Hump Day Miscellany – No. 5 – a day early ’cause I need some attention!

Thank You Stevie Nicks

When I look at my blog traffic and see how people got directed here I find quite a few entries that originate with a photo of Stevie Nicks I used for an old post about how only beautiful women can make it in the rock ‘n roll business. The link actually takes you to the full page for that post. I decided to Google Stevie Nicks and then look at the images page and see what came up. The 6th picture on that page shows a location of edition.cnn.com but if you click it you get linked to my blog. Weird but good because otherwise I’d have very little traffic, particularly after my little rant the other day about the military hiring dancing girls who can’t spell and then following up with the Big Bummer post about how sad I am to have my kids leaving the nest.

WHERE IS THE LOVE, PEOPLE!!?? Geez. If don’t have some comment love in my gmail box tomorrow morning I might go out for a run to jump in front of a train.

Two Truths and a Lie
TriGreyhound (who at least loves me for my intellect) is perpetuating a little game Trisaratops started with her class, in which you tell 3 things about yourself. 2 are true and one is a lie. Your job, people, is to guess which one is the lie. You then play this game on your blog.

Here are my fun facts (one of which isn’t quite true):
1). When I was in Amsterdam in 1974 I got arrested for distributing political leaflets.
2). When I got out of high school I worked in a plastic bag factory on the midnight shift.
3). I was working on getting a PhD in physiology but got sidetracked when I hooked up with my now ex-husband and turned into a party girl, instead.

Please post your guesses in a comment. I’d like to promise some schwag like Trigreyhound but I’m not sure I actually have any. I could, however, make you a mix CD.

Car Update
The clear favorite in the blogosphere is the Subaru wagon with the bike rack. I think it’s the bike rack that did it but a lot of people really like those cars so maybe not. Here’s the thing, though. I like my old car. It gets more than 20 but less than 30 mpg depending on the kind of driving I’m doing so that’s not great but it often sits in the driveway all day as I sit in my jammies working. In other words, I don’t really drive it very far. Second of all it has real bumpers – the kind that actually do some good in a slow crash. I’ve been rear ended about 4 times and whereas the other car sometimes folds in half, my car suffers not a bit. Third of all it has a turning radius like no other.

I think I’m just going to hang on to it until it totally falls apart which might not be for a few ears. It’s an ugly old Mom-mobile but I can fit my bike in the back and that’s good enough for me.

The Cell Phone Industry is Evil.

My son’s phone just died. We got these phones as AT&T customers. Cingular bought AT&T and they are telling us that we can’t replace the phone without changing our plan. They don’t ‘have that plan’ any more and they don’t sell those phones. Clearly the phones we have work with the infrastructure they have and we all know that you can buy an ‘unlocked’ phone that will work SO WHY DO THEY MAKE US JUMP THROUGH THESE HOOPS! Of course the answer is that they want to sell you a phone and put you on a contract. Very, very irritating. I have no interest in upgrading or changing the 3 other phones on the plan and I don’t like being strong armed so it’s off to eBay to find a phone. So HA! Take that Cingular!

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12 Responses to Hump Day Miscellany – No. 5 – a day early ’cause I need some attention!

  1. Bex says:

    Don’t jump in front of a train! I’m still reading, as are many other folks. I think the fib is #3. Right??!Re cell phones: I agree. I hate mine too. I regularly lose it in the house. Then the dog finds it and gives it to me.

  2. Dori says:

    Hmmm…nobody could make up a plastic bag factory job. And you are so obviously a party girl. 🙂 I think the fib was number 1–you got arrested in Amsterdam, but it was for taking pictures of the “window dressing” in the red light district, not for political leaflets.Have you read the book “Prague”? There is a similar game in that story.

  3. Juls says:

    I vote for number 3 — “I was working on getting a PhD in physiology but got sidetracked when I hooked up with my now ex-husband and turned into a party girl, instead.”I don’t think anyone could sidetrack you from a goal if you were set on it.

  4. Stephanie says:

    I love that your blog is linked on the google images search. And I vote for #3 too because I had to read it a few times over. Also I had the same crap with an old ATT phone/Cingular madness. So I switched to Verizon.

  5. WADDLER26.2 says:

    I agree with Juls-you are not a person to be sidetracked.

  6. TriBoomer says:

    Cell phone companies… ARGGGH!OK, now that’s out of my system.I think #3 is the fib.Stay tuned…

  7. Jessica says:

    I’m here, I adore you. You couldn’t get rid of me if you asked me to stop reading. So there.

  8. greyhound says:

    Awwwwww, mom. We love you, and not just for your mind. 😉 I think number 1 is the fib. I somehow imagine you getting arrested for something bijter sexy.

  9. Bolder says:

    Door Number 2that couldn’t have been memorable…

  10. 21st centurysister says:

    Interesting that that the majority think the fib is number 3. I can’t comment, because of course I know.I say buy the Outback. It is a great car- we got our leftover 05 brand new for about 20k, it is a turbo, which I think was a mistake( hightest gas) but it is alot of fun to drive!I read your stuff all the time, but I just sort of figured out how to comment on line- I think I did it once before, and then forgot how! I will say thought, that during all the training stuff, I didn’t have much of anything to comment about- being the lazy thing that I am!

  11. Susan says:

    I vote #2 as false. Plastic bags? Hmm, or maybe #3 except with the party girl part being false and the Phd being real. I also voted for the Outback.

  12. jeanne says:

    so here i am already! But i know the truth too, bcs I read your blog top down. Guess i can’t get no schwag, huh. I’m glad you are keeping the old car. Good move.

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