Saturday, November 29, 2008

Weagle Weagle War Damn Eagle... And all that Jazz.

I couldn't let an Iron Bowl Saturday pass without putting a little bit of trash talk out here on the web, I didn't get my nickname The Worlds Most Obnoxious Fan, by sitting and keeping my shut all these years.

I don't really know what to expect today - I know what should happen and I know what the line is on the game, but to be honest, I feel pretty good. We are due to hand someone an upset, it would be the only saving grace for this entire pathetic excuse for a season. It might also be the only thing that will save Coach Tub his job. I wouldn't count us out just yet.

So for now, we are off to an Iron Bowl Party, we are wearing our team colors and we plan to get our cheer on ,that's about all we can do!

WAR DAMN EAGLE EVERYBODY!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Song. An All Time Favorite.

I couldn't let Thanksgiving pass without re-visiting one of my all time favorite Adam Sandler moments. Happy Turkey day to you and yours!

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Facebook Friends and My Embarrassing Past.

Everybody that is anybody seems to be just as addicted to Facebook as I am. I have found so many lost friends and family it's ridiculous. This form of communication is right up my ally, email and posting on people's walls, no phone. Perfect. Need I remind you I loathe phone conversations and would prefer to stand in the corner and have people spit on me than actually talk on the phone, not to mention the fact that I can't carry on a conversation that doesn't require me to stop a bazillion times to tell a 3 year old that she can't in fact lay on her sister until she burps... because I said so....

I have recently come in contact with a ton of highschool friends. It's so great to see where their lives have taken them, to see pictures of them and their children. The ones that really blow my mind are the girls that were a year or 2 younger than me and have kids that are 8 or 9 years old!! It's so crazy to think about that when mine are still so little. Hubs keeps reminding me that we could have a 14 year old right now, insane!

If you knew me then, or you know me now, you know that I have a crazy, weird love for the New Kids on the Block. Ridiculous then and now, I know, but hey, what can I say? At least I can admit my problems, right? Well, there are a couple of girls that I have reunited with that I actually thought about a few weeks ago when I went to the concert in Atlanta. One wrote me today with a memory that I had completely forgotten about, or maybe chose to suppress, either way I had no recollection of it... At. All. Here's what she said:

Oh my goodness, as soon as I heard about the reunion I thought of you and S. as well!! Do you remember that "demo" tape we made and passed on to the concert security staff? We were so sure the NKOTB would listen and make us stars. How funny was that?!

What the What? I can't sing, what was I thinking? How pathetic could that have been? A recorded tape..... (yes tape) of us singing what? I'll be loving you forever? Hangin' Tough?

For the love of all that is holy, what the hell was I thinking?

Saturday, November 22, 2008

More From the Munchkin.

I've been storing these up and needing to document them somewhere and it was just too much for my sidebar.

While Hubby was getting ready for work the other morning:

Munchkin: Daddy, where are you going?
Hubs: Work
Munchkin: Again?
Hubs: Yes, honey again.
Munchkin: Why?
Hubs: So I can make some money
Munchkin: Well, Daddy, if you stay I can give you all of my money. the money in my piggy bank.

While we were at the movies:

Munchkin: Here Mom, want an M&M?
Me: No baby, that's ok, thanks
Munchkin: But why?
Me: I like the ones with peanuts, you eat it.
Munchkin: But Mom, you're a girl, your supposed to like all chocolate.

When I suspected she had wet her pants:

Me: Munchkin, did you wet your big girl panties?
Munchkin: No
Me: Are you sure? Let me feel your pants.
Munchkin: Mom, wait! Ernie wet his pants too, want to feel him?

The day we were supposed to go to the Pumpkin Patch and she woke up sick:

Munchkin: Are we still going to the Pumpkin Patch?
Hubs: "No, you're sick, you wouldn't want to go to the pumpkin patch and throw up all over the pumpkins would you?"
Munchkin: No....

And then she added: "But it would be funny"

Friday, November 21, 2008

Twilight Review *disappointed sigh*

Let me start by saying... SPOILER ALERT - SPOILER ALERT. If you haven't seen the movie and plan to, wait to read this. I don't want to put anything negative in your head for you to pick apart while watching the movie. Although, I feel certain that you will spot the flaws as easily as me and my "coven" did.

I tried really hard to keep my expectations low, or at least in check. When there is this much hype about anything there's really no where to go but down. As a surprise to my coven, I purchased some last minute tickets for the midnight showing. We arrived early to a packed theater of which we were NOT the oldest, by the way. The Summit logo appeared and squealsensued, I may have slipped a little myself. It was apparent from the get go that the acting for this movie was not going to be up to par. I have to give credit to the author. She wrote such explicit detail about Edwards facial mannerisms that it was going to be hard to duplicate on screen, for anyone. But wow! Between his nose covering in the biology class, to the strange look on his face when sucking the venom from Bella's arm he got only a couple of the looks right. When they were right, though, they were fantastic. There is some saving grace to the movie, I promise. Jasper, yikes! In the words of Mommapeas, he looked like he had a tazer up his ass the whole time.

One obvious disappointment to us was the meadow scene. In our humble opinion, this was a crucial part of the story... crucial for their relationship and it missed the mark by miles. The special effects were bad, our "glittering" vampire wasn't spectacular in the least. I've heard it described as no better than the body shimmer used in a Gay Pride parade. It just wasn't magical. Laying in the meadow looked awkward. His legs looked broken. It wasn't sunny or dramatic enough to put the relationship over the breaking point.

Being a music lover, I have thoroughly enjoyed the soundtrack, outside of maybe 2 songs I really, really like it and believe that a soundtrack can make or break a movie. While the music itself was good, it just wasn't used right. Hard to explain but again something that fell short.

The editing was bad, it was choppy and the special effects, were laughable. It just never meshed together well.

Now, for the good. As I mentioned before, when Edward got the look right, it was fan-freakin'-tastic, it made me remember for a brief second how much I loved the book, the story and the Twilight world I have been living and breathing for the past 2 months. The baseball scene was great and the ballet studio was probably my favorite, I think that's mostly because I am now more in love with the dirty, bad boy Vampire, James, than good boy Edward. His acting was probably better than anyones in the movie, and it had me wishing that he would have me for a snack, and not just to put me out of my misery... The kissing scene was also very good and gave us a little more than what was in the book. Something us "TwilightMoms" had been hoping for. We are starting a petition for a more adult, sexed up version of this series.... Who's with us?

So if you have resisted the urge to skip through and send me some hate mail, and are still reading, I will say. Go see it, just keep your expectations low and don't nit pick - it's very different than the book. The story ends up the same, but getting there is different and some times painful. Oddly enough, today, what I find myself thinking about are all of those really good parts, and even more oddly enough, I am dying to go see it again. How is that possible?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Mysterious House Of Illness.

Is this what happens when you decide to have a sea of offspring? Someone sick all the time? I guess to use the word "sick" would be overstating it a little, sometimes it's just a weird rash or bump, sometimes it's a weird fever spike, and of course we have our share of vomit, diarrhea, and snot. I'm learning that with 3 kiddos, odds are pretty good that at least one is going to be sick at all times. It's truly a good thing that the Dr's office doesn't charge per call or we would definitely be in the poor house.

The twins got their second round of flu shot on Tuesday, "Mary Kate" spiked a fever tonight. Just past the 48 hour window they tell me to look for. This has happened with her every time she's gotten a shot. I, Dr. "I'm a Mom" am now writing it off as a delayed reaction to vaccinations.

The Munchkin has had this weird breakout thing going on for a couple of weeks, I've consulted the internet, other Moms, and a Nurse. The Nurse said it's probably a contact allergy, and that she has super sensitive skin. I saw on the news the other day that it's Cedar and Juniper season and for people with allergies, that's what's in the air. So, Dr. "I'm a Mom" is diagnosing the Munchkin with a cedar/juniper allergy.

So there, problem solved. If anyone would like some advice on a mysterious illness running rampant in your household, leave me a comment, I will be glad to take a stab at it!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Grow Much?

Mary Kate and Ashley must be hitting another growth spurt.... They took their first bottle at 7:30am, it's now 10:30am, and in just 3 hours they have both had 16oz of formula, a bowl of oatmeal, and a jar of fruit. Did I say EACH! I guess it's back to the store for more formula. Sheesh.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Lopsided Day.

Today was nothing out of the ordinary for us, it just felt off to me. Ms. T was here helping and I love the days when she comes early enough to keep "Mary Kate and Ashley" while I run the Munchkin to school, it's the little things these days, trust me. On the way to the carpool line, I couldn't help but think of how lopsided the back seat felt without my other 2 girls back there. It was nice to chat with the Munchkin, but it just seemed weird. I got back home and loaded the twins up to take them to their first ever story time, (not ready for that by the way!) While on the way to the library, the backseat lopsided-ness had then shifted and it seemed weird that the Munchkin wasn't there to amuse her sisters. It seemed weird to be heading off to a story time without her.

I met some friends for lunch and ordered #24 like I always do, only the Munchkin wasn't there to eat the quesadilla, and half of my beans and rice. Weird, again. This was not the first time that I had been with one and not the other, or none at all, today it just seemed like I could feel the tilt in the car not having them all there.

I left from lunch to get my girl, the teacher loaded her in her seat and as I was driving away I couldn't help but smile. Finally, complete.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It Was Ladies Night, Oh What A Night!

I'm really not even sure where to start. Random Mommy and I had a hairbrained idea that it would be fun to go out, drink heavily and not have to take over the motherly responsibilities that we usually face every morning around 7am, hungover or not. If we are here, we are the ones that have to get up with the kiddos, even if we had nearly as much to drink the night before as the hubby's. So the plan came together. Mommapeas was having a birthday, we needed time "off" and wanted to be irresponsible. We talked with Daddypeas who was on board immediately with our surprise plan, the plan that started out as just getting a hotel room here in the Ham.' At our yearly Halloween party the plan began to expand to, where could we go and still be gone the same amount of time? The husbands were drunk and agreeable and the next thing I know we were booking a hotel in Nashville for a one night get-a-way.

It was the perfect trip. A little shopping, some singing, laughing, ranting, and chatting about our favorite subject right now, Twilight. And that was all before we got to the hotel. I packed a little bottle of whiskey, and when I say packed, I mean had it stashed in my purse the entire way there, just in case the need arose. We got ready while getting our drink on and headed downtown, via cab to start our night. We ate at a great restaurant and then headed over to the famous Tootsies. This is a must see if you ever travel to the fine city of Nashville, I have never had a bad time there. In fact when I look back on it, all of the times I have been there have been painfully fun.

It was there that the night got going in full force, we made fun of people, a lady with a fur trimmed coat kept rubbing it in our face, a bachelor came over to ask if we could sign his ass on a dare, and this is where I realized that I'm a geriatric magnet. I was getting hit on by some old men. A man that offered to take me to WalMart and buy some diapers for my babies, another with mardi gras beads, and a man from New York, with a lady from Mississippi, that I think would have taken one if not all of us home with them. We left there and hit a couple of other clubs, more randoms hit on us, and I vaguely remember anything more than "Abu," and the guy trying to help his buddy have a "good time" before he left for Iraq in 2 days, to which I replied, "it's a good thing we have a new President, he'll be home in no time...." It was around 3am when we stumbled to the first cab we could find and requested he take us to a Strip Club or Waffle House... This seems to be how the guys nights always end so we thought what the heck. We ended up at Waffle House after Jamaal jammed out with us in his cab. I guess he didn't think we were the strip club type. I don't remember what he music he played but I remember us singing like nobodies business, and maybe some Madonna?

We ate at WaffleHouse. I can't elaborate too much here, because I don't remember much. I know there was a couple that was friendly and we have a good picture, that's about it. Jamaal sent someone to get us and deliver us back to our hotel where Mommapeas and Random Mommy both slept pantless. What more can I say.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

A New Day!

Stole this from one of my Mommy friends, it's just a feel good. It's going on my ipod.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Total Cuteness!

Silver Lining.

This morning brings mixed emotions for everyone I know. Personally we are elated, I feel excited about what's in store for this country. The speech that our President- elect gave last night, gave me chills. And to be fair, McCains speech was also very good (and not just because he conceded.)

After this post, I'm going to try to be done with politics, at least for a while. The decision that we made was the right decision for our family, for the issues that matter most to us. I realize that every person and family is different and because of that, there are some very un-happy people right now, just as I would have been if the outcome was reversed. What I truly cannot understand and maybe someone can clarify for me is this:

It seems as if the majority of the McCain supporters I know are extremely religious people. I cannot tell you how many comments I have seen and heard that are bringing God into the election. People have prayed for McCain to win, they are asking for God to have mercy on us because Obama won.... I recently received an email suggesting that Obama is the beast that Revelation talks about, and the next 4 years will be the beginning of the end. If that is truly the belief then isn't this all part of God's plan? If this is truly your belief system, then shouldn't you be happy that you are that much closer to your "real home?" That much closer to taking your seat in heaven next to God? Wouldn't this suggest that God's will is being done? The way I see it is, for those that truly believe that, it's a win/win. If you are wrong, then that means Obama is doing a fantastic job. If you are right, then that means your journey on this earth is done and that God has called you home. There is absolutely nothing you can do to stop this process if it is Gods will. It's going to happen, whether it's now or a hundred years from now.

Don't you think that this morning there are people all of this country thanking the same God for answering their prayers?

It's all very deep here this morning, I realize. But the flood of anti-christ, Muslim terrorist emails I've received have really made me think. Not a single person I know that voted for or supported Obama sent one email degrading McCain, or telling completely fabricated stories about him. I'm sure they are out there and that they have circulated, I'm just saying that I haven't seen any, nor would I dream of sending something so absurd. Why is it so one-sided?

I personally am thankful for un-answered prayers. I am thankful that the Americans that have complained about this administration, this war, and this economy got out there and made something happen. People voted, people shouted yesterday that it's time for a change and they took action. I am proud, truly proud.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I Win!!! Obama 08' baby!

I have officially won the bet I had with hubs. A little over a month ago he bet me that there was no way in hell that I could make it to election day without getting into another political discussion/fight/argument/posting war/facebook group with anyone. Obama or McPain, didn't matter, I wasn't allowed to talk about it with anyone except for him, Random Mommy or Mommapeas. But now? I'm free, and ready to unleash an unholy amount of Obama-ness on those that have been pestering the shit out of me for the last month. My mind has been made up, I have done my research and any wavering I may have been doing was cut short the day "Failin" became the running mate for the Republican party.

I get that people feel like they are between a rock and a hard place, not really liking their options in this election, but what I don't understand is that there are people that I actually know, love, respect and feel are very intelligent people that truly believe that the McPain/Failin ticket is da' bomb. They honestly believe that this no brained, uneducated nitwit will make an excellent VP and that McPain will take over office and make things better than they were for the last 8 years. Atleast admit that you are voting for them because you would never dream of crossing party lines, not because you actually like them and think they will do a good job.

So, for all of those that sent me the "gifts" via facebook, and emails meant to make me think, re-think and run for the hills because it's the end of the world, you may want to save them for someone that won't feel compelled to wipe their ass with them.

Damn! It feels good to be able to speak again!

Monday, November 03, 2008

Weekend Re-Cap.

What a busy weekend we had... I guess if you could pick out just a few words to describe it, it would have to be:

  • Friends
  • Fun
  • Alcohol
Friday night we had our annual Halloween party here. Everyone was a good sport and dressed up. We had frat boys, eighties chicks, Obama and a Geisha, a Prisoner, Marilyn Monroe with an Ultimate fighter dude, Tin man, and of course my personal favorites, The Cullen Girls. That was just the adults. The kids were adorable as usual, and anxious to get their candy. The hubby's were cute as they made sure to load their "baby" carefully into the wagon without spilling her/him/it?

Saturday night, Hubs and I had an adult costume party. Not adult as in "adult" wink wink - but a grown up party. Although, there were so many sexy versions of costumes and cleavage at this party it could have been deemed "adult" by some. It's funny how once you have kids and are so consumed with them that you forget about how Halloween can bring out the inner slut in everyone. I've seen the sexy Dorothy's, witches and vampires, but this year I think the one that amused me the most was the sexy Mario and Luigi, as in the little men in the video game. I should have taken my camera.

Sunday, we had plans to head out to Moss Rock but we ended up spending the day on the sofa recovering before Mommapeas' birthday dinner. It was a girls night out, one of my favorite restaurants with my favorite friends. A great way to close out a weekend full of fun.

So, after this weekends festivities, I think I should be working the steps. There were massive amounts of alcohol consumed and I am now detoxing before another weekend full of:
  • Friends
  • Fun
  • Alcohol
Pictures coming soon! Stay tuned.