Friday, July 31, 2009

I Wonder What His Record Release Party Will Be Like? Wine and Stale Bread Crisps?!

So I heard on NPR this morning that the Pope is going to release his very own Christmas album. Click Here for the story.

"Pope Benedict XVI has the chance of a Christmas number one in the pop charts after signing a record deal to release an album of him singing chants in the Vatican. It will feature the Pope singing litanies and chants in honour of the Virgin Mary, as well as reciting passages and prayers in Latin, Italian, Portuguese, French and German."

It will be released on CD on November 30 on Universal's Geffen label - which by the way is also home to Marilyn Manson, Timbaland, Guns N' Roses, and Dr. Dre....just to name a few! (hahaha, that is funny to me).

So forget Bing Crosby, The Carpenters, Judy Garland, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Charlie Brown, or even The is ALL about Pope Benedict XVI this Christmas Season!!

Look For Some of His Favorite Songs

-O Come All Ye Pontiffs
-Joy to the Catholic Church
-We Wish You a Mary Christmas
-Go Tell it to Confession
-I’m Dreaming of a Lite Purgatory
-I Heard the Dogma on Christmas Day
-God Rest Ye Merry Sacraments
-O Rosary, O Rosary How Lovely are Your Trances
-Pope Benedict is Coming to Town
-O Little Town of Vatican
-Jolly Old Pope Benedict
-Eucharist Roasting on an Open Fire
-Away in the Magisterium
-There’s No Place Like Rome for the Holidays

(Ok, I kid about those songs but it will be interesting to hear what his album is like.)

A proportion of profits will go to a charity that will provide musical education for poor children around the world.

So buy this CD, help support the Catholic Church music education for poor children.


Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Please visit my sister's blog HERE for her very own Terry-ism.

This one had me laughing out loud at work!!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Happy Blog-iversary to ME!

So today is my Blog-iversary!

Yep, it has been 3 years of my rants, random questions, updates on my life, useless information, attempts at comedy and other things I feel I should share with my friends as well as complete strangers on the world wide web. I am surprised I am still blogging three years later. I have never been someone who journals, I am not the best writer, and I tend to be pretty shy and withdrawn around people I don’t know so I wasn’t sure this was for me. But instead I found out that I LOVE blogging. I love keeping up with friends, sharing parts of my life, making new friends, sharing exciting new experiences, finding comfort through difficult times and having a positive outlet to express myself. Because of this here blog I have become more open, confident and willing to express myself in a constructive way to those around me.

I decided that for this post I would go back through past posts to find some of my favorites, but as I saw I had over 800 posts to read I was afraid this was going to turn into a tedious task that wouldn’t be much fun. However, after I got through just the first couple posts I began to feel this happiness and tons of memories came flowing into my head and I just had to keep reading. A couple hours later I had made my way through 3 years of life events and felt so unbelievably lucky to have it all written down. There was our wedding, our first house, many new baby announcements, posts that had me laughing, posts that I thought “why the hell did I post that”, highly opinionated posts, there were tough times, happy times and just plain old goofy times. I also noticed that I have horrendous grammar, atrocious spelling, and I overuse punctuation like it was my job. I may need to work on that for the next three years!

So in honor of my blog-iversary here are some posts I would like to share! I hope you enjoy reading them, as much as I have enjoyed sharing them :)

If you are interested here is my first official post on my blog. It was a little more sentimental but I started because of twopretzels and wanted to keep in touch with her.

- Happiest Post

- The Worstest Grammatically Posted Post And The Post With The Most Run-on Sentences, and The Post With The Most Unnecessary Exclamation Points - All In One!!!!!!!

- Favorite Post Title

- Best PSA Post

- Favorite Keeping Things In Perspective Post

- Best Use of A Stock Photo In A Post

- Best Top 10 List Post (For some reason I do alot of Top 10 Lists)

- Best I Feel and Sound Really Old Post

- Rant That I Still Stand Behind Today Post

- Biggest, OOPS....Can I Take That Back Post

- An "In Memory Of" Post

- Most Real Post

- Most Random Post

- A Creepy Cat Lady Post

- Most Loving & Sisterly Post

- Favorite Terry-ism's (Second Favorite) Posts

THANK YOU for reading my blog!!!!

And are you wondering how the blog name Wrestling Kitties come to be? (I am sure you are) I can't remember if it was Michelle or Kylee but one of them thought of it because I loved to watch wrestling and I have two cats and it just work and, well, there you go wrestling kitties was born.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I Love...


Ok, this probably sounds like a random thing to say “I Love”, but I tried my first fresh cherries this weekend and I am on the verge of being fully addicted, as in I need an intervention! I have never really been a fan of cherries. I don’t really care for maraschino cherries and don’t like natural or artificially cherry flavored ANYTHING and so I just stayed clear of them all together. But when we were at a Farmers Market this weekend Terry picked some up. He was raving about how good they were, so I thought what the heck and gave into peer pressure and tried them.


Because I am just loving these and feel as if I need to catch up on years of lost cherry eating time, I went to the store to get more and also found yellow cherries, I think I like those even more than the regular ones. Even T. says he has never tasted a cherry as good as the yellow ones. Simply delightful. So now my afternoon snack consists of a bag of cherries, grapes and blueberries. YUM! So I guess this means I am converted, I officially love cherries. Well only the fresh ones, I still don’t like anything else with cherries or cherry flavored. Blech

So with tons of wonderful fruits over the summer, what are your favorites?
Mine are cherries (obviously), red grapes, blueberries, black berries, peaches and plums.

Any fruit recipes you would like to share?
Not a recipe, but I like yogurt with berries and granola.

Random Fact: “The cherry belongs to the family Rosaceae, genus Prunus, along with almonds, peaches, plums, apricots and bird cherries.” I did not know this, almonds are not botanically a nut but from the same family as cherries. Don't say I write just mindless crap on this here blog....I value learning as well.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

No Secret is Safe.

I just read online that some guy thinks he has figured out the Colonel's secret 11 herbs & spices KFC recipe...or at the least it is pretty darn close. The Colonel's recipe is one of the biggest secrets in restaurant history and this guy, after about 6 attempts, thinks he has figured out the mixture of spices. And will he be sharing his recipe, of course. A book that was released earlier this month reveals this and other secret recipes that he has figured out or just plain asked for.

I do have to ask, WHY?

What is the big deal about finding out the recipe, why can't we just let some things be. First, just the idea of the Colonel having a secret recipe of 11 herbs and spices is just part of the legacy of KFC but I guess even more to the point is how many people are actually going to cook fried chicken with this recipe? I guess maybe I am not a "fried chicken" person and therefore IF I am in the mood for it, I will buy it and not make it myself. I know that even if I tried to make this with the real recipe it would never turn out the same as if I just got chicken from KFC, so I will just spend the money and go with the real thing.

Besides if I am going to eat fast food chicken, I prefer Popeye's over KFC anyday.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Movie Review - Harry Potter

So last night we went to see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince! YAY!!

I was pretty excited about seeing this movie and overall it did not disappoint. This movie doesn't have as many big fight scenes and big action, it definitely is more plot and setting up for the final movies. I think they captured the books more serious and darker tones but also managed to mix in a good amount of humor and teenage angst. I also thought it was beautifully shot, the visuals in this movie were by far the best of any of the ones before. Plus the supporting cast in the movie are my favorite, they are all amazing. I will forever have a crush on Alan Rickman (as Snape or just as himself). Michael Gambon = awesome. I simply adore Maggie Smith and love Helena Bonham Carter, David Thewlis, Julie Walters - they are all just fantastic (like always) and I wish we would have seen more of them. As for the character Slughorn - loved him!

I think
my sisters blog pretty much sums up my thoughts on the movie, so please read her post also. I do agree with her that there were some things they left out, changed, or didn't follow true to the book which I wish they had but it is totally expected when adapting so much content into a movie as to be more fluid for non-book readers to follow. (But hasn't that been the case for all the movies, accomadating the readers vs. nonreaders.) However, I wish there would have been more memories with Voldemort and I feel a couple important parts of the book where left out. I don't want to go into to much and ruin it.

Of course I have to watch this at least once more in the theater, but this is one of my favorite movies. I definitely didn't have that disappointed feeling for this movie like I did with the last one (The Order of the Phoenix was a bit of a let down for me in some ways). I think my favorite is still The Prisoner of Azkaban, I don't know I just love that movie, but this one is a very close second (very close).

As for the upcoming two movies (yes this one just came out and I am already talking about the next) I have just a few quick thoughts.

1. I am SO glad they are doing 2 movies. There is so much information and explanation that I want to make sure it is covered and very little is left out. However, I hope they do this well and don't just make the movies drag. And don't focus on the romance.

2. I am glad that The Deathly Hallows Part 1 is coming out in 2010 and Part 2 is coming out in 2011 only 6 months later. I do not want to wait forever to see the next movies...they need to be done already.

3. I am more excited about Part 2 than Part 1. I need to read the book again but I imagine Part 1 will be alot like this new movie in that it will be very much a story and less magic and action. And of course the last one will be full on kick'n ass.

Ok, I am done and am ready to go back and see it again!!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Talk to Me – Product Edition: Pedi Paws

So has anyone out there tried the Pedi Paws pet clipper product? We are wondering if it is any good and also how loud it is, seriously the cats in their commercials look freaked out!

Our little cat has this habit of stretching against walls. She will put her paws up on the wall as high as she can and stretch out as long as she can. She doesn’t scrape the walls but sometimes she is dumb and will stretch out against the curtain or the screen door or the couch and then she will get herself stuck. Terry was home at lunch today and heard her meowing and she was all stretched on the screen with her back paws barely touching the floor….she will never learn.

We usually don’t trim their claws as they are fairly good about scratching where they should, but this constant getting stuck in the curtain and screen is annoying. So we thought maybe this Pedi Paw thing would work. I have my doubts as it seems loud and too bulky, Terry is optimistic it will work, most likely just because he wants to buy one.

So any reviews on the product or even your thoughts would be wonderful!

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Say What You Mean, Please

We are ordering lunch at work on Monday and so we got a menu for a local Chinese restaurant to pick out what we wanted. As I was going through it I came across Chicken Subgum. I have never heard of this before so I did what many of us do in this high tech information age, I googled it on that interweb thingy. I came to find out that Chicken Subgum (or also made with Pork, beef or shrimp) simply means “with vegetables”. So Chicken Subgum (which sounds a little weird and a bit gross) is basically just chicken with vegetables which is actually really good. Who knew?!

And as I learned something new today, I thought I would share with all of you.

You are welcome.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Talk To Me.....Burger Edition

So as the July 4th weekend approaches many people will be outside grilling up burgers. So I am asking, what do you like on your burger? Do you like beef, turkey, or maybe something different like lamb? What are your favorite “toppings”?

Mine: Currently my favorite burger is a beef (half sirloin; half chuck) burger with Swiss cheese, sautéed mushrooms and slices of avocado with a little yellow mustard on a grilled bun.

Seriously YUM.

Here is a list of the 20 best Burgers in the U.S., according to GQ Magazine.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009


Reason # 342 why I love T. His dry but hilarious sense of humor.

Many times I will ask Terry something and I will get a ridiculous response. So when I asked him a simple question today this is what he said:

My text to Terry: Did you take in the mortgage payment today?

Terry’s Response back: No I traded it for some Magic Beans.

Also, here is his quote of the day:

To Kristen when she was asking a question: "Kristen, Frankie says relax."

He seriously cracks me up!