Friday, September 07, 2007

Weekend Mumbo Jumbo Stuff

Totally random mish-mash of stuff because there's just so much I wanna share!

ACTUAL CONVERSATION THIS WEEK BETWEEN MR. AND MRS. MANIC
Or the Alternate Title:
THIS IS HOW IT WORKS IN THE MANIC HOUSE

You know how sometimes you’re out of cash and you need some, and instead of going to the ATM, you just go into your husband’s wallet because it’s easier, and well, because it’s there for the takin’?

Well, I needed some cashola the other night, and being the considerate spouse I am, I left hubby a loving note in his wallet that said:

I LOVE YOU! I TOOK $50.

That night, at dinner, I said:

“Did you get the note that I took $50?”

Mr. Manic: “Yes.”

Me: “Hope that was OK.”

Mr. Manic: “Sure.” Pause. “Did you get my note?”

Me: “Your note? What note?”

Mr. Manic: “The one I put in your wallet?”

Visions of a note professing his undying love and gratitude ensue.

Me: “No. What did it say?”

Mr. Manic: “It said, I LOVE YOU! I TOOK $40.”

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

ANOTHER INSTALLMENT OF TUKEY TALK

And that says TUKEY, not TURKEY.

How many of you read TURKEY?...

Tukey, heading to the bathroom:
"This is gonna be my second time peeing with my loose tooth!"

Me:
"Oh, cool."

I hear him piddling away in there, and hope he's aiming neatly, and then he says, "Oh. I mean my third."

And later, when he's done peeing (for the second, third, or maybe even the fourth time since he discovered he has a loose tooth--which for the record, DIVA'S TOOTH--STILL INTACT.)... we have this discussion--

"Mom, which is better? Chocolate or cookies?"

Duh!!!!!

My reply: "Cookies. Cuz you can dunk them in milk."

Agree? Disagree? Discuss!

Here's another thing I'm really curious about:
Sponge or rag?

I think people are either a sponge user or a rag user, but not both, when it comes to washing dishes. I am a fond sponge user; HATE, HATE dingy, grimy, mungy, mildewy, washclothy rags for washing dishes. You need the scouring side of the sponge, yes?

This should give you all plenty of stuff to think about over the weekend, and the bus is here now anyway, so I've gotta run!

And coming up next week, a Manic Mania Mommy Promotion to blow all blog promotions out of the water!

And of course, if you didn't have a chance yet, stop over at my other blog and read the first chapter of 40 Weeks, A Novel. Let me know over there if you want more.

Peace UP, and enjoy your life, cuz if you don't then what's the point?

37 comments:

March to the Sea said...

Chocolate Chip Cookies..hot and fresh there are few things better.

I am a sponge man as well. (washing dishes that is you dirty bird.

Did you see/hear Vanessa Hudgens has some nude pics going around the web. Yeah I found it. Kinda not to hard with this world wide web thing.

How long has that tooth been loose??! Have her bite in to a bagel. That did the trick w/my 8 year old two weeks ago.

Super prize..*waits patiently tapping foot*

Manic Mom said...

I was JUST trying to find the picture again to show Mr. Manic!! Perez Hilton must have deleted it. March, not to be a perve, but can you email it to me!?!?!? LOL!!

Swishy said...

Can I take a $50 out of his wallet, too???

Matt said...

But... umm... how can cookies be better? I mean, without chocolate, cookies would be kinda sucky, right? I mean, you'd still have oatmeal cookies, which would be okay for awhile, but you can't really dip those in milk. And peanut butter cookies don't even come close to some good chocolate...

...hmmm... i shall ponder this while listening to blues this weekend.

March to the Sea said...

*you've got mail**

please don't view me as the purveyor of porn.

Manic Mom said...

March--got the goods. Thanks for the porn! bwahahahah!

That tooth has been loose since BEFORE her birthday, in May! I swear Tukey will lose one before that one comes out!

Super prize... coming atcha, but I am going to need a little help from my blog pals for this to work!

Swish--you know what you'll have to do if you take $50!

Matt--I disagree--cookies ... but they have to have some aspect of chocolate in it. Unless they are frosted-coated sugar cookies, like the seasonal ones at Starbucks.

Enjoy the BLUES this weekend!

Manic Mom said...

Uh, so... I saved the photo of Vanessa in case it disappears from the internet.

JODI said...

The cookie chocolate question has an easy answer...CHOCOLATE-CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE, all the goodness in one.

Dish cloth and an SOS pad. Sponges start to breed bacteria before one is willing to part ways.

You are to sweet a wife to leave a note in the hubby's wallet...I take a $100 from my man's secret cash stash and wait to hear him ask did you take my last $100.

Oh...and I enjoyed Chapter One.

Monnik said...

cookies, most definitely. snickerdoodles are my fave.

i'm a sponge gal too. and i nuke them in the microwave to kill the germs. i don't like smelly washcloths either. bleck.

Manic Mom said...

Ooh, nuken' 'em. that's a good idea. I usually put them in the dishwasher when the sponges get a little funky!

Katirocks said...

Okay I must be so weird! I'm DEFINITELY a sponge girl when washing dishes. But...cleaning around the house I do use a cleaning rag. I'm a dork I guess.

And um...I'm a perv too. I wanna see Vanessas Pic!!

Okay on the chocolate or cookie debate I'd have to go with Cookies! but I do agree, cookies WITH chocolate!!

- Kate

Eileen said...

You actually leave a note??? Oh you are too nice. I just take. He gives me so much crap about taking money out of the ATM all of the time (it doesn't stop me) so I'm like fine, there is his wallet full of cash, I'll just take it. I am the one who always has the kids with me anyway.

Tell me it is net true, are there really pictures of Vanessa naked on the internet? For real? Is she really kicked off High School Muscial 3, as is the rumor in this town. Please give me the scoop.

As for cookies or chocolate, it depends on my mood for sure! I like them both.

For those who have not read you first chapter, GO THERE NOW, it is really GREAT!

Have a good weekend!

Cecily R said...

Tukey's tooth/peeing story made me laugh OUTLOUD! I love the randomness of kids. I sometimes wish I could say weird, off the wall stuff at totally random times and not have people think I'm insane but actually find me wildly smart and/or hilarious.

Sponge (with scouring side always).

Cookies (although the chocolate I'm eating right now is yummy).

Oh, and Vanessa Hudgens is being backed and supported by Disney.

http://entertainment.tv.yahoo.com/entnews/va/20070907/118922357500.html

TTQ said...

Sponges for dishes (then I put them into the dishwasher)
Paper towel for kitchen counters.
Washcloths for bathroom counters, must be clean and folded, used once per day to wipe down counter, then tossed in laundry.

Paper towels for drying hands, Honey uses kitchen towels..EEWWW!

Cookies come in way more flavors than chocolate. Cookies rule.

Hehe.. when I first started reading your blog, I was totally convinced it was TURKEY not Tukey till youlaughed at me and said TUKEY!

I keep all the money! Honey takes MY cash, which I really get for him because I hate cash, so it works out ok.

WTF- Diva's tooth..Guiness Book of world records, for sure.

I read 40 Weeks.. it's gonna be a book then a movie. Yay for you!

Manic Mom said...

Jodi--thanks! Mr. Manic would FREAK if I just helped myself to $100 from his wallet! I'd be better off taking from the ATM! Sounds like we have money issues, doesn't it??? Like I'm a KEPT WOMAN!

Katie--I sent you porn. Did you get it? hee hee.

Eileen--you wanna see the pics too? Man, I should start charging.... Oh wait. I'll have to give a percentage to March since he fortified me with the nudie pic!
And thanks for reading the chapter!

Cecily--thanks for the Disney 411! Ha, for those moms who have kids who watch Disney (oh, and March too, can't leave the dads out!), we hear that a lot--Here's the Disney 411!

Oh, and tonight, Tukey took a bath, and I got him out and dried him off and helped him get his jammies, and he looks at me as I'm helping him put on his undies and he goes, "I'm too sexy for my shirt... it hurts."

Dear GOD! And another Tukey thing--they were discussing words that start with the letter P in kindergarten. He said he raised his hand and said POOP. And that the teacher cracked up. I'm waiting for a phone call!

TTQ--I totally remember when you called him TURKEY-that's why I wrote THAT! lol! And great for you for making your man your bitch!!! You run the money show, alright!

Kari Lee Townsend said...

Um, no way....chocolate all the way!!!!

I use a cloth but I have a sponge for scrubbing when I need it.

I heard about Vanessa, March, but I don't want to ruin my image of the sweet girl she looks like in the movie. Sigh. Kids these days. Why can't they just stay young and innocent?

Can't wait for the super prize either;))

Kari Lee Townsend said...

PS. My dentist said it's not good to let a loose tooth stay in there too long. It can decay underneath and ruin the new tooth. Just food for thought. You might want to see about having it pulled.

Manic Mom said...

Kari, did you not read my post on May 2 where I took her to the dentist and HE COULDN'T GET IT OUT BECAUSE SHE WAS SCREAMING?

OK, now I'm freaked out about tooth decay!

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mynameismommy said...

LOL! I love the wallet stuff. Very funny. Gee, I wish my husband would just tell me when he raids my wallet so I don't go into a store only to discover that I have exactly 95 cents, a bunch of useless foreign coins, a sticky cough drop, expired coupons, and a paperclip in my wallet.

Oops! I had to delete the original comment due to tacky typing skills.

Megan

Manic Mom said...

mynameismommy! We don't edit here! Typos invited!!

Thanks for stopping by.

BTW, what is it with all these MOMS who have MONEY in their wallets!

I think I'm missing something!

Travis Erwin said...

I can't beleive that tooth is still there. Diva's that is. What has it been two or three months?

And my wife does taht same thing to me all the time. Only she never leaves a note. I find out when I'm standing at the cash register like a doofus saying "But I had a twenty in here yesterday.

Drew Blackstone said...

Sponge or rag? Hello!!! Welcome to the 21st century. Hasn't anybody ever heard of the great new invention? It's called a brush.

Manic Mom said...

Travis, the tooth was DEATHLY LOOSE IN APRIL! I took her to the dentist in May to have him yank it.

Drew--funny you should mention brush--I just used one to CLR all my faucets. I think I'm turning OCD.

Matchbox Mom said...

Hi! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! I was so excited that someone besides my Mom and my Hubby read my blog! haha!
I'm a total sponge hater. I've heard that they have so much bacteria in them, it is gross! I prefer just using a washcloth and throwing it in the wash...I mean, we already have like a million loads to do, what's one more washcloth eh?
Tami
PS: Don't you love Dawn??? I do!

Manic Mom said...

Matchbox! hey! You know what I do with my sponges--throw them in the dishwasher!

Thanks for stopping by!

kim said...

I tagged you for a meme.

Manic Mom said...

ACKKK!!!! KIM!!! I don't know if I can do it!!!!

Donetta said...

Hay, Thanks for the visit.
You guys got to check it out I make scrubbies out of netting . I sew a few layers together and that is what I have used for dishes for 20 years. then throw them away when they are spent. they dry out. I use a cloth for counter tops.

Katirocks said...

Oh my hell Manic- I'm sitting here (I know I'm sitting & I'm not even in the car, I think I'll throw a party; except that would be work, nevermind) Anyhow, I'm sitting here watching some TLC show about a lady having her 16th kid!!!! Holy crap, I can't even imagine. What the hell?
Oh, & thanx for the porn. ha ha ha
Love talkin with ya! - Kate

Manic Mom said...

Katierocks...

I think I've seen that TLC show and exact episode actually...

Isn't it called:

STUPID, STUPID WOMAN

hahahahha

No prob on the porn, girlfriend!

Katirocks said...

Okay, there was another episode on after that one. If it's not called STUPID STUPID WOMAN, it should be called COMPLETELY LOST IT & NEED MEDICATION BECAUSE I'M A PSYCHOTIC WOMAN.
I mean WOW!!
Holy hell, I'm just in awe. They are loons!!
You're the best, I'm loving talking to a normal mom!!
thanks - Kate

Manic Mom said...

Katie, you've got the wrong woman.

This is not normalmommy.com.

it's manicmommy.com!!!

LOL!

kim said...

pass it on, or take your time -- took me a couple of weeks to get around to it, but it was fun.

Save it for when you have a blogging block.

XYZinn said...

I am a sponge person for dishes and a rag person for countertops. BUT, and this is a big but....I only use the rag for 1 day maybe 2. It is just too gross and holds too many germs. Same goes for the sponge...did you know those things are like illegal in restaurants because they hold so many germs. So, I will use it for dishes ONLY. And if it starts to get smelly, but is still fairly new, you can soak it in a part water, part bleach combo. I learned that in Martha Stewarts Home book which is chock full of wonderful information!
Oh, and I am so a chocolate and cookie person, but it depends on the chocolate and the type of cookies. :)

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wordtryst said...

Glad to know there are other sponge maniacs out there. Can't stand cloths either. Bleach is 'the' sanitizer, but I like the microwave suggestion. Never thought of that.

And chocolate, please. Unadulterated.