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Wake n’ Bacon

This Morning

Listening to: Oliver watching “Little Bill” and crunching away on a pile of Apple Jacks.

Thinking about: How much I am looking forward to spending the day with my girls. This morning I am off to a birthday brunch and then I am spending the afternoon with a dear friend and her beautiful little baby girl!

Things I Love About Our Home at This Moment:

  • The random farm animal and number magnets all over the dishwasher.
  • The occasional hint that Ollie has been here. . . like the mini fighter jet left in the dishwasher or the car left in the cupboard.
  • The new paintings we have hung.

Project I am Interested In: Isn’t It cute!

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Pronunciation: ’ā-tē • ’tü • ’fif-tē

8.jpg Months until Rocket turns two! HOLY SHIT BALLS!

2.jpg Number of weeks I have left to finish up my gifts! I best get crackin’!

5.jpg Number of words that Rocket can say. They are: car, big truck, shoes, uh oh, and yeash (a la Michael Scott).

0.jpg Amount of love I have for my hair right now. Seriously, it’s like a big crazy mop. I need a haircut somethin’ fierce. I was thinking of doing something like this. What do you think?

I Have a Goal with an Actual End in Sight

It’s about 13 miles long.

Yeah, that’s right. I agreed to run in a half marathon, with my sister Karey, in June. Don’t ask me what the hell I was thinking when I agreed to this. I currently am able to run up to and including no miles, nonstop. Pathetic I know, especially considering that I am not overweight. I am just lazy.

There. I said it. Happy?!

Well, maybe lazy isn’t the right word. I would just rather enjoy the relaxing stretch of Marichyasana I, than a jog around the block. Or anything that causes my now water wing shaped bewbs (thanks Ollie!) to bounce around. However, I think that this challenge will be just the fire I need under my ass to get motivated with my life. I can only imagine the wonders it will do for my well being, emotionally and physically.

I start my training program on Monday, so I have four more days before the torture begins. Wish me luck. I will be periodically posting about my progress. We’ll have mini celebrations everytime I reach a new mini goal (2 miles, 5 miles, 7 miles, 10 miles). Maybe there will even be a prize involved. Who know? We’ll see.

Listography: Vinyl

*Did I ever mention that I love buying records, especially old used records? I don’t have a way to play them but I have always loved the look of hundreds of records lined up on a shelf. My collection is not that big, but I love it all the same.*

Records in my collection:
Concerto – Freddy Martin (RCA Victor Musical Smart Set circa 1949)
Spike Jones Plays the Charleston (RCA Victor Dance Band Series)
Rodolf Friml Melodies (RCA Victor Musical Smart Set)
Memory Waltzes – Frank DeVol and his orchestra
101 Strings – The Wonderful World of Walt Disney
Walt Disney Presents Peter and the Wolf – Prokofieff
The Sounds of Combat Training
The Jewel of the Nile
The NeverEnding Story
Walt Disney Productions Mousercise
Strawberry Shortcake’s Touch Your Toes, Touch Your Nose
The Care Bears Off to See the World
A Happy Birthday Party with Winnie the Pooh
Mickey Mouse Disco
Sesame Street At Home With Ernie and Bert
Sesame Street Grover Sings the Blues
Annie (two copies)
Fiddler on the Roof
Walt Disney’s The Seven Dwarfs and Their Diamond Mine
Sesame Street 1 – Original Cast
Sesame Street Alphabet Album
Walt Disney’s Jungle Book
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – The Best of OMD
Footloose
The Karate Kid
Michael Jackson – Dirty Diana
Blondie – Heart of Glass
10cc – The Things We Do For Love
Eric Clapton – Slowhand
Xanadu
Walt Disney’s The Aristocats
Michael Jackson – Scream
Michael Jackson – Thriller (Full Length LP)
Wham – Make It Big
Culture Club – Kissing to Be Clever
Fame (not the new piece of crap remake, the original)
Flashdance
Walt Disney Presents Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
Walt Disney Presents Winnie the Pooh and Tigger (Tiggers Don’t Climb Trees)
Sesame Street Sing Along!
George Wright’s Impressions of My Fair Lady
Rocky
Superman The Movie
Walt Disney Presents The Story of Robin Hood
Disney’s Christmas Favorites
Disney’s Story of Dumbo
Yentl
John Lennon/Yoko Ono – Double Fantasy
Tiffany
The Muppet Movie
Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins
Beverly Hills Cop
The Monkees

Questioned for Your Pleasure.

Most of you have heard The Great Interview Experiment. If you have not you should pull that large boulder off of your face introduce yourself to this awesome project and go check it out.

I was so excited to find out who I was going to interview. Just guess!! You’ll never guess.

OK.

I’ll tell you.

It’s Meg, from Mind of a Madwoman! How awesome is that?! (I know. I peed myself a little when I got the news.) If you don’t know of this wonderful woman, I pity your lame ass you should go check out her blog right away.

I have decided to proceed with this interview in the fashion of one of my favorite things. The random questionnaire!! So without further ado, I give you the MIND OF A MADWOMAN!!!! (DA DA DAAAAAAA *seriously ominous music at this moment*, but reallly, she’s cool. Don’t be freaked out by the sense of danger that may have occured at that moment.)

1. What was the last album you bought? What did you think of it? Favorite song and why?

Oh geez. I think it was a Kings of Leon album on iTunes. The lead singer’s voice makes me all wobbly and quite honestly ready to take my clothes off for the first person who asks. Fave song? “Sex on Fire”. Mmmm.

2. Where’s the best place you’ve been this year?

So far? To bed. I love love love sleeping. I’d spend days in bed if I could, but I can’t. I think it’s a conspiracy between all the perky little bitches that jump out of bed in the morning with a smile on their face. Their smiles stay up just as long as their boobs do. Bloody annoying and hard on those of us who are not so blessed.

3. Did you ever play ‘Dungeons and Dragons’?

Um. No. BUT! I did marry an uber geek in the form of Hotty Hubby who is not only an avid fan of “Dorks & Dumbasses” but also plays “Magic” and other games played by the residents of Geekville. He keeps trying to recruit me and he almost got me before I smacked myself in the head and came to my senses. Nice save, eh?

4. Who’s your favourite writer? Which of their books is your favorite?

Hoooo boy. I read so many books and love so many authors. I’m a huge fan of Kurt Vonnegut and Charles Dickens, my favourite novels being “Slaughterhouse Five” and “Great Expectations” respectively. In the fluff department though, I’m rather partial to anyone who can write books about vamps with any small amount of talent.

5. What is the biggest crime you have ever committed? Did you get caught? If yes, what happened?

Erm. I have not committed a crime. Actually that’s not true. I’m led to believe that it’s illegal to drive and talk on your cell at the same time in this country. I did that the other day. Didn’t get caught. There’s also those drugs I took back in the day…but again, not caught.

6. What would you do if you were male for the day?

Play with myself. All day. Isn’t that what they do anyway? And enjoy peeing standing up. Sweet!

7. Do you have any phobias?

Spiders. Nasty little buggers. I’m not deathly afraid so I guess it’s not technically a phobia. Heights. Hate them. I had a very short term boyfriend that lived in an apartment on a very high up floor of a tall building. He loved going out onto the balcony to make out. I told him if he made me go out there again he’d be making out with vomit. He didn’t ask me again.

8. How are you feeling right now?

Um. Cold. It’s after 9:30pm which seems to be when my body temperature plummets. It’s like this game that my body likes to play. Hot. Hot. Hot. Hot. Hot. Cool. Warm. Hot. Hot. Really damn cold. Even in the summer. Sad really.

9. Type the first four word the come into your mind. Turn them into a haiku.

Cold feet suck ass, man.
Socks should be mandatory
After 9 p. m.

10. Do you have any collections? If yes, what about those items caught your interest?

Oooooh I love this question. I collect cows! I love cows. When I was younger I got licked by a cow and fell in love. (Much the same way Hotty Hubby got my interest actually). Since then I’ve picked up cows wherever I can. When we moved from Canada to NZ I had to leave all but two stuffed cow toys behind so I’ve had to restart, but I’m still collecting them.

11. Name four things you always have with you:

My cellphone, my iPod, my wallet and my boobs. Oh. Sorry, that’s 5 things. I don’t always have my iPod. There, now that’s four.

12. What is your family like?

Dysfunctional like everyone else’s. Divided over many countries. Many generations and new marriages and so on. Huge. But they’re mine. I wouldn’t trade it.

13. What do you think would be the hardest thing for you to give up on?

My family. Not even just the direct family like Hubby & kids….family in general. Much as they might piss me off from time to time, I’ll not give up on them.

14. Do you have a favorite scar on your body? What is the story behind it?

My c-section scar. It’s a memory of my son’s birth and the emotional and physical journey I had to through to get him into my arms safe and sound. It was hard to trust my gut and go against the advice of my midwife, but if I hadn’t I wouldn’t have the handsome, adorable, smart boy that I do today.

15. Who is the last person you usually think about before you fall asleep?

Myself. Selfish cow aren’t I? I spend all day thinking about everyone else in my life. Lying in bed at night is my time.

16. What was your childhood nickname?

I nicknamed myself Meggers when I was a kid and it kind of stuck. I’ve been through many nicknames since then (not all of them kind or polite) but Meggers has always been there.

17. How do you decide what to blog about? Any inhibitions?

It’s really just whatever comes to my mind. Which is how we end up with some of the crap that shows up on my blog really. And no inhibitions. I own my words and will talk about pretty much anything.

18. What is something you with you were better at doing?

Being a good parent. I yell too much, spend too little time. I wish I came by it naturally. I really do. Maybe by the time they’re 18 and in full time therapy for the ways I’ve messed them up, I’ll have figured it all out.

19. What is one phrase that you cannot say or hear without cracking up? (Mine, by the way, are crap face or ass eyes. Gets me every time.)

Oh that’s easy. Assclam. Douchecicle. Many others that I probably shouldn’t repeat publicly so as not to offend the sensibilities of your readers 🙂

20. What is one of your goals for this year? Describe what you are doing so far to accomplish it.

Lose a crap load of weight. I’ve been doing well. Swimming. Walking. Weight Watchers. Already down 36 lbs in 16 weeks. I’m happy with that progress and will keep going.

Thank you, Meg, for this very insightful journey into your love of family, cows, and your likelihood to fondle your balls if ever you became a man. I hope everyone has enjoyed this as much as I have.

Now go read her blog!!

Serious slacker.

So over a YEAR AGO , I posted a little tag game that included creating some sort of gift for the first five who left a comment.

I haven’t thought about it since. (I know, pathetic.)

But I am trying to be better at following through and accomplishing what I say I am going to do. I am terrible at it honestly. As you may have learned from this blog, I am all talk and no do.

So if Heather, Rachel, LilSass, Britney, and Moonspun could kindly send me your addresses I will get your gifts to you by the end of the month (well at least finish them by that time, the shipping may take a little longer.)

Don’t forget that you have to post what you recieve and then do the same gift giving meme on your blog!