Thursday, August 31, 2006

can we all just agree that moving on sucks?

my heart hurts.

can we all just agree that salsa dancing is fun?

in spite of sweaty handed awkward strangers and a bit of groping, but that salsa dancing is more fun without sprained pinkies? especially right pinkies?

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

can we all just agree that, although the use of environmentally sustainable cleaning products is an important goal, there's nothing quite like

spraying bleach on stubborn and gross shower mold and then watching it dissolve? don't worry, i diluted the bleach a little bit and kept the window open, but i scrubbed away entire mold continents with a toothbrush! today! it was really exciting!

(i'm ready to stop being unemployed now.)

Thursday, August 24, 2006

can we all just agree that being awakened by an earthquake is not a very cool way in which to be awakened?

especially if it is early in the morning, and the earthquake rattles your door so that it sounds like someone is knocking. and you miss somebody so bad your teeth hurt. lame.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

can we all just agree that this is an interesting approach to dating?

"i've just thought about it a lot, and i've come to the conclusion that i really like boys who are hygenic."

thank you audra.

can we all just agree that sheep nuts are amazing, and a little frightening?

so i went to the state fair (woo!) and it was a lot of fun, and i'll probably tell you more about it before too long, but i made an upsetting discovery: sheep have nuts! not all of them, of course, since there are lady sheep and eunuch sheep, but the gentlement sheep who retain their equipment...WOW.

it was really hot, so things were hanging kind of low, if you get my drift, and they were gigantic! like two tangerines!

and here's the part that still makes me laugh a little bit when i think of it: they're woolly! i mean, i guess it makes sense, because they're part of a sheep and all...but it's still kind of funny. i was telling audra about it, and she was wondering if sheep nut wool finds its way into sweaters. it's an interesting question.

so imagine, if you can, a sheep with a woolly tangerine bag, just hanging out. it's very much unlike the sheep i'm familiar with (and i grew up in a fairly sheepy place.)

i just thought you should know.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

can we all just agree that spam with amusing titles is better than spam without amusing titles?

recent notables:

"your cash, pale-souled"


"your future, muffin pan"

i almost wanna read that one, the muffin pan one. it's almost like that particular message is being sent by someone near and dear, who playfully calls me "muffin pan" and who is writing to suggest some fantastic job leads, or maybe even some sort of no-strings-attached sponsorship arrangement, in which they pay my bills so that i can blog and garden and bake all the time.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

can we all just agree that this is what happens when you are a totally fake useless spineless capitulating ridiculous "democrat"?

Latest Results 11:08 PM ET
Joseph I. Lieberman 133,323 48.2%
Ned Lamont 143,363 51.8%

98% of Precincts Reporting

you lose, dude. you lose. you lose because you have failed to listen to your critics, and because you have abandoned your party time and time again. you are george bush's favorite democrat; maybe you can score a place as one of his marginally appreciated republicans.

and don't run as an independent, you jackass.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

can we all just agree that there is absolutely no excuse* for not switching to cfls?

seriously.  my friends at environmental defense just emailed me
to let me know that "If every US household replaced three 60-watt
incandescent bulbs with CFLs, it would be like taking 3.5 million
cars off the roads!"

DO IT. it's cheap and easy and it will save you money and everybody pollution.
do it NOW.
*okay okay okay fine. maybe, just maybe, if you have a dimmer fixture that you love/can't get rid of...that is the only excuse.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

can we all just agree that kids are awesome?

for each and every one of the previously enunciated reasons, definitely...but also for this one.

so a few weekends ago i was helping g move out. i was standing beside the amazingly full car when i saw a guy (the grandpa [?]) come around the corner with a little dude (probably two or three years old.) grandpa looked like he wasn't totally sure where they were going, and little dude seized the opportunity to take off down the sidewalk toward me.

grandpa was kind of flustered, and was calling after him, "meow*...meow...meow...come back, meow...meow, come back now, come back..." grandpa wasn't really getting anywhere, and i was getting ready to grab the little dude if he made it down the block to me.

but then mom came around the corner too. mom wasn't putting up with any of this. she immediately started saying, "MEOW. MEOW. COME BACK. MEOW. MEOW!" he wasn't paying any sort of attention to her either, and she sighed and then barked, "SPIDERMAN!" little dude instantly stopped running, turned right around, and went over to her. the end!

*where "meow" is the kid's actual name.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

can we all just agree that going camping twice in three weeks is pretty rad?

i'm leaving again. don't take it personally. i'll be back soon, with more things upon which we can all just agree.