Thursday, March 3, 2011

A List for Thursday

All sorts of random thoughts are floating around in my head today, so I thought I'd just list them out.

1. My 13-year-old daughter informed me on our way to church last night that she really, truly is the only person in her entire school of 650 people who does not have a cell phone. She thinks that makes her a geek. I think it makes her unique.

2. I must write a post sometime about our cell-phone policy. The Wildman Way (Thanks to Caroline's friend, E, for coining that phrase) states that cell phones shall not be issued until said user enters high school. I guess we like to keep them geeks for as long as possible.

3. I also learned at church last night (hanging out with junior high girls is SO informative) that kids no longer use the phrase "burnout." Go figure. Apparently "druggie" is more PC. Go figure again.

4. Why was I using the term "burnout" at church last night? It's a long, complicated story. Kind of like, "Give your life to Jesus and don't end up like the burnouts do" kind of thing. Only not quite that bad.

5. Charlie Sheen is probably a burnout, but whether he is or whether he isn't doesn't really matter to me. I'm tired of him now.

6. I'm having a mascara crisis. I'm using Loreal somethingorother right now, but it just doesn't seem to be, I don't know, enough. I have very thin, skimpy lashes. Any suggestions?

7. I miss these.

Now go make it a good day!


P.S. There will be no Fabulous Friday Food this week because even though I made THE most delicious beef stew of my life this week, I neglected to take pictures of it. And besides, I'm attending the Women of the Word seminar in Chicago for the next three days and things like cooking and blogging will have to take a back seat to meeting people and learning good stuff and laughing like crazy with my friend, Cheryl.


  1. I had totally forgotten about that word (burnout) but remember now that it was our go-to word for "druggies" back in the day.

    I was just going to make a post about my 13 year old and cell phones and going out with boys.


  2. You had me grinning. Our kids do not earn a cell phone until they get their drivers license or turn 16, which ever happens first.

    I don't remember using burnout growing up. Maybe that was an 80's term? We're pretty tired of Sheen ourselves, but we don't get much chance to watch TV until after 7-8 p.m, unless you count the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse at 7 a.m.

    I like your list of random thoughts. Sometimes it's nice to just write them down.

  3. know I love you, but I don't think the kids have been using the word "burnout" for a very long time. :)

  4. I must admit when I first read "burnout" I wasn't sure what you were talking about, until I read on. We called them hoods. I am so tired of what's his name. Try Loreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara - I am hooked!!!!

  5. 1.) I bet I am older than you and have never used the word "burnout"... regional difference?

    2.) When my son was younger... the cell phone was not for him... but for ME. Sure does simplify things... just providing another viewpoint. If daughter controls her usage... why can't she have one?

    3.) Tired of Charlie, too. But, sadly, his Twitter account increased from 90,000 to over a million... pathetic commentary on pop culture, ain't it?

    4.) Have an incredible weekend!

    P.S. Don't hate me for being on your daughter's side regarding the cell phone.

  6. Ah Shelly, give my sympathies to your daughter. But then let her know that my kids didn't get them until they were sixteen. For my daughter that was just a year and a half ago. She seems to be no worse for the wear...still functioning with plenty of friends and a good reputation. But trust me, she has texted enough messages to make up for all the lost years!

  7. You are truly funny. This was a great and truly random list.

    Enjoy your conference. Would love to hear about it over lunch. (I'll e.mail tonight.)


  8. I can't remember how many times we were told in jr. high that my girl was the ONLY one in the whole school without a cell phone. LOL.

    I don't know if you have it there, but I've heard that Kirkland brand mascara (from Costco) is good. I haven't tried it yet though 'cause I can't find whether it is either waterproof or water resistant. Let me know if you try it. Cry up a storm and let me know if it runs. :vD

  9. I really like Cover Girl Lash Blast mascara (in the big fat orange tube). FYI :)