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In case any of my friends or family members actually read this Blog, please consider all Names, Characters, Places and Incidents to be the product of the author's imagination and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or locales are entirely COINCIDENTAL...Muaaah!! Now, really, about me: I bring the crazy wherever I go, so I've been told...I make fun of myself more than anyone else ever could. I hate: the awkward silence in elevators, watches with no numbers, picky eaters, Cancer and legalism. I love: coffee, stalking Hugh Jackman, my Spanx, COMMENTS, sarcasm and writing: Middle Grade, NA, YA Paranormal and Urban Fantasy.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Road to NOWHERE....

This weekend my family and I went on a road trip to PA. Normally, PA is a favorite destination of ours. Hershey, Lancaster, Harrisburg, Gettysburg, Poconoes, Love them! But that's not where we went this time. This time, we were invited to a wedding in a place way past all of our usual destinations, to a little spot called Entriken.

If anyone is reading this that's from that "town" I will just go ahead and apologize right now...I'm sorry!

Because, Oh. My. Word. That place is insane. It's literally in the middle of nowhere!! There was no cell phone service and there were no street signs. The roads there are SO CRAZY: narrow, windy, side to side, up and down, just completely nauseating!! We got so lost and without a signal on our cell phones, no GPS or no where to stop for directions, it got pretty hairy. Not to mention the super-sized bugs flying all around, hitting our windshield at warp speed; they scared the crap out of me. I was petrified of opening my window even a crack to let in the much needed fresh air, less I also let in mothra or a swarm of giant locusts with it. There are no stores, no where to buy gas, and not so much as one rest area. (Which is pretty much crucial for a car load of 3 little girls and one big one!) By the time we did get to our location, (Lake Raystown Resort) I was never so happy in my whole life.

It was really beautiful, except I was so damaged from the ride, I couldn't fully appreciate it. It took me a few hours to recover before I started to look around the resort and admire all of its amenities.

The wedding itself was wonderful. It had started to rain, but by the time the ceremony took place the storm clouds dissipated and the sun came out. It turned out to be a sunny day with a cool breeze, not bad for late August. The food was really good and the company even better. My little one danced her little feet off. A few people mentioned to my husband and I that we should provide her with dancing lessons, since she's really good.

Although it was a really fantastic day, in the back of my mind, all I kept thinking about was the hell ride we must take to get us back home. It's times like these I wish Star Trek was real and "Beam me up Scottie" was a viable option for me..

We managed to make it back home unscathed, although there was a really close call with the potty (my bad for drinking too much coffee) and one or two wrong turns along the way...all in all PA will still be a favorite vacation destination for us, we just won't be visiting the town of Entriken, any time soon. Or ever again. xo

Friday, August 6, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Random Pictures

These random pictures were all taken on the Big Island of Hawaii. The family and I are have really been missing the beauty of the island. We can't wait to go back. BTW the little leprechan is our good luck charm. Look for him in all of my pictures, you never know where he'll pop up.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Date Night

Went on a date with the husband tonight, which is always an adventure. We wound up sitting in traffic for almost an hour on the Parkway since there was a huge accident. By the time we crawled off at our exit, we were late and starving. We definitely didn't have enough time to go out to eat before our movie started. I was upset, but thought, oh well, we'll just grab some popcorn and snacks and eat later.

Nothing ever deters the husband when he's hungry and determined. All of a sudden, he whips out his cell phone and starts ordering a freaggin pizza! First of all, we were far from home so just the fact that he knows the number of a pizza place all the way down in Hamilton is pretty hilarious already. Then there was our conversation. Here's how it went down- me "Hun, we have no time to stop for a pizza." The husband, "We've got plenty of time" me, "The movie starts in exactly one minute" the husband, "Yeah, I know, that's why I ordered it to go", me "Are you serious?" Husband, "I'll just take it in with us!!"

And that's exactly what he did! It's been 12 years and he still never ceases to amaze me. It also amazes me how no one ever stops him!!! If I tried to pull that off, no one would ever let me waltz into the theater carrying a large pie! Somehow, he just manages to get away with it. Cripe.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, even though he drives me out of my ever loving mind, I have to admit life, with him, has never, ever been boring.


Soooo I may have mentioned before, I have very few vices. Other than stalking Hugh Jackman, practically none. I drink rarely, never smoke, Ben & Jerry are my only dealers with chocolate fudge brownie ice cream being my drug of choice, so I must confess my one dirty little habit...Rap. I LOVE IT. I roll along in my mini van blasting the LUDACRIS, Flo Rida, 50cent, Method Man, Busta Rhymes, Dr. Dre, old school, new school, you name it, usually the harder hitting, the better.

I know, I know..what a contradiction. But this white, Republican, Christian mother of three loves her some RAP...I have to hide my CDs from the husband in a secret stash in the back of the glove box. He knows the CDs are in there and he absolutely hates it! I've heard lecture after lecture from him as he drones on about how it's corrupting me and the lyrics are just so wrong. But I don't care. It's a matter of taste. And it's my one guilty pleasure I still refuse to give up.

I laugh to myself as I pull up at lights, windows down, rap blaring, my head bopping up and down, my Wolverine Bobblehead nodding right along with me, mouthing lyrics that make the people in the cars next to mine cringe. They have to look. But when they turn their heads and take all this in, their eyes bug out of their heads. They stare in shock, mouths dropped open, never expecting to see the Middle Aged White Bread Wonder that would be me... that's when I like to wave.

Sorry folks but it is what it is. Just like I tell the husband, this is a part of who I am. If you don't like it, "Get Back, Cause You Don't Know Me Like That" and I won't be apologizing for it either!! LOL

Sunday, August 1, 2010

So many books, so little time...

Those of you who know me, know I am a voracious reader. This is a list of what I read just this week alone. And yes, I'm well aware my house would be a whole lot cleaner and I would get a whole lot more sleep if I didn't read so much, but what fun would that be? So this week, I read

Allison Angrym's Tales of a Praire Bitch, which I highly recommend. Especially if you were a fan of Little House on the Prairie like I was. Nellie Olson rules!!
Sean and Leanne Tuoy's story, which was good, but if you already saw The Blindside, that pretty much covers it.

YA genre: Intertwined, Gena Showalter, love her! Love this book. *****
The Tear Collector, liked this. Different concept. Interesting, ***
Wicked Lovely, Ink Exchange, Fragile Eternity and Radiant Shadows, Melissa Marr, looking forward to seeing more from her in the future..loved this series *****

Romance: Promises to Keep, Jane Green Normally, I'm a huge fan of Green's but this book didn't really capture my interest. The recipes did more for me than the story. I like her old stuff much better. Sorry. **

For educational purposes, Bringing up Girls, Dr. James Dobson ***** great book, great advice, especially if you have three girls one year apart, like I do.

OK... so that's ten books in seven days, but who's counting? God, I love summer. :0)