Monday, November 30, 2009

Post-Holiday Music Monday

I'm in a cranky, bloated, fat, bitchy mood, so I doubt this is the right time to do this, but in the mood I'm in, it won't get done if I don't do it now. I just don't care right now.

I'm happy my most favoritest eating holiday is done & my birfday celebrating over with. I've eaten practically whatever I want & now feel like I could fill 2 seats (who knows, I just might).

This playlist took me less time because I do not feel like organizing them into something that flows nicely. I usually put in so much work on them for the 5 of you who actually listen to them, but I don't have it in me today. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate each of you, I'm just frustrated & cranky. You may get that feel when you listen. Most of these were added 2 weeks ago, can you tell which I added today? I'll give you a gold star if you get them all right.

I hope my crankiness didn't add to yours (Monday after a holiday? I'm sure you're feeling some.)

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Happy Monday.

Peace & Love

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Listener's Choice Update

I'm still collecting songs for the Listener's Choice for Next Monday. As I have recently been reminded, I will not be in town this next weekend, so I need any requests in to my no later than 5 pm PST, on Thursday. I can't guarantee the hotel we'll be at will have free internet, so I want to make sure I get this done before I leave.

To ensure I can add them, you may want to check to make sure they have them!

Thank you!!!

Peace & Love

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

More Food & Love

So far I'm having the bestest food birfday ever! So far, my birthday has lasted 5 days, & I've been taken out (or just fed) 5 times. And believe you me, I'm am enjoying it immensely! Unfortunately, my pants are not. Fat & happy? Yeah, not so much... I am loving the food though!! And the best food of it all comes tomorrow! I'm soo excited (for the food)!

That's not entirely true! While I love the food, I love my family too. I am grateful to them for just being them. I just hope they bring some goodies. I heard that my cousin's wife is making different batches of cookies & I'm hoping that means that we're getting some good stuff!

Wow, is this a total fat-girl post or what?! All about the food!

I truly am thankful for my friends & family (for helping in making me the fat-ass I am today) for always being there when they are needed & loving me unconditionally.

My friends (in my head) include you loonies who come here to read whatever nonsense I have spouted on any given day. Y'all are wonderful! They also include my Twitter & Momdot friends, whom I adore. (I am in a pseudo-fight right now, just to give Gena someone to argue with, & enjoying the hell out of myself!) My pod-family almost always make me feel safe & loved (Mommy, daddy, please don't fight! Yes, we're a giant dysfunctional family). My in real life friends, you put up w/a lot! Love you bunches.

Enough mushy cheese. What are you thankful for? (Besides me, I mean...hehehehe)

Everyone have a wonderful Turkey Day! Try not to eat too much!

Ha! Thought I was gonna do a Turkey Day song again, didn't you? (Now I wanna watch Golden Girls!)

Peace & Love

Monday, November 23, 2009

Meet the Blogger Brittany

Brittany is so awesome & does a "Meet the Bloggers" for everyone else, so I thought that I'd do one for her. Granted, she made it easy for me & already had the questions ready to go, but it's fun to see how the questioner becomes the questionee (is that a word?). I have to give her a lot of credit for the restraint she shows in not commenting on or questioning everyone's answers. I do not have that restraint! I'm so nosy & talky that I have to put my 2 cents in!

Most of you know & love her, but for those of you who don't, I would love to introduce her to you. She is the fab person who made my site so lovely. She is a wonderful friend (when she is not torturing me). She is just a great person in general.

Meet Brittany Greer from the Greer 5.

Question 1:
Why in the world do you blog ? And what is your favorite thing about
I started blogging like everyone keep my family updated. But
thanks to a couple special ladies, I expanded on the blogging aspect. My
favorite thing about blogging is all the great friends I've met. Like
Kimlish - my kindred spirit!
Yes, I am Kimlish.

Question 2:
What is your favorite color , food and number?
Favorite Color - White
Food - Anything that is spicy but I love southern cooking!
Number - 2
I wonder, why white?

Question 3:
What kind of music do you listen to?
What don't I listen to? I'm an equal opportunity listener!
I've seen her playlist & yes she is!

Question 4:
Do you have a personal statement or motto that you live by?
There are actually several that I live by, but most recently my motto is
"In Omnia Paratus" meaning Prepared for all things.
I need to try this motto out!

Question 5:
If you could live anywhere - where would it be?
In the South of course. In a house like Forest Gump lived in. I'm talking
spiked lemonades on the front porch at noon, gossiping like southern woman
with my friends etc!
I hope I'd be one of those women. Hey, I'm from SOUTHern California!

Question 6:
If you could be from the past - which part of the past would you chose?
I loveeee history so it's always hard for me to chose. The days of the Old
West or when the greek philosophers were around. I would have loved to sit
around and talk to them all day!
You've got to love a diversified woman! Talk about 2 completely different times! I love it!

Question 7:
If you had a million dollars were told you had to live on a beautiful
island with a beautiful house with only one person in the world - who would
you pick?
Kim said I had to pick her LOL! But seriously...I would take my husband but
then my kids would be parentless. So he's gotta stay. Then I wanted to take
Derek Jeter. But the Yankees need him. So I think today I'll chose Gerard
. That would be HOTTTTTTTTTTTT!
She not only ditched me, but she took my man! She's lucky I love her!

Question 8:
Which networking site do you despise the most?
MySpace. It's lame and I'm not sure why it exists anymore - besides for
bands etc. Twitter and I have a love hate relationship for the most part.
Twitter mocks me daily.
Excuse me, I'm back on Myspace! It's quieter, for those days where you wanna be social, but not very!

Question 9:
Tell us one random thing you are thinking right now.
If I could make a pill that gives us energy and motivation I would be a
happy camper.
Wouldn't we all? I'd be one of your first customers, right? Friend discount?

Question 10:
Last but not least - what is your favorite feature on yourself?
My big booty. It's not too large but it's got great form. Comparable to
J-Lo. But my smile has always been complimented on!
Because it's lovely! (& the butt ain't bad, either)

To find & follow Brittany:

Peace & Love

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Birfday Music Monday!

Hello & Happy Monday everyone! Today's version of Music Monday is not for everyone, in fact, I'm pretty sure that most people will not enjoy it as much as me. To that, I will be rude & say, "Ha ha! Suck it! It's my birfday & I can do what I want to!"

Am I really that rude? Unfortunately, yes. It's my birfday & I'm a bitch cuz I want to...

Now, that's not nice! You shouldn't be mean to other people on your birfday! You want presents!

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I hope everyone has a wonderful Monday!

Peace & Love

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Why I Love Turkey Day

I'm no history buff. I'm pretty self-centered & live in the now & what concerns me. This is partially explains my love for the wonderfully delicious Turkey Day. Why, you ask?

I was born November 23rd, 1978...TURKEY DAY!!! It may not be this year, but in 1978 it was, look it up people. (See, all about me?!)

I also love Turkey Day for the most wonderful food ever. I love turkey & stuffing & bread (screw veggies) & mashed potatoes & pumpkin pie. Sure you end up w/the worst food hangover ever, but it is soooo worth it! (Can you tell I'm a fat person living in a fat person's body? I love food!)

Family gets together, & while you love them all, you know some sort of drama will ensue. If everyone brings tasty treats, you are willing to forgive them. Non-tasty treats, then nope, you'll never forgive. Fine, maybe you'll forgive them, but you'll never forget the non-tasty treats they brought & will find a way to get even...

I hope everyone has a wonderful (drama-free) Thanksgiving.

Peace & Love!

*Cute turkey from

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Support Your Local Artists!

Help make the local artists feel loved. Come on, do you wanna see this man cry? (I probably make people sorry they ever befriended me!)
Jason McCormack, yes my favoritest tattoo guy, is also an artist! (Surprise, surprise, right?)

Yes, this should have been done earlier, but I'm a bad supporter & friend.

Saturday, November 21st from 7 pm-11 pm @
Arts Connections/Innovations
17129 Main Street Suite B
Hesperia, CA 92345
If you're in the area (or surrounding areas), please come on out & show your support!

(Love this movie!)

Peace & Love

I Got the Job!

Everyone has been so wonderful in supporting me & I sooo very much appreciate it! As you can see from the title, yes, I did get the job! I just need to wait for some security stuff to go through & my tushy will be a-workin!

I am soo excited, y'all would not believe it! I mean, who wants to go to work? I do! I have been so stressed out that this actually made me want to cry because I was so relieved that I got it. I assure you, I acted manly & did not shed a tear, but I wanted to so badly! (I'm saving my tears for when I truly need them~who wants to watch PS...I Love You with me?)

I love everyone who crossed everything for me & luckily y'all can now walk without walking into the wall, pee without going on your shoes, & other stuff I'm sure your significant others have cursed me for. Your hands, legs, eyes & everything else are free!!! Ok ready? And one & stretch and 2 & stretch.

I will be an accounting clerk. Me? Quit laughing at me, you jerks! (Still love you.) Yes, I have the most wonderful opportunity to learn something new. I don't know if you can tell cuz I hide my feelings so well, but I am thrilled. I practically did the happy dance on the phone! Not a pretty sight, but none of you were there, so it doesn't matter (& pls don't try to picture that!).

Again, I just want to thank you all for your support & for listening to my bitching & moaning about being broke. I am still broke, but I'm going to be working my way out of that!
Peace & Love
**Froggy is from Animation Playhouse & I love it!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Listener's Choice

I've decided to do a Listener's Choice playlist on Monday, December 7th, which means I need your songs!

Here's what I need (& I will keep bugging everyone until I get them) from y'all.

2 of your favorite songs. I don't care what they are, I will post them as long as has them (so you might want to check & see). Just have them to me no later than Sat, Dec 5th at 5 pm PST.

I would love everyone's participation. Please send your songs to me @ . In the subject line, please write "I love Kim" or "Mentally Inked Song Choices", whichever you prefer.

Here is an example of the first one I received. (You gotta love my fam!)

Peace & Love

Sunday, November 15, 2009

An Almost Anything Goes Music Monday

Happy Monday all!

I think I finally have my playlist done (I have 4 playlists in progress, so I should be good for a couple weeks.), woo hoo! I put so much time & effort into these & I'm soo damn picky that it's almost a relief when I finish!

I was going to do show tunes for this week's Music Monday & then figured: Ya know my birfday is next week, so I'm going do the show tunes for my birfday, since I will probably enjoy them more than anyone else! Then I started going through other peoples playlists & hearing songs I've never heard before & ones that I haven't heard in years! I had so many songs going that I had to start another list and this list is still longer than usual!

It becomes hard to do these every week because I don't want to always put the same songs in a list~especially when I love soo many! I want people to start participating & letting me know some of the songs they like. I can do a Listeners' Choice playlist. Otherwise, y'all are stuck w/mine. Just to make you play with me, I may start putting crazy stuff in, & only crazy stuff! (Not really, I listen to my playlists over & over again.)

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Peace & Love

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Un-social Social Networker

Ok, unsocial, antisocial. Tomay-to, tomah-to.

It's weird, at least for me, that I can spill (some of) my guts & talk to y'all through here or Twitter or Facebook & yet, I can't talk to you in person or where I'm in a position to be seen.

I went to the LA Mom's Night Out (put on by Mom TV ) last night & mainly stayed to myself or with the few people I knew. Kadi came outside to get me because I was being paged by Nicole & Gena online. I was inside long enough to wave hi to the camera & then slink back to my safe place.

I have been like this my entire life. I am always nervous around new people & I am nearly terrified in group situations (doesn't matter if I know people or not). I don't like to be the focus of anything (which is amazing since this is all about me, right?). A month or so ago, the lovely, beautiful, & silly, Brittany Greer posted my "Meet the Bloggers". My motto? Don't Trip (also known as the theme of my wedding day).

Right now because I don't feel good about myself, it's even worse. I feel (& look) fat & ugly, & that makes me even more uncomfortable around people.

If you meet me, please don't take my standoffishness (real word?) as me being bitchy or conceited or thinking I'm better than everyone around me (yes, I've heard all these things from people~after they took the time to get to know me.), I'm just shy. I'm not saying I'm not a bitch, cuz I totally am, but just give me a chance.

Maybe I will get better. Maybe I won't. I don't know.

I will make you all share my love of Glee.

Peace & Love.

Friday, November 13, 2009

"Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match"

We've all done this for a friend, " I know someone perfect for you!" (At least all of the women have. ) When you've been out of the game for the last decade, like I have, this is your chance to date vicariously through other people! (No, I am not unhappy in my marriage & neither do I ever actually want to enter the dating game again.)

I know this is a female thing. I know this. (The hubby will be surprised, & maybe a little pleased, that I do actually have more than one female bone in my body!)

I have the strongest desire to be a matchmaker right now, but I'm doing my best to stay out of it. I think I have found the most perfect couple. Granted, I barely know one of them, but from what I do know, I think it makes them perfect! One of them is fabulous & doesn't realize it & the other would compliment them perfectly(& is seemingly fab in their own right).

Is there anyone that any of you have matched up? Does it work?? Tell me your tales!

Call me Cupid...Kim Wannabe-Cupid. (Yes, it's hyphenated.)

If you have guessed who either of these people are, just keep it to yourself. I'm behaving & not naming names.

Monday, November 9, 2009

First (& Hopefully Last) Day of Freedom

It's amazing how little I can get done in one day! I deserve it, though, right? I mean, I have to get up again at 5:30 in the morning (you think when someone doesn't work, they get to sleep in...awesome! I'm up at the butt-crack of dawn just to make sure we, M & I, get on the road by 6:30ish (hey, I'm not perfect), so the little one gets to school on time, while still having time to run around & get some excess energy out.

It's weird. You'd think I want to get everything done before I go back to work, when in fact, I'd rather to do the opposite! I want to do nothing with whatever time I have left to do nothing. I'm so bass ackwords that I can't get it right. My laziness is truly starting to show.

I am enjoying the day without having to be a mom (ok, after I got M to school). I should feel bad that Eric is working 6 days a week (ok, I feel bad, but I should feel worse) while I'm doing nothing. That's right, I'm not even doing the laundry that should be done. I am just so relieved to be kid-free! Don't get me wrong, I love her to pieces, but I've spent the last 2 weeks w/her because she was on break at school & I am so happy to not hear, "Mom, I'm hungry!" every 5 minutes. How much can 1 little girl eat? Does she have a hollow leg that I don't know about? And she had the gall to accuse me of trying to starve her! Sheesh!

Here's to freedom! (for the day because I have plans for the rest of the week.)

Peace (& Quiet, ahhhhhh) & Love

Sunday, November 8, 2009

I Am A Music Pain

This Music Monday might be different. If it seems like it's coming from different people, that's because it is. In my head, I know exactly what I'm lookin' for. If I can't put it into words, though, I can't search. Arrrrggghhhh!!!!!

Luckily there are people that kinda get me, that can help me pull the thoughts out of my head. Unfortunately, after dealing w/me for a bit, they gave up on me. Yes, I am picky when it comes to my Music Mondays. They had great songs, but not what I was looking for for this play list, so I took a couple songs from each & continued on my music journey. Some are from other play lists, but they fit perfectly into this one.

So over 5 hrs(& a headache) later, here is my music for the new week. I hope you enjoy it!

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Now let's see if I can pull my ass up from this couch. I think I'm stuck!

Peace, Love & Happy Monday

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Bikes, Buses, & Walkers, Oh My!

When I was younger, it was cool to walk to ride our bikes. It meant that we were grown up enough to do these things on our own. The joy of walking from point A to Point B without supervision was an awesome thing. Riding our bikes was even more freeing (until I fell).

Then I was old enough to drive & that didn't happen so much anymore. Then driving was the bestest thing ever! We could go even further distances unsupervised (& we did!).

When did it happen that I actually started to pity the people who are seen still walking or biking to Point B. It's not only me, I'm sure (I hope). I look at the people without cars & it's like an L magically appears on their forehead.

What the hell is wrong with me? They're the ones getting exercise every day (while others do it on their treadmills & stationary bikes~don't they know they're getting nowhere?!), saving money on the million dollars per gallon gasoline (while we're loading up our very thirsty guzzlers). They can actually see the new buildings that have gone up around where I grew up as I whizz by in the car (barely missing them cuz they need to get the hell out of the street).

And the bus?! I've never used one for every day travel, so I'm extremely spoiled & snotty on that count! Poor shmoes getting where they need to be for cheap...& being chauffeured. Hmmm...Mike! We need a physical tour of bus-dom, please! (You'll love Mike's stories!)

Has it always been like this? Is it just our generation? Is it just me? (You bastards~not you Holly~yelling at the bicyclists better not just say it's me!)

Please give me your feedback.

Peace & Love

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tattoo Artistes Need Love Too!

(Pronounced arteest, cuz I feel like it!)

Jason of Main Street Tattoos is my new most favoritest tattoo guy (Brandy, I said guy. You haven't worked on me, but you're my favoritest tattoo gal!)

If you're in the IE (Inland Empire, for you non-So Calers) or in the High Desert, & looking to get some ink, please visit Jason. He did my most beautimous butterfly & as you can see from the pic, he did my friend Christy's ankh. Hell, he even did a little tat for Kadi (same day I got my butterfly).

I'm not sure if this is good or bad, but he's my kind of people. Great sense of humor & he plays along. Yeah, not sure if Christy's seen the happy face we decided to put back there yet...

Main Street Tattoo 14519 Main St, Ste B, in Hesperia (760) 948-7100

Peace & Love

The Interview/Sell Yourself!

Hey, baby (imagine me putting my tank top strap down my shoulder)...Sell yourself! Shit, if I don't want me, who else is going to?

Yes, I had my interview yesterday, for anyone interested. The very nice gentleman interviewing me was retired Navy, which means his poker face kicked ass! Do I know how it went? Um, not exactly. I'd say it was a solid OK.

Selling myself has never been one of my best traits. You have to be around me to decide truly if you like me or not (ok or read me & decide you love me because I'm friggin awesome! hehehe).

Reasons to like me (personal &/or work related):
  • I'm loyal-I stuck with a job for almost 10 years when I was unhappy for at least 7. I'd rather be hurt than see my friends hurt (even if they're at fault for whatever). If I love you, I'd do anything I could to protect you from being hurt.
  • I'm punctual-I despise being late. It's almost enough to give me a mini panic attack!
  • I'm hard working-Ok, not always. If I enjoy what I'm doing, I do great. I'll be the best damn worker you've got!
  • I'm a people person-Yes, I know I constantly say that I'm not, but for some reason, I seem to get along well with others (I'm not going to day that everyone loves me because...)
  • I'm not a liar-I tell the truth almost always. I hate even little fibs. (Yes I have told some, but it was mostly when I was younger.) I can't stand liars. Most of the time, you end up w/5 versions of the same story because they can't remember whatever the hell they've said.
  • I have a sense of humor-Ok, not everyone gets me, but I'm funny damn it!

Ok, I'm sure there's more (jeez, I hope so) good stuff about me, but I can't think of it right now. On to the bad!

  • I'm stubborn-I'm always right (ok, mainly w/the hubby. I can admit when I'm wrong.)
  • I'm shy-Surprise! A lot of people are surprised by this because, for the most part, I can fake confident well.
  • I'm lazy-Is anyone really shocked by this?
  • I am domestically challenged-Come look at my house. Wait, no!
  • I have a shitty memory-Genetics have struck again.
  • I'm maternally challenged-I'm not the best mom, but I'm not the worst either (I love my kid, so I guess that's what matters).

I could keep going, but I'm not. The point is to sell myself.

Peace & Love

Monday, November 2, 2009

Fake Friends Need Not Apply

I'm almost 25 *cough cough* years old. I'm getting too old for my feelings to be hurt by someone not wanting to offend.

You didn't offend me. You fucking hurt me & pissed me off. You "love" me? I'd hate to see what you'd do to someone you didn't like!

Ok, at almost 31 (yeah, I knew no one was goin' for the 25), no one but my husband & kid should have that power over me, & now thanks to you, no one else will again. I remember now, why I went for so long without letting anyone close to me. Anyone who gets in my defenses now will be worth it, or they can just stay the fuck out.

Yes, I'm in the anger stage, but will soon be headed to indifference. Then this will mean nothing to me & you'll be a nothing but vague memory.

I have few friends, but they are all precious to me. If someone doesn't like me for who I am, well, they can piss off. I will not beg for their friendship & I will not change who I am. It's taken me this long to get me to where I like who I am, why would I change for someone who didn't appreciate it?

Peace & Love, my friends...
**My new favorite toy (the bird) was provided to me by Shan @ Last Shreds of Sanity. Thank you Shan!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A Music Monday Ride...Like Six Flags, but Different

This Music Monday is gonna be a little different, a little weird, a little loud, a lotta me.

Most people may not like this playlist, but for the most part, this is for me. It shows my emotions & my personality (& my sense of humor). If you do not like dirty songs, or foul language, don't listen to this. Some of these songs just crack me the hell up. Like everyone else, though, I'm not always up. I live on an emotional roller coaster.

Music makes a big difference to my mood & therefore my life. It helps to soothe me, makes me happy, lets me be silly, makes me cry, lets me yell in rage while in traffic (thank you Dope!), & then soothes me again.

Welcome to my roller coaster.

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I hope you have a wonderful Monday.

Peace & Love.

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