Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Delurking, Pimping, Oversexed and a World without Sephora.

First, courtesy of the brilliantly funny and ravishingly beautiful Statia*, let me remind you that it's delurking week.

If you come by often (or if this is even your first time) feel free to stop by in the comments and say hi. Tell me about yourself. What to say, you may ask. Who cares. Tell me what you like, what irritates you... prattle on about what you had for breakfast if there's nothing else to say. Or just say "hi."

I remember when I was first blogging that it was so wonderful when I would get the odd comment. It was a giant relief to know that someone "got it" or at least was taking time to read. I promise, I don't bite... well, not very hard, unless you're into that kind of thing.

*Ahem, where was I* oh. right.

Next item on the agenda: Pimping. If you've got a blog (and even if I know about it, please pimp yourself out in the comments). There are a lot of relative newcomers that I am just now getting to know, and I love to support as many people as I can. So your blog's not about infertility? Believe it or not, I do have interests other than trying to get knocked up. And, I am actually going to try to update my blogroll aside from just the link to the giant blogroll. I know, I know... the four horsemen can't be too far behind right?

And feel free to place your pin on the guestmap. Link is to the right.

Ahh, that brings me now to the delicate topic of ... oversexed. I am now officially tired of sex, which is sad. Michael's quite uh, adept at meeting my needs, but this every day sometimes mutliple times a day business this week has left me tired of the entire process. Exhausted even - and slightly chafed and bowlegged. This was fine and dandy when we were dating or even the first year we were married - but we've been together too long for it now and I have to say that this morning was while, um, fulfilling there were undercurrents of bitterness on both of our parts. Again? Do we have to? He told me that if I was expecting it anymore this week I'd better come home with an Rx from the RE.

*Now about Statia.

Aside from being sickeningly beautiful and sweet, and quite funny - she's one of the nicest people you'll ever meet (except that I haven't exactly, but anyway... trust me on this). We were chatting a few weeks ago and I was bitching that I had just dropped my compact and my pressed powder had shattered into well, powder and dusted my entryway with what looked like anthrax (yeah, I'm that ghostly white). The only place I've been able to find a powder that doesn't irritate my skin or make me look like a geisha is at Sephora, which I don't have access to anymore because I LIVE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WILDERNESS FAR FAR FROM CIVILIZATION (or at least from Sephora). The particular shade I have is of course discontinued, or "temporarily out of stock" as they like to cheekily say online. I was beyond delighted when a week later I opened my mail to find a package from her and inside the bubblewrap I found a brand new compact. She had to go to three Sephoras to find one...

She's a gem. An absolute gem.

46 Comments:

At 12:52 PM, Blogger Beagle said...

Let me be the first to comment on this post.

Hello!

I have recently advanced from perpetual lurker to rookie blogger. So, how fun to find out there is such a thing as delurking! And to think that I have unknowingly done it (I think I have done it anyway, delurking is not in my dictionary.) Come to think of it blogging is not in my dictionary either. Maybe I should get a new dictionary.

Anyway . . . have a great day!

 
At 12:59 PM, Blogger julia said...

I didn't know there was an official de-lurking week. I can't de-lurk since I've posted here before, but I'll still say hi.

And for a brief, heart-stopping moment, I thought you were going to say that Sephora had shut down and I was about to go have a little breakdown, because I don't think I could take that AND my favourite bookshop in all the world shutting down in the same week. My brain would implode.

 
At 12:59 PM, Blogger Irina Tsukerman said...

Hi,
Well, I believe I commented once or twice before... but since then, for some reason gone underground. I guess it's time to return. : )

LOL, guess there's nothing like an opportunity to pimp myself!

 
At 1:15 PM, Anonymous mm said...

Hi-
I can't delurk since I comment here regularly, so I'll just pimp myself out. A world without Sephora?! I don't know how you do it. But they do have a great website, right? And there's always the bliss site/catalog, which carries tons of brands: blissworld.com.

 
At 1:35 PM, Anonymous Jenn said...

I've never actually been in a Sephora. I'm not even 100% sure what kind of store it is.

*hangs head in shame*

 
At 2:17 PM, Blogger Dream Mommy said...

hello.

Come visit when you get time. I just got a foreign exchange student, so I won't be whining about infertilty all the time now (just most of the time)
Lisa

 
At 2:55 PM, Blogger Fraulein N said...

Happy De-Lurking Week!

 
At 3:10 PM, Blogger Stephanie G said...

Happy Wednesday!!!! I'm so hoping that you're knocked up! :-)

 
At 5:16 PM, Anonymous Lori said...

Like Jenn, I must be missing out since I haven't been in a Sephora either. Adding it to the list of things to do though.
As for the oversexed part, I have to say I think I can only take it for about 4 days in a row. As fun as it is, my girlie bits just start to hurt no matter how good it is.

 
At 5:51 PM, Blogger Vacant Uterus said...

I've been out and about on your blog, so I'm just putting this comment under the "Pimping Out" section. Click on me! Click on me!

BTW, April rocks for those who are new. Even if her compact contains antrhax.

 
At 6:31 PM, Blogger Cricket said...

True to form, I fell for the pimping and sex hook. Rx from RE, hahaha.

 
At 7:26 PM, Blogger P. said...

Hello,

I never comment, b/c I never feel like I have anything of consequence to say. I'm infertile, and this has thrown me into the world of bloggers.

Anyhow, hello, it's nice to read your story.

 
At 7:48 PM, Blogger Just another Jenny said...

Hi April - you stopped by my blog today and commented - I am one of those new bloggers who is so grateful to get a comment and know tht somebody is out there reading - THANK YOU!.
I'd love it you would add my site to your list of blogs. I start my first IVF this spring.
I hope this IUI works and that you don't have to join me on the IVF roller coaster - I'll be checking to see how you make out. I added your link to my page - I have just starting to build some IF links.

 
At 9:42 PM, Anonymous Emily said...

Delurking here.

I come here about once a week to see how you're doing, but I've never commented. We're the same age, but I just started law school in August. Thanks for your blog and good luck with the IUI.

 
At 10:37 PM, Blogger Donna said...

Just pimpin', since I'm a regular customer at UCC. Sorry about the chafing and the bow-leggedness, I can't imagine multiple times a day for several days a week, ack! And, I've had the extreme good fortune to actually meet Statia, and she does indeed, rock.

 
At 10:55 PM, Blogger PortLairge said...

I tell my husband that it's gong to have to be a pump and run because I really can't be bothered. I love this de-lurking week. I've commented here before but am happy to do so again.We call chaffing "ire" where I come from. It's such a good name for it.

 
At 11:27 PM, Anonymous statia said...

Awww. I feel so loved.

Oh and I like it when you bite hard.

 
At 1:01 AM, Blogger daysgoby said...

Hi April!

I found you through a comment you made on another blog - I'm glad I did!

 
At 5:23 AM, Blogger ankaisa said...

It has been a while, but I seem to remember commenting... a long time ago. But I have to admit, I'm really bad in commenting these days. So I'll just say Hi!

 
At 6:50 AM, Anonymous B said...

Saying hi! I've posted before, though. But, you knew that (at least I think you did.)

 
At 7:45 AM, Blogger Larisa said...

I've definitely posted before, though I've been a self-centered girl as of late.

I adore your blog - you write so beautifully.

I've been in Sephora, but I've never bought anything there. My sister, on the other hand, is out of control.

 
At 8:38 AM, Blogger Sunny Jenny said...

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At 8:44 AM, Blogger Sunny Jenny said...

Oh yeah I forgot to pimp my blog! here it is http://mystrugglewithinfertility.blogspot.com/

Thanks!

 
At 9:07 AM, Blogger Ali said...

first time here.
will most definitely be back :)

 
At 9:27 AM, Anonymous Dooneybug said...

Hi April! Just stopping by to say hi!

 
At 9:51 AM, Blogger Sheryl said...

G'mornin' April! I don't comment as much as I should... but just so you know... I'm always here!!

 
At 10:00 AM, Anonymous joie said...

This is my first visit, but I thought I would just start off on the right foot! No lurking. Hello!

 
At 10:07 AM, Anonymous Molly said...

Wow, look at you all popular and everything!

I like that you have flowers on your map. Makes it look like you have friends sprouting up all over!

 
At 11:00 AM, Anonymous Erin said...

Oh, pick me! Pick me!

It's nice to know there is someone else out there as pasty-white as I am. Not that that's a bad thing.

 
At 12:13 PM, Blogger Blue said...

Not exactly a lurker but I do admit to reading more than I comment.

Pimpin' = www.navyblueelephanttrunks.blogspot.com

 
At 12:40 PM, Blogger deanna said...

Geez, I missed blog-checking for a few days and suddenly people are falling into houses and all sorts of things! I'm SO, SO happy for you!! What a wonderful gift, and a harbinger of the good things to come. Waiting out your 2WW with suspended breath!

 
At 12:52 PM, Blogger MsPrufrock said...

Help! Will my comment be seen amongst the 8000 comments for this post?

No matter, I'm only going to mention my odd fascination with pimpin', evident in one of my posts entitled, "Pimps Up, Ho's Down". The grammar of that bothers me, but I don't know how to rectify it.

Anyway, cheers for using the word "chafed". I'm simultaneously repulsed and delighted.

 
At 4:40 PM, Anonymous Alexa said...

Not a lurker, just very, very jealous of the amount of sex you are getting.
I feel faint reading about all these people who have never experienced the joy of Sephora: if you order something from them online they will send you a bunch of free samples, too.
I will be checking back frequently for news...

 
At 6:13 PM, Anonymous Jen said...

Hi! I don't think I have introduced myself before. I really like your blog, it makes me laugh out loud, and a few times, it has welled me up. Infertility is so much easier to bear when you know you are not alone.

Jen

 
At 6:50 PM, Blogger Kellie said...

I don't think I've intro'd myself. I'm new to the blogosphere. I'm 42 and undergoing a donor egg cycle currently.

Out of lurkdom!

 
At 9:39 PM, Blogger twirl said...

What? You don't enjoy being chafed and bowlegged? Good luck with that!

 
At 11:47 PM, Blogger wavybrains said...

I'm frequent lurker, don't think I've commented before. I'm also 26 and a lawyer who's orginally from the midwest. Same law school?? Acck? :) :)

 
At 12:36 AM, Blogger kati said...

That's so funny! I just published my very first entry (and already feel like I need to delete it right away :))

Never commented before, but I couldn't resist this time.

 
At 9:23 AM, Blogger Millie said...

Since I'm here often I guess I'm just pimpin'.

Wishing you all the luck with your iui.

Statia is all the things you said and more. I'm lucky enough to have dined with her.

 
At 12:07 PM, Blogger Lola said...

Hi, I'm Lola, first time commenter, long time lurker. Actually, that's a total lie. I've commented before, but that didn't sound as amusing as I imagined my first sentence would be. Yeah...

I've been blogging for a bit at http://lolabadeggs.blogspot.com.

I haev been known to spend obscene amounts of money at Sephora when I go to NYC. It is the crack cocaine of the cosmetic world.

 
At 2:01 PM, Blogger Sandy said...

I'm a long time fan as well but infrequent commenter. Must be why I get so few comments myself! I should try this delurking thing ... and since I live in the middle of Upper Nowhere, Nova Scotia, I've never heard of Sephora either.

 
At 3:28 PM, Blogger Em said...

De-lurking week has been a success! 41 comments! I have spent up at Sephora when I have been in NYC and Paris. It is awesome.

 
At 7:22 PM, Blogger Liz said...

I've commented on your blog a few times so I guess I'm pimping.

Love Sephora and glad that I have access to several.

 
At 9:53 PM, Blogger Robber Barren said...

I'm pretty sure I've commented before on your blog, but just in case I haven't....hi!

And, please, allow me to whore out Ovaries On Strike

 
At 12:55 AM, Blogger Avonlea said...

As a Sephora whore, (really sensitive skin and hair) I can tell you - don't fear - they're online!! Free shipping if you spend over $75.00 - which unfortunately isn't hard to do.

I haven't checked in on you in a while - fellow infertile lawyers guild member.

So far as the scheduled sex - at least you're not at the just put in and do it stage - I remember telling my husband to get it up himself and I'd wait... sure, I'd lend a helping hand eventually, but then it's was like, aren't you done yet? Ahh, the joys of sex...

 
At 11:51 AM, Anonymous Nancy said...

De-lurking again! :)
I couldn't live without Sephora. Don't worry about being so white - I am too and damn it's hard to find the right powder!
I was so happy to read about your upcoming new home and your MIL's generosity. Good things happen to good people, and hopefully soon you can give her (and all of us) some very good news.

 

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