Friday, November 18, 2011

Breaking Dawn

I'm going to see Breaking Dawn tonight and I am freaking excited about it. I'm probably going to eat an entire box of candy without a beverage so that I don't miss any sparkly vampire goodness going to the restroom.

(I'm trying out the word restroom. I always say bathroom, but that only makes sense if you can take a bath in the room, and since I'm not homeless I don't bathe in public restrooms. I'm on the fence. May switch back to bathroom...will keep you updated.)

I won't be home until late so this is it for today. Talk amongst yourselves in the comments about how much you love or hate sparkly vampires or the use of restroom vs. bathroom. Or whatever.

Better yet, ask me some questions I can answer because a post a day is hard!!

35 comments:

Annabelle said...

My mother always says "lavatory" when she's out. As in, asking the waitress, "Where's the lavatory?" This always (ALWAYS) gets a blank stare. Seriously, does anyone else call it a lavatory anymore?? (BTW, I call them restrooms when out, but at home, it's the bathroom. Huh. I never thought of that before.)

Olivia Grace said...

My girlfriends and I went to the midnight premier last night (we do that for all of them because we are ridiculously nerdy) and it was AMAZING!! Loved it!! It was really beautiful, super romantic, and gory at the end in the most perfect way! Have a great time tonight!

Becca said...

I say bathroom but it apparently offends the delicate sensibilities of the classy southern ladies I live around. But I say do whatever you want. You don't bathe in there, but do you rest in there? I don't. Usually I'm trying to pee while yelling at the kids and/or holding someone while sitting on the potty. Not restful.

Olivia Grace said...

Oh, and my mom says "lavatory", too!! HA! I usually say restroom and sometimes I like to be fancy and I say "Excuse me while I go to the ladies'". Who knows where that one came from...

clearness said...

How are you and how is your husband and how's big sister doing?

Does big sister go to preschool yet? Is she a diva star at preschool/babysitter?

Nic said...

I LOVE sparky vampires and use the word bathroom.
Team Jacob or team Edward?
I am thinking why choose, can I not have both?!?

Allison said...

I say bathroom at home, restroom in public. Probably because I have a bathtub at home and public toilets do not. Also, @annabelle, the only person I know that says 'lavatory' is my grandmother who is old and Southern :)

nyanarose said...

I say "ladies room" in public. Then it sounds like I only need to freshen up my make up and apply lotion, not do other ungodly things that ladies certainly do not do.

Cindy said...

I grew up saying bathroom but I also switched to saying restroom. When I say bathroom now I feel like I'm blurting out the "bath" part of it and it sounds all unsanitary... BAAthroom. I know, it's so weird.

And I hate the vampire crap. I was hesitant about zombies but now I sort of think they're cool. What are your thoughts on zombies?

Emily said...

I'm going to see it tonight too! SO FREAKING EXCITED!!!! And I say washroom generally...because at home or away I wash up afterwards. Maybe that's a Canadian saying though? Hope you enjoy your night out!

HereWeGoAJen said...

I go back and forth between restroom and bathroom. I don't know why. I like restroom better. Again, I don't know why.

My question is: do I really have to go clean up the playroom and kitchen now? Because I really do not feel like it.

Simona said...

It's easier in Canada I guess :-))) It's not a bathroom (cause you don't take baths in public), not a restroom (I would not dare to rest in there, LOL) but it's definitely a washroom :-)))
Enjoy Breaking Dawn and tell us about it!!! (I loved the books, the movies not so much, but that's always the case, you can't get a decent movie while preserving too many details from a book...)
P.S. I LOVE your girls!!!

liz said...

The one place where it's really inappropriate (and confusing) to call it a rest room is at a funeral home. Hence the use of lavatory.

To get really nosey, I'd like to know how you're handling your job and your marriage with all the stress that you've had. With one healthy two-year-old I can barely hold it together most days.

Beth said...

The sparkly vampire deal is okay, but give me a well built shirtless werewolf any day!

Milla said...

I'm in the UK and am trying to find a suitable alternative to 'toilet'. I just can't say it in front of colleagues without wincing, but it's the most normal word. I tend to wimp out and use 'bathroom', which sounds odd here. I hadn't even thought about the other possibilities.

I was predictably hooked on the books but being poorly-pregnant first and then having my girl has meant I've missed out on the films. She's 15 months and I haven't watched a single film in that time. I will catch up eventually. Hope you have a wonderful time and got your catch-up reading done.

Do you manage to read books? If so, are there any books that make you cheerful.

Natalie said...

Like Emily, I am Canadian and use the term washroom.

In France, they call it La Toilette. True story.

Marisa said...

I usually say bathroom, because I don't like the word restroom. I don't rest in there. There's no place to rest unless you're an infant getting your diaper changed.

In all honesty, I'm almost always with my children, so I call it the potty. Sometimes I slip and call it the potty around grownups. Ugh.

I like ladies room. But shouldn't it be lady's room? Or ladies' room?

I can't call it washroom because my 6th grade teacher said "warshroom."

You could do a whole post, or several, on the different euphemisms for the room in which we urinate and defecate. And while you're at it, why is it so embarrassing that we do such things? Everyone does them, every day. Why do we never talk about it?

Amy said...

I like to confuse people and call it the "Loo". Love the looks I get. But when that fails I use "ladies room" when out in public and "bathroom" at home. Though lately it's been "potty" no matter where I am. Toliet training is SO fun (insert sarcasm here).

I have not watched any of the movies or read any of the books...but the first movie is playing on FX and I've set my DVR to record it. Maybe one day I'll get time to watch it. NOT! (OMG I totally just dated myself!)

Katie said...

Well, depending on how offensive I want or need to be, I will call it the "shitter" as in "Does anyone know where the shitter is, because I need to drop a deuce" It is endlessly entertaining (how mature am I?)

areyoukiddingme said...

My second grade teacher tried to brainwash us into asking for the toilet. It didn't work. Sometimes I go with bathroom, sometimes restroom, sometimes ladies room. Apparently, I hate consistency when asking for a place to pee.

Not a fan of sparkly vampires, but I do enjoy the website that makes fun of the awful writing in the books!

PJ said...

It's a bathroom. Mostly because that is what I've called it my entire life, and since I am going on 80, I am set in my ways.

I gave away my damn Twilight books after I read them, because you know...recycle and all. And I have kicked myself ever since. I can't justify buying another copy, but I admit I really want to read each book when the movie is about to come out.

I'm going tomorrow night. First girls night out since, I forget when. :)

Oops-Lah said...

That reminds me of the time when I was in a London Hotel and an American tourist asked the receptionist where the restroom was. The receptionist replied, you can rest anywhere you like, sir!

CSB said...

I hope I'm not leaving this comment twice (disappeared the first time), but I'm wondering how you are doing about Evelyn - have you been able to process everything; how Olivia is doing and feels about Ainsley; and whether you and your husband can ever rest mentally (i.e., have you reached a level of acceptance or "new normal" state)? Otherwise, I just can't imagine the stress hormones surging in your body all the time.

I didn't find your blog until earlier this year, but you are remarkably hilarious and such a great mom. So glad you are writing more again!

Barbara Jean said...

I am Canadian and I too say "washroom". I had no idea that was a Canadianism. Blogs are so educational.

Oh and because we have toddlers we call it the "pips-pot" at our house. I've used the term in the outside world and have been met with confused, scrunchy faces. I don't think it will catch on anytime soon.

And I have a question: Does Ainsley get to have other visiters besides your immediate family? Like your extended family, grandparents etc? I imagine one of the hardest parts of having her in the hospital would not being able to share her (and those precious cheeks) with the special people in your lives.

Wishing you, as always, continued strength and lung-healing vibes!

JT said...

My husband and I just call it "the shitter".

Allison said...

Hm. I call it the "you know..." as in, "where's the (insert knowing nod) you know...." Or, "be right back, I have to go to the (insert knowing nod) you know ...."

Question: what's your favorite season? Inane, yes, but we already know about your va-jay-jay so I feel like we ought to slow things down a bit.

LTM said...

I usually say, "Hey, I gotta take a wicked pissah." Not from Boston or New England or anything, I just appreciate that piece of their culture. But I grew in Germany, where you usually ask where the toilet or WC is. And I think in public, I still ask where the toilet is, I might say restroom, just because that's what signs call it, but never understood the term, if someone is resting in there, they need more fiber in their diet!

Question: I love your dry, biting, sometimes crude wit. It is much like my own. How do you manage to filter it at work? I recently joined a corporate atmosphere and find that my comedic stylings are often deemed inappropriate.

Caroline said...

Over here in the UK there are loads of ways to say bathroom. You can tell people you're 'going to spend a penny', 'popping to the loo' 'going to visit auntie''going to powder my nose' amongst others. Apparently the queen says lavatory or loo, but never toilet! My question(s!): Have you ever visited Britain? What's the furthest you've travelled and the best place you've ever been - whether it's around the corner or the other side of the world?

~M~ said...

When I was in London I walked in to a restaurant and asked for a restroom. The waitress looked utterly lost and asked if I needed to take a rest. No, no, I replied, a bathroom... "you need to take a bath??!!"

Mimi and Joe said...

I moved to Australia almost two years ago and was horrified at the idea of calling it a "toilet". Apparently, it's also ok to call it the "ladies" which I did for about the first year out of utter embarrassment. But, after a while, toilet just didn't sound that weird. That's the only thing I say now; but I have to remember to revert back to bathroom when I visit the states. Other wise I just sound so rude...

Bec Reddick said...

Hello, I have been stalking your blog for awhile now, finally decided to comment, the toilet humour brings out all the freaks hahaha

Being a Aussie born and bred I say "where's the loo" or "I need to pee" hahaha no really I usually say Im going to the ladies room, or the little girls room.

I dont understand why there is such an embarrasment about it... or am I the only person who "passes water" hahahaha

On the twilight note, Im going tomorrow night! YAY so excited! Im team Edward, but only because I have read the books... If I had only watched the movies, I would be Team Jacob, but Jacob is just so darn annoying in the books.

Anne Marie said...

If you want to be really old fashioned and confuse the heck out of people, try out "water closet". I say restroom or ladies room.

Allie484 said...

My younger sister (23) calls it the tinkle box - which we have all, including my husband, adopted. We don't usually use it in public, but this started several years ago and hasn't gotten old yet. Maybe try that on for fun.

Kate Giovinco Photography said...

I call it the Loo. I have no idea why it just sounds better than bathroom and restroom.

hollygandco said...

Totally reading this well after-the-fact, but my husband, when he spent some time in the US (we're Canadian) was always made fun of for his Canadian lingo, and this conversation between a very opinionated, 19-year-old cowboy wannabe ensued:

My husband: I've got to go to the washroom (as we call it in Canada)
Cowboy wannabe: Washroom?! Last I knew, it was a bathroom.
MH: Well, you don't bathe there...
CW: Well, you don't wash there either!
(awkward silence...)
MH: Don't you???

So, I say forget bathroom AND restroom, and go with washroom!