Wednesday, September 26, 2007

I hate working!!

I hate working, I don't wanna do it anymore. Don't make me go back, or for that matter, stay here now until 5:30. And the bad thing is is that my cohort is leaving for a long weekend tomorrow at noon. So that means I have to do it all all by myself. You'd think Friday would be an easy day, it's Friday after all, but no, not around here. There are certain reports that have to be done at a specific time and the powers that be are hounding all day long about how much money has been collected and/or will be collected by the end of the day.

And all I'm doing is trying to figure out what to do for my long weekend next week. I already have one thing planned for Thursday night but I can't say what it is because it's going to be a surprise for H Ditty. Although, knowing him, he'll figure it out.

Anyway, what I really came on here to say is. I DON'T WANT TO WORK ANYMORE!!!!

Media quote of the day: I wanna go home/take off this uniform and leave the show - Pink Floyd of off The Wall (I can't remember which song though, oh well) And I might have used this one once before but I really don't give a shit. Mwah

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Alright, so somethings going on while I'm at work and it's pissing me off. My left eyelid keeps twitching. It did it all day Friday, then about half way home it finally quit. Didn't do it at all during the weekend. Then within 45 minutes of being at work yesterday it started up again. It's really very annoying.

Let's see, I haven't done a weekend recap in awhile. But then, we haven't really done much of anything on our weekends lately. This past one was no exception. He had to work so when he does we hardly ever do anything. Last Saturday, the 15th, was a little different though. It was supposed to be game night but on Friday we ended up canceling it. My brother's FIL passed away and his wake was on Saturday, which we went to. And H Ditty's immediate supervisor and former partner at work had a wedding reception at his home that we went to after the wake. We were going to try to do all three but decided it wouldn't be fair to the people coming over. Because we didn't know how long either of the two would be and we didn't want to push the start time back we canceled and rescheduled for the 29th.

This weekend as mentioned, was pretty quiet. Friday evening we watched the finale of Last Comic Standing. Which we only felt so so about since our favorite, Amy Schumer (sp?) was out already. Saturday he would normally get out at 2pm but for whatever reason wasn't able to this time and worked until 6pm. His sister and her boyfriend came over. They wanted us to go out to dinner and a movie with 'em but when we finally agreed on what movie to see it would be to late since he had to be at work the next day at 6am. So they went and picked up the food she'd been craving and came back to our place and we watched Hostel. That movie is just gross. It was easier to stomach the second time around but it was still gross. It was their first time watching it and she kept talking through it and getting HD frustrated. She finally quit and instead of talking did her nails. Heh

Sunday he worked again. I did some vacuuming, reading and a little watching tv and some shopping. I saw the cutest little Halloween kitty booties and had to buy them along with a couple bibs, which included one that was orange with bats on it saying My First Halloween. And a sleeper that's orange with a green color like leaves and green feet. On the left of the chest there's a pumpkin and it says Mommy's Lil Pumpkin. Too damn cute!

His dad came over for the Bears game, or should I say beating. And for the first half it was touch and go, looked like they could actually win this one. But nope, no can do. It's time for a new quarterback. Anyway, we were all hootin' and hollerin' but then the baby came over for some sittin' while momma and her boyfriend went to meet her uncle who's in town visiting. He wanted her to hang out with him and his family while watching the game at some bowling alley/bar that wouldn't be a good place for a baby. So needless to say when the Bears were blowing it real good we couldn't do any hootin' and hollerin' anymore since she was sleeping.

We changed her into the sleeper and she looked cute as lil punkin!! It was a nice surprise for her mommy, she loved it along with everything else. So I done did good.

Last night was another sad night in the Ditty household. The Saints looked like the Bears did on Sunday night. Looked like the game could go either way and then at half time it went down hill. Although the Saints were struggling just to get what they did I still had faith. All the way until that last interception and subsequent touchdown. Sad, very sad. They need to figure out what's going on and get it fixed.

Media quote of the day:

Excuse me, I uh... excuse me. How is it in there? - Paxton
Be careful. - Man
Why's that? - Paxton
You could, spend ALL your money... in there. - Man


Thursday, September 20, 2007

Chocolate = Yummy

You know what's on my mind right now? Chocolate. I could really go for some chocolate right now. I'm thinking brownies with chocolate chunks in 'em. Nice and warm where the chunks are still soft and mushy with warmth. Mmmmm chocolate.

Media quote of the day: I use chocolate... that's why they're brown. Which, gives them their name. Brownies. - Angel in Angel

Man, I use Angel a lot. We should really watch this show again, along with Buffy. Two great shows.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Sabbatical - my impossible dream

We watched K-Ville last night. It was good, I enjoyed it so we can add that as another show to our "we watch too much tv" list. But it was sad to see how bad parts of the city still look. It's been two years, which is a long time but on the other hand it's a pretty short time too. So although I, amongst so many others, feel like it shouldn't be so bad still it does make sense since so many people have moved away. There's not many people left to build it back up. But it'll get there again, I have faith. It's nice to see the French Quarter though. I miss it. We haven't been there since before the hurricane hit and I really really want to go back. But with him going to Mexico this past summer and a new job for me we just won't be able to at all this year. So the soonest we'll get back will be fall of next year, if then even. We'll have to see how things go throughout the first 8 months.

H Ditty is cracking me up. He wants an iphone like nobody's business. He had wanted to get one before he went to Mexico but since we had to foot the bill for it we couldn't afford for him to get the phone. Besides, I told him to wait a few months so that way he could get feed back from all the users. Make sure it's worth the 500 or 600 dollars. Also, I figured in about 6 months the price would come down. Well, we haven't heard anything real negative about it so that's good. But sure enough, after only 3 months out the price was already knocked down by 200 bucks. So of course he started chomping at the bit again to get one. I've always had the policy that if he's willing to work the overtime to get the funds for his expensive toys then so be it. So we're at work yesterday and he Emails me saying he doesn't have to work that many more hours to be able to have the funds available to get one. So I say ok, and then he sends back that although he really wants one he'd like to pay some of our debt off too.

I'd of course prefer the debt to be paid but he did work long hours for the cash. He can be so wishy washy sometimes, it cracks me up. But it's a good thing when it comes to big ticket items such as this. He usually procrastinates so much that the price usually comes down some more. It's worked out for us a few times now.

I'm sick of working. I read an article yesterday giving tips on what you need to do to be able to go on sabbatical for a year. Yeah, there's no way in hell I'd be able to. It said to have your mortgage paid off, no more car payments, no more credit card payments and to have at least a minimum of three months worth of savings for a cushion. I have the first three and no where near the last one. There was a section that mentioned a working sabbatical, as in a part time job doing what you enjoy so that way you do have some extra money. But even still, there's no way I could do it. But believe me I'd love to.

Media quote of the day: Hey! I am not unemployed, I'm on sabbatical. - Ross - Friends

Monday, September 17, 2007


So I didn't feel like writing anything so this is it. The first quiz I stole from Bitchypoo a while back and the other one I stole from Saintseester a while back. I'm also to lazy to link to them here but they're over there on the side bar if you want to go into their archives and find their quizzes.

You're Ireland!

Mystical and rain-soaked, you remain mysterious to many people, and this
makes you intriguing. You also like a good night at the pub, though many are just as worried that you will blow up the pub as drink your beverage of choice. You're good with words, remarkably lucky, and know and enjoy at least fifteen ways of eating a potato.

You really don't like snakes.

Take the Country Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid

As you know, this really fits since I want to go to Ireland so badly.

Click to view my Personality Profile page

A couple of fictional ISTP's. H Ditty would be so proud!
Boba Fett - Star Wars
Han Solo - Star Wars

A couple career matches. Maybe I should consider changing what I do.
And there were quite a few different positions in the construction industry. Hmm, maybe I am where I should be, although none were as account administrator.

I did it a second time since some of the answers could have gone either way but the results weren't much different so I'm not going to put that one up. Have a great day all.

Media quote of the day: Not a bad bit of rescuing, huh? You know, sometimes I amaze even myself. - Han Solo
That doesn't sound too hard. - Princess Leia
Star Wars IV - A New Hope

Thursday, September 13, 2007

So what's an unnatural woman?

Over the last couple of days I've thought of a few things to write about but now I can't remember any of them. So why am I here? I don't know, couldn't tell you. I just feel like writing but at the same time I don't want to do another random post again. At least not so close to the last one I did. Although this is my blog/journal and I can do whatever the hell I want to with it. It's not like I have a ton of readers to write for that's for sure.

I would like to say thanks to all of you who do stop by on a regular basis though. That includes you lurkers out there. I have one person that comes by almost every day, I know I know, you're just using me to get to other sites. But that's ok I like that actually, it makes me feel useful. Hopefully you peruse what I write before you go on.

Maybe I'll do another "you know" post, hmmm that's a thought. At any rate I need to get off of here for a bit anyway and get back to what puts food on my table. Ta ta for now.

Ok, I'm back for now and can someone explain something to me please? The song that was just on the radio was "A Natural Woman" by Aretha Franklin. What the hell does a natural woman feel like, I mean, aren't we all "natural" women if we're female? What does an "unnatural" woman feel like? These are questions I need answers too. Anyone? Anyone?

So my partner (no, not that kind of partner you perv) and I have been trying to collect money all day long and I'm just so damn tired of it today. I hate talking on the phone so I try do as much by Email as possible but there's some people out there that I don't have an address for so I have to call. It's not that they're unpleasant to talk to or anything, it's just that I really don't want to talk to anyone, ever, on the phone if I can get away with it.

UGH!! I just found out from one of my contacts that the money I was told would be collected this week is now not going to be available until Tuesday. There goes $31,000.00 dollars for the week. But right on the heels of that I got an Email from another contact stating there'll be over 50 grand available by them tomorrow.

Media quote of the day: So I got that goin' for me, which is nice. - Carl Spakler - Caddyshack

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

September 11, 2001

Please, if you get a chance and you haven't already, click on Douglas D. Ketchem's link there on the left for the small tribute to him and my rememberance of that tragic day 6 years ago.


Monday, September 10, 2007

What to do? What to do?

So our two year anniversary is coming up the 1st weekend of October and I've been sitting here for the last 3 hours looking shit up to do. We were going to go to Door County, Wisconsin, which is a place I've been wanting to go for many years now but we're going to have to scrap that idea. We've just got too many things that need taken care of around the house that'll be costing us money so we have to scrap that idea. So I've been checking out places to go and things to see that we can do within a few hours drive at the most or just a few minutes away at the least.

I've also been wanting to go on an architectural tour of Chicago for several years now and there's still tours going on in October so maybe we'll do that one of the days. We've both taken the whole weekend off along with Friday and Monday so we'll have several days to do things.

One thing that's almost 100% sure is going to Zanies Comedy Club on the 6th. That was the place of our first date and where we went last year for our 1st year anniversary. We'll probably invite some friends and/or family to come along but after we'll head home on our own for the other tradition we started. Which is watching The Princess Bride.

There's so many different things that are going on that I'd like to do which is actually a hindrance because now I can't make up my mind what I'd like to do. Although I see that there's some caves not too far away that we'd be able to go which look really cool. There's an apple festival going on in a historic town not too far away. There's Chicago itself and all it offers. There's this really cool place called House on the Rock that I haven't been to since I was a kid and that I've been wanting to go back to again.

I just don't know what I want to do but I do know I don't want to just hang out around the house doing nothing like we do most every weekend. I don't want to spend a lot of money either, that's the whole reason of not going to Door County but I want to do something.

For the most part everything I do want to do there won't be any problems with. Although reservations can be made for them, none are required so I don't have to make up my mind tonight. Which is good since it's 11:05 now and I've got to start getting ready for bed.

Goodnight all.

Media quote of the day: The real truth is, I probably don't want to be too happy or content. Because, then what? Even I actually like the quest, the search. That's the fun. The more lost you are, the more you have to look forward to. What do you know? I'm having a great time and I don't know it. - Ally McBeal

Friday, September 7, 2007

In Mourning

It's a sad day in the Ditty household. We're in mourning. And the weather is cooperating with us by being chilly and overcast and on/off rainy with a possible thunderstorm or two.

Maybe I'll come out again this weekend.

Media quote of the day: Would you lower your voice? People are mourning here. - Dante Hicks - Clerks, The Lost Scene (animation)

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


I'm pissed at myself right now. When I fix my hair in the morning I'll take my wedding rings off while hair spraying so it doesn't get coated with the stuff. Normally I put them on the back of the toilet but today I put them in the pocket of my t-shirt I was wearing. Sure enough I forgot to take 'em back out and put 'em on. Luckily I have two rings I wear on my right hand that I switched over so I won't feel naked throughout the day. I bet no one will even notice just like they didn't notice I had my hair colored last Thursday.

My SIL, H Ditty's youngest sister, does hair. After she cut it in July I mentioned maybe getting some color put in but never got around to it until last week. Even then I wasn't sure about doing it but said screw and had her put in copperish colored hi lights. Not one person said anything at work. The people I only see rarely or don't talk to at all I certainly didn't expect them to say anything. But the people in my accounting department and in the service/project management department I figured would say something, at least a couple of the girls. But nope. Now bosslady I can excuse, she wasn't feeling well on Friday so wasn't really concentrating on much of anything throughout the day. She still wasn't feeling her best yesterday morning but she noticed it within the first 10 minutes after walking in the door. And it's not like it's subtle either, oh well, so be it.

The draw back to it is that on mornings that I don't feel like fixing it or I get up late I'll wash it and let it air dry then hold it back in a headband. The coloring on the bangs start about a half inch from the scalp and then it's only some of the hair. There's these quarter inch strips of color so it looks like zebra stripes almost. So I have to make a point of getting up on time every morning and whether I want to fix it or not I'm going to have to. Sucks big time.

My period has decided to come early, by a full week and a half. This is the drawback of working with so many women. Normally I'll have at least a few signs that it's going to happen. My face may breakout, my legs almost always hurt along with my breasts. I usually get the munchies too, I crave starchy crunchy foods. And certain bathroom functions change. I'm not going to go into how they change, you're welcome. But a few days ago, Sunday I think it was, I noticed that my breasts felt heavy. That's it, just heavy and I told H Ditty that it seemed odd since it's so early but it's one of the rare signs that happen. But when it does happen it's always with at least one of the others, usually more though. No others occurred but sure enough last night it started right up. I'm hoping that means it'll be one of those months where it comes in quickly, doesn't cause problems and then goes away just as quickly. Those months are rare but when they happen I'm very happy and relieved. Ok, enough of that.

So let's see, what else is going on. Oh yeah, football starts tomorrow, can't wait. It's the match up that should have been in the Superbowl in February. H Ditty has invited several people over but I'm sure only a few will actually show up. But that's fine with me, I like it when it's just the two of us watching a game. Oh crap, I need to find my hat again. I have a "Saints Girl" hat that I wear for every game and I don't remember where I put it at the end of the season. This happened to me last year and the season was almost half over before I finally found it. But I have a few ideas so I'll try to remember to look for it tonight.

We started watching The X Files and Sportsnight again. Those were such great shows. It's a shame Sportsnight didn't make it. But then Sorkins shows, besides West Wing, are never appreciated the way they should be. Everyone looks so young, especially David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson since X Files started in what, '93, I think it was. They look like such younguns it took a little getting used to again.

Alright, I'm done for now, I'm once again beginning to bore myself with the randomness of this entry. Apparently I really had nothing much to say today.

Media quote of the day:
Mulder, there something out there. - Scully
I know. I've been saying that for years. - Mulder
The X Files