Rachel's Random Ramblings

With my little blogging break, I didn't do much crafting.  With that in mind, I thought that I would share a few random thoughts with you instead.

I've always said that I don't trust men in scarves
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or a man in skinny jeans
Levi's® Mens 510™ Super Skinny jeans
Not sure why.
I rarely know the correct words to a song.  
Foster the People has a song called "Pumped Up Kicks" that I swore had a line in the chorus that said "all the other kids with the bum tuft hair better run better run faster than my mama"  It doesn't.  But I can't stop singing it like it does.

What's a bum tuft you may ask?

It's the fancy fur on the backside of our golden retriever.  Let me use it in a sentence.  
Sophie has bum tufts.

Pardon the fact that this picture involves the mauling of our 6 year old son. It's how the two of them play.

I have a little obsession with these Lindt truffles.  So good.  Oops, I just ate two of them as I typed this. 

Emily at Jones Design Company recommended this Q and  A book
Q and A a Day: 5-Year Journal

I think she's like the next Oprah because the book went out of stock for a few months and the price went up to $99.  
I love it though.

I got a color printer for Christmas from my sister and brother in law.

They used it first to print their Christmas letter.  It didn't bother me a bit.  They kept the USB cord though so I haven't been able to use it yet.  I have projects lining up so hopefully we (and when I say that I mean, my husband) will get it working soon.

I had two Christmas cards returned to me. Unable to be delivered they said.

Both were to my cousins in Arizona (brothers).  Both had correct addresses on them. I think the post office is getting lazy.

I love getting Christmas cards and am sort of in a slump now that they aren't arriving in the mail anymore.
My favorite was from my friend Kacy in Indiana.  She had the best handwritten note that had both my husband and I laughing so hard.  The handwritten notes are the best.  Oh, and so is Kacy.  Hopefully you will see some of her on the blog this year.

I Tivo The Martha Stewart show every day, but have a hard time watching it.  Her show is like a train wreck.  She stumbles on the teleprompter and when she isn't reading the prompter, she is being rude to her guests and her staff.

Just today I watched a show from before Christmas and she had an audience member helping her with a craft.  When the audience member told her how nice the vase that they were making would look on her table, Martha very seriously told her that the guest wouldn't be able to keep the item they were making, and that she needed it for her own holiday table.  She then said she was kidding, but not before she made the guest feel like a total idiot on the show...and really, I'm not sure she was kidding.

I wear long johns under my clothes nearly every day.  I grew up in the Midwest and have felt temperatures in the negatives, but somehow 40 degrees in the Pacific Northwest feels WAY colder than a -30 degree wind chill.

My Grandma Gladys passed away when I was in High School but one of the funniest things I remember her saying was that some people used to call her happy bottom.  It took me awhile to get it too.  I'll give you a second.

I can't wink.
I've tried.
I really think it would come in handy.
But when I try I just look like I'm having face spasms.

I'm going to go practice my eyebrow rolls in the mirror now.

What's random with you today?


Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This post has me totally cracking up! I love it. I feel the same way about Martha. I usually watch with the sound off. I feel a little bad now that she's been canceled. I can wink, but I can't cross my eyes. Even the eye doctor can't make me.

Happy New Year!!

Nees Family Blog said...

I can't wink either!

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT RACHEL...i don't trust men in scarves either. and i am totally in a post-christmas card receiving slump.

Unknown said...

I'm really laughing at visualizing Martha tell that guest she couldn't keep the vase. I agree with you. She was serious! I don't think Martha knows how to joke around! I also don't trust a man in a scarf. My brother-in-law wears one. I just have to stare at it when he wears it. I feel like he's going to take it off and say he was kidding the whole time.

(Thanks for linking up with the #findingthefunny party. Hope you come back next week!)

JoAnna said...

I was pretty sure your dog was looking to see if your son had bum tufts too. My mother got me a great book one time of people's misunderstanding of lyrics. It was hysterical. It was called He's Got the Whole World In His Pants. It disappeared. Sad. I found you at Anna and Kelley's llinkup and it was worth the trip over !

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