Thursday, August 26, 2010

Happy 31st Birthday to me!

Finally, a birthday in which I was not sick, we weren't moving to a new state, and Jay wasn't deployed!
Above photos courtesy of Google images. I didn't think to bring my camera, and it's probably a good thing. They were PACKED! The Kyoto restaurant wasn't as good at Yamato outside of gate one at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, but it was pretty good! Afterward we went toand had: (Mine is the huge one in the corner. I couldn't eat most of it)While eating our very-bad-for-us-treat, we listened to my new:
through the speakers of my new:This is an actual picture of my car, courtesy of I LOVE them, and will never buy a car from anyone else!

Mom also gave me my present from her early, which was a beautiful box of things she'd been collecting. Among the things she gave me were beads (yay) and a china set wind chime. Pretty cool! I had a great day. Now I have to get off the computer so that Miah can practice her spelling words. Thank you guys all for your birthday wishes! You all make me feel so good!

H2O Before and After (Click on photo to see them with no background.)

While waiting for my H2O stuff to come, I held off on the cleaning for a couple of days, just to give the new stuff a harder time. The second time I cleaned up the kitchen it was infinately easier, and I used only a minute amount of product. Even with all of the heavy duty cleaning I did, I hardly used much at all. This is WELL worth the money, and I won't be using anything else again!

The netepur soap that cleaned the grease and dirt from the chiffonette and the sponge.

After cleaning up the stove, sink and counters.After cleaning with the netepur bar.
After Cleaning the sink and stove. Ew!
After cleaning with the netepur bar. This sponge was NASTY and GREASY!

Too bad it can't get rid of RUST!! There is a product they sell, but I won't endorse it until I can try it myself!
You have to actually unscrew the top of the stove from the counter. I shocked the **** out of myself, have to remember to BE CAREFUL!!

I have to say, I'm pretty impressed! I took my stuff to Mom's house to show it off, and it cleaned an old stain off the carpet wonderfully. I didn't have my camera, but I do have a couple of stains I can work on at my house. More to come! Let me know if you would like to try something , or go to my website and check it out!

Monday, August 16, 2010


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Katie's Hula Hoops!

Friend Katie made these awesome hula hoops for Jay and the girls. Totally worth the wait, b/c I was laughing my butt off at them!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Confession time...

I know, I know. Big shock, I like some of Eminem's "music". He's almost a musical comedian, or at least he was a few years ago. The guy has huge balls, and I love anyone who tells the world to kiss his/her ass. I've never really liked Rhianna. She's not exactly the role model I'd pick for my girls, and the music is questionable too...
There is something about the chorus of this song I like, and it gets stuck in my head a lot. However, the lyrics are horrible. Even worse when you watch this video. I can't stand it, but boy, what a "teachable moment". The girls and I have had a few tough conversations about what to do in an abusive relationship, and well, how to put this delicately? What I'D do to fix it, we'll say... This video was an opportunity to point out how (I don't want to say stupid, someone help me out here) some women are stuck, and why it's bad...but the video sure makes it seem lusty and erotic to be in the relationship...It makes me feel a little ill to watch. It's scary. However, turn off the radio, block youtube, don't let the kids watch or listen... free speach and all... but I just wanted to point it out, let you know what the lyrics are, be aware of what's on the radio, and what the kids might pick up...

Just gonna stand there
And watch me burn
But that's alright
Because I like
The way it hurts
Just gonna stand there
And hear me cry
But that's alright
Because I love
The way you lie
I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie

I can't tell you what it really is
I can only tell you what it feels like
And right now there's a steel knife
In my windpipe
I can't breathe
But I still fight
While I can fight
As long as the wrong feels right
It's like I'm in flight
High of a love
Drunk from the hate
It's like I'm huffing paint
And I love it the more that I suffer
I sufficate
And right before im about to drown
She resuscitates me
She fucking hates me
And I love it
Where you going
I'm leaving you
No you ain't
Come back
We're running right back
Here we go again
It's so insane
Cause when it's going good
It's going great
I'm Superman
With the wind in his bag ( I think that's supposed to be "back")
She's Lois Lane
But when it's bad
It's awful
I feel so ashamed
I snap
Who's that dude
I don't even know his name
I laid hands on her
I'll never stoop so low again
I guess I don't know my own strength

Just gonna stand there
And watch me burn
But that's alright
Because I like
The way it hurts
Just gonna stand there
And hear me cry
But that's alright
Because I love
The way you lie
I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie

You ever love somebody so much
You can barely breathe
When you're with them
You meet
And neither one of you
Even know what hit 'em
Got that warm fuzzy feeling
Yeah them chills
Used to get 'em
Now you're getting fucking sick
Of looking at 'em
You swore you've never hit 'em
Never do nothing to hurt 'em
Now you're in each other's face
Spewing venom
And these words
When you spit 'em
You push
Pull each other's hair
Scratch, claw, bit 'em
Throw 'em down
Pin 'em
So lost in the moments
When you're in 'em
It's the rage that took over
It controls you both
So they say it's best
To go your separate ways
Guess that they don't know ya
Cause today
That was yesterday
Yesterday is over
It's a different day
Sound like broken records
Playin' over
But you promised her
Next time you'll show restraint
You don't get another chance
Life is no Nintendo game
But you lied again
Now you get to watch her leave
Out the window
Guess that's why they call it window pane

Just gonna stand there
And watch me burn
But that's alright
Because I like
The way it hurts
Just gonna stand there
And hear me cry
But that's alright
Because I love
The way you lie
I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie

Now I know we said things
Did things
That we didn't mean
And we fall back
Into the same patterns
Same routine
But your temper's just as bad
As mine is
You're the same as me
But when it comes to love
You're just as blinded
Baby please come back
It wasn't you
Baby it was me
Maybe our relationship
Isn't as crazy as it seems
Maybe that's what happens
When a tornado meets a volcano
All I know is
I love you too much
To walk away though
Come inside
Pick up your bags off the sidewalk
Don't you hear sincerity
In my voice when I talk
Told you this is my fault
Look me in the eyeball
Next time I'm pissed
I'll aim my fist
At the dry wall
Next time
There will be no next time
I apologize
Even though I know it's lies
I'm tired of the games
I just want her back
I know I'm a liar
If she ever tries to fucking leave again
I'mma tie her to the bed
And set the house on fire

Just gonna stand there
And watch me burn
But that's alright
Because I like
The way it hurts
Just gonna stand there
And hear me cry
But that's alright
Because I love
The way you lie
I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie

What do you REALLY think?

Thursday, August 12, 2010


While clicking on my "stumble" button out of sheer boredom, I found this website. Here are a few of my favorites:

In Florida, having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal.
"Female breasts," according to the Arizona Supreme Court, don't constitute "private parts" under state law. (Oh, those crazy Arizonians!)
The Asiatic Huns punished convicted male rapists and adulterers with castration. Female adulterers were merely cut in two.
In London, it's illegal to have sex on a parked motorcycle. (but a moving one??)

In 100 A.D., the Teutons, an Germanic tribe, would punish anyone caught as a prostitute by suffocating them in excrement. ( Uh, nevermind...)

The Romans would crush a first-time rapist's gonads between two stones. (Those Romans had great ideas!)

The early Christian church forbade couples from having sex on Wednesdays, Fridays and of course, Sundays. (This is why it is called the EARLY christian church. lol)

In Pompeii, a special law was directed at prostitutes. They had to dye their hair either blue, red or yellow in order to be able to work.( I'll never look at VIII the same again!)

While not as extreme as the ancient Israelite punishment for adultery (stoning), Greek men still had their fair share of discomfort when their pubic hair was removed and a large radish was shoved up their rectum. (Yummy. No more salad for me again. Ever.)

In Hong Kong, a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her adulterous husband, but may only do so with her bare hands. The husband's lover may be killed in any manner desired. ( I'm liking this a little too much!)

As recently as 1990, these states had laws against the use of dildos: Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Washington D.C. (Well now, There are a lot of sad army wives in THOSE states. LOL, Oh.MY.GOD.)

The only acceptable sexual position in Washington, DC is the missionary position. Any other sexual position is considered illegal. (The poor Obamas)

It is illegal for any member of the Nevada legislature to conduct official business wearing a penis costume while the legislature is in session. ( I want to have been in the session when they decided this law was necessary!)

A law in Fairbanks, Alaska does not allow moose to have sex on city streets. (AND that's why I didn't see any moose in Town!!)

Sodomy laws have been repealed—or are ignored—in most states, but not Georgia, where a man was sentenced to five years in prison for engaging in oral sex. With his wife. With her consent. In their home. (Freedom, huh? How did the law find out about this event, anyway?)

In the state of Utah, sex with an animal, unless performed for profit, is not considered sodomy and therefore is legal. (and on that note, I'm out. I cannot possibly comment without offending Insert nasty anti-someone's religion joke HERE.) Check out the rest. They are funny as all get out!

Okay, a couple more :

"Sperm is always impure," decreed the Ayatollah Khomeini, "whether it comes from coitus or from involuntary emissions while asleep." Therefore, Iranians are forced by law to go through ablution—or the ritualistic washing away of impurities as in a religious rite—after being involved in certain kinds of sexual activities. (Ablution isn't necessary, however, if the sperm stays inside the woman's vagina after lovemaking is completed.) According to Iranian law, a man is required to perform his ablutions if he ejaculates while having sexual relations with an animal.

Citizens of most Middle Eastern countries are forbidden to eat lamb under certain circumstances covered by Islamic law. The law reads, "After having sexual relations with a lamb, it is a mortal sin to eat its fles

In Oman, if a man has sex with a camel, a cow, or a ewe, the law says that the animal's milk becomes impure and is no longer suitable for human consumption. Oman law requires that the animal must immediately be killed and then burned. The person who sodomized the beast is required to pay its owner the dead animal's full market value.

According to Lebanese law, a woman must be executed for fornicating with any animal—wild or domesticated.

The law in Iran actually suggests that sex play by their male population "with wild animals is not recommended, especially with a lioness." What is recommended instead is coitus with domesticated animals such as dogs, cats, donkeys, lambs and, yes, of all things—pigeons.

Sodomy is also commonplace in parts of the Middle East. Again, special legislation can be found in Iran to cover this form of sexual activity. The law declares that if a man's penis fully penetrates another man's anus, ablution is also a necessity, but this time for both parties to the sex act.

Makes you wonder, doesn't it?

First Day of School

Went off without a hitch! How cute are these kiddos?
(Jay found my cord. The first time EVER that I asked him where something was and he walked straight up to it. Now I know how he and the kids feel when I do that to them!)

Questions about Fort Gordon AIT?

I noticed that a lot of people wander over to my blog after searching for these words in google. We'd be happy to answer questions about Fort Gordon if you'd care to ask... Jay teaches an AIT class here, has done ISP (the Funeral detail and such) and has been in the Army for twelve (Holy Cow!) years, so feel free to ask away.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

New York!

The New York trip was rather uneventful. As planned. We sat and read, swam in Lake Erie, and played board games. Laurel and I went alone to the craft fair. Not a good description. When I think Craft Fair, I think popsicle stick reindeer christmas ornaments and hand crocheted hot pads. What we saw instead was real art. Pottery, Paintings, Lapidary artists, etc. So expensive, but so worth it! We got some great pieces, and drove right back to the camp ground. Read some more, played games. You know, the usual.