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Name: Elleoz

From: Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States

I am 32 years old and have been married for 6 years. I had two children under 2 (hence the blog name), but now they are actually 3 and 2. Maybe it is time to change the blog name? Drama Queen is 3 and Wildman is 2 (15 months apart to be exact). I have a Bachelor's Degree on Criminal Justice from Applachian State University (Go Apps!) and have been at my current place of employment for going on 7 years.

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    Wednesday, February 21, 2007
    Books, Book, Books
    I don't usually do meme's, but this one is interesting. As much as I love to read, I don't get to near enough.

    What do the books I've read say about me? What would your list look like? I borrowed this from someone in the blog-o-sphere. It reminded me of books I want to add to my reading list. There are several books that arent on this list, that I have read, but just arent on this list.

    Look at the list of books below.
    *Bold the ones you’ve read
    *Italicize the ones you want to read
    *leave blank the ones that you aren't interested in.

    If you are reading this, tag your it!Just fun reads.

    1.The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
    2.Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
    3.To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
    4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
    5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien)
    6. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)
    7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)
    8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
    9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
    10.A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
    11.Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling)
    12.Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
    13.Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)
    14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
    15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
    16.Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Rowling)
    17. Fall on Your Knees(Ann-Marie MacDonald)
    18. The Stand (Stephen King)
    19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(Rowling)
    20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
    21. The Hobbit (Tolkien)
    22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
    23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
    24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
    25. Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
    26. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
    27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
    28. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
    29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
    30. Tuesdays with Morrie(Mitch Albom)
    31. Dune (Frank Herbert)
    32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
    33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
    34. 1984 (Orwell)
    35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
    36. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)
    37. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)
    38. I Know This Much is True(Wally Lamb)
    39. The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
    40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
    41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
    42. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
    43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
    44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
    45. Bible
    46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
    47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
    48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
    49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
    50. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
    51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
    52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
    53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
    54. Great Expectations (Dickens)
    55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
    56. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
    57. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)
    58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
    59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
    60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrew Niffenegger)
    61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
    62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
    63. War and Peace (Tolsoy)
    64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)
    65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
    66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
    67. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)
    68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
    69. Les Miserables (Hugo)
    70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
    71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
    72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
    73. Shogun (James Clavell)
    74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
    75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
    76. The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)
    77. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
    78. The World According To Garp (John Irving)
    79. The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)
    80. Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)
    81. Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)
    82. Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck)
    83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
    84. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
    85. Emma (Jane Austen)
    86. Watership Down(Richard Adams)
    87. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
    88. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)
    89. Blindness (Jose Saramago)
    90. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)
    91. In The Skin Of A Lion (Ondaatje)
    92. Lord of the Flies (Golding)
    93. The Good Earth(Pearl S. Buck)
    94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
    95. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
    96. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
    97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
    98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
    99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
    100.Ulysses (James Joyce)

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      posted at 2/21/2007 03:12:00 PM
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    Sunday, February 18, 2007
    Uh oh!
    Looks like I got a suck-ass review from Review My Blog. The only thing they seem to like is my template. (Thanks again Suzie). I did agree with their comment about moving the arcives, so that has been done. Other than that, I think they were a little harsh. But then again I signed up for the beating didn't I?

    I realize that the PPP stuff is annoying. I get annoyed writing it. And yes I have sold my soul to the PPP devil. But like I have said before, it is an easy way to make a little cash. I have been seriously contemplating creating a blog just for stuff like that though, so if you are tired of reading that stuff never fear. It will be gone sometime soon. Besides, not that I am in new blogger it has a label. If you don't want to read it, skip to yer loo ladied (and gents).

    As far as the personal attack. That wasn't so cool. Name calling isn't so nice ladies. I don't go on other peoples blogs and insult them in that way. You hate my blog, fine. You have the content fine. BTW, my header says it all. That and my blog title. Don't take it on to review if you can't stand "Mommy Blogs" to begin with k? And when did I ever state I was a blogger ho? That one totally confused me. Maybe I am just stupid.

    But thanks for the review. Maybe I will resubmit after I have lost the PPP and found something "worth" reading. Then again maybe not. Thanks anyway!

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      posted at 2/18/2007 12:53:00 PM
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    Thursday, February 15, 2007
    Hey Big Spender
    There are many bloggers out there that participate in Pay Per Post. Recently, they have redone their website and I must say that I really like it. A long with a totally new and great looking site, they have taken being able to make money blogging to a whole new level.

    Before the new segregation, typically the most anyone would make on a single post was around $15.00. So on a good day, you could make $30 since you are only allowed to post twice per day. Well, now if you have a high ranking blog (which, sadly I don't yet) you can get paid a butt load of money. I kid you not, they are offering $1000 for one single post. Oh how I wish that I could partake in that goodness. I could totally pay off a credit card of two with that kind of loot.

    In addition to the high payouts, they also lead the pack when it comes to the service fee that they charge the advertisers. Most other type of sites markup the profit 100%. PPP only takes 35% . (They have to get paid too ya know). They pay out fast too. Just don't forget the disclosure or no money for you!

    So, as annoying as it is for some people to read all the posts, I will continue to post blogs that are sponsored by advertisers so that I can make some cold, hard, cash. Every little bit adds up ya know. Now if I could just get my rank up I would be set.


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      posted at 2/15/2007 08:29:00 PM
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    I Am An Idiot!
    Happy belated Valentine's Day everyone! I hope you and yours had a most romantic and lovd filled day.

    I, on the other hand, succeeded to yet again stick my foot in my big ol' mouth and hurt AM's feelings. I seem to be getting good at that.

    For his gift, I thought that I would try and make it an extra special one since I have been such a putz lately. I bought him a gift certificate to get a massage and I made him a chocolate-peanut butter cheesecake from scratch. Heart-shaped and all. I wish I would have taken a picture of it. It look really good if I do say so myself.

    Anyway, I had hinted (very strongly) that I wanted flowers for Valentine's. I haven't gotten flowers since Wildman was born and I LOVE getting flowers. When I got home, there was a card, a bpx of chocolate, and a CD but no flowers. I was disappointed. The longer I was home the more dissappointed and upset I got. By the time I picked up the kids I was ticked off.

    Long story short I showed my ass and acted like a spoiled little brat. I kept carrying on about it and started getting frustrated at the kids. I know- Mom of the Year Award there too! After a few minutes of me ranting and raving, AM gets up from the table and leaves. He comes back with a dozen roses.


















    He had them all along. They were in the bed so that I would find them when I went to sleep. Now I feel like a complete, self centered idiot. I should have just kept my big fat mouth shut.

    I am really sorry for the way I acted honey! I love the flowers, they are beautiful. And I love you more than you will ever know. I'm an idiot and a spoiled brat. Forgive me?

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      posted at 2/15/2007 08:13:00 PM
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    Wanna Review Me?
    As anyone that frequents my blog knows, I participate in Pay Per Post. I honestly only do it to make extra money. Everyone needs extra money right? I have already made about $200 just doing sponosored posts in the last month. It is fast and easy and I can do it from home with very little effort. However, I know that it can be extremely annoying for those that want to read about my life to have to sift through all the ppp stuff.

    Well, here may be the answer. The best of both worlds really. Pay Per Post has released a new program that will pay every time someone signs up and posts a review to your blog. No more annoying "come see what someone is trying to sell" ads. And an added benefit? It helps to increase blog traffic to your site, much like sites like Blog Explosion and Blog Mad (but you don't get paid for those).

    This new Review My Post program is available to all bloggers in the great big blogosphere out there. Simply add a badge at the end of your post and the rest is up to readers out there. How easy is that? I know that I am going to try it. Especially if it means no more sponsored posts (or at least not as many).

    It's a least worth a shot isn't it? Heck, what do I have to lose right?

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      posted at 2/15/2007 11:30:00 AM
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    Monday, February 12, 2007
    Did Someone Say Circus?
    I thought they did, but boy was I disappointed.

    Every year the Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus makes its way to Charlotte NC. I have been twice in the the last 5 years and have always loved it. When Drama Queen was just over 1, we took her and the sheer joy in her eyes was undescribable.

    So when I found out that they were going to be here again, I didn't think twice about shelling out the $80.80 (yes, you read right freakin $80!) for my darling children, AM, and myself to go see the circus. It isn't everyday that we get to do things like this. And it was to be Wild Man's first "true" entertainment outing. With the lights, music, and action I just knew he would love it.

    I should have stayed my ass home and saved ALOT of money. It was at the Cricket Arena, which was the first of 3 "coliseum" type places in Charlotte. It is small and old, but I had seen many things there before so I thought it would be fine. How wrong I was!

    When we found our seats, I was disappointed to say the least. We were right in front of the "ring" yes, but in the very last freakin row! I kid you not. The wall was behind us! We were so high in fact that the upside down world? Whoop dee do! All we could see was their feet. How exciting.

    I think that I have gone to better no name circus' than this one. There was only one ring. Very few animals (6 horses, 2 dogs catching frisbees, and one elephant- that's it folks!)Last time it was great. I was bored the entire time. It was so bored in fact that I didn't take one picture. Not one.

    And the prices? Highway freakin robbery! $10 for a bag of crappy cotton candy! Oh, I got a hat! I would rather get the cotton candy for $5 and skip the cheap thing. And of course I had to buy the kids something, so I got them matching light spinner things at $16 each. There went another $32. I know I didn't have to buy them, but I wanted them to leave with something and that just about the cheapest thing there. Total cost of suck-ass circus: $122.80. And that didn't include that AM spent on snacks. I couldn't tell you how much the nachos, drink, and peanuts were. Way too much I am sure.

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      posted at 2/12/2007 02:58:00 PM
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    Tuesday, February 06, 2007
    A Fond Farewell
    Soon my glorious renter will be bidding adieu and moving on to greener pastures. It has been great having her here. I can't wait to read all about her darling new baby girl in the upcoming weeks. If you haven't checked her out yet DO IT NOW!

    As an added incentive, she is still having a going out of business sale at www.intimatepursuits.com . 50% all those lovelies for fellow bloggers.

    Get something for that special person in your life. Valentine's Day is just around the corner you know. Put a HUGE smile on his/her face this year! What are you waiting for?

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      posted at 2/06/2007 11:25:00 AM
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    Doncha Wish Your Girlfriend Were Hot Like Me
    I know that I wish that I looked like this.


    But alas, I am destined to be one of those "big" girls. No Heidi Klum physique for me.

    Yes, folks. It is that time of year again. Time to buy those sweethearts some candy and roses. And for the men in your life...time for the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. It's the closest thing to legalized porn on your grocery store shelf. Pages upon pages of scantiliy clad, beautiful women for which your honey can oogle and drool over while you shop for diapers and baby wipes. But hey! I can appreciate a beautiful woman. Makes me jealous as all hell, but that's my problem right?

    Not only can you buy the magazine, but your honey bunny can have his favorite Sport Illustrated Swimsuit model as his cell phone wallpaper. Choose from exclusive wallpapers of Heidi Klum, Marisa Miller, Ana Beatriz Barros, tennis star Maria Sharapova, Molly Sims and 2005 SI cover girl Carolyn Murphy all for only $1.99. More old school? They also have Elle Macpherson ('87, '88, '94) and Kathy Ireland ('92, '94).

    One thing I have always wanted to know was why Sports Illustrated never publishes a magazine for all of us ladies? Wouldn't you like to see gorgeous, mostly naked men like David Beckham in a magazine once a year for all of us mamas out there? I know that I would buy it for sure. Snap that baby up like hot cakes I would! But I have been told that isn't all about me all the time. So I guess I will have to continue to dream for now.

    Just what your guy has always wanted. Put a smile on his face everytime he calls you!

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      posted at 2/06/2007 11:03:00 AM
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    Thursday, February 01, 2007
    Check her out
    Not that she is any stranger to the blogosphere, but I would like to intorduce my newest renter.

    Sugarmama hails from the great city of Chicago, Illinois. She has a 1st grader (who is quite the scholar) and a nother bun in the oven due in just a few weeks. Oh, and she has her own sex toy business that she is closing so ALL her inventory of 50% off.

    So..go there and tell hello and buy a few sumthin sumthin's for you and your loved one. I am sure that HE will enjoy them. And tell her I sent ya k?

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      posted at 2/01/2007 02:11:00 PM
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    It's Snowing!



    Look! Our first snowfall in two years! It is WildMan's first snow.


    I swear these ashats don't have a clue how to drive in anything remotely resembling the fluffy white stuff. Last night (it was clear and cold) the schools here had already posted a 2 hr delay. By 6 am there was about 1/2 inch of snow and everything was closed. I made my way to the daycare and was going to go to work when AM called. He said it was bad in RH and that I should call the boss to see if I needed to come in. This was a 7:45 am. He said to stay home so I went back and got the kids. I only live maybe 5 miles from the daycare. It took me 30 minutes to get home. I live right after a bridge and at the bottom of a hill. Those of you who know how to drive in snow know that you have to get up som speed to get up hills. I also failed to mention that I live on a big hill myself.




    This being said. About 100 feet from my house, some freakin idiot in a SUV passes 6 cars in the left hand lane on a snow covered bridge at the foot of a big hill. Same hill where the lead vehicle is going sideways up the hill just to make it to the top. So then all traffic stops. ON.THE.HILL. I had to try to manuever up my own steep hill with no speed. I got stuck 3/4 of the way with a front wheel drive van. However, I did make it up the hill. Thank goodness for traction control. I probably burned it up, but after snaking up the driveway I made it. I'll have to see how bad I tore it up tomorrow after it thaws.


    To the woman in the SUV...FOAD. You almost caused multiple people to wreck because heaven forbid you should have to wait you turn and actually obey traffic laws. IDIOT!




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      posted at 2/01/2007 08:50:00 AM
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