Briasmama

So because of today's blogger of note Erika Jean. A Self Titled Nonsense Blog I came across Post Crossing which is way cool which then lead me to Book Crossing which is the coolest thing I have seen in a long time, I was going to say "ever" but that's a little overdoing it. The idea is to register a book on their site and then leave it somewhere with the book id they give you and their site address and someone will read it and go on the site and let you know they have your book. You can also go "hunting" for books in your  area or wherever you travel to, I am leaving a book tomorrow in Chandler, AZ at Starbucks at Ray Rd. and the 101, I know silly, but I am very excited about my first bookcrossing moment. I will let you know how this goes as time goes on and how the postcrossing one goes, that one seems pretty cool as well. I have to find a cool postcard to send to my first address I got today. Erika Jean whoever you are, you rock!! Check out her blog!
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So as the weekend was winding down and I put the little one to bed, I was doing wash and straightening up the house. I went for something in the fridge and just laughed when I saw my daughter's barbie sticking in the handle....why did she put it there?,  I don't know, but this is my life now....last week this exact barbie was behind the door in my bathroom, looks like she gets around. Is my two year old doing this on purpose? Again, I don't know, but this is my life now. I often think about how nice it would be to work out whenever I wanted to, travel, go out with friends, but when you have a two year old and you are a single mom, those things rarely happen because this is my life now, a two year old runs it, but I couldn't love it more, honestly I know you're supposed to say that...but seriously when we went to yard sales this weekend and she was walking down the sidewalk singing "I'm bringing home a baby bumblebee, won't my mommy be so proud of me" I just smiled. Life just wouldn't be the same without her and in a bad way.  Yes I will admit, I do miss my freedom sometimes, but I wouldn't want that back if I had to trade it for her, she is wonderful. This is my life now.
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This is just a short blurb about an ariticle I read today on the internet (I'm sure most of you caught it) about a guy who works (or should I say used to work) at The Associated Press and is traveling around the world via car (Land Crusier).  Trans World Expedition  I am sooooo jealous of his bravery!!! I so wish I could do that! But of course life gets in the way, but he didn't let life get in the way, he is living it and what an amazing journey it will be. I will be following his blog to see how this trip goes. Check it out!!!
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Delighted that when I logged onto my blog today I had an award from one of my favorite bloggers. This is my first award :-) So thank you Nicole at The Young Mama Blog  (check her out she is a great new mommy)



Here's how this works:
1) Present this award to 7 others whose blogs I find brilliant in content and/or design, or those who have encouraged me.
2) Tell those 7 people they've been awarded HONEST SCRAP and inform them of these guidelines in receiving the award.
3) Share "10 Honest Things" about myself.

10 Honest Things about Me (this might be scary)

1) I will never like or embrace where I live, (Arizona) and will always want to move back to the east coast, where I feel I belong.

2) Even though I have told most people that I quit smoking, I still sneak some, I know bad, but it's my only vice. At least I've cut down!!!

3) I really don't love my dog, I know that sounds mean but he is a terror, he destroys everything, every single weekend I clean up my yard of things torn up, plants gone that I bought and planted and the irrigation system i've had to work on b/c he destroyed it so it just makes me resent him.

4) I'm trying to save money and cut back on things but I go to Starbucks everyday. I have a $150 coffeemaker at home and I still go to Starbucks, oh the gluttony.

5) I don't like my job.  I own part of a company and I don't have much responsibility and make a good salary, but it's not fun, it's not challenging and most of all it's really uncomfortable, there's so much tension all the time and even though I'm a part owner, there's nothing I can do about it, b/c afterall you can't control other people.

6) I wish I could start over, I have so many regrets.

7) I love designer clothes, shoes, handbags, I can't make myself buy cheaper things.

8) I miss my Nanna more than I ever thought I would.

9) I'm addicted to ebay and craiglist.

10) I study in my spare time to re-take my LSAT and no one knows.

I'm passing along this award to 7 of my favorite bloggers (minus the person that gave this to me since she already received it). Check them out....

1) Beth @ Social Climbers

2) Jill @ Today I Saw




6) Stephanie @ NieNie Dialogues

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This past weekend, Friday to be exact, I went to the Phoenix Suns game with some friends.  We decided to take the light rail (metro) into Phoenix rather than fight traffic. The ride to the game was pretty uneventful, with the exception of a mother leaving her kid on the metro as she got off at a stop and the the kid did not get off in time. A security guard appeared out of no where and took care of the situation.  We went to the game, had a few drinks after and then headed home.  We were joking around, taking pictures

You'll notice the kid next to us in his Suns gear, minding his business alone on the metro.  All of the sudden 3 guys from the train car in front of us, apparently very intoxicated, stumble into our train car and start yelling at this kid for no reason whatsoever.  The kid didn't even yell back, he just kept telling them everything was ok, he didn't want any trouble and gave them the "thumbs up" sign, well apparently in drunk trash world, that is not acceptable.  They started punching him, right where we were sitting so we got up and went to another part of the train. You will notice other passengers on the train in the background, they didn't do anything...I mean afterall I guess they could have had a gun, I called 911, so did the friend I was with, but I was so appalled how no one did anything...I kept thinking, what if that were me?
It was bad enough no one did anything on the train, 911 in Arizona is a joke, it's unfortunately not the first time I've had to call, but this was just ridiculous, I kept telling the person on the line what stop we were pulling up to, what streets we were crossing and she was asking me if I knew which city i was in...really? Don't you have google maps? Aren't you 911? I have GPS on my blackberry, and hello this metro is a year old, it isn't very big, if I say "I'm on Washington and Priest" that's very self explanatory to a fellow arizonian, especially someone trained to dispatch police to save people's lives.  Did I mention during all of this there was no metro security? The victim got off the train and then so did the 3 guys that jumped him at the same stop, then some security guard ( i won't describe how ill-equipped he was, I'm sure you get the picture by now) gets off to take statements. What a joke!!! The 911 operator was surprised I gave my name to her. Really?
What is this world coming to? Why wouldn't someone help? I understand being fearful of them having a gun, but giving a statement as a witness? They're not the mafia, what are they going to do if I say I saw what they did? People should stand up for what they believe in and not be such cowards, God forbid something should happen to me for speaking up, at least something will happen with me being brave and standing for what I believe in then being a coward and walking away......what if that was me?