Thursday Ten: Questions Edition

1. We took Sir Pups-A-Lot to the vet for his check up on Monday. The verdict? His fracture is not only NOT healing as they want it to, it looks WORSE. They kept him over night and they resplinted his leg. We’re supposed to keep him calm. Any ideas as to how to keep an active puppy calm?

2. Yesterday, I was downloading some apps to try on my phone. I’ve gotten a few great pitches lately for iPhone apps to review (keep an eye out, y’all – some really interesting things) – and I like to give them a fair shake when I’m trying them. One app kept crashing every time I tried to open it. I got a little freaked out thinking, “Rut roh. What’s wrong with this app?!” Turns out – it wasn’t the app. The app is actually pretty cool. The problem was my cranky phone needing to be restored. Ugh. And whew. What are your current favorite CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT apps for your iPhone (or other smart phone)?

3. I took my children to see “Ramona and Beezus” last week, despite the reservations I had about Hollywood messing with my childhood. Turns out it was pretty cute. Some awesome casting put John Corbett AND Josh Duhamel in the same movie (thanks, Hollywood!). I loved that it was a nice sweet movie for my kids – and it tied so many things from the stories I remembered into the movie. I didn’t love how expensive it is to take kids to the movies. Ugh. What’s the best movie you’ve seen this summer?

4. I went on a music downloading spree yesterday – downloading mostly those overplayed summer songs that have been polluting my brain the past few months. A recent favorite of ours is “The Only Exception” by Paramore. Oddly, I’m not really a Paramore fan – I can take or leave them. Pumpkin really loves this song though. What summer hit has been your favorite this year?

5. Yesterday as a whim, I bought a pack of Hostess Chocolate cupcakes 100 Calorie Packs. I should point out that while I realize they have no nutritional value, I do often crave sugary snacks, and limiting myself to 100 calories is generally a good rule of thumb. I also feel I should point out: THIS IS NOT ENOUGH CUPCAKE. They are tiny tiny tiny. While they are delicious lilliputian bites of cupcake goodness, they are just that: LILLIPUTIAN. Have you tried these things? Are you a sugar snack person or a salty snack person?

6. As I type this, Pumpkin is snorting at me. Like a pig. Surefire way to make me laugh. (HA HA. Made you look. No question here)

7. A great deal of my friends are in New York City today for BlogHer. I am not in New York City. Do I wish I was? Yeah, kind of. I am sad to not visit with some of my favorite people in a totally different place. I would love to be travelling right now. If you are in NYC, will you send me a souvenir (like a pretzel from a streetside vendor – I don’t care if it’s like a brick when it gets here, I just think it’d be funny)?

8. It’s Project Runway night! If you’re hooked on the show (as I am), do you have any early favorites?

9. And now, Pumpkin is filming me type this with my Flip and I’m glad the batteries are dying because my clothes don’t match, my bra strap is showing and my hair looks like a big frizzy tornado. It doesn’t matter that the kids have a playroom full of toys, they love playing with my phone, my Flip, my camera (but not my dSLR. That’s off limits). Funny how that works, right?

10. Just over a month til school starts. I may blog later about the idiocy of the Michigan law that requires public schools not start until AFTER Labor Day (BOOOO MICHIGAN!), but for now, I am seeing lots of tweets and Facebook statuses about kids starting school soon – Some even THIS WEEK?! When do your kids go back to school?

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Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.


  1. The pup’s going to hate you for this, but you’re going to have to kennel him. We had to do that with Sophie when she was little since she just wouldn’t quit trying to jump on the couch and off the bed and such. 🙁

    And Kings of Leon’s – Only by the Night is great.

  2. ack, a quiz!


    1. benadryl? probably not…. maybe the benadryl equivalent from your vet?
    2. MemWrdsLT (free spanish language learning program because i am desperately trying to learn spanish)
    3. Toy Story 3 (also the ONLY movie i’ve seen this summer)
    4. totally NOT a summer hit, but i can’t seem to stop listening to “You Can Be My Yoko Ono” by Bare Naked Ladies
    5. Hate them, they just make me want MORE
    6. heehee
    7. i totally would, but i’m not there either
    8. i missed it… can’t seem to remember what channel when it’s not on Bravo :-/
    9. my kids know my ipod touch better than i do.
    10. my kids aren’t in school yet. ((sob))

  3. 1. Active puppy? Wait 3 years, unless it’s a breed of eternal puppy, then well, there is no cure.
    2. My podcast catcher. I can’t remember the name and it is across the room. It’s not that great of an app, but I use it the most because I <3 podcasts.
    3. I haven't been to the movies, but on Netflix, Zombieland.
    4. Je Rapar It's not my usual genre, but I dig it.
    5. Salty
    9. Yup
    10. Mine are homeschooled, so umm always and never.

  4. Poor Sir-Pups-A-Lot!!! I wish I was in NYC!

  5. long time reader, first time commenter…(does that make you feel like a celebrity on the radio??)

    1 – Benadryl. Talk to the vet, find out what you can give as far as dose…don’t laugh, it works…and it might help any swelling that’s occurring. Also, keep him crated/kenneled, with plenty of things to chew on like rope toys, approved by the vet bones/rawhides etc.

    that’s all…good luck with the rest, and watch those apps! Some of them sneak your personal info and send it all over creation…

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