Thursday, February 9, 2012

It's Ok Thursday!

Its Ok Thursdays
It's Ok...
To not plan to celebrate Valentine's day, but still love my husband.
To be very excited about going to dinner with old work friends tomorrow!
To get pumped about answering a question correctly on Jeopardy, even if it was about The Jersey Shore (but no, I do not watch the show)
To think Channing Tatum is all neck and not at all attractive.
To wish I would win Ellie's cupcake contest! Please, oh pleeeeeease.
To still send snail mail cards to people for birthdays. Who doesn't love mail?
To want to celebrate day 90 of P90X on Sunday, but know that I slacked off too much at the end to deserve it. But I worked hard until the end!
To continue to support The Blue Jackets even though they're no bueno. Someone has to go to the games and cheer... and freeze.
To take back a pair of shoes you've been holding onto for almost a month thinking, they're not that tight, I can stretch them out. *Sigh*
To try my hardest to not buy another pair of shoes when I take back this pair.
To bring things home from work to recycle. I can't just throw it away, I just can't.
To go to the store and only pick up 3 bags of frozen chicken, 2 french bread pizzas, and a large bubble envelope/mailer thing.
What are you saying it's ok to today?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Don't take this personally...

Why does everyone feel the need to personalize all their crap purses, towels, socks, flasks etc? Folks put their initials on everything now. Oh happy day!

I mean really people, why is this appealing? Oh, because you like your initials? That's great, who cares. What if you want to sell said item on Ebay later? Oh, you can't because it's personalized? Darn. Oh, you wouldn't sell a personalized item because it's special to you? Really? That $20 bag is "special"? Give me a break. Don't even get me started on Things Remembered.

For those of you living in a cave, this store has a bunch of random shiny garbage that you can put your name or initials on. Maybe even a love note if you make it short. This is the go-to store for couples getting married for easy bridesmaid/groomsman gifts. Why? Because everyone likes personalized gifts, right? Oh, you don't either? Hmm that's odd.

Now don't get it twisted, I have received some nice personalized items in my life and I honestly appreciated them. I swear. But given the choice, no way in hell would I pick something with my initials on it. I'm not sure why I have this hatred off 3 letter logos. Maybe I just don't understand it. My initials aren't bad (NEL), in fact I quite like them. But I don't need it plastered on everything I own. If the item belongs to you, I'm not going to take it, so why the need to brand it? If you're on a team of some sort and you all have the same gym bags, then ok, put your name on it... on the pocket... in very small writing... in permanent marker. That I can deal with. Perhaps I'm just not girly enough for the frilliness of it all.    

What about the creepers who see your child's name on their book bag and call out to them. "Connor! Over here! I'm a friend of your dad's, he asked me to pick you up from school today"... need I go on? Yea, chew on that. I will never put my kid's names on anything that leaves the house. Toothbrush, maybe. But only if I have septuplets and the color coding doesn't seem to do the trick. (By the way, no thank you, and ouch.)  

Do you partake in this epedemic?

Friday, February 3, 2012

The library... my new obsession

"A library's function is to give the public in the quickest and cheapeast way information, inspiration, and recreation." -Melvil Dewey 

Never before did I know you could rent new DVD's and CD's! Yes, I live under a rock with the rolly-pollies. Sure, you may be #27 on the waiting list for a movie that just came out on DVD, but when you get it, it's FREE to watch. You can't beat that. I love Redbox and everything, but if I can save even $1, I will. I rent CD's and copy them to my computer for my iPod! How did I not know this was possible before?? I had to look up how many I could have checked out at one time because I was so excited! The answer is 30, by the way. Look at all the wonderful things that come from being in possession of one tiny piece of plastic!

The best part is that I can go online and reserve books, CD's and DVD's in the comfort of my own home. When they've been returned and are ready for pick-up, I get an email. No more searching the shelves. I walk back to the "reserve" section, find my name, grab my loot, self checkout and I'm on my way. It doesn't get any easier. How can other folks not take your book on the "reserve" shelf, you ask? Because the computer is smart and knows it's on hold for someone else. Trust me, I've tried it. Not on purpose, I don't go around trying to steal other people's holds! I tried to check out something for my husband on my card and it denied it because it was reserved on his card. Oops. Next time you think about paying for music, movies or books, hop on your library's website. I bet they have what you're looking for. One second thought, go ahead and buy it. The less people on the library wait lists, the better it is for me.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

It's Ok Thursday!

Its Ok Thursdays
It's Ok...
To get all your music from the library from now on. Download it to your computer, return it, put it on your iPod. Done. It's like I've won the music lottery, people.

To be excited about getting money back on my taxes for working from home 3 days a week! Teleworking just gets better and better.

To start to read a book, decide it sucks, skip around a few chapters wanting to like it and take it back. Did I mention how much I love the library?

To eat a salami sandwich with nothing but bread, meat and ketchup. Don't judge me. 

To eat hot dog buns with ONLY ketchup. Best. Thing. Ever. Although I'm not sure why my Grandma used to give me those... were we always out of hot dogs? I was perpetuating the classic problem of hot dogs coming in packs of 10 and buns in packs of 8.

To be annoyed when they have to vacuum the floors around you at work. Can't you see I'm trying to blog here? Must I move now?

To text your sister saying "It's 60 degrees in Ohio today! This is a homeless man's dream winter!" only for her to say "Weirdo!" in return.

To not have seen my BFF in months. (Hi Danielle!) It sucks living almost 2 hours apart. Thank God for email, seriously. I would be so sad without it.

To wash grapes with a tiny bit of soap. Wait, is that gross? I just hate the film they have!

To be VERY excited about my cousin finally getting married! Cannot wait to go to Georgia in the fall. Wine country in the north GA mountains? Yes, please.