Saturday, April 30, 2011

Six Word Saturday

I feel like I'm last place.

I don't want to talk about it. I'm just going to sit here and breathe and wait until I get over it.  Sometimes I hate being a girl.

Friday, April 29, 2011


1. If you could buy any car, money not an option, what would it be?
I would buy a 1969 Mustang Mach 1 Fastback.  Electric blue.

2. What was your worst first date ever?
I was in high school. The guy took me to the movies just so he could stick his hand up my shirt.  He seriously thought buying movie tickets automatically earned him a shot at second base.  He was wrong.  Being left sitting in the movie theater by himself with a hand print on his face wrong.  Oh yeah. I slapped that boy into next week. My momma didn't raise no fool.

3. How old were you when you fell in love for the first time?
I was 18 and dumb as a box of rocks. Ugh, thank goodness for divorce.
4. When was the last time you reconciled your checkbook?
Yikes. I'm actually not sure. But I haven't been overdrawn in I don't know how long, so I must be doing okay.  Besides, I check my account online pretty often.
5. If you were going to fashion a "Wanted" Ad for a best friend, how would you word it?
Wow. I've been staring at the screen for 20 minutes and I've got nothing. The people that have ended up being my best friends all had something I didn't know I was looking for, that's what makes them so great.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Fill in the Blank Friday

1. I am looking forward to       getting my new truck! By this time tomorrow the POS Jeep will be history and I'll hopefully have a reliable truck again.

2. Something kind of embarassing that I still love anyway is    my Build A Bears. I'm such a dork, but I don't care.  The kids love them and it's fun. I think the reason I'm such a good teacher is that I still love to play with toys. Sometimes, I think I'm having more fun than the kids.

3. My favorite car is     1969 Mach 1 Mustang Fastback. Wow, it's almost like I answered that question today already.

4. If I could pick one type of weather to live with for the rest of my life it would be    kind of like the weather we've had lately, minus the wind.  Warm enough during the day for shorts and a t-shirt, but cool enough at night to need a sweatshirt.

5. My favorite thing to do after a bad/stressful day is     sit in the backyard and have a drink with my boyfriend or my parents. 

6. This weekend       I will be going to a training for the Red Cross to learn how to set up emergency shelters and showing off my new truck!
7. If I were a color, I'd be       blue      because,       it's my favorite color. Isn't that a good enough reason?

Picture This Thursday

Picture This Thursday

My mom's birthday cake. My dad did this wonderfully creative decorating job.

Thursday Thirteen - Disney Movies

  1. The Little Mermaid. Favorie Disney movie ever.
  2. Darby O'Gill and the Little People.  I have loved this movie since I was a kid. They used to show it on tv every year.
  3. Mary Poppins.  I always wanted to jump into a chalk drawing.  That looks like fun.
  4. Alice in Wonderland.  Awesome movie.
  5. Cinderella. Where is my fairy godmother? I don't need a pumpkin turned into a coach, I need my jeep to be turned into a new truck.
  6. Bedknobs and Broomsticks. Another favorite from when I was little.  Who needs a truck when you have a magic bed?
  7. Snow White. I live with two of the dwarfs. Grumpy and Grumpier.  Lol
  8. Up. How amazing is that movie?
  9. Meet the Robinsons.  A very cute movie.  Great story.
  10. Lady and the Tramp. Makes me want a dog every time.
  11. Ratatouille.  Or as my daughter called it, Rat Patootie. LOL
  12. Sleeping Beauty. My daughter's favorite.
  13. Aladdin. Robin Williams is hilarious.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011


Probably worrying too much, as usual.

Shhhhhhhhh! I have the worst habit of making something out of nothing.  I swear my brain actually makes shit up to worry about.  I have been a total wreck this week and I can't for the life of me figure out why. I need to get my butt up the hill and get my ass back on a horse.  That's like the best happy pill ever.  Or I could run away to Jamaica. Jamaica sounds good.

Have a happy Easter everybody!

Friday, April 22, 2011


1. What is your favorite Easter tradition?
Usually we go camping in the dessert. We ride quads and do the whole Easter Egg Hunt and everything.  This year, because I didn't bother looking at a calendar and the kids are with their dad, I'm going to the rodeo! Sometimes joint custody is a real bitch.

2. Are you a "shower" or a "long, hot bath" kind of person?
Definitely showers.  I never really have been into taking baths. Not sure why.
3. Can you parallel park and if so when is the last time you did it?
Yes I can.  It's probably been a couple of weeks. 
4. What is your favorite Easter candy?
Oh, it's a toss up between peanut butter eggs and Cadbury Eggs.

5. Easter: do you go all out with the Easter Bunny or focus on the religious part of the holiday?
We're not really very religious and my kids are convinced that I'm the Easter Bunny. I don't know where they got that idea.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Fill in the Blank Friday

1. Fridays are the best and worst day of the week.  The kiddos go to their dads which means I get a little break. But it also means that they're gone. That's never good.

2.    My kids and my boyfriend   make me terribly happy.

3. Something that inspires me is knowing my kids are depending on me and watching me go to school and work hard so I can take care of them.

4. If I had the day off today I would     look for a new truck. Hopefully I can find one before my Jeep blows up and dies.

5. If I had to put a label on my home decor style, I would say my style is  uh, what's a home decor style. Just kidding. I don't think I can put a label on it, other than cheap Wally World furniture.

6. Concerning politics I would say I'm       actually pretty sick of politics. Blech
7. I'd like to go to       Jamaica      so I could lay on the beach drinking beer and relax with my love.

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Music Monday

James Taylor "Sweet Baby James" Live

This is my favorite song by James Taylor.  I used to sing it to my son when he was a baby, even though his name isn't James. ;)

Meet Me on Monday


1. Caesar Salad or Garden Salad?

Caesar salad. Garden salads are okay, but something about a Caesar salad is just yummy.

2. Will you be watching the Royal Wedding on April 29th?
Nope.  I have to work and it's just not that interesting for me.

3. Last thing you spent lots of money on?
My new running shoes.  Hopefully they'll be here sometime this week!

4. Window seat or aisle seat?
Window seat.  I like looking out the window.

5. Do you know your blood type?
No, but I really should. 

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Six Word Saturday

Waiting for my new running shoes.

Finally got my tax refund. Woohoo! Now I have the money to order my fancy running shoes.  It's all about the shoes right? I'm going to get the sensor from Apple to put in the shoes so I can track my walks on the Nike site.  Right now the only way I can track my miles is when I connect my iPod to the treadmill and I'd rather run outside. Since I want to work up to running eventually I hope this will help keep me motivated.

Nike didn't ask me to write this, but I wouldn't be opposed to a free pair of shoes!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Five Question Friday

1. What is your favorite sign of spring?
Warm weather. Sure the flowers are pretty, but not having to wear a jacket is awesome.

2. What was your best birthday ever?
Two years ago. I still have the present, my boyfriend! Lol. We went to a movie and miniature golf, but it wasn't so much what we did as who I was with.

3. What is your favorite dessert?
I believe I may have mentioned this before, it's cheesecake.  Pretty much any kind of cheesecake.  I haven't met a cheesecake I didn't like.

4. What is the best excuse you've ever used to get out of a ticket?
I don't have one.  When I came up with this question I was kinda hoping to see some good ones in case I needed it in the future.
5. Do you wake up before your alarm, with your alarm, or after hitting snooze several times?
Most of the time I either wake up before or with the alarm.  Me and my snooze button are not friends.  That's just a slow torture.  I do better if I just haul my ass out of bed.

Friday Funny

This is hilarious. I love the looks on the other customer's faces. Happy Friday!

Fill In The Blank Friday

1. My favorite daily responsibility is, going to work. It's a nice drive and I get to play for at least half the day.

2. My least favorite daily responsibility is,  this is going to sound terrible, but helping my kids with their homework. At least twice this week there were 4 to 6 hour long battles.  Seriously. Not that I stood there yelling at him or anything, I actually put myself in time out before it got there, but 4 to 6 hours of excuses and evasions. EXHAUSTING
3. My favorite cuisine to eat when going out is  orange chicken at Panda Express. I don't know what they put in that stuff, but it's like crack.

4. My favorite cuisine to prepare at home is, how funny that you assume I cook! Okay, I can cook, but I don't really enjoy it.  I prefer to bake. Why yes, I do make an excellent cheesecake. Thank you for asking.

5. Andy Warhol said that everyone is famous for 15 minutes. My claim to fame is   this blog I guess.  I was in the newspaper a couple of times when I was a kid for records I broke while swimming.  That's about it.

6. If I could have 3 wishes I would wish for, a house, a new truck, and ;) I'm going to keep the third one to myself. I 'll let you know if it comes true
7. My biggest pet peeve is, wow I don't think I can pick just one.  I'm grumpy. Everything gets on my nerves. Lol

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Thursday Thirteen - Autism Quotes

April is Autism Awareness Month

  1. "I see people with Asperger's syndrome as a bright thread in the rich tapestry of life" - Tony Attwood.
  2. "It seems that for success in science or art, a dash of autism is essential" Hans Asperger.
  3.  "Nobel prize-calibre geniuses often have certain core autistic features at their heart" Allan Snyder, director of Sydney University's Centre for the Mind.
  4. "If I could snap my fingers and be nonautistic, I would not - because then I wouldn't be me. Autism is part of who I am." --Temple Grandin
  5. "I do not suffer from Autism, but I do suffer from the way you treat me." -Tyler Durdin
  6. "Someone with Asperger’s really is like you, just more extreme." Dr. Winnie Dunn
  7. "Autism is as much a part of humanity as is the capacity to dream." -- Kathleen Seidel
  8. "Autism is a way of being. It is pervasive; it colors every experience, every sensation, perception, thought, emotion, and encounter, every aspect of existence. It is not possible to separate the autism from the person." --Jim Sinclair
  9. "Many autistics are told that they are broken, diseased, and dysfunctional. This is simply untrue. My wish for all autistics is that they will realize their self-worth and not believe the myth that they are someone that needs fixing." --Patti Shepard
  10. "There are many, many people in the world. Some of them are unusual, just like some of the stones on a beach are unusual. The unusual stones can help us to understand the unusual people who are autistic." --Dave Spicer
  11. "I am not defective. I am different..." --Liane Holliday Willey
  12. "Autism to me is not 'wrong', not subhuman, not a collection of deficits, it is simply 'other'. Another reality. And like anything different, it is going to jar." --Beth Silver   
  13. "Exceptional human beings must be given exceptional educational treatment, treatment which takes into account their special difficulties. Further, we can show that despite abnormality, human beings can fulfill their social role within the community, especially if they find understanding, love and guidance.”
    Hans Asperger


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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Meet Me on Monday

1. Who would be your dream celebrity date?
Gerard Butler. Just please, let him be intelligent. If he's a moron I'll have to leave. I can't date the dumb dumbs.
2. Do you have any food restrictions?
Yes, sadly. I have numerous food allergies and I'm lactose intolerant.

3. How much time do you take to get ready in the morning?
It depends on whether not I have to get the kids ready too.  Just for myself though, including a shower, an hour at least. 
4. Sausage or bacon?
Bacon. I LOVE bacon.  Is there a bacon cheesecake somewhere? Cause that would be awesome!
5. Do you Google, Bing or Yahoo?
Google.  Don't know why, I just do.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Six Word Saturday

Appetizers for dinner = waking up hungry

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Friday, April 08, 2011

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1. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
My temper.  Lol, I have a short fuse. It's genetic. I can't help it.

2. Write about a time when you got lost.
I don't think I've ever gotten lost.  If I'm driving or walking, then I pretty much can keep track of where I am.  I sort of make a map in my head of where I am and can manage to make it back to where I started. Usually once I've been somewhere, I can find my way back over and over again without directions.

3. Camping or 5 star hotel?
Can I have both? Sometimes I want to go camping, but a 5 star hotel might be nice. Okay, I'd rather camp, but I'd like to try the hotel just so I can say I did it.

4. Have you donated blood?
Nope.  I'm either always on some kind of medication or have recently gotten a tattoo and you're not supposed to donate blood for a year after getting a tattoo, or so I've heard.  Guess I should ask huh?

5. Do you have a budget or do you 'fly by' most months?
I guess I have a budget. I only get paid once a month, so I have to be pretty careful otherwise I won't make it through the month.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Fill In The Blank Friday!

1. Something that makes me a great friend is,       I'm a good listener and just all around awesome.

2. I am    sitting in bed listening to the rain. I need my favorite pillow.

3. I am not good at keeping my mouth shut in class. I'm not the class clown, I'm the class loudmouth.  I have attention issues. Surprise, surprise

4. If I had to describe myself in 3 words, they would be     smart, silly, and impulsive. It's so hard not to interupt people all the time or start answering a question before somebody is done asking it.

5. Something I'm really cheap about is     my clothes.  I don't know why I just can't bring myself to spend more than $20 on a shirt.  It just seems wrong!

6. Something I'm willing to splurge on is electronics. I have turned into a gadget junky.  Blackberry, iPod, laptop, camera . . . . . . . .  It's horrible. 
7. I would trade       a year's supply of cheesecake       for a new truck  in a heartbeat. My jeep is a piece of junk.  I wouldn't wish the POS on my worst enemy.  Sure it gets me from A to B, but it leaks transmission fluid the whole way there. Seriously, my back window is covered in it. I'm just waiting for it to catch fire one day soon.
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Thursday Thirteen - Places I would like to visit

  1. Ireland. I've had an obsession with Ireland since I can remember.  Probably due to my Gone With The Wind obsession.  I named my daughter after Scarlett O'Hara.
  2. Atlanta. Hello, Gone With The Wind.  I know it's not the same, but I want to go there any way,
  3. New York. New York Cheesecake.  I know it's gotta be the best there right? What could be more authentic than New York Cheesecake in New York?
  4. Texas. I have friends there!
  5. Washington. Jason has friends there!
  6. Sweden. Chocolate, need I say more?
  7. Australia.  It just looks awesome.
  8. Jamaica. My great-uncle is building a villa there.
  9. Las Vegas. I've only been once and I had my kids with me. So really, I didn't have much fun.
  10. Paris
  11. Hawaii. I love the beach, and I have family that lives there.
  12. Nashville. Why not?
  13. Disneyland. I've been before, but I would love to take the kids again.


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Wednesday, April 06, 2011


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