Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Palin as President!?!

On Chris Matthews' show on Sunday, one of the panelists suggested that Palin may run for President in 2012. And just in case you're wondering, no, it wasn't some sort of Halloween prank. The panelist was dead serious. I'm assuming that the creators of this website must've either heard the same rumor or assumed that if McCain wins the election, he'll presumably drop dead immediately following the election, leaving Palin as President.

Here's a frightening sneak peak at what the Oval Office would look like. After watching this fright fest, I was reminiscing about the innocent days of 'yore when the most worrisome activities in the Office involved bjs, mystery stains & cigars.

*Be sure to click on everything, especially the front door. Also, this website will be updated daily 'til Nov. 4th, so check back daily!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


My signifcant other and I are looking to buy a house hopefully within the next year, so I went online the other day to get a credit report. I don't know why I ignored the funny guy singing the jingles in the commercials, but I did not opt for I chose another database for one dollar and moved on.

Anyway, today I checked PNC Bank online statement and I had two unauthorized charges for some random website. I Googled it, found out these websites are notorious for scamming people and called a number. I got some strange answering machine, so tried another. I spoke with this weird representative who explained that they would immediately refund my money. It was scary and sketchy.

Just be careful.

Your Mom

Friday, October 10, 2008

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Even more:

'Nuff said.

Phils in 4, baby, Phils in 4.

I Remember When...

Being out of the office was awesome and you were siked to not be behind the old desk. But, lately, being out of the office just completely stresses me out because the work don't stop anymore like it used to. this week i have been out 2 days and i have paid dearly for it! i hate working through lunch or staying late just because i was OOTO doing work!

god damn it. its not fair!!!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

House For Sale

Ah...I know everyone may be sick of me talking about my house, but it is for sale. And I am hoping for a quick sale. I know it's not the ideal economic environment, but you see Chairman Bernanke, I've fallen in love and am betrothed to a Philadelphian and and will be purchasing a home with him!

But there is a catch....I need to sell my house first!

I am incredibly biased, but my house rules. We replaced the heater, the roof and made other upgrades to it. It also has a lot of charm, really nice paint colors and 3 bathrooms -- unheard of! Plus, my sister and I loved it with our heart and soul. I have so many memories in that house....good and bad...and it tugs at my heartstrings when I see the "For Sale" sign. Please help me find nice people to take her. I love the glass entryway the most. Always have.

I Am Funny Like That....

Yesterday, I had a meeting in downtown Wilmington (yes, there is such a place) that required me to park in a parking garage. When I returned with my ticket to pay at the pay station, an attendant came out and asked if I was paying was cash or credit card. I replied, "Debit" to which he replied, "Okay, we have been having some issues with the cards recently, but give it a try." So I inserted my card and crossed my fingers and waited. He shrieks, "DID YOU JUST CROSS YOUR FINGERS?" and I nodded. "I HAVEN'T SEEN THAT IN YEARS!" and started laughing.

That's just one of the many old-school rituals I do. I don't step on cracks, 'cause I don't want to break my Momma's back, either.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Rachel Z(H)oe

omigod. can one person be so self-centered? she makes paris hilton look like mother teresa...she makes oprah in 2008 look like oprah in 1995...she makes...makes...oh hell, she just makes me sick!

and seriously, SERIOUSLY she looks like the grinch!

p.s. i still will watch the show. its really the only thing good on bravo lately. project runway this year sucks rabbit balls.

This Just In...

McCain is really bad at making jokes.

STOP. God.

Ripped Upper Lip

so, once a month or actually more like every 6 weeks, i get my upper lip waxed. i dont really know why i do it. i just feel compelled to i guess. my facial hair (what little there is) is all light blonde. but yet i put myself through the pain, cost and annoying 2-5 day aftermath of pimples and dry skin. someone tell me to stop. i obviously am incapable of being rational when it comes to dealing with a little natural peach fuzz.

I'm Sorry.

I thought about a lot of ways to apologize from being absent from this pretty unpretty blog for so long and after a while i realized that Fiest said it best...

I'm sorry
Two words I always think
After you've gone
When I realize I was acting all wrong

So selfish
Two words that could describe
Oh actions of mine
When patience is in short supply

We don't need to say goodbye
We don't need to fight and cry
Oh we, we could hold each other tight tonight

We're so helpless
We're slaves to our impulses
We're afraid of our emotions
And no one knows where the shore is
We're divided by the ocean
And the only thing I know is
That the answer isn't for us
No the answer isn't for us

I'm sorry
Two words I always think
Oh after you've gone
When I realize I was acting all wrong

We don't need to say goodbye
We don't need to fight and cry
We, we could hold each other tight tonight

...are we cool now? awesome. xo.

Status: Alive

Don't worry everyone. I'm still alive, even though my symptoms have not subsided. Nonetheless, I am still here. I'm about as excited as these guys.

Monday, October 06, 2008

I'm not a hypochondriac

But meningitis always gets to me. Not to say that I always get it, but the fear of the quick killer often worries me. Anytime that I have cold symptoms and neck pain at the same time, I start freaking out. Yes, I realize that the neck soreness sometimes comes along with colds, but knowing this doesn't ease my anxiety. I mean, the big M can claim a victim in just 24 hours.

Anyway, today my neck and upper back were killing my because of (I think) a bouncy boat ride on a North Carolina lake On Sunday. And tonight, of course, I felt a sniffle coming on. I will give an update tomorrow to let all you So Unpretty readers know how I'm feeling...if I'm still around.

Annoying. Twitter.

As a fellow Unpretty blogger pointed out, lately our blogging has lapsed as our 140-tweeting has increased. Blame short attention spans, I guess.

But here are things about Twitter that I find utterly annoying:

1) Baring your soul to an embarrassing degree: If you are crying in real life, it seems a little less genuine if you are also working your thumbs to update your iPhone with how sad you are. Let's keep some things private.

2) Twitter relationships: on my work account, there is a couple (one in Philly, one in Baltimore) that talk all day via their @'s on Twitter. It's embarrassing. A 30 year old man and his girlfriend that works at WalMart are constantly flirting and sending love notes via Twitter. They fight about him @'ing other girls on Twitter. They even have tweeted about their sex AND used the word "boner." Gross. But I say nothing, since it is my work account. Sigh.

3) Depressed Twitterers: This is not the same as #1. Some Twitterers, like in #1, just have bad days or moments. Other are CONSTANTLY bitching or sad. In fact, the WalMart girlfriend from #2 is one of them. Every post is about how she hates her life, or thinks her customers are stupid, etc. I want to tell her to get off Twitter and get ON Prozac. There was another Twitterer, a photographer, who was depressed for about 2 months, but luckily things seem to be looking up for her. So it's not a lost cause.

4) Worker-Outers: I don't mind the occasional "went for a bike ride this morning" or "ran five miles- I'm so excited." I do that myself sometimes. But I can't stand the peeps who use Twitter as a public log of their workout accomplishments. I follow two people that every day mention how far they ran, what pace they had, how many weights they lifted. It's like, great. You work out, I eat chips and stare at my computer. Thanks for the update.

5) People who bitch about hashtags: Lots of super twitterers are big social media folks. And they HATE hashtags (#). Honestly, I read more posts about hating hashtags than I read posts that actually include hashtags. There is a lot of stupid bullshit on Twitter -- about 75% of it -- and you just have to learn to ignore it. I ignore hashtags. Why get so up in arms over a pound sign?

And that is all for now. I'd love to hear your Twitter pet peeves.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Jeans that make you go UGH.

So, fall is here, I can no longer deny it. I even did the closet switcheroo. I have 4 bags of items to bring to consignment shops and the Salvation Army, but the one thing I cannot do is get rid of old jeans.

They almost always seem to come back in style at one point or another (and the hope is that I can still fit them when they do). But here is the dilemma: despite owning about 12 pairs of jeans, I am not sure which look good this season!

Do I still wear skinny jeans? Is that done? Can a gal as short as I am wear wide leg? (No.) What do I do?

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Twitter killed the blog star.

Alright ya'll. SoUnpretty has been pretty... lacking for the past few months. I know I am not helping AT ALL by not posting since I had long hair, I mean... WOAH. 

So, the culprit to this lack of blogging? Everyone's favorite micro-blog, Twitter.
Now when I have an asinine thought I want to share with I shorten it to 140 characters and broadcast it to the world. 

So anyway, sorry blog for cheating on you with your younger, sexier and more popular-for-now cousin, Twitter. 

Please forgive me?

Happy Birthday!

I thought this image was appropriate. Happy birthday to a certain So Unpretty reader/editor!

It seems so simple.

Every time I write inside a card for someone, my heart starts racing. Beads of perspiration form on my brow. The palms of my hands become clammy. In order to avoid error under this kind of pressure, I always write out my messages beforehand. But last night I still messed up one word inside a just-bought Hallmark original. Bought a second card today. Hopefully it goes better this time.