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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

What I Meant to Say

The awesome Chief started a new blog carnival this week. All the things that you really meant to say to someone, instead of being polite or the bigger person or whatever sort of nicey-type-thing, you can now let it rip and tell us what you really meant to say.

Go check it out and play along!!! Show Chief some love. Plus, it makes you super cool to be one of the first to do something new. ;)

To my mom, I said: Yes, I did get the pajamas you sent, thanks for thinking of me!

What I really meant was: Really? Leopard print granny-style pajamas with bottoms big enough to fit Hubs? Thanks for proving once again how little you know me.

To Hubs, I said: Did you have fun?

What I really meant was: You man-child, you were gone all damn day, playing in the alumni soccer game, reliving your glory days, when you should have been gone for 3 or 4 hours tops. You suck for going out afterwards when I couldn't go, too. And you completely suck for texting me and saying you were bringing me food and then not showing up for 2 more hours after that. You should know better than to promise your wife food and then not deliver immediately.

To the early interventionist who kept saying educational terms and then correcting herself by trying to put them in layman's terms, I said: It's okay, I was a teacher for 6 years before my kids were born, so you don't have to explain those terms.

What I wanted to say: I'm not an idiot. Go ahead and "IEP, 504, and accomodations/modifications" me. I got ya. And by the way, that also means that I am well aware of my child's rights, so watch your step.

This last one is a good example of why it's better to just say the polite thing sometimes, because watch what happened....

To my new SIL, I said: So, how much will your charge your new sister-in-law for a root touch-up? I don't need a cut or highlights. And you can fit me in whenever.

What I really meant was: My OTHER sil(back in PA, which is why I'm not going to her now) used to just charge me $50 for a color and cut. $60 if I wanted highlights thrown in on that, and that's flat, no tip. I know you work at the fanciest-smanciest salon in the town that is an hour south of me, but I also know that you do booth-rental, which means that you set your own prices. I'd come whenever you didn't have a client, so you'd be getting SOMETHING at least, instead of not having a client at all. And I'm your freaking SIL. Plus, you do know that I have a HUGE mouth and can totally refer tons of peeps to you, right? So, help me out here!

Here's what she told me: $12 to fix my horrid roots. Wouldn't I have felt awful for saying all that? Or maybe she would have given me a different answer entirely!!!

Just a good example of why we should(sometimes) keep our "what I meant to say"s to ourselves until Wednesdays and then just share them on our blogs with Chief.

Because, otherwise, we might end up feeling really stupid.

Random stuff completely unrelated to this:

If you are are newcomer to my crazy place and I haven't returned the visit to your blog, it's probably because I can't get to it from your profile. Fix that for me, okay? Or leave it in your comment.

Hubs FOUND the CW on our HD tv! I've been complaining for 2 months about how we don't have it- it's not listed on the tv guide channel or anything. But, he messed around with the tv in the rec room tonight and found it for me! It's channel 9.7, so it's not like I could have just found it- what IS that, anyway? Gossip Girl, ANTM, and Vampire Diaries, how I've missed you. And I'm looking forward to the new trashy shows starting up. Woohoo!



Blogger danita said...

always look forward to reading this first thing in the morning! thanks for keeping it real!

January 6, 2010 at 7:47 AM  
Blogger Foursons said...

Hmmmm...this is interesting. I'll have to start paying attention to what I say and what I meant to say so I can participate.

January 6, 2010 at 7:56 AM  
Blogger Fruitcake said...

9.7 is a channel??
And what a fun idea! I can't count how many times I say something far nicer than what i wanted to say!

January 6, 2010 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger Brandi said...

HA ~ see, I could do this, but it would be in reverse. My mouth totally overloads my arse most of time... what I meant to say would be much better. ;)

January 6, 2010 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Jessica {Team Rasler} said...

Hilarious. Food delivery should NEVER be 2 hours late!! I think my post would have to be what I meant NOT to say... I have a problem with my mouth working before my brain. Maybe when I'm no longer sleep-deprived I can start working on that. :-)

January 6, 2010 at 8:42 AM  
Blogger Queenie Jeannie said...

I have trouble biting my tongue and usually say what I mean at the time, with full attitude. Oh well. If people don't like me at least they have a reason, right?

January 6, 2010 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger Evonne said...

As much as I would love to say what I want all the time, you're right. Sometimes biting your tongue is better.

My Grandma has odd channels like that, too. Enjoy your shows!

January 6, 2010 at 8:50 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

How do you have a channel with a decimal point in it? I mean, seriously???

I want your new SIL!! $12? How awesome!!

January 6, 2010 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger Ma What's 4 dinner said...

You always make me smile. Sorry I've been MIA been dealing with crap. And I've started packing for our cross country move. Ahhh! Thanks for my award. I've got a big shout out to you on my blog today. You're the best. Love ya!

So glad your parents are as clueless as mine...

January 6, 2010 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger Meg @ Higgins Happenings said...

That's a super fun carnival! I think I'm going to have to go check it out!

January 6, 2010 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger The Princess of Sarcasm said...

Hahaha! I love these.

Food two hours later? Fail.

Oh, and do you think your TV reads your blog? I'm not sure it will receive your little love note. ;)

January 6, 2010 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger The Mommyologist said...

This is such a great idea! I'm a little bit nervous to do a post myself though because I'm afraid that I'll turn off a bunch of my readers. I can be kind of a pain in the butt sometimes with what I'd really like to say to people.

Example: "It's ok, I'm over your criticism...let's start fresh in 2010!"

What I meant to say, "Listen you crazy bitch! You will never insult me again, and if you want to be a good example to your kids, like you told me that you do, stop inviting random men over to your house in the middle of the day and eat a cracker once in a while for crying out loud!"

Do you think I have any haters yet??

January 6, 2010 at 9:46 AM  
Blogger MommyLovesStilettos said...

LOL! I love the one about your SIL!!!

January 6, 2010 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger beenomom said...

See, it does pay to bite your tongue sometimes! I think I do it too often though because I really should open my louth sometimes and I don't and then I stew over the incident for weeks, making myself even more mad!!

January 6, 2010 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Eternal Lizdom said...

You've been very good about visiting my blog and I feel like we've been getting along famously! I'm so glad to have found you and so glad you've been stopping by my place, too!

And I sooooo feel ya on that hubby one!!

January 6, 2010 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger Working Mommy said...

Oh hubs...has the past not taught you ANYTHING?? Men!!


January 6, 2010 at 10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is better than therapy...love it;)

January 6, 2010 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger Tracie Nall said...

9.7?? That is insane! Who would have tought that was a channel?

2 hours late with food is pretty bad.

January 6, 2010 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey said...

Your mom and my mom could be best friends and exchange tips on how they have no clue what their daughters likes and dislikes are.

Hubs, shame on you promising food and not delivering it within 10 minutes....you really should know better.

January 6, 2010 at 11:15 AM  
Blogger Desert Rose said...

This is a great idea for a post..I like telling it like it is..I'd like to do it more often, but like you, sometimes have to refrain.

January 6, 2010 at 11:45 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

so good!

I am extremely jealous of your SIL hook up! MY about to be SIL charges me $110...thanks

January 6, 2010 at 11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those are great! Love the one about the PJ's.

January 6, 2010 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

My hubs pulls that food crap all the time! Sometimes by the time he does get home, I've been starving so long & already eaten.

$12 for your roots!! Can she be my SIL too?

January 6, 2010 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger Helene said...

OMG...my hubby does that too, with the food. He'll be at the store and then call me and say, "Hey do you want me to pick up a sandwich from the deli for you while I'm here?". Yeah sure....so I sit here starving while he's at the store reading magazines. Yes, he stands in the aisle and reads magazines. Not only is he rude, he's a dork.

I love this new meme...I'm gonna have to join in sometime. Although most of the time, i actually do come right out and say what's on my mind. Gets me in trouble a lot.

January 6, 2010 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I this meme. I'm always thinking of better things to say after the fact.

January 6, 2010 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

The only thing my hubby will pick up for me is Starbucks...I think he is too frugal to buy anything using his wallet that costs more than $3.

January 6, 2010 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I am totally digging the comment about the early interventionist....I can sooooo relate.

I am thinking maybe its time for you to take a girl's afternoon to have a quick cup of coffee with a friend and then come home around 11:00 pm because "We just couldn't stop talking and so then it was 5:00 and we were STARVING and decided to get some dinner and then that turned into a drink or two and you don't want me driving home tipsy so I waited an hour or so..blah blah blah" That'll teach the hubs a lesson!

January 6, 2010 at 1:34 PM  
Blogger Ducky said...

I got jammies too for Christmas. I asked for them though...and bless her heart...my momma bought them a wee too small.

This is the best carnival evah? Is it not? Most of the time I try to engage filter so I'm not really belching haterade on people. Wednesdays will forever be an awesome outlet to all the funny I keep bottled up.

So glad you played today!

January 6, 2010 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi first timer here checking out all the other cool peeps doing Chiefs WIMTSW .. LOve yours.. apparently CW is now alocal channel for you broadcast through the air instead of sattelite or cable. which is why it is 9.7.. If you cahnge an outside antennae or get one you can pick up tons of channels free.. like we used to have to do it lol...
2 hours for food I woulda killed himm just sayin.

January 6, 2010 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger MommyLisa said...

Finding channels sux! And to add insult, Comcast did away with the TV Guide network - so now you cannot easily find out what is on without going to the tv that has the cable box on it.

Darn Comcast.

January 6, 2010 at 2:14 PM  
Blogger carissajade said...

I love this new blog carnival!! Great posts... and yay for you for getting your roots done for cheap!

January 6, 2010 at 2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


unfortunately, i don't have that filter between my mouth and brain, and unless something is usually REALLY mean, i end up saying it.

January 6, 2010 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger Kiera said...

chief didn't know he's unleashing the bitch in us all!!! love

January 6, 2010 at 5:01 PM  
Blogger Tracie said...

$12??? Aren't you glad you were nice? That is a deal!

January 6, 2010 at 9:09 PM  
Blogger Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Gah I wish I had a nice new SIL... sigh I need a touch up on my roots!

January 7, 2010 at 1:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Promised food should be delivered within 30 minutes tops! Sheesh.. My husband would still be limping if he tried that!! LOL

January 7, 2010 at 3:20 AM  
Blogger adrienzgirl said...

ANTM and Vampire Diaries...guilty.

January 7, 2010 at 3:53 AM  
Blogger Corrie Howe said...

I so wanted to do this Wednesday, but it couldn't be anonymous. And it was related to those IEP, 504 and accommodations/modifications.

January 8, 2010 at 9:05 PM  

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