TEACHING OUR CHILDREN THAT SOME RULES ARE DUMB

This frustrated me DEEPLY! What do you think about this?

Pastor Greenbean

I’m not a very happy father right now.  When I got home from work today I learned that my daughter’s campaign for school treasurer hit a snag.  Here is the problem.

She is running for treasurer, so she and her mother thought that her campaign should do something comical with money.  So, they went down to the dollar store and bought bags of fake money.  51315dc4c1bf11e2a25d22000a9e5e2e_7Then, right over the middle of phoney money where the president’s picture would be they taped candy to it.  On the back of the phoney money they would hand write–“Vote for Phoebe for  Treasurer.”  Today and tomorrow she planned to hand them out to the students in the hallways and in class.1fe9d6ecc1bf11e2851d22000a1fb71f_7

She came home from school visibly upset because she was told that her campaign was inappropriate.  Wait for it, wait for it . . . you would think that they objected to the…

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The Backpack Strikes Back!!

As summer is about to begin and the last of the field trips are completing, I am leaving you with one last post until summer is over. This was written last year about an end of year field trip with my youngest daughter. Have a great summer and I will return with the year 1982! Rock On! =D

I have decided that my field trip days are over! Both of my girls are old enough now, they should be able to go on school trips without their mama. My last adventure, with my youngest, was to a baseball game. I was to chaperone 3 VERY active girls. For the trip, my hiker’s backpack was filled with blankets, band-aids, TYLENOL, lunches… You name it, it was probably in there.

We got to the ballpark and were ready to find our seats. Little did I know, the pack was going to hog up a lot of room! We found our seats in the nosebleed section and I had to sit with it between my legs. Passage would not be easy…

My pack nearly wiped out an entire family wanting escape to find food! The dad knocked my drink over and lemonade went everywhere. The mom and daughter held onto me, for dear life, as they hopped over the monstrosity! I felt so bad… Finally, I decided to stuff it under the seat. It took a while and A LOT of effort, but success was achieved!

The ginormous pack targeted a few people as my group walked through the stadium. Needless to say, I was not very popular with the crowd and totally understood. Unfortunately, I could not do a thing about it. I tried to be mindful of my surroundings, but when there is a big crowd and you are crammed together like sardines, it is hard to do…

This is a field trip that will not be quickly forgotten. We had a good time, but that pack was a nightmare. I need to remember not to bring all that junk! Anything you need is there at the ballpark. It may be ridiculously priced, but that is better than causing devastation at
every turn! Hindsight is always 20/20, but at least I can chuckle at
my stupidity!

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(sung to the tune of “Take Me Out To The Ball Game”)
Take me out to the ball game
So I can knock out the crowd;
Don’t get too close or I’ll smack you
Though, I really didn’t mean to.
Let me hope, hope, hope, I don’t injure you,
If I do, it’s a shame.
For it’s one, two, three strikes, you’re out,
At the old ball game. =D

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Sophie Grumble

I’m Walking on Sunshine!!

I have been writing this 80s blog for less than a year now and I got the sweetest surprise on my “Let’s Hear It For Footloose!” post. Project1979 nominated me for the Sunshine Award. I have never been nominated for anything before and this was exciting!! THANK YOU!!! =D We have recently become blog friends and I enjoy the community feel of this site. It is truly inspirational.

Now, here is the info on the Super Sweet SUNSHINE AWARD:

Sunshine Award Rules:

1. Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog.
2. Answer 10 questions about yourself.
3. Nominate 10-12 other fabulous bloggers.
4. Link your to this post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.
5. Share the love and link the person who nominated you.

Here are the 10 questions about myself:

1. When did you graduate from high school? In 1988 from Bellaire High School in Houston, Texas.

2. What was one of your favorite 80s movies? The Breakfast Club.

3. Who was your favorite 80s music group? Genesis! I love me some Phil Collins. I like his solo work as well.

4. What was your favorite tv show from the 80s? It is a toss up between The Cosby Show and Family Ties. Both are great shows and I couldn’t wait to watch them each week.

5. What was your favorite fashion statement? I loved the Converse shoes! I still have a red plaid pair today. I liked the gaudy earrings too! The bigger, the better!

6. What was your favorite cartoon from the 80s? I loved the little blue guys, The Smurfs and Scooby Doo. I never missed an episode, if I could help it. lol

7. In your opinion, what was the most memorable news story from the 80s? I would have to say Mount St. Helens. I had a small bottle of ash that I kept for years. It was a sample from right after the eruption. I live in Washington State now. Interesting, huh?

8. What was your favorite arcade game from the 80s? Pac-Man! I actually beat the game!

9. What was your favorite things to do in the 80s? I loved to bike ride, swim and roller skate. Most Fridays, I was at the roller rink with my friends.

10. Would you go back to the 80s if you could? No. I love the sweet memories, but I love my life in the present as well. I have a fantastic husband and two beautiful daughters that make life wonderful every day.

My nominations:

Pastor Greenbean Blog– This is a wonderful blog that is inspiring, entertaining and thought provoking. I fell in love with him and I think you will too. =)

Underground Biz– This is a beautiful blog about living in New York City. Paige has a deep love of her city and it shines through in this amazing blog. Stop by and pay her a visit. You won’t regret it.

Modicum of Talent, Flashes of Brilliance– This blog is all about the adventures of being an indie writer. Amy has a funny way of looking at the ups and downs of the experience. She is a wonderful lady and I have enjoyed getting to know her. You will too.

Redemption’s Heart– This blog is about Deana’s life after the kid’s have grown up. Her experiences and insights are funny and sweet. She will make you feel right at home.

Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide– Every time I go to this blog, my mouth waters and I gain about 10 pounds from just looking at the delectable food and drinks he shares! Do I really need to tell you to go pay him a visit??

The Heart of Art– Bryanna is a fabulous artist from Nova Scotia. Not only does she share her stunning art, she features other artists and their invigorating work as well. You want to see a great art exhibit? Drop by.

Genesis Meranda– She is one of the first blogs I started following when I joined WordPress. She was Freshly Pressed and it was a Toy Story post. That grabbed my attention and I have been reading ever since. Her blog has vitality and is quite comical at times. I think you will appreciate her.

The Big Sheep Blog– Lisa is hysterical! Her sarcastic posts are about things she sees on tv or the world around her. If you want a good belly laugh, go pay her a visit.

I’ve become my parents– This is the tagline, “Things my son needs to know before he grows up to be just like me.” I have actually snorted while reading this blog! I’m glad I was not eating or drinking at the time… Barmy is a riot. Go see for yourself!

re-inking life…– The artist was one of the first to follow me on WordPress and we have become blog friends. He is not afraid to speak his mind and his poetry is heartfelt. It is an honest look into his life and culture. Check it out.

sarahgoodreau– This is another fantastic artist. Her playful creations make me smile. You can tell she is a master illustrator. I hope you will stop by and see her work.

allrainydaysarentgray– Here is what she has written about her blog, “Just a collection of thoughts, inspirations, and pretty things. Enjoy!” I do enjoy this blog and love that she shares her array of finds with all of us.

Again, I want to thank Project1979 for this great honor. I am so excited for your first performance on May 18th. I hope that you have great success and are blessed by the experience. You are a true inspiration and I wish you all the best.

Have a great rest of your week and ROCK ON!

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Sophie Grumble

2011 GREENBEAN BLOG REVIEW #5: STAR TREK

This was amazing and I thought I would share. Enjoy! =)

Pastor Greenbean

As we end the year, I am re-posting my top five viewed blogs.  After that five, then I will re-post my top five favorites from the past year.  We begin with familiar territory by boldly going where we’ve gone before, a blog originally titled Some Star Trek Philosophy.  For the record, I got new Star Trek gear this Christmas too, the complete series Voyager.  Awesomeness.  Enjoy.

SOME STAR TREK PHILOSOPHY

For Christmas my wonderful wife gave me every second of every Star Trek original series, movie, and Star Trek: The Next Generation series on DVD.  It was a truly beautiful gift.  Since then, we have cobbled together enough time to watch all of the original series and the original six “Captain Kirk” films.  It is all a part of my plan to assimilate my daughters into the nerd collective.

As I watched the original six films again—starting with the Motion…

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New Look to Facebook- You Be The Judge!

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Facebook changes things on us, the weary public, all the time. I have to admit, I DO NOT like the new look to the News Feed. I like things in one place and now, information is scattered everywhere.

I posted a status to complain about this nonsense:

Sophie Grumble: I am putting my 2 cents in and saying… I DO NOT LIKE THIS NEW LOOK ON FB!! It’s bringing out my grumpy side!! =/
Like · · about an hour ago
7 people like this.

Friend 1: It’s obnoxious. They always have to move things around, don’t they?
about an hour ago · Like

Friend 2: I only have my ph to go by but it seems like some issues were improved. I dont have an issue with it. 😀 everyone else seems too though!
about an hour ago · Like

Friend 3(aka my brother): I am sorta getting used to it. It is kinda of weird at first, but I do like that they have
subdivided it into the most recent posts so you can see what has happened since you last checked. I also like the bigger pictures.
58 minutes ago · Like

Friend 4: Please explain it to me. I haven’t figured it out yet.
55 minutes ago · Like · 1 person

Sophie Grumble: Friend 1- Yes, it is! Drives me crazy! Friend 2- Get to a computer and you will see what the fuss is all about. I don’t notice it on my phone either. Bro- I’m not going to get used to this any time soon. It makes my brain hurt! Friend 4- I don’t think it can be figured out… lol
47 minutes ago · Like

Bro: I sent you a message Friend 4.
35 minutes ago · Like

Friend 5: Google opened their new social networking today. They had to do something.
22 minutes ago · Like

Bro: I guess Jedi mind tricks would work on you then sis heh heh. >:^)
16 minutes ago · Like

Sophie Grumble: Friend 5- They may get a lot of people today. I will not be one of them… yet. Bro- Brat! =P
a few seconds ago · Like

Friend 4: Friend 3, I did not get the message. I cannot find where my messages are now on FB. I guess I really need help with this.
3 minutes ago · Like

Friend 3: Next to the word Facebook there are three little icons. The middle one should be lit. Click on that and it should take you there. 🙂
20 hours ago · Like

Friend 6: Agree. . . .
16 hours ago · Unlike · 1 person

Friend 7: To be honest, I hadn’t noticed there were changes.
9 hours ago · Like

Friend 7: Obliviousness is blissfulness.
9 hours ago · Unlike · 1 person

You know how I feel about it! Now, how do you feel about it?? Does it make you crazy too?

Grumpily yours,

Sophie Grumble =/

Updated at 11:37am on 9/22/11

Having Fun on Facebook!

There have been a lot of ridiculous games that come through on Facebook, but the most recent gag had me in stitches. If you haven’t tried it yet, it is a RIOT! Here is the message that was sent to me on FB:

It’s that time of year again in support of Breast Cancer Awareness! We all remember last years game of writing your bra color as your status? or the way we like to have our handbag handy?

Remember last year so many people took part that it made national news and the constant updating of status reminded everyone why we’re doing this and helped raise awareness!

DO NOT tell any males what the status’ mean, keep them guessing And please Broadcast this to all ur female friends to see if we can make a bigger fuss this year than last year ;);)


I did my part… So now its YOUR turn!

The idea is to choose the month You were born and the day you were born. Pass this on to the girls only and lets see how far it reaches around. The last one about the bra went round the world.

So you’ll write… I’m (your birth month) weeks and I’m craving (your birth date) !!! as your status :p:p

Example: Feb 14th= I’m 2 weeks and craving Choclolate mints!! ;);)

January-1week
Febuary-2weeks
March-3weeks
April-4weeks
May-6weeks
June-8weeks
July-10weeks
August-12weeks
September-13weeks
October-14weeks
November-16weeks
December-18weeks

Days of the month:

1- Skittles
2- Starburst
3- Kit-Kat
4- M&M’s
5- Tomatoes
6- Ice Cream
7- Dairy Milk
8- Lollipop
9- Peanut Butter Cups
10- Meat Balls
11- Twizzlers
12- Bubble Gum
13- Hershey’s Kisses
14- Chocolate Mints
15- Twix
16- Cheese
17- Fudge
18- Cherry Jello
19- Banana’s
20- Pickels
21- Chicken Wings
22- Skittles
23- Gummy Bears
24- Gummy Worms
25- Strawberry Pop Tarts
26- Starburst
27- Mini Eggs
28- Kit-Kat Chunkie
29- Double Chocolate Chip Chrunchy Cookies
30- Smarties
31- Chocolate Cake

Here was what my status looked like when I posted this FUN game:

I’m 3 weeks and craving Skittles! =D
Like · · about an hour ago

5 People like this.

Person 1: really?
15 hours ago · Unlike · 1 person

Person 2: What wonderful news ! God Bless !!! 🙂
15 hours ago · Unlike · 1 person

Person 3: Congrats!!♥
15 hours ago · Unlike · 1 person

Person 4: i’m 14 wks and craving peanut butter cups 🙂
15 hours ago · Unlike · 1 person

Person 5: I have to tell you reading this makes me laugh my butt off. All I can remember is you when we were watching cheaper by the dozen. (I know what this is all about but still thanks for the good laugh) Love you lady.
15 hours ago · Unlike · 1 person

Person 6: silly sophie 🙂 lol
15 hours ago · Unlike · 1 person

Person 7 (a.k.a. my husband): I do not think this is funny at all.
15 hours ago · Unlike · 2 people

Person 8: I have to agree w/ Person 7… My daughter just came flying out of her room to tell me you were pregnant! I had to stop and think about it for a minute and then I said hmm…. I think that is just a game or an awful lot of people found out they were expecting this week.
15 hours ago · Unlike · 1 person

Person 6: Oh come on Person 7, I know your 12 weeks and craving double yummie chocolate chip crunchy cookies or something like that 😀
15 hours ago · Unlike · 2 people

Sophie Grumble: Persons 1, 2, 3 + 8- I will send you a message in a few minutes explaining things. LOL!! I love you all soooooo much! =D Person 4! LOL!! Person 5- I remember that! You know how I feel on this subject, so I bet you did find this funny! =D Person 6- LOL!! I LOVE IT!! =D Dear Person 7- I LOVE YOU!! xxxxoooooppppp =D
14 hours ago · Like · 1 person

Person 7: I’m 2061 weeks old and craving popcorn?
13 hours ago · Unlike · 2 people

Person 9: I’m craving Vicodin, does that count?
11 hours ago · Unlike · 1 person

Person 10 (a.k.a. my brother) BGLSH Person 7!!!! (The initials mean Big Gut Laughing So Hard)
3 hours ago · Unlike · 1 person

Person 11: ‎@Person 7 you did the math that’s impressive I’ll send my son over with his cub scout popcorn stat! lol
2 hours ago · Unlike · 1 person

Take the Breast Cancer Awareness seriously, but have fun playing the game. It is all for a good cause. I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time. I LOVED IT!!

Sincerely Yours,

Sophie Grumble