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Friday, August 31, 2012

Brain Fog, Rolaids, LEGO Snot-Boogers, Hair Trivia, and Another FREE Book

Like a MORON, I forgot my brother, Scott’s birthday the other day. The summer has flown by. The months, days,and weeks have bled together into one mass clump of ‘where the hell did it go to”. I didn’t even go to the different card stores to search for the perfect birthday card.

You see, every year my brother and I search for the funniest card ever for each others’ birthday. And well…I don’t know what happened this year…Fatigue? Menopause? Camp NaNo? Countdown to unleashing Secondhand Shoes?

Anyway, he was my most favorite little brother ever. But then again, he’s the only brother I’ve got. And today, I’d love to share some little brother stories.

“Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh,” my brother would sing. Yup. He sang this every time he sat on the potty. He sang this every time we went on long car trips. And he sang this after he got tucked into bed before he fell asleep for the night.

“How do you spell relief?” he said one night at the dinner table. At three-years-old, they were the first words he spoke ever in his life. “R-O-L-A-I-D-S.” My step dad dropped his fork. So did mom. And I believe my sister and I busted out laughing.

Since my bother was a head-banging-tantrum-thrower, he wore a football helmet everywhere. When he was a tot, he sported a blue and white football helmet everywhere. Even in pictures.

My brother always played Barbie dolls with my sister and me. He always brought his G.I. Joes to play. Our Ken dolls had plenty of competition when he brought them over.

One day, my brother decided to show what a true clown he was. While playing with LEGOS, he decided to dangle several of the linkies from his nose. You know, LEGO snot-boogers. Well, he sucked back. To this day, the LEGO snot-boogers are stuck somewhere in his head.

When my sister was the last one to have Aunt Rose to come to visit her, my brother curled up in fetal position and cried, “I don’t want my period to come. I don’t want one. I’m afraid.” He was a eleven at the time.

For eleven years, his BFF was his thumb. I was surprised it never melted  in his mouth or got sucked off.

My brother was always a gentleman, too. He held the doors open for my sister and me. And he never called us names. Nor did he hit us. Later in life when he got married, he was the best husband ever. He worked, cooked, cleaned, cared for the yard and cars, and took a major part in rearing his kids. Unfortunately, my sister-in-law didn’t appreciate what she had and left after sixteen years. Thankfully, she walked away from my niece and nephew. They are great kids. Well adjusted and drug free. My brother did a great job raising them.

Happy Forty-Two Years, little brother!

Love your brain-fogged sister,

Shelly

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Here’s some HAIR TRIVIA

Three thousand B.C. years ago how did the Egyptian men and women really wear their hair?

I’ll share the answer on Monday.

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Here’s another FREE download for the Labor Day Weekend

Cynthia Bagley has a FREE book to download. Go check her info on how to get it at Scrambled Sage

Another FREEBIE

Sword of Time by A.M. Sawyer is FREE, too. 

sword of time

Blurb

In a world of science, Magic would have free reign. Modern man has inadvertently unlocked the timeless prison of a madman, and must now face a wrath that has been festering for millions of years. To save the world, a warrior must be found, one who can face this master of magic. That responsibility has fallen to four teenagers lost on a trip in the outback. Guided by protectors of an ancient weapon, they must destroy the evil sage once and for all, and save the billions of lives lost to his will. Will these four friends rise to accept the impossible challenges that they must face, or will our history end with the current generations? For there to be any hope of a future, the battle must be fought in both the present and the past. Prepare for a War the likes of which you’ve never seen. Fight for victory with the “Sword of Time”

Hugs and chocolate to all!

Shelly

45 comments:

  1. Your brother sounds amazing. Funny and amazing. Hope his birthday was a blast.

    Hugs and chocolate to you as well :-)

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    1. He grew up to be a really cool dude. Thank you.

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  2. Oooh, I love free books.

    And a very happy birthday to your brother. Those are some great stories.

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    1. I love free books, too. There's lots of free ones this weekend, too.

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  3. Hey, he's guy - he won't mind if you're a little late. Funny about the Rolaids jingle.

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  4. Loved this post. Little brothers are like that. I can't say mine was so great after he grew up. Now I don't regret letting him take the blame for things I did like teaching dogs to climb ladders. Thanks for the reminder. I have to find him a birthday card. By the way, the days keep flowing faster and faster.

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    1. Thanks, Mari. My brother is really great.

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  5. Happy Birthday to your brother. Hope he doesn't mind his sister divulging all his cute childhood secrets. My brother would forget my name! LOL

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    1. Thank you, Evie. I think my brother will laugh his pants off at this one.

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  6. The next time he gets a head scan, there they'll find the lego!

    It's good that the two of you can kid around with each other like that. Sometimes it ends up going the other way.

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    1. Sir Wills, he's a really good brother. I sent him a card this morning. It farts.

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  7. OMgosh hilarious accounts of your brother, especially him crying about his period. How funny! Loved the hair trivia idea. I was always curious about the tools they used, like what did they use in those days for combs and brushes. :) Definitely checking out Swords of Time. Enjoyed reading your posting!

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    1. I thought so. My brother always made me laugh growing up.

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  8. Every lady could use a brother like that. And the freebees sound great, Shelly. Hoping your weekend is good. We get Isac as our big visitor this weekend.

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    1. Hopefully, when Isaac reaches you he'll be pretty mellow on you.

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  9. I've done that before. That's why I like ecards. Well, one of the reasons. And frequently, when I forget, it's not that was didn't remember it's that the day got away from me. Honest. lol Thanks for the heads up on the freebie.

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  10. I don't forget my one sister's birthday...the other one, I don't forget but sometimes pray I will. Sometimes I just conveniently forget to call her...Our birthdays are three days apart, hers coming before mine...which sucks, because I usually have to spend the money for the long distance call...

    Sounds like you two got along...that's nice. Happy Birthday to your brother!

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    1. My brother was a charm growing up. My sister on the other hand...I think she hated me. And may still...*shrugs***

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  11. LEGO snot boogers! LOL! What a nice tribute to your brother! And I'm always late getting a card to my brother on his birthday. That busy thing called life always gets in the way.

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    1. The days, weeks, and months have just melted into each other.

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  12. I remember it well. Barbie discussed fashion with Ken. She dated GI Joe. Happy Birthday to Shelly's delightful brother!

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    1. Yes. Ken was just one of the girls.

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  13. I wish I'd had siblings I could love. I didn't get that, so I took William and Beth as my surrogate sibs!

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    1. Smiles to you, Norma. Sometimes the adopted sibs are the best.

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  14. Your brother sounds like a crack up and a lot of fun. :)

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  15. After this very sweet tribute, I'm sure your brother forgives you for forgetting his birthday! Someone is so going to snap him up, too!

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    1. Someone did snap him up and she's not a twit either.

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  16. Happy Birthday to your brother! I like hearing sibling stories, and these were funny! My brother is 15 1/2 years older than me and my half-sister is 22 years older than me, so I basically grew up alone because they also lived far away and came in once every year or two. I heard their stories from my parents though. It was good to have my parents all to myself, yet I missed something special by having siblings grow up with me. So, I have learned a lot about sibling relationships by watching my 3 kids interact. And boy there can be some drama and competition! Shelly, thanks for sharing and thanks for recommending Aaron's book, which seems very intriguing. Take care!

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    1. No problem. Well, when he was little he did the funniest things.

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  17. Happy Birthday, Shelly's Brother!!!!! He sounds like a great guy, Shelly. Too funny about the Rolaids.

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    1. We were all shocked b/c before that all he'd do is grunt and point for whatever he wanted.

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  18. This is such a wonderful tribute to your brother. Sounds like the two of you share a special bond.

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    1. He's a great brother who has given me great memories.

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  19. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, what a Fabulous post today !
    Your little brother sounds like a hoot ! love the Rolaids story.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Than you. Sometimes the real life stuff are the best posts.

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  20. Great triute to your brother! Hope you are enjoying your week-end. SO many great books for free to download this week-end!

    Siv Maria's blog, Been there, done that...

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    1. Thank you, Siv. I'll make another mention on Monday for you. Plus, I'll be lurking around for those freebies.

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  21. This is a sweet and touching tribute to your little brother. You sound very close. I grew up with four sisters and five brothers. I have only one brother out of five still living (three died in separate car accidents and one died last year from cancer). I enjoyed reading your post. Brothers are very special and I think it is wonderful that you take the time to honor him. I love that ya'll look for the best birthday card. I am sure he has forgiven you for forgetting his birthday. He is luck to have you as his sister.

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  22. My son put a bead up his nose once (he was two or three). I asked if he was using it like a pocket. He said, "Yes."

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