Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Picture update

I will be uploading pictures this evening hopefully. I am at work right now though. Pray for me yall. I have not been having the best week. The weekend was great but this week is an all time low. Like depression low. I might have to go play some League of Legends and rape ppls faces.... Lol. Well that is all for now. Lunch time is about over.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Not enough Time in the Day!

Hey all,
 Sorry I have not had the chance to post this week. There is so much going on!!!! I have have four big things to do this weekend. I am face painting saturday morning. I am going to gencon Saturday afternoon. Mr. Cox is playing at Cliff's Saturday night. Then Sunday morning is Church and after church, I am going to a Cincinnati Red's game. I am super excited, but super busy. I have to finish my flyer for the face painting. I have to finish my costume for  GenCon. I have to get on designing a new tshirt logo for Mr. Cox. Then for Sunday, I have to get my shirt that i am making done. There is not enough time in the day. Plus do all my motherly and wifely duties. I think i am going to crash and burn hard this weekend. Oh, and did i forget to mention that I have a doctors appt next week!   Anyways, I better run. Lots to do! I will post pictures soon!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Movies to Watch..

The Matador

Pierce Brosnan plays an assassin going through a mid-life crisis as he approached retirement. He’s like 007 on a spree of existential questioning. Very funny.

The Good, The Bad, And the Weird

Two comical outlaws and a bounty hunter fight for a treasure map in 1940s Manchuria while being pursued by the Japanese army and Chinese bandits. This movie puts a crazy asian spin on the classic western theme. Extremely entertaining.

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

A group of college students go camping for the weekend and, through a series of unlucky events, begin thinking that the harmless Tucker & Dale (pictured above) are trying to kill them. Tucker and Dale in turn think the kids are carrying out a group suicide pact. Hilarity ensues.

Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang

KKBB is a murder-comedy (?) with the epic cast of Val Kilmer as a private-eye and Robert Downey Jr. as thief pretending to be an actor to seduce the beautiful Michelle Monaghan, who is actually an actress.

Big Trouble

Big Trouble is one of those movies where all of these different people end up intertwined at the end of the movie. It’s has Tim Allen, ‘Puddy’ from Seinfeld, and it’s freaking funny. Enough said.

Once Upon A Time In The West

This is the most EPIC western film of all time. Even if westerns aren’t your cup of tea, give this one a chance. A master gunslinger returns to town to take revenge on a foe from his past. He makes Chuck Norris look like a total pussy.


A fascinating and truly unique animated film about a girl growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. The story follows the girl as she grows up and struggles with her identity as a woman and an Iranian in a modern world.

13 Assassins

Where Once Upon A Time in the West defined ‘epic’ in the western category, 13 Assassins defines it in the martial arts category. As you could have guessed, 13 elite assassins ban together to take out an evil war lord. The final scene is a massive fight within a city the assassins have rigged with booby traps. Can I say epic again?

El Secreto De Sus Ojos

An aging detective takes on an old murder case that was never solved.

The Terminal

Tom Hanks stars as a foreigner from a war-torn country who is forced to live in a U.S. airport terminal until he is granted a green card. Having no money, Hanks comes up with a number of interesting ways to stay fed and comfortable during his stay.

Attack the Block

Aliens are attacking the UK. It’s up to a team of teenage hooligans to fend them off while angry drug dealers and police fail to see the invasion coming. This movie is very similar to ‘Sean of the Dead’ with it’s unique combo of comedy and gore.

Dr. Strangelove (Or How I Stopped Worrying And Learned to Love the Bomb)

The great Stanley Kubrick directs a story about a crazed American general who launches a nuclear missile at Russia during the Cold War and told the bomb squadron to ignore any commands to turn back. Meanwhile the American government races to find a way to fix the situation and prevent global nuclear war.


Downfall chronicles the last few weeks of Hitler’s reign before the end of WWII. His highest ranking officers struggle between blind allegiance and fear as Hitler remains in denial of the impending defeat. Extremely interesting.

Tropic Thunder

A troupe of movie actors are dropped into a war zone that they think is all planned for the movie they’re shooting. Best two parts of the film: Robert Downey Jr. is a method-actor taking on the part of a black man & Tom Cruise shows up unexpectedly. I won’t say anymore…

The Fall

A hospitalized man unfolds a story to a young girl, battling his own demons within the story as he goes. Think Princess Bride, but a whole lot more colorful.

The Invention of Lying

Ricky Gervais lives in a world where no one lies, or even considers lying possible. One day he suddenly realized that he can. Everyone else believes literally everything he says, including that a woman must sleep with him immediately or the world will end. His fibbing is slippery slope that leads Ricky to be the only man on earth who knows what happens when you die


Ryan Gosling is a badass getaway driver (think Transporter) who finds himself falling in love with the married girl next store. He finds himself in trouble when he tries to help her out by driving her husband to a robbery. Amazing soundtrack with a very unique feel overall.

There Will Be Blood

Based on Upton Sinclair’s Oil!, There Will Be Blood tells the story of a small oil tycoon (Daniel Day-Lewis) fights his way to the top of the industry in gold rush era California. The soundtrack, cinematography & dialogue are flat-out AMAZING. I almost didn’t include this one because it’s a well-known academy award winner (Best Actor & Best Cinematography), but it’s too good to not mention.


Joseph Gordon-Levitt pushes his way through the underbelly of his high school to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend. All of the classic elements of a noir are cleverly translated to the high-school movie format. Is Levitt ever in a bad movie? Think about it…

Man On The Moon

Jim Carrey gives his most transformative and most-overlooked performance as the ‘eccentric avant-garde comedian’, Andy Kaufman. He may look like Ace Ventura in this picture, but I assure you Carrey makes this movie a must-see without any of his usual immature humor.

City Island

A dysfunctional family comes together when they take a troubled youth into their home who disturbs their delicate web of inter-familial lies, including a son with a fetish for watching large women eat and a father with the secret dream of playing a gangster on-screen.

Romeo + Juliet

Check out this artsy, modern adaptation of the classic love story. The lines are still in Old English but this film does a wonderful job of visually translating Shakespeare’s cryptic diction while keeping you entertained.

Artfully Frugal (Fabric Softener)

  • 6 cups HOT water
  • 3 cups white vinegar
  • 2 cups Suave Conditioner {or other favorite scent-I found it for $1}
  •  Measure out conditioner.

  • Whisk together hot water and conditioner.  Make sure the conditioner is mixed completely with the water- no clumps.

  • Add Vinegar and mix well (this is the actual softener- the conditioner I think it just for scent.  Vinegar also helps with static sling).
  • Use 2 tbsp in a Downy ball or in the softener dispenser in your machine, diluted with water (basically use it like it's store bought)
Get a cute bottle ( i would prefer one with some sort of top/lid ) and pour like normal
This could totally save money and change the atmosphere of my laundry room by getting rid of those ugly containers. 

Friday, August 03, 2012

1st Day of Preschool

Time has arrived! My son is starting preschool on Monday.  I know that every parent says "i cant believe he is going to school already" but i am going to be cliche and say it anyway. I cant believe he is going to school already!!!!  He is so smart already. We have some tough decisions to make once he passes preschool, but for now i just want him to have some fun while getting a head start on his education! Here are some of his school clothes. He tried them all on and had a fashion show.... (don't tell daddy, lol)   Enjoy!

 My Little All Star, soon to be All American!
 Musical Genius
 My  little Mr. Crabs... lol
 Mickey Mouse tractor pull
 Rock and Roll
 Spiderman..  Quote of the day by Matt  "Mommy, spiderman climbs on walls, why can't I?"  This was after i told him to stop climbing the walls. lol
 More Spiderman

 Batman. We have to support the Dark Knight rises!
And last but not least!!!! Hot rod mechanic! Daddy would be so proud!

Thursday, August 02, 2012

The Good and the Bad

Hey all,
Well,  yesterday  i had a horrible day! I mean horrible. Everything went wrong all at once. It made me in a horrible mood. I didn't try real hard to fight my frustrations either. But you can only take so much. When i hit my limit, i hit it hard. it does not happen very very often, granted: but i know i was not a very nice person to be around yesterday. Well anywaz. you get the idea. Today was much better. Things at work went great, other than we were slammed and my hubby stayed home today to rest and ended up doing a lot around the house, which i appreciate greatly.  Then a great new friend of mine and I got together for dinner. We had a lot of fun. Then her, her husband, me and Ant all went and practiced my song for Sunday. I actually feel better about singing this song than normal. for one i have people who are going to be up there with me, for two: i can hit the range of this song well. and three: its a upbeat song that i love.  How can things go from bad to good so quickly and unexpectedly.  What do you do to relieve stress and tension.