Friday, September 26, 2014

Funny Friday- September 2014.

Today’s post is September’s Funny Friday, a regular feature here published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write 5 captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture. Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they’ve come up with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend.




Here’s today’s picture. It was submitted by Stacy Sews and Schools (http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com).


1. What did we get ourselves into?

2. Did we get them all? 

3. What was that?

4. (Girl, front right) What was I thinking picking them as teammates? I am doomed!

5. My thoughts... I have never seen this ride and know nothing about it. So, as I was studying the picture, I was wondering what the ride is and what goes on. I have really not ridden any amusement park rides. I have never been to Disneyland or Disney World. Looking at this picture made me want to go ride some rides. So, I have decided to put that on my bucket list. I want to ride at least a roller coaster and a Ferris wheel. Also, I have made a promise to myself, that I will let Weewee be a kid. I will let her go to fairs and ride rides. Something I did not get to do. I will admit, it is a scary thought, but she deserves a full and fun childhood. Now, anyone willing to tell me about the ride in this picture? Where is it? What happens during it? Stacy?

Thank you, Stacy, for an awesome picture. I am sorry I couldn't do a better job with it, but I think my lack of experience with rides really led to me drawing a blank. I did imagine there being scary creatures, that you had to spray with the nozzles. Am I close?

Thank you all for taking the time to visit my blog! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! 


Click on the links below and let some other bloggers make you smile:

The Momisodes (http://themomisodes.com)
Sanity Waiting to Happen (http://sanitywaitingtohappen.blogspot.com/)
Cluttered Genius (http://www.clutteredgenius.com)
Stacy Sews and Schools (http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com)
Follow me home  (http://followmehome.shellybean.com)
Baking In A Tornado (http://www.BakingInATornado.com)
Someone Else’s Genius (http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com)
Confessions of a part-time working mom (http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/)






Friday, September 12, 2014

The beginning of a great love story... Using my words September 2014.

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.




My words are: soft drink ~ animal ~ midnight ~ tense ~ blue
They were submitted by: http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/  Thank you so much for such fabulous words!!!


As usual, I glanced at my assigned words, and immediately thought "What have I gotten myself into?!?" I have sat on them for a few days, and then I just opened them back up, and glanced at them again, and suddenly I just knew what I am going to tell you about. The words have inspired me to tell you about the beginning of a great love story. A love story, that is hopefully far from over! The beginning of the love story of Jules and Chadski. 

It was back in February of 2008. It was about midnight and I was winding down and getting ready to go to bed. I was hanging out in an online chat room, when a friend sent me an invite into another room. In general, I didn't accept invites, but that night I decided to pop in and say good night. I went in, and was surprised to see quite a few people I knew, despite having never visited the room before. There were some really good tunes playing, and the conversation was flowing, so I decided to stay a bit.

I am not one to watch web cams. I am not sure why really. It isn't that I don't care what the people I chat with look like, but really, I guess I don't care. I can see a person's face once, to put a face to a name, and I am fine with that. So, for me to watch a web cam is fairly rare. Though, I do have a few people I have been great friends with for years, that I will sit and watch their cams. This night, for some reason, a name on the chat members list attracted my attention. The name was "cbflyman4". What the heck is a "cbflyman4"?? That was the question that crossed my mind. He was on cam, so I pulled it up to see just what a "cbflyman4" looked like.

He was a stunning vision of handsome in blue. He was gorgeous. The blue shirt he was wearing really brought out the blue-green of his gorgeous eyes. His bald head was clean shaven and perfect. His nose and mouth were perfect. He was perfect. I was quite taken by him. I decided to watch his cam. I watched and watched and watched. After a while, I realized he looked somewhat tense. He was actively participating in the room conversation, but he didn't laugh at the funny comments. He didn't smile. I really wanted to see his smile. I am big on smiles. A nice smile can win me over. 

So, I found myself on a mission to see his smile. I started making a fool of myself. I was cracking dorky jokes. Those jokes that are so silly, they are actually kind of funny. I was trying everything. No smile. No laugh. No anything. So, I got bold and I directly asked him in the room what it would take to get him to smile. This opened up some chat between he and I. I told him I was on a mission to see him smile. I think that put him on a mission to not smile. 

It was suggested by a friend of mine, to show him my butt. That would surely make him smile/laugh. Sadly, it is an ongoing joke among my friends, that I have no butt. A dear friend of mine, that recently lost his battle with cancer, used to call me NoAss. So, of course they were all pushing for me to show my booty, or lack there of. So, I asked "cbflyman4" if I proved that I had no butt, if he smiled for me. He agreed.

So, I got up and changed out of my jammies, put on my best jeans, and turned my cam on. I then showed that I had no butt. He was a man of his word, and he did smile. It was magnificent. I tell people that Chadski and I were "love at first smile". It is so true. I saw his smile and I absolutely fell for him. Head over heels. That smile was so worth the embarrassment of showing my booty on cam! So.Worth.It.

It was also a great ice breaker. He and I started chatting in the room. Not too long later, the DJ played "Animal" by Def Leppard, and announced the room would be closing. I was sad. I definitely wanted to talk more to this "cbflyman". I was bold and told him this, and he agreed that he would enjoy talking more with me. We found a new room to chat in, and spent the next while talking. He needed to head to bed, and we agreed to meet up the next day.

Over the next few weeks, we chatted quite a bit, and developed a friendship. I gave him dating advice. We chatted about anything and everything. He got hurt (wake boarding accident), and had to take a week off of work (He works for a famous soft drink company- think Polar Bears/red), and we got even closer. My friends started teasing me that we were dating and didn't even know it. I was insistent that we were not dating. We did not want a long distance relationship. 

Before long, we decided that we were in fact dating, and neither of us wanted a long distance relationship. He flew out to visit me. It was a fabulous visit. We were just as great in person, as we were over the computer and phone. After he returned home, we started planning my move to California to be with him. He visited from on May 31st (until June 8th) and on August 5th, I moved to California. 


It has been six years. We are still together. Stronger than ever. We have had some rough times, but they have all been worth it. We have a beautiful daughter. I couldn't be happier. I am still very on the fence about Internet dating, but must admit it was highly successful for Chadski and I. I am sure we will have many more happy years. 






Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:

http://www.BakingInATornado.com                         Baking In A Tornado
http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/                  Spatulas on Parade
http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/             Stacy Sews and Schools
http://sparklyjenn.blogspot.com/                             Sparkly Poetic Weirdo
http://www.eviljoyspeaks.wordpress.com                 Evil Joy Speaks 
http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com                      Someone Else’s Genius
http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/                         Confessions of a part-time working mom
http://followmehome.shellybean.com                       Follow me home . . .
http://thesadderbutwisergirl.com                              The Sadder But Wiser Girl   
http://batteredhope.blogspot.com                            Battered Hope   


Friday, September 5, 2014

Candy Clown Shoes... Secret Subject Swap September 2014.

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week, 11 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts. 




My “Secret Subject” is:
You receive a mysterious package, inside you find a pair of clown shoes filled with candy...


My initial reaction to this subject is that I would return to sender the package. I might would even move. Clown shoes with candy?! That is some horror movie type of stuff. My friend HUZ said "That's some John Wayne Gacy type of shit!" I agree. I am not actually scared of clowns, and candy can be a good thing, but clown shoes full of candy sent to me? Weird.

I must say my curiosity would be piqued. I would definitely look to see who sent it. If I knew the person, I would call them and we could discuss it. Maybe there is a great reason behind it. If I didn't know the person, it would definitely be returned to sender. Moving may even become an option. 

It would also depend on the type of candy. Chocolate? Meh. No thanks! (Please don't judge me! I know I am weird for not being a fan of chocolate. Trust me, everyone always tells me just how weird I am!) Starbursts, Twizzlers, Mike and Ike's, Hot Tamales? Well... Okay, maybe it is a cool gift. I mean Chadski does wear size 13 shoes. I would think clown shoes would fit him. Weewee would certainly enjoy it. 

This is the making of a great horror story. Truly! People receive a package with clown shoes filled with candy, and within days they are *dramatic pause* murdered in some terrifyingly horrific way. I do love a good horror story. 

The more I think about it, the more I must say, the condition of the shoes and the candy packaging also matters. Are the shoes new? Have they been worn? Is the candy packaged? Is the candy open and exposed? I am a bit of a germaphobe. This whole situation can be quite horrifying. I guess it is lucky I am not scared of clowns, or this would probably be horrifying all around. 

What about you... What would your reaction be? Would you eat the candy? What is your favorite candy? My friend Karen from Baking in a Tornado, has been asking us on Facebook about candy this week. I am sad to say that Hot Tamales (a candy I LOVE) beat Starbursts (My favorite candy). The truth is, I love lots of fruity candies. They are my preference. I am not a fan of Chocolate. Caramel is okay. I love nutty/peanut butter candies. As I get older, I find that I like candy less and less, though I do occasionally crave it. Please, if you don't mind, tell me your favorite candy/candies, in the comments. Also, I'd love to know your reaction to receiving a package containing a candy filled pair of clown shoes. 


Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:

http://www.BakingInATornado.com                   Baking In A Tornado
http://themomisodes.com                                   The Momisodes
http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/             Spatulas on Parade
http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/       Stacy Sews and Schools
http://sparklyjenn.blogspot.com/                        Sparkly Poetic Weirdo 
http://www.eviljoyspeaks.wordpress.com          Evil Joy Speaks
http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/                    Confessions of a part-time working mom           
http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com                Someone Else’s Genius
http://dinoheromommy.com/                              Dinosaur Superhero Mommy
http://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com                 Climaxed


Now, I have some business I would like to handle. I love writing this blog. I love doing the blogging challenges. I plan on continuing to do the blogging challenges, for as long as my fellow bloggers want to allow it! What about the rest of the blog. Have you all noticed that I have been posting blogs fairly regularly lately? Basically just posts about me speaking my mind, and a few of me sharing pictures. I enjoy giving my family and friends glimpses into our life. I want this blog to be a blog you actually enjoy keeping up with.

So, how can I make this blog one you want to follow?

Would you like to see posts about recipes from Pinterest I try, and see if I am successful or not? Please note, my failures may outnumber my successes, but I think we could have some laughs along the way. Do you want more Weewee stories? What do you want? Please, let me know! Yes, I write this for my own enjoyment, but I write it for those of you that read it! 

I hope you are all having a fabulous Friday, and I hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend!!! 

As always, thanks for reading!!!