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25
Feb, 2012

Watching On Wikets!

So I’m back, telling you about another new feature added to my favorite new app, Wikets. This is the great new iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch app that I’ve been blabbing on and on about. Wikets is a new form of social shopping – recommend your favorite products, places, tunes and more and check out what your friends recommend when you are looking to buy. Get rewarded with points for making recs, buying via recs, re-recing others’ recs and cash in the points for Amazon gift cards. Simple and somewhat addicting.

The newest feature on Wikets is a video attachment feature so now you can recommend a song, a product… just about anything and attach a corresponding video from YouTube! You can either make your own video or attach any existing video. This way, other users can get an even better idea of why you love what you rec so much.

Here’s an example of one of my videos that is already on YouTube – my Southwest Airlines Elevator Standoff commercial.

And here’s a rec I just made today. Mostly because I love this video of Aubrey so much and having only one child, I can’t stop telling everyone how cute I think she is (awwwww… baby Aubrey) but also because we were big fans of the Miffy The Bunny DVDs when she was a toddler so why not tell my friends, and then entice then with an adorable video of a baby dancing to the theme song? (wow, that was a really long sentence) If someone buys through my rec, I get points! Woohoo!

Wikets is growing and improving every day. They are a new app, but already getting a lot of buzz and I’m  close to getting my first Amazon gift card, so that’s pretty amazeballs. Sorry, I swore I’d never use that stupid word, but I couldn’t resist.

If you sign up for Wikets and enter my promo code, you’ll get 200 bonus points. It’s a free app, so why not give it a try?!

Register here and when it asks for “promo code” enter funnyyellowmom. Get your 200 bonus points and tell me what you like! Also, this is a new app and the developers would love feedback! Leave a comment below if you try it and let me know what you think!

 

Disclosure: I was compensated for my post about Wikets and for trying the app. My opinions expressed here are solely my own because I wouldn’t lie to you about how much I love Miffy The Bunny. 

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17
Feb, 2012

Aubrey Says The Darndest Things

The Wordsmith Herself, on Valentine's Day

The Aubinator (aka my 4 yr old daughter Aubrey) recently made history by dropping the f-bomb on primetime television (She was saying “fudge” for those who haven’t heard the full details yet… people still ask me if she really said it!). In real life – our life – sometime between 18 months and 2 years of age, I did overhear Aubrey say “Hot damn,” “Oh shit” and “Oh what the fuck” and it was about then I realized she was a sponge. Or really a parrot made out of sponge and that the days of saying whatever I wanted to in front of “the baby” were sadly, over. Aubrey hasn’t uttered a curse word since then and more paramount to that is what she HAS been saying lately.

Aubrey is 4 (5 this summer) and she has entered into that magical time of child speech and language when everything she says is either adorable or hilarious. Literally, almost no in between. I’ve never loved being her mom more than now. I thought I’d share a treasury of Aubrey-isms because I love them so much and because my brain is too fried to write on any topics of substance these days. Enjoy…

(Entering the bathroom while I’m sitting on the toilet. She has yellow string with an apple shaped key chain attached to it, wrapped around her fingers.) “OK! I’m trying to make a yoyoyo, but I’m NOT making any promises.”

“Milk helps you to be strong and to make you not to be lousy. Like a slug.”

“When I grow up I’m going to work at Panda Express!”

“I want to be the Tooth Fairy when I grow up.”

“I’m going to be a boy so then when I grow up I can be a daddy.”

(Referring to our dog.) “Bob Barker should have a puppy so then she can have a brother!!”

“Mommy, how old are you?”
“39”
(audible gasp) “That’s OLD! That’s jumbo!”

(Tucking her in at bed time, she grabs and holds me tightly.) “Stay and sleep with me so I can smell you all night!”

“I want you to keep me forever.”

(I was explaining to Aubrey that Buddha lived a long time ago and is dead now.) “So is Buddha in heaven with Michael Jackson?”

“I know the names of The Simpsons characters: Bart, Lisa, the baby is Maggie, Homer… and Large.”

She called an antelope a “lemonlope”

“I had a cheeseburglar at Old McDonald’s, but I didn’t like it.”

After peeing in the toilet, she looked me dead in the eye and asked, “Um… did you wipe my vagina?”

“I’m half Korean, but you’re just REGULAR Korean.”

(Watching me eat some long spaghetti noodles.) “You can’t just eat with your lips all night!”

“I like you mommy.”

 

To be continued…

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12
Feb, 2012

Clicking My Heels Three Times

I’ve been on the road since Wednesday (it’s almost Sunday) and while it hasn’t been the longest stretch on the road, it has been busy with difficult hours and lots to do in between shows. The older I get, the harder it is to make the time change from the Left to the Right coast. I hate admitting it, but I AM feeling my age a little more every year I’m in this game.

My shows have all been at colleges this trip and they all went well. College students are a lot of fun, but once again, they make me feel OLD!

The hardest part of being on the road right now is being away from my little Aubrey. The older she gets, the sadder I am to leave her and the more I miss her when I’m away. No matter how much fun the shows are, there is nothing as satisfying as going home to be with her.

Right now, I’m killing time before heading to the airport. I had a show between 9-10pm then I ate dinner when I got back to my hotel. After that, I ran 2 miles on the treadmill (yes, at 12:30am) and then took a shower and got my suitcase organized. I have a 6:45am flight and the airport is an hour away. Factor in filling the rental car with gas and returning it, I need to leave my hotel at 4:15am EST… that would be 1:15am PST, so I’ve decided to stay awake rather than try to sleep. I’ve done some version of this two of the last three days going from L.A. to Texas to Maine to New Hampshire. This is why I’m so turned upside down by the time I get back to L.A. I do love it and I’m so glad to be working, but I’m also very tired. I’m ready to go home.

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