Friday, June 29, 2007

My husband - the unlikely terrorist

Okay, I’m probably going to be on some CIA list now for remotely comparing my husband to a terrorist, but hey that’s one more blog reader, right? What the hell am I talking about, you may ask.

The other day, we were in Wal-mart picking up a few groceries. Eric went to go get a carton of eggs. He came back a couple of minutes later and sighed loudly when putting them in the cart. I asked what was wrong because he looked extremely peeved.

He asked, “Do I LOOK like I work here?”

I asked what in God’s name he was talking about. Apparently when he went to get the eggs, a woman came up to him and asked where the pie crusts were. I found this amusing. Eric was still in his clothes from work – khakis and a polo-type shirt. That got me thinking that apparently corporate “business casual” is the same uniform employees wear for most retail stores.

I still thought it was funny because Wal-mart employees wear green shirts. Eric’s shirt was muted orange. Plus, he was standing there with a grocery list in hand choosing eggs. But he still looked like he worked there. Tee hee.

He then confessed that the reason he was so perturbed was because this happens to him ALL THE TIME! Really? I had no idea! These are the little gems I wish he would share with me. Apparently, he has been stopped at Macy’s, Kohl’s and Border’s by people who thought he was an employee. I think a couple of times he even had the kids with him. Dude! That is funny!

But my favorite story he related to me was when he went to Office Depot to buy ink for the printer. Again, he went after work, and that day he was wearing khakis and a blue polo shirt. Apparently, the uniform at Office Depot is khakis and a blue polo shirt. Ha! He was stopped three times by customers asking him questions, once while he was waiting in line with his purchases.

Okay, that time it was really his fault. But I told him he should just start making sh*t up to tell people who ask him questions. It would be much more fun then him seething, “I don’t work here!” through clenched teeth.

I was trying to decide if it was a good thing that he looks like he fits in everywhere he goes. Then I said, “You’d make a great terrorist!” He just glared at me. I said, “On second thought, the terrorists probably don’t look nearly as annoyed as you do.”

Thursday, June 28, 2007

13 Kathy Griffin Quotes

Something you may not know about me is that I am a HUGE Kathy Griffin fan. I think she is freaking hysterical, and she makes me laugh so hard that I am in tears. She has a reality show on Bravo called My Life on the D-List, and if you are not watching it, you should be!

I just found out today that Kathy is coming to my area in October, and I am so excited that I could pee my pants. I love her!! So, please enjoy 13 random quotes by the hilariously funny Kathy Griffin.

1. (About the Oprah Winfrey Show) “I love the show and I watch it every day, but I can’t help but make fun of her because . . . she thinks she’s Jesus.”

2. (About Clay Aiken) “Even the guys on Queer Eye are like, “that fag?”

3. “I saw Tommy Lee at an awards show, and I got crabs just from looking at him!”

4. “Here’s the deal – my boobs are real, and sometimes they bounce off my knees, and sometimes we play hacky-sack.”

5. “There’s one thing that’s really great about waking up early, and it’s not jogging or greeting the day – it’s just that that’s when they make doughnuts.”

6. “I want my own billboard. I think it should be a very beautiful, extremely airbrushed photo of me, and the quote should be “Suck It!” because that’s my inner thought bubble.”

7. “Donna Summer told me the Lord should wash my mouth out with soap.” (pause) “Donna Summer – who sang ‘Bad Girls’.”

8. (About Renne Zellweger) “I may have said in an interview in People magazine that I thought Renee Zellweger was so thin that she looked like the lost Olsen triplet. And I may have said that she hasn’t eaten since Chicago. . . . You know what I said in my DVD? I said she looked like a sweaty puffy coke whore.”

9. “Children are like aliens – they might as well have antennas.”

10. (About her DVD Allegedly) “I called it that because I love the name. And because I had to. For legal reasons.”

11. “If I didn’t have Cynthia to do my make-up, I would look like one of the Children of the Corn.”

12. “The day that Oprah opens a tabloid and she’s not in it is the day that everyone around her gets fired.”

13. (after seeing her dogs fight) “That is not unlike the struggle within me between good and evil that goes on all day.”

Since my TT can’t deliver Kathy’s comic timing, I found a great 2-minute YouTube clip for you to enjoy from Kathy’s most recent special, “Everybody Can Suck It.”

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Keep me away from eBay!

Dude! Someone with OCD should not be allowed to have an eBay account. I get in so much damn trouble on there, it’s not even funny! A couple of years ago, I got into trouble because I would buy stuff I didn’t even want just because I hate to get outbid. It was ridiculous. I just couldn’t let someone else beat me. You should see some of the crap that was showing up at my house.

So I stopped eBay for a long time because I’m smart enough to realize when I have a problem (sometimes).

Another problem I have is that I am every salesman’s dream. If you tell me that something is really popular and I really need, I may want it. But if you tell me it is nearly impossible to find, then all of a sudden I MUST have it.

This happened last week. Twice. First, I was watching Good Morning America. They did a story on FitFlops. These are flip flops that are supposed to tone your thighs, calves and glutes! Oh yeah! That’s all I needed to hear. I wanted a pair! Unfortunately, they are from the UK and hard to find there! In the US, they are damn near impossible to find. They are sold at Bath & Body Works and at Bliss but they are backordered everywhere. Gaaaaa!

I went ahead and placed a (back)order at Bliss, then started monitoring eBay auctions. Okay, that’s number one on my list of crazy. Here’s number two. It’s worse.

The other day, I saw a story on Anya Hindmarch’s “I’m Not A Plastic Bag” bag. You can read more about it here, I’ll spare you all of the details. Needless to say, it is extremely popular. Everyone wants one, and there were only 10,000 released in the U.S. This had me scurrying to eBay so fast I left skid marks.

Now, I am great at monitoring auctions, but my lord, I felt like I should have been sitting there with a cigarette and a martini. It’s like a gambling addiction! Someone tried to outbid me on those damn shoes on Thursday with 57 seconds left in the auction. Oh, I don’t think so. I put in my final bid with 20 seconds left. That’ll teach some whore to try and outbid me.

I got the Hindmarch bag, too. I won’t even tell you how much I spent, but when Eric got home, I felt like I had almost given myself an ulcer, and I had once again sworn off eBay. That is until Kara’s little tip had me scrambling out of bed for one final purchase of a Sit n Splash. But that’s it!! I swear!!

I can’t wait until packages start arriving this week. It will be like Christmas in June!! Until I get my credit card bill.

The Mo Show

It's Almost Here!!

My friend Morgen at It's A Blog Eat Blog World is now going to be entertaining us with his radio talents! That's right, Morgen is launching The Mo Show - a Blog Talk Radio program! The first episode airs today, Tuesday, June 26th at 5:30 p.m. CT (my time) or 630 p.m. ET. (After 7:00 p.m. ET, you can listen to an archived recording of the show at your leisure.)

This is going to be sooo much fun!! I am very excited for Morgen and his new opportunity, and I can't wait to call and harrass him offer my support during his first radio show! I hope you all tune in!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Manic Monday - Grace

I told Morgen that he could not have chosen a more perfect word for this week’s Manic Monday theme because I was planning to post a special blog for my daughter. June 24 (yesterday or today, depending on when you’re reading this) is my daughter’s 2nd birthday! I can’t believe my baby girl was born two years ago today!

Here is Georgia Grace two years ago today:

Let me tell you, after the pregnancy I had with Eli, it took us awhile to decide if we wanted to go through another pregnancy. But I really did not want Eli to be an only child, and to be perfectly honest, I really wanted a girl! Don’t get me wrong. You all know how much I love my son, but I really wanted a little girl, too. I knew Georgia was a girl from the second I got pregnant, just like I had known Eli was a boy. I don’t think anyone believed me, but I was right!

This pregnancy was so different than my first one. It went perfectly. With Eli, I was nauseous all the time, and I didn’t want to eat, and with Georgia I couldn’t get enough to eat. Okay, I don’t know if that’s a good thing. I had to have Crab Rangoon every day for lunch. And I wouldn’t just eat a couple, I would eat a dozen at a time! On the off day that I wasn’t shoving down the Crab Rangoon, the only other thing I wanted were Penny Club sandwiches from Mr. Goodcents drenched in vinegar and oil. I made the person making it get the sandwich so soggy that you could barely pick it up. They thought I was crazy, but damn, they were good!

When the end of my pregnancy finally rolled around, I didn’t want any surprises like I had with Eli. I scheduled a C-section for 38 weeks (she was breach), and everything went just as planned. Our baby girl was born at 8:07 a.m. on June 24, 2005. She was perfect! The only problem was that she didn’t have a name yet.

That week, we were still going over our top five. By the morning she was born, we had it down to three – Georgia, Sarah or Grace. I came so close to naming her Sarah (because I love Sarah McLachlan), but that just didn’t quite seem right. Eric wanted Grace. An hour later, we were still staring at her. I was under this grand misconception that when we saw her, we would know what her name was. Yeah, not so much. But, we did finally decide that Georgia definitely fit her the best.

Georgia Grace.

After that, we just had to stop my mom from calling her Gigi. Because anyone who follows my blog knows just how wrong that is.

My parents came to the hospital later that day, and brought Eli in to meet his new baby sister. He was more interested in the fact the she and I got to wear cool hospital bracelets. This was our very first family picture.

I can’t believe it’s been two years! I blinked once, and she’s a toddler. I’m afraid to blink again!!

Happy Birthday, my sweet girl!!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

I Rock!

At least that’s what I tell everyone. (Hee hee.) But luckily, there are three other ladies who think so, too! And I didn’t even pay them to say so! Dude! How about that!!

Tisha at Crazy Working Mom, Donna at The Ice Box and Bridget at And Miles To Go . . ., have all named me a Rockin Girl Blogger! These ladies all rock beyond belief, and I am honored that they have all bestowed this gracious award upon me!

I now get this cool badge to put in my sidebar (when I get around to updating my sidebar), which I swear will be soon. And I am tagging five other ladies who I also think totally rock. Here are my choices! Rock on, ladies!

Sadie – Sadie was my first girlfriend here in the blogosphere! We have learned a lot about each other over the last year, and she is a great friend. She has an awesome blog(s), she is funny as hell, and it’s always entertaining to read about her latest adventures with Mr. Incredible.

Sanni – What a sweet lady. You are full of joy and inspiration! Sanni shares my love of coffee, and has a willpower that I can only dream of!

Sunrunner – I don’t even want to tell you how long it took me to realize that Sunrunner was married to Ian. I’m slow. She is a mother of three who totally gets what I am going through, yet manages to do it with unwavering enthusiasm!

Sandee – Comedy Plus is the blog I visit every day to give myself a grin. I count always count on Sandee for a smile! Thank you for making me laugh!

Julie – Flip This Body is one of the first blogs I started reading, and it has become more entertaining as it became Flip This Bridey. How much fun it has been to follow Julie through weight loss and wedding planning!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Update on the Sit n Spin (post below)

Thank you, thank you, thank you to Kara of A Bit of Me.

Yesterday, I was pouring over eBay. I managed to buy myself a purse and a pair of shoes, but their was no Sit n Splash. Then, at 11:00 last night, as I was just getting in bed (early for me), my husband came running in and said, "Someone just left a comment on your blog with a link to one of those Sit n Splash things on eBay!"

Dude! I was up like a flash! And I got it!!! Woo hoo! I have to pay $13 in shipping, but I don't give a damn. I will now have two Sit n Spins that work on carpet!!! Does this mean no fighting between the children?! HA! A mom can dream!

Thank you for the great tip, Kara!!

Sit n Stay

Don’t you think whoever invented the damn Sit n Spin could have put in a little extra effort to get the damn thing to work on carpet! I mean Christ! Didn’t those things come out in the 70’s when shag carpet was all the rage? 30 years later, and you would think they could have improved that one feature! But no!

We have two Sit n Spins, and there is a constant fight over them between the children. I will tell you why. For Eli’s second birthday, he got two Sit n Spins (the ones we still have) – a regular one, and a Sit n Splash, which is just like a normal Sit n Spin, except you can hook it up to a hose outside and water comes out of it. Okay, we did that once. Not fun. It’s a geyser, and the powerful jet of water about took Eli’s head off.

However, here is the great thing about it. Obviously, they had to make the Sit n Splash spin outside on grass. Well, it also spins on carpet! That’s right! This is the best Sit n Spin ever because it works on f*cking carpet!!

Now, I wish someone had told me three years ago when we got the Sit n Spins that these damn things are like collector’s items. Did you know this? Every year, there is a new Sit n Spin that does something different. Last year, they sold one that played music, this year, there is a Simon Says Sit n Spin, yada yada. I didn’t know they were freaking limited editions!

Three years later, Eli and Georgia are constantly fighting over the Sit n Splash we have because it spins on carpet. Well, they sold that damn thing three years ago. It is completely obsolete now! I can’t even find the damn thing on eBay! (And believe me, I have tried.)

So here we are with one Sit n Splash, two kids constantly fighting over it, and one mommy who is running dangerously low on wine. I am now going to write a hate letter to Playskool.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

13 Reasons I Can't Sleep

I usually don’t have a problem getting to sleep, but in my house, it is impossible to stay asleep! Here are a few reasons why!

1. The cats. I always have a glass of water on my bed at night. Not only do the cats try do drink it, but they usually climb on my head and step on my hair to get to it. On those special occasions, they even knock the glass over and break it.

2. The birds. There is an insomniac bird that lives outside my window. I’m all for animal rights and anti-violence, but at 4 a.m. I wish I had a BB gun.

3. Lady of the night. The lady who lives next door to me leaves at all hours of the night, and she always slams her damn car door. I think she’s a whore. And I really need to quit sleeping with my windows open.

4. Eli. The boy NEVER wants to go to sleep. At midnight last night, I was tempted to bolt his door shut so he would stay in his room.

5. Georgia. Lately around 2 a.m., Georgia wakes up in a screaming terror. She needs to come in bed with us until she calms down. Unfortunately by the time I get her back to sleep, I am wide awake.

6. The Cats. Again. The little f*ckers like to play king of the hill on the bed in the middle of the night. Besides the WWE Smackdown taking place at the foot of the bed, Coconut has this meowing “howl” that he does when he gets pissed. It’s LOUD!

7. Road construction. The two houses across the street from us have gotten new driveways in the last week. Those damn construction guys start EARLY! Do you have ANY idea how loud it is to break up an old driveway? I DO!!

8. Weather radio. Eric has one of these damn things. If there is the slightest hint of rain within a 500-radius, the f*cking thing starts its shrill alarm. It’s usually at night, and it’s usually often! And it doesn’t have a f*cking volume control!

9. Nightmares. Last night, I fell asleep while checking my email and then dreamt that there was a baby crying outside my door and there was a serial killer on the loose. Dude! Sidenote: Don’t send me forwards!

10. I forget to turn the TV off. Sometimes I forget to turn the sleep timer on. It’s REALLY annoying to wake up at 3:30 a.m. to Married With Children reruns.

11. Telephone. My friend Andrea seems to think I’m a vampire. Quit calling me at midnight! Although sadly because of number 4, I’m usually up.

12. Snoring. Not mine, my husband’s. He snores like a bull moose and blames it on his allergies. I think he’s working with the children and the cats on trying to drive me insane.

13. Temperature. I’m usually freezing when I go to bed, and I wake up sweating by 2 a.m. It’s ridiculous. That's usually why I get up, open the window, and hear the hooker next door. I can’t win.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Minty Fresh Bathroom

Eli is currently addicted to brushing his teeth. I should not be complaining about this issue. This is a good thing. After the whole tooth-pulling situation, and our numerous visits to the dentist, Eli seemed pleased with his new fun toothbrushes and fun toothpastes they gave him – SpongeBob bubblegum flavored toothpaste.

Let me tell you, I grabbed that one night to brush my teeth without thinking. Dude! Bubble gum toothpaste just does not taste good when you’re an adult! Yuck!

I used to have to force Eli to brush his teeth because it was something he hated to do. Now, every time he visits the bathroom to pee, he stops to brush his teeth. The only problem is that he doesn’t understand that we only use A LITTLE BIT of toothpaste and that we SPIT IT OUT!! I can’t seem to drill those two things through his head.

Last week, I think he went through an entire tube of SpongeBob toothpaste! I think he uses his two little fists to try to squeeze it on his toothbrush, and he gets it all over the bathroom in the process.

I just bought a new tube on Saturday. Today, when I went in the bathroom, the tube was squeezed in half, and there was toothpaste on the counter, the mirror and the floor. It looked like the child had attempted to paint with it.

“Eli!” I shouted. He came running, and I pointed out AGAIN how he could brush his teeth as much as he wanted but that he needed to use small amounts. He pretended not to know what I was talking about and tried to blame the mess on Georgia. *sigh* Then I told him that if he continued to waste toothpaste I wasn’t going to buy the SpongeBob kind anymore. (That crap is expensive!)

I then proceeded to wipe up the toothpaste mess in the bathroom, and I did notice one positive effect. The smell from all the toothpaste really freshens up the bathroom. This really counterbalances the urine smell from when Eli misses the potty.

See? I can put a positive spin on anything!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Manic Monday - Heat

This week's Manic Monday word is Heat!

Now, originally I didn't want this post to be a commercial for Passion Parties, but dude! I am the Passion lady! There was only one thing in my head when I heard this topic, and that is Fireworks! I HAD to do it!!

Fireworks is an edible body lotion that heats up with friction, and it heats up more when you blow on it! Oh yeah, baby! This stuff is awesome! I call it my easy button for oral sex! You put this lotion directly on your partner, and you can literally breathe him to orgasm. It's awesome. And, it tastes great, too! It comes in 10 different flavors - my favorite is cinammon, and that's the one I demo at my parties! (It also comes in a sampler pack with all 10 flavors.)

I put a little dab on everyone's arm at parties and say, "Okay ladies, we are going to rub, blow and lick! Rub, blow, lick!" Then I have fun watching everyone make out with their arms. Tee hee! Everyone is always impressed with how hot it gets!

I do want to make sure that everyone knows this is not a lube. It is an edible body lotion! It's great for oral sex for both partners, but since it heats up with friction, it's not a good idea to use it in conjunction with sexual intercourse. Ouch!

Of course, Fireworks is available on my Website for only $13 (in a great new non-spill container) or in a sampler pack with all flavors for $14!
While you are on my Web site, be sure to check out my great summer specials! I have some awesome deals right now, people - like a free bullet with purchase of Pure Satisfaction, and a free lube with purchase of a Gigi! Some of these are Web only specials, so make sure you take a look!!

Manic Monday - More to come

Hey y'all! This has been an exhausting weekend, so I didn't have time to get my Manic Monday up yet! I will try to have a more extensive MM up ASAP, but in the mean time, here is a nice little picture that I think says a lot about Heat . . . for me anyway!

* Sigh * I miss my weekly Went! More on Heat later!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Welcome Andrew Robert!

You all may remember that I posted about my best friend Stacey for last week's Manic Monday. Well, she didn't make it quite to her induction date. She had her baby on Saturday, June 16, which was also her 35th birthday.

Her whole pregnancy, she really hoped she would deliver ANY date EXCEPT her birthday. So, she should have been able to guess that's when the baby would arrive!

Andrew Robert "Drew" arrived at 8:51 a.m. on Saturday morning, and weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 19 inches long! He is adorable, and has lots of black hair. Stacey is thrilled because he seems to be sleeping a lot. She seems to forget that they don't turn the baby ON until you leave the hospital.

Drew joins his big sister Kennedy! Congrats to all!!!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Minor Tantrum Tale

Okay, this is a very minor Georgia tantrum video. This is what I would call one of the calmer reactions I get from her when I tell her "No."

In this particular instance, I was eating my usual breakfast of coffee and a Zone energy bar. I am addicted to those damn things! Well, Georgia saw me eating what looked like a candy bar and came at me like a rabid bear. "WANT IT WANT IT WANT IT WANT IT!"

The last thing she needs is an energy bar. I tried to offer her a bite, but she was not happy with that. I decided to grab the camera and capture her reaction . . .

Thursday, June 14, 2007

13 Things I Love About My Husband

In honor of Father's Day, I wanted to do a special TT for the man I love more than anything in this world! This is one TT that I had a VERY difficult time narrowing down to thirteen!

1. He accepts the fact that he is married to the most neurotic woman in the world . . . and he loves me anyway. Plus, he can (almost) always calm me down. That is not an easy feat.

2. He has cried while watching Oprah, and he’s not embarrassed.

3. He sticks his tongue out when he hammers in a nail.

4. The way he looks at me.

5. Because he taught Eli how to catch fireflies.

6. Because he has the most incredible blue eyes.

7. The way he holds our daughter.

8. He likes movies with subtitles.

9. He is never afraid to try new things.

10. He loves our children more than anything and it shows because he is such an amazing father!

11. He makes up his own words to songs.

12. He can always make me laugh.

13. He’s incredible in bed . . . oh crap, I wasn’t going to put that one because my parents read this. Oh well. After two kids, I suppose they know I have sex with my husband, right?

Now, here is a song that makes me think of my husband every time I hear it.
Happy Father’s Day, honey! I love you!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


I am overly sensitive, and I really have to get over that. I try to email out a monthly Passion Parties newsletter. I’m busy, so it usually goes out about every two months. I add people to my email list after every party, so my mailing list has grown to almost 200 people. I mainly add people who check the box that says they want to be on my mailing list, but sometimes I get overzealous. I have had a few hostesses send out evites, so I just stick all the guests on my email list. Why the hell not, right?

Well, I tend to regret that. Especially when I send out my newsletter, which usually contains at least one picture of a sex toy. (In my defense, this month, it was only a C-ring, a tulip-shaped bullet and a bottle of lube.) Anyhoo, I’m sure it may come as a bit of a shock to someone who is not expecting my newsletter, to come in to work on Monday morning and check their email and open it up to a smiling picture of me talking about clitoral stimulators and cock rings.

So I shouldn’t be so sensitive when I get a few (four) people who send me emails that say, “Please remove me from your email list.” The prudes. The funny thing is that I can check the statistics of my newsletter, and these same people keep going back and opening my newsletter repeatedly. Hmmmm . . .

When I’m not corrupting the innocent, I have been busy experimenting with my new video camera. I have managed to take a couple of videos, and I even uploaded one to YouTube. That’s right! Georgia is on YouTube! Now, I will warn you now that it is very anti-climactic (dare I say, boring). It’s no tantrum. It is seriously two minutes of Georgia and I discussing her Dora Memory cards. And that’s only because I trimmed it down from six minutes. Next time, I’ll go for an action movie. But this is my first attempt!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Manic Monday – Friend

This week’s Manic Monday word is Friend. I hope everyone will check out the Manic Monday HQ at It's A Blog Eat Blog World! I am so proud to call Morgen my Friend! He is the best friend I have met through blogging, and he is the sweetest man is the blogosphere! I love you, Mo!

This was such a hard one for me because it was difficult to narrow down what I wanted to talk about. That reminded me of how blessed I am because I have so many friends that I love so much. I thought I could talk about my wonderful blog friends, or I could blog about my four best girlfriends, but Friday, I decided on the perfect story.

I decided to post a funny story that happened to my best friend Stacey.

If you all think funny things happen to me, I wish Stacey had time to keep a blog of her own. She’s a federal probation officer, she has a dysfunctional family, and she’s nine months pregnant. Every phone call I get from her is like a stand-up comedy routine. She’s a freaking riot!

Stacey and I have been best friends since we were 14 years old. What is that? 21 years? (!!!!) Even though I know her inside and out, she still manages to keep me on my toes. As I said, Stacey is nine months pregnant. Seriously. They are inducing her one week from today. She is having a boy, and they are naming him Andrew (Drew).

Stacey is the most structured, organized person you have ever met. And I say this lovingly. Since she works for the fed, you can imagine that she has everything in order. And yes, she is still working. I can imagine she’s scaring the hell out of those prisoners coming at them all swollen feet and hormones raging, but I digress.

Anyway, Stacey has been ready for this baby for over a month. Since she saw me give birth to Eli 6 weeks early, she learned to be prepared way in advance, so she is ready and waiting. On Friday, she was sitting in court, and decided to go ahead and compose an email in advance on her Blackberry letting everyone know that the baby had arrived. She was going to save it, and then after he was born, she could hit send right there in the hospital room immediately after he was born.

Well, you can see where this is going. Her perfectly composed email entitled “Baby Drew Has Arrived” went out when she hit Send instead of Save. I only wish I could have been there because I know that “OH F*CK!” look on her face, and it’s funny. What’s even more funny is that it went out to everyone her husband works with, including his supervisor, her entire family, her husband’s entire family. You can imagine that everyone started calling her immediately because they were completely flipping out.

By the time I checked my email, I saw her second email first, which said, “Please DISREGARD my first email that I MISTAKENLY sent out!” HA! I just called her and said, “Problems, Stacey?” To which I got, “Oh, shut the f*ck up! I was just trying to be proactive.” Then I think she called me a "Hooker." Apparently, she had already received a lecture from her husband about the limits of proactivity.

Oh, I love my friends. And I love that they’re just as neurotic as I am. I don’t know what I would do without them!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Too much Dora?

Okay, I may have mentioned how my daughter Georgia just absolutely LOVES Dora! So, tell me if this is good or bad.

We were talking to Georgia tonight about her birthday, which is in a couple of weeks. Eric asked, "Georgia, how old are you going to be?"

She looked up and screamed, "DOS!"

Oh, you have got be kidding me! Dude when Spanish is becoming her first languange, I think it might be time to cut back on the Dora!

Friday, June 08, 2007

Anniversary Present

Okay, Eric and I just bought a digital camcorder. Every year, we get a big present for both of us on our anniversary, and this is what we decided on this year. I am so excited. I have yet to sit down and read the directions. That’s probably coming this weekend. But when I do, watch out YouTube!

That’s right! You think you’re tired of reading about Georgia’s temper tantrums? Wait until I can whip out the camera and then upload them for your viewing enjoyment. Oh yeah, baby! Video Toddler Tales! It’s coming soon!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

My 13 Favorite Appetizers

I must be PMSing, because I am thinking about food today. My friends and I will often go out to dinner, and just order a bunch of appetizers and share. This made me think what some of my favorite appetizers are. Here are my top 13 that I like to order just about anywhere.

1. Spinach and artichoke dip
2. Calamari
3. Potato skins
4. Mozzarella sticks
5. Stuffed mushrooms
6. Onion strings
7. Fried pickles
8. Chicken nachos
9. White queso dip
10. Crab Rangoon
11. Buffalo wings
12. Quesadillas
13. Pepperoni rolls

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

What's That Smell?

Today, Eric and I celebrated our 13th Wedding Anniversary. I was going to post a wedding picture, but since I hadn’t quite let go of my big 80’s hair (at all) by 1994, I decided against it. Our anniversary didn’t really go as planned, since we spent most of the day dealing with an emergency pee situation.

Yes, I said pee situation. For some reason, Eli thinks that just since he has a penis he can point the thing anywhere he wants and pee. Dude! WTF?! I am concerned this is only going to get worse with age. I dread the teenage years. Especially when beer and snow are involved.

This time around, it just involved anything that contains an open space. A receptacle, if you will. A drawer, for example, in my son’s mind is a perfect container for pee. He had this decorative little drawer in his room that wasn’t attached to anything – it was just a decorative little cubby that he had had since he was a baby. Yesterday, after it had sat innocently in his room for nearly five years, he decided to pee in it. Apparently it was so much more difficult to walk down the hall to the bathroom than it was to get the little cubby down from his dresser and pee in that instead. Again, WTF?!

Eli was very upset that we had to throw away his little cubby. We had a long talk about the proper place to urinate, and I thought that had solved the matter.

No such luck.

I ran some errands this afternoon, and came home to Eric saying, “Come here and tell me if you think Eli’s room smells like pee.” Oh crap. Well, yes it most certainly did smell strongly of pee. I looked around to see which receptacle-based toy looked suspicious. Aha! Georgia’s Little Tikes shopping cart. Dude! Are you freaking kidding me?! We looked inside, and sure enough. It was wet. We sniffed. Eeewww! Damn!!!

We are really going to see if we can get it clean because she loves that thing, and I really don’t want to have to go out and buy a new one. But even worse is that, as you can imagine, these toys are not meant to hold any type of liquid. The pee that was in the cart had leaked out all over Eli’s rug. Luckily, he has hardwood floors in his room, so we just have a big area rug down. When Eric picked it up, it was dripping . . . with pee.

Talk about counting to ten. I think Eric had to count to 100 before he went to get Eli. He had Eli help him throw the rug away, which really upset him, and another long talk ensued about the proper place to pee. Apparently, he is just discovering how easy it is to whip that thing out and aim it wherever he pleases. Not cool, people!!

So I'm really hoping this second long talk about the proper place to urinate will sink in. But just in case, I think I’m going to go hide all my shoes.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Manic Monday - Peace

One good song with a message can bring a point more deeply to more people than a thousand rallies. - Phil Ochs

There is one song that pops into my head when I think of the word Peace. I have a feeling I am not going to be the only one who posts this today. Enjoy!

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Saturday, June 02, 2007

BlogBlast for Peace!

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Busted Rings

Okay, I got a lot of questions yesterday from people wondering exactly what Magic Rings were. And how someone managed to bust one of them at a Passion Party. As you can see from the above photo, Magic Rings are stretchy C-rings. They fit snugly around the base of the male . . . to constrict bloodfloow and make orgasms more intense. The nubbies also provide stimulation for the female.

In the words of Tony the Tiger, "They're Grrrrrrreeeeeatttt!!"

They are quite stretchy. However a woman at my party the other night decided to stretch them as much as she could and wear them around her arms. Dude! Not cool! Had I not shown them already at about 30-40 parties, they would have probably withstood her abuse. But as it was, I found out just how sad it is when your Magic Ring busts. Not. Cool.

Incidentally, my son has already gotten a hold of some Magic Rings that Eric left on his night stand and cut them up with scissors. For some reason Magic Rings seem cursed to take a lot of abuse around here.

Now my plug: Magic Rings are available on My Web site in a set of two for only $10 at!

I am also having a Father's Day special! A FREE 8 oz. Ultra Glide Lubricant to anyone who purchases a Gigi! That's a $14 value!

Happy shopping!

Friday, June 01, 2007

Late Night

Okay, I really make it a policy not to talk about the specifics of my Passion Parties, but I have to give you an overview of the party I did last night.

Drunk. Catholic. School. Teachers.

I got home at 2:00 a.m.! They were crazy! They were a LOT of fun, but crazy! When I got to the party, and the hostess told me it was going to be a group of Catholic school teachers, I was expecting prim and proper. I was soooo wrong. These women knew how to party. I seriously think they were one of my rowdiest groups ever. Grade school teachers!

Dude! They broke my Magic Rings! I won't even go there. Needless to say, it was a good party, but I am so tired today. Those Catholic teachers wore me out.