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Oh my gosh, you guys …┬áIt has been QUITE the weekend.

What’s that, you say? It’s only Saturday morning? Wow.

You see, what happened yesterday is that I telecommuted from home, which you would THINK made it easier to post FF, but no. My editor and boss gave me a crapton of work to do, and I had to scramble to finish it because I was also moving apartments. Praise the Lord, all moving got done yesterday, when I thought it would take the entire weekend. My dad rolled into town to help me out, and we got so much done, I would think I had dreamt it if it weren’t for the massive headache and sore muscles telling me that no, it did happen.

This marks the fourth apartment I have lived in within the nearly-two years I have been in the DC area. That’s if you count my first three weeks of couch-surfing at one apartment—and I do count it. So I’m ready to be settled for a while. (Please, God. Please. I think I’ve earned it!)

Oh, sorry. This was just supposed to be FF a day late. Did you know that Justin Bieber has dark powers made of cupcakes, ice cream, and flowers? Oh, it’s true.


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Wait. Hold up. Slow down, my fellow grammar Nazis.

Yes, I used the word “alot,” which remains incorrect despite its widespread use.

Why did I use it?

You’ll have to go here to find out.

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Apologies for a rather sudden absence. I’ve been under a lot of stress with work lately and preparing to move (AGAIN), and haven’t had much to share here. Bethany’s brother is visiting her for his spring break, so they’re off touring Europe. Siiiigh.

I did find something to post for FF this week, at least. (And I hope next week posting will be improved.) It’s from the great blog Etiquette Hell, which I particularly like for its accounts of weddings gone wrong. Terrible person that I am, I do enjoy a dose of wedding-related Schadenfreude.

Today’s FF isn’t necessarily wedding-related, but I still found it hilarious. Etiquette Hell posted “1950s Dance Etiquette” which is charming and amusing on many different levels. I was going to post a photo from the site, but then realized it would probably not be kosher without permission. So I’ll just tell you to click on the link and find great “dos and don’ts” that include:

-Don’t be a butterfly

-Don’t pounce on a new partner with obvious delight

-Allow total creepers to cut in on your dance

Happy Friday!

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I wasn’t sure what to post for FF today, but STOP THE PRESSES! Thanks to the ladies at Manolo for the Big Girl, it was brought to my attention that today is Liza Minnelli’s birthday. In honor of that (and to get the song stuck in Bethany’s head), I bring you …

Happy Birthday, Liza, and Happy Friday to the rest of you!

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Hey all!

Hope you’re having a good weekend. Sorry that I was intensely distracted by a huge number of things yesterday, and didn’t get the chance to post FF. But I have something for you today, courtesy of The Onion. Doesn’t matter what you think of Obama, this video is hilarious:

Obama Caught Lip-Syncing Speech

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Can I tell you how glad I am that it’s Friday?

I AM SO GLAD that it’s Friday.

I’ve been down with a cold this week, and today is the first day since Monday that my health has been on the mend instead of in decline. Fortunately, my boss is awesome and let me work from home today so that I could still sort-of relax and recover, but not have to take a sick day.

Anyway, this week’s Friday Frivolity is my latest YouTube obsession (not counting the Phantom Reviewer): “Twilight Sucks! Emo Vampire Song” by The Key of Awesome. Watch and enjoy.

Happy Friday!

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Taylor Swift’s song “You Belong With Me” is a classic tale of boy-meets-girl, girl-waits-an-eternity-for-boy-to-realize-girl-is-perfect-for-him-and-dump-his-current-girlfriend-while-girl-listens-to-him-complain-about-current-girlfriend.

By the time adulthood rolls around, though, it’s not nearly so cute.

Of course, if you haven’t heard the song, look for it on YouTube—preferably with the music video. Then meet me back here.

In response to this song, I have written a version for when the girl gains some self-respect, stops being codependent, and gets tired of hearing the guy complain about the girlfriend he won’t dump.

Note: This song is only partly autobiographical—and may not be in the parts you’d think. Except perhaps for the gun-cleaning, houseplant-killing part. That’s all me.

You’re on the phone with your girlfriend
(She’s a b…witch)
She’s going off about something that you said
‘Cause she doesn’t get your humor—no one does.

I’m in my room on a typical Tuesday night
Cleaning my gun, playing music that you don’t like
But that don’t matter, I’m just doin’ my own thing …

She wears short skirts, I like trousers
I kill houseplants, and she demands flowers.
Can’t wait for the day when you wake up and find
That what you’re looking for
Wasn’t there this whole time

If you could see that there’s no one who understands you
Stop your whining and just man up to
See you’re annoying me
(You’re annoying me.)

Sitting at the bar with you, sipping my G & T
Can’t help thinking of where else I’d rather be
Hearing you complain and thinking to myself:
“Hey, what am I, crazy?”

You had a laugh that could brighten up my whole day
But lost its charm since you asked how much I weigh
You say I’m sweet—I know I’m better than that
Hey, not my fault you’re with a girl like that

She wears high heels, hey so do I!
She likes shopping, and I do … sometimes …
But that’s not what counts when you wake up and find
That who you thought you loved has made you lose your mind

If you could see that simply no one understands you
Been here all along to try to make you see
You both annoy me!

Hanging ’round and waiting ’til you beckon?
Ain’t no way! Not gonna waste a second.
Baby, you annoy me
(You’re annoying me.)

Oh, I remember your drunk calls to my house
In the middle of the night
But you know I’ll kick your a$$ if you try that one more time
Don’t know your favorite songs
Pretty sure I never will
I don’t know where you belong
But I know—not with me

Can’t you see that she is not your only problem?
Been here all along, so why can’t you see?
You’re annoying me…

Hanging ’round and waiting for your beckon?
No way! Won’t waste another second.
Baby, you’re annoying me
(You’re annoying me.)

You’re annoying me…

Have you ever thought just maybe
You’re annoying me?
You’re annoying me…

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