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About me: I'm 42 and added another gherkin to our pickle party of a family. My husband Chuck, our 9-year-old Junior, our 6-year-old Everett, our toddler and I live in a town in Connecticut I affectionately call Mulletville Lite (aka my childhood hometown). My friends call me Nutjob, and they're right. In my husband's spare time he dresses up as a Viking and chases ghosts (and I'm the nutjob?). When I'm not busy working as a graphic designer, I lie in a ball in the corner.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Random Tuesday thoughts: Everyone's naked

It's time for RTT, brought to you by the fabulous Un Mom.


Why do some people walk like they’ve just climbed off a horse? It makes me silly.

What should I do about my life? I got a job offer in my field that would allow me three days in the office and two days at home. I’m thrilled but honestly, can I really get any work done with a toddler in the house? Sometimes it’s hard to find time to pee, never mind design a catalog.

I wish I didn’t like muffins so much.

I’m trying to be positive about winter coming, but now that the leaves have fallen off the trees, Connecticut is starting to get that dead look. How can one possibly be cheery when the natural world is screaming, “I’m a scraggly, naked mess!”? Or am I just projecting onto the trees?

(I’m not naked right now, promise. But if I were, would that change how you felt about this post?)

We’re getting five new windows put in downstairs. They are big ass windows, and the man’s here right now putting them in. When Chuck answered the door in his bathrobe, Chuck accidentally flashed him.

Ok, that’s not true but Chuck’s reading this over my shoulder and I wanted to give him a rise.

I’m not going to miss the plastic we used to put over those old windows. The draft was so bad the curtains would sway. It still wasn’t as bad as that apartment Chuck and I rented in Portland, Maine. My dad helped us put Styrofoam over some of the windows and then plastic.

Course, I think he saw Rico the landlord and wanted to shield us from the view. Didn’t work.

I am now convinced that ad agencies are feeding their creative teams LSD. How else to explain a juice commercial that involves school children, a comatose rabbit and balloons?

I'm scared.

But I'm not naked.



Lindy said...

Congrats on the job offer! And not being naked!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

That job offer sounds perfect - 3 days out of the house, but 2 days at'd get the best of both worlds, really. ;)

Did you get a rise out of Chuck?

That commercial is....scary! :)

Happy RTT! :)

Jenni said...

naked changes the way i feel about everything.

great random.

The Mother said...

Those ad guys were definitely smoking something. Probably not appropriate for the kid audience (the smoking stuff, not the ad).

My 13yo howled.

I am Harriet said...

I'm no sure I'm ready for winter either.

Have a wonderful RTT!

Joanie M said...

I'm ready to move south. I'm beginning to hate cold weather.

That commercial cracks me up!

Sara said...

The juice commercial is hilarious! Love the randomness. Good luck with the job offer.

Baby News said...

LOL! Love the juice commercial.

My last job allowed me to work at home 2 days a week. Here's pretty much how it went. Sit down to work. Decide to clean the kitchen really fast. Sit down to work. Decide to throw some laundry in. Sit down to work. Phone rings. Talk for 30 minutes. Attend meeting via conference. Go take a shower. End result? Get nothing done. Just sayin'

But most people have more "work" motivation than I do!

Anne said...

Working from home depends on how motivated you can be. Since Chuck is there, it isn't like you would have to take care of Junior. When my kids were little, I had the office and when mommy was in the office, she wasn't to be bothered. I treated it like going into an office but at my house. You wont have to commute so you will have more time with Junior. Good luck with the decision.

Anonymous said...

I know a little how you feel. I live in IA and right now I keep seeing fields still filled with dead corn stalks.(We've had too much rain to harvest the corn which is why there will be a furture price rise in corn)
It's creeping me out a little seeing the corn fields still intact. I live on a farm too.
Hmmm that is a strange commercial but then again I've seen equraly strange commercials from the baby boomer age so this doesn't surprise me.

KIKI said...

Some people walk like they've just climbed off a horse they have just climbed off a horse... lol

You're job offer is perfect. I think you will find that if you have to get work done - even with a toddler around - that it will all work out.

Naked is good.

Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said...

That sounds like a great job...but yes, I would seriously worry about the peeing bit!

kyooty said...

Sadly i think there are a LOT of teachers like that and nothing will "boost". As for a Rise? really did we need to know that?

Pricilla said...

If you took the job you could work naked....

Design it Chic said...

The climbed-off-the-horse walk is always funny to watch.. and those people think they're cool:P ha!
oh and first you're trying so hard to convince us you're not naked.. then your husband was flashing the window guy... ok now i definitely believe you it's all just hypothetical:) ha ha :):)
Happy Tuesday!

* my Random Thoughts are up too.. oh and send the window guy our way too.. we'd need a good isolation to our big windows!.. and promise we won't flash him either:P sounds like a good deal to me:)

The Crazy Coxes said...

Take the job, take the job! Think of all the fodder it will give you for your blog.

Then you could design a catalog and blog naked!

Happy Tuesday!

A Mom on Spin said...

Yeah. . .I guess I never really thought about it, but it WOULD change things if you knew the poster was naked. . .now wouldn't it?

Mrsbear said...

The job offer sounds sweet, just remember you don't have to actually get any work done at home, just make it seem like you did and then do twice as much work at the office.

I think the guy that wrote that commercial probably works from home.


Mad Woman said...

That job sounds great! You could even be naked for those two days at home!

Jen said...

Congrats on the job offer, they are hard to find these days. Give it a try, you can always quit.

I'm a little worried about Chuck if he gets a rise out of flashing the window installation dude.

Margaret aka: Fact Woman said...

Sounds like a great job and 2 days a week you could do it naked. Not really but still.
What is up with that ad? Funny but a bit creepy at the same time. Thanks for the randomness.

Karen @ If I Could Escape . . . said...

Your RTT made me laugh!!

Congrats on the job offer!

And, I'm with you on the muffins -- wish I didn't like them so much either!!

Grand Pooba said...

Take the job, take the job! Then you can hire a nanny to keep the toddler occupied while you design. While your at it, might as well hire a maid too. And a chauffeur.

Mammatalk said...

Sure seems like there's a whole lot of not being naked around here.

Hmmm? Good cover. (pardon the pun.)

PropellerHeadMom said...

I work from home a lot. I had to get a full time babysitter while I worked or else I could not get anything done. Great RTT post! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Keely said...

That first one would have been my reaction to the comatose rabbit, juice or no juice.

Brandy said...

that's a weird ass commercial. And would it matter if you were naked?

Otter Thomas said...

Not only is the natural world a scraggly naked mess, it is so depressed it goes to bed early too. I hate the early darkness.

That commercial is definitely drug fueled. So many other creative things are so why not children's commercials, right?

Momma Chae said...

LOL. I need to do a post like this. I think I like peoples' random thoughts as much as the profound ones...