Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pass Bud a Q-tip

The TT questions are brought to you by Bud, the color of Kimber's hair(where did she go?) and thenumber 333.

1. We are changing your name. You have no choice. You get to pick it, but we must approve it. You must have a good reason. Ok, what is the name and reason?

Jane Smith. Because I want a name that nobody else has.

2. I say Shotgun, you say?

Not many serial killers use shotguns these days, not that they ever did... usually just pissed of wives who shoot their husbands junk off in their sleep. I think it's pretty sad really, the shotgun isn't used much anymore at all. Even in hunting. I guess it just doesn't get the respect it should. I don't think there was a serial killer that used a shotgun... I should check on that.

3. We are sending you away. Africa or Mexico?

Africa sounds safer for some reason.

4. When you're home alone, do you still close the door when you use the restroom?

I don't close it when people are home, why would I when I'm alone? Actually, true story, I close AND LOCK the bathroom door when I take a shower when I am home alone and I don't know why. Pyscho.

5. Berleen told me that I have to ask a mean question. Tell us about a horrible memory.

Ok WTF Bud? I did not tell you to ask a mean question. Get a QTip and get the crap outta your ears.. I said "do you want to ask meme questions?". Men.

6. What are your plans for October?

Um... I don't even know what my plans for today are yet

7. Is there anyone that you regret ever meeting ?

yes and no. I could come up with a few people but then again, if I hadn't had met them maybe I wouldn't be who I am today.

8. You have 3 months left to live, what do you do?

Live for 3 more months I guess... kind of a silly question, isn't it?

9. You wake up in an unfamiliar place, what is your first reaction?

Just like in the movies... I blink a bunch of times and say "where am I?" in a whiserpy sort of voice.

10. Your phone rings at 4am, just before you kill this person, who do you expect it would be?

My stepmom telling me something is wrong with my dad.

11. You're having a bad day, what one thing can make your day better?

Chocolate. Duh.

12. You are doing a meme written by the blogosphere's shadiest character. Is there anything else that you should be doing right now?

Not really, it's 6:55 am. I'm drinking coffee... it's the only thing important right now.

13. If money were not a problem, (and it never is, right? Yes, I stole this f$%*ing question. Sue me.) where would you like to live?

In Buds house. Just because I think it would be really boring.

Nobody cares anymore but, Why haven't you joined ICForums???
k who changed this to nobody cares anymore?? Kimber? Everybody cares... we spent the day talking about dogs on bikes and how all it takes is M&Ms to lose your virginity at 12 years old. Everyone cares about that!!!!!
Have a great day. Or not. See you next Thursday. There's that attitude again.... WTF?

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Ok FINE!!!!!!!!!!

The TT questions are brought to you by Bud, the color of Meg Ryan's Blouse and the number 33.

1. From whom did you get your last e-mail?
A google news alert about Mel. EXCLUSIVE: Mel Gibson Extortion Case Turned Over To District Attorney I never said I WASN'T obsessed....
2. What is the most recent movie that you have seen in a theater?
Twilight New Moon. And my girls are pissed that we didn't go see Eclipse this summer.
3. Have you ever seen a ghost?
Used to watch Casper all the time as a kid :)
4. Ever loved someone so much it made you cry?
Oh hell yes. Sucks, let me tell ya. I got sick of crying over his sorry ass, so I married him. Just celebrated 15 years of wedded bliss in July.
5. What are you most afraid of?
Large groups of people.
6. What do you do when you are bored?
Play Facebook games.... wow, I need a life.
7. Other than the author of this mess of a meme, whose blog are you most curious to see their answers?
All of them because Bud has this annoying habit of making me interested.
8. Name three thing from your bucket list.
1. Live to be 125
2. Meet Kimber
3. Celebrate 100 years of marriage
9. Who was the last person who complimented you on how you looked, that actually was a surprise?
The husband... because he usually doesn't.
10. Do you remember Berleen?
Some dumb bitch who used to be a blogging addict and then got burnt out. If she would have gotten her way, Thursday Thunks would have died but NOBODY WOULD LET IT!!!!!!!
11. What was the last concert that you attended where the band was much better than you imagined?
Kiss... and I guess it was what I expected.
12. What’s the next band you’re either planning to see or want to?
I'd love to see Johnny Cash, but that ain't happening.
13. What were the last things do you imagine that Kimber threw off the roof?
a purple crayon in a cup of water

Ok people, I promise I will TRY to get back into blogging. The kids are back in school so it might be doable.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Who the hell is Berleen?

After reading some of the other TT bloggers I am actually a little pissed off at myself that nobody knows me anymore. It's ridiculous. I started Thursday Thunks and nobody knows who the hell I am?

I really need to get the bug out of my ass and start blogging again...

Thursday Thunks: Special Talents

The TT questions are brought to you by Bud, the color of Judd Corizan's hair dye and the number 33.

1. Do you have any special talents? Tell us about them. According to the husband it has something to do with chrome on a trailer hitch....

2. What is your favorite sound? right now this second? It would be Kimber's voice. (but... hey... SHE'S HOME! Just waiting for her to be up to talking)

3. What was your favorite TV show as a child or teen? Little House on the Prairie and I'm not shy about admitting that one.

4. There are a lot of specialty TV networks now devoted to things like golf, gardening, shopping, game shows, sports, news and sci-fi. Do you have any favorite TV networks? Not particularly but our tv seems to be on TLC, Discovery Channel or the History Channel alot.

5. What is your guilty pleasure TV show? Wife Swap. Isnt' that sad?

6. Berleen is on the top of a mountain. How on earth did she get there and what was she doing? I'd be confused since I live hundreds of miles from any mountaintop.

7. Have you ever dreamt that you made love to someone you haven’t yet met? Of course... Mel, Toby, Trace....

8. Berleen decides to run away and join the circus. What could you imagine her performing under the big top? It better be something with the big cats or I got tricked into joining.

9. What is your favorite sci-fi movie? The ones that aren't playing.

10. What is your favorite reality show? Didn't you read the answer to #5????

11. Bud says he is on vacation. What do you think he is doing? Quilting.

12. When shopping at the grocery store, do you always return your cart? Hell no, thats what I have kids for.

13. Do you take compliments well? No. Absolutely not. I laugh in people's faces when they compliment me.

Everyone wants to know~ Why haven't you joined ICForums yet? Yeah anyway... Cricket did (again!).... and today there is a topic about some kids' pictures in the paper which I thought was really stupid. Why they took mug shots for just a loud party is beyond me. Silly newspaper.

Have a great day. See you next Thursday.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

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e. Those tapes? Um... yeah, I've heard them, have you? Listen carefully and tell me there isn't something fishy going on...

There is no crime in having a temper. If he hit her, thats a different story, but I ain't buying it just yet. There's also no crime in needing help, which he does. I'll never deny that.

Until next time....

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Thursday Thunks: It's a holiday, people!

The TT questions are brought to you by Berleen, the color of Pacific Ocean and the number that comes after 393.

So yeah, it's a holiday weekend. 4th of July... Independence Day... whatever you want to call it. What are you doing on July 5th?
Packing up from camping...
Have you ever known anyone who has been kidnapped?
Actually, no. But yesterday, 20-some years later, they have gone back to the scene of a kidnapping 15 miles from me. I hope they find closure this time.
Does wiping with newspaper make you a smartass?
Dunno. Ask Kimber. It was her question.
If someone sends you - or you stumble upon a link that will show you celebrity death photos, do you click the link?
*sigh* Yes. I'm obsessed. I can't help it.
Do you decorate your computer/laptop?
My laptop is filled with pawprint stickers, Care Bear stickers and other random stickers :)
You see Bud and his lady out walking in a park... suddenly she stops and kicks him square in the ass. What did he say to her?
Probably nothing. He just deserves a random kick in the ass occasionally.
There is a cockroach, a tarantula and a mouse in the room - which one do you kill first?
The cockroach... the mouse I'd try to catch and feed it to my snake and the tarantula can stay until someone else goes near it.
Did you know that a hay bale can start on fire by itself? Do you know how?
I didn't know this until the other day....
Kimber calls you - what is her voice like?
Depends on her mood. Usually she just sounds like Kimber.
Have you ever played Battleship?
Yes. And I could die happy if I never do again.
Days of our Lives paid tribute to Francis Reid/Alice Horton this week (Francis, the actress, died in February, Alice (the character) died last week). She was 91 years old and was portrayed as a smart, witty, funny, loving, always gave the best advice type woman. Wonderful mother, grandmother, friend... many characters (and cast members) commented on how they strive to be the type of woman she was. Is there someone in your life that you strive to be like?
My husband's grandma. She is the perfect woman. She spends every minute worrying about everyone else but herself. You have to force her to sit down to eat because she would rather make sure everyone has everything they need... she sends cards to every single grandchild and great grandchild. She's amazing.
Do you attend parades?
One goes by my house every summer... I have lots of friends & family in my yard. It's kinda fun.
If Berleen were to purchase three 10-gallon tubs of the peanut butter that they use at Dairy Queens, would you think any less of her?
I'll let you know if I decide to. I found out where to get it, but it only comes in three 1-gallon tubs. I guess I screwed up on that question, huh? And I hate to piss those off who answered you would have to roll me down the street... I don't gain weight.
If all the flowers but one kind withered and died, never to grow again, but that one kind of flower would grow worldwide forever, what would you want the surviving flower to be?
Daisies. Simple as that.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Beer sucks and Kimber... well, I don't know?

The TT questions are brought to you by Bud, the color of Atlantic Ocean and the number 3.

1. It became officially summer on Monday. What's your favorite part of winter?
When it warms up. Winter sucks. It's too cold. Not one good thing about winter... well, except it makes my hubby happy.
2. What was your worst summer vacation ever?
When I was a teenager I had to go to Washington state where my parents were. It wasn't my parents that was bad, it was just fricken boring.
3. Kimber's husband just got the dream job that he's hoped for. So a big shout out to her and Anthony! Tell us about the best job that you ever had.
The last one... when I was a front desk clerk at a Country Inn & Suites. It was fun and I loved the people!
4. Who is probably talking a load of crap about you right now?
5. An alien appears and offers you the opportunity to repeat one year of your life. You will still know everything that you know now. He explains that no matter what you do differently, when you are returned to the present nothing will have changed. What year would you pick and why?
The year before my mom died... even though I was only 7 I'd try really hard to remember every single thing about her.
6. Name three things you have on you at all times. Explain why.
My wedding rings.... clothes and... um... clothes aren't even on me at all times. Silly question, Bud. My skin & hair?
7. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it?
Thats funny.
8. If you could have everyone in the blogosphere read just one of your posts, which post would you pick and why?
All of them... they all suck equally.
9. I recently read that the music industry continues to decline at an alarming rate. In the last year it said the sales of Michael Jackson's and The Beatles' music are the only artists who sales continue to climb. The article stated that the two are holding up the industry. Have you bought a CD or mp3 of either artist recently?
I was with Demon #1 the other day when she bought Miley Cyrus' new CD does that count? Elvis isn't still selling stuff?
10. What radio ad right now do you find so annoying that you'd rather have a tooth drilled than hear it again?
Radio ads? Ohhhh thats that boring non-music time when I switch to another station that doesn't have that, huh?
11. Berleen walks into a bar on a hot Minnesota day. At the bar sits a priest, a rabbi and a minister. A ten foot duck walks into the bar right after Berleen. What drink do you think Berleen orders?
It's usually Smirnoff Ice, but last month I discovered Smirnoff lemonade. And no, I am not trying to kiss Bud's ass here.
12. There is a knock on your door. It can be anyone in the world. Who would you want it to be?
Kimber. Duh.
13. What would be the worst entertainment or sporting that you could be forced to watch?
Golf. Need I explain?

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday Stealing and... TT a few days late.

Sunday Stealing: The Just Because Meme

1. Make a list of 5 things you can see without getting up.
a computer monitor, a coffee cup, a cat, another cat and yet another cat

2. How do you style your hair? How often do you cut it?
however it falls that day

3. What are you wearing now?
shorts and a vintage snowmobile shirt

4. What's your occupation? Do you like it?
Graphic artist and yes I like it...

5. When was the last time that you took a nap? Was there a special reason?
the other day.. the reason? Cuz I was tired. Duh.

6. Who was the last person you hugged romantically?
the hubster.... duh.

8. What was the last full meal that you ate?
ok wow, now thats tough. Friday night I had a Big & Tasty from McDonalds.... before that I don't remember. I'm back to forgetting to eat. Yeah, a person can do that.

9. What was the last email that you received?

10. What one website do you always visit when you go online?

11. What was the last significant thing you bought?
a laptop for the hubster on Friday

12. What musical artist did you not get at first, but then became a fan?
can I turn this one around? I was a fan of Michael Jackson once and then I didn't get it after awhile...

13. What do you think about before you go to bed last night?
if I'm in a comfortable position on the pillow so I don't wake up with sore shoulders

14. What was the last CD you bought?
why I can remember this I don't know, but it was Trace Adkins and I bet it was 2-3 years ago

15. What is your favorite weather, and why? What's the weather like today?
Yesterdays... 90 and low humidity. Today is 60s-70s and wet.

16. If you could have a special artistic talent, what would it be?
did I mention

17. Did you watch the Idol 9 finale? If yes, what are your thoughts?
Yeah I did... my thoughts are I got goose bumps watching Bret sing with Casey.

18. What's something you'd like to say to someone right now?
"Taryn, do the dishes"... and I just did

19. Any special plans for this (holiday in the States) weekend?
not really

20. Besides your current S/O, who was the last person that you loved romantically?
that one guy....

and....... Thursday Thunks. Better late than never.

This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by Kimber, the color of Bret Michaels' bandana, and the number 8888.

1. Tomorrow you'll be thinking to yourself?
should we leave for Indiana or wait until Tuesday?

2. Where's your picket fence? around my Victorian house somewhere....

3. With a big smile on your face, you do what? watch Bastian's expressions

4. If I was to walk up to you, you'd do what? hug you and say "it's about fricken time!"

5. The list goes on and on. What list? the one I never make...

6. Does every rose have a thorn or does every thorn have a rose? I have yet to trim mine and not get poked.

7. Talk dirty to me. What kind of mop/vacuum/dust thingymabob do you use? a rag and my hands...

8. Your Mamma don't live anymore and your Daddy don't stop being a pain in my ass.

9. Ever had a suitcase packed by your feet, and if so where were you going? which time? Geez... be more specific

10. Have you ever ridden in a limousine? yeah... it's just a car.

11. I went to bed too soon and got up to a really itchy foot. Damn mosquitoes. ?

12. "And this last mile I travel with you ", to where? TO THE MOON!

Everyone wants to know~ Why haven't you joined ICForums yet?

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday Stealing: The Voice Post Meme

Cheers to all of us thieves!

Sunday Stealing: The Voice Post Meme

1) What's your middle name?
2) How old are you?
3) Where are you from? Are you living there right now?
a little town in Minnesota..... its a bit bigger than a breadbox and yes I'm still here
4) Is it cold where you are?
No... it's WONDERFUL! 83 degrees - everyone is bitching about the humidity but I love it!
5) What's the time?
3:09 in the afternoon
6) What are you wearing?
a purple & white striped tank top & jean shorts
7) What was the last thing you listened to?
the husband on the phone with his friend Paul
8) What was the last thing you ate?
an orange push-up
9) What was the last thing you watched on TV?
I Am Sam
10) What's your favorite tv show? Why?
Days of our Lives... because I want to be the last one watching
11) Quick! Find a book, or something with text on it! Flip to a random page and post the second paragraph's first sentence.
An easy way to beef up any recipe... crumble leftover meatloaf or cut roast beef into bite-size pieces, season to taste and toss into casseroles, soups and sauces.
12) What was the last movie you saw? How was it?
Aren't you listening? I Am Sam. Yes it's good... it's about the 100th time I've watched it.
13) Do YOU think you have an accent? Where do people in your country do people speak with strong accents?
Nope, everyone around here talks the same as me... yep, ya betcha they do!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?

The TT questions are brought to you by Berleen, the color of black coffee, which I need more of and the number 8,299,598,330.

This week is going to be easy... just one question. Ok, well maybe not so easy. Take each letter of the alphabet and describe something in your life... don't skip any!

A is for alive, for that is what I am.
B is for me!
C is for cat... addiction.
D is for dog.... same problem.
E is for elephant. My Demon #1 is obsessed with them. Has been all of her life. When she was little she found out that a baby elephant weighs 150lbs at birth. She would ask everyone if they knew this and when they didn't, she would say "well you're not smart". Funny how she can never remember the answer now so I get to tell her she's not smart!
F is for the word I use far too often.
G is for going to the lake - my favorite thing to do.
H is for homemade, which is what I'm trying to do more often now to help my family lose weight. If they weighed as much as a baby elephant I could go back to Hamburger Helper.
I is for ice cream covered in chocolate and peanut butter
J is for Jason, the love of my life.
K is for Kristina (Demon #2). My baby, my artist and part of what keeps my heart beating.
L is for laptop with a broken screen. Luckily the warranty is still going.
M is for... wait for it.... you know it's coming.... Mel!
N is for nothing, because I ain't got nothing for N.
O is for obsession. I have many.
P is for pickled fish... I like them.
Q is for quirky. I've been called that on occasion.
R is for rain. I love rain, especially in the form of a thunderstorm.
S is for someday I'll get to hug Kimber.
T is for Taryn (Demon #1). My first try at motherhood which was a complete joke. My fish obsessed mini-me. The other part of my beating heart.
U is for umbrella.. because everyone else said it.
V is for Victorious, a new show on Nick. It's a teenie bopper show, but I really like it. It's about a bunch of kids in an art high school... it's fun.
W is for my maiden name. I might have given it up when I took the H name, but I will always be a W in my heart.
X is for X-rated... which is thoughts I have sometimes. Doesn't everyone?
Y is for yellow. My favorite color.
is for zoo. My 2nd favorite place to be. (sorry Kimber, you expected a Kimber reference, didn't ya?)

and just a little cuteness I captured this week....

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Sunday Stealing: The Question Meme

oday we ripped this meme off a blogger named Haruechan at the blog Haruechan's Journal. She states that she took it from diek09. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time.
Sunday Stealing! Sunday Stealing: The Question Meme

01) Are you currently in a serious relationship? I guess it's pretty serious that the government considers me two people instead of one.

02) What was your dream growing up? Sleestaks were in my living room and I am hiding behind my daddy's leather chair. Enik (the good one) comes and takes me out of the house into the front lawn and there is a pylon there. True dream... had it many many times growing up.

03) What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could touch my nose with my tongue.

04) If I bought you a drink what would it be? Malibu Rum w/ pineapple juice. Or Smirnoff Ice (Raspberry please)... and I ain't just saying that for Bud either.

05) Favorite vegetable? peas

06) What was the last book you read? Breaking Dawn... yeah, the Twilight kind.

07) What zodiac sign are you? Sag

08) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where. 4 piercings in my left ear, 3 in my right. One in my belly button. A tat on my lower left leg, my ankle on my right leg and one on my right shoulder blade.

09) Worst Habit? got a light?

10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride? probably not.

11) What is your favorite sport? fishing. And yes it's a sport.

12) Do you have a Pessimistic or Optimistic attitude? shut up.

13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me? how long are we stuck for?

14) Worst thing to ever happen to you? I got a sliver once...

15) Tell me one weird fact about you. I don't make my bed until right before I get into it

16) Do you have any pets? wow seriously, have you read my blog? 2 dogs, 4 cats and a snake... and some fish.

17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly? Would you want me to bake cookies?

18) What was your first impression of me? Who the hell are you?

19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary? Have you fricken seen "It"?

20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be? Less wrinkles

21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience? I'll just help you hide the body

22) What color eyes do you have? puppy dog brown... you know how nobody can resist a puppy? Yep, I've learned to use this color eyes. And they think blondes have all the fun...

23) Ever been arrested? No.

24) Bottle or can soda? Soda? Oh, you mean pop! Depends. Mnt Dew is only good out of a bottle, but Sunkist is only good out of a can.

25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it? pay of my loan

26) What's your favorite place to hang out at? the lowest branch of the tree because I'm scared of heights.

27) Do you believe in ghosts? Do they believe in me... thats what I've always wanted to know.

28) Favorite thing to do in your spare time? pull wings off of flies.

29) Do you swear a lot? are a bunch of sailors called seamen?

30) Biggest pet peeve? people that call a leopard a tiger.

31) In one word, how would you describe yourself? pink

32) Do you believe/appreciate romance? Wow. Two separate words there.

33) Favorite and least favorite food? Chocolate - Green Olives

34) Do you believe in God? Which god are you speaking about? I believe in something, but I don't even know what in the hell it is. I also believe in worshiping the trees & grass because without them, we wouldn't be here.

35) Will you join us this week for Wednesday Wickedness? (Bud has on a mission to make this Wednesday's most popular meme. Please play this week so I can stop promoting it.) No. And the only reason I say this is because at the end of Thursday Thunks we constantly invite people to InsanityCafe and nobody comes so fuck you.

Friday, April 30, 2010

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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The TT questions are brought to you by Bud, the color of KC's hair and the number 33.

1. Robins have red breasts. Why are their eggs blue?
Dunno... I think they should be yellow.

2. The doorbell buzzes at the same moment the phone rings. Who was on the phone?
Hopefully my sister... been trying to get a hold of her all fricken morning. WOMAN ANSWER YOUR PHONE!

3. It seems that there are several very popular memes each day of the week. Which meme did you first become a regular of?
Wordless Wednesday I think... which I don't do anymore. Heck, I don't even know if it's even around.

4. It is about time that Berleen and Kimber meet in person. Should we start a collection to fly one of them to the other, or just hope Thom's bus and get from Hawaii to Kimber in Arizona and take her to Berleen in Minnesota?
Hope or hop? I think everyone should come to Minnesota... it's nice here.

5. Tell us about your pets. Do you have one that you wish would run away?
Chico. After how many years of this idiot wearing a diaper because he can't figure out not to piss in the house - I wouldn't miss him very much.

6. What was the last thing colored red that you wore?
Probably my t-shirt that I wore sometime last week.

7. I have a train that runs by where I live several times a day. I actually find it peaceful. What's the longest journey that you have taken by train?
Minnesota to Washington & back again. Never again.

8. If Kimber threw a five dollar bill off a building that was five stories high, and Berleen threw a twenty off a build that was six stories high, who do you think would find the money?
Me. I wouldn't throw it. Thats a half a carton of cigs right there.

9. If reincarnation really happens, whose life would you like to know that you have already led?
Eve. Because I'm that special.

10. What are your three favorite possessions?
I'll say my kids because, well I guess I can be a good mom today. Letters from my aunts and my husband's heart.

11. A lot of people still believe that Elvis is alive. Have you ever worn blue suede shoes?
Those things actually exist? I thought it was just a song.

12. Do you have siblings? If yes, are you anything alike?
I've got 4. I guess I have something in common with each one... it's weird how all of a sudden I will catch myself sounding exactly like my sister though. Even other people have noticed it.

13. Has anyone ever asked you to strip naked and cluck like a chicken?
No, but I just about spit coffee all over my laptop when I read that one.

Monday, April 26, 2010

What are your fears?

What are your fears?

Welcome to Monday Mayhem. Today's meme is What are your fears. For each prompt, list your fears. And for goodness sakes, don't be fearful of visiting the other participants!

Have Fun.

  1. What are your fears about waking up in the morning? not waking up...
  2. What are your fears about working? well, in my line of work, which is graphic design and owning online shops ( my fear is that my designs suck and nobody will buy them...
  3. What are your fears about riding the bus? First off I'd be afraid of why I was on a bus and then I'd wonder what would happen if the bus went under 50mph.
  4. What are your fears about driving a car? oh cripes. What aren't my fears? Is the tire going to go flat.. is it running too warm... what if a deer jumps out... what if this bridge I'm crossing collapses (whew... I'm over it)... what if I crash and nobody knows.... what if I get pulled over, did I put the new insurance card in.... what if when I get there I can't find the place or a place to park..... You don't want to be in my head when I'm driving a car.
  5. What are your fears about riding a bike? That I forgot how
  6. What are your fears about making your own meal? that it will suck? LOL
  7. What are your fears about making a meal for others? that they'll hate it. Simple as that.
  8. What are your fears about romance? How can you fear romance?
  9. What are your fears about friendship? that they will end.
  10. What are your fears about entering a public restroom? Oh now there's another one.... the list is endless.
  11. What are your fears about using a public restroom? same as above I suppose. Maybe a fear that I'll fart?
  12. What are your fears about being in crowds? exactly.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

And a fandom is what....?????

Cheers to all of us thieves!

Sunday Stealing: The Fandom Meme

Rules: We all are fans. Be it Star Trek or Twilight, you are a fan of something. Pick a subject, book, TV or movie series. Now tell us all about it! Does it have to be all about the same one? If it does, well... too bad.

1. The first character I fell in love with: Bo Duke. I was a preteen with a huge crush... and I was crushed to find out that he was doing a Christmas special in Sun Valley, Idaho when we lived out there and my parents wouldn't take me to see him! He was, and still is, the only blonde that I admit to being in love with. There was just something about the way he slid across that car.....
... and then I found out he could sing! I was hooked.

2. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now: Carly from iCarly. Teenage show, I know, but I get stuck watching them. I hated that show & the character when it first came out... I even hated her on Drake & Josh. But she grew on me and now I really like her. I guess I wouldn't say love, but thats the first character that came to mind.

3. The character I would shag anytime: Did I mention Bo Duke? Ok, well... how about Martin Riggs from Lethal Weapon???

4. The character I'd slap: any one of those stupid bimbos who goes looking at what that sound is when they know a psycho killer is on the loose in horror movies.

5. Who are my 3 favorite characters. Ayla from Clan of the Cave Bear, Laura from Little House on the Prairie and Mr. Snuffalupagus from Sesame Street.

6. What are my 3 favorite pairings. Ayla & Jondalar in Valley of the Horses (they have some wild sex in those books!).... Melanie & Jake in Sweet Home Alabama (how could you divorce Jake? Seriously?) .... and I have to go with Noah & Allie in the Notebook - everyone needs a love story like that one!

7. Which character I'm most like. Wow. Um... can someone else answer this for me? I'm just not sure.

8. The coolest thing about the canon: What????

9. The lamest crappiest thing about the canon: Huh?????

10. My guiltiest pleasure in this fandom: What the hell is a fandom? Cripes, spellcheck doesn't even know!

11. What story I wish I could read (or art I wish I could see) The autobiography of my mom, which was never written.

12. What story I wish I had written/still want to write The husband & my love story. Someday I'll write it down in book form.

Friday, April 23, 2010

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Hi. How are ya?

Hi. I'm popping into this world of blogging to say that. I've been a stranger, that I know. Just far too much going on! It's a busy time in the world of what I do for income - With Mom's Day and Daddy's Day coming up, it's unbelievable how many people think their parents want a t-shirt or a coffee mug. But hey, it pays the bills so keep shopping!

I did realize yesterday that I screwed up this year. I've got all my bulbs & seeds planted at home and out at the lake. All of a sudden yesterday I thought about it - all the back of the seed & bulb packets say "May-June" for planting in Minnesota. What month is it? It ain't May. WTF was I doing? Luckily for me, it warm, which is probably why I jumped the gun. Maybe I'll just have early blooms.

Demon #1 joined drama this year... so for the past few weeks she has been living in the Little Theater at school (thats what it's called... hey, I didn't name it) rehearsing for "Oklahoma!". She didn't get a big part, just one line. Friday night is the opening show and it runs all weekend. It will be nice to see her again next week... I hate to admit it, but I've kinda missed her.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

The Photogenic Little Crapper

Sebastian is the most photogenic cat I've ever had!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

April Fools - I did the meme!

This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by Kimber, the color of cooked crab, and the number 544.

1. It's the first of April, do you play April Fool's jokes on anyone? a couple years ago I told all the members on my forum that I was closing it down. It took them half the day to figure out what day it was.

2. Do you like to eat sardines?no, do you?

3. Have you ever played racketball? Thats with a racket, right? I think we played it in phy ed once.

4. If eating at a fast food joint that has a dollar menu, do you order a bunch of different dollar items or just go ahead and get a regular meal? dollar menu baby... but we still walk out $20 poorer

5. Have you ever taken a brand new pencil and sharpened it in an electric sharper until it was almost gone just because you were bored? can't say that I have... I don't even know if I've ever used an electric one.

6. Do you have any old broken computers still sitting around your home? a closet full of them, but I talked the husband out of the 2 monitors in there - garage sale!

7. Ricky Martin came out this week stating he is gay. Were you shocked, had a feeling, "who?" or just didn't care? huh?

8. If marijuana is legalized, do you think it should have a luxury tax added onto it? I think there will anyway... this is the US afterall. Any country that can put a tax on tanning will be tax on anything.

9. What's the oddest thing you have sitting on your computer desk right now or where ever it is you may be sitting with a laptop (you could be sitting at a Starbucks with an alien from Mars for all we know)? oddest? um.... an empty jolly rancher wrapper that nobody threw away

10. Have you ever bumped into a former lover and found out they were now gay or straight depending on your relationship with them? um... no.

11. Have you ever held a tarantula? yes. And I was ok with it until it's leg moved

12. Shower- curtain, door, walk-in, or do you just roll around in the dirt to get the stink off? What the sam hell are you talking about Kimberella? I shower in the yard with the garden hose.

13. Which commercial is the most annoying to you on TV or radio? the caveman commercials... they are just stupid now. At first it was funny but the 2nd time around? Not so much.

A random blog post.

Yeah, I'm still alive. Just been busy. So something thats been on my mind...

I'm really out of the loop on babies with my baby being 14 in May. I had my little quirks, but I was still a real laid back mom. Someone asked me if I wanted a changing table and I laughed and said "I have one! The living room floor!". I never had a diaper pail either. My oldest had her first taste of mashed potatoes & cranberries at 2 months... her first taste of peanut butter probably around the same time. I started feeding her cereal soon after that. My youngest I started on cereal at about a month and she had tastes of everything as I ate things. If I didn't wear a coat, they didn't. If I didn't think I needed a hat, they didn't.

I know a lot of things have changed in almost 15 years, but I really am amazed at some of the things that I hear from moms of little ones now. I seriously never heard of sterilizing a bottle until today. My youngest took a pacifier until she was about 2 1/2... I don't think I EVER did anything but rinse it off on occasion. Know what made her stop using it? We had a puppy that got a hold of it and chewed the end of the nipple part off and left it lay on the floor. I watched Krissy walk up to it later on, pick it up and stick it in her mouth. She pulled it out of her mouth, looked at the end bitten off, threw it back on the ground and never picked it up again.

Now, let me tell you my one dumb mommy move. When Taryn, my oldest, was born I breastfed her. I couldn't believe how much she ate! At night she would nurse for about 1/2 hour, fall asleep, but as soon as I'd move to go put her in her crib she'd wake up and start eating again. Some nights she ate for a good three hours! It took me a good 3 or 4 months before I figured out why that kid never took a manufactured pacifier. Mom, your a dumbass.

And sleeping.... oh I listened to the doctor and laid her on her back to sleep. Even tried her side. The kid wouldn't sleep for more than an hour or two at a time. My sister (10 years older than me) was watching her one day when she was about 4 months old and when I got home Taryn was laying on the kitchen table... ON HER TUMMY... sleeping. I just about had a heart attack. Then I found out that she had been sleeping almost the entire time we were gone... 5 hours! I put that kid on her tummy that night in her crib and got my first 7 hours of sleep since the day before delivery. To this day she's a tummy sleeper.

My kids shared a bassinet and a crib with a cat, crawled all over dogs, chewed on their ears and sucked on their nose. They used a walker that had wheels, they ate dirt off the floor and sometimes food that fell on the floor.

My point to all this? There really isn't one. But I do enjoy the mommy blogs & message board posts, but let me warn you... some I laugh at, some I roll my eyes at and some I sympathize with. As much as I want to reply and say how I did things way back when... I know you all would think I need to go into a loony bin!

Maybe this is my way to say that its ok.. they all grow up just fine. Mine sure did... outside of their thyroid conditions, they rarely get sick. But really, sit back and enjoy them because from someone who is dealing with teenagers - I'd love to go back to those nervous baby years and pay just a little bit more attention to the little stuff and even less about the stuff that really isn't going to matter years down the road. My oldest just walked through the kitchen and I am pretty sure she was never affected by that junebug she ate when she was a year old...

Wait. I wonder if the junebug stole her common sense on the way down her throat.... that could explain a lot!

Monday, March 01, 2010

1 In 4 Parents Believe Vaccine-Autism Link - Health News Story - WKMG Orlando

1 In 4 Parents Believe Vaccine-Autism Link - Health News Story - WKMG Orlando

One in four U.S. parents believes some vaccines cause autism in healthy children, but even many of those worried about vaccine risks think their children should be vaccinated.

Most parents continue to follow the advice of their children's doctors, according to a study based on a survey of 1,552 parents. Extensive research has found no connection between autism and vaccines.

"Nine out of 10 parents believe that vaccination is a good way to prevent diseases for their children," said lead author Dr. Gary Freed of the University of Michigan. "Luckily their concerns don't outweigh their decision to get vaccines so their children can be protected from life-threatening illnesses."

In 2008, unvaccinated school-age children contributed to measles outbreaks in California, Illinois, Washington, Arizona and New York, said Dr. Melinda Wharton of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Thirteen percent of the 140 who got sick that year were hospitalized.

"It's fortunate that everybody recovered," Wharton said, noting that measles can be deadly. "If we don't vaccinate, these diseases will come back."

Fear of a vaccine-autism connection stems from a flawed and speculative 1998 study that recently was retracted by a British medical journal. The retraction came after a council that regulates Britain's doctors ruled the study's author acted dishonestly and unethically.

The new study is based on a University of Michigan survey of parents a year ago, long before the retraction of the 1998 study. However, much has been written about research that has failed to find a link between vaccines and autism. Mainstream advocacy groups like Autism Speaks strongly encourage parents to vaccinate their children.

"Now that it's been shown to be an outright fraud, maybe it will convince more parents that this should not be a concern," said Freed, whose study appears in the April issue of Pediatrics, released Monday.

Some doctors are taking a tough stand, asking vaccine-refusing parents to find other doctors and calling such parents "selfish."

A statement from a group practice near Philadelphia outlines its doctors' adamant support for government recommended vaccines and their belief that "vaccines do not cause autism or other developmental disabilities."

"Furthermore, by not vaccinating your child you are taking selfish advantage of thousands of other who do vaccinate their children ... We feel such an attitude to be self-centered and unacceptable," the statement says, urging those who "absolutely refuse" vaccines to find another physician.

"We call it the manifesto," said Dr. Bradley Dyer of All Star Pediatrics in Lionville, Pa.

Dozens of doctors have asked to distribute the statement, Dyer said, and only a handful of parents have taken their children elsewhere.

"Parents have said, 'Thank you for saying that. We feel much better about it,'" Dyer said.

The new study is based on an online survey of parents with children 17 and younger. It used a sample from a randomly selected pool of nationally representative participants. Households were given Internet access if they didn't already have it to make sure families of all incomes were included. Vaccines weren't mentioned in the survey invitation and vaccine questions were among others on unrelated topics.

Twenty-five percent of the parents said they agreed "some vaccines cause autism in healthy children." Among mothers, 29 percent agreed with that statement; among fathers, it was 17 percent.

Nearly 12 percent of the parents said they'd refused a vaccine for their children that a doctor recommended. Of those, 56 percent said they'd refused the relatively new vaccine against human papillomavirus, or HPV, which can cause cervical cancer. Others refused vaccines against meningococcal disease (32 percent), chickenpox (32 percent) and measles-mumps-rubella (18 percent).

Parents who refused the HPV vaccine, recommended for girls since 2006, cited various reasons.

Parents who refused the MMR vaccine, the shot most feared for its spurious autism link, said they'd read or heard about problems with it or felt its risks were too great.

The findings will help doctors craft better ways to talk with parents, said Dr. Gary S. Marshall of the University of Louisville School of Medicine and author of a vaccine handbook for doctors.

"For our children's sake, we have to think like scientists," said Marshall, who was not involved in the new study. "We need to do a better job presenting the data so parents understand how scientists have reached this conclusion that vaccines don't cause autism."

I'm on the fence about the autism link, but I do think there is something going on with all the vaccines. There are more kids sick, more allergies and just more everything. I think I might have been one of those non-vaccinating or limited-vaccinating parents had I known then what I know now. I haven't seen any major things with my relatively healthy kids, but I do wonder sometimes about their thyroid disorders and their obesity if there isn't some link between that and something that we do now vs what people did then. The allergies is what really gets me though - why are there so many of them now? My kids are not allergic to anything (besides one having severe reactions to horseflies) and the only thing I know I did different than parents do now (and then) is they ate everything from birth on. Tastes of peanut butter, mashed potatoes, sips of milk... all in the first few months of their life.
There has to be some sort of link to the autism, but I also wonder how many misdiagnosis are going on. Everyone knows how much doctors (and some parents) love labels.

This is also being discussed on the InsanityCafe Forums -

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Crappy TT Questions & Answers

This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by Berleen, the color of blood, and the number negative 18.

1. Kimber is freaking out because I didn't get the TT done yesterday. I had a busy day. Will you ever forgive me? Yes I forgive myself. Today is Thursday.

2. So this weekend is Valentine's Day. When you think of yourself and this love-filled holiday, what is biggest memory? The first one that pops into my mind is the $85 roses that the husband brought home quite a few years ago. He got his ass chewed.

3. Pajama pants. Who knew it could have so many fricken opinions. (Seriously... if you don't believe me) Would you... do you... could you wear PJ pants to a store? I wear 'em and I'm proud of it. Even my leopard print ones. They are my favorite.

4. I'm gonna give you one of those big heart candy boxes on Sunday. Are you an expert at chocolate candies and already know whats inside them all or will you just take whichever one and enjoy it no matter what is inside or are you one of those people who sticks their finger in the bottom of the candy to see what the filling is then puts it back if you don't like it? I poke them. I hate biting into something that I don't like and I hate surprises.

5. Scented Candles - whats your favorite? Clean laundry scents.... I hate the fruity ones.

6. Snow sucks. We've mostly all been hit. What kind of snow shovel do you have? (The rest of you who live in sunny no-snow places... tell me your favorite sunscreen brand) We have a old metal orange one that is the best. We bought a new one last year but everyone hates it because the snow slides off before you get it to wear you want it to go. And the old reliable scoop shovel.

7. The first thing I thought of this morning when I woke up was "Oh crap. Kimber's gonna be pissed...." then I had a whole bunch of good ideas for questions to ask. Now I can't remember them. Do you keep a notebook next to your bed for times like that? Obviously not or the questions would have been better.

8. Have you ever seen a groundhog in real, you can touch it and it will bite you, life? Nope I haven't. I'm not even sure they are real. It's a robot, isn't it?

9. Is there any key on your keyboard that is starting to wear off? Which one is it? Strangely my H & N key, which I don't think I use more than any others.

10. Do you think Kimber should move to Minnesota and take long walks in the snow with Berleen? Yes, but I've always thought that.

Wow. Those questions sucked. Yes they did.

Kimber wants to know~ Why haven't you joined ICForums yet? A fellow blogger followed her last week.... wonder who it will be this week. I dunno but I love who joined up last week! You know who you are ♥

In other news... The husband's sister had this little boy kitty - a dark tiger tabby. He's kinda stuck in kitten size because she thinks the dog stunted his growth. He sits and lets their german shepard chew on him... to the point that he's had punctures in his neck. He just lays there and lets her chew!! He wheezes but there really seems to be nothing wrong with him.
Jason went out there the other night and his sister was trying to get him to take him home... I said "awwwww" in my whiney little voice when he told me and he said "go get him". I bounced the idea through my head overnight... 4 cats? Do I need that many? But dammit, the husband never cares about animals, so it made me keep thinking that I really should go get this cat.
The husband told me to make an appointment at the vet... take him in and see whats wrong with him before I even bring him home. Well.... He has severe ear mites so he's away from the rest of the critters for a month. He has an upper respiratory infection and is on meds. He's only 2.3lbs. His testicles haven't dropped yet and he's a year old. He isn't getting any vax until he's better. His ears are scarred from frostbite - my sis 'n law would find him curled up in the snow sleeping with ice & snowballs all over him.

We are now a family with 4 cats.

Meet Sebastian.

Sebastian didn't use the litterbox all night (he's living in Demon #2's room for a month). He was an outside cat, so has never seen one. I had a brainstorm - I took some of the other cats poop out of one of our other littlerboxes and put it in his. 15 minutes later I checked - he had used the litterbox. That was easy.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

R.I.P. Mrs H - Frances Reid/Alice Horton

Frances Reid has passed at 93, Reid played Alice Horton on Days of Our Lives, a role she played from November 1965 to December 26 2007 .Reid starred on broadway in the 1930's in Where's There A Will at the John Golden Theatre, She begin tv soaps, joining As the World Turns as Grace Baker in the 1950s, then went on to Days of Our Lives.
As a long time Days fan I am saddened to hear this news this morning. We all knew it was coming... she hasn't been seen on the show for a long time, but there was always that bit of hope that she would be at the Horton Christmas or a wedding....

PJ pants? Where can I get another pair?

Something I read this morning really ticked me off. Check out this blog/article: Should Moms Wear Pajamas to the Store

Bits & pieces:
So wrong, in fact, that Tesco, a giant grocery chain in the UK, has actually had to enact an official store policy banning patrons wearing slippers and/or nightwear.
and this....
For heaven’s sakes, moms, have some pride! I don’t actually care so much about what the other shoppers are thinking: Is a mother in her flannels really a lot worse than Britney Spears prancing through Target half-naked, in an outfit consisting mainly of flip-flops, cut-offs and a Starbucks cup? The problem is a matter of self-respect. How can you take yourself, and what you do in life, seriously, if you don’t think you’re important enough to even bother getting dressed in the morning?
and that...
So far, no U.S. stores have followed in Tesco’s footsteps. But there are a number of people here who wouldn’t mind that happening. One Internet comment urged Walmart to impose the same rule. Added another, “I hope America adapts this ASAP.”
Ok wow. Get a life. Someone actually gives a crap if someone else wears PJ bottoms to a store? Are you the fricken fashion police? I can sit here and pick out a lot more "outfits" that should be banned from stores and none of them include PJ pants.
Now what I find incredibly wrong about this whole thing is that people don't seem to blink an eye about trying to get major chains to do this! What country do we live in again? You want a store to tell you what kind of pants you can wear? What if my PJ pants don't have bears or cupcakes on them? What if they are a solid color? Are you going to check my tag at the door? Feel the fabric to see if it's flannel? If I get hauled out because I'm wearing a pair of PJ pants what about the woman who walks in with all her cleavage hanging out? Or the guy with so many holes in his jeans you can see what brand of boxers he's wearing? And of course there is my personal favorite... the farmer who had to stop and get some milk and you can smell him when he walks in the door because he's been around cow shit all morning.
People need to really sit back and think about the word "freedom" before they start flapping their jaws about what other people do.
I work at home for a number of reasons, but one of them is because I like working in PJ pants. Are they clean? Yes. Am I clean? Yes. Hell, I even have makeup on... it's really helps bring out the color of the purple teddy bears on my pants. If I need to run up to the store, the last thing I'm worried about is some holier than thou mom thinking that my choice of clothing is wrong. My ass is covered... get over it.
And... yes there's more. Slippers. My favorite pair of slippers are moccasin like. They are slippers in every sense, but I wear them everywhere. To the store, on the short walk to my parents house... how the hell does anyone know if they are slippers or not? And I really don't give a shit if the woman behind me at the checkout has big floppy bunny slippers. I bet her feet are warm.

Ok thank you. I'm done now. Leave me and my PJ pants alone. I think these moms are just jealous because my ass looks better in PJ pants than theirs does...

This was brought up at IC Forums, too. Seems like I hang around with the right crowd.