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Swimwear Must Die 2012

It's time for swimsuits!  2012 Edition!  Woot!  It's just too much work (i.e. I'm lazy) to link all the previous years' swimsuit editions so if you want to see more, just click under Fashion Rules According to Me in the Categories section.  Because I am a fricking expert!

"I've got this magic feather and if I flap real hard I can fly!"

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"I'm feminine all the way down to my ruffly cootchie-coo."  Warning: may droop when wet. (heh heh heh)


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"When I'm biking at night I don't even NEED reflectors!"


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What you always knew went on behind the runway. Now smile for the camera!


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What's black and white and red all over? This guy's face after his suit dissolves and floats away. (Come on, tell me you didn't think of that immediately?)


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And under the garden is a swimsuit. Please take your antihistamines before wearing.


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And for the finale... I stumbled across this hilarious page of hand bikinis like the one below.  Check them out and give the guy's page a round of applause.  Ha ha. Shit, I'm funny.

"Hey, pull my finger!"


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The Cat's Meow

I've been working on some new projects, which is responsible for my terrible slackardly effort in posting.  (Also apologies to everyone I have not visited.)  One project in particular I'm pretty excited about.  It's a new website and, while it's not "ready" yet, it is live while I progress in building it.  Since Wednesday was my birthday (41! I know! I'm old!) and I really didn't have a whole lot going on special that day except work stuff I decided to give myself a birthday present and soft launch the new site. 

It's called Cougar Beat and you can just go on and visit to see what it's all about. You may not all quite fit the demographic but I hope you see the fun in it as much I do. :)   

I'm also still writing for Culture Brats which I love. I need to be better about re-posting links to the stories there because our group is really doing some cool stuff!  It's just gotten better the longer we've been at it.  And I love summers because I usually have more time, feel recharged, and there are a lot more events going on to see and write about.

For now the sun is calling and my boy toy is taking me to dinner.  Meow!            - wg


In the city things happen

This summer we're not doing any big vacations.  Things have been busier this year than either Keen or I expected so we decided it would be better to do some small trips and day trips instead. (And we want to save up for a European trip next year! Squeee!)  For our first stop we spent a couple of nights in San Francisco and went completely tourist!  That's like going native, but not. Because we're already natives, see? Which means when you live in a place, you haven't seen the tourist spots.

No, seriously, I hadn't seen anything!  Not Alcatraz, or the Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, or China Town. I mean, who hasn't gotten to go to China Town?  Me, that's who.  Keen actually got to visit these places as a kid, but I didn't.  That shit took money, yo.

But now that is all nicely corrected.

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Another thing that made the trip special was, of all things, a PR event I went to.  I don't often get a chance to get out and do blogger/web related meetups but I received an invitation to Hallmark's Moments and Milestones tour that just happened to fall right while we were in San Francisco at a nearby hotel. And you know what?  It was just lovely.  Three of Hallmark's writers came to talk to us bloggers about writing.  About how to capture the right words, how to say the things it's hard to say.  The focus was on Father's Day since that was right around the corner and (as always seems to happen with bloggers) there were tears and laughter as everyone shared stories and moments.  It wasn't what I expected but I loved it!  It was wonderful meeting the Hallmark team because you could tell that they really care about what they're doing and they were pretty inspiring. 

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It was nice getting an unexpected mini writing workshop in the middle of our trip. I love writing workshops. Just another thing I don't get out to do very often.  It's ironic how many of us writers are out there and while we talk about blogging a lot, we don't talk about writing.  It's different and it's needed. To get that feedback, to exchange ideas... it was very cool and it was it's own special occasion.  So thanks for that.

                  - the weirdgirl


Instead of a little brother, how about a snail?

School's out for summer! (I keep singing that and Chance has no frame of reference. Guess I need to play more Alice Cooper.) Chance's last day was last Thursday and May was absolutely packed with school events, last minute field trips, and productions. I also helped the librarian with the school's textbook inventory (4500 books! yikes!) so that took another chunk of time.  And a LOT of walking.  I think I was more ready for summer vacation than he was.

Naw, that's a lie. He was TOTALLY ready for summer. Sleep in! Sleep in!

Anywho, he's been on another kick of asking for babies, pets, and betas.  His best friend got a beta fish so he's dying to have his own, never mind that he already has two goldfish and an algae eater that, oh yeah, he never takes care of.  So the only word in my vocabulary right now is "no". It's very caveman-like, what with the grunting and the growls. 

But he's also been into bug collecting.  Roly polies, ants, snails. I view that as science in action as long as they don't get loose in the house. I've been trying to work on self-sufficiency skills with Chance, such as, instead of asking mom a million questions about bugs that she doesn't know, utilizing his new reading and writing skills on the Internet to do research. 

So what came up was the question... can regular garden snails be kept as pets?  You know what, they can! And I'm totally cool with that as his new pet!  We did some research and built a terrarium.  

A seven dollar storage box from Target and a lot of drilled holes later.

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Add dirt, and compost or moss for moisture retention.


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We learned that snails are social so it's best to keep two of them and to always give them a place to hide if they feel like it, like in an overturned pot.


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We found out what they ate and the best way to give them water.


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Get this... garden snails can live up to 15 years!  I know!  Let's see if these ones last the summer.


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Summer science project complete! The best thing about this pet is we can run out to the garden for a new one if they kick it.  What?                       

      - the weirdgirl