Frivolous Things


I’ve been a bit of a funk and I’m not really in the mood to write about what’s funked me up, which is primarily the impending departure of my firstborn child to college in another state and trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. The Kimble Group has plenty of suggestions on that last topic and kindly sends me daily emails about job openings. (In case you were wondering, the folks there think dental assistant all the way.)

I prefer to keep the mood light so…. Let’s talk about some Frivolous Things!

First up,



Krispy Kreme really wants to give me one lemon glazed doughnut for free TODAY, but as much as I love doughnuts and lemon, I think that is a dubious flavor for a doughnut. Pass.

I’ve been wondering lately if there is such a thing as too much bling.

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These are all shiny things I have openly coveted* in the last few weeks. This is what comedian Ali Wong says on the topic: “I used to hate on other moms for the clothes that they wore, you know, all the cheesy-ass animal print and loud metallic shiny shoes, and now I see something that’s bedazzled in rhinestones and I’m like ‘oh that looks nice, I think I’m gonna get that,’ because when you’re a mom you need sparkle to compensate for the light inside of you that has died.”

Maybe if you’re a *young* mom, but when you reach a certain age too much bedazzling could skew Blanche from “Golden Girls.” That’s my fear.

This is one of my phone’s home screens. If I were a psychologist analyzing it (because you know that’s going to be a thing if it isn’t already), I’d say this is someone who’s very conflicted. She’s likely to scarf chicken nugs and doughnuts, paired with Boone’s Farm peach-flavored apple wine, then, due to Catholic guilt, do penance with some squats and a kale-quinoa salad while dreaming of Ubering or Lyfting away to a foreign country.


Behold what I found at Costco: There is such a thing as Otter Pops for grownups. Did you know that?



*Coveted but did not buy. I felt I should clarify that for my husband, who faithfully reads this blog because his Fantasy Football team this year stinks and he needs a new hobby.

2 thoughts on “Frivolous Things

  1. You know how you have to make flavored liquid you freeze much more concentrated? Wonder if they did that with that Skinny Freeze (like a concentrated frozen Jello shot)…..


    1. I *may* have sampled one, and it did seem pretty strong to wimpy me…;)


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