The last day of camp is freaky friday themed. Not like the Jodie Foster movie. Or even like the Lindsay Lohan version. Just freaky. Unfortunately, Isabella’s version of freaky looks a lot like a giant stuffed Remy costume from Ratatoullie. Oh yes it is. Emily was good at last-minute improv. She’s wearing Shrek ears and has her hair tied up all funky and painted a mouse? cat? mouse? face on with my eyeliner, which I totally overlooked because I can’t wear eyeliner without looking like, well, a freak. Like someone straight out of Cirque du Soleil. And not in a good way.
Isabella, however, has gone into full stink-face mode, which is always super fun.
I’m fairly fond of how I FORCED her to go to camp today.
it’s way better than a stupid rat costume…
AND it seems that you can’t forget how to drive a stick shift, like I’d hoped. I prayed that I would forget over this year and then the husband would be all, “Wife! You most certainly can’t be expected to drive around my decrepit old (stick shift) civic! I will never make you drive it again.” Except. I can drive it. So, there’s that. But that thing is paid off…so it’s way down on the list of things that are going to plumb bankrupt us.
First up: Project replacing the appliances. Sure, our appliances might look lovely from the outside, but it’s amazing what a shimmery stainless steel exterior can do to an appliance. Because my dishwasher, is, um, ME right now. Yes, that’s right. Because my actual dishwasher? Well, it doesn’t do any washing. I have to rewash everything I have put through. And it certainly didn’t help when Aubrey the appliance guy was all, “Yeah. It’s crap. Bottom of the line.” That’s not exactly what I wanted to hear. And there was the whole freezer leaking into the fridge thing. So, now I am on an appliance quest. And do not get me started on the fact that my front-loading washer holds exactly three towels at one time because I might stab someone in the neck.
So, talk to me about appliances. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO. You know you hit the appliance section of Home Depot and you start drooling over the pretty lines and colors and theÂ french doors on fridges OMG. Brands you love? Brands you hate? Help me on my quest to bankrupt my family. It’s going to be fun!
In exchange for all the brain-picking, I can direct you over to my contest on JUICE, where I am giving away a pair of closing night Toronto International Film Festival tickets. Yes. It’s true. I mean, this is your chance to maybe, possibly run into…JON HAMM. I hear that he’s going to be there this year.
I can also direct you over here, to the contest on my review site, where I am giving away a $100 Visa gift card.