Saturday, January 30, 2010

My Patronus is a Headless Chicken...or Maybe Courtney Cox

Oh my God. It has taken me three days to finish this post. Every time I sit down to type, one kid or another starts throwing things or pestering for snacks or taking a header off the coffee table. CALGON! TAKE ME AWAY!!!

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, 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.


Deb Neerman said...

LOLOLOLOL, love your post today! And I'm diggin' those new bags and gloves. I can only admire gloves from a distance but the view from here is fabulousness!

Soon as you get that martini down pat, give me a shout and we'll bottoms-up together. Your place or mine? I have no kidlettes ... if that helps you decide!

Cherish these days with the rugrats. I'm not sure why, but everyone else says so ... so there must be something to it ...

Have a great weekend Crazy-Fun-Lady!!

Deb Neerman said...

PS: I'm thinnin' Janeane Garofalo. Thoughts? Discuss.

Jenn@ The Crazies said...

I agree w/ Tina Fey and Courtney! And Harry Potter.. We LOVE it here

laterg8r said...

i love the facebook ego boost - great idea :D

ps - that blue purse is divine :D

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Love the blue bag.

Ref your picture, you remind me of my friend Sue! That's not very helpful on the celebrity-babe scale, I know, but I do love that idea.

In Real Life said...


I love the purses and gloves, very nice!

I haven't read or watched Harry Potter...but house elves sound like a super idea!

I wish I could look like Courtney Cox!

Janine said...

I am SO glad that you are still alive.!!!
LOVE the new bags... Gloves are nice but the bags. A girl can never have enough satchels!!

Have a great week!!!

Nezzy said...

I'm lovin' the bags. This snow covered farm chick sure wishes I was torn between two celebs. Right now, I'm thinkin' Frosty!!!

I just wanted to thank you for droppin' by with your sweet comment.

Ya'll have a glorious day!!!

Anya said...

Love your new bags :-)
And your shot is cute .... LOL

Have a wonderful day (@^.^@)

Tater Tot Mom said...

I think you look like all three!

Those purses are gorgeous! I haven't gotten myself a new purse in awhile so I think I'm due for a little luxury spending too!

I'm so with you on the invisibility cloak!

Savvy Gal said...

That is what my sis said. Every time she sits down in front of the computer the kids will just come over. Otherwise they are just fine by themselves.

Kelly L said...

It's been fun looking at all the celebrity pictures on FB - I have no idea who I look like - so I put my dog... lol

Love to you

Stephanie Faris said...

I agree...Janeane Garofalo. And I think you and Janeane are both beautiful. The glasses throw people off...Bet if you'd put the picture up without glasses on, you would have gotten different answers.