Friday, November 07, 2008

Because Who Said TWIT?

The clouds and the sun and the hail aligned today and Tukey went back to school and I could hear probably three-quarters of the amount I usually can so I ventured out today! Had a really fun blogger lunch with some fabU ladies, including none other than Dawn at Because I Said So, who smacked me every time I said TWIT instead of tweet. Like I give a SHEET!

We were joined by Melisa with one S at Suburban Scrawl, my stalker extraordinaire who called me like three times to see if I was out of the shower yet (You can read HER version here), and Melissa with TWO ESSES, the PROPER way to spell the name for crying out loud (KIDDING MELISA with one S!) at Hope Floats, who, it JUST HIT ME, I THOUGHT FOREVER THAT HER NAME WAS REALLY HOPE! Duh.

And lovely Sarah from Snarkalicious was there, and Shawna, newly published author of Gardening Nekkid. BUY IT HERE. Trust me, you don't have to be nekkid to enjoy gardening.

Shawna Buy Her Nekkid Book!

And my dear friend Lynn, who has not gotten into the total joys of blogging yet, but is strongly considering it. And honest and truly I enjoyed meeting Michelle from, yep, you guessed it, Honest and Truly, who is like a kindred spirit because we both wanted key lime cheesecake for dessert! Plus, she extra extra rocks because she brought me the popcorn ball I so wanted at Halloween. I haven't eaten it yet because yes, I'm going back to Weight Watchers tomorrow!

Melisa with One S, Me with Popcorn ball, Dawn Because She Said So:

Dawn, Buy Her Book Because I Said So (Get it, BECAUSE I SAID TO BUY IT! BWHAHAAHH!)

So we all hung out and chit chatted, and I ate the world's largest salad, you know because I'm going back to Weight Watchers tomorrow, and even left SOME on my plate cuz that's one of the first rules of dieting, or rather, habit changing!

My leftover salad:

All of us, but my friend Lynn had to leave. Something about children needing to be attended to?

We talked about men rubbing our a$$eS (wonder if that'll get me any new readers), and publishing books, and twittering, and my cool shoes I wore especially for Dawn, who if she is a true friend she will post a picture on HER SITE for you to enjoy. Then she was texting me the whole time I was driving home and I was texting back: I'M GONNA DIE! I CAN'T TEXT AND DRIVE! I JUST MISSED MY EXIT!

But really it was fun.

When I returned home, since it was a crappy rainy afternoon, after school, some of us moms took the kids the see Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. Fun flick! I especially love the new hippo dude, Moto Moto, who likes 'em Big & Chunky. My type o' guy.

So, take your kids to see it. Especially if it's a crappy weekend. Or not. Whatever. Tomorrow, we've got basketball. Diva AND Ajers are doing it this winter, and we've also got an indoor soccer game. So, there's no rest for the weary!

And if you really have NOTHING else better to do than sit here looking at my dumbass blog, then why don't you hop on over to Betty and read this fun and insightful stuff:

Victoria Can Keep Her Secrets

While I did not vote for the future president, I do have some nice thoughts about him:
Our Children, Our Future (Dad, don't call me up to yell or anything cuz I got another one coming about Obama's future dog. Yeah. I know.

I Hate Winter Cuz yeah. I do.

OK, so maybe they're not FUN, but it's all I got for now.

Have a great weekend everyone. And in case you haven't started defrosting your turkey yet, you've got exactly 20 days to do so. Yeah, I know. You're welcome. That's what I'm here for.


Melisa Wells said...

Talk about a dissertation! Whatever!

I wouldn't have had to call you three times if you would have hurried your a$$ up! J/K: I would have called anyway.

It was super fun! Thanks for inviting me!

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Yeah well, truth be told, my tiara broke and I was hoping beyond all hope you would bring me a new one, but NOOOOOOOOOOOOO, you had to bring Melissa one while we all looked on, all jealous and shit!

Bwhahahahahahahh! : )

morninglight mama said...

What are the odds you all want to move to the DC area, because I think I could totally hang with you! (How conceited does that sound???!!!)

Glad you had a great gals night out. :)

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

morninglight-you could rock it with the best of them I am sure!!! Would love to hang with you!

Melisa Wells said...

You must have been mistreating the tiara. Poor tiara! Did you tell me that it broke during one of my annoying phone calls? I don't remember you saying that!

(and whaddaya think, they come with a Lifelong Replacement Guarantee? :) )

hee hee

Michelle said...

So what, you'll show your leftover salad but not show the picture of how MONSTROUSLY large is was to start? And remember... the key lime cheesecake is not dessert because it technically has fruit in it.

Next time (ok, assuming I would even possibly be invited next time) I'm bringing my own tiara ;) I think I still have the one I wore when I got married.... Wait, did I wear one then? Hmm.

Oh, and you look gorgeous, even if you can't actually hear. Glad everyone's feeling better -- or at least well enough to go to school. Can you believe it tried to SNOW on my way home?

Oh, and I got my mani/pedi! :) I'm purple again. Aaaaaaaaand I saw a movie! Ghost House. I'm so out of it, I'd never heard of it before but it was good!

MommaSuds said...

Oh my goodness you crack me up. Looks like ya'll had a fabulous time. Ya'll shouldn't drive and txt it is dangerous.

I checked out the links from Betty Confidential. It was really my first time going to that site. I really liked it. Thanks for sharing the links.

WeaselMomma said...

Sounds like a great time.

cubmommy said...

Sounds like you guys had a great time.

Question: Will you be giving away any advance copies of Dawn's book? Just looked it up and I probably could use it right now I need some laughter and prespective on parenting right now.

noexcuses said...

Nothing beats a good time with BFFS! It is especially sweet to have a good-sized group with so many common interests!

Can't wait to see the shoes!

Let me check the dress-up box. I think there is a tiara in there if you still want one!

So happy you met with friends after such a rotten week!

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Cubmommy--I'll ask Dawn about doing a giveaway when the book comes out!

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

My tiara that Melisa gave me is not really broken--I was joking! but thank you no excuses! I was just giving her shit! LOL!

Melisa Wells said...

A-ha! That's what I thought! You're such a HMDH. Ha ha

Have a great weekend!

Stephanie J. Blake said...

I don't know how you do all this stuff when you feel like crap. I'm at death's door with a sinus infection, hubby's out of town, and the three kids want to go to the movies.

Can someone just put me out of my misery?

I considered driving to the ER in the night and letting the nurses take care of the kids so I can be knocked out.

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Colorado, FEEL BETTER! I know, sometimes, don't you wish you could just go to the hospital and have a nice, kind nurse take care of you for the night!!!!

MaBunny said...

I want to come back to Chicago and get to have lunch with you , Dawn and Michelle! I haven't been back there since '96 though...
Maybe if you are down the Texas way sometime...
/wishful thinking

AutoSysGene said...

Psst! I'll let you in on a secret...have to cancel with Melisa twice and then she will all but want to throw a tiara at you! ;)

I'm glad that I got to finally meet up with y'all...even if I missed the hugest salad in the world and dessert that wasn't dessert.

Hopefully next time I will get to eat and not worry if I smell like nasty hot packs and ultrasound gel.

Of course I was the one getting my a$$ rubbed, so I'm not complaining or anything!!

AutoSysGene said...

Oh and just so you daughter's name is you weren't that far off.

Shawna Lee Coronado said...

Manic - Your salad was the size of two heapin' Dolly Parton boobs - absolutely sure of it!

And it looks like I'm paying you people to read my book - HA! - see the money in my hand!! Love it!

It was an awesome lunch. I think the wine and Belini's encouraged fun...

Everyone have a a great weekend and thanks for the fantastic lunch!

Take care,

a.k.a. Naked Gardener Chick

Kate said...

Fun! And I love your writing on BC, but not being able to comment on it directly. Sadness. I loved what you said about Obama as a dad and winter. Come visit me! I got a freaking sunburn sitting at the homecoming game in the 80 degrees.

Anonymous said...

I'm jealous I don't live nearby!

Cheesecake Factory has RIDICULOUS portions. When my MIL and I go out for lunch there, we split something so we have room for cheesecake. :-)

Kristin said...


Just a heads up on another one of Vicky's Secrets - all models are wearing bras that are too small for them so the "girls" appear overly ample. I worked at VS for a few months in college and would have to explain to women who wanted to look like the models that unless they wanted to sacrifice comfort - it wasn't going to happen.

Amy said...

You wrote a great article on betty confidential! :)

ORION said...

How come I don't get invited to lunch...was it something I said?
Or is it just because I live in Hawaii?

word verification: porid - what you feel when it's raining really hard...

Dawn said...

Hawaii? I vote we have lunch in Orion's neck of the woods next time!

Anonymous said...

Where did you get the shoes? ADORABLE !!! Do I see PRA for Prada on them ?

trishia said...

I came over here from Dawn's site just to ask you where those shoes are from :P They are divine!

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

OK, If I get a ton of new fabulous readers just from my goofy shoes I will totally crack up!!!! LOL!

Those shoes are like three years old probably and I bought them at TJ Maxx and they are MUDD brand.

Anon--you cracked me up--PRADA! Love it! Bwahahahah!

Maybe I should auction them off on eBay and then I will get as famous as Dawn! hahahah! Thanks though for coming over because of Dawn!

Beth Kephart said...

You had a blogger lunch?

Bloggers lunch?

(thank you for stopping by!)

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