Monday, February 23, 2009

Weekend Ramblings

  • In some ways my sense of humor never evolved past that of a 14 year old boy's. Every single time I go to BJ's Club (a discount warehouse like Sam's or Costco) I laugh at the name.
  • I think it is perhaps very sad commentary that I spent Friday night at BJ's.
  • Sleeping in on a Saturday morning is such a simple pleasure which I thoroughly enjoy.
  • I hate wearing make-up. I don't even own any to wear. But I really do enjoy taking time to give myself a facial or a pedicure on a Saturday morning while listening to Car Talk on NPR.
  • Yes, I know that is a bizarre juxtaposition. I'm cool with that. I'm all about bizarre juxtapositions.
  • Partly, I like being able to use the letters X ans Z in close proximity and the way the words feel on my tongue.
  • I bet you had no idea I'd start with a sideways reference to fellatio and move on to linguistic pleasures that are entirely phonological.
  • Can you just imagine the weird Google searches that will land people on this page? I think I'd rather not. Moving right along....
  • It really sucks (and not in the gratifying manner referred to previously) when someone makes light of your dreams, especially if that person had a hand in crushing some of them.
  • It's really very lovely when a very sweet master's student from Texas who is a long way from home takes a big sisterly type interest in your middle child who is...well...a middle child.
  • I think Isaac grew about 3 inches while he was out Saturday. It's very weird to have to look UP to make eye contact with my 13 year old....and to hear a low voice from him...and to see a fuzzy upper lip on him. Where did my goofy little boy go?
  • I miss getting the daily newspaper because online versions don't offer the same sensory experience. I like the crinkle of an undisturbed newspaper when you open it the first time.
  • I savor the Sunday paper, even the ads. If you mess with the comics before I get to them or you try to abscond with the crossword/jumble/cryptoquip/super sudoku before I get to them I will be more than a little annoyed. I will gladly scan the puzzles so we both have a copy to work on but don't freaking deprive me, ok????
  • I feel similarly about Orange Juice. I have no interest in the evil bean juice that holds so many in its sway but don't be messing with my OJ supply.
  • I know I shouldn't be but I am utterly astonished by how quickly a hungry horde of teens can eat through a cart of stuff from BJ's. Holy moly!! Keep your hands back or you could loose a finger!
  • Potatoes fried with onions and garlic and then some eggs cracked over them with cheese mixed in really hits the spot when you don't feel like fussing over anything major.
  • The only reason I watched the Oscars was to see the ever delectable Hugh Jackman. I'd do him in the middle of Main Street at high noon given the chance.
  • It's not about his physique. It's the glint in his eye and the devilment in his smile. He also seems like a really decent human being who doesn't take himself overly seriously...and I kinda like that we have the exact same birthday....and his accent. I'm a total sucker for the accent. *Swoons*
  • I was most disturbed during the Oscars to realize Sean Penn is a dead ringer for the former sailor I once dated. The sailor had a high creep factor. There were some hard won lessons there. *Shudders*
  • The sailor did teach me about antiques though and, um, one other thing...

20 comments:

Cocotte said...

BJ's has always killed me too. Like they didn't think of that when they came up with the name.

I'm the opposite of you - I hate facials, pedis and manis (never even had any done professionally), but I wear makeup every single day.

Cooper said...

oh my....there's so much to which to respond....

BJs - who doesn't snicker?
Sean Penn has a very high creep factor - but he is extrodinarily talented.
OJ -mmmmmmmmm
I'll take an order of the potato meal please...
No one can crush your dreams unless you let them...make it happen anyway....screw 'em.
I can see I'll be doing Sudoku all day...like that's something different anyway
Sleeping in - there is no life without it...

Suldog said...

I feel the same way about newspapers. The tactile is so much of it. I only read news online when I've heard something astonishing while at work and have to check out the veracity of it.

As for BJs, I laugh, too.

And I love doing a sudoku when I get the newspaper. I save it for last, after I've read everything I want to read. That's because, when I get near the end and find out I've made a mistake, I stab the paper with my pen and rip a few pages.

g-man said...

Verrrrrrry Interesting.....
The food club and the sailor!!
:-)

snowelf said...

BJ's Club--funny story--the company I work for is based in Maine. And one day on our company website, they were giving away something at the Maine location having to do with BJs--like some gift certificates or something and I freakin kid you not--it said "Free BJ's at "company name""
We were DYING! They took it off mid-day, but not before pretty much the whole company was snickering. hehehehe
:)

--snow

Desmond Jones said...

BJ's - how can you not?

"I'd do him in the middle of Main Street and high noon. . ."

You surprise me, my dear. . . I mean, I thought we had a nice thing goin' on. . . ;)

And that's a very cool-looking Sudoku. . . I loves me some Sudoku. . .

And as re Google searches, I'm afraid you've made yer own bed on that account. . . ;)

Moannie said...

I'm so out of this one as BJ's though so obviously funny goes over my head. Oh, no...I just got it!!
And the hugh Jackman reference, well,I'm old but I see what you mean...hmmm!

That sounds like a Spanish omelette and we are having one ce soir.

lime said...

cocotte, i'm no fan of manicures either, just pedicures and facials

cooper, SP is very talented but i can't get past the uncanny resemblance to el creepo

suldog, i save the sudoku for last because that's what takes me the longest but i can also see your point.

gman, lol ;) i knew YOU'd catch my drift:P

snowelf, that is HILARIOUS!!

desmond, i love the sunday sudoku, but hugh makes me sigh.

moannie, hugh is just plain yummy...not unlike the fried spuds.

Jazz said...

The sailor did teach me about antiques though and, um, one other thing...

Which brings us back full circle to the first item?

truckdriver_sefl said...

Mmmmmmmmmm!! Sleeping in!!

Jocelyn said...

How clever of you to start and end on the same note here.

And, um, I think it's going to get kind of ugly when you try to pry me off Hugh there on Main Street, so you can have your shot at him. Maybe you should stay home and have a facial and drink OJ, and then I'll let you know what you missed.

Jocelyn said...

How clever of you to start and end on the same note here.

And, um, I think it's going to get kind of ugly when you try to pry me off Hugh there on Main Street, so you can have your shot at him. Maybe you should stay home and have a facial and drink OJ, and then I'll let you know what you missed.

Jocelyn said...

How clever of you to start and end on the same note here.

And, um, I think it's going to get kind of ugly when you try to pry me off Hugh there on Main Street, so you can have your shot at him. Maybe you should stay home and have a facial and drink OJ, and then I'll let you know what you missed.

VE said...

Hey, what does Hugh Jackman have that I don't have? Other than lots of money, dancing skills, singing skills and a cool accent? Damn celebrities...

(M)ary said...

hmmm... speculating about the google searches that might gain you new readers:
(bj hugh jackman holy moly sunday paper...orange juice devilment fuzzy upper lip...)

Beach Bum said...

Click and Clack rock! Its hard for a Saturday to go wrong if I'm left alone to listen to the NPR morning shows that day.

I miss getting the daily newspaper because online versions don't offer the same sensory experience. I like the crinkle of an undisturbed newspaper when you open it the first time.

I feel the same way about reading anything online. I keep wishing they would at least develop a cheap electronic screen reader about the size of a paperback book page that you could download stuff and then find a comfortable place to read. What they have out now is far too expensive for me.

lime said...

jazz, wink wink nudge nudge

trucker, it's the best isn't it?

jocelyn, much as i adore and esteem you i'd fight dirty when it comes to hugh.

ve, you could win points if you took me on some of those fantastic travels.

mary, that reads like some bizarre haiku. i love it!

beach bum, yes, a cheaper version would be really nice although it still wouldn't smell like a book does.

Moosekahl said...

His opening number had me swooning! A man with a face like that, a voice like that, AND he can dance! Perfection!

Palm Springs Savant said...

I can relate to yur juxtapositions, they seem reasonable to mee Lime! Oh, and as much as I love Costco, I sure like BJ's (hee hee)

Cheesy said...

We would NOT make it through a Sunday paper reading.. My children have almost lost limbs while trying to abscond with MY puzzles~

Your goofy little boy is still in there.... My boys show it off to this day... which btw I relish!

ahhhhhhhhh Hugh...Nuff said!