Friday, January 23, 2009

I've-Got-Nuthin'-But-Obamicon Friday


Well, I do have a little something.... last night I was watching TV and my nose started getting really, really cold.... and then I put on my big down coat and I started thinking, sheesh, why do I have such a chill tonight? I went upstairs and into my jammies and leaped into bed (which my dear, darling husband had already set to pre-heat -God bless 'im!) and wrapped myself around him because he had been in bed awhile and was all warmed up. I shivered and provoked him with my ice-cubed feet and hands and he chuckled and said that his arms were cold, too, because that was the only part of him that had been outside the blankets holding his book.

Now, to set the stage, we do keep the thermostat at 60 at night, so this whole scenario was not too far off from the normal routine. At least not far enough off to set any alarms off....

At 2 a.m., the Animal comes into our room hauling his blanket and teddy bear and whatever other sleep stuff he drags all over the house. I scoot over, but in the shifting of the covers I feel that it is REALLY cold. Like really, really f**king freeze-your-face-off cold in our room! So I get up and carry Stu back to his own room and feel the 10 degree difference between their "zone" and ours. And then I pass a vent in our room that is blowing COLD air! I wake up Daddy-007 and demand he leap into action and fix the furnace. Being the the hero that he is, he flies into action. I go back to bed and turn the blanket up from low to 3. Daddy-007 comes back and reports that the problem is fixed. What was it? It seems that the Animal decided to play with the thermostat and had turned it down to 55˙!!! That little gremlin truly does get into everything.

Now, in addition to the Obamicon photo (of me in my Amy Winehouse get-up), I have a rockin' photo from New Years' with my friend Kat who lives on my block. Imagine my horror when Aretha Franklin showed up in OUR hat at the inauguration!!! That bitch totally stole our look.

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  1. You are too clever with those hats! Looks so real. Thank goodness your furnace isn't broken. Wish you were coming with me this weekend!

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  2. Trainwreck! That's perfect for your Amy Winehouse look! Love the hats too. Aretha knows a good look when she steals it!

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  3. Brrrrrr! I get pissed if my husband turns the heat below 70. Hope you feel better! Love the hat!

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  4. oooo .. u just suffered that much cold coz of one silly playing with degrees ... how painful !

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  5. Those hats will live long in infamy.

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  6. Oh Amy - great New Year's pic girlie - I love your briliant drape a while cloth behind you look....I'm gonna steal that idea sometime. When I get together enough to throw a party. :-)

    That icy part of your night sounds downright well.....icy.

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  7. That hat! Poor Aretha - all that talent, and no style.

    It looks good on you, though.

    60!?! Are you kidding me? Wow. You would hate to see my gas bill.

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  8. I love the hat! So much more preferable than Michelle's yellow bow tie.

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  9. So that's where Aretha got her hat from?

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  10. How dare she steal your look! I hate her.

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  11. Aretha's got nothing on you, my firend . . . except maybe the matching jacket. . .

    Oh, and the voice!

    Have a great weekend.

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  12. LOVE the hats! You are hilarious!

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  13. Husbands can be so useful! Reminds me of the time my closet, which faces the front of our house, was about 30 degrees off the rest of the house. "But I've checked the window and it's closed," I insisted to my husband. Finally, he checks for himself and notices that the top of the window -- which I can't reach and which is behind blinds and curtains and who would even think to check it anyway? -- is open a couple inches. He's happy that he's right and I'm happy that the closet is warm. Finally.

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  14. Every time I try to use that Obamicom my computer freezes up. Grr!

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  15. Oh, man, you are ROCKIN' the Winehouse!

    And, I hear you on Aretha. Remember her in the "Blues Brothers" movie? With the waitress uniform and reinforced-toe stockings with fuzzy slippers? That is TOTALLY my look.

    Step OFF, Aretha.

    :^) Anna

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  16. Wait, is that me? Are YOU the one I spent new year's eve with???
    huh.

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  17. Glad to see you are still living like a rock star and setting the latest fashion trends!

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  18. It took me ages to get my thermostat fixed to where I wanted it. (damn programmable thermos) I found that it was much easier to do though when I stood on a stool and could actually READ the directions.

    However, I only let the thermostat rise over 60 degrees during to periods of the day, from 11pm - 4am and from 11am - 2pm ... because on a day to day basis ... that's when I'm home (if not asleep in a cozy warm bed) sometimes, I'm up during the off times though, and have to MANUALLY turn it up, which I hate to do. *sighs*

    I don't think it's global warming, I just think it's doggone cold this winter!

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  19. Hmmm....did you spend New Year's with Vodka? She's confused. So am I. My nose isn't cold anymore. I love seeing photos of you. This is SO random. I need to go and walk on the beach :)

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  20. I have a meme for you today - come play along if you would like to...Em

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  21. I thought for sure you were going to say the furnace broke-- glad it was just a kid thing:)

    How dare Aretha steal your look-- it's such a good one. BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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  22. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! You realize that you just called Aretha Flanklin a bitch?!!

    I feel so sorry for your little animal! :( Goodness! He must've been freezing his butt off in there! :( Just let 'im sleep in your bed with you, will you?!!

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  23. Oh the bow was just TOO much. I saw that on her head and started yelling at the TV about how in years to come, people will look at her and just shake their heads. Fashion faux pas!

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  24. Ohhh, I love the husband pre-heater, too! Brrr!

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Thoughts appreciated. Advice welcome. Douche-baggery scoffed at then deleted.