This blog just keeps gettin’ weirder

Faithful reader Stephanie just made me a part of Donna's family. In the '70s.

Me and fam 

It's like I'm visiting from the future, telling Donna's mom a little secret. "Donna is gonna put this picture on mybloooooog! We are all gonna obsess over it! Don't spend your money on this phoooootoooo!"

But while you're up, what is this?

Feeder  

I mean, other than an empty bird feeder because I am obviously the meanest person on earth? What is this–this substance all over the ground?

 Auto  

My car was similarly covered in this…thing which I sort of hoped was vanilla frosting. It somehow hearkened back to my childhood. To those many years in Michigan, when I said, "MOTHER OF PEARL WHY DO WE LIVE IN A SNOWY CLIMATE?! I CANNOT WAIT TO MOVE AWAY!!"

You guys. We moved to the SOUTH. I thought it was all, you know, hot and syrupy and magnolia-y here all the time. I thought I was gonna fan myself indolently with a palm frond. What is with the SNOW action?

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Marvin had to pour hot water on my windshield because we don't own any of those thingies to scrape off the car. Yes, we did both grow up in Michigan. Shut up. You honestly forget. Plus, remember the part where we thought we'd be indolent with the palm frond?

And yes, Marvin is in his pajamas. They delayed school two hours. At least if it's gonna snow in the South, they have the decency to be wimpy about it.

Do you know what I need? Warm clothing, is what I need. All I have are cotton pants and cute little flats. Do you think I own one pair of tights or any sort of foot-covering device? One of my LA friends said I could get something called Cuddle Duds, but I am sorry, I cannot bring myself to purchase anything with the name "Cuddle" in the title. I could purchase something with "Duds" in the title, but that would also involve "Milk."

Oh, and hey! Speaking of bizarre images, did you notice my blog looks a little differented up? Sadie Olive, my fine blog designer, did some Botox injections. So I revamped my description, because how often do I talk about health (oh, and by the way I did try to weigh myself like I said I was gonna, and my scale just says "Lo" when you turn it on. I figure it is saying, "Girl, don't even bother to step on here. Your weight is lo, girl. You look GOOD! Mmm!" Or perhaps it needs batteries.), and I have my cute Comment of the Week thing, not to mention I now have Disease a la Mode, where I will fill you in on what's wrong with me now. Plus I still have blogs I like, although I am telling you now that people who go more than a month without updating are gettin' kicked off that list and I am talking to you, Miss Doxie!

And finally, I am not that mean. It's just that those birds will eat a whole tube of that seed in ONE DAY, I am not even kidding you and sometimes life takes over and I forget to refill it. But I try. I am tryin', dog. Keepin' my head above water. Makin' a wave if I can. Temporary layoffs. Good times!

That's what the birds will say if I ever feed them their ding-dang seed again.

36 thoughts on “This blog just keeps gettin’ weirder

  1. I never knew that’s what Scale meant when she says “LO”. I always just changed the batteries, but now, thanks to you, I know she is just trying to pay me a compliment.

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  2. I don’t know if it will make you feel better, but it was about 20 degrees here in Michigan today. And that’s so ding dang cold I doubt a cuddle dud would help. Even if I knew what it was. Which I don’t.
    That picture is scary hilarious.

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  3. Yes! Yes! Cuddle Duds are great and Cuddle Johns are even better! I have three pair. They come in yummy solid colors and cute, cute prints. They are incredibly soft and wonderful!

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  4. That picture is soooooo funny!! I feel inspired. I’m going to see if I can somehow have a family picture made, and then put all of our pets'(4 cats, 1 big dog) floating heads in it. All looking adoringly at me. The composition possibilities are endless!
    And the new blog look is great !
    And actually, I’m envious of the snow. Here in Missouri it’s just COLD.

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  5. HELLO!!! Can we please change addresses? I live in Erie,Pa and we have 2 FEET of snow yes I said 2 feet and we are supposed to get more. Please Dont put HOT water on your window you wont like the out come and your insurance company wont like it either. I saw a man do that once at Taco Bell and it shattered his window. He was from Virginia. He said he wasnt coming back. EVER! If you ever need a scraper use an old credit card if you use a good one it might not work any more. Or you could do what some of my in-laws do they just turn on the car and let it run until the stuff melts off. P.S. Nice jammies Marvin.

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  6. So why does mine say Hi?
    Hey, next time your Sadie Olive tinkers, ask her to make it so we can comment on the Disease feature. Because I am thinking you will want lots of feedback in that section.
    Here in Utah, it has been wa-arm. Like, flipflops in the middle of the day, but boots when the sun goes down. We’re prob. in for a blizzard first thing next week.

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  7. Arn’t you glad that we didn’t decide to leave floating head picture on the photographers foor? By the way you are more than welcome to impose yourself looking up at 13 year old Marvin in the magenta beret picture.

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  8. okeeeeeeeeedokeeeeee…First, Junie Bee….I LOVE YOUR CAR!….it is my dream car…altho, I think I do need a yellow bug with a black convertible…so I would look like a BEE, of course….and Secondly…I think the birdies actually are sooooooooo very smart, that they KNOW that it is gonna snow…so they fill their bellies OH SO FULL…at least, thats what mine do here in TN!….creative blessings, Debbie

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  9. Al Gore called, he wants his global warming back.
    This IS a health blog. You blog about your mental health all the time. It’s why we are so shocked, um…, I mean… captivated. Really. And amused fits here, too!
    Smiles,
    Nancy in FL

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  10. Are you part swan cause that photo makes your neck look really looooooong. floating neck. Other than that, let’s all contact the U.S. Treasury to see if we can get your profile on the quarter. That’s a classic.

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  11. There’s a reason when I bought my new car, I got it with remote start. That way after it’s run 10 minutes, there are small holes melted in the layer of ice on my windshield, so I can get a start on chipping the rest off. Why yes, Minnesota DOES resemble a frozen tundra nine months out of the year.

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  12. Urk. Snow is due here tomorrow. Coast of Maine – wind howls in off the Atlantic and brings a kind of moist cold that seeps into the bones and cannot be relieved without a warm bath, a wood stove, or hot chowder, and sometimes all three. Stay warm!

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  13. I love how she sepia toned it to match the rest of the lovely tanned family. I was just saying today how I’m not excited about snow coming. Funny, because Nester’s Sister “Chatter” did this really nice post on it with the same snow layer as yours. She didn’t convert me. It could be summer all year and I’d be thrilled. I should move south -further south than you I guess, –I want my own palm frond.

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  14. He… we woke up to the same white crap all over the place. It was not supposed to stay, but a nice storm blowing down from the Arctic means that the temps are below freezing so the stuff stays with more to come.
    Another good scraper device for car windows, especially if they’ve got a coat of ice on them, is a CD broken in 2 🙂
    Cheers Eva

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  15. Duh I forgot what I wanted to say about the bird feeder… could it be squirrels raiding it? I was once staying with friends in Sweden and they were ‘complaining’ that the birds would empty their feeders almost faster than they could refill them. One morning I was sitting near the window with the feeder and saw it was a squirrel who had found a way of emptying the feeder and taking off with the seed!!! We watched him do it for over half an hour… not a single bird in sight hehehe.

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  16. They had that early snowstorm in Michigan this week, and there was a picture of a man shoveling a path to his mailbox through 2 feet of snow so that the letter carrier could leave him his mail. That confused me, because, where I live, if there were 2 feet of snow, there wouldn’t be any mail. Or school. Or anything. Life as we know it stops if we get more than 2 inches. Meanwhile, my nieces up in Maine went to school in blizzards.
    I can’t remember why I am telling you this, but there was a reason. Oh, well…tell me if you figure it out.

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  17. Oh, wait – I just remembered. So, I’m wondering if the snow south of, say, Pennsylvania is a different kind? Maybe it’s harder to shovel or something? And maybe that’s why the South needed slaves, in case they had a snowstorm?
    Just had to put that out there…

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  18. Not much snow here in Oklahoma, but we do tend to get ice. I was always told to use cold water to clean off the windshield so the glass doesn’t crack from the extreme difference in temperature. Sort of how you’re not supposed to put a cold glass dish in a hot oven.
    I like the blog revamp. Looks good!

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  19. Woke up to snow here too.
    The kids loved it but I did feel a little embarrassed when THe Girl was outside looking at the snow in her new jacket, a long sleeve shirt, jeans and pink glittery flip-flops. I guess the saying is true: You can take The Girl out of the desert, but you can’t take the desert out of The Girl. And she swears her feet weren’t cold at all.
    I, on the other hand, am a cold weather wimp. I’m ready for spring already.

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  20. STOP THE RPESSES! We have a slight problem, June. When I click on one of your side bar thingys (which are GREAT, by the way) I cannot then hit a “main” button or something like that to go right back into your regular blog page. I had to keep hitting “back back back” until I was there. It took a whole extra 11.4 seconds to get back to this page. Can your blog lady fix that?

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  21. Hi June!
    Love the new blog – particularly the new “what disease I have today” portion. But, as one of your commenters mentioned, we totally need to be ablt to comment on this section! I had to email you instead!
    Also, crazy that you have snow already. We have not a speck here in sunny Salem, MA! However it’s icy cold. With the wind chill today? It’s the equivalent of 15. That’s really just stupid, if you ask me. Dumb dumb dumb. WHO, pray tell, wants to be anywhere that cold? Not I.
    Keep those photos coming! We need to see one of Lula soon! And Winston.
    xoxo,
    Happy Thanksgiving soon!

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  22. IS THAT SNOW IN GREENSBORO?????!!!!!! Tell Pajama Man Marvin not to pour hot water on your window, that’s not healthy for the glass. If we had any moisture in the air we would have had snow as well. It was 25 degrees this morning. Yesterday the wind chill was 22 degrees and this is south of Atlanta. That’s why I’ve been wear my long silk underwear all week. If I had cuddle duds I would have worn them. Just a few days ago it was in the 70’s, what happened? If we have three flakes of snow in Atlanta, EVERY THING comes to a complete stop. In the early 1980’s we had 18 inches of snow and the entire state closed for three days. No joke, the government didn’t operate for three days, and then we had delayed openings. LOL! I guess we didn’t have a single snow plow or salt truck.
    The added head in the family photo cracked me up.

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  23. Love the new relative in my photo.
    Am impressed with the way it looks. Could not ask for a nicer relative. So does that mean we are sisters?
    Mother will be pleased.
    Send me some snow—-I want snow it is too HOT here (Australia) for snow at Christmas time. Does not feel like Christmas without some of the white fuffy stuff. Ding Dang it.
    Oh and had a laugh about the okeeeeeeeeedokeeeeee… as my granddaughter says that I say it all of the time. lol

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  24. Not to correct the proofreader or anything…but are you sure you don’t want to fan yourself indolently with those palm fronds instead of insolently? At least if you were being indolent you’d be in a better mood.

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