Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Function over form here...

We just got back from a 5-day trip to Portland, replete with some quality time with my brother and his family, touristy stuff, a sweet afternoon with Debbie and a drunken garden party. I'll fill in some more details later, but right now I need to take care of some bidness. Proceed...

- I bought a 25-pack of Sony DVD-R discs because I'm impatient and they were pretty. Now they're open on my desk, the receipt is gone and they're incapable of recording music, unless it's only to be played on a computer. So? Useless. Well, useless unless I'm looking for something to make the baby scream and beat at me and bite my leg. But I've got lots of stuff that'll do that. Q-tips, for one. Anyway, does anyone want these? I'll trade 'em for something cool if you've got it...

- I want to clean up my Blogroll a little. I'll probably make a Gone But Why? section, so before I move people to that category, does anyone have any info on the following: Gradual Gardener, Esereth, Ditsy Chicks, or Shrinking Violet?

- Did y'all know Wal-Mart bought Netflix? I told Debbie on Monday and she was appalled, which, if truth be told, I really try NOT to appall people when I first meet them. But, still, if you're so inclined to detest Wal-Mart, as some do, just thought you should know...

- Okay, now I'm off to rescue the decapitated remnants of a family of Q-tips.

- Congratulations to Tammie! Arabella (squared)! and Someone Else to Be Named Soon Hopefully!


Blogger mamalujo1 said...

Well, I could transfer all my porn vidoes to them I suppose...

How about a copy of "The History of God" by Karen Armstrong?

Nah, on second thought, my porn collection is WAY too extensive for just a 25 pack of DVD-R's.

8/22/2006 6:02 PM  
Blogger Orange said...

But...I've grown to like my Netflix. Wal-mart bastards!

8/22/2006 6:18 PM  
Anonymous wordgirl said...

I was wondering about Gradual Gardener. I've not heard from her in quite awhile. As for Shrinking Violet...well...I wouldn't count on her coming back any time soon. She's snowed with a new job and I don't even think she's reading blogs at all these days. She's not even on my blogroll right now, but if you drop her and she rises from the dead, I'll let you know.

8/22/2006 6:58 PM  
Anonymous mamatulip said...

I've been wondering about Gradual Gardner too, and the Ditsy Chicks and if they're coming back. A Gone But Why? section is a good idea; maybe it will spur them to return triumphantly, if only for an update.

8/22/2006 8:34 PM  
Anonymous DD said...

Sad about Net Flix. Wal-Mart pulled out of Germany after losing lots of money here. Seems the interest in cheap Chinese plastic stuff here is insufficient. We did visit Wal-Mart in Dresden. Our excuse... it is (was) the only place here to buy marshmallows (and we had to give some s'mores lessons to our German friends on a camping trip).

My blog's not gone... just on vacation for the month of August - European style.

8/22/2006 10:39 PM  
Blogger Arabella said...

Cool link to the old photos.

Tell us more about Portland! It's a city I've always wanted to see.

8/23/2006 7:42 AM  
Blogger Tink said...

That doesn't surprise me about Walmart. Everyone knows it's run by the "Debil." ;)

Glad to have you back!

How's the house thing going?

8/23/2006 1:34 PM  
Blogger lildb said...

goddamit! I still haven't remembered to cancel Netflix.

*writes it in bold letters on forehead*

p.s. Mignon, I wish you lived here.

8/23/2006 1:41 PM  
Anonymous TB said...

I love that last link. And what is on your shirt please?

8/23/2006 2:06 PM  
Blogger Mignon said...

Okey, here goes...
Mamalu: there's never too much porn. Wait. Strike that. Yes, there definitely is. No DVDs for you!

Orange: sorry. Also there will be 4 baby K-Feds soon. Anything else crappy you wanna know?

Wordgirl: Thank you. Send SV my best, by the way...

MamaT: you obviously know your stuff, as my post immediately resurrected Esereth. (Actually it was coincidence, but still.)

Mark: I knew you would spell marshmallows correctly. And I forgive you about the Doitchland Wal-Mart visit.

Arabella: More about Portland soon. And be careful what you wish for because I'm like an overzealous grandparent and Portland is my first grandchild.

Tink: House selling sucks and I'll leave it at that (but I should add that it sucks harder than Jenna Jameson).

Debbie: me too.

Teebs: I know you know who it is. Right?

8/23/2006 6:14 PM  
Anonymous JMo said...

Want to trade for some regular CD's and some Stumptown coffee?

F... Walmart - now I'll have to go to the locally owned vid rental place to get a movie.

8/23/2006 8:05 PM  
Blogger Jess Riley said...

Wal-Mart bought Netflix? Wow. Pretty soon there'll be one giant corporation and we'll all work for it. It'll be very Orwellian.

Hey, did I ever mention that one of my neighbors actually has a wooden decoration that reads "Gone to Wal-Mart!" on their front door?


8/23/2006 8:07 PM  
Anonymous DD said...

Arabella: If it wasn't for Portland, OR we'd have no place in the USA to go back to / for.

I feel like I was reborn there - or at least found something critical that I was missing all my life.

More Portland please... make me yearn even more for Stumptown.

8/23/2006 10:38 PM  
Blogger Jaye Wells said...

Don't get rid of the disks! You can use them for other things. For example. they might make magnificent coasters. Or, ooh, make a wall hanging out of them. Or do the retro door fringe thing. The kids will love it. Here's one for the adults, use them to mirror the ceiling above your bed.

Yes, I am like Martha Stewart, only without the craft skills and less anal.

8/24/2006 5:50 AM  
Anonymous TB said...

Could you make baby mobiles out of them for the three of us? Yes! Please!! I would much rather have that than a bunch of silly stuffed animals.

Also, is it a Dr. Seuss character on your shirt? It looks familiar but I can't tell.

8/24/2006 9:01 AM  
Blogger Mignon said...

Guesses anyone? On the shirt, I mean?

About the crafty CD things - I realized just now that they work for pictures, so I'm keeping a couple, then I think I'll trade the rest with Jason for some Stumptown coffee. My crafty streak dried up in 1976. (anyway, this is one is really much cuter than anything I could come up with: http://www.rompbklyn.com/html/items/ele_mobile.html?gclid=CKae5-Pr-IYCFUQsGAod3FJaWg)

Jason - e-mail me, will you?

8/24/2006 10:31 AM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

I like your idea of a "Gone but Why?" section of the blogroll. I have had 3 blogpals hang up their HTML shingles this month. I feel like there's a big space in my heart missing.

I love me some Oscar.

8/31/2006 5:12 PM  

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