Tuesday, August 30, 2011

my mind has a playlist of its own

a strange phenomenon has taken over up here in my head today. i know its not strange to some of you nor is it odd or unusual for my husband but its quite out of the ordinary for me.
it seems random words and phrases are triggering songs which will then stay in my head until something else triggers a new song.
the word "sometimes" triggered "tainted love"
the word "take" triggered lou reed's "walk on the wild side"
the phrase "the hardest part" triggered tom petty's "The Waiting (is the hardest part)"
and numerous others which i have no idea what word i heard to get them in my head
they include "cuts like a knife"," cover of the rolling stone", "i'll fly away", and "stray cats strut"

then theres my post title...which i have only myself to blame for, an obscure song called "my mind's got a mind of its own" it is performed by jimmie dale gilmore who plays the character of Smokey in The Big Lebowski. (random trivia, right there)
im wondering what songs the rest of my day will unearth form the depths of my brain.

Monday, August 29, 2011

stop following me, Space Bags Correspondent!

i received this comment on my blog today, at first i thought, hmm, thats interesting, then i thought "wait, how do they know about my blog? how do they know what i said about space bags"
is there someone who's job it is to search the web for anything that anyone has said about Space Bags?

they also commented on the story Tricia left in the comments section so heres Tricia's story, and then the nice comment i received from the Space Bags correspondent
Blogger Tricia said...

Spacebags. I bought some about 7 years ago at Costco and spent a day spacebagging everything. I put my bagged comforter behind my bed and all was well until about a month later when in the middle of the night my space bag came alive with the air slowly leaking out causing a creepy noise, joined by the other creepy noise of plastic crinkling. TOTALLY FREAKED ME OUT!

Blogger correspondent said...

Thanks for mentioning Space Bag in your blog post about tidying up the kid's room. We're happy to help contain the extra blankets and clothing, saving you space for the things you need within easy reach. Just wanted to let you know that Space Bag has an online community called Space Savers where we have tons of tips for saving space and organizing around the house. Feel free to visit www.SpaceSaversCommunity.com to view our ideas.

Also, we want to let you and Tricia know that Space Bag recently made product improvements, including a new double zipper and patented one-way valve to help the bags keep their vacuum-seal. Space Bag also has a one year warranty against manufacturer defects. If you'd like to get in touch with someone at Space Bag about these improvements and guarantee, just use the "contact us" form on the Space Savers community.

Best wishes,
Space Savers correspondent

so what im wondering is how can i make this work for me, ok, yay Space Bags (seriously) but im talking about the Sonic peach teas that i also mentioned in the last post, where's the Sonic correspondent? and dont you think that at least one peach tea per week on the house (at least until my baby is born) would be suitable compensation for someone who sings the praises of Sonic's happy hour on a very regular basis via blog and Facebook?

Friday, August 26, 2011

space bags, chicken and the necessity of peach tea

i cant get enough Sonic unsweetened peach tea, i crave it all the time, but i hate paying full price for anything so i get extra happy when its happy hour, dominic loves it too. school lets out at 2:10 so i dont have time to exclude him from my Sonic fix, not that i would want to, his small drink ends up costing me a whole 50 cents.

this week is "clean up the baby's room" week yesterday i tackled the closet, which was packed to the gills with...stuff, just stuff, i found a ton of stuff that could go to goodwill, stuff to pitch, stuff to find a better home for and comforters, 3 really big fluffy cozy comforters. enter the space bags, these 3 comforters, non space bagged, took up the equal space of at least 2 plastic totes, and they never stayed stacked or folded properly, they were basically crammed in the closet waiting for winter so they could serve their purpose. i packed them in space bags, now theyre a nice tight bundle that i can fit nicely under my bed, yay for space bags.

all this space bagging made me extra hungry, i had seen on Pinterest, a recipe for crispy baked chicken tenders....mmmmmm. so to the delight of my carnivorous family it was baked chicken tenders for dinner. they were one of the easiest recipes ever.
drag the chicken through some flour, dredge it in egg and roll it in the crumbs of Club Crackers put it on a well sprayed baking pan, cook at 425 for 15 minutes, flip it, cook it for another 15 minutes. easy, delicious, and not too bad for you.

Monday, August 22, 2011

more support

in the past support was never an issue when i bought shoes. i dont run. i wear flip flops and cute flats and these were the most athletic shoes i owned.
my beloved comfortable Vans which i want to add that i paid a whopping 25 bucks for.

those days are over, kids. last week i could barely stand a day of standing up and walking all day long in my non supportive shoes. my hip hurt, and i had pain in my last 3 toes. ow.
i knew i wasnt going to make it another 4+ months until my due date if i didnt find some comfortable shoes.
the problem? my arch its weird, the arch of shoes never is in the right spot, and a strange spot on my heel that if pressed causes my second to the last toe on my left foot to go numb. this is why i have been in flat shoes for the last 9 years.

fortunately for me, i found that this shoe, is comfortable and fits me well, it has good room in the toe and doesnt crowd my toes together, but is snug at the heel so it doesnt slip off, doesnt hit my arch funny and doesnt press my weird heel spot.
i only tried on EVERY pair of womens running shoes at Penneys. but it was totally worth it.

Friday, August 19, 2011

top ten worst girls names

i promised you all my compiled top ten worst girls names and i will oblige by giving it to you, with a bonus "exotic dancer names " section
but first a tidbit of exciting news that many of you already know. we are having a boy. more rockets, more robots, more swords and nerf guns and bows and arrows.
so i am greatly outnumbered, my dear quick witted brother in law dubbed my home the testerocean, even the cat is a boy.

but ok. on with the top 10
# 10 Argyle- this is not a name, its a pattern

#9 Fructose-if its in the ingredients list of a fruit roll up, then its probably not a good idea to name your kid that.

#8 Chicadee- epic fail, if you want to honor your bird watching roots Robin is a suitable chioce

#7 Bano- because youre one tilde away from being the bathroom

#6 Cinderella- Just...dont

#5 Dashiki- wow, what can i say, maybe her brother can be named Pancho

#4 Frigg- a name that is an alternative to an expletive is never a good idea.

#3 Hollah- uncalled for

#2 Hella- "have you seen the Jones' new baby?" " oh yeah, shes Hella cute"

#1 Mitten- unless youre the King of Pop cold weather outer wear is a no-no for naming baby.

and now for the bonus "exotic dancer" section

Disclaimer: this list is for entertainment purposes only. my opinion barely matters to my friends, it shouldnt matter at all to you, especially if you had your heart set on naming your next child Mitten.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

first day of school

Dominic started first grade at a new school this year, he was very excited about it after touring the school back in june.
he found out that there was a big library and a really cool play ground.
so with lunch box in hand and Phineas and Ferb backpack packed to the gills with new school supplies. he was off to his first day.

this week also started the cleaning out of the guest/junk room. we hope to be able to fing out the baby's gender on thursday and we would like to pick out paint colors asap, while the weather is nice so we can open the windows and air out the paint fumes.
while cleaning out the room we found something that Uncle Sean forgot, his cap, Dominic is taking care of making sure it gets worn.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

top ten worst boy names

in looking for a suitable names for baby R i have been perusing a name book, just for funzies.
i have compiled a list of the worst boy names ever, these are all in the book, i didnt make any of these up, seriously. some are old german names which have taken on new meaning, some are made up (by apparently ignorant americans) some are just things that make ya go... hmmm?

#10 Brockly- yes, you heard me correctly, broccoli, but spelled differently, i also found Kale and Lemon, but they didnt make the official list.

#9 Whip- maybe if youre an indiana jones fan

#8 Curb

#7 Yank- yes i suppose if youre a yankees fan, or if youre really proud of your northern heritage. i think of the term to "yank somebodys chain" as in to fool them.

#6 Zero- make the kid feel loved and wanted with a name like this.

#5 Frick- if youre not a Scrubs fan this may not seem too bad, if you are then, frick on a stick is a phrase youre familiar with.

#4 Gunyan- this just made me laugh, it rhymes with Funyan, or onion, its not a good baby name.

#3 Ich- just Ick

#2 Hooker- -no

#1 Faddy- Really? is this even an option, seriously, i know, i call my cat Fatty, but he is a CAT.

stay tuned for my list of names to call your daughter if your aspirations for her include exotic dancer.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

the scary bridge

some people think this bridge is really scary, i admit, it can be a little unnerving when oncoming traffic threatens to not stay in their lane.

this must have been an interesting sight for oncoming traffic (im glad i was behind it)

a tractor with a huge mowing attatchment hanging off of one side crossing the Madison Milton Bridge. see how the truck is hugging the edge.... yeah. a little bit scary. at least as scary as the lady in the Chevy Malibu who was taking pictures while driving across the bridge.

Friday, August 5, 2011

these guys...

im not sure what spurred the silliness of this moment (probably nothing in particular)

but i found it quite funny.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

testosterone overload

weapons, wrestling, light sabre fighting...etc.

all the boys had fun.