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Mrs. Flinger: A work in progress

Fixing Mrs. Flinger Feb 20, 2015

I'm currently working on this website. I want to add back the links to blogs I love, some ways to find content easier, and put in archive, at last, some of the ancient articles. Come back to see updates.

Taking after her mother Sep 19, 2009

#Media

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Family Expectations And The Grass That Is Truly Greener Sep 18, 2009

#The Early Years

I grew up in a suburb of Houston in a neighborhood with sidewalks and manicured lawns. I have fond memories of children riding our hot-wheels on the sidewalk, zipping up each driveway to someone’s house we all knew. Denise, Paul, Mercy, Carol. Kids spanning from 2nd grade to 6th, all mingling in the street playing basketball, riding bikes, coloring with chalk. The caste system of maturity as the older kids teased the younger and the younger kids gathering around toys. This is my childhood and I love the memories. I can almost smell the air of a humid Saturday morning in October when the children begin to take to the sidewalk playing, knocking on doors, asking if so-and-so can come out to play. My husband has a different memory. My husband grew up on acreage in a tiny town in... Read more

A New Week, A New Start Sep 14, 2009

#Family Life

I was recently reminded of a promise I made to myself to get in shape. oooOOOOHhhh, sighs the Internet. THAT again. Well, yes, that. THAT. However, instead of making lofty goals, promises, and pubic announcements, I’m just going to share with you one or two things I’m going to try this week. Will I do this again next week? I can not say. Mainly because one of the things I’m trying to cut back on, aside from booze (god, the excess sugar!) and processed meats, I’m also giving up making promises I know I can’t keep. So? Here are two things I’m doing this particular week. 1. Doing this DVD twice this week. It’s a ballet conditioning workout and in some ways? It is harder than The Shred. Dearlawd my abs! MY ABS. 2. Making this hearty... Read more

Learn to programm iApps from Stanford thanks to iTunesU. Free. Sep 13, 2009

#She's Gone Geek Again

I purchased a book about a year ago for programming iPhone Apps. That book? The spine still isn’t broken; which is a sure sign that I’m either a) complete slacker or b) too anal to break the spines on my books. Clearly it’s not B. I tend to learn better through interaction so when I found out I could participate in a class at STANFORD for FREE? I felt a little giddy. So I’ll be participating in the Stanford iTunes U iApp Building. There is a series of podcast downloads with associated PDF slides of the lectures. I’ll be downloading these files as quickly as possible before word gets out that I can get smart FOR FREE from STANFORD. Maybe someone was completely baked when they thought this was a great idea, because it was. It is. And it feels a touch... Read more

Labor Day: A working mother’s question, a plea, and a pledge Sep 08, 2009

#Family Life

My family did what most other Seattle families did this Labor Day: We hunkered down and went out in the rain. As Seattle dwellers, we’re accustom to venturing out in the rain in our gear and rain boots. It’s what we do. And so we did. Shortly after these photos were taken, Toddler Boy started puking. The fever from two days ago apparently turned in to the flu and we spent most of the night cuddling, cleaning, and holding while his body rejected the virus. I’ve never been one of those mothers who liked to fight about what was harder: staying home or working. I’m not one of those mothers that enjoys competing at that level (a nice healthy game of scattegories, though, is fair game) so I’m not interested in saying that because I am keeping my son... Read more

Things that happen in thirty days Sep 04, 2009

1. The moon waxes and wanes and makes a complete circle around the earth. 2. Women bleed. 3. You can fail at the thirty day challenge.   Twice. 4. And Mrs. Flinger Finally Gets Around To Her Post-BlogHer BrewHAHA post.   Finally. First, I want to say a huge, gigantic, fabulous, big, wonderful shoutout to Johnson and Johnson for their fabulous give-away. I was one of the lucky winners in the BlogHer Travel Sweepstakes. I honestly don’t know what I’d have done without them. The contacts there are so wonderfully kind and helpful and I just need to shout out to J&J with a huge big HOWDYHO! And thank you. From a most humbled me. Second I want to say a grateful thank you to The Queen Of Spain and Aaron for letting us ransack their room with our piles of swag... Read more

A few projects Sep 01, 2009

#She's Gone Geek Again

I’ve been working with the Design Tramps to pump out a few projects recently. As my graphic pimps, I’m their sexy code whore. (Which, having typed that should really should get me the type of awesome, high quality traffic that is probably looking to hire a web developer who puts out. Sigh.) A few of the most recent projects include, but are not limited to: Huge thanks to the Design Tramps for being so fabulous to work with. I have a few more projects on my plate and more code to nom on. And I’ve never been happier. Next up! TWO YEAR OLDS IN THE WOODS. And why I wish I still wore diapers. Read more

Guess what I did last summer Aug 31, 2009

#She's Gone Geek Again

So look, yea, I know, it’s sort of a sickness. I’m going to need a 12 step program for NOT CHANGING MY BLOG. But not today. I thought I’d play with a few ideas I had and literally took 4 hours to redo the whole shibang here. I utilized a template pack from EE Templates to integrate my existing configurations and added in a dash of my own flavor. The result is a major overhaul in roughly the time it takes to watch three Northern Exposures (the theme of the font in title and nav) You’ll also see the main part of the site is updated with a rotating “What’s coming up this week” feature. I’ve started blogging most of my posts on the weekends which is the only way I can manage to write, work, feed children and shower/workout/talk to my... Read more

I met a new man at work AKA: Affairs of the heart Aug 25, 2009

#She's Gone Geek Again

I’ve been working diligently on standardizing code, upping standards, and being “The Best I Can Be” (without joining the US Army). So today when I downloaded the new Safari 4, I literally fell head over heals right away. Do you believe in love at first site? (Get it? SITE? ... sorry, baby got nerd.. cough) I do. At least, I do now. This badboy is SEXAY. Safari and it’s on-board web console for developers is like the icing to my cake. He’s like the Travolta of the 70’s sleeked up and made in to one badass browser singing to sweep me off my feet. Like Kitt and Night Rider. Like Bret and Jamaine. He walks me through my code, showing me exactly what loads and how long it takes. He works with me to find bugs, errors, and ways to improve. He... Read more

We sing our own song Aug 23, 2009

#Theology

The actualized self, the best version of yourself, is there urging yourself to grow. There are methods and practices, some more intuitive than others, that bring you closer to your potential. It sounds so new-agy, all sorts of “two-thousand-oh-nine” but I believe it is closer to truth than the thirty previous years of my religious experience. I’ve been discussing. I discuss atheism with my husband, Christianity with one group of friends and eastern religion with others. I watch the intuitive nature of my children, how they are both full of love and utterly selfish, clashing in to tempers and fits. Their struggle is visible, palpable. I watch their emotions unfold outwardly. My job, according to our culture, is to teach them to suppress, handle, resolve, and come to an... Read more