Monday, June 22, 2009

A brief (but important) list

Things I kind of wish would go away:

1. Twitter. WTF is twitter? I don’t want to tweet or twit or whatever the fuck. And if I see one more news report or headline or magazine article about what Ashton Kutcher or Anderson Cooper or some basketball player "twittered" I’m going to hurl. I'm not sure why, but the mere mention of this site makes me want to scratch my eyes out.

2. Greeting cards with sound in them. I went to the Hallmark store the other day and was verbally accosted by two thirds of the cards I cracked open. What happened to just a spunky old lady or a dog in a birthday hat? Must everything be interactive? Can’t I have a quiet moment to send someone well wishes? (Coming soon, twitter from your birthday card!)

3. Healthcare bills (and the corresponding bill collectors who incessantly call to make sure I pay them). These people call me every morning at precisely 8:30am. They have not figured out that I have caller I.D. I know it’s you asshole, I’m not picking up.

Things I’d like to see more of:

1. Baby clothes. I was reminded of this last night at the home of my friend and mama-to-be, Candi. Little tiny Chuck Taylors, mini courderoy overalls, little baby onesies on little baby hangers. I am consumed by the cuteness. Even when I was in the throes of infertility despair, nothing could make me go all gooey and warm like an itty-bitty sundress at Old Navy with coordinating lilliputian flip flops.

2. Random acts of wit and whimsy:
As I was driving to the gym one day, I saw a busted out portion of a long brick wall. I thought, “Gee, that’s weird.” But I will be forever grateful to the person who saw it and thought of this…

What I wish I had seen whlie driving, but only read about in the newspaper, was Raleigh artist Joseph Carnevale's creative use of traffic barrels.


MsLisaL said...

Don't dis the Twitter. Its a great way to be "friends" with a celebrity. Or those real friends who just don't like Facebook.

Loved the Kool-aid guy, and the hazard-barrel monster. You know the kid who did the barrels was arrested? The barrel company wants him released. lol

I've gotten some new tiny clothes, which you'll see next week! Can't wait. Now, we've got to start finding new ones for you-know-who.

lynn said...

Now you know how I feel about MySpace and Facebook! I just joined Twitter and love it because it's so simple.

I saw the Kool-Aid cardboard in person and laughed, but laughed much harder as it wound its way through the internet -- how often do you think pics like that have been photoshopped? Now I really have to give the benefit of the doubt.

As far as baby clothes go, who else are we finding clothes for? You can't just leave a comment like that!

Steph said...

Man I really hit a nerve with the Twitter! I would actually check out the website but I have a bad internet addiction problem already so....

lynn said...

But it's compatible with Facebook -- and MySpace too. :)

Lisette said...

I hate Twitter too Steph!!! argh, I draw the line at Facebook, and no I don't want to know what you do every 5 minutes.
I miss Gainesville when I saw the Kool-aid graffity art.