Welcome to Snarkfest

Welcome to my snarky corner of the web. Join me as I discuss everything from wine to chocolate. There may be a few other topics mixed in there too. I talk a bunch about my amazing offspring, 19 and 17. I sometimes go on and on about my secret crush on the amazing Mike Rowe. I talk about things that irritate me or things that make me happy. Sometimes I just talk to hear myself talk. Feedback is always appreciated but please make sure it's respectable. No nudity or profanity. I'm the only one allowed to be profane. But any and all snark is welcome and appreciated!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

As we inch closer......

It won't be long before the new book, I Just Want to Pee Alone is released for public consumption! I want to remind you that the book will be available to purchase on Amazon.com when it's released and I will most likely announce that within 3 nanoseconds of getting the go ahead, so stay tuned. In the meantime, I want to say a hearty THANK YOU to whomever has placed a regular order using the Amazon.com link on my blog page here, because just using that link to buy ANYTHING on Amazon earns me a little commission. So if you are in the market for socks, a bowling ball, office supplies, bug killer,a tennis racket, bird seed, condoms, a waterproof mattress pad, a stuffed monkey or anything else you could POSSIBLY order from Amazon.com please us the link here on the old Snarkfest blog and help me put some pennies in 15 & 13's little college fund. That would be awesome!

Now I'm going to share a few more of the awesome bloggers that I've got the pleasure of collaborating with in I Just Want to Pee Alone.

Insane in the Mom-Brain shares with us the Chick Fil-A Bathroom Incident of '07. I have to admit, it's gross but she had me at REDRUM.

Amy of Amy's Real Life shares her story of being a juror on a murder trial in Juror Number Me. It's a 3 part blog that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Next up, Nurse Mommy Laughs pens a Christmas Sonnet to my Trash Man.  I only wish I was her neighbor to witness her chasing the trash truck.

And finally for today, I give you Kim at Let Me Start By Saying with this awesome piece, What Parents Say, What Parents Mean. I am FOREVER telling my girls, "Don't listen to what I say, listen to what I mean!!" And she gets it.

Go, read, enjoy and stay tuned for the new book which is due out very very soon!!!! And don't forget, for all your Amazon shopping needs, click that link please. 15 & 13's future depends on this. They're already practicing their very best "did you want fries with that?" speech.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Who are you? Who, who? Who, who?





So both Joy at Evil Joy and Stef at Mom-spirational have tagged me in a little thing that’s been making its way around the blogosphere called:  “Who the Hell Are You?” It’s this game that helps us get to know one another.  My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to answer 25 easy questions – then tag people.  I hate tagging people and making them answer questions but the life of my washing machine depends on it. And I don’t have any money for a new washer or a repairman, so I’m succumbing to peer pressure and tagging some folks. But first the answers to the questions from yours truly:

1.  Where were you born?  Methodist Hospital, South Philadelphia
2.  Were you named after someone?  St. Theresa the Little Flower (shut up). I was actually almost named Maureen but it didn’t really flow with my maiden name so they opted to name me after a saint (again, shut up)
3.  How many children do you have?  2 daughters: Damian and Satan.
4.  How many pets do you have?  2 dogs, Henry and Cosmo and 1 cat, Cinnamon (Dumbass)
5.  Your worst injury?  Since I’m so graceful, there have been many. I broke my littlest piggy toe the night before a trip to Hershey Park so walking from one end of the park to the other with my in-laws was nothing short of a little slice of heaven. I’ve also pulled my back muscles out a few times, and I once had an ear infection where the pain rivaled the scene in Indiana Jones where they pull the guys heart out of his chest
6.  Do you have a special talent?  Not sure if it’s a talent but I love to bake and I’m a baking maniac every Christmas
7.  Favorite thing to bake? Pear custard bars because everyone for whom I’ve ever made them absolutely raves about them. (see #6)
8.  Favorite Fast Food? Diary Queen French Silk Pie blizzard with twist ice cream (if you want to get specific)
9.   Would you bungee jump? Hell to the NO. But I would skydive. Go figure.
10.  What is the first thing you notice about people?  Usually their eyes. Especially if they’re crossed
11.  When was the last time you cried?  This morning when I saw this video:
 
Video courtesy of YouTube
 

12.  Any current worries? Always worry about money, my girls, if I’m a good enough mom, if I’ll ever lose weight, and my biggest worry is about my mom’s declining health.
13.  Name 3 drinks you drink regularly.  Water, coffee, wine (not necessarily in that order)
14.  What’s your favorite book?  The Talisman – Stephen King & Peter Straub
15.  Would you like to be a pirate? No because I sound ridiculous whenever I say ‘arrrrgh’ plus I look ridiculous in an eye patch and am allergic to parrots
16.  Favorite Smells? A real old fashioned bakery that makes cookies and cakes
17.  Why do you blog?  Because I can. I enjoy making people laugh and if by blogging I get to do that, then that is icing on my cake!
18. What song do you want played at your funeral?  Picasso’s Last Words (Drink to Me) by Paul McCartney
19.  What is your least favorite thing about yourself? Being short. If I was about 5’6” I’d be so much better proportioned, but being 5’1” my proportions are that of a member of the Lollipop Guild
20.  Favorite hobby? I absolutely love reading books but sadly I almost never have the time to do that anymore. Not a big fan of reading on a Nook or a Kindle but I supposed I should start getting used to it.
21.  Name Something you’ve done, you never thought you would do?  Run marathons
22.  What do you look for in a friend? A sense of humor.  If you are my friend then you have the ability to find humor in all different situations.
23.  Favorite Fun things to do?  Family nights with my crew, we do a lot of family movie nights and I love that. Also love running with my 15 year old.
24.  Pet peeves?  Liars, phony people, muddy, dirty dogs on my clean floor (ok my floors are never clean, quite possibly because I’ve got muddy, dirty dogs
25.  What’s the last thing that made you laugh? Talking to Holly Frye on the phone a little while ago. Holly always makes me laugh.

And now for those I'm tagging:

Gina Valley
Motherhood: A Descent into Madness 

YOU'RE IT!!! Tell us WHO ARE YOU?!?!