For your entertainment, here are the celebrities I would have lunch with:

Jack Black  --for the entertainment value he would surely bring, and because he seems unintimidating to me.  I would have to ask him to refrain from bathroom humor, but if he picked up the tab, I might look the other way ... once.

Amanda Peet -- because I think she is beautiful and darling seems real.  And I totally think we could be friends.

Angelina Jolie -- I know most of you think she's skanky, but I would like to have lunch with her just to talk about how much we like our kids, and because I want to give her two thumbs up and say "nice job."  Plus, I want to see if she is as beautiful in person, and whether or not her figure has gone down the tubes when there's no airbrushing to be had.  Hey, I'm a girl, what can I say?

Also for your consideration, Matt would like to have lunch with the following: Elizabeth Banks, Jessica Biel, and Amanda Peet --after I'm done having lunch with her (this made me laugh so hard; like we can't both have lunch with her.  Oh I get it, all his "lunch dates" are women.  Hmmm ...)

 
 
 
 

Do this fun thing:

Go to google, type in quotation marks around the words unfortunately and your name.  You will get a good laugh about the first 10 things or so that you see.

You could also do "______ needs. " You should get a good laugh.

Mine is usually grim, since poor Natalee Halloway had the same spelling as mine.  Nothing but sadness to report there, but hopefully you'll have better luck. 

 
 

We are slowly starting to look at houses again, catching open houses when we can.  The trick is to see them without running your realtor around since he's probably not going to get a dime from your move.  Do tell, you say.

Well, because of articles like this, Matt and I are seriously considering renting again, unless we are able to practically steal a house.  It just doesn't make sense for us to purchase a home if we will be moving in less than 5 years.  We're pretty sure within 5 years we'll know our long-term plan for our family, and that's when we'll consider settling down for good.  Renting is a great feelikng: we don't have to sell it (ever),  and we don't have to worry that the house we just bought is a depreciating asset.  House prices continue to fall, and we are doing suprisingly OK in the market.  Why take your money from a place where it's growing, and sink it into a place that may cause it to shrink?

 
This is the one I've got my eye on.  It doesn't have much of a back yard, but I suppose a pool could make up for that.  The front yard is decent, and since it's a private drive (well, more like a long driveway with a fence at the road) I figured the kids could play in the front.

We were a little surprised to find tonight that it is no longer on the market, however (thus the fuzzy pics, pickings are slim).  Tomorrow we will investigate.  It's a foreclosure, and the price had been dropped significantly.  Perhaps it's been snatched up already.

And yes, we've decided to stay on the west side.  We just don't want to leave the tennis club we belong to!