Friday, May 22, 2009

Ga. father gets 100 years for poisoning kids' soup

This makes me sick...what is wrong with people?

JONESBORO, Ga. – A Georgia man is sentenced to 100 years in prison for poisoning his children to extort money from Campbell's Soup Co.
William Cunningham was sentenced Thursday after a jury found him guilty on seven counts of aggravated assault for forcing the children in 2006 to eat soup laced with prescription drugs and lighter fluid.
His 3-year-old son and 18-month-old daughter were hospitalized twice. A family member said the youngsters may suffer lifelong respiratory problems from lung damage caused by the lighter fluid.
Cunningham's wife has since divorced him.
Cunningham pleaded guilty in 2007 to a federal charge of making false claims against Campbell's Soup by threatening to sue them over the contaminated soup.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Outrageous excuses for being late to work

Here are 12 of the most outrageous excuses employees have heard for being late to work:

1. My heat was shut off so I had to stay home to keep my snake warm.
2. My husband thinks it's funny to hide my car keys before he goes to work.
3. I walked into a spider web on the way out the door and couldn't find the spider, so I had to go inside and shower again.
4. I got locked in my trunk by my son.
5. My left turn signal was out so I had to make all right turns to get to work.
6. A gurney fell out of an ambulance and delayed traffic.
7. I was attacked by a raccoon and had to stop by the hospital to make sure it wasn't rabid.
8. I feel like I'm in everyone's way if I show up on time.
9. My father didn't wake me up.
10. A groundhog bit my bike tire and made it flat.
11. My driveway washed away in the rain last night.
12. I had to go to bingo.

The people who gave these excuses are amateurs. The losers I work with have them beat, now they can come up with some creative excuses. How about these (and they are all from the same two people & they are women and hypochondriac's):

* My dog ate my bird
* I have to take my rabbits to the vet because maggots are eating their testicles
* I can't get off the can, the dog and I took a sh** together
* I took the wrong exit and got lost because I was counting road kill
* The animals and I have had breakfast, I'm going to get ready to come in. Coffee has finally cleared most of the drug fogginess. See you about noon (then didn't show up till 3).
* I woke up thinking it was Saturday.
* Muscle relaxants and ice don't mix. Still foggy from meds, the car is a block away, uphill and probably coated with as much ice as everything else. Stairs have a railing to hang onto when I'm this foggy. Sidewalks don't.
*I hurt all over, from massive headache down to tight, painful tendons in my feet.
* My right elbow hurts so bad, the thought of shifting gears hurts.
* Having the usual intestinal problems this morning, I didn't know I had this much sh** it me!
* Just woke up (11:23am) due to having very strange drug induced dreams all night.
* Just woke up (10:02am) it is an "everything hurts" morning going to take a pill and aim for noon
* Woke with a headache. Didn't know I had it until I opened back door for dog and bright light hit my eyes. Be in about 11:30, should be able to keep my eyes open by then.
* Just took another percocet, moved to much and am hurting.

And those are just a sample, I have a whole notebook of them of more of the same.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Something all us women should know

What if someone told you that the way you eat could whittle your waistline? Sure, you'd think. Give up carbs and rely on rabbit food. Not true! I'm happy to tell you that there are other, yummier ways to go. Certain foods and styles of eating can indeed help flatten your belly (and everywhere else, for that matter). Try these tips and you'll uncover an amazing middle in no time.

Gimme a C: I love pink grapefruit and that's a good thing, since research has found that foods that are naturally rich in vitamin C—think citrus fruit, cantaloupe and red peppers—can help reduce fat absorption. In fact, skip it and you may see your middle expand, since diets low in vitamin C have been linked to bigger waistlines. Meet your daily goal of 75 milligrams by snacking on an orange or a cup of strawberries. See how these small changes can add up to big results.

Tea up: Women with the highest consumption of catechins, the plant-based antioxidants in tea that may boost fat burn, put on fewer pounds over 14 years than those who drank less tea, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reveals. Try to choose green or white varieties, which contain the most catechins. Learn how to maximize the benefits of tea and other superfoods.

Peel it off: Reach for a banana and you'll banish bloat faster than you can say Buddha belly. The fruit contains 422 mg of potassium, which controls the amount of puff-producing sodium in your system. Toss a banana in your bag for a fabulous ab-flattening snack. Try our Flat Abs Fast plan for more bloat-reducing tips and tricks.

Go low: Consuming just one meal of low-glycemic-index foods, those that your body digests slowly, can help you feel fuller all day so you're less likely to pack your tummy with treats, a study in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition reports. Low-GI foods include oatmeal and vegetables (sorry, not potatoes), as well as some fruit like grapefruit and blueberries. Oatmeal Meatballs are a tasty way to curb cravings.

Stroll away your sweet craving: Loco for cocoa? Me, too. A little dark chocolate is fine, but if you've already hit your limit, try lacing up your sneakers! Chocolate lovers who walked for 15 minutes reported reduced hankerings during the walk and even afterward, according to a study in the journal Appetite.

Ditch high-fructose corn syrup: Scan labels and you're likely to see high-fructose corn syrup on many ingredient lists...even on things like tomato sauce! When you do, put down that jar and look for something else. Why? High-fructose corn syrup can cause a surge in your blood sugar, and some research suggests it messes up your hunger and satiety signals, like leptin, leaving you less satisfied and causing you to eat more. When leptin responses fail, it's tougher to control appetite. The result: Extra calories get deposited as fat. To prevent this, trade packaged foods with high-fructose corn syrup for ones with healthy fats and fiber—think veggies, hummus, nuts or sunflower seeds.

Snap your snack: Taking a photo of your plateful of food can keep you slim. People who took pictures of everything they ate for five days reported consuming fewer snacks and being less likely to go back for seconds than during a week-long period in which they kept a written food diary, a study from the University of Wisconsin at Madison finds. Try capturing your meals for a week to help eyeball portion sizes as well as color variety—aim for more green, less white (unless it's cauliflower). See an example of this, and get ideas for healthy, photo-worthy meals of your own, at Eat Like Me.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Just got this from Yahoo

Think everyone needs to know this

In an event that hits the computer world only once every few years, security experts are racing against time to mitigate the impact of a bit of malware which is set to wreak havoc on a hard-coded date. As is often the case, that date is April 1.

Malware creators love to target April Fool's Day with their wares, and the latest worm, called Conficker C, could be one of the most damaging attacks we've seen in years.

Conficker first bubbled up in late 2008 and began making headlines in January as known infections topped 9 million computers. Now in its third variant, Conficker C, the worm has grown incredibly complicated, powerful, and virulent... though no one is quite sure exactly what it will do when D-Day arrives.

Thanks in part to a quarter-million-dollar bounty on the head of the writer of the worm, offered by Microsoft, security researchers are aggressively digging into the worm's code as they attempt to engineer a cure or find the writer before the deadline. What's known so far is that on April 1, all infected computers will come under the control of a master machine located somewhere across the web, at which point anything's possible. Will the zombie machines become denial of service attack pawns, steal personal information, wipe hard drives, or simply manifest more traditional malware pop-ups and extortion-like come-ons designed to sell you phony security software? No one knows.

Conficker is clever in the way it hides its tracks because it uses an enormous number of URLs to communicate with HQ. The first version of Conficker used just 250 addresses each day -- which security researchers and ICANN simply bought and/or disabled -- but Conficker C will up the ante to 50,000 addresses a day when it goes active, a number which simply can't be tracked and disabled by hand.

At this point, you should be extra vigilant about protecting your PC: Patch Windows completely through Windows Update and update your anti-malware software as well. Make sure your antivirus software is actually running too, as Conficker may have disabled it.

Monday, March 23, 2009

I found this very interesting

Cut back on these seven items and you could save roughly $1,000 a year.

1) Bottled Water

Getting your recommended eight glasses of water a day by bottle instead of tap is a huge waste of cash, says Phil Lempert, founder of Supermarket Guru. That buck-a-bottle water you down on a regular basis can really add up. (Even more so now that cities like Chicago collect an additional tax of five cents per bottle.)

Potential Savings: Spend $37 to buy a 40-ounce Brita pitcher and filter ($13 at Bed, Bath and Beyond), plus a four-pack of replacement filters ($24), and you'll be able to filter 200 gallons of water. Buy that much water in 24-packs of 16.9-ounce Aquafina bottles at Shop Rite instead, and you’d spend $283.50. Your total savings: $246.50.

2) Extended Warranties

Think twice before you shell out $10 a month for a two-year protection plan on your pricey new BlackBerry. New products tend to malfunction within the manufacturer’s initial warranty period, or well after any extended warranty has expired, says Michael Gartenberg, vice president of strategy and analysis for Interpret LLC, a market researcher. (Most extended warranties exclude accidental damage, too, so you’d still be out of luck if you drop that Blackberry and crack the screen.) To protect yourself, pay with the right credit card. Many credit cards -- including most American Express and MasterCard cards -- double the manufacturer’s warranty on purchases, adding up to another year of free protection.

Potential Savings: Someone buying a 40-inch Samsung flat panel high-def television at Best Buy for $800 has the option to add a four-year protection plan for another $150. Skip it, and pocket the cash instead. (The set already has a one-year manufacturer’s warranty.)

3) Gym Memberships

The cost of a gym membership can really rack up over the course of a year (an average of $775, according to the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association). So make sure you're tapping into all of the discounts available to you. Check with your employer, health insurer and other membership groups like your union or alma mater to see if they offer discounts on gym and fitness club memberships, says Bob Nelson, president of Nelson Motivation, a benefits consulting firm.

Potential Savings: On your own, you’d pay $54.99 per month, plus a $49 enrollment fee, for a national access plan at Bally’s Total Fitness. Through discounter, which offers special rates for members of partner companies, you’d pay $37.80 per month plus a $29 enrollment fee for the same Bally’s membership. Over a yearlong membership, that’s $226.28 saved.

4) Overdraft Fees

Overdraft fees can run as high as $35 apiece and banks have a host of sneaky tricks that can cause even the most diligent consumer to overdraw on an account. For example, they may approve debit purchases that would put you in the red, or re-order transactions so that the biggest purchases go through first -- and deposits get processed last. To protect yourself, sign up for overdraft protection, which can cost as little as $5 to $10 a year (and is often free with high-level checking accounts), and can save you hundreds of dollars.

Potential Savings: Pay $5 annually for a connected line of credit at Citibank. It kicks in only when you overspend, helping you to avoid the $30 fee per overdraft. Mess up just four times within a year and you've saved $115.

5) Organic Produce

Sure, buying organic makes you feel like you’re doing the right thing, but it isn't always the best choice for your wallet. Fruits and vegetables like kiwis, sweet corn and broccoli require very little pesticide to grow. Others -- like avocados, onions and pineapples -- have thick or peelable skins that reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals. “Any pesticide that remains is not getting through,” says Lempert. For a handy reminder as you shop, download the Environmental Working Group’s wallet-sized organic produce guide.

Potential Savings: Organic broccoli costs $2.99 per pound at online grocer FreshDirect, which also offers conventional broccoli for $1.49. A pound of navel oranges is $4 for the organic and $2 for conventional. Someone buying a pound of each item weekly could save $182 over the course of a year.

6) Auto Insurance

“[Auto insurers] often give discounts for consumers who don’t drive long distances,” says Sam Belden, a spokesman for If your driving habits have changed in recent months -- say, you’ve switched jobs or cut out pricey trips to the mall – call your insurer to ask if you now qualify for a better rate.

Potential Savings: A driver who cuts back to fewer than 7,500 miles a year could shave 5% to 15% off his premiums, depending on his insurer. Considering that the average driver shells out $817 a year on auto insurance, according to the Insurance Information Institute, that saves $40.85 to $122.55.

7) Music Downloads

For the longest time, Apple iPod and iPhone owners were stuck downloading their music from iTunes, while consumers with other MP3 players couldn’t put the service’s content on their devices. But now, most online music purveyors (including Apple as of March) offer content in a DRM-free format -- meaning you can listen to it on any MP3 player. That frees iTunes users to pursue cheaper music from sites like Wal-Mart and Music fans with other MP3 players may benefit from Apple going DRM-free, too. The company plans to revamp its fees in April, charging 69 cents to $1.29 per song instead of the current flat fee of 99 cents. Bottom line: Check prices on several sites before you download.

Potential Savings: “Hot N Cold” by Katy Perry costs 99 cents at iTunes, but just 74 cents at Wal-Mart and 79 cents at Someone buying a song a week could save $10.40 to $13 annually by shopping around.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Pet Peeve

This is anal I know but I cannot stand that Nutri System commercial with Marie Osmond. She has the nerve to go on about how affordable it is and she's a single mom with 8 kids to put through college. As a single mother who does not get child support I'm offended by her insinuation that it will be a struggle for her to pay for her children's college. She's an Osmond, please!! She has no idea what it is to struggle to raise a child on a single income with no support and to have worries about how you will pay for college, clothes, extra curricular activities, drivers ed classes ($400 can you believe that crap?), car insurance and a million other things. That commercial really pisses me off and it's a slap in the face to real single mothers.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I love

having boys. I so swear you never know in my house what is going to come out of there mouths. The conversation went like this:

Caleb: Mom you know when we were watching "That 70's Show" with you last night we knew what she meant when she told Fez his one hand was stronger than the ohter

Me: and what did she mean

Caleb: come on mom you know

Me: whacking the weenie? LOL

Preston: OMG mom

Me: I said well you will probably be doing it one day

Preston: so how do you know we don't already do it? and we don't call it that MOM we call it beating the meat.

Me: laughing till tears came down.

I swear it is just to funny

Friday, February 27, 2009

And it NEVER ends

So i wake up this morning to my computer being completely wiped out AGAIN. I am so the hell over my kids. I have NO idea what they are getting on that does it but I am OVER it

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Now this was fun to do

and i have to say with the "surge" number it was so right on it was scary! the 4 number... well parts of that made me laugh. but still it was fun. it starts with what was happening on the day you were born and the end does your full birth name. here is the link if you want to try it... the name thing is at the end of it.

You entered: Vicki Lynn Oswald

There are 15 letters in your name.
Those 15 letters total to 67
There are 4 vowels and 11 consonants in your name.

What your first name means:

LatinFemaleDiminutive of Victoria: Victory; triumphant. Famous Bearer: Queen Victoria (1819-1901).

Your number is: 4

The characteristics of #4 are: A foundation, order, service, struggle against limits, steady growth.

The expression or destiny for #4:
Order, service, and management are the cornerstones of the number 4 Expression. Your destiny is to express wonderful organization skills with your ever practical, down-to-earth approach. You are the kind of person who is always willing to work those long, hard hours to push a project through to completion. A patience with detail allows you to become expert in fields such as building, engineering, and all forms of craftsmanship. Your abilities to write and teach may lean toward the more technical and detailed. In the arts, music will likely be your choice. Artistic talents may also appear in such fields as horiculture and floral arrangement, as well. Many skilled physicians and especially surgeons have the 4 Expression.

The positive attitudes of the 4 Expression yield responsibility; you are one who no doubt, fulfills obligations, and is highly systematic and orderly. You are serious and sincere, honest and faithful. It is your role to help and you are required to do a good job at everything you undertake.

If there is too much 4 energies present in your makeup, you may express some of the negative attitudes of the number 4. The obligations that you face may tend to create frustration and feelings of limitation or restriction. You may sometimes find yourself nursing negative attitudes in this regard and these can keep you in a rather low mood. Avoid becoming too rigid, stubborn, dogmatic, and fixed in your opinions. You may have a tendency to develop and hold very strong likes and dislikes, and some of these may border on the classification of prejudice. The negative side of 4 often produces dominant and bossy individuals who use disciplinarian to an excess. These tendencies must be avoided. Finally, like nearly all with 4 Expression, you must keep your eye on the big picture and not get overly wrapped up in detail and routine.

Your Soul Urge number is: 7

A Soul Urge number of 7 means:
With a number 7 Soul Urge you are very fond of reading, and retreating to periods of being alone and away from the disruptions of the outer world. You like to dream and develop you idealistic understandings, to study and analyze, to gain knowledge and wisdom. You may be too laid back and withdrawn to really succeed in the business world, and you will be much more comfortable in circumstances that are tolerant of your reserve, your analytical approach, and your desire to use your mind rather than your physical being.

You are very timid around people that you don't know very well, so much so at times that casual conversation and social situations can be strained. You tend to repress your emotions to the extend that some people have a good bit of difficult understanding you. You tend to be very selective with friends and you don't easily adapt to new environments or to new people very quickly.

The negative traits of the 7 include becoming too much the introvert and isolated from others.

Your Inner Dream number is: 6

An Inner Dream number of 6 means:
You dream of guiding and fostering the perfect family in the perfect home. You crave the devotion from offspring and a loving spouse. You picture yourself in the center of a successful domestic unit.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

All I can Say is

WOW!!! I LOVE THIS BAND!!! Kendrick would probably tell me they are "indie" but they are damn good

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My ever confusing words

I am really beginning to think that maybe I should be going back to high school. Preferable in the north because I obviously did not learn a damn thing in the south. But this is my which is right this time. It is with the words yea and yeah. When I see yeah to me I would use it in a sentence like: Yeah we went to the store. When I see yea I would use it in a sentence like: Yea we won the game. (as in excitement) Now my good english folk am I not right on this one???

Monday, February 16, 2009

Now this amused me

Millions of workers can expect to see about $13 extra in their weekly paychecks, starting around June, from a new $400 tax credit to be doled out through the rest of the year. Couples would get up to $800. In 2010, the credit would be about $7.70 a week, if it is spread over the entire year.

Seriously... you who get this HUGE 13.00 more a week... don't spend it all in one place LOL

Sunday, February 15, 2009

And my mind is going

and wondering if there are any good chicken recipes out there. I used to love chicken but lately I am like YUCK! Unless it is fried I can not stand it. I need some new and fresh ideas. Hoping when I go to Sam's FINALLY on Friday that they will have a good Rachel Ray recipe book

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Again are you kidding me??

Ok so we get a call yesterday telling us that "we are sorry but it could take up to a year (yes this is right) to get the CA state tax owed to you!!" Ok are you serious?? That amount is a BIG chunk and I am PISSED to say the least. In these times people need there money and this is not one thing I needed to hear. Now if we owed them they would be all over us with penalties and such. But you can bet your bottom dollar that they will not be paying us interest on the money they OWE us. Apparently Arnie baby has not getting it together and done a budget for the state which is holding up the Feds from helping them. Needless to say I am over and beyond pissed right now

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

So in plain english

Are we are are we not getting a stimulus check this year?? Does anyone know???

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tax day

Wooo Hooo is all I can say. Going to our accountant now so he can file for us. Bring on the 7 grand baby. Hopefully will have it in 10 days!!!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

I'm so excited

and I just can't hide it LOL. No really Facebook has been such a blessing. It just got me in touch with people I worked with years and years ago. That job was the BESTEST job I ever had. To much fun and way much laughter that went with it. We are going to meet up with a friend from there tonight for dinner. Funny she lives about 10 minutes or so from us and we had NO idea!! Is that crazy or what?? Just glad I finally did this.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Ancient fossil find: This snake could eat a cow!

This would be my freaking nightmare!!!!

NEW YORK – Never mind the 40-foot snake that menaced Jennifer Lopez in the 1997 movie "Anaconda." Not even Hollywood could match a new discovery from the ancient world. Fossils from northeastern Colombia reveal the biggest snake ever discovered: a behemoth that stretched 42 to 45 feet long, reaching more than 2,500 pounds.
"This thing weighs more than a bison and is longer than a city bus," enthused snake expert Jack Conrad of the American Museum of Natural History in New York, who was familiar with the find.
"It could easily eat something the size of a cow. A human would just be toast immediately."
"If it tried to enter my office to eat me, it would have a hard time squeezing through the door," reckoned paleontologist Jason Head of the University of Toronto Missisauga.
Actually, the beast probably munched on ancient relatives of crocodiles in its rainforest home some 58 million to 60 million years ago, he said.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Are You SERIOUS???

Ok so we are what 40 something and people STILL feel like they have to tell you what to do and go all catty on you? I mean seriously your 40 you can do and say what the hell you want to. One of my good friends felt like she had to tear her FB down because people told her that when she made a comment on FB about Michael Phelps that it made it sound like she smoked pot!! What the hell?? And if she did whose business is that but HERS anyway!! Did we not all do something like drink, or do drugs when we were young?? Give me a effing break!! It is her damn FB and if she wants to say something she should damn well be able to. If someone does not like it then take her the hell OFF your list. Then she was being "noted" for her spelling. Again what the hell??? I mean seriously.. I can't spell either. I admit it and it is what the hell it is. Get over it and yourself already!! Grow the FUCK up!!

Ok I am off my soap box now.......

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Will this ever end?

So I have had a head ache for a week now. no idea what is making it hurt and it won't go the hell away.

Monday, February 2, 2009


Do you ever wonder just why you are even on this earth? they say we all have a purpose for being here... well I sure as hell wish I knew what mine was because I am so over it all. Just wish something would actually go right for a change and that i could have a week without DRAMA from hell. Joanne asked me to go "hide" with her somewhere where you can just walk and do something mindless like be a waitress or something. I am with her on this. An old friend once said she wanted to go to an island and eat berries all day... OMG do i wish for that island right about now............

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Nutty Professor and The Shaggy Dog

Well these were a hit last night with the kids. Needless to say give me Jerry Lewis over Eddie Murphy ANY day. Such the better movie with Jerry. Caleb looked him up to see what he looks like now and he was floored. I know he is sick but can not remember what with. I am finding this experiment so much fun

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Last night

I think I saw the stupidest movie ever made! My Best Friends Girlfriend!! I still can NOT even believe that Kate Hudson would have lowered herself to be in a movie like that.

Friday, January 30, 2009

The frustrations of being a girl

Ok seriously I am the hell over it. I am so tired of working my ass off only to find that i have lost ONE damn pound in a month?? WTF is up with that?? It is just NOT fair. Girls have so much they have to go through and guys get it so damn easy and it is PISSING me off

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ok please help me with this one

So you know I watch American Idol. Sorry to those of you who think its lame but I love it. Anyway they were in Utah last night and doing auditions. Ok so in walks, oh hell can't remember his first name LOL, Blank Osmond!! He is Alan Osmonds son! So he auditions and he makes it. But the question remains.. Why in the HJELL if you are an Osmond and Alan's son to say the least, you have major connections through your uncle, you know they all talk cause those mormons are a close knit group, why in the hell would you subject yourself to AI when you KNOW your uncle HAS connections that can get you somewhere?? I just do NOT get it!!

BTW Alan looked like hell. He has MS but damn he is one big guy!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ok so i took the plunge

and now i may never leave the computer again LOL. But there are somethings that I do not get... like how do i find people from a different place than me? like friends i went to grade school with in MI. when i try to do it all it brings up is people that moved to TN. WTH is that about?? but i guess in time i will figure it all out

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Preston came home yesterday with a project of "If you could be any animal for one full day what would you be and why?" And you could not chose a bird. Way to many people chose that. I agree with that all around. It might be fun to fly for an hour or so just to experience it but I really dont think I would want to do it ALL day. I thought anout this... I think I would like to be a monkey. They are my most favorite to watch in a zoo. They have so much fun and can play all day long. Now the grooming each other LOL I might could do without but I would love swing from branch to branch and just having fun all day long.

So what about you? What would you like to be and why and the same NO bird thing applies

Monday, January 26, 2009


I so want to see this show. It is here in Atlanta this week. No money right now to see it. But was wondering if anyone had seen it and if it was worth the money? Or if you knew anyone that had seen it? I know it is a show you can not have a headache seeing LOL cause it looks VERY loud to me.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Absent Minded Professor/ Son Of Flubber/ Righteous Kill

Lets start with The Absent Minded Professor: The remake of this was Flubber. I really like Robin Williams (I know he really grates a lot of peoples nerves because he is so multiple it is crazy. But he makes me laugh so hard and he has done some good work) with that said there is still NO contest between him and Fred MacMurray. Fred played this role so well and made this movie so much fun. One thing about the older versions is back then they did not have to take everything over the top. They left a movie simple and clean. My kids liked this one also. Son Of Flubber was also fun. we did laugh a lot in this one also. Not as good as the first, when are sequels as good, but we did have fun with them both.
Righteous Kill: My friend Tommy got me excited about this one because I LOVE De Niro and Pacino. But it did not impress me much. It wasn't awful, don't get me wrong, just wish they would have paired them in something much more "mafia" LOL or something. Glad I rented it and didn't pay to see it.

Friday, January 23, 2009


So every year HGTV gives away a dream house. You can enter every day to win, which I do like that fact. This year the house is in Sonoma CA. It is so pretty and OMG I want it bad. Go check it out and hey enter to win. It is worth it and you never know right? Someone has to win it..... and then click at the top where it says dream house. You can even take a tour of it through pictures or actually like going in it. I personally liked the pictures better

Thursday, January 22, 2009

myspace vs. facebook

ok so so many people have been telling me I have to get a facebook or myspace page. so let's hear it guys which do you find better to do and why???

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I sure do wish

that someone would explain to me why it is so much easier for guys to lose weight than it is for girls. It just makes NO sense to me. I mean Lop can lose 10 pounds in like a week and a half and here I sit trying like mad to get this last bit off and it seems like nothing is happening. Why the hell is that?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Love Bug

OMG I LOVE this movie. It is SOOOOOOO much better than the remake. My kids loved it also, even Caleb, who I know hated to even admit it LOL. Funny because Dean Jones was in everything back in the day. My kids are like "Is there a movie Disney made that he wasn't in?" But he is cute as he can be and I do love that man.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Goodbye To A VERY Dear Friend

Today was a very sad morning when Lop received a text from Jen Harper telling us that Carol Mitchell Leon had died. We have known her for what seems like forever. She worked with Lop on so many different things. I have some great funny memories of her and she will be missed by the Young's for sure. So goodbye Carol we will all miss you until we get the chance to see you again

Sunday, January 18, 2009

That Darn Cat and Bed Knobs and Bromsticks

So these are 2 that we watched last night. My kids did like them. Ok well all except for Caleb who said "I'm not sure I should have agreed to this because I hate old movies" LOL. But funny enough he is watching them with us. It was funny to because he laughed so hard at how much of a boy Halley Mills looked like when she was in Parent Trap and how cute she actually was in That Darn Cat. Bed Knobs was kind of cheesy but That Darn Cat I love and always will

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Two down

Well I have now read 2 books. Yea me LOL. I love taking time out of each day for just me and a book. I just finished Mary Higgins Clark's "Before I Say Goodbye". Not even sure why i had this book. I am not a big fan of mystery books. Finny cause I love movies that are mystery. Guess I just like the screen version better. Anyway it was a good book. Not one of the best I read but good none the less. So on the my next which I can not wait to read........

Friday, January 16, 2009

The Duchess

I absolutely love period pieces. The Queen, The Other Boylen Sister etc. are just great movies to me I love the clothes they wore back then, the shoes, the coats, their hair, well everything LOL. The one thing that does make me sick is how women were treated like dogs. Meaning that men would screw who they wanted, when they wanted and it just did not matter. I will never understand this. Anyway, this movie was very good and one of the things I liked the best was her getting back at her lying cheating husband. If you have not seen this you should.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

sick of being

sick!! ok really got sick over new years and then just got sick again yesterday. I am the hell over it now.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Scare tactics

OMG have you ever seen this show?? I have never laughed so hard in my life at some of the stuff they have on there. If you haven't seen it you HAVE to watch this show. It is on Sci-Fi. We caught it last night and laughed and laughed.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Infommercial Products

Ok since Joanne stole the thing I was gonna post today LOL I had to come up with something else ;O) So I decided why not talk about the stuff I have gotten through TV. Ok well I actually usually just go to Bed, Bath and Beyond to get it and save the shipping costs, but it is stuff from TV. This past week we got the pedicure thing for dogs nails. I have to say that it works wonderful. My puppy Paisley, she had to get used to the noise of the thing. She will attack my vacuum when I run it so this was just her thing. But once I got her settled down it went great. Then we got the shamwow! I do like it, but we got it because we are tired of cleaning pee, the kids hate taking the dog out and she ends up peeing in the house. Needless to say we are working on this issue. The thing is, they don't tell you you have to use vinegar and water to pull it all out. but it pulls the water up great. When I am doing dishes and use it afterward i barely have to touch my skin and it is dry. So to both of these.. I give a 2 thumbs up

Australia offers 'best job in world' on paradise island

SYDNEY (AFP) – An Australian state is offering internationally what it calls "the best job in the world" -- earning a top salary for lazing around a beautiful tropical island for six months.
The job pays 150,000 Australian dollars (105,000 US dollars) and includes free airfares from the winner's home country to Hamilton Island on the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland's state government announced on Tuesday.

In return, the "island caretaker" will be expected to stroll the white sands, snorkel the reef, take care of "a few minor tasks" -- and report to a global audience via weekly blogs, photo diaries and video updates.

The successful applicant, who will stay rent-free in a three-bedroom beach home complete with plunge pool and golf buggy, must be a good swimmer, excellent communicator and be able to speak and write English.

"They'll also have to talk to media from time to time about what they're doing so they can't be too shy and they'll have to love the sea, the sun, the outdoors," said acting state Premier Paul Lucas.

"The fact that they will be paid to explore the islands of the Great Barrier Reef, swim, snorkel and generally live the Queensland lifestyle makes this undoubtedly the best job in the world."
Lucas said the campaign was part of a drive to protect the state's 18 billion Australian dollar a year tourism industry during the tough economic climate caused by the global financial meltdown.

"Traditional tourism advertising just doesn't cut it sometimes and we are thinking outside the box by launching this campaign."

Queensland Tourism Minister Desley Boyle said some people might question whether it was risky to let an unknown person become an unofficial tourism spokesperson for the state.
"I think the biggest risk will be that the successful candidate won't want to go home at the end of the six months," she said.

"This is a legitimate job which is open to anyone and everyone." Applications are open until February 22. Eleven shortlisted candidates will be flown to Hamilton Island in early May for the final selection process and the six month contract will commence on July 1.
Job-seekers can apply on

I don't know about you guys but I'm seriously filling out my application today!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Because I made

some chocolate chip cookies, ok well my version of them, today it made me think.... Is there a cookie that you make the right way all except one ingredient? Like when i make toll house chocolate chip cookie, i barely add any chips. Not sure why but we just all like them with few chips. Also when I bake a cake 99% of the time we do not ice the thing LOL. Lop is the only one who likes icing so why even bother. he has a little can and he does his pieces that he eats.

So what about you? Anything like me on this?

Sunday, January 11, 2009

One down

I guess in my "Happy New Year" post i forgot to mention when it comes to books i am all over the place with them. I usually do not read all the trendy books like "The Secret" and such. Not that they are not good books but i don't know, just never have cause they are trendy, the trend of the year kind of thing and i just can't get into it at all. Anyway, when i walk into Border's (because it is closer than Barnes and Noble) i walk over to the table of the new paperbacks (i love the way they make them now that the look and feel more like a hardback with a soft back cover LOL) and just start reading the backs of covers to see what they are about. I have to admit i am captured by the name of a book. If the name doesn't grab me i usually will not pick it up. Not sure why that is but it is the way i am. Some of these are really old. I told you i buy like mad and then go through seasons reading, or in this case NOT reading them.

The book i just got through reading is called "This Is Graceanne's Book". What a great book this was. It took place in the 60's and was about 3 kids and how they grew up. Their mom liked to beat Graceanne, but not the other kids. It also dealt with race relations and divorce back then. The youngest boy, Charlie, is the one who told the story and it was just incredible to see it told through the youngest ones eyes. If you have not read it i highly suggest it. It is by P. L. Whitney.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Movie night

Ok we will start with Escape To Witch Mountain. My kids did like it but when I see what they do with movies now some of that is just so lame LOL. but we had fun watching it anyway and making fun of it. We also watched House Bunny. OMG that movie was way to funny. When I saw that Adam Sandler had something to do with it I knew it was gonna be good. If you need a no brainer LYAO kind of movie this is definitely worth the watch.

Friday, January 9, 2009

And so we start

Over Christmas break me andf the kids would watch a movie together every night just about. For some reason they were running the old "Parent Trap" (which in my opinion was MUCH better than the Lohan version). Me and Caleb got to talking about how much better the first versions of things were. For example "Willy Wonka" (ok Joanne I know you hate the ompa's (sp)) do not get me wrong I love Johnny Depp but Gene Wilder was so so so much better in that role, and so were the ompa's LOL. Anyway, it got me to thinking of all the old movies that my kids have never seen and went to Netflix and found them all. So now we are getting all those movies. Started getting them this week and can not wait to sit with my kids and watch them. Curious to see if they like them.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Are they serious?

Ok so here we go again... MSN is my homepage and I pull my most news from there. Ok well the headlines anyway LOL. But today they had this thing about Oprah and her opening up about her weight! Seriously now she talks about this ALL the time. This is not anything new with her. I do feel for her with it, because it can and will always be a struggle for me. But come on this is not anything she hasn't "opened" up with before. You have to know I can NOT stand this women. She is so superficial and just plain sad to me. I am so sick of hearing about her.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

100 Greatest Rock Songs

VH-1 is running this this month. my ever so dreamy Bret (not sure if he spells it with one or two t's) Michaels is hosting it, and in my opinion any time to sit and look at him is a good time ;O). Boy did this bring back so many groups and songs I had long forgotten about. But there were also bands that I had never heard of. Songs that I went "how in the hell did this one make it" and songs I knew would be in there. But thanks to this I now have all my old songs that i loved in my queue on Rhaposdy. If you love rock and roll then you would probably love this.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Ok so this made me laugh

Last night we were watching TV and the trailer for Notorious came on. Not a movie I would pay money for or hell even throw on my Netflix's queue. Who the hell even cares about Biggy Small. But the thing that made me laugh was them talking about it being the BIGGEST blockbuster movie of the year. I sat there laughing and thinking OMG if this is the best one they are putting out then God help us all. Because seriously?? who even cares?

Monday, January 5, 2009

Mamma Mia

Mamma Mia is right LOL. Ok so we finally watched this movie. I will start with the positive about this movie. It does make you feel good. It was nice to see Meryl Streeps daughter (she is super cute). It does make you smile and "acting" was good. BUT the singing??? OMG where in the hell was Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson's head when they cast this cast knowing that it was a SINGING movie?? I LOVE ABBA!! I know they are hookey but I love them anyway ;O). But seriously, whoever told Meryl Streep she could sing needs some serious ear cleaning. And Pierce Bronson OMG he needs to just stick to be damn good looking for his age. Then there was the little women that played one of her best friends (sorry I have not a clue who she even was or what she has ever played in) when she sang, I seriously thought OMG someone switched this to a very bad American Idol audition!!! ALL my good ABBA song were butchered to say the least. I was so disappointed. I know there are some "big" names that can sing. Why the hell they cast these people is beyond me. Streep is one of my most favorite actresses ever. She is damn good. But she does NOT need to sing. I will give her credit that she was better than Pierce and that other chick but still. As my mom pointed out... Ethel Merman was known for her singing and she couldn't sing a damn lick either. I can't imagine the DVD sales on this one are going to be good. And now I understand why it was in and out of the theaters fast

Sunday, January 4, 2009

New Year, New thoughts

Every year on New Years Eve or day i like to sit and think about the year that had gone by. Part of me likes having my birthday so close to the end because i can also reflect on that. This past year was overall a good year. Had some crazy ass fun times, had some very hard times (still trying to figure out if we should actually stay married or not), watched my son enter into the "drug" world (and not sure how the hell to get him out of it, since we are all stupid and don't know a damn thing) watched my daughter enter middle school and go from a sweet little girl into a child i don't even know anymore (thank you puberty LOL) and all kinds of highs and lows this year. It was a roller coaster for sure!! But then again when is it not and really when I look at it in the scheme of things, i think i prefer it that way. Life never gets boring around the "young" house for sure!

I am NOT one for making resolutions. I do not know anyone who actually sticks to them. But at the beginning of a year I like to think of things i would like to accomplish in the year to come. I say "like" because that way if it happens fine and if not, oh well there is always next year right? ;O)

So following in my little tradition here is what i would like to see happen: 1.) I would like to start reading again. I love to read and i go through seasons where i read a lot and then seasons where i don't. I have so many books (compliments of Borders. Because when i walk into a book store you better believe i am walking out with about 5 to 10 books) it is crazy. My goal is to get them all read this year without buying any new ones until i am done. (now that will be a challenge come summer when my kids have to have a book for summer reading) 2.) I would like to get this last 24lbs. the hell OFF my body. this has been one hell of a ride for me. But that which has gone has stayed gone, just need to get the last of it off. Why the hell it is so easy for guys to lose weight and not girls is beyond me and it frankly PISSES ME OFF! 3.) I would like to work on posting something each and every day. No matter how small or stupid it may be. I have this blog for a reason and i would like to make it worth the time. Don't even care if people read it or not. 4.) I want to watch movies that I have been saying" I really need to watch that someday" those would include "A River Runs Through It", "The Horse Whisperer" and there is one with Brad Pitt which for the life of me i can not think of the name of. I know it is way long but heard it was an awesome movie. There are others out there but my mind is drawing a complete blank. 5.) Spending and taking out more time for my kids. I seem to have fallen into "the computer is more important when i'm home" thoughts. I am going to try to have a game night each week. We have so many games that we all love to play. And hell to be honest we still have a few that we have never played. So going for a game night is good thing. 7.) Taking time each week to reflect and see what i would like to change in my life. Spending more time with God and less time with me. I really would like to know the true purpose of what the hell I am even doing on this earth!!

So that is it in a nut shell. There are a few other things I would like to do, but they are personal and things i need to work out for myself. Maybe as they are worked out i will share them, but then again maybe not ;O)

So I say a Happy New Year to all of you who do or don't read this LOL! I hope many blessing come to pass for us all in this new year we have to live through. Much success to you all through this crazy economy we have to face and can only hope that Obama can pull us through it.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Charles Barkley's Interesting DUI

This should win an Emmy. Charles Barkley was busted for a DUI in Arizona on New Year’s Eve after he blew a stop sign - trying to get oral sex in his car. “He told me that he ran the stop sign because he was in a hurry to pick up the girl I saw get in the passenger seat.” The officer continues: “He asked me to admit that she was ‘hot.’ He asked me, ‘You want the truth?’ When I told him I did he said, ‘I was gonna drive around the corner and get a b**w job. He then explained that she had given him a ‘b**w job’ one week earlier and said it was the best one he had ever had in his life.”

The report says when Barkley was taken to the station, he told one of the employees, “I’ll tattoo my name on your ass” if he helped “get him out of the DUI.” According to the report, “He laughed and then quickly corrected himself and said, ‘I’ll tattoo your name on my ass’ and then laughed again.” Barkley was also busted with a handgun in the vehicle.

John Travolta's 16-Year-Old Son Dies

This is just so sad.....Jett Travolta, the 16-year-old son of actor John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston, died Friday while on vacation with his family in the Bahamas. Jett had suffered a seizure at his family's vacation home at the Old Bahama Bay Hotel on Grand Bahama Island, said Michael Ossi, a lawyer for the family, in a statement through Travolta's rep. The teen hit his head in a bathtub Friday morning and was declared dead at Rand Memorial Hospital, police spokeswoman Loretta Mackey told the Associated Press. According to police, a caretaker had found Jett unconscious in the bathroom around 10 a.m. An autopsy is being pursued to determine the exact cause of death. Jett, who is the only son of Travolta, 54, and Preston, 46, had a history of seizures, according to Ossi. The couple also have a daughter, Ella Bleu, 8.The death was first reported by TMZ. In 2003 Preston told Montel Williams that when Jett was 2 he became "very, very ill, but it seemed like flu symptoms" before being diagnosed with Kawasaki disease. The condition, which usually affects children from ages 2 to 5, can cause inflammation of the arteries. Usually treatable, it can lead to lasting heart damage in rare cases. Preston, who also said Jett suffered from asthma, blamed household cleaners, fertilizers and pesticides for sparking the condition and lobbied for more detailed labeling on chemical products. She credited a detoxification program based on the writings of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard with helping to improve Jett's health. In November Jett joined his dad in Paris, where Travolta has been shooting From Paris with Love. In 1994 the actor told PEOPLE how much he loved fatherhood. "I can't imagine what life would be like without Jett," he said. "After he was born and cleaned up, I held him for hours while Kelly slept. When they came to take him away for various tests, I said, 'No, you can't see him today. You'll have to do it another day.' I went a little nutsy."