Wednesday, November 17, 2010


The other night I was sitting on the sofa watching the Patriots annihilate the Steelers (GO PATRIOTS!!!!!)  and I noticed my throat feeling a bit scratchy.

That night I woke up a few times during the night with more scratchy throat symptoms. I've pretty much felt icky every day since then. My throat and my  nose and just feeling blah in general.

Well, yesterday afternoon I had a soda and the Kiddo wanted a drink. I told him not to drink from my soda because I wasn't feeling well and there were germies. He didn't want germies so he left it alone.

Later, I went to do something and when I came back he'd obviously forgotten all about the germies and was happily sipping on my soda. I said "What are you doing?"

He said "I was just thirsty, I'm sorry."

Of course I wasn't mad at him or anything but I did ask "Don't you remember what I said about my soda?"

Suddenly a light went on. His mouth fell open and his eyes became large and he said "Germies!"

The poor Kid sat on the sofa pouting and miserable for a long time after that. I asked him what was wrong and he replied sadly that now he had germies and he didn't want them. Poor thing.

He sure did catch my germies. He had a horrible night last night and woke up with a fever and a blah feeling this morning. Hoping for a Swift Recovery!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Twitter, Celebrities and Being Rude

I've ranted about mentioned this on Twitter before but I'm going to mention it here too.

Some people are so rude!

Let me explain . . .

On Twitter, if you wish to contact me your tweet would look like this: "@Seansmoma Hi, how are you?" That tweet is sent to me. If you would like to mention me, your tweet might look like this: "So, I was talking to @Seansmoma and she likes Christmas." That tweet is also sent to me because you mentioned me.

There are celebrities/famous individuals on Twitter. Lots of them. I don't know how many of them take the time to read their mentions/replies but I know many of them do because I've received replies from some of them.

Where am I going with this? I'll tell you.

When someone tweets "I can't stand that Justin Beiber kid." their followers see that and thats basically where it stops. When someone tweets "I can't stand that @JustinBeiber kid." It's Very possible that that Justin Beiber kid will see that! I'm not picking on him on purpose (And yes, I'm aware I spelled his name wrong. It was purposefully done.) I was just using him as an example.

I just think a bit more discretion could be used when insulting very real people. They might be famous but that doesn't mean they aren't human. They have emotions just like the rest of us and we don't like being insulted. If you must state your dislike for someone, please don't direct that tweet right to them.

I'm just saying . . .

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Christmas Shopping


It's almost that time! Almost time to break out the Christmas decorations and the yummy festive recipes!

It's also probably past time to start Christmas shopping . . . *Sigh*

Christmas shopping is so hard for me. I never know what to get for people. Occasionally I'll get lucky and someone will say "I really really want this" and it just happens to be something that I can afford and easily acquire for them.

Others are harder though. I have no idea what to get for the Kiddo this year.

He's pretty set for clothes except maybe a pair of pajamas and a couple pairs of jogging pants. He doesn't need toys. I'm not really a fan of pointless toys anyway. More often than not if I buy him a toy it's going to be an educational toy. (On that note if you're looking for something to buy for a Kiddo you should totally check out the Leap Frog products. Highly Recommended!)

I just don't know what to get for him this year. And that's pretty much the story with everyone. What to buy, what to buy? Maybe I should just buy him a box of Pop Tarts. He would be thrilled. :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Going Green

It's not easy being Green.

It's expensive! Why on earth are the good things so expensive? If I could afford it I would totally go all green. As it is I can afford a few "green" things here and there but nothing like I would like.

However, in an effort to be more green I have attempted to give up the use of some disposable products.

I HATE doing dishes. Dishes are my least favorite chore and we don't have a dishwasher so it's all by hand around here. Paper/Styrofoam plates, plastic cups and plastics utensils made me happy. No washing necessary. Use and toss.

However, have you seen this? The Great Pacific Garbage Patch This is Sad people! For those of you who don't want to click the link The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is essentially an island the size or Texas or larger in the pacific ocean made of PLASTIC.

I felt kind of selfish about not wanting to wash dishes when I saw this. Seriously? This isn't worth it. We've gone plastic plate and utensil free around here. I would hate to think that I had anything to do with contributing to such a situation.

I would also like to encourage you to properly dispose of your trash. Take the extra two minutes to walk to a trash can before you toss your empty water bottle on the ground. If you see trash on the ground pick it up and throw it away!

We may not be able  to make the problem go away but we can don't have to help add to it either!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts

Happy Random Tuesday!!! Are you feeling Random? Do you feel like reading about others' Random Thoughts? It can be fun!! Well, if you do, then you should click the box below and zap over to Keely's blog! Join the fun!


1. My participation in Random Tuesday Thoughts has become a random event all in itself. It's been far too long! 

2. So, like I said it's been a while . . . I'm taking Taekwondo classes now. LOVING it! I love the exercise, the social interaction and the ME time! So much fun!
3. I'm going to try to get back into this blogging thing . . . I suppose we'll see what happens.

4. Almost time to start decorating for Christmas! (Who am I kidding? I may have possibly already put snowflakes all over my ceiling.) Tis the Season!!

5. If there's a Sonic near you then you need to go and order Jalapeno' Sticks. They're not on the menu (at least not here). They usually put them on one of their specialty burgers that I can't remember the name of but they're seriously yummy all on their own. Try them!

6. Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? So far we've bought for one person and finished for one person. You do the math. *Sigh*

7. You would think that since I haven't participated in Random Tuesday Thoughts for so long that I would be full of Random Thoughts but I'm really not.

8. NaNoWriMo, anyone? I'm about half as far with my word count as what I should be. Fail.

Well, it looks like that's all! Have a great day everyone!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Blogging with a Purpose

Hello readers!

It's been so long since I've posted here and I have no excuse except that I just haven't.

Someone tweeted today and mentioned needing bloggers to help with a project. I would love to help them but I feel like a hypocrite with my personal blog updates so few and far between.

I know that with an actual deadline it would be a much different story. I wouldn't say I work best under pressure but I do know how to get things done when there's a deadline.

Maybe I should look at my own blog in that way. A deadline of everyday?

Oh well, I think that regardless of whether I'm "officially" blogging for this person I shall most likely, no, most definitely be mentioning their work.

They have a heart for important issues and I'm ready to lend a hand.

More to come when their foundation officially goes online.

Until then, Have a Fantastic Day!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Dr. Wicked's Write or Die

*Hangs head in shame*

It has been SO long since I've posted here! I really don't have any excuses, I just haven't written a post.

However, the other day I found a website and I just HAD to blog about it!

Dr. Wicked's Write or Die

I was doing some NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) research and found this link. If you want to get some writing done fast this is the site for you!

Dr. Wicked is wicked! You set your word limit, you set the timer and you start typing. If you stop typing for too long Dr. Wicked will give you a warning but if you don't get in gear he will begin to eat your words! It's quite the motivation.

I've tried it a couple times, just typing off the top of my head. I know the stories aren't very quality but I may post a couple of them here. (Mostly because it's been too long since I put anything here!)

P.S. Speaking of NaNoWriMo . . . Is anyone participating?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

What Language Are You Speaking?

The other day my Mother-in-Law posted a status on Twitter. It basically said that she was lounging on the sofa and my niece and nephew were about to take a nap on a pallet.

Now, I'm not sure what a pallet is to you but to me it's a piece of wood that looks like this:

Well, that's what a pallet was to me before I met J's family. When they said "Pallet" they mean something like this:

A bunch of blankets that they pile up to make the ground comfy.

It's always interesting to me how some things mean something totally different in one part of the country than in the other.

For instance, when my Mother-in-Law (they don't ALL involve her . . . Or I would just think it was all just her own language.) says "Light Bread" I think:


However, what she really means is:

Sure, it's light in color. I suppose.

When I went to college I was sitting in class when the instructor said "Put up your books." . . . Huh? I looked up. Were there shelves I was supposed to leave my book on. I am not joking. I had Never heard that expression before in my life. I caught on pretty quick, when I saw what everyone else was doing, that what she meant was "Put your books away." Is that really so hard to say?

I wasn't at college long (maybe a few hours) before one of my roommates asked me where she could plug up her curling iron. Plug it up? Darling, we plug things IN not UP.

"I can't see a thing! Cut on that light!" or "It's late! Would you cut off that light?" These come from both college and J's family.

Cut the light on and off?? That may cause the light to no longer work, just saying . . . However, I can TURN the light on or off, whichever you wish.

So, which do you say? Are there things like this that totally threw you when you heard them?

Monday, August 9, 2010

Cell Phones and Privacy

Today I'm taking a kind of poll.

I'm curious how you approach the situation of your Significant Other's (Husband, Wife, Boyfriend, Girlfriend, Fiance') cell phone.

Are you comfortable with just grabbing their phone and exploring? And, do they mind if you do this?

I pretty much leave J's phone alone. He gets a call, he answers it. Unless he just can't and even then, usually depending on who it is, I still don't answer it. He gets a text message, that's his message and I don't open it to view it. I've never grabbed his phone and just started flipping through calls or messages or even the photo album.

I try to respect that it's his phone because I want him to respect that my phone is my phone. It's not that I'm trying to hide anything from him and I don't have anything to hide on my phone. It's just that sometimes my girl friend and I might be having a private text conversation and I'm sure she wouldn't want him to read. So I keep my nose out of his so that he'll return the favor.

So, how do you work this cell phone thing? Do you and your Significant Other read each others message and stuff or do you basically leave that stuff alone like you might respect a diary?

Just curious. Wondering what your thoughts are.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Six Word Saturday!

Happy Six Word Saturday! Can you describe your life in six words? If you want to play or check out other Six Word entries than click the little box below and pop over to Cate's blog!

I Really Love Netflix Watch Instantly!

          I've totally been getting my money's worth out of Netflix lately. This whole watch Instantly thing was a brilliant idea!

Have a great Saturday!

Friday, August 6, 2010


Reasons I want September to here Right Now:

1. Autumn
          I need Autumn now. I need Summer to be GONE!!

          Hello, NCIS creators/writers. I would really appreciate it if you could give me some more scenes with McGee and Abby . . . possibly a wedding scene? That would make me very happy. I could do without all the Tony/Ziva stuff for a bit.

3. Bones
          Seven Months?!!?!? Grrrr. I would also like to leave a note for the Bones writer peoples. I need Brennan to start thinking with her heart just a tad bit more. I've REALLY been feeling bad for Booth. Although, if Brennan is going to continue to be stubborn than I hope Booth comes back with a girlfriend and I hope he's ecstatically Happy and I hope she feels terrible. I hope she's So jealous she can't sleep at night! (You know, for a while, then I hope they get together and live happily ever after.)

4. Supernatural

          A Year?!!?!? I was Very excited for the return of Supernatural but I'm getting over it! No, I'm still excited for it to come back but I'm a little disappointed in some of the spoilers I've read. *Fingers crossed* for a good season.

5. Football
          Come Oooooooooooon, Patriots!!!!! That is all.

6. Birthdays
          J and the Kiddo's birthdays are both in September. I have fun planning birthday parties.

Am I forgetting anything? If I am I'll edit it in!


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

WHEN Did That Happen?!?!

I had a conversation the other day. It went somthing like this:

Her: I discovered Anthony Head in Repo! and I've liked him ever since.

Me: Oh yea? I like him too. I've liked him since around '97 when I saw him in Buffy.

Her: Oh, I was two in '97. So . . .

Me: TWO!?!?!?

Right about here I had the "Oh my word, when did I get this old!?" fit in my head.

If that wasn't enough later on that day I noticed it was the birthday of one of my facebook friends. So, I left her a Happy Birthday message. To which she responded:

Her: Thanks! I was thinking of you the other day. I was thinking about when you were my counselor at Kids camp. Good times.

At this point I rushed over to her page to double check how old she had turned. Twenty. Ok . . . Twenty!?!?

This girl was in my dorm room when she was SEVEN!!

Excuse me while I go get some anti-aging cream and hair dye to cover the grays. Also, anyone have a walker or a cane  I can borrow?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Giveaway at C. Beth Blog's Place!

Does anyone follow Beth over at C. Beth Blog?

Well, if you don't you really should! She's got a lovely little blog set up over there. Always interesting and her consistency in updating puts me to shame.

Her post today is a great giveaway! She's giving away a super cute crocheted hat! You pick the color and the style (within reason). I Highly suggest you have a look!

Simply go here: Crocheted Hat Giveaway

Sign up!! Good luck!!

Monday, August 2, 2010


Did you get an allowance when you were younger? How much did you get? Do you have kids? Do your kids get an allowance? How old were your Kids when you started giving them an allowance? How much do you pay? Are you tired of my questions yet?

I never got an allowance when I was a kid. If I worked, I got paid. My Dad believed that I wouldn't learn the value of money if it was just handed to me and I didn't have to work for it. You know what? I'm okay with that.

I plan to use the same basic idea for the Kiddo. He'll have a list of chores. If they get done, then he'll get paid.

The point of my post is this: How young is too young to start paying my Kiddo?

The Kiddo already helps me out around the house. He always helps me empty and load the washer and dryer. He helps fold towels all the time and he helps change the trash bag. I'm considering starting to pay him a bit.

Obviously I don't plan on paying him like ten bucks a week or anything but something. It would be a good way for him to start saving a bit and he would be all excited to get money for his bank.

So, remember all those questions from the beginning? They belong here too. Thoughts?

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sunday Silly - Talking Dog for Sale

A guy is driving around the back woods of Montana and he sees a sign in front of a broken down shanty-style house: 'Talking Dog For Sale ' He rings the bell and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard.

The guy goes into the backyard and sees a nice looking Labrador retriever sitting there.

'You talk?' he asks.

'Yep,' the Lab replies.

After the guy recovers from the shock of hearing a dog talk, he says 'So, what's your story?'

The Lab looks up and says, 'Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young. I wanted to help the government, so I told the Secret Service. In no time at all they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping.'

'I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years running. But the jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn't getting any younger so I decided to settle down. I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security, wandering near suspicious characters and listening in. I uncovered some incredible dealings and was awarded a batch of medals.' 'I got married, had a mess of puppies, and now I'm just retired.'

The guy is amazed. He goes back in and asks the owner what he wants for the dog.

'Ten dollars,' the guy says.

'Ten dollars? This dog is amazing! Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?'

'Because he's a liar. He never did any of that stuff.'

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts!

It's Tuesday! Are you feeling Random?! I sure am! If you are feeling Random and you want to play along OR if you just want to read about other people feeling Random then you should totally grab the Random box below and pop over to Keely's blog!


1. I wandered over to The Lakeside Collection yesterday and found all kinds of stuff I want. I also found some stuff I don't want.

2. The Toilet Mug. A coffee mug shaped like a toilet. Um, ewwww.

3. A book: Porn for Women. Seriously, just the cover of this book is a complete turn on!!!

4. Missed Comic Con this year but we really are trying to get everything together so we can go next year. *Fingers Crossed* Funny thing? I've never read a comic book in my life.

5. Washed the sheets last night. I LOVE crispy clean sheets. (Hey, you said "Random.")

6. Had a conversation on Twitter last night with Cate from Show My Face and Beth from C. Beth Blog regarding a music group that I haven't thought of in ages . . . Roxette. After it was over I had a bunch of songs stuck in my head. It was nice, like an CD on shuffle. Hehe *Sings* C'mon, join the joyride . . ."

7. When I go grocery shopping I'm totally getting stuff to make big juicy bacon cheeseburgers with all the extras, lettuce, tomato, all that! Also, sausage, eggs and English muffins for a nice big breakfast. And I may possibly be a bit hungry right now

Well, I think that's about it. Have a great Tuesday!!!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Paypal Limits?!

I've discovered eBay.

Well, I discovered eBay a long time ago but mostly I just used eBay's affiliate Half. com. Recently though I've been keeping track of eBay's Daily Deals which has led to a bit more eBay surfing. Also, maybe some purchases.

I love eBay. I may be just a tad addicted.

Anyway, I've purchased a couple things using Paypal and twice now I've received an email telling me that I need to get my Paypal account verified before I hit my limit.

When I received this e-mail for the second time yesterday I panicked a bit. I thought "Oh no! What if my payment doesn't go through because I reached my limit!?"

So, I ran clicked over to Paypal's website to check my limit.

$10,000.00 limit . . .

Uh, yea! I think I'll be okay for at least a few more purchases!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday Silly - What Did the Chicken Do?

I read this ages ago and you might have seen it too but it not I hope you enjoy it! Actually, even if you have seen it, it is possible to enjoy it again!

A young man received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a horrible attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of this bird's mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity.

The young man tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by constantly saying polite words, playing soft music, and doing anything he could think of to set a good example but nothing worked.

Finally, the young man got fed up and he yelled at the parrot and, the bird yelled back. He shook the parrot, and the bird got angrier and ruder. Eventually, in a moment of desperation, the young man put the bird in the refrigerator freezer.

For a few minutes, the young man heard the bird squawking and kicking and screaming . . . then suddenly there was quiet. Not a peep for over a minute. Fearing that he'd hurt the bird, the young man quickly opened the door to the freezer.

The parrot calmly stepped out onto the young man's outstretched arm and said, "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I am truly sorry, and I will do everything to correct my poor behavior."

The young man was astonished at the bird's change of attitude. As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird continued, "May I ask what the chicken did?"

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Six Word Saturday!

It's time for Six Word Saturday! Can you describe your life in Six words? If you want to play along clicky the little box here and head over to Cate's blog!

Why aren't I at Comic Con?!

Seriously, we're saving up for next year. No joke! See how serious I am? I said "Seriously" AND "No joke." *Shakes head* Oh brother.

Friday, July 23, 2010


I ran across this a few days ago and thought it would be fun to share. Do with it what you will. ;)

Also . . . Proceed with caution . . . Hehehe

         You know that ringing sound that you perceive when you are in a very quiet area? Some people say this is an auditory illusion brought about by the ear's inability to detect frequencies below the threshold of the human senses.
         This is completely wrong. That ringing covers up something else altogether.
         If you are Patient and maybe a little lucky you will be able to hear past the ringing. What you will hear are voices whispering to each other. They will silence themselves quickly but with practice you will become more adept at catching and interpreting what they are saying.
          You will hear things of the past, the present and even the future.
          However, you must be careful because there is no such thing as a voice without a body.

          And, when you start noticing them, they will start noticing you.

*Insert creepy music here*

Have a nice day!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Summer, How do I Loathe Thee?

Summer, listen up, I hate you. Loathe

I hate the little black beetle bugs.

I hate the mosquitoes.

I hate the flies, big and small.

I hate the HEAT.

I hate the Spiders.

I hate the lack of a/c in my car.

I hate the sky high electric bills.

I hate that I can't fix my hair pretty for church because it's so hot that by the time I get there nothing I did matters anymore.

I hate Summer.

I'm ready for Autumn. Yes, yes, I am!

This ranting post has been brought to you by Summer. Don't worry, I really am usually pretty sweet (the mosquito's think so, anyway) but I'm just tired of this season and I'm ready to move on.

I'm thinking HGotW may be back tomorrow. Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Booster Band

We have this thing at our church called Booster Band (I'm really not sure why it's called this).

It's a time during church on Sunday morning when all the Kiddo's get up in front and have fun singing some Kiddo songs. They love it! It's really cute too.

The first song they always sing includes the words "Bring someone with you."

This past Sunday our Pastor had the brilliant idea to ask the Kiddos if they wanted to bring someone. Of course they all said yes so she told them to go get someone to bring with them.

 . . .

Right about that time is when I started hyperventilating. Okay, no, not really but I wasn't very comfortable.

I do NOT do well in front of people. I do even worse when I'm supposed to be singing in front of people. However, I don't think the Kiddo knows or cares about that. And as I sat there and shook (Ok, I wasn't REALLY shaking) I saw the Kiddo come walking up the aisle towards me.

He stopped a row away and started waving me towards him with his hand.

What was going through my head? "I'm going to have to have a conversation with this Pastor of ours. And then of course tell her that we'll be finding another church!"

Alright, I'm just kidding. Also, I didn't have any breakdowns or anything and I lived through it.

But, I never want to do it again!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts!!

Happy Random Tuesday! My blog is late today but at least it's here! If you want to play along with Random Tuesday Thoughts then clicky the little box below and join the fun over at Keely's blog!!


1. Mother-in-Law and Sister-in-Law are here until Wednesday, just visiting. We've been having fun.

2. One day the Kiddo was talking and started using a word. He used it as an adjective. I'm not sure where he heard this word (I don't say it) but he uses it all the time. He's used it for ages. It's just stuck with him. Often when he's being silly he uses this word to describe something. The word? "Doinky" You're welcome.

3. I may be in love with the person who discovered/invented coffee.

4. I want to see Inception!! Now!

5. I think we're going for Chinese food tonight. MMMmmm.

6. Had an awesome dream last night. (Don't tell J. I wasn't married in the dream.) But I met a prince and was going to marry him. He said "We're getting married, Princess." and I smiled like goof. :) Not sure where this dream came from but I may possibly have to turn it into a short story!

7. I really don't have a lot of random today. I think I'll end it here. Have a great day everyone!!! Happy Tuesday!

Monday, July 19, 2010

I LOVE The Internet!

I love my mp3 player. I love plugging it into the cassette (yes I said cassette because our car is from the stone age) adapter and blasting it when I'm alone in my car. I love my cassette adapter.

My cassette adapter broke.

My cassette adapter broke during a THREE HOUR TRIP. Actually at the beginning of the three hour trip!

 I couldn't handle it, so we stopped at a Walmart and I grabbed a new one. (well, I paid for it, I didn't just grab it and leave.)

Ran back to the car, plugged it in, plugged in the mp3 player and . . .

Two seconds of Music . . . cassette flips to the other side . . . music for 2 seconds . . . cassette flips to the other side . . . 2 seconds of music . . . cassette flips to the other side. You get the picture?

I was not happy! Waste of money and NO music!

That thing sat in our car for weeks, doing no good. Then, I had a thought! Google!

I googled: "How do I make my mp3 cassette adapter play without auto reversing?" I honestly wasn't expecting much. But then I found this link: How to cure car cassette adapter "auto-reverse flip-flop"


I followed the very good, very easy instructions and now I have mp3 music in my car again!!

I LOVE the Internet!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sunday Silly - Speeding

As he sat along the side of the highway, waiting to catch speeding drivers, a Police officer sees a car puttering along at 33 MPH. He says to himself. "This driver is just as dangerous as someone who's speeding."

So, he turned on his lights and pulled the driver over. As he approached the car he noticed that there were five old ladies, two in the front and three in the back. The ladies looked terrified. Everyone one of them were wide eyed and as white as ghosts.

The driver, obviously confused, said to him "Officer, I don't understand, I was doing exactly the speed limit! What seems to be the problem?"

"Ma'am," the officer replied, "You weren't speeding, but you should know that driving slower than the speed limit can also be a danger to other drivers."

"Slower than the speed limit? The driver questioned. No sir, I was doing the speed limit exactly. Thirty-three Miles an hour!" the old woman said a bit proudly..

The Police officer, trying to contain a chuckle, explained to her that 33 was the highway number, not the speed limit. A bit embarrassed, the woman grinned and thanked the officer for pointing out her error..

"But before I let you go, Ma'am, I have to ask. Is everyone in this car OK? These women seem awfully shaken and they haven't made a sound this whole time." the officer asked.

"Oh, they'll be all right in a minute officer. We just got off Highway 189."

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Six Word Saturday!

Welcome to Six Word Saturday! If you want to play you should grab the box below and zap over to Cate's blog!

I am so ready for September!

Hubby's Birthday. Kiddo's Birthday, FOOTBALL, AUTUMN!

Have a great Saturday!!

Friday, July 16, 2010


A couple weeks ago on a Sunday morning the Kiddo and I had to get up early and take J to work so we could have the car to go to church.

We drove J to work and when we came home we crawled back into bed. We didn't have to be up yet, so why not? I let the Kiddo hop in bed with me.

We lay there for a while and I though the Kiddo had fallen asleep until I heard his little voice next to me.


I said "What, Baby?"

"Would you snuggle me?"


I love my Kiddo! I sure am going to miss it when he stops saying stuff like that.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

HGotW: Bradley James

It's Thursday! Do you know what that means?? (Well, it didn't mean the same thing last week since we did this on Friday but still . . . ) That's right! It's time for HGotW!!!!

The guy I've chosen for this week may possibly be the youngest Guy I've featured here. Born in 1983 he's almost 27. I can't remember featuring anyone younger than that.

Anyway, I started watching Merlin (because of Anthony Head) and discovered this weeks Hot Guy. He's adorable. He's a good actor and he does commentary videos for the "Merlin fans" and they are great! He's a very entertaining young man. I hope to see him around much more in the future!

So, I give you a young man to watch . . .

Bradley James
(I'd also like to mention that I thought Misha Collins had the bluest eyes I'd ever seen but this guy blows him out of the water by about a hundred times!)

(As Arthur in Merlin)


(The last two are my favorites. I always save my favorites for last.)

I chose this particular young lady for today because A. I think she's beautiful. B. She's part of the Merlin cast and I thought that would fit nicely and C. Her character and Bradley James' character will end up together some day and I just LOVE them together. They make a beautiful couple.

Today's featured female is . . .

Angel Coulby

(As Gwen/Guinevere in Merlin. SO Pretty.)

And once again, ALL the pretty in ONE picture! (Although I have to take issue with his t-shirt. Dolphins?!)

This concludes this weeks edition of HGotW. (Another of my favorites) I hope to see you back next week. (Well, tomorrow really but no more HG until next week!)

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Rants and Raves

I mentioned in yesterday's Random Tuesday Thoughts blog that I've launched another blog. I thought I would introduce it properly today.

Rants and Raves is a place for me to "geek out" and "fangirl" over my favorite TV shows, Movies, or actors.

When I watch a show I tend to get pretty involved. Then I end up with all these thoughts and often no one to share them with because rarely do I know anyone as involved as I am! Hence my creation.

Now I have a place to go and spill all my thoughts on the latest episode (or the latest episode that I watched on Netflix)!

So, if you're interested in TV you might want to check it out.

Now, I don't watch EVERY show on TV and my taste may differ from yours so it may not be the place for you (but I hope you visit anyway).

Some of the shows that I think will have a spot may include (but are certainly NOT limited to):

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Mentalist

And actually the list goes on but I'm not going to type out every show I've ever had a thought about!

Anyway, stop by if you like! Thanks!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts!

Happy Random Tuesday! Do you have Random Thoughts? Would you like to share them? Or maybe you just want to read about other's Random Thoughts? Well, grab the Random box and head over to Keely's blog!


1. Is it time for Summer to go away yet? I'm tired of the HEAT and the bugs! My house has been invaded by spiders. Those creepy wolf looking spiders.

2.  A trip? To see the best friend? This Summer? Sounds like a good idea! I sure hope it actually gets to happen!

3. I've launched a new blog. I plan to write a full post about it but I figured I'd drop a sneak peak here. Do you like TV? That's what it's all about! Rants and Raves.

4. Anyone live in Colorado? Hear the news about the guy struck by lightning there on Saturday? That's my cousin, SPC Michael Montanari. . He's recovering but still in pretty bad shape. It's so crazy! We'd love any prayers you could spare!

5. I want this. And as soon as I get extra money I plan to have it. :)


6.  Yesterday I posted a recipe for Mini Caramel Cinnamon Rolls. They are so yummy and really easy to make. Check them out!

7. I Can't Stand Sid the Science Kid!! SOOOO Annoying! (Informative for Kidd's but REALLY annoying!) You have no idea, oh my word.

8. I may be repeating myself, but . . . Go Away, Summer!

Have a wonderful Random Tuesday everyone!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Caramel Cinnamon Rolls

When I was younger my Aunt used to make some amazing little cinnamon rolls. They were so yummy. It had been a long time since I had them so one day I went on an internet search and found the recipe. I've made them ever since. SO GOOD!

They are Mini Caramel Cinnamon Rolls. They're really easy to make and the taste is amazing.

1/4 Cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Margarine
2 Tablespoons Light Corn syrup
1 8 oz. Can of Crescent Dinner Rolls
2 Tablespoons of Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon of Cinnamon

Heat your oven to 375.

In s small bowl mix the brown sugar, margarine and corn syrup. Spread in the bottom of a round cake pan. (I actually just mix it all up in the cake pan.)

Pop open the crescent rolls and unroll them. Separate them into four rectangles and pinch together the perforations.

In a small bowl combine the cinnamon and sugar. (I Never measure out my cinnamon and sugar because I like a bit more and definitely more cinnamon.)

Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture over the four rectangle. (You can add some pecans to this too if you want. I never do.)

Start at the short side and roll up the dough. Pinch the edges to seal them. Cut each roll into four pieces and place them in the cake pan.

Bake 20 to 27 minutes or until golden brown.

Cool for a minute or two and invert them onto a platter.

Enjoy! They're good warm or cold!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sunday Silly - You've Got Male

I received this in an e-mail (a couple times actually). You've probably seen it but if not, check it out. It's cute!

Daddy, how was I born?

A little boy goes to his father and asks 'Daddy, how was I born ?'

The father answers, "Well, son, I guess one day you will need to find out anyway! Your Mom and I first got together in a chat room on Yahoo. Then I set up a date via e-mail with your Mom and we met at a cyber-cafe. We sneaked into a secluded room, and googled each other. There your mother agreed to a download from my hard drive. As soon as I was ready to upload, we discovered that neither one of us had used a firewall, and since it was too late to hit the delete button , nine months later a little Pop-Up appeared that said:
"You've got Male!"

It was too good not to share. Have a great day!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Six Word Saturday!

Happy Saturday! It's time for some Six Word Saturday! If you want to play grab the box and pop over to Cate's blog! She'll let you in. :)

"Money, money, money by the pound!"

Have a great saturday!

Friday, July 9, 2010

HGotW: Anthony Head

I missed it yesterday but I'm going to make up for it today! . . .

(New Bannerish kind of thing. I don't have any special programs. Hehe. Also, the guys on this banner are in no particular order. Except for Sean Bean. He's ALWAYS first.)

I discovered this weeks guy many years ago on a little show called Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Perhaps you've heard of it?

Sure Buffy had a number of guys that could be considered hot. As a matter of fact I've already featured on of them here (David Boreanaz). But while everyone was so busy swooning over Angel and Spike and even Xander I was in love with the librarian. 

Anthony Stewart Head. I don't know what it is about him. I can't blame it on the accent (although that doesn't hurt) because James Marsters (Spike) had an accent, even if it was fake, too. (Not saying I don't think James Marsters is attractive. He is but he's not Anthony Head.) He's just awesome.

Since Buffy I've seen him around here and there (although not as often as I would like). Recently I've been happy to see him on my TV weekly once again. He stars in the BBC's version of Merlin that airs on the Syfy network. It's not a show I would have turned on without some help. However, since Tony Head was in it I decided to check it out and discovered that it's actually a pretty good show.

Anyway, I could go on and on but that's not why you're here. You've come for the good stuff! So, without any further ado, I give you . . .

Anthony Head
(It's BLUE! - Tony Head)


The girl I've chosen for today I saw for the first time on Merlin. She's a beautiful Irish actress . . .

Katie McGrath

(As Morgana in Merlin. Such pretty costumes.)

And I leave you with all the pretty in one picutre.

Have a great day!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Coffee Creamer

I ran out of coffee creamer yesterday.

I was sad. However, when J said he was going to Walmart I realized it wasn't so bad. I asked him if he would, please, pick me up some creamer.

I gave him very specific instructions on the kind I wanted. I was actually afraid I confused him.

Please get me INTERNATIONAL DELIGHT Hazelnut. DON'T get me Coffee Mate, the last time I had it made me sick. Make sure it's International Delight and please make sure it's not the sugar free stuff. Ok, so I need International Delight, Hazelnut, but NOT sugar free.

I was SURE I covered all my bases when explaining the kind of creamer I needed. So, off he went.

He returned home with creamer. International Delight, Hazelnut, Non-sugar free creamer . . . .

 . . . in single serve pouches.

I neglected to mention that he could find my creamer in the refrigerated section.

I don't use a little coffee cup for my iced coffee I use a large cup so this morning I filled up my Large cup and I think I added about four or five of those little pouches.

 Oh well, at least I have creamer! Hehe. :)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Trek Expo - Part 3 William Shatner

Continuing my Trek Expo posts, I want to share some stories from those that spoke during the day.

William Shatner
It seemed that I heard things about him that implied he was stuck up or full of himself and such. So, while I thought it was neat that I was going to get to hear William Shatner I wasn't on the edge of my seat about it.

Now that I have heard him my opinion of him is totally changed. He seemed like a great guy and I didn't catch the stuck up/full of himself vibe at all. He even added an extra photo op and autograph session to his time so that everyone could get their pic and autograph. I thought that was nice of him. Especially since it must be strange putting your arm around strangers for pictures all day long. Weird.

When he got on stage he talked about how nice it was to be there and how it was even more nice because his Son-in-Law (Joel Gretsch, V) was also there and it was nice to spend some time with him, just the two of them.

He talked about how he was in Canada for the Olympics and someone came up to him and told him they had four tickets to the Canada/USA hockey match. These tickets were valued at $40,000 A PIECE! This guy was offering him $160,000 worth of tickets. He was very excited. The next day he was at dinner with his wife and daughters and Sons-in-law and grand kids (13 people total). He said he had to make an executive decision and decided that he and his wife and two sons-in-law would take the four tickets and go to the Hockey game.

Later his daughter pulled him aside and mentioned that his two grandsons would really love to go to the hockey game and shouldn't they get the chance. So, he changed his mind and instead of the two sons-in-law he gave the tickets to the grandsons. Also, his wife decided that she really didn't need to go and thought that Joel (son-in-law) would enjoy the ticket more. So now it was Bill, Joel and two Grandsons going to the game.

The next day they were rehearsing his part in the closing ceremony and the man with the tickets came up to him. "I have bad news." he said. "The tickets have been sold. We don't have them anymore."

He said to the man with(out) the tickets. "Look, I already told everyone about these tickets and I don't want to do the actor thing and say 'I'm not going on unless . . .' but I Need Four tickets to this game and I REALLY need Six!"

The guy told him he would see what he could do and later came and said that he could get him three tickets. He said he really didn't want to do the actor thing and say 'I'm not going on unless . . .' but I Need Four tickets to this game and I REALLY need Six!"

Although at $40,000 per ticket it was lucky he was getting three tickets so now  the two grandsons and Bill were going to the game. But he decided that if his wife could be so sweet he would be too and once again Joel was given a ticket. So, Joel and the two grandsons going to the game.

Anyway, to make a LONG story just a tad bit less long. They finally ended up with SIX tickets to the game. So the two grandsons, two sons-in-law and Bill and his wife got to go.

At this point Joel Gretsch joined him on stage to add his own little tidbit about the hockey tickets. When Joel first discovered he was going to receive a ticket he said he sent out about 100 text messages telling everyone he was going to the game. Then, of course, he had to send them all messages telling them that he wasn't really going because the tickets were going to the grandsons. But then Bill's wife offered him her ticket so he sent the message that said he was going again. However, then there were only three tickets and he wasn't going. But then Bill gave up his ticket and he was going. He got very tired of sending messages.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Trek Expo - Part 2

Yesterday I posted the first part of my Trek Expo experience. Today, part two.

So I walked up to his table and blew him away with my ridiculously impressive oppening line . . . A TWO Sylable "Hi." Yup, I'm smooth!

He said "Hi" and the proceeded to read my t-shirt. It said "Everybody Loves an Irish Girl." He said "Yup, it's true!" I smiled (dorkish, I'm SURE). I then proceeded to explain that I was there to see him and he wasn't even on the schedule. *Insert pouty face* I said you're not on stage today . . . and right here is where Mark Sheppard (and his "handler" woman) lied to me. "Oh yes I am!" he said "Yes, he is!" she said. "Oh really? You're not on the schedule." I said. "They printed those out wrong." She said, all bright and smiley (she really was sweet.) "Great!" I said.

Can't remember exactly what was said next but then I said "I love your work." He nodded and said "Thanks." Then I told him that Sterling is my favorite and asked if he would be back. He very enthusastically responded that oh yes, Sterling would be back. Then I said "But not this season?" No, not this season. *Sadness* Then "It was nice to meet you" and I ran away to hide walked away.

Later, I went back to the very nice lady at the info. booth to find out about the pictures. She sent me to the registration table. There I asked for a refund for my photo ticket since I was pretty sure I wasn't getting that picture. She felt awful and wanted to make sure I got my picture so she said "Come with me." I followed her back to Mark Sheppard's table where we talked to his "handler" (I keep calling her that, she was like his coordinator/liason kind of person). She said they were trying to work the ticket thing out. There was another lady there who also had a ticket for a photo with him. (Only two of us? Seriously? Do people not know who this guy is?)

Anyway, they discussed and decided that he could squeeze pictures with the two of us in at 6 PM, right when the place was shutting down.

So at six I went to stand "in line" (it was really just me and that other lady) for a photo. He finally showed up. (I got the impression through out the day that he has problems being where he is supposed to be on time. Hehe.) I walked into the little photo place and he was standing there waiting. He pointed to a mark on the floor and said "Stand right there, my darling." so I did. (Duh.) He put his arm around me, they snapped the pic and that was it. I said "Thanks so much for coming back here for us." He said "Sure." and that was it. It happened SO fast that I can hardly remember it at all! (This kind of makes me sad.)

Also, since it was so late I had to leave my name and information and they'll send me my picture. So, I haven't seen it yet. I hope it turned out well.

Thanks for reading. There will probably be one more part to the Trek Expo series. Since William Shatner and a few of the others told some fun stories that I'd like to remember here.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Trek Expo Trip - Part 1

Last Saturday J and I went to Tulsa for Trek Expo.

When I was younger I was a Massive Star Trek fan. I mean, I loved it! (I still like it and see it occasionally but nothing like when I was younger.) Something I Always wanted to do was go to a Star Trek Convention. They sounded like so very much fun. I never actually got to go to one though because of the cost (too much) and location (too far).

 A couple months ago I found out that an actor that I'm a fan of, Mark Sheppard, was going to be in Tulsa at Trek Expo. I was immediately on a mission to get there. I went searching to see who else was going to be guests there. I needed someone to entice J to go. He's not a Trek fan like I am. I discovered that Laura Vandervoort (Smallville, V) was going to be there. J watches Both of her shows. Perfect! So I pitched him the idea and he was all for it.

First step was to purchase tickets to get in. Then with the next paycheck we purchased photo op tickets. One for him and Ms. Vandervoort and one for myself and Mr. Sheppard. I was excited. (And scared to death as well, I'm not very good at meeting people.)

Finally the day came. We woke up way too early and headed out. (the plus side of this early thing was a yummy McDonald's breakfast. Fast food breakfasts are sooo good!) When we arrived I took a look at the schedule (one more time, I'd looked online) and Mark Sheppard (the guy I had originally planned to see) was not on it at all. He wasn't scheduled to speak on stage and answer any questions and he was scheduled for photos either. This made me unhappy.

I went to the information desk to find out if I was going to be able to use the photo ticket (That I'd Paid for) that day since he wasn't on the schedule. She told me she had no idea and was having problems getting a hold of anyone who could tell her.

So, Hubby and I decided to go in and walk around. We walked through the door way and guess who I saw? Mark Sheppard. He was sitting ten feet away from me and talking to a bunch of people. Very cool. You would think I would have run over there and got in line. I mean, this is the guy I had come to meet. No way! Are you kidding?! I'm a wimp! I wandered around for a bit. Went back to the info. lady, she still didn't know anything. Finally I decided to just go straight to the source. I was standing there with J and I looked over and he was alone, no one else at his table so over I walked. Scared. To. Death.

This has turned into a rather long post and I think I shall continue on to part two tomorrow.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Independence Day!!!

Happy Fourth of July!!!

Have a safe and Wonderful weekend!!!

The Star Spangled Banner
by Francis Scott Key
September 20, 1814

Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, now conceals, now discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines on the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner! O long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wiped out their foul footstep's pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner forever shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Six Word Saturday!

Time for some Six Word Saturday, compliments of Cate over at Show My Face. If you want to play along just grab the little box below and get to it!

July Fourth plans? We'll be home.

Have a great weekend!! Be safe!!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Power of Suggestion

A couple weeks ago I was in Sunday School and one of my girls mentioned that she was going home that afternoon to enjoy Stuffed Peppers (With Seeds, she made sure she emphasized that point.) for dinner.

That did it! That was all I needed to hear. I HAD to have stuffed peppers for dinner. We had talked about them too much and I could almost taste them.

On the way home from church the Kiddo and I stopped at Walmart and I bought some frozen stuffed peppers to bake for dinner. I would have made my own but I was too lazy tired for that. The frozen kind were still really good though. Wonderful stuffed pepper dinner (Although, no seeds).

Last Sunday while in Sunday School the same girl was talking about dinner and I said something about how I wasn't sure what I wanted to have and she said "Enchilada Casserole."

She did it again! I started thinking about Enchilada Casserole and I just HAD to have it. The Kiddo and I came home and found my recipe and then ran to Walmart to grab the couple ingredients I didn't have.

It was so yummy when it was all done.

I wonder what Paige will be having for dinner next Sunday?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts!

I've been missing Random Tuesday for a long time. Today I thought I would hop back in. If you want to participate in Random Tuesday or, if you just want to read about it then click the awesomely random box below and pop over to Keely's blog!


1. It's been so long since I've done Random Tuesday I'm not sure I remember how to be random . . . I think I'm off to a good start.

2. Our cable company was not nice to us. We didn't get the CW Network. I called once and asked about it and the lady had NO IDEA what that Network was, she had never heard of it or any of the shows I mentioned (90201, Smallville, Supernatural, Gossip Girl). Anyway, I e-mailed and asked if they planned to add it because I wanted to watch Supernatural and J likes that silly show Smallville. I guess I wasn't the only one because we received a card in the mail letting us know that by the end of the day on the 30th (TODAY) we would have the CW Network! Yay!

3. Saturday J and I went to Trek Expo in Tulsa and I got to meet Mark Sheppard! *Squee* J met Laura Vandervoort from Smallville and V. We also got to listen to William Shatner and Michael Dorn (among a few others) tell some really great and fun stories. I'm going to try to write a blog post on the event. Mainly so I can remember it later.

4. When did The Kiddo get so big? My baby is growing up. I like him at this age, it's fun but . . . WHERE'S My Baby?!!?

5. I LOVE McDonald's Iced Coffee. It's one of my favorite things in the world. However, I can't go buy one everyday. I do have rent and groceries and bills to pay too. So I started making my own iced coffee at home. It doesn't always taste exactly like McDonald's but it's still delicious and I'm enjoying some right now. Much cheaper. Sometimes, I still grab a McDonald's coffee though.

6. I started messing around with painting a bit. I think I may snap a picture of my favorite one (Already two people with grabby hands for that one. Feel bad to sell it to them though, they are family) and post it in a blog.

7. Alright, I think I'm done here for now. It's been so nice playing Random Tuesday Thoughts again! Have a great day everyone!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . .

Occasionally J's XBox acts up and we have to turn it off, wait and turn it back on.

Sometimes it's while we're trying to watch Netflix. I'll turn it off and count to ten with the Kiddo and then turn it back on.

Well, the other day the controller wasn't working to turn it on so I told the Kiddo to push the button on the actual XBox to turn it on

He walked up to the XBox, looked at it and proceeded to count 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . . all the way to ten before pushing the power button.

I found this funny. I guess he thinks you always have to count to ten before you turn it on.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Six Word Saturday

I haven't participated in Six Word Saturday for a while but I'm back today. If you want to play click the box below and head over to Cate's blog!

What is going on around here?

Friday, June 18, 2010

Who turned out the light?

I was in the shower last night and there was a knock at the locked door. (Locked because I like to be alone while in the shower, call me crazy.)

Kiddo: Mommy! I have to go potty!

So, I hopped out of the shower (dripping as I went), quickly unlocked the door and hopped back in the shower.

The Kiddo then came bursting in and threw the door wide open. This allowed me to reach out of the shower curtain and lock the door. I did this so that when he ran out of the bathroom the door would once again be locked and I could enjoy my shower alone.

When the Kiddo finished he proceeded to run through his normal routine when exiting the bathroom . . . light off, door shut.

Now I'm in the shower, in our bathroom that has no windows, in the PITCH BLACK DARK . . . and the door is locked so I can't call for him to open the door and turn the light back on.

I had to climb out of the shower and make my way to the light switch in the dark, dripping wet.

The joys of being a Mom!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Avocados Anyone?

I received one suggestion yesterday when I asked for subjects to write about. Cate, from Show My Face suggested I write about Avocados.

You know, I have no idea what an Avocado actually tastes like. Not all by itself anyway. I mean, I love Guacamole, that stuff is fantastic. However, I've never just sliced open and Avocado and ate it.

J's cousins do that. They cut the Avocado in half and eat it with a spoon. I can't do it. I have some kind of mental block or something. It just looks as though it would be mushy and ick. It's much more appealing when its mixed with all kind of other things and called Guacamole.

Now that I'm sitting her thinking about it I can't think of anything else that involves Avocado.

Does anyone have any good Avocado recipes?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

No News . . .

It says: Last Published May 13, 2010

No!! I miss it around here a lot. I'm having an awful time trying to get back into the blogging groove. Not to mention the lack of subjects to blog about . . . I've got nothing.

If you have any (ANY) suggestions for topics feel free to leave them here. Also if there are any links to web sites that will help me with topics I would love to see those too.

Things around here have been pretty quite. Nothing new going on. I'm not complaining though. No news is good news, right? (Around here, it really is.)

Until next time . . .

Thursday, May 13, 2010

HGotW: David Cook

It's Thursday and HGotW is back! I'm sorry I haven't been around as much as I used to be. However, I do have to say that the pressure if OFF and now I can just post when I feel the urge. I like it this way.

This weeks Hot Guy is awesome! This guy can sing! I mean, he has got a massively fantastic voice! I like to listen to the words of songs when I'm listening to musuc but there are certain singers that just have voices that captivate me. When the song is over I find that I've concentrated so hard on the voice that I missed what the song was about. (A good excuse to go back and listen again.) Today's HGotW falls into that catergory.

I fell in love with him when he was on American Idol (the last real season I watched) and I'm still loving him. I have his CD and I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for another one!

I give you, this weeks HGotW . . .

David Cook

It must be music week on my blog because the girl I've chosen for today is also part of the music industry.

I'm a fan of this girl for a few reasons. I really enjoy her voice and her music. (Even though country is rarely my thing.) I also think (though I don't know her personally) that she might be a better choice of a role model for young girls today than say . . . Miley Cyrus?

It just seems to me that I've never seen this girl do half naked photo shoots or pole dance. So, right there, she already gets points from me. If I had a daughter I would much rather my daugther be a fan of this young lady than of Miley Cyrus. (But, that's just me.)

The young lady I've chosen for today is . . .

Taylor Swift

And she's beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed yourself! Have a wonderful day! Go listen to some David Cook or Taylor Swift.