In regular life, Bossy is a very focused individual, where focused equals what was Bossy saying again? But when it comes to perusing the Internet — and Bossy has written about this before — Bossy has a short attention span and allows herself to skip down a variety of illogical paths, just for sport.
The first stop on her web journey is her son’s Facebook page to see if he’s posted any new photos since the last time Bossy checked 40 minutes ago.
Next Bossy shops for double wrap belts. It doesn’t have to be any particular double wrap belt, as long as it’s a Linea Pelle studded double wrap belt in mahogany:
Before leaving fashion behind, Bossy checks in with the latest trend for Boyfriend everything:
Clothing trends remind Bossy it’s time to check Manhattan real estate! And Bossy immediately finds something with a sizable kitchen!
In fact, the Manhattan real estate company considers this sizeable kitchen such a rarity they include a photo of the kitchen from a different angle!
And, oh yeah, from yet another angle for those with an imagination the size of a gumdrop:
Because, right, the rest of the apartment? That would be this:
Next Bossy checks in with the celebrity gossip:
Mackenzie. Oh, dear Mackenzie. Bossy is so sad for you and your twisted childhood, she cannot even put it into words, except those typed this minute. But honestly, Mackenzie, John Phillips?
And finally, Bossy researches what she considers to be acceptable incest candidates, such as him:
Bossy can sum up her daily Internet romp in this way: There’s nothing better Bossy should be doing. So not true.
Which is what today’s Ten-Word Challenge is all about. In exactly ten words, can you tell Bossy and her council about a few of your Internet search obsessions?
And be sure to check back later today for the most Internet-obsessed of all the web.
If you missed last week’s challenge, click here to read about Bossy’s council’s favorite teachers, described in ten words, of course.
Jenny saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 10:14 am
Mom blogs, Go Fug Yourself, Celebrity Gossip, Salon, Overheard NY
3limes saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 10:24 am
BBC, Bossy, Globe&Mail, Flickr, other blogs and then back and forth.
Little Miss Sunshine State saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 10:27 am
Blogs, MahJong Solitaire,HuffPo,Facebook. eHow fixed my oven thermostat.
BOSSY saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 10:31 am
Concert tickets, oh my gah too much money, forget it.
BOSSY saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 10:33 am
Real estate in Mexico. In Germany. In Stockholm, in anywhere.
BOSSY saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 10:33 am
Food network recipes so Bossy can forget those ingredients too.
Jacquie saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 10:34 am
work is busy so compare infinity options for hawaiian vacation
Elisha saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 10:34 am
Facebook…updates? Facebook…updates? Brother, kids are late for school!
Grandma J saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 10:38 am
Google Maps satellite version. Looking for obscure road trip routes.
carson saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 10:39 am
peopleofwalmart.com – I am so going to hell for enjoying this.
Texas Susan saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 10:45 am
Latest obsession is whether to buy Nikon 300mm f/4 lens.
Spending too much time reading reviews and checking its price.
And if buy it, how to sneak it past Mister.
Who notices little but who might notice something that big!
Kristina saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 10:46 am
People of Walmart, photo bombers, foreign blogs, and recipe sites.
LI Laura saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 10:47 am
facebook, Mrs.G, Bossy, etsy, facebook, unnecessaryquotes, passive/aggressive notes, google, facebook
did I say facebook???
Ree (The Other One) saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 10:49 am
Patterned tights, real estate in Chicago and Great Dane puppies.
delilah the unruly helpmeet saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 10:52 am
I follow the same bookmark path like a deranged hamster.
Carrie saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 10:55 am
I can’t believe that your son befriended you on FB?! WHat a good spy tool ;)! ha ha!
BossysMom saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 11:01 am
Bossy.Then see if any word from:
Denzel , Clooney, Sting.
Meg at the Members Lounge saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 11:16 am
Food sites, BOSSY, Flickr photostream, Ignore MIL Facebook friending me.
thatgirlblogs saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 11:18 am
my own blog hoping there are more comments not yet.
anne marie in philly saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 11:23 am
yahoo, ravelry, peopleofwalmart.com, failblog.org, cakewrecks.com, makefunofmyfriends.com, many many gay blogs!
PS – george clooney HOT HOT HOT HOT!
Manic Mommy saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 11:31 am
Mommy Blogs, Humor Blogs, Facebook, Facebook, Facebook, Real Estate, Facebook.
Tasha saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 11:56 am
Should be rewriting resume. Facebook, gchat, greader, online games instead.
Tuli saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 12:01 pm
Google Reader, Facebook, Farkle on Facebook, Google Reader, Ravelry, Facebook.
(I have never heard of Peopleofwalmart.com — I’m on my way to check it out now.)
p/f saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 12:01 pm
How I can decorate my home for $0 or less.
Debby saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 12:25 pm
Bossy, Ree, Cruise Critic (new posts?), facebook, now bedtime already?
marn saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 12:30 pm
fabulous ruins and urban prairies of the once-great Detroit
Momish saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 12:34 pm
WebMD, Mayo Clinic, Healthline, Hopkins, CDC. Can you say hypercondriac?
David saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 12:42 pm
I’m in love with that kitchen. Who needs a bed?
No search obsessions here. Everything I need is already bookmarked.
Momish saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 12:48 pm
Ebay. Saved searches. “Twirl 4T” Anything new for my princess?
jp saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 12:50 pm
Bossy, Facebook, FML, Yahoo, GMail, PioneerWoman, BankofAmerica, nieniedialogues……
(thank you so much for the wet George Clooney pic!)
km saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 1:08 pm
bossy, gawker, jezebel, coalcreekfarm, thepioneerwoman, mysistersfarmhouse, laugh, then bofa.com, cry
rockle saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 1:11 pm
FarmVille on Facebook, and free digital scrapbooking supplies (because … why?).
Rachel D. saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 1:23 pm
Time change between MN and Germany, damn Army…
Cheri @ Blog This Mom! saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 1:36 pm
Acceptable incest candidates? Not even a little bit funny, Bossy.
Melanie @ Mel, A Dramatic Mommy saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 1:50 pm
Shoes. Google reader. Twitter. Coupons. Shoes. Email. Etsy. amazon. Shoes.
Miss Spoken saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 1:55 pm
Disney porn (don’t judge), Suburban Kamikaze, Cage Boots, Etsy Jewelry
Cactus Petunia saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 2:03 pm
Email. Bossy. craigslist. Bookmarked jobsites. My blogs. My etsy shop.
In that order, followed by facebook, facebook, facebook.
dgm saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 2:08 pm
Desperately seeking Tina Turner wig and green marching band jacket.
GrandeMocha saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 2:15 pm
Email, fb, peopleofwalmart, fmylife.com, woot, bossy
21st Century Housewife saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 2:19 pm
I seek photos of awful plastic surgery. Is that bad?
Reeb saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 2:31 pm
Ummm, Facebook, Bossy, charming French antiques blog. Anything but working.
renee in seattle saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 2:44 pm
PW, Craigslist, Real Estate, Craigslist, Postmormon.org, Craigslist, who is Craig?
Stuffanie saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 3:04 pm
PDub is where I first met BOSSY in all caps.
The H is Silent saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 3:23 pm
Facebook, Bossy… THEN Dooce, Meanest Mom. Oops! An hour’s gone!
Reeb saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 3:30 pm
Check Facebook to see if Bossy ever friended me. Nope.
kay saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 3:59 pm
Bossy; newspaper, to check online comments about my own reporting.
kay saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 4:00 pm
And Cheri? If there was EVER an acceptable incest candidate, it would be George. And yes, I’m a survivor…
krazy kris saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 4:07 pm
dooce,bossy,PW,CakeWrecks,Ryan runs Europe, Farmtown (Oh god I need an intervention), TMZ, banks acct.
Yeah Georgia, why haven’t you friended any of us who love you on FB????? HAter, lol
Dawn in Austin saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 4:43 pm
Facebook, Bossy, Allrecipes.com, bird feeders, how to make the dog sneeze
Popcorn saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 4:55 pm
I am a survivor. Incest is never funny. NOT EVER.
Rooth saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 4:58 pm
Iambossy because it’s easier than searchg in ‘favorites’, tmz and PW
Jamie saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 5:09 pm
message boards, blogs, facebook, email, yahoo news, and pogo games
linlah saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 5:12 pm
Sleep late. Apply to jobs I don’t want. Read blogs.
Have the T-shirt saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 5:13 pm
textsfromlastnight.com seriously funny stuff
amazon for books
Jamie saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 5:31 pm
RedCarpetFashionAwards blog makes me want to buy everything on earth.
Leslie B saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 5:52 pm
slate, bossy, facebook, weather.com, vrbo.com for fantastic vacation home rentals, chicago tribune, daily kos, bossy’s gays, cute shoes at zappos, RINSE and REPEAT
Anonymous saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm
As a survivor, I just have to tell you that I don’t want to be raped at all – whether I’m related or not – whether the predator is handsome or not – and it’s ludicrous to suggest otherwise.
Lovelyn saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 6:23 pm
Is there a video I can watch instead of working?
christina saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 6:25 pm
son’s girlfriend’s facebook, mobileme- 4 his whereabouts, PAreap for job, along with 15 different school districts.
Melissa saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 6:44 pm
APeetsMom saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 6:54 pm
email, facebook, email, traceyclark.com, email, iambossy.com, email, lbpost.com, email, facebook
Reeb saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 7:20 pm
With me, it’s “uhhhh, what was I going to google???”
confused saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 8:12 pm
e-mail, BOSSY, adsense; (made 52 cents- total), FB, stockmarket, Orbitz.
Ellen saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 9:22 pm
PW, WSC, Dooce, Bossy, Cnn, Swistle, Clueless but, Facebook, Fredericksburg.
(not in any particular order)
Sheila saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 9:26 pm
Mackenzie Phillips did not choose her dad as an incest partner! It was NOT consensual at all. I don’t care how old she was when it started or how old she was when it ended. He had an abusive power over her. She may have thought she was consenting because he made her believe she was. He abused her in the sickest possible way and then told her she was willing. Bullshit! He was her dad. There’s no scenario in my mind where this was a consensual relationship!!! Consensual can ONLY HAPPEN when there is no one in a position of power over the other!!! Consensual is only between EQUALS! They weren’t ever equals. When she was 19 or when she was 30! Makes me want to heave!
And this is not funny subject matter ever in ANY context whatsoever. I think you should take it down. It’s the only respectable thing to do!
Jill saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 10:30 pm
Have ex-boyfriends joined facebook? Are they fat and bald?
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 10:35 pm
1.) My daily internet routine would read like Rain Man’s diary.
2) If the routine is interrupted, there’s a Wapner/KMart moment.
3.) I’m obsessed with Bossy’s boyfriends but especially Husband Kevin Bacon.
4.) Bossy is my favorite way to end a grueling day.
5.) Five minutes to Bossy; Wapner in ten. Definitely Bossy. Definitely.
Cupcake Murphy saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 10:41 pm
Who has more hateful stare: Liev Schreiber or Shia Labeouf?
kate saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 11:36 pm
acceptable: pleasing to the receiver; satisfactory; agreeable; welcome.
cat saysSeptember 29, 2009 at 11:51 pm
Bossy, I love your blog and view of life. I think it’s good to have black humor about horrible things, sometimes that’s the only way to talk about them. But I agree with #65. This post didn’t seem like a side ways approach to addressing incest. Not even in a black way. It felt more like you were making fun of her for picking a unsuitable partner. He was her dad, not a date.
You shouldn’t take down a post, but this just didn’t work. It was in poor taste. Please be more careful next time?
Michelle saysSeptember 30, 2009 at 12:02 am
I don’t even remember what this post was about. THAT pic of Clooney? After the pic of dirty Mamas & Papas guy? Like a unicorn chaser. OMG the look on Clooney’s face is soooo yummy!
Now THAT is a man! YUM to the EEEEEE!
Patty - Why Not Start Now? saysSeptember 30, 2009 at 12:11 am
Yup. This one missed the mark. I know mocking is part of your gig, but you usually do it in such a loving and (often) self-deprecating way. Not so much this time.
Jenn @ Juggling LIfe saysSeptember 30, 2009 at 12:33 am
Working full-time means showering or surfing the ‘net. Showering wins.
shallowgal saysSeptember 30, 2009 at 8:10 am
Planning Central American vacations I’ll never take. Then celebrity gossip.
The Domestic Goddess saysSeptember 30, 2009 at 8:17 am
Our small town real estate and facebook games. Sooooo Addicting.
corrie saysSeptember 30, 2009 at 9:03 am
Only caught this on Wed a.m. ….
I loved reading everyone’s comments and made notes of new web sites to try out.
I was relieved to read that others are like trained mice and follow the same steps every day visiting sites in the same rote order…. I knew I was having an issue, but it’s nice to know there’s company.
I did not have an issue with incest black humor, but after reading all the comments have flipped flopped. But all dark humor has a group that has been ‘injured’ so now I’ve flip flopped again!
Trish saysSeptember 30, 2009 at 1:58 pm
Incest?! is SEXUAL ACTIVITY between close relatives! It is illegal. It is CHILD ABUSE! It has been shown to be one of the most extreme forms of childhood trauma, a trauma that often does serious and long-term psychological damage, especially in the case of parental incest. Seriously? Pick a cuter incest partner? Seriously Bossy. You have a big voice in the blogging community. I wish you would use it better.
Henry saysSeptember 30, 2009 at 2:14 pm
In a post about Internet ADD between talking about shorts, belts and kitchens… you slip a casual, comment about CHOOSING A BETTER INCEST PARTNER? BOSSY what the hell are you thinking?
Maybe you don’t know that when incest involves an adult and a child, it is a form of child sexual abuse and is illegal in every developed country in the world? Do you know that?
Helena saysSeptember 30, 2009 at 4:30 pm
Who’s looked at my profile on Match, again and again!
britni saysSeptember 30, 2009 at 5:06 pm
obsession: food blogs. I can’t help it, after a few hours of browsing, I grab my husband and force his hand in the kitchen as my unwilling assistant; holding the thermometer, mixing batters (DON’T STIR IT LIKE THAT! here, let me show you.) can I have two eggs? OMG what happened to my meringue!?! and doing dishes. After the sweaty sessions we collapse in a boneless heap on the floor. Never to cook again.
Until I check Smitten Kitchen the next day…
tina de luxe saysOctober 1, 2009 at 7:27 am
wednesday already, yet so much more new teasers within comments!
Caroline saysOctober 1, 2009 at 8:23 am
I like to read a blog called I Am Bossy.
klcrab saysOctober 1, 2009 at 3:08 pm
Bossy, dear bossy, incest not funny. Usually you are clever and witty.
I know dark humor exists, but really- was it necessary?
Helen+ilana=Hi saysOctober 2, 2009 at 2:30 am
I visit Bossy’s blog and click on all her links.
Beth saysOctober 2, 2009 at 9:31 am
Reading Bossy who knows that humor isn’t always so PC.
Diana saysOctober 2, 2009 at 5:49 pm
The message you mean to send is that if the incest “candidate” is as cute as George Clooney it isn’t rape-rape?
That is what you’ve said.