Posts Tagged ‘news’


Houseguests and Random Observations

In Read or Overheard on August 18, 2011 by Edelweiss Tagged: ,

I missed a post yesterday. We’re in the process of hosting our good friend for 4 days. He’s leaving tomorrow and tomorrow night two of Walrus’ friends are coming for the weekend. I’ve already announced I’m going home early one night to read. There was a point in my life I could handle 6 nights of hosting, drinking, working a full-time job and staying effervescent and cheerful. That time has past.

Yesterday was rough. Fun, but rough. I woke up with a shot glass of water on my nightstand and a half-eaten fig newton on the coffee table. Apparently I was “nibbling on the fig newton like a squirrel” and then fell asleep on the couch and had to be told to go to bed. At 10pm. I’m classy.

On the news front, this 94 year old lady seems like she’s a good time. ” Direct quote: “It really is quite an occasion to have a blimp land in your yard.” AND she looks great.

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Old Lady Makers or Becoming a Dating Dinosaur

In Talking on August 16, 2011 by Edelweiss Tagged: ,

Today I’m continuing to talk about things that make me feel old. My “meta” reflections on why will be in italics at the end of this post.

Here are three things that made me feel old today (JUST TODAY!):

1. Grinding used to be an occasional thing you saw and if someone did it seriously in high school they were kinda weird. Now apparently it’s all up in the clubs, and not the bars that me and my friends occasionally get drunk enough to turn into a club.

Apparently tutorials on how to avoid grinding have gone viral:

(By the way ladies, should you enjoy grinding – there is an ehow to help you do it right, I wish I were joking.)

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In Which News Sadness has Nothing to do with the Debt and Instead Involves Making a Pie

In Read or Overheard on August 11, 2011 by Edelweiss Tagged: , ,

I’m a little news obsessed. I wake up an hour early each day so I don’t leave the house without knowing the local news – then I track other events throughout the day.

I also have decided the newscasters I let in my living room are my acquaintances. Therefore it’s totally appropriate to make fun of them, feel proud when they do something special and gossip to Walrus about them.

With all this news watching and analyzing there’s almost always something funny or bizarrely strange in the course of the week.

I love you Mika, but this picture is hysterical (photo from

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30 Day Challenge: Make Things Pretty: Day 8

In Talking on August 9, 2011 by Edelweiss Tagged: ,

Every day for the next 30 days I’ll spend at least 30 minutes making something prettier (or admiring beauty and therefore making my mind pretty!).

Day 8 (last night) Watched Johnny Cash documentary on the Bio Channel.

Start Time – 10:00pm

End Time– 11:30pm (I recorded the last 30 minutes and went to bed)

If you happen to stumble on this in your TV listings I definitely recommend it.

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Animals astirrin’!

In Read or Overheard on August 8, 2011 by Edelweiss Tagged: ,

Continuing with the animal revolution, a shark protested Shark Week by flinging itself into the woods of NH… bring on terrible impressions of Boston accents from newscasters throughout the country.

Margaret from Failing Better Daily even noticed something.


And then the Deer joined in…

In Read or Overheard on August 5, 2011 by Edelweiss Tagged: ,

A couple days ago, I blogged about the Animal’s Revolution . Here’s more evidence that something is afoot:

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Today’s Headlines

In Talking on August 4, 2011 by Edelweiss Tagged: , ,

Things I’m reacting to that have nothing to do with the National Debt

1. Happy 50th, Mr. President.

2. There’s a recall of ground turkey and it’s super shady. The company that’s doing the recall isn’t the company listed on the packages. So – basically I can’t make my awesome turkey burgers for awhile because I don’t know who to trust. AND you can only get a refund on your turkey meat if the package is unopened. Not Fair. If you sell me poisonous meat and I hear about it while I’m cooking with your meat, I should get my money back. Read More »