Sorry, I Got Nothin’

My challenge for today was to write about my ten favorite foods, but this is not a topic I care to write about, nor one I think people give a damn about. I’m feeling pretty cynical today. My girls brought home their report cards & well…the report wasn’t so good. It’s just got me down and honestly, feeling kinda throat-punchy. So for today, I have nothing to give you. No funnies, no sarcasm, no small chicken nuggets of death wisdom.

But in the (debatably) wise words of Dean Winchester…

Strike out GED, replace with High School Diploma, add something about pie and we’ll call this #ChallengeComplete.


Harry Potter & Sam Merlotte Walk Into A…White Supremacist Meeting? Wait…What?

imperium-poster-daniel-radcliffeTonight I rented Imperium from Redbox. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a Daniel Radcliffe movie. He hasn’t done many movies that I’ve actually enjoyed since Harry Potter, but I keep watching them anyway because…well, because I don’t know why, okay?!

Anyway, Imperium was disturbing, engaging, kinda heart-breaking (not as heart-breaking – nor as boring – as December Boys though), & really, (surprisingly) very good.


I mean, I know they say not to judge a book (or a movie as it were) by its cover, but come on…it even looks like a low-rate B-movie.

Thank you, Daniel Radcliffe, for redeeming your participation in that disaster called “Horns” by doing something meaningful.

tumblr_mx5roowaxi1rszkkto2_250Also, thanks for shaving your head; you no longer look like James Potter & Severus Snape had a weird magical baby, but rather, an attractive, blue-eyed piece of velcro. I would have said a “rather attractive, blue-eyed cue ball” but you still had something left on top which looked like it might have been very effective in gathering the stray dog hair off my furniture.

If it’s not clear, that was my unorthodox version of a compliment; allow me to rephrase: I liked it. I also liked that Sam Merlotte – or, as he was named at birth, Sam Trammel – was in it. I’m sure they could have used your fuzzy new head to help with his character’s fur problems on the set of True Blood. Yeah, I know I’m not funny. Sorry. Moving on.

For anyone considering watching it, here are a few notes/advisories for you:

  • It’s not kid-friendly
  • There’s only a small bit of actual violence, but a fair amount of implied violence
  • a lot of harsh language/hate speech

Do with those what you will. Let me know if you’ve seen it or decide to watch it and what you think.

Now, who else really wants to see Harry go back to Hogwarts with a shaved head and a devil-may-care attitude? Show of hands? Anybody?

Girl Power! (Oops…I had a “Spice Girls” moment…)

I have been waiting to post these for a while! You can’t imagine how excited I am! (Because normal people don’t get so excited over family photos.)

These were a surprise for a deployed hubby & I didn’t want to ruin it by having it get back to him via the internet before he got a chance to be surprised by his wife and daughters so I’ve waited (not so) patiently to be able to show these to the rest of you. This is (part of) the Bromell family. These girls are so amazingly sweet and look how color coordinated they are? Shauna obviously has some mom powers that I am lacking because A.) I could never find outfits that match this well for all my children & B.) There is no way I could keep all that white clean for more than 10 seconds.

I’m so glad I got the pleasure of doing this for them!!

^Don’t you just want to hug her!?^

So sweet!

She’s so pretty it’s ridiculous!

And last, but not least: My favorite.


I just have one question: How does dad handle living in a house with all those girls? It’s obvious he’s either very tough (i.e: can handle anything) or very smart (i.e: just nod and agree, man -just nod, and agree). It’s possible he’s both.