Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

During a recent CNN poll, Clinton was voted the Spookiest Halloween Costume, if you had to choose between all the presidential cantidates. A close second was Guliani (oooh that was a shocker) Read the article here

So I want to have some fun. Lets see what I can do....

And Just to be Fair (Nicole)

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Famous Quote edition 1

Wow, I think I like this guy now
The Terminator star, 60, told the British edition of GQ magazine that he had not taken drugs, even though he has acknowledged using marijuana in the 1970s and was shown smoking a joint in the 1977 documentary, Pumping Iron. What DID he say exactly that has the political world reeling? [Marijuana] is not a drug, it's a leaf.

Ha ha ha... I think that is hillarious! I never used to care about the Marijuana debate...I used to smoke it. Big deal, right? Why not make it legal...righ?
Naaah. I think it is one of those things that needs to stay illegal. #1 it's more fun that way...just kidding. All kidding aside you know how many people smoke cigarettes while driving, and you think drunk driving is bad...wait until people are toking it up with some mary jane while sitting behind the wheel.

Man...I have officially crossed the 'old person' line.

Monday, October 29, 2007

You are invited to a pampered chef party at my house!

Can you come?
I know how busy you all are and that you probably hate being invited to any home parties, but I assure you this is no ordinary home party. And to be honest, I've never had a party like this, and I need to update my kitchen gadgets. Pampered Chef has come out with new consultants and products that are fabulous.I have attached samples of the new home party products...

Friday, October 26, 2007

This sucks...

You would think I would learn by now. Always ask if your not sure... there any MSG in your food? Waiter says yes or no, as simple as that. Did I do it ... no
Stomach churning in the middle of the night, night sweats, diareaha, gas, headache, can't sleep, every smell makes me vomit, burping up the cheap dinner I actually paid for.

Elnora...You are allergic to Mono Sodium think you would learn by now.

Too bad they don't have a pepto bismal for that

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

My First Time

How many times do we really 'Stop and smell the roses". Really...
Taste, touch, sight, smell.

The taste of a fresh picked strawberry at Maynes farm during the summer.
The touch of my husbands hand.
The smell of my newborn daughter.
The sight of a beautiful sunrise or sunset.

I was running so late this morning and ran outback to call the dogs inside. The breeze was blowing and all I could hear was the wind through the trees and before me the most beautiful sunrise. I had my coffee in my hand and just leaned on the deck and watched it, thinking, I have never come on my deck before and actually stopped to watch the sunrise. It was my first time appreciating something that has happened 365 days a year for the past two years.

I remember my first beautiful Sunset that I stopped to appreciate. It was 2 years ago in North Carolina. I saw it from the balcony of a house we were renting and ran to the water to take a picture of it. Here it is:

I hope you enjoy it and I hope that it encourages you to take advantage of the simple pleasures in life.
I took a picture of the sunrise and will post tonight. Come back and see it okay!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Personal post

I get this email today:
I know i told you i would be her godmother, and i remembered you asking me awhile ago when you were working on your will if anything happened to you guys would we want the children, i just dont feel comfortable saying yes. i hope you arent offended. I just am not comfortable with it. Im sorry.

So I had asked Kelly, my husbands sister, to be the Godmother of our daughter, Emma. The role of a Godparent is to pray for the child. Guide the child and parents spiritually, to help the parents raise the child in faith. In many cases, parents feel that the connection between the child and Godparent, so important, they choose the Godparent to raise their children should anything happen to us if we pass.
Michael and I have not set our wills yet and were considering his sister and my sister for the role of raising our children in case of our unexpected deaths. I love my sister dearly, and I know that she would raise our children like her own, but she and I differ religously. So we were contimplating Kelly, who has our same parenting style and religous beliefs. for the most part.

I am in the middle of planning Emma's baptism and she sends me that email.
This is how I responded.
"An email is a very impersonal way to respond to such a personal request. Kelly, we were discussing our children, the most important things in our lives. I wish you would have come to me or Michael about it.
But I guess you can’t help the way you feel about it, so I will respect your wishes"

I mean we aren't talking about where our dogs are going to go, or who will take care of the fish!!!! I just sat behind my computer and cried.

The year 1907

I highlighted my favorite ones


Show this to your children and grandchildren ! THE YEAR 1907 This will boggle your mind, I know it did mine! The year is 1907. One hundred years ago. What a difference a century makes! Here are some of the U.S. Statistics for the Year 1907 : ************************************
-The average life expectancy in the U.S. Was 47 years old.
-Only 14 percent of the homes in the U.S. Had a bathtub.
-Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
-A three-minute call from Denver to New York City Cost eleven dollars.
-There were only 8,000 cars in the U.S., and only 144 miles of paved roads.
-The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
-Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennessee were each more Heavily populated than California. -With a mere 1.4 million people, California was only the 21st Most populous state in the Union. --The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!
-The average wage in the U.S. Was 22 Cents per hour.
-The average U.S. Worker made between $200 and $400 per year .
-A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, A dentist made $2,500 per year, -A veterinarian $1,500 per year, And a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
-More than 95 percent of all births in the U.S. Took place at HOME .
-Ninety percent of all U.S. Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION! Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which Were condemned in the press AND the government as "substandard."
-Sugar cost four cents a pound.
-Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
-Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
-Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo. ---Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from Entering into their country for any reason.
-Five leading causes of death in the U.S. Were: 1. Pneumonia and influenza 2. Tuberculosis 3. Diarrhea 4. Heart disease 5. Stroke
-The American flag had 45 stars. Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii, and Alaska hadn't been admitted to the Union yet.
-The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was only 30!!!!
-Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and ice tea Hadn't been invented yet.
-There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
-Two out of every 10 U.S. Adults couldn't read or write.
-Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
-Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over The counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then pharmacists Said, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, Regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian Of health."
There were about 230 reported Murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A. !

Just Try to imagine..... What it may be like ... In another 100 years !!!!!!! IT STAGGERS THE MIND !!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Turn your phone off at the pump

I was pumping gas this morning about to make a phone call on my cell when I notice a sign that says 'warning, turn cell phones off at the pump'. I thought to myself "why, will it cause an explosion" I thought probably, that is the only reason they would have the warning. So I quickly tossed the phone into the car and sighed a breath of relief for the close call. Wouldn't want to blow myself up at the pump now would I?

So I wondered if there was truth to the warning and looked it up this morning. Here is what I found:
Warning: Cell phone use in gas stations
Cell Phones..... In case you do not know, there was an incident where a driver suffered burns and his car severely damaged when gasoline fumes ignited an explosion while he was talking on his mobile phone standing near the attendant who was pumping the gas. All the electronic devices in gas stations are protected with explosive containment devices, (intrinsically safe) while cell phones are not. READ YOUR HANDBOOK!

It also said this about your handy dandy portable talking device:
The news about cellular phones and public health just keeps on getting worse. Wired News reported the other day that cell phone emissions may cause genetic damage in humans and animals — the results of an industry-funded study. Those same emissions have been blamed by consumer groups for tumors, weakening of the immune system, increased blood pressure and memory loss.
No one quite knows what to make of a
British study showing that people who are exposed to cell phone frequencies react to sensory stimuli faster than people who aren't. Is that good or bad?
Wired News also reports that cell phone emissions have been shown to cause nematode worm larvae to mature five percent faster than normal in laboratory experiments. That can't good, can it?
Not to be outdone by the press, Internet rumormongers are having a field day trumpeting cell phone warnings of a more incendiary kind. Email messages circulating since April 1999 warn that drivers who don't turn off their mobile phones while fueling their cars risk being blown to pieces in a gas vapor explosion.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

China says US relations seriously damaged

Okay, so lets set the post below about China poisoning our children, aside.
China is now pissed at the United States for it's warm reception of the Dalai Lama, who wants independance for his home coutry. China is pissed that Bush welcomed the Dalai Lama with open arms and is honoring him with the Congressional Gold Medal.

Spokesman Liu warned Tuesday that Sino-US ties would be seriously damaged by the celebration of the Dalai Lama -- whom China accuses of wanting independence for his homeland -- and the state-run press on Wednesday kept up the pressure.

Okay, now lets go back to the post below, you know, about how China is trying to kill the American Child population. Now who is damaging the relations between our two countries. You sound like I did when I was 5 "Mommy, he hit me first!!!" My mother would put us both in time out, so I will offer up some advice for you , China, you big bully:


Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Conspiracy theory

With all the children's toy recalls, I have found myself looking at the labels b4 I buy a toy. If it says made in China I am more likely to put it down. The question that many Americans are asking right now, is the China & abundance of lead paint in our toys, issue, a plot to harm American children. My first instinct is to say no b/c why would China want to lose that much export revenue. I am more inclined to think it is just poor standards. I have heard that other countries do not have specific guidelines for toys like choking hazards & lead paint, like America does..and if they do, they are not as strict. Now is that Americans being overly cautious, or is it in fact a necessity. When I think about the toys I buy my son, at first the lead paint issue didn't bother me so, b/c my son doesn't eat his toys any longer. But how many times have you seen a baby sucking on their older siblings toy car? So I went through my sons toys and pulled out the cars movie recalls, the Thomas Train recalls, and the Elmo toy recalls.
We can look on the bright side, now is the time to start advertising the American Made companies. I just got an email this morning from Little Tykes, and I think that they are the first to start a national "American Made" campaign resulting from the China recalls. And I bet they are making a nice buck or too off it.

Here is the big Ole' email banner I got from Little Tykes this morning.

Now thats advertising!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Conversation with hubby Part 4 (I'm not making this up)

Okay, so I am taking a real chance might hate me for life, but I just have to tell.
So hubby and I were in the drive thru of Starbucks and he starts stroking my face. I turn and see he is stroking my face with money. I was like... dude, do you know how dirty money is? and the conversation goes:

"Oh whatever"
"Yeah but think of how many people's hands have touched it over the thrity years it's been around."
"It's not like people rub their balls on it"
I started laughing and said "I dare you"
"Dare me what"
"Rub your balls with it and give it to the cashier"
Hubby then rubs the money in his crotch area and I stopped him and said "NO...I mean really rub it, you know on the bare balls"
Hubby unzips and sticks the bills down his pants...and got way too into it. Then the cars started moving.
The cashier sticks his head out the window "$3.92...hubby hands him the money....Thanks have a great day" the guys says.
I am in the car about to piss my pants I am laughing so hard.
Mike smiles to the guy.. "Hey man, you have a great day too!"
And we drive off.

I wonder if the car behind us got our change with his coffee and muffin?

Sorry guys...I had to share, it was just one of those things that brought you back to your highschool days.

Friday, October 12, 2007

What the flippity F***? )(@)&#&%&(&#@!!!!

Former Vice President, and Democrat, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He won it jointly with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Is that a politacal statement or what?
"Awarding it to Al Gore cannot be seen as anything other than a political statement. Awarding it to the IPCC is well-founded," said Bjorn Lomborg, author of "The Skeptical Environmentalist."
He criticized Gore's film as having "some very obvious mistakes, like the argument that we're going to see six meters of sea-level rise," he said.
"They (Nobel committee) have a unique platform in getting people's attention on this issue, and I regret they have used it to make a political statement."

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

What's a little oily gas for a slim figure

I was looking into the new ALLI weight loss pill that is the first FDA approved over the counter weight loss pill. It is supposed to be a big break through and people lose tons...but it doesn't come without it's price.

Here is the part of the warning:

*alli capsules work by preventing the absorption of some of the fat you eat. The fat passes out of your body so you may have bowel changes.

You may get:
*gas with oily spotting
*loose stools
*more frequent stools that may be hard to control

eating a low-fat diet lowers the chance of having these bowel changes

The ALLI book also warns "You may feel an urgent need to go to the bathroom. Until you have a sense of any treatment effects, it's probably a smart idea to wear dark pants, and bring a change of clothes with you to work." know, just in case you shit yourself.

Sounds like the weightloss plan for me.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

'Promises are meant to be broken"

That is what my sister used to say to me when she broke her promises to me when I was younger. I often wondered, her being so young, where she came up with the phrase. Growing up, both of us were no strangers to broken promises. A lesson we had to unfortunately learn very early in life.

My mother in law didn't keep a promise to Michael and I and I was very hurt by it. See, Michael and I haven't been on a date in over a year, just the two of us. My MIL promised to watch our kids last night. Seemed she found something else to do and cancelled on us. We don't ask her to watch our kids, b/c others in the family have 'over used' her so to say. But this time she offered. I was so excited to be going out on a date with hubby, then crushed when she casually told me she wouldn't be. She left my house and I just sat down and cried.

I should be used to broken promises by now, but I am not. I take everything to heart.

I started thinking about my worst broken promise. I honestly can't think of a time where I broke a promise so important as to effect someone I loved. Except once where my husband and I ratted someone in the family out for using drugs. This person was into extacy but moved onto cocaine and started doing it around the children. We really had no choice. I wish I could say it did some good.

Have you ever broken a promise to anyone that you can remember and are sorry for it or been on the other end of a broken promise.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Today is my 4th wedding anniversary

you would think it was any other day.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

what was your favorite

Halloween is fast approaching. I have been wanting to hand make my son's costume, but do not have the time, money or talent at the moment.
My mother used to make every costume I wore. My favorite was my I Dream of Jeanie costume. It was gorgeous. My favorite was the bra she wore, she took one of her coin belts from the 70's and sewed all the coins on the bottom of the was beautiful.

My favorite costume of all time was one my husband wore 6 years ago.
Hubby and I smoked a joint with a friend and went home giggling like school children. We rented the porno "Debbie does Dallas"...just for a laugh. It was the funniest thing we had ever watched. Then it came to me... I looked at hubby and said, "For Halloween, I could go as a giant penis, and you could go as a giant -hoo haa-" hubby started working on the costumes the next day. Needless to say, I was not going out in public dressed as a giant penis. But he did.

We went to a few contests in clubs, Hubby won $250 for his brilliant disguise. When he won, all you could hear were a bunch of drunk patrons chanting "dickhead dickhead....". Funniest thing ever.

Note: I am not a burnout. Just a funny story.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

For those who continue to fight, for those who fight for others, for those who have lost the fight..

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Donate if you can to a worthy cancer cause.