Sunday, December 31, 2006
yeah...I sound as ancient as Chet Huntley or Walter Cronkite or old Life magazines here! But...out with the old, saddest year of my life.
Best friend of about 30 years...gone...too bad...but a best friend is supposed to make you feel better, not worse...and if you tell me my life is immoral...this year, that's honestly not what I needed, to be judged like that.
Hooked back up with two of my best friends from the drunk years and life's a lot smoother. Nice talking to Mouse more, she told me the other day that I'm one of her friends she's had the longest, mainly because her local friends from high school told her she's not bouncy and happy anymore, and I seem like the only person that can understand why...holy crap...THAT'S LIFE!!! Am talking to Joe again, he's living with his mom & divorcing from his wife of 15 years...he misses his kids a lot, but sees them a couple times a week. He's also had some health problems this year....as a matter of fact, I called his cell phone once a couple weeks ago, he didn't answer, but called me back about a half-hour later, and told me thanks, I STILL have my good timing, he had been in the middle of a prostate exam...and all of a sudden, his pants across the room started ringing! HAHA!! Sorry, but ya just can't help but laugh...but, it's probly not a good idea to startle the urologist at that moment...
Dad died this year, I didn't see him all that much, but I did talk to him on the phone more than I had been, and we were getting along better than we had in years...I missed him a lot on his birthday, Dec 27th.
Psycho has actually proven himself to be just that...he's done some shit that, well, is just over the top that I haven't even dared to write in here...because I'm ashamed of it! He's not...he brags about it...
Stuff's happening here on the home front that I haven't written about either, nor will I...I just pray for life to settle down to near normal...
Mom's got the stage 4 lung cancer, and getting chemo for it. She usually says she feels fine, but lately hasn't felt as good. Still praying for her all the time too...
Kevin's spinal fusion he had years ago still hurts bad every day, and he still hates his job...'nuff said...
Tif is doing incredibly well, I am SO HAPPY for that!! If I had to choose one person in my life to be doing well, it would be her, hands down, no choice!! I had my chance at 23...now it's her turn!
My ms still sucks a big one, but...well, I guess it could be a lot worse...at least I haven't lost anything else this year...except my happiness and positive attitude...I'm calling this "the year of the tear"...
DrOoPs!! Goodbye 2006, thank God you're gone!!
Friday, December 29, 2006
We all went to Bro's house on Christmas Eve for dinner & presents...and we had a lot of fun! Even Psycho was there with Mom, and he was actually being rather sociable! (odd). He actually talked to people! And when Kev, Tif, & I left, Bro, his wife, and all 4 of his kids & his son's girlfriend came up (from the sunken living room) to give us all hugs...and all of a sudden, Psycho popped out from the other living room around the corner, and was shaking Kev's hand, then he hugged me so tight that I thought my whole top half was gonna pop off and bounce down into the fireplace!! They have 2 dogs, one of them is, umm, well, kinda, a regular dog, but she only has 2 legs. She is SUCH a good dog! And their other dog is a teeny little purebred Yorkie or something...and she is the MOST lovable dog (except Jenga!) I've ever met! Even Kev had her on his lap most of the night, and usually the only animal he likes is Truman!
So when we got home, it was about midnight, and Tif took off upstairs to bed (she said she was tired, but I think she was afraid Santa wouldn't come if she was awake! heehee!). Kev & I finished everything (cuz, of course, there's no presents under the tree until Santa comes in the night!), and got to bed about 3 am...but I felt like a little kid myself!! I don't think I slept AT ALL that night!! Luckily, Tif didn't let me down...6 am on the dot, she was crawling in bed with us, "C'mon, guys!! It's Christmas morning!!" Keep in mind...she's 23!! But, ya know, I wouldn't have it any other way. When she was 10-ish, it wasn't just crawling in bed, it was jumping on the bed!!
We went to Kev's mom & dad's about 10 am, and were there all day, probly til 8 or 9 at night! Tons of presents for everyone, and over there, we open presents one at a time, and of course, the 5 year old twins were there, so that was a lot of fun to watch them!!
I called Mouse yesterday, and she said her Christmas was good too...she has a 15 1/2 year old daughter, and she told me that her girl has been nagging & bugging for a brand new car for Christmas. Which in itself is kind of funny, cuz #1, she can't drive by herself, & #2, Mouse is like us, not even close to having that kind of money, for heaven's sake! So, Mouse said she got a set of car keys, and was gonna put them in C's stocking with a note that said "Your car's in the garage", and was gonna buy a Matchbox car & put it in the middle of the garage. Ouch! But she didn't, cuz she thought about it, and figured that her daughter would start crying, and she'd feel like shit, so she didn't. I'm proud of her for not doing it...but I'm prouder of her for thinking of it! I think that makes me mean, though, doesn't it?
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Tuesday, December 19, 2006
So today, obviously, was 'Tiffany Tuesday'. It was fun, they were doing a contest by playing a movie line and you had to call in & tell what Christmas movie it was from...the prize was some chocolates from a candy store in town. Tiff immediately announces "Mom! I hope you know that! Call, cuz I want those peanut clusters!!". But, of course, I didn't...it was 'Scrooged', and I never saw that.
And at the end of the show, they had the city's fire inspector on talking about fire safety around Christmas and all. He was saying that candles are very dangerous, and, especially if you have a real tree, keep all heating stuff (including candles!) at least 3 feet away from it. So Tiff busts in with "Does that mean I shouldn't use my candle-lined tree skirt?" :-D!!
Anyway...so is everyone ready for Christmas?? Huh? Huh?? Oh, wait, I have one more question....we never send Christmas cards anymore (a quaint old custom, is what I call it...but that's just me...), but....is it my imagination, or are lots of people not doing them anymore? Like, is life too busy to do Christmas cards anymore? I have absolutely no business saying that, since I don't do 'em anymore, but I just don't do them cuz I can't write anymore...but what's your excuse? haha! But I remember when I was a little kid, Mom spent almost all month doing them, and we'd get probably 50 or more a year. I used to send cards every year, and was pretty good at keeping up on it. I do remember one of the first years Kev & I were married, we were getting Christmas cards almost every day in December. One day, I had just gotten home from work, come in, shut the door, and all of a sudden somebody's knocking. I turn around and open the door, and it's the mailman. He hands me a Christmas card envelope, I take it, and he says "I'm sorry, ma'am, but there's twenty-whatever cents postage due on it...they forgot the stamp, and I have to collect it...". Talk about embarrassment for that guy!! And talk about more laughter about it....the card was from Kev's mom!!! That's gonna be family history forever!
Well, I did order one/two more things yesterday, but I'm totally not even hoping they'll get here before Christmas...I got one pkg yesterday, but, damn, there BETTER be a whole lot more here in a day or two!
Okay...gotta go start making the list of gift cards we still need for people so Kev & Tif can get them before Christmas eve at Bro's! Don't you LOVE when people say that all they want for Christmas is a gift card to XXXX place?? I know some people like presents to be more personal, but..well, you know, if it's someone who doesn't know for sure what they want right now, but they know where they want to get stuff, well, what's better than to give something you know they want?? BTW...Bro & his wife's 30th anniversary was on my birthday, too!
Friday, December 15, 2006
Yesterday was 'Tiffany Thursday' on WDCM...she couldn't be there Tuesday, cuz she's been sick since Sunday...went to the dr Monday, and he told her to stay home til Thursday and take antibiotics for 10 days...tested for strep, but she didn't have it (good! me getting steroids kills my immune system, and I don't need any extra germs!). So, she decided last week that since they had a 'people party' at the station, they had to have a 'pet party' this Thursday! About 6 or 7 people showed up with their dogs, + Tif with hers and Zak's dog, Jenga, the Papillon. Or, as Tif calls her, 'Princess Jenga'! She really is the best dog, though! Even though I'm not a dog person, I LOVE her!! One of the people brought his Jack Russell...Tif said it didn't even look like a Jack Russell terrier, it was so fat!! The guy that owned it told them, in a bragging way, that it weighs 35 lbs!! Tif said it actually looked like a footstool!! The pet store here in town had donated lots of doggie treats and presents for the dogs...there were pig ears. Gary tried to give Jenga one, and Tif threw a fit on the air! "Don't give her those! I don't want her to have those! The pig might've had a disease or something, & I don't want Jenga to catch anything and die!!" Meanwhile, the Jack Russell is chomping away loudly on them...but he had a whole lot more weight than Jenga...she's like, maybe 12 lbs!
So I'm in a better mood today. Besides being on steroids, I actually ordered most of our Christmas presents yesterday...web shopping is the BEST!! And Kevin got big stuff yesterday too. I told him, "See? We do our best work under pressure"...after all, we dated for 4 months before he asked me to marry him, then we were engaged for 62 1/2 hours before we got married! And our 17th anniversary is in February.
Okay...I hafta go find a few more things for Tif on the web...today's the last day I wanna order off here...
Thursday, December 07, 2006
And Our Friends...
Tiffany on TuesdayOur "official" morning show hair stylist---and our newest "Queen of Morning Perkiness" Listen Tuesday mornings for Tiffany's Celebrity News Flash...and Trash!
How cool is this?? This is on the WDCM website where it introduces the "good morning show" team! But...queen of morning perkiness?? I beg to differ...haha!
Anyway...more bragging, since the radio station only reaches this county...the lead morning guy, Gary, told Tif that he knows she's 'the most popular', because they get the most phone calls when she's on the air with them! Actually, this week, I was the first person to call them at 6:10 am, because Gary was joking on the air that they were gonna fire her cuz she was almost late. I called, Gary answered, and I said, "Gary, how can you fire her?? SHE'S A VOLUNTEER!!" He laughed, then patched me through so my phone call was on air too...and he was making fun of her cuz the first thing they had done when she got there was have her gargle and sing a Christmas song! And she's never actually gargled before, so she was spitting water all over the place...the guys were soaked!! Actually, he jumped all over me, because, as her mom, why did I never teach her how to gargle?? I said, 'I was afraid she might choke...obviously, it WAS the right decision, huh?' He laughed and said yeah...it would've been a mess! Then they played another Christmas song, "Walkin' Round In Women's Underwear", and I got off the phone. Then Tif was talking about how wrong that song was, it gave her goose bumps! My mom also called to say that her brother had the record with all that guy's songs on it, but she hung up before they could put her on the air. Then Kev's mom called in, to give a "public service announcement" about her church's upcoming play this weekend. Then Kev's sister called in, and they ended up talking about how over the weekend, she & Tif were talking about a George Foreman grill, and Tif called it a 'George Michael grill'!
Then they were asking Tif what she took at the Career Center high school, and she said, well...cosmetology was her first choice, but it was full...then she tried horticulture...but it was full too...so she took culinary arts...but to this day, she HATES to cook!! She told everybody about the time she was making Christmas cookies for the Rotary Club meeting, and it called for a teaspoon of ground cloves...she used (by mistake!) a teaspoon of WHOLE cloves!! And she told everybody about the time she 'caught on fire'! They used gas stoves out there, and her oven mitt caught fire, but she didn't see it until one of the guys walked past and said, very calmly, "You're on fire, Tiffany.". She started screaming, and running around, waving the hand with the oven mitt on it around in the air! Why in the hell she didn't take the mitt off, nobody knows! Then her chef jacket caught fire too and she really started screaming!! Gary & Sean were laughing, and asked "Hasn't your mom ever told you 'stop, drop, & roll' either?? She said YES! But you really aren't thinking when you're BURNING!! Luckily, the guy that told her she was on fire got a wet towel and threw it on her! So, thankfully, I still have a daughter!! Then Chef H. , her old teacher, called & said she was coming to their Christmas party at the station Friday morning...but only if Tiffany didn't cook the breakfast!!
So, Tiffany's official morning Christmas song is "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas"...they'll play that every Tuesday morning for her.
Monday, December 04, 2006
Yup...I was looking all over for Truman this morning, and I finally found him!! Doofus cat! He decided yesterday that this is his favorite place to be, cuz he can see everything and I hafta get on the floor to see him!
Tiffany always puts the tree together now, and puts all the lights on it, and everything...if even one light isn't in the right place, or one branch isn't bent the right way, she's on it immediately! She and Kevin are both so precise and perfect when they do this...I wouldn't have the patience to be that exact about it, but I'm happy they do! Cuz pretty much, my hands are so clumsy, and shaky, I can't do it anymore. Boo! The southwestern border at the top of the wall...well, the blue parts of that are my pride and joy, because Kevin and I did that in 1993, before I knew I had ms, or had any symptoms, and my hands weren't shaky, and I was standing on top of a freakin' ladder with absolutely NO balance problem, and, obviously my hands were steady! Grrrrr....oh well...I know God never gives you more than you can handle...(but he has to know I'm weaker than this!).
Zak came over while we were putting up the tree, and we were telling him about funny stuff that's happened since we've lived here...such as...
The girl across the street that lived there for the first 5 or so years we were here, that was at one of Tiff's b'day parties, that we had mini pumpkins hidden in the yard with numbers I wrote on 'em,and when the kids found them, they'd run up on the deck, and give them to me, and I'd give the the prize with that # on it. So that girl, she was kinda "big" (around), and she found the first pumpkin, and came running up the steps with it...Kev had the camcorder & was taping the whole thing, and you saw her start up the steps. All of a sudden, she tripped on the top step, and in the tape, you see her running, yelling "yay!", and hear footsteps on the steps "thump, thump, thump" and all of a sudden you heard "ooof" and she disappeared! She was ok, but it was funny as hell! (to us, anyway!). That was like, when she was 6 or 7.
A few years later she had an ongoing feud with a girl on the next street, and they got in a fight across the street, and Tif pushed her over backwards off a brick sidewalk wall, and the 'pummeling' ensued! By both, mind you! This is a good middle-class neighborhood. Two cute little blonds, beating each other up in someone else's front yard! The next day, a "Crime Watch Area" sign was put up by the curb...in front of our house! And, 15 years later, it's still there!!
One of the coolest things was when 'Uncle Ken' used to come over in the evenings in the summer & play "Go To Court" (I have no idea how that's played, but it kinda sounds like tag/hide-&-seek type of thing) with all the kids around here, probly about 10, at that time. I actually miss hearing all the yelling & screaming outside in the evenings when there used to be little kids in this neighborhood. I never thought I'd say THAT!!
And when it was Halloween...we made a haunted porch, with all kinds of scary stuff, fake spiderwebs & all...and Kev's brother & sister & their girlfriend & boyfriend used to help, so when kids got up on the porch, there was a 'maze' of cut up trash bags to separate some parts...and there was a different monster-type behind every one! One year we had a microphone on a stand and Jill added some screams in there every so often! Now THAT was funny, cuz the next day at work, customers at the store I worked at were asking me "Did you HEAR that last night?" And those people lived blocks away!
And the first or second year we did it, it was so scary that Tif wouldn't walk through it to go pee, I had to take her around the house & in the back door, and then back out the back door! Of course, she was only 7 or 8...but it was all her relatives, and she had been watching us getting ready!
Or the year that I told her she could hold a bowl of cooked spaghetti behind a stand and tell kids it was where the candy was...she did that, and everybody stuck their hand in and said 'eeewww'...except one little boy, who took a handful and put it in his bag, and said "Thank you!".
Okay...maybe I'll continue this in the next few days...remember, everybody, tomorrow is
Tue, Dec 5
Tiffany Tuesday & Fred Rode, Tri-Rivers
That's cool, it's now on the website!
Friday, December 01, 2006
More Christmas stuff...
Okay...it's colder & windier than, well, I guess it wouldn't be hell out...but holy crap, it sounds like the shutters are gonna blow off the house! At least it's not as bad as it was a few hours ago...then it was like, 30 or 40 mph with 50+mph gusts!
I've found the very best Jell-O puddings in the refrigerated section...they're the ones that are chocolate pudding layered with something white (kinda looks like spooge...but let's not go there...). I finished a cup of it, and was walking out to the kitchen to throw the cup away & asked Kev, "Do they sell these in like, a 5-gallon size, do ya think?"
The lead morning show guy on WDCM told Tif the other day that she's so good on the radio, she could take one of the tapes from one of the two morning shows she's been on, and go to Columbus, and probably get hired immediately! Said he's jealous, cuz he's been doing this for 25 years, and she's better than him after two 3 hour shows! I actually worked with him and a lot of other dj's at another station when I was in Junior Achievement in 10th grade.
Truman's acting like a total fruit loop lately! He always follows me in the bathroom when I go pee, but lately, I blow kisses when I get up from this chair & say, "Come on, pretty boy, let's go have a pee party!" And he hurries up & gets up from wherever he's lounging and hurries in there! Yes, I swear, he IS a cat!!
Well, I'm done, nothin' else is goin' on...
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
More Christmas sweatshirts...
I seriously DO want the bunny sweatshirt that says "Cute but Psycho"!
This is where you can find some of the funniest Christmas gifts EVER!
Well, today on WDCM was "Tiffany Tuesday", as they've started calling it on the morning show! And here's the radio station's website. I'm really sorry, but I HAVE to brag about her! She called me after the show, while she & the 2 guys from the morning show were out for breakfast, and one of them yelled "You've got a great daughter!" The real reason she called me was to make sure I TiVo'd Dr Phil, cuz she wouldn't make it home for it! It's really cool that she does this every Tuesday from 6 to 9 am. She introduced the guys to the word "cankles", which they said they'd never heard of! Huh?? What rock have they been living under? But then one of them put "cankles" in Google, and I guess that gave pictures that explained it! And she's the official "celebrity flash & dash" girl!
Damn, I'm so proud of her! She has a sense of humor that's so much like mine it's unreal! The guys were promoting some senior citizen thingy, and one said it would include advice on falls...you hear Tif laughing in the background, and one of the guys said "WHAT is so funny?? That's serious!" Tif says "Watch where you're walking?" I guess listeners are calling in all morning about how good she is! And, right after the 'cankles' discussion, they played the Rod Stewart song "Hot Legs"....Bwwaaahhhhaa!
Okay..."Mommie's Brag Time" is over...Now I hafta get off here and eat a chocolate chip cookie dough Pop-Tart!
Sunday, November 26, 2006
First...the t-shirt of the day...well, the picture and the link...
Next...I'm hearing on the news today that much of the violence in Iraq is funded by illegal stuff. Naw!! Say it isn't so!! Good Lord! Is anybody in the world seriously surprised by this?? This isn't 'news'...it's 'olds'!
Actually, that kinda made me wonder about some other shit. It's been said that the reason the 'Muslim extremists' hate us & want to kill us is because they have so much less than we do, as far as opportunities. Hmmm...maybe, just maybe, when you spend most of your country's wealth on bombs, bioterror weapons, and suicide belts, that tends to limit your ability to build business! Ever think of that? We're not holding anybody down...maybe they're holding themselves down.
Okay...that rant was a long time coming, but I feel ever so much better now...[snark!].
I called Mouse today, and Kev asked, out of the middle of nowhere, "Isn't she the one who was so hot after Stephen Pearcy?" (the lead singer of Ratt). When I told her he said that, we just started dying laughing! Then Kev said..."Well...he didn't age well...". Mouse agreed with that immediately. I guess she saw him on tv or something, and, well...let's just say her days of writing 'I'm cheese...eat me' on her underwear & throwing it on stage for him are over....with a capital O!
Mouse is the best artist I EVER saw...she used to do pencil drawing & paintings all the time, just for fun...it wasn't something she ever had to work at, it just happened easily! And I still remember the ones I liked best were a wolf painting, and a pencil drawing of Stephen Pearcy's face and head, that almost looked like a photograph, it was so clear & detailed! She finally did get a job at a doctor's office, but, I can see that it's gonna wear her out like crazy, cuz the dr she works for is a family doctor who works Monday through Saturday, full days...no half days on Wed & Sat, like most drs! But she'll get thru it, I have faith in her. She's just going to have to stick with it, just so she can get the "experience"! I just wish she could get into illustrating or something. (yeah...like SHE doesn't wish that too!).
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
music I'm listening to now...
1. Sex and Candy
2. Electric Gypsy
4. See You On The Other Side
5. Angel In Blue
6. Down On Me
7. I'm Too Sexy
8. Do You Remember When?
...that's enuff of a challenge for the day before Thanksgiving.
I'm starting to pick myself back up and pull my head outta my ass again...I MISS my attitude!! That's what makes me..me!
So...speaking of attitude and being 'out there' and unafraid...
Tif's started going in to the local community radio station and being one of their morning people with the two guys there. She's only going to do it on Tuesday mornings, even though they wanted her every weekday. But she's smart about that..it's from 6 to 9 am...which, if ya do it once a week, is just something fun to do...too much would be overkill!
Gary Bets On Michigan...Pays With His Hair The day before "The Game", Gary made a prediction that Michigan would beat Ohio State. Sean didn't let it go, making a bet with him that who ever lost would color their hair the opposing teams color.
This is just one of the services offered in the morning... ;-D
BoUnCeS!! Happy Thanksgiving!! LibbY!
Monday, November 20, 2006
Has anyone but me ever woke up sobbing, and wishing you never had to wake up again? Yeah...thought so...
I have to write down this dream I had, after I had woken up like that at 5 am Sunday morning. And this is gonna be a post to help me figure out some shit, it's not gonna be a normal, smartass post, I just need to write it out to maybe make some sense outta it...so, read it or not...hopefully, I'll get back to normal soon...
After I woke up like that, I think I went out and sat in the living room for awhile. Then I went back to bed and went back to sleep for a few hours. And had this dream...
Kim and I were out for some reason, at a car dealership, and I was driving...in my red Yugo, for God's sake! We got out of the car, and were walking around looking at other cars. I had my wheelchair, and wasn't sitting in it, I was walking behind it for balance. I remember we went in the dealership to go pee, but decided not to, because the restrooms stunk, from about 10 feet away! We went back outside, and walked around some more...I wasn't pushing my w/c (hate to type that whole word!) anymore, I had left it inside, and was walking just fine then. The dealership was in a hilly area, and we were walking up and down the hills to see all the cars. Then we went back to the building, cuz it was starting to get colder and rainy. We were standing in a line inside to talk to some lady behind a desk for some reason, and another lady came up from behind the line and started spraying something out of a bottle (like a Windex bottle) on everyone in the line. Everyone turned around to see what the hell she was doing, and she explained that she had to do this, her boss made her, it was anti-terrorist spray! Now that was funny, the whole line was dying laughing at her!
After the 'hilarity' ended, it stopped raining outside, and got sunny. Kim and I decided to leave, and went outside to my car...but it was locked. We checked our pockets for the keys, looked everywhere we'd been for them, but...nothin'! So I went back in, and asked the person behind the desk if they had a Yugo key I could use just to get in & start my car, I'd give it right back. So they gave me a key that was attached to a great big metal rod, (so nobody could steal those keys to those valuable cars, I s'pose...). So, I used the key at the end to open the door. That got us in, and for some reason, I sat down in the passenger seat. I guess cuz I had already sat in the driver's seat, and realized that I didn't have an ignition key! So I was digging through all the glove compartment, on the floors, on top of the thing under the windshield, which had a bunch of papers and general junk on it (yes, I'm a natural slob!). Finally, I found the ignition key under all the papers. It was like, "Voila!! I can get outta here!" And that's all I remember before waking up.
So I thought about it all day and night yesterday. The thing I'm kinda getting out of it is, well, today is 12 years to the day that I was diagnosed with ms, and, well, I'm glad nobody's ever here (they're at work) to hear me all day. Another thing I get is, it was Sunday morning, maybe God is trying to tell me something. And the biggest thing I get from this is...somehow, somewhere, I need to find my 'key' to get out of this place I'm in...sound correct?
Friday, November 17, 2006
I'll put the names of 10 songs I listen to a lot down, and you tell me who did 'em.
1. Living After Midnight
2. Unskinny Bop
3. Silent Lucidity
4. Devil Without A Cause
6. I Don't Care Anymore
7. Is There Anybody Out There?
8. A Room With A View
9. Love Song
10. If She Woulda Been Faithful
Batteries...GRRRRR!! Those things are SUCH a pain-in-the-ass to have to try to change! This is really frickin' stupid, but, a few months ago I was trying to change the channel on the tv with the remote, and it wouldn''t change! I'm all pissed and everything, and pushing the buttons harder, changing the angle to the tv, everything, shakin' it...two AA batteries fell out of the back!! How ashamed was I?? Then there's stuff you just forget is gonna need more batteries eventually, but, well, you say, "Okay, I'll get them next time." Cuz you really don't need batteries for it, but it's better. And once you've started using it, you remember you need batteries in it, but, by then it's, like, all wet & sticky...and who knows? You might get electrocuted or something if you changed them then!! This is what I'm talking about, BTW...
GO BUCKS!!!! LibbY!
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Hey, everybody! I have a lot of questions today, I'd just like some opinions? As far as my memory goes, I honestly never remember a year as bad as 2006! Has anybody else noticed this? A lot of the blogs I read talk about how bad things are for them, trouble with jobs, trouble with relationships, and if it's not them personally, it's somebody they're close to. And it's not only on the blogs, it's people in 'real life', too! Of course, maybe my vision of the whole thing is kinda jaded, but....I don't think that's all of it!
Anyway, here's something to get grossed out at...or laugh at if you're sick like me.
Has anybody ever taken notice of, not birth order, but the day of the week you were born on?
Monday's child is fair of face,Tuesday's child is full of grace,Wednesday's child is full of woe,Thursday's child has far to go.Friday's child is loving and giving,Saturday's child works hard for a living,But the child born on the Sabbath Day,Is fair and wise and good and gay.
That really seems to fit Tif and me, at least. I was born on a Thursday morning (8:35 am!). I remember when I was little and read Mother Goose, I asked Mom why it said I had far to go. She said, that doesn't mean you're behind everyone else, or anything, I think it refers to the fact that you'll do a lot of traveling. And Tif was born on a Sunday (11:35 am)...and she IS fair & wise & good & gay. No, not that kind of gay!! C'mon!! And I've traveled more than most people I know...when I was little, our vacations were always in the car for a couple weeks, to most of the US, like I do remember Mount Rushmore, Philadelphia, Plymouth Rock, Wyoming, Florida, Texas, London twice....we just went! Then when I got jobs, I usually took jobs that were out of town, at least 1/2 hr, most of them were an hour's drive every morning! Ahhhhh...those were the days....
Okay...I honestly do think that the days of 'Kim & Libby' are truly over. I have purposely not tried to call her since the week before Halloween, because she truly did say a couple things that I'd class as unforgivable, no matter who the fuck said 'em! The first thing she did was say that a person very close to me was 'amoral'! I called her on that right then, asked her when did God ask her to sit beside Him in judgement? She apologized for that one, but it was one of those "hollow apologies", know what I mean? Sure you do, we've all gotten them, and sometimes given them. Then when we came back from Halloween shopping, the week before Halloween, she said something about something I'd been talking about I guess over the last few weeks, and she actually fuckin' said "I hope that's over. Tell you the truth, I'm getting sick of hearing about it!". OMG!! I said nothing at the time, just kinda laughed, but...she's supposed to be my best friend! So...that's it. I've got a lot more friends than her, and, well, at this point, who needs that kind of stress? And I really hate to tie this to her religion...but, well, that's the only thing that's been different for her lately. She goes to church every Sunday morning, which is a good thing (?). And she taught vacation bible school over the summer...now she also leads a Bible study class once a week. Isn't religion supposed to make you a better person? All this has done is reinforce my distrust in 'organized religion'. I'm not against religion for any reason, except that this type of stuff happens a lot, in my experience. But, I have another friend I used to work with at GTE, who belongs to that religion where women wear their hair up, and only wear dresses. She's come over a lot lately, and once when we were talking and she was getting ready to leave, she asked 'Can we pray?' and sat down again and held my hand and said a great prayer, while I was sitting there "snif, snif, honk *blowing nose*" OMG! That made me feel SO much better! Then in my head, I have to compare that with "that's amoral!" Who would you feel more safe around?
"...but there's no sun shining through"
Metallica...from the song 'Unforgiven'
Monday, November 13, 2006
I'd get this tattoo....but I'm scared of needles (this, from a person who gets one shot a week for ms!).
Today is Mom's 84th birthday! I called her at 8am to say happy birthday, and she said thanks, and she'll call me back later...Psycho was coming over to take her to the license place to do some stuff. :-\ Oh well...they like each other, so...
Bro & his wife are in Arizona for a vacation. They bought a place while they were there, so I have a feeling I know where Tif's gonna go on vacation soon! And I might be with her! Or, I dunno, maybe I'll 'babysit' their house they live in here! It's huge, and they have a whirlpool tub room! It's way out in the country, with a newly installed alarm system.
Oh, that reminds me of something that happened at Bro & his wife's other house...Tif & I were out there (their old house was big & scary! 3 stories, wood, close to a bunch of cornfields...kinda made you think of 'Children Of The Corn'!). Anyway...Tif was about 3 or 4 & playing with her cousins (Bro & wife had 2 kids at the time)...and they were playing on the stairs, running up & down, and all of a sudden, we heard the door to the stairs slam, and I hear Tif start screaming bloody murder! I almost had a heart attack, and we all jumped up & ran around the corner to see what was going on, and the oldest daughter was standing on this side of the door, holding it shut, and the light in the stairway was off! That daughter was C, my favorite niece, and she was about 5! Anyway, I went and picked her up and opened the door, and Tif was scared to death cuz C had locked her in the stairway with the one toy she was more scared of than anything...a Teddy Ruxpin doll! Remember him? She got a Cricket doll a few years later & she was fine with that...I guess it was the bear who talked & moved his lips that was scary!
Friday, November 10, 2006
HAHA!! The grocery one would be me!! Hopefully, I'm not a 'nagging bitch', though!
Okay...speaking of the grocery one...it got me thinking all about when I worked at the store up north, and hung out with 'Chester', the delivery woman, that golfs, & stuff.
Chester & I used to go to a big Mexican restaurant down the road from the store every Tuesday night for dinner after I got off work, then I'd head out to the local bar to meet my 'work friends' to drink...Chester didn't usually go, cuz she had to get up to work at around 3 or 4 am every day. So, a lot of evenings after we went to the restaurant, we'd go back to the store & stand out in the parking lot talking, usually about the customers I had that day. A lot of them were in a few times a week, so most of 'em were familiar-looking. One time, we were standing up by the sidewalk next to the street (duhh,isn't that where most of 'em are?). The parking lot was on a hill, and it sloped down away from the street, toward a lake with a bunch of cottonwood trees around it. There were a bunch of parking spaces down that way, at the bottom of the 'slope', and a lot of people parked down that way, so they wouldn't be close to any other cars. I don't know why they would give a shit, though, cuz a lot of them were 'beaters'!
So, we saw a big fat lady that used to come to the store a lot come out with her cart and head to her car with it. After she loaded the bags into her car, she turned around and looked, but nobody was around (except us!). Looked toward the front doors of the store, decided it was too far to walk to take the cart back, so she turned it around and shoved it hard down the hill toward the cars down there! It hit one 'beater' car (thankfully, it already had so many dents in it, that the ones the cart made didn't even show!)...after the first 'bang', it kinda scooted its way along the side, ya know, "scub, scub, scub, scub..."! We were laughing our asses off, and 'Chester' yelled to the woman, "That wasn't a real good delivery on the push! I only give it a 6...you didn't point your toes!!" Damn, those were the days...you didn't need to be drunk to have fun & laugh like crazy!!
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
I 'double-dog dare ya' not to laugh at this!
I got this in email from Mouse the other night and laughed so hard my stomach hurt! She also sent me a little question thingy that she sent to a few friends, you've seen these things, a getting to know your friends again. So I did it, and sent it to some of my old friends, and they sent it back. That was really neat, cuz one of the people I sent it to was another friend I had when I worked up in that town, another was my old best friend, y'know, people that I had hung around with the whole time I worked up north. And they all answered it, and sent it back, which was really cool, to hear from everyone! And they all remembered Mouse, too. Of course, who wouldn't remember her? She was the prettiest girl I ever knew! And just as nuts as I was, too. She's the one that when she applied for a job at the store I worked at, told me that when I walked past, she thought 'skinny blond bitch!' But then we got to be really great friends after she got hired! She actually drank more beer than me!! (lol)
Anyway, another person I got it back from was the woman who had been a sales rep that came to the store a few times a week, and we were friends from the first time we met, because we were both the biggest smartasses in the whole northern Ohio area!! So we've been writing...I got a letter back that talked about how she just got back from England (she's never been married)! She was on a chat room a few years ago, and met these two older ladies that are her 'golfing & opera' buddies, they've talked forever, and she just got back from her second trip over there! She said she really wants to get transferred over there, she LOVES England! And the company she's always worked for has a division there...but I don't look for that to happen for awhile, I think her family here would miss her too much. She's kinda the 'glue' for the whole family! She's a good golfer, has always been crazy about doing that. She actually used to go golfing with one of the guys I went out with(briefly) while I worked up there...after I broke up with him! Come to think of it...for some reason, that ALWAYS happened to me there! Mouse ended up dating the guy I had totally been in love with when we were dating up there...hmmmmm. Naw, that was okay...we used to 'compare notes' about him all the time! Gawd...thinking back on it, up at that store, everybody was 'doing' everybody! Jeez...
Okay...this is all a bunch of 'random' shit!
Monday morning, Tif & I were sitting here watching Dr Phil (that's our mother/daughter thing on days she works late), he had someone on there that we both wanted to hold him down & cut his nuts off & feed them to him! But anyway...she said, during a political commercial, 'I can't wait till after we go vote tomorrow! I actually can't wait to see regular commercials!' Oh Lord...she's only 23...she's got a really long way to go, putting up with this! And I can just imagine how much worse it's gonna get in the future!
Today I was half-asleep and the tv was on, and a commercial came on for a place to go for nurses' training...I just caught the very end of it where they said they would train you to be a licensed practical nurse...it sounded, to my 'half-asleep' brain, like they said "a licensed crack-selling nurse"! Now, that woke me up!!
Sunday, November 05, 2006
And it's hard to believe, but at one time, I bet every single one of us could fit where that baby is!
Well, here's a few little updates on people
Christine (100 reasons...), is doing well, John finally moved out, and she is putting her creative energy into her book (YAY, Chris!!). She said to tell everybody HI, and she'll get back with us all for a shameless plug for her book! As an afterthought...John got fired from his last job for telling his boss "suck my m******* d*****!!" As Christine said...'who'da thunk he'd get fired for that?'
My mom is still at home & driving, and everything, going out to the hospital for chemo once every week or two. And she looks great. They told her it's a low dose of chemo, and she won't get sick from it, but she did start to lose her hair, and she went to a wig store in Columbus & got one, and it looks great! When I talked to her Thursday, she said she feels better than she has in forever! That is cool! But, once again. Psycho told her when he was over there for dinner (as is his wont), the other night that usually when people are getting ready to die, that's how they feel. WTF??? This is our mom!! I wouldn't say that shit to my worst enemy!! I can hardly wait for Bro to get home from AZ, cuz I think he'll want a talk with him about that shit!! I would, but he scares the shit outta me!
Okay, well I'm not doing much else, except reading some of my older books I had upstairs...right now I'm on "From A Buick 8", by Stephen King.. Then I have a whole pile to go, like "Bias", one about terrorism, phew.......nice to read before I fall asleep, huh? Nahh, they never bother me.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Hmmmm....me? (the one with the gun).
Well, the trick-or-treating last night was a great success! And I actually had enough mini candybars for all! How many? Well...I sent Tif out to get the stuff, and she went to Gordon's Food Services first, cuz she'd seen a great big display of big bags of candy in there a couple days before that. She gets in there, and there was only one bag left?!! This was Friday! So, she went over to WalMart & got about 6 more bags, & said they had nothing but the mini chocolate bars left, but she got almost the last of them! That's okay, but I always like to give all kinds of stuff, anything with sugar (evil snicker, quietly).
So Tif was babysitting for her friend's 3 year old son, and she was dressed up like a ladybug, she had made the wings out of cardboard & she had colored them with markers, and tied them to her back, and she had the little boing-y antennas around her head and stuff...how cool! She will be a great mom..someday...in the far off future....
The little boy had a Superman outfit on, and he's great! He's just a nice kid, not a wild, running-around kinda kid, just...neat. Tif brought him back here, after they had gone about 3 blocks to empty out some of his candy cuz his bag or whatever got too heavy. They went back out with Jenga (who also had a ladybug costume on!), went about a block and got more candy, then he tugged her hand and said 'Tiffany, I don't want any more candy, can we go home?'
So they came home and sat out on the porch with me, and the little 3 year old sat beside me in another chair, and helped me hand out candy.Too cute!! Every time someone walked up & said 'Trick or treat' and held their bag out, he would grab a candy bar and put it in their bag!! When we started getting really low on candy bars, Tif asked him if he would give some of his candy out, and he said "okay!" So, he was nice...went through his stuff, and gave out stuff he didn't like??!!
But we made it with candy the whole way through, about 250 kids, from what I can tell! From 5:30- 7:30! I actually love this town, and the way they deal with trick or treat...we don't have to have it at, like, 3 or 4 pm, so it is a little dark!! And it's always on the 31st, except when that falls on a Sunday, then they have it on Saturday!
Also, my old best friend Joe brought his 2 kids over. That was really cool...I haven't actually seen him for years! The kids came up on the porch first & got candy, and I didn't even recognize them...then I hear "You rag!"...then I turned and looked (cuz I knew where that name came from! We ALWAYS called each other rags when we hung out!), and Joe was standing down at the end of the porch! I said "I didn't even recognize your kids!" He laughed and said, "Ummm...it's Halloween...you're not SPOZED to...Rag!" Hahaha!
I feel bad that I didn't have my camera out there to take pictures! I did do that one year, and it was GREAT!! But I went out there and sat down, and got my candy, and it truly would've been a big pain in the ass to try to get back in to get it
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Okay...that's, like, my sentiments on my t-shirt...and that's the host of the Halloween party last weekend. Now, to me, he had the scariest costume!! I HATE HATE HATE the Burger King commercials with him!! Especially the one where he was looking in someone's window in the morning! I'd almost rather have a scary clown looking in my window, for heaven's sake!! Speaking of which..."It" was on again Saturday...the book scared the crap outta me when I read it, and the movie is almost as good as the book! The only one better is "The Stand"! Actually, Tif's always hated clowns...I do not know why...and no, I didn't scare her with one when she was a baby, or anything! However, she did go see "It" with her friends when she was younger, came home and told me how she hated it...so I did what every mom thinks she should do...her next birthday, I bought the movie (VCR, that's how long ago!), and wrapped it up as one of her presents. (lol!). She still loves me, though, I've regained her trust somehow...?
I must've had one helluva dream last night! I woke up at 5 am, and was really pissed...no, it was WAY more than that! I'd have to say...I was full of rage! I mean the kind you feel in the middle of your chest, burning you up! I was up sitting in the living room until about 7, trying to quit being mad at something, I couldn't even remember what it was! Then I went back to bed, and when I woke up this afternoon, I was okay. I'm still trying to remember why I felt like that, though. I always have a lot of dreams in any night, and I do remember one I had last night where my ms came and went...you know, sometimes I could walk and climb over stuff just fine, the next minute I couldn't...hmmmm...
My favorite niece called me Friday night, it was her birthday...which I had known, but couldn't get ahold of her...she's now...29!! She's Bro's oldest daughter, and he's always been a great dad! With 4 kids, he damn well better be!! She's the one that looks almost more like me than Tif does! She was at a sports bar watching the OSU/Minnesota game (on the way to a nat'l championship again, I hope!), and Tif & Zak were there too! C was telling me that she had always thought of me as her big sister, which was really flattering (I was 12 & in 6th grade when she was born), but then I thought that I must've not been a good example, but a horrible warning...I dunno....it worked, anyway. She's never been married, pregnant, she graduated college with a master's...she's got her own house...good Lord, I MUST'VE been a horrible warning!! So she told me when she heard that Journey & Def Leppard were having a concert in Columbus, earlier this year, all she could think of was 'oh, if I had the money, Aunt Libby & I would be there!' Anyway, it was neat talking to her...but then Tif told me later that C was half-lit on wine when she talked to me!! (sigh)...
Friday, October 27, 2006
Can you imagine applying for a job living here?
"Hi, Mrs. XXXXX. Your application looks as if you'll fit in great at this job! Now, I just need to verify your address once more..."
Or moving there, and calling the phone company to connect your new phone service..."Hi, Mrs. XXXX, I'll be glad to put your order in for your new service! Could you please give me your new address?" (Hit the mute button, loud laugh, snort, snort, snort...)
All right, Libby, that's enough!
No, I was listening to the news this morning at 6 am, and they were talking about how tight the Virginia senate race is, between the Repulican and Barak Obama, and I remember going through Virginia with Mom & Dad when I was little (I'm talking under 10, here), and we went through this one little town, and Mom was like, "Oh, how quaint! Let's stop & eat lunch in this town!" So, of course, we did...we went to a restaurant, and sat at a table, ate lunch, it was great, then when we were getting ready to leave, Mom asked the waitress what town this was again...it was Fancy Gap, Virginia! Okay, okay, before you start thinking I was just little, and forgot the name of the town, fast-forward to like, 1996, when I worked at GTE, I had a woman that called from Virginia to put in a new service order...I was taking her order, then she gave me the address for the new service...don't remember the specific street address, but I'll be damned if it wasn't in Fancy Gap, Virginia!!
I also remember a town or city in Illinois: Metropolis. I've seen it on the news sometimes when they're talking about, oh, I dunno, whatever. But they have a huge statue of Superman in the center of town, and I took an order for service to go in on "Lois Lane"! But no...with my luck, if I ever moved, it's probably going to end up being to "Dork Drive"! (sigh...)
I need to know why we, as Americans, trying to protect ourselves from terrorism, aren't supposed to interrogate mightily?
If we've captured a "high-level" AlQaeda member, why can't we deprive him of sleep, play loud rock music, for God's sake, do the whole 'waterboarding' technique, seeing as how it worked quite well on the one we did it on? Ummmm...lemme see now...they lop off Americans' heads and put the video on the internet for the whole world to see. But WE can't deprive them of fucking SLEEP?? WTF??? We feed the prisoners better than they eat at home (ya know, in the caves and all...), make sure they have a few copies of the Koran...the whole thing just makes me want to puke when I think of Americans feeling sympathy for terrorists! When you give in to a bully, and say, "oh, I'm sorry, I won't stand up for myself again...I'll just submit, as long as you promise not to ever poke me in the eye with that knife again....okay??" Give me one example in the history of the world where that has ever solved a problem...not just pushed it off for other people to deal with in the future?
Okay, I'm done. Didn't mean to give in to the rant. But I'm scared that Nancy Pelosi will be the new speaker of the House. Don't know why I care, it wouldn't do anything to my life...I just hate her like poison, that's all...
Monday, October 23, 2006
Okay, the costume party's over...and wow! Were there tons of people there! The first couple was my choice for cutest couple, ya know, a fireman (firegirl?) & and an Oompa-loompa...(of course, ya knew I just had to get Dee in the background too!). I don't have a picture of myself in a costume, but, for the most part, I looked like the second picture. Except I had a huge axe and a big top hat, with a skull face mask.
The people that gave the party really only started by inviting family & some friends...which, it was okay, but there ended up being probably a hundred people there! I wanted to drink at the party, but woulda felt stupid drinking a beer from a straw (which I always drink from). So instead, my daughter, brought me a drink and put it in front of me, and I tried it and said it was good...just as she was going back out to dance, I asked, "What is it?". She yelled over her shoulder "It's Sex On The Beach!" Lemme askya...would you not also find it a little 'disturbing' if your daughter gave you that??
My friend up in Michigan emailed me this weekend too, and said she's having a big costume party at her house in a couple weeks too, with 80 - 100 people invited! She wants us to maybe come up too, if we can. She says costumes are optional, but everyone always does dress up! And she always collects donations for cancer....she said every year she always gets about $1500! That is great...I know she gives to the cancer society because her dad died of brain cancer. I met him too, when she lived here, and she's right, he AND her mom were great!
One of the funniest things I remember from when she & her first husband lived here was....they were taking a vacation to London for a month with their baby son (the one that carried me up the steps from their dock in Michigan a few years ago). I was 'babysitting' their huge German Shepherd, Gandalf, for the month they'd be gone. Her husband said "Should we pay her now or when we get home?" I remember looking at him and saying "NOW!! Will you even HAVE any money when you get home?" They both laughed...then paid me right then...
Tif dragged a guy over to us at the party, and yelled "Mom! This is ********** ******!" I shook his hand, & tried to remember him...Tif must've seen that, cuz she announced "I KNOW you remember him from when I was in first grade...he was the one that stuck crayons up his nose....NOW do you remember??"
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Yup...I guess I could work in this office...but only if it also has a little refrigerator & a microwave.......in arm's reach, of course
Okay...Kim came over & picked me up with my wheelchair to go out to the mall (which has almost NO stores anymore...the rent is way too high! and that's not the popular end of town anymore for retail!)...but a cool Halloween store moved in to the old place that Old Navy store used to be...obviously, this Halloween store is HUGE!! They had a lot of neat stuff. But Kim had seen something in Columbus once that would've been perfect for me! It's a real-looking brain in a grocer's meat package (like hamburger comes in!). So, she said if we could've found something like that, I could just carry it on my lap, rolling around, and she said we could make a big sign for each side of my chair that said "Meals On Wheels"! LOLOLOLOL @Kim!! She's good with this stuff!
Hey, there's stuff on the news about kids taking too many anti-psychotic drugs. Huh...ask anyone, and they'll tell you I should be...
I'm glad the party's this weekend, so I'll be here to pass out candy to all the kids on the 31st! I'll just have to make real sure I buy enough candy! Last year I ran out before it was over! Cuz we usually get about 200 kids...this whole block is crazy about Halloween! Lots of decorations are already up!!
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
WooHoo!! I finally got my pictures up today!! Blogger wouldn't let me yesterday, because, I did, honest to God, try to post!! Really!!
And tomorrow Kim & I are going out to the mall to the Halloween store so I can figure out what I wanna be...I saw some good stuff on buycostumes.com ,but I'd rather go somewhere & get it...remember...I AM the Halloween freak! And we have a great big party to go to this Saturday night...(and I plan on drinking a lot, cuz I don't have to drive...hell, I don't even hafta try to walk! See? I guess there's a good side to be found on everything...)
I'm totally hooked on an old Stephen King book I just dug out from the back of the bookshelf the other day..."Hearts In Atlantis". It has about 4 stories written from the '60's perspective, and it's really good! I read it when I got it for Christmas a few years ago, then I don't think I ever read it again, and I don't know why!! Cuz I would swear that I've read every Stephen King book I have (all of 'em!) about 4 or 5 times...huh....go figure...
Does anyone but me watch 'The Bachelor'? probly not, but it's a nice mindless thing to watch after 'Wife Swap'!! (heheheh...inside joke here...)
So I need to ask...does anyone play the card game "Hearts"? I found it on msn games, and so far, it seems really hard to pick up on, but if anybody says it's worth it, well, I'll give it another shot...........
Okay...running out of stuff to say...
Monday, October 16, 2006
Yeah...see what the hell I do every morning when I'm sitting here watching tv? I nitpick, that's what I do!
After hearing all the news this weekend, I'm pretty sure there's gonna be a nuke going off somewhere in my lifetime...do you agree? I'm pretty pessimistic on that one...knowing that, I've been doing a lot of reading up on it all my life. So, after reading all the stuff about it, going to the Chernobyl website, etc., I've thought a lot about it, and decided that if I'm gonna be physically affected by it, I would much rather be at the ground zero where it hits instead of a few miles away. Because, if you're a little away, well, first of all...there won't be many doctors left to take care of people, will there? And, the symptoms will be horrible if you do live...there will be radiation sickness, tumors. Symptoms of radiation sickness include loss of hair, loss of appetite, paleness, weakness, diarrhea. Not to mention the third-degree burns you'll get if you're within about 15 to 20 miles. Damn! I'm so fucking depressing, huh? So cheerful, bouncy, happy, carefree...(hahaha!)...
Depend on me for happy stuff, willya? I'll teach you!
Okay....how 'bout this....Tuesday at 7:46 am, America will get its 300 millionth person! Whether it's born here, or walks over the border as an illegal alien...
Thursday, October 12, 2006
This smiley face is kinda how I feel right now...have you ever felt like this? Yeah, everybody has...
Uncompromising...that's okay to hear from someone you owe money to, and want to pay less than you owe...not very good to hear in any other context, though, now is it...ok...I'm stopping there...
Dr Phil had a really cool show on this morning. Usually any kind of 'talk show' thingy is usually bashing the kids and how bad they are, right? Well, this one he had the parents on first, and they were talking about how bad their twin 17-year-old boys were mad, slamming shit around, yelling at them...so they 'emancipated' one of the boys...not BOTH...but just one!! They said that one was the worst, but when one starts, the other joins in. Holy shit!! Dr Phil said the same thing I was thinking...You can give kids AWAY?? But the court wouldn't let them. So they went to Dr Phil for help?? Well, he showed some videos of their home life, and then he said the same thing I was thinking..."They've learned what they've lived! You two do that all the time too!!" Good for him!
Sorry...I don't have anything funny to write about today...
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
I guess I've just had a big fuckin' problem with my attitude lately...sometimes blogging just seems like it's more trouble than it's worth. My life is still a clusterfuck, and I don't know what to do with it. Or, in Kev's way with words, 'looks like a monkey fuckin' a football'. Ignoring it doesn't seem to work anymore...
Oh well, we did go to a big birthday/Halloween party Saturday night, and that was fun. Dee Snyder (Twisted Sister) was there, too. Well, no, not really, but he sure as hell looked like him (only better!). There were about 30-50 people there, most of us dressed up (I was a snowboard accident victim, had my leg all bandaged up, in my wheelchair, with Zack's snowboard on the back). And the guy in the Dee Snyder costume won the sexiest costume! Not surprising...the bride in the background of the picture won the best costume...she had a clock she made hanging around her neck that said 'biological clock'. Funny, but you kinda had to know her & the groom (who was a really ugly zombie, with a green rotted face in a tux!).
Okay, and thanks to Cora for directing me to the article on msn about how you should NOT use preparation H on your face! I guess because they said it's a medicine, not a cosmetic!!
Another thing about hemmorroids in a commercial I heard yesterday, and apologies go out to anyone with this problem. I laughed my ass off (how appropiate...). It said that 80% of Americans suffer from hemmorroids. And all I could think was "and the other 20% enjoy them..." Oh, quit it! I take laughs where I can find them.
I'm sick of hearing about the senator who had im sex with a page. Yes, it's so sick I wanna puke...and it's right that he stepped down...and, no, I'm not saying that the republicans are always right, and democrats are all wrong. I'm getting a little sick of politics right now cuz everything's about what the other party did wrong. But, lemme throw this in...democrats are so big on saying how bad this is, and how an elected official should never do that...have they forgotten what Bill Clinton did?? The big difference if that Monica Lewinsky was female. But she was still 'a young girl', not a young man. Huh. Go figure. And don't bash me for my opinion...if ya can't say something nice, don't say anything. I've got enough shit on my plate right now!
Damn, I guess only one chocolate cream-filled doughnut & one Coke wasn't enough, my attitude's still here. Maybe I need more caffeine...yeah, that's it.
Oh, I got the nicest card & stuff in the mail last week from a friend, well, I started babysitting for her baby boy right after he was born, when I was in 9th grade. And she's always been the person I wanted to be. But she and her husband moved to Michigan not long after she had her daughter 5 years later, and we lost touch...but I knew the town they moved to, and that her mom lived in, but, well, I got married, graduated, had Tif, and life got busy, ya know how it goes. Then one day, a few years ago, I decided to see if I could find her, and called info for the town they'd been in. There was no listing for her, but there was one in her maiden name, with an odd first initial, and I said "Hey! Give me that!" And it was her mom, who remembered me, and then she said my friend was there visiting, hold on, and gave her the phone! Wow! Lots of laughing, crying, and everything else! She was thru all kinda shit too, divorced, had gone to college again, after quitting law school when she was here, was then in a good job, etc, kids were great, yadayadayada...Now we email all the time, talk on the phone, Tif and I went up there and stayed with her & her now-husband for a weekend, she had a dinner party, and I got to see everyone in her family again, & meet her friends, she even told everyone at dinner that I was probly the reason she was still here, cuz when I was in 9th grade & her life was shitty, we were out walking her dog one night, and I told her I wanted to be just like her when I grew up. And she still remembered that!!
So, her house is right on a lake up there, and they have a boat on it, a jet-ski, and everything, and we went out on the boat one evening (everyone, after dinner). There were stairs down to their dock from their back door, and I did good going down them (and, no, I didn't fall down them!). but getting back up was tuff...all of a sudden, the son that I babysat for for the first 5 years of his life, came up behind me and scooped me up, and carried me up them! I told him to put me down, I felt stupid with him carrying me! He laughed and said, "You carried me a lot when I was little, I'm just returning the favor!". Wow..I said, yeah, but you usually had a poopy diaper...I don't!!
My friend was 27 when she had him, and I was, what, 14 or 15. And I think her son was about 25 when we went up there and Tif was 19...I told her that's the guy you should go after! She said no, he's old, and he's got dark hair (she was hooked on blonds then...not now, Zak's got dark hair & eyebrows too!).
Okay...now it's too much caffeine...gotta go clean the refrigerator or something.....
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Hey, sorry I haven't been around to see anyone lately, but it's really been a busy time, like it is every October - January!! In our family, this is the 'birthday season', and it's always crazy!
Tif's 23rd birthday party (the family one) was Sunday evening, and everyone in Kev's family was here, + my mom! And she got tons of stuff, gift certificates, etc. We got her an mp3 player, and she had really wanted that!! She also had a birthday party that Saturday night at a sports bar, and about 30 people came...they also got to watch the OSU game at the party. By the way...I've been totally floored by the cost of professional scissors and clippers for hairstylists! Since Tiffany's started buying her scissors, which she can mostly get only online, or at beauty supply stores, where you need to have a beautian's license to shop,I've found that the scissors that your stylist uses cost at least $200 - $300 a pair!! So...tip well!! :-D!
Oh, I almost forgot about "wounded Wednesday"...it's at the top, and that is my leg, so maybe it's also an hnt too, even though I'm not usually big on those. And I honestly don't remember how I got this. Oh well. I do this a lot, so the bumps, bruises, and fall-downs happen too much to count.
Anyway...Tiffany and I went out to the mall here in town yesterday, and got manicures & pedicures...my nails haven't been painted for years, so it feels weird...but I'm glad we did it. But I didn't get fake nails, so they're short! Okay, this is maybe kinda dumb, but I have a question...did anyone else see the 'Seinfeld' show where Elaine was pissed because all the manicurists in a shop were Korean, and they'd look at her and say something in Korean, and then they'd all laugh? Well, this store was awesome, and it was all Koreans only working there, and I'm sure they're who own it, and they were all speaking Korean to each other. It really sounded neat to me, though. One of the girls looked at us and said "you probably think we sound like a bunch of birds or something huh?" haha! I actually was thinking just that, but, do you think I'd admit that? hah!! And the other girl doing Tif's fake nails across the room, asked her if we were sisters or just friends...wow, did that feel good, or what! As good as being carded to buy cigarettes when I was 28!
Okay, gotta do something around here...
Friday, September 29, 2006
Email friends are GREAT!! Well, we've met for dinner a few times & she & her husband came down for Tif's graduation party! I got a little teeny box in the mail a couple of days ago, and didn't have a clue what it was, cuz I haven't ordered anything from eBay lately! And I opened it, and there was this cute little beanie baby kitty, with this note! Yes, it had a definite AWWWWWW factor! Even Truman sniffed at it, and gave it his approval! (but he will NOT share his food!)
Just an idea here.....a shout out to all Democrats running for office...you're running FOR something, you're not just running AGAINST George Bush!! If that's all you got...why should anyone vote for you? Just so you can figure out what to do after??
Okay...done. Has everyone seen the cover of the newest Maxim magazine? One of the articles in it is 'How To Live To 130!' Sorry, but in my opinion, for most people, they would never want that. I know for sure I wouldn't! Hell, some days (most days, actually, lately...), I wonder if maybe 42 or 43 might not be just too fuckin' much time! No, seriously, think about it for a minute. That would mean that you'd probly have to watch your friends, kids, grandchildren, even, your spouse all die before you. Cuz even if you all did the same thing that this article said (which, no, I didn't read it , just see the headline every day in the bathroom!), you know the chances are that a lot of people wouldn't be able to live that long! So, besides everyone you know dying, and you being left alone, what else? Well, how's your money doing right now? And your Godforsaken health insurance? Are you ready to bury at least 10 of your family pets, one after the other? Will you be able to take care of yourself and stay in your own house? Or will you be 'warehoused' in a nursing home by your great grandchildren, who never even knew you very well, and who might think you're basically 'taking up space'! Eeeeewwww...the whole train of thought is just too depressing for a sunny day...I might have to revisit this sometime...
I am REALLY looking forward to the OSU/Iowa game tomorrow night!! Usually I don't give too much of a shit about college football, but this year, it's pretty exciting.
Another stupid question...when someone says 'I'll be back, I gotta take a shit.' Well...wouldn't that technically mean that they're giving a shit?? And wouldn't it be a really gross-out thing if after they went in the bathroom to "take a shit", they came walking out carrying a turd in their hand and they said "Got one!!" God help me, I'm just sick...see ya...