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Target Sucks

I’ve made other posts over the years about my faith and my beliefs and Christianity.  In fact, two years ago I posted this: Jesus is the Reason and questioned why people celebrate something they don’t believe in.

But I have to say that this year the Christmas commercials are almost obscene with greed.

Of course we all talk (repeatedly) about the commercialism of Christmas.  But Target takes the cake this year.  Watch this crap:

This commercial makes me angry.  Really angry!!  “What’d ya get?  What’d ya get?”  Seriously???  I want to punch the people at Target.  Who came up with that crap?

Guess what Target……your greed just lost you a customer.



Christmas Wish List #3

I love records.  Yes, records.  Not CDs, not MP3a, RECORDS!

I have an old stereo system that plays records and has big speakers.  I bought it from a friend many, many years ago for $20 and have cherished it (I also have a still-working Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too record player).  The sound of vinyl is something unmatched.  In fact, Blue Rodeo released an album a few years ago ON VINYL!  Love it.

My record player needs a new needle, unfortunately, but it still plays. (And just to note, Billy Joel’s Piano Man is so incredible on vinyl that I have two copies of it…y’know, just in case.)

One of the best albums out there...

One of the best albums out there…

That’s why I was ecstatic to see that Walmart – yes, Walmart – is selling record players.  Yay for a rewind.

And I have my eye on this little guy:

CROSLEYThe Crosley Cruiser Portable Turntable.  It’s only $62.88 at Walmart and it comes in tons of colors.  It’s bomb-diggity.

(People from my family reading this….Please feel free to pass this on to, maybe to a certain guy who may be looking for ideas. :p)

Other peeps reading this, you can order this class-act HERE.


Christmas Wish List #2

I love The Mindy Project.  Mindy Kaling is hilarious and gorgeous and she doesn’t pretend to be anything else.

This week on TMP Mindy wore what I can only refer to as “THE DRESS”.  It is stunning.  Here….see for yourself:

via Mindy Kaling's Facebook

via Mindy Kaling’s Facebook

On her Facebook page, Mindy said “Never got so may compliments about clothes on #themindyproject! This gorgeous cocktail dress was designed for me by my costume designer @salvadorperezcostumes. I can’t with this dress, so flattering.”

I can’t get enough of THE DRESS.  It’s simple, yet breathtaking.  I want it.  I wish I had it. It definitely would be my holiday dress….for life.


Christmas Wish List #1

It’s that time of year again – when I fill your inbox with some of my favorite things and a few items on my wish list.  Yep! You’re welcome!

The first item on my list is actually on both lists – favorite and wish.  It’s Good Earth Sweet & Spicy tea.

I’m not a big tea drinker – in fact, I am almost willing to bet I have the wrong genes as I am the only person in my family (that’s including aunts, uncles, cousins) who doesn’t drink tea.  And back in the day I tried to make myself a tea drinker.  Amy Whoreface and I would have little tea parties all the time and try out different flavors.  I usually thought they were gross and would want to douse them with sugar.

But recently a coworker has showered me with love this wonderful tea called Good Earth.  The flavor is Sweet & Spicy and it’s exactly that.

Good Earth

Honestly, I cannot get enough.  I’ve been drinking the caffeine free because I’m partaking in this torturous wonderful elimination diet for my adrenals and I’m off caffeine (and sugar and white flour and…..and it sucks!) and the tea is so delicious.  Yeah, I said it, tea.is.delicious.

Unfortunately, my supply is limited for two reasons: 1) my wonderful co-worker is nearly out and 2) it’s only available in the US.  Whaaat?  Whyyyyy?  (Pssstt…any of my American friends want to send me some tea?  *GRIN*)

So, until I can find a friend to pick me up a few boxes while travelling I have to sip slowly.


The Return of Elf on the Shelf

It’s that time of year again….when that dreaded Elf on the Shelf returns and my Facebook news feed is bombarded with all my friends’ photos of their stupid Elves and their respective antics.

Ya know what?  I hate that elf.

Abby got an Elf on the Shelve last year before Christmas and this past weekend Sparkle returned.

elf-on-the-shelfAbby was ecstatic that Sparkle showed up but I was busy rolling my eyes and wondering what kind of annoyances that little freak would be up to for the next couple of weeks.  So far, the only real trouble she got into was spilling cereal all over the damn kitchen table.  What an asshole!!

Abby said not to worry tho because Sparkle would clean up her mess with her magic before the next morning.

My biggest issue with the EotS is that creepy gaze of hers….what is she always staring at???

Yeeahhhh....I'll be sleeping with one eye open, thank you.

Yeeahhhh….I’ll be sleeping with one eye open, thank you.

I mean…look at that face up there….^ ^ ^….tell me that’s not the face of a killer.

These guys definitely have the right idea.

These dogs and I are kindred spirits

These dogs and I are kindred spirits