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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Goodbye 2008 - Welcome 2009









I have no big hooray post for you today about the end of the year and the good things that come with being able to start over/fresh/whateveryoucallit. I am going to catch you up on a few tidbits. I have some pictures for you from my Christmas and some others I recently got developed from this Summer.

1. For Christmas, My Dood (the new hip word for hubby - thanks to you know who you are!) he got me, new leather boots, WITH the pointy toe, WITH a pointy heel. Also, a flashlight since I am DEATHLY afraid of the dark and make him stand at the door at night while I take the puppy for his usual 9:30 dump-a-thon. AND....he got me an exercise/yoga mat - in PINK and a Pilate's beginners set with the ball and all sorts of gadgets in PINK. (IN CASE YOU ARE WONDERING, YES I ASKED FOR THESE EXERCISE ITEMS, IT WAS NOT A "HINT" FROM THE DOOD)He made me soo happy about the pink exercise equipment, I told him I was going to make the "Entertaining Living Room" an exercise room and he could have the furniture for his man room since it is a shade of green and since he trying to do a camo/hunting/hideous theme in that room it would match very well.LOL.. Oh yeah he also got me the Vera Bradley purse, wallet and checkbook cover in Daisey Daisey I asked for. Last but not least I received 2 CD's, Fergie and Leona Lewis. Yeah, I gots spoiled this year. i think he felt bad for me since I was not celebrating with my family this year, so he went a little overboard. Oh well, it was still nice of him. LOVE YOU HONEY!!!!

2. Christmas dinner and gift exchanging from his family took place at my home (see pics above) It went well. Smooth, no arguing, everyone ate and lived another day.

3. I have no resolutions this year. However, I do have life goals from here on out.

4. I would like to say thank you to all my readers, commenter's and lurkers out there who have watched this blog grow (however little) this year. My goals for this blog has changed and I'm OK with that. Although 2009 is gonna rock!

5. We totally sppiled our kids this year. We were fortunate enough to be able to do so, and I shop all year for this day.

THANKS AND ENJOY THE PICTURE SHOW!!!!

C-YA NEXT YEAR

Monday, December 29, 2008

I Got Interviewed and I Want To Interview You!!

Annissa Meyhew over at www.hope4peyton.org has interviewed me, oh boy. Yeah!! I love this kind of stuff. So here are her questions and my answers, and keep reading to the bottom so you can find out how to get interviewed yourself!!!

Ok, are you ready?

1. If you had to pick a husband from TV, who would you want to be married to?
A: Marshall from How I Met Your Mother. He is so funny. Slapsgiving!!

2. What's the worst nightmare you've ever had?
A: My son drowning. This was a re-occurring theme for about 3 months. It was soo bad I made my daycare mom and my parents put extra locks on their pool gates and reminded them each time I dropped him off there to keep and extra eye on him. Did you see the movie "premonition" It was like that.

3. If you could make up your own sport, what would it be?
A: Drag Racing Polo – nuff said.

4. Where would your dream home be?
A: In the Far, far North – near the northern lights. So beautiful there…

5. If you had to pay a $1 every time you cursed (written OR spoken), how much do you think you'd have to cough up a week?
A: Somewhere around $100. I can’t believe I just typed that number!!!


Don't forget to link back to me and to spread the love to your readers too!"Want to be part of it? Follow these instructions:
1. Leave me a comment saying “interview me”
2. I will respond my emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your blog with the answers to your questions.
4. You will include this explanation and offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others ask to be interviewed, you will give them 5 questions.
6. I will only interview the first 5 people who respond!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Excuse Me, What You Just Say???




This weekend was a killer.




Saturday I baked 12 dozen cookies, a carrot cake from scratch and assembled it all in nice little containers for traveling to the Annual Company Christmas Party. Yes. That party. Hubby and I were both looking forward to this party since the group I work with is the best. And even though this is a little too much TMI, I am going to tell you anyway. They are so fun, in fact I have to wear a pad in the event I piss all over myself, which happened on the golf course with this group already so I was prepared for the worst. Anywho....Hubby and I do not go out partying often. Bars are not our kind of place, since Hubby has SAD (social anxiety disorder) and I can't stand a bunch of drunk bitches hoovering over my hubby. So this was a night we were really looking forward to relaxing, drinking, eating and laughing our arses off. All of those happened and I thought I was in the good until the next morning. It was brought to my attention by my eaves dropping husband that our superintendents wife does not think too much of me. You know what I say? FUCK HER. This what happened........As I tried to sit down that night at one point my ankle give out (I was in 4" heels that were brand new and pointy toe, (see picture). Yeah. So it looked like I stumbled. A drunk stumble) My ankle hurt really bad, but I grinned and barred it so we could enjoy the party without me looking like a whiny attention whore. AS SOON AS I SLIPPED, his wife leaned over to the OWNERS wife and said "Looks like someone has had toooooo much to drink" in the snotty ass tone. In which the owners wife said nothing. As I am being told this the day after I got really pissed off. When we get around this group of people I get a natural high, kinda euphoric of me, almost orgasmic, yes I am an extrovert. I have the most respect for my boss and I would NEVER do anything to embarrass him like get drunk and fall down. NEVER. EVER. But somewhere along the drive home I did suggest to Hubby to stop at the office and get busy, but he was not game. So this morning when I walked into the office I had some 'splaining to do. Luckily we are a small company - 6 employees including the owner. I proceeded to tell them that I was NOT drunk and my ankle situation, and I also told the president to inform his wife because I was aware of the comment made to her. I also told the president that I was disappointed that the superintendents wife thought it would be even remotely proper to make snide remarks about an employee AT the company Christmas Party, loud enough for another person to clearly hear and that it just showed her low level of class and lack of Couth. YEAH I WENT THERE.




Sunday was rough. We attended church in the morning. Then went to my Uncles for lunch. Then I made the biggest mistake ever. I went to the mall with 2 kids, by myself to finish some shopping. Three hours later my daughter was crying her fingers were numb because I made her help carry bags. I bought so much shit from Boscov's we should have helped ease the bankruptcy issue (I needed customer pick up). While we were out and shopping in the mall I decided to get my hubby some gifts. I made the kids PROMISE not to tell or Santa would take away one of their presents for every gift they told on.




This morning as I am trying to do my hair, Hubby walks in with this huge, childish grin 0n his face and says "So honey, I got a huge......"




Damn kids.




Thursday, December 18, 2008

A Thousand Words Thursday




Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Fa, La, La, La, La, La, La





























Here is my lame attempt at taking Family Christmas Photos.

(side note: after these were taken I immediately laid down for 15 HOURS with the flu, thank you honey)
From top to bottom:
1. A scene from our Christmas village that has taken over the WHOLE top of my entertainment center.
2. My babies
3. This is why Leo eats my shoes ( this is our Christmas card pic for next year!)
4. My Son choking Leo
5. My daughter loving her gender confused cat.
6. The Kids and Animals
7. The Family pic. Loverly.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Oh Man


The Flu.....I Haz It.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Thousand Words Thursday




Show me them muscles!

Mom, Mommy, Mama, Just Don't Call Me late for Dinner

How many women feel they have lost their identity since having children? How many women feel the relationship with their spouse has changed since having children? How many women feel they are neglecting their marriage since having children? How many women feel guilty because they want to refuse to become consumed and lost in their children? I believe all women struggle with these feelings at some point throughout motherhood. I read many blogs a day about motherhood, some from SAHM and others from working moms such as myself that struggle with the same issues. So let's get personal, but I do not want this post to become a debate about SAHM vs. Working moms. So with that aside, I am going to TRY to articulate my feelings on these subjects and I encourage you to address these questions too, whether by commenting here, posting your own blog about this or just having a conversation with your spouse or friends.

Identity crisis. Have you become so engulfed in your children that you forgot what your own hobbies and interests are? Playing chauffeur and shuttling your child(ren) from school to soccer to play dates, did you forget you love to play tennis or sew? As a mother or father you have to understand that at some point and time, your child(ren) will eventually go on their own and no longer will need you every second. What are you going to do then? Besides go bat-shit crazy from the silence? Have that mid-life crisis? Or are you going to embrace it? If you have maintained your interests and hobbies throughout raising your children, this should be a fairly easy transition. Besides 20 years down the road, lets talk about now. The present. As a mother or father, as a SAHM or a working parent, you need to keep in touch with your own interests, cultivate them, make them a priority. Make you a priority.

Marriage changes. Let's say you are a SAHM or dad and there you are, all day long doing the parent thing while the other spouse or SO is working outside the home. They come home and you have been baby talking all day to your child(ren). Now really think about this next question. Are you carrying over that baby talk to your spouse? Or have you been yearning all day for some adult conversation that you bombard them as soon as they walk in the door? Have you gotten so wrapped up in being a parent that you forget about making sure your SO has their needs taken care of? Make a regular date night for just your SO and you. You don't have to go out, there are things you can do at home to enjoy one another ALONE. Talk, Talk, Talk. Talk about everything from the news, family matters or whatever is holding your interest at that time. One more thing. I know your child(ren) touch you all day, hang on you, require you to hold them, but do not push your SO away at the end of the day. They need you to be available and open to receiving their attention. Have set bedtimes for the child(ren) so there is some down time for your SO and yourself before calling it a night. Remember when your child(ren) are grown and gone, it's just the two of you and that is NOT the time to discover and learn who each of you are, you should already know.

Guilt. As the title of this post says Mom, Mommy, Mama, Just don't call me late for dinner, how about your name? YOU have a name. YOU have an identity other than Mom, Mommy or Mama.
Back to the "empty-nester syndrome". Re-read Identity Crisis. Also, your child(ren) need to see you in another role other than Mom, Mommy or Mama. it helps them understand that you are a person also with interests, feelings, friends and your own sense of self (and those of you with daughters need to really drink this in). Do not feel guilty for taking some time to yourself and that time by yourself could be as simple as going grocery shopping alone, going to your BFF's house for some coffee or just pawning the kids off for a night so you can get some uninterrupted sleep. No one else is looking out for your own well being so you have to. Besides, if you are not 100% or running on empty, how can you give 100% to your child(ren) or SO?


Thank you for your time. I hope you take something away from this post. I also hope I was able to articulate this well enough for it to make some sense.


Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Parade


This was our crew. I am all the way to the right in the pig tails. The little girl and little boy are mine as well.


We did not win, but we had a great time and I have been officially named the Christmas Float Coordinator for the rest of my time employed here. That is OK with me, I really enjoyed this. Actually this was the first time I was given a huge project like this to take care of beginning to end. I had begged my boss every year for the last 4 Christmas parades to participate and he said no, all but this year. So we were all tickled to make it happen.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Tidbits for Your Pleasure..



I almost peed myself looking at these!
Just some updates for you.
1. New puppy - Leo is doing great. Very smart pup. He is 90% house trained - we are using the crate method if anyone is interested. Has a special affliction for Walnuts. Probably because i feed them to him as I am eating them .

2. Finally got some new running shoes. So I have been back on the treadmill.
3. Depressed my weight loss challenge did not have enough participants to even get started. BOO.
4. I missed my 1 year anniversary of the blog.
5. This weekend my work is putting a float in the local Christmas Parade. That I have to be in and my son has to be in (dressed as elves). I made Elf hats and sacks. - will have pics next week.
6. My daughter is going to be in the local Christmas Parade showing off that Crown. I made the signage for her, I AM SO PROUD OF MYSELF FOR IT. - pics next week also.
7. Thankfully work has picked up so my fear of a layoff has gone down a LITTLE.
8. Hubby and I have been getting along better for some reason. Not so much getting along better, just things are more loving and not so much brother sister banter between us.
9. Almost complete Christmas Shopping, ALMOST.
10. Working on a new look for the blog- if you can recommend a designer - please do.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A Picture from The Pageant



See my girl! She was awesome. My little boy got ALL the ladies attention there, they were dancing with him, loving on him and he was eating it up. And yes....that's me in the middle. Go ahead make fun of me. lol..but i am proud of the boobs! I didn;t realize they looked that nice. I am impressed.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008





























GLAD.IT'S.OVER.




Just kidding. We had a great time with family, friends and food, oh and a little moonshine to take the edge off. YEAH! We get illegal around my way....



Enjoy the pics:
Pic#1 - Everyone stuffing their face..
Pic#2 - Liquid Apple Pie - MOONSHINE....shhhhhh.....
Pic#3 - My Uncle in motion playing bowling on Wii.
Pic#4 - My MIL and I
Pic#5 - My Hubby and I
Pic#6 - My Aunt and I
Pic #7 - Tom Tom The Turkey

Monday, November 24, 2008

Average Girls Weight Loss Challenge

Ok cyber peeps... Who is gonna participate with me? Here's the Challenge:

1. Submit your "before" picture, with current info and goal info.
2. Check in every week - weigh in's will be on Tuesdays.
3. Every 2 weeks a winner will be selected. This will be based on the person who had put for the most effort in that time frame i.e. - promoting the cause, sharing tips, ect....(can not win back to back) yes, there will be a surprise but it's a secret.
4. There will be an overall winner and that person will get awarded a prize guaranteed to make them squeal. Contest will end on January 27, 2009. Overall winner will be awarded 1/31/2009.

Spread the word, and spread it some more.

Oh yeah.....this contest goes into effect December 2, 2008 (yes, eat your heart out at Thanksgiving - your welcome!)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Have You Ever?

Have you ever felt something was just so right and turned out to be soo wrong? That would have been the Pageant dress for me. BOO :( When I bought that dress, it was a last minute deal due to the fact that my black, velvet, halter, $300.00 gown grew legs and mysteriously walked out of my closet 3 days before the pageant. BOO :( So I had to improvise on a shoestring. I already spent the money on daughters gown, shoes, shaw, our haircuts and our gifts we had to bring, so I was stuck. Having no girlfriends who happen to be the same size as me, I made my way to the local 2nd hand shop. DRESSES GALORE!!! JACKPOT MY FRIENDS!!! (if you have daughters going to prom, winter formals, ect.. look at your local 2nd hand shop before the big name stores) Anywho..... when I tried this gown on, it fit very nicely. Snug, form fitting, but nice. Fast forward 3 days to the day of the pageant. I downed a 2 liter of Pepsi and I was suffering from monthly bloating, my dress looked like it had been painted on. Not in a good way. Not much I could do about, it we did the best we could with what we had to work with. That was downfall #1.



On to Downfall #2. Microphone placement. I held that mic like Barry Manilow singing a love ballid. Straight out, so high it covered my face while I spoke.



Downfall #3. Hair and Makeup. Ok people, to get my hair straight, it takes at least an hour of serum application, blowouts, wide tooth combs, 6 clips and a very expensive straightening iron. I have unruly hair. Always have. So for me to get it straight (a technique I have mastered in the last year) is truly a feat for me. Add in the fact that we had about 95% humidity that day, I was screwed. There were women there with glitter in their hair. GROWN WOMEN. GLITTER. WOW. I left mine down, straight, with the ends curled under, cute I thought. Apparently not enough. On to the makeup.....I like makeup. I spend a lot of money with my Mary Kay rep. every year. But, I also believe makeup should be subtle. Foundation, eyeshadow, liner, mascara and lipstick. No blush, no black eyeshadow, chic and subtle. Well I now know you need to pile it on THICK.



Area of success: My introduction. Perfect. No quivering voice, no "um's" no stuttering, no forgetting. I was told by several women there they could not believe this was my first pageant, also that I oozed confidence and commanded attention when I spoke. My voice was clear and I covered all areas of a great introduction. Name, age, living arrangements, work, family, volunteer time and interests. Was I nervous thinking about it while waiting for my turn? Absolutely. I considered running out of the side door 2 minutes before I got on stage. But once I got on stage, I turned into another person. My hubby stated that he NEVER saw me in that way before EVER. He was proud be my husband that night and happy for me I made it through without making an ass of myself or passing out.



There ended up being 5 women in my division and I placed 3rd runner up, or 4th place. I still got a trophy.



Now on my daughter. Shirley Temple Look Alike (minus the dimples). She froze. Poor thing walked out on stage, started off strong with her name and age and then went blank. The lady running the show, started asking her questions about herself, so that helped. She had 12 girls in her class and placed 3rd runner up or 4th place. She got a trophy also. She cried. What did make her happy was a girlfriend of hers was in the age division right above hers and she won, so she got to celebrate with her friend.



Overall I have to say "We will be back". LOL..... I am working on my issues and my daughter is working on hers. We both placed the same, we both got a trophy and we both had a fantastic time. We primped all day together, doing our nails, hair, makeup, all the girly things girly girls do. It was a great bonding experience for us. Besides that, all the women at the pageant were very supportive, offered advice and took us in like we were a long lost sister. No cattiness, no whining, no bitchassness. We both made some new friends and learned about our self along the way.

Friday, November 14, 2008

This is What My Weekend Will Consist of







Pageants.....






Big Girl...AKA....Average Girl has entered herself in the Ms. Delmarva Pageant. Yeah, you read that right. My hubby keeps laughing at me because this particular pageant division is for size 12 and up and i happen to be a size 12. Since a size 12 can not compete with a size0,2,4 or 6 I opted for this class. Of course there are the Miss and the Mrs. categories along with all the child categories. My daughter has been entered in the Little Miss Delmarva pageant, so hopefully the Mother/ Daughter tag team combo will take it all home...muwwwhahahahahha!!!!!!!






If I don't pass out on stage.






I have never done a pageant but decided to do one because seeing the whole atmosphere during the last pageant made me just feel good. It was very inspiring, listening and watching current and former beauty queens talk and mingle and over all just be very supportive of anything and everything the others were doing.






So wish us luck, and these pictures do not do my dress any justice, I had my daughter trying o take them. And the hair picture is one I swiped from the interwebs and I am a Blondie, imagine that......lol...






Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Thousand Words Thursday




Monday, November 10, 2008

Your Opinion Matters....

Ok. I need you all to play along here and be as honest as possible.

If you were to (or when you did) purchase a home, in a subdivision or community based atmosphere, what would be the #1 Feature or key item to sell you, and would would be the #1 deal breaker?


Give some feedback my cyberpeeps!!! THANK YOU.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Punkin Chunkin Review
















To the First Annual Little Miss Punkin Chunkin Winner!!!!!!!! yes, my baby took the crown home!!!!! We are all so proud of her!










I also included some pics for your enjoyment. To see official results go to http://www.punkinchunkin.net/ they will be posted soon.





Friday, October 31, 2008

World Championship Punkin Chunkin


Google it!


Average Girl has a confession.....I am a redneck at heart!


And what do rednecks love? A beer drinking, machine catapulting, punkin busting good time, that's what! Today kicked off the annual Punkin Chunkin contest. Rednecks from all over the WORLD come to showcase their machines and try to win the prize! This will run all weekend with prizes being awarded on Sunday. Also, this year is the first year they are having a Little Miss Punkin Chunkin pageant. Yes, I entered my daughter. How could I not. She looks like barbie in her Bubblegum pink satin gown, and big 80's hair. (we all know how I heart 80's hair)!!


I want to be Barbie - the bitch has everything!


Anyhoo, next week there will be more info posted about what went down and if my baby won. So stay tuned next week. PLEASE WORK WITH ME!!! I am operating without a digital camera and have to get the old trusty disposable developed.....and i promise pics of my daughter's b-day too.



HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!


Thursday, October 30, 2008

A Favor To Ask To The Wooters Family


Since you guys are soo talented and creative in your building efforts. I have a proposition for you:


PLEASE BUILD THIS FOR ME!!!!
Yes, this come from LOL Cats

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Daily Recipe: Shake & bake Chicken

Not really a recipe today, more like a tip.

If you ever do shake and bake chicken, marinade or coat in a honey mustard dressing before shaking and baking.....D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I Need Your Vote







Please vote on the picture you feel gives the most professional and real feeling. Yes, this is Average Girl. Yes these photos will be used for my business cards and marketing literature. You can leave your vote in the comment section..To make it easy you can put left, Center or Right.
THANKS!!!!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

A Cute MEME from Katypie @ BooBooVille

Fun fun....copy and paste to your blog! Then... let me know so I can come and read it!!
1. Where is your cell phone? In my van on charge
2. Where is your significant other? Should be home getting a shower to meet me at the school
3. Your hair color? Blonde on top, auburn on bottom – 2 toned
4. Your mother? Not my fav. Person right now
5. Your father? Alcoholic, liar, pathetic
6. Your favorite thing? {at this moment} cool fall weather!
7. Your dream last night? I do not remember…..
8. Your dream/goal? Retire early and enjoy my life
9. The room you're in? Can’t tell you….(work) lol
10. Your hobby? Sewing, reading, being a mom.
11. Your fear? Something happening to one of my kids
12. Where do you want to be in six years? Living in our second home, having several rentals and being successful in my career
13. Where were you last night? Home, arguing,
14. What you’re not? Liar, thief or cheater
15. One of your wish list items? A new camera with all the fancy gadgets!
16. Where you grew up? Delaware
17. The last thing you did? Complete some papers
18. What are you wearing? Black, heeled boots, black slacks, frilly black and turquoise shirt
19. Your TV? Is home and off
20. Your pet? 1 – dog, 2 – hermit crabs, 1-cat
21. Your computer? Dell
22. Your mood? tired
23. Missing someone? Old friends
24. Your car? Ruby colored grocery getter that’s getting ready to get the boot
25. Something you’re not wearing? Underwear!! I never do…NEVAH!!!!! Lol..
26. Favorite store? Peebles
27. Your summer? Was ok, I got tan and worked on my gardening skills.
28. Love someone? Of course! - ditto
29. Your favorite color? Red.
30. When is the last time you laughed? This morning talking about the SNL spoof last night..hehe
31. Last time you cried? Over a month ago when I made some hard decisions.


come on, you know you want to.....

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Way Too Much Is Going On

I am overloaded. Overloaded with:

26546156 Birthday parties - if you have kids in school you know what I'm talking about. How do you decline politely?

Work. My computer completely crashed, now I have a new one, but it's acting like a jerkface. I need my puter everyday for pretty much all the work I do.

Home. Since I have all these birthday parties to attend, how can I clean and pay bills and do all the other things Mom's are supposed to do? Ever forgot to pay some bills? Oh yeah, they remind you....with shutting shit off.

Hubby. Stress from all the above is causing me to take it out on him. Boo Average Girl. I know better, I got to stop.

Kids. Fighting over the new Wii. I am ready to take the damn thing and literally bust out the best Kung Fu Panda I can muster to put it out of it's misery.

Dog. Skin allergies? Maybe? IDK. But I do know this, if the Vet keeps telling me it's going to cost $150.00 in meds - that don't fucking work, I am going to key the side of his Corvette. My dog is starting to stink from itching and is uncomfortable. Making me......uncomfortable and broke.

Hubby. Again I am sorry.



Rant over.... proceed to smile :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Things I Could Be Blogging About

1. My Daughters birthday party.
2. My Hubby's Birthday.
3. The new vacation property gifted to us by my loverly MIL.
4. Auto bill pay eerrrrr...
5. THE.FINAL.STATE.BOARD.EXAM.
6. Test anxiety. See #5.
7. Wall Street
8. Final Presidential Debate.
9. Life Insurance.
10. Whatever my little heart desires...


But....I have bloggers block. It has possessed me for the last week.


Sorry everyone.......

Friday, October 10, 2008

Dear Pepsi


Dear Important Pepsi Executives,


I am an addict. I admit it. Although I am not alone, I will admit my addiction. You see, it started very innocently. A Pepsi here, a Pepsi there. Then it become OMGGOTTOHAVEITEVERYFUCKINGDAY.....addiction. What do you guys put in that shit? Crack? I mean, I really considered taking a sample to the local college for some testing of the contents. A blind study, but who am I to take away someone else's crack? I have kids at home and I am too old to be kicking someones ass because they are mad I took their Pepsi away...


Oh Pepsi, how I love you. Your frothy goodness rolling down my throat..... The carbonation fizz buzz I get everytime I crack you open....mmmm..... The taste of your scientifically designed recipe.....The coldness from a can kept at precisely 32 degrees makes me.....To be honest here, it just makes me want to keep on cracking those legal crack cans open.


In an effort to break my addiction, and lose some weight, I have opted for your diet version. Diet Pepsi Max to more specific. Here I was thinking Pepsi was crack! Now I found the real crack. Regular Pepsi is just a front for the good stuff. No matter how bad my morning is going, how sluggish I feel, or how little sleep I got the night before, all I have to do is stop at my local Shore Stop, pick up a bottle of ice cold Diet Pepsi Max, and within 25 minutes, it transforms me into happy, energetic, non-stop Chatty Kathy with the concentration skills of a mad mathematician. I have lost some weight around the middle since I cut the Reg. Pepsi out. I figured I used to drink ATLEAST 8 cans a day. That's 150 calories per serving or 1,200 calories per day, JUST IN SODA. But now I can have all the Diet Pepsi Max I want. I love it and I love you Important Pepsi Executives!


Sincerely,


Average Girl


(This blog is dedicated to Brittany over at Barefootfoodie. Go visit her, you will not be disappointed!)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Q & A With Average Girl

Being the brave one, I am taking any/all questions you may have regarding Average Girl. What do you wanna know? Just ask in the comment section, and I shall answer, unless it's dirty....who am I kidding, I'll probably answer that too....fire away!

Birthdays Are A Coming

The month of October brings along 2 very special birthdays for me.

Sunday, October 12 is my Daughters 7th birthday. 7 YEARS OLD!?!?!? WOW, time is flying. I remember her being so small, when her Dad would hold her, she would fit perfectly between his wrist and his elbow. She never cried as a baby. Potty training took one day (yes, that's the truth). 7 years later she is in 1st grade, talking about bras, racing go-karts like a champ and getting excellent grades in school. So... in honor of her birthday, we are a having a rather large party at my house this weekend. Somewhere around 16 kids, ages 6 months - 10 years old will be in attendance. The theme? Halloween! No costumes allowed, but we are decorating pumpkins. Not cutting, that would be a homeowner insurance nightmare, just decorating. We are traveling to the woods behind out house this week to gather supplies: sticks, acorns, leaves, nuts, pine needles, anything that looks like it could come in handy. I already have some stick on foam shape thingy's, glue, feathers, yada yada...... The cake is shaped like a pumpkin, which the Daughter was actually excited about. So we will see how it goes. Has anyone else noticed how people do not RSVP anymore? They just kinda show up or not??? Oh well...

The next birthday this month belongs to my wonderful hubby. October 16 he will turn 35. That number makes me feel so, so, so, young (I am 26). I am sure his Mother has some baby stories to tell, but I am not his Mother, so I don't know the stories. Oh well... Hubby has been a wonderful husband and father and that's what matters most to me. We have been together for 9 years (yes, do the math, I was 17). We have "Our own little world" as we call it, and it's nice. He works 6+ days a week, just about every weekend and holiday, but not his birthday. In fact, I have even taken the whole day off, which he does not know about yet. Kids will be at school and pre-school, and I will be.....giving Hubby his birthday present ;)


I love birthdays! Pictures of Daughters party will be posted next week.

Friday, October 3, 2008

After The VP Debate

Nervous much? Palin certainly showed how nervous she was. When Palin entered on the stage and during the first 30 minutes, you could see girlfriend's heartbeat in her neck! Biden on the other hand was as cool as a cucumber. When Biden was speaking or respondig, Palin kept her head down, writing key points, all with a fake smile on her face. Palin didn't even give Biden the simple respect of looking at him. That goes back to the "inexperience" I was talking about before. Biden made sure he kept his head up while Palin was speaking or responding and kept a very comfortable stance the whole 90 minutes. Biden did not have to think really hard, and keep notes because the man has what? 23 years experience, he knows the answers because he has been there!

Palin once again displayed how well she is at talking you into a spiral when it comes to answering questions, especially on foreign policy. Numerous times she completely evaded questions, and Biden called her out on it, which was hilarious as hell. Biden should have. He answered his questions, did the normal bash the other side, then reiterate Obama and his stance on the issue. The only question Palin gave a direct yes or no answer on was "Do you support gay marriage?" After her explaination, she gave a firm "no".

Can you believe Palin had the nerve to talk about single mothers and their struggles, knowing (or not knowing) what Biden has been through losing his wife and child? Himself being a single father? I was appalled at her lack of compassion and it just drove home the fact she is "inexperienced". You have to know your opponent, not just what you think the right answers are.

In my opinion, Biden won this debate. Not only did he win, but he kicked her ass. Good thing there is only one VP debate, Palin could not survive another beat down like that.

Quote of the night by Biden "McCain's health care plan is what I call the ultimate bridge to no where"!

Hallelujah

Proceed to comment away!!!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

VP Debate Tonight

I didn't want to be political, but the hell with it...


Please Biden, don't make Sara Palin cry. Having watched most of the interviews Palin has done with different reporters over the last 2 weeks or so, I am scared for her. Scared she is going to embarrass herself. Scared she is going to cry, therefore making all women look like a bunch of pansy asses who can't handle the political arena.

Is Sara Palin prepared for this debate? We know she is being "groomed" as we speak for this debate. All the grooming, training and advisers can not erase the fact she is "inexperienced". And by that I mean inexperienced with interviews/debates or even being called out. Palin could not even give a straight answer on the name of the newspapers she reads. What, Wassilla doesn't have a local paper? She could at least named that one. Hell, on a daily basis I read, The Leader, The Wall Street Journal and multiple online news sources like SBY News, CNN, WBOC, ect... I could go on and on, but Palin couldn't name one. Cat got your tongue?

New media all over keep saying Biden can not pick on Palin tonight, or show boat his experience. Why not?? He has earned it. Palin needs to be treated no different than if she was a man. Put your big girl panties on and deal with it. Don't go "easy" on her. Palin accepted the VP nomination which means she accepted everything that comes along with it.

Just to be fair I shall say this, McCain should not "go easy" on Obama.

There’s no crying in politics.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Let's Talk About Sex

Like that title huh???

Yes, let's talk about sex.....I have some questions, kind of like a survey, let's all be honest, I'll give my answers first to make you feel more comfortable....

1. How often do you and your sig. other have sex?
2. In reference to #1, is that frequency too little, too much, or just right for you?
3. Favorite position?
4. Most hated position?
5.Lights on or off?
6. What is form of erotica do you prefer?
7. Ever experimented with the same sex?
8. Is there anything "special" you do for your partner?
9. Would/have you cheated on your sig. other?
10. How long did it take for you to have your first orgasm's?


My answers:
1. Anywhere from 2-8 times a week.
2. The frequency is alright for me, but too little for my hubby.
3. Me on top
4. Anything requiring a balancing act
5. Lights off
6. Movies, yes...they are ok...
7. NO - I like men.
8. We have sex, that's special enough!!!!
9. No
10. I figured it out fairly early on.


I can't wait to hear your responses!!!!!1

Monday, September 29, 2008

Anyone Out There Played Wii??

Can anyone say highly addicted?? I am, I am!!!

My loverly Aunt and Uncle went to a company party and WON A Wii!!! Who just gives away a Wii? Not my boss obviously. They WON A Wii!!! I am still in shock. Being frugal, I could not justify paying $500 for a Wii for my family. Yes, the one you want is $500, you know, the one with extra controllers, other gadgets, 54116623544633 games, and more memory than an average computer. All because you can't buy the $250 one and add on, no, has to be the $500 one. Ok, rant over.......


Anyways, they won. We didn't. BUT.....since they love me....ummm.. I mean my kids soooo much, they let us come and take over their house, and by that I mean, they let us play.

Ever played Wii.........drunk???? I have, I have. Thank god they invented those wrist straps or I would be buying my Aunt & Uncle a new TV. Friday night was the most fun we have had in a looooonnnnnggggg time. it was pouring miserably here, so no racing for us. We went over to my peeps house to play Wii. ALL OF US. Both kids, hubby and I. All of us were Wii virgins. NOT ANYMORE.....

My kids (age 6.5 & 4.5) caught on faster than we did. We played bowling, tennis, golf. Only after we had to pry the controllers from the kids. My shoulder is still sore from playing baseball.

MUST.HAVE.FOR.CHRISTMAS.2008.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

A Thousand Words Thursday.....



OMFG!!!!!!
This is me - 4 years ago, fresh out of bed,with braces (as an adult), kids playing with the camera.
BTW - my shirt reads "All Men Are Idiots....I Married Their King"
hahahahahahahha