Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother May I

Maternal Monday to you all, my little gingersnaps.  I hope those of you that are mothers had a fantastic day.  I still think Hallmark needs to add a line of cards for Dysfunctional Families.  That way you can still send cards when you don't care to send the very best.  Like these...


Source: scarymommy via Tami

Did you get your moms what they really wanted?  Because you know what we moms want, right?

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In the news, there was a shootout after two men realized the prostitutes they had been with stole their iPhones.  One of the men shot a round at the door to try to get the women to come out (because if someone shot a bullet through my door, that would make me come outside... no wait... no it wouldn't).  Apparently the prostitutes had their own guns because they fired back, injuring one of the men. 

Come on people, are iPhones really worth risking your life?  Why yes, yes they are.  You take my iPhone, imma open a can of whup @ss on you.  And yes, I'm packing heat. *wiggles eyebrows*

Sex-Worker Shootout: Cesar and Jasiel Salmeron Shoot At Prostitutes Over Stolen iPhones

The Huffington Post  |  By  
A shootout between two men and prostitutes allegedly started over the theft of some iPhones.
Apparently owning a smart phone does not boost its user's intelligence.
Two men who told police that prostitutes stole their iPhones allegedly started a sex-worker shootout at a California motel on Thursday.
Cesar and Jasiel Salmeron, 28 and 25, were reportedly trying to get their phones back when they approached a Stockton motel room door. One of them allegedly fired a round at the door to get the women to come out, FOX 40 reported.
What they didn't expect was that the prostitutes were also packing heat.
Someone inside the Stockton motel room fired a round back through the door, injuring one of the men.
The Salmerons showed up to a nearby hospital for treatment, and were subsequently arrested The Record reported.
They face charges of assault with a deadly weapon and negligent discharge of a firearm.

If you wondered what Jon Gosselin is doing to make his child support payments, wonder no more... he's DJ'ing Middle School Proms!  At least he's not turning to porn like the Octomom.  I don't think any of us could handle that.

Jon Gosselin DJs Middle School Prom

By Radar Staff
We don't want to say his career has gone to Pottsville....but Saturday night Jon Gosselin was the DJ for a middle school prom in Pottsville, PA, is exclusively reporting.
EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS:  Jon Gosselin Works Middle School Prom As The DJ
The father-of-eight and a former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star has a day job, working in construction, but last night Gosselin proved he also has a talent for spinning records.
The 35-year-old was spotted at D.H.H Langel Middle School where he and his current squeeze – Liz Jannetta – kept the party going for the 13 and 14-year-olds.

One of the kids exclusively tells that he gives JD Jon eight out of ten for his skills.
“He played Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown and Rihanna and he took requests. He was nice and I had a good time.”

Our source even said he would go to another party with Jon as the DJ.
Kate Gosselin's former spouse didn’t just please the 100 teenage partygoers – a near impossible feat – he also charmed their moms.
One mother was there when Jon and Liz arrived at 5:30 pm, an hour before the prom started. She says: “When they walked in, one of the moms went up to him and asked: ‘Are you Jon Gosselin?’ And he said: ‘Yes I am’. The next thing you know everyone started taking pictures. He was polite and smiling.”

As we previously reported
, Jon's new girlfriend has three kids of her own. “People might think it’s crazy to add her three kids to the mix, but it has been great," he said.
"Liz is a part time DJ and she got the gig for the prom," a source tells us exclusively.  "Jon is very proud of her and was happy to be there to help her out."
And later, Jon himself tweeted about the event.  "here with gf Liz. She is Djing for Prom. Company is HiTech. Just saying," Jon wrote to his followers.
The theme of last night's prom was One Sweet Night – a farewell to the middle school years – and by all accounts Jon seemed to help the evening live up to its name.
Source: RadarOnline

And now, for the HERO of the Day (a first on Gingersnaps)... Jamie Grumet.  Time Magazine used her to make a very strong and shocking statement with an offensive title.  This picture is much more representative of Jamie and her relationship with her son.

Time of course was understandably going for shock value, but Jamie is the one who has been the target of many attacks, even in the form of hate mail on our Mommy Hates Chemicals blog.  Jamie has handled this with grace despite the fact that she is now is the target of paparazzi as well.  All Jamie wants to do is bring public awareness to a topic she is passionate about, extended breastfeeding and Attachment Parenting.

This post written by one of Jamie's friends is the best post I've read about her.  I feel it captures Jamie and her intentions accurately.  No matter what you feel about the Time Magazine post or extended breast feeding, PLEASE take the time to read this.  CLICK HERE to read "In Defense of My Friend, Jamie Lynne Grumet" by The Woman Formerly Known As Beautiful.

In other celebrity news, it looks like Lisa Marie Presley has left Scientology.  Below are the words to her new song.  First of all, I didn't think you were allowed to leave the church of Scientology.  While alive, anyway.  For example, we've lived in our house for almost 14 years.  We bought it from a Vietnamese family.  Somewhere back in our house's history, probably 20 years ago, it was owned by a Diane Phillipson, a Scientologist. When Diane moved, she never gave the Scientologists her new address.  Perhaps they are the reason she moved.  For the almost 14 years we've lived here, our daily mail has been flooded with Scientology paraphernalia, booklets, etc.  I'd say 80-90% of our mail is from the church of Scientology.  We've tried calling and leaving messages to tell the Scientologists to stop sending mail.  I've tried having the post office stop delivering mail from them, but that only lasts for 6 months or so and then the mail starts back up again.  So several months ago Scientology called our phone number asking for Diane Phillipson.  I was actually excited because I thought I could finally clear this up and stop getting the mail.  Well guess what?  They didn't believe me when I told them I wasn't Diane Phillipson.  Really.  So even though I insisted I wasn't Diane, and asked them to stop sending us mailings, they have not stopped flooding our mailbox. *hangs head* 

Lisa Marie Presley Probably Broke Up With Xenu

In the song "So Long," Lisa Marie sings:
This here is a city without lights
Those are all the people without eyes
Churches, they don't have a soul
Soup for sale without a bowl
Religion so corrupt and running lives
Farewell, fair weathered friends
I can't say I'll miss you in the end
So long, seems that I was so wrong
Seems I wasn't that strong
Dead wrong, and now I'm long gone
Wrong side, I've been sleeping on the wrong side
Stains all over my soul I can't hide
Nothing's more clear than goodbye
These roads they don't lead to anything
These people they talk, they say nothing
Actors who don't have a part
Heartfelt people with no heart
I'll find a new crowd
Make a new start
Farewell, fair weathered friends
I can't say I'll miss you in the end
So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, say nothing at all if you've nothing nice to say
Source: DListed

And now, for today's Mothering FAIL...

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And today's Mothering WIN!  I actually gave a similar e-card to my mom for Mother's Day.  Click Here to see the card I sent her. (I wish I could embed it!)

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Hey, WTF?!  No seriously... WTF? Is this Cirque du Toilet?

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And that's all the time I have for today.  Guess what? Tonight is the Premiere for "What To Expect When You're Expecting" at the Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.  (the theater where the stars put their handprints in cement, by the Hollywood walk of fame)  Mr. G mixed the sound effects for that movie and has to be there this morning to run through the movie and make sure everything is set up for the Premiere.  He was invited to the Premiere but was told no one could get a "+1" because there weren't enough seats.  Well the director (who Mr. G says is the nicest director he's ever worked with) texted Mr. G last night telling him that he got him a "+1" for me, for Mother's Day.  That means Mr. G gets to take me to the Premiere tonight, as well as the After Party.  Woo Hoo! I tweeted the director to thank him and he said he expects a big hug from me, which he will get!  Will I be taking my famous ninja pics?  We shall see.  I'll have to scope out the situation and see if I can get away with it.  Either way, I'll be hanging out with the stars of the movie. Or, at the very least sneaking glances at them from across the room while I nom nom nom on caviar and champagne. Wish me luck!

In honor of Mother's Day, a few facts about Moms!

Today, most of the world celebrates Mother's Day. Here's a few facts about moms and mother's day.
  • The earliest celebration of mother's in recorded history comes from ancient Greece, when there was a spring festival dedicated to Rhea, the mother of the gods.
  • The modern version of mother's day was first observed in 1907. Anna Jarvis started a letter writing campaign to recognize mother's day, something she wanted to do to honor her deceased mother.
  • The US Congress officially recognized Mother's day as a holiday in 1914.
  • In 2009, there are an estimated 85.4 million moms in the United States.
  • Just over half of women aged 15 - 44 are mothers.
  • In 2008, the average age for a woman's first birth is 25.1, slightly up from the previous years
  • The number of stay at home moms is dropping. It's gone down from 5.3 million in 2008 to 5 million in 2010.
  • Anna Jarvis regretted how commercialized Mother's Day had become and spent the rest of her life fighting the holiday.



  1. I wonder why Anna Jarvis regretted the commercialization of Mother's Day. I rather like all the EXTRA added attention. ;-)

    1. I do as well!! We moms need a day to be celebrated! Heck, we should make it an entire week!