Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thursday Thoughts

1. Juno was a two inch whimper in Philadelphia yet as of Monday most schools were closed as was City Hall and (with no snow on the ground) SEPTA decided to run Tuesday trains on a Saturday schedule. For those who don't know, Saturday schedule means one train into town and one train out of town per hour. Going in, there are typically four trains an hour. Yesterday the one train was late and full of people bitching about SEPTA and their idiocy. Me included. Going home, there are typically four trains an hour during rush hour...yesterday there was one. And it was kill or be killed to get on that train. All when the pavement looked like the picture to the right below. SEPTA, the city, schools, businesses...should go back to calling the closings the morning of. Why did that stop? Because we think we're entitled to know what the weather will be in advance? We're not. And neither are the weather people. Mother Nature doesn't give a crap about your plans or their forecast and will change her shit on a dime. If you wake up and it's too bad to go to work or school, you don't go. If you wake up and it isn't, you do go. Why is this hard? We're getting too soft. I also don't get whining that we didn't get 1-2 feet of snow as initially forecasted...who wants to deal with that? It's pretty the first day, then it's a filthy pain in the ass that is mounded on the streets and in parking lots for weeks killing my soul every time I see it. No thanks.
Everything shut down for this. How weak are we as people at this point? LOL
2. On a selfish note, I was afraid Juno would screw with my hair appointment. I had a lot of grays that need covering. This is the longest my hair has been since my wedding in 2010.

3. I got these recycled glass tumblers from World Market in early November. Two of them broke or cracked clean off at the bottom. Say what! MFD was incensed and he doesn't get pissed at things like that - that's typically my department. Maybe because he was using them when they broke? LOLOL World Market was awesome and gave me a refund when I called without me sending them the photos.
4. I refrained from getting this mug at HomeGoods Tuesday when I ran in for fancy hausfrauing gloves, but it's the truth.

5. I have an illness and it's called lamps on bedside tables must match. Which presents a problem when you really like one lamp and can't duplicate it. I spend a few days thinking how I might only change one then just give up and buy a pair. This is fresh on my mind with the addition of a second bedside table in one of the spare rooms. Now it's your turn to sing me your first world problem.

6. As I've mentioned several hundred times, clean sheets top my list of favorite things. I change them every Sunday and look forward to it. Well we had them again unexpectedly last night because when I was getting dressed yesterday Mae was just hanging out puking on the sheets right where she was laying. When she was done she scooted over to get away from it and went back to sleep. Seriously? I was left with the clean up. I'm not well with dog vomit.
Why, Mae? Whyyyy.
7. Playing this song on repeat this week.
Tears Dry on Their Own by Amy Winehouse on Grooveshark

8. The Super Bowl is this weekend. I only care about this because of the food and the opportunity to heckle commercials and halftime performers while sitting around in lounge attire. Our menu consists of baked wings, crab stuffed baby bellas, homemade hummus & veggies, and pigs in a blanket. We're trying not to be total fat asses but I had to slip the pigs in a blanket in there. Are you looking for some menu ideas? Check out this one from Martinis & Bikinis or this one from Casa de Crews. It's also a good day for these recipes, which can be found on my Cooking page up at the top: hot spinach & artichoke dip, hoagie dip, jalapeno popper dip, or damn good crescent roll jalapeno popper bites. Need entertainment? Love, Fun, & Football shared some free Super Bowl Bingo printables here.
This gets rolled up and baked, of course...but I wanted to show you the glorious inside.
9. Reminder! Choose Your Own Adventure Challenge January linkup is a week from today. One week to finish your shit up and post it! How are you doing with your COMPLETE goal?

10. E-card of the week. It seems appropriate.

Kiss kiss hug hug have a good day. And a big happy birthday to my cousin Tiffany today.

Did you enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card yesterday? 

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36 comments:

  1. "I also don't get whining that we didn't get 1-2 feet of snow as initially forecasted...who wants to deal with that? It's pretty the first day, then it's a filthy pain in the ass that is mounded on the streets and in parking lots for weeks killing my soul every time I see it. No thanks."

    YES! I don't know why every Facebook Forecaster I saw was (were?) complaining that we got inches instead of feet. Give me a break. Hurry up, 90 degrees.

    Martina
    www.asplashofmimosa.com

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  2. doggie throw up on the bed - ughhh, been there and know it is not fun! :-( clean sheets top my list of favorite things as well!

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  3. oh, this is definitely a weekend of lazy BECAUSE IT'S MY LAST DAY, BITCHES. at 11am, i'm OUT OF HERE and i'll skip down the hall because i can.

    for the most part, we always get "OMG WINTER BLIZZARD THAT WILL KILL ALL THE THINGS!" forecasts but we canucks have learned that that really means a few centimeters so we're all 'meh'. of course, those tiny centimeters doesn't stop those dumb drivers who freak the hell out and turn into morons on the road.

    have a great weekend!!

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  4. Puke and move like nothing happened. Must be nice Mae lol.

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  5. Mae is adorable. She couldn't help it. Oh in the lack of snow. I want negative snow fall for the rest of my life. Your hair is glorious. The Budweiser commercials are the best.
    Happy 3-0 to Tiff. You kids are getting old.
    Love and lights and may no one's pipes ever
    Freeze and let us always keep the Power!
    Love, Your Momma

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  6. I find it absolutely hilarious that Mae just moved and fell right back asleep.

    I also agree that lamps on a nightstand should match, even if you find the most gorgeous one in Home Goods that doesn't have a mate (which happens to me all the time there).

    That ecard hit it right on the head. I had to avoid scrolling through FB on Sunday because no one would shut the hell up about the weather. And if anyone complained about what we didn't get I would have hit them. Hard.

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  7. Lol yeah everyone was all gung ho about this "snow storm" and we got nothing major.. The roads were clear by 6 AM when I had to head to work.. I got JIPPED! Yet - schools were closed, LOL! I'm like "really!?" ah being a kid - so much fun, beats being a responsible adult. I'm a big brat about sheets too - esp with a cat that feels the need to jump on there whenever he feels like it .. I know where his paws have been.... Have a great one Stephanie and thank you for the birthday wishes! -Iva

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  8. Whenever I hear Sadie with the gagging noise before she throws up, I leap over the bed and pretty much throw her off before she can puke on bed. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't.

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  9. Ha I get worried too when the weather might interfere with an appointment I've been looking forward to! And yay for world market handling your refund so easily!

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  10. I've never heard anyone say that those snow mounds that sit there till June as being soul killers but now I will only refer to them in that term. It's perfect.

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  11. I will admit that I am the asshole who gets pissed when I am promised an OH MY GOD RECORD BREAKING snow storm and then we get jack shit. If I am promised the potential of a snow day, I want results. Granted, if I didn't actually get true snow days, I would probably feel a whole lot differently.

    Also, the mug is true, HOWEVER, I have seen ones along the lines of "recipes aren't complete without a little dog/cat hair." Barf. Clothes, yes. My food, no fucking way.

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  12. P.S. Jack AND Sam both threw up on our newly washed white sheets this morning. Fuck my life.

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  13. I totally meant to ask you earlier in the week how the weather was!! I actually thought of you when they kept saying Philadelphia was going to get clobbered. OH MY GOSH commuting with just one train like that is the worst thing ever. I can't imagine it happening on a week day. I'm glad you're alive to tell the tale haha.

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  14. I hope the puke wasn't on your super amazing microfiber sheets??

    I feel you in the commute department. Yesterday I literally was in tears by the time I got to work and today it took me over 90 minutes to get here which also involved walking an extra mile to different bus stops as the buses kept being full and driving by otherwise.

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  15. Growing up basically in Canada, I get that blizzards are a big deal. However, I feel like every year people forget that snow, & even snow storms, happen every year. I have those crescent rolls pinned! I'm making a beer cheese dip & jalapeno poppers for the Super Bowl though. The food is definitely my favorite part.

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  16. I'm just excited for the food and commercials on Sunday!

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  17. That snowstorm was so not a record breaker. So much hype for a usual snowstorm. I'm pretty much the opposite of the bedside lamps matching. I love when they coordinate but are not exactly the same. I actually need new lamps but haven't found any that I love yet.

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  18. Awww Mae, why? Gross! I love that she just scooted away to go back to sleep. If Hawkeye pukes, she's a dramatic diva, begging for love and looking pathetic and I'm all 'YOU ATE THE CAT'S FOOD, YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS.'
    I love snow, I'd love 2 feet. We'd still have work in my office, but whatever. I'd like it anyway.

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  19. It's a really weird when everybody was talking about snow in yesterday it was 75° here in Kansas City! Totally out of character especially for January, but at the same time it's Kansas City and our weather is weird and today it's only 30° because everybody needs to be sick apparently.

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  20. haha, if we get flurries, school is cancelled the night before. Good ole life in the south!

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  21. sometimes i try and follow my cats around with paper towel so that they will vomit / hair ball on that.. and they run away and hold it in until im not watching, then go to sleep and give no shits. so effing annoying.
    cant believe the trains and the schedule - what a mess! also, way to go world market replacing those glasses, i would have been pretty angry too! ps i bought a mug for my friend 'everything tastes better with dog hair' and my other friend for cat hair a couple years ago off amazon, and they loved them ;)

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  22. Love the mug. I never trust the media about weather. This time I was coerced into going to shop rite... never again! Last week as I lay in bed too late one morning, I heard throw up occuring somewhere outside my bedroom. I attempted to order the offender to stop. This did not work. When I got up I searched and searched. So far I have not located it. On the plus side, no clean up. On the other hand, there is throw up SOMEWHERE around here... And I miss Amy.

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  23. I have an issue with matching bedside lamps too. I ended up spray painting two bases that I could find in the same style, but not the same color. Well that wasn't going to fly, insert metalic, textured spray paint and bam... finally matching lamps. I think it's so funny how all over this country they are "pre-cancelling" things due to weather. Really? When has the weather man ever been correct and since when do you not go to work because of what he says. I'm with you, wake up, see what the weather actually did, and go from there.

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  24. We unfortunately got the snow you lacked. It is not fun to shovel or drive in. I don't know how you managed not to get that mug, perfect! Awww poor Mae. That is never fun to clean up but poor thing, I hate when they are sick.

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  25. Bummer about those glasses breaking- they were so pretty! Glad you were able to easily get a refund though. I hate when they make it a hassle. I just bought lamps for our nightstands and they are being delivered today.. it's ridiculous how excited I am to have matching lamps finally!!!

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  26. That coffee mug, story of my life! Fresh clean sheets top my favorite things too, I'm sorry your sweet little Mae got sick on them.
    The jalapeño popper bites look SO good!
    I need to join your linkup, there's a lot of shit I need to get done.
    Happy Thursday!
    XOXO

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  27. Why is SuperBowl food always so damn good??? I could eat dip for every meal of my natural life for God's sake.

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  28. The dog jumped on top of me while I was sleeping one day, in order to throw up. There's nothing worse than having to change the sheets in the middle of the night.

    I'll probably make a dip or salsa of some sort for Sunday...not too much, because it's just two of us and that could be dangerous.

    Speaking of trains, have you read The Girl on the Train? I'm loving it.

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  29. I love clean sheets too. I also clean them weekly. Otherwise I feel like I'm sleeping on complete filth.

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  30. Crab stuffed baby bellas sound good! Do you use dry breadcrumbs in your crab mix? I tried one on NYE night and my friend said she used breadcrumbs to make the mixture which was pretty good.

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  31. I might need some crescent jalapeno poppers in my life this weekend.

    Gracie manages to puke in the most randomness of places as well. Like why must this be a thing? Poor girl did it all over her blanket a few weeks ago. She was all sad about it and when I got home she took me to show me what happened so I would give her a new one. The dog is blanket obsessed.

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  32. I'm not a football fan, but the way you described the Super Bowl just made it sound amazing. I don't know how I didn't see the obvious perks before.

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  33. you had vomit and i had dog poop in the bed this week. i shared it on my video, ultimately shaming the dog, hehe. ill take poop over vomit! never thought i'd type that

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  34. I adore clean sheets! I dont know what Id do if I had to clean doggy puke on my sheets though :( Im so cray I may throw the entire sheet away and call it a loss. Love the glasses as well and did you make the hair appointment? Im thinking yes since Juno was a flop?

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  35. Awwww... poor lil' Mae! :( I'm with you on clean sheets... I love going to sleep immediately after putting them on the bed. Pete always gets pissed because I like to wait until late at night to do them so that I can climb into them when they're still warm! hahaha

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