Happy Friday! How is everyone today?
I want to thank Rachel, Gigi, Mkkendrick and pastrychef (who I miss here!) for Rising to the occassion last night on FB as I expressed my irritation with those bloody “30 days of Gratitude” posts….I have never laughed so hard in my entire laugh… and when my dear sweet friend white haired friend Pat suggested we form a band called “Nana and the Tampon Launchers” I lost it completely.
I love you all…
30 days of showing off is more like it. I loved that thread.
30 days of humblebragging– I get a lot of “so blessed that our custom made dining room set is done just in time so we can gather our entire extended family around it for the holidays …what with the twins home from Harvard and my folks not yet on their way to their winter digs in West Palm it will be a tight fit! #grateful”
yeah.. those. got lots of those in my feed…
Wow. No wonder you’re doing 30 days of attitude instead! 😉 I find the posts too saccharine, but mostly my friends are grateful for things like a parent coming home from the hospital or getting to have lunch with a friend.
um thanks for making me laugh so hard at my desk here at work that it is completely obvious to everyone at the office that I am definitely NOT working right now.
Wow. I don’t have any like that at all! You have some exceptional friends 😛
I would like to outlaw the use of #blessed on FB. I don’t know why, but it’s like finger nails on a chalkboard for me.
I will join you in that drive.
OMG, I seriously don’t think I could handle that. And that would be why I have a small number of FB friends!
Aaaarrrrgh, really? See, that’s why I refuse to hang out on fb – I can’t handle that kind of stuff at all. I’d be tempted to set my 11 year old on them, the nuclear weapon of sarcastic yet mind-blowingly sincere gratitude. I’m sure he could shame them into silence.
eh… that’s why I DO hang out on facebook..do you know how delicious it can be to wield the long rapier of sarcasm? 😉
The ones I’m truly thankful about, I think I shouldn’t post on fb.
“I’m thankful I wasn’t raised as a Republican, because I enjoy sleeping at night.” or maybe
“I’m thankful my husband is good in bed.” or
“I’m thankful I don’t live closer to my inlaws.”
Hang on…so we’re supposed to write a novel, grow a mustache and be thankful every damned day in November? WTF? It’s too much pressure.
I’m not sure which I am more likely to do this month, write a novel or grow a mustache. I hadn’t been aware that growing a mustache was one of my goals for the month. How about I grow out my leg hair instead.
feh I’m half Italian – I can grow a mustache before lunch
Ack–it’s spring here. My leg hair won’t grow because of the sun exposure. Now what?
Express gratitude? That’s what I would do. I’m tired of this mohawk I keep shaving into the back of my calf. It’s not a flattering look on me.
And knit a sweater, if you hang out in the yarn world.
Wake me in December.
I believe that December is “post a photo a day.”
That I can handle. I have a camera phone and pets. Voila.
Knit a sweater with the leg/mustache hair?
Oh, if you bring the status, I can bring the random improv. And smoked, flocked, soaked and smacked nuts. Mwah!
Nana and the Tampon Launchers FTW.
You’re welcome! Your post made me feel very free to skip the gratitude bandwagon this November …. MUCH prefer a month of attitude!
Put this in Thursday’s thread, but also wanted to say here that we’re home and Clara’s doing fine after ear tube surgery this morning. Hopeful that we’ll all start sleeping better without chronic ear infections…
hooray! I woke up this morning and hoped to read this! Wishing you all blissful nights of sleep and no ear infections.
Hooray! Here’s to much sleep in your house.
All snarking aside, I am truly grateful by big fat kitty just got a clean bill of health! I’m amazed. I thought for sure her belly would be full of tumors since it feels hard to the touch. Nope, just fat. 18lbs of fluffy calico.
She’s limping now, though, so I hope that somehow she wasn’t injured when they had to wrestle with her to get her x-ray.
Now that’s something to be grateful for!
Glad it went ok. Your kitty is double the size of mine
One of my cats (also a calico, albeit tiny–under 7 pounds and all fluff) limps like a fiend whenever she’s displeased by something. My housemate used to call it her “poor injured kitty act.” She’s 14 and I’ve had her checked for arthritis repeatedly. Nope.
I wish, but she’s really having an issue with one leg. They said she was out of control when they were trying to x-ray her and jumped off the table, so she may have sprained her leg. She’s pretty pitiful right now with the whimpering and stumbling, so we’re going to go back and get pain meds from the vet.
I am having a good day. Got a psych. appt. on short notice and got a bunch of errands done. And best of all my friend is trying to get me a job with her company and they want to interview me next week.
Also this post is full of hilarity and now my gut hurts from laughing.
Also also old dude in front of me at the supermarket was buying massive amounts of cocktail ingredients. Must be some party.
Saw this and immediately thought of everyone here and all our amazing daughters. For me this video says everything about the election.
Well, I thought that it would imbed, but ….. However, the link works. It is a PSA “You Don’t Own Me”.
I broke down and pre-ordered the iPad mini to arrive today, the first day. I’ve never had an ipad before, nor have I ever been one to pre-order the latest gizmo, but I really really really want this mini to keep in my purse and carry around to all of the endless stupid crap I have to drive my kids to. It’s a beautiful sunny autumn day and I’m spending it in the dining room with my nose pressed against the window, waiting for the fedex truck to arrive. So sad.
Hooray, it’s here! It arrived as soon as I hit post. In fact I’m typing on it now, for the practice. One of the main things I wanted this for was an electronic notepad; I never really got the hang of typing much on the tiny iPhone keypad, but I have to write everything down immediately or it’s lost forever. This is a little cramped, to be perfectly honest. But I’m surprised at how quickly I’m typing even without practice. Much slower than my normal typing speed, but faster I think than my handwriting and certainly more legible.
That sounds like fun. You will have to update us on whether you are finding it to be useful. We don’t have an iPad or an iPad Mini but they seem like they would be fun to have. I’m not clear though since I have an iPhone and a computer already, if there is any extra utility to the iPad that I don’t already have.
LOVE my iPad!! I’ve had it for about 8 months and I was determined from the start to use it a lot. I didn’t want just a lightweight and fast internet portal.
And I should say that it is that, of course.
I use NotePad,and downloaded Pages and a better calendar program. I use it for all my personal and work notes and all events. I love how easy it is to carry (even teh full size iPad2) and even bought a bigger purse so I could carry the iPad with me.
It does freeze from time to time, but I don’t know if that bug (whatever it is) has been fixed in subsequent versions.
I use mine for taking notes during client meetings. Pages is great. I can then load that pages file right onto my computer and it’s so much easier to keep track of those notes than back when I hand wrote them. And I have a PDF reader so I can display alternate items that I don’t have physical samples for. For me, it does what I used my old laptop for — light work and ease of internet access. The laptop was better for being able to do my design work when traveling, but that was maybe only needed a few days each year, so when it crapped out I replaced it with the iPad.
Here is the debate at our dining room table tonight – which is ruder?
– a small fart, made more audible because it happened during a tense moment of a board game
– laughing hysterically and making comments like “at the most tense moment” and “that’s my wife!”
The latter, totally. Let me guess which side you’re on?
Just you wait – 12 years from now or so….you’ll live with a 13 year old boy and his father!
hahaha! That’s funny, Sue. They are ruder, for sure. But did they gang up on you in the debate?
If DH and I are alone, the fart perpetrator usually says, “am I hot to you?” and then we both crack up laughing. When kids are around, we usually loudly accuse one of them of doing it. We’re so mature.
That’s why we have a dog. He’s responsible for ALL sounds and smells around here.
Just saw, on FB, that RoundPeg’s little guy fell, hit his head, and spent the night in the ER. Poor little guy, and poor momma and dad.
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