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Truths for Mature Humans

my friend just fowarded this to me and I thought it was so funny, so I will repost.
1. I think part of a best friend’s job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I’m pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren’t going to do anything  productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don’t want to have to restart my collection…again.

13. I’m always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. “Do not machine wash or tumble dry” means I will never wash this – ever.

15. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Damn it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voice mail. What did you do after I didn’t answer? Drop the phone and run away?

16. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

17. I keep some people’s phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

18. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

19. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.

20. I wish Google Maps had an “Avoid Construction” routing option. 

21. Sometimes, I’ll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the heck was going on when I first saw it.

22. I would rather try to carry 10 over-loaded plastic bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

23. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I’m trying to finish a text.  

24. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

25. How many times is it appropriate to say “What?” before you just nod and smile because you still didn’t hear or understand a word they said?

26. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

27. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

28. Is it just me or do high school kids get dumber & dumber every year?

29. There’s no worse feeling than that millisecond you’re sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

30. As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate bicyclists.

31. Sometimes I’ll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

32. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey – but I’d bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!

Facebook’s Social Web: How to Protect Your Privacy

JR Raphael, PC World

Protecting your privacy on Facebook can feel like a full-time job. The social network has made a habit of tweaking its privacy policies with some regularity — and in many cases, it’s up to you to take proactive steps in order to keep your info out of the public eye.

This week’s introduction of Facebook’s “Open Graph” is no exception. By default, you’re now opted in to the company’s new social sharing services, and this time, they stretch way beyond the confines of Facebook.com.

If you’re comfortable with that, more power to you. But if you’d rather keep your personal preferences private, here’s a step-by-step guide to taking back control.

Facebook’s Social Web and Your Privacy

Facebook Like ButtonFirst, let’s take a quick jog through what we’re actually dealing with here. There are two key pieces to Facebook’s new Web-wide social services. The simpler one is the universal “Like” button (not to be confused with the universal “Indifferent” button, which I keep hoping will be adopted).

The universal “Like” button looks like Facebook’s regular “Like” button, only it appears on blogs and news sites all over the Web. If you click it while on any external Web site, know that you’re authorizing Facebook to publish your activity right onto your Facebook profile (and hence also onto your friends’ news feeds). Any friends of yours who visit the third-party Web site could also see that you were there. Translation: Don’t click “Like” while visiting NakedOiledNannies.com.

That’s the easy part. The second (and slightly more creepy) part is what Facebook calls “instant personalization.” This is a partnership-driven service in which Facebook automatically enables a “personal and social experience” on certain external Web sites.

Facebook Social Web

So what’s that really mean? Here’s how Facebook explains it:

“When you and your friends visit an instantly personalized site, the partner can use your public Facebook information, which includes your name, profile picture, gender, and connections.”

Put into a real-world example, if you sign-on to Pandora — one of Facebook’s initial partners — the site could automatically dip into your Facebook account and pull your favorite bands from your profile. It could then use that info to build specialized stations for you before you can even say “Selena Gomez.”

The external info-sharing doesn’t stop with you, either: Pandora can also notify anyone on your Facebook friend list if a band they’re listening to happens to appear within your Facebook profile. Yes, your co-workers and other professional contacts will soon be privy to your late-night Miley Cyrus jam sessions.

The same concept applies at other partner sites, which thus far include Yelp and Docs.com.

Facebook Privacy Protection Guide

Prefer not to have your info automatically disclosed? There are five steps you need to take.

1. Head to Facebook’s “Applications and Websites” privacy settings page. Look for the option at the very bottom of the page entitled “Instant Personalization.” Uncheck the “Allow” box, then confirm that you want to opt-out.

Facebook Privacy Settings

That causes your personal data to be deleted from the partner sites, but it doesn’t stop your Facebook friends from accessing and sharing it in the future. In order to do that, you also need to manually block each site manually by performing the next three steps:

2. Go to the Facebook Docs app page. Click the link that says “Block Application” — located on the left-hand side, toward the top of the page — and then click “Block Docs” on the confirmation box that appears on your screen.

3. Go to the Pandora app page. Repeat the process from step 2 to block the application.

4. Go to the Yelp app page. Repeat the app-blocking process once more.

Once you’ve done that, head on to the next step:

5. Back on the “Applications” privacy settings page, click on the button to edit the settings for “What your friends can share about you.” Make sure all the boxes there are unchecked — unless, of course, you want your friends to be able to publicly share any of those types of information — then click on “Save Changes.”

But Wait, There’s More…

Those five steps will protect your privacy for now. But Facebook may add more autosharing partner sites in the future.

Unfortunately, there’s no guarantee that you’ll be notified when that happens. But you can keep tabs on this Facebook Help Center page; it lists all the approved partners, so you’ll be able to see if any new ones have been added that may need to be blocked.

Retrieved from: http://www.pcworld.com/article/194821/facebooks_new_features_how_to_protect_your_privacy.html

Denver – Free Days

In case any of these interest you — here is a list of 2010 free days for you and your family.

·         2300 Steele St., Denver, 303-376-4800
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Saturday November 13, 2010

·         100 West 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, 720-865-5000
(The art museum is free the first Saturday of every month: )
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Saturday June 5, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010

·         1005 York Street, Denver, 720-865-3500
Monday, January 18, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Thursday, October 23, 2010

·         8500 Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, 303-973-3705
Friday, January 1, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010

·         2001 Colorado Boulevard, Denver, 303-322-7009
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010


O’Charley’s Restaurant
Old Spaghetti Factory (with coupon from Kids Pages Magazine)
IHOP – Actually $0.99 – 3-9pm
McAlister’s Deli – after 5pm

LoDos – $1.99
Lansdowne Arms – after 4 pm
La Msa Mexican Restaurant
Sunset Grill
Jose Pepper’s Authentic Mexican Food
Chartroose Caboose
Big D’s BBQ (Parker)

Brothers BBQ
Buffalo Wild Wings – $0.99 – 5-8 pm
C.B. & Potts
CiCi’s Pizza
Chartroose Caboose – after 5pm
Cinzetti’s – 5-9 pm
Fuddruckers – $0.99 – 5-9 pm
Gunther Toody’s
Rio Grande
TGI Fridays
Big D’s BBQ (Parker)
Bono’s BBQ

** Tuesday
3 Margarittas
Black Eyed Pea – after 5pm
Brothers BBQ
Cinzetti’s – 5-9 pm
Denny’s – 4-10pm
Fazolli’s – $0.99 – 5-8pm
Fuddruckers – $0.99 – 5-9 pm
Lone Star Steakhouse
Pizza Street
Planet Subs – after 4pm
Ponderosa Steak House – after 4pm
Salty Iguana Mexican Restaurant
Big D’s BBQ (Parker)
Treo (& ½ price hamburgers)

Applebees – $0.99
Old Chicago
Rainforest Café – after 5pm
Zarda BBQ
Big D’s BBQ (Parker)

Buffalo Wild Wings
C.B. & Potts – $1.00
Big D’s BBQ (Parker)

Lone Star Steakhouse – 11 – 4pm
LoDo’s – $1.99

To buy i (pad, phone, pod…)something or not…

So I am usually one of those girls who jumps into the technology bandwagon after the prices go down – Marketing gurus have a name for people like me and i just cant seem to remember it. Like right now I am still waiting for the kindle starting prices to be below $100 or even 49.99. I know it will happen – :)- Anyway I found this flow chart and thought it was brilliant and really hilarious – enjoy!

Retrieved from: http://maniachi.com

Did this make your decision easier? he-he-he

36 months of motherhood – 36 Random thoughts

My son is turning 3 yaap it’s been 36 months since I hired my self to this job! I have 36 random things, weird, fun stuff I have learned so far as a mother.

  1. I respect my parents and love them in a new way
  2. A bribe Isn’t as bad as the law puts it ( Lollipops have a magical power)
  3. My baby’s pain feels much worse than my own
  4. Phew, true joy doesn’t come from material wealth or titles
  5. Play dates are for my sanity, nothing to do with my babies playing
  6. I sympathize with parents with screaming kids ~ ‘I-know-the-feeling’
  7. Finally I found out the real reason I have these breasts
  8. I would rather buy a plastic toy than shoes and purses that I am dying to have
  9. Sometimes I feel like a cow –mood and food production
  10. I do things I always said I wouldn’t do when I became a parent because it makes my life easier (like having my kids watch TV or eat sugar/cookies)
  11. I quit watching the news – I see every story from a mother’s perspective and it breaks your heart (My heart breaks much more easily)
  12. There is always time for one more hug and kiss even if it means being late ( my excuse for arriving late everywhere)
  13. Nothing is just mine. I share everything!
  14. All I really wanted for one Mother’s Day was some sleep
  15. I think of someone else 24/7/365 times a day
  16. I realized that you can love a complete stranger ~ Do you believe in love at first sight? – have a baby
  17. Full sink of dirty dishes, un-ironed shirts, late dinner, happy kids + happy family = that’s okay
  18. The sacrifices I thought I made to have a child no longer seem like sacrifices
  19. I have little secrets & my  lazy moments, the rest of the world can’t know  ( judged)
  20. Babies, though small, make lots of laundry
  21. NAPS are amazing
  22. I  appreciate Sesame Street for its intellectual input– Yes my kids watch TV
  23. I can have the most brilliant conversation using only vowel “ah” and “oooo.”
  24. Every day is a surprise – even though I laugh at the same jokes over and over
  25. I no longer rely on a clock or watch  — babies now sets the schedule
  26. I  want to take better care of myself for my  child ~ Yes
  27. I look at my babies in the mirror instead of myself
  28. I have become a morning person – not by choice!
  29. There is so much to say about a tooth, little  fingers or toes, poop and dirty diapers
  30. Truth, babies change so fast!
  31. Best thing; my baby falling asleep cuddled up on my chest
  32. Where I once believed I was fearless, I now find myself afraid
  33. 3 oz of weight I can’t seem to get rid of are totally worth having (consolation)
  34. I love life more, Its a true blessing! – everything comes together and becomes better because of one tiny (toothless, drooling)  person/people in my life
  35. I find myself wanting to make this world a better place!
  36. Love can stink (poop, little noses, diapers etc)

Parenting has been the best job ever, It is a great blessing from God and I am thankful to have the opportunity to experience this job — and I know not to take it for granted!  I know some days (feels like MOST)  are crazier than others but I love it. No matter what I have accomplished in life, I look at my child in the eye and think, “I wonder if I do a GREAT job?” (Well I keep telling myself that I am …)

Do you have any random thoughts about Parenting? Lessons?

Easter Egg Tips

Here is a list of natural items to dye eggs with. For natural dyeing boil eggs with these items with vinegar about a tablespoon, even more wouldn’t hurt. After boiling for 20 to 30 minutes letting them set longer will deepen the color. (http://easter-stuff.net/Easter-Egg-Tips.htm)

  • Tea or Coffee – Gives a brown or yellowish tan hue.
  • Onion Skin – Yellow or purple hue, or reddish pick with red onions.
  • Beets – Dark purple color.
  • Red Cabbage -Purple hue or bluish.
  • Turmeric or Saffron – Yellow color.
  • Grape Juice or Dark Concord Grapes – Lavender color.
  • Blueberries – Blue color.
  • Spinach – Green color.
  • Dandelions – Yellowish color.
  • Orange peels – Lemon Peels – Yellow hues.
  • Shredded Carrots – Yellow Orangish hues.
  • Black Walnuts – Tannish stain hues.
  • Chili Powder – Brownish Orange hues.

Easter Stuff - Easter Egg Tips - Coloring Easter Eggs.

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