Aug 31, 2009
Aug 30, 2009
Okay so I had this bright idea that I was going to make stuffed animals and sell them on Etsy. I'm trying to do whatever I can to make some extra cash since our situation is pretty dire. I had never done this before so I made a pig first and I will admit that it was not good enough to sell probably, but still...
Aug 27, 2009
Get a FREE Link to your website from Tweet- A- Prize. All you have to do is sign up, post their contests and VOILA! They will post a link to your site on their site. Cool Huh? Just Click the link or the cute little bird.
Aug 26, 2009
Listen...It's one thing to be living large, but it's a whole other ball game when you don't know that you are living large. Here are a couple helpful tips for you bodaciously beautiful ladies out there.
1. Thongs ~ Why bother wearing underwear?
2. Short Shorts ~ Is that Cottage Cheese all over her legs?
3.Tight Jeans ~ That's the largest camel toe I have ever seen.
4. Tank Tops ~ Holy Cow, She could fly with those arms.
5. Low Rider Jeans ~ Dunlap's Disease just gained a whole new meaning.
6. Half Shirts ~ Is that a muffin top?
7. Spandex ~ Are there midgets fighting in her pants?
8. Shirt without a bra ~ Ma'am your under arrest for concealing illegal weapons.
9.Stilettos ~ Those poor shoes...They should have a weight limit.
10. Bikini ~ Are they filming The Blob here?
Aug 25, 2009
I think I am obsessed with being obsessed. I hop from one obsession to the next like I'm playing hopscotch. My current obsession is this blog. I want to be a successful blogger, so I have been researching other peoples blogs and articles trying to gather tips. I just want to be successful at something. Right now I can't find a job to match my degree so I am trying to make money doing other things. Once I am done with this obsession though, I will be onto something else like sewing, scrapbooking, or photography...hopefully one of my obsessions will be successful.readmore »»
Aug 24, 2009
Ok, so I was reading this article called "Ten Things You Should Never Buy Used" it talked about all this electronic stuff and household items. There are a few things that came to mind while reading this that were not on the list so here is my version of
"10 Things You Should Never Buy Used"
2. Bathing Suit
I think I would buy a used computer part before I'd buy any of these items used.
Please remember that the brown spot on your upper right boob is NOT a blackhead. It is a mole and it belongs there!readmore »»
Aug 20, 2009
People are GIVING AWAY MONEY! FREE MONEY! I want some. This is actually a pretty cool article. "Putpockets" give a little extra cash.
Aug 19, 2009
I like to cry in the shower...
No one can hear me and it washes my tears away. I always feel better after a good cry and that's what I just did!
Aug 18, 2009
Better Late Than Never, but check this out! I thought it was cool and I'm definately doing it...What do you have to lose? readmore »»
I've had Grumpy since I was 6 years old. He is an original Care Bear and as you can tell he has seen better days. I love him though...he has gone every where with me since the day that I got him. He is the most educated well travelled bear you will ever see.
Now if we can just take care of his little peeping tom problem we will be okay...I wonder if he's been watching my husband and me.
Aug 16, 2009
I am an avid reader and like to read a lot of different genres. Since I have been keeping up with Karyn Bosnak's website http://prettyinthecity.blogspot.com/ I have just fallen in love with her...I know better late than never right. So I decided that I just have to have to her books. I tried to reason that this was a definite need, but my husband insists that it is a want. What do you think?
Aug 15, 2009
Okay so I have decided to Promote my Fat Chick Fund. I've got a little something for everyone that decides to be generous enough to donate some money to MY Fat Chick Fund. Okay are you ready? Wait for it....
Yes! That's right people...for every dollar you donate you wil get a Fat Chick Buck in return. You might ask, What are they good for? Well let me tell you. They are good for a laugh, stick them in a birthday card, give them to a friend that is having a bad day, use them for monopoly money, throw them all over your bed and roll in them...okay that might be stretching it. I think you get my point though. The first person to donate get's an extra $5.00 Fat Chick Bucks, if you donate more than $20, you'll get a special one of a kind $100 Fat Chick Buck. Who can resist that?
Aug 14, 2009
Eli Braden e-mailed this video to me today and it is just what I needed to get myself out of the slump. It's hilarious.
If you want to see more of his work go to http://www.funnyordie.com/elibraden readmore »»
Okay I need to let this all out so that I will feel better. I'm gonna have a Pity Party. My frigging air conditioner is broken and it is hotter than hell.WHY did I move to NC from NY? I think I'll take my lawn chair and go sit in the freezer section at Bi- Lo...why not? It worked for them on Married With Children, LOL. I'm dirt ass poor and have only been eating once a day to make food last as long as possible...so this fat chick is gonna be a skinny chick before long...Maybe that's a good thing. School starts on Aug. 25th. I still have no job and my kids have no sneakers, clothes, or supplies to start the year. If I do not come up with $2000 right quick I am going to be living in my car. Of course, that will be temporary, because they are going to take that for non payment. Karyn Bosnak says "Add it Up" and she's right but I'm already in the a black hole of depression...that just might make me jump! I will do it, I just need a bottle of Vodka and a joint...ha ha. Why did I go to college? Oh that's right to get a degree and make a better life for myself. HMMMM. How's that working out? Okay Okay. I'm done. Pity Party Over!readmore »»
Aug 13, 2009
Okay so I think that the Prize Patrol got lost trying to find my house, but I have another opportunity next month, so who knows :)
When my youngest boy was around 2 years old he use to stick his feet in my face and say smell em' Well At some point I did and said jokingly, "EW they smell like pickles." So from that point on he called his toes pickles. Now everytime we we are playing he says "Momma, smell my pickles!" Kids say the funniest things...
Okay so today is the day that Publishers Clearing House said they might come to my house...Someone in my area with my initials is gonna win! I'm sitting here waiting for them. I know this is the answer to my prayers. LOL
Aug 11, 2009
With my birthday just a week away and no money to spend, I have been taking a closer look at things that I want VS things that I need. I have decided to dedicate part of my blog to these difficult decisions. Sometimes it's hard to separate the two. Like I just got back from my youngest son's football practice and I got soaked...I look like Boog off Open Season when he ends up in the river. Football season is a long season and it rains all the time here. I feel that I really need an umbrella. I know that some would argue, but I can't afford to go the doctor's if I get sick so I'd rather get the umbrella. I'm not sure if I will actually break down and buy one, because I can always thinnk of better ways to use the money, but I'm gonna mark this one down as a need.
Laugh Factor ~ Today is laundry day so when I got dressed I ended up with a black bra and pink shirt. I was okay with the, because who would know? You couldn't see through my pink shirt until it started to pore at football practice...Yes I was the fat chick in the black bra and wet pink t-shirt. Of course if I was a size 3 it would have been considered sexy. Instead 5 year olds and probably some adults are gonna have nightmares tonight.
Aug 10, 2009
Our beautiful, loving cat and best friend died today. His name was Luther and we had him for 10 years. We do not know what happened, we just found him. I have not told my boys yet, because they have already faced enough heartache lately that I just can't do that to them. I know I will have to tell them soon, because they are going to be asking me where he is. He sleeps with them every night. I'm so crushed!
Aug 9, 2009
Okay so I have everything set up. My donate button and address is to the left and yes Grace Matthews is not my real name. No I'm not trying to hide from anyone, but with the job I am trying to acquire they may frown upon my blog so I didn't want them to google me and find it. As it is I'm not allowed to have Facebook or Myspace. If you can help me and my family than I love you dearly and hopefully someday I can repay the favor, if not that's okay to. If you think there is anything I can do to help you out then please don't hesitate to ask...I AM MARRIED so please don't ask for "favors". Thanks
P.O. Box 785
Stanley, NC 28164
I just got done watching Beaches. I forgot how much I love that movie. I love Bette Midler anyway, she always plays a spunky character. I can't believe how much Myim Bialik really looks like her either. Through out the whole movie she is saying "I Hate My Life". I'm really glad I watched it when I did, because it reminded me that she never gave up, no matter how bad things got for her. She was successful and her friend that had all the money had her husband cheat on her and she ended up dieing. So the next thing I did was go to Karyn Bosnak's website and realized that she never gave up either. Her circumstances were a little different than mine. My debt is not from credit cards, however DEBT IS DEBT...no matter where it comes from. I'm not giving up! I can't, I have two beautiful boys that are depending on me to figure this out. So I'm gonna put a PayPal link on this website and if you can donate anything that would be great. I will also give you my mailing address. The other thing that you can do is buy any of my items by clicking on the links to the right. I thank you for anything that you can do. Trust me, this isn't easy. I've never done anything like this before, but I need to do this.
Aug 8, 2009
Okay so I'm gonna feel sorry for myself for a few minutes and since no one reads this anyway I think it's okay. Since I was a young girl I always felt that I was meant for more. I always wanted more out of life. I just knew that I would be different. I made some bad choices and took some wrong turns along the way, but I've still always felt that there was something more for me. I got my college degree and my family and I moved here, because there were suppose to be jobs...yeah I know what you are thinking. All I ever wanted to do is teach. I landed in this job as a substitute and ended up taking over the position, because the teacher did not come back. I thought this is it...this is my time. Well guess what? Budget cuts! I do not have a job to go to this coming up year. So I sit here and try to find ways to make money so I can take care of my kids and pay my bills. My husband works 70 hours a week making crappy pay and doesn't bring hme enough to support us. For me to get a job, it would have to be full time and above minimum wage, because I have to pay a sitter. So by the time I pay the sitter I'm actually losing money. So I had this bright idea to write a children's book and I did, but guess what? You need money to illustrate and publish it. Not to mention it would take a small miracle for someone to publish it...there are a thousand people just like me out there. Then I thought that I would start a blog and create some product. I could make some people laugh and sell some of my things. Why not? Karyn Bosnak started a website and people just gave her money? What makes her so different from me? I'm not asking for hand outs. Don't get me wrong I totally love Karyn Bosnak and think she is great, but I have to ask...What about me? I can't even get someone to read this dang blog let alone buy anything from me. Even though I only make a few dollars per sale. I've tried so many different on-line jobs, I've made stuffed animals, sold stuff in e-bay, wrote this stinking blog, and for what? I just think that maybe it's just not meant to be for me. Maybe all these years that I've felt that way, I have been diluding myself. It just wasn't meant to be. I was meant to be a failure in every aspect of my life. I completed college and now I am in debt past my eyeballs with no job. It's depressing. I worry about my kids. As a parent you want them to have everything and I can give them nothing. They say money isn't everything...well rich people say that. It's not everything to them, because they have it. Honestly being able to financially support family is the only thing missing from my life, so money is happiness. I'm gonna lose my house, my car, and who knows what else.
It just wasn't meant to be!
My 5 year old begged me for watermelon today and since it's fruit and it's good for you I really couldn't deny him. They were $3 a piece so he had to pick the largest one and it was all I could do to lift it. There was this huge sticker on them that said seedless watermelon, so I was pretty excited about that. While I was trying to juggle it out of the fridge and onto the counter tonight I dropped the huge monster on my big toe. Let's just say I said quite a few curse words and I know that my toe will never be the same again. My poor toe. It did help in the cutting it open process, because it split right open...I hate cutting watermelon...I never have a big enough knife. So I ask you this.
Does this look like a seedless watermelon to you?
Aug 7, 2009
Aug 6, 2009
Okay so though I did not know him personally....I'm still pretty sad :(
I grew up watching all of his movies and some of them got me through my darkest hours as a teen. I feel like I am slowly losing my childhood with every day that goes by. I loved my childhood...I don't want to lose it! So many of the wonderful things that I had as a kid are now gone... Daddy, Grandma, penny candy, Michael Jackson, and the metabolism :(
Another sad day for me.
Aug 5, 2009
For all you coffee drinkers out there...you know how devestating it can be to break your favorite coffee mug. It's like ripping your favorite undies, losing your favorite pj's, or sitting on your favorite pair of sunglasses. I am so devestated... I loved that stupid mug. I opened the cupboard door and it just fell out...someone (probably my husband) left it sitting on the edge. Something this traumatic HAS to be someones fault. It couldn't have been an accident, just couldn't have been. Do you think I could glue it back together? Maybe. So I sweep up the pieces careful not to lose any and I place it in a paperbag. Well, I still need to have my morning coffee so now what cup will I use? I have probably 50 to choose from and my husband insists taht I have too many, but what if I have company? They need to have something to choose from. So I narrow it down to about 10 mugs, but you know whichever one I use just won't be the same. It won't have that nice cozy feeling in my hand. I'll have to break it in like a new pair of shoes....it's a long and painful process! So here's to my favorite coffee mug...May you rest in peace.readmore »»
Aug 4, 2009
I don' care who you are....if your fat, you should never, ever, ever, wear spandex. I'm a big girl too, but there are certain things that you should just not do. Fat chicks are sexy, but not when it looks like two midgets are fighting in their pants. I can't believe that companies would even make them that big. Who thought that was a good idea?
I Rest My Case!
Aug 2, 2009
What is wrong with the word fat? Why is everybody afraid to say it? It's like a curse word for crying out loud. I'm the kid of girl that calls it like I see it and honey I'm FAT! I much rather be called fat than morbidly obese...what the hell is morbidly obese anyhow?
/fæt/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [fat] Show IPA adjective, fat⋅ter, fat⋅test, noun, verb, fat⋅ted, fat⋅ting.
Use fat in a Sentence
1. having too much flabby tissue; corpulent; obese: a fat person.
2. plump; well-fed: a good, fat chicken.
3. consisting of or containing fat; greasy; oily: fat gravy; fat meat.
4. profitable, as an office: a fat job on the city commission.
5. affording good opportunities, esp. for gain: a fat business contract.
6. wealthy; prosperous; rich: He grew fat on dishonest profits.
7. big, broad, or extended; thick: a fat sheaf of bills.
8. plentiful; abundant: a fat supply of food.
9.plentifully supplied: a fat larder; a fat feast.
10. dull; stupid: fat clumsiness of manner.
11. abounding in a particular element: Fat pine is rich in resin.
12. (of paint) having more oil than pigment. Compare lean 2 (def. 6).
13.(of coal) highly bituminous; rich in volatile hydrocarbons.
14. Ceramics. long 1 (def. 25).
15. fertile, as land: Everything grows in this fat soil.
Okay so I do not see the word morbid in there anywhere, in fact I kinda like #4 - 6.
I say embrace the word Fat and be who you are. Besides it's the shortest word you can use to describe yourself :)
I leave you with a quote from one of my favorite comedians...
"I use the word 'fat'. I use that word because that's what people are: they're fat. They're not bulky; they're not large, chunky, hefty or plump. And they're not big-boned. Dinosaurs were big-boned. These people are not overweight: this term somehow implies there is some correct weight... There is no correct weight. Heavy is also a misleading term. An aircraft carrier is heavy; it's not fat. Only people are fat, and that's what fat people are! They're fat !" ~ George Carlin. (RIP...I miss you)