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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Ya Know What's Cool?

....coming home after work and hearing "Don't Dream It's Over" by Crowded House on the radio in the kitchen. That darling CruiserDog knows how to make Mama smile.

...getting my Tom & Jerry sleep-pants out of the dryer as soon as it stops and putting them on right there in the utility room.

...extra sharp cheddar cheese and Triscuits.

...a late-arriving Christmas present of multiple bottles of wine, cheese straws and Ghiradelli chocolates all packaged in a pretty basket, sitting on my desk Monday morning.

...Maybelline's Lash Expansion mascara.

...CruiserDog has to be curled up in a chair near me when I'm bloggin and he snores.

...waking up a few minutes before the alarm clock goes off and actually laying there thinking happy thoughts without trying or falling asleep.

...my iPod on shuffle mode so I can kitchen dance to my heart's content.

...anything from Bath & Body Works.

...gift cards for music.

...gift cards for everything else.

...the catalogs have finally stopped coming in the mail - for now.

...getting to see a real live taping for a stand-up comedy special.

...my plantation shutters in the living room and a fresh, not-broken driveway (2006's big home-improvement projects).

...planning a cruise vacation.

...having pickled okra in my salad today at lunch and remembering helping my mom make that in the summers as a kid and how bad it made the house smell, but it's so yummy. (I know, I'm warped.)

...VH-1 now has a freak parade called "I Love New York" starring the runner-up from "Flavor Of Love."

...the a-holes who bought the house next door who got it for a song and have put maybe $20K into it and think they can slap a huge pricetag on it and it's sat there for months and months because thankfully people aren't that dumb. House flippers are not cool.

...Gary Numan's "Cars" is on the radio and I'm feeling myself wanting to do that 80's dance that Courtney Cox did in that Bruce Springsteen video.

...pears.

...Williams-Sonoma peppermint hot chocolate.

...getting an appointment with my doctor to finally get rid of this crap I've had since New Year's.

..."Ferris Bueller's Day Off" was on TV over the weekend. All must stop when that's on.

...pedicures, preferably with the hot paraffin wax.

...burglar alarms to make me feel safe.

...500 thread-count sheets on my bed.

...along with an old quilt from my grandmother.

...being in my jammies by 6:00 pm.

...old friends.

...new friends.

Yup. I'm feeling a little fuzzy-wuzzy today. And that's cool. You can stick around here or not. There's wine over on the counter. Help yourself.

18 comments:

Golightly said...

amen!
I love my velour sweat pants straight out the dryer and my high thread count sheets ;)
Great list!

Just Sayin' said...

Hey now, hey now
Don't dream it's over...
Hey now, hey now
When the world comes in...
They come, they come
To build a wall between us...
Don't ever let them win

God I love that song...(Reaches for the wine bottle) And ...being in my jammies by 6:00 pm is one of those lil treasures in life that is rarely appreciated...

I'm just sayin'...

Blakken said...

Your list is amazing! I love my cookie monster boxers out of the dryer and my nice throw blanket of Ohio State and just laying on the couch with a nice Reisling Spatlese. Nice 80's music in the background with either St. Elmo's Fire or The Breakfast Club on the tube. Found times indeed...BTW did you get to that place I mentioned in New York?

CruiserMel said...

Just sayin' - thanks for dropping by. Glad to have a soul mate in The Crowded House. Love those Finn Brothers.

golightly - we are indeed two peas in a pod!

blakken - no, I suggested that place and did the research, etc, but got overridden. We went to a QUOTEMexicanQUOTE restaurant. NY doesn't have a clue about Mex. But it was fun. We did find a great Greek / Mediterranean place called Niso's. Not sure where it was though. Chelsea maybe? Awesome food. As for St. Elmo's Fire - LOVED LOVED LOVED that one!

CruiserMel said...

Cookie Monster shorts? Um. Okay. :)

Blakken said...

They were a gift and I cherish them. I know, a little corny, but hey, they are very nice and seductive...ha ha ha ;)

Swishy said...

I kept reading that list and going "OHH! Me too!" Oh!"

That I love New York show cracked me UP, though! Her mom was crazy. She thought every guy was gay! ha ha.

KP said...

Tiffany is hilarious! (I Love New York's real name). I think the Mom is hilarious too. It makes me thankful my mom isn't as horrifying as hers. Oh & what did cruiserdog have to do with the radio being on in the kitchen??

I'd like to add Sweet Potatoes to your list. Coming home to a case of those on your porch is such a cool suprise!

KP said...

Tiffany is hilarious! (I Love New York's real name). I think the Mom is hilarious too. It makes me thankful my mom isn't as horrifying as hers. Oh & what did cruiserdog have to do with the radio being on in the kitchen??

I'd like to add Sweet Potatoes to your list. Coming home to a case of those on your porch is such a cool suprise!

Dezdmona said...

Awwwe...I feel like a warm and fuzzy now.

I think I'll go hug Tigger.

Steven Novak said...

Being in jammies by 5:00 is even BETTER! ;)

Steve~

Williebee said...

Making it in the door at work in "just that moment" before the first raindrops fall.

The first chapter of a brand new book of a series by your favorite author. It's like welcoming old friends home again.

Speaking of which... come see us. Soups on. Maybe I can introduce you to a cute waiter....

CruiserMel said...

Swishy - high five to ya!

kp - CruiserDog actually TUNED the radio himself. Wasn't easy though, paws and all.

blakken - seductive to whom? 6 yr olds? animators?

Dez - Yeah, high five Tigger for me. He's my hero.

Steven - aw man, if only they'd let me change into jammies at the office. What a brilliant idea!

williebee - check D's email....I am coming your way, sorta. 3 guesses why. LOL

Blakken said...

That was a joke there Mel. I don't think you can say cookie monster and seductive in the same sentence...

CruiserMel said...

blakken - oh, but you're wrong there! I suspect Bert (or was it Ernie?) had a woody just below the horizon everytime he encountered the Cookie Monster.

danielle said...

i love wine and i love kitchen dances and i love cruiserDog. and, i love u.

CruiserMel said...

Aw danielle, you say the sweetest things. - typed by CruiserDog

Tug said...

Holyhell I think we're sisters...must have been separated at birth.