January 2010 archive

It’s complicated (for a Momma)

My little man is in love. He is in love with a little red-head from school. But it’s quite complicated, this pre-school love. Because you see, Cole loves A. Cole has a best buddy at school N, who also loves A. But A does not love Cole. A loves N:(

Cole I believe could not care less that A and N were holding hands at school all day. Or that N and A were crying for each other after school. Pre-school love, isn’t really all that complicated. Not for them, ya know, the pre-schoolers. My heart is broken that little man didn’t get the girl. But Cole, in all his innocence, doesn’t see it that way. There’s no jealousy. It’s just all pure love. It can shared. Cars however cannot be shared. Not at this tender age. But then again, adults can share their cars, but certainly not their loves.

Starring in the below movie are Cole, N and A.
(Having problems removing sound from video-names are revealed and we can’t have any of that!)

Most Common First Letter for Last Names

I realize this is pretty uninteresting information for most of my blog readers. But I am placing it within my blog for my own future reference and also for the reference of the world wide web.

I found the most common Last Names quite easily at About.com BUT Smith being the most popular last name does not necessarily mean that S is the most popular letter. For example — Johnson and Jones are both in the top 5 popular names totaling about 1.2 million more then Smith (2.7m vs 3.9 (2.2 and 1.7m)).So what this all means is that I had to do some extra work-and count for myself.

These are my results:
#1: W – 5.854 million
#2: J – 5.347 million
#3: M – 4.854 million
#4: S – 4.53 million
#5: B – 4.131 million
#6: R – 3.774 million
#7: H – 3.397 million
#8: T – 3.17 million
#9: C – 3.066 million
#10: P – 2.573 million
#11: G – 2.422 million
#12: A – 2.118 million
#13: L – 1.996 million
#14: D – 1.553 million
#15: K – 804,000
#16: E – 765,000
#17: Y – 531,000
#18: F – 503,000
#19: N – 446,000

Now, please keep in mind that you may want to double check my math. My source is About.com and I don’t know how accurate it is but for my own purposes, it was accurate enough.

Drafts Folder Sucks!!!!!!

******Before you read this post, make sure you read the last post. This is the horrifying part 2.

I just finished that post on how great the drafts folder was because I found an email I never sent out about Cole crawling and it took me back in time. I closed it by saying I would return to the drafts folder to see what other goodies I could find. Well I did. And I shouldn’t have.

I found this in my drafts:

Subject: Birth Announcement – {Insert competing company name here} 

Greetings All,
I just ordered Thomas Cole’s birth announcements and I wanted to tell everyone I knew about this cute website. They do personalized photo birth announcements, thank you cards, invitations, christening, holiday cards, etc. You get to design your own cards, you can order from their current designs or you can mix and match designs. You pick your photos and they can adjust them to b&w or crop them. Excellent customer service, they responded to inquiries and changes promptly and they were very courteous. The best thing about them is that you can design and order the cards or you can have the “design only” option for $35 and they will send you the high resolution card so you can print yourself, have it done locally, or email out. Will and I higly recommend them for all your personalized invitation needs. If you’re too busy to peruse their website, take a peek at our announcement (since we’re dying to show it off) and you’ll understand what I mean by cute. Also, their website is:
Take care and Enjoy!!!
Does anyone see a problem with this? Like a huge major problem!!!!! Um, does that company that made Cole’s birth announcement sound a whole lot like my favorite company in the whole wide world? That’s right! It does. It sounds like my company. I accidentally sent a draft email that was intended for the recycle bin to EVERYONE. IN. MY. ADDRESS. BOOK!!!!!
Basically, I just sent all of my contacts (from like 3 years ago) an email telling them to go buy from them because they are awesome!!!!! HELLO???? Silver Lining: I have made many many new friends that were not on my old emails contact list so Yay,…I guess…..
So I had to step it in high gear (did I phrase that right?) and send this email out:
Subject: The last email was a mistake!!!!!!

I was looking through my drafts folder and sent that email out in error. Absolute horrid error! As you may or may not know, I am designing cards now! I was supposed to hit delete and I hit send. OH THE HORROR!!!

But I cannot lie, they were fantastic when I had that need but I wasn’t intending on sending my business away!!!! OMG I cannot believe I just did that!!!!! I will now go take a cold shower because I am sweating!!!! Who jacked up the heater??? Hyperventilating! Gonna. Get. A Brown. Bag. To. Breathe. In.

And wouldn’t you know it! I had to send this out to every single person in my address book!!! I really am gonna be sick.


In the meantime, browse my site. I can design anything!


Vannessa Eggleston

Ok. The damage has been done. I am gonna go get drunk. At least then I can blame the alcohol and not nostalgia.

*Barf {still}*

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