Dirt Cheap

Remember in the 80’s when Oprah Winfrey achieved fame and glory?!  Why did she EVER think shoulder pads were slenderizing?  That is a total mystery to me.  Because they WEREN’T!  Ever.  Slenderizing that is – whether you were slender or not.

And I can talk this way about Oprah and her shoulder pads (and her slenderizing) because she and I have a unique relationship.  In fact, I have a special nickname for her: Oh-ps (like Ops, as in Special Ops, but instead of a short ‘O’ it’s a LONG ‘O.’  Special Oh-ps.)  And she calls me nothing at all.  Because she has no idea who I am.

Even so, I remember something she said back when she was first achieving BigDipperillionaire status, “Do what you love and the money will follow.”

Sound advice even if the fashion choices were a bit…er…questionable.

Flash forward to present day.  There’s this thing I “do” now called being a stay at home mom.  I love it and all….but it involves an inordinate amount of housework for some reason. 

So when I first started the job, a dear friend gave me some sound advice about the housework.  And no, it was a DIFFERENT friend, not Oh-ps.  Because Oh-ps doesn’t clean her own house.  And we stopped being that great a’ friends once she started complaining about how her ironed bedsheets lose their “crispness” after being on the bed two days, so she has her housekeeper change them that frequently.  Yeah.  We stopped being good pal-sies right about then.  The advice I received was [in the form of a question for Mr. Trebek’s benefit] why clean the entire house all at once when you can clean it a lil’ bit at a time? 

Why, indeed?? 

So I’ve taken this advice to heart, which means that my house is never entirely clean.  All at one time.  It’s only clean in some constantly moving quadrant area.  Like the upstairs.  As of today. 

I cleaned the upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms today.  And look what I found on my daughter’s bureau!

And there we have it.  Do what you love, and the money will follow. 

Afterall, Oh-ps never did say what KIND of money would follow.  Just that THE MONEY would follow.  It was my dumba$$ fault for assuming it would be BigDipperillionaire money.  Because at the end of the day, no matter who changes your sheets or how frequently they do so, two crumpled ones and three pennies is still…technically…money.    

And now?  For some strange reason I feel an 80’s song comin’ on!  Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap.
Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap.  Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap.  Dirty deeds and they’re done dirt cheap.  Dirty deeds and they’re done DIRT CHEAP!

*Yes, that WAS “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” from the AC/DC album of the same name released in the United States on March 27, 1981.  This game called “an 80’s song for every moment in life” that we play is so much fun.  I did it.  And I love it.  I’ll expect THE EVERLOVIN’ MONEY for it shortly.