Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hey, It's Okay Tuesday!

I got this idea from Glamour magazine. They have a section called Hey, It’s Okay and will list a bunch of things to be okay about. You're welcome to join in and do something like this on your blog. Doesn't have to be on a Tuesday either. Just make sure you link up and that the post you link up is a Hey, It's Okay Post. Grab the button if you'd like!

--To have not watched the VMAs. I think I'm too old to enjoy it now. I find most of the acts irritating. I hear Miley let a homeless guy accept her award? I think her people are trying to help her image. See? I'm too old and cranky to watch.

--To be going to The Cheesecake Factory tomorrow. I have to drop off my iPhone 5 at the Apple Store to get a new battery. It's free! My phone is part of their battery program. (Click here to see if yours is too.) I guess I got a bum one.

--To have a giveaway for a Back To School Scientific Orkin Kit here.

--To be ready for some cooler temperatures. It's been in the high 90s and and 100s. I don't want it TOO cold--but the 70s or 80s would be better.

--To have gone to Tommy's Open House yesterday. Flashback to my own days of middle school and going class to class.

--To not care what's in a pumpkin spice drink. Thanks FoodBabe, but some people don't mind drinking monsanto milk. (I actually get the pumpkin spice cream drink. Non fat, no whip. I'm sure it's still bad, but I don't even care. That's my fall treat!)

Airing My Dirty Laundry

Monday, August 25, 2014

That Time I Watched Girl Meets World With My Kids

I had been saving the episodes of Girl Meets World since June.

I knew I wanted to watch them with the kids.

It took a couple of months, but I finally decided, yes, it's time.

Before starting the show, I said, "I used to watch a show just like this when I was young. It was called Boy Meets World. It was about Cory, who is now a teacher, and father to Riley, who is one of his students. He fell in love with Topanga--yes, Natalie?"

Natalie had raised her hand. She does this sometimes.

"Topanga is a weird name. Why?" she asked.

I blinked. "That's just her name. Her parents were a little odd. She was a little odd. But Cory didn't care. She gave Cory his first kiss--"

"Ew!" Natalie said, wrinkling her nose.

"ANYWAY. The point is, I watched Cory and Topanga grow up. I grew up with them."

"You watched the dad in high school? Are you all old now?" Tommy wanted to know.

I blinked again. "I mean....I wouldn't use the word OLD..ANYWAY. Let's begin."

So we watched the first three episodes. Tommy was like, "What? They're in seventh grade and they all have PHONES? I don't have a phone yet and I'm in seventh grade."

Natalie was like, "Are these middle school problems?"

Tommy was like, "They're in DETENTION?! I've never been in detention because I listen."

Natalie was like, "Is Lucas going to kiss Riley? Or is Riley going to kiss Lucas?"

But they liked the show! Tommy said it was cool that they were in seventh grade, but that his teachers weren't like Cory. And also, he didn't have a history class, because it was called social studies.

Natalie was glad to know about middle school problems.

I didn't mind the show either. Sometimes shows on The Disney Channel make me want to tear my ears off. This one wasn't bad. Yes, obviously it had its eye roll moments, but it's because I'm an adult.

So go watch Girl Meets World if you haven't.

Remember what it was like seeing Cory and Topanga get together? Remember the break ups? Remember when she almost got together with Andrew KEEGAN?

Ahh, Cory and Topanga.

I watched Cory and Topanga fall in love. Now I'll watch them raise a seventh grader. Maybe I'll get some tips. You guys do know that the middle school world scares me, after all. 

I'm glad they made it.

(Tommy was like, "Are these people real? You're talking like these people are real." "No son. Mommy gets attached to characters in books. And characters in shows and movies. Plus, you do know that your parents met in high school, right?") 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Back To School Orkin Scientific Prize Pack #Giveaway

**I was not compensated for this post.**


Natalie loves them.

I'm not a HUGE fan.

But Natalie loves to catch them. To watch them. To hold them.

Orkin knows all about bugs. I thought this was an interesting read:

Here's more about Orkin from the e-mail I received:

Orkin uses the latest technology and unparalleled training to develop a treatment that's right for your home and your needs. To learn more about pest control that's based in science or to schedule an inspection, visit orkin.com or call (844) 503-8251.

Do you think you know all about bugs? Take the quiz and find out!

A lucky reader can win an Orkin prize pack!

Giveaway Rules:

--Must be 18 or older

--Must live in the US

Mandatory Entry: Take the quiz and tell me your results!

I will pick a winner on September 31st.

Good luck!

Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Orkin Fact or Fake School Pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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