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At the end of the day, this blog is not here to make money or make anybody happy but me. People liking it and reading it (and dare I say impressed by it) is an added bonus.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Deep Thoughts

I can't stand when people expect a cookie for things they're SUPPOSED to do.  "I take care of my kids!  I pay my bills on time!  My rent just got raised so I have to limit how much I order take-out food and go out for a girl's (or guy's) night!"

  I know I bitch about this topic a lot, but, my dear faithful readers, the generations that are being raised on reality tv leave me no choice.  Have you ever saw me post somewhere "I just went poopy in the potty, wiped my own hiney, and washed my hands really good before I left the bathroom: where the fuck is my Snickerdoodle?  What do you mean I don't get one??!!  Fuck this: I'm going back to shitting my pants!"

Saturday, August 16, 2014

#Shakira feat. Alejandro Sanz - La Tortura

My second favorite Shakira video/song ever

#Shakira Give It Up To Me

My favorite Shakira song/video ever

What Kermit Does When Julien Comes Home

My cat Lucy used to be like this after school or work.  She really thought she was a dog and wouldn't beg for me to hold her and not put her down like Kermit here, but she would see me and then meow her head off and have so many feelings until I picked her up.  If I was lying down she would curl up on my chest or my back.  I guess after we had to put her Mom to sleep she must've been really lonely.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Dancing in the Rain

There was a cloud burst about 10 minutes after I had sat down with Lexi on the porch last evening, and dammit I couldn't help myself: this is Lexi's first tv show spoof:

Get More: Comedy Central


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Deep Thoughts

Woody Harrelson plays "Haymitch" in "The Hunger Games" movies.  He refers to Finnick as being "the Capitol darling, a total peacock.

Since the books are about a dystopian future, does that mean he's a future descendant of the Cosa Vi Nostra?


Live: Perseid Meteor Shower on August 12, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

How To Social Media: Guys vs Girls

RIP #robinwilliams

This is my 700th blog post, and it really is too bad I have to commemorate it with such depressing news:

I take mental health very seriously, so when someone I know or know of takes their own life, it still hurts, even if I didn't like them very much.

I am so sorry that Robin was in that much pain.  I've been there, and it's the reason I never allowed myself to succumb to genetics and become an alcoholic.  I became a "pill popper" instead.  Never to kill myself, but because of a deep desperation to be NUMB, to repress, to black out, to censor the agony.  Occasionally I most certainly abused alcohol (binge drinking at parties, drinking to get drunk), but my body and mind just never became addicted to alcohol, and I haven't had one alcoholic beverage in almost three years.

Hopelessness is the cause of a lot of deaths due to suicide.  It isn't depression: it's the fact that for some people no matter what they do to alleviate their depression and/or self-loathing, nothing works for them.

 Substance abuse magnifies hopelessness.  It tricks you into thinking it is keeping "the Big Sadness" at bay.  Robin knew this and checked himself into rehab just a month ago.  He tried, he TRIED, and I guess it was 63 years of trying and trying and trying only to end up back at square one, and he just had no hope, and his addiction, his demons convinced him that there wasn't even any residue of hope at the bottom of the pot that he could fight to keep.  That's the conclusion that can mean the end of the line, "game over" for some people.  No amount of talking will get them to step away from the ledge and back into the world, when the world is what is torturing them in the first place.

All I can say is that history is written only by survivors, so when a survivor settles in to tell you a story at your next AA meeting, listen.  Take that story, and every story told by a survivor with you.  Let the stories strengthen you and let the serenity prayer remind you of that strength:

"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference."

Repeat it week by week, day by day, hour by hour if you must.  To change your life, sometimes you have to change your friends.  To change your life, sometimes you have to change your entire location.  There is absolutely no shame and it is never too late when it comes to turning your life around and allowing yourself to be happy, all on your own, naturally high on life, because when the moment of realization hits you, that moment when you realize that you are happy, is worth 1,000 prayers. 

Edwardian/Victorian Styles and Fashions

To add to my "Anne of Green Gables"/L.M. Montgomery kick, I decided to look up hair style tutorials on Youtube to see if I could find some Edwardian/Victorian styles that not just Anne and the other "adult" female characters in the book wore, but Maud herself, since she set the series in the time period she lived in.

I'm on the "kick" not just because it's one of my favorite book series (though I haven't read all of them yet), but because I'm a HUGE fan of Megan Follows (the main reason why I LOVE the TV show "Reign").  She narrated a few "Anne" audiobooks way back in the day, and also has lent her voice to one of the first "vampire romance novels", I suppose you could call it.  I can't remember if it was written before "Dracula", but it's actually a story about a female vampire who falls in love with a female human.  Yeah, that's right, it's a paranormal lesbian romance novel!  Beat that, Twilight! Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, the author of this book, sure had balls!

  I had some luck and found a bunch of tutorials, even though I can't try them myself since I chopped off a lot of my hair because it was fried, dead, chemically damaged beyond repair so now I gave myself one of those layered "messy" haircuts and I have my original hair color back (medium brown with lots of red), and I refuse to color it until grey hairs come in (which won't start for about another 20 years or so).  I've been blessed with good hair from both sides of the family, even though mine is more delicate than my sister's when it's long, which means no teasing, which seems essential for Edwardian/Victorian styles.  Even if I could, my hair sucks up hair products like a sponge, so curling it and getting it to not fall flat immediately takes SO much hairspray I'd wind up being an environmental hazard and fined for helping widen the hole in the o-zone.

There are styles from this era that aren't too complicated, especially compared to the styles my Mom would rock in the 50's and 60's.  Or so I thought they were really complicated until one day she said "Katie, that's a hair piece" about some of her photos, which makes much more sense.  I'm still not attempting that "flip" she did for her high school graduation pic:

There's a reason I love makeup but don't bother with hairstyles.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Summer Vacation 2014

We lived in a van down by a stream in the Appalachians.  Well, rented a house with most amenities down by a stream in the Appalachians.  Very quiet and peaceful, no really annoying loud bugs at night, barely got bit up and I didn't even use any bug spray the whole time, and the stream was the best white noise ever.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Urinal Cake got caught in a lie!

The following entry is based on actual events.  

To get caught up with my "adventures" of monitoring a dangerous person who should be banned from the internet machine for life:

In January of this year, Urinal Cake had flown to Georgia and was picked up by a dude she met online, along with some of his family members.  She then spoke publicly of how much she loved her new man, that they're getting married, and then they got pregnant.  She claimed she was a new woman and was going to change her ways now that she is going to be a Mom.

Urinal Cake up and left him and waited until she was long gone from Georgia to accuse her baby daddy of being an "alleged" (like the quotation marks are the key to her not getting sued) serial killer who's "rape baby" she's carrying and protecting from him.  Apparently he was going to kill her if he didn't let him bust a nut well past her grimey beef curtains and knock her up.  She gushes about what an amazing human being she is for keeping her "rape baby" and not aborting it.  This is coming from a chick who has faked multiple pregnancies, btw.  Urinal Cake accuses her baby daddy of abusing his kids so much that they went coocoo for cocoa puffs and had to be institutionalized. 

 Her "harrowing escape" is really just a knock off of what Harriet Tubman went through during the underground railroad days. 

She then copies and pastes emails from her baby daddy showing how "insane" he is.  This is someone who had no problem what-so-ever with screencapping something that I said about her right after she read it, but no screenshots of these "alleged" emails he sent her?  

She had no problem going to "the sheriff" and reporting me for what I said and I was magically put under investigation right away, and waits to talk about her batshit crazy baby daddy for a little over a month.  I have yet to hear one peep from any "investigation" about me thus far.

Here's Urinal Cake's excuse for that:

Rook=Thomas the Baby Daddy

First her baby daddy's ex sister-in-law made an appearance on Urinal Cake's Facebook which automatically posts links of her website to her Facebook.  She warned Urinal Cake that she is involving children in her beef with her baby daddy (one of whom she threatened bodily harm to), but Urinal Cake did what it does best: not listen and try to continue being an "all bark and no bite" rly tuff attention whore.

So Thomas's ex step father realized that Urinal Cake wasn't shutting up, so he added his two cents plus another tree fiddy:

(This is what Urinal Cake said about his granddaughter, Thomas's daughter): 

And now THIS is Urinal Cake's story about Thomas's daughter, completely changing her tune:

to which he replied:

Suffice it to say: Urinal Cake can't afford to lose another lawsuit, and she'll always be just a tramp.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Youtube Challenges

I don't know about you, but I'd rather see my kid doing Youtube challenges than partying.  I would host Youtube challenges as a part of Lexi's birthday party or anyone else's who don't drink for that matter, because the beauty of them is that a lot of them are "alcohol optional" and can be totally straight-edge.  Those who are old enough to drink and chose to do so in their own or a friend's house while doing Youtube challenges don't have to feel like what they do isn't kid friendly, because there are plenty that are not dangerous and do not have to involve getting hammered. Granted, there are plenty of challenges that are really unpleasant, but they don't have to be dangerous (chubby bunny or anything that involves shoving too much food in your mouth could cause you to choke to death) in order to be funny (the baby food challenge being number one on the list).  There are also some really fun "tags", such as "My Boyfriend/Girlfriend Does My Makeup".

 Hell, even "You Deserve a Drink" can sometimes be re-routed into virgin beverages that give great sugar highs (frozen drinks, "girl drinks", mock-tails).  My daughter's favorite is the "Lexi Mimosa": seltzer and orange juice.

For example:

Cotton ball and petroleum jelly challenge:

The Hot Pepper Challenge (tip: WEAR GLOVES while you attempt this or any "hot pepper" challenge)
The AOTS hot sauce shots "mega dare"

Saturday, July 19, 2014

I have a huge crush on #jimcarrey

 I have had it ever since I was in 6th grade.  I've seen nearly every one of his movies (including tv movies) and every episode of "In Living Color".  I have seen almost every interview, and I while I know there's plenty of things that are web exclusive, I have not watched all of them in order to I suppose save them for a rainy day (I do that with a lot of entertainers I really like, due to my chronic fatigue syndrome so I have something to cheer me up when I start getting all pissy about not having any energy to play with my kid-luckily Lexi is perfectly happy to just bounce around on the porch or look out the window).