Just for You... Reviews by Lissete



Friday, March 30, 2007

Another Contest

Yep, there's another contest over at 5 Minutes for Mom. This time it's for a Dyson Slim. I so would love to win this! Gotta love a good contest.

In other news, I will be out of town till Monday. We're heading out to Orlando in about 1/2 hour to go see Ellen!!! I'm so looking foward to it, but what I am not looking foward to is the 4 hour car ride! Anyhoo, I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Fair Again!

My girls are probably reading my blog and probably felt sorry for their old mom. Either that or they were just in the mood for junk food. We went back to the fair last night. This time the girls came with us. Actually, we went because my brother & nephew were going. My nephhew likes for us to go when he goes.
We caught the sealion show that we missed the night before. So cute. We even dished out $10 for a crappy polaroid with the sealions. Too funny, when you get up close to them, they either plop their head on your head or shoulder and pose. Kari's hair smelled like fish afterward.
We all look jaundiced. I hate polaroids. Actually, I hate taking pictures period. That is why I am usually behind the camera. I don't know why I keep wearing these empire tops that make me look oh so pregnant! The double chin does not help either!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Wiki meme

I got this one from Melissa

Go to Wikipedia and type in your birthday month and day only.

October 12

List 3 events that occurred that day

• 1492 - Christopher Columbus's expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean, specifically in The Bahamas. The explorer believes he has reached East Asia

• 1681 - A London woman is publicly flogged for the crime of "involving herself in politics".

• 1773 - America's first insane asylum opens for 'Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds' in Virginia
So there you have it!

List 2 important birth days.

• 1904 - Ding Ling, Chinese writer (d. 1986)

• 1968 - Hugh Jackman, Australian actor and singer

List 1 death.

•1870 - Robert E. Lee, American Confederate general (b. 1807)

Holiday or Observance. (if any):

•Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.

I don’t share my birthday with anybody that I actually know about. So I chose 1 that I do and one because the name cracked me up! So, on my birth date they opened an insane asylum (how appropriate) and Ding (a) Ling was born!!

Monday, March 26, 2007

County Fair Full Circle

Many years ago, when I was a tot I would go to the County Fair with my parents and/or grandparents. Back then it was focused more on livestock & less on rides. As I grew older, around my teen years, I would still go with a parental unit but would add friends to the mix. Then came the dates to the fair. By now the focus had shifted from livestock to rides. Danny & I got married, then started taking our kids. We spent many years contained to the kiddie area. As our girls got older, we started taking their friends with us as well. Today, Danny & I went to the fair by ourselves. On a date somewhat. The girls now go with their friends. Not with us. It's the circle of life and it was expected. We just have to go with the flow. Like I say to all my friends who still have little ones, enjoy them while you can. Time goes by way to fast. I found myself wanting to stand next to the merry go round waving at my girls as they rode by.

Danny & I go to the fair to eat, watch shows, eat, see the exhibits, eat then eat some more. Yes, we're fatties. But the fair only comes around once a year. I even tried fried oreos. Geez, they fry anything now a days!

By the way, I want an alpaca!

Sunday, March 25, 2007


Someone emailed this to me today and I thought I would share on here.

1. Men are like . .. Laxatives ... They irritate the crap out of you.
2. Men are like .... Bananas ... The older they get, the less firm they are.
3. Men are like .... Weather ... Nothing can be done to change them.
4. Men are like ... Blenders .... You need One, but you're not quite sure why.
5. Men are like .... Chocolate Bars .... Sweet, smooth, & they usually head right for your hips.
6. Men are like ... Commercials ... You can't believe a word they say.
7. Men are like .... Department Stores .... Their clothes are always 1/2 off.
8. Men are like ... Government Bonds .... They take soooooooo long to mature.
9. Men are like ... Mascara ... They usually run at the first sign of emotion.
10. Men are like .. Popcorn ... They satisfy you, but only for a little while.
11. Men are like ... Snowstorms .... You never know when they're coming, how many inches you'll get or how long it will last.
12. Men are like .. Lava Lamps .... Fun to look at, but not very bright.
13. Men are like Parking Spots .... All the good ones are taken, the rest are handicapped.

Drooling @ the Home Show

Danny & I went to the Miami Beach Home Show at the convention center yesterday. Traffic was insane. All the lots were full with folks waiting for a car to come out in order to be let in. I told cheap Danny just to valet, at least just ask how much they are charging. Heck, parking at the municipal lots is $10 and you wave to walk about 2 blocks plus it was raining. So after he drives around for about 1/2 hour in inch crawling traffic (at almost $3 per gallon of gas) he decides to take my advice. Finally! He won't admit that I was right though. Valet Parking= $15 plus no walking, plus no driving around in circles, plus stayed dry!!! Will he ever learn?

The show was ok. Got a few ideas, set up a few appointments but didn't actually buy anything yet. We've learned from past experience that there is no such thing as "Show Price". I did spin a wheel at one booth and got to do that money grabber machine thing. Danny didn't take a picture but it was hilarious! Free money is free money no matter how much it is. I stuck my arms in the slots and the machine starts blowing crumpled $1 bills around for 20 seconds. I managed to grab $16. It's harder than you think. I wish I had a picture!

After the show we went to eat at The Knife. This is a carnivores dream. But you also must go with a good appetite. For me, it's a waste. I had a salad, a small filet mignon & fries and I was stuffed. They also have a bunch of weird stuff that I was afraid to try. Dinner comes with dessert, so I had to have that as well. Plus a bottle of wine. Supposedly a bottle of red wine for each. I mixed my wine with sprite (my sangria version) and after 3 tiny glasses, my ears were getting hot! I can no longer hold my liquor! One glass & I'm done! I can't even have more than one yummy froo froo frozen drink. I'm such a wimp!

Friday, March 23, 2007

Just one thing...

I was out running errands today and my car decided that it wanted to go to Target. Before I realized it, I was in the parking lot. I just ran in to grab one thing. I didn't grab a cart because I am strong enough to carry my little bottle of eye make up remover. The Glade plug ins are on sale so I grab 3 of those. Certain photo albums are 75% off, so I grab one. Then I walk by shoes and saw a cute pair of sandals, why not? To make my story short, by the time I made it to the register my arms were marked & red! Should have gotten a cart!

I was telling the girl at the register that I wanted my kid to get a job there at Target so that I could enjoy her discount. She asks "How old is your kid?" I tell her that one is 16 & one is 18. Her: "No Way! How old are you??" I tell her and she says that I don't look 40. I almost hugged her!! Especially since I have been having some "I feel totally yuck" days.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Warning: Major Ranting Below

Last May, a woman was speeding and driving erratically when she lost control of her car, which jumped onto the sidewalk and slammed into an 8 year old child killing him instantly. He was on the sidewalk. I remember this like it was yesterday. I was angry. As I always am when I hear stories like this or when I'm driving in a school zone and people haul ass past me. I was even angrier when they released the 911 tape of the driver's call. She sounded very matter of fact and expressed no emotion. Even when she told the operator that the child had been decapitated. I almost vomited. Actually, I think I did.

Today the driver was sentenced. She pled "No Contest". Charged with vehicular homicide. She will serve 364 days in jail but only on the weekends -- Friday night through Sunday night.
Her driver's license has been suspended for 10 years and she will be on probation for 10 years.
She also has to serve 1,000 hours of community service and must go to traffic school.

Huh???? I know it was not intentional. But I believe that it could have been prevented if only she had obeyed the law, in this case, the speed limit.

The boy's father stated in court, and I quote, "Every time this came on the docket, I've been here." "This woman just sits there stone-cold-faced as if she is the victim. She is not the victim. He is the victim."

Just like she sounded the day of the accident. No sign of remorse.

I pray for this boy's family. I cannot even imagine...

Monday, March 19, 2007


You paid attention during 86% of high school!

85-100% You must be an autodidact, because American high schools don't get scores that high! Good show, old chap!

Do you deserve your high school diploma?
Create a Quiz

Lucky for me, I have always been a good "test taker". I scored high on the SAT & got a 97% on my Real Estate License exam. BUT in high school, I was a B/C kid! Mainly the C's were in science & math. Really, how much of the math that you were required to learn in school do you actually use now??? I can add, subtract, divide & mutliply. That is all I need in my life. I can figure out percentages for sales & commissions, so I am set! I can guarantee that the 3 questions that I missed were either math or science questions unless I messed up on my age & gender! Although I don't remember what pi is or what purpose it serves, I do remember that it is infinite and has something to do with 3.14, that's it! I wonder how I would do on "Are you smarter than a 5th grader?"

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Happy 18th Birthday Kat!

My baby girl is 18! OMG! Seems like only yesterday...

I feel sooooo old!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

What's in your bag?

Fortunately, I decided to do this today & not 5 days ago when I changed purses. My other bag was loaded with crumpled up receipts that I just throw in my bag. There was only one in this bag, so my picture does no look like a total garbage bin. So this is all the junk that I have in my purse right now. Luckily this is one of my smaller bags so the junk is at a minimum!


  • Pen
  • Gum
  • Keys
  • Phone
  • Wallet
  • Camera
  • IPod Nano
  • Sungalsses
  • Hand Cream
  • Mineral Veil
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Orchid Spray
  • Advil & Tylenol
  • Linens & Things Receipt
  • My Nitro (Just in case)
  • Lip gloss & balm
  • Mints (handful takn from restaurant)

So, What's in YOUR Bag?????

Monday, March 12, 2007



Danny & I went to the Melting Pot last night. We went for dinner but quite frankly, I can skip everyting between the cheese & the chocolate! Milk chocolate with a shot of amaretto and sprinkled with candied hazelnuts. YUM!

Is it any wonder that I don't lose the weight???? My will power sucks!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Saturday Photo Hunt~ Architecture

Villa Vizcaya

Villa Vizcaya was the summer home of James Deering from 1916-25. Now it is open as a museum here in Miami. Located directly on Biscayne Bay. This is a nice place to visit. After touring the house, you can tour the gardens and just sit back & enjoy the views.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Last Dance

When Donna Summer's "Last Dance" was played, we all knew that the party was over. So lets dance the last dance because my blog party has come to an end. I hate to rush ya'll out but, I'm dead tired. Been partying for almost a week you know. Come back and visit again soon, because according to my husband, my life's a party!

To make up for my ranting post below, here is a video post that makes me laug no matter how many times I see it!

How Men Screw Up Romance!

Q: Ever wonder why the IRS calls it Form 1040?

A: For every $50 you make, you get to keep $10 & the Govt takes $40!

Kat lives with us. We feed her. We pay all her expenses. We insure her. We take care of her, we don't depend on the government to do so. Yet we can't get a tax credit for her this year because she is 17 . Plus our measley credit for Kari was reduced for this final year. We paid a gazillion in taxes. I just wish we could choose what our taxes go to.

I am so tired of going the grocery store & the person ahead of me in line is paying in food stamps that she pulled out from her Louis Vuitton purse. She is also usually dripping in jewelry & driving a Mercedes. She shops at the neighborhood grocery store which is in a slightly upper middle class neighborhood, so more than likely she lives in the immediate vicinity. While I'm on this rant, the stats for the area schools show that about 80% of the kids receive free or reduced lunch. Yet when my poor grandfather was alive he only received about $50 a month to survive on. We don't take care of our elderly yet let the cheats get away with highway robbery that we end up paying for! GEEZ!

No, I have not gone off the deep end. We just did our taxes yesterday and I am still steaming!!

I'll post something to make ya'll laugh soon. Laughter is the best medicine ya know!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Celebrity Look Alikes

I did this again because they deleted my other one. Can you imagine if they did a body recogntion instead of a face recognition????

Don't Forget the party is still going on at 5 minutes for Mom

Wednesday, March 07, 2007


I just wanted to clarify that I did NOT design this template. This was done by Zoot Design wich is listed in the credits below. I just added my stuff to it. I do want to learn how to do my own, but for now this will do. Heck, everything that I've added to it has been trial & error. Don't ask me to go back and do it again, because it will take me hours. AGAIN! :)

Anyhoo, I just noticed that my Hawaii countdown is at under 200 days! Yay! We're just that much closer! I started my countdown at 300 days, so it's a big deal for me.

I better get my rear in gear and vacuum up a bit & fold laundry. I HATE folding laundry. I hate vacuuming too. Heck, I hate housework, period! But I hate a messy house so it's a no win situation.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Child of the 70's


~You owned a bicycle with a banana seat and a plastic basket with flowers on it.

~You learned to skate with actual skates (not roller blades) that had metal wheels.

~You thought Gopher from Love Boat was cute (Actually my 1st TV crush was Speed Racer)

~You owned a "Slip-n-Slide",on which you injured yourself on a sprinkler head more than once. ?

~You owned "Klick-Klacks" and smacked yourself in the face more than once.

~You watched the Sonny & Cher religiously

~You remember having to get off the couch to change the TV channel with a knob.

~You ever had a Dorothy Hamill haircut or used Short and Sassy shampoo.

~You spent hours in your backyard on your metal swing set with the trapeze. The swing set tipped over at least once.

~You had a pair of Doctor Scholl's sandals (the ones with hard sole with the bump & the buckle).

~You wanted your first kiss to be at a roller rink.!

~Your hairstyle was described as having "wings" or "feathers" and you kept it "pretty" with the comb you kept in your back pocket. ~ When you walked, the "wings" flapped up and down, looked like you were gonna "take off"

~You carried a lunch box to school and it was metal, not plastic. With the thermos inside!

~Schoolhouse Rock played a HUGE part in how you learned things like grammar, math and history. (A big hint here is if the only way you can recite the Preamble to the Constitution is by singing it.)

~You actually believed that Mikey, the kid on the Life cereal commercials, died after eating Pop Rocks and drinking a Coke.

~It was a big event in your household each year when the "Wizard of Oz" would come on TV. Your mom would break out the Jiffy Pop popcorn & let you stay up late !

~You often asked your Magic-8 ball the question: "Who will I marry. Shaun Cassidy, Leif Garrett, or David Cassidy..?"

~You used to tape record songs off the radio by holding your portable tape player up to the speaker.
~You danced the "Bump" & "The Bus Stop" to the beat of:

"To rock the boat, don't rock the boat baby
Rock the boat, don't tip the boat over
Rock the boat, don't rock the boat baby
Rock the booooooaaaat"

~You collected Wacky Packages trading cards.

~You had subscriptions to Dynamite and Tiger Beat. ?

~You wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer.

~You drowned yourself in Love's Baby Soft - which was the first "real" perfume you ever owned . . .

~ you glopped your lips in Strawberry Roll-on lip gloss till it almost dripped off.

~ Your family owned a rotary phone.

~ Your kitchen had avocado green or sunflower yellow appliances.

Monday, March 05, 2007

All Colorful & Prettified!

Since I am suffering from a mild case of blog envy, I decided to change my design. Not only to make it pretty, but also more colorful to lift my spirits. I want 2 side bars but I haven't figured that out yet either. This will have to do for now. I am determined to learn how to do this blog design thing eventually. Don't forget that the party is still going on at 5 Minutes For Mom. My party post is a few posts below this one.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Happy Anniversary to Us!

Nineteen Years & Counting. Here we are in all our 1980's glory!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Still Partying in my Jammies

I am determined to visit all the blogs on the Ultimate Blog Party list @ 5 Minutes For Mom. The more I visit, the longer the list gets, so I may not be successful. It seems never ending. If you are here for the party, you will need to scroll down one day. Since I am somewhat blog illiterate, I do not know how to post a sticky. Aside from that, after visiting so many awesomely designed blogs, I realized how little I know about this blog design thing. My blog is so PLAIN! I need to start working on making it all prettified!

I got this "Stress Test" by Email and I thought that I would share it with you.

Take this Stress Test!
Im not sure exactly how this works, but it is amazingly accurate. Read the full description before looking at the picture.The picture below has 2 identical dolphins in it. It was used in a case study on stress levels at St. Mary's Hospital. Look at both dolphins jumping out of the water.

The dolphins are identical. A closely monitored, scientific study revealed that, in spite of the fact that the dolphins are identical, a person under stress would find differences in the two dolphins.

The more differences a person finds between the dolphins, the more stress that person is experiencing. Look at the photograph and if you find more than one or two differences you may want to take a vacation.


You can tell me your results but I may not respond right away because I'll be on Vacation!

Never take life too seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Party Time!!!!!!!!

It's finally time for the party that we've all been waiting for over at 5 Minutes For Mom. You can bloghop and meet tons of new people and maybe win a prize! If you haven't already signed up, I think you still can. So head on over there and have some fun! My blender is at the ready and I will be mixing up some daiquiris and setting out some munchies. My music is pumping so let's get this party started!

Oh, and if you are visiting me for the first time, don't be shy. Step up and say Hello! I love to meet new friends!

I type off the top of my head. So you are likely to come upon tons of typos, run on sentences, bad grammar etc. On top of that my laptop tends to skip some letters sometimes so you will be guessing at what I meant to say, unless I catch it which I usually don't because I rarel proof read :) So how's that for run on????

So here's a little about me although it is all probably on this blog.

I am a mom to 2 teen girls & have been married to my DH for 19 years( on Monday). My girls & my DH are my life. I live in Miami (born & raised) and am a SAHM. My passion is traveling with our next major trip in Septemeber to the wonderful state of Hawaii! I can't think of anything else so for now I'll let you go back to your regularly scheduled partying!

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Nice to Meet You!

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