Thursday, January 3, 2008

If it's not NPR, it sucks.

While driving through our tiny downtown area the other day, I was bopping along to our local college radio station. You know the type. They play some good alternative music, along with episodes of music where I wonder out loud whether the college generation has gone totally tone deaf, and then those station saving sections where they have a theme like jazz, or acoustic, etc. After one of their better songs, the DJ comes back on and starts talking about the end of 2007. This is what she said:

"Well, I am sorry to see 2007 go. It was an incredible year. We saw Britney shave her head and Paris Hilton go to jail. What a year! Can't wait to see what 2008 has in store for us."

Um, what?!?!? That's how they mark the incredible events of 2007?!?!? Fucking unbelievable. Granted, 2007, wasn't a great landmark year, but surely the supposedly half educated among us (in other words, college students) can find real things that happened, and not what the latest tabloid-queens have been doing. Pathetic.

Just another example that proves, if it's not NPR, it sucks.

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In other news, Husband and I went for the anatomy scan yesterday. It was to say the least, spectacular! This whole pregnancy feels so much more real and apparently there really is some kind of baby in there. One that moves, even. And, since the technician couldn't find anything that resembled a penis, we are running with the idea that it's a girl or a baby boy without a penis. Take your pick.

And now for your viewing pleasure, here's an image of her very strong arm.

36 comments:

Not so little sister said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! Congrats. The arm looks fantastic. :)

christina(apronstrings) said...

wow! it reminds me of rosie the riveter!!! you gotta a fighter in there.
i want to get behind you on the britney news and love of NPR. while i love NPR i must say that i throughly enjoyed the "TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY; BRITNEY'S FALL FROM GRACE."
I mean, really, i wish i didn't. but i LOVE it. i mean, she HITS A CAR WITH AN UMBRELLA. see?

Dream Writer said...

Totally awesome. How exciting. I am so happy for you..

Did you pick any names boy or girl names?

Nadine said...

Another NPR fan here.

That picture is the coolest thing ever.

LIW (Lady In Waiting) said...

Wow. How exciting!!Congratulations!!

As for radio, do you know how many people signed on to an electronic petition to get Paris out of jail - based on the fact that she has done so much to "help" society? People are ridiculous.

May I please extend your comment about "radio stations suck if they are not NPR" to include major tv station nightly news programs?

Caro said...

Great picture.

My Reality said...

I love the shot of her arm!

Veronika said...

He/She is a fighter!

From Here To Maternity said...

FANTASTIC!!

BerryBird said...

Wow! That picture came out great.

Casey said...

That is one tough little fetal arm there. Congrats!

Jackie said...

Wow! A girl! Congratulations on the great scan and the cool photo!

The bean-mom said...

Congrats on the great anatomy scan and pictures! Sounds like your pregnancy is going great! And it's so exciting, isn't it, to see that there really is a developing person inside there...

The bean-mom said...

Oh, and P.S., thanks for the nice comment you left me on my blog! Nice to meet another refugee from academic science... Arg, it's rough.

Depressionista said...

First, thanks so much for your comments on my blog...it's been a tough couple days. But it makes me happy to see the wonderful strong arm of your little girl and to hear that the scan went well. Yay!

Depressionista said...

Oh, I forgot--I would love it if you could drop me a line via email so we can talk about bipolar II and all that fun stuff. My email is on my blog. Thanks Nicole!

Jenny F. Scientist said...

AWESOME!!! (Also a great deal more recognizable than most ultrasound pics!)

Sara said...

It looks she's making the Power to the People salute.

OMG. Congratulations!

Dino aka Katy said...

oh how exciting a little girl - we got our fertility appointment coming up on the 18th I am getting more nervous by the day since this is were they will tell us what our chances are to ever have a child

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I am totally with you on the NPR thing. I listen to it all day most days. 'Til hubby comes home and turns it off.

I LOVE THAT great snapshot of your baby! WOW! Super.

Congratulations! YAY!

alley said...

YAY!

Sweet girl.

Aurelia said...

That's a great US pic, and honestly, I recognize it, but I can't help but wonder what other average people would see?

It's just that after my last one, I showed someone a photo, and they commented that it looked like a duck!

Your daughter to be looks like a baby however, really. Really. Chuckle

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Electronic Goose said...

Oh my goodness, that is so cool! I'm so glad that she's moving and even Major Strong. Congrats!

peep said...

What a great picture! Congratulations on the maybe girl. I am an avid NPR listener too so I hear ya.

Dancer said...

Nicole!
I have been catching up on your blog...CONGRATULATIONS!! I am thrilled for you and your husband (and baby)...this warms my heart!
Dancer

Veronika said...

I keep coming back to view the picture of your little fighter! I can't get enough!
:)

Anns said...

That's one NICE arm bone your kid's got there!

I'm with you on the NPR. Since moving to NYC 2+ (god, has it been that long) and giving up my car I no longer listen to the radio much but did tune in to NPR on our recent road trip and even got "Dad" hooked on it's excellent programming. I wish they made iPods that picked up radio signals.

Enjoy your pregnancy!

thrice said...

I like that she's strong. I love strong women.

Tam said...

Congrats on everything looking good, wow and little pink bundle - very sweet! Love the pic of the loooong arm!!

Hoping 2008 brings you loads of happines sweetie.

Loads of love and hugs!!!

niobe said...

Beautiful, beautiful scan.

Based on your description, it certainly sounds like a girl, but, unless you were able to get a *really* good look, it's not a complete certainty. It's rare, but I had one friend who had a similar result on her scan. And let's just say that her little boy was wearing a lot of adorable pink outfits for the first few months.

Sarah said...

as if they needed any more publicity.

GREAT picture!! so happy for your fantastic scan!

Maggs said...

i'm glad things are going good. have you given up seroquel? curious. i want to take it when i get pg. if i get pg. going to pursue fertility treatments htis year. sigh.

xoxox your bipolar bud, maggs

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Not so little sister said...

Can you please blog? It's been too long. Thank you. :)

marlena rivers said...

oh so cute! i'm happy you're having a girl so we can compare notes about that! what a wonderful thing to see. i am so delighted for you. can you say what week you are in in your posts or do you not want to do that? it's funny how it all becomes a blur later. i kept a journal during my pregnancy and wrote in it almost every night, which now seems incredible as i would never be able to do it, but it is nice to think i can look back on it someday. i would not want my daughter to ever see it, but i did write her a letter before she was born.
maybe later on in your last month, you might want to do that...