Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Answers To Your Burnin Questions {giggle}

You had questions and I have answers. I also have a bad case of the giggles today. So please don't take anything I say seriously. And for the resume girl? If you need help, email me. I will do anything I can. xxxooo CG

Melinda said...
I really want to know if your family has any cat? bird? fish? If so what and if not, why?

Did my Twerps have you send this in? Seriously?!?! They have been beggin for a pet. And I, being the cruel and evil mother that I am, have said -- Wanna Popsicle? And then they forget all about it. Sure they are going to be 8,421 pounds, but PET FREE. I consider it a small price to pay.

In all seriousness we had Jeter. He was a 100 pound chocolate lab. And he was WILD. And when we moved from the Ghetto to the Plantation, we gave him away to a nice single young man who lived on a farm and can show Jeter the amount of attention he needs. And he knocked me and the Twerps down every chance we got. The dog, not the nice young single man on the farm. Just thought I should clarify.

We had 2 fish since. I think we should just leave it there. Notice the past tense.

August 29th is Baby Twerps birthday. We have told the boys when they are 7 and 5 we will get them a pet. BT will be 4 -- so technically we have another year. Funny thing about 4 year olds, they don;t really play on the whole technicality thing.

Soooo -- I MIGHT MAYBE KINDA consider a hermit crab or hamster. Now, need I remind you of what happened to ET's class hamster a WEEK after we watched her? Again, past tense.

Soooo -- we will see. I also enjoy pet rocks immensely.

Linda said...
A mini vaca? Hmmmm...I know where you can find some Dr Pepper lip gloss;-)

I think you know -- and it will be BT's birthday and I will have a glass of wine to celebrate. He likes me better after a glass of wine. And then we will get all dolled up with Dr P lipgloss and paint the town -- or our toenails -- whichever seems like a better idea.

Jenn said...
I think we need a tour of your new house! We have seen bits and pieces.
Okay -- I am more than willing to do that. The thing is I will have to make my beds and stuff everything under the beds. But still, for you, I will.

How is the organic diet for the family going?
Very well. Thanks for asking. We are sticking to it 90% of the time but not freaking out if we eat something PROCESSED or heaven forbid -- WITH SUGAR. The great thing now is we are learning enough to shop at the regular grocery store but just KNOW what to look for and avoid. It is cheaper that way cause Whole Foods can sometimes be a little pricey.

How does all your traveling for the job affect the twerps?
When I travel I either leave late at night once they are in bed or first thing in the morning Then I am back by supper time. So, really -- they only miss me when they wake up and IJ handles it. It is good for them to have mornings with dad sometimes too. So really, it works out quite well.

One the days you are in town, is your job a normal 8 or 9-5?
I really can set my own schedule. But yes -- 8ish to 5ish. I drop the kids off at school and then come in. The nanny picks them up and is with them for 2 to 3 hours then I am home. :)

What kind of camera do you use?
Nikon D40x -- Lover of my soul.

Did ET ever confess her water bottle "lies" to the school?
YES -- and the principal thanked her for being a girl of honesty and integrity. LORDY BE!

What's your favorite mexican dish? (I know, it's like picking a favorite child)
OH I DON'T KNOW. I was at this Mexican restaurant one time in a little town in Oklahoma and had this chicken with this white sauce and spinach and shrimp and it make my hiney tingle. And then I had these fried flautas -- my thighs sang out in glory and anything with HOT sauce. Cause I do not know if you are aware of this fact or not -- but I am the Boss with the hot sauce. Roll it on back to my crib. I yie yoo yippe ki aye ae

Tinman said...
Have you replaced your Dr. Pepper Lip Gloss with the new and improved stuff?Tin Man
Uhm, no. But I think I know what I am getting my dad for Christmas.

Dana and Daisy said...
you are so the shiniest glitter on the heart CG!

I love you.

Anonymous said...
Any top secret surefire tips on getting one's resume noticed in this tough job market? Or something just crazy/bold enough to get their attention that doesn't scream I'm crazy?
When I graduated college and wanted to get a job, I made a spreadsheet of EVERY elementary and middle school within a 30 minute drive of my house. I listed the school, the address, the principal and the secretary. I then printed off that many resumes and a binder of my work. I took the next 4 days going to EVERY SINGLE SCHOOL and calling the secretary by NAME and asking to see the principal (BY NAME). I then spent 30 seconds tellin him WHY he should hire me. I visited over 100 schools. I got 4 interviews and one job offer.

The BEST way is to network -- if you know someone have them take your resume in. BE AGGRESSIVE. Call -- call again. Go visit. Look almost stalkerish. If you get arrested, you have gone too far.

Chris said...
Now, CG, I know you don't have any hairs on your big toe because you shave them me. Right? You do shave them off, right? Please, tell me I am not the only one?

Yes, I shave them. And my middle toe too. Please don't judge me.

Jen said...
Ok... new to the blog thing and I just think you are so funny!!Thanks for the fun and laughs while reading. I wanted to know what you do? (besides of course raise your sweet babies)Jen in California
I work for a non-profit education company to promote equity and access to students of diverse backgrounds and ethnicity.

Lisa said...
Hey CG!We (2 young adults, no kids) will be flying over to Ga in December for a wedding in the Atlanta area. We have 3 weeks to travel the US but will concentrate on the South. Any travel advice? Things we don't want to miss?LoveLisa from Germany
1. In one day go see the World of Coco Cola and the Aquarium in Atlanta. They are right beside one another. Also see Olympic Park across the street. Eat at Paschals and order shrimp and grits for an appetizer (BEST in the WORLD) the BBQ chicken, mac and cheese and collard greens followed by peach cobbler -- and of course sweet tea. Then burp.
2. Come to my house and drink wine with me.

Shelle said...
Have you tried the Chicken Poop Lip Junk yet?


What cd is in your car right now?
The Great Divide and David Gray

Do dips in the pool count as baths for twerps?
Uhm, yes. And if you are not judgin, for me too.


Dana and Daisy said...

i love you too.

Jenn said...

Love it! You are the best. :)

Amber said...

I thought I was the only one who did that with my kids and the pool...sometimes I'm just too worn out...whew!

The author said...

I'm glad to hear that other ladies shave the big toe and the middle toes too. I agree you are very funny and I've noticed after almost a year of reading your blog, I'm starting to include CG talk into my language, like Lordy Be and Lover of my Soul! Ooops!

Hair Bows & Guitar Picks said...

I love your answers!

And for the record we call Whole Foods "Whole Paycheck" in our house.

Anonymous said...

I'm starting to include CG vocab as well, such as, "9 kinds 'a crazy."

Alyssa said...

I too use CG language in my e-mails and speech. Glitter hearts, lover of my soul, lordy be, etc. You are such a great influence CG! :)

Farmgirl Paints said...

I never get tired of reading your posts. You always make me smile. I think my all-time favorite is about the prayer meeting the other day. Still cracks me up!!

Anonymous said...

My arms are so hairy that I have to shave them. I could never judge you for shaving a toe or anything else, for that matter.

Anonymous said...

I meant to say anything else you DO not anything else you shave.

Are you crying or are those tears from laughing?

Dreams of a Country Girl said...

Anon -- I am bustin a hiney over here. you have me snorting.