Friday, June 5, 2009

You learn something new every week (vol. 4)

Another week, another set of life lessons...

1. What do Justin Bobby, strippers and punishment all have in common? Well, they were all key word searches that lead to finding our blog this week. More specifically, "insufferable punishment" (should we be offended by this one?), "Buy Justin Bobby t-shirt" (we wish!) and finally "Laura stripper" (nice...).

2. I'm very easily bamboozled. Well, played Eminem. Well played.

3. I can't stop wondering if Stephenie Meyers was offered tickets to The MTV Movie Awards. I mean, let's face it, my life would be complete if I were somehow able to weasel my way into the hot mess that is the MTV Movie Awards. I figure that if Stephenie got the invite and turned it down, there's like a 1% chance of that happening to me. But if Stephenie didn't get an invite, I'm really screwed considering our book isn't a movie and *ahem* isn't yet published.

4. Someone seriously needs to come up with a 12-step program for refreshing. I honestly feel like my obsession with refreshing my e-mail and StatCounter has impacted my ability to be a productive member of society. So much refreshing, so little time. "Hi, my name is Lisa and I have an addiction to the F5 key."

5. I'm standing by my assertion that Kristin Stewart was wasted out of her mind at the movie awards. Check this out and feel free to rip me a new one in the comments.

6. Do you hear that ear splitting noise? That's me squeeing. I just found out that my future-second-husband is starring in a movie that will be released on July 24th. Let the countdown begin.

7. We should have taken up knitting. Here's a snippet of our conversation this week:

Lisa: Trying to publish a book is like really hard. We should have chosen a less stressful pass time.

Laura: Yeah, like knitting.

Lisa: Totally. I mean if you knit, you just knit. If you manage to make a sweater, you're pretty much at the top of your game.

Laura: Right. And it's not like you make a sweater and have to send it to a panel of judges who rip it apart and decide whether it's a good sweater or not.

Lisa: And people find out that you made a sweater and they're just really impressed. They never think to ask you if your sweaters are ever going to be sold in Target.

Laura: I'm totally taking up knitting.

Lisa: Yeah, me too.

8. Coming out of the closet is scary. For the past 10 months Laura and I have been closet bloggers. We've been very selective about telling friends and family about the blog, the book, etc. It's just a little awkward to have to tell the whole story and we didn't want to feel inhibited about what we post on the blog. But now that I'm leaving my job and having to send everyone my new e-mail address I've also been sending the link to our website. It's terrifying, but surprisingly, it hasn't changed our blogging style. At all. Scroll down for Exhibit A: The Britney Post.

So, that about sums up our first week in June. Have a fabulous weekend everyone!


Elana Johnson said...

I love these posts! I wish I could chronicle what I've learned as wittily as you. Is wittily a word? It looks okay...

Nayuleska said...

Knitting is therapeutic, and helps keep the stress levels down. Unless you're so angry that you nearly break the yarn as you knit....(nearly happened once. I made many mistakes so felt it better to stop).

Plus, pretty colours! And yarn can feel so soft depending which type you get (i'm an alpaca fan.)

Er...I think I'm being a little yarn geek. Sorry!

Kimberly Derting said...

KStew was definitely wasted. I think that's why she's always messing with her hair...trying scratch the bugs off.

I felt the same way when I started letting people from my "real" life read my blog. If I was writing a post and thinking so-and-so might be reading this, I would want to edit it so not to offend or sound too YA. I had to get over it quick. Now I don't care if I embarrass myself. Or others.

Hardygirl said...

Um, if you take up knitting, the ONLY way you'll be invited to the MTV movie awards is if you knit a little halter dress for Kristin Stewart.


Nayuleska said...

Good thing I don't want to takes long enough with writing to knit a pair of wrist warmers for myself, let alone a garment for someone else. At least with me deadlines don't matter.

Sherrie Petersen said...

Personally, I like crocheting. It's so much easier with just one needle. I actually made scarves and hats for my children to justify the time I wasted in front of the television while American Idol was on...

I'm still in the blogging closet with some people. Not sure if I want them knowing that much about me, y' know?


1. Ha --- I'm always amused by the google word searches.
2. That's what I get for forgetting about the superb acting talents of Sir Eminem ... ;)
3. I spent half of the movie awards thinking, "Why isn't Stephanie there? did they not invite her? Surely they did. Did she turn it down? MADness!"
4. F5 key = refresh = what I learned new this week. Before, I had to hunt down that little icon. Now ... Sigh. You. Are. The. Devillll.
5. Not wasted. Just off her meds. :) Nah ... I lean a little more toward the overactive nerves a little bit every day, but I see your point.
6. I am STOKED about that movie ... and I don't even really know what it's about--isn't that sad?? Congrats on your upcoming second-husband nuptials! :)
7. Ha. Hahahaha. But is there an online knitting blogosphere as cool as your writing one? I think not (but I stand to be corrected).
8. I'm still mostly in the closet about my blogging life. Only my sister and my hubby know, but neither of them have seen it.


and, fyi, I feel slilghtly (or perhaps more so) dummy-fied for not knowing about the F5 thing. I've just never thought to look in that little "View" spot on the toolbar ...

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

knitting can be streesful if you want to SELL it? what if they dont like the colors? what if they don't like the style? what if it unravels? Don't be fooled.

lisa and laura said...

Elana - We're really not that witty. Just bored....

Yuna - A real, live, actual knitter! Love it! I think writing and knitting has got to be the perfect hobby combo because you can write something, send it out into the world and knit something gorgeous while you wait. You're my new hero.

Kimberly - Is it terrible that I was thinking the EXACT same thing about the bugs? And I'm so there with you about the blog censorship. Really, what's the point? If you don't know me well enough to know that this is what I'm actually like...oh well. Now you do!

SF - Is it terrible that I'm frustrated enough that that seems like a viable option?

Sherrie - Yet another person who is in on the secret zen of surviving the journey to publication. Rock on! Or should I say, "latch on?" Wait, is that breastfeeding or crocheting? Shit.

Jess - If it makes you feel any better, I totally looked up that F5 trick for the post. Ha! I'm such a cheater! But it is handy and the number is already sort of worn off on that key...that can't be a good sign, right?

Shelli - I'm so glad that I can count on you to delve into the underbelly of the knitting world. Awesome.

You guys are great and make waiting bearable! As always...THANK YOU!

Katie Anderson said...

I Love these linky posts!!!!! And your second hubby. wowsers!!!!! va va voom!!!

Sara Raasch said...

Salted butter!! THAT'S what's in Robert Pattinson's hair! Glad someone solved that mystery!

(Was the salted butter on Kristen's hands already, though? Hm? However did it get there? Mystery...)

Anonymous said...

Your friday posts are my fav...I look forward to them ALL WEEK!! YAY - and this one didn't disappoint! Have a great weekend.

Danyelle L. said...

*snickers* It's amazing what people will go through to find you--it's all worth it though. :D

XiXi said...

I didn't watch the MTV awards, but you know, maybe Kristen Stewart is more interesting while wasted, because god knows she has the emotional depth of a tea saucer in her movies.

Yay for anonymous writer friends! My blog is linked on my Facebook, but I'm rather certain no one cares about my writing life, so I think I'm safe.

Haha, good taste in future-second husband. Luckily, I am unmarried. There is hope for me! :-)

Nayuleska said...

I knit. I can crochet...but am sticking with knitting. I sew clothes. I quilt (just starting out with both). I bake, I cook (they are different!) I can read a few languages. I video game.

I have a lot of hobbies beside writing! Most are being neglected while I work on polishing a wip.

Jeannie Lin said...

Re: refreshing -- my logical brain tells me if I check every hour instead of every minute, I'll still get the same information. But my child brain won't listen!

Love your weekly wrap ups -- though I tend to read them on Saturday when the dust settles. :)

Little Ms J said...

I tried crocheting when I was younger but it made me angry and I threw some stuff. I kept dropping stitches and before you knew it my hands hurt, I had a headache and needed some tequila.

And, really. Do you want to be one of those little old ladies who has knitted Kleenex cozies?

Kelly H-Y said...

You two are a riot! I felt the same way when I first started my blog about a year ago. I told no one ... which, I guess, would explain why - initially - I never had any visitors, comments, etc.! :-)

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