012-#Hash Tagging It

June 14, 2009 at 11:50 am (Life) (, , , , )

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Any news since my last blog post? I’m going with no. KP is not on a good winning streak in poker lately and that is not good for me either! (this is my money, too!)

So who is a Twitaholic (or should it be Twitterholic??) It’s nearly impossible not to be, right? And how about those hashtags (#)? A great way to spread your two cents and join in a social conversation! I enjoy reading what the Twitterverse has to say in those unlimiting conversations, I decided to blog about what I have in response to the #topics.Oh, in 140 characters or less, I suppose.

#iremember: I am an 80’s baby! I remember watching “The Smurfs.”

I also remember “Alf”, “The Raisins”, and “Who’s The Boss?”

I remember playing the original Nintendo.

I remember owning a Gameboy.

I remember pogs, cabbage patches, and slap bracelets.

#quote ( I am going to add the ones that I like that I have seen other Twitterers share):

@thewebchild: “If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” – Mary Engelbreit

@DrDebBrown: “Some of the greater things in life are unseen. That’s why you close your eyes when you kiss, cry, or dream.”

@KimSherell: “The best way to predict the future is to invent it” ~ @mzaher

#music: My 2 fave songs right now: “Lovegame”- Lady Gaga & “I Gotta Feeling”- Black Eyed Peas

#bsb: OMG, I was a HUGE BSB fan say 12 years ago! I loveD you Nick Carter!

#3breakupwords: “You smelled bad”

“You are lame”

“It was fake”

#haiku (a few that I like): @ke_nny-need a workout? / move a treadmill up the stairs / that will do the trick

@losangelista-i know i’m getting / old when i think the heel on / a shoe is too high.

@iLoveMusso-i’m hyper cuz i / had like 3 mt. dews today. / look a unicorn!

@RayOnativia-i’m pissed! now i have / to go home with this big ol’ / brown stain on my shirt.

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011-Ideally

June 13, 2009 at 10:36 pm (Life) (, , , , , )

Rosa 'Borussia', a modern Floribunda rose
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I totally would have thought my Saturday would have been way more interesting that it truly was today. And now I sit facing my computer screen, no ideas about what to write about, television on to my left, kid laying down to sleep on my right.  Hubbs out to play poker with some friends…. the only thing I really need is to be a stay at home mom!

So I’m thinking, who comes up with these unique ideas for game shows anyway? Currently I am watching a game show in which contestants are stuck in a booth and are given a theme, and the people need to name the most words or phrases that relate to that particular theme. Wow. I should really consider going on a game show.. maybe “The Price Is Right” or something alike… I have actually had a few family member appear on game shows! (They were “The Love Connection” [seriously!], “Win, Lose, or Draw”, & “The Weakest Link”, he he) Yeah, I’m thinking I could totally use $10,000 or a trip to Puerto Rico, sounds pretty good to me!

Anyway, besides making lists or some nifty linkage, I decided that my theme for this wonderful Saturday night would be a survey.

In 5 words or less, My Ideal…..

Appetizers: Spinach and Artichoke Dip (YUM!)

Beach: Dana Point

Date: seafood dinner by the ocean

Outfit: Dark jeans, flowy yellow top

game show: trivia fanatic!

“Deal Or No Deal” suitcase pick: 21

Dream House: one story only, rose garden

Adult Beverage: Pina Colada

Movie genre: romantic comedy

Reality tv show to compete on: Project Runway

Pizza: Pizza Hut, pepperoni and pepper!

Medical type occupation to have: Optometrist

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010-A Friday Pick-Me-Up

June 12, 2009 at 11:26 pm (Life) (, , , , , , )

Cinnabon Bites
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Rant of the day: No, we do not put Neosporin on a baby’s bottom.

I repeat:

NO Neosporin on the baby butt.

Gah! Some people JUST insist on being ignorant, don’t they!

That’s all that I feel like going into with my own personal life, I am tired. It’s 11 p.m. and I work tomorrow.

But I decided to add yet another themed blog posting to my blog: I call it “Funny Friday.” So at least you can leave my blog a bit tickled with laughter, right?

I was thinking of looking for a few ridiculous pick-up lines to throw at my friend to cheer her up last night because she was down. Oh my gosh, the possibilities for absurd pick up lines are endless! Who would agree to a date for some of these? These are my favorites: (WARNING:Some are Rated “R” for ridiculous & rude, so don’t be offended!)

  • “The word of the day is ‘Legs.” Let’s go back to my place and spread the word.”
  • “Are you a hooker? Because I’m hooked on you.”
  • “Do you have any raisins? No? How about a date?”
  • “Do you know karate? Because your body is kickin’!”
  • “If you were a wedgie, I’d pick you!”
  • “Is your dad a baker? Because you’ve got some nice buns.”
  • “My love for you is like diarrhea. I just can’t hold it in.” (Oh yeah, I TOTALLY want to be hit on with this line!!)
  • “You don’t need car keys to drive me crazy.”
  • “Sorry, but you owe me a drink. I looked at you and dropped mine.”
  • “Hey there! You look a lot like my next girlfriend!”
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009-Essential De-stressing!

June 11, 2009 at 11:08 am (Life) (, , , , , , , , , , )

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Good morning. Wow, when you pretty much have the entire week off from work in the office and you have to return to work on Friday, it seems like the week goes by way to fast! Unlike most people, I don’t really look forward to Friday because I work on Saturdays too. Yuck!

So it’s ETT time already? These are my Essential Things for this Thursday:

  1. Shoe boxes. Do you like to store keepsakes from family trips, notes from friends, souvenirs? Keep them in shoe boxes. Organization is key to having a tidy home & being able to go back to enjoy your keepsakes in the future.
  2. Snacks. Preferably healthy ones too. To stop overeating and spending too much, make a menu list week by week, and include snacks too. Here are some healthy ideas:
  • Edamame. Very yummy, cheap and healthy snack. What is edamame? Find out here: http://www.edamame.com/
  • Strawberries with Cool Whip
  • Skinny Cow Fat Free Fudge Bar
  • Yogurt and raspberries
  • 1/2 bagel with 1/4 ounce smoked salmon

3. De-stressing methods. Who doesn’t have to deal with stress? Whether you get it from family, work, or a combination of both, Having  techniques will always come in handy. Try some of these:

  • Get a pedicure! Let someone else do it for you. Go to your local nail salon and let someone give you a great massage, too!
  • According to an ancient tradition of medicine in India, giving yourself a facial massage promotes better health. Use your middle fingers to rub these areas clockwise for about 30 seconds each: temples, center of cheekbones, the corners of oyur mouth, outer edges od nostrils, and the space in between your eyebrows.
  • Stretch. Exercise can always help you stress less. Jogging and walking is great, but if you don’t want to do that, take about 20 minutes out of the day to stretch your muscles.

4.  Save money, buy yourself a new outfit that you really like at least once a month. Personally for me, I love to shop!

5. “Don’t open a shop unless you like to smile.” Chinese Proverb

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008-Wacky News Is Good News

June 10, 2009 at 9:29 pm (Life) (, , , , , , )

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BAH! I am not doing so hot with my blog posting, am I? It is now gonna be “28 in 30”, I am just too busy! But I really do my best to get to a place and time where I can blog, because writing always makes me feel a lot better.

Yesterday I was up from 5:30 a.m. at the office at 7:15, and home by 7:30. Very long day for me. I work for a pest control company, usually only in the office, but yesterday I happen to ride along with one of our inspectors to see what a day is like for them.

Inspectors have a lot of work to do, and way more than I really anticipated prior to witnessing inspector work myself. I can say this much to sum it all up: This is not something I would ever want to do, but I applaud them for having the will to do what they do. I couldn’t do it just because I know I would rarely see my kids and I just can’t deal with rats in the attic. So my hats off to you, termite inspectors!

So like I said, home by 7:30. I ate dinner and crashed on the bed thereafter. No one could wake me up.

Well it’s Wednesday, and that can only mean one thing: time to delve into some wacky news. We’re only human, right?

  • In Moscow, Russia, cutouts of actor Brad Pitt dressed in police outfits are used to slow down the speedy drivers on the road.
  • In Andersonville, Tennessee, a 42 year old man is arrested on burglary charges. He was caught wearing only a woman’s thong.
  • In Minnesota, former psychologist Judith Henderson surrenders her license after being accused of billing patients for taking them shopping and calling these acts “therapy.” Henderson neither confirmed or denied allegations.
  • Here’s a new approach to job seeking: In Florida, employers are offering “Pink Slip Parties.” Just exactly what can be done here? Employers and job seekers meet at bars & restaurants to have drinks and appetizers, and of course, discuss employment.
  • Remember Thomas Beatie? The male/female who gave birth to his/her first child last year as a male? Beatie delievered 2nd child, a baby boy, on June 9th. He had his daughter last July.
  • In Brighton, Michigan, McDonalds threw a surprise birthday party for their customer of 15 years, Georgia Boynton. Boynton turned 100 this year and was given cake and balloons.
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003-Part Deux, and another thing

June 3, 2009 at 11:29 pm (Life) (, , , , )

Wine tasting
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Good evening!

It is time for me to introduce the 2nd and final part of my 101/1001.

But before I do so, I have a couple things to say (of course!)

Omg. So we had a few little thunder stikes here in So. Cal. WOW. I think Californians are not ready for this, are they? I was out for a good period of time this afternoon, and I had witnessed several traffic lights out and some people bothered by the crazy weather.

I lived in Oklahoma for three years. It’s funny; Oklahomans are unmoved by the thunder they receive on their turf, perhaps because they get storms so often: let’s be safe and say from May to October, storms 4 times a week. Easily. Throw in some tornadoes, high winds, and golf ball sized hail.

Oh yes, and we can’t forget the occasional ice storm during the winter time.

So what I am tryign to say is: California, yo9u have such awesome weather! Thank you!

And now, on with the 101 business!

051. MAKE A PIE.

052. BUY A LOTTO TICKET. Omg, why have I not done this one yet?

053. DO RANDOM WIKI SEARCHES FOR 30 MINUTE INTERVALS. This one is actually really fun and interesting. Learning can be delightful!

054. READ “THE SECRET.”

055. READ “EMMA.” The movie “Clueless” is loosely based on the the writings of this book. That is the reason why. Oh yeah, and it’s a classic.

056. COLLECT ALL OF THE STATE QUARTERS. It that too elderly of me?

057. READ “LOLITA.”

058. SEE A MOVIE IN IMAX.

059. LEARN FIVE NEW WORDS A MONTH (VIA THE DICTIONARY)

060. KEEP A FOOD DIARY FOR TWO WEEKS. Let’s see how well I fair in my eating habits.

061. CREATE A COUPON ORGANIZER. I do love to use those coupons.

062. LEARN TO DO THE “SMOKY EYE”

063. BUY RED LIPSTICK.

064. GO ON AN ICE SKATING DATE.

065. TAKE PHOTOBOOTH PICTURES WITH MY BOO.

066. GET THE WII FIT.

067. GET MAKE UP DONE AT A DEPARTMENT STORE.

068. BUY A SUDOKU PUZZLE BOOK. Those puzzles are so enveloping!

069. READ ON A TOPIC FROM http://www.about.com/ ONCE A WEEK.

070. PURCHASE A PAIR OF REAL DIAMOND EARRINGS. Because diamonds are a girl’s best friend.

071. GIVE KP’S CAR A DEEP CLEAN ONCE A YEAR. I guess he deserves a little somethign from me!

072. SING KAROKE. To be accompanied by plenty of shots & pina coladas.

073. LIST ALL PEOPLE IN MY LIFE OF GREAT SIGNIFICANCE AND WHY.

074. PAINT TOE NAILS EVERY COLOR OF THE RAINBOW (NOT ALL AT ONCE ;] )

075. LEARN TO MAKE CINNAMON ROLLS. mmm…yummy!

076. TAKE AN I.Q. TEST.

077. PURCHASE FISHING SUPPLIES. Fishing brings back childhood memories. I would love to go fishing again with my children.

078. REGISTER A DOLLAR ON http://www.wheresgeorge.com/

079. PLAY SOME B-I-N-G-O WITH @MOONSTRUCKMOMMY AT http://twitter.com/moonstruckmommy

080. GO WINE TASTING.

081. TRY SPRAY TANNING.

082. CREATE A QUOTATIONS BOOK, ADD 5 A WEEK FOR INSPIRATION. I live off of inspiring quotations sometimes.

083. GO TO A HOOKAH BAR.

084. MAKE SUSHI.

085. CALCULATE MY CARBON FOOTPRINT.

086. BE IN TWO STATES AT ONCE.

087. LEARN TO MAKE PASTA.

088. MAKE A NOTEBOOK OF SURVEYS. They’re pretty addicting and fun to do, and to look back a few years later on how life was at the time.

089. GET A HAND HELD VACUUM. I could finally get in and clean every little spot imaginable!

090. NO CUTTING HAIR FOR ONE FULL YEAR. I want to grow my hair out again! This discounts cutting bangs, of course.

091. LEARN 10 FILIPINO WORDS A WEEK. Just to claim a little bit of my culture.

092. TRY CALAMARI. I just gotta do it. Eeeeeeekk.

093. ENTER 1 SWEEPSTAKES A WEEK (USU. CAN FIND ON MOMMY BLOGS). Hey, what can it hurt?

094. GO TO A FARMER’S MARKET.

095. DONATE RICE ONCE A WEEK AT http://www.freerice.com/

096. GO TUBING & JET SKIING.

097. BUILD A BEAR.

098. PURCHASE 1 DISNEY MOVIE A MONTH FOR A COMPLETE COLLECTION.

099. WRITE A “LIFE STORY” BLOG POST.

100. MAKE PLAY DOUGH FROM SCRATCH.

And finally…

101. LEARN TO MAKE PIZZA FROM SCRATCH.

Whoopie! Well, go me! I didn’t create super difficult goals at all, purely because I am not trying to break my back attempting to accomplish all of my goals. The number one thing for me is to enjoy life!

Good night, and it’s back to “Slumdog Millionaire” for me…

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002- Part 1 of 101/1001

June 2, 2009 at 10:49 pm (Life) (, , , , )

Piggy Bank 3 - S5isPiggyBank_3
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I am a bit out of it with a stuffy nose and I am really to go to bed any time now.
But of course, not with out my posting! I am going to feature half of my 101 in 1001 “to-do” list.
Here’s the quick lowdown:
101 goals to accomplish in 1,001 days. That is roughly 2.75 years. Here are my goals that I am created to a slightly more positive, joyful and successful life.

START DATE: JUNE 4TH, 2009

END DATE:MARCH 3RD, 2012

001. GET A NEW TATTOO. AKA tattoo #4. This is going to help create the “sleeve” I have decided to have on my upper left arm.
002.MAIL IN A SECRET TO http://postsecret.blogspot.com/. If you have read any of the other thousands of 101/1001, you may have already noticed most people have added this to their list, too.

003. GET TEETH WHITENED. Because it couldn’t possibly be a bad thing.

004. DO A PHOTOSHOOT. With the children.

005. FINISH THE “HARRY POTTER” BOOK SERIES. Books 6 & 7 left to read!

006. GO TO A MUSIC CONCERT. Nope, never been to one in my life! This is preferably with an artist that I really like, i.e.Kanye West?!

007. BAKE COOKIES FROM SCRATCH. Honestly, I am not the best cook when it comes to baking/desserts. Let’s work on perfecting this one though, shall we?

008. CREATE A 50 BOOKS LIST TO READ. Then read.

009. LEARN TO DO YOGA, PERFORM AT LEAST 2X A WEEK.

010. OBTAIN THE STARBUCKS MEMBERSHIP CARD. It’s $25 dollars a year, but it’s probably well worth the small cost, for I am a starbucks addict that drinks at least 4 times a week.

011. VISIT AN ART MUSEUM. (Never been as of yet)

012. LEARN TO COOK 30 NEW RECIPES.

013. KISS IN THE RAIN.

014. GO TO A PRO FOOTBALL GAME.

015. WATCH FIVE OF AFI’S 100 MOVIES. See the complete listing at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AFI%27s_100_Years…_100_Movies

016. 30 BLOG POSTS IN 30 DAYS. Exactly what I am doing now, so far…

017. GET MARRIED.

018. COMPLETE A 1,000 PIECE PUZZLE.

019. LIST 100 ALL TIME FAVORITE SONGS EVER.

020. “KEEP THE CHANGE” CHALLENGE. Any change that I obtain from the day I will keep in my son’s piggie bank. Simple as that.

021. TRY OUT FIVE COMPLETE NEW RESTAURANTS.
022. GET ONE OF THOSE MINI LAP TOPS.
023.PUT PINK HAIR EXTENTSIONS IN FOR A DAY.

024. PUT AWAY A DOLLAR A DAY INTO SAVINGS ACCOUNT.

025. LEARN TO PLAY THE PIANO.

026. SEE A COMEDY SHOW.

027. MAKE A MAGAZINE CLIPPINGS NOTEBOOK. To me, this is fun & relaxing. It’s great to reflect on old magazine photos too.

028. 365 A DAY LIST-REASONS I LOVE MY OTHER HALF. This should be interesting, eh?

029. VISIT A VINTAGE STORE AND PURCHASE AN OUTFIT.

030. READ EVERY BOOK IN THE BIBLE.

031. START (AND HOPEFULLY, FINISH) MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION/CODING TRAINING.

032. BE A GUEST ON ELLEN’S TALK SHOW.

033. MAKE A JAR FULL OF PAPER STARS. Say what? This is what I’m talking about: http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1256/1169466440_4ddedcbf83.jpg

034. LIST 25 I LOVE ABOUT…ME!

035. HAVE 30 UNCONSECUTIVE CAFFEINE FREE DAYS. Okay, I am a caffeine-a-holic. 30 unconsecutive days is a real push, trust me.

036. CREATE A ONE YEAR PHOTO ALBUM OF SON.

037. GET WISDOM TEETH PULLED OUT. 1 down, 3 to go. Wish me luck!

038. WRITE A POSITIVE NOTE ON A DOLLAR BILL FOR THE REST OF THE WORLD.

039. TRY TEN DIFFERENT FLAVORED TEAS.

040. EAT AT THE MELTING POT. Fondues. How exciting. http://www.meltingpot.com/

041. GET A GYM PASS & GO 2 TIMES A WEEK.

042. BUY MOM A BOUQUET OF FLOWERS. Just because I love you.

043. WRITE A LETTER TO MY DAD.

044. GET A MASSAGE.

045. GAIN 1 NEW GREEN HABIT A MONTH.

046. DONATE TO A CHARITY. Charity to be determined.

047. GO TO A STRIP CLUB. Yep, you read that right. #1 reason: to get a laugh out of it. It can’t be that sexy.

048. CREATE A RECIPE BOOK, ADD A NEW RECIPE EACH WEEK.

049. BUY TWO BOOKS A MONTH FOR THE CHILDREN’S COLLECTION.

050. PURCHASE A PEDOMETER.

I am stoked to start my goals! Part two comes tommorrow!

I am off to bed now, hopefully this mini cold is on it’s way out!

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In The Beginning..of a New Blog Host, That Is.

May 27, 2009 at 7:24 pm (Family, Life) (, , )

I really, really wanted to convert over to wordpress from blogger. My experience from WordPress has been a lot more pleasant with WP.

So I finally have a genuine excuse to move: I lost all my info for my blog on Blogger!

R.I.P. Mommy Material. Welcome TFLO…!

Back to business…I just realized it has seriously been over one month I have blogged on anything..shame on me!

My week started out o.k., I suppose. I have one major thing to complain about:

WHY ON EARTH DID MY MIL BUY ANOTHER DOG???

Honestly, I am pissed. First of all, DP’s grandparents watch him while Daddy & myself are out at work. You really needed a 2nd dog to take care of, on top of your grandchild?

Another reason to rant: this lady has a rep for buying dogs and getting rid of them when she’s bored/annoyed/lazy with them. She gave away KP’s dog without advising him before, and she’s sold out one two other dogs because they were too much too handle. Shouldn’t you learn after giving the 1st dog away that you are too selfish to take care of a dog in the first place?

Woman, you drive me insane!

So let’s place bets on when she gives up on doggie #4. I say six months?

In other news, since my last blog post, let’s see what has occured:

  1. DP turned 5 months old. Currently 17 lbs, a huge little piggie at that.
  2. Went to Vegas to celebrate a bachelorette party. It was a travesty to say the least.
  3. Mother’s Day…got a camera to capture all of those important memories! Yay!

What? That’s it? That’s all I care to list, really.

Also, in June, stay tuned for my blogging challenge, 30 posts in 30 days! I am still brainstorming a few topics, but this should be good! Stay tuned!

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