Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Hump Day Hunk

Been working hard all day long, so once I finished my projects, I thought I deserved to look at men. I found some mostly naked ones, but figured this is a relatively family website, so I'll just give you the links on those.
Keep scrolling down on this one and once you get past the redecorating of his apartment, you get to the sexy young man. There are lots more in this guy's gallery of shots.

I figured there had to be at least one cute boy at the Geekfest and there is: John Wesley Shipp.

Yeah, I can look at that for a little while.

Here he is as The Flash. I don't remember the show.

But, I think I could learn to like it. Hubba Hubba.


  • At 2:52 AM, April 26, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Talk about spousal disrespect...but to each her/his own.


  • At 7:48 AM, April 26, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hmm, Kathy (assuming you are married) you don't think your hubby looks at other women? You don't look at other men?

    The is no disrespect here, but thanks for trying.

  • At 8:01 AM, April 26, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I remember the Flash TV series (late '90's). It wasn't bad, but was tainted by the spirit of Tim Burton who, IMHO, royally screwed up comic book-based movies for an entire generation with his artistic interpretation of the genere.

    See Batman Begins for the way to do it right.

    With that said, John was a decent Barry Allen and looked good in costume. I'd like to see him reprise the role in a Flash movie.

    As for the looking, everyone looks now and then. If you say you don't, you're either medically blind or a liar. At least AoM and AoD have a tight and secure enough relationship to admit it and allow the other to indulge once in a while.

  • At 9:30 AM, April 26, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    Um, yes. I am married. And yes, I have eyes - as does my husband. That's a bit different than all out lust - which is what is often shown by your wife.

    Good for you that you don't find it to be disrespectful. Clearly, in your relationship, that's all that matters and that's great. I was simply commenting on it - as is my right to do on a blog made public to the world. Disrespect? Well, announcing to the world that one is surfing for naked men seems a little much.

    I also wonder what your children will think one day when they grow up and access this site - or somehow discover the archives or otherwise happen upon some of this. Something to be proud of, I guess.


  • At 9:50 AM, April 26, 2006, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    I don't think Kathy likes me.

    No, there is no disrespect in our relationship. We both enjoy looking at the opposite sex. We love each other deeply and we have immense trust for one another. Just because he appreciates looking at a beautiful woman doesn't mean he disrespects me or doesn't love me. Who is he sleeping with every night? Me. Plus, we have a downright delicious sex life.

    As far as my kids scrolling through her later in life, I'm not ashamed of who I am. Not in the least. I don't think anything they read here will surprise them. They may shake their heads at the dirty old woman their mother is. But, by the time they're old enough to care about mom's blog, I doubt they'll care that mom appreciates attractive men. We're all human.

    I applaud you, Kathy, on the relationship you apparently have with your husband where you have no eyes for anyone but each other. You should be commended. The rest of us, who are human, will continue to look. In my book, drooling over other guys doesn't mean I'm going to run out and boink one of them, nor does it even mean I WANT to. I love my guy and have no desire for any other man on the planet. Honestly. He knows that and that is all that counts.

    Tabasco Kid - that is one of the greatest things about the sci-fi/comic cons that I like. I get introduced to other shows, comics, etc. that I had never heard of or watched. I may rent or buy The Flash just to see what it is all about. Could be fun. These events are a blast and gives me and the kiddo some bonding moments.

  • At 9:51 AM, April 26, 2006, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Oh and I wasn't surfing for naked men. I was looking for a Hunk of the Week and stumbled upon them. Not that I gouged out my eyes and ran for the hills when I saw them. Just FYI. Unfortunately, I don't have time to just surf for naked guy pics.

  • At 10:08 AM, April 26, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Oh sure you can comment here, I don't mind that. It's only when you act like a snotty bitch that I mind. Like with the "Something to be proud of, I guess." comment-pure snotty bitch.

    If you don't agree with what is said, you can always say it politely or you can choose to not return if you don't like what you see here.

  • At 1:18 PM, April 26, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Wow. You know, I wish I had enough free time to just surf the web and insult people I don't know... on their own sites.... over stuff that's their own personal business.... without knowing them. How simple life must be for some people.

    And, AoD, I know you are so, so hurt. Here's a tissue... and a nice girlie magazine.


  • At 3:01 PM, April 26, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey LabKat:

    Not sure you realize this but when people put their lives out there for everyone to view - and comments are allowed - then, really, they're kind of asking for it. Your comments about your boss will bite you in the ass, for example, if I so choose for that to happen. I don't, by the way.

    I read this site because I'm a bit of a voyeur I guess. There are few people like Army of Mom out there and for that I commend her. She's one of a kind. And, no offense to her, but the life portrayed here is a bit of a train wreck and flies against many things I stand for - and for that very reason, I like to read the site. It makes me feel better about my life.

    No, I'm not saying I'm better - just different. I don't threaten or smack around my kids in public (nor in private - we take a gentler approach, but firm, and thankfully are blessed with well-behaving kids 99 percent of the time); and while we have an active love life with many fantasies too - it doesn't take looking at hot men or women to get us going.

    Now, fire away at me if you must, but I'd encourage anyone who doesn't welcome comments on their blog to shut off the feature. Broadcast your lives; accept the feedback - good or otherwise.

    And by the way, I happen to have free time this week as the children are with their grandparents for a visit. I miss them, but it's been nice in a way - not that you asked - as today I went to a local coffee shop for breakfast where I surfed before coming home and heading out for a five-mile run and then sat on the patio with a book before checking e-mail just now.

    Life is good - and, this week at least, very simple - thanks for asking.

    As for Army of Dad, if you can't take comments being posted to your wife's blog, perhaps you shouldn't read it. Or, I guess you could keep calling me a bitch. I'm sure your children would be proud.

  • At 3:02 PM, April 26, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Oh yes, lest their any doubt, that last comment was from yours truly - Kathy.

  • At 3:17 PM, April 26, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You still don't get it. Be polite when you are a guest/visitor.

    I suppose that since you think you do so well as a mom you have heard the old saying "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all"?

  • At 3:46 PM, April 26, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    So, it's NOT okay to threaten children, but okay to threaten complete strangers? (Your comments about your boss will bite you in the ass, for example, if I so choose for that to happen. I don't, by the way.) I wonder what YOUR children will think of YOUR comments, should they read them. Nice example for them, making vague threats.

    Secondly, I've known AoM for 14 years and AoD for eight years. I have never once seen either of them "smack" their children in public or in private for that matter. How they choose to discipline their children is their business and theirs alone. And, for the record, their children are wonderful kids. They have their moments, but they are good kids.

    Finally, if you so totally disagree with AoM's lifestyle ("train wreck"), feel free to leave. Or shake your head in disgust. Or, gorge your eyeballs out. However, when you insult people publically, expect to be treated in the same manner, in public.

  • At 3:47 PM, April 26, 2006, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    "no offense to her, but the life portrayed here is a bit of a train wreck."

    Now how could I take any offense to that?

  • At 5:44 PM, April 26, 2006, Blogger Random and Odd said…

    oh the joy of having my comments moderated. I get these all the time.

    They think the person they read is really WHO I AM and how my life is.

    until you have heard me laugh or been there to dry my tears when I cry, you really don't know me at all. You know the person I have let you see.

    My life *IS* a train wreck, she can come over and feel WAY better about herself, but she won't be commenting.

    I get an average of 5 of these a day. I have more IP and email addresses in my blocked list than I have comments!

    AoM, I have talked to AoD and you a few times...Shaun and I will be lucky to be able to have your relationship.

  • At 6:06 PM, April 26, 2006, Blogger Gadfly said…

    I'm sick to here of that kind of behavior.

    Delete that annoying annonymous yeast infection.

    That's my vote.

  • At 6:07 PM, April 26, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Um... I think John Wesley Shipp was once on "The Guiding Light", many, many moons ago? As for the other stuff, well, I figure my right to free speech stops at someone else's personal blog, just as my right to "freedom of expression via graffiti" stops at someone else's property line. I post comments on anyone's blog with the notion that I'm a guest in their "home", and that I should act accordingly.

  • At 6:11 PM, April 26, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    LabKat invited our comments from, otherwise I don't know any of y'all from Adam.
    Sounds like AoM & AoD have a pretty normal marriage, at least according to my own experience.

    A couple of friends of ours play a little game where they would give each other permission to sleep with a well-known person (just once) knowing that it would be the opportunity of a lifetime. He likes Angelina Jolie and right now she's onto Ben Affleck. Of course they know that it would never happen in a million years. The parameters of the game are that it has to be a famous person, and not just some Jane/John Doe.

    The other night, I told my husband that if I were invited to a slumber party by Bill Clinton, I would come running to him pleading "can I go, please, please, please?" My husband laughed and said "of course." But he knows that I was kidding, and even if I weren't, I'd really be doing it primarily for the cigar and conversation afterwards. And dear hubby would want all the details...

    I guess we're just as happily warped as AoM and AoD.

  • At 8:02 PM, April 26, 2006, Blogger DrinkJack said…

    I support free thinking and people who don't meddle unless invited.

    Blogs are an open for comment by the author, but as such, the author also has a right to just delete you away.

  • At 8:58 PM, April 26, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    AoM, I still read your blog almost every day, although I don't comment much anymore. Illegitimi non carburundum est, as a friend of mine likes to say. And if you find another picture of Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow, please don't keep it to yourself!

  • At 9:03 PM, April 26, 2006, Blogger Random and Odd said…

    I would rather have a yeast infection than a reader that leaves THOSE types of comments.

    Eww. just. EW.

  • At 9:32 PM, April 26, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Is anonymous/Kathy gone now? Sshould we move the party over to

  • At 4:22 AM, April 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I want to sign my name Anonymous then go "pssssst its Felyne". Damn she thought of it first, guess its rude to copy. Oh well... HI EVERYONE IT'S FLUFFY FELYNE!

    I tend to think our friend Kathy isn't so happy with her life at the moment, or she wouldn't have the need to attack others for theirs.

    But she has done such a sterling job at reassuring us that her life is so wonderfully grand, perhaps she could start a blog and make the world a shinier brighter place by enlightening us poor train wrecks on "how much better" the good have it. I guess we can only hope.

    ... but then, I am kinda crazy, I mean... I blog... I put selected parts of my life out there for all to see. oh and I'm an Infidel. I wonder if Kathy prays at night for my soul. Kathy, if you're listening, please stop, I find it very rude, especially considering you didn't ask first.

  • At 7:48 AM, April 27, 2006, Blogger Unknown said…

    OMG just delete the bitch's comments! We, your other readers/commenters, don't want to read that kind of vitriol any more than you do! Some people are whacked.

  • At 8:14 AM, April 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hello there...

    Well, some comments here are understandable. I suppose I came across a bit harsh - although I certainly didn't mean to attack.
    I just hoped to add my .02 about respecting your husband/wife and ideally having your children grow up to truly know that you only have eyes for your spouse (if you do) as this is truly where a healthy, happy family begins.

    AoM and AoD aren't wired that way and good for them. Part of their lives involves ogling the opposite sex. If that doesn't bother the other, and clearly it doesn't, then great.

    It's clear now that my point of view wasn't wanted. I just thought this was part of the deal with blogging, but I know from the comments that only some aspects of free speech are believed in and it would appear that others only wish to hear one side of an opinion rather than consider opening their minds.

    Others are downright nasty. How many times will this crowd call me a bitch simply for stating my opinion and the way my family handles life?

    Like I've said, I'm just a normal mom. We don't slap our kids around or disrespect them with shouts and threats - a la the sports store incident-but others believe this actually teaches kids to behave (to each his/her own); we teach "indoor voices"; we teach respect for adults and family; we practice unconditional love to our children; but they also know their are consequences for bad behavior (although thankfully we do have wonderful children - albeit slightly on the spoiled side I suppose others might think).

    In any case, no - Army of Mom - I'm hardly a trophy wife (thanks for that assumption). Hopefully I'm easy enough on the eyes but we are hardly rich snobs - we are simply hard workers who are blessed and I had hoped to share some insights - not that anyone asked. But again, I had thought this was part of the deal with blogs - and something bloggers liked.

    It appears your readers simply want you to delete all opposing viewpoints and call me names. Quite an open-minded crew you have here.

    Also, sorry to disappoint, but I'm not a sad, miserable woman with nothing more to do. I am however a woman with a week of R-and-R - as the kids are at the grandparents (a couple of hours away) for the first full week ever and I'm spending my mornings drinking coffee at a nearby Internet cafe, watching the people go by, smelling the beautiful spring air and getting my kicks reading the vitriol here. Sad? Yeah that last part maybe a bit. Time to move on and surf for porn. Ha ha...only joking.

    AoM: I read your blog sometimes because I get a charge out of it. You are opposite of me in so many ways. This doesn't mean I'm better or you're better - we just come from two different worlds and mindsets. Thank goodness for our differences - these types of things make the world more interesting.

    I'm sorry if I offended with the "train wreck" comment but I was simply picking up on something you've often alluded to in the blog. It actually seems to work for you!

    Anyway, looks like I stirred up a hornet's nest. Sorry, comments, to get everybody's collective panties in a wad.


  • At 10:38 AM, April 27, 2006, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Yikes Gadfly. That was scary. Remind me not to make you mad.

    Kathy, you did stir up a hornet's nest. It doesn't really bother me so much. But, words - even on the Internet - can still hurt (remember the old sticks and stones saying?) and you'll find that my friends and even my blogosphere friends tend to step up to defend me. You may not have realized the weight your words would carry, but telling someone they are disrespecting their spouse and calling their life a trainwreck aren't the best ways to ingratiate yourself to someone. I fully appreciate that everyone is different and I embrace it. I promise I won't come to your home and criticize the way you raise your kids and love your husband and I only ask the same.

    yes, I do open up my comments. Often, it is for some support or just to have someone say, hey, I understand where you're coming from. I DON'T really want someone's criticisms. Maybe that makes me shallow, but I prefer to think that it makes me human. I could moderate comments and only let the ones I like in. I could delete, but I do enjoy the open forum. The only think I ask is that people be respectful. You ceratinly could have worded comments a little more nicely like: Wow, in my marriage, this would be considered disrespectful. I don't think that would have elicited the responses that you got from the way you worded your comments. Calling someone's life a trainwreck also isn't the best way to endear yourself to someone. Maybe that is acceptable to you, but I wouldn't do that to someone -even as big of a hussy as I apparently am in some people's eyes.

    And, you may not mean for it to sound that way, but you come off as very judgmental and that will turn almost anyone off to your point of view. Yes, I got the impression that you're a trophy wife from the Starbuck's and taking a jog comments. Most of us 24/7 SAHMs who also work from home don't have that luxury. I have to take a mile walk with the kiddo in the stroller if I want to exercise in between work.

    Hmm, that might explain why I'm frazzled and yell sometimes. Regardless, I am glad you have a wonderful life. Contrary to what you might think, I do, too. I'll take my life over anyone else's every day of the week and twice on Sundays (I really like Sundays.)

  • At 11:02 AM, April 27, 2006, Blogger Random and Odd said…

    Army of Mom-

    Thank you. Thank you for the last comment you wrote.
    This is YOUR blog and you handled it very nicely. I have to admit though...Gadfly's was funnier.

    I moderate my comments to avoid the 'mob mentality' and name calling. I know if I let one of those suckers through there would be a thousand comments back and forth...until it got so bad that I had to take a xanax and beat my children early. (you know, that was joke right? RIGHT? HELLO?)

    I'm surprised that this person would say that 'it's a part of blogging, i thought people wanted that.' No one, wants to hear that people think their life is a train wreck or any other nasty thing.
    I invite my friends into my home, but I don't want them to bad mouth me the whole time they are here.
    If they have a suggestion on how to get the soap scum off the shower door they 'suggest' something, they do not judge me and call me names.
    My friends can say, "Hey let's go grab a coffee and figure out how to fix this..." and we drag our yuppie asses down to Starbucks and figure it out...we don't get on people's blog and bad mouth them.

    There is just SO many other places she could go to look for validation. There are sites that people put up about fetishes. That would make her look REALLY good. There are people that write mean things about politics.

    You don't just walk up to someone and say, "I like watching you because it makes me feel better about who I am.You make ALL the mistakes I don't. You suck."

    *hug* Army of Mom...I adore your trainwrecked, potentially disasterous marriage, child beating self! You and I...PEAS IN A POD.

  • At 11:35 AM, April 27, 2006, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Kristine (That is Random and Odd, for those of you who don't know), you made me seriously laugh out loud. I'm so glad I wasn't drinking anything or I'd be at Office Max buying another keyboard after spewing tea out of my nose on this one. ;)

    Yeah, no beatings today. I'm in a good mood. Joke, people. It's a joke.

    My best example of a shitty parent was a blog I visited where the woman talked about handing out sexual favors to neighbors for help with the rent; had pictures of her 10 year old son shooting the finger AND she thought it was funny. There was more. I just looked at it and blinked. I was shocked anyone would raise their children in that kind of a lifestyle. I didn't bother commenting because the reality is that this poor kid will likely be in jail or best case scenario, in therapy, for years to come. My comments certainly wouldn't make this gal reconsider her choices. I doubt my comment would give her that "aha" moment she needs. I just left and sent emails to my friends telling them to go check out this site to feel better about their worst days as a parent. Kristine and I do think alike. Look, then tell your friends, don't be a toot.

  • At 11:37 AM, April 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    AoM: I respect your viewpoint and I apologize for the weight of my words. In a strange way, I meant "trainwreck" as a compliment - as in "how do you do it? - kudos" but I realize it didn't come across that way. Thanks for not resorting to name-calling or trying to entertain yourself with three-dollar words.

    One small point: I never said I went to Starbucks. In fact, I try to avoid it and instead choose a local independent coffee shop. Much better atmosphere, kinder folks too. As for running, it's difficult when I'm both working and watching the kids - but I've had the opportunity to go outside this week rather than spend a few minutes for quick runs on the treadmill. And, I only mentioned it because LabKat felt the need to insult my "simple" life and all the free time I have.

    Finally, note to LabKat: Yes, I have less of a problem threatening total strangers than I do threatening my children - or anyone's children. That said, I wasn't threatening anyone - or at least I didn't mean to. I meant, instead, to warn you that people are on to you and this could easily get back and bite you. I don't choose to make that happen - someone else very well might. Just be careful.


  • At 7:44 PM, April 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I think what Kathy is trying to say about LabKat's posts are that she doesn't think it's a good idea to put remarks about your boss on the internet, because someone who knows you could find out and get you fired, or perhaps even sue you for defamation.

    I believe LabKat is more than capable of looking after herself, and I'm sure she knows exactly what she's doing. No names, no packdrills. But thanks for the advice all the same (and that was a genuine thanks if the advice was genuine).

    When you type phrases like "Your comments about your boss will bite you in the ass...if I so choose for that to happen" can only really be read as a threat. And adding "I don't, by the way" doesn't nullify the threat any, rather patronises it.

    Also, telling bloggers that "they're kind of asking for it" when they type a post in their blog and allow comments is not going to go down very well at all, and it brings to my mind the saying that rape victims were "asking for it".

    So, you're either backtracking your stance in face of all this adversity, or you genuinely didn't mean hostility, the communication just came across wrong.

    I'm gonna go with that later, because I tend to look for the good in people.

    My advice to you is this: Think a little harder about what you're actually wanting to say, compose the sentence, recheck it, then post it. Words on a page are easy to misinterpret as there is no facial expression or tone attached.

    I'm also going to tell you what someone told me. You seem to have a lot to say for yourself, get a blog.

  • At 8:37 PM, April 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "Trainwreck" was a compliment. Right. I get it...

    -->> scratching head in confusion

  • At 9:18 PM, April 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "And, no offense to her, but the life portrayed here is a bit of a train wreck and flies against many things I stand for - and for that very reason, I like to read the site. It makes me feel better about my life."

    Oh! Right! This wasn't meant to be critical or harsh. Hm! Of course!

    My first visit! Great blog, AoM!

  • At 10:05 PM, April 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This reminds me a little bit of "The Road To Abilene", a video they made us watch at work years ago (obviously not the same, here, with this "box" between us all, but you get the picture).

    I have my own "Tuesday Testosterone", and I've regularly checked in with hubby who says, "Hell. Whatever."
    He knows I'm not going to leave him, nor do I lust after someone else. That's what it boils down to. I make it obvious that he is the one I love.

  • At 10:08 PM, April 27, 2006, Blogger Random and Odd said…'s been a really F*ed up day for me. Seriously...I think I'm ready to pack it up and move back in with my mom. Oh wait, shes packing it and moving in with my sister. DAMN!
    I had to come back and check to see how many more comments this woman has left. It seems to have settled down and I'm glad I didn't have to beat my children...even though I was tempted to take few out back and make them start diggin!

    Well, tomorrow I go get an estimate on how much it's going to cost to get my van fixed. I wrecked it today.
    Then I need to go to the police dept and figure out what happens to the dog. While I was out dealing with the crunched car, the oldest decided to let the youngest take the stupid dog for a walk and she bit someone.
    EVERYDAY she asks, "Can I take the dog for a walk?" and EVERYDAY I tell no and explain WHY. The ONE FUCKING DAY I'M NOT HOME!!!!

    I went over to the neighbors BAWLING and pouring out the sorries.

    I'm going to have to move. I'm so embarrassed.

  • At 9:45 AM, April 28, 2006, Blogger Gadfly said…

    R&O: Holy crap!

    If it makes you feel any better, I'd rather have your troubles than these broken bones :o)

  • At 2:16 AM, April 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    That guy's chin is just enormous.

    I mean, if *I* had a chin that big, people would point and laugh... but just because that's the Mild Mannered Clarke Kent equivalent of The Flash, everyone gets all dribbly?

    I'd be all a-miff if I didn't think the whole thing was so Freudian.

    (mutters about huge chinned hunks a-stealin' all our wimmin.)


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