Treat?!? Treat!? Pieces of Wisdom Wednesday

Goodness, you all certainly like to indulge yourselves. And I am glad of it. Nothing's worse than some I-have-no-time-for-myself martyrdom. Cut it out. Is what I say. Maybe I could take over Dr. Laura's soon-to-be-vacant position with my fine advice.

"Hello, Dr. June? I find myself increasingly sad. I can't sleep, can't eat, I enjoy nothing any more."

"Cut it out."

Yes. I have found my true calling.

Anyway, thank you all for participating in Pieces of Wisdom Wednesdays. You know, "Wednesday" is a hard word to type. Every time I type it, in my head I am going "wed-nes-day." What a stupid word, Wednesday.

In case you are just tuning in, and if you stuck around after that last paragraph I really have to hand it to you, Pieces of Wisdom Wednesday (wed-nes-day) is where I ask my faithful readers a question on Tuesday, and then on Wednesday I share some of the wisdom y'all all offered me. This week's question was, How do you treat yourself?

Fortunately for us all, I was able once again to capture some of your answers on film, with my magic erase board.

Wasn't there some magic picture thing on Captain Kangaroo? Am I hallucinating again? Remember the Toothbrush Family?

Tbfam

Brush your teeth.

Round and round.

Circles small.

Gums and all.

'Cause brushing your teeth the round and round way will keep your gums healthy and stop tooth decay. So brush very carefully three times a day.

Go round and round.

Do you think I remember the preamble to the Constitution? I mean, past the Schoolhouse Rock part? Do you think I can tell you anything from that big table of elements we were supposed to know about? What was that thing called?

But the Toothbrush Family song? That stayed right in there. Why?

Despite this, I still feel I deserve treats occasionally and apparently so do you. Here are some of the answers you gave me yesterday to my query:

Pedi
Many of you went the spa route, including manicures, pedicures, massages and so forth. And I am sorry, but Marvin's disgusted expression and having to touch his least-favorite thing, feet, is so hilarious to me that I have to include both photos that I took. Because torturing Marvin is a hoot.

Marvisrepulsedatpedis
Heeeeeee…

Deepbooks
Another big favorite? Reading. You buy yourself books, or you go read somewhere. Obviously, you can't all be expected to read the highbrow stuff I read. I mean, we're not all brilliant like me. And the princess. And whenever I refer to Princess Diana, I call her "The PrinCESS" in my head, with an emphasis on the last syllable, like the British say it. At least I think that's how they say it. Whatever. Obsessed with the prinCESS. Could not have been more traumatized by her untimely demise. I wish Harry would hurry up and marry Kate Middleton, so I can obsess over someone new.

Howdoigetyoualone
For some of you? Just getting alone time is good enough. I do not know why Marvin had to get six centimeters from me, so that you'd have to struggle to understand that I am in a closet. Perhaps you're wondering what that silver thing is above my head. It is left over from when I didn't get to dress up as a drag queen.

Piffle.

Lusonappy
Speaking of treats, I told Tallulah she could have a cat treat (because she is on a diet and we don't even HAVE dog treats currently) if she'd go to her bed and pretend to sleep. And do you know she went right over and did it? Who grew up starring in my blog? Who knows what's expected of her? Who loves her a salmon-and-other-cat-flavors Pounce even though she's a dog?

Anyway, some of you said you nap, and at least one person said they nap with their dog as a special treat. I enjoy napping with Tallulah. She's a good little sleeper, and if you are readjusting and accidentally kick her, she doesn't hop off the bed in a huff like the cats do. The cats are such effing divas.

So that wraps up Wedges of Wisdom Wednesdays or give yourself a wedgie Wednesday or whatever we call it. Thank you again for participating. And if no one remembers the Toothbrush Family I am gonna feel like a total freak.

P.S. Happy Laura Ingalls Wilder's wedding anniversary! The fact that I know that makes me much less of a freak.

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Author: June

At one point, I was sort of hot, in a "she's 27 and probably a 7" kind of a way. Now I'm old and have to develop a charming personality. Guess how that's going.

63 thoughts on “Treat?!? Treat!? Pieces of Wisdom Wednesday”

  1. We the people…. sorry I don’t remember the toothbrush song but I can sing the entire preamble and many other of those school house rock songs.

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  2. I also say Wed-nes-day. Also Chews-day. IN MY HEAD, I say them correctly out loud.
    Also I think William might be a bit pissed if Harry ups and marries ole Kate. Isn’t Harry with some Chelsea chick, anyway?

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  3. I also say Wed-nes-day. Also Chews-day. IN MY HEAD, I say them correctly out loud.
    Also I think William might be a bit pissed if Harry ups and marries ole Kate. Isn’t Harry with some Chelsea chick, anyway?

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  4. I also say Wed-nes-day. Also Chews-day. IN MY HEAD, I say them correctly out loud.
    Also I think William might be a bit pissed if Harry ups and marries ole Kate. Isn’t Harry with some Chelsea chick, anyway?

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  5. Oh, right. William. Whomever. SOME royal needs to marry SOME pretty girl so I can be obsessed. I was obsessed with Caroline, the one JFK Jr. married. Maybe me being obsessed with these women is bad luck for them…

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  6. Oh yup you’re right Paula – it’s William and Kate. I can’t remember if Harry and Chelsea are still together or not?
    Is it just me or does Chelsea sound like a very un-royal (yup, thats totally a word) name? I like the name, but it doesn’t sound as awfully grand as Diana or Kate. I like her though!

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  7. I like Kate too and wonder what goes wrong. They seem to almost make it to commitment and then she flees. My guess is William dresses up like an otterhound and wants her to dress up like one of GrammyQueen’s Corgis. And wear her hat from Ascot. And Kate is all, EFF THAT, Prince Freak.
    And then I think that maybe it’s ME that’s really the freak.
    I am also obsessed with the Kennedys and here is my burning question about them: They have all that money and none of them ever thought to have their teeth fixed?
    I am gonna be sooooooo late for work now.

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  8. I like Kate too and wonder what goes wrong. They seem to almost make it to commitment and then she flees. My guess is William dresses up like an otterhound and wants her to dress up like one of GrammyQueen’s Corgis. And wear her hat from Ascot. And Kate is all, EFF THAT, Prince Freak.
    And then I think that maybe it’s ME that’s really the freak.
    I am also obsessed with the Kennedys and here is my burning question about them: They have all that money and none of them ever thought to have their teeth fixed?
    I am gonna be sooooooo late for work now.

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  9. I like Kate too and wonder what goes wrong. They seem to almost make it to commitment and then she flees. My guess is William dresses up like an otterhound and wants her to dress up like one of GrammyQueen’s Corgis. And wear her hat from Ascot. And Kate is all, EFF THAT, Prince Freak.
    And then I think that maybe it’s ME that’s really the freak.
    I am also obsessed with the Kennedys and here is my burning question about them: They have all that money and none of them ever thought to have their teeth fixed?
    I am gonna be sooooooo late for work now.

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  10. Jan also obsessed with the royalty. Not just the princesses. ALL of the royalty. And, I also say Wed-nes-day. says:

    I do think Harry and Chelsea are still together. I don’t think they will ever marry, I think they both like their hard partying ways too much to settle down.
    OK, Wills, we understand. Second in line for the throne, Momma was unhappily married to your dad. Dad was always with that hideous Camilla and then mom died. Your life has been tough. But you are the responsible one. The good one. The heir and not the spare. Harry can get away with partying it up and dressing like a Nazi. You cannot. That sweet, beautiful Kate has stuck with you and loved you through it all. Marry her already.
    I just had to get that out. I’m sure William will respond because I am positive he lurks here. He might even be a commenter. Does anyone know Cosmo’s dad’s real name???

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  11. Jan also obsessed with the royalty. Not just the princesses. ALL of the royalty. And, I also say Wed-nes-day. says:

    I do think Harry and Chelsea are still together. I don’t think they will ever marry, I think they both like their hard partying ways too much to settle down.
    OK, Wills, we understand. Second in line for the throne, Momma was unhappily married to your dad. Dad was always with that hideous Camilla and then mom died. Your life has been tough. But you are the responsible one. The good one. The heir and not the spare. Harry can get away with partying it up and dressing like a Nazi. You cannot. That sweet, beautiful Kate has stuck with you and loved you through it all. Marry her already.
    I just had to get that out. I’m sure William will respond because I am positive he lurks here. He might even be a commenter. Does anyone know Cosmo’s dad’s real name???

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  12. Jan also obsessed with the royalty. Not just the princesses. ALL of the royalty. And, I also say Wed-nes-day. says:

    I do think Harry and Chelsea are still together. I don’t think they will ever marry, I think they both like their hard partying ways too much to settle down.
    OK, Wills, we understand. Second in line for the throne, Momma was unhappily married to your dad. Dad was always with that hideous Camilla and then mom died. Your life has been tough. But you are the responsible one. The good one. The heir and not the spare. Harry can get away with partying it up and dressing like a Nazi. You cannot. That sweet, beautiful Kate has stuck with you and loved you through it all. Marry her already.
    I just had to get that out. I’m sure William will respond because I am positive he lurks here. He might even be a commenter. Does anyone know Cosmo’s dad’s real name???

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  13. Three times a day? I’m supposed to brush my teeth 3 times a day? Crap. The tooth brush family looks like they could be distant cousins to the dancing hot dogs at the movies. School house rock rocked. I owe what I know about history to them. Which isn’t much.

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  14. While living in the UK I totally fell for the royal family. Or is that Royal Family? I was there when PrinCess Diana was killed and we had a tea and other british bits while watching her funeral service.
    That Prince William is a handsome man. And I’m so pleased the Queen is stepping over her atrocious son and crowning that boy.
    By the way, I’m totally with Marvin. Hate me some feet. Hate.

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  15. My favorite schoolhouse rock song was “I’m just a Bill.” Probably because my dad’s name was Bill and he was oh SO entertained when I’d sing to him, “You’re just a Bill.”
    I also say Wed-Nes-Day. And Veg-ja-table when I type it. And Feb-Ru-Ary.
    That Kate, she is going to be a beautiful prinCESS, just like Lady Di. Sigh…

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  16. The periodic table of the elements, in case it was still bugging you.
    Princess Diana died at the beginning of my first semester of college. My roommate and I had decided not to get a TV to save money, and didn’t hear about it for a couple of days as a result. When we found out, we immediately went out and got a TV. Looking back, I’m not sure we would have rushed out and gotten one if it had been other major world news that we missed, say a massive earthquake or a war or something. Says a lot about our priorities, huh?

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  17. I do not need that toothbrushing poem because I have a Sonicare, the greatest toothbrush in the world.
    I am with Marvin on the feet thing. Everyone in my house knows they will have the wrath of me rain down on them, if they ever dare put their feet anywhere on me.
    I hate the word Wednesday, too. It is a very annoying word.
    And June, do you see what you’re doing there in the closet? you’re looking up at the camera, the angle you advised me to use when having dinner on Saturday with my old boyfriend who is super hot. I’ve been practicing all week, talking up to people. It’s a very good angle.

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  18. I’m another Wed-nes-day sounder. The English language sucks ass.
    Love, love, love the pics of Marvin and your feet. Can’t get enough of his disgusted face.
    I watched Captain Kangaroo sparingly. I’ve gotta tell you he more than creeped me out with his mustache and his funky hair cut with bangs. That main just had too much freaking hair. You know I’m not sure but I think he combed his ear hair into his sideburns.

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  19. Hulk (Who never thought PrinCESS Diana was all that...a frickin' future king couldn't score a hotter chick???) says:

    Somewhere, Michael Landon is crying about that anniversary…I know it.

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  20. I also say Wed-Nes-Day. And B-E-A-U-tiful, like he does in Bruce Almighty.
    Happy 71st Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz!
    Bet you totally forgot and didn’t even mail them a card!
    I once read a book about Judy Garland’s life, and sister was messed up. The book was a good read though, even though it was a million billion pages long.

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  21. Wedgie Wednesday. bwaaahahahah!
    LOVED Diana. Can’t wait for Kate. Man up, Wills, I desperately need a dress and wedding to obsess over, and Say Yes To The Dress ain’t cuttin’ it.
    I’m with DuffyLou, Captain Kangaroo creeped me out with the hair and moustache and purple (or red?) velvet outfit. But Mr. Rogers? My mom said it was like I had been given grade A drugs and was transfixed to the TV.

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  22. Do you know what is not a good angle? Let me tell you. I was painting a mirror yesterday. It was on my kitchen table and I bent over it and caught a glimpse of my face hanging straight down. Give it a try if you dare. Scared the bejesus out of me.

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  23. Hulk (Who knows what John-John was saying just before the plane went down: "If you and your sister don't QUIT your EFFING bitching about this weather...") says:

    Painting a mirror???
    Like, to make it look like stained glass or something?

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  24. Hulk (Who knows what John-John was saying just before the plane went down: "If you and your sister don't QUIT your EFFING bitching about this weather...") says:

    Painting a mirror???
    Like, to make it look like stained glass or something?

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  25. Hulk (Who knows what John-John was saying just before the plane went down: "If you and your sister don't QUIT your EFFING bitching about this weather...") says:

    Painting a mirror???
    Like, to make it look like stained glass or something?

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  26. Don’t you already have that Tiffany bag? It looks a lot like the bag over your head in the coat closet where you went to be alone.
    I can’t say that I was obsessed with Diana, but I did make a point of staying home to watch the funeral. And am so glad that Wills got her looks and not his dad’s.

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  27. That handbag is to DIE for. How do you know the price? I looked and looked. MAN, is that pretty. Those are my two favorite colors, too, the silver and the aqua. Yumm.
    Must have that bag, June.
    And someone else up there beat me at telling you it was the periodic table of elements. Sorry I’m late to the party!

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  28. I was in the hospital when Diana died. Then I was still there when the fashion guy died in FL (I can’t believe that I forgot his name, must have blocked it). And the hospital didn’t have cable, so I knew EVERY. SINGLE. THING. about Di & the fashion guy since I was forced to watch every breaking news story/update for 2 weeks. I suppose I could have turned off the tv….

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  29. Captain Kangaroo did have a writer thing. Marvin would make a nice Mr. Green Jeans some day, I think.
    Knowing you know the hot dog song makes me feel better about knowing ALL the verses to Love boat’s theme. Thanks June!

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  30. Mr. Rogers had Picture Picture, is that what you mean? I don’t remember the toothbrush thing. The Captain creeped me out. Mr. Goodbody omg.

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