Thursday, November 25, 2004


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Monday, November 22, 2004

It's Almost That Time Again

Well, here it is again.. Thanksgiving time. Wasn't it just Halloween yesterday? Damn, it creeps up on ya quicker and quicker every year. I just finished my Halloween candy the other day! As always, we're going to my sis's for the big day. She's doing the turkey..well, cooking the turkey, not doing the turkey. Doing the turkey is a whole other thing, and she's been to therapy and has learned to control those urges. But, she'll prepare the bird, and the taters, and stuff like that, mom will bring some pies, and I'm gonna cook turnip, and do up some deviled eggs. I may even stuff some celery, I haven't decided yet. I bought some stuff to make some pies, and I have an idea for an experimental pie concoction, that maybe I'll post the recipe to, once I do a test run and see if it will be edible or not. Most of my concoctions come out pretty good, but ya never can tell. Drew will be home, and he hasn't been home since September, so it will be good to see him, and my brother John and his family were thinking of coming down, but it turns out they can't make it, so it will be just about 8 or 9 of us for dinner. I went shopping yesterday and somehow spent about $200...that I don't have. Yeah, that check will be bouncing like a rubber ball, but screw it, it's only Thanksgiving once a year. I wouldn't have spent so much, except I bought a turkey and some stuff to make a dinner here for me and J, cuz I like to have my own turkey at the house, so I can have leftovers and turkey sammiches. I'm trying to get in the holiday spirit, and I'm kinda starting to feel it, but it's early yet. It probably won't fully kick in until I'm getting in the car to go to dinner...or until I turn on the parade and see the big rubber cartoon characters floating down the street. That always helps to put you in the mood.

UPDATE: Okay, I tested my pie idea and it tastes pretty darn good. This is an adaptation of a pumpkin pie recipe I found on Kraftfoods.com and another recipe for a pineapple pie I found.

PIE CONCOCTION RECIPE
Bottom layer 4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 Tbsp. milk
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
1 HONEY MAID Graham Pie Crust (6 oz.)

1 cup milk
1 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
1 can of pineapple bits.
some coconut flakes (if you like coconut).

MIX cream cheese, 1 Tbsp. milk and sugar in large bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Gently stir in half of the whipped topping. Spread into crust.

POUR 1 cup milk into large bowl. Add pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk 2 minutes or until well blended. (Mixture will be thick.) Refrigerate for 5 minutes, then add the other half of the Cool Whip and fold together. Add pineapple to taste. I used about half the can, and add coconut, about 1 cup, maybe a little less.. or not..depending on how much you like coconut. Spread over cream cheese layer.

REFRIGERATE 4 hours or until set. Garnish with whipped topping, and/or the remaining pineapple. Store leftover pie in refrigerator

Sunday, November 21, 2004

It Just Bugs Me

Ya know what commercial bugs me? The TGI Friday's.. I think it's TGI Friday's anyway.. whatever, it's the one where the husband walks up to his wife, sitting with her friends in the restaurant and asks "What are you doing here?".,,with a "tone". She explains herself to him, as if she has no right to be sitting in a restaurant having dinner with her friends. She should be home alone with the kids. He's at the restaurant! What's he doing there? Why isn't his ass home with the kids? Yeah.. I do have issues SO WHAT!

Quote For Today

"The truth is like the sun. People used to think it was good for ya". King of the Hill.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

MEN SUCK!!

Why is it, that men are such assholes!! Okay, let me rephrase that.. why is that the men who end up with me are such assholes!! arrrrrrrrrrrrrgh. Why is it, that I can't have a calm, reasonable, normal conversation, without wanting to smash him over the head with a very heavy, blunt object? Any time I try to talk to him about anything, he somehow manages to get me so frustrated and pissed off, I end up screaming at him like a mad woman, and usually hanging up the phone on him. I don't scream at people! I'm a calm, rational, easygoing person. I don't argue and fight. I'm sensible and understanding.. until I talk to J. My GAWD he's such an ass sometimes! All I tried to do was tell him that Jazmine somehow got out of the yard, even though the gates were closed and there are no holes anywhere. She can't jump the fence, so I can only assume that someone let her out. He tells me not to let them out in the yard to run anymore, to which I reply that I got the yard for the dogs to run in, so why should I punish them and not let them run, or tie them up when I put them out, because some idiot in my neighborhood wants to let them out the gate? I'll just get a lock for the gates. Simple, right!? Then he tells me I shouldn't bother to tell him anything, if I'm not going to take his suggestions. This pissed me off. I can't tell him anything. I can't have a conversation with him about things that go on, unless I agree with him about what to do? So, I said, what if she had gotten out of the yard was lying dead in the street...should I not mention this because he can't do anything to help? I suppose I should just act like nothing happened, and let him figure it out for himself. Why bother with anything so assinine as conversation! I seriously need to rethink this whole living together thing. He just needs to go, and I really and truly don't think it will be long before he will be gone. Now, excuse me while I go get something strongly alcoholic and try to calm myself...

Saturday, November 06, 2004

I GOT NO LIFE

Well, here it is, another Saturday night, and I'm where I always am. Right here in front of this computer, working. Yahoo! I seriously need a life. I'm very bored with my life lately, and there's not a thing I can do about it. I have some stuff planned, and hopefully, within a short time, I will be able to change my situation and actually get something that resembles a real life. Where I can go out and do stuff, and have fun. The Jax fair is going on this week, and I really, really wanted to go, but I can't. I got no money. I got no time. This totally sucks! Damn POS hurricanes really screwed me financially, and it's going to take me a while to dig out. Oh well PHUQUE IT! Can't change it, guess I'll just have to learn to deal with it. I did actually do something yesterday. J took me out to dinner..he actually PAID..with his OWN money. We went to Barnhill's. It's your typical self-serve, salad bar type place, like Golden Corral and stuff, no big deal, really. J calls em trough restaurants. He says they're all named things like Barnhill's and Golden Corral, because all the cows go there to gorge at the troughs. He really doesn't like going there, but it's close and it's cheap. It may not be the Outback, but I didn't have to cook, and I didn't have to pay, so I was all excited. It doesn't take much. It was pretty funny,cuz the poor waiter guy didn't know what to do. He was new, and he forgot our silverware, and we had to remind him to get our drinks. J was making fun of him until I told him to stop being mean and give the poor guy a break..but it was funny..and then when he brought our drinks, he stopped for a minute, looked at us, then gave J my Diet Coke and me his sweet tea. Now, it could have been right, it's not impossible, but really, what are the chances? I don't know whether to be insulted or not. Either he was being sweet and trying not to insult me, and didn't want to insinuate that I needed to be drinking Diet Coke, and just assume it was for me. LOL. Either way, it was pretty funny. Sad, when picking on a waiter is the most fun thing you do all week. pffffffffft. One good thing, that I'm pretty happy about, is that Belle has, apparently, learned to keep her behind in the yard. Has anyone noticed I haven't mentioned in a while that she got loose.. I haven't had to chase her through the neighborhood for two hours. She hadn't gotten off the leash in a long time, but over the past two or three weeks, she's gotten loose four or five times, and she HASN'T JUMPED THE FENCE! J went out one day, she had been outside for a while, and she somehow had gotten off the leash, and she was just running around the yard with Jasmine. I thought it was maybe because she had her chain dragging behind her. Maybe she didn't realize she was actually free. But then she's gotten loose several times since then, and she runs around the yard with Jazmine and actually comes to me when I call her, and goes in the house when I tell her to. Its very strange! I'm not complaining, I just don't know what got into her. I wish I could count on her not jumping ever again, so I could let her just run with Jazmine, but I know if another dog came trotting down the street, or something she wanted to chase, she'd be over the fence in half a second. At least I don't have to freak if she happens to get loose now, cuz there's a good possibility she will just stay in the yard. Now, if I could just teach her not to dig everything out of the trash and scatter it all over the kitchen.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Hail To The Chief

Well, Bush was the big weiner! As I kinda figured he would be. Even though I wasn't really sure who I woulda voted for, I kinda think I would have went with Kerry. I tend to be a liberal sort, and I don't like Bush's foreign policy too much, and I don't like his opinions on abortion, etc. Then again, I kinda think he got us into this mess, he should have to get us out. We'll just have to wait and see what happens, I guess. Good news is, it's just four short years in the long, long history of the U.S. President's come and go, and who knows, he may surprise everyone and actually do well. Either way, in four years we'll have no choice but to pick someone else. We'll have two fresh new choices, and with any luck one or both of them will be better than the choices we were given this year. I'm surprised it wasn't a lot closer than it was, considering the number of people who I know were voting for Kerry. Oh well, it's done and over with, and Bush at least is a known evil. We know where he stands, and know what to expect. It's all good.

On the lighter side, tonight is the Most. Dramatic. Rose. Ceremony EVER! night. Yes, that's right, it's Bachelor night. I've been watching. I can't help myself. Byron is pretty hot, and OMG I'm sooo glad he finally got rid of psycho Jayne. Man, she was a nut case. Tonight is hibbity jibbity night.. the Fantasy Overnight Date show...aka Byron gets some Bootie night. You know they're all totally gonna be sayin' yes to sharing the fantasy suite. Cuz that's what the little tramps always do. Can't blame em, really, cuz I'd totally give Byron a little bit of sunthin', sunthin'. C'mon..ya know you would too. Even though I don't usually like blondes, he's pretty hot. He looks like a guy I used to date way back when...yummy. So, I'm going to get me something to drink and hunker down to watch the show.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Happy Election Day!

Ok! So, today's the big day. Did everyone go vote today? Did you do your civic doodie and vote for lame or lamer? I didn't, though I wish I could have. Next time I'm totally gonna vote, but this time all I could do was sit back and hope the rest of you make the right decision. Just think! by this time tomorrow we will either have a brand spankin' new President of the U.S.. or Georgie will have himself a second chance. So, who do you think won?! I couldnt begin to guess. I have a feeling it will be pretty close either way. I'm just glad that I'll finally be able to look at my TV again without hearing the words "I approve of this message" and no more political crap..no more my candidate can beat up your candidate.. and your candidate is a big ol' poopie head stuff. Yeah! Ya know what, it's over and if I had been able to vote, I still don't have a clue in my mind who I woulda voted for. That's sad..but true.I don't know who J voted for, I didn't ask, but if I had to guess I'd say probably Kerry. No telling, really. Doesn't matter though, cuz it's all over but the recount now, bay-bee!

I know I've still been really, really, really lax in the posting thing, but i've just been incredibly busy. I did attempt to post a few times, but the last two..TWO .. posts I attempted got eaten by the Blogger post munching monster. Well, to be fair, Blogger ate one, and the other one my computer decided to freezejust after I hit the publish button.. it was gooooooone. It was a pretty long, chatty, got a lot of catchin up to do type post too. Maybe I'll try to recreate it sometime soon. Not today though, I'm kinda low on the energy here lately. I'm not quite used to the time change yet. This dark an hour earlier every night thing is messin' with me. For a couple days, I was beginning to freak out, thinkin' I should run to the store and buy a stick to pee on, cuz I've been so freakin' tired, all I want to do is sleep, and then my boobs got really tender.. and I felt this kinda bloaty, full feeling in my belly, around where I think my uterus should be...but, as it turns out there was an entirely different reason for the bloaty, crampiness, and boob tenderness..better really late than never, I guess...and the tiredness is probably due to the fact that I never sleep more than four hours in a row. Thank Gawd! Okay, so now I'm caught up a little bit, and I'm off to sit and wait anxiously for the results of today's festivities.

Oh yeah! I forget the folks on t'other side of the country still have a little time left to get their votes in. So, I guess it's not over yet for all of us. Go you non-votee people and vote! do it! DO IT NOW!