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January 27, 2010

Today I am…

Praying:  DMW’s daughter is in surgery today.  She is such a neat kid  – the kind that lights up a room.  Plus she enjoys reading and dogs which immediately gives her bonus points in my book.  And she’s written an original song for our band.  Please pray with me that the surgery will be successful and the recovery swift.

Laughing:  My New York friend (ok, technically Brooklyn, whatever) writes emails so funny I laugh out loud*.  I keep encouraging her to start a blog, but she’s very private.  That doesn’t stop me from totally stealing her ideas for my own blog.  In fact, the very format of this post is ripped off from her last email.  Honestly, you haven’t laughed until you’ve heard Brooklyn describing a very very very cheap friend who is trying to salvage breadcrumbs from weevils!  Yuck!

Once this shows up in your food it's time to admit defeat

Searching:  I’ve been on a quest for new mugs.  Coffee mugs, not facial expressions.  I’m very picky.  They need to be blue and white.  Large enough for a generous slug of coffe, tea or soup.  Classic, not trendy.  So far nothing has jumped out at me.  Let me know if you have any suggestions!

Close, but not quite. That's ok, though, the search is half the fun.

Anticipating:  We have a possibility of SNOW this weekend.  It might miss us completely, or we may get up to a foot!  All the more reason to curl up with our new book club selection.

Has anyone read this?

Monitoring:  Cecilia’s right rear leg has been slipping out from under her.  It’s like she can’t get traction with that foot.  I put one of her rubber booties on that paw to try and help.  Because not only does Cecilia need to emulate Elvis, apparently she also needs to emulate the King of Pop.

Three of these are superfluous

Only one is needed.


*Gratuitous Curmudgeon Commment:  Is anyone else bugged by LOL?  For some reason that acronym grates on my nerves.  And it’s totally overused, because I do NOT hear people laughing out loud all the time, but everyone seems to use it.  LOL = Just say no.

13 Comments leave one →
  1. January 27, 2010 1:56 pm

    Prayer: prayed
    Laughing: LOL is rarely used, but sometimes on Skype with a friend. Does not grate, but duly noted.
    (how hard is it for me to not put LOL after the above? pretty hard: if we were friends IRL, I would have done it just to stir things up)
    Searching: the search is the BEST part! Good luck and have fun.
    Anticipating: We have had 40+ inches since December 1, so this does not compute.
    Monitoring: She’s adorable and good on you for matching the other 3 feet so she looks just right!

    • Juice permalink*
      January 28, 2010 11:55 am

      I totally expected that EVERYONE would use LOL in the comments just to get at me! 😉

  2. January 27, 2010 5:03 pm

    Yes, I agree about LOL. Do not like it.

    Our book club did have a wonderful time; thanks for your comment. To see what we picked for 2010, if you look on the left sidebar of my blog under ‘who we are’ you can click on the Bluestockings tab for the book club page…selections are there on the left. We try to do something classic, a nonfiction, and some new things, too. We compromise…one does not like nonfiction, another adores biographies, and one is a published romance writer (we have to have at least one happy ending a year for her!).

    Have not read Charlotte Simmons but probably will…we actually discussed having it as one of our reads for the year but didn’t end up with it on the list.

    Good luck with the mugs…I’m so picky about mugs…they have to have the right feel or I just don’t want to use them.

  3. January 27, 2010 8:33 pm

    For me, LOL depends on the context. I don’t mind it so much in casual, friendly interchanges, but it really grates me when people use it in professional email. I had job candidates LOLling in their emails when I was recruiting for a technical writer position a few years ago. Drove me nuts.

    Nope, haven’t read that book. I finished listening to Dan Brown’s “The Lost Symbol.” Ugh, too predictable, and his formula has gotten annoying to me. I remember enjoying the DaVinci Code and Angels & Demons, so this was disappointing. Sadly, no fiction in my queue, but I have a stack of books on ADD and on triathlons that are collecting dust and will be due at the library soon.

    Good luck on the mugs! I like the thick, diner-style ones. (Do we have any at home? No…too many freebies/gift ones to justify buying some. It’s not exactly diner style, but I have a nice BIA-Cordon Blue one that I bought for work. All white, and just thick enough.)

    Poor Cece; it must be some comfort to have such a great feeder, though!

  4. debby permalink
    January 27, 2010 10:16 pm

    Ha LOL! I am guilty. But I only write it when I really LOL, and it is very uncommon for me to LOL since I live alone and it startles the dogs. I really like it when a blog makes me LOL because it feels so good especially after a day of work.

    Are we still friends?

    And to be honest, it kinda bugs me too. I think I’ll stop using it for a while. I think the reason I liked it for a while was because Monk said it when he was trying to be hip–LOL out loud. See, that still makes me LOL. Okay, I’ll stop.

    I hope Cecelia is okay. I worry about her a lot.

    I like a good mug. I usually only get one at a time (being that there’s only one of me.) Do you have a Home Goods store near you? It is the home division of T.J. Maxx, and I LOVE going there. Really cheap dishes and such.

    • Juice permalink*
      January 28, 2010 11:56 am

      Ok, someone saying it out loud to try and be hip actually would be kind of funny…

      Homegoods has not delivered for me yet, but I love having an excuse to shop there. 🙂

  5. seriouslykk permalink
    January 28, 2010 12:11 pm

    Weevils! Barf!

  6. Brooklyn_Friend permalink
    January 29, 2010 1:36 pm

    Wow – I rated a mention in Juice’s blog! 🙂 And I got over my paranoia about posting a comment here… Hmm, next stop blogville?

    I have to say though, that I DO laugh out loud – all the time! Even when I’m by myself (but then again, I talk to myself too).

    As a matter of fact, I was laughing (by myself) just yesterday over a book called “Cooking with Pooh: Yummy Tummy Cookie Cutter Treats”. Hahahahaha – is that funny or is it just me with my warped sense of humor?

  7. Brooklyn_Friend permalink
    January 29, 2010 5:06 pm

    Let me clarify – Cooking with POO. The editor couldn’t come up with a better title?

    • Juice permalink*
      January 29, 2010 5:20 pm

      Oh, that almost makes me LOL!!! (I couldn’t not use it after this post). They probably should have sprung for extra ink to write “winnie-the-“…

      And in real life I do laugh out loud quite often. One of my coworkers changed my screensave to read “la fille qui rit.” Or something like that. I’m butchering the French since this was 15 years ago and I don’t even speak French, but translated it means either “the girl who laughs” or “the laughing girl.” I don’t quite remember. Either way, I’ll take it as a compliment!

    • January 29, 2010 6:50 pm

      Brooklyn_Friend, that not only made me laugh out loud, I snorted, too. Most embarassing. (Of course, I embarass my kids laughing out loud, and they’re not even teenagers yet. Then again, the younger just likes to act like on in miniature.)

      Juice, just be glad your coworker didn’t put “la vache qui rit.” If that sounds familiar, it’s a play on the French label for a cheese many health bloggers like: Laughing Cow! And “la fille qui rit” sounds quite catchy (“la fee key ree” for those not familiar with Fr. pronunciation).

  8. February 4, 2010 7:38 am

    LOL… totally LOL n LMAO.

    just kidding. will make a mental note to not use that anywhere on my comments here. 😉


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