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Saturday, December 13, 2008

There’s Not Really An Excuse

You know what I can’t do?

Well, lots of things, actually. I can’t tap dance (although there have been times I wish I could). I can’t whistle. I can’t seem to pass a mirror without checking to be sure there’s not something in my teeth.

But what I’m noticing at the moment is that I can’t watch TV and blog at the same time.

This, of course, doesn’t keep me from trying.

For cryin’ out loud, people, What Not To Wear is on!

I don’t know what it is about that show. The strangest people come on, people who have been nominated by friends and relatives because of their ridiculous dress habits. People who wear sweaters with appliquéd Christmas trees and sequined reindeer on them, people wearing Halloween-themed socks, people with permed mullets and uni-brows. Two days’ shopping in New York with Clint and Stacy, a day with Nick and Carmindy on hair and make-up and these people emerge fabulous and fashion-forward.

And I’m a huge sucker for before and after pictures.

But why I think I can watch this show and write at the same time is beyond me.
Dammit, this blogging thing is serious business, and I am not treating it with the gravitas it deserves.

On the other hand, I’ve written a blog every day for the last 148 days in a row; and they can’t all be cheese danishes, can they?

No. They can’t. Sometimes they're unbuttered toast.

Happy Saturday, everyone.


ICKY said...

You say permed mullets and sequined reindeer like its a bad thing.

mbuna53 said...

This blogs tastes very dry, and it is getting crumbs all over my keyboard!

Jennifer said...

just found your blog last week & now your part of my daily must check... I love your style & you crack me up...i read about Liza Bean Bitey (of the Minneapolis Biteys) to my daughter & now she is hooked. Happy Saturday to you too!

Jennifer said...

ok...i know this is a bit OCD of me, but I mis-used "your" in my last post...should've been "you're". *i also have CPA...sorry.

Sweet Cheeks said...

This post was more like pancakes to me. A pancake is great on Saturday morning and who cares if its good or not? Just having it available when you roll out of bed and not having to create it yourself makes it wonderful! This is a good post - pass the syrup please...

frogponder said...

Dear Daughter started a fashion trend in elementary school by wearing mis-matched socks. (This could have been because her mother dumped all her socks in a drawer without matching them up.)All the fashionable little girls started wearing mismatched socks.

Pearl said...

Hi, Icky.
Please post pic of you in your holiday sweaters.

Hi, Mbuna.
Sorry about that!

Hi, Jennifer.
Oh, I'm so glad!
Liza Bean has been lurking around my keyboard today. I suspect the little bugger has deciphered my password. I have a catering job tonight and the gleam in her eye is making me nervous. Last time she looked like that, I found a fish in my pocket...
Must keep eye on her.

Hi, Sweet Cheeks.
Mmmm. Glad to make your pancakes this morning!

Hi, Frogponder.
Very "punk" of her! I can see where that would catch on.


Ann's Rants said...

Ok, but unbuttered toast is more sustaining. Cheese dainish? Good going down, but sits like a rock. Pearl, you don't ever sit like a rock. Well, you probably are right now since you're double-screening it, but you know what I mean.

KMcJoseph said...

Buttered toast always lands buttered side down when you drop it and cats always land on their feet.

If you strap a piece of buttered toast to the back of a cat and then drop it, the cat and the buttered toast will begin to rotate in mid-air and never touch the ground. It's true!

If you don't believe me, try it yourself.

Pearl said...

Hi, Ann.
"Double screening it". :-) I really like that.
And thank you for your kind words!

Hi, KMcJ.
I showed your comment to Liza Bean Bitey (of the Minneapolis Biteys). She didn't say anything, but she did write something in a small notebook she keeps and then said she needed to use the car to run to the store. She may have run for butter, in which case you should probably keep a sharp eye out for the next couple days. :-)


The Retired One said...

What kills me are the ones on "What Not to Wear" that refuse to let them cut their hair or do their makeup. For God's sake...do you know how much people pay for their advice/help? And especially the one girl that had straight, hippie hair left over from the 60's....she wouldn't let Nick touch her..then went to makeup, had it done and said she would never wear it after....Lord! I also watch the show while blogging....so if I am talking about someone in my blog and accidently use the name Nick, well....you know......
I can relate!!!!

IB said...

148 posts in a row? Jesus! I am feeling like a slug, now. I can only seem to manage 1 a week and I don't even watch all that much TV.

Thanks for the fun posts (and for following my blog)!



June Saville said...

Pearl I have been known to be writing my blog, have the TV on, AND radio, be half way through the washing up, vaccuum cleaner out, and phone calls in between. Blogging is a rough life.
June in Oz

Comedy Goddess said...

Please! I drop everything for Clint and Stacey!

Usually it's my snack dropping because I can't eat when they are around.

justsomethoughts... said...

148?! thats quite an accomplishment i say.
and, i love the cheese danishes. but i prefer the flakey ones. not the doughy ones. ok. just thought you needed to know that.

Braja said...

I can't quite get over the fact that people who are wearing appliqued sweaters actually let themselves be filmed/photographed. That's plain nasty...

Joy said...

I LOVE before and after pictures. When I'm brave enough (or perhaps drunk enough but I don't drink that much now), I'll post my before and after pictures of rooms of my house as I create order from chaos.

I also blog and watch TV at the same time and miss a lot, so I'm thankful for the DVR!

Gotta go check on my package with UPS now!

Gadjo Dilo said...

"What Not To Wear"? Not the original British version then? Ooh, call me a bit starchy, but I would happily put those 2 presenters on trial for crimes against individulaism.

Pearl said...

The Retired One, I know exactly which woman you're referring to!!
Yeah. That one left me unsatisfied.

Hi, IB.
Yeah, I don't know what's gotten into me.

Hi, June.
It's a tough life. :-)

Hi, Comedy Goddess.

Justsomethoughts, if you and I ordered two danishes, and yours came doughy and mine came flaky, I would let you have mine.

Hi, Braja.
I've just never understood wearing an embroidered turkey on your chest for Thanksgiving or -- the one that really blows my mind -- Teddy Bears. No! They are NOT "cute"!

Hi, Joy.
Some people clean up really nice. :-)

No, it's the U.S. version of the original. Quite a bit more watered down, but yeah. It's that one.
There's only been one, really, where I felt the woman actually lost something. Some chubby punk rock chick with just the most mischievous free-spirited attitude I've ever seen. They "cleaned" her up, and while she loved the clothes and the hair really suited her, at the end, when she met up with friends and family at her favorite bar, you could see in her eyes that she was suddenly very aware of being looked at, and being judged. I didn't like that, and I've even wondered about her...

Primarily, however, it just seems to get a lot of spandex and much-too-small clothing off the streets. Life is hard enough without the topographical map of some hefty chick's ass in one's face!


Barbara Blundell said...

I'm speechless

Kavi said...

Fantastic ! A post a day for 148 days is no mean an achievement !!

This is worthy of emulation !!


Red Squirrel said...

148 consecutive days? I'm not sure if that's impressive or scary :)

BrotherO said...

I’m very relieved to read you can’t blog and watch TV at the same time. I’ve been under pressure for years to multi-task but just can’t do it. I’ve tried watching “Who wants to be a millionaire” while texting, but my text messages suffer, “Need to meet at 13, 22, 11 0830 tomorrow Open the case”. See, it’s nonsense. That said, you can probably actually multi-task because I read where women are great at it. Something about being able to use the right and left brain like a computer uses two processor chips. Heck, I have trouble focusing on folks who are right in front of me talking to me. It’s like I’m Charlie Brown and the person in front of me is making the teacher sounds, “Whaa Whaa Whaa Whaa”. Oh, I did like how you ended the entry. Now I’m hungry for a pastry.

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

Oh my goodness, if I didn't watch TV while I blog, I'd never get caught up on my Tivo watching. I typically do at least 3 or 4 things at once. Multi-tasking is my life! That's probably why I call it My Crazy Life.

SassyTwoSocks said...

I walked past Clink recently on the Upper West Side (where I reside) and he's one skinny man. Anyway, luckily for you, you can blog whilst watching TV and only half paying attention and still be entertaining. Damn you.