Tuesday, April 16, 2013

that was just great

  • I feel I should at least acknowledge the bombings in Boston yesterday and say just this about it: Whoever decided to bomb Boston is so, so dumb. Boston natives are nice people but they will jack your shit up. They have a reputation for being tough for a reason. The bombs detonated right outside the hotel we stayed in in October. It was really horrifying to see blood splattered on the cement we'd traversed as we enjoyed that wonderful city. I hope to get back again someday. May the bomber(s) rot in hell forever. 
  • This bullet point is meant to be a buffer between my serious bullet point and the rest of them, which are pretty much trivial crap. 
  •  Thanks to current events, I had to google "bitcoin." I am still confused. 
  • Equal parts Dawn and white vinegar, shaken to a periwinkle foam and sprayed on shower tiles (then left to sit for a bit) is pretty effective if you're looking for a natural shower-cleaning alternative. And actually, Dawn is the secret window-cleaning ingredient professional window washers use. Works great.
  •  When we watch TV, my husband is always remarking on how old various celebrities are looking. I keep my mouth shut but give him side eyes, wondering when he's going to notice I look hella older than I did when we met ... gulp ... 17 years ago.
  • I live in a very vigilant neighborhood. We are are plugged way, way in. So when someone broke into a neighbor's truck the other morning at 6 a.m., that vigilant neighbor scared the would-be-burglar off, and then another vigilant neighbor heard the WBB in his backyard and scared him off, and then another vigilant neighbor heard the WBB on his roof, of all places, and then the WBB disappeared into thin air, despite something like nine cops in the area looking for him. The theory is the WBB lives in the neighborhood. According to the approximately 597 emails I've received on the topic. 
  •  In related news, I've somehow been drafted as secretary of some kind of neighborhood organization. Which means I am four million years old.
  • Pet peeve: Almost every frozen dinner instructs you to nuke it to oblivion, when in reality about half the time will really do the trick. 
  •  I have a ridiculous love for Family Feud. Could watch it all day every day. Here's one recent question. They asked 100 men what they wished they were holding in their hand right then. One contestant says: "A cell phone." Hahahahahahah. I mean. Even "A burrito" would make more sense. Top 3 answers were: Money, woman, beer. So predictable. 
  • They are making Grownups Two, so maybe there really is no god. 
  • This has been making the rounds and is really touching. How we see ourselves versus how others see us. Interesting local connection -- the sketch artist used to work for the SJPD.
  • Made the mistake of watching Extreme Couponing the other day and got really inspired. Printed out some coupons, went to the store and ... promptly forgot to use the coupons. Farts.
  •  Oh, also, regarding the Boston bombings -- it's stuff like this that really brings out the "best" in the sanctimonious pricks on Twitter. It's not enough to grieve something that happened on American soil. We must also grieve every bombing that happens in every country, every day. I hear their point but they need to STFU. We are obviously going to feel more connected to a tragic even that happens in our own country. Get over yourself. You are not the boss of us and can't tell us how we should feel. And also: You really, really suck. UNFOLLOW. 

9 comments:

  1. I only recently discovered the truth about microwaving. It has really blown my mind.

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    1. Me, too. It was very recent, actually. I was stirring, as per instructions, when I realized the meal was already blazing hot. So I ate it as it was, and it was perfect! If I'd continued to follow instructions, it would have been jerky by the end.

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  2. Be careful on that microwave trick. Sometimes the meat's not actually cooked, so if you don't kill it, it'll be a little raw-ish in the middle.

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    1. Good point! I usually eat vegetarian frozen options so this is less of a concern but I'd definitely be more careful if they had meat.

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  3. That sketch thing is so true! I made a "cartoon" of my friend on facebook that was DEAD ON. Which he edited and now looks fatter, older and just plain uglier. Funny how I see him, vs how he sees himself!

    And I too have been "inspired" by the extreme couponing show. My problem is NONE of our stores "double" coupons, they only "double up to $.50" with is stupid. Plus I can never find coupons for stuff I actually buy. I don't ever BUY pie crusts, shaving cream, or fruit roll ups. Then I realized I spend more money on produce and fresh products to really even need coupons. Guess I should just stick to the farmers market? But I can send you my binder that I proceeded to spend $20 making and buying tabs and pages for. *lame*

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    1. Ugh, I know. We don't have Kroger's over here or whatever stores allow you to double up on coupons.

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  4. http://www.mercurynews.com/scott-herhold/ci_23045921/herhold-night-crime-san-joses-trevor-drive - Is this your neighborhood? :)

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    1. If someone had crapped on a lawn in my neighborhood, I definitely would have mentioned it. :) Actually Trevor St. is across the freeway from my hood, so fairly close by! Maybe it's the same douche.

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  5. My boyfriend is OBSESSED with bitcoins. He and his BFF have been working on a plan to become bitcoin millionaires for at least a year. I could explain them to you, but I value the tips of my fingers.

    I wish you were watching "American Idol".

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