Thursday, October 25, 2007

I'm pretty sure Hell has frozen over...

My brother sent me a message today.

The one I haven't spoken to in almost a year.

He basically said he had to take some time off, to get his act together. He is dating a new girl. And he was hearing things from our friends about me. Wha?

First, I don't have the time, nor the inclination to go out to bars and party. I am a grown-up. I have two small children. The last time I went anywhere was two months ago? three months ago? I honestly don't remember. So for any of his friends to say shit about me really pisses me off. Because these same people? Who I have run into around town? Are busy talking smack about him. Good friends, wouldn't you say?

He was always rather easily led by his group of friends. Me? Not so much. I could give a flying fig what people think of me. Either you like me, or you don't. I am not going to waste my time worrying either way. But that's me. It still irks me that that could be part of the reason he wasn't speaking to me. I am going to try and let it go. But it is going to be hard. He has done this before. And then something set him off and I wouldn't hear from him for x amount of time.

He says he has changed. I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

NaBloPoMo, NaBloPoMo...

If I haven't mentioned it before, I am VERY excited to take part-a small part!- in this year's event.

I have a ton of material just waiting to be used. I feel I should offer some sort of warning. Like a rating, perhaps? It won't be pretty. It won't always be something you want to hear. Or maybe even read. It WILL be real. And things that are actually going on in my life. Or have gone on in my life in the last few years.


It won't all be bad. I do have some funny things to talk about. Or, at least funny to me. I just want you to come away with a better view of who I am. The person I used to be.

And the person I am now.

Then you can feel free to be all "Judgy-Wudgy Was a Bear"...

Or not.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


I joined NaBloPoMo several weeks ago and have been kind of slacking in updating, or putting up mah widget.

But no longer! It stops today! HAH!

Too far?

I thought the concept was interesting. I have read several bloggers who have participated in years past and decided to join this year. Because I am all crazy-wild like that. So we'll see how it goes. I think I have been pretty good about posting every day. For the most part. I am sure I can come up with plenty of things to post about. I have tons of stuff already. I just am usually too lazy to dig them out.

Now it looks like I will have the opportunity to finally do so.

Wish me luck!

And as a side note- I am feeling much better. The germy beasts, er, the boys were feeling fine TWO DAYS AGO! TWO. DAYS. Whilst I suffered. Ingrates.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

USC-38, Notre Dame-0

You know I haven't felt well if I forgot to put this up! I was beyond excited. I despise Notre Dame with the fire of a thousand hells. With Michigan following a close second.

I didn't get to see the game- stupid work. I did check it out online though!

Bright side of possible jury duty? I can watch college football ALL DAY ON SATURDAYS. How excellent would that be? Please don't think I am making light of jury duty or being sequestered. I'm not.

But I gotta find something to look forward to if I am going to be away from the boys for three weeks. And apparently that is it!


Sorry I haven't posted recently. My children have decided to wage germological warfare on their poor mama. I feel like death.

Right about now I would welcome it with open arms. Seriously. It is that bad. I won't bore you with gross details.

Just send Nyquil. And maybe some comfy pants.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Blast from the past...

I am sitting at home, minding my own beeswax, when all of this sudden my cell phone rings. Lo, and behold, it is my friend S.

He is in town and wants to hang out. I tell him that I can't, because Jimmy isn't home and I have the kids.

So, we start chatting about every day life and he asks the fucking million-dollar question. Hey, how's your brother? I have to tell him the whole crappy story. Plus, as a bonus? I get to tell him that my grandma died last year, right before Christmas. Having spent time with her, he was upset. So as you can guess it went downhill from there.

Again, I have NO idea why my bubba is no longer speaking to me. To us. I just wish he would tell his friends what the fook is going on. The holiday season is coming up. I have MORE than enough on my plate right now, without having to worry about what is going on with him.

Is that too much to ask?

Thursday, October 18, 2007

I'm sorry, so sorry...

The reason for my lack of postings is so pitiful. I almost can't even tell you.

I was supposed to particpate in an event this weekend. I was soooo excited. I bought a new outfit.


It was Wednesday night. I cried. You don't understand. I was going to meet Zoot. And her fellow bloggers. It was a big, huge deal. I was nervous and all sorts of excited. I realize that I am fairly new to the blogging world, but Zoot has always made me feel welcome. More than welcome.

I feel like I have let her down. I am pretty sure that NO amount of doughnuts can make up for that.

Even if they were hand-delivered.


Tuesday, October 16, 2007


I think I made it on the jury.

I am scared shitless.

I have to call every day after six to find out when I report next.

Did I mention the scared part?

'Cause I am.

It is serious and so not what I thought it would be about.

I just hope I have the strength and the courage to do what is asked of me. I believe I do. I answered the questions honestly. And that is so much harder than you would ever even think it would be.

And way more sweaty. I have never applied that much deodorant in my life. Is that considered TMI? If so, you may want to stop reading my blog now.

Because I generally talk about things that you may not want to hear, or even agree with me about.

I'm just sayin'...


I need to be quick because jury duty waits for no man, er, woman! Here goes!

- Today is my first full day of jury duty. I found out yesterday that we will be sequestered if we make it on the jury. Say wha?!

- I did not sleep for beans because Nub and Dub chose this particular morning to wake up at 4 AM. In the morning. 4. AM.

- I am picking up my copy of A Confederacy Of Dunces today. Or rather my mama is. Our first book for our new bookclub. SQUEEE! It is not too late to join. We are giving a timeline of two to four weeks to finish. Join us.

- I am hoping to take a disco nap on my lunch break. But, I am a little worried about snoring/ I probably won't. Good times!

- Having too many choices of what television shows to watch is getting more than a little distracting.

- Moving while your hubby is working out of town sucks. Did I not mention that in addition to jury duty I will also be moving this week? 'Cause that's how I roll.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

USC- 20, Arizona-10...

It was one helluva a day in the world of college football!

My beloved Trojans won. Naturally, I could not watch the actual game being that I live on the EAST coast. S'okay. They still won!!!

On a sad note, LSU lost in triple overtime... who am I kidding? I'm not sad! And, Oregon BEAT #2 California. Oh happy day.

The only thing that would REALLY make it the official BEST DAY EVER? If Georgia lost. I don't know the outcome of that game because I have been too busy reading blogs!

A girl can hope!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Meme Alert!!

Okay, here is the meme.

BOLD those you've read.
ITALICIZE those you haven't finished.
ASTERIK those you've read more than once.
UNDERLINE those you want to read.

And as a side note. Where in the hell is To Kill A Mockingbird?

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrel
Crime and Punishment- BOLD
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights-*
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi: A Novel-UNDERLINE
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote-BOLD
Moby Dick-BOLD
Madame Bovary-BOLD
The Odyssey-BOLD
Pride and Prejudice-*
Jane Eyre-**
A Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the Fates of Human Societies
War and Peace
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveller’s Wife
The Iliad
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
Mrs. Dalloway
Great Expectations
American Gods
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Atlas Shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Memoirs of a Geisha-*
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West-UNDERLINE
The Canterbury Tales-BOLD
The Historian
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Love in the Time of Cholera
Brave New World
The Fountainhead
Foucault’s Pendulum
The Count of Monte Cristo
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King-**
The Grapes of Wrath-**
The Poisonwood Bible
Angels & Demons-*
The Inferno
The Satanic Verses
Sense and Sensibility-*
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Mansfield Park
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
To the Lighthouse
Tess of the D’Urbervilles-*
Oliver Twist
Gulliver’s Travels
Les Misérables
The Corrections
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Prince
The Sound and the Fury
Angela’s Ashes
The God of Small Things
A People’s History of the United States: 1492-Present
A Confederacy of Dunces-UNDERLINE
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Scarlet Letter-*
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Mists of Avalon-*
Oryx and Crake
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Northanger Abbey
The Catcher in the Rye-*
On the Road
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
The Aeneid
Watership Down-*
Gravity’s Rainbow
The Hobbit-BOLD
In Cold Blood*
White Teeth
Treasure Island-*
David Copperfield-BOLD
The Three Musketeers

Sorry, y'all. I can't use any of my functions. So I just used caps instead.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The two most dreaded words in the english language...

Jury Duty.

Yep, I am quite possibly going to be on a jury. I am on panel numero three-o. I find out tonight if I have to go back in.

I am actually quite fascinated by the whole process.

That is all I can say.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

One more day up in the canyon..

Will it ever get past the fucking point where it doesn't hurt quite so goddamned much?

Where I don't hear a certain song and want to cry? Where I don't miss my bubba like crazy?

When does the letting go begin?

And how do I sign up?

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Save the Boobies!


Please go here! Save the Boobies!"http://the"

Thanks, y'all!

I have NO idea why my link won't work. Just be tough and type in the link! Please?

Stanford 24, USC 23


I mean it. I am not a happy camper.

Plus, mah internets were down for THREE WHOLE DAYS.

It was awful. Just awful, I tell you.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

De-lurking Day is here!!

The Great Mofo Delurk 2007

Time to get off yer duff! Comment! Steal mah button! Look alive!

Seriously, just click on mah button to steal it!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Send help...

You know you have spent too much time amongst small children when you start thinking that Rooney from The Doodlebops is looking kinda hot.

Sadly, I am serious.

Think I need a little adult conversation?!

Monday, October 1, 2007

My friends...

I have been unbelievably blessed in the friends department. For most of my life. My first friend would have been my aunt Julie. My dad's sister. I had the world's hugest crush on this boy. Peter. Ah, Peter. My uncle thought it would be funny to do the whole Peter-peter-pumpkin-eater thing. And I was crushed. Crushed. My aunt rescued me. I have never forgotten that.

Fast forward several years...

My definition of "friends" has drastically changed.

My best friends are a group of women I have known since high school. With the exception of two of them. And one of them? Even longer than that!

They have seen me through every high and low. With never so much as an "I told you so". Believe me, there were PLENTY of opportunities!

These women, whether they realize it or not, have shaped the woman I have become. I have learned tolerance, patience, and love. I would never have been the woman I am now without them.

So. I would like to give a "shout out" to them now. These warriors of truth, these givers of unconditional love, my friends...

Tess- my oldest friend. I love you. You have been spectacular, over the years.Always.

Lana- where do I begin? We have been through so much, together, and seperately. I love you.

Rhonda- my friend. The person who knew me when I was not always at my best, but still loved me anyway. Whose children still refer to me as "Aunt Jenny". Which has always been the coolest thing ever. I have always considered that an honor. I love you.

Dubby- where do I begin? You were there for almost the birth of my second child! Had I known that could have been the catalyst, I WOULD HAVE MADE YOU LEAVE MUCH SOONER!!
Kidding, sort of. When you could have judged me, you didn't. And for that? I love you.

These women, these restless souls, these givers of life, have humbled me. Have made me want to be a better person.And in having done so, have made me the friend I am now.

If only for having known them.

Please help!

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