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If There Were More Cauliflower, The World Would Be A Happier Place {EDITED}

I'm just being all kinds of fancy today.

Last week, I styled my hair.

For those of you who pay attention to your looks everyday, this probably doesn’t seem very exciting.

But for me, it was almost the highlight of the week.

Especially the second day.

I am in love with the second day of a hairdo, when your hair still looks all fancy and styled but you don’t have to do anything.

It’s a lazy dream come true.

Early mornin' airport dropping.

My mom got to go to Michigan to visit the kids.

Which is less my happiness and more my envy.

But I’m happy for her.

(So, half happy points?)

Lunch reading? You're my favorite. #Poirot#2

I’ve stuck with my Agatha Christie’s Poirot reading list.

Though I’ve currently misplaced #3, Poirot Investigates.

(So… half points?)

(Which, if you’re keeping track, is now a full point.)


New Indian restaurant love. #yum

I’ve discovered a new favorite Indian restaurant.

Skye got the buffet and then the owner came over and insisted she share all of her food with us.

(I’m a sucker for places that encourage across-the-table food theft.)

Is it sad that I'm always crazy impressed when I fight through the laziness enough to wash the paint brushes?

I’ve been losing my mind painting.

Which, realistically, might not be the happiest of situations.

However, I haven’t been painting alone – Skye and Lindsey showed up on Sunday, ratty t-shirts in hand, to help.

And I hadn’t even asked them to come over.

Good morning, pancakes.

I might be a little late on this one, but have any of you tried Perkins’ pancakes?

‘Cause, yum.

Driving through the Illumination at Antietam and the wait was definitely worth it.


That is all I have to say about that.

(Though have no fear, I’m going to have much more to say about it in a whole Luminary-focused post, once I remember to upload those photos and stop being lazy.)

What’s making you happy today?

I do so hope at least one of you answers with sea turtles,



Equally Awkward Reads

* If There Were More Skulls, The World Would Be A Happier Place

* Please, Sir, May I Have S’Mores?

* Dogs, Mustaches, & Murder


p.s. Guys? I totally forgot to include the cauliflower in this post. I am the laziest, and the worst, of bloggers. Please enjoy:

No day is so bad it can't be improved with some cauliflower.

{ 31 comments… add one }

  • Sarah December 4, 2012, 10:44 am

    Whatcha painting?

  • John (Daddy Runs a Lot) December 4, 2012, 11:34 am

    Painting makes me very, very sad . . . it’s horrible.

    That Indian buffet looks amazing.

    Hooray for full points.

    • Megan December 4, 2012, 12:26 pm

      Painting is full of the sad. And the disappointing. And the exhaustion. But I love painted rooms. And so I persevere.

  • Classic NYer December 4, 2012, 11:44 am

    I have two comments.

    1. I’m a little disappointed by the lack of cauliflower in this post. I mean, you get me all hyped up for little white sprouty vegetables that look like broccoli but taste much much better and then, nothing.

    2. I’m wondering if the awesome green-clad tits came with the Indian buffet, or if you had to bring them separately?

    • Megan December 4, 2012, 12:25 pm

      1. HOW DID I FORGET THE CAULIFLOWER? That’s just embarrassing.

      2. Sadly, Skye was already mine, so you’ll have to provide your own.

      • Classic NYer December 4, 2012, 4:46 pm

        1. Thanks for the edit. I feel better already. Mmmm… cauliflower…

        2. Oh, and I’m totally cool with a BYOTitties restaurant. I frequent them, in fact.

  • Skye December 4, 2012, 12:13 pm

    Can your hair please give a pep talk to my hair? I’ve never in my life had a day 2 hairdo.

    • Megan December 4, 2012, 12:23 pm

      It’s done with the secret of not brushing your hair at all. Or washing it. Really, just be lazier than you could conceive of, and it’ll work out.

      • Skye December 4, 2012, 12:25 pm

        I’m so envious because that definitely does not work for my hair. 🙁

  • Nicole Boyhouse December 4, 2012, 12:18 pm

    Hum. Sea turtles weren’t really on the top of my list. CHRISTMAS IS! The festivity of the holiday season. Also I’m done all my shopping – have been for weeks – and so I don’t have to face the soul-destroying machine that is the mall and the mall parking lot.

  • debby 'baro December 4, 2012, 2:08 pm

    Wow! So you actually painted and also had such a delicious-looking Indian delicacy all alone? I thought you shld have shown a full picture of your hair. Thanks for not disappointing people like meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  • Keith December 4, 2012, 3:34 pm

    I discovered some new fascinating things to read on the Internet rather than doing work. So, that part of my day has made me happy.

  • Karen Peterson December 4, 2012, 3:48 pm

    This post reminded me that I really need to get some Indian food soon. It’s been awhile and I want some.

    • Megan December 4, 2012, 4:19 pm

      Now is always the right time for Indian food!

  • Mindee@ourfrontdoor December 4, 2012, 6:34 pm

    Wait? You painted and we don’t get to see the finished product? No fair!

    • Megan December 5, 2012, 9:48 am

      Oh, Mindee. If there was a finished product? I would show it to you.

  • Lisa @ Blithe Moments December 4, 2012, 8:41 pm

    I painted my house 3 years ago. It still makes me happy to look at my lovely cream walls, such an improvement on the pink. But it makes me sad that there are still two pink rooms, the lesson is don’t stop, you can’t assume you will get to it, because the reality is you won’t and you will be left with two random pink rooms.

    Good luck.

    • Megan December 5, 2012, 9:49 am

      That’s my philosophy! I’m trying really, really hard to paint absolutely everything now, ’cause I know I’m far too lazy to ever come back to it!

  • stephanie December 4, 2012, 9:14 pm

    now I want Indian food AND cauliflower. no pics of the awesome do?

    • Megan December 5, 2012, 9:49 am

      I forgot to photograph it! Just one of those everyday tragedies! And you should have both, they’re quite delicious.

  • Kari @ bite-sized thoughts December 4, 2012, 9:39 pm

    I was starting to get a little worried about the cauliflower. Thank goodness it appeared in the end.

    I never style my hair – well, once a year maybe – so definitely appreciate your joy on that. And I’ll let you in on a secret (that now isn’t one): sometimes I even stretch mine out to 3 days. I know. Crazy!

    • Megan December 5, 2012, 9:51 am

      Cauliflower always comes through for you at the end.

      And I definitely stretch mine out as long as humanly possible. It’s one of my many lazy gifts!

  • LDiggitty December 4, 2012, 10:47 pm

    Painting sucks. But the good news is: I did such a terrible job of it in my bedroom that now my husband insists on doing all painting projects… SO I NEVER HAVE TO PAINT AGAIN!

    Pancakes = amazing. Perkins = the devil (I waitressed there for an entire month. NEVER AGAIN).

    Cauliflower = amazing. Have you tried mashing it like mashed potatoes? Same flavor, different consistency.

    Indian food = amazing. Now I need some, but it’s too late in the evening for our local restaurant to be open. I guess I’ll just eat this Twinkie instead…

    • Megan December 5, 2012, 9:52 am

      Ugh, I need a husband. Or just a random person who’ll stop by and do all my painting. And I’ve heard delicious things about mashed cauliflower but haven’t tried it, will have to put it on my to-do list!

  • Christina December 5, 2012, 1:09 am

    You said it so well elsewhere too…”happy is awesome.” 😉
    I like this post a lot. A peek into your life, and it’s a great life. Even with the painting. Kind of like labor, you know? You have to go through this really hard part, but it’s sooo worth it!
    Did I really just compare painting to labor? Yes. Yes, I did.

  • Laetitia December 5, 2012, 6:47 am

    Here is your sea turtles answer! Over the past four days my two year old and I have been sick, which directly resulted in Finding Nemo being played on repeat all day long. I now know everything they will say. And my favourite part are the sea turtles. They are just so cuuute!
    I wish you would have shown us a picture of your second day hairdo!

    • Megan December 5, 2012, 9:55 am

      I adore Crush! And his son, whose name I sadly do not remember. Now I have an overwhelming urge to watch that movie – I must figure out a way to have it playing while I paint!

      • Laetitia December 5, 2012, 1:12 pm

        His sons name is squirt! At least I think so. I tend to get names wrong. So its either squirt or squirl 😀 They are my favourite caracters!

  • Kimberly December 5, 2012, 1:05 pm

    Now i went and ruined it by reading the next post first.
    I came for the cauliflower.
    I was impressed.

  • spilledinkguy December 6, 2012, 9:09 am

    Would it be embarrassing to admit I constructed a pair of makeshift numb-chucks from hair rollers when I was a kid?
    Okay. Then I won’t admit that.
    I’ll just shut-up and eat my cauliflower now.

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