Monday, October 20, 2014

Eleven Favorites: Old-School Blogging

It’s that time of the month again, kids!

No, not that time.  Jeez, Mavis.  Although can we all agree that that time of the month has worn out its welcome already?  Can I get an Amen?

Yeah.  I didn’t really intend for this to be a period post.

But you started it.

Anyway.

Elaine from the Miss Elaine-ous Life and Krystyn of Really, Are You Serious? teamed up this month to do another Old School Blogging link-up, and I decided to join in again for two reasons: 1) because it’s so much fun, and 2) I like taking things back to the old school because I’m an old fool who’s so cool.

I think both of those reasons are the same, but eh, I don’t care about being redundant.  Whoomp! There it is.

Let’s get started, shall we?


A few of my favorite things:

1. Sit-down Restaurant:  I like the “sit-down” qualifier of this item, as opposed to “stand-up” restaurant, which would be my kitchen, because I eat many meals standing at my kitchen counter, scarfing food into my trap because when the hungries take control who can find the time to sit down properly and eat?   

Really, though, when we moved to the eastern part of Pennsylvania a million years ago, I was pleasantly surprised to find that most pizza places around here make the kind of pizza I remembered from the Jersey Shore vacations of my youth.  Huge slices with a thin crust, just the perfect amount of sauce and cheese and seasonings.  You fold it up and eat it like a pizza sandwich and here it is early morning and I’m drooling over it already.  We’ve tried all of the pizza joints around here, and we’ve never been disappointed.

2. Cookie:  I love a good sugar cookie.  I hate making them.  But my mom is really good at making them, and she can bang out a batch in an hour, so I just eat them when she makes them, which isn’t often since I live far away from her.  Which happens to be a blessing because I can eat twelve at a time.

OMG

3. Bath product scent:  Lavender.  I just love it.  I ten-O loooooooooove lavender.  The color, the flower, the smell, the beautiful lavender fields.  When I die please let heaven be lavender-scented.  I shall be a lavender farmer there.  Lavender lavender lavender.

photo courtesy of freedigitalphotos/prozac1

 4. TV shows:  Project Runway.  Suits.  Downton Abbey.  Mad Men.  Parenthood.  CBS Sunday Morning – Charles Osgood, man.  Funniest guy on television.

5. Flower/plant:  I get a kick out of growing tropical plants outside in our temperate climate.  It gets very hot and humid in the summer, which is perfect for them, but you have to bring them inside in the winter so they don’t freeze and die.  If I adopt any more tropical plants we may need to build a greenhouse.  I’m not kidding.

 

6. Bad-for-me snack:  Candy.  All kinds.  I don’t even care if it’s the gross kind, like those weird gross gummies that my kids bring home from trick-or-treating.  But I kind of do care.  Can we stop the gross gummies on Halloween already?  Mama likes Butterfingers.

7. Magazines:  I stopped reading magazines because they took up so much of my time.  My husband is always trying to buy me magazine subscriptions from his leftover airline miles.  I’m all, No way, man!  I cannot spend another twelve hours of my life reading the fall issue of Vogue.



8. Hobby (besides blogging):  I like to party.



9. Holiday.  Easter and Halloween.  Each is my favorite for different reasons, but mostly because of the low stress/high candy factors.





10. Girls’ Night Out Activity.  Anything as long as it involves conversation.  I love a good Girls’ Night In, actually, where someone invites me to her house because I always stress about having people over and not having enough food/drinks even though I usually have enough food/drinks for a small team of oxen and their drivers.  Going out with women can be a huge pain because of the bill. Women hate to split the bill, and invariably there's someone who's all, "Oh, I ate before I came, and I only had one drink and shared a salad.  So my portion comes to six-eighty."  If you are this person, stop it right now.  Split the bill.

11. Date Night.  Dinner and a movie.  And for the love of everything holy, if it’s a date, the MAN ASKS THE WOMAN AND TAKES CARE OF EVERYTHING.  Don’t ask me if I want to go out, and then expect ME to arrange all the details and OMG, I have to PAY, TOO? 

Like I said, I’m old school.

Tag, you’re it!  Join in the fun and link up with either Elaine or Krystyn and share your own favorite things!  Be sure to use #OSBlog on Twitter and tweet with @SeriousKrystyn or @elainea if that’s your speed.  And when you’re done with that, call me up.  We’ll party.

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24 comments:

  1. Two things:
    1) I love that you put pizza place for your favorite sit down restaurant. You are a girl after my own heart/stomach.
    2) YES about the Girls' Night In and the conversation. I enjoy getting together with friends, but not if I have to yell over music or other people to have a conversation. I'd rather stay in and chat or sit at the pizza joint.

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    1. I'm a simple girl with simple tastes, and those tastes just happen to be pizza-flavored. And I can't hear very well anymore, so having a conversation in a loud place is nearly impossible for me.

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  2. Charles Osgood and Butterfingers.
    That needs to be your memoir title.
    I thought I was the only one watching CBS Sunday morning.
    I love the crap outta that show.

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    1. I freakin love it, too. Give me a pot of coffee, my pjs, and CO and I'm a happy girl on Sunday morning.

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  3. I steal all of my kids' Butterfingers.

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    1. Me too. My son, however, decided that he really loves Butterfingers. So I hide them while he is at school.

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  4. I love that I am the girl at Girl's Night who has 2 glasses of wine and splits the bill with the sucker who had water. ;) Just kidding! (kind of)

    And now I want a chocolate bunny.

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    1. Right? Who goes to GNO and orders way under what everyone else does? Or over, for that matter? The people who order the filet mignon with extra sides while everyone else is having flatbread pizza appetizers really drive me nuts, too.

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  5. This cracks me up although I am often that person who wants to spend $6.80. It's not that I'm not generous, it's just that I'm stingy.

    I'm so glad to know that you love lavender. Now I'll know what soap to put in our guest bathroom for when you come. I'm not stingy when I comes to hosting. ;-)

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    1. "It's not that I'm not generous, it's just that I'm stingy."

      OMG this is awesome. You are awesome. And lavender in the guest bath? I'm in.

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  6. I always want to do these and then I just never do...
    Lavender is amazing. It is why at six years old my Kidzilla still uses it in her nighttime bath because it calms her down and gets her to sleep. Hell, I still use it - who's kidding whom?
    I'm with you on the date thing. Why is it that men get lazy about this stuff after marriage. I'd like to go out and I'd like you to ask me in such a way that suggests you do not assume I am a sure thing for the date or any other resulting activities. YOU ask, YOU plan, YOU pay (OK, it comes out of the joint checking, but still...use your own debit card, man.) and open a freaking door for me, OK? Just saying. :D

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    1. PREACH.

      And Amen on lavender's calming effects.

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  7. I want a cookie now. And I LOVE Parenthood. Such a good show.

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    1. ME TOO and I heard it's ending. Boo to the hoo.

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  8. That dancing picture - OMG STOP IT CANNOT STOP LAUGHING.

    Re: date night. YES. Why must be be responsible for allthethings allthetime?

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    1. RIGHT? I'm tired of life - tell me where we're going to eat, fortheloveofeverythingholy.

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  9. I love your post! I like soft sugar cookies, and I'm with, only if someone else makes them.

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    1. Thank you! Soft sugar cookies... mmmmm...

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  10. I think I am going to take that party picture and make it my background so I can look at it whenever I need a laugh.

    And I make a mean sugar cookie. Found the perfect recipe a few years ago, and it's KILLER.

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    1. Isn't that party pic the best? The people in the background - hilarious!

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  11. I am the person who only pays for what she orders and consumes at girl's night. I can't afford to foot the bill for the whole gang. We always do separate checks which makes things easy.

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    1. Separate checks are great! I actually prefer them. Except it gets tricky when there are several sharers who want to split everything they eat. And there's always someone who tends to forget about things like tax and tip. Basically going out with a bunch of women gives me a migraine.:)

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  12. I LOVE THIS! Can anyone link in? I LOVE Mad Men! But I think we commented to each other about this before? I cannot believe we only have 7 more episodes:(.

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    1. I know. I will go into mourning at the end of the show, I think.

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