Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Little Things That Make Me Stupid Excited: July 2011 Edition

It's the 1st of the month! 

Oops.  No it's not.

But whatever, I'm STUPID excited anyway!!!!

For those of you new to my blog, "Little Things That Make Me Stupid Excited" is a feature I post on the first day of each month. Usually.  Except when I have months like the last one, where I billed seventy bajillion hours and had no semblance of a personal life whatsoever.

No, I'm not bitter. Why would you ask that?

Anyhoo, let's get going with this list already.  For the love of pete, I don't need to make it any later than it already is!

(FYI - if you'd like to see my past lists, they're all linked up on my LTTMMSE page.  And if you happened to do a list yourself this month, link on up in the comments!)

Little Things That Make Me Stupid Excited


I've got *FIVE* stupid exciting things for the month of July!  Yes, I know only 5 things is lame.  But good lord it was a hard month!!! (Did I say that already?)

Ebooks...from the LIBRARY!!!

DUDE.  Did you know that you can rent ebooks from the library????  FOR FREAKING FREE???  I didn't.  This is a thrilling revelation to me because:

(1) I rarely go to the library (I am highly lazy). 

(2) I rarely buy books (I am also highly cheap). 


(3) Because of items 1 and 2 above, I haven't read a freaking book in so long I don't mind waiting months and months for the elibrary edition of "A Discovery of Witches" to become available.  And yes, I know you can get free public domain books any old time.  But sometimes a girl wants to skip the Hawthorne and go straight to "The Help" without having to pay for it, ya know?  Elibrary books to the rescue!


Oh, summer, and all your lovely popsicle incarnations.  Although none are lovelier than the creamsicle, in my not so humble opinion.  Love 'em.  Especially the orange ones.  Which is weird, since orange is usually my least favorite flavor out of the popsicle bunch.  But something about that orange sherbert gets me every time.

Wicked / Dee Roscioli

Yes, I know I'm like a decade behind everyone else in the U.S. on this one, but OH MY GOD.  I saw the national tour of Wicked for the first time last month, and I loved it.  I didn't know anything about the storyline other than it had something to do with witches and the Wizard of Oz, knew none of the songs, and was just kind of like 'eh, sounds like fun' when my mom asked if me and my sister-in-law wanted to go see it.  And I walked out of that theater BLOWN AWAY.  Mostly because of the girl who played Elpheba - her voice literally took my breath away.  I found out later that the girl was Dee Roscioli, who's played Elpheba more times than any other actress in history, and that the night *I* saw her was her first night after joining the national tour.  LUCKY!!!!  Somebody recorded the audio of her singing 'Defying Gravity' the night I was there and posted it on facebook, and well - it doesn't do it justice.  But it comes pretty close!!  I'm telling you, if you have the chance to see the first national tour of Wicked with Dee Roscioli in the role of Elpheba - GO!!!

Rhinestones for your Toenails

Are rhinestones on your toenails tacky?  Whatev.  I don't care.  Got these puppies at Walgreen's for like $2.99, and you just stick 'em on after you polish, then cover with a clear topcoat.  They're so snazzy!  I feel like Phoebe from Friends doing a little feet flirting.  Did I just age myself with that reference?  Ugh.  P.S. I only put them on my big toe, in case that classes it up a little bit.


One Year Anniversary of LTTMMSE!!!

Oh my God, do you realize I've been doing LTTMMSE for a whole YEAR now?????  Me either!!!!  If I'd realized it sooner, I would have had a big celebration planned, what with giveaways and balloons and ice cream and lotteries and whatever other fancy things bloggers are supposed to do on a big anniversary.  But alas, June was a crappy month, so blah - this month it ain't gonna happen.  Maybe next month.  Let's all pray for (i) less work, and (ii) more shopping at Kohls and Target for Megan during the month of July.

But I would be terribly remiss if I ended this post without saying THANK YOU to all my readers for getting STUPID excited with me over the past year!!!!  I love writing these posts, and I hope you love reading them, too. 

Let's do it for another year, shall we??  ;-)



Funny in My Mind said...

I vote you give away a box of creamsicles and some of those toenail snazzer-uppers.
Or maybe just the rhinestones.
I am first comment so I win!
Here's to a new relaxing month of cool treats, hot dates, pretty feets and sunshine!!!!

Holly Ann said...

I effing love creamsicles! They are my favorite treat from my childhood. I haven't had one in years.

Jen said...

Yes, yes. Let's.

And telly your work to stop working you so hard. I miss you.

Barbara Manatee said...

I have been debating if I want an e-reader but the more I hear about them...the more I want one! Maybe I'll get one for Christmas (my hubby owes me big time...he got me a vacuum for a combo birthday/mothers day gift. blech!)

I need a pedi real soon...I bet rhinestones would be fun to get put on!

Hope July is quieter than June for you!!

Katherine said...

I read the book Wicked, and just loved it. I can't wait until I get to see the musical - someday.

Suze said...

I JUST got an iPad (1st generation...it was cheaper!), and can't wait to start reading some books on it! Of course, I have to go get a county library card...4 years in our current house and I never went to get one! It's on my list!

As for Wicked, I too was a latecomer on that - lived 11 miles from NYC most of my life and hardly ever went to see a show. We saw Wicked about 5 years ago, and I too had no idea what the story was, and came away with the exact same feelings as you did! I was kicking myself for waiting so long! Glad you enjoyed it!

MommaKiss said...

I love so much of this! Free e-books? WTF? I need a kindle edition!

Wicked. My GARAGE. I read the book but it has nothing on the show. My niece who's totally into 'theater' sent me the soundtrack and after learning that back & front, I saw the show on Broadway. 100% agree. Best Show EVAR!!

Brandy@YDK said...

wicked is the best ever. i've seen it twice and want to go every time it's in town. our library does ebooks too. you can also lend purchased books to other people through amazon too.

wonderchris said...

A whole year - WOW...that's really cool.

Happy LTTMMSE Anniversary! :)

Regina said...

Right now, I'm stupid excited about my pool boy (my husband) who has kept the waters crystal clean this summer.

Jeweled stickers on toes rock!

I'm holding out for pudding pops...remember those? YUM.

Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

Raspberry creamsicles??? Awesome!

I love these posts...

championm2000 said...

Love Wicked! I missed the production when it came to town because I was super-preggo with the babies...I told my husband that giving birth should entitle me to a trip to NYC to see the show there. Now, if I could just find a babysitter....

Anonymous said...

I love bedazzled toes (very popular here)! Never done it myself, but if I did, I'd rock the big toe.

Belle n' Kent said...

Happy Anniversary!!! (Has it seriously been a year already?!) I always love your lists.

P.S. We started potty-training the boys yesterday. :/ Pray for me. It's actually not going THAT bad though...I still have all of my hair. But what am I saying? It's only been 48 hours. And at least I'm not EIGHT months pregnant. (Just six.) ;) Don't you just feel so much better about your month of June now!!! hahaha

Helene said...

Shut the front door! I had no idea you could get ebooks from the library!! I'm totally going to check into that and see if my library is on board with that yet!!!

I love your Stupid Excited posts...always makes me giggle!!