Disclaimer

All posts are of my personal opinion. I do not edit myself or sugar coat things. If you are easily offended this blog might not be for you.

Much love,
Sole`

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My Newest Wish

Have you heard of mini-pigs?  Supposedly Paris Hilton (hag) and Rupert Grint bought a couple.  They are the cutest little animals.  They are very loving, clean, and now due to breeding, very small.  They run anywhere from $400 to $1200 here in the U.S. but I bet they would be worth the price.  I was planning on getting a dog when I go to Savannah for grad school, but now I am leaning more towards a little piglet.  They are the cutest things.



Is this not the cutest thing you have ever scene?


Check out this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wic_MjEyBM&feature=related

Movie Review #2 Paranormal Activity

I didn't get to see this in theatres because all my movie friends are too chicken, but it came out today and I got it in from Netflix.  For the 1st 20 minutes or so I was bored.  Not much was going on, but when the shit hit the fan I was completely engrossed.

If you have not heard of this movie at all I will give a brief synopsis.  Katie and her boyfriend Micah move into a track house and she starts to sense a personal demon has come back for her.  When she was a child she and her sister would see a figure at the end of her bed watching her.  When she was 8 her house burned down and no one could figure out what caused it.  Everything in the house perished (or so they thought).  Now at 23 Katie senses the demon is back.  Micah is skeptical to say the least so he sets up a camera to really see what is causing Katie's restless nights.  What they see and hear on the video is shocking.

As someone who has experienced "paranormal" activity myself I could completely sympathize with Katie.  When "something" was discovered in the attic I was so scared.  (I don't want to give it away.)

If you like a good ghost story go for it.  It was really scary and after you get through the boring beginning you will be on the edge of your seat.


Jib Jab's 2009 Year End Review lol

I love Jib Jab.  I guess my sense of humor aligns with them for the most part.  Here is the link to their newest video.  Enjoy!

Jib Jab

Monday, December 28, 2009

Tyra please don't leave us!

I'm not the kind of person who tivo's shows and obsesses over talk shows, but I really did love Tyra's show.  She brought real women onto the show and helped them with their problems.  I used to like Maury for this reason.  He helped people with thier problems and didn't make a shirade out of it.  I guess his ratings weren't that great so he went Jerry Springer on us.  Anyway back to Tyra.  One of the last shows I saw she brought on women that had lost a lot of weight and they talked about the problems they are having now such as friends resentment, family issues, ect.  Her topics are always interesting.  On another show I saw last week she had teenage-young 20s girls that wanted to be famous brought on the show.  These young girls were so obsessed with becoming famous they would do anything, one spent rent money on a photoshoot, others agreed to do a sex tape to get their name out.  She helped convince these women to get their priorities in order and get popular by a safer means.  She just seems like a genuinely nice person that I would love to meet.  I hate to see the talk show go.  Maybe they will at least keep the reruns coming.

Good luck on your other ventures Tyra.



Saturday, December 26, 2009

Pope Gets Tackled...Good I hope it hurt.

So the Pope was tackled during a Xmas Eve Mass.  I find this funny.  Maybe it was an angry African that got Aids because the Pope is opposed to birth control and told poor African's to abstain from sex.  Yes lets tell people in 3rd world countries that have nothing to eat, no food to speak of, have to worry about lion attack, and that blistering heat to ABSTAIN from the one fun activity their poor asses can afford.  What a douche.  If you really wanted to help the Africans send them food and give them some condoms for Christ's sake.  I mean damn.


Plane Drama

Ok so another terrorist tried to detonate a bomb on a passenger plane.  I don't understand these people.  After 9/11 how do they expect the other passengers to react when they threaten the entire plane?  You can claim to have all the bombs you want, but after 9/11 you had better be able to detonate them fast because the other passengers are going to kick your ass.  If a terrorist was on my plane I would send a goodbye text to my mom and Jay and then attack.  I only weigh 75 lbs, but I am furious and have taken a couple self defense classes.  If its a guy go straight for the balls.  If its a woman (although women only account for about 10-20% of violent crimes so that is unlikely) go for the eyes. 

I hate to sound...I can't think of the right word, but they really need to come up with a new plan.  A hijacker will never be able to keep a plane full of people subdued after 9/11.  If I'm gonna die, I'm gonna f you up first.

Much love,
Sole`


I hate Walmart...

My aunt got my mother a Saint's shirt for xmas and of course she wasn't paying attention to the sizes.  She got my mother a men's larger.  We are both extremely petite women.  I wear a large in girls shirts or xs in juniors and my mother is not that much larger.  She might wear a women's small-medium depending on fit.  Needless to say this was a nightshirt.  I went to Walmart to return it today and it was a nightmare.  Everyone had shit to return so they closed the regular customer service center and opened about 5 lanes to only due returns.  Not only did people not pay attention and get in the line with regular items (even though it had neon signs that said RETURNS ONLY).  Then after 30 minutes (no I am not exageratting and yes I am a nerd that timed it) I got to the front of the now closed line and the woman said "I can't take returns for that."  Aparently they can not exchange NFL licensed gear without a receipt.  I told her it was a gift and that was why I didn't have a reciept.  She said she couldn't help me.  I told her that I was sorry, but she would have to get the manager to approve it.  I waited 25 minutes and I was at least getting them to exchange it.  She rolled her eyes but got the manager and she approved it as long as I only used the gift certificate to get another shirt. 

I really try not to be a bitch with cashiers.  I used to be a cashier and a waitress so I am usually very courteous to people in the service industry, but this time I couldn't help it.  I'm pretty sure I turned a nice shade of red when she said she wasn't going to return the damn shirt.

What I don't understand is that Walmart is one of the highest profit making corporations in the United States, but they are never staffed properly.  HIRE MORE PEOPLE WALMART!!!!!!!  YOU CAN AFFORD IT!!!


Happy Holidays Everyone!

I just wanted to say happy holidays.  No matter what you celebrate I hope it is fun and without drama.  Enjoy family time and not having to go into work for a few days.  Most of all feast on your favorite foods and don't worry about counting calories.  Wear sweat pants if you have to ;-). 

Much love.
Sole`


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Cricut Cartridges at a steal!!!

Ok Big lots has cartridges for sale now for $30 in this week's ad.  It of course says limited quantities and will probably have not the new carts in stock to be on sale for that price, but this is where we get sneaky.  Hobby lobby will match a competitor's price if you bring in the ad.  You can print the one online or go into your local store to see what they have and pick up the printed ad there.  Then take that ad and bring it to Hobby Lobby and show the cashier the sale price.  The Big Lots ad does not say which cartridges so there should not be a fight over which ones they will sell for $30.  They will honor that price (or your Hobby Lobby sucks.)  Micheals will also match prices and I am not sure about JoAnn's or AC Moore because we don't have those around here.  Good luck.  I'm going shopping tomorrow.  ;-)

Oh and Big Lots is open til 7pm tomorrow night and Hobby Lobby is open til 530 tomorrow night.  I am going to stop by here before I leave to have xmas with my family.  Woot!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Glass Etching for Couple


ONLY use ARMOUR ETCH when trying to etch glass.  If you use something else it  turns out like crap.  I had to redo this one and others.  I used svgs or butterflies, birds, anything to dress it up.


Hope you like them.

 
Pics suck I know.  Sorry.

A Pink Cougar box for My BC Surviving Cougar G-Ma

You didnt think I have only been complaining have you?  Shame.  I have only been taking breaks from crafting to bitch, but here it is.  I hope you are inspired.

I started out with a plain chip-board box from Walmart that cost $2.50 and painted it.  I added pretty cougar paper, cut out svgs from svgcuts.com and here it is.




Great News!!!

My crazy aunt and crazy uncle will not be coming to this year's family affair.  My aunt is a complete narcisist.  She turns every situation around to be about her. 

7 years ago she divorced my uncle because he finally got fed up with her cheating and she couldn't deal with the situation.  Aparently he was mean to her.  Then after 5 years of completely avoiding him and not speaking any kind word about her husband of 18 years he decided to move on.  He saw this really nice woman that the whole family loved, but was completly scared.  The relationship however did not last.  My aunt found out that her retirement fund was slipping away and she pounced again.  They took up just where they left off in that horrible relationship that tainted everyone involved. 

Now my other aunt also has an issue with her ex-brother-in-law.  He basically stole her 2 kids and wouldn't allow them to call her to tell her they would not be coming home.  Then when my good aunt confronted him about it he blew up on her and lets say "said some innapropriate things."  Well my good aunt would not come to Thanksgiving because my uncle was there.  It was a big fiasco, but finally he left and my good aunt came over and we had fun.

Now back to the bad aunt.  She then turned the Thanksgiving fiasco into something about her.  The bad aunt bitched at the good aunt that it wasn't fair that she could drive the crazy uncle from our lives, but she couldn't (even though she was the one who brought him)! The whole thing is so ridiculous.  I wish a house would fall on the bad aunt and save the rest of us.

Well the bad aunt has dropped out of the family xmas because the good aunt said she would have it at her house.  Funny, she never had an issue making it before, even when her and the uncle were divorced and he still came...

I know this is a little hard to follow, but that is really how the situation is...

Blog Candy Alert!

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Thanks Allison!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

RIP Brittany Murphy, Aged 32

Oh Brittany, I really loved your movies.  You were so beautiful and a great actress.  In 8Mile you played the role of the aspiring model who dated Rabbit.  You were wonderful and hit the mark.  In Just Married with Ashton Kutcher you were the fun-loving rich girl who lives through the worst honeymoon imaginable.  I always laugh even at the thought of that movie.  I am sad to see you go so soon.  You could have been great.



Saturday, December 19, 2009

Cheapest way to get the new Cricut Cartridges!

I just saw the Forever Young, Songbird, Heritage, and Tie the Knot cartridges and some way or another I will find a way to get them.  I might have to do them 1 at a time and have to wait til I find another job, but they will be mine eventually. 

The links go straight to PC for the official pics.

I found this site called Memory Miser that has all the recent cartridges for $40 with free shipping.  This is the cheapest way to get them.  Even the ones on Ebay are selling for $45-50. 

Good luck.  If you get them before I do let me know how good they are...

Palin dodges tomatoes....

Apparently at a book signing in Barnes & Noble a 33 year old Minnesota man threw tomatoes at ex-Rep VP candidate Sarah Palin.

I only have 1 gripe about this story...He MISSED!!!  He hit 2 police officers acting as guards next to Palin.  Same thing when that Iraqi man threw his shoes at Bush.  People IF you are going to be arrested for disorderly conduct at least hit your target.  SHEESH!  On another note, I hope she does come to LA.  I won't miss.



David Goldman and the Brazil Custody Battle

I can honestly say I am torn on what they should do with this child.  On the one hand his father obviously loves him and wants to know him, but on the other he grew up and loves another family very far away from his father.  All this little boy knows is his mother's family and his stepfather.  I'm not saying Mr. Goldman should leave his son, but you have to understand what the little boy must be going through right now.  This person who is a stranger to him is trying to take him away from the only family he knows and he lost his mother not that long ago...  I think Mr. Goldman should go to Brazil and get to know his son and then possibly keep him some of the time until they can get to know each other.  After all, this child thinks of Brazil and his Brazillian family as home. 

This is a tough situation and I hope the families can be peaceful about it for the little boy's sake.


Famous Ted Kennedy Healthcare Speech in 1978

I just wanted to share this.  I think he is spot on!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Cricut A-Z DVD review from Above Rubies Studio

I got this in today and plugged it in.  I must say I am dissapointed.  For the most part this is painfully basic.  If you could not figure out how to change the blade then I don't think its a dvd you need.  I do love ABS and almost all of the projects Megan has done, but I thought this was a dvd that showed projects for beginners to advanced cricuteers.  This is a dvd that walks you through all the buttons on the machines (all 3, not just the expression).   I already knew what these did and if I had a problem I could look that up on youtube for free.  I am dissapointed because I wanted a project dvd, not an idiots guide to the cricut.

I'm not swearing off ABS, but if she does anymore dvds I probably will not buy.  I have yet to get the Pink Stamper's dvd.  I should have gotten that though.  Robyn teaches you the buttons while making a project, which is more to my taste.

If you have never heard of a cricut and don't like youtube this dvd is for you.  If you are from my generation that hits buttons to figure out what they do or you watch free youtube videos to understand the basics this dvd is not for you.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

And Why do you have a Kid?

Ok I went to Target because the ladies I work for gave me a gift certificate and I had just been oogling over a scrapbook paper organizer there anyway so I got that and one other item and went to the checkout.

I was tired and was not paying much attention but did think it was strange that the lady in front of me had two buggies and was not standing next to her child that was sitting in the little kiddy seat.  I didn't care and only really started to notice that something was off when she and the cashier kept looking around.  I then realized that a parent had left their 2-3 year old toddler in the buggy to go back and get something.  It was after about 5 minutes that the woman came back with a $5 dvd in her hand.  The cashier was about to call the manager because the 3 of us were about convinced this woman had abandoned him.

All the while the lil boy was looking around saying "Momma? Momma?"

"I couldn't find it!"  Yea we noticed...  If I had wanted him, and he was cute, I could be a mommy right now.  I could have easily walked up and taken Jr to the car with me simply telling the cashier that "Mommy" wanted me to put him in the car and get ready to go.  The cashier wouldn't have known (not that she is to blame for any of that). 

Really?  Is a $5 dvd really worth risking loosing your child.  I know someone who has been trying to adopt for a few years now and I really should have walked off with this lil boy and given him to my adoptee friends.  At least I know they would never abandon him like that.

Ok people, a department store, a restaurant, any public venue is not a baby-sitting facility.  They are not responsible for your children.  If you don't intend to keep your children with you at all times then do not take them with you...

This is not the only thing that could have happened to the lil boy.  What if he decided he wanted out of the buggy and fell and cracked his skull open? 

Please can we pass a test that is required before anyone is allowed to have kids and if they pass they are still mandated to have parenting classes.  Some people just shock and amaze me.



Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Beautiful Watch giveaway!

I just discovered the bead princess.  She has some amazing creations and is giving one away.  Here is the link:


http://rachellewrites.blogspot.com/2009/12/bead-princess-giveaway.html

Here is an example:


Monday, December 14, 2009

Amazing Giveaway at SVGCuts.com!!!!

They are giving away an amazing prize package, it includes a cricut personal cutter, a $50 gift card to their website to buy amazing svg files, and SCAL.  You would be all set to go!

http://svgcuts.com/blog/?p=4324&cpage=1#comment-5076

Good luck!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme
TodaysMama and Provo Craft are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year? 

Cricut Cartridges, a Couch, a netbook, a space heater, more storage

2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received? 

Homemade cookies using a very special recipe

3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle?

A baby scrapbook for the first year

4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child? 

A paint set

5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year? 

no children

6. What is your favorite holiday food? 

Turkey and Stuffing


7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays? 

I bought plain paper-mache letters from hobby lobby and personalized them.  look at the blog to see some examples

8. What is your favorite holiday movie?


The grinch who stole christmas with Jim Carrey

9. Favorite holiday song?


Where are you Christmas by Faith Hill

10. Favorite holiday pastime?

Watching the kids in my family open presents 

WW II Battleship sailor tells Obama to shape up or ship out! and My Response to the Geezer

This venerable and much honored WW II vet is well known in Hawaii
for his seventy-plus years of service to patriotic organizations and causes
all over the country. A humble man without a political bone in his body,
he has never spoken out before about a government official, until now.
He dictated this letter to a friend, signed it and mailed it to the president.

Dear President Obama,

My name is Harold Estes, approaching 95 on December 13 of this year. People meeting me for the first time don't believe my age because I remain wrinkle free and pretty much mentally alert.I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1934 and served proudly before, during and after WW II retiring as a Master Chief Bos'n Mate. Now I live in a "rest home" located on the western end of Pearl Harbor, allowing me to keep alive the memories of 23 years of service to my country.One of the benefits of my age, perhaps the only one, is to speak my mind, blunt and direct even to the head man.

So here goes.

I am amazed, angry and determined not to see my country die before I do, but you seem hell bent not to grant me that wish.I can't figure out what country you are the president of.
You fly around the world telling our friends and enemies despicable lies like:

" We're no longer a Christian nation"

" America is arrogant" - (Your wife even announced to the world,"America is mean-spirited. " Please tell her to try preaching that nonsense to 23 generations of our war dead buried all over the globe who died for no other reason than to free a whole lot of strangers from tyranny and hopelessness.)

I'd say shame on the both of you, but I don't think you like America, nor do I see an ounce of gratefulness in anything you do, for the obvious gifts this country has given you. To be without shame or gratefulness is a dangerous thing for a man sitting in the White House. After 9/11 you said," America hasn't lived up to her ideals."
Which ones did you mean? Was it the notion of personal liberty that 11,000 farmers and shopkeepers died for to win independence from the British? Or maybe the ideal that no man should be a slave to another man, that 500,000 men died for in the Civil War? I hope you didn't mean the ideal 470,000 fathers, brothers, husbands, and a lot of fellas I knew personally died for in WWII, because we felt real strongly about not letting any nation push us around, because we stand for freedom. I don't think you mean the ideal that says equality is better than discrimination. You know the one that a whole lot of white people understood when they helped to get you elected. Take a little advice from a very old geezer, young man. Shape up and start acting like an American. If you don't, I'll do what I can to see you get shipped out of that fancy rental on Pennsylvania Avenue. You were elected to lead not to bow, apologize and kiss the hands of murderers and corrupt leaders who still treat their people like slaves. And just who do you think you are telling the American people not to jump to conclusions and condemn that Muslim major who killed 13 of his fellow soldiers and wounded dozens more. You mean you don't want us to do what you did when that white cop used force to subdue that black college professor in Massachusetts, who was putting up a fight? You don't mind offending the police calling them stupid but you don't want us to offend Muslim fanatics by calling them what they are, terrorists. One more thing. I realize you never served in the military and never had to defend your country with your life, but you're the Commander-in-Chief now, son. Do your job. When your battle-hardened field General asks you for 40,000 more troops to complete the mission, give them to him. But if you're not in this fight to win, then get out. The life of one American soldier is not worth the best political strategy you're thinking of. You could be our greatest president because you face the greatest challenge ever presented to any president. You're not going to restore American greatness by bringing back our bloated economy. That's not our greatest threat. Losing the heart and soul of who we are as Americans is our big fight now. And I sure as hell don't want to think my president is the enemy in this final battle.

My response:

1. We are not a Christian nation. Go look up quotes from the founding fathers. They didn't favor any organized religion and had especially nice (cough) things to say about Christianity. If you want to pull the well its "Christian" morals card out, look up Islamic or Jewish or even Pagan morals and they all follow the basic ideas. No we are not a Christian nation. We are a nation of a lot of religions that like to tease one another.


2. America is arrogant.  I cannot tell you how many times I have heard someone say "America is the best nation in the world!"  who have never even crossed a border much less visited Europe, Asia, or ANYWHERE ELSE!  I hope to travel A LOT before I even stoop to the level of making such an arrogant statement. 

3. America is mean spirited, otherwise we would not have all these assholes on "reality" tv that have such great ratings. We also love to see someone tortured pretty much, remember Al from Married with Children? Shows that help people or are "nice" in nature do not have good ratings.  When "Home Made Simple" or "Antiques Road Show" gets the same amount of ratings or publicity as "John and Kate plus 8" or any of the Housewives shows I will retract this comment.

4. Why does someone who shot a gun automatically think they know whats best for the nation? Someone in one of my classes the other day was bitching about Obama not having military experience...but forgot he went to and Ivy league school on a scholarship (which is not easy to get to say the least). He took advice from his top military advisors and agreed to send 30k troops and to ask other nations for the last 10k, so in case you missed it on the news (many countries are volunteering troops to add up to the other 10k) he did do what his advisor told him, but not exactly word for word.

5.  We should not jump to conclusions that just because someone is Muslim that does not mean they are an Islamic extremeist.  If this were allowed to happen in government in any level they would have all the jails full of Muslims who did nothing.  Yes a Muslim did kill 13 people, but that does not mean he was linked to Alkida  (spelling?).  To automatically assume so is ignorant and actually distracts from the reason it happened.  After 9/11 he was supposedly harassed constantly by cooworkers.  If we were not ignorant enough to assume all Muslims were terrorists maybe the Fort Hood tragedy would not have happened.

Urgh this pisses me off.


5. Like all businesses not in the dark ages, the military and its policies have changed rapidly since you were in so any "military experience" you have is non-related to today.  He enlisted in 1934 and served 23 years which means he left in 1957 which is over 50 years ago!  Tell me Mr. Veteran did you even serve with "negros" or was the military letting them serve you dinner at this point?  I am assuming because you have had nothing to say to any prior president that this might be your motive to complain.

Old people, you had your chance and your time is over. Go watch wheel of fortune and try not to wet your diaper.... 

If you don't like the way we run things you won't have to deal with it for very long.