Monday, September 28, 2009

Orchards, I say Uncle

This weekend!

I almost had a friggin' heart attack because my iphone froze up and I couldn't get it to unfreeze. I realized, as I was freaking the eff out, that it really probably wasn't healthy for me to care that much about a phone. But I went there. To the bad place. About my phone. And then Nordic Boy fixed it! I love that guy. And by that guy, I mean my phone.

I was sort of mad that the Project Runway folks kept using the term "snoozefest" last week. Snoozefest is like, MY WORD, and they were using it! I was reminded by loved ones that I did not coin the phrase snoozefest nor do I have any rights on telling Heidi Klum she can't use it. But still. I felt robbed. Much like Christopher and Epperson must have felt.

I went on a pilgrimmage to find an apple orchard with a storefront that sells doughnuts and cider. I do this annually, and wrote about it a couple of years ago. When I was a kid, my parents always took me to this orchard in Michigan and I would run around in the leaves and we would drink cider and eat doughnuts and it's a memory that is just about as perfect as one can get. You know what's hard? Trying to recreate a perfect memory. It's not really possible, is what I am learning. Sometimes you have to know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em, and I think I need to give up on the orchard quest now. I gave it a good shot for a few years, but the disappointment is just a little too much for me each time.

Still, there were good things about this orchard, even if it's not the orchard of my dreams. There was a pumpkin patch that was pretty and made me wonder if the Great Pumpkin was going to visit next month.

Also at the orchard, there was a bunch of goats that were chewing everything and peeing themselves to kingdom come. Which is not really a great thing, I suppose. But it was notable. Goats may not have many talents, but if you want someone to chew stuff and lay some poops and peeps everywhere, goats are the tops. Everyone's got something to be good at.

I got called out on Facebook by Nordic Boy who decided that he needed to post on BioGirl's wall that this is the season where I begin my annual reign as a "holiday Scrooge." First of all, that is rich, coming from that dude. Second of all, he never logs in to Facebook, like, ever, and the one time he does it's to name-call me? Humpf. Third of all, I beg to differ about this defamation. I am not a Scrooge (despite the fact that I just said "humpf"). I am holiday-indifferent. Totally not the same. I am even benevolently indifferent. Really. Truly. Also, perhaps a little bit holiday-defensive.

Oh, and by the way, you guys? Apparently don't have any blog recommendations. Because out of all yall I think I got four blog recs. FOUR. That is sad to me. Is bloggyland that unexciting?

Come on, you know you want to recommend one. Just one. Your top pick. Give it to me.

Librarian Girl


Megan said...

So, I don't really know what kind of blog you're into, but I have a few that I really enjoy. I read pretty regularly (she has great advice columns), has hilarious stories, is a great collection of pop culture blogs, and is always a safe bet. Maybe one of those will be to your liking?

Anonymous said...

You might like one of these:

Debbie said...

Coming out of lurkdom to rec my new fave blog:

He's hilarious. And so are his patients.

rachael said...

Uh, yeah. That's because my top two are you and Anything Said, which you already know. A lot of the other blogs I read are foodie ones and Portland ones and a couple crafty ones. I also love GoFugYourself, even though that's one lotsa, lotsa people read. They crack me up.

Rima said...

A lot of my very favorite bloggers rarely post anymore, but when they do, I enjoy reading:

You're welcome.

Dash said...

hi, i am new to your blog! love the awesomeness:)

my top picks are:

brie said...

Every time I read your blog I think of my friend Sarah who writes Yo! What's the Haps ( and also Tumbls more frequently here:

I feel that you have similar senses of humour. And I like it.

Also good are, Things Worth Making ( and Junior Deluxe (

librarianista said...

Oh how I hate the guest judges on Project Runway. I never realized quite how deep my love for Michael Kors (and even Nina Garcia! God!) really ran until confronted with this gaggle of L.A.-dwelling idiots.

Also, they were using snoozefest incorrectly. "That looks like a snoozefest"? Doesn't even make sense. Something can BE a snoozefest but since a snoozefest is more of an abstract concept I don't think something can LOOK like one.

These are the things that keep me up at night.

The Maiden Metallurgist said...

I think I'm going to integrate "lay some poops and peeps" into my vernacular. I am a fan.

Yvonne said...

I've been thinking about food lately so how about take a look see at Heidi Swanson's site? 101 Cookbooks She has fab recipes and they are varied so you can get the vegan mojo going if you're into that sort of thing.

SAVanVleck said...

I just love
For interesting discussions to to:
For mind expanding stuff:
I read cakewrecks too.
If you twitter: go for

I'm off to try some of the recommendations. Two of my favorites quit blogging to write books.

Johnna said...

I'm a fan of
and a new convert to

When I'm feeling food-curious, I go to

As a school librarian, I enjoy the peek into the public library life that Unshelved offers...makes me feel a tiny bit guilty about still owing fines from last year. :)

Rock on Librarian Girl!

Maddie said...

So, the other day my iphone died while I was in the city and I actually had to ASK someone where the subway was. If you think that talking to real people is more rewarding than simply consulting Jimmy McNulty (that's my iphone's name, by the way), you're wrong. It felt like I had lost a part of my brain. Which is in no way sad.

Sauntering Soul said...

Check out I promise if you're having a bad day it will make you feel a whole lot better about yourself.

Valerie said...

Here are a few I read: (this one is recommended from New York magazine and I'm addicted!)

Anonymous said...

You may already be up on these, but here are a few personal sites that, like PCL, I dig for smart writing and a good mix of low-brow and high-brow content ... without too much mommyblog-oriented stuff. (I read plenty of the main mommyblogs too - it's just that not being one myself, I can only read so much about sleep training.)

-- Laurie

elizabeth said...

So late to the party for this - sorry. But! Do you know I heart him.