Saturday, July 31, 2010

Hey everyone...

Head over here to see the latest on my participation in VTech Voices & um, it's another giveaway!!!!

Meghan's Mindless Mutterings: Reviews & Giveaways

PSA: Dear Activitists

Dear Anti-Abortion Activist

I am down with you.  If you are against it, so be it.  I see both sides of the coin on abortion.  I've never had one. 
Will I say if I am Pro Choice or Anti Abortion?
No.
I don't want things thrown at my head.

What I am writing this PSA for is to ask that, perhaps, when protesting you can leave the graphic pictures at home.

It's a bit of an awkward situation as I drove by a womens center, that btw does other things than abortions, and have to divert my son's attention to the other side of the road.  I do this because of the graphic, humoungous in size posters you have displayed of abortions.  My son will be 4 in 2 weeks.  I do not think I should have to explain to him what the pictures are.  Mark my words, he's almost 4 so he questions everything & doesn't drop it.

Luckily I was able to divert his attention to the other side of the road today by telling him I thought I saw the Incredibe Hulk.  He believed me.  Whew.  Now I just have to explain the reason he couldn't see him.  Thank God I am quick on my feet.

So, please, feel free to protest.
I support you in it.
I will also support you if you decide not to protest.
I'm equal opportunity.

I just ask that you tone down the photos.  Think of the little kids who have no idea what they are looking at nor why you are at the building. 

Whaddya say?
Deal?

Just call me Monty Hall!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Phrase I've never thought I'd have to utter

Let me preface this with, while I have 2 older boys, I wasn't blessed with them til they were 11 & 6.
I didn't have to deal with certain things.
Ask me what I'm dealing with now & I can tell you some stories.

I digress.

I have noticed lately the following phrase being repeated, a lot, in my home.
Directed at my very soon to be 4 yo.

The phrase:

You aren't peeing, so stop touching it!

What phrase do you find yourself saying?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Winner! Winner! Splenda Drinks for Dinner!

The winner has been chosen.
I used Random.org & here it is:

Random Integer Generator



Here are your random numbers:


13

Who pretell is lucky #13?

victoria99 I'm a fan. I"m victoria lester

Congrats sista!
You are one gift closer on your gift list for Christmas.

Stay turned for more giveaways!

Of course don't forget to check out my VTech V.Reader giveaway over here: VTech V.Reader

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Stream of Conciousness

Do you know who wrote an entire book in the stream of conciousness form?
James Joyce.
It's like Irish torture really.
I should know.
1. I'm Irish.
2. I was an English major & it was required reading.


Take a gander below:
Like it?
The Cheekers & I made it.
A million foam blocks glued to a Legg's Egg half.
Remember Legg's when they came in Eggs?
Do you eat Green Eggs & Ham?
Sam I am.
I crack myself up sometimes but that is what you get with stream of conciousness. Just mutterings.
Hence the title of the blog.
It's a frog.
We made a frog.
Cute no?


Wanna know what's not cute?
One almost 4 yo & one 4.5yo who decided to take the cardboard fish from a counting game & put the fish where they belong.
In water.
The water that is in my toilet.
My toilet, to no avail, will not become unclogged.
I think there is a fish stuck down in the pipes.
Ah, good times.


This is also the child who called Burger King, King Burger.
Convinced me to go there Saturday.
I loathe BK.
Not only does the food suck but it is so poorly run & they hire the inept.
This could be a bias from the job that I do but really have the employees fill out applications before you put them behind the counter.


Sigh.


What's on your mind tonight?

Psst.....

I have a giveaway for you!
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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Christmas in July Giveaway

That's right everyone.
It's Christmas in July.


Santa is on vaca but has asked me to help you out.



So what is on the giveaway list, take a gander:
This would make a great gift for anyone, including yourself.


So here is what you need to do to win my Christmas in July giveaway.

  1. Leave me a comment telling me your fav Christmas carol.
  2. Become a follower of the bloggeroo.  If you are already, leave me a comment & let me know.
  3. Post the giveaway on your blog & leave me a link.
  4. Become a facebook fan Meghan's Mindless Mutterings & leave me a comment telling me so.
  5. Tweet about the giveaway & leave me a comment with the link to your tweet.
That's it.

Merry Christmas!!!!

*Giveaway open til 7/28 @ 8pm*

*This giveaway is sponsered by me & only me.*

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Little Saturday Craftiness

Preface: I do not have a before shot b/c well I forgot.
There.
Said it.
Whew, weight off my shoulders lifted.


Without further adieu here is my Saturday craftiness.

A few years back I was given this frame. It was white with gold trim. Didn't exactly scream moi.


Then a few months ago, my dad gave me old skeleton keys he got on Ebay.


So, I thought, hmm, I can do something crafty with this.
Got out the spray paint.
Got out the frame.
Sprayed, sprayed, sprayed.
Viola.
Instant black frame.


Then I got out the skeleton keys, counted out five...two for the momma & the pappa in the house, 3 for the monsters children that live here.  Cut out some cute scrapbook paper.  The Modge Podge'd the keys to the paper.

It now hangs in my teeny tiny foyer, ok there's no foyer just small bit of wall but foyer sounds more classy!

And that, readers, is my Saturday craftiness.

Friday, July 23, 2010

A little Tom Jones

I've been having a lousy week but my dad sent me this video in an email & well now my week is looking up!


I luvs me some Tom Jones!!





Who do you love?

Pain

I swear I have a black cloud hanging over my head since turning 40.


Yesterday I ended up back in ER with severe kidney stone pain.
I mean, OMG! I wanted to die.
They doped me up pretty good...(Love the ER drugs!)
Sent me home tho & this morning at 2:30 I woke up with pain again.
Took a Vicodone.
Thank God for them!


Still feeling like I got kicked really hard in my back
&
I am now suffering from a migraine
BUT
It has to go up from here, yes? no?


Have you ever had a kidney stone?
How did you deal with it?

Review: Geek Dad

Come.
Check it out.
Over here:
Geek Dad Review

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Chef Crush

Do you have a Chef crush?
I do.
Who? you ask.


Feast your eyes on:
That's right.
Bobby Flay.


OMG! I love him.
He is just so darn lovable.
He has a good personality & even when he's trying to "throwdown" & be tough on his shows, he comes off likable.


Plus he's a fabu chef.
Bobster took me to his steakhouse last year for my bday.
Delish! I tell ya, delish!
If you are ever in AC, check it out...it will not disappoint.


Tell me, who are you crushing on?

Wordless Wednesday ~ Lunch ala Cherry Hill Mall

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Over here....

Silicone Valley New Jersey Mom Blogs has ceased.

I am now over here & today is my very first post.

Go me.

Click here.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Turning 40 stinks!


Yesterday was my birthday.
I was ok with it.
Really.

At 5pm I started to not become okay with it.

Here is how it progressed.

5pm - Sitting @ desk when I suddenly get a growing discomfort in my neither region. I visit the ladies room 4 times in the next 30 minutes.


5:30 - Visit the ladies one last time to discover a "pink" tinge to my urine. Leave, pick up E.


6:00 - Drive home I keep getting pressure in my lower back & feel like I am going to pee my pants. Upon groaning with a bit of pain, while driving, I hear from the back seat "I know, honey, I know" from my 3yo.  He even rubbed my back when we got home.  Whatta kid!


7:00 - Arrive @ ER. My mom went w/ me & we were there from 7 til 2 in the morning. We had a nasty male nurse who figured I was in for a UT infection & told me about his disgust for us being there. He also left all my blood samples in my room causing us to wait an additional 2 hrs or so b/c he "forgot" them & my labs never got done. At approx 1:30 or so, my really, super sweet doctor comes in to tell me I passed a kidney stone. Happy Birthday to me!


9:00am - I have an accident at home that I do not want to go into but lets just say I wasn't able to control something resulting in me having extra laundry. Yep. Good times.


12:00pm - Discover that overnight, someone decided to do a funny & pried off my driver's side rear tail light assembly, leaving the lights exposed. This is after the beginning of the week someone broke into the van & took, of all things, a wind up radio.

Can I have a do over!?!

Friday, July 16, 2010

New Decade

Well, I've talked about it enough this month.
It's D Day.
Yep.
I have entered a new decade today.

I am officially 20, err, 30, 39 again, OK! fine, I am now 40.

How shall I ring in the new decade?
Any thoughts?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

PSA: Dear Food Network

I want to let you know how much I enjoy your network, sister networks & what not.
I am particulary obsessed fond of "The Next Food Network Star".


This weeks episode had them in lunch trucks.
I liked it.
Well, imagine my surprise when I was gandering at the equipment in the truck & noticed the baffle filters that were over the grill in all the trucks.


3 out of the 4 trucks had them installed incorrectly.
Take a lookee here:


The baffles run up & down.
The 3 trucks had them side to side.
That's a big ole no no & can result in a fire b/c they are installed improperly.


So, please, FN, find whoever got the trucks for you & installed those filters & get them to put them in correctly. We would want Aarti to go up in flames. She's my fav, in case you were wondering.


Thanks much,


The Baffle Filter Police

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Is this thing on?

I am thrilled to announce that I am a member of the VTech Voices team.

Come check out what I have to say & tell me about your fav reading spot:

Meghan's Mindless Mutterings: Reviews & Giveaways

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Downhill to 40

As 40 rapidly approaches for me this week (Friday) I have begun to notice some changes in my body.
Say today for instance.
There I am, deep in thought, when my hand grazes my chins (yes, chins, keepin it real.)
I feel something wirey, yet soft.
What was Meghan? you say.
A hair.
Not only one but three.
Gasp!
There I said it.
The closer 40 gets, the more chin hairs sprout.
They are either white or black.
Sorry to be so graphic.
My blog.

Not only that, my knees are killing.
They always have but they seem to be getting worse.

Let's not talk about the girls.
You know what Im talking about.
Girls, twins, tatas, kasaba melons.
Gravity is not my friend.
I would like to know why is that when I lay down, the girls decide they are more comfy on the sides of body in between the side of chest & my arms.
Attractive, I know!

So tell me, when you were approaching a new decade in your life, what have you experienced?

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Mooooo.......

The other day was Cow Appreciation day at a certain "serves only chicken" fast food joint.

So on our way home from getting hair cuts I decided to stop, completely forgetting about this promo.

Cheeks is a bit nosey & started asking the gentleman behind us all kinds of inquirying questions.  I think he is going to be an interrogater when he's an adult. 

The guy liked him so much, next thing I know he's taking his kids costume & putitng it on Cheeks.

So thanks to my chatterbox & the generousity of one stranger, Cheeks ate free!

MOOO!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

And the award goes to....

I am so excited!
I got another award.
From whom you say?
From Kathleen @ Life with Four Boys (God bless her!)

The only rules are to thank the person who gave it to you.
Thank you Kathleen!!!!

Then pass the award on to other bloggers that add some sunshine to your life.
Without further adieu, let's check out the other bloggers who get the sunshine!

Cloudy with a Chance of Erin
Fmily Fun Blog
Look it's MegRyans Mom
The Dalomba Days
John & Lisa are eating in South Jersey
Mother of Pearl it is

So tell me, what adds sunshine to your life?

Friday, July 09, 2010

New giveaway & campaign info for Electrolux & Kelly-Confidential over at my new blog:

Meghan's Mindless Mutterings: Reviews & Giveaways

The giveaway....$25 Amex

Come see!

Psst....

I have started a new blog for reviews & giveaways...come join me over there!

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By the by, the first post will include a giveaway!!!

Despicable Me

All I can say is...I want a minion!
Yep!
A minion!!!!!

Go see it.

I saw it & let me tell you...AWESOME! HEART WARMING! FUNNY! LIGHT HEARTED!

Took Cheeks, Aunt Erin & Brandon to see it.
We all loved it.
Even saw it in 3D & both lil boys kept their neat-o peachy keen glasses on through the whole movie.

It's only 95 minutes and keeps your interest the entire time.
It has many one liners & portrays typical parent & child behaviors, along with evil criminal behaviors as well.

Definitely a must see for the summer!

If you see it in 3D be prepared.to jump because I did a few times. 
I have seen a few 3D's here & there & the animation part was nothing compared to this 3D special effects.

So really, don't waste your time on other non animated films, head on out this weekend & see Despicable Me!

Let me know if you do.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Conversations w/ the Cheekers

This evening on the ride home Cheeks & I were discussing his field trip.
I asked who he sat on the bus with.
He told me Summerlyn.

Here is how the rest of the convo went:
Me: "Do you like Summerlyn?"
C: "Yes I like her"
Me: "Is she pretty?"
C: "Yes but she doesn't wear a dress so no she isn't pretty"
Me: "She isn't pretty because of her clothes"
C: "She needs to take her clothes off"
Me: "You would think she would be pretty naked?"
C: "Yes but she would need to wear a dress or a skirt then she would be beautiful."
Me: "Oh beautiful?"
C: "Yes, in a dress or skirt"

Aunt Erin asked Cheeks if she was pretty
C: "Yes, no"
AE: "Im not pretty?"
C: "Well no you don't wear a dress or skirt?"
AE: "I have to wear a dress or skirt?"
C: "Yes"

AE: "Well if I'm not pretty what am I?"
C: "A man!"

I had to hold Aunt Erin from teaching Cheeks about female equality.
I think he has seen one too many princess movies really.
He told me the same thing last night.
I wasn't beautiful because I didn't wear dresses or skirts.

Sigh.
If only it was that easy to be beautiful.

What have you discussed with your kids lately?

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

For the love of God

It's hot.
Like white hot.
Like Africa hot.

Sigh.
It reached over 100 degrees today.
Hello!
This is Jersey....you know humidity, not inferno temperatures.

All I want to do is sit & sip some lemonade.
Inside.
In a climate controlled environment.

How about you?
What's the weather like were you are?

Monday, July 05, 2010

40 things

Since it's my birthday month I thought I would do a little post about moi.
Yep.
Call me narcissistic but I'm going to do 40 things about me post.
Your enthralled.
I can tell.


Let's do it, shall we:
1.  My middle name is Kathleen.
2.  I'm 6ft tall.
3.  My fav ice cream is Ben & Jerry's Phish Food.
4.  Fav band is Sister Hazel.
5.  I've been to Ireland, England, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland & Holland.
6.  I appeared on the tv show Dancin On Air & Dance Party USA.
7.  I graduated from Rutgers w/ a degree in English & Elementary Ed certified.
8.  I busted my lip open as a kid resulting in a huge bump as a scar.  It's not visible now but as a kid it was horrendous.
9.  Almost all my friends are named Kathy or Megan.
10.  Fav color is PINK!
11.  I am terrified of spiders. Ick.
12.  I am addicted to blogs.
13.  Total Food Network addict.
14.  I enjoy baking.
15.  My fav # is 15.
16.  My friends threw me a surprise sweet 16 party.
17.  I've been out of school 22 years. O.M.G.
18.  My cell phone tune is "Bulletproof"
19.  My first concert was when I was 23 & I saw The Steve Miller Band.
20.  I have traveled by train to Florida from Philadelphia...down & back.  Never again!
21.  This is a lot harder than I thought...fact #21.
22.  Bobster & I were set up on a blind date.
23.  I love the pin up look but I would look like a moron.
24.  I'm LDS.
25.  I am not a nature person.  Give me a temperature controlled climate any day.
26.  My first car was a 79 Chrysler Cordoba.
27.  I have red hair.
28.  I worked in a dry cleaners, a pharmacy, a clothing store for older people, Bath & Body Works, a candle store, a supermarket, a paper manufacturer, a floor installer & a distributor.
29.  I failed gym, not once but twice in highschool.
30.  Had braces 3x's.
31.  When I sing it sounds like cats are dying.
32.  My favorites movies are Steele Magnolias & The Matchmaker.
33.  I love to read.
34.  Adore celeb gossip.
35.  I forgot I've been to Canada.
36.  I was 36 when I had my son.
37.  I've never lived anywhere but the state I was born in.
38.  I lied I've been to Puerto Rico too.
39.  I still have my tonsils.
40.  I used to have my ears double pierced but I grew keloids in the second hole & had them removed.

Ok, now it's your turn to tell me something about yourself.

Go!

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy Birthday America!

Happy 4th of July!!!!

Today we celebrate being able to live free.
Make our own choices.

How are you celebrating?

Our town did the parade/fireworks thing yesterday.
Today we are heading to a friends for a picnic.
They have a pool.
I do not have a bathing suit.
I can't do that to others, let them see me in a bathing suit.
All you would hear is:
"OMG! My eyes! Cover your watch! Land ho! Beached something or another!"
It wouldn't be pretty.

Let me know how you will be celebrating.

Friday, July 02, 2010

In the years I've been alive

I never expected I would be content with watching 2 little boys eat their dinner & run around like nuts at the playground.

What contentment have you experienced lately?

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Guess what month it is!!??

Tis July!
My birthday month.

Can you stand it?
I know I can't!!!

How shall we celebrate a new decade for me on this little old blog?
Hmmm....give me some ideas.

How about we first come up with some suggestions for something scumptious to have for dessert.
What is your fav treat for your birthday?