09 November 2007

bits of friday randomness

So I have this fireplace, right, but I can't use it because the flue is rusted shut or some such bothersome thing. And I would climb up there to do the unsticking, except for the high probability of crawly things in there, slithering about with their freakishly uneven legs. {Seriously, if their legs could just be one designated length, I'd have a much higher tolerance for them and for our forced cohabitation.}

So anyway, I know normal people would pay a chimney-sweep or flue-fixer or whomever they are, but we are operating on a lean budget, and a fire on my hearth falls altogether outside the realm of "needs." So. If you happen to be good at wriggling up chimneys, I can't pay you, but I will write a really nice post about you. Just throwing that out there.

On other housely matters, I've been tidying mine for the relatives tomorrow. {If you are one of those relatives, this is a very general tidying...sweeping, mopping, vacuuming...so you may want to lower your expectations a bit. Okay, a tiny bit more.

Um, lower.

One more time. There, now we're good.} And while I'm in the tidying mood, I thought I'd clean up around here too. I'm weeding out comatose blogs from my linkage to the right...which basically means that if you haven't posted for several months, your link will disappear. But fear not; if you decide to start blogging again, just holler my way and I'll reappear you. Because I'm, you know, magic like that.

{Exception: if you are related to me, you get to be as comatose as you'd like without losing your link. I figure that anyone who buys me Christmas presents is above weeding.)

And the last bit of randomness: I've been walking about the house humming "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls." Kind of catchy.

Happy weekend! Go forth and be spontaneously odd. Or deliberately odd. Either way.

13 comments:

Kimberly said...

I tidied up my blog roll just last night. Felt good...but shameful somehow too. Some blogs I just, well, don't read anymore. Ah, the guilt!

Hot Flash MaMa said...

Ta-ta-ta-da-a-a Have no fear, your father-in-law is near. He will wriggle up your chimney when we are there at Thanksgiving.

Of course you may have to remind him, since we had talked about doing in last year. I guess that means that there will be a LOT more slithering and crawly things up there. I'm okay with that as long as they don't climb down and visit the rest of us.

And thank you for not deleting my dusty blog. I really will write on it ----someday.

rhembein said...

Your disclaimer to your relatives is KILLING me!!! You are SO flippin funny girl!!

Blog roll clean up is a touchy one 'eh?! But, gotta be done. We all have to do it periodically. I just re-added a couple today. LOL! Seems to always be changing. Like CDs in the stereo... I'm digressing here..

;) gyl

~love said...

okay...how great are your in-laws? i'm starting to love your family...isn't that wrong?! ;)
(it was the dad IOU that got me!)

i find it hard to believe that your house isn't clean...i don't believe you! ;)

Erin said...

You won! Come read my blog :)

holly said...

guess how much i love the disclaimer...

more...

a little more...

now just a little more....yes, that's it.

no, more.

Melissa said...

I hope you get your fireplace fixed - sounds like you might get some family help! Have a great time this weekend!

BusyDad said...

"... boys ain't they somethin?"

Yup, part Chinese, part Japanese, 100% wannabe cowboy right here. They call me Shanghai Noon round these parts. Just cruising your blog! I've got a ways to go...

Katy said...

i love reading your blog! You always say things in the best way! :) Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Whitney :) said...

Nic, I'm learning more and more that the ODD people in my life are my favorite ones --- keep blogging, girl ... I love to read your posts! Makes me want to start my own (but you know that, lol) i'm just not very disciplined, I guess!

whit :)

Tayasmama said...

Perhaps a 'large poking device' would help in the unsticking of your flue? hehehe. We can't use ours either, it's upstairs and when lit, it fills the downstairs with smoke. Why? I don't have a clue! Maybe something lives in there *shudders* eiw!

PamperingBeki said...

Nic, seriously when are you going to write a book? You have so much talent and you really need to be getting paid to write.

Maybe someone will pay you to blog.

Erin said...

You won! Come read my blog :)