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Its quiet around the MadLands

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like before that storm


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June 10, 2008 at 3:44 pm

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Happy Birthday Benny

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Happy Birthday Benny ūüôā

We miss your humor and stories, skill and knowledge. Your grandson, “Truck”, is kinda sick right now. I’m sure if you were here MaxX would welcome your help on this one. I remember when you talked MaxX through major suspension work on that old Lincoln .. during a blizzard.

I didnt know Benny for very long but I know Benny was a friend. Benny, his wife Cynthia, mother Delores “Granny” and the family took Madness in as one of their own. I stepped into their family and I became family, and Im proud to claim every one of them as my family.

Happy Birthday Benny! We love you, we miss you.. see ya on the other side of here ūüôā


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June 2, 2008 at 1:40 am

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Madness defined

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MadCommentary Coming Soon…

Madness thinks that if you had to describe what being inside the Mind of Madness looks and sounds like. This is it.

This song is what having a bipolar mind sounds like… it starts all boppity dumdum and kinda goes nuts .. calms down and goes nuts. Yeah. That about sums it up.

The video pretty much sums up Madness high school days… and three words describe Madness high school days .. Preppy Grunge Cheerleader.¬†

 *giggle* MaxX married a cheerleader (1992 Florida State Champs ..  yeah)

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May 31, 2008 at 11:13 pm

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Just one week into summer vacation and already the idea of spending 300 days alone on an island sounds heavenly.

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The Queen of  Shake Shake helped Madness realize just why  the thought of 300 days alone on an island sounds heavenly.  Schools Out! Ahhh yes. The joys of Parenting Five Children during Summer Vacation.

Madness’ babies have been home from school for¬†

Wednesday night Madness was going over the final preparation check lists with MaxX and she was¬†all “We will not panic. We will not go crazy. (nevermind that one of us is already there) We will have a neat, orderly and organized summer vacation around the MadLands. There will be instructions left for the children daily…yes, LISTS of chores and reminders that the children will be beaten if they fight with each other that the children are responsible for themselves and each other and that we are expecting a tightly run¬†ship around here!”

Yes. Summer Vacation around the MadLands is going to be *perfect* .. because Madness made LISTS. Madness even assured herself that we would NOT be eaten out of house and home by five ravenous beasts healthy growing kids by making daily menus. Yes. Madness is the shit.

Summer Vacation at the MadLands. Day One.

Madness pulled up her cell phone records for Thursday May 29, 2008, having clearly recalled the list on the fridge titled “EMERGENCY contact numbers“. We’ve got mom and dads work and cell numbers, friends and family and co-workers cell, home and work numbers, 911 and the like. Madness cell phone records for Thursday list 39 calls from home. Thirty-nine. There were THIRTY-NINE EMERGENCIES on Thursday at the MadLands…consisting of :

“Teenage daughter wont make me breakfast.”¬† Even though Teenage Daughters list clearly states “Make breakfast for T and D”. While refusing to¬†feed T and D may constitute an emergency in YOUR book.. it does NOT in¬†mine because … ITS ON HER LIST. IT SHOULD BE DONE and thus no calls should have been made to Madness reporting that it wasnt.

“Momma, we took the puppies out.” THAT is a “status update” which should have been reported during what we call a “Status Update Inquiry Call” placed FROM Madness TO her children, not the other way around… clearly not an emergency.

Other calls consisted of “I cant find any clean pants.” “Can I have chips instead of bananas and graham crackers for my snack?” “Teenage Daughter is being mean to me.” “The mail is here.” ….

You get my drift.

Somewhere around NONemergency call number¬†twenty Madness informed the children that “if my cell phone rings ONE MORE TIME and someone isnt BLEEDING or on FIRE .. I will beat you!” (It’s ok.. Madness threatens to beat her children all the time. Its a term of endearment.)

Summer Vacation at the MadLands. Day Two.

Madness received far fewer calls from the MadLands on day two.  Madness has deduced the reasoning for this in two parts.

First.. Big Brother was not home.  Big Brother spent the night at a friends house. You see.. when Big Brother and Teenage Daughter were running the show on Day One .. there was what we call a Power Struggle. Too many chiefs .. er.. too many indians too, apparently. Big Brother removed .. One Chief left.. no power struggle.

Secondly.. Madness Teenage Daughter had been grounded a few weeks ago.  Not just grounded.. oh no. GROUNDED.  Madness imposed this exact sentence on Teenage Daughter: Grounded Until Christ Rises Again.

So.. the sucess of Summer Vacation at the MadLands. Day Two could also be contributed to the fact that Madness bribed compromised with Teenage Daughter. “I’ll let you do something with your friends this weekend if you keep things under control around here.” Deal.

Madness started to count the days till the kids go back to school but decided that she could very well land right back in the mental institution if she did she didnt.

Ahh yes.. Summer Vacation. Working Parents.. how do YOU survive summer vacation with your house, mind, grocery budget and JOB still intact?  Madness needs hope ideas.

Stay tuned while Madness makes more lists.



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May 31, 2008 at 12:16 pm

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Island Living

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Oh Oh Oh.. MaxX and Madness are SO gonna do this one day..

only not alone.. TOGETHER! MmmHmm. Thats right MaxX, youre screwed.

Read about it here.  Could you IMAGINE what living on THAT island would be like?? Look at that amazing body of water in the middle.. Madness will bet that it is JUST LIKE HEAVEN!

MaxX, nevermind that angry volcano, K?

Madness went to the guys website, but she had to send him an email. It went a little something like this


Can you please speak English?

K. Thanks!

Love, Madness”

Please stay tuned while Madness BEGS GOD TO LET HER MOVE THERE!

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May 30, 2008 at 8:01 pm

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Madness is Bossys READER today!

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Bossy is indeed the Boss! Today.. Madness is Bossys reader. Oh Hell Yes She Is.

Madness has so many things to talk about today..but for one reason or another, she cant get her head to stop spinning long enough to get anything to come out.

Please stay tuned while Madness gets a grip.

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May 29, 2008 at 6:35 pm

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Things are a little fuzzy over here in the MadLands.

Im just sayin.


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May 26, 2008 at 5:43 am

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