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December 08, 2006

Updates

Lilli has been coming to work with me about three days a week since I've been back and most of the time it's been going pretty well. Of course some days she's in rare form and decides she's going to be awake for no less then 22 hours a day and demand that I hold her while pumping, working, being on the phone and typing emails and contracts. Luckily she doesn't seem to bug anyone else but me, hooray for my own office.

That's why I decided to jump on the sling bandwagon. I ordered this gorgeous pink paisley sling from Hotslings yesterday and I can't wait for it to get here. I also must give props to Jenna for being such a supporter of baby-wearing and it rubbing off on me.

Lastly, here is a delightful picture of Lilli and I at work that my boss took. And althoug it doesn't really look like it in the picture, since Ms. Lilli graced us with her presence, I've lost 25 lbs and am down a pants size from when I got pregnant with her back in February. Woot!

Lilli and I at work

November 21, 2006

Practically Perfect In Every Way

Damn right.

November 15, 2006

Oh, HELL NO!

Woman kicked off plane for breast-feeding baby.

Ok, even as a fellow nurser, I agree that sometimes women can take the whole look at me I'm nursing in public thing a bit too far. Why would you want to purposly make some people uncomfortable when there is a way for you to be more discreet?

But this? This woman was doing nothing wrong. She was by the window, no part of her actual boob was showing.
Airline, how about no, this is completely out of line. Kicking her off by refusing a blanket? Do you know how hot it gets underneath those?

Assbags

November 08, 2006

A little bit of retail therapy

FYI ladies, Kate Spade is having an online sample sale November 14-17. Be sure to shop early as the swag sells out early.

September 22, 2006

Hey I was in AV!!!

Oh goodness. Weird Al was on Bob and Tom earlier this week to promote his new cd, and we got to hear his new song "White N Nerdy"

If you haven't watched this yet it's just awesome. With appearances by Donnie Osmond and Seth Green, you will be laughing by the end. The only thing that concerns me, I do or did a lot of the stuff he mentions in the video...d'oh.

September 07, 2006

Help Isabel

I found this site via Sweetney this morning, uggh.

Here's the info from the site:

I'm writing to you because of my friend Paulette and her daughter Isabel. I met Paulette on a message board a few months before my son was born. Despite many people saying otherwise, my online friend quickly became a real and true friend supporting me before and after becoming a mama. I am doing my best to help support her now.

What started out as Isabel’s flu-like symptoms last week quickly became every parents worst nightmare.

On September 3, doctors announced a preliminary diagnosis of Leukemia. Further tests are being done to determine if in fact Isabel is suffering from Leukemia, or worse, Severe Aplastic Anemia. Both are devastating diseases of the blood and bone marrow. And either way, she's going to need a bone marrow transplant. Her mother, father and brother have not left her side. Her diagnosis requires repeated testing and the search is currently on for a matching bone marrow donor.

Isabel and her parents can use all the help they can get right now. As you can imagine, their world has been turned upside down.

The site they set up is just getting going, and looks like it will be featuring auctions and stuff for sale as well as general updates.

Please do what you can for this family, if you can't donate, prayers will work too, I am sure.

I just can't even imagine what this feels like. Isabel and Isabel's mom,dad and brother, I'm praying for you guys and will be waiting for any news you choose to give us.

September 04, 2006

CRIKEY!!!

I couldn't believe the news this morning, what a sad day for reptillion lovers everywhere.

The Crocodile Hunter died today in a freak accident involving a sting ray!

September 02, 2006

Total Awesome-ness

I just started reading Dad Gone Mad this week, but it seems as though i found him at the right time.

An overseas soldier left him a comment the other day thanking him for basically writing a funny site that made him laugh. DGM, his wife and sis decided to take him and his family on as the DMG Official Cause.

He has set up a site where Mike (the soldier) can post and an address where we can send items that will help him or his wife and 7 month old daughter.

Even if you can't donate stop by and leave encouraging words or just a funny story.

August 24, 2006

Project RunGay

I love me some Project Runway, it's probably the only show on right now, in which I engage Adam in a countdown every half-hour until it finally comes on, he sighs, mutters something about being lame, and goes to bed.

I'm not really what anyone would consider a slave to fashion,(hello Crocs, birk slides and flip-flops with dressy-wear) so when I started enjoying this show during season 2 it came as a bit of a shock.

I guess if I was like half my weight and about 6 inches taller, fashion would do more for me, but as it stands not so much.

After spending some time pondering what it is I like about this show so much (I mean seriously, don't I have anything better to do?) it occured to me that it's the lame drama that goes on each week, and most of all Tim Gunn. Tim has turned into sort of an icon, poping up on best week ever and now from what I'm hearing getting ready to do some commentary on upcoming red carpet events.

One of the newest blogs that recaps and celebrates the awesome-ness of ProjRun is Project RunGay

I started laughing out loud when I read this little nugget on their website about Mr. Gunn.
"Designers, you have 15 minutes. Please shove anything you're holding down your pants and head for the nearest exit.". Ha, I can totally see him saying.

August 10, 2006

Co-Sleeping Debate

The great debate of co-sleeping is one that has been going on for probably forever/as long as people have been having children.

For those of you NOT in the know, co-sleeping is basically when the baby sleeps in the same bed as the parents. Insighting passionate arguments on both sides. Those for it, say it creates a strong bond and it's nice to cuddle with your baby and not have to get out of the bed to comfort them as often, those opposed so the chance of suffication and death is to great, plus it can prove to be problematic later on when trying to transfer the child into their own bed/room. Now I'm not talking about isolated incidents of napping together on a Saturday afternoon, but the regular basis, especially when the child is still too young to recognize it's in danger.

This story recently popped up in our local paper, and I think that Ms. Bonhotal put's it best when she makes the comparison to drunk driving.

Also um 24 years old and she already has 7 kids. WTF, that means she started popping them out at what, 17?
I'd be interested to learn the other background information on this family.

Snakes on Your Phone

Ok this is the coolest Snakes On A Plane schtick yet.

Go here and be prepared to waste a LOT of time.

July 26, 2006

Ha, found this via Sweetney.

The best part is Sam LJ at the end.

Watch it...NOW!

July 20, 2006

Not so good update on Matt

I just checked Jennas blog and it looks like things have taken a turn for worse for Matt. The family is now being flown out to say goodbye to their son, brother, loved one.

Please please please pray that this war will end and our troops will be brought home safe, pray for those overseas now, pray for those who have lost loved ones.

Thanks

July 18, 2006

Shape of a Mother

I was reading Sundry's blog the other day and she posted about Shape of a Mother, and talked about her own body image issues and how she felt about this site.

I love it. I can tell you that when you are bombarded with how wonderful celebrities look days after they have given birth it kinda stings.

I wouldn't trade any of it for Conner or Lilli though.

Check it out and next time you see a woman with stretch marks be grateful to and jealous of her, for she probably has dealt with her own body issues, and more then likely she brought forth a beautiful human being into this world and got to experience something that half the population never will.

July 14, 2006

yes please!

A few days ago, the fabulous Ms. Erika posted some bitchen shoes she found on Zappos. I made the mistake of clicking on the link and doing some just for fun searching myself.

Shoe's are one of the things that I always enjoy buying because they don't ever make me feel fat. (anyone ever see/read In Her Shoe's?)

Of course I don't ever have anywhere to wear these shoes too, I'll have to start inventing my own opportunities I suppose, but they are so fun to look at and occasionally purchase.*

*If anyone's interested, why yes, shoe's make great "So you're gonna have a baby" present, and don't forget my birthday in August :-)

June 22, 2006

editing can work miracles

More realistic version of the the Brittany Spear's interview went?

June 07, 2006

Coloriffic Swap-O-Rama

This month was the first swap for me, and I had just as much fun shopping and putting together a package as I am having waiting for my package to come. Squeeee!

The basic gist of it is as follows: Each month has a color theme, and you need to pick things that fit within that theme and are crafty related. Your partner has a bio and flickr page that can give you more information into the certain types of crafts they like. Plus, you have to throw in at least one handmade item.

This months colors were black, white and a mystery color. Based on your partners likes, you got to pick the third color. I chose aqua. Here are some pics.


Most of the contents of my swap!
June

June

All packed and ready to go!
wrapped up and ready to go.

May 25, 2006

Want to Help a Princess?

I found out about this awesome opportunity courtesy of Erika.

To sum it up, this little girl has cancer, and a bunch of kick-ass people have started a card campaign for her. So make one you bee-otches, if nothing else it will keep you grateful for what you have.

She really like princess's, too.

May 24, 2006

I <3 Glen Beck

So we all know what a dumbass Madonna is right? Well this guy from CNN pretty much nails what we are all thinking.
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"Ok the people that went to Madonna's concert in L.A. Spent $380 A Ticket to see this (he shows pic of her hanging on the cross) and let me tell you that's worth every dime that you paid really. Hey Madonna will you do me a favor, knock off the Christ bashing for 10 minutes will you. She doesn't even offend me anymore I've gone numb to Madonna's antics. What really bugs me is the hypocrisy. Last year she was promoting her horrible children books Madonna said 'we shouldn't let our kids watch TV, Americans have to stop doing that theres too much filth on television'."

"Gee Madonna why would you think theres too much filth on TV? (he plays her videos for like a virgin and American pie) Look at this I'm not even sure but I think I'm getting crabs just from watching this, really in fact if youre at home grab some penicillin, swallow it otherwise youre gonna be peeing cookie dough tomorrow."

"Do you remember when Madonna made out with Britney spears at the vmas apparently that confused her daughter Lordes, which is a stupid name, she asked her mom she said "mom are you gay?" Madonna's response in that fake British accent "I am the mummy pop star and she is the baby pop star and I am kissing her to pass my energy on to her." By energy, Madonna if you mean cold sores then yeah you're probably right."

"Madonna's latest antics has everybody shocked, I don't know why really she's a one trick pony, since 1983 same stuff. The only thing that shocks me anymore is when people are who they say they are they don't play games with who they are just to makemoney."

"Instead of humping a stack of bibles Madonna, maybe you should lose the fake British accent, act your age, spend a little more time with your kids and leave mine alone.

That Madonna would be truly shocking."
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Who knew CNN was funny?

Thanks to DListed from bringing this kickass guy to my attention!

May 23, 2006

'Blog quote of the day

So I've decided to start pulling the funniest (to me) random shit I see quoted on a blog.

Today's features Traceys/Sweetney's comment policy:

NOTE: Comments lacking a valid email address and/or blog URL will be deleted. Also, comments that are rude, nasty, asinine, or irritating -- all determined by my own admittedly subjective measurement -- will be deleted. Though none of this applies to 99.9% of comments, please always remember: This is not a Democracy, this is a ROCKTATORSHIP.

May 10, 2006

I dare you to not smile

May 05, 2006

Print this out now, WHORES!

Umm, it's like you can't tell if it's real or not.

One thing for sure is last time I had a one-on-one with my higher power, none of these things were on his list of important stuff for me to remember.

May 04, 2006

Snakes...ON MY BUTT!

Oh Sweet Jesus, Mother Mary and everything that is holy. This is one of my biggest fears. Holy shit I feel a little ill just thinking about it.

Ever since I was little I would always peer into the toilet, TERRIFIED that something was going to bite me, aggghhh! I can't even finish thoughts or sentences after seeing this. My mom always told me that nothing could get me from there turns out she is a LIAR!!!!!!

To think, I have been taking my life into my own hands everytime I use the pisser.

Final Judgement Day

What a fool. Although Lisa Dolan pretty much nails it with her comment.

April 20, 2006

Happy Thursday

Ahh, this made my freaking day.

Our household has some of the largest Princess Bride fan's out there (inconceivable!), and this is just perfect. The kid really does have Vizzini's voice down.
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I promise I will have a post with important stuff in it soon. I seem to be feeling rather apathetic currently, not sure if it's the pregnancy or just crazy cycle of my life, an issue that TB discuss's wonderfully over here.
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On a somewhat related note, Adam and I watched the biography of Andre' the Giant last night on A&E, did you know he was French? All in all, pretty good, but I feel asleep before they got to the part where he died. I'm sure I would have cried.

April 17, 2006

Photo Scavenger Hunt

I found this on Kelly's site, and am to lazy to go get the official code, but still wanted to have fun.

Apparently there is this fun little Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt, this week's theme was feet.

Here we go.

Spring 001.jpg

I took this picture about a week and a half ago, when the sun was out and we had just gotten over some nasty cold rainy weather. It was a good day.

March 06, 2006

"To drink and fight!"

haha! Who watched SNL this weekend? Damn Natalie Portman was funny. If you haven't seen her rap video with the awesome Andy S(who brought you Chronic-les of NARNIA!) then click here.
(for some dumb reason, SNL keeps taking down the video as fast as people can upload it, so if it's not at this link then just search for it, so worth it)

Yeah here's to drinkin' fightin and BEEP-ing all ni-ight!

March 01, 2006

Interested in Buying a Historic Home

You should check out this article from Business Week

February 24, 2006

someone get me a wire brush and some Ajax

Gawd, I read this two days ago I still feel unclean.
(thanks Hope, I think....)

February 21, 2006

So when i got my new laptop at work, i was a dumbass and didn't burn all my itunes songs before the computer got sent off to be emptied. They were on my ipod but, Apple disabled the feature that allows you to download songs from your Ipod.

I did a little searchin' today and found this awesome program. It pulls your songs off the ipod and automatically transfers them to your itunes.

Bitchen' huh?

The wookie who could photoshop

Please, please go here. It's really, really good, and you'll thank me, I swear.

So far my favorite is between the Nick Nolte-esq mug shot and the Dick Cheney fun-time pictures. Be sure to listen to Chewy' song too.

February 17, 2006

Johari Me!!!!!!

So yeah, I am weak, everyone else is doing it!
If you have never posted here before, now would be an excellent time to let me know you are reading, and if you do post then you better do it!

Nerd Alert

So, do I really even, need to say that I am so excited about this...?

mmmm Hugh Jackman...

February 08, 2006

Hell.Yes

The 2nd Annual Myspace Stupid Haircut Awards

'Nuff said.

February 01, 2006

I'm a Frickin' Mommyblogger

My newest purchase, designed by the lovely Sweetney.

There is also a R-rated version, but hey, I had to think of the kids.

Anyway, you should check out Sweetney's blog, she has a lot of cool stuff to say, and some nice taste in music. (plus her kid is cute and her hubby is hot!)

January 30, 2006

Anyone Else Going?

It's going to be April 5-8 in Chicago. I am very excited, and hopefully Adam won't have military that weekend either.

I am hoping to get a lot of info out of it, not only for our house and the renovations we plan on doing, but also to bring home lots of information for the community.

There are some big things getting ready to happen in New Albany, big positive things. Stuff that will build neighborhoods, raise awareness, increase single-family homes, and most of all pride back to the people in New Albany.


January 24, 2006

GETTING Mean?

I admit it, I do NOT get what the attraction is to American Idol. It's boring, cruel and so over. Did I mention it was cruel? Yeah I know, I know, the people put themselves out there, but they are asking for a critic of their voice, not their height, weight, sexual preference, occasionally he will tell someone they can't sing.

I know that most of the time honostly is the best policy and all that crap, but really, let's be honost. Simon is the biggest jerk, I have ever seen. He is unusually and unnec. cruel.

I think the public is finally starting to notice.

Karma baby.

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January 23, 2006

Sometimes Corn Needs to be Told When to Lay the F Down

Many of you may only know Chuck Norris as the man who plays "Walker, Texas Ranger", others may have gotten the opportunity to learn about what makes Chuck Norris, one bad mo-fo.

These "others" have taken it upon themselves to educate others about the Great Chuck Norris, and it is so worth the read. Go here. (and tell your friends)

January 20, 2006

Wanna Laugh??

So, I may have been born a blonde, but for the most part the characterisitcs don't come out in me too often.

Maybe that is why I had to laugh at this joke so much.

January 12, 2006

Snakes On A Plane!

I at first thought this was a joke, but no, it is real, and Samuel L Jackson is really in it, and is one of the main reasons they won't change the name of the film to Pacific Air Flight 12 from (are you sure you are ready for this..?) Snakes On A Plane.

The lovely Sweetney brought my attention to it, and for that i am forever grateful.

January 11, 2006

Ipod my baby!

Conner is so getting one of these!

They should make one for adults too!

January 10, 2006

Protesting at Soldiers Funeral

Protesters are planning on gathering at a slain soldiers funeral in Evansville. The protestors are from a church in Kansas and are actually protesting anti-gays, and say that our soldiers are being killed because the United States harbours gays.

How disgusting, to use this time and this families pain to make your (ridiculous and hateful) point.

Here is the whole story

January 06, 2006

Tragedy in West Virginia

It's a bit delayed but to all who lost someone in the mining accident, my prayers are with you. I pray your family members did not suffer, and God took them gently.

I can't imagine the loss, or find a way to express my sadness for you.

January 04, 2006

Blue! You're my boy...*tear*

Last Wednesday, we lost Blue.

He died of natural causes in his home in Texas. What a sad sad day.

We loved you blue!

December 16, 2005

Map Yo'self

Stolen from Styro

Show me where you be!

December 15, 2005

Yeah but not me, cause I lost another .6 lbs at WW

Gotta love the holidays!

December 09, 2005

They May Not Have the Best Dental Hygiene..

But they can get somethings right.

What a great Christmas gift (or holiday gift I guess if I want to be totally PC) for those who want nothing more then to be with the person they love.

Seriously, if that isn't a testament to a relationship then I don't know what is. Sticking it out together even though, you have been told repeatedly that you will never have the chance to celebrate and receive the same rights and government benefits as others.

Congrats Britian and everyone who can benefit from this!

The cold hard facts

December 02, 2005

Is That on Obelisk in Your Pocket Are You Just Happy To See Me?

People would flip shit if we did this here...you know that whole denial and elephant in the living room thing.

Hint, Hint

Wow check this out! It's the MomAgenda, a yearly planner that has room for your schedule your kids (or hubby's) a place for medical records, shopping lists etc. And it comes is pretty colors!

Most of you who know me, know that I am not the "neatest" person in the world, but I love to carry and use planners. Maybe it's because they are representative of goals and ambitions that I have for myself. I love the idea of being organized and having all of my clothes folded and put away, but I also love spending time with my family more. If I had to choose between color coordinating my undies or stacking blocks with Conner, I would always choose the latter. Motherhood, however has shown me that there is no room for error when it comes to keeping the baby's things organized. It's not such a big deal if I leave the house with my mug of tea sitting on the kitchen table, at the same time, if we dash out of the house and leave the sippy cup, diapers, wipes, toys, extra pair of pants in the diaper bag in the foyer, you can gaurantee that Conner will be dying of thirst, choose to be dramatically bored wherever we are and shit like no kid has ever shit before, with it hitting walls and ruining clothes. YOU JUST CAN'T TAKE THAT CHANCE!!

So yeah, anyway I have dreams of being the super slender, career mom, but who has enough time to spend with her kid at the school, soccer games whatever,and be the supportive wife and best-friend to her husband, (whew that made me tired just writing all that. I guess maybe the planner like holds that ideal.

Christ...I need therapy....

PS I want this one.

December 01, 2005

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little

Similar to the Zombie Post below, but not quite it!
EATEN ALIVE!!

More bedbug links for your reading pleasure

They are horny too!
Watch out Kirsten!
Starting to feel a little sick...
Oh God, where is the toilet

BLLLAAACCCHHHHHH!

November 24, 2005

Ooooh..God..wwwhhhyyyy?

I guess we all knew it had to happen sometime, but why did they have to come and ruin my Thanksgiving with their heartbreaking announcement?

Yes, that's right Nick and Jessica are spliting up...FOR REAL!

*wipes away a tear* What a shame...I think it was because she was getting so famous and he was...well fffffthhhhh.

November 18, 2005

Raising a kid is so ha-aard!

So good ole Dr. Ferber, the mastermind behind letting your child cry it out (all the while, simaltaniously ripping your heart out) is modifying his statements.

The main problem that I had with Dr. Ferbers method was that he advocated it for up to 45 minutes. OK there are a lot of things that could go wrong in those 45 minutes. They child could be hurt, or hungry or have a dirty diaper.

We chose the method that involves checking in on the baby every 10-15 minutes, until they fall asleep. The first night we did this with Conner it lasted about 40 minutes, we checked on him 2 or 3 times to make sure he wasn't hurt or anything and he finally fell asleep out of pure exhaustian. It was HEART-WRENCHING. The next nite it was about 25 minutes the next nite he wimpered for a few minutes and now he usually goes down without a fight.

I know that this isn't typical behavior, but neither is leaving your screaming 10 month old to their own devices for hours just to fall asleep.

Suck it FERBER!

November 17, 2005

Mamma, I'm coming hoooome

Ever been to Craftster.org?

If not, you are so missing out. It's an awesome site that is devoted to crafts. Not tea coozy crafts either, but bitchen stuff made out of old jeans, vintage embroidery patterns crafts!

They have weekly contests over on the blog part. Now I have a place to go and let my inner DIY geek out.

Bwaah look at this one project a craftster sent in! She knitted little Yoda ears!


November 16, 2005

God Warrior

I found this link to an ebay auction featuring the God-warrior herself Margaret Perrin on Brit's website. It made my day!

Typically Adam and I don't do the reality TV thing, but we were fortunate enough to stumble across this gem that is Trading Spouses.

It was so juicy that they had to make it two weeks!
In the last episode she jut flips out-on her own family. and on the crew!


November 14, 2005

I'll hang it up right next to my x-ray

This is the neatest thing!

You send your spit to this company, and they get your DNA results and turn it into artwork! I want one, seriously. I want one for all three of us. Seriously.

November 10, 2005

Gonads and Strife

It's just to funny. Ah Back in the day eh Brit, Tiff and Ryan?
You have to have speakers and hear it for the full effect.

If you don't laugh out loud then you have no soul...
Gonads and Strife

October 06, 2005

She puts the dizzle fo-shizzle!

Wow, this website is awesome. I still haven't figured it out yet.
Not only does she have a passion for wearing gem sweaters-but she also sings about them too! Weeeeeee

Check her out, she's fun either way.

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