• Perky stops breathing on vet’s operating table, but is revived
• The duck earlier had been rescued after two days in a hunter’s fridge
• The one-pound female is not likely to have further surgery
I think I may have been mistaken for an adolescent at Star Market today.
I was shopping around and noticed a woman giving samples of chocolate. I can’t resist chocolate, so I happily accepted. The dark chocolate was fortified with things like vitamins and minerals. The woman told me that one type of chocolate was good for skin and the other had something else in it (can’t remember what it was now).
I excitedly gobbled up the one for skin…chocolate that’s GOOD for my skin!? That goes against everything I learned in Sassy Magazine!
The woman then pointed to another type of chocolate. She told me, “This type of chocolate isn’t for you; it’s for older women. It helps with things like, you know, PMS.”
Oh my! Did this woman really think that I hadn’t hit puberty yet? Do I really look half my age?
“I’m older than I look,” I told her.
Her response? “Oh, no, I’m sure you’re not!”
Now, I like being mistaken for younger, but this is ridiculous! Maybe she thought I was doing a quick food shopping for my parents or something. And as someone with endometriosis maybe I should have taken that PMS chocolate!
I’ve since concluded that the woman must have just been confused. Surely I don’t look like I’m in junior high…right? Oh well, I love this whole new “chocolate is good for you” thing…I can get behind that!Filed under Greater Boston (General), My Life, shopping | Comments (4)
I have been getting tons of spam lately that says this:
Bonjour! What a super websight! Very refreshing to peruse from where we live in Paris (France). I eat frogs and drink wine. Woold like more informatons on this. Best regards! Mikael.
And then it always ends up being from “free insurance quotes” or “buy hoodia”…I’m getting several of these a day! They amuse me, especially the “I eat frogs and drink wine” part!Filed under Blogs, internet | Comment (0)
It’s currently 8 degrees in Newton. I just saw a girl crossing the street West Newton Square wearing a knee length skirt (it didn’t look like there was pantyhose), ballet flats, no hats, no scarf, no gloves, and her jacket wasn’t even zipped up. Meanwhile, I was in my car with the heat on, ear warmers, long underwear, corduroy pants, an undershirt, a turtleneck, a sweater, a zipped up down jacket, and gloves. And my fingers were STILL tinglingly cold.
Insanity, I tell ya.
You know you live in New England when the weather people on TV excitedly say it’s going to warm up tomorrow…and the high for tomorrow is 30 degrees!Filed under Greater Boston (General), weather | Comment (1)
When I saw Mel’s post , I thought she was kidding.
Your dreams have come true, folks. There is now a
MYSPACE FOR DUMMIES book. Oh, hooray! Rejoice, everybody!
Look at that cover! All of those cheerful teens pointing at how totally awesome their myspace page is. I don’t understand who would buy this book. A 60 year old trying to be hip by tapping into myspace? It just seems weird to me. A teenager wouldn’t buy a book like that, and isn’t that the primary demographic of myspace?
Honestly, does myspace really warrant a “For Dummies” book? It’s just a website…if you can’t navigate a website, then maybe Internet For Dummies is a better book.
The irony about it, is that myspace is such a poorly developed site, that they developers should probably read some “For Dummies” books on their own.
It seems like you can write a “For Dummies” book on anything now. I should think of some things I’m good at and write a “For Dummies” book. Here are my ideas…
Proper Apostrophe Use For Dummies — (since I’m kind of a nut about that sort of thing…)
Tivo For Dummies — Oh yes, I am adept at Tivo.
Browsing At The Library For Dummies — This one might be a two-parter.
Starting Projects But Never Finishing Them For Dummies
What do you think? :-)Filed under Humor, internet | Comments (5)
On Monday I had a check-up and had to get a routine vaccination in my upper left arm. It’s been sore ever since. Today I was inspecting the arm and I noticed that there was a large, round, hard bump in the area of where I received the shot. “What in the world?” I thought to myself, fearing it was infected or that something was wrong.
I then inspected my upper right arm to compare. It had the same weird bump. What was going on?!?!?
I then began to realize something. It was a muscle! I couldn’t believe it. I’ve never had visible muscles in my arms before. In my legs, sure, that’s easy, but my arms were always very floppy, even when I was more slim.
I started exercising about a year ago, as chronicled here in my blog, which was an amazing feat because previously I hadn’t exercised since high school. After I stopped playing tennis and participating in mandatory gym class (which I utilized mainly to gossip in while doing the minimum required to get a decent grade), I saw no reason to exercise. But a year ago, it all changed and I realized that I had to start exercising, not only to watch my weight but also for my health. And participating in regular exercise has helped me feel better and build my immune system up.
Matt got me dumbbells for Christmas this year, which has probably made the biggest difference in my arms because now I can use them in the comfort of my own living room.
Anyway, developing muscles in my arms instead of having them look liked uncooked dough is much preferred over the prospect of having some funky vaccine-caused infection type thing!Filed under My Life, the gym | Comments (2)
I thought this was fun…
|In 1981 (the year you were born)|
Ronald Reagan becomes president of the US
Minutes after Ronald Reagan becomes president, Iran releases 52 American hostages that had been held captive for 444 days
President Reagan is shot in the chest by would be assassin John Hinkley
Space shuttle Columbia, the world’s first reusable spacecraft, is sent into space
A suspended walkway in the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel collapses, killing 113
A female former lover files a “palimony” suit against tennis star Billie Jean King
President Reagan appoints Sandra Day O’Connor to be the first woman on the Supreme Court
The Pac-Man video game is introduced in the US
Alicia Keys, Elijah Wood, Kelly Rowland, Anna Kournikova, and Britney Spears are born
Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series
Oakland Raiders win Superbowl XV
New York Islanders win the Stanley Cup
Raiders of the Lost Ark is the top grossing film
“Bette Davis Eyes” by Kim Carnes spends the most time at the top of the US charts
MTV debuts on cable television, playing music videos 24 hours a day
Gimme a Break premieres
Filed under Fun stuff, memes | Comments (5)