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I so wanna be a rockstar!

January 28, 2008

Since I have no idea what to write about, I did the meme too…

This is what I got:


(Original image from Strawberry Milkshake I)

So wanna play?
I wasn’t tagged for this so I won’t tag anyone…

Follow these steps:

1. Click this link. The first title on this page is the name of your band.

2. Now click this link. The last four words of the very last quote is the name of your album. If it doesn’t work at all, click the “New Random Quotations” button for more.

3. And finally, click this link. The third picture on this page will be your album cover. Add your band name and album title, and you’re done! (Please remember to give credit for the original picture.)

Be prepared to see me at play the Garden! Tell ’em JJ sent ya, I’ll get ya backstage.


For the love of writing

January 24, 2008

Chelle…the love. Tagged me for this meme…The top five reasons why I love to write.

I don’t have a clue.


I started blogging to journal my life with Fa. And blogging took over after that. My intent changed. I stopped posting pictures of her, I started focusing on life in general. Now, I’m not even sure I want to blog anymore.

But for Chelle, I’d do anything.

1. I write to vent.
Sirioulseeee. I totally write to get it outta my head. It spins in there otherwise and I get itchy. I love to watch the words flow out like water through my fingers when I really need to say something. It comes so fast that I sometimes can’t type to keep up. If it weren’t for bouncing my thoughts off of you and off here…I don’t know if I’d be able to cope otherwise. I totally mean it, dudes.

2. I write because secretly, I wish I was a real, published writer.
One of my wildest dreams is to publish children’s books. I mean really. If Katie Couric and John Lithgow can do it so can I. I have a few stories written already, and one that I just can’t seem to get out of my head and onto the screen…But I really wish that would happen one day.

3. I write because I want Fa to have something of me when she grows up.
When I started blogging I had just finished the journal (hand written) of Fa’s first two years. As you ALL know, one of my biggest fears is that I would not be here for Fa and she’d have no information about me as her mother. How I felt, what I thought…all that. I wanted her to have something tangible of me that I don’t have of my own mother. At the time, I wanted her to know how hard motherhood was for me but how much I adored her. And so she would truly know that I never WANTED to leave her…etc. Morbid kinda. Now, I blog/write to keep the memories not just for her, but for me as well.

4. I write on this blog because I have met so many cool people that I feel so connected to, I don’t want to lose them.
You guys have made a difference in my life. You have no idea. You have made me feel ‘normal’ (I hate that word) and not so alone in the crap that I fear and think and do…as a woman, as a mother, as a human who has suffered some serious loss…I don’t know what I’d do without you all there to support my rants and fears and share my joys and crazy days. And I love love love reading your writing. All of you. You inspire me every day to keep going and live life to the fullest. And even when this shit gets hard, you let me know that you go through it too. You share your intimate thoughts and you trust me with your words. And I have written certain things in the hopes that one day someone else will find my words and realize they are not alone. That would be an amazing thing.

5. I write because I love to read. And they are so connected that I feel it rounds me out.
Books are my drug. I love buying books and holding them in my hands before I start to read, and wonder what is between those pages. I love to think of the characters and how their stories transpire…and the author and what they were thinking to write what they have in between those pages. I love imagining the words come together as letters, then sentences…complete thoughts…It’s amazing how letters form as books. Amazing I tell you. Reading settles me at night and inspires me. Reading teaches me and gives me ideas. Writing encapsulates all that I have ingested and helps me to organize my thoughts.

As a reading teacher, I love to share my love of books with my kids and teach them that the words are not difficult or scary. They are the thoughts of someone else. The images that someone was talented enough to get on paper. And we are lucky enough to get to share that. We all are writers and readers. We write every day without even realizing it. Same with reading. Reading and writing are a part of us as human beings and it can really be fun to do.

Have I made any sense whatsoever?


So I tag anyone who wants to try this. And please, if I have inspired you to try this meme, let me know so I can link to you here.

Thank you. This was tough and not very well thought out…I must go breathe.



January 21, 2008

If it weren’t for this coolness, I’d have nothing to say….


Thank you Canadian Flake for such an honor!

You simply must go read the super nice things this woman has said about me. My family doesn’t even say things like this…

I truly am thankful.

I’m supposed to send this out to people…but honestly, I’d like to send it to all of you!

So, I’m only picking three women who have truly been so loving to me in personal e-mails and comments and just all around full hearted, sincerity…

Cate, you gorgeous woman you. I don’t even have the words to express how awesome I think you are. The way you spread love is infectious and I adore you wholeheartedly.

Rachel, you too sistah. I am always amazed by your heart and love. It pours out of you in your comments and in your blog. Ia m so grateful to have ‘met’ you.

Margaret, you have supported me in e-mails and comments and just by being so truly sweet. You make me want to fly to you right now and give you a super duper hug. I can NOT wait to meet you in person when I finally get to the ‘south’…

Girls, you so rock.

Friends, you all rock, but it’s Monday and I’m still asleep from the crazy weekend I had. You can ignore me if you wish, I know I have been a terrible blogger friend lately. And I haven’t been as faithful as I would like to be in reading your blogs…I am trying so hard to get back into it again.

I love you all dear friends…


Misc. & Meme

December 27, 2007

I’m sick. Fa’s Sick. The Pro is next I’m sure…Even RT has puked up a bunch of vile smelling crap….
So….Why don’t you go over to this cool new networking site called Cre8Buzz (I’m there and Sara has a close hand in it’s workings, so you know it’s gotta be good) and check it out. (We both have some invites if you need them) Then, go to the Open Web Awards on Mashable and vote for Cre8buzz in the”Best Niche” or “Misc. Social Networking Site”. They are up against Cafe Mom and they could use your vote.

Go, I got nothing for ya here…go and vote and join Cre8buzz…It’s a really fun place.


Here’s a meme for ya…

Christine from Chicken Fried Therapy tagged me…it was her first meme (she popped her cherry) and she doesn’t realize that I breathe for memes….Yay Memes.!.!.

Here ya go!

1. Mention the person who tagged you and create a link back to them.
2. Copy-paste the traits for all the twelve months (see below).
3. Pick your month of birth (see below).
4. Highlight the traits that apply to you.
5. Tag 12 people and let them know by visiting their blogs and leaving a comment for them. (However, I am a rule breaker and I don’t have the heart to tag 12 people…so if you do this, lemme know)

6. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve done it!

I’m a February baby (and it’s creepy how true this list is…):


  • Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. (So true)
  • Intelligent and clever. (I like to think so)
  • Changing personality. (Chama Chama Chama Chama Chama Camelion)
  • Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. (Sure thang)
  • Quiet, shy and humble. (Yup)
  • Honest and loyal. (To a fault)
  • Determined to reach goals. (But always trying…I set my goals too high)
  • Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. (I Hate feeling trapped)
  • Loves aggressiveness. (only when I’m listening to ‘aggressive music’)
  • Too sensitive and easily hurt. (Not usually…I have a pretty thick skin…about most things)
  • Gets angry really easily but does not show it. (Damn straight)
  • Dislikes unnecessary things. (I hate nonsensical nonsense)
  • Loves making friends but rarely shows it. (Yes, to the point where I’ll stress out over it)
  • Daring and stubborn. (Stubborn yes, Daring…not so much)
  • Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. (Realize my dreams and hopes…most of the time too afraid to be ambitious about them)
  • Sharp. (As a tack)
  • Loves entertainment and leisure. (Leiseure!!!! Pleasure!)
  • Romantic on the inside not outside. (untrue…I love romance…and I love to swoon)
  • Superstitious and ludicrous. (Hellyeah)
  • Spendthrift. (Not really, but retail therapy has gotten me through some tough times)
  • Tries to learn to show emotions. (I’m still not all that good at it)


JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.

FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

MARCH: Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.

APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.

MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.

JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.

AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.

SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.

OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.

NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.

DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.


And now for some fun: iTunes Memes

December 10, 2007

I love my iPod and ‘Cause you know I can’t ignore a meme or two…even when it’s not sent to me.. Sarah did it and I’m copying her.

I have to say…I’m a little disappointed in my outcome. I listen more to Fa’s songs than my own. Gah!

How many total songs?
1996 songs. 5.7 days worth.

Sort by song title – First and Last…
Abby Baby- Hair Soundtrack
2112 Overture/ The Temples of Syrinx – Rush

Sort by Time – Shortest and Longest…
Untitled – Limp Bizkit (0:04)
Medicated to the One I Love – God Lives Underwater (32:25)

Sort by Album – First and Last…
Abbey Road – The Beatles
1999 – Prince

Sort by Artist – First and Last…
Adam Pascal
Zero 7

Top Five Most Played Songs…
Little Red Caboose
Oh Suzanna
La Manita
Catch the Moon (Fa’s been hogging the iPod as well)

Find the following words. How many songs show up?
Sex: 8, Death: 2 , Love: 119, You: 308, Home: 7, Boy: 69 (Figures), Girl: 40

First five songs that come up on Party Shuffle…
Living in Sin – Bon Jovi
Kody – Matchbox 20
Slither – Velvet Revolver
Wanted Dead or Alive – Bon Jovi
With or Without You – U2


Then I got tagged by Rachel (one of the most caring new blog friends I have met) for this iPod meme…Yay for fun!

It’s a list of questions that you answer with the title of a random song. So…I put my iPod on shuffle and here are the questions with the song title answers…it’s hilarious!

1. How would describe your personality?
Crystal Curfew – Tangerine Dream (I don’t have a curfew…maybe it’s crystal = clear = nonexistent)

2. What do you like in a guy/girl?
Bottom – Tool (yeah, that and eyes)

3. How do you feel, today?
Panama – Van Halen (wha?)

4. What’s your life’s purpose?
I’m Gonna Eat Somebody (It might as well be you) – Tone Loc (Ferngully Soundtrack) (Ha!)

5. What is your motto?
Wish – Nine Inch Nails (Sort of)

6. What do your friends think of you?
In a Darkened Room – Skid Row (these days maybe)

7. What do you think of your parents?
Babylon – Faster Pussycat (hee hee)

8. What do you think about very often?
Down in It – Nine Inch Nails (uhm…)

9. What do you think of your best friend?
Don’t Put Me Down – Hair Soundtrack (ok)

10. What do you think of the person you like?
Re-Offender Travis (Shit, I hope not)

11. What is your life story?
New Position – Prince (okely dokely)

12. What do you want to be when you grow up?
Automatic – Powerman 5000 (that and rich)

13. What do you think when you see the person you like?
Sade – Kenny G (sure)

14. What do your parents think of you?
Wonderchild – Adam Pascal (Ha!)

15. What will be played at your funeral?
Colored Spade – Hair Soundtrack (why not?)

16.What is your hobby/interest?
Temptations Wings – Down (I guess)

17. What is your biggest secret?
Mother’s Child – Adam Pascal (???)

18. What do you think of your friends?
Remember Now – Queensryche (I like to remember them, yes)

19. What should you post this as?
You Keep Me Waiting – The Storm (Cause it did take a while to do this!)

I tag these musical bloggers:

RWA -Thoughts in Dixie

MammaLee– Full Plate

Canape – Don’t take the repeats

Karen – Lyrics of my Life


And thanks for this Canape!!!


Too awesome…


Turkeys and Memes

November 22, 2007

(I’m posting this now, ’cause I’m busy tomorrow..stuffing myself silly, of course…Hope you’re all doing the same…)


So I’ve been nominated for the Me & Mine Meme interview!…and I’m thankful to Summer for thinking of me. I’m floored!

I’m not sure what this all means but I’d love to play. Don’t I always? I’m not one to ignore a meme…Here goes:

1. Hi, I’m ~JJ!
Here’s my about me page...And really, wanna know more…just read through the archives!
I’m a mom, a wife and a blogger. And a helluva fantastic woman if I do say so myself…*snort*.

2. Sure, I’d love to be interviewed as part of the Me Mine Meme 100!

3. I’ve been blogging for over a year and a half, but I’ve been at this little corner of the internet since July of this year.

4. I nominate 3 other mommy bloggers (I’m not sure if they’ll like that title) to also be a part of this game. Hey girls!

Heather: I admire her mothering style. Period.

Mamma Loves: She’s honest and true and I would love her to play this game too.

DSB: She’s one of the coolest Mammas I know. I’d love her to play too.


I have had this song in my head for days…

Happy Thanksgiving.


Meme I grow up

November 20, 2007

Sugarplum’s Mom…a newly de-virgin-ed meme-er/blogger…has tagged me…How could I ignore her?

However, I apologize to her in advance because I hardly ever follow the rules in a meme.
Here they are anyway:

Write five things you want to be when you grow up. Big dreams that seem like folly, but in your heart of hearts are very real and dear to you. Things maybe you have forgotten in the ebb and flow and toil of the everyday but that never really leave your soul. What would you do if anything were possible?

1) I’d like to find inner peace. I mean like the Guru’s find it. Absolutely and purely. Inner peace. I’ve never experienced it. I feel it is in me and I know there is a pathway somewhere so that I will one day find it. And then, I want to spread the word to all others who were once in my shoes.

2) I want to write a book. A children’s book.

3) I want to be on Broadway. Performing.

4) A pediatrician. So I could finally know what the hell is wrong when my kid is sick. And not panic.

5) A psychic. I want to communicate with the spirit world and truly understand that medium of existence. I find it riveting.

To play along:
1) Link to the blogger that tagged you
2) Answer the questions in a post on your blog
3) “Tag” the bloggers you want to pass this meme along to by linking to their blogs
4) Comment on their blogs and let them know they’ve been tagged

Yeah, well, I’m not in the mood. Do this if you feel you need to do this.