The ultimate in lazy blogging

Three random thoughts – my version of Fig’s infamous “bits and pieces” posts. I’m totally wiped out, but refrain from rants about how no, editorial have ZERO control over ad placement, no matter how inappropriate or distasteful you find a particular campaign. In fact, we hate advertising as much as you do. And yes, like everyone else, we are overworked and understaffed, so when our site lags under heavy traffic or other news falls somewhat by the wayside, pause before firing off hate mail.

  • Is there anything more traumatic than getting a passport photo taken? In comparison, I look like bloody Elle Macpherson on my driver’s licence. And seeing as the kindly old Chinese lady was able to edit my photo to give me perfect skin with a tweak of the lighting levels after the fact, I don’t see why she had to ask me to blot my face before snapping the picture. (In my teens I had super oily, shiny skin. Now I have desert-dry skin that I have to moisturise like a mofo: end result, I still shine like an oil slick. NO FAIR).
  • I don’t understand how T’s work shirts always get so dirty. It’s not like he works with steel anymore; he works with brand new, packaged products. I don’t believe in laundry products, beyond basic powder and fabric softener, but I think I may have to suck it up and buy some Napisan.
  • Totally not looking forward to the meeting of families. I had kind of figured this would wait until we eventually organised some kind of engagement party, but apparently I thought wrong. I figure it can’t be too bad; I’ve already been threatened with exclusion from the will, and had to listen to hateful rants about solo mothers, and that was years ago. What more can happen? I guess T’s afraid of any foot-in-mouth statements on his side, and I’m afraid of getting some righteous lecture via email the next day about marrying into white trash. Which side would you rather be on – the judgey side, or the other side?

8 thoughts on “The ultimate in lazy blogging

  • Reply Stephany March 14, 2011 at 01:25

    I just had a passport picture taken and made sure my hair was pretty and put on make-up so I could look my best. 😉 In comparison, my license picture is nasty. My hair looks greasy and my face oily. Yuck. So there’s that. Heh.

  • Reply Maggie March 14, 2011 at 01:30

    Eeep, sounds like something you definitely wanna put off! Good luck with it anyways 🙂

    For your passport photo… maybe should try taking it yourself and get the photos developed at Warehouse for around $2 (I think less). You can get it developed passport style and you can also google on how to take a passport photo. I’ve only tried this for my student ID for uni…. not sure if it’ll work for passport.

  • Reply Emily Jane March 14, 2011 at 05:26

    I just had to have passport pictures taken too – they weren’t great, but infinitely better than my driver’s licence photo in which I channel my inner homeless person!

    Good luck with the family meeting… goodness, I know family drama inside out and I was definitely the “judged” side – right up until and for weeks after the wedding they made it incredibly clear they thought I was the biggest mistake to happen to their dear son… sending positive vibes your way!

  • Reply SP March 14, 2011 at 05:55

    Yikes, maybe I’d rather be on the non-judgey side… but that I’d be getting judged!

  • Reply The Everyday Minimalist March 14, 2011 at 06:49


    My driver’s license is hot, my passport is not. Something about not smiling makes me look angry and sad 😛

    I used to get those comments from my parents about my boyfriends but luckily they seem more laidback than yours, so I’ve just ignored them and it’s worked out so far 😉

  • Reply Fig March 15, 2011 at 19:37

    Infamous? LOL. I’m the ultimate lazy blogger!

  • Reply First Gen American March 15, 2011 at 20:31

    When I told my godparents of my engagement (my second and final one), my godparents said “at least he’s catholic.” Mind you, neither of us are practicing ones, but it was funny. Anything was a step up from my dad, so my mom was happy.

  • Reply Bits & Pieces 3/15/11 March 15, 2011 at 21:53

    […] This post from eemusings made me laugh. My bits & pieces posts are infamous! Yes, I am the ultimate lazy blogger. Blame it on my short attention span. I seriously write down these random thoughts throughout the day as they come to me. It’s the best way to get all the thoughts out of my head. I suppose it is similar to Tweeting but I just blog everything together instead. […]

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