My rich interior life.
"I want to dance with some bunny, with some bunny who loves me!"
I started a new instagram account with bunnies and song lyrics, so I’ve got that going for me which is nice.

"I want to dance with some bunny, with some bunny who loves me!"

I started a new instagram account with bunnies and song lyrics, so I’ve got that going for me which is nice.

5 Hobby Lobby Products to Which I Have Moral Objections

Marni’s World:
Five Hobby Lobby Products to Which I Have Moral Objections
1. Any Doll Making Supplies: Only God can create man in his own image, and only God can outfit his creations in natty gingham outfits. To promote this voodoo is blasphemous. 
2. Feather Boas: I don’t know what is worse, that this item promotes the gay agenda, or that it turns our daughters into common jezebels!
3. Iron On Gems: See above
4. The Southwest Mania Stencil: These are images of pagan gods! If you want to pray to a TURTLE than get out of America! 
5. Patchouli Candle Oil: Can’t fool me, Patchouli is what liberals use to cover up the reek of marijuana smoke! What’s next? Giving our children cocaine in their lunch boxes?

Real World:
I don’t care what tacky crap you buy, it’s your choice, right?
Really I just have a moral objection to today’s SCOTUS decision that for-profit businesses can cite “religious objections” in order to opt out of  providing free contraceptive coverage for their employees. Oh and this

New Words for Modern Life, Volume 1:

Marni’s World:

Mutualosity- The self affirming joy you feel when you find out someone hates the same person you do.
Example: “When I saw Ed roll his eyes at Christina’s drunken antics, I knew we shared some major mutualosity towards her.”
DejaPoo- The experience of walking into a bathroom that someone else has already stunk up, and the anxiety that when you leave, the next person will attribute the smell to you.
Example: “I swear there was a dejapoo situation when I walked in there, all I did was pee!”
FacePsalm-The immediate feeling of displeasure following the sighting of a religious social media post or #blessed.
Example: ”Did you see when she put a bible verse next to the news about the Yankee’s win? I did a major FacePsalm.”
Out-Gooped- Being one upped by someone in the competition for healthiest lifestyle.
Example: “Jennifer out-gooped Ronald’s paleo lifestyle when she told him that she didn’t eat, she just photosynthesized.”
Carbovation- A new invention in pastries, such as the cronut or the flagel.
Example: “Scientists made a major carbovation yesterday with the discovery of the Muffgette, a muffin baguette hybrid.”
Ralphie- A self portrait (usually someone you dislike, or a smug couple) that gives you a sudden and intense urge to vomit.
Example: “Did you see Frank’s ralphie? Seriously, I GET that you’re at SXSW already.”
Shpringtime-A day with ideal temperature and sunlight levels which allows you to wear shorts and a long sleeve top and feel supremely at ease.
Example: "I can’t wait for it to be Shpringtime, so I can drink an ice coffee and wear a cardigan at the same time."
Real World:

You know how the Germans seem to have a bunch of awesome words that easily express things that it takes us anglophones a whole sentence to say? Like schadenfreude, which means taking pleasure from someone else’s pain?

Well, America is the best country in the world gosh darn it, and if we want to stay competitive, we’ve got to work on making the English language ready for the demands of the 21st century.  I’m leading the charge. You’re welcome.

Bringing this back from the archives. Happy Valentine’s Day, ya cheeseheads.


Marni’s World:

What with Valentine’s Day right around the corner and all, I was inspired by the romance of the holiday to create a series of Valentine’s Day cards. I thought, what is the most romantic thing in the world? And then it came to me; Cheese.

Share these with your nearest and dearest, so they know how much they (and fermented dairy products) mean to you.

Unicorgi with your nose so bright, won’t you guide us to cocktails tonight?
Happy Holidays from Marni’s World!

Unicorgi with your nose so bright, won’t you guide us to cocktails tonight?

Happy Holidays from Marni’s World!

So…winter is here.

So…winter is here.


Marni’s World:
Years ago, way before your bubbe met your grandpa, a bunch of meshengeners schlepped all the way across the ocean. Oy, it was a cold and long journey, they were covered in shmutz and the kevetching didn’t stop till they reached America. Now as I said, this was a very long time ago, so even though they were starving, there wasn’t a decent diner anywhere! There was bupke! What did a pilgrim have to do to get a little nosh? “I’ll just sit here and starve to death,” they thought, “no, no don’t get just bagels on account of me!”
Luckily, some of the pilgrims with a bit more chutzpah shmoozed these nice Indians they met. They broke the ice by passing around pictures of their grandsons and the Indians agreed that they really did have shayna punams. Once that was settled, these menches invited the pilgrims over for dinner and some kibbitzing. They all sat their tuches down together for a lovely meal. Everyone pretended it was kosher.
And that’s the whole speil.
The end.

Real World:
Happy Thanksgivingukkah!

Happiest birthday to the best neighbear a girl could have!

Happiest birthday to the best neighbear a girl could have!

If you need me, I’ll be…

Marni’s World:

Now that the thermometer has dropped below 35 degrees, you may not find me in my usual spots. I know my absence may be alarming to some, but I don’t want to cause anyone undue worry. If you need me, I’ll most likely be in one of the following places:

Most Likely: 
-In my bed
-In my bed, under one blanket
-In my bed, under two blankets
-Deep, deep in my bed under a mountain of blankets
-On the couch, in sweatpants
-On the couch, in a flannel onesie
-Next to the radiator

Somewhat Likely: 
-In a bar with a fireplace, next to the fireplace
-A restaurant with a heat source located directly in my table (such as hibachi or fondue)
-In a car, with the butt warmer fired up

Best Case: 
-A tropical destination, far far away from this horrid season.

Real World:

I hate winter. I’m not coming out till Spring.

PS A big hello to my newest reader, Sam! Hi there!

Initial Impressions of Things That I Wish Were True

1. Paleo Diet

Initial Impression:
I initially was super on board with this, because I figured I would get to eat dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets, giant turkey legs on the bone, and those “cups of dirt” which are basically chocolate pudding with crushed up Oreos on top.

Found Out:
You basically eat steak and grass. Oreos are apparently not an approved part of this diet. PASS.

2.  Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust

Initial Impression:
I thought this was a book about madelines, those delicious honey sponge cake treats which come in an adorable seashell shape. I thought maybe there was a swan involved too. Maybe it was about a swan who was an excellent baker and his speciality was madelines? And people wouldn’t eat them at first because he was a bird, but just because he was a bird, didn’t mean he wasn’t a great chef? Basically I thought this was Ratatouille with birds.

Found Out:
This is the just one of a seven volume series, but unlike Harry Potter, has zero horcruxes or a plot. Meh.

3.  Cronut

Initial Impression:
Based on the hype, I believed a Cronut to be not a cross between a croissant and a donut, but instead a hybrid of the Holy Grail and Dark Magic. I thought upon a single bite, my eyes would turn into cartoon hearts and my feet would lift slightly off the ground and everything around me would turn to technicolor, like Dorothy landing in Oz for the first time. I was inclined to believe I might burst into song.

Found Out:
It’s a good donut, but still, at the end of the day, a donut. 


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