Another round of FYIs

I haven’t felt much like blogging lately, so I thought I would compile another rousing round of FYIs. Instead I came up with these…

The best way to make yourself feel better about having to wait in a long line is to look at the people behind you. You’re ahead. Gloat a little.

It’s perfectly acceptable to wait in a long line to see the winner of ArtPrize, especially considering the fact that it made “The Today Show” a couple times.

Teeth are jewels, not tools.

Maybe you only need to be good at one thing? Good to know, but I have to find that thing, as practicality often trumps passion. Let’s move on to pretty colors…

Fall really is beautiful in Michigan and the perfect time to go for a hayride through one of your favorite towns.

rockford1However, tripping and falling face first into the side of one of the horses is not a pleasant experience. (At least that’s what the woman who face-planted into the sweaty side of the Clydesdale said.)

A lot of times I think I really want something, but then when I get the opportunity to possibly attain it, I get freaked out and don’t want it anymore. I’m working on this (this is not related to the hayride mentioned above. Or teeth, although I value my teeth immensely.)

My blog world and real world are starting to collide, and this doesn’t make me happy. The end.

I know I’m not one to talk, but sometimes celebrities just look creepy when they get skinny (Drew Carey, Al Roker and Alton Brown come to mind.)


al (But he did do the ArtPrize story, so he gets some credit.)

Free popcorn is like crack to senior citizens. Get out of the way, or get your toes run over—nuns are not exempt from this maniacal phenomenon.

A little integrity is better than any career.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

I really want to like “The Office” this season, but it’s just not happening.

This week I have been summoned for jury duty. To prepare, I plan on watching the judges on “The Next Iron Chef” tonight and taking meticulous notes (yes, it will have skinny Alton Brown.)

And also this crazy, self-absorbed “Duskie” lady who scares me, even when she’s not holding sharp objects.  I’m all about local food, but wearing pigtails…really?

“We don’t see things as they are. We see them as we are.” –Anais Nin

There are  times I don’t feel like going and doing something “social,”  but then half the time I end up enjoying myself and wondering why I don’t do it more often. However, that does leave the other half of the time. I suppose it evens out.

The “clean house” smell you spent a couple hours working on will be instantly negated by cooking salmon. However, it’s worth it (plus, if you drop any on the floor, you feel better about picking it up and popping it in your mouth.)

This just makes me laugh.


So now it’s your turn. Give me something to look forward to reading when I get home from a day of civic duty.

What are your FYIs?

17 responses to “Another round of FYIs

  1. fyi: ive literally sat here for 7 minutes now trying to think of an fyi.


    enjoy your night love

  2. FYI: North Korea just revealed a new successor to Kim Jong Il.

    FYI: He’s fat and chubby.

    FYI: He’s never been revealed to public until now.

    FYI: I feel sorry for him.

    FYI: I need to stop this FYI now because I need to go poop.

  3. How are your blog and real worlds colliding? I feel that it can be a fun thing when that happens (if it means meeting cool blog friends).
    FYI: You are great at at least one thing. Writing. And I am sure if I spent a mere five minutes with you in person I would find more things!
    FYI: You have made me jealous by posting fall pictures. Fall doesn’t exist in Texas and I miss it.
    FYI: I will be watching The Next Iron Chef, too!

  4. I actually did not know Drew Carey looked like that now. You’re right though, scary!

    And I think popcorn in general is crack to older people! Seriously my grandmother loves popcorn. She even puts it on ice cream! (which isn’t too bad FYI) 🙂

  5. FYI: I think I might love fall more because of the fall foods/flavors than the weather. Or maybe it’s both. (FYI: I have no idea) 😀

  6. you had me laughing my ass off on this one. well, figuratively speaking. unfortunately my ass is still there, in full effect, feeling the effects of the ice cream i ate last night 😉 anyway, that chick on the iron chef show freaks me & marshall out SO bad! i am glad you agree!

  7. LMFAO “One of my favorite stretches is called having a baby.”

    FYI, the Gap got a new logo and apparently it is in big trouble. “If this logo is brought into the clothing store I will no longer be shopping with the Gap.” said one angry customer. (

    Dear God people. Dear. God.

  8. gaining is good, curing cancer is better 😉

    jellyfish: nature’s lava lamp

    Is it just me or has Angela Lansbury been the same age for like 50 years?

    “Business casual” means “the wine is gonna suck.”

    “You Again” looks like it could be a joke movie poster in a movie like “You Again”

    Having “please enjoy the music while your party is reached” is a great way to make sure I never call you again.

  9. I’m with you on celebrities who get skinny. It’s weird.

    I was just talking to Lawrence today about how beautiful it must be in Michigan right now. I envy your fall.

    Regarding wanting something, but then freaking out about attaining it… I have this issue with iTunes. Hear me out. I really, really want a song. I buy it. The second I buy it, I don’t want it anymore. I have no idea what this means.

    What do you mean your blog world and real world are colliding? Did I miss something?

    My FYI: David Duchovny in “X-Files” = not hot; David Duchovny in “Californication” = gimme.

  10. I have not seen “Iron Chef” any time recently since Blair and I ditched cable… However, we do download the various “Top Chef” shows from iTunes, and the most recent one I’ve been in to is “Top Chef: Just Desserts.” However, Seth, the dude who recently got kicked off for freaking the hell out, really scared me. He totally broke down in a recent episode where they had to use penny candy in a dessert, and was literally crying on the guest judge’s shoulder, saying, “The red hots were for my mommy!” *Shudder*

  11. FYI : I like skinny Alton Brown. It reminds me of how he looked in when I first started watching Good Eats (my favorite t.v. show) back when I was nine years old.

  12. I’m with Jane–I miss “Good Eats,” and although Alton looks a little older as Currenty Skinny Alton, it does remind me of the good ol’ days. Granted, I now feel ancient, as I was 23 when that show came on. 😉

    • I had no idea that show has been around that long! I hadn’t seen him for awhile and when Next Iron Chef started back up again, I was freaked out. I guess he’s gone all health-nazi on a bunch of things, but the man knows his stuff!

  13. Your FYIs are so fun to read. And I have to agree that some of the newly skinny-faced celebrities are kind of creepy. At first I thought Alton Brown had cancer 😦 I guess he just got “healthy.”

    I also agree that Michigan is gorgeous in the Fall. Just seeing that picture makes me homesick.

    My FYI: Getting sick sucks ass, but Vernor’s, jello and soup are the best cures for the flu.

  14. Kath (Eating for Living)

    FYI: I haven’t lost interest or was scared off. I was just very busy the last two weeks.

  15. Kath (Eating for Living)

    Another one: I’m planning to reintegrate some whole grains into my diet (brown rice, oats, barley, etc, and some other foods like chickpeas, lentils, etc) so you’ll perhaps be able to enjoy my blog as well someday. 🙂

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