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Thursday, December 04, 2008

DePhoMo Me

So, I have been around, I just haven’t been posting here, but I am going to try to do better. Another site I am on is doing DePhoMo (December Photo Month). It is one picture every day for the month of December. They give you a challenge, but you do not have to take it, as long as you post a picture taken by you or with you in it, it counts. I have posted the following three pictures this month…

Something that represents you - Disco Knitting




Something old - Vintage Mokey Fraggle
Something new - My new purse

In other news things are just crazy at work. I am super busy, which is good because it makes the time go by really fast. I can't remember if I mentioned that my co-worker up and got married and moved away. They haven't replaced her yet, so I am doing my job and her job, but it is going pretty okay so far.

The boys are doing well. They are still going through the terribles. We are now into year three, and they say by year four they are supposed to be magically well behaved. Last night Cooper got into some of my Christmas bags and pulled out an M&M tube that was to go into a gift. I now have to replace that. The only bright side is that we got to eat the M&Ms because he didn't get to them. He was working on the packaging and plastic case when I noticed what he had. I am almost scared to say that Elliott has been quite well behaved the past few weeks. I am sure I just shot myself in the foot.

I have finished the reading wrap I was knitting for my aunt. I will lightly block it and then it will be done. I may add a pin to it, to add a little something extra.

I need to get the wrapping done for my sister's family. I have everything, I just need to wrap it. I have everything for my swaps except an ornament. I am going to get that on Saturday. Then I will package everything up and get it sent out.

I am going to start work soon on a scarf. I found a Yarn Harlot pattern that looks quite lovely. She used a varigated yarn, and I am going to use a solid, but I think it will still look nice and be warm.

I gave up on doing socks this year for people. I just don't need the stress. Maybe for their birthdays they will get socks...or not. I have a sock on the needles right now, and I will pick it up again after Christmas.

I am in the market for some nice Aran weight yarn that is cheap. I need to make another Reader's Wrap and it takes a lot of yarn. I used six skeins of Vanna for my aunts. I probably could have knit another inch or three of pattern before the border and bind off, but I did what the directions said. I did leave the pockets off. Like I said, I will see what it is like after trying to block it. It's acryllic, but I think it will still block a little. I should do that tonight.

New television programming is becoming scarce. No new Bones until January, same with One Tree Hill, 90210, and I am sure some others I watch.

Well I should get back to all that work I have to do, just wanted to update and I will try to be better at posting!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Whatever oodles the noodles

So it’s been a while since I have updated. I have no real reason. I have been updating at OD, just not here I guess. I don’t know why I usually post the same thing here and there, or there and here. Whichever you prefer I guess.

Let’s see happenings since, November 1st. Um, made it through the whole Election ’08 drama. Yea Democrats! Except my state flipped R and the last minute 3% points! I was so hopeful we would go blue this year.

I also made it through my first full on ap run at work. When I say full on, I mean all the ap for the entire company! Yeah, over 250 checks and lots and lots of $$$.

I am still working on Christmas presents. I am scaling back what I had originally planned to do. I am only working on my aunt’s present right now. It is monsterish and I just need to focus on it and spend my time on it.

I got a Wii and have been spending a lot of time playing tennis. I am so addicted to tennis I want to get a cute little outfit. Well not little, but still. It is so much fun.

OD is doing DePhoMo for December and I have been debating if I want to do it or not. I would have to really buckle down and get into the computer mode at night. You post a new random picture every day of December. This month is NoJoMo and so you journal every day of the month. It is a take off of NaNoWriMo, which is National Novel Writing Month. I am doing NoJoMo, this is year number three for me, 2006, 2007 and 2008. It is fun, I enjoy doing it.

The weather is changing. Every day is long sleeve day for the most part. Last night we had freezing winds and snow/rain. The roads were kind of icy this morning. It looks beautiful out right now, but quite cold. I haven’t looked at the 10-day for a while…well I looked. 40s through the weekend, some snow on Sunday am. Then 30s and 40s the rest of the week. I think the snow should be coming soon. Maybe I am just looking forward to it because I am getting excited about the holiday season. I’ve already seen a few holiday themed shows this week. A little early, but whatever oodles the noodles. There are some shows that I just love and wish would go on for like two hours, like Bones, Life, The Mentalist. Those shows have some of the best writing on television right now. Ooh, don’t forget to vote People’s Choice www.pcavote.com


So that is pretty much my life in a nut shell.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

My vote is...

Here it is November 1st and I don’t have any new projects finished for Christmas. I need to sit down and figure out a schedule of how much I need to do each day to get it all done. Stressful!

I didn’t do a whole lot today. I went to Wal*Mart and picked up a few things, couple of Christmas presents. Then I went to the mall and bought a new ring and was able to use the coupon. Then I spent a long time just chatting with C. She showed up for a meet and greet that never happened. It was a nice visit. I looked at a few more stores and then decided I needed food. I gambled a bit and won a little money. Enough to only have spent about $25 for the day including the stuff I bought at Wal*Mart.

Now I am just at home. The boys are eating either a late lunch or early dinner. Well Cooper is eating, Elliott is just hanging out staring at him. They have been playing outside for a while. They split a big ghost cookie. I picked up the kitchen a bit and cleaned a few things off of my bed. I didn’t realize how late it was getting. I think I spent an hour playing a game while the boys were outside. They will be ready to lay down for a quick snooze soon and then out for a little while longer. Cooper slept until 4:20 this morning. That was nice of him. Then slept until 7:30. Then I got up and watched some television and took a shower.

Tonight I will knit and watch hockey. I think there is a new episode of Knight Rider on tonight, so I will watch that. Tomorrow I will probably pick up some more in the bedroom and maybe the back t.v. room and then Monday night I will do a full clean of the kitchen and living room.

I am so over the political ads. I voted a few weeks ago so all the stuff I am getting in the mail is a total waste. The debates were wasted on people who had already voted too. This stuff needs to be done earlier to catch the early voters and the absentee voters. I love voting absentee. Honestly, I am not going to make up my mind at the last minute. My vote is going to be pretty much the same in November as it was in June unless something major happened. Of course I had to vote for Obama now when I voted for Hillary in June. That is the one thing that just totally sucked about the general. It tore my heart a little.

Well I think Cooper might need more food and I need to check on a few things. I just wanted to get my first NoJoMo post in before the day ended.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

But I still didn't get the memo

I have more regrets. Nothing new, I seem to accumulate three or a million every day or so. I came home early from work on Thursday and then convinced myself before nodding off to sleep that I was not going in on Friday. So, I am behind at work now and I was not all that ill feeling. I did sleep a lot on Friday though. I will be all caught up by tomorrow afternoon, no biggie. I just always regret and feel guilty for not going into work. I have got to stop doing this.

I haven’t done much lately either. I really just lazed around on Friday and didn’t do much. I could have knit up a storm, but I didn’t. I am working on two projects right now. I have a wrap started for my aunt and another hat for my brother-in-law. I made him a hat to go with the hats I made for my nephews, but he needs one for work that will match his uniform. So it is dark navy blue. It is working up nicely and I will have it done probably mid week. The wrap on the other hand I hope to have knocked out by election day. That is extremely hopeful, but I will try.

So Friday, woke up to snow. It let up some today, but the roads were still kind of a mess. Old man winter is setting up shop. I don’t know that I expected it quite this early. We have been spoiled though for so long with late snow, that it was bound to happen. Not a huge worry for me as I don’t have to drive the highway every day to work anymore. If this were a year ago, I would have been a little more on edge and dreading going to work. I am actually looking forward to going in tomorrow and entertained the idea of going in today, but decided that it was a different time sheet, so I mostly stayed in today.

I have to make a run to Wal*Mart after work tomorrow. I need to pick up my books because my usual newsstand didn’t have them this weekend. That sort of pisses me off. But, not much I can do about it. I need to pick up a few other things too. I can’t remember what at the moment, but I am sure that sometime between tonight and tomorrow I can figure it all out. I may look for some nice soft Caron yarn to make a scarf out of. I need black and camel. Or one or the other. I would like both though. I am thinking about doing one of those monster length wise scarves. The one where you cast on a gazillion stitches and then knit something like twenty rows. I don’t know for sure though. When you really stop to think about it you are knitting the same number of stitches if you cast on twenty and knit a gazillion rows as you are if you cast on a gazillion and knit twenty rows. I guess it is all in how you want your striping. Maybe I could do, camel, black and white. I will have to see what colors are available. I would get Vanna but she is not on sale anymore. I really like her though, but the Caron is super soft and I think would make a lovely scarf.

I ordered a whole bunch of sock yarn the other night and yarn to make another wrap. I picked up a couple of circulars too. Then yesterday, I ordered yarn for a swap that I am doing and a pattern. I will print the pattern pages off on the nice color phaser at work. The pictures and the color turn out some beautifully and feel awesome. Weird how ordinary white bond paper can feel so much nicer when printed on that printer.

I tried to knock a little Christmas shopping out this weekend, but it was a no go. My all purpose media store was supposedly having buy one get one free on DVD box sets and so I ask which ones and they say all and then I get what I want…almost (there was a search involved at the time) and told these ones weren’t on the list. I was kind of pissed, and so I left. I went back later to pick up Fraggle Rock because it was on the list and I have been putting that on my Christmas list for years now. Then there was the whole, this isn’t on the list and me telling them to look again because the manager said it was. Finally when I walked out I had seasons 1 & 2 of Fraggle Rock for $25.00. Now I just need to watch it.

So I got the new DVR a few weeks ago and it has been super duper, except I have had to reset all of my series recordings and I didn’t reset Grey’s Anatomy and so when I went to watch it today, it was not there. I was a little peeved at myself for that.

I am in the market for an elliptical. But they are spendy and I am running a little on the cheap side because I don’t want to spend all of my savings on one. So, I decided to but a mini stepper for now and see how much I use it before I blow all that money on an elliptical and to build up my leg strength so that when I am able to use the company fitness center free of charge when it is up and running I won’t absolutely kill myself on the elliptical and/or treadmill. That little bastard kicks my ass. I keep at it though, I will have thighs of steel. Good lord I thought I would put a time limit and keep increasing it, but I have to put a step limit and keep increasing it. It is good cardio too. I have to start slow though. My body is not ready to jump in the deep end. So, we are starting slow and building up to a more thorough workout. I may incorporate the ball too. I have to do it slow though or I won’t keep doing it.

I am debating on making an Old Navy purchase. I have $75 in gift cards, but with everything in my cart it is an additional $55. I am trying to decide if I want to do that or send the cards to my sister and let her enjoy an ON shopping spree. I have time to think about it.

I need to do some research on what the hell happened over the summer in the NHL. I bought Center Ice and so I am watching more games now…well since it just started. And I am just dumbstruck that Barry Melrose is coaching…in the NHL…with real hockey players…pro players…and did I mention he is the head coach? Of an NHL…National Hockey League team? Barry Melrose, former LA Kings losing coach, so called analyst for ESPN, faithful daily user of Dippity Doo hair gel. And then there are the guys that aren’t even playing. I mean I knew that Jagr was going back to the Czech because he called me and told me and I had a good cry over it, but I did not know that Forsberg was not playing. Not that I am at all surprised. I am sort of happy about it, but I still didn’t get the memo. And Jose Theodore is in Washington now? I am okay with that. Would have been a little more happy with him going to Philly, but I will take what I can get. I have another reason to dislike Dallas. I mean they were never my favorite, but I would take them over the Red Wings any Tuesday, but now they have that ass munch Sean Avery. That man is an asshole. And as if I needed a reason to not like Calgary, they now have Todd Bertuzzi. The man should not even be allowed to sniff a goalies leg pad, let alone play in the NHL.

I have scoured the internet looking for video of Michael Peca’s run in with the on ice law and it is a no go. No place can I find video of him and the linesman/ref that has him suspended. I did however find Jonathan Roy’s total annihilation of an opposing goaltender from March I think. Yeah, Jonathan Roy wanted a piece of the opposing team’s goaltender when a fight broke out and after the ref/linesman had him calmed down and he was heading back to his own net, he flipped a bitch and went the length and pummled the poor kid. All the while, his daddy, NHL legend Patrick Roy, watched. They were both suspended. Go figure.

Eh…I guess I will go back to watch the game and knit some more. I should figure out what to wear tomorrow…40 is tomorrow’s high…I am thinking a sweater would be a good thing. Maybe grey pants, grey sleeveless mock turtleneck and pumpkin spice sweater with black shoes. Or not…I will decide in the morning I guess.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Trick or Treat

I received my Trick or Treat swap package last Saturday in the mail. It was so exciting to get a present! My bad for taking so long to post it.


I got a great Witch Hat dishcloth, a book, No Time for Goodbye, a yummy Dove bar, an orange skein of cotton yarn, an Owl dishcloth pattern, some Fall stickers, a Cute Kids calendar, a cute Halloween pin and a creepy spider.



Thank you to Joy from McMinnville, Oregon!

Monday, September 29, 2008

I totally still love him

Bresnan is pissing me off. They do have a great service department though. First, my DVR was wonky and not filming my stuff even though it thought it was…very frustrating. So, I took it into the local office and said give me a new one. And they did. Then this afternoon I couldn’t log into my email so I got on their live chat and they fixed it all up for me. Their fault it went down, not mine. Effers, trying to mess with me. Now, I have to reload all my series recordings again on the dvr, I hope I don’t miss anything. I wonder how long it will take to load the guide tonight.

I am so glad that they are having the VP debate this Thursday. I have a company dinner to go to and I won’t miss any shows or anything. I am sure I won’t get home until after nine. Three hours for dinner! It kind of sucks, because I get off at 3:30/4:00 and I am used to having dinner by five so…they won’t even take the orders until at least 6:30, probably later. I am going to starve. I did this not to long ago…a long ass dinner. Eh…it’s free and at a great restaurant.

The weekend flew by. For the past two weeks, I have woken up on Thursday and was pretty excited that it was Friday…only it wasn’t. Then at some point during the day, I was happy it was Friday, but again, it wasn’t. That is so depressing. Today is almost like a Friday with regard to what I am working on…filing. Otherwise, it is a total Monday. I was going to work until four o’clock today, but I think I will leave around 3:40 and get the dvr plugged in. That and I am so tired of filing that I just want to scream! I have done nothing but file all day. All day! Well I did do the bank run and got the dvr, but other than that and lunch, I have been filing.

I finished another hat and a pair of baby socks. I am just cranking the projects out now! I made an olive green lacey edge hat. It is cute, but huge. I need to make some more, but I will go down a few needle sizes. This one is way huge and if I would have followed the instructions to the letter, it would be down to my knees! Yeah, I really misjudged the needle size on that one. I know I should gauge swatch, but do you know how utterly boring and unproductive it is? I mean, you work and work for x amount of time and get a piece to count some stitches and then you rip it out and if your measurements didn’t come out right, do it again…before you can even start the project. I call bullshit! Unfortunately it is a necessary evil when working a pattern with different yarn that what the pattern calls for…which I do a lot. I need to find some great sock yarn in a really pretty color. I will have to do some thinking on where to get it from…maybe Elan, maybe Knit Picks. Hmm…will have to think.

Okay, I think I am really starting to like Fringe, which means they will probably cancel it. I heart Joshua Jackson. He is a doll and sexy as all get out. Okay, maybe not all get out because there are at least three that I can think of that are just a tad more sexy…but then I can think of thousands that are way fugly so…

I also think that I am still in love with Donnie Wahlberg. I thought I outgrew it, but then I watched VH1 Behind the Story – New Kids On The Block and yeah, I totally still love him.

I know why I am not supposed to go to the convenience store on my way to work to get coffee. Because I come out with coffee, a kit kat, some Pringles, a Diet Dr. Pepper and corn nuts! Okay, two kit kats, but one is for way later! I am no willpower to resist right now. I haven’t gotten coffee in a long time because it is out of my way. I will not make that mistake again. I have to get this caboose back on the track! I need to start exercising and watching what I eat. I just have to, but I don’t want to put in a lot of work. That’s sad, really sad, but I am in a mood right now so I don’t much care. Someday when I reread this, I will care.

So I sucked it up and took a lookie loo at my 401K and it wasn’t so bad. I am sure that if I look now, I owe someone some money. I lost about 8% since July 31st. That’s not as bad as I expected. I know people who lost more that a quarter of their retirement, people much older, okay 18 years older than me. So, I am sitting fine right now. I honestly have no real thoughts on the bailout. I know I should, but I don’t. I try to distance myself from anything that involves financial markets and institutions because of a bad college experience, ie class. It makes me twitch a little uncontrollably and my eyes start to roll back in my head. I do have a book…Freakonomics that I bought on a whim. I should read it. Then again, I have three weight loss books I should read too.

Speaking of reading…I haven’t been. I tried to start a book, but lost interest. I rather just read a magazine blurb about a book I should read, buy said book and let it sit on the shelf collecting dust until it is outdate, or they make a movie out of it, in which case, I do not need to read it. Hence, Twilight…which I have put into the give away box because I think the people they got to star in the movie are way ugly. I am having a problem watching television shows with ugly people in them. I mean, every show has an ugly person or six, but I am talking about people that the sight of them burns my retinas. People who are so ugly, my stomach turns. People that are so ugly, even my dogs look away. People uglier than Horatio Cane. Do you know that there really are people uglier than Horatio? Seriously. And most of them end up on CSI Miami.

Well I should get back to my filing…or surfing until it is time to go home.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Cancelled

Wanted: One skinny scarf pattern that knits up quickly and looks fabulous on fat girls. I am in search of a great skinny scarf that will knit up quickly in some worsted weight yarn that I already have stashed. I need something super simple and fast to do while watching television. It’s not that I don’t have stuff to do, it’s that I need stuff that is fast and busts my stash a little. I have about seven projects that I need to get done, but I need something to knit on straights! Everything I have to work on is knit in the round and I am getting a little bored going in circles!

My class was cancelled…completely. Went to class last night and was sitting there happily working on another hat (a lacey edge hat for me in olive green vanna) and the teacher came in and said she had a note that the class was cancelled. After much boohooing from other students, she spoke with the woman in charge and it’s official, we are cancelled. It doesn’t really upset me. Sure there are things I wanted to be shown, but I can probably find it on youtube. And there are several shows on Tuesday nights that I can knit while watching. So, I am not too upset. I expect a full refund to be coming my way soon.

I like the cold months. I have sweaters galore and I adore them. I love to get all snugly in my sweaters for work and I think I like wearing socks. I don’t wear socks in the summer. I also get to wear scarves in the cold months and I like that, hence my search for the perfect pattern. I found a pattern for the cutest little ankle cuffs and I am going to work some up to wear with a skirt and tights. I just need to decide on a color. I am thinking a pair in purple to go with my new sweater. Maybe I can get those done this weekend and then look super cute next week. That means another in the round project. I just want to use my new super pretty harmony needles.

Wow, I come back from lunch and there is a man on a ladder outside my window. It kind of freaks me out to have someone behind me. I don’t like when people are on ladders, I am always scared they will fall. I have a huge fear of heights, not only from my perspective but from seeing others up high. I don’t like the circus because of high wire acts. I am always afraid they are going to fall and go splat. And the ball of doom, where the motorcycles spin around each other, I always think someone is going to slip and then they will all blow up and die. Yeah, can’t really go to the circus anymore.

I had to may an eye exam appointment because I took out a lot of flex money this year and I don’t want to leave any on the table, so I figure I will get my eyes checked and get new glasses. I haven’t had any new ones for a few years. I actually haven’t been wearing mine for a while because I didn’t know where they were, but I found them so I have been wearing them this week. It is amazing how much easier it is to read things.

I totally hosed up nine checks today. My brain just was not working at that moment. Frustrating. I had to void all of them and reissue. Eh…at least it wasn’t ninety…I would still be voiding them!

Well I should scootaroo and do some journal entries. I am behind a day since I took yesterday off.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Breaking News

Borefest draws in a large crowd, the Douchebag Spotlight shines and I may never be able to retire. This is the Fat Journal’s News.

Welcome to today’s blog cast. Those stories and no more coming up, but first, there is breaking news out of Lard Land. There has been a fat derailment and it is affecting me. The derailment happened long before the dreaded dieting started but came to a full head about five weeks ago, when this reporter pretty much said, “fuck it”. Since that time, I have rediscovered the goodness that is Burger King and McDonalds. Reports indicate that there are two books on weight loss currently collecting dust on a shelf, possibly choking them to death. Also, it was reported that a stability ball was spotted just sitting idly by, less than two feet from the fat ass while she ate a cookie dough pie from BK. This story continues to develop and we will get to the bottom of the Ben & Jerry’s pint before we put this to rest.

Dick Lick is in tonight for Jerry Tightend in sports…Dick. Well there is not much to report Fat Ass. NHL started pre-season games on Saturday night. Versus has announced the NHL schedule for this year. First game is on channel 404 (check your local listings) on October 5th.

Thank’s Dick! Now we go over to our own Dick Douche for the Douchebag Report. Dick?

Thanks Fatty. Great to be here. In tonight’s douchebag spotlight, the light shines on Spencer Pratt. Now, I am no fan of The Hill’s, but the guy is a totally superb douche, telling his fiancé’s sister to get the eff out of their apartment. Never mind you that she had just moved to Beverly Hills from some Podunk town in Kansas or somewhere nobody cares about and didn’t have a job or any where else to go. It’s a true blessing that Heidiho has scooped that winner up!

A story we covered a few days ago has a happy ending. It appears the Citicard hired at least two people who are not fatally retarded. The Staples card has been unblocked and is ready to be used. May the force be with the next one to try that card out.

In entertainment news, Borefest made a surprise uprising last night during the first three minutes of the Emmy Awards. I would like to relate more on that, but I nodded off and when I woke up, the five presenters were still on stage blathering on about having prepared nothing and I took that as my cue to do something worthless online to save a few brain cells. Continuing to bore me this year is Gossip Girl. Maybe I am too old to watch a show about filthy rich stuck up brats bitch about not getting the latest Prada bag and their trial and tribulations concerning senior year and the boyfriend game. But, there is nothing else on at 7:00 on Monday nights, so I will continue to watch. This week is the onset of the major network’s premier week. Tonight, CBS will be airing, the nonkilling of one of televisions most hated, ugly, retarded and completely worthless character Horatio Caine. Later in the week they continue to fuck with television viewers and premier the mind numbing Survivor. Knight Rider premiers on NBC on Wednesday night, the same time as Bones, so set your DVRs kids, you don’t want to miss out on Iceman as Kitt. Grey’s returns with a two hour premier on Thursday and ER kills a regular character on NBC (please let it be Abby or John Stamos).

In financial news, I may not have any retirement, but MSNBC said not to worry so I am not worrying and I am not paying attention to the financial market woes.
For the next episode we are working on a story about the Jonas Brothers…not all of them are jail bait! And continuing coverage of the lard land derailment tragedy. Until then, take a hit off the donkey bong and vote democrat!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Today's News Whenever You Feel Like It

Today’s top story: Our ace journalist, me, discovered that people are still knitting highly ugly items. Not only are these people killing fashion with needles, they are displaying the carcases on their own persons. This station had footage, but it was deemed to graphic to show all of you. It has further become apparent that some knitting criminals are selling and/or gifting these items. If you should become ensnared in such a monstrosity, please proceed with extreme haste to your nearest junk or tool drawer, retrieve the scissors and cut the item from your person. It is also recommended that you seek trauma counseling to deal with the effects you and your loved ones may suffer.

In business news: Citicard hires fucktards to work for them. In a trend that is sweeping the nation, Citicard, the folks that handle Staples Business Credit Cards has decided to jump on the short bus and hire the stupid people. This reporter spent several long agonizing moments about 8 weeks ago getting an application approved and a card mailed out. Citicard mailed the card and only the card. So when one of my minions went to use said card today, it would not work. After an excrutiatingly long wait listening to generic muzak, I was transferred five times and told that they needed verification that the place where they sent the card exists. They sent a card that can’t be used because they need verification that the address and program exits. So after explaining to them that there is no business license or articles of incorporation for a facility, not a business per se, a facility that our corporation operates, I finally wrote a dumbed down special for them letter and faxed it off with a request that they call me. They have yet to return the call. More on this developing story as it becomes available.

In entertainment news, it was revealed on last nights 90210 (turn away if you don’t want to know) that Dylan is Kelly’s baby daddy. As was reported earlier by our own, me, this comes as no surprise. Our investigative story revealed that Dylan was the logical choice once all the clues fell into place. First was the “he’s coming, got to go”, followed closely by the “Brandon told me when he called from Belize”, followed by “We had a thing in high school, drifted apart and then came back together”, followed by “Unless HE’s come back” followed by last nights revelations that “he” is a “do-gooder that is half way around the world”, followed up with discussion between Kelly & Brenda’s “Sammy’s father, he, him” and topped off with Brenda’s “Face it Kelly, your still in love with Dylan” We break it down for you. It is most likely safe to assume that Kelly’s young son would not be coming into her bedroom at 3 a.m. and she would be wide awake and proceed to tickle him. Further, as you may recall Kelly didn’t have a thing with Brandon in high school, but she did with Dylan. It is also safe to assume that Brandon would not abandon his child because Jim & Cindy raised the farm boy better than that. And finally, when Brenda say’s Dylan it is pretty much a slam dunk that he sired the young blonde carrot top. After the break, thoughts on 90210 generation z.

While the main focus of 90210 for fans of the mother ship, Beverly Hills 90210, has been the baby daddy drama, new fans are more focused on the younger set. There’s Annie, the sickly sweet naïve vocal powerhouse, her adopted twin brother from another mother Dixon who is out to make his father proud, Ethan, the love sick surfer, Adrianna, the drug addicted actor, Silver, the dysfunctional loner and Naomi, the over botoxed 40 something hag. Thrown in the mix are the eccentric former actor grandmother, Kansas bred mom, California bred jock dad and a philandering father and clueless mother of the hag.

People who didn’t watch the original don’t seem to care much for the new crew and those that watched the original are searching for characters of long ago. It is still up in the air if this series will live to see a full season pickup.

In sports news today: Do you vote with your heart or your head? And I am talking about online polls and such. I ask this because I just voted on espn.com’s nhl page and I voted with my heart. The question was, “Will the Flyers make the post season playoffs” essentially. I voted no, because I have nothing but pure, raw hatred for the Flyers. But then again, I am a self respecting Penguins fan. So I voted with my heart. I think I do that a lot. I vote how I want things to be not necessarily how I think they should be because isn’t that what we do when choosing a president? We choose who we want, what we want to happen, what we hope will happen, not what we think will happen. That’s different though than a stupid espn poll. We don’t have the power to control what those douchebag flyers will do this season. Not unless, we start Tonya Hardinging them with clubs in dark parking lots as they exit with their ho trains.

Here’s what we are working on for tomorrow’s edition: Bones, more sexual innuendo or a gnarly new case? Criminal Minds, who got blown up in the repeat of last season’s finale. Also, thoughts on the announcement that Candace Bushnell, the creator of fashion victim Carrie Bradshaw’s new venture, The Carrie Bradshaw Diaries, a look at the relationship challenged writer’s high school years. Until then, smoke the peace pipe and elect a democrat!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Today I might get to breathe a little.

I have been so busy this week! Monday was just go go go at work and then Monday night, my shows were on and I was a knitting fool. Tuesday I stayed home sick and slept and watched The Closer and did some knitting. Tuesday night was class for three hours. Wednesday was back to work and go go go. I got a ton of stuff done. Yesterday was more go go go and I got a lot more done. I got a lot of knitting done last night. I didn’t turn my computer on at all. Today I might get to breathe a little.

Monday night was Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill. If Gossip Girl keeps going like it is, I am not going to watch it live, rather ff through it on dvr. It is so boring. Serena is so annoying! I can’t stand her. I think I read somewhere where Rufus and Vanessa might hookity hook up. Gross! She is his son’s age and has hooked up with said son. Eww. She should stick to Nate, who is screwing an older woman. I love Blair, but can’t stand her new beau. Chuck is always a delight. But that is where it ends. There is nothing that makes me want to watch and know more. Kind of a bad start to sophomore year.

One Tree Hill held a few surprises. I am so glad I don’t eat oatmeal after Nanny Wackadoo fed oatmeal with live cockroaches to Dan the Dick. Creeped me out totally. Uh, what else? Oh yeah, Peyton is the dumbest person. She totally should have known it was more than a fall down the stairs that totally fucked up Brooke. Thank god Brooke turned to the gun toting granny Deb. Can I just say again how much I adore Deb? She is great. I was not expecting the ending at all. I mean, the box, the cape, the gun shots. It was sad and I can’t imagine how next week’s episode is going to jerk the tears. Oh…

I watched 90210 when I got home Tuesday night. They really are getting a lot of the drama out there in the first few episodes aren’t they? The big cliffhanger remains, who is Kelly’s baby daddy? I am on board with Dylan. For a couple of reasons, she said she had a thing with him in high school. Well she didn’t have a thing with Brandon in hs, but she did Dylan. Steve’s name has been mentioned, but he was with Janet and baby Maddy at the end of the series. Also, I don’t believe that Brandon would be a douche bag and not be with his kid, plus when she mentioned Brandon’s name to Brenda she was happy and when she was on the phone with, what we are assuming is baby daddy, she wasn’t thrilled. Also she said she talked to Brandon at 3am. I would like to believe that as a mother she would not have hung up at 3 o something to a child who can’t sleep and tickled him. That is not the way to get a child to sleep in the middle of the night. Not that I have ever had to do it, but tickling increases adrenaline which does not aid in sleep. So, that leaves Dylan or that prom queen Matt, unless the powers that be are going to throw some other dude in the mix.

So, I dvred the new show Fringe on Fox. The first few minutes I was like, “nope, won’t be watching this.” I didn’t do the whole X-Files thing, because that doesn’t interest me. I don’t do sci-fi really. But I kept watching because Joshua Jackson is hot and wouldn’t it be a monkey’s butt, it got interesting. So I kept watching and then there was Pacey, all scruffy and trying to pull off an accent maybe? Not sure, but it’s not like it matters he was looking super fine. And let me tell you that his papa on the show is funny. “It was just a squirt.” Funny. And Blair Brown’s freaky deaky hand makes me want to watch more, so I set up a series recording. Now that means that in two weeks I will have to stop recording Privileged (which I have yet to watch) because I want to film The Mentalist and I can only record two shows at the same time. I am hoping I can count on The CW to keep airing repeats of Privileged on Sunday. Then I can still catch it.

Bones was good this week. I could not stand the new intern or whatever she was. She sent shivers down my spine. I loved all the sex talk, I think it is hilarious. The whole porta potty burial ground was a little gross though. Eew.

That’s about all that I have watched. I still have Privileged and Raising the Bar on the dvr. I will get to them this weekend. I think I might watch the season finale of The Closer live on Monday and watch GG on dvr. I just can’t get into it yet. I can watch it after OTH.

In other news, I have completed the baby hat and mitts. Let me just say, the hat is super cute and the mitts are sucktacular as I expected. Those mitts should not be knitted flat. They turn out so much better knitted in the round, so I may knit them up again on dpns. I haven’t taken pictures yet, I will this weekend. I finally got my shipment of circulars on Wednesday, two days after I really needed them. Oh well. I got started on the project on Wednesday night and really cranked out some inches last night. I got the striping done and I love it. I think it is going to turn out great, I just hope it is not too big right now. I guess time will tell. At first I was feeling a lot of pain in my wrist on the circulars but last night, it was okay. It might just be the first few rounds that are difficult on the wrists. I like the ribbing pattern on this project. I have two other projects going. First my fingerless gloves are finally started. I hate k1p1, but that is what the pattern calls for, the whole freaking glove is k1p1. I have a feeling that it is going to take a while to get two gloves done. I have Christmas projects to work on first. I have the reader’s wrap started. I don’t know that I like the feel of the yarn, it is a little stiff and scratchy for Vanna. I hope it turns out okay, it’s not like you will wear it on bare skin…I don’t think. I will try to take pictures this weekend.

I have a new present coming in the mail. I can’t wait. When I get it, I will take a picture. So excited.

That is pretty much what is going on in my life right now. I need to pick up my living room again. I need to still sort my file cabinet and my desk. I have boxes of books that need to come in and be put away and I still have a box of desk stuff that I really need to get in the house. I gave away a ton of scrapbooking stuff. I finally faced it that I just love the stuff, I don’t love doing stuff with the stuff. The Girl Scouts are going to be very happy. I also gave all my looms and a ton of yarn to the nursing home. They were super happy. Now I have room to buy yarn I will actually use.

I need to start looking for a Halloween book. I joined a swap and that is one of the things we need to include. I also need a one skein project and a skein of fall colored yarn. I have a project idea in mind, I just need to see if I can get the yarn it calls for without needing to take out a loan. I hope it comes in some sort of fall color, otherwise I have to find something new.

Okay, well I am going to do something, I just don’t know what yet.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

...alone…with a stuffed animal.

I’ve been missing for a while. I am a okay though. I haven’t really been missing, like 9-1-1 missing. I have actually been holed up in my new “living” room because I love it so much and because I am back to watching television and knitting!

Class starts on Tuesday night from 6-9! I have to DVR 90210; Fringe; Privileged and NCIS when it comes back on! My Sundays are going to be full of television and knitting for the entire fall and winter. I have two projects on the needles right now and once I get my 16” circulars in the mail, I will be casting on another! All but one are Christmas presents. I have finally started my fingerless gloves. The pattern has been in my book for a while and I just decided to cast on. I am doing the long, elbow length gloves with a thumb. They are in Caron Simply Soft Heathers Charcoal. I think they will be great…but are going to take a while. It is all done in k1p1 ribbing. Ugh! I hate k1p1 ribbing.

Work is going okay. I love love love working on Fridays because I get so much stuff done! I have a lot to do this week though. Trying to get everything entered and checks run. It will be crazay, but I can do it!

I am happy to report that somewhere around two weeks into my new room and I have kept is super clean and nice. I make my bed every day, the mess from my computer is behind closed doors. My dresser is nice, my nightstand and even my closet look okay. I love coming home to a made bed and nice room. I try to pick up my living room at least every other day. It is easy to leave a pop can on the stand table and patterns on top of the blankets on the ottoman. I am trying though. I will be taking the fan out probably the end of the month. I took the fan out of the windows and closed them up for the winter. I need to get some window screens rescreened in the spring. The hail storm last weekend totally shredded the one in my living room.

I need to do my flex reimbursement. I need to get my savings account back up and I need to see how much I need to spend between now and the end of the year. I don’t want to leave money on the table so I need to figure out a way to get reimbursed for my massages possibly. I have another one tomorrow. I have gone to every two weeks now. It is so relaxing and just makes me feel good.

Well I am going to go back and watch the VMAs and then see if True Blood is any good before calling it a night and going to bed….alone…with a stuffed animal. Good sleep everyone!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Well balls...

I’ve been on Ravelry a lot the past few days faving projects and patterns and today I came across an interesting project…an apple sweater. Now, I must ask, why would one knit an apple sweater? I don’t have the answer. I have tried to think of something and yet there is nothing that can explain this phenomenon. I also came across a man who crocheted himself a pair of bibs. Capri, baggy, Rastafarian bibs that he modeled shirtless. He also indicated that he would be making some more of these bibs in the future out of various yarns. Got to admire a man who knits his own clothing. You can google You Knit What? And find a link for a gem of a blog. It is no longer being updated, but you can review past entries and laugh your little tail hair off. People really will make just about anything. You have to think about it though. First someone has to have an idea, then write a pattern, then make the item, then sell the idea to someone else to publish and then someone with absolutely too much time on their hands and a complete lack of taste to make said item.

I have a lot of fun fur yarn. I don’t know what to do with it. I had it on hand when I was still looming scarves and it added some nice pizzazz and camouflaged the hideous cast on edges. But now, I don’t know what the hell to do with it. Any thoughts, please drop me a note.

I must learn to crochet this term. That is if the schedule ever comes out. I realize it is still August, but I need to plan my schedule and so I must see the class schedule to decide what I am going to do. I might want to take more than one class. I was thinking about pottery or wood carving. I haven’t done pottery since fourth grade. That is a long time ago. I would love to make something. I think pottery is great, but the problem comes in when you need to fire something. We don’t have any places around here that let’s you bring stuff in to be fired, at least none that I know of. So, maybe wood carving would be a better class to take. Woodcarving and Knitting/Crocheting. I don’t know that is two nights away from the house and three hours each night. That is six hours a week that I would not be home. I love the knitting/crocheting class because it is basically three hours that I set aside to knit and converse with people and get help when I need it. So that is a definite class I will take both fall and spring terms. I need to learn to crochet to make amigurimi critters. I think they are super cute and would be fun.

Adult Ed Debbie just called and is emailing me the schedule because I told her I just couldn’t wait until Sunday. So I will be spending the afternoon checking my email frantically to plan out my calendar. I must tell you when I talk about planning my schedule, my life in the fall/spring pretty much revolves around what is on t.v. I have shows that I watch and I need to have a plan to watch them. I can only record two shows at a time on dvr and well dvr only has so much space if you don’t clear it off. Plus it gets wonky somewhere around 40%. I have a ton that I need to clean off this weekend because fall premiers start on Monday for some shows. So, I need to take classes on nights that either repeat shows later in the week or on nights where there are not multiple things that I would like to watch/record. Yes, it is pathetic, but I don’t much give a shit what people think.

Well balls, there are two classes I want to take on Wednesday night. Sign Language and Woodcarving. I will have to deliberate and make a decision soon. I need to get my registration sent in on Tuesday. Classes start the 9th.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Thursday Thirteen # 4



Thirteen Hours of Television I Plan on Watching Each Week

Gossip Girl
One Tree Hill
CSI: Miami
90210
NCIS
The Mentalist
Law & Order: SVU
Bones
Knight Rider
CSI: NY
CSI
Grey’s Anatomy
The Ex List


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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Today's entry is brought to you by the letter N

Ah, the letter N. So many things are associated with the letter N. The N word, No, Nine, my celebrity crush N, and the missing letter from my keyboard, N. The N is almost completely worn off of my keyboard and the M is showing signs of ware. It’s a good thing I learned proper finger placement in high school typing class.

I don’t know that I will continue to watch CSI faithfully this year. I am not to thrilled that they have tapped Laurence Fishburne to join the cast. It may not be bad, but I am thinking that it may not be good either. I don’t think I can handle much more of that skank Catherine. Whore. I’ll give it a go though.

I’ve been looking at the new fall television lineup. There are several new shows that I am going to give a go and a lot of faves returning. This is my line up

Monday: Gossip Girl: One Tree Hill: CSI Miami (yes I continue to watch this craptacular show)

Tuesday: NCIS: The Mentalist: Law & Order: SVU: 90210 (dvr): Fringe (dvr)

Wednesday: Bones: Criminal Minds: CSI: NY: Knight Rider (dvr)

Thursday: CSI: Life on Mars: Grey’s Anatomy (dvr)

Friday: The Ex List: Numbers

Saturday: DVR catch up

Sunday: Cold Case: True Blood

My midseason pickups include:

24: Damages: Dollhouse: Reaper:

Over the next few weeks I am going to work on cleaning off my dvr to make room for the new season. I will probably cancel out my story recordings (One Life To Live & General Hospital). I am sure my series recordings are still stored. That will be nice. I will have to delete a few since Moonlight is no longer on the air. That sort of depresses me, thus I am going to give HBO’s True Blood a go.

I am thinking with this lineup, I will get a lot of knitting done. I might want to start planning out projects and getting those together in little baggies. I will put that on my enormous to do list. The list is ever expanding. It is huge!

The house will finally be done today. They cleaned carpets yesterday and today they are installing the doors on the laundry center. Those and the bathroom door need to be painted, but those are Sunday projects that I will get to once the move is complete. I don’t know if I mentioned it or not, but I am moving from the family room and smaller bedroom to the largest bedroom and what we like to call the backroom. The backroom will be my new living room. I plan on keeping it as sparse as I can. I have a new television stand and end table to put together. Other than those two things all I have is a chair and a bookcase.

My bedroom will be home to my bed, clothing armoire, dresser, computer armoire and a pink chair that I will use to work on my computer with and when not in use will be home to some stuffies that I love (some old stuffies). I am slowly putting my bathroom together. And by slowly, I mean today I put my toothpaste and toothbrush in the cabinet. Tomorrow maybe I will do something else.

Tonight we are moving a desk and linen dresser. That should be fun. It is so hot here right now, but that is to change in the next few days I believe. I hate the heat. Last night was horrible, I took a shower and cooled off and two hours later I was sweaty again. Not fun, not fun at all!

I am trying to decide what to work on today. I have some in a tiq file, but I am waiting on a phone call from one of the places. I refuse to pay twice for something. Maybe I will work on my calendar first and then on my mail. Then perhaps I will find a box and put my new year ap in it since I can’t file until after the audit. When is that going to start, I wonder. Then maybe I will work on comparisons and maybe if I feel ambitious I will redesign the invoice merge since it quit working on me last month. Figures it would quit at my busiest time! Agh!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thursday Thirteen # 3



Thirteen of AFI's America's 100 Greatest Movies I've Seen

(in no particular order)


  1. The Godfather (AFI #3)

  2. The Godfather Part II (AFI #32

  3. Amadeus (AFI #53)

  4. M*A*S*H (AFI #56)

  5. Tootsie (AFI #62)

  6. Silence of the Lambs (AFI #65)

  7. Forrest Gump (AFI #71)

  8. Fargo (AFI #84)

  9. My Fair Lady (AFI #91)

  10. Pulp Fiction (AFI #95)

  11. Unforgiven (AFI #98)

  12. Rocky (AFI #78)

  13. American Graffiti (AFI #77)

After photos

New Kitchen Light
New Dining Room Light
Cupboard Moved
Painted Fireplace Wall
Family Room Painted

I will post more after photos once we get the stuff back up and everything all together. We are waiting on some doors for the laundry center.
It looks great though, a lot brighter and bigger. We are happy!

Kitchen, Living, Dining, Family Before Photos

My paint testing site

Dining Room Light Before
Kitchen Light Before
Old Cupboard site
Laundry Area Before
Half of living room before


Day Five - It Comes Together


New shelving in the linen closet


New Exhaust fan w/light



New Mirror & Light
New Vanity Light
New Sink & Cabinet

New Shower Curtain & Rod
New Hooks


Day Four - On the Floor

Day Four was all about floors!




New Bathroom floor and vent cover


Hallway floor
Kitchen Floor
A toe plate finally on the bedroom
Baseboarding!




Day Three Progress

Day Three was little stuff and more wall prepping.



Door hardware and new light switches!

A Shower Head
And a SubFloor


Day Two Progress

Day Two begins with mudding and taping and a lot of cleaning the tub to take a bath!



Taping and Mudding begins



It continues
New Vanity Area (Old Shower)
New Linen Closet (old shower)
New Vanity Light (old shower)


Day One Progress

New Shower (old vanity & window)

New Vanity/Linen Closet (Old Shower)


Cupboard gone! Check out that fashionable wallpaper!

Hole in the floor from old shower/tub.
Old Exhaust (the lights are temporary)
New Shower Hardware



Bathroom Remodel Before

Window Before


Vanity Before






Shower Before



Light Before
Floor Before
Door Before










Wednesday, August 13, 2008

stuck with whatever knob they can get

I have about zero tolerance for people who can barely speak the language in this country and are customer service representatives. I just got off a phone call that could have lasted ½ the time it did, if I could have understood what the man was saying. I had to say “excuse me” about seven times because I could not understand him. I realize that customer service representative is a low paying job and that they are basically stuck with whatever knob they can get to do the job, but is it too much to ask that they get someone that people can understand? And another thing, can they get someone who can f’ing read the screen before making a telephone call? I was pretty pissy with the guy because I had already talked to a girl this morning about the same damn thing and she said that she made a notation and Mr. Can’tTalkRight found the notation, but the tool who called five minutes ago apparently can’t read!

That’s my frustration of the day. Something happened with the mail not too long ago because some of the checks I sent out were late getting there even though I sent them on time and so last week I was dealing with collection calls and then one place either didn’t send out a bill or it got lost in the mail, but they at least know about it and are taking the late fee off the bill. Then there is this whole debacle as noted above. I did not receive a statement in July, so I didn’t pay the bill. That’s the way it works here, you send me a statement and I pay off of it. I had all the receipts and they totaled the past due balance, but I have searched and searched and nowhere can I find a record of getting the statement. I pay too many bills to notice when I don’t receive one statement.

The bathroom is supposed to be done today. Do you know how excited I am at the thought of taking a shower vs. a bath. I was super stoked…and then…Mom said that she doesn’t think they are installing a curtain rod and we’re not quite sure where our old one is. That and the extension might not be installed. I need a shower. I am about one day away from taking one here at the office. Getting up early, coming in with accoutrements in tow and taking a shower and getting ready here. I need a shower not a bath!

I am not reading anything new until I finish the hat I am knitting. It is going slow. I have hopes of working on it tonight, but I think tonight is going to be kind of crazy. I need to do my strength exercises even though my back is killing me and I need to get some cardio in (I was thinking about taking the dogs for a walk). I have to cook dinner and that has to be after 5 because someone is getting a massage and that someone is not me. I can start cooking about 4:45 and I could get my strength in before that. I could probably do strength and cardio back to back if I danced instead of walked the dogs, then I could cook at 5 and be free after dinner to knit. Of course doing strength and cardio between 4 & 5 would depend on if the contractors were still at the house or not.

I am getting stressed! I need to get this damn hat done, but I am not feeling the urge to work my fingers to the bone. I love the feel of the yarn and I can handle the dpns, it is just sitting down and doing it. I need to find something on the television to watch and at the same time. Maybe I will put Money Pit on dvd. That would kill two birds with one stone. But, I will probably just watch the stories and Sex & The City. Ehh…I will make myself knit for one hour minimum tonight. I can do that.

Monday, August 11, 2008

He's a douche

I see I haven’t written a real entry in over a week. Bad me. Bad, bad, bad! I write daily in The Fat Journals. Not a whole lot has been going on. The house is a mess. We thought they were just going to work on the bathroom for a week but then they decided to start painting the ceilings so it was a rush to move some stuff and get things covered. Our bedrooms and garage are full of stuff! The refrigerator and microwave are in the dining room along with a tote of food. They are putting down a sub floor and hopefully flooring today in the kitchen, hallway and bathroom (sub floor is already in the bathroom). We are able to take baths, but no showers yet. The bathroom is HOT. I blame it on the lights being exposed, but when you take a hot bath and the exposed lighting beating down on you on top of the fact that it is summer and the window has been walled up, it is HOT!

I like the bathtub, it is bigger, more room to stretch out when bathing. The bathroom is way smaller though. Eh, all I do is take a shower and use the toilet. Once the rest of it gets done it will be fine.

I finished another book last night, the first for August. 1st to Die by James Patterson. It was a little disappointing for me though. I expected something more. Left me not sure if I want to read more in the series. But, I am not reading anything until I finish the hat I am knitting. I started it on Saturday and made it through the ribbing and increases yesterday. I hate, hate, hate k1p1 ribbing. It takes a while because I throw. Nine freaking rounds of ribbing and then a switch to larger needles. I am not using a circular on this hat, I am just using double points. I was having some hand cramping using the circulars. I will have to work with them more. The yarn is yummy. It is so soft and beautiful. I may have found my new favorite yarn. It is around $8.00 and some change a ball and honey, the balls aren’t big.

Work continues to be work. Our offices are freezing. As we speak I am wearing a sweater and my pedi socks. I look cute. I am going to make more pedi socks…I love them. I did win a $50 gift card at our staff meeting last month. I don’t know what to spend it on.

I bought an external hard drive for my laptop. I need to get it running at an optimum level again and I think all the shit was bogging it down. I have a lot of crap saved. A lot of music and pictures too.

Did some gambling yesterday and won a little scratch. It was nice. We made dinner for my aunt’s birthday yesterday and she and my uncle came for dinner. I made an awesome strawberry cake. Oh, I love it.

So You Think You Can Dance is over, that means that only one show has new episodes, The Closer. So, I should have more time to watch movies. I watched The Brave One yesterday. It was a let down for me. I expected it to be better and it wasn’t. It wasn’t bad, just not as good as everyone told me it was. But, I can scratch it off my list and move on.

So, So You Think You Can Dance is in the books. For the first time and untrained “street” dancer was the winner. I must say, that I was pulling for Twitch but am not disappointed in the outcome. I think Joshua is a fine dancer and deserved the win. I think that a lot of people thought it would be Katie, but I am glad that it was Twitch and Joshua in the top two. I knew Courtney would be the first elimination. I thought the show was fine, with the exception of the dropped camera shot during Twitch & Comfort’s Forever dance. I liked that both Mary and Nigel did a routine. I hope next year they follow up on what the choreographers said and they do routines as well. I think it is great to see them dance. I would love to see Tabitha and Napolean do a routine, as well as Wade Robson. The bunny funeral bit was a trifle scary for me though. I thought it was extremely creepy. I don’t really like Cirque though. It’s all a bit on the weird side of the tracks for my liking. I love, love, loved how they didn’t even mention Jessica’s name in the introduction of the dancers. It was like she never existed. How sweet was that? Another thing I liked was seeing previous contestants, except for that cocky Blake from Season One. He’s a douche.

See, I warned you, not a lot going on in my life.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Thursday 13 # 3



Thirteen Ifs...



  1. If you could be instantly fluent in one other language that you currently do not read or speak, which would it be?Spanish. I want so badly to understand Spanish

  2. If you could inherit a comfortable home in any city in the world that you could use but not sell, where would you want it to be? Seattle

  3. If you had to assassinate one famous person who is alive right now, who would it be, and how would you do it? Oprah Winfrey in the bathroom with a scale

  4. If you could eliminate any one type of insect permanently from the earth, what would you get rid of? Moths. I hate moths.

  5. If you could spend one whole night alone with anyone in the world who is currently alive, who would you select? My sister. I miss her so much!

  6. If you could physically transport yourself to any place in the world at this moment, where would you go? Bellingham Washington to be with my sister!

  7. If you could, in retrospect, change on thing about your childhood, what would it be? I would have continued to be active and not stay in the house and watch soap operas all the time.

  8. If you could suddenly possess an extraordinary talent in one of the arts, what would you like it to be? I would love to be able to draw amazing things.

  9. If you could permanently alter one thing about your physical appearance, what would you change? Duh, my weight. I need less of it.

  10. If you could have an elegant dinner alone with anyone presently alive, whether you know them or not, who would you want it to be? Bill & Hillary Clinton

  11. If you could change one thing in the world right now, what would you alter? People’s perceptions of others.

  12. If you were to be granted one wish, what would it be? To win a butt ton of money so that me and my family could do all the things we want to do

  13. If you had to eliminate a single type of animal forevermore, which would you choose?Cats. I’m highly allergic and I don’t like them.





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