Thursday, June 28, 2012

Good Golly!

What in the world have I been up to you ask? Good question. 

I've been to Target, several times, and last week I saw these.....
From the looks of it, these are training Cheetos for babies. You know, because there's no such thing as too young to get hooked on cheese puffs. 
I also went camping, AGAIN! I know what you're thinking. And you're right! I am NOT a camping kind of gal, yet every time I turn around I find myself headed for the forest with a pack of teenagers. For Pete's sake this must stop!! But not before you see this picture of the tent I set up all by myself. 
Pretty impressive, eh?
Thanks to my good taste in husbands I had the best tent ever. The top is open (well, not open exactly, it's like some kind of mesh screen. I'm sure there's some official outdoorsy word for it. The important thing is...I could see through it.) and when it got dark I was able to lie alone (thank you one man tent for keeping extra teenage girls out of my personal sleeping space) and see the bizillions of stars that you can only see when you are far from the brown city air. 

This is why (well one reason anyway) I don't camp. 
This is not a tan line, it's a dirt line. Eww!
I don't know if I mentioned it, but I've been trying to break free from the bondage of diet soda.
Now that Costco carries my drink of choice I'm pretty sure that's never going to happen.
Our son works at the local water park.
Earlier this week they caught some rascally teenagers "doing it" under a lounge chair.Under a LOUNGE chair. At a water park. IN THE DAY TIME!!
Everyday I inch closer and closer to moving to Texas and building a compound.
(This photo has not been altered, he really has an 8 inch waist.)

I think that catches us up. With any luck something eventful will happen over the weekend and I'll be able to thrill you with the details on Monday.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Remember when I told you guys I got a new phone and I asked you for your favorite apps?  Yeah, I didn't think so, since only ONE of you felt sharey enough to give me any tips. Whatever. It's fine, I went out and found some good apps on my own. I'm self sufficient like that.

Instagram, of course, I already had it on my ipod, it's fun, you know in that dorky posting pictures of your breakfast in return for pictures of people's sleeping dogs, kind of way. Also Mint.com for keeping track of  my money, seems like the perfect way to track my donut purchases and may be just the thing I need to break the habit. I had NO IDEA I was eating so many donuts! 

My favorite app so far is RedStamp. It lets you design physical postcards, you can even add pictures, and send them from your phone, all for the bargain basement price of $1.99 (that includes the personalized card and postage). Think of all the birthdays I will never miss again! Hallelujah!!

I wanted to see how the cards turned out before I started sending them out willy nilly to friends and family, so I did what anyone would do. I sent my husband a card......from the cat.
I am so funny.

ps~The card turned out lovely. 4X6, good paper, clear picture and it arrived within 3 days of my order. 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Also, waiting until the last minute never helps.

So.....Sunday is Father's Day and I am out of ideas.

I sent a card to my dad~

(I crossed out son and wrote daughter, I'm very sentimental.)

I cannot come up with a single good idea for my husband. I can, however, come up with a zillion crazy ideas*.
1. Pancake plates that have a syrup reservoir.
2. Man Candles that smell like, um, gunpowder and dirt. Sweet.
3. An Emergency Clown Nose. Of course.
4. A Chocolate Inhaler. For those times that you want to taste chocolate without eating any. Basically, never.

Any of these gifts would fit nicely into the Beer Beard prank gift box. When you don't actually want to give someone a beer beard, but you want them to think you did.
Is Father's Day a big deal at your house? Do you go crazy or do you let your kids make macaroni jewelry and call it a day?

*I found all of these crazy ideas, along with a bunch of really good ones on the Wantist blog/website. It's awesome.

Sunday, June 10, 2012


Ya'll, we saw this last night and I laughed until I cried. Two thumbs up.
*Stay for the credits, you won't be sorry.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Captain Adventure, that's me

I'm writing this on my phone, technology is my new best friend. I leave for Girl's Camp in a couple of hours. I should be sleeping but I can't. I hate leaving my house. It gives me anxiety. Being gone overnight gives me panic attacks. Every time I go to the grocery store I swear I won't go anywhere ever again. Which is a totally realistic vow. This year my daughter is going to camp for the first time so I really thought I'd be ok. Turns out, not so much. I'm lying in my bed trying to talk myself out of vomiting. With any luck I'll be able to post camp updates from my fancy new phone and you can follow along as I go crazy in the woods, it will be just like the horror movies of my youth , except I won't have mask....or a chainsaw.....Did I mention I love this phone? Cause I do. And even though I'm pretty sure Siri is mocking me sometimes, it's hard to stay mad at the robot who reminds you to return your Redbox movies so you don't get charged for an extra night.

Friday, June 1, 2012

I feel just like Jane Jetson

{I'm not sure why it looks like the box is sliding off the table. I suspect it has something to do with my photography skills. Mostly the fact that I'm without said skills.}

I've finally taken a giant leap into the future and gone and gotten myself an iphone. It's a little bit embarrassing  how excited I am and how much I love it already.

So, tell me, what are your favorite apps?