Archive for the 'Health' Category


Friday, October 12th, 2007

RomilarAfter reading that these cough medicines are being taken off the market, I can’t help but imagine how bummed out Lester Bangs would be if he heard this news.

…y’know, if he hadn’t died 25 years ago.

- Zac

Just all-around damp.

Monday, October 1st, 2007

Sick KidBleh.

My kid is sick. Runny nose, blistering fever, moist noisy cough, ear infection.

The doc says it’s going around.

This painting totally sums it up. He’s all sick and floppy, feeling whiny and gross. I’m dressed as a scullery maid with a Count Scary widow’s peak on my forehead. This guy really knows how to put the Phlegm in Flemish Painting.

Anticipating little sleep tonight.

(Info about the painting)


Recalled Mattel Toys with Images

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

Here at BabyRoadies, we try to put some public service in between the boobs and the diapers, so here are a bunch of the Mattel “Lead Paint” toys with images so you can look at them and see if your version of the Sesame Street Giggle Drill is actually twice as dangerous now.

Some links may be broken, and the list is only half-complete, so if anyone out there is inspired to track down the ones we’re missing, the would would be a better place.

Images of Killer Toys:
H9186 Giggle Gabber Ernie: Image Here:
H9188 Giggle Gabber Oscar the Grouch: Image Here:
J0338 Diego Talking Field Journal: Image Here:
J0343 Go Diego Go Antarctic Rescue: Image Here:
J0344 Go Diego Go Deep Sea Rescue: Image Here:
J0345 Go Diego Go Mountain Rescue: Image Here:
J0346 Go Diego Go Talking Rescue 4 X 4: Image Here:
J5935 Giggle Gabber Soccer Elmo: Image Here:
J5936 Giggle Gabber Chef Cookie Monster: Image Here:
|J6537 Sesame Street Giggle Toolbelt: Image Here:
J6762 Queen Mami: Image Here:
J6763 Royal Boots and Tico: Image Here:
J6765 Prince Diego: Image Here:
J7983 Sesame Street Tub Pots & Pans: Image Here:
J9518 Sesame Street Giggle Drill: Image Here:
J9692 Dora’s Talking Pony Place: Image Here:
K0617 Twins Nursery: Image Here:
K3414 Diego – Talking Gadget Belt: Image Here:
K3571 Go Diego Go Mobile Rescue Unit: Image Here:
K3580 Fairytale Adventure Dora: Image Here:
K4139 Go Diego Go Dinosaur Rescue: Image Here:
K4140 Toucan Motorcycle Rescue: Image Here:
L0305 Dora Figure: Image Here:
L3194 Surprise Inside Diego Eggs: Image Here:
L3215 Sesame Street Elmo Jack-In-The-Box: Image Here:
L3507 Sesame Street – Super Boom Box: Image Here:
L5202 Birthday Dora: Image Here:
M0351 Dora Figures Dora & Kitty: Image Here:
M0527 Sesame Street Giggle Doodler: Image Here:
M0732 Dora’s Talking House: Image Here:
M2051 Let’s Go Rescue Center: Image Here:
M2052 Fairytale Castle: Image Here:

Stuff we can’t find:
M0352 Dora Figures Diego & Bear: ?????????
M0524 Go Diego Go Talking Gadget: ?????????
L5813 Diego Tub Trike: ???????????
L8905 Pablo & Pals: ?????????
L3488 Sesame Street Birthday Figure Pack: ???????

Stuff we haven’t looked up yet:
33662 Elmo Light Up Musical Pal
33663 Ernie Light Up Musical Pal
33664 Big Bird Light Up Musical Pal
34658 Elmo Stacking Rings
39038 Elmo Tub Sub
39054 Sesame Street Shape Sorter
87946 Elmo Keyboard
90267 Ernie Splashin’ Fun Trike
90609 Elmo Collectible
90611 Cookie Collectible
90612 Zoe Collectible
90613 Ernie Collectible
90614 Big Bird Collectible
90745 Construction Playset
93068 Elmo Boom Box
93107 Action Fire Engine
93307 Press N Go Elmo
93308 Rev & Go Cookie Monster
93492 Cookie Saxophone
93493 Elmo’s Guitar
93615 Splash Tub Puzzle
93780 Music And Lights Phone
B7554 Count To Beat Elmo
B7888 Shake, Giggle & Roll
B7987 Elmo in the Giggle Box
B7989 Silly Parts Talking Elmo
B9620 Dora’s Talking House
C6908 Dora, Backpack, Perrito Figure Pack
C6909 Diego Figure Pack
C6910 Swiper Figure Pack
C6911 Boots, Tico Figure Pack
G3825 Dora Talking Vamonos Van
G5112 Sing With Elmo’s Greatest Hits
G9717 Giggle Doodler
H2943 Grow with Me Elmo Sprinkler
H3343 Cousin Daisy
H3344 Birthday Dora
H5569 Elmo & Pals (Elmo, Cookie, Ernie)
H5570 Elmo & Pals (Elmo, Zoe, Big Bird)
H4187 Dora Figures in Tube
H4628 Water Fun Tote
H8236 Dora 3 Pack Figures in Tube
H8237 Blue 3 Pack Figures in Tube
H8238 Sponge Bob 3 Pack Figures in Tube
H9124 Chef Dora
H9125 Bedtime Dora


Friday, February 16th, 2007

Interior – Office Building

Matt: “What did you guys do about immunizations?”

Zac (thoughtfully): “I seem to remember getting him immunized for worms and distemper, but I may be thinking about our dog.”

Matt: “Either way, you don’t want your kid getting worms.”

Sleeping on Bread & Water

Monday, November 20th, 2006

NapDuring the summers when I was in college, I worked on a landscaping crew. I was also involved in the local music scene (as a drinker, not really as a participant). Both of these things meant that I wanted to be at the bar untill 2:00 in the morning but needed to be up for work at 6:00. Needless to say I spent a lot of the time in full-on zombie mode. One way I was able to combat it was that every Thursday I would come home from work, eat dinner right away, and then go to bed for like 13 or 15 hours. I could completely recharge for the weekend and most of the week, and only start dragging ass again around Wednesday.

PJ and I recently tried a similar experiment that failed pretty miserably. Our plan was for me to take care of the kid all night Friday…PJ would get to sleep at around 9:00 down on the pull-out couch with living room doors shut and the air purifier going generating white noise…real bliss. She would sleep in the next morning refreshed, and then we would swap positions on Saturday night.

Well, Friday night was fine for me…he grumped a couple times, I fed him at 10, at 4 and then at 7 the next morning. Saturday my wife woke up groggy and grumpy, a little disoriented and out of it. Saturday night we swapped roles (me anxious to get a restful night’s sleep) and when I woke up Sunday morning I felt more tired than usual. My body was achy, I had a headache and I was in a grey mood all day.

I think the truth of the matter was that our bodies had become accustomed to the sporadic sleep that we have been getting for the past three months, and by getting an uninterrupted night’s rest, our starved bodies remembered what it was like to be fully rested and went all cattywampus on us. It was almost as if you’ve been living on bread and water so long, that introducing a big meal would totally mess you up.

So, sorry. I though we would have some kind of scoop on revolutionizing parenting, but no luck.

- Zac

Do they make Baby Denorex?

Saturday, October 21st, 2006

Like The Desert Needs RainMy kid’s scalp is so gross right now.

He totally looks like if they made lizard wigs for newborns, that’s what he would be wearing. It’s all scaly and flaky like a photo from the Mars rover.

PJ called it “Cradle Crown” but I think it may actually be scurvy. Can you still get that? Does anybody have any limes?

- Zac