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Thursday, March 17, 2011

free blockbuster kiosk codes

From today until March 27th, you can use the promo code GHO7UU to get a free rental.  You can also use the code WEEKEND to get a Buy Two Get One rental.  there are a lot of great DVDs out now!

Monday, March 14, 2011


i finally finished the kati cupcake bag...i only started it a week ago, but i've had to do it over a four-day period of time, so it seems like it took a while!  thanks to eebud, kelly, and everyone else who offered tips.  :)

a friend sent me all the supplies to make this for her, and she chose fabric from this line:

i looked it up online when the fabric arrived, and i loved the reservoir trefoil pattern so much (in the same line, but not used on this bag) that i purchased some in case i decide to make a bag for myself! 

free blockbuster rental march 14th only

use code FREEMONDAY to get a free rental from the blockbuster kiosk....enjoy!

my first movie review

these days i don't get out much; therefore i don't get many opportunities to make recommendations for entertainment, but i just had to do this movie review!  i'm not going to give any spoilers, but if you are able to go see The Adjustment Bureau, i highly recommend it.  you can see the trailer here:

i must admit i am not a big matt damon fan (he's just not my type i guess), but THAT DOES NOT MATTER.  the movie is so well done, it just sucks you in, and you find yourself on the edge of your seat until the very last minute.  it's a bit of a thriller with romance and a sci-fi twist (always my favorite combo).  i loved this movie so much that i don't think i can wait for it to come out on DVD.  i'm going to see it again as soon as it hits the dollar theater! :-D  i also like movies that continue to make me think even after i'm done watching.  it's been on my mind quite a bit.  i'd love to hear what you think if you go see it!

Monday, March 7, 2011

free 8x10 canvas

just pay S&H

free candy or drink from CVS

go to their FB page:

and "like" them.  it will then ask you for your cvs card number and email.  once you have submitted that, they will email you a coupon that you can print good for any beverage or candy $2 or less.  enjoy!

Friday, March 4, 2011


if you've missed these funnies from the pod in the last week, here's your chance to catch up:

for fashion inspiration for the man in your life:

for a good laugh:

and we should NEVER lose this thread (with a title like that, you knew it had to be good):

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

word of the day - merkin

let me say that i consider myself to be pretty knowledgeable, but prior to peaing, i had never heard the word merkin and had no clue what it was!  basically, it's a crotch wig.  ya know, cuz we all need one of those! LOL

as soon as i found out what it was, my next thought was why?  really.  searching for reasons, i found out quite a bit about merkins, including the fact that they are for both sexes.  apparently, merkins were popular in the "old days" before we had medication to cure the ailments that merkins were created to hide (genital sores).  another fascinating fact is that some strip clubs require their strippers to use a merkin/panty combo to appear naked while actually keeping it legal for areas that have laws against nudity. 

lucky for me i have no need of one, but if you're in the market, they're available!

if you've wondered where i've been...

i've been dealing with the post surgical torture known as dry socket.  i'm feeling tons better now, but while i was in agony, i was desperately searching for a way to relieve the terrible pain until my dentist appointment, and i came across this gem...this poor guy tells you exactly what this condition is, in colorful hilarity!  i almost forgot to feel bad for him (and myself) while reading his funny (though completely true)explanation:

Dry Socket Home Remedies:
Submitted by Willie at 2010-03-28 02:15:05
I just learned another name for Hell: it's called Dry Socket. Holy mother of pearl…. When I got hit by a car years ago I thought I knew what pain was - every toe broken on my right foot, a hematoma on my right butt cheek, deep lacerations on my legs requiring many stitches, and generous portions of road rash – Disneyland.

A few weeks ago I had a problem wisdom tooth extracted and my dentist broke away from his humorous light hearted banter to give me a stern warning on how NOT to get a condition known as dry socket. 'No sucking from straws, spitting, or using tobacco or you my friend will find a new religion that begins and ends with pain.

I don't remember spitting and I consciously passed on straws and tobacco wasn't a problem but still somehow I earned the condition called dry socket.

Trying to describe the pain would be a disgrace and insult to the level we're talking about here. I can however tell you that at it's worse all I could do was close my eyes, rock back an forth while curling into fetal position and moan. During this process I found myself forgetting to breath and having to catch up with quick breaths. Time seemed to stand still as seconds seemed like minutes and I wondered how much I could endure before passing out. I don't drink - in fact it's against my religion but I was seriously considering breaking that rule because the pain was mocking the lortabs, vicodin, and morphine I threw at it. It’s a scary world when your pain is immune to what you once thought were heavy weight drugs.

The relief I found didn't come from the liquor store - it actually came from Wallgreens. My wife researched dry socket online and found this site where everyone was swearing by the Red Cross Tooth Ache kit. It was hard to believe that something so simple as clove oil could provide such miraculous relief but if your curled up like a baby suffering from dry socket and your wife says lets stuff some cotton dipped in clove oil in your tooth hole you’ll muster a barely visible nod and slowly open wide.

Trust me: lock/key fries/ketchup foot/shoe….dry socket/clove oil.

fun at the pod

if you missed it on the NSBR, here's a thread guaranteed to give you a laugh...i just love compwalla!

peanut butter pie

there are few things i love in this world more than my homemade peanut butter pie!  the best part about it is the oreo crust, and it is very easy and fast to make:

you will need:
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
8 oz cool whip, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 oreo pie crust

whip cream cheese and peanut butter.  add cool whip and whip well.  add powdered sugar and whip well.  pour into pie shell and freeze. 

i like mine plain like this

but the lady who gave me the recipe drizzled chocolate syrup on top after frozen and added some peanuts.  either way, it's to die for!

easy sweet treat that's fast, too!

i got this idea from a pillsbury email.  it's so yummy!  take crescent rolls and lay the triangles flat on a greased baking sheet.  add a tablespoon of chocolate morsels and roll them up like you would a dinner roll.  bake until golden brown.  i like it really sweet, so i used milk chocolate morsels and sprinkled a bit of granulated sugar on top before baking. 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

free 8 x 10 collage from walgreens

go to and click see today's deal.  click redeem now to add this to your account.  this offer is good today only, so hurry!  you only have to pay tax if you pick it up in store.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

75% off at Borders stores

the following link provides a list of the stores that are going to be closing, where people are already reporting 75% off...if one is at a location near you, you might want to grab some great deals!

Monday, February 21, 2011

free kiosk rentals

get a free redbox rental good for the 24th by going to their page and liking them (or if you already "like" them, go to the freebie tab)

FRMOVIE will get you a free movie tonight only at blockbuster kiosks!

{almost} free subscription to outdoor photography mag

it is on sale now for $10.99, but if you use code OUTDOOR on checkout, you will get it for only $3.99!  here's the link:

Saturday, February 19, 2011

did you hear the new donna downey scandal?

yes, you read right:  donna downey is at it AGAIN!  here's the link:

i'm just hoping this will grow to be as fun as birdgate, and this time i will make sure there is a full copy before they pull it!  hopefully sweet tiny jamie will be off until tuesday so we can really get this one going.  who's with me? LOL

Friday, February 18, 2011

20 FREE custom photo cards

click here:

and use code NEWMOMMY to receive 20 free custom photo cards.  all you will owe is about $5 shipping.

plus, if you are new to snapfish, you will get 50 photo prints free, too!

ETA:  for the card deal, select the regularly 29 cent cards such as thank you, announcement, birthday, etc.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

it's Thrusday!

Don't you mean, Thursday?  Nope!  Here in the pod, Thrusday is the day to post your drama threads.  I've often wondered why some other day of the week wasn't designated for this purpose.  I can only imagine we must get the drama out of our systems for the weekend, because peaing lessens over Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

What are your favorite drama threads?


Get a free 8.5 x 11 classic photo book with linen cover when you enter code FAVORITEBOOK2 at checkout from Walgreens.  Get it's good today ONLY!  Shipping is 6.99.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

one of the peas is doing a giveaway!

of course I want to win it!  she has designed a precious line of fabrics, and you could win a fat quarter here:

if i win, i definitely want to make a quilt.  it would be perfect for a little girl.  pick me! pick me!  LOL

enter and give our fellow pea some greatly deserved love...


this word gets thrown around quite a bit in the pod, usually by someone saying "Not to be snarky, but..."

in fact, i had never heard this word before seeing it used on 2peas.  since then i have heard it, so maybe i was just more attuned to it at that point.  here's the info:

Rudely sarcastic or disrespectful; snide.
Informal unpleasant and scornful
[from sarcastic + nasty]
um, yeah, we have a lot of that going on! :D

Yankee Candle BOGO

I love free stuff...Click here to get a printable coupon for BOGO large candles through the 21st:

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.

this phrase is an alternative to saying WTF, and is an example of using military lingo.  today it is in honor of my dry socket.  i had a molar pulled yesterday and thought i was dealing with the pain pretty well until a couple of hours ago.  this is not right, i kept thinking.  then it hit me:  the dreaded dry socket!  you're not even supposed to get a dry socket this fast are you?  noooooooooo, but sure enough i looked in the mirror and my blood clot has gone AWOL. whiskey. tango. foxtrot.  why me?  i wish i could get it back! 

it is rumored that compwalla started using this phrase around the pod, so thanks virginia!

here are all of the military code letters.  let's see what other fun phrases we can make with them...

A - Alpha
B - Bravo
C - Charlie
D - Delta
E - Echo
F - Foxtrot
G - Golf
H - Hotel
I - India
J - Juliet
K - Kilo
L - Lima
M - Mike
N - November
O - Oscar
P - Papa
Q - Quebec
R - Romeo
S - Sierra
T - Tango
U - Uniform
V - Victor
W - Whiskey
X - X-ray
Y - Yankee
Z - Zulu

Monday, February 14, 2011


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today's word


for anyone who missed this, i felt this was the perfect word for valentine's day...after all, what significant other wouldn't want to be presented with a crystal-decorated vag?  :-P

we owe this word and practice to jennifer love hewitt, who so kindly shared her intimate adornments publicly.  you can do it, too!  here's a how to:

and who WOULDN'T want jewels plastered to their freshly waxed nether region?  well, me, but i'm one who ends up with swollen, painful eyebrows after waxings.  hmmm...can you still do this after shaving?  just kidding... guys can do it too: have them try a custom penazzle!

Vera Bradley deal

There's a great Vera Bradley deal going on today, 50% off anything in the Loves Me pattern, plus for today only, you get free shipping on orders over $100.

happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 13, 2011


This is our word of the day (or should I say phrase of the day). 

This phrase can be used as an exclamation, outcry, curse, or an interjection. 

Sweet Tiny Jamie, I hate it when they pull threads!

This phrase originated from the poorly recieved description of Jamie when she took over Melly's job.  I believe they said she was tiny and cute, but somehow we (the peas) twisted it into sweet tiny Jamie.  It stuck like glue!  Now that Jamie has been throwing her weight around (albeit slight), some are thinking she's not so sweet anymore.  Perhaps the phrase will evolve into a more sarcastic connotation, such as "bless your heart" has become. 

Next time you want to exclaim, "For Pete's sake!" you know what to do.  We'll spread this into a worldwide phenomenon in no time.



if you've never watched this show, catch it on comedy central...daniel tosh is a comedian who has a show where he provides commentary on funny web videos.  he is HILARIOUS!  however, he is far from being politically correct...his brand of humor is not for those who are sensitive.  here's the link:

pretty soon you'll be singing What What In The Butt!

funniest facebook statuses

i started this thread almost a year ago, and have had many laughs because of it!  it's a great read when you just need a pick me up, and is constantly growing.

you know slower joe, right?  he was my inspiration for this.  i can't remember what his facebook status was exactly, but it made me laugh so hard i wondered what everyone else had, so thanks joe! :D

Saturday, February 12, 2011

crotch buggy thread

this is one of my personal favorites.  i think i laughed so hard reading this thread i actually cried!  if you never saw it, it is a must read...and if you did read it, it's funny enough to revisit:

funny names

We always talk about funny baby names...Have y'all heard about the controversy over Harry Baals?  This man was a prominent political figure whose last name was pronounced BALLS.  For real.  His family claims that he was named before balls got the connotation it has now, and his family members have since changed the pronunciation.  Now they want to name a government building after him, but some people don't want it.  Here's the story:

I have come across some funny names during my years as a transcriptionist, such as William Crapps and Dr. Honey Mae Getubig.  You can't make this up!

I swear sometimes people should just change their last names, too! :D

and the first word of the day is clam jamming!

We learned a brand new phrase yesterday at the pod courtesy of this thread:

I'm still confused as to why this phrase was put on a Sponge Bob valentine (after all, he is a boy sponge, right?), but I certainly expanded my vocabulary!  For those of you who missed it, here's the urban dictionary definition:

Admittedly, this is not something I'm likely to use in conversation, but like so many NSBR terms I've learned, I'm sure it will come up again! 

Maybe we can make a third definition for this term...What do you suggest?

Finally up and running...

Believe it or not, the blog name that got the most pea votes, "Bird Is The Word" was already taken, so I chose the second place L, M, N, O, Pea.  For those of you who don't know, on the epic Birdgate thread that was pulled, buried, or whatever term is appropriate, I suggested we do a Word-A-Day for the NSBR.  It was meant as a joke, but the peas seemed to like the idea.  However, the majority preferred a blog to an actual paper calendar, so here it will be! 

In addition to our beloved "peaisms," there will be lots to make you laugh.  I'll be posting funny pictures, threads, videos, and anything else I can dig up to bring a smile to your face.  Additionally, there may be things that I just love and feel like posting about, such as recipe creations--or more likely duplication--an occasional book review if I can squeeze some reading time in, and definitely "freebie" notifications that I like to share (like the free 12 x 12 snapfish calendar I posted about on 2peas this morning). 

You can say what you want here, as there will be no Sweet Tiny Jamie to pull threads when they really get going, BUT please no petty nastiness in the vein of the meat blog...It has been reincarnated, if you're into that...

Thanks for reading, and if you have any content you would like to see added here, let me know!