Showing posts with label WTF. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WTF. Show all posts

Thursday, August 29, 2013

For Sale

Yesterday I posted this picture on Instagram:

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I have since posted a photo home tour and the flyer for the sale of our home on Facebook.  I have been flooded with texts, comments, and messages asking why we are selling and where we are going, so I thought I thought I would just take care of answering those questions here.

First, I would like to clarify that in no way are we selling because we HAVE TO.  We are not under financial strain.  In fact, our financial position is the best it's been since we moved into the home we built from the ground up.  Given the recent market history and the fact that a lot of people have had to short sale or foreclose their home, that's where people's minds automatically go.  Fortunately for us, that is not the case.

It just so happens that the market in our area right now is really good.  And since we have been in our home for just over 3.5 years with a low interest rate, we are in a position to increase our financial position even more by selling our home.  After all, equity is just money on paper...

This was by no means an easy decision, as we have been discussing it for quite a while now.  WE love, LOVE, love this house.  We watched this house go from a piece of paper, to a foundation, to our first home together.  We chose the color of the walls and cupboards, the size of the tile, selected the slab of granite for our counter tops.  JB proposed to me in this house.  We had our rehearsal dinner in this house.  My bridesmaids and I got ready on our wedding day in this house.  We learned how to live together here and make decisions for our future together here, which has led us to where we are now.  We have discussed our goals, plans, dreams, etc.  And in the end, taking all factors into consideration, this is a great opportunity for us prepare for whatever opportunities may come our way (professional, recreational, or otherwise).

There are some that may think that we are moving backwards in the social progression of marriage -> home -> babies -> retirement, but that is subjective, and JB and I don't feel that way.  We feel like we have the opportunity to reset and rediscover our passions and future plans.  Some people think that this amazing home we have now is never going to come around again.  But maybe something better will?

The other question I have been getting a lot is "Where are you going?".  We currently don't have any plans to leave the area as we are both still employed here, our families are here, and we love the community we live in.  Based on our research, we should be able to rent something suitable in the same area for $500-$800 less per month.  You read that right.  How do you deny that fact?  Lower rent, lower utilities, and debt free?

Sign. Me.Up.

Now we just need someone to buy the house....

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Importance of Clean Eating


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me and my food baby

As I mentioned in my last post, I started getting my nutrition back on track in January.  I was still drinking occasionally and would indulge in sweets here or there, but once I started Crossfit on March 1st, I cut that stuff out completely...

Until last night...

Last night I met a friend for dinner at a local Mexican food restaurant and indulged in some steak nachos.  I barely put a dent in them before I was stuffed.  Afterward we headed over to a gelato shop and I had the smallest serving of strawberry gelato.  Actually I had half of their smallest serving because I got half lemon and half strawberry and the lemon was so tart I couldn't even eat it.  By the time I got home an hour later, I was in a lot of pain.

The above picture is probably the most legit food baby I have ever had.  I think the dress contributes to it a little, but it stands up next to most of the baby bump pics I have seen others post.  It definitely reinforced my commitment to eating clean, and for that, I am thankful.

Some that have seen this picture told me to post it on Instagram or FB, but I am way too worried about the karma that comes along with something like that.  Hence the sentence before the picture.  What I do know is that the food I ate wasn't worth the consequences to my body.

Back on the wagon I go...

Monday, February 25, 2013

Breezy Goes North - A Match Made in Blog Heaven, Part 1

I am fully aware that this post is long overdue. I figured I owed it to everyone to get this one out there first and then I can do a catch-up post for all of the other happenings in my life.

In order to keep this from being the longest post in the history of blogger, I am splitting up my visit into a few different blogs. But first, a disclaimer.

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More than a year ago I found Raven's blog through a couple of other blogs that I follow. I have to be honest, at first I wasn't hooked. A mommy blogger that I probably didn't have anything in common with? No thanks. But, one day I read a guest post she did on another blog and I thought she was pretty funny, so I added her to my reader and gave it a shot. A couple of months later, I added her on FB, and one day I decided to say hi via chat. I didn't even introduce myself, I just jumped right into a conversation like we were already friends. Weird? Maybe. But who cares?

She had just posted the blog about her mom cutting her precious child's hair while she was away on a vacation with her husband so I just asked her if she had a heart attack when the pic came through on her phone. I won her over with my humor and wit.  A few hundred messages later, and we exchanged phone numbers. A few million messages, texts, and face time phone calls later, I purchased a plane ticket to go spend 4 days with her in Tri-Cities, Washington...

I never mentioned it on here before I left because I knew I would get some flack from my family and friends, especially those that don't blog. People who don't blog never understand. People who date online understand a little bit more. I liken it to a pen-pal. We all had those when we were little, whether they were in other states or other countries. The internet just makes things easier. If you think about it, when you very first meet someone, you don't know them at all. You don't know anything about them. Maybe you meet through mutual friends, but how well does your mutual friend know them? I mean, it's not like I went to visit her a week or two after "meeting her". It was a year-long courtship.  JB thought it was weird at first, but every night he saw me giggling and texting and would say, "How's Raven?" and would sometimes get jealous that I was texting her all night instead of hanging out with him.  He trusted my judgement and knew that if I thought it was fine, it was fine.

Now that the disclaimer is out of the way, let's get down to business...

I think both of us were excited, but a little nervous to meet each other. I mean, what if she wasn't as awesome as I thought she was in text? When texting her about picking me up at the airport, I kept asking her if she was working on my billboard. I wanted something sparkly and bright that screamed my name at the airport so I would know where to find her. Her response? "Oh, you just wait..." I definitely didn't expect this:

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As soon as I came down the escalator and saw the back of a chicken suit, I knew it was her. She was mad that I knew, but come on, who else would be cuckoo enough to wear a chicken suit at the airport? Besides that, I didn't see her anywhere and I knew she had been there for a while. When I walked up to her, there were people asking her to take her picture. She was pointing a camera at me like a freaking stalker, but wouldn't say anything. She wouldn't take off her chicken head until I threatened to hug her if she didn't reveal herself.

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Since my free Southwest flight didn't fly into the airport closest to her house, I flew into Portland and we had a 3.5 hour drive to get through before we could even socially lubricate ourselves with a drink. The time seemed to fly by and before I knew it, we were at her sprawling mansion house with a drink in our hands.

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We had to take G-Man to school in the morning, so after saying hello to her handsome husband, Rob, and having a drink, we called it a night.

Check back on Wednesday for my recap of domestic life in Kennewick...

Monday, November 19, 2012

I Wish I Was A Little Bit Taller...

I wish I was a baller...

Oh wait, one time I pretended I was.  Hubs and I were clowning around at the gym during our warm up for our workout and I tried my hand and dunking on an 8 ft rim.  Hilarity ensued.

That hubs of mine is so encouraging.  I had to give it another shot...or two.

That should keep you laughing through the rest of your Monday.  You're welcome.  Back soon with a Honilla wedding recap fo dat ass!

Monday, September 24, 2012

That One Time Jenna Jameson Called me Rude

As a follow up to my earlier post, feast your eyes on this:

You would think being in the porn industry would give you a thicker skin...

Friday, September 21, 2012

That One Time I Was In Bed With Jenna Jameson...

I seem to have failed to mention that I was once in bed with Jenna Jameson.  Luckily, I didn't contract anything....

Anyone remember the show on MTV called "Becoming"?  The show where a star's BIGGEST FAN could send in a video application telling MTV what makes them THE BIGGEST FAN and then the chosen one would get flown to LA for a few days to re-make the video and get a bunch of swag?

Anyone?  Anyone?  Bueller?

Well, about ten years ago I was dating Slim Shady's BIGGEST FAN.  I was a huge fan myself, but I don't think I could have pulled off resembling him in the video so I chose not to apply.  Anywho, he applied and listed me as the person to contact if he was chosen (because they like to keep it a secret and surprise the winner).  I got the call one day while I was at work.  I was so excited for him!!  I remembered in a previous episode I had seen that a girl who won got to bring her boyfriend along, so I straight up asked them if I could come along if I paid for my own plane ticket.

They said YES!!

For years and years I searched for this video on youtube and only a few months back did it surface.  It's terrible quality and it's in 2 parts.  The first part is the surpise (that's me in the "dancer" shorts waking him up during the surprise) and the whole first part of the episode where they show him filming all the different scenes (look for my intro around 13:13) and the second part is the video in it's entirety.

It was the most amazing experience, even thought it didn't really happen to me.  I got to hang out behind the scenes for three days and made some awesome friends with the crew.  Later that year we got invited back to LA for a wrap party at a bar with all of the other peeps who got to become their favorite artist.  We thought maybe we would get to go backstage since he was going to be in Sac shortly after we returned home, but no such luck. 

Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Dammit, I Love My Family

For Labor Day weekend, JB and I headed to SF for a Giants game, a hike, and some touristy stuff, but since I suck at taking pics, I can't show you any of that.  Monday, on our way home, we stopped at my Aunt's house for a family BBQ in celebration of my grandma's 84th birthday. 

My dad and his 4 siblings all took family pics with their mom while the cousins were all inside shooting the shiz.  Imagine our surprise when we looked out the window to find this:

Swinging Granny

4-wheelin' Granny

Extreme Planking Granny
Mind you, this was all her kids' doing.  Needless to say, when they came inside, we assured them that they should now know what to expect in their old age.

Yeah, my family is pretty freaking awesome.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Bad Blogger Friend!

I want to apologize to the people I follow, whether they follow me or not, for not commenting on your posts lately.  I try, I really do.  But Blogger keeps c-blocking me every time I try.  Some people's blogs I can comment on and others I can't, even though they are almost all blogger blogs.  I am pretty sure other people are having the same issues.  Does anyone know why this is happening or how long it will be until they fix this problem?  Is there a way around it?

In other news...

Completely exhausted from my bachelorette weekend!  Working on a post for y'all for tomorrow's Wedding Wednesday!  In the meantime, here's a little pic to whet your appetite

Friday, April 29, 2011

It Was Acceptable In The 80s

Happy Friday all!  I thought I would give you a little picture recap of the 30th birthday celebration for one of my dearest friends (and bridesmaid).  She and another friend of ours, who have been friends with each other for a very long time, wanted to celebrate their 30th birthdays with an 80's themed roller skating party.  Enjoy!

And now I will leave you with the random video that inspired the post title:

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Sometimes I creep myself out. I have dreams that tend to foretell events that happen in my life. I have inklings that turn out to be true. I can read a vague status on facebook and know exactly what the person is talking about before confirming it with them. It's really creepy.

For example...

The Sunday before last I had a dream that I was with my bro and SIL and the baby was moving around a bunch and I was talking to her tummy. Five minutes later, in the dream, I looked over and she was having the baby. So when I woke up, I had a feeling the baby was coming soon. Not even a week later, cupcake was here (two weeks early). On top of that, early Saturday morning I woke up for no apparent reason at 3:30am. I didn't have to go to the bathroom or have a bad dream or anything. I was just suddenly awake. As I was lying there trying to go back to sleep, the phone rang. My SIL's water broke at 3:30.

I told you, creepy.

The last few people I have known to become pregnant recently, I knew before they told me. I just had this feeling. So I probably burst their bubble when they are like, "Guess what?" and I say, "You're pregnant." as a statement rather than a question. I also had a strong feeling they were going to have girls, and so far, I have been right.

Maybe I'm a fetus whisperer or something. LOL!

This morning I read a friend's FB status that simply said, " excited for this much needed change." That could mean anything given what I know about this person. A new job, going back to school, buying a house. For some reason, I knew it meant she cut her hair. So, when I texted her and asked her to explain her vague status and she told me she chopped her hair off, I was not surprised.

Does anything like this ever happen to you?

Friday, February 11, 2011

Jersey Shore

Don't roll your eyes at me, it was only a matter of time. I'm actually surprised it took this long for a Jersey Shore post.

JB and I love this show. Between Vampire Diaries, The Office, Community, Outsourced, and this, it's like Christmas comes every Thursday. The first season we all focused on how much of a douchebag The Situation was, but by the time Miami came around, these Macaroni Rascals had really grown on us.

We got to see through the crazy eyes and helmet hair on Pauly D and see that he's fucking hilarious! Vinny started to really come out of his shell. Mike showed more than just his flare for all things douchey. Sam-Ron stopped being polite and started getting real. Snooks became more endearing and less (but only a little) retarded. Jenni stayed real and Angelina shouldn't even be mentioned.

And now, we are back at the Jersey Shore. And all is psychotic in love and war...

Is anyone else yelling at the TV when they show these exchanges between Ronnie and Sam? Does anyone else wonder what they are thinking when they watch this back and listen to the words that are said or see the edited sequence of events? I mean, does this really happen in the order they show it in, because it seems a little reduntant to me.

S: I hate you for what you did to me in Miami (as you should)

R: You're never going to let me live that down (and why should she? Of course, I wouldn't be back together with you in the first place, but those are just my standards, who's to say they are right?)

S: You don't deserve me (yet you are still here, still crying, and still taking his bullshit)

R: You're nothing without me (um, I'm sorry, who are you?)

S: I'm done! (yeah, okay. Heard that one before. Remember that one episode in Miami where she said it like 15 times and then he was in her bed that night? That will teach him!)

R: You're a dirtbag! (Okay Ronnie, then why are you going to spend the rest of the night crying in the bathroom or on the porch?)

S: I'm leaving (hell to the yes!)

R: Wait, let me talk to you as your friend. (I'm sorry, my friend that just trashed everything I have here and tried to throw my bed out on the balcony with me still on it? BFF!)

S: I'm leaving! (you go girl!)

R: Fine! Bye! (But when you really pack your suitcase and call a cab I am going to tell you not to go and hug you and cry when I just trashed all of your shit and told you to go to hell)

Sammie FTW!! I was so happy when she actually got in that cab and drove away. I don't feel like anyone else is getting enough air time this season and these are not the people I want to focus my attention on. These people are already a terrible enough example of how to be a human being, we don't need them showing young men and women how to put up with someone treating you like shit because you "love" them and they "love" you.

Love = Respect

Buh-lee Dat!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


I haven't said anything, but our dishwasher has been broken since Thanksgiving. Yeah, you know that day with the meal that uses every dish in your house? Since then. So, we have been washing dishes by hand. I'm pretty sure I didn't buy a brand new house a year ago to be stuck washing dishes by hand a year later. I mean, it was nice saving money when we lived at grandma's house, but we're not saving any money in this house (shit, we can barely keep up), so I expect to have full use of my brand new, GD dishwasher!

So anyway...

We had someone out the following week to look at the dishwasher and hopefully fix it. Luckily it was still under warranty at that time since they go by the purchase date of the house. The guy told me it needed a new motor and control board. Of course he doesn't have these things, they need to be ordered. He didn't tell me how long it would take, just that he would call when the parts came in to schedule a follow up appointment.

The next week, JB called them to find out the status. They said the parts manager would call him back...

Two weeks later JB called again. They said the parts manager would call him back...

Two days later, JB called yet again, and the receptionist finally got off her lazy ass and got the information on the part. She said it would be in on Monday, aka yesterday.

Today they finally called and scheduled an appointment for Thursday with a 4 hour window from 8am - 12pm. Last time he showed up right in the middle.

JB noted from the first call that their customer service was lacking and it has definitely not improved during this process. Word of advice, if you can at all avoid it, DO NOT USE FOLSOM LAKE APPLIANCE for anything!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


I came across the statistic today that 60%+ of Americans are overweight and at least half that number are obese. Yes, that is extremely shocking to me.

What I find even more shocking is that it seems like the other 40% all live in the Roseville/Rocklin area.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Nice Marketing Plan

I received this little package from a staffing service earlier this week. Often times I receive things here or there from different companies trying to set themselves apart from all the other companies we won't be using either. Sometimes it works to my benefit. This time, notsomuch.

I posted a pic of this on my facebook and joked that these people obviously don't follow my blog, otherwise they would know that this type of "gift" would definitely turn me away from their services. Included in the box is ramen, parmesan cheese, breadsticks, shortbread cookies, italian dressing, and fruit snacks. The card should read "Enjoy your ( insert any number of countless diseases/health conditions here) on us!"

Don't get me wrong, I love me some ramen. This soup with some tapatio and a grilled processed cheese food sandwich used to be an any time of the year staple at my place. Not anymore. I took the liberty of adding up the nutrtional value (or lack there of) of this little lunch box for everyone's information (the parmesan cheese and breadsticks did not have info included on the package and I almost ate the fruit snacks yesterday but they were gross so I threw them out, so keep in mind that these numbers are probably higher):

Calories - 600
Fat - 28g
Sat Fat - 10.5g
Carbs - 72g
Protein - 10g
Sodium - 2180mg

Not to mention each item that had nutrition facts had a laundry list of ingredients, most of which I couldn't pronounce. No.Thank.You. For 600 calories, 28g of fat and 72 carbs, I will be eating something much more delicious than your new take on a ramen salad. Like all of Bucca de Beppo or Olive Garden. If I am going to sabotage myself, I'm gonna make it worth the guilt.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

What a Croc!

Gotta love my mom. She is cool enough to have an iPhone 4 and know pretty much how to use it, but she is just mom enough to find this to put it in:

Oh yeah, that's a croc, like the hideous supposed-to-be-for-gardening-only shoes, but it's a cell phone case. She wanted me to make sure to get the side view so you could see it's authentic:

See the croc emblem? Sigh....

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

WTF Wednesday - 'tard Edition

Apparently my womanly (read Beyonce-esque) body isn't really made for a leotard and tights. Especially the tights. Notice how they are cutting my body in half? Isn't that nice? Apparently in the world of ballet, I am an extra large. And no, they don't carry a bigger size. I asked.

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

WTF of the Week aka Big Spoon FAIL!!!

Big Spoon has delicious peanut butter yogurt from Sunday through Wednesday every week. The last two times I have been there, once on Sunday and once on Wednesday, the spot that usually holds the delicious PB frozen yogurt goodness was OUT OF ORDER!


I just want some effing peanut butter frozen yogurt!! Get your shiz together Big Spoon!

Monday, April 19, 2010

WTF of the Week

It happened on a Wednesday, and I almost actually posted it on a Wednesday, but again, I failed. I have just one this week, but it was a personal experience, so it's that much better.

Every other Wednesday, I work at our downtown office and take this opportunity to have lunch with friends I don't get to see very often otherwise. Callie and Sean are my two regulars, but sometimes I sprinkle in others. This week, I was able to have lunch with Sean. He swooped me up in his new whip and we headed to Buckhorn Grill for some tasty salads. I got my usual Roadhouse Salad with grilled chicken, which comes with a pile of fried onion strings on top. To me, this is overkill. I always take at least half of them off, if not more, and place them on a napkin on the table. Sean took this opportunity to snack on them, since his salad didn't come with any, but there was still quite a large pile of them on the napkin.

Over the next hour, we enjoyed our meals and shared stories from the past few weeks since we had last seen each other. During this time, other diners had come in and out of the patio area where we were sitting to enjoy their lunch. Two ladies sat at the table next to us. We had no interaction with them during our lunch. Just as we were nearing the end of our time there, an employee came out to bus our table. She had picked up the napkin containing the pile of onion strings and placed it on my plate. Right as she was about to take the plate away, one of the women at the table next to us got up and came over and asked if she could have the onions.


Who does that? I mean, I have joked about eating people's leftovers before, but seriously, you don't even know me. And you want to eat my discarded food after it was already piled on top of my plate as garbage to be taken away? So gross. But so awesome.

At the time, Sean and I couldn't really give the moment the attention it deserved because of how closely these women were sitting to us. This was the perfect moment to end a wonderful lunch hour. And made for a great WTF Wednesday.

Friday, April 9, 2010

WTF Wednesday

Maybe I should change the name to WTF of the Week, or Weekly WTFs. I obviously can't seem to get this posted on Wednesdays. So, I only have a few, but here they are:

The new thing that everyone is buzzing about in a bad way is You are crazy if you think I am posting a link to the site. I am not promoting this madness (although I kind of am just by mentioning it). If you haven't heard anything about it yet, I will fill you in. Apparently it's a website where married people can go to meet someone to have an affair with.


According to the CEO and founder, the sites users are about 70% male and 30% female. This really saddens/infuriates me that someone is capitalizing off of ruining people's marriages. To provide a venue for someone to find a mister/mistress when they may not have found one otherwise (okay, who are we kidding? They would find someone) should be illegal or something. Way to make even more of a mockery of the institution of marriage.

My next shocker may be even less familiar to everyone. While driving to work one morning, the radio show I happened to be listening to at the time was talking about Skittles Parties. Until this moment, I had never heard of them either. Apparently this is a party where kids go into their parents medicine cabinets or purses at home and sneak a bunch of their prescription meds and bring them to this party. They all dump them into a bowl and then each person grabs a handful and takes them.


The biggest shocker is that kids as early as 6th grade are doing this. Obviously this came to light because some of these kids are ending up in the hospital. America is severely overmedicated and the last thing we need is kids combining lethal doses of meds. Just like guns, anything that is potentially life threatening should be locked away in a safe place where your kids can't get to it.

My last item is not as serious as these other two, but still pretty annoying. While at the grocery store on my lunch break the other day, I was looking at the magazines at the checkstand while waiting in line. Instead of perusing the gossip mags, The TIME magazine caught my eye. It had a summary of the health care reform, which is somewhat related to my line of work, so I thought I would buy it and take a look. Maybe I'll even learn something. The checker rings it up and it's $4.95!!!


I understand it's TIME magazine, but I guess you have to see it to really get it. This issue is only 56 pages cover to cover. How can you really charge me $5 for 56 pages??? Ridiculous! the best part is, I still haven't read it. LOL!

Friday, April 2, 2010

New Segment - WTF Wednesday

I initially thought I might do this as a daily entry, but then realized that was a bit overzealous, and figured weekly would be a good start. I have started keeping notes on my iphone to document in my weekly WTF Wednesday entries.

The idea came to me the other day, which was a Wednesday, while driving home from boot camp. You know that recorded voice that often plays before a song on the radio that tells you who the artist is? Imagine my surprise when it said "Bare Naked Ladies"...


The last song I remember from them was the "chickity-China, Chinese chicken" song. I know there were others, but that's the only one that survives in anyone's memory bank. This song was nothing like that. It was slow and boring and I immediately changed the channel.

Now you know how the name came to be for this new little gem. It was funny because just the day before the BNL incident, I was perusing my friend Perez Hilton's blog and came across this interesting post about Justin Bieber. I love that he is on Chelsea Lately AGAIN, but the thing that caught my eye is that he is Canadian!!! WTF??? This changes everything.

Yesterday, which was Thursday, I was driving to work and I heard a station FINALLY play a new Lady Kaka song. I am so sick of all of the others they have played out, but I liked them once, so I figured I can be optimistic about this one. Then I started noticing some interesting similarities between the sound of this new song, and every Ace of Base song. WTF? Get your own shiz, Kaka!

My final WTF moment for the week is quite a doozy. I am a fan of Sac PD on Facebook, for many reasons, and yesterday I came across this juicy morsel of WTF goodness:

DUI CHECKPOINT REVEALS TRUE FRIENDSHIP: On 3/26/10, we conducted a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint. One subject was being evaluated for DUI and announced that his friend, who was driving in a separate vehicle behind him and anxiously waiting for his turn in line, had 'JUST AS MANY DRINKS AS I DID'. Thus, both individuals were arrested for DUI. With friends like him who needs enemies?

Murder. If I were the guy, aka "friend", in the car behind him that he narked out, a DUI would be the least of my worries, because I would have killed that guy for ratting me out to the cops. What a jerk!

So, that's my first installment of WTF Wednesday, even though it's Friday evening. Now that my friendy has taught me how to blog via cell phone, I will be more accurate with the WTF Wednesday postings. I hope you liked it!

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