What's Been Going On

Wednesday night Todd and I went with Ben and his fiance, Katie (not to be confused with our Katie) to a Shane and Shane concert. For those of you who aren’t familiar with contemporary Christian bands you probably have no idea who they are. They’re a pretty awesome accoustic (mostly) band and a lot of fun to see. David Nasser was there as well. This guy is a great speaker and what a story he has to tell! He was born in Iran, saw his father dragged from his house and had a gun held to his own head when he was 9. Somehow his family managed to escape to America after that. He went to church with a high school buddy when this friend told him the five hottest girls at school went to the same church. He eventually became a Christian and is a very funny, gifted speaker with quite a powerful message. There’s a ton more I could say about him, but I won’t. Just suffice it to say that our “Valentine’s date” was great!

Friday night we watched the fourth disk of season one of the Gilmore Girls. I had to keep asking myself, “Gilmore Girls or Prison Break“? You know, my two favorite television shows are LOST and Desparate Housewives. Those are the two shows I don’t like to miss. Every other show on TV I can do without. I’m pretty sure I could draw comparisons there, too, and maybe narrow down my favorites to just one night a week. Nah…

Saturday morning was the quarterly ladies’ brunch at church. What a bunch of fun that is! I’m a little sad I have to wait three more months for the next one. After that Todd and I went walking at the park. I thoroughly enjoyed it except for the fact it was around 30 degrees and a bit windy. It was my first taste of being ready for Spring.

Everybody is off tomorrow and I have no idea what we’re going to do. All the stuff I’d like to do is outdoor stuff and it’s too cold for that. Movies are expensive and the Camden Aquarium (like I’d been thinking about) is going to be mega-crowded. The kids are harder to please now that they’re getting older. Gone are the days of driving to the really cool looking gas station with the Espresso Bar inside and giving them a thrill. Heck, it’s even lost some of its appeal to me.

OH! Katie and I bought about 50 pounds of candy on Friday for our DVDathon and I found a green bag of nothing but green M&Ms. If you don’t know the significance of green M&Ms – and it’s not because St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner – you can read about it here. There’s a hoochie-mama green M&M on the front and it says, “The New Color of Love”. But that’s not the funniest part. In smaller letters under said hoochie-mama it says, “Sweetie… it’s all true.”

When we got home I told Todd I had a surprise for him. After pulling the Milk Duds and Twizzlers and Sour Gummy Lifesavers and Goobers out of the bag (and I can’t figure out why I’m not losing weight) I pulled out the M&Ms and threw him the bag. His first words were, “I don’t need these!” Silly boy. I bought them for me.

20 Comments

  1. Anne on February 17, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    *snort* Hoochie mama. Cracks me up. Yeppers, I remember the green M&Ms are supposed to make you horny too. I’d never heard that about the orange ones or I’d have eaten nothing but in high school (I’ve got barely-there boobies) LOL. And Todd’s, “I don’t need these!” … such a typical MAN thing to say. LOL

  2. beans on February 17, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    hehe- green m&m’s. we all used to crack up at that one. brunch was good . . .i am eagerly awaiting the next one! thanks for checking in with me-i am looking forward to our meet up!

  3. Jodi_Lee on February 17, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    My cousin, who lives in Nashville, is friends with Shane & Shane! Six degrees of separation, and all that. 😉

  4. Gretchen on February 17, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Wow, you did have a fun Valentine’s date. Complete with hoochie mama m&ms. Isn’t it nearly blastphemous to buy candy from M&M/Mars when you can practically smell the Hershey factory from your city? xxxooogretchen

  5. Trish on February 17, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    movies and candy! Sounds like my kind of weekend…

  6. Dev on February 17, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Yes, I remember the story about green M&M’s. 🙂 Thank God I didn’t know about the orange M&M’s ~ I’d be severely top-heavy.Sounds like you had a terrific Valentine’s day!

  7. Jenster on February 17, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Anne – All the orange M&Ms I ate did nothing but make me bottom heavy. :o(Beans – I’m looking forward to our meet up, too!Jodi_lee – Nuh-uh!! Really?? So lucky!!Gretchen – I really have no problem buying non-Hershey products. At all.Trish – Yeah. It’s been nice.Dev – Nah. See my comment to Anne above. lol

  8. Sing4joy on February 17, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    Well. I am glad I am visiting in the fall and not the winter. Will there be any chocolate left??

  9. Mama P on February 17, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Mmmm… chocolate. You are so funny. How wonderful for you – what a great day.

  10. Becky on February 18, 2008 at 12:26 am

    So did you need these to gear up for the big trip to Scotland? Or was it Hawaii? ;0)Somehow, in all the wisdom passed on to me at slumber parties, in lunch tables and notes passed in the hallways at school, I never learned that info about the orange m&m’s, lol. We just did the whole, “We must, we must, we must increase our bust” exercizes from Judy Blume’s books, lol.

  11. Kristie (J) on February 18, 2008 at 12:41 am

    Say….I know just the thing you can watch!! It would go real well with M&M’s of any colour or variety.Do you like the chocolate or peanut ones better? Me – I like them both so have to buy both when I get them!

  12. Eileen on February 18, 2008 at 4:22 am

    chocolate, twizzlers, gummies, family time and all being warm and cozy at home? Doesn’t get much better! Your Weekend sounds DIVINE!XOXOXO

  13. SweetAnnee on February 18, 2008 at 8:13 am

    LOLTodd’s a nut!!and you a “hoochie mama wanna be? Oh I MUST get some!!Sounds like a good weekend..concerts, churchand a brunch!!Hope today finds some fun things to dosmiles, Deena

  14. Lisa on February 18, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Funny… I don’t remember eating a lot of orange M&Ms… Snort.Something sounds so wrong when you mix green hoochie mama candy with other ones called Twizzlers, Goobers, and Duds! Cackle.

  15. Tanya on February 18, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    I did not know that. I need to find some green ones. :)I wonder if orange could still work when you’re a grown up?I want to know what the other colors do. Who would have thought that the candy was so powerful?

  16. The Daily "B" on February 18, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    Hahahahah! Hoochie Mama M&M’s! LOL! That’s a scream!

  17. Gretchen on February 18, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    BTW…I can’t eat Goobers. Make me think of phlegm. Just saying.xxxooogretchen

  18. Shauna on February 19, 2008 at 12:05 am

    There’s a hoochie-mama green M&M on the front and it says, “The New Color of Love”. But that’s not the funniest part. In smaller letters under said hoochie-mama it says, “Sweetie… it’s all true.”When we got home I told Todd I had a surprise for him. After pulling the Milk Duds and Twizzlers and Sour Gummy Lifesavers and Goobers out of the bag (and I can’t figure out why I’m not losing weight) I pulled out the M&Ms and threw him the bag. His first words were, “I don’t need these!” Silly boy. I bought them for me.BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! *wipes tears*Okay, that is just TOO FUNNY! Though, if the bag claims they work… Where did you buy them?

  19. His Girl on February 19, 2008 at 1:02 am

    i have so many inappropriate comments! I’m going to stick with my first impressions…shane and shane??? luuuuuuuky!!! i totally heart that music!and I will leave all of the colored m&m’s comments in the gutter where they belong!

  20. radioactive girl on February 20, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    The M&M thing is very funny! I love that you posted a link in case someone didn’t know!

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