a lesson in anatomy

Random-As-Shit Thursday Thoughts

1. I have a serious dislike for travel bloggers. They remind me of the people on Facebook who are constantly posting pictures of the things they do in their lives that make them seem so much more interesting and better than the ordinary schmoes like myself. “Here’s a photo of this quaint little cafe along the Rue de la Snooty in Paris. Everything is perfect here – even the way the sunlight reflects off my latte makes my tits look perkier!” It drives me insane. Especially the young ones. How in the world can young 20-year-olds afford to travel the world on a consistent basis and blog about it? HOW? Unless you’re one of ten people at that age that actually gets paid to do it. It makes no sense to me. Shouldn’t you people be working? Or in school? Or, you know, busy being poor? My 20’s sucked compared to them. (Also, I’m willing to admit this is 98% fueled by jealousy. I wish I had the means to constantly travel around further than my grocery store on a daily basis. I also love looking/reading about other countries. So, I really hate a love-hate-relationship with travel bloggers more than just a hate one..)


2. We are basically already in flip-flop weather here in North Carolina, so I’ve been trying to find home remedies to take care of my dry, crusty feet. They really are disgusting. I haven’t worn flip flops in at least two years because I’m afraid I’m going to scar a random child who catches a glimpse of them. This year we have beach trips planned so I figured I’d start now in getting these bad boys descaled. What is one of the cheapest/easiest recommendations I found? Castor oil. So, off to RiteAid I went.

Me: Hi, I’m looking for castor oil. You know, that stuff that pregnant women drink to induce labor? I read that it’s good for your skin, too, and I want to give it a whirl.

RiteAid Lady: Oh, sure! It’s over by the laxatives.

Me: Laxatives?

Lady: Yes, it’s commonly used to help with blockages.

Me: Women don’t poop out of their vaginas, though. I mean, I’ve only been alive for 30 years, but I’m pretty sure that’s right.

Lady: … No. No they don’t. There are definitely two holes down there.

Me: Three, actually. They don’t pee out of their vaginas, either. I don’t think you’re 30 yet, but some day you’ll know.

Lady: This is getting weird.

Poor woman didn’t know what she was getting into when she greeted me at the door.Β 


3. I was recently interviewed by a fellow blogger here on WordPress. If you want to take a gander, go visit it hereΒ 

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143 Comments

  1. One of your regulars thought highly of you and told me about you in a comment on my freakin TRAVEL BLOG. And I just wanted you to know that it actually is true that when you drink coffee at sidewalk cafes–almost anywhere out in the world–your tits look perkier, even if you’re an old geezer like me. But I agree with you: those 20-something’s need to get a life, I’m tired of reading their drivel, especially when they boast about selling all their stuff and heading out. I mean, how much stuff did they have to sell in order to travel is what I want to know. I laughed out loud at this post.

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    1. Blair (The Shameful Sheep) Author

      You never know how much that prized college toaster will resell for, right? Thanks for stopping by πŸ˜€ If you travel often enough to have a travel blog – you must have the perkiest tits in the land. (even as a man!) Goals.

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  2. Sometimes i write about travel…LOL….way less glam though. And I should totally write about our exotic trips to Buffalo and fine dining in Tim Horton’s.

    Castor oil does induce abdominal motility – that’s part of why it works for labor (and TMI – why certain hormones that cause cramping help “clean you out”)

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      1. I remember having to swallow it when children as a home remedy was one of those things that people my grandma’s age (born near 1900) used to go on about and joke about. I believe it’s as icky as you imagine – but I’m not going to try it and let you know for sure.

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  3. I lmao thinking about the little child I actually did traumatize in my flip flops many years ago. “OOOHHHHH daddy, why her not have soose and socks on!!!!!!!!!” He sounded horrified and my feet actually didn’t even look that bad. I wondered how sheltered the boy was not to have ever seen an adult in sandals before to the point where he would freak out like that since I wasn’t the only one in flip flops, lol! So you aren’t wrong about the potential trauma aspect.

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    1. Blair (The Shameful Sheep) Author

      Ohh, I think you’re right! I never thought of going into marketing, but I feel like it may be my calling lol

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      1. Ahava dead sea products are the easiest to find. There are other brands. You may often find them at discount prices at Ross, Marshall’s etc. Of course, you might find anti-aging, serum of those brands, and not foot stuff…you know how that goes. πŸ™‚

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  4. I’m with you, Blair. I’m constantly astounded at all the 20-somethings who visit my blog, purporting (on their blogs) to spend most of their time on beaches, hotel rooms in Cap St. Jean, sailboats off the Maldives. Here’s the thing (I tell myself): That’s one or two days, maybe a week, per year. The rest of the time it’s ramen noodles and part-time dogsitting jobs, living in a one-bedroom apartment in Elmira. Appearance is all. And, are those really them in those photos? Did they just borrow those clothes. Thanks for keeping it real.

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    1. Blair (The Shameful Sheep) Author

      Right? It’s crazy! I’m going to start looking at them the same way – like it’s only a weekend and normally they are locked in a tiny apartment hating living a normal life like the rest of us lol

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  5. OK I have a comment and a suggestion from this blog. First I hate travel bloggers too and they are only braggers and they need to just stop. I like to think that they are attempting to fill a void in their life. For horrible feet go to CVS and get this foot scraper thing. It looks like a cheese slicer thing. It’s really scary but really worth it. It literally shaves the calluses off your feet and leaves it smooth. You just have to be super careful that you don’t cut too deep.

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    1. Blair (The Shameful Sheep) Author

      Ew, that doesn’t sound fun at all lol. I never thought about that actually. Maybe they are actually painfully poor and hanging out in hostels.

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