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Once In Love With Amy.... #Blogtober14 Facts About Me

Thursday, October 30, 2014

So today is the day to write the about me post if you are doing the Blogtober14 thing with Helene and Tay. I can't resist these cause it's pretty easy to just spew some random shit about me that y'all don't know yet so here we go....

I was named after the song "Once In Love With Amy" by Ray Bolger, the scarecrow from the wizard of Oz. True story. My Dad liked the song when he was just a kid and decided if he ever had a daughter that would be her name. About 30 years later I came along. This was our Father Daughter dance at my wedding. Go ahead... get ya tissues... I'll wait.

I hate feet, like with a passion. I will cut you if you put yours on me or near me. My kids baby feet were the only exception but once they started looking like real feet... uh uh. I had to teach them all how to cut their own toenails very early cause .... I'm gagging now... let's move on.

I like the frosting better than the cake. I'll eat it all before the cake or just throw away the cake and save the calories. If I see someone leave the frosting behind I am secretly very sad and want to ask them if I could have it. But I don't.

I think I have a touch of the medium in me. I dream about stuff all the time before it happens. Totally random shit, like someone calling me, or running into them. And then it happens and I'm always looking around like is this happening?? One of my girlfriends says you can talk/think it up and make it happen. Money, money, money, money.... yeah that never works.

I love cold weather. I would rather be frozen to the core than sweating balls. If summer was like a month long I would be in heaven.

I am the vault, the keeper of secrets. If you tell me something I will take it to the grave. And if  you don't return the favor I will keep all my good stuff to myself. Or I will tell you something completely false on purpose.

I love my kids to death but not having them every other weekend is absolute fucking heaven. I am one of those parents that needs the kids to just skee-daddle on a regular basis. No shame. Amy needs Amy time.  How do those people have 19 kids or sister wives??? I would shoot someone if there were that many people around me all the time.

 I can live on Macaroni and Cheese. I am positive of this.

Wine is my biggest vice.

I rarely if ever ask for help, even when I am clearly about to crash and burn. Can't do it.

I will likely never get married again but I will shack up like Kurt and Goldie. Especially if he can make pizza.

If I could swing it I would get all the tattoos I want, spend half of every day in the gym, get in the most awesome shape of my life and become an alternative but old model and just sit around in my underwear having someone take pictures of me all day long. And get paid for it. Put prolly have to give up pizza so maybe not.

That's what.

The Daily Tay Blogtober14

Wednesday Quickie ... Bow Chicka Wow Wow

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
So sorry no I am not that I didn't have time to prep a post for today cause I was out on a sushi date last night. Truth. With an age appropriate dude who picked up the check too. Holla. Okay, he was 6 years younger than me but I am getting there people. Up from... cough cough many more years....  if you count that other hot piece of nevermind in Baghdad. I count him, but he's not here soooo. 

He came to my area so of course I picked my fave sushi joint and if you are local you must try Sushi Nami and we had some excellent rolls... the Shannon at Maui which is tuna with macadamia nuts in it... I said nuts. 

...and the Echo Bunny roll which is some sort of tempura soft shell crab perfection.

It was a nice date and nice to go out and be a grown up. We even went for coffee afterward. Not sure about a love connection but a sushi connection maybe all I need for now. 

Actually meeting someone else a for a craft cocktail tonight after work, so I might need a cocktail connection as well. It's getting to be hibernating time of year again and I am tired of hibernating alone all the time so I am going to make an effort to say yes when I'm asked even though I mostly feel like saying no. 

Cause yoga pants and wine = very tempting. But also a waste of yoga pants and wine. 

Happy Hump Day Bishes....

Fall Weekending

Monday, October 27, 2014

You know how you take that shot and the sun rays hit you just perfectly? Like ahhhhhh.... angels sing... yeah that up there. What a nice weekend I had. All the things that make a weekend great... relaxing, family, kids, a fun activity here or there, tattoos, a little shopping, pumpkins and a home cooked meal. So this is going to be a quick photo re-cap of the goings on of my weekend and a recipe.

Yesterday I made the old stand by Chicken & Dumplings in the crock pot and some one asked me to post this today so here ya go. This is not really a recipe per se but just the way I throw it all together after years of doing it. You will need a whole chicken, whatever seasonings you like, Bisquick or any kind of biscuit mix (store brand is fine) and milk. That's it.  Now here is what I do.

Wash your chicken performing your basic body cavity search to remove the little gift pack of innerds they give you. Now if you know what to do with necks, giblets, hearts and livers knock yourself out. I toss that shit before I hurl at the sight of it. Gross. Put your bird in the crock pot and cover with water. I add a couple bay leaves, poultry seasoning, garlic, salt and pepper to the water. Cover it and cook on High for about 6 hours or low for maybe 8. I don't really know here. I just know if I turn it on in the morning it's done at dinner time.

When the chicken is cooked and falling off the bone, take it out of the crock pot. Put the lid back on your pot to keep the broth warm .  Let the chicken cool then shred up all of the meat. You will have to pick out the bones and discard all of the skin. You will be left with hopefully a good amount of meat to put back in the pot. Before you do that you will want to fish out anything extra in your broth with a strainer or slotted spoon... bay leaves, or anything else you don't want in there. Add the meat back to the pot and cover.

I just make simple drop in dumplings but if you have time or desire you can certainly make the old fashioned ones that you roll out and cut. They are awesome! You can also find them in the frozen section at the grocery store ready to drop in the broth. But here is the recipe for the cheaters version! So you drop those bad boys i the broth on high, cover and cook for 20 mins then ladle it into a bowl and slurp it up. My kids love this too and it makes a ton of leftovers. All around win, win.

And here are some random pics cause I was a good blogger. 

Happy Monday. 


Friday Favorites & Some Advice

Friday, October 24, 2014
I am so stinkin happy that it's Friday. Anyone??? Got a few fun things planned too so that always makes it even better. So let's get right to it shall we???

Does everyone have corn mazes in the fall? We do and they are super cool! This one is called Uncle Shuck's and it's right up the road a piece from me. It's 14 acres and 4 miles of maze. I beleive it takes an hour or two to complete with all the wandering but I think we are goiong to give it a go on Sunday. During the day... cause it's also open at night for the haunted version... no thanks. Not up for being chased thru a corn maze by a clown with a bloody chainsaw for 2 hours. Sounds like a recipe for falling, and shitting my pants.

The theme this year is civil war in case you couldn't tell cause... we still proud in the South:)

I am not sure we will get to this one at all but I want to. As you know I am  a huge Walking Dead fan-girl and all things zombie. They actually have  a live zombie apocalypse interactive experience right here in Atlanta. I think it would be horrifying yet fun at the same time. Possibly also inducing falling and shitting o' the pantalones. But still, just cool. 

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This from their website....
Details:  The creators of the Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse once again have gone to great lengths to bring you the newest and most exciting fully immersive Halloween horror attractions where you take part in realistic zombie apocalypse scenarios. You will be terrified, you will run for your life, you will feel like you are living in the zombie apocalypse as you play a role to survive. Will you make it? People have had heart attacks! Soiled their pants! Took the chicken exit after the first room! What will you do when the zombies come for you?

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Halloween Ink and a party... At a new shop that one of my fave artists just moved to. Can't wait to check out the schmexy new digs and get a little something fun at Terminus City Tattoo. If you are local hit me up and come with! Too bad there are so many awesome choices. Can you guess what I might be eye ballin? And no it's not the sack-o-lantern... which is possibly the funniest tatt I've ever seen:)

And this song ... Habits (Stay High) by Tove Lo. Ok so it's a little dark and the video is well, it doesn't bother me but some may not appreciate. It just seems raw and real and I am all about it right now. And I love her voice and also I want a cool name like Tove. And zomg girls are kissing....


Favorite dumb thing of the week... VS giving away more stupid shit I don't need. I don't need a cuff from VS. I need bras and panties. If I spend $75 dolla dolla bills throw in a free thong for God's sake or some lip gloss. Something useful please or crotchless. 

And in honor of my epic fall from grace last week I thought now would be a good time for the return of the funny falling gifs that I so love to share. Advice....Just keep in mind that you should always be careful what you stand on or you might end up like me... or worse like them... immortalized in gifdom. Enjoy....

Fat, muddy, falling... I love it. Because #BoobsInYoFace

I am feeling some de ja vu with this one.... #donttreadonme

Hey looka here. I'm so hot.... and I have #skinnedknees

Awww..... if only we all looked this cute falling #drunkpuppies

More with the de ja vu...  who stands on a ball? #BamaFans

Oh honey NO!!! You need better girlfriends... who let you get up in there?  #thatssomebullshit

Flying off spinning things bad. #Iwillhurlonyou

Now lean back, lean back, lean back, lean back.

(He actually looks familiar. maybe?)

One more time... Now lean back, lean back, lean back, lean back. #TerrorSquad

As a mom this makes me happy cause kids love to do this. #shortcutsnotalways

Always be cognizant of your age/weight/height ratio when thinking about skateboarding. #skateordie

Hope everyone has a stellar weekend. See ya on the flipside:)


Linking up with the beautiful Amanda because she pretty. 

Humpday Confessions - Flipping The Switch

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
So as per usual I did not get this shit done last night because... sick kid. So here we go better late than never. I think Kathy is still on vacay... if so... Hi Hooker... have a drink for me!!!

I Confess........

I want to scream every time I hear this...

"Got any pictures?"

I get asked this question possibly more than any other from men in the online dating world. It annoys the ever loving crap out of me especially the ones that say it at least once in every conversation. Because let's just be clear about the pictures you want. Boobs, ass, full body shot, anything sans clothing is would also be great I'm sure. So man up and just say it, don't make me dig to see how much of a sleaze you are, just own it.  Oh and also, be prepared to send me a dick pic first cause I am creating the world's first dick pic coffee table book for the single gal. It will be complete with a pop up at the happy ending and is going to be my ticket to financial freedom.  So chop chop... drop trou!!!

Non weekday drinking has thrown me into early senior citizenship. the way I see it is if I don't want to be tempted to drink wine or eat garbage the next best thing is climbing into bed with yoga pants and a ratty t-shirt and cozy-ing up with the remote and maybe a little candy crush. Like Shirlee. Saweeeet.... Level 2!!!!

Bills suck and Universe if you're listening can I let go of my ankles now??

So in the last week I had an $800 car repair and nearly broke my hand in a million places. Yesterday I came home from work turned on the gas to heat up the kettle for tea cause.... old lady... and guess what? NO GAS!!! Rage ensued cause I knew I had just paid the muther effing gas company and could not be that far behind but car repair hosed me and I guess I spaced it last week. I cut and pasted my bill for you all to see what  I owe Gas South and when I made my last payment. $103.99 are you kidding me right now? You're gonna disconnect for $103.99???? Who fucking does this??? No warning... I have all my statements via email but they didn't bother to send a notice of DISCONNECTION. Notice the next statement hasn't even come out yet. WHAT THE FUCK???

They said they can turn it back on next Monday at the earliest. This means cold showers for me and my 3 kids for days. THIS MEANS WAR. Fix it Gas South or...

This is really my life lol...

I confess sometimes I am really bad at keeping it all together. I really feel like I need to make drastic changes in my situation soon  to like flip a switch, you know what I mean? I was watching Below Deck season finale last night and one of the girls left the yacht with all of her earthly possessions in a wheel barrow. A wheel barrow. Now obviously I can't go that far with kids and a job but, it struck me and I was jealous. Jealous because I am drowning in stuff and things and bills for stuff that isn't necessary. I also saw this real estate blurb about a 2 bedroom condo for sale in Atlanta that I would kill for. It's across the street from one of the oldest and most famous bars in the city, Manuel's Tavern. My first thought was I could die happy here:) Just look... and talk about a 180 degree switch form suburban life. Obviously not practical with kids and all but it's got me thinking... about changes.

Thanks for stopping by and listening to me ramble. Have you ever done something completely crazy that changed your whole life? And made it better?

Pizza Is Eternal....

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Food for thought today....

I try very, very hard to keep this in mind, in fact it is most definitely my current and maybe forever mantra.  But dang.... every time I see a little glimpse of something or someone that may could possibly be something, some thing, some one, some opportunity, that I want or need it just disappears. I feel ready but maybe I'm not really. Till then there is always pizza, which as we all know is eternal. 

Since I didn't get to show you the scary pics of my injured paw yesterday I thought I would share today. This was Sunday morning so about 10 hours post splat..... it's HUGE!!!!! It's much better today but it still hurts like a muther if I move it or bend it the wrong way or like a normal finger/hand would work. I really think when it's wrapped with the ace bandage that it looks like a claw. The perfectly shaped lobstah claw to hold one pumpkin spice Oreo. Which by the way are my new favorite thing. See....

So Halloween is coming and I always fail miserably at the whole costume thing. Part of my problem is that I don't want to spend money, wear a mask, be uncomfortable, look weird, look ugly, you get the idea. So this year I am just jumping on the Zombie train and I got my Hoo-Rag yesterday so I can start putting this all together. 

Go check them out... they are the coolest seamless bandanna things around especially if you ride, hunt, fish, ski...  anything outdoors where you might wanna protect your face really.  I am going to add some scary dead looking  eyes that aren't too ugly cause like I said I don't do ugly. I am thinking this....

I don't have to spend any money, I have all the makeup. All I have to do is tear up some old clothes, drag them through the dirt, put some twigs and leaves in my hair and I'll be good to go. 

And since I didn't get to post my pics of that crock pot full of goodness I made on Sunday here is that, and my hound dog, waiting for food. If you didn't catch that recipe check it out here.  And make it, tis the bomb. 

See ya tomorrow for some confessional time with Kathy.... 

Weekending - So good I broke my hand....

Monday, October 20, 2014
Now... Get your heads out of the flippin gutter people. I may be single but the injury was sustained via stupidity and nothing else. And I didn't actually break it but I am pretty sure I came pretty damn close. Now for all of you ladies that love to do man things I commend you. And please don't get offended by the term "man things" because that is just general terminology I use for any task or chore I don't want to do. Or am not good at, which includes but is not limited to, yard work, household repairs, climbing ladders, killing bugs, cleaning out drains, power washing, hammering, nailing, screwing... wait what? The point is that I am horrible at all that kind of stuff. I am also horrible at asking for help. So sometimes I get the grand idea in my thick skull that I can be good if I just try harder. No, Not true, not true at all. Know where your talents lie people. Or injuries are sure to follow....
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I would say it looks worse than it is but I am fairly certain it's worse than it looks. Good news is that I can move all the parts, didn't hear any pops or cracks when I hit the concrete and no one was around to see my fall from grace. 

In other news this weekend I mostly cooked, food prepped, watched football and laid around. I got all of my errands & shit done before the great fall... hair coloring, amazing work out, grocery shopping, the grooming of all things that need hot wax poured on them, bathroom cleaning and laundry. And then I sat on my butt for most of the day Sunday like a lobster with one giant claw up in the air. And zero fucks were given. 

Soo. AHS episode 2.. anyone??? I am so hooked. Why did I never watch this before? What is up with the creepy disgusting clown with no mouth parts? And poor Meep, Strongman needs a kick in the twisted ball sack. 

And The Walking Dead... I won't spoil since it was just on last night. But maybe one of the most disturbing episodes since the Governor's barber chair chamber of horrors which we never actually saw being used. And the Talking Dead just may have came up with the funniest hashtag ever. #BobBQ

Question: Why do charachters continue to go out alone at night during the zombie apocalypse? 

Best recipe of the weekend... Paleo Hungryman Sweet Potato Casserole. I have made this before but it's been awhile. I wanted to load up the crockpot  for myself this week so I did. This comes from a great website  Check it out! I put this together one handed which was a pain in the ass but doable with the food processor. I learned years ago that I will never chop or slice much by hand anymore. Perfectly sliced potatoes of all the exact same thickness every time. Yummm....

And football... The undefeated Seminoles of Florida State to be exact. Sorry Fighting Irish... better luck next year!!! Now, I wish all the haters would just go suck a bag of dicks already cause... UNCONQUERED. Ya heard?

And some other random stuff...  I took a ton of pics over the weekend and despite being somewhat ready with this post earlier either Verizon or Gmail has decided to shit all over my blog and refuse to email them from my phone to my gmail. Thank you for the wonderful phone update last night Jackholes. I am sure they will come through in another 8 hours or so. So  I guess I can't actually show you my giant bruised lobster claw hand until tomorrow. Womp womp.... 

Til then,