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Mary Carmen

Mary Carmen

Recovering academic librarian, SAHM, knitter, yarn snob, & walking addict. My world is being overtaken by toys that make noise.
Thing I love a lot: when I've been quietly stewing about something that is either pissing me off or annoys me or is just something I feel is fucked up, but I stay quiet because maybe it doesn't bother anyone else and maybe I am being a bitch....
...and then out of nowhere, Scott says the exact thought I am having and I am like, OMG YOU TOO!!!!!! - Mary Carmen
The cats were total assholes so I took down the tree today. Moved 4 huge bins of baby clothes in the process. Gonna need to go through them and see what's what. Can't wait to find out what flavor of baby this nugget is.
When will you find out? - Katy S
I have my next OB appointment on the fifth. We will probably schedule the ultrasound then. - Mary Carmen
Exciting! - Katy S
Same nausea. Same vomiting. Different day.
:( - Larua Boats from Android
Boo. - Steven Perez
:-( - vicster
:( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
So sorry, Mary Carmen....hope you're feeling better. - Harold Cabezas from Android
:( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Same here - Sativa from FFHound!
Like = dislike - Sativa from FFHound!
I can't figure out what this baby likes to eat. Nothing is making the nugget happy. - Mary Carmen
That awkward moment when you realize that you don't actually like someone.
Is this about me? - Blake
The odds of MC writing this about anyone who can read it here are low. :) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
stephen everything is about blake though. its a long standing rule of some sort or something :P - Sir Shuping is just sir
It can't be about Blake because Blake rules! - bentley
Stephen is very wise. But, my life revolves around Blake. - Mary Carmen
I will watch Bring it On every. single. time. it is on.
Be Aggressive. Be Be Aggressive! - Katy S
This is a cheer-ocracy. - Corinne L
That's alright! That's ok! You're gonna pump my gas someday! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
I have the same issue with Fifth Element :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Some first birthday pics from last night:
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Yum!!!!!! Carvel!!!!!!! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
The Wire.
When did buying toys become so difficult? Skylanders? Trap Team?
As far as I can tell, this merges the whole Pokemon thing of catching new characters, but of course you have to have a trap for each of them. - Jennifer Dittrich
Skylanders prints money, so I distrust it on principle. It prints so much money that Disney and Nintendo rolled out their own versions (Disney Infinity and Amiibos). I really worry that the whole concept is a giant money sink for consumers/fans. - Andrew C (✔)
It totally is a giant money sink. I've been lucky to avoid Skylanders so far. My kid has asked for the Trap Team starter but he hasn't been too noisy about it since he's still rather engrossed in Minecraft. Plus we still haven't even finished the original Skylanders game which we got for free when my cousin gifted the entire set to us after the second set (Giants or something) came out. - rönin
My nephew just got the new Trap Team and he couldn't stop talking about getting new traps. He even told my mom, "How many can you afford?" Like Disney Infinity and the new Nintendo Amiibos, it's a huge money sink. I looked up the 8 pack of traps and it's $40. Ridiculous. - Rodfather
He was showing me this cardboard thing to put the traps on and talking about collecting all of them. There's 38(!) of them. That's not even including the new figurines. He kept saying "I need these!" I said no, you don't need any of them. You want them. You already have enough Skylanders. - Rodfather
My sister tells me that my nephew loves this. Then says she bought some of the figures and that I should get him a "trap." I don't know what the hell that is and looking at Toys R Us' website doesn't help. I'm going to tell her to just send me the link to what he wants. - Mary Carmen
It's one if these. There's different elements. I ended up ordering a 3 pack with tech, magic, and earth since it was cheaper than the others. - Rodfather from Android
Thank you! I'm looking at it. What the hell is this? - Mary Carmen
In this new game you can trap enemies with those traps and use them an as ally. It's sort of like a pokeball. So they can bring those traps to a friend's house and use those monsters. Or buy all the traps so you can have all 38 trappable monsters. - Rodfather from Android
When you buy the game it comes with this portal that connects to the console via USB. There's a slot for a trap and when you come across a monster in the game that you can trap it saves it to the trap. - Rodfather from Android
Since you can only trap a monster with the appropriate element, it kinda forces you to buy more traps. So like to trap a earth monster you need a earth trap. - Rodfather from Android
Oh boy, just learned my mother ordered the Trap Team starter for my son for Christmas. *sigh* - rönin
Nooo! Saw the tablet version of trap team on sale too. It's like they're crack dealers giving the first taste almost free - Rodfather
Between this, Disney Infinity and Amiibos there's way too many figure stuff to wade through. - rönin
Holy cow, one trap is only good for trapping one character? That is insane. - rönin
On a day filled with cheery, happy holiday movies, it's reassuring to know that Lifetime is still shower their insane, women in distress, psycho, stalker films.
Okay, okay, I admit it. I'm pregnant and can't do everything all the time or at the usual breakneck pace. I am totally giving in.
I still can't believe that I gave birth to such a beautiful kid.
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Barry, my thoughts exactly. Scott & Mary are beautiful. :) - Laura
Awww. - Yolanda from Android
Her eyes slay me. <3 - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Agree 100%. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Uh, y'all are the cutest couple, so DUH. I can't believe she is a little over a year old! How did this happen? - Corinne L
Time flies! I can't believe that this time next year I'll be posting pictures of two of them?!?!?!? - Mary Carmen
She is beautiful, MC. And so big already! - Stephan from iPhone
I'm hooked on this new podcast called Sword & Scale. True Crime. Not for everyone. But extremely interesting.
I did all the puking today. All of it. Your share, and your share, and even your share. All the puking.
Yikes. - Steven Perez
Thank you. I hate puking. - Brian Johns
I do not like, but appreciate your taking this on for the rest of us. - Friar Will
Ugh. I am so sorry :( - Jennifer Dittrich from iPhone
Puking is the worst, worse than pain for me by a long shot - Steve C Team Marina
:( - Alix May
Thank you fro taking one for the team... Be well - WarLord
If I would have been at your side I could have pity puked. I puke at the sound of gagging. - Janet
If I had known, I would have drank more beer! Seriously, I hope you feel better today. - Eric - ill subliminal from iPhone
Nope, sorry, not my share. I did a lifetime's worth of puking about 2 years ago, when I had all that gall bladder trouble. Every time I ate the wrong thing with just a little bit too much fat, about 12 hours later I'd end up puking every 10 minutes, for about 6-12 hours. The pain would be gone in about 3-4 hours, but the puking would just keep on going. I can only describe the... more... - April Russo
Oh doll. So sorry. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
I did all the holiday baking supplies shopping today. I now will pass out.
Have I mentioned how much I love Troop Beverly Hills? Everything about this movie is fabulous.
Am I going to Hell because I thought this was funny?
That's not the reason.....<g> - ♫Maurice the Trainer♫
I don't know if any of y'all are into Alternate Reality Gaming (ARG), but there is a kickstarter for Brian Humphrey's newest: The Lurker in the Library 2. His first game, The Lurker in the Library was fantastic, based on Lovecraft and had wonderful props and tools.
I encourage you to check it out or spread the word. The game doesn't look like it will start till next year, but now is the time to get involved. - Mary Carmen
I know it seems odd to "pay to play" but, if you've seen some of his other work, you can see that the money is very well spent and is funneled straight into the game. - Mary Carmen
You can see his other work here: - Mary Carmen
Oh, and yes, I'm all in on this at the $100 level. When done well, these are amazing....and who doesn't want to be Agent Mulder every now and again???? - Mary Carmen
Oh, yeah, I'm in - though at $25 for now. I haven't done too many ARG's, but was just feeling nostalgic about Perplexcity the other day. - Jennifer Dittrich
I'm in big ;-) because I want to get mail that isn't bills or ads ;-) - Mary Carmen
My husband is a saint. A SAINT!
OMG SCOTT IS SIMON TEMPLAR! - Steven Perez from Android
*muted trumpet riff* - Big Joe Silence
That Geico Push It commercial makes me laugh every single time I see it.
The guy with the lawnmower at the end..."I'm pushing! I'm pushing it real good!" Gets me every time. :D - Hookuh Tinypants from FreshFeed
This vanilla ice cream totally counts as a meal because I put some peanut butter in it for protein, right???? It is the only thing staying in my stomach at the moment and I figured if I puke later it won't taste horrific.
Wow I've been there #pickingmealsfortastecomingandgoing Be Well - WarLord
Hot. Cold. Hot.Cold. Hot. Cold. BODY PLEASE PICK A TEMP.
Tree Fu Tom is fascinating.
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I just learned how camels walk from watching Caillou.
By putting one hoof in front of the others? :D - Scoble, Alex Scoble
^^Geez Scoble! Camels have toes not hooves!!! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Sorry, I did not watch Caillou. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
By putting one foot in front of the others? :D (happy now?) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Better .. but I was mostly amusing myself over camel toe :-D - Shannon - GlassMistress
When they walk they move both legs on the same side simultaneously. So one side then the other. Unusual as most animals don't. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
Also why they're called "Ships of the Desert" their gait makes them sway like a ship and can cause unexperienced riders to have motion/sea sickness. - Scott. Cat Herder.
بی تربیتا، انگشت شتر؟ خودتون رو زدید به اون راه یا خیال کردید ما سرمون نمیشه؟ :دی - ووووزلا
Interesting...what other animals walk like that? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Caillou and Kipper are kid ambien. - ♫Maurice the Trainer♫
Cats and Giraffes. - Scott. Cat Herder.
Hmm, I was thinking that cats walk that way - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Cats walk like that??? I never noticed. - Mary Carmen
I'm definitely gonna need a translation. Google is failing me. - Mary Carmen
Cats prowl like that...they are too cool to walk. ;) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I remember riding on a camel. It made a ship seem rock-stable by comparison. - Walt Crawford
Child napping. Sandwich in front of me. I win Monday.
I'm not gonna lie - every time I read this, I see child napping as synonymous with kidnapping and it gives me a start. Hope she's still sleeping and you are taking care of you! - WebGoddess
Why just take a child's lunch money when you can just take the child, and their sandwich? Is that what you're saying? ;-) - Brian Johns
I totally lost Monday when I puked up that sandwich. - Mary Carmen
:( - Larua Boats from Android
There really isn't anything worse than watching your kid get shots.
I could probably think of worse things to watch your kids getting, but yeah. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Now happening in my living room: baby in a diaper, holding wipes, dancing to the Beach Boys' "Little Saint Nick."
Someone met Santa today.
I'm thinking for Christmas this year doing an all hors d'oeuvres meal.
For Rach's birthday last year we did a dessert dinner party. An hors d'oeuvres meal sounds yum - Johnny from iPhone
We do something like that. We call it a ploughman's lunch. Boudin, cheeses, meats, fruit, all laid out in the middle of the table and everyone just eats, drinks, and bes marry. - royce
Royce, that sounds awesome. - bentley
Snack attack! - Eric - ill subliminal
That's our family tradition for New Year's Eve. :) - Laura
My friends did that recently when her dad (who works for a multinational cheese company) delivered 60 lbs of cheese to her house. It was a Cheese And Everything That Goes With It meal, and it was awesome. - Jenica
we did this every year b/c people were in and out all day. quiche, cheese and crackers, cookies, pigs in a blanket, sometimes caviar (depending on how well we did that year) or smoked salmon, and always a pie. also to include whatever was in gift baskets people sent or brought over. beverages were each to their own, so mom stocked champagne, I did Campari and soda, my brother made the rum and eggnog, stepdad had his scotch, and kid bro had his Sprite stash. it's what I miss most about those days honestly. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
pick 'n' mix tea FTW! :-) - Marina's Godmother :-)
We should be a very small group and I know I probably won't feel well enough to cook a huge meal so this seems easiest. I love finger foods. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
I love finger foods. This is actually why I like to throw cocktail parties -- I get to make all the hors d'oeuvres! (I have a pinterest board for cocktail party food that might be useful for you. Most stuff on there is pretty simple to make, but it's all vegetarian. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Watching Tron....still love this movie.
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