Random Musings Friday…

Happy Friday.  Short weeks always mess me up and I never know what day it is.  I was so happy to realize that today was Friday and that tomorrow is the weekend!  That’s so much better than realizing that today is actually Thursday and you have a whole extra day between you and the weekend.

The whole city is focused today on the possibility of a terror attack this weekend, which marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11.  I’m not going to lie…it’s freaking me the hell out and I’m very glad that we will be in CT for the weekend, far away from the city.  In order to save my sanity, I’ve decided that the news is blowing everything completely out of proportion and I refuse to spend the weekend waiting for something to happen.  Instead I’m going to focus on my usual non-sense. 

So…here are some things I’ve been thinking about this week…

  • Did I miss a memo?  Because there are women everywhere walking around with feathers in their hair.  Is this a thing?  Should I be putting feathers in my hair?  I mean…I’m not going to do that…because it looks silly…but did I miss something?  Maybe I need to read more fashion magazines and less celebrity gossip.  Maybe I’m just too old for that kind of thing. 
  • When I was walking to the train the other day, there were some people on the sidewalk handing out pamphlets and protesting dolphin slaughter.  The sidewalk was really crowded and one of the protesters was sort of blocking my path.  As I tried to get by her, she attempted to shove a pamphlet in my face.  I didn’t move to take it, so she wouldn’t move out of my way.  She kept her hand in front of me and basically hit me in the chest as I walked past her.  You know what might be a good way to get me to take your dolphin pamphlet???  Not punching me in the boob.  Also…catchy phrases of protest.  There was a different protest a while back in front of a jewelery store and they had catchy phrases.  It was months ago and sometimes I still catch myself singing their little protest ditty.  The dolphin people need some lessons in PR.
  • Last week there was a story on the news about a guy that got caught at an airport with nine snakes in his pants.  I guess he was trying to smuggle them into or out of the country…I didn’t catch all the details.  I was far too fixated on how you would get nine snakes to stay in your pants.  So I asked J, “How do you think you get nine snakes in your pants, anyway?”  His response…”Well…you start by buying them a drink…”  Sometimes, he’s pretty funny.
  • Which reminds me of this other time…we were driving down Park Avenue in the morning and there was a little bus in front of us, filled with dogs.  They were just cruising around inside the bus and looking at us out the window.  So I said to J, “Where do you supposed those dogs are going?”  His response…”Work.”  I guess it’s not that funny…certainly not as funny as the snakes.  But it really made me laugh and every time I think about it, it throws me into a fit of giggles all over again.
  • This morning on the bus I had to listen to my neighbor telling a story to someone about this jumping spider that she found in her house that she swears was following her around her living room and was super smart and escaped before she could kill it.  I don’t like spiders and I’ve now become terrified at the thought of some huge, crazy, smart spider attacking me in my house.  I looked up jumping spiders and they are scary looking.  If this is going to become a neighborhood infestation, I’m going to have to move…to a different state.

That’s it for me this week.  I have some new things for you guys next week.  Have a great weekend!!!

Comments

  1. I can’t listen to the radio or watch the news. I will never forget 9-11 but the non-stop coverage is overwhelming me. So I just don’t listen to or watch it. I don’t want to be depressed all day.

    I was watching Access Hollywood or some entertainment-like show and one minute they were talking to Nicole Ritchie about wedding dresses and the next minute Matt Lauer was talking about what it was like live-reporting on 9-11 and then I started crying! Damn you Matt Lauer. I just wanted to see light-hearted gossip crap about Kim Kardasian or something like that; instead I’m seeing horrible footage of the planes crashing and the towers falling. Not okay.

    I always listen to talk radio during my commute and watch in the news in the evening. But this weekend, I think I need to abstain. For my own sanity.

  2. I can’t believe that dolphin protestor! Seriously better ways of getting your message across than inadvertently punching strangers in the boobs.

    LMAO @ “you buy them a drink.”

    Oy. I already have agita about being in the city on Sunday. I hope this is all just blown out of proportion. But yea: definitely NOT turning on the news this weekend.

  3. JUMPING spiders?!?! Great – thanks for that, Shana.
    Unfortunately, feathers in your hair is definitely a thing. I saw a Groupon for hair feathering, and all I could think was “In my day, that meant something entirely different…” And then I remembered I was old.

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