Friday, February 8, 2013

It's the Friday Funday Wrapup!

There's a Snowpocalypse outside, people are calling into work and snuggling into their sweats, and the weather people are all losing their minds. It must be Friday! Let's get right to it.

First order of business is a WELCOME to those visiting from the SITS Girls website today. My little blog here is lucky enough to get featured there today, and while it still sort of stuns me that complete strangers find anything I say even remotely interesting amusing, I'm definitely flattered. So thanks for the love! And of course, that love wouldn't be spreading (sounds dangerous) without the continued support of all of you who have been reading faithfully for a some time now.

Thank you!

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The second order of business is a great big THANK YOU to the Guest Blogger from yesterday's post.

Um, first of all, quit making me look bad, GB. Just because you're witty and an excellent writer, all of a sudden people were all like "Wow, the blog really got taken up a notch, this is a classy joint now!" And I was all like "Um, he used the phrase 'atomic horse fart.'" And they were like "Yeah, but he did it with style."

And I couldn't help but agree.

So as I've said before, that door is always open for him to come on back for more male perspective on all things NOT involving my underpants. Because that would be weird and then this would be a very different blog.

Anyway, thanks to GB and to all of you who showed your support for yesterday's post. Best.

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So by now I'm pretty sure you've all heard that the world may or may not be coming to an end via a giant pile of snow sometime later this weekend.

First order of business: relax, people. Second order of business: I do realize that I sometimes have a very casual attitude towards weather events that sometimes really do cause, like, a whole ton of problems. Which may or may not be the reason I ended up eating condensed soup out of a can with no electricity for four days back in October.

However, I refuse to get on board with naming every earthly occurrence that happens, Weather Channel. That's just plain ridiculous and I don't care who knows it.

Me: Are we seriously naming this thing "Nemo"?
CB: Yeah, they name all of the storms.
Me: I have several problems with that.
CB: I'm shocked.
Me: First of all, Nemo is a stupid name for a storm. Uh, Nemo was in ocean and this is snow, not water.
CB: Um, snow is water.
Me, pausing: Ok, fair point. But it's still a stupid name. Plus, I just think it's so weird that all of a sudden we're naming everything. Let's just stick with naming hurricanes and tropical storms.
CB: The weirdest things bother you.
Me: What do you mean?
CB: Like, you're totally laid back about almost everything, but then really random things that don't bother other people really get under your skin.
Me: Like how I hate Nicholas Cage?
CB: No, that makes sense.
Me: Or Val Kilmer?
CB: I don't mind Val Kilmer.....no, it's more just like why does it bother you so much if they name the snowstorm or not?
Me: Val Kilmer has a weird rat face and I can't watch him on screen.
Silence.
Me: Anyway, naming storms is stupid and pointless. Also, you may be right that random things really bother me.
CB: But it's easier as a point of reference. Like, instead of having to say "Remember the snow storm from 1978?" And then people are trying to remember that storm. But if there was a name, it'd be easier to reference.
Me: So what you're telling me is that if they had named the snow storm of 1978 "Bob", then people would be like "Oh yeah, Blizzard Bob was a beast, I totally remember that."? I don't buy it.
CB: I can't believe we're talking about this. They named a storm. It's not a big deal.
Me: I'll just let it bother me silently then.
But whatever, I stand by my annoyance and believe I cannot be alone on this one.

Also, all of these statements will be retracted and I will start naming my morning showers if I can get out of work early because of the snow.

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Something tells me that I need to find this girl's love of trains so that my commute is WAY more exciting each day.

Love.




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For the book review of the week, it's sort of a gimme, but I don't care. If you need a good laugh this weekend, pick up Bosspants by Tina Fey. I'm serious, you guys. I don't even watch 30 Rock (and no need to write in to tell me how crazy it is that I've never seen it, I've heard that for years), nor do I find most of anything on SNL funny these days. But this book had me crying from laughter more than once.

I dare you not to laugh. BOOM. Challenge.

Enjoy! And if that's not for you, check out the other book reviews here.

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And now onto the Video of the Week. I do want to point out here that I actually possess a pretty healthy and admirable appreciation for music. However, I also possess a pretty healthy and admirable appreciation for terrible music, and that is what has consumed my soul most of this week.

Why?

Because I discovered the beauty of the Tiffany playlist on Pandora. This playlist is genius. It mixes the healthy cheese of all things Tiffany pop songs from the 1980s with unforgetable-yet-you-totally-forgot-about-them songs that you used to roller skate to on the weekends. Paula Abdul? Check. Debbie Gibson? Check. NKOTB? Check. Air Supply? I mean, I could go on and on, but then you guys would just be way too jealous that I found this before you and I'm not here to rub it in your face.

Anyway, the cheese has taken me over. I apologize. And you're welcome.





Happy Friday, everyone! Stay warm/dry/safe!















54 comments:

  1. Dying laughing at this entire post! Annoying random things totally bother me, too! So happy that today is your SITS day, because I love your blog!! :)

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    1. Oh thanks so much! You've been a loyal follower, couldn't thank you more!!

      Happy Friday!

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  2. Congratulations on your SITS day. I hope it's a fabulous day for you.

    A playlist of songs I used to roller skate to? Sounds genious. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. Thank you!!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  3. For what it's worth, I agree about the whole naming of storms issue. I heard somewhere that the weather service wants people to take the storms more seriously, apparently referring to it as Nemo is supposed to help with that?

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    1. Haha right? Um, I do not take "Storm Nemo" very seriously, sorry, Weather Channel.

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  4. :Love the name of your blog! visiting from SITS ~ Paula
    http://www.callmepmc.com/2013/02/pmcs-famous-rocky-road-brownies-call-me.html
    pmctunejones@gmail.com

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  5. First, congrats on being featured blogger for SITS. Awesome! Second. Seriously naming storms? That's ridiculous. I totally agree with you. It's bad enough I live in Florida and we have to deal with naming hurricanes. And, then they retire the names that were horrible storms. People are going to get so confused? Was that name for a hurricane, a storm, the Friday the dog ran away? Come on!! Isn't there a better use for their time and minds than to come up with names for storms?

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    1. Hahaha I love this - exactly!!!!! See, you understand me. I'm so glad I'm not alone on this one!
      Thanks for visiting!

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  6. So, in all honesty, I had no idea that naming snowstorms had now become "a thing" until I was watching the news and they were talking about Nemo. And at first it was really hard for my brain to make the transition from clown fish to snowstorm. But when it finally did, all I could think about was, "We're naming snow storms now? When did that happen?" And yes, it annoys me. Happy SITS Day!

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    1. See? My readers understand me. Although now CB has pointed out to me that maybe it wasn't actually Nemo from the cartoon and rather the Jules Verne character.But whatever. I choose to believe it's the cartoon to help make my ridiculous point. :-)

      Thanks for visiting!! Hope to see you again!

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  7. I totally(see what I did there?) have a "80s pop" playlist on Pandora. I love it!! I hated all those boy bands the first time around, but somehow now I love them and know all the words to their songs!

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    1. Haha nicely played. I have that playlist, too!! I highly suggest creating the Tiffany play station if you like the 80s one. It's like that one PLUS songs they never play on that...it's the best of both worlds!

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  8. haha, too great. Happy Sits Day, hope you enjoy all the comment love!

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  9. Thanks for the giggles this morning! BTW: I have never liked Nicolas Cage...he's a terrible actor. Happy SITS day to you!!

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    1. You're very welcome! Stop by again and hopefully there will be more giggles. Or at least that's the plan. :-)

      Thanks for visiting!

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  10. I wish we had seen snow this year but nah, after all these crazy storms coming and going, all we had was sleet! LOL - @MaricrisG

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  11. I totally agree with the naming of the storms-I mean, if they're going to name them, at least name them something scary!!! Nemo? That is the dumbest name for a storm ever. Nemo only belongs to a tiny clown fish. End of discussion.

    I miss the snow and am totally jealous because I would sit on my couch all day and drink hot cocoa. And also play in the snow, of course.

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    1. Yes! Agreed. And also, hot chocolate is the main reason for snow. Obviously.

      I like the way you think.

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  12. Love your description of Val Kilmer!!

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  13. Hope you have a wonderful SITS day!

    Have to say, Nemo will always be a little fish...not a storm to me!

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    1. Thanks so much!

      Right? I totally agree.

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  14. Happy SITS Day.

    I was in 2nd grade and lived in Massachusetts in 1978 - we just called it the Blizzard of '78. Just like this could be the Blizzard of 2013.

    Oops just heard the next one is is going to be Orko or something - lol

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    1. Haha right? And you still remember it even though it didn't have a name! Case closed. :-)

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  15. happy sits day, and now following bc you are hillllarrriioouusss.

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  16. HAPPY SITS DAY! Enjoy the limelight! I read Tina Fey's book and loved it, too. After visiting you, I may have to change the title of my blog to "Ditties from Depends!"

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    1. Hahaha that's awesome! And thank you!

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  17. Happy SITS Day! I have enjoyed reading through you posts and I look forward to following your blog!

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    1. Thanks so much, looking forward to having you as a new follower! :-)

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  18. OMG! Tiffany! I had the hugest crush on her when she was popular and I ws in grade school. Even back than, I had a thing for redheads. This video put all sorts of smiles on my face. And I disagree with your assessment of Val Kilmer. He is one of my favorite actors, and how dare you besmirch his good name!!!!!

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    1. Haha, well one outta two aint bad. :-)

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  19. Happy SITS day! You're hilarious, hope your weekend is fantastic

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  20. Congrats on being featured! I laughed out loud about Val Kilmer. My aunt has a daily email she sends to our whole family and the other day she was praising Russell Crowe in Les Mis...I freaked out saying how horrible he was etc. Really going overboard. Everyone was like "whoa, relax". My husband said "of course you didn't like him in that movie you hate him". Well, yeah.. . that's true. My Russell Crowe = your Val Kilmer. I know people love him. I don't get it. Now when the weather channel is giving these warnings and breaking into tv about rain, we start yelling OH NO a drizzle alert everyone take cover!!

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    1. YES! See, this is why we work. You totally get it. Haha I laughed out loud at this.

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  21. Naming Storms? Agreed. Tiffany on Pandora? Adding that now.

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  22. Congrats on being featured!! I hope you're staying safe from the epic NEMO.. lol!

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  23. Hahaha, love your post...and I just so happen to be watching Nicholas Cage now on Con Air...I can't stand his acting, but he does have a sweet mullet in this movie! Ha!

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    1. Oh man, the mullet...don't get me started.... :-)

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  24. Congrats on your SITS Day! Best wishes to you! :)

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  25. Haha - love your post! Thanks for the good laugh. Totally agree with you on naming storms...especially after Disney characters / clown fish. :)

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    1. You're welcome - and thanks for reading!

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  26. My biggest problem with the Nemo name? It's a little fish in a Disney movie who is so NOT evil, has a gimp fin and is a little kid fish to boot! That's just makes me laugh to equate that image with the monster snow storm! It's like, when I hear people talking about Nemo, the storm, I get all giggly thinking about Nemo, the fish, and how it's like oxymoronic...Or maybe it's just moronic. Either way, I'm ok with them naming it (honestly, I don't really care, but it does get a bit much, so I feel ya there), but if you're gonna name it, sakes, don't name it Nemo! Can you imagine telling you child, "We have to prepare for Nemo!" They'll be all, "Woot! Disney is coming with that cool little fish. TO.MY.HOUSE! PARTY!" So not the right response. They should name it like, I don't know, Lucifer. That provokes proper fear. Just saying. :)

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