About Me…Ugh…How dull is THIS going to be…


Arizona native and single mother to Caolinn (16), Xavier and Liam (both 13…because I’m fucking awesome at mitosis), rabid dog rescuer/rescue-ee (to be clear, I am the one who is rabid, not the dog…he’s just fine), educator to some, and lover of good cheese, great music, and pretty much anything absurd.

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118 thoughts on “About Me…Ugh…How dull is THIS going to be…

  1. abbybyrd

    Dammit! How many times can I screw this up?! I’m trying to comment. Why didn’t I just put the message here, where it says “Leave a Reply?”????? Anyway, here’s the message. Again. (Sorry. I was trying to make sure my real email didn’t show publicly.)

    I have nominated you for a Bouquet of Three Award! Isn’t that exciting?! I shan’t be responsible if you pee your pants. To find out more, please visit http://abbythewriter.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/you-really-like-me-and-blogs-i-recommend/. Oh happy day! Love, Abby

    • Abby! Awwww! I will run over, soonest, and read the moment I’m done hosing down my mother and moving all her furniture. I’m not kidding. I wish I were kidding, but I am not. Especially about the hose part. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thank you!!!

  2. Saw your comment today morning and tracked it down to this blog and I was like ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ..like Jimmy Fallon dropped me a comment. Yea..you achieved celebrity funnydom in my eyes overnight. ๐Ÿ™‚ Loving the posts!

    • Wait…ME!? Guys…Sara’s drunk again. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Seriously…you just made my entire day, and I needed it to be made, so THANK YOU! TOTALLY going to bake you cookies…

  3. Hello newest Spikey! I know, a bit corny, eh, but thatโ€™s the term that has come to stick for those folk who are part of the clan known to be followers of Uncle Spike ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank youโ€ฆ I really appreciate that as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.

    My aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my โ€˜point n shootโ€™ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations on life as I see it, thrown in for good measure.

    My promise to you is not to be overbearing, just a couple of posts a day, maybe 3 at weekends if I have something special to share. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe youโ€™ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.

    Thanks again and hope you have a great dayโ€ฆ


  4. Hey Megly-Megly, thanks for dropping by and deciding to follow my blog The Call of the Pen. You hosed your mother down??? Don’t tell my kids whatever you do ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  5. Hi there Meg, thank you so much for the follow on my own humble blog – really appreciated and great to meet you. If you have any requests or suggestions just drop me a line. MM ๐Ÿ€

  6. G’day Meg, always curious about origins, like, why me? and, how didyou find me? anyway, thought I’d say hi…Hi!…because, cheese. REDdog

  7. Yeah completely jacked that up.

    Thanks for the follow. This is one of the funniest blogs I’ve seen in a long time. The caption on the monkey picture made me spit out my diet coke. Great stuff.

  8. Hi there, thanks for finding and following me. I am pretty new to blogging and I don’t write too much. I’m not great at all the graphics and photos yet either( probably because my kids are too young to teach me) . Onwards and upwards. Orla

  9. The Little Butch That Could (TLBTC)

    Thanks for the “follow.” I did a quick perusal of your blog and you sound like a great smartass. No worries, that is a compliment. Cheers.

  10. Hope you don’t mind a follow here and on Twitter. can’t wait to see more teacher moments. (Former History teacher here.) I understand the insanity…I think.

  11. Thanks for following my blog. Yours looks very entertaining. Having raised two daughters to adulthood, I laughed at your comments. Don’t give up—they DO grow up!

  12. Thanks for the follow on my Dalek blog – it is a treat to find yours in return. I came to read your most recent postโ€ฆand then kept going! Great writing and humor. Looking forward to coming back regularly and sampling more.

  13. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and following me!! I am SO glad to have found you. I love your stuff, I am still laughing at some of your posts! I can’t wait to read more! Write on!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Philip O'Brien

    Reading your stories I bet life around you is just awesome all the time. I hope that I am as easy going when my kid(s) gets older. He is only 3 now and he has me run ragged. Its well worth it but I can only imagine what 3 teenagers would be like(and to be honest I am a little grateful its a whole decade away ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

    • Philip, three is the WORST! If you can survive a boy from ages 3-5, he’ll start getting wicked cool around 6, and then it’s smooth sailing. Girls? Yeah…girls are another story.

      • Hey–at least you got one thing right! Last Saturday I started out wrong and just kept going… So far today I’m mostly sitting on my butt. Can’t accomplish much that way, but can’t really screw it up as easily either.

  15. Thanks for following my blog! I can see your style of writing is what I often think I should do, but not always dare to ๐Ÿ™‚ Loads of Irish shenanigans on mine, so please do return ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Greetings fellow single mother. I don’t care how bonkers you are – I’m just grateful for the follow. Is it me or does the bonkers thing automatically get downloaded with the single mother thing? – if not, I’m sorry, I appear to have infected you. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Bonkers is better than boring,
        cos boring wonโ€™t get stuff done.
        Boring means nothingโ€™s occurring
        and no one is having fun.
        Iโ€™m glad Iโ€™m completely bonkers,
        cos bonkers gets loads of mates
        And if I were thirty years younger
        it might even get me some dates.
        ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Hey there – Thanks for stopping by my online home, I appreciate it….you’ve got some funny stuff on here, methinks I will be following you back ๐Ÿ™‚

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