Sunday, April 29, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Ya know, I've looked & looked for this stupid key on my computer, and I just don't seem to have it..
And once I got the whole joke about the duck, well, let's just say my sides hurt like hell!
I've been actually doing nothing today, cuz I have the worst cold in the world (okay, I may be exaggerating a little)..it IS really annoying, though!
So I was awake most of the night, reading, watching tv...aren't those informercials fascinating? I was channel-surfing at 5 this morning, and found one of my favorite movies just starting..."Weekend At Bernie's"! I know everybody thinks it's a stupid movie, but ,damn, I was dyin' laughing at it!! I've seen it before, but it's kinda like "The Shawshank Redemption"...if you flip around and see that it's on, you're not moving for a couple hours!
And I've been wandering around the house, (blowing my nose all the time!), reading, napping, and then guess what...I flipped the channel again, and "Joe Dirt" was on!! I love that one too, actually think we have it somewhere...and now here I sit, writing in my blog..."Dumb & Dumber" is on now...my Saturday is planned out!!
The infomercial I was talking about was that 'super-duper colon cleanser', or whatever it is....that is SO damn gross!!
Okay...now there's a good-sounding movie on the sci-fi channel, 'Snakehead Lake', or something like that. It's about those fish that were able to 'walk' on land. You know, that might be plagiarism...I wrote a story about that right when they found 'em, but I have no idea how they would've gotten it!
Nope, it's not mine...it's too stupid...
Okay...gotta go...now I'm bored & cranky...(and still have a cold)...
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Are you sure this isn't 'Are You Smarter Than A Fifth-Grader? Oh...my mistake...it's 'Are You Smarter Than a Guppy?'
Cool! I'm gonna start planting stuff in the backyard soon...I knew the internet would be the best place to get ideas!!
No, seriously, I'd love to plant shrubs here and there in the yard...but we don't have a dog to water them...heh. But this year I'll be doing something I've never done before...planting anything that doesn't die as soon as the sun touches it! Cuz I've only planted impatiens in the front yard...they thrive in shade, and that's all there is in the front! I always loved making my own hanging baskets....I always put a whole flat in each basket, and you couldn't buy one that looked that good.
I have a question that's bugging me..can ya help me? Okay, and this is pretty much directed to anybody that's 40 or older. For the last 10-15 years, it's all been "it's all about the children!"...when WE were 'the children', it was "Don't talk back!" or "respect your elders", or "Children should be seen and not heard"...now it's getting to where even dogs are welcomed at motels, restaurants, swimming pools, malls...WTF??? Our generation missed out on EVERYTHING!! Think about it...when's it gonna be OUR TURN?? Maybe we need a revolution!!
Did anyone here have a pony or a horse when they were growing up? Yeah, yeah, I knew you would *spoiled little brat*....sorry, that's just the snotty 'city kid' attitude...
Anyway, yeah, all my friends and me wanted ponies when we were kids...until we got older and realized how much work they were, and that even if we HAD the room, our moms & dads wouldn't do the work for us...damn...
But, my cousin Boo had the best deal of all...she & her mom & dad lived on the road over from my Grandma's house, but they just had a house in the woods, no farm. But of course, there's always room for one more in the 'manger', so....guess who got a pony? Boo, of course! But we were all little kids then, so nobody got the pony out except UncleX.
One Sunday, on one of our weekly visits, UncleX got the pony out of the barn for Boo & me to ride. Oh, we were so excited! We all took the pony to one of the fields across the road, and Boo & I took turns riding from the ditch back to the patch of woods behind the field and back. By the way, the pony's name was Molly, and I can't believe I remember that, cuz I was only about 7! Boo took Molly back to the woods and back, gave me the reins, and I went. That went on for awhile til Grandma yelled "dinnertime!".We were standing there looking up at UncleX, and he said "anyone want one last ride? I said no cuz I was FAR too hungry to waste time with this! Boo said yes, being the expert horsewoman that SHE was! Okay, she gets on Molly, and they start at a steady pace back to the woods. All of a sudden, the pace quickens, to a trot, UncleX knew that the next step would've been a gallop , so he takes off running after Boo...but he didn't get to them in time, and Molly ran for the trees, and under a low-hanging branch, and she just scraped Boo off!! Damn, that was funny! I STILL hear how that was supposed to be my turn, but I gave it up to her, and Molly must've thought it was ME on her back, not Boo!! But I can't help it, I was starving!! :-D I do know she sat on a cushion at dinner...
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
This cake is wrong, just wrong, I tellya!!
I cannot believe this tattoo! I actually WAS gonna get this one a few years ago! Not on my head, I'm not bald or anything...but on my 'bikini line'!! OMG, now I really wish I would've!!
Okay, I have to touch on this, no matter what!
"If you create a gun-free zone, you're liable for any harm it causes."
I don't own a gun (YET!), but I SO agree with this! Does anybody truly think that a criminal wouldn't be able to get a gun somewhere if they really wanted one? Or that they would say, "Oh, shit! I mustn't have a gun here! This is a gun-free zone! I might get in trouble!" Oh, puh-leez...do you realize that if one professor would've had a gun, many, many lives would've been saved at VA Tech? Sorry to bring that up again, but, did the fact that it was a 'gun-free zone' make Cho unable to shoot two people, go to the post office, and mail a package to NBC, and then return to campus and mow down 30 innocent students? Exactly WHAT good did it do for it to be a 'gun-free zone'? To me, all that does is PROVE that gun-free zones obviously do not friggin' work!! I'm not absolutely sure, but I think that all the mass shootings in America have taken place in gun-free zones. Hmmm...does that make anyone feel safer now? Sleep tight, now...
Okay, got my personal rant outta the way for now.Now I hafta talk about some other stupid stuff that Boo & I did at Grandma's house, and at her mom's house when I stayed overnight there.
At Grandma's house, there was a 'cellar'...not a basement, but it was always referred to as a cellar. It had steps down to it, not only inside, but also from the outside. The outside steps were covered by a big heavy pull-up door, kinda like you see in the Wizard Of Oz movie, you know, you always 'Get in the cellar!' if there's a tornado coming! Anyway, sometime, that solid wood door was removed, and it had been replaced by a green fiberglass panel. I don't know whatever happened to the big door...but, regardless, life would've certainly been easier for Boo & me if it had still been in place! We were out back playing hide-and-seek everywhere, and hiding under the willow tree and all. Then we let the dog off her chain out by the barn, her name was Jet, and she was a GREAT dog. She came out back with us and was chasing us all around and, for some dumb 7-year old's reason, we chased each other up the fiberglass cellar stairs cover...all of a sudden we hear a big ol' 'crack', and ended up through the door up to our knees. Holy crap, can you even imagine how scared we were? Not of falling in the cellar, but of Grandma, Mom, Mom's sister, Aunt V, and Boo's dad (Mom's brother)! So we ran and hid under the willow tree and tried to get a story made up that was plausible. ....Oh, it was Jet!!! Yeah, she was the one that did it!!! Of course, you all have to know exactly how much that was believed...oh, we were in SO much trouble! So, what else did we think of to do there? Well, we had the brilliant idea to soap Grandma's windows (ok, we were bored!). How might we have done that, you ask? Well, everybody was sitting in at the dining room table talking (gossiping), and we snuck up the stairs inside with some soap clutched in our grimy little hands...and soaped the stinking windows on the inside!! How freakin' stupid could 2 little 8 or 9 year old girls BE?? Hmmm...and I'm supposed to be "smart"?
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
And this would be why you don't stick your hands in the cages at the zoo, kids!!
Please, all, pray for all students and families of people who were at Virginia Tech that were affected today...
Bad enough that 4/20 is the 8th anniversary of the Columbine shootings in Littleton, Colorado. Schools used to be the safest places to be...I think that's all I need to say about it...
Really, I did have some funny shit to write about today, but, I think that's gone for now.
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Is anybody too busy to get to Ohio, posthaste, and take care of a little problem I have? This reminds me of the 'Arachnophobia' movie!
And this is a unique way to pierce your tongue, isn't it? If your kid ever says "Mom, I want my tongue pierced", well, you can show them this picture and say, "Well, this is how they do it nowadays! But I'll take you...get your shoes on. Problem solved...
I'm very happy today, (why? I'm up early...for me, anyway!). But I'm already yawning, which means I might be headed back to bed soon. Well, maybe not. I just opened yesterday's mail and have a prescription for ritalin in it, which actually does help me stay awake. Isn't it weird that it calms little kids down, and as you get older, it has the opposite effect? I've heard that caffeine has a 'sleepy' effect on babies too. Not so for kids...
So, I did E's assignment about Dad's history of his family...and, even though it would've been fun, I did NOT put in anything about Dracula or Vlad the Impler being a distant relative that Grandpa & Grandma immigrated to America to hide from! I may make up a story that incorporates that, though...what would be a more 'anonymous' place to hide out than Martin's Ferry, Ohio, huh? Anyway, I called E at college to tell her it was ready and printed out, and she 'bout shit! She HATES to write, said this would've taken her weeks to do...I told her it took me an hour yesterday morning...
Actually, do you know that you can usually find just about any family history (birth certificates, death certificates, marriages) on the Utah Mormon site? Mom told me that yesterday (how does she know? she doesn't even use computers?). I said, but we're not Mormons, and she said it doesn''t matter, it's about the biggest records holder in the U.S.! Of everybody, not just Mormons! I didn't have to use it, luckily, Dad and I had talked quite a bit for the last year, and Mom filled in what I didn't already know. Dad was born in Martin's Ferry in 1917! Nope, no epidurals then!
I was remembering some of the trouble that my cousin, Boo, & I used to get into at Grandma & Grandpas's farm (Mom's family, up close to Tiffin). We always walked all over the place (100+ acres), and explored everything! There was a huge tree that had fallen down years ago, over a part of the 'crick', and in the summer, it stunk really bad cuz of the water rot and all..so we called it 'Sewer Road'. Seriously! We'd take off outside..."Let's go to Sewer Road", and we'd walk the length of the tree on top of it, so if you fell, you'd either go in the water (eeeewwww), or worse, you'd probly fall in a patch of nettles! Then we'd end up bawling and running to the house "Grandma, Grandma!!", and she'd get out the rubbing alcohol and put it on our legs...then we'd cry more, cuz she wasn't being all gentle and patting it, but she'd tell us that was the only way to treat nettle 'bites', you can't "baby" them! And you know what? She was right! Oh, wait, it wasn't alcohol, it was Campho-Phenique!!
Then once, when we were bored with sewer road, we went out to the field in front of the house, and were walking and talking. All of a sudden , Boo yells "Snake!". I was behind her, couldn't see it, thank goodness (I was a city kid, remember, whereas Boo grew up right down the road from Grandma..she was used to this!).So, what does she do? She jumped over the snake, and scared it (scared IT? HAH!), so, of course, it turned around and started slithering through the weeds towards me!! Yell? Me?? Try SCREAM!! Oh well, more about Boo & me later...
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Hey! How come my mom never told me there was an alternate Sesame Street? All I got was "Rubber Ducky, you're so fine...and I'm lucky that you're mine..."
I don't have much to say today, haven't been doing much, I think it's the stupid cold weather....what's going to happen to all the baby bunnies that were just born? Are we supposed to dig 'em out of the snow and eat 'em??
Talked to Bro today, we have interesting conversations. They always have to be pretty short, cuz he's always on his cell phone, in his truck,and he always has to go, cuz he's on his way in to a meeting! Which it seems like he has about 3 or 4 a day! He's probly so busy cuz he only does businesses...he said he wasn't real fond of doing people's houses...but only because people were so 'persnickety'! Or changed their minds halfway into it. I can just imagine...I'd be horrible...if it wasn't my big brother, who used to use me for karate practice when I was about 8! Then he'd tell me his back hurt, would I walk on it? Of course I did...now THAT was fun!!
We all were talking at Easter about how tough it must've been for Mom to raise 2 boys that were 2 years apart in the 50's. And about how when she still only had Psycho, and before Bro was born, Dad had some work down in Argentina, so Mom & Psycho were with him there...but they weren't there for a long time. Then Bro said that 2 boys 2 years apart was nuthin until she had me 11 years later, in '64, and found out what real trouble was! I do know that Mom laughed and said yeah, one of the first clues to that was when they were trying to sell their house in Dearborn, MI, and the realtor called & said she had a couple who wanted to see it, would it be ok to come now? Mom thought it was the perfect time, she'd just gotten done cleaning, etc, the boys were at school, I was home, but I was such a cute, good little girl (almost a year old)...I would be nothing but a plus! (no, you jerks! they weren't selling me with the house!). So, she got me a bunch of toys & books & settled me in my playpen in the living room, and fixed me a bottle, cuz it was lunchtime. She always used those "new" Playtex nursers, with the bag inside it and all, ya know? (women know....guys dont). So the doorbell rings, Mom's all looking around to make sure everything's perfect...then she sees me pull the plastic nipple off my bottle and dump the whole bottleful of milk on the carpet!! ...No wonder that when Mom filled out Tif's "Grandma's Memories" book, my part said "Your Mom was my only daughter, and she always had such an indomitable spirit" Hmmm....
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Nope, not me...it might be someone out there, though!! But it sure is funny!!
Okay, I'm listening to normal music again...for now, anyway...I'm hooked on Fleetwood Mac's Greatest Hits!I I'd actually forgotten how much I like them! Yeah, I know Kid Rock's gonna be back on here soon, but...or Fiona Apple "Criminal"..love that song too!! And, yes, there's always "Bad Company", and Janis Joplin, Joe Walsh, all them...
I kinda figured out part of why I felt just "wrong" this weekend. When I was married to the much older guy in high school, it was April 8, 1983! I always try to tell Tif, "Of course you were there at that! (doesnt matter if she could see it or not!)! I KNEW she was!
Listening to the Fleetwood Mac cd, I remember before she was born, I had thought of maybe naming Tif "Rhiannon". But when I "met" her, (after 21 hours of labor, mind you!), she LOOKED like a Tiffany!! I couldn't imagine her named anything else! Now I always wonder what would happen if you name a kid a name you picked out before it was born, and, as your baby grows, you realize that it's just the wrong name for them. I gotta wonder if parents EVER feel that way, or is it just me being weird?
I'm probly just being weird today...Tif's giving me my Avonex shot tonight...which she IS good at doing, but....it's still a SHOT, for heaven's sake!!! She is so great for volunteering to do this a long time ago...at leaast it's one I only have to get once a week, and I get it in my arm. If she ever quits, I'll have to give it to myself in the leg...yuk!!
I just wish they'd try to find something for ms that you could just swallow...but they say they're working on it...stomach acid seems to eat everything up!! Except this of course....but, I'm in Ohio...
Does anybody besides me, absolutely LOVE those commercials with the cavemen? I read that they're going to do a pilot tv show with them this fall!! That would be hilarious!!
Okay...I have GOT to get to work on that college assignment for E!
Sunday, April 08, 2007
It's been a great Easter for us...Tif & I went out to Bro's house at 4:30, ate, drank,sat around and talked because all 4 of his kids were there, & they are SO funny! (oldest is 30, down to 15).
So, now I have a job to do...but don't tell anyone, okay? I'll trust ya, I'm sure you won't tell anyone, right? The 3rd daughter is in her next to last year of college, and has a class where the assignment is to interview one of her grandparents and tell some stuff about their background, where they came from, etc...
That sounded like nothing but fun to me! E's mom's mom & step-dad were there too, but, E said she'd thought about using them, but they were German, and the school she's in, well...everybody's German! So she told Mom that she wanted to do this about my dad, whose family was from Romania. (yes, Transylvania!), cuz Mom's family was German too! Mom said, "well, you know, I really don't know all that much...". Pardon me? You were married from 1950 to 2006! So...it's now MY assignment!! And, nobody knows my family, nobody will ever see this...my dad's parents could've been captives of Vlad The Impaler, and miraculously escaped! C'mon!! Actually, I kind of tend to blame her reticence on Psycho...I don't know why but she seems like she's kinda in a shell when he's around. But, like the other day, when she was here by herself, she was laughing and talking a lot. That's weird to me...but...whattaya do? Bro & I are both thankful that Psycho's around, because he's always been the closest to her of all of us (including Dad! no you sickos, not like that! hope not anyway! what if he's really my dad? auuuuggghhhh!), and Bro is so busy running the business, driving all over Ohio for appointments, and...of course, I can't drive...but Psycho goes there every night when he comes home from work, has dinner with her, and they sit and talk for awhile. So, yeah, we are thankful for him being here for her. But it was kinda weird tonight, I must admit.Bro's got a really big house, 2 living rooms, hot tub (in the house!)bar, kitchen, bathroom, all this is at one end of it. So, what was kinda weird that was Psycho sat in the room that had the tv on, and he didn't, like, even say hi. All 9 of the rest of us were sitting at the dining room table...he sat in another room and watched GOLF, for heaven's sake!! Peeshaw! He just seems like he gets pissed at everybody else taking Mom's attention away from HIM!! Bro & I've talked about it, and he said that's how Psycho has ALWAYS been...and I gotta believe him, he was there a LOT sooner than me! When I was born Psycho was 13, and Bro was 11. Anyway...
So, we were all still sitting at the table, eating all the desserts, well, I was, anyway...they were just all sitting there, and, well, wouldn't they feel bad if nobody ate 'em? Psycho came in and said something to Mom about he wanted to leave, and Mom said "Can I get a ride home from somebody?"...Bro looked out the window thru the trees in front of his house...then said, "Well, I suppose you could but I hate to think of you out thumbing on this cold dark, windy night....besides, we don't have much traffic down here...". He is SUCH a smartass!!
I bought some flowers to plant this summer last week from a couple little girls for their school...don't worry, they won't be here til May. Yesterday I was sitting here at the computer, im'ng with a friend, and found out some shitty stuff from someone else, and was pissed off & upset...and all of a sudden, someone knocked on the door. I got up & answered it, and it was one of the girls from that day, and she had a bag in one hand, and gave it to me, and said "Happy Easter!" I had her come in & the bag had a homemade huge cinnamon roll, a vanilla candle, and a little angel sculpture in it! Oh my Gawd, I almost started crying! She said, "I just wanted to do something nice for people" And the bag had a paper on it that says 'to nice lady on xxxxxx who bought flowers", with a drawing of 2 bunnies!! Wow! Which now has a place of honor on the wall next to the desk!!
Friday, April 06, 2007
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Monday, April 02, 2007
Oh, now, these are some of the best I've found!!
And, I'm forcing myself not to watch tv today...I'm listening to "happy songs" from the playlist I just made! "The Sign" (remember that? Ace Of Base), "Tubthumpin'" by Chumbawumba, "Sultans of Swing" by Dire Straits...and of course, "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred! I'm probably very annoying today...everyone should be happy they don't live next door...
"Free Your Mind" by En Vogue
"I Want Your Sex" by George Michael...I STILL can't believe he's gay!! That is just SO not fair!!
Well, here I go, doing this on my blog for the first time, and, like I said in the subject line, everyone should play along, it's really fun!! I "cadged" it from Azathoth's blog, cuz it was fun! Thanks, Aza!Go to Wikipedia and type in your Birthday month and day only. (Mine is December 17)
Then...List 3 Events that occurred that day:
Mine-#1, weirdest thing is Dec 17th is the 351st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. My address for the first 20 years of my life was 351…
#2, 1903-the Wright Brothers made the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk NC
#3 weird thing-1969-Project Blue Book was closed by the USAF
Then... List 2 Important Birthdays (besides mine!):
Mine-One – Willard Frank LIBBY!, American chemist & Nobel Prize laureate (1980)
1770 –Ludwig Von Beethoven (Baptism)
Then...List 1 Death:...Simon Bolivar, b. 1783, d 1830
Last...List a Holiday or Observance. (if any):
mine...- Saturnalia, in honor of Saturn, began.
Go ahead, try it! Everybody's doin' it...
Sunday, April 01, 2007
Okay...I'm just having a 'wee-haaa' good time this weekend! Why? Well, Bro called Friday afternoon. The Lynx was delivered to his office Thursday afternoon, and he'd put it together, which took all of, like, 5 minutes! Then he took it home with him, charged the battery up all the way (holds a 7 mile charge), and rode it around a little in his 8 acres of woods. Which kinda had me as little worried...he's a big 'motorcycle guy', you know, rides motocross & stuff, LOVES to ride! I almost expected him to show up with the Lynx all duct-taped, dented, masking taped...hahaha!
But, no, Bro brought it over to my house yesterday around noon (I love it! He understands my schedule!!), and it is an awesome thing to have!! It's PERFECT!! I can drive it all around inside the house, and everything!! Even through that square-type hallway, into the kitchen, to the laundry room, & most importantly...to the refrigerator, microwave, freezer...etc.
Anyway...I've been SO immature this weekend...I'm zooming around the house chasing Truman, beeping the horn at him, in general, just scaring the shit out of him! And I'll tell you what...the top speed is supposed to be 5 mph...I beg to differ! I bet it's much closer to 8 - 10 mph!! All I know is, if I had the will & guts, I could probably do a wheelie, and ride it straight out the window into the front yard!! But I'd never do that (you know me...timid & all that..). So, when Bro was here yesterday, he was measuring for the ramps and all,one in front, one in back. OMG! My attitude has SO changed from what it's been forever! But, I guess it's time to get off my ass & fight again! Like Kevin's always told me, "Walking's overrated, you know?" haah! But I was excited about this & called my cousin, Boo, yesterday too...she agreed with what Kev said, and said "yeah, sweating's overrated too!" Then she said she could just imagine the youtube video I'll have up, showing me jumping off a ski-type ramp into the back yard, with a bunch of neighborhood kids laying in a row (ala Evel Kneivel!)...maybe i'll even do it through flaming hoops or something...
Anyway...I watched the Blue Jackets/Red Wings game today...Tif & date were there, they had seats right behind the Red Wings box (lucky!!), but it was disappointing, I quit watching when it got to be 4 - 0, Wings! Anyway, I know they'll have fun, anyway, they're going to Tif's favorite restaurant after, "Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant" . She told me when they went Thursday night, they had a big plate of pasta, mussels, shrimp, clams, and calamari...which, for us uneducated, is OCTOPUS!!! The picture is at the top...I absolutely love it that she'll try enything like that! I have no clue how she got that, not from me, that's for sure!, but I'm so happy she's like that! Keep in mind, this is the little girl who, at the age of 8 or so, made 'pickle-sickles' in the freezer, you know, pickle juice poured into ice cube trays, covered with saran wrap, then toothpicks in them...a couple hours later, VOILA! instant summer snack!! haha!!
Okay...Ted Nugent's playing..'Free For All'! That music begs for a ride!