Mrs. Flinger: Based on a True Story

I do alcoholism like I do politics: half-assed 28/Jan/2010

#Life#Fitness#Weght Loss and Body Image#Getting to know me

Remember the time I said I was going to quit drinking? Yea, that didn’t work out so great. In fact, that lasted roughly a week, maybe.

So I googled, “ALCOHOLISM” because I like to be all dramatic and diagnose myself with things from Dr. Google. It validates every ache and pain and makes me appreciate the fact that I do, indeed, have roughly 4.23 months to live according to some scientific study based on rats in England.

Apparently, though, I’m only a half-assed alcoholic.

Can’t a girl get some pity around here? Jeeze.

This is an approximation of what Google taught me:

Symptom #1: If you googled this because you think you have... Read more

Seattle Freeways- The App I should have created but didn’t 26/Jan/2010

#Work

I have lofty dreams of being the self-sufficient gardner/technologist/home-maker and they are all crap. CRAP I SAY. Because seriously, the next time I can self sustain recycled technology without updates or the Internetz is the day I’m a freaking billionaire.

So, until I can telepath my way in to your brain bypassing email and other insecure methods and create every app on my own I shall ever need, I’ll introduce you to some of my favorites that I totally had the idea for and never told anyone.

Except via telepathy.

And it totally worked.

We’ll call this category, “She so crazy she couldda made this, baby”

#1 in the series: Seattle... Read more

Clean Eating Articles: Click Through for You 24/Jan/2010

#Flinger Appreciated Links

I thought I’d share some of the fabulous information I’ve recently come across. Some fabulous people are out there writing about diet and fitness much better than I am. Here’s a snippet of some of the awesomeness.

Leigh’s “How to get fat skinny”.

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First, there is a distinction between getting fit and losing weight. I’ll stick to losing weight in this post since... Read more

Productivity and Me: A graph 21/Jan/2010

#Life#Working Mom

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Threaded 20/Jan/2010

#Balance#Depth and Faith#Life

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It’s warm for January. The buds are unsure. The clock says to wait but the weather debates. I notice this as I walk and breathe deeply inhaling the fresh smell of pine and exhaling exhaustion. Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale.

I think about how connected everything is. There is no circle that does not touch another. The trees and the plants, the small town I live. The people I know all know one another. The business I have touches others in my community and the community in which I do business reaches beyond the pond to even more communities.

There is not a single blade of grass in my life that does not belong to the larger... Read more

{broccoli} GIrl Friends 19/Jan/2010

#Life#{W}rite-of-passage

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I was eight when I realized my mom had a best friend. It was one of those moments in life when suddenly my mother was a person to me, not just a mom. It’s like seeing a teacher in the store when you’re a child. A teacher! In a STORE! It stretches your brain to think teachers live anywhere except in the classroom where they wait for you each morning. It humanizes them. Grown-ups: they are people, too?

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I had been playing with Dustin, a friend I only hung out with when my mom and sister went to his house. He... Read more

Delurking Day twenty-ten 14/Jan/2010

#Life

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Confession: I’ve become a complete lurker. When I first started blogging in 2003, I would comment all over the place. I’d say hi, give a “helpful” reply, leave a little love. You might even say I was a comment whore.

Six and a half ohmygod years later, I’ve taken to reading, nodding, thinking and quickly turning to something shiny that’s about to break in the house as my children rush past mom on her computer again.

I’ve taken to reading your blogs on my iPhone while on the toilet, which frankly, does... Read more

The Inner Voice - Mommy Guilt, Family, Work and You 13/Jan/2010

#Life#Working Mom

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Expectations are resentments under construction. - Anne Lamott

The Inner Voice. “Your son needs you. His eyes are so puffy. He needs sleep and your arms.”

The Inner Voice. “You better get your work done on time or you will disappoint. You don’t want to be THAT PERSON. We rail against THAT PERSON. Be a better... Read more

Proud to be the bacon - or alternate title: If I was gay I’d totally be in heaven right now 11/Jan/2010

#Life#Getting to know me

You know how silly these things are, right? Especially when there’s a list for the list after the list of 50 best mommy bloggers (which, frankly, I am so proud to see so many of my friends on there because yea, I have great taste and it’s obviously all about me), so really this is the list for like, the 51st - 100th best mommy blogger?

Dude. Rawkin’ the Bacon.

See, during this brief moment in time, before word gets out there and people actually take notice that this list exists and that you can vote once a day, I’ve snuck in between two of my most favorite, most adored bloggers out there. The Bloggess and SesameEllis.

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{W}rite Challenge- The Job 10/Jan/2010

#Life#Working Mom#{W}rite-of-passage

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My husband stepped out the door and I kissed him good-bye as he headed to work. It wasn’t an unusual scene, but a new one. This particular day was his first heading back to work after the birth of our first child. I was starting a new job as well, as a mother, taking care of an entire human being that had no idea how to hold her head, move her hands with fine motor skills or even that she had hands at all.

I was home taking care of a screaming sack of potatoes that shit hourly on the hour.

I was mortified.

So I held him a little too long that morning, my husband, in the door of our rambler. “I love youuuuuuu. Have... Read more