Friday, March 10, 2023

7 Quick Takes about Out of Order Sinks, What Is Going On with Jeans, and the Problem with Phone Filters

It's 7 Quick Takes Friday! How was your week?


The drain in the bathroom sink in the kids' bathroom had been draining slower and slower lately, which I kept meaning to bring up with Phillip (our resident taking-care-of-icky-stuff guy) and forgetting.

Luckily, one day I went it to see that the sink had been covered with Saran wrap that had the words "OUT OF ORDER" written on it, which I took to mean that Phillip intended to take care of it as soon as he had the time and he wanted the kids not to use the sink and flood the bathroom in the meantime.

Several days later, I found out that the OUT OF ORDER sign was the 11-year-old's doing and Phillip never had any idea there was anything wrong with the sink.


Every time I go clothes shopping, I learn something new. Probably because I don't go clothes shopping very often.

This time, I brought my daughter to the mall and discovered that 1990 is alive and well in the junior's department:

I haven't seen a pair of low rise or bootcut pants since 2005.

I saw so many buttcracks in the '90s. I'm not sure I'm ready.


However, there appears to be a bizarre branching of the multiverse going on in, because I also saw these jeans being advertised simultaneously (in a different store, but on the same day):

Coming soon: Armpit jeans! Shoulder pad jeans!

My kids once showed me this Studio C video and I thought it was dumb, but now it's looking more and more like what I'm actually seeing with my own eyes:


One last interesting thing I saw while shopping was these mannequins at Forever 21:

The hair. Why?

The bangs are getting freakishly long and the jeans are getting freakishly high. What will happen to us as a society when when the two finally meet? 


My daughter's friend went to see Phantom of the Opera on Broadway and came back raving about it, so my daughter wanted to see what all the fuss was about.

Broadway is a little out of our depth right now, but I checked out the 2004 movie version from the public library and we watched that together. I always like introducing movies I know to my kids for the first time and seeing it through their eyes. 

As I popped the DVD into the player, I asked, "Do you remember Edward and Bella from Twilight?"

"Ugh, yes," she rolled her eyes. She can't stand their toxic, creepy relationship.

"Well... buckle up," I told her.


My kids were playing with my phone, taking pictures of each other and putting funny filters on them. They showed me one particularly hilarious picture that I just had to show Phillip.

Only he was in the shower at the moment, so I went into the bathroom and said "Hey, look at this" and held the phone up over the shower curtain so he could see it. 

"Gah!" he yelled. "What are you doing??"

Apparently, the phone had gone out of gallery mode and back into camera mode with the filter on, so when Phillip looked at the phone it wasn't the funny picture of my son I'd intended to show him. He saw himself in his birthday suit, but with angel wings and a halo.


To be honest, it's been hard to find 7 things to talk about this week, because it's been a pretty low-energy week. I've just been tired lately.

So how about a YouTube video to finish off this installment of 7QT? 

There, now you get a funny video and I get to say that the time I spent vegging out this week was simply research for my blog. Win-win.

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1 comment:

PurpleSlob said...

#6, I hate when that happens!