Busy and frazzled though I've been, I've had a much better week than the last one. I do appreciate all your lovely comments, and I'm now in the process of learning how to make a perfect vodka martini (thanks for the suggestion, Deb!). When I've unravelled the mystery, I'll post pictures and a recipe!
Here's a glimpse at what the inner workings of my brain look like right now. Prepare for some randomness.
Numero uno, Firstborn and I have a Friday night ritual. After Rosemary's Baby is in bed (he can join us one day. Right now he's just too disruptive.), we grab a snack and have our own little movie night. Lately, Firstborn's movies of choice have been of the Harry Potter variety, which is just fine with me. They're entertaining AND thought-provoking. A few ideas I'd really like to apply to my own life are the house elves (free house cleaning so I can get on with the more important things in life, like crafting and holding impromptu fashion shows in front of my closet. And blogging, of course), floo powder (no having to travel by myself with noisy, naughty kids--I am already dreading my vacation next month), the invisibility cloak (I need a break from my life), and messenger owls (does anyone remember what a handwritten letter even looks like anymore?!).
In other news, I had a mix-up earlier this month when I tried to use Danier's archaic online ordering system. They require you to--get this--PICK UP THE PHONE! I actually had to call it in. What is this? 1976? And then they pick up their phone and have to confirm your credit card information with someone who only speaks French. So, as a result of all this inefficient human interaction, my order got both messed up AND so severely delayed that I thought it had been cancelled. In a rage, I went to the Sears website and ordered the same two items (a leather purse and a pair of gloves). Both orders then showed up on the same day. My luxuries budget is blown until spring. But I can live with that. Here's my new booty:
And finally, I'm starting to think that one of these days, I'm going to log onto one of my news sites, and added to the usual headings (World News, Canada, Health, Local) will be a new, flashy one: Facebook News. Seriously, it is starting to take over the world. But since I can't do anything about it, I'll just let you all know (in case you hadn't heard already) that it's Doppelganger Week! You have to post a picture of a celebrity you've been told you look like. The reason this is so great is that once you post that picture, people will start commenting, telling you that they think you look like some other celebrity. By the end of the day, you'll have been compared to at least 3 unbelievably gorgeous people and your head will be the size of a beach ball. It's exactly what Facebook is all about!
Here's a (dreadful) picture of me:
If you're wondering why my hair looks like it hasn't been touched by a professional since January 2005, well...you just answered your own question. And no, my glasses aren't crooked. My eyes are.
Here are pictures of celebrities I've been compared to:
Ally Sheedy was the big one before I had to start wearing my glasses all the time.
Now, I mostly get Tina Fey.
And, for the first time ever, when I posted the Tina Fey pic, I was told I actually look more like Courtney Cox!
The moral of the story is that I am a babe. At least according to Facebook.
I have no idea when I'll be able to make it back here to post again. If things keep going the way they have, I should be able to churn out about one sentence every 24 hours.
But rest assured, when I do return, I'll probably be complaining about something new.