Friday, January 19, 2007

WTF Friday

It's been a while since we had a WTF Friday here in Sizzleland. I've included a flattering picture of Darwin from American Idol because if anyone is the epitome of WTF, she is. I seriously didn't need reminding that going out of the house without a bra on when your cup runneth over is NOT OK. E-V-E-R. Ahem!

Here's one I have been pondering though: Every night as I walk home from my car to my apartment building, I pass a house that is beautifully decorated. I tend to take an extra look at the inside of houses if I can peer in. I know it's kind of Peeping Tom of me but I love to see how people choose to decorate. It can both fascinate and horrify me. This house is tastefully done thankfully- painted in soothing colors with well placed furniture. . .except THEY STILL HAVE THEIR CHRISTMAS TREE UP.

This bothers me immensely.

What day is it? Oh right, it's JANUARY 19th, 2007. Twenty-five entire days since Christmas came and went. I feel this is far too long to keep your tree up. Being lazy is one thing but come on! I'm going to have to avert my eyes from now on because: The Horror! WTF people? WTF?!

Yesterday I was emailing with my friend and she asked me, "What do I do?!?" And I said, "I can't tell you what to do! Though, how great would it be if everyone just let me organize their ENTIRE life?! My dream come true." Wouldn't it be cool to be a professional organizer plus life coach all in one? My heart just skipped a beat at the thought. Ohhh! I'd love it so! I'm already taking on a new profession as of late. Hillz calls me "Dr. Jones" and I have to say, I quite like how that sounds. I'm a surgeon for emotional cancers. Do you have someone in your life that is metaphorically a malignant tumor on your soul/heart/psyche? Call Dr. Jones! I'll slice him/her right out and you will be on your way to recovery. Luckily, minimal schooling is required for such licensing. It's more intuitive and street smart savvy with a big ol' dose of tough love, if you will.

For those who are wondering where this Jones business comes from, it is indeed my last name. That's all your getting out of me! Anonymity is key. As is discretion. Let's proceed as if nothing has changed in Sizzleland, shall we?

17 comments:

LVGurl said...

AI is really paining me. Simon making fun of that poor soul with the googly eyes? Poor fellow has a dream, and he can't help the way he looks! My heart bleeds!

And yes, all Christmas trees must come down! They MUST!

Mrs. Ca said...

I've found Jones is a great last name if you don't want to be easily found. You can google me all day and not find me, for the most part.

I only got in about 45 minutes of Idol watching this week because the delusional people were just too painful to watch. I'm so embarrassed for all of them that it hurts.

g-man said...

First off, as a self proclaimed aficionado of the female breast (just ask my wife, any of my friends, colleagues, or anyone who as ever talked to me) I must agree. It is horribly distracting. Secondly, I have to wonder if the producers (in an attempt to make 'better' and I use that term looser than her breasts, television) pick homeless or destitute folk off the street take their bra off, slap on too much lipstick and give then a little cash to make a fool of themselves. WTF indeed.
We won a session with a professional organizer at a silent auction fund raiser, last year, and haven't been organized enough to have her over. It is actually a woman we know, how pitiful is that? I guess not as pitiful as having our tree still up `eh? :)

Karl said...

Oh, you'dve hated living near me. One year I left my tree up until JULY.

gorillabuns said...

i took my tree down jan 11th. was i within the limits? probably not.

snackiepoo said...

Okay so.....here is what TV has taught me, LOL. I think I was telling you about Epiphany when I was there, but I cannot remember. If someone is heavily Christian, then the Epiphany or the 12 Days of Christmas, ends on January 6th. So if one is keeping it up for religious reasons, that would be the latest date.

However, when I went to this page to give you a linkydoo, I saw that in some Roman Catholic churches, they feel that the Epiphany is on the 19th...which would mean that the freakshow people would take it down tomorrow.

And if they don't? Well then screw the History Channel, because then there is no excuse!

Jonesy....I almost miss those days...almost ;).

kapgar said...

Is her name Darwin as in "Darwinism Missed Me"?

Melissa said...

OMG it wasn't just her, it was her MOTHER too!!! That was just stunning. They were interchangable.

Bre said...

Sizz, I would absolutely hire you to mold my life into something even close to "organized"... I'd even be thrilled with "not chaos!"

And yes, Christmas trees still up is an absolute WTF?!

Claire said...

Your new profession totally made me think of 'Breaking up with Shannen Doherty' except without hidden cameras and putting people on the spot on national television. Yours sounds more all-encompassing too which I like. I'd be game, Dr. Jones. :)

BullysE said...

LOLOL!! WTF Friday it is! Back, and fabulous as ever! Girl, you made me laugh so hard--thanks, I needed that.

That show from Seattle was so funny--it will live on in infamy. (The City itself tho? Really pretty!)

Margaret said...

I'd love to have a life coach/organizer!

Bone said...

I remember my uncle saying one time that a lot of people near where he lives leave trees up year round, and decorate them for Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, etc.

I got Happy New Year'd the other day. I thought that was kind of late. It's like nearly February.

Mocha said...

Sizzleland is awesome! Can I live here and eat fried ice cream while going through your archives?

It's like we already know each other because of all our connestions, did you realize that? I could list them here but lest I forget one and have them come hunt me down for failing to mention them, I won't. Suffice to say in my best polite yes-I-do-have-manners-voice, "Nice to meet you."

JustRun said...

One thing is for certain, that contestant was TRA-GIC! I wanted to swoop in and reorganize/lifecoach her BADLY!

sue said...

I'm going to get the tree down this weekend. Promise! :)

JavaJabber said...

Oops ... I guess I should have read this post FIRST before I had my "big" idea! lol

Maybe they have the tree up because they have a soldier who's in Iraq and they're not taking it down until they can celebrate Christmas with him.

I mean, there HAS to be a logical reason for it, right?