I’m a Rock Star Today On My Skewed View!

My little rock stars!

My little rock stars!

I had picked this picture for Wordless Wednesday because it was one that goes along very well with my guest post about music.  Then silly Jen decided to change my day to Thursday, so consider it Wordless Wednesday on Thursday.  Yes, I’m guesting for Jen of My Skewed View while she does this thing called “vacation”. I’ve heard of this thing, and I understand that some people actually get to do this…

You know Jen, she’s the gal that goads me into doing Twisted Mixtape Tuesday most weeks.  This post is full of music as well.  Join me and see how music takes me back…

I Go Back, Way Back

Hee hee.  I could have my own audience if I made this... too cute!

Hee hee. I could have my own audience if I made this… too cute!


Memorial Day Oversharing

oversharingI’d like to thank Stephanie from When Crazy Meets Exhaustion for giving me the opportunity to take today off!  She’s featuring one of my most famous posts in her Oversharing series today.  Come on over and take a look see.  If you haven’t seen this famous bit of writing yet I hope you enjoy it!  If you have, please check out some of the other oversharing posts that she has shared in the past.  Remember, if you can’t laugh at yourself…  Click HERE to read my post.

In the meantime, if you need me, I’ll be spending the last day of my holiday weekend indoors thanks to heavy rain and thunder that has been rattling the windows of our house for going on three days now.  I’ll be the one all contorted and wincing in pain…

writhe in pain

Weekly Wrap Up: The Pain in the Neck Edition

My neck pain-perhaps I am the victim of a Vulcan nerve pinch and just don't remember?

My neck pain-perhaps I am the victim of a Vulcan nerve pinch and just don’t remember?

Yeah, I’m still hurting.  I had my x-rays and the doctor called me a mere hours later and said it was all in my head.  Actually, it’s all in my neck.  Nothing is wrong with my spine, it’s all my muscles spazzing out.  I can have physical therapy, but I have to wait it out a little bit.

In the meantime, I’ve developed a humungous zit on my neck right where the affected muscle is and it hurts like a *$(#_!  The way it’s affecting me, I’ve gone as far to think that I might have shingles. Since I think my doctor thinks I’m crazy, I’m holding off on checking that out for now.  So I suffer…

Today I shared my final post for the WAHM series over at Mommy Writings: Daughter of Maat, entitled “Life of Pie” (because I really like pie…).  It’s actually something I’ve shared before as a guest post, but it’s a fun one that I couldn’t resist sharing.  In my current state, it’s probably just as well that I did that instead of attempting to share something witty and original (perish the thought).


Get it? PIE.

Despite my pain, the week went on.  Here is what I did this week:

Monday Support Groups for Bloggers That Don’t Really Exist But Should
This should really be called “Fun with acronyms.”

A Rant on the Disappearance of Clothing in America My latest feature on The Epistolarians.

Tuesday Twisted Mixtape Tuesday: Empowering Breakup Songs
Yeah I misunderstood the theme, but I made a pretty kickass list.

Confessions of a Geek
My guest post for my friend Michael at An Old and Cranky Gamer.  It took me a long time to be ok with admitting I’m a geek.  Now as you can see I don’t care!

Wednesday Wordless Wednesday: BUBBLES!
Beautiful pictures of our attempt at homemade bubbles.  It was a great success!

Thursday Delicious Evil Lurks in the Downstairs Freezer
The question was “Does Evil exist?”  Yes.  At Christmastime it existed in my freezer… If you liked this and want to read about other evil, check out this week’s Theme Thursday and click on some of the blogs in the link up!

Friday Fly on the Wall May 2013: The Birthday Edition
Snippets from our insanity make great fly on the wall posts!


Made me laugh…

Stuff I Really Liked This Week

Chicken Soup for the Bowl-Mama, Schmama
I was so excited to see her participate in the Character Assassination Carousel created by Nicole Leigh Shaw Tyop Aretist, formerly Ninja Mom.  This is hilarious!  I’ll be participating here in a couple of weeks with my destruction of the book Bears on Wheels, I can’t wait!

May Fly on the Wall posts-Baking in a Tornado-I love doing this every month, there were some really good ones in the bunch this time.  I linked you up with the post by the big cheese, the queen bee, the creator of all the is good on the internets, Baking in a Tornado. Karen’s talking about me when she mentions the crap pockets…  Yes I have a keen eye for detail! I hope you visited some of the other participants this week.  If you’re having the disgusting weather that we are, you probably have time.  This certainly rates right up there with crappy holiday weather!  :-/

Finish the Sentence Friday:  I blog because… I would have participated in this week’s FTSF but I was doing Fly on the Wall, and I learned a long time ago that you can’t do EVERYTHING you want.  So instead I will dutifully promote these wonderful posts.  The posts range from amusing to real tearjerkers.  Start here with Sometimes I Wax Like Ralph Macchio-Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine With My Quiet Time and then check out some of the others in the link-up like I Blog Because of You, I Blog Because of Us-Finding Ninee.  Make sure you bring some kleenex!

Best and Most Disturbing Search Engine Terms
Chad Knaus and his “nakedness”-I strive to make this a family friendly blog.  However, I just can’t help it if the search terms get out of control.  I commented on a hilarious post about search engine terms by Crakgenius, letting him know some of the more interesting things that people have used to find my blog.  Somehow, a few people found my blog by googling “Naked Chad Knaus”.

Wellll, Mr Crakgenius took it a step farther.  He plugged my information into google and using his great fact finding skills he found out that ‘Chad Knaus naked penis’ has my blog as #1.

If Chad’s mom is reading this, I can assure her I have never cared about her son’s genitalia.  I don’t even root for his NASCAR team…

Homemade car antenna-I had to look this one up,if you scroll down on image results you get a picture of my car.  I was disappointed.  However, you do also get the following picture when you look it up:

RedneckAntennaAcronyms are evil-I love acronyms, does that make me evil?

Does Bon Jovi like straight or curly hair on a woman-WHY DO YOU CARE??

Ear horn-YESSSSSSSS!  I’m not so sure why I’m proud of this…

Someone broke into my house and didn’t steal anything just peed on the front of my pants-Why would you google this????

Next Week

Tomorrow I’ll be hanging out over at When Crazy Meets Exhaustion, participating in her Oversharing series with my most famous post ever.  It’s so nice to know that I’ll always be remembered for my incontinence… This next week I’ll be telling the tale in the latest chapter of my war against the mice in my house, writing about what I sing in my car, sharing what drives me crazy, cohosting the Tattler Thursday Blog Hop, among other things. It’ll be a good week.  It would be better if I wasn’t in so much freaking pain!

dogs out

Her Royal Geekness

My whole life is a darkroom. One big dark room.

My whole life is a darkroom. One big dark room.

Are you a normal person?  Do you find people like me strange and unusual?  Do you want to try to communicate with a geek like me?  Then look no further than my latest guest post over at An Old and Cranky Gamer.  Yes I’m off and running ’round the internets again, giving my stuff away for free.  Click on the title below to give it a read.  Tell Michael “Hi” while you’re there, maybe even take a little peek around…

 Confessions of a Geek

Geek humor

Geek humor

Weekly Wrap-Up: The Short and Sweet Edition


This explains why I’m tired, does it not?

Today I am over at Mommy Writings: Daughter of Maat for part three of my WAHM series.  Come on over if you wish to read random ramblings about blogging from home.

I’m away from my computer until Sunday night, so this is short and sweet!

Monday  The ADD Kitchen 5: Her Majesty’s Birthday Baking Success!
I baked a cake and it actually turned out!

Tuesday  A Little Whine and Music
My guest post at Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine With My Quiet Time, and Twisted Mixtape Tuesday

Wednesday  Wordless Wednesday:  Mother’s Day Memories

Thursday  Theme Thursday:  Qapla’!
What I’m proud of…

Friday  A Real Pain In The Neck: It’s Not a Too-mah!
Moral of the story-if you’re hurting, don’t put it off for months.

Stuff I Really Really Really Liked This Week

If Moms Formed Rock BandsSisterhood of the Sensible Moms
I’m  really sad I didn’t think of this first.  Hilarious!

Funny Search TermsThe Life I Live
Y’all know I LOVE search engine terms!  The ones featured in this post put mine to SHAME!

Best and Most Disturbing Search Engine Terms

Adult movies in betamax None here that I know of

The freckliest person  Just might be starring in some of those betamax movies

Chocolate sprinkles are ant poop  No no they’re mouse poop!

Have a fantabulous rest of your weekend and I’ll be back in action on Monday!  Blogging action that is…

Sent to me by a friend.  Yup.

Sent to me by a friend. Yup.

A Little Whine and Music

whinePart 1: The Whine

Today I’m guest posting over at Can I Get A Bottle of Whine With My Morning Quiet Time?!  Kate is an awesome person as well as hilarious!  I think that some day we are going to discover that we are somehow related, because often we think alike.  If you’re going over to check out my post and have never read her blog, well, you need to.

Six important facts you need to know:
1)  She’s hilarious (I said that already).
2)  She’s the Mom of three beautiful children.
3)  Her blog has the longest title of all the blogs I read.
4)  She is one of my favorite people on Twitter.  I’ve snorted pop out of my nose more than a few times reading her Tweets!
5)  She is the second result that comes up if you search 80s pink Huffy bike on Google images (I didn’t believe her, until I tried it).
6)  The first post I ever read from her was entitled Dear Naked Barbie Doll Lying in My Hallway, and I’ve been hooked ever since.

So go on, don’t be shy!  Go follow the linky dink HERE to read my post.  Come on, you know wanna!

mixtapesPt 2: The Music

Now, for the Music portion.  Today’s Twisted Mixtape Tuesday is all about the best cover songs.  How could I NOT do this?  I had no choice because Jen said I had to.  I had to do a little research to complete my list, but I think I’ve put together a pretty good one.

1 Boys of Summer-The Ataris
You knew I had to go here.  When I did the summer vacation one last week, I stated that I love the Ataris version of this more than the Don Henley one.  Why?  I don’t know, I think it’s the hard rock feel of their version.  Don’t be hatin.

2 Tainted Love-Marilyn Manson
I really liked the Soft Cell version of this song.  Then Marilyn took it and made it his own with that creepy voice of his.

3 Listen To Your Heart-Edmee
While the Roxette version of this song is good, I just love this song as a slow ballad.

4 Land of Confusion-Disturbed
Originally we were fans of this song because it featured puppets of our politicians at the time, and was sung by Genesis.  Then Disturbed remade it years later.  I love both versions!

5 Hurt-Johnny Cash
The song combined with the video really makes you want to, well, go shoot yourself.  But it IS a fabulous cover of the original by Nine Inch Nails.  I couldn’t find a good video of this song, so no link.

There’s my list, however weird it is. What would be on YOUR list? Be sure to check out Twisted Mixtape Tuesday at *Jen Kehl:  My Skewed View. 

*I was fully aware that this post was going up Monday night, instead of Tuesday morning.  I goofed and by the time I realized that I didn’t really want to rewrite this.  Sooooo… if it’s Monday night and you’re thinking about heading over to Jen’s website and checking it out, keep in mind it might not yet be up!  This has nothing to do with her being a slacker, because she’s not.  😉

Weekly Wrap-Up: The Flushable Edition

My favorite picture of the week!  I want this on a t-shirt.

My favorite picture of the week! I want this on a t-shirt.

As always, it’s been another busy week in these here parts…

Monday  Look Out World, She’s Five Years Old!  The Princess has a birthday.

Tuesday  Twisted Mixtape Tuesday: Summer Vacation  I accept a late night challenge by Jen Kehl.  This week’s theme was summer vacation!

Wednesday  I Review Famous Toilets, Or At Least A Book With A Toilet On It  I finally did it!  I finished my review of I Just Want To Pee Alone.  I also probably scarred my readers for life.

Thursday  After the Pee Alone review, I figured I’d give readers a day to rest their eyes and brains before doing anything else.  I worked on guest posts for the next few weeks.  However, if you missed Theme Thursday, check out what all my peeps had to say about Good Samaritans here.

Friday  May Secret Subject Swap:  My Life Without Kids  My subject for the swap was actually Mother’s Day related, which was really cool.  This is for all the moms!  Don’t forget to click on the links at the end and see what other participants wrote.  It’s ALL good!

Stuff I Loved This Week

Always A Party In The Motha Hood Yo-Penny From Mom Rants and Comfy Pants decided after reading When Crazy Meets Exhaustion’s post about rapping that she could be a rapper.  Her being a whole seize the day type of person she not only wrote a post about it, she made a video!

10 Bad Mother’s Day Gifts for 2013  You already know that I’m a HUGE fan of The Divine Secrets of a Domestic Diva.  Her lists have to be one my favorite things. This is a HILARIOUS must read!

Best and Most Disturbing Search Terms

I hate it when my unicorn farts  Quit feeding it so much fiber

Does John Malkovich Have Strabismus?  Why are you asking me?

Man stuck in Target shopping cart  Dude, grown-ups can’t fit in shopping carts. Ask my kids.

Does Neutrogena lotion make you darker?  That is definitely a no.  See pictures of me for proof.

Next week

This next week I only make promises I can keep.  On Mother’s day I’ll be at Mommy Writings: Daughter of Maat  for the second part of my WAHM series entitled Me, Myself, and ADD.Tuesday I’m over at Can I Get A Bottle Of Whine With My Morning Quiet Time blogging about the fact that my poor kids are doomed.  The rest of the week?  Well, you’ll just have to come over and see the insanity for yourself.

Since we have no snow, no rain, and no one getting sick this weekend, it’s time for some serious yardwork and gardening.  And of course Mother’s Day, I won’t let them forget that!

peace out

Am I a WAHM or a BAHM?

We're no strangers to the comic book store.

We’re no strangers to the comic book store.  Not a great picture, but it shows my daughter’s undying love for Superman, however creepy he is.

I was kind of quiet yesterday for good reason.  We were trying to squeeze in Free Comic Day, a haircut, the retrieval of my husband’s car, and my birthday celebration into one day. Evil Genius was wonderful-he said it was my day.  This meant I got to do pretty much whatever I wanted, within time and budgetary constraints of course.  So after I did a little solo shopping at the mall while they were at the comic book store, we met up and drove back home to get the haircut taken care of and headed BACK to the big city to get in line to see Iron Man 3.  This was to be followed by a light supper afterwards.  I was pretty psyched to get out because I didn’t think I could stand another day of sitting home and doing very little, and I am dying to see that particular movie.

We got three blocks from the movie theater…and heard the unmistakable sound of a child throwing up in the back seat. Not like you want to know this, but the Professor has issues with spontaneous vomiting.  We never really know if he is sick or had one of his random episodes. Being the great parents that we are (don’t laugh) we turned the car around and went home.

Sorry Mr Stark, I’m going to have to wait another week or two or twelve to experience your awesomeness. After I cleaned the backseat thoroughly, Evil Genius cooked me a delicious dinner, we watched Rise of the Guardians with the kids, and then later on watched Anchorman again-because I needed some serious comic relief.  I love lamp.

Tony Stark reads my letter of apology...

Tony Stark reads my letter of apology…

And Evil Genius’s car is still at work.  Guess who’s taking him to work tomorrow?  I’m not complaining, since it’s Princess Gimme’s birthday I’m sure she’ll be up at the crack of dawn anyway.

I did a weekly wrap-up yesterday quite late, if you missed it and want to read it click here.

On to other things, today I am participating in a series about WAHMs over at Mommy Writings: Daughter of Maat.  Today is Part 1 of how I got into blogging and writing. I realize that I can’t really consider myself a WAHM (Work At Home Mom) since I don’t really get paid for what I do (yet.)  For the time being I’m considering myself a BAHM (Blog At Home Mom).  The link to the post is here.

Back home at the ranch, I’ve got a birthday cake to make for The Princess and birthday shopping to attend to today, but I’m feeling a bit *urpy* myself.  I really hope he didn’t share his germs with me!  Don’t worry, I’ll try not to breathe on you…

Wonder where we go for our geek fix?  In Central Iowa we have the coolest comic book store ever-it’s called Mayhem Comics and is located in both Des Moines and Ames.  I’m saving the rest of my information for a future post on our hopeless geekdom, but I really wanted to give a quick shout-out to this place because it is AWESOME! 

Wordless Wednesday: Just Chillin (And A Link To My Guest Post)

Just chillin'...

Just chillin’…

Yesterday it was thirty eight degrees with a twenty one degree wind chill.  In late April.  This made me want to go through pictures of warmer times.  This particular picture is from an April three years ago.  Here is The Professor, just chillin’ in the hammock.

This isn’t all we have today I join my friend Stephanie over at When Crazy Meets Exhaustion.  I’m psyched to guest post for her, but a little nervous because I think she is the best thing since sliced bread!  I hope I don’t sully her good name.  Click the link below to come on over and read my wistful little piece about friends, family, and blogging.  And check out some of Stephanie’s fabulous and funny writing while you’re there!

It’s Okay, They Know Me Here

Weekaramalamadingdong All Wrapped Up


My Week
This week got off to an awful start with the tragedy in Boston.  Monday did get better for my family later on in the evening, my sister had her baby.  Then Google told me I needed to hang out with Justin Timberlake, Hugh Jackman, Daniel Radcliffe, and Lady GaGa.  If they come read my blog, heck yeah I’ll add them to my circles!

Monday Better Late Than Never  My second post made its way to The Epistolarians.  They’re awful nice to me, you know?  I’ll be doing a lot more with those lovely ladies as time goes on…

Tuesday Are You Seriously Guest Posting Again?!  My rant on the state of the human race.  Or something like that.  This was over at my friend Lisa Newlin’s blog Ranting Seriously?!  She’s one smart, very funny lady, and I enjoy talking to her!

Wednesday  See Tuesday.  Post cancelled on account of late post the night before.  It’s all good, I didn’t have anything to say anyway.  It rained.

Thursday  Theme Thursday: What I Did Not Do On My Summer Vacation  Some people get to travel and do all kinds of awesome things on their summer vacation.  I am not one of those people.

Also, in a surprise development, my newly submitted post to Aiming Low was published sometime Thursday.  It’s all about knowing when you’re an ADD Mom.  If a friend hadn’t mentioned it, lil old ADD me would have never known it was there!  And that is NOT me in the shower.  Click here to read it: You Might Be An ADD Mom

Friday  April 2013 Fly on the Wall:  The Naked Cat Edition
Come and join the insanity.  Naked cat pictures not included.  Read the other contributions in the links at the bottom of the post while you’re at it!

Best and most disturbing search engine terms
Oscar the Grouch This in itself is not disturbing.  The fact that WordPress says that 33 people googled it and found my blog all on the same day is.

Homemade cards for random girls  So are you wanting to make cards and then pass them out on the street?

And just in case my husband is still wondering what I do on Twitter, here is the definitive proof.  We’re doing research, and lots of it.  This is a recent conversation I had with Sarah of Sarah’s Brand New Chapter, also a WordPress blog, on Twitter:

twitter funnyResearch, all in the name of science-er blogging.  And cakes with butts AND boobs.  Important stuff.

Next week
A review of famous toilets (including the one used on I Just Want To Pee Alone), a special post just for Earth Day, I write my birthday list, yet another guest post, discussing do-overs, and another Finish The Sentence Friday.  Sounds busy.  I should really get to work on all of that…

Remember Evil Genius?  He had a birthday this past week, and now that he is a year older he has thought that he would like to regularly impart this wisdom on poor unsuspecting people as a monthly feature.

Do you have a question for Evil Genius?  Send your questions to me at thesadderbutwisergirlisme at gmail dot com with the words
“Dear Dr. Genius” in the subject line.  The crazier the question the better.  And remember, I am not responsible for his answers and how much they offend you!


He might wear the mask, but I doubt he’ll be drinking Skinny Girl while answering your questions.