Summer Guest Blogger Friday!! Amanda from There Are 2 Sides!

18 June 2010
Hi, hiya, howdy.  It's Friday peeps and that means another summer guest blogger!  Wooo hooo!  Miss Amanda is near and dear, we've known each other for years and she never fails to amaze.  She always remembers birthdays and anniversaries with a sweet card, she is so chipper and fun to be around that Dave started calling her Sparky in a drunken bout of brilliance.  She loves Twilight, cotton candy ice cream with marshmallows {I maintain this is totally unnatural for an adult}, knows British comedy as well as I do and she hates to shower.  Enjoy, and be sure to stop over and visit her!

Happy Friday!

I was flattered when Michelle asked me to contribute to So Wonderful, So Marvelous today!

I have known Michelle since I was planning my fabulous wedding almost 6 years ago. So Wonderful, So Marvelous is such a great spot for so many ideas… I am not so sure you will get any of those from me today.

I was worried about what to write…fathers day? No. Hatred of showering? Nah. My want for a tequila shot at 11am at work most days? Um…maybe.

A little about me…

I am a semi-step mom. What does that even mean?

I am dating a guy, Jeff, who has two kids. I am the ‘mom’ at our house. We are not married but we may as well be. Over 3 years later and I have been there most of the kids’ lives.

I procrastinate like it is my job. Hell, I procrastinate at my job. The boss still hasn’t caught on yet so I don’t see it as a flaw at all.

I like to post odd pictures of myself on the web.

I have an unnatural love of marshmallows and fruit roll ups.
I like to swear in my everyday language when there are not virgin ears surrounding me.

I am, first and foremost, a consumer. Not a saver. Give me a dollar and it’ll be gone before you realize I snatched it outta your hand. Spending = fun for me.

I also recently realized that the girl scouts have effed me up for life.

Yup, those cookie toting vixens have me all screwed up.

I followed all of their rules.

I sang their songs; Alice the Camel, Boom Chicka Boom and Singing in the Rain (a personal favorite).

I ate their snacks.

Earned their badges.

Wore their cutesy brownie uniform and then was upgraded to the Girl Scout uniform of kelly green and a new badge sash.

I am pretty sure my mom just super glued the badges on because she did not know how to sew at all.

But when the Girl Scouts told me to be prepared. I took them uber seriously.

Perfect example. Saturday Jeff and I went to Put-In-Bay, an island on Lake Erie where driving golf carts while buzzed is the pastime, and highlight, of the trip.

Before we left I struggled with what to wear, naturally. The weather was iffy at best. It could rain, it could be blazing with sunshine, it could have a cold snap with some lake weather…hell it coulda snowed. Tank top? Hoodie? T shirt? Capri’s? WHAT DO I WEAR???

I had a bag packed with another shirt in it, in case mine was wet from the rain, a hoodie, more makeup, toiletries and some snacks. Also some advil, some candy and some pop.

It took me about half an hour of feeling traumatized for having left out a book and a pen, you know justincase, that I realized I am freakin nuts.

So I left the bag at home.

It didn’t rain once.

It was a perfect day.

I coulda used the pen…but what can you do.

I blame it all on my days as a Girl Scout.

Be prepared can really mess a bitch up!

I also blame my extra 10 pounds on those damn, delicious, delectable cookies they peddle.

The world would be a cold, dark place without them.

But a day of winery hopping and golf cart driving ended up like this.

And by winery hopping I mean having 4 bottles of wine at the same winery.

Happy Friday and Happy Father’s Day!


sherry stanfa-stanley said...

Wow--imagine meeting you here!?! I will now see a whole new side of Amanda S... Don't worry, it will be our little secret.

Funny stuff!

MommyLisa said...

:) That is really cute! Now what will I write??? Eeek!

Amanda said...

Sherry...seriously an odd place to meet up! Happy to see you around the blogging world though~

Nikki said...

Such a fun post!!! I'm totally down with her sense of it!!!

Debbie said...

She sounds like such a fun person! Great post.

Alexis said...

Hysterical! We would definitely be friends, can't wait to check Amanda's blog out.

Amanda said... many great comments...comments make me happy. LIke a glass of muscato at the end of a work day.

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