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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Is This Considered a Fumble?

I made a post a couple weeks back about being able to keep up with my brother's football games thanks to photographer Allen Greene's website. Imagine the look of shock/horror that spread across my face for all of 2.2 seconds when I clicked "next" and this photo appeared:

Yup, that's my brother...#78, mooning the entire field in mid-tackle. After the 2.2 seconds of shock/horror passed, I laughed my butt off! Don't worry, when I called him to tell him about it, he was already aware of it and was laughing about it too. He's such a good sport!

Saturday 9: Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying

1. When was the last time you cried? Earlier this week. I've been a bit emotional lately.

2. If you could wake up tomorrow with a new talent, what would it be? Some sort of artistic ability.

3. Who is someone (other than yourself) would you like to go back into your past and talk to and why? My Grandma (my mom's mom). She passed away when I was 5 years old. I hate to say it, but I don't really remember much about her. I'd like to get to know her.

4. What is your favorite meal eating out? I always tend to go with some sort of chicken.

5. Do you feel energized or drained by being in a group situation? If the answer is "it depends," on what does it depend? It depends on my mood, the atmosphere, the personalities of those in the group, the reason for being in the group situation in the first place and probably some other factors that I am forgetting at the moment.

6. What word do you use far too frequently? The word No. lol We are always telling the kids no or stop.

7. What’s a word you’ve invented? (alternate question: What needs a word but doesn’t have one yet?) I can't say I've actually invented a word...

8. Pick out one of your favorite songs. Go to Song Facts and tell us about the song's history. The song I chose is "Have you ever seen the Rain?" by Creedence Clearwater Revival. The facts listed about it are:
  • This is John Fogerty's take on the imminent departure of his brother Tom from the band. The line, "I want to know -- have you ever seen the rain comin' down on a sunny day?" refers to Tom leaving while CCR was at its commercial zenith. The flip side of this single, "Hey Tonight," is John reassuring the band that all would go well despite the adversity.
  • Tom Fogerty left the group in early 1971, after this album was released. He released three solo albums before dying of tuberculosis in 1990. A fourth album, completed in 1988, was released posthumously. (thanks, Brad Wind - Miami, FL, for above 2)
  • This was used in the TV show Tour Of Duty, which was set in Vietnam during the war. (thanks, Brian - Shaker Heights, OH)
  • Bonnie Tyler covered this song for her 1983 blockbuster album Faster Than the Speed of Night. Her version reached #47 in the UK. (thanks, Jerro - New Alexandria, PA)

9. What is your absolute favorite piece of furniture you have and why? All of my furniture is still at my parents house in Tennessee, but I'd have to say my favorite piece is my bed! It's just so comfy and relaxing.

Friday, September 17, 2010


As some of you may have already noticed, I've been making some changes to my blog.

I started this week with posting about giveaways that interest me and that I think may interest you as well. I'm looking into doing product reviews as well. I'll continue to participate in the memes that I enjoy playing along in and posting about home life and school. So, I'm not taking anything away...just adding to.

My blog now officially has it's own Facebook fan page and Twitter page. I also felt it was time to create an email address specifically for the blog (mynotsolittlemusings(@)gmail(dot)com) because I already have so much stuff that comes to my main email.

Thank you guys so much for your continued support!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hellmann's® virtual Sandwich Swap 'n' Share is back!

Celebrity chef Bobby Flay and actress/mom Lori Loughlin are teaming up with Hellmann's® to help re-launch Hellmann's® virtual Sandwich Swap 'n' Share on the Facebook® application (  This virtual version of the beloved school lunch ritual of swapping sandwiches will benefit Share Our Strength®, the leading non-profit organization ending childhood hunger in America.

When people visit Hellmann's® Page on Facebook®, they'll have the opportunity to create a sandwich on the application and, for every sandwich built, Hellmann's® will make a donation to Share Our Strength®.  What's more, when they share a sandwich with a friend, an additional donation will be made as part of Hellmann's® $75,000 commitment to support Share Our Strength®.

Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win a Hellmann's® prize package in exchange for this post. No monetary exchange took place.

Thursday Thunks: Do Elephants Come With a GPS Installed?

10. What number blog post is this for you? #140 on this particular blog opened in May 2010, but I have been blogging on and off in a few different blogs since 2001.

9. You are driving down a road and your GPS says turn right, but the road has a Dead End sign. You check your GPS and according to it's map, there is a road at the end of the Dead End road that you need to turn onto. Do you follow the GPS? Yes, my GPS hasn't steered me in the wrong direction, yet...

8. If you had a $2 bill, would you spend it? If I truly needed something and it was the only money I had, I would. But, not frivolously.

7. When there is nobody else around and you sneeze or cough, do you cover your mouth? Yes, it's habit.

6. You are a DJ at a radio station and your first guest is Bud... what is the first question you are going to ask him? What is the most interesting answer you've seen to a Thursday Thunks question?

5. Have you ever stopped to help a stranger with a flat tire? No, but I've been the stranger someone has stopped to help.

4. You get on an airplane and you find that your seat neighbor is Kimber... what do you talk about or do you ignore her completely? Whatever naturally comes up in conversation.

3. Have you ever rode an elephant? At the fair as a child.

2. Time to bitch & moan! What is your biggest complaint about your current friends on Facebook? Surprisingly, nothing!

1. School is back in session for all little girls and boys now. What, in your life, changes when kids go back to school? Sarah and I go back to school as well, so our schedules and routines completely change.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

EyeBuyDirect Giveaway @

I am super excited about this!

Kari over at is hosting a giveaway for, valued at up to $100. Go check out the site and you will see that they have a lot of cute frames and options for a fraction of the cost.

This giveaway could not be happening at a better time for me. I had already planned on using some of my student loan money to have my eyes examined and get a new pair of glasses. I've even found a pair of frames that I like. The Avignon, for $17.95. A pair of a similar style frames at other places I've looked at cost $100 or more!

So, head on over to Kari's blog to see how you can enter for a chance to win!

Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce Giveaway

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Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win a Ragú® prize package in exchange for this post.  No monetary exchange took place.

Manic Monday


Imagine you can only keep 5 things that you have (people not included). What 5 things would you keep?
1. My phone
2. My wallet
3. My clothes
4. My make up/hygiene bag
5. My laptop

What's the hardest thing you've ever had to learn? To cherish everything and everyone in your life at the moment, because you never know what could happen next.

Today is the first day of the rest of my life and I'm going to... stop acting so impulsively.

Monday Movie Meme: Biopics

This week's movie topic is all about Biopics.

Share on your blog movies featuring portrayals of real people and their life stories, linking back here at The Bumbles.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Sunday Seven

I did this week's Sunday Seven a little differently since no one else has been playing along on Patrick Phillips' blog the last couple weeks. So, this week since I was sitting around with my roommates and a couple of our friends, I asked for their answers to this question. So, without further ado here is our compiled list of answers. I'm sure you'll see we were being a bit comical, LOL. Hope you enjoy!

Name seven Americans you feel should be featured on our paper money.

  • Bob Marley on the $100 bill
  • Chris Tucker on the $50 bill
  • George Bush on the $20 bill
  • Jackie Chan on the $10 bill
  • Katt Williams on the $5 bill
  • Elton John on the $2 bill
  • Bill Clinton on the $1 bill

Sunday Stealing: The Sunday Stealing Player's Meme

Today we ripped this meme not from a blogger but from you, our players and friends. We asked for original questions last week. And did you guys deliver! We believe we’ve got everyone in the credits. If we missed you, let us know! The star players who submitted questions were: Hooting Anni, Niko, Wendy, Melanie, Ace, Bambie, Zoan, Dixie Chick, Lynette from A Blog in the Rough, The Gal, Katie, Hazel, Me, Mark from An Erie Tapestry, Mamo Ko, Cat., Noelle, Kwizgiver, Shakaku, Catch Her in the Wry, Brandt, Debster, Zh3en22, Americanising Desi and Kathy. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The Sunday Stealing Player's Meme

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. :::sniff, sniff::: Is the dog in the house? Nope. We don't have a dog.

2. What is the best piece of advice you've ever received? It is what it is and it always will be, so you might as well go ahead and make the best of it.

3. What's the worst experience you've ever had involving alcohol? I was 19 and we bought the biggest bottle of Barton's vodka you could find at the liquor store and decided to mix it with kiwi-strawberry juicy juice. I got trashed, woke up the next morning feeling like hell and couldn't find my cell phone. I refuse to drink vodka, ever. And to this day, kiwi-strawberry juicy juice still doesn't taste right.

4. What's the worst thing you've ever done to another person? I was mad at a friend of mine once, so I hacked his myspace and changed all of his profile information to say he was a gay go-go dancer. He's actually a straight man. Whoops.

5. Who do you think started the concept of memes? Someone who was bored and wanted to find out more about the people behind the blogs in the bloggersphere.

6. Give a song title or line that describes how you are feeling right now. Eminem ~ Love the Way you Lie

7. What's your favorite search engine? Yahoo!, Google, Ask, Bing? or something else? Google

8. If Paul is the Cute One and John is the Smart One and George is the Quiet One and Ringo is the Funny One, which Beatle are you? Ringo

9. The democratic government decides that, not only do we have to share our money with people who choose not to work, we also have to share our children with those who do not want to ruin their bodies with being pregnant. Which child do you give up? I don't have a child to give up, so I guess they're SOL

10. When should you procrastinate - now or later? Well, I was always told procrastination is like masturbation. Sure they both feel good in the moment, but in the end you're only screwing yourself.

11. What is your favorite fast food? Arby's

12. What was your favourite game as a child? Candy Land

13. Why terrible twos have to be terrible? I guess so they can get the terribleness out of their system early? lol

14. Describe your favorite family member. My Dad. He's very laid back, easy going and has an awesome sense of humor.

15. What does your favorite breakfast consist of? eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, hash browns and pancakes

16. What food is better the day after it was made? My mom's spaghetti sauce

17. What was your last big purchase? my ps3 back in December

18. When was the last time you kissed someone and really enjoyed it? Last November.

19. Why are there memes? To cure boredom

20. Described yourself using two words that rhyme. (i.e. fuddy-duddy) silly nilly

21. If you were given the option of a "do-over" in life .. would you take it? No, I like who I am. If things were done over differently, I may not be the same.

22. What movie makes (or has made) you cry? What touched you about it? The Notebook. It's one of my favorite movies. I can only hope that one day I will find someone who loves me that much.

23. What is one big mistake that you did in your life? And what did you do to make it right? Oh boy, I can't go there right now, I'm sorry....

24. When Life Gives You Lemons, What Do You Do With Them? Grab some Corona's or tequilia and have a party lol

25. How different are you in real life as compared to the online identity you have created for yourself? I don't think I am any different. I always try to be honest and be myself. I guess it just depends on how you on the other side perceive it online versus how you'd perceive it if we were face to face.

26. Do you know what your parents would have named you if you had been born the opposite sex? Noah James
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