Dear Cool Mom

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Dear Cool Mom,

You probably don’t remember me, but I remember you. How long has it been? Three years? Four? Doesn’t really matter, because I doubt you’ll read this letter.

While you were being the fun mom hanging with the preteens in the skate park, I was sitting on the bench outside eating McDonalds. The fat mom eating McDonalds. You thought it would be funny to mock me and to tell your children I didn’t really need those fries. My kids heard you. It made them angry and hurt their feelings, and probably embarrassed them too. I wonder if it embarrassed your kids. I wonder if you were embarrassed when you realized my kids heard you.

This isn’t going to be one of those letters where I justify my weight, because I don’t owe you an explanation for how I look or what I choose…

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Share Your World 2016 – Week 18

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It’s time again for Cee’s Share Your World Challenge . It’s pretty straight forward; answer three questions and participate in a tiny challenge. Sounds like fun, so let’s go!

Who was your best friend in elementary school?

Hmmmm… Which year? I had two every year: one who was usually in my class and would move away at the end of the school year (like clockwork) and then there was Mel – who I have known since first grade and still talk to :p

What things could people do for you on a really bad day that would really help you?

It depends who they are. Like a facebook friend could just say something nice, but hubby (or my mom or my brother) could try giving me a hug and  picking up some of the slack that I am overwhelmed with that is causing the bad day. (My bad days pretty much result from too much to do and too little time.)

If you could make a 15 second speech to the entire world, what would you say?

“If you have nothing better to do than worry about what flag is offensive, what bathroom someone uses, who is marrying who, and whether someone has a tattoo or not, it’s time to take a long hard look at your life and fill it with something useful. Seriously, people. Grow up.”

Would you rather be an amazing dancer or an amazing singer?

An amazing singer. I’m part of the “we don’t dance” generation.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

Last week we had a lot of fun playing the Killer Bunny card game and no one got in a fight- so I am thankful for that. This week I am looking forward to the Epic Book Bash sponsored by Book Born on Facebook.

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Old Blog Tag



Facebook memories reminded me of an old blog/note tag I never did so better late than never I say!

111. My last name:

110. I was born in:

109. I am really:

108. My phone is:
Charging and full of photos

107. My eye colour is:


106. My ring size is:
I dunno

105. My height is:
5’2 1/2″ – that half is important

104. I am allergic to:
Hydroxizine (amusing since it prescribed FOR allergies) and Cephalexin. Also Narcotic pain pills make me sick.

103. I was born on:
The best day of the year.

102. I am annoyed by:
People. Especially stupid people.

101. My bed is:
Not made

100: One thing you don’t like about yourself:
This one is obvious

99. Do you sleep on your side, stomach, or back?
Side or back, but usually side

98. How do you vent anger?
Murdering – erm, I mean yelling. yeah, that’s it.

97. How did your day start off?

96. Can you handle the truth?

95. Do you get along with guys or girls better?

94. How do you think you look right this moment?
Like me

93. Last person you went to the movies with?
Hubby. We saw Kung Fu Panda 3

92. My favorite holiday is:
Halloween and Christmas are tied

91. The perfect kiss is:
From hubby

90. The last CD I bought was:
CD? The Rascals, Rascalize. MP3 album would be The Dreaming, Rise Again

89. Are you living at home?
It’s MY home

88. Do you have any siblings?:
A brother

87. What did you do yesterday?
Went grocery shopping in Omaha and bought a bunch of Barbies (we went to a “weird” Walmart and they had a bunch that the other stores I’ve been to don’t have)

:::I Do / Do Not Believe In:::

86. Love at first sight?:
Sort of. it’s the potential for love, but actual love comes later

85. Luck?
Yes. I’m proof of it.

84. Fate?:

83. Aliens?:
Yes. Why wouldn’t there be?

82. Heaven?:
Yes, though I don’t think it’s anything like we think it is

81. Hell?:

80. Ghosts?
Yes. I’ve lived in haunted houses.

79. Horoscopes?:
Not really. Maybe the super tailored expensive ones, but the generalized ones… eh.

78. Soul mates?
Yes. But I don’t think they are just romantic, rather they are souls who you’ve been close to in previous lives.

:::Which Is Better?:::

77. Drunk or high?
Drunk. Never been high and honestly not interested in it, even if it was legal.

76. On the phone or online?:
Online – I hate talking on the phone

75. Red heads or blondes?:
I like both :p

74. Blondes or brunettes?:
Brunettes get the win though

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73. Hot or cold?:
Hmmm… Cold you can always put more clothes on.

72. Summer or winter?

71. Chocolate or vanilla?:

70. Night or day?:
Night if there’s electricity.

69. Oranges or apples?:

68. Curly or straight hair?:

:::Here’s What I Think About:::

67. Abortion:
I’m against it – sorry.

66. Back stabbers:
They’re everywhere

65. Parents:
Are alive… Not a good answer? Oh, I love my parents…

:::Last Time I:::

64. Hugged someone?:

63. Saw someone:
I’m seeing people right now…

62: Cried in front of someone?
Day before yesterday – sad part in my brother’s book made me cry :p

61. Who is the most ditsy person I know:
My mother!

60. Who makes me laugh?

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59. Last show I watched?

58. Something that I don’t understand is?

57. The most unsatisfying answer I’ve ever received is?
“I’ll see what I can do.” Really???

56. Something I will really miss when I leave home is?
I really can’t think of anything

55. The thing I’m looking forward to the most is?
having this *&^% house done

54. Tomorrow:
is WWE payback

53. Today:
Will probably be a total *&^%ing waste

52. This summer:
Probably nothing will get done

51. This weekend:

50. People call me:
Jo, Joey, Chicken (I don’t like this one)

49. The person(s) who knows the most about me is:
Hubby, My brother, my mother, and Mel may be tied

48. The most difficult thing to do is:
Cut off your own hand, while using that hand to do the cutting. – Okay, I am leaving this answer

47. I haven’t gotten a speeding ticket:
No, I haven’t, not since the 90s

46. The first person I talked to today was:

45. First time you had a crush:
Ken the Eagle from Gatchaman/Battle for the Planets

44. The one person whom I can’t hide things from:
Myself, I hope. – I am also leaving this one

43. Last time someone said something you were thinking:
Mom. Yesterday. It was an insult to someone or something on TV. I forget what but it was funny.

42. Right now I am talking to?
No on…

41. What is your dream job?
Being rich.

40. First job?:

39. I have had these pets:
cats, dogs, guinea pig, fire bellied newts, hamsters, fish, a mouse, turtles, and a toad. (not all at once)

38. I can still see:
yes, I can. I can see even better now that I have glasses.

37. The worst sound in the world is:
Styrofoam squeaking, snoring, my old printer making that annoying noise, the sound of machine guns popping in YouTube videos…

36. The person who makes me cry the most is:
I don’t really keep track

35. Best sound in the world?:
The ching of my phone when someone send me money on PayPal

34. Who makes you happy?

33. Cats or dogs?:

32. MySpace or Facebook:
MySpace doesn’t exist anymore (I warned you this was old!)

31. Mexican or Chinese?

30. My favourite piece of clothing?
My hedgehog Kigurami or my light up shoes

29. My favourite colour(s) are:
red, pink, blue

28. Last time I cried:
I thought we covered that earlier?

27. My friends are:

26. My computer is:
A laptop

25. Last person I got mad at?
Mom and brother this morning :p

24. Person you secretly crush?
No one

23. Favourite food place?
The Asian restaurant in the mall in Omaha :p

22. Favourite song:
Wicked game by HIM

21. Paper or plastic?

20. The all-time best show is:
Fullmeal Alchemist

19. The all-time best feeling in the world is:
A warm fuzzy blanket after you’ve been ou tin the rain and are chilly

18. Favourite scent?:
something flowery

17. What colour is your hairbrush:

16. Favourite shoes:
Flip flops

15. I lose all respect for people who:
are hypocrites

14. Colour of your room?:
off white

13. TV channels you watch?:

12. Best feature(s) in the opposite sex:
hair and eyes plus a great personality – leaving this

11. The worst pain I was ever in was?

10. Best memory?
Too many to choose from

9. Favourite TV show?
I don’t know…

8. My favourite singer:
Ville Valo

7. Favourite stuffed animal:

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6. Greatest fear:
The dark

5. My weakness is:

4. When was your last concert?
I’ve never given a concert :p

3. Who broke your heart?
My kitty when she died

2. One thing that makes you feel great is?
Fan mail

1. One person that you wish you could see right now?
I dunno

And there you go. I have completed this seven years late – but completed it I have!

Noname will be…


Okay, I was going to title this Nonmae will be Nonuts, but that seems insensitive, even to say about a turtle. Yes, I said a turtle.


That is Noname the turtle (Noname IS his name). He’s been a good turtle all these years, except he has this propensity to fan his…male bits.. ALL the time. in water, out of water, in mid-air while he’s flying (okay, he doesn’t fly, but you get the picture). Anyway, all this fanning has caught up to him and they got…well…stuck. I think the correct term is prolapsed. Anyway, there’s no vets local – Omaha is the closest –  and you don’t even want to know what they charge for a turtle neutering, but that’s where he is tonight. We pick him up tomorrow and sell a lung, kidney, and maybe a cat or two to pay for it. (ha ha!)

Aside from that it’s High Five day! Well, it WAS high five day. It was also Joleene Naylor Day in Book Born FB group and it went well and I had a lot of fun, so…


high five!

And now I need sleep. Have a good one!


Blogophilia Week 9.9

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It’s time for Blogophilia, the fun blogging group where Marvin gives participants weekly prompts to use in their blog.

This week’s prompts are:

Blogophilia Week 9.9 Topic: Collateral Damage
Bonus Points:
(Hard, 2 pts) Include the line “resting comfortably”
(Easy, 1 pt) Mention a spider web
So I’ve been trying to come up with something clever, resting comfortably here on the couch (well, sort of comfortably), but I haven’t thought of anything. Tomorrow I am co-hosting a Facebook Event. so my mind is on it, which leaves my blog as collateral damage in the wake of my brain’s commitments. I do have to do turtles tomorrow too, but that should be fine, as long as I am not snared in the inescapable spider web of facebook and lose track of time.
Here’s a bonus picture so this blog isn’t just for points.

Where I started

An awesome Facebook Book Group! Check it out, join, and say hi!


About seven months ago I decided to start a group on Facebook. I already had a few author friends and a few friends that loved to read as much as I do and being a stay at home mom I figured it would give me a chance to talk about one of the things I love, reading. So I started the group and invited a few people. Over the first five months or so the group was pretty slow but I started talking to more authors and met other readers in other groups and they ended up joining mine also. Eventually the group started to grow and I added my BFF as an admin to help me run the group (much kudos to you Kandy I couldn’t do this without you). We started running giveaways and posting teasers for authors in hopes of bringing them new readers. Now our main…

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Dunnegan Park, Bolivar, Missouri – 2012

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I warned you last night that I have more photos from May 2012. This batch comes from Dunnegan Park – aka the ducky pond (as we call it). It was a wonderful park.


As always, there are more photos in my Flickr album if you want to look through them. 

I am scheduling this ahead because Thursday is my turtles night – aka I have to draw and post the new turtles comic page for the week. If things went according to plan I also got some yard work done. If they didn’t then I have no idea what I did. Ha ha!

Have a ducky pond kind of day!




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