Today’s Music: The Whigs – Waiting
Why hello there. Welcome to Friday. Hope you all had a good trip. My days this week were at turns productive, frustrating and filled with ennui. Fortunately, there were some plenty of blog posts to keep me company on the way. Here’s some of what I read…
Rollergiraffe told a great story about how her extended family deals with Autism. DHonour wrote a beautiful piece to about her second son on his Sixth Birthday, and KBerrios explained Expressing Yourself to a young boy.
Great stuff all around, from them and everyone else!
Last week, the polls were a’flutter with the question “what do you do with your extra stuff“? And judging from your answers, you’ve hoarded a lot of thoughts on this topic. Here’s what you said. (As always, my comments are a messy pile of italics.)
A charity dedicated to helping stars of the show Hoarders – Curvyroads
(Maybe it can be administered by U-Haul?)
My hips, apparently. That’s gotta be why they tripled in size. (Miz Yank)
(My hips don’t lie. They would honestly like another slice of pizza.)
Maybe be like grandparents. Hoard until dead and let others deal. Quirky
(It’s all those meals you wouldn’t let them feed you…)
A company that will recycle it into Hawaiian shirts!! Polysyllabic Profundities
(WE HAVE A WINNER!!!)
The attic. And I don’t have to deal with it until all falls through the ceiling.
(I hope you didn’t just jinx it…)
…”all falls through the ceiling.” (List of X)
(Should have hoarded some load-bearing beams….)
flea market – cha-ching! (Stacy)
(Careful – fleas are renowned for their haggling.)
The Human Fund. The Sailor’s Woman
(If you give them even a scrap, they’ll follow you around forever.)
There’s a hidden vortex on my lawn. I put my stuff out, and it’s gone by noon.
(You’ve been dumping freezing cold in that vortex, haven’t you.)
(I can tell you where it’s been going.)
Using it to hide from zombies sounds good. At last a reason! Elyse 54.5
(If you make the zombies dig through that stuff, it’ll cost you an arm and a leg.)
To needy sexy people!
(But I don’t want it!!!)
Extra???I have nothing as EXTRA!(Although my mom seems to disagree)Life Confusions
(Oh, Mama Confusions, where did you go wrong???)
ME of course, who else? Puft! Life Confusions
(I’m not sure you understood the question…)
nobody. I hoard, hoard, hoard. jaklumen
(Maybe donate it, to the lord, lord, lord?)
(Or throw it in the river, near the fjord, fjord, fjord!)
It joins the missing socks from the laundry-(Zoe)
(Why are you stashing your stuff in the washing machine???)
Zoe-I eat some,pack some, wear some,sleep in some,mow the lawn,bbq,clean up poop
(Wow, that’s versatile! Is all your stuff a Swiss Army Knife?)
Let’s trade. You take mine. I’ll take yours. –Penny Lane Seriously
(UPS (United Psychology Service) wants hazard pay to transport my stuff.)
my hips, where else? Benzeknees
(I really don’t think there’s a safe way for me to reply to this…)
You spelled stuph wrong… Twindaddy
(Sorry – my speak n spell was buried under the old betamax tapes.)
The dumpster my husband keeps threatening/promising to rent. Susie Lindau
(Mine are only used for the bodies…)
that depends on what your definition of “extra” is. thematticuskingdom
(I DID NOT HAVE RELATIONS WITH THAT WOMAN!!! Sorry, what was the question?)
my local black hole: the attic. thematticuskingdom
(Your attic is Congress???)
flowers, long time passing. thematticuskingdom
(Sounds like you’ve sown the seeds of discontent.)
I don’t have extra stuff, or much stuff at all. Send it my way!
(What, and ruin your Zen groove?)
Uranus….or someone’s anus – Rutabaga
(Is that storage charged by weight or volume?)
… the previous polls muffin (Frank)
(At this point, it’s probably a crouton.)
Congratulations to Polysyllabic Profundities for this weeks winning answer, and thinking outside the (storage) box! And from the offered choices, the most popular was NOWHERE! IT’S MINE, DO YOU HEAR ME?!?! MINE!!!!!!, so congrats to all of you who really need to cut down on the caffeine.
This week, the unbridled polling collective stands in solidarity with Alice At Wonderland in her battle against the forces of Big GIF. Beknownst to all, Alice is a huge TLC Reality Show addict – Sex Sent Me To The ER, My Crazy Obsession, Untold Stories of the ER. But sometimes it’s not enough.
So this time around, we’re asking what the next great reality show should be.
Answer often, but answer soon, because this one closes at 2359 EDT on Tuesday, 8 April. Try and keep yourself to three Other answers if you do write-ins, and if you do leave an Other, add a way to recognize you at the end, and I’ll link back to you next week.
And until next time, enjoy something bizarrely awkward.
Have a great week, y’all!