out of office.

3 04 2011

apologies for the interruption in service! i am taking a brief jaunt to boston this weekend (so that i won’t be so sad about chorus line being over), and my hotel CHARGES FOR WIRELESS.

i’m outraged. so outraged in fact that instead of writing a real post yesterday as planned, i am now tapping this apology out on my iphone. $9.95 my ass.

although i did commit one financial infraction (so far). i stupidly wore inappropriate she’s and had to buy flats about 4 hours into my adventure. they were on sale for $15.99, but i should really have preplanned a little better. i burn with shame.

also on the shame tip, i learned that i am completely incapable of reading a map. we easily spent 1/3 of our “out and about” time horribly horribly lost. today, it has be demanded that i relinquish the iphone and navigation duties.

well, it’s checkout time. and i need to go prepare my mangled feet for yet another adventure. more tonight (there is free wifi on the amtrak).


weekend pickthrough- underwater edition.

21 05 2010

much like a gigantic jellyfish, this week came out of nowhere. i had all these brilliant plans about getting 8 hours of sleep and being a productive and worthy human… and giant jelly just wobbled in and knocked the infrastructure out of my whole week. fuck.

obviously the wordpress.com feature was totally awesome, but my goal to try and answer all my comments is slowly killing me. maybe i’m 1/4 of the way through… and then of course there was the demon dog. not only did i have to pick up poop for the first time in my life (not impressed jamie- please stick to your regular pooping schedule!), but i also had to rearrange the whole way i formatted my life. no reading in bed because the light will keep the dog up… get up half an hour earlier than usual to take the dog on a walk… my texts to the boyfriend during the work day were no longer about our days or our plans, but about the dog’s bathroom habits and who was next on the walking schedule…

and then this morning, i awoke to find that the gentlemen putting on my new roof, had sealed me into my condo with a large piece of plywood over the door and several layers of blue tarps. i had to locate a hole in the tarps to scream through so that they could let me (and the dog) out. they seemed unimpressed. also, i got asphalt in my hair.

because i was so crazy sleepless behind this week, i haven’t mined as many great pickthrough items as usual.  but hopefully you can still find something to enjoy in this slightly truncated and hastily thrown together weekend pickthrough:

i thought that reviewing applebees on tripadvisor was the lamest possible thing you could do on the internet, i was wrong.

ghost towns of the recession.

does anyone else have one of these? i’m obsessed with trying one out (and frankly i see the “sexually suggestive” nature of the product to be a pro and not a con).

amanda jennifer shows us the hidden hazards of spanx.

what’s better than an adult spelling bee? a DRUNKEN adult spelling bee.

wait, you mean that the 3rd dimension isn’t new? incessant ramblings on the suckyness that is 3-D.

dirtnap daydreams. that portland food coma guy plans the ultimate fantasy binge before he heads to the big vomitorium in the sky. (bonus points for wanting to eat sushi off a naked lady).

am i totally stupid for not realizing that you can make ketchup in your very own kitchen? yeah, probably.

and of course, the week isn’t complete without a wistful fanboy wave goodbye to LOST (i don’t know about you, but i’d cut a bitch to get my hands on daniel faraday’s notebook).

lost in the mom-o-sphere

20 10 2009

coupon girlsEDITED

my friend jenna told me the other day that my blog header was ghetto. i was thinking bright and graphic, but i suppose ghetto is attention getting enough… i’m new to this blogging thing. i’ve been trying to figure out exactly how to make my place here, and assemble  something that people actually consider worth reading (so far it’s a very slow start). a big part of this is doing a lot of research, and trying to crack the code of blog success (FYI- googling “blog success” isn’t very helpful).  some things that i’ve learned:

1. there are a shit-ton of coupon blogs out there. a SHIT TON. i’ve noticed that most of them just post the deals, and not much else. the really good ones have a little banter and occasional full blown article on something they think is meaningful. am i talking too much?

2. i hate the word frugal. i don’t know why, but there’s something gross about it.

3. a good 70%+ of the coupon blogs out there have the words mom, mommy, mommies or mama(s) in the title. i know that this is a defining role, and a very important one, but is there anyone else out there? i worry a lot that my lack of mommy-ness (and unwillingness to post the latest huggies deal) will make me unreadable to the clipping masses. if i’m not a mommyblogger, then who the hell am i?

4. somebody is making an assload of money designing cute/sexy cartoon caricatures of moms holding shopping bags (or possibly money, coupons, babies, or any combination thereof). who is this guy, and does he need a freelancer? is this the first sign of blog legitimacy?

5. there’s a lot of christian clippers out there… i… just… can’t… coupons for jesus definitely isn’t for me. or home schooling… or extolling the virtues of being subordinate to the man of the house… or referring to my boyfriend as “the king”. i don’t know what it is about couponing that appeals to people living in a far more conservative dimension, but i can’t relate!

anyway… sorry for the rambling mess. i lost 2 of my 6 twitter followers today, and i don’t know what i’m doing wrong. i love the mommies i do, they taught me everything i know, but sometimes i just feel a little lost out here.