Too funny not to share.

Posted: September 26, 2010 by DSDM2 in Uncategorized

This is not drama, but I just laughed so hard I pissed my pants and woke DH… so I thought I would share!

Today, 10:14 AM #1
I flashed my father-in-law….mortifying

I was nursing my 9 month old last night and browsing online at the same time. She woke up and pulled off the boob and sat up. Around the same time my husband started talking so I looked over at him. When I looked back down at the screen there was my FIL’s head staring at me. Unbeknownst to me, my husband and FIL had been collaberating on setting up Skype so they could talk to the grandkids. And my husband had set our computer to “auto answer” when it was called. So my FIL sat down at his computer in his house and dialed our number (first time, he was just playing around with it) and boom – my laptop “answered” the call and showed my boob hanging right there. I was in shock. After a couple seconds of immobility, I threw the computer to the side and walked away. I couldn’t even talk for a few seconds I was so shocked. That sucked. My husband couldn’t quit laughing.
  1. Flat Stainley says:

    LOL! Too funny, but I am sure I’ve flashed most of my family members at one time or another.
    So… OT, but which one is it? They hit or they don’t hit? This I find rather annoying. She can’t keep her threads straight. Post #16
    Post #11

    What do you think? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  2. Flat Stainley says:

    FWIW, I see the issue as the OP of the posts I quoted as having an issue with her hubby spanking and asks for advice on the issue, but in another thread last week,she states “we use a gentle form of discipline.”

  3. Flat Stainley says:

    Woah! Bad grammar on post #2 sorry! I see the issue as being I have grammar issues too, lol.

  4. CJ says:

    Oh my gosh, I would die!

  5. CJ says:

    So, the spanking threads. I don’t feel like braving DS today but the poster seems to think that spanking is a form of gentle discipline?

  6. Flat Stainley says:

    When you cross reference her posts, it seems that “we” does not include her DH, I guess. I think she was on her high horse one day and at the bottom of the barrel the next? Oh the irony! :face slap:

  7. DocsNemesis says:

    Shabby has more yarn up. Drooooool.

  8. CJ says:

    Link Docs?

  9. CJ says:

    n/m, found it!

  10. smartassmama says:

    I saw that last night and cracked.up! Even my husband found it hilarious.

  11. kocho says:

    Too funny. And embarrassing!! I walked in on my (adult) brother in his underwear today. Ugh. I was supposed to be picking up a book at his house and he was supposed to be sleeping. lol Ooops.

  12. CJ says:

    Thank goodness he was wearing underwear!

  13. smartassmama says:

    I think my mom heard me drop the f-bomb over the monitor last Sunday. As in, we were laying in bed (me, sleeping DH, & son) and I heard the front door open and shut and I said “who the fuck is in the house babe? Mama said she’d call first!” To which I hear, “sorry! My phone died! You know that thing’s on, right?” Ooops. My granddad was a sailor. I blame him?

  14. DocsNemesis says:


  15. onenonblonde says:


  16. smartassmama says:

    lol cute.

    And that girl who’s afraid of punctuation and making sense just posted an update about the rave she went to. fun times.

  17. Mommy Grizzly says:

    16 – my pink cookie look nothing like that!

  18. Mommy Grizzly says:

    looks even. me eboniks button waz stuk.

  19. Redhead says:

    You know, the only thing “making sense” on DS does is gets you warned, banned and hated.
    Which is why I shall come back a reformed DSer- overly uneducated, needy, slightly scammish, a bit nutty with a twist of troll on top and ALL shall love me then!
    Oh, and I will blame everything on the B double E Rs that I had the night before, even my bellybutton fetish and the demon attackz.

  20. Redhead says:

    [hiccup] do you tickl yer kidz? [hiccup] lol do dey lik it? heh.. oops sry modz i think i much 2 drank agin!

  21. shabbychic says:

    LMAO Redhead.

  22. DocsNemesis says:

    I drank too much everclear the other night and managed to not say anything stupid. Why can’t other people?

  23. DocsNemesis says:

    And Redhead is way too good at typing in drunkard. ๐Ÿ˜›

  24. Redhead says:

    What can I say? I have skillz, yo.

  25. Snickerdoodle says:

    Hold up DocsNemesis, did you really drink Everclear? I never hear anyone mention Everclear unless they are frat boys or my husband! ๐Ÿ˜€

    And LOL Redhead are you telling me freaky bellybutton person who caused people to delete tons of useful and cute diaper pictures isn’t BANNED?

  26. DocsNemesis says:

    Yep, its my drink of choice, haha. Its cheap, I don’t mind the flavor, and it’ll mess you up if ya want it to. Granted I rarely drink but when I do its either Everclear in some other drink or Buttery Nipples. Mmmmmmmm….

  27. Redhead says:

    Psh, that person DID get banned but only after lots of mamas on DS teamed up to get him/her kicked off AND after several creeptastic threads.

  28. Snickerdoodle says:

    Docs- get out! ๐Ÿ™‚ Me and my Dh also choose Everclear as our drink of choice only we just do a straight shot and then chase it with Gatorade. (yeah its rough but Cheap ,effective and small amounts will do you fine)! And yeah I Know it will mess you up. Years ago when I was dumb and drink ignorant I gave myself some good alchohol poisoning with that stuff.

    We don’t drink often either but when we do its Everclear all the way. I think you are the first person I have found that drinks it beside us. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love buttery nipples too. My little bro introduced me to them a few years back.

    Redhead- I am glad they got banned. I can’t believe it took people getting together to get them banned though. I barely speak a peep on DS for fear of getting a strike or getting banned since I use the FSOT on there. Im happy to know that at least I can start creepy pervy threads and all will be well. ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Snickerdoodle says:

    I meant to say besides us. ๐Ÿ™‚ annoying technical error there.

  30. DocsNemesis says:

    Yeah, my fiance bought it to try and I love it too. Its the only alcohol I’ve had that doesn’t bother me, flavorwise.

    I did a shot a couple months ago and got a pic. I should totally post it on my facebook! I look terrible! That stuff burnnnns.

  31. CJ says:

    I had to search the webz for Everclear to see what the heck it is. Holy poop, that is some crazy strong alcohol!
    I live in BC and here is what I found: In British Columbia one can purchase it with a permit for medical use, research use, or industrial use only.

    I think I’ll stick with my wine!

  32. smartassmama says:

    I’m a Jack Daniels kinda girl.

  33. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Jack, bloody mary and wine for me… when I can drink. I do drink some malted stuff but usually ales and dark stuff. When I’m in the mood, I drink my dinner in a Guinness glass. ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Flat Stainley says:

    I’m allergic. 1/2 of a sip of anything gives me a headache. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  35. Just Peachy says:

    You guys should try Rumple Minze. Its peppermint schnapps but definitely not wimpy. I did a shot once and I swear my nose felt like it was on fire.

  36. Snickerdoodle says:

    CJ- Yeah Everclear is illegal in some states actually. You have to drink it responsibly!

    Docs -Heck yeah it burns! Don’t ever double gulp a shot or you will lose your voice for the night. We have a strict rule of no talking during shot taking time because if you laugh while shooting it is OVER.

    Wine gives me an awful headache. In fact, everclear is the only alcohol I can drink that won’t give me a hangover feeling the next morning.

    So enough alcohol talk this morning! My house is a pit. I was thinking of doing Fly lady because with a toddler its just getting worse. Any one have experience with that or any other organizational tools they use that help them? I am feeling overwhelmed!

  37. lil'mama says:

    My drink of choice is usually a Rum Collins: silver rum, lime, carbonated water. Other than that I prefer vodka (especially Ketel One) mixed with just about anything.

    Never tried Everclear but my sister’s FIL uses it to clean his bathroom…

  38. CJ says:

    Snickerdoodle, I am no help. My house is a mess too.

  39. lil'mama says:

    Snickerdoodle, I get overwhelmed with my house too. I have four kids that are home all day so it stays messy. One thing my mom always tells me is, “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” In other words, just start somewhere, don’t worry about getting it all done at once, focus on one small section at a time. Usually I find that once I get going it’s a lot easier than I thought it would be.

  40. DocsNemesis says:

    I did Fly Lady for awhile but it totally didn’t work for me as is. I had to majorly modify it and its sort of morphed into my own cleaning method. My house is a mess half the time too though, because I usually only clean once a day. I do try to go through each room and purge stuff once a month though, I totally got that from Fly Lady! Its amazing what a difference it makes ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. DocsNemesis says:

    40-exactly! My kids ensure that my house is never really clean, lol.

  42. Redhead says:

    Fly Lady has some good points but I didn’t care for it much.
    Make sure if you subscribe to her, you only subscribe to the DAILY digest, otherwise you get like 20 emails a day!

  43. megs2486 says:

    A bit late to the alcohol convo, but I’m a Jack and coke girl. Jack is a good friend of mine when I get to drink. haha. As for the state of my house, let’s not even go there right now. The kids have been in tornado mode today.

  44. smartassmama says:

    I saw an episode of Oprah where Kirstie Alley said that cheap Vodka is great for cleaning your bathroom.

  45. Snickerdoodle says:

    38- I BET! Im sure it kills all kinds of germs! ( and braincells too probably):P

    39- LOL well at least I am not alone!

    40- Thanks for the advice, i know i just need to get on it! I feel like all I ever do is clean though and the house is a wreck. I guess that is the life of a SAHM with kids?

    41- Purging is a good idea. I know i have mentioned it before but my dh has a MAJOR issue throwing anything away. he has to save EVERYTHING. Like crazy things. so it makes it tricky to do that.

    43- Thanks for the tip on daily digest. Way to make you feel even more overwhelmed with zillions of emails huh?

    44- I feel like the smell of vodka in my bathroom would make me nauseas. I know they say vodka has no smell but they lie!

  46. DocsNemesis says:

    I use method bathroom cleaners in mine. It smells yummy.

  47. coffeehoar says:

    Okay, so I’m a tame person in my mid-30’s who rarely drinks and thinks a night out with the ladies at Village Inn for coffee is special, so keep that in mind. When I was in my late teens we did Thunder Cherries, marischino cherries soaked for weeks in Everclear. About six of us consumed a 2 gallon bottle, and then dared each other to drink the juice. We were beyond smashed… and the fist fight that ensued (mostly playful) was epic. I was the only girl, and I gave as good as I got. I was never in a fight before, or after, then. I gave a 230 pound guy a black eye that lasted a week and a half.

    Serious stuff, that Everclear.

  48. Redhead says:

    Last time I drank.. I drank 1/2 a bottle of champagne over the course of 4 hours.. and thought I was going to die after my body went numb and I couldn’t feel myself breathing.

    I am a lightweight.

  49. Redhead says:

    Here is some drama (not DS), though a lot of it is being deleted.

    Apparently, someone (Melissa) got some “egg shaped” wool dryer balls from Wooltopia (and I believe she got them free on store credit from a retailer, too), and then bashed her (Erin @ Wooltopia) on another site for having crappy balls. Then she followed Wooltopia to her blog and continued with the bashing and demanding a refund.

  50. Redhead says:

    and when I say “crappy balls” I am using Melissa’s wording. While I myself would never sell “un round” balls, they do seem to work just fine as I keep all the off-looking ones for myself.

  51. Snickerdoodle says:

    46- Love Method. I was so bummed when our Target stopped carrying their diaper rash cream.

    47- Gag! I loathe maraschino cherries and imagining them soaked in Everclear is making my tongue twist in on itself just imagining that. I will have to let my dh know about “thunder cherries” I can only imagine the serious craziness that ensued after that!

    48- Champagne is fizzy and goes to your head faster! I learned that in my serve-safe class a few years back. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Speaking of fizzy, I also have to admit to loving Smirnoff Ice for something tasty that won’t burn off a layer of skin off your esophagus and make you feel like you are floating.

    Also… I just cleaned my kitchen! yay me! ๐Ÿ™‚

  52. Snickerdoodle says:

    Aww man! drama is no good when its deleted! ๐Ÿ˜€

  53. Redhead says:

    Dang. It was pretty juicy about 20 mins ago!

  54. smartassmama says:

    Smirnoff Ice, Twisted, Triple Black, those are my gas station/Walmart go-to drinks. You can only get Jack products (whiskey or Downhome Punch) in an actual liquor store here, and that requires crossing the state line. I have some Smirnoff lemonade in my fridge from vacation back in June. Can you tell I don’t drink often?

  55. DocsNemesis says:

    47-my fiance (well before I met him) went to a hippy party up in the Virginia mountains with his cousin. They had fruit that had been soaked in Everclear for weeks. He said it was awesome.

    51-I use Method diaper cream too! Funny thing though, I bought it on clearance to try and it was only a month or so away from expiration (which is why it was like a buck, lol) and I’m still using the same bottle-a year later. It still works great, even without the active ingredients.

    And yeah, I used to love Smirnoff Ice, but they stopped making watermelon, which was my fav, so I’m boycotting. ๐Ÿ˜› I like this other stuff too, Four Loco. They have lots of flavors and its cheap-and it has caffeine in it too…the combo of alcohol and caffeine makes me feel weird.

    Hmmm…my fiance just got another job, maybe we should celebrate with booze! Right?

  56. lil'mama says:

    I like Smirnoff’s flavoured beverages too. I was very sad when El Jimador came out with margaritas in a can (made with tequila, not beer) this summer and I am pregnant. lol They even have a Spicy Mango flavour. *tear*

  57. DoubleRainbow says:

    Wow, I just came across this person’s feedback on eBay… 1 positive, 1 negative, and 1 neutral… uh that’s not good LOL They have an HC store too, yikes!

  58. Redhead says:

    Congrats on the hubby’s new job, Docs! ๐Ÿ˜€

  59. Just Peachy says:

    Vodka does stink. Smirnoff Triple Black is awesome cept they fucked it up by adding fruit to it.
    I’m a light weight too. I remember I went to a wedding a few years back and had 3 cran oj and vodka drinks and was beyond trashed.

  60. smartassmama says:

    As big as I am, I’m such a cheap drunk! 3 and I’m feeling good.

  61. melmelly says:

    Have any of you ever gotten a virus or similar from the Swagbucks site? I was just on it and then everything started to go haywire. I deleted history, cookies, everything, and now I am doing a complete scan. It seems okay now, but I was just curious.

  62. CJ says:

    OMG I am going to scream! First I had someone comment on a photo of a hat that I made (for sale) today asking if I could send her the pattern so that she could make one. Um, no. It’s in my head. I am not writing it out for you and for goodness sakes I am trying to sell stuff here!

    Now another “friend” just caught me on chat asking if I know how to knit. She knows very well that I crochet and have no interest in knitting right now. We have discussed this before. She goes on about how she wants to make some hats out of a knit pattern book but doesn’t know how to knit. She wants to knit them b/c she thinks knit is prettier than crochet.
    Are you serious? Ask me for help and then insult me? I am pissed. I understand that not everyone likes crochet. I don’t care. I’m not out to convert the world. That was just rude though.

  63. CJ says:

    melmelly, I haven’t had any issues but I just started using it about 2 weeks ago.

  64. Redhead says:

    Sorry CJ. I just had my “idiot friend” moment this morning, too. They stink.

  65. CJ says:

    Stupidity is infectious and seems to come in waves.

  66. melmelly says:

    CJ, I had an experience like that earlier this month. I was sewing some napkins and placemats for a wedding, only problem was the “fabric” was absolute shit for the placemats. I told the chick(bride) that it wasn’t going to work on my machine, and that it was slipping everywhere. She told me to take it over to her friends house so she could do them because her other friend is a “professional seamstress…she sews costumes for Ren Faires, etc.”. Well goody! Let her work with the shit that says “remnants of unknown material” from Wal-Mart.

    FWIW, I told the bride that if she wants me to sew anything for her again, she needs my permission before she makes a purchase. Some of the stuff she got? WHOA! I didn’t know Wal-Mart was capable of carrying stuff that crappy.

  67. CJ says:

    People are strange like that. Why spend the money for a seamstress to have custom napkins and then buy crap fabric? It just doesn’t make sense. Why not spend a little more and get fabric that you will actually want to keep around after the wedding.

  68. Mommy Grizzly says:

    I got some presents from CJ today. Its official PROOF that she LOVES me the bestest!

  69. melmelly says:

    I wish she would have paid me! I was doing it to help her out. She was trying to save some money by buying the fabric, instead of having to rent the tablecloths, napkins, placemats, etc. Some of the fabric was okay, but then she changed her mind about needing my help, went out and bought crap fabric, and then called me up telling me that she had three weeks until the wedding and I needed to get that stuff done, or she needed to find someone else. WTF?

    What kind of pressies Grizz?

  70. melmelly says:

    Pressies? WTF is wrong with me?

    FML!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  71. Mommy Grizzly says:

    I got a shirt for the belly critter that says “I’m so cute my Mommy wears me” and a couple of organic lollies and a swatch of yarn.

  72. Mommy Grizzly says:

    I also got my order from Old Navy. I got some kiddo clothes and Maternity shirts. I got a dragon for #3 and a giraffe for #4 to wear for Halloween. AND I have an order I have to pick up at the PO, but I will have DH do it on Sat. We were having such bad winds, I sent him back up with my truck because it weighs A LOT more than his ride… but his ride won’t fit everyone.

    It’s cool, I didn’t really want to go anywhere this week anyway!

  73. CJ says:

    I forgot all about the shirt! It usually takes so long for mail to get here that I just forget about fluffy mail that I have ordered! lol

  74. melmelly says:

    You’re still having bad winds? Dang!

  75. melmelly says:

    It’s TUESDAY! Where are all of our little twatwaffles hiding?

  76. Mommy Grizzly says:

    It’s so SMALL! I’m so excited to put it on my belly critter. I’m half way there!

    Yeah, as close as Alaska is to the end of the world, we get mail pretty quick!

  77. CJ says:

    I’ve heard that some women have bad winds right through the entire pregnancy. It may go on for a while yet!

  78. melmelly says:


  79. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Our power was out from Fri night to Sat. The winds have gone down to just gusts but they were almost constant at over 100 MPH. When he left on Sunday, the winds were gusting about 70 mph but they were moving in the same direction that he was going so….

    I just feel a lot better about him driving my nearly 10,000 lb truck, vs his 2800 lb rig…

  80. CJ says:

    Wow, that is windy!

  81. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Bite me, CJ. I smell like roses!

  82. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Yeah, that is a little windy. You doubted me? Have you EVER known me to exaggerate or stretch the truth?

    I can’t wait till my new sewing machine comes in.

  83. CJ says:

    LOL Grizz!

  84. CJ says:

    When is the ETA for the new machine?

  85. Mommy Grizzly says:

    It was a special order but they thought that there might be others coming in sooner than mine…

    So, I’m just waiting, she anticipated a week but I threw such a fit that they didn’t have any in stock AND wouldn’t sell me the floor model, they are delivering it out to me. ๐Ÿ˜€ So, I just wait!

  86. Redhead says:

    My crap-friend story. This might get back to bite me in the arse but go to the vent section of CDN and you’ll see a post by me called “dear friend”.

    So. I referred a very sweet CDN mama (who, I will say, has nothing to do with me being upset right now) to this “friend” of mine for a photography shoot.
    That was like, a month ago or so. I just found out today (through FB wall posts) that they had the shoot and my friend didn’t even say thanks for the referral from me or let me know it worked out or anything. I mean.. I know that sounds whiny of me, but I didn’t HAVE to send the referral and probably shouldn’t even given her past history of treating me like dog poop on the bottom of her shoe.. but still. Really, I’ve learned my lesson too many times there and shouldn’t be upset. :/

  87. CJ says:

    That sucks Redhead.

  88. DocsNemesis says:

    That bites. What a poopiehead.

  89. Mommy Grizzly says:

    YAY for 2 for 1 pizza Tuesday and 2 more days till Big Daddy comes back home. YAY! 4 day weekend this weekend, so, maybe we will actually get to do something!

  90. melmelly says:

    Grizz, you just made my mind go in the gutter!

    On that note, I need to belch really badly. Not just a burp, but a belch. It hurts!

  91. Mommy Grizzly says:


  92. CJ says:

    So melly is the windy one!

  93. CJ says:

    Yay Grizz! I get my DH back tomorrow too.

  94. melmelly says:

    The 2 P’s are making me windy from the top: pizza and Pepsi.

  95. Mommy Grizzly says:

    YAY! I am trying to upload pics of the project I’m working on but my phone and photobucket are not cooperating. I cant post on FB because the person I’m making it for will see.

  96. CJ says:

    You can block them from the post Grizz.

    Did you get my message? We are leaving on Friday.

  97. DocsNemesis says:

    I made the 7 month old bootie things. She keeps trying to eat them though…

  98. CJ says:

    Yummy booties! They probably do look delicious.

  99. Mommy Grizzly says:

    I didn’t. I’ll check in a sec.

    I did not know I could block them, but, there is the new mom, new dad, siblings and his parents all on my FB — I’d be afraid to miss someone and ruin the surprise. took pic with my webcam and uploaded it via the computer so it’s not a Redhead quality pic….

  100. CJ says:

    Oh pretty!

  101. melmelly says:

    That looks really nice!

  102. Mommy Grizzly says:

    I am so overwhelmed with the fitted diaper pattern choices available. I need one for a newborn and then another that is OS with room for bigger thighed, solidly built early walkers. Kawaiis fit my older critter well but I really want to get away from MF and think fitteds are the way to go.

  103. CJ says:

    I can’t help with the newbie ones. I didn’t start using cloth until 2 months and he was about 15 pounds by then!

    My good friend really liked prefolds and “not so flat wraps” with her newbie. She made some fitteds but kept going back to those.

  104. MotherMoonPads says:

    Anyone here make fingerless gloves with the mitten coverup part attached and have some cute purple & yellow yarn and want to make me a pair? ๐Ÿ™‚

  105. DocsNemesis says:

    I want to switch to fitteds and wool but theres just no way. At least not right now.

    99-I think they do ๐Ÿ˜› But I may be biased. I’m still planning two more styles too-one pair of mary janes to match her hat and a pair of actual boot type booties to match her little striped romper. I have wool otw for a yarn swap though so I’ll probably take awhile ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  106. CJ says:

    LOL, MMP! A woman who knows what she wants!

  107. CJ says:

    106; Why can’t you switch to fitteds and wool Docs?

  108. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Flat is neglecting us. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  109. CJ says:

    ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Where is she?

  110. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Working, momming and hiding, I think.

  111. Flat Stainley says:

    And sewing my back off! I had a big order that I started yesterday, then I had to work 8 hours today including organizing a room, and then I came home to sew more dipes! Since yesterday, I’ve made 2 covers 6 training pants and 2 wetbags. I am wiped.

  112. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Wiped with all your wipes?

  113. Flat Stainley says:

    Haha! I could use a few, that’s for sure.

  114. Mommy Grizzly says:

    How close to being done are you?

  115. Flat Stainley says:

    I am done, but it is so hard to stop! I’d like to do at least 2 more wetbags and some unpaper towels for impulse buys. I’m doing a semi-custom order for a new-to-cloth family. I am hoping to up-sell them, lol! They know lots of people who are having babies, so it’s a good opportunity for some extra funds. I’ll post pics on FB tomorrow.

  116. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Thats awesome. I’m so jealous and I cannot wait for my Viking to come in…. then you get to help me pick out fabrics and stuff. And you still have to get going on our deal, I’ll keep you busy!

  117. norrahsmommy says:

    WTF is wrong with H2BAM seriously? She closes all the good threads. She needs to go back to hanging with her newb and leave the forum alone. UGH…..

    OK back to your regularly scheduled programming.

  118. DocsNemesis says:

    108-I don’t have the money to switch. I could in theory sell all of my pockets and then work on a stash of fitteds, while knitting up covers and such, but then we wouldn’t have any cloth for who knows how long.

    That and I don’t have a washer/dryer, so anything I use has to wash and dry easily/quickly. I know there are fitteds out there that would work, but I end up having to be all picky and then buying used takes forever and…really I should just stick with what I have. I just don’t wanna. ๐Ÿ˜› I do have some prefolds and 2 wool covers though, so at least the little one gets some non-pocket time each day ๐Ÿ™‚ She’s becoming such a pain to put prefolds on though, darned crawlers…lol

  119. MotherMoonPads says:

    CJ, they are for a birthday present for my 17 year old sister. She was pretty darned specific, lol!

    I opened up an alchemy request on Etsy, but the majority of the people responding have never made a pair of them before. I don’t want to be someone’s tester when it is a birthday present, kwim? :blush:

    Oh, and fitteds & wool are heaven, but I don’t think I would do them if I didn’t have a washer and dryer in the house.

  120. DocsNemesis says:

    I’ve done fitteds before but it took a lot of trial and error to find ones that washed and dried easily but were still absorbent enough. And the ones I used haven’t been made in years. I wanted to try fab fitteds but I have no idea what the drying time is like and the microfiber in a diaper scares me. I use microfiber in my pockets but I bleach them on their own all the time…I’m scared of the stinkies!

  121. CJ says:

    I love fitteds and wool, but since we moved I have given up on cloth. This front load washer bites!

  122. Snickerdoodle says:

    122- my diapering life has become so much more of an adventure since we got a FL. But I still wanted one because we won’t be diapering forever, ya know? But yeah crazy wash routines, crazy diapers etc…

    123- you beat me to it! I want to know too!

  123. Flat Stainley says:

    Dear Mommy Grizzly;
    Please be careful if you get that item you messaged me about. Pay with a credit card to nobody can take your money and run. Not saying anybody is scammerish, just lookin’ out for ya! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Your friend Flat

  124. JustMe says:

    That’s it, I’m making snickerdoodles. You can’t do that to a 9 month pregnant lady and get away without them.

  125. Flat Stainley says:

    I’ve never had a Snickerdoodle. :shudders:

  126. Redhead says:

    ohh, they are SO good!!!

  127. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Aww, look, I got my own little PSA! I love it when people look out for me.

    I dont think I’m going to, Flat, read my reply in your email.

  128. Mommy Grizzly says:

    It’s funny. I was looking on FSOT last night and people overspent and are now trying to recoup their costs by selling things they want but do not need. That’s awesome. I would expect some pretty OK deals, right? Yeah, not so much. 7 out of 10 times, I can buy the item CHEAPER from an online retailer AND get free shipping than I can by sending paypal AND risking slow shipping/scam as with FSOT. I don’t mean just a little bit either. Like some are nearly $8 per section before shipping and I can get it for just over $5 free shipping with a reasonable minimum purchase. Wow.

  129. Snickerdoodle says:

    125- Sorry about that! I hope you enjoy them! ๐Ÿ™‚

    130- FSOT is a JOKE these days! I have been really lucky and gotten some good scores on FSOT. Like 40 dollar wool for 12 dollars. But I have had to really hunt and basically find stuff no one else wants because its discolored or whatever and so the person has marked it WAY down in desperation.

    I understand about shipping costs but people are pricing their stuff way too high in my opinion. I saw someone selling a NIP swaddlebees wool wrap for 28 dollars last night! That is how much you can find it for new with free shipping. If you look around you can find it on sale for cheaper than that. And supposedly it “must go” um, not really if you are not marking it down lower than you could buy it in a store.

    And then further down someone else is selling the same wrap brand new for 17 dollars.

    I guess its up to the people how they want to price it though. But if I’m going to risk a scam, slow shipping etc I want a DEAL. ๐Ÿ™‚

  130. Snickerdoodle says:

    125 should be 126! Hah!

  131. Mommy Grizzly says:

    No doubt, Yummy Cookie, that’s what I’m thinking!

    Or, I get discriminated against because I don’t live in the “Continental US.”

    Well, Fu then! I don’t want to spend my American made/Alaskan earned money with you, either.

    Maybe it’s just me, but, if I’m going to order something from someone, I seriously consider buying everything they are selling SIMPLY because IF I’m going to spend shipping and stuff, I want everything I can possibly use so I only have to deal with it once. It’s all good though, they don’t want to write AK on their mailing label, I’ll go buy someone elses lot that is willing to!

  132. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Another one, someone is selling a bunch of diaper cuts for like $4-6 each. Or, I could buy an entire yard at 60 inch wide for $8-10. Hmm. Yeah, great deal.

  133. Flat Stainley says:

    Griz, do you have to wait as long as Canadians to get your fluff?
    I was checking out the FSOT and I saw a DC of ooga fabric listed for $8!!!! Um, don’t people know they can get a whole yard of it for that price on HC??? Sheesh!

  134. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Yeah, I think we are talking about the same person, Flat.

    No, I don’t. The difference is customs, probably. It takes 2-5 days for priority to get here…. Depending.

  135. Flat Stainley says:

    Hmmm. Any ideas on how to be rid of a CL stalker, anyone??? She is being very persistant on getting some dipes I listed for sale. She sees them still up and keeps bugging me. Blocking her addy would be too easy.

  136. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Someone has a crush on Flat!

  137. Redhead says:

    Write her back and ask for a pic of her belly button. That should scare her off.

  138. Snickerdoodle says:

    133- I had no idea AK wasn’t considered part of the continental U.S. That sucks that people wont ship to you.

    139- HAH HAH HAH HAH AH HAH HAH Redhead you crack me up!

  139. Mommy Grizzly says:

    It’s not continental because it’s not technically connected. It’s connected via Canada so a lot of idiots consider it “international”.

  140. Flat Stainley says:

    LOL Redhead! I’m doing it!

  141. Redhead says:

    Well, as we all know (as Mrs Gold Plated Diaper herself- Lierre.bebe – gracefully informed us– ALL HAIL ) shipping to & from Alaska is VERY expensive! Like it will cost me $40 to ship you one diaper! DUH!

  142. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Right. Yeah. Uh huh. SUUUURE. I have to say, Alaska has it’s share of nut cases. However, she was an import so I don’t really think it should count against us.

    The reality is, shipping between the lower 48, with UPS, is slightly increased to help absorb the costs of flying mail to Alaska and Hawaii. This allows the USPS to set their rate base PER LB instead of distance traveled and per LB. But, if someone in Washington wants to be silly, she can keep her diapers up on FSOT until someone “closer” to her buys them. Like, someone in Florida, I suppose. I mean, we all know Florida is SOO much closer to Washington State than Alaska is, right??

  143. Redhead says:

    Flat! You win the “mostest bravest” prize!

  144. MotherMoonPads says:

    Flat, why not just sell them to her or remove the ad?

  145. Flat Stainley says:

    Oh, but Redhead, you win the “Ultra Wittiest” prize!! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Now I’ll be checking my email for a response from her all day!!!

  146. DeviateFromTheNorm says:

    Totally serious question: Why the heck WOULDN’T some one ship to AK and HI? It doesn’t cost more, or at least not in my experience, and you can get all the coverage(DC, Insurance, ETC) you can to the continental US.

  147. Flat Stainley says:

    146, she is annoying!
    First she arranged a trade with me, we spent lots of time going back and forth trying to figure something out, THEN when we go to arrange a pick up, she throws at me that she forgot to tell me she lives in Washington! Um… dontchya think that should’ve been mentioned up front?
    Anyways, I told her nicely that I am trying to save a trip to the PO, blah blah blah & she now keeps emailing me. If she was on DS, I’d consider it, but CL? I think I am being targeted for a scam. How many of you would actually sell to someone distant like that off of CL?

  148. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Because people are idiots, Deviate. They operate on assumptions, what other idiots have told them and do not think enough to ask the question of someone who would know.

    Actually, the specific person I am talking about suggests that USPS must cost more to send to Alaska because UPS and Fed Ex costs more. Well, no shit. Ground shipments are not available, but, USPS does not base their rates off of UPS and Fed Ex! It’s ok, she’s still got her stuff and I got a better deal from someone else. I’m happy, and that’s all that matters.

  149. Redhead says:

    OMG FLAT!!! HAHAHAHA!! What did you say?!??

  150. Flat Stainley says:

    I said “Any chance I can get a pic of your belly button?”
    HAHAHAHA! If she goes on DS or reads here at all, she’ll maybe get the joke, but otherwise she might kinda get creeped out. I suppose there is a small chance that she just wanted to trade, but I think I should trust my gut on this one and just not go there.
    So, thanks for the bottle of “creep off”, Redhead!

  151. Redhead says:

    I think I am going to pee myself laughing! I better hook up with Mr Shady to get some adult dipes! LOLOLOL ROFL!

  152. Flat Stainley says:

    I admit it, I nearly peed myself after I sent it! I think you better add extras to your order from Mr. Shady for me too! LOOOoool!

  153. Flat Stainley says:

    FWIW, I did remove the ad, but I hate to list them on DS. I just don’t wanna go there. I did manage to sell the other 4 I had a few weeks prior, though.

  154. Redhead says:

    Have you tried ebay Flat? I am not sure how much they are going for there.. might be worth checking out?

  155. Mommy Grizzly says:

    UGH, Flat! You’ve GOT to figure out how to install Yahoo messenger! This waiting for emails from you is torture!

  156. DocsNemesis says:

    I’ve shipped stuff I sold on CL, but I required that they paid with PP, verified.

    And I swear, the nutters from Washington weren’t me. ๐Ÿ˜› I’ll ship wherever. I’ve shipped to Germany, Italy, New Zealand…I don’t get what the big deal is. Oh and *gasp* Canada!

  157. tat2mommy says:

    This lady’s posts seem weird…and she just posted this now…

  158. smartassmama says:

    Several posts up, on mobile so no numbers, what thread has been closed now?

  159. smartassmama says:

    yeah EVERYthing she/he posts is strange.

  160. tat2mommy says:

    Why oh why is CDN down??! I am dyin here ๐Ÿ˜ฆ this has been happening to me right at 4pm all week….no FAIR!

  161. tat2mommy says:

    162-yea…I was gettin the “male” vibe from some of the posts…

  162. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Dude, I was totally going to stalk some of Shy Violets yarn but her shipping is fucking crazy! It does not cost nearly $10 to send out 8 oz of yarn. If you are going include fees, do it in the COST of the item, don’t price your shit low and then charge crazy shipping. Just looks dishonest, no matter how beautiful your yarn is. I’d pay $50 for 8 oz of her yarn, but I wont pay $40 plus $10 in shipping. If something goes wrong, I only get back the $40. Not cool.

    I got 6 skeins of yarn from an honest seller for under $10 priority with DC, I can’t see paying $10 for 2 skeins for first class!

  163. DocsNemesis says:

    I just got good news! My fiance was supposed to be getting hired on part time, but they just had someone quit (apparently God was calling him. To the unemployment line? Sorry, bad joke…) and as a result, they’re hiring him on full time. And for more than he expected. We’ll still be broke, but not nearly as much so.

  164. DocsNemesis says:

    And wow, yeah…that’s crazy. I refuse to buy from anyone who pads their shipping. It just feels…wrong…

  165. tat2mommy says:

    Ugh…I can’t get on CDN and I need answers! Has anyone here went online to check your credit report/score? If so what site did you use? How much did it cost? I went to and paid the $1 to get my score…but the report isn’t included…and that is what I need most.

  166. Snickerdoodle says:

    I had no idea people were weird about shipping to ALaska!

    Flat you made me laugh out loud. For a while. you HAVE to let us know what the reply is. It would be hilarious if they just sent you a pic of their bellybutton.

    YAY Docs! That is great news! Congratulations! Maybe you could celebrate with some new diapers… ๐Ÿ˜€

  167. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Tat, signs you up for a monthly thing that costs money. You need to cancel that.

    You need to go to that is where you go to get your free credit report from each of the three agencies as provided for by the ruling of the US Federal Government.

  168. tat2mommy says:

    Thanks so much Grizz! Exactly what I needed and FREE you are awesome ๐Ÿ™‚ going to cancel that other now!

  169. Mommy Grizzly says:


  170. Mommy Grizzly says:

    What the hell is Number 3? One is pee, two is poo. I’d think an adult woman would say, “I had to go to the bathroom.”

  171. DocsNemesis says:

    I had a number 14 once. Too much Taco Bell.


  172. melmelly says:

    Good afternoon ladies! It is hotter than Hades here today and I finally belched! Took long enough.

    I might be getting some more Peace Fleece! Then I can make up for where my current stash is lacking.

  173. melmelly says:

    #3 is diarrhea? Really? Well that’s news to me! My brother calls it “pissing out his asshole”; never heard #3 come out of his mouth, or anyone else for that matter. Peanut must have come up with that because of her “heavy” medications.

  174. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Melly, check your email…

  175. Amber says:

    ShyViolet ships from Canada. ๐Ÿ™‚

  176. melmelly says:

    Flat is gonna kill me when she sees what I put on her FB! ๐Ÿ™‚

  177. Mommy Grizzly says:

    But her shipping within Canada costs more than her shipping to the US. Even if she is shipping from Canada, it should not cost that much to get 8 oz of yarn.

    I went to and estimated a large envelope, from CA to the US at 1 lb, which is more than 8 oz plus an envelope, and shipping is STILL less than she’s charging. Don’t buy that as an excuse.

  178. Mommy Grizzly says:

    OMG, a cottage license on a HAT is $200?? Really? You would have to knit/sell like 8-12 of them to pay for the license — and not pay yourself a dime, IF you can get the yarn reasonably. That’s something. For a hat. Wow. Yeah. Ok.

  179. Redhead says:

    Docs & melly, y’all are killing me here! My girls are worried because Mommy is crying from laughing!

  180. norrahsmommy says:

    161- she swooped in and closed the confessions thread. I guess she had to feel like a bigshot since she’s back from babymooning.

  181. Redhead says:

    NOT THE CONFESSIONS THREAD! Funny she wouldn’t moderate it when people were admitting they think about how easy it would be for them to get away with murder..

    Loving the biased moderating, as always! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  182. smartassmama says:

    What the heck? What was said in that thread after 2000+ posts that was that awful?

  183. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Yesterday, 04:37 AM #2345


    Join Date: Apr 2006
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    Re: Confessions Thread
    Ladies, I want to just post real quick and close this thread long enough for those who have been posting or following it to read a gentle reminder I will re-open it later.

    There is a lot of very private and personal information contained in this thread.

    This forum is a public forum and information shared CAN come back to bite you in the butt. I’ve seen cases where a spouse,friend or child shared information online and that information was shared with the person they were upset with.All it takes is someone knowing the party talking and the party being talked about,stumbling across the info and putting things together. In one case, information a women shared online was brought up during her divorce and made things even messier.

    Just want to throw these words of caution out there…
    Last edited by ~happy2Bamommy~; Yesterday at 06:24 AM.

  184. smartassmama says:

    Oh ok, I saw. It’s back open now though.

  185. smartassmama says:

    I think she just liked being post number 2345, wanted to savor it. heehee

  186. Redhead says:

    Ugh. Sometimes I hate my DHs aunt. I just had to throw this out there. Carry on!

  187. DocsNemesis says:

    ooo I got pretty yarn today. Strawberry Fields Forever by Wildflower Whimsy. ๐Ÿ˜€

  188. Mommy Grizzly says:

    I got lots of pretty yarn coming my way too. I need to remind myself that just because it’s pretty does not mean I have to have it.

    Shit, who am I kidding!

  189. Redhead says:

    Grizzly! You’re starting to sound like ME! ๐Ÿ™‚

  190. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Well, I learned from the best! Bet your stash has more pink in it than mine does, though…

  191. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Wanna see my latest stuff, Redhead?

  192. Redhead says:

    sure, you have fb pics?

  193. melmelly says:

    Screw cooking! I am dipping into my change jar for dinner from the taqueria!

  194. Redhead says:

    NVM, found them Grizzly.. drooooool!

    Melly. I made winter squash soup. Then I realized that I had a huge mess to clean up and would much rather had eaten out.

  195. melmelly says:

    It was too hot to cook, or reheat anything. It was 86F in the shade on my front porch at 12:45 today. It was 81F when we left for soccer practice at 3:30. And then 79-80 at 5:15. YIPPEE! It is now down to 75 at 6:45!

  196. Mommy Grizzly says:

    It’s a BALMY 51 degrees right now. Jealous? I know you are!

  197. DocsNemesis says:

    I’m sad. I just came to the realization that with my fiance working nights, I have to cook dinner. GAH! Just pray for me that I don’t burn the house down.

  198. melmelly says:

    Very jealous! We have been sleeping with our bedroom window WIDE open for three nights in a row because it hasn’t gotten below 57, but stayed right around 70 in the house.

    It was so humid today at soccer practice that I am going to need another shower. I feel nasty!

    Grizz, did you get my email with the links to the roving?

  199. Mommy Grizzly says:

    I did. That wasn’t the link that I said wasn’t working. I got it all worked out tho. It was the PF CO link.

    I’m having such issues with my interwebnet it’s farking annoying! I’m not ignoring emails and stuff, I’m cursing while I wait for things to load.

  200. Mommy Grizzly says:

    That roving is beautiful. How are you going to spin it??

    DH said he wants to get me a spinning wheel, I just want to wait until I have a ROOM dedicated to my crafts. The last thing I need is a toddler spinning himself into a skein. Rumpelstiltskin style!

  201. melmelly says:

    Which ever way I can get it to spin! My neighbor lugged all of her spinning stuff over here in Feb, and I haven’t been able to get started because I need to get a piece for it. She hadn’t used it in almost three years, and she knew I was interested, so she is letting me “borrow” it indefinitely.

  202. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Thats cool, lend it to me! Same terms?

  203. smartassmama says:

    Docs, one word: delivery!
    We had pizza tonight because dangit, I’m tired of chicken.

  204. melmelly says:

    Did everyone jump ship for FB tonight?

  205. Mommy Grizzly says:

    That’s where all the cool kids hang out. Saved you a spot, Melly!

  206. Flat Stainley says:

    I am there, but temporarily hijacked for 15 minutes by DD.

  207. melmelly says:

    Yes, Flat. My phone is buzzing and hopping across the desk with all those comments about belly buttons, etc. LOL!!!

  208. Mommy Grizzly says:

    I know, mine is too, Melly!

  209. melmelly says:

    BARF! And now worms! ick

  210. Redhead says:


  211. Mommy Grizzly says:

    I want banana cream pudding pie with bananas in a graham cracker crust. You can keep your worms.

  212. melmelly says:

    I think I need to hurl my fat ass chicken burrito that I had from the taqueria. That was some nasty…

    I’m going to go fold some laundry now If I am needed, send me a message on FB and I will be buzzed thru my phone. LOL

  213. Flat Stainley says:

    Um, I’ve got worms in me! They’re coming out my nose!!! Want to buy my dipes? ๐Ÿ˜€

  214. Redhead says:

    I do Flat!! Will you take a pic of my bellybutton as payment?? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  215. Flat Stainley says:

    Hey! That could be a condo for some of my friends! They’re looking to spread out, ya know.

  216. Flat Stainley says:

    Yep Redhead, but only if you submit it in digital form..Haha. MelMelly, I looked for your post…Did you delete it?

  217. Mommy Grizzly says:

    I know SOMEBODY that likes to EDIT postings… *ahem* LOL!

    I’d have stood by it, BUT, I totally know why you did it and I’m OK with it.

  218. CJ says:

    Holy poop I missed a lot today! Chatty much ladies? ๐Ÿ™‚

    I just caught the comment on Shy Violet’s shipping. Yeah, it does cost more to ship within Canada than from Canada to US. It is ridiculous.

  219. Mommy Grizzly says:

    BUT, CJ, even the shipping you quoted me, in relationship to the oz of yarn, would mean she’s overcharging. When I did a quote on it was over charging by about $3.00. That’s A LOT when you are looking at it being for 8 oz!

  220. CJ says:

    Yeah, 8 oz of yarn to the US would probably be about $7. I wonder if she is then accounting for cost of mailing supplies, gas, etc. I personally roll that into the item cost but I know that a lot of HC vendors put it in with shipping as handling fees. I haven’t read her posts but I wonder if that is what she is doing. Either that or she just grabbed a random number out of the air.

  221. Flat Stainley says:

    Grizzerly, you grew out your claws! I was just trying to buff them a little. I’m sorry if you like them sharp! Ycan still taste the cake and keep your claws clean. He he

  222. melmelly says:

    What post? Where?


    iz confuzzled

  223. Mommy Grizzly says:

    I’ll FB it to you, Melly

  224. Flat Stainley says:

    Just practicing my mad mod skillz..

  225. melmelly says:

    d00d! So completely lost over here, man!

    Yes, I am acting like a ditzy ass surfer dude.

  226. Flat Stainley says:


  227. melmelly says:

    The heat fried my brain cells today! I’m not used to this heat the last few days in September. Maybe last week would have been okay. But now? Nuh uh.

  228. melmelly says:

    Woohoo! I am on a roll now!

  229. smartassmama says:

    I think I missed the worms?

  230. Mommy Grizzly says:

    It’s such a long story. Lemme Cliff notes it for you.

    Flat has a Craigs list stalker. Redhead can’t let go of the weird people on DS that ask about pictures of belly buttons. So to help Flat chase off her stalker, Redhead suggested she ask about belly buttons. Flat did. Redhead posted on her FB about belly buttons. That created giggles all day long for everyone involved. Eventually, belly buttons turned into gross worms because Flats stalker didn’t get scared off with the belly button request. So, now, Redhead likes belly buttons and has worms. She gave the worms to Flat, who put them in the diapers she’s selling and Flats stalker STILL wants them.

    Clear as silt?

  231. chrissyb says:

    Hey Ladies, I know there are a lot of knitting moms here, mind if I pick your brains??? Is selling your knits worth it? I enjoy knitting (especially with pretty yarn!!) and knit pretty well. Except no one here appreciates my knitting, lol. And we don’t use woolies. I have no desire to make a living from knitting, but just a little extra money to spend online, lol. You know, to buy more yarn and such lol. So is it worth it? What sells well? I have no desire to enter the world of custom longies, as that is a whole new type of crazy. just in stock stuff knit at my leisure. And where do you sell? Is it worth getting a HC for selling 2-3 items a month? How do you get to be part of a congo, and is that worth it? Here is my very neglected ravelry page, so you can see I can at least knit, ๐Ÿ˜‰

  232. DocsNemesis says:

    I dunno yet. I’m going to be doing YYMN’s soon, but in the meantime, I’ve just been knitting random little longies out of malabrigo and doing yarn for woolies swaps. I think YYMN is the easiest and most reliable way to go since you never really know who’s going to like what in which size, you know? But, you need to either get a nice gallery of your work-or-do testing. Or both.

    I do think there’s still a market for knitters, you just have to show that you’re good. There’s so many people looking for knitters for this and that though, and the customs lists are insane for some knitters. I think the most important thing is just that you enjoy it though. I lerrrrve knitting, if I earn any money, its just an added bonus. ๐Ÿ™‚

  233. melmelly says:

    Fisher-Price recall ^^. Passing the word along. This is the first recalled item we have had in four years! The last thing we had was the Thomas train stuff with the lead red and yellow paints, back in 2006.

  234. werd says:

    I’m a lurker now, but just wanted to say that I love reading your banter back and forth with each other, its funny!

  235. melmelly says:

    Werd, it’s the drought of drama. It is bringing out the sillies!

  236. Redhead says:

    Grizzly, your cliff notes get you an A+ and a package of nightcrawlers from the bait shop with a gold-plated diaper sticker on top. ๐Ÿ™‚

  237. melmelly says:

    Toss in some Power Bait too! That way it will attract more!

  238. Flat Stainley says:

    Going to the pool today! I hope I don’t lose my little wrigglers!

  239. Mommy Grizzly says:

    *bowing* Thank you, thank you!

    I had to leave out somebody’s need to POWER MOD and a few other tid bits that would have just confused the masses even more.

    I went to bed last night thinking, “Man, I love my little circle of cackling women!”

  240. melmelly says:

    I don’t cackle…I howl!

  241. Mommy Grizzly says:


    Knitting is awesome, knitting for profit is not so much. I’m not saying you cannot make money, but, the profit is really staying out of the world of customs. You get a picky customer and you could knit and reknit your income per stitch down to nothing. Like, there is a super cute hat, (I mentioned it yesterday, in one of my vents) but the lady is selling them for $60-70 each. Now, she is using very high quality yarn, but most people don’t care THAT much about $50 yarn that goes into a hat that is only sized for a 3 month period in a kids life. I have no real issue spending money but I don’t even spend that kind of money on a skein of yarn for myself much less pay more than that to have something like that knitted for an infant, you know?

    Your biggest market will be in getting something that you ENJOY knitting, offer a few different customizations and (maybe a tunic with the options of pockets, ruffles, matching hair/head bands) where you can do the main object and keep it in stock, and add other things to the order as necessary to please the customer. You need either your own pattern or a free per use/sale pattern or you will be in debt before you even start business. HC costs $5 a month or $2.50 for a half a month. It’s up to you if you want to spend that much to sell a couple of items.

  242. Mommy Grizzly says:

    I ROAR!

  243. melmelly says:

    It’s a long story about the howling! Cliff’s Notes: we rented these cabins when I was a kid near Crater Lake. It was usually in late Feb/early Mar when there was still snow. One year it was a full moon and there were wolves on the other side of the lake we were staying at. They were howling like crazy! My aunt had been drinking, and so she decided to howl. A few hours later the howling was A LOT closer! There was one coyote right across from the cabin I was in. Scared the crap out of us. But when we get together and have fun camping, we howl if the moon is up.

  244. chrissyb says:

    Thanks for those that responded! I definatly am not looking to make a killing, just keep myself occupied, and make a few bucks to buy more yarn. I really have no interest in customs for the reason mamagrizzly pointed out. I did a swap, knitting some longies for a carrier I wanted, and it turned into a total pain in the ass that took almost 6 months to finish. I have no desire to do that. I have a liscence free longie pattern that I love, I thought I might knit up to the cuff, then offer to customize with inseam length and cuff option? And I like to do small stuff like hats and mittens, no patterns needed there! Scarves and adult hats are nice too, but doesn anyone buy them?

  245. Mommy Grizzly says:

    even people with just minimal knitting skills can knit a standard scarf, so, whatever you do, just make sure it’s unique enough that it “pops!” Your best bet is going to be in knitting for a few months and getting a bit of a stash together, then getting a HC for a month or so to sell them, then closing it, knitting again… Link to a Facebook if you want to keep them up for longer. It will save you the HC fee. The biggest advise I can offer is keeping your head low so you don’t get yourself considered a “business” which requires licenses, taxes and stuff which will completely eliminate any money you make for the first while.

  246. chrissyb says:

    Oh, good point. Hmm, I like that idea, knit up a bunch of stuff then sell it. I don’t plan on being big time. If my kids (or I for that matter) wore hand knits I could knit for us. I love yarn though, lol. And I love the process of knitting =) Now that winter is coming I will have more indoor time on my hands. Thanks much!

  247. DocsNemesis says:

    Yeah me too! I can’t bring myself to make the older kids more than hats though. I mean, if I spent hours and hours knitting up a beautiful sweater and then they lost it or stained it or tore a big hole in it, I’d cry. I do have one little bugger to knit for though and I love that. I just don’t have the money to buy more yarn to knit stuff for her!

    Oh also, since you already have a pattern you like it doesn’t really matter, but cottage licensing for EviePants is cheap. Its $25 for a lifetime and her pattern is really nice ๐Ÿ™‚

  248. Redhead says:

    I don’t know, AJ. But it seems kinda odd that she says she can’t do anything about it or won’t give details. I know there is an “no outing” rule, but something that big could be spoken about cautiously.. like “Oh, Someone bought $1500 worth of diapers and then did a charge-back on their CC after I shipped..” KWIM?
    Maybe it is just a marketing scheme. “Buy my dipes because I wasn’t really scammed but I need $$$$$ RIGHT NOW and all you mamas will fall for this if it seems saddening and unfair”

  249. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Who on earth does not have an inner scamdar beeping ad nauseam when that many dollars are involved??? I mean, really? That’s crazy!

  250. DocsNemesis says:

    I just can’t see losing that much money and having zero recourse…

  251. rainbow says:

    Hmmmmm. So, based on the fact that Tiffany has been having issues lately, and that Steph (VinhThiMom) has posted threads on putting limits on when friends can contact her, does anyone get the impression that Tiffany is actually talking about Steph in this thread? I know that Steph has responded to it and all, but it still strikes me as… strange somehow.

  252. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Sounds to me like Steph answered Tiff in an indirect way. That’s a pretty specific example to just pull out of thin air. IDK. Hmm.

  253. iken says:

    I can see this going downhill pretty fast. Who does a puff test on PUL?

  254. rainbow says:

    Grizzly, that’s kinda what I was thinking too. And IIRC, the two of them did meet up this summer.

  255. DocsNemesis says:

    259-I almost posted that the other day, lol. I dunno, I wouldn’t think of that as the first method I’d chose to check the PUL out. Ewwww.

  256. Mommy Grizzly says:

    I read some of Tiffany’s drama. Holy shit! Seriously, I’m not saying she’s a drama queen, but, I’ve lived a long time without THAT kind of drama. I would totally not fault Steph for her position. It’s essentially saying, “we can be friends, but, I can’t let you and your drama bring my family down!” And it’s really a good philosophy.

  257. rainbow says:

    Yes, poor Tiff has had a really bad year. Bad, and filled with drama. I wouldn’t fault Steph either if that is what was going on. Especially after Tiff’s whole “I am stopping all 756 medications that I am taking cold turkey” confession. Which was just scary.

  258. Redhead says:

    I wonder if Tiff will be Steph’s new stalker/drama friend? Kinda like Willow did to CDMP.

  259. Mommy Grizzly says:

    OMG, I was totally just thinking that but I wasn’t sure that I should bring it up. Great redheads think alike!!

  260. Snickerdoodle says:

    Tiffany reminds me of my mom. *except without the lesbian part*

    I feel bad for her and I thought that thread was kind of weird. I just figured Steph is her friend and knows more about what is going on then I did.

  261. Flat Stainley says:

    The Puff test!” Bwahahaha!
    That’s like doing the “lick test” around the rim of a toilet seat to see if it is clean enough to sit on! OMG! I’m going to barf. :O =.
    Unless you all know something I don’t about Tiffany & Steph, I’d say that is reading into things too far.

  262. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Flat, several other posts have discussed Steph meeting people and things going a bit personally… I’m not saying one way or another, because as long as they are all consenting adults, it’s none of my business.

  263. rainbow says:

    I could totally be reading something into it that isn’t there. It’s just that that particular thread, when seen as the end of a bunch of posts over the past few months, seemed strange somehow.

  264. Flat Stainley says:

    Personally, as in Steph is a swinger or something? :/

  265. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Nobody has actually said and I’m not putting words into anybodies mouth. They just suggested that things turned personal. For all I know, that means she told them super emotional secrets.

  266. Flat Stainley says:

    okay, thanks for clarifying that!

  267. iken says:

    Who has the most woolies? It might be this mama. My jaw dropped!

  268. Mommy Grizzly says:

    I hope for her wallets sake that she knits for herself. Even just in wool costs that’s a LOT of dollars. I can tell, none of my kids have that many pants of any kind.

  269. Berserk Llama Sydrome says:

    So I know we aren’t supposed to copy and past from SS so I’ll just point you all over there to the thread mentioned above.

  270. Berserk Llama Syndrome says:

    So I know we arenโ€™t supposed to copy and past from SS so Iโ€™ll just point you all over there to the thread mentioned above.

  271. Redhead says:

    dang, I can’t see it.. *tears pouring* ๐Ÿ˜‰

  272. Mommy Grizzly says:

    I’ll fill you in on FB if it’s good, Redhead.

  273. Redhead says:

    I knew I can count on my rehead DODS buds! ๐Ÿ˜€

  274. Berserk Llama Syndrome says:

    When are you unbanned Redhead?

  275. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Holy shitola. Redhead, RUN to FB!

  276. DSDM2 says:

    Tiffany is a loon, and by that I mean someone who very much needs mental help, or committed again. She was featured here before, and made a fool of herself.

  277. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Hey there DSDM2! Haven’t seen you around these parts much. Hope you are well!

  278. DSDM2 says:

    Things are peachy ๐Ÿ˜‰ I just haven’t had much to say lately!

  279. Berserk Llama Syndrome says:

    DSDM2 sorry about the double post/typo earlier. I also see a typo in my post that made it. I was in a hurry! I wanted to make sure someone saw it before it went poof. Although I see it has been quoted now.

  280. Stephanie says:

    Here’s what I posted on her thread, and I stand by it. And yes, she’s talking about me (VinhThiMom/chrisnsteph1022)
    So let’s put the whole story out there. You have a friend. You visited her and had sex with her. For her, it was just sex, nothing more. For you, it was an instant emotional connection. You got needy, she wanted space. You freaked out. She gave you another chance, but set firm boundaries. You complained about the boundaries and accused her of being a bad friend because of them. You pushed her away, then asked for another chance. Repeat ad nauseum. She doesn’t want to initiate contact because she doesn’t feel the need to chat But she doesn’t have a problem replying when you initiate. You feel the need to talk daily, so you’re the initiator 95% of the time. Then you get hurt and post a twisted version of the story online to get pats on the head and people telling you she doesn’t deserve you. She doesn’t want to see you IRL again because she’s afraid you’ll get too attached again and you’ll get hurt. She cares about you and doesn’t want to hurt you. She wants to be there for you but cannot be everything you obviously want from her.

    Just my two cents.

  281. DSDM2 says:

    Berserk Llama Syndrome, don’t worry about it. Shit happens.

  282. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Yeah, that was a good catch, Llama.

  283. Redhead says:

    280- January of ’11.

  284. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Dude, Steph, we have no judgements here. We were pointing out that Tiff is a loon and you got stuck with her drama. Please take our comments as they were intended, without judgement towards you. We were just guessing, but, IMO, you are making a good call.

  285. Berserk Llama Syndrome says:

    290 Dang! I never ever post but I found myself agreeing with you frequently.

  286. DSDM2 says:

    I agree with Grizz. Good call with getting rid of her, I wouldn’t want that kind of crazy around my kids or family.

  287. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Well, Loony Llama, now you can come here to agree with her. She rocks!

  288. Redhead says:

    I pretty much DO rock. Even when I get my bellybutton fetish on, yo! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  289. Stephanie says:

    I wasn’t even trying to get rid of her. I just wanted less-constant contact. It was consuming me, emotionally.

  290. Mommy Grizzly says:

    I dont think we mean never speak to her again, just not bringing her back into your real life is a good choice.

    It’s never a good thing to feel like someone is smothering you and if it’s within your power to distance yourself from them, it’s almost ALWAYS a good choice to do so.

  291. Redhead says:

    Flat and I have started a new business on how to get rid of stalkers. For only $9.99 per month, we will supply you with a list of creepy nonsense phrases to scare away even the worst of stalkers. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  292. Mommy Grizzly says:

    AND if THAT doesn’t work, for costs and travel expenses, I’ll find them and EAT them! Picture proof is additional.

  293. rainbow says:

    So I *was* right. I’m with Grizzly, Steph. Absolutely NO judgements here whatsoever. It just seemed to me like Tiff kept starting threads that were obviously about you without naming any names, and I couldn’t figure out why in heavens she’d pretend they were generalities and take them to DS where she knew you’d be reading them. Tiff really needs help, IMO, and if she’s not willing to get it then you’re right to distance yourself.

  294. rainbow says:

    Aaaaaand – it’s removed for mod review.

  295. Redhead says:

    Steph, in all seriousness, she doesn’t happen to know where you live or anything, does she? Because I would be kinda scared with her knowing where my house is…

  296. Berserk Llama Syndrome says:

    I was lurking when she made the blog the first time and have always kept that in mind when reading her posts. Steph I am sorry that you got tangled up with her.

  297. Mommy Grizzly says:

    I still have it up. IDK how to screen shot.

  298. Stephanie says:

    I do care about her and her daughter, and I don’t want to just abandon her. I’m too nice sometimes. *sigh*

  299. Stephanie says:

    Redhead, yes, she knows where I live. She drove 10 hours to come stay with me for a week in July.

  300. Redhead says:

    Mommy Grizz.. press the prnt scrn button on your keyboard, paste it into ms paint or something and save.

  301. Mommy Grizzly says:

    I think I will just email it to myself, My MacBook still doesn’t have a WP program on it. Damn it!

  302. Mommy Grizzly says:

    That worked perfect. Even got the ads!

  303. rainbow says:

    Steph, do you know if she’s actually taking her meds right now? So sorry that you’ve been caught up in this.

  304. Stephanie says:

    As far as I know, she’s taking her meds again. I called her psychiatrist and left her a message when she went off them.

  305. rainbow says:

    Yes, I saw that thread too. My heart hurts for you and your family, and for Tiff and her daughter. All of this seems really hard. It makes me feel like she’s giving lesbians a bad reputation by acting this way.

  306. Snickerdoodle says:

    Gah! I should never have posted on her thread. I should have known there was more to the other side of the story with that one! Sorry Stephanie for being one of the head patters. I didn’t know.

    I can’t believe she would make a thread on DS so you could read it. That is just weird IMO.

    It does seem like a really hard situation for everyone involved. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  307. Stephanie says:

    That’s her MO. She gets upset with me, posts a passive-aggressive comment or thread on DS, says she’s sorry, repeat. If you get bored, just check out the confessions thread. She mainly uses that to do it. And my one thread about saying when a friend could contact me was done solely for that reason-to show her what she’s doing and how it feels. She didn’t get it. She really is a good person deep down and I care about her. I just wish there wasn’t so much drama.

  308. Flat Stainley says:

    No judging here. I know how sex can complicate things to the umteenth degree, never mind CL stalkers! $9.99 a month is really a good deal, eh Redhead? At least we don’t have high overhead, lol. Wit comes in great abundance, I’d say. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  309. melmelly says:

    And for $14.99 a month, you can get a photo MONTAGE of belly buttons to scare off those stalkers!

  310. Redhead says:

    I am so signing up for this! What a deal!

  311. Flat Stainley says:

    Who knew a belly button montage could be so useful?

  312. melmelly says:

    Did you use MONTAGE today, Flat?

  313. Flat Stainley says:

    I sure did! I haz teh smartz now!

  314. Kirsty says:

    Re: Shy Violet shipping-
    I just shipped 17 ozs (4x4oz + 2x2oz) from Alberta to Nova Scotia for just over $13 CANADIAN dollars so yes, I believe that shipping 8ozs for $13 US dollars is excessive.

    Pardon my interruption- As you were.

  315. mom2js says:

    Wow I’m way behind.
    173 I just got done reading that thread, and I’m wondering WHY would anyone post a whole new thread to discuss their potty habits?! Just weird! OK now back to reading this blog….

  316. DocsNemesis says:

    Hmm…is worsted gaia just as pilly as bulky gaia? Someone’s got some yumminess tempting me but I’ve never worked with worsted gaia.

  317. Flat Stainley says:

    Just when I think I haz the smartz, I find out I actually just got a little extra stoopid.

  318. Mommy Grizzly says:

    You don’t have the special kind of stoopid some people do. Don’t feel bad, Flat, getting old is hard. ๐Ÿ˜€

  319. melmelly says:


    Just trying something

  320. melmelly says:

    Damn! I was trying to see if the cow would work

  321. Flat Stainley says:


  322. Flat Stainley says:

    Bawk Bawk Brigooookkk!

  323. norrahsmommy says:

    catching up here…
    lolz bellybutton montage and only 14.99! What a DEAL!!!

    *Peanut*, oh *Peanut* why did you feel the need to share your bathroom habits?! and that dress is really a shirt, just admit it and move on. I thought you YAGE’d many moons ago, guess that wasn’t dramariffic enough so you had to come on back for some more…

    Steph- I agree that boundaries are a good thing when dealing with the psycho-stalkerish types… sorry you have to deal with that drama.

  324. norrahsmommy says:

    my monster is befitting enough this morning…woke up at 4am and can’t go back to sleep- good thing I don’t have to work tonight or I’d be screwed.

    Does it take anyone else several minutes of typing before their words show up or is it just me?

  325. DSDM2 says:

    I’m noticing it for everyone. Give it a day or two to see if it regulates, if not, I will contact WP again.

  326. norrahsmommy says:


    And yeah I just read the ENTIRE Tiffany thread all 1000+ posts of it…so yeah I’m signing off because I spent the last how many hours just reading all the craziness lol

  327. Syrinx says:

    Why is anyone surprised that someone who is emotionally troubled, at a vulnerable point in her life, and who has stated that sex is an emotional thing for her would have a hard time dealing with a friend who had casual sex with her and then expects them to just be friends?

  328. Snickerdoodle says:

    334- I think you make a good point.

  329. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Sometimes, it’s easy to talk yourself into thinking distance can make all the difference.

    Steph and Tiff are 10 hours apart, I can bet that when it happened Steph did not plan on Tiff becoming her long distance girlfriend which is what Tiff suggests/implies she wants from Steph.

    Regardless, it was not Steph asking how to get rid of Tiff, it was Tiff asking for ass pats because Steph doesn’t give her enough attention. The sex thing aside, Tiff should not, in any realistic sense of the word, be that demanding of attention from someone who is just a friend. I don’t talk to anybody in my FAMILY as often as Tiff was contacting Steph. Life just gets busy, so we catch up when we can. Tiff needs the multi-times a day contact, not Steph, so of course she should be the one to initiate it. That was one of her chief complaints, that she always initiates contact.

    Really, the sex thing was amusing drama for us, but it is almost a non issue in giving advise to the asker – Tiff asking if she should stop contacting Steph. From reading Tiffs post history, she wont ever really STOP contacting Steph, because it would seriously decrease the attention she gets from DS mamas and from Steph directly and I’m assuming, complaining about it to her friends locally. Tiff has some serious issues with attention seeking behavior.

  330. Snickerdoodle says:

    Mommy Grizzly also makes good points. I think it’s an issue with many sides.

  331. Redhead says:

    My issue with this whole thing is most everyone with half a brain knows Tiffany is slightly- if not completely- “off”.
    We have known it for a long time. I’m not sure when this whole friendly-sex-meeting took place (and I don’t NEED to know), but I am just surprised that Steph (who seemed to be pretty-much on the level) would have gone that far with someone who doesn’t seem to be in her right mind a lot of times.
    No doubt everyone makes mistakes, I have made my own share of stupid decisions. Just, I really have no pity for either party here.

    I DO think severing ties is a good thing. IMO, Steph saying she still cares for Tiffany is only going to make Tiffany try harder to re-establish connections with her and get more dramafied when it doesn’t work.

    I feel like I am discussing todays Guiding Light episode or something.. WOW!

  332. Syrinx says:

    336. I think that since all of this drama began after the meeting (and sex), it’s safe to assume that it was the said meeting and consummation of firendship that lead to the dramarific behavior.
    338. Egzackitaly.

    If this was a guy who had slept with someone after a huge breakup and then said he just wanted to be friends, we would be saying he took advantage of the situation.

    Either way, the situation has obviously gotten out of hand. I had been thinking something was going on between these two friends but couldn’t figure out why it was so intense. I think they both need to run far away from each other.

  333. Kimbella says:

    Softbums $1500 scam update from SFF:

    “They are actually in mediation so this thread can’t stay up. There are two sides and I am helping them both out right now.”

  334. melmelly says:

    Well that should be interesting!

  335. Stephanie says:

    “No doubt everyone makes mistakes”
    You’re right about that. I wasn’t thinking and didn’t realize sex was so emotional for her. It was a selfish mistake and I do know that now. We should’ve discussed it more beforehand to make sure we were on the same page, but we did not. Now we both have to live with the consequences.

  336. Snickerdoodle says:

    340- I was wondering what was going on with that. So that means that it was a transaction on DS then right? for 1500 Dollars! And there are two sides? I just can’t imagine.

    342- Its an unfortunate situation that I think happens a lot between people. I just saw that the would you be friends thread is not going to be coming back.

    Oh and I don’t know if I will EVER be bored enough or have the time to read through that massive confessions thread! wow! I will keep it mind if the opportunity arises though.

  337. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Cookie, why are you not on my FB?

  338. Redhead says:

    yeah, and on mine too! Join the dark side of FB with us.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  339. DocsNemesis says:

    Me tew! Moar frands! ๐Ÿ˜€

  340. Flat Stainley says:

    I joined the dark side! It took me a while, but ah hayuv seen thee lahght! What a glorious thing it is! Now, my lunch break is over and I must go back to my dungeon of slavery. :thinking of you all!: hug, kiss!

  341. DSDM2 says:

    Wasn’t her breakup like a year ago? I know people who have had spouses die and meet someone new in that amount of time.

    I would assume they talked about what it would mean if they slept together. I can’t see a happily married mom of 2 running across the country to live with a crazy lesbian.

  342. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Amen, DSDM2!

    And with Tiff under medical treatment and on medication, I’d be hopeful that her treatments were working enough to make a mature decision like what happens if 2 consensual adults have sex and how it will affect their friendship.

    Sometimes, you just can’t see crazy until crazy attacks you. I think that’s what Steph has run into. Obviously, this opinion is contingent upon WHEN the sex happened. Honestly, I don’t want to know the timeline, though. Ugh.

  343. Snickerdoodle says:

    There is a dark side of FB? Huh and all this time I have been using it to give grandparents updates on their grandkids.

    I see now I have clearly been in error. I am ready to join the dark side.

    Where do I find you guys?

    Of course then won’t my super secret yummalicious identity be revealed?!!

  344. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Ok, Cookie… are you on Rav?

  345. Snickerdoodle says:

    Yup I am actually. ๐Ÿ™‚

  346. Mommy Grizzly says:

    RogueBruin on Rav will give you the key to the darkside.

  347. Snickerdoodle says:

    I added you to my friends. ๐Ÿ™‚ Actually you are my only friend, I haven’t been on ravelry very long. Am I missing some other obvious key?

    *cookie not so bright sometimes*

  348. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Check your Rav messages now.

  349. Snickerdoodle says:

    Disregard above post. The lightbulb got turned on. ๐Ÿ™‚

  350. melmelly says:

    Darn! I missed Flat on here! But I see my favorite Grizz!

  351. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Yeah, Flat is a working woman… while I am a woman of leisure! or, some other way of justifying staying home…

  352. melmelly says:

    I wonder where that yarnaholic has gone to? My eyeballs are rolling around so much without her around.

  353. melmelly says:


  354. Mommy Grizzly says:

    She’s out robbing bees for their honey.

  355. mmspirit7 says:

    Not sure if you ladies know or want to but I am happy and want to share. I had my baby on WED. and it was a boy (I was wrong i so thought he was going to be a she) and he was 9 5 and 22 1/2 inches long. We have named him Wolfe Ulick…he father loves his name and I have to say I do too.

  356. Snickerdoodle says:

    Congratulations! Wow that is a big boy! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the name. ๐Ÿ™‚

  357. mmspirit7 says:

    Thank you

  358. sourpatchbabe says:

    Dang you guys are way too quick for me!

    Redhead/Flat, can I work for you guys? I am oh so very good at coming up with nonsensical phrases to give to scammers. Here’s a sample of my resume:

    Radicchio, romaine, iceberg! My God, they have every kind of lettuce at the salad bar!

    AHHH! That was no taxicab! It was a spy pig!

    Squeeze my tummy, I can feel the caca moving.

    mommy, my caca is talking to me!

    and my personal favorite,

    you floating sack of poo!

  359. Redhead says:

    You forgot “doody head” Sourpatch! And yes, I am sure Flat is totally on board with you working for us. We love new faces and new phrases. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  360. sourpatchbabe says:

    You lint licking doody headed baboon!

  361. sourpatchbabe says:

    And I forgot to say, most of those phrases were said by one of my kids at one time or another. With kids as crazy as mine, the nonsensical phrase gravy train will never end.

  362. Snickerdoodle says:

    Is it BELLY BUTTONS you are licking the lint out of?

  363. DocsNemesis says:

    mmm belly button lint.

  364. DocsNemesis says:

    I think I need to learn to magic loop, these tiny circulars are killing my hands.

  365. Mommy Grizzly says:

    My new sewing Viking is sitting in the back of my truck. I can’t wait to play with it!!

  366. Redhead says:

    oh, congrats Mmspirit!

  367. sourpatchbabe says:

    369, is there any other kind of lint?

  368. Redhead says:

    Magic Loop is so easy!

  369. Mommy Grizzly says:

    I agree with Redhead. I think a lot of knitters make a big deal about magic loop but it’s really a simple operation.

    Though, some people just can’t grasp simple concepts, so…

  370. melmelly says:


    Low blood sugar. Waiting for dinner to finish up.

  371. Mommy Grizzly says:

    We are having chimichangas with melted white cheddar, red leaf lettuce and mango salsa for dinner, with a side of refried beans and warmed chips.

    For a snack, DH and I are eating smoked oysters, cheese and crackers and he gets wine.

  372. melmelly says:

    Well shoooot! You are having a much better dinner than me! My “dinner” is Taco Bell!

    I really want another tattoo!

  373. Mommy Grizzly says:

    I bet my boyfriend could do it, and it might even be centered!

  374. melmelly says:

    Hot damn, Grizz! You have your DH and a boytoy? Will you share him with me when I come up?

  375. Mommy Grizzly says:

    I have a professional tattoo artist, that one on that link I showed you with my leg? He rocks. He’s in NY, though.

  376. Redhead says:

    We just had taco bell

  377. MotherMoonPads says:

    Why must you all talk about food? I am in food hell right now. (I’ll spare you that rant though).

    Congrats again Mspirit ๐Ÿ™‚ He’s a handsome little guy!

  378. Flat Stainley says:

    Congratulations Mspirit!
    Sourpatch, you are hired! Are you on FB???
    I has a new cookie! ๐Ÿ˜€
    And we’re having pancakes for dinner. Nummy!

  379. Redhead says:

    I didn’t really have Taco Bell.. because it is barf-ola!
    We had fried chicken and ‘taters!.. and some oatmeal choco chip cookies.. nom nom nom

    Pancakes for dinner are so YUMMY

  380. Mommy Grizzly says:

    I like sourdough pancakes with low country cranberries. OMG, TDF!

  381. Redhead says:

    Have you ever made pancakes with Amish Friendship bread batter? Now that is TASTY!

  382. Mommy Grizzly says:

    I’m Catholic, not Amish, but I am your friend so make/send me some! I know it’s one of those mix chain mail things, but I have never been around a circle that spread it.

  383. MotherMoonPads says:

    Pancakes & applesauce sound heavenly right now.

  384. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Can you make pancakes without milk protein? Dear GOD, IDK how you are doing it. Seriously, so hard, I can only imagine!

  385. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Redhead, I’m balling the Olivia LT. Neener neener!

  386. Redhead says:

    It might be a dangerous exploding gas by the time it reached you, Grizz! I will send you a recipe on FB

  387. DocsNemesis says:

    My fiance does my tattoos. Its cheap, I just owe him cuddles. I’ve done 6 on him too. Hehe.

  388. Mommy Grizzly says:

    That’s cool that you let him tattoo you. I like my tattoos to look professional.

  389. melmelly says:

    I agree, Grizz. I am going to be so picky about my tattoo, and the person who does it. I am going to be investing a lot of time and money into it, and a lot of skin, so I can’t just let anybody do it. KWIM?

  390. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Every single person I come into contact with for the rest of my life will see my ink. I don’t want to go the cheap way out, I don’t roll like that with anything in my life, but most of all the shit that gets permanently set into my skin!

  391. Redhead says:

    I just go the pain free method and paint myself green.

  392. Flat Stainley says:

    I agree woith Griz. DH and I are going to get tatoos and I’ve put it off until I really know what I want. No sense in rushing into something that I might not like later. My ex GF had about 10 tats when we broke up, and a few of them, I just shook my head. Like a spiderweb on her elbow? crazy! Some people would come up to her and say “SO, who did you murder?” b/c supposedly that was what an elbow web symbolized. :O

  393. Redhead says:

    maybe I will get a spider web around my belly button..

  394. melmelly says:


  395. Mommy Grizzly says:

    I should get a 28 week old fetus tattooed on my belly!

  396. melmelly says:

    DO IT! I dare you!

  397. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Fark that! LOL!

  398. melmelly says:

    Ah hell. Who am I kidding! I am a good artist, so I am sure I could do it in Feb when I come up. That’s plenty of time to practice between now and then, right?

  399. Flat Stainley says:

    I know what I want!
    A spiderweb around my girly bits.

  400. melmelly says:

    OUCH! Mudder effer!

  401. Mommy Grizzly says:

    I used to work in the shop I got most of my work done at in NY. Seriously, I cant even tell you how many girls had ink on their girly parts. Really popular was a little guy with a lawn mower and a mouse coming out of the “hole”.

    Oh, and lots of people getting homemade tattoos covered up.

  402. melmelly says:

    Totally OT, but I watched a video on YouTube three hours ago and it only had 323 views. It is now up to 1645! Going viral folks! That’s the way we Ducks roll!

  403. Mommy Grizzly says:

    le honk

  404. melmelly says:

    No, Return of the Quack!

  405. Redhead says:

    You know, you could go find Reb’sMommy’s DH and have him give you some ink.. maybe he’d do a nice one of Hitler or a swastika for ya!

  406. melmelly says:

    quack, quack, quack…

  407. melmelly says:

    Fuck that shit! I would just go with DH to work and have one of the inmates in his unit do it!

  408. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Charlie style, right? I’m good with my God given forehead!

  409. Redhead says:

    Yeah, I was gonna say you may have to look for him behind bars..

  410. melmelly says:

    He was actually there for awhile when I was in HS. He had the whole unit to himself.

  411. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Redhead, I got Olivia LT and trim balled up and every wrap of that ball, I fell more and more in love. I can’t wait to show you how it looks knitted up. I think it’s going to be belly critters welcome home outfit!

  412. Redhead says:

    it is so beautiful! I can’t wait to see what it looks like knitted!

  413. Snickerdoodle says:

    Yay cookies for all! Except Docs has no cookie. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Docs do you want a cookie? ๐Ÿ™‚

    I think tattoos are so cool but I can think of nothing I like well enough to permanently ink on my body. And believe me I have tried to think of something! ๐Ÿ™‚

  414. Flat Stainley says:

    I really want a tree of life across my chest in henna style.

  415. melmelly says:

    I am going to have a cherry blossom tree start on my left shoulder blade and have it wrap over my shoulder a little, and then become a 1/4 to 1/2 sleeve on branches and blossoms. It’s a long story, but it is about DS#2’s twin that I miscarried at the end of my first trimester/beginning of my second.

  416. melmelly says:

    When I got my butterfly done, the tattoo artist wanted to put it on my boob! She said it was small enough to still look good. Ick. My DH, then DF, looked at me and shook his head no. The only people I knew with bewb tattoo’s were some trashy women here in town.

    Dang! That was almost 12 years ago!

  417. Mommy Grizzly says:

    I got my first tattoo 11 years ago, and because I choose great artists that use quality ink, every single one of them looks brand new. I have none on my bewbs.

  418. Redhead says:

    The only body modifications I have are pierced ears. I wanna get a nose ring but DH isn’t on board with that yet.

    I rarely wear jewelry anyway so it isn’t that big of a deal.

  419. lil'mama says:

    I went to get an ankle tattoo last summer and got my nose pierced instead. I don’t think I can commit to the long-termness of ink. Also, my mom and older sister both have multiple tats they had done when in the midst of psychotic episodes so that turns me off a little. lol I know plenty of normal, sane people get tattoos but when crazy people are all like “Isn’t it so awesome?!? And it’s sooo me!!” and you’re like, yeah, you this week….

    Maybe I’m just afraid of commitment. I write on my self with Sharpies. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  420. DocsNemesis says:

    395-actually he does better work than half the professionals I’ve seen. He hasn’t been doing it for long, but he’s done a lot-and he’s got a natural talent there. Me on the other hand…er….lets just say I need a lot more practice, haha.

    Having said that, I’d definitely see a pro if I was getting shading done. He’s had almost no practice with shading and neither one of us feels comfortable with him doing it. I mostly like black work anyway though, so its handy ๐Ÿ˜€

  421. Snickerdoodle says:

    oh oh oh! I have Piercings! ๐Ÿ˜€ for some reason I can tell myself that I can remove a piercing and eventually it won’t show. I don’t have anything exciting pierced though. Just nose, BELLY BUTTON, and tongue. And the nose hasn’t been in for a long time since I don’t want my toddler to rip it out!

    I think for a tattoo something to do with my children is the one thing I can see permanently on my body. Since they are permanently part of me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  422. Mommy Grizzly says:

    I got the best advice when I was like 15… a RN with a BAD tat said, “Think about it really hard, then wait 10 years. If you still want it then, you might not regret it!”

    I can’t even tell you how many people showed up in the shop and said, “I have $65, what tattoo will it get me?”

    Really? You can gimme your $65 and I’ll hit you with a baseball bat. I promise, you’ll feel better in the morning.

  423. Flat Stainley says:

    I had my bewbies peirced. I took the rings out and let them grow shut though.

  424. Flat Stainley says:


  425. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Docs, you can buy tattoo machines off ebay. Someone opening a shop and charging for tattoos, does not a professional tattoo artist make.

    But, hey, it’s your body and you’re choice. I’m just sayin, don’t knock me for thinking it’s a stupid choice.

  426. Mommy Grizzly says:

    I’ve had lots of piercings too, including my bewbies. I took them out when I was over that phase.

  427. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Oh, and, how can he be better than most professionals when he can’t shade? I don’t know a SINGLE professional tattoo artist that says, “Ok, I’ll line your piece but you’ll have to go somewhere else to get it colored in cause I don’t know how.”

    Though, I mean, what do I know, I’ve only been at MAJOR conventions and won AWARDS for my tattoos, on behalf of my artist.

  428. melmelly says:

    What about sterilization at home? That would really worry me.

  429. Redhead says:

    oh!! Did any of you see the pic of the girl who had Hello Kitty cut into her leg? That was freaky!

  430. Flat Stainley says:

    My ex’s father tattooed himself on the wrist with indian ink. His father took him and cut it out! He had a nearly 1/2 inch deep scar after that. MEAN!

  431. Mommy Grizzly says:

    That’s some shit, though, that’s one way to get a tattoo removed.

  432. Mommy Grizzly says:

    I teach my kids to cut each other with box cutters. Train ’em young, get ’em good before they are too old to teach right!

  433. Flat Stainley says:

    No doubt. That was back when that kind of stuff wasn’t considered to be abuse though, even if it was extreme and totally uncalled for. I am sure that scar caused way more emotional pain than leaving his GF’s name on there would have.

  434. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Scars a much more permanent than silly tattoos.

  435. Snickerdoodle says:

    All right you crazy, carving, tattooing, bewbie piercing ladies. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m out, it is way past my bedtime.

    Nightie night.

  436. Flat Stainley says:


  437. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Night time nibble, Cookie. Crumb you tomorrow!

  438. sourpatchbabe says:

    Dang, I can’t haz any sort of piercings on my body. It literally rejects any and all foreign objects introduced to it, seriously. I had to re-re pierce my earlobes at least 10 times in the same spot to get the holes to stay. I can’t wear gold/silver/platinum/stainless steel/anything for more than a few hours without my ears getting all hot and bothered. If I’m too tired and forget to take off the earrings at night I wake up with the ears infected. I tried piercing my belly button but my body literally pushed the ring out and I was left with an icky scar on it. I can’t even consider a tattoo since I can only imagine what my body might do to it. I imagine something like a horror movie where my skin is torn off my body from the inside out. I don’t want to have to clean that mess up. I do have three piercings in one ear and two in the other ear, I was a very rebellious young’un. The only reason the cartilage piercings have stayed is because the cartilage got all funkyfied with all the times it kept getting re-pierced.

    And flat, yes I am on FB.

  439. Stephanie says:

    melmelly-that’s similar to the tattoo I want. I want a cherry blossom on the back of my shoulder blade that wraps over my shoulder a little. Just not down my arm.

    As for piercings, I have my nose and my hood done. I had my nipples done last year but took them out after one got infected and I spent 3 days in the hospital.

  440. DocsNemesis says:

    434-I meant shading as in uh…shading. Not filling. He’s perfectly capable of filling in. And sadly, thats more than I can say for his previous tattoo artist. You should see his arm, its TERRIBLE. It was just a tribal, just solid black, and the black is so uneven, its bleck. Sad that he paid for that >.<

    Anyway, he's not a pro, I'm not trying to say he is and you can knock me for it if you want, but he's not bad either. He's tattooed his mama, dad, brother, cousin, my cousins, my aunt. We must all be idiots, I guess. Oh well ๐Ÿ˜›

    435-we use sterile needles and have access to an autoclave. We're careful ๐Ÿ™‚

    436-no, where?! That totally gonna be my next tattoo! (kidding!)

  441. mmspirit7 says:

    thanks everyone

  442. smartassmama says:

    Congrats mmspirit7! Big boy!

    And I’m finally caught up. Went to the zoo with the husband and kiddos yesterday. Long, but fun, trip. I just missed out on all of the drama!

    And I’m sorry I was right about all the Tiff stuff. Months ago I saw stuff posted by her and I automatically *knew* it was Stephanie. I’m sorry Stephanie. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I feel bad for Tiffany, I really do. But I think that her doctor needs to try something different, because something is just not working. I think you are a good friend to her, but there’s only so much a person can take.

  443. megs2486 says:

    Congrats on the big boy, mmspirit7!

    I โ™ฅ my tattoos and piercings. I’m hoping for more soon. I have a butterfly on my shoulder and a group of 5 brightly colored stars on my hip. I’m getting a new tat for my birthday, but not sure what all I want in it yet. I want a phoenix to represent my twins, and I’d like to have something incorporated for my oldest daughter also.

    As for piercings, I have my nose, 4 in each ear, and my bewbies done. I used to have my lip, eyebrow, and belly button done too. I want to get my hood done sometime though.

  444. Redhead says:

    bewb piercings just sound so painful.. are they?

  445. Stephanie says:

    They hurt a little for me, but not near as bad as the hood piercing. That one about killed me. But as soon as it was over, the pain was gone. The boobs were sore for months.

  446. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Even the best of tattoo artists have issues with black spotting because it not all skin absorbs the black ink at the same rate AND when you are doing tribal, that’s a LOT of black. It is entirely possible to ‘over work’ skin before all of it is actually covered with black.

    It is not uncommon to have to go back for touch ups, and if there are issues with white showing through, he should have done that. I have a tattoo that I spent 27 hours in 4 different sittings to get done. SESSIONS are an important part of tattooing. If your BF made a bad choice of an artist and paid him for shitty work, that’s not the artists fault as much as it is your BFs. There are spectacular artists out there, but, you have to RESEARCH them on your own. Personally, the 2 people that have worked on me had been tattooing for as long as I’ve been alive, in professional settings and have portfolios that I can touch, inspect and ask about. I can SEE their work areas, there is NO back room and they are willing to answer any question I had about the process, including sterilization. That is just ONE part of being a good tattoo artist.

    As for him tattooing everybody in his family, yeah, I absolutely will call you all idiots. I love my husband more than anything in this world. I would give him anything, including myself. I would not, however, let him near me with a needle and ink. I’d surely not let his mom/brother/aunt or cousin “IT” near me with a needle and ink. When I shop for a tattoo artist, I look for the best, not the cheapest.

    Call me a tattoo snob, it’s cool, I’ll wear it with pride, cause my tattoos are worth every penny I put into them.

  447. werd says:

    bewbie piercings hurt for rizzle! And Steph, you talking about the hood piercing turned me right off from getting it done, LOL! Getting my boobs pierced the second time about killed me, partially because she tried to re-open them first. I don’t think I could do the VHC!

  448. werd says:

    oh THIS is gonna get good… Franklin Goose put a mandatory 6 month freeze on all credits related to the promotion because they finally admitted they couldn’t handle the volume. Mamas are gonna be PIIIIIIIIISSED!

  449. Redhead says:

    I KNEW this would happen. Which is why I used up all my credits within 2 days!

  450. Kimbella says:

    When I noticed people on DS complaining a couple of months ago, I went a head and spent the rest of my credits. I was afraid if I waited, something exactly like this would happen.

    Interestingly enough, the two items I ordered shipped within a week.

  451. Redhead says:

    Yeah, I got all of my stuff by June. Ordered at the beginning of April.

  452. smartassmama says:

    I am not nearly “with it” or cool enough to do any fads until it’s no longer cool. I’ve never even been to their website.

  453. smartassmama says:

    My husband and I were talking about tattoos today, actually. A couple girls behind us paying at lunch were pointing and staring at his leg. Got us talking about them. I’m still too big a weeny, and too indecisive.

  454. not me at all says:

    FG threads being locked left and right!
    Get it while it’s hot LOL

  455. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Bad link.

  456. melmelly says:

    I knew a girl with tramp stamp tribal tattoo and it had some “white spots” in it. That was after it had completely healed from only one sitting. I don’t know if she ever went back, but that is what “touch ups” are for.

    And damn! Who in their right mind lets their kids around box cutters?

  457. not me at all says:

    just search goose on DS

  458. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Melly, that’s a major step in paving the road to sociopathic adults!

  459. Redhead says:

    Anyone know where I can find me a nice Orange Blaze hat?

  460. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Grizz calling Flat. Flat, please report to Customer Service.

  461. Mommy Grizzly says:

    From the wize mouth of *Peanut*:

    Registered Users

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    Re: Muffin Top
    This is why I buy jeans that sit lower and are cut better… like Citizens of Humanity. They cost more ($175), so I can’t buy as many pairs, but they fit MUCH better! If I do have muffin top, I wear a flowy shirt to hide it! But what I hate about muffin top the most is that it is just so uncomfortable! I would rather wear a dress until my pants fit better. Which is what I am doing right now!

    ETA: Honey, I’ve got a WHOLE selection of overalls just for this!

    Last edited by *Peanut*; 09-30-2010 at 03:28 PM.

  462. lilmama says:

    uh…so why exactly do they keep locking down the FG threads? Mods got stock in the co?..or just the lack of rainbows & butterflies?

  463. lilmama says:

    (wait it’s unicorns…NOT butterflies…right?)F-it.

  464. Flat Stainley says:

    Wuzzup grizzly? I an CSd out!
    Redhead, the nipples should be done 1 at a time and as large a hoop put in as possiblz. It hurt, but come on. Childbearing takes the cake on pain. It’s goof to know if rejection is an issue too, which is partly why I recommend 1 at at time, also b/c it’s quite a shock to a Ginger. Hoods can stay unadorned in my neck of the woods.I wouldn’t ever mess with it! …come to think of it, if my nipples were at all erogenous zones for me, I wouldn’t have had them done. They became more sensitive, but I took them out because I didn’t like that.

  465. Flat Stainley says:

    *good* to know, sheesh!

    On FG, I knew it. Glad got mine. ๐Ÿ˜€

  466. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Had a question but I freegot it. Hi!

  467. iken says:

    Oh, steph_reynolds first you get banned for being rude to admin, and now you are on your way to being banned for being a scammer.

  468. Redhead says:

    Wasn’t she only banned for like 3 months anyway? Psh. Whiner.

  469. mom2js says:

    471 I was wondering the same thing, none of the threads seemed that heated but they are all closed.

  470. Snickerdoodle says:

    470- Reading stuff like that is nauseating but also and maybe I’m naive due to my body type or whatever, but isn’t muffin top caused by wearing jeans that are just too tight?

    Can’t you get a cheap pair of jeans elsewhere and just make sure that they are not too tight? I don’t know. The jeans I’m wearing right this minute I got at the thrift store for 4 dollars. They look awesome, feel great, and right now they are my favorites. ๐Ÿ™‚

  471. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Cookie – not just wrong size but wrong style for your body type. It has nothing to do with expense or cost/value ratio. Though, I will concede that more expensive jeans are better quality and material so will probably wear better, not so much so that it will solve all your body issues!

    Muffin top would happen when the rise is low and cuts you in the hip instead of waist and are too small for that part of you. Camel toe would happen if you are wearing pants with too short of a rise and try to force them up higher towards your waist (perhaps to avoid muffin top?) or if the rise is cut wrong for your inner thigh, v area. It all boils down to wearin the wrong style for individual body types.

  472. melmelly says:

    I am completely out of bleach and I have a spot I need OUT NOW on a shirt. I don’t know what happened, but I am also out of Oxi Clean, Spray N Wash, Shout, etc. You name it, I am OUT!

    Do any of you know of anything other than sun that I could use? My lemons have been used as well…in a yummy lemon angel food cake.


    Any other fruits that might work? I have bananas and apples on hand. Weird huh?


  473. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Melly – try baking soda and vin or see if you have real lemon lemon juice.

  474. Snickerdoodle says:

    480- yup I found out all of that when I tried to put on my low rise pre pregnancy jeans post baby too soon. YIKES! I know some women don’t even seem to care about that but I can’t handle it. I have always found the best fitting jeans for me at Pacsun. Funny I know. A 34 year old woman slinking in and buying jeans with all the teenyboppers. Most women’s jeans for me are too tight in the waist and too big in the hips. I really loathe jeans shopping.

    481- sometimes depending on what the spot is hydrogen peroxide will work but totally do a colorfast test first.

  475. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Cookie – my FAVORITE for my current body type is Old Navy. I have LONG ass legs and they are the only ones I have found that I can get — without looking like capris!

    If you find a style that works for you and looks great — be damned that you have to shop with the teeny boppers!

  476. melmelly says:


    See, we did a fun little science experiment to with all the vin and baking soda, and what was left over with the lemons. We make volcanoes in the kitchen sink. And then we tried with the peroxide, but it didn’t work. Plum out of baking soda.

  477. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Someone needs to go shopping!

  478. Snickerdoodle says:

    484- Old Navy used to be my favorite too! I still like them quite a bit and yeah I have long legs too. I’m 5’9. That’s one reason I shop with the teeny Boppers. For some reason they usually make their jeans pretty long. ๐Ÿ™‚

  479. Snickerdoodle says:

    485- I love making baking soda vinegar volcanoes! Favorite childhood pastime.

    Got a neighbor you can borrow from? I actually just recently loaned my shout stick to our neighbor. Kind of weird I know but at least she returned it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  480. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Yeah, I’m 5’9 too but with a high waist and a 34 1/2 inch inseam. Maybe I’m silly, but, I like my pants to cover my ankle!

  481. Snickerdoodle says:

    Long Legs RULE! ๐Ÿ™‚

    But yeah its annoying to find pants. I also have a high waist but I know my inseam isn’t 34 1/2. You have some Serious Legs! ๐Ÿ™‚

  482. Mommy Grizzly says:

    All the way from my hips to the floor!

  483. Snickerdoodle says:

    Yep yep can’t mess with legs that go all the way to the floor!

    So anyway…

    Random non drama question:

    My dh and I were talking last night and he thinks I’m weird because I don’t like to see the same movie twice. Unless its been a long long time and I can’t remember it or I thought it was the best movie ever. (very few) He on the other hand LOVES to watch movies over and over again and we always argue when we go to watch a movie because he buys lots of movies and wants to watch them over and over again.

    How does everyone else feel? Do you like to watch movies over and over again? I will read the same book over and over again but movies are different for me somehow.

  484. Mommy Grizzly says:

    DH watches movies all the time. I knit or play on my laptop through movies. It works out for both of us. I do not have the attention span to watch a movie from start to finish without doing something else …

  485. Snickerdoodle says:

    See my dh gets frustrated with me if I do that. Some movies that he KNOWS I don’t like but he wants to watch anyway he is cool with me knitting or sewing or being on my laptop but mostly he wants US to experience the movie together.

    He is very very into movies.

  486. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Yeah, my DH would just have to get right over that. I still interact with DH and glance up at the movie but his choice is I do what I want with him watching a movie or I do what I want with him not watching a movie. Pretty much works out that I do what I want. It’s not as harsh as it seems, it’s just, for us especially, he is RARELY around and while I want to do things with him, I am not really big into WATCHING tv so he’s gotta take me as I am. He is OK with that.

  487. Snickerdoodle says:

    Yeah I am still working on my dh. With your dh not being around too much I can totally see how that would work for you guys. Im not much of a TV person either.

    Actually we don’t even have TV service at all. We have a TV and we use it to watch movies that we rent, or educational dvd’s from the library. or play video games, (that is more dh) but that is about it. I always feel really out of the loop talking to people because they are referencing tv shows and such but at the same time I really like not having “tv”in our house.

  488. Snickerdoodle says:

    Of course we have an internet connection and probably spend too much time online so that does its own special damage most likely. We are working on it though. See me working on it? ๐Ÿ˜€

  489. melmelly says:

    Working on my grocery list! Box cutters are at the top, you know, so my kids can take them to school and stuff…

  490. Mommy Grizzly says:

    It seems to be working for you, very well!

    We do not “do” tv either. It is a major brain suck. We netflix and have our desktop hooked up to our TV so we can watch anything that’s on the Net, on our tv. We also have laptops so it doesn’t cost us a computer when we are watching things. I just do not feed into paying for cable when we don’t watch 98% of cable shows.

  491. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Melly, we buy our box cutters in bulk just to make sure we can all ‘pack’. Our baby especially likes to gnaw on razors and knives. DH and I feel it is important to let the kids run wild, Lord of the Flies style. It works the best for instilling a disregard for authority and sociopathic behavior as they get older. I mean, who doesn’t want to encourage their kids to ‘protect’ themselves with deadly weapons instead of teaching them proper bully management and evasion skills. So much easier to just let the problem manage itself, case in point Columbine, CO.

  492. Snickerdoodle says:

    Well the baby is up from her nap. If only she were old enough to do Lord of the Flies style and still survive. Alas… perhaps someday. ๐Ÿ™‚

  493. Mommy Grizzly says:

    It’s ok, give her a box cutter to keep her entertained. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  494. melmelly says:

    Lord of the Flies parenting style is for parents who prefer to sit on their asses and collect government money, and then surf the internet for expensive yarn, and give themselves homemade tattoos. Where do I sign up for that shiz? Do I get a complimentary box knife?

  495. megs2486 says:

    We only get the local channels with the digital antenna box. Cookie-I’m the same way. There are very few movies that I want to watch repeatedly, but dh can watch the same movie over and over and still enjoy it.

  496. Snickerdoodle says:

    530- Aww man! I guess I don’t qualify then! No box cutter for me I guess. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Off to do some parenting! Harumph!

  497. Mommy Grizzly says:

    That sounds like a great way of life, Melly. My only issue is I like to have some of the better things in life. You know, like really nice vehicles, my own house that is not in the ghetto, a full pantry of non-food stamps paid for food that I can actually cook instead of depending on someone else to take care of my kids and I. Mostly, I like that I can buy whatever I want without giving people a guilt trip when they buy nicer things than I can afford. Nothing like playing “poor me” when you do nothing to better yourself and continuing to pop out kids to increase the amount government funds I get!

  498. Snickerdoodle says:

    Heh heh I meant 503 Im not dyslexic I swear. Distracted by the baby.

    504- Yay Im glad I am not alone in that! ๐Ÿ™‚ My dh totally doesn’t understand why I don’t want to watch the same movie again and again.

  499. melmelly says:

    And now I am off to wash some dishes, since I actually do cook instead of buying Taco Bell and McDonald’s for my family.

  500. yumyummym says:

    I live in Canada. Just a heads up that 1) it does cost more to ship from Canada to Canada than Canada to the USA and 2) yarn wouldn’t go as an envelope, It would go as a parcel. We have something called the dreaded slot of doom, and if it doesn’t fit through the slot (which is less than 1″) then it goes as a parcel. If she wants to have a tracking number then she has to ship Expedited at the very least which is a minimum of $12 and it goes up from there. I just spent $22 to ship an item from Canada to the USA so that I could have a tracking number. Would have been about $13 if it just went regular small package.

    Shipping from Canada to the USA is not cheap and the same item that costs $10 to ship Canada to USA will cost $15 to ship Canada to Canada. We don’t have flat rate like you do in the USA.

  501. Flat Stainley says:

    See, every time I watch a movie the second, third, or fourth time, it’s a whole new movie. I can’t sit still long enough to watch most movies, so I am always knitting, cutting layouts or folding diaper laundry while movies are on. We just cut out our digital TV and I couldn’t be happier. I can’t stand paying for cable! I’d rather not have any TV in the house at all. It’s a happy medium, I guess.

  502. Mommy Grizzly says:

    That’s the way I feel, Flat. I’ve ‘watched’ the Lord of the Rings and Kingdom of Heaven (my favorite movies!) so many times, yet, every time I watch them I think, “Wow, I don’t remember that!”

    Narnia LWW is awesome and so is Dead Poets Society. I love movies with lots of great cinematics and an even better sound track!

  503. megs2486 says:

    Oh! I have to admit that I love Dead Poets Society! Fantastic movie!

  504. Mommy Grizzly says:

    I had a friend who had an assignment about finding a movie with interpersonal conflicts as a major plot characteristic. She asked me and I told her about DPS and she was like, oh, that won’t work. She’d never seen it and I was like seriously?? I farking LOVE that movie, I’d change nothing about it and I think it should be mandatory watching for every Sophomore English/Lit class. There is SOO much to be gained from it!

  505. Snickerdoodle says:

    510- that is probably why you get so much stuff done! ๐Ÿ™‚

    511- I love Lord of the Rings. I have probably watched those at least 5 times and that is REALLY saying something. ๐Ÿ™‚ And Narnia the first one but I haven’t seen Prince Caspian. I read the books when I was little and I didn’t like that one. I really wish they would make The Horse and His boy and the Silver Chair. ( My two favorites).

    And Dead Poets society… wow it has been YEARS since I have seen that. I don’t even remember it except thinking it was sad. I should definitely watch it again. I’m such a different person than I was when I first saw it.

    It’s always so interesting to me to go back and re-watch movies from different periods of my life. Like movies I saw before I was a mom, and then go back and see the same movie post mom. Sometimes it’s like a different movie because I notice and get such different things out of the movie because I have changed in so many ways.

    Anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚

  506. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Cookie – We have the extended boxed set of Lord of the Rings x3 and every couple months, we dedicate a weekend to watching them all. So awesome!

    Prince Caspian is not bad, but it is nothing compared to Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe.

    DPS is such a worthwhile movie. I saw it for the first time when it was first released in the theatre (I was 9) and it really opened me up to poetry, self empowerment, the power of positive group dynamics, following your heart even if it means standing up to the MAN and most importantly, showed me that just because something has ALWAYS been done a certain way does not make that way the RIGHT way.

  507. melmelly says:

    W00T! DH got our Costco membership renewed! It’s only been FOUR YEARS! But our excuse is an good one: the closest Costco is 2.5 hours away.

  508. Mommy Grizzly says:

    That just means you spend $1000 in one shot, instead of $250 a weekend. Don’t forget to check out that dog food. I can email you a pic if you need it. It’s good for them and reasonable price per lb.

  509. Snickerdoodle says:

    Mommy Grizzly, we have the extended box set for the trilogy as well. We just watched finished watching it again a few weekends ago.

    I can’t remember how old I was when I saw Dead poets society but now that I have listened to what you got out of it, it is going on the list of movies to see again. Dh just told me he has NEVER seen it! I can’t even believe that. So now it’s definitely on the list.

  510. melmelly says:

    Please! We have 2 “near” us, but one is 2.5 hours east, the other is 2.5 hours south. I will be going near the south one this Friday. I can check it out for The Beast.

  511. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Don’t rent it, spend the money and buy it. You can get it for $5-10 and it is totally worth owning.

    Do you guys do Netflix? It might be worth your while if you guys do a lot of movie rentals… You can get a 2 disk subscription for like $9 a month.

    It just dawned on me that I don’t know if you are in the US or Canada so my advice may be no good. Amazon has DPS though.

  512. Snickerdoodle says:

    Oh that is true. We have lots of used movie places around us. I will check around and see if they have it.

    Yes we are in the US. In the South. We typically don’t do Netflix but we do Redbox. They are one dollar vending machine rentals. Do they have those in Alaska? Not as good of a selection but if we want something older we go to our local video store or buy it used.

    Usually though we rent about one movie a weekend so at a dollar a rental its 4 bucks a month. Not worth it yet to do Netflix but lots of our friends have it and they love it.

  513. Mommy Grizzly says:

    We have a few of the Redboxes, I’ve personally never used them but DH did when he was in pre-deployment training and couldn’t get internet.

    The biggest part of Netflix is that you get instant watch with your subscription. There are a TON of movies and tv shows that you can watch just with a click of a mouse instead of waiting for a movie to come in the mail. If it does not work for you, that’s understandable, just something to keep in mind.

    Where in the south, general area? We lived in SC for 2 years. Hated every second of it. Well, we liked that we could drive so many places in a weekend but, I’d not move back for anything.

  514. Snickerdoodle says:

    HAH! Yeah I have been to SC and it was honestly a scary place to me. But I live in Arkansas. Yeah… But its the Northwest corner and its very different than any other “typical” part of Arkansas in my opinion.

    Netflix is an awesome deal and maybe someday we will take advantage of it. Right now we are just trying to eliminate any kind of monthly bill everywhere we can. It’s why we went to pre paid cell phones and didn’t renew our cell phone contracts, why we paid for our cars outright, etc… I know its not a big bill but for now it is what is working for us. ๐Ÿ™‚

  515. Mommy Grizzly says:

    You are one SMART cookie!

    That is a very smart way of living. Seriously. We own most of our vehicles, only finance ones that we can use the payment as a tax deduction for our LLC. I am proud of you for finding your limits and not trying to live past them. That’s super awesome!

  516. dundundun says:

    I just wanted to come share my wisdom that I’ve stumbled upon in the past two hours with you ladies.

    Point 1: Deciding that you need a hobby and buying a $10 learning kit from Wal-Mart (no matter how much you hate that place, Target doesn’t have those items) to learn how to knit was exciting.

    Point 2: Getting home and realizing that at step 1 you were already lost. The only slipknot you were aware of is a band. DH helps you conquer step 1. Oh, the irony.

    Point 3: The fact that you’ve barely managed to get through step 3 is moot because at this point you’ve learned that you’re allergic to the yarn.


    Excuse me for trying to do something new ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  517. Snickerdoodle says:

    Aww thanks Grizz. ๐Ÿ™‚ We just try to decrease our financial stress and liability so we can enjoy our life more. We live a pretty frugal life but we are really happy. ๐Ÿ™‚

    525- I recently taught myself to knit after throwing my learning crochet out the window in frustration. I worked at it for WEEKS and finally gave up. I found to be SUCH a helpful website. Have you checked it out? That sucks that you are allergic to the yarn though. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  518. dundundun says:

    It’s okay, I’m not giving up yet. If I have to wear a damn surgical mask to knit then by golly I’ll do it.

    I remember a few of you ladies referring that website in the past so I’ll definitely check it out. I got so frustrated earlier that I broke into the B double E R’s. I’ll try again tomorrow.

    EVERY female on DH’s side of the family knits so hopefully I can con one of them into working with lil ol’ impatient me.

  519. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Get yourself some acrylic to learn on, Dun! If you need help, need questions answered or need guidance for step by step things, let me know. I got Flat and Redhead going. If I can help them, I can get ANYBODY knitting!

  520. megs2486 says:

    Grizz, you should totally help me out with knitting sometime then! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am so slow and suck-y at it. I want to knit. I really do. I just get so frustrated with only knowing how to make a straight scarf. I want more out of my knit than scarves lol!

  521. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Absolutely. It is entirely too boring to knit plain scarves. As for being slow, it just takes practice to get faster. Go look on rav for some patterns that appeal to you, concentrating on some of the easier styles and I can help you from there. I’m RogueBruin on rav.

  522. megs2486 says:

    I will look you up and add you! So, when you get a strange request, it’s me ๐Ÿ™‚

  523. Mommy Grizzly says:

    I am not afraid of strange requests… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  524. Flat Stainley says:

    532- I have a strange request…
    Will you sell me some plain sherpa for $12 a yard?

  525. Mommy Grizzly says:

    LMFAO. Yeah, I’ll set up a FSOT just for you. Only, expect $20 for shipping, since it costs $10 for 8 oz of yarn!

  526. Flat Stainley says:

    You are SO selling me that yarn at that price! :Hug Kiss:

  527. Mommy Grizzly says:

    Flat only loves me because she wants to snuggle into my garden of “Eden”!

  528. Flat Stainley says:

    :GASP: How could you? You told eryone my deepest lust- for YARN!

  529. norrahsmommy says:

    Cookie- are you on my facebook?

    I learned how to knit (kind of) while I was sitting at work over the period of several days- but I haven’t made it past a square. I’ll have to work on it more when I find my stuff again (moved so it was all packed away) and then when I do I’m going to be asking a lot of questions I’m sure.

    I’m still having the lag problem, maybe I’ll try from the desktop and see if it will work better.

  530. Redhead says:

    How long do any of you give a buyer to pay/respond to an ebay listing they won?
    I have someone who just joined on Sept 25th, won the auction Sept 26th and hasn’t responded to 2 payment notifications as of today..
    They have no FB and are in Europe.

  531. not me at all says:

    I hope it is okay to share this here:

    On Saturday, October 2nd, Selena Seymour died as a result of a courageous battle with breast cancer. This young mom’s story is not defined by her death but by her life. This was her 3rd battle with breast cancer. She was a courageous warrior whose positive outlook and unwavering faith infected all of those around her.
    I was introduced to Selena through Lysa (pinkflamingo) through facebook. I knew almost immediately that this beautiful soul entered my life by design and would have a great effect on me. And boy, did she ever.

    An auction is being organized on facebook to benefit her 3 year old little boy. We are asking for WAHM’s and item’s for this auction being on October.

    Auction page on facebook.

    Want to help? Contact Nicole at

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