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.

Convergence Zones: The New Hell Feb 28, 2007

#Rants and Raves

In case you’re wondering, it does freeze in Hell. I thought I’d settle that up front with you. It does. And it does often. I realize some of you enjoy the snow. I realize you love to cozy up with hot cocoa and sit and watch movies. I realize you enjoy going out in it to play and romp and you revel in the sound of “Whhoooossshhh” as it glides out of the sky to lightly land on the ground below. I get it. I, do. It’s beautiful. It makes everything bright and peaceful. It scares the living shit out of me. I know, I know, this sounds familiar. It’s just that when there’s an inch or more on the ground, I freak. We turn around. We go home. Today I slid each time I would try to break and watched trucks fishtail down the hill by our home. Really?... Read more

Look who grew up and got a porn site* updated Feb 27, 2007


Well, at least someone with our name is having great sex. *Mr. Flinger would like me to clarify that it’s not our site. My reply? “No shit. You think people think we’re that hot?” Duh. Read more

And lo, I realized, I am pregnant (again) Feb 27, 2007


Now that I’ve over-reacted in public, (lord knows I wasn’t going to actually move on and be able to write something if I didn’t) I have a startling realization. We’re finishing up week 25 and starting week 26. Holy. Crap. Y’all. Aside from varying times of distress “Hello Little Mister, ya there?” I’ve almost forgotten I’m pregnant. Aside from the butt issues and the acid reflux and the fact that my old lungs forgot how to expand and my ribs hurt. I mean aside from all of that, I’m so wrapped up in day to day life this time that I’m not obsessing about what week I’m in. In fact, being pregnant now is a lot like having birthdays after 25. Who cares? Birthday? Pshaw. It’s just another year. It’s Tuesday?... Read more

When God Speaks Feb 26, 2007

#Life#Social Clutz Loveable Spaz

Or rather,  when the Blog Gods slay you. I’ve talked before about why I’m glad God is not a blogger. I’m going to assume God is out there doing more useful things instead of ignoring her/his children and putting in Elmo for the tenth time that day. I’d like to pretend God does not tune me out when his/her website goes wonky or when there is a deadline for work. I’d like to think God never drops me off at day care or leaves me to nap on cots three inches off the floor while she/he grabs a latte. But sometimes that God is a hardass. Sometimes when she says, “Thou shalt not blog” and one particular person goes, “Oh yea? You wanna watch?” like the inner-two-year-old she is, God will lay-ith the smackdown on the site.  God and my... Read more

At times like this, I wish life was a 30 minute sitcom Feb 26, 2007

#Rants and Raves

So far this morning, LB has been in three time-outs, hasn’t stopped crying because I will not make pancakes (apparently the French piss her off because French Toast does not bode well) and the baby hasn’t moved once in three hours. I thought by boss was tough. I thought trying to please 36 students and 12 administration was bad. I thought design deadlines were stressful. Nobody tops a pissed off toddler. Nobody. If this were the Brady Bunch my maid (who does all my cleaning, laundry, and talking to my kids after-school-special-style) would have something witty to say and we’d laugh and the credits would roll. Instead, welcome to my Monday. Grab on. I hear hell is a rocky ride. Read more

There was a post here and now it’s gone. Here’s why. Feb 25, 2007

Forget the politics and the Oscars. I realized about an hour after posting my snarky comments regarding Al Gore and his Oscar-Winning :: cough :: movie that it really didn’t matter. Because shortly after the Oscars, we tuned in to this episode of South Park and, as all true South Park episodes are wont to do, it became utterly clear that it’s all between a big Douche and a Turd Sandwhich. That reminds me. I need to register to vote in this state. Thanks. Read more

Oprah and Bon-Bons (or, why I suck at being a WAHM) Feb 24, 2007

#Life#Social Clutz Loveable Spaz

Anyone else feel like you’re treading under water? Grey’s Anatomy aside here, we’re all drowning in snot and a megga slow server. I swear I’ve tried to update only to get a “page loading” message for, oh, more than the .2 nanoseconds that I have patience to wait so I close my browser and decide my site hates me. No, it’s not you, it’s me. It’s the snot. It’s the fever. It’s the holy-hell-sinus-pressure-that-I-can-only-take-farking-saline-spray-for (!?) and the other things the Internet was telling me you don’t need to hear about. Being sick is boring as hell, y’all. Whilst laying around for days (as in five) trying to get the She Child to just not kick mommy in the belly and let me sleep while she plays with... Read more

Mistakes Parents Make Feb 21, 2007

#Pregnancy#The Flinger Family

With the impending arrival of #2, Mr. Flinger and I often find ourselves discussing how a family of three now incorporates a fourth. The transition from two people to three was a difficult one but with a mature outlook and (at times) patient attitudes, we found a rhythm to the family that works for us. LB meshed in to our lifestyle fairly easily and we meshed in to hers. Our personalities go well together, for the most part, with only tiny rebuttals at almost predictable times. This pregnancy is so different to me. Last time around I was unaware of what I was growing, of the person living inside of me. I worried like one would worry about a cancer tumor. Pregnancy was a medical condition to me and while I felt LB moving inside of me, she was a concept I couldn’t quite grasp. The... Read more

Free Elmo! (And you know how much I love me some Elmo) Feb 20, 2007

#Good News

Right now on iTunes, you can download four Elmo Videos for Free. (That’s right, Free!) You know what that means, don’t you? I can cut back on fiber for a bit. *I was not paid in any way to tell you about this. Unless you call being sick and searching for “Free Crap For Your Kids To Do While You Pass Out On The Couch” payment. **Also, you need itunes for that above link to work (it’ll launch the application and take you directly to the download area). You can get iTunes here. Read more

The time I come here to say nothing important. Like I always do. Feb 19, 2007

I mentioned earlier about my Akismet plugin that I implemented? It’s wonderful. In fact, I love it so much that by not logging in as often to the blog here, I was able to watch the Spam Catchers work their little magic. You would think it’s flattering to get 114 comments telling you “Cool site!” with some sort of randomized name attached because, like a true blog addict, “Hey! Someone likes me! Someone likes me!” Sadly, no, you’re just one open comment section waiting to happen. I realize how walking away from a website for a little bit throws the natural order of the world off balance. To those who wrote asking if everything is ok, why yes, thank you, we’re just fine. In fact, there’s really no “I have big news!” or... Read more