Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday Five -Internet Memes

It's always amazing when things go -"Viral" on the internet and a lot of times become their own memes. Actually meme to me is meme -I never really heard of meme before recently -I don't know maybe it's just me? In fact I am pretty sure that I was misprouncing it -(if even in my own head) I thought you'd say it like- mey-mey but, apparently you say it like meem -Again who knew? Anyways I'm sure we all have our own fav. viral memes -Here's my top 5 for today's Friday Five:

1. Pants on the Ground -This is originally what got me thinking about all of this. I did actually watch the episode of American Idol of which it originated and liked the catchy tune -Then BOOM! The next day it went viral- diff. Facebook's groups,all kinds of people even celebs putting their own twist on it -YouTube videos ;Remixes-etc. So,just in case you missed it-Here's the original:

2. Kittens!-Inspired by Kittens. If you haven't seen this -OMG it is one of the cutest/funniest things-Ever! And like all memes there are various versions on YouTube-etc.-Like a kitten watching Kittens inspired by Kittens-Ha! But here's the original:

3. Ima Let You Finish - You probably remember that whole thing at the 2009 MTV awards when Taylor Swift was accepting her award for Best Female Video and Kanye West interrupted her -Of course he did say those now infamous words -"Ima Let you Finish" Everyone seem to agree that whole fiasco was not cool! But, the subsequent meme is pretty funny -Check out all kinds of funny pics -At the website dedicated to -Ima Let you Finish.

4. The Dramatic Chipmunk -This is one of my 1st and fav. memes of all time! Even though I don't think it's a chipmunk -Maybe some kind of gopher or prairie dog?? And even though it's short- It's true it's got to be the best 5sec. clip on the 'net -It cracks me up! Here's the original:

5. Charlie the Unicorn -There's different videos but, I'd say for me the 2nd one is my fav. especially between minute 2-3- Choo Choo -Shoe -Cracks me up! So, here's Charlie the Unicorn #2:

So,there's today's Friday Five - Do you like these memes? Whats your favorite viral video;internet meme?
Happy Weekend-Everyone!

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Do you know what Hashimoto's is ? I know it could sound like some Japanese restaurant or something-Huh? But, I'm talking about Hashimoto's Thyrioditis -or Hypothyriodism. We have found out my daughter has this.
Awhile ago she went to the Dr. and ending up having the H1N1-I talked about that here. As the Dr. was checking her out he noticed some swelling in her neck-A goiter. I never really noticed it too much before and after she was well enough to get a blood test we got that done at the Dr's request. Once we got the results back it was found that her TSH levels were high and she was referred to a pediatric endocrinologist. Which actually wasn't new for us -we've been there for my son. And if anyone has been referred to an endocrinologist or other type specialist you probably know that it can take months to get an appt. So,that's how it went we waited to hear back about an appt.-the endocrinologist actually called 1st for a follow-up appt. for my son-I tried to see about getting my daughter's appt. but, I guess they didn't have her paperwork yet. Once I finally heard back about my daughter I got it worked out for both of the kids to be seen the same day/time-Which was just this week! My son checked out fine and the Dr. said she doesn't have to see him anymore-But, now she'll have to see my daughter for an on-going basis. She did another blood test to be sure and I just heard back yesterday it's confirmed Hashimoto's Thyrioditis- She will have to take a pill everyday -probaably for the rest of her life. The Dr. says she should be fine as long as she takes her med's-Everyday. So,that's that-Luckily it seems we caught it pretty early-there hasn't been a lot of other symptoms so,I'm glad the Dr. noticed it. Now hoping the med's work out fine and everything. I of course did a lot of googling about it yesterday-If you want more info here's one of things I read about it.

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Friday Five- A confession...

So, I have a confession even though I'm a Stay at home mom I'm not a complete domestic goddess -I know shocked -Right?! One of my weaknesses is cooking-Sometimes I get too much into my head and analyze why I am not 1 of those people who lurve cooking. I think some might be growing up with my dad-even though he's a good cook he didn't exactly teach us a lot and we did eat fast food occassionally. And speaking of fast food being a young mom trying to find my way in the "real" world I did rely on fast food a lot even after I was married we got fast food quite a bit. And when the hubs and I had more $ we love to eat out at restaurants. But, don't think that I don't ever cook! I'm just a simple gal I don't want recipes that call for some fancy ingredient that I can only find on a full moon in Brazil- if you know what I mean. In fact I would venture to say that most of us moms kinda like cooking given the time and resources-It 's just most of the time we want something fast,easy,and good -Am I right-Or what?! So,that brings me to today's Friday Five - 5 easy recipes that I lurve. 1st I love Kraft Kitchens website especially their budget wise and their 1 bag 5 dinners -So, I'll start with that...

Polynesian Glazed Meatballs - It's yummy! Did I mention easy too!


Meatball Subs -I used to love getting meatball subs from Subway-Now,I can make my own! And see how easy that is -You basically get a 2lb.package of frozen cooked meatballs and you get 2 meals out of it-Love it! (I made both of these this week :) I also love that Kraft has serving suggestions like serving fruit to round out this meal -Usually I set out a big bowl of grapes that we all share.

3. Another easy way to cook is the crock-pot right? And soups this time of year are so yummy-So,

Zesty Minestrone -Again from Kraft Kitchen Foods.

4. Another good soup -Chicken Tortilla Soup - I kinda do a mix of a couple diff. recipes. One of the best/easiest things I do is get 1 of those pre-roasted chickens from the store and use that-Add the chicken towards the end -Since it's already cooked.-Mmmm!


Beef Broccoli Lo Mein - Again I kinda do my own mix of diff. recipes. but I do take another shortcut and use already package stir fry strips.

So,there you have it -Today's Friday 5 and now I think I'm ready for lunch =D Have a good weekend everybody!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wordless Wednesday -Aaah a snake!

Ok so it's not really a snake -More like a toy snake or should I say a snake of toys =D Anyways this is the kind of stuff my son does ALL the time- Just wanted to share. Have a nice day my bloggy buddies!

Friday, January 8, 2010

The world according to my son

This is still a Friday Five post just -by my son. You see he loves to grab the camera and snap pics (1 of his new presents is a little camera.) A lot of times I delete the blurry pictures that he takes of his toys or other things around the house but,I recently kept some and now to share-The world according to my son- Friday Five...

1.A few toys -a ball,a puzzle,a helicopter,and a felt/book

2. A similar pic- just more of the book and in a blurrier version

3. A little plastic chair he has -that yes he put stickers all over it- Oh and also an upside down cowboy on the chair.

4. Another blurry picture -Can you tell what it is? -It's our Christmas tree and my husband would be so proud that he got a picture of one of the penguin ornaments :)


This picture always makes me grin and giggle a bit- It's a good picture of our cat =D

So,that's today's Friday Five brought to you today by my son. Hope everyone has a good weekend and stays warm! Schools here have been closed the past couple days because it's been so cold-you can always check out my latest Examiner articles if you want some indoor fun ideas or if you're around Tulsa info on local Children's Museums.
Ta Ta for now

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Cousin's Wedding

I probably mentioned before that it was a busy time with the holidays and then my cousin's wedding-Whew! The wedding festivities are over and now it's back to the daily grind!
Finally they got married ;) You see the bride of course is my cousin and the groom's family has been friends of the family -for a very long time-Our grandmothers are friends!
The festivities went something like this-The bridal shower was here at my house Fri- New Year's day. In all the hustle and bustle I didn't get a good pic of the spread we had :( But, it went well. Later that evening was the rehearsal dinner it was a catered event at a nice Bed and Breakfast/Historic mansion/home- Here's a pic of the place:
Then the next day -Sat. Jan. 2 was the wedding! My daughter helped with the guest book-The little entryway to the Chapel was very cold so,we moved it inside the chapel until the ceremony started. The ceremony was short and sweet and then everyone moved on to the reception. At the reception there was a catered lunch - A very nice one at that-Prime Rib,Salad,Sides and of course -Wedding Cake! Here's some more pics:

Well,that's it for now -I'm still trying to get back into the swing of things-Until next time :)