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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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    Monday, July 30, 2007
    They're Gone
    My babies are gone...

    For a week that is. My IL's took them with them to NY for the week to go camping. We will be joining them at the end of the week for a week of camping ourselves. Up until this week AM and I have been dreading it, but now we are actually looking forward to it. Not looking forward to the 14 hour drive (YUCK!) but a week of relaxing and just hanging out. That is if the kids aren't spoiled rotten by then.

    AM posed me with a question: What did we do before we had kids?

    Good question indeed. It has been almost 4 years, so I can't really remember what it was like. I remember that AM worked all the time on 2nd shift, so at night I was free to do what I wanted. I took Tae Kwon Do three times a week. Other than that I just can't remember. I am sure we did something though. Isn't that just sad?

    Friday night we took the kids to Maw-Maw and Pop-Pop's to spend the night since they would be leaving out around 3 am. They were so sweet and DQ is soo excited about camping. They gave us hugs and kisses and told us bye-bye. We were home by 8 pm and bored out of our minds by 8:30. AM stated that if they were home it wouldn't be any different since they would be asleep. I told him this was true. The only difference was that we were free to leave the house and do whatever we wanted. We didn't leave the house. Exciting aren't we?

    Saturday morning, AM had a side job to do (he is a plumber) so I spent the morning going through the toy boxes. 2 trash bags later the toys were weeded out. No toys are in the living room baskets anymore, and all the toys are in their rightful spots in the correct bedrooms. The kiddos have an inate ability to put their toys anywhere but where they go. One trashbag is full of junk that will be thrown away (Happy Meal toys, those damn high heels that DQ almost breaks her legs in daily) and one bag if for the local Children's Home for children who are taken away from their parents due to bad living conditions, etc. I hope the tpys bring them as much joy as they have my own children. I will drop them off by Wednesday.

    After going through all the toys, I got my hair cut (hence the new picture in my About Me section). You like? When AM was finished with his job, we went out to dinner at Tony Roma's, our favorite restaurant. AM isn't one for trying new things, so we almost always go to TR's when we get a chance. Usually the food is excellent, but this time AM's St. Loius ribs were digusting. There were teeny-tiny little bones all in the ribs and he almost chocked several times. And the waitress. Oh.My.Gawd! was she awful! We literally had to ask for everything a minimum of twice for multiple things. Not a good thing. She got a 1.36 tip and that was being generous. I had received one of those complete the survey and get $5 off your next meal things. I left it in black folder-thingy because it was the receipt, she the hoochy took it! UGH! (We are eating at Red Robin sometime this week).

    After dinner, we were going to go see 1408 (starring John Cusack), but we missed the 8:00 show and didn't want to wait until 10 so we visited AM's old place of employment and then headed home. I had thrown my back out the night before, so I took a muscle relaxer and went to bed. Haven't had that good a night's sleep in a LONG time. :)

    We decided that we would go to an early matinee on Sunday. We were child-free afterall! We went ahead and saw 1408, even though AM really wants to see Transformers. I just can't see myself sitting through two hours of Autobots and Decepticons. I'm sorry, I just can't do it. 1408 was ok; the typical Stephen King movie. Hated the ending. Basically, it is about a writer who goes into "haunted" places and de-myths them. He is a cynic and doesn't believe that ghosts exist. And of course he has a past. Turns out his daughter died of some terminal illness and he left his wife to deal with the grief. He finds out about this "haunted" room in a hotel in NY and they refuse to rent it to him- so of course he has to stay there. Supposedly, no one that has stayed in the room has ever lasted more than an hour. The rest of the movie is about the writer and the evil room. Like I said, typical Stephen King. But it was ok if you like that sort of thing.

    Then we went to BJ's and got diapers, pullups, (you didn't think I wouldn't get something for the kids- teehee) and a new camera for me! Yippee!! I can't wait to use it!

    Last night we spent watching TV and doing nothing. I watched Big Brother (who do you think is going home?) and then The Two Coreys on A&E. If you haven't watched it, and you are a child of the 80's you need to. It if freaking hysterical. Watching the two Coreys (Haim and Feldman- remember them?) interact is freakin funny. Feldman (and his wife) are vegetarian freaks, and Haim is still acting like he is 18 with ADD. Totally nuts I tell ya! I laughed out loud many times. It's on Sundays at 10 pm. Watch it!

    Today I work. Oh the fun. I am thinking of doing a ride-along with the officers, but I don't know if I can fit it all in. We leave for NY Friday morning at 3 am, and there is only so much that you can cram into 6 days without the bay-bays. And it might be nice to just sit and relax too ya know?

    But what is the fun in that?

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      posted at 7/30/2007 08:19:00 AM
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    Monday, July 23, 2007
    One Of Millions
    Ok, I'll admit it. I was one of the crazy Harry Potter fans that stood in line Friday night to be one of the "first" to get the new book. At least I didn't dress up.

    There had to be at least 500 people at the local BAM (Books A Million), and most of those were tweens. Just how I wanted to spend my late Friday night. I do not envy the people who had to clean up that mess, let me tell you. BAM had it's registers opened until 11:45 pm (which really was retail genius) so all of us that were trapped in the store could buy that book that we have read in its entirety while waiting for 12:01 am.

    We all finally figured out where the line actually started, (Side note: Dear manager of BAM, next time you might want to have more than one person pointing out where they line actually is. Thanks!) and stood there. And stood there. Right before midnight, they started counting down. This caused ear-splitting screams and clapping. I swear to you, you would have thought Brad Pitt, or someone from High School Musical, was coming in the building. While I am all about me some Harry Potter, I am not about to scream like a banshee because I can get a book. A book people! But hey, at least we know that a hella lot of people were reading their little heart's out for a least one night right? At 12:01 am on the nose they started handing out books, I guess. I wouldn't know since it took almost 30 minutes for the line to start to move. I still don't know what the hold up was. But oh well...

    By 12:30 am, I had my very own copy in my tired little hands. I drove home and read until 2 am. I just couldn't hold my eyes open any longer. I am now on page 120. I can say that some of the fans will have probably read it cover to cover three times before I finish it the first time. I am a slow reader, and I have two little beings that rely on my for everything so I have to stop reading from time to time. Oh, and I value my sleep way too much. But I will finish it. And I already know how it ends. I know..I am a TERRIBLE person. But this time I just couldn't wait. I had to at least know the fate of Harry. But I'll never tell :) You'll have to read it for yourself.

    So that was what I was doing this weekend. How many of you out there have the book? What do/did you think?

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      posted at 7/23/2007 11:23:00 AM
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    Tuesday, July 17, 2007
    Nothing Better To Do
    OK So I got tagged reading someone else's blog.



    It’s been said that allegedly if you’ve seen over 85 movies you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, go to your own blog, paste it in and put x’s by the ones that you have seen. Add them up........if you're reading this, consider yourself tagged!

    (x) Rocky Horror Picture Show
    (x) Grease
    (x) Pirates of the Caribbean (Own It!)
    (x) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
    ( ) Boondock Saints
    (X) Fight Club (Own It!)
    ( ) Starsky and Hutch
    (x) Neverending Story
    (x) Blazing Saddles
    (X) Airplane
    (X) The Princess Bride
    ( ) AnchorMan
    (X) Napoleon Dynamite (Own It!)
    (x) Labyrinth (Own It!)
    (X) Saw (Own It!)
    (X) Saw II (Own It!)
    (X) White Noise (Own It!)
    (X) White Oleander
    (X) Anger Management (Own It!)
    (X) 50 First Dates (Own It!)
    (X) The Princess Diaries
    (X) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
    Total so far: 19 out of 22 - I'm in trouble!
    (x) Scream
    (x) Scream 2
    (x) Scream 3
    (x) Scary Movie
    ( ) Scary Movie 2
    ( ) Scary Movie 3
    ( ) Scary Movie 4
    (x) American Pie
    (x) American Pie 2
    ( ) American Wedding
    ( ) American Pie Band Camp
    (x) Harry Potter 1 (Own It!)
    (x) Harry Potter 2 (Own It!)
    (x) Harry Potter 3
    (x) Harry Potter 4
    ( ) Resident Evil 1
    ( ) Resident Evil 2
    (x) The Wedding Singer
    ( ) Little Black Book
    (X) The Village
    () Lilo and Stitch
    Total so far: 31 out of 43
    (x) Finding Nemo (Own It!)
    ( ) Finding Neverland
    (X) Signs
    (x) The Grinch
    ( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    ( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
    (x) White Chicks
    (X) Butterfly Effect (Own It!)
    (X) 13 Going on 30
    (X) I, Robot
    () Robots
    (X) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
    (x) Universal Soldier
    ( ) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
    (X) Along Came Polly (Own It!)
    (X) Deep Impact
    ( ) KingPin
    (x) Never Been Kissed
    (x) Meet The Parents
    (x) Meet the Fockers
    ( ) Eight Crazy Nights
    ( ) Joe Dirt
    (X) King Kong
    Total so far: 46 out of 66
    ( ) A Cinderella Story
    (X) The Terminal
    ( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
    ( ) Passport to Paris
    (x) Dumb and Dumber
    ( ) Dumber and Dumberer
    (X) Final Destination
    (X) Final Destination 2
    ( ) Final Destination 3
    ( ) Halloween
    (X) The Ring
    ( ) The Ring 2
    ( ) Surviving Christmas
    ( ) Flubber
    ( ) Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle
    (x) Practical Magic
    (X) Chicago
    (X) Ghost Ship
    ( ) From Hell
    ( ) Hellboy
    (X) Secret Window (Own It!)
    (X) I Am Sam
    ( ) The Whole Nine Yards
    ( ) The Whole Ten Yards
    Total so far: 56 out of 90 I'm not sad yet, am I?
    ( X) The Day After Tomorrow (Own It!)
    (X) Child’s Play
    ( ) Seed of Chucky
    ( ) Bride of Chucky
    (x) Ten Things I Hate About You
    (X) Just Married (Own It!)
    (X) Gothika (Own It!)
    (x) Nightmare on Elm Street
    (X) Sixteen Candles
    (X) Remember the Titans (Own It!)
    ( ) Coach Carter
    (X) The Grudge
    ( ) The Grudge 2
    (x) The Mask
    ( ) Son Of The Mask
    (x) Bad Boys
    ( ) Bad Boys 2
    (X) Joy Ride
    ( ) Lucky Number Seven
    (x) Ocean’s Eleven (Own It!)
    ( ) Ocean’s Twelve
    (X) Bourne Identity
    ( ) Bourne Supremecy
    ( ) Lone Star
    ( ) Bedazzled
    (x) Predator I
    (X) Predator II
    ( ) The Fog
    (x) Ice Age
    ( ) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
    (X) Curious George
    Total so far: 74 out of 121.
    (x) Independence Day
    ( ) Cujo
    ( ) A Bronx Tale
    (X) Darkness Falls
    (X) Christine
    (x) E.T. (Own It!)
    (X) Children of the Corn
    ( ) My Bosses Daughter
    (X) Maid in Manhattan
    (X) War of the Worlds (Own It!)
    (x) Rush Hour
    (X) Rush Hour 2
    ( ) Best Bet
    (X) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (Own It!)
    (X) She’s All That
    ( ) Calendar Girls
    ( ) Sideways
    ( ) Mars Attacks
    ( ) Event Horizon
    (X) Ever After
    (x) Wizard of Oz
    (x) Forrest Gump
    (x) Big Trouble in Little China
    (x) The Terminator
    (x) The Terminator 2
    (X) The Terminator 3
    Total so far: 92 out of 147. Uh oh!
    (x) X-Men (Own It!)
    (x) X-2 (Own It!)
    (x) X3 (Own It!)
    (X) Spider-Man (Own It!)
    (X) Spider-Man 2 (Own It!)
    ( ) Sky High
    (X) Jeepers Creepers (Own It!)
    (X) Jeepers Creepers 2 (Own It!)
    (X) Catch Me If You Can (Own It!)
    (X) The Little Mermaid (Own It!)
    ( ) Freaky Friday
    ( ) Reign of Fire
    (X ) The Skulls
    (X) Cruel Intentions
    ( ) Cruel Intentions 2
    ( ) The Hot Chick
    (x) Shrek
    (x) Shrek 2
    Total so far: 105 out of 165
    (X) Swimfan
    ( ) Miracle on 34th street*
    (X) Old School
    (X) The Notebook
    (X) K-Pax (Own It!)
    ( ) Krippendorf’s Tribe
    (X) A Walk to Remember(Own It!)
    ( ) Ice Castles
    ( ) Boogeyman
    (X) The 40-year-old Virgin
    (x) Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Own It!)
    (X) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Own It!)
    (X) Lord of the Rings: Return Of the King (Own It! and went into labor watching it1)
    (x) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
    (x) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    (x) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    ( ) Base-ketball
    ( )Hostel
    ( ) Waiting for Guffman
    ( ) House of 1000 Corpses
    (X) Devils Rejects (Worst Movie EVER!!!!)
    ( ) Elf
    (x) Highlander
    ( ) Mothman Prophecies
    (X) American History X (Own It!)
    ( ) Three
    ( ) The Jacket
    ( ) Kung Fu Hustle
    ( ) Shaolin Soccer
    ( ) Night Watch
    (x) Monsters Inc (Own It!)
    (x) Titanic (Own It!)
    (x) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    ( ) Shaun Of the Dead
    ( ) Willard
    ( ) High Tension
    ( ) Club Dread
    (X) Hulk (Own It!)
    ( ) Dawn Of the Dead
    ( ) Hook
    ( ) Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
    ( ) 28 days later
    ( ) Orgazmo
    (X) Phantasm
    (x) Waterworld
    (X) Kill Bill Vol. 1
    (X) Kill Bill Vol. 2
    ( ) Mortal Kombat
    ( ) Wolf Creek
    ( ) Kingdom of Heaven
    (X) The Hills Have Eyes
    ( ) I Spit on Your Grave
    ( ) The Last House on the Left
    ( ) Re-Animator
    (X) Army of Darkness
    Total so far: 130 out of 220 Terrible, Just terrible!!!
    (x) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace (Own It!)
    (x) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones (Own It!)
    (X) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith (Own It!)
    (x) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope (Own It!)
    (x) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back (Own It!)
    (x) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi (Own It!)
    ( ) Ewoks: Caravan Of Courage
    ( ) Ewoks: The Battle For Endor
    (x) The Matrix (Own It!)
    (x) The Matrix: Reloaded (Own It!)
    (x) The Matrix: Revolutions (Own It!)
    ( ) Animatrix
    ( ) Evil Dead
    ( ) Evil Dead 2
    ( ) Team America: World Police
    (X) Red Dragon
    (x) Silence of the Lambs
    (X) Hannibal

    GRAND TOTAL: 142 out of 239

    WHAAAA!! I'm such a loser! haha

      posted at 7/17/2007 02:14:00 PM
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    Monday, July 16, 2007
    To Croc Or Not To Croc?
    That seems to be the question these days?

    http://www.slate.com/id/2170301/?GT1=10238

    Drama Queen has had knock-off Crocs for two years now. Cute little pink ones. She was a trend-setter in our area. One of the first to have them and she got so many compliments. Every where we went someone was commenting on how cute her shoes were.

    Since we are camping alot this year, and they are virtually indestructable, I decided to bite the bullet and get Wild Man and myself a pair as well. I bought DQ another pink pair, WM a camo pair, and myself a purple pair. Wouldn't you know it...WM HATES them! So back they went and Mommy used the money to buy her a nice new pair of tennis shoes.

    Anyway.

    I know they are hideous to look at, but OMG! are they comfortable. I wish I could wear them to work. But I have to confess that I have not one pair, but two. At a recent camping trip I forgot my purple ones (and they rub the side of my feet for some reason) so while at Dollar General I bought a cheap pair of black ones for $6. I wear them all the time.

    Oh. The. Shame. But I don't care dang it! This is coming from a redneck who will wear a wife beater and shorts (with her crocs) to the grocery store if the needs arise.

    So how about you?

    You got crocs? No?...Why not?

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      posted at 7/16/2007 02:17:00 PM
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    Wednesday, July 11, 2007
    What I Have Been Up To
    I know, I know. Bad me. I haven't blogged in FOREVER. Sorry. I have been super-duper busy and honestly, just a little burned out on the whole thing. When there isn't really anything to say, why say anything at all.


    So, here is a little photo essay about my whereabouts the last few months. If nothing else, it will give you something to look at.
















    Our Home Away From Home




















    Drama Queen in her 'kini
















    Being Too Cute For Words




















    Alpha Male Trying His Hardest Not To Kill Me




















    Wild Man after an afternoon with a bucket of water and dirt.
















    Camping Destinations

    New Endeavors
    I have also started a mini side business of sorts and a new blog. If I ever get the money it will be given a makeover, but it will have to do for now. Go check it out and tell me what you think.

    New Name?
    I have also been thinking about changing the name of this blog. Land of 2 Under 2 just doesn't really fit anymore since my kids have gotten older. Those of you who have gotten to know me....any suggestions?

    If I keep with the Mommy Blogger theme I was considering... Toddler Times (if it isn't taken).

    I am still considering it. Let me know what you think.

    Other than that, not much new here in Poo Poo Land.

    Oh, speaking of poo-poo. DQ is officially potty-trained. She still has to wear a pull up at night and nap times but other than that she is doing great. I may have already mentioned it, I can't remember. If I have well, you are hearing about it again. Never in a million years would I ever have thought that I would be proud of human waste. One down and one to go!

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      posted at 7/11/2007 03:23:00 PM
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    Thursday, July 05, 2007
    BFF?
    Remember when you were kids? You thought that you would be friends with your best friend(s) forever and ever? What a deluded and naive world we lived in. Ignorance is bliss they say. And it will be a LONG time before I have that talk with the kiddos. A good friend (RIP Chad) even said so at the ripe old age of 16 when we were still in high school. At the time I thought he was crazy as hell. Now I know he was wise well beyond his years.

    I miss having a BFF. Hell, I miss having friends period. Other than AM, my children, and the occassional on-line "friend" I have no friends. None. Zip. Zero. No one to call and cry to when AM and I have a fight, no one to brag when he or the kids are espeically sweet, no one to just hang with. And.it.sucks!

    I try to make new friends, but it just isn't as easy as it used to be. Once you are out of that atmosphere (school, college, etc) and get married and start being a real adult it is so much harder. Time is limited and childcare is an issue. Honestly, I don't know how to do it anymore. And I often wonder if I would be a good friend anyway. Most days I am much to absorbed in my own life most of the time to take time out for someone else. Maybe therein lies the problem?

    Recently an old BFF contacted me and told me that they were coming home for a few days. I didn't get to see this person since they were proposing and getting married during the short trip home (congrats again K if you are reading this!) This started me thinking about "the good ol' days". Days of parties, hanging out, acting silly, and driving to the beach just for dinner. Even though there is no way that any of us could have kept up the pace we had back then, it sure was fun. Nowadays, sporatic emails and short occassional phone calls are the norm. Everyone is too busy and our lives have gone in such different directions that things aren't as easy and comfortable anymore. Bittersweet memories since I miss those days and wish that some people had remained in my life.

    Hopefully, some day I can say that I have a BFF again. What's your BFF story?

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      posted at 7/05/2007 04:09:00 PM
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