Archive | October 2012

Opposites Attract? Familiarity Breeds What?

Sigh. The Frug and I have very different ideas of how to spend “down time”…the kids are off of school for 2 (or more?) days due to the Frankenstorm.

I thought maybe the time would pass:

Baking and Eating All the Carbs
Reading Smut
“Quiet Contemplation” aka Napping

The Frug wanted to focus on:

Reorganizing My Side of the Closet
Discussing Kelly Grooming Budget in Q4
Reading Books on Budgeting and Minimalism.

That tricky Frug had a surprise for us tho. At 10am, the doorbell rang – the carpeting guys!! What?! Yes, the 2 kids got new carpet in their rooms while the storm began.

Lucky me, I got to spend time moving the contents of their rooms into the hallway, sorting thru it all (yahoo! Reorg!), and then putting it all back together again!

All while making breakfast, lunch and dinner…dealing with Otis…doing loads of laundry before the power failed…and, perhaps most fun of all, fielding myriad questions and COMPLAINTS from the children.

And then the power went out and will be out for days.

And I’m PMSing HARD.

Yup, I am one lucky girl.

*swooning* Richard Burton Diaries vs My Reality



Reading my People Magazine…the one with Douchy McAttentionWhore on the cover. I shan’t mention his name because that is what he wants!!  Anyway, I came upon the book review section and discovered “The Richard Burton Diaries“…I read “Furious Love” a few years ago and have found their love/hate/boozefest story fascinating.  The book covers more than just his years and marriage(s) with Elizabeth Taylor BUT that’s the most interesting part!  He wrote of his passionate love for her:

“E is my only ism,” Burton writes. “Elizabethism.” While she was away, he noted, “I miss her like food.” He calls Taylor “an eternal one-night stand” and “beautiful beyond the dreams of pornography.” He declares, “She is a prospectus that can never be entirely cataloged, an almanac for Poor Richard.”


It left me longing for the days of love letters and being courted. (yes, all fantasies lol)  What I have instead is from the Frug, which I received in this uber romantic text messages:

And later, this…

A beautifully organized “pantry”…be still my heart. *rolls eyes*

Sure, Richard Burton could write this of his wife:

“I have been inordinately lucky all my life, but the greatest luck of all has been Elizabeth. She has turned me into a moral man, but not a prig, she is a wildly exciting lover-mistress, she is shy and witty, she is nobody’s fool, she is a brilliant actress, she is beautiful beyond the dreams of pornography, she can be arrogant and willful, she is clement and loving, Dulcis Imperatrix, she is Sunday’s child, she can tolerate my impossibilities and my drunkenness, she is an ache in the stomach when I am away from her, and she loves me!

…but could he organize a pantry on a sunny Saturday afternoon???  Hmm.

Why why why?


Despise the “animal on front of sweater” trend. UGH!!! Seems so tacky and ugly and awful to me.

Cut to me, 3 months from now wearing some €#^£@” unicorn sweater. Kill. Me. NOW.

Look at Me!! Look at ME!! ME! ME! MEEEEEE!

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel got married in Italy last Friday.  Sounds like it was a gorgeous wedding. People Mag has the wedding pix (heard they paid about $300,000 for them)…here’s the cover shot:

I want to junk punch him. There’s Jessica, looking so radiant in her pink(!?!) wedding gown…and there’s her pube headed attention whore “it’s all about ME” groom. GAH!

Oh, and like how they have Britney Spears in the right hand corner of the cover. They dated when? 10 years ago when they were teenagers???  Get over it, People Magazine.


Shoulda Known This Guy Was Up To No Good

So, in case you hadn’t heard, or haven’t wanted to hear…there’s a Hulk Hogan video tape.  Why does God hate us so?? Here’s a pic of that slice of hotness: *fans self*

His pal, Bubba the Love Sponge (you can’t make this shit up), “loaned” his wife to the Hulk for sexxy times. Normal friendly stuff, right?  He also hung out while it all happened. Of course he did. And he videotaped it, because that’s what normal people do.

Signs that this was a really bad idea:

A) Your friend’s name is Bubba the Love Sponge. This is a red flag.

B) This friend says “Hey, wanna bang my wife?”  RF #2

C) Said friend is in the next room whilst the banging happens.  RF #3

D)  You live in Florida. RF Forevah

Naturally, I felt compelled to watch the 90 second snippet (hehe) of it. Can’t wash the shame off yet. Anyway, here’s the link…see you on the other side…

Side note:  Is it just me or does “Bubba the Love Sponge” sound like a hillbilly contraceptive??

Being Frugal CAN be Fun!


Well, after much internal debate, I decided to buy a pair of wedge sneakers!  Stop judging!

The ones I initially lusted after were the Isabel Marant ones:

These are so hip/trendy that they are sold out everywhere. I saw a pair on ebay for, I shit you not, $995. CRAZZZEEEEE!  I think they were originally around $250. For a pair of “sneakers”?? Come on!!!

Ashlee bought the Steve Madden version:

They retail for about $150.  Better. But still not Frugal.

Frugal Fanny here decided on the Sketchers version:

And they were only $89!!!  *pats self on the back*

I’ve worn them a few times. I texted pix to a few friends…reactions were NOT mixed. lol One said “very Newark, NJ“…which is apparently NOT a compliment. Another friend said (verbatim quote) “Sorry. They are fugly and skanky and trampy and fugly.”  Don’t they realize that kind of reaction only encourages me?? lol

I have worn them with skinny jeans and a long sleeve tee + ski vest. I felt very cute, dammit.

Holy Shit! It’s October 15th??

Honestly. How. Did. That. Happen? It was just Labor Day! September passed by in a blur of child-related bullshit. Back to School Nights. Parent Teacher Conferences. Bake Sales. 10 turned 11! (*shrieks* and how did THAT happen??)  Birthday parties. 11 had his TWO WEEK INTERSESSION aka mini-vacation for HIM, major inconvenience for ME!

Oh, to add to the joy, Sarcasmo is now rowing, which is a 4-school-days-plus-every-effing-Saturday-morning commitment for all of us. Despite how painful that schedule, gotta say, it’s helped his attitude immensely. He even admits that he doesn’t have the energy to be angry. W-I-N.  Maybe that’s what I need??? lol and yet not kidding.

What else? Hmm. Grooming is a major fail these days. I have Kelly Days lined up and we all know what happens when I try to plan something for me me ME, right? *sighs*  Needed a mani/pedi last Friday. Sent Otis to doggy day care. Got a call within ONE HOUR.  The Black Beast had a fight with another dog and had BITTEN him on the head…so, he’s now banned from there. So, rather than get a mani, I sat around and worried about stuff and worked on this fun project instead:

Picking off shellac nail polish is rather satisfying. Excellent for the nails too. lol