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Saturday, October 28, 2006


So, we're down to a little over a week. Now that the World Series is over, it's time to play some real ball.

I hate to make predictions, so I'll just share observations.

First of all, here in Tennessee. I want Harold Ford to win. Bob Corker and the Republicans have gotten dirty and the racism is so obvious. Corker's also not yet mentioned anything that he'll do for Tennessee or the rest of our country in the Senate. It's nice that you went to UT and you're from Chattanooga. GooGoo Clusters and Little Debbie cakes are from Chattanooga, but I wouldn't elect them to Congress.

But deep down is the South ready for a black U.S. Senator? I've seen so much racism that I'm just not sure... This one is way too close to call.

Ohio, Ohio, I miss thee. You might actually make me proud. It looks like my former boss Rep. Strickland and his Congressional counterpart Sherrod Brown will both win their races. Maybe it'll change the tide in Ohio politics. Or maybe these guys are such great lawmakers and truly do what's best for their constituents that they transcend partisan politics.

This whole Michael J. Fox thing disturbs me. Rush Limbaugh crossed a new low by suggesting that Mike was acting when his Parkinson's flared up in recent ads supporting stem-cell research. Tacky, tacky, tacky. I hope Limbaugh never gets any type of debilitating disease, but if he does, I'll be the first to pick fun at him.

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are both positioning themselves for a 2008 presidential race. Let's see what happens this year first, OK? Barack, you just got to the Senate. Earn your stripes. And I'm just not sure the world's ready for either of them to be President. I still think there's a lot of racism in this country and people don't particularly respect women either. Should we challenge those barriers? Yes, but at the same time, I worry about our country if we can't change the course of events, and that means getting a Democrat elected to the White House. A great one who can do the job, not a junior senator with a big name...

Caribbean Countdown Photo of the Day...

A stone's throw from St. Croix...

Friday, October 27, 2006

The thoughts in my brain...

So, I'm temping today since I didn't have anything better to do and who knows when I'll get my first pay check at the new job. This place is very nice. They have loads of snacks. It's been pouring all day so they told me just to go in the breakroom and make myself a lunch so I didn't have to go out in the rain. Very nice! The people are all sweet too.

Ummm...hello, Nicole Richie. If you have trouble eating and need to go to a clinic to work on it, that's called an eating disorder. Don't be ashamed of it; it's OK. There are tons of girls who emulate you for some reason, so please just let them think that it's OK to get treatment when you starve yourself to death. Please.

I hope Jim Leyland and the Tigers can pull it out of their asses tonight because I've decided that most Cardinals fans are obnoxious. Not that all the rednecks in Detroit aren't. But still... We deserve it. We've had to be Detroiters for 20+ years and it's about time that we received a prize for that...

Speaking of folks who I'm sure will be watching the World Series tonight, someone turns 30 today. Maybe I'll figure out where to send a birthday card. I can't remember where I went the other day, but it was somewhere I had only been with him, and I thought of him for a second. Just wonder how he's doing, if he ever makes it up here... His favorite song was "I'm Alright" by Jodee Messina for a long time. And sometimes I can see the two of us with beers catching up somewhere...


Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Fafarazzi Round Two!!

So, a few of us in blogland decided to try our hands at Fafarazzi again. The draft has happened, and I am golden. Look at this:

Shout out to Annie!

One of the first musicians I met when I got here to town was a gal named Annie Tate. Annie is a great songwriter, and as she and I started talking I realized she'd written some of my favorite songs and we really hit it off.

Annie mentioned to me that day that she'd written Rodney Atkins new song that was starting to get a little bit of airplay.

The song: "If you're going through hell."

Well, that was several months ago. And if you pay attention to country music, you know Rodney's song spent many weeks at number one. It's a great song.

What Annie doesn't know about that song is that it became my unofficial anthem this summer. Anytime the going got rough, I'd listen to that song. Everything it says is true. If you're going through hell, just keep going before the devil knows you're there. On a lot of days, that song's what got me through.

So, on my way home from church this morning, I heard it again. I had gone to mass to thank God for all His good work in my life, for letting me hang on until he delivered this perfect job to me. I just kept going and it all worked out.

Occasionally you hear a song that changes your life, that shapes the way things go. It's been tempting to give up on this dream many times along the way. Before I got here, since I've been here, sometimes I wondered if this is where I was meant to be.

I want to thank Annie for writing a song that helped me more than she'll probably ever know. I want to thank Rodney for singing it. I want to thank all y'all who called and requested it and made it number one. And I want to thank God for putting this woman in my path and reminding me to hang on until His plan became clear.

I promised this ages ago...

This, folks, is little baby Reiston. I stole the pic from my brother's MySpace page. Anyhow, I thought y'all might want to see the little boy you were all praying for a few months ago. He's getting bigger; that picture was taken a few months ago. And, as you can see, he's already a very smart boy and likes the best University in the whole world. Go Blue!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Two words...

I stole this from the lady with all the coffee. Swifty nifty and fun.

*NOTE* The answers must all be 2 words in length

1. Explain what ended your last relationship?
cheating bastard
2. When was the last time you shaved?
last week
3. What were you doing this morning at 8 a.m.?
sweet sleep
4. What were you doing 15 minutes ago?
eating popcorn
5. Are you any good at math?
Journalism major
6. Your prom night?
Fun Times
7. Do you have any famous ancestors?
Not really
8. Have you had to take a loan out for school?
Debt forever
9. Do you know the words to the song on your myspace profile?
Alyssa lies
10. Last thing received in the mail?
Stupid bills
11. How many different beverages have you had today?
Crystal light
12. Do you ever leave messages on people's answering machines?
voice mail
13. Who did you lose your CONCERT virginity to?
boy band
14. Do you draw your name in the sand when you go to the beach?
seriously now...
15. What's the most painful dental procedure you've had?
root canal
16. What is out your back door?
my car
17. Any plans for Friday night?
toys suck
18. Do you like what the ocean does to your hair?
i'm confused
19. Have you ever received one of those big tins of 3 different popcorns?
always stale
20. Have you ever been to a planetarium?
star power
21. Do you re-use towels after you shower?
most likely
22. Some things you are excited about?
new job
23. What is your favorite flavor of JELLO?
coconut lime (my own special recipe!)
24. Describe your keychain(s)
store cards
25. Where do you keep your change?
all over
26. When was the last time you spoke in front of a large group of people?
fundraising luncheon
27. What kind of winter coat do you own?
it's purple
28. What was the weather like on your graduation day?
bright, sunny
29. Do you sleep with the door to your room open or closed?
usually closed

I'm a writer!

I don't know if y'all have noticed in the last almost-700 posts here, but I'm a writer. OK, some of it I will admit did not look like writing, but I'm also addicted to online quizzes!

However, I have found someone who thinks I'm a great writer (I keep telling her that Hemingway and Plath are great; I'm just good), and she wants to pay me to write.

Yes, my friends, I have a J-O-B. A real one. With health insurance. (My poor broken tooth is very excited about that.)

I start next week. Writing for 40 hours a week. And getting paid for it.

Life is good, and the grass is green.

Monday, October 23, 2006

356 days!!!

I just felt like posting a picture of Cruz Bay. Only 356 days until we're all living large on the beach.

I was talking to some of my friends last night and I explained that the agenda will work a little something like this.

Day One:
1. Wake up.
2. Run on the beach.
3. Swim in pool.
4. Go to beach with rum and Marley and Buffett in the ipod.
5. Eat something, preferably seafood.
6. Go to bar and finish drinking self into oblivion.
7. Sleep.
8. Days 2-7: Repeat steps 1-7.

So, here's the picture.

Hello, coffee klatch?

I just wanted to make sure that you all realized that when you send links to my blog in your world-famous group e-mails that I can see when someone comes here from there. I can tell when y'all click on the link. I can see everything you do on my web site.

Seriously, there are plenty of great things to read in the library. I hear knitting is ALL the rage. I'm sure your new buddy Jenn could teach y'all photography.

My point is that it's been over a year. I cannot even believe that I am still on your radar screen. Moving on rocks. Y'all really should try it. Not because I'm annoyed by you, because I don't care. At all. But because you deserve it. I know you all don't believe me, but I don't hate any of you, and I really do want what's best for you.

And I refuse to believe that hanging on my every word can really be healthy for your healing process.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Accidentally drunk and I don't care

So, when Kenny and Keith Urban invented the Cruzan Confusion, it got its name because it fucked them up a little. Keith probably should've not drunk them, all things considered. God love him. I just finally start to like Keith and now he has all this drama. I feel so bad for him. I know it sounds retarded, but I really am praying for him and Nicole. It just sucks that here they are just married, and what a great couple and now he has all these demons to battle again.

Since I'm drunk and they don't call it truth serum for no reason, I'm going to toss this out. OK, we're all pretty sure that Kenny and Vanessa have bumped uglies. And that's fine. They're both adults and frankly if Kenny wants to bang women in all his videos, I think everyone would think that's OK. So, now Sara Evans' husband is saying that Sara's humping Kenny. Now I don't know about recently, but I know what I've heard in the past. But let's just say that Kenny and Sara are going at it like dogs RIGHT NOW. What's that mean in the grand scheme of things?

It means that Kenny is now humping two people and neither of them are our favorite person who pretends to hump Kenny. Wonder what she'll come up with for this one?!?

Some days I just wish I were still in that loop to watch the grasping at straws...

Oh shit. I was totally writing this post for a reason, and I'll be damned if I remember why.

Oh yes, I remember. So I accidentally drank rum and got drunk during the first game of the World Series. And thank god I did or I might cry. Luckily I picked the Tigers in five, so it's all good.

And the real point was that since I'm too drunk to think (but you all knew that), I am just going to do an online survey. Thanks, Lindsay.

9 lasts...

9. last place you were in: Kroger
8. last cigarette: I think I had a drag of Kay's and/or Bobby's last weekend. If not, then smoking with Keith during roommate bonding night.
7. last beverage: Cruzan Confusions!!!
6. last kind of candy: Mentos, I think.
5. last phone call: Kay, but my stupid bitch phone ran out of battery and hung up on her.
4. last cd played: trisha yearwood, Jasper County
3. last bubble bath: before I moved. I love my parents' claw foot tub.
2. last time you cried: Thursday morning, in and after church.
1. last alcoholic drink: Rum, stupid ass rum.

8 have you evers...

8. have you ever dated someone twice: yes, bastard.
7. have you ever been cheated on: son of a bitch, yes.
6. have you ever cheated on someone: nope
5. have you ever kissed somebody and regretted it: surprisingly no
4. have you ever fallen in love: yep
3. have you ever lost someone: yes
2. have you ever been depressed: yes
1. have you ever dumped someone: yes

7 states you've been to... (leaving out the obvious ones)
7.: nevada
6.: California
5.: south carolina
4.: alabama
3.: illinois
2.: pennsylvania
1.: north dakota

6 things you've done today...
6.: worked, worked, worked
5.: drank
4.: talked to my roommate
3.: cuddled with Toffee Nut
2.: made a grilled cheese
1.: watched nick at nite

5 people you can tell pretty much anything to...
5.: amy
4.: kay
3.: toma
2.: marti
1.: krista

4 places you want to go...
4.: Italy
3.: virgin islands
2.: New England
1.: california (AGAIN!!!), but I guess we're on for Presidents Day. Woohoo!!!!

3 favorite colors...
3.: navy blue
2.: green
1.: maroon

2 things you want to do before you die...
2.: have kids
1.: own a house

1 person who you know will fill this out...
1.: I'll bet Kay does it.

Friday, October 20, 2006

I'm homesick...

Bob Seger singing before the game. All the newspaper coverage. Watching that video from Channel 4's web site. (I posted it here for you.) Maybe it's the odd number of Cards fans here in Nashville.

Regardless, I am homesick. I want to be in Detroit for all this hoopla. I want to watch the parade at Hart Plaza next week. I want to see what Carmen Harlan has to say. I want to be home.

And I want the Tigers to play at Michigan and Trumbull, while I'm at it.

But unfortunately, I think Hell will freeze over first. (It is Michigan in October, so that could happen.)

Thursday, October 19, 2006

This effing rocks!!!

So, it's World Series time. I am remembering back in the 2nd grade and the whole world as I knew it had baseball fever. It was an awesome year.

The marquee of the State reads "Let's party like it's 1984."

I'm ready. How about you? Oh and Krista, here's your video!

Song of the day: a classic country tie!!!!

So, the radio stations were being fun today. And I was in a mood. I got lost on my way to Rivergate (DO NOT ask! But at least I know where Cool Springs is!), so I got to listen to the radio a lot.

And there's a tie for the song of the day. Warning: there is a theme.

"Nine to five"
by Dolly Parton and "Take this job and shove it" by Johnny Paycheck.

They were absolutely two of my favorite songs growing up, and right now they are just completely and totally appropriate.

In slightly related news, it is looking very good for the new job. I had a great second interview yesterday, and I just "clicked" with everyone. Now, I don't believe in done deals, so I'm not getting excited about it until I get that call next week. But I thought I'd let you all know it went really well.

So, for those of you who have been praying, thank you, and please keep it up. I really appreciate it.

It's about time I got some really good news...

California dreamin'

I need a fucking ocean. Now. Charlene says I can stay on her couch, but I'm pretty sure my place of employment would not like me to leave right now. Nor do I have the money for plane fare or the chutzpah to hitch-hike cross country.

So, until I get out there again (I'm thinking maybe President's Day weekend...), then the pictures and memories will have to tide me over.

Miss Toma (Note to readers: this part of my blog is now about my friend Toma. And ME!!!!) just informed me that she lives in California, as well, on that same ocean as Charlene and that I can visit her anytime as well.

I have a feeling I'll be hitting the Gulf coast before then, but I'm thinking President's Day Weekend is soooooo on!!!!!!!

Since I like to clear things up...

Greeked text refers to nonsensical passages of text which are used to demonstrate typography work. Greeked text is often in a foreign language (such as Greek, hence the name), or made up of nonexistent words, so that the viewer will not be distracted by the textual content but can focus on the fonts and layout.

The classic passages of "greeked text" were actually in Latin, specifically starting with the doggerel Lorem ipsum.

Just to clear things up

People who this blog is about:
sometimes my friends just a little...
and Me me me me me me!!!!!

People this blog is not about:
Everyone else. So most likely you.

If it is about you, I will mention your name or give you a clever nickname. If you're not sure if you are the person getting a clever nickname, you can leave a comment and I'll clear it up for you.

Even if I call you something really embarrassing like the Pretty Princess.

And just for the record, not that I mention the "Crazy Bitches" (not a clever nickname, but a way of life, really...) very often, but when I do I generally mean the original crazy bitches. So those of you who are new are really getting the shaft. You might take that up with your leader. Who's that these days? Still Mrs. Chesney?

Does that help, Jenn?

An interesting week...

So, it's been an interesting week. Some of it you get to hear about, some you don't.

For a second -- but just a second -- I thought about calling the Alabama Slammer over at the Opryland hotel. But then I realized that she still didn't have anything to say that I wanted to hear. And that's OK. And frankly, she doesn't want to hear what I have to say. Trust me on that. If my blog bothers her, I'm sure that seeing me say similar things at dinner would just give her indigestion.

And besides, let's think about it all for a second. In her special passive-aggressive way she says that all she ever wanted was for me to be happy. If that were true, why would she go around telling people what a nut I am. I'm just not as stupid as she thought apparently.

There's other stuff I want to say, but some of my esteemed readers cannot play nice, so let's just pretend that this greeked text is the rest of my big long post about this week.

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If ...

... I were the person who set up the merchandise in a store, I'd make sure that the Midol and Thermacare wraps were easy to find.

You've already got PMS and you just want to go back to bed, and the idiots at the stores never put them in the right place. If I look with pain relievers, they're with tampons. If I search the whole feminine-hygiene (I love that phrase!) aisle then they are over with the Aleve.

Seriously, one day some woman's going to kill a stock boy before she finds this stuff.


... just for those who were wondering. More to follow, because we're looking at another night with no sleep.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Oh wow, a day off!!!!

So, tomorrow I have a day off. I'm beyond excited. First of all, I am going in a few hours to pick Miss Kay up at the airport, and then we are going to dinner and for some drunken debauchery. Someone might not be safe tonight!!! We'll see, but I'm feeling frisky!!!!

Anyhoo, no work tomorrow, so Kay and I can have lots of fun. I'm sure that watching Bobby sing is on the agenda. He's so fun.

After today at work, I need a drink. Or eight. The jackass came to spy on my event and when it went well, he decided to jump my shit about other things. But my boss noticed that he had me agitated, so I'm sure that he will hear all about it. I was really pissed off. I don't care if he wants to yell at me about bullshit, but he needs to do it when I don't have a half-dozen kids eating cookies and working on a craft activity. But overall we had a lot of fun, and I was pleased with the job I did.

So, I started my new temp job this week. I enjoy it, but it is really busy. The work is boring as hell, but there is plenty of it. I'm getting the hang of it, and all the people seem nice, but it's non-stop. The office does have an on-site gym, and I've worked out every day this week and eaten healthy stuff. Although last night I did end up at Krystal. Damn chili cheese fries.

However, I had a great interview for a great job. It's a job where all I'd do is write. Yay, writing! I have a second interview this week, and I really do think I could get it. I'm very excited about it. I would absolutely love working there, and I'd do a great job. I'm going to do my best on Wednesday, but any prayers or warm fuzzy thoughts you can spare would be great.

Life is grand. I'm busy, but I'm happy. Everything is really just starting to shape up, and it's very exciting. As I write this I'm on the couch of my big house in a great neighborhood where I live with two wonderful people. Two beautiful dogs are lounging at my feet. One of my best friends is coming to visit in three hours. There is food in my cupboard and gas in my car. I even bought a cute new pair of jeans this week. I'm going out tonight to dance with cowboys. I truly am blessed.

I do miss my family and wish I could get home soon. I think when I get this job I will take off for a few days and catch up with everyone. I need to get my winter clothes, too. It's cold here!

In music news, everyone should check out the new People -- the one with the Pretty Princess on the front. It's an all-Nashville issue and there's lots of great stuff on our fine city. And if you look really close, there's a picture of a certain boy with yellow hair looking very grumpy. Ha ha. I also think that the Poverty Neck Hillbillies are a band to watch, and Trent Tomlinson's new song, "A wing in the fire" is absolutely fantastic.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Little Miss Sunshine

Ashley and I went to see Little Miss Sunshine on Saturday night.

Someone told me it was a "kids' movie." It's not.

It's for grown-ups. It's absolutely touching. And it is one of the funniest films I've ever seen. I will be buying the DVD when it comes out. The second it comes out.

I had tears running down my cheeks from laughing. Ashley couldn't breathe. I was very thankful that I took a bathroom break half-way through or I would've pissed my pants.

Hilarious. Absolutely hilarious.

Afterward we went downtown. We said hi to my troubadour on the corner, but didn't stay because it was crowded. We went to Crossroads where Desi made the best Washington Apples ever and the bassist in the band made stared at me. All night. In a good way.

We headed to Roberts where I danced with cowboys. Cute cowboys. Who yelled at me for wearing my UT flip-flops because they are not good for two-stepping.

I'll be back Saturday. Desi's got the Crown, and I'll wear my boots.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Tattoo time?

So, they did it. I'm not 100% sure how, but the Tigers went and defeated the Yankees in the first round of the playoffs. So, I guess it's tattoo time.

Oh dear, I am such a pussy. What the hell was I thinking?

Well, Kay says she'll be here and she'll hold my hand. And everyone tells me it goes numb after a few minutes of intense pain anyhow.

She says that if we can have babies, we can get a tattoo.

I hope y'all like it. And remind me to never, ever think that Tigers can't beat the Yankees again. Oops.

Friday, October 06, 2006

You want to learn more about me...

I got this from a friend on MySpace. Now, I hate MySpace so I'm not going to post it there, but I liked it for the bloggy blog.

1. The phone rings, who do you want it to be?
I'll be OK if the phone doesn't ring today.

2. When shopping at the grocery store, do you return your cart?

3. In a social setting, are you more of a talker or a listener?

4. Do you take compliments well?
I'm trying...

5. Are you an active person?
I should be, but sometimes laziness wins.

6. If abandoned alone in the wilderness, would you survive?
Probably not.

7. Do you like to ride horses? I have been riding since I was just little.

8. Did you ever go to camp as a kid? Yep.

9. What was your favorite game as a kid? Connect 4

10. If a sexy person was pursuing you, but you knew he/she was married, would you get involved with him/her? Nope

11. Are you judgmental? I try not to be, but I have my moments.

12. Could you date someone with different religious beliefs than you?
I'm not sure. I guess it'd depend on the person.

13. Do you like to pursue or be pursued?:
As long as it's not the guy who's been pursuing me at Legends on Thursdays.

14. Use three words to describe yourself:
Friendly, nice, happy

15. If you had to choose, would you rather be deaf or blind?
Blind. Probably just because I've had to think about that already and I could deal if it happened.

16. Are you continuing your education?
Not right now, but you never know with me. Maybe someday I'll go back.

17. Do you know how to shoot a gun?

18. If your house was on fire, what would be the first thing you tried to save (let's just say pets and family are already safe, ok? My quilt my mom made for me.

19. How often do you read books?
Whenever I can

20. Do you think more about the past, present or future?:
Lately the future because I'm just trying to come up with a plan.

21. Favorite children's book?
The Velveteen Rabbit

22. Have you kissed any of your MySpace friends?
I don't think so, but they may have something else to say about that :)

23. How tall are you?:
5' 1/2"

24. Where is your ideal house located?:
Europe, probably France or Italy. (Or near Vandy here!)

25. Boxers or Briefs?
For me or on a guy? Boxer briefs.

26. Last person you've talked to?
Jen B

27. Have you ever taken pictures in a photo booth?: yes

28. When was the last time you were at Olive Garden?
It's been years.

29. What are your keys on your key chain for?
car & house

30. Where was the furthest place you traveled today?
I'm heading down to Cool Springs later. (Do y'all know where Cool Springs is?)

31. Where is your current pain at? I'm feeling fine right now, which is good because I thought I'd wake up with a migraine.

32. Do you like mustard?:
Love it

33. Do you prefer to sleep or eat?:

34. Do you look like your mom or dad?:
Not really either of them, but dad I guess.

35. How long does it take you in the shower?:
Long enough to get clean. I'm claustrophobic.

36 Can you do splits?:
Hell no.

37. What movie do you want to see right now?:
That one where Will Farrell plays a Nascar driver.

38. Do you put lotion on your dog or cat?:
I put lotion on my roommate's dog because he has a boo-boo.

39. What did you do for New Year's?:
I don't remember, but I think it's somewhere on this blog. Stayed at home and watched TV probably. Nothing else to do in Nowheresville. This year I'm thinking the concert at the GEC.

40. Do you think The Grudge was scary?
I haven't seen it.

41. What was the cause of your last accident?
I bumped someone a little in rush-hour.

42. Do you own a camera phone?:

43. What are you drinking?:

44. Was your mom a cheerleader?:
I don't think so but she coached cheerleading.

45. What's the last letter of your middle name?

46. Who did you vote for on American Idol?
I don't think I've actually voted, except for Clay Aiken and Bo Bice.

47. How many hours of sleep do you get a night?:
I shoot for 6

48. Do you like care bears?:
I am really anti-toy these days.

49. What do you buy at the movies?:
I cannot watch a movie without popcorn. Yes, that's psychological.

50. Do you know how to play poker?
Yep! Texas Hold 'Em baby.

51. Do you wear your seatbelt?:

52. What do you wear to sleep?
I have lots of cute PJs

53. Anything big ever happen in your hometown?:
Not that I know of.

54. How many meals do you eat a day?
Usually one.

55. Is your tongue pierced?:
Nope. I don't do pain, remember?

56. Do you always read MySpace bulletins?
Not really.

58. Do you like funny or serious people better?:

59. Ever been to Vegas?:
Love Vegas!

60. Did you eat a cookie today?
no cookies :(

61. Do you use cuss words in other languages?
I have a few that I whip out on special occasions. Generally Spanish, but I've got Italian ones too.

62. Do you steal or pay for your music downloads?

63. Do you hate chocolate?
Love it.

64. What do you and your parents fight about the most?
When I lived with them - everything. But now we get along again!

65. Is your cell usually on vibrate or ring?
My cell phone talks to me when it rings. (Actually it's someone else talking, but I guess that's a ringer!)

66. Are you a gullible person?
I try not to be, but I have my moments.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

I'm boring right now...

Let's see ... what's new in my life?

Well, I've spent the last three days with the jack ass at work learning how to do my job. (After I've been there 3 months. Whatever.) Anyhoo, I used a non-kid-friendly word (it was just me and him) but I'm sure it probably pissed him off. Sometimes I just do that. I don't mean to, but I get a little frustrated there, in case you haven't noticed.

So, it's still BS there. We'll see how long it lasts.

I went to see Bobby last night. He is a hot little man, but if he doesn't sing Keith Whitley next time, he's getting a flippity-flop up his ass!

All this week, I am wearing my Tigers t-shirt (Thanks, Krista, for hooking a girl up) and my orange flippity-flops. If they would somehow manage to beat the Yankees for the season, I will be the newest owner of an Old English D tattoo.

I'm kind of a pussy, so in a way I hope they don't win.

I have a question I would probably ask if my blog were not public. And two pictures to post. But it is, so now that will nag at all of you forever! Ha!

I am finally finishing reading "It's Called a Break-up Because it's Broken." Very good book. Should be required reading for all of us!

Kay's coming to visit in 10 days. My plan is for me to have as much fun this time as she did last time.

Well, OK, maybe not quite that much fun. I'd be satisfied with like 1/4 of the fun she had. ;)

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

What part of fall are you?

I should just give y'all a link to Andrea's blog. I steal all her stuff and she's much more exciting than I am.

Anyhow, I took this quiz because I love fall. It's time for pots of chili, spiced cider, apple pies, college football and our favorite sweaters. Halloween is coming soon, and I'm so excited about having trick-or-treaters this year!

I love fall. It's my favorite season. At some point I'm going to have to leave the city and go look at leaves. And I'm NOT looking forward to it getting dark at 4 p.m. Other than that, bring it on!

You Are Apple Cider

Smooth and comforting. But downright nasty when cold.
What Part of Fall Are You?

Did anyone hear...

... About this pervy Congressman from Florida? Wow. I'm not writing this from a political scientist's perspective. (Although think two words: train wreck.) I'm writing this as a voter, as an American. Contrary to popular belief, it's not about the right or the left. If the Democrats had done the same thing, I'd be equally pissed off. (Maybe more so, because this is going to damage the whole party.)

I don't care if you are Republican, Democrat, male, female, gay, straight, etc. No U.S. Congressman has the right to put the moves on high school pages -- regardless of which gender they are. From what I understand, this young man was not even his page. I can't even imagine what would make one of our nation's top lawmakers decide it was a good idea to try to seduce a high school boy across the Internet. It's just so disgusting I can't think.

I remember when I worked in the House. There was a joke:

Q. Why don't Congressmen need bookmarks?
A. Because they just bend over the Pages.

It was tacky then, and it's really tacky to think someone actually did it. And don't y'all wonder what else they've covered up? Because essentially this guy is a child predator, maybe a child molester, and everyone in the House knew and they just didn't want to lose his Congressional seat so they swept it under the rug. What else has been swept under the rug? I don't really even want to think about it.

If I were going to go on my political rant, I'd speculate that it's just the attitude of this administration. They want to win at any cost -- and have. American public be damned! That's EXACTLY what we need in representative government, isn't it?

Lastly, I'm sure some of you are at home comparing this to the Clinton thing. Saying that Democrats tried to cover that up for him and ultimately he got off for what he did.

Let's rewind for a minute. Bill Clinton was an adult. As was Monica Lewinsky. Yes, they probably should not have had sex. Yes, they probably should not have had sex while she was a White House intern. In the White House. And he was married. That was bad. And lying about it was bad. But why did he lie? Because he was married and had an affair? If someone knew should they have told Hillary? Well, sure, that'd be the nice thing to do. But did all of America need to know? Probably not. Look at FDR, JFK, etc. They all had affairs and we didn't know. Hell, America didn't even know how sick either of them was until long after they'd died. I'm not saying that the President or any elected official should lie. I'm just saying there's a very big difference between having consensual sex with a grown-up than there is sending pervy emails to a child. So, let's just compare apples to apples, OK?


... how if you stop worrying about where something is, it just falls into your lap.

It was more funny than anything, really.

Of course, that meant that Cleopatra had to give up her spot on the bank of Denial.

I'm still sticking with my original plan, but that doesn't mean I can't look, right? And why not look when the scenery is oh-so-nice?

Speaking of which, I may have to go find some whiskey and my favorite little singing man that gives me hugs. (Just because I was too cold to meet Phil Vassar on Thursday! He's hot. And I owe y'all a review, which I'll write tonight. That is, if I don't get drunk and go to -- ahem -- Kroger.)

Monday, October 02, 2006

I heart surveys, part ?!?

I stole this one from Andrea, and it looks fun.

1. A cuddler? I can be.
2. A morning person? How much coffee do you have?
3. Are you a perfectionist?: I can be, but I'm working on it.
4. An only child? Nope. I have three brothers.
5. Catholic?: Yes
6. In your pajamas?: I am.
7. Currently suffering from a broken heart?: Not really.
8. Left-handed?: No
9. Addicted to MySpace?: I'm not sure I understand MySpace, but I do have one that I rarely use.
10. Shy around the opposite gender? I am, unless I'm like 0% attracted to the guy.

11. Bite your nails?: Sometimes
12. Get paranoid at times?: Yeppers
13. Currently regret something that you have said?: Life's too short for regrets.
14. Curse frequently when you get mad? I have been known to use colorful language.
15. Enjoy country music?: Yee-haw!
16. Enjoy jazz music?: Yes
17. Enjoy smoothies?: Not generally because most of them have bananas. Blech.
18. Enjoy talking on the phone?: Depends on who's on the other end of the line.
19. Have a lot to learn?: Don't we all?
20. Have a pet?: Not really here in Nashville.
21. Have a tendency to fall for the 'wrong' person?: Nah
22. Have all your grandparents?: My mom's mom is the only one left.
23. Have at least one sibling?: Yes
24. Have been told that you are smart?: Yes
25. Have a broken bone?: No
26. Have Caller I.D. on your phone?: Yep

1. Slept in your bed besides you?: That'd be Kay.
2. Saw you cry?: I think my roommate Keith got me last night.
3. You went to the mall with: Does Lexi-lou-lou shopping while I worked last weekend count? If not, I think it'd be Rosalie.
4. You went to dinner with?: Ashley
5. You talked to on the phone?: Miss Kay. That was fun. Good times.
6. Broke your heart?: I'll have to decide if I'm heartbroken first...
7. Made you laugh?: Oh, I probably shouldn't say because they might read it and it might hurt their feelings, but I was rolling on the ground in convulsions peeing. Funny stuff!

1. Simple or complicated? Simple
2. Hardcore?: Most likely no
3. Tired?: Always

1. Flowers or candy?: Flowers. Unless the candy is Belgian chocolate.
2. Grey or black?: Hmmm...not a big fan of either, really.
3. Color or black and white photos?: Black and white lately.
4. Lust or Love?: I'm becoming a big fan of lust.
5. Sunrise or sunset?: Sunrise is a tad bit early for me.
6. M&Ms or Skittles?: Skittles
7. Staying up late or waking up early?: Still not a morning person.

1. Sun or moon?: I think the moon is incredibly romantic.
2. Winter or fall?: Fall is my favorite.
3. Left or right?: Left.
4. Vanilla ice cream or chocolate ice cream?: Chocolate all the way.

1. Been hugged: Yep. (I think my last hug was from Mr. Davis on Thursday!)
2. Felt stupid: sure
3. Missed someone: I did, but now it's all good :)
4. Got drunk: Now don't go calling me a raging alcoholic or anything...
5. Been sick: Not really (I'm knocking on wood as I type this.)
6. Danced crazy: I did dance crazy (see the part about the booze!)
7. Gotten your hair cut: Nope, I just might grow it out.
8. Cried?: I cried last night. Damn hormones.

Too lazy for a real post... here's the Caribbean Countdown photo of the day.

And officially the countdown is 369 days, for those keeping track at home.

Oh, and this reminded me that I haven't listened to my Be As You Are CD for a while. Did you know flights are $350 from here to St. Thomas right now? It's sooo tempting...

Guitars, tiki bars and a whole lotta love
Mangoes and Marley, you know, fit me like a glove
Sixth gear with nowhere to steer
When enough is enough
It's guitars, tiki bars and a whole lotta love

(I'm kind of over the guitar part right now. And other things, but more on that later!)

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Hey Knoxville...

I see you on here all the time, and I have no idea who I know in Knoxville. Why don't you leave me a comment and let me know who's stopping by to say hi!!!!

You've got my curiosity piqued.

A little surprising...

You Are 50% Open

You are a fairly open person, but you also like to maintain your privacy.
You definitely will tell all (okay, almost all) to your closest friends...
But strangers and acquaintances only get a peek into your life.
How Open Are You?

Really the only thing that I've disliked about the changes I've made over the last year is how distrustful and guarded I've become. It used to be that I was pretty much an open book. Yeah, there were things that were private. However, my motto went from "A stranger is only a friend you haven't met yet" to "Trust no one." That's hard. Some things I like that I don't share with other people. As everyone's favorite anorexic actress (OK maybe only mine) would say, "Sometimes you need to keep your precious things precious." And that's true. But I think that it's human nature to want to tell people when you're happy, excited, pissed, etc. And honestly, I think you'd explode if you kept it all bottled up.

But, I thought this was pretty accurate these days. I wonder what the results would've looked like if I'd done this last year...

This is brilliant!

Why did no one ever tell me about such a thing? I'll have to remember this one.

So smart it's stupid...

I just got an e-mail from I love I buy lots of stuff there. I have since they first came out. But the e-mail I got today made me chuckle a little, and then it made me sad.

You see, they base your promotional e-mails on what you got in the past. They see what you should already have and then suggest some new stuff that would complement it.

Several years ago for Christmas I bought Mike some hiking and day-trip guides for all over Michigan. I always expected they'd be used for adventures we planned together. Obviously, that never happened.

So imagine my surprise when I logged on my email today to see that Amazon thought I might want to buy a book called "Hiking Michigan." I didn't buy it because I wouldn't get much use for it in Tennessee, but I couldn't help but think that was odd after all this time.

I can imagine that some people get one of those e-mails and it really hits a nerve with them. Something so long in the past dredged up -- maybe a divorce, an illness, death. For the most part the recommendation e-mails are appreciated (although I've never used one to purchase what was suggested), but I can see how it could be a recipe for disaster.