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“It’s a Major Award!” February 12, 2009

Filed under: Kemi,meme — Kemi @ 1:58 pm

I won this award!


     My wonderful, knowledgeable friend (I’ll call her Kween) from Kweenmama’s Kastle awarded me the “Fabulous Blog” award on Monday. 


     It really couldn’t have come on a better day. 


     This week is one of the (more…)


8 Things Meme February 10, 2009

Filed under: meme — Kemi @ 2:52 pm

My friend Sharane tagged me with this meme last week, and I’m finally getting around to it.  (Sorry, Sharane.)


Here are the Rules:
1) Post rules on your blog
2) Answer the six ‘8’ items
3) Let each person know by leaving them a comment



1. The Office
2. Grey’s Anatomy
3. Heroes
4. Lost
5. Friends
6. Bones
7. Big Brother (shameful, I know)
8. American Idol or So You Think You Can Dance (depends on the time of year)


1. Cleaned up 23 pounds of dog food that was dumped out and flung across the room  (Anthony had a bad day)
2. Took a shower (hence, the dog food)
3. Tended my niece
4. Had a great visit with my mom
5. Helped Alex and Kendra with homework
6. Watched “Heroes” and “Medium” with Kenny when he got home from work
7. Folded clothes (they are still sitting in the laundry basket on the couch)
8. Surfed the internet for new hairstyles




1. Date night (It’s been almost a year since we’ve had one…  we’re way overdue!)
2. When my kids come home from school
3. Naptime
4. The day my house will look presentable enough that I don’t feel the need to make apologies and/or jokes
5. Fall
6. Spring
7. Income Tax refund
8. Getting the mail every day  (Will there be a letter?  Bills?  A magazine?)


1. Applebee’s
2. The Melting Pot  (Does it count that I haven’t actually eaten there yet?  I’m DYING to go!)
3. Sconecutter
4. Sizzler
5. Spin Cafe  (It’s in Midway.  Or maybe Heber.  BEST. PASTA. EVER.)
6. Carvers
7. Craigo’s Pizza  (Single-handedly the BEST pizza and breadsticks I’ve ever eaten in my life)
8. Anywhere, really, that does the cooking, serving and cleaning up.  I’m not picky.


1. Sprinkling system
2. Main-floor laundry room
3. Decent grass in front and back
4. A giant sectional couch with room for everyone to sit together
5. Disneyland vacation with all six of us, plus my parents and siblings
6. A week-long cruise  (I don’t care if it’s around the Great Salt Lake!)
7. A Kitchenaid Artisan stand mixer
8. A week-long getaway at a luxury spa  (Just me!  All alone!)


1. Anyone
2. Who
3. Would
4. Like
5. To
6. Do
7. This,
8. Can


A Merry Christmas Meme November 19, 2008

Filed under: Holidays,Kemi,meme — Kemi @ 10:12 pm
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     My sister Kelli tagged me with this meme via e-mail, and each time I respond, it mysteriously gets deleted before I can hit “reply”.  I think it’s a fun survey, so I decided to post it here.


     Besides, if it happens to get “lost” again, I can copy and paste.  😀


     Feel free to tag yourself on your own blog, or down in the comment section.  Be sure you let me know, though– I’d love to read your answers. 


Kemi's Tree



What’s in a name? See for yourself. November 9, 2008

Filed under: meme — Kemi @ 2:52 pm

What Kemi Means

You are a seeker of knowledge, and you have learned many things in your life.You are also a keeper of knowledge – meaning you don’t spill secrets or spread gossip.People sometimes think you’re snobby or aloof, but you’re just too deep in thought to pay attention to them.You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.

You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.

At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.

You master any and all skills easily. You don’t have to work hard for what you want.

You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you’ll knock down anyone who gets in your way!

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It’s easy to get you excited… which can be a good or bad thing.

You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don’t stick with any one thing for very long.

You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.




Random Things Meme– Take 2! September 1, 2008

Filed under: Kemi,meme — Kemi @ 2:18 am

     My friend Rachel tagged me with a random-things meme.  I get tagged with a lot of memes I don’t follow through with, and I want to go on the record by saying my lack of participation is nothing personal.  Some of them seem too daunting, or require preparation that I am not willing to complete.  I like this meme because it asks for no pictures of my messy home, and, well, really, I can go on all day about me.


     I’m kidding.


     I did one similar to this already, loooong ago, so you can read that one first, and then come back to this one.  My life is so exciting that I know you’ll be praising your DSL connection for its speed, and you’re welcome for the pop-up window.  I won’t be tagging anyone new, but if you’d like to tag yourself, put a link in the comments below.  Come one, now, who doesn’t love to read quirky things about their friends?


     Ready?  Here we go… (more…)


Mosaic Meme June 23, 2008

Filed under: Kemi,kids,meme,motherhood,sick,Uncategorized — Kemi @ 10:53 am
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     I may or may not be back to write a real post today.  I spent the remainder of my weekend cleaning up vomit and washing mountains (and I mean that literally) of soiled towels, sheets, pillows, and nightshirts, and scrubbing carpet and upholstery. 


     Four kids x nasty virus = major headache for mom.  😦   


     I tagged myself for this meme because I really liked it.  I’m not going to tag anyone specifically, but I encourage you to tag yourself. 


     I have to say, I make a pretty mean mosaic.  I quite like “me”.



1. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
2. Using only the first page of results, and pick one image.
3. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into Big Huge Lab’s Mosaic Maker to create a mosaic of the picture answers.


1. What is your first name?
2. What is currently your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. What is your favorite drink?
7. What is your dream vacation?
8. What is your favorite dessert?
9. What do you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. What is one word that describes you?
12. What is your flickr name?


What’s in a name? June 20, 2008

Filed under: Kemi,meme — Kemi @ 3:04 pm

I saw this on two of my buddies’ blogs:  Merecedes and Randomability.  It looked like so much fun, I thought I’d do it for today’s post.


It has NOTHING to do with the fact that it’s nearly 3:00 and I still sit here unshowered and in my pajamas, with the house a complete laundry disaster.





1. My rock star name (first pet and current car)
Tina Silhouette.  Could also be Tequila (Tequi) Silhouette. 

(I’m not sure which dog came first.) 

Either way, it sounds like a stripper name.  😦

2. My gangsta name (ice cream flavor and cookie)
Cherry Vanilla Sugar

Not very gangster.  Again, see #1.  😦

3. My fly girl name (first letter of first name, first three letters of last name)
K Sut

4. My detective name (favorite color, favorite animal)
Periwinkle Cow

5. My soap opera name (middle name, city of birth)
Lynn Ogden

6. My Star Wars name (first three letters of your last name, first two of your first name)

7. My superhero name (second favorite color, favorite drink, add “the”)
The Purple Wild Cherry Pepsi

8. My Nascar name (first two names of my two grandfathers)
Archie LeRoy

Awww…  that’s a good one.

9. My stripper name (favorite perfume, favorite sweet)
Affection Twizzler

(I had better stripper names by accident.  See #1 and #2.)

10. My witness protection name (mother’s and father’s middle names)
Irene Vernon

11. My weather anchor name (fifth grade teacher’s name, a major city beginning with the same letter)
Barber Whitney Buffalo

12. My spy name (favorite season/flower)
Autumn Daisy

13. Cartoon name (favorite fruit plus garment you’re wearing, with an “ie” or “y” added)
Peach Pajamas

(I actually like that one.  It’s cute.)

14. Hippie name (what you ate for breakfast plus favorite tree)
Cupcake Maple

15. Your rockstar tour name (favorite hobby plus weather element, with “the”)
The Cross-Stitch Tornado

16. Blues singer name (a disability, a fruit or vegetable, and a president)
Deaf Rutebega Johnson



Feel free to tag yourself or leave your answers in the comment section.