Weekly Wrap Up 8.25.12

Our first full week of school done.  The silence around my house is deafening, but you'll never catch me complaining.  It's heavenly.

Top Read Posts This Week:

Rep. Todd Akin - This guy is a legitimate freak show.  Last I heard this guy is sticking to his guns and staying in the race.  I actually kind of admire that.  After all, his party leaders say the same shit he says, they just use better words so they don't look like such BIG dicks.  I still hope he loses, but I'm glad he stood up to his party when they tried to throw him under the bus.

I receive a bit of grief about being political and calling Kansas and Missouri the "armpit" of America.  Look, I've always been a supporter of women's rights and I don't care if this guy is a politician or not.  If you go on TV and say this shit, I'm going to call you out.  This blog is about me and what makes me tick and what ticks me off.  Some days it will be political, but not every day, so just roll with it. 

As for calling Kansas and Missouri the "armpit," at least I didn't call them the "hairy asshole" of America.  Armpit implies that there is room for improvement.  Until we start electing officials who actually care to improve this place we will continue to be the armpit.  I'm not talking about building more strip malls and movieplexes.  I want leaders who actually care about the inhabitants (currently residing outside of the womb) of these states and make improvements to better our lives and our futures.  

Some Mini Punches to the ThroatWhat "Hell" does a Prince, a crazy Judge from Texas, skinny dipping in the Sea of Galilee and a face-kini have to do with each other?  Not a damn thing, but they all made the list.

PIWTPITT's Top 10 Reasons People are Compelled to Read Top 10 Lists - I think there is always room for lists, I just hate that everything must be a slideshow/list these days.  It annoys the ever loving hell out of me.  

Open Letter to Sadist Teachers - It was back to school night last night and I didn't get in trouble for my purple glue sticks.  Seems like I've got two great teachers who aren't sadists.  A few other teachers figured out I am Punchy and called me out.  Let's hope they don't hold this blog against my children.  

Over Achieving Elf on the Shelf Mommies - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  Actually, it really is looking like Christmas over at my mom's house.  I'm working on a top secret Christmas surprise and I need my mother's house to be done up in her normal, over the top, amazeballs, (bat shit crazy) Christmas decor so I convinced her to put up all her decorations this week.  I have been helping her and let's just say so far we've put in 28 man hours and we're close to half way done.  

Message Boards Update:

Rebecca is the latest reader to tell us about herself.  I love this thread, because I feel like I get a glimpse of who is out there.  You guys know so much about me from my girl crush on Tina, my aversion to hair removal and my desire to drive a minivan and now I get to know a bit about you too!  Are you a little shy to share?  No problem, start your own topic.  Did you know that when you comment on the message boards a link to your newest blog post shows up?  That is a great way to find new readers for your blog and new blogs for you to read, so join the message boards today.  It's easy and fun. 

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Favorite Comments of the Week (& My Replies if Necessary):

If only Harry had worn a facekini. on Some Mini Punches to the Throat

I think everyone is missing the real point as to why the principal is withholding her diploma. LACK OF ORIGINALITY!! Straight from speech in Twilight series valedictorian speech. He's ashamed that their school's best couldn't come up with her own speech. on Some Mini Punches to the Throat

Small consolation: if you DO in fact get raped by someone in a face-kini, your body will fend off the rapeness and you won't have to worry that you'll get pregnant. ;) on Some Mini Punches to the Throat

I LOVE your blog...was looking for a list of other mommy bloggers you liked, specifically a mom of a ton of kids , posted in Feb or March...could you tell me the name of that blog? on Contact Me

I'm not sure which list you're talking about.  Send me an email and give me some more info and I'll see if I can find it.

Elf on the shelf. I have not heard of this but I think it sounds cool. Nice picture by the way. on Over Achieving Elf on the Shelf Mommies

You haven't heard of the Elf on the Shelf????  The humanity!  Good thing Christmas is coming and we'll be able to spread the word to the world about Choppy Elfie and his friends.

Beautiful! Thank you for making me feel better about being a food blogger who hasn't made a Top 27 Nutella Recipes list! on PIWTPITT's Top 10 Reasons People are Compelled to Read Top 10 Lists

Thank you for not making that list, because honestly, Nutella shouldn't be in recipes, it should only be eaten straight from the jar with a spoon.

Very funny. Although top ten I am guilty of reading and writing these. They are a secret guilty pleasure on PIWTPITT's Top 10 Reasons People are Compelled to Read Top 10 Lists

I had a boss that loved to send out top 10 lists. They were actually pretty funny (for an accountant). The best one had to be "Top 10 Reasons Why Squirrels are the Spawn of the Devil". on PIWTPITT's Top 10 Reasons People are Compelled to Read Top 10 Lists

I would love to see that list.  It sounds like a list I would enjoy!

Oh my God, as I was sitting in my teacher's inservice, playing on my phone bc I am bored as all hell and my instructor is passive agressive, which makes me enjoy pissing him off by not paying attention...I read number 3, snorted my water out of my nose, onto the desk, and the entire class stopped. If I wasn't busy crawling in a hole to die, I would have suggested making a top ten list for the instructor. "Top ten reasons why teaching teachers is worse than teaching kids." Thanks for the laugh!! on PIWTPITT's Top 10 Reasons People are Compelled to Read Top 10 Lists

When my yoga instructor told us to channel our inner warrior, I had no idea that said warrior lived in my vagina, ready to fend off wayward rapey sperms. Good to know! on Rep. Todd Akin

Jen, how about developing a list of Men's health issues that women would control in a reverse situation world (women in the majority running the government to men's measly minority): First on my list would be "forced vasectomies", but I'm sure you could come up with many more (such as no more high-violence, high-injury sports such as football, hockey, etc., etc.) with your hilarious point of view! on Rep. Todd Akin

As a dude I have learned one thing: We men have no business being in any conversation about rape or abortion. Please excuse me while I exit stage left. on Rep. Todd Akin

I can tell you as a rape victim, this man does nothing but add guilt. How dare he decide if it's "legitimate" or not... Just because I did not get pregnant, as a result makes my rape real, but a woman who does as a result of rape was just not raped. And to top it off he signed a bill against letting marital rape be used. I wanna meet the man willing to tell my cousin who was kidnapped by her ex who she was divorcing, tied up and raped that it wasn't rape because it was her husband. This man is nothing but a pig. on Rep. Todd Akin

I hope that every woman with a vote is paying attention. This man is misogynist and he's not alone. Look at the voting records in Congress to see who voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, who have sided with Akin, Ryan and others on redefining rape, and who would love to see birth control outlawed. The information is readily available, and if you don't relish the idea of becoming a second class citizen you'll start taking notes! on Rep. Todd Akin

"Science Enthusiast" Nice touch. on Rep. Todd Akin

Thank you for noticing my caption!  It was the hardest part to write.  Truly.

I would love to see this guy come face to face with you L Carilo. I bet he sure would learn a few things! What a dick. on Rep. Todd Akin

L would kick his ass.

Spot on! I'm going to direct readers here via a link on my Thursday Thoughts blog on uh...Thursday if that's ok. on Rep. Todd Akin

You (and anyone else so inclined) are always more than welcome to link to this blog.  Go ahead and direct your readers, your neighbors, your friends and family, your dentist even, to this blog.  Send them over.

I could not possibly disagree with you more! I love all of Jen's posts, but enjoy the political ones most of all. I think most of the people who read PIWTPITT are women and moms, but to pretend that is all we are is ridiculous. We can't just bury our head in the sand because we don't want to see the ungliness (and stupidity) that occurs in our society. In fact I think it incumbent on all of us to take a stand for what we agree and disagree on. If we don't, more and more idiots like Akin will be re-elected, because we just wanted a good laugh. on Rep. Todd Akin


Anonymous said...

Thanks for not referring to Kansas and Missouri as the "hairy asshole"of the U.S., we all know that title belongs to Oklahoma! ;-)

Kim at Let Me Start By Saying said...

I cannot wait to see what the hezzle you're coming up with for this Christmas. I already see the Elfie people all over Google searches. I can't even think about Halloween yet, so you impress me, greatly.

Anonymous said...

Not nice.

Stephanie said...

I gave Akin an idea about how I felt about him this week too. Just got back from the armpit of America. There are still some roses there. Just a few.

Sage said...

Re: Aiken: If there's an "off" switch, there must be an "on" switch, solving fertility problems everywhere!

Anonymous said...

I am just totally stuck on your Mom's house and decorating for CHRISTMAS!!! I got all creeper excited. I love me some Chrimis. Every room (except my demonic basement) gets decorated. EVERY. ROOM.

Angry Girl Blog said...

Sometimes people complain about what I say and at first I was all like, oh no. But now I'm all like, Delete!

Anonymous said...

but funny....LOL

Amanda said...

Please do a post on OAM Halloween. Apparently they've already started.... Halloween spending is supposedly catching up to Christmas!

Anonymous said...

What does the elf on the shelf do besides sit on the shelf?

faithe said...

Oh if you only knew. Time to spend some time on Google. You're in for a treat.

Anonymous said...

and true

Heather S said...

Could the lady asking about the other Mommy blog be talking about You Know It Happens At Your House?

Jenn @ Something Clever 2.0 said...

Yeah, that's me. The shipments of decorations started arriving last week. But I'm not trying to be the perfect mom about it; just the "cool house" in the neighborhood... I'm thinking of ALL the children! I'm sure I'll still get a throat punch, though. It's cool.

Anonymous said...

Heather S. Another one that is really really funny is Not Your Average Mom with the lady with seven kids. None are twins. I thnk ages ten months to eleven years? She blogs daily at four thirty in the morning just a short one and the pics with her blogs have me peeing in my pants!! Oh I love YKIHAYHT also.

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