Relationship Tag

Thought this was an interesting tag so I grabbed it from my blogger friend Tetcha over at Pensive Thoughts. Right now I really, really should be working on my banner instead of doing this but I cannot muster enough inspiration to do it. *cry* Maybe I'll just buy a ready-made banner from Fotolia later and post it here. You know what happens next. I'll be asking you for sponsorship so hide before I pounce on you. Hehe. Anyways here's the Q&A:

What are your middle names?
His is Catubay and mine is Dimacali. Good thing our surnames sound better than our middle names.

How long have you been together?
We’ve been in this relationship for 49 months. Will be 50 months on the 12th of October.

How long did you know each other before you started dating?
A couple of years.

Who asked whom out?
He asked but I paved the way. LOL.

How old are each of you?
He's three years younger than I. So you can imagine our maturity issues.

Whose siblings do you see the most?
Mine because they live near us.

Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?
Mom issues (mine).

Did you go to the same school?


Are you from the same home town?
Yep. We're neighbors.

Who is smarter?
He's totally artistic and great at analysis but I'm better at English and computer stuff.

Who is the more sensitive?
Paul is.

Where do you eat out most as a couple?
Jack's, because the food is great and cheap.

Who has the crazier exes?
He does.

Who has the worse temper?
He's more hot-headed than moi.

Who does the cooking?
Most of the times I do.

Who is the neat-freak?
Me. I have yet to meet a neat-freak guy in my life.

Who is more stubborn?
I guess I am because he always gives in to me. Hehe.

Who hogs the bed?
Svet. Haha. Me and Paul don't occupy much space because we're spooning most of the time.

Who wakes up earlier?
He does, mostly.

Who is more jealous?
I dunno. We have yet to see.

How long did it take to get serious?
A year.

Who eats more?
He does. But I can be a pig too.

Who does the laundry?
He does. I'm lucky, right?

Who’s better with the computer?
I am. But I wish he is so we can get rich fast. LOL.

Who drives when you are together?
The taxi driver. LOL. We don't have our own car.

That was fun! I'm now tagging Pehpot, Fedhz, Niko, Mye, Nadine, Polly, Aria, Clarisse, Bhoyet, Gelene and Ai. And YOU. If you wanna grab it *wink* Now I am hauling my ass off here to go to Fotolia. Let's see if I can find any cute banner in there.

Slow Day

We've been holed up (yet again) because of continuous rain everyday. Well, okay, it's not as if we go out everyday but when it's raining it's really hard to summon up our strengths to even jump out of bed. Especially here where it's extra cold even on normal days. Although what we have is nothing compared to what I read and see in the news. But you know when it isn't actually happening to you. It's like we're part of another world and there's this thin veil between us and the rest of the country. It's just weird.

Anyway, I should've had my blogversary banner done today but as implied, I was not feeling up to it. Maybe tomorrow. I still have no idea what the mechanics will be, but if I did the banner maybe the ideas will follow? Hmm... Anyway, I already have a few good prizes in mind, including one (or two months, it depends) month of advertising on Adgitize since it seems to be everyone's favorite site at the moment. But it occurred to me that they do not offer this as a feature, giving advertising time to other fellow Adgitize community members as a gift. Like some sort of EntreCard credit.

So I wrote Ken Brown and asked him if we can have that and he said it's definitely going to be a future feature (I dare you to say that fast, ten times in a row), although he doesn't know if he can have it up and running in 38 days (37, today). But he mentioned he will work with me and the rest of us, so here's keeping my fingers crossed. Which reminds me I have to send him a thank you note. He's a pretty great chap, that Ken is. Fedhz was right about him. I think that's about it for today. And yes, this is a scheduled post (oh my gosh I am scheduling my posts like Pehpot and Niko now!) so I'm not awake right now.

They Just Keep Coming

Not the spam, as they've miraculously stopped creeping into my inbox a couple of days ago. Akismet seems to be working fine now, although even Akismet is not keeping any spam for me to delete. Which is great. What keeps on coming are the awards from you people. So instead of it piling up (yet again), making it impossible for me to track them (I did not keep a list as planned, unfortunately), I decided to post them now. The first one's from the gorgeous Liv of Tinkerputt's Turf and from Samantha of El Caliente Mamma.

I think I already received an award like this a while back (same spelling but different badges, and who knows (or cares) if they have the same rules, I'm gonna post it here again). Tee hee. To accept this award do the following:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.

2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.

3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.

4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.

5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.

6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.

7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.

I already did 1, 2 and 3, so now for number four. Seven things about meself that people might find interesting. Hmm.. Okay, I drew a blank there. Oh my gosh, does that mean I'm uninteresting or something? Or maybe that I just need to have breakfast (because it's almost lunch already and i have yet to eat my first meal today)? I'd like to think the reason is the latter, if only to make myself believe that I am quite an interesting person.

1. I can read two (four books if I dedicate the whole day to it) books a day. I've never had a job that didn't entail LOOOONG reading, which made me that way.

2. I sleep with both my hands under my body. Like I'm afraid to do something with my hands while sleeping. Haha. I don't know why. I've been that way since I was a kid.

3. I've never been inside a movie theater the last six years. Not that I don't like movies. I'm just stingy. Hehe. If you can watch it at home for free, why pay for it to hear other stupid moviegoers recount it loudly play-by-play WHILE watching the movie?

4. My hair has not been cut in a salon since Paulie and I lived together because he does my hair. He also cuts his own hair, btw.

5. I don't wear make-up anymore. I used to love make-up (it started when I was in first year college), so much that I cannot go out without it. I stopped wearing them after I gave birth.

6. I haven't bought a book in two years. What I read now are all e-books.

7. I like being on top. On top of what, you go and figure out.

I'm passing this on to Peachkins, Gene, Tetcha, Mommy J, Aria, Jessica and OceanDreams. The next award is the Open Source Blog Award from Peachkins (thanks for thinking of me girl!), whose green background Pehpot will surely love. Blog Awards are a fun way of connecting with other bloggers and building friendships/community. Here’s the rules: before you put the link, you must remove the participant number 1 from the list. So that all participants up 1 level. Who was number 2 become number 1, number 3 was 2, and so on. Then insert your own links at the bottom (number 10).

1. Enno
2. boodee
3. Woel
4. Lyla
5. Mr. D
6. Jenny
7. Riza
8. Thea
9. peachkins
10. kAye

The above award I'm passing on to Niko, Rose, Bambie, Yami, Anna, Nadine, Liz, RJ's Mama, Betty and Liv. I'd like to take this opportunity to say sorry to Niko for not being always online when she is looking for me. Hehe. Wow. This is a long entry. Off to inform the awardees now. But before I go, I noticed my blogversary countdown widget saying it's 38 days before this blog turns one year old. Time flies so fast. One year already? So much memories, so many new friends. And 8 days before I will be forced to come up with the mechanics of the anniversary celebration which I have been putting off for so long. Hehe. Better get to that as well.

What's In A Name

No, this is not one of your "what's the meaning of your name" entries. I visited a website today, which has gazillions of names in their database, in order to look at the name Svetlana. Svetlana's my daughter's name, see (which, by the way, means "enlighted" in Greek, for the curious). I was looking for the common surnames attached to her name, and boy did I see a LOT of them. I wanted to list them all here but honestly, it IS a lot, but they're an interesting bunch, so I thought you might wanna check it out here. They're all Russian-sounding (naturally, since Svetlana IS a Russian name). Which would make her full name a combination of Russian and Spanish. Quite a mix, eh?

But I was surprised that Svetlana is also used as a SURNAME, as evidenced here. It kinda looked weird, scrolling down the page, seeing my daughter's name used like that. It was a long list yet again, which is impressive. Again, most of them are Russian-sounding (ALL of them hard to pronounce), I wonder if Svet will like it that I named her like that. The name Mukhamadeyeva Svetlana stood out from the list, the main reason being that it was quite a mouthful. I wish he/she was nicknamed M or something equally short.

Well that was interesting. I'm now off to submit Svet's first name and surname in the list, to let people know that there's a weirder one in the crowd who cannot decide if she's Russian or Spanish. Hah. Oh, you want to visit the site too? Names is the, well, the name of the website. It's a pretty straight-forward site, no flashy stuff to expect, but fully functional nonetheless. And they made their disclaimer clear, that the purpose of putting up the site is for entertainment and/or curiosity. Which exactly what I was after when I visited the site. Wanting to be entertained and curious like a cat. Not that I want to be killed, if you get what I mean. Ha ha. Okay that was lame. Is One Year Old!

Yay! My superfriend Fedhzie (whom I haven't chatted with the last two days. Yikes) is celebrating her first blogversary and is holding a contest. Guess what the top prize is. $200! Yep. That's cold hard cash. Well, at least, PayPal cash, which you can always withdraw to your bank account. BUT, she still needs more cash sponsors so she can give away more prizes. So, if you're willing and able, do drop by her post about the contest right here. There are, of course, benefits to being a sponsor.

$5 – A blog review of 200 words from me featured in this blog with 1 link to your blog.

$10 – A blog review of 300 words from me featured in this blog with 3 links to your blog.

$20 – 2 blog reviews of 300 words from me featured in this blog with 3 links to your blog(s).

And that’s not all. Since you’re a sponsor, your blog might also be featured in other participating blogs as well if contestants have chosen to review your blog. So the higher your sponsorship, the more chance of being featured. Why? If participants blogged about you they gain the following points:

$5 = 5 points

$10 = 10 points

$20 = 20 points

Sponsors can join the contest as well. So if you have sponsored $5, then you already earned 5 points, if you have sponsored $10, then you already earned 10 points, and so on. Just from the blog review you already get your money’s worth.

By the way, I just copy pasted that verbatim from her site so there WILL be pronoun confusions. Niahaha. I still have to get the mechanics through to this thick skull of mine. But hey, it's a chance to win $200. That alone should be motivation enough, right? So become a sponsor by leaving a comment here.

And for chrissakes, Fedhz is a girl. Get that? She's 100% miss, a damsel (though seldom in distress), a loving daughter, a real lady, a classy lassie, a fine mademoiselle, a passionate woman. That means SHE is not a HIM or a KUYA. Well, she's kinda gay (and so is Niko, Pehpot, Mye and TONS of other women I know), but girls ARE gays, that's some sort of unspoken understanding already. Okay? I just want to get the facts straight here. Thank you.

What'd Women Do If They Had A Penis For A Day

10. Get ahead faster in corporate America.

9. Get a blow job.

8. Find out what is so fascinating about beating the meat.

7. Pee standing up while talking to other men at the urinal.

6. Determine WHY you can't hit the bowl consistently.

5. Find out what it's like to be on the other end of a surging orgasm.

4. Touch yourself in public without thought as to how improper it may seem.

3. Jump up and down naked with an erection to see if it feels as funny as it looks.

2. Understand the scientific reason for the light refraction which occurs between a man's eyes and the ruler situated next to his member which causes two inches to be added to the final measurement.

1. Repeat number 9.

You gotta tell me guys (since I doubt if I will be able to ever change my sex for a day. Or if I even want to. LOL.). Does it feel as funny as it looks? Hey, I was just asking.

What'd Men Do If They Had A Vagina For A Day

10. Immediately go shopping for zucchini and cucumbers.

9. Squat over a hand-held mirror for an hour and a half.

8. See if they could finally do the splits.

7. See if it's truly possible to launch a ping pong ball 20 feet.

6. Cross their legs without rearranging their crotch.

5. Get picked up in a bar in less than 10 minutes...BEFORE closing time.

4. Have consecutive multiple orgasms and still be ready for more without sleeping first.

3. Go to the gynecologist for a pelvic exam and ask to have it recorded on video.

2. Sit on the edge of the bed and pray for breasts too.

1. Finally find that damned G-spot.

Honestly, I didn't know that women can do number 7. But then hubby showed me this video and I was like, "Ohhh" and "Ewww" at the same time. There's more of this tomorrow. Yep. The version of the other sex. Trust me. It only gets funnier.

GT: Girls Over Boys (R-18 On Some Items)

Hah. What do you know. I didn't forget! Okay, not totally true *sheepish*. I saw Pehpot's entry on this, that's why I remembered. Anyway, what we have to discuss this week is: What Women Can Do That Men Cannot! Wow. There are just so many! And to think that women are thought of as the weaker sex! Well, I hate to break it to you guys, but there are in fact, a LOTTA stuff we can do that YOU wish you can do. Like:

  • Have multiple orgasms in one porking session. Hah! Becha can't do that. Well, some claim they CAN, but HOW often? I bet not SO often. Sucks that you have a..uhh.. whaddaya call that, refractory period. Oh the bliss of being an Energizer Bunny! Bleh.
  • Have an arousal IN PUBLIC inconspicuously. WE don't have bulging parts, so WE don't ever get that "you-should-be-ashamed-of-yourself" look in public.
  • Cross our legs WITHOUT rearranging our crotch. (which reminds me, I have a separate entry including this item later on. Or maybe tomorrow.)
  • Look hot licking our lower lip. Neeeooo. You can't do that without looking like a maniac.
  • Don a G-string AND look sexy. Come on, seriously. You JUST can't!
  • Blame it all on PMS. You don't have that, so what's your excuse for being grumpy or lazy?
  • We CAN share our problems to each other EVEN without drinking beer/getting drunk first.

I can point out so much more, but let's leave it at that. We don't want to bruise your egos too much, do we. Ha ha. Come to think of it, it's all that machismo that prevents men from doing most of the things that we do best. Of course, the others they just have to blame on their natural body functions. LOL. Oh my gosh, THAT was fun! And I think that's another item on the list. Men can't say "Oh My Gosh" out loud or in writing without sounding gay. Please join us in this week's meme. Speak up and let's talk it over! Simply answer this week’s meme, copy the badge in your post, enter your link at McLinky over at Niko's post, leave comments and join the fun!

Stalker Memories. Ugly.

The reason why I'm conjuring this up is that I had really something interesting to blog about last night when I was about to sleep, but have completely forgotten about it when I woke up this morning. NOT out of character. It's one of those irritating things about me. I often forget. I even forgot to write an article that I agreed to write for Fedhz. Oh well, this one situation more than a year back I can't forget, much as I would like to. I have it on my old, OLD blog, besides. So I'm reposting it here, while I figure out what interesting entry I was supposed to blog about. Hmmm.. Well, here goes, published thirty minutes after the incident:

Talk about a disturbing way to start the day. I was walking near GMA earlier, and this guy approached me. He’s middle-aged, shorter than I am, a bit fat and has a backpack and a cap. He asked if the building in front of us is GMA and I said yes, it is. Don’t you see the huge GMA sign?, you moron. (that last i said in my mind). He said he was on his way to Timog Avenue and can he walk with me? i said sure. I mean, what harm could it do? It’s a hundred meters.

Then he started making small talk. Uh,oh..Prick alert. Should have seen it coming. Then he made introductions, said his name was Jerry or something like that. Then he grabbed my hand, and I DO mean grabbed it. Of course I pulled it back but he wouldn’t let my hand go. Hey, can you blame me if I start to panic? I pulled till my hand hurt, and all the while he was talking as if he wasn’t pulling my hand out of my wrist at the same time.

Finally, we reached the building on Timog where he said he was headed. I had to practically wrench my hand away from the sleazoid and started walking faster. (yeah, he was still talking all that time). The last word I heard he said was ’sorry’. I dunno if i misheard it but that’s what I heard. Gosh. He should be sorry. He managed to freak me out that early.

Hah. Happy Tuesday. *smirk* Yeah, ma. I heard yah. I would NOT talk to strangers ever again. Tough luck on finding happy posts in my blog. Go look in someone else’s blog for something not disturbing.*sigh*

What a weird way to end my Wednesday. Ha ha.

Bombarded By Spam. Help!

I don't know what's up with the Akismet plug-in today at WordPress. Has it taken a break or something? Maybe it got tired of the junk it has to ward off everyday? It IS up-to-date, in case you were wondering, so. Because seriously, this day I got the most number of spam comments creeping on my inbox. Usually, Akismet does a great job of preventing them from getting to my notifications, and stays at the "quarantined" area just for spammers. But not today. What would have been normally flagged as spam made their way to my inbox freely, as if I turned Akismet off (which I didn't!). Earlier in the day I was pretty impressed how many people seem to comment on my articles at WAHMaholic today (since I don't really check the contents of the notification, I just look at the subject).

But came high noon and they were still coming in! A sneaking suspicion was already at the back of my head, dressed in bright red and waving a flag screaming SPAM!!! It was only in the afternoon that I bothered to log in to WordPress and check to verify my suspicion. It's incredible. Every single one is incomprehensible, a couple was even insulting (with a link to porn sites, of course). All I could say was WOW. Really. I'd understand if it was my Yahoo mail. I mean I DO think that Yahoo gets good business out of the spammers with what the amount of spam that I get EVER SINCE I got an account (okay, accountS) with them. I am thinking maybe I should install another separate plug-in for those pests, as obviously the powers of Akismet isn't enough anymore. It's a wonder this blog isn't pestered with them spammers. Hmm.. I wonder why. Uh-oh. Did I just issue an invitation? Noooooooooooooo!!!!!

More Earnings From IMRC!

I've been with IMRC for a little more than a month now and I have been nothing but overwhelmed by the usefulness of the site and by how much I am able to earn just by sharing my experiences with internet marketing (IM) products, services, people, biz-opps and other IM-related stuff. If you're a blogger or someone who earns a living online, chances are, you have encountered or used some of these products and services like pay-to-post or pay-to-click sites, so it's easy enough to review them. It's like Ciao or Shared Reviews or Review Stream, but 100 times better! And besides, we all know how those sites fared. IMRC is different because they have excellent measures in place that protect both old and new members from people who are just out to make a quick buck. So have no fear of it turning into another Ciao (or mTurk, as it is happening right now) disaster.

Although of course, it's just sad that they've banned users from India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines and Singapore now due to a tremendous amount of fraudulent and inappropriate use of the IM Report Card website from users in these countries. But hey, there's still hope. The IMRC people said that they are still figuring out an efficient way to combat this so that they can accept users from these countries again. But yes, you're still free to use the site as a resource - you just can't post comments or earn credits, which is still better than nothing at all. Imagine how much you will be able to save by knowing what's good and what's plain dirt from among the IM products/people/services out there just through reading IMRC reviews.

As a bit of backgrounder, IMRC is a relatively new community that's updated daily with reviews of popular Internet marketing products, services and people. Wondering if that product or service you're thinking of buying is worth it? Now you can find out before you buy. You can also grade products you're familiar with, report scams, add comments and write your own reviews, and earn money just for participating. If you're like most people you've probably already bought or have experience with dozens of the products, services and people already reviewed on the site. If you grade and comment on them you could easily earn some cash right now. Here's what I've earned so far working with them an hour a day (a little less than $250!), and it's only a month since I've joined:

Seriously. What other online activity gives you that much without having the need for tons of referrals? And WITHOUT paying for ANYTHING? One thing you need to know is that the longer you wait to join, the less chances you have of cashing out quick since the more popular services (like LinkReferral, Social Spark and Trek Pay) are in danger of being closed to comments (if they aren't closed already. Neobux, for one is already closed to new comments) due to the huge amount of existing comments on the product/service. Not that I'm pressuring you to JOIN NOW or anything. Ha ha. It's just that we don't always get the opportunity to earn money this easily every day. Reviewing something you already know? I mean come on. And to think that we're not just making extra money for ourselves, we are helping out others as well! If we all just make a little effort we can make it a lot harder for the promoters of crappy products to do business online, and shine the spotlight on those that deserve it. Check it out and see what you think. Click the banner below to join now and start earning for helping others!

Grab Your Freebies Ladies!

I just finished editing the siggies to include the names that you requested (which took a long time because I was on IMRC and Adgitize, among a LOT of other things. LOL), so here they are:

I have a little tutorial here in bulleted form just in case this is your first time using a signature post for your layout. Any further questions, just give me a shout out. I'll just be here. Finishing Sophie Kinsella's books for the third time and writing an article for Fedhz while tinkering (yet again) with Pehpot's photo site. Niahehe.

Quick Update On The Siggy Freebies

As I mentioned here, the designs are reserved for whoever chooses them first. So at the time of typing this, DorothyL snagged the third siggy, Gene Faith was able to reserve the fourth one, Lovely got the second signature first. The rest who commented, sorry but these gals above snagged them first. There are no takers for siggy number 5 and number 1 below yet, so feel free to comment if you want them. I'll be doing the siggies for the girls above tomorrow morning and post it in the afternoon, so do check back tomorrow so you can grab them and paste the code on your sites.

I'm thinking of a flower motif next time around, so please watch out for that if you're a flower person. Not sure when I can make them, though. I'm still busy with watching Breaking Bad and playing South Park Rally. Niahaha. By the way, my superfriends Fedhz and Niko still need our help for their projects to push through, so I hope you drop by and help them out in any way you can. So I guess that's it for today. Wow, Adgitize is doing wonders to the frequency of my posts lately. Now is that a good thing? You decide. Ciao.

Sunday Signature Freebies!

I think it's about time again. So yeah, just choose from the sexy ladies below and get yar very own personalized post signatures. I decided to have a theme every time I give out siggies from now on, so today it's girly and sexy. There are five designs, and unlike before, I will only give one design per person, to ensure that what you have is unique. Fair enough? Go ahead take your pick. The design is reserved for whoever chooses it first. You can choose to change the color of the design (just that). I'll take off the watermarks, of course. Hehe. I'll have all the siggies available by Monday for the first five who takes them.

Before I hit the sack, I just wanted to let y'all know two things: that I've followed everyone who's followed me in the past (I think) and if in case you checked on your list and found out I was not there yet, please let me know. Or if you're into bodily harm, go throw something heavy and hard at my direction and I will surely get the message. The other thing is that Fedhz is having a blogversary and birthday contest for all her present (and future) readers. The target is $200 for the first prize, which is pretty impressive for a contest by an individual, but she cannot do it without our help, so she needs sponsors.

Sponsors can join the contest too, don't worry, so aside from the blog review that you'll get from Fedhz, you'll also get the chance to snag the prizes. Here's here explanation for that right here and here are her current sponsors. It'd be super cool if you can chip in! Having said those I think I need to go and get me some sleep now. G'night!

Award Night! (feeling Oscars)

Forgive this master procrastinator for posting these awards just now. Sometimes I forget how fun it is to post these awards and tend to put them off until I don't have anything to blog about anymore. Oh well. They've stacked up to the point that I can't hold them any longer, so without further ado, I give to you these great tags and awards! Errm.. Just a warning. This will be VERY long and WILL test your patience. So stop reading if you're in no mood to read a novel-like blog post. Having been properly warned, here we go!

This first three are from Tetcha, whose Labels sidebar I am now very thankful for because I was able to easily click on the "awards" label and check to see if I have pending awards from her. It turns out I missed posting three (can you believe that!), and those are the Treasured Friends Forever Award (logo below, no rules. Wow. Me likey! Haha!), the I Love Your Blog Award (logo below as well, no rules again, what do you know. Hehe.) and the 2009 Friendship Award whose rules are:

1. Take your award here.
2. Put the logo on your post.
3. Link the person who awarded you.
4. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
5. Add links to those blogs on yours.
6. Leave a messages for your nominees on their blog.

The next FOUR (gawd, when they rain, they DO pour. haha!) from Gene, whom I've had the pleasure to talk with on instant messenger yesterday (enjoyed it sis!) and they are the Loyal Friend and Visitor Award, the All My Friendship Award, the You Cheer Me Up Award (logos below) and The Friendship Chain Award whose rules I've copied below:

~~Begin Copy~~

This is the easy way and the fastest way to :1. Make your Authority Technorati explode. 2. Increase your Google Page Rank. 3. Get more traffic to your blog. 4. Makes more new friends.

Rules :
1. Start copy from “Begin Copy” until “End Copy” to your blog.
2. Put your own blog name and link.
3. Tag your friends as much as you can.

1. Picturing of Life 2. Juliana’s Site 3. Hazel-My Life, My Hope, My Future 4. Jeanne-The Callalily Space 5.My Family is my Life 6. The Simple Life of a Baghag 7.On A Wonderful Day Like Today 8.House Everything 9.The Creativity in Me 10.Travel and Photography 11.Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 12.You Are My Sunshine 13. Song to Remember 14. Super Blog 15. Philippine Tv Marathon 16.Simply Blue 17. Breaking the Boundaries 18. Top Five 19. A Simple Life 20. Simple Happy Life 21.Mom's Special Diary 22. The Mommy Journey 23. Seiko's Diary 24.Trust.Loyalty.Bliss 25. Her and History 26. Random WAHM Thoughts 27. You're Next!

~~End Copy~~

That's as far back as I dare go on my comment section. Hehe. That's seven awards from two people, wow. I suddenly wish this blog was hosted on WordPress so keeping track of comments would be LOTS easier. So from this point forward, I resolve to either A: post awards as soon as I get them or B: keep a list if I plan to post them later. Now, because you got this far, I bestow upon you these awards (yes, ALL seven of them) to post on your own blog. I just realized, almost all of them are about friendship. Does that mean I'm already evolving and becoming a social butterfly at last? LOL. It's late and hubby's checking every once in a while to see if I have shut down the PC already, so that means time for bed. Be back tomorrow with freebies and to follow back everyone who's followed me lately. Woot! :D

Nine Words Women Use

I just HAVE to repost this when I read it over Wonder Wifey (btw, C, welcome back!). The following are SOO true. I know you WILL agree after reading the whole length of it:

(1) Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up...

(2) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

(3) Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.

(4) Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

(5) Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)

(6) That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

(7) Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome' . that will bring on a 'whatever').

(8) Whatever: Is a woman's way of saying F-- YOU!

(9) Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to # 3.


This is my second attempt at participating in a meme (first was Chris' meme). I hope I don't forget every week, so please feel free to hit me with a frying pan (or something) in the head if ever I forget). Since it's Niko's meme and she specifically asked (okay, DID NOT ask, rather, forced. Wahahaha!) me to do this, here it is. For this first week’s theme of Girls Talk, we have to answer this simple question...

Why do you love being a girl?

Since, unlike Niko, I didn't have a long time to think about my answers, I was stuck for a time thinking of how to best answer the question. Not that there isn't anything that I love about being a girl. It's just that there are SO many reasons! So I decided to settle for the top three reasons so as not to bore you to death about reading my entry.

1. I can cry my heart out in front of anyone and not be thought of as weak. I mean, crying is a privilege bestowed upon us girls, for us to use to our advantage. Like when asking our boyfriends/husbands to buy us stuff. Niahehe. Seriously, don't ever do THAT. It's pathetic. Use crying for more beneficial stuff. Ha ha.

2. I can get away with being "tsismosa" (gossip) because it's in our nature to be that way. Hehe. But not much, though. It's really bad when you go over the top in anything.

3. Most of all, I love being a girl because if I wasn't, I wouldn't be able to give birth to Svet. So what if guys just go through one physically painful rite of passage in their life (circumcision) and we have to go through tons (period MOST of our adult life, first time having sex, childbirth), the feeling of being a mother is worth all that and more.

So there's my entry. *grin* How about you? Why do you love being a girl? Simply answer the question, put the badge in your post and join the fun of reading different girly opinions! :)

$3 for Daniel

I usually don't say no to helping out a friend, and this time it's Niko who has a noble intention in mind for coming forward and asking for our help. George Daniel Arevalo Samson, the five-month old son of Niko's high school friend Clarissa has biliary atresia with cirrhosis and is in immediate need of liver transplant. The operation has never been done in the Philippines and the doctor’s advice is to go to Taiwan for the cheapest operation which will cost roughly Three Million Pesos ($60,000).

Just like Niko did on her 5 blogs, I am humbly asking for your prayers and to help us spread the word about this cause. If you have a blog, please spread about this $3 for Daniel Project. OR, you might want to click Niko's PayPal donate button at her personal blog's sidebar. Your $3 will go a long way by helping to bring little Daniel to TAIWAN the soonest possible time. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this!

I Lied

I have been promising people that I would grab their awards for some time now, and it's already 4 a.m. and I haven't gotten around to doing it yet because I was busy with mTurking while Adgitizing while IMRCing while commenting on some of your blogs while chatting with my mom (and earlier with Fedhz, Pehpot and Mye. I wanted to chat with Niko but I don't know her YM so maybe next time. Hee hee. I'm excited about the new meme, BTW *grins*) while collecting my designs to put up a portfolio. Plus me and Paulie were playing South Park Rally earlier, and earlier still me and Svet were in bed for a while just playing hide and seek under the covers. Haha.

Anyways, I finally came up with a portfolio page which can be found here. UNLIKE other portfolios which feature sites that have been commissioned by third parties, my portfolio to date consists of several designs which I INSISTED on doing MYSELF. Niahehe. Oh well, I hope that changes in the near future. A little more practice is all I need. I might install a Wowzio gallery widget here at Random WAHM Thoughts to have them at hand, but I am still thinking about it. My sidebars are fast becoming cluttered again. Augh. I need to clean up soon or it'll take forty-eight years again before this page loads.

I promise I'll do my best tomorrow to post those awards. I've already gathered them and all they need is posting. Gawd, I am such a master procrastinator, don't you think? *sheepish* And oh, what do you know. My mom says she wants to blog, too. Niahaha. She will be my next guinea pig. *evil laugh*

Nicholas Gordon, Gitouttamyhead!

Hold me to your willing heart
And let me - help me - weep
That I of need might fall apart
And then at last might sleep.

Let the truth slice into me
That I might finally bleed
And purge myself of agony
I cannot now concede.

For I have bound myself in light
That I might live in joy,
And cannot - will not - let the night
My bonds of love destroy.

And yet I know if I would gain
The peace for which I pray,
I must allow the floods of pain
To wash my love away.

Adgitizing Made Easy!

I became a fan of Adgitize after I saw my own Alexa jump almost 200K up in a span of one week after advertising with the system. I was convinced by Pehpot's own results from the site, which made me took the jump to pay the $14 at Adgitize. I barely pay for anything online (contrary to popular belief, if you know what I mean. ha ha ha) which is why it took a lot of prodding from Fedhz before I actually started using it to advertise my site. I have no regrets now, looking back. I was informed I could get the $14 back if I was industrious enough to post everyday (I am NOT) and I blog hop to sites with Adgitize widgets in them. Other Adgitizers can achieve that.

Then came Pehpot's idea (she's always the one with ideas, trust me) of devising a way to make it easier to earn our daily Adgitize points that made me think, hey, maybe I can earn money from Adgitize as well! She calls the system Utoy (don't ask me why) and you can go here to access the boxes that she and her husband Cata have set up to make our blog hopping less painful in the butt. I won't bother to explain it here as she has laid it down in full detail there (and besides, I always sucked at giving directions).

You can read about the background of Utoy in a separate post that Pehpot made here. Be warned, though. By reading said post, your belief that Pehpot has multiple personality disorder will be reaffirmed. Niahaha. She asked me to do the buttons for Utoy. Wait no. Scratch that. She ORDERED me to do them. But nicely, so I obliged. LOL. So here they are, in all their glory. Look at how unadorned they are. Pehpot's hand, ladies and gentlemen. Plain and simple, just the way she likes it. If I had my way, it would of course be garish. Ha ha. But then, you wouldn't be half as convinced about it's effectiveness as it wouldn't look very professional, so I listened to Pehpot on this one. Hehe.

125x125 button

125x40 button

250x60 button

375x60 button

The spots in the boxes aren't filled to the brim yet so grab your space while it's hot and gain more visitors to your website! As the master instigator puts it, "Utoy wants attention. Blog about him, brag about him".