I don’t even know why I bother

So after an astounding 120+ entries in the Automat sweepstakes we have two winners!  Why do we have two winners when there’s only one prize?  Because I told my 3-year-old to pick just one number from 1-120-something and she doesn’t follow directions well.  Anyway, the always entertaining Ms. Sassy Pants wins the Hubba Bubba ring!  Yay!  (Also, Ms. Pants, check the package carefully because I think you’re also getting some kinky sex toy too ’cause that’s the kind of sh*t that happens when you shop at the Automat.)  Secondly, Laura from Laura’s Zoo, you win a special handmade gift too, both because Hailey picked your number as well, and also because you are my own personal hero.   (Laura lost her husband, Jeff, in a car accident two months ago, leaving her with 5 young children to raise alone.  She makes me laugh and she makes me cry.  Put her on your blogroll, peeps.)


Hey, did you know that if you get bored enough you can use postage stamps to make yourself fake nails? 

Because you totally can:


One would have thought that my husband would have been all kinds of excited about my new marvelous manicure but he was just pissed off that I’d depleted his dorky superhero stamp collection to make my fake nails.  My talents are totally wasted on this guy.  At this point I don’t even want to show him the awesome découpage job I did on the guest bathroom toilet tank with his Wolverine collection.  Jerk.

And on a surpringly related note, I can’t stop watching the trailer for “Italian Spiderman”:  Un super festi puncho puncho ram ram. Un fantastico voyage de spidermafication!!!  Italian Spiderman totally kicks regular Spiderman’s ass.

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  1. Congrats to the winners, and I completely agree, Laura is my hero too. She DEFINITELY deserves the priz!

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  2. Those nails are amazingly well done. Seriously, if I had tried that the shapes would be totally off and the whole thing would look terrible. I’m impressed!

    Jess’s last blog post..Everybody loves a long weekend.

  3. OMG there is no end to your talents.
    You are so underappreciated.
    Some day the world will understand your genius, darling, I’m sure of it. They just have to catch up.

    kittenpie’s last blog post..Kittenpie Has Been Reading

  4. Outstanding manicure, Jenny. Now I know what to do with the 7 books of out of date Christmas stamps from how many years ago was 34 cents…

    Thanks for the link to Laura. I “lost” my first husband in a car accident a whole lot of years ago but I only had one baby to deal with.

  5. Your nails rule. Tell your husband that he can still buy those stamps on eBay for just a lot more than they cost originally.

    Whit’s last blog post..A Birthday Post for Nana

  6. Christ on a cracker, I read Laura’s blog and it actually brought tears to my eyes. You know, the salty kind, not the glycerine ones I usually use to fake empathy and shit.

    On a happier note, your nails fucking rule. I want that look. Can you post a how-to? Serious.

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  7. This means your hands are worth $2.05 each. I wonder what the price on your head is…

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  8. Those nails are awesome!!

    Jenty’s last blog post..Weekly Winners #2

  9. you do realize you’d get totally felt up at comicon, with those, right?

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  10. Those nails totally kick ass!

    zenmomma’s last blog post..Most Excellent

  11. Tarot is thinking of Bubba, and hoping he makes it, with flying colors. (Sad kitty face, for which there is no emoticaon.) I am also thinking of Bubba.

    And, speaking as someone who knows that you like The Sandman, YOU SHOULD KNOW NOT TO F@&# WITH THE SUPERHEROES.

    Anyway, positive vibes toward your kitties, both Bubba and Posey, who should not have to live under the threat of detoeification.

    ali’s last blog post..How to Give Yourself an At-Home Brazilian Wax*

  12. Gonna get me a manicure….

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  13. I LOVE those nails! Sexy Mama! LOL!

    Also, I read Laura’s blog and I almost cried too. That is so heart-wrenching!

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  14. My preschoolers would be in awe forever if I did that to my nails!!!!!! Well, maybe not forever, but at least until the end of the school year!

    Jill/Twipply Skwood’s last blog post..Random stuff

  15. Poorest Bubba. Ginger and Mia have their paws crossed.

  16. That has to be, hands down, the best damn manicure I’ve ever seen.

    I only aspire to be as creative as you! LOL.

    Sending much love and positve vibes to your puddy tat.

    Redneck Mommy’s last blog post..Talent Takes All Forms

  17. That would be the red and green Spiderman, no?

    Cool nails – If I had any, I’d do that too!

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  18. You need to do your toe nails next.

    Nikki’s last blog post..Fun Monday: Happy Anniversary Edition

  19. Men sometimes just don’t appreciate the art work we call manicures. Heathens.

    motherbumper’s last blog post..It’s Monday and I need a shower

  20. Your nails are perfectly shaped…and long…

    And now, apparently, you can mail yourself to anywhere in the Continental United States.

    Ummm, you don’t contain hazardous chemicals, do you?

    Robin’s last blog post..To Honor and Remember…

  21. Dammit. That’s the coolest thing ever and I’m not comfortable enough with my masculinity to do it.

  22. Those nails are *awesome*. Seriously, if I came home with nails like that, my husband would probably jump me immediately.

    (also, thanks for the happy anniversary wishes! :)!)

  23. Stop being the coolest person I know. Seriously. Knock it off.


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  24. love the nails does that mean it dosn’t matter if i say i appreciate your finner talents?

    wolfbaby’s last blog post..Almost Ready

  25. Gonna check out Laura’s blog.

    Looove the nails! But, ya know my screenname is TxGambit… which few people know. Do you know who Gambit is?

    Erica’s last blog post..Something weird….

  26. Those nails are amazing. I would so marry you if I were straight. I may have to create some kind of crazy drag tribute act instead.

  27. Crazy drag tribute act. I am SO holding you to that.

  28. I love those nails and I’m not even a comic person! Bah to Victor for failing to see/appreciate fine art/creativity when it stares him in the face.

    You know if Hailey had done it, he’d have been all over that with praise and compliments.

    Shades’s last blog post..Small Town

  29. That. Is AWESOME.

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