Monday, March 7, 2011

Hippo Brigade

Good morning sweet blog friends!  Did you have a nice weekend?  I had a great weekend.  Great.  Before I introduce you to another friend I just have to super quick tell you about my amazing weekend.

First, I got my new machine!  {Insert the sound of a choir of angels signing.}  I will tell you more about this later, but so far as I can tell... this thing is going to revolutionize my business.  I am giddy.

Friday night we had an impromptu dinner with one of our very favorite families on the planet, the Witts.  That was fun.

Saturday I finally shipped off my old printer that I hate so much so that I can finally get my money back!  Then we had another one of our very favorite families on the planet, the Moras over for the most fantastically fantastic dinner, which included deep fried avocados.  Maybe I'll tell you about that sometime.

Sunday we had a great morning at church and then finally got our garage all cleaned out of the last of the boxes and I hung up my super fabulous glittered chandeliers that my hubby bought me for Christmas {again... more on that some other time}.

Now I am ready to tell you about another friend of mine. 

Bloggies... please meet Beckey of Hippo Brigade

Doesn't she just look fun?

I was "introduced" to Beckey last year when I first started to blog.  She is a friend of Brooke's sister, and Brooke thought that I would get a kick out of her blog.  {Apparently Brooke finds the time to check in on Beckey's blog... when was the last time you think she stopped by here???  I'm just saying.}

Anywho, Beckey. is. hilarious.  Period.

To prove it, here is her description of herself:

My special skills include run-on sentences, picking my kid’s boogers, and eating snacks.
My weaknesses include  housework, puppies, and designer shoes.
Although it doesn’t seem like it, I have a degree in English/Writing, but most of the time, I don’t have any idea how to write, because I never really paid attention in class.
I also have my cosmetology license, because maybe one day, I’ll stop having babies and get a job. But for now I’m a stay at home mommy, and most of the time I enjoy it.
Ohh, I do hope you like my website. Make yourself at home and come back often. If you want to say something nice, email me, if you want to say something mean, you can suck it.

Some of my favorite blogs of hers include this one about pasta, her rant about why she hates kids {sidenote: she has two}, and the one where she decided to cook Thanksgiving dinner.

Warning: if you are offended by occasional foul language, you may want to squint when you read Beckey's blog.  But still read it.  It's funny.

So now go and spend an hour or two laughing your pants off while you read Beckey's blog.

Then don't forget to come back here and tell us all about how much your cheeks hurt and how you are now eternally grateful to me for having turned you on to another place where you can waste your life away.


  1. ... yes, laughing. HI-LAIR-EE-OUS!!!

    thanks for the introduction ... i can see how she was so easy to love ...

  2. Beckey promised that if I commented here you would give me something. What did I win? Huh? Huh?

  3. L.O.V.E. Beckey! Sometimes her rants about mommyhood make me feel like we share a brain...only her half of the brain is funny and witty and mine is just tired and unobservant.

  4. Hippo Brigade is one of my fav blogs to read. Beckey is hilarious and her kiddos are adorable!

  5. Love her sense of humor! I needed to sit and laugh for a bit this afternoon!

  6. Beckey rocks ... I've been a fan for quite some time :D. She makes me snort when I laugh.

  7. Wow, thanks for sharing Hippo Brigade! Such a fun blog with good writing and lots of laughs. I'm a fan now.

  8. Beckey is my most favorite and best. She knocks my socks off!

  9. I am honored to have known this hilarious woman for 17 years now! And just so you all know.....she wasn't funny till she met me. Well, that's what I tell myself anyway, because, hey, it could be true.

  10. Oh man! I guess I didn't beat out your bff Megan with comments. Oh well. It was fun. I love every ego boosting second of it.
    And thank you for all those nice words. I'm going to tape them all on my refrigerator.

  11. Spent way too long last night reading Hippo Brigade(even passed the link to a friend that needed a laugh). Thanks Emmy for introducing me to her hilarious blog.