Posted by: Nadine | May 3, 2009

Social faux-pas, the telephone poll that got in my way, and other shenanigans

Again, it’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to sit down and get this whole blogging thing done.  You would think I would have been busy packing and getting my house ready to move out of, but sadly I’ve been too effing lazy.  It’s been more like, find excuses NOT to get it done.  I will hate myself when it’s time to move, I really will!

Onto the good stuff… those who know me know that tact is NOT one of my strongest traits.  My gums will flap, or I will act compulsively, and THEN I will think about what I’ve said, or done, or whatever.  I’ve said/done a lot of stupid things, and you would think I’d eventually learn, but noooooooooooo…  I was farting around on Facebook a few days ago, and I saw in my notifications that “someone” had answered some random questions about me in this stupid, useless application called Friend Qwiz.  No, that’s not a typo, that’s how they really spell it.  Should have been my first clue that it was, in fact, a stupid, useless application.  But curiousity got the best of me (which I am sure was the whole point, otherwise no one would install this app in the first place) and I just had to see who said what about me.  Now, the only way to find out was to answer questions about your OWN friends, thus earning enough “points” to “unlock” this information.  I just mentally shrugged my shoulders and thought “what the hell, everyone else seems to be doing it, it’s all in good fun, yadda yadda yadda”.  I found myself skipping a lot of the questions because they were so retarded, but then one came up about one of my friends.  The questions was “Should so and so not have kids?”  Now, the person this question came up about?  She is supermom.  She and I first became parents just a few months apart from each other and I was always in awe with the way she nestled into motherhood so beautifully.  I was struggling to adjust to having a screaming bundle of constant neediness (which, I should add, did NOT reflect how much I loved my child, so don’t bother posting any comments about what a mean person I am for saying that) and I seriously wanted to be just like her.  So what do I do about this question?  I went ahead and answered it (as a ‘NO”, of course), adding the comment “So and so is the best mom I know!  Her kids are in great hands”.  There. Done.  Moved on.  A couple days later, this friend logged on and wrote in their status something to the effect of “THANKS Nadine… facebook has become a haven for useless scabs to post stupid questions…. some people have no social boundaries” and some other stuff I can’t remember.  She was clearly angry with me.  So I went to her page and saw that by answering this question, I had actually posted a POLL on her page, where people could vote.   Ask me how horrified I was.  Go ahead.  Ask me how STUPID I felt.  So after ripping my house apart to find her number, I phoned her up and pretty much begged her to forgive me… turns out she was more mad at the app than she was at me, but STILL…  If I had just given some thought to what I was doing BEFORE I did it, I may have saved her the stress and myself the embarrassment.  

Moving along….. I had another driving lesson last Sunday.  I’m not sure if I mentioned that I can drive pretty good (most of the times, it’s the little picky things I tend to forget), but I can’t park to save my life.  So parking was the focus of our lesson.  We drove to our house and I practiced parallell parking beside Ryan’s work car.  After doing it a few times, I thought I was getting the hang of it (although backing up under any circumstances confuses the hell out of, don’t ask me why).  Ryan brought my awareness to a telephone poll that is behind his work car that can be easily avoided if you pay attention to what you are doing, BUT…. can you see where this story is going?  I believe it was my fifth attempt at parallell parking, and I thought I had it… in my own defence, I am convinced that this telephone poll uprooted and moved about three feet the to the left, because SOMEHOW, I managed to bump into it (just a teeny bit, honest)  Now the car has a little battle scar 😦  Ryan was unimpressed, to say the least, but he didn’t freak out on me (I knew I married him for a good reason!  Tra la la)  Needless to say, lessons were over for that day 🙂

Speaking of my husband, he dropped a little bit of a bombshell on me a couple days ago.  After Willow was born, we discussed it and decided that we weren’t going to have any more kids.  We just sold all of our baby clothes, I posted the rest of her stuff that she doesn’t use on craigslist, along with all of my maternity clothes, and am just waiting for it all to sell.  Now he tells me he thinks he wants another one!  I told him I’m not sure….  I never pictured myself having three kids.  Heh heh – just when you think you’re on a certain path and things will stay consistant for a while, WHAMMO!  I told him that I would totally go for it, if he did ALL the night feedings and changed ALL the diapers.  He changed his tune pretty quickly…. ;P  Heh heh, I’m such a cow.

I think that’s it.  Plans for today include another driving lesson (fifty bucks says Ryan will bubblewrap the car first), and dammit I will get some of this packing done!  Have a fabu day, all.


  1. Dude I swear I read this and I commented .. but I see no evidence to back myself up. oh well I’m here now !

    ha… baby factory… nice save on the diaper play!

  2. I know – nothing like turning the tables!

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