I was at a local grocery store called "Food Lion" when the following conversation happened.
Cashier: Hi, howyou doin' today?
Me: I'm fine, thanks...how are you?
Cashier: I am tryin'a get out of here...now that summer's finally here.
Me: *thinking how it's still spring and it's only really been warm for about one week* Oh yeah?
Cashier: One customer tried to tell me that it's technically still spring and I wasn't tryin'a be smart, but I'm tryin'a have summer you know? Tryin'a get to the beach.
At this point in the conversation, a man gets in line behind me and I couldn't help but notice that he is wearing cut-off jean shorts and a cut off t shirt to match...then he had on scrunch socks and sneakers. He took the basket I was using and started hitting the cashier with it. Playfully, nothing serious. He kept messing with her, turning her light on and off, throwing pieces of paper at her, etc. So I figured they knew each other. He stopped long enough to start talking to me...
Tank Top Guy: Are you having a cook out?? With hot dogs and bread and ketchup? (what was being rung up at that very second)
Me: Yeah...just forgot a few last minute things.
Cashier: Why you tryin'a mess around so much? You know that's her basket.
Tank Top Guy: Oh...sorry.
Me: It's okay, I don't need it.
By this time, my transaction was done, I gave one last look at Tank Top Guy and one last look at my cashier and noticed that her name was TRYINA! No joke! Then, as I walked away, I heard the two talking to each other.
Cashier: And how are you doing today, sir? Did you find everything you need?"
Tank Top Guy...apparently, they aren't friends: Yeah, thanks.
Conan O'Brien Does an Interview →
You may or may not know that I am a pretty big fan of Conan O’Brien. He rarely does interviews, but when his friend Marc Maron came on the show, he promised on air to do an episode of the podcast, “WTF with Marc Maron” which is recorded in Maron’s garage. I found it really interesting. Careful, explicit language…don’t listen to this at full blast with your...
davidvienna asked: If you had to choose between having no thumbs or smelling nothing but peanut butter for the rest of your life, which would you choose and why?
Every night around 7:30pm, I get really, really tired. I make it a point to tell everyone around me, aying things like, “Oooohhh my gaaawwwshh! I am SOOO TIIIRED!!!” letting the yawp gush forth from my wide-open, yawning mouth. I jam my index fingers into my eyes, sometimes letting my glasses bounce on my knuckles as I rub my eyes rhythmically in-out-in-out-in-out, forming a huge...
I usually have pretty interesting answers!
Best V day gift ever →
I got this for my husband who is a HUGE fan of Wes Anderson. I was too excited to wait until Valentine’s day to give them to him because I always struggle with giving him good gifts and I knew this was perfect. I was right. He opened the tiny box, threw his head back and said, “OH. MY. GOSH, THIS IS THE BEST GIFT EVER!” I was right. If you’re a fan of Wes Anderson,...
Million Miles: My Tuesday Was Like... →
HAHAHAHAHA! My husband’s analogies are fantastic and hilarious. millionmiles: -A possum’s confused daylight pilgrimage to his grave. -The sharp left turn at the bottom of a wooden rollercoaster’s tallest plummet. -The feeling you have after you eat your favorite snack after it’s expiration date. And where the snack’s expiration date actually means something. -The finale…
Cormac McCarthy's inverview on Oprah →
“You work your side of the street, I’ll work mine.” Because I’m sure Oprah owns the internet, I wasn’t able to find the video of this interview anywhere else but on her website. I think Keith and I have a love affair with Cormac McCarthy, the American novelist and playwright. After seeing this portion of his interview with Oprah, I think I’m in love with...
Million Miles: Fever Diary - Day 1 →
My husband is hilarious. I can totally imagine him as he was wrestling with this question in his fevered mind. millionmiles: So (without jinxing it) I think I have finally turned a corner in my battle against this virus that has been ravaging my system for the last five days. One of the weirdest aspects of a fever are the dreams you have and the thoughts that repeat endlessly in your mind as...
This thing sucks.
I got suckered into purchasing a Bobble the other day on one of my 15 trips to Target to purchase prescription medications for either me, my husband or my son (as we have all be sick for the past 2 weeks with a mystery flu-like virus). I say suckered because I saw a Bobble once at a different store and was intreagued by the idea of the thing. You’re supposed to be able to fill it with...
Oh. My. Gosh. On my quest to become Gluten free and my loose quest to do the Paleo diet, I have been scouring the earth for ways to satisfy my sweet tooth. I have at last found it in the form of a chewy, delicious, perfectly portioned nutrition bar. The Larabar saved my life today while I was shopping through target and my ever increasing metabolism decided it was done digesting the 3 egg...
Fort deClare covers Ventura Highway →
This is my baby brother’s band Fort deClare. He’s 15 and is already standing out as a promising musician in a family of musicians. He has been featured on this website covermesongs.com before as well as another cover website called Coverlaydown.com twice. The second installment features myself on vocals! This blog asked Sam if he could submit a song to be their Covermesong premier...
Wes Anderson IS high end art. →
Almost a year ago, I started my own interpretation of Eric Chase Anderson’s “The Royal Tenenbaums” Cover for the Criterion collection. Its one of our favorite films and I love painting so I thought I’d give it a try. I was doing pretty well, as far as my own standards went but for some reason lost my gumption to finish it. Then today I saw this website! I don’t...
I received this in the mail a few days ago, it came with a note from Blake, the founder of Toms Shoes a company who’s tag line is “One for One. With every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need.” The bracelet was free and is to serve as a Thank You and a reminder of the child I helped by buying a pair of Toms Shoes. I first heard about...
Blair Sligar! →
SO proud of our good friend Blair Sligar who was featured in Grain & Gram. This guy was one of our very best friends in college and was in our wedding and we were in his. All of his success is not a surprise, he was always amazingly creative.
Another day, another Tumblr.
This is a blog dedicated to things I have tried and loved or tried and didn’t love! More than likely, I’ll be talking about different products, diets, foods, events, music and etc. I am a sucker for body products- anything that has to do with showering, make up-ing, moisturizing, shampooing/conditioning, etc. I love it all. I also love to bake, eat and do crafts. Here are a few...