Saturday, January 31, 2009

Photo Hunt: Furry

Peace at Last

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Power 'Tools' for Chics (or...Awesome fun for your whoo ha)

Dude, I know I already posted less than a week ago about sex toy giveaways on some of my favorite blogs but I gotta tell you about this one cuz it's more "personal"...

Janet at Planet Of Janet is offering a Lily to one lucky commenter, and I know you wanna be that commenter!
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Monday, January 26, 2009

25 Random Things About Me

My friend Erica tagged me on Facebook for this and since I wanted to post something today I figured I'd do it here and 'feed' it there....

Rules: Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you.

(To do this on Facebook, go to “notes” under tabs (or the + sign) on your profile page, paste these instructions in the body of the note, type your 25 random things, tag 25 people (in the right hand corner of the app) then click publish.)

1. I won't be tagging 25 people for this.

2. I used to love to cook and bake.

3. I've been married for 12 years.

4. King and I have been together for over 13 years.

5. I'm in love with Pembroke Welsh Corgis and would have a herd of them if King would allow it.

6. I am a trivia fiend, most people won't play against me.

7. I can seem indecisive at times but only when I honestly have no real opinion on the matter.

8. I abhor laundry duty but am so OCD about the way things are done that I HAVE to do the laundry.

9. My dogs makes me laugh every day.

10. My Puerto Rican step-father raised me, and while I didn't learn to speak Spanish I can pick out a lot of the words and I tend to enjoy watching the tele-novellas on the Spanish channel.

11. I love to grow orchids and wish I had a greenhouse to grow more of them.

12. I want to go back to college, but I don't know what for.

13. I have lived almost everywhere in this country but would go home to Northern California in a second.

14. I fucking swear a shit-ton (Thnx Erica)

15. I'm dying to get out in my new garden. Stop laughing, yes I garden.

16. I have an irrational fear of shell fish, they look like bugs.

17. I wish I had taken better care of myself in my youth.

18. I'm actually starting to like my sister.

19. I would rather do it wrong 50 times than ask for help.

20. I'm both over-protective and a total slacker when it comes to my boys.

21. I've been meaning to learn how to sew, I just haven't gotten around to it yet. My MIL even gave me a sewing machine for Christmas 2 years ago and I have yet to use it.

22. I procrastinate.

23. I can't think of the last time I had someone just "stop by" to visit.

24. I haven't lived within 50 miles of a good friend in several years. Mostly just acquaintances.

25. I'm happy with the way things have turned out. I'm happily married, my kids are happy and healthy and our lives are going well.

So now as far as blogs I'm gonna tag..... Holly, Beth, Jewels, Lisa, Melody and her sister, and finally Jenny (c'mon you're bored waiting for that bebe anyway)
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Friday, January 23, 2009

I love sex. It's free and doesn't require special shoes....

"There's nothing inherently dirty about sex, but if you try real hard and use your imagination you can overcome that." ~Lewis Grizzard

Two of my favorite blogging women are having give-a-ways this week from Eden Fantasys, and I highly recommend you check them out.

At Secret Agent Mama, Mishi is giving away a gift certificate. Over at The Only Thing I Know, Judith is giving away a sex sling. Nope, you read that right....SEX SLING.

So run on over and enter to win both, we both know you kinda want to....*wink*
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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Over the river and through the woods.... Grandmother's house we go....

Okay so being only 33 and my eldest child being only 11 I probably don't have to worry a ton about grandchildren (unless there's something The King has neglected to mention), but for some reason I started thinking the other day about what I want my grandchildren to call me once they are here and can speak.

In my family growing up I had Grandma N and Grandpa C, Grandma R and Grandpa F and when mom remarried Abuelita and Grampa when someone said "Call Grandma back" I'd say "which one?". Same thing with my Grandpas. The only one I knew for sure was Abuelita, otherwise it was just too confusing.

When The King and I got preggo with Knave we immediately started trying to figure out names for all the Grands, we also had to take into consideration the fact that most of my Grands were still alive and ALL of The King's Grands were still living. This took a lot of thought and of course input from the Grands themselves.

My parents went with Papi (my stepfather is Puerto Rican) and Nonna. My father went with Papa D. The King's folks decided on Papa & Nana. It all worked out okay because the Great Grands all basically kept their previous titles, though my maternal Grandmother (now widowed) decided to have the boys call her GiGi, as in G G (Great Grand).

So here's where my new found urge to pick my 'Grand' title comes from.....even if my first grandchild doesn't show up for 15 years, our parents are young enough to still be around (and so is GiGi).

So what to call ourselves to avoid the confusion?

The King wants to be called Opa, he says it sounds fun and he wants to be a fun Grandpa. Since German is part of his heritage and mine, I figure why not. Now I on the other hand would like to be called Mémé (French for granny). I figure if we are lucky enough to become Great Grands someday maybe then I can be Oma to King's Opa....
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Goin' to the Movies....

The King and I told the boys that we would take them to a movie last weekend and after much discussion and a little bit of a disagreement about whether or not 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop' was an "Ernest" movie in disguise, we agreed on 'Bedtime Stories' so we looked up movie times and made a plan for later that day.

As usual on the weekend The King practiced his hobby of holding down the furniture so it doesn't blow away when the warm air blows out of the furnace, it was while he was doing this that he happened upon an ad for 'Inkheart' and decided that he wanted to wait till this weekend to go to the movies because 'Inkheart' is the movie he really wants to see....

Honestly I was thrilled, and so was Ace.......Knave on the other hand has been moping since I said I would rather be blinded by birds than watch 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop', so he of course had to be contrary about it. I've decided that Knave is going whether he likes it or not. If I have to I guess can watch 'Paul Blart' on DVD with him when it comes out (Remind me to drink that day, Thanks).

Ace has read the book you see so he is already a fan, I plan to read them soon I promise. So what's all the hubbub about? Well take a look.....

I'll let you know next week if it lived up to Ace's expectations, but I have to say a date with my King (even if I have to bring the kiddies) is a wonderful thing so I'm already happy!
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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"I've come to wish you an Unhappy Birthday...."

I love that song. It's by The Smiths. Every year on my birthday I hear this song playing in my head all day long. I'm not really sure why, it's not as though my birthday is particularly bad every year or something.....actually, my 30th birthday was a blast.

My birthdays just tend to be kind of lonely.

My parents live out west as does my sister and most of my friends. I have some other friends scattered around the country but none that are close enough to come for a birthday dinner and make it home that same night.....makes it hard to have a celebration.

Then again it's kinda always been that way, for one thing it's way too close to Christmas and for another it's almost always frigid or overly snowy. Not exactly the kind of weather you drag people out in.....

So this year it's just gonna be the King, Ace, Knave, the pups and I but I think it's gonna be a good one. The sun is shining and there's fresh powder, I even got to sleep in thanks to a snow day so hey, Happy Birthday to me!
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Books, books...I love them...

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