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Have you Met these Blogs? (And my horror list.)

August 24, 2008

That Crazy Mom


April Twitters here. She is a single mom, and I find that amazing. I love her ‘green’ posts. And I hear it on the gas prices too! And how cool is this!! She does awesome graphics for blogs and such, check out her other site here



Magpie Ethel
(This photo isn’t her you’ll have to read her bio to find out who it is…)

I had no idea what the deal was behind the blog name, and just today I read her about page…sorry I’m slow. So start there. And then oh my. Enjoy all the Estate Sale Friday finds. Who knew all that kitchy holiday…um…crap…could be turned into such cool things! I’m serious, hit that link and then scroll down to see all the amazing things she picks up. I can’t wait to see them all reborn at Christmas time!!

Oh please, can I just pet some of these tiny reindeer? Just a little bit? And last. Oh. Could you just die and go to heaven in this place? I could. I really could. I plan to have a little room out back and call it my studio. What…? I do.


Loving Heart Mommy


How cute is this blog title? Awww. Kristinia is one of these moms who has got it goin’ ON! You know what I mean? I honestly can’t keep track of all the things she has up in the air at once…From reviews to giveaways to funny stories…amazing. (and I’m not just saying that because she has my ApricotAlot shop button up on her site….) Let’s see she also is mom to two kids and EXTREMELY pregnant with baby number 3, and married to a hunky Navy Man. I just read that she’s dealing with Crohn’s disease (while pregnant!) ugh. I love checking in with her site often to see what’s going on over there! Lots of fun! PS if you dig back a few pages you can see photos of her very pregnant naked belly. I’m not linking it you have to go find it yourself.


On The Upside


You might have seen this lady around, she’s a complete commenting dynamo. I know I’ve seen her profile stamp on a lot of your blogs already! Her blog title says it all. This is one serious glass half FULL type. And since I’m not…it’s a nice breath of fresh air to read her blog. Kellan has 4 children the oldest two are twins and 16 yrs old and the youngest is 6. I love reading the funny stories about her escapades with teens and with the young ones… Here’s the best, best one about the twins. And this one is great about the 11 year old. And this one’s for youngest one. Note her style of writing on her blog…LOVE it. And her little post script ‘on the upside’ at the end of each post…see I told you, …half full kinda lady. I like that. Read Thursday’s post, cuz I think it’s a lot like how we all feel about this weird thing we call blogging. I agree anyway.


And now.
Off to bed.
The house is 90 percent packed up. That other 10 percent? Oh it’s awful. Awful as in a bad horror flick awful. All the weird little stuff that you should really just throw out (and you should see the bags and bags of CRAP I already threw out), but you keep telling yourself, I’ll just have to go out and buy it when I get moved right?

I’m talking about:

  • Lip balm.
  • Tampons, (Sorry guys, they’re in the cupboard).
  • Printer ink.
  • Mayonnaise. (Doesn’t travel too well does it?)
  • Hubby’s shaving cream (and since it’s an aerosol can’t be packed on the truck and will have to drive with us in the van….)
  • Tennis Racquets–where the heck do you PACK them?
  • PENS…What? Do they multiply all naughty in the back of the drawer?
  • Your mother’s tomato preserves in glass jars. GLASS! Crap.
  • Photo Albums. Can’t trust those to a giant truck, I don’t care who the driver is.
  • And of course. The computers. When, tell me, should I begin packing them up? And NO. They will not be traveling on the truck. They will have a front seat position next to me!
  • Lastly? THE CAT! Oh my. The cat? The vet offered to sedate her. (Me too?!) And the pet store gave me some sort of herbal ‘calming’ drops (Can I use ’em on the kids you think?)

Sorry, I should have called August the ‘Diary of a House for Sale and what the People who used to live there are going through.’ (You can see my THREE junk drawers here. They are no more.)

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More reviews and an Update…

August 21, 2008

First, the update. It sucks. All of it.
We did find a nice house to rent, so that is one HUGE stress to stop worrying about.
But the packing. Stressing over this house. And the packing?! I know there are so many out there with a lot worse problems than a husband who has just found his dream job and needs his family to move 2 states away so he can enjoy that dream job?
But right now, it is so giving me grief. (Good thing I don’t have time to pee, much less think on it, or I’d be a complete boobing mess!)

PS.

Saag Paneer
photo by Parvinder Singh
This is Saag Paneer. My FAVORITE Indian dish. I think the Paneer is about the homemade cheese and the Saag is about the spinach. But I am all about eating this with rice and garlic Naan. It’s what we ate last night. Take out. Don’t let the green sway you…it’s YUMMY. We are about to embark on a week long take out tour, cuz tonight is the official pack up the kitchen night!

Okay quick reviews today, sorry they are short, I swear it’s not that I don’t love these ladies. Cuz. I do.

Don Mills Diva

Okay– for the longest time I thought this gal’s name was Don. Which is fine of course, so Mills must be her last name? So She’s Don and she’s a Diva? But no. I’m a dunce. Don Mills is the town in Canada where KELLY lives!!! Hello? Duh. And my favorite line of hers comes from her bio: ‘Clinging to the crumbs of my coolness’. Oh I hear you. Well, I wasn’t cool before kids so maybe I don’t hear it… oh, you know what I mean…

I loved these two posts. One right after Blogher (I guess there was some hullabaloo over Mommy Blogging not being real?–I wasn’t there, so maybe I’M not real?). And this one just about writing and blogging and the whole privacy thing. It’s true. How do you figure that stuff out? Did you notice the part where she mentions like it’s nothing that she’s a float plane pilot like it’s nothing? Go ahead, she’s a real writer, so you (ahem, I) might learn something! I like this one too…Ducks, Float Plane, Cute Kid!


Bloggety Blog Blog

This one calls herself Saucy. And I believe her. She calls her husband Veto for heck’s sake! And I’m pretty sure I found her through Today’s Creative Blog. Which means…yup. She’s creative! You should see her kitchen re-do on a house they affectionately call the ‘flip house‘. (Scroll down to the amazing kitchen transformation!). But I still think her own laundry room wins. I asked her if she was Mormon with a laundry room like that? She said, no. She’s a JAP. Jewish American Princess. So there. And to prove my questioning… here’s a terrific Diaper Cake Tutorial? See, she could be Mormon? Just sayin’.


A Real Anti-Supermom

Oh the good blog titles! Are you keeping track? I’m serious I may be giving away a prize at the end of this and make all of you vote for the best blog title. So be ready.

Beth is pretty funny and makes it easy to find good posts to share…Thursday’s post is funny, and don’t we all love it when the kids share more information than they should? My 4 year old kept telling people that he had a little brother, and everyone kept asking me if I was pregnant or something! Ha! NOT. And here she is doing a good deed in the form of a PSA. (Um…boobs or not, it was worth it?) Lastly this is one of her posts that I totally understand…. I want to be an Anti-Supermom too.


It All Started At Kent State

Hmmm. I just realized I do not know the why behind her blog title? Laurie must have met her husband there right? I mean cuz there are a lot of other things that started at Kent State…war protests, student riots…? Nah, it’s gotta be the love story thing started there right? I’ll have to ask her… Here’s what I do know. She’s a nurse. She loves the Cleveland Indians. (And Manny Ramirez). She has two cute kids. And I first met her when I read a very touching post about the loss of her twin babies. She’s actually one of the Momo moms I’ve stumbled onto, but the high risk part was devastating for her and her family. Here’s the lines from that post that still reach out to me:

1. Why can some people have twins, triplets, quads, etc. and are able to handle it?
2. Why can other people have twins with siblings and can handle it?
3. Why would God take my babies?
4. What did I do to prove to God that I could not handle it?

Heartbreaking huh?

She’s such a trooper though, and I enjoy reading her blog. Go check out this post about her daughter’s favorite stuffed animal. Very CU-UTE.


That’s all for today. Heck probably the week.

Off to that kitchen junk up. I mean pack up.
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Four Score for You about You in August.

August 18, 2008
Our Dog Eared Digest

Okay. Great Blog Title again.
LingoVise is the lady with the Pseudonym here. (I know her real name, but I’ve been sworn to secrecy. And you know what I’d have to do if I told you?)

From her bio:

“Our not so little family is made up of 3 humans, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 3 turtles and One tortoise!” And my dear Lingo, that’s a lotta crazy for one house! My cat puts us over the edge, much less all that!?

I’m guessing here, but I think I linked up with her from The Great CecilyR’s PSF carnival (see CecilyR post here).

Some posts I’ve enjoyed: This one reminds me of my own 4 year old’s escapades. You must see the T-Shirt he is wearing…. And I’m not sure but I think she is mocking the rest of us in this one. I think she was seriously asking for sympathy? NOT from me…Jealousy, maybe? And this is one of the first ones I remember reading of hers. Who doesn’t enjoy someone less tanned than yourself..me and my slightly darker tanned skin (and likely more cancerous) say, ha! (Still jealous about that kitchen).


Off we go to the next blog…

Classy and Fabulous


Oh my fun little (and MUCH younger) (and much blonder) (and much cuter)…

Well crap, Sarah sucks.
See– here’s a picture of her to start.
I know? I told you.

Anyway, even though I hate her…(I don’t really)…well not muchShe’s also crafty. Had possibly a MORE rockin’ garage sale than I did. (Ohhh please click that one, for crying out loud, THE GUY WITH THE HONDA! Did you click it? I will so know if you didn’t?) And the poor thing recently lost her mother. And I so feel for that. How awful. At any age? She’s still in school, everyone say “blech”, but has a cute boyfriend, everyone cheer. And since she’s like my only friend right now who doesn’t have 2.7 children and a dog (real or imagined–being a friend part not the dog), everyone please stop in and say hi to her. Cuz, after this feature, I’m not sure she’ll let me keep her otherwise…. (Plus this one is just funny).


The Bean.

I’ve been saving this one. And don’t let that oh too sugary sweet baby picture at the top of her old blog fool you. She’s hilarious. But probably I wouldn’t call her sugary sweet. Um No. I just have to tell you there are swear words in her writing. But I still laugh. Hey, they just write ’em and I’m just featuring is all. I think she’ll understand my little disclaimer. She doesn’t use the F-word in this one (at least I don’t think she did? Beware anyway) but there is talk of boogers. So go there first. But she does in this one and I’m still linking it (even though I am NOT on her dinner list…oh well.) You can meet her Jake Ryan and everything.


Last one for today, we’re back to Rated PG…

Straight to Your Hart

The tYpo isn’t mine, it’s her last name…get it?
How creative is that?
And oh my heck, Melanie is so very much FROM the same tiny town in Oregon that I am MOVING to? She moved to Utah. I think that’s Irony?
(You’ll get the funky font size-thing when you click over to her blog…)

She’s killing me with all of her recent posts. She just got back from a whole huge family reunion in Oregon and ALL THOSE PICTURES!. Go have a look. Harris Beach. Lava Caves. I’m so excited to see these places for MYSELF. I think this was the first post of hers I ever read. And I’m not sure but the list at the bottom of each post I think is her daily grateful list? (You wish you came up with THAT idea didn’t you?) Everyone say awwwww. Sweet huh? And oh. my. heck. who doesn’t love a before and after post…of the writer! Love that Jr. High feathery look Mel!
And Mel? What’s up with Scorpions AND Enya on the same playlist.com? That’s just…weird? And PS. Thanks SO MUCH for the Nibley’s referral. ExCeLLANT!

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4 More. Kind of Random.

August 13, 2008
Moving at the Speed of Life
Jacki is the hostess with the mostest on this one.


It’s sad, I honestly can’t remember how I ‘met’ Jacki?
If you remember please share?

I’ve enjoyed talking with jacki through her blog and emails. I’ve even talked to her husband (cool photoblog…there I go again with the photo addiction).

They just got back from a family trip to Denmark! Jea-EAlous! I love the windy beach pictures from this post.

And this dog post is great… And oh my heck, cute kid pics here… Go on. Tell her Carissa sent you.





The Zoo


Bonnie is the Boss over her world. She has 5 kids and none of them are twins for a change, eh?

She’s a funny lady and I’ve ‘known’ her almost from the beginning. (I’ve only been doing this blog thing for 6 months.) We bonded over GetThatOutOfYourMouth and I especially like the nicknames she has for her kids.

I almost got to meet her….but in the end she didn’t want my craptastic piano after all…

I’d still like a meet and greet. (And I think it might happen! All you Utah mom bloggers! Head’s up, let’s do do lunch before I ditch this joint?—more on that later).

Back to Bonnie the Boss. Funny lady. And she’s inspired me more than once. Here’s one I out and out copied. And I swear I never called them Gorilla poops? And the poor girl has had a bit of a rough one with hearing loss and vertigo. So go visit her and laugh along…into her good ear.

Noble Pig

How cool is it when famous people comment on your blog?

How much more cool is it when famous Pigs comment?!

I assume everyone knows Cathy. If you don’t. Well. You should.

Oh my. Where to start? Where? Here? Well yes. But not everyone loves asparagus as much as I do. How about here? But then This One would feel left out. (And believe me we don’t want that). And she says this one is easy…but…? I don’t know? I could screw it up.



Coast Rat

And because I met this gentleman somehow through Noble Pig’s site, seems appropriate to introduce him to you now?

I may get this wrong, please correct me? Lance lives in Wisconsin, but has been on a personal mission in Mississippi helping hurricane victims purely on his own dime? He is back in Wisconsin right now but will be going back to Mississippi… is that right? I have a couple bird loving friends back East and he reminds me of them when I see his bird watching updates (cool photo on that one). And how about some coastal good eatin’. Oh how I miss living near the ocean for seafood? (I’ll be several hours in-land in Oregon, but a heck of a lot closer than here!). And what else? Civil War Reenactments! Of course!

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The three with the twos…

August 10, 2008
Radio Flyer Twins
Picture by Jaye_Elle.

And now… More of the Momo Moms. Hey that’s what they call themselves. Like Arizona, three more mommy bloggers who just happen to have twins. And just happen to be friends of mine. Now they can be yours.

First up:

Seven Clown Circus
Good name eh?

Angie is behind the screen on this one.

And I have yet to ‘meet’ her in real life, but I’m so working on it. See she lives in Oregon, and I’m moving to Oregon…it’s possible right? Enough with the stalking. Angie recently went to Cancun (didn’t even take me, humpf). And yes she posted about it, but this is the one that I like the best. She notices small things. And with 5 kids? Yes, craziness at their house. A regular Circus I imagine…(see how I got that in there?). Twin talk on this one. And enterprising souls on this one. I’m working on getting her twitterified, stay tuned… She also has ‘mentored’ me a bit on the whole blogging, why we blog, how to blog, blog, blog? Thanks Ang.


The Princess and The Peas
Wow. Is that a great header or what? I mean, GREAT!
Oh and her blog name is great too. Don’t get me wrong…but THAT header!
Jocasta is her name. And I’m still waiting to find out the story there? Is it a kiwi thing?

Cuz. She lives in New Zealand. And therefore she is often my late night twitter/email/bloggy commenting friend. You can follow her on Twitter by clicking here. Now for her blog. How cute is she with the big at home birthday party. I LOVE the cakes from past B-days. And of course drama carting around twins!

I feel so worldlly talking to Jocasta. I’ve learned that it’s 5PM there when it’s 11PM for me. I’ve learned that there is no quarter in New Zealand, and a bunch of other great phrases, like: Flumed. As in “he made me angry, and I’ve been so flumed all day!”. I’ve used it three times and I only just learned it yesterday! Thanks, that’s a true friend. (Did I mention the header?)


And one more….

The Heiner Clan
Finally! One Momo mommy I’ve actually met.
(She bought some bags from me, and since she lives so close I just up and dropped ’em off to her!) Her name is Jaime. But you can call her Superjaim. I do.

First I want to introduce you to her babies. (They’re big now) But I still think this picture should have won. I plan to call up 5minformom any day now. And here’s part 1 and 2 of the whole Momo thing…will you please beg her to FINISH the dang thing? And just cuz she bought my crap, would you please take a look at hers…I mean, dang! Those are cool candles! She’s having a sale in August in case you need an extra push. Sheesh just click the link already!!!

And I believe there are more twin mommies on my bloglist, if I don’t get it right, feel free to correct me. By all means, isn’t that what blogging is for?

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First….Cupcakes…

August 8, 2008

I have just enough time to post this quick and maybe (just maybe) get to bed early. Jocasta and Laura will be so bummed I’m sure…

But first. I have been doing research.
mini chocolate cupcakes
Picture by Chotda

Ha! I had no idea these existed. Can you please come over and share them with me? (I MEAN THE DETAILS!) And these too, if it’s not too much trouble. (A little bribe for helping me pack of course!) How I wish.


Off to your blog hopping now.

My Chaos My Bliss.
The famous CecilyR.

As a rule I sort of don’t like tags. And I’m just plain confused at ‘awards’. And carnivals?? But it turns out I like Cecily’s Photo Story Friday. And when I’m in a groove I even play along. (I told you yesterday I have a soft spot for photo blogs…I’m a wannabe, but I talk too much…see there I go again). Back to Cecily. Please see this post on her local Wreck Center. Friday’s post is still talking about it, (and her booty). I love this picture collage. And I KNOW WHERE THIS IS, do you? She recently moved from Oregon to Utah (I think she told me that), and isn’t it weird that I’m moving from Utah to Oregon? Like maybe we’re related or something? Oh here’s her twitter handle…go follow her.


And now for two newbies again. (to me that is)

Angelika

Straight up I met her through Entrecard. And I’m glad I did. First, her intro paragraph right there on her blog was enough for me. I thought I had a good gig making fun of memes. She just steals them outright! And she may well be just as smitten with Hugh Laurie as I am. How do I know? See this post and this post and this one..oh and her header? Yup sliver of Dr. House right there! And if you need a how to talk to your son about sex- lesson…or was it how not to talk to him? Not sure… Ether way, she’s a treat.


Next blog for today…

Honey Pie
My good friend Kaye introduced us. (And I don’t think she knows it?)
Alice is the author humorist extraordinaire.

Sorry I used that word already in this series didn’t I? Well she is. In the first post I read of hers, she used the words Radiator Fluid and Nudie Snap-On Tools. And I’m not sure but I think she likes the Twilight Series? And her latest giveaway was seriously funny. But the comments in her post after the giveaway, MUCH FUNNIER.

Go ahead. Click them. Enjoy. I already did.

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Dog Days of You: Some Old, Some new, Some Inbetween

August 7, 2008

The View From Our House.
Meet Laura.
Mother to 4 kids.
The youngest are twins.
I think she falls into the known-her-for-a-while-blog category.

Thanks to Arizona (in one of my previous August features) I seem to have hit the mother lode of twin blogs. Not just any twin blogs. But Monoamniotic Twin blogs. What does that mean? Only one sac. It’s rare. And I think I know all 12 of the moms online! Laura explains it all much better here..

Something else very cool about Laura? Hair. Yup. I’ve read a lot of posts about hair on her blog. This one is famous in the twin blogging world. But I like this one MUCH BETTER. Grin. I also got a kick out of her 300th post, 100 list. Don’t worry it was only 70… And then it wasn’t… She’s a hoot. Enjoy.


Next up…a newby. To me anyway.

Sapid Existence
Photo Blog by Chris Osborne.
I pretend to be a photographer. And I’m sort of addicted to photo blogs.
I believe the Great Cecily R. is to blame for this one. I’m pretty sure I found Sapid through her photostory Friday links.

In fact this picture is one of the first ones I ever saw. And it totally takes me back to high school. Right after a meet up like this, we would turn around and yell ‘ACE!’ and then dive out in a circle. I know. Geeky. And then please notice the picture right after entitled Reflecting-Pool. It rocks. I love photo blogs.


And now…
A couple tweeners.
As in in-betweeners. Known ’em for a while, but not too long.

Compost Happens.
Again with the terrific blog name? You have to agree it’s a great name!
And the wallpaper on her site (it’s new)? How it’s all plants and stuff, following the theme?
I know. Cool.

Let’s see…What do I know about her. Well, her name for one. Daisy. Even her name is great! And she’s a school teacher, elementary. And she judges piano competitions in her spare time (as if she has any). And she’s a twitter freak. (Guess what her twitter name is? Yup. DDaisy.) And she takes LONG driving vacations.(read down to the best bumper sticker and the second post bumper sticker too!) And she has a kid in college and one at home. And I don’t know much about her husband, but he makes fun of her for taking pictures of her compost heap (but I love those photos). And she’s just plain nice to me. So that’s worth it all, eh?


I know, a lot today. But I might not get back here for a couple days so I had to stock up. Last one for today…

Thou Shalt Not Whine
I am so going to have a contest at the end of all this.
And you will have to vote for the best blog name.
Cuz. Doesn’t this one kill you? And the actual URL is:
AndIMeanIt! Get it? And I Mean it?? anyway…

Jill cracks me up. Again, I should really post some of the emails she’s sent me. She is mom to 4 kids. And I wanted to mention her post about bread making. But Tuesday’s post is too funny to be talking about bread. And her kid has my same kid OCD problem. There are potty training issues at her house(in case you and yours might be suffering the same). And I think she bought this, because of those issues. And this post just made me laugh. And she lives in Utah!? Small world. I haven’t meet her in real life, which is always a weird thought ain’t it? But I’d like to.


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Dog Days of You: My Crafty Pals.

August 6, 2008

Okay.

Did anyone even notice that I was missing? As in TOTAL SYSTEM FAILURE missing?

As in. It’s one thing to go without internet for a few measly days while on vacation no less! But OH. MY. HECK. Complete meltdown! Still don’t know if I’ve lost the photos. THE PHOTOS! {Gnashing of Teeth noises}

Computer is back. My sweet baby. I guess it could be worse if one of my kids were sick?? Maybe…And right now the worst part is I don’t have time to download firefox. Stuck using IE6, now that is the definition of Hell.


Back to the plan. My recent new crafty pals for today’s August Dog Days of You.

Today’s Creative Blog

and

At Home Redesigns

Oh my-so exciting and so fun to check in with these two like everyday. Okay. Sometimes 2x a day? Three?

Kim {AKA ‘Scraptomylu’} is the brains behind Today’s Creative Blog.

And don’t let her feature presentation blog niche fool you, she is a charm of a creative gal all by herself. See her other blog Scrap To My Lu for lots of examples! As she says it: She’s a Crazy, Crafty, Decorating, Fitness Instructor Mom. Whew! Tuesday’s Post on TCB is a perfect example of why I was so drawn in to her blogging world. It is soooo a world of beauty. And I’ve found some seriously fun new bloggy friends thanks due expressly to Kim! You will too…(here’s an example of exactly a feature Kim did and now I’ll be featuring her too! Later…you have to wait.)


My second crafty pal today really should be called

Decorating Diva Extraordinare!

Mary Harrington is a professional room re-designer and real estate stager…I thought those kind of amazing creative people only existed inside my TV on HGTV? Mary, if you are real…will you PLEASE come over and stage my house! Oh my gosh(!), we need to sell the dang thing in less than 30 days! I think she could do it, too. See this post. First. If I had that mantle and she could do the magic? Can you say SOLD! Second. If I had that Star, I’d keep the house!

And I was so impressed with the easy changes here. {Note the funny post title.} Next, for absolute sureness, this is my mostest favorite of her re-designs. Holy Batman! I love the ‘new’ room! How much does her services cost? Cuz I’m serious. I need her help! Maybe I could take up a donation?

I’ve made you curious haven’t I? Go ahead. Click away from Good and Crazy. I’ll be back in September…I hope?


And PS. Remember the dang foot surgery a few months ago? All was well, until a sharp stabbing pain under my big toe began to feel just like I’m walking on broken glass…{are you singing yet?} But it does. LIKE GLASS. And lucky me I get a second surgery today. To remove the SCREW. The one that wasn’t supposed to need to be removed? (Sorry Linda over at ShortPump, it seems that I lied about it all being easy peasy and roses.) I’ll be grogged out tomorrow but please let me be back by Thursday! Enjoy the two above blogs today instead.. The Management.

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August Dog Days continues…

August 4, 2008

The next blog on our rainbow tour… (which makes me start humming Evita).

Yet again, another blog greatly named.

The Crazy People Next Door.

And the author? YesMyNameIsArizona. Well, who else would it be?
She keeps me hopping just hearing about her twin baby girls and older brother and Greek shoe-whacking Yia-Yia. And you want to know a secret? She was darn near the first person to ‘talk’ to me online. She’s like my first blog-friend. I think I first saw a comment from her on Scribbit’s blog. And I followed over to her blog, and I was hooked. The first entry I ever read of her’s was about how to say SpongeBob in Greek. Now who doesn’t need to know that!?

I believe I may have corrupted her into getting hooked on Twitter. So add her to your follow list, she deserves it.


Today’s second Blog of Note:

Another oldie but a goodie? I don’t mean her! Turns out Kaye’s the same age as I am (Okay we’re both old). I mean she read my blog back when it was a tiny newborn, still drinking it’s mother’s milk.

The Butler Diaries

And if you want some hi-jinx at the local small town funeral home? (I kid you not it’s called Kernodle Funeral Home). This is the blog for you. And if you want some Taco Tuesdays (on Mondays) then there you go. How about some public relations advice? Sure.

She also cuts her friends hair, built a deck this summer, and survived the 2008 floods. Oh and is raising two teenagers during all this. The very next time I am in Arkansas, I am so stopping by her neck of the woods. (Tell Tim I’d like to try out the pool!) I’m working on getting her hooked on Twitter Crack. Everyone please stop by her blog and beg her to join…! I’ll be so grateful.

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August: The Dog Days of YOU…

August 2, 2008

You… my comment queens. My new BFFs. (And each of my 2 male amigos).
I expect you to be nice. I expect you to understand. That I can’t keep up with the blog race this month. Instead, I will be using you highlighting you and your blog! While I am too busy: cleaning, packing, crying, hunting for a place to live, taking a Zantac, saying goodbye to old friends, crying some more…and then…MOVING. (Where’s my tissue?) Please take a link and enjoy these upcoming blogs like I do.


I think I’ll start with MerlotMom. Because except for the wine part I think we have a lot in common. She recently got booted off Allmediocre. (So did I) She is very funny in a hilarious yet sophisticated way. (Ahem, so am I?)

Oh forget it. She’s cool, I’m not. And the real reason she is first on my Monthly Link-a-Thon? She added my Anti-MEME button to her site. So she must think like me at least a little bit?? And doesn’t that add to my coolness factor?

“All of a sudden my saga lost it’s edge. Like going to an Ivy League school after graduating valedictorian only to swim in a huge sea of other valedictorians.

Joggers, business people, police took pity on us, were curious about us. One even thought we were part of a movie shoot (I said this was LA). Annoying people joined the line breaking our sense of community (however temporary). A chain smoker accosted our fragile morning senses, a man continuously cracked the silence by scolding his (not too) wayward Yorkie.”

That little gem came from the post about her love’s labors lost. Her iPhone. Everyone say: Awwww. I was all choked up until I realized she DID get the phone after all! Sorry. Spoiler alert.

Anyway. MerlotMom is on Alltop now and I can see why. She’s funny, hip and my new little friend. Here’s her Twitter handle, you should so follow her.


Today’s blog number 2 is:

All Adither

You are wishing you thought of that cool name aren’t you? Okay I am. Angie cracks me up on a daily basis. What I should really share are some funny emails she has blasted off at me recently! (I’ll spare you). Instead…this.


I mean. Someone who is brave enough to 1) take a camera into the changing room with her bad self and 2) take 14 pictures of her BUTT? You need to get to know this gal! Here’s her twitter handle as well. Off you go. Make Twitter your new late night snack.

And can you forgive me a few cheat posts this month?? Thanks. I knew you could.


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