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Flip-Flop Traveler: #ShareYourWorld

What type of pets do you have or want?  Or do you not want pets?

We have a goldfish. I would not mind having a cat but I’m okay with not having pets. Then I see a cute puppy like this and I’m confused all over again.


When you’re alone at home, do you wear shoes, socks, slippers, or go barefoot?

Barefoot. I also wear flip-flops a lot. In fact, I’m wearing flip-flops right now.


Are you a traveler or a homebody? 

Both. I like to go places. Some days, I don’t want to leave the house.


Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I’m grateful that I’m going to be working 1st shift again. Of course, I need to get a second alarm clock again. Today. I need to buy one today. Guess who has crazy morning hair? Guess who had to go to work like that for several reasons? Oh yes, I sure did wear crazy morning hair to work.


Road Trip to Comic Con: Three Fangirls and One Guy

The one guy is not a fanboy. We love him anyway. He is irreplaceable. (He drives and doesn’t panic.)

The road trip to Indiana was pretty successful. The kids only had one elbowing altercation. There was plenty of bickering but it was awesome because they were talking to each other. I didn’t bring the car charger on purpose. I knew that the devices would all lose their charge. The kids would have to acknowledge each other at some point.

Of course, this plan backfired when my phone went dead just as I needed the GPS. However, it made for a good adventure. My boyfriend didn’t think so at the time. He really did not see the beauty in the moment.

It was foggy. It was late. It had been a five hour drive with three tired kids without WiFi or a charger. My teenager thought she would literally die without WiFi. We assured her that she would not literally die and that it was more of an inconvenience rather than a life or death situation.

Yes. I did take a picture of them in the backseat. I think they were braiding each others hair. Kind of awesome, right?


If we were having coffee: Comic Con Editon


This weekend, the coffee talk will be road trippin’. When was the last time anyone had the chance to go anywhere?

We spent all day at the Indiana Comic Con. This is what I can tell you:

  • The line for everything was long. If you want to look in the mirror, forget it. Elves are always in the way.
  • Sith Lords move soo slow.
  • Comic con attendees take things seriously. We need things at the convention to be organized so there is no question as to how things work. Also, don’t line jump and crawl under the gates. If so, make sure you don’t knock the gate over. You will look like a jerk. You’ll be lucky if someone doesn’t take you out with their lightsaber. I’m only half joking. I really thought people were going to get into some sort of altercation – geeks or not.
  • I didn’t do as much as I wanted. The kids went too. So I didn’t stalk comic book artists like I had planned.
  • It might be bedtime for mommy sooner than later. I remember why I was not a fan of co-sleeping. I woke up several times with Little Sister’s toys on me or under my pillow – not to mention only sleeping on a 1/4 of the bed. Coffee will be a must for tomorrow.


BlogHer or Type A? Conferences, Conferences



I’ve been trying to organize my social life calendar – I know, not everyone has a social life. My social calendar is extremely limited. I try to fit in one or two events every year. Rock on the Range is already out of the question. ( It’s on my youngest daughter’s birthday. I would feel guilty rockin’ out instead of celebrating her birthday. )

Some years I’m fortunate enough to attend three events. Other years, I can only have free ice cream at Dairy Queen on my birthday and that’s only if I bring a coupon, birth certificate and a co-signer.

So this year, I would like to attend a blog conference. Since this year is BlogHer’s 10th anniversary, it would be so much fun – way more fun than Dairy Queen. It’s in New York City – very exciting.

I’m pretty sure I’m not taking a bus. It’s cheap but I don’t really want to put myself in such a precarious situation. Bus stations at 2 a.m. are not the place to be in any city. However, a bus ride would make for an interesting story but it’s not worth the risk.

Maybe a train? Probably not a plane.

Also, should I look for a roommate? The hotel cost . . . yikes. Let’s just say, it could ruin the budget for eternity.

Is it okay if I’m really out of practice as far as living with other people? I mean, I live with my boyfriend but he likes me already. He also has the patience of Job. Patience of Job – I’m not even kidding.

There is also Type -A Parent Conference in October. It’s in Atlanta this October. It could be fun. Has anyone ever been to a Type- A Conference?





It’s not the Love Boat: NaBloPoMo

Where is the one place you would never want to go on vacation that other people seem to love?

People seem to like cruises in spite of all of the cruise mishaps in the last several years. I still don’t really want to go on a cruise. When I was a kid, I watched “The Love Boat” religiously. I even watched it when I was grounded from the television – that is how much I loved “The Love Boat.”
Any cruise that I would take might not meet my expectations of what a cruise should be. I’m already disappointed that Isaac won’t be my bartender. If I call the bartenders Isaac, they’ll think I’m a jerk. How many times do they have to tell me “Ma’am, my name is Chris.” My reply will probably be “Whatever, Isaac.” This might be when they cut me off from alcohol or throw me overboard. (I wonder if Isaac aka Ted Lange goes on cruises. If so, does he get stuck taking pictures at the bar?)

Mazatlán was a popular destination on the show. Has anyone been there? I’m not sure if I want to go. What about Cancun or the Bahamas? I would love to visit the Caribbean Islands and Mexico but Cancun doesn’t appeal to me either.

Once I went to pick up my pictures at Wal-Mart. I was expecting pictures of my kids with Santa. What I received were pictures of Kid Rock and Uncle Kracker on a celebrity cruise. Are celebrity cruises the cheesiest of the cheesy celebrity gatherings? I like comic book conventions so the chances are good that I will like a cruise filled with celebrities. Will I really care if they are b-list or whatever? Probably not.

So if anyone wants to send me on a cruise so I can decide if I like cruises, please contact me.

Bucket List Goal Completed: White Water Rafting

Somehow I talked Lucas into going white water rafting. Still, he was not as hesitant as I was when we got there. We carried on and went down the river!

It was so much fun! I would do it again tomorrow if I could. We signed up for a half-day tour, which was about two hours. I think we could have gone for the whole day.

The rafting company was River Runners in Buena Vista, Colorado. They were awesome! If you go white water rafting, listen to the directions. It’s very important information to have when you fall out of the raft.

We also were lucky to have a good group in our raft. We were in a group with a nice family from Arkansas. Good peeps!

I did get the water suits for free. So they were out $6. I’m not sure if it was worth the effort I had to go through to get $6 of free stuff for blogging about the trip. Anyway. . . lesson learned. I didn’t even bother to get the free pictures. I took my own so I was cool with that decision.

I can’t wait to go again. Next time, I will bring my own water shoes and an extra waterproof camera.

Water shoes.
Water shoes.


Tour guide
Tour guide

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Captain Joey
Captain Joey
We were supposed to touch the bridge with our paddles. More difficult than it sounds.
We were supposed to touch the bridge with our paddles. More difficult than it sounds.
Guy jumping into river. I did not do this.
Guy jumping into river. I did not do this.
They were laughing because they got drenched by a huge wave. Good times. :)
They were laughing because they got drenched by a huge wave. Good times. 🙂