Sunday, February 22, 2009

Walmart deal

I was just at Walmart, and their Valentine's stuff is 75% off. Believe it or not, they still had some cute valentines for the kids. I like to stock up on that stuff when it's cheap; my boys are still at the age where they don't have to pick out their own.

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Reality tv

I never used to watch reality tv shows. In fact, I always claimed I hated them. (Ok, so Scott and I watched the first season of "Temptation Island"--but we were about to be married, and we claimed it as part of our pre-marital counseling). Then little by little I was converted. First, it was the totally trashy "Cupid" (anyone remember that one?) and "The Amazing Race," followed closely by "Dancing with the Stars." Then I watched "Rock Star: INXS" and "Rock Star: Supernova." Last year I was introduced to "So You Think You Can Dance," "America's Got Talent," and, one of my favorite shows, "Biggest Loser." I am still resisting "Survivor" and "American Idol," but with my new addictions, I'm sure I would love them.

Let's talk about "Biggest Loser" for a second. It really makes me feel good to watch that show (granted, I crave bad food--mainly ice cream--while I'm watching it...). I am VERY fortunate at this point in my life that I don't need to lose weight; however, I definitely need to be healthier and get in shape. I wish I could say it inspires me to do that, but unfortunately it would take a lot more than a tv show to do that, I think. I have said many times that I AM LAZY. It's true! I am the laziest person I know. That's why I find it so amazing to watch Tara, a member of the green team, run/exercise, puke, then continue what she was doing. What?! If I threw up, I would be in bed for at least 2 days! [And speaking of throwing up, do you wonder (like I do) if the contestants throw up/take laxatives before the weigh-ins? It would be tempting if all that was keeping me there was a number on a scale.]

By the way: "The Biggest Loser" is holding casting calls at Wildhorse Saloon on February 28. I wish someone I know would go. Not necessarily someone specific, but wouldn't it be so cool to know someone on the show?

Ok, I've rambled on enough about that... It's off to bed for me. :)

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Big Brother's knock-knock joke

This is the first knock-knock joke Big Brother has learned. I don't think he really understands what he's doing, but it's adorable anyway! ENJOY!
P.S. Sorry it is turned sideways!

Click to give

I want to encourage anyone reading this to go to and "click to give" daily. There are tabs for breast cancer, hunger, child health, literacy, rainforest, and animal rescue; you can click on each tab, click to give, and sponsors donate money to each cause. The best part is that it's totally free! If you're like me, you get on the computer at least once a day, so just put the site in your favorites where you'll see it, go there, and click!

By the way, I have enabled anonymous comments now, so if you weren't leaving comments because you didn't have a google account, try to leave one now. Just put your name in the body of the comment if you want me to know who you are. :)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Valentine's Day deal

I'm not sure if anyone is reading this (since no one is leaving comments...), but I read about a GREAT deal in the paper today from Ms. Cheap: Granny White Church of Christ is having a free dinner and movie for couples on Valentine's day. FREE! The movie is "Fireproof" (which I haven't seen yet, but I have heard great things about), the meal is catered (though from where, I don't know), AND they are offering FREE CHILDCARE!!!!! All you have to do is make a reservation: 292-6679. Did I mention it's FREE?! I would totally take advantage of this if a)Scott and I celebrated Valentine's Day (more on that below) or (b) I were going to be in town (I'm going away with some girlfriends that weekend).

It's not that we're not romantic; Scott and I just decided a long time ago that we didn't need to waste money on one random day (when prices are jacked up anyway) when we could express our love every day of the year (puke, right?). I began by forbidding him from getting me flowers since they really are more expensive at that time (unless you can find a good deal like: long-stemmed red roses from Aldi for $16.99--also from Ms. Cheap).

Let me know if you do this--I'd love to hear how it was!