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So like a couple of things…

Posted in Randomness with tags , , , on October 12, 2009 by ♥JellyBean♥


I created my October Blip Playlist which isn’t actually complete yet because… well, it’s only the 12th of October. You can check it here.

Last night was the Annual Lawrence Zombie Walk. I created a whrrl story but I’m still trying to figure out how to link to Rachel’s pics that she took. I’ll get it eventually. Until then… Click here.

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Over the river and thru the woods, To grandma’s house we go…

Posted in Real Life with tags , , , on September 3, 2009 by ♥JellyBean♥

So a couple weeks ago I wrote a post about my Mom called On A Serious Note… I didn’t even think to follow up on it and for those that care, I apologize.

During my Mom’s surgery they discovered cancer cells & she was diagnosed with Stage 3c Ovarian Cancer. Ovarian cancer is the eighth most common cancer among American women and the fifth leading cause of cancer death. This year, the American Cancer Society estimates 20,180 women will be diagnosed with the cancer. About 15,310 will die from it.

They have removed my Mom’s ovaries and her omentum (yah I know, I never heard of it before either, google it, it’s fascinating).  She stayed in the hospital a few days and both my sisters are there with her, as well as my Pops. As soon as she heals from this surgery, she’ll need gall bladder surgery. We think they have gotten all the cancer out, but she’ll still need chemo.

This weekend we’ll be driving up there (actually starting tonight) to visit with her & see all my siblings (it’s been 6 years). It’s a long drive with two kids, so if you’d like to donate tylenol, red vines, vodka. Please hollar! kiddin’

Who’s Bad!

Posted in Real Life with tags , , , , , on August 21, 2009 by ♥JellyBean♥

Hawks will be writing an official post on last night’s Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band performance over on Our Lawrence… but until then I could not let these plurkiful quotes go to waste.

HawksRock asks

so when attending an MJ tribute band concert, is it proper etiquette to wear the glove on your right or left hand?
  • August 20, 2009 at 17:56 JeℓℓyBean™ is sooo smooth, it’s almost criminal.
  • August 20, 2009 at 17:56 Daila Dump the glove! :-P
  • August 20, 2009 at 17:57 JeℓℓyBean™ says Please do not wear a glove.
  • August 20, 2009 at 17:58 HawksRock I am really going more for the white Jackson HISstory time frame, cuz I could never pull off the early black jackson days…
  • August 20, 2009 at 17:59 Daila Jelly and I both agree.
  • August 20, 2009 at 18:00 JeℓℓyBean™ says (lmao)
  • August 20, 2009 at 18:00 HawksRock well Jell might need to wear gloves to carry around the big wind turbine I need to blow my hair the right way… while I lean into it.
  • August 20, 2009 at 18:01 Tymmerie says you wear the glove on the opposite hand from where the young boy who is your date is standing. Per Miss Manners.
  • August 20, 2009 at 18:01 HawksRock (lmao) Tym!
  • August 20, 2009 at 18:03 JeℓℓyBean™ says lol
  • August 20, 2009 at 18:04 Daila omg I can actually picture Jelly carrying around a wind turbine…. If you’re going to do it, I guess you might as well do it right…
  • August 20, 2009 at 18:04 Daila I may be changing my opinion on the glove… (unsure)
  • August 20, 2009 at 18:05 JeℓℓyBean™ says ahem – I won the tickets, if this is going to embarrassment extremes, I can’t take him. I have friends in town now, and I don’t wanna get
  • August 20, 2009 at 18:05 JeℓℓyBean™ says shunned, ya know? lol
  • August 20, 2009 at 18:08 HawksRock If they aren’t Thrilled, then you just tell em to Beat It because a little Off the Wall isn’t really Bad, cuz I am not that Dangerous.
  • August 20, 2009 at 18:09 JeℓℓyBean™ says omg – ok kudos for that one, I almost pissed myself with (lmao)
  • August 20, 2009 at 18:10 HawksRock actually I kinda embarassed myself with my knowledge of his discography… (blush).
  • August 20, 2009 at 18:11 Daila Hawks you are soooo good! I’m impressed!
  • August 20, 2009 at 18:13 HawksRock but but but you haven’t even seen the wind turbine yet… (tears)
  • August 20, 2009 at 18:14 Daila Okay I’ll rephrase that last plurk.
  • August 20, 2009 at 18:14 Daila I am slightly impressed, but I will be very impressed when I see the wind turbine!
  • August 20, 2009 at 22:56 JeℓℓyBean™ says
  • August 21, 2009 at 01:03 Adam My Liberian Girl is so Bad, yet Another Part of Me. When I looked at the Man in the Mirror, I knew I was a Smooth Criminal, yet she was…
  • August 21, 2009 at 01:03 Adam my Dirty Diana, making me yell Leave Me Alone one second and I Just Can’t Stop Loving You the next. I wanted to think of her as a…
  • August 21, 2009 at 01:03 Adam Streetwalker and wanted to Fly Away. I left like a Speed Demon, saying Leave Me Alone, whilst under my breath saying Todo Mi Amore Eres Tu.
  • August 21, 2009 at 01:03 Adam (all of the tracks on the 2001 rerelease of Bad) :-D
  • August 21, 2009 at 01:04 Adam oh crap, I forgot The Way You Make Me Feel
  • August 21, 2009 at 01:05 Adam and I got Leave Me Alone in there twice… well, at least it’s a good song :-)
  • August 21, 2009 at 01:08 HawksRock lol, just had to one up me didn’t ya!!! well played though… well played!!
  • Adam I did, I’m sorry ;-)

-JellyBean-

I’ll always be with you

Posted in Real Life with tags , , , , on August 7, 2009 by ♥JellyBean♥

“If ever there is a tomorrow when we’re not together, there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart. I’ll always be with you.”

Winnie the Pooh was one smart bear!

Love you Bunky.

Rules of Engagement

Posted in Our Story, Real Life with tags , , , on July 16, 2009 by ♥JellyBean♥

Call me the crazy bride that still has oh, iunno, 815 days – 3 hours – 20 min & 3 seconds til her wedding but really, who is counting? I’m really only counting on weekdays, I swear. Oh yes, and I promise I won’t be making this the wedding blog. I’m just a little more secure with the realm of peeps that read this one over the I Came, I Vent blog. So I have a couple questions since let’s just say I’ve never had a “traditional” wedding…

  1. How does the bridal registry work?
  2. Is he suppose to help me choose where we register?
  3. What do we add to the registry? Just stuff we need?
  4. When, where & how do we let people know we’ve registered?
  5. Do we invite our online friends *gasp* and hope for the best?
  6. Do we find out a way to live stream it? Do people even care that much?
  7. Don’t you hate it when people force feed their weddings down your throat?
  8. Anyone wanna fly to Kansas & go with me to try on dresses? *snort*
  9. What’s up with the something blue? Really?
  10. Is it wrong to want to wear pink converse like I did at our SL wedding?

Going to the chapel And we’re gonna get married…

Posted in Our Story, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on June 30, 2009 by ♥JellyBean♥

We sorta gave up on telling our story I think. Haha! Well I have news… BIG NEWS! It’s huge!!!

Let me start with this:

That right there folks is my RL honest to goodness engagement ring! The RL Hawks proposed to me last Wednesday June 24th 2009. And of course I said “YES!” followed by a tackle hug!

How’d it go down? Well let’s just say I was completely surprised!

He sent me a text message that arvo saying “I’m pooped, I think I’m going to take a nap.” “Okay fine!” I thought (I hate when he takes naps cause I get really jealous that he can). So all the way home I’m telling Kelso… “I’m not going to call him, nope. Let him sleep & I’m going to take some necessary me time. Screw him & his naps, right?”

I drop her off at her car & head home. Pulling into my parking spot, I look for his car. He’s not here, must still be sleeping. Pfft! So I check my mail, and unlock my front door.

“WOAH!”

I opened the door to an apartment filled with flowers, rose petals & tea lights everywhere. Probably enough tea lights to make not only my apartment manager nervous, but also the Lawrence fire department. Following the trail to my bedroom, I find my man muffin laying on my bed that is also covered in petals. “Special occassion? Did I miss something?” Nope… apparently a guy can feel that a “little wooage is nice once in awhile”. So of course I’m completely woo’d and still a little skeptical.

(Fast Forward past steamy sex scenes 1, 2, 3 & 4)

So we’re laying there and I ask, “Okay so did you not nap or what?” To which he replied with, “How would I of napped when I was picking up this?” *handing me a box with a ribbon*

*STUNNED*

I open the box & OH MY FREAKING… OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUSNESS!!! Inside lay the most perfect 14k white gold ring with the most perfect pink sapphire accented on both sides with two small diamonds. *jaw drop*

“Will you marry me?” He asks…

“OH HELLS YES!” “YES YES YES YES” *tackle hug* *thump*

And there ya have it. *beams*

Zoinks! I leveled up my Kimberlee!!!

Posted in Real Life with tags , on April 19, 2009 by ♥JellyBean♥

You know what I just realized? I tote leveled up my Kimberlee! A lil over a year ago I moved to Kansas as a single mother, it was well.. different. First of all I’d never been on my own before. Never! I had married right out of High School & that’s all I knew. Granted as an Army wife, I did have a year here and another there where I raised the kids all alone while he was deployed but we always had his steady income. Moving to Kansas was completely different. There was no one else coming home to give me a break, help make decisions, discipline or support us. Just me to bring the sole bread home. It was uber tough in the beggining & a couple times Hawks had to jump in and help out. Sometimes I felt hopeless like I just couldn’t do this. It’s too hard & damn it I shouldn’t have to do this alone. Hawks was always there to remind me that I’m stronger than I believe I am… he’s always right by the way.

Just now as I was doing my dishes, I realized… I leveled up. I’m self-sufficent, I don’t owe Hawks or anyone else money (besides regular utilities), my car is paid off (special thanks to my ex who came through on that), my place is small but it feels like home – finally and I have the bestest kids (most days) that I could of hoped for. So yay for a GOOD reality check for once.

Okay enough mush – on to the funny. Bryan (my 12 yo old) is running for Vice-Prez of his school. Yes, the entire school, not just his grade. This was cracking me up – Here’s our slogan suggestions for him from me & Hawks…

JellyBean Madison: Choose Bryan, Get Action.
JellyBean Madison: Got Bryan?
HawksRock Gunawan: i don’t think you are sposed to be pimping out your son are ya? lol
JellyBean Madison: Let Me Serve You! Vote Bryan!
HawksRock Gunawan: Bryan Bourdon, and it’s on!!
JellyBean Madison: Thank Bryan, it’s Friday
HawksRock Gunawan: Bryan, he ain’t lying
JellyBean Madison: Change your underwear, change your school. Vote Bryan! \o/
HawksRock Gunawan: haha
JellyBean Madison: Make someone happy. Vote Bryan!
HawksRock Gunawan: Bryan – he survived Avery
JellyBean Madison: Bryan gives good government!
HawksRock Gunawan: lol
JellyBean Madison: I’m not your father’s vice president.

If you have any ideas, feel free to share in the comments…