Friday, February 6, 2009

Random Thoughts Thursday (Friday Edition)

For some reason when I sat down to do this last night, Blogger wasn't working. I don't know if it was my computer being stupid (it does that), or if Blogger was truly having issues, but thankfully everything is back up and running, so for all 2 of you who are actually excited to read my random ramblings every Thursday, have no fear! The Friday Edition is here!

First things first: I have spent entirely too much time the last couple of days reading the most hilarious things I've read in a long time. Some chick called Cleolinda has posted summaries/commentaries on all the Twilight books, plus a script for the Twilight movie in 15 minutes. We're talking stomach-clenching, side-splitting, can't-breathe, almost-pee-your-pants, rolling-on-the-floor hysterical laughter. This is a link to what is technically the beginning of her commentary on Breaking Dawn, but she kindly provided there a catalogue of links to all her other Twilight-related pages, except for the fabulous "movie in 15 minutes", which can be found here. (note: if you haven't read the books or seen the movie, you may want to do that first, since it will make more sense. Also, if you're offended by strong language, you may also want to skip these.)

Princesses are awesome. I didn't used to feel this way, but Ellie's recent desire to be one has led (so far) to the cessation of minor accidents, because "princesses always wear panties, and the don't ever, ever pee in them!" As she runs for the bathroom she hollers reassuringly, "Don't worry, Mommy! I'm still a princess!"

Why does it bother me when Vicki and Lexi wear matching clothes to school? This really shouldn't bother me, since it's not even like they're in the same class or anything, but it does.

My organization project is coming along nicely. Rooms are done, closets are getting there. Two more down yesterday. Two more to go. Then I may have to find a new pet project. Oh, wait, there's still the dreaded craft closet/place to throw whatever junk I don't want cluttering up the rest of the house but may want at some indefinite time in the future. I need shelves in there.

Rant time: it seems like everyone on the planet, and their dog, is on Facebook. Everyone but me. Even my mother is on Facebook, for crying out loud! And suddenly everyone I know, or have ever met, or whose blog I stalk read, is talking about Facebook. The world is conspiring against me to leave behind my non-conformist ways and succumb to the wiles of a computer community full of people from high school who never liked me anyway. It's making me insecure. What if I sign up and nobody friends me? Or worse, what if I request that someone be my friend, and they don't? Oh, the agony. On the other hand, though, I can think of a whole slew of childhood friends that I haven't heard from in at least 15 years who I would love to reconnect with. Aaarrgggghhhh!!! To Facebook or not to Facebook, that is the question.

Sometimes I think it would be great to be 3 again. I could eat macaroni & cheese or hot dogs every day for lunch without thinking about how not-good it is for me. I could watch Wall-E every day and never, ever get tired of it. I could sing random snatches of random songs at random times without getting weird looks. I could wear a princess dress all day long because it's pink and velvety and fancy and sparkly and everyone would smile and tell me how beautiful I am. Of course, if I was 3, I'd probably tell everyone I was 4, because 4 is a much cooler-sounding age.

For some reason I'm really excited about Brownies with Lexi's troop today. That doesn't usually happen. They wear me out.

Food Recommendation: Nature's Path Organic Toaster Pastries from Costco. They're like Pop Tarts without all the nastiness and the shortening-coated-mouth aftertaste. Cherry Pomegranite and Brown Sugar Maple Cinnamon...mmmmm...

Why do the mirrors at Ellie's ballet studio make my hips look so huge? It can't possibly be because my hips are really that huge, can it? I really, really, really hope not.


  1. I'm impressed you did all the closet cleaning and still read all the plot summaries..Oh, and maybe we need to introduce the princess concept around here.

    And Facebook --same thing in my life.I've had several friends raving about it in the last two weeks. I'm still feeling non-conformist about it though. And I can't afford to waste more time at the computer...or can I?

  2. I know how you feel about Facebook. I looked up some old mission companions on Lori's, and they are all there communicating with each other. I feel out of the loop, and insecure too about starting one. If you start one, I will comment on it all the time!

  3. Dogs are on Facebook, it's called Dogbook.

    And the toaster pastries from Costco....AWESOME!!!! I have a serious addiction to them! A SERIOUS addiction.

    You don't have to join Facebook. I will love you just the same if you don't join. It is a timesuck especially when you first join.

  4. Glad you found Cleo's Twilight parody. Soooo hilarious. And no, your hips are nowhere near that big.

    Will you hold my hand and talk me through it if Piper turns out to be a princess too? ;)

  5. I was waiting for my Random Thoughts Thursday and was FREAKED out (ok, mildy irriated) when it did not appear! However, the friday edition is fabulous. As a long time member of facebook, I have to say..GO FOR IT! You will be so suprised at the people you find. And no one has ever rejected one of my friend requests. Me and Eri (Danielle's other sister) will be friends with that is two down:)

  6. I was on Facebook for almost a year, then I disabled my account. I was on it way too much and decided to start a blog, which I have loved a lot better. Plus, they changed the format and I hated it!

  7. I like to think of Facebook as having friends in my pocket. They're tiny, they don't say anything, but if I want to talk to them I just pull them out. It's like taking a peek into high school and seeing what everyone is up to, but not having to really go back to high school. I even found Wendy from London on Facebook! We don't speak, but it's nice to know she's "in my pocket". :)

    The format is not to my liking, though. I prefer blogs.

  8. I will be your friend on facebook, I promise! And I too wish I were 3 again. I'll have to give the costco pastries a try.


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