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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


A couple of minutes ago, I came into the living room to check on Lexi as I do when I'm trying to get some blogging/writing and various interwebs things I do every day, and she was looking out the window like she usually does.  This time I noticed something: it was the first time Lexi and I have sat in the window off our house and watched a group of neighbor kids play outside because it's a nice day outside.

I know pretty much everyone my age in my small town.  There was a gap in time where there just weren't very many kids around.  Halloween in my neck of the woods was so dead then that sometimes I swore I saw the ghost of a tumbleweed or two cutting through our lawn asking for candy. 

Obviously I couldn't blame gadget pr0n for the fact that you hardly ever saw kids in my neighborhood running around outside like my classmates and I used to on , but I think it's safe to say that now I can.

As a parent, I truly believe that WiFi is the enemy, and should be treated as such.  There needs to be a cyber Neighborhood Watch program in every town.  Facebook groups would be a good place to hold meetings and add updates. "My kid is being punished for letting his grades slip because he spent too much time faffing about online then doing his homework, pass it on!"  Sneaking off to use the computer of a kid who's not being punished would pretty much stop, or at least slow it way down.  To beat the enemy you must know the enemy, etc.

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War    

#lightitblue4Lexi 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Straight Elmore Leonard

In 8th grade I had the choice of three high schools to go to since my town only has elementary and middle schools. I chose the high school my older sister chose. It lies in a historical town, and there are parts that are very lovely and parts that are very sinister. When it comes to this high school, the very sinister makes the front page and the very lovely gets a blurb somewhere inside the county paper, which I actually live within walking distance of (as a budding writer I loved the tour we got to take of it in elementary school). I also live within walking distance of a place that was formerly a farmer's market, and had a Lil' Kim concert there. There were a lot of people who didn't go because they were afraid of the good possibility of a gang fight happening. I live pretty close to both Philly and Trenton, NJ. Gangs just migrate through my area like wild salmon. Snitches don't get stitches, they get bullet holes. Ain't no white people 'round here got time for that, and I may look like some 17 year old single mother/white girl, but I was taught by the best. I made it a point to be taught by the best. After one family turned the house across the street from me, where my first best friend used to live into a fucking meth lab, that was the last straw. You don't fuck with the 31 year old gringa on the corner, because this is MY neighborhood. I swear to God I hear anybody ever tries something like that again here I'm crackin' skulls.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Still #Clueless After All These Years

I can't believe that next year it will be thirty freakin' years since I saw this in the theaters. I can remember this special too. Wow I feel old.

My favorite person from this movie has always been this guy:

Saturday, February 15, 2014

#Reign is my new favorite historical soap opera

(Adelaide Kane as Mary Queen of Scots):

No way the real Mary was this beautiful but like I said, it's a soap opera, not a documentary.

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Friday, February 14, 2014


I still got a pound of chocolate today though.


#Twilight is Looking Better and Better...

....and I actually feel a little bit bad for having made fun of Stephanie Meyer and thankful that I always respected J. K. Rowling as writer, because after what I have learned about Cassandra Claire (or "Cassandra Clare", as she is known now, I have no idea why she felt the need to drop the "i", ) and her "Mortal Instruments" franchise, I can also say that I am also SUPER thankful that I don't take fiction nearly as seriously as a lot of people do ("Team Jacob" vs. "Team Edward": as if!),because HOLY SHIT BALLS this info is so epic to me it would make Kathy Griffin speechless.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Must Be The Honey!

Lexi really likes the Honey Nut Cheerios commercial that Nelly did:

Sunday, February 2, 2014


My Signature Analysis

The angle of writing shows great empathy and sympathy for others. In readability study, we can conclude that is an attitude of mistrust and caution at first contact compared to others. After studying the forms, you are a self-taught and very observant person. The write speed of the signature portrays an agile person with skill. The location of the signature in the paper may indicate the person as kind, loyal and spontaneous. The pressure on the screen, says it has a subtle and adaptable temperament. Other signature features reveal a search for authenticity, originality, and abstract mind full of ideas and thoughts. Depending on the size of the signature, may tends the person gets his family space.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Chronic Migraine Hell

For some reason I no longer just get a migraine sometimes because it's that time of the month: I've been getting 3 or 4 migraines a month.  This makes it very hard sometimes to talk to my friends and catch up or hang out.  It's to the point that I have to schedule everything around them and I am trying all kinds of things to make them more infrequent or at least less painful.  The best things I have tried so far is 1. NO alcohol 2. NO drinks with phosphoric acid or artificial sweeteners, and more calcium.  I am a HUGE soda addict but I have for the most part switched it with seltzer water (there are some pretty good flavored ones out there at Sam's or BJ's, I forget which one) or club soda.  Thankfully I like both now.  Cutting soda out of my diet is one of the hardest things I've had to do for the sake of my health because I am SO addicted to it.  That tv show "Intervention" could dedicate an episode to me, it's that bad.

But cutting those things out of my life are slowly starting to pay off.  While I still get migraines, my acid reflux is for the most part gone, and that has been making me happier.  My sister actually had to have acid reflux surgery because she loves her diet colas.  I'd rather not have mine get that bad.

The older I get, the more I appreciate slow but steady progress when it comes to my personal goals.  Constantly reminding myself that I need to simmer down because I still have a lot of post traumatic stress to deal with  is helping out the most.  Rome wasn't built in a day, and I don't have to wake up one morning and decide that everything is magically fine and live my life happily ever after in my little box on the hillside made of ticky-tacky.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Snow So Far

Ever since I was pregnant with Lexi I get an earache in my right ear when there's a lot of snow on the ground. Luckily Excedrin remedies it. I gladly put up with it for the most part because the air is never fresher in NJ then when it has been filtered by snowfall.

My time has been spent reading and working on Lexi's various therapies. She'll have a couple of days to make up for at the end of the year due to snow days.

Most of it has melted off of the roads and sidewalks as of now, which is good because then I have the opportunity to teach Lexi the consequences of trying to gallop across ice in snow shoes while she and Mommy walk to the school bus or the store.  You have to make them learn from experience not to run and gallop across ice like a member of the Lullaby League `hopped up on Go-Go Juice.