Is This Normal?

The Merriam Webster dictionary defines ‘Normal’ as:

a : according with, constituting, or not deviating from a norm, rule, or principle
b : conforming to a type, standard, or regular pattern
 
 
 
I was on Oprah.com looking for something else when I stumbled upon the quiz “Are You Normal?” The quiz was strange but it does raise a good question. What is normal? and is normal something you wish to achieve? I don’t know what the experts say, but this is what MY NORMAL is:
 
I am dyslexic
I have two webbed toes
I wish I was a motivated person
I love cookies

I hate nuts in brownies

I like men with meat on their bones
I love Vogue magazines
I sleep naked
I shave in the shower
I love to dance
I love my body
I dislike my personality
I don’t like clothing with company logos
I always set my alarm, although I never need it
I don’t have a favorite desert
I don’t have a favorite dessert
I am a horrible speller
I want to see a major label fashion show
I hate wearing a shirt and tie
I value creativity
I usually go to sleep at 11:30pm
I am most confident in my sense of style
I still like animated movies
I am completely comfortable in my sexuality
I want to work in fashion
I don’t want to live in New York
I don’t have a favorite movie
I want to travel more to new places
 
 
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Favorite IPhone Apps

 
There are millions of IPhone apps out there and I don’t have that many dowloaded when compared to most people.  I will only download an app if it’s free and I know I will  use it. Here are my top favorite apps of all time. Facebook goes without saying because it is easily the app I use the most. The other four might not be as obvious. One of the first apps I ever downloaded was Style.com. There are many features to this app and I never use most of them. The one and only feature I use is “Look of the Day.” It features 5 pictures and you have to choose which outfit you like the best. I LOVE it. Tumblr is an app that one of my great friends turned me on to. Although I prefer to use the real web version, it’s still the best way to kill time looking a naked pics of hot guys. Flixster’s app has become a necessity. Looking up movie times online is the biggest pain in the ass because all the movie sites are so loaded down with adds. Flixter is simple and easy to use. Last, but certainly not least is the Yellow Pages app. I have a love hate relationship with the YP. The app is a bit slow and clunky, however is the most useful app I have ever used. Not only can you find the name phone number for businesses, it also links you to directions. I have used it more times then I can count!

I Give Thanks I’m Not At The Mall

Today is Black Friday, historically one of the busiest shopping days of the year. However the last Saturday before Christmas usually beats it out it total sales. Having worked at the mall for many years, I want nothing to do with shopping in stores today. Today is a much better day to shop online. For the most part the stores have the same promo’s online that they do instore. I saw this sweater from Old Navy in the store a few weeks ago and thought it was cute. But I refused to pay $50 at Old Navy. When did ON become expesive? Today it was on sale for $15. Score! Click and Ship. So I’ve done my part for the economy. Has anyone else found great deals this weekend?

Happy Thanksgiving

Today is Thanksgiving and I am totally stealing this quote from someone on facebook, “On this day we should all reflect on the 4 Great ‘F’s’ in life; Family, Friends, Food, and Fucking!”

I think that just about sums it all up.

If you happen to be alone, today is the perfect day to snuggle up on the couch and watch old 30 Rock episodes on Netflix while eating a pre-made Mrs. Smith Apple pie. Let Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin be your family today.

Would You Bareback the Devil?

The Vatican came out with a landmark decision today. Condom use is the ‘lesser of two evils’ when they are used to prevent AIDS. Still evil, but not as bad as a deadly disease. What’s sad is that this is truly a landmark decision. Up until now all forms of pregnancy prevention where deemed a sin. However now Pope Benedict XVI has slightly changed his tune. This quote from Yahoo News puts it best:

“This is admittedly a difficult distinction to grasp,” he told The Associated Press in an e-mail. What the pontiff is saying is “that someone determined to do something wrong may be showing a glimmer of moral common sense by not doing that wrong thing in the worst possible way — which is not an endorsement of anything.”

So if you’re are going to be an evil sinner, be a moral evil sinner.

Never call your parents late at night.

My sister called my mother tonight at 10:05 pm. My mother was in bed, so my dad answered the phone. As my father walked up the stairs to bring her the phone, she was convinced the late night phone call was because I had just had a heart attack. Her words to my sister “This is to late to call. I thought that this was finally the phone call that Joey had had a heart attack.”

Sigh……
That’s all.

Hammacher Schlemmer for the Holidays

As you start your Holiday shopping this season, don’t forget about the always exciting and always impractical Hammacher
Schlemmer. (http://www.hammacher.com/) If you’ve got money to burn on the person who has everything, they are the perfect shopping destination. Featured items include a Flying Car and a Personal Submarine. My favorite is the Authentic Boardwalk Photo Booth. I’d love to have this in my home so guest at parties could snap pictures of themselves. With a retail price of only $11,000… it’s a steal! Get them before they sell out. Hammacher Schlemmer will even ship it to you for $1,5000.

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