Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Bad Gal!

I should be wrapping. I have sooo much wrapping to do. And yet, here I am, blogging and watching Nancy Grace on CNN.

Am I not the laziest gal ever?

Heads or Tails #19 -- Anything Round

Since this week's theme is "anything round," I am going to pause for a moment to reflect on nickels. Yes, the 5¢ piece.

They annoy me because I always have so many and I can't seem to use them. The pop machine here at work won't accept nickels (oh, it says it accepts them, but don't be fooled; they just fall straight to the coin return). The washer and dryer in the basement at home only accept quarters. I suppose I could use them to add value to my transit card, but a one-way ride is $1.75 and it takes so long to plunk nickel after nickel into that machine.

So I have begun using my nickels for good. I try to keep a few in my pocket in all times to share with the homeless or, now that it's Christmas, with the Salvation Army. It's more satisfying to hear them drop into the kettle or cup of someone who needs them than to simply curse them for not being quarters.

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Tuesday Tunes #14

Holiday Word Association

Holly: Holly, Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives (I never thought I'd include Burl Ives in Tuesday Tunes)

Tree: River by James Taylor ("It's coming on Christmas/they're cutting down trees ...")

Hug: I'm Happy Just to Dance with You by The Beatles ("I don't need to hug or hold you tight/I just want to dance with you all night ...")

Ice: Baby, It's Cold Outside -- as done by so many, many artists ("I'll hold your hands, they're just like ice")

Give: Bubbly by Colbie Caillat ("Under the covers staying dry and warm, you give me feelings that I adore")

Take: Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While) by the Isley Brothers and/or the Doobie Brothers

Try: Try (Just a Little Bit Harder) by Janis Joplin

Drink: Heart and Soul by Marcia Ball ("You take a drink, then pass the bottle around/You give a wink, and my heart hits the ground ...")

Party: I Don't Want to Spoil the Party by The Beatles

Rest: Sunday Morning by Maroon 5 ("Come and rest your bones with me …")

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So this is what 40 looks like?

I wish I looked this good at 40. I wish I looked this good at any point in my life. On behalf of all us on Team Aniston, "Atta Girl!"