Seven Quick Takes (vol.3)

August 21, 2009 at 9:21 am 18 comments

I am really loving these random Fridays! I feel like I have so many things to tell you but can’t possible devote an entire post to each of them. So here again, for your reading displeasure…


Remember when I told you what bands I can’t stand? (Coldplay, Nickleback, Shania Twain, and Beyonce 90% of the time) Well the other day, Stephen wanted to test out the CD and DVD player on my new laptop. He found his CD case and started flipping through. He ran into the kitchen laughing and showed me that he has a Coldplay, Nickleback, and Shania Twain CD. Not kidding.

I really wish I had about 4 free days in a row (or some spare cash) so I could paint my living room. It’s covered in wood paneling and I’m thinking there will be some time consuming prep work. I’d really love to hire someone so that the wall could be retextured. But I fear that they’ll charge me an amount that will interfere with my need to eat.

A couple of my girlfriends and I are planning a bridal shower for one of our friends. Do you have any fun game ideas? They are going to be playing the quiz/what-do-you-know-about-your-fiance game at another shower. Any unique ideas?

Sara Lee Everything Bagels are fabulous. Toasted and slathered with cream cheese. Seriously. Awesome.

Stephen has plans this evening which means I have the house to myself. I’m going to do my best to get caught up on laundry and somehow stimulate my creativity enough to attempt writing again. I guess I should stop and restock my M&M supply. Either that, or I’m going to go to my parent’s house and watch last week’s Design Star on their DVR. We’ll see how the work day goes today and what sort of mood I’m in!

It’s quite possible that Meryl Streep is the greatest actress that has ever walked the planet. If you disagree, I’d love to hear who you think is better. You’ll be wrong, but I’ll gladly listen to your reasoning. And if anyone mentions Angelina Jolie, you will be banned from this blog. Until forever.

When I was a little girl, the highlight of my summer was to ride my bike to Eckerd Drug and spend every penny of my allowance (minus 10% for tithing and 10% for savings, yeah yeah) on random crap. My favorites were always nail polish (which I then took home and poured little bits of random colors into an empty nail polish bottle to create my very own color), Laffy Taffy, fake nails, candy that oozed from tubes, and candy necklaces. I also owned 90% of the collection of imitation perfumes. You know those tiny aerosol cans that say “If You Like Elizabeth Arden’s Sunflowers, You’ll Love This!”

Kind of a round-about way of getting to the point. That’s what I’m all about. I am no friend of brevity.

I told you that there was a surprise in store for Monday. Tomorrow my Blog Friend 4 Ever and I are spending the entire day cooking and freezing meals. Monday we will guest post on each other’s blogs. Surprise! If You Like Chelsea, You’ll Love Lauren. This is, of course, not to imply that she is some sort of cheap knock off that is bad for the environment. It’s to say that you may think you like me, but that’s only because you haven’t experienced her. You’ll love her.

I hope you enjoy whatever she has to offer. You can head on over to her blog to read whatever I have to offer. Is it inappropriate to ask someone to guest blog for my guest blog post? Yeah probably. It hurts my brain to force creativity…
Have a great weekend!

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18 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Joy  |  August 21, 2009 at 9:57 am

    I totally and completely agree with #6 with the possible exception of Katherine Hepburn which still makes her the greatest living actress. I can’t wait to see Julie/Julia next weekend.

    Have a great weekend.

  • 2. Pippy  |  August 21, 2009 at 10:16 am

    # 3 – Bridal Shower Mad Libs! They are so hysterically funny!
    There are some on this website –

    I totally had the “if you like Sunflowers” perfume…..I think I had the Tommy girl knock off too, lol

  • 3. Mom  |  August 21, 2009 at 10:21 am

    IF the mom’s are there, have the two teams wrap them in toilet paper to make them look like they are in a wedding dress. That makes for great pics! Have a productive weekend – sounds like you are going to be BUSY! Fun!

  • 4. Lauren From Texas  |  August 21, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Listen, Hurst, you’d better put your most creative thinking cap on when you are guest posting on my blog! I won’t take any of this “it hurts my brain” nonsense. I have a reputation to uphold!

    By the way, I am loving the perfume reference. I am ok with being a cheap knock off that is bad for the environment. At least I smell good. You, my dear, are the real deal. 🙂

    Yay for tomorrow!!!!!

  • 5. dashoff  |  August 21, 2009 at 11:31 am

    I used to do the same thing with nail polish! I really wanted a mint green color (for SOME reason I can’t remember now) and tried so hard to make it from what was available. Ah, to be 14 again.

  • 6. Jill  |  August 21, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    I am cracking up about the “designer imposters” perfume sprays, or whatever they were called. There was one in particular that I LUUUVEED and I can see the bottle in my head and actually imagine the smell…but I cannot think of the name!

    Have a good weekend!! 🙂

  • 7. Candi  |  August 21, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Wow, what a great list. I remember when I worked at a hamburger drive in during high school and this random guy came up on a rural highway to sell us cheap perfumes. This totally took me back! Do you remember buying hot pink or purple wet n wild lipstick? I was raised out in the country, so we didn’t have anything within 15 miles of us…but I remember my best friends grandma babysitting us, who happened to live in town. She had a wooden gate in the backyard, which led to Ace Hardware! We used to buy bright gaudy lipstick, that I can’t believe I wore. I must have looked like a hooker! lol

    Thank you, thank you, thank you….somebody agrees with me. I am such a Meryl Streep fan. Have you seen One True Thing? It’s a sad movie, but she was fantastic in it!

  • 8. Tiphany Bode  |  August 21, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    So… has the thought crossed your mind that we’ll like Lauren’s blog better, and so we’ll start reading hers, and maybe not yours? lol.

    Just seemed like one of those neurotic Chelsea thoughts.

  • 9. Maureen  |  August 21, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Have a fun weekend! I had a nice lunch with your hubby, my sweet son…I’d be happy to help you all paint, anytime!

  • 10. molly  |  August 21, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    I eat those bagels EVERY morning. in looooove.
    does this make up for my hate of BBQ?

  • 11. Darla  |  August 21, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    I want to hear how the all day cooking thing goes! My daughter told me the other day that she couldn’t remember the last homemade (meaning not purchased at Costco) meal I had made. So very sad! 🙂 I am adding cooking to my “to do” list for the fall. Or at least I said I would add it.

    I need to see Julie and Julia first to get inspired!

  • 12. Ashley  |  August 21, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    haha, I always wondered who bought those “if you like ____, you’ll love this!” — I can’t stop laughing about that!

    I hope you have a productive cooking day!

  • 13. Mandy  |  August 21, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Chelsea, thanks for your comment on my blog. 🙂 I’m so glad you did because I have thoroughly enjoyed reading yours. *adds Chelsea to reading list*

    Reading this Quick Takes was like reading a page from my own life, I kid you not!

  • 14. Elisa  |  August 22, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Oh my goodness, I’m obsessed with Sarah Lee Everything Bagels. They’re a staple in my pantry. I sometimes like to melt provolone cheese on them, too. yummm…

  • 15. Kelly  |  August 22, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    I loved Eckerds! It was the only store I was allowed to ride my bike to when I was younger, so I was there everyday during the summer.

    Yum… bagels… I’m remembering what they taste like… I’m remembering they are good. (if you find gluten-free bagels that taste like bagels, let me know!)

  • 16. Sarah @ This Heavenly Life  |  August 23, 2009 at 9:43 am

    I just saw Julie/Julia last night and it was so good! You are 100% right about Meryl Streep. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a part played so well as she played Julia Child. What an amazing talent.

    Oh, and designer imposters perfumes? I loved ‘A Little Sexy’ and always felt like I had to hide it from my parents…I mean, come on…a 12 year old with something called SEXY? I was DANGEROUS!

  • 17. JennyMac  |  August 23, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    I am almost done reading the Julie&Julia book. Julie Powell is SASSy in this book. I cant wait to see the movie.

    And the Nickleback, Shania comment (and cds ) made me laugh.

  • 18. Jen Halligan  |  August 26, 2009 at 10:21 am

    I remember always wanting to use the nail polish at the Rosenhagen house…your mixing skills must have been amazing based on my memory! My cousin just got a quote to paint her panelling, $600 to paint, $900 to fill in, texture and paint. Not sure how the size of her room compares to yours but an idea into the price range.

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