Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Baby's Coming

2/27/2008

Let me tell you about The Winder. We met in the spring of 1999. We were two single young hot things amongst a sprightly neighborhood of families. We were both out of our element and I was newly re-converted, so naturally the Relief Society President of that LDS ward assigned The Winder to visit me each month. To keep me on the straight 'n narrow so to speak.

We became friends instantly. Everyone thinks it's because we're both runners, but our running couldn't be any more different. See The Winder was an All American Collegiate athlete who ran short distances (100 to 400 meters) while I was a weekend warrior wannabe athlete who ran long distances (my runs were measured in kilometers or miles, not meters).

Shortly after our introductory visit, I invited The Winder to come to a Jazz game with some of my work cronies. She said sure and we go. At the game, The Winder sits down next to my favorite drunk bald friend (from work that is.... as opposed to all of my other drunk bald friends). He turns to The Winder and says, "Are you a lesbian like all the other girls Rabid brings to these games?" The Winder looked at me as if to say "I thought I left my dyke image at College!" I had a Subaru Outback so I fit the part.

Nine years later, we're both married to men. I've had two Yahoos and she and her hubby tried for six long years (or was it seven?) to have a Yahoo of their own. After 85 different medical procedures, 52 dollar-store pregnancy tests, 17 pounds of clomid, and one blissfully positive blood test, the Winder is pregnant. And due in three weeks.

Here's your Baby's Coming playlist. Enjoy.
  1. Yesterday's Mistake - Oi Va Voi
  2. Woozy - Faithless
  3. Going Fetal - Eels
  4. Wasted - Brandi Carlile
  5. The Water - Feist
  6. Watch Out Below - Echo & The Bunnymen
  7. Visions of You - Jan Wobble's Invasion of the Heart
  8. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others - The Smiths
  9. Tug of War - Stretch
  10. Under Pressure - David Bowie
  11. Your Time is Gonna Come - Led Zeppelin
  12. I Get a Kick Out of You - Frank Sinatra
  13. Time Is Running Out - Muse
  14. The Scale - Interpol
  15. Love and Marriage - Frank Sinatra
  16. Can't Help Falling In Love - Andrea Bocelli
  17. I'll Tumble 4 Ya - Culture Club
  18. You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
  19. What You Waiting For? - Gwen Stefani
  20. Wonders Never Cease - Morcheeba
  21. Hymn to Her - The Pretenders
  22. When The Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin
  23. Carry That Weight - The Beatles
  24. Beauty of Uncertainty - KT Tunstall

4 comments:

The McMillans said...

Um, can I request a copy of this playlist? That is fantastic.

Winder said...

Thanks for the playlist, and for reminding me about our young hottie days!

Staci Carroll said...

Nu uh! This is the funniest thing I have ever seen. When the levy breaks, ha!!!! I'm going to be passing this around. Oh wait. Is the list under copyright? I know how you are a stickler for rules . . .

Lois said...

Glad to see I'm not the only one who bought pregnancy tests at the dollar store (the only thing worth buying there).