Friday, December 17, 2010

They did what?!?

If you haven't heard about the latest lawsuit that has hit the California court system, have a seat. Because this one is going to astound, stupefy, enrage, and otherwise make you to want to drive to Cali and slap someone, namely Monet Parham-Lee.

So the gist of it is this: This woman is not a parent. She is a woman who has had babies. She has no backbone and refuses to exert her right, scratch that -- duty, as a mom to say "No."  She wants to sue McDonald's to banish toys from Happy Meals because they make the "unhealthy food" too appealing to children. And then the children pout and beg and make her life miserable until she caves in and buys it for them. 

Well, here's a thought: Man Up! Tell them no. Keep on driving. Don't give in. They will learn that pitching a fit won't get them what they want and eventually will stop asking for it. Or, how about you make them eat the apples instead of the fries and drink the milk or water instead of a soda? Then it wouldn't be unhealthy.

And the best part about it? This woman is a “regional program manager” on the state of California payroll for child nutrition matters!!! What a hypocrite! She gets paid to tell other parents how they should be feeding their children, but can't follow her own advice at home. Girl, please.

And don't even get me started on the judicial system in California...... How about I come over there and sue Hollywood for making movies too suspenseful, too seductive, too fantastical to resist? Or we sue the California citrus growers for daring to sell their fruit East of the Mississippi River where we all know that the Florida citrus is better anyway? They must let any fool sit on the bench out there. Because if they tried to bring that case to trial here, we would laugh them out of the courthouse after giving them the proper tongue-lashing they deserved.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Facebook Fun: ABCs of Me

Posted on Facebook in 2009
Directions were to answer the question or put your first reaction to a word.....

- Available: not since 1992 
- Age: 32 
- Annoyance: people who smack their food/gum 
- Animal: sometimes 

- Beer: gross 
- Birthday: May 16th 
- Best Friend: my husband 
- Body Part on opposite sex: arms 
- Best feeling in the world: sleeping in 
- Best weather: fall nights 
- Been in Love: still am 
- Been on stage?: unfortunately 
- Believe in Santa: yes! 

- Candy: m&ms 
- Color: red 
- Chocolate/Vanilla: chocolate 
- Chinese/Mexican Food: Mexican 
- Cake or pie: red velvet w/ cream cheese icing 
- Continent to visit: Australia 
- Cheese: Colby 

- Day or Night: Day 
- Dancing in the rain: why not? 

- Eyes: blue 
- Everyone has: a need for love 
- Ever failed a class?: close, thanks Amy! 

- First thoughts after waking up: just five more minutes! 
- Food: if I don’t have to cook it 

- Greatest Fear: ladders, heights are ok if I’m not on a ladder 
- Goals: be the person God sees 
- Gum: = toothbrush @ work 
- Get along with your parents? yes 

- Hair Color: red 
- Height: five foot eight 
- Holiday: Christmas 
- How do you want to die: gracefully, not whimpering 

- Ice Cream: mint chocolate chip 
- Instrument: french horn, but only in middle school band 

- Jewelry: overflowing, need another armoire 
- Job: part-time office manager @ YMCA 

- Kids: 2 
- Kickboxing or karate: karate….. wax on, wax off 
- Keep a journal?: no, but started several. Trying the blog thing. 

- Love: yes 
- Letter: email 
- Laughed so hard you cried: too many times to count 

- Milk flavor: natural 
- Movies: sci-fi, action, adventure, chick flicks, kiddo cartoons… 
- McD’s or BK: McD’s 

- Number: random. 

- One wish: new car 

- Pepsi/Coke: coke 
- Perfect Pizza: Papa John’s pepperoni & mushroom 
- Piercings: pierced ears & have enough earrings to wear a different one every day of the year 

- Quail: bird 

- Reason to cry: sad movie 
- Reality T.V.: only dance shows 
- Radiostation: 104.7 the Fish 
- Roll your tongue in a circle: why? 
- Ring size: 7? 

- Song: right now? Rock What You Got –Superchick 
- Shoe size: 9 
- salad dressing: Ranch 
- Sushi: eww. 
- Skinny dipped? no 
- In the shower?: why yes 
- Strawberries/Blueberries: strawberries 

- Tattoos?: no 
- Time for bed: 10ish 
- Thunderstorms: good sleeping weather 

- Unpredictable: never. Always. 

- Vacation spot(s): mountains, beach. Wish: Ireland/England/Scotland 

- Weakness: Dr. Mall 
- Worst feeling: migraine 
- Wanted to be a model: yes, until I tried it 
- Worst Weather?: hot & humid 

X- X-Rays: teeth, neck & back for chiropractor 

-Year it is now: 2009 
-Yellow: Sun 

- Zoo animal: orangutans

Thursday, December 2, 2010

What doesn't kill us....

I think it is safe to say that 2010 started off pretty crappy and quickly went downhill before finally rebounding in September and ending (soon) on a pretty decent note.

January: my dog died. unexpectedly. violently. and I was the one who found her.
March: my Papa died. expected. peacefully with a romantic twist. but difficult to watch my dad grieve and deal with jerks for family.
May: my Grandma died. expected. peacefully in her sleep. but too soon after I finally began to understand her. relate to her. proud to be like her. and painful because my Daddy was again hit with loss and had to deal with the ugly truth about his brothers.
May through August: Russel is sucked into camp life just as I really need some stability and support. but extended family came to the rescue.
September: the turning point. Skydiving. adrenaline rush. a kick in the "bum" to appreciate life and a reminder that we have to live it. and the libido boost didn't hurt either.
October: realized how much weight I gained over the past year, but not really motivated enough to do something about it.
November: normally by this time of year I am listening to Christmas music and have checked off several names on my shopping list, but I still am not really into it yet (in December).
Now: I can still feel the "funk cloud" around. but I am going to kick its "bum". I have committed to one too many things recently because the idea of them made me excited, but I am determined to see them through. I am more in love with my husband now than ever before. looking forward to our annual anniversary trip. despite knowing that I need to lose weight (mainly for health reasons although my doctors don't seem worried yet) I am becoming more comfortable with my body (for which my husband is very appreciative). and I am still pressing on. determined. confident I will win.