Seven Quick Takes (vol.7)

September 18, 2009 at 9:10 am 14 comments

 What a beautiful Friday it is! I have an exciting weekend ahead of me and I’ll tell you all about it on Monday! In the meantime, here are some of my highly entertaining thoughts. (ha…)


I’m not one to talk about bands. At least in a promotional way. I can sit here all day and tell you how obnoxious Shania Twain is. And how I think Coldplay, Nickelback, and Dave Matthews band should have only been allowed to release one album because after that, they all sound the same. But I very rarely talk about bands I like. A friend of mine talks about this band called Darcy a lot. I never really paid much attention because I just don’t have that bone in my body that appreciates music. But last week she posted this video on her blog. And since I do have that bone in my body that cares about blogs, I clicked. Umm.. I like this. And I really like the video!! So here you go, for your viewing pleasure. (And here is their website incase you are one of those music-loving people. Check them out, go to their shows. Support Texan musicians!

There is a saying out there that I absolutely hate. Everytime someone uses it, I want to shake them. “FML.” I’m sure most of you know what this means but for those who don’t (Mom), it means (Blank) My Life. It drives me crazy. “Kids these days” are using this on their facebook status a lot. “I need gas in my car, FML.” or “I have two tests in one day, FML.” or “My roommate’s music is too loud and I’m trying to sleep, FML.” SERIOUSLY people? A bit dramatic, do you think? Your life doesn’t suck. You have NO idea. (Neither do I, for the record.) You guys need a lesson on being thankful. Yes, I know it’s a joke but it’s dumb. Jokes aren’t meant to be dumb. That defeats the purpose of a joke.

Every now and then someone new will come to my blog and click around and read old posts. Sometimes someone will Google something totally random and end up on an old post. I’ve been blogging for over 8 months now and definitely don’t remember everything I’ve written so when I see this, I often go back and reread the old post. Here’s one that was visited on Tuesday that made me laugh. It’s probably the shortest post I’ve ever written. Click here to read Marital Bliss.

In the past, I’ve shared some phrases that people have Googled and wound up on Roots & Rings. The daily ones are having to do with Harry Potter’s Scar, Google Logos, or Lorna Doone cookies. But there are some pretty hilarious ones too. Yesterday, I got one that was quite disturbing. “girl died electrocuted.” Why me? Why did they come here? I don’t think I’ve ever discussed death or being electrocuted. Very, very weird.

Thank you for your comments yesterday. Although you guys really dipped into the depths of random to come up with your two word combinations. I’m a bit nervous for this one.

My mom just went to down to Alice, Texas to visit family. She came back with a bunch of goodies for me. A dining room table (pictures to come), two cantaloupes, and a big bag of jeans from my cousin who is no longer the same size as me because she just had a baby and apparently that does strange things to your body shape… I don’t want to talk about it.

I played fashion show with Stephen last night and I’m now the proud new owner of 4 pairs of jeans and 2 pairs of slacks. I am realizing now that I should have washed them first because they smell like my cousin. Don’t hear what I’m not saying. My cousin does not smell. But they smell like her. You know what I mean by that? So I’m here in my office and keeping thinking she must be standing behind me. It’s sort of tripping me out.

Thanks Kim! You got a baby out of the deal, I got 6 pairs of pants! You win but I’m a close second!

Want to know what came in the mail today?


Uh, yeah. Thanks mail dude. It says DO NOT BEND. (Sorry about the shine on my watch. I wish you could see it. It’s pink with a white Longhorn. It pretty much rocks.)

But that’s not what I wanted to show you. Something else came in the mail yesterday.


See that. HANDLE WITH CARE. Thank you for taking care of this one,  mail dude. This is precious material. Check it out!


Socks. Beautiful, soft, amazing, custom, hand-knit socks compliments of my blog friend DebbieQ (<- That’s a link to her site). All mine. They fit my feet like a glove. When I opened the envelope, I was scared to put them on. I pet them over and over. I held them to my face and yelled at Rookie when she came near. I showed Stephen and made him cuddle with them too. He thought they were amazing. He said, “Take care of them! Don’t get those NEAR the ground.”

Are you jealous? Are you jealous that I have the most amazing socks in the world? For now they aren’t serving the purpose that socks are meant to serve. But I’ll work on that. For now I’ll just stare at them and drool.

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  • 1. Spotty Prep  |  September 18, 2009 at 9:40 am

    I’m glad I’m not the only one that detests the FML expression. A friend and I were just discussing last week how much we dislike it and how it’s EVERYWHERE now!!!

  • 2. Debbie  |  September 18, 2009 at 9:41 am

    ugh, FML. That drives me CRAAAAAAAZY!

    stinkin mailmen…i dont understand the purpose of any of those “handle with care” “do not bend” instructions. they’re never followed.

    ps – love ur socks. my feet are jealous!

  • 3. Sarah  |  September 18, 2009 at 10:25 am

    I hate Nickleback. With a passion.

    FML, Nickelback is on the radio (I kid, I kid)

    People looking for cheesecake got to my blog. Also people looking for housewives looking for fun in Houston found my blog. Awkward.

    I tried my best with my random words. Good luck next week.

    Interesting combination of goods from Alice, Texas. Right now, I think I would rather have 6 pairs of pants than a baby.

    Nice socks. Can I feel them? (That sounds so creepy…sorry)

  • 4. DebbieQ  |  September 18, 2009 at 10:37 am

    You crack me up! Glad that the socks fit as that is always a worry when I am knitting something for someone.

    Believe me, there were several times when I held the socks up to my face and thought how soft they were. Now I have to do some for myself.

  • 5. Samantha  |  September 18, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Oh, you’d absolutely love our mail woman. Not only does she fold and bend mail, but when we get a package or anything too large to fit inside the mailbox, she will rubberband it to the little flag on the outside of the mailbox. We even had requested that she leave packages on the front doorstep. But no, she goes rubberband crazy, even with things marked “fragile,” and we come home to see it just hanging there. Not to mention that the little metal flag is bent now, from all that weight it’s held.

    Ooooh, and I adore your socks! She did a great job!

  • 6. Lindsay  |  September 18, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    I don’t like Coldplay. At all. Everything sounds the same, I agree. Can’t stand them. HOWEVER… i do like this catch tune you put on here..I think I shall go to youtube and search them because i really like their sound.

  • 7. Lisa  |  September 18, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    I’m so out of the loop, I didn’t even know FML was an expression. I thought you were going to say it stood for “future mother in law”! I am so naive. But yah, terrible expression!

    Those socks rock! I want to learn how to knit socks. I think I know how since I knitted some mini stocking ornaments last year, but I don’t know if I am ready to go from a teeny tiny stocking to a full sized sock! But they look warm & fab!

    Yea for hand-me-downs!

  • 8. This Heavenly Life  |  September 18, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Those socks just told me they wanted to walk on up to Mizzuruh and warm my little toesies. True story.

  • 9. Cousin Kim  |  September 18, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Ummmmm…. exactly what in the heck is the smell coming from the jeans? Downy? I swear they are washed. WEIRD. You must explain further… I find this hilarious and a bit unsettling.
    You are welcome very much my dear… glad they fit. Wayyy to tight on my tummy and they all made me look like I had no @ss…. wellllllll …. ok…. I know I don’t have an @ss anyway…. but they didn’t do anything to help matters in that area!
    Sophie says “you’re welcome, too”.

  • 10. Darla  |  September 18, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Gosh I’m old…I didn’t know about FML.

  • 11. d.a.r.  |  September 18, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Ahhhhhh I hate the phrase “FML”. Really, is your life THAT bad? I doubt it.

  • 12. Rachel  |  September 18, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    You know how about the people smell… I still love the way certain people smell. It has the ability to comfort you when you need it when you can smell the people you love. I hate washing my clothes after I get home from my Nannie’s house because I lose the smell of their house. 😦
    Andrew told me this summer when I was at my parents’ house that it was time for me to come home because my pillow didn’t smell like me anymore.

  • 13. brandilicious  |  September 20, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day 🙂

    I listened to the music you posted and I have to admit – it had me bopping in my chair! Though I do agree with you on Nickelback, I’m a die hard DMB fan. But we can look past our differences right?

    I hate the phrase FML too. Ugh.

    Hand knit socks! So lucky! It’s been rather chilly in the mornings here in CT and those socks would keep me really warm – so jealous!

  • 14. Kelly  |  September 20, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    I’m so over FML. People need to be more original. Love the socks! Wish I had them right now…yes, I AM jealous. 🙂

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