Saturday, January 31, 2009

Mandy Rose's very first giveaway!

Mandy Rose at House of Rose is giving away some precious stationery for her very first giveaway. So go on over there and check her out!

Friday, January 30, 2009

another giveaway!

Gwen at Confessions of a Control Freak is having a fantastic giveaway in honor of her 200th post and for being smoke free for four months! I just found her blog through Whitney and I'm so glad I did! I've been wanting to quit smoking and I'm hoping her blog will be the inspiration I need.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

talk about your bad Mondays........

Some of you already know because of my comments on your blog and/or emails.....I was laid off from my job on Monday. I work in an industry that is doing terrible right now and it will more than likely not get better until later this year or next year.

Even though things have been bad at work, because of conversations my boss had with me prior to Monday, led me to believe that if I did get laid off it would at be at least another two or three months before it happened. I was definitely shocked when it happened.

It's definitely upsetting (this is the first time I have ever been laid off from a job), but after I've had time to think about it, I'm actually one of the lucky ones. I live with my boyfriend and he makes good money, so unemployment will cover my car payment and insurance. There was another woman that got laid off the same day I did and she is a single mother with three kids.

Also, I'm going to turn this into something positive for myself and try to go back to school. Even if that doesn't work out, I will find another job, and hopefully it will be something even better than the job I had. Everything happens for a reason and I know that everything will work out....I hope!

I can't believe the boyfriend's sister has a job and I don't. That will teach me to keep my mouth shut!

Sunday, January 25, 2009


I probably shouldn't post recipes from memory anymore.....

On the Chili Recipe, the 2 cans of tomato sauce are 29 oz. each, not 16 oz. And I forgot the onions. Mix 1/2 cup chopped onions in with everything else.

Sorry for my screw-up and I promise from now on I won't post my recipes from memory!

Friday, January 23, 2009

so many generous people....

Monogram Chick is having a giveaway!

If When you enter, be sure to tell her that Medicated and Motivated sent you, so that if you win, we both win!

her parents must be so proud

My boyfriend and I saw this on the news last night.

How do we even know she's really a virgin? Even if she is really a virgin, $3.8 million? Really?

The funniest thing is that she'll only get about half that after taxes, and then she'll probably blow through the rest of the money in about a year or less.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

this is chili weather

I decided that I need to make some chili this weekend as cold as it has been....I love making chili when it's cold. If you don't like the regular chili beans (pinto beans) that most people use in their chili, then you might like to try my recipe:

2 lbs. ground beef
2 big cans (I think they're 16 oz. cans) of tomato sauce
1 small can of Original Rotel drained
1 regular size can of Black Beans
1 packet of McCormick Slow Cookers Chili Seasoning
1 tablespoon Minced Garlic
Garlic Salt to taste
Chili Powder to taste

Brown 2 lbs. ground beef. Mix all ingredients together in a crockpot. Cook on low for 6 hours. I like to serve it with Fritos scoops and shredded cheese.

EDITED TO ADD: The can of black beans also needs to be drained.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

more giveaways!!

Danielle at Well, That's Just Fabulous is having a giveaway for her 400th post! I really need to win this one....I love to cook and I make pancakes almost EVERY Sunday morning!

Good Gals Inc. is having a giveaway in honor of her blog getting a facelift.....and it's just in time for Valentine's Day.

And because I'm lazy, go check out
Lipstick Diaries for even more giveaways!!!

Whitney's having a giveaway........

The lovely Whitney at That Girl is having a giveaway for her 100th post.

Go check her out...tell her Medicated sent you!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I'm not conditioned for weather this cold

It is COLD.

I live in the South. When it is this cold, I would like for it to snow so at least I could stay home and not have to go to work. In my warm, cozy bed. Where I belong.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

my boyfriend thinks he's a comedian

Actual Conversation:

Boyfriend: Remind me to call sister tonight.

Me: Why?

Boyfriend: So I can remind her that she needs to go to bed early, because she has to be at work at 8:00am tomorrow.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

are you sitting down?

The Mooch Boyfriend's sister got a job. Can you believe it? I can't.

I'm starting a pool to see how long it takes her to screw it up get fired. Just kidding. Maybe.

this is just too cute!

I got this cute little award from Whitney over at That Girl....Thank you so much Whitney!!!!

These are the instructions:

Pass this along to 10 bloggers who make you feel special. It's so hard to pick just all make me feel special! But since I can only pick ten, the award goes to:

1. One Xanax at a Time
Puttin' on the G.R.I.T.S.
27 Dresses in Cleveland
Lipstick Diaries
Let the Good Times Roll
Life with Attitude
Vanity's Fair
She Just Had to Say It
A Bit Unaware
Cocaine Princess

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

American Idol

Did anyone watch American Idol last night? I haven't watched this show through the entire season since Season Two. I usually just watch the first few episodes to see the horrible singers contestants that they put on there just to make fun of them. I think I'm going to try to watch for the entire season this year.

There is no way I would have let the hoochie in the bikini get a "golden ticket". She can't even sing. Granted, she wasn't as horrible as I expected her to be, but definitely not American Idol material. I will be very surprised if she makes it through the next cut.

February is going to be a good month.....

I knew this movie was coming out on February 6th and had already planned on going to visit a good friend of mine and have a girls weekend and go see the movie:

Last night I saw the trailer for this movie coming out on February 13th:

I've read both of these books, they were both hilarious, and I can't wait to see the movies!!!!

Friday, January 9, 2009


If it was any other day BUT Friday, I don't think I would make it. It has been a long day and a long week!! I will be drinking several a few cocktails tonight!

Are any of you doing anything fun and exciting this weekend?

The boyfriend and I are going on a date tonight, but other than that, my plan is to be as lazy as I possible can this weekend. Of course, AFTER, I do the laundry and clean the house!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

ATTENTION: Michelle of Live, Laugh, Love, and Learn

Michelle, I can't post comments on any of your posts. When I click on post a comment, it won't go to the comment form.

Didn't mean to call you out like that, but your email is private and I didn't want you to think no one loves you and I noticed you didn't have any other comments so I figured other readers may be having the same problem.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

what shows do you watch?

Some of you have been talking about some of the shows that premiered last night, so I thought I would jump on the bandwagon.......

1. The Bachelor - I didn't watch it. I watched it the first couple/few seasons it came out, but the last season that I watched was when Bob Guiney was The Bachelor......I just loved him! After him I just didn't get into it that much anymore.

2. The Biggest Loser: Couples - This is the first time I've watched this show and I liked it a lot more than I thought I would.

3. Nip/Tuck - I haven't heard any of you talking about this one yet. Am I the only one that watches this? I actually don't usually watch this until it comes out on DVD, because it comes on at 10:00pm and if I try to watch it I usually end up falling asleep before it's over with and miss the ending. I also didn't start watching it until about a year or so ago when I friend of mine just raved about it, so I went and rented seasons 1 and 2 and was hooked! Well, the video store didn't have any seasons on DVD beyond season 2, so I bought seasons 3 and 4. I have been dying waiting patiently for season 5 to come out on DVD and it finally did!!! It came out the end of December, I ordered it, and got it in the mail today. I am a happy, happy girl! Season 6 premiered last night, and even though I haven't seen Season 5 yet, I went ahead and watched it. I'm glad I did; it was really good. I just love Julian McMahon who plays Dr. Christian Troy. Tell me
this man isn't every bit of sexy! And they come up with the craziest plot never know what they'll do next! If you've never watched this show, you should definitely check it out!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I apologize in advance if this offends anyone....

Back in my early twenties, 23 to be exact, I decided to get a belly button ring. Why? Because all my friends got one, I thought it was sexy and cool, etc. I took it out a long time ago....that was just my personal preference to do so. If you are 50 and still have one, I don't care, I'm not judging you.

Now, with all that being said, I can assure you that had I ever been impregnated while I still had said belly button ring, it would have been removed immediately. And if for some reason, after I had that child, and I decided I just had to have one again, then I would go and have it re-pierced. I'm telling you all this, because I just recently found out that the boyfriend's sister kept her belly button ring in throughout her entire pregnancy. Again, if this is something you have done, I'm not judging you.

Before I wrote this post, I went looking for pictures of pregnant women with belly button rings. I decided not to share because, well, it just wasn't very attractive to say the least. There was one of a woman that was only 11 weeks pregnant and it looked quite painful.

Maybe I'm wrong, and maybe I am being a little judgmental, but my final thought is this......if you're not ready to give up your belly button ring, then you're probably not ready to have a child.

What are your thoughts?


I just saw this article.

I'm not saying that he should or shouldn't have been made to cover his T-shirt. But $240,000? You've got to be kidding? How about a free ticket in first class to anywhere he wants to go. That would be a little more reasonable.