Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sprucing up the random

Something was bugging me the other day, but I can't remember what it was. Hmmm, I know I didn't want to exaggerate the problem. Oh wait, here it is...
Ugly bugly! When the ruler proved an unworthy opponent to measure this speedy guy with, I used it to fling him outside.

Speaking of outside, look who busted out of his pit! (Not sure what that apparent green life form is inside the pit, but it has been covered and revealed a couple more times in the few days since this photo was taken.)

Let's talk some more about what is going on inside this house, shall we? Despite remembering a bit of French from the many years I took, and the English being right there on the package, it still just cracked me up.

**Warning, story ahead** Funny thing about translations and words in different languages. I recall Madame Boop, my tenth grade French teacher from France, telling us about a time when she intended to tell her neighbor not to shower her with the garden hose he was using, but instead she told him "Don't douche me!"

Back to the house that is not where HGTV is shooting its next show...
See that color on the right? It's gone now and the blue has taken over our living room and dining room. I love it! 

I have spent the past week and half working to make the house look better, in the event that sunshine actually does keep shining in the windows, or we are cooped up in here for another season. However, it seems the better the house looks, the worse I look. So today, as I was waiting for my son, I looked in the car's rearview mirror to assess what might need sprucing up...
…maybe not wearing sunglasses being held together with packaging tape would be a start in the right direction. A splash of color that isn't gray around the frame of my face would help as well…ugh! 

Maybe just some ice cream would help...
I love how instead of saying "made with real vanilla bean" this one has been "dusted with vanilla bean specks". I don't know how you dust ice cream, but it is delicious!

Now hold up a minute, let's just stop right here...
…because this ad creeps me out too much to continue! Maybe the Hamburger Helper guy can high-five him into oblivion!

Stacy Uncorked


  1. I'm with you on the creepy hand ad. And I love the blue in your room...bold colors are my favorite!

  2. I don't like that weird hand ad either. That blue is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! Glad you are getting some yard back. I still have a foot of snow. Supposed to get rain on Thurs. and I truly hope no more snow and ice cold temps.

  3. Creepy hand!! I'm jealous that you can see grass. I'd say I was "green" with envy but all I see is white .......

  4. If you go over to It All Started With Paint, she does navy really well. You should check it out!

  5. Ice cream! Hey...I was just talking about ice cream!!! And I totally just saw that "tampon" translation on something the other day and for the life of me, I couldn't remember what I saw it on and BAM! There it is on your blog! We're the same, you and me. It's like we should even have the same name or something!!

    And I love your blue! It doesn't make me blue!



  6. Times must be hard if food companies are just dusting their products with flavourings.
    Absolutely love the blue!

  7. Bahahahahaha! OMG, I'm so laughing at the thought of an even handier hand. What would that be, a hand with hands? And your sunglasses! Love them! It just shows how dedicated you are to all the other things in your life. :) Yes, I colored my hair this week. I no longer look like Pepe Le Peu. And speaking of color, I love the rich blue on your walls. Have a great weekend!

  8. What kind of bug is that? I find them around here once in a while too. Are they just vacationing in our homes?

    Those sunglasses...I laughed! You are so funny because it's like having a mirror help up to my life.