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    Friday Fill In — Fond of Snape

    I decided since i’ve had the laptop for almost a week and it hasn’t crashed, that I should start re-adding all my stuff and catching up on Blogs. There has been a few emails in my inbox requesting that we bring back Stuff Portrait Friday.  I’m not ready to commit to it, but it’s not out of the question.  Give me time. I will try to participate in some of the day-themes out there though.  I can’t promise that I will be able to do it all the time, but when I can I will promote the hell out of your blog. This week I decided to do Fond of…

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    Because Twitter only allows 140 characters and no pictures…

    My tooth exploded.  Okay, it just FEELS like my tooth exploded.  I was trying to get something dislodged from that little cavity in my tooth that I have been ignoring and pretending wasn’t as bad as it was.  When I did that whole sucking and pushing air around, ZAP…the nerve went from ‘snoozing’ to HELLO, I AM RAW AND THROBBING! I guess it’s time to call the dentist. I found our wedding disc today. I lovely went through all 600 plus pictures.  This one was one of my favorites that I didn’t post with the original set.  He was laughing at me for some reason or another.  Ahh, back when…

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    American Idol

    On American Idol there is this guy. You know which guy I am talking about?  You know what I am thinking right? OMG.  TOO MUCH.  Tone down the ‘oh hell no giiiiiirllll, *snap* you di’ent! Girrrrl.’

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    Did you know?

    I’m allergic to Kiwis?  Yeah. I found out about 10 years ago after buying the sweet, furry things on a whim.  A huge bag from Costco, because why not buy something you’ve never eaten IN BULK? I got it home and cut one open, not really sure how to eat it.  It was so tasty and it made the back of my throat tingle. It then made the tip of my tongue catch fire.  After 15 minutes my whole mouth felt like it was infested with fleas.  I looked like a moron scratching the roof of my  mouth with a fork, but dear Lord was it worth it. Recently I…

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    I had written a post going into detail about the stupid drama going on in the Random and Odd household.  I decided to delete it and go with this; Don’t you hate stupid people? Don’t you hate it when people make judgments by only hearing one side of the story? Don’t you hate it when you’re forced to pick a side? Recently I was pulled into an argument that had NOTHING to do with me.  The only reason I got drug into it was because my 14 year old daughter was being called names by an adult who only listened to one side of the story. I am now left…

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    Look at me, I can be Centerfield

    You know how when your kids are little, even as young as ‘still in the womb’ you decide what they could be when they get older? “Oh, this little one is going to be a kicker!” Well, we all have decided that Jeremiah is going to break Barry Bond’s record. I will be interviewed by ESPN and I will be able to say, “Yes, I remember at 9 months old, my husband put him on his lap and they watched baseball and Shaun taught him over the years on what the plays were called and all aspects of baseball. We knew when he was less than 2 years old that…

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    If I’m to be your camera, then who will be your face?

    We are not in Kansas anymore, Toto. In the past few days, I have been touched by the Electronic Gods.  My laptop had been returned to HP three times to have the motherboard replaced.  The Gods of HP decided that it was going to get junked and replaced.  I got to pick the replacement, WITHIN reason. I had to have the same stats as my old laptop.  Yeah, well…I sweet talked my way into a laptop that all but toasts my bread.   *singing* Shhhhheee’s  a beauuuty! No, it’s not a Mac, but what-ev’. And yeah. The tax returnith comith.  Shaun’s sporting a new Nikon D300.  I say, “Shaun” because he’s…

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    True Nikon Family

    DSC_0175, originally uploaded by DanStone. Dan was one of the first people to put a professional camera in my hands and showed me how it worked. That was 17 years ago. I never let a camera out of arms reach until the day he handed me a video camera. It’s been about as long as he handed me his camera that he finally picked one up again. Through hoops of fire, he was able to get a Nikon D40. It was not a spur of the moment buy. He had actually did a lot of research and asked me about 4,000 questions before he finally gave in and bought one.…

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    L.A. traffic is bad this time of year

    It’s been nearly a month that I have been off my anti-anxiety medication.  The first couple of weeks were hard. The third week was total bliss. This fourth week is trial and error. In the first couple of weeks, I didn’t tell anyone that I had ran out of pills and was choosing not to refill them.  It took some time for my body to realize that I wasn’t on any medication and when it did, I got bombarded with ‘zaps’ of anxiety.  A ‘zap’ isn’t a medical term, it’s a Kristine-term.  Imagine if you will sitting on the couch minding your own business and someone comes up behind you…

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    My Random and Odd Valentine

    Hey everyone, Shaun here.  I’m blognapping Random & Odd to post Kristine’s Valentine’s Day post.  To those of you who don’t know Kristine very well, once you talk to her or spend any time with her, she’ll be in your heart forever.  She can be brutally honest without being hurtful, can be supportive and encouraging even if she disagrees with you.  She can make you laugh when you’re ready to pull your hair out.  She’s the ‘realest’ person I’ve ever known.  The way she writes and speaks is really how she is, and everyone lucky enough to call her a friend would agree.  If you’re new here, stick around and…