Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The 5th and Final 100 Things

81. I've had one one night stand. He was the sex on the beach guy.

82. That same week I could've had two more but didn't.

83. I spent all of 10 minutes at my senior prom with my boyfriend at that time. And all of 20 minutes two years later at new boyfriend's prom. I don't regret either one. The not going/staying at prom for long or the boyfriends that is.

84. I don't dance, hence no regretting of the not going to prom. At least, I don't fast dance.

85. The only song I will fast dance to is AC/DC's Shook Me All Night Long. Unless I'm drunk then maybe I'll fast dance to others. Maybe!

86. My first concert was Rush in either '86 or '87. I truly can't remember exactly when.

87. My best concert ever was of REO Speedwagon at the Louisiana State Fair in Baton Rouge. They rocked and everyone in the audience was just as much a part of the show as the band which is what made it so great.

88. My first concert with H Ditty was Alanis Morrissette's in '96. Her Jagged Little Pill tour.

89. I love being on the water, boating and fishing both. I can't wait until we take our first cruise which will be who knows when but we will.

90. I can water ski although I haven't done it in years. So maybe I can't anymore, heh.

91. I was pigeon toed as a kid and had to wear braces on my feet and legs to straighten them out. I pitched a fit so often that mom finally gave up and didn't make me wear them anymore. When I discovered boys I forced my feet to face forward and I've been fine ever since.

92. I'm a night owl. I usually don't get into bed until midnight. (Although with the new job this is changing, for most nights anyway. I'm trying to get into bed no later than 11, but that's not happening tonight.) I'm an ok morning person, I'm not grumpy or anything and I don't need coffee to wake up. Which is lucky since I can't stand the shit.

93. I saw my first porno when I was 11 at my best friends house. She knew where all of her parents stashes were. And there were plenty of both stashes and pornos.

94. I think I was around 7 or 8 when I saw my first porno mag. The proverbial mag under the bed thing, it was my oldest brother's.

95. I used to be kick ass at grammar and spelling (ha! I misspelled grammar, luckily spellcheck caught it. How funny is that?). My girlfriends would hate giving me notes during school because I would correct them. After moving to LA in one of the letters I received one of them interrupted herself to say to me, "You're probably correcting this as you're reading, aren't you?" And I was. My best friend senior year also said the same thing in my yearbook. I'm not very good at it anymore, I don't know what happened.

96. I love to play games; boardgames or cards, doesn't matter. We used to have a bi-monthly game night but don't anymore. I miss it.

97. Any type of movie trivia board game is my favorite kind of board game.

98. Favorite card game is Texas Hold'em.

99. I wear contacts and they're a pain in the ass. But I'll only ever wear my glasses when I'm home and not going anywhere. I will never ever wear them out of the house other than running out to my car or the garbage or some such thing as that.

100. I have to sleep with a fan going. The floor kind not the ceiling. Without the noise of a fan or at least some kind of motor (such as air conditioner in a motel room when on vacation) I can't sleep.

And just one more because I want to:

101. I noticed while writing and editing these 100 Things I have a lot of quirks when it comes to my sleep habits. There's at least two more that I'm not going to share. They're not dirty or anything, it's just that I've shared enough of these habits.

Media quote of the day: Your mom threw away your best porno mag - The Beastie Boys

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Sucky memories

So my weekend went pretty well. Friday night after work we were both pretty tired. We watched some recorded shows and then were in bed by 9:30. He had to go to work and I slept in until about 10:30. That felt extremely good.

Did a little catching up on my blog/journal reading. Then had to get ready to go to my mom and stepdad's for his 80th birthday. Had a good time, it was just his kids and my mom's, no grandchildren. So it was a nice adult evening. HD came over after he got out of work and visited until he had to get home to go to sleep for the next day's work. I didn't leave until about 11:30.

Today was a lazy day for the most part. Almost finished catching up with the blog/journal reading. I got to everyone's site that I actually have listed on my blogroll. Now I just have to get to the few people I haven't listed yet. They're on my favorites on my computer but since my computer crashed I have to get to them through other means and I just haven't done that yet. Not sure if I'll be able to do so today or not but I definitely plan on doing so over the next few days. I did some dishes and then watched An American Haunting. This movie is based on a real life haunting in Tennessee of the Bell Witch. I remember reading about it not long after The Blair Witch movie came out. They're totally unrelated by the way. So when this movie came out last year I was interested in seeing but never got around to it until now. It was ok but I don't recommend it unless you're out of good movie ideas.


On to my thoughts that I had rattling around in my head the other day that I mentioned.

24 I've decided not to go into now other than to say... Wow is this a great show or what. Totally threw me for a loop about one of the bad guys from last year. Don't want to say any more than that in case some of you haven't watched it yet.

Pan's Labyrinth is one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. It is highly recommended. Some of the promos make it look like a child's fairy tale movie but it's rated R so there's no way in hell a child should see this movie. Now a lot of R movies young teens can see because the swearing or violence is so over the top that they easily see it as all theatrics. This movie is set during Spain's civil war around 1944. A young girl of 12 or 13 is going with her pregnant mother to her new stepfather's base. The baby is his and he believes a son should be born where his father is so this is why they're (EDIT: I don't know how many times I reread this damn post and didn't catch the misspelling of they're until just now - 10:51pm 1-29-07. I had it as their for those of you who didn't know before. Sad, just sad it is.) going into the woods where (EDIT: Damn, did it again, had this as we're. I'm going to have to quit posting when I'm tired. Or just learn not to care. HA! Like that's ever gonna happen.) the army is fighting the last rebels. The captain is ruthless. The stuff he does to captured people is brutal. This is stuff that has happened in real life so no over the top stuff going on here as far as this part of the movie is concerned. It made me cringe a few times and I don't easily cringe. Hence why I don't think young teens or even mid teens should see this.

Most of the parts with the young girl though are absolutely terrific. They're twisted and somewhat beautiful. She is supposedly a princess from an underground world and she has to do three tasks to be able to go back to that world. There's a faun that's helping her and trust me this faun is so completely different from the faun in Narnia. He's a bit scary but at the same time nice. The ending is one of those that lets you decide what you want to believe. The "real" story or the "fairytale" story. Or as I said to HD, I believe both stories happened.

It's not based on any real life tales or anything, don't get me wrong, it's just a good screenplay that makes you think.

Memories that you wish you didn't have. As listed in my 100 things, I was married once before. I don't have and never did have proof that he cheated on me but I did have at one time evidence that he wanted to. Before finding a letter written to a coworker of his for my proof I had feelings and thoughts. I got these feelings and thoughts after having lunch with him and the coworker one day. He just kept talking about her to me almost as if she wasn't there. It was about her likes and dislikes and quirky habits and such. Now of course you find some of this stuff out from coworkers as time passes, whether you want to or not. So it wasn't that that had me bothered. It was the way he said these things.

But one of them has stuck with me all these years later and I really and truly wish they'd leave my brain. It's been close to 13 years since I learned this shit, it needs to go the fuck away! I was told half by him and half by her that she's afraid of driving under train tracks while a train is on them. It doesn't matter if the train is moving or just sitting there. If she's driving along and the road happens to go under train tracks and there's a train there she will pull over to the side of the road or turn on to a side road if there's one available and wait until the train passes. If it's sitting there and stays that way for any length of time and she's in a hurry she'll turn around and go another way. She's scared that the train will miraculously tip over and fall on her.

It was a funny and quirky tidbit at the time but now it's an annoying motherfucking memory that won't go the fuck away. And what makes it all the worse is that I drive under tracks every single fucking work day and if I go out during the weekend then I do it then too. So it's twice, sometimes 3 times a day depending on how I come home from work and 2 - 4 times depending on where I'm going to do my shopping over the weekend. (There's two sets of tracks that cross the main road that I drive on every day.)

If I'm in a conversation with someone or singing a song or listening intently to some "wacky" morning show stuff I might get away without remembering it. But that doesn't happen too often. And it never ever works when a train is actually going over or sitting there. The image of us 3 sitting at that damn restaurant table and me being told about it pops into my head. I cannot even relate to you how much it sucks, it sucks that bad!

So do you have any sucky memories?

Media quote of the day: I've just been down the gullet of an interstellar cockroach. That's one of a hundred memories I don't want. Kay - Men in Black

Thursday, January 25, 2007


Just wanted to put up a quick post to say sorry that I haven't updated in a few days. I've been really busy and not having my own computer really sucks. I haven't been able to get on HD's for very long when I'm even able to get on it. The only reason I'm able now is because he's not home yet but he will be in just 10 minutes or so. Which means I'll have to get off of it so he can get on it. I may be able to come back later tonight though, we'll see.

There's a few things I'd like to talk about so I'll put them down now so I don't forget. Whether I'll write more later on these subjects I can't say for sure. By the time I have more time I may not care about them anymore.

1. Memories that you wish you didn't have.

2. Pan's Labyrinth

3. 24

4. hmmm, could've sworn there was a 4th one. Oh well, I must have already lost interest.

Hope to see y'all soon, whether it's here or on your own blogs. I miss my reading. I can only go to one or two a night, again, if I'm even able to get on the damn thing, before I have to leave to go to bed. I'll be playing catch up this weekend though. HD has to work and other then my step dad's birthday party on Saturday I'll be free to use the computer.

Media quote of the day: A long time ago, in the underground realm, where there are no lies or pain, there lived a Princess who dreamt of the human world. She dreamt of blue skies, soft breeze and sunshine. One day, eluding her keepers, the Princess escaped. Once outside, the brightness blinded her and erased every trace of the past from her memory. She forgot who she was, and where she came from. Her body suffered cold, sickness and pain. Eventually she died. However, her father, the King, always knew that the Princess' soul would return, perhaps in another body, in another place, at another time. And he would wait for her, until he drew his last breath, until the world stopped turning... - Pan from Pan's Labyrinth

Monday, January 22, 2007

4th 20 Things

Turns out I only put up 19 in my last 20 things so here's #60 and the next 20 items.

60 I've had sex on the beach. Both the drink and the real thing. Luckily no sand got where it wasn't supposed to. At least not for me, don't know about him, never asked and can't now.

61 I've never been skinny dipping and unless I get slim again I'll never do it unless there is absolutely no chance of anyone seeing me. Because no one needs to see that. Except for H Ditty of course.

62 My parents divorced before I turned one. And my father was, for the most part, out of our lives ever after.

63 My oldest clear memory is of me sitting on dad's lap when I was 5. We and the boys were sitting in our living room watching tv waiting for mom to come home. He was babysitting us while she went to do some shopping. She walked in the back door with a puppy in her arms and I jumped off his lap and went running and squealing to mom and the pup, which promptly bit me, the pup that is not my mom silly.

64 I do have one memory of being a baby. I was being carried (I believe by my father, the memory/feeling is of being held in a man's arms) out the back door onto the enclosed porch. In front of us were two of my brothers going down the stairs to the outside door. As I was taken out a German Shepard, that was chained to the fence right next to the door, jumped up to sniff at me. As far as I knew we never had a German Shepard so when I mentioned this memory to my mom and 2nd brother they said that we did have one. That's when I found out that when I was a little baby mom got the dog and when I started to learn to stand and walk Mike (the dog) would knock me down. Never in a mean way but in a curious coming over to sniff/lick at me way. So mom gave him away because she was worried that he would accidentally hurt me.

65 I've never smoked a cigarette, never even had a lit one in my mouth.

66 I've never done drugs of any kind, except of course for legal prescription drugs and those as prescribed.

67 The closest I came to "taking drugs" was when I had a major headache, bordering on a migraine, my senior year during school and a friend of mine gave me a muscle relaxant. I didn't know it was that, she told me it was migraine medicine. I sort of floated around for the rest of the day and I couldn't stand it at all. Luckily my mom picked me up early because we were going out of town so I didn't have to try to appear normal for the rest of my classes.

68. I love bagpipes. I couldn't tell you how many CD's I have of Irish and Scottish music. All instrumental, not much for the lyrics, although I like those too, just not as much.

69. My favorite Christmas song is The Little Drummer Boy. It's also my favorite Christmas story. Well, that and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. But not that awful live action movie, blech.

70. I collect snowbabies. But I'm not psycho about it, if I get one I get one, if not so be it.

71. Three of the best shows that were canceled when they shouldn't have been are: Homefront, Cupid and Sports Night. It won't matter how many shows and movies Kyle Chandler is in, he will always be "the guy from Homefront" to me.

72. The two movies I can watch over and over again and never tire of are While You Were Sleeping with my fave Sandra Bullock and The Princess Bride.

Ha, this is funny. Right after writing this the song from the beginning credits of While You Were Sleeping came on the radio.

73. As of today my list of five are:
  1. Brad Pitt (He has never lost this position since he joined it many years ago)
  2. Taye Diggs (I could kiss this man all over)
  3. Dana White (President of the UFC, every time he comes on screen I have to say "he's hot" to H Ditty and he always responds, "Yeah, I know." in a resigned voice)
  4. T. R. Knight (Yes, I know there's all those Mc Whatever's on there, doesn't matter. And I just found out he's gay, oh well, he's still on here.)
  5. Jonathan Davis (Singer of Korn)

The bottom 3 have been known to change from week to week but the top two will be there for a long time to come.

74. I believe the sexiest female out there is Halle Berry and why I'm not killing myself to even try to get a body like hers is beyond me. I really must start.

75. I'm a short shit, as H Ditty calls me. I'm not quite but close to 5' 3" and according to him I have a tiny head that he calls "Peanut Head" which is where the title comes from.

76. In facial features, hair and eye color I take after my dad. In body style I take after my mom.
77. My father died when I was 23 and as I mentioned earlier he wasn't in my life much.

78. I have never felt deprived of a father because of having four older brothers. Because of them, along with most of their friends, I never lacked for male attention. I was a very protected girl, hence not having a boyfriend until 18. Many, many boys were afraid of my brothers and friends. Which I found out after moving to LA and my girlfriends telling me of a few different guys that wanted to take me out but were afraid of getting their asses kicked. Which they would have if they ever hurt me in any way.

79. On Valentines Day of '89 my fiance at the time and I couldn't be together because he had to work. Brother #2 (Scott) had called to talk to mom about something but she wasn't home so he talked to me. When he found out Mike wasn't taking me out he offered to fly down and kick his ass. He wasn't kidding.

80. I'm a prom night statistic.

Media quote of the day: Reagan usually does the driving. Stolen switch car. They leave it running... on the curb. It looks parked from the distance. When they run they dump the vehicle and they vanish... like a virgin on prom night. I mean they vanish, swishh... - Pappas - Point Break

Look at me, I'm Sandra Dee Lousy with virginity Won't go to bed 'til I'm legally wed I can't; I'm Sandra Dee...........I get ill from one cigarette (cough, cough, cough) - Rizzo singing Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee in Grease.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Sad day in Chicago for the New Orleans Saints

Well, the Saints lost but we still had a good time. It was very cold but at the same time we were lucky enough to be under the second tier seats so we were out of the falling snow and winds. We had a few hecklers but at the same time most of the people were pretty cool.

The snow started early morning. When I got up at 6a.m. to feed the cats there was already about 1/4" on the ground. By the time we left to go pick up some hiking boots from my mom for me to wear rather than my tennis shoes there was a good inch, maybe a little more on the ground. But at least it wasn't snowing then. We decided to switch vehicles and came back home and took H Ditty's 4 wheel drive instead. We were leaving a little later than we wanted to but then we found out that the guy we got the tickets from called the guy we were going with to say that he had one more ticket for us. A parking ticket. Which saved us a lot of time because they were under the stadium!! That my friends was just too damn cool. This same ticket was going for $250.00 on line. Our seating tickets were going for $1,300.00 to close to $3,000.00 a piece. Yeah, we were damn lucky to be there.

It was very nice to see so many Who Dats walking around. Usually when we go to a game I play "spot the Saints fan" and it's not very easy. Most of the time I need to use the binoculars to find them. Not this time, they were just about everywhere. Including sitting right next to me, two of them showed up. They said they were very glad to see us. They weren't wearing any Saints stuff though because they were a little worried about the Bears fans.

The couple sitting directly behind us were Bears fans and the guy said he was worried sitting on the visitors side with a lot of Saints fans and what we would do. But we all were "really cool" he said.

The game itself was fun and sad to watch. It was pretty exciting. Up until that damn safety. The momentum just seemed to go out of the Saints. They just couldn't recover it seemed like. The Bears played a great game, they showed up to play. I don't know what happened to the Saints. It truly seemed like they weren't there. The drive right before halftime looked like they finally showed up. Right after halftime they were there and then the safety happened and they were gone again.

The run by Reggie shut a lot of people up though. We were screaming our heads off. My throat is still a little sore from all the screaming. Not just for that run though, there were plenty of other times we were a hollerin.

We stood the entire time because most of the people in our section stood for the entire time. Except for two plays the people never sat during the game and only rarely any other time. I'd sit from time to time during time outs or changing sides at the quarter endings. I have bad knees and my left foot is fucked up (I need to go see a doctor about it) so I had to sit every now and then. I was pretty stiff after our drive home. But I took some Aleve and except for the one part on my left foot I feel much better.

I bought a pennant. Don't know where we'll put it, maybe no where on display. It might end up with a lot of other Saints stuff in storage. But at least it's for the NFC Championship, showing both our teams helmets and their names.

After the game we stayed behind to see the couple interviews with Grossman and Urlacher and then Lovie Smith getting the trophy. There were only a few Saints fans left after it was all done. I at first thought we were it but we saw a few there. Most people were pretty cool. We got a few "Go home"s and "Who Dats?" thrown back at us. But for the most part people were telling us "good game" and meaning it, "hell of a season," "next year," "have a safe trip home." I only corrected one person on that one and he asked that since we're from here will we be rooting for the Bears in the Superbowl or not. I told him that of course we would be. That I'm a Bears fan, just not as much as a Saints fan, nowhere near as much, but still a fan.

Hell, we'll probably have a Superbowl party and it'll definitely be Bears City up in here.

Anyway, we'll be back next year. I have faith in our team. They just have to do something about the defense. They gotta train harder and maybe get a new player or two.

I'm proud of them. They came back from such a deficit last year. No one expected this much of a turn around and for them to make it all the way to the championship game is just awesome.

Nonmedia quote of the day: "Go Saints!" and "Who Dat!" heard all over the stadium today and it was wonderful.

Friday, January 19, 2007

On my mind

There's been quite a bit on my mind lately.

1) First and foremost. I really and truly hate not having my computer. I don't think I mentioned this at all but I've been without my computer now for a little over 2 weeks. It crapped out one day and we can't fix it. We have to get a whole new one and haven't done it yet. So I've been using H Ditty's computer whenever I can get on it. Which isn't very often. I have to wait until he's gone to bed which is usually around 8:30/9:00. He still hasn't acclimated to the day shift yet. So anyway I haven't been able to get to all my favorite sites for awhile either. Really sucks. I'll be playing catch up tonight and tomorrow.

2) A very horrendous thing happened to one my coworkers the other day. The lady that did my phone interview was involved in a car accident and died. Two of the women in my dept. talked to her while she was on her way in. One of them was discussing what they'd do when she got there which she said would be in 15 minutes. Almost an hour later someone else who knew she'd be in soon was looking for her and that's when we all realized that it'd been an hour since the last person had talked to her. She was an incredibly nice person. It's absolutely tragic.

3) I need to clarify something. It's been awhile since H Ditty has been here and he recently came by and caught up on his reading. He says that what I put in my comments of the post about his being so nice to me on my first day of work made it sound like I was willing to leave him recently. So I need to clarify that the last time I thought about leaving him was many many years ago. Before we were engaged, let alone married. For those of you who don't know, we've been together for over 11 years. Most of those years he would say how he had no interest in getting married. I would wonder from time to time why I was staying with a man that didn't want to marry me. And one of his biggest flaws was that he didn't help around the house as much as he should have. It was the fight we'd get into the most and it would happen more often than not. At those times I would also wonder why I was with a man that didn't respect our house, me or us enough to help out more and marry me rather than shack up with me. Then when I would calm down I'd think that if this is one of my biggest complaints about him I'd be silly to leave. He's not cheating on me, he's not lying to me, and all those other crappy things some men will do he's not doing so I should count my blessings and stick it out. I did and he did eventually help more around here and marry me. Love you!

4) I'll admit it, I'm a little worried about the game on Sunday. Not because I believe the Bears will win, but that the Saints will lose. If you know what I mean. If not, I believe if the Saints lose it'll be because of their own damn mistakes, not from anything the Bears do. Not to say that they won't make a good play or two, but that what they do won't cause them to win. I'm also a little worried that if the Saints win something might happen to one of us. It could be minor or big you just never know. Or I'm worrying for nothing and nothing will happen at all. Which is really what I think will happen but I'm still worried about what might happen.

5) We're trying to figure out what kind of sign to make so we'll get on tv. We just found out last night where our seats are. I have to tell you, they're kick ass
seats. We're in section 111 and row 18. That's in between the 30 and 40 yard lines. Don't know what side though, if it'll be visitor's or home. Although it is the East side of the stadium and I think the visitor's are usually on that side. If so that'll be even better. It's supposed to be snowing, 1-4 inches they're calling for on Sunday. Some of that is supposed to be coming down during the game. I'm going to be freezing! But having a blast, either way, win or lose, I'm going to be having a blast.

6) I'm really liking my job. I'm busy all day which is such a blessing after that God awful job I had before. At 5:00 I got the list of what my projects will be. Both new guy and I have been helping boss lady and snaggle tooth (the 1st chick that was training me my first couple of days. She has a couple crooked teeth but they actually make her cuter. She's also extremely nice) with all of the jobs we have going. Today, we got a list of the jobs that are no going to be considered ours. Snaggle tooth will no longer have any of them, she works the service side and helps with the administrative work when needed. I'm happy to finally have my own jobs to worry about rather than being all over the place.

7) I can't stand the fact that I like that stupid Hinder song Lips of an Angel. It's really catchy though. But the subject matter is deplorable!

8) Numbers has been on in the background as I've been writing this. That is one good show.

9) Did I mention that I can't stand not having my own computer. There's like 5 or 6 sites that I go to that I haven't gotten around to adding to my blog list so I have to link to them by other sites or comments. It really sucks. I know, what's the big deal in doing that. Well, no big deal really, it's just the inconvenience of it all. Maybe that's what I'll do tomorrow, finally get them added.

Well, I'm signing off so I can go read some blogs/journals. Have a nice night.

Media quote of the day: Please, understand, sometimes I can't choose what I work on. I can't follow through on a line of thinking just because I want to, or, or because it's needed. I have to work on what's in my head. And right now, this is what's in my head. - Charlie Eppes - Numbers

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Saints vs. Bears

So, I just found out last night that I'm going to the game this Sunday!!!!!!!!!!!!

I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am about this. At first it was just supposed to be H Ditty going with a coworker and two of that guys friends. Then the other day he says he's not gonna go because he doesn't feel it's right that he'd go and not me. That we're not watching it together. I told him I thought he was silly. I double checked with him to make sure he really was ok with it and he was.

Then yesterday he says he called up his buddy and told him the bad news. They talked for awhile then the guy asks HD if he wants the good news now or later. HD asks what he's talking about and the guy tells him that his neighbor that was gonna go has now bowed out. That there's an extra ticket and if we want it it's mine. HELL YEAH WE WANT IT!!!!!


I'm going to be freezing my ass off that's for sure but I'm gonna be lovin' every minute of it. I cannot wait.

Media quote of the day: We all know most marriages depend on a firm grasp of football trivia. - Modell - Diner This is a good movie, if you haven't seen you it you should rent it and watch it. It made me think of H Ditty. He hasn't seen it and less than a month after I watched it he did to me what one of the guys does to his fiance only on a lesser scale. Basically he made the girl answer over a 100 questions about football before he'd marry her. Now, HD didn't do that to me, since we're already married of course. But about 3 games into this season he made me name all the teams in both the NFC and AFC, well, as many as I could. Which I did quite well with thank you very much. Then I had to name as many quarterbacks and other players as I could and which teams they're on. I did pretty well there too.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

3rd 20 Things

I was supposed to have an introduction to The Brat Prince up by now but I haven't done what I need to do to have it posted so it'll have to be another time.

So here's the next installment of 100 things.

41. I love rainy days and thunderstorms and believe if there's going to be one where you live you should get the day off of work to enjoy it.

42. I've never lived in a home with a fireplace but I very much want one. Even if it's a gas one.

43. My favorite holiday is Christmas and I love to give more than getting. Don't get me wrong, getting is great but I love giving the "right" gift and seeing the happiness that ensues.

44. My favorite cookies are carrot cookies. I don't get them that often because they're a pain in the ass to make. Usually they're only made at Christmas because of being a pain to make. Out of all the cookies that are available they're the first to disappear because my brothers also love them so they pig out.

45. My favorite smell is freshly mown grass, I wish I could smell it when I mow my own. I believe that is one of the most unfair things ever, not being able to smell ones own mown grass.

46. Being the youngest of five I always had to sit at the "hump" in the middle of the floor in front of the back seat. I never ever got shotgun until my teen years. Even when it was just two of us going along and I yelled shotgun first.

47. I got my first "real" boyfriend when I was 18. I say "real" because the others I had lasted no more than a week.

48. Although I never did drugs nor did my youngest brother we were known by the "druggies" around town because of the 3 oldest boys. We would both have people wave at us or say hi to us as they passed us in hallways at school and on the streets of the town and we'd have no clue as to who they were. But they'd know us because of hanging out in our garage with the older brothers, they'd see us from time to time. It was very odd to say the least.

49. I have two freckles on my left pinky toe; on the top and the bottom of it.

50 I have no scars or moles of any concern so it would be hard to identify my body if that's what it would come down too.

51 I've never had a broken bone or suffered any major trauma.

52 I've never spent more than a couple hours in the hospital for myself. I've been to the emergency room a few times over the years but never for anything they couldn't treat and send me on my way.

53 My favorite meal is crawfish etouffee. Mmmmm crawfish.

54 I am an extremely picky eater and "believe" that all condiments are the devil's food.

55 I got out of eating spinach, including getting my brothers out of it when I was 10 or 11, can't remember the exact year. My mother made me stay at the kitchen table one night when I wouldn't eat my spinach. I was to stay there until I did. Finally about 2 hours later when I had had enough of sitting there I finally took a bite, plugging my nose the whole time. As soon as I swallowed it came back up along with the rest of the dinner. We never had to eat spinach again.

56 I had to share my bedroom with two of the brothers until I was 15 1/2 years old when the two oldest moved out together and their bedroom became available. The 3rd oldest brother was very upset that I got their room over him. But as mom said, I'm a girl and 15, it's only right that I no longer had to share with boys. Besides, mom, me and 4th oldest brother moved to Louisiana less than a year later and the oldest moved back and they rented the house from mom after we left.

57 I worked at a company that was a parent company for a flight school in Baton Rouge. I flew one of the two seater planes once. I didn't do the take off or the landing but I did all the flying in the air for a short while.

58 If I hadn't moved back to Illinois I would have gotten my pilots license. I still hope to do so one day.

59I don't have any phobias. Thank God! Just those bordering on ones mentioned earlier.

Media quote of the day: I'm in this restaurant, and the waiter brings me my entree. It was a salad. It was Lloyd's head on a plate of spinach with his penis sticking out of his ear. And I said, "I didn't order this." And the waiter said, "Oh you must try it, it's a delicacy. But don't eat the penis, it's just garnish." - Caroline - The Ref This is a great movie and one of the best holiday movies out their, in my humble opinion of course.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Saints win




Media quote of the day: Who dat? Who dat? Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints? - Everyone!!

Friday, January 12, 2007


For those of you who haven't clicked on the link over there to the left to Fred's sight yet - click on this. You will not be disappointed. Well, as long as you don't mind a a good fart story that is.

I was laughing so hard tears were coming down my face. While H Ditty never did that to me, he's come close. And admittedly I too have come close. We usually just tell the other one, "We gotta move NOW."

Many media quotes of the day (couldn't go with just one, not for this linked post): Sir, I farted. That smell was from the fart that I made. - Todd - Scrubs

It's like my grandma always said... 'The real money's in the dick and fart jokes.' She was a church lady. - Holden - Chasing Amy

Tell me, did you ever fart in front of her? - Brodie - Mallrats

I don't want to talk to you no more, you empty headed animal food trough wiper. I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries. - French Soldier - Monty Python and the Holy Grail

What? [smells Ed's fart] Oh, God, that's rotten! - Shaun - Shaun of the Dead

Thursday, January 11, 2007

The 2nd 20 Things

21. I love roller coasters, can't get enough of them. It's too bad we haven't gone to an amusement park in ages.

22. I've never been to Disney World or Land for that matter. One of these days we'll get there.

23. I don’t know how to play any musical instrument. But if I were going to take one up I’d try the piano.

24. I once had a dream where I was making out with Bill Murray. Now that’s just eeewww! I mean, he’s funny and not “completely hopeless” (Elle in Legally Blonde) but he’s just sooo not my type.

25. I have all 10 seasons of Friends and have watched them more than once.

26. I believe in ghosts and spirits. I saw my maternal grandfather when I was eight and all alone in the house, very scary, maybe I’ll write about it one day.

27. I don't truly believe there are monsters under the bed but I still can't have a foot or hand hanging off the side of it. But that also comes from the belief in ghosts, I'm afraid one will grab me. If I wake up with one or both hanging over the side I actually have an adrenaline rush and will hurriedly snatch them under the covers. But only if it's still dark out and I'm alone. If there's daylight or H Ditty is with me I'm ok. I'll still pull them under the covers and up on the bed but I won't freak out.

28. As a child I watched Dracula (with Bela Lugosi) and developed a fear of being bitten while I slept. I started sleeping with my sheet and/or blanket laying over my neck. I believed this would deter any vampire from biting me. To this day I can't sleep without doing that even though I lost that fear around the age of 10. It can be hot as hell and I won't have a cover anywhere over my body but I have to have at least the corner of the sheet laying over my neck.

29. I'm a total bookworm and will re-read many books over and over.

30. Among my favorites are biographies of the English monarchy.

31. My dream vacation would be to go to England, Ireland and Scotland for a whole month.

32. I have fantasized about winning the Lottery to pay for this trip. But as the slogan went (in IL anyway), you gotta play to win and I don't play so I can't win.

33. I have a love/hate relationship with blogger. I was up to 48 when I went to save as draft and it lost everything up to 29 which was the last time I saved it. So I love that it's free and all but hate that it'll go down or have glitches and you lose your shit. Edit: I'm liking the new version much more though. Haven't had as many problems as before.

34. I was a shy girl but I had friends and was friendly with many people in most of the different cliques.

35. I was basically a goody two shoes, actually still am for the most part. But in grade school friends came to me to learn swear words and when to use them correctly. Although I didn't do anything sexual I knew quite a bit because of my brothers and their magazines and girlfriends so my friends would also ask about that stuff too.

36. I was in my first and only fist fight when I was in the 6th grade. I think I'll write about this one too some day.

37. I got my first and only F in my sophomore year English class. I never had to type an assignment before and this teacher said we had to have a 5 page typed research paper. And this was on a typewriter since back in '86 there basically were no home computers. I was a typical student and started typing only a couple days before it was due. I ran out of ribbon and my parents were out of town for the week and I had no way of getting more ribbon because there wasn't a store in my town that sold it. So I hand wrote the rest of the paper. It wasn't neat at all, my hand was extremely tired at the end and it got pretty sloppy. So I handed in a half typed/half handwritten research paper. Turns out I missed the part where she said if you couldn't type it than you could write it in black ink but it had to be 10 pages double lined. That wouldn't have been a problem, it would've ended up being more like 20 pages for me but no biggy. But because it was half and half and the written part was in blue ink I got a big o' F.

38. It bugs me to this day. Also, it bugs me that I can't remember who it was on. All I remember is that it was some famous Japanese guy , who was secretly gay and committed seppuku (disembowelment). Ok after going nuts I did a google search and found my guy:
Yukio Mishima (Kimitake Hiraoka) - Japanese writer.

39. I didn't go to College and I've never regretted it.

40. I went to a technical institute to become an accounting assistant. And have never regretted this either.

Media quotes of the day: I fear not ghosts, I fear them not. - Dana Whitaker - Sports Night

I am my father's daughter, and I am not afraid of anything. - Queen Elizabeth I

Ah, both great quotes, but I have admitted to fearing things so I can't say I agree.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

A tiny little intro to The Brat Prince

So I just deleted 2 very large paragraphs because as I reread for content, spelling errors, etc. I bored myself silly. I don't need to do that to any of my regular readers and certainly not to any potential new readers. You're welcome.

So I've decided to throw up a picture of The Brat Prince that I was going to put in my "official introducation of him" post. But I'm not ready to do that yet but I also don't feel like doing any other post right now so this is it.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you...

The Brat Prince

A larger and more thorough introduction will be forthcoming. Just know that this nickname is very accurate.

Media quote of the day: "Because of his boldness, Lestat's seniors referred to him affectionately as 'the Brat Prince', a title of which he was very fond." - taken from Wikipedia. I couldn't find the quote I wanted from the book directly so this will have to do. It does fit him very well though so I'm ok with using it.

Monday, January 8, 2007

20 Things - The start of my 100 Things

I was just going to put up all my 100 things you may not know about me on my 100th post as so many people do. But I can't think of anything to write about today and I wanted to get something up. So, since I've worked on and off on this list for a while now I've decided to put it in increments. Especially since I like to talk so quite a few of them have some kind of explanation or at least a little more info associated with it. If I had put them all up at once it'd take forever for you to read them so this way is better. So here goes, the 1st 20.

1. My name comes from a character in a book my mom read when she was 5. She doesn't remember what book, only knows for sure that it wasn't Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

2. I’m the youngest of 5 and the only girl. No, I wasn’t spoiled at all. Although many people have thought I was or at least should have been.

3. I’m #56 out of 58 grandchildren. Yes, you read that right, 56 out of 58. I’m the youngest female.

4. I was engaged at 18 and broke it off by 19.

5. I married the 2nd guy I dated after that one. We got a divorce a few years later

6. I am now married to a wonderful guy that I believe will be here for the long haul. Hi honey!

7. We have four cats; at one time we had 6. Yeah, we’re the crazy cat people down the street. One day we hope to have a dog. Already have a name too – Saint.

8. I have not quite but it's very close to a phobia of spider webs. Spiders are ok, as long as they don’t surprise me but webs just freak me the hell out if I’m touched by one. I will do whatever I can not to touch one.

9. I despise talking on the phone. It just now rang as I was typing and I looked at the caller id, saw it was my mother-in-law and just let it keep ringing. I would’ve done the same if it had been my own mother. H Ditty gets upset with me because I refuse to answer. Even if the phone is nearest me, if it rings I pick it up and toss it to him. It irritates him to no end. But he loves me anyway. Edit: So I called her back and was on the phone for an hour and 20 minutes. This is why I don’t answer the phone! Heh But I love her and I’m glad I called her back because she needed to talk to someone.

Another Edit: all that is true and since I wrote that quite a few months ago I find this very amusing. Just before starting this post his mother called again. He's already in bed and since she was calling fairly late I decided to go ahead and answer, it could be important. It wasn't, she was just calling to see if he went to days yet and what his hours are. Although she's been told numerous times that he was starting today and it's the same hours as before just the day shift. She also talked for about 40 minutes with just my "uh huhs", "yeahs", "wows" thrown in every now and then. Man that woman can talk!

10. My favorite colors are black and pink.

11. For my first wedding I threatened to have a black wedding dress. My mother and husband to be were not amused. I didn't but the bridesmaids had black and white dresses, they were very pretty.

12. My favorite number is 12. It’s been that way for as long as I can remember.

13. I take hour long baths, sometimes more if I’m really into my book.

14. I like all kinds of music. I have my preferences of course, but I can listen to just about anything. At least for awhile, some styles tend to irritate me pretty quickly.

15. I like The Three Stooges. I know weird for a chick.

16. I’m a happy drunk. I only get emotional when I’m with my sister-in-law who is an emotional drunk.

17. My best job ever was when I was 15 and I worked as a bus person at The Lighthouse Restaurant in Wisconsin Dells. Was there only 7 weeks and did all kinds of other stuff besides bussing but I loved every minute of it. It’s also where I met the first boy I ever kissed, who was 18.

18. Speaking of jobs, my first job ever was a paper route. Started helping my brothers with theirs when I was eight.

19. I got my own route at age 10 and quit at 14 because I joined the school's volleyball team. Which I ended up quitting after only 2 practices because of the snooty miss popular bitches. I just did NOT want to deal with them AT ALL. The worst part was trying to collect the payments. But the best part was getting paid myself, of course.

20. Besides Canada I’ve never been out of the country.

Media quote of the day: I want my two dollars! - Johnny - Better Off Dead

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Shout out

1st off I just wanted to thank fresh air lover for giving me a stroke. Thanks Debbie it was very nice of you. Although no one has left a comment so you can't tell, there have been several people that have stopped by from your link. So I also would like to give a thank you to everyone who's stopped by. You're all welcome to come back anytime, comments or no comments.


Yesterday was one of my nieces birthday, next Sunday will be another ones birthday. They're stepsisters so they had there parties together. We forgot our camera so no pictures which really sucks. Ah well.

This started a couple of years ago and has happened every birthday since. Now keep in mind that they actually ask my brother to do this.

Everyone gets their cake and ice cream. We're all sitting around talking and eating having a good time. All of a sudden Scott will push the birthday girl's face down into her cake. No warning what so ever. Kay, the niece who's birthday it actually was had elected not to have cake because she didn't want it to happen this time. Her little sister (they're the step kids) asked for it though. I had heard Scott saying, about a 1/2 hour before it was time for cake and ice cream, that "It's not your birthday though." He said it more than once and I had no idea what he was talking about because she was talking so quietly. After he did it to her too I knew that's what it was she was asking for. They kept the remnants on the whole time they finished their ice cream and had another piece of cake. Picture the pie in the face routine, that's just about how they looked.


It's only 3pm and I feel so damn tired. We stayed up late both Friday and Saturday nights. And although we stayed in bed pretty late I just didn't get good sleep. I know the main reason is that H Ditty is in the bed with me. He's worked nights the whole time we've been together, except for a small stretch of 6 months 6 years ago. So except for the occasional night here and there and vacations I've slept alone. I'm a sleep in the middle of the bed kind of girl. I also sleep at an angle with my legs bent. We only have a double bed so when we're in it together, along with two body pillows and 3 cats, it gets pretty cramped. I end up on the edge of the bed laying pretty much straight. I also end up with at least two of the cats somewhere on me or at least leaning against me. All of this means poor sleep for Katrina. And this is now how it's going to be. HD has switched to the day shift. His first day on is tomorrow. He also has to get up about an hour before I do which means even less sleep for me. I'm going to see how it goes this coming week. If I can actually fall back asleep I'll do so. If not I'll get up and figure out what to do for that hour.

Ok, I'm starting to bore myself so I'll be signing off now.

Media quote of the day: Marla... the big tourist. Her lie reflected my lie. Suddenly I felt nothing. I couldn't cry, so once again I couldn't sleep. - Narrator - Fight Club

Thursday, January 4, 2007

The post where I brag about H Ditty

I'm nowhere near as eloquent as some of you other bloggers out there. My writing skills just haven't been honed yet, I'm working on it, give me time please. Thank you. So although the title says I'm the one bragging I should really put a little disclaimer here...I'm not the one bragging really, it's his actions that are doing the bragging. I'm just relaying what happened. So on with it.

My husband is so wonderful. From the very beginning of my freaking out about this job he's done nothing but be supportive. He's told me over and over that they'd be crazy not to want me, that I'm being silly for being so worried, that if they hire me I'd kick butt, etc., etc.

My first day was Tuesday. He had stayed awake all night Monday night, as usual, so he was up when I got up. Actually he was up and making breakfast before I woke up. The smell of the food woke me up. I figured he was making himself something to eat. I hit my snooze a time or two and next thing I know he's coming into the bedroom telling me it's time to get up. I sit up, take off my eye mask and see a plate of waffles, bacon and toast and a glass of chocolate milk sitting on a tv tray next to the bed. With a jar of maple syrup all ready to pour onto the waffles. I can't remember a time when he's made me breakfast in bed. Now, we've been together for over 11 years so he may have, I just don't remember it. If he did then it was in the "courtship" stage. Hee.
He also bought half the breakfast when he went to the store get the plant and card. He bought the bacon and bread. And it wasn't the easy microwave kind, he actually cooked it up in the pan.

He also stayed and talked to me while I was getting ready. Except for the short time he took to go outside and start my truck because the windows were frosted.

He made my lunch too.

Then, THEN, I go out to my truck and open the door. Sitting on my seat is a little flowering plant to put on my desk with it's own little card. There's also a card sitting on the dash behind the steering wheel.

The card brought tears to my eyes. Well, what he wrote did.

The card itself says: Achievement lies within reach of those who reach beyond themselves (on the cover). Wishing you all the best in your new position (on the inside).

He wrote: I know you're afraid, I know you're anxious. Trust me - You'll knock 'em dead. They will love you! After all, what choice do they have? I love you baby! You make me very proud to call my own. Love, your adoring husband

He's absolutely awesome!!

I love you honey!!

Media quote of the day: You got the love I need/Maybe, more than enough - Over the Hills and Far Away - Led Zeppelin

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

New job

So my first two days at the new job are over and done. So far it's alright. I'm really hating the long drive but mainly because of the asshats that refuse to drive at least the speed limit. There's a pretty good long stretch that the limit is 55; both days I was lucky to get up to 45 at one point. Otherwise it's usually around 40 if not even as low as 35 in a few places. And I can't pass because the oncoming traffic is non stop. Ugh!!

The job itself though is ok. There's been a shit load of stuff shown to me in these two days and I'm already able to do a couple of things on my own. I of course go over them with one of the two ladies that have been training me and the other guy who started yesterday also. I want to make sure I'm doing all the steps required because there's 5 of them. And that's just the first part. After being signed off by a project manager there's 3 more steps. Then after being received back from the general contractor there's 2 more steps. All for a change order to the contract. I've had to do all these steps now for different projects and feel pretty confident so I think if I can do these the rest should go about the same.

They're very meticulous though. Everything that gets done is put into this software as notes. I mean everything. If you place a call you write it down. If you send something to someone else in another department you write it down. Doesn't matter if you have an answer or not. It's good though, it's certainly a way to cover yourself that's for sure. Bosslady prints out all these notes at the end of every day. She has to print out 4 copies of everyones notes, including her own, to go to 2 of the owners, the comptroller and a 3rd owner who's also a project manager.

There's all these different departments and each one has their own little conference/table area. A few of them are in their own offices. Ours is and in our room there's two offices off of it. One for the comptroller and one for the accounting manager. Then there's 6 cubicles and our own table/conference area. We also have our own deck with a table and 4 chairs, it's pretty nice. Our office is also locked at all times. We each have our own electronic key to get in. So far no one else coming from another department has been able to get in without knocking. So I'm assuming there's only a few outside people that have one.

The girl that's been training me leaves at 2pm every day so after she goes I get handed off to bosslady. She's the 2nd person I met with at my interview. Although she does what I'll be doing she also does much more and is considered an accounts project manager. So basically she's a supervisor/boss to me but my main boss is the comptroller. All three are very nice. The other two chicks in our department seem to be nice but other then being introduced to them I haven't said anything else. I've never been introduced to the accounting manager but then he sits in his room doing his thing. He hardly ever seems to come out & when he does he's only talked to one of those other chicks and the comptroller. The other new hire is a guy. I'm not sure if he's going to make it. He's also nice enough but doesn't seem to be grasping things very well. I don't know if he's like me and has never worked in a company as large or anal about things, if it's that he's never worked in construction or if it's just that he's not the brightest bulb but I think unless something clicks in him he's either gonna quit or be let go.

I believe the reason I'm grasping things quicker is that I've got so much construction experience. Other than companies doing specific things their own way and some having different software programs the basics of a construction office are the same. Most of the process is the same. So it's all about learning their ways and their software.

I'm dragging ass right now though. After not working for the last 2 1/2 months and being able to sleep in if I want this waking up at 5:45 is killing me. But then, Monday night I got maybe 4 hours sleep. I kept waking up every hour and taking forever to fall asleep. Then around 4:30 am The Brat Prince (who's eyes are up there in my photo spot) started bugging me for food. I finally fell back asleep asleep around 4:45 only to wake up one hour later. Last night wasn't as bad though. We gave all the cats a snack around 11:30pm so they didn't bug me for food and most of them stayed downstairs with H Ditty. I was able to sleep most of the night through. But the lack of sleep the night before, the long drives and the 10 hours of being at the office have taken their toll. I'm gonna go read a few of my favorite sights and then go to bed.

Media quote of the day: Hang on a second, boss lady, hold your horses. Which way you want it, Jo? - Beltzer - Twister

Monday, January 1, 2007

New Years Eve 2006 into New Years Day 2007

Well, I crawled into bed around 7:20 this morning. I first set my alarm for 3:20 to give us 8 hours sleep. H Ditty asked what time I was setting it for and when I told him he said to set it for 12:20 so that way we don't sleep the day away. I did it but said that there's no way either of us are getting up at that time.

The alarm goes off, I hit the snooze button and Cry Baby, who had been laying across my stomach, moves up to lay across my head. He loves to lay anywhere he can over my head cutting off my oxygen. After about the 3rd alarm he and I settled into a comfortable snuggling position. My arm was wrapped around him but could easily reach out and slap the snooze button as needed. A full hour later I tried to wake HD up and as he was rolling over to face away from me he says, "You were right, I was wrong." I had to laugh. But I got up anyway.

I'm thirsty and have the slightest of headaches. I was a good girl and drank two complete bottles of water (so just over 33 ounces) and took some Motrin before going to bed so I don't have an actual hangover, just a slight headache.

We had been "arguing" back and forth for over a month on whether we were going to have people over for N.Y.E. It had been mentioned to several family and friends that we may be doing it but weren't positive. Saturday evening HD finally agreed to have just his two sisters and their respective dates and 3 of our friends over. His older sister never showed up but that was almost expected. His younger sister called to say she wasn't feeling well so she & her boyfriend were going to have to decline. Our friend Caryn came over around 4:30 to hang for a little bit and exchange our Christmas gifts. Because we didn't call her until Saturday night, close to midnight, she had already made plans to be somewhere else by 8ish. Our other friends, who are a couple, came with their two children: one who's 9, the other is 3. They showed up around 6ish. We weren't happy with the kids, what with any drinking that may be going on but in the end it ended up being a good thing.

We all had conversations going while the Bears game was on in the background. With them getting their asses handed to 'em by a suck ass team and it was "marvelous in our eyes." Although I'm a Bears fan, I've turned against them for the end of this season because they're now rivals for the Saints. You know, because I'm more a fan of the Saints. The kids were well behaved for the most part. The oldest was annoying her mother every now and then though. Mainly when Amy would be trying to tell me a story about some fucknuts from her work and Rose would stick her nose in.

HD made an eggnog drink for himself and Caryn but no one else was drinking yet. Around 8:30 she took off and then close to 10 Jim left to take Amy to work. Poor thing forgot to request the night off and had to go into work at midnight. She works for a 24 hour restaurant. While they were gone HD & I decided to play Uno with the girls. So I went searching for the cards and in the process found where I had stashed the small toy box I had and inside it was another card game called Rat-a-tat Cat. The little one was overjoyed to see all the cars and dinosaurs and Sleeping Beauty characters and was content to play with those. HD, Rose and I decided to play Rat-a-tat Cat instead of Uno since none of had ever played it and it sounded fun.

Oh my God people! For a child's game it was fuckin awesome. While reading the directions we all thought it sounded like Uno. Turns out it's very little like Uno. It would take too long and I'm sure you don't want the rules to have to read though so I'm skipping that part. But suffice it to say there's some things similar to Uno. As in, you want the lowest score at the end of the game. There's three ways to end the game though. One is to go to a specific total, one is to choose a specific playing time amount and the other is to end after a specific number of rounds. We chose to play the first game until Jim got back. Also, you can fuck over your oppenents like you can in Uno. Well not exactly like it but you know, you can fuck 'em over.

The first game takes place.

I lost.

Then we played the next game with Jim.

I lost.

During the 2nd game HD's younger sister, Jess, called to say she had taken a nice warm bath and felt better so she and her boyfriend were coming over afterall. They got here just before that game ended.

HD decided not to play the next game so just Rose, Jim and I did.

I came in 2nd. Woo Hoo!

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that by this time I had polished off a Long Island Iced Tea. When Jess and Chris showed up I finally had someone to do Jager shots with. Chris and I did one right away. Jess then made him a mixture of Jager and some energy drink.

Chris decided to play the next game.

I lost. But I started out winning. Heh

We finally got Jess to play, she I think, thought since it was a kids game she wouldn't have fun. Don't know why since we were hooten and hollerin practically the whole time while playing.

I now can't remember where I came in anymore in any of the games because I was no longer sober.

We all did a shot, except for Jess who's pregnant and the two little ones, at midnight. Those three did a shot of water. I also had HD make me a drink called Black Magic. It's 2oz. of vodka, 1oz of a coffee liqueur (we used Tia Maria) and 2 dashes fresh lemon juice. So basically 3 shots. It was too coffeeish for my taste, can't stand coffee at all, so I added a little more lemon juice. Chris and I may or may not have had one more shot of Jager, I truly can't remember, but as I write this I don't think we did. I know we talked about it though. I told him I couldn't get it because I couldn't be trusted to move properly, let alone pour anything. Wait, wait, we did have one. After I said that, about not being able to poor he did the pooring. Hee

It's now around 1:30 or so and Jim decides it's time to get the kids home, especially since they live almost an hour away.

HD comes over to where we're playing and he, Jess, Chris and I continue to play Rat-a-tat Cat. We all agree it would be an awesome drinking game. So we've decided to come up with some rules. Chris mentioned more than once that he's planning on going out and finding it this week.

They finally left, not sure what time actually. Maybe close to 3 or 4. Neither HD nor I were ready for bed so he agreed to play another game with me. We played a movie trivia game, Reel Clues. One of the things that has to be done in it is drawing clues as in pictionary. He at first didn't want to play because of the state I was in, I convinced him that's what would make it more interesting. He ended up winning, the lucky bastard.

After, we played Trivial Pursuit the Star Wars addition. Because he's a Star Wars geek and I'm just a fan when just the two of us play we have our own rules. He has to get the pie pieces as normal, I get a pie piece anytime I get a question correct. He also has to answer all 6 questions on the card to win. I only have to answer one. I went first and promptly got my answer wrong. He goes next, and next, and next, and next, etc., etc., etc. He had all but two pieces in his pie before he finally got an answer wrong. I told him, while he was still kicking ass, that if he finished this all in one turn I get to pick the next game. I didn't tell him it was going to be one of the movie trivia games that I kick ass in, not one where he can get lucky and win. We have several movie trivia games. I love me movie trivia, if you haven't already figure that out with most of the media quotes coming from movies.

But he eventually got a question wrong and we went back and forth for a bit but of course he ended up winning. We each had grabbed half the cards at the beginning of the game and as a card was used we were setting it to the side in a discard pile. At the end of the game we put the stacks next to each other. His stack was almost 4 times the size of mine.

It was now 6:35 a.m. and we decided it was time to go to bed. I came on here and wished everyone a happy new year, we fed the cats and then crawled into bed.

Besides having to go to the grocery store at some point because we're out of almost everything, I think I'm going to veg in front of my computer and/or the tv all day. Maybe even take a nap.

Media quote of the day: Oh, Star Wars geek. - Hobbit lover in Clerks II

January 1, 2007


It's 6:42 am and I haven't gone to bed yet and I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Hope your N.Y.'s Eve went well and 2007 goes even better.

Media quote of the day: Happy New Year, Scully. - Mudler to Scully in The X Files
Happy New Year, Mulder - Scully to Mulder in The X Files