Tuesday, June 22, 2010


I have to pee and get ready for work so this has to be quick...

So long story short the hubby and I need to get in shape - in a bad sort of way.  A friend of ours had success with a program so we're giving it a go.

We started yesterday and I've got a lot to say (as always) about the matter.  So rather than turn this fun little party spot into a weight loss blog and bore my non-weightloss-blog type readers I made a new little home for my journey.  CHECK IT OUT.   Its bland and boring because I'm in a hurry this morning but its there.  I'll pretty it up later.

Ok guys - I've got a lot of catching up to do but I'm thisclose to peeing my pants and I've gotta get ready to go earn some cash so have a great day!  I'll catch up with you a little later!

Thursday, June 17, 2010


What?  You called?  Well your slacker has arrived...

Guys I SWEAR I've got a good excuse for being absent.  I've been Sick. As. A. Dog.  It went  a little something like this.  Last Friday wheezy, heavy feeling in bottom of throat/top of chest.  Saturday worked the wedding ALL DAY (whole other post) and felt like duke the entire time.  I was hot (like from the outside temps AND from fever), exhausted, stuffy and my back was killing by the end of the day.  Sunday I was practically dead to the world and completely miserable.  Monday I went to the doctor (sinus infection, possibly turning into upper respiratory infection), she gave me antibiotics, told me to rest, drink fluids, chew off my arm (just seeing if you're paying attention), blah, blah, blah.

Well I'm a complete sucker for punishment and forced myself to work ALL week.  Yep, sweating right down to my knee caps, blowing my nose until it was so red you'd swear I was snorting coke minus being a super model and much less rock star-ish, and just an overall hot mess.  I would wake up after tossing and turning all night and hang my head over the bed directly over the humidifier to try and break up the drainage (eww) and relieve the pressure in my face.

Today is the absolute first day I've been able to function.  I actually broke down crying yesterday because I was too big of an idiot to call in to work and no one told baby Miranda to go home.  Why couldn't someone just look out for me when I clearly can't look after myself?  DUH!  (Apparently I need to explain the rules to these people).

So I've missed a couple Garage Sale, Wedding, and Secret Sunday posts.  **Sigh**  **Sniffle** *Deep rattly breath**  I'm sorry!  But guess what?  I do have some goodies to flaunt in your face so that should totally make you happy that we're friends still!  My sister-in-law is a freebie lover and she recently started this site where she scours the internet, finds freebies and posts them for all to find.  Go check it out and see how you can score some of the awesome shiz I have here.  (P.S... I'm kind of a freak and am all about quantity so I like to let them pile up for a bit before I open them - it makes it feel like opening a bunch of presents... go ahead... roll your eyes...)  Here is what I opened today...

Formula, Potty training DVD, tattoos to put on your kiddies that are along the lines of "Hi My Name is __________" in case they get lost ---> brilliant!  Sidenote:  I do not have children yet but I'm game for anything free.  SCORE!

A whole ton of tampons, pads, pantylines, Aveeno shampoo/conditioner, John Frieda shampoo/conditioner, perfume, cologne, Eucerin lotion, Crest 3D whitening toothpaste.  I may not have children but I AM human so these samples are perfect for me - DOUBLE SCORE!

Purex 3-in-1 laundry sheets and of course the frickin Constitution of the United States!  I don't do laundry and I'm not gonna lie, I'd probably only read the Constitution if I was out of air freshener cans to read in the bathroom, but the hubby does laundry and is down with history - HUBBY SCORE!

 A Jiffy cookbook, Lanacane, Prilosec, Special K protein bar, True Lemon, Lime and Orange drink mix.  I'm not sure how I feel about food/vitamin/medicine samples - INDECISIVE SCORE!

Not too shabby huh?  So go do some freebie hunting - its totally fun.  Be forewarned - its also addicting!  Have a fab week! 

Monday, June 7, 2010


Okay... so maybe you've noticed I haven't exactly been Betty Blogger these days.  I've been busy, exhausted, trying to spend time in the "real" world, blah blah blah...  I'm also running low on creative fuel.  Actually the creative fuel is just being sapped by various aspects of my life outside of the virtual community. 

Like weddings for example... Wednesdays post shall be glorious as I will be posting pictures of the bouquets for this weekend's wedding.  Hint...  there are FEATHERS involved.  Go ahead... pee a little...

Anywhoozle - since I have to be awake in T-minus 7 hours and I'm pretty wore out here is a little glimpse of who the lady behind the text is (and I use the term 'lady' very loosely :)

1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?

I used to insist on it being closed - having it open freaked me out.  But now by the time I freefall into bed I don't care so much.

2. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotels?

Ummm... do I have a pulse?  I have a drawer FULL!

3. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?

I love getting into a properly made bed BUT I usually find myself kicking furiously until my feet are uncovered.  So inevitably out.

4. Would you rather be attacked by a bear or a swarm of bees?

A bear.  I'd like to think it'd be faster.  The thought of bee stings and my throat closing up makes me feel like... my throats closing up.  (**abort thought**abort thought**)

5. Do you have freckles?

Not so much.  But I think they're frickin' adorable.

6. What is your biggest pet peeve?

I'm too affected by the every day goings on around me to pick one.  But right now I'll go with the drama at my workplace.  And yours truly (as previously mentioned) is the resident go-to person to lay everything out on the table.  Why oh why?  I really should be making bank in HR at a big company somewhere...

7. Have you ever peed in the woods?

Yes.  A couple times when I was little.  But since my rustic skills have decreased with age, the last time my husband and I camped in the woods he brought a fold out hunting blind, a homemade toilet seat and dug a hole so I could pee in luxury.  There was even a perfectly placed tree branch to hang our tp on.
SIDENOTE:  I cannot squat and pee without taking off EVERYTHING from the waist down.  I even had to do it in a crowded parking garage in downtown Detroit during a Tigers game.  Sorry to anyone who may have witnessed my indecent exposure.

8. Do you ever dance if there’s no music playing?

Pretty much all the time.

9. Do you chew your pens and pencils?

I'm not gonna lie... I catch myself from time to time.  Then I get completely and utterly grossed out.

10. Is it ok for guys to wear pink?


11. What do you dip a chicken nugget in?

BBQ sauce... and I have been known to throw a fit if I can't.

12. What is your favorite food?

Breadsticks.  I could live off of breadsticks.

13. What movies could you watch over and over and still love?

Clueless, Grease and the Hangover to name a few.

14. Were you ever a boy/girl scout?

Nope.  Hence my inability to survive in wilderness.  But I can knock down some Thin Mint cookies does that count?

15. Can you change the oil on a car?

Yeah its easy.  You go to the nearest drive-up oil change place, put on your best "I'm not a stupid girl" face and go with it.  Voila!  Oil changed in 10 minutes or less!  (But I CAN change my own headlight!)

16. Ever gotten a speeding ticket?

Yeah for going what I genuinely believed was the speed limit. 

17. Ever ran out of gas?

Just once.   Lock my keys in the car?  More times than I can count.

18. Are you lazy?

I used to be and I hated it.  I can't sit still now (yet I'm still fat) and I hate that too. 

19. When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?

I think I was a witch a hundred times over, and a clown, and Fred Flinstone and a hippie.

20. How many languages can you speak?

English and ebonics. 

21. Who is better…Leno or Letterman?

Letterman by far.

22. Do you sing in the car?

Yep.  And sometimes I sing AT other drivers.  My mom used to get embarrassed but my feeling was "Now they get to go wherever they're going and say 'you'll never guess what I saw on my way here."  You're welcome random drivers.

23. Ever eat a pierogi?


24. First concert?

Hmmm... It was an all-day thing with Eve 6, Uncle Kracker (before he was more awesome) and... other people that I can't remember.

25. Where would you be able to spend hours and be happy?

A 60 degree night with my pink snuggie, a campfire, no bugs, beer and a few good friends listening to Kid Rock.  (Its a Michigan thing - you may or may not understand)

26. What’s your favorite kind of doughnut?

Chocolate dipped from Tim Horton's.

27. Do you have any tattoos or piercings?

No tattoos yet.  The hubs and I want to get two puzzle pieces that would go together if you could rip off our skin and match them up.  But we can't decide what we want ON the puzzle piece if anything.
I do have my ears pierced and I've had my nose pierced twice - I miss it  :(

28. Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone?

My mamacita. 

29. Are you still friends with the people you knew in middle school or high school?

Some of them.  If you saw my Facebook you'd think so but I only talk to a handful of them regularly.

30. What is the last thing you ate?

A fortune cookie.  "You will attend an unusual party and meet an important person."

31. What did you want to be when you grew up?

A teacher.  A wife.  A mom.

32. Name three things that are close to you:

A pencil, a laundry basket full of clothes that need to be folded (my priorities are quite obvious) and the tv remote.

33. What was your best subject in school?

English.  I loved writing but it wasn't until college that I finally had a professor "get" me enough to make me feel comfortable to write freely.

34. What is your favorite restaurant?

G's Pizzeria - if you ever come to Michigan look them up and order their garlic spears.  I swear your life will be changed.  (Hire a personal trainer for when you get home).  They are the best breadsticks ON EARTH!  There are a few locations throughout the state.

35. Any hidden talents?

I wouldn't call it a talent but I'm finding a knack for floral arrangement.  I'm also freakishly intuitive.  Lastly, I have an unmatched ability to pretend I care when I want to punch you in the face and tell you to get over it.

36. What is your favorite girl’s name?

Miranda.  Naturally.  I kid, I kid.... it used to Isabella but thats wearing off.  I like girls names that could be boys names like Randi, Jo, etc. 

37. Would you rather be a rock star or a famous athlete?

Probably a rock star.  A clean rock star with a great wardrobe and a personal trainer.  Not a coke nosed, hotel-room-trasher psycho.  And I'd want to sit around and have jam sessions with Kid Rock and Hank Williams.  (Thats a marriage between my roots - all of my family is from Tenessee and we've migrated to Michigan) Oh and to shake hands with Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam would also ignite my soul.

38. What are you wearing right now?

Black goucho pants, a purple shirt, my stupid bra that I hate (yes I still have on my work clothes at 12:30 am - I literally JUST sat down to relax), my wedding ring, a black bracelet that I was given as a gift from a coworker's trip to Vegas and my "Stop Child Abuse" bracelet.

39. Did you graduate from college?

Negative.  I got through about 2 years before I decided to quit wasting time and money until I could decide what I wanted to "be"

40. Do you have any nicknames?

Myer, Mirdiz, The Divine Miss M (TRUE), Dizzle and most recently Diz.  (I'm hoping one day I'll just be a symbol like Prince.  I think I like the excitement that an exclamation point could bring.) 

And there you have it.  I've been fighting the nausea that comes from pure exhaustion for the last 25 questions so its off to bed for this girl.  Night night!

Thursday, June 3, 2010


...Or is it "Quicky"? 

Oh my dearest readers...  I have failed you.  Please know that my lack of posts has not been caused by a lack of love for ya'll.  And I do extend my deepest apologies...

This has literally been a week from hell.  In short here's the stupid lowdown:

- with the holiday there's always catching up to do come Tuesday which typically turns into Wednesday, Thursday, you get the idea...

- Wednesday we come in to find that the accountant has up and quit.  She was making a lot of mistakes but was never quite trained right so that combined with her being too afraid to ask questions made for a pretty rough week last week

- So we're left high and dry... the boss is flying out of town on Thursday... and naturally we have to pick up some of the pieces which adds quite a bit to my plate

- On top of this the boss continues to do what I call "emptying her brain" and unloads a million more to-dos on me so SHE can enjoy her vacation (Sidenote:  I do not fault her for taking a vacation but the timing was horrendous)

- After working late last night the boss decides to have a breakdown and pushes me from trying to cope with the added stress to wanting to say "F this!"

... And thats just work...  Things have been hectic otherwise and I've been way too exhausted to formulate a decent post (hence this piece of junk you're reading right now - but I HAD to let you know I'm still alive and kicking).

So lots going on - hopefully next week we can get back to normal.  I DO have some flippin sweet garage sale items to post on Saturday so keep your eyes peeled (<--- someone please explain the meaning of that phrase).  Oh and I'm totally gonna win this giveaway.  So there.

And there you have it.  Your quickie blog post of the day.  Hope it was as good for you as it was for me!