Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Define a girl gamer....

Someone posted something on Facebook today that kind of offended me...Their status said..."One thing I have noticed about TRUE girl gamers is that none of them play farmville." The reason it offended me is, isn't part of being a girl gamer playing games? Does it matter what games you play?! Do you have to be a hardcore halo player or Gears player to be considered a girl gamer? And if so that isn't fair. I used to play farmville and all the games on Facebook. I don't play them anymore not because it doesn't make me a true gamer, but because I got bored with them. My biggest problem with the term "girl gamer" is I don't feel that it is necessary! Why not just say "gamer"?! Who cares what your gender is? You play games! I think people forget that there are other games that you can play. There are games like D&D, Magic the Gathering, and so many more that aren't console games. To be considered a "girl gamer" do you have to only play console games?! If so I do not want that title. My husband has worked in the gaming industry now for 2 years and I know lots of "girl gamers." They all play tons of games. Not only console games. I don't play that many console games anymore...I guess I am no longer considered a true girl gamer...Oh well! Didn't want that title anyway!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

A few of my favorite things...

I posted a blog about my little girl's favorite things now its my turn to post my favorite things...Of course my absolute favorite things in the world are Shane and Makayla

1) Facebook
2) Soy White Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks
3) Summertime
4) Tennessee football
5) Video games
6) Sushi
7) Vampire novels written by Charlaine Harris
8) Harry Potter
9) Sleep
10) Pjs
11) World of Warcraft
12) Reality Television
13) Glee
14) Musicals
15) Shopping
16) The color pink
17) Tanning
18) the ocean
19) Mexican food
20) Yogurtland

Things I hate....

1) Being late
2) Being too early
3) rain
4) people singing with head phones in
5) Hannah Montana
6) Rob Pattinson
7) Kristen Stewart
8) Money...especially when I don't have any
9) My lawn guy...he is useless
10) flying with a 2 year old lol
11) liars
12) a few people who I am sure they know who they are lol
13) farmtown and farmville
14) poop scooping
15) getting up early
16) not getting 10 hours of sleep...which I never get...
17) going without coffee
18) going to the grocery store...
19) vacuuming
20) a dirty house...

There ya go...a little insight into the life of me!

Living with a 2 year old

So life with a 2 year old is so interesting....I have never laughed and had so much fun in all my life. Here is updated list of Makayla's favorite things...

1) MINNIE MOUSE...She has 2 Minnie's that she sleeps with every night. One is wearing a red dress and she calls it Red Minnie and the other one wears a pink dress and she calls it Pink Minnie.
2) Oatmeal...Any flavor...Just as long she has it every morning.
3) Tea parties and cooking pretend cake...She will make you taste it a million times lol.
4) Wow Wow Wubzy...OMG!! Wubzy is another one of her addictions. I don't really understand what kind of animal Wubzy is but he is rather entertaining.
5) Getting her picture taken...She is all about attention lol!
6) Going outside...She will stand at the back door saying Go outside please please please!! lol
7) Playing with a cell phone....She thinks that every one should let her play with their matter what! lol
8) The color pink...Yes she is the typical little girl! lol
9) Baths...She would sit in the bath tub 24 hours a day if I let her lol
10) Fruit...This is her favorite snack...which I guess is a good thing. It could be chocolate and sugar lol
11) Riding the Our poor dogs put up with sooo much but they are such great sports!

These are just a few things about the most amazing thing that has ever happened to Shane and I! I thank God for her!

Why do people do the things that they do...

I have often asked myself why are people sooo cruel. I am a very emotional person and carry my heart on my sleeve. I take things to heart when people do things that are harmful to me and my family. I am not going to mention names in this blog as it really doesn't matter who has hurt me or my family. This week my family has been dragged through the mud by the most foul individuals to ever walk this planet. This is not a blog to give them credit for hurting me...this is a blog to tell them that we will survive. This is a blog to say that bad things do not keep me down. The past 2 years of my life I have been followed around and hounded. We are over it. Blogs have been posted about my husband which are totally false and futile. I am not going to lie it hurt me really badly. Even worse it devastated my husband...but the TRUE friends we have have stepped up and picked us up from the dirt and dusted us off. My mother told me when I was younger that there is no reason to be upset because God will not give you more than what you can bear. I believe that God will help us through this time. But I also don't want to sound defeated...because a lot of good has came out of the bad...We are finally working HONEST and caring people. I love my family more than anything in this world and I will support my husband till the end of the earth! One of my favorite Bible verses is Joshua 9:1 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." So in closing I would like to say...I am not afraid nor do I care what some stupid trolls post all over the internet...because they can't hurt me or my family!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The holidaze in California....

Sorry for my lapse in blogging, but I am back for the time being....We have decided to not fly home again this year for Christmas instead we are going to stay here in sunny California. We are trying to establish a "Latham family tradition". The first week in December we put up at 6ft fake tree. This is a big deal for me, bc Shane really loathes Christmas trees. We are complete with even wrapped presents beneath it. When I was a child we ALWAYS had a Christmas tree. Even though it looked like a Charlie Brown tree....I want Makayla to grow up with the same tradition. We are going to let her open her presents on Christmas morning, and then we have been invited to dinner with some friends or ours. Christmas eve day we are going to spend putting together all her toys that her grandma got her. Then that night we are going to go to church. No it isn't my traditional Christmas but I believe it will be a good one. Merry Christmas to everyone!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A little Incubus for you....

Pardon Me

Pardon me while I burst
Pardon me while I burst
A decade ago, I never thought I would be.
A twenty three on the verge of spontaneous combustion woe is me
But I guess that it comes with the territory.
An ominous landscape of never-ending calamity.
I need you to hear. I need you to see.
That I have had all I can take
And exploding seems like a definite possibility
To me
So pardon me while I burst into flames.
I’ve had enough of the world, and it’s people’s mindless games
So pardon me while I burn, and rise above the flame
Pardon me, pardon me. I’ll never be the same.
Not, two days ago I was having a look in a book
And I saw a picture of a guy fried up above his knees
I said I can relate
Cause lately I’ve been thinking of combustication as a welcomed vacation from.
The burdens of the planet earth, like gravity, hypocrisy, and the perils of being in 3-d...
And thinking so much differently.
Pardon me while I burst into flames.
I’ve had enough of the world, and it’s people’s mindless games
Pardon me while I burn, and rise above the flame
Pardon me, pardon me. I’ll never be the same.
Never be the same...yeah.
Pardon me while I burst into flames.
Pardon me, pardon me, pardon me.
So pardon me while I burst into flames.
I’ve had enough of the world, and it’s people’s mindless games
So pardon me while I burn, and rise above the flame
Pardon me, pardon me. I’ll never be the same.
Pardon me, never be the same. yeah

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Outlooks on life....

Today Shane and I watched the Michael Jackson memorial on TV. (We did the lottery thing to get tickets but of course....we didn't win). I was deeply moved by the amount of respect that people had for him. Regardless of your viewpoints about Michael Jackson......He was a very influential person. When I was watching the memorial.....I watched his children....I could see the pain in their eyes....My only thought was....I never want to leave Makayla. I couldn't bear seeing her in that much pain. The very controversial Reverend Al Sharpton spoke at the memorial. He said to Michael's children....Your father wasn't was strange what he was forced to go through. He is right. From the moment he auditioned for Berry Gordy at Motown till the day he took his final breath, Michael endured a lot of hardships. I admire Michael for many are a few.....Michael kept his children sheltered from the media....He didn't want to put his children through what he had to endure growing up.....Michael was a family man. Many celebrities now days don't show family values. Michael was and will always be a damn good entertainer. You can't hear Billie Jean or Thriller without singing along. But when you are singing it you know....there is no one else who can sing it like Michael. In closing I want to say this.....we are not promised today live your life as if it is going to be last....Love too much....sing too loud....and dance like no one is watching!

RIP Michael Jackson you will be missed!