Ms Crooked Halo

Last week, I purchased a used Roku 2 XS off ebay for about $50 for myself my daughter and I couldn’t get it to connect to my wireless network.

Lo and behold, I found the answer rather quickly on Let’s Talk Tech (  Apologies but my hyperlink decided to be a turd today and I can’t remember how to hyperlink off the top of my head right now.

Press the Home Button rapidly 5 times.

Then the forward key.

The Play button.

The rewind key.

The Play button again. 

And the forward key again.

If you do this correctly, it takes you to a super secret Roku screen.

Scroll down and click Disable network ping.

That’s it! 

After I did that, I was good to go with no issues.

If you still have issues, there is a second option involving updating your software but I had already used my cell as a hotspot to do that.

If you still have questions, I recommend leaving them on Let’s Talk Tech ’cause this chick here can’t help ya…

Good Luck and Happy Streaming,




{June 18, 2014}   Happy Birthday my son

Happy Birthday Khauri.


You’re 18 now.

Stage 2 is complete.

(Stage 1 being graduate high school and Stage 3 being dropping you off at William and Mary!)

Congratulations to all 2014 Graduates.

You did it!!


But, most especially, congratulations to my own two high school graduates.

I loved this graduation cake that I got them from Food Lion.


Glad I snapped a quick pick as soon as I brought it home because they tore into the thing.

I haven’t bought any sweets in a while.

Check out the before graduation picture.


And the after graduation pictures.

wpid-20140616_171124.jpgDespite his, admittedly true, statements about how hot is, I think somebody just wanted everybody to see his suit swagger.

My oldest son barely had any white space on his diploma and 4 chords and a stole around his neck.


Plus the breeze gave us just a tease of his sweet suit.

That’s two down, one to go for me.

Woot! Woot!!

Proud mama over here!!

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No membership required

May 2 – 4

Samples and cooking demos from noon to 5 p.m.

Visit to learn more.

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{April 27, 2014}   I am a Mason Nation Mom

Congratulations to my oldest son for all of his hard work and determination.

That success has paid off in his getting accepted into his first choice college, George Mason University to learn the art of video game design.


Of course I live to embarrass him!


Yes, he does the leave me alone Mom pose in every photo.


So my bestie got in on the embarrass him to death action!


Stand here for just ONE more! Lol.


Such a beautiful campus.


Bribed him for another photo with some GMU swag from the bookstore.

This was NOT a cheap photo. Lol.


Nagging got me this photo. I think that he just liked the statue.


One of the best things that happened during this trip was that it renewed my friend’s daughter’s enthusiasm for going to a college. Since then, she has willingly and voluntarily toured a few more colleges around VA. Her fav thus far: George Mason!!


I should have taken notes because I surely don’t remember what this is….anybody??


 And so now I am officially a Mason Mom!

And I have the car decal to prove it.


Enhanced by ZemantaThis be he…the future George Mason Alumni!

Ok, so if you have been reading this blog for awhile, you already know that I am a born procrastinator.

 And thus, you won’t be surprised at just how late this post really is…

Actually, you will actually be surprised that I am getting it written in the same month that the events occurred…Lol…

Anywho, I digress…

The real purpose of this blog is to state publicly just how proud I am of my middle son (my older son’s post is to follow. I am just doing in the order the visits occurred) for getting into the College of William and Mary.

We actually visited W&M on their admitted students day on April 12th and we had a blast (at least I did.)

In addition to a tour around the campus, they also offered the opportunity to visit a dorm.

They also offered many forums but also the opportunity to speak directly with enrollment or the financial aid office.

The latter I took full advantage of….

Anywho, here are some photos…Enjoy!

A beautiful statue.



Statue of Thomas Jefferson??? James Madison??? I don’t know…Lol. Hadn’t discovered my zoom feature yet, apparently.


Our tour guide. She had a head…I promise!


The comedy troup drumming up some business for later on….


The Student and his lil’ sis….


More statues. I was too tired to go see who they were. Thank God for zoom on my cell phone.


Paintings of, well, I am assuming William and Mary.


The kids got tired of walking around and sat down to enjoy the entertainment. Wusses!!! Lol.


Check out the future William & Mary Alumni in his first official college hoodie.

One of many, I am sure…



Check out my new decal.

I am a W&M Mom!!


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{March 4, 2014}   Scandal: Ride, Sally, Ride

Despite the constant Twitter reminders and countdowns, I completely spaced on the fact that there was a brand new Scandal released.

Kerry Washington

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And to top it all off, I wasn’t very psyched to watch it because one of my besties said that it was boring and that she fell asleep watching it.

Yeah, she must have really been sleepy because it was good.

If you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch the latest tv series episodes on or find them on abc online episodes.



So much happened on Scandals latest episode.

That heifer Sally decided to continue her run for President against Fitz even though she killed her husband at the end of last season.

How’d she get away with that, you ask?

One word: Cyrus.

Need I say more.

I never really trust “Super” Christians.

She has herself convinced that “the devil made her do it”.

Oh, no, boo-boo, the devil may have whispered it in your ear but the act of killing was all you.

And did I mention that she is running against Fitz while still maintaining her position and power as the Vice-POTUS.

And Kerry Washington’s character, Olivia… yeah, her Dear Ol’ Dad pretty much declared war on her if she stays with the President.

“…and the greatest weapon I could use against him calls me ‘dad’.”

Can you get any clearer (or menacing) than that?

Speaking of the President…I still cannot express to you enough how much I actively dislike him.

Seriously, he threw his glass at Cyrus.

And picking a running mate that was “loyal” to him…yeah, right.

He picked a carbon copied, selfish playboy mirror image of himself.

The one thing Sally got right was calling him out on being a man-child.

Taking the reigns that Fitz has once again dropped in his self-destructive pursuit of Olivia, my girl Mellie once again pushed her pride aside and sat down with a public meal with her once best friend Olivia.

I admire how Mellie keeps it all together even though we know in her heart of hearts she really just wants to shank a bitch. LMFAO.

She point blank tells Olivia that she has to get herself a beau because she has screwed up by well, screwing her hubby.

Speaking of screwing, Cyrus’ husband is hell bent on screwing him over.

I, for one, saw that coming when Cyrus threatened to take the baby if he ever leaves him.

Now he is working with David to bring down pretty much the whole team.

Speaking of working against, our Baby Huck Quinn is slipping further and further down the rabbit hole working hard to earn a place in B16.

But despite what others say, I think she’s just trying to earn Olivia’s trust back by going where the others dare not go.

There was so much going on in this episode that I am probably going to have watch it again before this week’s.

Let me know if I missed any salient points.

Scandal on!



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{March 1, 2014}   Workout to throbbing loins

This is a super-cute idea that is being posted on Smart Bitches, Trashy Books.

It is a workout while you read program for us readers of romance and/or erotica fare.

A few examples are if the author writes that a character has a “love grotto” well, then, it is 25 crunches for you, dear reader.

And if that love grotto has “corral walls”, you can just add 25 lunges to that!

That love grotto has a “pulsing entrance”, 50 knee highs…

…or a “tender sheath”, 25 burpees…

This is hilarious…and body toning…

If I ever skip a day at the gym again, I know what I’ll be doing…



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{November 29, 2013}   Quitting in 2013

Am I the last one to see these videos?



This Lady quits her job quit publicly.

But this one is the video that resonates with me.

Mom’s can quit too?

{July 30, 2013}   Paid: Swagbucks

Hey past, present, and future Swaggernauts,

I’ve been paid by Swagbucks again.

Yep, I got that $25.00 in my Paypal.

Swagbucks 7.30.13

If you are not aware, Swagbucks in one of the premier loyalty programs that pays you to search, watch videos, or even play games.

Just to be clear, you won’t get rich by participating in Swagbucks but it is an easy way to pay a bill or two or go shopping on Amazon.

So, if you’re interested, you can join Swagbucks by clicking here.

I <3 referrals!

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