Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Random Tuesday Thoughts

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Yes, it's tuesday again! woooo!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!
I heart Margaritas, and Mexican foods of all kinds..guess I need to get some margarita mix for tonight...lol..I love margaritas..the plain green ones are my fave....and I think we will have Tacos for dinner...


Does any one else watch Good Morning America? We always end up on that channel in the morning, and it always makes us laugh...I have to say I love RobinRoberts...and I have a theory about her...I think she is g.ay. srsly. I have NO problem w/ anyones sexuality..for real...whatever floats your boat...but I just have this feeling that she is..now my GayDar is notoriously busted...so I could be wrong..anyone else care to offer an opinion on this??

Has anyone seen the Denny's commercials w/ the taking robot?
dude. always makes me laugh..especially the ones about the timer..enjoy the clip




I had to clean my laptop out..I had to unscrew the the back and spray it w canned air..O.M.G the DUST in that bad boy...it was badddddddd....dust, and hair and even DUST BUNNIES. the fan wasn't working right it was so bad...guess I need to do that once every few months..

My 12 year old is now using AXE body spray and body wash...on one hand I am glad he is using soap in the shower and wants to smell nice, on the other hand I am scared...

school is out in less than a month. hold me.

The gardening geek in me has a new project, the rest of my her garden..I have the grass clods in piles, I planted some lettuce seeds...now for the weed block and the mulch..





Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Kitten my children found

SO, it is no secret that I am an animal lover, so are my kids, and Del is NOT so much...
I would have a damn zoo if it wasn't for him..lol.. good or bad? you decide..

I am a sucker for a stray...I feed them and care for them outside of my house, on the back porch...
I have fed at this house alone, 4 stray cats...2 of which have found homes, one of which was w/ my sister (much to her chagrin...heh..my BIL loves cats...her, not really...)
This kitten makes 5..
it is a BABY..*maybe* 3 months old, if that...
it seems slightly stymied by the small bits of dog food I gave it..when I wet it w/ water, that worked like a charm :)
it is teething, little shit bit me..lol..razor blade teeth it has!
not to mention glass shard nails!
ow.

The boys are totally taken by this sweet little girl..Dannion tried to have her stay in the house last night, she slept w/ him for about an hr, then escaped the room, and hid in the spare room..I had to sneak out (mind you Del is home by this time..asleep in bed, and had NO clue there was a cat in the house..lmao..I am an evil genius...) if my bed, and find the kitty, at which time I made an executive decision and put the cat on the back porch w/ food and an old shirt to sleep on...
she was quite happy and still on our porch when we woke up...
she is BAD.
likes to bite your fingers...walk on the back of the couch..has NO food manners..she tried to make my pork sandwich from lunch and make it hers..and no amount of pushing her away made a difference...

and the DOG...well, my pansy assed dog is AFRAID of this little kitten..
might have something to do w. the fact that she was a HISSING spitting ball of fur when she saw Zoe..and he decided he wanted NO parts of that shit...so he stood about 3 feet away and barked at it...and the cat growled at him...and the vicious cycle went on and on till I shut the damn dog up...

I know we won't get to keep her, but I am going to find a no kill shelter to take her to...or perhaps my sister will take her home..(hahaha..a girl can dream...)

I will enjoy my time w/ a little kitty while I can!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Random Tuesday Thoughts...im baccccckkkkk..yay!

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Yay! i'm back babay!
Had a horrendously busy easter, then a busy week, and a busier week..and well, I am finally back...yay!
I hope someone missed me... ;)

My sister turned 29 on the 21st..so this past weekend we went out..let me say I am SO glad i'm not young & stupid..lol.. we went to 2 bars...and saw some seriously skank-alicious chicks..
I also saw some bad fake boobs (and she was showing them off ..oye vey...) a shit load of bar dancers (you know those chicks, the ones that get on the bar after 12 too many drinks..) and a CHICK fight...that was freaking awesome...
ALSO one HOT friggin bartender...wwooo baby...was he hot...
so I spent the night at my sisters..coz 1 am is too late to drive home 45 minutes...
and let me say my tolerance SUCKS...I had 6 long island iced teas...a whiskey sour, 2 rum and cokes..and a washington apple shot...and I was NOT drunk...WHAT THE FUCK??? I was so dissapointed...I guess I need to stop drinking my wine at night...*sigh*
OH and here is ap icture of me and my sister doing our washington apple shot..

nice candid huh? heh..I also can drink a shot faster than her...


Del tilled up the rest of the side yard out front so I can complete my herb garden ;) I am so excited...I have alot of grass to yank out, but tilling it is the biggest first step...it is going to be so rocking :)

SO how bout it has been 80* here for the past 4 days..in APRIL. how weird...not that I am complaining..lol..but it is just odd..I hope we can get some 'spring' weather tho...I hate sweating my ass off...

I went to the Dr on the 14th and I gained weight..damn...it was my 2 week thing w. steak fries and ranch dressing that did it...i know it...it was like 3-5 lbs..so not the end of the world, but annoying..i need to start doing regular walks...i am such a slug tho..srsly. i am a couch potatoe at heart...it is sad...

OH OH the gardening geek in me is in HOG heaven..I decided to start my own heirloom tomatoes from seed...and zukes too..everything has sprouted :) the zukes are already in a bigger pot...the tomatoes have a little longer to go for that...I cannot wait...I got red, orange, yellow,green and purple tomatoes...the green tomatos are going to perplex me..how do I knw when to harvest them?? LOL

We are getting new windows in the boys bedrooms...this will be on thursday...the windows in there now are 84 years old...so this should be fabulous for them...and if they break them..I am going to KILLLLLL them dead...d.e.a.d.

OK that is all the random I have time for...work beckons to me...
check Keely out for more random

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Semi Wordless Wednesday

My lone tulip...isn't she pretty??


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Walmart gave me PTSD

Yes, I went to walmart yesterday, good friday.
and yes, I am insane..
it was fucking nutso.
I seriously had all the symptoms of PTSD when I got home..
the line I waited in was like 30 MINUTES.
yes I said 30..
and the little old lady in front of me dropped her milk bottle off the belt, or rather it fell off the belt and split open at the bottom..
I being the nice person that I am, picked it up and gave it to the cashier to handle before it ALL spilled out..
and really, those cashiers need BOUNTY behind their cash registers, not the paper towels they have in the bathroom...coz those things do NOT absorb anything...

EVERY.AISLE. I went down had a dumbass in it that was IN MY WAY.
especially the candy aisle.
srsly
all I wanted was chocolate bunnies and jelly beans..
all I could find was sweet-tart jelly beans..that was OK I suppose..
I refuse to but cheap jelly beans. they are gross.
THEN I bought a bottle of what I THOUGHT was perfume for 5 bucks
Curve, SOUL..
yeah, that is MENS cologne.
why does it NOT say that on the FRONT of the bottle??
I was pissed when I got home w/ it..

the most exciting thing I bought was undies for me. hanes her way, cotton, low cut so they don't hang out of my pants..
OH and a shirt for me to wear tomorrow..so I don't look like a total schlub.

I swear every redneck moron was in wally world..I was irritated..
then of course I cannot make list to save my life, so I kept forgetting what I needed and had to circle around to get it..
I was SO annoyed..

Lets hope easter is fun or at the very least I get good food, which I am sure I will.
I deserve it..

Monday, April 6, 2009

Random Tuesday Thoughts



yes, it is that time again folks..TUESDAY babay....yay!


my poor husband had a migraine yesterday that felt like a knife in the back of his head...he actually threw up..he has never had one w/ such violent onset..it came out of nowhere...time to make an Dr appt..he needs to be sure this isn't some weird thing, and see about getting real migraine meds..

I am looking at getting heirloom tomato plants this year..they aren't easy to find, so I am ordering online...anyone ever do this before? if so where did you get them from?
We tilled up the garden yesterday..made it a touch bigger...and I am SO ready to get stuff planted...except that Mother Nature is a huge bitch this week and it is going to SNOW this week. yeah. snow. in april. I am so frigging annoyed. I just want NICE weather...I have a TON planned outside..and wanna get on it! The snow, it sucks ass...hard...

I had to buy a new printer last week, my old canon went tits up on me...was only feeding paper on one side...causing a jam...so I bought an epson, we shall see if I like it...it has 4 ink cartridges, which is annoying coz if one is out then it won't work...

I have a BIG zit brewing on my lip. ew. in fact, it is a HUGE cluster on my lip , that stretches just to the lower part of my cheek. fuck. I hate zits. and it hurts too. I hate having oily skin...the ONLY thing that is a benefit is that I have almost NO wrinkles...hell, even my eyelids get oily..I suppose someday, I will be very greatful...but for now, I am more annoyed..

it is STILL SNOWING. OMFG. this is un real...

I have to come up w/ a dessert for easter sunday that is low calorie and low in sugar...my sister wants me to make a strawberry tart..I have to find a recipe for that...it *does* sounds fabulous...

I think I will make some deviled eggs too...I have a kick ass recipe for them w/ bacon and horseradish...YUM.

I have to get more easter candy...we like cadbury eggs in this house..also reese pb eggs..YUM....also JELLY BELLY jelly beans! YUM! they are so good..love love love them! the best. also will settle for starburst or smuckers...

OK, me and my soon to be expanding ass have to get ready for work...visit Keely for more random fun!


Saturday, April 4, 2009

Why I Love British people

as I was watching Dollhouse today I was reminded why I love the british accent/society..
They way the say schedule..it is so cool...
I like how the spell Colours...why, I don't know, but I love it..also in the same vein, favourite..
cheque..traveller & theatre (I misspell these 2 alot..maybe I was British in a past life)
ALSO Tonnes (aka TONS) that is cool..
mum is another...
the 'cockeny' accent is fun as well..
they have tea every day and stop whatever they are doing to do so...way cool..wish we could do that with coffee here!!

they smoke..a lot...lol..

the royal family is fascinating to me to me as well...

they have pubs, not bars..sounds classier...

they have boarding school..heh....

they have a PALACE! how cool...all we have is the stupid white house...

changing of the guard...and how the guards can't react to anything you do..hehe...

you can drink there at 16...what I wouldn't have given..lol...

Wanker. there is an awesome word. I use it alot..

bloody hell,git,telly, gobsmacked, loo,prat, pram..love those too :)

Monty Python came from England...Benny Hill....David Beckham (he may be dumb as a brick, but DAYUM he is hot..)

I am sure there are more things I like, but this is all that my addled brain can come up with :) enjoy!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

You down with RTT??

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Yes its that time again..TUESDAY...random thoughts...its one of the highlights of my week :)
(don't judge me..mmmkay?)


For some reason, the song OPP (NaughtybyNature-lyrics here) got stuck in my head the other day..and then when I saw RTT, well, it fits in the lyrics quite well..so now, that is what I hear when I think of RTT (you down w/ RTT? yeah, you know me...)
why, I have NO idea..but now I think RTT has a song :)

my kids can eat a pound of banana in a days time..srsly. it is scary. we are big fruit eaters here.
of course they are equal opportunity eater, they will eat cake and candy as fast as they eat bananas. But the downside to that is that I rarely get more than a few pieces of fruit...little vultures that they are..

I saw a chick in the convenience store yesterday wearing a pink poncho, trimmed w/ rabbit fur. and glasses that looked like they were 25 years old and WAY too big for her face. she seemed to be in her own little world. I could write a story about her...that much character would have to have a good story behind it...maybe I will do a short story...

I like to write...I remember when I was a kid(5th grade), I wrote a play...an off shoot to cinderella..modernized..also wrote a short story when I was a teenager about reincarnation..I may still have that one, but the play was lost to the ages..

my laptop cord has a broken wire- AGAIN. WTF? the stupid thing is located at the back, and it is angled..it ALWAYS gets stuck underneath...it annoys me. alot. This is the second one in 15 months..the original did the same thing...Del was able to frankenstein it back together, but that makes it a backup only..since he can;t put the hard plastic around the wires again..it is nice having an electricican around...buy ask me how many electrical outlets I have in my room?? ONE. and a VERY full power strip. we have lived here almost 5 years...its like the cobblers kids...they always need shoes.. Me? I want OUTLETS in my bedroom. like 5...lol..

OMFG. get this..my neighbor..my neighbor who has a substandard IQ, whose 'woman' has been in rehab and the nuthatch and is medicated for bi-polar..whose kid is as dumb as the day is long, and who has a 20 year old (the womans kid..) living in the basement who punches his 9 year old brother in the leg b.c he annoys him (yes, he did that...scary he is still there..)
This neighbor,Mr Crazy, BOUGHT A HANDGUN. for real. I wouldn't trust him to watch my DOG, and he was able to buy a gun. WTF. why don;t they give IQ tests for that??
I am scared and told BOTH of my boys they are NOT to ever go inside that house. all I can see is The Spawn saying 'look what my dad has...' waving it and accidentally shooting my kid and killing one of them. NO effin way...
and NOT to mention this stupid neighbor NEVER Has any money...can barely pay his mortgage, regularly gets shut off notices..he makes 6 bucks less an hour than what we bring in...and he spent the money on a fucking GUN. he is such a dumb ass..honetly. like we live in the 'hood. we live in one of the safest areas around. UGH. OK OK....I have to stop now, my BP is going up...needless to say, I am disturbed by this..

My daffodils are getting ready to bloom. YAY! I will take pictures when they do...they are SO pretty. I have pink ones and yellow ones, and white w/ yellow centers...

I Will be glad to see march go away...I am SO sick of fickle weather. I want some warmth, sunshine..I want to garden...and get some color..because wow. I am PALE. if Neon white is a color, I am that...I emit a bright white glare when the sun hits me!!
heh.

did you know they haved do it your self DNA tests? wow. if I had disposable income, I would so buy one and get my DNA done..how fun would that be???

OK, I am done, I have to get ready for work...check out Keely@ The Un-mom..she is singlehandedly jumpstarting the economy over there..and has killer taste in jeans :)


Monday, March 30, 2009

SHAMWOW guy is SHAM-ARRESTED! Ha!

OMFG..file this under the WTF file..
apparently the shamwow guy punched a hooker.. (superbly annoying which I say is why he had to pay for sex..coz come on..who would want to hear THAT voice at climax...*shudders*) apparently, she BIT his tongue and refused to let go, so he punched her a till she did..
come to think of it, maybe he wouldn't shut up, so she bit his tongue in self defense..lol..
they BOTH were arrested for assault..but no prosecution...finally a judicial decision I can understand..lol..
check it out on TMZ
OH and here are pictures..OMG..look at her EYES!
wow did he do a helluva a job on her...

Friday, March 27, 2009

My Gramma(also blogging while buzzed..)

heh...Thanks for the inspiration Keely!!
I just downed 2 bottles of Woodchuck cider...YUM. nectar of the gods I say..
(also, did you know that my grade school principal was Dr Keely?? I loved him..he was an ex-Marine..and an army reservist..he would put the smack down on any kid who gave him shit..and he DID frequently..but he knew EVERY kids name..every one..he died of melanoma a few years ago...it saddened me..he was awesome...)

I got a phone call today, my Gramma went to the hospital..I talked to her earlier today..she was fine..but around noon, she suddenly began vomiting A LOT, passed out, had intestinal issues, was dizzy sweaty and kind of out of it...SO my Aunt called the ambulance, my gram was NOT impressed..I was on pins and needles waiting to hear what was wrong..
apparently she has the Flu..that and a reaction to Amoxicillin she just started taking last night..they ran all sorts of blood work, and she was sent home w/ a Flu DX..and is resting now..
It scared the bejezus out of me..
she is 78...no spring chicken..she has 9 kids, and 38 grandchildren..plus her Great grand children..I am the oldest of the grandkids..and I am 34...

She is fastidious about her health, she goes to Dr appts regularly and takes her medicine...she has 4 other siblings who did NOT do these things and they are no longer with us..she is smart..funny..tolerant..insightful..and a damn saint for having raised SEVEN boys and not killed them or herself..my aunts were challenging too..lol..but there were 2 of them..
Hell she raised me every weekend of my life practically...I spent every weekend w/ her and almost all summer until I left home at 18...I was like her 10th kid..
and she helped to fill spaces in my life that were lacking b/c of my parents divorce..I am a firm believer that it saved me..her extra attention...she is like a second mom to me..
She is the glue that holds our family together...



I know someday soon she is going to die..but, I have a hard time dealing w/ that..I have been bracing myself for it..(despite what I say to her..she will say 'when I die..xyz..and I say STOP it..we don't want to hear it...lol..but I do need to hear it..coz we all die..)
but the child in me, she wants to think her gramma is going to live forever..and make her awesome potroast until the end of time..and be there to glare when someone says a swear in her earshot..and tell me when I need to do something different w. my boys..and listen to me whine about my husband..and make pecan tassies at xmas..make her siganture HAM GRAVY..which rocks the party...and NOT burn the candles everyone buys her for xmas..

when she goes, I will miss so many things...so much of her is me..I look like her, I move like her..she is important in my life..

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New layout

OK, opinions!
does it read easy, are the colors OK..
also, I want a personalized header..any suggestions?

Dream Jobs..

I was tagged WAY too long ago by Mumma-Boox2 (AKA Cathi) and true to my form, I kept either putting it off, or forgetting about it..yeah...I didn't think anyone would be surprised to hear that!

I am supposed to list 7 jobs I would like to have..DREAM jobs...heh..this should be fun...

1- Psychologist...anyone who knows me know I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to be a psychologist...I analyze people as it is...(yes, I analyze YOU...I analyze everyone...lol..) and I am right quite often...I think being a hairstylist is as close as I am going to get coz it is rough to get paid enough to justify the schooling costs...

2-coffee tester. for starbucks. I may never sleep again, but who CARES!! I'd get free Mochas!! and a hell of alot done as home..

3-Quality control at Woodchuck Hard Cider..this would counter act the effect of the Starbucks job...of course, I would weigh appx 900 lbs..Woodchuck has 200 calories a bottle..

4- book reviewer...I would love the chance to read and get paid...the editing part I may be able to do..I can catch spelling errors, but the grammar and punctuation parts I would suck at...

5- owning a thrift shop. I would give my left arm to get first dibs on the stuff that comes in at the thrift shop down the street from me..the treasures that people have NO idea they are giving away...I would be able to take the cream of the crop and sell it on ebay and be sure that the cool stuff finds good homes..

6-professional test driver...like you see in the commercials..you could drive all crazy, and never get in trouble..and I am sure you would be able to take the cars home...give them a real world test drive...how fun would that be?!? I doubt you would ever have to pay for gas..

7- this may not be technically a JOB...BUT I want to be independently wealthy..coz really, this average life is for the birds..I wanna have OLD money, new money, just MONEY...more than I have now..(yes, I am disillusioned w/ my life right now..bleh)

OK so I am supposed to tag some of my blogging friends...so lets see...
Jamie @ Mrs Sour Britches coz she is cool & I am interested to see what her dream jobs are..
Brooke @ Martinis aren't just for breakfast she may have a sweet new job now, but I know she has to have some good ideas for dream jobs! and she is wicked funny
Staci @ La Chambre d'Orchidee..she makes me laugh..regularly..and I am sure this will give me new insight into her...and that has got to be entertaining..
and my good bud Jenni @ Alena's Path I am sure she has some wicked good ideas of dream jobs..

OK that be all..can't wait to see everyone's ideas!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Random Tuesday Thoughts

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Itttssss Tuesday! Yay!



Oh god that STUPID comcast commercial is on...ugh. were is the ice pick when I need it..

My best friend Nadine is in Fargo, and they are looking at possibly flooding pretty severely....I hope she stays safe, but as she pointed out, if Fargo gets wiped off the map, she can come back here to live :) which would be rocking..sooo....think about that...lol..and besides Fargo sucks ass...

I watched Twilight Sunday night...OMG that appeals to my inner teenager. I loved it. in fact I am going to BUY the DVD. something I rarely do...I can see where it is slightly schamltzy, but like I said me=15...hehe..I am not ashamed..

Nadya Suleman (AKA Ocotomom god I hate the way the press names people..) may have fired the Angels in Waiting help she has, or at the very least Gloria Allred scared the nanny (which, really, who WOULDN'T be a little afraid of Allred..she is kinda scary!) there was a 911 call placed last week asking the police to remove Allred..check out the linky from TMZ...

and MIRACLES of Miracles, my crazy neighbors TRIMMED the shrubs that have not been touched in like 4 years...I was not too excited when I saw Ms Crazy whacking at them w/ hand trimmers, but they got a set of electric ones and they are DONE. now..we shall see if the rest of the yard fares as well.it looks like a damn field in their front yard..

That is all of my RTT for today..check out Keely @ The UnMom for more... she is on some fine pain meds..I am jealous...


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Death knows no boundaries

a high profile death always makes me think..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natasha_Richardson
I know her name, but that is about it..couldnt tell you what movies she is in..lol..

It doesn't matter how much or how little money you have, how much notoriety, how much someone loves you or how much someone hates you...death doesn't care.

It makes you want to cherish and love those close to you that much more...it makes you notice the little things..be grateful for the small moments in life...

something as simple as the cute look your kids make...the dog climbing onto your lap..holding hands w/ your other half as you fall asleep..a phone call from a friend...it all makes you happy to be alive, happy to be where you are..happy it isn't you who has to explain to your kids why mommy isn't coming home...It makes all the small annoyances in life seem like NOTHING...

I remember when my grampa died in 1988...that was so traumatic for me as a 13 YO..It was so damn hard for me to know he was never going to be coming home, that I wouldn't ever hear him call me 'Kid # 1' (I was the oldest grandkid..so I was kid #1...) that he wouldn't be in his office when I went to visit every weekend...he was gone.
when my gramma (moms mom) died in august of 07, that was not as traumatic, it was a shock and partially a relief coz she was steadily declining in health and between her and my uncle who had a mental breakdown, my mom was stretched beyond the limit...it made me sad to know I would never go on another shopping trip w. her and my mom & sister again, she wouldn't ever get to go on another bus trip to atlantic city...but she was at peace, and not suffering anymore..

I know when I come home tonight from work, I am going to hug my babies and thank god I am here, that they are here..I know this will evoke squalls of "stop it mom" from the oldest..but the youngest will eat it up ;)
THAT is what I need to cherish, to relish..
and I know when we go to bed tonight and i watch my shows, we will snuggle up together and I will be glad I have someone, as flawed as he may be..I love him...

one of my friends is also going thru a loss, Jamie & her family are dealing with her grandmother's accident and possible death right now, keep her in your thoughts and prayers or whatever you do.

and go hug your babies and enjoy those little things

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Yay! Random Tuesday Thoughts!

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Woooo! It be TUESDAY again!
If you are wondering what this is all about, go check out Keely @ The Un-Mom
and since I am random (obviously!) I heart RTT!!!

I just spilled my morning coffee all over me. my god, I am SO KLUTZY! thankfully,it wasn't hot enough to burn me..but srsly? I do shit like that more than the average person...

Today is St Patty's day. I am Irish(like 25%...lol...mostly I am Polish...no really..heh..) I heart St Patricks day! One of my dreams is a trip to Ireland. I wanna go to Kilkenny County (where my ancestors came from) to Castlecomer where my family was centered & meet some Irish Buggy's. I'd like to take my dad. he would be over the moon :)

I went out w/ friends on friday, and we played pool..I suck at pool. seriously. it is just painful to watch me play.and no amount of run & coke will make me play better.Which is completely opposite of drinking & my bowling score. The more I drink, the better my score gets!!

I have to remind my eldest (who is 12) to comb his hair like 3 times a day..and I have serious doubts that he actually uses a comb. I think he uses a frying pan. or his fingers.
when does that obsession with personal hygeine and appearance start?? I am so ready for it.

dude. thank god for 'undo' coz I just accidentally deleted this entire post.

my kids have found a disturbing new game to play The Torture Game
part of me finds it disturbing.Part of me says cool.
lol.
and I am raising part of the next generation. scary huh?

OK, I am done w/ my random for the week. I have a 9 year old boy stalking me for computer time. I put him off as long as I could, but now I hafta give it up. besides I need to get ready for work. another long day. I have ONE appt down and I bet she doesn't show. ugh.

go check out Keely for more random linkies!



Friday, March 13, 2009

Flashback Friday!

I was thinking last night on my way home from work..I saw a car w/ a burned out headlight, and thought "PIDDIDLE!"
anyone else remember those??
If you saw one, you could get a free kiss from your man?
and if you saw a burned out tail light..well, that was something ELSE *wink wink*

THAT got me on a train of thought about stuff from child hood..
Friendship Pins.. I had a bunch of those, and may *still* have a few stashed somewhere..

Burples!



Friendship bracelets? they were made with embroidery floss and knotted to make a bracelet in various colors..you would attach them to a safety pin, and then the pin to your jeans to work on your craft ant any given opportunity..math class was always a fave..lol..

jelly shoes, of course, but it sucked when your feet got seaty..

off the shoulder shirts, I had one that was pink, and had a picture of a cat on the front w/ glitter accenting it..my god I thought that was the BOMB.

JEANS skirts...I remember my first one..awesome..

I also pegged my jeans, had acid washed jeans w/ zippers at the ankle in the back, and little bows above the zippers...friggin high fashion baby..lol..

what do you remember from the 80's/early 90's??

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wordless Wednesday (sort of?)









yeah, you know me..I have a complete and utter inability to do a totally wordless anything...heh..
so anyways, this is what I see when I walk into my kids room yesterday...
I wonder what the gorillla did to deserve this?
since he is a webkin, I think maybe my kid got sick of losing on the wheel of WOW or getting NO gems in the gem hunt...this treatment serves as a warning to other webkinz...i'll let you know if it works..

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Random Tuesday Thoughts

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Yes, it's tuesday again...wooooo!


You know, there is one particular commercial that bugs me, the Duracell commercial for the Brickhouse Child Locator...(which is basically Lo-Jack for your kid)...yes, it is scary when the kids wander off, but ya know..in my 12 years of child rearing I have never had a need for Lo Jack...and that kid? when she finds him, she hugs him...Ha! that is SUCH a load..obviously the commerical was produced by someone who doesn't have kids...coz what they REALLY should have shown was the mom thwacking that kid upside the head and asking him WTF he was thinking...
I also tell MY kids that someone will steal them and then mutter under my breath that whoever does it will bring them back in a matter of minutes..coz they are such godless heathens..lol..(I of course am kidding, seriousness elludes me even in parenting..)

March is a FICKLE BITCH. it was 8* one week ago...then 70* on saturday...and now it is back down to the 50's...my daffodils are peeking, as are crocuses and tulips...my day lilys are starting to poke up and my iris' too! I wanna start planting...SO bad...

We had an anatomy lesson last night(get yer mind out of the gutter) my kids & I looked at eachothers eardrums..it was pretty cool...the 9 year old was pretty fascinated w/ it. and let me say all of our ears have wax we cannot reach w/ a q-tip...ew. I am an ear cleaning fanatic...I know, bad bad, but they are my ears--nener nener...

I am premenstrual and my bewbs hurt. alot. I hate being a girl sometimes...woudn't it be nice if men had sore balls once a month??? of course if THEY had an annoyance that hit once a month there would have been a cure for it millenia ago...

I am going to take Keelys advice and try blogging w/ wine next time..whats got the highest alcohol content? coz I have one helluva tolerance...I need me heavy duty booze...lol..

OK I am off, work today and I am busy (YAY)

visit Keely at the Un-mom for more Randomness!!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Minor Annoyances

Monday.
it brings out my annoyances...and Dear Internet you get to listen..whether you like it or not!!


There is a new commercial for Comcast cable..and it ANNOYS me so badly...it took me a few days to decide I hate it..but I do. Here watch it


Oh and I forgot the tune is one that STICKS IN YOUR MIND like industrial glue...thank me later...heh...

was reading some trash magazines today at work..and wow. I saw something that was just sad...and so telling about young Hollywood..
Hayden Panettiere says that Paris Hilton is her HERO.
dude.
sad.
just sad...
OK enough about that..I know, I know 10 seconds of your life you won't ever get back..but I had to share...

ALSO, did you know they are doing a Star Trek Remake?
WTF?
WHY oh WHY do they need to do that...wasn't it cheesy enough the first time around?
granted I am a Trekkie to some degree, I am more of a TNG fan myself..but why re-do it..ugh.
annoying.

Also, Jerry Seinfeld is doing a Reality Marriage show..
would YOU take marriage advice from JERRY SEINFELD??
Seriously?
NOT for me thanks...
It's called the Marriage Ref

ugh.

The sad thing?
Reality TV will NEVER ever go away. ever.

Also, am PMSing it..which makes me wanna EAT everything that is not nailed down.srsly.
HELP.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Freezing my Arse off Edition of Random Tuesday Thoughts

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OMFG it is MARCH THIRD and it was 7* last night, a -15 windchill and we have a 2 hour delay...SRSLY? I am ready to ring Mother Natures neck..coz that bitch is screwing w/ me now...gggrrrrrrrr

I FINALLY caught up on my sleep from Saturday/Sunday...that was 2 days to feel normal again...wow. I am OLD. it takes me 2 days after a night of debauchery & drinking to feel normal again..old old old...

Judge Judy is on The Ellen Show..I like her...and Ellen too...

Does anyone else watch Life on Mars thursday nights?
I am digging it..Jason Omara is friggin ADORABLE.
It is set in the 70's, and the sound track is 70's..I expected some horrible music, but I am have been pleasantly surprised...

My boss is awesome. I usually open the shop at 10 and when my kids have a 2 hr delay, she is totally OK w/ me going in at 11...she is awesome...

I have been playing the Sims lately...I am addicted. again. so is the hubby...I wanna get Sims 2...anyone know what the differences are?

OK it is time for me to go to work...Happy Random Tuesday!

Go visit Keely to see her random and links to other Randoms...

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Miracle of Birth!

I got to experience it, as a third party anyways.
One of my my best friends, Krista, gave birth Sunday morning to a beautiful baby boy!
I was able to be there and witness it and wow. it never ceases to amaze me. ever.

We tried various methods of old wives tales to get her to go into labor friday..we made her walk up stairs..she drank a teaspoon of balsamic vinegar...she squatted, she bounced on her bed, she jumed up and down..she wouldn't however gallop and let us video her. pansy. she wouldn't gallop at all..
but her 4 year old got a kick out of this youtube video..



We did too...my god did we laugh...
we tried accupressure points on her thumb, ankle and hand..nothin.
SO, after she was exhausted beyond belief, we called it quits.
Saturday she came in to work and got a Pedi..I made it last 2 hours :) she soaked her feet, we removed callouses, we scrubbed them w/ a sugar scrub, did a clay foot masque..and massaged, in which I also did the accupressure points to hopefully help her go into labor...
we polished her toes and she went home to relax more!

Later that night I went to a scrapbooking event, and was doing some pages when I checked my phone & saw that Nicole had called..she was to call me when Krista went into labor..EEEEKKKKK..I called her back and yes indeed-y Krista's water broke!
SO, after I squealed like a 6 year old girl..I gathered my stuff and off I went..drove like a MANIAC to meet Nicole..(srsly. I broke many traffic laws).. we drove her car down to the hospital...
we were both exhausted, she has only about 3 hrs of sleep the night before and I had been up since 6:30 am...it was 11:30/12 at this point..but once that adrenaline hit, wow. I was awake and hyped up..
we got there and she was in triage, so we waited till she got a room and joined her..
they gave her Pitocin to strengthen her ctrx, they were weak and not very regular...
Mark (the baby's dad..) was there and he had *just* taken a muscle relaxer for a sore back when she called him that her water had broken, so he was tired..the staff got her all settled in and she told him to take a nap...so he did...and he snores. alot. kinda loud. I offered up my iced tea bottle for her to throw at his head, but she didn't..lol..

We sat around and talked...watched infomercials..Nancy Grace (wow that woman is abrasive..) then she was ready for the epi by 3...after she got that and was all settled in again, we came back in..bs'd more..watched the newer version of King King w/ the sound off..and let me say that movie SUCKS, out loud. it was much better w the sound off...tho we there was NO way to follow the story line. it had none.
the most surreal part of it was the T-rex's....WTF? how did T-rex's end up in a King Kong movie?? not just one, 2 and possibly 3 of them...
AND they must have an affinity for Skinny White Woman flesh coz they kept chasing her all over the island..I was thinking that there had to be more meaty prey on that island than her....
so then Kong decides he likes her..and he saved her from the T Rex's...
and eventually they came back for her and Kong killed them...not JUST killed them, but broke their jaws as he killed them..THAT was just gross..cool, but gross..
Needless to say, I wouldn't waste 2 hrs of my life to watch that movie w/ the sound on...but I bet the experience would be better if you were smoking a joint..lol..w/ the sound OFF that is..

OK, back to the labor! at about 5:30 she was feeling something, pressure or whatever, no pain, but the nurse came in...cathed her (I would have had a UTI in about 10 second from that!!) and realized she was ready to push!
SO they got the Dr from wherever Dr's go while waiting on deliveries, and got the party started!
They wouldnt allow 3 people to be there for the delivery, so Nicole oh so graciously allowed me to remain..I love her :) she is awesome...
so they got her all ready to go...broke the bed down, the mirror and lights ready..and she started pushing..it seriously took like 3 pushes and the last one was long b/c the DR allowed the baby's head to slowly ease out so she wouldn't tear..
Mark was a tad grossed out..lol..but I made sure he looked at the head coming out..
he made it thru the labor quite well..
Jonah Thomas was born at 5:57 am...6lbs 5 ozs and 20.5 inches long..
the after birth did Mark in..lol..he had to get some air..Nicole came back in and we all oooooo'd and ahhhh' over the bubba..he is so sweet...looks like his daddy! and has a TON of dark wavy hair..
he also has webbed toes! his second and third toes are webbed! its kinda weird, kinda cute!!
he nurses like a champ :)
Mamma Krista did so well and has a much deserved 2-3 day vaca at the hospital..

I so want to be a Doula, it is a dear dear wish of mine..someday..when my kids are older and more self sufficient...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A second blog

well, some of you may know that I deal w/ Major Depression..and if not, now you do :)
I am starting a blog about my journey..it will have my ramblings about my bad days, how I deal w/ myself and just generally how much it sux sometimes to be depressed...
I am going to have it private tho since it is sensitive subject matter..
let me know if you are interested in reading it or following..

A LOT of people deal w/ depression and if I can help a few, or a few can help me ;) I'd be happy.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Random Tuesday Thoughts

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it is friggin COLD here..like 7*...WTF is that?? I am SO over freezing my arse off...srsly.

I did NOT successfully fight off the cold I started getting last week..I ignored the sore throat, that was my fatal error. that and Giant Eagle was out of Airborne..TOTALLY out. they have THREE rows of empty spaces...I was not amused...I did however get it from RiteAid the next day..and they were over priced..so I took it and i think I managed to shorten it...however, I managed to get pink eye, viral I believe. which is something that comes along w. head colds..FUN fun over here.. I am lucky enough to have some left over eye drops from one of the kids bouts w/ pink eye and it seems to help...

Me and my friend Nicole were talking about drinking games...and came up w/ a good one for Grey's Anatomy....every time Meredith says 'Seriously!?!'(or anyone for that matter) you take a shot....how drunk would you get?? REALLY blasted.

We had a baby shower for 2 of our friends saturday...and I had a Chocloate Martini at 3 pm...heee...
Our baby showers always involve booze for those not pregnant...and lots of fun gifts!
here is a picture for ya!

I'm 4th from the left..

I managed to squeeze myself into a size smaller jeans..and tho I felt like denim encased sausage, I was assured I looked fine...

Gavin puked his brains out saturday night, AT his friends house...ugh..I felt horrible..Del was there, and the lid was down on the toilet..need I say more? and then he yakked on the porch going to the car...he didn't yak yesterday or sunday, but this morning he was up at 5:45 in the bathroom and he wasn't puking..struggling w/ sending him to school or taking him w/ me to work..since i am the only one there to open, I have little choice..and I have an appt today!
If he was puking/feverish severly contagious, I would most certainly stay home w/ him...ugh.
ya know, I have unlimited time wed, thur fri to be home, but no one ever gets sick then..

I also slammed my finger in my station at work...ours are pretty cool, the sink is integrated w. the styling station and you lift up the counter top to use it..well, I was lowering it yesterday and my pink got caught and severely pinched..my finger nail has a purple line across it and HURTS. alot.

OK off to shower and decide on Gav's fate for the day....

check out Keely @ the Un-Mom for more random..but be sure to slip on some latex gloves first...she has the sickies over there too...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wordless Wednesday (sort of?)

god knows I can't do anything wordlessly...I have to yammer on about something..
anywho,
This is what happens when my 9 year old gets ahold of my digital camera..
mind you this is the boy who won't speak to people he isn't used to, which means almost everyone..lol.

and yes, that IS his brother butt...I deleted the ones of the dogs butt..*sigh*








Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Random Tuesday Thoughts

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monday was sucky. didn't sleep well sunday night. couldn't fall asleep, then woke up repeatedly. got roughly 5 hrs of sleep. ick.

coffee good. want to mainline.

have to pee. damn coffee...still want mainline.


the husband got a ticket last night, for blowing a red light, he is always cautious when he drives, so much so I think he drives like an old lady...and the one time he trails a car thru a red light in a LONG time, he gets caught. 109 bucks. ick. no points however.

I will finish my randomness later..have worky to do today...fun fun!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Wordless Valentines Day


Friday, February 13, 2009

Foto Friday- gardens past


These are some pics of my garden flowers in the last few years..I am SO itchy for spring...
as you can see, I love sunflowers...I plan on planting bunch this year in the back yard, and in the front yard again..
The gold finches LOVE the seed heads...


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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

What my kids have broken edition of Random Tuesday Thoughts

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O.M.G.
Ok, so I have boys therefore I have surrendered myself to chaos, messes, LOUD voices, cuts bruises and broken things...I am one w/ the testosterone...(insert *ohm* here)
But lemme tell ya...they broke a window last night, in the big boys room...after they were TOLD to tone to knock off whatever wrestling competition they had going on...I was letting the dog out when I heard the smash of glass from above..and then heard the explosive rant from the Dad..ooooo boy....that was ugly...
The story we were given (I say story because I am not sure this is how it transpired..I have my doubts..there were some glances and looks exchanged that led me to not believe them...we shall see..I bought the tickets for the guilt trip last night...i'll let you know how they like it...) was that they were wrestling and Gavin's head was what made the glass shatter coz he tripped and ran into the window w/ it...
Gav has no cuts, no bumps or anything else that was suspect..
Now these windows are 80+ years old, so it is possible that he could have caused it to shatter by a simple bump..
but it had some force behind it...I dunno..
We will be getting a new pane of glass to replace that one..
Del is insistant that they pay for it themselves..and I concurr..it won't be a ton of money..uner 20 I am sure..
and they will assist him in installing said glass...
just like they cleaned up the floor to get any stray shards...

What else have my children broken?
Why THREE other windows in various manners..
one in the big boys room, that was only a crack tho..
and 2 storm door windows..both while screwing around..
Oh I am sorry, make that FIVE windows total...D broke a window on our porch a few summers ago by flinging a baseball bat and it randomly hit the window...

My god, I have my own wrecking crew. WTF?
maybe I should hire them out...

Dannion has had 2 broken arms....
Gav has had stitches...

It is simply amazing the chaos my children have caused...the wet floors (& dripping ceilings!)in the bathroom from bathing gone awry, the mud tracked in from outside, the wet windows outside from battles with the hose...

I know me and my sister never made this much mess. ever.
We didn't break shit or break ourselves...

HOW on earth did my grandmother do it w/ 9 kids? HOW??

Also, along the same lines of 9 kids..
WTF is up w/ the octuplets??
She has 6 other kids, and EVERY day there is a new twist to the tale..
She swore she wasn't getting assisatnce, yet she is getting food stamps, and 3 of her kids get disability...
Her mother, my goodness, she was pretty loose lipped about the whole thing......wonder if that had anything to do with how her daughter turned out...
I hope those babies end up OK, they are simply adorable..
and the fertility Dr?? sounds fishy to me there...
and she has a PUBLICIST!!! OMG! and is feilding book deals and TV show offers...way to make a living from your kids..
sheesh.
seems pretty convienient...

It is going to be 60* here today...w00t!

OK, I am going to shower and get ready for work (I can so do my hair at work! heh I love that!!)
I have 3 manicures today...yehawww!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Stupidity at school

Ok, so I drop Gavin off at school, mostly coz I wanna avoid Ms Crazy and partly coz I am lazy in the morning and would rather take him than get to the bus on time..heh..
Now, if you get there while the buses are dropping off, you have to go to the back parking lot, and the kids go in a back door to go to class..OK fine..
Now, it is a semi circle to drop them off, turn left into lot, drop kid off at door, leave lot, turn right..
Sounds SO simple..
RIGHT.
SO not simple...
I swear to GOD every day there is at least 2-3 people who STOP their car, PARK it and WALK the kid up to the door, mind you they do NOT use a parking space..they STOP RIGHT IN THE DRIVING LANE.
can you go around?
sometimes..but mostly no.
To be fair there are THINKING parents who will actually park in a space, and walk the kids up..fine, no big...whatever floats your boat..
I cannot tell you how many times these dumb asses have caused a major back up on the road behind the school...(it is a campus style so it isn't a real *road* but still, irritating when you wanna get the hell out of the lot!)
It is astounding..really astounding..
and there is ALWAYS one woman who does it..the same one, and I see her more often than not..I do NOT understand why she can't park in a space and just walk a tad further...
It just irritates me to NO end..makes me wanna bang my head off the steering wheel..

What irritates you dear readers??

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Lazy one!

OK, so we all know *someone* in the relationship is lazier than the other...could be just a little, could be a LOT..
who is it in yours?

In ours, I am more on the lazy side by and large...maybe it should be called more 'lax'..
Del is very very fastidious in many ways..he is neat by nature (I am most certainly NOT) and that I think makes him more apt to be a go getter and get moving faster on projects( and actually finish them! I am notorious for not finishing things..)
I on the other hand am much better at cooking than he..I can get better deals...on anything really..
I tend to look at things much more positively than he..

how does it work for you all?

This was sparked by comments & a post at Her Bad Mother

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Its Random Tuesday!!! YAY!

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Its time for another edition of my Random Tuesday Thoughts!!
Yay!

1- I saw a hawk of some kind today at work..he was poking around a shrub, I assume, looking for a small animal to nab...he was so pretty!
BUT I did yell at him to go find somewhere else to eat, as I didn't want to witness the demise of a smaller bird, or a rodent of some kind...he ignored me..lol..

2-my voice is STILL jacked up from the SuperBowl..heh..sounds like I have laryngitis..the parade is on TV today...which leads me to..

3- WOOOOHOOOO! PITTSBURGH IS NOW SIXBURGH! we did it :) YAY!! Steelers Nation ROCKS

OK, got that out of my system!!

4- little boys are SO damn noisy...urgh...and the ones here, aren't listening...locking them in a basement is appropriate parenting right?? RIGHT!?!??!? (tell me it is coz i don't wanna let them out..)

5- I am very very VERY over winter. very. Snow is pretty, yada yada..but I am just DYING for spring...I need my gardening fix..hehe..

6- I get to take a trip to the DMV this week I have to get my DL picture taken for my new license..and I make sure I get a GOOD picture..I have to live with it for 4 years, so I look damn good in it..

7- see number 3 :)

8- I LOVE love love Cucumber ranch dressing. srsly. alot. I dip almost everything in it...

9-My kids have WAY too many racing video games..I mean way too many. I bet they have 15...plus for the gameboys/DS systems.
I find them soooo boring..but at least it keeps em out of my hair!! heh..

10- DRIVING annoyance..I absolutely HATE it when peeps don't use their TURN SIGNAL.
WTF am I a mind reader???? dude, it is so not hard to do..flick the little thingie beside your steering wheel, and VOILA, the drivers behind you know which way you are turning..


Sunday, February 1, 2009

SIXBURGH BABY!

OMG WE DID IT!
the first team EVER to WIN SIX SUPERBOWLS!

and holy shit was that a nail biter!


YES!!

ETA monday morning-

Omg, my voice is so trashed...seriously.
Kudos to the Cards for making it as far as they did, and I do know the pain of defeat (superbowl 30 in 95..that sucked ass) it is stomach rolling , avoid ALL NFL news kind of pain...
BUT
GO Steelers. Srsly.
We are the FIRST team EVER to have won 6 Superbowl..we were the first to have 4..
We are still a history making team.
The games are always ugly, we fight, scramble and scrape to win..
it makes us fans yell at the TV, leave the room and PRAY to god for a win...
we also cheer, wave our Terrible Towels and scream like complete fools..
I was seriously PRAYING the Lords Prayer during those last 2 minutes. for real.
I took down the Steelers flag Del hung outside coz we have never had it out for any of the other games...
did those things help us win?
I like to think so...heh..

What a WAY to start a week...

HERE WE GO STEELERS!

OK, so I am a die hard fan..since forever..
I am SO DAMN EXCITED for this game..and so damn nervous, since we are favored, which so can be a bad thing for the black & gold..
and if we WIN (my GOD please) we will be the FIRST TEAM ever. EVER to win 6 superbowls..
and since I know the sting of defeat (ahem superbowl 30..) I am PRAYING to all of the sports gods & the Steelers god (and I know the Big Guy is a Steelers fan..I mean really, how could he not be!?)
for us to WIN THIS. we so deserve it..we have listened to SO many announcers and analysts trash us game after game, year after year...we have GOT to win this..
we deserve it..really, we do...

HERE WE GO STEELERS!

You can DO it guys, I know it!!

Friday, January 30, 2009

100?? Oh, erm, how bout 101??

OK so I miss counted and got my post count wrong..damn.
SO here are 101 things about me

  1. My middle name is Anne
  2. my maiden name is Buggy..for real.
  3. I met my husband when I was 17
  4. We have been married for 12 years
  5. I graduated HS w/ a 3.3 GPA
  6. I used to hate my name, now I love it
  7. I wish I had gone to college
  8. I WILL go to college, someday
  9. I am a gardening addict
  10. I have a DX of Major Depression
  11. I love to cook & bake
  12. I was 22 when I got my drivers license
  13. I love painting...walls not pictures
  14. I like to make people laugh
  15. I am not much for phone calls..I think I burnt myself out in my teen years
  16. I have friends now that I have had since I was in grade school & Jr High (Nadine, Becky, Rachel, LuAnn,..who am I missing??)
  17. I rarely hold a grudge...I have seen the havoc it can wreak and refuse to do it
  18. I throw things when I am pissed off...sometimes I aim...sort of..
  19. It takes MUCH to piss me off that bad
  20. I heart purple
  21. I love the smell of citrus
  22. I grow herbs in the summer, & use them to cook with
  23. I make my own spaghetti sauce...always.
  24. I drool in my sleep
  25. I also steal covers...
  26. my mom was 19 when I was born...
  27. my parents were married for only 2 years
  28. I am the only child they had together
  29. my siblings are all half, but I never think of it..
  30. I rarely buy pop for us to drink...
  31. I can eat a pound bag of baby carrots w/ some ranch dressing...in one sitting
  32. I love cheese, of all kinds
  33. I drink alot of coffee
  34. I LOVE plain black tea
  35. I am addicted to facebook
  36. I have a laptop...it rocks
  37. I can keep a secret FOREVER.
  38. I am SOOOO nebby nosey it is kind of wrong..I need to know everything.
  39. I can remember 90% of my families birthdays..but I can never remember ON the day of...
  40. My family is HUGE. Grandparents had 9 kids...they all have kids (except one..) and now the grand kids are having kids
  41. I will prolly never be pregnant again...*sigh*
  42. I have been online since 99
  43. wow, thats ten years
  44. we have only been thru 2 computers, and this laptop is our third
  45. I am cheap.
  46. I only buy wheat bread
  47. I freeze bread all the time
  48. I make my pancakes from scratch
  49. I love thrift stores
  50. I miss ebaying :(
  51. I hate housework, and tend to avoid it alot.
  52. My kids are carbon copies of me and my husband
  53. the oldest of me, the youngest of him
  54. I have recently lost 31lbs
  55. I have never lived ALONE. ever
  56. I have driven across country 4 times
  57. I have never flown on a plane.
  58. I am a HUGE massive slacker...HUGE.
  59. I hate laundry..and can never remember to do it unless I am out of clothes...
  60. I love growing my own food
  61. I was in remedial math until Jr high
  62. I did however, read at a 12th grade + level in 8th grade:)
  63. I never got past pre algebra n 9th grade, and then barely...
  64. went on to basic math unti I graduated...
  65. I also failed business math...really.
  66. I took Latin in 9th grade, which is why I know so many words and their meanings
  67. I have coffee EVERY morning. if I don't I get a headache
  68. I smoke 5 or less cigs a day...
  69. I *hate* beer..
  70. I drink Hard Cider instead (Woodchuck brand..)
  71. I also LOVE vodka...
  72. I am 25% Irish and 75% Polish
  73. I got my cosmetology education while in HS
  74. I have had my license since 1995
  75. my husband is a neat freak..I am most decidedly NOT..
  76. I feel bad for him sometimes
  77. i have a thing for Vampire themed TV and books..Buffy is awesome. I love Twilight & Laurell K Hamilton...
  78. I have to have one foot out from under the covers- you know for temperature control
  79. I hate wearing gardening gloves, but have realized I have to, or my hands will always be cut up..
  80. I am a HUGE fan on B&BW Japanese Cherry Blossom & their new on, Vanilla Noir is awesome too
  81. I have *had* to wear a bra since 4th grade..
  82. it really sucks being that young and wearing a bra
  83. but I got over it...I love my girls...even after 2 kids worth of breastfeeding
  84. I have never been further west than Utah
  85. I am afraid if I go to Cali the BIG ONE will hit...lol..that is how my luck works
  86. I have worked at a beauty supply, a restaurant,a deli, a dept store, and a salon...also did temp work at a warehouse...and I worked at our county fair in HS at a concession stand...OH and at Lowes in the garden Dept...
  87. I love purses...someday, I will have a coach purse..someday...
  88. I rarely wear jewelry...
  89. I can ONLY play easy on Guitar Hero..srsly. add that 4th button in, I am LOST
  90. I hate dresses and skirts...
  91. I typically wear slide/mule style shoes..I hate tying shoes..
  92. my feet, hands and ass are always cold...
  93. I refuse to live w/o a dishwasher EVER again..I went 5+ years w/o one..HATED it..
  94. We have well water..and I love it :)
  95. I have moved 10 times in 15 years...
  96. I plan on staying put now that we own a home
  97. my kids won't have a TV in their bedrooms until they can afford one themselves
  98. they also won't be getting a free ride to college...we will help, but not pay for it all..
  99. I love scrabble!!
  100. I dip my fries in ranch dressing
  101. THANK GOD I AM DONE!!

6!

Got Tagged by my dear buddy Jenni@Alenas Path
The 6th picture from my 6th folder in my picture folder...
This was last year, when it snowed, it shows my poor dog Zoe, REALLY tired of being in the snow, saying it is too cold to go pee...lol..

Snow Job

OK so it is snowing here in The Burgh...wasn't expecting it!!
it is so pretty tho...big fluffy flakes...all the icey mess from the last storm is covered over..
for your viewing pleasure...

my yard in the snow!


Thursday, January 29, 2009

Stupid funny things

I was just thinking today on the way home from dropping Gav at school, I have done some DUMB things. Well, let me rephrase that...dumb things happen to me...
and they are HILARIOUS sometimes..
Like, over the summer, I was driving just after a rain storm, and had the window down(I was smoking..yes...I know...bad me..) and I drove thru a puddle, it was BIG, and all of a sudden, SPLASH, in my FACE went dirty puddle water...in my face, on my pants..and it almost put out my cig...
and i was doing like 35 at the time..WTF??
It shocked the hell out of me, and it was COLD.
I bet someone was laughing their asses off at me...
I have NO idea, I quickly recovered and never looked behind me...lol..

and this winter, I was cleaning the windshield off w/ my wipers before we left, and I had the door open for some reason, and POOF all the snow came in on my FACE.

I just do dumb shit all the time...srsly.

any goofy stories you care to tell??

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Random Tuesday Thoughts

Yes, it is Tuesday again...time for another edition of Random Tuesday Thoughts

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The dog is stinky, really. he has that 'doggish' smell about him..ew....not overwhelming, but its there..

My kids have a 2 hour delay today, which totally screw my work schedule....I will have to open an hour late...no big, no one on the books..just annoyed in general..lol..

WHY is it that no matter HOW many pencils we may have here(which is somewhere in the range of 50,000...) we can NEVER EVER EVER find a sharpened one?? ever. I sharpened like 8 last week, and they are all GONE. gone. like an alien spacecraft is beaming them up or, a blackhole somewhere in my house is sucking them in...ORRR maybe, just maybe there is a troop of Gnomes that steal them at night....(I am going w/ the Gnomes myself...)

I am already planning my gardening for the spring. seriously. Winter is starting to wear on me..I cannot wait to get outside, in the warm sun & play in the dirt ;)
Yes, I am a huge geek..lol..but I love my plants!!

I have a new addiction... Scrabble Rack Attack I love Scrabble in general, this is fun, a way to keep my mind sharp..and learn new words...lol..see? GEEK.

Check out Keely for more random tuesday thoughts

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Semi Wordless Wednesday

OK so I dug up a BUNCH of old pictures and shamelessly posted them on FB and Myspace to embarrass friends and family..well, sort of...they certainly are good for some laughs!
I have some record setting BIG bangs in the 80's...heh...and pegged jeans!

SO for your viewing pleasure..me and all my young misguided fashion sense...



Me at about 14/15


Me in 8th grade...ew.

Me and one of my best friends Becky (my bangs are HAWT) I was 16/17

me at about 15/16

These are the record setting big bangs..lol..I was about 9th grade?



OK, pick yourself up off the floor now...stop laughing, wipe your eyes...lol..we all made silly fashion choices in the 80's

of crazy neighbors ,dreams lost & runaway dogs

FUCK.
I am NOT getting new neighbors.
damn.
Apparently Ms Crazy Neighbor checked herself into the nuthatch(I can call it this b/c I am nutty myself..lmao..) and got on medication...and she is a whole new person (gag me w/ a credit card and put me on layaway...)
WHATEVAH.
She is on meds, that doesn't make her any better in my eyes..
that just makes her a tad more normal and stable than before...
Which, I suppose is good for The Spawn, as no child deserves to live in that unstable of a home, including Satans Spawn...(and more stability means less of a chance of ME being on his 'hit list' when he is a teenager..)
BUT all the spouting off Mr Crazy did was all just talk, no real shock, since I am pretty convinced he is not only co dependent and enabling, he is also lazy and has sub normal intelligence...
and as an added bonus, I won't have him over here bugging me as much...small thing, but my sanity can be pretty tenuous at times...
seems that Del was right, and he wasn't ever really going anywhere...heh..I hate it when he is right..lol..

The dog ran away Monday evening..I opened the door to hook him on his leash, and BAM he was GONE.
someday he is going to hurt himself..
he was home in 20 minutes as always, but still..super annoying..especially since it was like 10* and I felt I had to walk down the block to see if he was still within eye sight..he wasn't..and my fingers were SO damn cold..UGH...
he was properly ashamed of himself...came home w/ head hung low and thirsty as hell...lol..
no wonder since he pee's on EVERYTHING he possibly can when he runs away..dork...lol..

Zoe, being lazy

I have the next 2 weekends OFF w00t!
paycheck may suck, but hell, 2 saturdays to SLEEP IN??
THAT is a beautiful thing...simply beautiful!!!

OHHHH and The Spawn dropped the F bomb, AGAIN, in context..
the first time he did it he was 4..and he does it every few months,,,and most of the time I ream his ass OUT.
I told him that there is NO reason for him to EVER say that word. ever.
and I asked him if he wanted me to wash his mouth out w/ soap, to which he said NO....
and I told him if he was MY kid, I would have his ass so sore, that he wouldn't be able to sit down for a week!
and then Mr Crazy called to ask me something about BasketBall and I proceeded to ream HIS ass out..lol..
I told him the reason that The Spawn says this word is from a lack of consistancy..and punishment...his says I do punish him, and proceeded to run down a damn list of things he has done to punish said child, I said well, it isn't working, and there is NO REASON for a child of 4,5,6,7,8 OR 9 to EVER EVER say that word. ever.
Needless to say,after that, he avoided me like the plague..lol
ahhhh sweet sweet silence...

Sunday, January 18, 2009

O.M.G..we did it..and Ravens DO taste like Chicken! hahahhaha

WE DID IT WE DID IT!!!
PITTSBURGH IS GOING TO THE SUPERBOWL!
AGAIN.
We beat the tar out of the Ravens..and found that yes-Ravens do indeed taste like CHICKEN!
Heh.

My throat is sore from SCREAMING WITH JOY....especially after Polamalu intercepted and RAN IT IN FOR THE TOUCHDOWN..oooo yeah..

NOW to win the BIG game and get that six pack!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Silly Sports Rituals



OK so I am DIE hard, genetically predisposed-to-be a Pittsburgh Steelers fan(note- my spell checker did NOT have Steelers in it...tsk tsk...it does now!)
and as a die hard football fan, I have some silly beliefs/rituals...anyone else who is a hard core fan does too...trust me..they may or may not admit it, but they do.
When we lost the AFC Championship game to the Pats a few years ago, I attributed it to the fact that I wore a bracelet I had just gotten....I never should have worn it..I hadn't ever worn it for a game before..and when I did we had a gut wrenching loss...seriously. I boycotted ALL NFL news after that game. it was just too painful to watch..

When we WON the Superbowl in 05...I attributed that to the fact that we watched the game EVERY week w/ friends of ours, and we went there for the SB...and we WON..that was a grand old time..I wasn't sure if I was ever going to see the Steelers win a SB in my adult life...and O.M.G the high from that was just amazing...we went out on their back porch and banged wooded spoons against pots & pans..as did the WHOLE neighborhood w/in ear shot...heh...it was snowing to beat hell and peeps were setting off fireworks..OH it was BEAUTIFUL..cellphones were ringing constantly..it was just NIRVANA...

If they are losing a game, I have been known to leave the room,& miraculously, they start to win!!
I wear the same shirt sometimes...
and this week, I am going to be wearing the same outfit I wore last week...my Hines Ward jersey, a pair of tan sweat pants...& the same undies (washed tho...cannot be that gross..LOL..)
I am struggling w. the idea of watching in the same place tho..we were at my grammas and that is 40 minutes away...I may see if the friends we used to watch w/ are available...

at any rate, anyone else have any silly sports rituals?
I know Julie @ The Cool Mom Guide has No Pants Sunday..which I so relate to

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Random Tuesday Thoughts

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AH it is Tuesday yet again!! yay! been a decent week...tho work has been way dead...I am NOT thrilled....

OK so here goes my randomness...

1- I deeply heart my morning coffee, there is nothing quite like sucking down said cup o joe in the morning, alone. in the quiet. w/ the dog curled in a ball beside me on the couch (shhh...don't tell the hub, he doesn't allow the dog on the couch, but I do in the mornings :)

2- I am STILL geeked out on Zelda for the DS....trying to beat it....how did we do it before the net? I have had to look up more walk thrus and guides...and my kid has to ask for his DS..to which I say 'hang on, i'm trying to do something....'....heh...

3- I got my hair cut yesterday! No big deal you say? Ha! It IS a big deal when you are a hairstylist...lol..no one has time or wants to stay at work later..lol...which is why I color mine myself...which is next on the list!

4-I think I am getting a sore throat. fuck, that ain't good. Airborne here I come...

5- my crazy neighbor(the chick) checked into the nuthatch...and so we know that he won't leave her...damn. I still have crazy neighbors..*sob*

6- I am a lipgloss whore...seriosuly. I have 30+ tubes...I need to go thru them tho...since I colored my hair red, alot of stuff doesn't look right on my anymore...
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Me, blonde 2-3 ys ago~me red, xmas
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Quite the diff no?? I have ever had to get rid of shirts that didnt work w/ red hair....

7- despite my fears of gaining weight over xmas...I somehow managed to LOSE 5 more..which puts me at 31 lost...knock me over w/ a feather...

8- I regularly drive over the speed limit. always. It is not good...I am going to get my ass a ticket...I have such a lead foot..its not like speed demon bad, but it is like 10-15 over..bad me..

9- people who MUST pass you only to get off at the exit 500 ft in front of you annoy me. they should be rounded up and shot.
10- my feet are SO calloused it is almost criminal. I actually wear holes in the bottom of my socks in the winter b/c they are so rough. seriously. I have a nickle foot file in my shower I could used every day...but only manage to use a few times a month....

OK that is my random for the week!!!!!!

check out Keely at the Un-mom...she is the originator for RTT!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Tagged!!



I been tagged!! yay! This is a new one on me...so enjoy! and watch for your name!
LOL!!



A) First list 10 honest things about yourself - and make it interesting, even if you have to dig deep!
B) Pass the award on to 7 bloggers that you feel embody the spirit of the Honest Scrap.

SO here are mine!!


  1. I am an animal lover at heart...if I could, I would have a damn zoo..but alas, the hub keeps me w/ one dog...whom I love to bits..lol..and if I had my way, the dog would sleep in my bed should he choose...but again, the hubby is a party pooper..lol..
  2. I gave birth both times sans medication, no epi, no IV drugs, nada. and I would do it again. AND whats more, I would have a HOME BIRTH is a hot second. yes, a homebirth..no I am not crazy :)
  3. I have never lived alone. ever.
  4. I moved 2000 miles away from home when I was less than a month out of high school..I would do it again too.
  5. I have about 30% gray hair. I am 34. that is so wrong. good thing I am a stylist...
  6. I am a cover hog..lol..I also grind my teeth and drool (gross) in my sleep. I also used to snore but since I dropped 31 (omfg..wow...) lbs I stopped :)
  7. My mom was 19 when I was born..she was a gramma at 41...and loves every second of it! My own gramma was a gramma at 44...and they both still look so young :)
  8. I read voraciously. I can knock out an 800 page book in 2 days..of course NOTHING else gets done..lol..
  9. I can remember almost ALL of the birthdays in my family. and that is alot of peeps. BUT no way can I remember their birthday ON their birthdays...have NO idea why...
  1. I am very socially akward most of the time. I feel very out of place and self concious..especially if I don't know anyone where I am at...I have a small core group of friends that I hang w/ and that is it....

Now, for my 7!
Cathi-@ mummaboox2...I truly enjoy reading her blog! It is always entertaining & she just sucks you right into her life :)
Brooke @ Martinis..one of the first I started reading and she was so welcoming to me in the Blogoverse...
Jamie @ Mrs Sour Britches one of my IRL buddies!! Her and i get alone so well..and see things so much the same...
Keely @ The Un-Mom..the originator of Random Tuesday Thoughts..whats not to love?? AND she hearts Buffy as much as I do!! (maybe more...lol..)
Her Bad Mother she is just a TON O' Fun to read...and to follow on twitter!!

and that is all I got peeps! Not 7, but a respectable 5


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tight Fittin' Jeans AKA Random Tuesday Thoughts

Yes, another edition of random thoughts!! YAY!
Its been a helluva a week here...back to the grind and daily routines...which I missed oddly enough..talk to me in Feb when I am half nuts w. cabin fever...lol...I will wish for some insanity...


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1-my uncle and aunt(who is chinese) & family came to visit my gramma and the rest of us last week..and O.M.G. she makes the BEST chinese food ever. she made pork dumplings, FROM SCRATCH. *drool* I ate enough of those to make me gain a pants size...honest. not to mention fried rice (which I can NEVER duplicate..ever. I have tried.) and broccoli chicken stir fry.. my god..I ate so much...I would pay her to make me dumplings and send them to me...like she has nothing better to do w/ her time..lol.. they have 3 girls..15-5...she is a CPA as well..and my uncle is a carpenter by trade, and he is damn good at it too!! I miss them, especially my uncle, who is my godfather...haven't seen them in like 4 years!! My cousins have all grown up quite well!!

2- I ate SO much this holiday I KNOW I gained a pants size (I like saying pants size instead of pounds..Denile is a nice place...) I have a Dr appt this week & I am SO scared to see the scale...think if I fast & have nothing but juice it will help me in 2 days? me either...lol..

3-my dog is 'singing' along w the fire whistle that is going off..heh..it is HILARIOUS.he sounds so funny..and he looks funnier still..dead serious about it..

4- thank GOD school is back in...those boys of mine were going to KILL each other pretty quick if they weren't separated...

5-it is freezing raining(is that a word?) here and supposed to snow later on...I love snow!!

6-I have to pee in the middle of the night 75% of the time..it is so annoying..I blame childbirth...I also say that my eldest will pay for my tummy tuck someday..since he stretched it all out..and the youngest will pay for the boob lift since he used them the longest (2.5 yrs!!)..lets hope for good jobs...lol..

7-I finally got sprung from physical therapy! YAY! I have a few new stretches I have to do, but otherwise I am good! Also, based on how far I can reach beind my back w/ my good arm, I am hyper flexible..lol..which accounts for how easily I dislocated my shoulder & why I always twist my ankles..need to tell hubby this..lol...or maybe not..heh...

8-crazy neighbor update...he is STILL not out..but he is supposed to be leaving this week..ha. ALSO...SHE is blaming the fact that he is leaving on MY HUSBAND. get that shit?? I said WHAT? Yeah, coz you know threatening to slit the father of your childs throat is never a reason for him to leave...she found the court papers in his pocket..andtook his phone & car keys...CARAZY...just hope she doesn't ask ME what I think...coz she won't like my answers...nutjob...

9- the big boy got Guitar Hero for the DS...I am curious how it works....and glad that they will leave my TV alone..lol..

10- I am fresh out of random thoughts..go figure...