Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tuesday Tidbits-Janary 26, 2010

Dear Mr. Microwave,

I'm seriously disappointed in you, dude. Wimping out on me like that! Now how am I going to heat up leftovers, make Munchie's oatmeal, and reheat my tea/coffee? Leaving me hanging like that was not cool and has definitely crimped my style. I am now forced to actually turn on the burner or run into the arms of my toaster oven for our breakfasts and lunches. How could you? We've been together for so long. Well, I'll have you know that I've found another. He'll arrive later in the week at which point I'm sending you packing.

Oh, just so you'll know, my new microwave is strong, dark and quite handsome. He'll fit in just fine. You'll see.

No longer yours,

Mrs. Sister


Dear Daisy,

Houses weren't meant to be climbed. Just sayin'.

Your surrogate mommy,

Mama 5th

P.S. Silly dog. It's just rain. Hurry up and go pee! For a formerly outdoor dog you sure have become pretty wimpy.

Dear Madam Freezer,

What's your problem? Did we do something to make you mad? Yes, we had to let your friend, Mr. Microwave, go but why on earth would you pop open your door, exposing your innards and allow ALL of our food to defrost in retaliation? This is such a financial blow to the food budget. Which means that your belly won't get full anytime soon. You only hurt yourself. And you better watch it, missy, or you'll be next to go.

With frosty regards,

Mrs. Sister


My blogging friend, Kimberly, at Terra Del Sol, is having a very unique giveaway. She is giving away art. Yes, actual art. You see, she's a collector and is willing to share a work of art with one of her faithful followers. So head on over and check her out. Follow her for a chance to win. What are you waiting for? Go. I'll be here when you get back.


An old high school friend of mine has begun a new blog. To help him get started I thought I'd give him a shout out. I would like to formerly introduce you to Jim Hawley of It's Either This or Go Crazy. Let's all give him a nice welcome to the blogosphere. Jim is a unique character: an intellectual, a self professed liberal (but don't hold that against him), an ordained minister, a scholar, a member of the academe, silly and irreverent at times,  and just an all around nice guy. Or as he succinctly puts it, "A pastor/literary critic/musing guy ruminating on the ambiguities of life..." Go on and pay him a visit!


Awards Update

Thank you, Lee, from Headaches, Hotflashes and Hormones, and Kimberly of Tera Del Sole for the sweet Sugar Doll award.

Oh and Kayla from Bashful Toast thinks I deserve the Happy 101 recognition.

And, finally, Weezer, of Weezer's Haven, handed out the A Lovely Blog award to all of her followers.

Thanks, dear friends. These awards mean so very much to me and I'm glad you felt enough of me to pass them along.


That's all of the "tidbits" I have for you today. Come back tomorrow to see what prose I have come up with for the weekly Silly Haiku Wednesday meme. It was a collaborative effort, this time, and one I think you all will appreciate. Until then, have a terrific Tuesday!


Purple Flowers said...

Sorry you had to say goodbye to your microwave. And I like the way you told your freezer to behave better. You certainly don't lack for a good sense of humor! Keep on goin'!!!

Willoughby said...

Sorry to hear about your microwave and freezer. I hope your stove and dishwasher are behaving!

I'll be back later to link over to your friend's blog!

Lee said...

My new range is awesome...just sayin.

Julie Kwiatkowski Schuler said...

Yeah, I have a few things to get off my chest with my clothes dryer. that punk!
I was just thinking about my microwave- it is fifteen years old and was a present from my old boyfriend's mom when we first moved in together! Wow, I can't believe it still works. I'm glad I took it, and most of the other things, when we broke up.

Jephy's Mom said...

All of our appliances started turning against us this past summer. We got a new fridge and a new washer and will soon need a new stove and microwave. The worst part is that things aren't made to last anymore - even the brands that used to be dependable. They are all cheaply made and will probably not even last 10 years!

Tracy said...

I will check out your friend's blog as I was just looking over new finds for added readers.

and we have such a use for a microwave that I have one on "standbye" packed in the closet just in case.

Corrie Howe said...

I hate it when all the appliances gain up at once...you think that just because we brought them all home at the same time that they have to remain together forever or all leave together.

L.B. said...

Maybe Y2K came a decade late for you. Either that or you have a gremlin in your house. As long as the gremlin stays away from the computers, gaming systems and other expensive electronic equipment, things hopefully should be okay.

Myself, I may have to write a similar letter to SeƱor Dishwasher pretty soon.

Joshua said...

I hate the microwave. Ours at work died very strangely -- would heat for four seconds and turn off -- so we made the service call since it was only 7 months old. It took them a week to come and two weeks for the part to come in. We should have bought a new one.

College was better. We bought a microwave at GoodWill fro $10. It was great, if not a little big. And when someone stole it, we went back to GoodWill and bought another for $8.

LarryG said...

ummm Mr Microwave will not take away the Mr Popcorn happiness! shame on you for trying Mr M!

Jenny said...

Cute post. Parting from appliances is always so painful. I'm glad you felt you could share it here.

Betty Manousos said...

Love your imagenery , Polly , very inventive post.You made me smile.
And of course congats on your al awards. You do deserve them.

Anonymous said...

my dog is so weird about peeing in the rain. he's always been a house dog though so, he's kind of high maintenance.

off to visit your friend's blog!

Anonymous said...

Every week these letters are one thing I look so forward to. I love them. Poor Madam Freezer...gonna be going on a diet it sounds like.As usual these are great :)

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

My microwave died recently, too. Stupid thing. I didn't realize how much I used it until I had to go without for two whole days.

LarryLilly said...

Darn I wish it was my microwave. My heater died two weeks ago and my AC unit is on life support. So in a month or so that will get replaced. I really didnt want to keep that savings account I had.

BTW, what happened to the other 4 sisters?

MJ said...

I think they all were jealous of Black Beauty!!

Of course Daisy has become a whimp, the warmth, comfort, & pizza crust of inside to cold rain - NO WAY I wouldn't leave either ;o)

Have a fantabulous day dear!

Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey said...

It's sounds like you have some Appliance Revolution going on there...maybe they are all jealous of your new and shiny Black Beauty.

How is Daisy doing, anyway?

Helen McGinn said...

Ah, microwaves...fickle companions that they are. Sigh.

I'll go say hello to your friend. xx

Meeko Fabulous said...

I remember when our microwave went out . . . Thankfully I lived in an apartment then and all I had to do was call the manager. :)

Christine said...

Wahooo, likes like your finally getting your blog on again! These tidbits are a really great idea.

Unknown said...

I am so sorry your appliances are giving you such grief. Geez. Some appliances!

Hope you have a great week!

Life Laugh Latte said...

That's a lot of tidbits...you busy girl. New microwaves rock. You'll love it. Congrats on the awards. Have a terrific day, and I'll go check out your friend now. NOOO not like that! Holly

Claudya Martinez said...

So sorry to hear about your revolting appliances. Hope the washer and TV don't follow suit.

Brian Miller said...

our nuker died about a month back...sad to see it go. congrats on the awards...off to visit your friends.

Kathleen said...

I bet things get pretty hot with Dark and Handsome.

And I would totally give Madam Freezer the cold shoulder.

Savvy-Motherhood said...

OMG! This sucketh!

if you need to throw some poo, let me know..i got a nerf gun.

it always makes me feel better

Joanna Jenkins said...

Congrats on your awards!!!!

I can't imagine life without a microwave. I know I should be embarrassed to say that but seriously, I'd be lost without it.


Kimberly said...

I like your Tuesdays Tidbits. It is so cute.

I am sick about your fridge and microwave. There must be some sort of microwave revolt because the microwave of my mother also went out the other day. CRAZY!

Thanks for the announcement. I really appreciate it. Thanks for the award too! You are too sweet.

Holly Lefevre said...

Microwave and freezer troubles...bummer! We have water heater, sewer pipe, and oven troubles....must be that time of the year.

How did I miss Kimberly's giveaway...off to check it out.

Weezer said...

Glad to see that your blogger's block has healed itself. I think I have it now.

Jackie said...

silly tuesday tidbits? I love it! those were some letters to your microwave, freezer and surrogate mommy? lol that is too funny!

I am very happy for you for all your blog awards! That's awesome!


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