05 December 2008

Friday Wrap-Up


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I'm so distraught! Did you hear?? Due to intellectual property issues (the designer of Bratz was working for Mattel when he came up with the concept of the dolls, but then went to work for MGA who now manufactures the dolls), MGA will have to discontinue manufacture of the Bratz dolls after the holidays. You know, this was the first time there was a prostitot doll (or any doll for that matter) named after me!! A Dana doll! And now I won't have the gratification of seeing my namesake in the toy aisles any longer. It's a sad, sad day in toy-land!

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It's time again for Christmas tree hunting. This is one of the few family traditions we've managed to embrace and keep alive since husband and I blended families 6 years ago. This will be the third year at the tree farm we'll visit Saturday. These folks take a picture of your family every year (with your "kill") and then post it (along with the other families) to a bulletin board the following year so that you can take it home. Then there is the free hot chocolate, coffee, popcorn and cookies ... YUM!

This year Cam will pick out the tree (we let the kids take turns each year choosing the tree). I'm certain there will be lots of pictures at some point.

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I've got to do a little weirdness meme this weekend. Jormengrund tagged me (he clearly hasn't learned I don't play well with others) and because he took any chance of regular sex with his wife his own life into his hands in doing so, I'm actually going to play. I know ... I know ... it's hard to believe that I might be able to come up with seven weird facts about myself, but I'll try to find something to talk about!

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Along those lines, can I just say that I despised the Wednesday Weirdness BONUS question this week? For those of you who might not follow Wednesday Weirdness, the question was, "Have you ever fantasized about having sex with any blogger friends? Would you be daring enough to reveal five of them?" Reading these was like being the one kid no one wanted on their kickball team! It's not that I want to sleep with everyone who blogs (I do have morals you know), but it felt like a darn popularity contest. Pick me!! Pick me!! Publicly announce your lust for me so that everyone will know that I'm the hottest chick/dude in the blogging world and that those not mentioned just SUCK!

*Gathers self after stomping feet and throwing tantrum*

OK, I feel better now! Who knew there were such long-lasting, emotional scars attached to playground sports??

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20 comments:

Jormengrund said...

It's good to see that you're willing to play Dana, even if you do get a little rough!

Have a great time hunting down that tree, and don't let it sneak up on you!

Real Live Lesbian said...

This Jor fellow sure does get us to do what he wants, doesn't he?

Have fun this weekend, Sugar Shoes! ;)

Nolens Volens said...

Hmm...your way of letting me know I should've named the tall lady in my bonus question? ;)

I used to be picked last, so I can totally relate to that...until I developed an accurate arm. :P Survival of the fittest, baby!

Knight said...

That is great you let the kids pick out the tree. My family pulls the plastic tree out of the attic, pulls off the garbage bag, and plugs it in. My mother insists on putting it back in the attic on Christmas day.

Jay said...

I cut my tree down from the coat closet. I don't leave it decorated all year, but I do leave it "up." I don't like to fold the thing up and then bend the limbs back into place. It will wear out too fast. Yeah I know, it only cost $19. What's your point?

I think we have some bloggers we fantasize about, but naming them? That would actually be rude.

And that's why I don't do the "Pass this award to five other bloggers thing." I did that ONCE and actually had a couple of people whine and bitch that I didn't include them. Screw that.

Flyinfox_SATX said...

I think that those that complained should really get a life. But I really can't blame them if they have an opportunity with you and miss it....

You are one Hot Lady!

Vixen said...

Personally, I think you should change your user name to Sugar Shoes. ;)

Not that I play WW, but I do enjoy reading everyone elses answers and like to (in my head, lol) think of my own. But this weeks were not someplace I wanted to put my head. Gah....

Have fun xmas tree hunting! It's nice to meet someone else who still gets a real tree, lol!

katherine. said...

tree hunting is probably one thing we are gonna skip this year...although the kids are all arriving to day to my mama's for the annual cookie baking extravaganza...

Dana said...

Jormengrund, I'm always willing to play as long as I get to choose the game!

RLL, you know, I'm not sure how he does it. Must have something to do with that kindness thing ...

NV, nope! Just like in the playard, you'll find out that you made a mistake years later *wink*

Dana said...

Knight, the kids pick it out, the kids decorate the tree. We don't have a "perfect" tree, but we do have a PERFECT tree!

Jay, I'd be lying if I claimed I never considered a fantasy here and there, but to list them? Nahhh ... too many hurt feelings of people who I wouldn't want to hurt!

Flyinfox, well ... I wasn't compliment hunting, just reflecting on how those old, OLD feelings can come up without much effort after years of being buried!

Bond said...

Sorry about your doll..but there will always be a Dana doll in our lives...YOU

I don't do that Wednesday weirdness thing, so tell me...did anyone mention me?

probably not...

Have fun getting your tree..and be careful...when provoked, they attack!

Bina said...

You are WAY hotter than that doll anyway, that should give you some comfort!

I would LOVE to have a real tree, but with my Gas heat, I'm not sure which dries out more, my face or the tree.

Okay, so you are going to do a meme, but when? Where is it?

Hmmm, I'm with you. Name five people? I can only name one, and it's not like I would REALLY have sex with that person, ya know? Just "wonder" what it would be like to have a hot .....

Well, I can only name one! LOL

Ms. Inconspicuous said...

This week, seeing the Wednesday Weirdness about the blogosphere made me particularly glad that I'm not a participant. :)

Then again, maybe I'm just bitter because no one picked me. ;)

Biscuit said...

Precisely why I didn't play this week. EVERY question squicked me out. Just not a place for my head. I didn't even read anyone else's, so I have idea who became the darlings of the blogosphere.

Lu' said...

Enjoy the tree hunting and the family time. I know I would. Christmas in my Hubby's family is sorta but not really a non event. They just don't do it like my family did. It seems like kind of a bother. I don't have a big tree because I don't want to deal with the cats and oh there would be dealing with I know it.

Matt-Man said...

No more Bratz Dolls? Oh the humanity!! Cheers Dana!!

Dana said...

Vixen, funny that you say that as I was thinking I should just use that pic (and sugar shoes) as my avatar! And yes, I don't meant to talk bad about Wednesday Weirdness - this week was just - well - not for me!

Kat, looks like we'll be doing the hunting in the SNOW! It got a little more white here last night!

Bond, I'm going to scour the internet for a Dana doll before they all disappear! And I think you were mentioned on about 18 lists!

Dana said...

Bina, the meme is up!

Ms. I, damn! If I'd have realized the company I was keeping by not being on the list, I'd have never complained!

Biscuit, there were some darlings, and a handful of "If you want to know if your on my list, email me."

Dana said...

Lu, We had one cat last Christmas - this year there are two. This could be very interesting!

Matt-Man, you know, the under 10 crowd will now have to look for some other prostitot role model. Maybe Hanna Montana will do it!

garbonzo said...

I wasn't a fan of that question either. I was afraid that a: I would come off as a total perv, and b: what if I mentioned someone and they were disturbed/disgusted with the thought? It was a dangerous question.

But I agree....you are hot! I would pick you for my kickball team!