Monday, October 8, 2007

Refrigerators Open From the Inside

Yes, yes, my blog design is new. Mia, over at The Blog Cafe came up with this awesome design for me! The picture of the old lady (that's me!) in the shoe was done by Rick at Organized Doodles. Pretty cool, huh? For those of you who felt the need to write and let me know that you don't like my new layout. Ummm, how to put this nicely....I didn't actually ask for a vote on the new design. I like it. If you have a different design in mind, start your own blog and knock yourself out! :)

I'm all for learning. I learn something every day. Today I learned that if you're inside a refrigerator and the door latches shut, you can actually open it from the inside which is a handy little feature.

I also learned that men are big babies when it comes to being sick. (I actually learned this one a long time ago, but it was reinforced tonight.)

I learned that despite how often you pull the refrigerator out from the wall and vacuum behind it, it's never quite enough.

I learned that six year olds don't always have the best sense of time. My first grader told me today, "It looks like your computer hasn't been dusted in like thirty years!" Ummm thanks, hon. (By the way, I dusted it six days ago.)

My friend, Denise sent me this questionnaire because she's just "fun" that way. Thanks, Dee! Anyway, I figured I'd post it here so you can all learn something too.

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Tony Orlando's sidekick?

2. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
No

3. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
I could only dream of being friends with me!

4. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
Never

5. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS
Yes, in a jar in my bathroom

6. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
Only if someone was threatening to vomit on me if I didn't.

7. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Hmmmm, Quaker 100% natural granola. I think. It's either that or Waffle Crisp!

8. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
I don't own tie shoes, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't untie them if I did.

9. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
Well, my biceps could put Arnold Schwarzenegger's to shame since I carry kids around all day, but the rest of me is um, decidedly not strong.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Yes

11. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Hmmmm, that's a tough one. Their eyes. Unless there's something very obviously freaky about them, like black teeth or a tattoo on their nose or pink hair....

12. RED OR PINK?
The red ones taste like cherry and the pink ones like strawberry

13. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
I miss my brain.

14. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU?
Oh yes please! I don't get nearly enough mail these days!

15. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
jeans and no shoes

16. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE ?
dinner - pork roast, corn, and some sort of squishy potato glop.

17. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
football game in the other room, my son sneezing repeatedly, and a Seinfeld rerun.

18. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
I think I'd be a little too concerned about the fact that I'd turned into a crayon to care about the color!

19. FAVORITE SMELLS?
19 favorite smells?
Coconut
New baby smell
Suntan lotion
Pumpkin pie
Baby powder
Apple pie
Clean laundry
Rain
Fresh bread baking
Cookies
Ocean
Pina coladas
Pizza
Vanilla
Cinnamon
Tiramisu
Campfires
Chocolate
A new book

20. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
My agent (it still cracks me up to say that)

21. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?
I did until she sent me this

22. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Does Iron Chef count?

23. HAIR COLOR?
I refuse to tell you my real color. It's brown now.

24. EYE COLOR?
Green

25. FAVORITE FOOD?
That's a tough one - cookies, pizza, big fat salads, pasta, chicken, donuts, Italian, Mexican, seafood, well except fish - Ew.

26. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
Give me a happy ending every time.
We'll kiss and make up,
That's a very peaceful sign.
Give me a happy ending every time.
Don't be unhappy, everything will work out fine.

27. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
Harry Potter something or other

28. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
blue

29. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Well, I think it's fall although it feels like summer

30. HUGS OR KISSES?
Kisses - they're chocolate.

31. FAVORITE DESSERT?
see # 10

32. WHAT BOOK( s) ARE YOU READING NOW?
I just read the ABC Book, The Foot Book, Ten Apples up on Top, and There's a Wocket in my Pocket.

33. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
I'm embarrassed to admit there are Pokemon on it. I think I need a new one with a lovely beach scene.

34. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT?
Everybody Loves Raymond rerun

35. FAVORITE SOUND?
Water. Unless I have to pee, that is. Or my kids laughing. Or fires crackling. Or coffee brewing. Pretty much anything besides screaming and fighting.

36. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
Both are really bad when they go through your washing machine

37. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
The Bahamas

38. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
I can say all the states in alphabetical order. I don't think that's a talent so much as a stupid human trick though.

126 comments:

Heather said...

Are your favorite smells in order? I see "new baby scent" is number two.

Heather

zoloftmom said...

you go, girl! do what you want and make no excuses! your new layout is cool and zoloft mom thinks u r cool 2. stay feisty.

zoloftmom said...

oh, forgot to say what about "stinky sweaty baby" for a favorite smell. i love this scent, for some reason.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your new site design. Very cool! Dawn, Please keep telling your stories. You make us all smile. I just want to say, Thank you so very much for the smiles and giggles. ;) I can't wait for your book to be published. Take care and I wish you happy, healthy times with lots of laughter. (((((hugs)))))

Omar said...

Hi Dawn:

Your new blog layout is gorgeous. I could recognize each one of your children.

No apologies for your selection. Love your daily posts. Keep on writing and making us stretch our laughing muscles.

God Bless,

Omar.-

A Whole Lot of Nothing said...

I like to smell diesel fumes from big rigs. Maybe that's why I, too, miss my brain.

Love your new product review blog by the way! ;)

Jennifer said...

Again, love the new site!
I love the smell of my baby!

Anonymous said...

Dawn, you are great. This got me laughing so hard. Man, I'm wiping mascara out of my eyes just so I can type this. HA! Ok, well, keep up the excellent work. Your new layout is fantastic! Also, I haven't been reading many comments lately, but hope I haven't missed the World News airing. Do post about it when it happens, won't you? Love ya!!

Greta said...

Love the new blog site! Love that it doesn't take forever to load! Love that I now know your first name. Somehow I missed that part -oops!
I thought of you earlier as I was catching up on emails, I looked over to see my daughter nicely coloring, but then I noticed that she had neatly packed her crayons into a new crayon holder... my large spools of 3-cord thread. At least they're contained huh?
Ooh, loved the questionairre too!

Ruth said...

I love the new look of your blog!! I also loved your questionaire answers. I always know to come here when I need a pick-me-up. Thanks so much!!

VanDerHoekArt said...

Great new blog design! It has so much more personality.

Thank you for today's post! I'm glad I'm not the only one who hates getting silly questionnaires emailed to them.

Dee Dee said...

Love the new artwork but especially the husband running away. Hits a little close to home, maybe why it's so funny. Others might not even notice! I have to tell you that I can also recite all the states in alphabetical order (a little trick I learned from "Glee" club in elementary school. Love your blog, it makes me feel like I might actually make it as a mother. Have your kids ever locked you out of the house? That is my 3 year olds' favorite trick (or in the basement). He won't open the door either unless I bribe him with candy or something. It's a problem in the winter when the hidden key is buried under 3 feet of snow. Oh well, love your positive energy! :)

Me, Myself and I said...

I like you're new look! The cartoon of the family is great!

Rene said...

Wow! The new layout looks fantastic! Thanks for making me laugh. I have a medically fragile child, so my life is pretty stressful caring for him. You brighten my day!

Anonymous said...

Iron chef rocks.
If Hugs are chocolate, what are kises?
Love the new look.
And, referring back to a previous entry - I really wanted a smiley photo of my boy and resorted to saying "stinky butt" to get it.
And the missing brain? I think the official medical terminology for my condition is "Cottage Cheese For Brains - or CCFB (for those in the know)". A condition brought on by pregnancy, it worries me that I won't recover from it and people will never know if I have senile dementia or I am just normal old "post babies" me.

keep up the good work.

Hilmarose said...

NOT that you asked for my vote either BUT... I LIKE the layout!

nutralady2001 said...

Wow love the new layout!!! Rock on!

Linda Bowen said...

OMGosh! I was laughing soooo hard at those answers you gave!

Your new layout looks fabulous btw... LOVE the cartoon drawing!

Fiona said...

roflmao... that was rich... I needed that laugh... and I for one, like the new design, especially the art.

Amy said...

Hi, I just wanted to say thanks for using the word "glop." I don't think I've heard or read that since finishing the 6th grade reading assignments many years ago.

I love your sense of humor, but I like that you're serious at times as well. You and Erma Bombeck would have been bosom friends.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn! Love, Love, LOVE your new web design! It's fun and fresh!

By the way, having recently purchased (as in my husband went to the store because I HATE shopping for appliances) a new refrigerator, I found out that there are fridges you can buy without freezers! I love it! It's all fridge!

We bought a separate, small chest freezer that holds half a cow. I now feel like a farm wife (the closest I'll ever be to a farm wife since we live in the middle of a city) every time I open it and do an excavation for dinner.

Love your list, especially your favorite smells. One of mine, I'm ashamed to admit, is the smell of a freshly opened pack of cigarettes. Not ones that are lit, just opened. I don't smoke and my husband quit smoking years ago, but that new cigarette smell is very comforting. I think it has to do with my father, a man who will never be able to give them up...

And kittens. I love the smell of kittens. Especially when they are all bright eyed and full of energy...

Lanel said...

"For those of you who felt the need to write and let me know that you don't like my new layout. Ummm, how to put this nicely....I didn't actually ask for a vote on the new design. I like it. If you have a different design in mind, start your own blog and knock yourself out! :)"

OK, that has to be about the funniest thing ever...LOVE it...thanks :)

Ruby said...

Enjoyed your list - until I got to the rolling stones & beetles comment.... I laughed a little too loudly for antipodean arvo siesta time (that's Australian Afternoon nap time - AANT).

bigwhitehat said...

Since you have actually valued my opinion on blog workings in the past, let me compliment the new design.

It rocks!

Kia said...

Had to have a giggle at the mini survey questionaire thingymabob =)

I've got bright UV pink hair, so I guess that means I stand out LMAO

Kia xxx

Anonymous said...

You vacuum behind your refrigerator?!

I'm impressed!

Mrs. Guthrie said...

The new design rocks... What do those people that wrote you to tell you they don't like it know?? Sheesh.

Kim said...

You are too funny! I love your answers...a fellow smart @#$#@. I grew up in Vermont and therfor love the smell of cows. My husband thinks it's really gross as do my children. Oh well. These are also people who put ketchup on everything including string cheese! And they have the nerve to tell me I'm gross? :)

Jennifer Schmitt said...

I like your new design too! I just miss the picture of your "chocolate" daughter. It always made me smile.

Jen

plainprecious said...

I love the new layout. Tell ones that dont to go pound salt. I have no idea what that means but my husband always says it!!! LOL

I have a friend that sends me questionaires like that she told me once that I am the only one who always returns them. why because its something adult to do. My answers are always much like yours.

Well I gotta make this short since I have 2 hours to get ready for trip to farm with my 2 preschoolers. This ought to be fun since there is something wrong with my left foot and I am limping. Who knows whats wrong with it. Sigh maybe I will go to the doctor. Take care

Oh I love it that blog comes up right away and that it no longer freeezes to. Oh and there isnt a box tht pops up when doing the comments!!!! Bravo!!!!

Ta ta Elisabeth

Sherry said...

At first I thought I'd made a wrong click but I really do like the new look on your site. Your blog is the smile before my coffee in the morning.

Sherry
Blog: http://strideright1988.blogspot.com/

Sara said...

I love the new look of the site!!

And please, please keep writing. I know it has got to be difficult to keep up, but you have too many fans to stop making us have huge belly laughs!!! (In other words, you're making my fat jiggle, lol).

Loth said...

You're supposed to vacuum behind the fridge? Now I'm depressed.

Lena said...

IF you know the names of states in alphabetical order because of a song, we must have had the same elementary school music teacher! My kids think it's hilarious. I like the new layout the way.

The Rocking Pony said...

Bwahahahaha! I love your sense of humor.

Hey, because you have nothing else to do (cough, cough) I'm having a FREEBIE giveaway over at my blog. If you don't have time to hop over maybe some of your readers do.

Merlin T Wizard said...

Thanks for the list, Dawn. You made me look this up:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoxRb8aPcEM

And I thought I was the only person that remembered The Pirate Movie! Ah, good times!

Anonymous said...

You are so darn funny Dawn! I Loved the Rolling Stone or Beatle answer. Also Love the new blog design. I love to draw to. I just finished drawing a dramatifite..Ya know the toenail fungus dude! Take care, Kristine

Alyson said...

In reference to husbands being babies when they are sick, I think we all could blog aboutthat !!
my friends and I call it the 'MAN COLD' ... It must be something we women never get because if we did my goodness nothing would ever get done !!

cheers,Alyson

jc said...

The new look for the site is great! I like Rick's artwork.

Rana said...

Love the new design! The Old Woman in the Shoe is great! I could recognize each of your kids! Questionaire was soo funny. I love it that I can always get a laugh when I log onto your site.

Cat-a-holic, Lilly and Laila said...

Love the new layout! Even though I don't have kids, your blog is one of my favorites!

becky said...

Personally, I really like the new design! Keep up the writing...it brightens my day.

Sara said...

Wow, I LOVE the new layout. I thought I was in the wrong place for a sec there but that picture is just so Cute with a capital C.

And I love the way you answer those questionnaires. I always mess around with them too (when I have the patience to fill them out, that is)

I've decided that I want to be a mother just like you. Now all I need is a baby, lol.

Betsey said...

Love the quote from the Pirate Movie - one of my favorites of all time!

Kris H. said...

LOVE the new look!

Hoffman Family said...

I LOVE you new blog design!! Way too cool! Now I know I have the most boring blog out there. Love your answer for #10 (its the truth for most of us).

Dana said...

I absolutely love the new layout for the blog. It really does help me put into perspective my life. Yes its okay that my house is always a mess because I have 6,soon to be 7, wonderful children that bless my life everyday. It hard but who would want to change our lives for any stuffy old job!! Dana

Michelle said...

HUGS are chocolate too!

http://www.hersheys.com/products/details/kisses.asp?id=790-925

I am one of those wierd people who cannot eat chocolate, especially milk or white. I can have the occasional small piece of dark chocolate but the memory of how ill i get ruins the experience for me. That just means there's more for the other 3 chocoholics in my household.

cardiogirl said...

Isn't that interesting how people think they "know" you well enough (because they read you) to say they don't like the design?

I guess that can be looked at as a good thing, right? You write well enough for people to think they can speak their minds.

Good job on the re-design!

cardiogirl, low tops optional

Calfkeeper said...

Dawn,
Ha, love your new look! Especiallyhow the dad is on his way out of the picture while the mom is juggling all the kids. Cute and appropo!

CK

Veggiemomof2 said...

I wish I could remember who referred me here! I owe them a HUGE hug!! You definitely remind me that I am not alone in this chaotic profession called SAHM!

Pattie said...

I love your new layout..Thanks for the daily dose of motherhood at its best

Manic Mom said...

Perfect! What a great new site. And wow, wouldn't that cartoon make for a terrific book cover!!!

I love the list, and so many of your clever answers! I may have to steal this one from you... of course, I'll note the fact on my blog that I stole it from you because I know you're not getting enough comments these days! Bwahah!...

Just had my 20th HS reunion on Saturday so after I sober up I'll do the list on my blog! So fun! Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

I love the new look. Besides your professional now! LOL, Your cartoon of you and the kids is so cute. Your doing a great job.

Jamie said...

Sunday, at church, a 7 year old that I had just met was really into telling me about her grandmother dying when she was one day old.(I doubt that was true...but I digress!) Anyway, she said to me, "My Grandma was *really* old, close to a hundred when she died. She was probably like 22 years old!!" Well, this 42 year old did all I could to not bust out laughing in this earnest little girls face! So, guess this means kids that are 7 have no sense of time, either!!

BTW, I LOVE the new blog design. You know what you can tell all those people who don't like it, right?!?! :-)

Cheryl said...

As I have said before I love the new look of your blog but I thought I would add that I am missing your chocolate faced little sweetie that always greeted me when I first would come to your site. It was such a sweet and funny picture.

Amie (of Amie and Brad) said...

I LOVE THE PIRATE MOVIE. I thought I was the only one! Thanks for brightening my day again!

stormy said...

Funny...I was named after Tony Orlando and the Dawns, too. Stormy Dawn. My parents were trying to play a cruel joke, I guess.

Love your blog, keep up the good work!

Teacherperson said...

I much prefer the new look. That was a fun quiz to read. A heavy dose of sarcasm makes it more interesting.

"Favorite ice cream--yes"--Best answer ever!
~Mary

Stella said...

I would comment on the new layout but you didn't ask...
Seriously though! LOVE IT!

Love the questionnaire too! I may have to "steal" that and fill in my own witty repartee.

Becky in East Tennessee said...

You dont know me from the man in the moon, but I sooo love reading your daily quips about being a Mom. You remind me to laugh and hug my kids rather than strangle them (which I might add, is my first instinct). I looove your new layout! VERY COOL!

Anonymous said...

Love your new website! There are always those you fear change!!!

You have the ::best:: list of fave smells.. I mean I love them all too and have thought of them at one time or another but have never come up with ALL of them at one time. It would have taken me forever. It probably took you 2 mins. I also think you have inspired me to only answer those polls from friends in a funny but purely sarcastic way from now on - no more straight shooting so THANKS! (-;

Keep the funny stuff coming!
Tory from Orlando
(we DO have big bugs here, but we also have bug spray)

suburbancorrespondent said...

Terrific new look! Love it! As for me, I'll take someone throwing up on me over bungee-jumping. I mean, I've already done the former, and I've survived.

Love you, love you, love you! Thanks for being real!


Gotta go clean up some vomit now - the fun never stops.

Toni said...

From greta - new crayon holder - my child got one too - my eyeglass case. The inside is now scribbled with blue, orange, red, black, green, & purple. Beautiful.

Love the new design - poo on people that felt the need to say that they didn't like it.

I just said poo...hmmmm.

I guess I miss my brain as well.

Keep on writing, I love reading! :)

Toni

Anonymous said...

I lubs me "The Pirate Movie"! Give me a happy ending....everytime!

Mom*2*5*princesses*&*2*peapod*girls said...

I LOVE your new layout (not that you're asking, LOL!!). I just thought I would throw that out there. It's very cute. Yes, we can all pick out your kids now! Don't you just love those questions? What Mom doesn't love the sweet smell of their babies??? Well,except for when they explode POOP all the way up their backs and in to their hair!! Keep up the great work!

Melissa said...

LOL about the mouse pad. I think you will appreciate what I use for a mouse pad...my refrigerator manual. At least if the refrig breaks I know where to find the manual!!

Laura said...

Like the new layout. Pretty snazzy. I only have two boys, but they seem like more. Come visit my blog www.texasokie.blogspot.com
(because you have so much time on your hands) hee hee

Christi said...

Despite what others may say, I love your new layout! Keep it up. :-)

carrie & troy keiser said...

Love the new design and the old lady in the shoe is awesome! Thanks again for the laughs.

Becky said...

LOVE the new look!

LOL, Dawn! Not sure I wanna know how you learned that about the refrigerator opening from the inside...and I totally hear you on the vacuuming behind the fridge never quite being enough. I was embarrassed when my husband pulled ours out recently. Enough Cheerios to feed my toddler for a week! (Don't worry, I didn't. Feed them to him, I mean. But he did dance on them in heavy toddler shoes while I went for the broom, grounding it to powder that he then tracked all over the floor in in two seconds flat. *sigh*

BethAnn said...

I love that you quoted a song from "The Pirate Movie". That movie is CLASSIC. As if I didn't already think you were awesome, you have now further confirmed your greatness and good taste. Now I need to put that movie on my Netflix queue.

Cheers!
BA;)

justmylife said...

I love your new design! Tell those who do not like it to ..... well..... take a time out in the corner!!!

tootsiegrace said...

I love your new blog layout! Your picture captures the zaniness that is your life and with kids perfectly! I miss the darling picture of Baby with the chocolate face, though!

I am still addicted to your blog and cant wait to read your book!

Tara said...

tee hee. You're funny.

Matchbox Mom said...

Dawn,
You're hillarious!
I love the new layout! Especially the picture! It's darling! Howcome I have to end every sentance with an exclamation point!?!!

Tami

Amy said...

I love the new design!
~Amy

http://granolasdodallas.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I love your new blog!! Whoever said they didn't is crazy!
I enjoy reading, from Arkansas

Homeschool Housewife said...

I love the new layout and sketch. I also love when people answer these kinds of questionaires on their blogs. It gives the silliest information and you did a great job making it funny. I also love the nod to The Pirate Movie. I saw it the other day (my TiVo gifted it to me) and it was such a flashback!

Enjoy all your success.

KATE said...

Dawn! You know The Pirate Movie? No WAY!!! I thought I was the only person in the world who knew & loved that movie!! Give me a happy ending...Seriously no one ever has even heard of that movie!!!
I know you don't care what I think, but I love the new layout!! & how exciting that you have an agent. Good Job!!
- Kate

Anonymous said...

The new look is great. Pay no attention to the morons behind their keyboards.

Cherokee said...

Hi Dawn,

Love your blog and as I am not a fan of Pokemon, I would like to send you a mousepad from my site http://cherokeesworld.com

Please, take a look and contact me via the email address on the site with which one you would like to have as well as your address. I'm sorry that I don't have any beach scenes, but I do have some nature landscapes and wildlife.

Cherokee

Denise said...

I think knowing how to say (sing?) the states in order is GREAT! It comes in handy when testing kids on their capitols, and, when I sing it, they go nuts and beg me to stop! This little song I learned in 5th grade has come in soooo handy!

healthymomof2 said...

LOVE the new blog layout - its awesome!

MollyB, Bloggerin said...

Love the new design!

Shannon said...

IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
I think I'd be a little too concerned about the fact that I'd turned into a crayon to care about the color!

I loved this answer! I feel the same way. When I get these 'surveys' I always get stuck on that one. I usually put something like, ummm...

Do you mind if I borrow your answer? I said what was on my mind perfectly. ROFL

Heidi said...

Very funny!

The cartoon is great! (Except--sorry to point it out--your one son's science experiment seems to be puffing into an unfortunate area of your other son... Whoops!)

I love your sense of humor--thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anSpBUxsgAU
I think you'll like this funny mom Dawn seeing as you're a funny mom yourself :-)

Erin said...

You make me smile! And I love your new blog look. Very nice.

Jessica said...

Hey there "because I said so".
I've been reading your blog well since your Ebay auction :) I've never commented, well, just b/c you seem to have enough of them :P But I just couldn't help myself today. I've been wanting to tell you how much I enjoy your posts! Your sarcasim is horrible :D and halarious all at the same time...coming from a sarcastic person myself!
Being a mom of 4 (in five yrs) I relate to your blogs SO freakin' much! I swear! And all at the same time I prob wont check to see if you comment this comment, so If you choose to, maybe you could contact me at Jdove80@yahoo.com I'm also on myspace and have a blog of my own. Not nearly as funny as yours, and to be honest my computer hardly works so it's not updated, but it's www.jdove80.blogspot.com.
Thanks for the laughs!
Jessica

MarshmallowMom said...

Great new site, hilarious as usual. Thanks, Dawn! I miss the picture of your chocolate daughter too. :-)

Chele said...

I think the new page design looks great. :P~~ (big raspberry) to those who don't like it.

Alyssia C. said...

I love the new look of your blog...more so, I like your response to people who don't like the look of your new blog!! You always keep me laughing!!

Andrea said...

I love the new look of your blog!! That shoe drawing is aweseom!! Love it!!

Jenny in Ca said...

I really like the new look, the woman in the shoe is perfect! you are right, it others hate it, they should go out and get their own blog...

Kitty said...

Love the new look... love your answers... and heck with those who don't! Their mouse button clicks on other links too.

MKB said...

Answer to #26...
The Pirate Movie??

I have never actually met someone who knew that movie other than the Christopher Atkins-obsessed friend I rented it with when I was 10.

If you have no idea what I am talking about then you most likely didn't watch that movie. You were probably more posh and saw the Pirates of Penzance.

kila said...

LOL! I have taken that smae quiz! My sister and friend send them to me all the time.

All moments remembered said...

Hi Dawn,
Love love love the new design! How stinking cute is the cartoon drawing too?
Well one by one my family has had the flu bug. I now am on the 3rd day of mine but feeling somewhat better. If only the sore throat and fever would go away now. If your hubby has this I can vouch for him that it is horrible and I have become a huge baby too. My hubby has not gotten this yet and I dread the thought of that happening because he will be worse then I could ever be.

Cool thing is even while I am sick my store keeps getting sales. Those bo bunny word albums are a huge hit. Very hard to get your hands on too.

Hope you all stay healthy!!
Stacey

Nicki said...

I really can't believe you took the time to answer all those, but very clever answers! And I have to ask--how do you know you can get out of the refrigerator??

Li'l Foot's Mommy said...

I'm new to reading your site, but I love it and I love the design...so pfffttt...to the mean people who weren't nice to you!

Colleen said...

I only have 2 kids and never vacuum behind the fridge! Under the stove occassionally, but never the fridge.

Also, love the new lay-out! That cartoon is AWESOME! And didn't realize you live in Chicago--I grew up in the South Suburbs and ever since I moved to DC, I've been OBSESSED with all things Chicago, including moving back...*sigh*.

Sarah R. said...

Wow, I guess there are quite a lot of us who know and love The Pirate Movie. Of course now I have that song going through my head, but there are worse things I guess. Takes me back to when I was a kid and I used to act out the whole thing line for line with custume changes and everything. I can still probably do the dance to the Happy Ending song.

Heather said...

Love the new site design. You responses to those questions had me snort/laugh at the office. Not pretty. You crack me up.

Debi said...

I just dont understand people that would take the time to complain to you about your layout? Just boggles the mind. They are the same ones that feel it's ok to say to you...'you need to lose about 15 pounds before you wear that again...God bless your heart'. Because we all know that anything followed with 'bless her heart' or 'God love her' is safe to say.

That outfit makes her look so big, bless her heart. Her house looks like it aint been touched in 10 years, bless her heart...her website is just awful, God love her. So just ignore it, LOL. I love your new design, think it suits you very well. I love the image of your husband on there, priceless. And the kids all over is great. I have 5 of my own so I know what that's like.

Just stay true to yourself & those that are your true friends will stand by ya. I'm doing a Bible Study called The Friendships of Women and it is awesome...I highly recommend it!!

Thanks Dawn for more laughs, that I can ALWAYS use. Have a blessed day.

Rotgut McCoy said...

I love both scary movies and happy endings, but I usually can't afford the latter.

And men get to be big babies when we're sick. But only because we have to pretend that any injury, even the mortal kind, are in fact painless scratches that we didn't even notice until you women pointed out the blood, severe bruising, clearly broken bone, and/or severed limb. Plus we kill spiders and mice for you. It's like a trade.

Anonymous said...

I'd take a baby-sick husband over a stoic-sick husband any day. Last time my DH was sick, he took all the doors off the bedrooms, frames and all. Why? Because he had wanted to replace them and thought he might as well do it since he was home sick. Sadly, he hadn't bought/painted any replacements yet, so we went doorless for a month before he found the time to finish it.

whimseycreations said...

Oh you just crack me up!!! I read your blog first thing every day when I get home from work to get some laughs and fortify myself for cooking dinner!
Jill

Brenda said...

Sigh. I needed to laugh today. Thanks!

Heather O. said...

You vacuum behind your fridge?

justgottalaugh said...

Thank for making me laugh out loud
!! I needed that :)

sonic7 said...

Hi Dawn!

I'm the nut with the 7 kids--you have to have a sense of humor or you'd end up in a ward somewhere! I think that your new bloy layout is cute--I can't believe that anyone would tell you that they didn't like it, but I loved your answer because I LOVE sarcasim! I live in the Northern KY area--not too far away. I can't wait for your new book to come out either!! Take care and keep making me laugh--I can totally relate! Cheryl

Wendy said...

Wow, you vacuum behind the fridge! We have lived in our house 7 years, and that fridge has been moved once for a repair, and that is it LOL! Should I ask how you discovered that the fridge opens without the feature??

Neisey said...

Hey! My name is Denise, and one of my nicknames is Dee and I sure do like to think that I am "just fun that way" but I'm pretty sure I didn't send this questionnaire to you.

Love your blog and I like to think that my blog is half as fun as yours! I love to read you every day - I only have 2 kids and I can only manage about 1 blog entry a week - maybe 6 kids gives you a lot more material but I'm not going there!

Heidi said...

Oh man, I thought I was the only one who knew my states in ABC order. :0) It's funny, I think the 50 nifty United States song was about the only that stuck with me from school. I know they talked alot about pie in math but I could never figure out if it was pumpkin or lemon.

Love your new layout!

Kaitlin said...

you like to eat italians and mexicans? thats weird.

lisa :) said...

I was thinking how much I LOVE the new layout when I find myself AMAZED that others would actually tell you they don't like it! What is up with that? Your blog do as you please! :) God Bless you!

Janet said...

The cartoon is fabulous, as is your blog, although I do have to read it sitting down because I get exhausted just thinking about six kids. I have a 3 1/2 year-old and a just-turned-2-year-old and they are almost too much for a 45-year-old mom. I'd love to get a cartoon like that on my blog but I'm kind of afraid of what someone would come up with!
A

tina said...

OMG!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE THE PIRATE MOVIE!!! (love-not lovED---I STILL watch it) I've never admitted it to ANYone until now-we must be the TWO who saw it!!!! Thanks for the 'oh-so-subtle' reference and the wonderful belly-laughs!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the new layout! You bring smiles to many people every day. Thank you for that!

Michelle

Anonymous said...

I found a nice beach scene mouse pad for you. Current Catalog (currentcatalog.com) and search for mouse pad. It's on the second page and can be personalized. They have some other nice ones too. :)

pedro said...

Do you know why I love your blog? Because you quote The Pirate Movie. AWESOME!

Kat =^..^= said...

OMG!!! So many people who actually know The Pirate Movie! All of my friends think I'm crazy when I mention this movie because they've never heard of it. My sister and I used to recite every line when it first came out way back in the... nevermind. Scary thing is, I actually own this on DVD. ;-) Yes I know, I'm weird.

LOVE the new layout and love to hear of all your new found fame. You are such a riot and I really, really enjoy spending part of my day reading your stories. Thank you!

Janell said...

It's not that it isn't a pretty graphic or that it they're not nice colors - it's just that the illustration is so LARGE that it prevents me from getting to the content! I'm not here to look at a pretty picture. I'm here to ready your writing.

Kelly said...

Hi Dawn
Loving your new look. I got sent this link today and as well as sending it on to a few friends, I thought you might also appreciate the sentiment behind it. I dare say you'll recognise a refrain or five in it too!
Good luck wiht your book by the way: make sure to release it here in New Zealand too! :)

BannaOj said...

Um... I'd like your new look, if I could see it. I support you in a new design, and wouldn't dream of criticizing it because it is your personal choice, but I can't see it. I just see a huge white space at the top of the page.

I think the new layout may be incompatible with some browsers or firewalls, because I can't see anything but black and white text, and red X's for some of the buttons that had graphics before. I also can't see the navigation buttons so that I can catch up on previous entries. The only button I can see at the top is the American Cancer Society button... everything else is red X's or blank.

I think there's a column over on the right side, but that's blank too, though I can see the outline of a box if I hover the mouse over it.

Could your web designer offer an alternate layout so that those of us who can't see the current buttons aren't navigating totally blind?

Thank you,

AJ

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