Tuesday, April 25, 2006


What a week. Much has happened and this is my first opportunity to really post anything. Lets begin with last Wednesday. On this day, darling husband stayed home so that we could have our new windows installed. Driving the go cart I did the normal morning routine, drop off boys at sitter's house, drive to work, work all day, drive to pick up boys, drive home. All was well, until I had to leave again to take Boopie to a doctors appointment.

Off we go in the go cart to the doctors office when *WHAM* I kid you not....a guy side swiped the back quarter panel of the damned rental car!!!! WTF?! I was irate to say the least. Called the police, got the accident report, called the rental car company, called the doctor's office to tell them I would be late. Dropped off the now scratched up go cart with the rental car company, and they traded me.... A MAZDA 6!!

Now you have to understand...the Mazda 6 is the car that I want. I have wanted one for over a year now. It looks great, it felt great....it was just GREAT! I really enjoyed that car for the short time I had it. Why short? We got the van back on Friday, finally, after all the paint, body work and a new rear axle. It was hard to give up the Mazda...Ah well... gotta do what's best for the family, so I drive an Asexual Mom-mobile.

Saturday, got to go and see my first Indoor Arena Football game! WOW! That was incredibile! My husband has season tickets to The Rock River Raptors and the seats are right next to the home team. We talked to the players, watched the game (we are so close it feels like you are IN the game) and my husband acquired his very own IFL football that was played in the game!! I can hardly wait to go again!

Sunday we bothered Tammi for a while, grilled beer brats and had a great time socializing, although I did get ear wormed with the Scrotum song by T1G...not so good. *roll eyes*

This week has been spent getting ready for our first re-enactment of the season this weekend, The Gathering at Macktown. YAY!! Anywho, have a good one, see you when I get back!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006


Apparently Contagion thinks that I haven't been tagged with enough meme's, and to tell the truth, there haven't been that many, so it's no big deal for me, I kinda like em (for now, that's not an open invite!) So here goes:
  1. I'm obsessed with lip balm. I put it on constantly as I can't stand for my lips to be dry.
  2. I sing my heart out while driving by myself in the car, but I stop singing if someone pulls up next to me, wouldn't want to embarrass myself.
  3. I used to barrel race horses.
  4. I have an unhealthy fear that the "leech man" from the X-Files is in the bottom of the Porta John's when doing re-enactments...particularly at night.
  5. My toes are wierd, they are called twin toes where the 2nd and 3rd toe are stuck together halfway down on both feet. My husband likes to call them "forked" toes.
  6. I married Contagion, that’s just farkin’ weird!
Not gonna tag anyone with this one, but if you WANT to do it, let me know. I need to know that other people have wierd habits/facts too! I can't be the only one!

What do I say to this!!??!!

SOMEONE thinks he's funny while asking me "Weren't pink grips enough!"

Well, seeing as I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet, I may NEED this to hit anything!

h/t Laughing Wolf

Tuesday, April 18, 2006


Decided to take a quiz about beer since my hubby did it. I'll be honest, I'm not much of a beer drinker but PABST?? At least I could've been Miller....

Pabst Blue Ribbon

(33% dark & bitter, 100% working class, 66% genuine)

Oh, Pabst, beer of barbeques, beer of youth, beer of liberty! In my care-free days, Pabst was my drink of choice. I made most of my best friends over cans of this stuff and made many of my first kisses with it on my lips (and breath...uhg). Yeah, Pabst doesn't exactly have the most refined taste going, and my guess is the same can be said for you. I'm not saying you or Pabst is anything short of awesome. Just that you both appreciate a good dirty joke. (Can a beer be said to appreciate a joke? You know what I mean.)

You have an outgoing personality. You like a good time, and you often create one just by being around. But unlike many popular people, there's a lot of substance to you: you scored quite highly on the "genuine" part of the test. Pabst is for real fun, not for company-sponsored, after-work "socials"! See Budweiser Select for that.

Anyhow, nostalgia dictates that I congratulate you on your score on this test. Cheers!

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 4% on dark
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You scored higher than 86% on workingclass
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You scored higher than 26% on genuine
Link: The If You Were A Beer Test written by gwendolynbooks on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

h/t Richmond at One for the Road


Yep, it's real. A humuhumunukunukuapuaa is the (or was the) state fish of Hawaii. I had to post on it because I can't pronounce it and I'm not in the mood to post anything of real substance!

Say hello to humuhumu (for short!)

Update on the van

Well....didn't get the van back as I had hoped. Turns out that the back axle is bent, along with some sort of bar in there as well. It's being fixed as we speak but it's going to be Friday at the earliest that we get it back. Oh well, at least it's getting taken care of.

Moved the car seat into the back of the go cart and Clone has decided that he LOVES mommy's new car. I think he likes it because it's just his size! Even the oldest boy (who has asked for a Dodge Viper since the day he saw one years ago) likes the go cart. I don't understand it, but I guess I'm not supposed to. If they are happy and quiet, that makes me happy and all is well with the world.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Yay weekends!

Why are they always so short? Friday I was left gloriously alone as my other half and TIG decided to raid some local establishments. Played my stupid Sims 2 game all night before hitting that sack at 10:30 (YAY SLEEP!)

Was woken sometime in the middle of the night with a warning "TIG is sleeping on the couch, just so you know" In my half awake state I was trying to figure out what that meant to me...oh...put on a robe before going to the bathroom in the middle of the night, and promptly fell back to sleep.

The Munchman had us up right around 7:30 am, and darling hubby let me sleep in. I wound up rising at around 8:30 feeling guilty that I didn't get up and cook breakfast for our guest. Couldn't cook, out of breakfast type foods with the exception of Life cereal which was already being consumed by the time I came downstairs. Got to watch Spongebob and learn about P.O.O.P. (People Order Our Patties).

Hit the store for some much needed items and invaded Tammi for the evening. Yummy food, excellent company, Nasty beer (reviews abound on this sludge) and a mediocre Appletini later (not Tammi's fault, she ran out of the good stuff!), Contagion passed out in the golden throne, woke up snorting, exclaiming how that was dangerous and headed home.

Sunday there was much fun with Play Doh and the boy. All in all it was a great weekend. Too bad it was so short!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Fun with the go cart

I mentioned in this post that I was given a Kia Rio to drive while the van is in the shop getting fixed. I hate to admit this, but it's kind of fun to drive, in that go cart kind of way. I sit so low to the ground that its hard to get in and out of, but I'm adapting. What's really fun is driving it down the road.

People pass me all the time, it's a Kia...of course they pass me. When I press the gas it sounds like the engine is gargling. Contagion does a great impression of the sound it makes! I suppose I should get used to driving this type of vehicle, because my dear husband told me he's going to buy me a Geo Metro and put bubble wrap all around it. I told him I want a car made from Rubbermaid!

Hopefully I'll get the van back tomorrow. Keeping my fingers crossed because I NEED it back by Monday at the latest.

Monday, April 10, 2006

I am so smart!

You Passed 8th Grade Science

Congratulations, you got 8/8 correct!

h/t Ogre

I'm good, I think....

This is a work post. If you aren't interested please pardon and move on. I have to get this off my chest.

There are questions at work that have been "pending" since June of 2005. People kept asking the person who was previously in my position, and she never got back to them. I understand, there is a lot to do in this position. Maybe it just takes someone like me who is anal retentive about finishing projects.

So someone sent me something today to see if I could check on it as she hadn't received an answer on it since June of last year. I took it, forwarded it to the appropriate parties and had an answer within an hour, then gave it back to her. Shock and awe came over her as I presented her with the answer. "I HAVE BEEN WAITING ON THIS FOR MONTHS AND YOU GOT ME AN ANSWER IN AN HOUR!"

Yes...yes I did. And this isn't the first time I've done this. Apparently it's shocking everyone that I FOLLOW UP. Hell, I thought that was part of the job! Anyway, still waiting for complete access, but they're working on it, and I still LOVE the job.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Curiosity: What are you preferences

Tammi said while doing dishes she was having some random thoughts about preferences and asked us what our preferences were. I thought I'd just do a post on it since a comment would just be way too long!

*Barefoot or shoes?: Barefoot! I actually can't stand wearing shoes, nor socks, but sometimes I have to. I do like to wear shoes that I can slip on and off (especially at work) if I have to wear them.

*Tea, sweetened or unsweetened?: Sweetened, particularly sun tea with real sugar!

*Clothes, fitted or loose?: I prefer fitted clothes, unless I feel like crap, then I wear loose and comfortable.

*Fish, salt water or fresh?: I'm gonna be honest here, I don't know the difference...

*Gravy or plain?: Gravy IS a food source

*House, spotless or lived in?: In case you haven't noticed I live with 3 males....do you honestly think my house could EVER be spotless??? HELL NO! It's lived in.

*Solitude or people?: It really depends on what type of day I'm having....Of late I like being around people, but soon I know I will need some ALONE time and will send the family off to do guy things while I stay home all by myself and ignore the phone.

*Beer or Alcohol?: Well, Beer is Alcohol, but I think the question is more like Beer or Hard Liquor. I actually prefer hard liquor, and drinks with an umbrella are some of my favorite!

*Fiction or Nonfiction?: Fiction, to another world preferably. I really enjoy Science Fantasy more than anything else. Of course, this is assuming I can find the time to read something other than Curious George to my 3 year old.

*Weather Hot or Cold?: I have a very small temperature tolerance zone, between 68-73 degrees is usually perfect.

The Interview

My adorable husband did his interview and it's up now at Basil's Blog!

Sometimes he's so damned honest it's embarrasing...particularly regarding the NIGHTSTAND.

Go give it a read, it's HIGHLY entertaining!!

Thanks Basil!

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Well, at least I like the song

Your Theme Song is Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd

"There is no pain, you are receding.
A distant ship�s smoke on the horizon.
You are only coming through in waves."

You haven't been feeling a lot lately, and you think that's a good thing.
The comfortable part is nice... but you should really work on numb.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Just call me Crash

I have come to the conclusion that somewhere on my van is a target with HUGE arrows pointing at it and blinking "HIT HERE". It's obviously invisible to myself an the rest of my family, but other drivers on the road can see it, and feel the uncontrollable urge to comply.

Tuesday night, left work, picked up the kids, ran home for a few things, and had to go back out as Boopie had a 5:45 doctors appointment. Went to the appointment which went til 6:40 and started to head home. Decided it was too late to cook anything and asked the oldest boy where he would like to eat. KFC was the answer, which isn't far from the house. Ran through KFC and started on our way home to eat dinner.

It's hard to turn left out of the KFC as it's on a pretty busy road, so I turned right and decided to take one of the back streets. This is the route I take everytime I go to this restaurant, it's just easier, and I don't have to deal with as much traffic. As I approach one of the four way stops I see this old station wagon driving really irratically. He kept stopping in the middle of the road, weaving around and looking around him. I thought either A: he was lost or B: he was an idiot, but came to the conclusion that it was C: All of the above. I remained stopped at the sign watching him till he passed. I looked both directions, saw a car coming from the left, but he was far enough back and had a stop sign, so I went.

Close to the middle of the intersection the guy who had been coming from the left begins honking his horn. Not an intimidating honk, mind you, it was a Toyota Camry (meep meep) and I look to see him coming straight for me. I give the van gas in hopes to get out of his way, but....he smacked right into the drivers side rear tire. He hit me hard enough that I had been headed south, and by the time we stopped after the collision, we were facing north. A bit shocked and stunned I had the piece of mind to immediately dial 911.

The man gets out of his car and asks me if I'm OK, I say I think so, but that I hope my kids are alright. He gets a shocked look on his face and says "your kids are in the car?!?" and proceeds to explain that his brakes went out on his car, and he couldn't stop. I called my husband right after calling the police. I think I did OK remaining calm, but he could tell something was up. I told him what happened and where, and he said he'd be right there.

I backed the van up about 10 feet to get out from the middle of the road. That's all I needed, to get hit AGAIN while waiting on the police. Long story short, apparently the man who hit me had just bought the car, the guy driving irratically in the station wagon was his buddy, and by the way he was driving, hindsight says that they both probably knew something was wrong with the Toyota. The police let me go without a ticket (Thank God!) even though I figured they'd hit me with failing to yield since all of the witnesses who came out to make sure I was OK left (just like last time I got hit).

I've waited a couple of days to post on it because I was pretty upset about the whole thing, but today I finally pulled myself out of my funk and said "What's done is done. Not a damn thing you can do about it. Get your ass up and get over it." The funny part is I had to get a rental vehicle and they gave me.....a Kia Rio. This thing is so small it's like driving a damned GO CART! I feel like I'm going to give the hamster a heart attack when I drive it! I keep thinking I should look for the chuck key and wind it up before I go anywhere.

Anywho, the boys are fine, I'm fine, and it could have been a hell of a lot worse.

Oh!! and I did get to say thing #149 of things I never thought I would have to say to my kids while waiting for the police to write up the accident report. Both boys were in the back seat when I hear Boopie say "OW! That hurt!" I should have know better than to ask what happened, but silly me, I asked.
"Clone hit my head with his head!" I look at both of them. Clone is still strapped in his car seat and Boopie has his own seatbelt on next to him. The only way they could have bumped heads was if Boopie moved close to his little brother. I look at both of them like they've grown a third eye and say "KEEP YOUR HEAD AWAY FROM YOUR BROTHERS HEAD!" and turn to my husband and one of the police officers (who has now come back with my license and insurance card) roll my eyes dramatically and say "yet another thing I never thought I'd have to say to my kids"

Monday, April 03, 2006

I are uh Grat-u-ate!

The University of Blogging

Presents to

An Honorary
Bachelor of

Majoring in
Self Deprication
Dr. GoQuiz.com


Blogging Degree
From Go-Quiz.com

h/t Ogre

Sunday, April 02, 2006

I'm going to write a book...

#122 of things I never thought I would have to say to my childen:

"Clone! PLEASE do not lick the window!!"
"Why Mom?"
"Because it's dirty"
"No it's not!"
"Yes it is!"
"I clean it!" LIIIIIIIICK

Ugh....now I really have to wash it...there are drool marks and lip prints from the 3 year old.