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30 Days of Blogging- Days 8-13- and a Giveaway, just because

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Well this exercise in somewhat daily blogging is going…well, it’s going. I thought that if I had topics etc to write about that I would be more inclined to type the entry. Let’s play catch-up. And then also, because I feel like it, and because I miss you guys, AND because I recently published my 400th entry here( You—wow, 400 entries in over 3 years? You are a ROCK STAR!!), I am going to host a giveaway. The prize will be whatever I decide it will be, and I will likely tailor it to the winner. So…be sure to comment, ok—by 11:59 PM EST on Thursday 2/24? And I will draw a winner on Friday morning.

Day 08 — Something I crave
I crave a lot of things. Right now, because I’m half-assedly dieting, it is bakery cupcakes and donuts, or gooey brownies, or cheesecake. My most common craving is this:

I love coffee. I drink mine black most of the time, but one of the things I miss most about working outside of my house is picking up a nice double double for the ride home. Double cream, double sugar if you don’t speak Tim Horton’s lingo. This wasn’t an everyday habit—usually just on the days my commute home was longer or if I knew I had a particularly long night ahead of me. It was a comfort, while also being a pick me up. My extreme love of heavy cream plus it being one of the few things that triggers my lactose intolerance prevents me from having it in the house. I put it in everything if it is here. And so, an outside treat it remains. A damn good one too.

Day 09 — Pet peeves
You maybe don’t want to get me started on pet peeves. According to my mother, I take great pride in pointing out people’s mistakes. This isn’t true at all. I questioned her about a week ago about why she kept forwarding me emails that I was already on the reply chain of. Just asked. But apparently, I really just wanted to point out that she was stupid, not ask if she meant to be typing something in the body, or if something was wrong with her email. Aaaaanyway. Grammar and punctuation are a huge source of pet peevery to me (made up words aside..ha). I will be the first to admit that I am a horrible speller and typist and that while I did major in English and can conjugate the shit out of a verb (and love every minute of it), I do make mistakes. A lot of them. I know that the extra short sentences I am fond of, as well as those one sentence paragraphs, are totally wrong—BUT I LIKE THEM. Here is what bugs me: People saying “I seen” as in, “Oh, I seen that movie!”. GAAAH! See also: “I would have went!” You would have what now? Improper use of apostrophes take me over the edge as well. Just last week I was in an email war over a communication I asked for, that I provided my edits to 3 times where an apostrophe was not added to “customers”. We were talking about something belonging to a customer. It was the customer’s. And yet, the apostrophe was continually missed and it took me over the edge!!! I might need to drink less coffee, huh? Thankfully the girl who was writing it used to work for me, and she knows my quirks. I’m sure there are more—like people using a rug doctor to “shampoo their carpets”. It doesn’t work. But I am a carpet cleaner’s wife. I have to say that. (but it’s truuuue)

Day 10 — A photo of me taken over ten years ago I actually did this one because it was sort of quick.

Day 11 — A photo of me taken recently

This is Liv and me at Disney on Ice:

Day 12 — Something I bought recently
I mentioned in my bullets yesterday that I bought NKOTBSB tickets. Yes, I really did, and I’m not at all embarrassed. NKOTB was my first musical obsession. And I didn’t get to see them in concert when I was a kid, so when they were here 2 summers ago, my girlfriend and I went. I was training a class at work on a Saturday, and I actually stopped class so I could go back to my desk and buy the tickets. We had such an amazing time, we even talked about trying to get tickets to their Cleveland or Toronto shows that were in the days after ours. Anyway, when we heard they were coming again, we were back and forth on going—neither of us really cares about BSB, but in the end we decided to go. And it will be EPIC. I can’t wait.

Day 13 — Something I want to buy
Sad but true: a dishwasher. When we remodeled our kitchen, we got rid of the dishwasher. It was the kind that hooked up to the kitchen faucet, and it wouldn’t work with the new one we bought. It’s been on the backburner for a while, but now that I find myself home more often and FIL can’t do any dishes anymore, I always seem to be the one with dishpan hands. It’s been almost 3 years since the remodel. It is time! Hub and I just seem to disagree on what we want. He wants cheap, standard, nothing special. I want one that will work, and work well. I don’t need bells and whistles, but I do need one that doesn’t require a ton of pre-rinsing and post washing.

7 responses »

  1. A) You ARE a rock star!B) I was an English Major tooooooo! Why didn't I know this?C) It is impossible for your remodel to have been 3 years ago. Impossible.

  2. Have you tried coconut cream in your coffee? I starting using it when I was trying to give up dairy (FAIL) and now I almost prefer it.

  3. You know what drives me irrationally nuts? When people say "I wish I would have." No, you wish you HAD. GAH.

  4. You're missing Rrrroll up the Rrrrim to Win! I weaned myself off the cream… I used to drink double cream, 1 sugar; then I downgraded to 1 cream, 1 sugar; then 1 milk, 1 sugar and now I'm a 1 milk only gal. Homer brought be a Timmy's with cream and sugar last week and I just about gagged because it was so thick and sweet!

  5. I abhor doing dishes and don't know how you've managed for 3 years. I think most dishwashers are supposed to work without a lot of pre-rinsing (I know at least that's how they test them) but whether that works in the real world is another thing.Also – I didn't know there was such a thing as coconut creamer. That might make me a coffee convert yet!

  6. I love posts about pet peeves. Would have went is a killer for me too. I would also like to educate people on the difference between good and well. GRRRRR.

  7. I love this post. :)I wanted to know why your mom was forwarding your emails, too.Bad grammar drives me crazy.I want a new dishwasher.


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