Posted by D*ana
My Christmas Tree!
PSYCHE – That’s last year’s. We have to figure out how we are going to keep the little guy (who is now running and grabbing EVERYTHING) away from it before we can put it up.
My brain is suddenly racing with about 100 (ok maybe 6 but that is still a lot) things but I decided to just write this blog because I said I would keep up with it and it’s now been several days.
Just as I went to write this I thought, “I need to post a pic, let me see what I have on my phone that I didn’t post to Facebook yet…”
Then I remembered that my phone died about 3 hours ago while I was watching Rocco stand on his toy basket and dance to George’ Strait’s Cheyanne song. I went to take a picture of him because it’s so stinking cute and it beeped off… and I just never plugged it in. So I gave you a picture of last year’s tree :)
Then it hit me – I should not be sitting down to write a blog when I never got around to digging through the garage for the Elf on the Shelf this week while Kyla was gone. I spent the last couple of days cleaning, like scrubbing the shower, moving the couches to vacuum under them, and moving this enormous hoard of stuff I am selling upstairs because it is taking over the house… so it’s not like I didn’t do anything, I just didn’t get to the Christmas stuff like I had hoped.
Kyla hasn’t even asked about the elf. Not a word. So I can probably get away with not bothering until tomorrow night – plus, she knows it is me anyway and Rocco is too little. I feel like a total slacker – no elf, no tree yet, and of course looking at everyone’s festive Facebook pictures makes me feel even worse about myself… I’m still drinking Pumpkin Spice Lattes and ate the last pumpkin muffin from Thanksgiving tonight. I’m a little behind.
Did you Black Friday shop? I did not. It isn’t so much that I am taking a stand against people having to work on Thanksgiving night (although it is a bit ridiculous), it’s just that I do not at all enjoy fighting through masses of human vultures to get a deal. I do enough bargain shopping (got Rocco 6 pieces of brand name clothing for $8 today at consignment) so when it’s time to buy Christmas gifts I will pay a little more for the things I actually think people will like instead of getting them a 19 inch flat screen just because it’s on sale for $11.99. I mean seriously, how many of you BF shoppers have picked something up for someone just because it’s a doorbuster and he/she is the person on your list most likely to not hate it? And of course there are always the videos of people getting busted up over a pair of $4 panties…
This Wal-Mart employee in Salt Lake City was trampled in the name of $49 tablets.
OK MAYBE I can understand the tablet thing – but TRAMPLED FOR TOWELS?
Who knows what these two women were fighting over at a mall in Vegas when someone whipped out a STUN GUN!?
Thankfully, back in 2006 some concerned citizens put this website together to help us keep track of all of these unfortunate incidents: BlackFridayDeathCount.com
FYI – The NY Post article about the Wal Mart employee being trampled to death was actually from 2008.
One of the best quotes I saw on a video that went around – “Imagine if people got this worked up over stuff that actually mattered.” SO TRUE.
The answer to the title question of this post is a definitive “NO” since I am ready to doze off and there is no way I am venturing to the garage to dig out the Christmas stuff now. Our garage is a bit of a disaster and I would probably have to open it from the outside to go around the heap of junk… Ugh. Someday it’ll get done :)
I haven’t forgotten about the baby product post but I haven’t had a chance to get it all together yet. And once the video issue is fixed (not sure what the problem is!) I have a few things to say about a new pill I’ve been hearing ads for ad nauseam (which is probably one of the side effects BTW)!!
Back to school tomorrow, woot.
Posted by D*ana
That thing is $35! I could see $10 or maybe $15 but come on!!
The stuff Lady Gaga is selling at Barney’s NY is ridiculous! A Lady Gaga egg spinner toy for $35??? A unicorn stocking for $65??? Or how about an ugly set of “Little Monsters” for $95??? And for the TRUE Lady Gaga fan in your life… a $395 CANDLE???
Posted by Mark
From D*ana and I,
Have a very safe, and Merry Christmas from D*ana’s Dirt!
Thanks for visiting the site!
We’ll be back to blogging on the 26th with more Celeb Pics and commentary! Now if You’ll excuse me, there’s a Mojito in the kitchen with my name on it.
Posted by Mark
Mariah Carey, wife and future baby mama to Nick Cannon was recording a Christmas contribution video at Rockafeller Center in New York City. Definitely in the Christmas spirit!
Posted by D*ana