October 23 08

obviously, if you ever read this site, you know that there are copious amounts of things i find disturbing. like men in brown cords farting on me on the subway. and videos of anteaters who can’t get it up. and wet cat food. and the size of the transformer for my Chinese treadmill. so, of course, today will be no exception. i’m just trying to figure out what’s more disturbing…


what’s disturbing about a package of Cascadian Farms broccoli you ask??? well, i urge you to look a little bit closer.

are you seeing them now?

why, yes! eureka! those would, in fact, be happy green smiling bodyless FACES you are looking at.

or this…

oh yes. that would be GEORGE HW BUSH in there at 74%

so, no, mamatulip, you shouldn’t feel as bad anymore that this site told you that you looked like Elton John and Michael fucking Jackson. because i’ve got George Bush.

which, ps, is also funny because people tell me ALL THE DAMN TIME that my son Josh looks just like this dude…


hmm..so..which is MORE disturbing??!?!?

and speaking of disturbing, i have a question for you. what’s your opinion on the drop-in? or pop in? as in, just knocking on someone’s door unannounced?

because last night we had visitors (who we adore. seriously) at almost 10pm. there was a knock at our door. and then our house phone rang. and then the husband’s cell phone. and then the house phone again. and then the doorbell rang. and then my nanny answered the door.

now, personally, i would NEVER go over to anyone’s house at 10 at night without some proper forewarning. i mean, what if, let’s just say, for the sake of saying, that a husband and a wife are, um, otherwise, um, occupied??!?!?! and by occupied, i don’t mean watching the newest episode of True Blood. which, hello! AWESOME.

am i off the mark here? is there a proper etiquette for this sort of thing? tell me if i’m wrong. please. because i’m the kind of person who will send a text message over picking up the phone because i don’t like to put people out.

  1. I hope he’s smarter than THAT guy! I did that celeb thing too, but 4 of my top 5 are all women! Yikes! (do I look like a woman?)


    Comment by Hockeyman on October 23, 2008
  2. Wow that is very weird about the faces in the broccoli! I definitely do not see the resemblance to George Bush, lol.

    10pm at night?! Yea I don’t think that’s proper AT ALL.


    Comment by Ashley on October 23, 2008
  3. The Bush look alike – be afraid, be very afraid!

    I don’t even CALL people at 10 pm for fear of waking .. or disturbing them from ahem, something else. Of course if they are really really close friends they are forgiven, but if they are just regular friends that are not super close, that would freak me out…


    Comment by Sarah on October 23, 2008
  4. I’m still getting the heebie jeebies about those faces in the broccoli.


    And I believe ol’ H.W. was quite the looker in his younger days. How do you think he snagged Barbara?

    (Oh, and I’m a firm believer nothing good happens after 10:00 p.m. I think a little forewarning on visitors isn’t asking too much.)

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    Comment by Matthew on October 23, 2008
  5. OK, seriously, the broccoli faces are caaa-reeepy! That’s just about enough to get me off broccoli completely!

    When I’ve done that look-a-like thing, I always come out looking like a bunch of Asian people I’ve never heard of. Apparently my massive smiley cheeks narrow my eyes when I smile.

    Finally, 10 p.m., drop-ins are a big, big no no. Nevermind the “other thing,” think of the children!

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    Comment by differentkindofgirl on October 23, 2008
  6. Well – since you were so upset the other day – you can take comfort in the fact that the celebrity look alikes didn’t compare you to kristen dunst.

    The broccoli thing is weeiirdd.

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    Comment by Janna on October 23, 2008
  7. I’m sorry, I have to go with the heads in the broccoli. Of course, it is very disturbing for ANY woman to be told she looks like a man… well, I suppose unless you FEEL like a man trapped in a female body…


    Comment by Mari on October 23, 2008
  8. And about drop ins… um… 10pm is far too late unless it’s an emergency. If we’re not expecting food delivery or a visitor who gets off work late, there is NO WAY I am opening the door at 10pm.


    Comment by Mari on October 23, 2008
  9. i think those broccoli faces are cute.george dubya not so much.and around here its children or phone calls that interrupt mommy and daddy play time. people should respect the not after 10 rule.its a little impolite to call that late.


    Comment by LAVENDULA on October 23, 2008
  10. That broccoli is freaking. me. out.

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    Comment by Angella on October 23, 2008
  11. It could be worse. Your look-alike could be the creepy broccoli face!

    HATE the pop-in. And at 10pm? No no no. I’m also a text instead of phone call person. I’m always afraid to be a bother to someone.


    Comment by AJ on October 23, 2008
  12. If someone phones me after 8pm, i think it’s weird, let alone coming by my house at 10pm – 90% I’m sleeping.

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    Comment by Teri on October 23, 2008
  13. OMG in heaven. That broccoli picture scared the bejesus out of me!

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    Comment by Maya on October 23, 2008
  14. LMAO!!

    When I did the celebrity look-alike, my #1 was Brendan Fraser. Ew! And my husband was Sarah Jessica Parker!!

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    Comment by Britt on October 23, 2008
  15. I did that too and one of my matches (80%) was christian Slater…

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    Comment by KD @ A Bit Squirrell on October 23, 2008
  16. Creepy Broccoli would make an awesome band name. Also, my husband’s celebrity look alike thing said he looked like Stevie Nicks. I was sream laughing until mine said I resembled Woody Allen. That’s when the tears started coming.

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    Comment by jenboglass on October 23, 2008
  17. I think it can be alright for really good friends to just drop by at at 10pm?! Nope, that’s just not acceptable.

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    Comment by Lottifish on October 23, 2008
  18. Okay, that made no sense up there. I meant to say that I think really good friends can just “drop by” but no one should drop by at 10pm without calling.

    There. That made much more sense.

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    Comment by Lottifish on October 23, 2008
  19. You don’t look a thing like George…believe me.

    and the only reason to ‘drop in’ at 10pm is if an ambulance is coming to your house and you are volunteering to watch the kids.


    Comment by swirl girl on October 23, 2008
  20. NOT A FAN of the uninvited drop-in. ESPECIALLY by in-laws!

    (Why was your nanny there at 10pm?)

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    My nanny lives with me and came upstairs when she heard the bell – Ali


    Comment by TrenchesofMommyhood on October 23, 2008
  21. ya so that broccoli is FREAKING me out!!! And anything after 9pm is out of the question at my house. During the week anyhow. Weekend, that is a different story.

    Chantals last blog post..Drop in for a quick (sorta) hello


    Comment by Chantal on October 23, 2008
  22. You look SO much more like Sophia Bush than George Bush. Just sayin’.


    Comment by Amberlea on October 23, 2008
  23. I can’t even address anything else. I’m creeped out by the faces.

    Freaky . . .

    Oh, you don’t look like him. Al Pacino came up once for me. Seriously, he’s way cuter than me :)

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    Comment by LaskiGal on October 23, 2008
  24. Um… WHY are there faces in the broccoli? Is this some type of subliminal advertising whereby we are supposed to believe that we will be happy and smiley too if we eat the broccoli?

    About the pop-in… I’ve done it. And at 10pm (or later)…. BUT that was pretty much in college and only to people that I know are always up until the wee hours (because to them, 10pm is like 5pm to the rest of the world). I would never do it to someone with a 9-5 job and kids. :)


    Comment by AlwaysCuriosu on October 23, 2008
  25. Is this a bag of broccoli you purchased or did you find this pic online? WTF? That is one of the creepiest things I have ever seen…what is going on at that farm/manufacturer?!


    Comment by Steph on October 23, 2008
  26. 1. You do not look like George Bush. AT ALL.

    2. Guests at 10pm? I could see why they would come to my home. Everyone who reads my blog knows I have no sex life :(( but if it were a couple, no fing way. I don’t care how much I like someone. 10pm? A little much, in my opinion.

    BTW- People tell me I look like Jennifer Aniston all the time. I didn’t see if for a time but now I do although some don’t.

    You are beautiful.


    Comment by Jessica Bern on October 23, 2008
  27. umm that broccoli package freaks me the eff out

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    Comment by Sensibly Sassy on October 23, 2008
  28. I’m the type of person who sends a text message because I don’t want to put MYSELF out. So 10pm? Weeeeeeeeird.

    HOW did you find that crazy broccoli family?! I am kind of obsessed now!

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    Comment by heather... on October 23, 2008
  29. Oh my god, those broccoli people are freaking me out!!! Like, really.

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    Comment by La Petite Chic on October 23, 2008
  30. I don’t even use the phone because I’m afraid of disturbing folk, and 10 is unacceptable. Actually unannounced is not cool any time of day. Who knows when you might be in your pleather one-piece with the hubby in his gimp suit with eight-ball in the mouth? And now there is one more reason for me not eating broccoli. I’m not touching the Bush thing – that is disturbing, a shade more than the broccoli people.

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    Comment by katie ~ motherbumper on October 23, 2008
  31. I’m totally against the pop-in! When I lived in my old apartment building, two of my best friends lived in the same building, and we’d call before visiting each other. One even lived across the hall!


    Comment by Lu on October 23, 2008
  32. By far the most disturbing thing should be resembling a Bush. Sorry! And really? 10pm visitors, um, no.

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    Comment by Dianna on October 23, 2008
  33. The faces in the broccoli is freaking me out.

    no matter who they are or why they are coming, I think people should call first. If not, I’ll think you are selling something. Then you’ll hear me scream at my kids to stop looking out the windows, we are not home.

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    Comment by Issa on October 23, 2008
  34. You will probably think I’m a cow for saying it, but you do look like George.

    I love the broccoli faces, and I would have loved to have listened in on that marketing decision, “yah go with the broccoli heads, yah the moms will love it!”

    As for the “pop in” at 10 pm, no thanks, and I wouldn’t be that polite about it either!


    Comment by DWDWiltonDesign on October 23, 2008
  35. Are those broccoli for real??? Hilarious!!

    But I still think the GW thing is more disturbing.

    And, I rarely drop by unannounced, but NEVER NEVER NEVER at 10pm, unless I am missing a limb.


    Comment by Aimee Greeblemonkey on October 23, 2008
  36. oh my god. i am sorry but i didn’t even get past the brocoli. is that real?

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    Comment by raino on October 23, 2008
  37. WTF in many regards. Especially the showing up at the door at 10 pm. If someone has kids, you can’t do that!


    Comment by slynnro on October 23, 2008
  38. That broccoli thing is too wierd. I’m stuck on that.

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    Comment by zandor on October 23, 2008
  39. I loathe pop-ins at any time of day, but I would be stark raving furious at any after 8pm.

    Why are there so many Bushes in your celebrity profile?

    Those are some fucked up broccolis.

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    Comment by No Mother Earth on October 23, 2008
  40. When I did that celebrity look-alike thing? I got FERNANDEL (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernandel) OVER and OVER again! WTF!!!!!

    I remember hearing about those fairies in the Broccoli. So weird!

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    Comment by Haley-O on October 23, 2008
  41. Those broccoli people freak me the fuck out!

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    Comment by sam {temptingmama} on October 23, 2008
  42. George Bush? My dear, they must be terribly confused!

    Those broccoli faces…its like eating a forest of little green people.

    With all that on top (no pun intended) of that anteater video, I must now go dunk my brain in a bucket of bleach whilst I wash my eyeballs…

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    Comment by IrishGumbo on October 23, 2008
  43. I will never eat broccoli again.


    Comment by whoorl on October 23, 2008
  44. 10pm is way too late to even PHONE someone – in my opinion let alone show up at their door.

    WTF with the broccoli? MAkes me happy I buy it fresh and not frozen because them little heads are going to give me NIGHTMARES!

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    Comment by Sleepynita on October 23, 2008
  45. you may have answered this but how did you manage to find little green people in your broccoli?


    Comment by gorillabuns on October 24, 2008
  46. I’m going to be examining all of my supermarket vegetables from now on.

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    Comment by Nic on October 24, 2008
  47. Can’t sleep… broccoli heads’ll eat me… Can’t sleep… broccoli heads’ll eat me…


    Comment by SciFi Dad on October 24, 2008
  48. that’s the coolest broccoli i’ve ever seen.

    also, you have a nanny, and i think i need to hate you now.

    no. no drop ins after 9pm. there’s a rule somewhere. it’s written down.

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    Comment by Sherendipity on October 24, 2008
  49. Woah, George Bush Sr.?! That’s BRUTAL. I imagine that self-esteem plummets worldwide after people conduct these little comparisons.

    Ten pm. is too late to pop in. I wouldn’t drop by anyone’s house after 9 unexpected.


    Comment by mamatulip on October 24, 2008
  50. The broccoli thing is really creepy. I think I might have a bag of that stuff at home — now I have to go look at it. What on earth made you look so closely at it?

    As for the drop in — after 10pm is too late.

    And if I don’t answer the door on the first ring, what makes it okay to then call two different phone numbers and ring the bell again? That’s really weird.


    Comment by Cindy on October 24, 2008
  51. how you make me laugh. if it makes you feel any better, barak obama AND the camel from the cig pack are on my lookalike chart. oh yeah, i’m sexy.

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    Comment by kgirl on October 24, 2008
  52. Well, now I’m going to have to examine by broccoli before I buy, or switch to fresh. That’s just creepy.

    And True Blood? The best show. Ever.

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    Comment by Lynette on October 24, 2008
  53. No, 10 pm is too late. Way too late for a drop in.

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    Comment by Heather, Queen of Shake Shake on October 25, 2008
  54. Do you know what I find really disturbing? The antiperspirant commercial where the guy is made of chocolate?


    On second thought, you might not want to watch. It may give you nightmares.

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    Comment by Di on October 26, 2008
  55. I don’t mind last minute visits, but I do want a call before someone just shows up. And at 10pm? Yeah, that’s not cool.

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    Comment by Courtney on October 26, 2008
  56. That is so funny- both the broccoli and your resemblance to the Bush family. :)

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    Comment by 180/360 on October 27, 2008
  57. Those broccoli people are CREEPY!

    That is not cool to pop-in at 10 PM. It isn’t actually cool to call after 10 PM, in my book. Especially when you have kids who are SLEEPING.

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    Comment by Kristabella on October 29, 2008
  58. Ew…the broccoli. That’s so WEIRD!


    Comment by Bethany on November 7, 2008

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