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Life Hacks

Tubby Troubles

I’ve seen this one before but it’s still awesome.

Older babies, rubber ducks and other floating bath time toys and a laundry basket!

Who’d a thunk?

Life Hacks

Life Hacks

It’s Ultimate Blog time again and I thought I’d start this one with a life hack.

This one is for parents.  For those of you who enjoy Disney movies I just found out that if your child writes a letter to their favorite character they will supposedly write back. The link above takes you to the appropriate page with the address but, just in case:

‘Character Name’

Walt Disney Communications
P.O. Box 10040
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
32830-0040

The site had some cool Hacks so I’m make post a few of them.

This is cool

bookmania:

BookBook by Twelve South

This is cool

Oktoberfest – News

Oktoberfest – News.

As strange as it may seem I’m actually excited about this.  The glockenspiel was there when we moved here in 1975 and I always enjoyed listening to it when it played the full story out.

Strawberry Mango Salsa | Cooking with a Wallflower

Strawberry Mango Salsa | Cooking with a Wallflower.

I have just discovered Cooking With a Wallflower and I think I might be in love!

Her recipes look absolutely wonderful!  The pictures are colourful and the recipes look really simple so she’s getting a shout out from me:).

Step by step print and photo instructions always make a recipe easier to follow, lol.

Enjoy, I know I’m going to.

Sharere Your World Week 32

Do you prefer ketchup or mustard?

No brainer for me…Mustard!  I can’t stand ketchup!  I’m allergic to tomatoes which totally sucks since I love them so much and sugar is the second or third ingredient.  Coca-Cola is about the only place I like the extra sugar.  Even my coffee barely has any sugar in it.

If someone made a movie of your life would it be a drama, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, action film, or science fiction?

Boring?  Really, there is not much that happens in my life.

If you could be given any gift what would it be?

I would love to be able to write a book and have it on the best sellers list.  This isn’t about the money since I couldn’t care less about it, it’s about being able to accomplish the feat.

For potlucks or parties do you cook it yourself, buy from a grocery store, or pay for catering?

If I’m going I make it myself and If I’m having it here I cook and have others brings things as well.  Of course those others generally buy it on the way to my place, lol.

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

BLUESFEST!  Unfortunately it was a bust for me:(.  I ended up at my favorite vegetarian coffee shop/cafe.  Unfortunately it was too crowded for me because I happened to pick the night they were having poetry readings sigh.  It wasn’t the crowd that did me in though, it was the heat from so many people because they didn’t have the air conditioning turned up high enough to compensate :(, otherwise I would have stayed.  My son did give me a ride to and from though AND refused when I offered him gas money, lmao.

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Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy. | Don Charisma

Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy. | Don Charisma.

Ain’t that the truth!

What’s that saying?  Cry and you cry alone, laugh and the whole world laughs with you?

Have you ever noticed though that our moods are almost as contagious as the common cold?

If you’re in a bad mood then those around you will catch it and be in a bad mood too.

If you’re in a good mood then those around you are too.

Curious, isn’t it?

Pillow talk

Carly Knobloch wrote a wonderful post about how much time is too much phone time in the bedroom and I thought I would give my response here.

I vote that any time is too much time.  My phone only makes it into the bedroom if it’s during the day and I’m barricading myself in because I’m a grouchy bear or I’m expecting an emergency phone call from family.

My phone stays in the living room on my table/file cabinet right along with my laptop, tablet and iPod.  None of that makes it to the bedroom since I much prefer to fall asleep to absolute quiet with no distractions in the form of things that can light up my dark room, ding or otherwise do things to disturb me during my downtime.

I do not use it as an alarm clock.  It’s way too tantalizing to check email or reply to texts when I pick it up in order to check the time.  I have one of those old fashioned gadgets called an alarm clock.  You know, that thing that makes an extremely annoying buzzing sound at the proscribed time each morning.  It is even newfangled enough to have a second alarm so I don’t have to fuss around with it in the dark to set it so my boyfriend will get up at the correct time several hours after I get up.

I may be the black sheep here but some days I regret ever getting a cell phone and internet.

Yes, a cell phone has allowed my family to reach me no matter what but that is a good thing AND a bad thing.  There are times when I just want to escape without leaving home, which I do  manage but I shouldn’t have to hide from everyone after I hide my phone and other electronic gadgets in order to do so.  Gone are the days where if I wasn’t near my landline they would have to call back or hope I checked the call display to find out that they called and call them back.  Gone are the days where I could enjoy a less stressful day with a good book at the beach because they always manage to find me even if they don’t know me personally or whether they are there physically or not.

What say my readers?  How much time is too much phone time in the bedroom?

Share Your World Week 31

If you had your own talk show, who would your first three guests be? (guest can be dead, alive, famous or someone you just know)

Charlainne Harris so I could ask her WTF she was thinking when she wrote those last three books!

HBO execs so I could ask them WHY they kept Bill Compton around!  They had a chance to improve on the books and they flubbed it!

My boyfriend so he could wow everyone with his stand up comedy routine.

What can you always be found with?

My cigs and lighter, eReader, cell phone and my glasses.

What is the most fun thing you did in school?

Seriously?  School wasn’t so much fun for me as a chore even though I did enjoy my school years.  If I have to pick something I would say spending most of my final year playing hooky, while still on the property, and playing cards with my best friend.

What’s something you know you do differently than most people?

Hmmm…I plan my weekends weeks in advance?  I don’t like not knowing what’s going to happen although I am not a micromanager.

 

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

It was a long weekend so I had a three day weekend to rest and relax with some writing thrown into the mix.

Bluesfest this weekend!  Woot!

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Artist immortalizes weddings as they happen

Artist immortalizes weddings as they happen.

How cool is this?  An oil painting of your wedding?  Sure, why not?

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