Love & Loathe — 04/01/10


* Fart fans in bathrooms. I hear our neighbor’s fart fan through the wall. The Farty McFarty’s they must be, because it runs a lot.

*Stanley Steemer trucks. Our other neighbors have them out once a month, it seems like. The thing is, once you have your carpets cleaned, you’ll always have to have your carpets cleaned. The spots will return in the same exact places forever.


* Glitter in the Air, sung by Pink. I watched her sing this at the Grammy’s and it yanked my heart out. I’d stayed away from her music for some odd reason, never even listened to her. But watching her that night, I re-evaluated my stance. Now I can’t get enough of her throaty, raspy, powerful voice. And I love the lyrics of this song… (link to YouTube video) I play it over and over again, to the point that Tony has started teasing me about it.

* Green bags. I still love them, they still work great for preserving veggies, bananas, etc. But, I have found that they don’t work so well for “wet” veggies, like tomatoes or cucumbers. Also, my love for them was validated by an article in Reader’s Digest about them. Nothing validates a person more than Reader’s Digest, right?

* The irony of having received five calls on my resume in the last two weeks, one from a resume submission I made last November — FIVE MONTHS AGO. Where were all these jobs when I needed them then?

* I found some newspapers from 2005 under my filing cabinet at work. I love old news… one article highlighted a developer who was building high rise towers off the freeway I travel every day, with the byline of “the economy is so booming, they expect to sell out in a matter of days.” Fascinating, given the state of things today.

* Oh, Disneyland, with your magical candy concoctions, how I love thee. At two inches thick, I don’t know how anyone else gets the first bite into one of those things, but I used a hammer and a knife.

* My Easter egg fingernails.

* Easter goodies at Walmart.

*My car passed its smog test tonight. This is a good thing.

One Last Thing:

Last night, Tony and I went for a walk around our neighborhood. We’ve been doing this walking thing when I can’t swim due to “lady problems.” Usually, we hold hands as we pace along together. It’s a nice time to reconnect with each other after having been apart all day.

So last night, we had a couple silly conversations (which I tried to recapture and deleted because they weren’t as funny as having been there), and suddenly we found ourselves skipping together, and giggling like two goofy kids, down the long stretch of sidewalk alongside a very busy street. The more we skipped, the louder our guffaws became. We found ourselves laughing so hard while exerting ourselves, we were having trouble catching our breath.

There were some teenagers on the other side of the street, a 4-lane street, who noticed us two very tall adults skipping, and they started singing loudly at us, “Skip, skip, skip to my Lou, my darling!” And then Tony started singing it back at them, just as loudly.

It was funny. A funny reminder to me to never forget that laughter is good for me, and that as adults, we don’t skip nearly as often as we should. Skip, skip, skip to my Lou, my darling.

Happy Easter.



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14 responses to “Love & Loathe — 04/01/10

  1. daydreambetty

    Personally, I prefer skedaddling over skipping, but I’d skip with you, if that’s what you want.

    Pink, at first, was also annoying to me, but you hear her sing live and you realize she’s got a really good voice and she’s a great performer. And she’s really funny.

    Have a happy Easter, J!!

    • I don’t know what skedaddling is… maybe if you show me, I’ll skedaddle with you instead. πŸ™‚

      Yeah, she’s funny. I saw her Oprah narrative of her Grammy performance, and I cracked up several times to hear what she was thinking while she was doing her performance. Funny, funny lady. πŸ™‚

  2. It always seems like everyone wants to hire you when you have a job. Strange, no?

    My wife is far too dignified for skipping. But we still get silly now and then. It helps you stay young.

    • Yeah, I don’t know what’s with all the phone calls now that I’m working. One of them I was actually tempted to go on the interview just because it was so close to our home, but after I talked it over with Tony, I decided to stay where I’m at right now and hope they’ll treat me right.

      HA HA… dignity has no place when you’re being silly. πŸ™‚

  3. I feel really clueless … I’ve never heard of a fart fan. Is that a fan to dilute the fart smell, or is it a fan that sounds like a fart? Or something else? Please enlighten me!

    I’ve never heard Pink sing, either. I’ll have to check her out. I’m terribly snobby about popular music, unless something is recommended to me by a friend.

    Finally, what do you mean by “green bags”?

    I am so clueless this morning! I do love Easter candy, though! And my hubbie and I sometimes skip, too! It’s so much fun, isn’t it–and there’s nothing like laughing so hard you can hardly breathe!

    Have a great weekend!

    • Fart fans, well, bathrooms are required to have ventilation and if there’s not a window in the bathroom, then building code requires installation of a “bathroom exhaust fan.” Much like the fan over the stove, it’s supposed to remove smells and steam. But I hate all exhaust fans. They’re noisy and annoying.

      Green bags, the Debbie Meyer Green Bags? You must go get some where you can find them. They’re sweeping America by keeping our veggies and fruits edible longer!


  4. Lynne

    A good skip can help put a lot of things into perspective. A hearty laugh with a loved one accomplishes much the same. The 2 combined? Priceless!! We do not stop playing because we grow old…we grow old because we stop playing. Skip, skeedaddle and saunter with purpose and enthusiasm. A giggle fest may ensue and we sure could all use a few more giggles in our lives!

  5. grrrace

    Skipping is definitely good for you. πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚

    Dude, edible Easter grass?! From Germany? It MUST be good!

    I forgot to give you the little bag of Easter treats when I saw you… I was going to mail them to you, but then you called and then I was going to give them to you… but then in all the excitement, I forgot. 😦

    Let’s just set up a date when I get to see you again. πŸ˜€ hehe.

    That candy looks delish. I always see the awesome stuff at Disneyland, but I haven’t purchased any yet… I’m afraid that if I buy it once, I won’t be able to live without them. πŸ˜›

    • Edible Easter grass IN DIFFERENT FLAVORS! Can you believe it? Green apple, strawberry AND blueberry. How can you go wrong?

      Mmm, Easter treats. We must have a date. Must! πŸ™‚

      You can’t go wrong with anything at Disneyland of the candy or bakery variety. Seriously.

  6. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Pink! So very talented…and I saw her on The Grammy’s, too….AMAZING! So glad you re-evaluated, my dear….

    I read that The Reader’s Digest declared Bankrupcy. I don’t know if that is true, but if it is…THAT is Very Sad, and the end of something quite unique…Unless someone comes along and saves it.

    LAUGHTER IS The Best Medicine….! It sounds like you and Tony were having such a GREAT Time….!

    • Pink is amazing. She really is. I have much catching up to do on her music.

      What??? Say it’s not so about Reader’s Digest. I love them, plus, what will everyone read in the restroom?

  7. tony

    Let’s go skipping, hehehehe, love you cutie, XXOXOXO