Thursday, March 12, 2015

Thursday Thoughts

1. I walked to the DMV in Chinatown to renew my license on Tuesday. I cannot adequately describe all the delightful sights I saw or the shit I overheard. I can sort of sum it up by saying the DMV resembles my version of hell because a) the line is out the door and around the block b) the interior is way hotter than it should be c) people smell d) the brain is repeatedly assaulted with incorrect grammar e) the breakdown of pants worn on the waist versus pants worn around the mid-thigh was half and half f) the gatekeeper giving out the tickets was overworked, harassed by all, and I can guess underpaid like the people working the After Life desks in Beetlejuice. Come to think of it, the entire experience felt like a scene out of Beetlejuice.

2. Anyway, I don't walk down that way often. It was a nice change. Some things I passed along the way:
3. This week in dog town starring mostly Gus...We're back to daily walks, weather permitting. My boys are getting a lot slower. I hate watching that.
4. What the hell are you doing, LOFT? I got an email from Laura alerting me that scrunchies were back. I had to get out for myself to see them in the wild. Sure as shit, they're on the shelves. These went out for a reason, people.
5. Does Kathy B know me well or what? A snarky mug is a perfect birthday gift. p.s. everyone will be waiting for a long time
6. This is my youngest brother in a spot for Villanova's sustainability initiative. Pretty cool!
7. Some more birthday month treat yoself: LOFT pants and sweater and Ahnu Sugarpine Hiking Boot.

8. I love ordering dog food from Chewy.com. Their handwritten notes reinforce that.

9. Hair cut & color tonight because one does not go into their birthday weekend in need of hair maintenance. It's simply not done.

10.E-card of the week in honor of my birthday on Sunday:

Tomorrow: my 40 before 40 list - 40 things I want to do before my 40th birthday in two years.

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39 comments:

  1. Scrunchies? Uh, no. Some trends do not need to make a comeback.

    I agree with your #9 wholeheartedly.

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  2. Scrunchies? Good grief....what would Carrie Bradshaw say? LOL...makes me think of a SATC episode.
    I think DMVs or the Registry as they're called here in North Country. are shit shows, no matter where you are. A splattering of humanity contained by 4 walls....
    Happy Birthday Weekend!!

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  3. i cannot stand the DMV and am so relieved that our government finally got with the program and began to offer pretty much everything online.

    so glad you got the mug on time (and in 1 piece). i always get nervous when i'm sending shit through the mail - esp glassware because the postal services tends to give very little fucks about anything.

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  4. Scrunchies are back? First NKOTB and now this. My 11 year old self is elated yet my 37 year old self is confused.

    The DMV is the worst. I still need to get a new one with our new address but I hate it so much, I keep avoiding it.

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  5. The attempting to care mug is amazeballs! And yeah, I hate the DMV with a passion but our small town DMV is nothing like that haha!

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  6. The DMV is really the worse place ever. Thankfully we only have to go in every 10 years. The pups looks adorable but I agree I hate that they are getting older. :( That mug is precious!! Scrunchies went out for a reason!! Hiking boots? Do tell!

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  7. Stop it with the scrunchies loft. Ugh.

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  8. scrunchies!?! it just goes to show that just because a store sells it doesn't not mean you should buy it. that e-card and your observations on the DMV had me laughing out loud. Happy birthday weekend!

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  9. If scrunchies are coming back,the rebirth of the hair mane is around the corner! Beetlejuice scene is a perfect way to describe the DMV. Luckily our DMV has not been bad whenever I have been there. I usually only have to go to the picture place every 4 years. That video of Sean was done on a very frigid day. Those hiking boots have an interesting name. Our pups were a bit slower on their post-frontline walk last night. They are in their 7th year. Looking forward to tomorrow's list. Love, Your MOMMA

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  10. NOOOOO to the scrunchies! I mean they were fine and practical in elementary school when I was learning to put up my own ponytail, but as a look for grown women, they need to leave. Love the Loft sweater, though.

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  11. oh my gosh, I bought some stuff off loft last week and i saw the scrunchies and i was like NO. no, no and more no.
    I have never been to the DMV .... I've heard so many bad things and our RTA (same thing) is awful enough. One day I'll have to man up and get my licence but I just can't stomach the idea of going right now, lol.
    love the pants you got from loft!

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  12. Good Lord scrunchies...no. I love those pictures you took from your walk to the DMV. I haven't been to Philadelphia in so long and I would love to go back. We used to have the best weekend trips there. Enough about that, looking forward to your list tomorrow!

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  13. Ahhh look at your little brother - that is so fun!! And scrunchies...NO, just NO! Well maybe at home...nope never mind LOL! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  14. The DMV is a slice of hell on earth. I LOVE your hiking boots. scrunchies are most definitely not back. NOPE

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  15. How old are your pups??? My dog (just over 1) is so hyper we're so excited for him to slow down but then again, I know not really at all. I hate watching my dogs slow :(

    Thou Shalt definitely not have bad hair at one's birthday. you are correct.

    And yes, I think I read somewhere that they 'were inspired by the DMV' for that scene in Beetlejuice, hahah.

    I miss Philly! I need to get back there again soon.

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  16. I can't wait to see your 40x40 list!! Our DMV let me schedule a time, so that was fabulous. In and out, but I've heard Tampa the city is bad. Yay for cut and color, gorgeous girl! Yeah, I know people that never gave up the scruncie thing. Sad.

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  17. I'm sorry....scrunchies??? Yikes! that is one thing that should just stay in the 90's folks. No need for that shizzzz.

    Gus is so cute! Gracie is a lot slower than she used to be. It makes me so sad! She gets bursts of crazy puggle every now and then where she runs around and chases Mac....but she is slow to start in the mornings and doesn't have as much bounce in her step.

    Luckily I live in a different county than Birmingham...so I don't have to put up with too much crazy had the DMV. Though....the redneckness of it all is a bit much sometimes. Its a little tiny courthouse in town with two stop signs. Always entertaining!

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  18. I have a chewy.com order ready to go. Scout *prefers* duck-flavored dog food (eye roll).

    I love that sweater from LOFT.

    Beetlejuice is the scariest movie. For some reason it always really bothered me and my mom always thought I was crazy because it's "supposed to be funny".

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  19. Scrunchies are only ok to sleep in, at night to prevent damage but keep your hair up, but never NEVER out in public again! What is the world coming to? About to get my first shipment from chewy.com and I'm super excited!

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  20. Why in the world are scrunchies coming back? I don't even understand?
    Also, I need that mug for my current mood.

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  21. Scrunchies are NOT back, those are lies. If no one buys them they'll have to stop selling them.

    I can't wait to see your 40 before 40 list!

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  22. Okay please tell me scrunchies are not coming back. I hated them the first time they were in style.

    I have never heard of Chewy.com. Interesting, I will have to check it out!!

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  23. Dear God, WHY are we bringing scrunchies back!? And FIFTEEN DOLLARS for two of them!!? Eff no.

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  24. Great mug! And scrunchies, omg. I just hope I don't see DIY posts going up about how to DIY a scrunchie. It'd be unfollow time.

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  25. I'm not doing cut and color, but I am getting a bang trim (and spray tan) tomorrow to prepare.

    Ewww, scrunchies.

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  26. Whatever you and all your commenters, I will happily accept scrunchies back into my life!!

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  27. Wtf? Scrunchies are coming back? Please no. I got an email from Chewy this week as well. Going to be testing out more of their treats and stuff for Lola.

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  28. Your description of the DMV is hilarious!!! And it could apply to every single one I have ever been to. Why is it always so hot in there???

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  29. Scrunchies??? Eeeeeeeek. That is a trend that I will not be getting behind. They were awful in the 80's and 90's.
    The DMV by me luckily isn't too bad (unless Ive managed to go on fairly light days), but when going to social security.... oh good Lord, made me insane. Go Sean!!!!
    Cant wait to hear about your birthday weekend!!! <3

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  30. Really Stephanie (Not Entirely Perfect) I have never seen you sport scrunchie! Lies! I'm with the rest of the comments on this one, better left in the 90's.

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  31. Scrunchies have been back at cheaper stores (Old Navy, Urban Outfitters, Forever 21) for a year or two. I picked some up a a while ago because nothing feels better than a scrunchie if you ever have to sleep with your hair out of your face, but never, ever in public. I know they're coming back, but I'm gonna be that old lady so out of style.

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  32. My ideal of hell is somewhere between the DMV or the Social Security office. It was hell's waiting room when I went to try and get my name changed. I had to sit on the floor and was number 296. They were on 41. That lasted 5 minutes with kids screaming and too much body heat. Decided I would risk mailing in my documents instead.

    YAY for birthday weekend. And good genes. I refuse to believe your age. REFUSE. Can't wait to see what is on your list!!

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  33. Scrunchies, seriously???
    I better get a hair cut scheduled - it's almost my birthday week!

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  34. Your DMV experience sounds exactly like what I have to go through here to renew my licence. Ugh!!! love the snarky mug. Kathy is hilarious haha.

    Love the pants from Loft!

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  35. Aww that's an awesome mug! :) Hope you enjoy your birthday tomorrow lady and one definitely does NOT enter birthday territory with a bad hair day.. just nO! That's a sweet personalization done y the company, chewy.com, wonder if they sell cat food :) Hope you have an absolutely AWESOME birthday chicka you've earned it! Can't wait to hear all about it and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! -Iva

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  36. I am way more entertained at "give us a BARK" than I should be, hahahaha! How cute! :)

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  37. Happy Happy Birthday (late!) but I wished you an early one so i feel it all evens out :) (ha, ha). Hope you had a great weekend! The DMV compared to Beetlejuice is just brilliant. You described my last experience to a T, the DMV here just so bad. I can't believe scrunchies are back!

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  38. I'm pretty sure I'm the only person that's never dealt with DMV hell just because I grew up in a tiny ass town where I literally walked in & out. The only time I've been to a large one it was at a random time during the week so no one was really there. That mug is perfection!

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