Monday, June 14, 2010

Miscellany Monday

{Since my computer is acting wonky, I wasn't able to load any pictures.}

{1} I was on the Interstate the other day on a return trip from my parents'. As I passed a UPS delivery truck, I couldn't help but wonder if he was hauling any packages bound for my front porch.

{2} Speaking of UPS, just last week as I was sitting upstairs doing a little computer work when I looked up from my laptop and out the window just in time to see a package tumble from the open passenger side door of a UPS delivery truck onto the ground. Luckily the truck came to an abrupt halt before the rear tires left their mark on the poor defenseless package. Seconds later, Mr. Brown was ringing my bell with none other than that nearly smashed package in hand. Knowing that the box contained a pair of shoes which had no doubt survived its close encounter of the flattening kind, I had to give him just a wee bit of ribbing for being so careless. His only retort, "Oh...you saw that did you?!"

{3} Do you ever feel like you're being watched? Or, are you a watcher? I'm both! I consider people watching a sport, but also know that if I enjoy wasting a few minutes here and there watching others, there's got to be other people out there that do the same. Translation, they're watching me!

{4} Hello, my name is Shannon and I am a Real Housewives junkie! I cannot get enough of watching the ridiculous fabulous women of NYC and NJ. But I must admit it's purely for entertainment, because these women are looney tunes with a capital LOONEY! Money can't buy you class...

{5} This week's Commenter of the Week is Amy from Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle. Amy is such a sweetheart! If you ever need makeup tips, she's your gal.

{6} Sheesh, makeup is expensive! I spent nearly two hours with a makeup specialist this week and a small fortune pepping up my look. Yea, she saw me coming! Sucker born every minute and all...

{7} Store your suckers, candy, and tasty summer treats in Brooks Boutique reusable snack bags. Click here to enter my giveaway!

{8} Summer is fun, but so crazy! There's just so much going on. Between planning GG's first birthday, family coming to town, and juggling everyday life, the next month will be busy! So if you don't see me popping by your blog as often as I have in the past, know I'll be back once things settle down a bit around here.

Hope your Monday is off to a sweet start!

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters


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20 comments:

Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years said...

I so had to laugh at the UPS incident. It's funny - my dogs know when the UPS man is coming. Must be the sound of the truck!

Happy 1st Birthday GG!!!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

You are so funny!!

I am a RJW junkie too! I really do love all the seasons...I get sucked into their drama! And I'm sooo glad I'm only watching...not apart of it!

And makeup...seriously....I buy it ALL.THE.TIME! I don't need 46878 tubes of lip gloss....or do I?!

Have a good week, Shannon!

Karen said...

Hi Shannon, "Money doesn't buy you class" is one of my favorite sayings. No truer words words were ever said. I had to laugh that you actually quoted it in your blog, you and I have a lot more in common than just our girls! I hope you had a great weekend, have a wonderful time planning GG's party.

Karen

Rachel said...

Make up is expensive!! My oldest daughters had their ballet recital yesterday and I spent nearly $70 on just new makeup for them. And, because you have to wear so much makeup on stage, a good portion of it is already gone!!

Great Miscellany Monday post. Have a wonderful day!

Rachel

Katie's Dailies said...

OOH, I love people watching. I think the best place to do it is in line at Walmart check out counters. ALWAYS a good spot!

Not only do I secretly wish that UPS was on it's way to drop off a surprise package for me, but I also thin the same about Fed Ex (and we call UPS the "Brown Present Truck" and Fed Ex is called, "The White Present Truck". Helps keep them straight and all!)

Happy Monday!

Jes said...

Oh goodness.. I hope my expecting package doesn't have an incident like yours. Glad everything came in perfect condition though. Stopping by from Miscellany Monday.

I Do Declare said...

I had EVERY intention (and need!) to hit the make-up counter this weekend. Somehow I just never made it off my couch....

Jennifer said...

Yeah..another Housewives junkie!! I am so hooked it is terrible. Don't forget the reunion show tonight :)

DORCAS said...

I just laughed about the UPS guy. Good thing you told him. LOL
Thanks for sharing your randomness!

~blessings

Dorcas

SassySillySpunky said...

I LOVE people watching...maybe a litte too much!!How is GG's party planning coming? Isn't so much fun?!? :)

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

AWWW thanks Shannon!!! I'm honored to be the commenter of the week! WOOHOO! :D

I consider people watching a sport too!!! Such great entertainment!

The Ross Family said...

I have had that stupid song in my head for weeks now. Have you found the video on You Tube yet? It doesn't even look like Luanne! She looks way young. I'm a Big time Housewife junkie too. My favorite line so far is from Teresa. When she was talking about Joe getting a tattoo and her not having one, and she goes "I mean, would you put a bumper sticker on a Bentley?" Ahhh, classic!

Anyhow, great post, even if there were no pics! So sweet too about GG walking! They are growing up way too fast!

Kate said...

Hi,

what a wonderful post! I am also a people watcher, especially in airports. I always wonder where people might be going or coming back from ... I love to come up with funny, unrealistic stories ;) And sometimes I just watch and try to understand their behavior (the anthropologist in me ;)

Have an amazing week,
Kate

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

yay! thanks for joining in! i love having you! good thing your shoes made it okay! i always wonder what our packages go through before arriving on our porch! makeup is so darn expensive.... but its always so fun pepping up your look! have a lovely day!

Summer said...

I had to laugh at the UPS incident and then the drivers response....
Glad your shoes survived....so now I know when I get my smooshed packages what really happens LOL....

Makeup is expensive and the fact I wear bare minerals doesn't help!

It is fun people watching....LOL

xoxo
Summer

Barbie said...

Stopping over from the Monday Miscellany! OMG, your UPS story was so funny. Yes, I love to watch people. I try to get into their heads to find out what's really going on. I am sure they watch me too. And I hear you about makeup. I really think they mark it up because they just know we will buy it.

Happy Monday!

Cole said...

That has happened to me too! I love his comment back to you. Summer is my holiday season. Forget christmas, the summer is when I go crazy. But its a good crazy. lovely blog. :)
Cole visiting from
http://lettersfromcoco.blogspot.com/

Francis said...

I love people watching! and I also love Housewives!
P.S your UPS story was hilarious!

liz said...

See, if you adopted my 'no frills' lifestyle, you wouldn't buy makeup. :) Though that wouldn't be a very proper Southern woman thing to do.

Krissy said...

LOL! I do the same thing when I pass a UPS or Fed Ex truck. I always wonder if there are packages that I will receive in that truck. I'm glad your sneakers got there (almost) unharmed!! UPS and Fed Ex men ARE careless!!

I hear you about the makeup too...I can spend a small fortune in Sephora!

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