Book ends are really designed for people who do not fully fill every shelf in their house with books.
I am not one of those people.
The bad news is I ate something that did not agree with my IBS.
The good news (if you can call it that) is that it seems to be moving through my system very, very fast.
To be honest, I'm not sure what it was that triggered this. I had a sandwich for lunch I've had before from a sandwich place I've eaten at dozens of times. Why today? I don't know. There is the possibility that it was something I ate last night, but I doubt it. Mostly because the timing of the episode was within 30 minutes of me eating lunch rather than after breakfast or last night.
One of the great mysteries of life I guess.
It is really, really hard to make pumpkin muffins when you are lacking pumpkin. Just saying.
It's the time of year where I want to murder each and every bird singing outside my window at 5am. They are the reason I am posting this early on a Saturday.
Be hot or be cold. Do not swing between these two. My allergies and my sinuses do not appreciate it.
Have you ever seen a commercial on TV and immediately thought "Wow. Not a single woman was involved in the making of this commercial."
There's a fairly famous national jewelry store that is running these ads for Mother's day. Only this commercial is so lacking in taste it is a amazing. I can't imagine this bumping up their sales for Mother's Day. I can't imagine this ad campaign bumping up their sales ANY day.
Picture this: you have a woman, mid- 50s, not much make up, sitting on a bed with a bathrobe on. You could believe this was a mom. Then she starts speaking.
"You know what I'd love for Mother's Day? For you to get engaged to Rachel."
Wow. Just... wow. I mean, listening to a second time I guess it's slightly better because I honestly thought she was telling her daughter, Rachel, she needed to get engaged. Like "You need to pressure your boyfriend to marry you now, sweetie" which shouldn't be a trope in real life, but somehow is. It's not though, which doesn't make it much better. That's just what the world needs: more stereotypes about moms pressuring their kids to get married. That's healthy! Who doesn't love it when their parents are overly invested in their ADULT childeren's romantic life? Not creepy and controlling at all.
Then we have the next line. "But if your not 'ready'" - and yes, she does do the finger quotes here - "you know who else likes jewelry? Momma."
There are seriously no words.
Who green-lighted this? No seriously? Multiple people had to have seen this commercial and thought "This sound like a great idea. It will be funny." Only there's nothing funny about the way this ad is played. It's creepy, desperate, and makes me want to cut this woman out of my life watching it and she's not even involved in it. Holy shit.
Finally, the tag line. "Get engaged this Mother's Day." Sweet Jesus it hurts to even write that out. "Or get mom something special." Yeah, like wondering why her kids have cut her out of their lives and she never sees her grandkids.
After spending all day at work in multiple meeting I then had to spend 2 hours pretending to be an extrovert at a software thing.
I don't want to be around people no more