Sunday, October 31, 2010

That's all your getting outta me today

Happy Halloween!

Due to having a very awesome night last night...this is all you are getting outta me. Have a fabulous Halloween! I'll see you tomorrow.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

I have all my teeth, thank you.

Having been a military brat for 16 years, I’ve been to many places. I have been settled in West Virginia for years now, though and often hear many misconceptions about this great state. Often people think we are a part of Virginia which hasn’t been true since 1863. I have actually talked to people who didn’t even know West Virginia existed. People that live in America mind you.

Pepperoni Roll
 Has anyone ever had a pepperoni roll? A pepperoni roll is a delicious pepperoni and cheese filled piece of baked dough and is very popular around here. When I lived in Georgia, you couldn’t buy pepperoni rolls anywhere and my mom would make them and send them to my dad’s work where they were a huge hit. Apparently it is illegal in most states to sell pepperoni rolls because the meat actually sits on the counter until someone buys it.

Anyways, the actual point of this post is to talk about common misconceptions and myths of WV. I’ve pretty much heard it all, so allow me to clarify.

Myth- We all inbreed

Truth- You’ve all seen this shirt right? This is probably the biggest misconception about WV. Yeah well we don’t inbreed anymore than the rest of the world. We don’t meet our future spouses at family reunions and our kids don’t come out with feet growing out of their head. Now even in the county I live in people make fun of the people in the county right next to ours for inbreeding. Maybe it was common back in the day? I don’t know. But I've never heard of someone who reproduced with their kin.

Myth- We don't have paved roads

Truth- I assure you, our roads are paved. Sure, you will find the occasional dirt road here and there, but for the most part, they are paved.

 Myth-We don't have running water and use outhouses.

Truth- I’ve never seen an outhouse before in my life. We have running water. We shower. We have toilets. I do however know quite a few people that don’t have city water and must use well water. But still, it’s running water.

 Myth- Most men in WV have sexual relations with their farm animals.

Truth- I’ve actually heard of people doing this. I’ve never seen it with my own eyes and don’t care to, but apparently is has happened. Does it happen often? I don’t think so. Someone once told me that in WV it is legal to have sex with animals as long as it doesn’t exceed 40 pounds. Safety issue maybe? Who knows. While researching, I couldn’t find any actual truth in that.

Myth- We eat road kill.

Truth- While it is legal to take home road kill, I don’t think many people do so because there is a lot of it on the roads. Animals are suicidal around here.

 Myth- We always walk around barefoot.

Truth- I walk barefoot ANYTIME I get the chance. Flip flops are my best friends, too. So do we walk barefoot? Sure why the hell not? Do we because we can’t afford shoes? No. We do it because the grass feels nice between the toes and because a majority of West Virginians work on their feet 40+ hours a week. When we can take the work boots off, we are glad to do it.

Myth- We are missing most, if not all of our teeth.

Truth- {Checks mirror} Yep, still got ‘em all. So does everyone I know. We also have one of the best dental education programs in the country. And maybe because of that very misconception, a lot of us are a bit anal about keeping our teeth cleaned.

 Myth-We are all poor white trash

Truth- Eh, most of us are poor. White trash? Some, but I can’t imagine anymore than any other part of the world. We don’t have hookers on the streets... I guess that’s a plus. But there are mansions, castle like houses , huge houses with elevators and tons of bedrooms. You get the idea right? Like most of the world, West Virginia has a lower, middle and upper class.

Now here are some truths that I found pretty interesting.
  • Mother’s Day was founded in WV in 1908.
  • The first state sales tax in the United States went into effect in West Virginia on July 1, 1921.
  • The first federal prison exclusively for women in the United States was opened in 1926 in West Virginia.
  • Nearly 75% of West Virginia is covered by forests.
  • The first brick street in the world was laid in Charleston, West Virginia, on October 23, 1870, on Summers Street, between Kanawha and Virginia Streets.
  • West Virginia University has been named #1 Party School by the Princeton Review 7 times in 15 years.
 Know any of these West Virginians?
  • Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson
  • Jennifer Garner
  • Brad Paisley
  • Don Knotts (his niece was my English teacher in school)
  • Mary Lou Retton
  • Jerry West
  • Randy Moss
  • Steve Harvey
The list of athletes that hailed from WV is pretty extensive.

I know this post was long, but I love my state and hate people talking shit on it. I’m sure all of you have heard misconceptions about where you live, too. So let’s hear ‘em! Comment about it. Blog about it. Whatever. I’d like to hear some!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Pep Talk

5 Things That Drive Me Crazy is taking a break this week, because honestly, I have about 1,000 things that are driving me crazy but I can't classify them into one category. By the you guys like the Friday bitching?

Anyways, I've been trying to follow everyone's 30 Days of Truth Challenges and I've read a few of the "Letter to Yourself" posts, which I think is number 30 but that doesn't really matter. I read Barb's the other day and I decided I would give it a try, even though I didn't do the 30 Days of Truth. But it's my blog, I'll write to myself if I want to :)

Dear Self,

You have been aggravating me as of late. You simply have no self control and have very addictive behavior. Just because you have stopped smoking, does not mean that you can replace the nicotine with cookies and other sugary sweets. Cookies will not make everything better. Cookies will only make you fatter. So stop eating so many. You can go to the grocery store without buying cookies. Honestly, you’ve done it before.
Also, please stop shoving your feet into those stupid heels of yours just because they look awesome and make you taller. Yes, your legs look longer, but your feet are going to simply fall off if you do not stop.

Go outside and do some yard work instead of sitting inside all day watching different TV series on Netflix just because you can. You are not seriously interested in Deadliest Catch, so just delete it off your instant queue and move on. And no, do not move onto season one of Hoarders just because it is sitting in your queue untouched.

One more thing...stop stressing about money so much. Moving into a new place is expensive; you know that, you’ve done it before. So suck it up and stop worrying. If you cannot buy Boyfriend that totally awesome Christmas gift that you’ve had your eye on, then don’t sweat it. He can surely live without it, but probably is getting tired of living with your crankiness.
Stuff No One Told Me (Awesome blog, go check it out)
Take more hot baths. Stop buying expensive video games. Eat more healthy foods. Go on more dates. And I think it’s about time to highlight that hair of yours. It’s looking dull.

Your own worst enemy.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

You are getting verrrry sleepy

Which way do my readers sleep?

This is out of 26 votes. Do you know what that says about your personality? A bunch of B.S., but I'll share with you what I found anyways.

Side sleepers- You are calm and rational person with a good deal of balance in your life. Friends consider you to be kind, caring, and truly loyal. You are easy going and trusting. However, you are too sensible to fall for mind games. Open to the world, you are not afraid to be yourself.
If you don't get enough sleep, you are: Able to cope
It's hard to sleep next to you because: You're a bed hog

Back Sleepers-You are confident and ready to tackle life.You are pretty vain and happy with your physical appearance.You are born to be the center of attention, and you're unhappy on the sidelines. You're always up for trying something new - in and out of bed!
If you don't get enough sleep, you: Look like hell
It's hard to sleep next to you because: You toss and turn all night

Stomach Sleepers- You have a passion for everything - including sleeping. Outgoing and brash, you tend to still shock those who know you well. You tend to be selfish. You are the most likely type to take over the whole bed.You gravitate toward comfort and don't like extreme situations.
If you don't get enough sleep, you are: In a very bad mood
It's hard to sleep next to you because: You hog the covers.

I sleep on my side but I am so not a bed hog. Most of the time.

Here are some more detailed sleep descriptions.

Foetus (fetus?)Those who curl up in the foetus position are described as tough on the outside but sensitive at heart. They may be shy when they first meet somebody, but soon relax. This is the most common sleeping position, adopted by 41% of the 1,000 people who took part in the survey. More than twice as many women as men tend to adopt this position.

LogLying on your side with both arms down by your side. These sleepers are easy going, social people who like being part of the in-crowd, and who are trusting of strangers. However, they may be gullible.

YearnerPeople who sleep on their side with both arms out in front are said to have an open nature, but can be suspicious, cynical. They are slow to make up their minds, but once they have taken a decision, they are unlikely ever to change it.

SoldierLying on your back with both arms pinned to your sides. People who sleep in this position are generally quiet and reserved. They don't like a fuss, but set themselves and others high standards.

FreefallLying on your front with your hands around the pillow, and your head turned to one side. Often gregarious and brash people, but can be nervy and thin-skinned underneath, and don't like criticism, or extreme situations.

StarfishLying on your back with both arms up around the pillow. These sleepers make good friends because they are always ready to listen to others, and offer help when needed. They generally don't like to be the centre of attention.

Says I'm a Yearner. *Shrugs*

New poll: Who would you like to see fall off the map? Your votes make me smile. Give a smile away today :)

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Are you freakin' kidding me?!?

Blogger has once again decided to hide all of my daily reads from me. You are all once again, missing. So forgive me if I don't get a chance to make it to your blog today. I'm kinda going on strike. This is seriously like the fourth time this has happened. This is only the second time it has lasted more than a couple of hours, though. All of my blogging buddies went MIA around 8:00 this morning and I haven't see you since.

I'll be back tomorrow.

Wee Bit Wednesday: Halloween Edition

{one} have you ever seen a ghost?
Er, no. I probably would have died of a heart attack, so I wouldn't be here right now answering these lovely questions.

{two} when was the last time you dressed up for Halloween?
Last year. I was a Spartan Queen and my friend was a Spartan. He was half naked. It was fun. I usually dress up every year.

{three} what’s your favorite candy?
Hmm, I love all candy but I would have to say Gummi Bears have my heart.
{four} did you have a favorite costume growing up?
I was a zombie once. It was my favorite costume because it wasn't girly and I got to look scary like my brothers.

{five} did you carve pumpkins this year?

{six} what’s your favorite scary movie?
I really shit my pants enjoyed Paranormal Activity, but I really like the zombie movies. Like Zombieland, although it's not really scary.

{seven} haunted houses or corn mazes?
Haunted Houses. I would probably get lost in a maze of any sort.

{eight} are you superstitious?
Wow, I just posted about superstitions yesterday. No, I would not consider myself superstitious.

{nine} have you ever owned a black cat?
Nope. I've only owned one cat in my entire life and it was orange. It ran away. Probably because I'm not a cat person.

{ten} what are you plans for this coming Halloween?
Well, I think Boyfriend and are going to get dressed up as the Mad Hatter and Alice (I'll be Alice, of course) and go out to the bar, BUT Boyfriend has yet to get his costume, so we may just stay in and hand out candy to the kids in our new neighborhood.

P.S. Peregrin-Email me about that whole Giggle Button thing :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Black cats and Voodoo Dolls

I was visiting my grandmother last week and she made Boyfriend and me some breakfast for dinner. My favorite thing ever! I love pancakes at 6:00 in the evening.

Anyways, I had the song, “Can’t always get what you want” in my head and kept humming it while sitting at the table. She finally yelled at me and said, “You cannot sing at the table. It is bad luck.”

It got me thinking. My grandmother thinks that EVERYTHING is bad luck. For instance, you cannot burst a balloon in the house, break a mirror, open an umbrella, walk under a ladder or cross paths with a black cat without catching some bad luck.

The only superstition I have is that you cannot say something like, “I’ve never been in a car accident” without immediately knocking on wood afterwards. But I wondered. What were some other superstitions? I resorted to Google.

Seeing an ambulance is very unlucky unless you pinch your nose or hold your breath until you see a black or a brown dog. {This could be deadly. Carry a black or brown dog with you at all times}

It's bad luck to put a hat on a bed.

If you make a bedspread, or a quilt, be sure to finish it or marriage will never come to you {I never finish what I start. Thank god I can’t sew}

If you say good-bye to a friend on a bridge, you will never see each other again.

Do not lean a broom against a bed. The evil spirits in the broom will cast a spell on the bed. {Hmm, I just thought those were dust bunnies}

To drop a comb while you are combing your hair is a sign of a coming disappointment. {Oh dear, I just did that this morning}

A cricket in the house brings good luck. {But is annoying as Hell}

For good luck throughout the year, wear new clothes on Easter. {Any excuse is a good excuse to shop for new clothes!}

If you have 13 letters in your name, you will have the devil's luck . Jack the Ripper, Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer, Theodore Bundy and Albert De Salvo all have 13 letters in their names. {I counted. I’m safe with 19}

If you use the same pencil to take a test that you used for studying for the test, the pencil will remember the answers. {Smart pencil, it is.}

If 3 people are photographed together, the one in the middle will die first. {WHAT?!? I have like tons of photos with myself in the middle.}

If you leave a rocking chair rocking when empty, it invites evil spirits to come into your house to sit in the rocking chair.

A spider is a repellent against plague when worn around the neck in a walnut shell. {Bring on the plague, because there is no way in Hell I’m doing that.}

P.S. Sang that freakin' Ricky Martin song through this whole post.

P.P.S. Ready for you trivia question??? As always, first person to answer gets to choose who will be featured on the Giggle Button for the week.

What is the world's biggest selling copyrighted game?

Monday, October 25, 2010

6 days til Halloween!

Boyfriend and I carved our pumpkins Wednesday night. Is it too early? Ah, oh well, too late now. It's cold enough here that I think we'll be alright. It was 32 degrees when I got in my car Friday morning. That's cold enough to snow! And that's too cold for me.

Anyways, it was Boyfriend's first time using a template to carve a pumpkin, and I'm not sure if he liked it. He pretty much complained the whole time. "This takes forever." "My hand hurts." "Switch me tools."  But in the end, he was pretty excited how they turned out.

My pumpkin before going under the knife

Boyfriend's pumpkin

I stabbed it in the head.

Boyfriend all focused and shit.

After! That's Donnie Darko's bunny pal, Frank. (Boyfriend's pumpkin)
Here's mine. It's supposed to be Jack from Nightmare Before Christmas. He's a little lopsided. But let's just all pretend it looks like him, k? Thanks.

I asked you all, my lovely readers, to send me in some photos of your own and I am embarrassed to have my pumpkins on the same page as these. Now mine look like a child's work.

AMCHornetGirl sent me these two. And I'm pretty sure they are freehand.

Incredible, right?
TeamJazz1 carved these two...

Ooooh...pretty :)

I also found this awesome recipe for roasting pumpkin seeds. I love me some pumpkin seeds and they are actually really good for you. (Before you add all this extra crap)

Preheat oven to 350.

You need 2 cups of pumpkin seeds. (Boyfriend and I doubled everything, because, well we love pumpkin seeds)

2 Tablespoons of cooking oil

1 Teaspoon of Salt

1 Teaspoon of Sugar

1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon

Wash the pumpkin seeds first to get all the pulp off. Then dry them between two towels. (Don't use paper towels. We found out that hard way that pumpkin seeds will stick to paper towels)

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, making sure the pumpkin seeds get covered.

Spread pumpkin seeds onto a baking sheet.

Cook for 30 minutes, tossing occasionally.

These are very very yummy and make the whole house smell amazing!

You can also substitute the cinnamon with any of your favorite spice (garlic powder, cayenne, curry, etc) just leave the sugar out if you opt to do so.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

How young is too young?

My cousin has a four year old little boy that is spoiled beyond words. He is an only child and my uncle and aunt’s only grandchild. This four year old has two bedrooms. One for his toys and one for him to sleep in. Don’t get me wrong, if you’ve got the money to spoil your child, then go right ahead. I was spoiled myself. Okay, I still am, but that’s beside the point.

Anyways, a couple of months ago, my cousin bought his four year old son a BB gun and a hunting bow for children. I get that hunting can be a bonding experience for father and son, but how young is too young to be handling weapons?

Sure the BB gun wouldn’t kill anyone, but should a four year old have one? I don’t have any children, so I guess I really don’t know, but in my mind, a four year old isn’t capable of knowing the safety hazards of shooting a gun or a bow for that matter.

I’m positive the gun and bow are locked up safely, but what if the child stumbles upon a larger gun someday? Like at someone else's house? Or if his father is getting ready to go hunting and has rested the gun against something? What if he picks the gun up and shoots it because he knows how to use it?

I don’t like the whole concept of hunting either. Unless you are starving, of course, but even then I don’t think I could kill an animal. That’s not to say that hunters are wrong for doing it, because frankly, I don’t want to be overrun by deer either, but I just don’t like knowing that animals are being shot. So maybe I’m angry that he is already teaching his four year old how to kill animals?

But I’m pretty sure it’s because I don’t think children should be taught how to use guns if they aren’t capable of sitting through a gun safety course and taking an exam to show their understanding.

What are you opinions on this? There is no right or wrong answer here, I just want to know if I’m alone in my thinking.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

It really was a nice necklace

My niece is such a hoot. This girl is six years old and is smarter than I am sometimes. She kicks my butt at Super Mario and yells at me when I say a curse word. She once told me, “You know you will go to Hell for saying words like that.” I was baffled.

Yesterday she came by to visit me at work and bring me lunch. (Her mother brought her of course. 6 year olds can’t drive.) We were sitting there eating and I commented on how much I liked her necklace. Here is how the conversation went.

Me: I love that necklace. It’s so pretty.

Niece: Thanks. Everyone at school likes it, too. My friend asked me if she could have it.

Me: I take it that you said no.

Niece: Well, I felt bad for saying no, so I told her that it was my step sister’s necklace.

Me: You don’t have a step sister.

Niece: I know. But I told her that I couldn’t give it away because my step sister was in the hospital and she was dying.

Me: {chokes back laughter} Why didn’t you just tell her no?

Niece: That would be mean.

Me: Lying isn’t very nice, either.

Niece: Yeah, well at least I still have my necklace.

I looked at her mom and we both broke out into a fit of laughter. My niece just sat there and looked at us like we were stupid for not grasping the whole concept.

Then when I got home from work I found that Boyfriend had bought me these...

It was a good day.

Friday, October 22, 2010

5 Things That Drive Me Crazy: Customer Service Edition

This edition of 5 Things That Drive Me Crazy is a little different, because well, it's about people and not things. Because the same general concept applies. Here we go :)

Those Who Think It's Satisfying to Report Others- Ok, if I get really shitty customer service, I'm going to tell a manager... at least. But that's if the person providing customer "service" is not even trying. But I cannot stand it when people report people in customer service just to have something to do. For instance, our new mail lady (have no clue if that's actually considered customer service, but it's what prompted the topic today so deal with it:)) that delivers mail to my work talks on her cell phone. A lot. And she doesn't dress very nice. But who the Hell cares? Well, apparently a co-worker of mine. She called and reported the mail lady and the mail lady was either fired or moved to a different route because she delivers no more. I think it's complete bullshit that someone would go and mess with someone else's livelihood just because the mail lady likes to talk on her cell phone and wears jeans everyday to work. She delivered the mail every day. She was nice when she actually talked. WTF is the problem?? Now her kids are probably gonna starve. And they'll have to kill their own dog for meat to stay alive. Just saying.

Those Who Treat Customer Service Reps Like Shit- So you walk into a store, grab the usual cup of coffee, giant cookie and pack of cigarettes gum (dammit) and get in line behind some lady. This lady starts bitching at the dude/chick behind the counter because the price of gas is so ridiculous. First of all, does anyone actually think the damn cashier can change that? Or that its their fault? Second, what right does anyone have to come into someone's work and start yelling at them like they are a waste of space? Especially at 7:00 am. Assholes.

Or the customers in restaurants who thrive on giving the waitresses/waiters a hard time just for the sake of looking cool in front of their friends. They should all be put on house arrest and never allowed in public again.

And'll never believe. Boyfriend works in a video game store. Two customers came in and were looking at buying a Play Station 3. Well apparently, they didn't like the prices of the game systems so one of them decided to whip out his tiny manhood and piss all over the damn things. A grown ass man, and I use the term loosely, decided that since he couldn't afford to buy the PS3, he would just piss on them so that no one else could buy them either. WTF is wrong with people?

Those Who Hate Being in Customer Service- On the other hand, I absolutely hate it when I go somewhere and the person behind the counter treats me like a waste of space. Doesn't even acknowledge me, let alone treat me well. I have to get their attention just so that I can give them my money and get the Hell out of there. And then they act like I'm bothering them by coming in??? Seriously, if you hate customer service, find a new job. (Any DMV employees in my area reading this? I'm so talking about you.)

Those Who Mess Up Because They Don't Care- I understand mistakes. Everyone makes them. I'm sure you can find at least one in this very post. It doesn't bother me. What does bother me is when I'm trying to buy my stupid bookshelf-in-a-box at Wal Mart and the cashier is talking to the cute boy behind her register whilst taking my money and giving me back the incorrect change. And then when I ask for the rest of my money, she acts like I'm being just down right contrary.

Those Who Act as if Your Money Doesn't Matter- Much like Those Who Hate Being in Customer service, except this person just doesn't want to help you actually buy something. For example, you go into an Apple store with a few hundred bucks in your pocket and know exactly what you want. All you have to do is get someone to help you get that IPad your heart desires, but no one will take the time out of their busy socializing to help you.

Or being a young female like myself, I know from experience that I cannot get a damn car salesman to come out and help me. But as soon as I have someone older, especially male, they are like flies on shit.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Now Come On. Be Honest.

I changed the look around a bit. Mostly because I was bored. Please let me know what you guys think.

Boyfriend says I should have kept the turtle.

One of these days I'm going to pay someone to design my blog because I'm pretty incompetent when it comes to html codes and what not. But for now, since I don't have like $100 to drop on a blog makeover, I'll have to deal with my own design.

Love it? Hate it? Want the turtle back? Want to design the blog for free?

UPDATE: Back by popular demand is the turtle. I could not implement it into the new header without it looking ridiculous, so I just got rid of it. I hope everyone likes this. Thanks so much for the input everyone. Maybe one of these days I can pay someone to make it look even nicer, but for now, I think I'm going to leave the design alone.

Lady Lovin'

So it looks like Bret Michaels is the popular vote for getting the most lady lovin'. Out of 18 votes, 8 chose Bret.

 I think I may have to agree with that. I mean Rock of Love went for what? Three seasons? And it seemed as though he slept with lots of women during those shows. Lots and lots of women.

He is pretty sexy. Even though he is older than my parents.

Hugh Hefner and John Mayer tied for second with four votes. And surprisingly Robert Pattinson came in last with 2 votes. I honestly think that dude has to turn down the lady lovin' because there is so much thrown at him. That's just me though.

Anyway, let's get down to business. This week's poll question is...

Which way do you sleep? Go vote. (Me love you.)

AMCHornetgirl won the Giggle Button question and has chosen one of her favorite blogs to be featured this week. Go check it out!!!

P.S. Want to share your pumpkin photos??? Send me an email of your pumpkin by Sunday and I will feature them on Monday. (All credit will be given accordingly, of course)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wee Bit Wednesday

{one} have you ever crawled through a window?

Yes. When I was younger I would sneak out my bedroom window a lot. And I've locked myself out of my house more than once.

{two} what’s one subject that you wish you knew more about?

Politics I guess. Just so I could win political debates when my friends get drunk and wanna talk about Obama and Jesus.

{three} who’s your favorite villain?

The Joker

{four} have you ever hit a jackpot on a slot machine?
Psssht. No.

{five} what is your favorite disney movie?

Beauty and the Beast. Without a doubt.

{six} if the whole world were listening, what would you say?
BE.FREAKIN'.NICE. I'm so sick of hearing about people getting killed over dumb things like $20.00. I'm also sick of hearing about all the bullying going on. So just be nice and let people live in peace. If they aren't hurting anyone, leave 'em the Hell alone.

{seven} if you could choose one song to describe you or your life, what would it be?

Oh jeeze. I have no idea.

{eight} your desk: messy or organized?
Usually messy during the day but it must be cleaned and organized by the end of the day or I will have a panic attack. I cannot stand it messy.

{nine} have you ever had surgery?

Yes. Stupid gallbladder surgery.

{ten} if you could have any animal as a pet, what would you have?

A tiger. A white one. Oh that would be so awesome to go to the dog park with a tiger on my leash.

Wear Purple

What is Spirit Day?

The idea behind Spirit Day, first created by teenager Brittany McMillan earlier this month, is a simple one, not dissimilar to the idea of "Spirit Week" held in many high schools, and can be summed up in three words: Everyone Rally Together.

Spirit Day honors the teenagers who had taken their own lives in recent weeks. But just as importantly, it's also a way to show the hundreds of thousands of LGBT youth who face the same pressures and bullying, that there is a vast community of people who support them.

Purple symbolizes 'spirit' on the rainbow flag, a symbol for LGBT Pride that was created by Gilbert Baker in 1978.

As one of the event's Facebook pages says: "This event is not a seminar nor is it a rally. There is NO meeting place. All you have to do is wear purple."

Wearing purple on October 20 is a simple way to show the world that you stand by these courageous young people and a simple way to stand UP to the bullies. Remember those lives we've tragically lost, and show your solidarity with those who are still fighting. 'Go Purple' today!
I wore my purple today!!

UPDATE: You all should go and read Rabbit's post about wearing purple. It's amazing.

Check back later for regular "Wee Bit Wednesday"

P.S. AMCHornet- email me and let me know who you want to me on the Giggle Button :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Bookshelves and Backyards

It’s official. Boyfriend and I are now roomies. Moving and unpacking was horrible. No matter how many times I move, it never gets any easier.

Boyfriend and I already got into our first living-together-argument while assembling a stupid book shelf you buy from a box at freakin’ Wal Mart. The directions were so dumb and made no sense and I wanted to put it together myself, but Boyfriend insisted that we follow directions. I got very mad at him and pouted. The bookshelf ended up looking great, though, so I pouted more because I wanted to be right.

We also discovered that our automatic garage door opener is busted and the landlord withheld that piece of information. And I absolutely cannot lift the damn garage door. Monday morning I was headed to work and could not get into the garage. So I had to go and wake Boyfriend up to open the garage so I could get my car out! This could be a real problem.

But there are many, many great things about our new place. For instance, no noise. Sure there is the occasional vehicle passing by and dog barking, but for the most part it is quiet and peaceful. I also realized how dark it actually gets at night when there are no street lights around.

We can go outside and mess around in the yard and let the dog play. It’s amazing just having a yard.

There are no more roommates coming in and out of the house at all hours of the night. No one I have to answer to when wanting to watch cartoons on T.V. instead of all of those crap reality shows like Hoarders. And I can walk around my house in the buff if I want. Although I probably never will. But I could if I wanted.

So far, I’m loving this decision.

Now...time for your question of the week!!

What was Mickey Mouse’s original name?

Also, don’t forget to vote on the poll! {Over there on your right}

Monday, October 18, 2010

You all are going to be on milk cartons

It's my last hour of work. My last hour of work is my time. So I got online to do my favorite thing ever and this is what I found.

Yeah, there are supposed to be blogs right where that huge red question mark is. Blogs that I follow. Blogs that I love. Lots and lots of blogs.

Where in the Hell are they, Blogger?!? Huh?? Where?! Give them back to me, now!!

You do NOT take away a girl's nicotine and her reading list in the same week. That was the last straw. I am officially in a bad mood.

All of my friends are missing. Please help me.

Celebrate Good Times

Today is a day for celebration. Today marks my 100th post. Wow. 100 completely random topics and you all are still here. I love each and every one of you. {sniffles}

To celebrate my 100th post, I am going to throw myself a little party and you all are invited. Remember, no party is complete without balloons and cake.

If it were real, I'd submit it to Cake Wrecks

And some booze. I mean, what party is complete without at least a few dozen margaritas?

Now, for the guest of honor...

Me of course! And I have prepared a speech. {Clears throat}

Thank you, to all of my readers. You truly make blogging the best part of my day. Your comments make me smile, always.
I’ve met so many awesome blogging friends on here and that was something I never expected when I joined the blogosphere.
I started Jumble Mash back in July for a number of reasons. One, because I read blogs like Hyperbole and a Half, The Bloggess, and EPBOT everyday and decided that I wanted a place of my own. Two, because I wanted someone to listen to me while I ranted about different topics. And three, because I wanted something to escape to when I was bored or down.

Its original name was My Two Cents, but someone took it and has never posted a thing on the blog. Don’t you hate that? Like, don’t take a name and then do nothing with it. Grr. Anyways, then the name changed to Tress Says, but I hated that. So I went to an online thesaurus and typed in the word random. Right there in the list were two words side by side. Jumble and mash. It was love.

The first mascot of Jumble Mash was a cute little cartoon monkey, but I wasn’t really feeling it. I opened up Microsoft Paint one day and drew the pink turtle you see every time you come here. It was my own creation, and it just fits me.

I never really thought I would get so into blogging, but it sucked me right in. Every day, my brain is constantly thinking of the next thing I want to blog about. Every time something happens, I think to myself, “I’m totally blogging about that.”
And you all completely fascinate me. I never thought anyone would be interested in my thoughts and nonsense, but here you are, reading my 100th post.

Thank you. I wish you could all come to a real party. In my new huge back yard. We could drink margaritas until the wee hours of the morning and then I would go back to my computer and blog about what an awesome time I had.

P.S. I had every intention of having a giveaway, but through the moving process, Boyfriend and I are the ones that need free shit. So I'm going to have to save the giveaway for a later date.

Saturday, October 16, 2010


We live in a world where we can buy gasoline, pop tarts, liquor, Snickers, and condoms in the same place, yet none one has came up with the concept of having a meeting called, “Lots of Addictions Anonymous.”

Sure you can go to alcoholics anonymous meetings. You can go to sex addiction, drug addiction, shopping addiction and gambling addiction meetings. The list really does go on and on. But what about people who are addicted to less life altering things? Why can’t we just combine a bunch of addictions, go to ONE meeting and call it a day?

This would be my opener,

Hi, I am 24 years old and I am addicted to

King of the Hill
Little Debbie’s Cosmic Brownies
Halo Reach
Grey’s Anatomy
Picking nail polish off as soon as it dries
The pizza from the restaurant next to my work
and Facebook

I could go through one twelve step program and be on my way. Except I may scratch cookies off the list. I really don’t want to give those up.

What are you addicted to?

Friday, October 15, 2010

I am Versatile

Novie from Just Another Avenue has awarded me The Versatile Blogger. This is the second time I've gotten this award, so I'm going to cheat a little.

Here are the rules...

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave me this award

2. Tell everyone 7 things about myself
3. Pass this award to 15 other bloggers
4. Contact the bloggers that I picked and tell them about the award

1.Thank you Novie!! You rock.
2. For my seven things...go here.
3. I've passed on this award to 15 bloggers already, but I will add a few.
Simple Dude in a Complex World
Chow Down Right
Dangerous Leanings
Freckles and Fudge
My Leigh Ashley
Matty Thoughts
The Journey
My Life
Unexpected Surprises

P.S. Can you tell I'm bored today? 3 posts in one day. Whew.               

I Must Vent

Hey, ya'll said you didn't mind listening to me complain about this non-smoking thing, so I believed you.

It's day two. I cannot stop thinking about cigarettes. I cannot concentrate because I want to smoke so badly.

Everyone keeps saying, "You are doing so well, I'm so proud of you." Yet I'm pretty sure I've pulled all of my hair out and I'm snarling. I know they mean well, but they have no idea how close I am to smacking them in the head.

Boyfriend keeys saying, "You can do it. You'll be fine." I tell him I'm going to be suicidal by Sunday. He says I won't. I don't believe him. I snapped at him this morning because he was losing service on his cell phone and he couldn't hear me. I had to repeat myself like 10 ten times and it pissed me off.

My mother keeps calling me and I keep hitting the reject button because it's making me angry that she is calling me while I'm at work.

And because today just keeps getting better (readers of the male variety...skip this next line) I got my monthly visitor.

No one at work is talking to me because my attitude is shitty. I have chewed so much gum that my jaws are hurting. I have three projects due my Tuesday and I haven't started on any of them because I'm mad at them, too, for having deadlines. Yes, I'm getting angry with inanimate objects. Even my stapler has felt my wrath today when I threw it across the room because it was out of staples.

I'm done now. Thanks for listening.

5 Things That Drive Me Crazy: Living in a College Town Edition

While watching my hometown college team play football last night, I realized exactly what I needed to do for my 5 Things That Drive Me Crazy list.

 Traffic- My boss actually let everyone leave early yesterday so that we could actually get home and avoid the game day traffic. I literally live 2 minutes away from the stadium, and no matter what time the game is, you cannot avoid traffic on game day. If the game is at 7:00 p.m., they start tailgating at 7:00 a.m. So on game days, its pretty much a known fact that you are stuck in the house unless you are attending. Not to mention that they actually reroute traffic everywhere and make it convenient for the people going to the stadium. The people just trying to get to the grocery store? Yeah, no such luck. Pizza places even refuse to deliver on games days.

Out of Towners- It's not that I hate people from other states/countries. I just hate that they don't know where they are going and slow down traffic impossibly more.

Extra Cops- Because of all the traffic and the thousands and thousands of students who pile into our small town every year, cops are plentiful. DUI checkpoints are set up all the time, which is awesome because I'm completely against DUI, but when you are just trying to get home from work, being stopped at a check point sucks!

Expensive Booze- College students drink. A lot. Our bar and club owners are very aware of that fact. If you go downtown, you can easily spend $6 on a beer. If you go five minutes out of city limits, you can get a beer for $2.50. Only problem is...the bars and clubs downtown are so much better.

Noise- On game days, I can hear the stadium noises. Crowds cheering, occasional fireworks, the announcers on the loud speaker, the music. It's kinda cool, unless you are trying to sleep, then its just annoying.

Thankfully, beginning Saturday, Boyfriend and I will be living in a very quiet neighborhood, 20 miles away from the stadium. I bet I'll enjoy game days a lot more.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Who was naked?

Before I start with the poll results and Giggle Button winner, I have to recommend this to you guys.

Pink Ray Gun is offering awesome pumpkin carving templates. Like this one...

Vampire Bill from True Blood
Go check it out. If at least five of you email me photos of your carved pumpkins, I will share them on here. I know Boyfriend and I plan to carve next week, so you'll be seeing my pumpkins anyways. May as well make a whole post out of it! :)

Anyways...last week's poll was "How many articles of clothing are you wearing?"

Here are the results...
Out of 31 voters, 13 had on 1-3 articles of clothing, 10 had on 4-5, and 5 had on 6 or more. I find it disturbing/awesome that 3 of you read my blog while you were naked. Thanks to everyone that participated.

So for this week, the poll is "Which celebrity do you think gets the most lady lovin'?"

Also, Jess won the Giggle Button contest and has chosen one of her favorite blogs to fill this week's spot. Go click to find out! The question she answered was...

In The Big Lebowski, what is the main character's favorite drink?
Answer: White Russian

Happy Thursday! (One more day 'til Friday. I can do this.)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Support System

I've made a decision.

I am going to quit smoking.

Someone told me that the first step to quitting is to tell everyone you know that you are going to quit. So here I am, telling all of you and asking you to help me out.

I started smoking when I was 15 years old. Not even old enough to buy a pack of cigs, but I did steal them from my mom. And it wasn't hard getting away with it. It's going on ten years. That's much to long to be inhaling the poison into my lungs. I'm done with it.

Positive feedback is much appreciated.

P.S. There is a good chance over the next couple of weeks that posts may be quite angry. I get very mean when I have no nicotine. Boyfriend has been warned.

UPDATE: I installed a Quit Smoking Meter at the bottom of my page. It actually tells me how much money I'll be saving. So after a month of not smoking, I'm buying myself something pretty with the money that I've saved. Thank you all again for your support.

Wee Bit Wednesday

I usually write my posts the night before posting day, so for the Wee Bits of Me Wednesdays with Leigh Ashley, I will more than likely being doing the prior week's questions. I'm also very impatient and don't want to wait for this week's new questions before posting. :)

{one} grilled or fried?

Grilled. Fried food is yummy, but I can hear my arteries clogging while I eat it.

{two} if you could change one thing about where you live, without worrying about money, what would you change?

I would buy the house that sits on the property, tear it down and build a new one. I love the new place, but it is old. The property however is amazing.

{three} what is your favorite time of day?

5:15 p.m. That's what time I get home from work and I love knowing that I have the rest of the evening to do whatever I want.

{four} what’s your favorite cereal?

Fruit Loops.

{five} do you open your mouth when you put mascara on?

Of course! I don't think women know how to put mascara on with their mouths closed :)

{six} if you could make any fictional character come to life, which would it be?

Wow. Hmm. Probably Genie from Aladdin.

{seven} what are your favorite pizza toppings?

Ham and pineapple.

{eight} are you a heavy or a light sleeper?

Very light. Any little noise wakes me up.

{nine} what is your favorite board game?


{ten} what star/celebrity do most people say you look like?

Um, no one ever really says that to me. So I have no clue.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Man Purse

Boyfriend asked me where his flash drive was yesterday. I told him it was in my purse and he huffed and puffed and went digging through the “great black hole.” (His words, not mine.) He finally found it and then demanded that I clean out my purse because he doesn’t “see how I can find a damn thing in that suitcase.” And I said, “Well you obviously found your flash drive, so it can’t be that hard. And I can find everything just fine.” Then he said, “I saw like five things in there that were mine. Please clean it out and give me my stuff back.”

So I pouted a little and finally broke down and started going through my purse. I found some interesting items.

1 bottle of Excedrin Migraine
1 bottle of very good pain pills (left over from surgery)
1 bottle of Vitamin B tabs
1 bottle of Dramamine (for that motion sickness I was telling ya’ll about)
1 empty wallet
1 empty wristlet
1 Pokemon walker (totally his, I don’t even know how it got in there)
1 empty cigarette pack
1 IPhone charger (his, I don’t even have an IPhone )
1 Nook charger
1 Copy of our newly signed lease
3 empty packs of birth control
4 Unpaid bills
4 tubes of chapstick
6 lighters
134,234 (approximately of course) crumbled up receipts

This doesn’t even include the necessities that were in there, like a full pack of cigarettes, check book, occupied wallet, lip gloss, car keys, etc. But since at least two of the things in my purse were his, I told him he was the reason my purse was so junked up and that I absolutely needed every single thing that was in there. He didn’t buy it, but who cares. It’s my purse and I’ll trash it if I want to. Then he went on to say, “I don’t understand why you spend hundreds of dollars on purses just to put a bunch of trash in them.” and I said, “I don’t understand how guys don’t carry purses. I’m getting you a man purse for Christmas.” His eyes got really big and he said, “You.Will.Not.” I so am. But he can’t carry it while I’m with him, because that would just be embarrassing.

DON'T FORGET! I have a very important question to ask you!

In the movie The Big Lebowski, what is the main character's favorite drink?

Whoever answers first will get to choose who goes on the Giggle Button on Thursday. Winner will be congratulated Thursday along with the poll results.

Game on ;)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Stop it Disney

I didn't have work this morning and I was soooooo excited to sleep in.  Well at 6:30 this morning, my wonderful little dog/son woke me up with a cold nose in the face. He had to go outside. I dragged my butt out of bed and took him out with every intention of going back to sleep.

Well, that didn't work. I always, always sleep with the T.V. on and when I laid back down, Dumbo was on.

I tried not to watch it, I really did, but ten minutes into it, I started crying. That movie gets me every freakin' time. The whole thing is sad except for like 20 minutes of it. And I'm not talking about tears were rolling down my cheeks and I was wiping them away silently. No, I was full on crying, sniffling, and making weird little whining noises. And I couldn't stop watching because I just had to see the happy ending after all those tears!

Then I felt a hand on my shoulder. I jumped and started wiping my eyes quickly. Boyfriend sat up quickly and was like, "Baby? What's wrong? What happened?"

And I said in between sobs, "Dumbo's mom got put into solitary confinement."

He looked at me like I'd grown a second head, but then being the good boyfriend that he is, he just hugged me while I cried into his shoulder.

I was blubbering and complaining through tears and I know he couldn't understand a word I was saying, but it was something like this, "Disney is so awful. They killed Bambi's mom, killed Simba's dad, left Cinderella without parents and with a mean step-family, Little Mermaid didn't have a mom. Why do they have to make everything so sad?"

He just kept shushing me and finally went back to sleep. I've been up every since deciding on whether or not to write Disney a letter and ask them to stop depressing me. I'm pretty sure they are in cahoots with the anti-depressant companies. Disney gets a portion of every profit they get from kids that need to be put on meds because of Dumbo.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Internet Scavenger Hunt

Someone is getting tagged! A few someone's actually, in an internet scavenger hunt.

Here are the rules.

1. Tell everyone who tagged you.
2. Find and post each item on the list.
3. Tag 7 other blogs.
4. Notify each blogger that was tagged.

Well, I'm starting this so no one tagged me. I'm just hoping ya'll will keep it going!

And the list is as follows...

1. Your favorite You Tube video.

I don't know why, but I love this video. I guess maybe because I wish I could do it.
2. A photo that will make everyone say "awwwwe."

3. A funny t-shirt.

4. Something geeky.
Boomer from Left 4 Dead

5. A link or photo to your favorite movie.

6. A link to the newest blog you've discovered.

Freckles and Fudge

7. A photo of something on your wish list.

Penguin nesting dolls. How adorable.

And the 7 blogs that I'm choosing to tag and start this scavenger hunt are...

It's a Big Deal, It Is to Me
O is Me
Just Another Avenue
Cynicism Isn't an Option- It's a Lifestyle
[[my MUSEings]]
This and That
Canadian Blogger Girl