Thursday, September 17, 2009

Pet Peeves? I'd rather have a puppy.

An adult sent me the following email today:
"Me to lol. Thanks again"

While I should be grateful that it was a positive, appreciative email, the grammar tragedy cannot be ignored. This one is right up there with the sequins/sequence debacle that plagued my showchoir days.

I also don't tolerate incorrect lyrics, or incorrect movie quoting.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


You came, you voted, you committed voter fraud...

And none of it really matters because I'm canceling cable next week anyway. Sorry. Our life will probably be a lot like Little Women, where we read and act out plays and learn to play instruments, with love triangles and war and stuff.

Or, we will just watch The Wire on Netflix.

this is garbage.

no... it's compost!

As the resident Under Thirty Greenzo* around here, and as I have recently begun to garden... it is only appropriate that I craft my own compost bin out of an old plastic bin (that used to store sorority tshirts and the like)

Step 1. Drill holes in the top and bottom of the bin - 12 or so small holes to let your compost breathe.

Step 2. Fill bin about 1/8- 1/4 of the way with dried/dead green material, or shredded newspaper.

Step 3. Add dirt from your yard until it is half full.

Step 4. Add your food scraps.
Step 5. Stir!

Step 6. Water until just slightly damp.
Step 7. Wait... 2 months or so until the mulch is ready to use! You can add scraps as you have them, and make sure to stir it up when you add so it can do it's compost-y thing.

And maybe I can create more than just 3 green beans next time? We will see. It will be as entertaining as watching green beans not grow, I'm sure.

*Greenzo. noun. person obsessed with and likely very annoying about all things green. Thank you, 30 Rock.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Someone once told me that in order to gain readers on your blog, you need to air your friends' dirty laundry. I promptly ignored that advice (stating that I am far too self-centered to write things about anyone else) and after taking a few days off for Pool Day, I am now back to the grind...

and in my experience, the Always Leave Them Wanting More theory has always delivered. So maybe that's what I was doing over the long weekend? Causing a buzz? That, and swimming, eating, and drinking all too much at Emily's house, and snuggling with her adorable Dachshunds, Miles and Surely. Nothing like a girls' weekend to renew the spirit!

Though, my spirit is super anxious today. I wonder what it is I'm freaking about? Did I leave the coffee pot on? Did my compost get too wet? The roses too dry?

I should probably just go buy a new purse, and a casserole dish to roast a chicken in.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

you know you have OCD when...

- you dustbust outside. and not with a "dustbuster"... but with your Dyson handheld animal hair vacuum. that will never lose suction.

Gardening for Dummies

Behold: the entirety of my 2009 crop of green beans!

hopefully, my compost bin project that is currently underway (stay tuned! this means you!) will help my garden becomes more... fruitful.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Netflix - two points for slumdog millionaire. four points for mad men season 2 disk 4

Cable - two points for padma's outfit on top chef. Another point for her legs. One more point for the crying pageant mom on toddlers and tiaras.

Well played, you two. Well played.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


DirecTV (which costs $65 per month by the way) has incorrect guide information that has caused me to miss tonight's episode of Flipping Out. I have two things to say about this.
1. There is no excuse for incorrect guide info. I will not tolerate this kind of shoddy technology.
2. I want to officially add Flipping Out to the list of shows I luv

Note to direcTV: a three week old episode of top chef with a flipping out label isn't gonna fly with me.

Emily's pro-cable contingency takes an early lead in polls

Emily was available for a brief comment regarding her sudden and surprising lead in the Under Thirty, Overstimulated Poll regarding the Mr. and Mrs. Under Thirty Cable Question of 2009 (henceforth to be known as Cablegate). When asked if she was commiting voter fraud, her response was "no, i tried to, but i can't. it will only let you vote once ;)"