My International BlogDay Post

Today is International Blog Day (click for instructions an concept explanation), ooh- and there’s a Technorati link too.

First up on my list of 5 “newbies” (as in new to me)- I found another blogging ADHDer mom!!! Jo started blogging in March this year and has two children. Her blog is titled “ADHD Is The Culprit”. Her son is a medicated ADHDer and her daughter is not… so needless to say her daily life must be interesting to say the least! She posts a lot of hints and tips and information on AD/HD and is well worth a read.

Then there’s “Simply Mel”. She’s a Sowff Effrikun, she’s a mom to three (who have funky nicknames), her dog drives her barmy and she loves scrapbooking- her hobby even has its own blog! I LOVE the header on her page- very funky indeed.

Gill’s Jottings is another new one for me. She’s a Sowff Effrikun, a mom to two daughters, and a cat lover!

Next up is Lynette, at “My So Called Life”. She’s in California, married to a marine, mom to two kidlets and she has tattoos! I like her easy reading style of blogging. She’s also recovering from a broken foot and can’t wait to go shopping for shoes again!

And last but definitely not least is Marcelle, a Sowff Effrikun who’s living in Germany- hence her blog title. She’s a mom, and (unbelievably, just looking at her) she’s a granny too! She has another grandbaby on the way, and she’s visiting Cape Town right now! She also has a photo blog and has quite an eye with her camera.

My Soon-To-Be New Ink

This was my first design, after Googling cupcake images, and visiting cupcake-related sites, and basically going bananas.
Its changed a bit since… and I’m going next Saturday afternoon- September 6th– to have it done on the side of my right calf!
I am so very excited and nervous and I can’t wait!
Ooh- and I’m going to the same woman who did my strawberry a few years ago! I found her again by a completely random stroke of luck and I am so very glad I can go to her again.
Be prepared for pictures of all kinds, oh ever loyal bunnies of mine, and you know I mean pictures of my tattoo being done of course!

Aaaaaaaaaarrrrghhhhhhhhhh… It’s A Food Tag!!!

Arkwife tagged me with something interesting… and considering I would be the first one to bail on “Survivor” or “Fear Factor” when it comes to eating funny shit… I dunno how far I’m going to get with this one! Oh, and thank you so much for the definitions!

1. Bold the ones you’ve had
2. Strike through the ones that would make your great-grand kids gag from the after taste.
3. Italicise potential delicacies….stuff that would go down with a double shot of tequila.

Here goes…

Nettle tea
Huevos Rancheros (fried eggs on corn chips, served with salsa)
Steak tartare
Black pudding (sausage made from blood)
Cheese fondue
Borscht (beet soup with beef)

Baba ghanoush (mashed & seasoned eggplant)
Pho (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup)
PB & J sarmie
Aloo gobi (potato and cauliflower curry type thingy)
Hot dog from street cart
Epoisses (French cheese)
Black truffle (black, underground mushroom)
Fruit wine made from something other than grapes erm… this would be gluhwein right?

Steamed pork buns (Thai Pork Dumplings, basically)
Pistachio ice cream
Heirloom tomatoes
Fresh wild berries
Foie gras
Rice and beans
Brawn or head cheese
Raw Scotch bonnet pepper

Dulce de leche
Bagna cauda (warm Italian dip)
Wasabi peas (roasted peas coated in wasabi)
Clam chowder in sourdough bowl
Salted lassi (it’s like salty Yogi-Sip)
Root beer float
Cognac with a fat cigar
Clotted cream tea
Vodka jelly
Curried goat
Whole insects
Goat’s milk in cheese form
Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
Fugu (Japanese pufferfish)
Chicken tikka masala
Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
Sea urchin
Prickly pear
Umeboshi (pickled Japanese ume fruit)
Paneer (Persian cheese)
McDonald’s Bic Mac Meal
Spaetzle (German egg noodle or dumpling)
Dirty Gin Martini
Beer above 8% ABV
Poutine (chips with cheese and gravy)
Carob chips
Kaolin …I have no idea what this is!

Durian (that smelly fruit from Thailand)
Frog’s legs
Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake (some type of doughnut)
Fried plantain (some sort of fruit from the Caribbean)
Chitterlings, or andouillette (pig’s intestines)
Caviar and blini
Louche absinthe
Gjetost or brunost (Norwegian cheese)
Baijiu (liquor)
Hostess Fruit Pie
Lapsang souchong (smoked black tea)
Bellini (booze)

Tom yum (thai soup)
Eggs Benedict
Pocky (chocolate on a stick)
Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant …I have no opinion on this one either way…
Kobe beef
Criollo chocolate …no idea what this is either, I think it’s a sausage…
Soft shell crab
Rose harissa
Mole poblano
Bagel and lox
Lobster Thermidor
Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee

And I tag Sweets, my Glugs, Shebee aaaaaaaaand… Cath!

Tag tag taggity tag tag!!!

Why Why Why!!?!

Can someone please explain to me why the Disney cartoon characters almost never have a mother, or have a step mother because their biological mother has died?
More often than not they have uncles and fathers- but there’s seldom a mother in the picture…


We’re going to rock!!! Yeah bunnies!!! It’s Rocktober on October 18th 2008 at Supersport Park in Centurion!!!

And the knucklehead will be attending his first concert- with me there to, erm… supervise.

I haven’t been to a concert since I can’t remember when, and I can hardly wait!!!

And some of my all time favourite Sowff Effrikun rock bands will be there… provided this line-up doesn’t change… holding thumbs!