Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Random ramblings on this lovely Tuesday morn.

  • I’m in a really frigging good mood today.  I have no idea why.  But I thought I should report this, since last week I was disgruntled and cranky and whiny and bitchy.  I told you guys I’d come around eventually!
  • The good mood may have to do with the number of chocolate chip cookies floating around this office.  The really really good kind from Costco.  They are leftovers from the UPA Farm Tour on Sunday.  I *may* have eaten my weight in cookies in the past three days…

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  • This admission might have you wondering if I’ve fallen off the better-eating-and-exercising wagon.  Well, not really.  Only the cookies.  Otherwise, I’m still behaving.  Promise.
  • Yesterday, I devoted my entire blog to my brother and his birthday.  I was thankful when I saw him last night at his ball game that he didn’t murder me with his eyeballs.  I did, however, know enough to keep my yap shut when the ladies in the stands decided to sing happy birthday to him post-game.  That might have been the final nail in my coffin had I joined in…
  • It was a chilly night at the ball field last night – so chilly, that I did not partake in any ball park beers.  Well, that, and I couldn’t deal with another hangover like I had last Friday morning.  And also, because I didn’t have my “orangutans” with me, as one of the players remarked.   That’s right – my “orangutans” are a bad influence on me.

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  • I would like to spell it “orangatangs” but spell check disagrees with me.
  • The boys won big last night, mercying the Ottawa Blitz 7-0 after 5 innings.  Now they can finish this off tomorrow night in Manotick, with the game going at 9 PM.  Mother and I are trying to decide if we are really dedicated enough to make the trek for such a late game… I’m still entirely undecided…
  • Back to Luke’s birthday for a minute… his in-laws got him a level and a stud finder.  Us?  We got him a hockey stick.  Priorities, you know.
  • I am very glad that he got a level and stud finder, though.  Now he has no excuse to not come and put up the shelves that I bought ALMOST A YEAR AGO.  I was just waiting for him to get the necessary tools to do this job for me.  Yay!
  • My friend Sharon texted me on Friday night to inform me that Ryan Gosling has been cast to play Christian Grey in the 50 Shades movie.  I sulked.  I have since done some searching on the interwebs, and can’t find any hard evidence to back this casting story up.  Phewf.  No offence to Ryan Gosling, I think he’s a total hottie tottie.  But if Ian Somerhalder is not Christian Grey, I’m going to cry.

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  • Speaking of Ian Somerhalder… today is the day The Vampire Diaries Season 3 comes out on DVD.  Yes, my Amazon order has been placed.  I hope to be caught up by the time Season 4 begins in October.  Watching Ian Somerhalder as Damon every night for a month?  Shouldn’t be a problem…
  • I feel as though I haven’t devoted an appropriate amount of blog space to Chad Brownlee yet.  Not my friend Priscilla’s husband, but the hockey-player-turned-country-star whom I fell in love with at the Shawville Fair.  I caught his performance on the CCMA’s Sunday night, and the dude can literally make me swoon.  I do believe he’s pretty much a Canadian girl’s dream.  I adore him.

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  • I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention 9/11 today, on the 11th anniversary.  It’s unbelievable to me that it all happened 11 years ago… the memories come back in a heartbeat, as if it was yesterday.  I was a scared college kid, not quite understanding what exactly it all meant, but knowing that the world had changed forever.  It was the first time I’d known a fear that deep.  Reflecting and remembering today, 11 years later…

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Linking up today with Impulsive Addict and Shawn for Talk To Us Tuesday

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…as well as Stacy Uncorked for Random Tuesday!

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12 comments:

VandyJ said...

It definitely makes for a better morning with no ball park beers the night before.

Question--did you ever figure out what UPA stand for?

allstarme said...

Since I couldn't get through 50 Shades, I barely cared who they cast but I don't think Gosling works either. Though he has a man's body, his face is a bit too childish for me. Christian, in my mind, looks a little more rugged.

Connie Weiss said...

I think ballpark beers taste the best. Almost as good as patio beers.

Impulsive Addict said...

Mmmm....cookies! I may need to make some today. Thanks a lot, Jill. Just what I need. More dimples on my ass.

I would be ok with Ryan playing Christian I think. But, I truly feel like they will go with someone unknown so they won't be "known" for any certain type of roll. Just a feeling.....or is it because I have connections in Hollywood? lol

Thanks for linking up with us! xoxo

Magical Mystical MiMi said...

Okay, thanks for the craving for chocolate chip cookies!! AND BEER! Some may call you a bad influence but you're my kinda' bad influence. - Cheers! - Says MiMi through bites of cookie and drinks of beer! ;)

Miss Angie said...

Yummm cookies, and YUM Ian Somerhaulder! LOVE IT!

And I wont read 50 shades, but based on what I know Ian would do a far better job at being a sexy sadist than Ryan Gosling would... Just saying...

Good job being good, I need to be. :(

HickChickBritt said...

Why would they have a baseball game so late? Umm yeah Chad Brownlee is every blue blooded country girls dream. Do they play him on the radio at all where you live? He is on all the time here, and I think he is probably my favorite artist right now.

Stacie said...

A chocolate chip cookie warmed in the microwave for a few is pretty hard to beat!

Steph said...

I've been on a cookie dough kick. It really isn't helping with dropping the baby weight.

PKB said...

I think people are finally starting to realize that the Chad isn't my Chad. It has taken a while though.

Jillian said...

I'm starting to fall for Chad Brownlee too (I'm really sad I didn't go see him at the Lloyd Fair in July I only went for Carly Rae Jepsen) but boy he is adorable. I don't really care about 50 Shades but i agree that Ian Somerhalder would make a better Christian Grey (though I personally was imagining taylor kitsch (granted I was watching a lot of FNL when I was reading it)

Jo said...

chocolate chip cookies put me in a good mood too!

I still haven't read 50 shades .... too many books to read, too little time (and money to buy the books)