Sunday, June 13, 2010


Some random blips of our lives lately:

Blake - "I'm working on a pretty good unemployment tan, don't you think?" (holding shirt up, looking very proud of himself)

Casey - "Ok, I need you to be productive this week. What's the latest on insurance?"
Blake - "We don't have it right now."
Casey - "WHAT? Are you new here? We don't live without insurance. I thought we had 60 days and then we go on Cobra."
Blake - "No. Nothing. I figured we wouldn't start it until we needed it. Why would we pay for something that we don't need? We can call on the way to the hospital should someone break something and start it immediately."
Casey - "I don't think it works like that. Isn't that like calling for flood insurance when it starts to rain?"
Blake - "Good one, babe."
Casey - "Thanks. Call first thing in the morning on Cobra. Pretty sure I raised you better than this."

Casey - "Seriously. All 3 of our kids are potty trained. Day and night. We never have to buy a pull up again."
Blake - "Yes, we do. Because you just said that out loud."

Blake - "Why do our kids keep talking to us?"

Casey - "Pretty sure everything our kids have learned in the past month came from Little Bear. I walked in and saw Lainey meditating and chanting, "Omh....." the other day. Where'd that come from?"
Blake - "Little Bear"
Casey - "Exactly."

Casey - "Should we be going on a two week vacation when you're unemployed? I mean, you're still getting paid. Can we pretend?
Blake - "Done."


Lauren W said...

Love it. And better yet where are you headed on vacation?

And side note- your comment on my FB post intrigued me. Do people really use FB to hurt each other. I mean, people over the age of 21? Really? That's just sad if it's true.

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Dee Stephens said...

Have fun in Cali! I think it's soon.
BTW - the Cobra thing...I think I would have had a heart attack. When I was younger I actually went 3-months without insurance in between jobs. I didn't want to do Cobra b/c of the expense. I look back now and I am SO LUCKY that nothing happened.
Good luck. Hope the job search is going well.

J said...

Congrats on keeping a sense of humor despite dealing with unemployment. I hope it passes quickly (unemployment, not your sense of humor). Yea for vacation!

starnes family said...

Vacation - La Jolla, California. Of course, last year we drove, so it would have been easy cancelled. This year we have plane tickets. :)

Facebook - Oh, yes. You wouldn't believe.

The Lenzers said...

vacation sounds great about now, and well deserved for the starnes family. enjoy guilt free!!!! cobra sucks with its pricing, but our insurance now thru a small company....scary! It's like a second mortgage. seriously! and i still have to pay for everything because the deductibles are so high

The Rand's said...

You guys need your vacation! Glad to hear you're still going!
Hoping the interview goes well this week!

SASS said...

I love this. Know why? Because I completely believe in raising children just on Little Bear. I plan to try it. So what if my kid runs around naked and only speaks to farm animals? "ohmmm...." Killin me.
Really, you know how important humor is. Making each other laugh? That's what it's all about.
"I thought I raised you better than that." <--great line. Definitely using this again.
Love you guys!

Tiffany said...

um, EVERYTHING G knows about life she learned from Dora...maybe a little bit of wonder pets. can't stand those creepy animals.

and--how does meow meow have 271 'likes' or friends or whatever on fb and my blog page only has 13. it doesn't even have a pulse!

starnes family said...

Tiffany, it's simple. Meow Meow has a damn good PR rep.

The Potters said...

These crack me up. I'm literally sitting at my desk choking on my coffee and shaking my head because it's so darn funny and classic husband talk.

Sara said...

Totally sounds like something Trey would do with the insurance.

So glad y'all are still going to Cali.

Carrie Darney said...

Unemployment tan...awesome.

Cobra, I really do think you can call at the last minute and get on it...may be worth a look into. It is so expensive!!

Yea you can't cancel your trip!!!

Pam Bowers said...

Men say the darnedest things! The insurance one was funny. Yay for vacation!!!

Vincent Family said...

I love this! So funny and REAL. I love that you can laugh at what life throws your way. Have fun on vaca and good luck on the job front.

aunt caroline said...

I can totally hear Blake's voice with the quote in green.

Also, Ryan's the only one who holds a candle to Carter's video game stuff. Unless it's the original super mario, he can count us ALL out. Times have changed, sister, and you, me, and Blake were left behind!

Don't know how Ryan made it through. Oh yes, his maturity is about the same as Carter's.

Tiffany said...

so i was reading over at motherhoodinnyc and i saw a casey and just knew it was you. so here i am, saying hello...again.

merrilee said... happy you are still coming on vacation. I totally think it is needed. Let's make some plans soon! xxoo Oh--and Little Bear is harmless.

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Sounds like you have a hilarious family, I love them all!

Jodee said...

Enjoy your time away!

Momma to the A's said...

Oh my goodness you guys deserve a vacation! Have a great time and don't waste energy worrying either!

I am always afraid to say things out loud... I know it would totally jinx me!

Y'all crack me up! Love all your quotes!

Alexandra said...

Little bear=perfectly fine.

Max & Ruby=scarier.

Merry Mack said...

Pretend away!

This sounds just like some conversations that I have had in the past and recently. Insurance is always the tricky part of unemployment, but tans during unemployment are not tricky.

Keep the sense of humor it is the best survival mechanism.

Have fun in Cali.

Heather said...

I heart Little Bear!!! So glad to know that's still on! Little Ethiopian boy will definitely be introduced to Little Bear.

Y'all are funny!