Little Ms. Polymath

aka the know-it-all

brain rot. April 29, 2010

Yes, I watch the Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Fresh Meat II. I love the Housewives of New York (is Jill crazy this season or WHAT?) and New Jersey, though I’ve never watched the CA or GA editions (I have SOME standards). Every week I look forward to Survivor and the Amazing Race and I absolutely adore Top Chef.

It’s embarrassing how much I like reality TV. We have definitely survived a long-term relationship that began the summer after my junior year of high school when MTV started airing the original Real World.  Who wants to listen to a little of Kevin Powell’s spoken word? How about some Reigndance?

Anyway, it’s been a long and rocky road. I’ve got my shame (Temptation Island, anyone?) and there are times when we’ve definitely disagreed (I’ve yet to watch an episode of the Bachelor or Dancing with the Stars – thank God for The Soup!), yet we’ve always come out stronger than before.

And before you get too high and mighty, note that I read several books a month and spend my weekends saving disabled babies from sharks. Okay, well, not the second one.  But I promise despite my reality viewing habits I still have a smidgen of cultural sophistication, I’m just keeping it on the down low for now, in case anyone’s watching.

These skanky broads are one of the best freakshows around. I can't stay away from their table-flipping, boob-enhancing drama.


who's in the house? April 28, 2010

Filed under: this week I really love.... — mspolymath @ 4:43 pm
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Annette clued me in to this hilarious video of a woman discussing the joys of unicorns and rapping after having her wisdpm teeth removed. Classic.


relax. April 27, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized,unemployment diary — mspolymath @ 10:11 am

I’m working on the breathing and the living in the moment crap. I like control and lists and plans and more control. Sadly, life doesn’t work that way. I’ve found my attempts at dictatorship are limited to myself and occasionally small children, though they always revolt sooner than later. And the things I can control aren’t really things I want to control, like my diet or my attitude. I much prefer to give in to whims and temper when it comes to my attitude.  Sometimes I feel like my foundation is crumbling, but I promise I’m working on the breathing.


detox. April 26, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized,unemployment diary — mspolymath @ 11:59 am

As you may recall, I gave up meats and sweets over the Lenten season. While I didn’t see any weight loss thanks to the experiment, it was a good lesson in deprivation and taught me I am very much a carnivore, though I don’t eat as much meat now as I did prior to Lent.

I can’t say the same about sugar, though. Once the Lenten restrictions lifted, I started going after sugar like Augustus Gloop in Wonka’s factory. I became insatiable for chocolate, cake, ice cream and cookies. It was bad. Three or so days after Easter, not only was I few pounds heavier, but I also noticed a fresh crop of nasty pimple had arrived. During my sweets exile, my skin cleared up noticeably. I chalked this up to improved use of the topical treatments my dermatologist gave me.

Nope. It appears the latest chapter in my lifelong struggle with acne is influenced by my sugar (and probably other refined goods) intake. So today is the dawning of a new period in my life. Not only do I want to return to the almost-clear skin I had just a month ago, but I also need to drop weight. A lot of weight. Story of my life.

But anyway, I’ve started out on a nutrition journey that leaves no room for sweets. No cake, no pie, no cookies. I’ll miss you, dear friends, but my face won’t, and neither will my ass.

My latest alter ego. I should have tried smearing chocolate on my face to cover up the zits!


twirl 4/22. April 21, 2010

Filed under: this week I really love.... — mspolymath @ 9:04 am

I love this sentiment.


sometimes you break a finger on the upper hand. April 20, 2010

Filed under: unemployment diary — mspolymath @ 11:29 am

It’s so good to drive around listening to Them Crooked Vultures, sunroof and windows open and the stereo blasting. A traditional job with a traditional benefits package and a guaranteed paycheck might be nice, but on days like today when I’m in charge and I’m earning money on my own schedule…unbeatable. Thank you COBRA. Thank you internet. Life is good.

When is it NOT the season to be sensual? Also, what exactly is this ad selling?


market. April 19, 2010

Filed under: celebrate — mspolymath @ 11:28 am

Last Saturday was opening day for the Dane County Farmers’ Market, and now my egg man and I are together again, at least through December.