Saturday, May 28, 2011

People You Encounter When Dieting

I have learned there are different types of people that you encounter while you are dieting.

There are the: "You don't need to lose weight! There is just more of you to love!" people. Uhhh, yeah... thanks but no thanks. If I cannot even love myself when I look in the mirror and see bulges here, and flab there, how is anyone else going to love me? If I look in the mirror and feel sick then I need to lose weight.

The people that give you dieting advice that are overweight and not losing weight. Uh, thanks... I can see how well that is working for you! Someone offered to lend me a book for a diet "that really works!!!". Thank you, but the diet I have been sticking to has helped me to lose about 21 lbs so far, and I am going to stick to it.

The people that are fit as HELL and telling you what you need to do. Sorry, but I do not take to kindly to people who have never had a weight issue in their LIFE telling me what I should do. This is especially true when they tell me exercises that I should be doing as well that I KNOW I physically cannot do right now (maybe ever?). I have horribly bad knees, even being on the elliptical or a stationary bike can hurt my knee beyond belief (the one I had surgery on in November). So, no... I cannot do squats or lunges... if I do I will fall or not be able to get back up. Or how about the overweight doctors telling you that you need to lose weight? Uh, what?

The people that excitedly ask you how you are doing it and you tell them they seem disappointed. I am sorry if you thought I was taking some magic pill or using some miracle diet that allowed me to shed this weight in days. I have been working hard at it. If you want to lose weight too, you will need to do the same. Also, when you ask me and I tell you how you can do it too (like cutting out sodas or cutting WAY back- like 1 a day or 1 every few days and drinking water instead) don't get upset with me. One person I know told me "I only drink diet sodas, I cannot drink water... ewww... but I drink like 10-15 diet sodas a day." OMG! The amount of sodium in those sodas ALONE will keep you from losing weight! She also told me she only ate once a day (dinner). This is also very bad. You cannot starve yourself otherwise your body will go into starvation mode and store everything that you eat into fat. You HAVE to eat breakfast everyday, it helps to kick start your metabolism for the day! I told her this and she blew me off. Oh well... you continue your fruitless efforts and I will continue shedding this weight.

Finally there are those that are supportive and excited for your weight loss. They cheer you on every step of the way and help give you the motivation to carry on. Luckily for me those kind of people are more plentiful in my life and I thank all of you for that. It helps me more than you could ever know (you know who you are).

So here I am, 21 lbs lighter in total than when I first started my weight loss journey. Once I am done I will post a picture, but I will not say what my goal is right now... because right now my goal is 1lb at a time (and a  few pairs of jeans in a box in my closet). I know just as I did not gain this weight overnight, I will not lose it overnight either.

On a final note, I will leave you with a pet peeve. Thin girls complaining that they are fat or need to lose weight. Really? FROM FUCKING WHERE??? Do us all fat chicks a favor and shut the fuck up and eat a donut! No fat chick wants to look at some skinny bitch complaining about how fat she is, it only makes us want to bitch slap you into next week!

Yeah, I am SOOOO sure she is having a hard time buttoning those jeans. Bitch.

Friday, May 27, 2011

This Moment

This moment – A Friday ritual. A photo – no words – capturing a moment from my week. A simple, special, extraordinary (proud) moment. A moment I want to remember forever.
“This Moment” is a ritual found on Life inspired by the Wee Man which I then kidnapped from Almost there by Sarah-Jane.

Please leave your moment in the comments below so we can stalk you!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Racist? Not me!!!

I have been accused of being racist. I logged into my classroom forum (jeeze, I have trolls everywhere) to see a classmate had responded to a reply I had written. I wrote:

"I would not look down on or doubt a practitioner because of their skin color or cultural background, and the mistrust in the different communities is something that continues to breed and foster because people have such a hard time evolving past what their parents or grandparents encountered. While I do not doubt what you are saying, I view it more as racism (meaning prejudice or discrimination) to a certain degree. Maybe it is just a matter of people stepping out of their boundaries, traveling around, opening their mind, and experiencing other cultures to be able to end that way of thinking."

While writing that I was speaking of all races, all cultures, not just one... but I got this response:

"I don't know your cultural background or age and don't want to speak to your experiences. I will say no problem will ever be resolved if people don't know the truth. As arbitrary as you may think the attitude of blacks may be and the fact you think we are carrying the attitudes of our grandparents and parent, you don't know our personal experience. The attitudes of my grandparents and parents don't "continue to breed and foster because people have such a hard time evolving past what their parents or grandparents encountered."

(Insert her personal experiences here)

When you speak of evolving, it sounds like you are saying blacks want to be victims of racism. Your comment is what seems to be racist as you believe racism is based on the fact blacks cannot evolve. Racism would have never started if it was up to blacks, Indians, or any other group victimized by racism."     

Is there ANYTHING in my response that points out any race? No... so I responded to her:

"See, this is not what I meant at all. When I spoke of evolving past this you immediately thought I was speaking of one side, while I meant everyone of every race. I am far from racist, but I tire of having to watch what I say because someone looks at me and immediately assumes that I am. You stated my words were racist, of whom? Of everyone? Read over my words again and show me where I stated blacks cannot evolve. I never did. This proves my point exactly."

She goes on in another response to say that black people are taught early on to "detect racism in whites. This is done for their protection. One thing parents did not want was to cut their child down from a tree. Although there are not too many hangings these days it is a skill still taught. If you are racist, you won't be able to hide it no matter what you do and this will get the affects you experienced."

Now it makes sense to me. She was taught early on to be taught not to trust white people and to detect racism in white people. She is automatically on the lookout and paranoid of it. So while learning that made me not as angry over the prejudice I just experienced from her, it still bothers me. It bothers me  because I am not racist at all. I do not look at color, and I befriend many people quite easily (if they are not offended by my mouth) no matter what their skin color or cultural background. I am offended that people may think because I am white I get special privilege. I do not, I have one hell of a life with plenty of hard struggles. All I can do is try to plead my case and hope they understand at some point (if they stop long enough to listen). At what point should I drop it? My oldest son thinks I should have dropped it from the beginning, but I could not let a comment like that go without defending my position.

So my point is thoughts like this from ANY side continue to breed and fester the negativity and racism in the world. It is not about white, black, brown, whatever, it is about the HUMAN race. Educate yourself and move on with life!   

I got a Troll... How Special am I?

I feel honored, special really... I made a decision to moderate all of my comments, because my blog is being viewed enough that it has started to attract trolls. Yes people, I got my first troll comment yesterday.
Rather than get butthurt and reply back, which more than likely this ass would never return to even view my ever so witty rebuttal, I just deleted the comment. I did this because I am OH so much better than that. That and I prefer to believe Betty White is on my side.

Also, I am pretty sure all the trolls going around leaving nasty comments on things do so because they do not have a life of their own, are jealous because you can actually achieve at something they could never dream of, and live in their mothers basement on permanent virgin status licking Cheeto crumbs off of the family cat.

Though I am sure the Troll wears the wrist brace due to excessive masturbation...

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Holy Flounce™, Rapture, Judgement Day... judged.

Well, it is May 22nd, and we are all still here. I am waiting on the news reports to see what (if any) aftermath has occurred because of Harold Camping incorrectly predicting the rapture AGAIN.
I do know of the obvious aftermath. The people who so blindly and stupidly followed this man's prediction are in their own financial apocalypse today since so many had given away all of their earthly possessions  to include any money (spent on those damned billboards or traveling across the country). So what are these people going to do NOW that they have nothing? Should the rest of the country take pity on them? Should we just say "I told ya so!"?

I actually had a person message me from the States asking me what time it was, and when I told him it was after 9pm he sounded relieved when he said "Good, so everything is OK there". OF COURSE everything is OK! Did you actually BELIEVE that load of shit???

I had my fun on Regretsy looking at all the user submitted photos of the Holy Flounce™. I had two that I saw that were my favorites, and for your viewing pleasure I will place them here.
#1 Favorite submitted by Calmb4tehpwn
The look on the pizza delivery woman's face is PRICELESS! And the money strewn on the floor! HAAAHAHAHA!!! This was my favorite overall, it actually made me giggle.

#2 Was submitted by Seraphim.Rhode
The irony here was just too much, and major props to her husband for playing along!

I was shocked amazed to see the number of photos entered that contained bongs, dildos, and alcohol. Numerous photos of people who were raptured while puking over a toilet, having sex, or pleasuring themselves in some manner; there was even one posted of clothes lying over a sheep *gigglesnort*.
There are a few honorable mentions in my humble opinion:
Submitted by iggypickle, another rapture day prank idea:
Rapture,Fun,Sex Dolls
and shleecg's rapture photo was funny to me:
Notice the dentures?
Still, I think Tardis got it right:

I am still patiently waiting for all of the news to go online to find out what the believers did after they realized they were screwed by an old man. Sadly, some crazy bitch took a preemptive stance.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

It's the End of the World As We Know It... and I Feel Fine.

So, the Rapture is supposed to begin at 6pm tonight. It does not matter where, it matters that it is 6 pm, no matter where you are. Also, apparently this rapture is supposed to take place over 5 months (I guess weeding out the devout from the sinners will take a while- even for God), and then on October 21, 2011 the world will be destroyed... hmmm... a far cry from the seven years of tribulation the Bible stated.

I don't buy it for a minute, and I really wish the Doomsday people would get a grip and shut their mouths. If I ever learned ANYTHING from the Bible it is that NO ONE knows the date. Personally, I think the whole End Times thing is a trick to fear people into Christianity. I remember when I was a teen in a foster home I was apparently so bad I NEEDED to be saved, so the foster mother went to a Christian Book Store and rented the ENTIRE Left Behind Series and made me watch it. EVERYTHING was a sign of the End Times to her (from the election of Bill Clinton- who WAS the Antichrist in her own words, to the invention of videophones). How many times has the end of the world been predicted? How many times has that happened? Hands? Anyone? Right...

So let's take a look at this man that predicted the Return of Christ, shall we? Harold Camping is the President of Family Radio. He uses numerology or some shit to predict the end of the world. We HAVE to believe this man! I mean, he is a PRO at this shit! He previously predicted the end of the world in September 1994, so I mean, he KNOWS what he is talking about!

So yesterday, before I left for work, I was perusing Regretsy (Where DIY Meets WTF) and in the Members Only post (members only meaning you get the password from the Facebook page) there was a picture that Helen Killer (aka April Winchell) has snagged from either her forum or a comments thread, where I thereby snagged and am posting here for all of you. I think it is an awesome project that we can all get into and have a giggle :)

She is also hosting a contest of some sort or some shit for people to post their own Holy Flounce™ pictures. If you are one of the lucky Rapture Flouncers you could win shit! Wanna know what the shit is? Well go to the page, enter the secret password (found on Regretsy's Facebook page) and have fun! I wanna see this shit too, so make it good!

So, what will I be doing at 6pm tonight? Making brownies and watching The Tick - The Entire Series. I am thinking I might need to invest in the cartoon as well... that is, if Amazon does not get raptured as well...

If I get bored enough I might just make a Holy Flounce™ picture... The oldest said we should get a bunch of uniforms and lay them out to make it look like a whole platoon got raptured, oh, that would be epic!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

IMMA GONNA BE RICH! And grow my own penis...

Imagine my utter delight each and every day when I check my email folder and see these messages telling me that an entire family died in some horrific plane crash and no one is left to claim the inheritance. Oh my GAWD! What is this lawyer, financial counselor, barista (or is that barrister? A barista would be better in my opinion...) going to DO?

Fear not people! They have contacted ME for some unknown reason to save the day! All I have to do is receive the money for them, send it back to them, and I get 40% of MILLIONS! What are they going to do with their 60%?? Well, they are going to donate it to charity of course... send it for those poor, starving, and AIDS inflicted orphans in Africa.
They are happy to hear this news!!!

Another email tells me that some man named MR. JOE THOMPSON tells them that I am dead and that if I do not come forward and say that I am not dead (while providing my Name, Age, Sex, Country, House Address, Occupation, Phone Number, and Marital Status) they will give this Mr. Thompson my $750,000 all on an ATM card! OHMYGAW! I better act fast! I email them back and tell them that yes, I am dead, and go ahead and give him the funds...

I got another email stating that those people who have been emailing me and taking my money that I have been sending them are scamming me! *GASP!* I have been sending people money???? But fear not (once again) because they are the TRUE holders of my millions in funds that for some reason have come my way! Once again I just need to provide my Name, Age, Sex, Country, House Address, Occupation, Phone Number, and Marital Status and send them $350 or some shit and the MONEY IS MINE!!!! 

People of the interwebs, I am gonna be rich. I have so much money coming my way I won't know what to do with it all...

But OH! I think I have an idea! I just got another email telling me that I deserve an eight inch penis! How are they going to send that to me?? Anyway... if I just click on their link I can grow my longness now! I can also get real results after 3 months! I can grow an eight inch long penis in 3 months??? I wonder what kind of soil I will need??

Pet Peeve... Literally

I really wish people would think about what goes into owning a pet before they get one. Sure that puppy is cute, but it requires a lot of time, attention, walking, bathing, brushing, FOOD, toys, etc. The kitten is cute as a button, but it needs to have its litterbox cleaned, petting whenever it demands it, food and water, and, depending on the breed and fur, brushing daily.

How about the dumbasses that get their children cute little bunnies or chicks at Easter time? Do they realize that those bunnies SMELL and require a LOT of cleaning up after? Do they even stop to think that those cute little chicks will grow up into a CHICKEN??? Most of those people do not even live on a farm or in the country... so what the hell are they thinking?

Animals need trips to the vet, shots, medicine, pretty much everything you would do for a child an animal needs. So why is it that people get one of these cute fuzzy things and then when it becomes too hard or they get bored with it they want to get rid of it? They claim a sudden onset of allergies to the pet (yeah fucking right), they drop it of at the pound, or even worse just drop it off in the middle of nowhere to fend for itself! Tell me this: How is a domesticated animal supposed to fend for itself when it is used to being served and cared for?

Do me a favor and do a Google search for abandoned animals, then look at the images. Not fucking pretty. I cannot tell you how many cats I see just wandering around here because the American families just let them go when they are moving because it costs money to send them home with them. This is one reason why the Germans will not sell animals to Americans (or at least the ones that care about animals), because they think all Americans do not care for their pets.

I do not want to hear about how expensive it is to transport pets, that is something that you think about before you get them! We left our dogs with my inlaws because we were not sure if we were going to end up in a small apartment over here, not very fair to the animals who need lots of room to run, but we pay them every month for their care and upkeep. We did bring our cats over with us. Three of them. I paid for their international and flight physicals, got them microchipped, got their shots... it cost me almost $500. We paid the airline $600 ($200 per cat) to fly them over here with us. Why? Because we LOVE them and because they are FAMILY!

It pisses me off beyond believe when I see or hear of someone trying to get rid of a pet because it chews, digs, sprays (get the animal FIXED), takes too much attention and time, or just because they are bored of it. Know what pisses me off even more? People who do this over, and over, and over again. Get a pet just to get rid of it, then a few months later get another one.  Would you get rid of a child of yours when it gets destructive or demanding? NO? Why is an animal different? Because you did not give birth to it? When you buy or adopt an animal you are assuming the same responsibility... deal with it and work through it or don't even fucking bother. It is not fair to the animal.

Friday, May 13, 2011

This Moment

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A photo – no words. A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment you want to pause, savour and remember.

“This Moment” is a ritual found on Life inspired by the Wee Man adopted from SouleMama which was introduced to me by Sarah-Jane.

If you have a moment link it in the comments section so we can stalk you, drink your milk from the fridge straight from the carton, and sleep naked in your bed.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I was given an STD!!!!

Alejandro from Raising Amelie gave me an STD today... who knew that he could do that all the way from Australia??? I think this is the only time in my LIFE that I am happy to have an STD. I shall cherish it, love it, and put the picture on my profile...

What are you people thinking about??? STD is the Sexy & Talented Diploma!!!!! Sick fuckers, I am a good girl! Now, if you believe that, we shall move on.

STD Award

With this STD, there are rules. As with any STD carrier I feel the need to share and to pass on some STD's:

1. Make up ONE totally ridiculous story about yourself that is a complete rip-off from a movie. It can be as long or short as you want; clean or crass as you want.
2. Pass it on to whomever you feel is deserving of this STD – or accept it and keep it for yourself; it’s your blog – it’s your choice.
3. If you choose to accept this STD, please link your acceptance post back to Adventuresin Estrogen and to the person who gave you your STD (in your case it would be me... Through my insanity and... what else is there? You get the point?
You can choose to keep  your STD for yourself. Yet if you choose to pass your STD around, do it fervently and don’t forget to back link.
4.Use the acronym “STD” as much as possible within your post (send SEO’s into a tale spin) I have used it 24 times within this post, 25 if you count the title.
My story:

One day I was selling flowers on the street, then some dude came up to me and was horribly offensive, but I decided I was going to move in with him (I should have given him an STD). While I was living with him he taught me to speak and act appropriately- though through it all I hated him and wished him dead. 

He dressed me up like a doll and took me to the horse races, where I made an ass of myself. Then he took me to the Embassy Ball where I felt like a queen! It must have showed how I felt on the outside because many people thought I was royalty *tee hee*.

After the ball I got pissed off at him and his GINORMOUS  super male ego. I chucked my slippers at him and left. He ran crying to his mommy when he realized what he lost. I eventually went back to him because I realized that I did love him, and no matter what kind of egotistical asshole he is, he loved me too. I washed me face and hands before I come, I did.

2. Time to pass on this STD! You know you want an STD... I never knew I wanted an STD till I was given an STD, so you may just get an STD from me now! So... the people that I am spreading the STD to are *drumroll please*

Sugary Cynicism- She needs an STD for all the disease she spreads 

- I love reading her posts... maybe because I can sympathize with her being with a moron.

STD Award

Yep, two... just two... I wanted to pass on the STD to people who do not have an STD yet (I hope). So ladies... spread the STD's around if you like! I was thinking of you when I gave it to you!

See that is how you are SUPPOSED to pass on an STD!

I am slowly fading away... and I am fine with that!

For the past month or less I have been dieting. I am feeling very accomplished because I have lost almost 15 lbs so far on dieting alone! It does not come without drawbacks though, like not eating all the super greasy fatty stuff that I love (like fried chicken... *cough*). I do not deprive myself though. I will allow myself a cupcake or some ice cream once a week, because I do not want to give in, get weak, and binge some day!

I am combining the Special K and Slim-Fast diets for anyone who is curious. I have a Slim-Fast shake for breakfast, a snack if I am not too busy or if I am hungry, a Special K protein shake for lunch, another snack in the afternoon, then dinner with the family. A regular dinner, a NORMAL dinner, and I am usually pretty hungry by then, but I still eat sensibly. I drink a lot of water throughout the day as well.

Yesterday I decided to start going to the gym. I started on the elliptical and did about 10 minutes on that, then walked on the treadmill for 30 minutes. I tried to jog, but my knee said "Fuck you!" I looked like a wounded horse so I went back to walking.

Today I went back, tried to get on the elliptical and my knee and thighs said "Fuck you!" so I got off and walked for 30 minutes then biked for 15 minutes.

Covered in sweat, flushed red, and feeling good! I only wish that I could look like this when I get done working out:
Sorry, but she is TOO skinny! Look at those arms! How can you fit  a tattoo on it???

 I mean, that is how I FEEL, so why shouldn't I look like a blonde, more plump version of this when I get done working out? No... instead I look in the mirror and I look like a more plump version of this:

Not attractive AT ALL! I am doing well on my diet. I have stopped drinking soda (aside from the occasional diet Dr. Pepper), and I am slowly seeing the results I have wanted to see for a long time. So wish me luck to becoming the slimmer, healthier, cranky because I want my Popeye's Fried Chicken me.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Photo Challenge: Red

Twisted Fate Photography is having her own photo challenge this week as well. Her challenge centers around the color red.

Today I took a walk around Baumholder because I could not find any pictures that I was happy with to represent red.... so around the lake I went and found an old Chinese restaurant.

Then as we were walking back towards home I found another little red sumpin sumpin...

So my dears... you choose which you like more :) I am more inclined to the first one. So that is my submission... the 2nd one is more for the guys ;)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Family Game Night

This week we played Yatzee! It started off calm enough... I had to teach the younger two how to play, and they caught on fast... then the Oldest Son started shaking the dice cup with the dice in it right in The Daughter's ear, then The Daughter drew on The Oldest Son's score sheet, so he took her pen.

The Daughter: Give me my pen back!

The Oldest Son: Let me draw on your paper and I will give it back!

The Daughter: NO!

The Oldest Son then licks the pen.

The Daughter: Ewwww... you can keep it. That was my favorite pen too. Mom, can you buy me a new pen?

Me: I think The Oldest should buy you a new pen.

The Oldest puts the pen in his mouth and starts sucking on it, then he holds it to his nose with his upper lip and then proceeds to wipe the pen on The Daughter's arm. The Daughter gets up and moves over by me. On The Oldest Son's next turn he shakes the cup and all the dice go flying out of it. On the Youngest Son's turn he rolled a Yatzee to which the Oldest responded by wrinkling up his score sheet and declaring how stupid the game was and throws the score sheet.

This was another "normal" family game night in my house... and people wonder why I am so odd...

A Photo Challenge

Live Every Moment is having a photo challenge, and I love these... whenever I know I have something I feel is worth submitting... so the challenge this week is "Green"

Green enough? I took this picture one day when everything was beginning to bloom outside. I was amazed at myself that I was able to catch this bee since those suckers move so fast!

Friday, May 6, 2011

This Moment

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment you want to pause, savour and remember. “This Moment” is a ritual found on Life inspired by the Wee Man which was then kidnapped from Almost there by Sarah-Jane... because I am Ninja like that.

If you have a Moment just leave your link in the comments section so we can stalk you... and bonus points if you know where this pic was taken :)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

What To Do?

This is a very hard blog for me to write. When it comes to personal problems I am a pretty private person. Right now though my mind is spinning and I cannot think.

The night before last my husband was talking to me online. We had been online for about an hour, and not really saying much of anything, so I told him I needed to get my schoolwork done and get to bed (it was 10:30 at night). He got upset and got offline, then he called me and asked me if I was happy. He said he was not happy and could not put his finger on why he was not happy. He said I had changed, I seemed withdrawn (I had withdrawn a bit from him because I would try not to upset him), and while he loves me a lot he thought it would be best for him to let me go.

In all honesty I thought it was just another PTSD moment and he would get over it. Now I think it may be a midlife crisis and I have no idea how to deal with it. He does not want to be in the Army anymore, and he will be out in a year in a half... but he has no clue what he wants to do with his life. He says he wants to be a mercenary... he gets upset with me because I am not supportive of him. I am supposed to be supportive of THAT?!?!?!

I know he wants a child. I cannot have anymore children. He knew this when we met...
Then this morning I wake up to see that he is not listed as married on Facebook and does not have the children listed as his kids anymore (they are not his biologically).

So now I am trying to figure out what is going through his mind, trying to figure out what I need to do, trying to figure out where I am supposed to go. I feel so lost and confused....


So, the husband called... SGT Jekyll. I say this because during the last deployment I had nicknamed him SGT Jekyll/ Mr. Hyde because of his mood swings. So based on my earlier post, he had done flipped his fucking lid... then I get a phone call about 10 minutes ago. He says everyone was coming to him asking wtf was going on (damn, news travels fast- I did not say anything about this till this morning), he said he said and did all of that because he was mad because I was not being supportive. I told him that was not a rational reaction. He says he does not talk to anyone, and won't because he is worried about it fucking his career and making him look bad (even though in my opinion it makes him look bad no matter what).

He said "we had an argument" I told him, no we did not... he just busted that shit out of nowhere. Normally he gets mad, may give me the silent treatment for a few days, and then everything is peachy. This seemed different to me this time, he never disowned me (in a sense) before. 

I am pretty damn sure he has PTSD, I have been sure for a long damn while. I swear to GOD!!!! Grrr! I have been dealing with this for 2 days now... so yeah, I need a drink....

Monday, May 2, 2011


I was awarded 'The Versatile Blogger' award by Mary at Living with Food Allergies and Celiac Disease.

I have been granted this great award and in accepting it, I am obligated to tell you seven things about myself.  Stalkers...
1. I am a compulsive shopper/retail therapy addict... seriously...

I LOVE Amazon... I mean ANYTHING I can think of wanting will be there for me!!! After the Royal Wedding I remembered that I wanted to buy The Princess Diaries (2-Disc Collectors Set) and The Princess Diaries 2 - Royal Engagement (Widescreen Edition). Then I decided I wanted some new sandals for this summer, and since no one out here seems to have wide feet like me I did another search on Amazon and found  and 
Sunglasses... I NEED sunglasses!!!!!

These! and THESE!!!  and .... 
OMG! OMG! THESE!!! Sunglasses DG Eyewear rhinestones black frame 

Know what is cute, but sold out??? Know what I got before they sold out???
I also got these for my daughter, I thought they were cute and fun!
The awesome thing is, none of this stuff was expensive (apart from maybe the sandals)! Just click on any of the pictures and it will take you right to the Amazon page to see for yourself! I am not quite endorsing any of these things yet (except for the movies... I LOVE those movies), I just love to shop! What is your favorite thing to shop for??? Are you like me and shop for therapy? Retail therapy ALWAYS works!!! 

Um... sorry.. I got carried away....

2. I have 13 tattoos (4 of them are my eyeliner- top and lower lids- I count each one individually because I CAN! I earned it damnit!!!!

3.  I have a big soft spot for animals. 

4.  I recently gave up regular soda... I drink 1 or 2 diet Dr. Pepper's or less a day now!

5.  I want to be a counselor or therapist if I grow up...

6. I LOVE a good debate! Politics and religion are my favorites! I only love it if people are willing to listen to me and do not scream at me! Imean, I do the same for them! It is called respect people!

7. How I am in my blog is how I am in life... I love to make people laugh (though I am not always "ON").

Now, last but certainly not least, I have to pass this award onto seven other awesome bloggers!  There are so many blogs out there that are deserving of this award!  But, if I follow the rules (I hate rules- um... #8?) I have to pick seven.  So, I will pass 'The Versatile Blogger' award on to the following bloggers...

1. A. G. at Raising Amelie- he can always make me laugh... on the blog and off!
2. Megan at Sugary Cynicism- I fell in love with her blog posts from the first time I read them. She can ALWAYS make me laugh... and I love the pink headed alter ego!
3. The Daydreaming Fool... she is so real, I really love her blog!
4. Paula at Love is a Journey- I love reading about her adventures as a recent transplantee (it is a word damnit) in America!
5. Twisted Fate Photography- If anything her photos are versatile as hell! Awesome stuff!!!
6. Marilyn at The Fat Bottom Farm- from crazy farm antics to daily life... I love reading her too!
7. Christine at Potty Mouth Mommy because I love reading her blog (when she POSTS), I love her, and maybe... just MAYBE this will get her to write more to make me giggle! I love you Christine!