Monday, June 29, 2009

What the hell did you do that for?

I can see people asking me that time and time again... but you would think they wouldn't anymore considering this is my 3rd tattoo. Actually 4th if you count the one I did myself in high school.
I got 4 dog paw prints and 4 cat prints... and yep, they represent something. The dog prints are for my Maxwell, the german shepard mix that I had to put to sleep a few years back. He was my baby. We went through hell & back together - too long of a story to really post here. I could, but I'm lazy.
The cat prints are for Murray who I posted a picture of the other day .

So here it is... I absolutely LOVE it!

Monday Crazy question : Likes Or Dislikes

Monday Crazy question : Likes Or Dislikes

1. what would you say is your biggest blessing ?
I should say my demons, the husband and the fact that we are all basically healthy, right? That is so boring though! But really.... thats all I got.

2. do you shop on line...Home goods or personal items? Can you tell us what personal items you look for??
For some things. Depends on what and where.

3. Name a song from your past that you have always loved. what year was it recorded?
Elvira by the Oak Ridge Boys. What year? Heck if I know - it was from their Fancy Free album, which I owned.

4. If you found out there was a pedophile living in your neighborhood, would you take any action or ignore the fact??
I'd sit back and watch the neighbors do their thing. Somebody's gonna get him, it just won't have to be me.

5. If you could live in any city In the USA...what would it be.
I'm already here. But if I had to move... some small mountain town in Montana.

6. what is the one city you wouldn't live in even if you were paid to!?
St. Cloud, Minnesota. Ten years ago I would have thought about it.. you might have had to twist my arm, but I would have. Now? No way in hell. That isn't even the same fricken town anymore.

7. If you were strapped for cash would you ask a parent or sibling for money?
been there, done that, next?

8. what is your most favorite thing to do to relax when you are not working?

Saturday, June 27, 2009

I know my letters! I'm a big girl now!

A – An advantage you have – my incredible good looks....

B – Blue or brown eyes – mine? puppy dog brown. Yet another advantage I have.

C – Chore you hate – as opposed to one I like? I'll pick cleaning up dog shit.

D – Dad’s name – it doesn't start with a "d", though. It's Bert.

E – Essential start of your day – Coffee. Duh.

F – Favorite color – Yellow

G – Greatest thing you’ve ever done that made you feel really good – I literally just busted out laughing. That could so be an XXX-rated answer, you know that right?

H – Habit you have – smoking. Shut up.

I – Issue you hate that the world tries to make you pursue – declawing cats, buying from pet stores...

J – Job title – I haven't made one up yet.

K – Kohls or Target – Target. Thats all you could come up with for K?

L – Living arrangements – I live in a crooked little house with crooked children and a crooked husband. Crooked mentally, of course.

M – Music you like – anything but rap. I even like polka and I'm damn proud of that fact!

N - Nicknames – for who? I grew up being called Puppet.

O – Overnight hospital stay – just with my babies.

P – Pet Peeve – people who call a leopard a tiger. Trivial, I know.

Q – Quote that you like most – There's nothing you can't do, some things just take a little longer. Said by that "D" guy.

R – Right or left handed – Right.

S – Siblings – 4 of them. Bruce, Brent, Brenna & Patrick. Don't ask... I know Patrick is the odd man out there. We still claim him as our own. Or did you want their nicknames? Bucey, Bunkie, Bunna &..... Patrick. Still, the odd man out.

T – Time you wake up – somewhere between 5-7am. Whenever the dogs decide I've slept long enough.

U – Underwear – what about it? Seriously? Do I like them? Sure. Do I wear them? Yes. The color of the ones I'm wearing? They are blue with Spongebob on them.

V – Vegetable you dislike – asparagus

W – What makes you run late – not a whole lot. I'm anal about being early.

X – X-rays you’ve had – Stomach, ribs, hands. I think thats it.

Y – Yummy food you make – If you ask everyone else - my ham macaroni salad. I don't think
it's all that special. I personally like my peanut butter cup shakes. They rock.

Z – Zoo animal – Cougars. You can expect to find something to do for at least 1/2
hour when I get to them... I won't move.

Birthday Wishes

It's my bestest friend's birthday today so it's the most special day of the year! This gomer (as I say this with love) has been there for me since way back in 1993. We have said that we don't really remember not being best friends. We met and that was that. Sorta like love at first sight, but not.
This woman is probably the strongest person I know. The things that she has gone through in her life with her head held high is amazing. Sure, she had her days/weeks/months that she needed someone to shove their foot up her ass to get her moving, but all in all she's done everything on her own... for herself and her munchkins.
So today I say Happy Birthday to my bestest friend. Yep, she's better than best - she's bestest. And I love her just as much as I would love my own flesh & blood.

If you would... I'd love for her to be slammed with birthday wishes over at the forums that I co-own/admin with her. The thread is here.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Who's Murray anyway?

You know that Murray I keep yapping about? Well here he is... I got him in 1988 when I was 15 years old and had him until 1994 . He was a stray when I got him but he soon became my baby that I've never forgotten.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Craving Ink

I have always had this tattoo in my head of Max & Murray. I wanted them standing next to each other. I've never seen a decent tat of either a golden or a black cat. Well, a few months ago I was at the vet and the new vet that was there had paw prints going up her arm. Now I know what I'm gonna do... 2 dog prints & 2 cat prints along side each other. Just don't know where yet.

But now that I know, 100%, what I want I'm craving ink in the worst way!!!

I have a tattoo on my calf (fills up my entire left calf) that my bestest friend got me for my wedding present... it's a cat looking out from behind a bunch of flowers. I've had it for 14 years and twice in the past month I've had two different people ask me if the cat is Big Boy (the cat that was put to sleep a couple months ago).. Like they didn't see this huge tat in the past decade?

I was thinking of one blue and one pink of each... Max, Murray, Saki & Serena. I have had lots of pets in my life but there's only a couple that actually dig deep in my heart. I don't think I'll do the colors, though. It was just a thought. I was also thinking if they could do a dark gray over the black so you could see if it you looked close - and have their names.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Milk might be on the science test

Welcome to the June 24th version of Thursday Thunks!
(which we always seem to post on Wednesday)
Where we make you think a little bit before you blog!
This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by Berleen, the number 1559 and the color calico.
Go play here. I wrote the questions this week so you are obligated to answer them.

1. Someone knocks at your door. You answer it. It's a kid from the local school selling candy bars for a fundraiser. Do you buy one?
I'll admit it. I'm a sucker for kids and fundraisers. Especially considering my kids wouldn't even go to their grandparents to try to sell the crap - any kid that actually knocks on my door deserves my contribution.

2. The end of the world is tomorrow and you are out of milk - do you go buy some?
Of course. You can't eat chocolate chip cookies without it.. I'd pick up some peanut butter cups while I was there, too.

3. Have you ever picked up the phone and called someone that you hadn't talked to in years?
Yeah and it's scary as hell

4. Whats on your computer desktop background?
a black & white picture of Mel Gibson holding a black kitten.

5. What was the very first movie you saw in a movie theater?

6. If you had to take a 10th grade science test, do you think you would pass?
I probably didn't pass it in 10th grade...

7. Describe heaven.
green grass... mountains in the distance... a stream that is crystal clear and warm to the touch... all sorts of critters running around and are not shy of humans... deer, bunnies, raccoons... I'm sitting in the grass with my Max & Murray (and all my other pets that have passed on) by by side and my family & friends are all around laughing and eating peanut butter cups.

8. Has a place that you lived ever been infested with some sort of insect or rodent?
No.... well, I had this house once that was infested with a guy who turned out to be a rodent, does that count?

9. When you were a youngin', did you hide in the clothes racks at department stores?
I don't remember, but I remember going into a different aisle and then running back to my mom. I grabbed onto her leg because I was afraid (not sure why) and when I looked up, it wasn't my mom... I found her farther down that aisle. I'm not sure, but I think I was really traumatized by that event.

10. Is there anything in your vehicle that is broken?
I shouldn't have asked that question this morning because when I went out to start my car today it had a seizure and wouldn't start. Seriously! It started making this clicking sound under the dash where the wires are and wouldn't stop. I thought for sure it was going to spontaneously combust or something. We aren't sure why, but the battery is dead. The husband did say the remote starter was only 1/2 hooked up.

11. What is something in your house that people would be surprise to find?
Most people are surprised by the snake.

12. Do you agree with the death penalty?
Yes I do as long as they are 1149% guilty beyond any and all reasonable doubt, which I know doesn't happen often. Charles Manson is one that should have gotten the death penalty.

13. Whats your favorite type of bear?
Demon #2!! She's my Krissy-Bear

14. Where was the last place you went?
outside to watch the husband try to fix my broken car.

15. What if that person knocking at your door earlier was an adult selling candy bars... would you buy one?
Ok now that is just wrong. I'd suddenly have a peanut allergy or something and politely decline their offer... after I asked them if they had a permit to peddle in our city.

Fifteen Movies

The rules: List fifteen of your most influential MOVIES without thinking too much about them.

1.) Lethal Weapon ( the first time I laid eyes on Mel...)
2.) Wizard of Oz ( isn't it everyones? )

3.) Psycho (the first horror movie I ever watched. I was in my sister's apartment and I was like 9 or 10 years old. Scared the fricken crap outta me)

4.) A Nightmare on Elm Street (the first horror movie that I ever saw after Psycho that started the obsession with horror movies)
5.) A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 - Dream Warriors (the movie Taryn is named after)
6.) Edward Sissorhands (the movie Jason & I went to on our first date... if you could call it a date)
7.) The Wraith (I'm not sure why I chose this movie. I just love it)
8.) E.T. (again... who wasn't? But I did see it in the theater with my stepmom, one of my favorite childhood memories!)
9.) Clan of the Cave Bear (got me hook on the Earth Children's series)
10.) Girl, Interrupted (I fell in love with Angelina Jolie in this movie)
11.) Grease (again.. if you aren't, you aren't human)
12.) Bambi (it's Bambi! I love Bambi.)

13.) Who's That Girl (yeah, that Madonna movie. She had a cougar. I named my cat, Murray, after it)
14.) Alive (thats the movie Jason, Missy & I watched at our house while I was in labor with Taryn)
15.) Oliver & Company (it was the first Disney movie we bought after Taryn was born. She called it "the kitty movie". Ironically years later she insisted on a kitten we acquired to be named Oliver. She didn't really understand why she wanted him named that so bad.... )

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Cheers to all us thieves!

Sunday Stealing: The Finish The Sentence Meme

1. I've come to realize that my last kiss... kept me awake until 2am. I am no longer happy about that because I am now tired.

2. I am listening to... listening to Demon #1 telling me about all the people who went into the ER last night on Trauma Life in the ER.

3. I talk... with far too much sarcasm at times.

4. I love... everybody.

5. My best friend/s... are just about as nuts as I am.

6. My first real kiss... made me feel like I was walking on air... seriously, it did! I couldn't feel the ground as I walked away from him. But it really wasn't that great of a kiss.

7. Love is... a battlefield... wow. I can't believe thats what popped into my head.

8. Marriage is... a ticking time bomb... LOL I'm just saying what hit my head first on these.

9. Somewhere, someone is thinking... about me and missing me more than anything they ever dreamed of. I mean, who would miss me that much, right? And now, somewhere, someone is thinking I have a huge ego... LOL I don't fricken know what people are thinking, do you? If I had that gift I'd be a vampire named Edward.

10. I'll always... try to be a smartass.

11. The last time I really cried was because... my family drives me insane.

12. My cell phone... is on the dog food container.

13. When I wake up in the morning... I'm usually chipper, but because of that kiss last night I'm awful tired.

14. Before I go to bed... I let the dogs out for their last potty break.

15. Right now I am thinking about... quirky answers to this meme.

16. Babies are... wonderful little bundles for other people. I'm glad I don't have those anymore. I'll borrow my bestest friend's baby if I get some stupid fever.

17. I get on Myspace... never. I hate MySpace. I'm a Facebook junkie. Go ahead and let me prove it.... Ber's Facebook

18. Today I... have barely woken up... didn't you get that?

19. Tomorrow I will be... melting from the heat and wearing as little clothes as possible. Our first 90 + degree day.

20. I really want to be... asleep.

Friday, June 19, 2009

What does this even mean?

Dear Berleen, your Name Numerology is 7 based on below formula :


Below are the analysis result for number 7 :

MYSTIC, will become poetic, prolific and philosophical, will contemplate. ahhh yes, I am highly poetic and I have no idea what the hell prolific means. Philosophical? Maybe... and I contemplate many things. So ok... yeah, I'll go with this. I still wanna know what prolific means though.

Friendly Numbers: 8, 6, 5
Enemy Numbers: 1, 2, 9
Day: Monday well thats stupid
Color: White really?
Gem: Cat´s Eye anything to do with cats I like!
Metal: White Gold thats funny... I like it better than yellow!
Body Chemistry: Mucus (Kappha) huh? LMAO!
Karmic Lesson: Practicality I guess I've been known to be practical.
Best Suited Professions: Artists, teachers, journalists, film makers um... I'm not sure how to feel about this. Although I guess my work that I do is artistic and blogging is sorta journalistic isn't it? And I teach the demons things. Film maker? Not so much.

Compatible numbers for :
- Business: 2, 3, 6, 7
- Marriage: 2, 3, 6, 7
- Romance: 2, 3, 7, 9

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Kimber's Conspiracy Plan Ain't Gonna Work

This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by
, the number 3000 and the color grape ape.

1. Are your ears dirty?
Yeah, so what? I have a wax problem and unless you are going to stick your tongue in my ear, why do you care?

2. Would you rather be stung by a scorpion or bit by a snake? (Don't say one wants to be in pain, that's the point. Pick one.)
Either? Kimber, you dork. Can I be bit by Jake, our snake? He's bitten me before and it didn't really hurt.

3. Do loud noises make you snappish? (i.e. A loud restaurant, screaming child next to you, booming stereo from a neighbor's house?)
I'm still trying to figure out exaclty what "snappish" means. Unexpected loud fricken booms might scare the hell out of me, I guess.
Funny fact - when I was growing up loud noises would NOT wake my dad up. You could sing & dance and play the banjo in his room and he'd keep snoring away... but if you would whisper in his ear he would jump out of his skin!

4. PETA- thoughts on this org.?
I think they go overboard. Have you heard the news lately? They are pissed off that Obama killed a fly? What the hell else was he supposed to do?

5. Would you rather be the discoverer of the Loch Ness Monster or Bigfoot? (Imagination!)
Bigfoot, because apparently I'm related to him according to my husband. He's just jealous I have more hair than him. Who cares if I have hair on my toes? It keeps them warm. Jealousy, I tell ya... JEALOUSY!!!

6. When in a public toilet and it's not flushed: do you flush & use or move on to a clean one?
Move on. I make the demons go back in and flush, why would I flush a complete strangers crap?

7. Neighbors are having a noisy, party bonfire, what do you do?
Get pissed off that I wasn't fricken invited! How rude .

8. Do you play Monopoly? If so which version of the game?
I hate Monopoly. But I did buy the Disney version just because it was Disney.

9. Are you a remote hog?
Yeah right. Half the time in this house you can't find it.

10. Do you like the smell of paint?
Ha ha! I was painting Demon #2's room a couple years back... started with the primer. I finally had to get out of there because I was feeling light headed.. went out in the garage where the husband was and he busted out laughing at me - I was high as a kite!

It was comical after the fact.

11. My questions obviously suck this week. {I've had a bad week.}
So do you think Kimber should have...
~smoked pot before doing these questions? Nah... just paint Krissy's bedroom!
~drank liquid courage? if it's blackberry brandy, will you share?
~begged Berleen to do them (she's better at them anyhow)? what the hell is this crap? A conspiracy to get me to do the fricken questions every week? Think again woman!
~just piss off! I could have done better! Yeah, just piss off.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Senior Pics - she's all grown up!

My goddaughter stopped by today. I'm taking her senior pics for her this summer. It makes me feel older than dirt though... she was born the year after I graduated high school.... and here she is graduating next year!

We were brainstorming ideas for backgrounds, props and all that fun stuff. I am so excited to do this because she is the prettiest thing to ever walk this planet...

See? I wasn't making that crap up... she is fricken adorable. One of the pics she wants is her in an old rusty pickup (is she related to me or what? LOL)... I can't wait to do that one! Not to mention the fun I'll have with playing with the pictures later!!

I'm still thinking of different - unique - ideas for her pictures. (so is she) Anyone have any ideas?

Monday, June 15, 2009

600th post & Mel

This is my 600th post. Are we thrilled? I'm really not.....

Anyway. A friend of mine posted a picture of Mel in IC's picture of the day thread today... and one yesterday & today in the same type of thread over at
He didn't know... or forgot... that I was "a Mel fan". I politely informed him that I am not just a fan - I am his future wife and that, yes, the husband knew about this.
How could he forgot about my love for Mel? Seriously? He isn't much a friend I guess to forget such a valuable piece of information about me. That would be like everyone forgetting Jodi & Elvis.

But I guess I've forgiven him because he did post this picture of Mel with a kitty. It is now my desktop background.

Oh... and sorry, I suppose if you aren't a member at IC yet you can't see that thread I was talking about. I guess you'll just have to join then.

I just dont' understand why you haven't yet.

Happy Monday & Happy 600th post to me.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Useless Meme Questions Take 983

Sunday Stealing: The Blue Rene Meme

1. What thing is nearest to you ?
Duh. The laptop. Ok, technically my coffee cup is between me & the laptop, so it's closer, but I'm touching the laptop and not the coffee cup...

2. What is your ringtone ?

The Addams Family Theme Song

3. What was the last message in your inbox ?

A Google news alert for Kendra Wilkenson

4. Who is your best friend ?
Have we not gone over this before? Kimber is my best friend, but Melissa is my bestest friend.

5. What is the brand of your TV ?
Vizio or something. I'm not going to look. The husband didn't want to buy it because he'd never heard of the brand before but I argued with him because it was a lot cheaper than the Sonys & Magnavoxs.... come to find out Vizios are the top sellers right now. I love it when I prove something to him.

6. What schools did you attend?
Albany Elementary, Rockford Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Madison Middle School, then Albany Elementary again, Farming Elementary, Albany Jr High, Albany High School and finally St Cloud Technical College.

7. Do yo
u own a MP4 ?

8. What song are you listening to now ?

9. Did you kiss anybody in the past 2 days ?

of course. The husband and I gave his grandma a kiss on the cheek yesterday.

10. Have you ever kissed someone you met in the blogosphere?
um.... no.

11. What would you want to call if you weren't your current name ?
this question is fricken halarious to say out loud.

12. Would you be happy if you had everything ?
Define everything.

Define happy.

13. Are you always thinking of someone special?
No, I constantly think of people that are not special.

14. Tell us of your most desperate dream?
Desperate? As in nightmare? The sleestaks were coming after me, but Enik saved me....

15. When did you last laugh till you cried?
I don't remember, but I think it's long overdue.

16. If you had a crush, would you tell them you love him/her now ?
Ok. I have a
crush on you.

Now you gotta figure out why exactly I'm talking to.

17. If you could
be anywhere in the world now, where would you want to be ?
at the lake, fishing. Wow I really am boring, ain't I?

18. When was your heart last broken?
when I found out how bad it was at school for Demon #2 with being picked on

19. Whose birthday(s) is/are coming up?
my nephews

20. How many email accounts do you have?

3 and yes I use them all.

Friday, June 12, 2009

More Twilight Designs

I created a couple more Twilight designs for my shop. Actually a few of them I did awhile ago just hadn't put them up yet. You can see them here.