Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Blog Rolling With My Homies

One of my all time favorite bloggers, Dad Gone Mad, opened his blog up for new or otherwise obscure bloggers like myself to be able to add their blog link in the comment section of one of his posts in the hopes of generating traffic for their own blog. This was a great idea and a pretty good opportunity for those of us who have, oh say three readers! Since he did this I've actually had a few lookie loos and some have even left a comment here and there. In the blogging realm getting comments can be equated to finding Willie Wonka's last Golden Ticket. I'm not even kidding.

Anyway, because I'm dodging posting something else that I've been working on, and I had a couple of hours to kill last night, I went through and pasted each link from everyone who left their blog link as their signature. Each of the links below goes to an actual blog so you don't have to worry about a hairy naked ass or some massive FFF boobs popping up on your screen if you click on any one of the links. Be warned though the list is LONG!

If you have some spare time click around and give someones creative outlet a chance you may find someone you can relate to or that you just dig their writing style. Consider it a summer project and if you find one that you like bookmark it, leave them a comment, let them know you're there and make sure you tell me about it. I'm always up for a good laugh or touching story. I hear the chick who writes the fifth one down is wicked cool! Or was it just wicked? Whatever!

Here they are listed in the exact order in which they left a comment so there was no preference given to anyone.

I've got this list saved as a Word document so if it would be easier for you to navigate something like that shoot me an email (randomdailyramblings(at)yahoo(dot)com) and I'll send it to you. I just open my document up and click on a link and it opens up automatically from my desktop. I can always tell where I left off because the link color changes.

Happy reading and don't forget to pass on the ones you think are awesome!

Sunday, April 27, 2008


Just a quickie to say:

No, I haven't forgotten that I have a blog.

Yes, I realize it's been forever since I've posted something worth reading. Scratch that. I realize I NEED to finally post something worth reading.

Yes, I've been working on my list of things I wanted to accomplish in 60 days. I actually have good news.

No, I'm not going to write about it right now because I'm enthralled in the fivezillionth episode of Little Bill right now with A2 AND A1.

Yes, A1, Hubby and I are all addicted to this evil thing called Noggin that is piped into our house 24/7. I totally blame A2, he freaks out when we even look in the general direction of the remote let alone touch the dang thing. I'm pretty sure they use subliminal messaging somehow. How else can you explain three people all over the age of 3 knowing every single word to this:

I swear I hum this stupid little tune even in my sleep.

Hubby is out of town this week and the kids have school, A2 only on Monday and Wednesday but this means I can write until my finger tips are sore for a couple of days anyway. Don't say I didn't warn you when you come back and find post after post of mindless dribble.

Oh, I almost forgot, Yes, I know I've been tagged again for another meme. I'll do it I promise.

For now, here's another hit off the Noggin bong:

I challenge you to listen to this more than once and just see if you can get it out of your head! For some reason we substitute "mom is" in the place of "horns are" in our version. I think my husband started it. I'll have to pay him back for that one.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Captain Underwear to the RESCUE!!

As most of you know there was an earthquake in southern Illinois this morning. If you didn't know this then promptly crawl out from under your rock and let the sunshine hit your face. You'll enjoy it I promise! I just crawled out from under mine not too awful long ago.

At about 4:36 this morning I hear what I would describe as my house creaking. It didn't freak me out or anything because it's a normal thing when, oh say, a burst of wind hits the house. My husband on the other hand sits straight up in bed and is freaking the hell out. He yells at me, "get up right now!!".

Did I mention that it was 4:36 in the freaking morning??!! I get up and he's up saying something about a tornado or a mini tornado just passed over us. I'm thinking that's not possible because the freaking wind chimes aren't making one single noise. I'm pretty convinced he's lost his mind at this point. I mean come on, all I heard was a few creaks.

I look out the front windows and there is NOTHING going on. Literally no rain, no wind, no movement whatsoever, nothing....except my husband standing out there in his underwear spinning around like a top looking off in all directions for his "tornado".

He comes back in. I go pee and pray that I can fall back since it had to be nothing other than the house settling or something like that. As soon as I lay back down he comes back in swearing something creepy just happened and he just doesn't understand what it could have been.

So much for going back to sleep.

His description of the whole thing is that he woke up instantly because he could feel the whole house moving in every direction at once. He heard the creaking too but it was the movement that made him jut out of bed. He said it felt like it went around about eight times and that's what made him think a tornado or a burst or some sort of wind had been whipping around the house. He never thought about the chimes not clinging until after I mentioned them. He ran outside because he thought he would be able to see the "tornado" or whatever it was moving off in the distance but once he stepped out onto the sidewalk all he felt was a weird calm.

Since we don't live in an area that is prone to many earthquakes, it never occurred to us that that is what had just happened. Plus did I mention it was now 4:38 in the morning?? Who can string together coherent thoughts at that time of the day from a dead sleep?? Nobody in my house apparently.

At about 6:15 in the morning my husbands phone rang and it was our sister in law. She was calling from one state away from us, even farther away from the epicenter, asking if we felt the earthquake because she was at work when it happened and she felt it.

Let the "OH MY GOSH, I KNEW IT WAS SOMETHING" rantings begin!! Bless him, but my husband had to call everybody he knew after that in the vicinity to ask if they felt it and to let them know that he KNEW something was up and was ready to whip its tail by running outside in his trusty underwear.

Ok, so I added that last part.

Now all we've heard about today on the news has been talk of the earthquake. I can't believe I didn't feel anything especially since my husband certainly did. From now on I promise not to dismiss his earthquake calling abilities and to ever doubt that my husband has the real potential to be THAT GUY who gets interviewed by the hot local news lady on our front porch in his underwear. All we would need to make it a complete interview is a few junk cars in the front yard and one of these here newfangled doorbells.

Did YOU feel it?

Monday, April 14, 2008

My First Time

NO! I'm not going to write about that so Daddy you can take your hand down from your chest! I've been tagged for the very first time for a meme by a new visitor of mine Snooty Primadona. If you don't know what that means I will explain it for you briefly or better yet, I will go to another website and cut and past what they say about it here:

"People often ask, "What is a Meme?" so here's a more than a little information on that. I pronounce it so it's rhymes with 'dream'. In the context of web logs / 'blogs / blogging and other kinds of personal web sites it's some kind of list of questions that you saw somewhere else and you decided to answer the questions.

Then someone else sees them and does them and so on and so on. I generally consider these to be actual questions and not some multiple choice quizzes that determine some result at the end (what color you are most like, what cartoon character are you, what 80s movie are you)."

I snagged this info from the Now that we have that cleared up here goes.

Six completely unimportant facts about me:
1. My Perfect Food:


2. Favorite Colors:

3. Hair:
A cross between this:

and this:

And on hat days something like this:

Sadly, I'm not kidding.

4. DVD I Recently Saw:

Just kidding!! Of course it was this:

5. Guilty TV Pleasure:
I've watched this for over 20 years now thanks to Ms. Banana!!

I watch this with A1 who has been hooked with me since episode 1!!

6. If I Were A Tree I Would Be:

There you have it!
I think I'm suppose to tag about five people but since I only have one true reader that I know of then Heather dear, I tag YOU!!
As an added twist, if you leave me a comment then play along and answer the questions in there so I can gain a little insight about you.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Dammit, Janet!!

It's no secret that I'm a slacker but I will be the first to pat myself on the back right about now because my lazy ass worked out Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and today! Go fat girl, Go fat girl, GO!!

Of course there are a couple of things I have to share about my workout experience this week. The first is that after three months of not working out I am one sore sucka right now even though I tried to start out slow. My arms feel like they are about to fall off. I was trying to eat a bowl of cereal for supper tonight (read: husband is out of town so stove is officially on vacation w00t!!) and I had to prop it up on my boobs because they felt so shaky. How sad is that??!! I'm a mess. Sad thing is I only worked out on the Blowflex O'doom on Wednesday and the rowing machine at the gym on Friday. The same rowing machine that almost caused me to lose my membership along with my dignity and I'm not kidding. Well, maybe just a little about the membership thing.

Here's the story. Hubby called me Friday afternoon and asked me to meet him at the gym because he'd had a crappy day. I got up there and we worked out side by side on this elliptical type thing for about 30 minutes. About 10 minutes into it I was about to pass the hell out but there was an older lady (at least upper 60s maybe even 70) on the one beside me and her timer said she'd been there for 27 minutes and counting. WTF?? She was rockin' it and I couldn't let some old lady show me up. How embarrassing would that have been? Apparently not as embarrassing as what would happen next.

I stuck it out for 30 whole minutes and was pretty pumped since after the first 17 minutes I just went numb and by the time I was finished the ground felt like it was moving but I did it! Luckily they have those TV plug ins and you can watch as you work out and it makes the time go by quicker. I watched the end of the news and then Wheel of Fortune came on. When we finished with that Hubby said he was going over to the weights for about 30 minutes and asked if I was coming. My answer was no thanks dear (read: Are you fucking kidding me??!! I'm going to have to crawl out of here as it is but love you anyway. You go get your Hans and Franz on. I'll be cheering from the side over here watching the rest of Wheel.).

Since I wasn't feeling the treadmill, I spotted the rowing machine tucked away against the wall in behind the treadmills and in front of the stair climbing things. Apparently Fridays are slow so there wasn't a soul on anything even remotely close to the rowing machine at the time. I'd never used one like that before and figured that since nobody was around I could try it and if I couldn't figure it out then no harm no foul I'd just get the hell off of it and never ever go near it again.

Turns out a freaking chimp could work the stupid thing so off I went. I was rowing on that thing like a Cuban refugee only I was watching Wheel of Fortune and listening to my iPod because the rowing machine didn't have the TV plug in thing. Next thing I know I'm solving puzzles and working up a sweat but at some point I notice this strange thing going on with my head. It dawned on me that I had completely forgotten just where the hell I was because not only was my head bobbing from side to side like some crazed lunatic but I was also singing. Out loud. In public. Oh. My. Hell. Want to know what I was singing?


Now tell me who can listen to this and NOT cop an attitude? You know your head was bobbing as your ass was singing along just then. Don't lie.

This probably wouldn't have been that bad if A. I could somewhat sing and it didn't sound like dogs fucking or B. I was singing in a low inaudible tone WITHOUT the head movements but OH NO. I was singing like my ass was alone in the shower. Thankfully I realized what I was doing and I immediately stopped. Since I wasn't sure how long that shit had been going on I did the only thing I knew to do. Turn around slowly to see if anyone was around and of course there was. Apparently a middle aged couple had come in at some point in behind me on the stair climbers. Hell, I'm just guessing they were middle aged, I never looked them in the face all I saw was sneakers. Two damn pairs. I then tried to gather my composure, got up, walked over to where my husband was and kissed him goodbye. I had to get the hell out of there fast.

There are just certain songs that no matter where I am I feel the need to sing along and it happens every single time no matter what. It's almost as if I have no control over myself and I have to sing. Luckily I am alone most of the time or in the car where it doesn't matter that I'm the only one there that thinks I sound like a rock star (read: delusional).

I guess I should be thankful it wasn't this:

I SO would have been singing along and I'm pretty sure would have been kicked out over that one.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Welcome DGMers!!

I'm so excited that a couple of you came over from DadGoneMad! I love his site and have been a lurker of his forever. I appreciate those of you that have left comments. It actually gives me more incentive to post more often therefore stressing less since writing is a great outlet to blow off steam. Make sure you leave a link to your blog and I'll pop in and read your work too!

Have a great weekend! It's raining like crazy still here. Pretty soon Imma need a row boat to get to the mall. I've got an Old Navy coupon that CAN NOT go to waste. That would be sacrilege!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

I'm such a NERD

Oh my Lord it's time to whip out the Aqua Net and hair picks girls! The New Kids are officially going to announce after 15 years their reunion album and tour this Friday on the Today show.

I am was such a fantard! I can remember going to their concert and because I was on the grass I had to sneak up to the seats in the front with a handful of my friends. We screamed and sang our hearts out. It was utter chaos. One of my friends cried so hard I thought she was going to hyperventilate!

I am so embarrassed to admit seeing this picture today made me smile and actually flash back to some happy times Hangin' Tough with my girls!

I'm pretty sure if I remember correctly one of my friends actually named her daughter Jordan because of these clowns. I was always partial to Jon. I like those quiet boys.

If you dare tell anyone I admitted to this I'll hunt you down and make you listen to Please Don't Go Girl on a continuous loop until your ears bleed (once, maybe twice should do it)!

I'm off to the gym to listen to my old school New Kids on my iPod cuz you know I've got it on there. This will be day number three to work out so far and it feels great w00t!!

How sad am I that it takes very little to make me giddy??!!

ETA on 4-4-08: They didn't even sing on the Today show this morning!! What the hell is up with that!! Now I don't feel so bad that I missed it and had to watch it on YouTube. All they did was come out and announce that they would be performing for the first time on May 16th on the Today show. It was funny to see the "old women" like myself in the crowd screaming for them though. Good to know I'm not the only freak in da house!!

Also, is it so wrong that I've already set my DVR for that day so I don't miss it? **Gosh** I need professional help.