Friday, June 29, 2007

One Year Anniversary

So, today marks my one year mark for doing this blog/journal thing. I've enjoyed it so I think I'll keep it up for a while longer. Most people seem to do a link entry, I don't know if I'll do that. I'll have to think about it as I write.

I started this, as I've mentioned before, as my online journal for the most part. I don't get very deep or personal but then, when I used to have book style journals I never got real deep either. I might do one from time to time but mostly it's just a place to jot my thoughts at the moment or what's been going on in my life.

In that respect I've actually censored myself. There's been many many times I've wanted to come on here and vent about my sister-in-law but I haven't. No one in my personal life reads this site except for my husband but that doesn't matter. I know he wouldn't care for it if I came on here and bitched about his sister. And if the day ever came that she or any of his other family members found the site and read what I've written, well, that'd be not such a good thing. This little bit here could cause issues. And I so don't want issues, so I'm gonna stop right there.

Ok, I guess I'll do a link post. I haven't had that many readers so I can't really do a favorites list in that way so I'll link to my favorite entries.

My 1st
sorta drunk post. That was a fun night.

Ah, I can still remember how
pissed I was at the person who went to the bathroom before me.

Our friend
Bri. We miss him.

Halloween. I love this holiday.

I enjoyed writing this post about
music. Trips down memory lane can be quite enjoyable.

My two
picture posts. Love snow and how it makes everything look but hate the shoveling.

carrot cookies!!

I love my
husband. He's one wonderful man.

The one where
Crybaby completely grosses me out.

The one where
The Brat Prince makes me cry.

So there you have it, my favorites in my 1st year. Some were sad but I still like the posts themselves.

Thank you to all who've stopped by and especially to those of you who continue to come by and even leave a comment every now and then. I appreciate it.

Media quote of the day: I wanted to, you know, thank you so much for going through those coroner reports, because I can imagine how not fun it is to read about, you know, coroner stuff. - Angel in Angel

I'm sorry, Willow. Thank you for making time in your busy life to come in here and get in the way of mine. - Anya in Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Thank you for your time - Rachel Green - Friends

I couldn't decide on which thank you I wanted to end with so you got 3.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Movie Review

Ok, so that was one great movie. It was totally unbelievable, totally silly, but totally an enjoyable ride. Bruce Willis still has it. I enjoyed him more playing an overprotective dad than an overprotective husband. His fight with the bad girl was a lot of fun. H Ditty nailed it on the head, we haven't seen a chick get an ass kicking like that since Patricia Arquette in True Romance. The difference is this chick kicked ass back and it was, once again, a lot of fun to watch.

His daughter is a chip off the old block. Her role isn't big but she did a great job.

And Justin Long, what can I say. I love me some Justin Long. Have from his beginning on the tv show Ed. Well, I don't know if that actually was his beginning but it was the first thing I had ever seen him in.

I liked the fact that the head of the government body that's fighting the bad guy automatically sides with McClane. Just about every one of these types of movies he would automatically be fighting with him, disrespecting him and so not believing anything he says. But instead his scoffs goes towards Home Land Security's guys.

Oh yeah, Kevin Smith. Love me some Kevin Smith too. Simply put, he's great in this role as a computer geek holed up in his mom's basement.

GO SEE THIS MOVIE!!! But make sure you go in leaving your sense of reality at the door because otherwise it'll bug the shit out of you. If you go in with the attitude of just sitting back and going along for a fun ride without having to tire your brain trying to figure who's who and what's what then you will enjoy this film.

Move quote of the day: Did you see that? - Matt (Justin Long)
Yeah I saw it, I did it! - John McClane

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Live Free or Die Hard

I am so dang tired right now it's unreal. H Ditty sent me an Email earlier today saying he was given tickets for the Live Free or Die Hard tonight, a midnight showing. He asked if I wanted to go, said I was already pretty darn tired and I had to work in the morning. So then he suggested I take a nap when I get home from work, we go to the movie, I sleep some more and then get up and go to work. So I said I would.

At first I thought I'd have a hard time falling asleep when I get home this evening but as the day is going on I have a feeling I'll do just fine. I've been yawning now for the last 5 minutes and my eyes are sore from being tired.

Ok, gotta do it, sorry. Nah, never mind, I'm not sorry. This is my site and I'll put whatever quote I wanna and not feel bad for it no matter how cheesy!

Media quote of the day: Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker - John McClane - Die Hard

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Movie reviews

We saw a couple movies last night. Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer and 1408. We both agree Silver Surfer was basically stupid. There were some good parts though so we both give it a C- maybe a C. There had been a small discussion of seeing Evan Almighty instead. But he decided he could wait for the DVD, although I don't want to I said ok since Silver Surfer is more of a "Big Screen" type film. Yeah, we should've seen Evan Almighty.

1408 was better. John Cusack did a great job as did Samuel L. Jackson as the hotel manager. There were some really good spooky parts. There were some typical scary movie spooky parts. I thought the ending could have been a little better though. So I give it a B, HD gave it B maybe B-.

I think the last time I was in a theater where the audience was completely quiet (for the most part) was back for The Sixth Sense. Everyone was so into watching this that you could almost feel the tension in that huge room. There were the normal sounds of a sneeze here, a cough there but except for the two people just to my left it was one quiet room.

The two to my left...When they first started to talk to each other (about 1/2 way in) they were fairly quiet and the only reason I heard them was because the rest of the audience was so quiet. Then as they continued to talk they got a little louder each time. They never actually got to a full voice but they weren't far from it. Then near the end the chick's cell phone rang. And guess what, she answered it! Can you believe that!?! It rang 3 times and she answered it 3 times. Rude ass people.

But over all it was a nice night out. After, we came home and finished off watching Everybody Loves Raymond's 7th season. I got into bed around 1:45 and he crawled in close to 4:00. As far as either of us know there's no plans for today so I think we'll be lazy today. Especially since tomorrow will be filled with helping his sister move. Yeah, that's gonna be fun in the 85 degree and sunny weather. UGH!

Media quote of the day: That room is fucking evil. - Gerald Olin - 1408 (AKA the Baddest Motherfucker in the room, AKA Samuel L. Jackson)

Thursday, June 21, 2007

A little sad

On my way to and from work I pass an intersection where two teenage girls lost their lives. They were in the car together along with two other girls. There's two trees where friends and or family put a cross, flowers, photos of them. One for each tree.

Now the town where this happened in neither girl lived in. In fact, I believe they lived in two separate towns that were at least a few over from this place (if my memory serves right). Also, I believe, all 4 girls were from different towns. They were cheerleaders or dancers or something along those lines and were headed to or from some event. Man, sorry, I didn't read the articles about them myself because so many people were talking about them at work. Anyway, they apparently knew each other but I don't know how good of friends they were.

Since this happened, and it's been a couple months now, someone has been mowing the grass around the area at one of the trees. You can see where the city worker mows and then you can tell where the family member or friend mows. I've seen a few times now on my way home teenagers walking up to this girls tree to visit.

I've never seen anyone at the other tree and also no one mows around it. The city worker mows within 1 FOOT of it. ONE FOOT people. You'd think he'd take the extra 5 seconds it'd take to mow at least one strip around it. But no, never happens.

I feel so bad for her. But then, maybe her family and friends don't want to go there and be reminded of it. Maybe they'd rather remember her in places she was alive and well.

I don't know, all I do know is that every single time I drive past I can't help but look over and feel a little sad.

Media quote of the day: Because I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me;
Because I could not stop for Death - Emily Dickinson

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Lazy Weekend

I love lazy weekends. Except for some laundry and a little light cleaning I didn't do much of anything this weekend. This is H Ditty's weekend to work so he had to go to bed at a decent hour. On Friday I went with him since I was pretty tired myself. I think it was around 10:00/10:30. Ended up getting up right after him which means I was up and about at 5:30 yesterday. I planned on going back to bed after feeding the cats and helping HD finish getting ready. But by the time he left and they were fed I was pretty much wide awake.

So I putzed around on the computer, watched Days of Thunder (such a corny movie but enjoyable), read a magazine, putzed on the computer some more. Took a leisurely bath because I thought about going out and then decided I was too tired. So I took a two hour nap.

After that I did the light cleaning because it was possible that a few people from his work were gonna stop by and watch the UFC fights. But we weren't able to get 'em. The ordering system for DirectV was down. So instead we just watched some tv and then he went to bed and I stayed up to watch Over the Hedge. But about an hour into it I was finally tired and crawled into bed too.

Today I slept in until 9:30. Then got up and finished Over the Hedge, watched and played around with the DVD extras and then watched Friends with Money then took another 2 hour nap. I decided to do some more laundry so I threw that in and came on here.

Other than another load or two I doubt I'll do anything else for the rest of the day. I know HD wants to go see Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer so there's a chance we'll do that.

I'm thinking we might have to turn on the AC soon. We still haven't done it yet and temps have been close to ninety for the past week. We spend most of our time in the basement. It's nice and cool down here but when we go to bed it's pretty darn warm. We do open the windows and turn on our fan and it does get nice and cool in the middle of the night. But I don't know how long that'll last.

Well, just found out that we'll be going over to his Dad's house instead. They're gonna feed us, how great is that?! I don't have to figure out anything to cook and then do it. Woo Hoo.

Happy Father's Day to any of you fathers out there.

Media quote of the day: I'm sorry, Father, but the truth is, this is not my day for talking seriously. - Lord Arthur Goring - An Ideal Husband

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

So not growing pains

You know what I love? I love blaring my music and singing along to it on my way home from work. You know what I hate? When I just had 2 or 3 good songs in a row and then the next is crappy. It ruins the good vibes that were happening. Sucks big time.

My left arm has been hurting for 2 days now. It's the three joints but it feels like the whole arm. It's not rheumatoid arthritis though. Although I guess it's some form of arthritis, now anyway. I've had joint pain since I was 5. In my legs it's mostly my knees but my ankles will hurt from time to time. In my arms it's all three, the shoulder, elbow and wrist. Although the shoulder doesn't happen very often either. Right now it's been my elbow both days but it goes all the way to my hand.

When I was kid the people, including the doctors, tried to say it was growing pains. But when I quit growing and I still had the pains it confirmed what my mom and I always thought, that it wasn't growing pains. But no doctor has ever been able to tell me why I get them. I've had my left knee X-rayed and it showed nothing. I've never had my arms done though, maybe one day I will. When I was kid I'd pop up to 5 aspirin to get rid of it, my tolerance had grown that high. Now 2 Aleve or 2 Motrin will take care of it. But not yesterday or today. It's especially resistant for some reason. There's no rain, no major weather change to cause it. All I know is that's driving me nuts!

Well, I was gonna write some more but we just ordered Chinese for dinner and I gotta go pick it up. So ta ta, have a good one.

Media quote of the day:

If I were Eddie Vedder
Would you like me any better?
That's it - I quit
I don't give a shit

Eddie Vedder by Local H

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Creatures of Habit

It is so true that we're creatures of habit. When I get to work and turn on my computer I always open up the programs I'm going to use throughout the day. But they have to be in a certain order so their tab/button/whatever you want to call it on the bottom bar is in that order. I need my email furthest to the left (sometimes the Internet instead but it doesn't have to be), then it's word, excel, ACT and last is Maxwell. Maxwell is our accounting program and there's times that it'll lock up. So does ACT (a pretty hard program to describe on here so I won't even try). Now when Maxwell locks up, as it did twice today, and I have to close out and open it back up it's no big deal, it's the last one anyway. But when ACT goes down, as it also did today a couple times, it screws up my system. I have to then close down Maxwell to reopen Act because otherwise they're in the wrong order. If I don't do that then I'm constantly clicking on Maxwell when I really want Act and vice versa. It's really annoying.

Also, when I started this job I chose the route on how I was gonna get to and from work and I've stuck with it pretty much non stop. Up until last Monday. There was an accident that was bad enough to close down one of the intersections so I turned onto another road to head West. Turns out that even though I had to back track a bit I still got to work at the same time. So I thought I'd test it out and see if going up that street to begin with would change anything. And it does. Even though there's more traffic lights and I do get the red quite often it's still just as quick if not a little quicker because most of the way it's two lanes so I'm able to get around those friggen slow people who refuse to even go the speed limit. If it weren't for that accident I never would have found out this route is actually better, enough that I won't go back to the old way.

Even our pets have their own habits. Pretty Boy comes into the bathroom every morning while I'm getting ready and plops down right behind my feet. He knows that by doing that I'll kneel down to pet him. But even the days that I"m just too busy won't deter him. He'll come back every day until I do.

Creatures of Habit we are.

Media quote of the day: Listen to me. There is a fly in the studio, and this is not a normal-sized fly. It's a jumbo fly. It has made a habit, now, of flying into my monitors at a great velocity. You would think that at this velocity it would blow apart on impact, but apparently this fly has some sort of protective coating that allows it to come right back at me. - Casey McCall - Sports Night

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Talent TV

I'm hungry and should be making dinner right now but I figured if I wanted any time on here at all I have to do it now before HD gets home and kicks me off.

So do any of you watch America's Got Talent? We watched it last year and enjoyed it so we're watching it again this year. We watched the 1st show last night and we're both a little peeved. Now don't get me wrong, I like Sharon Osbourne and Piers Morgan, The Hoff is ok. But the whole theatrics was just getting on our nerves to no end. If this type of bullshit goes on I don't know if we'll be able to watch it much longer. I know they have to have "drama" and all, especially since it's produced by Simon from American Idol but still. It's a bit much to have Sharon go walking off and then start taking off her false eye lashes and saying she was taking off her makeup because she was done for the evening. And then Simon go walking off behind her all huffing & puffing was just ridiculous.

And I have to say. Although we both really really like what's her name that won last year, Bianca that's it, if the winner will always be someone who sings then it needs to end right now. Because here's the thing, someone who can sing will always trump everyone else. Doesn't matter how well they dance or play guitar or anything else, a singer trumps it all. So as far as I'm concerned last year's winner was a singer, it should be declared that singers are out unless you do something completely different, like the yodeler who came close to winning also. And even then maybe they should have their own category. Because if the winner is a singer this year all they've done is turn this into another American Idol but with sideshows.

But until it annoys the hell out of us we'll be watching.

We're also looking forward to the new Last Comic Standing. Last year was the first one we watched and we're hooked. These are the only two "reality" shows we watch. Oh wait, take that back, we watch the UFC show on Spike. So 3 reality shows. We just can't get into the others. For one we watch too many shows to begin with and the other they annoy him to much. So even if I wanted to watch another one if he were ever around while I was watching he wouldn't be able to help himself and he'd comment left and right to where I couldn't enjoy it anymore. So the 3 we watch are good enough.

Media quote of the day: I'm not. I'm not. Danny, I love her talent. The woman's got millions of fans but there are maybe fifty guys in town who know how good she is and we're two of them. I admire her. I'm knocked out by her talent. And I like it when she makes me laugh, and I like making her laugh, which isn't easy to do, so it's gratifying. She's undeniably sexy. I like it when she smiles at me, and a couple of other things, but that's it. - Matt Albie - Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Another show that's been canceled and shouldn't have been

Monday, June 4, 2007

I'm tired and hungry and I'm stuck in a classroom!

Oh my God I need to get out of here!!!

H Ditty will be going to Mexico in July and I'm sitting here in the classroom at 8:50pm while the teacher and the 7 people who are also going are going over some shit that deals with them going. Now, we got here at 6:30 and went over the basics: the itinerary, luggage, insurance, calling card, etc. etc. After that she had the 7 of them go over to a table and take out all these different items and discuss amongst themselves what these things are and what they may mean and also what they'll mean to them while they're down there. They've been doing this now for a good half hour if not longer and I just heard her say only 3 more things to go over. OH MY GOD!!

I came here straight from work and I haven't had my dinner yet which means I haven't had anything to eat since 12:30. I'm friggin' starving people!! Plus I'm getting very very tired. My eyes are burning.

Two more things now. We're almost there. Woo Hoo!!

He's so damn lucky I love him to stick around. I could have left since we both drove here on our own but I'm not gonna do that to him. Besides, I may make him take me out to dinner now. I mean, he owes me right? Right. Although, I am tired and going out will take that much longer for me to get home. Although, going out means I don't have to make anything for myself or clean up afterward. Yeah, I think it's going out. Even if it's just McDonald's at least I don't have to make it myself.

Media quote of the day: I think Buster's planning to flee to Mexico. - Michael Bluth - Arrested Development (A show that still belongs on the air!!)

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Fire good, Rain good, It's all good

So I saw Gremlins for the first time last night. It was a midnight showing. I'd seen different scenes before but never the whole thing. It was pretty funny, I enjoyed it.

I also enjoy a good fire. Yesterday my brother's stepdaughter had her 8th grade graduation party. Well, more a cookout with family and some friends. But later in the evening he started up a campfire that those two had prepared the night before. A small group of us sat around it bullshitting before we headed out to see Gremlins. All but my brother were seeing it for the first time. My niece's best friend fell asleep during it but for only about 15 minutes so she didn't miss much.

I also enjoy thunderstorms and the one we just had didn't last nearly long enough. And it also wasn't stormy enough. It came out of nowhere, with the rain coming pretty much straight down and the thunder wasn't close enough to be very loud but at least I still heard it. And now it's back to being sunny as can be like it never even happened.

I have a Pretty Boy that keeps walking back and forth in front of me and head butting me just begging for attention. It's as cute as can be but I wish he'd just lay down already and go to sleep. Once he settles he'll do it in between my arms. Which usually ends up making my left one go a little numb after awhile from lack of movement. Aahh, there he goes. He's now hunkered down and I can open my eyes back up to see what I'm typing.

I just started on the 4th book of Earth's Children. It's the series of books that starts with The Clan of the Cave Bear. It's really a very good series. Much better than I ever expected it to be.

Oh well, that didn't last long. He's back up and walking back and forth again. My face is gonna be all itchy soon. Now he's decided to go hunker down on the couch. All that rubbing on me for nothing. What a damn tease!

The guy who started work at the same time I did was out every day last week. Not sure if he's gonna have a job when he comes back. The only thing that'll save him I believe is if he has a doctor's note. Both bosslady and bossman are showing signs of disappointment in him. Especially since we've been there 5 months now and he's still asking how to do some of the simplest things. And although he called in Tuesday and Wednesday he didn't talk to bossman, he just left a message with the receptionist. On Thursday he had his fiance call in and she did talk to bossman and said that he's still throwing up and that she was taking him to the emergency clinic later that morning. On Friday when no one called in bosslady called the hospital that it would make the most sense that he'd go to and asked if they had a patient with his name. The nurse came back on said that they have someone with that name along with the middle initial of W in their emergency waiting room. Turns out that that is his middle initial. Now that's one of two things. They really didn't go anywhere on Thursday and he decided he better go somewhere on Friday to cover himself. Or they did go to a clinic on Thursday and it didn't help so they decided to go to an actual hospital. I guess we'll find out tomorrow, maybe.

Ya know, it's getting close to a year that I've been doing this. Seems unreal to me. I don't have a whole lot of steady readers but that's ok. I didn't get into it for the readers, although I appreciate you all, I got into for a sort of diary/journal of my ordinary little life. Every time I start doing one on paper it would only last for a maybe a week and then I stop. And even then I didn't do it every day for that week. Although I don't come on here and write every day either it's much more steady. Plus it's much more faster than writing by hand, that's for sure.

Oh well, I guess that's it for now. I'm gonna go find something to do.

Media quote of the day: I've seen fire and I've seen rain, I've seen sunny days I thought would never end, I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend, but I always thought I'd see you again - Fire and Rain by James Taylor