Friday Flotsam

Frrrrrrrrrrri think we’re officially past the snow days! Possibly. Maybe?

Okay, you guys. I heard an ad for VRBO the other day during one of my podcasts, and the girl pronounced it like VERBO. Not V R B O. Not the letters all in the row, but like VERB plus O.

Hahahahah! WHAT? I never knew it was pronounced that way and now I feel super weird inside. Why does that sound so strange? VERBO. If it’s going to be pronounced that way they could at least spell it like Verbeaux. Give it some panache! (<–Anna, see what I did there?)

Verbo. That is just odd. I needed to be at that meeting.

Also that’s the little touch lamp I linked in Stories a while back and you all went bananas. If you missed it then, there it is again!

I have a question about Temu. Have any of you ever used it? Is it Amazon, but . . . not? Because there have been many, many times I’ve scoured Pinterest for whatever this or whatever that and I’ll see something very cute, and it’s from Temu. But when I click on Temu it’s like this jank site with a spinning wheel in the middle and it stays there until you do something. I don’t get it! Can someone explain if the site is a prank? Is it legit? Why the spinning wheel? I feel like an 85 year-old right.

Also I’ve been listening to a lot of scammer podcasts and I trust basically nothing but a dust mote. If that.

Do you Temu? Is it worth it? Do you actually get past the spinning wheel? Pray tell.

Thing is, I’m looking for teeny remote shelf lighting but all the puck lights on Amazon are way too big and I need something chic and delicate. You know how I get in January. Give all me the little jushing projects!

Like this weekend I’m comparing various brass light switch covers for the kitchen. I’ll keep you posted.

I know you’re on the edge of your frickin’ seat.

Also, I suggest not looking at yourself in a drive-through bank mirror. Just avoid that as best you can.

Okay, am I the only one who truly believed that Jeremy Allen White was Gene Wilder’s grandson? I was this week old when I found out that HE IS NOT RELATED TO GENE. Like not at all! How….how is that not possible. It’s too bad Jeremy is hard on the eyes.

And yes, I need to watch The Bear. I know. I hear it’s fabulous. Maybe I’ll slide it into my winter viewing schedule once we finish season one of Only Murders in the Building. (yes we’re only on season one. try not to hate me.)

I need low-investment shows, man! Like 20 minutes per episode, eight episodes, three seasons tops. That’s it. That’s all I can do. Fleabag style! Is The Bear like that?

I GUESS I’ll have to watch Jeremy Allen White. And yes, I’ve seen his Calvin Klein ad only 13 trillion times.

See, if Temu had JAW’s face in that spinning wheel thingy, I’d have purchased half the site by now.

I really needed to be in that meeting.

Weekend plans?

It’s another brutally cold one. But this is it. Come Sunday we’re back to non-cursing temperatures and I just may cry.

I have some kitchen drawers to deep clean today, some cilantro lime shrimp to shoot, two Variety Show practices (we’re ten weeks out!), a podcast to finish, a book to make progress with, some Only Murders in the Building to watch, and the Chiefs game on Sunday. Which . . . let’s take a poll. Is this IT? Or do you think we’ll win?

From this weeeeek::: Broiled Salmon and Broccoli Bowls! Nutritious and delightful. And the video! Also we have Rigatoni with Slow-Roasted Tomatoes. To DIE for. And here’s that video, too.

Okay: Temu. Jank or legit?

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22 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Susan January 19, 2024 at 8:25 am #
    My coworker orders stuff off of Temu alllllllllll the time. It sometimes takes forever to arrive, and some of it is janky, but he says most of it is pretty good, especially when everything is like $4.99🤷🏻‍♀️
  2. Stacy January 19, 2024 at 8:47 am #
    I have not read a blog in years. I guess now is the time to start up again. Thank you. I have not used Temu. I saw some stories of people using it and getting their bank accounts hacked. So I guess I will just pay Amazon prices. Ha It is all very tempting. We are ready for warmer temperatures next week here in Tennessee too. Stay warm
  3. Stephanie January 19, 2024 at 9:50 am #
    Temu is absolutely worth it! The website is very annoying but it is very inexpensive and if you pay attention to the reviews, size charts, and item descriptions you should be able to avoid oopsies. I only use my Apple Pay to check out because it protects your accounts. I haven’t had a problem yet! And the prices are UNBEATABLE.
  4. Dawne January 19, 2024 at 9:54 am #
    I just did a temu order, yes you get passed the spinning wheel 😅 it does that a hot minute for things to arrive but, free shipping. they keep you up to date on where your stuff is and if it doesn't come in the alloted time window you get a credit. Just pay attention to the descriptions and sizes, i ordered some foaming hand soap dispensers that looked perfectly rectangular and the are sqaure and larger than i thought. I order some couch covers and there are no instructions on how to put it on. Other than that I was happy with the things I got. Happy shopping
  5. Shannon January 19, 2024 at 10:28 am #
    Temu is legit. We’ve used it for cheapie things for the teen to spend her allowance on. It did look jank but we’ve had no issues.
    • Jillian January 20, 2024 at 9:00 pm #
      I’m a verb plus O kind of gal and im also all IN with The Bear. Like, stop sleeping on this show and put it on your watch list ASAP! You’ll be obsessed. Promise!
  6. Nancy January 19, 2024 at 10:33 am #
    i have never used Temu because it’s out of China and i’ve learned the hard way about buying things from China. With that said, i think it’s legit but i won’t be using it. On the subject of Jeremy Allen White, i have a bone to pick with you because i adore him. i’ve never even watched The Bear but was introduced to him in the American version of the show, Shameless. Anyway, i think he’s hot but that just goes to show we all have such different tastes. You adore Taylor Swift who i could give a flip about. But that’s what make the world go round. If we were all the same it would be oh so boring. Amirite?
    • Bev Weidner January 19, 2024 at 10:43 am #
      Hold on hold on hold on - did you think was SERIOUS when I said he was "hard on the eyes?" You know me better than that. Dude is GORGEOUS. I'm obsessed with him! You cannot think I was seriously dissing on him. Ha!
      • Nancy January 19, 2024 at 12:20 pm #
        Oops! Sorry about that. Don’t know where my mind was this morning! Glad we’re on the same page re JAW 😊
      • Jillian January 20, 2024 at 9:02 pm #
        I’m a verb plus O kind of gal and im also all IN with The Bear. Like, stop sleeping on this show and put it on your watch list ASAP! You’ll be obsessed. Promise!
  7. Mary January 19, 2024 at 10:35 am #
    My girlfriend has purchased several times on temu and has been hacked twice!
  8. Angie January 19, 2024 at 10:36 am #
    On the edge of my seat to know what people think of Temu. I skirted the wheel by going direct to it on my browser and bought some bracelets for like pennies and free shipping. I'll report back when they show up! And also, no way. It is V R B O forever. I cannot adapt to this new information.
  9. Jennifer January 19, 2024 at 10:48 am #
    Verb-o is how I have always pronounced it....but I say 100 other things wrong, so I feel your pain! I do not Temu....they steal designers/companies hard work and change one little thing to avoid copy rights and then sell it cheap. I don't support that. Bear, yep put it on your to watch list...but Only Murders is good too. I need to watch Beef that won a bunch of stuff too. I will be rooting for our Chief.....I hope they can pull it off!!!!
    • Jordan Taylor January 19, 2024 at 1:48 pm #
      Was going to comment but this is basically word for word what mine would say ha! Plus I have a hard enough time buying things off Amazon and not thinking of who I’m supporting and if I could make a more conscious choice🤦🏼‍♀️. Peace out Temu. Also, one of my fav podcasters took the VRBO pronunciation and now says “airbnb” like “airbenub”. I can’t not now, too.
  10. Ally January 19, 2024 at 10:50 am #
    The Bear is not light and fluffy, but so good. I binged it this week after the Emmy’s. And, it is not a comedy. I do not like that switch-a-roo of the categories.
  11. Carla January 19, 2024 at 12:29 pm #
    LOL. I literally googled “what is Temu” at like 5:45 this morning. Very skeptical, won’t be using.
  12. Carla January 19, 2024 at 12:32 pm #
    LOL. I totally googled “what is Temu” at like 5:45 this morning. Alas, still skeptical and won’t be using
  13. Ruth January 19, 2024 at 8:41 pm #
    My son got Big Red Boots on Temu for free (ya heard me.) Has this fad entered your house yet? Look. It. Up. I ALSO would have put money on JAW being a descendant of Gene Wilder. Once I placed it I couldn’t unsee it. The Bear was fabulous but take a Xanax before watching - episode 7 of season 1 was a doozy. Have you watched ‘Shrinking’ on Apple? Same writers as Ted Lasso - it’s ah-mazingly funny and heartfelt. It’s my favorite role Harrison Ford has ever played. Let me know if you watch! Hugs!
  14. Missy January 20, 2024 at 6:52 am #
    Gurrrrl, I recently found out about the pronunciation and I'm just choosing to ignore it. I'll die on that V-R-B-O hill. I've used Shein a few times and I think they are likely comparable. Like our friends said, read reviews and double check dimensions. Use PayPal or the like and I think you'll be fine. Mmmk The Bear IS a great show (shout out to Matty Matheson!) but it is chaotic. Sort of a nightmare for a "generally over stimulated gal" like myself. Loud, bright blue/white filtered'll see. I don't recommend binging. Now, back to the jushing projects. I need more information because this is my kind of project! I recently changed our the hardware on our kitchen cabinets (black squared off handles - very 2014) for gold bar pulls. LOVE. Anywho love you!
  15. Tracy January 21, 2024 at 3:21 pm #
    You MUST watch The Bear!!! That's all I can say about that.
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