Halloween Decorations!


I promised I’d post the office decorations I put up a few weeks ago. I’m bad at meeting my own personal deadlines, but hey, it’s Halloween Week, so I suppose now is the most appropriate time for them, eh?

Here we gooooooo!

View of my desk from the outside.

Dapper Mr. Skeleton on the door to our lab

Decorations on the snack cube (where we keep all the food)

Ceiling decoration

Another ceiling decoration

One more ceiling decoration


My bestie Brighid is running for mayor of her town. Yesterday, Anthony and I met up with her family for brunch and then went back to their place to help decorate for Halloween. My favorite decoration is this:

Brighid’s sister moved that particular skeleton somewhere else, so I’m glad I got a picture of him before that happened.

Happy Halloween everyone!


On Spanx


Of all of the fashion trends that fell out of style, I think the one I am happiest to see go was the girdle.

Look, girdles were awesome and useful back when women wore dresses all the time. They were often said (in literature, at least) to have magical and/or protective powers, depending upon who was wearing them. Girdles were (and sometimes still are) considered erotic and sexy, which gave women some semblance of sexual control (always a good thing). I still think girdles (although nowadays they tend to be called “shapewear” to make them sound less Grandma-esque, I suppose) are super helpful for certain occasions when you want to be smooth. I wore Spanx to my bridal shower and wedding, along with a handful of other events.

However, when the aliens come to earth a thousand years from now, they’re going to look at Spanx and think, “These are casings for people sausage.”


Have you ever tried to put on Spanx? They’re wonderful for smoothing and shaping, and they are actually pretty comfy–once they’re on. GETTING them on, however, if a completely different story.

Spanx are tight–helpful for holding things in (and holding things in place). If I’m going to an event for which I’ll be wearing Spanx, I usually shower first, which means as I’m getting dressed, my skin is usually still a little damp.You know that sound that a balloon makes when you lick your finger and then rub the balloon? I’m pretty sure that’s the sound my skin makes when wriggling–and I do mean wriggling–into a pair of Spanx after a shower. My husband usually has to help me get into them and get them pulled up to my armpits so I can hook them to my bra (that’s the secret to holding the Spanx up–you hook ’em to your bra).

“But what about your underwear,” you may ask, “doesn’t that help provide something that stops the friction on your skin?”

If you’re asking that, dear reader, then you have clearly never worn Spanx in their intended way. You aren’t supposed to wear underwear with Spanx. That’s why there’s a pee hole.

Yeah, you heard me, there’s a pee hole.

And you’d best thank GOD there’s a pee hole once you’re squished into those things–because once they’re on, they ain’t comin’ off anytime soon.

Still, I love how smooth they make my tummy. And like I said, once they’re on, they’re really comfy. I kinda like being squeezed like that–it’s kind of like a ThunderCoat for humans. It’s like getting a full body hug from your shapewear. I really can’t sing the praises of Spanx enough–every good thing you’ve heard about them is true.

But they’re still casings for people sausage.

Happy Saturday!!


Happy Saturday everyone! I actually have time to post since I’m at work and (as is usual for a Saturday) nothing is going on here.

I got to talk with my sister for a bit this morning–she’s made the move to London for a year to study for her MA in Advanced Theatre Practice (and she totally copied my idea for a blog–what can I say, I’m, a trendsetter–read hers at http://jessinlondon.wordpress.com/). I love technology today; it was awesome to actually be able to see her using FaceTime as opposed to just calling her and talking on the phone (which also has an upside–FaceTime is free, phone calls are not). I wish I had a more steady/better paying job so I could go visit her, but I don’t think that’s going to happen.

Life has been life-ish. I’ve been working my ass off (as my other posts illustrate), so I apologize once again for the lack of updates. However, since it is Saturday and nothing is happening at work–although as I was typing that sentence, the phone rang–my coworker Todd and I will be decorating the office for Halloween. I’ll post pictures when we’re all done.

Please keep sharing and liking my page on Facebook; I’m almost at 100 likes! For those who have commented with topics for me to post about, thank you so much! I’ll get your posts up within the next week. And if you haven’t suggested a topic for me to write about, go comment on my page! I’ve got three more slots open for the topics of your choice! Want me to tell you my opinion on something in particular? Want me to write a funny poem about a certain subject? Let me know!! Your wish is my command*!

*I reserve the right to edit topic choices–no one wants me to write a funny poem about roadkill or dead things, even though I probably could.

I apologize for the lack of posts…


Work has been kicking my ass this past few weeks–I’m working three, 6 say weeks in a row (this is my last week of it). I took a sick day yesterday to decompress and fight off something (my throat was killing me and I was exhausted), but I’m still very, very tired and can’t come up with anything funny.

Is there something you want me to write about? Comment below or on my Facebook–I’ll pick somewhere around 5 topics to write about.