Weekly Wrap Up 1.5.13

The first week of the new year! Happy 2013 everyone!

If You Don't Read Anything Else at Least Read This Section:

Yesterday I asked readers on my Facebook page to send me links to their favorite funny bloggers. I got tons of responses. I am still sifting through them. The good news is I already read a lot of them, so it was nice to see some "familiar" faces. If you have more, keep telling me about them.

I've started a new Pinterest board this week. Do you follow me on Pinterest yet? What are you waiting for? It's ah-MAY-zing. Seriously, Pinterest is great. I pin funny stuff. I pin recipes I'll never make. I pin crafts I've made with my kids. I pin books I want to read. My new board is all about bloggers I like. I've invited a bunch that I read and I've opened it to the public. Anyone can join - let me know if you want in. I figure it's an easier way to keep track of blogs without overwhelming my Google Reader, plus this way I can share them with my Pinterest followers.

I'm having a Twitter party this Sunday. Actually, every Sunday. Every Sunday night at 9 PM EST log on to Twitter and look for me @throat_punch or follow #spikedpunch. It's a fun time with a bunch of hysterical people chatting about absolute nonsense. For those of you who are worried Twitter moves too fast, etc. You're right. It does. However, you get better at it the more you do it. I can actually keep up with half the conversation now and I can last an hour before my head explodes. This Sunday I'm shooting for an hour and a half.

Top Read Posts This Week:

Kimye is Having a Baby!!! - I don't know if you've heard or not, but Kimye (Kim Kardashian and Kanye West) are having a baby. I know it hasn't received much media coverage, I mean there wasn't one "Breaking News" report or anything! (It's as if the world couldn't care less!) This was like a New Year's Miracle for me. Christmas had been so touchy feely and not much going on in the way good celebridiot news so when I saw this I was ecstatic. It's good to be back in the land of snark. I can't wait for eight more months of listening to this waste of space complain that pregnancy is "hard" and "not fun." This one got picked up by the Huffington Post this week.

I Think I Have Stockholm Syndrome - It was such a relief to see how many women felt exactly the same way I did. Who knew? It was good for the Hubs to see too and realize that I'm not crazy.

My 2013 Resolutions - I wrote some resolutions last week and so far, so good. I've hung up my coat once and I worked out with Kris. Killing 2013!

Rules for Parents of Daughters - This post is right around a year old now, but every few months it has a resurgence on Pinterest and spikes for a bit. It's a fun list that I wrote with Adolpha in mind.

Overachieving Elf on the Shelf Mommies - This one has great tips for posing your Elf next year.

Book Update:

Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat has been doing great! Here is my favorite review on Amazon this week:

5.0 out of 5 stars Not pretentiousDecember 29, 2012
Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat (Kindle Edition)
Love Jen's blog and the book didn't let me down. I've never written a review, but I am doing it for Jen. I finished another blogger 's book before reading this one and it felt like a brag book about her kids, her sex life, and her yoga and running abilities. This read was a breath of fresh air complete with honest criticisms of herself and others and fun stories I can relate to, with a few potty words I never use but think often. Thanks Jen for keeping it real.

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

Everyone needs alone time. Go to the library or something. on I Think I Have Stockholm Syndrome

Ironically, I tried to go to the library on Thursday. The Hubs joined me. He did let me sit at a table by myself and write though. Baby steps.

Thankfully my creeper, I mean husband, doesn't follow me around. But I get incessant questions when I'm more than 2 feet away. What are you doing? Aren't you gonna watch this movie with me? Want me to rub your feet? Come snuggle. Argh! I need some space, too. Or a bottle of wine. I'm not picky. on I Think I Have Stockholm Syndrome

OK, here is a perfect example of the grass being greener in someone else's stalker relationship. The Hubs could be with me all the time if he offered to rub my feet. I just want a good foot massage but he thinks my feet are stinky - even after a shower. 

hmm... curious what the Hubs had to say about this post. on I Think I Have Stockholm Syndrome

Good question. The thing you must understand about the Hubs is he the type of person who has absolutely no problem laughing at himself. When he first started irritating me that day I threatened him that I would "put it on the blog" thinking that the idea of public humiliation might rein him in. Instead, I think he actually stepped up the annoying behavior, because he started going through the archives and was really pleased to see how many times he's been "punched" on here. He feels a little famous. After I wrote the post in my fit of anger I calmed down a few hours later and asked him to read it to make sure it wasn't too mean. He laughed his ass off and told me he "loved it" (and me and then asked if we could go grocery shopping together and both push the cart).

I get what you're saying. I've been there in the past. But PLEASE count your blessings! My husband died in a motorcycle accident over four years ago... and I'd give just about anything to have him at home, bugging me. just sayin' :) on I Think I Have Stockholm Syndrome

I'm sorry for your loss. I count my blessings every day. I know there isn't another man on this planet who could put up with the bullshit that is Jen and I know that without the Hubs I wouldn't be able to accomplish half of the things I have.  

2013 resolution #2 success! Nothing says "I love you" like a steamy, suggestive obscenity! on I Think I Have Stockholm Syndrome

Holy Fuck bomb batman! My husband just returned to work yesterday after a two week break and when he called to see if I missed him I honestly had to tell him, "Ummm...not really. It has been quite nice. Plus, the house is so much cleaner without you here." I'm dreading retirement! on I Think I Have Stockholm Syndrome

I think if the Hubs was an ice road trucker and was gone for months at a time I would miss him, but when he runs out for half an hour to get his hair cut I barely have time to notice he's gone.

I'm sending this to my husband because you've written what I haven't had the balls to talk about: he needs to BACK OFF! I left the other day and he said he didn't like how the house felt without me in it; "it's lonely." I was at the grocery store, loser. Cripe. on I Think I Have Stockholm Syndrome

I actually have tears coming down my face from laughing so much. Tell your hubs I'm emailing this post to a few friends, so your stats will go up ;) Maybe that'll get him off your back for 2 minutes. Just maybe. on I Think I Have Stockholm Syndrome

He says it wasn't enough. You need to mail it to ten more friends.

Holy crap, I can relate. I'm still really young and engaged, so not yet married. But he always loves to be together and doesn't like for me to run errands alone, and I am 100% certain I have not showered by myself since we started dating. Do you know how irritating that can be with two water hogs? It sucks like ass, let me tell you. One day he was just driving me batshit crazy. So, looking for some advice, I turn to my grandma who was married to my papa for a long time and cared for him as he passed away. I said "grandma, is this what its like to have a husband?" Bless her heart, she took me around the shoulders and laughed in my face. She said, "marriage is being with someone you want to murder, but not doing it because you'd miss them too much. That's the key, if you'd miss them, then you have a working marriage." Right on lol on I Think I Have Stockholm Syndrome

Your grandma is a genius and I'm glad she told it to you straight. Congrats!

That is f-ing hysterical! My husband is home now too. I homeschool my 13 yr old. There are just too many people in this house! He always complained that he didn't have time to hunt and fish. Now he has the time but doesn't go! I love the picture! on I Think I Have Stockholm Syndrome

I think my kids went back to school at just the right moment this week, because I was working on a follow up post tentatively titled "Why I Will Never Fucking Homeschool My Children." You are made of tougher material than I. 

I snorted when I read "Hang up my coat and/or drink more water" - now there's a resolution I can keep. on My 2013 Resolutions

I must admit to you that I read every blog you post, but you have so many comments by the time I read, that I just figure you'll never even see my comment and it'll get lost in a sea of comments. I read and love all of your blog posts but that's my reasoning for not commenting. However, knowing that you DO read all comments, I resolve to comment on each post. That is a resolution that won't be too hard to keep. That and drinking more water. That should be easy. :) on My 2013 Resolutions

I am exactly like Teri Biebel!! haha By the time I want to comment there is like tons already and I always feel like it gets lost in the sea too! hahahha, but anyway, I don't ever do resolutions not sure why guess cause I know I'll never keep them, as it is I can't even remember things I said 5 mins ago lol. But today I will make three I know for sure I'll keep! One is to continue to tell the kids how much I love them, two is to continue my Catholic faith, and three is to comment on your posts just like Teri haha. I'll fallow you on twitter as well! and hehe I'll be sure to request your book for my birthday :D as I've been wanting it soon as I discovered you! lol. Anywho, thank you soo much for all your inspiration and for letting me know there are truly other mothers out there that are seeing the world as I am. Can't tell you how sick I've been seeing all these "perfect" mothers of two :/. But yea so glad to have met you :)) and glad to meet all your fallowers!! I am Nicki from Ca. on My 2013 Resolutions

Teri and Nicki, Just know that I read all of my comments and I am so happy when I see them come through. I love you. Thank you for commenting.

I've never been so proud to have someone steal my resolution!! I love you Jen! on My 2013 Resolutions

It's a sad day when I have to resort to stealing, but I had no other choice, it was perfect for me.

Does hanging your coat over the handle of your stroller count? on My 2013 Resolutions

Yes. In fact, I should dig out our stroller just so I can hang up my coat, because right now it's draped over the dining room chair and that doesn't count. 

I resolved to never make resolutions since they used to revolve around weight loss and being a nicer person-- fuck that. I'm still a fat bitch so we see how well THAT turned out. But this year I will seriously consider these: 1. Conquering Twitter with you. 2. *Try* to comment more on the blogs I read (hey, look at me! Commenting and shit! Go me!) and 3. Write more often for my own blog. They can't all be Pulitzers, ya know? p.s. I love you, too. ;) on My 2013 Resolutions

Why the fuck would anyone every want to swear less? Speaking without swearing is like cooking without spices. Oh, and I can help you out with number seven. :) on My 2013 Resolutions

My resolution is to go to Ikea and spend lots of money on storage shit so I can get my house organized. (Because that's easier than resolving to not be a hoarder). on My 2013 Resolutions

Mine too! Too bad Kansas is not getting an Ikea until 2014. Until then I'll live like a hoarder and just peruse the catalog and plan my escape from clutter.

On the View (can barely stomach that show, but saw a clip), they asked her that since she gave Kanye a Lamborghini, what has he given her. She replied that he gives her his support. What a bunch of dill holes! on Kimye is Having a Baby!!!

This post right here? This is why I am so eager to read your blog every day! Love this! on Kimye is Having a Baby!!!

Now this is the PIWTPITT that I know and love! on Kimye is Having a Baby!!!

I've been at work all day and just needed a little pick-me-up from the office blues... so I started reading some back entries of your blog and when I got to the IN MY SLEEP! part I busted out laughing so hard, thank God no one was around to hear. This is exactly what I needed after a stressful Friday! on Week 7 of My Transformation - The Dirty 30


Unknown said...

You can check out my blog!! Not all of it is funny but there are a few good ones! ;) Oh, yeah. I JUST complimented myself. Hahaha.
I enjoy your blog so much!! It's always a risk to read you know. Cause after having two kids you just can't trust your bladder.


P.s. I realize my blog name seems pretentious but it's really in good fun!! ;)

Anonymous said...

Sitting here, dying on my couch of a cold or sars or whatever, husband hyjacked the dayum control and is watching Saved By The Bell episodes, so now i have something fun to do, thanks to you. Happy New Year!

Janine Huldie said...

You check me out too if you get a few moments. Probably not as funny as you, but still with a husband and two little girls I have learned to hone in on my talents of nagging and sarcasm quite nicely, lol :) http://janinehuldie.com

Amy Harrison said...

Love reading these, mainly because I'm too lazy to weed through comments. The first frivolous thing I am going to buy for myself is your book, I can't wait to read it!

TheJerseyShoreMom said...

I'd love to be added to your blog board! http://pinterest.com/beachwritingsnj/ and my blog is www.thejerseyshoremom.blogspot.com

Love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE and be honored to be added to your blog board on Pinterest please!!


You are awesome, thanks!!!!!!!

Unknown said...

Here is your next invitation: www.alittlebluesky.blogspot.com/2012/11pre-friday-ramble-concerning-dogs.html?m=1
We have to stick together, those of us who find the true humor in this crazy thing called life! Thanks for always making me laugh. I for one cannot wait to hear how much akin spends on her nursery. Hopefully it's more than the psaltery sum our pal, Jennifer Aniston is spending.

Unknown said...

Oops-that would be how much our friend KIM is spending....

Amanda said...

OH, how did I miss the funny blogger sharing? I've been wanting plug my friend at Wait, What did I say?!

Amanda said...

and can I be added to your pinterest board pretty please? <a href="http://pinterest.com/thekchick/>thekchick</a>

Amanda said...

Why didn't that link work? I'm tired http://pinterest.com/thekchick/

Unknown said...

It pisses me off that your blog is blocked at my work. I'm mean WTF, am I supposed to do during my break? My husband is too damn cheap to upgrade my data plan, so I can't use my phone everyday...I would go over my data in a week. I love your blog, and read it everyday at work, only through email of course, because the damn school has your blog blocked.

Jen Piwtpitt said...

Schools hate me and it's a shame, because teachers love me.

Kelly and Sne said...

Don't know if you saw this Jen: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/27/aubrey-ireland-restraining-order-parents_n_2372043.html

IT sounds like her parents need a punch! There was also a good editorial in the 913 section of the KC Star today on the topic by Sara Smith Nessel. I had an early adulthood similar to hers - allowed to take my own crazy path in life.

Unknown said...

FYI on the twitter chat, for those who it goes too fast can use tweetchat makes it a chat room, tweetchat.com/room/whateveryourhashtagis. I host a quilting twitter chat every week & lots like it, especially newbies

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