Random thoughts in consecutive order

by Creative Junkie on July 8, 2010

  • I have always been a grocery list person but lately, I always forget to bring the damn list with me to the store. And by lately, I mean since 2006. So yesterday, I came up with the brilliant idea to text myself the list! I mean, hello? I carry my phone everywhere! How smart am I? Woot!
  • I forgot to bring my cell phone with me to the store yesterday.
  • We now have 15 containers of yogurt and no toilet paper.
  • After I write this, I will be going to the store again because the cardboard toilet paper roll is itchy and not super absorbent. I found that out in 2006.
  • I am still giving Zoe driving lessons. Yesterday she tried to back out of the garage while the car was in drive. I gasped so hard that I nearly inhaled my own tongue. Zoe yelled MOM! DON’T DO THAT! YOU’RE MAKING ME NERVOUS! And I yelled AGGGRZZZTGJJJJBLFFFFFTPPPPPPSSSSSSSSSS and then flailed my arms all over the place for emphasis. Then we stopped talking to each other so as not to use up all the available oxygen in the car because it was 121 degrees outside and I was damned if I was going to open a window and let any air conditioning escape. It was bad enough I was going to die with cardboard remnants stuck to my nether regions, but no way in Hell was I also going to die sweaty.
  • Remember the Enell jogging bra I bought? Just wanted to let you know that it has been worth every penny of the $65 I shelled out for it. Not only does it keep my triple Ds from giving me a black eye during a run, but it also helps me work off at least 75 calories and earn one Weight Watchers exercise point during the twenty minutes it takes to get that sucker on and fastened up. And bonus! It can double as a bullet proof vest. So if anyone wants to go on a run with me, or have me hurl my body in front of them to take the full impact of a hail of bullets, let me know! Maybe we can do lunch afterwards.
  • Tonight is my first photography class! I am bound and determined to learn how to use my Nikon D90 the proper way which, as far as I know, should not include bargaining with God while using the “F” word.
  • How many “F” bombs can you drop and still get into Heaven? I’m wondering if I should start rationing.

  • This is my shin approximately twenty-four hours after I bashed it against the slate tile step in our bathroom. Between the shin splints I had a few weeks ago and now this debacle, my calves are pretty much hating my guts and I’m afraid they are going to beat me to death in my sleep. But, if it means I never have to clean our jacuzzi tub again, I might not put up much of a fight.
  • Zoe has a date on Friday night and I’m demanding the boy come to our house to meet us beforehand if for no other reason than to show him my leg and get some sympathy. The “Huh. What are we having for dinner?” that I got from my family as I stumbled down the stairs and crawled my way into the kitchen was a little lackluster.
  • Today I am sending in my check for our upcoming 25th high school reunion this August. I’m amazed I was actually able to type that whole sentence without punching myself in the throat. But honestly, I’m actually enjoying my forties! If I could live them in the body I had in my twenties, I’d enjoy them a hell of a lot more. And complain a lot less. And the world would be a happier place.
  • If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I recently discovered the phenomena that is runner’s trots. Too bad I was a mile away from my house at the time. They give new meaning to the phrase Shit Happens.
  • If you don’t want to be kept abreast of my bowels movements, I suggest you don’t follow me on Twitter. But then, you’ll miss out on our puppy Oliver’s bowel movements as well. Your loss.
  • One minute ago, Nate poked his head into my office and declared that he was going to the DMV to get himself an enhanced license so that he can cross the border into Canada. I do not have an enhanced license so I’m thinking he’s leaving me for better health insurance and/or some skinny young Canuck who is more than willing to let him wake up in the morning with a bang because (1) she doesn’t have to take a nausea-inducing antibiotic immediately afterward to ensure she doesn’t sustain a raging bladder infection by noon; and (2), even if she does, she can afford it because she’s get better health insurance because she lives in Canada. Way to go, Nate. Get an enhanced license and get lucky, all at the same time. How about getting some toilet paper on the way home and then I’ll have a reason to celebrate too.
  • The most popular search terms for my blog lately? “Orange pee,” “huge cold sores,” and “anderson cooper.” I’m not sure if I should tell Anderson this or not as it could be taken the wrong way.

So, what’s going on in your life lately?

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Barb
Twitter: barbhogan
July 8, 2010 at 4:08 pm

I text myself the grocery list all the time. Love that. Sorry about the runner’s trots. Since I don’t run, that usually happens to me in some disgusting place like my ghetto WalMart. I have to seriously consider my limited and not-so-pleasant options when it hits.
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Liz
Twitter: Wickedlychic
July 8, 2010 at 4:37 pm

This is truly one of the funniest posts you have ever written, Andy.

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ShanB July 8, 2010 at 4:41 pm

hmmm isnt’ that funny, my DH is getting his new license so that he can drive into the states… We may have good health care but you have cheep shopping :) as long as he buys me presents Im ok with it.

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Martha
Twitter: eclecticred
July 8, 2010 at 4:45 pm

OUCH on the bruise!! YIKES on Zoe’s poor date (go easy on him mom) ;) and I WANT to talk to you sooo lets force Messenger to work!! I’m going to work tomorrow…will work Sat-Tues. but tomorrow is a orientation day.. Think of me. I. WILL. MELT. It’s a warehouse…no AC and we’re in a heat emergency. Well at least I might drop some weight :)
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Eve @ Designing WIth Eve
Twitter: evelester
July 8, 2010 at 4:53 pm

You sure know how to make a person smile! Everytime I get a email from your RSS I know I can take a break from whatever computer/design/family crisis I am in the middle of and read and smile- thank you for that! LOL

I don’t even know what to comment on, except that you are the only person I know that can write a post like this and not bore the crap out of me! :-)
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Annette July 8, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Another hilarious post! I thought the idea about texting the shopping list was great … until i realised that I forget to take my mobile phone almost as often as i forget to take my shopping list … sigh :)
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Cheryl
Twitter: CherylPeters
July 8, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Oh man. A date?? I’m not ready for that. I’m so glad that I can read your blog to try to prepare myself when my children decide to date…. when they’re 30. Tell Nate that now he has an enhanced license, you can come visit me in Toronto. Just what you want to do, right, Andy?? Right??
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stacey@Havoc&Mayhem July 8, 2010 at 8:30 pm

My 25th reunion is this year too! In fact it is in 3 weeks. Sadly I am in my hometown this week and will not be returning in 3 weeks so …there you go.

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Heather T.
Twitter: heather_t_
July 8, 2010 at 10:56 pm

Owie owie owie, I’m so sorry about your bruise! That looks like it *really* hurt.
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Ellen July 9, 2010 at 12:29 am

Hello, fellow Parents Connect finalist, I came by to check you out, and had the biggest laughs of my day (although that bruise wasn’t funny). It is nice to meet you!
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Kimberly July 9, 2010 at 1:00 am

I am LMAO right now! This was the funniest post I have ever read on any blog. You totally
made my night!!!!

Thanks for the great laugh.

:-)

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Lynn from For Love or Funny July 9, 2010 at 7:34 am

I think I need you to stop by while you wear your running bra, because Martians are trying to get me. If you throw yourself in front of me to protect me, will your bra stop a laser gun? And will you be in the middle of having runner’s trots? That might scare away the Martians more than anything else! :)
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Jill/Twipply Skwood July 9, 2010 at 8:28 am

OH!!!! As soon as I read that I had to click over and see what kind of sports bra it was because I KNEW it would be the exact same kind as mine!!!! I would recognize a description of that 75 calorie 1 weight watcher point/bullet proof combo anywhere!!!!!!!!!

The only thing I didn’t recognize was the price, since mine was a Hanukkah present from my guy last December. Apparently the gals at the lingerie shop told him it was the best sports bra there is. So no wonder he was curious as to whether or not I was wearing it every time I exercised or not. Apparently I’ve been wasting lots of money by rotating – lots of days I just wear a regular old yucky bra that I saved from the trash just for exercising underneath a regular old sports bra. Two bras and my boob doesn’t hit me in the eye for cheaper.

I was hoping my 22 year old step daughter would take an interest in teaching my 15 year old to drive. Because I think that would be less scary for me. Sort of.
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Deb Wisker July 9, 2010 at 11:43 am

hey, just wanted to thank you for shaving your legs before you took that picture of the bruise on your shin.

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Cheryl July 9, 2010 at 10:10 pm

I just came over from Suburb Sanity and I’m living proof a human can laugh without making a sound but it takes its toll. Damn, I’m exhausted. Thanks for keepin’ it real.
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Candace July 14, 2010 at 10:16 pm

OMG OUCH on the shin! Holy crap!!
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Janmary, n Ireland
Twitter: Janmary3
July 15, 2010 at 3:35 am

How did you do that? I blinked for all of 5 seconds (well, maybe a week) and you snuck in all these posts. Now I’ve got some reading, chuckling and commenting to do!

Please stop making blogging look so easy!

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