like a pineapple coffee cake?

bad mommy moment 4 million, 8 hundred and 57:

declaring a pineapple upside down cake to be sort of like a coffee cake… since both have toppings made of mostly brown sugar… so declaring it to be an acceptable breakfast to kill a desire to have one…

and being asked by the first grader… of this breakfast….

is this a sweet or does it count for a fruit?



You’re interviewing my neighbors about me?

.. investigative consumer report will be obtained from a consumer reporting agency for the purpose of evaluating you in connection with your employment application, or from time to time during employment in connection with evaluation for promotion, reassignment, or retention as an employee..

     The report may contain information bearing on your credit worthiness, credit standing, credit capacity, character, general reputation, personal characteristics, or mode of living from public records sources or through personal interviews with your neighbors, friends, or associates.


ok… i understand credit check to show responsibility… but personal interviews with your neighbors?? isn’t that a bit far?

Normal? How odd.

I ran across an online article about the places people most want to live if they could move anywhere.


The funniest thing? 

My top choice area was the number 1 answer! 

Which really kinda surprised me… because I would have guessed about 5 other cities as more likely to have popular appeal.

And its really rather unusual to have my thoughts be anywhere near the average on any opinion topic!


On their list of the top choices… 4 were actually on my top ten list. 

It surprised me a bit that my second choice (and most likily) city wasn’t listed. Because, at least with people I know, it tends to be pretty much the top choice. Which is part of what makes me a bit reluctant… I know of too many people going there for the wrong reasons, and fear either being lumped in with them, or actually letting my reasons get pulled to the wrong side.


Though, I did have 2 cities on my top ten list also make their least desired cities list. One I was considering because it’s reasonably close to hear and I have friends there, the other because it was reasonably close to where I went to college and I have friends there. But both had already been eliminated.

Ok, maybe I like it.

So I was randomly looking around the area of city2 at bunkbed prices at furnature stores… because kiddo has said she wants one… and i need to replace her bedframe when we move anyway… and it might be useful with overnight guests.


so i’m looking at website for various stores, and on one of them i get sidetracked into the bean bag section. 

and couch is another item on the replace list. actually, it has been for over a year… the ones i currently own were on their third home… and got torn up between moving and kid and cats.. and have actually been sitting in the garage for quite some time because the only person who ever used them was the cats, so they were just extra junk to keep cleaning off because they kept getting stuff tossed on them.


so i start thinking… really, how impractical is it to just have a giant bean bag couch in place of a normal one?


i mean, i don’t really like couches. not that i really have anything against other people’s couches… its just, when couch selecting…. i dont like couches. i dont see any couches that just call at me to buy them.

a lot are ugly. a lot are weird. a lot aren’t comfortable. and a lot look like they have the possibility to become one of those three with some active use.


and really… we dont have a whole lot of frequent visitors anyway. and the point to me is our comfort, not being fashionable. 

and the roundness would go with the papasan.

and the system i want to use for shelves someday is very square.. for nice contrast.

and really… how quickly would a stuffy formal conversation relax when youve just made someone sit on a giant bean bag?


so i’m dreaming… and i google the brand. and it leads me to a random youtube of kids jumping on one. which leads me to a video of a brand that looks nicer. suede covers. removable and machine washable. small foam really instead of just tiny beans.

and still dreaming… i look at prices. and really, its about the same as a regular couch. and they can be shipped… so no delivery fees.


so it goes into the someday dreaming pile mostly based on price. maybe someday i’ll fill the living room with a 7 1/2 foot couch-ish sized beanbag, and a couple of 5 ft diameter beanbags for chairs… and make my place look like a random college dorm or bachelor pad more than it tends to sometimes.

but it would probably be at least a year or so.



so i cant sleep tonight… insomnia and congestion… so i’m working on my website.

and while working on my website, i get sidetracked with my backflip files.. and start cleaning those out.

and in moving some things to my amazon wish list, i get sidetracked there.

and there on my amazon list, is the same beanbag. just a different size. from being added to the wants almost 2 years ago.


then, i get back to my backflip.

and there it is… 

a link to the ebay store for the same beanbag, company direct sales.

that i’d added back in early 2006. and the link still worked.

i had totally and completely forgotten ever adding either entry!



the ebay store offers the bean bag couch for just over 200, free shipping.


i’m thinking we may be going bean sooner than i imagined. 🙂

All the fat…

Leviticus 3

 16 and the priest will burn them on the altar. It is a special gift of food, a pleasing aroma to the Lord. All the fat belongs to the Lord.


the second part of this verse… could work well moved to a weight loss context.

actually, or on a card with a high cal gift of goodies… chop off the word “altar” and all before that.. lol

Random zombie plot?

Matthew 27

51 At that moment the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook, rocks split apart, 52 and tombs opened. The bodies of many godly men and women who had died were raised from the dead. 53 They left the cemetery after Jesus’ resurrection, went into the holy city of Jerusalem, and appeared to many people.


just another tangent i wish was developed more.

but then, i suppose a random zombie movie plot would be a distraction from the point at this point in the story.


but still. 

what did they do hanging around for three days suddenly alive again? did they get to see the resurrection? 

it says bodies and mentions the tombs opening… but then says they “appeared”.. seems an odd word choice for physical encounters.

are they completely back alive, like, to stay alive until another physical death? were these recently dead, or just random godly people?

and what happens to them now? i suppose the baby church could have used “many godly men and women”, but still.. formerly dead ones?


Last week I had made out a shopping list.

Apparently I was distracted, as yesterday I stood in the store and could not figure out why in the world I would need to be purchasing hydrogen.


A while after I got home, I got online.. and there in a random post in google reader was a post mentioning hydrogen peroxide.


which i’d intended to purchase to try to remove a stain.