Brief Hiatus

October 10, 2012

Greetings from Puberty Hell!

My husband and I are escaping to Las Vegas for a few days to a) celebrate his birthday and b) get a reprieve from our pubescent child. This puberty stuff is bad business. Tell me again, please, why I wished for girl children?

Three and a half days without puberty issues. Bliss.

Please know that you’re in my thoughts and in my heart, and hopefully I’ll come home with a good story or two. Maybe not one including Mike Tyson’s tiger and a random chicken in our hotel room*, but stories nonetheless. Vegas is always good for a story, even though they encourage you not to tell. Ha! As if I’ve ever been able to shut my pie-hole in my life.

I hope your weekend is full of Fall festivities and family and love.

And please, be here when I’m back?


* Did it bug anyone else that in the movie The Hangover, they never explained where the chicken came from? It drove me nuts. I kept harping about it, and my husband just didn’t get it. He said, “who cares about a random chicken?” Apparently, freaks like me, because I was waiting the entire movie for the explanation of why a chicken was in the hotel room.  Argh! Unsatisfactory!

Is it just me?

And with that thought, I leave you for Sin City. I’ll pull the lever for you.

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

amanda {the habit of being} October 10, 2012 at 11:35 am

yes! but my husband was annoyed and kept saying, “it’s a movie. suspend reality.” duh. still – if you introduce it into the story tell me why or how or at least what the hell it’s name is.

have a good weekend!


Jennifer October 10, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Well they did kind of explain everything else.


Kristen @ Motherese October 10, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Bon voyage, D! Have a wonderful trip!


Contemporary Troubadour October 10, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Yay Vegas escape! May puberty hell be on its own hiatus when you return (hey, one can wish, right?).

Good luck finding a lever to pull — when I was there a year ago, everything was button-based! Clickclickclickclickclickclick is just not the same as kaCHONK spinnnnnnnnn …


Rudri Bhatt Patel @ Being Rudri October 10, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Have a fab time Kitch! Get your Vegas on! xoxo


BigLittleWolf October 10, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Whatever happens in Vegas… stays in Vegas???


Alexandra October 10, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Yeah, well, you know.

Those movies aren’t made for thinkers.

Just kneejerk guffaws.


Can I tell you how many many things bugged me in that movie.


Katrina Kenison October 10, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Have a ball. Meanwhile, I will stay home and try those potatoes of yours.


Heather October 10, 2012 at 6:48 pm

How could you go on ANY vacation and not have some crazy story to tell?!?! I can hardly wait for your return. Until then, enjoy bliss and quiet. Here’s hoping the hormones are a little calmer when you get home.


Jamie October 10, 2012 at 6:51 pm

We must be on the same wavelength because I just got back from Vegas on Monday!! I hope you have an amazing time. Where are you staying? Warning: the city may be out of gin after my stint there…


The Meaning of Me October 10, 2012 at 8:39 pm

We asked ourselves that very question about the girl child just yesterday…and we are nowhere near puberty! What will it be like in ten years???

Have a wonderful time in Vegas…can’t wait to hear the stories!


Tinne from Tantrums and Tomatoes October 11, 2012 at 5:12 am

I hope you’ll have lot’s of stories which are ‘unshare-able’ *nodnodwinkwink*!
Have fun in Vegas!


Arnebya October 11, 2012 at 5:47 am

I hope you return with plenty of stories but then say oops sorry, can’t tell ya. However, if it does involve a chicken, I think we’d all agree it has to be told. Feel free to change names to protect the naked if necessary.

It’s saying something that I’d rather be at a job I dislike than my home some days, which is deeply entrenched in the mire of the pubescent 11 and 9 yr old girls. Gah.


Erica October 11, 2012 at 4:18 pm


Ok, I guess a third wheel would be awkward.

Id on’t remeber, but is the chicken explained when they go through the photos on the digital camera at the end of the movie?



Justine October 11, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Oh a getaway! A real one. Yay for you. Enjoy every moment. I can’t wait for the stories.


Sherri October 12, 2012 at 5:45 am

Have fun.


Barbara October 12, 2012 at 6:00 am

Have fun! Everyone needs time away…
Trust me, you’ll be happy you had girls when they’re older. My daughter is my best friend and such a comfort.


Dawn October 13, 2012 at 5:35 am

Girl children rule! Have fun in Vegas…do a little sinning for all of us. We’ll be here when you get back!


Robin October 13, 2012 at 11:12 am

Isn’t the chicken the real hero of the movie? :)

Hope the weekend is GREAT!


elizabeth October 13, 2012 at 6:45 pm

I hope Vegas was incredibly fun!


Velva October 14, 2012 at 11:21 am

Have a blast in Vegas! I do not doubt for a split second that you will return with a story or two-



Liz October 18, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Hey there girl. Been a long time. Missed ya. Not that you’ve gone anywhere. This really is one of those “it wasn’t you; it was me” things. Anyways, VEGAS??? Damn. Got my flight and hotel all booked for my 40th. Going in a couple of months. But that’s another story. I love your travel stories best. So keep your pie hole open. Get over the cold soon so you can tell us. (me)


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