Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Another thing I don't care about:

Lipsyncgate - who cares?

Beyonce is a much better singer than I am.  I think she has proven time and again that she has some serious pipes.
Beyonce is no Ashlee Simpson.  While they both may have overbearing show business fathers, mothers who think they are fashion designers, sisters who had children out of wedlock, and hail from Texas, one is a serious singer and the other is, um, Ashlee.

I just don't understand how or why this is a scandal.  If Kelly Clarkson played a recording of Beyonce singing and attempted to pass it off as her own voice, THAT would be a scandal.  So, listen up CNN, this is NOT breaking news.  Move on.

Nice knowing you

Very sad to learn that ABC has cancelled "Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23".  Smart, funny, sarcastic show.  I've loved Kristin Ritter since her "Veronica Mars" days (sob...moment of silence for VM.  One of the best shows ever...) and the girl has a bright future ahead of her.  James Van Der Beek as an alternate version of himself was genius.  I never knew he had it in him.

I hope ABC decides to burn off the 8 un-shown episides over the summer.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Joys of home ownership

The latest tabulation for the money pit that is Wayne Manor is $4,000 to repair the chimney.  The masonry is cracked and leaning away from the house.  Yea!!
What does it say about Eddie Cibrian when both the ex wife and the current wife are crazy?

Eh, I don't really care.

Friday, January 18, 2013


Obvs, Sheryl Crow dodged a huge bullet.  I wonder when, exactly, she found out what a huge douche Lance Armstrong was.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Busy work

Robin and I got a stomach virus so we stayed home from school/work on Thursday and Friday.  Thursday was fine, but by Friday I had emptied my bag of tricks.  I was too weak/tired/sick to entertain him, and he wasn't sick enough to lay on the couch and watch tv with me.

Out of desperation for something to occupy the kid, I gave him a bucket, a scraper, and a sponge and let him go crazy in the master bathroom.  He stayed busy stripping wallpaper for THREE HOURS.  Three hours, people!!!! He worked for two hours, had lunch and rest time, then asked if he could get back to work.  Um, sure kid.  Knock yourself out.  Sure, the bathroom had standing water and was a mess, but the kid was stripping wallpaper.  I could rent this kid out!

Batman and I helped Robin finish the job on Sunday.  We were proud of ourselves, but Tommy Lee Jones was not impressed with our lack of attention to detail.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Angie's my bitch

After years of ignoring Angie pitch her list to me over and over and over again, I took the plunge and plunked down my credit card shortly before we closed on Wayne Manor.  My favorite discovery about AL is the Deals & Buy Now tab.  It's like Groupons for stuff I actually need.  Very excited about that.  I have had the garage door repaired, gotten two hours of electrician labor, and have arranged to have the gutters cleaned.  I even *gulp* made the plunge into sorting through multiple landscape firms to search for someone to replace rotten retaining walls, fix the deck, and alter drainage in the backyard (did you know that was called "hardscaping"?  I didn't.)

Oh, Wayne Manor, you are the ultimate 1970's groovy money pit.

Monday, January 7, 2013

My Laugh for Today:


Written by Anna

Friday, January 4, 2013

Joys of home ownership

The most recent discovery in Wayne Manor is the mold in a basement wall.  I found it while conducting a lead paint test.  So yea!  We passed the lead test.  Boo!  We discovered mold.

Yesterday's estimate to mitigate and repair: $1800.

Thankfully, we are so rich that we had it tucked away in our couch cushions.  Yeah, right.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!

We survived the holidays in the new house.  I spent my day yesterday stripping the wallpaper from the master bathroom.  (By "spent the day" I mean I spent at least an hour on it before I got side tracked by other things.)

Bathroom before:

There is no "after" picture yet.  I hope to have it finished sometime this year.