Friday, May 30, 2008

Love me some LOST

What in the heck did Sawyer whisper to Kate before jumping out of the helicopter.  And did you see the look on Jack's face over  the kiss?

DAMN, Lost was good.  I did figure out the body in the coffin - 90 seconds before it was shown, but I did figure it out.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Crap, Tagged again.

I have been tagged by the Unstable Blogger in honor of Sex, Lies and Videotape and/or The Moment of Truth. Confess 5 things then pick 5 people to post their confessions. They will post their 5 things and pick 5 people and so on and so on and so on.You can use whatever format you want but please let your 5 people know you chose them by going to their blog to comment or emailing them or whatever blows up your skirt. 

Here are my confessions:
  1. My husband is my Lord and Master - (this is my paid confession UB)  Ha! Ha! I really wear the pants, this is just so I can get some later.
  2. I am having a hard time coming up with confessions that I am comfortable with my mother reading.
  3. I went out with a TV Sportscaster (only once) - he now looks like a very old and non-sexy Pee-Paw.  We all make mistakes.  
  4. I secretly indulge in FFF (Full Frontal Fridays) on Crazy Days & Nights.
  5. I once sat at a bar and had a drink with Dennis Rodman.  
I tag anyone and everyone who will do this.  

Sunday, May 25, 2008

What is the big f'n deal?

What is the big deal with gay marriage? How does it hurt me? Yo - stupid polititians I'm asking you a question? Seriously, how does the fact that two people of the same sex want to get married going to affect my life?

Guess what idiots - it doesn't.

Why do you feel the need to dictate the morals of my country? Have you read the Bible? Seriously Mr. Christian Senator? Have you? Yes, it gives some direction on right and wrong, but doesn't it say somewhere in there judge not lest ye be judged? I remember it - maybe I'm reading the way liberal bible or something. Maybe I got a defective one. Stop worrying so much about gay and lesbian couples wanting to be a family unit and worry about gas prices, inflation, alternative fuel sources or actually keeping criminals off the street.

Friday, May 23, 2008


If you watched the season finale of Grey's Anatomy you heard the song The Quest, by Bryn Christopher. I loved it! You can no longer embed the video on your blog but go here to watch.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I'm hiding under the covers

Ms. Manic is a little down.  I'm sure its related to a man, I'm not just sure which one.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but they are the root of all women's problems. 

Seriously, they are.
  • It could be Hunter, he graduated from Pre-school, proving I'm old.
  • It could be Ethan, I'm sure he did something, I just haven't figured it out yet.
  • It could be The Husband - do I really need a funny comment on that.  If you have ever had one you know what I'm talking about. Love you honey!
  • It could be anyone of the cats - Turco is hogging my pillow, Mario is frustrating Turco & Cagey, well, he wants to be fed at 5 am.  Its just not right.  

I don't even know if its worth figuring out.  UGH!  

Monday, May 19, 2008

MMM Summer TV

Saving Grace second season starts in JULY!  Whoo Hoo!!  If you haven't watched the show.  Get the first season so you are caught up.  It's one of the best shows I've watched in a long time.

No, I won't come to your house.

I'm nuts,  crazy, a little insane even.  I have cleaned my whole house today.  THE WHOLE HOUSE.  I cleaned the kitchen - including sweeping and mopping the floors.  Both bathrooms (yes I even wiped the underside of the toilet lid).  I swept every inch of the hardwoods.  I vacuumed the rugs (and the baseboards).   All beds are made, all dishes are clean except the ones in the dishwasher  (its not full) and the glass I am currently drinking out of.  All laundry is washed, folded and put away, except the load currently in the dryer.  Oh, I even dusted the ceiling fans. 

Note to Husband:  

MAYBE AS A REWARD, I NEED A NIKON D300.  Right?  Come on honey, I know you want to get it for me.  Don't cha?  (Mason, I am smiling really big right now, that cannot be relayed in my writing.)

I know this might ruin it, but I haven't cleaned of the desk.  LOVE YA!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Hello - ideas please

Does anyone know how I can get $2000 fast.  I need this:

REALLY, REALLY BAD.  Let me repeat myself "I need this really, really bad."  I think that I might try something stupid like packing up any CDs, Videos, Video Games and Books and running to Half Price Books and selling them.  I would only probably get about $30, but that would be $30 bucks toward my camera.  I have a outstanding bill for admin work I did on the side and some money in a Mother's Day card from someone in the office, but that still only brings me to about $150 if I'm lucky.  

So, any ideas?  Can you still sell blood or plasma? If so, I say bleed me dry.  I'm not willing to do anything that might get me arrested - so don't even start with the selling my body comments.  In my current condition I would only get about a buck-50 so that's not really worth my time.  Could I start some kind of fund?  Should I start stealing from my husband's wallet, the kids savings.  OK, maybe not the kids savings, but technically that's my money because I am the one that put it in there.  Seriously, I would never steal from my children.  Well at least not for a camera.

I know that I have a nice economic stimulus check coming, but I really don't want to "stimulate" the economy with it.  I want to "buck the system" and pay off a bill.  I know that's not very republican of me.  

Whoops, we are getting off track - I need that camera.  How do I get it?  Seriously, I'm up for suggestions.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

I've had it.

Sometimes there are people who just really piss me off.  I finally had enough today and opened my mouth and I probably shouldn't have, but my mother protective instincts just kicked in (it wasn't even my kid, but anyway).  I understand where you are coming from, but you need to think about the big picture not just yours.  Period.  End of Sentence.  Got it.  I don't apologize for telling you that, you don't need to forward the letter from the other kids mother to me.  I DON'T CARE. You can't make everyone adhere to your issues and no one else's.  No child should feel left out at all because of you didn't think it was important.

Names and specifics have been left out because you-know-why.  

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Here's a new one.  Someone just searched nerd giant nose and got to my blog.  Its not quite as good as some people who've managed to get traffic from Walmart Penis Pump, but I got it from this: 

nerd giant nose

I'm not sure if its good, bad or ugly, its just new for me.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

BTW, did I tell you about my Mother's Day?

The husband is always an "over the top" kind of guy.  He can never just get me flowers or a card, it always has to be the biggest and the best.  I know its because he loves me and wants to show me with gifts,  and because he's a guy he doesn't know how to cuddle.  

AAAWWWWW.  Isn't he so cute and adorable.

He mounted a 32 inch LCD HDTV and got me my own Satellite Box with DVR.  

I told him I was never leaving the bed.  And Honey, thanks!!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Coming Up: Season 1 - Dexter

Tomorrow I will start the first season of Dexter.  WHEEE!!!!  I'm so excited.  I have friends who won't talk to me while its on, so as soon as I signed up for netflix, I ordered Dexter.  

Maybe if the husband likes it I can justify the camera saying I would like a career in Crime Scene Photography.  What do you think?


Somebody please talk me down from the camera counter!  Ask me to put my wallet down and step away from the counter and no one will be hurt.  

I think my husband may have to duck tape me to a chair.  If I get loose I'm going and buying me a Digital SLR.  I want the Nikon D300.  It ain't cheap.  But I want it and I want it bad.  Bad enough that I will do something stupid - kind of like my husband does when he wants to "sneak" something into the household.  


Sunday, May 11, 2008

For my Mom.

I simply want to say, thank you for everything. For being my mom, for being my friend and always being there for me to turn to.

I love you.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Is anyone else confused???

WHAT??  I'm a little confused after watching LOST last night.  Is Claire dead?  If not why is she with her Dad.  Are Jack & Claire going to figure out they are brother and sister?  The Locke stuff was kind of freaky!!!!  And that weirdo guy (you know with all the eyeliner) looks the same in the flashbacks and he did on the island a lot of years later.  

Grey's was good too.  Rose is nice, but Derek needs to be with Meredith.  Seriously.  There has been all this talk of Ms. Heigl wanting to leave Grey's - I say SEE YA!!  I don't like her character and I personally don't care for her.  She wants to pursue movies.  I haven't liked one she's done so far.  I guess she can join the ranks of all those actors who thought they could do better and instead just fade away.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Random, Random, Random

OK, thank goodness for the invention of Tivo or the DVR or whatever it is we use.  I could not keep up with either Grey's Anatomy or Lost tonight, because it is the first game of the Dallas Stars VS the Detroit Red Wings.  Important Stuff!!!!!  I could forgo any sport except Hockey.  I prefer Hockey to anything, yes, its a little harder to follow the puck than say a basketball, but 1)  Hockey guys have better bodies.  True Fact.  2)  There is a higher chance for blood than in almost any other sport - except boxing & cage fighting. and 3)  I get to listen to Razor.  His superlatives are unique & inventive and hockey is not the same without Razor as color analyst.  

I will work out again today.  A little walking and upper body weights.  Ye Haw!!!  I know you can barely stand it.  I picked up the boys today.  I sweated entirely too much for it being still the first part of May.  I'm starting to think its body weight that is causing it and not temperature.  I seriously don't feel fat and unattractive, but I know that I need to lose weight so applaud my effort.

I also got all the random paperwork I've been piling up intending to file in the actual file cabinet.  And in hanging folders with labels.  I feel like I actually accomplished something.  Now if I can just quit drinking Dr. Peppers.  I made the stupid mistake of buying a case at Costco.  S-T-U-P-I-D.  I guess when they are gone they are gone and I'm not buying anymore.  

MMMM Water.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


So the whole "diet" thing is working so well.  Can you just see the sarcasm dripping from the page?  I did walk today. WALK.  I'm smoking up the asphalt.  I read all these blogs about people running marathons, 20 miles in a day, or working out constantly.  I walked - I'm so bad - for a whole 1/2 an hour.  I guess if you don't do anything then that's an improvement.  Right?  Well, let me add on little thing to that I did it in Earth shoes.  Know what those are?  They are shoes with a "negative heel".  Basically these shoes make your heel lower than the ball of your feet.  

The first 1/2 of the walk all I could think was I am going to have charlie-horses all night.  I'm going to wake up every thirty minutes screaming and clutching my calves.  Then after they got good and stretched I kept thinking how hot my legs were going to look - ya, and I'm going to turn into Haley Berry in a skin tight cat suit.  (that was for you husband).  

Anyway, I made an effort, even if it wasn't much.  I also cleaned closets, and re-arranged stuff in my house, so I wasn't a complete potato today. I am also going to make the effort at least 5 times a week and include other forms of cardio (ya right, walking is cardio) and doing a little weights, yoga/pilates and whatever else I can think of.  

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

What have I done?

Why is it when I get a bug up my butt, its the biggest bug in the whole universe?  Again, I decide to clean my kids room. I have now re-arranged the closet removed a dresser for a more "open" look. Made beds, cleaned from under the beds, thrown out 30 gallons of trash.  I realize they are boys and make more trash than girls, and are not super-organized like their Virgo mother, but geez, how do you collect so much gunk.  I was only gone a little while.  I found missing shoes, I've re-organized their bookcase.  Now I'm re-arranging the bookcase in the front room.  (Also their books)  I'm afraid I've taken this too far.  Its like taking a pill, once you've taken it, you just got to let it wear off or throw up.  

Monday, May 5, 2008

I am completely nuts.

Most of you who have met me personally, already know this, but last night I stayed up and watched a full hockey game and 4 periods of OT.  YES 4.  There were guys - big hockey fans - who gave up long before I did.  


The game ended at 1:30 am thanks to an incredible job done by Marty Turco in goal and an awesome goal by the scrappy-cappy, Brenden Morrow. Unfortunately after the stress of about 130 minutes of hockey, I couldn't sleep.  So I dragging a little most of today.  In fact I am still so tight in my shoulders I had to schedule a massage.  I have a two hour deep tissue scheduled tomorrow evening.  I just HATE it when that happens.  Don't you?

Hey Red Wings.  We will kick your a**!  Well, at least my beloved Stars will. 

Sunday, May 4, 2008


I can't believe the first overtime of the Stars/Sharks game was never racking, unbelievable and extremely stressful.  GO STARS.  I haven't stayed up for nothing, and I'm willing to stay up all night if it means we face Detroit next.

Letter to Marty Turco

Marty - you ROCK!  R-O-C-K!!! 

Do I really need to say anything else? No, because I've said it all.  

I've said it, now I have to do it

I have made a promise to myself - scary huh? I am going to lose weight. I've said this before, but I want a new wardrobe, and my cheap self cannot justify it unless it is a necessity. Dropping a few sizes will justify it. Also the excessive walking I did in New Zealand kind of jump started me. I want this so maybe if I put it in writing and hold myself accountable I will be forced to do something about it.

I weigh 185 pounds. YES, I said 185 lbs and am a size 14. Although that is the size Marilyn Monroe wore, I don't want to wear it anymore. I don't feel fat, I'm tall so at least I'm proportioned. I still have a noticeable waist, I'm just thicker than I used to be. I want to lose 40 lbs, but will be happy just to get down to that lovely size 10 - an 8 would be perfect, but I will settle for the 10. I was a size 4 when I got married, but that and my perky you-know-whats are long behind me.

Here's where I need help. I need some ideas for more "fun" (is that even possible) exercises. I ran track back in the day, but my knees are shot and running won't be on the list. I will try to put walking into my rotation as well as biking. This is something I can do with the children over the summer. Sit-ups (oh, I might just start vomiting right now), push-ups, what else? Did I mention I'm not a big fan of exercising (or is it sweating I don't like)?

Anyone trying to do this? Has anyone had success at anything? Can you recommend a good plastic surgeon? HA!HA! I don't want to go on a diet really, just make more lifestyle changes like cutting out sodas and switching to whole grains and fresh/organic produce. I will take any advice you can give me. I am also going to do the Push-Up Throwdown that Krista did, maybe that will kick start me working on my core.

I've thrown it out there - now I have to do something. Pray I survive myself.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

New Zealand Day 10: In need of a shower - again.

Well we were up until 11 o'clock packing for the trip back.  We began our day just 5 short hours later at were at the Wellington Airport at 4 am.  We hopped on a flight to Brisbane check this photo out from the plane.  It was really pretty.  Then from Brisbane to LAX.   We only got two seats to ourselves this time, so it wasn't as comfortable, but I have to say.  Quantas has the absolutely best service I've ever had on an airline.  SERIOUSLY.  If it is ever an option to fly Quantas I highly recommend them.  I also managed to get me some Sea Bands to help with the motion sickness - so much better than last time.  I won't ever get on a plane without them again.

In LA all the restaurants were closed due to health code violations - RATS.  Nice huh?  Customs was a breeze, but we had 3 gate changes before we got out of LA.  Due to the lack of food we were extremely hungry when we landed in DFW.   The boys greeted me with warm and very long hugs and kisses and claiming to have missed Mommy.  Mason took me straight to a restaurant and boy did that improve my mood.   

I had the most awesome time.  Pictures do not do the country justice.  It was beautiful, the food was wonderful.  It was great to see everyone.  Amy looked wonderful, the new baby is adorable.  Tom is growing into such a wonderful boy.  Brice is very lucky to have such a wonderful family.
Brandon and Lizzie are just getting started in the married life and expecting a baby, which is due on my birthday.  I'm excited about that.  Lizzie is a wonderful addition to the gang and I really like her.  Susan is looking wonderful and both Susan and Tony get a big THANK YOU! for letting us  stay and were wonderful hosts.  

New Zealand Day 9: The market

Nelson has a wonderful market on Saturdays.  It has rows and rows of many booths with all sorts of homemade products.  From jewelry, wool items, homemade soaps, wood works, and clay and potter items.  We wandered thru most of the morning.  Mom got a wonderful necklace.  Lizzie got some garden art and a few paintings for the house.  I wish we could have had Amy join us, but with the new baby she kept close to home.


We also went   to the WOW Museum.  World of Wearble Art  You have to check out the picture above.  The dress is made up entirely of Q-Tips.  I'm serious.  You couldn't take pictures in the section with the fashions, but you wouldn't believe it.  Toilet paper gowns.  Icing, pig bras.  It was bizarre and really cool.  Got on a quick flight back to Wellington to get ready to come home.

New Zealand Day 8: Anzac Day

Most things were closed in the morning so we went to Happy Valley Adventures.  We drove to the top and Susan and Lizzie rode the skywire.  Stehle was all gung-ho at the begining, but chickened out/had a total panic attack after being put in the chair.  She did apparently grow an affection to the kind gentleman that was operating the ride.  Ladies, Fletcher is a retired dairy farmer, which apparently makes him rich.  He is not married, no girlfriend, is not gay and owns his own home and 220 acres.  He was really nice.

We did a little shopping, went to Cable Bay Cafe and had an amazing view.  We had an all around really fun time.