Wannabe Martha

Still trying to figure out which Martha

True Confessions Tuesday

My preferred mode of reading is to skip to the end of the book and then work my way back.

I’ve been forcing myself to read linearly and find it extremely difficult.

(Yes – I like spoilers for my movies, too).

Now you know.

Le Sigh.

Edited to Add – that’s not really a confession.

THIS IS A CONFESSION:   I can honestly say that on innumerable occasions I’ve wanted to shriek to my family, at the top of my lungs:  “No – I don’t care if you’re hungry.  Fix a bowl of cereal.  Eat some popcorn.  Just please leave me alone because I’m at a really good part and I’d rather not kill you.”  Extra shame:  I still get that way. 

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True Confessions Tuesday

I thought we’d have a new feature here Chez Maeve, one I like to call “True Confessions”.

This is a time to open up about the things we do that are actually appalling to our own sensibilities (and maybe that of others).

“But Maevey, I’m hardly so gauche as to do anything which might offer offense to my delicate sensibilities,” you say.

Well, fine.  It must be nice there on Mount Perfection.

I, however, live down here Humanville and have been known to offend myself on any number of occasions.

I’ll go first.

Yesterday evening I went to Walmart in my pajamas (they were respectable pajamas, but still).

Le Shame.

 

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Sunday Sillies – Mysterious Creatures Edition

Would anyone be surprised to learn that I’m completely fascinated by the Loch Ness Monster?  It’s true.  My dream vacation is heading to Scotland for a week on this most mysterious lake, searching for signs of the elusive Nessie.

Until that time, though, I can find other ways to indulge in a little whimsey.

Such as this….

nessie_ladle_1

The Nessie Ladle (It’s not my pic – click here to head to The Awesomer)

 

Um, is this not the most adorable thing ever?  And you want one too, right?  Well, take a number, sister (or brother).  They’re already out of stock and I’m ahead of you on the list.

(It’s my theory that this ladle could make anything taste better.  No, I don’t have any actual concrete proof, but really, how could it not?

 

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Which Cartoon Wife Are You?

I’m somewhat addicted to the stupid FB quizzes which will tell you what sort of fruit or mythological creature or superhero you are.  Nearly every time I end up blinking in confusion.  What?  Really?  Not so much.

This morning I was thinking about which cartoon wife I most resembled.  No, I don’t know why I was thinking about it and let’s not let the little detail of “I’m not actually a wife anymore” get in the way.  I was a wife for a long time.  But I digress.  So, cartoon wives – there are so many to choose from. Some I like and some make me want to howl.  But which one did I most identify with? Which one was my inner cartoon wife?

Are you ready?  It’s Mrs. Taz.  That’s right. Mrs. Taz.

So how about you?  Which of the following is your inner cartoon wife? (um, even if you’re single you can probably see some elements of these animated ladies in your own self, so go ahead and participate)

  • Wilma Flintstone
  • Betty Rubble
  • Jane Jetson
  • Peggy Hill
  • Lois Griffin (Family Guy)
  • Marge Simpson
  • Blondie Bumstead
  • Helga (Mrs. Hagar the Horrible)
  • Natasha Fatale (thanks Fuzzie – how could I have forgotten her???)

What others can you think of?

(probably should have done one of those polls I’m so fond of, but just wasn’t in the mood today).

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Sunday Sillies – Shopping for Christmas Presents Edition

 

The site (FB and merchandise) is often quite obnoxious and I frequently toy with the idea of deleting it from my feed.

And then this T-shirt shows up:

Heavy Metals T Shirt

Science Rocks!

 

Now tell me, isn’t there some science buff in your family who would looooooooove to receive this?

(I know this is late. Sheesh – I know I’ve been dink for months now with my Sunday Silliness. Haven’t been much in the mood, but I’m seeing this as a good sign)

 

[nb.  the photo isn’t mine.  Belongs to the I Love Science Store.]

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Happy National Sandwich Day

In honor of National Sandwich Day, I give you a performance of “Sandwiches”…

(Not my video, but wish it was)

Want to sing along?  Well here are the lyrics.

Sandwiches

Lyrics by Bob King

Sandwiches are beautiful,
Sandwiches are fine.
I like sandwiches, I eat them all the time;
I eat them for my supper and I eat them for my lunch;
If I had a hundred sandwiches, I’d eat them all at once.

I’m a roaming and a rambling
A nd a wandering all along,
And if you care to listen,
I will sing a happy song.
I will not ask a favor
And I will not ask a fee,
But if you have a sandwich
Won’t you give a bite to me?

Sandwiches are beautiful,
Sandwiches are fine.
I like sandwiches, I eat them all the time;
I eat them for my supper and I eat them for my lunch;
If I had a hundred sandwiches, I’d eat them all at once.

Once I went to England,
I visited the Queen,
I swear she was the grandest lady
That I’ve ever seen.
I told her she was beautiful
And could not ask for more,
She handed me a sandwich
And she threw me out the door.

Sandwiches are beautiful,
Sandwiches are fine.
I like sandwiches, I eat them all the time;
I eat them for my supper and I eat them for my lunch;
If I had a hundred sandwiches, I’d eat them all at once.

A sandwich may be egg or cheese
Or even peanut butter
But they all taste so good to me,
It doesn’t even matter
Jam or ham or cucumber,
Any kind will do.
I like sandwiches,
How about you?

Sandwiches are beautiful,
Sandwiches are fine.
I like sandwiches, I eat them all the time;
I eat them for my supper and I eat them for my lunch;
If I had a hundred sandwiches, I’d eat them all at once.

Sandwiches are beautiful,
Sandwiches are fine.
I like sandwiches, I eat them all the time;
I eat them for my supper and I eat them for my lunch;
If I had a hundred sandwiches, I’d eat them all at once.

 

 

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Sunday Sillies – Ailment Edition

Probably not the most tasteful of silliness (what with Ebola running rampant and all), but if you have to get e-coli, why not get the plushie version instead of the real thing?

e-coli plushie

So cute in fuzz…so disgusting in real life

Check out the link below to see all his nasty little friends.

Photo Credit

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Sunday Sillies – Manly Man Edition

For the men in pursuit of manly cuisine, I give you….

 

YOUR VERY OWN BRANDING IRON

 

Manly Man BBQ Tools

Photo Credit: Think Geek

(Now you can guarantee that nobody’s gonna put their grimy paws on your steak!

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Sunday Sillies

Standing Guard over Breakfast….

egg-knight-holder

 

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Sunday Sillies – Waffle Edition

Behold in all it’s glory:  The Waffle Bed with Syrup Sheets (fruit pillows extra)

 

Waffle bedding

Head over to Etsy to secure your own sleepy time goodness

I am now convinced, beyond any shadow of a doubt, that I MUST SECURE THE WAFFLE IRON!

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