I just wandered over to a new mom blog, cause she’s a mom who likes Coke (Coca-cola, 70s fans) and those of you who know of my vices realize that a woman with Coke in her system or even better DIET COKE is a woman after my own heart. Kelley, (who also spells her name with an “e” so she MUST be good people) from Kelley’s Breakroom http://www.kelleysbreakroomblog.com has a nice following and I enjoyed her style!
She was talking about how she would never make it on one of those Top Chef shows and why, but she had a picture of something shiney and amazing that I couldn’t get my OCD brain to stop focusing on. Her hand painted butter dish from one of those make-your-own pottery places. Kelley, not to start off on the wrong foot with ya, but that thang was “buttah ugly!” and made me laugh the Diet Coke almost out my nose. Which you know is a cardinal sin!
Then I started to go to, “I wonder if she leaves that butter dish out on the counter every day or if she puts it in the refrigerator.” This is one of those things that makes me think. People have been leaving their butter on the counter for years and they aren’t dying, but then the other half are thinking all those other folks are one stick away from the grave!
What do you think about sticks of butter? Leave it out or put it in the fridge? Discuss…cause I need to flush this one out!
I’m in this little contest for funny moms. If you got a giggle or smile out of this could you vote for me? Thanks!
Look for me somewhere in the 90′s. I’m getting stomped, but at least I’m still standing and laughing!!!
Hold onto your pumpkins, folks. This here might be a bumpy ride!!!
Yes, it is that time again when the color orange is acceptable and adults dressing up in crazy costumes is “politically correct.” (Whatever THAT means, now a days!) The beginning of autumn and PUMPKIN FEVER!!
When the grey skies start to get you down and you need a little pick-me-up, try these funny videos before resorting to the mini-bar. They are sure to make you laugh and give you a rush of endorphins to boot…
This is your brain before kids.
Punkin Chunkin – The World Championship Punkin Chunkin Association’s (WCPCA) spectacular event takes place in Bridgeville, DE every November since 1986. This year it will explode orange goo on November 2-4, 2012 and my family couldn’t be any more elated! Not that we will attend, but you can put money on us making a family vacation when the girls are older. Road trip!!
According to the WCPCA, the 2011 event “drew more than 20,000 people and grossed more than $100,000 in ticket sales and associated revenues.” A portion of the proceeds are donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, ChildHelp and other valuable agencies.
This is your brain after having kids.
Chagrin Falls (Ohio) Pumpkin Roll – Each year since 1969, high school students collect 1,000 pumpkins, and on an undisclosed date and time (some night before Halloween) they smash the innards of those pumpkins, hop on sleds or in recycling bins and slip and slide down steep Grove hill. If you are wondering why this hasn’t been stopped by the authorities? The kids providing the pumpkins are ticketed by the police and those fines pay for the clean-up cost. Still cheaper than Disney and looks like a great time is had by all!
Tractor Square Dancing – Now promenading to the left away from pumpkins, my final autumn pick-me-up: tractors that wear dresses and their farmers who drive them around to music in traditional square dancing formation. Can’t get better than that! Don’t think this is something performed in just ONE town with nothing better to do. Oh, no…the trend has caught on over the years and it is BIG all over the country! My favorite video I watched this year, is one where the farmers are dressed up as Wizard of Oz characters. Those farmers are so light on their wheels. Enjoy, my pretties!
Have a fun and safe weekend!
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Have you ever been so busy that you completely delete all emails that you think are going to interfere with your “fight or flight” instincts? You know what I’m talking about, right? A week that has so many overlapping, flapping, strappin’, all for nathin’ bouquets of crap tied up in pretty bows and balloons…called your eldest daughter’s birthday.
Now one thing I larn-ed from my mammy is that birthdays are the bestest thang evah! And in order to have one, you have to be treated like a princess. I know some authorities may disagree with this theory, but thumb up the nose to them! It’s my party and I’ll go all out and crazy if I want to…
I always felt so special on my birthday and so will my girls, just a warning to the men out there who will someday marry them. This will be an expectation and I will give you this advice on your wedding day! So…this year we decided to only have three parties for her and not have one for her HUGE group of friends. I thought this would make life easier on all of us, and she would still get THREE parties. COME ON!!! All good, right?
Well, just when you think you have it all under control, the school decides to celebrate her birthday by having every child in the school look their prettiest and wear their nicest clothes. Just. For. Her. They happened to call it “School Picture Day.” But we knew better. The problem with this VERY kind gesture from the school was we already had a busy morning planned, with the big celebration, the fancy breakfast, presents and now the children had to go to school looking better than just presentable?! Oh, Miss Calgon…can you draw my bath, please?
So fast-forward a bit – they made it to school sans library books that were due that day (fail), wearing strappy sandals on PE day (FAIL); but introverted, terribly shy birthday girl proudly announced to anyone who didn’t wish her a happy birthday right off the bat, “Guess what? Today’s my birthday!” She had the entire school giving her birthday well wishes and hugs. Hip hip hooray, for her!
Back to my previously mentioned email which I deleted due to the birthday extravaganza: luckily, a colleague was persistent and wondering why I ignored her email which was kind of a big deal. Since it didn’t involve pink streamers, chocolate or disco balls in the subject line, it was shot right into the trash.
First, I would like to thank the Academy, and my Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Valerie Howland who taught me how to read, and…
Really, this is quite an honor and I appreciate the surprise even though it is half way through the month and I was in the dark the other half.
Actually, that’s pretty much how I roll these days. Clueless Jo’Mama!
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