Friday, June 12, 2009
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.
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!
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!
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