Thoughts and photos by Lois. It's supposed to be funny, or thought-provoking, or both.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Hmmm...Next Time You're Tired and Thirsty

Outside Fry's Food ... thinking, I need a pick me up ... Coke -- no, Big K soda -- no, Monster -- UM YES where has this vending machine been all my life?!?!?  Then for convenience they should put another machine with smugglers of Stoli next to it.  I'm just sayin' ...

Deck the Halls with Christmas Cookies...

It is APRIL. Why are these cookies Christmas colors?!?! They do not even look I asked if they had any other frosted cookies. The answer was no. Where are the spring cookies? Lola wanted a white cookie with pink frosting. Hey, Target, call me when those arrive!

Dude is that your car?!?!

Are those speakers attached to the A pillars?!?! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?! This is amazing, absurd, and hilarious.  There was no door handle and the door was actually taped shut...I think the vehicle was, at one point, a Geo Metro... Then my man behind the wheel pulls out some kind of touch screen phone and starts tapping theoretically, his phone cost more than his vehicle!?!?  Hey...priorities...

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Kudos to my Coworker!

I get a twitter feed (yes, I follow THREE whole tweeters, not to be confused with tweekers) talking about a friend making grilled pizza. One of my coworkers is a grill freak, she was talking about trying it, so I ask for the crust recipe, and it comes back with the ingredient "ap flower" -- I'm all MBA overthinking it, what?!?! accounts payable? advanced placement? what?!?

Other (not grill freak) coworker pipes right up:  "ALL PURPOSE flour"!!! Duh!

I'm all, "Nice work Staci!" and she replies with aplomb and without sarcasm, "Yeah, it says that on the bag -- all purpose flour."

I like getting smacked down sometimes.  ROFLMAO! At myself!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Summer Summer Summer Time

(time, time summer time...) And if you remember that song, good times!
Here is the kids' summer shoe wardrobe, $12.75 + tax at Children's Place. Yes, I had a coupon. KT should love that Children's Place is owned by Disney (as far as I know -- that is unconfirmed, I'm a fan either way).

Life is good: these are my 6 year old's flip flops:
 Lola is prepared in a flipflop emergency!!!

Bad Bad Fashion: Georges Marciano Carmello Dress

Dear Reader:
Be honest if I'm off base here...but SERIOUSLY?!?!? Am I getting old? This doesn't even look good on the model!!!! PS It also comes in white and THAT also looks terrible on the model...I think I could get this same look at the Salvation Army for much much less than the $185 Georges Marciano pricetag...although some old lady will have worn it, and it might have pit stains... hmmmm....

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

This Is Gonna Sound Crazy But...

(doorbell chimes)
Thinking it might be a neighbor I answer it ...the dude looks kind of like a skinny beardless version of Alan from The Hangover sans the satchel or manbag or whatever they call it in the movie (my initial impression: STONER!)...

Here's his sales pitch:
(laughing stonedly) "This is gonna sound crazy, but . . . uh, do you folks like good food?"
(me, considering all the possible answers, including "No, we only like bad food..." or "Good food, what is that?" or "No I'm anorexic so the worse it is, the better...") but settle on this gem:
"No thanks, I'm not interested."  Then I shut the door.

HA HA! He thought he had the foolproof opener because who DOESN'T like good food?  Whatever, Alan, you have MET YOUR MATCH -- welcome to the LoSpace Smackdown Comeback!!!

Then I watched out the window; undeterred, he went next door.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Are You Kidding? How Medieval!

I go to the doctor with a complaint of hoarseness and coughing -- which has been going on for weeks. Off and on since late January. He thinks allergies, gives me some trial oral meds, and recommends I try Neti Pot. Ok, (me nodding seriously) you want me pour water from this cheesy looking blue plastic Disney teapot into one nostril and let it run out the other?  What?!?!  That's my treatment plan?

He went to undergrad then med school plus residency to tell me this? That's the best western medicine has to offer?!? Ok, I have friends who swear by this, but it seems 19th century.  Perhaps I could apply some leeches as well...However, following another week of sore throat I'm going to try it. At least could they manufacture one that somehow looks more high-tech, or medical grade?

*sigh* Heading for CVS now...

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Oh No You Din't!!! Grocery Shoppin Wardrobe DONT!

Sorry for the resolution problems, it may be hard to make out here, but those are X-box logos on the fleece jam pants. Can you say polluting the brand?!?! I'm at Fry's East East Mesa, which tries to be a regular store but draws in the Pinal County folk as well. And on shoppity shopper's feet -- yep!  Slippers, random and pink!! You saw that coming, blogfans!

LoSpace's underlying fear taking this picture:  my girl turning around with a knife or other sundry weapon after she sees me snap the outfit.  I am so not a player....

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Pick Your Family

Guest blogger Laney Ry:
So, I think I'm ready for a new family. These people look nice, they're biologically related, and the parents are pretty smart. I deal with one brother now, I guess I can handle two. And my clothes fit in with their coordinate Easter outfits. Seems like a win win to me!

Photo credit: Lanes crashes a cousin's family picture at the big Easter gathering. Stephanie plays along, sure, who wouldn't like a cute daughter to go with two cute sons?!?!?

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Hoppy Easter Everybunny!

Still cracking up at the chocolate bunny joke.

Photo credits:
Romes Easter 2006
Lanes Easter 2009

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Z-Z-Z-Zhu Zhu Pet!!!

We got a couple of these pets; they seem like a fun toy. The noise isn't too loud, which is always a huge bonus to LoCD. However, when I went to toss the packaging, I got a little concerned about the warning label. Ok, "keep away from hair" makes sense.  They have little wheels on the bottom, you could see them getting pretty wound up in a kid's hair...But "DO NOT SLEEP WITH ZHU ZHU PET" - uh, really? What are these things doing at night? I'm laughing and making a couple jokes about that, so of course Lanes immediately pipes up "I want to sleep with Winkie" ... argghhhhhhhh.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Way More Fresher

Hmm need some new deodorant? What's more fresh? Powder Fresh? Shower Fresh? Spring Breeze? How can I even differentiate?  And who pays $4.89 for armpit products? 

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Happy BDay, No Foolin!

Center, my niece, Holly, happy birthday girl! You're a superstar (and looking a lot like cousin Romes!) :)