Archives for May 2013

Summertime

Memorial Day always seems to be the first weekend of summer, even though the Oldest Kidlet still has a couple weeks left of his school year. And ours was packed. There was a graduation party for Brother-in-law’s girlfriend. TheBoy and I went to a Dodgers game. And yesterday, the boys went across the street and ran through the sprinklers with a neighbor. While I was talking with my neighbor, we started to talk about how kids don’t play the way you used to. (Yes, I know, I was talking with someone. I’m proud of me, too) And it’s true. When…

Boy Scouts decision – a win for the LGBT community?

If you’ve been following the news, you probably heard that the Boy Scouts decided to allow gay children into the organization. Yay, right? It’s still not enough for me to let my boys join. The Boy Scouts of America still won’t let openly gay adults serve as leaders/volunteers. While the BSA say it’s because it wasn’t under consideration (they were only deciding about children)- I’m going to say that’s just a line fed by PR. Why? There is no reason that they couldn’t have or wouldn’t have debated the situation in order to make the Boy Scouts of America all-inclusive-…

[Vlog] Epiphanies.

Can you believe it’s Thursday already? In this week’s Vlog, I’m talking headaches, epiphanies about writing process and I might be a little delirious.

I have no idea what to say.

I’m sure that when my mom and my sister see this post, they will laugh for a good few minutes. Because if there is one thing that Whitney Drake is not known for, it’s for being at a loss for words. But here it is, getting later and later on Tuesday and I just don’t know what I could blog about. We went to Disneyland without anyone getting sick, so there’s that. We finally rode on Radiator Springs Racers, which was sort of impossible because we never got to the park early enough to manage it (pro-tip: If you want…

When plans fall apart.

Being a mother has become a lesson in flexibility. When I was younger, plans were plans. If they fell through, I would sulk. And now? Well, to me life is like the tide, things come and go and the shoreline of my life constantly changes. No, really. It sounds like one of those insane motivational posters, but it’s true. I’ve had to anticipate and handle anything that gets thrown my way. Last weekend, we decided to take the Kidlets to Disneyland, and headed out. The Little Kidlet wasn’t very enthused (which was odd), but it was a million degrees outside…

[Vlog] Clothing.

Here you go! Vlog #3, all about inconsistent clothing sizes and vanity sizing. I learned a lot of things while editing this one. I say “um” a lot. (I edited out a total of 15) I talk with my hands more like Jack Sparrow than I used to. I also can’t sit as high as I did in this vid if I want to make this widescreen. If you like my videos, please like them and subscribe to my YouTube channel!

Life is a dance party.

Today I tweeted this: Dance party in the checkout lane at Target. #thisishowIroll — Whitney Drake 🌊✨ (@whitneyd) May 14, 2013 It occurred to me, looking at the responses, that I mention a lot of dance parties. And some people probably wonder whether or not I actually do dance in public whenever I get the chance. The answer is yes. I have absolutely no shame when it comes to dancing and lip syncing in public. Why? Because of my mom (and I mean this as a compliment- and know she’ll take it as one). When I was little, weekends and…

My children are too much like me!

Hey! Listen! Every day, I share weird anecdotes and comments about the kidlets being geeklings. They really do take after me, in that they love video games, Star Wars, comic book characters (though in their animated adventures), and Ninja Turtles! But they also get just as obsessed about things as I do. (Whitney get obsessed? Riiiiigggghhhhtttt.) Which means that last night, as the kidlets brushed their teeth, I answered questions about why Ganondorf wanted the Triforce. Or while I was packing their lunch, I was quizzed about where Navi went after Ocarina of Time ended. On the road to school,…

[Vlog] Winner winner! And other nonsense.

It’s the second “official” episode of my Vlog. If you like my vlogs, subscribe to my YouTube channel and click like on the video!

Who are you? Deep down.

In my vlog, I mentioned that I’d been freaking out (about a lot of things, including freaking out). One of the ones I didn’t mention was the whole freakout that started when I posted this ridiculous GIF. Which I should point out I made because I was bored and because I’d been joking with S about losing fifteen minutes staring at this GIF of Misha Collins (so I joked I could make something equally distracting and life-ruining): At any rate, I posted the GIF and got a really nice response to it- but it wasn’t what I was expecting. I’d…