I know that you all come every Wednesday for my WTF? feature to see what crazy things I find, surprise! Something different today. C'mon, bear with me this week. My good friend Shell over at Things I Can't Say has this new gig on Wednesday. The only rules are it has to be from your heart.
So, if you all read me very often at all, you know I wear my heart on my sleeve. I am the typical hothead redhead, but would really do anything for anyone (who hasn't crossed me anyway).
One of the things that is very near and dear to my heart is my hope for the futures of my children. I want them to have every advantage they can. I want them to live in a world that is better than the one I live in. No sickness. No poverty. No hate or injustice. A Utopia is what I dream of for them.
I do what I can to protect them from sickness. My husband and I provide for them as best we can. We teach them love for all people regardless of color, creed or sexual orientation. We teach them to love every minute and to live life to it's fullest.
In order for my children to have a better life and a better world to live in, we have to do our part to take care of Mother Earth and the life she gives us. My friend Darla over at Hissyfits and Halos posted today about the carbon footprint of blogs. The average blog receiving 15,000 hits a month, has emissions of EIGHT (8) POUNDS of carbon dioxide a year.
So what to do? Quit blogging? Certainly not! That isn't going to happen. BUT, there is something we can do. Plant a tree. And we don't have to plant it ourselves. Nope. I post this "My blog is carbon neutral" blog. I add a button to my blog to raise awareness. And then a tree is planted for my blog. EASY as 1-2-3.
I can't save the world, but I can do the easy things. Recycle. Use recycle bags instead of those plastic ones when shopping. Teach my children not to waste our resources. AND plant a tree by posting a button.
You can too! Go to this site. Grab the button you like. And remove your carbon footprint. Then there is no environmental guilt for blogging!
Thanks for being down this morning. I really needed to get the finishing touches on my post done and you were down. That gave me time to twiddle my thumbs, read all my Wordpress blog friends, consume copious amounts of caffeine so that I developed the jitters. Yes, the gacked out tweeker look works well for me. It at least makes NickJr and Sprout television tolerable. My brain is working in overdrive so talking pigs just seem...normal. Yes..thanks indeed Blogger.
Blog Addicted Momma
Dear BitchAssHo Scale,
Thanks for nothing. Thanks for all the words of encouragement. You know, the words you screamed at me when I stepped on you this week. Oh, and there really wasn't any need for the laughter, and the "I told you so" remarks. I mean, saying "get off my back fatass" really did suffice. I realize that I have strayed way far off the LIB path. I realize that I have gained back what I lost. I know this. But you, you have to be mean and hateful. So I am considering replacing you. That's right you mouthy bitchassho scale. I thank you for encouraging me to get Wii Fit. And just so you know....I am back on track starting now. I got the rest of the year to meet my goal, and I have until April 30th for the challenge. So HA!
Thank you for coming the week after all my friends have Spring Break. I really didn't want the ability to go and plan things for the children that included my friends and their children. I appreciate that now it will be just me and the bambinos. We needed some more one on one time. We don't get enough of that. I certainly appreciate that you were just thinking of us.
Will be wound tight next week Momma
Happy Tuesday Smackers! Thank those people, places and things that need some attitude! Then come back and link up!
The original PIMP Daddy, Ian of The Daily Dose of Reality is hosting the Monday Minutes and I am playing along. All you have to do is cut and paste his questions and add that awesome button up there and voila! Presto Magic! Post!
Why did you start blogging?
I've answered this question before, but really, I started blogging to get in the daily habit of writing and pushing the creativity envelope for myself so that I will get off my badonka donk and write that bloody book everyone keeps telling me to.
Name one other blogger and list their URL that deserves special attention for whatever reason you choose.
GregoryJ of Day to Day and Living My Life, Whatever. You all will remember I asked you to go and admonish him for behavior unbecoming a proper blogger. Well, he has apologized. Left it up on his blogs, AND contacted those he trespassed against personally as well. Put your big girl panties on and accept the apology and welcome a fellow blogger back to the web. He says he is quitting. Remind him that it is his space to do with as he pleases. We are an accepting group. Apologies are accepted and we move past those things. Gone, forgotten. It's done. Don't quit unless that is what is best for you in your personal life.
Name one of your heroes in life. Someone that you know or knew personally.
My son Kooper. The KoopMeister. He is the kindest most compassionate soul. He cares about everyone, and he judges no one. We could all take a lesson from his playbook. He really just shows love and tenderness to everyone he comes in contact with. Makes for one VERY PROUD Momma!
Whose feet smell worse, yours or mine?
Definitely yours. I am almost OCD about my feet. Scrub them, soften them, peppermint oil them and make them purty! (That's pretty for you non-redneck talkers.)
Which TV show's setting would you most like to live in?
It's not on anymore, but I'm going with ALIAS. That would make me a badass spy. I could travel all over the world, have multiple identies, speak a gazillion languages and protect my country. Plus, that Michael Vartan? HAWT!
Alright folks see you tomorrow. It's Tuesday...and you know what that means!!
Well, yesterday I posted some fierce words. Cause NOBODY messes with my friends in their space. Our blogging community banded together, like we do, to make sure that everyone knew that, THAT kind of hate will not be tolerated.
But family is more than that. We support each other in good times and bad. And when someone is in need? We call the family out in numbers.
My very dear friend Stephanie over at The Blue Zoo is having a rough time. I want you all to go over and support her! Her daddy is sick and her family needs our support. Prayers. Words of encouragement, and for those of you who can, and feel moved to, donations. (There is a raffle for donations. You could win some great stuff like a laptop. I'm not saying that it was knocked off a truck or anything....but you know "FAMILY")
Now, get on over to Steph's place and give her your support. Or I'll bust out some knee caps. Kidding. Totally KIDDING. Now...go. Do! Support! LOVE YOUR FAMILY!
Comments are closed. GO leave your words of LOVE for Steph.
Princess of Sarcasm posted this yesterday! Ain't it purty? Do you know what it means? It means nobody messes with us up in our blog space without our friends coming to support us. It means we are family. Blogging family. Sure there are always squabbles, just like with any family (you only children out there don't understand, but the rest of us??? we totally know one day you love your sister/brother the next day maybe not so much). POS posted this after having to stick up for everyone's buddy Meeko.
Today? I am busting out my inner blogging "Soprano" and joining The Godfather Princess and sticking up for my family too. Yesterday....Tracie of Stir Fried Awesomeness (love her....little girl crush going on..Shhhh!) posted about a date from hell where she coined the phrase starter penis. Funny shit right? Yeah...I thought so too. So did my LIB partner Dual Mom over at We're at Dad's That Week. So Dual Mom posted her own "starter penis" story. If you didn't read those...you need to. Good stuff I tell you. FUNNY!
Well apparently Gregory J from Day To Day and Living My Life, Whatever did not appreciate Dual Mom's post. So much so, that instead of doing the classy thing and clicking off, and unfollowing? He felt the need to comment and call names. He called her the "c" word. That's right ladies and gents. Called her cunt. Now, I know you are all outraged! SO. AM. I. I use a lot of foul language. Hell, I can embarrass sailors with my potty mouth. BUT THAT WORD?Isn't used by people with any class or dignity. PERIOD. But, the story doesn't stop here my friends. OH NO. Not only did he call Dual Mom "the word that shall not be spoken again", he went to the blogs of those who commented and also called them the "word that shall not be spoken again".
I am not even kidding. WHO DOES THAT? WHO? FUCKTARD!
Oh...and then....then there was this little gem. Brea of Brea's Befuddled Brain his blog worshiping little bitch. She couldn't leave it alone and let FUCKTARD be low class. No..she also had to add in her low class two cents. **Update** I guess being dickless truly is Gregory's problem. It appears that in order to avoid facing up to his "word of hate" he has made his blogs unviewable. Here is his profile. There is email available. I won't post his email address, cause I am classy like that. BUT SHOW HIM THE FAMILY LOVE!
Thanks for letting the Sandman out of captivity. 'Bout freakin' time!
'Preesh 8 It!,
Finally rested Momma
Dear Google Reader,
Thanks for making me feel inept. Thanks for collecting, and collecting and collecting. Thanks for reminding me every. single. time I open a browser that I am in fact the worst bloggy buddy ever as of late. But most of all, thanks for accidentally losing ALL my stock piled blogs with that update so that I have no idea how much I suck. I guess I will start anew tomorrow. Hopefully everyone will still visit me. If not, I am sending the little Google Gnomes F'ers that I caught and have duct taped in my closet after you.
Blogger who used to get a lot of comments
Thanks for puffing my eyes out just enough to smooth away those ever increasing little crows feet in the corners. That is fantastic. Better than Botox really. However, I do not really need the constant watery itchy eyes that go with the puffy. I do not really care for the runny nose. The itchy roof of my mouth. The constant ringing in my ears I could also live without. So really, could you just leave the smoothed out lines and take the rest with ya? Go on ahead and get a move on would ya? The pharmacy keeps looking at me like a Meth head because I keep buying the behind the counter, over the counter drugs.
Just allergic not a Tweeker Momma
So go ahead....get your attitude adjustment over with. Write it down. FREE Therapy! And then get your butt back over here and link up!
Thank those people, places and things that deserve an attitude adjustment.
Dear Stomach Flu,
Thank you so much for shedding those five pounds I put back on being off the proverbial wagon! However, please show yourself to the door and do not infect my baby!
Still Woozy Stomached Momma
Dear Time Change,
Thank you for stealing an hour, I didn't need it anyway. Not like I could use every spare minute of extra sleep I can get thanks to the Sandman who is obviously still hibernating for the winter.
Still Sleepy Momma
Dear Daily Vitamin Regime, Thanks for giving me a false sense of security that I could fight off the gaboodles of sniffles, sneezes, coughs, aches, pukes, shits, fevers, and everyotherfuckingthing out there this season. You just reminded me that there is no end to the lengths I need to go in public not to touch anything. FUverymuch, Tired of Being Sick this Year
Dear Plethora of Antibacterial Gels I carry (or as Kamden calls you OCD juice), Thanks for falling down on the job. You let several slip past you this season. Get it together or you will be replaced. Disappointed, Obsessed with Germs
Dear Sandman, Don't think I don't know that the letters I wrote above really all boil down to the fact that my immune system is in the shitter thanks to your extended vacation. You have been hoarding all that sleep dust for yourself long enough. If you don't get back to work, I am reporting you to Mother Nature. Cause everyone knows that she is Queen of all you magical whateverthehell you call yourselves. And based on the winter we all just had....Imma say she is in a foul disposition. So don't say I didn't warn you. Thanks, Waiting for Sleepy Time
Well, there you have it folks. Write your gratitude, add some attitude and link up!
Eight years ago today, BDC and I said WE DO! It was not a big swanky affair. We weren't surrounded by friends and family, dressed up in uncomfortable tuxedos and dresses. Nope. We said our vows to each other in a humble ceremony at the Clerk of the Courts.
We were together some time before we tied the knot. Many of our friends and family figured we were a mismatched set. Not at all a pair to stand the test of time. Me, the wild untamed tornado. BDC, the more reserved quiet storm. BDC is more like a quiet rainfall, where I tend to be thunder and lightening. But together we light up the sky and shower those we love with joy and happiness.
We are that sickening sweet couple. We hold hands(yes in public). We dance together in the aisles at the grocery store. We date. We kiss and look at each other like it's still just as new as it was all those years ago. We love to spend our free time together, with our children.
So today, on The Ides of March, I wish BDC a Happy Anniversary. Love you babe! Here's to many many more to come!
Don't FORGET tomorrow is Tuesday! Woo Hoo! GWA! Grab the button and play along!
If you have been reading my blog long you know I am sort of a word nerd. I actually read the dictionary for fun. Always have. I love words. I love a thesaurus. I remember the first time I got a thesaurus I was mesmerized for weeks. I looked up every "cool" word I knew and learned all the synonyms for the word. Looking up every single synonym to make sure I knew all the definitions.
I know, GEEK right?
So today I thought I'd share some word fun facts. You can bust these little tidbits out on your unsuspecting friends and family and everyone will think you're smarter. Or not.
Hey, at least your children will think it's cool info. Or not.
O.k. so I will think you're cool. How bout that? We good now? Moving right along.
Almost is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
Rythym and Syzygy are the longest words in the English language with no vowels.
The word queue is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when you remove the last four letters.
Therein contains 10 words without rearranging any of the letters! There, here, ere, in, the, he, her, therein, herein, rein.
The only city in the United States spelled using all vowels is Aiea, Hawaii. Also, "q" is the only letter of the alphabet not used in the United States.
Subcontinental is the only word that uses each vowel, only once, and in reverse alphabetical order.
Wow...WTF? Lindsey is suing E*Trade for the commercials with the babies. Apparently babies aren't allowed to be named Lindsey? Or did you know that Lindsey is a name like Cher, or Madonna? Are you freaking kidding me? Smoke some more crack LiLo. Oh, and truly you are not that famous. Only Cher and Madonna can pull off that level of uber coolness. Puhleeeeezzzee!
Oh, and Corey Haim died from OD. What a waste. So...now on to the Wordless portion of WTF? Wednesday. Just because I love you all!
The Smack Talker
I'm a fast talkin', smack talkin', food lovin', recipe writin', ADHD sufferin', joke tellin', wit swappin', SNARKTASTIC mommy of five. I married Prince Charming who just so happens to be a Star Wars geek, and we are living happily ever after. I tend to over share, lose my cool and make rash generalizations. I'm teaching my kids to love everyone and appreciate all things. Did I mention I love FOOD?