Monday, July 14, 2008

This n That

  • Am I the only person who adds dozens of blogs each week to my reading list?
  • Is there a way to make money reading blogs?
  • Why does it seem that the Humane Society takes every dime I give them, and send me more marketing crap I throw away? Take care of the animals.  That's what I want you to do with my money. Thanks.
  • If you can avoid it, never sign up to have your bladder muscles tested.  Ever.
  • Is anyone else out there tired of hearing about Angelina Jolie's twins?
  • Yes that icon is a picture of my ceiling fan.  It was my mother's, and I have had it in three houses.
  • My children leave for college next year, and I am going to cheer myself up with a nice vacation.  Where should I go?

31 comments:

Fat & Sassy said...

Some weeks yes...I think I can add many posts...it's my therapy...the poor animals...wowie, and I hear the pounds are just getting inundated with them because people are losing their home and leaving their poor animals and in this stinkin' heat no less...I love your fan!...Are your kids twins? I can't imagine having an empty home...I've had my bladder tightened in surgery...didn't last...I still have to cross my legs when I sneeze...Angelina...YES! CAN YOU MAKE MONEY BLOGGING PERIOD? Boy, I need to hear more about that!!!!

Greta said...

Angelina had twins? Seriously? Who's the Daddy?

;)

kim-d said...

Amen, sistah! If I never hear another word about the Jolie-Pitt family, it will be too soon. At the risk of sounding blunt, some people should understand that just because they can have children doesn't mean they should. Yeah, I said it!

I love that ceiling fan; it reminds me of Hemingway and the Florida Keys. BWAHAHAHA...like I've read SO MUCH Hemingway. Really, though, I love it and it is very cool that it belonged to your Mother.

Ooooh, kids going off to college. You need a very special vacation. Santorini, Greece gets my vote. Or Napa Valley wine country, if you're looking for something on a smaller scale. Unless you live there, then you would want to go the other direction. I guess I'm not real helpful.

And, in closing, I have heard of the horrors of that bladder testing/tightening thing. OH.MY.HELL. Depends don't seem quite so bad :).

QueenofPlanetHotflash said...

I was tired of Angelina when she was with that jackass Billy-Bob.
I get frustrated with those I donate to using funds to mail paper junk out stop mailing paper, e-mail and use the funds to help the cause!
I say a trip to Italy or Australia would ease the empty nest heart alot

Treasia said...

I could care less how many celebrities have babies! You don't see the press giving all mother's this status.

I never realized your icon was a ceiling fan. I thought it was a flower. ha.

Philly said...

I too add many new bloggers to my list each week.

#1

Camellia said...

We take a hundred pounds of dog food to the pound every month, and leave them some cash for puppy chow. The local shelter.

The beach. Any beach. With sand. Unless you go to Corfu for me, which has rocks. And fireflies in olive trees. and dolphins. and phosperesence. And dolphins swimming in phosperesence. Or so says Gerald Durrell in My Family and Other Animals

Mental P Mama said...

Camellia--I love that book! I have never had anyone else mention it!

Lisa J said...

I can't add blogs to my list to be read, I just can't keep sitting here reading. I can't I tell you. I must convince myself of that. I won't have my bladder muscles tested because you said so, but you do have me curious now!
I don't keep up with Angelina Jolie and any babies and when you go on vacation.....go to Alaska! Oh my gosh! And call me and I will go too. That has been the best vacation I have ever taken and want to go back if I just had the extra money! But if you go...go and do it right. Don't miss out on anything.

TSannie said...

Italy

Krysta said...

I add so many blog on my list to read I can't keep track! I don't even want to know about the bladder stuff. And go to the Maldives. Sunny beaches, quiet, halfway around the world...bliss.

noble pig said...

Come here for vacation! Why not?

Daryl said...

I wish there was a pay to be paid for reading blogs ... and my list of must-read grows exponentially with the # of photo sites I join...

I wondered WTH that was ... looked like a flower so I went with that .. ceiling fan .. okay .. updating my synapse

Brangelina had twins? You don't say....

Where to go to cheer up ... come visit me!

:-Daryl

Grandma J said...

Put me in line to get paid for a blog roll, hold the mayo.

I thought that was a flower too. But once I enlarged it, it looked like a ceiling fan. BTW the Tommy Bahamas in Newport Beach CA has those fans.

asthmagirl said...

I can tune out the Brangelina Twins... no big deal.

I would love to make money reading blogs!

Come visit me! I'll take you on a hike that will make you hear angels singing! Or Italy.... your choice!

I get tired of all the mail from the humane society and the trail association. Take care of the puppies so I don't feel guilty for spoiling the three I've got (only 3?) and for goodness sake, keep the trails maintained so I torture my lungs. I don't want to hear from you every three weeks. And you're wasting paper and postage. And... if TOG gets the mail, he sends them another check because he thinks I haven't paid them. What a softy.

WORKING MOM said...

I hate any media on any stars, so yes, I am sick of the whole baby thing. Bladder muscles tested???? Are you kidding me???? I hear you on so many of your points.

Egghead said...

I hear what you are saying. I could make a career of reading and adding blogs. There are just so many interesting people out there and things to see and experience through someone elses eyes.

Kareer Woman said...

The Jolie twins, SO DAMN TIRED of hearing about Hollywood, we all have too many things back here in reality to deal with, right?

Bear Naked said...

I wrote a post
http://wwwbearnaked.blogspot.com/2008/04/serious-topic-it-all-depends.html
about my experience with TVT (trans vaginal taping) if anyone is interested in a first person account of the procedure.
And if you find anyone who would be willing to pay for reading blogs please pass their name to me.
I could be rich.
Bear((( )))

Caution said...

You had to have your bladder muscles tested? What do they do: fill it up and wait??

Mental P Mama said...

Caution: Yes. And more.

Flash Stitcher said...

Blogging, keep it up, I love to read your blog!!! I just have a problem getting myself going in the morning or I would write more often.

Celeb babies....I hate the fact that they have made it fashionable to have babies out of wedlock and then trade partners like they were dealing cards. I do not mean to sound like it is worng to have them when you are not married because if I had not gotten married I too would have had my NSLO but...can we stop all the gushing??

NSLO had a pelvic ultra sound and she had to drink 48 ozs of water 1.5 hours before the test.....I swear her beautiful eyes turned yellow. I thought she would never come out of the bathroom after the test. You, dear Mental P Mama have my deepest sympathies!!

You ceiling fan is like my dining room chandelier, it goes where I go.

Vacation, I hear the Dominican Republic is nice, Paris (my favorite city in the world, mind you not the people!) or Asheville NC to the big hotel that has a spa, etc. Wherever you go..have fun.

mommypie said...

1. I love the ceiling fan. Very Casablanca.
2. Brangelina twins, meh.
3. My blog roll is GINORMOUS, and it's STILL not up to date!!!
4. Any place tropical sounds delicious ...

Flea said...

Do I even want to know how they test bladder muscles? And I thought that was a flower.

Debbie said...

No you are not...I have about 150 to read...it's addicting, I know! Then the guilt for not visiting EVERY ONE every day...right :(

I thought your fan was a flower. Oh my, I love that it's a fan much better and a treasure of your Mom's!

Sick of Brad and Angelina period.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

OK, please make me a promise.

If you ever find out how you can make money reading or COMMENTING on blogs, please toss me a bone.

There just has to be a way. I just know it.....I know it.

Meg said...

I have way too many blogs on my reader...and yet, I keep adding more! The Joie- Pitt family...enough already.

There are so many women out there blogging for bucks...I just don't know how. I have tried getting them to talk about it with no luck.

The bladder muscles...oye...not fun baby, not fun.

I happen to love your avie...

Go treat yourself to Italy when your kiddos graduate!

Keetha said...

I'm rather enjoying Orange Beach, Alabama. We can talk more later.

The ceiling fan avatar? That is so cool.

Money from blogging? What is this fairy tale of which you speak?

holly said...

hi. yes, i'm here because i googled "angelina jolie's twins". i just can not get enough of them. that and madonna's possible divorce. do you have any information on either of those things? i'd really like to know.

you should go to wales. it's lovely here. it hardly ever rains *all* day...
we have castles and stuff...

kidding! okay my FAVORITE holiday...denmark. no, hungary. NO! portugal!

........
and btw, if you email me a photo, you absolutely can be a blogger fairy.

imbeingheldhostage said...

I'll answer the last question (even though I am really interested in knowing if there is money to be made reading blogs!). ENGLAND. Otherwise known as Great Britain, The U.K or United Kingdom.
I have an extra room!

Ok, Where Was I? said...

Unlike Flea, I totally want to know how they test bladder muscles. But I'll take your word for it and never sign up. If ever I should be presented with a sign up sheet.

I think I'm in the blogging minority in supporting Brad and Angelina's family. They've got butt loads of money and a desire to have lots of kids, even adopting. Good for them. I think what's sick is that the rest of the world will pay 20 million for photos of the twins, who I'm fairly certain are going to look like wrinkled up newborns. And they're not going to be as cute as my kids.