March 30th, 2010
People experience social media in varying degrees of engagement, and we try to be respectful of that (knowing that 75% of the world probably thinks this blog a complete loser makes). However, today, we hit a wall with the multiple exclamation marks on facebook. It really makes us feel insecure that you feel that degree of elation multiple times a week. ”It’s a beautiful day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” ”Going to spin classsss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” ”I love my friends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” It’s scary. Makes us feel like we need to duck. Like you are going to be really intense. Like there is something wrong with trying to keep the emotion level pretty steady. Why doesn’t the beautiful day make us feel like swinging from vines and beating our chests? Should going to Lenox make us feel the same way that winning the lottery would make us feel? It’s Tuesday. It’s 10 am. Experiencing a very normal 70% happy / contentment. Is that so bad?
What’s your biggest fbook pet peeve?
March 29th, 2010
Sunday 3/28. 2pm.
It started out innocently enough. Yesterday, preparing for a nice Sunday afternoon spring run, was suddenly struck with the overwhelming urge to hear “Lady Marmalade” by Christina Aguilera. After discovering that you cannot download the single (so annoying – do not want to spend $12 to get a bunch of songs by Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor), decided to rummage through high school mixes to try to find it.
90 minutes later…the best BHS c/o ’01 mix to ever be created was created. Haven’t run like that since wearing soffee shorts around the track (probably shaking a clipboard and bossing everyone around). Enjoy!!
ps. If anyone is wondering if elaney still remembers every word of Hope (the stripper’s) rap in Perfect Gentleman, check!
pps. Feel free to add more!
March 28th, 2010
“We both shop at the J.Crew sales rack, and it’s catching up to us.” - Reader Melby, on seeing elaney show up in the unmistakably same coral J.Crew cardigan she was wearing
Reader Melby: ”You should like that guy.”
elaney: ”Sure, but why don’t you like him?”
Reader Melby: ”Oh trust me, I would, if he had any sort of physical attraction to me. I basically showed him my boob trying to get him to like me.”
elaney (laughing hysterically): ”You are so funny. You are the funniest girl I know. Are you this funny around guys?”
Reader Melby: “Absolutely not, guys don’t understand anything I say. They just look at me with blank stares.”
elaney: ”Yeah, you are pretty girl funny. Maybe you could try to work it in a little more though.” [Then remembering all that had been said...] ”On second thought, maybe not.”
March 26th, 2010
Dreams Can Come True; alt title, emum, is this the kind of thing you were talking about when you were saying “keep more things to yourself”?
“Look at me babe I’m with you…you know you gotta have hope…you know you’ve got to be strong…” - Des’ree
Many years ago, we had a dream. To have the same kind of curly, wavy hair that Readers shawty and K-Mart Krieg used to sport at BHS. Cannot confirm or deny either way but will admit this may have been prayed about. About a year ago, we started noticing a new little wave. Hmm, suspect. Then over the course of the year, slowly the wave became more obvious. We’ve asked you what you thought. Today, we have to confirm. Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Mousse really does the trick. Super cheap and perfect for the girl who wears her hair wavy every once in awhile. Can’t stop taking pictures of myself with the Built-in iSight!!
UPDATE: This is what we learned from Jolie at Van Michael this week: don’t over scrunch – it will make your hair frizz. Comb out your hair in the shower. Add mouse, scrunch a couple of times, then one scrunch to put wet hair in the towel. Voila!
March 26th, 2010
“I like when you can go from something crass and stupid to something very smart.” - John Cusack
Perhaps John Cusack is the male version of an elaney girl (we’d sub “crass and stupid” with “silly and fun”). Today is the day for Hot Tub Time Machine. When we told our co-workers we kinda wanted to see it, they politely suggested we not tell anyone else that. So…here’s the question: coming off of your The Hangover, and perhaps a little more open to the ridiculousness of movies like this (don’t try to say you didn’t like Wedding Crashers), do you kinda want to see Hot Tub Time Machine?
Reply as Evite Would Want You To:
Yes! Turn the Heat Up
Maybe – The feeling is Lukewarm
No Way. Brrr…What is Wrong with You elaney?
March 25th, 2010
Essentially love it or hate it. More grandma and shoes today. What is the deal with all these grandma, trendy Oxford pointy shoes? Can anyone who doesn’t live in Little Five get away with these? We find them hideous…yet intriguing. How do you wear them?
Thanks for the tip, Reader Ememli!