Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Mirror Has Many Faces

I recently put "25 Random Things About Sondra" on facebook. I am going to put them here. Then, as an extra treat for those of you that know me well, I'm going to add some things that aren't quite so white-washed, ya know, WHAT I REALLY THINK.
1. I was born in Kansas City, MO
2. I love to read. Anything non-fiction.
3. I would die without music.
4. Chad and my husband are tied in the race to be my best friend.
5. I have profound gratitude to my husband for giving me the absolute privilege of staying home with my kids.
6. I am surrounded by kids all of the time. I have three and am very close to my seven nieces and nephews. I have to do 'head counts' on a regular basis.
7. My kids and I run a fireworks stand at the lake every summer.
8. There are still people that call me Flo, including my husband.
9. My husband is NOT related to any of the McClungs in Eureka but Jim Magee is his cousin.
10. I miss my oldest brother terribly. Not a day goes by...
11. I have been vacationing in Mexico for about 6 years and love to snorkel.
12. I have four dogs.
13. I have wonderful in-laws and feel very lucky that my kids have such wonderful grandparents that are a very big part of daily life.
14. I am 100,000 times happier with my life than I ever thought I would be.
15. I believe that we have no idea how much time we have and if life is not 75% good, you must change it for the better.
16. I would rather be sweating like a pig than be cold.
17. My closest friends have been with me since High School and I think that is spectacular.
18. My daughter and I love to watch Horror Movies together. The cheesier, the better.
19. We spent our 10th Wedding Anniversary in New Orleans a few years ago. It is an amazing city.
20. One of my dogs got hit by a car on Christmas Day 2007, she is now a three legged wiener.
21. I think sleep is a waste of time and have passed this on to my daughter. arrrgh.
22. I would like to go to more Royals games this year.
23. I have WAY too many pairs of tennis shoes.
24. I am addicted to RockStar Roasted Light.
25. I have to go take the girls to Basketball....

26. I love cats. DEAD ONES.
27. I have no tolerance for racism. It makes me f-ing sick to my stomach.
28. I have only slightly more tolerance for ignorant people. If you are stupid, it is not your fault. Ignorance, however, is a choice.
29. Some days I think I drink too much, some days, too little.
30. I believe in Karma and cackle like a crazy person when I see her in action.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Life Lessons From Elvis

Lesson #11:
When you triumphantly throw your arms skyward during the finale of 'Burning Love', that jumpsuit's gonna ride up in crevices you didn't even know you had. Just be ready for it is all I'm sayin'.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Which One Is Not Like The Other Ones?


Monday, January 19, 2009

Thanks to My BFF With OCD

I already know the FABULOUS location of my Mexican vacation in July.

Friday, January 16, 2009

MORE Health Advice From Lewis Black

"Hey, Lew, your smallpox vaccine has worn off. You want another?"
Um, let me think. Yeah, you're fucking right I want another because, until now, my whole life has been a delusion. Every day I would wake up and say, "It's gonna suck today, but at least I won't get smallpox."
Here's how long it took the government to tell us about this concern. Imagine going to a public bathroom only to flush the toilet and have the toilet water hit you in the face. Then, as you walk out of the bathroom, you see a big sign on the back of the door that reads WARNING: TOILET WATER MAY HIT YOU IN THE FACE. But that's how things work in this country. We get our government-issued goggles only after diluted piss stings our eyes.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

New Category: Things I Don't Necessarily Need To Know

The temperature gauge in my car DOES register negative numbers.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Those There Were Crazy Times

Boom Crash Opera - Onion Skin
from These Here Are Crazy Times

Hey, Chad... recent reminisces about the old apartment on Deer Ln. made me recall this, one of our many drunken anthems.
Here is a clip of it live.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Frank Zappa

Tiff went to see Dweezil (aka: The Bowl of Hotness) the other night and it made me realize that while I've mentioned a lot of people that I admire on this here blog of mine, I have yet to mention Frank. He was the voice of a generation, he saved us from the PMRC and he left us long before his work was done. He always said that being remembered wasn't important to people like him, he lies in an unmarked grave to prove it, but I know that I am not the only person that wept when he died and that still finds strength in his words. My favorite of those words being "May your shit come to life and kiss you."

This is Frank on Crossfire sometime after the PMRC Senate Hearings. I love it when he tells John Lofton to kiss his ass. Frank's definition of fascism "...when you have a government that prefers a certain moral code derived from a certain religion and that moral code turns into legislation..."

And this is just damn funny. Titties and Beer. Frank at his finest.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Cooper Charles Meng

January 5th, 2009
7 lbs. 8 oz.
3:03 AM

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Don't Forget the Lyrics

Canyon and I were channel surfing on our way back from Fayetteville today. I have always known that many of the undamaged brain cells that I have left are too busy storing song lyrics to be good for much else, but today it became very painfully obvious. If anyone knows where I can go to have some of them extracted, please let me know.

This one isn't so bad...
But if you can make it through this one, you, too, are in need of an extraction...

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Cooper Is Being Stubborn

I have a theory. Actually, Chad and I have a theory. It is that there are far too many children born into not so stable environments that are in turn raised to be not so productive portions of society. As a result of this theory, we have always encouraged the mentally stable people we know to go forth and multiply. In short, good people should have as many children as possible so that we have a fighting chance at keeping this planet from disappearing in a smoke cloud emitted from an exploded meth lab.
Tony and I have been ruthlessly hounding his best friend and wife to pro create for years now. I don't think we had much to do with the decision, I think Dinger just wanted to prove that "his boys could swim", but they are finally blessing the world with one more combatant in the war against dysfunction. Cooper Charles was due on the 29th of December and is not showing any signs of gracing us with his presence anytime soon. All I can say is that good things come to those who wait... Oh, and I had January 2nd in the pool and there were no later guesses than that so I win by default.

You can come out now, Coop. We are all waiting very patiently to spoil you rotten. I'll buy you a brand new, shiny pair of Chuck Taylor's if you come out and see me.