Friday, October 30, 2009

Whats Berleen been doing?

So obviously I havent been blogging much...I've been working! Time to get that Christmas shopping done and I'm hoping your find one of my stores to do it in! Yep, thats as shamless as a plug can get. Word of mouth is the best form of advertising and blogs are the closest thing to mouths on web! So forgive me if I share some of my recent work with ya...
Buck Princess shirt
Buck Princess by HookLineNSinker

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Halloweeny TT

This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by Berleen, the color Blood red and the number 31.

1. So Halloween is this weekend, if you haven't heard. Are you gonna open your doors up or not?
Of course. I think Demon #1 and her bff are handing out candy.
2. You better open 'em cuz I'm coming... what are you putting in my treat bag?
M&M's, Payday and Butterfingers. And blow pops for those with peanut allergies.
3. Since October is the bestest month for television (well for cable & dish subscribers it is) and there is a horror movie on at any given time of the day - are you sick of them yet?
Absolutely not!
4. Which one of those movies can you watch over & over again?
Almost all of them...
5. Tell us about a Halloween scare you've had....

When I was TorT'ing with a friend and we saw this scarecrow laying in the yard... then it jumped up and chased us.
6. Did you watch the old Casper cartoons when you were a youngin? Well, back then they weren't old I suppose, but I'm sure you still understand my question.
I loved Casper :)
7. Have you ever found a four-leaf clover?
8. Haunted Houses... you know, the kinds you pay to get in and they chase you with chainsaws and severed heads.... do you like 'em?
No. But I go to them anyway LOL
9. Do you use cute cartoon type wrapping paper for Christmas presents or the not cutesy paper? Or are you one of those gift card and/or gift bag people?
Cute snowmen, cute santas and fuzzy critters.
10. How long do boiled eggs need to stay in the boiling water before they become hard boiled eggs?
Ok so far from what I read, nobody actually caught this one. Hard boiled eggs can't not become hard boiled eggs.
11. Jason is coming in through your front door... Freddy is coming through your back door... zombies are at every window of the house and Norman Bates is calling to invite you to dinner... what do you do?
I run to Jason, of course... my hubby will always save me. :)
12. Did you know that the scariest part of Halloween is giving all of your Reeses Peanut Butter Cups away?
Yep and thats why the bags of them I bought don't go into the hand-out bowl.
13a. If you were to play a part of a haunted house (not the ghosts in the attic kind), what would you want to be?
a witch
13b. Have you ever played a part in a haunted house?
Yeah, a couple friends of mine and myself were in a G-rated haunted house at the elementary school. James & Chris were mad scientists and I was who they were experimenting on.
14. If Thursday Thunks had a Halloween party, what do you think Kimber & Berleen would come dressed as?
Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb?
15. Do you cook a turkey for Thanksgiving?
16. Have you ever read a book that scared the pants off of you?
Stephen King's Pet Semetary - ok well, it helped that when I finished the book I was on Church Ave next to a cemetery - that was weird.
17. Whats the predicted high temperature for today?
18. Have you ever howled at the moon?
You ain't lived until you do...
19.You are in an alley and a werewolf and a vampire are coming at you - one of them has to win. Which one do you want to bite you?

I'll go for the wolf... at least he's nice & warm & furry.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

MN Homegrown November Band Of The Month

MN Homegrown November Band Of The Month - Click on the link below... find that name and vote! I've got some relatives in the band and they need your votes!!!

Solution 13

It only takes a second!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Dog's Purpose

A Dog's Purpose - (from a 6-year-old).

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker 's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.

Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ''I know why.''

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try and live.

He said,''People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?'' The Six-year-old continued, ''Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.''

Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:

When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.
Take naps.
Stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play daily.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass..
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
Be loyal.
Never pretend to be something you're not.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.

Talk about fricken guilt

Welcome to the October 22nd 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
Kimber, the number 70, and the color mellow.

1. If you were to start a meme (or a second or third), what would you call it and what day would you pick?
Sunday Sarcasm... and I'd have it on Sunday to compete with Bud.

2. When a celebrity endorses a product, do you really believe they like it/use it?
Probably not. But I really don't care if they do or not.

3. Why don't zombies ever just eat each other?
Um... because they want blood? Ask a zombie, not me!

4. If you were an elephant, would you rather roam free or be in a zoo?
I don't wanna be an elephant. I don't wanna be a chicken. I don't wanna be a duck so I shake my butt.

5. The doorbell rings on October 31st, do you answer it?

6. If you see a piece of paper on the ground while out & about, do you pick it up? If so, do you look to see what it is?
Not unless it's green.

7. If Jon Gosselin and Octomom got married and then their own reality show, do you think she would try to get pregnant again for better ratings?
LOL I bet she would!

8. If Thursday Thunks was to be put on hold or quit completely, would you be sad?
OMG! Fine... I'll come back. Geez you are a whiner. I don't like the thought of having people after me - it scares me. I'll do next weeks and it will be lame. But I'll do it. I'll do next weeks - but I'm warning you - it's gonna be Halloween themed.... in a Thunks fashion, of course.
I take that back... I'll come back if Kimber promises to return my fricken phone call this week.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

I told you I'm taking a break from memes....

Cheers to all us thieves!

Sunday Stealing: The Magical Mystery Tour Meme

1. Is there anybody you just wish would fall off the planet?
Does that mean they would get sucked out into space and die a horrible death? Then no, not really. I wouldn't even wish that on my ex.
2. How do you flush the toilet in public?
Um excuse me, but why is the toilet in public? Wouldn't it be in the privacy (coughbullshitcough) of a public bathroom?
Anyway, I was born with a steel bladder - at least thats what the husband calls is - so I never have to use public toilets.
3. Do you wear your seatbelt in the car?
*sigh* yes. Ever since that stupid law went into effect. I still leave it off occasionally when I'm just driving around town... I mean, why put it on only to take it off in 3 minutes?
4. Do you have a crush on someone?
Wouldn't you like to know?
5. Name one thing you worry about running out of.
Don't laugh... you already know the answer.... peanut butter cups. It's like the end of the world when the bag is empty and there is no back up.
6. What famous person do you (or other people) think you resemble?
I have no clue.
7. What is your favourite pizza topping?
I have no "one" favorite... it has to have a whole bunch of stuff on it before I'll eat it.
8. Do you crack your knuckles?
all the time
9. What song do you hate the most?
Haven't we been over this? Drive by the Cars. And not for the song itself... just that The Cars came out with a song called Drive. It's stupid.
10. Did just mentioning that song make it get stuck in your head?
Nope, because I haven't heard the song in years and I can't think of how it goes.
11. What are your super powers?
I can break hearts faster than a speeding bullet....
12. Peppermint or spearmint?
Aeren't they sorta the same thing?
13. Where are your car keys?
Um... I think they are by the washer.
14. Last song you listened to?
Whatever was on the radio yesterday. I remember hearing She Thinks My Tractors Sexy, but not sure if it was the last song or not.
15. What's your most annoying habit?
Saying I'm going to take a break from memes and then keep doing them.
16. Where did you last go on vacation?
17. What is your best physical feature?
my big muscle husband when I'm holding his hand.
18. What CD is closest to you right now?
a CD with all my graphics on them
19. What 3 things can always be found in your refrigerator?
tortillas, chocolate syrup and a light bulb
20. What superstition do you believe/practice?
I don't know, it's hard to figure out what I do for superstition and what I just do because I have a mental problem.
21. What colour are your bed sheets?
dark blue at the moment, but my leopard print flannel ones are going on there real soon.
22. Would you rather be a fish or a bird?
a bird. I hate being underwater.
23. Last thing you broke?
the bubbler for the fish tank. I was trying to save our catfish - he got stuck in a hole.
24. What are you having to eat tonight?
something with hamburger.
25. What colour shirt are you wearing?
a satin leopard print night shirt that the demons got me for Christmas last year
26. If you could be doing anything else today, what would you rather be doing?
driving to the lottery claims office
27. Do security cameras make you nervous?
28. If you wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
This is not your life
29. Last time you went to a cemetery?
Well if that doesn't make me feel guilty. It's been a couple months. I wonder if my mom is pissed off yet.
30. Last concert you went to?
31. Favourite musician(s)/bands you've seen in concert?
32. Next concert you're planning to attend?
no plans...
33. Do you talk to yourself?
No. I talk to the voices.
34. Have you ever adopted or purchased a pet?
Nice question....
35. Have you ever been present when an animal is being born?
Yep. Puppies & kittens.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Thrusday Thunks... because Kimber is rocking at it.

~This week we will answer questions from the Thunkers themselves. All questions were copied and pasted directly from the blogs. We will continue thunkers questions next week so if we haven't used your question yet... we will!~

1. Bud- What type of meme question is the hardest?
All of them. To figure out if you want to answer seriously or not-s0-serious.

2. Smart Cent's Mom- If you could be any person living or dead, who would you be?
Ok I'm stuck on Thom's answer.... why would I want to be dead? But for a serious answer... I'd want to be my oldest brother because he got to spend the most years with my mom before she died.
3. Thom- You accidentally bumb into someone at a store and you apologize. The person you bumped into says no problem and you notice food stuck in their teeth. What do you do?
Am I supposed to be entitled to? I usually don't look people in the mouth, so I probably wouldn't notice anyway.
4. Captured Memories- "Do you ever shed a tear when you poop?"
Not that I can remember, but I do remember Demon #1 holding onto me for dear life when she was about 2 years old... crying & screaming because it hurt so bad. Its amazing what a mom will do to relieve their baby's pain. For those of you who don't know... yes, you can help another person pass a bowel movement.
5. Mejis- If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, it's still a tree, right?
It's probably a critter killer considering a stupid squirrel or raccoon didn't get out of the way quick enough.
6. Tosin- What is something you have said to someone that you wish you could take back?
"Lets get married"
7. Annie's home- not feeling very creative here so I will ask if you were in the Big Brother house how would you play the game?
I'd have to read the rules first...
8. Meandering Matt- Mac (which is still a PC (personal computer) in my opinion) or PC (Microsoft)?
PC. I'm comfortable with it.
9. Living Dead Nurse- Do you think Jay Leno’s show should be cancelled?
Is it really that good to be on every night? Maybe I should watch and find out.
36C... I'm just hoping you could borrow me some of those expensive bras.
11. And finally one by Kimber (just so you don't think I am too lazy)- There is a rattlesnake living behind the warehouse my husband's company just moved into, tarantulas in our side yard, scorpions all around at night and coyotes howling and running down the street in front of our house. So what color sheets will you want on your bed when you come to visit me?
Sky Blue Pink. But I know I'd end up on the couch anyway because I ain't sleeping with you & Tony and I don't think there is enough room in Wednesday's bed for me.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Stuck inside

Today we were supposed to be going to a snowmobile drag race/get together... we were gonna bring the camper and stay the weekend. This head cold/borderline flu bug has finally snuck up on me. Why does mom always seem to be the last one to get it? I've always been amazed by that. I spend all the time taking care of the demons and the husband and then when they are pretty much in the clear, it's like my body says ok time for you now.
The husband and Demon #2 still went today.... they aren't camping it though. It's only supposed to get to a high of 50 today (if we're lucky) and it's gonna be rainy off and on all day. And windy. Not a good day. But you know those die hard snowmobilers - even when there is no snow, they still won't stay home.