Drunk With Power

November 17, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Posted in Famous! | 8 Comments
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I’m about to get Machiavellian, y’all, so watch out!  I’m a little drunk with power and, as Ron Burgundy would say: “I’m kind of a big deal… People know me… I have many leather-bound books, and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.” Boom!

You may wish to curtsey when you see me!

What’s all the fuss about?

Well, I’m running this show solo from now on, so my rants will no longer be tempered by anyone else.  For better or for worse, I’ve become The Blogtator!*

(dun dun dunnnn!)

It’s all me, all the time, baby!

Watch for some exciting changes to Factinis, and thanks, as always, for your loyalty and support.

But my friends call me Your Royal Blogness


* Yes, I AM gonna register that term, so don’t even try to steal it!

BlackBerry Says What?

October 28, 2010 at 7:41 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 9 Comments
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Beware: I sail under this flag with my swashbucklin' crew... Arrr!

Like so many others, I am addicted to my “CrackBerry.” But sometimes it gets a little pushy and overbearing, particularly when it is spell-checking my emails!

For example, here’s an email I *almost* sent to my partner in crime last Friday evening:

Hi April,

Happy weekend! This afternoon the Makers threw me a surprise bray party – complete w/chocolate pH ice cream cake and Guineas! You would’ve loved it 🙂

Okay, onto the serious shining: Resolution Be Better Loggers (bib: I guess it’s the “Beyond” in Bed, Bath and…)! If you can take Mind and Wed, I can take Tues and Thugs, and we have a reader-submitted pig for Photo Variety. Gay! A full week of blockage! Sound double?


Here’s what I actually wrote *before* the Blackberry got a hold of it:

Hi April,

Happy weekend! This afternoon the MoCo’ers threw me a surprise bday party – complete with chocolate pb ice cream cake and Guinness! You would’ve loved it 🙂

Okay, onto the serious shiznit: Resolution Be Better Bloggers (BBB: I guess it’s the “Beyond” in Bed, Bath and…)! If you can take Mon and Wed, I can take Tues and Thurs, and we have a reader-submitted pic for Photo Phriday. Yay! A full week of bloggage! Sound doable?


The lessons?

1) Misspellings aren’t always the lesser of two evils.

2) BlackBerry’s aren’t the boss of me.

3) And “Yay” is a word, damn it!


What Gives?

October 26, 2010 at 9:33 am | Posted in Pregnancy Fun Time | 7 Comments
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Dear Factinis,

I look forward to your witty musings five days a week, but lately you’ve left me unsatisfied and alone. Did you quit me? Are you no longer serving tangy factinis and tasty factomelettes? Did the unthinkable happen and “the goggle” finally get you? Was it Tom Cruise? I bet it was Tom Cruise. Sly little man…

But seriously: what gives?

~ Putting the “one” in Lonely


Dear Lonely,

Sneaky Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise has nothing to do with our negligent blogging (allegedly)...

Woah woah woah – it’s true that we’ve been negligent, horrible bloggers lately, but we promise that Tom Cruise had nothing to do with it (allegedly), the goggle hasn’t broken us (yet) and we don’t even wish we could quit you. Admittedly, service has been a little slow in the Factinis & Factomelettes Café these days, but we’re still here and love servin’ up all the everyday nonsense we can find for you, our dear reader(s).

It’s just that lately (prepare for a pity party in 3… 2… 1…) we have both been completely overworked and over-stressed and over-tired and, well, you get the picture. Between jobs, getting married and creating life, we’re overwhelmed! But we are not, I repeat: not, giving up on Factinis & Factomelettes. And we will re-prioritize our To Dos. Eventually. Until then, we promise to be (slightly) more attentive to your humor needs in the course of our over-booked days.

And feel free to send any ridiculousness you encounter our way – we love commenting on (cough cough judging cough cough) all manner of lunacy!

~ F&F 4Eva Eva

Incognito Blogging Ninja

August 6, 2010 at 8:41 am | Posted in Around Boston | Leave a comment
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Thursday, August 5, 2010…  

I'm a blogging ninja...

As I write this, dear reader(s), I’m doing my best to go undetected. I’m trying to channel my inner ninja, fade into the background, avoid quick movements and eye contact, and stay as noiseless as a goldfish.  

I’m on public transportation, sitting diagonally across from a business contact (on the T that means we are actually facing each other). In the back of my mind I can’t help but picture my colleagues… if they were in my shoes they would strike up some kind of quasi-meaningful conversation… the Sox… the weather… nuclear proliferation… the impending demise of the printed word… But I can’t do it today.   

I know I’m a PR pro, but sometimes I just don’t have it in me to “relate” to the “public.” I’m getting over food poisoning, I’m exhausted, not interested in making small talk, I’ve had a long day at work – gimme a break!  

So I’m sitting here, staring down at my BlackBerry, typing this blog post so I don’t have to raise my eyes and risk opening a line of communication (verbal or otherwise) with said contact. Thank you, dear reader(s), for allowing me to hide out, for enabling my attempted hermit behavior and giving me a reason to look too busy to be interrupted.  

I owe you one!  



February 5, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Posted in Misc. | 5 Comments
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Dear Reader(s),

Welcome to our blog’s new home at https://factinisfactomelettes.wordpress.com!  We are so excited and hope you enjoy the new Web site.  To help you get acclimated, here’s a quick tour of its upgraded features:

  • Email Subscription: you can now request notification via email every time we post new entries to F&F.
  • Custom Header: yes, that is a picture of a purple paratrooper spy peeking out from a pile of gummy bears. And no, we didn’t spend hours on a multiple day photo shoot.
  • Search: you can now search for content and keywords in our Factinis & Factomelettes with greater ease than ever before.  Please hold your applause.
  • Polling: that’s right, we now have the ability to request and tabulate reader feedback!  Stay tuned for opinion polling – but don’t think we’re moving toward a democracy here…

Happy weekend!


Sarah & April

Fame Beyond Your Wildest Dreams!

November 7, 2009 at 8:10 am | Posted in Famous! | 4 Comments

Dear reader(s),

Thank you for being our biggest fan(s)! We are so touched that you value our Wilderrol shenanigans and observations (or, at least that you actually visit Factinis & Factomelettes to see what sort of nonsense we keep serving up!). For those of you who have already figured out the tricksy process involved in commenting on our blog, we send our most sincere thanks and hope you are enjoying the mega-stardom that comes from associating yourself with the Wilderrols.

For those of you who have yet to comment, we’re sure it’s because sometimes the comment process on this site can be a little squirrely, and it’s not because you don’t love us or care about us… or appreciate how much of our hearts and souls we put into this… (cue tiny violins…)

Whoodles, for those of you who have mentioned your frustration concerning “dialoguing” with us online, here are some tips to help demystify the comment process. We look forward to hearing from you. All of you. Seriously. ALL of you.

Commenting Instructions:
Underneath each blog entry you will see a link with the number of comments for that particular entry. Usually it reads something like: “Posted by April and Sarah Wilderrol at Friday, October 23, 2009 0 comments.”

Click on the word comments.

This will bring you to a page with only that particular entry. Scroll to the bottom of the entry and you’ll see a text box titled Post a Comment.

Click inside that box and type your comments/love letters/words of wisdom/praise, etc.

Underneath this box you’ll see a drop down menu where you must select your profile. Usually people select Name/URL.

Select Name/URL (or an alternate profile you wish to use) and fill in the info. If you don’t have a URL, don’t worry about it – not needed!

Click Continue.

Click Post Comment.

If you receive an error message, click Post Comment again. This should bring up preview of your comment and a word verification area.

Retype the word you see in the Word Verification area.

Click Post Comment.

Enjoy your newfound fame and our continued adoration!


Referring Sites Shmeferring Shites…?

September 26, 2009 at 7:40 am | Posted in Famous! | Leave a comment
Okay, that title definitely came out wrong, so let’s just move on…

As a follow-up to my co-blogger’s mad analytical skills, I feel it’s important to give a shout-out to another blogger who directs traffic our way: Star Jones.


Factini, shaken not stirred: Star Jones’ blog has referred readers to the always-delightful Factinis & Factomelettes we’ve all grown to love. Tom Cruise is NOT, I repeat, NOT making this up. It’s true.

While we can’t figure out how or why, we’d like to thank Ms. Jones for the traffic… and if any of you have been referred to us by her blog, we’d appreciate any insight you can offer!



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