Thursday, October 18, 2012

Movers and Shakers

This is Thursday.

Is it living up to your expectations?  Is it everything you thought it could be and more, or did you inexplicably wake up this morning trapped in a binder?

Never fear.  I'm about to make it awesome.

I understand that people tell you to watch videos and sometimes they are dumb or just not your particular cup of tea, and the act of clicking 'play' on a video and watching can sometimes be exhausting.

However, someone sent this to me last night, and I half-ass clicked on it as I was getting ready to sleep and almost wet the bed.  This is... so ludicrous there are no words.  Never fear, it is nothing that is actually political.  I repeat - ludicrous.

I give you, a bad lip reading of the first presidential debate of 2012.

You should genuinely have no idea what just happened to you.

And now, to catch up on writing prompts.

If you could go back in time, what decade would you choose to live in?
Okay, so obviously with the infertility shenanigans this is the one decade where I may not have to live out my life collecting porcelain cats and pretending they're my children.

I should also point out that if when I'm 75 a scientist runs out of his lab, throws his hands to the sky and shouts for all the world to hear "I finally cured infertility, bitches!" I'll be happy for some, but yeah.. Mostly I'll be really, really pissed.

So infertility aside, I would, hands down, live in the 60s.  Love the music, love the vibe, love the clothes - love, love, love.  I have genuinely been misplaced in time.

A little TMI? Share something you never thought you would ever post on the internet.
I don't believe in the concept of TMI!  Apart from posting my credit card information, there is nothing I would consider too gross for this blog.

Seriously.  The concept of TMI drives me fucking bonkers.  As I've said before, if someone were to post that their infertility woes were in any way diminished by blowing snot rockets up their partner's ass, I wouldn't think 'gross why is she sharing that', I would be looking up ways to bulk up my snot.

How would you describe your personal style?
Decorating style?  Bohemian.

With very few exceptions, everything I own, clothing or decorating wise, is black, white, or lower half of the rainbow.  Red, orange, yellow... no-no-no.

Pajamas for me are a religious experience.  If I'm at home, I am in pajamas.

If I am out and about, clothing style is also bohemian (although occasionally I'll buy something because it'll make me feel like I'm from another time - like a polka dot dress that makes me feel like I'm in the 40s).  I can't resist a peasant top.  Cannot.  I hate shoes (I know, I know, call the vagina police) with the exception of flip-flops and hooker boots.  My favorite article of clothing that I own of all time, that I rarely get to wear (damn you California) is my 'Penny Lane' coat that my Mom found me.  No idea where it is right now, but to give you the jist -

Make an acrostic of your first name (or pseudonym) using each letter to describe yourself.
J - ::jazz hands::
E - eats her weight in garlic.  (seriously - put enough garlic on a live squirrel & I'll eat it)
N - nostalgic.
N - Nearsighted.  There is not a chance in hell your eyes are as bad as mine.  no chance.
Y - Yankee, I suppose.

What is your favorite quote?
Eee gads.. I have 3, depending on my mood.

"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible." - T.E. Lawrence

We are the music makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams;—
World-losers and world-forsakers,
On whom the pale moon gleams:
Yet we are the movers and shakers
Of the world for ever, it seems.
~Arthur O'Shaughnessy, "Ode," 1874

Ars longa,
vita brevis,
occasio praeceps,
experimentum periculosum,
iudicium difficile

(Life is short,
and Art long,
opportunity fleeting,
experience perilous,
and decision difficult)

(Abbreviated version on a wall in West Hollywood).

My darling chickabees, even though it may not be as good as eye of the sparrow - our videos are coming... Our videos are coming....

To throw your brave hat into the ring, go here.  To ask a question of our lovely ladies, click here.

You know you want in - life is short, my lovelies, just as my cement friend in Hollywood says.

And if you liked that last one (OMG - go watch it.  You must). Here is, possibly, an even funnier one.

Again, you're welcome.


  1. Holy shit that video was funny. I had tears running down my face and I may have peed myself a little. (Sorry 'bout that, pretty Victoria's Secret underwear.)

    1. I told you I told you! That video is RIDICULOUS. And you should see some of the others... In fact I'm thinking I should post one on here... hold on, editing..

    2. Ha! Awesome.

      I showed the first video to my husband and he didn't get it. I think I have to divorce him.

  2. Um, I almost peed my pants laughing my face off at that bad lip reading video! SO RIDICULOUS!!!!

    1. SO ridiculous! And now I've added one even more ridiculous...

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    1. I LOVE. LOVE. IT. I peed I tell you, peeeeed!!!

  4. OMG. I totally hate shoes, too. I live in flip flops. I even went through a period in high school where I just didn't bother to wear shoes to school. I guess that's a benefit of living in LA. It rarely gets cold enough to require shoes and socks.

    1. Oh g-d.. don't even get me started on what I have to do when socks and shoes are required... I'll be wearing nothing but hooker boots.

  5. You are my soul mate. Pajamas? Yes. Hatred of shoes? Yes. TMI lover? Yes. Garlic? Paste that squirrel, dammit!

    I think I love you.

  6. Back in the blogosphere after a long hiatus due to computer troubles... and on my first day back you make me snort water out of my nose! How cruel... lol!

    And btw, I think I could give you a run for your money in the crappy vision department. Without my mega-rx glasses I would not be able to leave my home.

    1. Prescription. I'm gonna need your prescription.

  7. HOLY SHIT....that video is priceless!! Love your style, and love love your quotes especially the last one!! Can't wait to put my crazy ass face back on screen!!

  8. This video is the first thing I will be watching when I get home from work tonight!
    As for the shoe thing, I don't hate shoes but I like them to look at, wearing? Not so much! I am the child of hippies and love nothing better than running bare foot or flipflopped! My feet hate winter!
    TMI is also becoming my new thing, I have a way to go yet with getting over the shame stuff that comes with no womb but watch out as I feel some MRKH related TMI posts coming up!
    I am actually really looking forward to this vid thing! I might even pop my face on screen for a second! And will certainly be popping in to see everyone else!

    1. I like some shoes in theory.. it's the wearing of them that pisses me right off.

      DO IT!!!! Let's get some musing's face.

  9. I have my jammies on right now and it is noon. That is just how I roll. I have to go to the shops soon, which necessitates a bra, worse luck.

    1. Bra's are the worst. THE WORST. I tell you, if I wouldn't slap myself in the face with my own boobs I would never, ever wear one in public. ever.

  10. haha, I love this post. That video is hilarious! I'm so with you, 60's all the way!

  11. They sing too! You gotta watch this one!

    1. OMG.... These are so much more entertaining than the actual debate was.... (Though I did enjoy the 2nd one, as no one seems to have slipped the President an Ambien before which made me happy).

    2. I enjoyed the second one much better too. Thank goodness he was awake and with it this time.

  12. I have to challenge you on your crappy eyes! What is your contact lenses prescription? Or do you only wear glasses?

    1. Btw, Yo Momma's pudgy, face it!
      P.S. I hate shoes and love garlic.

    2. Negative 11.5 in one eye, negative 11 in the other.

      BOOM. Shit just got real.

    3. I bow before your nearsightedness. I'm the big blurry blotch to the left. :)

  13. You are the first I have ever known to beat me in the bad vision department. Before I had lasik 5.5 years ago, my contact lense prescription was slightly worse than -6. Oh yeah, I saw at 20 feet what most people saw at 600 feet. And now I'm happy to report my vision is 20-20 in one eye and 20-15 in the other. :)