Saturday, January 06, 2007

An Extra Shot of....

Last night P and I met my sister at the mall to hit some of the after Christmas sales and to celebrate our purchases we decided to throw back a margarita (and a martini) at TGIFridays. P sat quietly coloring a picture while we laughed and whooped it up... round two of the drinks came out and Sis gasped for air and said 'what is this!' - while digging around in her drink with her straw. I was thinking 'it's a lime, you doh-doh head!' lol

She reached in (with sanitized fingers i'm sure) and pulled out an ice cube and said to our little waitress (who was as cute as a button and had the most wonderful sparkling personality flare) 'that is a chocolate chip in my ice cube!'

We busted up laughing. The little waitress girl laughed, but with shock. Sis handed her the cube and we all inspected it. I told her it was a rat turd... she insisted it was a chocolate chip. This all sparked the interest of P... who now wanted to keep the ice cube because, you know... that is 'cool'. She offered to bring P a whole bowl full of chocolate chips (probably trying to smooth all this over but we were laughing at it... was no big deal). She brought P a glass full of chocolate chips and they were frozen. So apparently they keep chips (for dessert) in the freezer and somehow one little lone chip got loose... it was the funniest thing!

I wish I'd had my camera...

Friday, January 05, 2007

Nothing in Particular other than TGIF

I'm so happy it's Friday!!! Although this week was a short week, it's been long and hard. Alot of projects happening at work and with people off on vacation, having babies, sick, etc... trying to help with their work and keep up on my own is tiresome.

We don't have much on tap for the weekend. We have a wedding in Tulsa tomorrow and massages scheduled for sunday - gosh I love those! I actually had purchased a massage for Richard, but he wants me to tag along so he scheduled me one too! C is going for foot reflexology.... we'll see how that goes. He's pretty excited about that too. He complains that his feet hurt... probably all that soccer ball kicking and basketball playing that he does!

I think i'm going to spend this afternoon googling Europe. We are itching for another trip (it's been a whole few months since Florida and a whole year since the cruise!) and i've asked my sis and a friend of hers if they'd like to go, so I guess I better get some info together. C and P have been asking about deep sea fishing... another cruise... anything. I think they are really beginning to like travel. I love it!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

"I'm No Superman"

I know this witty showed has aired for several seasons but I have just recently become a staunch aficionado of the ever popular Scrubs and remain glued to the TV between 6 and 7 pm most Monday through Fridays in a vain attempt to play catch-up. Well written, often hilarious, and possessing a well-rounded, talented cast, I revel in its strong writing and relevant themes. While JD is fantastic as the playful soul and spokesman for the show, I do have my more mature preferences. So here goes, my two favorite characters on this stellar addition to prime time viewing.

Carla (Judy Reyes) is the raven-haired caring, responsible beauty. I was thrilled she married the man of her dreams (Turk) because if anyone deserves happiness, it’s her. But by far, my favorite individual is the surly Dr. Perry Cox (John McGinley). OMG, can you say hot with me? It’s not so much his physical looks which are pretty much so-so, but rather he epitomizes the ballsy, no-holds-barred, wry, witty, tell-it-like-it-is sarcastic personality whose sharp, pithy retorts cut to the very quick. His sparkling verbal banter wins me over in spades. Even his predilection for dark-haired Medusas (aka Jordan and the aggressive nurse he dated) fail to deter me from adding him to my male wish list.

“The actor won a new set of fans when he was cast as the creatively insulting, professionally demanding but far from heartless Dr. Perry Cox on the NBC sitcom "Scrubs" (2001- ), a role that would prove defining in the actor's career by providing a showcase for his diverse comedic and dramatic skills.”

Underneath his scratchy exterior beats the heart of human who endured a rough childhood and rarely lets the audience or anyone else glimpse his soft underbelly. Only caring Carla possesses the magic words to tame this wild beast. Long live the mortal saints treading the halls of Sacred Heart Hospital.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

A Few More Notes and Pictures

I danced with Richard... if that's what you call this. I think I was really just messing around and click-happy sister took a picture.
Sis told Dawna and I to growl and be Lions... OBVIOUSLY only one of us listens to directions!
They all complained because I kept sneezing (you can see my poor red eyes here) and snotting around... and eventually they said "put a cork in it!" So, I did.
I am so lucky to be married to this wonderful man. He tolerates my crazy ways so well. He says i'm 'fun'. I think its just that I keep him laughing and wondering what's next! We have a good time! (Thanks sweetie, and Happy New Year to you!)

A New Years Eve Story (clean version)

The Beads. They become important as the night goes on...

Flying high on DayQuil and Sudafed, I got all spiffied up to spend the night celebrating with my hubbie, my absolute dearest friend Fowler, my hot sister and her twin (who isn't related to me but they might as well be twins... cuz that a whole other story) and 100 of our other closest friends.

Me, Richard and Fowler. I love their baby blues! I am a very lucky girl!

My sister and her twin showed up... showin the man some lovins right here!

Apparently, Richard was really funny that night because they were totally cracking up... and I missed it. I was either taking the picture, dancing or....

... being coerced into taking a crotch shot of a girl because they wanted a picture. I just got a hiney shot. Maybe that was what they were laughing at... because I took the picture. hmmm

We aren't dancing here... thats a whole other set of pictures. I think he was trying to rewrap the beads for me. He told me I wasnt cooperating... and I quote "you keep squirming around and won't be still!"

While fiddling around with the beads I looked just over Richards shoulder and I saw boobs! Two girls were flashing their boobage and dancing around. OMG. I stood there gasping for air and scrambling for my camera and we all gawked.... One of the girls looked straight at me, smiled and started moving towards me - boobs all in my face. She danced and jiggled... This must be a pic of me looking at her. lol

I told her there was no way I was going to do that... she said 'NO! I show you and then you give me a string of beads!" okie... So I hung a string around her neck and I got the biggest hug :) hehe Richard said "why is it always you!" hahahahhahaah I dont know....

So after my boobie experience.... I partied on. I posed for pictures with people that had no idea who I was, I didnt know them and even some of them had no idea they were posing for a picture with me (see lady above who is either screaming at Fowler, or singing along with the DJ, or in some sort of pain. Gas pains maybe?!)
All this while on cold meds.... there are alot more pictures but that would take pages of posts to show all those! lol


Is this flippin' Blogger having issues again!? I will not let me upload pictures!!!! *ugly frown face inserted here*

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Just a Taste

In between chatting online with my sis, answering emails and helping anyone and everyone that runs in here to talk to me.. I have managed to resize all my pictures so now I can dig through them and post the ones I want (can) share. However, now it's too late. I'm on drugs (fighting the cold still) and so i'm fixing to go curl up in my cozy bed and shove my cold toes behind Richards knees to help warm them up. My goal is tomorrow night... post pics! whooohooo!

New Year Begins with a Blow

I've started the new year off with a real bang!

I've got a cold.

For weeks I have managed to avoid the cooties that have floated the airways in my office area. Everyone here has been sick - coughing and snotting around. I've done my best to dodge the germs but over Christmas break my sweet lovie caught a cootie bug and was a bit under the weather. I'm guessing that what happened is... at night, when I wasnt looking, one of his cootie bugs crawled off him and bit me in the butt because when I woke up New Years Eve morning, I felt like poo-poo.

I was determined to carry on with our New Years Eve plans, so I drugged up and went full speed ahead. I got my hair colored, we loaded up C, P and Z (friend) and headed to Bricktown where we ate and went Snowtubing, we rented movies and later Richard and I met some friends for some fun times and boobies (not mine... and that story comes later).

I didn't notice my aches and pains so much while out whooopin and hollerin', but New Years Day I woke to have the worst headache, runny nose and congestion and the all over just poopy feeling. I laid around the house and tried to take care of myself. I downed gallons of water and had a big hit of diet coke along with DayQuil, Sudafed, Motrin and tons of vitamins.

Today, I need to be in bed. Why in the world did I try to come to work? It really makes no sense... I'm here breathing all over the people that have had it and have gotten rid of it (or still trying)... and I'll probably just reinfect them and it will all cycle over again.

Makes perfect sense.

New Years Pictures will come later... i'm still editing :)

Boys Don't Make Passes...

One thing I learned early in life was the paramount importance of possessing golden locks and lacking horrid glasses. This harsh revelation came about early in life for me in the second grade. Danny, a handsome charmer, had an overwhelming proclivity for yellow tresses and I most certainly fit the bill. I still remember his loud declaration of ‘loving blondes’ as he chased me and other flaxen-haired females around the playground at recess. I was in ‘sought after heaven’ the entire year as my natural attributes held his rapt attention and obvious approval, but oh what a difference a year can make! The lofty heights of second grade were closely followed by the depths of third grade despair as my looks went to hell in a handbasket. Much to my chagrin, my alluring mane had the audacity to darken to a disgusting mousy brown and my eyesight plummeted to fuzzy, nearsighted blobs on the overhead thus sealing my fate as a four-eyed geek. My physical failings paralleled my dismal failure to hold Danny’s interest any longer and other cuties now held his male attention. From the ashes of my abject misery rose the steadfast resolution to regain my rightful title as blonde princess. Years past as I endured the awkward prepubescent era of shapeless skinny bod topped off with a hideous thick, brown mop and pop-bottle specks, but eventually the day dawned when the glasses were replaced with glorious contacts and peroxide application lightened the dark tresses. Slowly but surely I transformed into a late blooming teenage goddess pursued by the male admirers I had long coveted. Though not yet a ravishing blonde, dear Danny’s gaze once again swiveled in my direction in our junior year and he asked me out. I declined. No, it was not out of spiteful revenge but rather a lack of interest on my part that precipitated that gracious refusal. Not long thereafter I did morph to flowing saffron-hued tresses and have never looked back. Blonde suits me and always has. And though I no long have a knee jerk revulsion for spectacles, I still prefer contacts and wear them whenever I leave the house. The days of that callous discovery have long past but the girl I was will forever have etched in her memory banks what it truly takes to charm and intrigue a guy. Funny how ancient lessons are never truly forgotten...

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year!


Are you sick of making the same resolutions year after year that you never keep? Why not promise to do something you can actually accomplish? Here are some resolutions that you can use as a starting point:

1. Gain weight. At least 30 pounds.

2. Stop exercising. Waste of time.

3. Read less. Makes you think.

4. Watch more TV. I've been missing some good stuff.

5. Procrastinate more. Starting tomorrow.

6. Not date any of the Baywatch cast.

7. Spend more time at work, surfing with the T1.

8. Take a vacation to someplace important: like, to see the largest ball of twine.

9. Not jump off a cliff just because everyone else did.

10. Stop bringing lunch from home: I should eat out more.

11. Not have eight children at once.

12. Get in a whole NEW rut!

13. Start being superstitious.

14. Personal goal: bring back disco.

15. Not wrestle with Jesse Ventura.

16. Not bet against the Minnesota Vikings.

17. Buy an '83 Eldorado and invest in a really loud stereo system.

18. Get the windows tinted. Buy some fur for the dash.

19. Speak in a monotone voice and only use monosyllabicwords.

20. Only wear jeans that are 2 sizes too small and use a chain or rope for a belt.

21. Spend my summer vacation in Cyberspace.

22. Not eat cloned meat.

23. Create loose ends.

24. Get more toys.

25. Get further in debt.

26. Not believe politicians.

27. Break at least one traffic law.

28. Not drive a motorized vehicle across thin ice.

29. Avoid transmission of inter-species diseases.

30. Avoid airplanes that spontaneously drop 1000 feet.

31. Stay off the MIR space station.

32. Not worry that the Y2K bug will cause the end of the world.

33. Get wired with high-speed net connections at home.

34. Not swim with pirhanas or sharks.

35. Associate with even worse business clients.

36. Spread out priorities beyond my ability to keep track of them.

37. Wait around for opportunity.

38. Focus on the faults of others.

39. Mope about my faults.

40. Never make New Year's resolutions again.

Hair of the Dog

Good Morning blog readers! This is my first post for 2007 and I thought it would be very fitting to start with some hangover advice and information. I'll save my story and pictures for later.

If you gotten up this morning and found yourself in a situation where your head is throbbing, your mouth is dry and you have the all over aches... you might have a bit of a hangover. To help remedy the problem...

Rehydrate. Drink plenty of water before, during, and after consuming alcohol.

Eat. Eating helps decrease the absorption of alcohol systemically. Eating salty foods will also help the body retain fluids. (I once knew a guy from Denmark who swore that he never had a hangover because he took a teaspoon of table salt after a long night of drinking. Be warned - this remedy is not verified!)

Replace Vitamin B. Brits and anglophiles swear by a product called Berocca which is a fizzy tablet like Alka-Seltzer that contains high amounts of Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C. Berocca is not available in the U.S. currently, but a similar product, called Emergen-C is available.

Choose your poison. Some drinks give you worse hangovers than others. Clear liquor like vodka and gin are lower in congeners (alcohol impurities) because of the filtering process involved. Fewer congeners mean a lower risk of hangover.

Good New Years Day to you!

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Departing From Gate ‘06

Greetings blog nation! Yes, once again the annual cycle has completed its customary circuit and we close turbulent 2006. I believe I mentioned that I rarely write down resolutions anymore but I most certainly keep an aspiration list in my head. As usual, it contains both spiritual and physical goals and finishes up with the heartfelt desire to become a kinder, gentler human being who treats others as she wishes to be treated. Musing and contemplation are good, right? I try to forgive the past and look forward to the future so that is what I shall do. I hope to keep each and every one of you abreast of sorrows and joys in the coming year and always be there for you, our precious readers, should the need arise. My favorite part of this time of year is not the remembrance past but the clean slate and fresh start. My new calendars are ready to launch and a sparkling, pristine planner awaits the anticipated jump into 2007. My fervent prayer is all of you share it with me. So let’s start these new beginnings by sharing my delicious zucchini appetizers and chilled Chardonnay, shall we? ;)

Love always,

May All the Blah blah blah... blah blah

Happy New Year!

Everyone be safe and I hope your start for the New Year is a good one!

I'm nursing a cold (what I thought was allergies is now a cold) but I'm tough and we're heading out with some friends. Best wishes to y'all!