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.

The GIANT! UPDATE! OF DOOM! Dec 27, 2009

#Family Life

This is how my vacation has gone thus far: Things I plan to do today - Some work for Catapult’s end days. - Bake some bread - Organize the copious amounts of shit in our house for the impending move. - Workout - Do some laundry - Clean the bathrooms - organize the office stuff before the start of the new year Things I actually do in a day - Play Mario Kart - Take a nap I impress with my skills. We’ve had a rough go trying to kick a virus’s ass. The boy? Has been taken over by a large! motherfucking! virus! of doom! Or some alien. Merry Effing Christmas! From the trenches at toddlerhood from Mrs. Flinger on Vimeo. Or Mario. I dunno. I forgot what real people look like. We also realized we aimed a bit too low for this christmas. Behold: Our Christmas Wreath! Yes,... Read more

{W}  -  In an attempt to not be too Amy Grant, My Best Christmas Gift Dec 22, 2009

I’ve struggled with this week’s challenge, which is ironic since I came up with it. Challenge it is, though, as whatever I had in my mind at the time of creating it is long since slipped.  “My Most Memorable Christmas Gift.” It seems silly to think back, even sillier to remember what hit my top list in years past. So excuse the christian-singer-turned-secular-after-a-divorce-cheesy-christmas-list-song-ish of this post, but it’s all I can think of. And it’s everything. This is the year I’m most thankful. This year. This is my most memorable Christmas. I have two healthy children. I have a fantastic marriage, a husband who supports and cares and loves us all. I have a job I love, clients who became friends, friends who support me.  I have... Read more

An update: Clean Eating Flinger Style Dec 21, 2009


As it turns out, one can gain weight if one cooks all natural, whole, delicious home-cooked meals all the time. Hu. Next up? PORTION CONTROL! Mylands but it’s so good. I found an article I wanted to share with you. Clean Eating: Why Eating Clean Is The Unfad Diet That Works. I thought it has a pretty good run-down on the principles behind clean eating. I’ve also decided I may need to take up another sport. Comon, folks, I’m lying to myself here. Do you really gain five pounds eating healthy? OR is it that you don’t workout as heartily as you once did and thus your calorie needs have dropped while your yummy food factor went up? I have a few friends that are in to bike racing. Manual Bike Racing, that is. As in road bikes. I don’t know if I’m one to... Read more

{W}: Lunch Box Dec 15, 2009


It’s that time of week again when I get all excited and horny seeing all the people that participate in the {W}rite-of-Passage challenge. Except this week I’m going to pass myself because SOME PEOPLE totally wore me out and by wore me out I mean whore me out in Vegas. Yo. But here are the people who are much more awesome than I am. Please sign up to participate and to be critiqued. Read more

Flinger’s Creed Dec 13, 2009


I grew up reciting the Apostles Creed every Sunday. I can still turn my mind off and repeat the prayer verbatim. Ironically, as I’m sitting in Sin City with a group of people I met online, I find myself creating a new creed. A “Flinger Creed”, if you will. We don’t believe in the Gods of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Christian Scientist or Judaism. We believe in the wonder and amazement of nature and science. We believe that kindness begets kindness. We believe in the power of community, the strength of people caring for each other, the trickle-down effect of a single act of kindness. We believe in family. We believe in raising children to be free thinkers, to know they are loved for their choices and guide them to make good ones. We believe you have the power... Read more

VEGAS BABY! (I hope oh I hope) Dec 10, 2009

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I’m whispering this post. Please do not wake Karma I think we’re going to Vegas tomorrow. :: looks around for Murphy :: Remember the last time? (Written the day we cancelled our trip to Vegas, May 3rd, 2009) - You can realize you are no longer going to Vegas, the trip you need both for work and mental health. - You can cry about that fact. - Three times. - You can get really sort of pissed off about it but realize there’s nothing you can do as you watch your son teeter around in his diaper bark-coughing his runny nose all over the house and he hoarsely yells “DAINS! DAINS! CHOO CHOO!” - You can realize what an asshole you are. I’m afraid to say anything. Murphy listens. But I think we’re going to Vegas tomorrow for one of my dearest friend’s... Read more

The MIX 10 site boasts powerful, clean visual design and the fantastic user experience you’ve come t Dec 10, 2009


We’re proud to see MIX 10 launch it’s new website. Blue Flavor and Microsoft teamed up to deliver this fantastic site for the upcoming Mix conference in Las Vegas, March 15-17 2010. The MIX 10 site boasts powerful, clean visual design and the fantastic user experience you’ve come to expect from Blue Flavor. Transparency, texture and tranquil colors with a dash of Ajax and jQuery create a pleasing site which guides the user to sessions, speakers, registration and technomania. It’s an honor to work on a site by, for, and in hope of a better web. As always, it’s a pleasure working with Microsoft. We celebrate the launch with you! Also posted at Blue Flavor. Read more

Have yourself a Racially Diverse Christmas Dec 09, 2009

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It seems to me that Racism is gone. I mean, we have a black president. Can’t we all just get along and sing koombia and all that shit? Seriously, people. Do I care what you look like? No. Do I care if you’re an asshole? Very Much So. It would appear, though, that race is most certainly not something that we joke about being a thing of the past. “Ohyea, sorry ‘bout them segregation shit. That’s TO-TALLY our bad.”  (Which, for the record, I did not live back then and thus can only apologize for shit my ancestors did and let you know I think it’s bullshit, too. And hey! How ‘bout we grab a beer! Because deep down I’m totally Canadian. Peace Love Beer. Amen.) No, it appears race is being brought up over and over. I’m fairly... Read more

Clean Food is Dirty! Dec 09, 2009


A wonderful post by my friend Laura who inspired this whole mess to begin with. I have an egg dealer. I found her on CraigsList. Every week or two, I meet her at her downtown office in the middle of the workday for my goods. I slip her some cash - $2/dozen (the best price in town) - and she hands over a couple cartons of product. I’m totally addicted. If you’ve never tasted a fresh, local free-range egg, then you really have never enjoyed an egg before. My pastured eggs are gorgeous. Their vibrant orange yolks stand proudly above pillowy whites; there’s nothing yellow or watery about these beauties. They are flavorful. They are real… ...And they are dirty! Nine times out of ten, my eggs come out of their reused cartons caked with mud, straw, chicken feathers... Read more

Writing Challenge 1- Official Launch : Character Dec 06, 2009


This Monday, as part of the official kickoff of {W}rite-of-passage, I’m doing a story about “Character.” This challenge originally came from Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott and is the structure for which we’re working. This challenge comes after a small rant I made and decided to do something. Welcome to my something. I hope you join in. * Preface: A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to travel to Paris with a friend who lived in Paris and was able to give me a complete tour, on foot, in six hours. One day I’ll eventually share that story with you. For now, though, I am focusing on a character we met on our last leg of the trip waiting for the train back to Leiden. The extent of our meeting was the time it took to take this photo. I saw him from a distance.... Read more