Hamster Cage Holidays

No, I’m not fresh out of bull. Just distracted. By insanity. At the request of the Idiot, who is terrified by the dental photo of last post, I’m just spewing forth whatever comes to mind. That is scary, folks. And wondering why I am always in town for any and every holiday. I guess I can’t celebrate this one as I do not labor, but I’ve been in labor twice so that should count for something, eh?

Running round and around

There is nothing like the phrase, “company’s coming”, to make you get your rear in gear and spruce up the home front. College Girl and her “friend” are coming in town for the football game tomorrow. Of course, they are staying here. I had to scramble to get new mattresses. Did you know that twin xl mattresses are not readily available and cost about twice what a regular twin costs?  Poppy, my great-grandfather, was 6’4″. Married people slept in twin beds back in the day. He had the beds made so his knees wouldn’t hang off the mattress. Long story short, the mattresses needed replacing, what with all the bedbug nastiness everywhere I look, and Labor Day sales are here. So I walked into Mattress Land and said, “Hello, that’ll be two extra-long, pillow-top, twin mattresses with box springs, delivered tonight. Don’t even think about charging me a fortune or I will cut you.” The salesman said, “Alrighty, then”. In and out, 15 minutes. A grillion dollars. The knowledge that I have no bed bugs, priceless.

Funny Things Other People Said

The 1960s were when hallucinogenic drugs were really big. And I don’t think it’s a coincidence that we had shows like “The Flying Nun”.   ellen degeneres

“I went to a restaurant that serves ‘breakfast at any time’. So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.”  steven wright

Cooking Partner Wanders Off The Grid

His middle name is “vague”. He thinks it’s funny. My middle name is “specific”. It’s my responsibility to whip my casa into shape. But I sure wish he’d surface on my radar, get his man panties over here and help me shove stuff around. Even though that’s not his job. I’m giving him an F- in Lending a Hand. Because I can.

Birthday Festival Month

Yep, it’s that time again. Another birthday coming up. Woo Hoo, really! Am not into astrology, but if I were, it is safe for me to say that I am a Virgo/Libra. Presents, gifts, money, jobs … all accepted. You will receive most excellent thank you note in return. P.S. It’s not until later in month but the early bird gets the worm.

Great Stuff I’ve Seen Lately

The Temple St. Clair for Target jewelry is out of control. Her designs are so beautiful and so out-of-my-financial-orbit. She created a line for Target, very affordable and beautiful, that debuted at the end of August. Checking it out online, the website said almost every piece was sold out. I called “major bs’ on that, went to the nearest Target, and every single piece was there.

 Favorite iPhone Apps

My addictions. Excuse me, iPhone addictions, no need to mention others at this time. In no particular order, my favorite apps of the moment are: Words with Friends, Angry Birds, Unblock Me, Search 60, Koi Pond, Epic Win, This American Life, and WordZinga. I know, tragic. But really fun.

Must go heave-ho.


28 thoughts on “Hamster Cage Holidays

  1. Love the title!

    Have fun with your daughter, Izzie! And Happy Birthday…hope Cooking Partner comes up with something romantic to do…


    • Thanks, Wendy … bday is weeks off but gearing up :). Will probably see daughter and beau for about 5 minutes total but better than nothing! We shall see what CP does when he resurfaces from Vague Ville. *hugs*

  2. I admire your fortitude to ready for guests this Labor Day holiday. I chose the lazy way and skipped town with my hubby to explore Virginia City, Lake Tahoe, and Bodie. I hope your time with friends is fun.

  3. Happy birthday 🙂
    *goes off to Google Target’s trinkets*

  4. Thanks, ft … it’s weeks away but revving up. Am headed to your spot for a drool over food 🙂

  5. Have a great long weekend and I hope mr. vague comes out of his fugue and does something helpful.

    Sigh, men. 😉

  6. I need a new mattress, but the thought of buying the “wrong” one makes me hold on to my squishy yet comfortable one. The bedbug thing is a little freaky, but I sleep with 4 dogs. Bedbugs are probably the least of my worries.

  7. I love the ramblings! And Happy Birthday! 🙂

  8. Ha, I agree that buying new with the mattress and sleeping soundly is a much better idea than saving a few dollars and going with something that may have surprises.

    I hope you enjoyed your weekend.

  9. Dammit Izzie! Thanks for introducing yet more ways for me to fritter away my money! That Temple St. Clair stuff is gorgeous. Dammit…!

  10. Hey Izzie – how do I contact you to send you an award? 🙂

  11. Guess I never told ya about my hamster wheel photo phobia huh? 🙂

  12. Steven Wright cracks me up.

    Happy Early Birthday! Everyone important was born in September. Kiefer, both my parents, you.

  13. what a great post. i’m sorry you spent a grillion dollars on mattresses, but i’m glad you don’t have bedbugs. i think they’re on my top ten greatest fear list.

  14. I love the fact that you said, “I will cut you”


    Happy Early Birthday 😀

  15. My fav app is 5-0 radio so I can listen in to the police frequencies.

  16. I totally agree with the degeneres quote. I believe there was even an episode of the Flying Nun that showed the nun (Sally Field) taking LSD and going to re-hab, right?

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