maro Lip Schtick: June 2006p

Friday, June 30, 2006

The rules of attraction

Mosquitoes LOVE me.

And I never have been able to figure out why - until now.

I gotta tell ya - I was hoping for a simpler explanation than this.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

You tell me - #20

If you could have one of the following full-time, which would it be?

1 - a housekeeper
2 - a personal trainer
3 - a chef

You tell me.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Weight Watchers weigh in - week 4

3.8 pounds lost.

18.6 left until I reach my goal.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Meat and greet

On the way home tonight I saw an interesting billboard. It was red with no design - only the phrase in white lettering to the left side of the board:

Look! I have a meat beard.

I have no idea what this means.

But the possibilities are endless - at least in my mind.

Monday, June 26, 2006

You tell me - #19

What is the least romantic gift you ever received?

You tell me.

Sunday, June 25, 2006


Oh dear Lord.

Could it be hotter?

Saturday, June 24, 2006

OK, maybe one do-over

I just realized how it makes no sense for me to say I really don't care for remakes, when I can't wait until the premiere of RockStar: Supernova.

I mean, isn't that sort of a do-over of RockStar: INXS?

I am sooooooo mixed up.

Friday, June 23, 2006

We all die someday

I found this via my old pal, the Incurable Insomniac.

And like him, I thought it was too good not to share.

Seconds, anyone?

Thursday, June 22, 2006

No do-overs!

A few posts ago I mentioned that I wasn't interested in seeing the new Superman movie. Which started me thinking about how I'm really not into remakes in general (unless I haven't seen the original, then this changes things a little).

Not movies, not songs.

Then I started thinking that the new King Kong movie was actually pretty good (I watched it on the plane to Europe. And of course I bawled like a baby when King Kong died - but I digress).

So, what do you think?

Have you ever seen a remake that you liked, if not better than the original? And on the flip side, what is a movie remake that never should have been?

What about songs? Do you like song remakes?

Lemme hear your thoughts.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Weight Watchers weigh in - week 3

3 pounds lost.

19.4 left until I reach my goal.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

The new Superman? No thanks.

Is it bad that I have no desire to see the new Superman movie?

There's just something about a Superman being younger than me that just doesn't fly (pun intended).

Plus, Christopher Reeve will always be my Superman.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Turn down the gas - PLEASE ... an addendum, if you will

By the way, guys. Farting in a Bath and Body Works-type store is just as inappropriate.

Just because everything smells all beautiful and floral and fruity in there, doesn't mean your flatulence will be hidden.

If anything, just the opposite effect holds true.

So please refrain.

No one wants to smell wind breakage mixed with cucumber melon.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Turn down the gas - PLEASE

OK, OK. You know I loves the Barnes and Noble. In fact, I am quite obsessed with that place, as I have waxed ad nauseum in the past.

But I have to tell you.

I am a little frustrated that the last three - count 'em, THREE - times I have visited my haven of literature, I have had the unsavory experience of walking through someone else's gas.

You heard me.

I have walked through three separate farts on three separate visits to B&N.

What the hell are these people thinking? Do you suppose that they believe the smell of fresh books will mask the aroma of rotten eggs?

Well, let me tell you people - it doesn't!

So, please. I implore you. Please refrain the farting at B&N.

Otherwise, we may have to change the name to B&M.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

What the hell-met?

I know I'm way behind on asking this question (and I'm sure it's been asked a million times already) ...

... but I wonder if Ben Roethlisberger would ditch the football helmet if it wasn't a required part of the uniform?

Friday, June 16, 2006

Wherefore art thou?

Oh, yeah. I guess it would make sense if I told you where I was:


All awesome. I would go back in a heartbeat.

Europeans are much more friendly than they are given credit.

By the way ... I know that "wherefore" doesn't mean where. I just couldn't think of a better title.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

My 15-day tour

So, this was my first trip off the north American continent (I've only been to Cancun twice before this).

And how amazing it was.

First, forget what you hear about tours. It was awesome. There is no other way to see all of the countries in the amount of time I did without touring.

Yes, your are herded like cattle. But that's what's so cool. You have no responsibilities. The only thing you have to do is make sure you get to the bus on time (by the way - the bus was immaculate).

And yes, there are a lot of retired older folks on your tour.

But who the hell cares? I enjoyed these people so much. Granted, I was the second youngest on the tour (at age 35). But I would not trade these people for the world. I truly believe that because most of the group was older, they truly appreciated everything they were seeing and experiencing. Plus, it was VERY cool to see an 81-year-old man make his way to the top of the Swiss Alps (OK, OK - this is misleading. We didn't climb from the bottom, obviously. We took a train, then a cable car ... then we walked the rest of the way). But this man was one of the coolest people I have ever met. And yes, he was 81. I miss him like crazy.

The greatest thing about taking a tour rather than trying to wing it for 15 days through seven different countries is that your tour guide can make the trip so memorable ... our guide was awesome. I cried on the last day when we had to leave.

Lydia - our guide - spoke about a billion different languages. She was with us at all times (except during the daily free time when you could explore the city on your own). Not only did she know the historical elements of Europe, but she was also interested in us.

One day when I was at a market in France, I asked her if it was appropriate to barter.

"Not here," she replied.

You see, when we were in Italy, we were expected to barter.

The last thing I wanted to do was make an ass out of myself (in France, especially).

That's enough for now.

More tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Weight Watchers weigh in - week 2

.4 pounds lost.

22 pounds left until I reach my goal.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

I suck

OK, OK. It's true.

I have neglected Lip Schtick ever since I got back into town.

I just can't seem to get back in the groove!

I don't know if it's because I enjoyed my Europe trip so much and am suffering from major withdrawal ... or if it's because it's so friggin' hot that I have no energy ...

Regardless, I will now begin to make a concerted effort to get back into the blogging swing o' things.

Maybe tonight I can finally get around to posting some Europe photos.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Talking points - Weight Watchers points, that is

Have I mentioned that I joined Weight Watchers?

Don't get me wrong. In general, I am not a very overweight person.

But the fact is, I absolutely HATE to shop for clothes. So, I need to be able to fit into the clothes I have so that I don't have to go shop for more.

The way I look at is that we all have different tools for motivation. Mine just happens to be the lack of the need for spending all my money on clothes when I could be buying the things I love - like books, candles, and makeup.

Plus, I have gained 20 pounds in two years and that just won't work for me any longer.

WW wants me to lose 14 pounds; I need to lose 22.4 if I'm ever gonna fit back into my size 8 pants and skirts.

We'll see how it goes.

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