Drugs and Sideboob Gratitude Tenfold.

I awoke this morning picking remnants of clingy migraine cobwebs off my brain. The storm has passed, yet I can still see lightning on the horizon, taunting me. I don’t get them much anymore thanks to a daily prescription I’ve been on for the past five years, but every once in a while one sneaks through and reminds how life used to be. Which brings me to number one of my Ten Things of Thankful list:

1. Migraine Drugs. Not only my daily, but also the Big Daddy that massacres any beastly ogre that manages to crash through the castle walls. When the migraine wasn’t gone after two days, I took the Big Daddy drug and SMASHED THE MOFO. I should’ve taken it a day earlier, but I haven’t had to take Big Daddy in several years and, quite frankly, forgot about it. Thank you, drugs. You are no joke and come with side-effects that make me appear dingier than I really am sometimes, but at least I have a life now. You have no idea how grateful I am for you.

2. SIDEBOOB!!! WHY ON EARTH WOULD I BE GRATEFUL FOR SIDEBOOB THAT’S INSANE!! Because it’s an AWARD SILLY! The Golden Sideboob Award, not only created by Lizzi of Considerings, but awarded to me by her as well. This award is for, and I quote, brazenness and hilarity, to be valued by its recipients as a symbol of their awesomeness. Well hot damn, color me honored!! Thank you, Lizzi! I’m quite proud of this award. If there is one thing I try to be it’s honestly funny. Or is it hilariously brazen? Either way, it’s cool to be noticed for it, and even more cool coming from an awesomerockin’, extraordinary, supportive, zany, uber-creative blogger such as Lizzi Rogers. I also gather it’s sort of a dare to see if the recipient will display it on their blog, which I don’t even really see as a dare but more of a privilege since I’m clearly a fan of all things round and hangy, so here goes!

The Golden Sideboob

Now, I’m supposed to award this to one other blogger who I feel is brazenly-hilarious-awesome, hasn’t already received it, and who I also think will display it on their blog. Turns out that’s easier said than done – to pick just one, that is. The next Golden Sideboob Award shall go to:

Kari of Miss bloggypants. I’m new to her blog but so far I love her honesty and she’s made me laugh out loud. I like that combo. Plus, she has a great About page and we both like minty sweets. AND AND AND this is her one year blogging anniversary! WOOP! I don’t know if she accepts awards, but I’m throwing this her way anyway. Happy Anniversary, Kari.

In the tradition of breaking rules (which I’m known for) I’d also like to nominate one other blogger who I believe displays awesomeness that deserves to be spotlighted: Mike over at Joe Floggers. He’s super talented and cool. And he has four grown kids who ALL had braces. I mean….
Plus, I kinda wanna see if he has the cajones to display it on his blog.

Congrats, guys. I genuinely admire both of you.

3. Milo, my dog, who (in my husband’s absence this weekend while he does an out-of-town triathlon. Good luck! Woop!) slept on the Hub’s side of the bed with his head on the pillow like a human and even snored so I wouldn’t feel lonely. Who does that? Milo does, that’s who.

4. My BFF’s longer commute for her new job. She hates it, but I love it because she calls me everyday on her way home. With her longer commute, we now get close to an hour to yap! Some days she is the first adult human I speak to all day. She is the person I can say anything to, ANYTHING. No matter how awful, snarky, or bitchy I sound, and vice-versa. Good posts have come out of those talks. I don’t think I would be sane without them.

5. HALLOWEEN! I have my first Halloween party of the year to attend tonight and I’m so excited! The kids are invited and we all get to dress up – yay! I hope to have photos to share tomorrow. I LOVE to dress up for Halloween. In the past few years I’ve been a witch (2 years in a row and then the kids said I scared them too much), a vampiress, and then Little Red Riding in the Hood last year (notice IN the hood, sort of a pimped out L.R.Riding Hood, pictured below.). Any guesses what I’m going to be this year? HINT: I want to try gory makeup. muwahahahaha.

me and the ghouls

6.  Mike, Clark or any straight man reading this: I apologize in advance. I’m very thankful for the link I’m about to share. Let’s just say it got me through this week. Sometimes a girl just needs a little eye candy to get through the day and Dracula hasn’t premiered yet, so without further ado:
for the ladies (& some guys)  (<<< Hit that linky. You won’t be sorry. Ask Lizzi)

7. I’m ending at seven because I like this number, but also because I’ve tortured you all enough. This has been a long post. I’ll save my other thankfuls for another day. My kiddos are awaiting entertainment and the hubs isn’t here to do it today (but will be home in a few hours in case you are a psycho-killer reading this. My husband is a muscly bad-ass SUCKA). Have a great weekend  everyone!

Ten Things of Thankful


  1. Thanks, Michelle! Yeah I’m sure glad that’s over and happy to enjoy the weekend and the party now. And blogs! Happy to read blogs again without squinting my eyes…yay! 🙂


  2. Ha – I LOVE that you accepted that award so quickly. And how excellent that you nominated a guy. Even more excellent is your Pinterest board – I almost forgot to come back here and leave a comment because I got so distracted by the eye candy. Enjoy your weekend, Beth!


    1. thank you, Dana! Yes, my pinterest board can be rather…um…distracting to say the least. *sigh* I get quite lost adding to it, which I do regularly. It’s all in the name of research of course.


    1. Cool. 🙂 Have fun with it. How many guys get to put boobs on their blog and get away with it? lol Seriously though, I meant what I said about your blog, and picked you cuz I think you’re the bomb and thought you should get some props for it. Even if those “props” are hanging out the side of a dress. 🙂


  3. Wow, I can’t tell you how much I love this list. I’ll even forgive you for stopping at 7, because they’re SO good.

    Your self-proclaimed love of “all things round and dangly” made me actually snort with laughter, which I think got a bit of a ‘look’ from MIL, as in “what the hell – that DIL of mine is laughing…at her computer…weirdo!” Most excellent acceptance and SO happy you did it straight away instead of being like Dana and storing it up and jumbling it in with a load of other, more important and wonderful awards which you prefer 😉

    (Dana, what do you mean “Thrown. Under. Bus?”)

    LOVE that you nominated Kari and Mike. And huge props for your flagrant disregard of the rules. You awesomerock 😀

    So glad you get to spend time with your BFF. What a super, precious time you must be having now that commute’s changed for her 🙂

    Also, watch out at your halloween party. Make sure you have something suitably stabby hidden about your person, or that you get the gory makeup to make you look REALLY awful, just in case that chick and her husband are there again…

    Oh, and THANK YOU for the Pintrest board. Again 😀


    1. although this is a different group of people than the “ménage” party last month, there will be many strangers, so I will heed your advice and pack heat for sure. Thanks, Lizzi. You always have my back. 🙂 And thanks again for the hilarious, fun award! And congrats again on your race – WOOP!
      Your welcome for the eye candy. I always keep my eye out for good pics of Mr. Vin Diesel for you. 🙂


  4. I adore the little wolfman! ANd I have to say as a sidebood recipient, that I would have also chosen Miss Bloggypants! Nice choice and congratulations! Its an auspicious responsibility but youre up to it!!!!!


    1. haha! Thanks Zoe! You know, I meant to tell you, I think it was you who mentioned on my last TT0T list that I should post my dog’s rescue story. I did just that earlier this week, “Never Give Up, Canine Edition” if you haven’t read it. Sorry I forgot to nudge you and let you know…crazy week.
      ANYway, thanks for the congrats! I’m very excited about my new blog boobage. 🙂


  5. When I showed my husband my Golden Sideboob award, his only comment was, “Please tell me that isn’t YOUR boob in the picture.” Congratulations!

    Migraines suck. You make a darling Little Red Riding in da Hood.

    Gotta go now. There’s a Pinterest board I need to re-visit….


    1. Thanks, Dyanne! That’s hysterical that your hubby said that – LOL.

      So happy to hear you’re enjoying the pinterest board. My research is arduous, but well worth it. 🙂


  6. Aw! Love the reminder of Halloween (here, it’s called Hato-wheet) because my kid is SO into it. For the first time…He’s (today) going as Superman. Hate. Hate pain. Glad you crawled out (and that the worms – bwhahah – didn’t yet crawl in).


    1. Hato-wheet….aw. That’s really cute. 🙂 I love when they go as super heroes. I think mine have outgrown them at this point, but I treasure the photos of Spiderman, Superman, Power Rangers, etc. So sweet. Now they’re into zombies, video game characters, ghouls, etc. Still cute and fun, just different from the pudgy toddlers in their little capes…..


  7. I’m very glad you have medicine that works for you to keep those migraines at bay, but some muscle when one sneaks by. My husband gets migraines sometimes, and I hurt just watching him in such agony.
    Yay sideboob award! Good choice picking Kari.
    An entire hour to yap with your friend?!?! Do you have to lock yourself in the bathroom to do such a thing?

    I don’t know the last time I dressed up for Halloween. I’m glad there are still some fun adults who do. 🙂

    Sweet, sweet Milo. Snoring for you and everything. 🙂


    1. Thanks, Christine!
      as for the hour/phone: oh yeah, we get interrupted every two seconds, it’s obnoxious, BUT, in every phone call there are a few precious blocks where we get whole sentences out, and that…is….amazing. 🙂

      YES TO DRESSING UP! So I went as a zombie this past Saturday and it was SO FUN! My new favorite costume ever! I put a photo on FB. I don’t know if you follow me and saw it. I was disgustingly awesome!


  8. I am never happier than when I can laugh this hard! Belly laughs are the best and if I spew a little coffee, I am set for the day! That is what this post offered me today and I am sincerely glad I read it…thank you!


  9. Oh, I LOVE your #4! At first I read that you were thankful for your friend’s “longer commute”, what, wait? That’s a good thing? I had to look away (as I am at work–ssshhhh!) and so what I started thinking was how before my sister started working from home, she would call me each day on her commute home and how I miss that. Then I went back to reading and.. yep! That was the reason for your thankful too! (Hopefully you friend has a bluetooth though) 😉 Anyway, since she works from home now, we chat via email and GoogleTalk, but not as much via telephone. ;(

    Ok…and SO A HUGE GINORMOUS thank you for the shout-out! Wow! And, yes, it is true, I do love chocolatey-mint things…how did you pick that up from my About Me page? I didn’t think I mentioned even once. (haha) I’m still thinking about….or maybe working up courage to be brazen enough to display the award. I’m a church secretary, for Pete’s sake…there are pastors and “church ladies” reading my blog! lol. So, yeah…I’m pondering it. 🙂 Stay tuned… But, thank you so much for all your kind words and for following me. It means a lot! 😉 I’m very flattered.

    And…now that Lizzi will be forgiving if I don’t make it all the way to 10, I may be ‘cheating’ more often from now on. There are weeks it is really hard to come up with ten.

    Great list!


    1. oh hahaha! That’s so funny, I read your “things about me” list and got this:

      “I love Junior Mints, mint Oreos, Breyer’s mint chip ice cream, Girl Scout thin mints”

      (which is there, silly, go read your own list!) but somehow missed that you’re a church secretary!!! Shows you where my priorities are! I find that amusing. Not that you’re a church secretary, but that I chose you and a man to give the sideboob award to. I guess subconsciously I like to push the envelope. Or see if other people will do it! LOL. You’re awesome, Kari. I’m sure you’ll find a creative way to handle it. You could always use a link for the award that leads back to my or Lizzi’s page about it. I personally think you should BRAZENLY display your sideboob with pride…but I’m outta my mind and also have testes on my button. 🙂

      Regardless, enjoy the kudos! You deserve it – You Rock!


      1. LOL… I meant it as sarcasm…of course, I knew I had, you “off-handedly” mentioned ..a “few” chocolate mint things on my About Me page. (Someone really needs to make a ‘sarcasm’ font…*stat!*) 😉

        also LOL (Hmmm, I not usually one to overuse the “LOL” thing, but…) on the testes. I did not notice until you brought it to my attention. Those are very colorful balls, I must say! Also, I like the idea of a mentioning it and then leading people to your & Lizzi’s sites. Come this weekend’s TToT post, I will come up with something. 😉

        And THANK YOU again! *mwah!*


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