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.

Little Girls and Their Daddies May 24, 2008


“Prince?” “Yes, Snow White?” “Dance with me!” “Prince?” “Yes, Snow White?” “I love you.” One day she’ll dance with him at her wedding. The dress will be different, she will have a new Prince, but I will always remember today. Read more

It’s your birthday and I’ll cry if I want to May 20, 2008

#Life#The Flinger Family#Baby O

Today was not supposed to be your birthday. I was focused on June 15th but you had a different plan. Instead, today, and every May 20th will be a celebration for us. We’ll celebrate your early arrival, your strength, your loving spirit and your joyful soul. Today we’ll celebrate you. You are the baby that took away my words. You are the son that we hoped for. You are the child that laughs easily making everyone smile around you. You are joy. You are happiness. You are very very busy and sometimes you make me so very very tired. You have this habit of wanting to be held while simultaneously wanting to run from our house to California and back before bed time. It’s comical to everyone else watching. It’s a workout for my biceps. I’m thinking of... Read more

Brutally Honest Monday:  In Which I Ask For Your Help May 19, 2008

#Life#Brutally Honest Mondays

It’s a mixed blessing. I love my job. I love coding. I love being a nerd. I love being a mom (most days) and I love my kids. What a curse to have so many wonderful things in my life. I mean, really, who can complain when the sun is out, the house is clean, the clients are poring in and the work is wonderful? Lemme try. My daughter has anxiety. I don’t know what there is to be anxious about at three. My toys! My bed! MY HAIR. It’s everything: the panties that must be pink, the bed that has to be perfect, the barrette that has to be blue with a bow and on the left side. She’s high stress. She worries when I’m upstairs and she’s not. She freaks her shit out when I go lay her brother down in his crib because MommyICan’tSeeYou!! God forbid I need to... Read more

My family. My Country. May 13, 2008

#Life#The Flinger Family

This one is for my Brother-In-Law who was deployed on May 3rd. This is the only website he can get to for a piece of home. Apparently group websites like flickr, myspace, facebook and twitter are off limits but blogs about farting and being driven crazy by two small children are a-ok. Who knew? A lot of people talk about supporting our troops but wish we’d spend less on our military. A lot of people say they love our country but vow to vote in someone who will take the last bits of what makes us unique away. A lot of people want to thank the people who fight to keep us the United States Of America but don’t know how. Here’s your chance. I thought I’d donate one dollar per comment here to their family to help offset the cost of living. My Brother-In-Law has a... Read more

Six, That’s right, Six posts in one! May 08, 2008


This is a Russian roulette of blog posts. Take your pick! 1. Baby O takes his first step! 2. Baby O is diagnosed with his sixth double ear infection in four months. 3. Snacks on a plane: The perils of traveling with Cheeze-its. 4. The “ultrasounds cause autism” myth debunked: Via demonstration: 5. Spray tanning: How to create half moons of white flesh where your boobs lay across your chest during the mist. And, finally… 6: Why I’m going to Arizona with my “normal” three year old for four days and possibly missing my sons second step and seventh round of antibiotics and bringing snacks-on-the-plane with half moon white spaces from mystic tan: Totally worth it? Totally. Read more

Laughing until I fart May 06, 2008

#Life#Social Clutz Loveable Spaz

I just got my first, er, fifty-first piece of hatemail. The IP of writes, “Dear Mrs. Fliger. I’ve known you wanted to be just like Dooce for years but you couldn’t hide it any better? Your web designs suck and your coding is awful and now your stealing ideas from Dooce’s website. Pathetic. Get your own fonts.” Hang on… Hang on… :: PPPPFFTTTTT :: Sorry, I’m laughing… so.. incredibly.. hard.. right… now.. I fart when I laugh. Didn’t you know that? My closest friends know that. I figured I’ve told The Internet that at some point or other. Or maybe I should show you video evidence? So thank you,, for reminding me to not work so much on those sucky designs that I don’t take... Read more

Adding ShareThis plugin to Advanced Typepad Templates May 05, 2008

#Work#Web Design

This is one of those nerdy posts I share that is based on experience and research. After looking for some answers and being very unsatisfied with the amount of information out there, I decided to share this here. If you’re looking for Brutally Honest Monday, I’ll be posting that in a bit. If you’re looking for my laugh-out-loud sense of humor and amazing writing ability, let me know if you find it. I’ve been working on that for years. Let’s get started. What you need 1. You’ll need advanced template access in Typepad. 2. A Share This script for your registered blog. 3. Some HTML knowledge. Basics The Typepad foundation uses Moveable Type tags. You’ll see a tag called< MT Entries > that surrounds your posts. These tags are what list the posts... Read more

The Uncool Post May 01, 2008

#Life#Getting to know me#Working Mom

How cool is it to talk about how you can’t talk? Or blog about your Not Blogging? Or talk about how busy you are at work but can’t talk about Work Stuff? If a blog post posted with nothing on it would anyone read it? Let’s find out. Things are, in a gigantic understatement, both busy, wonderful, and terrifying. I find myself buckling under stress put on by my own self and challenging myself to push through it. It’s a wonderful scary combination of personal growth, professional growth and change. I have my weak moments. I have my strong moment. I’ve cried in the coffee shop because of an IIS server and I’ve laughed out loud with Karen as we tackle jobs together. My children are changing as much as I am. They’re growing and learning and... Read more