I’m a Winner!

I am very flattered to have been nominated by Nichole for the Versatile Blogger Award. She was nominated as well, so be sure to check out her wonderful blog, Things My Daughters Told Me. I also owe a big Thank You to Emily at The Okayest Mom and Okay, What If? for nominating me for the Super Sweet Blogger Award! I am also very excited to spread the love by nominating the following bloggers- check them out! Fellow nominees, see the rules below or on http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/vba-rules/ to find out how to accept the award.

Zebra Garden

The Waiting

50 Year Project

A Pretty Penny

New England Vintage Chic


Musings of a Dancing Wino

The Irrefutable Opinion

The Dimwit Diary

Sherman Ave

Vodka & Cupcakes

Good Humored

Grandma Drives Me Crazy

The Average Life of a Secret Mom

You’ve Been Hooked!

And, much more reluctantly, I have come up with the requisite seven facts about myself, made more interesting with the support of visual aids:

1. When I first got a nose ring, my mom said this was the first thing she thought of:

But me and my nose ring look nothing like that.

2. This is usually my reaction to smelling bacon:

“I gotta have – I love it!”

3. I talk as little as possible and rely heavily on expressive non-verbal communication.


4. I make most of my decisions based on food and parking.


5. When I was in 4th grade some kid rammed into me on a moon bounce, causing me to chip my four front teeth. He asked if I was okay and I just stared at him like this as I held my precious teeth in my hands:


6. In high school some guy left a love note in my locker and this was my reaction (though I was not wearing a falafel hat at the time):

7. Sometimes, I will write posts just to use my favorite GIFs.

If you have been nominated, here are The Rules for accepting your VBA:

1. Display the award on your blog.

2. Make a post about your win and link back to the wonderful person who nominated you.

3. Present 15 other deserving bloggers with the award.

4. Drop them a comment after your post to tip them off of their win.

5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

Idiot of the Week: Heavy Lies the Head with the Biggest Brain in the World

Photo credit: sonofneocles.blogspot.com

Photo credit: sonofneocles.blogspot.com

The problem with assuming that everyone is an idiot but me is that it makes me blind to the rare occasions when people actually know what they are doing. In these cases, this attitude backfires, making me the one and only idiot on the scene. Let’s take a quick poll to see how most people would handle the following situations. Your answers will reveal a lot about how smart you think you are vs. how smart you really are.

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This is the End

Not that movie. No, I’m talking about this roll of toilet paper. This is the end (of a toilet paper roll):

Exhibit A

Exhibit A

Not this:

Exhibit B

Exhibit B

You might look at Exhibit A and think that because there is still some paper left on the roll, that it isn’t over,  the roll is not done giving. But you would be wrong. That lonely white square is waving in surrender because that roll is done-zo.

But every now and then some little rascal* will try to get away with leaving you an Exhibit A. They delude themselves into thinking that this isn’t utterly useless. “What, I didn’t leave you with nothing, there was still some on there!” Oh really? What is it that you would have me do with this ‘something?’

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Idiot of the Week: Not Every Man’s Best Friend


Today’s Idiot of the Week post comes to us care of Sarah H., who was recently assaulted by our I.O.T.W.’s dog. Poor, sweet Sarah was just walking along, minding her own business, when out of nowhere, I.D.O.T.W. pounced, nearly knocking her to the ground. Did the dog’s owner come chasing after him, apologizing for his behavior? Nah. I.O.T.W. just looked at Sarah with a “Dogs will be dogs” shrug of the shoulders. Yes, I suppose dogs will be dogs…when they are let off their leashes by their idiot owners and left to wreak havoc. Your dog is your responsibility. You need to make some kind of effort to prevent him from harassing innocent bystanders. It’s like those people who bring their kids over to your house and then let them roam free to draw on your walls and make prank 911 calls. That’s not how it works!

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