Random Monday

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• Packing Sucks. Just saying.

• I have been watching Couples Therapy, which is quite possibly the most depressing show ever, and I feel lame even watching it, but Bravo hasn’t come out with The Real Housewives of Santa Barbara, so what can I do?

• This, which made me cry – Fleeting. I’m hormonal, though. Everything makes me cry. Or rant. One of those.

This, a beautiful, heartfelt post written by my very dear friend Tressa, for whom I have much affection. She is losing her mom to cancer, and sometimes the things other people do to “help” aren’t so helpy after all. This is an excellent corollary that really illustrates how to act when someone is going through a hard time.

• This, from the always insightful Lori Pickert – How to Destroy a Child’s Love of Learning in 15 Easy Steps. I personally struggle with being too bossy (feel free to express surprise), and this post was a reminder that Controlly Deb should step off.

• The other night Jim and I were watching television, and a wife was cheating on her husband.

I was like, “why would she cheat with him? The husband is cuter. You shouldn’t cheat unless it’s with someone like George Clooney. I wouldn’t cheat unless it was with George Clooney, so you can rest easy.”

Jim just rolled his eyes.

I said, “you don’t find that comforting?” and he says, “you mean find it comforting that you wouldn’t cheat unless you could somehow manage to trick George Clooney into it?” and I said icily, “um, excuse me, but George Clooney would pursue me the minute he was lucky enough to make my acquaintance, OBVIOUSLY.”


• Happy Monday, y’all!

Inglip Summoned, A Captcha Story

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Have you guys seen this?


People who don’t read blogs (JIM) and haven’t been subjected to the annoying, obnoxious, makes-me-want-to-stab-my-eyes-out Captcha won’t get it. But trust (JIM). It’s funny.

Inglip Summoned


PS: You have to click on the link and read the whole story. It’s v. funny.

Random Monday

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• So here’s a story about Anders Breivik, the Norwegian who massacred 77 people in 2011. Apparently, he is unhappy with prison life.

Apparently, his cell and coffee are cold, he has no view (no view!), and he’s not allowed skin moisturizer.

So. Many. Problems.

The guy went on a rampage, killed 77 people (most of them teenagers), and was sentenced to 21 years in prison.

TWENTY-ONE YEARS. SEVENTY-SEVEN PEOPLE. What is that, 4 or 5 months per person?

He is threatening a hunger strike until Norway upgrades his PlayStation 2 to a PlayStation 3 and gives him better games.

Norway: Tough On Crime.

• In packing and moving news: I’m overwhelmed. In my mind, it’s still sort of January-ish, but then I realized that it’s actually more like end-of-February-ish and that we are closing on the  new house in, like, 4 weeks. Good grief. It’s a good thing I sat on the couch and watched a Snapped marathon all weekend.

• Meanwhile, in Venezuela –

Not trying to be a downer, but that story really moved me.

Those of us who live in freedom are so, so, so very fortunate and blessed.

• Happy Monday, and Happy President’s Day to those of you who get a day off!

Random Monday

In CategoryNavel Gazing, Random Monday



•  Every year since I turned 40, my brain is getting fuzzier and fuzzier. I definitely feel noticeably stupider lately. I had to send an email to the mortgage people this morning and the whole time I’m writing it, I just know the recipient is picturing me as some toothless idiot who doesn’t own shoes. Because all my questions are so dumb, you see. Blah. Are there Stupid-Away Supplements I should be taking? Quick, tell me before I am just a lump in the middle of the living room floor, uncomfortably smiling in confusion.

• Speaking of the mortgage people – the sellers finally accepted our offer! We have entered the Horrid Part, wherein we have to apply for mortgages and dig paperwork from 1988 out of a box in the basement and hope that nothing bad is uncovered in the inspection or the appraisal. The Horrid Part precedes the Packing Part, which is also horrid. All of these parts have School Elements mixed in because we have too much work to do to take time off for moving.

• We watched some of the Olympics this weekend like good Americans. Here is a conversation from yesterday while watching Men’s Figure Skating –

Jim: Who does this guy think he is? Peter Pan?

Me: What are you talking about?

Jim: He’s wearing green.

Me: ???

Perhaps that’s a locational story. Nevertheless, I now want to buy Jim an emerald green sequined shirt and quietly stick it in his closet.

• Also yesterday, Big was racing around like a crazy person and ran smack into an open door. Awesome Mom said, “you better not break those glasses running your face into stuff.”

• Happy Monday, y’all!

PS – I wasn’t kidding about those Dumb-Off Pills. If any of my fellow peri-menopausal types suffer the same condition and have the answer, let me know. Or even if you just suffer the same condition. We can commiserate with each other for a minute before we forget what we were talking about.