Thursday, February 19, 2009

what's in a name?

1. WITNESS PROTECTION NAME (mother and father's middle names) Duell Farr
2. NASCAR NAME (first name of you mother's dad; father's dad) Carlton George
3. STAR WARS NAME (the first three letters of your last name, first two letters of your first name) Erdje
4. SOAP OPERA NAME (middle name, town where you were born) Anne Graham
5. SUPERHERO NAME (second fav color, fav drink, add 'the' to the beginning) The Blue White Russian
6. FLY NAME (first two letters of your first name, last two letters of your last name) Jesy
7. ROCK STAR NAME (current pet's name, current street name) Sparky Pointe
8. PORN NAME (first pet, street you grew up on) Snuffalupagus North
9. GANGSTA NAME (first three letters of your real name, plus izzle) Jenizzle
10. STRIPPER NAME (favorite perfume, favorite candy) Sandalwood Whoppers

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

What Not to Wear

I am such a Discovery channel junkie. and of all their awesome shows, this is probably my favorite. better yet, DH enjoys it. and my kids will put up with one or two episodes if i pout.

here's the shocker: I'm LEARNING from it.

i'm 38 years old, headed fast for 39 (in 3 weeks). i'm probably old enough to do something with my hair, makeup, clothes, a little more labor-intensive than wash and wear, whatever T-shirt is on the top of the drawer, ponytails, and makeup if i need a mood lift.

so i styled my hair a little differently the last time i cut it. (yeah, i'm still nuts, and i still cut it myself. it's curly, it forgives me, and i usually do a pretty good job.) and i pull it back on one side instead of a ponytail, which makes me feel prettier. this was inspired by a fashion mag comment about Demi Moore looking younger and softer when she didn't part her hair in the middle but let it fall in waves - i don't look like her, but it held true for me, too. ponies make your hair look severe without bangs, and i can't wear bangs.

it's still wash and wear. and though i totally hate the idea, someday when i have a job OUT of the home again, i'll likely have to STYLE MY HAIR every morning - for the first time in my life. i'm somewhat comforted by the idea that i am paying my time into an account - all the time i'm saving now with wash-and-wear hair, i'll pay back later.

and the big 4-0 looming on the horizon is much more palatable when i figured out i wouldn't be a larva anymore. if you haven't read The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love and its many sequels, what are you waiting for? i've been plugging them for years, i finally met the boss SPQ Jill at a book signing in January, and you will not regret it. Jill figures it's a wonder we have all our limbs under 40 - we feel grown up, we got cars and everything, but we're just larva. and that gives me something to look forward to!

innit fun psyching your-ownself out?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


there is a family doctor in Las Vegas named - get this - PETER PHILANDER. like, his parents said, he's doomed with that last name anyway, let's give him the WORST first name we can think of, so he'll get exponentially MORE teasing!

i'm just in awe of their parenting skills. this is what we all want for our children.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

google reader

yeah, call me lame and/or slow, but i just got this figured out and it's so awesome. i can keep up with everybody in one place and i don't miss out on special offers anymore.

now that i'm keeping up, i'm SHARING. just call me warm-hearted and generous, b/c i'm letting all of you mature audiences enjoy this from Eric Snider's blog. i know you'll want to bookmark it for your own.

not only that, but my darling unnamed relative shared THIS link, which will seriously drive you crazy. -ier.

so now that i'm more tech savvy, all my loyal readers (all 2 of you) will have just that much more entertainment in your lives.

you're welcome.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Discover Health

i'm so addicted. i love everything on it - my family begs me to turn the channel if the story appears sad, but i just can't. it's like trash TV - once i'm tuned in, i can't tune out!

they've been running teaser footage of the "pregnant man", and he/she has some really great musculature. i'm not thinking about that too hard. see me not thinking about it? (can't wait to see the feedback on that one!)

Pay It Forward


1. Be one of the first THREE bloggers to leave a comment on this post, which then entitles you to a handmade item from me - something crafty or yummy, who knows?!

2. Winners must post this challenge on your blog, meaning that you will Pay It Forward, creating a handmade gift -anything!- for the first THREE bloggers who leave a comment on YOUR post about this giveaway!

3. The gift that you send to your 3 Friends can be from any price range and you have 365 days to make/ship your item. This means you should be willing to maintain your blog at least until you receive your gift and have shipped your gifts. And, remember: It’s the Spirit and the Thought That Count!

4. When you receive your gift, please feel free to blog about it, sharing appropriate Linky Love! If you are not one of the Top Three Commenters on this post, you can still play along. Go ahead and start your own Pay It Forward chain, and encourage your blogging friends to do the same! SO, REMEMBER...Pay it forward! (ps, I did NOT type this last paragraph! Can you really imagine me saying "Linky Love"? well, maybe.) ((and i stole that disclaimer from sister stewie))

p.s. i might ask the winners for some of their favorites in various areas, but yeah, i'm on board with this giveaway.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Chore Wars!

you would not BELIEVE how much i've gotten done since little sis started me on this site. i'm going nuts getting points so i can gloat - inwardly, yet - that i'm doing more than DH! hahahahahahaha!