10.30.2009

Random Friday Questions

Why oh Why has Christopher not been sent back to his basement lair in Shakopee Minnesota? I mean, seriously, his designs are heinous, he is consistently in the bottom 2 and none of the judges ever like anything he does. I don't get it. Do the producers of Project Runway have some secret agenda that involves promoting young talentless designers with bad facial hair who live in their parents' basements?

Why do I always think carving a pumpkin for our office Pumpkin Carving Contest is going to be a fun, creative project that will be relatively effortless? You'd think by year #4, I'd have gotten a clue that coming up with an imaginative pumpkin design and actually executing that design with some degree of skill, takes more than 2 hours the night before the contest. But, no.

How did I completely luck out and find the best husband in the whole world who consistently affirms I am the most beautiful woman he's ever laid eyes on, even when I'm crusty and gross, and shows up at my office with a hot pumpkin spice latte when I'm having a bad morning? By no means am I complaining, but how the hell did that happen?!

I hereby request that everyone stop using the terms "prego" and "preggers" when refering to pregnancy or a pregnant woman. I'm sorry, I know these are widely used terms, but I just can't handle it. And with so many pregnant women in and around my life, it's becoming a bone of contention with me. So, could we all agree to just stop saying these words - at least in my presence?

What's the point of raking leaves? No. Seriously. Do the fallen leaves, like, kill the grass or something? What will happen if I refuse the rake up the blanket of leaves in my yard?

That is all. Happy Friday.

7 comments:

Mars Girl said...

But I like saying "prego;" it's derogatory, expressing my true disgust with all women who allow themselves to partake in this ritual. It's my way of scorning them... You cant make me stop saying it! You cant! I dont want to be respectful!!

As for leaves, if you dont rake them up or at least run over them with the lawn mower, they will mildew on your lawn and kill the grass. At least that's what happen to me last year... and it took so long to get my grass back to normal. Though looking at the state of my yard this year, I dont know what I'm going to do... those leaves are a daunting task.

HeyBetty!! said...

I hate those stupid words too...absolutely annoying...it's like baby talk for moron adults. Unacceptable.

I'll remind you that pumpkin carving is icky next year.

You are becoming one of those annoying married people that is constantly telling us how your husband/wife is the best husband/wife in the universe because A.B.C....stop it.

here is the answer about leaves:

You’ve probably heard that lawns, too, have to "breathe," and that they can be smothered if a thick layer of unshredded leaves is left on top of them over the winter. That is true, but it is only part of the reason why we rake lawns.

Most lawns in the Northern U.S. are composed of one or more cool-season grasses. "Cool-season" lawn grasses are so called because their prime growing time is during those periods of the year when moderately cool weather predominates. Fall is one of those times. Blessed with sufficient sunlight, nutrients and water, and enjoying temperatures that are neither too cold nor too hot, cool-season grasses such as Kentucky bluegrass revitalize themselves in fall. This is when they must "make hay," if you’ll pardon the pun.

But a thick layer of fallen leaves can impede the growth of these grasses. Why? Because they can deprive the grass of one of the key elements I mentioned: sunlight. If not raked up, a thick and/or matted layer of fallen leaves casts excessive shade over the grass below. You don't have to rake up every last leaf; a shortcut is to mow, so as to shred left-over leaves. -about.com

Diane said...

MarsGirl, if you dare to call me "prego" if I ever end up in that state, I will punch you in the face. But it will be out of love! :)

And Cathryn, I'm sorry to break the news to you, but MY husband is the best husband in the world! Although he never brings me hot pumpkin spice latte. And he's never taken me bowling, either, despite my cries that I want a bowling date, in over 6 years, so now that I think about it - OK, you win ;)

Mars Girl said...

Diane, I would never call you "prego" to your face. Just behind your back when talking about you to my other friends. Tee-hee! ;) Because I will be depressed that yet another friend has gone to "the other side."

cathryn said...

Okay, see, I never thought "prego" or "preggers" were necessarily derogatory terms. I always thought they were nauseatingly cutesy terms that make my skin crawl.

Mars Girl said...

They always sound patronizing to me... I would be annoyed to be called by either, were I pregnant, because I'd feel like I was being mocked. But maybe that's because that's the way I think when I say it about someone else. ;) I'm mean, I know.

Gibbarella said...

Hey I call myself preggers and preggo what the hell else should I refer myself a proud owner of a fake beer gut. Moodier by the minute.