Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Aw yeah! Gimme more ...




Silly Bandz!!!!!!!!!

Don't know what they are? Well, they are the new fad/rage/obsession amongst pre-tweens, tweens, and teens. They are rubber bands that come in different shapes (dinosaurs, animals, hearts, etc.) and you wear them like bracelets.

I coulda cared less about them, until today that is, when I saw ..... ZODIAC-shaped Silly Bandz! Oh. My. Gawd.

I totally had to get me som'a that.

The extent of my obsession didn't really set in, though, until later in the day when I found myself envious of a 9 year old girl with .... get this .... *gulp* .... SILLY BANDZ rings on!!!!!!!!!!!

I want me som'a that.

Ok, well I'm off to stare at myself and see how beautiful I look with Silly Bandz on. I also need to finish my letter to Silly Bandz, LLC where I am pleading with them to do a line of rubber bands in the shapes of The Jersey Shore castmates.

Awwww, yeah! (I'm fist-pumping just thinking about it!)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Holy Mother of Mary!


Soon after this sign went up, the phrase, What would Jesus do?, took on a whole new meaning.

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This picture is courtesy of my friend's husband, who was lucky enough to see the sign in person this weekend! (Actually, I stole it from his Facebook page, but whatever ...) You should check out more of his awesome photography here. And, while you're at it, befriend Jason Timestwo on Facebook or follow Two Jasons on Twitter. HIL-AR-IOUS. No, really. I pretty much die laughing when I read their posts!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Rednecks and the words they teach me ...

Frustrated + Flustered = Flustrated

(Fluhs-trey-tid)

Noun (used with object)

1. To be in a state of disappointed-agitated-craziness. I was so flustrated after I discovered that the bottom of my chair was covered in boogers.

2. To feel utterly confused and worthless. I was so flustrated that Sarah Palin seems to be the only one in this country that gets to make up words. What about us rednecks!?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Full Moon Playlist

I was wrong ... I thought tomorrow was the Full Moon, but turns out it's today. Aside from the craziness they cause, I freakin' love Full Moons!!! The coolest thing about tonight's moon, though, is that Jupiter will also be visible. Supposedly this will be the ONLY TIME in our lifetime that a Full Moon and Jupiter will simultaneously appear all-night long.

Purdy freakin' cool, yo.

Anyway, here's my Full Moon playlist - some great background music while enjoying the sky's sights!

Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater
Moondance - Van Morrison
Moon Child - Iron Maiden
Man on the Moon - REM
Black Magic Woman - Santana
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Bark at the Moon - Ozzy Osbourne
Witchy Woman - Eagles
Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
Sister Moon - Sting
Pink Moon - Nick Drake
Harvest Moon - Neil Young
Red Moon - David Gray
Eclipse - Pink Floyd
Sisters of the Moon - Fleetwood Mac
Howlin' at the Moon - Hank Williams
The Moon Is High And So Am I - Roger Miller

Ok, I'm headed outside ...

... If it's cloudy out, I'm gonna be pissed!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ode to Chauncelot (The Finale)

The 365th picture in "A Picture A Day" series.


To celebrate my 365th consecutive day of blogging, I put together a little video for you. The editing is outstanding, camera work is amazing - all in all this video is quite possibly award winning. (Just FYI - Although the quality of this film, whether viewed on full screen or small screen, is simply stellar, it's best to stick with small screen.) You can view my first awesome movie here.

The music in the background is Michael Hurley's Hog of the Forsaken, which is an awesome song! You should definitely go buy it on iTunes. (To Michael Hurley - Please don't sue me for using your song. I don't have any money. And, I only have 29 followers, half of which are my family. Take pity on me, please!)

Thanks to everyone for reading Life in Chauncelot over the past year! The "Picture A Day" series is indeed done ... I'm over it. I haven't made a decision on where Life in Chauncelot will go from here, but I'll figure all that out in due time. Anyway, I've decided to go on a little blogging vacay ... So, if I'm not around over the next few days, don't you fret ...

I will most definitely be back!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Question ???? (APAD)

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Is it animal abuse if you accidentally drop a bottle of beer on your dog and then before you can get to them, they've licked the majority of it off of their coat AND off of the floor, and then later you find that they've tucked themself in bed and are telling you how nauseous they are because the ceiling is spinning?

Didn't happen to me. I'm merely asking for a friend of mine ...

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Load O' Crap (APAD)

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SOUR DOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(I love sour candy ... it's the bestest.)

This evening, I was out sittin' on the back porch, ready to dive into my box of sour goodness, when some kid runs through the alley behind my house, pulls down his pants, and sh*ts in front of my neighbor's shed.

Yeah, you read it right. The kid's a public sh*tter.

W. T. F.

Totally lost my appetite. I can't even look at the Sour Dots anymore.

I hate that kid.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Oh Goody! (APAD)

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Can't wait until the twenty-thirth of September!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Get Smart (APAD)

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"Ah, it's the old - let's put vodka in an awesome skull bottle and sell it for $100 - trick."

Even though I may have pondered purchasing this, purely for the insanely sweet glass skull bottle, the ad execs can't fool me. And, I hate vodka.

Today, in the battle of (Wo)man vs. Marketing Gimmicks, (Wo)man won!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Today I Discovered ... (APAD)

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Driving through a tornado is NOT FUN!

Thankfully, I'm home safe now.

(And, my praying-angel-knick-knack-thingy is still praying.)

All is well.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Rose Petal Witch Hazel (APAD)

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... my new favorite thing!

I've been using just regular Witch Hazel as a facial toner for a long time. I love it because it doesn't dry out your skin, like a lot of alcohol-based toners do, and you can buy a big jug of it for pretty cheap. I found the rose petal stuff a few days ago and decided to try it.

Oh, man ...

It smells sooooo good! Just like roses if you hadn't guessed.

I seriously want to bathe my face in Rose Petal Witch Hazel CONSTANTLY now.

If you're trying to be frugal, I'd stick with the regular stuff because it's only $3 bucks or so for a big thing. I found the rose petal stuff for about $7 and it's only 12 oz. But, it's worth the splurge if you have the money.

**I <3 it**

Ok, so I'm guessing you also noticed the baby shampoo in the above picture.

I feel like I need to clarify it, because, no, I do not have a baby. I don't even think a baby has been inside my house now that I think about it ...

But, yes, I do have baby shampoo.

Why?

Well, I discovered that baby shampoo is an excellent and very frugal alternative to make-up remover. I only wear mascara, but I use a small dab of baby shampoo every night to wash it off. Works great and doesn't sting the eyes!

**I <3 this stuff too**

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Drumsticks for Dinner (APAD)

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Ice cream for dinner ... Yeah, it's been one of those kind of evenings.

Anyway, I've been laying on the couch, staring at the ceiling, and all I can think about is the show Ghost Adventures (GA). Have you ever seen it? If you have, I'm so sorry. If you haven't, don't bother. It is such a stupid show. Now, I'm a ghost hunter and I love shows about ghostages, but GA is soooooo freakin' dumb I can't even stand it.

The host of GA is this muscular, spikey-haired douche - the kind of guy who thinks he's super hot, but isn't ... at all. His "crew" consists of two other dudes who basically hold cameras and film him being attacked by ghostages. They go to haunted places around the country (sometimes around the world), spend the night, and film their experiences. I will admit that some of the places they go to are pretty cool. Some I have been to myself ... Moundsville Prison being one. Anyway, what I hate the most about GA, is that they ALWAYS find something ... They always see a ghost; a ghost will touch them; one time a ghost took the host douche over and he became angry and violent; and in every episode a ghost will say "I'm gonna kill you" or "Get out" into their tape recorders.

Um, excuse me.

I don't think so.

There is no way that the douches at GA have that many ghostly experiences per episode. No. Freakin'. Way. That's why I love the peeps at Ghost Hunters (GH). If you watch GH, they rarely see or hear things. And, they always try to find non-ghostly explanations for what they experienced. It may not be as exciting as GA, because they're not getting possessed by something every 5 minutes, but at least when they do find something it's a little more believable.

Ok. Well, now y'all know what I've been thinking about.

Back to staring at the ceiling!

Monday, September 13, 2010

I (heart) bottles (APAD)

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I was gonna say, "Dang, this Mexican pop in a bottle totally rocks!" But, who am I kidding? I love anything that comes in a bottle! Well, almost anything. If it's filled with breast milk, baby formula, or Mezcal, you can keep it for yourself.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Electrically-Based Freak Out (APAD)

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That is me after my meltdown (aka screaming crazy lady rage) today over the usage of electricity in the household.

There are only so many times one person can say (scream), "TURN OFF THE LIGHTS," or "When you leave a room, turn the switch to OFF," or "If you leave your TV on all night again, I'm gonna rip the cord out and use it to hang myself, OK? ... FREAKIN' TURN IT OFF!!!!!!!!"

I have probably said those phrases, or variations thereof, at least 5 times a day, every day, over the past 3 years that we've lived in this house. Now, let's calculate this: 3 years = 1,095 days. 1,095 days x 5 phrases per day regarding electrical usage = 5,475 reminders I have given. And, that's a low estimate.

Me thought everyone had PLENTY of chances to turn their electrical neglect around and avoid my ensuing wrath.

I thought wrong.

Today, I hit my boiling point. The basement light was left on all night, because someone apparently "Uh, just forgot I guess." Then, after I got back from hiking this morning EVERY SINGLE light in the house was on and I wish I was exagerrating. Why? I have no freakin' clue since it was the middle of the day. The fridge door was left ajar for who knows how long; a vacuum was left running with no one running it for at least 20 minutes before I shut it off; I just realized our front porch light was on this afternoon and probably has been on for, oh, I'd say DAYS. I could go on and on about all the electrical wastefulness that has occurred today ...

But, I won't.

I may be an AEP Nazi, but I have that right. I pay the effin' bills, people.

Ok, thanks for listening. It's off to patrol the house ... And, if there are any switches in the ON position, you may just find me in jail tomorrow morning.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Recipe: Cheese + Tortilla (APAD)

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Today, I had such a craving for Taco Bell's cheese roll-ups that I drove all the way to town just to get one. Combine it with a side of Fire sauce and I'm in heaven.

I often partake in the cheesiness of the roll-ups. And, I often go out of my way just to spend 79 cents for one.

Even now, I'm craving more. MORE CHEESE ROLL-UPS! SOMEONE, GIVE ME MORRREEEE!!!!!

Damn you, Taco Bell, for offering such a delicious value menu item and making the recipe so elusive, and probably so difficult, that it's impossible for one to replicate at home.

Damn you.

Friday, September 10, 2010

O.M.G. (APAD)

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Friday night spent doing HOURS of high school physics ...

Now, that's what I call a freakin' fun time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not.

Anyway, over the past 3 1/2 hours I have taught myself how to calculate time, distance, acceleration, velocity and a bunch of other crap. I conquered all the dumb problems that included people throwing darts, a football player's path of linear motion, a plane moving and stopping and then freakin' moving and stopping some more ...

Basically, I've spent tonight learning about all the stuff I really care about.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Elliana Katherine (APAD)

The 353rd picture in "A Picture A Day" series.


My little niece-icles has arrived!!!

I can't wait to meet her and give her the type of loving torture only a good Auntie can provide.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Thank you (APAD)

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To everyone thinking about spending thousands of dollars on a new/used car ...

Do it.

You get 18 choco-chip cookies in the mail a few days later. The soft-style kind.

Totally worth the debt you got yourself into.

Ok ...

I'm gonna go take my thank you cookies and sit in a corner, eat them, and sob.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

My Love Affair with Amy (APAD)

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Not only is Amy healthy, but she tastes good.

Sooooooooooo good.

I don't know who she is, but she makes the best frozen dinners I've ever had! Her stuff is pricier than most of the other brands I've seen, but it really is quite tasty and, for me, that makes up for the price difference. You should really check her out. She typically hides in a very, very small part of the frozen meals section at Walmart. Amy probably hangs out at other stores too, but my budget doesn't allow me to deviate much ...

I only hope that Amy can bring you the love and happiness she has brought me!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Et Cetera ... (APAD)

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It's the end of a long and lovely extended weekend.

Blahhhhhh.

Oh well-io. That's the way it goes.

Here's just a brief recap of all my excitement over this wonderful weekend:

1. Drove around Chauncelot and enjoyed the sights and sounds. (Even as a resident, I never tire of the pure dysfunction Chauncelot has to offer.)

2. Cut up a crapload of habeneros and then rubbed my eyes and nearly burnt my eyelids off.

3. Saw The American. I really liked it, but then again I usually like artsy films. If you're expecting action and excitement, don't even bother with it.

4. Made Black Magic Cake. Yummmmmm. Highly recommended, even for the non-witch-wannabes out there.

5. Was physically assaulted by an old woman when I was out shopping this weekend. Granny visciously shoved me aside to score some of the $1 bargains I was looking at. Biznatch!

6. Ummmmmm. Don't remember.

7. Talked to my plants. (Plants need love too.)

8. Found a perfect stick to make a perfect witch's broom. Ya know, so I can ride around at night and do super cool witchy-type things with it.

9. Thought about my thoughts.

10. Wondered why I had to make 5 trips to Walmart this weekend.

11. Etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc

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Goodbye, long weekend, goodbye. You were great while you lasted!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Freakinator (APAD)

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That's how my dog sleeps.

Every single night.

Freakin' weirdo!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Coke in a Bottle (APAD)

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I saviored every last drop. It's that good!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Dear Mr. Douchenheimer, (APAD)

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You annoy me.

Just because your wheelchair happens to be motorized doesn't give you the right to park in a parking spot. Thanks to you and your chair, I had to park in the very back of the lot because every other spot was taken.

I spit on your chair when I walked by it.

Despite your - "I'm in a motorized wheelchair and can do whatever I want" - sense of entitlement, I am impressed by your survival skills. In order to get to this McDonald's you would had to have taken a main road with no sidewalk. I can't even begin to imagine the amount of people who thought about killing you as they were forced to slowly drive behind you.

I hope we never meet again.

By the way, have you met Naschair?

Sincerely,
Danielle

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Very Important Date in History! (APAD)

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I bet you didn't realize that today is the only day in all of history where the date will match the zip code of one of the best shows from the 90's ...

90210 baby !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Even I can't quite yet grasp the historical significance of this day.

Ok, I gotta run ... Kelly and Donna are waiting for me at the Peach Pit.

Check ya later!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

How We Roll ... (APAD)

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Sh&t y'all, ain't no need for vans or passenger cars ... that's what the bed of a truck is for!