Random randomness and then some tunes

Friday, June 12, 2009

Music is what feelings sound like. ~Author Unknown

I found out recently that my Random 10 Friday was being published in a list of all the various Meme's that are available to participate in. I'll be honest... I was thrilled! I have been blogging for 4+ years and this has been the one most consistent thing that I have blogged. Every single week. For 4+ years. Why? Because I live my life in a musical. Music has been an integral part of my life, and I punctuate those moments with music. Every kind of music there is. I am not partial to just one genre or artist. I like it all. Sometimes, even country.

What is my Random 10 Friday? For me, it's a chance to find new tunes to listen to. Whenever someone plays, and links, I immediately check out their list. If there are artists on there that I have never heard of, I go check them out on Rhapsody (my music playing/downloading choice). I have found lots of fun, new artists this way!

Let me give you the rules. In list form.

1. Put your music playing device on shuffle
2. Write down the first 10 songs that come up.
3. No cheating and taking off Kenny Rogers or Liza Minnelli because you're embarrassed.
4. Only hit skip if the same song comes up twice in the same post.
5. Write down your random thoughts-- in full sentences or not. We don't care.
6. Sign up via Mr. Linky (below my list of tunes).
7. Sit back and check out all the new tunes you will find.

Happy Birthday to me! Wanna know how I celebrate my birthday over here in Crazyland? By having a giveaway! Yup. That's right. I give stuff away on my birthday! Just another service I provide for you here in Crazyland. Thank you and your welcome!

Have you entered my Great Motherboard I-pod Giveaway yet? No? Well, you should. I mean, I'm giving away an I-POD people! An I-POD! Don't you think that deserves more than 100 comments? I do. An I-POD is worthy of at least 200!

Besides, everyone is doing it. Just this once won't hurt. And, who knows. Maybe we will become friends. Besides, today is my birthday, dammit. So enter already!


Remember the post about the plants, dogs and chickens? Yeah. One of the chickens died. DIED. That's a first. Usually I just lose the animals. Never, in any of my tending escapades, has an animal died.

I have reached an all time low.


Remember how I told y'all that I had joined a Biggest Loser competition? (I have to admit that was my most favorite title I have come up with yet!) I was pretty stoked that first week, when I got myself up on the scale and had lost 3.4 lbs. That was simply amazing! The next week I was down another 1.3 lbs. Sweet! The next week I gained 1.6 lbs... but I blamed it on my "womanly times", or has Jefe likes to call it, my comma.

But, then I kept gaining. This week when I weighed myself, I almost threw the scale out the window. I've gained back everything I lost and then some! What the crap? What's up with that? Totally sucks, and it makes me hate skinny people. OK. Not really. Only a little.

Have your kids been driving you insane because "there's nothing to do? If you have to hear "Moooommmm! I'm so bored..." one more time you just might pull a Linda Blair? Yeah. Me too. My usual retort of "only boring people get bored" just isn't cutting it any more.


Summer break. What's a Mom to do?

I have found myself feeling irritated with people because they tell me I just need to plan some field trips. Yeah. That's easier said than done. Especially when you are catering to so many different age groups... I have a 14 year old, a 10 year old, a 6 year old and a 1 year old. It sometimes feels like I have to plan 3 separate events, just to meet everyone's needs.

chalk art

Then I found out about this event.

I'll be honest, until I got an email from them asking me to write about it, I had never even heard of it. I must have been living under a rock. Hiding from my whining kids. But, after reading about it, and writing a piece on it for the MMB, I am thinking that I am heading there quicker than water erases chalk!

The event has opportunities for kids of all ages to get in on the action by creating their own chalk art creation in the Kids Korner. There are live performances, and opportunities to visit the KSL vendors. Shopping, and entertained kids. What more does a mom need?

A goody bag. That's what she needs. If you get there early, there are goody bags stuffed 'chalk' full of stuff that every mother needs.

It sounds like a complete blast, and it benefits a great cause. Besides, its free. What's not to like about that? Maybe we could all meet up and pose for "I have bored kids and all I got was this lousy headache" photos.

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

That's all the randomness I could muster on this fine birthday morning. Have I mentioned my giveaway? Oh. I have? Well, enter then and I'll quit shamelessly self promoting.

Remember how I was groaning that Jefe got his Harley, but I had yet to see my laptop? Guess what I opened this fine birthday morn? Yup. A sweet new lap top!

Birthdays rock!

Have a great weekend! Don't forget to come and sign the Mr. Linky... if for no other reason, do it just because its my birthday!

Catch ya on the flip side!

1. Grux - Dave Matthews Band
2. Arms of Woman - Amos Lee
3. Speed of Sound - Coldplay
4. Breathe Me - Sia
5. Hide & Seek - Imogene Heap
6. Let Go - Frou Frou
7. A Tune For Jack - Lemon Jelly
8. Don't Bring Me Down - Sia
9. I know - The Beta Band
10. Come Pick Me Up - Ryan Adams

Bonus: Barfly - Ray LaMontagne

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19 monkeys jumping on the bed:

  1. Me said...

    I love that quote!


  2. Lara said...

    Happy Birthday!

    And, you're totally gaining muscle weight. Don't give up! Really, don't do it!

  3. Kristina P. said...

    Happy Birthday to my favorite Motherboard!

  4. Shauna said...


  5. wonder woman said...

    That's awesome that your randomness is an official meme! You've arrived.

    Gotta go enter another entry in the giveaway....I really want that ipod.

    p.s. L O V E the he calls it your comma. Hilarious.

  6. Barbaloot said...

    Hooray for a new laptop!!

    Mmkay-I'm gonna have to start saving your posts to read when I'm home (I usually read at work) so I can play with my itunes and do your linky.

  7. Jan the crazy lady said...

    Happy Birthday.

  8. Kerri said...

    I killed the class hamster, so I feel your pain on the dead chicken.

  9. Melissa said...

    Happy Birthday (again) and a new laptop? Jefe sets, he shoots, he SCORES!

  10. Cadance said...

    Happy Birthday...how awesome...a new lap-top!!! YEAH!!!!

  11. DeNae said...

    Happy Birthday, my darling friend! I want a laptop for MY birthday!

    And I think it's very important that you know how much it means to me that you say dammit on your blog. It heals my soul, it really does.

    Killed any more livestock lately? Just making convo, babe.

  12. VICKI IN AZ said...

    Happy Birthday to the Motherboard of all Blogdom!! You Rock.

  13. Sher said...

    Well, you know I always play along with your random 10, and you also know that I, too live my life in a musical.
    How many times have I wished I could just burst out in song and dance and have the entire town following me around in chorus?


    p.s. Comma? That's funny.

    I'll take you up on that photo op. My kids are driving me to shoot myself in the brain--but you also knew that already.
    Too bad I'll be running my brains out on both of those days.

  14. Carrie said...

    How come I can't locate you on facebook? Every time I do a search for Motherboard's crazyland it tells me you don't exist. I know you do. Where are you?

  15. amelia said...

    Thanks for the comment :)

    And happy belated birthday! I will second that the chalkart fest is cool - one of my neighbors participates and it's awesome to see their creations.

    Oh, and the different colored soothie pacifiers are at Target. The different colors are supposedly for different ages and, the older the kid gets, the harder the pacifiers are? I have no idea why this is - does the hardness matter? Green is 0-3 months, blue is 3-6 and pink is 6-9.

  16. Mina said...

    Happy laptop. That's awesome.

    Weight. UGH! I've been laying with the same 10 pounds for over a year. I am currently at the bottomish of that 10 pounds, but I have 15 to go before I stop wishing I didn't love food and hate vomiting too much to develop an eating disorder. (Sorry if I offended anyone with an eating disorder out there ...)

  17. Colorful Emma said...

    Come to my blog I made it!!!!

  18. Sarah said...

    The Chalk thingy sound fun! I think my kids would love it, maybe I will have to take them down on friday. I would totally pose for a bored kids photo, since we are the poster children for it.

  19. Amber Lynae said...

    Motherboard, I love you. Not in a lesbian way, but in a you think the same way as I do kindred spirit kinda way. I am always laughing as I read your post and complaints because it will have only been a few days since I have had similar thoughts. And the whole losing than gaining and then some.... well that has been me for the past 7 months. I will lose a few pounds then gain 5. In my attempts to lose the baby weight, I've gotten to full-term pregnancy weight. Yeah sad day. It makes it even sadder when people ask me if I know if i'm having a boy or girl. .... The only way I'm losing this weight anytime soon would be to cut off a leg or something. I don't think it would help in the long run. Well I hope your birthday is/was happy. And turn it into a birthday two weeks. I figure stretch out the special feeling for as long as you can, use the excuse "I'm getting older things tend to take longer, so pamper me some more." Of course pampering mom means about as much to a kid as quantum physics. But hey you can always try.