Archive for July 2014

"You cannot use pledge wipes as bathroom wipes" and other conversations with my mom

My mom, Ho-Ho, called me eight times this past Sunday.  Our final conversation ended with, “[y]ou’re a real bitch Annie. Love you. Bye”. This was of course in response to me imploring her to talk to her doctor before she refuses to continue taking a prescription. THE GALL! Ho-Ho’s lovely sign-off inspired me to put... Read more »

Hold on to your legwarmers and get your side-ponytail ready: Judy Blume is writing a new book

These jeans epitomized coolness...and how uncool I was in sixth grade.
Big, happy news today, friends! Ms. Judy Blume is writing her first book in over a decade and it is slated for publication sometime in 2015. According to the Washington Post, the book is geared towards adults which is perfect for us 70s/80s babes. To bide the time until its publication, check out some of these images to... Read more »

9 reasons I'd rather shave my tongue with a dull razor than go to another movie with my preschooler

Last week I went to a movie with my son. It was nothing like the first time we took him to theater, all doe-eyed, shoving popcorn in his mouth faster than his greasy hands could grab those kernels. “Thank you mama,” he said when we left the theater after his inaugural outing. “Wow!” I said... Read more »
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The Kloons are YouTube comedy masters

The Kloons‘ Sisters Strawberries episode might be the best video ever shared on YouTube. As they desicribe it,  “[t]wo 30 year old guys lip syncing a conversation between two 60 year old women”. And it’s 100% SFW. In fact, I suggest you show it to your boss and you will be the golden boy/girl for... Read more »

7 things that would make me a lot more fun

Quit nail biting. My friend was over this weekend and asked for a nail file. I realized I didn’t have one because I rely on my snaggle teeth to rip off any shred of a nail longer than .25 mm. Did you know you can give someone a cold sore by biting their nails? You can. And then that person (an infant in our case) has to go to the ER because you gave him herpes. True story.
On a scale of 1 to lame, I am a “take the paved road up the side of the mountain” kind of girl. I certainly wish I was more fun…I just have a profound disdain for exercise, terrible habits and am scared of anything that might result in a fine (with the exception of driving... Read more »

Hot bloggers making ugly faces

My favorite yogi,  Beth Weindruch Prystowsky, <a href=" http://www.chicagonow.com/ups-and-downs-of-a-yoga-mom/about/">  Ups and Downs of a Yoga Mom</a> is your go-to person for lifestyle tips, awesome recipes and help finding your sanity.  A native of the Chicago area, Beth provides great insight into local resources via her well-organized blog. Check her out!
Lately, my Facebook newsfeed has been filled with prettygirlsmakinguglyfaces.com‘s photos. I love it!! Anyone who puts tape on her face and takes a picture for the world to see is A-ok in my book. Just look at this girl’s nostrils skills! Inspired, I took to my fellow ChicagoNow bloggers who I thought would be open to... Read more »
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TSA's Instagram account shares photos of confiscated contraband

This makes me feel better about that one time I had a 4 oz bottle of lotion in my carry on.

TSA CAPTION: As you probably guessed, samurai swords as well as all other types of swords and knives are prohibited from being packed in carry-on bags.
Did you know the  Transportation Security Authority (TSA), known for it’s snazzy blue uniforms and gum-snapping officers, posts confiscated contraband to Instagram? Between their tongue-in-cheek commentary and fans’ hashtags, it’s a great way to waste a little time and marvel at the number of people who try to bring loaded guns onto planes. And an FYI to... Read more »

Chaos! Please help me organize my digital photos

People of the Internet! I turn to you once again to help me in my terribly misguided life. This time, I need to know how to deal with the GAJILLIONS of photos we have taken with our trusty digi camera. I love  taking pictures almost as much as complaining about how giant image files slow... Read more »
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