Sunday, March 07, 2010

Topless Tobogganers and Other Stuff

MSNBC has been kind enough to gather together weird news for bored people like myself. (Let's not wonder how the mother of 6 kids who homeschools, knits in her spare time, and has a part-time job can be bored. I agree, it makes no sense.) The headline "Second Annual Topless Toboggan Race Begins" caught my eye tonight. There's even a video.

Tis a strange and wonderful world we live in.


Today Larry brought home a free used dishwasher. It is now ensconced in a corner of my dining room. Shall we take bets on when it will actually be operational? Because, although my husband has the best of intentions, I'm not optimistic. I suppose I could use it as a sort of serving table at parties. Or maybe a toboggan...


I got a very pretty haircut on Thursday. Long-time readers (if I have any) will know what that means. It means that for the past 3 nights I have had head-lice nightmares. I'm thinking I might need some medication here.

Gah - now my head is itching again.


I wasted a lot of time this week trying, unsuccessfully, to use Twitter. How can anyone keep track of that many people and what they are saying? It's not like blogging, or even Facebook, where you can have a conversation of sorts. Would someone please explain this to me?


I'm back on Weight Watchers. Except tonight. Tonight Larry and I went out to dinner with some friends and we split an entree and a salad so that I wouldn't get fat and then the waiter brought a basketful of warm bread to our table, along with a dish of sour cream/feta cheese spread. Whereupon I said, "Screw it."

The bread was delicious.


  1. How have I lived without tasting a sour cream/feta cheese spread? On warm bread? Oh my.

  2. Good call on the bread. Put ice in the dishwasher and use it for refrigerator overflow. I didn't know you homeschooled. That's pretty cool.

  3. I have been experimenting with twitter this week. I just don't know why I would care to follow a bunch of people I don't know. I'm really not getting the whole thing either.

  4. I don't get twitter either.

  5. You had me at "warm bread" . . .


    It's not like I was going to admit to you having me at the first two words in the post title. I would never embarrass myself publicly by such an admission. What?

  6. I totally understand how you can be bored. I'm a homeschooling mother of four who cooks and I get bored ALL the time. With six kids, you must be even more bored than me.

    Re twittering: you've read Sue's recent posts on said subject, no? They helped me tremendously... (Though I'm still not sold on the value of twittering---in fact, I think it may be detrimental, but I'm not passing judgment just yet.)

  7. You know what, I'm getting to the point, where I'm saying, "Screw the extra pound, give me the BREAD!!!" Life is just not life without good bread.

    And yeah, I'm the same way about Twitter. I don't get the allure. But, that's just me. I also watch very little TV, so . . .

  8. Topless tobogganing... his is right up there with the rich folks. And to top it all of (pun intended) the guy who won was named Christian. Um, yeah.

    Speaking of bread, perhaps we should meet for lunch at Panera this week?

  9. I don't even get twitter. I won't even try. By the time I figure it out, it'll have gone the way of 8-track tapes.

  10. Good for you eating the bread!!

  11. I can't quite get the Twitter thing, although I finally signed up for an account yesterday. Baby steps, I suppose. I would have sucked down the bread like my life depended on it. Oh, and good luck with the dishwasher.

  12. The only great reasons to use twitter are

    a) because you want traffic from new people/bloggers
    b) because you want to talk to your friends

    I don't read ever tweet, good heavens. I look for tweets from my friends or from bloggers who I like or think are funny, and then I respond to those tweets. Sometimes we end up having fun conversations, and then - people end up heading over to the blogstead.

    But for people who don't necessarily want to grow their blog - then yes - complete waste of time.

  13. You know, I've heard from multiple sources that when you are on a diet you should make sure to include "treats" so you don't feel deprived. I'm fairly certain, though, that I say, "Screw it," too often. Failure has never tasted so good!