Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Only the Shallow Know Themselves*




Radio question of the day:

88% of us have never done this, but guys if you did...statistics show that it was probably HER idea... What is it?
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I knew in advance that my walking buddy Irene couldn't walk today, so I decided to sleep in. Way in. In fact, it's such a beautiful day, I thought it would be a pity to get up at all. So, I just did. Get up that is. It's after one PM. I'm still in my pajamas. That's okay, right? Because underneath this careless dress lies an enormous lack of character. Whoops! Did I say that? About myself? Good grief. I need coffee.

Today's paper reports that January 24 is the most depressing day of the year. This is according to research published in Health Magazine. So in honor of that we're going to see the new Woody Allen movie, Match Point. Woody is the king of making depression funny. Also The Old Lady of the Hills recommended it, and she knows her entertainment.

What I learned today: You should wash everything on the gentle cycle. It's much, much, more humane.
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Answer to the radio question of the day:

Go on a cruise.

I might have guessed that. But I wasn't up in time to hear the question. So I had to call in and get both the question and the answer. Just for you guys. That's the kinda gal I am. Sweet. You heard it here. Not many people know that. That I'm sweet, I mean.

Niks and I have been in all the contiguous 48 states, except North Dakota. I'm pushing for us to go on a cruise. He would rather go to North Dakota. Or did he say he'd rather go to hell? Anybody out there know if there's a difference?

* Oscar Wilde

21 comments:

dddragon said...

I picked afternoon Kindergarten because I wanted to sleep in late. Loved those nine months.

And I'll tell you what - I'll take Dad to North Dakota, you go on a cruise with Actonbell.

logo said...

I am all for the cruise myself.
North Dakota, why??

bornfool said...

I'm badly wanting to go on a cruise, sooner rather than later. But you have to go to North Dakota. You can't leave just one state unvisited, even if it is cold and forlorn. You' just have to do both. So says me. :)

Christine said...

I'm a cruisin fool and highly recommend it! Hopefully will do the Alaska cruise next year if I can talk my teenager onto the plane to get us to the West Coast.

Jamie Dawn said...

So, you slept in late. Good for you! I like to have a pajama day now and then. You just hope no one comes to visit!
I will post one of these days about the cruise we went on. All I will say for now is that Dramamine and other remedies did not help me with my motion sickness.

Amber said...

Wouldn't you like the cruise more than North Dakota? Really.

And cute cartoon! Sent it to my husband who loved it too, thanks.

razorbeck said...

hey now i live North of North dakota in the finest nation on earth,,, CANADA!!!!!! while there is little enough to reccomend North Dakota come on up to Western Canada where you can actualy walk around without a gun and you are more likely to see a bear then get mugged. One tiny reccomendation though COME IN THE SUMMER!!!! We have cheesy souvenirs, warm summers, casinos, 99.999999% less Norwalk virus, good beer and polar bears lol. what more could you ask for. and you dont need a passport lol

sherle said...

North Dakota!!!!? That means you've been to Michigan! What did you think of it? Ya' know, I think I'd humor the husband - go to N. Dakota, then get on to the fun of a cruise the next time! ;-) Happy whatevers.

Savtadotty said...

Sleeping away the morning is my Secret Sin, but you brought me out of the closet. I haven't been to all 52 states, but I have been to North Dakota. Fargo, in fact. Never been on a cruise, though, unless a student ship that took nine days to cross the Atlantic Ocean counts as a cruise.

Klondike Kate said...

I *love* cruising!! It is one my great desires to get enough money to go again!

You just need to look at different cruise lines - each one has a different personality. I went on Holland America which caters more toward seniors (my first trip was free since I had worked for the company). Carnival is more party - Disney more family - etc.

I don't think Nicks would be bored. Lots to do on the ship and lots of places to visit every time you're in port.

I could go on and on but I think I should stop. This is the longest comment I've ever written!

Doug said...

Wilde was a dog-gone genius. I have genius envy on Bierce's behalf. You are sweet and a master of disguise.

Libby said...

hmmmm...i'd probably pick north dakota...of course, i also want to go to the u.p. of michigan...

Fred said...

After reading Actonbell's posts about their cruise, I would think it's an easy decision. We've never been on a cruise; it's on the to-do list when the kids are long gone.

actonbell said...

Cruising was Ekim's idea, actually! There's nothing to do in North Dakota. Oh, wait! I get it.

Monique said...

You're nice to go to all that effort to get the question of the day and the answer just for us!

This is the 3rd blog I've read today that made reference to cruising. Maybe it's just selective attention on my part since we are going on one in March - -and yes it was my idea!

Ivy the Goober said...

Why is January 24th such a depressing day? I need to know! I was a grumpy crybaby all day. Had I known, I would have stayed in and slept til 1 :)

Next year I will schedule this day off.

KristieD said...

I wish i could sleep in...but my son doesnt quite understand this concept yet, so i am probably not going to get that wish for some time.

I would want the cruise too, but I think you should eventually meander to N.D. just say you did so. You made it to S.D. , so what was there to do there? (my sister's hubby is from there) :)

kenju said...

If it's snowing - there's NO difference!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

If it's between a cruise and North Dakota...I'll go on the cruise! Nirth Dakota sounds r-e-a-l-l-y c-o-l-d....And a cruise, could be warm!

Would love to hear how you liked "Match Point"...Do let me know, if you can...and thanks for the "plug"...(lol)

Manchego said...

Hey, wouldn't it be great if North Dakota were STILL underwater? Then you could go on a cruise AND see the last state!
But seriously, go where the food is best and you don't have to cook it.

Amerloc said...

I've been to North Dakota, and I've been on a cruise. I didn't gain a pound a day in NoDak.