Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Lyn Lomasi, Marriage, Family, Bug Phobias, Games, And The Crapbox

We probably all have horror stories about bugs. I come from a family afflicted with bugphobia (a term I use to describe the outrageous hyperventilation and spastic actions taken by family members when they see a bug or even a phantom of a bug).

The phobia has been passed down from one generation to the next. Here is an example of how one of my grandchildren has been afflicted with the disease:

One day I set up a little picnic outside for my granddaughter, Audrey, and my grandson, Nolan.  After setting up their little table and chairs (Audrey is 5; Nolan is 2), and placing their meals upon their table, I went into the house to grab their drinks.

While I was in the house, I heard Audrey screaming, "I saw a shadow of a wasp on the garage," as she practically threw her back out in her race to get into the house. So I went outside to gather the food, the table, and the chairs so we could eat indoors.

"DON'T GO OUT THERE! THE WASP WILL STING YOU!"

Aww, Audrey was concerned for her grandma.

Believe me when I say I understand her fear of wasps. I had my own fearsome event when I was a young girl (you can read about it in a previous blog entitled, Road Trips In A Flintsontfossilmobile).

While having a bee (or wasp) crawl up my neck while my parents argued about what to do with the bee (or wasp) that I WAS HIGHLY ALLERGIC TO and that was GETTING CLOSER & CLOSER TO MY FACE was frightening, it didn't compare to the experience of panic I felt when I entered an apartment that doubled as a Cockroach Museum. Click on the link to read about that horrendous experience.

I felt as if my world were coming to an end. But it didn't. However, I thought that was a suitable segue as an introduction to one of my newest articles, The World is Coming to an End December 21, 2012. Click the link if you want to read MY interpretation of that fateful day.

And if you want to know The Truth: What You Must Know Before December 21, 2012, click that link, which will take you to a book written by Stephen Martin, not to be confused with Steve Martin who, I'm sure, has his own interpretation.

A t-shirt by somebody called Gildan with a humorous title you might want to check out is PARTY LIKE A MAYAN SOUTH AMERICAN DECEMBER 21 2012 CALENDAR T SHIRT (adult xl). I might get one and sleep in it the night of December 20, 2012.

And if you're interested in getting rid of wasps, try the Fatal Funnel - 6 Wasp & Hornet Traps (Mom & Cindy, I know you'll want to take advantage of them).

And, forgetting segues for a moment, if you want to know Why I Might Not Follow You On Twitter, click that link too.

These next two articles have to do with family matters. The first one, Why We Have Children, Get Married, or Have Pets was a question I had asked myself from time to time. When I came up with an answer, I decided to share it with others to see if they agreed with me.

The next article, The REAL Difference Between Men and Women, provides an answer that might surprise you. Or not. Decide for yourself.

In keeping with family issues, you might enjoy When Little Boys Want To Marry Their Mommies, which is fairly self-explanatory, or a question I'm sure you've NEVER asked yourself, What's A Crapbox? See if you can guess what it is before you get to the comment below the blog, because even as I wrote the blog, I had no idea what it was.

And last of all is a blog I wrote because I was so impressed with a fellow Associated Content writer's creativity that I had to include her in my Help For Single Parents blog. Click on the title to read, FUN, NEW, Learning Games – a Lyn Lomasi Inspired Blog.

By the way, the photo above is indicative of how my grandchildren clean the shelves at Barnes & Noble. Nolan is pictured in the photo taken with my iPhone. If you want to read how I got my iPhone, click How Sushi Became an iPhone.

Because these little critters bug me (ha ha, little pun there), and thankfully I don't have to worry about them, I would like to offer help to anybody interested in getting rid of cockroaches. Please click the link for Biocare Extra-large Professional Strength Cockroach Trap - 6 Long Lasting Traps - Non Toxic.

As always, thank you for reading. Please leave comments – they tell me I'm not writing this for only me. And yes, I know – sometimes Blogger won't let you leave a comment, but try if you can, OK? Thanks again.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Kid Cons The Tooth Fairy and More...

Cancer is consuming my time lately because I have to go to radiation every day and sometimes I have radiation AND chemo. But since February 25th I've had some time to write. Links to those writings, along with a brief synopsis of each article or blog, appear below.

Please enjoy!

Saving Nolan's Privates
As you can see by the photo, sometimes pictures, while worth a thousand words, can sometimes leave you speechless. As a grandmother, though, I found the words to write the blog that accompanies this photo.

Kid Cons The Tooth Fairy
What happens when a child tries to con the tooth fairy? Find out what happened to one boy who attempted to trick the tooth fairy.

Are You Psychic?
Have you ever wondered if you were psychic? Do unusual circumstances lead you to believe that you might have experienced ESP (extra sensory perception)? This article explores various scenarios where psychic premonitions and feelings should not have been ignored.


Psychic Medium Allison DuBois
If you're a fan of Medium or Allison DuBois, you'll want to read about the true-life Allison DuBois. Find out how to meet her in person.

Cancer – Belonging to a Club I Never Wanted to Join
Cancer affects everyone. You probably know at least one person who has had or who is currently battling cancer. This article is written from my own perspective as one who is a future breast cancer survivor.

Gypsy Spirit – Bohemian Heart
A poem that explores the wanderlust spirit inside me.

BLOG-O-RAMA – Take Five
Driving through monsoon type conditions, the real Superman, and Little Miss Contest are subjects of this BLOG-O-RAMA.

April Fool's Day Jokes, Allen Funt, and Ashton Kutcher
While April Fools Day is over, you can still play these jokes on unsuspecting family members and friends.

Knife at My Throat and a Psychic Phone Call
Imagine awakening in the early morning hours, before the sun rises, to find a knife at your throat while your daughter sleeps peacefully beside you.


Trying to Watch American Idol With Two Spinning Children
The title says it all.

Home Schooling and Social Interactions – The Debate
Of every blog I've ever written, this one garnered the most attention and the most controversy.

Disciplining Your Children In Public
This problem has happened to all of us. We manage very well in a home environment, but when the kids act out in public, we are sometimes at a loss as to how to handle them. This article provides some concrete ways to discipline your child in public.

Click any or all of the above links and please feel free to leave comments.
Thank you!

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