Saturday, December 11, 2010

Because I Can't Afford Therapy...

I'm relaunching the blog (yes, again...whatever.) This time I think I'm going to attempt to say what's on my mind without censoring myself much (within reason, of course.) It has been an incredibly crappy year and I'm stressed nearly to my breaking point, and extremely tired of tiptoeing around other people's feelings when so very few give a damn about mine. I mean, I had 2 surgeries in 3 months' time this year, and in the first a device was implanted into my chest & they used a metal tool to tunnel up my neck to make a path to insert the wires that are wrapped around a major nerve...How many people stopped by to check on us, see if Cordy needed help w/the kids, drop off a meal, I dunno'...see if I was dead? NONE. Got a few phone calls, but everyone was too busy. I do understand that everyone has their own families, jobs, responsibilities & lives, but when did it become too hard to take a little bit of time out to show someone that they are worthy of your time-beyond just a phone call? Honestly, it seems like I had more real/true friends when I was "Bitchy" Alyssa-meaner/more obnoxious, less worried about hurting people's feelings. Oddly enough, these are also the friends who have stuck with me through the years, while the newer "friends" have faded in & out when it's convenient for them. Perhaps mellower me just invites being walked on?

Well, I've had more than enough. I'm not in high school anymore & am not going to play "She said you said" or "She said you did" games. I'm tired of counting on people when they say they're going to do something, and they consistently don't do it...and it really pisses me off when it's something concerning my children. Absolutely do NOT tell my children you want to do something for them/with them, if you aren't going to follow through-it hurts them all the more because they don't understand your reason/excuse, and it makes my head want to explode (or make your head explode) that you keep disappointing my children and are completely oblivious to it. I'm so very close to just shutting off my brain-to-mouth filter completely when dealing with everyone except children. Hell, I have neurological issues & that can actually be a side effect, so you freakin' people would never know if it was from my health issues or just my personality.

Here's the deal: I'm going to post all kinds of crap on this blog. Good stuff, bad stuff, meh stuff, probably the occasional contest. But know this-This is my blog. It is my place to write what I need to get out, when I need to get it out. I won't use names unless I have permission (because I'm cool like that) but that doesn't mean you won't recognize yourself/others won't recognize you in my maniacal rantings. Deal with it, or don't read.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Look What I Found...My Blog!!

I knew it was around here somewhere...I put it in "a very safe place." (You know, that black hole where things that were especially meant not to get lost seem to vanish within.) Or yanno', maybe I just got busy, tired, & lazy and stopped writing. I'll do a condensed catch-up post soon, but let's revive the blog w/something fun, shall we?

Most of my friends know that I'm a Bzzagent & get to try products/services for free, then honestly review them-good or bad. Recently, I received a campaign for got2b smooth operator. (I just have to say that the spelling/grammar freak in me is bothered by the lack of capitalization in their product name & I keep capitalizing it automatically when I write about it, then having to go back and "fix" it.) Anyway, I received a bunch of samples of the smoothing Lustre Lotion w/a coupon attached, some coupons for $2.50 off 1 smooth operator smoothing lustre lotion OR 1 smoothing hairspray, and a coupon that was supposed to be for 1 FREE lustre lotion or hairspray. I, as well as *MANY* other BzzAgents had great difficulty using the FREE coupon, due to some unfortunate wording, so BzzAgent & got2b issued us a new, corrected FREE coupon. Fortunately for me, I was finally able to use my 1st coupon at CVS during a BOGO (Buy One, Get One) and ended up with 2 free products...the day before my new coupon arrived. SO, I'm thinkin': GIVEAWAY!

The winner will receive:

  • 1 coupon for FREE 1 smooth operator smoothing lustre lotion or smoothing hairspray. (Exp. 8/13/10)
  • 1 coupon for SAVE $2.50 off 1 smooth operator smoothing lustre lotion or smoothing hairspray   (Exp 9/30/10)
  • 2 sample packets of the smoothing lustre lotion  w/a SAVE $1.00 on any full size got2b smooth operator product coupon attached (Exp 5/1/11)
Since the expiration date on the FREE coupon is so soon, this is going to be a very short giveaway: starts today (Tuesday 7/27) & ends Friday (7/30) at 10 pm EST. I'll use a random number generator to pick the winner & contact by email. You'll have until Sunday (8/1) to respond, or an alternate winner will be chosen.

How to Enter:
  1. Leave me a comment to basically say, "Hey, I was here!" & make sure I have your email.
  2. Blog/tweet/write a Facebook message about the giveaway, then come back & leave another comment letting me know that you did.
  3. Follow my blog & leave another comment letting me know that you do.
That's up to 3 chances per person! And just as an FYI-I love this stuff! It smells really great-sort of fruity/flowery, but doesn't bother my allergies-which is amazing for a scented product. It did an awesome job smoothing my thick, coarse hair without making it look greasy, clumpy or flat. And let me tell you, it gets HUMID in the summer in Kentucky...I had no idea what real humidity was, growing up in IL, so if these products can fight the fly-aways & frizz brought on by the heat & humidity here, they definitely have my seal of approval!