Virtual GNO - Laid Back and Independent

Easy does it. That's what we're doing so far this summer. The Pacific Northwest heatwave is hitting us now and the days seem to be a series of; open windows - water the garden - grab a popsicle. As the day gets hotter; pull the shades - close the windows - turn on the fans- grab a popsicle. Such a healthy diet!

Let's have a little laid back/Independence Weekend Virtual Girls Night Out!

First virtual party? Welcome! The original Virtual GNO is a blog-hopping party that began in the summer of 2008. I couldn't get a sitter and was in desperate need for time away from my children and some adult conversation. I decided to do the next best thing and turned to my blog friends. At least I can "get out" in my imagination.

Get Your BLOG Over Here!

To join the blog-hopping fun, check out my VGNO post then sign the Mr. Linky guest book with your name/blog link. Visit fellow bloggers that have signed in. It's a party so at a party you mingle, right? Go blog-hopping! I want everyone to connect. That's what it's all about.

Time For Some Tunes!

Now this is a song that you need to listen to in your convertible while driving down a gorgeous tree lined road, or ocean-sidled highway. Turn it up!

The Freddy Jones Band "In A Daydream"

Time For A Cocktail!

Daydream Cocktail
1/2 oz Vodka
1/4 oz Triple Sec
3/4 oz Lemon Schnapps
1/4 oz Orange Juice
1 oz Grenadine
1/2 oz Half and Half

In cocktail mixer filled with ice, combine all ingredients. Shake or stir & strain into rocks glass or large shot glass.

Dang! Just how large is that shot glass?!? I'll stick with a regular glass. I'm not so sure about the Half and Half. In this heat it might look a little funky.

OK VGNO friends, I have something I just HAVE to share with you. I don't know if I'm the last person to be aware of this product however, check out The Kush.

Um... alright. I understand how some women may feel more comfortable using this product but... um... honestly it looks like a dildo. There, I've said it. And the idea of sleeping with a dildo in between my boobs just does not appeal to me. And did you see the price?!? $50! Oh wait, they've been generous and lowered the price to $38.95. How sweet.

Time For A Question

Since this is a holiday weekend I would like to know how you are going to celebrate Independence Day?

A neighbor hosts the Bar-B-Que and fireworks so we'll be heading across the street for the festivities. Oregon has strict firework laws but Portland is right next to Vancouver, WA and their fireworks laws are more laid back. So every year you get the daredevils going "across the border" to buy illegal fireworks. Neighborhoods get pretty crazy around 9:30pm. Oh, those rebels!

So, what are your 4th of July plans?

No Giveaway this week. But, I'll try to wrestle up something good for next week. (Someone has a birthday on the 11th... who could it be? ;-> )

Alright now, go have fun! Sign in with Mr. Linky to join the Virtual GNO. Visit those that sign-in. It's a party so go mingle. Go blog-hopping! That's what it's all about. Share this party with your blog friends, post A LINK to the Virtual GNO on your blog and have them join us. Send our party into the Twitter world. (#VGNO) Leave your Twitter ID in the comments section. The more the merrier! I want everyone to connect. That's what it's all about.

And Be Safe This Weekend!!!


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  1. Really don't have a lot of plans for the 4th. I am a finalist to win an above ground swimming pool so I'll have to go there and see who wins. After that, I will seek out fireworks. That's my favorite part of the Fourth of July.

    Hope yours is great! Happy VGNO!

  2. We'll all be hanging out in the pool this weekend. Hoping to sneak in some fireworks, but we probably won't get past sparklers with the kiddies. I'll be toasting marshmallows tonight. And of course washing it down with a cocktail. Yum!
    Have a great one!

  3. Swimming and fireworks with the kids. Nothing major.

  4. How on earth did people seriously make a commercial without laughing the whole way through at the way those women looked?! omg....what will they think of next? I answered the question on my blog already so I'm prepared!!! (I was asking the same thing for my Friday post already lol)

  5. lol! I love the boob dildo. Though I have notece some creases in oversunede chests. That leathery red skin sun addicts have...with the chainlike cleavage creases. Just saying maybe they could use it.

  6. Hi Ann!!! OMG that drink sounds yummy! :) ROTFLMAO at the "kush" couldn't one just put a can of tomtaoe paste, it has the same shape? LMAO hhmmm well my hubby's bday is the 11th!! is that your bday too? today is my lil girls bday! XOXO have a wonderful 4th of july, we are grillin & chillin!

  7. I'm so excited for the VGNO! In my case, it turns in to a weekend-long funfest, since I always have to rush off to something or another on Friday night.

    In any case, I'm excited to go visit everyone. Cheers!

  8. HAPPY 4th People!
    It's gonna rian with a high of 69 tomorrow. wth?


  9. OK, the boob dildo is too funny!

    We're hanging out at home this weekend. We've got a cute neighborhood parade, complete with some cute firemen following in their truck while the kids ride their decorated bikes around the circle of our neighborhood. Then we'll head one neighborhood over to our friends' big party & watch all their illegal Washington fireworks & hope no one gets the dreaded $500 ticket for illegal fireworks in Oregon. No one in our neighborhood does it any more after a couple got the ticket a few yrs ago.

    Just got back from an early visit to the zoo, the polar bear was going crazy playing in the water with his ball! Makes me want to run out & jump in our pool, but I'm being wimpy & sitting in the AC until it cools off a little before going in the pool....sad I know!

    Hope everyone has a very Happy 4th!

  10. Happy VGNO Ann! My boss likes mixed drinks w/ half and half in them, ick!

    Tomorrow is my anniversary!

  11. Hi Ya Ann,

    Thanks for another, um, interesting VNGO. Now I know what to do with that old dildo I'm not using anymore. Just kidding. Couldn't a rolled up pair of socks do the same thing? Anyway, I've answered your question over on my blog so I'll just say.. Have a great 4th!

  12. I haven't been able to do a VGNO in such a long time. As usual the drink sounds wonderful and I love the boob thing for at night! LOL!

  13. Laid back... that is what this holiday weekend is going to be. Tara's off camping for the night, tomorrow is my Mom's birthday so we will head to the campground to pick up Tara, and have dinner with my niece, her hubby, her three boys to celebrate. Then bringing Tara and the oldest back here for the rest of the weekend.

    I've got something for a give away, I just didn't get it together in time to offer it up for tonight... I will email and maybe one week soon you could include in VGNO.

  14. Ummm...yeah, about that Kush...not something that you'd want to show a brand new lover.

    Happy VGNO! My Twitter ID is "TheBookkitten." All one word. I haven't been to the party in a long time, and I'm glad to be back!

  15. I'm taking it easy this July 4th. We also get the daredevils who get illegal fireworks by crossing the border into Mexico.

  16. oh yeah, and that Kush thing really does look like a dildo! save the $38.95 and stuff your cleavage with a rolled up sock!

  17. We were planning on having a quiet day at home but we got invited to a friends house on a lake for a cookout and fireworks... fourwheeling and swimming.. so we will b heading there about 2pm and then probably wont be home til late. Oh and I am getting my nails done in the morning.. maybe a pedi too! I am on vaca all week now so woot-hoo! Have a great 4Th

  18. hahahahaha, i can't believe they are advertising this shit... lol

    but very interesting

  19. I'm so ordering that!
    Have a great Fourth! We're doing absolutely nothing for the first year ever and it's great!

  20. Happy VGNO! Hope you have a happy and safe 4th of July.

    Stop by Lin's Duck and Wheel With String to vote for me in her First Official Dork-Off Contest. Vote for my photo, because my kindergarten photo is THE dorkiest.




  21. Happy vgno! I stumbled in here from ... somewhere. lol at the Kush thing. Oh my. lol.
    I'm up with my young adult daughter who just had her tonsils yanked + sinus surgery the other day... not fun. Drastically different than when kids have their tonsils yanked lmty! Even when they are 24 it's still so hard to see them in pain.

    That drink sounds fab! But yeh, not sure about the half+half... could prob use one tho' when my daughter is better... think I'll sleep for a week!

    Okay, gonna go and hop around... starting to storm out, the girl is sleeping for now, and the doggie has been medicated (storms = major panic attacks for him)...

    Oh, 4th... yeh, that. Not doing anything. (see reason above. lol.)

    See you all later...


  22. You have got to be kidding me.. the kush? What next!

    Happy 4th and VGNO..I have been to busy today to play.. but hope all had fun!

  23. No plans for the 4th...Probably will go see fireworks, though. Hope you have a great weekend.

  24. Oh Ann, please don't tell me you have no a/c!!!!!! I would just melt and die.

    Justine :o )


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