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Archive for the ‘Extra curicular’ Category

Happy Birthday!

Posted by ThePsychobabble on August 21, 2009

Someone has officially entered their late 20’s today.


Our favorite daddy gritted his teeth and ate a big slice of a thickly frosted cake today, because it was the one his daughter picked out.

birthdaycamping 007

Today, we’re celebrating 26 years of The Man.


Here is to 50 more birthdays!
And a nap.


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Thursday Thud

Posted by ThePsychobabble on August 20, 2009

Thanks again to Anne at Forever A Younger for today’s topic.

Who is your favorite/must have blogger to read?

Heh, this is a hard one. There are so many, and they are all different. It’s hard to pick which one is my favorite.
Plus, it changes constantly. But currently, the five I read the most often, in no particular order, are below.

PS I worked REALLY FREAKING HARD to narrow it down to *just* five!

Miss Britt

Redneck Mommy

Domestic Graveyard

Whiskey In My Sippy Cup

BareFoot Foodie

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100 Things About Me, part #6

Posted by ThePsychobabble on August 19, 2009

51) I am inclined to being a night owl

52) My children are inclined to getting up at 7am. This and the above cause the a lot of occasional foggy day.

53) I am a Capricorn. Born on December 31st.

54) I will try almost any food once.

55) I refuse to classify Spam as a food

56) I listen to country music. I have stopped caring about the raised eyebrows I get for listening to it.

57)I also listen to just about every other genre of music out there. Nothing causes a double take like Brad Paisley followed by Metallica.

58) I like cheese.

59) I will put salsa on anything. I use it the way some people use ketchup.

60) Speaking of ketchup, I put it on boxed mac and cheese. This never fails to gross people out.

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Posted by ThePsychobabble on August 17, 2009

BlogapaLOSEa is the brain-child of Lisa over at Unfiltered Insanity and Heather at The Mother Tongue.

If you’re interested in the nitty-gritty of it, the meat of the matter, the rules of the game, as it were….feel free to head over there. I’ll be here when you get back.


Okay, you have the gist of it now? Good.
So, on August 31st, in this here space, I will do things I have not done before.

I will post my ACTUAL weight.
I will post a full body shot. Of my body, even.
I will post the scale shot (although, I can’t promise that my scale is readable in a photo. It’s barely readable in person. If I remember? I will pick up a new scale.)

During the contest, I will post the above and I will also post where I failed that week, and where I stayed strong. In the upcoming weeks before this officially starts, PLEASE feel free to share your secrets with me!

Because funds are limited, I will most likely be doing this sans Weight Watchers, sans gyms…sans “official” help in other words.

My most likely downfall? The exercise thing. But, public humiliation accountability works wonders for me. Hopefully, it will in this area, too.

So cross your fingers for me, or better yet, sign up and join with me!

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100 Things, part the number five

Posted by ThePsychobabble on August 12, 2009

Drink Up

41) I am a rum or whiskey girl, depending on the night.

42) I am also, to a lesser extent, a vodka/schnapps/wine/Irish cream/and-occasional-beer-girl.

43) Basically, I am a drunk. (BTW, try Vanilla schnapps with Blueberry 180 energy drink. Tastes like a blueberry muffin for real)

44) I prefer tea to coffee

45) But I like coffee flavored energy drinks

46) And iced coffees

47) But NOT real coffee

48) Red Bull reminds me of cough syrup

49) I like jagermeister, but can’t do jagie bombs, b/c the red bull makes me gag

50) oh, and coke. B/d I need a soda that works with a variety of alcohols.

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Slacking off

Posted by ThePsychobabble on August 6, 2009

Look, I am the Queen of slack. I am so good at it, I’ve made it into an art form. I specialize in lowering the bar for women everywhere. In no particular order, let me list for you the ways I would fail, if I had bothered to have higher standards.

1) We haven’t used the love seat in over 2 months. B/c there is constantly unfolded(but clean) laundry on it.

2)Speaking of laundry, there are a lot of days where I have to run a load, because if I didn’t? We’d all have to go naked.

3) In the last month, my kids have worn swimsuits all day 2x. I claimed it was because it was hot, and they could play outside in the water. Really? It was because they each only had one outfit left, and I didn’t feel like doing laundry.

4) Have been known to stop off and pick up a meal because heating leftovers? Way too much work.

5)Have opened the drawer to find I am completely out of silverware, and proceeded to wash only what I needed

6)Have bought plasticware, for much the same reason.

7) And paper plates.

8) and once, cups.

9) I’ve done homework the night before.

10) I’ve done homework WHILE SITTING IN CLASS, in front of the teacher, mind you.

The list could go on and on, but I think we can all agree. I? Rawk at the slacking.

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100 things about me, number the fourth

Posted by ThePsychobabble on August 5, 2009

31. I watch ANTM…and SYTYCD

32. I had to stop and think those acronyms out, because I don’t usually use acronyms to refer to shows, but I’m too lazy to type all that out.

33. Sometimes my time-saving comes with a long enough explanation that it doesn’t really save any time

34. I avoided eating hummus for years, because the word sounds icky

35. I actually like hummus

36. I used to be a big ol’ pot-head

37. I haven’t touched pot in over 5 years now

38. I have some serious social anxiety. Exacerbated by the fact that I? Am a dork.

39. I like big words. They amuse me.

40. Johnny Depp is my favorite actor

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Word Up

Posted by ThePsychobabble on August 3, 2009

I read.
Not just the backs of cereal boxes, or the ramblings of teh internetz. I read EVERYTHING.
I read mysteries, I read trashy novels, I read actual literature. If I’m bored, or sick, or whatnot, the surest way to cheer me up, or occupy my time, is to hand me a book.
I just love to submerge myself into the story. I like a book where it is effortless, on my part, to be caught up in the events, and the lives of the characters.

This is why I utilize my local library. I realized early on in my love affair with the written word that books? Can get expensive. Sure, a cheap paperback novel is only $8, but…1)by the time you buy four or five $8 books, it’s not cheap. and 2)the meatier books get more expensive.
My average spending price for a book, is about $25. I can’t read very many books if I have to pay $25 for the privilege.
But for the price of “free”? I can check out 4-5 books EVERY WEEK! (in the summer. If I’m not working…)

Plus, there is just something special about wandering through shelves of old books, that are creased and worn from all the other hands that they have passed through on the way to you. And the hush of muffled whispers(unless you’re near the children’s area) It leaves me feeling almost reverent.

And if I’m pressed for time, I can make a list of the books I want to read, reserve them in my own home, and stop by and pick them up in a day or two.

I encourage you this week to check out your local library.
See what they have going on.

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Happy Birthday lil sister

Posted by ThePsychobabble on August 2, 2009

Just wanted to say Happy Birthday to my little sister #3. You’ve officially survived your first year of adulthood. Congratulations.

Now you have about 50-60 more to go. Good luck with that!

Seriously though, I worry about you sometimes. (Hey, I am the eldest. It is my JOB, for reals) Not because you’re not a smart, strong and beautiful woman. (You are)
But because I know all sorts of smart, strong and beautiful women who have had made some really dumb decisions. It happens to all of us.

I wish I could put you in a magic bubble, and spare you those dumb decision, and stupid moves, that you are bound to make in the next 50-60 years. However, you are more like me than either one of us would care to admit. So I know that any magic bubble would seem more like a prison than protection.

So go, make those mistakes, learn those lessons. Live it up. And then crash, because that’s how life is. (What goes up, must come down, and all that)

But know that when you need to cry, I have a shoulder, and a couch. And a really big-ass tv to watch a certain hottie actor on.

Mwah, love ya!

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100 Things about me, part the third

Posted by ThePsychobabble on July 29, 2009

It’s all a game

21. FallOut 3- Excellent, incredible

22. Oblivion- see above

23. Boggle- yeah, I’m a dork like that

24. Risk- global domination is sooo what I was meant for

25. Chess- fun, but the strategy eludes me, a bit.

26. Kickball- one of my favorite childhood games.

27. Soccer- see above. I kind of regret that I never played on an actual team.

28. Left 4 Dead- zombies? exploding zombies? Zombies with giant tounges? What’s not to love?

29. Scrabble- I like word games….I is dork

30. Chutes and Ladders- yeah, that’s right, I said it.

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