Wednesday, May 28, 2008

U-Haul update

So I get a call from the lady who said I couldn't work....actually a voice message because I missed the call. She said that she felt bad that she couldn't hire me so she talked to payroll and they said that I can be hired for 7.15 an hour (YES!) I called back and they kept transferring me to different people because the lady that I was originally supposed to talk to wasn't at her desk. I hung up and now just waiting for her to call me. So I'm happy(for now). We'll see what other kinds of obstacles I am going to face when it comes to this job later on.

So cross your fingers for me and hopefully I can start working really soon!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Now is the time

To feel better and quit smoking! I had been smoking since I was 16. I had quit cold turkey with both pregnancies and just recently started up again. My excuse was a two year old and a 10 month old who is teething. Now trying to get hubby to quit is another story...

Africa needs food and medical supplies not condoms

I was quite appauled when I saw this article in my inbox. I understand that condoms can reduce the amount of pregnancies but c'mon Planned Parenthood, why don't you just give them free abortions while you are at it too??

"Please, when you go back to America, tell your country we need band-aids, no more condoms"
A friend of a friend recently got back from a trip in Africa and she had this story to tell.

While she was there, she went to visit a local health clinic. She was taken on a tour of the facilities by a member of the staff, and was brought back into the supply room. There her guide showed her the supplies that this small village had to work with. She opened one cabinet marked first aid and found a few small boxes of bandaids, and a few other gauze stripes, but a basically bare cubbord.

She then opened the medical refridgerator, used to keep antibiotics and other medicine at the proper temperature, and found no supplies whatsoever.

However, that was just 2 doors, there were still several more to go. She opened the last three with the guide and was stunned.

All three cabinets were completely FILLED with American condoms.

Her guide looked at her and said

"Please, when you get back to America, tell your country we need band aids, no more condoms!"

I knew that the African people were being shipped boat loads of condoms but I had absolutely no idea the insanity! So i decided to do a little break down of funds.

I tried to do research to find out exactly how many condoms were sent to Africa each year. Unfortunately, there is absolutely NO way to figure this out. Nobody knows, not even the US government. There are just that many.

So I went to International Planned Parenthood Federation, and this is what I learned.

In 2005 alone, IPPF sent some 103.4 million condoms to Africa. At 50 cents a condom (on the American market), that is approximately $51.7 million spent on condoms to Africa.

Seeing as the more prevalent problem in Africa seems to be lack of food, not lack of condoms, (according to my friend of a friend) I decided to figure out just how much food those 103.4 million condoms COULD have bought.

(I figured my prices based on the American market, again a conservative estimate since food prices are MUCH lower in developing countries.)

An average meal (1/4 cup beans, 1/4 cup rice and 1 piece of flat bread) would cost only 25 cents to prepare.

Since my estimate for condoms is about 50 cents each, that means each condom sent could have provided 2 meals for starving people.

With IPPF's funds alone, that's 206.8 MILLION meals that could have been purchased in just 1 year for the price of those condom.

And then comes the matter of the homefront. Certainly, this is a great case for not sending condoms to starving people- but what about here.

Well, the same rule applies. For every dollar (about how much a condom retails for in the States) spent on a condom here, you could feed 4 starving people.

Basically, if you didn't have sex that one time, 4 people could have had dinner.

If that doesn't make the decision to have sex a little more difficult, I can't think of what would!

Beyond that, the average price for the Birth Control Pill, after Insurance, is approximately $25. At 25 cents per meal, that means each month's worth of pills is worth the same as 100 meals. Break that down by days, and each individual pill is worth 3.3 meals.

That means, if you gave up your birth control pills for just 1 month, and sent the money you saved to feed the poor, you could feed 1 person 3 square meals a day for that entire month, and have leftovers.

So the decision is yours- have 'responsibility free' sex and let that person die of starvation, or take responsibility for your role as a memeber of the global community- live without birth control pills for just 1 month- and save a fellow human from a gruesome, slow death due to starvation.

To me, that's a no-brainer.

Song/Video of the day

People always want to thank the spouse of a soldier but I don't need thanks. This day is for my dad, my husband, and the many other people who are in the military, I'm just the silent ranks who chose to stay in this lifestyle because I really don't know any other way. I love this song and it gets to me each time I hear it (my hubby too...shhh!)

So don't say thanks to us spouses, just hug us and buy us alcohol for putting up with our men and tolerating the fact that the military comes first. We understand that...well, at least some of us!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

This is one of the most important days for me for not only being a daughter of a soldier and also a wife of one but an American in general. We take things for granted each day and sometimes we need to stop and thank our military for the sacrifices they choose to take for us to be free. I found this on The Memorial Day Foundation and wanted to give them credit (I don't want to be looked down on for not doing recent mistake)

Memorial Day

Memorial Day was first called Decoration Day. It was a day set aside for us to honor those who died preserving the Union in the Civil War. It was called Decoration Day for the act of decorating the graves of dead soldiers with flowers. On May 5, 1868 General John Logan, National Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, officially proclaimed Decoration Day, in his General Order No. 11. It was first observed on May 30, 1868. General Order No. 11 went on to state that: We are organized, comrades, as our regulations tell us, for the purpose among other things, "of preserving and strengthening those kind and fraternal feelings which have bound together the soldiers, sailors and marines who united to suppress the late rebellion." What can aid more to assure this result than cherishing tenderly the memory of our heroic dead, who made their breasts a barricade between our country and its foe? Their soldier lives were the reveille of freedom to a race in chains, and their deaths the tattoo of rebellious tyranny in arms. We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. All that the consecrated wealth and taste of the nation can add to their adornment and security is but a fitting tribute to the memory of her slain defenders. Let no wanton foot tread rudely on such hallowed grounds. Let pleasant paths invite the coming and going of reverent visitors and fond mourners. Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic.

It is unknown when Decoration Day first became Memorial Day. The Holiday was first celebrated by the people of Waterloo, New York on May 5, 1866 and then again on May 5, 1867. It could be that Decoration Day and Memorial Day were celebrated concurrently in different parts of the North for many years until World War I. The South refused to acknowledge May 30th honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I. On June 19th, 1926 by joint resolution, U.S. Congress authorized and directed the Secratary of War to accept a tablet commemorating the designation of May 30th as Memorial Day. At that time Memorial Day was made a National Holiday and changed from honoring those who died fighting just the Civil War to honoring all Americans who died fighting in all our wars. In May 1966, President Lyndon Johnson officially declared Waterloo, N.Y. as the birthplace of Memorial Day.
Since 1971 Memorial Day is now celebrated by law on the last Monday in May. That year Congress passed the National Holiday Act, P.L. 90-363 to ensure a three day weekend for Federal holidays.

Since the late 1950’s the 1,200 soldiers of the U.S. 3rd Infantry Brigade place small American flags at each of the 260,000 gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery on the Thursday before Memorial Day. They then patrol the cemetery 24 hours a day during the Memorial Day weekend to ensure that each flag remains standing.
Since December 2000 in an effort to help Americans remember the true meaning of Memorial Day the "National Moment of Remembrance" asks that at 3P.M. local time all Americans pause for a moment of silence in remembrance and respect.

I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I did and have a moment in silence for our fallen and remember the two forces that will die for you:

Jesus Christ and the American Soldier

Friday, May 23, 2008

Well, they need something to do

Now that all the porn is banned. Damn...soldiers can't have any fun sometimes.

Ban on Sex for Soldiers in Afghanistan Lifted ... Sort Of

Stars and Stripes Drew Brown May 15, 2008
JALALABAD, Afghanistan -- Single soldiers and civilians working for the U.S. military in Afghanistan can now have sex legally. Sort of.
A new order signed by Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Schloesser, commander of Combined Joint Task Force-101, has lifted a ban on sexual relations between unmarried men and women in the combat zone. Poll: Sex in a War Zone Okay?
General Order No. 1 outlines a number of prohibited activities and standards of conduct for U.S. troops and civilians working for the military in Afghanistan. Previously, under the regulation, sexual relations and "intimate behavior" between men and women not married to each other were a strict no-no. The regulation also barred members of the opposite sex from going into each other’s living quarters unless they were married to each other.
To find more deployment news and resources, visit The Deployment Center.
But the latest version of General Order No. 1 for Afghanistan, which Schloesser signed April 19, eases those restrictions.
The new regulation warns that sex in a combat zone "can have an adverse impact on unit cohesion, morale, good order and discipline."
But sexual relations and physical intimacy between men and women not married to each other are no longer banned outright. They’re only "highly discouraged," and that’s as long as they’re "not otherwise prohibited" by the Uniform Code of Military Justice, according to the new order.
Single men and women can now also visit each other’s living quarters, as long as everyone else who lives there agrees, and as long as visitors of the opposite sex remain in the open "and not behind closed doors, partitions or other isolated or segregated areas," according to the new regulation.
Unmarried men and women who are alone together in living quarters must leave the door open, according to the new policy.
Men and women "will not cohabit with, reside or sleep with members of the opposite gender in living spaces of any kind," unless they are married or if it’s necessary for military reasons, the new policy states.
A cursory reading of the order would seem to suggest that unmarried men and women could have sex in their living quarters, as long as all other persons who live there agree, or if they left the door open, if they were otherwise alone. But that’s not the case, said Lt. Col. Rumi Nielson-Green, a spokeswoman for Regional Command East and Combined Joint Task Force-101.
"Sex in both scenarios … would be a chargeable offense under the UCMJ," Nielson-Green said, referring to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, in an e-mail to Stars and Stripes.
Nielson-Green said the policy change was "not significant on a practical level" since it simply aligns General Order No. 1 in Afghanistan with similar policies in the region. Neither U.S. Central Command, which oversees U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, nor Multi-National Forces-Iraq bar sexual relations between unmarried men and women in their version of the order, she said.
"The expectation is that troops should behave professionally and responsibly at all times," Nielson-Green said, adding that while the new regulation does not condone sex, it "does recognize that such behaviors happen, and if they result in any chargeable offenses, then appropriate actions will be pursued."
"The bottom line is that the troops are responsible for their own behavior," Nielson-Green said. She declined to "speculate" on the conditions under which soldiers could engage in legal sexual behavior.
The UCMJ contains several provisions under which sexual relations are prohibited between men and women. For instance, married persons cannot engage legally in sex with anyone other than their spouse, or they can be prosecuted for adultery. Sexual relations between subordinates and higher-ranking personnel are prohibited within the same chain of command. Sexual relations between officers and enlisted personnel are generally prohibited as well. Homosexual relations are completely prohibited under the code.
Nielson-Green said the new policy does allow commanders to make the provision on sex more restrictive, as long as they have approval from the CJTF-101 commander.
In eastern Afghanistan, the 173rd Airborne Brigade, which is nearing the end of its 15-month deployment, won approval to stick with the old policy that bans sexual relations between unmarried soldiers.
Maj. Will Helixon, the brigade judge advocate, said the issue was basically one of fairness.
"After we’ve treated the soldiers this way for a year, it’s not really right to change," said Helixon said. "That’s the bottom line."
According to Helixon’s staff, 28 soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade have been punished for having sex in Afghanistan or for violating the no-entry rule in the past year. Those punishments ranged from letters of reprimand to field-grade Article 15s.
At Forward Operating Base Fenty, near Jalalabad, the reaction of soldiers to the lifting of the sex ban was mixed. Some soldiers declined to comment. Others said they were married, so the change would not affect them. Some thought it simply create more problems. "I think it’s a bad idea," said Pfc. Shane Inman, 30, of Fort Dodge, Iowa. "I think there’s going to be a lot more pregnancies going around. Not that there already isn’t. But at least they won’t get in trouble for it."

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

What a cute idea!

I received this e-mail today and thought "What a great idea for kids!" This site has great products for people who love to cook and bake. Check out the article and see if you enjoy it too!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Feeling alone in the world

Lately I have been feeling lonely. I long for a great friend whom I can talk to on a daily basis. I do have friends but not one that I can really relate to and talk to each day. I just am wanting someone to come over and bug me and just be there on a day to day basis.

Trust has been a huge issue since I left Ft. Campbell and nothing has been right ever since. People aren't how they seem and you don't know if you can open yourself fully to someone. I used to have that problem of being too trusting which bit me in the ass. I am a pretty open and honest person and I don't lie. I have been out of high school now for 10 years so the petty childish crap has been done and gone for a long time. I used to be fake just so people would like me and since I've grown up I have been myself and said to hell with anyone who doesn't like me for me.

Relationships, even with my own husband, have diminished and it seems like there is noone to turn to and it sucks. This is why I am always turning to my blog. Its my serene place where I can let it all out and uncaring about what anyone else thinks.

Well, I am done for now, my daughter is being really fussy I think she is teething.

Til later

Sunday, May 18, 2008

My top Entrecard droppers

Thank you so much for making me a bit more popular! I love advertising on some of my regulars because they are pretty popular within the blogging community. Here are the top 12.

Dropper # of drops
Something From Some Unfamous Body 23
Life In the Internet 19
Lee Doyle - Contains Nuts 18
sourkandy 17
Article Specialist 16
So Now What? 15
Dubai City 15
The Ups,Downs and Sometimes Insane World of Freelance Writing 14
Dot Com Mogul 13
joanjoyce 12

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Not sure what this title should say

Although this picture pretty much tells about my life when I lived in Ft. Campbell.....

Today I got a lovely blog comment from myspace stating that it was a shitty thing for me to copy and paste her post and put it on here without giving her credit. What I did was copy and paste something that I didn't realize that she wrote about Military spouse appreciation day. She turned it around and asked me if I thought she wasn't good enough to write something like that, that wasn't like that at all I just didn't think about giving her credit and not because she wasn't good as a writer, she is, I just didn't think at the time. I'm sure that I'm not the only one who has made mistakes such as this and was forgiven. I'm sure if her bestie made a similar mistake she would forgive and forget and all would be well in the world.

I don't know about you all but I'm a pretty forgiveable person. If someone mistakenly forgot to credit something they took off my blog I would let them know and ask them to please link love me and go on with my life not make it a huge, blown out of proportion, kinda deal.

I realize that it was just myspace but c'mon, this was an unintentional mistake, something that I never thought a friend of mine would be so upset about.

So to everyone, I'm sorry that I copied and the next time I see something that I really like and want to use on my blog I will remember the immature fight and remember to ask and make sure I credit you! :)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Bloggers Unite for Human Rights

Bloggers Unite

I kept putting off writing this blog but since it has to be done by the 15th (which is tomorrow for me) I decided to.

The first time I heard about Darfur my heart went out to the innocent women who were tortured, raped, and beaten daily by their own people, the ones who were supposed to protect them. How could human beings do this and not feel guilty about it?

I read this on the Darfur webpage:

The conflict in Darfur, Sudan, has led to some of the worst human rights abuses imaginable, including systematic and widespread murder, rape, abduction and displacement. Hundreds of thousands of civilians have been killed by both deliberate and indiscriminate attacks, and over 2.5 million civilians have been displaced. Though violence persists, the UN Security Council has mandated what may be an effective peacekeeping operation to guarantee security for the people of Darfur.

How can we, as humans, sit back and let this happen to our fellow brothers and sisters?

This part really tore at my heart strings, especially as a feminist:

Background: Women and Girls in Darfur

Since February 2003, armed actors in Darfur, including Sudanese government forces, the pro-government Janjawid militia and rebel groups have used rape, displacement, and mass murder as weapons of war. Women and girls, especially those who have been displaced from their communities, have been subject to acts of sexual violence and other brutal assaults. Many women and girls that survive this violence suffer long-term mental and physical illness, social stigmatization and significant economic hardship.

Rising insecurity in the region now threatens to further escalate the human rights and humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in Darfur and eastern Chad.

How can I as a woman let this happen?

There are some people that think rape is about sex, its not. Power is the superior being of rape and these men are using rape to overpower these women and girls and are getting away with it everyday. Some of these girls are even as young as 8. As a mother of a 10 month old daughter, it really hits hard to even imagine something like that happening to her. I read this story about survivors of rape and its hard to even think about that happening to my loved ones.

I signed up for Women for Women International after receiving some information from a really great humanitarian. In a few weeks I was matched up with a woman from Rwanda, it wasn't Darfur but its a great way to show other women that we care. When you sign up for the sponsorship you pay 27 dollars a month which isn't too much, about a dollar a day and you can e-mail your sponsored sister or write her snailmail. I sent an e-mail a few weeks ago but haven't heard anything back which I was told beforehand due to translators and the sisters not having time to write back. I'm sure she appreciates anything she receives and I'm more than happy to help her.

If you would like to help you can go to any of the sites I have listed above. We all as humans need to look out for others, especially ones who cannot protect themselves. Look at them as if they were your mother, sister, aunt, cousin, and even your own daughter. Look at the men being victimized as your father, brother, uncle, cousin, and son.

Its hard to see that happening isn't it? It happens each day in Darfur and other countries around the world.

Thank you for reading this and I hope this post will open your eyes to whats going on.

Wednesday's Hero

Wednesday's hero was sent to me by my good friend Sarah. Thanks sweetie, I'm happy to use your stepdad as Wednesday's hero.
Col. Gregory Cain stationed in Yigo Guam

This is why Sarah chose her stepdad as her hero:
This is my stepdad. I met him when I was around 14 and he has been the greatest dad I have ever known. Unlike most of my mothers boyfriends he has always made me feel special part of the family. I didn't live with my mother so my visits were always awkward when she had a new BF but not with him. He use to take me fishing and play nintendo for hours and it was great. He never tried to replace my dad, He was just there for me when I had problems. I was a difficult teenager when I was younger and my mother and I ALWAY clashed so he was the man of reason and calm in our family which with 2 bull headed women this was really hard. Also him and my mother have a son that is now 10 imagine my surprise at 18 hearing guess what you are going to have a brother. lol Well even when he came along my stepfather never treated me any different then his own kids which was a relief for me. My stepfather and I have a wonderful bond and he even danced with me at my father/daughter dance in my wedding. He is the greatest smartest man I know. He is now a cornel (sorry for the spelling) in the Air force and a vice wing comander in Guam. He is also a B-1 bomber pilot. Yet with all this responsiblity when I show up and when I leave from my visits he still seems to come home in time to greet me and give me a hug and kiss before I leave. There are always lots of tears but I wouldn't trade it for anything. It takes a special man to come in to a new relationship and deal with an out of control teenager and not feel the need to run and hide but actually help to mold her in to a well rounded adult. He is a wonderful caring man and I am proud to call him daddy.

If you want your hero to be featured on Wednesday's Hero e-mail me at
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Thank you! :)

What I learned since I became a mom

1. Sleep? Whats that?
2. I learned that if I forgot the diaper bag even to go somewhere for a few minutes, one of the kids pooped, spit up, or hungry
3. Don't ask me about pottytraining...ugh
4. I can be a kid again!!
5. If you never believed in love at first sight, give birth to your firstborn
6. If your kids are silent, they are up to something
7. hearing the toilet flush and then your son screaming...not a good thing
8. having kids close together, not a good idea
9. never wear your best clothes and expect them to stay nice for more than an hour
10. Watching them sleep is the best time of the night

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mommyfest Blog Party

I love this idea because it gives bloggers a chance to be seen! I haven't had a chance to actually get involved with the contests but even though, I still can read other blogs and get some great ideas to write for my own!

Let me give you a brief description of myself:

My name is Crista, I am a 28 year old army wife and mommy of 2 kids, 2 and 10 months. We currently reside in Alaska dreading the summer months due to lack of darkness! I love to cook (I'm going to college for culinary), scrapbook, blog, and entertain. I have lived all over the place due to being an army brat, now wife and have met great people and saw interesting things. I love meeting new people too!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

My Mother's Day

I spent most of the afternoon in bed watching Absolutely Fabulous on BBC America. I so love this show and love when they play repeats all day! This episode is one of my faves:

I see some previews of a show Coupling that looks kind of interesting so I think I'm going to check that out. If anyone who reads this watched that show give me some reviews! I hardly ever watch BBC America but when there is some good programs on then I'm all for it!

My parents wonder why I watch British shows, I love them and watch them often!

Happy Mothers Day everyone!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Wow, I had no idea porn had that kind of power

According to, bases around the world are going to restrict the sale of pornographic magazines. The soldiers say it will "hurt" morale. I don't know whether to laugh at that statement or just be mortified by it. I didn't realize that our American soldiers needed naked women to look at just to survive, hell if thats the case I'll just send some nudie photos of myself before my husband goes to the field or leaves for a few weeks...damn. I think its a little silly to use morale as an excuse to keep Playboy on the shelves at the Shoppette but thats just my opinion.

A Department of Defense committee that reviews materials sold on bases ruled last year that magazines such as Playboy and Penthouse are not pornographic.

Wow, are you serious? Last time I looked at a Playboy I remember seeing one of the playmate's cooter, if thats not pornographic then I'd like to know what is. I also have read some of the articles and some of the cartoons are well over the pornographic capacity.

This part of the story is the same excuse men use as to why they read them:

"We all read 'em," said Pfc. Paul Rubio, 31, of Bakersfield, Calif. "There are times we just read 'em for the technological parts like the new gadgets that come out. They have good stories sometimes too."

Reading the article literally made me laugh out loud, it really tells you how much men think of sex..I mean us women do know but it proves the point in this article.

Here is the full story if you wanna check it out for yourself

Thursday, May 8, 2008

3X Thursday

I found this from a blogger because I love doing daily themes each day (when I actually get a chance to do them). These are the questions I'm supposed to answer:

1. What plans do you have for the upcoming weekend?

Well, since we finally got our stimulus check we might go and do some things with the kids, just need to find something!

2. Do you have any major plans for the summer?

Well, my mom has been wanting us to go to Illinois with them so the relatives can see miss Lila. The only people from my family that has actually seen her in person was my mom and dad so by the time anyone gets to see her she will be 1. I'm not a very good flyer since getting panic attacks at the age of 18, anything, even driving makes my anxiety go crazy. I need to find something that will get rid of it permanently.

3. If money was no object, is there would something you'd like to do/somewhere you'd like to go/etc? If so, what is it? If not, are you happy with the way things are?

I would really like to get the hell out of here. I feel like I'm on another continent! I would love to visit the countries that I didn't have a chance to see when I lived in Germany. I keep having repeat dreams about visiting England for some reason so maybe I'll get to go there one day that would be know this girl is a softy for guys with British accents!hehe

I hope you enjoyed my Thursday blog and I hope you come back again to check out the rants and raves of yours truly! :)


Wednesday, May 7, 2008

So yeah...

For a long time I have wondered about the female orgasm. I was about 24 when I had my first...yeah I know what you are saying.."wow, you were that old?" Yeah and it was a vibrator that did it. I had no idea what the wave was that came over me and it was like "Oh. My. God." I couldn't describe the feeling. I was doing some research about it because I was so frustrated because it was taking me so long to "get there" and why it doesn't take some guys very long at all.

I was going back and forth about posting a blog like this and thought "well, hey, its my blog and what I'm feeling so what the hey"...but I'm not making you read this either. You may be a fellow entrecard member who is dropping a card or a random blogger who is checking out my blog, whatever.

This is the description of the female orgasm:
Sometimes I think that "getting there" just takes too much damn time and with 2 kids and school and life I just don't have that kind of time. I don't fake it though, that is lame and if my husband has already gotten there and I don't feel like taking the extra time I can get sleeping its done and he's pretty much passed out anyway.

I do love the sensation that an orgasm gives, its a sugar high that can be addicting. Sometimes I wish it would take 3 minutes to actually achieve one for females but as we all know, us women have to do it right or it doesn't get done at all. I think one of my problems is is that I need full concentration to be able to achieve that arousal point. If I get distracted by whatever I can't get there at all.

I'm still learning and reading up on tips and tricks and of course *ahem* porn...ok, this girl likes porn so deal!

Season finales already?

Gosh it seems that just yesterday the writer's strike ended and now we are going to have to watch reruns all over again? NO fair! Well, at least Army Wives is coming back! yeay! I'm not a big reality show fan, I am more driven towards sitcoms and dramas. My favorite shows include:

Moonlight (hot sexy Aussie, what more can a girl ask for (okay I have a thing for guys with accents)
Ghost Whisperer

Two and a Half Men
Big Bang Theory
The Office
My Name is Earl

And of course my Nick at Night shows...I still love Roseanne!

Well, even though the season shows won't be new again til the fall I can still watch the reruns and the ones I forget to DVR!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

What I promised

In a previous post I was going to show you what it looked like in the evening in Alaska in the summertime so here it is.
I am going to post pics when it gets to be July and its daylight at midnight. You'll be amazed! I am going to make some blackout curtains soon so we all can sleep better!

Friday, May 2, 2008


Could be the devil? Well, a really, really good devil although my friend Leslie put it in a visual....think of a wire brush up your bum and someone YANKING it out really fast. I bought it a few weeks ago and have been off and on with it because as her description of it thats pretty much what it feels like.

So I came home after purchasing the little blue pills and opened up the package. I had to read all the instructions and 5 books that came with it (okay maybe it was like 3 or 4 but it was still too much for me to read!). I was a little perturbed about the warning it gave about if you eat too much fat (you are only allowed 15 grams of fat each meal). Basically this pill absorbs the extra fat and makes you go run to the bathroom within 35 minutes of eating extra fat. I'm not going to give you a bonus visual because I'm sure the last one was bad enough but after you have gone and done your business you feel about 10 lbs lighter.

So after all the reading I decided that I was going to start it the next day. That evening I made homemade chili mac.


I didn't even have a whole bowl, it was maybe like a half cup of the stuff. About 30 minutes later I was in the bathroom. I think that any food I ate the past month along with any oil along with it was out of my system and in the toilet when I was done. Its THAT good!

The website is full of information and if Alli is right for you. I'm almost done with the bottle and I think I will go and buy refills because it makes my body feel empty and less fattening (which is nice!).

I have lost 5 lbs since using it so thats a plus too!

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