Thursday, January 31, 2008

HD DVD Giveaway

Let the prizes begin, well since I have entered a few blog drawings I am now giving something away myself.

A copy of The Bourne Identity in HD HDVD Format.
Based very loosely on Robert Ludlum's novel, the Bourne Identity is the story of a man whose wounded body is discovered by fisherman who nurse him back to health. He can remember nothing and begins to try to rebuild his memory based on clues such as the Swiss bank account, the number of which, is implanted in his hip. He soon realizes that he is being hunted and takes off with Marie on a search to find out who he is and why he is being hunted. Written by ibjsm

When a body is recovered at sea still alive, the mystery man (Damon) seems to have forgotten everything in life, including who he was. Eventually he begins to remember smaller details in life and soon finds out that his name was Jason Bourne. What he doesn't like is that a gun and fake passports also belong to him. Now Bourne, and his new friend, Marie Helena Kreutz (Potente) travel from country to country in search of his new identity. But, someone else is not happy to see him alive, and is frantically trying to track him down.

Please leave a comment below and your e mail address so I can pick the winner. I got into this very late so you will have until Sunday night to enter before I pick the winner.

Good luck!

Thursday Thirteen #5

Thirteen Things You Should Never Say to a Cop

1.I can't reach my license unless you hold my beer.
2. Sorry, Officer, I didn't realize my radar detector wasn't plugged in.
3. Aren't you the guy from the Village People?
4. Hey, you must've been doin' about 125 mph to keep up with me. Good job!
5. Are You Andy or Barney?
6. I thought you had to be in relatively good physical condition to be a police officer.
7. You're not gonna check the trunk, are you?
8. I pay your salary!
9. Gee, Officer! That's terrific. The last officer ONLY gave me a warning, too!
10. Do you know why you pulled me over? Okay, just so one of us does.
11. I was trying to keep up with traffic. Yes, I know there are no other cars around.. That's how far ahead of me they are.
12. When the Officer says "Gee Your eyes look red, have you been drinking?" You probably shouldn't respond with, "Gee Officer your eyes look glazed, have you been eating doughnuts?"
13. You'll never get those cuffs on me!

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

it's a girl!

Meet Roxy!

Nothing like that new car smell!

Monday, January 28, 2008

My celeb look a likes.

I don't know about this. I personally do not see me looking anything at all like these people.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Please Help! A video link worth watching.

In an effort to raise money for research on autism, the band, Five for Fighting, is generously donating $0.40 to Autism Speaks for *each time* THIS VIDEO is viewed on the attached link. When you have a moment, please visit the link below to watch the video and pass it along to your friends and family. They are aiming for 10,000 hits, but hopefully we can help them to surpass this goal.

Freaky Friday

Yes it is that time of the week again.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Don't forget...

Clicky clicky on And they wonder why. My other blog for some laughs, (I hope).

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Sad news

I am in such a state of shock that Heath ledger was found dead today. I have always enjoyed his work and thought that he had a long career ahead of him.

You will be missed Heath!

A contest I really hope I win

I'm loving the world of blogging contests, but I really hope that I win this one with Joshua coming soon. How I wish that I had something like this when my girls were younger. Oh the stains that wouldn't have been. Be sure to check it out. Poi wear is a sponser and they have amazing handmade wears.

Monday, January 21, 2008

It's Monday

I had to keep telling myself this today. I often loose a day when the kids have a day off from school. I am not looking forward to this week we've been having frigid tempratures, nothing like negitive numbers for the windchill factor. Boy does that wind sting.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Freaky Friday

Well since it is Friday it just wouldn't be the same if I didn't post this for you.

So tell me this, what do you see?

What the hell is wrong with people?,2933,323705,00.html

KETCHIKAN, Alaska — The Prince of Wales community of Whale Pass is welcoming the first baby ever born in the small community, at least as far back as local people can remember.
The baby is named Boomchain Everett Loucks. He was born December 18th at 1:15 a.m.
Steve Loucks, the baby's father, says the baby was born right on the couch in the living room.
Steve said he and his wife, Christy, were out trapping in Exchange Cove when his wife went into labor. The baby's due date was a few days later.
He says by the time they get home, it was too late to go to Craig and the helicopters weren't flying.
Christy says the birth went well. There was help from the local EMS squad, and two doctors at Ketchikan General Hospital supervised by phone.
The couple named the child Boomchain because Steve works in logging and likes boomchains. A boomchain is a heavy chain used to attach the ends of logs together to make a log boom, which helps in the building of log rafts.

This warrants a What the fuck?!, yes I dropped the "f bomb", sue me. I am sitting here in total disbelief. Seriously Boomchain, who names their child Boomchain? I cannot see how two people would agree to use this random object as a given name for their offspring. Why not give him a normal name and use Boomchain as a nickname? It would for sure save his poor little boy from a lifetime of torment.

Okay it is time again for one of my baby name rants. Etymology is a hobby of mine and take the naming of children seriously, I know that I will catch hell from some of you "momeighes" out there but I don't care. And yes you REALLY DO need to hear it again. Yes I do even tell my family members what I think of names they like, and I am honest. I am not one to sugar coat things like this. Just because I may loathe the name that does not mean that I dislike the child. Some people cannot seperate the two, because I say that name Jayden sucks, that does not mean that I don't love your little one with all my heart. It is just the name I hate and I will come up with a nickname for the kid, like I did for my neice Dakota.

You are naming a person, not an animal. While a name may sound cute on a 2 year old, when that child turns let's say 25 and in entering the working world it will make a difference. Cody is cute on little kid, not so cute on a grown man. Let's say I am looking for a new doctor and I have a choice between Dr. Dakota Smith, or Dr. Meredith Jones you bet your ass that I will choose the latter. Even if Dr. Dakota Smith was the top of her class. I just cannot take someone named Dakota seriously. That goes for any of of those "tryndee" names.

Names do matter and people do have preconcieved notions of certain names. A man named Tom will probabally get hired befor a man named Blaze just on his name alone. Look at the name Britney now, I wager Ms. Spears was the first thought that popped into your heads. Women named Temptress, Candy, Tiffany bring to mind strippers.

Listen up there people,

Nevaeh is not Slavic for butterfly. Slavic is not a language. It is just heaven spelled backwards, and why is it that single time anyone hears this name on a small child the mother always adds, "that is heaven spelled backwards." to her statement with a smile on her face. Just makes me want to punch her all the more.

Mac and -son names are never a good idea on little girls. Neither are any traditionally male names. Ryan, Elliott, Madison, Addison, Riley, Morgan etc... are boys names and should never be used on the females of this species. I bet you a million dollars that you would never consider names like Mary, Lillian, Rebecca for your son. Why is that? Having a male name will not give your daughter an edge, it will be a pain in the ass for her to always have to identify herself as being female.

Changing the spelling of a name does not make it "youneek" it just makes it reek. No you are not being creative by spelling Jillian like Jilleanne, or Madison like Madasyn it just looks like you cannot spell. Plus there will come a time when Madasyn will want something with her name on it, like those pencils, bracelets, toothbrushes, zipper pulls etc that they sell in the stores you will never be able to find one.

Name smushes and adding -lyn or -aden to names really isn't a good idea either. For example Brayden,
Definition: bray ~ intransitive verb make donkey's sound: to make the sound a donkey makes so are basically saying your son will sound like an ass.

Ok I feel a tad bit better. Have a good weekend

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #3

Thirteen of MyFavorite Musicals
(This list could be so much longer)
1. Rent
2. Phantom of the Opera
3. Sweeney Todd
4. Annie
5. Hairspray
6. Little Shop of Horrors
7. The Producers
8. A Chorus Line
9. Dreamgirls
10. Tommy
11. Fiddler on the Roof
12. West Side Story
13. Evita
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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Other site

I am doing a lot more of my bloggong at And they wonder why. Just click on the link on the right to be redirected there. I hope that I can bring a smile to your faces. I have some real good ones lined up too. Hope to see you there, and as always please comment if you like what you see/ read.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Freaky Friday

Ahh yes it is Friday once again. That means it is time for another optical illusion from me.

Look at this picture, what do you see? Leave a comment here and tell me.

Happy Friday I hope you have a great weekend.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #2

Thirteen The Price Is Right Games I Love

1. PLINKO (who doesn’t love and want to play this game?)
2. Let ‘Em Roll
3. Ten Chances
4. Pocket Change
5. Clock Game
6. Race Game
7. Money Game
8. Check Game
9. Cliff Hangers
10. Grand Game
11. Pass the Buck
12. Range Game
13. Pathfinder

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

I swear he does it to piss me off!

I think my foot will soon be shoved far up my husband's ass. We all have our little quirks, one of mine is that the toilet paper has to be over not under on the roll. Silly I know but it irks me if it is not. I swear that he will purposefully switch the roll on me after he uses the bathroom. I have yet to say anything to him but I know for a fact that the roll was over before he left for work this afternoon. I just came from the bathroom and guess what? It is now under. Grrrrrr.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Proven a point today

I have been driving Madeline to and from school now for a bit. Since her bus driver is so unpredictable. Some days she is early others late, you never know what will happen. And don't even get me started on the return trip, how it takes over 30 minutes to drive a mere 5 streets is way beyond me.

We have often joked at the bus stop about how it would be faster to walk home from the school than it would be to take the bus. Well today I did just that.

Ed went out this morning to get the paper and noticed that his breaks were acting funny. So he calls his friend who owns a repair shop and his friend told him to bring the car in right now. So I am carless all day. So since we are having such nice weather I decided that I'd just walk up to the school and get her. As I was walking there of course the sky turned gray and I hoped that the rain would hold off. (It did although I did feel a few drops on the walk home).

More freaky weather

Greetings from Buffalo NY.

Western NY where the NHL Winter Classic or Ice Bowl (an outdoor hockey game), was held less than a week ago on a cold, snowy afternoon.

Western NY where just this past Wednesday it was in the single digits with the wind chill reaching the below zero mark.

Western NY where I now sit in a tank top and capris having just come inside from sitting on my patio enjoying a drink and the warm, (well warm for this time of year) night air. It is currently 62º/16.6ºc at midnight.

60's are predicted again for tomorrow, err later on today.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Insane weather

Wednesday and Thursday were bitter cold. At the bus stop Wednesday morning it was below 0ºf,/-17ºc, (with the wind chill factored in, it was still in the low single digits without it), right now it is 45ºf / 7ºc. All the snow has of course melted and the ground is a soggy mess. I seen a group of teens just walk by my front window in t-shirts. Just days ago they were bundled up like they were going on an arctic expedition. I wish Mother Nature would make up her mind already.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Argh men!!

Ok a question for you ladies....

You are sick, (since yesterday~ the coming out both ends have a temperature kind of sick), your husband acknowledges this fact, in fact says you look awful. So what does he do?

A.) Tell you go to lay down, that he will take care of dinner and the kids tonight so you can get some rest.

B.) Offer to go to the store to get you some medicine and ginger ale.

C.) Gives you the 3rd degree about what you ate, refusing "nothing" as an answer and then tell you he is going out to play hockey with his friends tonight and working both tomorrow and Sunday.

Well if you are my husband the answer is C. (bastard)

Is there a jury that would convict me if I hurt him?

Freaky Friday

Well happy Friday to you! I hope you all are feeling well. I'm not. I have been feeling like crap since dinner time last night. Running a fever and to the bathroom every few minutes. Madeline is not feeling that well either so I am keeping her home from school today. She already went back to bed, and I once I am done posting this I will be doing the same for a bit until Lillian wakes up at least.

So I bring to you "Freaky Friday" where I will post an optical illusion to hopefully entertain you. Okay I am going back to bed all. Take care.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #1

Thirteen Things about Me.

1. I am a wife.
2. I am a mother.
3. I have blonde hair and blue eyes.
4. This is my first ever Thursday Thirteen entry.
5. I have a great, warped even twisted at times sense of humor.
6. I love musicals.
7. I am an avid reader.
8. I just recently learned to knit.
9. Tea, both hot and iced is my favorite drink.
10. At 31 years old I still enjoy cartoons.
11. I hate the snow.
12. I love to write children's stories.
13. I love photography.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

I am such a procrastinator.

Why oh why do I wait until the last minute to do somethings? For example emptying out Madeline's school bag. The entire time she has been home on Christmas break I did not remove any of the take home papers. She wanted to switch her book bag to the new High School Musical one I got for her for Christmas. So I am switching everything over as she is getting her jammies on. I am going through the papers and I see on the menu that she has been chosen as the Beary Special Person of the Week for the first grade. (I am bursting with pride here! The Bears are our school district's mascot). So she knew I was going through her bag, and I called out to her sternly, "Madeline get over here." I put on a mad looking face and I asked her if she had something to tell me about what happened at school. She looked like a deer caught in the headlights and said no. I asked her then what about this, handing her the paper folded with the announcement right at the top. She is thinking that she is busted, that she did something wrong, she reads "The Beary Special Persons for the week of Dec. 31- Jan, 4 are Kindergarten so and so room 102. 1st Grade Madeline (Last name) room 127...a brief pause... Madeline (Last name) Thats me! I'm the Beary Special Person of the Week!" I broke into a huge smile and hugged her tight. I told her how proud I was of her and that I'd get her a special treat for getting this honor. The look on her face was priceless. She is so happy about this, she already has the outfit she wants to wear to school tomorrow picked out since she will be having her picture taken and displayed in the main hall's showcase. Did I mention how proud I am of her?

I wish I had known about this prior to Christmas so I could of bragged to everyone about it at the parties we went to

Tuesday, January 1, 2008


2008 is now here. Wow did last year fly by. The older I get the faster the years seem to go by. There are many things that will happen this year. In March I will be an Auntie (squee). I am so very excited about this. It is my sister's first baby. My sisters in law both have kids but it just isn't the same. Lillian will be starting Pre-K come fall. I will have 2½ hours a day kid free 5 days a week. Sweet.

We have high hopes that Ed will remain cancer free. I may even get to New York City this year. Ed's brother is apartment sitting for a friend while he is being deployed to Iraq and we have an open invitation to visit him. Luckily flights from here to NYC are cheap.

Well it is after 2:30 now and I am beat. Gonna head to bed here. Once again all my best for a Happy and Healthy 2008!