Saturday, October 10, 2009

Facebook = Fun and Flattery

Yet another reason to love Facebook....

I had quite a surprise this week when a friend of a Facebook friend (Darren), who I friended through a blogger friend (Milwaukee Dan #2), made a comment on Darren's update following my comment. Are you still with me? Okay, let's try this: Darren posted a status update, I made a comment, and then one of his friends commented. That comment was that he thought he was falling in love with Beth R. (that would be me). HBChicksGreat googly-moogly! Just like the Spanish Inquisition, I wasn't expecting that! Okay, so Darren left a comment to that saying that I definitely qualified as a Hot Brilliant Chick. Haha! That was cool, too, and have I mentioned how much I enjoy flattery? I thought Darren was just making a joke, but he sent me a message, and come to find out, he really does have a Hot Brilliant Chicks folder in his Facebook photos. Long story short, I am now one of four of Darren's Hot Brilliant Chicks, joining an astronomer, an art historian, and a biochemist. Thanks for making my day, Darren, and thanks to the friend who initiated the whole thing. I am pleased and humbled by this award, and look forward to traveling to Winnipeg to accept my $1.4 million prize. Ha! Also, it turns out that Darren knows of the bar that my ex and our friends used to frequent in Winnipeg, a place called the Zoo, and his Alice Cooper tribute band once played there. AND he knows of the band we used to see there all the time, the Chocolate Bunnies From Hell. ♪♫♪♫ It's a small world after all... ♪♫♪♫

45 rpms I went to Goodwill yesterday to try to find some funky clothes (for reasons I'll explain after this). I didn't find the funky clothes, but I did find a basket with a couple hundred 45 rpm records in it! Ohhh, I was a happy girl! Three records for a quarter, and I got nine, spending a whopping 80 cents. I'm such a spendthrift, I know. [hanging head] I didn't get them to play them, I got them for decorating the soffit in the basement. That is sort of our "rec room," and I think it would look cool to put up a few 45s. I got some songs that I remember well, like The Cars' "Just What I Needed" and the Stones' "Miss You," and others were real blasts from the past like Status Quo's "Pictures of Matchstick Men," and "Simon Says" from the 1910 Fruitgum Company (remember them?) on the Buddha Records label. It was so much fun looking through them and finding a few really cool ones! There were even some that I remembered having when I was a kid. I'll put these up on the soffit and then see if I want to get anymore, but I was so excited to look through those.

Hey, I just remembered that I might have a stack of 45s downstairs in my boxes of albums. Whoops. I can't believe I didn't think of that until just now. I might have enough to be able to wallpaper one of the basement walls with them, now that I think about it. I need to pull out those boxes, anyway, because one of our recent purchases is a turntable that plugs into the USB port on the computer. I'll be able to save some of my rarer albums to the computer! That will be a good winter project.

Beatles fan The reason I thought I'd try to find some funky clothes is because tonight we're going to my sister and her husband's house for a Beatles Rock Band party. I know I've mentioned at some point that my sister is still a Beatlemaniac (she even got to see them play at the Indiana State Fair in 1964), and when she heard that there was going to be a Beatles version of Rock Band, she went out immediately and bought a Wii, then ordered the instruments (including Paul's bass guitar) and pre-ordered the game. She's encouraging everyone to wear appropriate clothing, so that's why I made a trip to Goodwill. That was a just don't see the funky clothing there like you used to. (When I was in college, I bought a pair of yellow moon boots that I wore for years. I saw enough Christmas sweater vests yesterday to burn my retinas and leave me scarred for life, so the selection of funk just ain’t what it used to be.) I had a backup, so I'll be wearing an hombre-dyed pink tunic with hiphugger jeans. Kind of funny that what we used to call hiphuggers are now pretty much the usual style when it comes to jeans. I love 'em, and think they're much more comfortable than regular high-waisted "mom" jeans. But then I hate wearing pants, anyway, so don't trust my opinion.

I plan on taking my camera and Flip Wilson, and figure that I may be able to make a few bucks on some blackmail photos and videos. Of course, I may have to contend with a few directed towards me, too. This could be interesting.


  1. Searching my body for a musical bone... Nope, not a one :o)

    Should be interesting tonigh :o)

  2. Well, now it's my turn to be flattered and blushing, lol. Thank you, Beth.

    Out of the 500 or so friends I have on here, only three qualify for inclusion into that folder. It's a very exclusive club.

    For some further information, the way I befriended Dan on here was because he had made a humorous comment I enjoyed on one of PZ Myers' status updates. One of my better decisions.

    Hopefully soon I'll have some video of our show at The Zoo to upload to Facebook. I think the coolest part of it was that the camera was pointing at the stage with the dance floor in front of it. At one point, what appeared to be an escaped member of the Manson Family begins to dance in front of it in a style I call "Total Abandonment Of Self Due To Pharmacological Inducements". Also, "flailing" works. His gyrations made the music that much better.

    The interesting thing about that band was that the singer was a female. Now, she would not make my "Hot Brilliant Chicks" folder because: a) any woman that can reasonably pass themselves off as Alice Cooper isn't too hot, but more importantly, b) going by what she posted to my wall, she thinks that humans have 24 chromosomes. Actually, I'm betting she does.

  3. You do look hot. Run with it, you earned it.

  4. my old beaten down heart glows with happiness knowing my Beth went to Goodwill....what a lovely sight to see!! lol I just know you'll have fun at your sisters party. Take pics!

  5. Your outfit for tonight sounds just about right to me, and should make you look even more like an intelligent hottie, just from a different era. :-)

  6. hot brilliant chick??yeah i know.winks.take care beth,thanks for the lovely comments,mort xxx

  7. congrats on your new status as a hot brilliant chick!

    mr. mischief made a comment re: lack of good stuff at the thrift stores from last week. it was something to the effect of ' who raided mr. huxtable's closet for all these sweaters'.

    have fun at the par-tay!


  8. I can't wait to see the pix! Try to get some of Daddy-O rocking out, okay? Maybe he inherited Grandpa's drumming skillz.

  9. Hi Beth,
    You really are a Hot Brilliant Chick ... now it's just official! Thanks for reminding me of the 1910 Fruitgum Company ... I think I had that 45 somewhere, too, in a box at my parents house. For all I know, it's still there!

  10. Congratulations on being recognized as a hot brilliant chick!

    What a great theme for a party! Your outfit sounds perfect. Have fun and drag Ken out on the dance floor!

  11. Beth, it's an honor, just to be nominated,and you won. When you find out what Conservapedia says about "hot brilliant chicks" you'll really be proud to be a recipient. Congratulations.

  12. Congrats!! What an honor!! You deserve it!!

    I'm late on this, so glad you had fun at your sister's!

  13. Did you notice any pillow cases at GW while you were there? I ask because I'm sewing some hammocks for my foster kitties and don't want to spend a ton of money on things that are made... well for cats to claw and sleep on.
    I don't know how ANYONE could be comfortable in the old style of jeans. And the new hippy is boho chic, btw. :) I can't get into it much but I have fun putting Jazz in some boho styles. Glad you had a blast!

  14. Hey it's a great picture of you.


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