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Mary Carmen

Mary Carmen

I'm a SAHM, knitter, yarn snob, & walking addict. My world is being overtaken by toys that make noise. I probably have a sarcastic response. http://ff.im/a8DZM
Foods Mariella has eaten for the first time since arriving at the grandparents' house:
Meatball - Mary Carmen
Italian bread - Mary Carmen
Watermelon - Mary Carmen
Whipped cream - Mary Carmen
Cheesecake - Mary Carmen
Pastina - Mary Carmen
Grape jelly - Mary Carmen
Oatmeal - Mary Carmen
Because clearly I deprive her. - Mary Carmen
What? No gravy?!? [/Looney Tunes] - Steven Perez from Android
How the heck is this her first meatball? - ♫Jorge Covert, Trainer♫
Wow! Go big or go home!!! Any bagels yet? - Yvonne from FFHound!
:-) So this is how she shows off for grandma, huh. I know these tricks. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Its more like at Nannie and poppie's house you can eat whatever you want. Everyone is giving her food to try. - Mary Carmen
What is it about grandparents that makes them constantly feed small children? - Laura Krier
Summer cold. It can go DIAF.
The problem with stupid people is that they think everyone else is also stupid....or blind...and deaf...or a combo.
What is up with The Wiggles
What is their deal? - Mary Carmen
Polyamorous sex cult. - Pete
I am sooooooo still on west coast time
So hard.... I am, kids aren't. :-/ - Yvonne from FFHound!
Funny - I feel like I'm on East Coast time. I haven't traveled or anything, it's just Summer and I can't sleep past 6:00 am. - Brian Johns
I'm watching Black Swan and I'm pretty sure that I am not smart enough for this movie.
I love the film Apollo 13. I particularly love all the mission control performances. Especially Ed Harris.
Also these dudes did math real quick. - Mary Carmen
Oh when you could smoke anywhere. - Mary Carmen
Also, also I love call the actors Ron Howard uses consistently. - Mary Carmen
and the flight surgeon was drinking Tranya at his console. - Big Joe Silence
Oh the 70s. - Mary Carmen
Omg pastries.
Omg, being home is all about food and eating. Landed yesterday at 8am then napped and then went to nephew's bday party.
The spread: 4 foot heroes, potato salad, Mac salad, tomato salad, broccoli rabe, sausage and peppers, ziti, homemade ice cream cake, canoli, cream puffs, cookies, etc. Just looking at it I gained 10 pounds - Mary Carmen
Way too much food. I'm convinced that no one eats like this. - Mary Carmen
I want to hang out with you and your family in NY. Not just for the food, either. - Corinne L
I'm kinda napping and my daughter is downstairs listening to records with my dad, as it should be.
Name an animal whose stomach is always touching the ground. #FamilyFeud
Snakes climb trees, though. - John (bird whisperer)
A really fat piggy - Johnny from iPhone
Of course, a mole is *in* the ground but still. :P - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Snail. - Melly
Me - Steve C
This fat dachshund we saw in the park today - Joe Hardy from Android
crocodile, alligator, seal, walrus, hippo maybe - Steve C
Bunny. - Steven Perez from Android
Megawombat - Mo Kargas
You know, this keeps me up at night. What were the answers given on the show? - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Show said snake, Alligator/croc, pig, hippo, worm - Joseph Chandler
Our miniature Pinchser when he was a puppy. His big pink belly dragged on the grass. He'd stagger out to the garden and run yipping back to the house. Then we had to pick him up, turn him over, and pick black ants off his belly. - Betsy
All sports should keep the coaches in a box.
underneath six feet of earth? - Big Joe Silence
Just made bags of candy for the passengers in our row, the row in front and the row behind us on our flight. I also have earplugs should they want them. Yeah, I am bribing them.
Maybe put the earplugs in the baggies so they don't have to ask for them? I think that's what I've heard other parents have done. Unless the earplugs cost too much in that quantity, of course. - Betsy
You're a good neighbor :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I bought bulk, but I didn't think people would want me touching the earplugs since they did not come individually packaged. - Mary Carmen
Ah. That makes sense. - Betsy
Also, what Starmama said. - Betsy
Thanks. I may be a tad nervous and stressed about this trip. - Mary Carmen
Maybe single serving packets of Tylenol pm in the baggies too? - Lnorigb from FFHound!
I would never have even thought of doing this. You're a good mama. - Laura Krier
Good luck tomorrow! I hope everything goes swimmingly!!!!! - Yvonne from FFHound!
How did the flight go? Were the bribe/treat gabs well received? - Betsy
I don't fly until tonight. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
those little booze bottles are under three ounces <g> - ♫Jorge Covert, Trainer♫
siddharthasmama: distanceschmistance: We went over this in Semantics I have been perpetually angry ever since no double standards there, nope, no blatant misogyny/woman shaming here, nuh uh, none at all. - http://100kfireflies.tumblr.com/post...
siddharthasmama:
  
distanceschmistance:
  
We went over this in Semantics
 
I have been perpetually angry ever since
  
no double standards there, nope, no blatant misogyny/woman shaming here, nuh uh, none at all.
Grrrrrr - Yvonne from FFHound!
Unlike. - Betsy
So someone said to me that you can never meet a good person off the Internet. I want to prove them wrong. Reblog if you've met someone from the Internet and they've turned out to be one of the best people to ever exist. - http://100kfireflies.tumblr.com/post...
i have met MANY awesome ppl off the Internet. i even married one of them. - Big Joe Silence
My BFF Tracy. Met her in a chat room on astrology 13 years ago this October. - Corinne L
I met one of my favorite exbf's on Craigslist in the "Strictly Platonic" section. We have been fantastic friends for 10 years now. - Meg VMeg
half of my favorite people. including my Jay. whom I've loved for more than half my life, and been married to for fifteen and a half years. I don't even know how anyone could think such a thing these days, although I used to hear it a lot back in the 90s. - Marianne
*looks around LSW* Umm...lets see, MOST of my professional network? - Hedgehog
You know me. QED. - ♫Jorge Covert, Trainer♫
Erm... have they not met Scott? - Heleninstitches
My dear friend of 15 years met via a chat room via another person via a chat room. She was his date for our outing. They didn't work out, we had more in common and became fast friends. We fixed her up with a friend my husband knew from his teens. They got married at our house. Yes, that one. - Janet
Johnny Worthington :oD - Melly
I really believe there are people who commit crimes that so ugly they just deserve a bullet to the head. No way they can be fixed, they are broken, they don't deserve oxygen any more. Two cases in point: http://time.com/2894640... and...
before death the second guy should have his dick cut off with a rusty knife and no anesthetic. - Mary Carmen
I agree that I don't necessarily think people like this can be fixed, but I think forcing them to go through extensive therapy can at least help the rest of us understand how they got that way... - Laura Krier
That Lacey lady, omg. They think she'd been making her son sick all his life :-((((( - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
July 20th this place becomes ours. I am so effing relieved I could cry. Packing commences as soon as I return from NY and Scott gets back from Sweden. http://modesto.craigslist.org/apa...
congrats! it looks awesome! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Thanks, we love it! - Mary Carmen
Oh, that looks like a great place! - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Nice! All that for only $1880? My dinky 1BR is 1400 (and that's cheap for Alameda these days)! - vicster: full-bodied
Now you know why we are moving to the Valley. - Mary Carmen
Yep. I wish I could handle living inland. My lungs are too acclimated to sea air. :-) - vicster: full-bodied
We are moving back with the caveat that I get a trip to SoCal and the coast twice a year. - Mary Carmen
Perfectly reasonable. - vicster: full-bodied
I thought so ;-) - Mary Carmen
I have been having dreams about that kitchen. It is way bigger in person. To have storage space and counter space and space to bake..... - Mary Carmen
Congratulations. Big, new house in a medium-size community that's reasonably convenient to lots of places, at a fair price. Hope you enjoy it. - Walt Crawford
And checking out Manteca's current size, etc., solved an old mystery for me: Why would folks name a city for lard? Apparently they didn't--they named it Monteca but Central Pacific's people misspelled it. - Walt Crawford
lolol....i love that the house is across the street from a park. - Mary Carmen
Any chance Scott will be able to use ACE? - Walt Crawford
He can if he wants to. He will work remotely for 2-3 days a week and when he does go in, he usually does 12-8 or 11-7, so he can drive without the traffic nightmare. His main customers are European, so he is on a different time schedule. - Mary Carmen
That kitchen does look amazing! I have a big kitchen, but zero counter space. Such missed opportunity. :-/ - vicster: full-bodied
I'm happy for you, MC. :) - Jenny H. from Android
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Thank you! I was hoping for more Mariella pics! :) - Laura
:-) - Mary Carmen
I think it stinks that soccer games are allowed to end in a draw or with no score.
If you can't win in 90 minutes, you don't win. - Johnny from iPhone
Guess I shouldn't ask you about cricket then! - Heleninstitches
That draw was well-earned, though. - John (bird whisperer)
In soccer, you earn your score. It's not like basketball or football where it seems you get points just for showing up. And extra points for bringing your friends. And more points for bringing a ball. And that's before the game even starts! - Betsy
< /snark> - Betsy
What John said. - Jenny H. from Android
It's a common American complaint. Major League Soccer used to have a shoot out after a draw, even in league games, because of this American need for there to be winners and losers :) - Eivind
When we return from NY, I am going to try my hand at making my own baby food.
Upon first reading this I missed that it said "food" and was like, "okay but I really think you'll need Scott's help for that". - Lola Bean (Penguin) from iPhone
hahahahahahah - Mary Carmen
Cook veggies, put in blender, put in ice cube tray , freeze, profit - Christina Pikas from iPhone
English muffins!
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You're a rock star! - Yvonne from FFHound!
awww shucks. - Mary Carmen
they look like panini - Smeerch
Those look delicious! - Jenny H. from Android
Oh my! - Melly
Nice! 'Scuse me, need to go check if we have bread flour now... - David Lounsbury
You can use all - purpose flour if you have it. That's what I used. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
<3 - Laura
tattoolit: This Moby Dick inspired tattoo was designed entirely by Nik Moore of Scarab Body Arts, and I love it more and more every day. Gorgeous. - http://100kfireflies.tumblr.com/post...
tattoolit:
  
This Moby Dick inspired tattoo was designed entirely by Nik Moore of Scarab Body Arts, and I love it more and more every day.
  
Gorgeous.
Teething is truly terrible.
Truly. Waif started on Mother's Day. I'll never forget it. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte from Android
Very kid dependent. Mr 2 had a fever and was sick for two days. In pain for weeks. Ms 2 - like Boom hey Thera another tooth! - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Poor kid! - Yvonne from FFHound!
I've heard the Sophie giraffe is good for teething. - Yvonne from FFHound!
I just found my mother's notes from when I started teething. I was quite the pill. - Corinne L
The narrator on Thomas the Tank Engine just used the word, "splooged." #iam12
Uhhhh. - NOT THE CRICKET
this reminds me of the time Ruff Ruffman said "bitches" in the middle of a show. i have it on a VHS tape, honest. - Big Joe Silence
Shades of the Captain Pugwash character names like Seaman Stains and Master Bates: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... (not true, though). - Stephen Mack from iPhone
If you like "splooged" then you may be interested in googling "Thomas Tank Engine erotic fanfic." - Brian Johns
I slept so fitfully last night and was so exhausted when I got up at 6:30 that Scott actually apologized when he left. I took a quick nap and then did a 7.6 mile walk. Guess it was a good nap.
Now to shower and get to the store to get ingredients to make homemade English muffins. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
Nothing sends me into twitching fits quite like looking for a place to live.....
At first I find it exciting, and then... - Yvonne from FFHound!
Well that is an interesting item for show and tell: 11 packs of heroin. Ah, the Philly school system.
vassago: pizzaahime: jigleepuff: stickiebun13: omgpoetry: this is funny like really, really funny My BF had to explain it to me and now I feel like an idiot as he laughs his fucking ass off. i dont gety it i dont understand Suess. - http://100kfireflies.tumblr.com/post...
vassago:
  
pizzaahime:
  
jigleepuff:
  
stickiebun13:
  
omgpoetry:
  
this is funny
 
like really, really funny
  
My BF had to explain it to me and now I feel like an idiot as he laughs his fucking ass off.
  
i dont gety it
  
i dont understand
  
Suess.
I just can't....we are gonna have to do something radical....since no one can seem to agree on anything that remotely resembles a middle ground, we are gonna have to overhaul gun laws or the mental health care system of this country. This has become repugnant. Are we supposed to just accept a school or public shooting every other week?
I had a crazy idea. I'm with you, I'm sick of this. But we are just getting more polarized. So I had an idea that is probably nuts. One side says the issue is not having the teachers/administrators/students being armed themselves. And one side says the issue is easy access to guns and very few restrictions, even for those with mental health issues. So how about five years of no gun... more... - Stephen Mack
I still haven't heard a convincing argument for why anyone needs a semi-automatic weapon. - Mary Carmen
It will be like the Wild West....I bet the number of homeschoolers drastically increases. - Mary Carmen
Lately it's seemed more like a daily occurrence. - John (bird whisperer)
We had a huge discussion about this last night after our raid, when I read the article about the bullet-proof blankets to my teammates. We're a mixed bag of individuals but we had one lone hold-out in the discussion who was afraid that without the 2nd amendment and semi-automatic weapons, the government could take over and we'd be screwed. After a solid hour of arguing with him, we all gave up, even the gun-lovers. - Hookuh Tinypants
I also find it hard to believe that if the government really wanted to take over, armed with their numerous and advanced weaponry, that the average militia member or citizen would be successful in that defense. I actually find the thought that an armed public can overtake the government kinda laughable. - Mary Carmen
Right? It was a truly bizarre argument. He's afraid he'll be left to fight for himself with pitchforks and fists. If anything, it will be foreign countries that will put a halt to it, if for no other reason than to secure the nukes. - Hookuh Tinypants
Right, which leads me to believe that it is more about "being a bad-ass in my own mind" rather than defending our freedom. But what do I know? I just enjoy target shooting with a non-semi-automatic weapon. - Mary Carmen
Oy, it drives me CRAZY when people bring up the "defend against our own government" rationale. That ship sailed a long time ago. I don't care how sophisticated your gun is, it's not winning against the US Military. We'd basically need the military itself to turn against the government...which is kind of terrifying. And Stephen Mack's idea about letting the pro-gun side have it their way... more... - Laura Krier
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