6:15 Most moms probably doubt themselves at some time or another. Being a parent is a challenging job. Here are some fun things Moms say, but what they really mean from a great blog for moms called Scary Mommy.
1. “Don’t make me come over there.” I really don’t want to get up or stop what I am doing to come over there.
2. “Because I said so.” And I can’t think of another reason.
4. “Stop that this instant!” If you stop now, before I have to get up and come over there, we can forget this ever happened.
5. “Don’t make me turn this car around!” I am totally bluffing, if we turn around now we will be going home without any groceries, diapers or wine. We need to keep this car in route to it’s destination, so please just fall for my bluff and I’ll give you a cookie at the grocery store.
10. “I am the parent and you are the kid.” I am aware that this is super condescending and that you already know who’s who around here, but I’m actually just giving myself a pep talk out loud, I’m not really even talking to you.
15. “I love you.” I love you more than you can know. And I really hope I’m doing okay at this Mom thing.
6:45 Two things:
BIG TRAFFIC THIS WEEKEND-Prepare to battle the most traffic we've seen in six years on Labor Day, according to AAA. That's 34.7 million cars traveling at least 50 miles from home, the highest since 2008 when the recession hit. (and please be safe everyone)
Is Hello Kitty a Cat After All? (Huh?)
There's more confusion about whether Hello Kitty is a cat or not after a Los Angeles Times article shocked fans the world over when it cited an anthropologist who's done extensive research on Hello Kitty as saying she was told by Sanrio Tokyo, the company that created the character, that it's not a cat but a British girl named Kitty. However, Sanrio Tokyo seems to be fudging the issue now, telling the website Kotaku that saying Hello Kitty isn't a cat might be taking it too far. A spokesperson told the site, "Hello Kitty was done in the motif of a cat. It's going too far to say that Hello Kitty is not a cat. Hello Kitty is a personification of a cat." Whatever that means. http://news.msn.com/offbeat/breaking-hello-kitty-not-a-cat-has-never-been-company-1
7:15 If you've ever listened to the show, you know I love me some salty carby food. Chips, fries, burgers, pizza. Anyway, I got to thinking...what do these cravings really mean. Well thank goodness for Shape Magazine.
What do your food cravings mean?
If you're craving sweets, salty, creamy, caffeine or carbs, I've got the reason why here!
Also related: http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/diet-tips/ask-diet-doctor-cravings-and-nutrient-deficiencies
7:45 Woman Finds Guest Room Hosted Five Thousand Wasps ( WARNING: the pic is kinda disturbing)
A woman from Winchester, England, is lucky to be alive, after accidentally discovering a rarely used guest bedroom was being occupied -- by five thousand wasps.
The potentially deadly insects had made a massive nest out of the bed in the home in Winchester, England, prompting the "terrified" woman to call in a professional exterminator -- and even he was shocked, he told The Mirror. "In 45 years, I have never seen anything like it," John Birkett said. "At one stage there must have been 2,000 wasps buzzing around me."
Because wasps can sting repeatedly, the situation was potentially deadly. "If someone had gone in to the room and not known what it was, it would have been pretty serious," the pest control expert noted.
It took two hours of spraying to kill the giant nest, which took up half of the twin-sized bed. "Afterwards, the entire room was filled with dead wasps," the exterminator said. "It was like the apocalypse."
I couldn't be more skeeved out by this picture: I have chills up my spine and hairs on the back of my neck are standing up! http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/english-woman-discovers-5-000-wasps-guest-room-article-1.1919163
8:15 So if you cracked open a beer after a long day and all you could taste was “fart smell” wouldn't you be a little bothered? Yeah, that's what happened with IsBjorn Beer from Mack Brewery in Norway. Read on: http://www.thelocal.no/20140828/norwegian-brewery-withdraws-fart-smelling-
After Gaffe, Brewery Recalling Beer that Smells Like Someone Passed Gas
A brewery in Norway has initiated a recall after a botched bottling procedure led to thousands of bottles of beer that reportedly smelled like someone passed gas. According to The Local, Mack Brewery is buying back as much of its "Isbjørn" -- or "Polar beer" -- that it can, and is offering refunds to consumers.
An apparently harmless bacteria -- the kind found in yogurt, the company insists -- got into the beer, leading to the foul-smelling suds. Ewww.
Marsha had a good one liner for this story: Isbjorn is bad!
8:45-- Friday Toy Memory: Those hair ties that you used to wear that had the balls on the ends that looked like gumballs or marbles.
My best friend Sherry and I dubbed them "bunky balls". Why? I don't know. Think back ladies, if you had enough hair, at some point, someone would put those things in your hair and it would look cute but it would be REALLY tight. The saving grace is that you were able to color coordinate.