Friday, April 27, 2012

Stuffed Animal Names

Do your kids have "interesting" names for their stuffed animals? My nieces and nephews sure do.

Meet Planet:

And this is Sweet Terrance and Terrance.

Sweet Terrance recently had double pneumonia. Not sure where Brennan came up with that. 

The little beauty you see  below is Cut Baby. 

Cut baby is named for the run (or "cut") that runs along her face. She is not to be confused with her "sister" Uncut Baby. Unfortunately, Uncut Baby was lost years ago on a trip to the hospital.

This guy is Fred, or Frederick for short (I know).  He was acquired recently at Dave & Busters. He did have a sweater on, but he prefers being naked.

Below is Bark Bark. This is Harry's treasured stuffed dog. He was named when his father would ask him, "Harry, what does a dog say? It says bark, bark." Ummm, I think it says ruff, ruff or woof, woof but whatever.

I should also mention that my oldest niece had several dolls when she was little. They were all different dolls. Different shapes and sizes.  Each one was named Baby Sally.

How about your family? Any interesting stuffed animal names?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Let's Talk About Poop

This is not a very ladylike post. So if you think I'm ladylike please stop reading right now. I'd hate to ruin the image you have of me.

Well, let's talk about it. We all do it. Yes, all of us. Even George Clooney. There are so many names for this completely natural thing that we do. I don't like to use the word "sh*t" for that. I think of that more like, "Oh sh*t, I lost my keys." Same thing with "crap."

Here are some of the popular terms used for this, very important, bodily function:

  • Poop
  • Poo
  • Doody
  • Turd
  • Feces
  • Droppings
  • Excrement
Here are some popular saying for the act itself. I'm not saying we use these around my house. But I'm not saying we don't either.

  • Dropping the kids off at the pool (or the abbreviation "droppin' em")
  • Evacuating
  • Eliminating
  • Laying some cable
  • Dropping a deuce
  • Pinching one off
  • Building a log cabin
  • Make a deposit
  • Coffee's kickin' in
Or some popular terms people use for passing gas:

  • Fart
  • Toot
  • The winds
  • Crop dusting
  • Stink bomb
  • Relieving pressure

What are some terms used around your house?

P.S. What's that smell?

Sunday, April 8, 2012

I was just thinking...

I do some of my best thinking in the shower or when I'm driving. That's normal, right? Well, I've had a few ideas recently that I just can't get out of my head:

The first idea is The BackPack Program. Now, this program is already going on in other parts of the country and the state, but is it going on in my town and the towns around me? I need to find this out. The idea is this: children from low-income families receive free, or low cost, lunch while they are in school, Monday thru Friday. What about the weekends? Are they going hungry? The BackPack Program fills backpacks of needy children on Fridays to take home for the weekend. As a blogger, I'm pretty low on the totem pole. However, I DO know other bloggers that have quite a bit of influence with brands. Perhaps these brands would be willing to help? I'd like to start this initiative. Who's with me?

My next idea is a fun one. Do you have clothes in your closet that you no longer wear OR that (gasp!) have the tags still on them? Since I'm a bargain shopper, I have LOTS of clothes with the tags still on them. I'd love to coordinate a consignment sale. I'm participating in a children's consignment sale next weekend, but I've never seen one for adults. Most women have clothes that are in great shape that they just don't need or want anymore. Why not make a little extra money? All the clothes left behind after the sale? They can be donated to a local women's shelter.

My other idea is that Puopolo's should start a delivery service (for a small fee). They should deliver candy to my door every week.

Share your ideas. Any good/bad/crazy ones lately?