it’s always like this

December 17, 2009

holly jolly bullets

Filed under: absolutely fabulous, gimme a break, good times — notsojenny @ 8:49 am
  •  what do these things all have in common – scary, vibrating, blood enducing, expensive? 
    give up?  it’s the sonicare.  seriously, i wouldn’t have thought it either but it’s true.  i wanted one so badly and we even registered for one for the wedding and i finally got one for my birthday.  i was so excited that i couldn’t wait to get back to VA to hook it up to start using it.  i was excited to have super duper clean teeth.  to have healthier gums.  to clean my invisalign retainers in one swipe rather than tons of back and forth brushing.  and then i used it for the first time.  it went something like this – ow.  ow.  owowOOOWWW!  why does it hurt??  oh my god, turn it off. Turn. It. Off!!
    because yah, it’s painful until you get used to it.  it’s definitely not as painful or as bloody of an experience now that i’ve been using it for 2 months but the bad part is that i went through the first head in 30 days.  um, yah, they’re about $10 EACH!  i’m hoping that the future ones will last longer.  oh, and if i use it with my teeth clenched i can still feel the vibrations in my inner ear and it’s creepy, tingly, itchy, did i mention creepy.
  • the thing i like best about living in the “beach” area so far is that people seem to own sunglasses!  more specifically they WEAR THEM.  when they’re DRIVING.  which means that when we’re on the highway and come around a turn and “oh, look, there’s the bright sun!” people don’t have to SLAM on their brakes!  it’s pretty awesome actually.
    they still can’t drive in the rain but beggars can’t be choosers, right?
  • apparently my company is having a christmas party.  i think it’s today or something.  not sure.  my office is 3 1/2 hours away and they’re having it during the day.  sorry, i just can’t justify 7hrs on the road for a lame-ass in-office non-open-bar holiday party with people i have zero in common with and mildly like.
  • furthermore, i’m a grouch and i don’t care.  i didn’t get a bridal shower, i didn’t even get so much as a “kiss my foot” or “have an apple ” (2 pts if you can name that movie).  so no, i will not be shipping in money or any gifts for another girl’s baby shower.  especially since i didn’t even know she was pregnant!  heck, i thought she was like 19!  is she even married? (i know, i know, it’s 2009 but still…) i couldn’t tell you anything about this girl except she works for our company and most of the time does the work i request from her.  so should she be punished because no one threw me a bridal shower?  no, but i don’t care.  i don’t have money to be spending on people who don’t spend it on me.
  • um, yah, so after writing that i noticed on facebook that the girl i thought was attached to that name isn’t the same girl i was thinking of.  maybe that’s why i don’t get a bridal shower, i don’t really know the names of the people in the company.  anyhow it turns out the girl who is having the baby is one that really pisses me off!  she’s just such a grump and was rude to me from my first day in the office.  i guess i don’t know who is who in that dept. so i thought she was someone else but now that i know the face i can reassure you that i don’t feel the slightest bit bad about not giving a hoot about her baby or shower.
  • i found our local HomeGoods and i can assure you that it was worth the wait!  holy moly!  i’ve been in a few before but none like this!  it’s crazy because it’s in a fairly ghetto shopping plaza but as i was walking through i realized it was truly a diamond in the rough.  they have a boutiqe section.  and it’s FULL of designers!  like REAL designers, not just my lovely Maggy London.  we’re talking Alive & Olivia, Chloe, Nanette Lepore, Badgley Mischka, Vera Wang, etc. etc. etc.  and they even have a clearance rack in that section!  granted, the clearance dresses in that area are still $150+ but wow!  i love it!  i didn’t know they did this and i’d just been missing out all this time!! 
    oh, and in case you’re wondering, i got 2 CUTE Susana Monaco dresses for next summer… $25 EACH!  holy shit!!
  • since when did it become perfectly acceptable to just bring your dog anywhere you want?  i mean i bring my lil’nut in the car with me when i run errands some times but the only time he gets to go IN a store is when we go to the pet store.  because that’s allowed.  but sure enough, as M and i were wandering around DSW the other day this tramp walks by with her chihuahua parading around in front of her.  um, what??  you can walk your dogs through DSW now?  it’s freakin carpeted in there!  seriously, how did this fly?  who didn’t stop her at the door??
    and a day or two later i was running through Lowes when i came across a guy with a pomeranian in a shopping cart.  WTF!?  we weren’t in the outdoor section, which i guess i would have understood a little better, but instead he was carting this dog around the store.  what is going on?!?  honestly, is this common place now?  or do these people get away with it because they have small dogs?  i guarantee you if someone walked into DSW with a lab on a leash they would be quickly caught at the door and told the dog can’t come in.  same with Lowes, i dare you to drag your st. bernard through the laminate flooring aisle and see what happens.  that’s dogist, right?  sizeist, maybe?  whatever it is it pisses me off.  i guess the thing that pisses me off the most is the BALLS on these people thinking they can just take their dog anywhere they want like they’re Paris Hilton circa 2004.
  • speaking of dogs tomorrow is P-doodle’s birthday.  he’ll be 12, which i believe is 84 in mythical dog years.  and i’m excited!  he’s going to get his hair done and then i’m going to get him a special treat!  he’ll probably hate being at a new groomer but i would love it if someone sent me to the salon on my birthday so that’s why he’s going.  maybe we’ll go for a super long walk too, he’d LOVE that.  i have the whole day off and so does M so it’ll be a nice family outing : )      and then we’re going to ditch him that night to go to M’s work christmas party, he won’t even notice though he’ll be so crashed out from such an active day.
  • M has agreed to have a birthday party this coming year under one condition – i make him a pinata that looks like tiger wood’s head that he can hit with golf clubs (i told him he’d need to don a blonde wig too) and you can bet i will be taking on this project.  plus it’ll be a great time for our first party/hosting event in the new house!
  • um, since when do soap operas pimp things that are actually going on in real life??  this week the ABC soaps have been pimping the movie Nine.  and while i appreciate them telling all the people who don’t know that it’s based on a musical, loosly based on real life… well it’s all kinda contrived.  so contrived that i expect them to mention it with they’re talking about how refreshing brand X beer is that they’re drinking and how they love how it washes down brand Z nuts!  i get that it’s the basis of where soaps started (they were sponsored & directed by soap brands) but still… it’s pretty annoying.



~ today i learned… Donder was an original reindeer in the poem “A visit from St Nicholas”  116 years later it was changed to Donner in the publication of “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” book.  It’s believed that this mistake occurred because Donner & Blitzen mean Thunder and Lightening in German. ~



  1. Dude, you think a dog in Lowes is bad? When I was in NYC, I saw dogs in Bloomingdale’s ALL. THE. TIME. It was ridiculous! I’m strolling around and then, oh hey, look at that ball of fluff next to the designer clothes!

    Comment by stealthnerd — December 17, 2009 @ 12:27 pm

  2. I wouldn’t contribute to the baby shower either. Even before you realized it was a girl you didn’t like.

    And Happy Birthday to the pup! I think a day at the salon sounds like a lovely idea! My puppies’ birthday was this past Sunday. We sang them happy birthday, made them wear home-made happy birthday hats (pics to come) and gave them a special bone. We have officially turned into ‘those’ people.

    I actually KNOW someone that brings their dog to Lowe’s. Let me correct myself, brings BOTH of their dogs to Lowe’s. And they’re not little. One is a lab and one is a lab mix. It’s my friend’s husband and when she first told me that, I was like what? He brings them to Lowe’s? Inside? And apparently no one says anything to him. I will say that their dogs are VERY well behaved, but still. I’m with you on this one.

    Oh. and I love the Tiger Woods pinata. I want to see pictures! :)

    Comment by DanceintheRain — December 17, 2009 @ 2:31 pm

  3. Oh..holly jolly bullets

    Comment by Groomers Dog — January 6, 2010 @ 8:18 am

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