14 July, 2005

HOA, Question of the Day, Random

HOA

I am on the board of the Homeowners Association for our neighborhood. I did not want to do it, I wanted Bob to do it, but he is not a joiner, so here I am. I have to work with this woman who is a nazi about enforcing the covenants...although it still looks like the ghetto sometimes, so I hate to think what it would be without her...

Anyway, we had 2 hearings scheduled for tonight, neither person showed up, they are both getting fined $50 a month until their issues are taken care of. If they don't pay their fines, we can foreclose on their houses.

What the hell would we do then? I am so new to all this, I probably should not be on the board. But no one else will, so I guess it is just me and T!

Question of the Day
What would we do without DVR?

There were literally thousands of hours of TV I was not watching because I did not trust my VCR to tape it right, but now, with DVR, it is seriously idiot proof.

Awesome!

Celebrity Fit Club 2 - whenever I want!
Old Will and Grace - whenever I want!
Love Actually - recorded it like 2 months ago and still have not had time to watch!
Monk - whole season, along with The 4400, and the latest Queer as Folk!

All filling up my DVR!

No pressure...or anything...

Seriously.

Random
I got nothing today.

Well, let me think.

www.boredatwork.com - always good for a laugh as long as you are not easily offended.

www.dearabby.com - she's a freak!

Things I Love
Chocolate
My family
Dr. Phil
Celebrity Gossip (People magazine and US weekly are like crack - have I mentioned that?)
Entertainment talk radio
My job
Rain
Winter
Snow
Being a mom
Reading
Writing
Matt Damon
Brooke Shields - for standing up for us all
Faith
Hope
Beauty
Having the eye of the beholder
Gratitude - giving and getting

Things I Hate
Bad drivers
Summer - heat, humidity, ugh
Kevin Federline and all his ilk
Bad grammar and spelling
Political talk radio
The current administration
Seeing people suffer
Ben Stiller
Ben Affleck
Pretty much any famous person named Ben
Tom Cruise - for the way he is crucifying Brooke Shields
Stupid Advertising
Bad writing
The way internet news outlets add one sentence to the beginning of a story they have been adding to all week and act like they have a whole bunch of new info
Jerky guys
Bitchy women
people who hurt children

I think that is enough for now.

Nighty night
sfw

13 July, 2005

Correction

So I said yesterday that K-line, you know, Mr. Spears, looked liked maybe he had climbed out of bed and tried to look like something other than white trash....well. I lied.

His suit had what appears to be purple feathers screen printed on it, and his greasy hair and unkempt facial mold/hair is just as bad as always.

Apparently he was trying to look like a pimp.. but basically he just looks like an ass.

go to www.msnbc.com, entertainment, slide shows, picture number 3.

Sorry, one day I will learn how to post real links...

Britney, girlfriend. What the hell?

sfw

12 July, 2005

Bedtime, GYN visit, Question of the Day, Miscellaneous

Bedtime

If it was a perfect world I would be in bed by 10, watching TV, and asleep around 11, then up around 7. Sometimes it works out that way - more often, it does not. I don't know why these kids cannot go to bed. We have obviously done something horribly, horribly wrong. Meghan is actually pretty good about going to sleep, but Molly fights it like crazy. She has a biorhythm like Bob's - up all night, sleep all day. Drives me nuts.

So, I am trying to get them to bed a little earlier, so I can get to bed at a decent hour and not be cranky.

GYN Visit
I promise I will not share too much...

Last year after Meghan was born I developed a postpartum edometritis...e.coli. I had to go back in the hospital and stay for a week and I was really sick. My greatest fear was that I would not be able to have another baby if I decided I wanted one. So I was kind of nervous about going to the doctor yesterday...I knew I needed to ask the question but I was not sure I was ready to hear the answer.

But he says that if I want another baby, this "One time event" should have no effect on my body in the future - no permanent damage, no impaired fertility, nothing bad! Yay!

Now, I just have to decide if I want to have another one.

But I am not even going to consider it until Meghan is potty trained and Bob has a job!

Question of the Day
Why the obsession with laser hair removal? Suddenly everyone is having all their body hair permanently lasered off. What is this about?

I too would love to have it done but it costs a freaking fortune. And what if it becomes fashionable to be all hairy and gross again someday? All of these hairless old people will be walking around taking Propecia and rubbing rogaine on their legs and underarms....

Now there's a visual for ya!

Miscellaneous

Saw a picture of the always TRASHTASTIC Britney Spears at the premier of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Her hair and makeup looked good - her tshirt was stupid, but at least she and K-line looked like they climbed out of bed an hour before to shower and try and look like something other than the white trash we all know they are.

Have you heard the Aquafina commercials that sound like Irish drinking songs but they are about water? OMG they crack me up. Too funny.

So it only took the Met a week to figure out who was behind the London bombings.

Damn.

And they are overhauling our alleged Homeland Security yet again. Boy oh boy do I feel safe.

I am being "Locked Up for Good" to raise money for Jerry's kids. I have not raised my bail. Anyone surprised?

sfw

11 July, 2005

Welcome, Random, Poem, Question of the Day

Welcome

So Friday night I said that I have a blog and someone asked for the address, so I sent it out. So if you are reading this, Welcome! Please don't judge and please come back because it will get better, I swear it will.

Random
You gotta go...
www.hotghettomess.com

www.thecasualfriday.blogspot.com


Poem
I wrote this poem for World AIDS Day. I cried when I read it at the event. I have changed the name...but the sentiment is the same.

For Charlie

Small boy, he never knew
What made him sick
What all that medicine was for
What made him different

I couldn’t tell him
His mother forbid all mention of this disease in his presence
I could only hold him and love him

I want coffee, he would tell me
With 10 sugars but don’t stir it up
I want it to be really, really sweet at the end.

Carry me, he would beg.
I could not refuse, and though he was old enough to walk,
His legs, like my heart, could not bear the weight
-sfw (c) 2004

Question of the Day
So against my better judgment, I called my former intern and told her about a job opening at my former employer. You know, the crazy place. She knows all about the craziness. But I talked to Carolyn who said that I should tell her about the job and make sure she knows about the craziness, then it's in her hands. So that is what I did.

Is that what you would have done? The poor girl has a degree and works at Outback Steak House. She is dying to work in a human services-type job. So we'll see what happens. Whatever will be....will be my fault!

Peace Out
sfw

10 July, 2005

It's Hot; Party Debrief; Question of the Day; Title Part 2

It's Hot

It's hot. I mean really hot. At church this morning the AC was not on until a few minutes before the service started (saving money - or someone forgot to turn it on?) and it was so hot that the pastor never even put on his robes, and halfway through the second hymn took off his jacket, and asked the old guys in the congregation to do the same so no one passed out. (The young guys like Rob were already in shorts......)

It is too hot to eat a Krispy Kreme doughnut. The thought of one, while usually a direct link to the purchase and consumption of one...or more...currently makes me feel nauseated and disgusted. Now THAT is hot.

It is so hot that when you go outside, you immediately begin to sweat. I don't mean glow or glisten or perspire, I mean sweat. Attractive.

I just don't like summer...and I never will!

Party Debrief
We had a lot of fun Friday night. My goal was no dogbites or wine spills, and we were successful in meeting those goals! The food was great (good job Bob, you da bomb). The company was fantastic, and the kids were all adorable and played together like little super best friends.

Brian looks fabulous - I do not know how much weight he has lost but he looks better than I think I have ever seen him. And I know that means he is healthier, and that is more important, even, than looking good.

I know, I know. I'll get my honorary gay card taken away for spouting such rubbish - we all know it is better to look good than to feel good!!

Anyway, after I took 2 pain pills for my head I had 2 vodka and diet sprites (Yes, the infamous Diet White Trash) and my headache was gone! Yay!

All the way until today when I went out in the heat and sprayed weed-I-cide on the lawn. Now, the headache is back. But I digress.

I think everyone had fun and I, for one, was very happy that everyone was able to be here - Patrick can kiss my ass (packing - whatever!) and John already had "plans", but maybe they can be here next time.

So, bottom line, we had a great time and if I could afford to entertain every week I would definitely do it!

Question of the Day
Is it rude to ask someone if they have lost weight and if so how much and how?

Why? Why not? What if it was you who had lost the weight - would you be embarrassed or flattered or both?

I have found that anytime I am losing weight I get off course as soon as someone notices. What is that about?

Title, Part 2
Another favorite movie which may provide the title for my blog...
Monsters Inc.

"I have a plan. Using mainly spoons, we'll dig our way out of the city..."

So my blog could be called "Using Mainly Spoons"

That could definitely be it!

Misc

To Julius Peppers -

Girl, you might want to do something about those ears. They can tack those things back for you, you know.

sfw