New Year, new round of FYIs

It’s been awhile since I’ve done FYIs, so I thought the new year would be a good excuse to scrounge up another round. They’re not really seasonal in nature, but whenever I write something serious I doubt posting, I always feel like I have to hurry up and write something else right away.

So without further ado, FYI:

While they say a watched pot never boils, the second you turn your back and start doing something else, it will completely spill over.

You have to let down your guard to let someone in.

It’s easier to just buy new mini-blinds than it is to try and clean them. (The same goes for shower curtain liners, but to a lesser extent.)

No one should own a pair of Pajama Jeans.


If you find yourself saying “but I was only trying to help” a lot, you’re not helping (especially if helping involves gifting a pair of Pajama Jeans.)

Be better, not bitter.

Sundays are for washing floors and clothes, not for washing hair.

When you don’t have money to buy something, you will find a bunch of things you want to buy. As soon as you are given gift cards, you will be unable to find anything at all.

“Anonymous” is blog speak for “Chicken Shit.”

You can’t be in a bad mood if you’re dancing.

When you get a flat tire, you fix it. You don’t slash the other three. My point? Even if you take a step back with resolutions, you can always take the next step forward.

We always hear about the “good old days.” If that’s the case, then 10 years from now we’ll look back at these times as the “good old days,” so enjoy each day right now.

Then again, I much preferred Gilad’s “Bodies In Motion,” Denise Austin and Jack La Lanne to Jillian and Jackie Warner, so maybe I’m full of crap.


Don’t fill silence with assumptions.

In life, it seems the group of people who are easily offended and the group of people who are easily confused tend to be the same group.

Since Joel McHale still hasn’t called, I’m moving on to Daniel Tosh (but Joel still had a standing invitation.)


Say what you mean, mean what you say. Never say sorry for feeling that way.

There are two kinds of people—those that eat the skin on baked potatoes and those that don’t. The cool people eat the skin. (This logic does not apply to bananas.)

You can—and will—always be humbled by something or someone. This is a good thing.

People with the least amount of responsibility will continually complain about being too busy.

Adding Brussel sprouts to a Whopper does not negate the fact that it’s still a freaking Whopper.


Contestants on cooking shows—Iron Chef or not—sweat entirely too much for any of the food to look appetizing.

Every minute of the day is not an emergency or something to urgently be filled with something, anything. Busyness does not equate with productivity, so breathe, prioritize and make time for yourself.

I constantly have a “writer’s voice” running dialogue through my head—observations, poems, ideas—and it’s exhausting.

Because of this, I would love to give my brain a break and read your FYIs. (OK, the two are completely unrelated, but I love your FYI comments.)

So, if one of your resolutions was to comment more on random rambling blogs, I am presenting you the chance to succeed. Why wait until tomorrow?

17 responses to “New Year, new round of FYIs

  1. I always have ideas too and can’t quite figure out how to put pen to paper with them – hence I am taking a writing class!

  2. I seriously always think that the Pajama jeans infomercial is such a joke. Who would actually buy a pair? Save your money and buy a pair of Lulu pants. Seriously, they will at least be more comfy. Then again, I never bought a Snuggie either!
    Happy new year Abby! (again)

  3. Pajama jeans are truly horrifying and I love Gilad with a burning passion.

  4. -To the guys out there- I shouldn’t have to say this. Do not shadow box by yourself in public or even at the gym. It’s very stressful for those around you.

    -Super loud talkers should at least talk about something interesting

    -Ok winter, you’ve made your point, I’m a pussy.

    -Pressing the “walk” sign 45 times has the exact effect as pressing in once.

    -Just because someone raised you doesn’t mean you should have to add them on Facebook

    -There is a time for jeans and a time for pajamas, and those two times don’t overlap in my book…..

  5. A) that was hilarious.
    B) penguins FTW!
    C) if “anonymous” is “chicken”, can “semi-anonymous” be “tolerable, though vague”? (I actually have a good reason for it… and it’s finite!) 🙂
    D) does your writer’s voice sound like the one in the *Wonder Years*?

    Happy New Year!

    • In response to your “c,” I would have to say most certainly. I should have specified that I meant “anonymous” only when associated with chicken shit comments. 😉

  6. FYI, driving around with the windows up, a cigarette in your hand and a big dog in the back seat is not acceptable. Ever.

    PS. I get the exact same feelings when blogging. If my last post was something serious or something I feel insecure about, I feel like I need to get something light-hearted out there ASAP… just incase. Ridiculous, right?
    Similarly, I also have constant “writer’s voice”… and it is exhausting.

  7. Contestants on cooking shows—Iron Chef or not—sweat entirely too much for any of the food to look appetizing.


  8. FYI: You rock.

    FYI: I rock too.

    FYI: Since we both rock, we should hang out.

    FYI: Possums are CREEPY. Especially when they lurk in your back yard and glare at you with their glowing red eyes.

  9. I’ve seen the pajama jeans! So funny!

    I’ll have to check out this Josh person. If he’s like Joel McHale, I already love him.

  10. I saw the commercial for Pajama jeans with my family over the holiday (and we actually rewound it and watched it again because it was that funny) and it is simply hilarious. Wtf? Are people that lazy that they want to wear these things (unfortunately, I suspect the answer is yes.). Also, there must be a men’s version, right? Looking forward to that commercial….

  11. – Just because it snows, doesn’t mean Global Warming isn’t real.

    Have a happy new year 🙂

    PS: I’m not sure I have a “writers voice” but insidehead allison narrates *everything*

  12. Mmm Tosh.

    I’ll just go hide under my snuggie in my pajama jeans. (Seriously though? I had actually never heard of PJ jeans before this post.)

  13. That penguin clip reminds me so much of Pingu. Hey at least the PJ jeans aren’t as bad as a snuggie. I got one for Christmas last year, it was one of the most uncomfortable thing ever!

  14. haha, great post! and pj jeans are ridiculous.

  15. I’m still catching up on blogs from the holidays and am way late on this, but just wanted to toss in some solidarity: I ALWAYS eat the potato skin and I NEVER clean the curtain liner, buying a new one is the way to go even if it does harm my environmental karma.

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