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
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.
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"?Silence.
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.
Me: Anyway, naming storms is stupid and pointless. Also, you may be right that random things really bother me.But whatever, I stand by my annoyance and believe I cannot be alone on this one.
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.
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.
Something tells me that I need to find this girl's love of trains so that my commute is WAY more exciting each day.
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.
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.
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!