Top 3 Things: Easter Edition

Easter is my favorite holiday! Most people get real confused when I say that. But it’s true! 

And here are the Top 3 reasons why Easter is the bomb:

 

#3 Egg-shapped food and candy! Everything from deviled eggs to the candy to Jello eggs! AND I just found egg-shaped popsicles?! Good job, America!

 

#2 Easter egg hunts! Planning them or partaking in them, super fun! It’s like Halloween, except you have to work for it…

 

#1 All the time you get to spend with family and friends. Not to mention putting on your Sunday best for church as I clearly loved when I was younger. Check out that little weirdo on the left…

 

Happy Easter weekend!! 

 

My Kittehs

Sooooo this is a slightly selfish blog…but it all has a point I promise. 

 

So this time 2 years ago my husband Dan and I opened our home to these two furry children…Oliver (orange) and Felix (black and white).

 

 

 

Awww… isn’t that cute? (Pretty sure this is the only time they slept together like this since we’ve had them)

 

And from that point on…our lives have never been the same. 

 

 

True, it was an adjustment….we even thought and wondered if we made the right decision. All my thoughts about interior design and decorating had to change since they were getting into EVERYTHING….

 

 

And yes….they get into trouble….

 

 

And can be costly at times….. Whether they get sick or…..

 

 

Bite their own tail……

 

(at least that’s what we think happened to Ollie…he chases his tail like a puppy, and one day last summer he caught it. He wouldn’t leave it alone, thus the crate and cone of shame. You can see the bandages in the second picture. He’s fine now.)

 

But their good moments always outweigh the bad. Both of these guys love to cuddle…

 

 

and provide LOTS of entertaining moments….

 

 

We really do consider them our furry children. 

 

 

So Happy Adoption Weekend to Oliver and Felix! 

 

Want furry children of your own? There is a WONDERFUL opportunity this weekend.

 

CARE is hosting an adoption event this Saturday from 1-4pm at Petco in Columbus. They will have several kittens, cats, puppies and dogs looking for a forever home. 

 

They are also providing micro chipping for $20 and low cost spay/neuter sign ups:

Bartholomew County cats: $10
Other cats: $30
Dogs: $60

 

So talk to the family and see if you are ready to welcome another family member this weekend and check it out this Saturday!

 

 

 

 

I can’t even with this school…

 

 

Nebraska School Gives Most Idiotic Advice Ever to Deal with Bullies

 

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Ok. So Look at this. It is the most appalling thing I have seen. 

 

Rule #2: Treat the person who is being mean as if they are trying to help you. No matter how insulting or mean they may sound, be grateful and think they really care about you. 

 

Rule #7: Do not tell on bullies. The number one reason bullies hate their victims, is because the victims tell on them. Telling makes the bully want to retaliate. Tell an adult only when a real injury or crime (theft of something valuable) has occurred. Would we keep our friends if we tattled on them?

 

Rule #8: Don’t be a sore loser. 

Rule #9: Learn to laugh at yourself and not get “hooked” by put-downs. Make a joke out of it or agree with the put-down. For example: “If you think I’m ugly, you should see my sister!”

 

Who wrote this crap? Do they even realize how dangerous this language is? This does nothing but empower the bullies. 

 

Don’t worry though, after being inundated with outraged parents, the school district responded and apologized, with a portion of a letter written by the school’s principal:

 

 

A flyer that contained inaccurate information regarding how to handle bullying situations was sent home with Zeman Elementary School fifth-graders.

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Our educators at Zeman Elementary School work hard to provide accurate and appropriate lessons and education for our students in how to handle bullying situations. The flyer was sent home with good intentions, unfortunately, it contained advice that did not accurately reflect LPS best practices regarding response to bullying incidents.

 

I mean c’mon!

 

 

A simple Google search of “Tips to Battle Bullying” gave me these options:

Teach children it’s okay to say NO!
Teach children to walk away.
Encourage children to include all students.
Tell students to stick up for themselves.
Make sure students report any incidents to a teacher immediately.
Read more on bully prevention strategies for grades K-6.

 

Well, that was easy. 

 

In other words: Be kind to one another. Stop being mean. Stop being jerks. Learn to love and accept early in life. It’s not really that hard.

 

 

Read the full article here.

Top 5 Things: Famous Proms Edition

Yes. You read that right. Top 5 Things. I’ve been getting mentally prepared for CAP Adult Prom and that made me think about the greatest TV and movie proms. Once I started to remember my faves, I couldn’t possibly narrow my list down to just 3.

But Joanna! This is madness! You can’t just throw rules out the window like that! 

Maybe not. But it’s happening!

 

Here are the Top 5 most memorable TV/Movie Proms:

 

With Honorable Mention going to She’s All That. Thank you, Usher. 

 

#5 Friends. The Ross look. Nailed it. 

 

#4 10 Things I Hate About You. Check out little JGL. Ha. 

 

#3 Mean Girls. ::Breaks Crown:: GASP!

 

#2 Never Been Kissed. The theme, the romance, the dog food.

 

#1 BUFFY! Prom werewolves and Buffy gets the “Thanks” she deserves. And then some Angel. Feelings.
 

 

What are some of your favorite Prom moments in TV or movies?

 

Top 3 Things: Life Hacks For Adults Edition

Being an adult can be rough. I’ve found some useful tips for making it just a little easier. 

 

Here are the Top 3 Things you wish you had been doing already:

 

#3 You’ve just ordered a scolding hot cup of beverage goodness and can’t possibly wait any amount of minutes to enjoy it. Result: your tongue hates you for the rest of the day. Tip: Tell the lovely coffee shop person that you want it “kids temperature”. Apparently that’s a thing! Then you can consume your beverage right away!

 

#2 You’re having a get together and have a bottled beverage that needs chilled now or the world will end. Tip: Wrap the bottle in a wet paper towel, put it in the freezer and it should be nice and cold in about 15 minutes. 

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#1 You have a sore throat that feels a little swollen and eating things makes it hurt worse, but you really want to eat something sweet. Tip: Eat marshmallows! There’s a little bit of scientific reasoning behind it, but psh, who cares! Marshmallows!

  

The Affable Bubba Watson

unnamedBubba Watson made it rain at Waffle House. It’s his thing, when he wins a tournament, he goes to Waffle House. After he had the green jacket slipped on him Sunday, he hit the one in Augusta , where he had a double grilled cheese with a side of hash browns, and whatever else for his wife and four or five friends…so the bill was what, $18-$20? He left a $148 tip on the bill.  Wonder what he’ll leave the dry cleaner for getting the grease stain out of the jacket?

James & Peta “Let It Go” on #DWTS

 

 

It was Disney Week this time on Dancing with the Stars. James Maslow [of Big Time Rush] and his partner, Peta Murgatroyd, stole the show with their contemporary dance to “Let it Go” from Frozen. 

 

 

 

A perfect score! Of course! You attach that song to anything and it’s perfect! 

 

 

And anytime you have an excuse to do this move, I applaud you!

 

 

Top 3 Things: Productivity Edition

Tax day is today! Give yourself a high five! You deserve it!

With that in mind, I thought I’d throw some productivity tips out there. I can’t be the ONLY person in the world who waited until the last minute to submit my taxes. Right…..?

 

Here are the Top 3 ways you can increase your productivity and say “Bye bye!” to procrastinating:

 

#3 Create a routine for yourself and set up habits that will signal the start and end to your work day. For example, after you finish your morning cup of coffee, you also force yourself to finish checking up on all your favorite websites. And make plans at the end of the day. That gives you more accountability to leave work at a specific time. 

#2 Track your time wasting habits. Write down everything you do for a day and then see on paper just how much time you spend doing pointless stuff. 

#1 Revamp your work playlist to include motivating tunes. Or just listen to QMIX all day ;)

Sharknado’s BACK

SharknadoPoster_2616393bYou can be in the sequel to the SYFY movie, “Sharknado”. Producers say they’re trying to raise $50-thousand dollars for a bonus scene that would include “chainsaws being used in the vicinity of sharks.” So they’ve decided to finance that scene through the website, IndieGoGo, and among the things your money can buy are:

–For $45, they’ll name a shark that appears in the movie after you.

–If you fork over $120 bucks, they’ll record your scream and use it in a scene

–$5,000 bucks gets you a walk-on with either a death scene or a heroic scene

“Sharknado 2,” will be out July 31. Just when you thought it was safe to turn SyFy back on.

(Actually, it’s never been safe.)