Why We Usually Eat At Home

The Pea | Posted by Jannie on 13 July 2009 @ 7:10 AM 67 Comments

Alternate titles could be “How to act in a restaurant (not!)” or “Look what happens when Mom’s distracted by tequila.”

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  • 1

    On 14 July 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Chris Edgar | Purpose Power Coaching said, 

    She’s a natural yogi. She’s going to be teaching classes and releasing DVDs by the time she’s 10.

  • 2

    On 14 July 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Lynn said, 

    Yep – good for the system. :) No lemon.

    Lynn’s last blog post..Sunflowers, the boys and field

  • 3

    On 14 July 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Momisodes said, 


    I really wish we could dine with you all :)

  • 4

    On 14 July 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Kim Woodbridge said, 

    That’s exactly what I do in restaurants 😉

    Kim Woodbridge’s last blog post..WordPress 2.8.1 Released

  • 5

    On 14 July 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Morgan said, 

    Wow, I’d love to be able to have that much energy again. Under the table, doing headstands, posing– the whole works. :) I love that you took pictures of it, what a cutie!


    Morgan’s last blog post..Jazzy July Kicks

  • 6

    On 15 July 2009 at 2:05 am

    SnaggleTooth said, 

    Lynn, on the Cape we call that drink, cranberry n vodka, a “Madress”

    One time Me n my lil Sis were stuck up ontop of a broken Ferris wheel for like an hour. I was rocking it, n she still gets mad that I scared her. Let’s face it, a stopped wheel isin’t a good ride that long when you’re a kid…

    SnaggleTooth’s last blog post..Reflection Ripples

  • 7

    On 15 July 2009 at 5:20 am

    Jannie said, 

    Hi Liara, you slipped in there with your comment just a minute before I’d posted my last one. So great to “see” you again. But I bet you CAN see me! Oh, and her — the biggest hallucination of my life indeed, still can’t believe she could be real and gracing my days and nights.

    Hey, Chris. She has so many talents it’s hard to say what she’ll do by 10. I’d say defintely have her black belt in Kung Fu. Maybe by 11, at the rate she’s going.

    Lynn: NO lemon – just vodka and cran? Simple and basic. A classic, like its imbiber.

    Momisodes, it’s a trip indeed with our Kelly-Boo! She is entertaining in both deed and word.

    Kim: You should go for it! Could be a real trend. You’d definitely get some publicity, maybe even news converage — local and national, where you could put in a plug for your WordPress skills. :)

    Hey Morgan, wilkommen! Yes, it is hard to believe we had that much energy once. I remember an era when I was about 11 or 12 and I’d just learned to do front flips – I did them EVERYwhere, mostly in grocery aisles. I still would if I’d kept my conditioning up, something to consider perhaps. :)

    Snag: My Snaggletooth. I may well have been very scared atop a ferris wheel, depending on my age. I remember being terrified on that ride my first time, I think I as about 10, I went on with Laura Daley. She was a few years older than I and was able to calm me down but I’m still a little leery of those things, especially ’cause the new ones have no lap straps. I still love the Sizzler and the Tilt-a-whirl the best!

    Well, I’m up so early ’cause I was checking to see if it was 12:07 a.m. yet in Melbourne, OZ, but that’s still a good 4 hours away. Guess I’ll go back to sweet slumber, tho I’ve misplaced my Deep Sleep music CD and my sleep has been messed up lately. I love that CD so much, tho I’ve never heard past the 4th songs as it always conks me out beautifully. I’m so tired. Good morning.

  • 8

    On 15 July 2009 at 7:20 am

    teahouseblossom said, 

    Wowza!!!! You certainly have your hands full.

  • 9

    On 15 July 2009 at 9:01 am

    Nadia - Happy Lotus said, 

    Hi Jannie,

    The pictures made me laugh…thank you! I am so happy to know that I am not alone in going out into the world and just having fun to the point that people look at you and wonder what the hell is wrong with you since you are so damn happy! :)

    Keep up the awesomeness! :)

    Nadia – Happy Lotus’s last blog post..Dear God…It’s Me Again

  • 10

    On 15 July 2009 at 9:21 am

    Ribbon said, 

    awesome to see pics of someone having so much fun!!

    fun is to be shared… :)


    best wishes

    Ribbon’s last blog post..thoughts…

  • 11

    On 15 July 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Lynn said, 

    You are classic, too, my friend! And I learned the name of my drink from Snaggle Tooth – a Madress! This has been such a day already that a Madress might be in order tonight! :)

    Lynn’s last blog post..Nurturing, sweet tooth and 401

  • 12

    On 15 July 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Hey Teahouse: Fortunatley, (And will I EVER learn to spell fortunately,) my hands are getting less and less “full” of her (in general,) as she matures. But we couldn’t miss these photo ops, obviously. She has calmed down so much, yet it’s funny to see her with other kids – she is always the most talkative, energetic one. I forget how robust she seems amongst her peers. And mostly I wouldn’t change that for the world, except for instance, at times like this past Christmas Eve church service when she added a few notes onto every hymn after everyone had already stopped singing. We did get noticed! :)

    Nadia-Lotus: Well, what a kindred spirit you are! Do you skip along sidewalks too and fandango in soup aisles? Do you sing everywhere and are not even aware of doing so? YOU keep up the awesomeness too!!!!

    Ribbon: I do my best on the funsterment sharing. And with so much positive, wonderful support from blog readers like you, it seems to inspire me even more to bring fun things to my blog. I really mean it! Comments like yours are so much more appreciated than you’ll probably ever know. Thank you!

    Hey Lynn, a madress, eh? Is that a gown one wears when angry? Oh, I’m a classic alright too, but could there be a name for it? Classic strangeiosity? Good, old fashioned weird? My drink might be called the ass-kicker? :)

  • 13

    On 15 July 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Natural said, 


    i will chuckle only because that’s not my kid.

    Natural’s last blog post..I am conductor, hear me cook

  • 14

    On 15 July 2009 at 7:39 pm

    John Hoff - WpBlogHost said, 

    Great photos, had me cracking up. I think the last one should be on a billboard and your daughter the model for some fashion item, like Nike. LOL

    After our last outing, we’ve decided the 1 year old can stay with Grandma while we go out to eat. My oldest (now 3) was much better behaved at 1 than my other. My other likes to destroy things. hehe

    John Hoff – WpBlogHost’s last blog post..1 Great Reason to Use blip.tv vs. YouTube for Videos

  • 15

    On 15 July 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Liara Covert said, 

    Dreams are not good or bad. They are simply experiences you choose to translate into pictures, emotions and other forms or formless messages. Some people sense dreams might be hallucinations because the experiences seem surreal or too good to be true. ou decide on what is your truth, your purpose, your mission. You create the life you lead, invite the kindred spirits who seem to just show up and enrich you. This is synchronicity. Everyone is helping each other in ways that are not always recognized or understood. To love is the answer.

    Liara Covert’s last blog post..Meg Blackburn Losey & 8 Keys to survive the shift

  • 16

    On 15 July 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Tess The Bold Life said, 

    This is awesome, except I had four dancing on chairs and I was probably doing things I’d be arrested for today!
    Shhh…don’t tell!

  • 17

    On 15 July 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Mama Zen said, 

    She looks so much like you!

    Mama Zen’s last blog post..End Of Life Planning

  • 18

    On 16 July 2009 at 7:56 am

    Jannie said, 

    Natural: I know the chuckle. Especially the restaurant screaming toddler chuckle — soooo glad it’s not my kid when I’m out and hear that.

    John: I didn’t know you are a father of little ones. How cool! And how lucky to have them so close in age. Boys or girls? And yes, they come with such different personalities, don’t they?

    Liara: To love is the answer takes the cake for me too. Thank you for your usual deep and meaningful insight.

    Tess: Do you remember it all like it was just yesterday? And now you get to enjoy those wonderful grand-kids, I am very much looking forward to that era in my life – I think it’ll be The Best.

    Mama Z: I’ve been tolda that! And I see it too, more as she gets older. My fun snuggly little mini-me.

  • 19

    On 16 July 2009 at 8:14 am

    Nadia - Happy Lotus said, 

    Hi Jannie,

    Definitely a kindred spirit and I will keep up the awesomeness! Woo hoo!!! :)

    I just love to sing and laugh. Make jokes too. I have gotten some funny looks from people as if it a crime to be smiling. Life is too short not to have fun. Plus, I have noticed that somehow people who work at the stores or whatever are usually nicer to me as a result.

    Nadia – Happy Lotus’s last blog post..Dear God…It’s Me Again

  • 20

    On 16 July 2009 at 10:52 pm

    MiaHysteria said, 

    I love the 2nd alternate title. I also think, why eat at home when you can provide entertainment for a whole restaurant!

    MiaHysteria’s last blog post..Not Even The Lull Of The Van…

  • 21

    On 17 July 2009 at 11:12 pm

    karyn said, 

    Love it! I hope she got a round of applause! I’m positive she cheered up someone at that resturant that day!

  • 22

    On 19 July 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Hey, Nadia: Great to see you again! Did anybody ever tell you you look a lot like Robin Penn Wright? Well, to me in that pic you do.

    Hey Mia, yes, I should’ve passed the hat. :)

    Hey Karyn: The clientele was actually very sparse at that time. :)

  • 23

    On 21 July 2009 at 12:48 am

    Thomma Lyn said, 

    Hilarious! I love the expressions on her face. 😀

    Thomma Lyn’s last blog post..Review: Jannie Funster “I Need A Man”

  • 24

    On 25 July 2009 at 11:02 pm

    (Anti) Social-Lists 7/26/2009 | (Anti) Social Development said, 

    […] Why We Usually Eat at Home – Jannie Funster is one of the funniest people I know (and she’s a very talented musician). Check out her photo post that explains why she rarely goes out to eat. […]

  • 25

    On 31 July 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Thomma Lynn: Thanks sweetie, and I’ve got a second post in the series to post tomorrow, “Why I Usually Grocery Shop Alone,” Hope you like it! I like YOU!!

    Thanks, Kim, that was sweet of you to shout that out. And see as to what I just wrote to Thomma Lyn above.

  • 26

    On 4 August 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Yaya said, 

    Haha! Yup! This is good too!

  • 27

    On 6 August 2009 at 2:56 am

    George Serradinho said, 


    this is my second post that I’m reading on your site and I’m shocked at the pictures. I don’t know you at all, but I will say that it seems that there is no dull moment. Something is always happening and thats cool. Makes me feel younger now :)

    Alternate title: I think they spiked my salad!

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