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i laugh too loud. i sing all the time. i cry easily. i've been told i have the oddest sense of humor. ever. yes, i'm the one in the movies laughing when no one else gets it. the only time i dance is for my kids. they love my "rubber dance!" remember in school when you use to shake your pencils til they looked all bendy and rubbery? yeah, it's like that! ha! i stay up late and wake up early. i see a therapist who helps keep me straight and making good decisions. i do not speak to my mother and think this is great! I am moody, opinionated, emotional, intelligent, and empathetic. i love all things girly but mostly shoes, and have a bizarre infatuation with the following: lady gaga, celine dion, stacy london, britney spears. (how the heck does that even make sense?!) oh yeah and i am addicted to my iPhone.


katy interviewed me: [ps: go check it outttt!]

Friday, October 30, 2009

blog awards! yay!

still with the orange. yes. i am.

so i got some blog awards last week. 2 amazing women! 2 amazing bloggers! 1 of them is a mirror of my southern persona. the other is a great long distance friend who still needs an update on my summer excursion as soon as i get the go ahead to be public with it! LOL

presented me with these awesome blog awards [will be posted on side roll shortly!]:

Thank you soooooo much to Sweet Southern Mama!! I just love your blog! If you ladies have never read SSM's blog, you should definitely stop by and say heyyyy!! I promise you will keep going back!

so here are the rules for this award...

You Can Only Use One Word!

Pass this along to 6 of your favorite bloggers!

Alert them that you have given them this award!

Have fun!

1. Where is your cell phone? hand.
2. Your hair? thick.
3. Your mother? ________.
4. Your father? ________.
5. Your favorite food? hummus.
6. Your dream last night? insomniac.
7. Your favorite drink? rootbeer.
8. Your dream/goal? writer.
9. What room are you in? livingroom.
10. Your hobby? yakkin.
11. Your fear? slime.
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? famous.
13. Where were you last night? therapy.
14. Something that you aren’t? skinny.
15. Muffins? banana.
16. Wish list item? truck.
17. Where did you grow up? everywhere.
18. Last thing you did? text.
19. What are you wearing? scarves.
20. Your TV? vampire.
21. Your pets? none.
22. Friends? distant.
23. Your life? busier.
24. Your mood? amorous.
25. Missing someone? grandmother.
26. Vehicle? ford.
27. Something you’re not wearing? rings.
28. Your favorite store? lots.
29. Your favorite color? pink.
30. When was the last time you laughed? today.
31. Last time you cried? today.
32. Your best friend? kellster.
33. One place that I go to over and over? walmart.
34. One person who emails me regularly? tracy.
35. Favorite place to eat? el vecchio

6 Favorite Bloggers:

Thank you Stacia for the Your Blog is Fabulous award!!! Stacia is the best mom ever! And the best sleuth ever! Please follow her to the Can of Whoop-Ass aisle! She will be needing lots of it!! There you will find out how she was robbed, found the robber, and is in the process of bringing their stank ass to justice!

The rules for this one are simple; just share five things you are obsessed with, and then pass the award on to five of the most fabulous blogs you read!

  1. My Blackberry. Ahem. Must I remind you people that they don't call it "crackberry" because it's a witty name. Everything goes to the palm of my hand. Seriously, i have anything and everything I ever wanted at my fingertips 24/7. I wanna read...click click swoosh. I wanna laugh...click click swoosh. I wanna annoy my friends at 2 am?...click click swoosh! I need to e mail a client? clickity clack send! I need to find out how to get from A to B? Mapfrigginquest. On the road. Saaaaaweet! Can't beat the blackberry. Simply can't. Ack!!!
  2. Old Navy. Especially their scarves. A little looong, but hey, I'm super-de-duper short so...Yes people. This tomboy turned girly girl is completely obsessed with Old Navy. When the hell did this happen? I have no friggin clue. I blame kelli. she's the one who started it.
  3. Blogger. even when i'm not writing, i'm reading it. all the time. On my computer, on my bb, everywhere. =) You guys are soooooo special!
  4. Babies. Omg. I loooooove babies. I just want to hold them and crush them and smell them! I'm so excited that so many of my friends have babies! [This may change as an obsession once I get my fill. just an fyi...teehee!]
  5. Prime Time Television. Need I say more?? I think not.    

Okay, blog peeps!! I get to tag five of you fabulous bloggers!

aloha friday

still orange for yaya! =) man i'm really plugging her this week!!! =)

i found out about this at blueviolet's page and she got it from an island life. i thought it was interesting so i decided to do it! =)

blueviolet's question:
What was one of your favorite art projects that you remember making in school? Maybe you or your parents still have it?!

my answer:
i made my momo a terra cotta merry christmas platter [for cookies for santa of course!] in 1994. i found it in a box after she passed and decided to do one for my oldest daughter, lady o in 2002! i think i did one for lady n too, but i cannot find it! ack!

an island life's question:
What was the last thing that you splurged on?

my answer:
old navy scarf & 2 shirts. omg. don't tell sir g!! LOL

my question for all of you:
What is the funniest thing that someone said to you today?

my friend laura sent me her address. she lives out of state and i am visiting a relative there in the coming months. i wanted to visit her as well since i haven't seen her in a long long time! at the end of her email she types:
"here's my address, bells! but we're going on a camping trip this weekend so don't rob us while we're gone! love from both of us, e&l"
i had to laugh. just like laura to say some shit like that!

this will probably be a long post.

there are many many things i haven't done this week. daily blogging is one of them. i know this sounds horrible, but i was still under the impression that the interview i did on yaya [notice the orange?...yes for her! lol!!] still had to be done by wednesday, otherwise i'd have never taken the moment to post it! and random tuesday was too good a post to miss out on!

last friday was a  horrible day. i woke up late, tried to be ok, and honestly for the first time in whenever i fought falling asleep during my morning routine. thank goodness i have a long lunch break. around 2:30 i took some vitamin c and all seemed right with the world again. at least on the outside. on the inside, my heart was breaking. all.day.long. thank you extends to kelli, for being there for me all day the day before and all day friday because lord knows i was not my normal self those 2 days.

7 years ago friday, my beloved grandmother ["momo"] passed. she was a delightful woman with eyes that filled to the brim with love, patience, & kindness. she was my rock all those years when i felt like such an outsider in my own family. her death hit me hard and even though people say time heals all wounds, i don't believe that is entirely true. yes, the pain lessens [or does it?] or becomes numb, but the wound is never completely healed.

momo & lady o 2002
i pass her photos that line my hallway and i remember her so clearly like she was just here and sometimes i smile a bittersweet smile as memories flood my mind and sometimes i tear up. sometimes i have to take the pictures down. sometimes i have to turn them around just for that moment so that when i pass by again, i won't be tempted to stand there in a nostalgia that seems to encompass my entire existence.

amazing tidbits about momo:

  • she fought breast cancer 3 separate times - and won. she lost both her breasts during the battle and spent the remainder of her life with a mastectomy bra.

  • she endured a mean head case of a man for years, even throughout her illness.

  • she made an awesome batch of homemade biscuits of which i still have trouble replicating. sometimes i get it allllmost right and other times i'm totally off course.

  • she loved romance novels. and fabio. it was hilarious how in love with fabio my dear sweet momo was.

  • she was a diabetic and gave herself shots daily. when i was younger, she taught me how to give her the shots and remember being horrified at causing her any type of pain or discomfort. even one she was accustomed to.

  • she was selfless.

  • she loved me endlessly. even though i am not her biological granddaughter, she had that look in her eye for me that said without a doubt that the word biological never even needed a reference. it didn't matter to her.

  • she let me bang on her piano [i play by ear, can't read notes for anything!] for as long as i needed to! usually i'd catch her turning her hearing aids wayyyy down yet still holler out every couple of moments "keep up the good work bella!" "sounds great, belle!" or some variation.

  • she was super supportive. whether your decision was good or not, she supported you. all that mattered to her was that you were happy doing what you were doing and she needed to know nothing more than that.

  • she read all the time. any books she happened upon that had the name "anna" in it [papa's mistress] she would cross out with a marker. every time she read the name. when she was done reading it, she'd burn the book. but she didn't burn the book that she was reading when she found out about papa & anna. it sat on her shelf with many scratched out pages.
Natalie laying roses...
lady n @ momo's gravesite. 2006.

dear momo~
i remember every drive we ever took to your house. it makes me cry that they tore it down. changed the numbers on it, renamed the street. i drove by a few years ago and had to go strictly on memory and even then second guessed myself until i finally recognized the old shed wayyyy in the woods in the back. i drove by time after time, looking for a glimpse of what once was. and my heart sank. there was none.
when you were sick, and i wasn't allowed to see you, i thought i was going to burst with missing you so badly! then when you got home and we were allowed to see you, i was shocked and horrified when i saw that you had a "fake boob" and couldn't figure out what that jagged, pinkish-red line was across the left side of your chest.
i'm sorry i never came up there and saved you from the moochers that set up their living quarters in your guest bedroom. that i never stopped papa from breaking your containers that housed all of the perfect sand dollars we spent countless hours [and years] searching for on the beach, hand & hand. i'm sorry that i didn't call more, write more, or run away and come live with you like i wanted to so many times. i'm sorry that i wasn't there when you passed. i heard that you weren't yourself, that you were in pain so intense that you could hardly breathe without crying out and that the morphine dose was so high that you did nothing but sleep.
when you look down on me, are you proud? do you wish that i had gone a different route in life? did you know that i was there a month before you died? did you hear the stories i read to you? the songs i sang to you? did they help you, soothe you, or annoy you? as i sit here and type this, i am in tears because there was so much time taken away. you didn't get to meet lady n, and you didn't get to see the amazing transformation that lady o went through with her surgery, her activation, and her speech expanding month by month.
whenever anyone asks me who made the biggest difference in my life, who is my real-life hero, i will always say YOU. you were the only one who ever made me feel like i belonged, like i mattered, like i was a part of your family. who knew that the only person in my family that would be the biggest love and validation of my life would be you. who knew that you would survive breast cancer 3 times to succumb to colon cancer 5 years later? who knew that even in death, you, a shy quiet girl from alabama, would make an impact.
i miss you every day.
your belle

Thursday, October 29, 2009

special thanks to these awesome commenters!

since i didn't do another post yesterday, i am going to do the rest of the week's posts in
orange, compliments of my interviewee, yaya~orange~nanny!

thank you all of  you exciting new people who keep dropping by and leaving wonderful comments on my blog! whenever you do, my sweet loving blackberry alerts me and i get to read your splendid thoughts throughout the hustle & bustle of my day.

you have no idea how much getting those tiny tid~bits of your thought bubbles excites me and makes me smile! they are the highlight of my day---especially when my world seems so topsy~turvy!!

please if you don't already follow/read/or haven't already visited the following sites, do so now!!! each and every one of these bloggers are ingenious in their own rights, inspiring with their musings, and fabulous just like you & me!

katy @ ross & katy 
[exciteddd...she is getting married & STILL did the interview on me!]

alicia @ yaya stuff 
[yes, remember, i did the interview on her!]

blueviolet @ a nut in a nutshell

lilu @ livit luvit

kaylen @ life of kaylen

martha in pa @  the daily grind

mighty m @ mighty m family and

karen & gerard @ zemeks blog

paula @ grace reign

and who could forget:

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

interview with a yaya

the divine secrets...
of the yaya~orange~nanny!!!!

in the spirit of my blog hop interview, i shall be posting all my posts today in her favorite color!
[betcha can't guess what that is!!!]

so i signed up for a blog hop with kristin. which led me to be paired with this really awesome chica, alicia. she's super awesome and i had a great time reading her answers to my many questions [because as i warned her, i am one nosey beeeyotch!] i got alicia's response email in the wee hours this AM and while waiting for my shower to heat up, was cracking up because i felt like i was reading some of my own answers!!! that was insane. i really thought i was an original. apparently, i'm finding more of myself out there in the world than i ever thought there could be. so much for God breaking the mold when he made me. *le sigh* ha!

so here are my questions (pink) and her answers (orange) in random order!

Do you like spontaneity or stability more, or a healthy balance in between? Explain.
I am total type A. I need things planned and to a routine.

Do you prefer giving or receiving?
Giving. Check out my care package site, Tears For My Baby.

What are your most favorite and least favorite words?
I love words that are the same forward and backward, like "poop", hehe. I hate derogatory words toward women.

What turns you on and off (metaphysically, grammatically, ecumenically)? No, seriously!
I love people's eyes. They could be butt ugly but if their eyes are sparkling, then I'm swooning. I can't stand smoking. Total turn off.

On a scale of 1-10 how organized are you?
Definitely a 10. I'm actually diagnosed with severe OCD.

If you had so much money that you wouldn't know what to do with, what would you do with it?
Buy a horse!!! A bigger house. Pay of debt. Give money to animal shelters and child welfare organizations. Go back to college. Do private adoption.

What would your dream house be like? Would it be a contemporary cave, or a Victorian shed?
Definitely the Victorian Shed. As long as it had at least 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. ;)

If you could change something about yourself, what would it be & why?
My nose. It's too big.

What's your definition of cheating?
Having the intention with another woman/man.

Are you a night owl or a morning person?
Both. I tend to have bouts of insomnia followed by bouts of all-hours-sleeping. I'm currently in an insomnia phase.

Name 5 of the most important things in your life?
1. My husband
2. My pets
3. My friends
4. Blogging
5. My Iphone :)

In how many languages can you say 'Hello'?
Uuuhhh....well, every time I click open flickr it teaches me a new way to say 'hello', so maybe like 10?

Have you been told you can sing well more than once by strangers?
Haha, NO. But that doesn't deter me!

What are your 3 physical features you get complimented on often?
My eyes, my hair and my butt. (okay, only my husband compliments my butt, but he compliments it alot.)

What is your favorite color?

What do you fear the most?
Being alone. I have huge abandonment issues.

When did you have the time of your life?
Over a year ago my husband and I decided on a whim to do a 24 hour trip to NYC. We woke up at 5am, drove 5 1/2 hours to NYC. Walked all through Times Square and Central Park, went to see a Broadway play (Avenue Q), ate authentic NYC pizza, went to a Mets baseball game, took the subway (obviously), and then drove all the way home and literally pulled in our driveway exactly 24 hours after we had left. It was AWESOME! Here's the link from when I posted about it: NYC in a Day.

Where would you like to go to the most?
I still haven't been to Vegas!

What kind of life do you want to live?
Live a life that Matters.

Are you superstitious?
YES. (ocd, remember?)

Does it matter who earns the most money in a relationship?
Nope. Money is money, it all spends the same.

What are the most important characteristics in someone you are looking for?
Unconditional love.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
"This too shall pass"

What does a good relationship look like?
Unconditional love, respect, loyalty, FuN!

If you had an extra hour in a day, how would you spend it?
I'd like to say solving world peace or something, but I'm sure it would just end up being another hour of blogging. ;)

What's the best compliment you've ever received?
That I am an "Amazing Woman".

In an ideal relationship, what would you spend the majority of your time doing?

What's the biggest personal change you've made?
I stopped caring what others think of me a few years ago. It's very liberating.

If you could live anywhere other than here, where would it be?
I have this desire to move to England for a few years just so that I can then move back to the States and be 'that cool person with the English accent'.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
Well it wasn't funny at the time...but now I think it's hilarious. I was in 8th grade, at the 8th grade "formal" (this fancy dance at the end of 8th grade) and everyone was gathered in a circle while people went in and danced solos. Someone pushed me and I stumbled and fell right to the middle of the circle where my dress flew over my head and exposed my undies to the whole 8th grade.

What is your one achievement that makes you the most proud?
My marriage.

What is the one thing that I would not know about at the first meeting?
I love animals!

If there was one thing you could have done differently, what would it be?
Redo my entire childhood....

What are you absolutely best at?
Living each day to the fullest.

How accurate is your first impression of others? What is your first impression of me?
I have an amazing ability to read people like a book.
My first impression of you is that you're "real", and I love real!

What is your biggest pet peeve?

What 3 things would you take with you to an island?
internet with wifi
unlimited corona
oh fine, my husband!

What is your favorite time of the day?
8pm. I'm a huge prime time tv fan. My day revolves around it.

If you could have dinner with anyone, who would you choose?
My husband. ("awwww")

What is your worst dating experience?
I was in an abusive relationship for 2 1/2 years. It was a vicious cycle.

What do you believe makes you feel you would be a great mother to the children you hope to have and/or plan to adopt?

Well that was interesting! Again, I had sooooooooooooooooo much fun doing this, I would LOVE to do it again! I think this was a great way to get to know someone that I wouldn't normally have gone out of my way to get to know! It goes to show that you can't judge a book by it's cover, you have to get in and dig out the insides in order to find what really matters in that particular story!

So wander over to Yaya's page.
Dance a silly dance. Be hopeful & patient. And always remember to SMILE!

You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?"

~George Bernard Shaw

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

new twitter. new e mail.

for those interested, i have made a new twitter & new e mail designed to be with this blog.

twitter: located @ left side roll or add me by:

twitter name: emotional_diva

yayyyy =)

It's been a few days, eh?

random tuesday thoughts. i will link to the unmom asap. but i'm at a computer that doesn't have all that info on it because a child has taken permanent residence at my kick-ass computer that does. this shall be remedied soon. i promise. LOL same rules. 60 seconds.

make the nausea stop. pleeeeassseeeee!
i hurt. the heart aches.
time never heals all wounds. some never go away.
i'm a survivor. what the hell are you?
kids who don't use their listening ears should be arrested. just sayin...
i would love to have an uzi to use on IM bots.
i love calliou. he's so fucking cuuuute.
i feel like a heel for not doing not-me monday. maybe i should do yes-the-hell-i-did-tuesday!?
puff the magic dragon...is in my head. someone make it stop. por favor.
i love peter, paul, & mary.
root beer is my weakness right now.
i am in no mood for halloween. seriously!?
yes, seriously. *le sigh*
watch monster house. it rocks. my ladies love the "la la la la girl" at the beginning.
i made coffee this am. i didn't even drink it. wtf?
i never make coffee. why?
my breasts have a mind of their own today. they just won't stay put! i just want to say screw the bra! but that would do nothing for my figure. they go from the penthouse to the lobby. quick.
is there a support group for anxiety about what to cook for dinner? if so, please leave information below. i will love you forever.
get the fuck over it already. it happened like, aaaaages ago.
chocolate covered insects does not make insects edible. it makes chocolate inedible.
please note the above, foreign countries. and adjust accordingly.
you mean so much to me. i don't want you hurting anymore! did i say i wanted an uzi for bots? maybe i should reconsider my reasons...hahaha
hallmark makes me puke.
this chick makes me laugh!
random tuesday helps with the randomness throughout the week.
what are your random thoughts?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

tmi thursday

***no children should view the following due to the graphic nature of this post.***

tmi thursday people.
i found this through the exhotgirl but another girl started it. so thanks to them i will be posting something so horrendous today, so spine-tingling, that you will not be able to finish reading this post. and to make it extra tmi, i am including pics.
yes people, i am that tmi chick that doesn't care if her biggest secret is looked upon as weird or insane. i am that girl that has the ability to make you click out of this post so fast with her oddness that you may never come back. and if you look at me differently after this, i will totally understand.
but that is what tmi thursday is about, no?

*le sigh*

i have the ability to talk to stuffed animals. yes. you read right. that was not a ufo flying overhead that interrupted your computer monitor as your eyes were scanning this post for the dirty little secret. i.talk.to.stuffed.animals.

we have coffee in the morning. long meaningful conversations. trust me. it's totally.healthy. to share your innermost thoughts with someone who's not going to try to break it down and tell you stuff you're not ready to hear.

it's like an addiction. a love affair, if you may.

they don't talk back. they aren't greedy. they don't demand every second of my time. they aren't annoying [unless they quack or moo or ribbit!--but that's normally the puppet ones and you have to stick your hand up their whoops! in order for that to happen!]

but there is one stuffed friend i have. we go wayyyyyy back:

elmo & myself. circa 97. i was 16 and infatuated. what can i say? his giggles are contagious.
sometimes though, he can be sooooo annoying. he talks wayyyy too much. my old 28 year old ears are too sensitive for his high pitched voice.

this morning, he was just yakking away and i was trying really hard to not cry at the nail-screeching sound of his words. he particularly likes the "hokey pokey" and to try to show me what "it's" all about. but i don't swing that way so he gives me the stank eye!

excuuuuuuuuuuse moi!
so i gave it to him right back!

he tried to come back at me with some elm-attitude. but i sure showed him!

he just went from tickle me elmo to kick my ass elmo is 5 seconds flat.

teach him* to give me the stank eye again!!!

*no elmos were harmed in the making of this tmi post. he was removed from the shape sorter and placed carefully back into his usually spot until we can reach some kind of agreement in the morning over some irish cream roast. until then, his ass remains on the shelf so high that if he tried to come down, he'd rip a hole in his fur or tear off a limb. or rip out an eye...or some shit like that...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

emergent post! must view!

i am too.frickin.excited!
www.traylorpapers.com rocks my socks off!
seriously people, if you don't order from them, you are just plain sol and missing out on something incredibly awesome! [is it lame that i enjoyed seeing something in the mail with MY NAME on it? hmmm..] these note cards are the cutest things ever and i just got my free ones in the mail from when i went to kelsey's site and did her offer! i don't know if they are still offering the deal, but i do believe that i posted something about it on monday here. [the offer is good thru next wednesday, 10/28/09]

i was too excited to share with you all to wait until i had better camera settings on my camera so this is what you get: [but still uber cuuuuute!]

thank you so so so so soooooooooo very much from the bottom of my excited and moved heart, lisa! (she's the owner/president of this marvelous site!)

and the first one...the breast cancer awareness one...that one made me cry!!! how DID you know!?
much love,

blog partayyyyy =)

hello all! i know! 2 posts in 1 day!
but i'm sharing something that i'm super excited about!
it's a blog partayy and the host is Kristin! @ thisisthestoryofagrrrrrl.
she has this great idea of a blog party. go ahead. shoot over there and find out details.
i'll give you some right here too.

when you go to that link, there will be some rules. after you get all that done, the gist of the blog party is for kristin to pair up everyone who signed up and have them interview/showcase their partner on their blog. it's a perfect way to meet new people, get new traffic, and new followers onto your site or just to get to know the people who are already in your blogroll.

so join it! you never know who you're going to meet!!!
the more the merrier!!!!

wishful & way back wednesday!

you can join wishful wednesday too! just go to kelsey's site and link right up! she is super blonde! and super awesome! and has super awesome fashion sense! [hellloooo, lululemons!]

'I wish"...I was going on vacation tomorrow, and I would want to go to:



the land there is so pretty. some family is there. i am in love with the accent. ocean is so pretty. a guy from high school lives there and says he loves it...except telecommunications sucks! despite that minor [gulp] difficulty, i wouldn't mind moving there myself. ahhhh...

i wasn't aware bali was such a tourist attraction until i was talking to a very good friend of mine from high school. she lives in indonesia and i was looking for flights to go visit her last year when i came upon a lovely destination called bali. beautiful!! so i spoke to her about it and she says that it is wonderful and marvelous and romantic and everything that anyone could want in a warm, beautiful, couples retreat. so, she and i decided we'd go together with our men in 2010 or 2011. I have to definitely wait until the girls are old enough to be trusted to behave with other people and get sir g used to the fact that they don't have to go EVERYWHERE with us.

italy because duh...it's italy. hellloooo! sicily because ever since i found out exactly what my ethnic background is, what my heritage was, i have wanted to see where my biological father and ancestors came from. i am completely obsessed with anything italian/sicilian and cannot wait until i can get there. =)

way back wednesday

november 2006. jacksonville beach, florida
thanksgiving vacation.
when lady o had 1 implant & lady n was sweet as pie.

before i forget, i just wanted you all to know that i am waging a war with the fox tv network. i set up dvr to record all new episodes of lie to me on monday nights. little did i know that these fox network freaks decided to run over something which made house run over, which made my dvr only record the first 25 minutes of one of the all time best shows on tv right now.
to make it worse, i didn't realize this until the dvr shut off...right at a really kick ass part!!!! it was a GREAT episode and i can't even finish it!!!!
to make it even more worst, lie to me isn't available in full webisodes as of yet.

this week: parent teacher conferences *le sigh*, agbell meeting @ TU, & all the usual dvr'd shows. pumpkin patch on saturday hopefully!

yayyyyyyy for humpdays!!!!

oh and ps:
see that new moon ticker? ok. so it premieres the day before my birthday. and so i'm also secretly using it as the ticker for my birthday. so...umm..according to that ticker...i shall be [gulp] 29 [exhale shakily] in 30 freaking days. *shudder*

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

random tuesday thoughts

i found this on the un mom's page!!! and she is superfantabulastic! so go check her out. she does this weekly post called random tuesday thoughts.
i liked it. so i did it. but i'm going to limit myself to a time frame because i can get pretty deep into randomness. so i'm going to give myself 60 seconds to jot down the top random thoughts going through my head at this moment. i'm setting a timer and whether i stop at 60 seconds or not...well you'll never know so...

let the wild rumpus randomness start:

i am totally not.normal. i have come to accept this.
i'm super happy this has finally been "released". [2 weeks til the album. totally psyched!!!]
men, in general, are a conundrum.
where the hell is a dart when you find the perfect face to use for a board?
there is something just downright sick & creepy about yo gabba gabba. [this has nothing to do with the freak jack black who guest starred.] seriously people. watch.
the only thing creepier than yo gabba gabba is that i know about it.
i fucking love this chick. her initals are keb...lol
now that everyone is back to school...no time to get pretty in the mornings. =(
i know what i'm getting for my birthday. and it totally.rocks.
it's pink.
it's compact.
it rocks. guess?
i heart wife swap but have seen every episode.
i want to get rid of fb/myspace/linkedin/etc. any thoughts?
i totally love my blackberry!!!!!
saltwater taffy isn't really any different than taffy.
a little tequila makes anything fun...
balloon boy had me in tears. fuckers!
nerdalicious. apparently everyone i know thinks this is moi. niiiiiiice.
need the caramel apple spice. =(
free relationship advice sites make me laugh/gag. i'm unsure which one it does more.
on a stick!
was in bed by 9:30 last night. was unable to function this am as result of getting adequate sleep. what the fuck?
these up and down freezing to hottt days are for the birds. pick a temp and stick to it. geez. my nose can't take all this shit!
last but not least: if you don't laugh at this guy. something is fucking wrong with you.

Monday, October 19, 2009

not me monday...

not me monday is a fun first of the week idea started by mckmama over @ http://www.mycharmingkids.net/. she devised a way for us to be able to talk about some of the things that we wouldn't normally talk about or admit to. she is awesome and i enjoy her blog immensely. so shoot on over there, link up, and let us know what you did didn't do over your weekend.

over the last week i most certainly did not:

  • rip my hair out by the root because my children were home from school for 3 days straight. meaning that they were home for 5.frickin.days. am i still alive? this is still to be determined.
  • pick a fight with sir g. not on 1 occasion. not on 2 occasions. and definitely not on 3 separate occasions did i pick a fight with him. it was not because it was my time of the month. it was not because i wasn't feeling well, and it certainly had nothing to do with the fact that i thought he was being a fart. nope. not me. i would never do something so incredulous as to pick a fight!
  • ignore the never ending mess that is my kitchen. everything is done in this kitchen. work. play. creativity. eating. drinking. crafts. dishes. you name it, my kitchen is used for it. so ignoring my kitchen would entail actually having the garage door opener in my jacket pocket [which i totally didn't do, btw] and using the front door to go to the car, etc.
  • kick myself in the ass for ignoring my kitchen because every woman on the planet knows that what you put off for tomorrow becomes a higher stack in tomorrow's things to get done today list. and any woman who lives with a man knows that no matter how long you wait for him to clean up said kitchen/mess, he will not do it. *le sigh*
  • take my non-deserving children to see "cloudy with a chance of meatballs" when i really wanted to see "where the wild things are." being outnumbered is no bueno. i must remember this the next time of think of sir g. i mean sheesh, he's got 3 chicas running around the house not being girls, over-emotional, and dramatic!
  • stay up wayyyy later than intended to immerse myself in DVR.
  • eat 2--yes i said 2 bowls of cookies & cream ice cream!
  • sneak to old navy and buy 75 dollars worth of clothing. i did not get a cute scarf, to DIE for boots, or a few shirts that say heyyyyyyyy! nope not me. because i'm a careful spender who keeps track of ever.single.dime.
  • realize that these not me's today are rather boring and i didn't do anything of any merit this past week other than:
    • not buy lady n a camera so she can stop stealing mine [worked like a charm!]
wow. i'm full of joy today. LOL it's late. it's been a LONG day. i'm ready for bed. i'll post more tomorrow when random thought tuesday whisks my mind to far away places where i can slide down a rainbow of ribbons into a pot of chocolate or some shit like that.

ps- so i tried all y'alls fav starbuck drinks this week:
  • pumpkin spice latte: it was OK. not great. not blah. just...eh.
  • chi tea latte: yummay. it was good. will probably get it again just for chi tea sake.
  • caramel apple spice: HONEYYY...this is my drink. oh em gee. i got a small and went straight back in and asked for a mucho grande. then i got home, got the recipe, and will spend my days enjoying a caramel apple spice a la diva because mine is sooooo saaaaweeeetly magnifique!!
  • who KNEW something that good could be available in drinkable form??? not me!

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