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Friday, October 2, 2009

Fragmented Friday

So many little things I need to say today.

And, since you care... here goes!

1. WTF?! Blockbuster? I went to Blockbuster to return a movie we'd rented for the dudes (about 3 weeks ago) and discovered that instead of being able to replace it with another, I was met with a huge non-refundable merchandise liquidation sale.

Holy bad economy, Batman! Blockbuster is going outta business!

Well, that blows.

Now where am I gonna get my favorite straight to DVD videos?

I hate waiting for stuff to come on Pay Per View and I really don't rent enough to justify $20/month to Netflix.

I was so flabbergasted by the discovery that I even had to ask the pimply-they-don't-tell-me-anything-because-I-can't-handle-the-truth check out dude what the hell.

His response, "I guess they just wanted to retire."

Um, yeah, bro, because a company that's been making bank for the past twenty-some-odd years is just gonna up and decide to "retire" one day.

Doubt it.

I'm thinking it has more to do with this, than the fact that Mr. Blockbuster was getting up in age and wanted to spend his time waiting for his home health nurse to come over and change his man diaper fishing and golfing instead of running a multimillion dollar enterprise.

2. The first entry into my soon to be famous Happily (un)Haunted Halloween Photo Contest has already been submitted by Angie @ Seven Clown Circus.

So, people, the bar has been set, what are you gonna do about it?

Lucky for you there are still 30 days to submit your entries, but you'd better get on it because I'm thinking it's gonna take you a couple of tries before you get a shot cuter than this one.

3. I've been thinking a lot about my upcoming trip to Vegas for SITScation.

Yeah, I'm excited and happy and looking forward to going. But, really, more than anything, the social anxiety that plagues my daily interactions with cooler than me people is starting to set in.

I'm going back and forth about what I'll wear (no momiform for this one; I'm going all out).

I'm in knots about losing five pounds before the trip (so I can nicely fit into the new MILCAD* dress I just bought).

And, I've been desperately concerned about my hair.

Here's the deal with my hair.

I haven't had my hair professionally cared for since #2 was in utero.

He's 4.

Four years since I've had my hair looked at by a pro and it's more than obvious.

I sport about 4 inches of split ends, homemade highlights, and a drabby off black overall color that is oddly reminiscent of an old billy goat.

Not to mention, the general wildness of it (combined with my debilitating lack of motivation to get up early enough to actually fool with it) causes me to keep it in a bun, a braid, or a banana clip (kidding, I haven't worn a banana clip since like 2008, give me a little bit of credit**).

Needless to say it was time for a change.

So, I got a sitter (aka Mimi) and a coupla Benjamins, and headed into the local make-me-purty spot.

And, after a little of this...


I know, I shoulda waited for Vegas to do the big reveal, but I figure this way, people can look it over, absorb the shock of it all, talk about it with their friends, and not be quite so surprised when we meet.

'Cause, I'm gonna be nervous enough without the whole first impression monkey on my back. And, when I get nervous I sweat. And when I sweat because I'm nervous, it makes me even more nervous because, neurotic though it may be, it makes me nervous to think that people notice I'm sweating because I'm nervous. See, now I'm getting nervous!

Anyway, point is, I'm already nervous enough about my clothes, and my voice (it annoys me), and my fat, and my inability to stop smiling (and sweating) when I'm nervous even if it's inappropriate and lame (ie you tell me your cat was crushed by a bus, I smile. Or, you tell me my skirt is tucked so very attractively into the back of my undies, I smile, and then run to the bathroom to drown myself in the toilet) .

So, if you see a sweaty mess of a girl, smiling ear to ear as she tries to disguise her voice with one of those T.Pain vocoder dealys, while rockin' some pretty dope highlights, that will be me.

I gotta be honest about the hair, though, after the cash I put out for this one, I was expecting a little bit more (maybe a little more on the Halle Berry and a little less on the Star Jones).

But, I can't blame the technician, she can only do so much, and based on what she was given to work with, I'd say it's a great improvement.

Now, if I could just figure out how to get Halle Berry's body by the time SITScation rolls around, that would be great.

Anyone know what the recovery time is for lipo, I've got about two weeks to spare!

4. Today is the last day to enter the Looney Tunes gift basket contest. The winner will be announced tomorrow on Saturday Swag-urday. If you still haven't entered (because you are CA-RAZY) click here to get in while you still can.

5. Monday is Ask Me Monday. So... if you have a burning question, like why do you bother writing this bloody thing?, or who do you think you are?, feel free to leave them as comments and I'll get to them on Monday!

*The closest I can get to being a MILF(seriously, if you don't know what this is, just Google it and don't do it at work b/c the results may get you fired) is to hope to be a MILCAD (Mom I'd Like to Chaperon A Dance).

**I feel like I have to inform you that I really am kidding. I don't want people to get the wrong idea about me, you know, like that I'm some overweight, feathered hair, spandex wearing, mom with the fashion sense of a motel desk clerk. I'm really not that fat and I've never even worked at a motel!


Anonymous said...

I was wondering where Blockbusters went here in Alaska!
They closed down 2 stores awhile back.
We had a bunch in the town I'm in and I think there's one on each side of town now.
That sucks!!

I love your hair!

MammaMania said...

You look fantastic! But I always thought that. Jealous of your Vegas getaway... have more fun than you are allowed, okay?

TubOfLard said...

LOVE the 'do!

Kathy B! said...

You are none of those things, but you are a self-deprecating dork :) I'm so excited for you to go on your SITScation. I expect nothing less than a full play by play. And if I didn't think you'd be out having fun, I'd demand you call and de-brief every night before bed.

Hair looks great!

Amethyst Moon said...

Blockbuster has started doing machines like Redbox. which by the way, if you haven't tried Redbox, it is awesome! Only $1 a night, and you have to deal with store clerks, cuz it's a vending machine, and so far, I haven't had to shake it to get what I want, which is more than I can say for the store clerks :0)

Sara Bonds @ Ordinary and Awesome said...

Blockbuster is going out of business? Wild! I haven't rented a movie from Blockbuster since Jr. High. We pretty much order movies On Demand regularly, but 'the hubs' works for the cable company. So, we pay next to nothin' to rent them.

I bet the SITS event will be a blast. Have fun for all of us not going, will you!?

Happy FF!

parentingBYdummies said...

Thanks for all the nice hair comments. I haven't combed it yet today so I'm still unsure of whether it's a do-it-yourself look or not. And, I've been wanting to tonywillalex
try thos red box deals, but the one @ oour store is like a liquor store on a Friday night: it's always packed and they're always out of the good stuff. I'll have to try to sneak over there on a Wednesday morning, how busy can it be then?

Amanda {My Life Badly Written} said...

Your hair looks great but I am distracted by the fact that you are going ot Sitscation - JEALOUS!!!

Sophia's Mom said...

Your hair looks great! Have fun in Vegas!

i sweat when i'm nervous too!

Jennifer said...

You look purty.

Miss Me said...
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Mama Cas said...

We're super lazy, so we do On Demand videos.

Banana clips! HA HA! I used to wear those every stinking day when I was about 12 years old...I thought they were the greatest invention ever.

ck said...

Your hair looks fantastic!

There is nothing more refreshing than a good hairstyle for curly hair. It took me years to find someone who could cut mine right. And now that I found her, I travel 250 miles for a haircut. Ridiculous? Maybe. But when you find someone who makes your curly hair look great, there's no letting go!

SmartPumpkin'sMom said...

You look great! A new hair cut can do wonders. I am due for one myself.
Behave in Vegas, 'cause we'll be watching you... through Google Earth. LOL! ;)

Summer said...

Okay, you look amazing!!!

And we will rock it out in Vegas, don't you worry girl!

Now, seriously?!? Blockbuster is going out of business??? I get movies in the mail from them!!! Now what?

carma said...

Wow-eeeeeee that nee 'do takes years off your life (not that you looked old to begin with) - You look fantastic!

Yep, I always figured it was only a matter of time for Blockbuster.

peewee said...

That before pic is HILARIOUS! Really, because I love how you're kinda hiding the camera, like you are your own papparazzi!

mub said...

I think that some of the Blockbusters are franchises, so they really -might- have been trying to retire! Netflix has a 10$ a month option where you can take one out at a time. I really liked that when i used it.

Your hair looks fabulous, I really like it =D

Kristin said...

Do you guys have Red Boxes. They're in the grocery stores around her and only a buck a night. : )

Mom of Three said...

Ya gots all dolled up! Lookie you! :-)
Good for you. You're going to have an awesome time and be your awesome self so stop stressing.

On another note my boys want to know where the ninja and Boom Boom Pow went to.

WhisperingWriter said...

You look great.

I have Netflix but I only pay $13.99 a month for 2 movies at a time. :)

KK said...

Redbox baby! I can't believe Blockbuster is gone!

LucyCooper said...

The hair was worth every Benjamin. And I say this everytime I come here, but those boys are beautiful. My Lord.

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who is stressing out about SITScation. Honestly I know I'm going to make some great friends and have a wonderful time, but like you, I am stressing out big time about my weight and my clothes, and how I'm going to keep people's names straight (I'm great with men's names, totally stink at women's!). I guess it's natural because you're meeting like 100 women that you've never set eyes on before and you just want them all to like you.

So here's the deal -
I'll promise not to stress out about meeting you and you don't stress out about meeting me and we'll both let our fat fly free and let our hair do whatever it darn well pleases. I won't notice if you smile inappropriately when I forget your name! That way, we'll both have at least ONE person we don't have to stress out about meeting! Do we have a deal?

Mrs4444 said...

You are gorgeous! Your new hairdo took ten years off of you! Very, very nice. You're going to have fun, and when you get there, you will realize that all bloggers (even the famous ones) are just people; that's it. I met Pioneer Woman at BlogHer, for example, and she is just as nice as could be. Don't stress--you are every bit as cool as anyone else who will be there :)

We love Netflix, and I think you can join for as little as $13 a month.

Have a great week! :)

thatgirlblogs said...

serious hair envy

angie said...

It looks great. :)

I wish I was a better photographer so that I could have set the bar a little higher. :)

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