Friday, February 27, 2009

i'm cool and also random friday

There's this thing going around called Random Tuesdays, but I'm a little slow lately, and I really don't have much to offer at the moment, so I'm having myveryown Random Friday. It's where I say random things, if you are the Sort Who Needs An Explanation.

Random Item #1: I GOT TWO AWARDS THIS WEEK!!! 
(associated random emotion: happy) 
First, from the lovely, well-read, not-a-blogger, Well Read Hostess, El Proximidade. Because I'm close to her heart, that's why. And I heart you, too, WRH!



Here are a few blogging people who are close to my heart.
Church Punk Mom, because I think we have *ahem* been around the same block.
Jill, at the Daniels 5, because she was close, but then she moved away, so now all I have is the bit that's close to my heart. (Insert pouty lip here.)
Joce, at Tillaboro Orchard, because she's just great, and I say so.
Danae, at Beauty in Distress, because I watched her transform from a kid into a woman and that is cool.
And finally? The Mister. And if you have to ask why I'd give him El Proximidade, I will roll my eyes at you.  And then I will say, he gave me el proximidade, and now I have this:



Next, the Great Buddy Award from CPM, who got it from Irish Gumbo, who got it from Mama Dawg... do you see a pattern of really fantastic, supercool peeps getting this bloggy lurve?  Please say yes.  Sometimes I get tired of explaining things.  Really.
 
I'm passing it on to mah gals WRH and The Hotfessional.  Who I will be having drinks with one of these days.  Mark. My. Words.

Random Item #2:  MY INSURANCE AGENT CALLED ME TODAY TO TELL ME MY CAR INSURANCE WAS CANCELLED DUE TO NON-PAYMENT.  
(Random associated emotion:  effing pissed off)

This is not the first time I have received this phone call.  And before you start thinking I'm just some moron who doesn't pay the bills, please let me assure you that whilst I may actually be a moron, I pay the damn bills.

The short story is this:  No bill in the mail.  No other correspondence to inform me of anything regarding car insurance.  Phone call from agent telling me I'm cancelled.  Agent calls company to get us reinstated.  And this happens every two months.

This?  Has gotten old.  

Random Item #3:  I WOKE UP AT 11:57 p.m. WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND WAS AWAKE UNTIL AFTER 9:30 p.m. THURSDAY NIGHT.  
(Random associated emotion:  exhaustion, surliness)

Also?  Nobody napped Thursday.  No-freaking-body.  And I really don't have anything much to say about that except that, yes, all of the children are alive, and no, my house is not a smoking pile of rubble.

Random Item #4:  I LOVE FRESHLY-SQUEEZED ORANGE JUICE, AND ALSO FRESHLY-SQUEEZED GRAPEFRUIT JUICE.  
(Random associated emotion:  blissful, then painful when the acid burbling kicks in.)

Random Item #5: WE ARE HAVING A PICNIC FOR DINNER TONIGHT.
 (Random associated emotion: ambivalence)

I am marinating two pork tenderloins in a soy/ginger/garlic bit of loving. There is a massive potato salad in the fridge. And there will be carrots, because the snow has melted off the garden and I will put on my big, polka-dotty boots and go pick some. The children are excited. So is the Mister's Dad, who truly believes that one of the problems with winter is that nobody makes potato salad. I believe in maintaining my elevated rank in his eyes, so I make it a point to provide him with an amazing potato salad at least once each winter. I'm almost late this year, but he hasn't seemed to notice.

And now? I will nap a little. Have a lovely weekend.

5 comments:

  1. and that block? totally sucked donkey balls. I'm so glad we've moved on to *this* block.. WAY better (most of the time anyway..). ;)

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  2. Oh, and btw, if you register for BlogHer by tomorrow night, you save some $$.


    DO IT.

    My hubby needs a dude to hang out with. You have a dude you can bring right? Right??

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  3. I'm that rotten blogger who finds awards (for the most part) saccharine, but yet I like some of those who are giving them.....but I don't want to get any, or give any. Still with me?~Mary

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  4. I like this idea--random association.

    I hate it when a bill doesn't get paid. Makes me crazy.

    Mary doesn't like awards. Hm. I go back and forth on them, but I take them in the spirit in which I hope they are given.

    35 days left! Hang in there!

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  5. Aw, thanks! You're sort of close to my heart too. :) As for my blog...well, it really needs some tlc as of late. Sometimes I get upset that I've let it slide and other times I wonder how I ever stayed caught up to it. I'm sure I will be back to posting more than once a week... Hopefully sooner than later.

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talk to me, people. because you know i get all giddy when you do.