My Dancing Baby

No matter how hard we try, as parents, we can never manage to re-create those precious moments. Yet, we never stop trying. So, after Bennett danced his way through an iCarly segment, we grabbed the camera, rewound the DVR, and hoped he would do it again. He did… sorta. He started off strong, then kind of drifted off.

He’s saying, “More strawberry, Mama?” He’s looking for another Starburst in his Valentine candy.

Then the song started again and we got a few more seconds out of him.


He may not be an internet sensation, but he’s my dancing baby. 🙂

Beautiful Mess: The Story of Diamond Rio by Diamond Rio with Tom Roland

Beautiful Mess takes us through the 20-year history of Diamond Rio, along with the personal histories of all six band members and the band’s pre-Diamond Rio days. By bouncing back and forth through the years, the book tells us how the band members changed for the first few years while being billed as the Tennessee River Boys until the present band members came along. We also get a detailed history of each of the current band members.

I like Diamond Rio, but this book still couldn’t hold my interest. I started reading it and got bored. It took me months to pick it back up and finish it.

I’m not sure if there is just too much information packed into the book or if it’s because of the way the book goes back and forth through time, but it was hard for me to read. I felt like I was ping-ponging through history and it was just too distracting. I did learn some interesting things about the band and the country music industry, but I’m not sure it was worth struggling through the book to do so.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

How to Get Rid of Your “Muffin-Top”

I keep hearing a commercial on the radio from a plastic surgeon who will help me get rid of my “muffin-top”, presumably with liposuction. Liposuction, with it’s $2,000 (at least) cost and (albeit minor) risks, is a rather extreme solution for “muffin-top”.  I have a much cheaper and easier solution, and it grants immediate, painless results.

This is a two-step program.
Step 1: Wear mid-rise jeans instead of low-rise jeans. No matter how skinny you are, low-rise jeans hit the body in a very bad spot. Even the thinnest people end up with “muffin-top” in low-rise jeans.
Step 2: Go up a jean-size. It’s just a number, people, and no one else knows or cares what size jeans you wear. Your friends are all too busy worrying about what size their jeans are to think about yours. Add the fact that brands are all sized and cut differently, and it really is just a number.

See how easy that is? I’ve just saved you $2,000 and time off work. If you still want to spend the money, feel free to deposit it in my Paypal account.