Tuesday, December 22, 2009

In Other News...

More randomness.  I probably won't have a coherent thought until after this week.  But in the meantime, here is some of the incoherentness going on around me.


I got the WD40 out of the dryer, and all it took was soap and rags, requiring no creativity whatsoever, which is probably good, because my creativitymeter is bottoming out these days.

My recommendation is to NOT locate your craft cabinet directly over your clothes washer unless you particularly enjoy washing your clothes over and over again because of the fun little surprises you find in the dryer.


Mimi has started calling me "mother" in French, which sounds a lot like MuhMa' - with the accent on the second syllable.   This, for some reason, irritates the heck out of Lizzie.
 This morning when Mimi was loudly protesting something I said, using the only French word she knows, Lizzie whirled around and demanded that if she was going to whine, she should at least whine IN ENGLISH.

ok then.

At which point we all stared at each other for a second, and then busted up laughing.

In French.



Then I went to the post office where I spent 45 minutes waiting in line.  I LOVE the automated machine, and the line was about 1/3 of the regular line, so I hopped in.  Unfortunately, almost every single person in front of me was a n00b to the machine.  (in case you're not hip like me, that's short for "newbie" or "new person".  I'm cool sick, right?)(Don't you hope my teenage girls read this!??  They love it when I use teenslang.  Love. It.)


I will say I've never been in the post office with a friendlier bunch.  By the time I left, we had shared recipes, car accident stories, and pictures of grandkids.  Not even kidding. Secretly though, I was glad to get out of there before the caroling started, because somehow I always get forced into singing soprano.  Do I look soprano to you?  


Best tip I learned at the post office today?  You should always cut homemade fudge with a wet knife.


you're welcome.


Merry Christmas!


Dave said...

thanks for the season's greetings, JustRandi. I'd just like to say....

Merry FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dave said...

oh, and you totally look like a solid alto.

Dave said...

oh, and don't forget to talk about how you are "jiggy with it" when discussing how hip you really are. You dig?

Dave said...

I should teach Mimi some new french words. A good phrase to start with is from "The Incredibles"

Et votre tenue est totalement ridicule!

"And your outfit is totally ridiculous! "

Dave said...

k, guess that is all for now. except to say

Merry Christmas!!!!!

goddessdivine said...

I think Dave has had one too many candy canes. Five separate comments? ;-)

I hate the Post Office.

And Merry Christmas to you too!

JustRandi said...

I think Dave just knows what a comment junkie I am, and it's his davish Christmas present.

Having said that, I think it's also entirely possible that he's had one too many candy canes. ;)

Barbaloot said...

What about store-bought fudge? Do you cut that with a wet knife, too?

Kristina P. said...

My mailing secret is that I never go to the actual post office. I go to one of those mailing stores. They are usually much faster.

Merry Christmas, Randi! I adore you!

*Joanna* said...

How funny!! Your stories crack me up! ~Merry Christmas!~

Chief said...

see, the machine is meant for those who know how to run the touch screen buttons but the only people who use it are the illiterate "over 90" variety....

May the joy of the Holiday Season make your Christmas bright

Yvonne said...

I have crafts above my dryer, too--seems a little silly when you think about it.

My kids have taken French for years, sure wish they would speak it at home--I LOVE IT.

My best automated machine story--at the movie theater a woman didn't know how to use the machine so I walked her through it and then at the end when you are to put your debit card or credit card, she said, "Oh, I was planning on using "money"."

I feel like having homemade fudge, but I don't feel like making it ; )

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

rocslinger said...

Dave, you are far and away out in front. Only problem is no one else is racing. I suspect that you have had one candy cane too many most of your life.

Sorry I took so long in line but I like to get my monies worth.

Anonymous said...

Some of my nbf's I have made in the self mail line at the post office. I have become an excellent and very fast tutor for those lines. I also sell stamps out of my purse for those who are just in line to buy a stamp. (WHAT ARE THEY THINKING?) I have been known to come out sever cents ahead because of the lack of exact change. I hope I won't have to spend the Holidays in jail for competing with the post office on federal property. MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Shauna said...

Hope you have a blessed and very Merry Christmas! ♥ HUGS ♥

Loralee and the gang... said...

Crap. I forgot to buy dish soap.

Whining and fighting, then laughing - sounds just like today at Target w/the kiddos.

You're lucky. My teens think I'm a dork when I use teen-slang.
Oh, you were kidding, right??

And does the wet knife work with brownies, too? I always have trouble with them...

Merry Christmas to you!

jadedragon said...

Very destructive use of household appliances, nice.

RhondaLue said...

French is good. My kids learned latin at their school and the word "FACE" just so you know, in latin sounds like the F-word. Or worse. And teenage boys like to teach it to the 4 and 5 yr old little siblings so that people mistake them for cursing little heathens. Such a joy.