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Somebody Stop Me

Fri, 09 Nov 2007 16:36:52 +0000

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Man, oh man.

My weekend is officially screwed.

I have avoided all of the Guitar Hero(image) games like the plague.

I have serious games to play; I don't have time for frivolous games like Guitar Hero. [cough]

Unfortunately, all of my efforts were for naught. The husband has officially undermined my authority and has brought the damn game home.

Bastard.

The cute little guitar is sitting in the corner right now...mocking me.

To read the rest of my rant, CLICK HERE.




Buy Her Wood

Fri, 09 Nov 2007 13:54:30 +0000

(image) As I might have mentioned once or twice, Cara's birthday was last weekend.

In preparation for the blessed event, my mom and in-laws had been quizzing us on what presents they should buy for the rugrat.

Initially, [as in several months ago] we said, "Get her anything! She really likes kitties, but we figure she'll like whatever you get her."

What more could a grandparent ask for than carte blanche permission to buy their grandchild whatever they wanted?

And then Dora and Boots were recalled. [See! I told you they were EVIL!]

Every time I turned on the television, something else was being ripped from the shelves due to excessive lead levels.

Hold on. Time out.

Am I the only one who thinks that any level of lead is excessive?!

I feel better now. Back to the story.

I meticulously picked through Cara's hodge podge of toys.

Most are stuffed animals and books with the occasional block tossed in for good measure.

None of her toys were on any of the recall lists.

BIG sigh of relief.

After the initial recall, my tune changed a bit when it came to potential birthday presents.

Links to recall lists were emailed and I was emphatic about the evels of Lead Level Dora and her sidekick Bad Boots. [Sounds like a super hero, no? An evil super hero]

What I really wanted to tell everyone was to buy her wood.

Read the rest here.




Your Mom's a Gamer

Mon, 22 Oct 2007 18:31:42 +0000

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The stereotypical image that most people have of gamers is either a plump and pasty teenage boy surrounded by empty Mountain Dew cans or the image of a plump and pasty middle aged guy who lives with his mom. [I'm not talking about you of course]

Slowly, but surely, this stereotype is being turned on its head.

Not only are chicks now playing games at an increased rate, some of those chicks are Moms. [gasp!]

Heck, I'm one of them.

With the advent of the Wii and the industry's increased focus on casual gaming, even the most "normal" mom can delve into the world of video games.

But, don't despair, dear reader.

...more.




Breaking the Cycle

Thu, 27 Sep 2007 14:37:03 +0000

I’ve never considered myself “abused”.

I always had a bed to sleep in, clothes on my back and food in my stomach.

I can count on one hand the number of times that I was spanked.

But, the more I thought about it, the more long forgotten memories came flooding back.

Hours spent alone in my bathroom as punishment for some small transgression. [I got smart and started hiding books in my bathroom cabinet]

Months of hardcore grounding [ie, no tv, no phone, no reading, no visits with friends] for things that actually only deserved a couple of weeks of punishment.

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A Bag and a Thank You Note

Sat, 22 Sep 2007 16:45:43 +0000

When’s the last time that you can remember receiving a Thank You note?

I’m talking an honest-to-God, handwritten, [not emailed] stamped and mailed Thank You note.

It’s been a long time for me.

So, you can imagine my surprise when I received one yesterday.

A few weeks ago, PBN held a “blog blast” where I wrote a love letter to my SUV.

I won a Passchal bag via random drawing for my post and had been waiting patiently for my prize.

UPS delivered a big ole box to me with my bag and I was/am super excited by it. The bag looks cool and is “manly” enough that Tucker can carry it without shame. [My imaginary laptop would fit nicely…hint, hint]

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Ghetto Fabulous Role Models

Fri, 14 Sep 2007 14:06:58 +0000

We just got back from the store and I'm a bit scared.

These hoochies on the left have taken over an isle and a half in the toy section at Target!

They're like Barbie but ghetto fabulous and they look like little plastic sluts.

Am I the only one who is uncomfortable with this?!

They are in cartoons and music videos, coloring books, a MOVIE...I even saw a Halloween "costume". I put costume in quotes since there wasn't much to the costume and it was for a two year old!

What the hell?

I know someone is buying this shit. If this stuff wasn't selling, then it wouldn't be on the shelves.

So, Moms/Dads, if you're buying this crap, tell me why.

I seriously want to know.

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Can I Get an Inhaler with that Dandelion?

Fri, 31 Aug 2007 17:37:04 +0000

(image) Does this picture offend you?

I really can't decide, so I want you guys to decide for me. [ok...not really]

Whether you formula feed or breastfeed, you can't deny the superiority of breastmilk to formula.

I'm not passing judgment.

I'm not pointing fingers.

I'm just stating a fact.

From an advertising standpoint, this ad works...unless it pisses you off and then it's a failure.

But, it does its job. Right? It makes you stop and think. It's obviously a conversation starter or I wouldn't be writing about it. Good job, Office on Women's Health.

Oh, wait. You changed the ad? To what?

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Campaign to Prevent “Name” Tattoos

Fri, 24 Aug 2007 22:36:34 +0000

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How many of you guys have tattoos? Come on, raise your hands.

Now, how many of you have a “name tattoo”?

I won’t laugh, I promise.

Haven’t you heard that it’s bad juju to have someone’s name tattooed on you?

Think of this as a public service announcement of sorts.

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Big List of Baby Crap

Tue, 14 Aug 2007 15:57:52 +0000

There have been all kinds of “baby essential” lists popping up in blogland like here and here.

Reading their lists got me to thinking about my own list and what I wish someone had told me right before I had Cara.

So, here’s my picks for what you need…baby not listed, yet still essential

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No Unsolicited Advice, Please

Mon, 13 Aug 2007 15:24:18 +0000

I did not touch my computer yesterday.

When’s the last time that you did that? If it makes you feel better, I can’t remember the last time I went an entire day without being on the Internet.

Kinda sad, huh?

Night before last, Tucker hooked Steve III
up to the Internet so that we could update him. I’m pretty freaking
technologically gifted, but I have no idea what Tucker did to the cable
and the modem.

At one point yesterday, I decided to disconnect everything and put it back the way it had been.

Right. Not a snowball’s chance in hell.

I had to wait until he got home from Job 2 (Old Navy) to watch any news or get on the computer. Sad times.

Am I the only one who finds it really funny that Tucker’s resume will say U.S. Navy and then Old Navy.

Yeah, so if you haven’t noticed, today’s installment of craziness is amazingly random. Please try to follow along.

I’m about to loose two of my three readers by admitting this, but I smoke. [I promise there’s a point to me admitting this]

...more.