The grindstone, how it chafes the nose

I am hard, hard at work on something that I hope to tell you about later on this week, and as a result haven’t been able to fufill my Internet Putzing Around quota of late.  In addition, I have been waxing heavy on the single-parenting, dealing with a broken washing machine, upsetting a yellow jacket nest in the wall of our back porch and watching open-mouthed from the safety of the front porch as the power lines in front of our house caught on fire. (Which was unrelated to the yellow jacket incident.)(I think.)(Unless….IT WASN’T. OMG.) So, you know, I’ve been busy.

But! I miss this place. I have several posts backlogged in my brain right now, and I know from past experience that if I don’t get them tapped out soon, they will most certainly go the way of Algebra II and pretty much every fact of the Revolutionary War except for who fought in it. (Which was us – or PRE-us, I guess – and….some other people who were not us.)(I’m KIDDING. I totally know it was the French.)(Kidding again! Mrs. Smith! I’m kidding! You guys, don’t tell Mrs. Smith.) Which is to say: I will completely and totally forget every single detail of them.

I didn’t want to be absent from here so much again this week, though, so I thought I would share a couple of things I’ve had bookmarked on my computer for a long time, for various reasons. I figure if I don’t have time to putz around, you can do it for me. Thanks for helping out, you guys.

First up: Pomplamoose. They can do no wrong in my book. I love everything they’ve ever done. Please allow this to set a warm, mellow vibe for you as we begin our Internet Putzaround:


Second: I am constantly looking for wall art (seriously – do you have some laying around that you don’t need? Because we have a lot of sad, empty wall space, and I will take it off your hands. I will even give you a solid, resounding high five in return.) and recently found this website called Poster Cabaret. And once we have more than $17.33 in our bank account, I will allow myself to click on that link again.


Third: The summer we got our wife. One of my favorite pieces from one of my new favorite websites, Adequate Parenting.

“I could be a vigilante butch housewife.  In my mind, I grow to the size of Godzilla, shooting flesh-piercing streams of water from my eyes.”


Fourth: A while back when I asked what sort of things you all find funny (Which you can still answer! This blog is the extra-fancy kind that that can accommodate retroactive commenting!) my brother sent me about 11 hours of YouTube clips of different comedians that he enjoys. He is serious about his humor, you guys. My number one favorite was Demetri Martin. Something about his particular humor is just right up my alley. Also someone once told me Noah favors him, so maybe I’m biased a little.

Fifth: Speaking of my brother, he introduced my sister and me to Sporcle. And now we need a 12-step recovery program to break our addiction to it.  Some of our favorites:

Famous Faces Drawn Badly

90s TV Sitcoms by Theme Song Now this is a story all about how my life got flip turned upside down…

80s Music Without Lyrics Don’t stop believin’, you guys.

Five Songs in Five Seconds

Literally there are about 20 more I could link to here. But you’ll just have to peruse them yourself and find your favorites..

Sorry for screwing with your productivity on a Monday, everybody. Tell your bosses/children/significant others/pets/personal hygiene habits that I’m sorry. (But really, I’m not.)

1 comment

1 Katy German { 09.29.10 at 7:26 pm }

Oooooh! That was me! I said Noah looks like Demetri Martin!!! I think that means I’m famous.

Thanks for the internet fun – I have thoroughly enjoyed the stuff I’ve gotten to so far.

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