Atomic Bombshell

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November 5th, 2010

It’s been another busy week. After making it through midterms, next up was Halloween, which now that I’m a mom actually involves doing more than just buying a few bags of candy to hand out to the neighborhood kids.

As you can see, the little man was looking cute dressed up as a NASA Astronaut Commander. We also dressed him as a dinosaur on Saturday night. My mother in law and sister in law came over to enjoy the festivities on Sunday and we took the kiddo trick-or-treating at the homes of a few close neighbors just for fun.

The not so fun part was when I noticed a water leak coming through the ceiling into the kitchen. The Ninja played the part of Superman that night by locating the source of the leak and making it stop… My hero! Turns out the hot water pipe valve connector from the bathroom sink upstairs had started slowly dripping and the water eventually worked its way down to the first floor.

Since we had already committed to having new windows installed before this little mishap occurred, I was worried about the financial fiasco this water damage could cause. Fortunately the fix will be fairly minor, but in the future let’s please try not to give the pregnant woman a heart attack.

Those new windows were just installed today and I’m already loving the difference. The additional peace and quiet is great. Upgrading is a decent investment if you have old, single-pane, aluminum framed windows and sliding glass doors like we did. The new stuff looks and works great.

Read on for Day 14 of 30 Days of Truth
A Hero Who Has Let Me Down

Dear Tom Boonen,

You have always been my favorite cyclist. Not only are you one of the least painful to look at in that normally gaunt crowd, but your skills on the bike are pretty awe-inspiring. The wattage you can crank out, those giant sprinter’s legs, and the way you make even the most painful races look so easy are the main reasons you were my cycling hero.

In 2008, when you scored your second win at Paris-Roubaix, I was so excited. But shortly thereafter the cycling news headlines were on fire with news of your positive test for cocaine. Sure, I get it. You’re a party kind of guy who lives in Monaco. I suppose post-win celebrations should be expected, but I was still disappointed. Tsk-tsk, slap on the wrist.

I let it go and kept you in that place of honor as my favorite cyclist despite this transgression. After all, it’s not like they caught you doping during a race, right? When the 2009 season rolled around and the coolest race of them all, Paris-Roubaix, was upon us once again, and again you won, again I celebrated…

And again they busted you for using cocaine!

That’s it for me. It’s hard for me not to adore you, but the level of disgust I have now outweighs that favor. I don’t know why on earth you would choose to be so arrogant. You’ve been blessed with amazing physical attributes and so many people have invested in you to help you achieve so many top finishes… And your thanks is to party like a rock star?

The Bombshell

Entry Filed under: Carrie's Rants,One Of The Guys


  • 1. shelly  |  November 5th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    He is very easy on the eyes.

  • 2. dena  |  November 7th, 2010 at 10:37 am

    That is the cutest little boy in the cutest Halloween costume. Love it!

  • 3. Tom Boonen  |  November 7th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    To Bombingshell,

    I want apologize for Hoover impersonizing when coke is near nostrils. I have legs size of tree trunk, but brain like moth. Forgive for dumb dumb.

    P.S. I know you husband and see him in glow and appear like rising Phoenix. He idol to me.

  • 4. soapbox.SUPERSTAR  |  November 9th, 2010 at 7:56 am

    I am DYING over Jordan’s comment. Hahahahaha!!!!

  • 5. Jenny  |  November 10th, 2010 at 9:40 am

    awwww look how cuuuuuuute 🙂 that’s frickin’ adorable!

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