Cluster*bleep*

3 07 2008

The last time I used Fuck in my title, it brought all the sun fuckers out. Those freaks are STILL finding my blog when they are on their pervy searches.

There’s some stuff going on in the blogosphere that I played along with and I even got an award. See what happens kids, when you never blog?? People still love you. Just another reason why I love, love, LOVE my readers.

First of all, the ever so delightful Huckdoll challenged us all to Disconnect to Connect on Monday. Basically, it was turn off your computer, TV, whatever for one hour, and connect with your kids, your lover, or yourself if need be.

I participated and really didn’t even notice! Me and Rura went over to a friends and had dinner and some R&R and then, in the spirit of “connecting” I got laid. So. How much better can it get? Once we were finished “connecting”, he went off to sell Fireworks, and I turned on my lappie, only to find that people were still connecting and no one was really online. So I would say that this experiment was a success. I’ve read quite a few people’s post’s on how they connected when there were disconnected so check out Huck’s blog for all the linky lovin’.

Moving on….

My new BFF Ash¬†did something that most women don’t like to talk about. She gave us an opportunity to talk about self image.

Why she chose to inflict this pain in my life, I’ll never know ūüôā . I’m very unhappy with my body. I’ve mentioned it before. This summer was the first since my son was born that I’ve felt uncomfortable wearing a two piece bathing suit. I bought 3 one pieces from Old Navy, just so I wouldn’t have to wear anything else around the pool. I love them. You cant see my flabby baby belly. The other night, Rura asked me what was wrong with my the backs of my legs when¬†I was sitting on my knees. I said that nothing was wrong, that’s just the beginning of cellulite. And then I died a little. I’ve got fat popping out in places I never knew I even had. And I hide it well. Believe me. I would rather people think I am pregnant than see how fat I am getting.

What am I going to do about it? I dont know. I honestly dont know. I have no motivation for the gym and I love food too much to diet. I guess I should just really GET pregnant, so that I do have a reason for the weight.

Although I don’t think Rura would be down for that solution.

And I do have the pictures, but you are NOT seeing them. Sorry. They kill me.

Award time! Since I feel a little low talking about my fat ass, this will cheer me up. (not your fault ash, I love you)

Isn’t it pretty! My very good, very pregnant blog buddy Heather at Finding Atman¬†gave it to me. She said my photographs were of professional caliber. I adore her. She’s about to pop out her second very soon and I am so excited for her! Here’s the rules of the award:

  1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language.
  2. Each award has to have the name of the author and a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.
  3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that presented her/him with the award.
  4. The award winner and one who has given the prize have to show the link “Arte y pico”¬†blog so everyone will know the origin of this award.
  5. Show these rules.

Seems easy right? Except I’m bad at giving out awards. Especially to 5 people. But let me try…

The first two I’m going to give away, go to my two girls I already talked about here: Ash and Huck. Seriously, both of them are fab. And sweet. Good listeners, I know that for sure. And obviously creative as hell to come up with the ideas that they have. Ash is even setting up a bloggy swap which I am looking forward to as well. So they rock. Go read them.

Third goes to Maria. She has been blowing me away with her posts. They are controversial, shocking, and written so beautifully, each one touches me and makes me think. She is amazing. Thats the bottom line.

Fourth goes to a new blog I’ve been reading which is 10 parts hysterical, and 10 parts awesome. Yeah, totally…right?¬†is written by a very cool guy, Sully Sullivan. I have seen this guy pop up in blog comments of some of my favorite reads, and they are commenting on his blog too. Why? His content is JUST THAT GOOD.¬†Seriously. Go read him NOW. He’s gonna be big.

Last one goes to a blog written by two of my favorite reads, Busydad and Mr. Lady. It’s a little weird to give an award this way to a blog written by two people. But its a damn funny blog. And you know what? If you read between all the funny, there is some damn good advise there. So Stark Raving Dads, this ones for you!

Well that wasn’t so bad I guess.

This blogging every other day thing isn’t so bad either… Anyone running bets on how long this will last? If so, I want in.





This award show is NOT getting canceled!

10 01 2008

Before I begin, did you know that it is (again) National De-lurking day???? OMG!!!!!!! I think this happens about 3 or 4 times a year but I must do as the bloggy gods say.

delurk

Some people have drawings and enter everyone who comments. But I cant whore myself out THAT much. Dontchaknow I’m poor? So the only promise that I will make is that I will comment back on your blog and probably possibly email you in response to your comment. Fair enough?

Moving on…

People are giving me blog lub out there and of course, that makes me happy! I love bloggy lovin’ that give out buttons just as much as I love linky love. And you know I’m all about that!

The first award I got is from Mariposa.

WWW

Thank you sweetie! I don’t know the rules of this one but I’m guessing it has to go to women. So Ima go ahead and give one out to my baby’s momma Amy¬†who I lurrrvvveeee. Another one goes to my favorite Canadian Ali, for her great taste in clothes, shoes, music, and all things girly. Last one goes out to Monique, who I think is the bees knees. And she makes awesome graphics.

The second award comes from the always lovely Sabrina:

blog friend

Pretty huh!! Thank you soooooo much Sabrina! I’m going to give this pretty bouquet out to two hotties that I LOVE to read. Jennifer and TKW are two bloggers that you should definitely be reading if you aren’t. Trust me. I’m going to go ahead and give this award to some of my new reads that I really enjoy. First one goes out to Piper of Bliss in Bloom. Her boys are adorable and she cracks me up and touches my heart with her writing. Second one goes to one of my favorite daddy bloggers, Jim at The Busy Dad Blog. Not only is he a neighbor and fellow¬†So Cal blogger, he¬†tells great stories about his adventures with his son, Fury. Jim tagged me *gasp* so check back tomorrow for that. Check them both out!!¬†

The last award goes out to me, for lamest post title EVER.





A Perfect Post, amongst other things

3 01 2008

Yup, its that time. Perfect Post Award time. I always keep an eye out for those posts that really touch me and they are out there, all over the blogosphere. But I always forget to write my perfect post award. Maybe 2008 will be a good excuse to stop forgetting simple things like that! 

PP Dec

I’m giving my December perfect post to Jessie for her Anniversary post, Happy. It’s true you know. The great loves of our lives don’t always come with a “spark”. If you have someone in your life that can quiet the daily rush of activity around you, you are lucky indeed. Of course, I will argue that an 8 1/2 inch personality cant exactly HURT, now can it?

If you want more PP, go visit Petroville and Suburban Turmoil.

Aside from that Perfect Post award, I can recommend LOTS of good blogs with LOTS of good entries. Lets see…

Guess 2008 brought out the fertility stick because two of my favorite bloggers are pregnant. Go give congrats to The Kept Woman and Heather over at I’ll Think of It. I was holding Rura’s niece the other day and I gave him the eyes and said “lets have one”. He just rolled his eyes at me. Is that a no?

Z is kicking 2007 out the door. Sometimes we have bad years. It happens. 2008 belongs to her though. Amy needs some support and some major muscle to break down some walls. Go lend her an ear or two.

If you want gossip, go check out Ali’s new website, Juice: Entertainment News with Extra Pulp. She touches on all kinds of good stuff and always has good music to pimp too. Go say hi why don’t you!

Monique is making some big changes in ’08. Maybe we can all learn something from them!

One more thing… Go check out Crawl Watch ’08. Its gonna be a good one.





I just had to share

15 11 2007

I don’t have much to write about today. Shocker huh? So do me a favor and check these things out k?

freerice

This has been going around the webs for a while now. Basically, you identify vocabulary words and for every one you get right, 10 grains of rice are donated through the United Nations. Yes, you will feel a little stupid when you get one wrong but this is addicting. The only thing I don’t get are the vocabulary levels. For every one you get wrong, your level drops by one point. BUT you have to get a few right just for it to go up. Who cares, its for a good cause.

MilitaryWidgets.com has a really great program¬†that is really simple to do. All you need to do is make a ribbon that supports the troops, stick it on your blog, and email them to let them know its up. Just for doing that, they will donate $20 to the Fisher House, which is an organization that supports Military families. Something so simple to help so many, why wouldn’t you do it? See how purdy mine is? Go for it! And talk about it!

Ummm what else….

Oooh someone called me feisty and then gave me this:

kicks ass award

Jennifer is awesome if you aren’t reading her. You should be. I’m going to give this award to three people that I think are feisty. First one is where I go to get my daily dose of Skip at Skiplovey.com. And I gotta give love to the SoCal bloggers. Second one is Ash at Ash in Wonderland because I literally took a day and read through her archives (stalker alarm) and she is just awesome. And she believes in happy endings. (Not that kind perv!) Third goes to Amy because a) I haven’t linked to her in this post yet and I was totally due, and b) I’m her stalker.

¬†So there you go. Aren’t you glad you came here today?





I miss Carrie!

19 09 2007

I got interviewed today by Michelle over at  Type (little) a. Check it out:

1. What did you want to be when you grew up? How close/far is it from what you’re doing now?
Pretty far. Growing up, I wanted to be a teacher like my mommy. I never got on the right track because I ended up barefoot and pregnant. Now I am working in the aerospace industy in the Quality department. My dad is a Quality manager at his job so I guess I am following in his footsteps more than hers.

2. What kind of eater are you? Are you picky? Or are you all, pan-fried songbird in a chocolate-asprin sauce, yum just like mom used to make!
I can be picky. But in my old age, I have become more open to trying new things, at least once.

3. I f you had a substantial amount of money to give away, where would you give and why?
Most people would say a charity or something, but I would help out friends and family who need it. Doing that would give me more personal satisfaction because I can see the direct result. So kiss my ass now people and when I strike it rich, I’ll hook you up!

4. Do you have any sore spots that you don’t laugh at/make fun of?
I pretty much laugh at everyone and everything. Seriously? This one is hard because I’m sure there is something. I know! Cancer. So not funny that cancer stuff.

5. Do you drive like an asshole? If yes, please NEVER come to NJ. My blood pressure if high enough. KTHKSBYE
I drive DEFENSIVELY! Rura would say yes I do. The thing is, if you are on the road with me, just move out of my way and I wont drive like an asshole around you. I promise!

That was fun! Want me to interview you? Leave your request in the comments along with your bribe and I’ll email you some questions. Be prepared to bare your soul and/or answer something crazy ok? I wont be too hard on you but I will have fun with you! Oh and duh, leave a working email for fucks sake. Moving on….

So some really cool people gave me two really cool awards/buttons. I got this one from Dana:

My Friends Rock Award
She is awesome!

I bet she will let me pass this one on so I’m gonna give it to Jessie, Layla (zdoodlebug), and Amy for their very kind words and advice in my last post.¬†You all have no idea how important your words are to me. I know I have shit to work through and I am actively doing that because I am very much in love. And I’m happy to report that all is good on the home-front. He brought me lunch today and we sat in my car and¬†reminisced over music that we used to listen to when we first started seeing each other. Smiles and kisses all around. So thank you again.

And then I got this one from Amy:

Seal of Approval
She also rocks. I got this for winning my first bikini contest! And I didn’t even know I was entered so imagine how sweet THAT suprise was! Thanks Amy. I love you and your RT.

OMG I am seriously almost to my breaking point! There is a insanely annoying person at my work who will not SHUT THE FUCK UP. Seriously. She explains her every action to anyone who is listening and everyone who isn’t! I don’t give two shits if you are¬†going to your car to take¬†your break.¬†Thank you for announcing that the office is going to be peaceful for 15 minutes!!! I swear she has mentioned her ex husband like 8 times in the last 30 minutes. If you love to talk about him so much, why did¬†you get a divorce? Oh I know!! He got tired of hearing you talk!!!!! Gah!!!

Oh yea, about that title up there. There are only 3 shows I really go nuts over: CSI (Las Vegas ONLY.), Friends, and Sex and the City. So in reality, there is only 1 show that I go crazy over that is still on the air. Well guess what?!! They finally started filming the Sex and the City movie!! And there are pictures! And more pictures! Oh how I missed Carrie and Mr. Big. Seriously. I have the whole series on DVD so I can watch it whenever I want. That was my gift to myself when the ex went to Iraq. It’s how I coped or something. Anyways, the movie is set to come out some time next year and you better bet your sweet ass I will be going to see it. Alone. Everyone I know hates this show. Maybe my friend C will see it with me. If not, I don’t have a problem going by myself.

Speaking of my favorite shows, the season premier of CSI is TOMORROW. When I first saw the commercial, I got so excited. I told Rura to call of work to watch it. He won’t so that sucks for him that he’ll miss it.

Sorry this post is all over the place today. That just kinda describes where I am today. All over the place. Here, there, everywhere kind of thing.

Pee Ess – I totally wrote this post backwards. I started from the bottom and worked my way up. Aren’t you jealous of my superior blog writing skillz?





Send help!

10 09 2007

Apparently I have a new addiction. Facebook. Its like crack. If you want to be my friend, leave me a comment and we can figure out together how to add each other. Or don’t because seriously, its addicting. My friend C got me hooked. I would link to her blog, but its private. Hi C! ‚ô•

Oh and apparently, I’m Nice.

Nice Matter Award

I got my first award today from Tere over at A Mom, A Blog, and The Life In-Between. Thank you Tere!! You are so nice for giving this to me! I think I’m nice. Snarky and bitchy but nice too! Can you be all three of those things? I think so. Now I gotta give some of these out. Lets see… How about….

Jessie from David’s Doll – You’re gonna argue with me¬†Jessie,¬†but you are nice. You ARE!

Dawn from Clumsy Cajun – Dawn was my first reader and is an awesome blogger. She cracks me up and takes great pics of her son. She also makes kick ass announcements.

Amy from Amy’s Magnum Opus – Amy needs hugs and alcohol this week. She is a total sweetie and deserves this award!

zdoodlebub – Awesome blogger! First friend on CafeMom too!

Dana at The Dana Files – Because she always makes me laugh and laughing is nice.

Go forth ladies, and hand yours out too! Thanks again Tere!!