Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Would You Like Mayo With That?!?

Recently, I got an email from a great company informing me I would soon be receiving a package. That company was Influenster and that package was a VoxBox. Now, I have received a few such boxes in the past and have always been super happy with what I have found inside. Needless to say, I was truly excited. 

Reading further into the email, I realized it was for Hellmann's mayonnaise. Mayo? In a box? I was intrigued. Why would Hellmann's be sending mayo to testers on the West Coast? Hellmann's is an East Coast thing. Here Hellmann's goes by the name Best Food's. (You know, kind of like how Hardy's back East is Carl's Jr. here on in the West? Ya. Weird, but true.) I was doubting that was the reason for the VoxBox, but it did make me wonder. Eagerly, I waited for the box.

When it arrived, I ripped that sucker open like it was a chocolate Santa on Christmas morning. What could it be?!? A new flavor? A name change? New packaging?  AH!  NEW PACKAGING!!! So, naturally, I  whipped out my camera and conducted a full on photo shoot and unboxing video. Who wouldn't?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

One New Blog and Almost a Year Later...

It has been a long time. I know. But, since the last time I posted, a lot has developed.  So as to keep this short, I will summarize in bullets.

* I turned 40.  Huge! I know!

* I started a new blog. In the attempt to focus more on my Bipolar Disorder (and my daughter's) I created Blissful Bipolar Blues. I had every intention to keep up with.  However, much like with this blog... life, and (ironically) my disorder got in the way.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

The World's Largest Thermometer! Finally.

Welcome back!  Seems my posts about Baker, CA have brought quite a bit of attention to my blog.  Whether you landed here in your search for aliens, beef jerky, or extremely large (and rather elusive) thermometers... GREETINGS!  And welcome.

Ok, back to Baker.  (If this is your first time here and you actually want the back story, you can start reading here.  However, it is not absolutely necessary.)

Before we get to the World's Largest Thermometer! I feel the need to mention another stop in Baker.  One that made Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives" featured on the Food Network, The Mad Greek. Signs were everywhere clamoring for my attention stating they were "World Famous." However, I was not that hungry, I am not a huge fan of Greek food, and I had my sites set on bigger things. Much. Bigger. Although, in hindsight, I could kick myself for not at least taking pictures of the place.  But, like I said, I was preoccupied. That and I had my Mom's voice nagging me about the whole "Ball of Twine" thing.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Alien Fresh Jerky

Better than The Biggest Ball of Twine (part 2) or Alien Fresh Jerky - The inside!

Yesterday, I showed you the outside of Alien Fresh Jerky.  Today, I take you inside.  With out all the extra chatter, let's get right into the pictures. Now, keep in mind we didn't take pictures of everything. I didn't want to look like a desperate blogger in need of something to write about, so we aimed for pathetic tourist instead.  So ya, we didn't miss much.

Like any good Alien based tourist attraction, there were plenty of little visitors on hand to welcome us:

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Better Than The Biggest Ball of Twine!

Over this last weekend, I got to scratch something off my bucket list.  But first, a quick back story:

At 3:08 am on September the 16th, my beloved Grandmother passed away.  She was my very last grandparent. 2 days later, I turned 40. In short, life stared me straight in the eyes and bitch slapped me hard with reality.  Then, to add to my already altered state of mind, I was tossed into our SUV and subjected to 12 hours of close confined and torturous hell with my Father, Bruce and our 3 lovely children.  (Yes, you should assume a sarcastic tone when you read the "lovely" part.) Our destination? Laughlin (and then Las Vegas), Nevada.  And the only thing worse, was the 14+ hour ride home.

But it wasn't all bad. --  Yes.  I played a bit and lost. But that wasn't the highlight of the trip.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Hellooooooo Russia!!!

So, I was poking around in my stats (because I like feeling bad about how few people actually view my blood, sweat, and tears) and I clicked on the "Traffic Sources" tab.  Would you believe I have more visitors from Russia than I do from the U.S.?  That just blew me away!  Obviously, they are all lurkers (along with the other 99.9999% of you who visit.  Sad really.  I like comments.  Really.  I do.) But that is OK!  It feels fabulous to know I'm not just talking to myself.

Well.... kinda.  I mean, I AM still just talking to myself, but at least I now know some one's watching me do it.

Wait.  That sounds creepy.

Eh.  They are probably here for the fabulous picture of the "tick tock" clock embedded in my "Hello Insomnia, My Old Friend" post. (Thanks Google!)

But I digress... back to the topic at hand.  
Helloooooo RUSSIA!!!! 

 For whatever reason you have stopped by, WELCOME!!!   And... Thanks! 

I feel so worldly now.  ;0)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Happy Birthday Bubba! ~~~ Very Much Belated!

Oh wow.  I have failed as a bloggy mom, in more ways than one!  I thought I posted this the day after my son's birthday, come to find it hiding in the "edit" file.  No wonder it never showed up on anyone's Comment Luv!  CRAP!  Sorry baby boy.  Mommy does love you.  She's just a hot mess of a blogger.

Well, better late than never, I guess.  

Yesterday was my son's 7th birthday.  He was excited because he made it to the doubld syllables.  Se-ven. He thinks that big, wait 'til he turns eleven. ;0)

Happy Birthday Handsome!