Friday, April 20, 2012

i can't have nice things

i was so happy

i left my iphone at the office.  and i left my fob to get into the office in the office.  cos i'm awesome like that.

i *was* going to go to michael's to look at crafty things, and as i was driving, i thought, hey npr, i'm kind of tired of listening to your spring membership drive, i'd like to listen to some groovy tunes.  so i stuck my paw into my purse, scrabbled around, and came up empty.

 i realized that, crappily, i'd have to drive all the way back to the office.  *sigh*.

and then i was sad.  and angry.

at least the highway exit had an entrance.  a lot of them don't here.  (another good ole' virginie pet peeve.)

so i finally get to the office, and i go to grab my fob off my stick shift where i keep it and... no fob.  crappity crap.
  no fob means no rescue can take place.  i tried going upstairs and knocking on various office doors, but that didn't work.  i had kind of hoped the cleaners would be in, but they probably have to follow some sort of building law that they can't open the door for nefarious strangers. 

my poor iphone was literally 20 steps away and yet, it might as well have been in another dimension for all the good it did me.
now i am very sad and grumpy.

i tried calling my co-worker to see if she was in the area and i could bum her fob, but she didn't answer.  she was probably home anyway. 

so now i have no iphone for the weekend.  and, as there have been thefts in the office in the past, i may have no iphone at all.  it would be nice if you could clap and clap and keep tink alive and then she could fly to the office and magic a special invisible bubble around my friend to protect it from the nefarious strangers.


i hope you enjoyed my instagram photos from said adventure. 

 and in other news, i need to say some things.  first, mad men is boring.  i don't understand why people love the poop out of it.  i am 7 episodes in, so i think i've given it a fair shot.  second, if netflix keeps "senna" in the new releases section one more day, imma cut a butterbean.  actual new items should be going in there.  don't keep showing me the same thing for months at at ime. 

thank you, that is all.

oh, one more thing.  not that anyone is reading this, but i blogger templates are the hardest thing in the world to customize, and that means i have been editing this thing for days.  to come.  so... yeah.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

free straight cash dollas

when i went to my eye doctor last month i expected a free contact lens exam - my provider's website said if i got contacts the exam was fully covered.  nope.  when i called, i found out that apparently fully covered means only 15% gets paid.  i told the guy on the phone that he might want to let someone know that people - even if they are as smart as me  - might be confused.  he said he'd pass it on.  then a few weeks later i got a letter saying they were going to give me monies - yay!  they followed with a check and i deposited it today.  hellooooo $60!  and now i'm going to pay my credit card.  goodbyeeeee $60! 

now i want some

forget that.  i'm going to pretend i spent it on something good.  a lot of the credit card bill is for stuff that is only memories now anyway.  i'll just "remember" what this $60 went toward.  like a nice dinner at the olive garden.  which, by the way, i don't call "the" olive garden.  is that it's proper name?  i'm not going to say it and they can't make me.  yeah, remember that time we spent $60 at olive garden?  mmmm, we got yummy dinners and like, 3 orders of calamari and that awesome lemon cream cake they have.  and we got it to go and watched 4 episodes of the douche (which is what we call "destination truth") and it was *oprah yell* DE-LI-CIOUS!!  we should totally do that more often.  i think the next time i pay my bills i'm going to make up fake memories for them all.  movies i might have seen, food i might have eaten, attractions i might have visited. 

when i was thinking about this in the shower it seemed a lot more amusing.  now it just seems sad.  haha..

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

easter parade

sunday dawned bright and early.  and i totally slept through it!  haha.. i stayed home from church because i'm a germaphobe, but i could have sworn i heard mark walking around upstairs when i woke up.  nope.  we have a easter ghost, apparently. (5/30/13 note: omg, it must have been jesus!)

come with me now on a photographical journey of my easter.

got some "torchwood" in while i made up and waited for mark.

when he got home, we went to pick up some arby's.  thems my big feet. 

i like to watch the chickens roast.

we got back home and i proceeded to prepare my salad for consumption.  i dropped my (thankfully closed) side of dressing and mark told me that i'm not an accident waiting to happen, i'm an accident that does happen.  (i'm very accident-prone.) 

and then this happened.  mark asked me to turn up the t.v. (we don't have a remote) and when i went to sit back down my skirt caught my salad bowl.  i cried crocodile tears like spilt milk and mark jumped up to go get me another salad.  whatta boy :)

salad take 2.

we headed down to "easter on parade" on monument ave.  got a great parking spot in front of this pretty church.

we specifically wanted to see the pet easter bonnet contest.  this is the pre-band.  look at us, celebrating easter right next to the robert e. lee statue.  go, confederacy.

that would be me.

and you know him.

i don't have any photos of the contest dogs because we were too far away.  this is just a big dog.

donkey at the petting "zoo" (which was like, a 15x15 fenced area).  right after i took this, this little girl came up with a handful of hay and threw it at the donkey's head.  the mom, leading the daughter away said, "what a good job, honey!  the donkey's going to love to eat that!"  way to congratulate your kid for doing a subpar job.  we can do anything!!

the crowd.  there's a big gap there, which was unusual.  both sides of the street were pretty much filled for blocks.

random flamingo-headed dude.

i'm not gonna lie, i love these puppets.  they are pretty much my favorite thing about the parade, excepting all the dogs.  i had a video, but since all i aimed at was the curtain, it's worthless.    the puppets sing "we are family" and "celebration" and more.

morris dancing.

paper umbrella with flowers.