Guess I Won’t Be Voting For Him Now June 19, 2008
Wanna know why I am against private funding of elections? Go to Just6Dollars.org.
Random Shit on A Boring Friday June 6, 2008
I know that I should at some point sit my ass down and write a real blog post, but the fact of the matter is, I’m probably not going to right now. I’m happy, there’s not much going on, and I don’t feel that the world cares enough about my rambling thoughts to write something out of nothing. So, here goes with some randoms of teh interwebs for your viewing pleasure:
First, the Cute
A cat that is also a hedgehog? Sign me the fuck UP! From Nebogirl.
Sugar Bush Squirrel Go. Now.
I don’t know why, but this one was I Can Haz Cheezburger a few weeks ago, and it’s made me giggle at least once a day since then. Apparently I need an injection of Kids In The Hall, stat.
Second, The Wants
BBQ sauce: “authentic food court flavor” by David Pescovitz
Pretend To Work poster by David Pescovitz
Third, the Fatosphere Speaks
I am a person, not an epidemic. by RioIriri
A rant by jamboree
Fat lot of good it’ll do ya. by (author unknown)
Body Mass? Irrelevant. by paul
Pictures, words and all that. by jamboree:
Fourth, The Sickosphere (?) Speaks
Fifth, Things I Want To Make
tutorial: reusable sandwich wrap by craftapalooza
Let’s Get Clean and Healthy: Herbal Housekeeping by Christine
pies baked in tiny jars by megan
HOWTO make a cardboard playhouse by Cory Doctorow (For Paige and Alice, of course!)
Sixth, Memes I Have Been Saving And Will Now Do
The Anti-“Sex and the City” Meme by Suzanne
What’s the cheapest pair of shoes you own?: I honestly don’t have many cheap shoes anymore – since I have such pressure issues with my feet, I have determined that I will just suck it up and pay what it takes to have shoes that fit and aren’t uncomfortable. That being said, I did just score a pair of Naturalizer brown sandals (up yours, they’re comfortable) at Marshalls or TJMaxx or something for $25. I ❤ them.
What’s your favorite piece of jewelry, if you own any?: My wedding rings. While I heart my wedding ring, I miss being able to wear my engagement ring with it (I have developed some sort of freaking rash under there that my ring pisses off. I’m lotioning like a fool to get it to go away).
What’s your favorite t-shirt?: My Emily the Strange t-shirt: it says Emily has a mind of her own and shows her dissecting a brain. Now that I think of it, I need to find that t-shit.
If you could wear jeans every day, would you? Pretty much, except during the summer when it’s too warm. I don’t mind a pair of capris or a skirt.
Do you comb your hair every day? Kind of? I mean, I run the brush through it to make sure it’s not tangled before I dry it, but I never touch it again.
The Friday Five, stolen from Christy
“With the following phrases, post a single image of the strongest thought/idea that pops into your head.”
1.) Favorite Food:
2. Least favorite food:
3. Favorite Thing
4. My least favorite thing:
5. A phobia
6. An addiction
Seventh: Random Shit That Doesn’t Fit Above
United States Ranked 97th Among “Peaceful Nations” by Technology Expert
Why Bush Quit Golf: The Iraq War by Technology Expert
This is America by Davezilla
Top Ranked Sticker on 20 May 17:52 by Caitlin Berman
Finally, an explanation for Short Man Syndrome? Slow-growing infants may become hostile adults
In which it is scientifically proven that I am a shitty wife: 1939 marital rating scale for wives by Mark Frauenfelder
Eighth: Overheard (I only wish by me)
Student #1: I went to Mankato State.
Student #2, also a TA: There’s a state called Mankato?!
University of Minnesota, Minnesota
(funny only because I actually went to Mankato State!)
[A young woman in a wetsuit and a young man in normal clothing are standing near the packaged meats.]
Female employee: Can I help you with anything?
Young woman: Oh, no thanks, we’re just admiring the bacon.
Female employee: Oh. Okay! Have a nice day!
Bring a bib (Overheard in Chicago). by Ziggy
Woman #2: “What does it say?”
Woman #1: “The American Government has announced a plan that, in 2009, all retards will be shipped away. When I thought of you, I started to cry. Be careful and wear a helmet.”
– #6 Bus, Hyde Park
— Submitted by Michael E
Co-worker made to apologize to client: I’m sorry I didn’t have you on hold when I called you an asshole.
Because I Am That Shallow: A Conundrum May 1, 2008
I rarely have a fashion issue, but I’m afraid I do now.
I’ve been looking at all sorts of cute skirts (I have given up pants for the summer – they just don’t fit right, and I hate them). And while I like all the ones that I have, I think that I would like some longer ones.
Here is the issue that I am having: a lot of the cute summer skirts that I am seeing would look best with a white shirt.
I don’t wear white.
This mostly comes from the fact that I have almost always had to pay for laundry in my adult life, and learned to shove as many clothes in as possible. Therefore, I don’t sort. Ever. If I bought white things, they would get all dingy. So, I just didn’t. Not a big deal.
But now I am thinking about letting white back into my life. Which would mean not only being able to wear all sorts of cute things on the bottom half of my self, but also that I would have to sort laundry.
Ok, I know this is not the biggest problem that anyone can have. But, frankly, I hate doing laundry, and the less effort I have to put into it, the better.
So, what to do? Do I put on my big girl panties, get some white tops and just learn to sort and love it, or do I just forget it and keep with my drab wardrobe?
Jeff and I did our taxes on time, and sent them electronically on April 14. They were rejected, but that is another story.* We sent payment electronically on the same day.
When did the government decide to take the money? Yesterday.
How is it that if I had paid late, I’d be paying through the ass, but they can take the money whenever they damn well please? (And right before the mortgage payment, which just made everything better).
*They rejected because the name on my taxes didn’t match the Social Security card – which I knew, as I have completely forgotten to take care of that. They rejected again because, after 33 years, the SSA has decided they have the wrong birth date on file for me. Yay.