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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I can smell the end!

My final day of class/work this semester is May 13!  I'm so excited I can barely contain myself.  And of course I have spring fever and don't want to be there.  I was planning on getting a job over the summer, but I can't do it.  I need a break.  I plan to make money here and there while I can (I might tutor people on how to use ebay or something) but I just am so ready to relax.  I am looking forward to spending a lot of time outside, hanging with friends, rollerskating, bike riding, walks... ah, yes, heaven!

So, once again I have to apologize on my lack of original posts, but coming after May 13, you're gonna get sick of me!

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My Most Triumphant Outlet Shopping Story

I haven't had the chance to go to an outlet mall or outlet store since having kids, which is probably a good thing,  because I would have maxed out 50 credit cards there.  Learn about Gap Outlet and take part in some awesome discounts and check out the Exclusive TwitterMoms discount! However, there is an awesome outlet mall about 100 miles away that we used to stop at on trips for school, whether it was sports or speech.  I think the best day ever was finding this outlet store (name escapes me at this moment) and you could buy some awesome bras for like 4 bucks and underwear for a dollar!  I got some sweet looking tops for less than 10 as well.  It was a teenage fashionista's dream come true!  Now that I think about it, I am pretty sure that I need to make a trip there this summer on my way to Adventure Land.  Yep, this is definitely going to happen.  Here I come, bankruptcy! 

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Motherhood is Easy: As Long as You Have Nothing to do For the Next 50 Years

Finally, a book I was asked to review that I actually really liked!  Most people tell me their book is funny, but really it isn't.  Not this book!  I started reading it at work and found myself lol'ing all the time.  Rebekah Hunter Scott is a mom who gives you a complete no-nonsense approach to her experiences as a parent.  She approaches everything to public displays of humiliation to using "because I said so" for those nagging why questions that kids don't seem to run out of.

I know that as moms we don't have a lot of free time and sometimes it seems like reading is the last thing on your to-do list!  But, I promise you that this book will be worth it.  It is great to know you're not the only one feeling certain things about your parenting style and this book also gives you belly laughs- something that helps improve the mood after your kids have been holy terrors all day.
MOTR Grade: A

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Conversations with Christine: Green Eggs & Ham Edition

via text this morning:

Christine: Hola!

Me:  Hola!  Te gustan huevos verdes y jambon?

Christine: No Sam I am!

Me: In a house?  With a mouse?

Christine: I would eat them off of a really hot guy's washboard abs.

Me: What if he has a super thick happy trail?

Christine: LMAO

Monday, April 12, 2010

Christine's Urban Dictionary Submission

If you're unfamiliar with the website UrbanDictionary.com, you should definitely take a look.  It's kinda like most wikis, but far more useless.  People can submit definitions and they are accepted whether they are valid or not.  I tried to submit one for my friend Christine and she tried to submit one for me, but we were both rejected.  Here was my submission for "Christine":

A name given by parents who can't commit to adding and "a" at the end, thereby making it Christina. They prefer only two syllables.
"I really would like to name my baby Christina, but what happens when I'm tired and breathless after beating her? Christine would be much easier to say."
by hamsterkitten on Apr 9, 2010 tags: cara, orville, krystyn, crab rangoon

and her submission for "Cara":

Woman who loves animals, including dogs, cats, poultry, rodents and tsunamis. Goes out of her way to rescue abused ducks and maggot-infested cats. Has her friends' backs while harboring a deep, yet justified, distrust of authority. Possesses cool tattoos, a superb intelligence, and can write brilliantly funny things on a moment's notice. If a person makes you laugh your ass off and then offers you oreos from her Lunchable, you shall call that person Cara.
Cara: I keep having this nightmare that Professor Smith shows up with my husband's redneck friends, but instead of trying to shoot my cats, he makes coffee in my kitchen!

Christine: *laughs uncontrollably*

Cara: Here, want some oreos?

Christine: Thanks, Cara!


Friday, April 9, 2010

Get Your Hawaiian On!!!

It's summer... okay, it's spring, but it's almost summer.  I want to be in Hawaii, you want to be in Hawaii, but the most vacation this economy allows for is the local Super 8 with an outdoor pool.  Well, make the best of it and dress like you know how to have fun- Hawaiian style!  Wave Shoppe is there to help with Hawaiian Shirts for men, women and martians. 

From classic Hawaiian and Luau styles to fun prints like classic cars!  And it's not just a great site for shirts.  Wave Shoppe also has everything from Hawaiian dresses to sarongs and leis!

On a personal note, I'd like to tell you a story about something that happened a few weeks back.  I was at this club in Malibu and these two brothers approached me.  They were twins and fantastic looking.  Both were successful and wealthy and both told me that they wanted me to go out on a date with them.  Well, how was a girl to choose?  Turns out, one was wearing this fabulous blue Hawaiian shirt and it was super fabulous!  Needless to say, that's the guy I chose.  His name is Eric and we fell madly in love on that first date.  He flew me to Hawaii in honor of the fantastic shirt that brought us together and we had a luau for our reception.  Life is so great and it's all because Eric was wearing a Hawaiian shirt that he bought from Wave Shoppe!  Can you believe it?  *silently laughing*

What's in for 2010?  Hawaiian!  Eat that, Armani!

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

My Weird Dream: The Professor and the Cat Killers

This dream happened more than a month ago, but it was quite vivid, so I'm going to share it.  My dream from last night involved getting stabbed at a prison and having the wound got infected and infested with maggots- I don't think you guys want to hear about that dream!

So my dream that I'm going to talk about started with my husband deciding that he hated the cats that live in the house.  Behind my back, he called his friend to come over and exterminate them.  So, his friend shows up with two hillbilly rednecks and a professor from WIU that I've never actually had class with.  The professor was dressed in a suit and tie.  The professor tells me that he had no idea it was my cats and heads to the kitchen and begins making coffee.

My husband feels guilty that they are going to kill the cats and he helps me hide them.  Meanwhile, his friend and the rednecks start shooting up the house with shotguns because they "see movements" and just shoot at them.  The cats stay hidden and safe and the professor stays in the kitchen by the coffeemaker the whole time.

My dreams tend to not have endings, so that's all I have.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

My Weird Dream: Three's Not Company

I have dreams almost every night.  Some are extremely mundane and others are very bizarre and detailed.  I had this dream over the weekend and was just telling my friend Christine about it and she said I should turn it into a book, but I decided to blog about it instead.

So in my dream, Christine and I were actresses along with the dude who plays Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) on General Hospital.  We were on this drama where the three of us lived together and were all in a weird polygamist (without the marriage) relationship because Christine and I were both dating  Steve's character.  She played a doctor and I was a freeloader.  Steve was a renegade, lol.  So on the show, Christine's character gets non-terminal lung cancer and the radiation makes her sterile.  My character becomes pregnant and her character is extremely jealous.

Outside of the show in our real life, it's pretty much the same scenario.  We are in the same relationship except we are all actors.  Christine can't have  kids anymore and Steve really wants children.  I become pregnant and Steve and I decide that we are going to go become a couple exclusively and ask Christine to leave, but I am afraid to tell her that I'm pregnant or that we're "leaving" her because she is already mad about it happening in the storyline.

If I were to interpret this dream myself, it would be quite easy:

1) I watch too much General Hospital.
2) Christine and I spend too much time together, lol.

I think I'm going to start  writing down my dreams because Christine told me I should.  And my friend Marc alleges that he will psychoanalyze them for me.

Wordless Wednesday: Easter Edition

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

My First CD Since 2006

I am not one to spend money on DVDs and CDs.  I listen to the radio when I'm in the car and I tend to not want to take the time to watch a movie I've already seen.  So, it is a rare occasion when I talk myself into wasting ten bucks on a CD.  The last time I did this was in 2006 with Justin Timberlake's FutureSex LoveSounds.  I had always had the policy that unless there are at least three songs released that I like off an album, it's not worth buying.  I probably have maybe ten authentic CDs in my collection and most consist of Matchbox 20 and Jewel, lol.

But, I caved and I splurged.  I had been thinking about it for a couple months and finally decided to go for it!  Of course most people assumed that the CD that I would be was Lady Gaga, and indeed she has released many singles off her album, but there are a couple in there that I'm not too thrilled about.  Sure, I'll listen to them if they're on the radio, but would I voluntarily choose them?  Not so much.

No, the CD that I chose was Kings of Leon's " Only By the Night."  I REALLY liked their three songs they have released so far and convinced myself to buy it.  And so far, I'm glad I did!  I think I'm to song number 8 and I have only skipped one.  This CD was purchased much to my husband's dismay as he can not stand Kings of Leon, and doesn't understand their appeal.  But this is coming from a guy that buys Lamb of God CDs, so I won't consider him the answer to the musical in-the-know.

Has anyone else purchased this CD or heard it?  What do you think?  Are you a big CD buyer?