Friday, February 8, 2013

Who The Hell Is Menopausal Mother?

     I've been tagged by Karen over at www.BakingInATornado.com (who was tagged by www.theadventuresofthefamilypants.com) to answer a list of questions from a game that originally surfaced on Facebook many years ago (before I had any clue what Facebook was). Although there are 45 questions in this game, I lowered it to 25 to save your sanity, and I combined various questions from both of the above bloggers. I wouldn't hold it against you if you just wanted to jump down to the comment section and type in the generic response, "Great post!"  I'll understand.

1.  WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
          In a hospital, silly! I was not hatched from an egg or raised by wolves in the forest, contrary to
     what some people may think.

2.  WERE YOU NAMED AFTER SOMEONE?
          My mother already had 3 children and was stumped for a name, so she decided to name me after
     her best friend, Marcia. And ever since The Brady Bunch came out, I've never heard the end of it.
     "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!"

3.  IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN, HOW MANY DO YOU HAVE?
          4, not including my pug. He wears doggie diapers and tears up my house everyday. Doesn't that
     count as a toddler?

4.  HOW MANY PETS DO YOU HAVE?
          We have 2 dogs, 5 chinchillas and a rabbit. There once was more---a hedgehog, sugar glider and
     2 albino rats, but I was afraid people were going to mistake my home for a zoo and sponsor guided
     tours through the exotic pet section.

5.  YOUR WORST INJURY?
          Depends on what you're referring to. Physical injury would be the Frisbee accident I had in
     college. Snapped both bones in my left arm. Internal injuries---a 6th grade teacher who told me I
     was a stupid girl who would never amount to anything. That reminds me---I need to send him my
     blog link.

6.  DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
          Yes. I am a Squirrel Whisperer. I'm also really good at pinky wrestling and singing like Pat
     Benetar.

7.  WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE THING TO BAKE?
          Everyone should know this one by now---Butterfingers Rum Cake because it combines 2 of my
     favorite things---chocolate and rum.

8.  FAVORITE FAST FOOD?
          Impossible  to name one thing, unless you can find fish tacos, fried egg rolls and German, beer--
     soaked brats all under the same roof.

9.  WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
          I can't even set foot in a damn airplane---what makes you think I'd be stupid enough to jump
     off a bridge with nothing but a springy cord preventing me from becoming a human pancake?

10.  WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
          Their eyes. You know that saying, "the eyes are the window to the soul"? That stuff is true.

11.  WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
          A week ago when I was telling someone about my sister Cherie who passed away a few years
     ago.

12.  ANY CURRENT WORRIES?
          Nothing. I'm on Prozac and these rose-colored glasses fit just fine.

13.  NAME 3 DRINKS THAT YOU DRINK REGULARLY:
          Coffee. Margaritas. Wine. Guess I should've put water in there someplace, huh?

14.  WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE BOOK?
          Anything by Erma Bombeck. She's the icon of early housewife humor and my biggest role
     model when it comes to writing.

15.  WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A PIRATE?
          Only if I could raid ships with Johnny Depp and get stranded with him on a deserted island. I'll
     even bring the rum.

16.  FAVORITE SMELLS?
          Cinnamon, marinara sauce bubbling on the stove, Calvin Klein's Obsession For Men and my
     baby granddaughter's hair after her bath.

17.  WHY DO YOU BLOG?  Duh! World domination, what else?

18.  WHAT SONG DO YOU WANT PLAYED AT YOUR FUNERAL?
          That's a creepy thing to ask. Someone must have been sitting in a closet all day crying with their
     knees drawn up to their chest to come up with this one. But since I'm being asked, the answer
    would have to be Evanescence "My Immortal"---still one of my favorites after all these years.

19.  WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
          I can only list one? Appearance wise---my stomach. I'm carrying the food baby from hell who
     has no intention of ever being born. Personality wise---my phobias and insecurities. Sometimes
     they prevent me from completing simple tasks or taking risks.

20.  FAVORITE HOBBY?
          I know I should say something snappy here like, "Hiking in the mountains near a steep cliff";
     "Swimming with sharks during menstruation" or "Sky diving in adult diapers",  but I can't.
     Facebook stalking---that's all I got.

21.  WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A FRIEND?
          Loyalty, honesty, humor and being non-judgmental. Oh---and they've also got to be able to hold
     their own in a beer pong contest.

22.  NAME SOMETHING YOU'VE DONE THAT YOU NEVER THOUGHT YOU'D DO:
          Overdose on laxatives. NO NO NO just kidding! I can't tell you some of the things I've done
     because it might scare you away from ever reading my blog again.

23.  FAVORITE FUN THINGS TO DO?
          Other than swilling cheap wine and starting food fights, I'd have to say playing with my toddler
     pug.

24.  ANY PET PEEVES?
          Dirty feet. Ear wax. Unflushed toilets. People who only want to talk about themselves (hey,
     this doesn't count! I was ASKED these questions, people!).

25.  WHAT'S THE LAST THING THAT MADE YOU LAUGH?
     Answering all these questions as honestly as I could.



     Wow! You're still here? Impressive. Now I'm going to tag 20 bloggers for this challenge. Some are new blogs to me while others have been "bloggy buddies" for awhile.  Hopefully
they'll take me up on this. AND you'll get a chance to crawl inside the humorous minds of some of my favorite, funny, gal pals!

http://hypnoticbard.blogspot.com
http://followmehome.shellybean.com
http://modmombeyondindiedom.blogspot.com
http://mydailyjenn-ism.blogspot.com
http://www.awriterweavesatale.com
http://taoofpoop.blogspot.com
http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com
http://sadderbutwiser.wordpress.com
http://www.nicolechardenet.com
http://singlewritermomrants.wordpress.com
http://jleesblog.com
http://www.lifecherries.com
http://www.amotherlife.com
http://myheartblogstoyou.blogspot.com
http://lipstickmargaritasandhairspray.com
http://thegreekhousewife.blogspot.com
http://xcartwright.blogspot.com
http://www.bigaandlittlea.com
http://www.justkeepinitrealfolks.com
http://www.whencrazymeetsexhaustion.com


     Like what you read here? Great! Now go vote for Menopausal Mother in the Circle Of Moms Contest ( ENDS FEB. 13). Thank you! http://www.circleofmoms.com/top25/Top-25-Funny-Moms-2013.

83 comments:

  1. Just wanted to leave you a quick comment to let know I enjoyed your post as always. I always seem to enjoy the q and a type posts that you do. (Sorry about #11, by the way)
    I've been following your progress on the Circle Of Moms contest, I've been voting for you every day too. Sorry I haven't been in touch lately. Gonna try to change that.
    Hope your day is a great one, I'm sure I'll be talking to you soon.

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    1. Hi Jon! I wondered where you'd been! Yes--no#11 is from that conversation we had. Yesterday was her birthday--rough day all the way around. Thank you so much for voting every day--that means a lot to me. You're awesome and I appreciate all the support you've been giving me! <3

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  2. Hahahaha! Gotcha! But really, it was an entertaining post to read! About #5, did you know that the same thing your teacher told you was written on Einstein's report card by his teacher?!!!! That's got to mean something, doesn't it? Well, I was reading along and laughing and then at the end you say "I'm going to tag 20 bloggers..." and my heart skipped a beat. And there it was... MY NAME! OH! NO! NO! NO! This answering of questions is a lot of work and I am swamped! Plus, I never know what to say! Buggers! Now I got to do it!!! Do I have to answer the same questions? Do I make it Humorous? Do I tag other bloggers? Let me know!
    Oh! BTW, thanks Marcia! LOL!!!

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    1. Hahaha GOTCHA!!! No pressure on this--you don't even have to do it if you don't want to. Look at Karen's post on it--she did it an entirely different way. You can answer as many or as little as you want. Just have fun with it!

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  3. OH, Marcia, Marcia Marcia.... I needed this! I'm IN tough girl! :) Not sure I could hold my own in beer pong, because usually I'm half in the bag when I give it a go... but I can hang with a big bottle of wine or 3 :) Thanks for including me <3
    (psst - I vote for you every day!)

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    1. Thank you and LOVE YOU TO PIECES my coffee pal!

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  4. Great post Marcia. My daughter's name is Marcia Lynne.

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    1. Thanks, Beth. Now did your daughter get the same teasing in school because of the Brady Bunch? I switched over to a nickname for YEARS to avoid being teased. I went by Marty for a long, long time!

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  5. You made me laugh, so is it okay if I just love you? Awesome answers. Oh, we used to have pets, too! People always look at me like I'm a weirdo when I tell them that. Now I have a pet rat Soul mate who gets me.

    I'll play, thanks for tagging me.

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    1. We used to have *pet rats, too. That should read. Of course we had pets. *face palm*

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    2. That's GREAT!!! I can't wait to see what you do with this! And yeah--the rats are cool--so damn smart!

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  6. OK, I'll play. It might take me the whole weekend, but I'll give it a shot! And I'll let you know on FB what the link is :)

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  7. Yes. we love prozac:) Makes the 50s seem like your 20s.

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    1. Absolutely and amen to that, sister! Now--are you going to take on the challenge I tagged you in, hmmm?

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  8. Thanks for tagging me, Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! I love these questionnaires! I miss 'em on Facebook. And yes, pug babies definitely count! And you have chinchillas? Awesome!

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    1. Fabulous! I look forward to reading your questions & answers---I'll bet it's going to be very entertaining--especially if pugs are involved. Thanks for playing!

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  9. You are so funny and so sweet all at the same time!!! I LOVE PUGS. Thanks for the laughs Marcia! sandie

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    1. Glad I brought a smile to your day, Sandie! And the pugs--aren't they awesome? If I could afford it I'd have a household like 101 Dalmations, except with pugs!

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  10. We have so much in common. I, too, love Coffee, Margaritas, Wine, Butterfingers Rum Cake, Evanescence, and Erma Bombeck. So glad you decided to do this, your voice shines through!

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    1. Awww thanks, Karen. You just made my day, and I owe this post to you--thanks again for tagging me---it was so much fun to write!

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  11. Oh singlewritermom is always up for a challenge...as long as she's had her coffee for the day! I love answering questions about myself that may or may not embarrass my mother. What's one more grey hair?

    I love your World Domination answer!!! You are so on your way, chica!

    Thanks again for the tag!

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    1. I'm so excited that you are going to do the challenge and give your mother more grey hair, LOL! Let me know when it's up--I look forward to reading it. Thanks also for the encouraging words! XOXO

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  12. Loved it!!! Highlights??? #'s 12, 13, & 24. Ha!!!

    Have a great weekend, Slu

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    1. You always like it when I talk about libations !! Thanks for the visit, Slu!

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  13. Chocolate and rum--I knew we were soul mates!!! I'm up for the challenge and will definitely participate! Thanks so much for including me :) :)

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    1. Yay!!! So glad you're are going to do it. Let me know when it's up because I can't wait to see what you write!

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  14. I really did learn a lot about you! That 6th grade teacher needs to be slapped around a bit! And a pug in diapers gets my vote for child-status. Now, I'll digress to the beer pong challenge...I'll take you on! I should have known my fellow Missouri girl would excel at that!

    Thanks for the tag! I feel honored to be in such fine company, and to be included by you. I know I tagged you awhile back, and now you're serving up some very fine revenge. I'm not good at these question/prompt things though. Can I think about accepting your challenge? Would you still be my friend?!

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    1. Absolutely! No pressure--only if you want to! And you don't even have to follow this pattern--you can make up your own questions or only answer a few--totally up to you! And can I hear a HELL YEAH!!! for Mizzou girls?!?

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  15. Marcia, you complete me. THat means I'll be cutting and pasting this post onto mine! :) Love the beer pong, but so sorry to read about your sister. #23 makes you feel like a relative already, and the Prozac just seals the deal. I don't know that I have 20 bloggy friends, but I'll do my best on the challenge. <3 you

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    1. I predict you will rock it! I'm so glad you liked it & that we are like family--I feel the same! You can choose as many people as you want--I just had so many blogs I liked and I was curious to see the responses! Let me know when you post and thanks for playing along! <3 U2

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    2. Hey Marcia! I finally finished my post :) You know it takes me forever and three days to get anything written...but it's up! Love ya girl. I hope you like it!
      http://followmehome.shellybean.com/2013/02/15-times-3.html

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  16. Hi there. i'm new to your blog. and so far i'm enjoying it. Just not sure what a sugar glider is. never heard of that down here in southwest GA.

    I love the brady bunch. i watch it every night. LOL

    I like that you have a sense of humor. esp on that answer to where were you born. LOL

    hope you have a great weekend and will follow me as well like i am doing you now

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    1. I love having new readers! Sugar Gliders look like a cross between a squirrel and a bat. The have webbing between their arms and legs that allows them to jump a good distance--thus the nickname "Flying Squirrel'. Thanks for following me--I'll definitely check out your blog!

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  17. Thank you for including me in your post! I'll think about if I'm going to do it or not b/c I feel like I always talk about myself on my blog....I mean, I know it's mine, but do you know what I mean? Do you feel that way? I feel like people will read and be like seriously, stfu b/c I don't care!!! How's that for insecurity! Good thing I'm on Prozac too!

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    1. Honey, you are welcome to do whatever you want with it--I chose you because I love your writing style! And I NEVER get tired of reading about you because you are friggin' interesting. Like your recent post--the drama in your life will certainly fill a book! If you decide to do it, let me know when you post it!

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  18. Dang, you really want my redneck answers to these questions? Be careful what you wish for sista 'cause it's on like Donkey Kong!!! LOVE your answers, and hey, I've been thinkin' about switchin' to Prozac 'cause this Xanax ain't doin' crap.

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    1. YES YES YES I want to see you do this!! And I can't WAIT to see how you answer these questions. Oh, this is going to be fun.... and yeah, switch to prozac--works wonders for me!

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    2. My answers will be posted Friday the 15th for your viewing pleasure.

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    3. Oh YEAH!!! Can't wait to see what you do with it!!! :-)

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  19. Thanks so much!! I did get tagged by Molley, and will be publishing my post (late) next week!! So, maybe I should skip this...these are not the same questions, surprisingly!

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    1. Well, maybe you could combine the 2 sets of questions like I did. Just a thought....

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  20. You have the best answers! I want a hedgehog as a pet,we use to have a white chinnie. Erma is da' bomb!
    Chris =]

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    1. I love the chinnies!!! Glad you liked my answers--this was more fun to do than I expected!

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  21. So what do you actually discuss with the squirrels? Do they tell you where they hide their nuts?

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    1. Haha you're naughty, Teri. And I like it!

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  22. I thought you said that you were good at thumb wrestling Pat Benatar. Then I read it again. I accept your challenge. Results will be posted next week!

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    1. HAHAHA Oh God you crack me up! Yeah, Pat and I were sharing a bottle of wine the other day and decided to thumb wrestle.....Lol! Glad you accepted the challenge---and oh boy I can't WAIT to read your answers!!!

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  23. Oh, FUN!! I'm SO game for this! Thank you bunches for thinking of me :) My step-father-in-law had me believing Americans don't know about hedgehogs, so I'm impressed you had one for a pet! Or was he just having me on?? I once found a hedgehog curled up in the yard back home in England. It was hiding out in the dog bowl. I thought it was a brush head (why on Earth would there be a brush head in the dog bowl - I don't know!!)so I tried to grab it... Ouch!

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    1. YAY!!! I'm so glad you're going to do it! And yes--those prickly little buggers HURT when you pick them up!!! The very first time I grabbed him it hurt my hand so much I jumped and the poor animal went up in the air, then landed on my face--more prickles and OUCH!!!! We had him for 2 years and then gave him to another friend of ours who really wanted him and had the extra time to spend on him. Anyway...let me now as soon as you put your post up--I'm dying to read it!

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  24. Love your favorite drink choices and your rose-colored glassed of Prozac (I'm with you, Marcia!). Fun to read more about you.

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    1. Yup! Prozac people are a lot more fun to hang around LOL! Thanks for visiting, Meredith!

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  25. Great post...LOL

    Of course I voted for you! I <3 reading your posts! I almost sprayed my tea through my nose several times during this post! :) Loved it!
    Susan

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    1. Don't lose your tea! lol! Glad you got a kick out of this one, Susan!

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  26. Great Post.


    heh heh - although I can see the previous commenter already wrote that. So this isn't really funny, is it?

    Just forget I said anything.

    btw - I do find your blog very funny and even though I am in this contest too, you are one of the blogs I vote for. I do have a few favorites I feel deserve a spot on the 25 list that are part of my voting rounds.

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    1. Awww thank you for the support--you're so sweet! You got my vote too, girl! You deserve to be in that top 25. It's so hard, isn't it? There are SO MANY awesome blogs in this thing--how can we only pick 25??? More like 100!!

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  27. Ha ha reading your post, I think we are very similar except that I unfortunately developed an allergy to wine and had to find out what water tastes like ;-)

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    1. Uh-oh! I'd say switch over to vodka, then!

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  28. Please allow me to say "Great post!"
    I'm glad that you chose to answer only 25 questions, I'm going cuckoo already :)
    Sincerely, I would have love to hear all 45 from you, you never runs out of humor. Every sentence of yours are always fun to read.
    First question, you made me realize that the question is silly, so why do they keep asking that question in all the various application forms you can find out there?
    Question #5; Sorry for the injury you had in college.
    Question #20; favorite hobby, perhaps you forgot to mention about the dangerous encounter with crocodiles some time back if I'm not mistaken?
    I voted for you and I'm glad I did it as the closing date is so near. I was going through a series of torturing weeks at work and was away from blogging. I wish you all the best for the contest!

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    1. Thank you so much for you support, Zunnur! You have always been here for me and I truly appreciate it! And yes--I had a close encounter with alligators--something I hope never to repeat again!

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  29. Now I know why we get along so well!

    My *brother* was named after a TV character (Brett Maverick), my middle name comes from a hit song the year I was born (Dominique - the Singing Nuns, French song), I'd have a whole bloody zoo if I could, I will totally help you total a Butterfingers Rum Cake, *I* can belt out a Benatar tune, *I* love Evanescence (well, the first two albums, the third one just blew & if you'd like to know where the REAL Evanescence is, they're in We Are The Fallen sans Amy Lee)...y'know, all you have to do is say, "And I used to be into belly dancing and that's it...I'll accuse my mom of giving up my twin at birth ;)

    Since I'm on the list, I'll try to meet the challenge...but do I have to challenge 25 *women*? I'm not sure if I'm friendly with 25 bloggers total, much less all of them women! Does it matter if some of them are of the male variety?

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    1. Love your response! Of course you can ask male bloggers to join in on the fun and no, you don't have to pick 20 people--I did that because I thought all those bloggers would have fun with this--plus I am DYING to see how you all answer some of these questions! It makes for good reading! I about died when you told me where you got your middle name from--I love the nun song--however, since they played it on almost every episode of American Horror, I now think of crazy people in an asylum hahaha! Soooo.....when are we going to get together to belt out a Pat Benetar duet and devour a rum cake together, hmmm?

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  30. Maybe swimming with sharks in waterlogged adult diapers would be a baby step towards that risky hobby you've been dreaming of? :) Ellen

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  31. Thank you for proudly displaying your Thumping Thursdays Featured Read badge. :)

    Diana from 'Nanny To Mommy'
    http://www.nannytomommy.com

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    1. Of course! I was very proud to receive it! You guys are great!!

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  32. Ok, I am having way too much fun on your blog. I think I may have played with the "heart-mouse-pointer-thing" for at least five minutes. So cute!

    Happy Valentine's Day! Following you from GFC Blog Hop.

    http://wholesouljewelry.blogspot.com/
    http://www.wholesouljewelry.com/

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  33. Following from the Aloha blog hop :)

    Your blog is so pretty!

    http://bigmegowski.blogspot.ie/

    xo

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  34. I, too, love your cursor! Just found your blog, and I am enjoying your humor very much!!! I am a new blogger trying to learn my way around! Stop by, any comments, suggestions, helpful hints would be appreciated! I am excited to be following you...you certainly make me LOL!!

    LA :)
    www.simplysmilingblog.blogspot.com

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    1. I love new followers!!! So glad you liked what you read and I hope you'll be back for more!

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  35. I'm sorry about your sister.

    Your blog is awesome...e-mail the teacher. :)

    Happy Valentine's Day.

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  36. following via blog hop xx
    http://tarastreatsreviews.blogspot.co.uk

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  37. Hi there! New follower from the Mingle blog hop! Love your blog and since Sarah at The Sadder But Wiser Girl loves you so much I knew I would too! Looking forward to getting to know you more!

    Darla
    http://camomsworld.blogspot.com

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  38. Glad to know more about you and looking forward to read all your future posts :) Welcome to Blogging Addicts face book group

    Vinma

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    1. Thank you, Vinma! It seems like an awesome group and I am excited to be a part of it!

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