Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Some Stuff

So, first of all, Michelle at Semblance of Sanity is doing more good for some wonderful children. Check out her latest and greatest here. Warning, it is emotional and may make you sad, but prayers are definitely needed. So go visit. NOW. Then come back.

And then, of course, some Betty stuff, which has become my fourth child. If you have been reading along these past eight months, and like what you've seen over at Betty, you can take a quick survey and be entered to win a NINTENDO DS. Did I mention the DS comes with SIX GAMES?!?!?!?

It's really simple. Just go here to answer this quick and easy survey. And yeah, when you do, tell them how much you LOVE Betty's Lit Lounge and Just Another Manic Mommy, and the Parenting section. I will FOREVER, FOREVER, FOREVER be in your debt!

And here's another new feature they just added. You can rate the articles you read and give them STARS. So like let's say you read about how I think Vicky Can Keep her Secrets. If you like what you read (or didn't), then you can rank the article by clicking on the stars at the bottom, but be careful because those stars are sensitive little bastards and they click at the quickest touch of a mouse.

Or you can also go to the article about the kind of dog I think Obama should get. As you read it, you'll see I wasn't thrilled with this particular assignment. Although I totally LOVE his tactic for getting a dog, and it's one I employ in my own home. I tell my children the same thing every day:

"I'll get you a dog when I become president of the United States of America."

Obama may have won the presidency but he lost the puppy war for sure. Read the whole thing here: How Much Is That Doggy In The White House?

And lastly, I'm getting my hair cut on Friday. I told Mr. Manic tonight that I was thinking of getting bangs, and I showed everyone a picture I cut out of Katie Holmes from a while ago, when her hair was a bit longer.

Diva said, "Ewwww, that's like Katie HOMELY!"

Mr. Manic said, "Are you thinking like how you had your hair in COLLEGE?"

I kinda shrugged and said, "Well, wouldn't it make me look YOUNGER?"

The boys really didn't say anything, they just kept eating their grilled cheese sammiches and tomato soup. (Yep, can you believe it? I DID COOK TONIGHT!)

Finally, after some silent contemplation about a potential new hairdo for me, Mr. Manic said:

"Why don't you just leave well enough alone."


Anonymous said...

PHEWWWW... That was one long survey! Or perhaps I just took it too seriously with my LONG answers! and Manic, I plugged you... because you totally are great! I hope they pay you LOTS!

Also - I REALLY like your hair the way it is! It's fun, funky and versatile!... get a good trim, perhaps adjust your face frame a touch for something different, drop in an x-tra layer for another small change... but a bang???... I'm just NOT a bang lover! Then again, I have NO forehead!

You will look so FAB no matter what you do!!!....

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Ah, Christine! You are sooo sweet! I hope you have been well! WHEN ARE YOU GONNA START YOUR BLOG?!?!

Michelle said...

Wow. Your husband really tried to think about that one and that was the best he came up with? Poor guy!

I'm off to go take the survey... and I'm with you on those stars! Do you have any sway to make them less sensitive? :)

Anonymous said...

OMG!... those stars are WAY TOO touchy!!! and I feel so shitty (I can say that, no?) cause it only gave you 3 stars (total mistake!)and I so wanted to give you 5 stars cause I SOOOOO agree with you on the whole DOG thing!... I could't find the do-over button and "Betty" is pretty smart - she ONLY let me vote once! uhhhgggg.

and who me?... my own blog?... hmmmm....

xxxx said...

Why don't you just leave well enough alone ... HA HA HA HA. Whatever! Get it cut! I'm sure it will be adorable!

Anonymous said...

I am a fan of bangs. As I get older I use them as a replacement for Botox to hide my increasingly creased forehead.
I say don't go for the heavy, straight across hairdresser calls mine fringe and since they are thinner that way (as 'fringe')I can still brush them off to the side.
"Leave well enough alone"...I love it!
*That was one long-ass survey ;)

Amanda said...

I vote with Mr Manic - although change is as good as a rest, so maybe you should just go for it. It's only hair after all, it'll grow if you don't like it.

Unknown said...

Okay, I did the survey. And what is this with your family and the haircut???? I say do what you want girl!

Moll said...

My husband is only happy when I don't cut my hair. If he had it is way, it would be down to the floor!

Trish Ryan said...

Okay, your chats with Mr. Manic crack me up. YOU should write a nonfiction book about life in your house, because there aren't many folks who combine hysterical humor with happily ever after the way you guys do...

Did you get your hair cut, or leave well enough alone???

AutoSysGene said...

Seriously? Leave well enough alone...ouch! I think it would look adorable...but of course, I think you already look great!!

Anonymous said...

It's two weeks on the sidelines for Mr. Manic. (I checked with the committee. Rules are rules.)