Monday, January 30, 2012

10 Things and an Announcement!

Hello Lovies! Today for TTUT hosted by Mrs. Seriously and yours truly, I'm linking up with Emmy for 10 Things to Smile About. It's one of my favorite meme's because I get to brag about things that make me HAPPY!

WARNING: I get super cheesy and lovey dovey. Good thing this doesn't happen very often.

10. Starting the Dukan Diet. I'm losing pounds, inches and squeezing into smaller sizes by watching my diet which makes me SMILE. However, not seeing the Captain has me a little mopey. 

9.  I booked my trip to Cali earlier this month to spend time with some bloggy friends {and missing that some of you can't be there}. I'm SMILING about staying in this ginormous house with 6 fellow bloggers:
8. When Emma wakes up in the mornings, she comes straight into my room and climbs up into bed with me for some snuggling. She is a GREAT cuddler. That makes me SMILE.

7. My winnings at the casino made me SMILE! This was a penny slot machine, you guys--named after one of my fav movies, The Hangover! I won big money at the card tables though. ;-) CHA-CHING! {Big money=$60}
6. Seeing my Texas teacher friends and having a sleepover at the casino also made me SMILE! We always have a bottle of wine, cheetos and chocolate in our room. But what happens at the casino stays there. That's all I can say. I was sworn to secrecy.
Gayle, Tina, Jenny, and ME {with the bad hair}
5. After my friendship post yesterday, I have to say that my FRIENDS have made me SMILE this month. Thanks for all the sweet comments.  I love you all! 

4. This picture of my baby daddy and his little girl warms my cold heart and makes me SMILE.
3. Ringer comes back on today after being on hiatus for WEEKS. If you haven't seen this show or my other favorite, Revenge, you are missing out! Both of these shows make me SMILE!

2. Taking warm Jacuzzi baths with my sweet little Emma Kate makes me SMILE.
Look at those ears! She can thank papa for those!!

1. And now for our BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!! Shawn and I will be hosting a SWAP! This has been several weeks in the making and our friend, Sweet Aly, finished our button last week so we can officially announce it! All of the nitty gritty details will be posted later this week {packages will need be delivered later next month} so if you are interested, tell me in the comments (or email me). Space will be limited but I would love for you to swap with us!  

Here's our cute little button! Thanks Aly! You're the BEST!


What makes YOU smile? 

Go check out my girl Emmy's page and link up!

I'm also linking up with Stacy too! Go check her out!



In high school, I felt it was important for me to fit in {I was and occasionally still am somewhat of an insecure person} but sometimes DRAMA just happened. Can you relate?

For instance, I was: shoved in a locker, chased through town by a crazy girl while DRIVING MY CAR, had nasty, dirty words written all over my house in white paint while we were gone on vacation, had a girl and her posse showed up at my house to fight me {I lost}, a girl started a fight with me in English class that resulted in a suspension {I won}, and countless other minor mishaps all due to high school drama. It wasn't fun. 

And if you think blogging is any different than high school, you would be WRONG. Hurtful and tacky posts are written daily. I've been the subject of a few and just last week, an internet friend was attacked on her own blog by people she didn't even know for asking an innocent question on another girls blog. {Did you get that?}


Most of you know that on January 1st, I declared "New Year, New Me". So along with that motto, I've decided that I need to nurture and respect my friendships more. I just finished reading this book 

and I learned a lot from Rachel's journey to find a BFF. {You can visit her blog by clicking HERE} It made me thankful for the true friendships I've made and not to worry about other friendships who didn't want to stick around for the long haul.

I recently asked four of my closest and dearest friends TWO simple questions: 
(1) What is one positive quality that you like about me?
(2) What is one quality that you feel I should work on that will make me a better friend?

I'll start off with JennyKate's answer. She's the friend that has known me the longest and has the most dirt on me from our church days. 
{I'm just kidding, Mom!}

I love this girl! She makes me smile. Too bad she gave up on her blog. She is SUPER FUNNY over there. {For all you out there that used to read her, click HERE and tell her you'll cut her if she doesn't come back. She caves to peer pressure.)

So, I'll be working on the THREE STRIKES YOU'RE OUT policy instead of just one strike. I'm also working on patience. <---so hard for me!!!

Next up is my college BFF, Rhonda. She's a loyal reader and I value our 13 year friendship. She is sassy and knows how to put me in my place when I get out of line. Here's what she says:

When M and I get together with Rhonda and Mark, we like to play games {and drink heavily}. I get very competitive and I don't like to lose. I've been known to make her cry {bad, bad friend!}. Ironically, she isn't the only person that says this is a bad quality....

That brings me to my Fort Worth bestie, Jenny. We began teaching together in 2003 and have been joined at the hip ever since. I miss her dearly since moving back to Oklahoma. Here is what she said:

BTW, I said HELLZ NO to the unplugged for 24 hour bit. Being unplugged for 8 hours was bad enough, right Connie and Emmy?

But then she thought of something:
I've already heard that once. Ok, ok. I need to work on my competitiveness. I really love to win though. 

And finally, I asked my girl, Shawn for her input. I have SEVERAL internet friends from all different groups {I'm not just in one big clique, you know} but I feel that since we talk a lot {due to our weekly meme} and we've spent time together face-to-face, she could give me some accurate feedback as well. Here's her response:

HT= Heytell for all you smart phone users. So patience haunts me again. It is a big factor that I need to work on! I do tend to get pissy...even more so without the Captain and chocolate in my life. *tear*

I really appreciate all my friends for their honesty and willingness to help me become a better friend. Any advice from my loyal readers would be appreciated too.

**What qualities do YOU think make a good friend AND/OR what qualities drive you crazy in a friendship?**

PS. Tomorrow is Talk To Us Tuesday and there will be a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! {No I'm not pregnant!} Come back tomorrow and link up with us!

Love and hugs,

Friday, January 27, 2012

Kiss Me Once. Kiss Me No More.

Hi friends! I'm a little under the weather this week and trying to gear up for my yearly Winstar trip with my Texas friends this weekend. 

Here is a recycled post on one of my most horrific experiences as a kisser. Enjoy~ 

Have you ever broken up with a guy because he was a HORRIBLE kisser?

I have and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Kissing is my thing. I love it. I look forward to it. It sometimes leads to more things (HOLLA--unless you have a headache) but when you are dating someone that can't kiss, it ruins E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G. Are you with me ladies?

When I first met "Beefcake", I was enamored with him from the get-go.

He was super hot.

He was incredibly sexy.

He was hysterically funny.

He was surprisingly charming.

He was a cowboy (which was a first for me!)

And when he finally asked me out, I had dreams about us sucking face.

In my head, it looked similar to this picture:
kissing Pictures, Images and Photos

So after dinner, we headed back to his place for a movie and wine. I had butterflies in my tummy. I knew after waiting patiently for this date to finally arrive, I was gonna make out with Beefcake TONIGHT on HIS COUCH!

And then, the moment that I had dreamed about happened.

And I almost threw up.

My whole entire face was wet.

I couldn't breath. He was literally suffocating me with his saliva.

Did he just come at me with an open mouth? Oh shiz. He did.

I stood up quickly and excused myself to the bathroom so I could dry off with a towel and think about my exit strategy. I couldn't believe that Beefcake was a face-licker. I was crushed (and still a bit wet behind the ears).

After returning from the bathroom, I made up the worst lie ever about why I needed to leave and he looked confused but agreed to walk me out. I was dreading this because I knew what was going to happen as soon as I got to my car.

And just as I had predicted, as soon as he opened my door, he came at me with an open mouth similar to this picture

and what did I do?

I slammed the door.

Right in his face.

And I'm pretty sure I peeled out of his driveway.

He tried calling several times but I am no good at handling confrontation, so I chose to ignore the situation and just hope and pray that we NEVER run into each other again.

And we never did.


And there is no need to judge me, people.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Love and hugs,


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Weigh-In Wednesday

I am taking a quick time-out from my day off (Thank you Mother's Day Out!) to update my progress on the Dukan Diet{click for more information}

My weight as of January 1st: 177.9
My weight last Wednesday:   168.8
My weight today:                    167.6
Weekly loss:                               -1.1
Total weight loss:                     -10.3

Remember how last Wednesday I said I was having the dreaded "female bloating week"? Well, my special friend never showed up. And NO! I'm not pregnant YET. 

I have PCOS. It sucks. It makes it harder for me to loose weight. {I swear I didn't make that up}. PCOS also makes you have irregular periods. <--I hate that word. But I'm still happy with my weight loss thus far. 

So guess what PCOS?? I'm WINNING! {Who watches the Bachelor? Courtney needs to go and not just because she says "WINNING" all the time.}

I'm heading out to my massage appointment! So, what's new with you guys? 

Happy Hump Day!


Monday, January 23, 2012

I'm Full of Useless Information

Hey there, Lovies! It's time for TTUT hosted by yours truly and the ever-so-sexy Seriously Shawn.

I found a website this weekend that listed very useless yet slightly entertaining information and I've decided to post a few of these facts for your reading pleasure.

* A lot of lovemaking can unblock a stuffy nose because sex is a natural antihistamine.--Good to know. More sex, please!

*At age 70, more than 70% of men are still shooting potent "swimmers".--Excellent. I guess Grandpa can still knock up the pre-menopausal woman next door.

*Each year, there are more than 40,000 toilet injuries in the U.S. --Um, really? Are the skinny bitches falling in?

*To burn off one M&M, you will need to walk the length of a football field. --Holy shiz. Good thing they didn't mention my beloved Twix. I may never eat another M&M again.

*Oenophobia is the fear of wine. --I am NOT friends with anyone with this disorder. In fact, my friends {and mother} would be just the opposite.

Finally, I will leave you with my very own "People of Hellmart" photo that I submitted to earlier.

I think I'll call it "THE HELL YOU SAY!"

So, what's new with you? Need a gab session with the ladies? Need to vent? Got any juicy gossip? Come TALK TO US by linking up! We love listening!


I Am Loved.

I have to say I feel so special. I have been tagged by 4 people to do this cute little post; Vandy, Lisa, Kelly, and somebody else that I can't remember and they will probably hate me now. I'M SORRY! Email me and I'll add your name. 

Anyway, here are the rules:
1. Post these rules.  DONE.
2. You must post 11 random things about yourself.  DONE.
3. Answer the questions the tagger asked you in their post. STRIKE 1.
4. Create 11 new question for the people you tag. STRIKE 2--kinda
5. Go to their blog and tell them you've tagged them. STRIKE 3. I'm out.

So, here's the thing. I am not a rule follower. I never have been. Why do you think I co-host a meme that has no rules? This post would be super long if I answered all 33 questions from these lovely ladies. 

So, here's what I'm gonna do. I'll pick one question from each and I'll tell you 11 randomly awesome things about me. DEAL?

Vandy wants to know how I named my blog. When I started my blog back in 08, I wanted to be incognito. No pictures of me. No personal names. Nothing. I wanted to be able to speak my mind freely. {And I do....except sometimes I remind myself that my momma is reading}. I came up with Impulsive Addict because I am a COMPLETELY IMPULSIVE person. And I'm impulsive a lot. Since this was gonna be like my online diary, I threw in the Confessions part. TA-DA!

Lisa wants to know what my least favorite exercise is.
Don't laugh at me but it's that pelvic thrust one. You know, the one where the instructor has you lift your pelvic off the floor and go up and down like you're having weird s-e-x? Please tell me you know what I'm talking about. It's a GREAT exercise, don't get me wrong. But when you're in a class and MEN are in there with you, it looks and feels oh-so-wrong. It's like you're humping air, PEOPLE!

Kelly wants to know if I were on death row, what would my last meal be?
I've answered this one before and I'll be happy to answer it again. It's ALL planned out!!

Appetizer: Unlimited supply of chips, spicy salsa, white queso and guacamole (minus onions).
Entree: One beef taco, one cheese enchilada with white queso on top, black beans and rice.
Dessert: And entire pan of slightly undercooked brownies and a small slice of carrot cake. DON'T YOU JUDGE ME! IT'S MY LAST MEAL!
Drink: A tall Captain and Diet Coke with a twist and a Patron margarita with a straw.

11 Randoms of IA:
*I am not a good dieter. I am full of bitch right now.
*I miss the Captain the most out of everything I gave up for Mr. Dukan.
*I went to a Mexican restaurant on Friday just so I could smell the food. {Ok, and I ate grilled shrimp with veggies but NO CHIPS and that almost killed me.}
*I brush my teeth, do my makeup, and wipe left handed even though I write right handed. 
*I can hold grudges for an incredibly long time.
*When M and I fight, I rarely apologize first.
*I was a habitual liar as a teenager. I'm not now. Duh.
*I despise mean girls even though I've been called one before.
*I would LOVE to organize a cruise for bloggers. How fun would that be?
*I rarely cry at movies.
*I get my thick, black chin hair lasered off but I would NEVER think of getting my picachoo area done. 

Ok, so now I'm supposed to list 11 questions for you to answer.
1. What's your most embarrassing moment?
2. Why do you live in your current city?
3. Did you/Will you have sex on your wedding night?
4. What is one household appliance you can't live without?
5. It's your birthday dinner and you can order whatever you want. What is it?
6. Have you ever enjoyed a Captain and Diet Coke?
7. I should give up ______but I just can't do it yet.
8. Approximately how many pairs of shoes do you own?
9. Have you ever sucked a toe?
10. Do you have a secret talent?
11. Are you really answering these silly questions?

I'm supposed to tag but I hate leaving people out. If you wanna jump on the bandwagon, there ya go! Just make sure you let me know you did it so I can come make fun of your answers! ;-)

Don't forget to write a post for Talk To Us Tuesday hosted by yours truly and the super busy wonder woman, Seriously Shawn.

Hugs and kisses,

Friday, January 20, 2012

California Girls

  • It's January in Oklahoma so everything is ugly.
  • The temperatures are nuts. 70's one day. 30's the next.
  • I'm pasty white. You all know tan cellulite looks a lot better than white cellulite, right?
  • I'm moody and slightly more bitchy without the Captain in my life {and Mexican food}.
  • I'm potty training the 25 month old who rules the roost on most days.
  • I found a few strands of NEW grey hair yesterday which only reminds me that I'm getting o.l.d.

But, in approximately 100 days, I will be staying in this condo in sunny California.

After looking at the pictures of the inside and remembering our Austin trip last year, I CAN NOT WAIT to make more memories with my internet friends for 5 whole days. Who knew blogging would lead to so much fun? {Thank you, Mom, for keeping Emma. It's my retirement gift to you. HA!}

I have been daydreaming of this trip since JK and I booked our plane tickets. {I apologize in advance if you're on our plane. We join Shawn on the last leg of the flight so it won't surprise me if we get escorted off.}

I'm linking up with our "leader" from our Austin trip, Becca, for Daydreamin' Friday. 

What are you daydreaming about today?


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Weigh-in Wednesday

As promised, I am taking a quick time-out from my day to update my progress on the Dukan Diet. {click for more information}

My weight as of January 1st: 177.9
My weight last Wednesday:   169.4
My weight today:                    168.8
Weekly loss:                              -.06
Total weight loss:                      -9.1

This is the dreaded "female bloating week" so I have a feeling I'm retaining a tad bit of water but I'm happy with my progress thus far. I've been hit and miss with exercise lately but I'll get better. I think with the help of my favorite "Captain" {last name Morgan}, I could drown out the voices in my head telling me to bake that box of brownies in my pantry. So far, I've stayed faithful. 

BORING. I know. I'm sorry. I'll try to mess up before next week so I can jazz things up a bit.

Are you using If so, look me up under impulsiveaddict. All the bloggers that are using it and leaving me encouraging comments--THANKS! I love keeping up with your progress too.

So are YOU working on your health for 2012? Tell me what you're doing!

I'm also linking up with Brandy@You Don't Know for FAF!


Monday, January 16, 2012

The Search for BFF's

Hello Lovers! It's time for another episode of Talk To Us Tuesday. I absolutely love this meme that Seriously Shawn and I created. It has no rules! I can talk about whatever I want and NOT get in trouble for doing something wrong. And you know what else? I NEVER get sick of reading the same thing over and over when I visit you because we all talk about something different. SCORE!

I joined Connie and MiMi's bookclub. Did you join? We are reading this book:

This is our first book. It's a non-fiction piece on the author's journey to find her a BFF in the Chicago area. She put an ad in a paper you guys! {Serial killer anyone?} She goes on girl dates to try and find her BFF. 

When I left my friends in Texas to move to a new town, I thought I would make new friends quickly. As it turns out, I've lived here {in HELL} for 3 years and I absolutely do NOT have any BFF's in this town. I have acquaintances. That's not even at friend-level yet. I have to be careful of befriending people in this town. Remember how I said it's the meth capital of Oklahoma and full of swingers? You didn't think I was lying, did you?

So, my Texas friends primarily just keep up with me on facebook now (or the occasional text or phone call) which is ok but I miss them. I still have friends from my hometown and we get together once a month for GNO {HOLLA JennyKate and Mona} and now my BFF from college, Rhonda {shout-out} joins us too. {I think one friend has divorced me and I'm not sure why but I'll be ok. Yes, it was BEFORE I started this diet, thankyouverymuch!} 

So how does a married SAHM meet someone new in a town that offers no mommy groups? The swingers groups are not really what I'm looking for. Some of you will say, "Start your own mommy group". I don't want to. That opens the doors for the meth heads and I can't be friends with them. I have an addictive personality so you know what would happen.

Wait...doesn't meth make you skinny? 


But it rots your teeth, right? I think that option is out. I kinda like my teeth.

Anyway, how far would you go to make a new BFF? Do you think BFF's should happen naturally? How far would you go to try and find a new BFF? 

Link up with us for your own gab session! We love reading all of you! =)


You Went Potty WHERE?

Potty training is hard, y'all. This was only ONE accident from Thursday. There were 3 more after this.
Why couldn't I have it easy like my mom did with me? Why must she pee on my nice, clean sheets and also ON ME!?!? I'll spare you of the poo story from yesterday. HER not ME. {for a change}

I am NOT ok with poo accidents. DON'T YOU JUDGE ME!!

But I don't stay mad for long. How could I? 

Look at that face. I am blessed and I know it!

Get your posts ready for Talk To Us Tuesday!  Have a great Monday!

Guest Post by Samantha Mentz

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Friday, January 13, 2012

*Insert Expletive Here*

Do you ever have a day where nothing goes right and you want to throw yourself down on the floor like a raging rag doll, proceed to have the biggest temper tantrum of your life, scream obscenities to the wall, yell at the devil for being so evil, pray to God for patience and sanity, cry for your mommy to save you, say cuss words that you've never said before, lock yourself in a padded closet {with your phone-duh} and pretend that your diet doesn't outlaw alcohol and chocolate?

Yeah, me either.

But it was a close call yesterday. I was one tear away from going totally postal on someone's azz. Anyone's azz. I didn't care. 

So, for that reason, I'm daydreaming, with my IRL friend Becca, of a place called Huntington Beach, California.
google images
I will be going there soon and I can't WAIT! 

What are you daydreaming about today? 


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Obviously, I Like Stealing.

I know for a fact that many of my sweet readers are just like me--always looking for a great deal and loving when you feel like you've accomplished buying something for next to nothing. {It's what I like to call STEALING}

Well, I'm about to introduce you to my new favorite website. It's called Have you heard about this little gem of a website yet? Please tell me you have. They present you with "deals of the day" and the prices are marked down at next to nothing.

When I first heard about it, I'll be honest. I was leery. I'm still working on trust issues, obviously. But the more time I spent on their website, the more in love with it I became.

I'll break it down for you:

  • They seek out closeouts, overstocked products and canceled orders and provide them to us at a drastic discount.
  • Deals go live everyday at 12:00pm EST. 
  • Brand name goods {anything from clothing to electronics, to handbags to jewelry} will be marked down 60-90% off their regular price.
  • The Insanity Deals are 90%-96% off.
  • They offer FREE DEALS too! They are literally $0.00. I'm sure these sell out by 12:01.
  • Shipping is only $2 per item. AWESOME!
While seeking out yesterday's Insanity Deals, I came across an Apple ipad for $43.20, a Sony 52" HDTV for $59.96, a Louis Vuitton handbag for a whopping $18.10 and some classy Gucci sunglasses for just over $9! Of course, these items sold out quickly and were long gone by the time I arrived to take a peek. But seriously, ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Why didn't I find out about this before all my Christmas shopping was complete? I would have been a rockstar to all my friends and family!

So, go now and check out nomorerack. You have to give them your email address and a password and you're all set! Let me know if you check them out. I've already spent too much money for the week but I can't help myself!!

Ready, Set, STEAL!


Excuse Me Express Scripts

This post brought to you by Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine.

Um, excuse me Express Scripts! Did you NOT realize that I am a Walgreens girl and by you taking away my favorite pharmacy makes me an unhappy non-drinker? {Remember, I gave up drinking for skinny}

Look on the back of your insurance card. Does it mention Express Scripts? If so, you need to google Walgreens and Express Scripts. They posted a press release that mentions the following:

  • For the past year, there were negotiations between Walgreens and Express Scripts but they were unsuccessful and expired on December 31, 2011.
  • Customers, like myself, will now need to find a NEW pharmacy which means that I could be driving further away to pick up my prescriptions to a pharmacy that may or may not be open 24 hours and offers a drive thru. THIS IS NOT CONVENIENT FOR ME!!
  • One of the other insurance companies, Tricare, was also caught in this mess. This is the insurance company that represents our military men and women. Walgreens worked really hard on a deal to keep Tricare patients from being in the middle but Express Scripts rejected Walgreens generous offer.
  • Walgreens is trying very hard to minimize this major disruption by offering a special discount on their annual savings club. Learn more about it by clicking: Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens

If you're as upset as I am, then I encourage you to contact your local news and/or radio to voice your opinion. I'm hoping for my 15 minutes of fame. I may actually get seen on tv around Oklahoma and became a local celebrity by rallying around my Walgreens. Don't hate. You guys, I've NEVER used another pharmacy! My pharmacy dude knows me by name!!! {This could be a bad thing, huh?} If you're one of the lucky ones NOT affected, then you dodged a bullet. Lucky you.

You can show your support for Walgreens and stay in-the-know by liking Walgreens on Facebook and by following Walgreens on Twitter.

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