This Week in Social Media

Is it cheating to copy my statuses from the week and make a blog post out of them?

Maybe, but I had a really prolific, funny week, so:

The first three are from Monday, and tell a little story...

- I would say I have a lot of untapped hostility, but today, it seems pretty well tapped. And unlike a tapped keg, nothing good can come from this.

- I really, really didn't want to get ready and go to Zumba tonight, but I found my bandana with snowflakes. I'm taking this as a sign from the Universe to un-ass myself from the couch and go shake something.

- If you ever decide to confront two very confident teenagers about their breach of etiquette at Zumba (or more the point they confront you for giving them the hairy eyeball repeatedly), make sure you have one friend who will have your back and one to tell you "I told you so" when you end up sounding like a jerk.

And from there it gets random:

- Legitimate book title that would also make a great porno title: Across Five Aprils. Yep, this is what I think about when I'm cleaning house.

- Woke up this morning feeling more tired than when I went to sleep. Then I remembered l spent the night: wrangling a group of small, hostile dogs, driving in rush hour traffic in an unfamiliar city - with bad brakes and no cash for tolls, rushing to catch a series of flights, and ultimately being re-routed through Budapest because the Pope had shut down the airspace over Monaco (or, at least, that's how I translated the notice - it was in French). Anxious? Yes, maybe a little, why do you ask?

- As a woman working in the safety industry, and someone who loves sharing good tips, I feel compelled to suggest you head over to Twitter and do a search on:


You're welcome.

- Ok, sometimes being a grown up sucks. But, tonight, I'm going to put on some sparkly eye makeup and go out drinking with my friends and because my friends are super funny, I'm going to laugh until my sides hurt. So sometimes, being a grown up is kind of excellent. 

- So tonight we decided that you can get through a lot of unpleasant things in life by pretending it's a spa treatment.

- So, I bought a new lightweight vacuum yesterday and the box says that the color is "Ferrari Red". Which, is totally appropriate, because as I was rounding the corner of our bedroom at 80 MPH, sucking up ancient dog hair, carpet and assorted debris, I thought to myself, "Hot damn! This thing operates like a luxury sports car. I can almost feel the ocean breeze whipping through my hair as I wind my way along the Amalfi Coast."