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in which my long unexplained absence remains long and without explanation

You’d think, after disappearing* for the better part of a month, that I’d have some elaborately concocted excuse for why I haven’t blogged or posted one of my hilarious** video clips. You’d think that, but you’d be wrong.

Among the excuses I could give (the business, the kid, the OMG SRSLY OUR BANK BALANCE IS WHAT?!?), the one that comes closest to explaining my inexplicable Lack of Post is completely superficial.

I mean that literally. Despite all my recent redesigns, my blog? Does not fill me with love.

Oh, don’t get me wrong. There are things I like about it. The video section, for example. I like that. Well - I don’t hate it, anyway, and that’s almost the same as like. But the handwriting is so played out, and I was never married to the color scheme to begin with, and the teal*** looks much, much different on, oh, 98.9% of monitors which are not mine (and different, in this case, is not better), and it’s just boring as fuck, and frankly I can barely stand to look at it.

There. Glad I got that out.

BUT I’m working on a sooper seekrit**** illustration/theme revamp thing which I might even finish sometime this century, assuming I don’t forget, lose interest, or die. So the blog love, it might come back. Maybe.

In the meantime I’m going to force myself to post, much in the way one forces small children to take a bite, JUST ONE BITE, OH MY GOD IT’S NOT MADE OF POISON and besides DON’T YOU LIKE CHICKEN?!?!!***** Because otherwise the not posting will turn into its own reason not to post, which will then compound my rabid dislike of my blog design, which will in turn develop feelers and teeth and wee little claws and eventually devour me in my sleep.

*I say ‘disappeared,’ but seriously, people, I am one of the most compulsively findable people I know.

**Other adjectives may apply.

***Yes, it’s supposed to be teal. Shut up.

****Not all that seekrit, apparently.

*****And the less said about that, the better.

posted 16 September 2008 @ 20:51 by cranky mama » 3 Comments

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food for foodies

Ever since I started getting my groceries delivered from New Seasons, I’ve been fending off Safeway’s increasingly desperate entreaties to resume ordering from them online. “Free delivery!” one email cajoles, while the next wails “Two for one! You can get things two for one!” Today’s missive was particularly pathetic: “Free watermelon with online order!”

A…watermelon. Really. Well, yes, I can see why it would be nice to have one delivered, but that’s just odd.

I know, you’re thinking how tragically bourgeois, having your groceries delivered, but it really isn’t like that, much. We don’t have a car, so our shopping trips tend to be limited to what we can reasonably carry on our persons - which doesn’t tend to be cost-effective in the long run. Also, things like bags of potatoes and boxes of cat litter? Not terribly portable. Or at least not unless that’s the only thing you’re picking up, in which case: bah.

But speaking of bourgeois, we just signed up for a twice-monthly organic local produce delivery from Organics to You. So, yeah. Mock away.

13 August 2008 » read » 0 Comments