December 5, 2010

News You Can't Live Without

First up: There's a reason I've chosen younger men all these years. Rephrase: there are MANY reasons I prefer younger men. Though I'm trying to "go older", those guys aren't making it easy, and I'm about out of Cougar-Be-Gone.

Two: Fragrant Liar made Amazon's Kindle's Top-rated 100 Humor Blogs list. I think I'm #61. Lots of faves on this list with me. If you wanna get Fragrant Liar on your Kindle, click here. Leaving a review will help me move up the rankings too. I mean, if ya wanna.

Three: I got a new J.O.B. Yay. My full-time writing gig has been temporarily chopped to part-time. But whew! Just in time for Christmas, which I will spend, for the first time in history, without even one of my kids. Merry fucking holidays.

But I do get mini-rugrat updates, which I relish. See, youngest nanababy Shaboobka turned one. To celebrate, here she is doing a little extracurricular excavation work. How could anyone get mad at this face? Besides, that's a pitiful palm. You ask me, all Shaboobka's missing is a few Hot Wheels. That's my girl, tear it up.




Four: On December 4th, my parents celebrated 56 years of marital piss and vinegar. Nobody does it better than those two. I'm serious. Look who they raised. Me: Piss and Vinaigrette. And I'm a great catch. Depending on how old you are . . . obviously.

Five: I saw Leap Year on HBO. Twice. Despite what the critics said, I liked it a lot. Makes me want to hit Ireland and let a feisty Irish lad sweep me off my feet. Slainté. On that note, why do people who go to Ireland always stand on cliffs and look down at the cold, deep, violent waves a bazillion feet below? Don't they know they could fall off? I mean, you're just tempting the universe when you stand that close to an edge. I make it a policy never to go near something that could kill me. It's why I look at the Grand Canyon from as far away as photos.

Six: I WON! Debbie from Suburb Sanity held a contest for questions to ask tweens about texting, in conjunction with TextEd with Jane Lynch. Being the deeply critical thinker I am, I came up with real posers for the kiddos; and somebody, in his/her infinite wisdom, crowned me the winning recipient of a $25 gift card. Woo-hoo! Disposable income!

If you're not already a regular Suburb Sanity reader, go here and see what you're missing. Thanks, Debbie!

Happy December, y'all. Hope you're staying warm.
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56 comments:

Jason, as himself said...

Wow! You made the top 100! Good for you!

Madame DeFarge said...

Congrats on the Kindle and on the job. Love the pics too. She is seriously cute. Give her as a present, everyone will want one.

meleah rebeccah said...

Sweeet! Congrats on the new job AND for making it on Amazon's Kindle's Top-rated 100 Humor Blogs list. That is awesome!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Congrats and congrats and congrats! Also, thanks for sharing the dirt.

XO!

Red Shoes said...

Dating... I'm with you... only I've been dating younger women... like you, I have many reasons. The more "age-appropriate" women just don't want to get out and go... there's so much to do... so many places to go!!

~shoes~

Out on the prairie said...

All of a sudden you realize you can survive on less money, unfornately it takes years.Love the kid pics, I let them do this and people never ask me to help their children have fun.

Kristina P. said...

I had no idea there *was* even a top 100. That is super awesome!

Heidi said...

That's fantastic for making the top 100. You are my hero. Well deserved--I enjoy your blog and your twitter too!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh. The excavating pictures made my day. That is the cutest thing ever : ) It likes like she liked the dirt : ) Cute. Cute. Cute!

Irish Gumbo said...

Wow, you are just all sorts of cool and nice! Congratulations on the ranking and the job.

As to cliff-gazing: that is a very Irish thing to do, I think...gazing into the depths and knowing that, in the end, the world will break your heart. ;)

Cheeseboy said...

I've never made the top 100 in anything and there were only about 120 kids at my high school. Congrats and that and Suburb's pretty awesome.

Hilary said...

Lots of positives here but I'm sorry you'll be kidlet-free for the holidays.

That wee one playing in the plant is just adorable. You bring us the best dirt. ;)

McGillicutty said...

Wow.. top 100...very well deserved, I love a good dose of Fragrant...
hope your Christmas will be peaceful and indulgent, treat yourself this year.

Lisa said...

Whoo! You are on a roll!!!

I love the photos of that precious little girl who decided to see what the dirt tastes like. I'm picturing her mother's face right before she decided to grab the camera instead of having a freak out.

Laraine said...

Congrats on the Amazon list. Great blog.

Fred Miller said...

I understand about the younger men. I look at my waist in the mirror and about hurl. My shoulders and stuff look pretty cut, but I can't lose the middle stuff. And I work out like a fiend! Stick with the young guys as long as you can! They can't do it long, but they can do it often.

Twenty Four At Heart said...

If I wasn't married, I'd be all about the younger men. Yes, I am a cougar wannabe! : ) I'm sorry you won't be w/your kids for xmas. I'm glad you're with me on the top Kindle list. Aren't we just hot stuff? : ) And yay on the job. Any job with a paycheck is a very GOOD thing!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Woo hoo! Congrats on the job. Sorry that you're spending Christmas alone. I know what you mean about not having the money to Christmas shop. I have a new job myself but shopping isn't on the list of things to do this year.

So very cute, Shabooka is. Looks like she's got the eye of a gardener in the making.

Congrats on Kindle.

Cinner said...

congratulations on the kindle and on the job. now the pictures are just precious, made me laugh. take care and I wish you all the best for the season.

Sarah Lulu said...

G'day ...Congratulations ...but then I already knew you were smart and funny.

I will stay warm ... December 1 was the first day of summer for us ...but we are having the wettest summer for many years so far ..lots of flooding around my state.

A new job .... and older men hmmm I'm testing men out too hahaha ....
For the first time since the 70's ....it's a trip!

daisyfae said...

congrats on the J.O.B. and the serious linky love from Amazon! as for the irish boys? highly, highly recommended. got one in my lineup that's a bit of all right...

slommler said...

Congrats on the new job and the Kindle!! That is super!! And the pic of the little one is too too precious!! Love that face...dirt and all!!
Hugs
SueAnn

♥ Braja said...

I nearly got bored then I found your post. I have NO idea what you're talking about but I'm glad you're Kibble and Rye'd if that's what's happening....xoxox

blueviolet said...

Ok, you're right. I couldn't get mad at that dirty little cherub either.

Congrats on all your good news!

Gaston Studio said...

Double congrats on being in Kindle's top 100 blogs and for the new J.O.B.!!

Wonder what she found in that flower pot besides the dirtiest, cutest little face.

creative kerfuffle said...

congrats on the job and the ranking! that is pretty spectacular! it blows you won't be w/ any of the kids for christmas though.
the excavating pic is damn funny. : ) thanks for sharing that. maybe you need to hide some gummy worms in that pot the next time you visit?

foxy said...

Okay, first of all, CONGRATS on the job! Money, unfortunately, is a necessity. DAMMIT.

Second, your newest nanababy is ADORABLE! Even amidst all that dirt.

Third, TOP 100?! Very cool! Way to go, ho!

Happy December, Hooha! You are missed!

Julie said...

Hey hotstuff, long time no read. I'm all about the cougar thing, my man is only two years younger but still....rawrrrrl. :)

I'm getting caught up on my blog reading, finally. Happy holidays!!!!

Linda Medrano said...

Congratulations on the top 100. I personally think you should be in the top 10, but that's me.

Younger men? Uh, yeah. My husband is 15 years my junior and we've been married for 21 years. I really so no reason to pursue men my age or older. Plus a lot of them are looking for a 20 year old.

What a yummy cupcake of a baby!

Pastor Sharon said...

I love, love, love the angel with the dirty face! Those pics say it all!

And yes, hotwheels would be nice.

Congrats! You've got lots to celebrate!

Missy said...

You are a celebrity!!
A damn funny celebrity, I might add!
Congrats on the new J.O.B.

Brinda said...

Congrats on making THE 100!! Your blog is on my top 10 for humor. :) I look forward to seeing it arrive in the inbox.

Mixed Reflections said...

Woah! Congrats on making the list. Well deserved. That little sweet one is developing an early love for gardening. She's adorable. I'm sure you enjoyed cleaning it all up.

only a movie said...

Congrats on the Kindle thing. When I figure out how to get blogs onto my kindle, I may be subscribing...

Congrats on the job too.

xo

Jabacue said...

A future gardener in your midst!! Cute!
Jim

mac said...

Those folks over at Kindle are catching on to what the rest of us already know.

Older, younger, whatever, I can see why fellas like you :-)

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Lots of big news. Do tell about the JOB! Amazon's top rated Humor blogs? You go grrl!

Candice said...

So who's c*ck do you have to suck to end up on that list? Because clearly there are a few people there with severely sore jaws. Not you, of course. ;)You're actually funny.

Congrats on the job!

Oh, and it looks like you've got a future gardner on your hands. Adorable!

Zella said...

Congratulations !! And, couldn't agree more on the subject of younger men... ;)

injaynesworld said...

Making the top 100! Well, that's kinda awesome. Congratulations.

I'm living through my own personal austerity program right now, too. As much of a drag as it is, I can't help thinking there's a lesson in it for me.

Hopefully, once I learn what that is, things will turn around again. The Universe seems to work that way for me.

drollgirl said...

SHE
IS
SO
CUTE!

and i am glad i didn't have to clean up that mess!!!!

lisleman said...

I didn't know about the kindle blog list. I should check it out. congrats. Love seeing kids eat dirt it reminds me of my cooking.
Ireland is (well it's been many years now so maybe 'was') a magically place to visit. The Cliffs of Moher are worth the visit and you don't need to go to the edge. In fact the wind and rain kept me back. But if cliffs are not your thing then enjoy the country side, music and pubs.

Ann Imig said...

I love piss and vinaigrette.

Congrats on Kindle!!

goodfather said...

Congrats on making Kindle's Chock-full 'o Humor Blog list. I'm not funny, so... yeah. And further congratulatory-ness on the J.O.B. I'm interviewing for a position as a cougar trainer, ironically.

rory said...

Cool baby.
You rock in all the right ways.

Loz said...

Congratualations on the Amazon listing :)

Michele R said...

Congrats on all those things!

lovelyprism said...

It's nice to see you again! I always did enjoy your blog and I *think* I am back for a while. Happy December! Good luck with the new J.O.B.

TechnoBabe said...

Congratulations on the Job gig.
Congratulations on the Amazon Kindle gig.
Congratulations for the the $25 winner gig.
That's all for now.

Brian Miller said...

nice...cute little one...and nice on the top 100...and new job...and younger men...welll.....

Captain Dumbass said...

61? That's fantastic! Good for you.

Mmmm, dirt.

yogurt said...

Top 100 - you go, girl! And glad to read your liked it review for Leap Year. I've been undecided. But as a sucker for romantic comedies, I figured it was just a matter of time before it found it's way onto my queue.

That picture of your nanababy, the expression on her face, "uh oh, what's she gonna do to me?" is just priceless. She is adorable, even with a potting soil mustache.

Joker_SATX said...

ROTFLMAO!

Dawn @Lighten Up! said...

Congrats on the top 100, lady! Couldn't have happened to a funnier lady with a new Jay-Oh-Bee!

secret agent woman said...

Congratulations, and a happy December to you, too.

Annie (Lady M) x said...

Congrats on making the top 100 - that is brilliant. I just loved the pic of the little one 'excavating', it made me laugh my head off!