Short Saturday Update and RIP to Two Sites

A-Deadly-Adoption-Trailer-Kristen-Wiig-and-Will-FerrellQuick update: Little Boy’s birthday dinner was a huge success last night.  But really, what celebration isn’t when cake and wine are involved?  You can find us all hydrating today. Except for Little Boy. You can find him sidled up to a blackjack table in about an hour. As Johnny Drama would say, good luck baby bro!! Next question.

Also, I need to request a moment of silence for two blogs that I wrote on that had to go to blog heaven this week. “A Court of Two Sisters” and “Lifetime in Reel Life.”

Back in the day when DWC was created, this blogging phenomenon was taking off and you could say that I maybe got a little ambitious and excited. You could also say that no one else did because I believe the blog hits were just me and my co-writers checking on the page. So, due to that fact and also the fact that the last post on either of them was around November of 2010, I decided to stop paying for the domains and send them off on their way.

For those of you who didn’t read them (I’m looking at all of you), “A Court of Two Sisters” was supposed to be a cute spin on the NOLA restaurant and about the time Poops and I lived together. And one apartment complex away from her now husband, DJ Jeff. We had high hopes of co-contributing to this blog and documenting our “Three’s Company”-esque experience. There were some great times had at the townhouse, but none of them documented. Probably because we were too busy trying to squeeze two Chevy Tahoes into a not so generous two-car garage (mine suffered a bit), spent most of our time climbing up 3 flights of steep stairs (our butts did NOT benefit the way we thought), or were busy dissecting the Bachelor or Bachelorette whilst gaining the perspective of a male on how stupid we knew the show concept already was. So, our apologies to you on missing out on that thrilling experience.

Now, “Lifetime in Reel Life” kinda did have a shot at the beginning. There were several contributors, and I think we all know how much material there is to go around.  The premise of that blog was to watch the Lifetime movies (or current reality tv shows) and analyze them in a comedic fashion. We sort of had a good thing going, and then everyone got busy and one of us up and decided to create this amazing baking company that you should be using called Annie’s Petite Treats and the blog went by the wayside. And I’m a little sad in this exact moment that I didn’t make one last post about the new Will Ferrell and Kristin Wiig Lifetime movie “A Deadly Adoption” because…it was a real Lifetime movie?? Who knew.  Personally, I think Lifetime would have been genius to make that a big ol’ spoof and create their own “Scary Movie” version of an LMN movie with Ferrell and Wiig, but I’m not in charge. (If I had a penny for every time I said that, y’all…)  Anyway, I’m planning on DVR’ing that sister and seeing what all of the awkward fuss is about.  But alas, you will not read anything about it on “Lifetime in Reel Life” because it no longer exists.

Let’s be real here. I think you want my focus to stay on DWC and not on reviewing Lifetime movies. Unless I’m doing them here, which will most likely happen. Also, I don’t live with Poops anymore, so it’s not like we have a lot to contribute in the way of “Three’s Company” but there will be stories aplenty because we’ve only moved about 5 minutes away from each other.

Y’all have a great Saturday and I hope you can all sleep tonight after getting such breaking news from me. If not, have a melatonin and call me in the morning.  🙂

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Disconnected.

And I mean for real, y’all.  My iPhone decided to take a little summer dip into my coffee yesterday morning which resulted in some major sailor talk from me and some head shaking from Husband.

Typically when I take time off from work or go on a trip (especially one that involves changing a data plan) I am rarely on my phone. We have a family rule of no social-media’ing (or documenting) a trip while we’re on it.  We like to keep it personal…we take the trip with who we want to be with and we can show everyone where we went later.

So you would think that this would be an easy thing to manage. Everyone in the last 24 hours that I’ve told has said “That must be kind of nice!”  Well you know what it is? Frustrating.  If I were on vacation with all of my peeps I would be just fine. But I’m not and it’s very strange to not have a home phone, desk phone at the office (which I don’t have), or a mobile phone.  Freeing, sure, but a little unnerving at the same time.

It definitely has me thinking back to ye olden days of my youth when having a cell phone wasn’t really a thing.  In fact (now I’m going to age myself), I didn’t have a cell phone until my senior year of high school. And car phones were one of those things that were really expensive and you didn’t make a call unless you wanted to hear your dad say “Ok just tell me where you’re going and let’s get off this damn phone!” They were much like the airphones on planes….and you don’t even want to hear my story about that.  It involves a 2.5 hour flight and chatting with my mother the entire time. Another note: they don’t even have these anymore.

How did we get so attached to being connected?  I grew up my entire youth with my parents not knowing where I was. Or just trusting that I was where I told them I was going. (If you know me…I was.)  So the thought of not being able to reach your child at this point seems totally insane. (Much less your spouse, friends, family, etc.) But the counter thought of someone not old enough to drive having a cell phone also seems crazy to me.

So you can see why it’s very strange for me to be bugging out about not having a phone when half my life I didn’t have one, didn’t know what texting was, and someone not showing up somewhere just meant you had to wait it out.  Or hope that they checked their home answering machine.  Apparently gone are those days, my friends. We are officially slaves to our phones, whether we’d like to admit it or not. (Seriously…if you think you aren’t just drop your phone in the pool and see how you do.)

In other news…well, there really isn’t any.  Something about the Tony’s, and some prisoners escaping, and more FIFA drama. I don’t really know, I don’t have a phone.

Extra, Extra!

skimm-fb-logoDo you ever find yourself in a conversation with “smart people” discussing today’s current events and have no clue what they’re discussing? If you’re reading this blog, I’d like to think we’re like minded and your answer is yes.

So do I!

I actually find myself in this position a lot all of the time.  It’s mostly my bad because I find Andy Cohen to be the most interesting news source around right now. And I’m pretty sure that important world events in Bravo-land only translate to how Bethenny and Heather got into it at the table at Dorinda’s birthday dinner the other night. Which, for the record, I’m #teambethenny because too much.

It’s also because let’s be real–we’re amongst friends–the news is boring. And sad. And depressing. And pretty much “the sky is falling” and who wants to be Chicken Little all the time, anyway?

So, I was looking for a way to get the most current events in a quick, chick-lit type manner that will actually explain the issues to me, but that I can be finished with by the end of my cup of coffee.

Enter The Skimm.  This is life-changing, y’all.  Just like how I said unroll.me was life changing, so is this.  Two best friends (who happen to be news producers) sit down to give you a quick update in a pop-culture vernacular that hits your inbox first thing each morning. In addition to this, they also give you cheat sheets.  Today I read up on fracking.  I live in Texas and pretend to know everything about it. Even what that dang word means when thrown out in conversation. Thanks to The Skimm, now I actually know a little bit about what that is. And that makes me feel like more of a Texan.

The best part is, you can follow them via email newsletter, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Whatever your little high-tech social media-minded heart wants it shall receive.

So what does this mean? You, too, can be up to date on all of the “smart things” and still have your Andy Cohen fix. It’s truly the best of both worlds. Reality and REELality, that is.  #getskimmed

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Blogger People Problems

I had the BEST post going about our mini-moon to West Texas and this dummy hit the back button and deleted the whole thing. Thanks a lot WordPress!!

It’s not really their fault.

Anyway, I’m going to try to recreate it but wanted you to know that I was ATTEMPTING to own up to my promises from the sabbatical and my efforts were thwarted.

I’ll try again. My mom taught me that.

bye felitha

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World…

What is UP with this place, y’all??

I just read on MSN that some no-name actor beat his 81 year old landlady to death while also falling to his own death from what I read as a six foot wall.  There’s your karma, buddy.  Who does that?!

Fall is apparently the best time to fall in love, also according to MSN.  Personally, I think anytime would be great if it’s with your person. Just sayin…beggars can’t be choosers here people. And lest we forget…we are not in charge.  (I mean, if we were, I wouldn’t still be battling a swollen top of my foot from “falling” on my parents “cocktail table” while “dancing” at my sisters “engagement celebration.”  You can strike that last set of quotes, it actually WAS her engagement celebration rave.  YAY for Poops and Fin-dog!!)

In a time where celebrities and Hollywood seem to shape a lot of our fashions and sometimes opinions (we’re being honest, right?) I find it an appropriate time to get serious with you guys. (I don’t do this EVER on social media, so do me a favor and hear me out.)  Regardless of your stance, your opinion, anything, I think we can all agree that this country needs some help.  As a Christian, I pray to God that WHOEVER is elected into public office is guided by Him to do right for this country and its people. I hope that you will join me in doing the same. Max Lucado (one of my faves) is leading a 40 Days of Prayer for the elections and our country. Again, this is not a political stance–it’s for anyone elected. Find out more here and let’s give America the extra push she needs.

Thanks for listening and coming back!

-Libby

 

I Meant What I Said

I really did. What was a sore throat yesterday became an overnight sinus infection. I wont be fooled though…this isn’t my first rodeo with these babies.
So where do I find myself now whilst missing some important meetings at the office? At the minor emergency clinic. Ready for my feel-good shots and doses of realty. I’m telling you, the excitement in my life! I’m one step ahead of this infection.
I can take this opportunity to tell you that we are also rapidly approaching flu season, so be the responsible adults I know you are and get yourself a flu shot. I think they’re practically giving them away these days so there’s no reason not to. I’m almost shocked that the Salvation Army hasn’t trained their Santas on how to administer the shots…what a one, two punch that would be! And at every mall and street corner throughout the season! Should we start a pool on what animal based flu will sweep the nation this year? Just sayin…
Take care of yourselves folks– the molds, assorted flus and saccharin are on the loose and you never know what’s next.

Allergies. Are. The. Devil.

Molds may be the death of me.  They sneak up like a thief in the night. I go to bed icing my foot from an excited engagement party injury (dancing on an over-Pine Sol’d table…you do the math and no, I won’t elaborate on this now) and wake up with the sneezes and sore throat.  I wish that there was a sensor on my smoke alarm that would detect and alert me to when they’re going to strike so that I could at least fight a fair fight with Claritan-D and the usual suspects. Kinda like the carbon monoxide alarm…only allergies aren’t a silent killer.

Or are they?

I Had to Share

Normally, especially after a year long hiatus, I would want you to stay on my site and read my blog. (I’m funny like that.) But I have to pass along a site that was just recently sent my way–and if you’re not into Us Weekly or pop-culture you’d be better off not boring yourself because you won’t be able to keep up.  Please visit Suri’s Burn Book and let me know how much you enjoy it.  I think it’s going to be a lot. Nay.  SO MUCH!!! (Apologies to your employers…this will derail you.)