Head cold

It's Saturday. It's a holiday. Eight people are going to read my blog. Hi, eight people!

So I will be brief as opposed to boxers. First of all, Marvin showed me that if you Google Image 241543903, you just get image after image of people sticking their head in the freezer.

I am not making this up. Go look.

Sometimes I adore people. This is one of those times.

Also, I am getting mentally prepared for the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon. I have NEVER MISSED watching at least a few minutes of this wretched show throughout my entire life. I mean, where else are you gonna rock out to some Tony Orlando and Andrea McArdle nowadays, huh?

To get in the spirit, I called my friend David in LA and sang, "Could you please arrange? To let me keep the change? For my kids." (With apologies to Faithful Reader Saginawman, whose fault it is that I remember this song.)

Do you remember that? Oh, how I wish I could sing it to all of you. Jerry Lewis, with his fine singing voice, would sing that in a 7-Eleven commercial every.single.year. right before the telethon.

So I sang it to my friend David, who was walking the streets of LA–not that he's a prostitute–and he said, "You have to sing this for Keith. Let me put you on speakerphone."

And that, my friends, is how I ended up singing to the streets of Los Angeles last night, and I am just waiting to get discovered. Sure, Marvin does not allow me to sing in the house, in the car with him, or anywhere that he is anyplace near me, but I am telling you he doesn't know from singing. Even if he DID graduate from music school. I have a fine voice.

I don't know WHY the cats look scared whenever I belt out the "800-588-two three hundred EMPIRE!" song.

Okay. That is all I have to tell you. Is anyone doing anything fun this weekend? We are having a dinner bash in about eight seconds and I am in my rose pajamas and the house looks like Sanford & Son's, so goodbye.

52 thoughts on “Head cold

  1. Forty seven isn’t eight so you’re doing well in the blog Nielsons, right? And, yes, I know I’m a little late reading and posting. Been catching up on the Marvin courtship. Deep drama. No wonder the soaps have fallen off the radar — they’re competing with the likes of you. And we already know how the story ends, even! Keep it up.

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  2. Dear Brenda,
    When June started blogging and it was Bye Bye Buy, Marvin picked the name Marvin Gardens after the spot on the Monopoly board. June picked something anonymous sounding and just used his last name. The end.
    Dear Juice,
    So, this making one’s own yogurt thing…. how difficult is it on a scale of 1-10? Do you buy acidopholous (or whatever that bacteria is called in yogurt)? Inquiring minds want to know.

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  3. By the looks of your comment section, more than 8 people are online this weekend. But I’m taking it easy, myself. ๐Ÿ™‚ Our only plans include nightly neighborhood gatherings (yes, there is one 4 nights in a row this weekend!) Which is just fine by me.

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  4. This Labor Day weekend I plan on avoiding labor of any kind. Naps, TV, blog stalking, Bejeweled Blitz,… that ought to take care of it.
    If June isn’t your real name, does that mean Marvin isn’t really a Marvin?

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  5. Hey, Christy, I thought the comment about cleaning out the frog tank might get a reaction! Yes, my older dog, Carmen, is deathly allergic to sooooo many food items that I must cook for her.
    Making yogurt isn’t that hard, June. You can make great creamy butter in a mason jar and your own cheese, too!

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  6. Hey, Christy, I thought the comment about cleaning out the frog tank might get a reaction! Yes, my older dog, Carmen, is deathly allergic to sooooo many food items that I must cook for her.
    Making yogurt isn’t that hard, June. You can make great creamy butter in a mason jar and your own cheese, too!

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  7. Hey, Christy, I thought the comment about cleaning out the frog tank might get a reaction! Yes, my older dog, Carmen, is deathly allergic to sooooo many food items that I must cook for her.
    Making yogurt isn’t that hard, June. You can make great creamy butter in a mason jar and your own cheese, too!

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  8. I have been so very productive that I need to brag about it in a very front-of-the-class teacher’s pet kind of manner. Because that’s how I roll.
    So far this weekend I have:
    Spend 6 hours thoroughly cleaning my house.
    Picked up my CSA
    Baked banana bread
    Made soup
    Made chili (in process)
    Made yogurt (in process)
    Practiced with my band
    Attended a crab feast
    Volunteered at church
    Hosted a canine visitor
    I’m done with being productive. The dogs and I are headed to the park to loll around, read and chew stuff.

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  9. And:
    While grocery shopping yesterday I saw the Ding Dong aisle and threw one in my cart. (Thanks to all the chatter on this blog.)
    I ate it but did not enjoy it. It tasted so processed or something. The Little Debbie cake rolls are so much better.

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  10. So far this Labor Day weekend I feel like a short order cook. A “starving” teenage son and a husband who is working on week 9 of excruciating back pain, seem to get hungry again just as I have washed the last dish from the previous meal.
    My husband managed to venture out with me, crutches in tow, to the beverage store to stock up on wine. This is exciting to us because there are two employees that we seriously can NOT tell if they are male or female. It drives us nuts, and it has become a game to see if we can figure it out. They are so asexual it is fascinating. We lead a full life.

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  11. I, too, obviously have nothing more to do than check in to see what June is doing on this beautiful weekend.
    We had a surprise party for my dad’s 65th yesterday. Nothing more planned than a run to the store for more tonic water. Sittin on the proch with vodka tonics. Life is good.

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  12. Strangely, you have way more than eight comments here. ๐Ÿ™‚
    My mom and my daughter are visiting us, and today we’re going to Elitch Garden’s, which is Denver’s big amusement park/water park. It used to be a Six Flags, but now it’s not, but it’s still the same place. I think this will be our fifth trip there this summer (season passes). Last time, I went on the Mind Eraser, which is one of those roller coasters where your feet hang down and the track is above your head. I just wanted to prove that I could still do it at age 42. Well, I did it, and my head banged all around in the headrest thing, and I spent the rest of the day with a headache. I don’t think I’ll be doing that today. Getting old blows.

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  13. We took an informal poll at our house once, and my husband declared the Empire commercial to be the most annoying. I can think of worse.
    We have already had our little fun holiday get together on Saturday, so Sun. and Mon. are devoted to ripping up the landscaping in the front yard to prepare for Tues. sewer work. A true Labor Day Fiesta.
    Have a fun weekend!

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  14. i work in an operating room. it’s a holiday weekend. and a full moon. i don’t know what i will be doing but i’m pretty sure it will be exciting.

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  15. I spent the day stripping in the backyard…furniture, that is. I came in to have lunch with my four deeelightful teenagers who were just getting out of bed at noon and after we ate I said “I’ve got to head back out to keep stripping” and they just said “Gross Mom. Nobody wants to hear that”. So I thought I’d share it with you and the other 7 folks who read your blog.
    I did take a break mid-afternoon to help my daughter wash the carpet in her VW Beetle because she spilled a latte in it a few days ago. As children are inclined to do, she completely ignored my sage advice to “clean that up right away or your car will smell like raw sewage” and now she says she can’t drive it anymore because the smell makes her eyes water and she can’t see the road. Shocking.
    Hope the dinner party was a smashing success, even if you never made it out of the rose pjs.

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  16. See, June, many more than eight!
    OK, today consisted of catching up with the DVR: Project Runway (can you believe who won?? That seemed so rigged), Models of Project Runway, 2 eps of Property Virgins (LOVE that show! If they’re couples, I love figuring out which ones shouldn’t even bother buying a house because their marriage is heading south way before the mortgage will be paid off).
    Then while husband and daughter were at the Mets game–which they lost, of course, being as they are the Mets and husband paid lots of money for the tickets and he’s so sad when they lose, thanks a lot, Mets–I went with my BF to the new Renee “icky face” Zellweger movie. I know I’m being mean here, but my god, how does she feel when she sees her squinty little self on the big screen?
    Then back home to find daughter explaining to husband how to use his new iPod. (Why do kids have to act like explaining technology to us is such a chore? Did we do that eye-rolling thing when we went over math problems with them for the 80 billionth time? Well, maybe, but even so…)
    Then it was on to an original Star Trek episode of “split personality Kirk”!! HA! Overacting at its cheesy best.
    OK, now no evening is complete without checking June blog. Wow, it’s only Saturday–two more days to go!

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  17. I started my Labor Day weekend not laboring at all but spending it sunning my self in the sun. I intend to continue this labor for the next couple of days although not at night when I will park myself in front of the television and watch whatever mindless marathon Discover is playing (please let it involve Mike Row).

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  18. mistykrystal: very funny.
    Beth and son and I just got home from Kings Island, a Cincinnati amusement park. You may have seen this park on a Brady Bunch episode, or a CSI episode (Grissam likes to ride roller coasters), or a Wide World of Sports when Evil Knievel tried to jump some busses. None of that was happening today. I will have to go on my blog to spill about lost keys. Everyone have a good holiday, I am off Sunday but back to Target Monday to listen to more people’s cell phone conversations.

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  19. I was looking into the freezer-head meme, and thought to myself “wow, this reminds me of something similar…” Then I remembered! I have a set of pictures from high school where my friends and I tried to shove ourselves into my locker.
    I should find those and upload them.

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  20. At tonight’s gathering, I think you should consider going with a Fred Sanford beverage selection. If you want classy, mix champagne and ripple and make some lovely Champipple. On the other hand, you could kick back with a little cream and ripple, which is, of course, Cripple!

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  21. Furry Godmother- MAKE dogfood??????
    My plans: currently: watching college football and eating armadillo dip (no armadillos in armadillo dip, it’s just ground beef, taco seasoning, salsa and cheese whiz)… in a bit: going to church.
    Tomorrow: nada
    Monday: heading to the lake and then having a shrimp boil at my mom’s house.
    nothing too terribly exciting… except for the shrimp boil. that will be quite excellent. but then again, it’s all about the food for me.

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  22. The question is not HOW does Marvy find these sites, but WHY does Marvin go looking for them in the first place?
    I am befuddled.
    I have to go clean out the frog tank now and make dog food. My life is multi-textured like that. Don’t hate.

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  23. The question is not HOW does Marvy find these sites, but WHY does Marvin go looking for them in the first place?
    I am befuddled.
    I have to go clean out the frog tank now and make dog food. My life is multi-textured like that. Don’t hate.

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  24. The question is not HOW does Marvy find these sites, but WHY does Marvin go looking for them in the first place?
    I am befuddled.
    I have to go clean out the frog tank now and make dog food. My life is multi-textured like that. Don’t hate.

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  25. Cleaning the house (once I manage to peel myself away from this laptop), and packing, because we are leaving for California on Sunday! So I get a reeeeeeeeeeally long weekend. My long weekend ends next week Thursday. Like, NEXT week Thursday. The 17th. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  26. June, it would appear there are lots of us who have nothin much to do on this glorious? (dreary day so far) weekend+1. I’m doing housework, sorta, paperwork, sorta, and the very important job of keepin up with June and lolcats (thoroughly).

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  27. 16 comments – must mean your readership has doubled! Too cute that Lindy’s mom makes her dogs wear life jackets….I er we have tons of plans that I haven’t bothered to tell the hubby about yet, I am sure he will be thrilled: 3 different grocery store runs to stock up on the sales, a Wally world run for printer ink, going to the dog park, grilling on Monday and hopefully working in the yard later on today. Shhhhh, don’t tell him all of this is in store for him!

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  28. Oh Bell, your Jenny comment made me laugh, how cute is that? Whenever I go shopping and they ask for my phone number (how annoying is that and why do they even need it??) I always give them 867-5309. That’s the advantage to having young cashiers who don’t know the song. Wait, what were we talking about now?

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  29. Am I missing something with the freezer thing? I don’t get it. Now people sticking their heads in ovens…I get that…but I guess that’s not funny.
    I have an indelible memory of Jerry Lewis chowing down on a gigantoid Sara Lee cake brought on stage during the telethon (I think this may have been 1977 – yikes). I guess he’s a Sara Lee fan.

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  30. Still a few holiday adverse folks out here reading blogs instead of laboring on Labor Day. Or working up to it. I’m preparing to scrub a cat stained floor (due to our one in a million cat, Kirby, who headed down the long, slow incline to being put to sleep, and when I put hardwood floor on one side and Kirby on the other, he tipped the scales by a long shot). I’ve already pulled up the carpet, and pad, and tack strips, and sneaky little staples securing the pad. On to hands and knees to scrub. How’s that for the spirit of the holidays, huh? My hubby’s out playing golf. Man’s a genius.

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  31. I’m the 9th commenter, so there are more than 8 people reading your blog this weekend. Aren’t you relieved? I’m with Donna on the head-in-the-fridge number – how DOES Marvin find these things?
    The high point of our weekend might be taking the kids to one of those expensive eat-while-you-watch cinemas to see “Aliens in the Attic”. Aren’t you jealous? Other than that, we’re preparing the house for new carpet next Wednesday, which means moving all breakables somewhere the installers don’t have to move them. This could be a looooong fun-filled weekend.
    Have a nice one.

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  32. My three year old is obsessed with singing that Jenny phone number song from the eighties (867-5309). The thing is, he only gets the last three numbers right. The other numbers change with each rendition of the song. “Jenny, don’t change your number. I need to make you mine. Jenny, I’ve got your number—674-1309.”

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  33. Hi Junie,
    Happy long weekend to you! Look – now you have 9 comments! See? More than 8 people read your blog on the weekends! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I have a similarly boring weekend ahead. Cleaning (but I have to do that every day, as I have two very, hairy dogs and one very messy husband!), putting together a pretty planter I’m donating for an auction, and then grocery shopping! Wooo HOOOOO! Will the excitement ever end?

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  34. Ooooo I think I’m number 8! How do people come up with, “Oh, I think I’m going to make the number 241543903 a picture of me with my head in the freezer and see who follows”. Then four years later there are a zillion pictures. And as Donna asked, how does Marvin find these gems?

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  35. Just had to google the number and you are right. How does Marvin find these things. Or is he the one behind the– take a photo of your self in a freezer and post it?

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  36. Work the whole weekend. Your weekend sounds much more exciting. And I am sure that more than 8 people read your blog on the weekend. I just have to read it all of the time. Cannot get by without reading it. Makes my day.

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  37. Cleaning, shopping, cooking, cleaning some more…a little paperwork for work…maybe some blogging. Washing dishes BY HAND since my dishwasher is currently not working. Yeah my life sucks sometimes. You can read about my toilet paper rant on my blog:
    http://mbryt1.blogspot.com
    I want to hear June sing…maybe you should YouTube it.

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  38. Thanks for getting the Empire Today commercial stuck in my head. We have nothing exciting going on. I sent one of my dogs with my parents up to their lake house. Last I heard, Pickle (the dog) was in her life jacket getting into the kayak with my dad. My mom is a little crazy (ok, a lot) and makes the animals wear life jackets when they are on the boat or in the water. Oh yes, this is my life.

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  39. Look up glamorous in the dictionary and there I am. Cleaning, dusting, and gardening followed by grocery shopping and planning for the end of summer BBQ on Monday. I love me.

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  40. Cleaning the house, sleepover for the kids, working on my budget and finishing a project for work. Wow!…I do live large don’t I?

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