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Archives for February 2011

Word of the Day: Oneirodynia

Filed Under: Life, Word of the Day

Oneirodynia [o·nei·ro·dyn·i·a (o-ni'ro-din'e-?)] n. Intense mental disturbance or distress associated with dreaming. I don't remember having a lot of bad dreams. In fact, now that I think about it, no nightmares stick out in my mind. That could possibly be due to me lacking a hippocampus but that hasn't been proven so at this point, it's just a ...

Like a Hello Kitty Fly Girl…but Nicer

Filed Under: Life

Today was a ridiculously productive day for me. Some would like to attribute it to the fact I started on my ADD meds again but since I'm only at 12mg at the moment, I like to attribute it to my general awesomeness. At any rate, I sat down for a breather and Cara jumped in front of ...

Four Pieces of One Heart

Filed Under: Life

At night, about an hour before I plan on going to bed...or whatever, I go outside and read. The kids are in bed, Tucker's usually watching his YouTube channels and that time alone is my way of decompressing from the day. Last night I came in to get some more peach tea to find Ollie with his ...

Inflatable Slide Bouncy House Thing Video

Filed Under: Life, Tech/Videos/Video Games

On Saturday, We went to Alana and Parker's son's fourth birthday party. There was yummy cake, lots of kids and HUGE BOUNCY HOUSES! Fun was had by all.

Word of the Day: Narwhal

Filed Under: Tech/Videos/Video Games, Word of the Day

nar·whal [nahr-wuhl] n. A small arctic whale, Monodon monoceros, the male of which has a long, spirally twisted tusk extending forward from the upper jaw. Also, nar·wal, nar·whale [nahr-hweyl, -weyl] Origin: [1650–60; < Scandinavian; compare Norwegian, Swedish, Danish nar ( h ) val, reshaped from Old Norse nāhvalr, equivalent to nār corpse + hvalr whale1 ; ...

10 Favorite Kids’ Books

Filed Under: Book Related

When I was little, I used to hide under my covers--late into the night--with my flashlight and devour books. I still read late into the night, I still devour books and I can only hope my kids develop the same passion. And I'm indoctrinating my kids with books and reading; what of it? These are their favorite ...

Money Stress

Filed Under: Life, Reviews/Giveaways

Thank you to TurboTax for sponsoring my writing about household finances.Learn more about how TurboTax can help you find every tax deduction you deserve. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do. In our family, Tucker does the bills. When we were still in the Navy, ...

Killzone 3 Multiplayer Beta Live

Filed Under: Tech/Videos/Video Games

TJ Consunji announced just a bit ago on the Playstation blog that Killzone 3 Multiplayer Beta is officially ready for US download. From some recent whispers I've read on Twitter--if you can whisper whilst on Twitter--Killzone 3 Multiplayer could be a COD killer...though I'm not convinced on that one. Download the Beta via the PSN and know ...

Love Is… Valentine’s Day Cocktail

Filed Under: Food and Drink, Recipes

Like a margarita but you add chocolate. Ingredients: 3 parts chocolate milk (store bought or homemade) 1 part Sauza® Silver Tequila 1 part strawberry puree or daiquiri mix Chocolate covered strawberry for garnish Method: Combine chilled chocolate milk, Sauza and strawberry puree in a tall glass. Stir vigorously to combine. Pour into a glass and garnish with a chocolate covered strawberry.

The Dance of the Sugarplum Rapunzel

Filed Under: Life

While I was at Blissdom last week, Mom kept the kids. The one thing Cara wanted in the entire world was to go see the movie Rapunzel; I suspect she identified with Rapunzel's blonde hair. On one of our Skype calls, Cara showed me the Rapunzel dress-up outfit Mom had bought for her and the amount of pride ...

iRobot: Puts the Geek into Cleaning

Filed Under: Life, Tech/Videos/Video Games

Once upon a time, there was a boy who joined the Navy. Now this boy wasn't content with just "regular" Navy; this boy wanted high-speed, super cool Navy and what could be cooler than bombs?! Luckily, the boy decided it was no fun to be cold and wet and he quit the Navy's EOD program. The boy's ...

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Coming May 2011

Filed Under: Tech/Videos/Video Games

The next LEGO game was announced today and if you're a quick one and read the title, you know it's Pirates of the Caribbean. LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean will be released on the Wii™ console, Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, Games For Windows – LIVE and the DS. Basically you'll be able to play this game ...