Random Musings Friday…

My brother yelled at me last night for slacking yesterday and not posting anything.  I was busy running around with my mom and I had no time, but apparently, that’s not a good enough excuse for him.  He’s getting to be very demanding about this.  Apparently, the most important thing I can do in a day is post something on here that will entertain my brother.  Well…brother…I hope this makes you happy…

Isn't he adorable??? BTW...that steam is from the pasta...which my SIL made...which was insanely good.


First…I would like to wish my father a very happy…belated…birthday!  (I wanted to post this yesterday, but never got a chance.)  I’m not supposed to tell anyone how old he is, so we’ll keep it a secret…but look at these adorable cupcakes I made…

Please notice the candles...


I keep telling him that age is just a number…actually, that’s not true.  What I keep telling him is that Gene Simmons is only one year older than my dad is and he had to get a facelift.  I don’t think my dad finds this funny at all, but the rest of us get a kick out of it.  Really…he looks great…no facelift necessary…see…

Ok…enough teasing my dad.  On with this week’s random musings…

  • The other night J compared me to an old shoe.  (He’s big on analogies.)  I think he meant it in a nice way, but really…is there a nice way to say that?  No, no there’s not.  I think we’ve been together too long…the romance is gone!
  • I was watching the Real Housewives of NJ the other day…you know I love those crazy bitches…anyway, they went out to lunch and of them said “Oh, we should go on vacation.”  This led to further discussion and they decided to go to Italy.  Then they all went home and said to their husbands “We were talking and we want to take a big group trip to Italy.”  And all the husbands said “OK”.  Just like that.  Now…I realize this was probably set up before hand.  But wouldn’t it be nice if life were that easy?  I tried it out on J when he came home from work.  He didn’t say OK.  I had to give it a shot, right?
  • I’m reading Such a Pretty Fat by Jen Lancaster and I think this is her funniest book yet.  I can definitely relate to is, as I’m trying to lose weight myself.  I’ve been laughing out loud while I read on the bus and the train.  The other morning I was hysterical laughing and the woman next to me…who must have thought I was a total lunatic…actually scooted herself closer to the person on the other side of her.  Maybe I should only read Jen’s books at home!
  • Sometimes things happen during the week and I make a note of them because I think they are funny.  But when I go to write about them I find that while they are funny, they are not things I can post on here.  They are either too dirty or offensive in some way.  This week there were two things like that and I just realized that I like dick jokes far too much.  Hell…just writing that sentence made me laugh like a 12-year-old boy.  I have problems. 
  • When you write the phrase “I had no time”, the WordPress spell check suggests you change it to “I had know time”.  That doesn’t even make sense.  Spellcheck fail.

Since I can’t include the other two things I planned to post today, I’m going to have to end things here.  Have a fabulous weekend!!!


  1. Way to keep your promise to your Dad.
    BTW – LOVE the candles, made me LOL! 😉
    I read Such a Pretty Fat on the plane to NOLA, and Wilzie got so irritated about my constant snickering and pointing out passages to him that he just started reading it over my shoulder. Its funny ’cause its true.
    What good girl doesn’t love a good dick joke?? I mean, COME on!
    Have a great weekend 😀

  2. Happy birthday to your dad! (Belatedly!) You and your brother totally look related.

    SAPF was my favorite Jen book also. Funny…and it made me all kinds of motivated!

  3. Your blog prompted me to google Jen Lancaster which then prompted me to look for Such a Pretty Fat on Amazon. And thanks to my sister’s Amazon prime membership I’ll have Such a Pretty Fat on my doorstep when I get home from work on Monday. Yay! Thanks!

  4. first, happy belated bday to day! i am so dumb, it took me a while to see the 60’s on the candles. i was like “wait, are those boobs? eyeballs?” yeah, i’m bright.

    second, i have been DYING to get a jen lancaster book, so you totally just sealed the deal…totally adding a book or two to my next amazon order.

  5. Happy Birthday, Shana’s Dad!!! And you don’t look a day over 39. Nor do you look like you need a face lift. Gene Simmons looks like he’s been rode hard and put up wet. You don’t look that way at all. Nor do you look like an old shoe.
    Shana, on the other hand….

    Just kidding, love! Please tell J there is no tactful way to refer to the woman you love as an old shoe. Even if it is meant to include the comfort of your relationship. Just don’t even try. It will never work out well. And all of Jen’s books are freakishly hysterical, but SAPF was one of her best. I love that she is a victim to everything I am…food…fashion…cute animals….the 3 of us were separated at birth.

    And if the woman on the train moves AWAY from you, you are doing something right. Keep up the good work.
    Happy Champagne Friday…er…Saturday!

  6. If it wasn’t for Salt I would have never discovered Jen. I didn’t want to like her first book she seemed mean and too preppy then getting half way through I was humbled by her being humbled and I fell hard for her! I can’t wait to read more!

    an old shoe? really? I don’t think I would have ever thought that. You don’t own a cast iron skillet do you? 😉 BING!

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