Here’s a little something just to prove I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth or gone mad, barking crazy (yet)

February 22, 2007

Saw this over at Squirl’s place, and thought I’d give it a whirl… LadyBug took the free personality test!“Longs for a tender and sympathetic bond and for a …”

Click here to read the rest of the results.


A little too overwhelmed with Real Life to post anything substantial…

September 8, 2006

This, completely, unapologetically stolen from Undercover Mutha:

I am an excalibur!
Find your own pose!

I’m It! Also, does my blog look old and saggy?

September 29, 2005

Cat tagged me with this fun (no, really!) meme, which required a trip into the ol’ LadyBug archives. And do you know what I discovered? No, of course you don’t, and that’s why I will tell you…

I completely missed my Blog Anniversary.

I posted my first blog entry on Monday, September 13, 2004. So, a belated Happy Blogiversary to me. And a Thank You to Cat, for tagging me and sending me on an exploration of my archives.

So. Onward and upward, then.

The Rules:
1. Go into your archive.
2. Find your 23rd post.
3. Find the fifth sentence (or closest to).
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions.
5. Tag five other people to do the same.

From Does this make me Beavis or Butthead?, Thursday, December 16, 2004:

“Apparently, my exhaustion has turned my brain into an eleven-year-old boy.”

And I’m tagging kalki, Bucky Four-Eyes, Squirl, Homestead, and Circus Kelli. (I just sort of randomly clicked through my bookmarks. If anyone else wants to play along, consider yourself tagged, too.)

Have fun, gals!

Love Is…

June 6, 2005

Today’s Monday Motif topic provided by the magnificent mrtl.

I’ve spent the past week contemplating today’s topic: Love. The first thing that popped into my head when I saw the topic was the old cliché, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” And I thought, “Well, that’s just all kinds of WRONG.” Actually, Love is being willing to apologize and ask for forgiveness when you’ve wronged someone. And that little revelation got me thinking about what else Love IS…

Love is the bond a woman feels with the ever-growing, bladder-kicking lump in her pregnant belly.

Love is breastfeeding a newborn through sore, cracked nipples, engorgement, and breast infections.

Love is sleep-walking to the baby’s room eleventy hundred times a night to put the stupid pacifier back in his mouth.

Love is delighting in the daily discoveries of an infant.

Love is a mother’s heart breaking at the realization that her baby isn’t a baby anymore.

Love is suddenly feeling fiercely protective, excited, worried, and happy – all at once – when your baby big kid starts school.

Love is being willing to take the flack you’ll get from your boss for missing so much work, because you refuse to miss all those school and extracurricular activities.

Love is watching them grow, and wishing they’d slow down.

Love is letting go, when it’s time to let go.

Love is always, always there when they return.


“Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends;…
So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
(1 Corinthians 13:4-8, 13; RSV)

Google me this…

May 31, 2005

This week marks the launch of former English teacher mrtl‘s Motif Monday. I don’t generally get in on the various themed days in blogland (Self-portrait day, Stuff Friday, etc.), but I like this one, because (a) it’s simple: mrtl gives a topic (which, I believe will be just one word, after this week), (b) it doesn’t require me to take/upload/fix/crop photos of anything or anyone, and (c) I’ll always be a schoolgirl at heart, sitting in the second desk from the front, in the row closest to the teacher’s desk.

(As an aside, yes, I do realize today is actually Tuesday. But yesterday was a holiday, so – for all intent and purposes – today is Monday. Shut up. It is so.)

This week’s theme is “My #1 Google search term.” As you can imagine, I get many hits from people searching for information on ladybugs, including – but not limited to – “what a ladybug looks like”, “long ladybug grow”, “a pregnant ladybug”, and the oh-so-specific, all-caps request “LADYBUG THAT’S AN INSECT”. I can only imagine the disappointment – or sheer horror – when these well-intentioned searches land those poor folks here.

I also get plenty of hits from people looking to accessorize their lives with various ladybug paraphernalia: “lady bug baths”, “lady bug toys”, “LADYBUG BEDROOM”, “how to build a ladybug house”, “ladybug bedroom stuff”, “ladybug baby stuff”, “ladybug stove”, “ladybug rock”, “swimsuit AND ladybug”, and “ladybug cake” – which, I hope, would be a cake made to look like a ladybug, and not one made out of ladybugs (blech).

Ladybug searches aside, I do get some interesting, and some humorous hits. For instance, the following are examples of searches – exactly as they were Googled – that have landed unsuspecting victims visitors here.

“Saturday Night Live-oops, I crapped my pants” (#7 Google result)

“squirl + pus” (#5 Google result) (This one requires a nod to Squirl, else that spelling-challenged Googler would’ve ended up elsewhere.)

“kimberley swimsuit bachelor naked” (#10 Google result)

Other search phrases that show up in my stats:

a ladybug with attitude (Hell, yeah. I’ll show you attitude.)
explosive diarrhea (Yep. Been there. Done that. And you might wanna get off the computer and go check that diaper again.)
fun and bronchoscopy (Trust me. Fun, it ain’t.)
10 month old night wakings (Um, yeah. I feel for you. I really do. But – I’m so sorry – you’ll find nothing actually helpful here.)
lady like vomiting (There’s nothing ladylike about vomiting. It can’t be done. Unless you were looking for a lady who…likes vomiting? And if so…just…YUCK.)
baby diarrhea night (There again, been there. Done that. Go check that diaper again.)
loud birds waking you up (May I suggest a scarecrow?)
Vomiting bug 2005 (Now that’s just gross.)

My all-time favorite search phrase, though, is this one:

“I like the way you put your hands up in the air 2005”.

I’ve no idea what that person was searching for, but seeing that phrase in my stats made me giggle.

That there is some funny…er…poop.

May 4, 2005

I have been unofficially tagged by kalki over at klog, with this “Turd in a punch bowl” meme that’s going around. As I am otherwise devoid of any creativity whatsoever (I’m still sick with cold/allergy stuff, and Baby Boy now has some sort of stomach bug, complete with diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Geesh.), I decided to face the evil meme and accept my fate be a good sport and participate.

The Rules:

Write four lines of poetry. The first and third lines must be “Turd in a punch bowl.” The second and fourth lines must rhyme.
Oh, and tag three other bloggers, blah, blah, blah.

Okay, here goes nuthin’:

Turd in a punch bowl
Really caught me eye.
Turd in a punch bowl
What a classy guy.

Also, because I am an overachiever, I give you:

Turd in a punch bowl
A floater in the pool.
Turd in a punch bowl
A sickening, sample stool.

Turd in a punch bowl
Looking so forlorn.
Turd in a punch bowl
Oh, dear. I see some corn.

Okay, yuck. I’ll have to stop there. I just grossed myself out. Apologies and all that jazz.

Oh, yes, and I unofficially tag Danielle, Homestead, and Amber, since they may be the last three bloggers in my corner of the blogosphere, who haven’t been tagged. Ladies, this unofficial tag means you can write poopy poetry or pretend you never saw this post, whatever you want to do.

If you need me, I’ll be curled up in the corner, praying for rest and wellness.

Is my tag showing?

March 20, 2005

I had barely finished breathing a sigh of relief that Bucky Four-Eyes didn’t tag me with the meme she posted at her place, when I checked my email and found a tag from Susie. Is this like a chain letter? I hope it’s not illegal….

1. What book would I like to be?
Oh, good grief…any book will do, as long as it just lies there resting all the time. Surely there’s a book titled “Eternal Slumber”? (Why yes, I am very tired…why do you ask?)

2.Have I ever had a crush on a fictional character?
I never realized this until just now, but I think I had a little thing for Nancy Drew.

3.What is the last book I bought?
Glorious Appearing: The End of Days (#12 in the Left Behind series) by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins (I’ve had it for almost a year and haven’t read it yet. Sigh.)

4. What is the last book I read?
The Purpose-Driven Life by Rick Warren

5.What am I currently reading?
You Can’t Make Me (But I Can Be Persuaded): Strategies for Bringing Out the Best in Your Strong-Willed Child by Cynthia Tobias

6. What 5 books would I take with me if I were stranded on an island?
1. The Bible
2. The book I listed in #3, ’cause maybe I’d finally have time to read it.
3. The other 11 books in the Left Behind series (and yes, this DOES count as one book…because I said so, that’s why)
4. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, ’cause every time I read it I discover something I missed before.
5. Any Nancy Drew boxed set, now that I’ve discovered that I have…umm…feelings for her.

7. What 3 people am I going to tag and make answer these questions and why?
1. Colleen, because she’s my closest internet friend, and this is a cool way to learn more about her.

2. Danielle, because I think she might enjoy it, and I know she and her hubby have some fun books lying around.

3. Kit at What She Said because she’s the one person who reads my blog, whom I also know “outside” the blogosphere, and because I know she’ll call me a brat for it.

[I just realized how mundane my life has become in this area. I promise, I used to read books, I used to be somewhat of an intellectual, and I used to be interesting. Oh, and I used to be thin, too. (That’s off the subject, I know, but worth mentioning, don’t you think?)]