Saturday, February 28, 2009

Intellectual Conversation

Sadly, it is the smartest thing I've heard all day... and yes... she's 22 months old!
Me: Lets get a panty on.
O.C.: Nooooo
Me: yeesss... you need a panty
O.C.: Nooooo
Me: C'mon, you need a panty
O.C.: Nooooo
Me: Why don't you want a panty?
O.C.: Yagga Bagga Dink
Me: We'll get a dink (pacifier), but you need a panty?
O.C.: Nooooo
Me: Why?
O.C.: Whhhhyyy
Me: Why don't you want a panty?
O.C.: I pee!
Me: I know, that why you need a panty!
O.C.: Nooooo
Me: Yes (procedes to put a diaper on her without cooperation)
O.C.: I butt!!!
Yes... yes she is! But at least she knows it!

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I Heart

So... I absolutely think (free photoshop) is the most awesome program on earth!
I was playing around with some photos last night and here's the result.

The original photo is just a snapshot I took in my bathroom of all places (hey, it's got the best lighting). I originally wanted to play around with eyes and this is a nice close up.
So yeah... you won't get it unless you've read the House of Night series by P.C. Cast and her daughter. Needless to say... totally addicted and so rushing to the book store to pick up book five in two weeks. Anyway, the point is it's a vampire series in which the vampires have tattoos on their faces. If you're into that sort of thing (i.e. addicted to Twilight) you should check these books out. Be forewarned, if your religiously closed minded (i.e. you think Harry Potter and Golden Compass are evil) don't even bother. So... back to the playing...

I brightened up those eyes amazingly! Then I softened the portrait, cut and pasted a new background, and added some blurs. But then my boredom kicked in and I started hand drawing these swirly tattoos on the face. Basically I just wanted to see how much I could do with the program. After a lot of patience, some more bluring, tinting, etc... I got this awesome gold look. Love it!!

But my eyes are blue, so I thought I'd play around some more with colors. This one makes me think of some water goddess. It looks absolutely awesome with a water reflection on it, but that makes it so big I didn't want to post it.

Playing around a little more, I decided to add another layer of texture to the picture. Messing around with overlays I stumbled onto this look. I love the vintage feel crossed with some foresty fairy look. That shade of green rocks!

Anyway, I was just playing around and thought you all might enjoy a little artsy entertainment on a wonderful Saturday! And if you don't have the cash to fork out for Photoshop, go grab the free program at because it does some awesome things. It takes a bit to learn it all (I'm still learning new tricks) but if you just play around with it you can have a lot of fun!!
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Friday, February 27, 2009


Okay... I'm not too sure on this one. It wasn't as easy as the others. But I found these photos that were perfectly beachy so I redrew them and kinda liked the look. However, I don't know if it's too dreary or not.

So let me know if you like it or not. Don't worry... you can't hurt my feelings

I've got an idea for a "brighter" beachy look if that's more your style.

Still need some ideas from Granny, Baseball Mom, and Cassey if you want one. If you're totally stuck on an idea, just tell me some details about you (fav. color, something you like, favorite quote... just an idea to start from and I'll go from there)

Get your requests in... it's the weekend and I'm feeling creative!!

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Toews Tails

So here's the design idea I came up for my co-worker's blog. I think it fits her perfectly. I'll find out today whether she likes it or not ((crossing fingers)). Oh... in case you were wondering... I stole the idea of the sheep from another sketch, but all the images were hand drawn and colored by me using
Who's next and do you have any ideas for what you want?

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Got tagged

I got tagged for a meme. No surprise that it was the Queen herself! As if torturing me for twenty-nine years is not enough, she harasses me in blogland too!!

So here's the deal:
"Your ship has sunk. You have, of course, been stranded on a
deserted island. You have salvaged a copy of the King James Version of the Bible
and a copy of the complete works of Shakespeare. Nothing else.
“The very next day you find one of those Arabian Lamps in the
sand. Of course, you rub it and, of course, a rather grumpy Genie appears.
“‘Let’s get this straight - there is a recession going on. There
are restrictions on the three wishes now. I don’t do water or air transport now
so no boats, planes or magic carpets. As for electronics, forget it. There isn’t
the infrastructure on this island.
“‘I can let you have one book and I mean one VOLUME, one
essential item and one luxury item. Now hurry up and make your choices, I have
to get to those five other islands you are going nominate.
Too practical for you? Sorry, but even though I'm a born farm girl, I must confess that I am very ANTI-BUG, ANTI-SPIDER, ANTI-CREEPY and ANTI-ICKY! Therefore, I will definately be in need of some really good tips on how to create a BUG-FREE, SPIDER-FREE, UNCREEPY, DE-ICKYFIED bungalo in which to relax and enjoy my unplanned vacation.

MY ESSENTIAL... a lifetime supply of B-12

Yes, MORE PRACTICAL!! Why? Two very good reasons.

  • The first being that my body requires at least 1000 micrograms daily of this stuff to function. And frankly, that's the equivilant of like 2 tons of dead animal per day. While I am definately NOT against the eating of lesser beings, I am against exterminating all other living creatures on my island within the first week. I am also against eating myself into a ginormous monster who dies of cardiac arrest.
  • Secondly, without this vitamin I turn into a shaky, babbling idiot and will eventually progress into varying forms of dementia. Right... just what this peaceful island needs. Some chick who looks like she just stepped out of THE RING, shakily stumbling around the beach licking the coconut trees and chasing invisible bats! This is definately my ESSENTIAL!

And lastly... My LUXURY:

What good is being able to survive and remain undemented if you don't have a nice place to sit back and relax? And if you think this PRINCESS will be hunting down enough lice-ridden SKY RATS to stuff this thing, you need the B-12 worse than me.
That being said, I tag the following (this is hard because Mom steals all my friends!):
  • Cassey - because she needs something to blog about other than her job and I'm all about helping a girl out!!
  • Celtic Buffy - because paycuts suck and frankly I think we could all use a deserted island these days.
  • Baseball Mom - because she's stuck with her layout for the time being. Nothing says makeover like a lobster sunburn and sand in your butt.
  • Granny Nanny - because she's had a week off and she always comments. Maybe I can spark her interest!
  • YOUR NAME HERE... because obviously I don't have enough non-stolen friends. So if you are a friend who has not been corrupted by the EVIL QUEEN... let me know... I need a pick me up!! :)
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Sunday, February 22, 2009

All Politicians Lie

First and foremost, you should know that I am a Republican who changed my party status to Democrat this year because...
  • The Republican party called my to ask for donations to their campaign (I realize this is normal policy, but nothing ticks me off more than rich people begging for money from me when I live in low-income housing!)
  • When I began researching MY candidates, I found that their websites were not keyed to addressing important issues, but instead aimed at attacking various democratic candidates! GROW UP!! Enough High School DRAMA!!
  • I admittedly felt that Palin was unprepared for the position. While many women loved her, I felt she came across as a total fake.
  • I highly disapprove of many choices Bush has made (even though I voted for him twice).

So yes... I voted Democratic this year. I voted for Obama because I felt he represented much need CHANGE in our country. I did not vote under the disillusionment that he would bring forth some fabulous utopia. I highly expect that many of this "hopes" will shatter against the brick wall that is our government policy. I do not expect miracles from the man. He was handed a country in a tragic state and all I ask is that he do his best to salvage what he can.


I'm afraid if I had known everything, I may have reconsidered my position. On of the few things that was important to me was the hope of a military withdraw.

"America, it is time to start bringing our troops home! It's time, it's
time to admit that no amount of American lives can resolve the political
disagreement that lies at the heart of someone else's civil war. That's
why I have a plan that will bring our combat troops home by March of 2008!" --
Obama (at a public speech)

Admittedly, I'll give him credit that he MAY have had a plan and simply could not get the support of other political leaders in this country. I do not know when this speech was given, only that he may not have been in a position to fulfill his plan before his spoken deadline. That does not change the following facts.

On May 12, during a campaign speech, Obama stated, "I opposed this war in 2002! That's why I will bring this war to an end in 2009!" And on May 21st... "I will bring this war to an end in 2009."

However, in Fox News interview he stated:

"I've always said that the pace of the withdrawl would be dictated by the safety
and security of our troops and the need to maintain stability...uh... That
assessment has not changed."

And worse yet! When flat out confronted in an interview on Chicago Tonight:

Interviewer: "You said you thought troops should be

Obama: "No, no! I've never said troo... I... I've never said
that... I... uh... troops should be withdrawn. What I've said is that we've got
to make sure that we secure and execute... uh... the rebuilding and
reconstruction process effectively and properly and I don't think we should have
an artificial deadline... uh... when to do that. I think what's important is, is
that we have a long-term plan in process and a short-term securit... uh...

Again, I do not know the dates of these interviews. But the two-faced LIE seriously bothers me. In a turbulant time, when I worry about the future this country will hold for my daughter, I don't want to believe that our country is being fed more and more lies.


In case you don't believe me...

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Why You Shouldn't Post Your Photo Online!! *evil laughter*

I swear...

I was completely innocent today...

until my co-worker stumbled on a really fun site.

Then... the evilness began!!



a little web surfing...

gathering of blackmail material...

use of seamingly innocent websites...

And I just couldn't resist!!


It's Thursday...

I was bored...
And I figured you could all use a good laugh!!

I now present...


Okay... I admit it...
I peed a little!!
Check out my creations to the left...
And if you want revenge...
Go to for some great fun!!

And per her request... Here's FW in my wig and tiara... I'm definately going to have to get some better security around here!! Dang dragon isn't worth his weight in rats!!

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For Grandma

When I put this together, the pictures went nicely with the lyrics and the one video appeared in a musical part. Unfortunately, there was a glitch and now the clip is a bit messed up. Still, I LOVE this song by Loudon Wainwright III from the Knocked Up Soundtrack.
Hope Grandma enjoys!!... okay... everyone else can enjoy it too... I suppose!
I can't believe the O.C. will be 2 in May!!
Anyone know when amnesia will kick in and I'll forget how miserable I was pregnant? Because I really need to forget if we're going to be having any more kids in this lifetime. Frankly, if I don't forget... O.C. will be an only child because PREGO SUCKS BIG MONKEY TOES!!

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A Present for FW

If you don't know... she's super excited about Root & Sprout! She's a great asset to them and promotes like mad! I love it!! Love her enthusiasm and the fact that it makes her happy!

So... If you hadn't noticed, I'm feeling particularly crafty these days. And this morning, I threw something together for FW!! I hope she likes it!


P.S. Don't let them sue me for using their logo... LOL

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My Way Day (Feb 17th)

That's right... I called it... no stealing it!! Today is MY WAY DAY!! So here's how it's going to be!!
  1. I want a cheeseburger... with everything... and big, fat, potatoey, crinkle fries! (yes, it's 11:34 and hunger is priority #1... please deliver it!)
  2. I want to go home to a clean house! (get off your bloggie butts and go clean it please)
  3. I want a raise! (Oh hush... if you all pool your money you can afford it!)
  4. I want free babysitting! (You know you want her to shred your mail and plant donut seeds in your carpet!)
  5. I want people around me to smile even if their days sucks! (Because frankly, I don't need your snide crap just because you're in a pissy mood!)
  6. I want everyone to leave me a comment (because I will so come harrass your blog if you don't!)
  7. I want a winning lottery ticket! (I don't mean one of those 'free ticket' numbers either!... but I'm not greedy, I'd settle for 4 or 5 digits!)
  8. I want someone to file my papers for me. (All of them... neatly... today!)
  9. I want a personal hair-stylist! (I'm having a perpetual bad hair life!)
  10. I want to never have to shave my legs again. (I don't care if someone comes over and shaves them for me, or if you pool your money for electrolosis... just figure something out!)

So... that's the basics of MY WAY DAY!!

I suppose, if YOUR WAY does NOT interfere with MY WAY then you too can celebrate MY WAY DAY!! (i.e. You cannot be excused from commenting because that violates my right to a comment!)

However, I will not accept anyone stepping on MY WAY DAY toes! I'm wearing steel-toes and I certainly don't think I'm being unreasonable!

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Princess Designs

Okay everyone... I really enjoy making blog layouts.
I think it would be a blast to do for money... however, being the totally unselfish and loving blogger I am... I refuse to start out that way.
So first, go check out Princess Designs to see what I've been playing around with.
Then... let me know if you are interested. If you're not... that's fine... but some of you are still using the generic blogs and if you're interested in custom designs I will do them FOR FREE!!
Because I love you...
I want your advertising...
I need to start somewhere...
I need feedback...
I love to pimp myself out...
Oh yeah...
And I love you!!!
A few stipulations...
  • You have to be a CURRENT follower of my blog. (I can't offer this free to every Tom, Dick, and Harry -- I'd be busy all the time.)
  • If you use my design, you would of course have to have an awesome matching sticker advertising for me.
  • You have to be patient with me while I figure out the best way to have your design installed.

We'll call this PRINCESS DESIGNS (BETA VERSION) and you have VIP passes!! WOOHOO!!

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Green Olives & Pickle Juice

Well, Kelly... what d'ya think?
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Susan B. Anthony Day (Feb 15th)

I am all about strong-willed, powerful women.

Susan B. Anthony rallied the masses at a time when women did not have that power!

  • As an abolitionist, she attacked racial prejudice in the Rochester newspapers.
  • As an education reformer, she rallied for equal education of women and former slaves. She even put up the cash value of her own life insurance to assure women could be educated at the University of Rochester!
  • As a labor activist, she encouraged women to form Unions and helped to assure proper training for women in the workforce.
  • As a temperence worker, she brought alcohol use and abuse to the public's attention.
  • As a suffragist, she appeared before every congress from 1869 to her death in 1906 to rally in favor of women's right to vote. That right was finally granted in 1920... 14-years after her death.
  • As a women's right campaigner, she petitioned for female jurors for fair trials.

It is a tragedy that in this day and age one would struggle to find such a strong advocate of any meaningful movement. Politicians and those with political sway are often too wrapped up in their own agendas to make such a difference as this one women did. She gathered 10,000 signatures in 26 states in favor of women's suffrage, only to have Congress laugh at her. She had such a strong influence that she helped assure that women's suffrage was included in the Utah constitution years before our U.S. Congress accepted it. Despite her anti-alcohol stance, she refused to support prohibition because she felt it took away from women's suffrage.

And what she did, she did for honest belief. There was no alterior motive. No financial gain. No personal agenda except to better the lives of women.

It pains me to think that we lack that inspiration in these modern times. To stand behind something so strongly as to let Congress tell you no for 40 years without giving up. THAT is a ROLE MODEL!! To heck with platinum records, Oscar winners, and First Ladies!! I want to have my voice heard! I want my daughter's voice heard!

So to all the meak, I implore you... MAKE YOURSELF HEARD!

Do not be the silent icon of a victim! Do not expect others to speak on your behalf! Do not be mute to the suffering you witness! Do not be a doormat or stepping stone! BE A VOICE THEY HEAR!!

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Sunday Secret

I have an online account I check almost everyday whether I'm at home or at work. The password contains the word "FUCK" and I secretly smile each time I type it at work because sometimes that's exactly how I feel!
And to go along with Jill's Redneck Mommy I thought I too would confess.
You might be a redneck if...
  • You have ever spent the weekend creating a ring of beer bottles around a firepit.
  • You have ever been too hungover to create a float for the town parade.
  • You have ever carried a blow up doll through town to watch said parade.
  • You have ever sat on the roadside and thrown candy back at the floats in the parade.
  • You have ever returned to your campsite and hung the before mentioned blow up doll from a tree for being a hussy.
  • You have ever stolen a goose decoy and placed it on a road sign.
  • You have ever given directions that involved "Pass the giant golf ball, turn at the three poles, drive towards the funky tree."
  • You have ever spilled a giant jar of pennies on the floor of your car while slamming on the brakes to avoid hitting a tractor.
  • You have ever sent a child onto the roof of an outhouse to retrieve a 'birdie'
  • You have ever made a late night run across time zones to get alcohol after hours.
  • You have ever had a dog who wouldn't catch a ball... but would catch rocks!
  • You have ever floated down a river in a horse tank
  • You have ever gotten in a water fight using glass beer bottles while floating in said horse tank.
  • You have ever had to have drunk EMTs stop their floating horse tank to treat the injuries caused by broken beer bottles.
  • And last but not least... you might be a redneck if... you can identify a piece of a tractor by the sound it makes when your father throws it across the driveway!

I cannot claim title of REDNECK MOMMY as I have completed the rehab program (Step #1 - Storm out of Christmas screaming, "Get your ass in the truck I can't handle these assholes anymore!") and I am happily in remission. Unfortunately, like many addictions, I must be very careful to avoid any situation where I might lose my self control and relapse. For the sake of my child, please keep you redneck behavior to yourselves!

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy V-day from the palace!

Sooner or later we begin to understand that love is more
than verses on valentines and romance in the movies. We begin to know that love
is here and now, real and true, the most important thing in our lives. For love
is the creator of our favourite memories and the foundation of our fondest
dreams. Love is a promise that is always kept, a fortune that can never be
spent, a seed that can flourish in even the most unlikely of places. And this
radiance that never fades, this mysterious and magical joy, is the greatest
treasure of all - one known only by those who love.
-- Author Unknown
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Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday the Thirteenth Fuckoff!!

Wednesday afternoon, a constant ache in my arm reappeared. This is the same ache that was associated with my carpal tunnel... or maybe something to do with my RLS... or it could be my B12 deficiency (all of which are probably because I smoke!)!!
Due to the sporatic occurance of this pain, I was very hopeful that it had been a part of one of these problems and when it had only occured on a couple of random evenings in the past 3 months, I was thrilled.
However, when I lay down Wednesday night, I noticed the muscle in my arm was spasming/twitching. Imagine the split second ripple of a horse's shoulder as he tries to remove a fly. Now imagine about three of those in a row every five minutes.
I thought to myself... "that's odd!" But odd things happen to me all the time and since it was totally painless (except for the ache that had started long before) I shrugged it off.
However, Thursday morning I was quickly made aware that the pain and spasms had not gone away overnight. Well, shit! I put on my wrist brace and went to work. In the course of the next eight hours I attempted to relieve the discomfort with the brace, heat, movement, stretching, ibubrofen, and plain old general distraction. No luck. After work, I called and scheduled a doctor's appointment for Monday afternoon to discuss a possible cause/treatment.
Hello FRIDAY!! Glad to see my arm is still having a freak-out spaz-attack!!
Needless to say, I caved today and called the Doc back to see if there might be an opening and there was. So at 2:30 I saw the nurse practitioner who did a thorough examination (I know she was testing nerve function and reflexes which came back awesomely). So what was her semi-final conclusion (she ran some test to cover all her bases)?
It is possible that the spasms are being caused by the MIRAPEX!
Don't know what MIRAPEX is? It's a medication used to treat the twitches and spasms of Restless Leg Syndrome! Who in the name of basic sanity creates a drug to treat muscle TWITCHES knowing that a side effect is MUSCLE TWITCHES!! Yeah, that makes a whole hell of a lot of sense!!
So the nurse is weaning me off of the Mirapex to see if that helps. She's checking my electrolytes and making sure there isn't any muscle damage.
As if that isn't great enough... wait for it...
Doc believes that many of my problems could be greatly alleviated by quitting smoking. I am completely okay with quitting (while I admit to enjoying my cigarettes, I am not niave to the consequences)... however, having failed to quit cold turkey and having heard good things, I was more than willing to try Chantex (yes, I know there are some real bad things about it... but I'm willing to accept that).
Unfortunately, my insurance has never covered that drug (though the Ogre Child's insurance will!... lol)
No biggie... I get that they don't cover certain things.
What I DO NOT GET... (wait for it)
Is why they will cover the MIRAPEX that has caused my excessive pain...
They won't cover the Celebrex the nurse prescribed to ease the pain until I get weaned off the other drug!!
Oh no... I need PRIOR APPROVAL for that drug!! Right... so I have a 'semi-emergency' appointment that my Doctor's bumped due to excessive pain and I'm supposed to PREDICT that the solution will be a prescription anti-inflamitory to treat the pain until the problem is solved. And... by the time I get the Rx, the doctor's office is closed so asking for something else would mean waiting (in pain) all weekend!!
To top it off, I waited 2 hours for the Rx, and the 10 pill prescription cost me $60!!
They gave me NARCOTIC PAIN KILLERS after giving birth and they didn't cost that much!!!
So the next time the doctor wants to prescribe Celebrex for my pain... I'm going to say... "FUCK THAT... HEROINE IS CHEAPER!!"
(Icing on the cake... I called the insurance company when I got home to see why it had been denied... "Thank you for calling our customer service department, unfortunately, your thousands of dollars in insurance premiums do not allow us to hire 24-hour customer service representatives, so if you could please call us back at a time when it is more convienent for us to deal with you, we'd be more than happy to tell you that we fucked you up the ass and didn't even give you a kiss. In the mean time, if you'd like to schedule a driveby shooting of our headquarters please press one now... *click*" That's right... the automated system hung up on me!! -- FUCKERS!!)

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Who does she think she is?

On what planet do you pack up a crate full of alligators from your own private moat and mail them to your daughter without even telling her until that day? Do you know how fast alligator mail travels? Yeah!! Someone could lose a limb!

Oh... and who does she think she is?
Oh... I'm going to tear down my castle and because I'm such a DORK, I may accidentally create a volitile mixture out of a seemingly harmless batch of playdough! So if I make everything in a five block radius disappear, please duck and cover and find me at the Princess's house?
WTF?!?! Aw HELL NO!!

She should know better. I am a very patient person. I can nod and smile with the best of them while "You are a fucking dumbass!" repeats over and over in my head! However, if I had toleration for downright STUPIDITY, I could be an EMT! As it is, EMT would not be the best career for me to persue

(Awww... you were going 90? On a motorcycle? On gravel? Without a helmet?... hmmm... Well, I'm pretty sure I need to go give CPR to that tree over there... if you're still alive when the next EMT gets here, maybe they'll waste their time on you!)

So, MY MOTHER or not... if she blows her damn castle up, she better be calling your blogroll for a place to crash for the night. I'm not moving my furniture just so she can toss a blanket down on my sidebar!! I think not.
Also, I am looking to hire a substitute internet consultant because if she continues to design and redesign at a faster rate than she learns the procedures, I'm going to need a partner to field her questions. Maybe it would be cheaper to just hire a secretary to field the non-sense calls. It's a toss up! Maybe I need a whole field of workers... because someone has to make sure the O.C. gets to talk to Grandma... and someone needs to make sure all the "I love you" and "I'm sending money" messages get through to me. If we could just categorize the calls so that I get those really important ones and the rest of the "how to's" and "did you read's" could get outsourced to someone on my payroll. Volunteers are definately welcome!
If your blog happens to be positioned anywhere near her blog, you may want to quickly hire a contractor to relocate you farther down the street... you never know what will happen when she gets her GROOVE on!!
Don't forget to check out the fabulous giveaways in the next two posts!!
Happy Wednesday!!

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More Giveaways!

Lets continue the fabulous search!!
  • Katydid and Kid has a giveaway for some books from Barefoot Books. -- Deadline is Feb 15th
  • Cute Like Me is giving away two adorable "scrabble necklaces" and I SOOOO want the red carnation! -- Deadline is Feb 13th
  • Back to Nurse Mommy again to try for a Medibag4Kids. -- Deadline Feb 17th
  • And because I'm a major HOG... I turned around and went to Ladybug Soup and entered to win the same Medibag4Kids kit -- Deadline is Feb 13th
  • OMG!!! Funky Monkey is giving away an awesome blanket from From Scratch Designs!! I looked throught their stuff... that is a cool store... so jealous because I so need a $300 pair of pajamas... that's all I ever wear... I'd definately get my money's worth!
  • Over at Carpe Libris Reviews I signed up for an Italian Leather Journal from Journal Shelf! -- Deadline Feb 15th
  • Home with Books is giving away some wonderful books (4 to be exact) and I want the Dracula Dossier because I'm a total vamp addict! (Yeah, when other little girls dreamed of being a princess, I kinda wanted to be a vampire!)
  • Over at Book Dads, I signed up for the book Ralphina, the Rolly Polly because we all know the Ogre Child loves her books (even if all she does is eat the pages!)
  • PAY ATTENTION TO THIS ONE!! At Mudpies and Mary Janes the giveaway is a Keurig Platinum Brewing Station!! Oh yes!! You've gotta check this one out!!
  • At dk Mommy Spot the giveaway is for an Excalibur Dehydrator!! AWESOME!! -- Deadline Feb 16th
  • On the Dot Creations is giving away a wonderful little set of candles/cards from Deedee's Cards! -- Deadline Feb 15th
  • Over at Preppy Mama I figured Ogre Child could use some new sippy's from The Safe Sippy -- Deadline Feb 13th

Don't forget to check out the Mom Giveaways website for yourself because as wonderful as I am, you may be delusioned enough to want something I thought wasn't cool! I can't help it if you have no taste... lol... just kidding, there are great things there, but some of the things are so NOT me that I felt no need to waste my time, or steal a freebie from someone who would LOVE it!

Happy hunting everyone!! Don't forget to let me know if you win something because I'll be totally stoked for you!!

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Fabulous Giveaways!!

Wow!! Do I have some awesome things for you!!
First, I stumbled upon THIS SITE!! And let me say it will be my new playground! 35 pages of GIVEAWAYS!! Holy cow!! There is some awesome stuff here!!
I know... you're too busy to go through all of those things... so here's the one's I LOVED!!

That's it for now... I could obviously keep this up forever!! I'll post more if I find things I like!! Happy hunting and good luck to all because I want all my friends to win free things!!

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Friday, February 6, 2009


Obviously, trying to teach mom to do something is harder than it looks. My text box wouldn't work the minute I wanted to show her how to do it. But that's okay, she's spoiled anyway.

However, browsing the blogs I found a meme I haven't done. All I can say about this one is that Jill will probably be to blame for some great laughs since my latest playlist is a bunch of dance music I thought the kid would like (without me having "baby" songs stuck in my head all day). Needless to say, it's bound to be interesting.

So here goes...

Here are the rules:

1. Put your iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc. on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
4. Tag 10 friends or none, as all your friends are sick of your random boring life anyway. At least tag me again though. I won't be tagging anyone specifically, but you're free to do the same thing on your blog (and leave a comment with the link to your post) or just leave a comment with a list of 10 random songs from your MP3 player.
5. Everyone tagged is free to ignore this complete and be a humbug.
6. Have Fun!
Nobody Knows (Pink)
*ain't that the truth. Hell, are any of us "okay"?

Pon de Replay (Rihanna)
*a.k.a. A little odd

It's My Life (Bon Jovi)
*a.k.a. I'm a very selfish person. Comes from only-child-itis... but I admit it.

Right Now (Pussycat Dolls)
*Obviously I'm living for the moment.

I Got It From My Mama (Will I Am)
*probably true. I was her life purpose... O.C. is mine. I guess I Got It From My Mama!

My Humps (Black Eyed Peas)

Last to Know (Pink)
*Some days it sure seems like it.

Beep (Pussycat Dolls)
*insert random curse word... lol

Glamorous (Fergie)
*I am so... G-L-A-M-O-R-OUS! It's a Princess thing!

WHAT IS 2+2?
When I Grow Up (Pussycat Dolls)
*Maybe I'll figure it out!!

Cyclone (Baby Bash)
*She moves her body like a cyclone... funny that also happens to be her ringtone... if she's ever frigging call me!!

Don't Cha (Pussycat Dolls)
*a.k.a. M.I.L.F... lmao

Dear Mr. President (Pink)
*Don't read to much into this... I don't want to be President... I want a role closer to... Marilyn!! hehe

Tootsie Roll (69 Boyz)
*OMG!! That's great!!

Mickey (Toni Basil)
*Hey Mickey you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind "HEY MICKEY!!"

Low (Flo-Rida)
*TMI!!!... that's just not right!!

The One That Got Away (Pink)
*AW HELL NO!!! Good riddens!!

Ay Bay Bay (Birdman)
*The internet is bound and determined to make my mother think I'm prego. Again... It's A NASTY RUMOR!! HELL NO!!

Most Girls (Pink)
*WoW!!! Not MOST girls... just the ones who write funny blogs!

Just Like a Pill (Pink)
*So many of them are like that... scary!!

Buttons (Pussycat Dolls)
*I assure you he has been nowhere near my buttons. After kid #2 I decided it was way more fun being friends with his wife.... keep scratching your head! lol

U + Ur Hand (Pink)
*I swear I have NEVER... well... not at this job... lmao

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Dear Kansas (and the rest of America)

(bumping this post)
I suggest you take a good look at this site:
It lists all the requests for assistance from the federal stimulus project.
Looking through Kansas "projects" requesting federal funds, I found the following:
  • $15,050,000 requested to repair roads and bridges in Kansas City
  • $55,650,000 requested to repair sewers/pipes/pumps in Kansas City
  • $25,000,000 requested for parking in Kansas City
  • $116,300,000 requested for various city buildings in Kansas City
  • $2,272,184 requested for cooling/electrical service towers in Kansas City
  • $60,000 requested for new employment in Kansas City
  • $25,800,000 requested for levees in Kansas City
  • $3,000,000 requested for bus transportation in Kansas City

Kansas City's grand total: $243,132,184

But that's just the tip of the iceberg!!

  • $31,275,000 for roads in Lenexa
  • $54,700,000 for pipes/lakes/streams/wetlands in Lenexa
  • $17,480,080 for roads and signals in Manhattan, KS
  • $58,335,138 for water/sewer in Manhattan
  • $4,251,500 for the Manhattan Airport
  • $8,650,000 for other services in Manhattan (fire, daycare, etc.)
  • $35,960,000 for roads in Newton
  • $15,900,000 for water/sewer in Newton
  • $11,526,000 for the Newton Airport

So just how much is the state of KANSAS asking for?

$528,306,310 IN 4 TOWNS!!!!

Granted... I totally figure that if the government is forking out money to bail out stupidity... Kansas is just as entitled as any other state. No doubt the same will be true no matter which state I look up.

But here's where I have a problem...

Last week, the House Appropriations Committee approved $322.6 million in cuts to schools THIS YEARS budget (ending June 30th) with more cuts for the next school year!

It's great that the state is trying to get money for road construction and building repairs because once our quality of education drops, we'll have a lot of uneducated young adults who won't be able to qualify for college. Good to know that the state is looking out for these young people to make sure there are plenty of labor jobs available for our future generations. No doubt the military will step up too, making sure these kids can go die for other countries when they can't get into college or can't afford it.

This whole situation just pisses me off. The country is in a financial crisis. So lets solve the problem (and stimulate that economy) by making sure we reduce our education levels, laying off teachers, and forcing schools to charge fees just to educate your children. Yep... I'm sure that will definately make up for the financial problems. We won't be kicking ourselves a few years from now!!

I certainly hope the government approves the projects Kansas has requested. We'll need those repaired bridges for the homeless to live under. We'll need good roads to hitchhike on when you can't afford to drive your car. We'll need those govenment buildings to be in good condition so we can feel comfortable walking in to file for bankruptsy. We'll definately need those sewer systems in good condition to handle all of the bullshit the government is shoveling down our throats!!!

To hell with banks who can't pull their heads out of their asses! To hell with companies who's crappy policies have them sinking!! I'd much rather see my tax dollars rewarding those companies that DID THINGS RIGHT!! Give the money to them to create more jobs!! At least I'll have a sense that they'll spend my tax dollars wisely and use it to fix the problem. GM? Ford? They screwed up! But other car companies on the news claim to be holding their own because they have better budgeting. Give them the BAILOUT!! Tell them to open more plants and let the idiots go under!!

Give the money to education! Give it to vetrans benefits! Give it to cancer research! Fuck NASA and their billion dollar mistakes. Fuck CEO's who take extravegant trips on my tax dollars! And while I'm at it, FUCK former first ladies who purchase outrageous China sets when Americans are struggling to put food on their tables!!

I'm all about starting at the top and firing your way down until you find someone who knows how to balance a checkbook!! I have students in special education who know how to fill out a check registry!

Better yet... you find a single working mother with a dead-beat ex-husband who has fought for years to collect $15 a month to save up for Christmas presents. Offer her $100,000 to fix the budget. I guarantee she'll pay the bills and make that extra $20 last the entire month. She'll do so without jeopardizing the future of our children!!


Write your legislature!! COMPLAIN!! BE HEARD!! If you aren't willing to spend 42 cents on a stamp to tell them they've got it wrong, you don't have any right to open your mouth at all!

Bloggers around the country are complaining about our problems. We are intellegent, literate, and opinionated!


(find out how to contact your local legislature HERE)

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Snow Sculpting Week (February 4th - 8th)


If it were cold and wet I think snow sculpting would be some awesoe fun.

Please put in a request to the patent office in search of WARM snow.

That being said... I don't think I'd be winning any competitions with sculptures like this...

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