Have you seen the Go-Girl? It's a unique female urination device that allows women to pee standing up. Still don't get it? Click on the picture to the left to find out more information and to get your own Go-Girl. Watch the video to see why I love my family. They bring me comic relief on a daily basis. Listen to my sister and my husband's conversation about the Go-Girl.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Congratulations to the winners of my BIG FAT GOOD EATING GIVEAWAY!
Ryan Ashley Scott at Optimistic Cynicism
Carey at Life in the Carpool Lane
The Caretaker at The Life of a PTSD's Spouse
Congratulations on winning a 1 year membership to A Flash in the Pan! You will be contacted by A Flash in the Pan regarding your membership. Enjoy! I expect to see some vlogging on your meals!
Thank you to all of my faithful followers and the newbies that this contest brought me! Yay!
Friday, April 17, 2009
My Ovaries Are Shot To Hell, But I Have A Million Bucks And A Million Kids
How to be a Goldigger and never get your body back to what it used to be
8 is Never Enough
Lifestyles of the Overly Reproductive & Wanna Be Famous
How to Manipulate Your Children into Rolling in the Bucks
How stupid got stupider
Bad mommy chronicles
The Biggest Loser
There once was a woman who lived in a shoe...
Can you Pay my Bills (neither can I)
My Fifteen Minutes of Shame
Your Tax Dollars At Work
And the winner is.....
Okay, pardon the dramatic introduction, but I am so excited about this giveaway!
*Side note: Go to the top of this page and vote for the best name for Octomom's new reality show (no, you can't vote for yours if you submitted a title, but you can vote for someone else's :). They were all too funny for me to choose a winner, so I need your assistance. Thanks!
On to the BIG GIVEAWAY!
When I say that I am "Joan of All Trades," cooking doesn't not fall on my list of trades. I'm always welcome to suggestions or tools for making my life easy in the kitchen. My peeps over at A Flash in the Pan have given me the go ahead to give away some great stuff.
A Flash In The Pan is the answer to, "What’s for dinner?" Every Friday, they provide a week’s worth of customizable, chef-created dinner menus for the upcoming week. Select how many servings and what time you want to eat and they take care of the rest! You’ll get a shopping list and their patented Cooksheet™ to help you think and cook like a chef. All you have to do is prepare for the compliments!
Here's what we're giving away:
3-1 year memberships to A Flash in the Pan
And for the GRAND PRIZE....The person with the most entries (in case of a tie, I will use random.org) will be entered into the drawing (I'll give you the choice of the membership or being entered into the drawing) by me during the A Flash In The Pan Twitter Party on Wednesday, April 22 at 8 p.m.(#FIPan) to win.......Drum roll please:
Max and Nancy are two chefs from Napa Valley and founders of aflashinthepan.com. They both graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and have over 35 years of professional culinary experience between them. One lucky winner will win both of them for one evening and an incredible 6-course dinner for 6 people. Both chefs will come to the winner's house, prepare the feast AND clean up after! So, decide who your five best friends are and enter to win!
1. Chefs will travel to anywhere in the United States only.
2. Chefs will pay for all travel and food expenses. If desired, any wine or alcohol will be provided by winner.
3. Menu to be determined by winner and chefs.
4. Date of dinner to be determined by winner and chefs.
5. Please enter even if you fear that your house is too dirty for company or that you will be judged-- we have children and understand!
That's 3 winners and possibly a 4th!
Here's how to get entries:
1. Comment on this post.
2. Follow me (If you are already following me, that's 1 entry for you. See, it pays to be my friend.)
3. Follow me on twitter.
4. Blog about the contest and link back to me. (Please leave me a comment with a link to your post.)
5. Donate any amount to any of the charities I'm supporting. Email me to let me know you donated. (See Donate to a Worthy Cause in the right sidebar.)
6. Grab my button and let me know that you grabbed it.
7. Tweet about the contest and link to me on twitter.
Contest ends April 20th at 3pm EST! Winners will be announced on April 23rd!
The winner of the Octomom challenge will be announced some time this weekend!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard that "the Octomom" might be getting her own reality show. Say it ain't so! I vowed to boycott TV if they gave this woman her own show! They have been hoodwinked and bamboozled. Don't these
Friday, April 10, 2009
5 minutes ago......
My Mom is in town visiting. Hubby begins preparing to cook breakfast and throws a roll of sausage on the counter.
Mom: Aren’t you Catholic?
Hubby: Mmm hmm?
Mom: It’s Good Friday isn’t it?
Hubby: Oh. It’s Good Friday?!
Hubby shrugs….continues with the sausage.
God bless him!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Before I met my hubby he had a motorcycle that got stolen. He always wanted another one, but I was totally against it because I think they're too dangerous. I even threatened to shave my head bald if he bought one (I know, real mature, right). This year I finally gave in to the motorcycle because I was sick of it being an issue and I knew he really wanted one. I even said I might ride if he buys me a pink helmet ;)
So yesterday, I was thinking to myself, tomorrow is going to be a nice day, so he'll probably ride his motorcycle. Let me make some small talk about it and show him some support to let him know I am no longer bitter about the bike:
Me: Are you going to ride your bike tomorrow?
Hubby: (sarcastic laugh) Why? What's going on?
Me: Nothing. I was just wondering if you were going to ride your bike.
Hubby: (annoyed) Where is this going? What do you need to do tomorrow? Do you need the car for something?
Me: No! I was just curious. Why are you so paranoid? You are looking way too deep into this.
Hubby: No. Why are you talking around the subject? Just ask me what you really want to ask. I don't like when you indirectly try to ask me something.
Me: I don't do that. You do that. I was just asking a question...trying to make small talk, but I'll just stop talking now.
Hubby: Well, I do do that, but I won't do it anymore because I don't like when you do it.
Me: I'm not doing it! Just making small talk...
Hubby: That's not small talk. Small talk is, 'Hey. How ya doing?' I know what this is about. You heard me on the phone talking to my friend about our bikes, but you don't want to admit that's what this is about.
Me: Okay, psycho! I'm so not talking to you anymore!
The thing is, I know he was acting like this because he had plans to ride his bike. I was completely fine with that. Anyway, luckily we get on each other's nerves all the time and it usually ends with someone being called "psycho" and then we go about our normal lives. I can count on one hand the number of times we have actually gone to bed upset with each other and still have a few fingers left over. Have you ever had a conversation like this with your spouse or significant other?
Now I know why I never witnessed my grandparents have a conversation in 20 years ;)
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
You may want to read yesterday's post to understand the story behind today's.
Well, those of you who guessed that my brother-in-law is in his 30's were close, but no cigar. He will actually be 41 this year! I know........SAD! Also, the dog really did only have one puppy. It's rare, but apparently it does happen from time to time. Anyway, I contemplated not doing these posts about him because I didn't want him to read them and get offended. Then I remembered that he just discovered the internet a couple of months ago (Oh wow! The internet has everything! I can find people I haven't talked to in a long time too!") and figured I'd be safe. Oh, did I mention when he came to visit us on Thanksgiving that he actually drove to the airport to purchase his plane ticket. I almost peed on myself when my husband told me this.
What is wrong with that man?! I guess everyone is unique in their own way!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Where have I been? I've been working, staying in crappy hotels, dealing with crappy attitudes, suffering from internet deprivation, and spending countless hours in airports. Am I upset? NO! I am happy to be back in the blogosphere for the time being.
While I was away, you all kept up your dedication to the sphere and I managed to win an award a contest, and receive a nice shout!
Thanks to Juls at Every Day is a Crazee Day and all of you, this post landed me my first contest win ever--the Does This Make Me Crazee award. Juls is sending me a lovely Scrabble Tile pendant from Word Designs.
Tara S. Dickherber, M.Ed, CPC at My Life Coach Tara just finished her first e-book, and I had the privilege of editing it. Today I opened up her blog, and to my surprise, her most recent post was entitled Joanofalltrades. She gave me a great shout, so a BIG THANKS to you Tara.
Also, a special thanks goes out to Shanda at A Teachable Heart for donning me with another Honest Scrap Award. I will play along, so here are 7 honest things about me that also may increase your crazee thoughts about me:
1. When I am in the New York subway I feel gross. Gross like stuff is crawling all over me gross. It's almost unbearable.
2. I played and coached girl's basketball, but I much rather watch the Men's NCAA tourney and the NBA playoffs than their female counterparts (I know--sorry ladies).
3. (Sorry, I can't resist) As I'm typing this post, my husband just burped into his shirt and I guess he got too big a whiff and he just said, "Oh my God" with this disgusted look on his face. LOL! I'm glad I am sitting across the room so I didn't have to smell that.
4. Eating is my favorite pastime.
5. I'm addicted to reality TV.
6. I'm glad I'm allergic to animals since my husband wants cats and dogs. Sorry, my health comes first honey :)
7. I can't wait to hear the wonderful announcement The Chatterbox has for us on her show tomorrow at 10am EST.
Okay, I'm supposed to pass this to 7 people, but most of you have received this award. So, if there are any of you out there who have not received it yet, it's yours. You're welcome!
BTW: If you haven't checked out any of the above mentioned ladies' blogs, what are you waiting for? Go on and show them some love! They are saying fabulous things and uplifting me every day!