Deep thought: Dentist Real Estate Lawyer/lost Gabor sister/document forger and Crazy Queen of the Birthers Orly Taitz’s name is basically O RLY?

Some fun graffiti I found while in Swanage, England.
Some fun graffiti I found while in Swanage, England.

happy morning

I'd rather be napping in this hammock than working today.  Boo to being a grownup.
I'd rather be napping in this hammock than working today. Boo to being a grownup.

Apparently, as a wee tot I was quite the early riser and would stand next to my parents’ bed yelling HAPPPPEEEEEE MORNINGGGGG over and over until someone woke up to give me some attention.  I guess this is better than shrieking or something, but let me just tell you right now, at this point?  I’d probably lock my toddler self in her room and tell her not to come out until the sun comes up.  I’m big on sleeping.  I could sleep 12 hours and STILL take a nap the next day.  If there were an Olympics of sleeping, I’d be a contestant.

All that to say, I’m saying “happy morning” today not because it IS one– it’s Friday and I wish it were Saturday– but because I’m trying to convince myself.  It’s gonna be a busy day at work today, kids, and this is probably all the blog you’re gonna get.  Feel lucky if you get a brief “bufflo tips” is what I’m sayin’.  Hope your day is less busy than mine.  Catch ya on the flip side.

no sweat

OK, so, I’ve been wondering whether or not to post about this thing which has changed my life.  Because this thing?  It’s a deodorant, and how lame is that to blog about?  But the thing is, every time I discover something life-changingly awesome, it tends to get discontinued.  SO.  I’m going to tell you, the Interwebz, about it in hopes that if more people buy this amazing thing, the company won’t stop making it.

This amazing, life-changing deodorant is Adidas Cotton-Tech.  Now, about a year ago, I went on a major hunt for an aluminum free deodorant.  I know the aluminum-breast cancer/Alzheimer’s link is unproven, but my thought was, if I can ditch the aluminum and not suffer a loss of quality of life, then it’s worth the peace of mind.  Well, about a week into my experiment with Alba Organics and Tom’s of Maine deodorants, my loving husband informed me that I smelled like a dirty hippie.  So.  That experiment ended abruptly.  After all, I don’t want to smell repellant to the one person I want to snuggle close (this was also the reason a lovely “orange blossom” fragrance did not work out).

On a recent trip to the grocery store (Harris Teeter), I noticed the Adidas Cotton-Tech and thought I’d give it a try.  I was fed up with the Secret I was using, because it was making white marks on all my clothes.  Adidas Cotton-Tech is aluminum free and apparently somehow absorbs the sweat like cotton, while killing bacteria that cause smells.  Dear readers, I had low expectations, but I can now report that the AC has been out in my office all day, and my underarms are not sweating.  Meanwhile my legs, which I habitually cross, keep sticking together.  The Adidas deodorant is also more of a clear-gel type, so it’s not going to make white marks on your clothes.  And I rather like the “green floral” smell.  It’s not baby powdery (though you can get a baby powder variety), which I enjoy, but also not overwhelmingly flowery.  It just smells clean, but not in some sort of Old Spice way, and doesn’t conflict with my other fragrances be they lotion or perfume.  So, please, help me make sure they don’t discontinue this product.  It’s only $3.99 at my local grocery store!

(P.S. If you ever need to guarnatee that you won’t sweat, say, wearing a silk top or something, CertainDri WORKS.)

programming note

I’ve decided to stop doing posts on the weekend, as no one reads them anyway, and I should really be trying to interact with humans instead of screwing around on the interwebz on my days off.  So.  Check out some of the fun stuff you may have missed this week, like the post about my pet-chauvenism, my take on Jon & Kate + Hate, and a lot of special Mark Sanford news including the Crying In Argentina Playlist.  And now, just for funzies, I will leave you with two videos.  The thing they have in common?  Both are local TV specials, made in the South.

First up is Turtleman.  I love this guy.  As my husband says, “You can just tell that he loves life.”  I’m sure anyone from the South could tell a story of an encounter with someone just like him.  As my boss says: “America.  People are doing crazy shit all over it.”

Next up is Skidboot the Dog.  He’s amazing.  Now my dogs commonly hear the phrase “WHY CAN’T YOU BE MORE LIKE SKIDBOOT??”

Y’all have a great weekend!

looking for mcdreamy?

Last night I was looking over my blog stats on the Lapple, sitting next to Jon on the couch.

“At least five people every day find my blog by searching McDreamy because of that post I wrote about you.”

“How disappointing for them to be looking for McDreamy and finding me instead!”

“Well, they at least get a picture of the real McDreamy.  I’m keeping you all to myself!”

So, here’s another pic for all you searchers somehow winding up here!