February 16, 2010

If I'm Coming For You, You'll Smell Me First

I’m participating in the web’s most popular meme today. It’s Random Tuesday Thoughts, the brainchild of Keely aka The Unmom. But, I’m sure you all already knew that. She’s blonde and famous, just like the sun.

Here goes random…

I just bought a bottle of SJP/NYC perfume and I can say that it has officially become my signature scent. Not because it speaks to my personality per se, but more because the bottle exploded in my purse after it suffered severe trauma in our office parking garage. Now, everywhere I go, I emit not-so-subtle notes of strawberries and gardenias.

On a related note, the aforementioned disaster makes it difficult for me to sneak up on strangers on the street and steal their candy while lugging around my purse. And if you didn’t already know, strangers in Salt Lake City carry thee best candy.

The other day I zipped through the drive-thru window at McDonald’s. When I pulled up to the menu board to place my order, the attendant (Hi, I'm Jarrod!) sang the McDonald’s jingle “Bah-dah-buh-bah-dahhhh, I’m lovin’ it!” before he chirped, “How can I make YOUR day!” I told him he could make my day with a fruit parfait and a rendition of “Walking on Sunshine”. Let’s just say the fruit parfait was passable at best and Jarrod! has no clue who Katrina and the Waves are.

And now…and now I just really want to watch Secret of My Success starring a young Michael J. Fox.

I am mildly obsessed with Tabatha’s Salon Takeover on Bravo. She is the definition of bitchy and honest. I wish Tabatha were in the fitness training biz. Because honey, bitchy and honest is what I need at the gym right now.

Do people still say the “fierce”? Because, I really like that word. I’ve been apprehensive to use it because I think it’s circa 2006, which doesn’t make it vintage enough to be cool just yet. It just makes me sound a little dated.

My mother gave me a little wake up call this week. I mean this literally. She actually called my phone while I was sleeping and it woke me up.

I received the Beautiful Blogger Award this week from Jessica at La Fin DuMond Farm. Thank you, Jessica, but clearly you didn't see my extreme bedhead when you threw the award my way. I was anything but beautiful that day, my friend. (I've tucked the award away in my awards page if you want to take a peek. I've contacted a local Chocolatier to have a 2/3 replica made for my sweet tooth. Delicious) Grab the Beautiful Blogger badge for yourselves!

Well, that’s it for me folks. I’m off to hopefully jump an unsuspecting stranger on the street and shake him down for a Snickers bar…without my purse, of course.

28 comments:

colepack said...

Loved the McD's line...... :)

You probable made his day adn gave him somthing to blog about...... crazy old lady! :)

Captain Dumbass said...

The most bloggers per capita and thee best candy? I must visit. Walking on Sunshine? Holy grade 8, Batman. And a much older Michael J Fox has been playing on these ads promoting BC up here. I don't know why I need an ad promoting someplace I already live, but whatever, it's nice to see him.

Jenni said...

Wow, a singing drive thru attendant at McDonalds? That's insane. That'd be like seeing a tap dancing cashier at Wal-Mart.

@Captain, I've been seeing those ads too and now I can't get the Family Ties theme song out of my head.

"Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got. Wouldn't you like to get away...Some times you wanna go where everybody knows your name!"

No, that's the Cheers theme song. What was the Family Ties theme song? Anyone? It's gonna kill me until I find out.

Kristina P. said...

I think the only person who said "fierce" was crazy Tyra.

CaJoh said...

Now I feel old…

I know that I have the type of skin that doesn't take to cologne very well. Most everything smells like alcohol. Very little smells good on me. I can thank my mom for that (I can use myself as a litmus test for buying perfume for her).

Thank you for your randomness,

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

I swear I smelled you hanging around in Philly recently. Maybe it was your twin.

Love that MJF movie! And who doesn't know that song? Really?

Sassypants Wifey said...

I second the Tabatha idea, though I think she could have a good run at one of those nanny 911 shows also. I know she scares the bajeebles out of me, surely she she could whip some parents and kids into shape. Though I dont think she would help our current situation of the 4 year old scared in her bed, I am guessing tabatha would only scare her further...

I am Harriet said...

I never got into the 'fierce' thing myself.

Have a great RT.
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lizgizzy said...

Kudos- I don't think I can get it together enough to do a Random Tuesday Thoughts.

Michele said...

You need to ditch that purse immediately because we all know that shaking down strangers for candy is much more important than your car keys.

Singing McD employees? In Utah? Do you think he is under the impression that American Idol will be ordering take out?

robin said...

Who doesn't freaking know Walking on Sunshine? Now if you asked for 99 Luft Balloons... I mean, who can sing anything but the chorus cause it's in GERMAN for the love-o-gawd... well, that I'd get! :)

Sprite's Keeper said...

Just wear a mask when stripping people of their Twix, your alter-ego will be known as the "you smell nice bandita".

for a different kind of girl said...

Sometimes I like to go to McDonald's and chide my husband into going up to the counter and asking simply for a smile. I do this for a couple reasons - to annoy my husband and to see how the employees will respond because there's a line at the bottom of our McDonald's menu board that states smiles are free (and dangit, the way they rob you when you order an ice cream cone and get a tiny little mound of half-melted ice cream, dang right I'm taking a free smile. In fact, give me 20).

Long story short, my husband refuses to do it and it's my experience that the employees of our local McDonald's are a wee bit surly. They also make a horrible ice cream cone, but apparently my issue. Longer story short, one day, I think we need to go to McDonald's together. I'll overlook your scent if you overlook how I carry on and on about the quality - or lack thereof - of the food at McDonald's.

Becky said...

I watched like a marathon of that show!

I think you're fine to say "fierce" if you keep your delivery ironic. Which I know that you will.

Rock on, SJP.

Middle Aged Woman Blogging said...

::sniffsniff:: Not bad, not bad at all! So glad you are back! And in full swing! I gave up cable television. I so miss Heidi Klum and I have no idea about any of these bitches. Maybe I can catch up on Hulu.

Irish Gumbo said...

I'd gladly give you a Snickers bar any day of the week...especially if it will make you go away! (guffaw)

Seriously, you aiiight, I like to share...

Keely said...

Do Stacy & Clinton still say it? Because if they do, then it's totally out of style.

I wonder what Jarrod! had been huffing? Stranger candy, no doubt.

Pamela said...

thank god your perfune give you away because that email you sent me the other day about how beeeeyutiful i am and the whole chloroform thing? was a little weird. that's all i'm saying. i'll still sleep in the same room with you at blogher unless your gardenia-ed ass makes my allergies crazy.

Mrsbear said...

I love Tabatha. I haven't watched this season but I can see her totally scaring me thin. Then afterward she could give me a bitchin hair makeover...

Has bitchin made it in to the vintage category?

I feel the love,I feel the love, I feel the love that's really real.
I feel the love, I feel the love, I feel the love that's really real.

Okay, that'll be in my head all week.

gretchen said...

I'm thinking that SJP/NYC is a more pleasant signature scent than the peculiar and mysterious fish odor that has been emanating from my purse for the last week. Strange.

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

Girl friend, you just need some Godiva chocolate-covered cherries.

Wait. Let me re-state that. WE just need some Godiva chocolate-covered cherries. Desperately. Which is to say, NOW!!!

Rachel said...

I missed your posts while your were on hiatus! I've never had a McDonald's server who actually appeared to enjoy his job. What a concept!

Dudette said...

I love Tabitha's Salon Makeover. I wish I had the guts for her hair. But brown...with some gray since I'm not dying my hair anymore.

♥ Braja said...

I knew McDonalds was lame, but not knowing Katrina and the Waves? Unforgivable....

Frogs in my formula said...

I think I missed the "fierce" phase. Sometimes I use "dude" and I get strange looks. But I'll never give it up. NEVER.

Miz Dinah said...

I love random. You can never have enough randomness.

just making my way said...

You have excellent random.

Sounds like Jarrod! could segue into a career as a Johnny Rockets waiter, or perhaps a Cold Stone ice-cream scooper - they like the singers.

Erin@TheLocalsLoveIt said...

I'm going to have to head to McDonald's now. Or as The King calls it "The french fry store".