Wednesday, June 22, 2005


Chicken Liver Bake: enjoy it with the ashes of a loved one.
Or maybe what's left of the chickens are in that urn. Maybe the chickens were your loved ones.
But chickens never love back enough. And that's why you have to KILL them. And eat their livers ritualistically. And then they're a part of you forever. Forever.

While innocently searching the web for some nice Weight Watcher recipes to help support me in this new endeavor I came across this site. I am horrified at the atrocity Weight Watchers once was!! And yet, I'm very intrigued, too. Please take the tour. I can't say it'll be enjoyable, but amusing nonetheless. The commentary on this site is reminiscent of PlanetDan's Senior Photos commentary. I just laughed my butt off!!

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005


A friend of mine sent me this link to a blog where people anonymously send postcards listing their deepest darkest secrets. I couldn't stop reading it!

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Weight Watching...

I went to Weight Watchers on my lunch break today and signed up. I actually did WW about 10 years ago (wow-has it been that long?) and I lost 70 lbs. That was B.C. (before children). I kept off the weight for about a year and half, and then got pregnant with my son. I gained 70 lbs. while I was pregnant and then another 30 lbs. when I quit smoking the first time. I was, shall we say, a teeny tiny bit lackadaisical in returning to that healthy lifestyle I once (albeit briefly) enjoyed before having children. Kid #2 came along almost 3 years ago and I've still yet to accomplish any weight goals I once set for myself. Well, enough is enough and I'm not going to take it anymore!! Yay for me.

A snotty co-worker gave me the perfect motivation today, too. Before I left I told her I was going to take an early lunch. Then I told her I was going to a WW meeting on lunch and that's why I was leaving early. Just said I felt it was the right time, then I jokingly said, "Because I don't want to be a big fat slob anymore," and laughed. So then she says to me, "You aren't a slob! I would be lying if I said you weren't fat, but you're not a slob."

Ummm, yeah, how's THAT for motivation? Grrr...
Well, I may be fat, but at least I have tact.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

And you thought Hardee's Monster Burger was gross...

Check out this 15 pound cheeseburger!!

Excerpt from the article:
The burger comes with 10.5 pounds of ground beef, 25 slices of cheese, a head of lettuce, three tomatoes, two onions, a cup-and-a-half each of mayonnaise, relish, ketchup, mustard and banana peppers -- and a bun.

Oh my goodness, that is so gross.
It totally puts the Monster Burger to shame, though.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

My List O' 100

Allright, apparently this is a typical blog post. So, I'm just following the crowd with my list of (drumroll please...) 100 Things About Me!

1. I'm a Sagittarius
2. I'll be 30 this year
3. I have 2 kids, a boy and a girl
4. I have blue eyes
5. I love to sing; sing in the car, sing at home, sing all the time
6. I have sung (sang?) a couple of blues songs at the seedy Viking Bar in Mpls. w/Charles & Ed Play Blues, a local band
7. Etta James is my favorite singer
8. I have seen her sing in concert twice
9. I love all kinds of music: Top 40, Alternative, Classic Rock, Contemporary Christian, Blues, Soul, anything with melody
10. The first concert I ever went to was Guns n' Roses in 9th grade
11. The only band I've seen in concert more than twice is Soul Asylum
12. Still my favorite concert to this day was Pink Floyd
13. I graduated high school late because of all my class skipping
14. Used to skip class to get high with my stoner friends, not proud of it
15. I tried every drug I wanted to try in high school and for a few years after
16. I'm glad I never became an addict
17. I quit smoking about 7 months ago
18. The only addictions I've had are nicotine, Diet Coke, and food
19. I need to lose probably 100 lbs. - yikes!
20. I've always been chubby, but never this big in my whole life until after I gave birth to my daughter
21. My husband became a born-again Christian about a year and a half ago
22. It really freaked me out
23. I consider myself still seeking, calling myself born-again still freaks me out because I don't want to be affiliated in any way with right wing religious nutjobs
24. I only have one good friend left from high school
25. The other friends I had in high school are unchanged and total losers
26. I grew up in the suburbs of Mpls.
27. Five years ago we bought a house in the sticks (35 miles north of Mpls.)
28. We have one stoplight in town
29. I have to drive 40 miles round trip to go to a Target store and it's a pain in the butt
30. I worked at a daycare for three years before I got the job I have now
31. I work for a graphic design company
32. I like my job most of the time
33. Office politics bug the hell out of me
34. Typos make me crazy
35. If I see a typo in a book I'm reading I will get a pen and correct it
36. I have a sunflower tattooed on the inside of my right ankle
37. I got the tattoo when I was 20
38. I waited for two years after I turned 18 to make sure I really wanted to do it
39. I love sunflowers, but planted some the first year we got our house and got too many bees
40. I love to garden
41. The best flowers in my garden are my lilies
42. I hate weeding, though
43. I consider myself a "cat person"
44. My husband hates cats and won't let me get one
45. Growing up I had one dog and two cats
46. I was in the room with my childhood pet (the dog) when they put him to sleep
47. I cried super hard, one of only three times I can remember crying that hard
48. The other two times people had died, my cousin and my friend's daughter
49. I quit drinking and driving completely after my cousin died that way, that includes after having "just a couple"
50. I was 19 when he died, not old enough to legally drink anyway
51. I have seen the movie The Breakfast Club about 57 times
52. I can touch my nose with my tongue
53. I set the alarm to go off at 5:30am, but hit the snooze until 6am and it drives my husband crazy because he works nights
54. I'm frequently woken up to him asking me "Are you going to GO to work today?"
55. It's the only time he's ever outwardly annoyed with me
56. My favorite TV show is Survivor
57. I started a blog just because I wanted to post a comment on someone's elses blog
58. I hate my blog moniker, MommyT, and wished I'd picked something better to call myself
59. I would change it, but can't think of anything else, guess that makes me unoriginal
60. I love shoes because my shoe size never changes, unlike my clothing size
61. I have 5 or 6 pairs of sandals because I hate to wear socks
62. The reason I hate to wear socks is because I hate digging through laundry baskets matching up a pair
63. I wish I was a better housekeeper
64. I would much rather mow a lawn than clean a toilet
65. My favorite color is green
66. My favorite song is Descending by the Black Crowes because I love the piano at the end
67. The Cranberries song Zombie is my favorite song to sing really loudly
68. My lucky number is 3
69. My father-in-law won the Showcase Showdown on The Price is Right about 6 years ago and I have it on tape to prove it
70. In my junior year of high school I was in the chorus for our production of Bye Bye Birdie
71. I tried out for Oklahoma in my senior year and didn't make the cut
72. It's probably because before I tried out my friend Andy kept teasing me saying I was going to fuck up. When I started my song off on the wrong key I asked my choir teacher if I could start over because I fucked up. I actually used those words. Ugh.
73. That's still one of my most embarrasing moments
74. I dropped out of high school about a month later
75. I finished getting my diploma at an "alternative school", which is another way of saying "it's a school for druggies & pregnant teens"
76. My daily commute is over an hour one way
77. The commute is worth it when you see the stars "up thar in the sticks"
78. I've never been on an airplane
79. The only "vacation" I ever took was a trip to South Dakota for the Sturgis bike rally when my husband and I were dating
80. I was a bratty little sister
81. My brother once body slammed me during one of our fake wrestling matches and broke my wrist
82. It's the only broken bone I've ever had
83. I'm so clumsy I trip up the stairs at work almost on a daily basis
84. My work plants are kept alive only because my friend and co-worker waters them, otherwise they'd die
85. If I ever get another tattoo I want a fairy on my shoulder
86. My favorite Disney movie is The Little Mermaid
87. My house was built in 1982 and still has the original carpet - yuck
88. I wish I could afford to fix up the flooring in my house!!
89. If I had to pick only one thing to eat for the rest of my life it would be mashed potatoes & gravy
90. Or pizza
91. I had a lot more road rage before I started listening to Christian radio
92. I used to think born-again people were stupid for listening to "church music" all the time
93. Now that's almost all I listen to, and I tell you it's not all bad
94. Nicholas Cage has been my favorite actor ever since I saw Peggy Sue Got Married
95. I have naturally curly hair
96. I used to wear contacts, but now I wear my glasses all the time
97. I scream at the television whenever I watch football
98. I saved up $45 when I was 8 and bought a Cabbage Patch Doll and dragged it with me everywhere for about a year
99. Her name was Antoinette Elizabeth, and I still have her
100. I think my kids are so cool, and I'm not just saying that because I'm supposed to

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Maddy - 2-1/2 yrs.

Here is a pic my mom took of Maddy. Age 2-1/2 yrs.

Madelyn at Grandma's house Posted by Hello

Connor - Spring Pic

Just posting some recent pics of the kids.
Here is Connor - age 7. This is the Spring Picture they took at school.

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Friday, April 15, 2005

Movie Update

I don't really post too often, so I decided to give it a shot with a movie update. Maybe if I decide to post about the movies I watch I will have something to blog about.

Garden State
I really liked this movie, even though nothing really happens in it, as in, there is no real plot. The characters were cool and they were familiar. Familiar in the way that you have met people like these characters in the past. Especially in my younger days I knew way too many people that were like the druggie friend. I thought one of the funniest parts of the movie was the mom's Klingon-speaking boyfriend. Too hilarious!! I loved Natalie Portman in this movie.