Insane in the Mom Brain and Lucy.

Insane in the Mom Brain is a freaking hilarious blog by Patricia Ford. Every single day, I stalk Patti on Facebook, check her blog for new posts and am currently in the throws of a severe internal debate on whether or not I should join Pinterest just so I’d have another venue in which to keep tabs on her. I don’t want to join Pinterest because I have enough electronic balls in the air. Wait. What? You know what I mean. Anyway, I admit that I might have a slight problem and if I should ever go to Texas (where Patti lives), I’m going to find her and hug her and pet her and hold her hand and name her George.

Looney Tunes Abonimable Snowman

The other day, Patti posted on Facebook a picture of this statue.

Lucy the Statue

You have to go to her Facebook and read what she said about it. I’ll wait. Go on, it’ll just take a moment. Really, I insist so just do it now.

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Oh good, you’re back. Took you long enough. GEEZ! Did you read any of the comments? I did. I think the comments are sometimes better than the post, sorry Patti (if you read this). Anyway, I noticed that a lot of the comments begged the question, “Where would you put that thing in your home?” I got to thinking. I promise that it didn’t hurt. I know exactly what I’d do with it. Actually, now I really want to buy it just so I could do these things and then take pictures and write about it and have a good belly laugh that adds years back to my life. So there you have it. My kids need me. I am now obligated to buy it and put it my house and plan all these wonderful scenarios and document it just so I can live longer. I should probably increase the budget for the therapist while I’m at it.

Caroline’s Top 5 Places to Display Lucy

5.  The back of the Mini-Me’s closet where she hides the clothes that she KNOWS I won’t let her wear but she sneaks out wearing anyway.

4.  In the driver’s seat of the car. Just let the teenagers try to sneak out at night and steal the car with Lucy staring blankly at them through the car window. HA! Do kids do that anymore these days? Mini-Me sneaked out only one time when she was 13 – over 4 years ago. I honestly think that was the ONLY time any of my children sneaked out. How could we be this deep in the teenage drama years and not have had another sneaking out episode? I was the queen of sneaking out and sneaked out religiously. Either my kids have accepted my super—ninja—mom skills or I’m delusional.

3.  In the freezer. Lucy would be great cover for my Publix brand Chocolate Trinity Ice Cream. Yeah, then I don’t have to share. My kids don’t need all those calories anyway. What? I’m just looking out for their best interests.

2.  Guarding the unwrapped Christmas/birthday presents that are stashed in my secret hiding spot. You know, to scare the sh*t out of those obnoxious leeches that keep snooping and causing me to move the damn presents so many times that by the time I’m ready to wrap them, I’ve forgotten where they’re hidden.

1.  I’d take an 8×10 picture of Lucy and hang it inside my medicine cabinet so when guests come over and start snooping through my things, they’d then have a legitimate reason to be in the poop room bathroom. I probably should also place an extra pair of pants next to the hand towels. Then the rude, prying, guest would have to explain to the rest of the dinner party why they are now wearing fluffy, teddy bear pajama pants. But all the other guests who were well-behaved would already know what happened because I would’ve explained it when we all would’ve heard the snoopy guest scream from their fright. Of course, she/he would lie about what really happened – something like the sink faucet broke and soaked him/her and he/she saw my pajama pants out on the bed so they just used those. WHATEVER. We all know what you did you snoopy fibber!

Oh, good times. Good times. Yes, I must buy that statue. And meet Patti in person. And become her BFF. And call her George.

Look What I Made for You, Patti.

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Liebster Award.

Liebster Award

Rachelle @ sequinsandnappies thinks I’m neat.  Rachelle’s from Australia and found my little blog all the way over here in ‘Merica.  (Wonder how that happened?)  Anyway, with only a few blog posts under my belt, Rachelle has awarded me with the Liebster Award.  I thought, “What does this mean?  Hopefully, there’s a monetary award attached!”  Naturally, a little research ensued.  Nope, no money but that’s okay.  The point is, the Liebster Award is truly an honor to receive.  (Rachelle would probably spell “honor” as “honour” since she lives in Australia).  It’s sort of a “pay it forward” award for bloggers.  If you find this award slapped on your blog, then you’ve earned the respect of a fellow blogger.  That’s pretty darn cool.

If you’ve been awarded, you are asked to pay it forward by following these steps:

1.  On your blog, insert a link back the person who nominated you;

2.  Answer the 10 Liebster questions given to you by the blogger who nominated you;

3.  Nominate 10 of your favorite bloggers that have fewer than 200 followers;

4.  Give your nominees 10 questions to answer; and

5.  Notify your nominees on their blog.

NOTE: You are not obligated to participate should you receive this award.  However, there are some benefits (e.g. it’s fun, it feels good when someone likes your blog, and it promotes your blog).

Rachelle’s questions to me

Your daily uniform?  If I had a choice, it would be pajamas, but I don’t.  Flip-flops are the closet thing to pajamas and I can wear them to work.  I have fancy flip-flops so I can get away with it.

Your funniest moment in the last week?  When my boss realized that I may have a smaller office, but I have frickin’ way cooler view than he!!  

Your favorite blog post? Share a link!  Do I post my favorite blog on my blog (Alien Bunny Rabbits) and/or someone else’s?  

I love just about anything on Insane In the Mom Brain.  

But then my friend, Ashli, has an awesome blog, Almost Veggie.  She lived in Houston and now in Dallas.  I haven’t been to Houston since 1992 and never to Dallas but when I do, I will know where to eat.  Besides reviewing restaurants, she also talks about her Dorito & Red Bull addiction and how much she LOATHES finger/bag lickers.

If I should pick a post from Rachelle, then I pick Parenting Philosophy.  Girl, you’re so far ahead in the game, have yourself a mojito.

Summer or winter?  SUMMER!  I get to play tennis and work on my tan at the same time!

Favourite place to shop online?  Amazon, Tennis Express

Favourite decade for fashion?  I miss the days of Benetton, Outback Red, Swatch watches and Guess.

When do you blog?  All hours of the day.  If inspiration hits me when I can’t write, I send an email back to myself with a few key words to remind me of what I was feeling/thinking.  

If you could tell new mothers one thing what would it be (if it weren’t for the fact that most new mothers do not want to hear well intended advice, I certainly didn’t. Play along even if you’re not a mother you could very well give some good unbiased advice)?  Sleep, sleep, sleep and don’t feel guilty about it.  It keeps you from feeling resentful and your kid deserves to well-rested mommy.

You have a whole day to yourself (no kids, no husband, no work, etc etc) what do you do? Because lets face it it’s nice to occasionally day dream about having a break from life.  I like going to the movies by myself.  No kids to interrupt and I don’t have to share the popcorn.  That is also good advice for the previous question.

Best time saving tip?  I love to read but who has time?  Instead, I listen to audiobooks in the car b/c I’m always in the car.  Oh yeah, that also goes for the mommy-advice question.  Do NOT, EVER, NEVER, start playing kid DVDs or songs in the car.  Once you start, it won’t stop. So don’t start.  If you do, then it should never be done more than 1 x a month.  Kids need to know that car time is not all about them!  If you keep this rule, then you’ll own the stereo.  That’s living the high-life baby!

Über cool nominees

I only know 3 bloggers that have less than 200 followers.  I guess I’ll just have to keep adding as I find more.  For now, here are:

http://courtneyagostiinteriordesignblog.wordpress.com/  ¦   http://southernadventuress.com/  ¦   http://bottsnet.blogspot.com/

My questions to you

1.  Who is your all-time favorite blogger?

2.  Why did you start blogging?

3.  What is YOUR favorite blog post from YOUR blog?

4.  What do you do to unwind?

5.  We all know that I like wine.  What’s your favorite type of wine/brand?

6.  Who’s your man/woman candy?

7.  What’s your all-time, feel-good movie?

8.  What’s your guilty pleasure?

9.  What is you favorite child-hood board game?

10.  Now that we are practically BFF’s, what is your most embarrassing moment?