Posts Tagged ‘Lynn Armitage’

Shame on Del Taco, Indeed!

Monday, April 27th, 2009

 

Del Scorcho sauce!

My friend Lynn Armitage, who blogs over at A Mad Mom, had a less-than-stellar experience at her local Del Taco. Let me let her tell it (with her permission):

Yesterday, I was out and about with my two daughters, mid-afternoon,
and they had the after-school munchies, so we stopped at the first fast-food haunt we saw – Del Taco.
We order, pay, and drive off. Ten seconds later, my 11-year-old in the
back seat asks, “Mom, what does ‘I bagged a hottie’ mean?”

Come again, sweet little girl who shouldn’t be saying such things?!

She
handed me the bag that contained all our food, and printed in BIG, bold
letters on the Del Taco bag, it said, “I bagged a hottie.” Oh . . . I
get it. Del Taco must have just launched a new advertisingcampaign. Well, aren’t they clever?? I was so impressed by their wit. And my daughters and I laughed all the way home.

Uh, in your dreams, Del Taco execs!

Check out the rest of her post here. Me? I'll be making my tacos at home.

P.S. Want to tell Del Taco how you feel? Their number is 800-852-7204.

Check Out These Fabulous Parenting Blogs

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

You gotta love any day when someone says your blog is "fabulous!" And when the honor comes from the terrific Tessa Falk over at Pardon Our Poo, it's even more of a kick. (That is one of the funniest, and best-looking, parenting blogs around. Check it out.) Thanks for the award, Tessa!

The deal with the "Your Blog is Fabulous" award is that you get to pass it on. Here are the rules:

1. You have to pass it on to 5 other fabulous blogs in a post.
2. You have to list 5 of your fabulous addictions in the post.
3. You must copy and paste the rules and the instructions below in the post.

Instructions:
1. On your post about receiving this award, make sure you include the person that gave you the award and link it back to them.
2. When you post your five winners, make sure you link to them as well.
3.
To add the award to your post, simply right-click, save image, then
"add image" in your post as a picture so your winners can save it.
4. Don't forget to let your winners know they won an award from you by emailing them or leaving a comment on their blog.

Here are my addictions and a list of blogs that rock!

My Five Fabulous Addictions:

1. My guys, Randy (hubby) and Matt (our almost teenager — yikes). They keep me busy, happy and feeling loved. 

2. Saving memories in fun ways. I love anything to do with taking pictures, video (with my new Flip camera — I'm lovin' the Flip!), scrapbooking, photo cards… you name it. (Send me some cool ideas!)

3. Chocolate. Dark chocolate. Frozen, melted… There is very little you can do to dark chocolate that will keep me from eating it. Want to perk up a batch of brownies? Throw in half a bag of semi sweet chocolate chips. Voila: You're a gourmet baker in the hearts and minds of all who scarf down your treats.

4. The Daily Show. I'm hooked. (Hey, is Jon Stewart adorable — and hysterical — or what?)

5. Girlfriend time. Meeting for breakfast, lunch or coffee. Chick flicks-and-wine evenings. Funny e-mails and chatting. I love my gal pals! Can't imagine going through life without them, and I treasure them more each year.

I pass this award on to my 5 Fabulous Blog Buddies:

1. Maria Bailey and Lynn Armitage at My Teen, The Alien

2. Chris Brogan at Dad-o-Matic

3. Paula Spencer at Momfidence!

5. Fred Goodall at Mocha Dad

4. Leah Ingram at The Lean, Green Family

Of course, there are more faves of mine that I couldn't list here. Just check out my blogroll on the right sidebar and give 'em a visit!

M.I.A. Tune, “Paper Planes,” Doesn’t Cut it With This Mom

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

I'm proud to introduce Lynn Armitage, a professional journalist/editor and a terrific blogger.

Lynn created her blog, A Mad Mom, because "Yep, I’m mad all right. Mad and disgusted by all the destructive influences on our children in this society: rap music, violent video games, sexually provocative t-shirts, slutty kids’ fashions, MySpace, mean-spirited schoolmates, bitchy, spoiled young girls with major BRATtitudes, reality shows like “America’s Top Model” that send the message to girls that they’re fat if they’re larger than a size 2, etc.."

Here's a terrific guest post from Lynn. For more, visit A Mad Mom.

SHOOT THE MESSENGER

OK, moms… I know you’ve heard this song, and I wonder if it
bothers you as much as it bothers me. It’s a very popular, overplayed
tune called “Paper Planes” by M.I.A.

When you first listen to it, it has a cool sound, a catchy tune and the
singer belts it out in a very distinctive voice, I'll give her that.
You can’t help but listen. Then comes the chorus: “All I want to do is… (pop, pop, pop – the sound of guns going off) and take your
mo-nay…” Then you hear a cash- register drawer opening up.

When
I first heard this song, my teen acted out the gun-shooting part with
the thumbs and index fingers on both her hands, as though she was
actually shooting at someone, and then when the sound of the cash
register comes, she pulled down on an imaginary slot-machine lever. I
couldn’t figure out what she was doing and what “mo-nay” was, and she
quickly educated me.

“Mom, it’s ‘money.’ They’re shooting
someone and taking their money.” At the end of the song, the gangsta
gal brings it to a dramatic close by singing, "Some I murder, some I
let go… "

What the HELL??? Is this what record producers
think our children need to sing along to, or for that matter, is this
what these musical geniuses think is going to sell records? Who do they
think is going to give our teens the money to BUY these records,
anyway?? Not me, and I implore YOU not to buy this CD or let your
children download this song to their iPod, either! Since WHEN did it
become popular for our children to emulate and glorify gangsters?

Please,
PLEASE do your children — and the world — a favor and switch the
station every time this song comes on. Either find the Disney Channel,
some soft-rock station or shut the radio off altogether and use this
time to connect with your children in a loving way, rather than the
way Hollywood is trying to reach them — through mainstreamed violence.

A Singular (Mom) Sensation

Friday, May 16th, 2008


If you’re a single mom, sometimes it feels like only another single mom can really know what your life is like.

Happily, writer, editor and single mom Lynn Armitage decided to make it a whole lot easier for single moms to connect.

Her new social-networking site, Singular Moms, makes it simple and fun to meet other moms, start subgroups based on your special interests, share photos and video and much more.

I like Lynn’s tag line for the site: "We’ll laugh. We’ll cry. We’ll figure it out together." Check it out.