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All the Glitz and None of the Fritz.

November 30, 2008

Time for some CBA fun.

What’s that? Crazy-Blonde Award of course.

I’ve been having this long conversation with Ms. Blonde of TheDailyBlonde, mostly we talk about Pepsi vs. Mountain Dew. But lately we were talking about all the bloggy awards going around. And that it’s hard to acknowledge them and then sometimes it’s even weirder to pass them on? I don’t usually display awards won, but then I feel bad…and I want to make up for that, then I feel dumb… yada, yada..

Anyways… we were talking about how the whole point of passing on bloggy awards was really about passing OUT links to other blogs and sites– right? So here goes.

We’ve created this award. Folks can accept the award and use the button to prove it. Or not. Cool either way. Here’s the deal. No passing it on. Just give a shout out to some new blog I’ve never heard of, when you feel like it eh? (You probably already do that’s easy right?)

To start off this CBA:

I nominate the testosterone blogs in my life.
Yup. I have found 3 Male operated blogs that I read on a fairly frequent basis.

  • One is on a personal service mission, self appointed. He’s amazing and he’s a grandpa and his posts often make me cry, but he warns me first- so that’s nice.
  • One is on a different mission, and he claims to have nearly = parts estrogen/testosterone, so he may not fit in this list.
  • One has self proclaimed ‘spiritual balls’. And I really don’t know how to compare that in the testosterone race…um…so I won’t try.

See if you can tell who’s who….?

Please meet Mr. Marvin Wilson (@paize_fiddler on twitter). He blogs his spiritual thing over at
FreeSpirit. He cracks me up daily. And don’t let the “I blog a ministry” scare you.

Here’s a couple direct quotes…

I write stories and compose blog posts that are set in the real word, not some Sunday School class held in Disneyland. It’s my calling.

And this little gem… I can’t seem to let him forget it..

I’m not a preacher. I don’t have the spiritual balls to try and tell other people what to do when it comes to themselves and their relationship with God.

Oh and he writes whole novels. Ready for some humor..? It might surprise you.

Next on the testosterone rollercoaster:

Is….. Mr. CoastRat… (see how I did that..?) Lance Myers is the really great guy and amazing writer behind the blog. And when he isn’t cleaning up after nasty Queen Katrina’s mess and aftermath…
He’s writing poignant posts. (I love using that word.) On twitter he’s @CoastRat

I totally love this post:

Train ran over my bike, mommy.

“As I went to cross the tracks, I got by the first rail OK, and then was stopped cold when my front trike wheel turned sideways and went “slup” down into the slot between the second rail and the pavement next to the rail, becoming instantly stuck tightly in the slot.

Here it was, my birthday, and I was riding my brand new trike, and now it was stuck on the railroad tracks. I was upset!”

The other thing I love is Lance’s great pics of all the lovely bird life down on the Mississippi coast…

I would love to see the hummingbird migration… probably won’t happen in my near future though. I get to live through his photos instead!

And that story you’ll need a tissue for? It’s this one. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

He said they all cried too:

As I looked around, I saw that all of us Crew members were crying, the two Paramedics were crying, and the Medical helicopter flight crew was also crying.

Those moments were some of the most helpless of my life.

As for this last one…

He nicknamed me Mrs. Crabtree. So I nicked him right back. You may call him Mr. Ratburn.

But Jay will work. Or @halftimelessons on twitter. He is 1/2 of the mastermind behind
the very popular Mission:Mondays (If you hurry you can get in on it today in fact!) I think just for participating you get to be entered in some sort of uber awesome end of the year contest! Go. Enjoy.


Oh, and if you didn’t guess by now, Mr. Ratburn is the self proclaimed equal parts estrogen and testosterone. He promises not to burp or fart while perusing the mommy blogs, so don’t be afraid…

There you go. Boys? Feel free to pick up your award. Or not. Either way you are the first recipients of the CBA. Congrats.

Be on the lookout for DailyBlonde‘s turn to hand out the CBA… She’s off Pepsi these days so no promises..



November 27, 2008

I left you a surprise over on my blog….

These words were left in my comments four times over the past few weeks.

And I got to thinking why someone passes on a lovely (and usually goofy) bloggy award?

  • I suppose because it was given to them, right?
  • Or is it because of the rude bossy annoying demands in the ‘rules’ that it be passed on to 20 of your closest blog pals?
  • But there’s also the whole I want to be nice and point my other bloggy pals your way, right?

Giving out links and sharing the blog love? I think that’s a good start? And since I seem to have a problem following the rules~ annoying or not….

I’ll just give back a feature to each of the pals who sent a lovely award my way…and instead of passing on …I think I have a surprise coming up instead? Stay tuned…!


From the very pretty, very witty and VERY PINK:
Ms. ParentingPink herself. She blogs at

Her writing and stories are totally hilarious:

“Now that I am officially a member of the Justice League, I am going to make a few changes. First, Batman has to get rid of Robin. The economy is in shambles and we can’t afford him on the payroll. And seriously, what does Robin really do anyway?”


Meet Elizabeth,
Poor Robin, won’t know what hit him, eh?

But…there’s more…This one woman dynamo has created a whole magazine, online style–

From hip articles, to forums, to parenting advice… Elizabeth has life with daughters covered–

In her pink kinda way!

Do you have daughters? Ages infant to teen and in-between? Then you should see this site!


Do you have bloggy pals that should you actually meet in person you would be more like sisters because you literally already know everything in each other’s lives? You find yourself wanting to share cell phone numbers with this person? I do. And this is one of them. Ms. ButlerDiaries. —cracks me up regularly over at her place: TheButlerDiaries.

(And Kaye…I just figured out skype…now it’s your turn!)
Here’s a sample of one of her many themes: Wal-Mart sagas… (she lives in Arkansas..she doesn’t have a choice)

“Last night at Wal-Mart, MM picks up some gum and says, to me and check out person,
“This has ZERO sugars, that’s like better than Sugar Free.”
Looks at us for a while…”Oh, that is sugar free.”
I could literally see the light bulb switch on in her head.”

And something else about Kaye? She cooks. As in if I ask what was for dinner, I know it’s gonna be good. I plan to meet up and EAT with my friend Kaye someday. Till then? I get to pretend to eat with her by noting down recipes in her family and friend’s Recipe blog…

(Scroll down a bit in her recipe blog to see her grandma’s Chess Pie…FINALLY I get see what the heck that is?…I’m making it for Christmas…)

NEXT up….

A crazy lady I met where?? Do you even know anymore where you meet online pals? Kelli? Was it twitter? My blog, your blog, GNO… what? Whereever it was I know to find her here:


She is Gohn green, Gohn new puppy, and recently she’s convinced she’s Gohn ONLY 2 kids! (we shall see…eh?). Here’s a recent something that really explained Kelli to me.

“I’m ready to get this Thanksgiving thing on and then break out the Christmas decorations. I’m starting to feel it. I think it could have something to do with the fact that I decided to pledge handmade for Christmas this year. I’m really getting sick of the commercialism that is Christmas. I’m taking it back as much as I possibly can. There will be a few things that I will actually visit the store for, but few. And I’m excited about it, even if I do feel slightly insane for truly deciding this just one month short of the big day.”

She wants to be green and good and decent…and yet instead of in your face about it, she also realizes the reality of life with little kids and the chaos! I hear you Kelli!

Here’s the last one…
She’s last not because she’s least, but because honestly I’ve known Ms. Musings for the least amount of time in this list.

But I already know this about her. She is geniune and kind, pretty much my two main requirements for online friendship. She has two little girls, works her tail off and despite the mandatory weekend of vomit, she has an awesome life and I’m jealous. California and all that.

She calls herself boring? And I’m all..uh? With the blond thing and the glasses thing and the OCEAN thing going on there..boring..huh?

This tells me a lot about a big fancy meme she had plenty of extra time at work to fill out…

“R is for biggest regret: I don’t really have any regrets at this point. I’ve done just about everything I’ve wanted to do, travel (to lots of wonderful places), have two lovely gremlins daughters (what the hell were we thinking?? Kidding), own my own businesses, have a fantastic house (that we can barely afford – but its beautiful!), and two nice cars (that are paid off!).”

And ANYONE who can go out shopping and bring home THIS kind of shopping bag? Is a Winner in my book. And I need to be friends with them. And then I need to copy the bag and colors for my next awesome tote!

So there you go. Instead of passing on more gas I mean.. awards… I’m working on my own thing..give me a couple days…?

Now? Do you think I should tell these four I left something on my blog for them??!