Sunday, February 29, 2004

Early to Bed..Early To Rise..

Generally speaking, I am not one of those people who is good in the morning. I'm a night owl honey, I sleep all day long.. I like to be up late, Nick At Nite is my friend, and the only way I see the morning news is if I happen to be watching it while I'm attempting to drift off to sleep after a long night working or partying or..some other kind of ing.. But lately, with Jenny being here during the day training, I've had to reorganize my time. I'm in bed by 2 or 3.. or 4.. and up by 7:00 on Monday through Thursday, so I can get in a shower, pick up the house, let the dogs out to water the lawn, and maybe get in a bit of work before she gets here. So..here it is on a beautiful Sunday morning, after I was up til nearly 4:00, and I'm wide awake. I should be fast asleep. I could be fast asleep in my comfy bed, peacefully dreaming, yet here I am. I was up by around 7:00, and raring to go. Something just aint right! I've been up 2 hours already and it's only 9:00. I'm showered, have about 200 lines typed, the dogs have been out twice already. I fixed myself a nutritious bowl of Cheerios, and drank the better part of a 32 oz glass of water...and it ain't even noon yet! Ya know what? I like it! I always wondered what was wrong with those morning people who actually prefer getting up at the crack of dawn. Why would you want to get out of a nice, warm, comfy bed before the sun is even up..what's the point?! My brother, John, is a morning person, who is asleep shortly after the 11:00 news every night, and has always been up and out of bed, even on weekends, before 6:00..voluntarily!! I always thought he was on crack or something. Now, I see there is something kinda nice to being up and about early in the morning. It's quiet, and peaceful when the rest of the world..and the people in the house..are still asleep. It's really nice to go outside with the dogs in the morning and stand on the deck and watch the sun come up.. without being hung over or half asleep. Of course, since I only actually slept 3 hours last night, I'll probably be back in bed for a nap by 1:00 this afternoon, but it will be okay, because between now and then I'll have accomplished a whole ton of stuff I wouldn't have gotten done if I had been asleep that whole time. Now, if I didn't have to get up early for training every day, I doubt I'd continue to get up early.. even though I should,..because I'm just naturally wired to want to stay up late and sleep til noon, but for now it's kind of a nice change. Now, I'm gonna go see what else I can get accomplished while I'm still wide awake enough to do it.

Saturday, February 28, 2004

Mmmmmm..MMmmm... Good...

I christened my new crockpot last night, and this morning I woke up to a big pot of warm, very yummy stuff for breakfast. I made some oatmeal. I usually ain't a real big breakfast eater, though I love cereal for dinner..Lucky Charms and Cap'n Crunch with Crunch Berries are my favorites.. and I'm generally not a big oatmeal eater, but I decided to try this one anyway. It was really, really good. I put in tons of apples and extra cinnamon, and it tastes kinda like apple crisp Mmmmmmmmm

Here's the recipe..

Deluxe Crockpot Oatmeal

Ingredients:
2 C milk
1/4 C brown sugar
1 T butter, melted
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 C quick cooking oats
1 C finely chopped apple
1/2 C raisins and/or dates
1/2 C chopped walnuts or almonds

Directions:
Grease the inside of Crockpot. Put ingredients inside Crockpot and mix well. Cover and turn on low heat. Cook overnight or 8-9 hours. Stir before serving.

Results...What is Your Alcohoroscope?

I found this at Java Diva

I have to say that I do agree with a couple points when it comes to me and alcohol consumption..

Results...: "Leo Drinking style:
Leo likes to drink and dance -
- they're often
fabulous dancers, and usually pretty good
drinkers as well, losing their commanding
dignity and turning kittenish. Of course,
they're quite aware they're darling -- Leos
will be Leos, after all. They generally know
their limit, probably because they loathe
losing self-control. When they get
over-refreshed, expect flirting to ensue -- and
perhaps not with the one what brung them.
But
Leo's not the type to break rules even when
drunk, so just try to ignore it (try harder,
Cancer) and expect a sheepish (and hung over)
Lion to make it up to you the next day.


Alcohoroscopes- what do the stars say about your drinking style
brought to you by Quizilla"

Yeah, those bolded parts ..that would be me when I drink. LOL

Friday, February 27, 2004

Alrighty, then!

Okay, so I found this link Rename Yourself over at margilowry and decided to check it out.

It gives you several personality options to choose from, and it picks you a new name based on your chosen characteristic...so, here are some of my possibilities..

Lavender Oralee Last Name
Mikaili Briallen
Cameron Desiree
Quintessa Zandra
Velvet Zody
Dominica Glenys
Chumani Kirsi
Cleta Demeter
Locke Maida

So, what do ya think? Should I change to any of these?? LOL

Stuff I Did Today

It's still freezing here in Jacksonville, but at least it stopped raining. I got my heat on about 75. I worked hard all day off and on, and I've got about one more hour to go before I'm done. It's almost 2:30 a.m., so I can be in bed by 4:00 .yippee! Then I get to get up and do it all again tomorrow. Sunday is the end of the pay period, so I'm definitely taking Monday and Tuesday off..well, at least Monday.

J got out of work late tonight and I didn't feel like cooking, so we all went out to Huddle House for dinner. It was about 11:00, so no way was I cooking at that time. For those who don't know, Huddle House is a Waffle House type place. I had some really yummy beef vegetable soup and a 6 piece chicken wings.. they were both really good, or maybe I was just really hungry. J and John both had these huge breakfasts with eggs, toast, bacon, sausage, grits, country gravy and biscuits. My stomach hurt just watching them eat all that, but they both finished it all. Then we drove to Blockbuster to return some movies we rented and get some new ones, but they were closed.. which really sucks! I think they closed earlier than they were s'posed to, and i've got half a mind to call and report it. I wanted to get Under the Tuscan Sun, Lost In Translation, and there was a couple more I wanted, but I can't think what they are at the moment. We ended up going to Wally World because I wanted to get the big bag of dog food and a few other things, but he wouldn't drive me to Super Wally World over on Normandy.. back across town where we just moved from.. so we had to go to the regular one on Beach, but they just built a Super Wally World behind this particular store that will be open March 17th (yeah!!!!) so this one had crap left, and I couldn't get some of the stuff I needed to get. I did get the dog food, a big bag of cat food, 3 DVDs - Ameican Pie 1&2 and Never Been Kissed with Drew Barrymore - and a crock pot. I was kinda stupid to buy a crock pot, because I know I could go to a thrift store and buy one, probably a practically new, really nice one, for probably less than half what I paid, but I decided to go ahead and buy a new one. I have a new recipe book of crockpot recipes, so I figured I'd go buy one. It's really cool, though. I like it. It's a Rival, it's white and has cherries on it, and it comes with a second mini crock pot. I'd post a picture of it, but I'm too lazy at the moment. The good thing is, the guy in Wally World said they weren't going to move the inventory they have left in that store to the new store, they are just going to sell out what's in there, and put stuff on clearance as it gets lower and lower.. I'm all excited about that, I can tell ya. I'll definitely be going to check out the clearance stuff...woohoo.. cheap stuff rocks!

Better Late Than Never

Tuesday Is Chooseday

Would you rather:
1. Lose the thumb on your dominant hand in a hunting accident OR lose your non- dominant foot in a rock climbing accident?

I would much rather lose a thumb than a foot, except that I'd have to change my job or learn to type without a thumb. I could probably do it, it would just slow me down a tad. Plus, it's just one finger, as opposed to an entire foot.

2. Take care of 20 screaming toddlers everyday OR work in the sewers of new york everyday?

I'll take the toddlers. I love kids..rats and smelly sewers ummm..not so much

3. Invent a cure for lung cancer that makes the person never able to walk again OR makes the person blind?

I think I'd rather they couldn't walk than couldn't see, cuz there's always wheelchairs etc., being blind would suck.

4. Your 10 year old child find you masturbating OR hear you speaking derogitively towards a racial minority neighbor?

I'd rather they hear me cussing the neighbors.. my sex life is not a spectator sport. I'd be likely to mess my kids up in so many other ways, I don't need to scar them for life on top of it.

Sounds About Right To Me

I stole this from Kazoofus

Multiple Intelligence Test

Linguistic: 9

Logical-Mathematical: 5

Spatial: 7

Bodily-Kinesthetic: 9

Musical: 10

Interpersonal: 7

Intrapersonal: 8

A Short Definition of your Highest Score


Musical - the ability to understand and develop musical technique, to respond emotionally to music and to work together to use music to meet the needs of others, to interpret musical forms and ideas, and to create imaginative and expressive performances and compositions. Possible vocations that use the musical intelligence include technician, music teacher, instrument maker, choral, band, and orchestral performer or conductor, music critic, aficionado, music collector, composer, conductor, and individual or small group performer.



Click here to learn more about what each area means

Thursday, February 26, 2004

Wanna know what feels really freaky?? ..no, get your mind outta the gutter! It has nothing to do with candle wax or feather dusters... I'm sitting at my desk today working :::cough::: and I had no socks on, cuz I have to take my socks off when it rains to go outside and bring the dogs in and out.. either that or put on shoes, which I have to first find, and I'm too lazy for all that, so I usually just remove the socks. (shut up! I am not a freak..) So, anyway.. as I'm working diligently, I kinda nodded off in my chair.. cuz I do that sometimes when I've only had 3 hours of sleep..and I was startled awake quite abruptly by the feel of something warm and wet on my cold toes. Elmo was asleep under my desk, and decided to lick my toes.. for no particular reason. Freaked me out! I'm almost recovered from my heart attack now, and I can get back to work.

Death By Cheesecake!

I haven't really been sticking to the whole Atkins thing, but have still been dieting, etc. I tried to do the Atkins diet plan, but I have done some reading on it, have seen several news pieces on it on the local news here, etc., and from all reports if you cut your carbs way down, your body doesn't only take it's energy from the fat stores, it takes it from other organs like your kidneys, etc. I don't know if that's true or not, but just in case it is, I'm not taking any chances. Anyway.. the point. I have been eating the way I've always been told is a healthy way to eat, and the way I dropped all my weight before, and so far it seems to be working. Except.. I think I may have cut my carbs more than I realized and last night I paid for it. When I was at the store last night, I got hungry waiting for the cab, so I got some crackers. Then, I decided to buy myself one of those individual slices of cheesecake, I didn't even really want it .. I don't know why I bought it except it was almost out of habit, because I usually buy myself a "treat" when I go shopping. I thought about cupcakes or cake or cookies..and I didn't want them. No interest at all! I thought to myself "Hell, the diet has kicked in, cuz the sweet tooth seems to be dead" But still.. I bought the cheesecake. Then, when I got home I went ahead and ate the cheesecake.. just because it was there. Damn it was goood! Then, about 15 minutes later my stomach cramped up and I was in some serious pain, and I then had to sprint for the bathroom. I won't go into details about what happened in there..let's just say, it wasn't pretty, and it tied me up for about 20 minutes. So, on the one hand I'm glad to see that the sweet tooth is dead, and I can now pass up cake (my arch enemy) and cookies with no problem, and I will not give in to the cheesecake "just because I can" demon next time I shop, on the other hand, it's pretty sad when a couple crackers and a little piece of cheesecake will practically kill you cuz your body isn't used to the carbs. :::Sigh::. goodbye cheesecake, goodbye chocolaty, yummy cake and cookies.. I guess it's nothing but salad and healthy eating for me from now on. What is this world coming to...

Shiver Shiver

It has been rainy, crappy, and cold here in sunny Florida for the past three or four days. I'm one of those people seriously affected by the lack of sunshine, and it's driving me crazy. I get all tired and lazy and bummed out when it's crappy outside. Not only do I wish it would stop raining cuz I needs me some sunshine.. it's cold as phuque..and I'm going to turn my heat up to about 80 now and pray for sun to return ASAP.

Sucky Crappy Day

Today was a pisser, let me tell ya. I don't know how it is in other parts of the world when ya try to get a cab, but here in Jacksonville, in certain parts of town, it's not easy. I happen to live in an area that doesn't have a lot of regular drivers that work this area all the time, so today I had to call one and it was a total phuqing suck fest. I had to go to Albertsons to get some stuff, mostly cuz I ran out of dog food and the puppies have to eat. J said he'd bring me Friday or Saturday, he didn't have time before then, but I couldn't starve the dogs til then, so I called a cab. After 45 minutes, still no cab, I was about to call them back when Brenda called and said Danny was heading over here to pick up the rent. So I asked him, and he said he'd drop me off at the store.. no problem. So, I called the cab company to cancel the cab, and after 45 minutes of waiting noone had even picked up the call yet. I coulda been waiting til 7:00 to get to the store. I decided I didnt' wanna have to wait for a cab at the store when I was done, so I put in a time call for them to pick me up at the store at 7:30.. I went shopping.. I finished shopping.. and 7:30 came and went. No Cab! I called back.. pissed off! After I explained to the phone lady that the purpose of a time call is so that I don't have to wait while they "try to get someone out there", she said she would send someone as soon as she could. WTF!! They said they were really busy. So, yada yada yada...by 8:30 I gave up and called another Gator cab. They showed up 35 minutes later. I got home about 9:15.. 5-1/2 phuqin hours to get to a store about 2 miles from my house and get back home. That really, really, really sucked. no.. I mean REALLY. Good thing is was cold as hell outside, or everything woulda been thawed and melted. I froze my ass off, cuz it was rainy and very cold out tonight. Anyway, its done now and I'm home, toasty warm, and very tired. I'm going to lay my tired behind down now and sleep for a couple hours before I get up and attempt to work tonight.

I Knew It!

Well, the mystery is over. Meredith chose her man. I knew she wanted to choose Ian, and I had a feeling that was what was going to happen. I could tell last week by the things she said about him as opposed to the way she talked about Matthew that she really, really was falling in love with Ian. It seemed to me that she felt she should choose Matt because he was stable and solid and dependable..on top of hot and really sweet, but her heart wanted to choose Ian..who was talking about how he wouldn't give her a ring necessarily, and isn't really settled in a career and all stable. She must have the same "fixer" gene in her that I have. Her heart leans towards the guys that need to be taken care of and fixed up. Either way, she couldn't go wrong. They were both pretty hot. We saw Ian with his shirt off..woohoo...that was a high point in the show. I loved how sweet Matt was when she gave him the ax. That's how all guys should handle it when ya stomp on their hearts, in my opinion. It makes it so much easier when they tell ya it's okay yer dumping them for another guy. That's class bay-bee! I was blubbering like a baby..of course..when she told him how she was so in love with him, and then when he got on one knee, I lost it. So, now we have to wait to meet the new Bachelor, and hope he's not a tool like Bob turned out to be.

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Ok, I'll Play..

I've seen it all over the last few days, and being the follower/sheep that I am, I guess I'll play too.

Ten Songs I Didn't Choose

How to play:
Open up your mp3 player
set it to random
write down the first 10 songs it plays

1. Melissa Etheridge - Like the Way I Do
2. Carly simon - Coming around again
3. Donna summers - Last Dance
4. Trisha Yearwood - Down on my knees
5. Sheryl Crow - The first cut is the deepest'
6. Jewel - You Were Meant For Me
7. Guns N Roses - Sweet Child of Mine
8. Letters To Cleo - Cruel to be Kind
9. Norah Jones - Nightingale
10. Kelly Clarkson - Miss Independent

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Just Stuff...

I had big plans for an in depth, interesting report on some spectacular subject today. I sat down to write, opened up my blog editor thingy, and started to write and.. I got nuthin! I can't think of anything scintillating or exciting to regale you with today. There are plenty of topics I could go into, but I'm all floopy for some reason, and just can't concentrate on anything long enough to really do anything. Probably because I only had 3 hours of sleep last night, I have a ton of work downloaded waiting on me to do it, so if I'm blogging I won't get it done, and I know I need to get it done because I have to try to get to Wally World tonight to get some dog food and stuff. I also can't decide what to make for dinner. I'm very hungry, but too freakin' lazy and ambivalent about food at the moment to go make something. I'm thinking maybe I'll order pizza, but that's really not a good diet food. Although, if I just eat the toppings I may be okay. Guess it depends on which diet Im following today. On Atkins I can eat a good portion of toppings and be fine. On Weight Watchers, I can have one whole piece, maybe two if they're small. Hmmmm. I suppose I need to pick one and stick with it eventually. I put on a pair of shorts that were tight on my a few weeks ago today and they were pretty loose, so whatever I'm doing, it seems to be working at least somewhat. I got a million things flitting through my head. So, I'm gonna go off and get my work done right now, and hope that I come up with something exciting for y'all later on tonight. Ya never know..it could happen!

Monday, February 23, 2004

Is It Just Me #399

I was watching TV today.. amazing how many of my stories start out with that phrase isn't it! Anyway.. I was watching TV today, and a commercial came on for a local massage school. In the commercial, they showed something that kinda creeped me out, and I was wondering if I'm strange, or if it would seem strange to others too. I could be very odd..no could be about it, really, but ya know how some things just hit ya weird..this was one of em. They showed the massage person standing over the massagee girl and massaging her face. Running her fingers over her temples and down her face. Now..I've never had a professional massage, but do they do this regularly? even some of them? That would just freak me out! This is why I think I may be slightly off. If a stranger touched my face, I'd freak. Now, massaging the temples to relax someone.. maybe I could be okay with that, as long as it stopped there, but not the forehead and running their hands on your face..::shudder::: Touching someone's face, to me, is a pretty intimate thing. Or am I wrong about this? Lover's caress your cheeks, or cup your face as you kiss. Mother's kiss their children on the cheeks..or lips..and touch them ..like for reassurance and stuff. Lovers and best friends may wipe your tears if you cry. But..some stranger giving you a massage.. I just don't think I'd be likin' that very much at all. Maybe if it was someone you've been getting massages from regularly for a while. You've built up trust..a friendship. Even then, I think it would still be kinda weird, but I maybe could get over it. Just some freak with a massage table I don't know trying to massage my face..nuh uh! So, how strange am I that this weirded me out? Anybody? Bueller?

Sunday, February 22, 2004

SATC Quiz

In honor of the ending of my most favorite show ever.. I'm so gonna be depressed that it's gone... I present you with my SATC quiz results.






Which Sex and the City Vixen Best Matches Your Sex Style?

I won't be able to watch the end even, cuz I don't have HBO at the moment, so I'm hoping they will play it again a few times once I do get hooked back up. But, if anyone wants to be super sweet and earn my undying love and gratitude, and wants to tape it and send me a copy, I'd be ever so grateful! **beg beg beg**

Sunday Stuff

Ya know what I hate? I hate when people are just bent on being miserable and bored with life, and are determined to make sure everyone around them knows it...and even better if they can make them miserable and pissy too. Misery loves company. I'm working today, because I feel like it. I don't particularly have to, because I've been good most of this week and got a good amount of work done. But it's a weekend, I really have nothing special I want to do, and it's a bonus day. Plus, they upped the bonus this week to $50/$10, which means instead of $30 (the usual) for the first 500 lines I get done, I'll get $50, and then $10 for every 100 lines I do past that. My goal for today is 1500 lines. - $150 in bonus for the day. Not too shabby, right? Plus, I have to clean the house some - vacuum and do a couple loads of laundry- I have plenty to do today, and no time to entertain people. So, anyway, here is J. He's bored and he's pissy cuz he hasn't got much money and he wants to do something. He's wanting to fix his car, cuz the cruise control went out (as if he needs it anyway) and he's wanting John to help him fix it, but John doesn't feel like it, so he's pissy cuz he's 19 and wants to do something fun with his weekend. So I, trying to be helpful, make the mistake of suggesting things they could do. I tell him screw the cruise control, take the $50 he would spend on that, it can wait, and go do something entertaining with the boy. Go to a movie..go to Adventure Landing..go shoot pool..something!! They can't do this, they can't do that, there's nothing you can do that won't cost you at least $200 that will be worth even making an effort. It's so much better and more productive and sensible to sit here, whining and moaning, and be pissy about just how much your life sucks...and everyone and everything in it sucks right along with it. I don't get it! I try to be happy..no matter what. I'm one of those make lemonade from the lemons type of girls. I'm not someone who believes that worrying, stressing, or whining and moaning will get you anywhere. If something gets in your way, go around it. It's either that, or pitch a tent at the foot of the mountain and cry about how much the mountain sucks. ARRRRRRRRGH. Well, I tried. I did my best, and he's determined to be pissy..so I'm gonna get my work done and leave him to his misery. Hope you all are enjoying your Sunday...and I'm gonna try to enjoy mine.

Saturday, February 21, 2004

Diet Rambling

I've been trying to diet for the past week or so, and so far, I think I'm doing okay. I've been watching, though not counting, my carbs, drinking plenty of water, trying not to eat sweets, eating smaller portions of certain things, and eating lots and lots of salad, boneless, skinless chicken breast, and healthier stuff. I did as Serenity suggested, and read the Atkins book before I made any judgements about it, and there are a few things that make me think I wouldn't have any kind of long-term success trying to seriously follow this diet. The diet seems pretty good, overall, but when I read these passages, in particular, I had to stop and maybe reconsider trying to follow it:

..with the exception of sugar, white flour, refined carbs, junk food snacks, and trans fats, you can eat most everything else... What's left? There went my entire diet!

No conventional bread, backed goods, pasta, no added sugar, even no brown rice, sweet potatos, or lentils until you are near your goal.

I love pasta and bread. I love baked goods too, but have no control where they are concerned, so I just can't have them around, at all, if I'm gonna stick to any kind of diet.

....nutritionally worthless candy and sugary soft drinks are banned forever.

I don't like the idea of having anything banned forever..I think anything, in moderation as a once in blue moon treat, has to be allowed, or else you're just going to fail. It's unrealistic to think that you are never, ever gonna have a treat..ever. If you're like me, the moment you tell yourself you can't have it, you just want it all the more. You have to be able to work these things in, plan for them, and adjust your diet accordingly, so that you don't end up eating too many calories. You have to be the one to decide whether you want to splurge on a Milky Way once in a while, or opt for something healthier. That's why Weight Watchers is so good. They give you options and tools to be able to work things in. I don't care what anyone says. In the end, no matter how you slice it, the number of calories you consume overall, compared to the number of calories you expend during your day, is what will make you blow up like a Macy's Parade float. If an average size, moderately active woman requires 2500 calories, for example, per day, to maintain bodily functions and she consumes that many a day or less, she will maintain or lose weight. If she needs 2500 and consumes 3500, she's gonna pile the pounds on, as her body stores the extras for her. It's that simple. Fatty foods and sugary foods, and things loaded with carbs are higher in calories..thus, if you eat lots and lots of them, and don't burn them off, you will be fat. End of story.

Calories are fuel. If you eat too much "fuel" your body will put the extras in a storage tank..attached to your hips, ass, abdomen..just wherever it can find a handy spot.. Once you stop putting in too much "fuel", your body will use the reserves and the storage tanks will go away. If you skip meals and try to restrict your calories too much, your body will think you are starving, and will slip into starvation mode..and slow down your metabolism so it burns less fuel, and stores more fat for emergency purposes. All any "diet" is, is an attempt to manage and/or manipulate the amount you consume, and the method of keeping track and lowering that number, so that you will be able to rid yourself of your big, fat ass.

Heres a magic diet secret for ya.. shhh.. don't tell anyone I told ya...

Lower the number of calories you consume to a number significantly lower than the number of calories you burn, watch the number of carbs, fat, and empty sugary calories you consume, drink lots of water, and do some sort of exercise at least a few times a week, and you will lose weight.

This is, of course, providing you have no thyroid problems or other health related reason why this won't work.

I know..it seems kinda radical...impossible to believe it will work, but I'm tellin' ya the truth. Trust me.. have I ever lied to you?!

I know there are zillions of people on Atkins and having lots of success with it. It's no mystery, if you are following the diet plan as he explains it. A lot of carbs are sugars..we all agree that eating lots of sugar makes you gain weight. He explains how, if you don't give your body the carbs, it will burn off the fat for fuel instead.
It's not rocket science. Plus, you can have the butter and cheese and stuff, which is great, but a lot of the things you would normally put lots of butter or cheese on, you can't have, or can have very limited amounts of. Thus, you don't end up eating tons of it. The thing that put me off trying the low carb thing was I kept hearing you can't eat a lot of veggies or fruits..and I love veggies and fruits. It doesn't say you can't have them. It says you can't have certain ones during induction, and then, after induction, they should be limited and eaten only occasionally. You can have bread..you can have potatos, you can have just about anything other than candy, cookies, soda, crackers, chips, etc...in moderation, or low carb versions. It's actually a pretty sound diet, if you can stick to the limitation of the carbs. Most of the veggies and stuff they say you can have all ya like of are the same ones listed as Negative Calorie Foods

Actually, if you really think about it, it's all a matter of how much and how fast you want to lose the weight. If you follow the strict carb restrictions for just two weeks for the induction phase, and then do as Atkins suggests and gradually raise your daily carbs by 5 gm every week until you level off or start to gain weight, then cut it back by 5, and stick to it, eat as he recommends, and exercise, you will lose weight. Probably pretty quickly. If you just cut back your carbs, and try to keep them kinda low, eat lots of salads, fruits, veggies, lean meats, and protein, little or no sweets and goodies, and exercise... you will also lose weight, just maybe not as fast.

Although I know when you're dieting, or as it should be called "adopting healthier eating habits", you shouldn't have cake and cookies and chips and soda, and all of those things that gave you the GA (gargantuan ass) in the first place. It's so hard to stop yourself from reaching for them sometimes. I wish there was a magic way to cut all the junk from your diet, and conquer your cravings and the demons that made you eat that whole chocolate cake by yourself. I know you feel healthier and happier, and more in control of your life and your health when you get to the point where you can happily say no to that plate of homemade chocolate chip cookies, but it takes a while to get to that point. In the meantime, it's killer. Sometimes, its all I can do to not run to the store for a pint of Ben and Jerry's. A big, juicy orange or a bunch of grapes are yummy, and I really do enjoy them, but they just aren't the same as a tub of Fudge Brownie ice cream or a 3 Musketeers. I think I'm doing pretty good with it, so far. I did have a piece of chocolate cream pie the other day, but it was made with reduced fat crust, sugar free Jello pudding, and light whip cream...and it wasn't a big piece. I have had mashed potatos.. but maybe half a cup, instead of the cup and a half I might have normally. I haven't had a cola product in three weeks. I'm doing 4 32 oz glasses of water a day, on average. I have been eating my salads, and no sandwiches..except I had an open faced egg salad sandwich the other day, but I piled on lots of lettuce, and gave some of that one piece of bread to Jazmine. My pants are looser, my face looks a bit thinner, I do feel better.. so far, so good. I have no clue how much, if any, I've actually lost, as I don't own a scale and have no plans to buy one anytime soon, but if the clothes and all are an indication, it seems to be working, so far. I've got a long haul ahead of me, and I know I can do it if I decide to stick to it, because I've done it in the past...and I know how it's done, I just don't do the things I know I need to in order to keep myself from blowing up, but day by day is all I can do.
diet tips

Still Broke..dammit!

Good morning, everyone! Hope your Saturday is going well, so far. Mine has been pretty good..though it's only 9:30, so there's no telling how it will end up. I was just outside with the dogs, and saw the cutest thing. This little old man in a power wheelchair was chugging up the street, and trailing behind him, attached to the chair, he had this pull-cart thing with this kinda large American flag on it and a hand-made sign that said "The Can Man" on it. He was dressed in a sorta Army-looking jacket with a military type hat on, and he had the cutest little dog riding along with him on his lap. My dogs were going crazy cuz they saw his dog, and he slowed down a bit in front of my yard to let them see him and bark some more at him, then he smiled and waved at me and went on his way, chugging down the road.

It appears, that I didn't win the 230 million dollars last night, after all, so I will have to work today, dammit! I thought for sure I had it in the bag. There was 1 winner on a ticket bought in Virginia..money stealing SOB! It just aint right. I need that money. I had plans..hopes...dreams..now they're all gone. They're dead and buried. I know, there will be other jackpots. I could play again this week, cuz 10 million aint nothin' to sneeze at, but I wanted the 230 million. I never remember to play the lottery, so my chances of winning are pretty slim, but I may start remembering to play every so often from now on, just in case. I'd never be one of those people that spends hundreds of dollars a month on it, but all it takes is one ticket to win. I wonder how many tickets the winner bought. He's probably either 80 years old, or one of those people who buys 1 ticket every time the jackpot gets really high..sorta like me.. and hit it with his one ticket. When the other hundreds of people who had a hundred tickets each, and play bunches every week, didn't get 3 numbers. That 's the way it goes..luck of the draw. I really should start playing every week, because ya know what they say, "You can't win if you don't play", and "Someone has got to win, it might just be me", but then I keep thinking of the thousands of dollars you pour into it, trying to win, and then if you never do, which is the case for probably 95% of the people who play, you coulda done something smart with that money, like invested it, and had a nice little nest egg for yourself eventually. I'm pretty much broke until Wednesday, so I won't be playing anything unless one of the dorks that live here fork over some cash before then, and I am definitely gonna hit them up, but I just may buy me a couple tickets. If I win, I'll be blogging from some tropical island .. a girl can dream can't she?!




You're The Poisonwood Bible!

by Barbara Kingsolver

Deeply rooted in a religious background, you have since become both
isolated and schizophrenic. You were naively sure that your actions would help people,
but of course they were resistant to your message and ultimately disaster ensued. Since
you can see so many sides of the same issue, you are both wise beyond your years and
tied to worthless perspectives. If you were a type of waffle, it would be
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Friday, February 20, 2004

Curses! Foiled again...

Dammit..what's a girl ta do!? I had decided to take tonight off. I was ready and set to sit around and relax, eat some popcorn, blog a bit, watch some TV, and go to bed early. Then ..it happened. My coordinator called me and told me they put a bonus out on my accounts for this weekend.. shameless bitch! Waving that carrot in front of my greedy little eyes. How can I relax, rest, and vegetate knowing that I'm throwing away all that good bonus cash? I could do it. I could just put it out of my mind, and forget about the money, but would I hate myself in the morning? I am soooo tired, I could lay down right now and sleep til morning, but I know I won't. Maybe I'll just work a little and then lay down. Yeah.. that's it. Just a couple hundred lines, so I can say I did something.

I took Niki to the vet, and he took the bandage off with no problem in 2 minutes. I'm sure it didn't feel good, but it didn't seem excessively painful, and she was sure happy when it was done and she could get off that table. He said it wasn't healed real well yet, and he put another bandage on it and gave me some to use to change it again if I need to, but it's a different kind of bandage that looks like it will be much easier to get off. So, she's all set for a little while.

After the vet, we stopped at the grocery store cuz I had to pick up a few things. I really didn't want to go, but I had no choice. So, 48.00 later I finally got home and now I'm exhausted. I know J is gonna be home in a couple hours, expecting me to cook something for him..but he can kiss my shiny white hiney. I ain't cookin' squat. I'm too tired.. and I got bonus money to earn!

Thursday, February 19, 2004

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Oh Happy Day...

I'm doing a happy dance this morning. I'm very, very excited. I can hardly contain my joy! If I wasn't happy before about the fact that I moved into my new house, into my new neighborhood, I'd sure be happy about it now. Not only are they building me a Super Wally World up the street, though they haven't started actually building it yet, and I'm sure when it's slated to be open, now...because the Gods are smiling on me..they just opened a Chinese restaurant up the road a piece that DELIVERS. Yes..yummy, yummy Chinese food will now be available for delivery right to my door. No longer will pizza be my only choice for takeout on those nights I don't feel like cooking.. which is often. General's chicken, beef and broccoli, chicken chow mein, beef lo mein..hot, greasy, very, very fattening and oh so bad for me egg rolls.. at my beck and call. This may not seem like a big whoop to all you spoiled people who have always had this..or to those of you who have places like Steak Out (we used to have them but they closed dammit!) but Chinese delivery around these parts is a rarity. Then again.. I can't order a lot of things I normally would order since I'm trying to diet and all that stuff, but I'm sure I can find something healthy on the menu that I like, plus..once in a while... I can cheat a little. You know..just every so often. At the moment, I'm poor and don't have any extra money to be spendin' on take out, but when I get paid you can bet yer sweet bippy I'm callin' them and gettin me some goodies.. healthy ones, of course.

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Feelin Lucky!

I may soon have all the time in the world to just blog, blog, blog all day. A friend of mine is driving to Georgia today to buy tickets in the Powerball lottery and I'm having her pick me up a few...so when I win I can quit my job and just blog and play all day. Yeah, for me! Of course, she's driving there with the misconception that the tickets she buys for herself will be the actual winners, but since I'm gonna win I don't see how she could be right. I didn't tell her that though, cuz then if she knew I was gonna win and she wasn't, she may not have wasted her time driving there, and I wouldn't get my tickets. Was that wrong of me? Don't worry, I'll be very nice to her and reward her generously for going all the way up there to bring me back my winning tickets. I'm busy making plans for my winnings, and making lists of all the people I'm gonna buy houses and stuff for, and the big ol' cruise I'm going on when I win my 215 million dollars. I'd sure be having one HELL of a party, I can guarantee ya that. Since I won't get my millions until after the next drawing, I suppose I should get my butt back to work and try to earn some money.. you know..just in case.

Things That Go Bump...

So, lemme tell ya what I did. Last night, while my power was out, it was pretty dang dark in here. I had a flashlight and candles and all, but I went into my kitchen to get a drink or something, and while I was there, I heard this eerie creaking noise from outside. Not something you particularly want to hear when you're alone in a dark house at night. But, being the brave soul that I am **cough** I opened the door to investigate, and found out it was my screen door that had been left open, blowing in the wind. Whew..that was close. So, I closed the screen door, shut the door and went back to my book. A while later, I kept hearing this really loud thumping noise. Then, every so often I heard this howl, or the sound of a cat meowing. I was freakin' out. What the heck was that noise? It didn't sound like it was coming from outside, but where the heck was it coming from. I didn't wanna go see. Nuh uh.. I stayed right where I was. But, the noise wouldn't go away. Finally, I got up and started walking around my house, listening to see where the noise was coming from, but I couldnt figure it out. Finally, the dogs had to pee, so I went in the kitchen and opened the door to let them out. There, wedged between the two closed doors..was Elmo. He's black, I didn't see him, so when I went to close the outside door, he musta went to the door wanting to go out, but I didn't see him, and I closed the inside door and locked the poor baby in between the two doors. He had to have been there 45 minutes, the poor thing. He was NOT very happy. See.. this is why I don't have children.

Oooo That Smell...

There is a funk in my house, and it's getting worse. I didn't post about it, because I was kinda busy that day and pretty upset about the whole thing, but last Monday, the 9th, my dogs got in a huge fight and Niki got hurt pretty bad. She already only has 3 legs because they got in a fight about 1-1/2 years ago or so, and one of the other two bit her right hind leg and must have got it just right, or wrong as the case may be, to where she killed the nerves and Niki ended up losing the bottom part of her foot. They haven't fought since then, and I really can't blame the other two because it's usually Niki that starts the fights, and once she's in one she won't back down. She's usually really calm and gentle, she's a really good dog, but she's sorta like George McFly when someone calls her chicken..she just can't stop herself from being stupid, and she gets her ass kicked. This time, she was bleeding in several places, but nothing major, but the already missing foot, now is broken higher up on the leg, and it was bleeding. So, I brought her to the vet, and he gave her some antibiotics and wrapped the foot in this white tape. Problem is, I can't get it off. She's been steadily licking at it, trying to get it off but isn't making much progress, but she won't let me touch it long enough, because I imagine it's quite painful if I do, for me to get it off. I need to bring her back to the vet, but have no way to get there until Friday. So, in the meantime, I'm trying to get it off, and she's trying, but it's starting to kinda stink. I know it's not infected, so I don't know exactly what the stink is, but I'm really not looking forward to getting that bandage off to see what's going on under it. She doesn't seem at all too concerned about the fact that her leg is broke, she just really wants to get that tape off. I tried soaking it a little in some warm water yesterday, cuz really she needed a bath anyway, but it doesn't seem to have done much to it. I'd probably be able to get it off if I had a decent pair of surgical scissors..little hemostat thingies. Unfortunately, I don't have any, and I guess I'm gonna have to spend a bit of today trying to get that thing off one way or another, cuz I ain't digging this funk.

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Lights Out

Today was one of those days that just flew by. I got up at 6:30 a.m. and before I knew it, it was 7:30 p.m. I was all geared up to watch Gilmore Girls tonight, but 5 minutes to 8:00 my power went out, and it didn't come back up til 9:01. Exactly 9 freakin-01.. I was like WTF! Literally.. sitting here alone in my house..the lights came back on, I checked the time, and said WTF! really loud. I don't know why the lights were out, but I heard sirens shortly after they went out, so maybe someone hit a pole or something. I also heard what sounded like gunshots not too long after.. I don't think I want to know what that was about. Ahh.. news is on, and they just showed a picture of the car that hit the pole and knocked out the power. Mystery solved. It's cold as HELL out there tonight, I got my heat on about 75..but, of course, while the power was out there was no heat and I froze my ass off. Plus, I had just thrown some burgers on and was attempting to cook dinner.. no power meant they sat there semi-cooked, they had actually barely begun to cook, so they had to sit there for the whole hour or so the lights were out. Arrrgh. That sucks almost as bad as being in the shower with soap in your hair at the moment they decide they need to shut the water off on ya.

I have been really busy the last week or so, and haven't had a bunch of time to post, because I've totally been working at trying to get my production up at work. I get paid on production, which would be a really, really good thing, if I had some motivation. I was talking with my friend, Brenda, who is also an MT, and slacks worse than I do, if that's possible. We figured out that if we just upped our lines by 500 a day, which is really only an extra 1-1/2 to 2 hours a day, which would mean I'd actually work about 7 hours a day instead of the 5 I can usually manage to get in, after bonuses and shift differentials, we'd be haulin in some pretty sweet checks. The more production you do, the more bonuses you earn, and my per line rate would be higher, my checks would double what they are now..simply by working 6 or 7 more hours a week. So, I've been making myself do 1500 a day, and it's not really that hard, but, unfortunately, the time I had to find to be able to get the work done has had to come out of my posting and blog surfing time. pfffffft It sucks, but what can I do. I just have to post when I can and visit when I get a chance, cuz I have decided that I really like money and would like lots of it. Then again, if any of you feel bad I have to work so hard, and miss my sparkling wit and charm, you can always send me cash...errrr..okay, fine, I'll go to work.

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Monday, February 16, 2004

Tickle Tickle

Ya know what happens when you have really, really long hair? Anyone who has long hair, or lives with someone who has really, really long hair, can probably tell ya what happens. Unless it's just me, and nobody else has this problem at all. I have really, really long hair. I'm 5'11, and it goes pert near to my butt.. so it's pretty long. The problem is, it tends to get all over the place. It falls out, as hair sometimes will, and is on your clothes, the furniture, the rugs.. just pretty much everywhere. Sometimes, something strange happens. Well, my hair likes underwear. It loves to get into people's underwear, and nestle into the cracks of their butts. Many's the time when my mom, one of my brothers, or my roomies would come out and tell me I needed to keep my hair to myself, cuz they just fished a wad outta their undies. That's why this morning, I started cracking up when I heard J exclaim from the bathroom "You and your g-dam hair!", and he came out to show me the looooooong ass strand he'd just fished from his butt. It had been tickling him all night. Yeah, it doesn't take much to amuse me.

Sunday, February 15, 2004

404 ERROR

So, I was surfing around this morning, and I went to visit Gratuitous Sax
where she had a post about funny 404 error message pages. I decided to check them out, because I was kinda bored, and I found this page HTTP 404 P0RN Not Found and I thought it was really funny, and I decided to share it with you, my lovely friends, for your amusement.

Saturday, February 14, 2004

Feel The Love!

Is it wrong that if I got a Valentine's Day wish..I'd wish I could orb J into another dimension? Not a very Valentine-y thought, huh? hmmm.. he's been up for a little over an hour, and has been on my nerves for over half of that. Bitch, Bitch, Bitch..whine, whine, whine.. I swear, he's worse than any woman. All I want to do is get a head start on my work and/or take a nap. I'm very, very tired, as I only slept 3 hours this morning, so far, so I'm cranky to start with, and he comes in running his mouth and giving me shit five minutes after he gets up. Why? Because he needs some kinda tape that he swears he knows we had (but we never did) and I don't know where it is (because it doesn't exist) and so I am somehow deficient and I don't, apparently, know my ass from my elbow, I don't pay attention to anything, and I must have thrown the (pretend) tape away. What I want to say is, "Shut the phuque up..you're being a retard and you're imagining things! Go buy some damn tape and get off my ass", what I say is "We never had any tape, I never saw any tape, you may just have to go buy some". Then, because I'm also, apparently, lazy and don't do anything except sit in front of the computer (working) playing and wasting time all day, the house looks like shit. I don't care about anything and I need to clean the house. What I wanted to say was, "Fuck you! Kiss my ass .. you don't like the way the house looks, clean it yourself or shut the phuque up!" and "I would have more time to clean the house, if I didn't have to work to support you!" What I said was.. "Fuck you! I'm working, when I'm done, I'll clean, if I have time. You live here too, clean it yourself if you don't like it" and (after quick house inspection) "The only thing not clean is the bathroom, and my room.. ya got a problem with it, stay the hell out of here". Okay, so the actual wasn't too much better than the imagined, but at least I didn't call him a dickhead...cuz that would be wrong on Valentine's Day

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Friday, February 13, 2004

The End!

I did something this morning I haven't done in a looong time. No...not that! Well..actually, that too.. but that's not what I'm talking about. Cuz, really, that's private. No, today I finished A BOOK. I finished Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire this morning. I have been reading that book off and on for probably eight months. I know.. that's a long time to finish a book..but I just never seem to have time to read anymore. I would pick it up and attempt to read it, but my favorite reading time has always been at night in bed, and for the longest time, since I usually work nights, and I'm busy doing exciting things during the day.. like blogging, for instance.. by the time I crawl into bed, I just am too tired to finish more than a page or two. I used to read a couple books a week, easy (in my pre-internet days). Then I didn't read anything for a long, long time, because there just wasn't time, and I fell out of the habit. I love to read, and I missed it. I started reading the Harry Potter books when I had custody of Eric, and I loved them, so I read them all, but this last one just took me forever to get through. It's a big un', ya know. This past two weeks, with Jen here every day hogging my computer, I have nothing else to do for the five hours a day she's here but watch T.V. or read in between checking her work. I picked up Harry Potter three days ago and started reading it, and lo and behold I'm done. Bad thing is, now I'm sad. It's over! I reached the end! It's time to move on to the next book. That's what I forgot about reading..I hate when I get to the end of a book I love. I start a book, I get into it, I get emotionally involved in the story and the characters..and then it's all over. I want more. I don't want to say goodbye yet! On the one hand, I'm happy to see how it all turned out, and see what happens. Does true love triumph? Does the bad guy get caught? Does the hero triumph in the end? On the other hand, it's finished and I have to put the book down. There's no more! I want MORE! That's why I love series, like Harry Potter, and the Vampire Chronicles.. you get to hold on just a little bit longer. I've got a whole stack of stuff in the on deck pile waiting to be read, like Anne Rice's The Blood Canticle, Earagon, Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix, The Five People You Meet In Heaven, The Time Traveler's Wife, The DaVinci Code...and about 15 more. I don't know where to start!

On Second Thought.....

Me and J were talking this morning, and I brought up the fact that tomorrow is Valentine's Day. I told him I really don't have any cash, and I probably would be lucky if I'm able to get him a card, and he said he had no cash, really, either. I told him that was fine, we could just forget about the day and do something next week when we have cash. No, no, no, ..he says "I'm not gonna let you go through Valentine's Day with no presents. How can I do that, cuz I love you". awww Bring on the sappy cards, candy, and flowers.. lower the lights, and play me some romantic songs..its Valentines Day and mah man loooooves me! hehehe

What Do Ya Do?

My cat, Junior, has been outside for the better part of the day. I let him in about 15 minutes ago, and he made a beeline, after a minute or two of "Hi, mom! I'm home" kitty love, for his food bowl. His food bowl is on top of a short shelf in my bathroom that I keep my towels , etc on, and the litter box is in the bathroom also. So, I go into the bathroom, and I'm doing ..well, bathroom stuff..., and Junior finished with his meal and headed straight for the kitty box. Apparently, the kitty box wasn't clean enough for him, even though I cleaned it this morning, as he stepped a paw into the box and then thought better of it and, instead, jumped into the tub. Where he started preparing to do his business. I'm sitting right there..and he's gonna pee in my tub! The nerve! So, I distracted him, to keep him from peeing, grabbed the scooper thingy, cleaned the box real quick, and added a little bit of fresh litter to the box for him, and he jumped out of the tub and used the box. So, now I'm wondering how many times he's decided it wasn't to his liking and peed in my tub before? That's kinda gross. I guess I should be happy that he went into the tub to do it, instead of pulling up a choice area of my brand new rugs and decorating them. I am glad it was just pee, cuz if he had jumped into my tub to do something else, I woulda had to kill him. Ok, that's the end of this little tale, I just thought I'd share.

Sad, Sad News

Barbie dumps Ken

So, Barbie and Ken have broken up. Apparently, Barbie has herself a new squeeze, Blaine, and she's dumping her man of 43 years ..on Valentine's Day, no less. That's cold. Was it his reluctance to make a commitment and marry her? Was it his latent homosexual tendencies? Did she catch him and GI Joe with their pants down? Perhaps, she simply wants to concentrate on her careers and travel. I don't know, but it's just sad. Then again, it's not surprising. AFter the breakup of Bennifer, its clear that you just never know what will happen when it comes to love. I hope it was an amicable split, and they were able to reach agreements as to breakup of the assets. Who gets the dream house? the cabin cruiser? the multiple sports cars, motorcycles, and all the various other accessories? Who will get custody of the cat and dog, and the horses? Will there be a palimony suit in the future? Maybe the details will be announced at some future date.



I wonder if THIS had anything to do with the breakup?


Or, maybe he just couldn't fit in with her new lifestyle..


Top Ten Things Found On Mars By NASA

Top Ten Things Found On Mars By NASA

10. They only found nine things before the rover broke down.

9. A note saying, "Squandered the natural resources. Moved one
planet closer to sun."

8. The fact that a little car driving around on remote control
looking at rocks captures the heartbeat of a nation...for 10
seconds.

7. A bone-filled spacesuit bearing China's emblem from the
Chang dynasty, thousands of years ago.

6. Rocks, and lots of 'em.

5. Starbucks.

4. A kindly old man named Dmitri with a broken spaceship and
outdated political views.

3. The lone Dennis Kucinich supporter.

2. T-shirts with sayings like: "Mars or Bust", "I went to Mars
and all i got was this T-shirt", and "I was with stupid but
dropped him off at Earth".

1. "My goodness Houston! Dust! And enough for everyone!"

Thursday, February 12, 2004

My New Bitch

Jen has been coming just about every day for two weeks now for her daily lessons. Every day, J leaves for work about 7:30 and at 8:30 Jen pulls up in her SUV and comes in the door. Today, when she got here, I was out letting the dogs into the house, and we noticed the guy across the street sitting on his porch watching us as we said hello and went inside. She said that he's out there pretty much every day when she pulls up, and he watches her as she walks into the house. We could just imagine what he must be thinking is going on over here every day, when she comes just about every day, always after he leaves, and only when he is gone. We contemplated going out and staging a little sunthin for him, to give the guy a thrill, but my neighbors around here are of the friendly variety that actually talk to each other. Next thing I know, I'd be the neighborhood closet lesbian gettin' a little something on the side after my man leaves every day. Not that I care, and it just might be worth it for a laugh, but I haven't been here long enough to start messing with my neighbors yet. But I ain't promising anything for the future. Sometimes ya just gotta shake things up a bit.

Valentines Day is Coming

Here it is, just a few days before Valentine's Day, and all I have to say is..big phuqin' whoop! I'm all for romance and love and smoochin' and stuff, but I just hate all the hype. Florists, greeting card companies, candy makers, stuffed animal makers, etc, they all love it, but to me, it's just a load of crap. On the one hand, I do appreciate a card from my man, reminding me how much he lurves me, but if he doesn't bring me a card on any other day, or tell me he loves me in some way, I find it a little insincere. If he only brings me flowers or gifts because he's supposed to, then I just think it's a waste. Of course, I don't feel the same way about Christmas gifts, and I don't have the time to go in to why that is at the moment, but maybe I will a little later. I will probably get J a card and some sort of gift, and he will probably get me some kinda token, if he has cash, and if he remembers it's Valentine's Day, but I'll be here working, and he'll be working, and that's okay with me. If he wants to take me out to dinner next weekend and buy me roses and candy, I'll be overjoyed, but I'll take my romance when it's genuine and heartfelt, and not when Russell Stover tells me to.

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Bachelorette Report

Well, ol Mer had some tough choices to make tonight. She learned a few things, too. One of her men is a liar, unemployed 31 year old who lives with his mom. Ian is a bit of a cold fish, if ya ask me, or just kinda strange, really. He brings her to meet his brother, who basically tells him not to expect much and not to offer to marry her at the end, no matter what. How bad could his parents be that he didn't want them to meet her? Lanny is a hottie, but his mom sorta blots that fact out. OMG.. the woman runs his life, and not only is she overly religious and telling her how she wants her grandchildren to be raised, when she pulled out that be submissive to your husband and these are your priorities.. I bout busted a gut. I knew he was a goner, Mer didn't look too pleased. She said she wasnt diggin' that. I think she chose to cut the right one, though I may have cut the unemployed liar and given Lanny the benefit of the doubt that he may grow a pair for love. What...? It could happen!

I want a Sugar Daddy

I really, really want a Sugar Daddy. No, not the kind of the rich, old, male variety..although that might not be bad either. I want the caramel-ly, chocolately, sugary brown kind that comes on a stick. I have a craving for a Sugar Daddy candy milk caramel pop. I haven't had one in years, and I don't know what made me think of them, but suddenly I got this craving for one, and I don't know if there's anywhere around here that sells them. I guess I could settle for Sugar Babies or something like that, but it's nowhere near the same. They are no match for the caramel-y, sugary goodness of the Sugar Daddy pop. I know there are places online that you can order old-fashioned and retro candy, as well as the current kind, and I could look them up and order me some, but chances are, by the time they got here, I'd be over the craving. I hate when that happens.

I was flipping channels here in the early morning hours, trying to find something interesting to watch on my 7 available channels, and I came across the show The 5th Wheel. I watched it the other night, too, since there wasn't much on, and I thought it was entertaining, so I decided to watch it again tonight. I have seen this show in the distant past here and there, but never really followed it or watched it frequently. I used to watch shows like Blind Date once in a while, and I thought they were okay, but the 5th Wheel has totally changed in the last two shows I caught. They need to rename it Lesbian Hookups, cuz that's pretty much what it has turned out to be in the last two shows. The first show, I actually watched because I saw that Anthony, from the reality show The Family, was one of the guys on the show. The other was some dork I didn't know. After they all flirted and molested each other sufficiently, they had the final segment where they all choose partners, and Anthony chose the girl they brought in as the 5th Wheel, some really, really ditzy blonde bimbo, and the other guy made his choice, who promptly dissed him when both the other girls chose each other, and walked away hand in hand. I cracked up at that one, I thought it was a strange occurrence, but as it turns out, it's not so strange, because the same thing happened tonight. Only tonight, all three girls openly admitted they liked women as well as men from the get-go. They brought in this long haired, bleach blonde bimbo with a size HH chest, who was almost wearing her dress. The other two girls were just as impressed as the guys, and ended up doing body shots on the girl. They were all giving the guys lap dances, and they all were feeling and groping all over each other, kinda like a mini free-for-all. After all was said and done, one guy chose the HH bimbo, and she chose him, so off they went, and the other dork, a skinny, good looking, but rather annoying wiccan guy, got dissed when the two girls proclaimed themselves soulmates, and walked off happily together. Now, coincidence? maybe, except for the promo for tomorrow's show is all girls.. no men in sight, no pretense of it not being all about lesbians, or at least bisexuals. The 5th Wheel is a guy, but he'll probably get passed over for a girl. Maybe not, but probably. So, the question is, does this show have the same producers as Jerry Springer? It's all about the lesbians, it's blatantly about sex and who can be freakiest on camera, and hooking up for purposes of sex. It didn't used to be like that, they used to have some decency. It used to be a dating show, now its a sexual freakfest, where exhibitionists, tramps, and man-whores get together to hook up and get busy. I guess if you wanna be successful, you gotta cater to what the people want to see, and this show has been on for quite a while now, so they must have a steady audience. It's probably an extension of Jerry's audience, to be sure. All I know is, I'm appalled, disgusted, and shocked at the total disregard for morality perpetuated by this type of show and.. I can't wait for tomorrow's show.. pass the popcorn, will ya! : O)

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Culinary Feats of Wonder

I just made the most awesome salad, and I thought I'd share. I wish I took a picture of it for you. It was truly a thing of beauty. It almost made me sad to eat it.. but I did it anyway. I had a saladgasm.. actually it was more like multiple saladgasms. Very satisfying indeed.

I took a bag of salad..which is pretty much just lettuce with some shredded carrots and bits of red cabbage, for the most part..so, truly, I took some lettuce, and poured it in a big bowl. I steamed a chicken breast and put various spices on it and a bit of lemon, and hard boiled an egg, and chopped them and added them to the lettuce. I then cut up a tomato and took some baby carrots, and a whole slew of shredded cheddar cheese. Then I added a bunch of roasted red peppers, and a tiny bit of Buttermilk Ranch dressing. Are you drooling yet? You really should be. It was fabulous. Lettuce, tomatos, carrots, egg, chicken, cheese, and roasted peppers...I think I need another.

Monday, February 09, 2004

Report Card Fun

** Things you'd like to write on a student's report card **

1. Since my last report, the student has reached rock bottom
and has started to dig.

2. I would not allow this student to breed.

3. This student has delusions of adequacy.

4. The student sets low personal standards and then
occasionally fails to achieve them.

5. Student has been working with glue too much.

6. When the student's IQ reaches 50, he/she should sell.

7. Student has a photogenic memory but the lens cover is glued
on.

8. The 'Gates are down, the lights are flashing, but the train
isn't coming.'

9. If you give the student a penny for his/her thoughts, you
would get change.

10. The wheel is turning, but the hamster is dead.

A Little Rant To Start The Day Off Right

Early Monday morning, and here I am hard at work. Well, not technically, since I'm actually blogging, but right after I finish this post I'll be hard at work. I've got about three hours before Jen shows up this morning for her training, so I figured I'd sit and try to catch up a bit on the stuff I didn't get done over the weekend. Which I would be doing, if I didn't decide to post something first. I have a little rant this morning that I thought I'd share. Ready? Here goes! Cigarettes are the most disgusting, vile habit in the world. Yeah, I know that's just my opinion, and I'm not one of those who preaches to people about not smoking, but it grosses me out to no end. It makes your clothes stink, your hands stink, your hair stink, your breath stink, your house stink, your car stink, and everyone who has the misfortune to be in proximity to you while you do it, they get the pleasure of not only smelling your stink, but stinking like you, too. When the first thing you do in the morning is grab a cigarette and start blowing carcinogens into your own living space, that is one thing. It's entirely another thing, to come into my room with your noxious fumes and sit in my bathroom, with the door open..usually the tiniest room in the house to start with.. and smoke while on the toilet, blowing your nastiness into the bathroom, making it stink like smoke, dropping ashes on the floor you don't bother to clean up, and allowing your stinkfest to waft into my room, so that I can't breathe the entire time you are in the bathroom. Then, for quite a while after you leave, my room and the bathroom both stink to high heaven, unless I get up and stop what I'm doing, and go Fabreze the bathroom and my room, so not only do I get subjected to second hand smoke, can't breathe, and have to clean your mess, I have to be interrupted from my work or pleasures, to rid my living space of your foul, putrid odor. If you must smoke, please keep your life-sucking nastiness to yourself.. thank you!

Here They Are....

From Unconscious Mutterings:

I say this..You think...
  1. Identity:: Theft
  2. Reveal:: Show
  3. Live:: from New York
  4. Attitude:: Adjustment
  5. Night:: Moves
  6. Nevada:: Las Vegas
  7. Weekend:: Freedom
  8. Write:: a story
  9. Friend:: Forever
  10. Seventeen:: Was lots of fun..

Sunday, February 08, 2004

Another Day..Another Smoking Appliance

Last night, I attempted for the second time since we've been in this house to cook something in the oven. Yeah, I know we've been here for 15 days now..shut up! We've been eating out a lot, and I've been cooking stuff like grilled cheese and spaghetti.. mostly stuff that doesn't require the oven. The reason for that was, because the first time I attempted to cook something inside the oven, it nearly blew up. Okay, maybe not blew up, but it sure smoked a hell of a lot. It was awful! I tried to bake some chicken our third or fourth night here, and shortly after I put it in the oven the house was full of smoke. I thought maybe I had put the temperature up too high or something. There was no way to tell, because by the time I got to the kitchen, J had already turned it off, but I had to finish cooking the chicken, so I made sure the temp wasn't too high, and put the chicken back in.. followed by more intense smoking. Sooo..we figured maybe the oven needed cleaning. I'm sure Dan didn't cook much, so he probably didn't even notice there was anything wrong with it. It's self cleaning, so we followed the directions and let it run through the cleaning cycle. Then, we couldn't get the oven open. It was locked, and wasn't gonna budge for anything. Wasn't that special! Finally, the next night, J and John somehow managed to get it open. I was a little leery of it, so continued to just cook stuff that could be made on top of the stove or in the microwave for a few more days, until finally, I was down to some chicken and frozen pizza, both of which needed the oven.. so, no choice but to make another attempt at using the oven. Well, guess what.. it smoked even worse this time. The house filled with very intense smoke, and it smelled horrible and burned my lungs...I had to open the doors and most of the windows. Of course, I couldn't open the doors until I tied Belle up, to make sure she didn't take off, and I had to hold my breath to stop from dying of smoke inhalation, until I could get the doors open. It took a while, but eventually the smoke cleared out, and I threw the chicken in a pan and finished cooking it on top of the stove. So, now John and J are on a mission to try to get us a new stove today. I don't know how they plan to do this, because I don't know how much cash J has, but I'm sure it's not enough to buy a stove. At least I don't think he has that much. Dan said he'd come over sometime during the week and try to fix this stove for me, but I don't know if I trust it now. I think I'd feel better with a new one. Either way, I need to get something done with it, because I can't continue to cook everything on top of the stove. Most of the meat I bought yesterday probably could be done on top of the stove, but I don't think J's fish sticks will taste as good grilled as they do baked. Then again, ya never know. I could discover a whole new taste sensation...errr..or maybe not.

80's Memories

I stole this from Scott

The things I'm guilty of are in bold:

1. You've ever ended a sentence with the word "PSYCHE"
2. You watched the Pound Puppies (I didn't watch, but I had 3)
3. You can sing the rap to the "Fresh Prince of Belair"
4. You wore biker shorts under your skirts and felt stylish
5. You yearned to be a member of the Baby-sitters club and tried to start a club of your own
6. You owned those lil Strawberry Shortcake pals scented dolls
7. You know that "WOAH" comes from Joey on Blossom
8. Two words: MC Hammer For shame I still have the CD somewhere.
9. If you ever watched "Fraggle Rock"
10. You had plastic streamers on your handle bars

11. You can sing the entire theme song to "Duck Tales"
12. When it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons
13. You wore a ponytail on the side of your head
14. You saw the original "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" on the big screen (I did on video right after though!)
15. You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school (No clue what that's about)
16. You made your mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side
17. You played the game "MASH" (Mansion, Apartment, Shelter, House)
18. You wore Jordache jean jacket and you were proud of it
19. LA Gear Stupid, overpriced shoes
20. You wanted to change your name to "JEM" in Kindergarten
21. You remember reading "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" and all the Ramona books
22. You know the profound meaning of "WAX ON, WAX OFF"

23. You wanted to be a Goonie
24. You ever wore fluorescent clothing
25. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off
26. You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf

27. You took Lunch Pails to school
28. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets
29. You still get the urge to! say "NOT" after every sentence

30. You remember Hypercolor t-shirts Dude! Coolest shirts EVER! I want one now.
31. Barbie and the Rockers was your favorite band
32. You thought Sheera and He-Man should hook up
33. You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged friendship bracelets (and they never did : O) )
34. You ever owned a pair of Jelly-Shoes
35. After you saw Pee-Wee's Big Adventure you kept saying "I know you are, but what am I?" (I said that to J just yesterday! LOL)
36. You remember "I've fallen and I can't get up"
37. You remember going to the skating rink before there were in-line skates
38. You ever got seriously injured on a Slip and Slide (does a skinned knee count?)
39. You have ever played with a Skip-It
40. You had or attended a birthday party at McDonalds
41. You've gone through this nodding your head in agreement
42. You remember Popples (I still have one)
43. "Don't worry, be happy"

44. You wore like, EIGHT pairs of socks over tights with high top Reeboks
45. You wore socks scrunched down
46. "Miss MARY MACK MACK MACK, all dressed in BLACK BLACK BLACK"
47. You remember boom boxes vs cd players
48. You remember watching both "Gremlins" movies and being terrified
49. You know what it meant to say "Care Bear Stare!!"
50. You remember watching Rainbow Bright and My Little Pony Tales"
51. You thought Doogie Howser was hot (well, cute anyway)
52. You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac
53. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool
54. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on "Saved By the Bell", the ORIGINAL class
55. You know all the words to Bon Jovi - SHOT THRU THE HEART
56. You just sang those words to yourself

57. You remember watching Magic vs Bird
58. You cut your t-shirts in half and wore it with your homemade Levi shorts(the shorter the better)
59. You remember when mullets were cool!
60. You had a mullet
61. You still sing "We are the World" Not willingly! It is in my head now!!!
62. You "pegged" your pants
63. You just knew Kevin Arnold and Winnie Cooper would end up together
64. You know who Kevin Arnold and Winnie Cooper are

65. You know what Dan vs Dave means
66. One word, Atari
67. "Rock On!"

Saturday, February 07, 2004

Wow! That's a Lot Of P*ssy

Couple wants their 96 cats returned

Damn... 96 cats in one house! Yikes, that's a heck of a lot of kitties. I just can't imagine having that many cats in one house. I love kitties, but that's a little excessive, if ya ask me. Not that anyone did. My ex-friend and ex-roommate, Princess Fatass, and her girlfriend Cheryl, had anywhere from 8 to 15 cats at any given time...plus various kittens. They lived with me, so I lived with the cats. They weren't spayed or neutered, so they would inbreed, and go outside and get pregnant from outside cats, as well. They also would jump up on tables and shelves and knock things off.. things that belonged to me mostly.. and break them. None of which ever got replaced. They would pee and poop behind my entertainment center and in every corner of the living room, and PFA wouldn't clean it. I would end up cleaning it. It was absolutely disgusting. Then she would blame it on the dogs, saying that they made more mess than the cats, etc. Yeah, right! It's one thing to have a large number of animals, if you can take care of them, and it sounds as if these people are, but when you don't keep up on the litter boxes and can't afford to get them spayed or neutered, you have no business having that many critters. From the sound of the article, it sounds as if they are handling them all well, taking care of them, seeing that they have food and medical care, and keeping the house clean. In cases like that, I think it takes big cahones for the SPCA or whoever to step in and just decide that they can't care for them with no evidence that they can't. Welcome to America, the land of the free.

My Yer Nipples are Yummy!

Have you all seen this yet. Can't decide if it's really, really funny, or really kinda sick. LOL

The Amateur Gourmet: Janet Jackson Breast Cupcakes

Tornado Warning

We had tornado warnings in effect all day today. It was probably in the 80's most of the day, or at least the high 70's, with clear, blue skies. It was a great day. I heard the warnings, looked outside, and thought "What kinda crack are you people smokin" Then tonight, about 10:00, the skies opened up and rain started pouring down in buckets, the thunder and lighting were going crazy. I was here by myself, J and John didn't get home from work until about 1:00 a.m., and the lights went out. So, here I am with no electricity, no phone (I only have the cordless right now), no T.V., and no lights. I was freakin! I love thunder storms, but it was just a little scary to be all alone with every light for as far as you can see out, and the wind whipping pretty hard. I guess I just got nervous cuz I had no way to know if the storm would get much worse, and how long the lights would be out. Plus, the cats were outside in the middle of the storm, and I could hear Elmo meowing from outside, but I don't know where he was. He was probably hiding under the house, and too afraid to come to the door. He hasn't been going outside for very long, he's never been out in rain like that before. I stood there for about 10 minutes, before I finally gave up and decided to leave him out there, because I was getting wet standing there calling him. After a bit, I stopped worrying about the storm, and decided to enjoy the down time. Luckily, I have a bunch of candles, and I found them and lit them up and decided to sit back and read for an hour or so until the lights came back up. It was actually kind of nice, once I got the candles lit...very peaceful and quiet. I was glad J and John weren't here, so I could just sit and read in peace. Of course, the lights did eventually come back on, and then my relaxation was over. I could get away with loafing as long as there was no lights, but now that they're back on, it's time to go get some work done. It was a nice little break for a while. It made me think that maybe I should turn the lights out a little more often and read by candlelight on purpose once in a while.

Eureka!

I think I've figured it out. I know you are all probably tired of hearing about my dogs and how many times Belle gets loose. I just can't help but write about it, because it 's so unbelievable the way Belle manages to get loose constantly. She'll be chained up, seemingly securely, one minute, then the next she's across the lawn like a flash and over the fence. Now, she's figured out how to drag the cinder block thing I've had her chained to across the yard with her, and she's too stupid to figure out she can't go anywhere, so she jumps the fence, tied to the cinder block, and gets stuck on the outside of the fence. She can't get back over, and she can't go anywhere. I'm just waiting for the time she jumps over and hangs herself before I realize she's over it again. Today, she somehow managed to unhook the chain from around the cinder block. Luckily, the chain got caught on the fence when she went over, so I was able to catch her and lift her back over the fence. Where I promptly beat her ass. Don't think it accomplished much, but it made me feel better. I just want to know, how the hell does she do that?? How does she undo chains, open doors, leap fences twice her height in seconds..how?? She can steal a piece of chicken off a pan that's on top of the stove..pushed back away from the edge, no less, and manage to not even tip over the pan or make a mess. She's barely tall enough to reach the top of the stove when she stands on her hind legs! She's a freakin dog for Chris'sakes!! But that's just it. That is the secret that I have figured out. She's not really a dog! She's actually an insanely stupid wizard. She's one of those trans-whatever wizards who can turn themselves into animals, and she somehow turned herself into a dog.. probably to escape from Valdemort or some other evil wizard.. and now she's too stupid to change herself back. But every once in a while, she remembers how to do stuff like undo the latch on her chain magically and she gets loose. That's the only thing I can think of to explain it. It's not even that she gets loose, but sometimes, like today, I hook the chain up a certain way, and when I go to unhook her, it's chained together a completely different way. Like someone unchained it and messed with it. How else would you explain that except that she's a wizard? I'm just glad the mystery has finally been solved. Harry Potter?? No, I wasn't reading Harry Potter tonight..nope. not me..

Friday, February 06, 2004

Superbowl Schmooperbowl

I'm already sick of next year's Superbowl game. Next year, the Superbowl will be here in Jacksonville..lucky us! Now, it's a pretty exciting thing, I suppose, especially if you give a rat's ass about football..which I don't..but all I've heard every day since the Superbowl is about next year's Superbowl plans for Jacksonville. Superbowl this, Superbowl that.. how much money, will we be prepared, preparation this, preparation that. If this is how it's going to be for the next year until the stupid thing is over, I think I'll stop watching the news entirely for the next year. The bad thing is, I still have the crap-ass cable and my choices are pretty limited as to what to watch, so it may be pretty tough to find something else on. I can't wait to get real cable again. hrrrrmmph

Phuque, Phuque, Phuque

Got-dam, muther-fricken, crap-ass, piece of shit Blogger ate my got-dam post!!! Grrrrrrrr I wrote a pretty lengthy post this morning, nothing earth shattering or profound, but still it took a while to get it done, and when I hit the post button it kinda hung up for a moment, and then came back with an internal server error message. I was sooooo phuqin pissed off.. as you can imagine. So, instead of attempting to retype the whole thing, I'll just give you the highlights.

Not much sleep last night.. yada yada yada...J woke up bitching..yada yada he'll be sleeping in his car soon, if he doesn't get up off my ass.. yada yada yada...I thought yesterday was Friday, but it wasn't.. yada yada yada.. now I'm all confuzzled..blah blah blah no training today, we decided to do four days instead of five, so now I have nothing to do..yada yada yada.. I really want some strawberry pancakes.. are pancakes good for a low carb diet? blah blah blah..but they have fruit..and dairy.. doesn't that make them healthy??? yada yada yada.. tornado watch today, but it's nice and sunny here, so far...blah blah blah, class action suit for billions of dollars because a nipple was shown on TV for emotional damages, stupid ass, money-grubbing, morons need their heads examined.

Okay, that was pretty much the gist of it, it's not quite as informative and detailed as the original post, but you get the high points, and that's the important part, I suppose. Let's hope the next one goes a little better.

Carlie's Body Found

Carlie Brucia's body found

The body of the 11 year old girl abducted in Sarasota, Florida a few days ago was found this morning behind a church. I hate to say it, but I really didn't expect any different outcome in this story. They caught Joseph Smith two days ago, and he wasn't cooperating, but there were no signs of her in his home or anywhere, which gave me the feeling that she had been dumped somewhere. The thing that gets me about the whole thing, is in the video they showed, the girl didn't seem to put up much of a fight. He walked up to her, took her by the arm, and walked away with her. I don't know what he said to her, if he told her he had a gun and to come quietly or whatever, or maybe she was in shock. I really don't know. But, to me, it was a reminder that if you have a young daughter..or son even.. tell them that if anyone ever approaches them and tries to grab them to fight, scream, kick them in the nuts, do whatever it takes to draw attention to yourself and get away. Maybe if she had resisted more, there would have been a totally different ending to this really tragic story.
Okay, so I haven't started the "official" diet yet. I'm still in the pre-diet phase. I can't start the actual diet until I go to the store and get some good diet-y food...probably sometime this weekend. I have upped my water intake and haven't seen a cola product in a week. I have tried to steam and bake things, rather than fry them, which I don't do a lot of anyway, so that's no big chore, really. I've tried to not eat a lot of carbs, and watch my portions. I feel better, my face was getting kinda puffy, probably from too much Coke, and not enough water, and it's looking much better. Today, we went to Woody's Bar-Be-Que for dinner, and instead of the big platter of spare ribs, texas toast, and onion rings I woulda had, I had a grilled chicken salad. I thought I might feel deprived, sitting there watching john and J eat their ribs and pork platters, but I didn't. I enjoyed my salad, actually. I got full and couldn't finish it. I felt good after I was done, too, instead of all bloated and full and uncomfortable. This is good, so far I'm doing okay. Then again, the actual diet part of the diet hasn't started. It's still new. We'll see how I feel next week when I'm Jonesin' for a huge hunk of chocolate cake or a big bowl of ice cream and some chocolate chip cookies. It's all fun and games now, but it could get ugly!
Ya know what I wanna know? Why, in the whole Superbowl Janet and Justin situation, is it only Janet who is catching so much hell? Why is she not presenting at the Grammy's, yet Justin seems to still be performing? Why is it just her? Why can he claim "he didn't know", but when she says it was an accident, noone believes her? Maybe I read something wrong. Maybe I'm not paying attention, or don't have all the facts. I don't know.. it just doesn't seem right.

Thursday, February 05, 2004

Congrats!

She's finally here! I've been waiting since Monday to hear, after Dooce announced she was heading to the hospital, and she finally updated to announce the birth of baby Leta. Go say congrats to the new mom and dad!

dooce

But First...

Have you ever been so tired that all you wanted out of life was to close your eyes and slip into a coma? Yeah.. That was me today. I slept for two hours this morning, after I finished last night's work, and then I had to get up for Jenny. After I was up for about an hour or so, she called and said she wasn't coming, she was sick, so I was pretty happy. Not that she was sick, of course, but cuz that meant I could go back to bed. But first... it's that but first that always gets ya, ain't it! The phone wouldn't stop ringing, the dogs had to go out, the dishes needed to be done, I needed to take a shower, I kept thinking that I could be up catching up on my blogrolling and/or blogging myself, my rugs needed to be vacuumed, my clothes needed to be folded and put away, I really should have been up getting some work done, and a million other thoughts were swirling through my brain. I was so tired, but I couldn't make my brain shut down so I could sleep. I finally gave in and got up, and folded my clothes, took the dogs out, did my dishes, vacuumed my rugs, and took my shower, then I laid back down, feeling better because I had gotten some of the things done first, and after a while, I was able to drift off to sleep..

Where's Dizzy Girl??

Anybody know what happened to Gennie? I went to visit her blog today, and she was gone, vanished.. *POOF*. I wonder what happened? I hope everything's alright. Anyone have a clue?

I Love This MOvie!!

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Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Hot Stuff, Baby....

Have you all seen this stuff?


I just have to ask..why? I haven't tried it, I don't know just how warm it gets when you use it. I've never used KY personally, but I don't think I'd be wanting the kind that warms. I have used some of those other warming oils and flavored things, and some of them are fun, but I guess I'm a little boring. I don't want something that gets hot on my poor, sensitive girl parts. I don't like stuff that gets hot down there. I don't want eucalyptus, menthol, cinnamon, or anything spicy anywhere down in the whole crotchal area. At a risk of over sharing or TMI, J had this toy he brought home one time, and he thought it would be a kick to play with it. It was red, and rather a little larger than I was comfortable with to start with, but when he used it I almost died. It had some kinda cinnamon "flavor" enhancement to it. I have no idea why you would need one with flavoring to start with, because who is going to put it in their mouth, that was entirely the wrong opening they should have been shooting for, but it did have flavor. So, that sucker burned like crazy, and I was not a very happy camper. I don't know. I like a little fun in my sex as much as the next girl, and maybe I'm a little more "vanilla" than most in my sexual preferences, but I just don't see the point. So, does anyone else see the point to putting stuff that gets hot on your naughty bits?

Training, Day Two

Today was the second day of training, and it went pretty well. She seems to be able to absorb stuff pretty well, and that's a big help in trying to learn. I have to get up at the butt crack of dawn in the morning now, so that kinda sucks. I have to stop working at 3:00 a.m. or so, and sleep a few hours before she gets here, then I take a small nap after she leaves at 2:00, so my sleep patterns are not quite adjusted yet, but they'll get there. Tomorrow is another day, so we'll see how that one goes.

Saved ...

Luckily, J was here to help me with the clean out of the bad stuff, and he ate the can of frosting for me. Whew! I was worried about that one. That would definitely have been bad for my GA (gargantuan ass). He's about 6'4" and only weighs about 165, so he can afford a couple cans. It's good to have someone around to help you in times of need.

Where Does The Day Go????

Wow..today kinda got away from me. Seems like there wasn't enough day in my day. It's midnight and I've barely got any work done, and I still have laundry to do and dishes..not like I care about that, but it does need to get done. I still haven't officially started the actual diet yet, because after careful perusing of my available food choices, I have come to realize that I have a house full of crap. I don't have any decent veggies, and pretty much everything I have is full of carbs. I do have some tomatos, and some frozen corn, but that's pretty much it. I also have some evil things I need to clear out of my house before I can start my diet, or they'll go to waste. I have a bag of cinnamon raisin bagels ..with the requisite cream cheese..and since they are evil, they must be vanquished. I have a big box of Raisin Bran and some Cocoa Krispies.. they must be eliminated. Then, I have a can of frosting. It's Milk Chocolate frosting. I love frosting. Since I don't have a cake mix to put it on, what am I supposed to do. I may have to eat the frosting to get it out of here.. right out of the can..by big spoonfuls. Yeah, it's pretty gross, but it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make for the benefit of my future health. It's a terrible, terrible thing, but I have to clear these things out somehow, and to throw them away would just be wasteful. That would be bad..just really, really bad. My ass may suffer a temporary increase in size from the clearing out effort, but when it's all gone, and I can start my diet with a clean slate, and no evil temptations in my cupboards, it will all have been worth it.

A Funny For Ya...

Two hillbillies walk into a bar. While having a shot of whiskey, they talk about their own moonshine operations.

Suddenly, a woman at a nearby table, who is eating a sandwich, begins to cough.

After a few seconds, it becomes apparent that she is in real distress. One of the hillbillies looks at her and says "Kin ya swaller?"
The woman shakes her head no. "Kin ya breathe?"

The woman begins to turn blue and shakes her head no.

The hillbilly walks over to the woman, lifts up the back of her dress, yanks down her drawers and quickly gives her butt cheek a lap with his tongue.

The woman is so shocked that she has a violent spasm and the obstruction flies out of her mouth.

As she begins to breathe again, the hillbilly walks slowly back to the bar.

His partner says, "Ya know, I'd heard of that there "Hind Lick Maneuver", but I ain't never seen nobody do it.