Wednesday, January 31, 2007

First Day Of Love

Things for the First Day of Love

Song---I'll Be There -*-Jackson5

Movie---The Matchmaker

Book---Ransom by Julie Garwood

Food---Valentine Brownie Cupcakes

Blog---Uncooked Meat
I found this Blog yesterday by way of some other blogs. Then I spent a good deal of time reading back into it. From music, getting older and just general life TK gave me a big smile.

"Where so ever you go, go with all your heart."

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

"it's really not my habit to intrude"

Now is the time to get rid of that unwanted Boyfriend or Girlfriend, Husband or Wife. That way you don't have to buy them a Valentines present. I'm not being mean I'm being truthful. How long are you going to drag this detrimental relationship out? Remember cheaters are dogs with flees. My husband has a friend that can't figure out how to leave. So in two months he's going to marry the problem. Yeah, that's going to work.


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A little music to help you along.

  • That Ain't Love- Reo Speed Wagon
  • In the Air Tonight-Phil Collins
  • Don't Go Away Mad-Motley Crue
  • Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'-Journey
  • Little Miss Can't Be Wrong-Spin Doctors

Now if none of these songs help you can always try Dirty Deeds by AC/DC. For the record I'm not a big AC/DC fan. When someone says they think you like AC/DC it's their way of calling you a Redneck in a polite way. I'm more Nine Inch Nails-Head like a Hole!

See I'm wanting you to get all the negative stuff out before I start the 14 days of
LOVE!
Yes I'm going to try to come up with a song, a movie, a food pertaining to my idea of love for the first 14 days of February. Can I do it? Ten years ago I could have done this in my sleep but today I'm not so sure. Stay with me, you might learn something.


Be safe...

(PS. the title is from the song "50 ways to leave your lover.")


Weather

Everybody has been saying what with the weather. Today I want to know what's with the weather predictions? One news station says we'll be in the 30's this weekend while another news station and the weather channel say 50's-60's. Which is it? If I'm going to freeze my ass off I'd like a little warning. Now my friends in Canada just called me a big cry baby because they've had negative temperature for about a week now maybe more.

5 days till SuperBowl! I found this Colt Fans blog! Pretty good blog too.

Look at that silly cat of mine out on Trinity's boucey thing. Sasha is a unique cat. Trinity was screaming like a wild thing in her sand box the other day and Sasha took off running to her aide thinking something was wrong. When Trinity takes a bath Sasha has to be there to watch over her. Now as I'm writing this Sasha is driving me nuts because she wants me to play. My right hand looks like I'm one of those people who cuts themselves. In fact I was asked that once by someone that I worked with. Then I had to explain to them I was my cats favorite scratching post. They thought I was a nut job so I didn't dare tell them about the time I wouldn't get out of bed and she peed on me. Sasha knew that would get me out of bed.

I need to go before Sasha does something bad to me. Have a Great Day no matter what the weather is!

Be safe...

Monday, January 29, 2007

Hey, your in my Space!

There is a person that visits my blog that has been totally wronged in the blogging world. Some male human took a photo from her photo page and then wrote a little ditty about her on his blog. I'm choosing my words carefully and being very kind. This guy makes guys that whistle and scream "Hey Baby" look like saints. This male human scares me. Hard to do. It's the way he uses his words that really bothers me. He makes the statement that he doesn't act on things anymore because he's changed his life. I wonder what he's gotten away with.
I'm not going to kid myself that this is the only sick twisted blogger out there. I'm mad because this person causes me to fear for my daughters and for women that I've never met.

Be safe...

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Murder...

The word murder makes you stop and take a deep breath because once that word has been uttered what follows is going to be unpleasant. In 2005 here in Austin a girl was murdered and listening to parts of the trial on Fridays news was definitely unpleasant. The girl was only 21.

The accused is in his twenties and his life is over. This thought has bothered me all day. It only takes seconds to destroy your life and the lives of others. Please take it from someone that knows, it's not a lesson you want to learn the hard way.

Be safe...

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Friday, January 26, 2007

Check out
The Power
Of
L

Be safe...


The Birds Have Spoken

The birds are singing to the gardeners "Look lively planting time is coming soon." I've heard that bird song twice this week. Last year I didn't have money for plants. This year I'm going "Hog Wild". I'm even thing about trying a flower pot vegetable garden. If the weather holds I could start a lettuce garden real soon.

Texas gardening is so different then Northern gardening. Up North you can plant almost anything but your growing time is limited. In Texas the season starts off mild and then goes straight to the fires of hell. Then back to mild again. The growing season is longer but the nightmare of 3 months of very hot sun and no rain make for interesting planning. But right now I can't wait to get my hands in the dirt.

Be safe...

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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Thoughts...

This quote was brought to my attention yesterday.

Great minds discuss ideas,
Average minds discuss events,
Small minds discuss people.



So if I talk about the Colts going to the Super Bowl I'm average.

When I made fun of Programmers I was being small.

Great ideas? Hmmmm

Ok, as blogger we are taking the first baby step to starting a true planet wide community. While we are here wasting time on the net we should get to know each other. Make friends. Learn about different cultures. Find out whats happening on the other side of the big blue marble. Talk about Global Warming because it effects all of us. And maybe, just maybe this is how we'll find Peace on Earth.

That's one idea. Do you have one?
I'd like to thank Avinash for the quote.

Be safe...

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Programmers.....

Programmers are a strange product. Yes they are a product. They are no longer human. They sold their souls cheap to the Lord of the Code. The Code Lord eats their souls and gives them strange abilities. First they become very, very arrogant. They need this later so they can call other programmers stupid. This process is beneficial to build a solid program process. The programmers also develop odd abilities to read big ass books that no body else can read or understand. Their reading tells them where the back slash, colon or nested table must be placed. They consume large quantities of caffeine and candy. This helps them to only sleep 3 hours a night.

Ok I wrote this just to see if my husband reads my blog. My husband is a programmer. The last few nights he's work until morning. And I mean when the suns coming up. He's also been watch Martha Stewart before going to work. I think I should start to worry. lol

I've recently watched The Guardian and Gridiron Gang on DVD and they are both worth the rent. The Gridiron Gang really surprised me and "The Rock" did a good job acting. The Guardian is a little bit "An Officer and a Gentleman" but the scenes of the coastguard rescue are amazing.

Be safe...

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Are you Cheap?

Is the word cheap a dirty word in your vocabulary? Well if it is I'll bet the credit card company's own you. Me, I'm cheap. I don't like paying full price for anything.

Last Friday night on the TV show 20/20 they showed America's Cheapest Family. They also showed a family that was into the credit card company's for $60,000. The sixty thou family has a nice house and beautiful cars but they are not really theirs. The cheap family has a nice house, paid for cars, 5 kids and peace of mind.

I recently heard about a club of women out in California that are not going to buy anything new for one year but food. The clubs rules state that they must buy used or barter for new items for one year. Now that's a club.

I love junk stores. I love Craigslist. To me finding something for almost nothing is a sport. lol I have a beautiful Citizen watch I paid $1.50 for and a Dooney & Bourke purse that I got for $3.00. That's just a few of the things.

Being "cool' is a state of mind. What's not cool is being maxed out in debt and looking down your nose at others for what they don't have.

Cool Steals and Deals is a blog that shows you where the deals are. Go check it out!

Be safe...

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Monday, January 22, 2007

Shaping Up!

Time to work off all that beer I drank last summer so I can drink more this summer! Hey if the Indy Colts can make it to the Super Bowl I can work out and get back into shape. The truth, I'm scared. I've never had to work at staying in shape until about a year ago. That's when I stopped working out 3 to 4 times a week. In the last few months I've tried but I've also found every reason not to work out. I keep asking myself "What's wrong with you?" I don't have any answers yet.

Reasons why I don't work out.
  • To Cold
  • To Hot
  • It Hurts
  • Trinity
  • To Busy
  • To Tired

Wow that's a pretty sad list. I just don't want to be one of those people that quit on themselves. I don't want to go around saying " If God wanted me to touch my toes he'd have made me shorter. I'd like to be here when Trinity gets older. And yes I should stop drinking but I live in Texas.

So my Question of the Day is: What's your favorite work out music?
Here's my line up.
  • You've another thing coming-Judas Priest
  • Lite up - Buckcherry
  • I hate myself for loving you - Joan Jett
  • Cowboy - Kid Rock
  • Space Lord - Monster Magnet
  • Addicted to that Rush - Mr. Big ( Walker this should be your theme song lol)
  • Dragula- Rob Zombie
Well I hope you didn't think I'd work out to Paula Abdul.

Be safe...

Friday, January 19, 2007

Go Colts!!!

Circle City
Is
Going To The
Super Bowl!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

I Need a Hard Hat!

It's bad enough that everything is frozen around here but now it's melting. My son didn't want to walk outside this morning because big chunks were falling out of the trees. At one point today my front yard looked like someone dumped party ice everywhere. I should have made homemade ice cream because I was getting the ice for free.

These pictures are not great but I was trying not to get hit in the head. I've lived through ice storms before but I've never seen ice fall off the trees like this. Everybody keeps asking what's up with this freaky weather. That point hit me hard as I read about the hurricane force winds hitting parts of Europe.

Be safe...

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

My Jacket

Here's the jacket that I won from

My Husband liked the ice better then my face!

I really like the Jacket!

Husband said "You look like a Secret Agent!"

Trinity said " Mom, your a Doctor!"

Now don't those thoughts scare yah!

Be safe...

Careful What You Wish For.....

Well I wished for an ice castle and I got one didn't I. What was I thinking? Heating this castle is like throwing money out the window. Thank God those dogs stopped the Slush Puppy machine in the sky.

I like snow. Ice is just dangerous. I thank my lucky stars that the electricity has stayed on.

Yesterday they had to close down part of I-35 because a FedEx truck flip on it's side. They brought in a crew to pick up boxes up and down the road. The whole time they are picking up boxes they were getting pelted by freezing rain. So if you had something coming to you from Texas via FedEx and it's late cut them some slack.

Stay warm and
Be safe...

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Snow!





It's snowing in Austin, Texas. Trinity keeps asking me where the penguins are.

Be safe...

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Row, Row, Row your boat...

I might need a boat. We've already gotten over 3 inches of rain and it's still raining. Many of the roads around here are closed. Tonight all of this might freeze. But I'm having a better day then the police chief in San Marcos. His police station had the roof pulled off by a tornado this morning and 2 of his police cars damaged as well . They also got over 6 inches of rain.

Here's wishing you all a safe weekend!

Be safe...


Friday, January 12, 2007

Chunky Monkey

Chunky Monkey

if you out there

Phone your

Mother

ASAP!


You can call me collect any time. Are you feeling me.
Be safe...


Thursday, January 11, 2007

I'm a Winner!

I just found out that I won at Style Feeder for January 10th. My prize is the lovely trench coat from Old Navy that is pictured in my feed! I'm truly excited! Wow!!!

Be safe...

The Devil Wears......

She didn't wear this bracelet. I'm showing this picture to shame myself into doing better. It took a whole 5 minutes to make this and if you look close, it shows. The second time I wore it, I broke it.

So did you like the movie "The Devil Wears Prada"? I like the point that they made about really doing your job or faking it. This bracelet I made is faking it. Miachelle is showing off her Mermaids Crown today and she's doing her job very well.

I did find a jewelry designer that's off the beaten path Susan Lenart Kamer. I've always wanted to make a found object bracelet or necklace but Miss Susan takes that to a whole new level. Wow!

Also a local bead maker BlackBerryBeads! She has a great blog. Make sure you check out her links. Some great stuff there.

Well my cat Sasha is at the patio door! I've decided she thinks it's a drive up window for food. Now if Sasha could only speak she'd tell me to super size that order. I better go get on my waitress hat.

Be safe...

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Something to do...

So your sit at home and there's nothing on TV. No Books to read. Your flat out tired of Blogging. Well go to ABC.com and watch "Lost" or "Brothers & Sisters". Now you will need a fast internet connection. I get a kick out of doing this. After Trinity goes to bed I place the laptop on my bed and watch TV shows I've missed. Sometime in the not to far off future we'll order our favorite shows online.

Go watch!

Be safe...







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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Style Feed

You will notice that I added a Style Feed to the side bar. Go check it out you might win something. The Key is to pick something $50 or under. Have fun with it.

Be safe...

Monday, January 08, 2007

Creatures of the Night...

Yes I'm talking vampires. We've all been introduced to the world of the Nosferatu. These strange legends have survived the test of time. But why really?

Do we love them because we want to be:

* Forever young
* Beautiful
* Strong
* Evil

Who knows! I don’t see vampires as tragically romantic. Most of the time their writers dress them in sad ass clothes that makes me laugh. Ruffles and poet shirts are so unmanly. Spiked heeled boots are really hard to run in while you’re holding up your bustier.

I love the new version were they are the left over descendants from Atlantis. Then they end up in Greece and pissed off the Gods. As a rule never piss off the Gods. The Vampires have been known for having a taste for the Romans. But it was the Celts that truly confused them. The Vampires didn’t know weather to fight them or to become one of them. Then again how many dark blue eyed vampires have you seen that can throw a boulder?

Here I am running down my favorite stories. A good vampire story is like chocolate to me. Every now and then I just got to have some. So I read three in the last week but who’s counting.

Some Vampire writers that I like:

* Sherrilyn Kenyon
* Laurell Hamilton
* MaryJanice Davidson
* Heather Graham

There are more but their names escape me right now.

Writing this has given me a craving for garlic. Garlic shrimp maybe? I think yes! Well here’s to good eating! Cheers!


Be safe…

I Went Hiking!

No I just went to Ikea. Well it felt like hiking. Dear Ikea people please move the kitchen department closer to the pots and pans department. That way when I get a great idea I don't have to walk 5 city blocks back through your maze to get what I want to buy.

Every castle has to have torch lights. They even flicker. We got these lights at Ikea for Trinity's room. Princess Trinity loves her room.

Be safe...

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Life and Children

How much of what goes on in the world do you share with your kids? A thought that goes through every parents head from time to time. Many bloggers write about what they won't let their kids do and why. In my neighborhood I'm the Mean Mom. Yes, my son has given me this title of honor. Sorry I don't pay out for bad behavior. Also I don't have long talks about world events. My son did ask me if we(meaning the US) killed Saddam and I told him "No!" He said "Thank God. they can't hate us for that." Profound words from a 14 year old whom normally only thinks about skateboarding and playing his guitar. Then to day I read that a 10 year old Houston boy mimicking Saddam's hanging truly did hang himself. That's sadness folks. My heart goes out to the parents. I'm sure they are feeling a level of blame. Just like the blame the parents feel for not having a gun lock on their gun. Yes a gun lock might have prevented yet another school shooting. I didn't tell my 14 year old about the school shooting. I figure he has enough to deal with just trying to get his Math and English grade up.

Be safe...

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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Sailing along in ....2007

And on the third day? I really don't have anything to blog about. No one to make fun of. Wait! Yes I do.

Who got a blog hit because the person was searching for leather purse's and mens panties ? Take a wild guess! People only hit my blog when they are looking for the 3 C's. Church, cookies or cactus!

I am so addicted to my Google Analytics data. (thank you Paul) Someone visited my blog from Istanbul. That's so cool and I'm so embarrassed.

Hey did I tell you guys I have my own band?
Want to listen?

Well back to sailing! You lovely people have a good day.

Be safe...

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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Inspiration...

Yesterday on My BlogLog I found Paul Sanchez. Paul did a Solo Ride around the US to raise awareness for dyslexia and other learning difficulties. Please go to Paul's blog 8 Wishes and check out his video. What he has done and what he is doing is very inspiring.

One day while I was working at the High School I had a student that needed to use the computer lab to write a paper. After a while I went to check how his paper was coming along. I couldn't believe what I was seeing it looked like he had typed Pig Latin. This kid was very shy and I didn't want to freak him out. As I looked harder at his word document I figured out what I was seeing. I was looking at a document written by someone that had dyslexia. Dyslexia runs in my family and at times I have my own problems with it. Who and How mess with me at times.

Many Men and Women who have ended up on the wrong side of the law are known to have learning difficulties. It is believed that if help had been given to them at a younger age they would have been better equipped to make better choices.

So please, for me, check out 8 Wishes!

Be safe...