Archive for November, 2008

Nov
27

Happy Thanksgiving!

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OK, I’m going to get a little bit sappy and sentimental, but here it goes. (You know, I’m a firm believer that if you’re not thankful for what you DO have, the universe stops giving you cool stuff. But that doesn’t explain why I keep buying stuff for my kids.)

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for:

  • My beautiful children and my strong husband
  • My home, my neighborhood and my neighbors
  • My entire family and their support
  • The opportunity we got to pursue Tony’s our dream of owning a restaurant/bar
  • The fact that I’m healthy (I’d better get on the stick and start exercising and stop smoking, though)
  • That I have the opportunity to work from home.

I’m sure there’s more, but I’m sorta on a schedule here. Gotta shower, clean up a little, do some payroll and get ready for family breakfast. Baby brother and family coming over for eggs and bacon/sausage feast.

Have a great day!!! And if you’re going shopping tomorrow, be safe!

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Nov
26

Drive by Posting

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OK, I have to be quick today. Becca’s home sick from school, I have a big honkin’ sinus infection, and it’s the busiest bar day of the year. I do have a free shipping coupon from Cafe Press for ya. The code is FEMHOL10 and it’s good on purchases over $50 up until November 28th.

Lots of stuff to do on the Print-On-Demand projects, too. Zazzle just made a bulk add tool available (so I can FINALLY get all of my designs up there) and CafePress just added dark sweatshirts and zip up hoodies. Looks like I have projects to last me for a while. That’s on top of all the birthday parties coming up, Christmas shopping, decorating, and general everyday life stuff. I need a clone. OOH, like that movie ‘Multiplicity’ with Michael Keaton. The kids sure would have fun with the 3rd clone (or was it the 4th?). You know, the one who was….well…let’s say mentally challenged.

OK, gotta bolt! Happy Thanksgiving Eve!!!


Categories : CafePress, coupon, movies, Zazzle
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Nov
25

Careful, Karma Might Bite Ya in the Ass

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This link was posted on twitter today. And if you go and read this, you can see that this is a bitter, crabby guy just looking to get a rise out of people. Now, I’m going to be honest about a lot of things:

  1. The only time I ever read anything from Mike Seate was when PittGirl blogged about it
  2. I don’t have a problem with his writing, exactly
  3. I don’t like it when people don’t understand something and then pretend like they do.

Mike says that he doesn’t know why people blog when it’s not for money. I’m going to say that (totally my guess) 90% of people blogging are doing it for money. It might not be money directly. It might be to promote something that they are making money on. A blog might have some great instructional content, and the writer may live off the affiliate links. Could be many reasons. And hey, there are people who just like to write. For whatever reason. Does it really matter what their reasons are? Ten years ago they may have been writing in a diary or a ratty old notebook. Maybe they have dreams of someday being paid to be a writer. Happens all the time. There are two blogs that I follow regularly, WaiterRant.net and Because I said So. Both of these bloggers sucked me into their writing. Their style was inviting and humorous. They BOTH now have books (one released recently, and one being released in April). There are many other bloggers that make a fantastic living from their blogs (quite possibly more than Mike Seate).

Now, I don’t know the reasons behind Mr. Seate’s column downing bloggers. There could be many reasons that he felt moved to write that column. Afraid of competition? Jealous that these writers are free to post whatever their little hearts desire? Who knows. And that’s why I’m not going to judge his column, exactly. I just think that if you are going to throw your opinion around like that, please be informed. Or at least admit that you are not informed, and that your opinion is coming only from what you are currently aware. Can’t everybody just play nice?

/soapbox

Now me? Well, I’m more of a numbers girl :)

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Nov
24

Really, is it Monday?

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Well, I thoroughly enjoyed the season finale of True Blood. But now I can’t wait until summer. Not just for the next installment, but because I’m about sick of the cold already. But I digress…

You know, I’ve been thinking about some of my friends who are about to become parents for the first time. I just thought I’d post some of my thoughts about how it might change their lives. First, the good (‘cuz I’m a glass-is-half-full kind of gal)

  • You can’t even imagine the feeling of all that love. It’s overwhelming.
  • You always have somebody to cuddle with
  • You get to play with toys again
  • When they’re an infant and you have them in the grocery store, you can have a conversation with yourself and it looks like you’re talking to your baby.
  • You get to buy cute little clothes
  • You don’t get bored anymore

Next is the not so good. Not really BAD, but different

  • You will never (especially if you are the MOM) have privacy again. Ever. Unless you leave the house and go and hide in your car.
  • You won’t get nearly as much sleep as you’re used to. Ever. My kids are 3 1/2 and 5 1/2. I still don’t sleep, and I don’t have insomnia or anything like that. But, the silver lining is that you get used to functioning on less sleep. You just get a little more ‘dingy.’
  • Your house will never be as clean as you want it to be. Ever. I could spend hours cleaning, and it would just get messed up right behind me.

OK, this is a short list. And as I’m sitting here with Chloe watching ‘Scooby Doo and the Alien Invaders’ for the hundredth time, it’s about as deep as I can go right now. But I wouldn’t trade them for anything. Ever.

So, on a lighter note, I was using stumbleupon the other night, and I came across this site. And it really made me giggle. Here’s the page (and I did pay the game, and did pretty well)

You can click on the link to play the game if you want to. That’s completely a pet peeve of mine…the whole lose/loose thing. Really makes me crazy.



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Nov
23

Season Finale of True Blood

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I’m so completely excited about the season finale of True Blood tonight. Now, hopefully I don’t fall asleep in bed with Becca. But even if I do, the DVR is all set up. Can I just tell you that last week (don’t read on if you haven’t seen it!!!) when Bill jumped at Sam with those fangs all out, my heart just about leaped out of my chest!!! Unfortunately, Tony has to be at the bar tonight. We usually watch it together. But, I’ll still enjoy the last episode. So, hope you had a great weekend! Talk to ya tomorrow!

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