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Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday Confessional 7*29*11

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Forgive me friends.  It's been a while since my last confession.

I confess that these crazy temperatures have us holed up indoors because I'm pretty sure people DIE outside when temps are crazy insane like this:

My hometown temps, which are similar to ours since I live fairly close, except we have triple digits all the way down. NO LIE.


I confess that I took a picture of a video (follow that?) of a friend and I dancing around my bedroom in bikini's in 8th grade.  WHO DOES THIS?   Me. Wanna see? Nevermind the hair styles.  It was 1992, m'kay?
Why did we find it necessary to dance around my bedroom to Right Said Fred's I'm Too Sexy while we RECORD IT?!? I think I was on drugs.   

JUST KIDDING MOM!  Thank you Dad for getting the old tapes put on CD's. This has been embarrassingly hilarious!



I confess that I was bored one day this week and tried to fry an egg on our road.  What?  It feels hot enough out there. I get boob sweat walking 15 steps to the mailbox. I thought it would make for a good vlog.
I had high hopes of this working....

But after 6 hours, it just looked all kinds of nasty.  #EPIC FAIL.

I confess that when I was sick this week, I had to cough A LOT. And on occasion, I tinkled in my panties a few times. Just a little bit though. And sometimes I coughed so hard that my food came back up. TMI? Sorry. I'm CONFESSING people. Don't you judge me.

I confess that I haven't seen my Captain since the vlog that I did with JennyKate. Crazy right? I hope to rectify that this weekend.


Go visit Mamarazzi for more confessions and link YOURS up!

Happy Friday y'all! <---I don't even say that word!



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Thanks DirecTV for Tom Cruise

Favorite Guest Appearance: Tom Cruise

Contribution by Kennith Griffin

Who can forget the episode of Oprah, when Tom Cruise made a surprise guest appearance? This was one of my favorite episodes of Oprah, because Tom Cruise is simply just such a hottie. I have a major crush on Tom Cruise, and I am definitely not ashamed to admit it! I loved seeing this episode of Oprah on my satellite television, that I got when I found out that DirecTV offers for new customers, and it was right up my alley.

I remember hearing the audience's reaction when Tom Cruise ran out into the crowd. The crowd was simply shocked and they had no idea what was coming. It was so cool to see how crazy the audience went for this man. Even Oprah blushed a bit as Tom Cruise made his way onto the stage. Throughout the whole show, Tom Cruise was just as charming as can be. On this show, he also professed his love to Katie Holmes which was so cute to watch. I remember thinking that Katie Holmes was one of the luckiest girls in the world to be dating Tom Cruise and get to have such a hunk.

Overall, the Tom Cruise appearance has definitely been my favorite guest appearance to date. There is nothing better than watching a handsome actor make an appearance on a show. I loved seeing Tom Cruise on Oprah and would love to see him make another appearance in the future.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

OUCH. Lesson Learned.

Ok, so I haven't been on here very much lately.  I KNOW. I SUCK.  I wish I could tell you it was because I was on a vacation to a tropical island paradise where cute boys with nice tans were waiting on me hand and foot and calling me Mrs. Hot Ass...or something similar but it wouldn't be true.  


What I CAN tell you is that I've been sick.  Pharyngitis and Upper Respiratory Infection did me in.  Nice. I was just sick a few weeks ago. WHO GETS SICK IN THE FREAKIN' SUMMER? Me. Sheesh.  I'm still recovering.  It has been brutal.  But what's worse than having those two infections?  


Getting burned on my leg by my own exhaust pipe while trying to retrieve a fallen sippy cup.  We had just traveled 70 miles and the temp was a cool 108 degrees so needless to say, the pipe was STEAMING HOT.


This was taken soon after it happened.  I didn't feel the pain right away but 5 minutes after blistering my own flesh and melting several layers of my skin off, I was crying BIG UGLY TEARS.


Here's day 2:


Day 3:

And finally today's pic...day 5:
It still hurts like a mo fo.  I won't lie.  I cringe when Emma lightly touches it and says "Boo Boo". I'm keeping it clean and medicated.  I'm hoping it's not infected and that the red stuff is just part of the healing process.


So, I may be taking a little bloggy break for a while.  I have some confessions so I'll try to be back on Friday to confess some sins stuff.  Until then, stay cool, stay healthy, and stay away from exhaust pipes.


Loves and hugs,
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How about a cheaper interest rate?

So, M and I have been thinking about a few things lately.  One thought is to sell our house and move to a house that's slightly bigger OR keep our current house, make some upgrades, and not have to worry about if our house will sell for what we want it to sell for in this crazy market. But one thing is for sure--we need a cheaper interest rate.  We are paying over 6.5% right now and currently, the average is way lower than that.


FHA Refinance sounds like they can help me. They can give me a quote within minutes and possibly save me thousands of dollars a year.  The best part is that if the interest rate goes down, then the potential of my house payment going down is pretty good! Who wouldn't want that?  That is a lot of massages, pedicures and manicures.


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I'll be sure to keep you posted on what we decide to do...
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Two Girls, the Captain and a VLOG!







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So, I finally decided to do another VLOG.  Yes, I know, it's 1 week late. I really like doing them but I needed to loosen up a bit and what better way to loosen up then by vlogging with JennyKate!  She's super funny (even though she doesn't bother blogging much these days) and we always have the best time when we're together. She's a little ca-razy but in a good way.


I will warn you that there may have been some beverages consumed beforehand *SHOCKER* and we were just plain silly and goofy but we didn't care. We weren't trying to impress anyone.  In the words of Cyndi Lauper--We just wanna have fun!  


I need to give props to Shawn and Mamarazzi for hosting the monthly vlog!  It's a WONDERFUL idea and I hope it sticks around.  I also need to give some linky love to MiMi for submitting the questions for this month.  


*Thank you MiMi for giving me a new word to use on my blog.  She likes to mix words and put them together so she gave me blogtastic: Fantastic Blog.  Aww...so sweet! Now if I can just live up to that.....


If you're visiting from JK's blog, please demand beg her to come back to us.  Tell her you'll cut her. She likes it when you are mean. I miss her blogging. It's not the same without her, ya know? 


Here we go.....



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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I can obviously live without it...


Well, today is day 7 with NO INTERNET connection and blogging from my ipad is so annoying.  My new neighbors gave AT&T our address as their address and shut down my phone and internet service.  Niiiice.  I was told that I would have service by Friday.  And then it was changed to Monday by 8:00pm.  Guess what?  I still don't have it.

It should be back on by today so stay tuned.  I have a VLOG to post.  It has JennyKate in it too!  She is a hot mess and of course hilariously funny.  

So for now, enjoy this picture of my cutie patootie brother and my gorgeous sister in law at their wedding last weekend:

Ok, so you can't see them very well but I love the way my brother is looking at her. Or maybe it's just what he's THINKING about that has him smiling.  Whatever. It was 167 degrees out there that day.  Good thing it was a quick ceremony.  I almost melted completely.

Happy Tuesday friends!

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Get Educated Online

Did you go to college? Do you have a college degree?  If not, do you want one but scared you can't find the TIME to manage your family, work and school?  Are you worried about the cost? What if I told you that you that there are online degrees that you can obtain? All you need is a connection to the internet and if you're reading this, then you are GOLDEN!


I personally have a degree in Education.  Did you know that online degree programs in education exists?  How convenient!  The internet really does make everything available to you.  Just think about how many people can now obtain a degree that never thought they had a chance because one of the greatest inventions ever--the INTERNET!


Of course there is always the issue of cost.  College isn't always affordable.  In fact, it's down right expensive to better yourself.  GOOD NEWS! If money is an issue, I have a site for you to visit.  Go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ to find out more information about federal student aid. By achieving an online degree, you could be setting yourself up for a more successful future for you and your family. Good luck!
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

My FINAL We Want To Know as a Co-Host!







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It's time again for WWTK with my fabulous co-hosts Janette, Mamarazzi and Shawn.


Unfortunately, I have some sad news.  This will be my last week to co-host the Wednesday link- up.  There were some creative differences within the group and I've decided to part ways amicably.  I still love all the ladies very much and we are parting ways on happy terms. 


Sooooo.....here are the questions that Mamarazzi wants us to answer this week: 


1. Which activities make you lose track of time?
2. Is there such a thing as perfect?
3. When do you feel most like yourself?
4. Describe your life in a 6 word sentence.
5. Share one of your most beloved childhood memories.


1. Swimming, drinking, facebooking and blogging.  They get me every time! And of course, spending time with this girl:



2. Umm....NO.  And if someone claims they are perfect, they have bigger insecurities than we think.  WAIT.  THIS GIRL is pretty perfect:
Don't you agree?


3. I feel most like myself when I'm hangin' out with my family and friends. 


4.  I am completely jealous of Angelina.
Or: Girls Night Out is this Friday. 
Oh.  It says describe my LIFE in 6 words. That's impossible. I'll go with: I am truly blessed beyond belief. 


5. Have you met Heather?
She was my imaginary friend turned IRL doll that my grandma made me. (Yes, that's Strawberry Shortcake on my shirt. What?) Heather and I were BFF's.  She went with me everywhere.  If you have time to read a cute short story about Heather, click HERE. This sums up one of my many favorite childhood memories.

I would LOVE for you to link up with us!  DO IT FOR ME!  It's my LAST post as a co-host! Please?  Kthanks!

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Do I Smell Poo?

It was a Friday in May.  I was teaching 4th grade GT (gifted) students.  We had a "game day" which meant that we got to play educational games ALL DAY LONG! 


I'm a BIG TIME game player.  I love games!  Board games, card games, computer games, you name it.  I will probably like it.  And I'm competitive.  You will NEVER catch me letting a 4th grader beat me on purpose.  Nope. Never.


All was well in room 139 when a student walks up and says they smell poo.


"POO?  In my classroom? Ok. Let's find the stinky shoes."


I get the attention of my students.  I sniff around for a minute and I do indeed smell poo in my classroom.  I decide a shoe check was in order.  Obviously someone stepped in poo on the playground, right?  I checked all 23 pairs of shoes. No poo.  But the smell was very distinct in one area of the room.  After going next door to my partner teacher to have her smell my room, a little sweet girl comes up to me and tells me she thought it was Hamzah. 


THE HELL YOU SAY! Hamzah?? The smartest boy in my whole class?  No way.  It can't be him.  Why would he shiz his pants on purpose? I don't make them get permission to go to the bathroom.  They're in 4th grade. They simply get the pass, put it on their desk and go.  Why would the smartest boy in my class do this to me himself?


As I get sneaky and "check out which games they are playing in Hamzah's group", I am choking back vomit in my throat. I don't do well with poo and I wasn't even a mom yet.  This was going to be super hard.


Sure enough.  I'm pretty sure I could see the poo poking out of his shorts. I was mortified.  WHAT DO I DO NOW?  It was time for lunch.  I was going to be late and I have a student who shit his pants for no reason at all!


As I drop off my students in the cafeteria, I sprint to the nurses office to seek advice.  She has me send him to her. THANK YOU BABY JESUS! She has clean shorts and underwear. She was going to take care of it for me. I still love that nurse! 


I go up to Hamzah's and told him the nurse wanted to see him but I wasn't sure why. <----so rude to lie but she could handle him better than I could. Don't you people judge me.


After lunch, I asked how it went.  Long story short....it took all of his lunch break and all of the sweet nurse's wet wipes for him to "clean himself up".  The poor boy didn't even have time to eat his sandwich. I wouldn't have wanted to after cleaning up my poopy, messy ass either.


I won't even get into the conversation with his mom after school. I wanted to take Hamzah home with me that day but I was just too pooped. <--bad joke?


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Friday, July 8, 2011

Randomness at its best.


Shhhh!  Don't speak so loudly.  I accidentally drank too much last night on our night out.  I should have stuck with my Captain and Coke but I got talked into ordering a Cow Water.  (I'm in Oklahoma.  Of course we have a drink called a Cow Water.)  The Cow Water was my demise.  Thank you Sarah.

So, instead of my Friday Confessions, I'm doing something a little different. I'm gonna give you random facts about me.  Aren't you excited? This is all I can do today.  I have my baby brother's wedding to get ready for and I have a freaking hangover.  *I'm so stupid*

10 Random Facts About Me:

1. I love to play Sudoku.
2. I do NOT make my bed daily. *GASP*
3. I once had a near death experience while water skiing. I forgot to let go when I fell. I've never tried again.
4. I'm a Hollywood junkie.  I'm obsessed with their lifestyle.  Most of you know that I'm convinced if Jen Aniston met me IRL, she would totally want to be besties with me.
5. I love swimming but these days it's only if I can see the bottom.  I once saw a piece of poo floating on top of the water at the lake. Eww!
6. I can beat ANYONE at Ms. PacMan.
7. I love to cook and bake.  Some days it's good.  Some days it's burnt. 
8. I have loved Chelsea Handler from the moment I read her first book (which is the funniest book I've ever read). I watch her every night on E! and when she starts talking about her peek-a-choo, I almost pee myself.
9. I used to own and ride a dirt bike. So did my dad and brother. Good times!
10. I'm in love with my iphone, my husband, and any of these guys from a previous post but not necessarily in that order.

Now give me a random fact about you! =)

Happy Friday Friends and remember to stay away from Cow Water.



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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

We Want To Know Wednesday!

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Did everyone have an awesome holiday weekend? I did.  In fact, I'm still recovering. There was a bachelorette party involved. Enough said.

Janette, Mamarazzi, Shawn and myself are back again this week for We Want To Know Wednesday. This week, Janette came up with the questions and here they are:

1. Name five of your favorite new blogs that you're reading.
2. When you were a young child or teenager, did you have an idea of how many children you wanted and what their names would be?  Did you follow through on your ideas?
3. What is the silliest thing you fight with someone about?  It could be your spouse, sibling, parents, co-worker, etc.
4. What is your favorite scent that others may not find very nice? Ex. gasoline, sweat from your sweetie, etc.
5. What are your thoughts on plastic surgery? (Have you had it? Want it? Regrets?)

Q1 is from HomeSickCajun
Q2 is from LindiciousLife
Q3 is from JessicaMcCoy
Q4 is from 
Amy@991
*Thank you ladies for submitting your questions!

And here are my answers:

1. Oh man.  New blogs?  I'll be honest.  I haven't been reading too many new blogs this summer and I'm having a hard time reading all my favorites because I'm just too busy for the computer these days.  =( THE HELL YOU SAY?!?  I promise to get better.

2. I always knew I wanted 2 kids (maybe more) and I wanted to be done by 30.  Wellllll....I had my first at 31 and I did not name her Heather Nicole so nope, my idea didn't quite work out as planned but it's ok. Having Emma so late has kept me young!

3. I'm not much of a fighter.  M would say that I'm a nagger.  I "nag" him about picking up his clothes off the bathroom floor, or "nag" him about hanging up Emma's 1 year pic in the living room (she's 18 months and it just got hung up last week) or "nag" him about cleaning up his shaving mess in the sink.  But I don't like to call it nagging. I like to call it REMINDING.

4. I could sniff the Sharpie permanent marker all day long if I didn't think I would get permanent brain damage from it. I'm not even kidding.

5. I've had it.  I'm really 49.  I paid good money and it was worth it.  Oh, and because I was too skinny when I had my face done, I had the good doctor place some lipo in my stomach area, thighs, and ass to make me look more plump.  I'm fairly happy with the results.  Next up, a nose job and breast implants.

I would love to read your answers!  Link up with us but make sure you leave some comment love!  


HaPpY hUmP dAy!


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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

This Offer is GOLDEN!

Have you checked out the price of gold lately? Gold prices are at a great rate right now. Did you know that people even have parties to buy your old gold jewelry?  No joke!  I've been invited to 3 parties this year.  It must be a big deal.  


I never made it to any of those parties but I have TONS of 90's gold jewelry that needs to be thrown out or sold.  I'm pretty sure nobody would want to buy it though.  I spot gold everywhere I go.  It's making a come back, people! Check out the current gold prices by clicking here.
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Monday, July 4, 2011

How To Keep A Healthy Level of Insanity

Do you ever get bored?  Ever feel like playing jokes? I have a solution for you!! 


{Ok, so it came from an email and you MAY have seen it but it made me laugh...like OUT LOUD...not just LOL because there is a difference you know}


1. At lunch time, sit in your parked car with sunglasses on and point a hair dryer at passing cars.  See if they slow down.
2. Page yourself over the intercom at work.  Don't disguise your voice.
3.  Every time someone asks you to do something, ask if they want fries with that.
4. Put Decaf in the coffee maker for 3 weeks.  Once everyone has gotten over their caffeine addictions, switch to espresso.
5. In the memo field of all your checks, write "for marijuana". 
6. Skip down the hall rather than walk and see how many looks you get.
7. Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat and say it with a straight face.
8. Specify that your drive-thru order is "TO GO".
9. Five days in advance, tell your friends that you can't attend their party because you have a headache.
10. When the money comes out of the ATM, scream, "I WON! I WON!"
11. When leaving the zoo, start running towards the parking lot yelling, "RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! THEY'RE LOOSE!"
12. Tell your children over dinner, "Due to the economy, we are going to have to let one of you go."


And the final way to keep a healthy level of insanity....


Pick up a box of condoms at the pharmacy, go to the counter and ask where the fitting room is.


Ok...so are these funny?  Just say yes.  I like agreeance. <---total made-up word.


I hope you're all having a FUNTASTIC {another made up word} 4th of July!  See you Wednesday for another addition of We Want To Know~




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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Need tickets?






A Helpful Post just for YOU!

Are you a person that enjoys getting out and seeing 
performances? I found some wonderful links for tickets. Unfortunately, the arenas listed here aren't close to me but maybe they are for you.  I would LOVE to see Jerry Seinfeld perform! How funny would he be?!?









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