so, this is the best photo i took this week, hands down.

and now this: 

a few weeks ago my iphone stopped listening me. i'd hit the home button and nothing would happen. i'd hit it again and still nothing would happen. sometimes i thought i could see it rolling its eyes at me, so disrespectful. then one day my phone speakers up and went out on me too. now, this wasn't such a big deal. i rarely use my iphone as an actual phone (oh this weird future we live in). but that was the last straw, so i marched myself over to the apple store to have it looked at, and they declared it a problem with the phone software or something miraculously NOT having to do with me and water. (who is this mature person who is me??) then they handed me a new phone, a refurb once belonging to someone else. all my doodads and personal information got imported onto it, and then i was on my way. it took about two hours but huck snoozed in his stroller like a champ the whole time and life was generally pretty kind to me that day. pats on the back, day. thanks! all that stuff.

since then, i'll occasionally find strange reminders that this phone once belonged to somebody else. somebody who is not me. it's really creepy. i keep thinking like maybe it's haunted? for instance. one time a password prompt called me chrissy. and just today, when i was checking in my calendar to see what all i had scheduled for the next week, my calendar told me that next week was my birthday. by which i mean, next week was chrissy's birthday. 

june 7: "it's ya birthday!" 
location: "where ever you like." 
i mean, at least this chrissy person is generous with herself.


  1. Pretty much loved all this randomness, and I think your haunted phone is trying to tell you to celebrate Chrissy's birthday with her. It would be the only polite thing to do, right!? (;

  2. Good post Natalie! You definitely made me laugh!! Hopefully I didn't wake up my sleeping beauty :)

  3. Congratulations Nat for your new Disney project!!!!
    you deserve it!
    Good weekend and kisses from Spain

  4. I used to work fr Disney Cruise Line and I LOVED it!!!! I'm all about Disney. They are fantastic people to work for and I'm excited for your posts and the upcoming Disney Baby Blog! Sounds like fun!

    Congrats and Good luck these next few weeks! I'll be reading!

  5. Congrats girl! You are awesome and I look forward to reading the Disney baby blog!

  6. Yaaaay, congrats! All the very best, Nat!


    "[...] and there was no water damage! who is this mature person who is me??"


  7. LOL you're such a card, natalie! :)

    congrats on the new assignments & things! proof that you rock, of course. *grin*

  8. Congrats! Also, BTW, love the Oil Cleansing Method. Check out my blog for deets.

  9. my hubby's phone is totally starting to do the same! i guess it's time to take it in and try to get another one.

    p.s. congrats on the new disney gig :)

  10. AnonymousJune 02, 2012

    congrats on the new blog! Can't wait t check it out.

  11. Umm creepy phone!! I thought they were supposed to give you a new one if it is their issue?! Yikes.
    And congrats on the Disney Blog, how fun! You will be awesome!

  12. Celebrating Chrissy's birthday is the least you can do to. It is because of her you have a refurb'd phone, no? Also is this new phone having a different name?

  13. As long as it's your own words, then go on with your bad sponsored self. I don't know how you do it, you writing fool!

  14. AnonymousJune 03, 2012

    How exciting! Can't wait to read!

  15. I Got a brand new I phone last week too! It's been great, without any creepy ghosts. And how exciting you get to write for Disney! Can't wait to read them!

  16. Hmmm, I guess those banking apps and places where you have your credit card stored, WOULD make you think. Either way, glad you got a replacement...

    Congrats on being a contributor on a new blog. That is awesomeness.

  17. I don't know, Natalie. That picture of Huck in his dad's shoe over on Babble could give this one a run for its money. So cute! :)

  18. aw, congrats on your disney baby blog! you will do wonderfully..of course!
    and now dealing with your phone, i'm a little creeped out. i really hope they just used your phone as a tester phone and the workers added in all that stuff to demonstrate....maybe? ha
    but if not, chrissy sounds like a happenin' girl ;)
    xo TJ

  19. Congrats! Is this related to Babble? Didn't Disney buy them??

  20. Congrats on the new baby blog! Can't wait to check it out. Totally understand how you feel about the phone...


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