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20 December 2006

Christmas eating tips

A co-worker passed on these eating tips for the holidays, I figured I would share them...

1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they're serving rum balls.

2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. Like fine single-malt scotch, it's rare. In fact, it's even rarer than single-malt scotch. You can't find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to turn into an eggnogaholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me. Have two. It's later than you think. It's Christmas!

3. If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.

4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or whole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission.

5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat other people's food for free. Lots of it.

6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year's. You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is the time for long naps, which you'll need after circling the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.

7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, position yourself near them and don't budge. Have as many as you can before becoming the center of attention. They're like a beautiful pair of shoes. If you leave them behind, you're never going to see them again.

8. Same for pies. Apple. Pumpkin. Mincemeat. Have a slice of each. Or if you don't like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always have three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day?

9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it's loaded with the mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean, have some standards.

10. One final tip: If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party or get up from the table, you haven't been paying attention. Re-read tips; start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner.

Remember this motto to live by:
"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"

Until next time....Holla at ya girl!

posted by Elle Jefe at 12/20/2006 10:33:00 AM 3 comments

17 December 2006

Thanks, V'ron!

Five things about ~L~. This is the longest that it has taken me to do any tag. Surveys are always easy. Trying to think of things that I haven't already shared on here are not. So here it goes. I don't think it will be nearly as interesting as the post that V'ron did, but here it goes anyway...

1. I have a strange unnamed phobia. I cannot and will not take any food or beverage type of item into a bathroom. I don't really have a problem with toothbrushes and a gargle cup being in the bathroom, but that's about it. If I am at the mall and I have a cup of something from the food court, I have been known to throw it away if there is no one with me to hold it while I am in there. Not that you will find me in a public restroom too often, since I am pretty sure I have a phobia of those as well. It's weird I know. My youngest little germ bucket will walk into the bathroom with a cup or an apple and I just about flip out. Its bad, I am dealing with it.

2. I live in Packer-land and shhhh...this one's a secret. I HATE THE PACKERS! Maybe I have shared this before, if so oh well. I love football and many other sports, but I hate the Packers. Maybe my hatred of them stems from my love for the Cowboys, Redskins and Ravens. Not sure, not that there is any real rivalry there. Its not like I am a Vikings or Bears fan or something. I honestly hate the fact that in this state if Brett Favre farts they burst into the news with a breaking news bulletin as though it was something important like our president discovering that there really is a Santa Claus. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind certain players for the Packers...Donald Driver, Ahman Green, even Brett himself, just hate the brainwashed mentality of cheeseheads, including my husband and most of his friends.

3. When I was 10, Danny Glover stepped on my foot. It's a pretty strange story in and of itself and the events that lead up to it are even more interesting and random. So it was Thursday afternoon, I was in the 5th grade. I was playing football at recess (with the boys of course) went out for a pass and the football went straight into my pinky as I went up for the catch. I tried to play it off as any tom boy would. After lunch I decided that I really should go to the nurses office, cause that ish hurt. Turned out I had sprained my pinky. While sitting in the nurses office, apparently my body decided I hadn't had enough for the day and decided that at that very moment, I should become a woman! WTF? To top it off, I was supposed to be leaving on a bus that day to go to Howard's homecoming with my cousin's parents to go see her play at the HU homecoming (she was in the band) and see my grandmother that lived in VA. So I headed to DC on the bus with all the HU parents with my finger in a wonderful new splint and a bag of newly purchased feminine products. My mom who about had a heart attack when she found out what had happened that day at school, had to call my grandmother who still acted like I was 6 to warn her that her little girl was no longer, on the bus to come to DC that weekend was a woman. What does this have to do with my foot and Danny Glover...I'm getting there hold your horses. So I get to DC, spend time with my grandmother and cousin and Saturday afternoon was the HU Bisons' homecoming game against FAMU if I recall correctly. So a little before half time I decide that I need some refreshments. My other cousin and I decide to head to the concession stand and as we come around the corner under the stands this rather large black man steps on my foot. I turn around rather annoyed because he didn't just step on my toe, but my whole daggone foot. As I turn around, I know that man, yep it was Danny Glover. I think his daughter was going to Howard at the time. I don't really recall, all I know is that I was annoyed with the fact that not only was my pinky hurting but that rather large man stepped on my daggone foot and made it hurt too.
4. As much as I talk of my disgust for the color pink, at some point I apparently liked the color. I am not sure what I was thinking, I think out of the trauma of it all I have stripped my memory of any recollection of that period. However when my mom was engaged to be married to my stepfather, they both sold their respective homes to buy one together. When we moved I got to pick the color scheme for my room. For some God unknown reason, I picked a pink paint and rose colored bed set for my room. I am not sure what caused the complete and total lack of judgement on my part. It was in my pre-teen days that this occurred, so any corrupt activity that I may have participated in would not have yet had an effect on me to lead to this. I am happy to report that as I have not lived in my parent's house for about 10 years, that my little brother has since taken claim to my old bedroom and has rightfully had it repainted blue. Smart kid that baby brother of mine!
5. I know how to Flamenco. Strange, I know you were all expecting me to admit something like I am secretly a Russian spy named Oksana Chukovskaya. However, my love for dancing and music really has no boundaries. When I was a senior in high school, we used to have this thing called Multi-Cultural day. As part of the Accelerated Spanish class, I took part in a performance of Flamenco dance which we had practiced all semester. To please the crowd, who we were sure would fall asleep at some part in the 3m 49s song, we decided that the finale to our performance would be the ever popular Macarena. Don't ask. Its something I am still trying to live down. Fortunately, I don't think that there remains any documentation of this unless one of my old classmates ever finds the picture she has of the two of us performing. God I hope she never finds that picture.

Alright, I think that is it. That was fun, I thought of some things that I had thought about in a while trying to come up with that one. If you decide to do this one, let me know so I can make sure to hit you up. I won't tag anyone, right now.

Until next time, holla at ya girl.
posted by Elle Jefe at 12/17/2006 08:44:00 PM 1 comments

15 December 2006

Booty Booty Booty Booty Rockin' Every Where...

A friend on MySpace sent me this and I just had to share. I have no words!

posted by Elle Jefe at 12/15/2006 09:02:00 AM 1 comments

14 December 2006

Winner by a complete and total knockout...

*crowd cheering* PHAT TO FABULOUS! You like me you really like me! lol Seriously, thanks to everyone who took time to vote. I won the's Blog of the Year contest. For those of you wondering what do I win, nothing really just a spot on their site saying I am the bestest of the bestest of the bestest. :) All the votes I had helped me to beat down those other blogs like Taylor beat down Ouma last Saturday! Thanks again!

By the way I am still working on my post of 5 things y'all don't already know about me. Like I said its pretty hard since I pretty much will spill anything and everything on here.

Until next time...holla at ya girl!

Need a Christmas Ho Ho Ho? Go here!
posted by Elle Jefe at 12/14/2006 09:50:00 PM 1 comments

12 December 2006

VOTE AGAIN and quick!

So I am a slacker and I have been a little lazy lately in checking my email, go figure that I just read an email that was sent to me last Thursday from Sara O. over at about the final round of their blog of the week series.

Back in March of this year, I was the first semi-finals winner of their blog of the week contest for 2006. At the end of the year they do a vote of all the semi-finalists from the year for the Blog of the Week Finals. So apparently, in Wednesday is the last day to go out and vote. So what are you waiting on, go vote for me, here. NOW! Scoot I say!

posted by Elle Jefe at 12/12/2006 10:13:00 PM 1 comments

Check in #123

Hey y'all just checkin' in so that everyone knows I am still breathing. I am still doing this blogging thing just not as frequently as before. As with everyone else, this time of year is busy and crazy and hectic as can be. So in the midst of the madness, what have I been up to? That's a good question I am glad you asked...well you didn't but you're going to find out anyway.

One, Two Cha Cha Cha
So since September when my girls started back with Ballet for the year, I told you that I was taking a salsa class since I had to sit there and wait for them I may as well break a sweat while I wait. Well the class has been really fun, I have picked up a lot of stuff and I seem to actually be hanging with the little youngins. While the class is fun and a great workout...I am poor as hell! I don't have extra money right now to be spending on dance lessons with my buddy Enrique, as wonderful as he is, I have other things that are pulling on my cash flow that I have to deal with. We will get to those things or that thing in a minute. Due to my little inner revelation I have decided to 86 my dance class to save $40-ish each month that I already didn't have.

I'm in love with a stripper...
Well maybe not exactly, but I have been bitten by the bug. I started taking a pole dancing class with friends on Wednesday. This is where my money for my salsa class has gone, considering I was online pricing poles for my basement! This class is surprisingly fun and really a good workout. Your arms have to be strong to keep you from landing on your ass. The teacher is pretty funny she gets a kick out of my one friend who is in the class and feels the need to end every single move she does with a loud and manly "BAM!" Freaking suck up trying to be the teacher's favorite. I have to tell you that if you think of taking a class like this, be prepared for bruises, I mean a lot of bruises, big ones little ones blue ones black ones. There's no limit to the things that will show up on you when you take this class...wait maybe that's just me. I am clumsy as hell! Honestly, my thought behind taking this class was just like when I decided to take salsa, I am determined to get my workouts in every week, I may as well have fun while I do it, right? Earlier today I decided to put together a cd for our class tomorrow, thanks to my girls for helping me put together the playlist. In case you are wondering what kind of songs you need for a pole dancing class. I present to you the playlist for "Tails from the Boom Boom Room":
Anything - Jay-Z ft. Pharrell and Usher
Back That Thang Up - Juvenille
Big Pimpin' - Jay Z
Don't Cha (featuring Busta Rhymes) - PCD
Drop It Like It's Hot - Snoop and Pharrell
Flap Your Wings - Nelly
Freak It - Lathan
Freak Through - T.I. Ft. Pharrell
Freaks - Doug E. Fresh
Get Up - Ciara
Goodies (Remix) - Ciara
Hoochie Mama - 2 Live Crew
Hot in Herrre - Nelly
Hydraulics - Uncle Luke
I'm In Luv (Wit A Stripper) (Remix Part II) T-Pain Feat. Twista, Pimp C, Paul Wall, MJG, R. Kelly & Too Short
Jealouso - Pitbull
Moist - Janet Jackson
Ms. New Booty - Bubba Sparxxx Featuring Mr. ColliPark & Ying Yang Twins
Naughty Girl - Beyonce
Pimpin' All Over The World - Ludacris
Sexhibition - Janet Jackson
SexyBack - JT
Shake (Remix) - Pitbull ft. Elephant Man & Ying Yang Twins
Signs - Snoop ft. Charlie Wilson and JT
Slow Wind (Remix) - Akon, R. Kelly and Sean Paul
Snake - R. Kelly and Big Tigger
So Excited - Janet Jackson ft. Khia
Strawberry Bounce - Janet Jackson
Thong Song - Sisqo
Vivrant Thing - Q-Tip
Wait (The Whisper Song) - Ying Yang Twins
Whistle While You Twerk - Ying Yang Twins
Why You Wanna - T.I.
I might put together another cd, anyone have more suggestions on songs or mp3's you can send me, I know a room of about 10 chicks that would really appreciate it.
The L Got Her Groove Back...
So a while back I wrote this rather unchipper post, I was a bit frustrated about how I had recently lost focus of things that used to be really important to me. So I decided to get up off of my ass and do something about it. A lot of that post was about my need to start doing my music again, because there was really no reason I wasn't. So about a month or so ago I got an email from the husband of a friend. He and a few friends had recently put together a band and were in need of a female vocalist and apparently one of the first people they thought of was yours truly. So after listening in on a practice or two and hearing what they were trying to do, I decided this was a pretty cool project and that I wanted in. So I am now part of a band, that has yet to be named. It is myself and 6 guys...hopefully soon one other chick, its a 70s rock cover band, doing a lot of old Eagles, Rolling Stones, Crosby, Stills and Nash and a load of other stuff. Anyone who knows me knows I love music no matter what kind, so I am really excited about this. Hopefully by the summer we will be able to do some performances and turn this thing into some profit. Only time will tell. I am working on the old Stones song "Gimme Shelter" right now.
Is it bedtime yet?
Yes...why yes it is! Therefore that's where I am taking my behind. I will check in with everyone later. I have to go think about 5 things I haven't already told you all for a tag I just found out I am supposed to do thanks to v'ron. This one is a toughy it might take me a minute.
Until next time, holla at ya girl!
posted by Elle Jefe at 12/12/2006 09:17:00 PM 2 comments

06 December 2006

10 Foods that Are Health Horrors

A friend sent me this email and I thought it was valuable enough to share. I have seen over the past year just how difficult it is to find nutritional info on food from restaurant foods. I think this article from WebMD has a valid point that if restaurants were forced to give patrons this info at the point-of-sale that many of us would think twice about getting that Super Jumbo Hamdog with cheese!

Dietitians name their top nutritional nightmares.
By Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD/LD
WebMD Weight Loss Clinic
Published Friday, October 27, 2006.
Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD

Some foods are so bad for you, they qualify as a nutritionist's nightmare.
WebMD asked several registered dietitians and other food experts to nominate their favorite "food horrors". Their submissions ranged from empty-calorie foods masquerading as nutritious, to outlandish concoctions that tip the scales with obscene amounts of fat and calories. Have any of them ever lurked around your plate?

1. Frightful Fried Foods
From a nutritional standpoint, some of the scariest foods are the deep-fat fried concoctions you can find at carnivals and state fairs.
Americans have tossed everything from turkeys to Twinkies in the fryer, but have you ever heard of deep-fried cola? Debuting at the Texas state fair -- and winning the creativity honor at the Big Tex Choice Awards contest -- was this deep-fried, Coca-Cola flavored batter, drizzled with cola fountain syrup, and topped with whipped cream, cinnamon sugar and a cherry.

2. Scary Steakhouse Specialty
Nutritional nightmares are readily available at many of your favorite neighborhood restaurants. Christine Palumbo, RD, nominated the deep-fried onion appetizer popular at some chain steakhouses.
One such appetizer, Outback Steakhouse's Bloomin' Onion, has more than 800 calories, 58 grams of fat and 22 grams of saturated fat, plus 1,520 milligrams of sodium. These numbers don't include the dipping sauce, which is also loaded with fat, calories, and sodium.

3. Monstrously Misleading
Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, a New York University nutrition professor and author of What to Eat, takes issue with not-very-nutritious foods that are labeled or advertised with healthy-sounding terms. She nominates "kids' fruit snacks that have no fruit whatsoever and are basically candy in disguise" as one potentially misleading food.

4. Big, Bigger, Biggest Burgers
There appears to be no end to the amount of calories and fat you can fit onto a bun.
Hardee's has the Monster Thickburger, boasting 1,420 calories, 107 grams (g) of fat, 45 g of saturated fat, and 2,740 milligrams (mg) of sodium. Carl's Jr. takes it a step further with the Double Six Burger, featuring two burger patties and three slices of cheese -- weighing in at 1,520 calories, 111 g fat, 47 g saturated fat, and 2,760 mg sodium.
Burger King is not far behind with its BK Stacker, loaded with four burgers, four slices of cheese, and 8 strips of bacon, coming in at 1,000 calories, 30 g saturated fat, and 1,800 mg sodium.
And the list doesn't end at fast-food chains. Ever hear of the "Hamdog"? This culinary creation from the former Mulligan's Tavern near Atlanta starts with a hot dog padded with cheese and half pound of ground beef. That's dropped in the fryer, then loaded onto a hoagie roll and topped with chili, bacon, onions and a fried egg. Mulligan's was also famous as the home of the "Luther Burger," a giant bacon cheeseburger with a Krispy Kreme doughnut for a bun.
Someone call the food police!
Of course, "most people know when they order one of these that it is not good for them," says Jayne Hurley, RD, senior nutritionist for the watchdog group, Center for Science in the Public Interest.
If you are thinking of your health, try ordering a plain burger with sauce on the side, along with a side salad.
The bottom line is that we should eat no more than 20 grams of saturated fat per day. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's 2005 Dietary Guidelines recommend no more than 2,300 mg of sodium per day (equal to about 1 teaspoon). If you're salt-sensitive (that is, if your blood pressure is highly affected by salt), the number drops to 1,500 mg.

5. Appalling Appetizers
Dietitian Cynthia Sass, RD, nominated TGI Friday's "sizzling triple meat fundido -- a combination of cheese, pepperoni, bacon, and sausage served with breadsticks." While nutritional information for this appetizer was not available on the restaurant's web site, the fat-laden ingredients ensure that the fundido is a nutritional no-no.

6. Calorie-Laden Cakes
As if cheesecake were not high enough in fat and calories, the Cheesecake Factory adds chocolate candy, cookies, mousse, ganache, flourless chocolate cake crust, and other equally caloric extras to the rich dessert, says Jayne Hurley, RD. Even if you're just ordering a plain slice, cheesecake will set you back 630 calories.
Looking for a little nosh with your coffee? Starbucks Old Fashioned Crumb cake looks innocent enough, but that little square packs 670 calories.

7. Diet-Demolishing Drinks
The real problem with high-calorie drinks is that they go down easily, and don't tend to fill you up.
"Coffee drinks and smoothies don't set off bells and whistles to alert you to the calorie load," says Hurley. "Starbucks' white chocolate mocha is a Quarter-Pounder in a cup; any Frappuccino Blended Crème has 490-580 calories; and a venti Java Chip Frappuccino has the equivalent of 11 creamers and 20 packets of sugar.
To reduce the calories in your favorite coffee drink, order a small size, make it "skinny" (with low fat milk), and skip the whipped cream.

8. Mammoth Mall Munchies
Most people know when they order a gigantic burger that it is not good for them. But what really scares Hurley are the not-so-obviously fattening foods that people snack on at the mall.
"The highly aromatic cinnamon used in a Cinnabon (810 calories) or the smell of Mrs. Field's milk chocolate macadamia cookie (320 calories) tempts mall goers into thinking nothing of eating a snack that has half a day's calories or fat," she says.
Bring along a 100-calorie pack of crackers, some trail mix, or raw veggies to help you resist the tantalizing aromas of such high-calorie mall treats.

9. Dining-Out Diet Disasters
"Fifteen years ago, when I first started evaluating restaurant food, I was blown away by the 1,500 calories in a serving of Fettuccine Alfredo, but the trend has gotten worse, not better," says Hurley.
Fried macaroni and cheese and cheese fries were other nominees in the category of frightening foods found on restaurant menus.

10. Stupendous Servings
It's not just fast-food meals that have been super-sized in the last couple of decades.
"Muffins, bagels, salads, sandwiches, pasta servings -- almost everything is much larger today than it used to be or needs to be," says Hurley. "You can expect most restaurant appetizers, entrees, and desserts to each weigh in around 1,000 calories."
Here's a sure-fire way to start your day off on the wrong dietary foot: the enormous omelet sandwich at Burger King. This fork-free meal is loaded with two slices of cheese, three slices of bacon, two eggs, and a sausage patty on a giant bun, totaling 730 calories and 47 g fat.

Do Food Horrors Really Matter?
Yes, dietitians say, there are some truly frightening foods out there. But do they really matter to the average American's diet?
Michelle May, MD, author of Am I Hungry? What to Do When Diets Don't Work, thinks that once a person indulges in a decadent dessert or monster burger, it triggers the "'I've already blown my diet, so why bother?" mentality.
Beyond that, May believes, the real horror may be the American mind-set about food.
"We were raised to clean our plates so we could be rewarded with dessert, which further enhances our desire to eat sweets and eat meals without recognition of fullness," she says.
Further, consider that many of the most frighteningly fattening foods are sold in restaurants. Americans now spend 48% of their food dollars in restaurants, according to the USDA Economic Research Service. And the most popular restaurant food eaten by both men and women is the hamburger, according to the NPD Group, a market research firm.
Hurley thinks most people would think twice about ordering food and drinks that they realize are "hideously high in fat and calories." She'd like to see nutrition information about restaurant foods become more readily available, and believes this would encourage restaurateurs to offer more healthful options.
"Let's give consumers the choice and educate them with the nutritional information of restaurant foods at the point of purchase, not the web site," she recommends.
Published Oct. 27, 2006.
posted by Elle Jefe at 12/06/2006 12:22:00 PM 2 comments

04 December 2006

And what's so fancy about you?

This is an account of an instant message between a friend and I that took place just moments ago. We would like your thoughts on this issue, its very important to every one of us and it needs to be addressed...

ME: so in the cafeteria i picked up some ketchup, the packages say ‘fancy ketchup’ what makes it fancy? like are the tomatoes prettier.
Stewart: it's not fancy. that's all a big lie
ME: if this really was fancy wouldn't regular ketchup feel left out, like why can't it be fancy
Stewart: they're just poisoning your mind with their evil tricks of manipulation
Me: and what about this catsup guy, what's he really all about? is that even made out of tomatoes?
Stewart: i think it's similar to penis envy. the packets know that half the time they'll get thrown out or put under someone’s tire... they just wish they could be in the big bottle instead, which is truly the fancier of the two.
ME: or stashed in a drawer
Stewart: right
ME: until 4 years later someone comes by to say do you have any ketchup/catsup
Stewart: claiming that they're fancy is their only way of feeling better
ME: at which time you dig it out of your drawer and look t it with a questioning eye not really knowing how long it has been there, but not wanting to reveal your wonder to the seeker of things that are tomatoes-like
Stewart: exactly. fancy my ass. it's all a big charade.
ME: a c-o-n-spiracy, by the way i am posting this rant as a blog today
Stewart: awesome! someone needs to speak out against these tomato-based-bastards!
ME: it’s a serious epidemic! for anonymity purposes i am naming you stewart
Stewart: right - no one will figure that out good thing - i'd hate to leave work today and find my car covered in ketchup

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This conversation on my part may have been a side effect from my medication as it turns out I spent my wonderful weekend with strep throat. Stewart really has no excuse, however in his/her defense this is not the first conversation we have had like this and in those instances I was not medicated at all, other than my own natural high. I now return you all to your regularly scheduled days...carry on.

posted by Elle Jefe at 12/04/2006 12:59:00 PM 4 comments

01 December 2006

What better way to break a blog-rut...

...than with a freaking Blizzard Warning! WTF? I still don't know why the heck I live here seriously! I don't like cold, I don't think that snow is pretty even before it has been turned grey from people walking and driving on it or yellow from little boys peeing in it. It's cold, it's wet, it's heavy and it's a bitch to get out of your driveway. And for all the idiots that have been on the news saying that this is getting them in the holiday spirit, I say to you a hearty bah-humbug. Since I haven't blogged in a while, let me share with you a little countdown of 10 reasons why I hate winter...

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Notice I was too chicken to even open the screen door to give you the full effect of the ish outside my house!

10. It's cold
9. Stupid weather men usually never get it right...they always say to expect a huge storm and then you get like 1 inch of snow or vice versa (I will say today they seem to have gotten it correct)
8. I hate the overly perky people who think that just because some white stuff falls from the sky that I should burst into song and start saying fa-la-la-la-freaking-la!
7. I don't like malls in the summer and I sure don't like them in the winter, holiday shopping is horrible...I think this is an allergy formed from multiple years of retail work.
6. Stupid drivers become more dumb...if they didn't know how to put on a stupid signal when it was time to turn when it was dry out, you can pretty much guarantee that they have no clue how to merge lanes when there is precipitation falling from the sky
5. Newscasters who state the obvious...don't tell me its cold outside, I can tell that by looking at the 5 inches of snow on my car in the driveway...tell me something I don't know.
4. The people who think that because you live in Wisconsin that you should like and or be used to who doesn't like this never gets used to it.
3. Purchasing 40 pairs of gloves over a three month period, because your six year old left one pair in the lunchroom, one pair at titi's house, one pair at grandma's, one at her godsister's house, one at church (not like I have been to church in a minute, but you get the idea).
2. DARKNESS...It's dark when you go to work, it's dark when you come home from pretty much just never see daylight! What's the problem with just a little sunlight?
1. IT'S COLD!!!!!

If you have never been privy to some of my many other countdowns, you should check out "Reasons why not to take steroids," "Reasons why I would never be a Freegan" and maybe "Reasons you will stay fat in Milwaukee."

Until next time peeps! Holla at ya girl!
posted by Elle Jefe at 12/01/2006 03:15:00 PM 2 comments