Sucking it up…

OK, so according to Rich, I need to “suck it up”. And while my usual response when someone tells me to “suck it up” is “fuck off” – I not only like Rich, I respect him.

So, here I am, sucking it the fuck up.

I finished up the Deal From Hell at work. It was about 8 hours late, but it’s done. And it earned me a brand new digital camcorder. And at least one day off this week. And an opportunity to tell a Pain In The Ass client to “kiss my fucking ass” – which is always fun.

I survived the holidays. In fact, even though I was bitching about being overwhelmed and stressed – I love the holidays. My family makes me laugh until I pee, and then they laugh at me peeing and it’s good times all around.

And my husband’s family? Well… they’re getting used to me. Although I may have crossed the line with all of the teasing of my mother-in-law in front of her mother-in-law. Sometimes I forget I’m not the only one with insecurities.

Anyway, moving on…

I did indeed enjoy Black Friday. And for you fools who say it’s not worth it? I got a FREE Sirius Sportster Replay system for my husband. FREE. Because the dumb ass cashier who was training on the biggest day of the year forgot to ring it up, and the guy at the door who is supposed to catch mistakes like that refused to let me take out my receipt to double check when the bells and whistles went off because I, apparently, “look honest”.

Ha. I got hit on AND got something for free. Not worth it my ass.

I did not get all of my shopping done. But I did find time this weekend to book a hotel for my pilgrimage to the Mall of America in two weeks. $50. Right across from the Mall. Thank you Priceline. I kick ass.

Let’s see… what else can I squeeze into this post so that I feel “caught up” enough on my life to start blogging interesting shit again….

Ah, yes. Pictures.

Amy – my rug did indeed come in and the pictures of my dining room are here. (If anyone else is really fucking bored and interested in seeing my Thanksgiving table sans China or turkey – knock yourselves out.)

I think that about does it. I did get a 1am phone call that my baby brother had been in a car accident that shook me to my very core. It’s amazing how quickly your mind and heart can race in the 5 seconds it takes to get out “but he’s OK”.

But I already did a downer post on Thanksgiving.

You can’t do downer and boring and droning on and on and on all in one post. That’s just too much, no matter how much tryptophan you’ve ingested.

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  1. Mist 1 says:

    I love free stuff. I love sleeping in even more.

  2. AmyD says:

    The dining room is GORGEOUS!!!! Love the rug!!!!

    I am so glad your brother is ok! No wonder you are fried, you poor thing!

    Tons O' Hugs!

  3. Wicked H says:

    Free stuff on Black Friday, you go GIRL! Whatever, I'd still rather work.

    Glad your brother is ok.

    Rug looks great!

    Mall of America? On purpose? Not for me, NEVER. But you enjoy yourself.

  4. avitable says:

    Hey, those aren't boobie pics!

  5. J. says:

    Oooh! Nice table!

    I feel I will only be 'grown up' when I finally get chargers. Wait, is that what those are called? I'm pretty sure. And I only learned that last year, y'know.

    Maybe I'll have some before I'm 40. LOL …

  6. J. says:

    AND … You are looking all pretty over here.

    Okay I'm done commenting now :roll:

  7. Katie says:

    Free stuff rawks!!! LOVE the table. And don't worry, I've had enough downer posts for everyone lately! :wink:

  8. Tracy says:

    Gotta love stupid people. Who the hell trains on Black Friday?? Just a thought.

  9. Mr. Fabulous says:

    Wow…If *I* told you to suck it up you would gut me like a fish LOL :smile:

  10. Miss says:

    :lol: FREE!? That is super awesome….. I love that, you are my hero!

  11. SCORE on the Sirius Sportster Replay system even though I have no idea WTF it is! :D

  12. J. says:

    And WHY ARE THEY called chargers, by the way???

  13. Meagan says:

    love your template! I came from blonde chick blogging, who is MY renter this week :lol:

    So tell me, what naughty things do I have to do to get on your naughty list? I see that it's blank! :evil:

  14. Oh my god, that's totally awesome. I pretty much never leave comments like that. It was a compliment aimed at your bad ol' self and your crazy-ass spirit.

    So there.

    I figure that the holidays are an unstoppable force, and we gotta roll with 'em.

    Nice house, by the way. We just brought in an interior design friend to help rearrange our stuff, and it's like living in a totally new house. I love it.

    Rock on, sister.

  15. Barb says:

    I've never been to the Mall of America but have always wanted to go just for the experience. We even have relatives in Minnesota.

    Anyway, I'm glad your brother's OK. :smile:

  16. Blonde Chick says:

    Love the table, and FREE stuff on Black Friday is awesome!

    Thanks for being my renter this week, and I'm venturing a guess that we live in the same town? (Based on your post about your husband working in the town where the Powerball ticket was sold???)

    Small world!

  17. Wicked H says:

    I just didn't get the at the Mall shopping gene, give me a keyboard and let me loose. I shop online, groceries included.

  18. Miss Britt says:

    Blonde Chick – actually, he doesn't work in the same town we live in. :-)

    Wicked – yeah, Amy is converting me that way as well… i bought TWO pairs of boots on ebay last night.

  19. Miss Britt says:

    Mist 1: well you are obviously not as materialistic as I am. You should re-examine your priorities.

    AmyD: Thanks – I need a kissy face emoticon.

    Mr. Fab: nah, I would just assume someone had hacked in & was posing as you… because you’re not that mean ;-)

    Wicked: I just cannot UNDERSTAND a woman who doesn’t live for shopping. Especially one that I LIKE so much. I’m baffled.

    avitable: yes they are! you didn’t get boobie pics? Huh. Everyone else gets boobie pics. Lemme check the link… yep. Boobie pics.

    J.: Holy fuckton of comments woman! LOL Yes, they ARE chargers – and I just bought them. I’m so damn excited. Thanks for noticing!

    Katie: yeah – I have to admit, your stress makes me look like a petulant child for bitching.

    Tracy: yes, but stupid people usually piss me off. For once, I was REWARDED!

    Miss: do I have to wear a cape now?

    Dawn: to be honest, I’m not really sure either LOL All I know is it’s normally between $1-200, and I got it free. Go me.

    Meagan: Click on it, and the blogroll should open up.

    Rich: I’m honored you felt like you could comment that way here. Seriously.

    As for the house, it is a CONSTANT work in progress since we bought it. I NEED an interior decorator.

    Barb: yes, but YOU have Water Tower Place AND Marshall Fields – both of which make my Top 5 Places To Shop list. Mall of America is definitely an experience though. :-)

  20. Barb says:

    No, my friend. We no longer have Marshall Fields since it's been replaced by Macy's. I should have posted about it long ago, but now it isn't so timely. Or, hmm…maybe I can do a FOAD Macy's post! :mrgreen:

  21. Miss Britt says:

    OMG. I’m… ouch… heartbroken. Seriously. That place held SOOOO many childhood memories for me. Damn.

  22. Barb says:

    I feel your pain, sister. Seriously, I still remember the first time my mom took me to see the Christmas displays in the windows of the one on State Street. It must have been my first winter here (from the Philippines) and I looked so uncomfortable in my tights and winter coat and having to wear a hood, but I can still feel how awed I was by the decorations.

    Wait a sec–I should be saving this for my FOAD Macy's post! :lol:

  23. The Bug says:

    When I wrecked a scooter in Mexico in June, Andy (my fiance) had to call my parents…He started with “She’s okay but…” instead of starting with “DEIDRA HAD AN ACCIDENT”. I think that’s the way to go.

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