REBLOG: Pumpkin Carving, Squash Murder or Decorative Glee?

In honor of the Moms Who Write and Blog Laugh Til You Pee Your Pants Halloween Party, I thought I’d reblog a post from last year about our pumpkin carving experience. Please come over and share a laugh with us at our party!

LaughTillYouPeePost by Moms Who Write and Blog.

The Sadder But Wiser Girl

Apparently there was a class I was supposed to take for my Mom license that I missed?  I must have been absent the day they held “Pumpkin Carving 101”.  Or in the bathroom.  Or just not paying attention. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve seen all of the intricate pumpkin design stuff that is so popular right now.  Supposedly this stuff is easy to do.  Especially if you shell out the money for a kit.  It’s then supposed to be so easy an untrained monkey can do it!  Nope, I don’t think so.

I had big plans for this year.  I was going to have all kinds of pumpkins to play with this Halloween.  We bought all the seeds for all the different pumpkins in our garden.  We planted regular pumpkins, mini pumpkins, and the white pumpkins. I was going to do all of those Martha Stewart glittery…

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I Neglected My Toes On My Anniversary and Other Not So Interesting Stories

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It’s really more of an “I’m back?”  but this made me laugh.

You may recall that I took some time off of blogging recently.

Yes those were real actual people on my site, not me pretending to be other people. Really!  Seriously!  I don’t usually take time off, even when I have technically been off I was still around.  This was my first actual vacation from blogging and away from a computer since I started over a year ago.  I don’t know if I can really be considered “back” since I’ve been spending most of my time hiding on other people’s blogs with posts I wrote a long time ago.

But I promised a post about this… So was my weekend everything I hoped it would be and more?  It was good but in much different ways than we had originally planned.

The original plan was to celebrate both our anniversary and attend Evil Genius’s class reunion.  We even had overnight arrangements for our children.  We were going to get a hotel room.  It was going to be AMAZING!

Then… we ran out of money, which is what you get when you just a start a job after 13 months of unemployment and have multiple animals needing vet appointments so close together.  I should have seen the signs that it wasn’t going to happen when I tried to think ahead and get a room and could not find anything even close to my husband’s hometown.  (three reunions in one weekend in the same town.) So instead of living the high life at the Econolodge two towns over, we spent the weekend  sleeping on a half inflated air mattress on my in-laws porch.  My back never even really bothered me so that must have been a good air mattress, or a nice supportive porch, I can’t decide which.

I skipped my 20th reunion last summer.  I wasn’t in a good place mentally at the time, and I was embarrassed that I was unemployed and therefore broke.  Not to mention that my husband had a very busy work schedule that week and there was no way I was going to be able to get him there.  I stayed home and watched Ghost Rider 2 instead.  Did I regret it?  Somewhat-I did miss seeing some people that I had been wanting to see who have moved out of state. On the other hand, it wasn’t a terrible movie either.

I didn’t attend my high school the whole four years.  Being a military brat, I moved around a lot throughout my school career until I was fifteen.  I actually started high school in Florida and moved to Iowa during Christmas break of my sophomore year.  While I had friends and was in a lot of activities, I don’t think I have quite the connection that people who have lived in the same town their whole lives have with their classmates.  There are a few people that I really think are cool that I finished high school with, for the most part I don’t have that burning desire to come back.  I’d totally get together with them over coffee or a few drinks anytime though!

Now that he’s graduated and doing well as an engineer with two adorable children, there was no way my husband was going to miss his 20th!  Apparently reunions that have double digits in them have large amounts of celebrating involved.  Two days of activities, and who knows if people got together on Sunday too?  The festivities commenced with us dropping our children off with my sister in law and her five children Friday night.  We went to the high school football game.  I didn’t know until that night that he hadn’t been to one at his school since he graduated.  Then again I guess I haven’t been to one of mine either.

I had a good time, despite the fact that I was terribly self-conscious about my toes.  I’m the only one I know who can spend the better part of a day getting ready for a trip like this, and forget to do something really important like paint my toenails.  You can laugh all you want, but I was wearing sandals and my toenails looked pretty gross.  I already have heels that can double as a sander, I at least have to take care of the other parts.

I really have had good reasons for neglecting my toes.  They're always being attacked.

I really have had good reasons for neglecting my toes. They’re always being attacked.

My other thought was that they have really upped the sparkle factor since I was in high school marching band.  I can remember looking like a giant Q-Tip at more than one point in my marching band career.  Their uniforms were positively snazzy.

Saturday was the family picnic.  It rained that day.  It didn’t just rain a little, it rained cats and dogs.  And my kids were out in it, playing on the park equipment and getting soaked to the skin.  Even I was soaked and I stayed in the shelter.  We were all so wet that the first thing we did when we got out of there was change clothes and throw everything in the dryer.

Despite soggy cheesecake (made espressly for the occasion by Evil Genius) and soaked clothing, we enjoyed ourselves.  And people who came were treated to this:

Dark Lord of the Grill.

Dark Lord of the Grill.

(Keep in mind that he was the only one who kept up his end of the bargain and brought his own lightsaber.)

That night we ate the cheapest meal we’ve ever eaten at Applebees and went to a bonfire afterwards.  What was interesting about this was that I discovered other bloggers here at this party.  I’m not saying that’s weird, but certainly not what I expected!

We returned home on Sunday night, tired but happy from having a fun weekend.  For the adults it got better, because on Monday we both had the day off of work and got to spend it together while the kids were at school. We hit the malls for window shopping, ate at Tasty Tacos, and bought furnace filters at Fleet Farm.  Who says that people who have been married for so long aren’t exciting?

In a nutshell, that’s what was happening on my weekend off.  I was busy.  Since then I’ve had work, and kids, and other things.  In other words, I’ve really had no excuses other than life in general for not blogging much of my own stuff.  I’m not saying it’s going to get better, but by golly I’ll try my best…

Yeah, it's kind of been like that lately...

Yeah, it’s kind of been like that lately…

Going Back, Radio Style

If you haven’t seen the new blog Raised on the Radio, today is a great day to check it out!  I’m on there today with a post I originally wrote for Jen Kehl’s My Skewed View a few months ago.  If you didn’t catch it the first time, you may want to come over and check it out.  And come on, doesn’t this picture just make you want to take a peek?  Click on the image below to go read the post.

crazy girl0001What is Raised on the Radio?  It’s a blog that came about due to the days before you could simply look up a song on the internet or download a song instantly.  If you wanted that song forever you had to buy the record, or sit in front of your stereo for hours waiting for that one song to come on so that you could record it on your cassette player!  I hope even if you have already read the post that you come over to read some other things on the blog.  What are you waiting for???

Raised on the Radio

Weekly Wrap-Up: The Lack of Funny Search Terms Edition

chex catWhere was I this week?  NOT in a box of Chex!  HA HA!

Monday The Road to Hell Is Paved With Sharpened #2 Pencils  My first post in awhile at The Epistolarians where I rant about school supply lists.  One major error occurred here-I have the wrong address in the pic I made!  Oops!

Tuesday  Twisted Mixtape Tuesday:  Movie Music  Do you know a song or two or more that you can’t help but associate with the movie?  I know a bit about that!

Wednesday  Go Ahead, Roll It Over  I guest posted at Menopausal Mother for her Wacky Wednesday Writers series.

Thursday  Priceless Mom Moments:  It’s Okay to Surrender to Big Sparkly Shoes  I’m never sure if my moments are more priceless or worthless.  Click on the link to see what the heck I’m talking about!

Friday  The Totally Tubular Story of Tie-Dye Girl and Her Amazing Rubber Chicken It’s that Secret Subject Swap again.  Hmmm… Sooner or later they are going to have to learn how to keep me out of this!

Best and Most Disturbing Search Terms

I am sad to report that there really aren’t any that aren’t more funny than they are disturbing.  It’s a sad day!

Next Week

Make sure you go to Moms Who Write and Blog to see the link to our Laugh Til You Pee Your Pants Halloween Party! 

Monday-I make my debut on Raised on the Radio!

Tuesday-Twisted Mixtape Tuesday:  Uncomfortable songs.  I’m so sad I can’t find the clip of JD from Scrubs when he says “Uncomfortable”.  It would be so perfect for this!

Wednesday and/or Thursday-I hope to share my story of the week I went away!

Friday-Fly on the Wall.  Buzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

It’s another week of madness at the library (lots of programming stuff going on), so anything I post will be extra special!  I hope your week is filled with nothing but goodness and fun!

Mmmmmm.... leg...

Mmmmmm…. leg…

The Totally Tubular Story Of Tie-Dye Girl and Her Amazing Rubber Chicken

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Welcome to this month’s edition of The Secret Subject Swap, Take 2!  Presented to you by the lovely Karen of Baking in a Tornado, it all begins with participating bloggers sending in top secret prompts ahead of time.  Each blogger is then assigned one of these prompts and the resulting posts are all shared at the same time!

My prompt:  You had a horrendous day with your family. You argued with everyone even after you got a call from your son’s principal regarding his bad behavior. After a couple of glasses of wine, you fall asleep ready to start over tomorrow.  The next morning, no one was home. Everyone gone. No note, just looks like they disappeared.  What do you do?

It was submitted by: http://www.100lbCountdown.com

So be afraid, be very afraid of what I’m about to do with this one:

I woke up that morning with a pounding headache, laying across my bed, still in my clothes from the night before.  It took me several minutes to fully realize that I was awake, and that I hadn’t even bothered to get under the covers.  I knew I was exhausted last night, and the wine didn’t help, but this was a bit extreme.

That wasn’t all that was amiss.  My husband wasn’t there either.

“That’s funny.”  I thought, “Usually he sleeps in on the weekend.”

I walked downstairs, fully expecting to see my husband sitting in the chair with his laptop and both kids watching Saturday morning cartoons.  But no one was around.  Not even the animals.  It was like the whole world had disappeared.

Just like in the movies.

Had the world ended and I missed it?

Was the world ending?  I should have realized the signs... The cats within feet of each other?  Apocalypse is nigh...

Was the world ending? I should have realized the signs:  The cats within feet of each other? Apocalypse is nigh…

I made my way to the back porch and opened the door.  The sun was shining, the birds were singing, and I could hear the neighbor kids plain as day.

So much for that theory.  The world was still there.

I got a lump in my throat.  I tried to remember what exactly had started the argument the night before.  There was a phone call from the school.  The principal.  Something about a note.  The Professor was in serious trouble.  Evil Genius was livid.  And The Princess was not liking that someone else was taking the limelight from her.

I was upset, and the wine went down easily.  It was all blurry after that, and I barely remember going into the bedroom to lie down.

And now it was so hard to think… especially with that loud whirring sound.  Wait a minute-that whirring sound, WHERE WAS IT COMING FROM?

I followed it to the basement door.  The secret passage.  I had always wanted wanted a house with a secret passage.  Evil Genius had come through and made pantry shelves that swung open in place of the door. Being an old house, the uneven floor and plaster walls made it not quite so secret.  But it was stuck!

Pushing with all of my weight, I was able to slide the shelves aside.  I peered into the dark.  Dammit, the light wouldn’t work.  I grabbed the lantern and headed down into the darkness.

The whirring sound grew louder as I approached the brick wall.  But there was nothing there but the crawlspace.  That icky, gross place under the house where the basement stopped.  It was nothing but dirt and bugs.  But the sound was driving me crazy, and somehow I knew that it must have something to do with my family vanishing.

I crawled up on the freezer and put my hand upon the wood. Only it didn’t feel like wood.  It felt like… nothing.  I pushed my hand through until I could not see my arm any more. I pulled back in horror-what was going on?  Was this some sort of weird joke?  I pushed forward again, this time with both hands and the rest of my body. And I fell forward right into the nothingness.  And smacked my face hard against the floor.  Because putting my arms out to stop myself would make sense.

After a moment of lying there upon the cold floor, I sat up and opened my eyes.

Instead of that icky, dirty, buggy space there was a room.  Not just any room, like a command center.  Like a batcave.  Or that super secret room they won’t ever let you see at Target.

A voice boomed out of the shadows “Welcome back Tie-Dye Girl!  We thought you were going to sleep all day.”

I turned, very slowly, only to come face to face with…nothing.

“Huh?  I don’t know what you’re talking about!”  I replied.

The voice sounded very annoyed.  “Really?  Again?  Do we have to go over this EVERY TIME????”  Roger, we really need to quit using the brain eraser on our agents.”

“Ummmm… brain eraser?”  That would explain so very much about my life…

I heard a very loud sigh from, well, WHEREVER that voice was coming from.  Mumbling, angry whispering. “We’re giving you the short version.  We’re facing a world crisis and all reserve super agents have been activated.  That includes you and the agents assigned to you that also happen to be your family.”

“World crisis?” I inquired.

“A caffeine and chocolate shortage of massive proportions.  It seems that . Your son, The Professor, intercepted a message that was meant for the Evil Genius yesterday.”

“Wait a minute.  My husband is the Evil Genius.”

“No he’s actually the Not So Evil Genius.  The name just stuck.  The actual Evil Genius is somebody else.”

Suddenly things were starting to fall into place.  Sort of.  “So my family isn’t missing? They’re saving the world?”

” No ma’am they are assisting the people saving the world.”  The voice replied.

“I can’t say that I’m really understanding what you’re telling me.”

“You have a job to do. YOU have to stop the madness.  You’re our only hope.”

That’s when it hit me.  “Oh.My.God.  I’m an Avenger.”

I heard something that sounded like a forehead being smacked.  And then laughter.  Lots of laughter.  As a matter of fact, the laughter went on for about ten minutes.

“Actually, not quite.  Here’s the story.  Someone gave Tony Stark a magic mirror for his birthday, he’s so busy looking at himself that he won’t answer his phone. Thor had to attend some hair product convention because Fabio backed out at the last minute.  Captain America has been trying so hard to catch up to modern day technology that he discovered the internet and we can’t drag him away.  He muttered something about games called ‘Bejeweled Blitz’ and ‘Candy Crush’ when we talked to him.  The Hulk is in an anger management session.  Black Widow is nowhere to be found.  And nobody cares about Hawkeye.  So yeah, you’re it.  So get into uniform and await your instructions.”

“So I guess it’s up to me.”  After rummaging around for several minutes, I found my superhero outfit:

Protecting the earth from evil by dying them hideous shades of tie-dye!  Look up in the sky, it's a peacock, it's a rainbow, it's TIE-DYE GIRL!

Protecting the earth from evil by dying them hideous shades of tie-dye! Look up in the sky, it’s a peacock, it’s a rainbow, it’s TIE-DYE GIRL!

“Take this rubber chicken and place it at these coordinates.  This will disable the caffeine sucking machine and restore the world to its natural balance.”

“That’s it?  I was really hoping for something a bit more, um, interesting.”

“Dammit Tie-Dye Girl, do you really want to exist in a world where this is no caffeine OR chocolate?  We’re losing precious time!  Not to mention that the rest of your family would really like to be done with dishwashing duty.  You are welcome to switch places with one of them if you wish.”

“Okay”  I said quickly.  “Give me the rubber chicken.”

The next thing I knew I was transported to the most vile place on the face of the Earth.  A place where few venture into and even fewer make it out of alive. Yes, I was in the Wal-Mart bathroom.

From the middle stall emerged a man who looked remarkably like Dermot Mulrooney.  Or was it Dylan McDermott?  “Tie-dye Girl.  So we meet again.”

Again?  We’d met before?  I stood staring at the guy for a really long time.  A REALLY long time.  This was because I couldn’t remember his name.  Was it the memory eraser or was it just my brain?  Dang it he really looked familiar too.  And what was I supposed to do????

Then I heard a voice in my head “Remember the rubber chicken.  Use the rubber chicken…”

So I closed my eyes, and threw the chicken over his head.  Whatever force the was guiding me wedged that rubber chicken smack in the middle of the spinning caffeine sucking machine.  It stopped the machine dead.  Right there in the Wal-Mart bathroom…

The world rejoiced.  The Avengers were so thankful that they took me to the movies.  It was the dollar movie and I’d seen it before, but it was really cool getting to hang out with actual superheroes.  And Starbucks was so thrilled that they gave me a lifetime supply of free frappucinos.

And my family?  Back home and off of dirty dish duty. Until the next time I need to save the world.  I hear there may be a wine shortage.  Nooooooooooooooooooooooo…

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And of course in celebration I enjoyed some wine with my favorite superhero…

Now see what other talented bloggers have written!  Here are the other participants in this month’s swap take 2: 

http://www.menopausalmom.com                                Menopausal Mother

http://BakingInATornado.com                            Baking In A Tornado

http://www.eviljoyspeaks.wordpress.com             Evil Joy Speaks

http://www.100lbCountdown.com                      100lb Countdown

http://followmehome.shellybean.com                   Follow me home . .

http://dinoheromommy.com/                  Dinosaur Superhero Mommy

http://stacysewsandschools.wordpress.com/     Stacy Sews and Schools

http://thisisdiscoveringme.wordpress.com/              Discovering Me 

http://www.itsyummi.com                                      It’s Yummilicious

http://dates2diapers2.blogspot.com                         Dates 2 Diapers

http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.com/     Confessions of a part-time working mom

Priceless or Worthless Mom Moments? You Decide.

I was positively thrilled when I was asked by the one and only Dani Ryan of Cloudy, With A Chance of Wine to contribute to her Priceless Mom Moments series.  Then I started thinking “Oh crap, most of my mom moments are closer to worthless than priceless.  Nevertheless, something that happened recently pretty much cause the post to write itself.  Click on the image below to come over to Dani’s blog!

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What Day Is It? Wacky Wednesday of Course!

As I continue to play hopscotch around the internet, please join me for Wacky Wednesday Writers at Menopausal Mother!  Do you ever keep score when it comes to marriage?  Do you or your husband hope to acquire niceness points that can be turned in at a future time?  Then this post may be for you!

just roll it overAnd pssssst… want a little giggle?  You can also see what song lyrics I heard incorrectly over at Raised on the Radio.  Go ahead and laugh at me after reading this.  Keep in mind that I was three or four at the time.  I just never realized it until I was an adult…  Click on the image below to get there.

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Twisted Mixtape Tuesday: Movie Music

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There’s a song somewhere in your favorites that you love because it was in a movie that you love.  It’s maybe not a song that you would have paid much attention to if it hadn’t been used in a certain scene.  That’s what Twisted Mixtape Tuesday, hosted by the super cool Jen Kehl and Kristi Campbell, is all about today!

I won’t bore you with using clips of musical scenes from movies that probably every single person in the world thinks of.  Like the Bohemian Rhapsody scene from Wayne’s World, or the dance scene from Pulp Fiction.  And I wouldn’t even think of using the song from Titanic.  OK I thought about it, but I didn’t use it.

I will admit that this post was somewhat influenced by Evil Genius.  We are both huge movie buffs, but he tends to take movie watching to a whole new level.  There are many scenes from movies that he has played over and over that I simply cannot hear the song without thinking of the movie scene that it is in.  He suggested several scenes from movies that I reacted to with a “Heck yeah!”  Now in the interest of time, I only chose a few of them.  That is because this post could have included fifty songs.  Yes, we love movies here just a wee bit.

I’m starting this post off with a song from a movie that I loved so much as a kid that I held the tape recorder up to the tv to tape it.  I watched The Secret of NIMH so much that I’m shocked that I didn’t wear out the videotape.  Now if I still had a copy of this particular tape recording, you would hear my little sister yelling “WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!”  during the instrumental part of this song.  Now if only YouTube and ITunes had existed when I was a kid…

Love Is The Key-Paul Williams

Now let me introduce you to one of the most kick ass soundtracks of all time.  Queen+The Highlander=Epic. The album with the good music from the movie is actually Queen’s A Kind of Magic, NOT The Highlander soundtrack that you might see somewhere on Amazon or Ebay. There are quite a few good fan made videos using footage from the movie, here is one of them.  Doesn’t it make you want to go out and have a nice sword fight?

Gimme The Prize-Queen

This one is just for Evil Genius.  I just can’t hear this next song without thinking of this scene from Major League.  Not to mention I’ve seen this part of the movie a billion times.  Don’t worry, there are other movie scenes that he has watched just as much (what you think he just watches ONE movie?)

Wild Thing-X

While the movie Just Go With It was okay, the soundtrack is decent.  There is one particular scene in it featuring this remake, and it is amazing.  While I couldn’t find this song on Itunes, I did download the song “Chasing Cars” just because of this movie.

Every Car You Chase-The Snow Police (Party Ben Mash-Up)

If you were in middle school in the 80s, you saw Top Gun. I saw it approximately 2,721 times because I just happened to live on an air force base when it was popular.  I saw it in the theater several times.  It never got old.  I chose the music that plays at the beginning of the movie, because I can close my eyes when I hear it and picture that theater and feel the excitement that was part of being a military kid.

Top Anthem+Highway to the Danger Zone-Harold Faltermeyer/Kenny Loggins

As a teen moved away from my comfort zone in Florida to Iowa, I could really relate to the character in Pump Up The Volume.  And that movie had a pretty rockin soundtrack.  I used to walk to this song on my walkman.  My CASSETTE PLAYER walkman.  Yeah, I’m old.

Wave of Mutilation-The Pixies

I have always loved The Smiths, and this particular song I hadn’t heard prior to seeing The Wedding Singer.  Again another song that I hear and immediately flash to this scene in the movie.  This is another great soundtrack and one of my favorite movies as well.  This particular film also gets the award for “best appearance by billy idol in a movie”.

How Soon Is Now-The Smiths

When Garden State came out I couldn’t wait to see it.  Part of it had to do with Zach Braff, because the guy is a genius.  The other part was the soundtrack. So many great songs that are perfectly chosen for the movie.  Here is one scene from the movie that features a snippet of one of the songs.

New Slang-The Shins

Oh come on, what would a soundtrack post be without a little Monty Python in it?  How about this from Life of Brian? If you don’t own a copy of Monty Python Sings, then what is WRONG WITH YOU????  😉

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life-Monty Python

Last but not least, my tribute to Madagascar, because I like to move it, move it.

(And I love King Julian, because he makes me laugh).

I Like To Move It-King Julian

This post may seem a little sparse (for me, anyway).  That was because there were many that I left out.  Mostly because I couldn’t find the part I wanted to share in English, like pretty much any scene from Forrest Gump.  And others as I said before would make this post take three months to read. 

What about you?  Surely there is some song from some movie that you love!  Write your own post and link it up over at Jen or Kristi’s site.  Or just tell me in your comments.  I love comments!

Recovery Mode in Progress: Please Stand By

Getting seven bloggers to write posts for you should free up time to write your own posts, right?

Damn.Real.Life.

It seems that I spent a week getting ready for time off and then a week getting caught up on everything BUT blogging.  While I’m gathering my material for future posts, bear with me as I’m dipping my toes into the pool.  I’ve always hated just jumping in.

In the meantime, as I continue to recover from my blogging hiatus I am at The Epistolarians today with a post about how nuts school supply lists have really become.  Because they have.

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Weekly Wrap-Up: The Double Extra Special Edition

miss meHi there!  Did I miss anything while I was gone?  I DID?  Crap!

I didn’t have a wrap-up last week because I was off the grid, sort of speak.  So this is a double wrap-up, just in case you missed something the last two weeks!

Monday Extreme Parenting, What the Books Never Prepared Us For  A group post that I participated in along with seven other bloggers.

Tuesday  Twisted Mixtape Tuesday:  Dude You Must Chill!  Music to relax with.

Wednesday  Celebrating #14, The Clean Anniversary  It’s was the ivory anniversary, therefore I guess I was supposed to receive a bar of soap…

Then I had other folks take over my blog, and it was WONDERFUL!!!!!

autumn-leavesThursday  The Squirrel Whisperer by Marcia of Menopausal Mother  Marcia starts off my Week of Guest Bloggers with a, um, chatter? Acorns and peanuts for everyone!

Friday Why You Should Never Scrimp on Salon Services by Dani of Cloudy, With a Chance of Wine  This has been the most popular post on my blog ever!  I guess I know how I need to get high views-have guest bloggers all the time!

Monday  If It Wasn’t For Her, I’d Be That Chick With That Blog by Jen of My Skewed View  I still think she needs her head examined for this post, but I’m glad she loves me so!

Tuesday  If You Fall Through the Cracks… Mom Will Catch You by Karen of Baking in a Tornado  Such a personal post by a wonderful lady!

Wednesday All That is Wrong With Me, I Blame on Catholic School by Terrye of The Adventures of a Misplaced Alaskan  Terrye tells about being bullied and how it changed her perspective on life.

Thursday Cable Makes Me A Better Person by Melissa of Motherhood is an Art  I just got my cable back recently as well.  I’m sure there are ways it makes me a better person too!

Friday  Don’t Be That Tree by Amy of Funny is Family  A post that could quite possibly double as a motivational poster.  You saw it here first!

Don't worry, I don't think Amy is moving in to a van down by the river any time soon.

Don’t worry, I don’t think Amy is moving in to a van down by the river any time soon.

Best and Most Disturbing Search Terms

What should I get my husband for our millionth anniversary?  Wow… you must be really old to be married a million years.

Batman with boobs  Batman hanging out with boobs or batman with breasts?  Interesting…

Laundry mat nudists  Time to get a little more organized for laundry day!

I bleed glitter and fart rainbows  You have a problemYou might want to go see the doctor for that.

funny dogs waiting for texts  How many dogs have cell phones???

Does Dave Grohl like Incubus?  I don’t know, why are you asking me??

What is the mood of the sadder but wiser girl?  Happy but a little tired.  Who looks this stuff up?

I really hate looking up stuff on Google  Then why are you?

Next Week

This evening I will be part of a round-up through Moms Who Write and Blog.  It’s a Halloween special.  I shared my experience from last year’s Halloween party.

Then ironically, due to weird coincidence I’ll be spending time over at OTHER people’s blogs the first part of the week! The first two posts I’m a little vague on when exactly they will be published.  I am on The Epistolarians with my School Supply List From Hell, as well as being featured on Cloudy, With A Chance of Wine‘s Priceless Mom Moments series.

Tuesday’s Twisted Mixtape Tuesday is music from soundtracks.  I’m trying to feature stuff I know and love, but ones that not everyone else in the world will feature.  I’d rather not show the one scene from Pulp Fiction that everyone and their dog has already seen!

On Wednesday I’m on Menopausal Mother wondering what would happen if we actually had a rewards points system for marriage.

Friday is The Secret Subject Swap!  I have a very interesting prompt this month.  I can’t wait to share it with you!

I have so much to do that I’m totally overwhelmed today… maybe I’ll just take a little nap first…  Hope your weekend is fun and maybe somewhat productive as well!

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Right? I think I’ll pencil mine in this afternoon.