Saturday, October 22, 2011

Songs That Make Us Sing Saturday!

I love the Backstreet Boys. Don't laugh! I've been a crazy stalker obsessed fan since I was 15. And when I say obsessed, I'm so not kidding. For years my poor hubby had to go to sleep with a poster of AJ above our bed. (God I'm lucky he loves me!) No matter the day I have, any BSB song comes on and I'm instantly cheered up! So nothing makes me want to sing more then one of their songs. And my fav?? Everybody (Backstreet's Back) I even could do the dance! And this song always reminds me of the first BSB concert I went to, even though I've been to hundreds more since then.

I linked up with Not Just Another Mom of Twins and Because I'm the Mommy, the two people behind Songs That Make Us Sing Saturday. Check out their blogs, and share what song makes you wanna sing!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Remember When?

I remember when.....

People wore slap bracelets and Bart Simpson t-shirts.

I had my first kiss.

I found out I was pregnant with my first child.

Rap was about more then booty.

I found out I was pregnant with my second child.

We didn't have to lock our doors.

I'd take coffee to school in the 6th grade.

Alternative meant flannels and Kurt Cobain.

I got detention for the first time.

Gas was $2.

I caught lightning bugs in jars.

NKOTB was huge.

The Showplace Theater showed movies.

Being threatened I'd get sent to Father Baker.

People pinned and rolled their pants.

Prom night/graduation/Senior breakfast.

The original Thunder Cats, He Man, GI Joe, Smurfs, and the Snorks.

Writing for the Buffalo News.

Summer meant three months of being outdoors.

I fell off of a horse.

Cross colors.

I first met my husband.

MTV played music videos.

The POS broke my heart.

The Challenger exploded.

"If it doesn't fit,you must acquit."

Teased hair and AquaNet.


The Ozone didn't have such a big hole.

Kids worked out their differences by fighting, not shooting.

Mmm Bop.

What do you remember?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Writer's Workshop - Don't Ask, Don't Tell

I love my husband. I do. But my poor, sweet, honest husband has had to learn a thing or two about the little white lie. Like he should use it. Often. For the sanity of our relationship, here's ten things that I have decided are the hot button topics that no matter what his answer is, he is guaranteed a night on the couch, or I will be guaranteed to have a "headache."

1. Does this dress make me look fat? Obviously if I'm asking him this, I feel fat. But my husband is a nice, honest guy. You can guess where his honesty landed him!

2. Don't you remember I said that already? If I'm repeating myself, no, he didn't remember. And then I get all angry because I think he doesn't pay attention to me, and then he winds up  on the couch.

3. Can we stop and ask for directions? Before smart phones that slice and dice and are GPS ready, we got lost. A lot. And hubby says he knows where he's going, and it's just up ahead. Two hours later, we're in Pittsburgh.

4. Do you want to go shopping with me? No man likes to go shopping. I can't think of any other question that will make him run screaming from the room like that!

5. Have you seen the credit card? Unlike the hubs, I am a shopper. I love the mall. And he knows if I'm trying to hunt down the credit card, he's going to have a heart attack when the bill comes next month.

6. and 7. Aren't you done yet? You're done already? Enough said.

8. Did you forget today's our anniversary/Valentines day/etc? What is it about guys? They can remember who threw the fastest curve ball to score the touchdown. (I know, I totally just mixed sports didn't I?) But when it comes to remembering your anniversary...."I thought it was tomorrow." DOH!

9. Do you think <insert famous singer/actress name here> is prettier then me? You really don't want the answer to this. I have thankfully never asked this, but I could only imagine how long the hubs would be couch bound if I did and didn't like the answer!

10. Is that a grey hair? Totally mean, and not appreciated. But, I got him back. The hubs is going to be thirty-seven this year, and he gets the heebie jeebies when I joke that he's like the crypt keeper!

Mama Kat totally inspires me, and got me out of the school books again!

Writer's Workshop - The Bucket List

I am 31 years old.

And I've never.....

1. Climbed Mt Kilimanjaro.

2. Traveled cross country.

3. Taken a cruise. (Do you see a travel theme here?)

4. Learned to speak Chinese.

5. Rode the white water rapids.

6. Been on a roller coaster and not been scared.

7. Gone over Niagara Falls in a barrel.

8. Eaten blowfish.

9. Told someone's Achy Breaky Heart anything.

10. Watched a scary movie in the dark.

11. Learned to swim.

12. Found a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

13. Learned the dougie.

14. Found an oasis in the desert.

15. Helped a women give birth in an elevator.

16. Seen Ryan Gosling naked. (YUM!)

17. Run with the bulls.

18. Laughed so hard I spit something out of my nose.

19. Figured out what O.P.P. meant.

20. Streaked.

21. Met a queen. Or a princess. Or some lowly third cousin removed from royalty.

22. Been happier then I am right now.

Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop does it again!! She is awesomely inspiring! Or maybe I'm just trying to avoid homework.