January 6 10

I am rereading Wuthering Heights. Although rereading might be kind of an untruth…because, you see, when it was assigned to me to read for Mrs. Rosenwald’s English class, I, well, um, there was a movie, and there just wasn’t time, and well, I didn’t actually read it. I did, however, manage to write A- papers on it. But now I’m actually reading it, and I really have no clue why…because, honestly, it’s really not very good. BUT, in chapter 31, when Catherine says, “I wish you would repeat Chevy Chase as you did yesterday: it was extremely funny,” I start to laugh. Because all I can think of is Catherine asking him to quote lines from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. or The Three Amigos. or Community. But, you see, she was talking about the ballad, not the actor. Which, of course, leads me to be up at night wondering which came first…Chevy Chase, Maryland or Chevy Chase, the actor. AND when did the bank come to be.

YES. These things keep me up at night. When I have the best intentions to get to bed at 10pm. I just can’t…because I have to have talks about [metaphorical, really] Yemen tshirts and I have to watch The Outsiders when it’s on tv because, well, yesterday I got the privilege of bringing Miss Anissa something really wonderful…

YES, you guys. It’s really from The Karate Kid himself with handwritten notes telling Anissa to “stay gold” and to “wax onwards and upwards.” good people, that Ralph Macchio is. So, obviously, I have to watch The Outsiders and wonder how it is that Diane Lane and Rob Lowe still look exactly the same even though the movie was made in 1983. I guess they know the staying gold secret. Also, whenever they say the word “rumble” in the movie, I lose my shit. How come there aren’t any rumbles anymore?

And I have to download this new song for Emily – – –Ultraviolet by the Stiff Dylans – – – which I am super eager to download for her, because I have heard that stupid Owl City Fireflies song way too many times, I think I may actually be bleeding from my ears.

And I have to deal with my stupid dog. My dog has regressed to puppy stage, which, you know, good times for me. I have to spend a lot of time with him standing around in an unusually COLD Atlanta backyard watching him not do his business and then the rest of my time forcing him to hang out in his crate, because as soon as I let him out…even for 18 seconds….he leaves me packages. He is such a little shit, pardon my french, but he does this to me on purpose. I see that THIS is my punishment for having three children who pretty much all  toilet trained themselves. The same way Isabella being up the ENTIRE night last night wanting to watch 17 episodes of Little Bill is obviously punishment for having three children who slept through the night before they were all two months old.

And I have to send the husband photos of Emily’s PRIORITIES

And there are episodes of The Biggest Loser to watch and cheetos to eat.

And new mascaras to find. Please help me. I have tried about 77 in the last two weeks and HATE them all.

It’s really a wonder that I am able to stand upright most days.

  1. Christian Dior Show & Lancome Definicils are the 2 best mascaras ever! Please tell me you haven’t tried them yet. Also, the Sephora brand is pretty good. Luv your daughter’s priorities! Also am now loving Ralph Macchio after about 20 years…what a guy!!!

    Comment by Maria on January 6, 2010
  2. First of all: I CANNOT believe Ralph sent something for Anissa. AMAZING.
    Secondly, my family is from yemen and I dont think they wore tshirts.

    Third- amazing mascara that wont break the bank: lash blast by cover girl.
    .-= Maya´s last blog ..Better Late Than Never! =-.

    Comment by Maya on January 6, 2010
  3. You HAVE to try L’OREAL Double Extend Lash Boosting Mascara…. BEST mascara yet…. Plus it won’t break the bank!

    Comment by Stephanie on January 6, 2010
  4. Diorshow Black out mascara. Best mascara ever.

    Comment by Tzivia on January 6, 2010
  5. Cover Girl Lash Exact is my favorite!

    Comment by Kaleigha on January 6, 2010
  6. That part about Ralph (who will forever be Daniel-san to me) just made my morning. How rad is he? LOVE IT.

    Comment by Kerri Anne on January 6, 2010
  7. I have no idea what mascara I have. I am not brand loyal. All I know is that the current tube is yellow, and if I could figure them out, I’d just ditch them all and slap some fake lashes on to go with my Bumpit.

    That’s right, lady. MY BUMPIT!

    Ralph Macchio is officially the tits. Forever and always.

    Comment by fadkog on January 6, 2010
  8. That Ralph Macchio is first class. I wish Ugly Betty’s sister didn’t cheat on him and treat him like dog poop.

    I still need a good mascara too. I generally like most of the Rimmel ones. I like to think I’m fancy because they’re from LONDON.

    So you’re saying you don’t want fireflies fox trotting above your head and having a sock hop beneath your bed?

    Comment by Kristabella on January 6, 2010
  9. Oh my GAWD!! That envelope from Mr Macchio not only gave me chills but brought tears to my eyes. He IS good people!!

    Emily and I may have the same priorities. I love a good sale.

    Comment by Karen Chatters on January 6, 2010
  10. I am now officially a fan of Ralph Macchio. I mean, I’v always liked him, but THAT is fantastic.

    I like Lash Exact and LashBlastLength from CoverGirl. The second one gives length, but I have to put on a few layers.
    .-= Angella´s last blog ..Shifting Gears =-.

    Comment by Angella on January 6, 2010
  11. I hate all mascara. Last year I decided to stop hating expensive fancy mascara and start hating cheapo drugstore mascara. It resulted in me hating mascara less because I was spending $10 a tube instead of $40 a tube. I don’t even know what mascara I use now. It comes in a yellow tube, it might be my Maybelline, and it kinds of smells like flowers when I put it on.

    Comment by hillary on January 6, 2010
  12. Have you tried Alamy one coat nourishing mascara? I don’t know if you need length or thickness but I just need thickness and it is amazing! The nourishing stuff in it really works over time and makes your lashes healthier!

    Comment by Chris on January 6, 2010
  13. Dior Show and L’Oreal’s Voluminous – THE best ones.

    Ralph – way to go dude!! That rocks.
    .-= amy2boys´s last blog ..A Resolve =-.

    Comment by amy2boys on January 6, 2010
  14. Oh wait – I forgot Wuthering Heights! I read it in 2009 for the 1st time and I was BAFFLED I TELL YOU. Their relationship is bizarre, bordering on demonic. I thought Heathcliff was the classic brooding leading man, not a masochistic bastard.

    Brilliantly written, but seriously crazy story. Now when a woman says her favorite love story is Wuthering Heights, I do not believe she’s actually read it.
    .-= amy2boys´s last blog ..A Resolve =-.

    Comment by amy2boys on January 6, 2010
  15. Someone else suggested Loreal Double Extend mascara. That shit’s awesome.
    Plus it doesnt smear, instead it sortof comes off in strings when you rinse your eyes with hot water. Sounds weird but at least there are no raccoon eyes.

    Comment by Tali on January 6, 2010
  16. Very frugal of Emily to specify that she likes going to the mall when they have sales.

    Comment by Rhi on January 6, 2010
  17. MAC Zoomlash. Love the stuff.

    Comment by Tutugirl on January 6, 2010
  18. Chevy Chase?? maybe you had the latest revised edition?? 🙂

    Comment by Wendy on January 6, 2010
  19. *snort*

    I love your daughter.

    Comment by mamatulip on January 7, 2010
  20. Ok L’Oreal Voluminous and mascara by Mally. Hers is my favorite at the moment.


    Comment by Linda on January 7, 2010
  21. Hey, I just found your blog this morning and I think I love it!

    Comment by Megan on January 7, 2010
  22. I love that you love Chevy Chase.

    Comment by Avitable on January 7, 2010
  23. I have been loyal to Cover Girl LastBlash for a while, but I just picked up some Maybelline The Colossal because it was on sale, and I LOVE it! It goes on really feathery and light, but adds a lot of length. It also comes off really easily with makeup remover or even just a washcloth.

    Comment by Anna on January 7, 2010
  24. Hey at least Emily is a bargain hunter!

    (I read WH for the first time this past summer. It was just “meh.”)

    Comment by Assertagirl on January 8, 2010
  25. I quite enjoy Lash Blast from Cover Girl – that’s my vote! And it isn’t just because I have a crush on Drew Barrymore either.

    I have yet to read Wuthering Heights, though after reading Twilight, now I want to read it.

    I’m making my way through all of Jane Austen’s books at the moment, I got all her books in one volume for Christmas. I’ve made my way through Sense and Sensibilty, Persuasion and am on to Pride and Prejudice!
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Note to self – don’t write emails whilst being all emotional and stuff. =-.

    Comment by Katie on January 9, 2010
  26. I never did read wuthering heights either. I love the song… does that count?

    Comment by pixielation on January 11, 2010
  27. Mascara.
    I have tried every one ever made.
    I will compile a list for you, at the top is Stila, and then that Cover Girl eyelights stuff.
    Clinique used to make a really good one…forget what it’s called.
    But Stila, looove.

    Comment by moosh in indy. on January 12, 2010

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