Thursday, February 26, 2009

Friday Fragments


Time, again, for me to attempt to gather all my sporadic thoughts for the week and share with you the crazies that are in my brain everyday! You're welcome. You wanna be a giver, too? Join in with random thoughts at Mrs.4444's place.

***Fair warning, I am certain I will be driving people crazy with talk of BlogHer, if I haven't already. You have permission to glaze over during those parts, just come back when I'm done blabbing. BlogHer is a blogger's conference taking place in July in Chicago- that I am going to- it's a big deal.

My oldest kid is 14- the last trip I took without my kids and husband? NEVER! Don't get me wrong, I'm stoked to meet all of my blogger friends and big deal bloggers, and sure, maybe learn something, but let's be real- I'M GETTING A FREAKING VACATION!!! My husband has graciously agreed that I need it and that it would be good for me. I think he was fearing he may not wake up from his slumber if he did not- and that, my friends, was a legitimate, well-thought out phobia- he made the right decision.

I've been encouraged to find a sponsor. I'm not sure exactly what that means, something about the cost of the trip being less- so here goes. I think a sponsor would kind of be like my pimp. So in essence, I'm looking for a pimp. I would pretty much plaster any company's name across my boobs and sing its praises for a cheaper trip, who wouldn't? Certainly, if any proprietor is interested, contact me, because I would whore your business all over the place! FYI- I could sell the shit out of Xanax, condoms, tampons, laptops, sex toys, kitchen utensils, jewelry, wrinkle cream, shoes and chocolate- not to mention, I am also a good customer!

*** I have been that obnoxious person forcefully coughing and trying to clear my phlegmy throat INCESSANTLY for the last two months! What gives? Does this EVER go away?

***Discovery Health Channel has a show called Amazing Families. "Amazing" is subjective. Once I saw a family of 6 that decided to pack up, sell their house and live in a motor home while traveling all over the country, aimlessly. The tight quarters is one challenge, but they had to empty the poop out of their 'house' weekly- who chooses that life with 4 relatively young children??? They were not 'amazing', in my opinion, just odd. And stupid.

Last night, however, I caught an 'amazing' one... The Taylor family, had 3 kids, and then had conjoined twin girls- they shared a heart. If that wasn't enough of a struggle, when the twins were 19 mos. old, she had ANOTHER baby- OK- so maybe they were a little odd, too-glutton for punishment types, but they were a very likeable family and really dealt with their adversities well, can't say I could do the same!

*** My 20 year high school graduation date is next year. The 10 year , I thought, was kind of lame. I didn't go, but it was at a sport's complex, with beer and brats, not my idea of a class reunion! I was also 8 months pregnant so I would have been a bloated bitch on wheels around a bunch of drunk people swimming and playing beach volleyball!

I have gone to my husband's 20th and 25th class reunions (yeah, he's a bit older than me, you mathematicians) and they were awesome! Just what I think they 'should' be- formal sit down dinners, DJ or band, and lots of booze. The school I went to has closed down, so there is no official 'planning committee'. I have made the executive decision to take this on. I hope I don't regret it! I'm 75% sure that I might , but I am a planner and a control freak and I think we should have a decent class reunion, damn it!

*** I have received blog awards lately and I want to say thank you! Because I Said So, Jen at the Daily Mish Mash, Alanna Rose, Chocolate Covered Daydreams, and all the dirty men and Mariah at Hot Dads are ones that I know- If I missed one- just let me know- thank you all- it's nice to get the pats on the back. They all have different rules, but I will choose 5 things I'm addicted to (that's the easiest)...


1.) Blogging
2.) Mc Donald's Coffee
3.) cleaning
4.) BravoReality TV (I sent McMommy an e-mail recap of Real Housewives of New York the other night and just assumed she couldn't use it in her post. What do I come across today? The e-mail I sent her-my incoherent, incomplete sentences, rant about the ladies of Manhattan...if you watch the show, go read )
5.) Twitter


***Saturday is, my baby, Beebs' 4th birthday! She is super excited! We're having the family over for dinner and cake and ice cream- about 30 peeps, per usual! I don't want her to grow up- she's been the best kid! I love all of my kids... yada, yada, yada, but I feel like I've had the time and, probably the knowledge from my others, to truly enjoy every second with her! She just came to me after jamming to HollaBack Girl by Gwen Stefani and whispered, "did you hear me sing shit- it's in the song." I know it's wrong, but she cracks me up!

And, as is my blog birthday tradition, I will reveal her real name just this once...

Happy Birthday, Genevieve Reese!

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24 comments:

Deb said...

she's right... if it's in the song, it's okay to swear. happy b-day to the beebs. my little one's good friend is genevieve. she goes by genna.

oh, and you have reflux. that's what gives. try prevacid or some other anti-acid.

Dorsey said...

See THAT'S cute, my son instead know the REAL lyrics to the songs on Rock Band and inserts them where they SHOULD be. Ho hum...lol

Happy birthday, Beebs!

Under the Influence said...

Happy b-day, Beebs!

I went to my 20 year reunion (ahem, a few years ago). The Friday night party was much better than the actual reunion on Saturday. They originally wanted to have a cookout and beer truck at a park. I was all "What? No way am I traveling 600 miles for a cookout." They changed it to soemthing a little nicer, but not my idea of an adult get together. We'll see how the 25th goes. It sounds like your gig is more up my alley!

Sera said...

I loved your post of random thoughts, and your little girl is so cute! Her eyes are just so bright and full of spunk!

Soxy Deb said...

Oh she's not cute at all, not one little bit.
You make some gorgeous babies Tena. That's how you should pimp yourself out to your sponser. Hell, I'd sponser you and I don't even know what that entails, but if cute babies are involved, I'm all over it.
Happy Birthday Beebs!!

Ronda's Rants said...

You are too funny...and your daughter is so very cute!

Mrs4444 said...

A sponsor, huh? Let me know if you are inundated with offers and need a fellow whore.

Happy Birthday, GR!!!

I feel sorry for kids with lunatics for parents. (The "amazing" family, not you, heehee)

Julie said...

She's gorgeous!!! Happy birthday, pretty girl!!!!!

Ahem..it seems I'm going to BlogHer too. I see a party happening.

Eudea-Mamia said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Beebs!!

Seriously, I think you should get an egg donation center as your sponsor - you DO make gooooorgeeeeous kiddos.

Cna't wait until July 26th so you lucky guys will quit yammering about BlogHer.

Yeah, I'm bitter.

Eudea-Mamia said...

P.S. And can anyone %$#@! explain to me WHY I have to sign in under follower on every site?

Not that you guys aren't worth it, but WTH Blogger? Like you're not already a time suck.

blueviolet said...

She's adorable! Happy Birthday!

Who can resist that sales pitch you gave for sponsors? Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it. ;) If I go, I'm afraid to see what you'll have plastered across your tshirt.

Annie said...

I would sponsor you, but I don't own anything. I would definately be your pimp, though. I could totaly cash out on your hotness.

Happy Birthday, Beebs!

Saylorsmom said...

Gotta love some Gwen!! That is so funny and it is true.lol Happy Birthday to her. She is adorable!

Kelly Strei said...

First time visitor to your blog. It's great! Sounds like a fun adventure to find a sponsor.

Kelly
www.streifamily.blogspot.com

Tiffany said...

Awww look how cute she is! Happy Birthday Beebs! Your cussing makes me proud.

And I'm gonna do a "toy" post in a few days. Write in my comments how much you would LOVE a toy co. to sponsor you. It's worth a shot.

BedsideTalesMan said...

OK....BEEEEEEEOTCH!!!! what is with the not thanking us at Hot Dads for the award you got...that you did not mention? You do realize Hot Mamas can be revoked!!!!

As for BlogHer...Since I used to be a pimp...I'd be happy to be yours...there is just one thing... as my whore...you are supposed to give me all of YOUR money...not the other way around

The Mom Jen said...

Look at that beautiful girl! Happy birthday sweetheart!

Lottifish said...

I love that you're taking on the planning for your reunion. It sounds like it could be so much fun.

My 10 year is coming up next year but my high school was unique and I doubt anyone will plan it (and I'm no longer in the area) so I'm so happy that you and your classmates will get to enjoy one.

Abby said...

Happy Birthday Beebs! She is a cutie!

I went to my 10 year reunion a few years ago. I could have skipped it!

Jenni Jiggety said...

I love that name! I always wished that were my name...

Can we just ask for a sponsor? Does that work? i
I am so trying it...

Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

A living doll!

Brittany said...

So...it's not hot that I tell my hubby 20 times a day we should sell our house and live in an RV???

because I said so said...

One of MY mini's is named Reese....

Love it!! She is such a beauty!

Happy Birthday Beebs!!!

Zookeeper said...

I’m glad you’ll be getting to take a little vacation in July. Going to BlogHer sounds like a great way to get away from all the chaos at home. I’m jealous.

It's good to know that a woman will be planning the 20 year reunion. A couple of guys took care of that shindig at the sports complex. Let me know if you would like any help with the organizing.

I hope Beebs had a good birthday. I don’t know about you, but I feel older on my kids’ birthdays than on my own. I have hard time believing how old they are…which just reminds me how old I am. Sigh!