Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Homophones and the Duck is a DUCK!


Stalk vs Stalk

Nail vs Nail

asshole vs an Asshole
The Boogerlickers have been studying Homophones and Homonyms (thats what those words are up there) the last week or two so it was a bit ironic discovering Harriet the Honda had a nail in her tire. She went to the tire doc over the weekend and Lil Duck had an interesting time processing the difference between a finger nail and a roofing nail. I think I did a pretty good job of explaining the difference between the two once I realized she was a we bit confused. And of course I got a good chuckle out of it when she first asked me how Harriet got a finger nail stuck in her tire.

I took her out and we looked at the nails backing out of the wood on our deck (because I am slacking in some of the upkeep…I’m busy so shut it) and she caught on very quickly. She’s an extremely bright three year old which is why I know it will be a total breeze when it comes time to explain the difference between an asshole and an Asshole (<-- yes there is a difference). I even have picture aids for that one! I might also steal her line when I teach that lesson…. She comes up with the greatest stuff (is it any wonder though? She IS my kid….)

Last night while at Meet The Teacher night for pre-school she spotted her name on some of her school supplies saying, “Mom! That cup has my name on it!” to which I asked, “…and what is your name?” She recited her full name, first, middle and last and ended with, “That’s it….the real story.”

Man, I love that kid! She cracks me sideways!!

And did I mention she’ll be in the duck room?! Lil Duck is gonna be a DUCK!!






Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Shower Art - {Giveaway} Unique Strange YOU WANT THIS

Strange

Unique

Humor not everyone gets?

!!!Rock This!!!


I present to you: SHOWER ART by Ugly Baby
Waterproof art you can hang in your shower with a suction up. Or anywhere else. They are made out of rubber and have weird things encased inside of them along with weird phrases.



Each one of a kind shower art is made from a soft flexible rubber. Do not confuse these with soap. They are not. They ARE hilarious….or not (if you were born without a funny bone).

One Lucky Winner will recieve the following 3 pieces of Shower Art



Mandatory First Entry to Win (open to US residents): leave a comment telling me what phrase you would like to see on a piece of Shower Art.

Extra Entries: (pick and choose or do them all…if it says +2 that indicates you should leave TWO separate comments for each one. +3….THREE separate entries/comments etc)


Visit Shower Art Etsy Shop leave a comment sharing your favorite item currently in the shop. +3


Make a Shower Art purchase before the giveaway ends +10

If you're a GFC follower of Batcrap Crazy +3

Like them on Facebook +2


Follow @Daffybccrazy on Twitter (that blue tab over to the right) +3

Tweet the giveaway (can be done once a day until the giveaway ends): sample tweet

Be the Talk of the Block #WIN 3 #UNIQUE Shower Art Pieces Ends 9/13 @uglysauce
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*giveaway open to US residents only at this time. Entries accepted until 11:59pm CST 9/13/2011. The winner will be drawn using random.org


**be sure to leave your email with at least one entry comment if it is not enabled on your profile for notification purposes. If I am unable to notify the winner, a new winner will be randomly drawn**



Friday, August 26, 2011

The Return of Convos From The Hood!

Whatdup Quackas? Da Covos Be Back!

There is rarely a dull moment when one works
in inner city education.
Join me for a snap shot of what happens
Monday through Friday between the bells

Convos From The Hood

After spending last school year entrenched in the sludge of boogerlickers, I’m finding a few hours of respite this school year with a schedule that has me starting my day at the high school before they ship me over to the godforsaken boogerlicker-island. This is the Band-Aid “they” think will keep me from quitting. THEYS BE WRONG justsayin.

Anyjobsearch…I bring you THE RETURN OF CONVOS FROM THA HOOD and my favorite new phrase WHADDUP WIT YO CHEDDAR COZ?!…

Girl: Do you have any kids?

Me: yes, one.

Girl: Are you married? *glancing at my hand*

Me: Not anymore

Girl: *GASP* You’re DIVORCED?! But it says Til Death Do You Part!!

Me: *sigh* I almost killed him. Does that count?
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Girl: (while I’m interpreting…in sign language….) How do you say “How many sisters do you have?” in Spanish?

Me: *blink blink blink blink blink blink* < --- resisting the urge to make shit up “I don’t know Spanish”.
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Girl: You’re a vegetarian?

Boy: No, a Presbyterian

Girl: Oh…so you don’t eat meat?

Boy: No, I believe in God.

Girl: Do you eat cheese?
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Boy: Wanna hear a joke? I’ve got a joke. What did the cow call New Orleans?

Me: *sigh* What?

Boy: Mooooooooo Orleans
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10yr old Boogerlicker: You wanna piece of this? I WILL. TAKE. YOU. DOWN YOU OLD UGLY…uh…APPLE!

Me: *laughing* need to work on your insults there, Scooter.

…so then he hauled off and punched me. Me being Wonder Woman (and a wee bit faster than a 10 yr old) he only made contact with my palms as I was able to block him each time. The Administration and The District being the chickenshit asstastic authority (< -- snort) it is will be returning the scissor throwing, desk toppling, faculty attacking, chair chucking, student choking terror to the classroom on Monday. Yeah Me!



Thursday, August 25, 2011

Its Tini Time! - ShareAStraw

Tini Tini Bo Bini Bana Fana Fo Fini

Its Share A Straw time with my Bestie
 Adrienzgirl at Think Tank Momma


Think Tank Momma

Enjoy the last sips of summer with this refreshing creation from Irishman's kitchen. He makes his own basil infused strawberry simple syrup but for blognation's sake I think we'll keep it simple with an easy to purchase strawberry syrup. You're welcome.
Strawberry Basil Martini

Basil leaves and Strawberries
2oz Strawberry Syrup
1oz lemonade
1oz gin (or vodka)

Directions:
Mottle the basil leaves and strawberries in the bottom of your glass
add the next 3 ingredients and ice into your shaker
shake and pour into your glass
Serve and enjoy


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I Might Wanna Go To Work IF......

To Whom It May Concern:

In an effort to globally reduce mental health insurance costs for the district, I have comprised a list of suggestions. Consideration of such additions and changes would not only be cost effective thus improving your bottom dollar but also positively impacting moral, employee cohesiveness, encouraging on-time arrival of personnel, reducing sick days used and *possibly* generating a general willingness to give a shit. <--snort

  •  ShotBar in the teachers lounge: the last lunch period is over early enough that there wouldn’t be a drinking and driving issue.

  • If not a Shot Bar then a courtesy pharmacy offering items such as Xanax (in salt lick form), Skelaxin (or any muscle relaxer), Zoloft for those who live in reality or just on pay days….

  • BRING BACK DUCT TAPE!

  •  Add additional space in the break room for a Sumo Wrestling Pit

  • Hidden camera in the newbies classrooms – this is solely for my benefit. Laughter is my drug of choice. I could use a good “laugh my ass off” session.

  • Tasers: I really think tasers should be in the Welcome Back packets at the beginning of the school year.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,
Vying for A Change (and not the Obama kind since we KNOW how well that works)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cars Cake N Poopers- Happiness Project

52 Weeks of Happiness Project w/ Leigh vs Laundry




These friends showed up to help celebrate Lil Duck's 3rd Birthday

 Thankfully I was smart enough to the bounce house BEFORE
 the cake *whew* I don't do vomit so well.
 And even though the big kids were poopered out, it was no obstacle for Lil Duck

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Free Spirit Apparel - Review/Giveaway

There were *happy Claps* and “schinkies that was FAST” and “I’m super excited” coming from my end…. And lots of “you’re a crazy lady” coming from their end, not surprisingly. I sort of get that a lot from time to time.
I logged into FreeSpirit Apparel and started with selecting a style: pockets, no pockets, long, mix n match, rags to riches….several categories from which to choose. I LOVE the idea of the rags to riches; taking items that you no longer wear and repurposing them into a new item draping you in fun! I’ve featured several upcycling artists and these gals are no exception. And as appealing as this option was I skipped it mostly because I am UBER IMPATIENT not surprising.

I created an account at Free Spirit Apparel, selected my skirt style, selected from their material choices and sent in my measurements …36, 24, 36 WAH-BAM! *snort* Just kidding. Put down the tomatoes. LESS THAN 24 hours later I awoke to a beautiful message in my inbox “Your skirt is in the mail!” Along with a photo of it!

It is ever more evident in wearable art when an artist takes pride in their work for that pride translates into something tangible. Free Spirit Apparel sews their pride into each stitch and you just know they love what they do. The skirt fit perfectly as it was made specifically to my measurements, the seams smooth and soft with quality fabric. Corresponding with them was very smooth and easy. They were VERY patient with me. It was stress free, fun and full of smiles.

Free Spirit Apparel is offering you the chance to win a skirt made to your specifications up to $21.00 (retail value). Open to US residents.

To Enter:

Mandatory First Entry: visit Free Spirit Apparel and tell me which style of skirt you would like to have made

Extra Entries: (pick and choose or do them all…if it says +2 that indicates you should leave TWO separate comments for each one. +3….THREE separate entries/comments etc)


- Visit Free Spirit Apparel and Like their Facebook Fan page - +3

- Follow Free Spirit Apparel on TWITTER - +3

- If you subscribe so I can Quack into your email give yourself + 5

-If you have my button on your blog and link it back to the pond +2

-If you follow me on Twitter leave your handle in the comment +2

-If you’re a Quacker (BCC follower via GFC) +2

-If you've entered any other current giveaway +3 per giveaway

-Tweet the giveaway: this can be done twice daily at least one hour apart until 9/5. Leave a separate entry/comment for each tweet.
 #WIN Skirt: design your own from Free Spirit Apparel
ends 9/5 @terijackson1 http://tinyurl.com/3pbzbpw

@daffybccrazy



*giveaway open to US residents only at this time. Entries accepted until 11:59pm CST 9/5/2011. The winner will be drawn using random.org


**be sure to leave your email with at least one entry comment if it is not enabled on your profile for notification purposes. If I am unable to notify the winner, a new winner will be randomly drawn**


***I was provided product for the purpose of the review but received no financial compensation for my opinion. All opinions expressed are my own and were not swayed by the receipt of product**




Friday, August 19, 2011

Ink Challenge

I had a post planned for today but it got booted in favor of this one:


A Daft Scots Lass is holding an Ink Challenge; accepting submissions of tattoos along with the meaning behind them. Maybe I got a bit long winded in why I have a version of the infinity symbol on my foot now when I entered. Everyone else listed on her post today has the reason behind their ink...if you'll remember about a year ago (May) my sister suddenly died at the age of 35, leaving behind a 5 year old and a husband. My tattoo is in memory of her. Even in death we are still sisters....for infinity. I chose the foot for a lot of reason but of those my favorite is because she always gave me shit about my shoes. She said my choice of shoes were ugly. If she came across "ugly" shoes then she knew they'd be perfect for me. Ugly translates to trendy. She was conservative and comfortable when it came to shoe personality.

I'm asking you to go leave a comment here : http://gillianhefer.blogspot.com/2011/08/bloggers-ink-challenge-entries-so-far.html   and vote me for me. She is taking votes via her comments. I promise it won't go unrewarded. If you aren't interested in doing it simply because I absolutely loved my older sister and there was a gross judgement made by the medical team and no little boy should have to lose his mom at the age 5...then do it because I will also take dares and request in MY comments for your loyalty.

Yeah...I went there....I'm not above it.

Its called competition, Skippy!

NOW DO IT! ....er...uh...PLEASE

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Stuck In The Middle

….middle age…

A few evenings back I found myself seated in the bleachers amongst the other girlfriends/wives of the airtraffic controllers currently occupying the outfield of a softball game.

I was in the middle.

The 20-somethings were a row below me chatting away.

The 40-somethings were a row behind me chatting away.

Then there was me – middle row- the only apparent 30-something (EARLY 30’s…BARELY THIRTY…but nonetheless…30-something…and if 40 is the new 20 where does that leave me? Still stuck in the middle? Meh…I was born into the plight as the middle child….I digress)

At one point as we chatted, the topic of rain came up. With the long stretch of temps well exceeding the 100 degree mark we were all a little relieved to have had some rain. (<---see! OLD!) That’s when I, the ever UBERSMOOTH socialite, busts out with…. “that’s when I knew I am old; because of the rain, ya know?! I found myself sitting at the kitchen table drinking coffee and perusing the news and was struck with the thought ‘I wish I had a rain gauge’” *crickets* ….except for the 40-somethings whispering about having actually checked their rain gauges.

Yep….sigh….middle age….. Or an inability to adequately socialize without alienating myself and/or others. Why can I not just discuss fashion or pop culture? *sigh* So I went for the diversion tactic… “OOOH! SNAP! Your boyfriend just got popped in the face with a ball!”…aaaaand the heat was on someone else.

Whew…. Was kinda uncomfortable there for a minute. Next time I’m thinking I should just stick to something a little more comfy….like handing out beer in the dugout or heckling the other team. Or using the old hand-in-armpit routine to fart-squeak “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” at the 7th Inning stretch. I’m not so good with the small talk stuff….
The shirt really doesn't relate but it made me laugh. Its funny.
 Laugh.
Do it!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fact or Flake - Tuesday Tirade

  
...“You may be able to kill a bear but it doesn’t mean you don’t want a penis standing next to you when you do it.”....

Linked w/ Stephanie at BabesRockinMami

I still like the door held open for me even though I burp and pass bad air. *snort* I’m independent but I still wear humpmepumps and like dresses when the occasion calls for it. And yes, while chatting about dating or the lack thereof late one night with my friend Peige, she said I hit the nail on the head with, “You may be able to kill a bear but it doesn’t mean you don’t want a penis standing next to you when you do it.”

Her other *friends* said she was going about it all wrong because she was being herself. WTH?! She is *too* independent, they said. All her stories about her Alaskan experiences are a turn off….supposedly. *massive eyeroll* My great friend Peige is uber awesome and single.


Yes she is independent.

Yes she is, at times, against the grain here in the BibleBelt mainstream.

Yes she likes zombies and sharks.

Yes she has great boobs and can smoke a dress and heels with the best of them.

…and her other *friends* are telling her she is scaring potential “men” (and I use the term loosely) off because her Alaskan frontier living stories are too independent and her ability to handle a knife somehow reduces her femininity.


I call bullshit.

I think they’re awesome. It makes her who she is = awesome!

Where are the strong men? The rustic men? The ones that know how to sweat and fix things; who wear baseball caps – that actually have sweat rings? Not those Abercrombe pre-formed, pre-tattered, pre-stained $45 caps. The ones that can change oil and aren’t threatened by a woman who is strong and is even willing to let her work beside them; the men who are smart enough to know that we’re all human and beneath that strength and independence is still the NEED and DESIRE for support from her partner? There is still a need for acceptance, love, a helpmate and someone to open that damn pickle jar!



My advice to Peige was to never stop being herself and to never settle. Because I was me….a purple wig wearing, random (or not so random *grin*) mooning-the-guy-who-just-walked–out-of-the-bathroom kind of duck, I wouldn’t have known that Irishman loved me for the real me.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Stinkers Boogerlickers Beer-o-thirty


source google images



I suppose now that I’m back to work I need to break myself of the “fart whenever I please habit”.  Sound really echoes on plastic chairs. Hmph… Plus Lil Duck isn’t around to giggle at me which made it all the more fun.

One week down and I’m done.


Finished

Finitio

Is it summer break yet?

I had to schmooze…. I don’t schmooze well. AT.ALL. I’m pretty sure it was painful and awkward for everyone involved. About as awkward as walking in on your teen with a tube sock in one hand a bottle of KY in the other.

Yeah…you just don’t even wanna go there.

I’m pretty sure the highlight of a week of meetings, besides the fact that each time I chose a bathroom stall I managed to pick one stocked with toilet paper #WINNING, was the look on the faces of all the newbies during the behavioral intervention program training.

The new director shared of his little pre-k friend sitting in the center of a hallway screaming obscenities at the top of his lungs, the story followed the little fella into the man’s office with a trail of obscenities. All the way up to the moment the boy’s home contact numbers were pull and the little fella stood in the chair, fists balled, only then did he pause in his obscenities to say, “I wish you would pick up that phone” in the most challenging voice a 4 year old can muster.

Half the greenies shifted and flipped their hair and sighed bewildered as they pictured handling such a scene in their own new rooms while the rest chalked it off as surely just an exception to the rule.

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!! WELCOME TO DA HOOD BEEEOCH! YOUR WHOLE ROOM will be this way. *snicker*

Is that mean of me? That’s probably mean of me…. Naw… it isn’t mean of me. I was there once. That shit is funny!

I’ll save you a bar stool sweetie…..

Friday, August 12, 2011

Fourteen Days Later - Review/Giveaway

Oh you’re gonna love this! I was up snickering late into the night and these days my sleep is precious. Chic-lit wrought with humor and a main character whose life’s adventures could very believably happen to me on any given day. I immediately identified with Helen and loved her.

Fourteen Days Later was a quick fun read for me and just what I needed to perk up my end of the summer blahs. If you don’t laugh at the misfortune of ending up walking Pussy the mundane Golden whose sudden case of mudbutt unleashes a giggle fest of events then you might as well keep sucking your lemons. There is no hope for you. And that’s just in the first few pages!

Author Sibel Hodge has dual British/Turkish Cypriot nationality and divides her time between Hertfordshire and North Cyprus. Her first romantic-comedy novel, Fourteen Days Later, was shortlisted for the Harry Bowling Prize 2008 and received a Highly Commended by the Yeovil Literary Prize 2009. My Perfect Wedding is the sequel to Fourteen Days Later, although it can be read as a standalone novel. For more information on Sibel, or her other authored works you can visit: http://www.sibelhodge.com/

She provided the following blurb from her novel Fourteen Days Later:

When accident-prone Helen Grey finds a thong stuffed into the pocket of her boyfriend's best work trousers, it's time for her to move on. His excuse that he needed to dust the photocopier and just thought that it was a rag sounds like a lame excuse.


Helen's life is propelled in an unexpected direction after her best friend, Ayshe, sets her a fourteen-day, life-changing challenge. Helen receives a task everyday which she must complete without question. The tasks are designed to build her confidence and boost her self-esteem but all they seem to do is push her closer to Ayshe's brother, Kalem.


How will Kalem and Helen get together when she's too foolish to realize that she loves him? How can he fall for her when he is too busy falling prey to her mishaps and too in love with his own perfect girlfriend? How will Kalem's Turkish Cypriot family react when they find out?


Is it really possible to change your life in fourteen days?

Where to Buy: Amazon  retails for $12.17  OR

Enter To WIN your own ebook copy of
Fourteen Days Later:

Mandatory First Entry: Tell me your favorite genre - fiction/non-fiction/chic lit....are you a vampire series sucker??

Extra Entries: (pick and choose or do them all…if it says +2 that indicates you should leave TWO separate comments for each one. +3….THREE separate entries/comments etc)


- Visit http://www.sibelhodge.com/ - share the title of one of the other books she has authored +2

- Follow Sibel Hodge on TWITTER +3

- If you subscribe so I can Quack into your email give yourself + 5

-If you have my button on your blog and link it back to the pond +2

-If you follow me on Twitter leave your handle in the comment +2

-If you’re a Quacker (BCC follower via GFC) +2

-If you've entered any other current giveaway +3 per giveaway

-Tweet the giveaway: this can be done twice daily at least one hour apart until 8/26. Leave a separate entry/comment for each tweet.

#WIN FourteenDaysLater @sibelhodge ends 8/26
http://tiny.cc/87pmb #chiclit #romance #comedy





*Entries accepted until 11:59pm CST 8/26/2011. The winner will be drawn using random.org

**be sure to leave your email with at least one entry comment if it is not enabled on your profile for notification purposes. If I am unable to notify the winner, a new winner will be randomly drawn**



***I was provided product for the purpose of the review but received no financial compensation for my opinion. All opinions expressed are my own and were not swayed by the receipt of product**

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Happy Fat


I got my hair done did. Some of y’all say “did”. That’s always felt weird to me. I say “done”. Yes.. grammar police I realize the verb tense doesn’t mesh with the action but it just feels more comfortable.
As part of my Back To School preparations I was getting my hair done and as usual chatting it up with my long time stylist, Lisa. I told her I was contemplating a hair change. I wanted something new to go with my new 10 pounds I spat at her the sighed. She laughed, smiled warmly at me and said, “You’re happy. Happy people gain weight. Look at your fabulous hair? Its finally healthy again!”

“No!”, I countered, ”I stopped running” and we sorta had a moment as our met through the hairspray haze in the mirror. More than just my feet pounding the pavement, I have stopped running; funny how that works. I got happy…I stopped running…PROFOUND. I don’t know that I whole heartedly subscribe to the Fat and Happy philosophy but the last few months I have laxed on my regular routine. 10 pounds is my max and while I’ve lived long enough to be happy where I am now body image wise, I also am motivated.

Some exciting events lay in the near future and I know that when I am running and a zumb’ing hooker I can eat whatever I want without that happy fat tire accessory (as if THAT isn’t motivation enough…hello cherry pie, triplet chocolate chunk cookies, pizza, calzones, wine, mashed taters, brownies, ice cream, oatmeal cookies). Not to mention it makes navigating that pole a whole lot easier and me less injury prone. YOOOWCH!

Cheers To Renewed Health Kicks!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Dazzlme –Saving You From The Ordinary (review/Giveaway)


Always on the hunt for the unique, one of a kind items and I’ve found yet another one! You mix funky, glitzy and glamorous and I’m all over it! Fedoras, western hats, military & baseball caps, sun hats, newsboy & fashion hats - every Dazzlme creation is handcrafted using only the finest crystals & trims by, Camille, San Diego artist & designer.

I worked directly with Camille who designed a hat just for me. Dazzlme provides super-fast, down to earth amazing customer service in addition to extremely high quality distinctive hats for their customers. With exceptionally fast turnaround time, my custom Military black Cami hat arrived and fell into perfect place on my head. I was very impressed with the sturdy, solid material of the hat itself and relieved to find that it was adjustable as well. I have a small head (insert jokes here) and often have a hard time finding hats that don’t make my ears stick out funny or give the appearance of a child playing dressup in her mother’s clothing. My Dazzlme did none of this! I love the versatility of my Cami hat and the way it compliments SO many pieces in my wardrobe!

Peruse the Dazzlme site and you’re sure to find something to fit your fancy. For a true one of a kind addition to your wardrobe, Camille even offers the option to help design your own. The “Just-Me” line offers options from pearls, chains, studs, rhinestones and crystals incorporating many different elements when creating your custom order. With custom orders Camille offers to put her artistic skills to work to incorporate jewelry in your own collections that you may no longer be wearing! What a fantastic way to give new life to something you already have!

Dazzlme is generously offering one Batcrap Crazy reader a $50 gift certificate to the Dazzlme website 

TO ENTER:

Mandatory First Entry: Visit Dazzlme.com either pick out your favorite item or come back and tell me how Camille got started in the business

Extra Entries:
 (pick and choose or do them all…if it says +2 that indicates you should leave TWO separate comments for each one. +3….THREE separate entries/comments etc)


-Like Dazzlme on FACEBOOK +3

-Follow Dazzlme on TWITTER +3

- If you subscribe so I can Quack into your email give yourself + 5

-If you have my button on your blog and link it back to the pond +2

-If you follow me on Twitter leave your handle in the comment +2

-If you’re a Quacker (BCC follower via GFC) +2

-If you make a purchase from Dazzlme before 8/16 +5

-Tweet the giveaway: this can be done twice daily at least one hour apart until 8/16. Leave a separate entry/comment for each tweet.

#WIN $50 GC to Dazzlme.Com ends 8/16 @dazzlmenow
@daffybccrazy http://tiny.cc/t1n7l

*giveaway open to US residents only at this time. Entries accepted until 11:59pm CST 8/16/2011. The winner will be drawn using random.org

**be sure to leave your email with at least one entry comment if it is not enabled on your profile for notification purposes. If I am unable to notify the winner, a new winner will be randomly drawn**



***I was provided product for the purpose of the review but received no financial compensation for my opinion. All opinions expressed are my own and were not swayed by the receipt of product**

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Two of my Favorite Things – FLIPFLOP WINES



“Instantly likable and easy going, flipflop wines are always delicious, never pretentious”
-flipflop wines

I love wine but not so sure I would fit in with the whole wine schmoozing/tasting society. Burping your ABC’s just doesn’t go over as well at one of those things and I haven’t perfected the sophistication of rolling and sniffing without jail time. When I came across filpflop wines and the promotion of their wine’s “expression of individuality” and their pride in how flipflop wines bring a “sense of comfort when paired well with foods that make people feel at home like mac & cheese and pot roast”, I KNEW this was a must have for my abode!

flipflop wines sent me 3 of their seven varietals to roll around my palate, practice my ABC’s with and pair with my favorite cookies, Irishman and bubble bath.

Met with total satisfaction, I enjoyed every detail down to the label. And I have to tell you I was secretly giddy when I opened the box to view three beautiful screw tops….no corks. I sort of have a penchant for punching myself in the chest whilst trying to uncork wine. I have already found a local retailer for flipflop wines and am looking forward to finding which pairs best with Mac & Cheese. Lil Duck LOVES Mac & Cheese (the wine is for me…no child services please).

If you visit their Facebook page you'll likely find celebrations and photos as last month was a very good month for flipflop wines. None other than Wine Enthusiast Magazine just awarded 4 flipflop wines a "Best Buy" in the June issue.  At the end of June, the flipflop Moscato received a "Double Gold" in the nation's largest and most prestigious international wine competition - The San Francisco International Wine Competition. Finally, "Real Simple" just selected flipflop Pinot Grigio as one of 10 summer whites and roses! So jump over to their Facebook page, LIKE them and stay up to date on some incredible Sangria recipes, latest events, photos and charity goingson.

As follows suit with many of the companies and products Batcrap Crazy reviews, the company behind the product is just as impressive as the product itself! All the more reason to give it a try. David Georges, Vintner of flipflop wines, has a heart for charity. He has supported Friends of the Forest, Netting Nations, Habitat for Humanity and now partners with the non-profit Soles4Souls. THIS is where the SHOES come in. For every bottle of flipflop wine purchased, Soles4Souls will distribute a pair of shoes to someone in need. For more information: http://www.soles4souls.org/

..."People have a personal attachment to their favorite pair of flip flops, their favorite food and to their favorite wine style. We crafted seven different varietals that allow each wine lover to discover their favorite.  That's the spirit of our philosophy --to each, their own." -- flipflop wines

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wholesale Costume Club -Lets Play Dressup!

Some day my prince will come..... actually, he finally has and WholeSale Costume Club has the full range of costume choices should I want to fullfill my role as the princess, vixen or witch. Ha! I can even dress up the dog to complete my little roll play. You need it? They have it! With a very easy to navigate site including a size chart, you'll find categories and costumes for the entire family.

And because I actually have a decent collection going for the Irishman and myself, I chose to add to Lil Duck's dressup collection. For the review I selected the Girls Cinderella Costume from the Disney Princess Costume category. I'm certainly glad I did for she hasn't taken it off save for bathing and sleeping since it arrived! I has provided countless hours of fun and so reasonably priced I can certainly afford to add to the collection from the other princess options.
Wholesale Costume Club will be my go-to site for costumes for events and holidays from now on. With very affordable pricing and quality products,  you won't find me fighting the crows at wally world or that bullseye place. No more waiting until the day of to get the best deal. With ground shipping rates at $4.99 it is defintiely worth bypassing the pushy smelly crowds!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Fried Penis - 6 Days and Counting....

6 Days
166 Hours
10003 Minutes
60017..and counting seconds........ until I have to return to work.  And I'm sick.

Literally

I'm not so sure if I haven't made myself sick over it but I didn't sleep last night. I can't swallow today and I'm happy if I can move with out wincing. I feel guilty because I AM grateful for having a job that pays my bills when so many do not. I never imagined I would LOATHE my job as much as I do. I've had an amazing SHORT summer with Lil Duck and I don't want it to end.

On an entirely different uncomplaining note....Fried Penis was on my list of words googled that brought up Batcrap Crazy. THAT made me smile and gag all in the same movement....along with Hillbilly currently carrying the number ONE spot. That's even funnier.

Happy Healthy Monday Quackers.

Sci-Fi New Author -Free Cupon Code for Download!

Calling all Star Wars, Space Opera, Lord of the Rings fans…..here is a new read for you. Up an coming author Kevin Domenic has created a series of sci-fi. This book, Alliance of Serpents, is Volume II of The Fourth Dimension. It continues the story of Arus Sheeth, a young man torn from his home and thrust into the center of an interstellar war. Caught between three warring factions and mourning the mistakes that led him there, Arus must learn to make peace with his errors . . . or be consumed by them. (excerpt taken from his webpage).

Volume I, Key to the Stars, is available for free. You can find it here: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/24099


He is offering Batcrap Crazy readers the following code for a free download of Volume II, Alliance of Serpents. You can find the book HERE or by pasting the following link in your browser:   http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/25788.  The coupon code you will need is: AY69N

If Science Fiction, Fantasy, war, honor, and loyalty are what grab your interests this should be in your reader. Kevin has also been awesomely generous is creating a code for a free download of his third volume in this epic series, Eye of the Tornado (you can find HERE). To obtain this code, please visit his facebook page HERE. Once you’ve LIKED his Facebook page, simply send him an email at kevindomenic@yahoo.com and in return he will send you the code for the third volume! Super easy and SUPER generous! You’re even encouraged to write a review of you own after reading his work!