Category Archives: Fun Stuff

Super Mario Brothers Birthday Party

My daughter is crazy for the Super Mario Brothers games. Adrianna draws pictures of the characters, daydreams about the characters and talks about the characters all the time. So we decided to surprise her with a Super Mario Brothers themed birthday party for her 6th birthday.

She knew she was going to have a party, she just was unaware of the theme that we had planned for her. She was very excited to invite her classmates and friends – the first time many of them had ever been to our house.

To start off, I made some custom invitations. Mario, of course.
Mario Invitation

I also made some Mario hats using some plain red hats I found at Walmart by gluing on a Mario logo that Greg and I made (also in Photoshop). We also bought a bunch of self-adhesive mustaches from Oriental Trading Company.

Mario Party

I talked my husband, who is more artistic than I, to draw me a picture of Mario on poster board, sans the mustache. Greg also drew and cut out a bunch of mustaches separately so the kids could play “Pin the Mustache on Mario”. Greg made a play list using various songs from the different Super Mario games throughout the years to play during the party, which definitely added to the day.

Mario Party

Goomba (made from a template found here)
Mario Party

Koopa Troopa (made from a template found here)
Mario Party

I also made cupcakes and cupcake wrappers to look like 1-up and power-up mushrooms.
Mario Party

Planning a party is a lot of work! Greg and I were up past midnight, three nights in a row, getting things ready. My sister and brother-in-law also came down a night early to help cut out the block templates (for the bricks and mystery boxes) and to help hang everything up. So thankful for their help!

Mario Party

Mario Party

When the morning of the party arrived, Adrianna could hardly wait to go downstairs. She didn’t hesitate to put on a Mario hat and mustache for me. And she just happened to have her Super Mario Brothers pajamas on already.

Mario Party

Mario Party

Mario Party

Mario Party

Mario and his many mustaches from “Pin the Mustache on Mario”
Mario Party

Most of the Super Mario Brothers at the party. 🙂
Mario Party

Each child got to take their mustache and Mario hat home with them. They also got a gold mystery box filled with gold-wrapped chocolate coins, mushroom erasers and a mushroom ring.

Mario Party

Babies don’t like wearing mustaches.
Mario Party

It was a fun party and my daughter seemed to enjoy it very much. Now I just need to make some Thank-You cards for all the generous gifts my daughter received. Mario themed cards, of course!

Fun Little Grammar Test

I found this fun little grammar test on Shannon’s blog and couldn’t resist taking it. I got a 100%. What is your score?

Your Language Arts Grade: 100%

Way to go! You know not to trust the MS Grammar Check and you know “no” from “know.” Now, go forth and spread the good word (or at least, the proper use of apostrophes).

Are You Gooder at Grammar?
Make a Quiz

If my site had tags

If my site had tags applied (like Technorati), it might look like this:
No Reimer Reason Tags

Each tag’s size is comparative to how often it is talked about. So it would appear that Adrianna, baby, and Greg are among my favorite topics of discussion. Who knew?

I found this neat little thing from ieatcrayonz’s blog, which then redirected me to I actually wouldn’t mind owning one of their custom made t-shirts.

Great Blonde Joke

I found a blonde joke today that is pretty creative. It took me just a little while to get it, but once I did it was totally worth it.

Gandalf’s Later Career

Gandolph Cartoon by Brevity

Found this Brevity cartoon by Guy and Rodd on

To which race of Middle Earth do you belong?


To which race of Middle Earth do you belong?
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Hooray Eomer, here I come! (Just Kidding Greggors. 🙂 )


According to the Gematriculator, my blog is 74% good.

This site is certified 74% GOOD by the Gematriculator

The Gematriculator website states:

The Gematriculator is a service that uses the infallible methods of Gematria developed by Mr. Ivan Panin to determine how good or evil a web site or a text passage is.

Basically, Gematria is searching for different patterns through the text, such as the amount of words beginning with a vowel. If the amount of these matches is divisible by a certain number, such as 7 (which is said to be God’s number), there is an incontestable argument that the Spirit of God is ever present in the text. Another important aspect in gematria are the numerical values of letters: A=1, B=2 … I=9, J=10, K=20 and so on. The Gematriculator uses Finnish alphabet, in which Y is a vowel.

Experts consider the mathematical patterns in the text of the Holy Bible as God’s watermark of authenticity. Thus, the Gematriculator provides only results that are absolutely correct.

Incidentally, Greg’s blog was only 51% good. What a load of bunk. (Not his blog – the results. hehe. 🙂 )

Found this silly little thing at The Fat Triplets blog.

What color should your blog be?

Your Blog Should Be Blue

Your blog is a peaceful, calming force in the blogosphere.
You tend to avoid conflict – you’re more likely to share than rant.
From your social causes to cute pet photos, your life is a (mostly) open book.

Found this fun little quiz on another blog, Chewymom, that I sometimes read.

My blog is blue, so I guess I am right where I am supposed to be. Although I am hankering for a change. I might have to play with the CSS a bit when I get the time…

File Extension

Which File Extension are You? Cool quiz for computer nerds. Greg, you might like this one! 🙂 hehe.

Here are my results. I am proud to be a music-related file extension.

You are .mp3 The kids love you.  You get along with just about everybody except the music industry.  You really make yourself heard.
Which File Extension are You?

Internet Explorer Simulator

I stumbled across this Internet Exploder Explorer Simulator on another blog this evening and just busted out laughing. How creative and sadly true for users of Internet Explorer. hehe. I am glad I use the Firefox browser. No annoying pop-up ads, convenient tabbed browsing, live Bookmarks (great if you like to keep up on multiple blogs!), and lots more.

I love mustard

This story actually came from an email forward that I got from my Grandma today. It is so funny that I just had to share it. I do not know the name of the original author.

If you have children you will probably relate to this father.

As ham sandwiches go, it was perfection: a thick slab of ham on a fresh bun with crisp lettuce and plenty of expensive, light brown, gourmet mustard.

The corners of my jaw aching in anticipation, I carried it to the table in our backyard, picked it up with both hands but was stopped by my wife suddenly at my side.

“Here, hold Johnny (our six-week-old son) while I get my sandwich,” she said.

I had him balanced between my left elbow and shoulder and was reaching again for the ham sandwich when I noticed a streak of mustard on my fingers.

I love mustard.

I had no napkin.

I licked it off.

It was not mustard.

No man ever put a baby down faster. It was the first and only time I have sprinted with my tongue protruding. With a washcloth in each hand, I did the sort of routine shoeshine boys do; only I did it on my tongue.

Later, after she stopped crying from laughing so hard, my wife said, “Now you know why they call that fancy mustard . . . “Poupon.”