Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tell The Truth Tuesday

1. I've done almost all of my Christmas shopping online. And by all, I mean buying toys for the kids. I'm officially the worst Christmas shopper EVER.

2. My laundry room has been de-hoarded. I'd post pictures, but I'm WAY too embarrassed by the "before."

3. I'm adding real estate agent to my resume. That's right. I'm going to sell this house my own damn self. This has disaster written all over it.

4. As much as I love James, I'm not pleased with how time consuming his day-to-day care has become for Laura. Stacey almost always screens my calls and The Regulator, while well versed in publishing gossip, can't really be relied on for fashion advice.

5. I was slightly bitter when Dan Humphrey created a faux fan account on Twitter and had over 1,000 followers in less than 24 hours on last night's Gossip Girl.* It took us a really long time to get that many followers. Stupid fictional Dan Humphrey just gliding his way through publishing. Bastard. What's next a blog for Serena? Oh that's right, they did that already and her blog is the toast of NYC. Naturally. Damn you, CW.

*It occurs to me that the fact that I still watch Gossip Girl is actually a truth unto itself. I seriously think I'm the only person over 13 who still watches this crap. Judge me if you must.


Dianne K. Salerni said...

What's wrong with internet shopping?!?

It's environmentally sound -- not wasting gas and polluting the environment while driving around to stores that may not have anything you want to buy.

Save the world. Shop online. That's my motto. ;)

salarsenッ said...

Good luck with selling the house. I know the market is tough; but what isn't, lately. lol

Online shopping - I think you rock. Why bother wasting your time fighting the crowds when you can champion online. :)

Jen Daiker said...

I would be your side-kick in the venture to sell the house but I think I'd cause more damage than good.

Silly babies, so time consuming.

I have yet to do my online shopping but my husband and I discuss it daily. Hopefully we can have it done before the Christmas or everyone's getting a sheet of printing paper.

PS - Gossip Girl rocks (even if I am over the age of 13, physically).

Kelly Polark said...

We just took our house off the market. My house has been spotless for a year. Now not so much. :)
Good luck!
Online shopping is the way to go!

Anonymous said...

You say online shopping like it's a bad thing. But...you get to stay in your pajamas, and no one pepper sprays you? GENIUS, I tell you.

If you don't want to post laundry room pics, is there any way we could convince you to post more pictures of James? Even if it's just shots of his teeny-tiny baby feet and fingers?

Bethany Elizabeth said...

I will never judge you for your television viewing habits, because mine are abhorrent. I only seem to watch TV shows that have been off the air for ten years, I have absolutely NO idea what any of today's TV is about, except for Castle. :)

Stephsco said...

@Dianne That's a good point about internet shopping being a good choice for the enviroment. It seems obvious when you say it out loud, but I always looked at it from an convenience angle.

I am also planning to buy most gifts online w/ the exception of a few store coupons I have from my regular favorites. But if those stores offer free shipping promos, I'll go online.

My other exception is the wonderful Anderson's Books in Naperville (who Lisa & Laura spoke at earlier this year) because sometimes you need to buy a real live book from a real live bookseller.

Marsha Sigman said...

1) I seriously thought about trying to convince you to get Laura to tape a vlog while she was zoning on percocet. But then thought that might be a little mean.

2) I have shopped primarily online for Christmas the last few years since my incident in Toys R Us. I still maintain that lady hit me with her cart first.

Krispy said...

Hey, good for your for de-hoarding your laundry room! I need to dehoard like...my entire house! :P

I don't know if online shopping for xmas presents make you a bad xmas shopper. I think it's easier and probably smarter - no lines and often better deals!

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats on the laundry room clean out - that is NEVER fun!

I just ordered a few online presents too - it's so easy!! :)

Laura Pauling said...

All I can say is thank God for online shopping! I love it. I only go out to buy small crappy stocking gifts. :)

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Maggie Hall said...

Seriously, Dan Humphrey. I roll my eyes every time that storyline is on. (And yeah, definitely over 13, definitely still watch Gossip Girl. And Vampire Diaries. And a lot of other things I should probably not admit to!)

Carrie said...

I'm pretty sure you aren't the only person over 13 who watches Gossip Girl. I have several friends, all in their 30's, who watch it.

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