Saturday, October 22, 2011

Spooktacular Zumba Halloween Party

My Zumba class had their Halloween party last night and I have to say the costumes were very impressive.  Except mine...mine was crappy.  But, trying to find a costume that isn't slutty or skanky proved to be kinda difficult...especially being six months pregnant.  So, I settled on a 50's Fab Poodle Girl.

The rest of the class looked super spiffy!  We had a few belly dancers, Zombies, Fairies, an iPhone, Katy Perry, Little Red Riding Hood, Dorothy, a Cave Girl, Little Bo Peep and Lady Gaga to name a few.  Check 'em out.

 The best part was we raised a few donations to the Rainbow Rehoming Centre for cats and dogs.  The furry critters deserve a little Halloween treat too after all.

Alrighty, I'm suffering with a head cold here so I'm off to bed.  

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Yankees are coming

Actually, they already came and went.  I've been MIA from my blog lately because I had my mom and brother over visiting.  T'was a busy ten days.

Me, mom and Joe in Buncrana, Ireland

In Buncrana, Ireland

In Buncrana, Ireland
Barry, mom and Joe at Mussendon Temple

Mom and Joe at Mussendon Temple


It was windy.

At Mussendon Temple

Barry and Mom terrorizing the sheep.

Joe likey Guinness.

Mom not so much.

Me and B-Dizzle.
 I also had the pleasure of being a "celebrity" judge for Dance Fever 2011 last Friday.  It as for charity and just a bit of fun.

Me on the judges panel.

Although, the judges choice for winner did not win!  Since the winner was chosen  by a mixture of judges scores and audience scores, we weren't sure who was going to win.  But, I have a feeling the audience was made up of more men than women because...well, you'll see.  This is the group that won the competition:
The Burlesque dancers.  Winners of the 2011 Dance Fever competition.  Dupont Charity Night.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A gaggle of spiders

If you recall this post, you'll remember how much I hate spiders.  Nothing has changed...I still hate them.  Death to spiders.

So, last night I came home from Bingo (I'll pause now long enough for you to get a little giggle in about me going to Bingo)...


Yes, I've been going to Bingo with a couple of girls from my Zumba class on Monday nights.  I haven't won yet...but, I'm expecting to any day now!

Anyway, I came home from Bingo and walked in to the kitchen where I was greeted by this:
Well, technically it wasn't a tarantula but it might as well have been!  It was the size of a quarter or a 10p.

Naturally, I froze before calling Barry from his peaceful slumber.  He stumbled in to confront the beast.  But, see, he didn't want to kill it.  He was going to just pick it up in a paper towel and throw it out the window.  So, in the process of gingerly picking up the spider in a paper towel he dropped it!  Uh, yeah!  Dropped it!!!  Not only did he drop it, but it was so big, the spider actually made a "thud" noise as it hit the ground!  Seriously!

Luckily, he was able to pick it up and get it out of the house before I lost my shit.  But, I still didn't rest easy last night.  I dreamed of spiders all night.  They were falling on me from the sky.

Barry says that spiders don't travel in packs or groups, but I think he's wrong.  To prove him wrong I decided to Google the topic today to see if in fact spiders travel alone or in pairs or perhaps they travel in gaggles...I dunno.  A gaggle of spiders?  Yeah, I think I've heard of that before.  I didn't tell him I was searching the topic.

It just so turned out today that when I Googled the topic, I was using Barry's laptop and became distracted during my search and forgot to close out the web page.  So, when Barry used his computer again, it was still up there.

About ten minutes later, I receive this email from my wonderful, dear husband complete with photographs:

Dear Mrs Concannon,

we have since reviewed your internet activity and our committee has come to the conclusion that your 'net' privileges should be hereby suspended.  We feel also that due to your incessant coughing and general rowdiness at night that you should in future sleep in the street with the spiders. As to your query i have enclosed two photographs which
A. Pose the original question and
B. Answer the aforementioned question.
We at Google endeavour to answer any and all questions no matter how idiotic.

Thank you very much indeed.

And here are the photos that accompanied the email:

A screenshot of my Google search Barry took to prove I was busted I guess. The terms I searched for were "Do spiders travel alone?"

And, a photo that proves spiders do travel alone...although this doesn't really count.  I didn't ask Google if Spider Man travels alone!

He mentions the incessant coughing and general rowdiness in the email because my acid reflux has flared up big time thanks to being pregnant and my general rowdiness is simply because the acid reflux keeps me awake all night and I get bored so I make noise at night I suppose.  Eh, oh well.

And, if you're wondering...some spiders do travel in pairs!  Sleep easy.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The belly cometh and a leg kicketh

Here I am at 22 weeks.  Finally starting to look a little pregnant and not just looking like I've drank one too many Buds.  

And, here's the wee acrobat shown at 21 weeks.  Yeah, these are upside down because Blogger won't let me flip them.

And, since wee leprechaun wouldn't hold still during the ultrasound, we say it was practicing its Zumba moves.  Here was the best one...leg way up over its head. And, kick!