GMTS Newsletter: powerless, beerless & skinny jeans-less

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

My mantra today: It’s Tuesday, not Monday. I still don’t believe myself. But boy, will I be glad when it’s Wednesday and feels like Tuesday.

I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s slow down and catch up:

-When those storms rolled through Saturday night, we lost power for about 16 hours. Thankfully, it was a nice night and some open windows did the trick. By the next morning, though, I was approaching an Armageddon-type freak out. The popsicles will melt! How will we listen to the fireworks soundtrack? My kids were right there with me. Why isn’t the wireless internet working? What am I supposed to do?

Talk about first world problems. The power came back on and life was good once again. But not before I realized just how ridiculously jaded and dependent on electricity/air conditioning/wireless connections we’d become.

-Two liquor stores near the river in Covington sold out of Bud Light the night of Riverfest. Sold out. That sound you hear? Livers screaming for mercy.

-The Target ads with the recorder/marching band soundtracks are fantastic. Can’t beat “Single Ladies” on recorder.

-A big group of us went to see ID: This Is Us this weekend. In case you don’t have a girl in the tween set, or if you do but can’t make out what she’s saying through the screaming, it’s the story of boy band One Direction and its crazy quick rise to fame. The movie was remarkably … not terrible.

Here’s the thing that stuck with me: these 15- and 16-year-old kids went to the X Factor in 2010 and NEVER CAME HOME. One of their parents said they’d been home five days in three years. And the crowds that follow them - just massive.

I could do without the skinny jeans, though.

-I am warning you. Do. Not. Click. This. Link . You will thank me later. It involves Lebron James’s toes. Please, for the love of chicken. Stop yourself.

From Today’s GMTS:

-50 Shades of Who? After much ado, we finally know who will play Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in the 50 Shades film trilogy. Big names were thrown around willy nilly, but we end up with two relative unknowns : Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam. Now they just have to figure out a way to make three movies out of books that are 95% smut.

-Facebook Reminder: Have you liked my new Facebook page yet? No? Well, head on over there now. Click here and like away. Thank you!

Today’s Distracting Link:

This whole website is full of great info, but this one article is perfect for those of us who might be rockin’ an old iPad or iPhone.

http://lifehacker.com/how-to-speed-up-a-slow-aging-iphone-or-ipad-1242952403

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