if a biddy writes a post on an inactive blog, and no one is around to read it, did she really post it?
Today is the day. Pack up your bags, bring me a housewarming gift, leave your shoes on the mat by the door.
Look at that, the name of my blog actually IS the title of my blog. How about that!!
Now I have to figure out how to change my blogger profile so when I leave blogger comments it goes to the new place.
The $50 iTunes Giveaway is Sunday. Did you enter? If not get your booty over there and enter!!
I'm thinking that moving from Blogger to Wordpress is my progression to my own domain and hosting my own site.
I really like the clean .. crispnessiness of their layout. (new word, you like it?)
Dee-Dee, and Danielle did that answer your questions?
Connie.. Wordpress and Typepad are two different things :-)
I need to pick a moving date. I have decided to move. I have decided to keep My Second Journal. (although like Biddy said, Third Time's A Charm was REALLY cute)
I am not going to get my domain and self hosting for a couple months, I'm thinking maybe Augusty (another new word). I figure since I don't own a laptop my entire time in South Carolina in July I won't be blogging and it's easier to just use my same ole girls as guest bloggers.
My issue with all this is I hate change, but I want to change and I have to gradually do it, that's why I didn't just do it today. I think that I'm going to do it sometime next week.
Hotfessional and Psychicgeek were very helpful w/ suggestions. Well Physicgeek said, "Ask Hotfessional, she just moved"..
Other things of interest:
We got a new toilet, it's Awesome and flushes quick and good. I think it has a low flow thingy. Can I write that off on my taxes? Isn't it sad that I am excited about a toilet.
We MAY go fishing tomorrow. I will be with 2 fickle boys and I have a feeling 7am is going to be VERY early tomorrow. I want to fish though and I especially want to take some pictures. I haven't been taking any lately cause I just haven't gone anywhere. I hope I can walk OK in the wilderness. I'm giving myself until June 14th. If the SOB doesn't feel better by then I'm going to the doctor.
I am also having a very big movie issue. Tomorrow night we plan on going to see new Narnia movie. It looks AWESOME. But hello people, I have not seen the first one!! "Why not?" you ask.. well cause when the first one came out Drew thought it looked to scary so we didn't go. I figured I would wait until it was on cable. Now the 2nd part is out...BEFORE the first one is on cable. Why would they do that to me. Drew ended up seeing the first one on DVD..but not with me. The nerve of that kid. So now I have to figure out how to see Narnia tonight.
OK.. I am SO behind on reading blogs I gotta go.. Oh yeah, and work too.
I was thinking Wordpress IS pretty cool.. AND I was thinking of having someone host my site and stuff..
So does My Second Journal MEAN anything to you?
Like I know when I go to Biddy's.. It's Biddy's World..and that should never be changed. LuLu's laundry, Pioneer Woman, DadGoneMad, Dooce, Iambossy, workingmama247, parachuting w/out a net.. These all mean something to me.
If and when you think of me... am I bbmpsecondjournal.blogspot.com or am I My Second Journal and you click a link.. or am I MP's Blog?
Should I change my name?
Should I go back to MP's Journal.. That was my first blog that I shut down, that is why this one is called My Second Journal. Should the new one be Third Time's A Charm or something cute like that?
What do you think? Will I just do whatever I want anyway? :-)
Kinda throwing it out there..playing around on the template at wordpress too..added one of my pictures...it CROPS it for you and everthing. I also love that snap shot thing when you hover over a link..
Wow...I can't put this book down! I had to stop and write a little review and I'm not even finished with the book.
Even though I was in the middle of a book and my eyes are hurting I couldn't put the book down. I started it yesterday when we were at Dave and Busters w/ Drew. I got home and read until American Idol.. (Syesha was robbed) and then I read until I went to bed. Well I'll take that back, I read until J said, "You know you are going to be really crabby and tired if you don't get to bed.
I was SO into this book I didn't even watch Criminal Minds and CSI NY last night.
I brought the book to work today and plan on reading at lunch..and I usually don't take lunch.
Here is what happens in the first 2 pages..and you will see this if you click the link. Abby is going to get married to Jake. Jake has a 6 year old daughter Emma. Emma's mom is totally out of the picture. Jake goes of on a guys weekend and Emma and Abby are at the beach in San Francisco..searching for sand dollars and taking pictures. In a matter of minutes Emma just disappears into the fog. She isn't anywhere to be found. You feel what Emma is feeling, she's scared, angry and sad. I highly recommend this. $12 at Target and it's marked for the 20% off book club right now.
Don't forget about the giveaway:
And in other news my female parts are falling out of my body and sucking all the smiles and laughter out of my being. Anyone else get that? Geeze Louise as I get older the smallest things just get me all out of sorts both in my body and in my head.
I could easily just crawl into bed and stay there for the rest of the week. I can't grasp the reason why that isn't an option for me. I went through waves of motivation and any life at all yesterday. Things that I normally enjoy weren't even tempting for me.
J bought a new art program and screensaver for the computer. I chose to put a chair together. WTF is up with that?
J accused me of being crabby this morning. I wasn't crabby, well yes I guess I was, it's just that it wasn't towards him. It was that my fricking ankle still hurts and that is stupid. I am sick and tired of Weight Watchers frozen lunches. I'm sick and tired of having to work for a living. I'm sick and tired of feeling sorry for myself 2 days in a row when there are Chinese people..who by law can only have one kid..are searching for that one kid in a pile of rubble.
Do you do this too? Is this just me? I am SO ready to be retired and sitting on the beach w/ a camera, book, cool drink.. It really can't happen soon enough.
Edit: THIS made me smile..alot..
I read it over at Kim's.
(w/ the link it was a porn site..opps)
Heather (as in MY Heather) gave me a tip about putting an Amazon add on my site, she made $25 in 8 months! That's $25 more than me.
Ad's could be a pain in the butt if you can't fit them correct, god knows what would happen to my layout of I though something new in.
CHECK THIS OUT
Heather said she was going to be on Nightline over at Dooce... So I went to their website and there was a story..and it's supposed to be on tonight. Why do they still insist on calling her a mommy blogger....GGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH This is one of those things that I am just totally hung up on .
OK, I feel better: I went to the ABC site and commented this:
The term "mommy blogger" should be retired. Heather Armstrong is a woman, wife and mother who happens to have a blog. A "mommy blogger" would be a woman that blogs about parenting, pregnancy, motherhood and super household tips. Heather Armstrong clearly isn't one of these and neither are the thousands of women out there with witty, intelligent blogs. The media needs to quit lumping everyone together in that neat little package.
It's like the time they opened a grocery store near my house, they advertised it saying it was "On the Hill"... and the point was, that it WASN'T on the Hill. (the Hill is a neighborhood)..
So I'd scream at the TV, Radio, Newspaper, Back of the church book..wherever there was advertising.. IT'S NOT ON THE HILL.. It's very close but it's on the border, if you get out the map you will see. It's been at least 25 years that I've had this issue..I can't let it go. I think I'm going to be the same about the Mommy Blogging thing.
.... Although with her ad income (HELLO $40,000 a MONTH) I will consider going by MP Mommy Blogger, get another dog and adopt a kid..or two.
OVER OVER OVER
OK...now I have to make little scraps of paper and will annouce the winner late this afternoon.
Yes! You heard correct. We are having a little Giveaway! It is officially Sunday as I type this. The contest will run until next Sunday.
I was going to do the "random" computer thing..but instead I thought I'd do a good ole fashion "out of the hat" kind of contest.
This is how it will work. You can leave a comment..that will be a chance to win. I also think it would be fun if you would share what you would download. A movie? Music? TV show?
If you take the code for the button..(designed by my lovely husband J) then you'll get another chance to win!
(email me for the code OR be kind enough to tell me how I can type it so you can grab it!)
On Sunday May 18th at 1pm CST Drew will draw the winning name...I'll photograph the little man picking the winner out of a hat! It's that easy!
I will post the winner's name, then all you have to do is give me your email address and I'll email you the iTunes code! Gotta love instant gratification.
(Apple/iTunes is not affiliated with this giveaway)
NO..it's not going to be a camera or a mixer...but I think it's worth entering. Before I have to go bother Melinda to learn how to create a badge/button for you to put on your blog..I'm trying to figure it out on my own...once I do we'll be ready to announce.
I realize people blog for fun. There are at least 11 of you that comment on a semi-regular basis.
Here are my blogging problems. When I get lazy I don't use spellcheck. Does that bother you?
I ask because I submitted my blog to a company where you sign up to get ads for your blogs..adds and reviews. They denied me, they said I didn't write clearly and had spelling mistakes.
I don't plan on getting a book published or write screenplays for a living. I am having fun and thought it would be great to get $25 bucks a month or something w/ some ads. I was a bit embarrased and didn't tell J for a day...I mean that's me.. I write the way I think, spelling errors and all.
Well J's helping me w/ a button...he can draw!!
Here we go!
OK.. Thanks to everyone who commented on my rant and rave. As I mentioned J decided that he would like to blog now. He would occasionally come here and read what I write and thought it was more of a diary of sorts. After Georgia/Bossy came through town he realized it is much more than that..then he watched Dooce on the Today Show. I told him about the men that I read who are similar to him. He's very interested.
He and I are both going to go Sat to a Bloggers Guild Meeting. I'm going to see if this is something for me. I know that Bri is going and there are other bloggers that I read that are already members.
Saturday evening J and I are going to take his mom out to dinner. Before noon today I'm going to pick a place and make reservations. She lives about 25 miles to the West of us, I don't want to make her drive into the city..so I'm out of my element trying to pick a place. One of the girls in the office recommended Granite City Brewery. I'm wondering if that might be TOO casual. Then I was looking at this nice place called iFrattelini The prices don't look too nuts but it looks nicer..but do we want nicer? Oh I don't know.
Sunday we'll get carry-out and bring it to my mom and dad's. The dogs can play, it will be nice.
SO going backwards. Looks like I messed up my picture a day in May.. :-( Oh well.
Yesterday I took dad to get his orthotics . OMG..it was like pulling teeth. He didn't want another pair of shoes and I kept trying to explain he was wearing the wrong size shoe that is why he kept getting the painful corns. He ended up w/ a pair of tennis shoes and a pair of brown shoes, they are both very nice. NOW he is working on breaking in the orthotics. While I was there I told the doctor about my ankle. Yes, I know I wasn't his patient but before I take MORE time off work I wanted to see if he thought I should make an appointment with the doctor for XRays. Do you remember on this post I talked about losing range of motion. (I'll wait while you go back and read that)........
So yeah, that was April 25th..and it STILL hurts. So the guy touches my hairy ankles and says, "How did you do this?"...I said, "I woke up and I lost range of motion". He says, "You tore a ligament in your sleep".. WHO DOES THAT? Me, That's Who! He suggested wrapping it in an ace bandage to stabilize it. So last night (we haven't gotten to the hell that was last night yet)..when I stopped at the grocery store I picked up a bandage. I wore it to bed, I guess I shouldn't have because the PAIN woke me up. OMG it hurt, it wasn't even wrapped tight. Believe me I know how to wrap an ankle. So I am very tired today. Do I get to sit here at work and zone and sleep.. NO because I have to take my mom to a retina specialist after lunch to get dye shot in her arm. Mom wanted to know how the dye knew to go to her eye. :-)
SO..backing up to yesterday. I came to work. I realized that I had J's cell phone. I left work, dropped J off his phone. Ordered flowers for my husband's stepmom for Mother's Day. I ordered flowers for my friend's dad's wake out of town. I drove to dad's and took him to the foot doctor. I took dad home then drove and met J and Drew at Dave and Busters. After we ate J took Drew home and I went to the grocery store for the ace bandage and J's prescription..and cat food. (cat's need to eat too). I got home at 7:30..figured I'd relax, play on the Internet then retire to my bedroom to watch Survivor, CSI and Without a Trace. (yes I am a CBS addict too)
5 minutes later J comes in...big sigh..tired. He drags in all his crap from the Jeep..I'm all hanging out on Twitter then J says. "OMG we have to go back to Drew's.". .. My jaw dropped and I said, "WHY??". He said, "I forgot his school bag in the backseat".
I called Drew's mom..she offered to meet us half way..but that was silly w/ 2 kids. So we packed up Jack for our hour drive..there and back.
I didn't have time to watch all of my shows but I did watch STOOPED Erick give up the immunity necklace. OMG...Poor boy. I bet Ozzy wanted to reach over and slap him. Cirie REALLY needs to win that show this year. She is quite the manipulator..from day one!
Ooo Just got an email that one of our reps from Utah has bought catered lunch for us today. That means I don't have to eat my Weight Watchers meal. Yeah!!
I sure hope it doesn't rain this afternoon though...trying to get mom's wheelchair in and out of the trunk is a bitch when it's not raining.
I'll let you know how the bloggers guild and resturant choice go.. and Happy Mother's Day to you mom's out there.
Update: Mother In Law picked The Chocolate Bar
Yep, the place we went with Bossy!!
Thank you oh food goddess Tempered Woman for your offer... J and my MIL have never been..and I was all "hella yeah"!!
You saw that was in quotes, right...it's not the people I hate, it's the term.. I can hate it since I'm not hating a person...and not go to hell.
I just got finished watching the clip of Heather Armstrong on the Today Show. Kathy Lee should be banned from television interviews..for life. I can't believe Heather was able to get through that without slapping her. Where is Matt Lauer when you need him?
The media wants to group people together as mommy-bloggers.. I feel I am as much a blogger as these other women but I'm no "mommy-blogger".. I'm nobodies mother.
There are a great number of blogs that I love..and they are written but women and men that aren't "mommy's".. IE: Rimshot, Bri, Biddy, Dolce.. and I read my own blog every once and a while.
I think there are parent support blogs..the whole Q&A to what diaper cream to use and how to get your kid to stop wetting the bed. In my opinion they are mommy blogs, and mommy bloggers that write them. There are many blogs that I enjoy that are written by mom's. Heather, Linda, Sarah, Lotus, Pumkin.. I do NOT consider these mommy blogs..although occasionally they through out some useful parenting ideas.
Blogs are written by PEOPLE that want an outlet to throw out pieces of themselves and form communities of on line friendships or support systems. Blogs are written to make people laugh, show off your art, brag about your family. There are some people that do it as an additional or sole income.
Sorry to be on my soapbox it's just that calling Dooce a mommy blogger pissed me off. I read her because I enjoy her stories about GEORGE..the dogs, her parents, her travels. I really enjoy Heather's creative writing skills..her letters to Leta are hysterical. I do NOT read Dooce for parenting or life skills...I would go to a MOMMY BLOG for that.
Am I totally blowing this out of proportion? I was going to have J watch that story from the Today show, now I'm not cause it will only cause him to look at me funny, knowing I don't have a "mommy blog"..
Holy cow..I wish I had a $1 for every grammer and spelling error in this post..I was hot.
PS...J wants to start his own blog..he now realizes how many people do it..he said "ooo I can talk about stocks or cars or my history of how I was a miracle baby...."
Yep..looks like we'll be setting J up this weekend.
Kim comes here and leaves some snarky comments here and there..cause she's funny like that. You can go read her blog. She talks about her daughter, her honey, work..working out..fixing up the house... but there is more. Kim's older daughters were both killed in a horrible accident. Blogging has been one way for Kim to through her thoughs and feelings out there...and we..the bloggers that we are leave comments..and they are like little hugs and kisses.. they are good.
BUT..there is something more. There is a new blog now and a fundraiser coming up!!
If you are in the area you must go and show your support...for a mom, a blogger...one of us. I plan on being there for sure!
Pumpkin made me a summer header..and I couldn't wait for summer, I had to switch it up now..she did this using my humming bird picture!! Isn't she creative?
I am so ready for summer...I've been talking about summer TV..our trip to Hilton Head..then at work they are talking about a trade show that is right around the corner..it's in September for crying out loud, let me have my summer first, don't remind me that September is 4 months away..
The commenter's at Dad Gone Mad have made a list of all the commenter's from the day that Danny asked everyone to pimp themselves..they are in a race to visit and comment on everyone..so you may see strangers coming by and leaving a message. Hi people...
I may try going through the list myself..but for now I'll just comment back on the folks that come by here..and add to my favorites the ones that seem a fit. Here is the list.
Speaking of Danny Evans, I saw on Twitter where he was laid off via phone..NICE..that SHOULD add to his wonderful stories..I would think he'd have even more blog material now.
Good TV tonight.. Did you hear someone on NCIS is gonna die.. I thought i heard that too and the preview show Zeva shot...so that must mean it's the director..or Ducky..no not Ducky!! I think this may be the season finale.
They brought Shark back too.. Yeah. Love Jimmy Woods. I also like him on the celebrity Texas Hold 'em shows..he's an awesome poker player.
Tonight is also American Idol. I LOVE Jason Castro...but I have a feeling his time is almost up although I truly hope David A totally screws up and gets canned this week..I am SO tired of hearing the SAME Up With People performance week after week.
OK..I'm a little embarrassed. Am I the ONLY person in the world that had never been to a Qdoba?
Last night J didn't want a sandwich but wanted something, I thought of Mexican but we didn't want Taco Bell and didn't want to deal w/ the Cinco De Mayo drunks at a sit down place. OMG Qdoba is awesome. I got this chicken burrito that was to DIE FOR!! Wow...
OK..need to get re caught up with work. While blogging I'm so sorry.. I missed Dolce's SOS email because our warehouse stalker guy was hanging out in her office.. Opps.
Drew has annouced that this year he's going to pay more attention to the game and less on playing, he LOVES football now and is all about the stats.
This year we hope to go to 2 games, once w/ J's dad the other w/ his mom.
So I wake up this morning and start the same old routine..
hurry and pee..then get Jack outside before he goes on the bathroom floor..flip on the coffee on the way outside.
Bring my undies in the bathroom and start my shower..jump in. Lather rinse condition rinse..body wash, towel dry..little mousse..undergarments on...
I go to the bedroom to get dressed and J says..."Ummm, we had an earthquake while you were in the shower".. WTF, how did I not feel it? This time it was a 2.7 approx 10 miles from my house.
I get dressed, pack lunch, drive to work...I hear on the radio about where the epicenter is..so I decide to call J.. OOPPPSS..I dialed 911 instead. Police/dick show up at the office..not even a phone call first to make sure...since I didn't know that I dialed 911 I just figured I didn't dial enough numbers..you have to dial 9 to get out...
So the day goes by pretty busy..no time to read everyones blogs..Before I left I get an email from a gal in the PR department for TNT/TBS asking if I would be interested in a summer preview..she knew I was a fan of The Closer and Saving Grace..and HOW did she know. She found my blog...MY little old blog. Funny thing is I don't recall it on my stat report.
So I have no idea what this package is but I'll be blogging about it for sure.
Anyone else watch those summer shows besides me?
THIS is a good day. I have a book, my princess kittie Patches and the dog. Rocky..the other cat is too "macho" or something for this cuddleness and loveydoveyness.
These are my bed partners every night too.. When I wake up sometimes they are both ontop of my legs or feet..ocassionaly a face.
Patches is Jack's girlfriend..he licks her ears and occasionally her booty..it's an odd love affair. She just lays on her back and purrs...
I actually took pictures this weekend..I just need to get them in the computer. I have a whole month of this though...
...more to come, another earthquake and my prank call to 911...
Well last night after work I met J and Drew at the theater. There was a mix of people in the theater. There were families, older people, couples and a lot of "boys".. You know the 19 year olds that have been reading the comic books their entire life.
As an FYI I didn't have any background information on Ironman going into the movie. I knew he was a Marvel superhero and that was about it.
My opinion was that it was a great movie.. not Oscar quality by any means but it could hold it's ground next to Spiderman. Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow and Terrance Howard were a great supporting cast. Robert Downey Jr was funny as well as a believable character. Ironman for dummies : Tony Stark is the brilliant son who took over his father's business, Stark Industries. Stark manufactures weapons..They are the #1 government contractor. Paltrow is his assistant who does everything for him, Bridges is his partner, and was his dad's partner as well. Howard plays Tony's very good friend who is in the armed forces in charge of weapons development.
Tony gets captured by evil arms dealers in the middle east who want him to build them the latest and greatest weapon....he pretends to agree to their demands yet instead creates a iron suite that will help him escape.
The movie is a bit anti-gun yet it doesn't shove it in your face. As I mentioned I really enjoyed it as well as J and Drew.
Warning: Drew said that it was really good but the first part was not OK for kids, but it starts off the story (meaning you can't really just show up late).
Drew didn't elaborate on what he means but I can tell you that there is some violence...kind of realistic war stuff...soldiers that are real people end up getting attacked, and may or may not be killed. It was a battle scene more like Saving Private Ryan than a Marvel movie.
Then there are the scenes where Tony Stark is a bit of a "pig"....you don't see naked people or anything but you kind of know what was happening. Cutting that could have brought this from a PG13 to PG. I think there is one cuss word..at least that I can recall..I think it was shit.
All in all, I wouldn't suggest bringing children under Drew's age.. 2nd grade or older... it's a shame they are merchandising all the Ironman stuff all over Target.. So your 5 year old can have the Ironman figure but can't go to the movie. I guess they figure they would lose viewers if they made it PG..I don't know.
If you can wait..stay until the end...that means you have to wait through 5 minutes of credits. It's not AWESOME.....but I'm glad we waited!
Of course I told the 19 year old boys next to it that I heard on twitter we have to stay..and I may as well of said that Robert Downey Jr told me to stay..they sat.
The phones don't work. The conspiracy nuts in the office figure the govt bugged the phones due to the fact that the prez is visiting down the street from my office today..he's going to a "minority owned" technology business to talk about the economy.
I saw a bumper sticker today: How to piss off a liberal; work hard and be happy.
We are going to have a HUGE storm this morning. It's supposed to bring a cold front. Why is it every weekend has been chilly? I hate that.
We're going to see Ironman tonight, I'm meeting the boys at a theater by the office for the rush hour show. Mmmm Popcorn for dinner. Saturday Drew has 2 soccer games, one is at 8am..I'm thinking that we may skip that and only go to the afternoon ones..that is EARLY, especially when you have to get there by 7:45..and it takes us 30 miles to get there. One of these days we'll move closer to my work and Drew... Just not yet.
Anyone else watching Survivor? Loving that Amanda used the idol...LOVED IT!!
At one point in time Goats roamed free throughout Aruba. People would both own them and they would also be wild. You would always find goats taking free range over the Island. As in most places the government stepped in and made people "lock up there goats". Now there aren't many goats left on the island. We were on a jeep tour last year and went through more residential areas near the National Park. Here we came upon these guys.. No shepard, just hanging out.
I still wear that coat. I don't change coats every often..and that was shortly after I got my Jeep.. OUR Jeep..sorry J.
I have on my LOVELY Green sweatpants that have the wholes in the knee. I have to tell you, last weekend when I did my "clean up" in the basement, they went to the throw away pile.
I think I was about 11 lbs heavier in this photo. It was also taken with our crappy camera. So to get it to look half way normal I changed it to sepia.
As I mentioned in the previous post I will be doing a photo a day..although with my other dribble and dravel (is that a word?)..
So unless I hear requests I will be posting whatever the hell I dig out of flicrk.
I will NOT photograph myself sansclothes..other than that... request away!!
Rebecca has decided to take this challange...and she has links to two other bloggers doing the same.. Someone should make the linky love thing..
Anyway.. For the Month of May, starting today: Post a photo a day. I didn't hear "rules" or if there were any I didn't read them.
I'm going to dig into my flick account and pull out some photos that haven't been seen..unlike the hummingbird photo which you have seen a million times. :-)
Anyone else.. If so link back to me..which will link back to Rebecca etc...
J told me I looked like a dork as I left the office.. What? It's Cardinal Day..I can't help it that my only Cardinal shirt was purchased at the grocery store. When I actually GO to a game, I wear red. I can't begin to count the number of red shirts I have.
I love that about Cardinal fans. We almost always wear Cardinal attire or red to a game. If you look at a group of people...let's pretend 4 people go to a game together, at least one of them is decked out..and that is cool!
We are having hotdogs, nachos, soda, licorice (?), crackerjacks and potato salad..I think they had cake too. My wish would be that at 11am they would say.. "hey we are shutting down for the day and everyone is going to the game..here is $50 for walking around money".. wouldn't that be fun..either that or they breakout a half barrel under the receptionist desk. That ain't happenin.
Boy I could really sell some stuff if I was tanked..that would be kinda funny...
One of my favorite American Idol recap blogs is High Lord Dave...
This is what I wrote as a comment to him right after the show last night:
As always..love your AI recap. I disagree w/ your take of the show tonight..I know can you believe it? I'll boil it down to what I did like: David C: Both songs I thought were great and I hope he performs one of them on tour. Brooke: I am I saidSyesha: I thought she did a good job on both, she shouldn't go home on those unlike what Simon said.Jason: Forever In Blue Jean..It's one of my all time favorite ND songs and I will download this version from iTunes.Who I hated: BOTH of David A's songs..you do NOT mess w/ Sweet Caroline..that was repulsive.Paula..WTF? she was was lost..and she mentioned that during Idol Gives Back they did a thing w/ the celebrities dancing to I'm a Beliver and lip synching..so she didn't think that was a good move for Brooke.Bottom Two should be: Jason and David A w/ David A going home.Bottom Two will be: Syesha and Jason w/ Jason going home.
As soon as we watch the show J and I also go to www.dialidol.com and check out the predicitons. This is the first week that David A is not predicted to be safe. I think it's time for that boy wonder to go home. But the judges are really pushing for an all David final 2... I almost puked when Randy told him that version of Sweet Caroline was "da bomb"...please...I couldn't WAIT for it to be over. Just sing the fricking melody already.
So we will see tonight what happens.
Well, we all know I'm weird, right?
Well the doctor seems to think that I'm ultra-sensitive when my prescription varies even a little bit. He said most people wouldn't have noticed the slight difference... BUT the main thing is that I now have Adies (spelling fixes..sounds like aid ies) in both eyes.
If you have never heard of it you can read about it HERE.
It's a disease that they don't know anything about. They don't know why you get it..how you get it or how to cure it. I have dilated pupils ALL the time. I'm sensitive to light...and it made me go from 20/20 to being nearsighted. There is no treatment but to treat the symptoms.
The doctors all get a little excited, since they don't see it very often. AND now I'm part of the 10-12% that have it in both eyes.. Yeah Me!
So I'll live..and no Grandy..no patch...I know you were hoping.
OK..King Jack wants to play and American Idol starts soon.. Yeah Neil Diamond!
You remember that hummingbird photo? I think everyone liked it..right?
Well just click HERE and then scroll to MP and vote for me.
Now here is the kicker, Lisa and Jean also entered....and they come visit me. They have VERY nice photos in there too..but they really aren't moving birds.. WHAT? I never won a contest before.
Thank you all for voting.. I have no chance in hell..there are some uber popular people out there w/ something like 17 votes already...I've don't think 17 different people have commented on my blog in any given day...but vote often (kidding you can only vote once..I tried...) and thank you
What else is going on.. My eye..the right one actually. It is very blurry..and it's kinda scary. Last night we were in Sonic drive thru and I was looking at the Home Depot behind me..closing my left eye to just look with my right..and if I didn't know the big orange letters said lumber..I wouldn't have a clue. SO I'm taking mom and dad to the eye doc today anyway and they are going to squeeze me in. I just had my eyes tested and got these glasses about 6-7 months ago..so I figured this was above and beyond the glasses store doctor..I'm going to the guy that diagosed my Adies.. and did my dad's surgery. Wish me luck, I'm a little nervous.
I HATE to clean, I mean that is what my husband is for isn't it? Well he did yard work today and I started organizing the basement..it will be a major chore, it's just totally gotten out of hand. My problem is I buy clothes but don't get rid of the old ones. It is like I have a sentimental attachement to them. Today I put in the bag the Delta Tau Delta sweatshirt from college and the Eddie Bauer stretched out green sweatshirt... 6 bags packed up so far..
My friend Pumpkin is going to design me a new header..I started to give her comments then she advised me :"Hey hunny, I like what you've done but please bear in mind that, that particular header was just to check colour and so on. However what I will do is send the options to your email and you can choose . The header you have was just to check colour saturation and if it's ok, i've got another couple of ideas that are WAY different."
SO..I'm not going to tweak again until the master has told me that she is finished
The draft was today..Ram's had the 2nd pick and got Chris Long. He's Howie's son. Kinda hot huh? Makes me keep watching football I'll tell you that much.
Happy Saturday Night :-)
Good morning folks, Pumpkin here.
Just wanted to let you know that the lovely Mp has asked me to see if I can come up with a wee header for her, so over the next day or so, you may see a couple of different ones. Please feel free to howl in protest at any you particularly don't like.
As for the header that's here at the moment, it's just a tester to get the feel of the blog colour-wise...it's not staying, don't worry.
Well I wish you all a fabulous weekend.
Ps Mp hunny, if you want to change your header back to your flicker photos for the moment, feel free,
Poor Drewby was flying to KC w/ my MIL. Their plane sat on the runway for an hour, it couldn't leave. I hope he didn't get too antsy for Grandma.
But then I woke up.
- Amy Winehouse was arrested
- Giraffe's don't have vocal chords
- I'm addicted to twitter
- my fricking ankle hurts, I lost range of motion and I don't know why
- i have a bottomless pit of a stomach today
- it's going to storm like a big dog
- we had another aftershock but I didn't feel it
- i got a new cell phone, it's a razor and I like it
- this is the place we are going to in hilton head
- we are SO slow at work I want to nap
- i had a dream about tony danozzo from ncis the other day
- no drewby this weekend..first time since we got back from aruba
- drewby is going to kc w/ my mil..they are flying..did I mention the storm?
- last night..drew's little sister sat on my lap and called me BB :-) This is a pic of her and her daddy..she is a fricking riot..little piggy tails and a black eye yesterday..what a handful
- did i ever mention how much i love OTHER people's kids?
And now on to the meme.. I didn't get tagged..I'm one of those people that volunteer for a meme.
THE RULES (I don't feel like typing or c&p)
Where Do you live?
Where do you work?
(NO I'M NOT A COP SILLY)
What do you look like??
NO I DO NOT HAVE A BIG NECK
What do you drive?
Favorite TV Show.. (NOT A FAIR QUESTION)
What are you doing today??
What did you do last night?
What is your name??
OK..now everyone else do this MEME..
(Halfway through it I realized you could click on the image in photobucket and get the url DUH>>>)
Next..this is fun. It's a Birthday Calculator!! There are 200 day's until my next birthday.
And now the reason for my pounding headache..my parents. They are cuter than anything but sometimes I think there goal in life is to drive me nuts. My mother is a blog post all by itself. Right now it boils down to this: The woman NEEDS to go to a real doctor to be diagnosed for whatever is going on and get treatment. Either for the symptoms or cause..something. She will not. What she WILL do is complain, self diagnose and self medicate...and then continue to complain. Oy Vay. Today though we will talk about dad. Dad is a very frugal person, he always will be. He grew up during the depression and knows how to pinch a penny better than anyone. He will wear the same shirt until it literally falls apart. He doesn't care about his appearance or what other people thing. His own family would give him trouble about his "cheese cloth" T-Shirts that he wears that are dated 1983 Moonlight Ramble. Today I had to take dad to the foot doctor. He has been getting very painful corns on the bottom of his feet. His doctor shaved the corn last week and today we went to get him fit for orthotics. The key thing ends up he was wearing the wrong sized shoe. The man was wearing size 8's and he should have been wearing a 9 1/2. He acted as though we were on a shopping expedition ..he says, "I already have too many pair of shoes"..to which I reply "but they are the wrong size, they won't fit you".. to which he replies "I haven't' even wore some of them".. (cause the other ones haven't totally fallen apart yet).
DEEEPPP BREATH.... After over an hour of this back and forth..it STILL didn't get through to him. I have to call mom and explain so maybe she can explain better to him. He needs to donate those shoes to good will and move on. Basically he will now have 1 pair of shoes. He wonders why he falls. He thought the office was ugly and was pissed that they wouldn't accept Medicare. Medicare only accepts the claim if the patient has diabetes. Dad doesn't. He made me promise to visit him in the poor house.
ANOTHER DEEEEPPP BREATH..
In reality TV news..did you see Carly get the boot last night? Wow..I didn't expect that. I am totally psyched for Neil Diamond night.
In fun news we are going to Hilton Head in July. My MIL and her sisters have rented a house by the beach. We're driving. It will take 13 hours.
Well back to work..Drew has a soccer game tonight..if it stops raining.
I think for almost 24 straight hours I felt a little famous!!
I had 188 people look at my blog yesterday..122 the day before. And I looked...it ws due to direct links from bloggers cooler than me that had my link on their blog...including Bossy.
Normally I have about 30..12-24 returning vistors and the rest just fell here looking for wierd things on google searches.
Well that was alot of fun!! Speaking of fun..I am sleepy today cause I was up last night playing w/ the damn Twitter thing. Does anyone know how to make twitter tweet an automatic thing when I update my blog? I see where wordpress has a widget thing but there isn't one for blogger..and what I did find had that openid thing..which said they couldn't FIND my blog..and then I gave 9 gallons of blood and my kidney to set up an open id account and I realize.. WTF was that for?? It didn't do anything for me? 3 hours I think I messed around on the computer trying to figure that stuff out.
THEN I had to watch NCIS.. Cause come on.. Mark Harmon... hmmmm ssssiiiggghhhh
I have to record it cause we watch American Idol together.. I think my girl Brooke may be leaving tonight...live TV you really can't do, "Oh..I'm sorry, can we start that over please?"...
I'm tired..I wore my old glasses, even though it's the same script..my focusing is out of wack. I blame ALL of this on BRI.. and the Twitter thing. ... cause I can.
*** You can click on the photo to get the entire picture***
There is a photo contest at arewethereyetmom . Above is my submission. I love my little Aruban Hummingbird ...
Get over there and submit something..and yes I'm talking to you Bri...Connie..and anyone else. You can win a book on photography..for me that would be a great place to start!
Can I go out there to bestbuys.com and start selling electronics???
Can I open a store called Hallmarks and sell greeting cards????
How about call myself Jennifer Annistons and join the screen actors guild??
The answer to all of those should be a resounding NO..
So why is this even an issue?
And here is the REST OF THE STORY
As Paul Harvey would say...
What is the fuss about? Well if you go to my sidebar you will see that I have updated my reading list..that is amost everyone that I read on a daily basis..I think. If someone is missing please hollar... Either I forgot or I don't like you..
If I were you I would click on all of them and see for yourself!
You want to read something awesome..one of those posts that you wish you could publish for them cause it has everything? Read this...
Are you sick and tired of updates on our Sunday night out with Bossy?
Well if you are then don't go here...
Bossy did her recap today..
She seems to be doing a bit of zig sagging. I would be pooped if I were her.
Nothing else really exciting is going on here...except Bri sat on me and forced me to start using Twitter.. Oh my GAWHD it's like internet crack. I knew it would be. My twitter tweet thingy is on the right sidebar under "what you are saying"... I'm following a billion people and like 7 are following me.. Well really, what do I have to say.
No Earthquake last night...Just in case you want to know what to do and not to do during an Earthquake you can take this QUIZ.
Tonight is American Idol. I LOVE Andrew Lloyd Weber....but what the heck are these people going to sing? Some of those songs are just WAY to big for the contestants. Brooke and Jason..two of my fav's are just not big singers...I mean I can't picture Brooke doing "Don't Cry for Me Argentina".. We shall see.
I love the dvr..we have to run to Best Buy tonight..we'll get home then speed through the commercials. I don't trust Dial Idol anymore though. Last week they said Kristi Lee was safe, and she wasn't. I didn't want her to be but the thought of Brooke going home gave me heart palpitations.
WHY am I going to Best Buy? Well we are getting a new stereo installed in the Jeep! Yeah! The CD player didn't work, AM didn't work (and I love Frank OPionion for my drive home)
They are also going to install the XM Radio correctly..I had it gerryrigged..
Spring Showers today..and the lawn mower is busted..we have our own botanical garden in our backyard! Sweet..we'll if the new battery doesn't get here soon we're going to have to start charging admission.
A little more in detail.
Bri and I arrived first, we had talked on the phone a couple times during the day about the name tags..which I was insistant on..and I must say Bossy loved...
We started the evening with 2 martinis..shown in last nights post. Bri is awesome..and looks a bit like a mix of Keira Knightly and Natalie Portman.
I had to crack up cause the minute we were servered our martini's both Bri and I break out the camera's to take a picture of them...like that was totally the most normal thing to do!
Bri LOOKS like she is 23..but she isn't. I was very surprised she had passed the 30 mark. That's some good genes..
Go figure..Bri ended up going to high school with Julie. They didn't know each other from their small So Ill town but knew a bunch of the same people. Julie is with child..she doesn't blog much but maybe we'll change that... :-)
Not long after Bri and I got to the bar Georgia/Bossy arrived with her host and the hosts's snarky sister.
Bossy's host doesn't post her pics..she prefers to remain unknown.. Heather thought she could just wear a bag over her head like the unknown comic on the Gong Show.. LOL...
Heather cracks me up cause she is so unassuming..yet the quick dry comments that come out of her mouth would make you pee your pants...
Bossy w/ her Stretch Armstrong arms did get an awesome group picture which I'm hoping that she will post on her blog.
I need to get the entire list of people that were there..WOBL.. Wise Old Black Lady. Doesn't that crack you up. Raquita sat across from me...she has the quick whit..and AWESOME camera and is very big in the new St Louis blogging community..
Kelly and her daughter came. Talk about beautiful..aka Vanessa Willimas. Kelly got to get on her soap box a couple times..and talk about to the point..she is in the education field but IMO should be in politics..unlike me who gets bored when I'm talking to myself..this woman can keep your attention, educate and entertain you..her blog is fun too.
Sonrie.. I don't think I'm supposed to post her real name.. was there too but I didn't really get to talk to her.
I think if I had any complaints at all on the evening it would be that there were too many people. There were always 4 or 5 converstations going on at once and I didn't want to miss out on any of them. There were thinkgs I would have liked to have asked Bossy/Georgia.. I think I had a list in my head but there was just so much going on.
There was one other girl there but I've never visited her blog..and man was she cute and funny.. Bri is going to send me the link.
I GOT IT...I saw the link from my stat thingy... Miss Fluid Pudding!!
Twitter..should I or shouldn't I?
I'm afraid if I twit and tweet I wouldn't blog...
OK I'm tweeting..and twittering and Jean sent me a message but I can't figure out how to respond cause there is nothing in the drop down...
How do I know if there are other people I want to follow that I don't have their email addresses..?? I guess I'll figure it out.
15 women or so that I've never met in person are all getting together to meet a woman in a borrowed Saturn..who is driving across country to meet other women she never met..
Most of us don't know each others real names yet we talk about it on the internet to anyone who wants to read.
It sounds kinda funny that way doesn't it?
Well I hope to take lots of pictures...and I'll recap you Monday!!
Who else felt it??
Damage was done REALLY close to our house..partial bridge collapse..remember me talking about this? It wasn't even the New Madrid..it was in So Ill.
OK I'm at work now. The quake hit at 4:30ish. J was up and sitting on the couch. He felt it and was freaked out, so in order to not freak alone he screams...MARYPAT WE'RE HAVING AN EARTHQUAKE ARE YOU UP??
I woke up and was about to say, WHAT? ..but I didn't need to cause OMG the bed was shaking. I knew I wasn't possessed by the devil so it had to have been an earthquake. Of course we're pretty much earthquake virgins but we knew that had to be it. We checked the internets but there was nothing and I realized I still had an hour and a half of sleep left so I went back to bed..but like being on a boat I thought the bed was still moving. I eventually fell back to sleep.
News reports in our area include a gas main break and a partial bridge collapse.
Now...Do we all remember THIS post that I wrote about back in March...how about this one from December? Again in August I made mention... You think I'm a bit obsessed? I think it has to do with my love of all things disaster..tornado's, thunderstorms etc.. Now of course this was only around 5.2 on the scale so it wasn't the big one, it wasn't centered in New Madrid either..that is the one we're going to have to worry about..the one that can destroy everything from Memphis to St Louis. You can read about the history HERE. Back in the 1800's the quake made the river run backwards..THAT is some powerful stuff cause we all know how powerful water is.
If you didn't feel this morning's Earthquake tell me if you have EVER been in one?
J called me as one of my coworkers yelled.. EARTHQUAKE get in a doorway...
Well I didn't..I answered the phone instead..it was my J saying this time the mirrors on the wall rattled.
I HATE drama..the girl fights...bitchy, gossip etc. It really wears me out. I chose to avoid conflict at any cost.. but I can't help it when it surrounds me..
Please go to Dolce's site and read what happed at work on Tuesday. For REAL..
I had her tell the story..I can TELL a story pretty good, but she writes it better!! :-)
I just read this story in Yahoo this morning about ALS.. New campaign. The speeding bullet seems like it just fits.. I hope to see this on TV a whole bunch!
Did you watch American Idol last night? I did..I can tell you I think I only heard one of those songs.. J knew them all. He used to be a fan back then..that was PRE MP.. I think this might be the week Brooke goes home and that bums me out, she would have done great on Neil Diamond week. If not her it will be Carley or Syesha.. Kristy Lee is just getting a billion votes from the country fans..it isn't that she did bad it's just that she's not as good all around as the girls left now, she should go first. The boys last night were good. I actually liked David A's performance last night. David Cook though stole the show. Did you see his brother in the audience? They didn't acknowledge him I'm sure since that would sway the votes his way. His brother is batteling cancer and had a medical charter to send him to his performance. You can tell he was very humbled yet proud of his performance. Very touching. Jason's performance.. Yep...smoke a dube, sit back and enjoy all that is Jason Castro..Love him!
We had all kinds of drama at the office yesterday. Dolce is going to post about it I think today, when she does I'll link over to her.
We're going to Dave & Buster's tonight.. I need to bring a book. The boys play, I eat and read. It works well for me.
SUNDAY..this Sunday is Bossy Day. Bri talked about it here.. this is actually my first time meeting bloggers in real life too..I'm excited! Bri and I are going to get together an hour BEFORE the meet up..power in numbers and all that..so when everyone else gets there it will be just like having my little sister w/ me.. not that in any way shape or form I could ever be old enough to be her mother... I really honestly meant to start reading everyone's blogs before the meet up..but I haven't too much. Bloggers generally don't seem to be shy people or dorks..why do we blog? Why do we blog and our other friends don't? Is it a certain type of person? Is there one mutated gene that makes us want to type our thoughts, feelings and photographs with total strangers? Hmm...discuss...
Today is the first day in a week that we're going to have Spring like weather. Sunny, Windy, high of 74 degrees..now that's what I'm talking about!
OH..No one has voted for me..but I entered my Grade School Graduation picture over at Crystal's contest blog.. I didn't even vote for myself.
Is something up w/ the comments today??
OK... Read this...
Bri's friend Simon linked it to her comment.
It TOTALLY explains bloggy friends!
This was in a camera that was under my desk..
I think I've gained some weight since this..it's a good inspiration photo..my hair is longer. Depress..or inspire..hmm.
OH...Mariah Carey day on Idol. I don't like her..she screeches more than sings. I have a feeling Carly and Seyesha are going to oversing and yell whatever song they pick.
How is my boy Jason and my girl Brooke gonna pull this one off? Hmm.
I have talked to the stupidest people today. This woman insisted to me that LCD was how your TV would work in 2009 and then also thought that buying an HD TV would make it HD TV.and she had a bit of an attitude with the whole thing. I had to spend 1/2 hour with her to un-bitchy her..
Then Dolce had a customer who called her today..and FLUSHED THE TOILET while they were on the phone...
Then my mother broke the toilet seat. Cost $100 for the plumber to go buy a new seat and put it on.. She couldn't wait until tonight..well cause she had to go and couldn't go downstairs.
Sunday is Chocolate Martini's with Bossy!! ..I have tried to get together w/ Bri before hand..but she has something..or I have something..
OK..I gotta run..slammed today..
I finally FEEL back to normal. I took Wednesday and slept til almost 1pm..I was still all out of wack for losing a day of sleep.
Tomorrow morning is Drew's First Communion..I am So excited..
Jack got his hair buzzed..J thinks he looks like a sissy..they kept his mohawk..I'll take pictures, don't worry..
If you see another boy comment it's Jason.. From The Jason Show.. Bossy just went to visit with him on the left coast. He is a hoot. I spent at least an hour reading his blog today. His story is so open and honest..wow.
Remember my cousin who went to jail? Well she's out. I went to pick up carry out the other day and she was at the bar..drunk w/ the guy that used to beat her. Nice.. I don't know the particulars.
We may go see Nim's Island this weekend. I think I want to see it as much as Drew. Drew also called and said that there is a new Zoey 101 this weekend and that he was SURE that I would want to see it with him. (he's right!)
When do zits stop? I'm 41 for crying out loud. Bleh..
Guess what? It might SNOW here this weekend. Chance of Rain VS 32 degrees at night = flurries. When is the next flight back to Aruba?
I think today was the first day in a long time I read all the new posts from everyone..
Michael Johns and Eliza were voted off American Idol and Survivor.
I was OK with both of them..Eliza needed a Ding Dong and Michael..like Daughtry is better off not winning..He'll do fine.
I forgot to record CSI last night..bummer. I finally watched CSI NY from the other day.. I really like that one better than the original. I'm glad TV is getting back to normal, just in time for my TNT shows Saving Grace and The Closer to start up this summer... am I pushing the summer thing? I guess a little.
Have a great weekend!!
I decided to show you my keyword searches...ONLY the odd ones though...
old peeing penis - EWEWEWEW
anti-kansas shirts - KU SUCKS
calculate 900s guide to youtube poop - I don't understand that search
boys peeing in the park showing their penis - MAN...
hate chemistry pharmacy - I would too..
i'm a boy touched my dads penis - Please get help...
big rimmy - Hi Rimmy!!
mark harmon - HAWT!
Can you believe I never answered Biddy??
hmmm a question....ok, kind of an odd question: have you ever considered changing churches? i.e. not being catholic anymore?
A: Um, No.
explanation: If you ever met my mother you too would know that changing churches OR religion is NOT an option. I am 41 years old and my mother still calls every weekend to see what mass I went to. Not so much anymore though since I'm taking Dad to church...so she already knows when I go.
Drew is being raised Catholic as well.. we're talking about First Communion weekend all!! Very exciting stuff. My non-catholic husband wants to get Drew a replacement DS as a gift. I don't even want to explain..rosary's, bibles, books, money.. These are acceptable gifts, NOT electronics. Oh well.
I will never forget learning that most of the bible was stories..written for a simple man to understand and should not be taken word for word. I was heartbroken, more so than the Santa story. Faith, Religion, Hope..they are all so personal and so individual. Right now I'm at the same church I was baptised.. talk to me in 10 years...we'll see where I am then.
OK..I have blogging block and don't have anything to say. I was going to tell you a story but they all seem pretty boring.
I've done the Q&A..showed you pretty pictures.
You can see the entire Aruba set HERE . It is a work in progress.
I am very sleepy today, we're having thunderstorms..mom wants me to go shopping for her tonight, she's out of her activa yogurt..
Tonight is also American Idol..I think it's inspirational songs.. I sure hope I don't have to hear someone sing Candle in the Wind or a Celine Dion song..
I'll be recording NCIS in the bedroom.. I LOVE Mark Harmon.
I was slammed at work yesterday, today not so much. I could REALLY take a nap. I mean if I close my eyes for more than 30 seconds I'm afraid I would nod off.
I'm typing right now to stay awake.
I'm still thinking about this resturant.. Damn this was good eats. This was where I got some of those great pictures of the sunsets.
You got something for me? A meme? Q&A... help me here..
(this is what our time share is going to look like..they are just starting construction now)
Do you really want to hear ALL about my vacation? No..I didn't think so. I'll give you some bullets....
Aruba is in a constant state of summer. It is around 88 degrees and sunny..ALLTHETIME...and windy. You can get sunburt looking out the window.
We stayed a couple days at Tropical Haven then moved to the Marriott. At Tropical Haven J and I met John and Paula from NY..they will be our friends forever.
We purchased a Time Share at The Aruban. 1 week set every other year and 3 floating weeks for wherever in the world..for life.
We ate the BEST food everyday, I ate enough seafood for good health for at least a decade.
We went snorkeling where I fell on the boat..nice bruise. Horeback riding was OK..my horses name was Barney..he was the horse for the kids..that worked out well.
We rented a Jeep and did tons of exploring. We actually went w/ John and Paula to an abandoned well searching for Natalee..John actually emailed Nancy Grace wondering if anyone else looked there...I have pictures..we didn't find her.
There was a 2 point Earthquake while we were on the island but we didn't know it...we were eating lunch in San Nicolas at Charlie's Bar...I have pictures..
I read 3 books and watched some TV and relaxed...I won and lost in the casinos. I missed my bloggy friends very much and am so greatful for the huge ass party you had while I was gone.
OK..back to catching up. You want anymore details you are going to have to ask..