One-offs

One-offs

In reference to this article, as an over 30 gal, I will never stop saying “totes” and “amazeballs”.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jennifer-ball/7-things-you-totes-need-to-stop-saying-if-youre-over-30_b_4375298.html

I especially enjoy one I heard recently while watching Girls which was “obvi”, per Shoshanna.  Here’s some others that are too fun to say to give up:

  • awesomesauce (one word)
  • for shizz (an oldie but goodie)
  • delish
  • dodgy
  • dubs (for W)

Some that I wish would catch on:

  • knackered (drunk/tired)
  • tosh (nonsense)
  • todger (penis)
  • get it in (sex)
  • arvo (afternoon)

On the flip side I would be more than happy to get rid of:

  • YOLO
  • selfie
  • my boo
  • frenemy
  • just sayin

I’m outtie. Totes.  Toodles.

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Movies We Love To Quote

Movies We Love To Quote

“How do ya like them apples” – Will, Good Will Hunting

“I hope not sporadically” – Cher, Clueless

“You’re killing me smalls” and “Wendy Peffercorn”- Sandlot

“Avoid the clap” – Jimmy, A League of Their Own

“Smiling’s my favorite thing” – Buddy, Elf

“I’ll have what she’s having” – Diner, When Harry Met Sally

“Not on rex manning day”  – AJ, Empire Records

“I cant put my arms down” – Randy, A Christmas Story

“I’ll find you” and “Hey mom, can we get some meatloaf” – Wedding Crashers

“This one time at band camp…” – American Pie

“Ditto” – Sam, Ghost

“Oh yeah, you blend” and “Two youts” – Mona Lisa, My Cousin Vinny

“Um, yeaaaahhh” – Office Space

“May the odds be ever in your favor” – Effie, Hunger Games

“Obviously” and “What an idiot” – Snape & Hermoine, Harry Potter

“You can’t handle the truth” – Coronal Jessup, A Few Good Men

“Say hello to my little friend” – Tony, Scarface

“You’re gonna need a bigger boat” – Jaws

“Hey you guuuuyyyys” – Chunk, Goonies

“Great Scott” and “This is heavy” – Back to The Future

“You’re the God damn devil” – Saving Sarah Marshall

“There’s no place like home” – Dorothy, Wizard of Oz

“We all go a little mad sometimes” – Norman Bates, Psycho

“Wax on, wax off” – Mr. Miyagi, Karate Kid

“Yippe kay yay motherfucker” – John McClane, Die Hard

“Where does he get those wonderful toys” – Joker, Batman

“You had me at hello” – Jerry Maguire

“They’re heeeeerrrreeeee” – Poltergeist

“Clever girl” – Jurassic Park

“I like ah, you, much” – Borat

Comment with your favorite quotables!

Terrifying Movies & Why I Cant Get Enough

Terrifying Movies & Why I Cant Get Enough

I’ve seen some truly terrifying, nightmare inducing, check under the bed before you go to sleep, haunting movies.  Some resonated with me based on personal experiences I have had while others were just plain scary without relating in any way.

The Strangers:  Truly terrifying movie.  Resonated with me from the days when I babysat when I was younger and have been scared out of my wits by random noises I would hear or the thought of some stranger outside lurking.  Shudder worthy scene: the end when they are all standing there and take off their masks and they look like normal, regular people.

Fire In The Sky:  I believe in ufos.  I’ve seen one.  It made the papers and everything.  This movie is based on a true story.  Frightening from beginning to end, the experiments done to Travis during his abduction are enough to make you never want to venture outdoors ever again.  Shudder worthy scene:  The sheet covering him from head to toe when he is trying to break through and screaming.

The Blair Witch Project:  Lots of people hated this movie.  It made me afraid to go anywhere near a forest.  While in high school I hung out with a group of peers who liked to check out abandoned buildings/houses/etc.  Often times, we would have to walk through a dark, secluded area, sometimes a forest to get to them without drawing attention to ourselves.  So in the movie scenario I related to walking through a forest at night and odd markings on the walls in the abandoned house.  Shudder worthy scene:  Final scene when she is running through the house screaming for Josh and finds him standing facing the corner. 

A Nightmare on Elm Street:  I saw this when I was very young.  Like 2nd grade young.  Much too young to watch something so scary.  This movie made me afraid of my bed, afraid to dream and most of all, I would never even consider a bath.  I had nightmares for years from this movie.  Shudder worthy scene:  When the one girlfriend gets thrown all over the room and blood spouts out of the bed.

Paranormal Activity:  Having experienced paranormal things and always being intrigued by the paranormal the tension in this movie had me jumping at every turn.  Shudder worthy scene:  When the girlfriend is standing next to the bed while her boyfriend is asleep just barely rocking back and forth for hours.

Halloween:  This flick scares me to this day.  I see a Michael Meyers mask in a halloween shop and I run past it.  No joke.  High tension, fantastic music, child turned adult killer, escapes from a psych ward, black eyes, scary mask.  It has all the makings of a classic horror film and classic it is.  Shudder worthy scene:  When Jamie Lee Curtis’s character looks out the window and sees Michael Meyers standing among the sheets drying in the yard.

Scream:  Not traditionally scary, but chilling nevertheless.  From the beginning scene with Drew Barrymore hanging from a tree to the constant ‘make you jump’ moments combined with the comedic mocking of stereotypical horror films, this is a goodie.  After seeing this movie I was leery about going into my school’s bathroom when it was empty.  Shudder worthy scene:  eh, none come to mind on this one.

Insidious:  As long as I live I will never forget the scene in this movie of the devil creature standing in the corner of the bedroom while the boy is sleeping.  This is the best shudder worthy scene ever.

Sinister:  Has to be mentioned on this list for one reason:  it is the most disturbing movie I’ve ever seen.  Period.  It has scary parts but is mainly just highly disturbing.  This movie will haunt me for years to come.  Shudder worthy scene:  every scene!

If you’re looking for a thrill, a chill or a good scare, check these masterpieces out.

Christmas Experiment

Christmas Experiment

This year money was tight.  I had heard from a Twitter pal that last year she didn’t partake in gift giving.  I thought this was kind of a brilliant idea.  So while the main reason behind not doing gifts this year was because we are trying to save up money, an added bonus was to do a kind of Christmas experiment.

My husband and I let our families and friends know we would not be exchanging presents this year.  It was a little embarrassing at first, but in the end I realized we are doing what is best for the things we want in life.  Almost everyone we spoke to understood our situation and seemed fine with it.  Only one person didn’t really acknowledge it one way or another.

It is December 16th and I have not had to buy a single gift.  Not one.  It has been kind of amazing.  And I love giving presents.  It’s just the pressure of trying to figure out what to get everyone (half the people on my list have everything), finding time to shop, dealing with the crowds and crappy weather and the wrapping that takes away from the true spirit of Christmas.

Christmas treats

Without having to get gifts this year I am able to devote more time to my Christmas cards, relax and enjoy time with my husband and parrot, my friends and my family.  I’m watching Christmas movies.  I plan on making kolackies this year.  We were discussing doing some fun winter activity this weekend since there’s no last minute shopping to finish.  There’s so much time to just ENJOY the holiday.

It really has been nice.  Even if you aren’t strapped for cash this Christmas, I recommend taking a year off.  Sit back, relax, enjoy the company, the food, the decorations and your free time.

Workplace Bathroom Etiquette

Workplace Bathroom Etiquette

Let’s talk etiquette.  Workplace bathroom etiquette.

bathroom stall

Get in and get out.  Do not make phone calls, don’t wash your dishes, brush your teeth, fix your hair.

Did I mention do not make phone calls?  There is nothing more disgusting than knowing someone is having a conversation with someone else peeing or worse.

Along the same lines, if it is obvious someone is waiting for you to leave, GET OUT.  Don’t dilly dally.  The main signs someone is waiting for you to leave:  silence and frequent rolling of toilet paper.

If you go #2 flush often.  A LITTLE spray of something helps.  I know some people don’t like the spray but I’d rather smell that than poop.

If it’s obvious that someone walks into the bathroom and is unaware that someone else is in there, give a little cough or roll up some toilet paper.  Avoids potential embarrassment on both parts.

Flush the toilet.  I’m not sure how this crucial step in the process is missed.  Maybe because those potty training toilets don’t flush.  I don’t know, but flush.

I have not dealt with morning sickness, but I have been in there when someone was getting sick.  I can only imagine how awful it must be to have to vomit AT work in a SHARED toilet bowl.  The only thing to top that off would be to have to puke when someone else is there.  If possible, come back or use another bathroom.  (You are allowed to ask if the person is okay, because you never know if they may need help.  Then get out.)

Wash your hands.  I don’t care if you don’t touch any of your lady bits, the toilet handle, whatever.  You still have to wash your hands.  No exceptions.

If, God forbid, you have to use a unisex bathroom, brace yourself.

Men-this is not your home toilet.  Clean up any mess you make.  Including:  toilet paper, lingering hairs, skid marks on the toilet seat and anything else you may leave behind.  Pun intended.  There is nothing more disgusting than having to clean up the toilet mess left behind by anyone other than your spouse.  (And that is still gross).

Put the toilet seat down.  I don’t care.  No excuses.  Just do it.  You CAN pee with the seat down, we CANT pee with it up.

The motto to remember here is: Get in , Get out!

Things That Need To Retire, Like, Yesterday

Things That Need To Retire, Like, Yesterday

1.  Miley Cyrus, Justin Beiber, Selena Gomez.  In that order.

2.  The constant overplaying of good songs on the radio so that you hate them in a week.

3.  Rappers who have “lil” in front of their names.  Nope.

4.  Selfies

5.  Commercials that are 10 times louder than the programs you are watching.  Said it before, but so bad it’s worth mentioning again.

Stop the insanity!