Digging the letter “J” and Kathy Owen

I am not sure how the whole thing got started but there’s a little game flying around the blogosphere where peeps get assigned a letter and share their top 10 things that start with said letter. I first came across Myndi Shafer’s love affair with the letter B and then…Kathy Owen’s follow-up frenzy with the letter R.

Well…not wanting to be left out of anything, I begged Kathy to assign me a letter and let me play along.

She gave me…the letter J! Squeee!

I am so excited because the letter J is uber sexy (I mean…look at those curves….) not to mention, there are a ton of fabulous things that I love that start with the letter J. Today, I shall share with you my top 10. Buckle up!

1. Java: Girl gots to have her java! I am not the ultimate java drinker like my blog BFF Jenny Hansen (who is a fabulous J herself…she actually dreams of bathing in java). But I do like my one cup a day in the morning. It’s like I can’t really get started till I’ve sipped away a hot steaming cup of java. Yum.

2. Jacked Up: I love TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress and when they launched the Atlanta version with Lori and Monty and their beautiful southern accent…well I just about died and went to heaven. A PVR staple in my house, these two also coined the term “Jacked Up” which is all about bedazzling their brides…LOVE IT! I like to get jacked up all the time!

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3. Jewellery: well duh?!?! Of course jewels are in the top 10! The bigger, brighter, fanciers, and flashier…the better!

4. Jackpot: what I hope to win someday but also one of mine and hubby’s fav slang sayings we use to indicate we found something that’s either A) fabulous or B) has been lost and is now found.

Me: Hey hubby…get in here…and bring the olive oil.

Hubby: Jackpot!

5. Just sayin’: another favorite slang saying that I am wearing out. It’s my cover when I know I am being too blunt with someone.

Me: You totally need some extensive therapy to deal with your daddy issues…just sayin’!”

Goes well with a triple z snap and some head bobbing.

6. Jiffy Pop: Hubby and I have a little story about Jiffy Pop. Y’all know we love camping. With no microwave, Jiffy Pop is a fantastic popcorn treat to cook up over an open fire. But…one needs to shake the Jiffy Pop over the heat so the kernels don’t burn.

No problem. Most campground fire pits have a grill top so you can cook on them. Or set Jiffy Pop on them and use a stick to shake it.

One night camping, hubby and I got a little tipsy around the fire (shocking…I know…). And of course, we got the munchies. So…we decided to whip up some Buttery Jiffy Pop. The only problem, the fire pit didn’t have a grill top…and we didn’t have anything to put the Jiffy Pop on.

Not to fear, hubby (the ingenious little bugger that he is) rewired the Jiffy Pop’s handle around a long stick so we could hold it over the open fire and “shake” as required. With the butter sizzling and the kernels just starting to pop, we awaited snack heaven with bated breath. However…in our excitement, we accidentally pierced a hole in the container. DANG! Before we knew it, all that delicious popcorn and butter poured into the fire…

But that wasn’t the worst part.

Seconds after…FLAMING popcorn started FIRING out of the fire.

We literally had to dive to take cover.

Jiffy Pop has been a fav in our house ever since. You can’t buy that kind of entertainment!

7. Je t’aime: I love you in French. I love you in any language rocks!

8. Jell-o Shooters: a party staple! My fav…strawberry with coconut rum. Yum! Looking for some recipes to try? Check out some ideas here.

9. Jansen, Jenny, Jami, Jennifer, Jillian, Jody,and Julie: DUH?!?!?! Some of the BEST bloggers around!!! And people I’d totally share my Jell-o shooters with!

And last but not least…cause y’all know I love to laugh…is:

10. Jeff Dunham: one of my most favorite comedians EVER! He is a ventriloquist with characters he’s made himself that totally come to life on stage. You forget they are dolls…it’s amazing. Hubby and I saw him last year and near fell off our chairs laughing. If you ever get the opportunity to see him, GO! He’s probably most known for his character Achmed the Dead Terrorist but I loved them all!

So what are some of your favs that start with the letter “J”? Stories behind the pick? Feel free to play along in the comments…or I can always assign you a letter so you can play on your blog (or pick your own and join in). Ask and you shall receive.

More blog deliciousness here:

  • LOVED Julie Glover’s post on why we cuss – totally thought-provoking!
  • Lisa Hall-Wilson’s post on raising expectations Pretty Woman style reminded me a lot of my post on how buying clothes for my bigger bode really helped fire up my confidence. Loved it Lisa!
  • Absolutely stupendous post by August McLaughlin on loving ourselves…just as we are!
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Bathtub Jesus and HD video recording sunglasses

Hubby and I have been saying for years that we need to get some kind of recording type glasses to capture the amazing sights and sounds that we see throughout our travels. I mean, just the other day we were enjoying fine dining in the car when we were treated to some entertainment that should have been captured for the world to see.

There we were, parked facing a little green space when our favorite non-shirt-wearing, public-pot-smoker waltzed into our world yet again. He bobbed. He weaved. He danced. Obviously a super duper happy guy. Just as he neared our car, he stopped short to grab a leaf off a tree which he used to blow his nose. A few times. Now that isn’t something you see every day but likely not worthy of film. Here’s where it gets freaky. Instead of simply tossing the blown leaf to the ground, he proceeded to sniff the bundle of goo and laugh hysterically…repeatedly…

Now if that’s not Hollywood quality fun, I don’t know what is!!

I mean…this is the stuff the world needs to see. And had we been wearing the HD video recording sunglasses by Hammacher Schlemmer, I’d be uploading this gem for your enjoyment instead of writing about it…and trust me, words do not do the visual justice.

The HD video recording sunglasses are polarized, weigh just over one ounce, and record high-definition video from the wearer’s point of view through a pinhole-sized 720p lens in the bridge of the frame. It captures 1280 x 720 HD video at 35 frames per second across a 72 degree wide-angle.

Not only that, but a built-in microphone records stereo sound, which means hubby and I could provide you with simultaneous COMMENTARY!! And y’all know from our Urban Word Wednesday fun we love to add delicious discourse.

The sunglasses have an internal 4 GB memory, which stores up to one hour of video (which certainly would NOT be sufficient for the insanities we witness on a hourly basis). We’d totally opt for the integrated MicroSD slot that accommodates up to a 16 GB memory card (not included) that holds up to four hours of recordings. Oh yes…that’s more like it!

But wait…there’s MORE!

The sunglasses can also capture 8 megapixel still photos with the touch of a button. This would have come in super handy this weekend.

Hubby and I took a little vacation to visit friends in cottage country. Down the road from where we were staying, the suspected drug dealer had the most darlin’ Bathtub Jesus (an old bathtub buried standing up, halfway into the ground, and a statue of Jesus is placed inside). I totally wanted to get a picture to share the joy with y’all but…not the kind of people you want to catch you strolling around their lawn taking pictures. Had we been wearing our HD sunglasses, we could have casually strolled by in STEALTH mode capturing video AND still photos of Bathtub Jesus! BAM!

Think of the fun people!!!

For about $170 bucks, I think it’s a steal of a deal!

Do you ever wish you had a built-in video recorder to capture some of the strange sights and sounds you come across? What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen? Come on…share the wealth…

It’s Twisted Tuesday and that means it’s time to enjoy a smile, giggle or laugh…here’s hoping I’ve provided it in spades…enjoy!

More blog deliciousness here:

  • Fabulous guest post by Margie Lawson on Stacy Green’s blog on visceral rules. Amazing!
  • Wished I could have been there in person but Jami Gold’s posts were a great second to Michael Hauge’s workshop on telling powerful love stories. And she followed up with even more fab deets in this post, this post and this post. It’s an amazing series to read.
  • Loved Jane Kindred’s guest post on Janice Hardy’s blog on being a panther!

How can people continue to drink and drive after hearing these stories?

You may have seen on Facebook or in the news the deeply tragic story about a fatal crash that killed a Calgary woman Sunday August 12, 2012.

Kelli-Jo Smith, 38, died after the Ford pickup her husband was driving was hit by a Mercedes about 3:15 am Sunday. What makes the already tragic story even more gut wrenching (as if it could be) is that Kelli-Jo and her husband were actually acting as sober, designated drivers for a very responsible wedding crew who called on them for their assistance.

The best man in the wedding, after drowning a few drinks to give him the courage to make his speech, made the smart choice and opted not to drive impaired. He called his uncle (who had always gladly taken calls in the middle of the night to be a DD) and his stepfather to drive a handful of people home who had been drinking.

After driving everyone home and visiting with a few friends, he and his wife (who had just celebrated their second wedding anniversary) were headed home themselves when their Ford F150 was t-boned by a Mercedes-Benz sedan. The truck spun and struck a large power pole and both Kelli-Jo and her husband, Sean, were thrown from the vehicle.

Reports state that when Sean gained consciousness, he heard his wife cry out and crawled 70 meters to hold her in his arms and say good-bye as she passed away.

Is that not the saddest thing you’ve ever heard? And so senseless! I have tears burning in my eyes.

Sean himself suffered multiple injuries including hand, ankle and spine fractures and severe road rash and is still in hospital while the 27-year-old male driver of the Mercedes sustained minor injuries…and was released on bail not 2 days after the crash.

Makes me sick.

The impaired driver faces charges of impaired driving causing death, impaired driving causing bodily harm, and refusing to provide a breath sample.

I’ll be continuing to follow this case.

This comes not ONE WEEK after a 19-year-old impaired driver killed 49-year-old Jayantha Wijeratne and his 16-year-old daughter, Eleesha, in Toronto. Antonette, Jayantha’s wife, was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

According to one news report, the family was returning from a 5-day vacation in Florida. Eleesha’s 19-old-brother, Brian, who wasn’t with the family when the crash happened, was informed about the death of his father and sister by two police officers. He then had to tell his mother, in critical condition, that her daughter and husband were dead.

Can you imagine? My heart breaks for these families. Such senseless devastation!

You can see an interview between Sun News’ Charles Adler and Brian Wijeratne on what’s happened to his family. Charles asks the question “are our drunk driving laws tough enough?” Brian responded with a sentiment I share. It feels like people don’t view drunk driving causing death as much, certainly not murder. It’s like impaired drivers who kill aren’t considered killers because they were drunk and suddenly that becomes an “excuse” or makes them less accountable for their choices and actions.

I agree with Brian. And I think if you choose to drive drunk, that should be considered intent to kill and it should be treated like premeditated murder. But I realize, I am slightly bias.

I leave you with this…Rethink Impaired Driving!

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What do you think? Is impaired driving causing death murder or do you think that because the driver was under the influence, they weren’t in their “right” frame of mind and therefore it’s good that it’s treated like a lesser offence? What do you think needs to change so that impaired driving stops? Is it laws, policies, education or a combination of all three? Or do you think as long as there is alcohol, there will be drunk drivers?

On August 1, 2009, my beautiful mother-in-law’s life was cut tragically short by an impaired driver and my stepson’s life changed forever. In honor of Donna and Jordan Kennie, please don’t drink and drive. Impaired driving is 100% preventable. Think about it.

Support MADD Canada and follow them on Facebook, Twitter (@maddcanada), YouTube, and on the Web.

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Just shut up and cuddle

Are you single and miss those nighttime cuddles? Do you yearn to feel those strong arms wrapped around you? Or maybe you are married or in a relationship but your significant other leaves you cold at night, giving you the old butt luv? Or maybe his snoring cuddles leave you sleepless in Seattle?

Well ladies. Struggle no longer! I present to you, the boyfriend pillow!

That’s right; this cute custom cuddler will keep you warm and snuggled up tight all night long.  No more snoring in your ear or drooling on your pillow, the partner pillow will do the job silently and to your exact delight.

Swen (as I have lovingly named him) measures 22-by-9-inches for the body and 36 inches for the arm. You can drap yourself around him and he won’t complain about an elbow in his side or that you are making him too hot. Swen can take it. Swen will meet all of your nighttime needs providing you with firm sleeping support and all the snuggles you could ever want.

I mean…look at that firm hand, gentle fingers, and burly strong chest. Swen is the man to make all your dreams come true and you’ll wake restful and relaxed.

He even comes with a removable microfiber shirt and….is machine washable. How sweet is that?

Regular $45.95, Swen is on sale right now for only $34.95 plus shipping.

And of course, for my male readers, I am not leaving you out in the dark today. Nope. Not me. I’ve found you….Bertha Joe; the girlfriend pillow.

That’s right, snuggle up to ol’ BJ and she won’t say a word when you cup her soft, yet firm breasts. Not one word. In fact…she likes it when you nuzzle her nipples and drool on her.

Yes. Granted BJ does look a tad manly but trust me; she’s there to provide you with all the loving support you desire. Spray a little of your favorite perfume on her and you won’t know the difference. It’ll be like the little missus is right beside you, only better. BJ won’t complain about your snoring and you won’t be attacked by hand flapping aerial combat moves when you cop a feel. BJ’s insatiable!

And she’s ON SALE right now! Only $29.95 (reg: $38.95) plus shipping for all the evening entertainment you can envision.

Ever try a body pillow? Think Swen or BJ would help you get a more restful sleep?

It’s Twisted Tuesday and that means it’s time to enjoy a smile, giggle or laugh…here’s hoping I’ve provided it in spades…enjoy!

More blog deliciousness here:

Rocking the rag with reusable cups

Disclaimer: To my male readers, I apologize but this post isn’t for you. Dang. Although you might want to pass it along to your wife, sisters or female friends.

Ladies, are you sick of fearing “the string” peaking out when wearing swimwear when on your period? Or maybe you are fed up with avoiding swimwear all together? What about the clogged toilet scares or the dirty looks from the septic guy? Or how about the shame of shunning your thongs, g-strings and c-strings for famine undies during that time of the month? Or maybe you are like me and sick of the tactical tampon carrying techniques we have to employ? Most of the time, I feel like Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible sneaking to the bathroom with my arsenal of period protection gear?

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Well NO MORE!

Move over tampons, back off pads….HELLO DivaCup!

The DivaCup is a non-absorbent cup that you insert into your hooha during your menstrual cycle to collect the flow. It can be worn for up to 12 hours before emptying, washing and reinserting although for heavier flows, one may need to empty more often.

Shut UP!?!?!?! I know!!

But…how do I get it in there…and then BACK OUT?!?!?!

According to the DivaCup website, to insert you simply fold it in half twice and with your vajayjay relaxed (cause mine is always super mellow and relaxed when inserting an object), you push the curved edge into the opening. It has little holes around the top edge to aid in suction. Hmmmm….

To remove, you pull gently on the stem until you reach the base of the cup at which point you pinch to release the seal and continue to pull down. They claim the “contents” shouldn’t spill and you simply pour them into the toilet, wash, and reinsert. You are good to go for another 12 hours.

Now…I gotta tell you. I wasn’t really sold on the product the first time I read about it. Ok, it’s cool. I knew I’d definitely blog about it but BUY it and TRY it? Hmmmm…not so sure…

That was until I met someone, in person, who uses it and LOVES it! We were at a girls-only party a few weeks ago and after much wine, the topic of Aunt Flo came up (do not ask me how…) This friend of mine SWEARS by the DivaCup and said she’s never going back to tampons or pads ever again. She said it’s soft and smooth and when inserted properly does not leak. And she said it’s COMFY! MORE comfortable than a tampon. So comfortable, she said she forgets it’s there entirely.

Best yet, she said you’d be surprised how “easy in and easy out” the thing is. After the first time or two, when you get more used to it, she said it takes all but 2 seconds to pop it in. And it’s worn low in the vagina so it’s not difficult to “find”. Removal was a bit trickier but she said that once you get the hang of it, it’s a snap. Her advice; be sure to use the middle finger and DON’T PANIC.

DivaCup makers say it can be worn during all activities like traveling, running, biking, camping, swimming, diving, yoga, extreme sports and more. About the only sport you can’t do when wearing the DivaCup is have sex.

This would be great for me considering our high propensity to engage in redneck activities that usually involve a lot of banging, bumping, and bouncing. I don’t know how many times after hitting a wallop of a washout in the Rhino that I’ve said to hubby “I feel like my tampon just catapulted up my vag and into my throat…” NOT FUN!

Not to mention the “Green” factor here, which is a total double whammy. Whammy #1) think about the billions of tampons and pads that are dumped into our environment each year. Gross. Whammy #2) think of the green staying in my POCKET not having to buy an arsenal of feminine products each month!

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The DivaCup gets great product reviews all over YouTube. I found quite an extensive one:

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Check out the DivaCup’s YouTube channel for more videos.

And this revolutionary period product ain’t new ladies. Can you believe the menstrual cup has been around since the 1930’s?

Back in the day, they were made from rubber latex and millions were sold. However, over the years companies shut down and the cups got hard to find. A mother in search of the product actually ended up reintroducing the menstrual cup back to the world about 15 years ago. And in 2003, her and her daughter revamped the rubber/latex version to the current DivaCup, which is made from soft, top-quality silicone. It’s patent-pending and ISO certified.

Why am I only hearing about this fabulousness now?!?! I’m going to have to go have a chat with my mother.

Have you heard of and/or tried the DivaCup or a menstrual cup? Does it work? Good or bad? Would you try one? Come on ladies…share the wealth…

It’s Twisted Tuesday and that means it’s time to enjoy a smile, giggle or laugh…here’s hoping I’ve provided it in spades…enjoy!

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Remote control fun for the pool

Ok, so I don’t own a pool or a hot tub but man…when I saw the remote control and snack float all I could think is THAT would be perfect for my “someday” pool parties!!!

I can picture it now….hubby loading drinks and there I can be, sunning myself, relaxing pool side while at the SAME time being the world’s best pool party hostess delivering refreshments to my guests from the comfort of my lounger.

This bad boy will let me send 5 floating deliciously divine drinks AND some munchies around the water via remote control. With a simple push of the button, my guests can let their cares drift away maxin’ and relaxin’ in the pool and when the remote control snack float sputters by, they can take their refill and leave their empty aboard.

Talk about the hostess with the mostest!

And…imagine the fun I can have bringing drinks within inches of their grasping little hands only to whisk them away. Squeeee…gotta keep guests on their toes!

The cost of this floating fabulousness is about $75.99 US (plus shipping) and is a must have for anyone planning a pool party this summer. At least until the R2D2 drink waiter gets created.

What pool gadgets catch your attention? Think you’d enjoy this remote control bad boy?

It’s Twisted Tuesday and that means it’s time to enjoy a smile, giggle or laugh…here’s hoping I’ve provided it in spades…enjoy!

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Side-sleeping women celebrate ~ long awaited bust support

Like a lot of women, I sleep on my side nearly every night. And I am sure I am not alone in my sometimes quite painful bust discomfort. The two sort of slam together fighting for space under my PJs. One gets tired of bearing the brunt of the bottom and cries out in painful muscle spasms until I wake up enough to shift to the other side. I swear I can almost hear lefty laughingly screaming out “take it bitch!” as she gets the top advantage point for a couple of hours.

And it’s not like I have a bonanza of boobilicousness going on. I mean, I am just a healthy ol’ C cup. I can’t imagine how women with larger endowments feel or how they cope. Ugh!

Well ladies, you know I am all about providing you with little gadgets and fun to increase your comfort and ease in life. I mean, I guarantee that at some point in your life (even if you never admit to it) the instructions to peeing in the bush and the Go Girl will come in handy. And don’t even get me started on the usefulness of Subtle Butt. I mean…need I say more?!?!?

But I must say I’ve really outdone myself this time. I’ve really found something that’s gonna knock your breasts back and have your ladies singing songs of happiness and joy! Allow me to introduce you to….Kush Support.

This is a “ground-breaking product” for side-sleeping women who have been visited by the breast fairy over and over again. Once thought to be a gift, now a curse! You insert the Kush Support between your breasts and it offers support while sleeping. Squeeee.

Can you say boobilicious?!?! What this also means is a more restful and better quality of sleep now that you are waking up to your ladies duking it out like mud slinging women wrestlers.

I mean…check out their promo video!

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I bet hubby would like me to order her pretty nightie as well. I am usually off to bed in a ratty old t-shirt and that green/pink fairy-like outfit would really knock his socks off. But I digress.

Kush Support looks like it’d definitely provide that much needed support and…separation! I am not sure about the “the $24.99 that can change your life” claim but it looks like it’d certainly reduce the nightly breast battle and if nothing else, I’m sure hubby would get a great kick out of it. Not to mention, it looks like it could double for a little pre-sleep pleasure party (wink wink…if you know what I mean…hain hain…).

You can order your own Kush Support by visiting their website.

Any boob battles going on during your nightly sleep? How do you keep the sisters from knocking each other into next week? What sleep aids have you found that make a difference in your quality of sleep? Come on…share the wealth!

It’s Twisted Tuesday and that means it’s time to enjoy a smile, giggle or laugh…here’s hoping I’ve provided it in spades…enjoy!

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Trailer hitch hammock (aka the bumper thumper)

Over the last year, I’ve featured a couple trailer hitch inventions that totally rock. The trailer hitch stripper pole (a personal fav), tv stand, and who could forget last week’s bumper dumper – all creature comforts of home we like to take with us on the road.

Well I have found the mother of all trailer hitch inventions. How about Hammaka Trailer Hitch Stand?

I mean, can you say ultimate tailgating party equipment to enhance your leisure and comfort?

And this hammock system is built to last. It’s made from durable steel and will hold 250 pounds on each arm. It attaches to any 2-inch standard hitch receiver and its 3-piece installation assembles in only minutes. Add a couple Ultimate Hanging Air Chairs (as featured in the picture) and BAM, you are set to swing on the back of your truck for hours.

OMG can you say MUST HAVE! I can picture hubby and I using it at all kinds of tailgating events this year. We are planning on hitting a few outdoor concerts. What better place to max and relax in our dual trailer hitch hammock system than in the parking lot awaiting entrance to the concert.

Or what about backing the truck up to the bank of a lake and casting a pole while swinging gently in the wind. Oh yes – my kind of fishing!

Or if a camp party gets a little stuffy, I’ll be able to just sneak outside and lounge around in my hammock chair. Get some air. Relax. Best yet, let’s say I get a little too drunk. I’d be able to take a nap and hubby could just hop in, drive us home and toss a blanket over me. Tada. Comfort AND convenience.

Or how about using this at work during those gorgeous summer days!!! Happens all the time where I am at work, all stressed out and even more PISSED because there I sit at my computer for hours watching the gorgeous summer day pass me by. Well no more. Now I can park the truck, whip up my trailer hitch hammock and give new meaning to the words break time and lunch! I can totally picture myself catching some rays. Shoot, maybe the wireless would reach and I could actually work from my hammock chair?!?!? You know, a happy employee means a productive employee.

Heck, I bet I could even RENT out the chairs at work while I am not using them and recoup the initial purchase cost and then some. Genius. I’ll make a fortune. I’ll be a hit, a superstar, everyone’s BFF! This little venture will put hubby’s Fry and Ride venture idea to shame!

And…the BEST part…with a little privacy the entire thing could be converted to one HELL of a bumper thumper. Oh yeah – put your minds directly IN the gutter with me friends! What FUN! Naked. Outdoors. Swinging. Squeee! I am in like flin! And I am sure with a few hints about all the “adult” swing fun and frolicking we could have; hubby will whip out his credit card for this one. We’ll be “just a swinging” in no time.

Where would you use the trailer hitch hammock system? Come on…share the wealth…

It’s Twisted Tuesday and that means it’s time to enjoy a smile, giggle or laugh…here’s hoping I’ve provided it in spades…enjoy!

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Road trip life saver

So you know how sometimes you go on long road trips? Say for a shopping trip or maybe to see a NASCAR race or perhaps a cross-country camping trip? Hubby and I have done quite a number of these types of road trips in our 8 years together. Just to name a few, there were 2 trips to Bar Habor, a 7-8 hour drive, and a trip to New Hampshire to see the NASCAR Loudon race, another 7 hour drive. We love road trips. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of the road in front of you and the adventure sure to follow. The sights to see. The fun to experience.

Well…all except for the potential bathroom nightmares.

There’s nothing worse than heading out on a long road trip and being between gas station exits when nature calls in a hurry. I had one such incident when a bagel did not seem to agree with me. Luckily we were able to get to a dingy old gas/pizza parlor in time. As I rushed in, I noted that the bathroom was right next to the pizza counter (ugh…heart dropping but no choice…) and hadn’t seen a “real” cleaning in quite some time. Unfortunately for me, beggars can’t be choosers and I was out of options and time.

And even more unfortunate…for the gas/pizza attendant…the flush decided at this most inopportune time to….break. I pity to the guy who had to come unclog that flush. If he’s reading, I am so sorry! Let me tell you, I came flying out of that little store at MOC 22 screaming START THE CAR!!! Kind of like this…

 

Embarrassing and humiliating but what else can a gal do when nature calls? Or as in my case, nature SCREAMS!

Or what about those times when you can’t wait for the next exit because you gotta go NOW. I know firsthand the joy of having other drivers watch as I made a mad dash, legs semi crossed careening half crazed into the woods, roll of toilet paper or a few napkins in hand. Not cool!

Well…I worry no more. Thanks to the Bumper Dumper! A trailer hitch mounted portable toilet (y’all know how I love trailer hit mounted stuff).

That’s right, now I can take my flush with me where ever I go. All I have to do is pull into a secluded spot, plug the bumper dumper into my trailer hitch, and let er’ fly. And for those more “open” areas, I can just fire up the privacy screen and let my feet dangle while enjoying the comforts of home on the road.

Best yet, I have the choice between a sealable bucket or bag. Gotta luv options!

For only $69.99 (plus shipping) you to can have this level of creature comfort for your road trips. Just visit the website to order yours. 

Oh…and don’t forget to order the optional toilet paper holder for added convenience and comfort; it’s only $9.99.

What are some of your funniest or most embarrassing road trip stories? Come on…share the wealth!

It’s Twisted Tuesday and that means it’s time to enjoy a smile, giggle or laugh…here’s hoping I’ve provided it in spades…enjoy!

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The Keys tells the story of a girl who drinks and drives…and dies

Two years ago, my beautiful mother-in-law’s life was cut tragically short by an impaired driver. In honor of Donna Jean Kennie, please don’t drink and drive. Impaired driving is 100% preventable. Think about it.

So last Friday I talked about Sara G and how she’s putting her vocal talents to work for MADD Canada with a fantastic PSA (thank you Sara – you rock). This week, I came across more musical talent working the airwaves for MADD Canada.

Meet Danica Danielsen. She’s an 18-year-old Canadian country music artist with a soulful voice that will make you pause and take notice. Her song, The Keys, tells an incredibly powerful story about a girl who drinks, drives and dies. The song is sang from a first-person perspective as she looks down at her funeral and all the sorrow she has caused…and her regrets!

My heart jumped into my throat and tears welled up towards the end with some powerful lyrics about her mother’s pleas. Wowzers!

Not to mention, Danica is donating a portion of her sales of The Keys to MADD Canada. Woot woot!

I hope you’ll take the time to visit her website Danica Danielsen and have a listen to The Keys and consider hitting iTunes to support this wonderful artist and MADD Canada.

How did the song and lyrics make you feel as you listened to it? Do you think songs with lyrics like The Keys are a powerful way to create awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving? Do you think they reach a different target audience or perhaps speak to a specific target audience more effectively than perhaps other forms of traditional media?

Support MADD Canada and follow them on Facebook, Twitter (@maddcanada), YouTube, and on the Web.

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