Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Oh, the JOY!
I get to buy the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003" on DVD today! The bummer is I have to work a double-shift, so if I actually want to WATCH it, I have to give up sleep. I might just do that. Every now and then its OK. There's nothing like watching a chainsaw-wielding madman while curled up on the couch with your fuzbutts!

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

I am the kind of person that...

...eats all of their candy before the actual movie starts...
...can keep a secret...
...thinks everyone in Hollywood needs to be bitch-slapped...
...could never stand "Madonna"...
...prefers to sleep without sheets on the bed...
...turns on the air conditioner in the bedroom even when it is snowing outside...
...starts to eat their "to go" order in the car before getting home to use a plate and utensils...
...thinks organized sports are a waste of time...
...would rather pet a dog than hold a baby...
...drinks milk with pizza...
...won't argue unless I know I am right (I won't argue about opinion-based statements)...
...likes cooked vegetables but not raw ones...
...won't eat a dessert that has fruit or nuts in it...
...believes in true love...
...would go into a burning house to get a dog and a scrapbook...
...can get up at 4am bright-eyed and bushy-tailed to scrapbook at camp after 3 hours of sleep, but has to have 3 shots of espresso and 2 "no-doz" to function at work after 8 hours of sleep...
...gets REALLY irritated when people spell "lose" with two "O's" (loose)...
...would rather eat gourmet food than "down-home cookin'"...
...hates to talk on the phone...
...walks around the house naked...
...can't wear turtle necks because they are claustrophobic...
...sees the glass as "filled halfway" rather than "half empty" or "half full"...

Friday, March 26, 2004

What is it with McDonalds?
Its not that I was there.... AGAIN...but its that I had another encounter with a fuckwad! My husband put a bumper sticker on my car that identifies our political stance. At approximately 6am this morning I was driving to work to do some overtime. I was hungry and thirsty. I was barely awake. The 6 shots of espresso I had already consumed just wasn't enough. I decided to stop by Micky-D's. I was not blocking any lane this time. :) As I prepared to give my order into the magic box, I hear: "What a fucking loser!" screamed at the top of Mr. Big-Truck's lungs behind me. (What IS it with big trucks??) I really didn't know he was speaking to me at first - I was just thinking "Dude, you're harshing my buzz yelling like that...". I drove forward. Again I hear: "You stupid fuck - what a waste of a vote!!" Now I'm thinking: What the hell is wrong with everyone? Is it really necessary to be this much of dick this early in the morning? Do you really think what your saying to me is going to make me think anything except that you are a loudmouth retard? I didn't hang out my window and give him a piece of my mind this time. I let it go. I was giggling a little, though, at the shear stupidity of it all. He kept riding my bumper really close, and shaking his head as if he was impatient. I kept thinking..."OH PLEEEEEZ hit me...that would be so freaking hilarious....".

So far, that is my excitement for the day...I thought I would share.

Thursday, March 25, 2004

What is wrong with me?
Remember that weightloss/muscle gain "competition" that I was doing with an unamable person? Well, I'm losing. I'M LOSING. CRAP! I just can't seem to stick with anything except eating chocolate. Doing that on a regular basis is no problem. I am starting to think that competition doesn't motivate me. It actually scares the hell out of me. I start out with the kick-butt attitude, then I end up wanting to sit in the corner and cry until I can't see out of my eyes and snot is dripping down onto my shirt. I guess, though, if I could figure out how to make this all easy - I would be a billionaire and then some. I may have to take a break from my trainer because I am feeling the need to pay more towards some of my bills. I love training, but it is very expensive - and I have written down a whole notebook of workouts that I could use on my hiatus. I also don't know how much longer I can be a scrapbook consultant. I am not selling as much as I need to be. OK, I know it sounds like I am this pathetic giver-upper, but actually the doctor says I need to CHILL, and cut some things out in order to have more relax time. *sigh* I'm not good at relaxing. Jim thinks I am a freak when I start cleaning the house at 10pm and won't stop.

Louie and Mags are good little listeners. While sitting on the toilet this morning, I explained my life's dilemmas to them. They cocked their heads, and moved their ears back and forth. When about half way through, Louie started licking my leg as if to say: "I'm sorry mama, but PLEASE SHUT UP NOW AND LET US OUT!"

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

I'm Baaack
Ok, so I took a few days off from blogging...I'm back now. Things have been utterly chaotic to say the least. I went to scrapbook camp last weekend, and when I came back I had, like, a bazillion emails to answer. That took about 2 days. Then yesterday I had to work a crazy/busy double shift from 6am to 11pm. I have to work another double shift today, too. I AM Dawn of the Dead. (I haven't seen that movie yet, by the way - but its on my list when I have a spare 2 hours; ha!) Last night at the restaurant, I chatted with a couple of my customers. Somehow or another the name of my blog came up. They seemed very interested in reading...(If you are reading - hello!) It is a crazy, crazy world isn't it?

The COOLEST thing happened to me today. You remember that my husband works nights...well...he got up with me this morning, gave me a backrub, THEN fixed me breakfast!!!!! Do I have the BEST HUSBAND EVER or what???? OMIGOD I feel so lucky! So, even in the midst of chaos, I am truly blessed. OK, I'm getting entirely too warm and fuzzy here. For all you jealous people out there who are rolling your eyes right now, I will leave you with this: I work 70 motherfucking hours a week - then clean and scrub the house on the weekends. Bite me.

Thursday, March 18, 2004

Guerilla Art and Lateness
Oh - you must read a journal entry made by Keri Smith. It is about Guerilla Art, and it is dated March 08 (just scroll down until you find it) What a most excellent idea! It is about leaving anonymous art in public places. I love crazy little ideas like that. I would do it, then hang around to get digital pics of people's expressions. That is the "sneaky-moto" in me. "Sneaky-moto" is a term I learned from an instructor at the police academy. He used to say it all the time, and it cracked me up.

I was an hour late to work today. When I woke up, my alarm was going off, but I looked at the clock and it was an hour later than it was *supposed* to be. The alarm was set right, so I must have slept through the first hour of it going off...yikes. I must have been tired. I flew out of bed and started running down the hallway to call my boss. He wasn't there yet, but I left this half-asleep, freaky little message. I'm sure he thought I must have been drinking the night before based on my message. I then came to my senses, slowed down and took my time. Who really cares? I waltzed right in, and no one said anything. I hope it doesn't affect the raise I'm supposed to get...

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

NERD ALERT!...or it could be FREAK ALERT - you decide!
When I was a young girl, I got my first start on computers playing Text Adventures by Scott Adams. Did any of you do this??? OH. MY. GOD. These were the SHIT. I had a Texas Instruments Computer, and to save a game I had to use an actual audio tape! I even remember the code was "CS1"! Ha! I spent many an hour playing these text adventures. I think the Pirate Adventure and Ghost Town were my favorites. My mom also played these games - and her and I spent a HUGE portion of our life completely consumed by them. My artistic mother even drew very detailed MAPS and stuff! She still has them! I can remember getting stuck in Ghost Town, so I *mailed* a letter to Scott Adams asking for help. It took about 2 months to get a reply, but he sent me the hint I needed! Can you imagine having to wait 2 months for ONE hint??? Too funny. Anyway, the link above will get you to a place where you can play them for FREE. (We used to pay something like 40$ for them) They are still fun eventhough the games they have out now are insanely better. I don't play computer games anymore, although you may find me goofing around with the playstation every now and then...while eating Captain Crunch with Crunch Berries. CAUTION: You may become addicted.

YOHO! (That's a hint!) ;-)

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Monday, March 15, 2004

Its a Wonderful Life
You think that until the weekend is over...
You know its going to be an interesting week when you wake up and think to yourself: "How in the hell am I going to get through this week?" I need to shake things up a bit in my mundane, routine-oriented work-weeks. We celebrated my step-son's Birthday this weekend when he came over, and also my father-in-law's birthday. I had to work that night at the restaurant, so we ate steak and birthday cake at 2:30 in the afternoon. I cleaned the house furiously before they all came over, and it is now a mess again. ALREADY. I also have mushrooms growing in my carpet. Yes, I said MUSHROOMS. We have a leak in one of our radiant heaters (we think) and black mold is growing just above the baseboard in my office, along with some mushrooms sprouting up where the carpet and the baseboard meet. It is really lovely. I am completely freaked out because people keep telling me how serious this is. Jim is going to have to rip a hole in the wall and scrub with bleach. That will be nice. Then, if we are lucky, we will find the leak and fix it. We have no money right now, so we have to figure this out ourselves. I am also reacting badly to the mold. (I am allergic to EVERYTHING) I woke up last week with my eyes swollen shut, I am constantly sneezing and biting my tongue while I sneeze (OUCH!) and I itch everywhere. I am worried that one of the dogs is going to die from mushroom poisoning. If it is not one thing, it is another.

Friday, March 12, 2004

Attitude Adjustment
Louie and I had a talk. We discussed him being a butthole. I told him that I didn't want him to be a butthole anymore. He said OK.

Thursday, March 11, 2004

Sometimes you don't want to know what is going on
I have been spending an OBSCENE amount of time online reading about what is going on in the world. You might say I'm "catching up on world events". I have been seriously isolated from the news lately, or maybe I've just been putting my head in the sand. Well, not anymore. I think everyone needs to know what is going on. I don't like the typical "media bias", so I look to all different kinds of sources for my info. I think if you are going to vote, you should have ALL the facts. From some of the idiots I've talked to recently, I'm starting to think you should have to take some sort of test before voting. Anyway, I must say, HOLY CRAP. The more I read, the more I just shake my head...

Got some new links....check em' out!

Ta-ta for now.

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Crazydogmama's review of YogaFit!
Ok, so after many months of corresponding with Yogagirl (see link to right), she finally convinced me to try YogaFit. I have always been "anti-yoga" - and actually used to make fun of people who did yoga. It wasn't that I didn't think it was difficult, or a good workout, it was mainly the "nirvana-like" talking/chanting thing that turned me off. If you liked yoga, I didn't think less of you or anything, but I may have thought you were weird. ;-) I'm one to talk, huh? hehe...

Nichole (Yogagirl) is a YogaFit instructor who is very fit and toned, who has successfully completed a BFL challenge (I'm jealous) and is quite a cool lady! With these things in mind, it opened MY mind to YogaFit...

YogaFit Basics DVD - taught by Beth Shaw

-Beth Shaw is a soft-spoken YogaFit instructor who truly makes it all look easy. It ain't. Trust me on this. I can do 20-30 squat reps with 30lb+ dumbells, but I can't hold a "Sun Goddess" pose for more than a minute without wanting to DIE.

-You can't smoke a ciggarette while doing yoga. (yes, my dumbass tried)

-I thought I was flexible until I tried YogaFit.

-Don't start at an advanced level. Start with the basics - you'll thank yourself later.

-I really like the music they played. It was catchy, yet soothing. It actually motivated me to keep going.

-Do YogaFit ALONE the first time you do it. You do not want someone (especially a guy) to walk in on you while doing the "dead bug" pose. You also don't want someone to see you fall over, giggle, or cuss. You are not as coordinated as you think you are.

-YogaFit is a good workout, even if you do "Body For Life"-type workouts. I was sore the next day.

-It is fun! I liked it! I get bored easily with the same old workouts...

-It is challenging, but I have a desire to improve!

-Beth does not focus too much on the "religious" aspects of Yoga. She does say "find your center" a lot, during which MY brain says: "you can't MISS my center.."

-Don't eat right before doing YogaFit.

-Beth has very big feet.

Overall impression: I'm hooked!

Monday, March 08, 2004

Changing my Routine
Well, Jim is working swing shift now - so I am all by my lonesome at night except the nights I work at the restaurant. I don't mind, really, because much of the time I am in a world all by myself anyhow. I just won't feel so guilty now for staying on the internet all night and ignoring my husband. Although I love my husband, and love spending time with him, it will be a treat to have the place to myself. I can watch whatever I want on TV, eat whatever I want (this could be dangerous) for dinner, and hog the recliner. -OR- I could take the time and do extra workouts, get cleaning done and work on my writing. NAH.

Thursday, March 04, 2004

Fitness Update
There is a reason why I have not talked about my fitness progress lately. There hasn't been any! I have kept off the 10 pounds I initially lost when I started my BFL challenge in January, but sadly, I have not gone any further. I have been slacking bigtime lately. McDonalds here, a mocha there, and my trip to the gym at lunch has more often resulted in sleeping in my car instead over the last week. Can you say burn-out? Don't get me wrong, I won't lay on the ground after falling off the wagon very long, but I've been feeling a bit tired lately. My doctor says "something has got to go". I am burning the candle at too many ends. The problem is, if I'm not busy, I feel anxious. Instead of feeling invigorated after I workout, I feel like taking a nap. Not good. So, I am going to take it easy this weekend. No stamping, no scrapping, no nothing. Last Friday when my trainer wanted me to do some push-ups, I couldn't. I had this intense pain in my left shoulder! The doctor says it is tendonitis, but I don't know. I'm freaked! I want to get an MRI, but I have to get a "recommendation" from my doctor, or my insurance won't pay for it. You know what I think would cure ALL of my problems? An expense-free trip to the Bahamas! Yeah! Hey, I can dream can't I?

Oh, I almost forgot. I have been eating EGGS BENEDICT at least once a day. I'm craving it!! What's that about?? I'm not pregnant or anything - but I can't get enough of it! I'm trying to figure out if I can somehow make it with egg beaters, lean Canadian bacon, and some kind of healthy hollandaise sauce?? I use whole wheat English muffins already...if anyone has a recipe...

Tuesday, March 02, 2004

The Passion of Christ
I may lose a bunch of my readers today, but really, I don't care. I am unbelievably sick of society. Complain, bitch, complain, bitch. There is a constant need for the public to have some sort of 'controversy' about something. Its like they have nothing better to do but scream about something that someone else is doing...get a life.

I loved this movie. Yes, it is true, I have a very strong faith in Jesus Christ - but even if I didn't, I would like this movie. Any director that can create a certain mood or invoke certain feelings in the audience - gets my vote. No one got up to go to the bathroom, and you could hear a pin drop when it was over. I was moved to the point of tears, I was horrified, and NO, it never crossed my mind to hate Jewish people. I think it is absurd to call this movie "anti-semitic". This movie simply tells a story that has already been told. And the violence?? Well, duh! If you are squeamish, why in the hell would you go to a movie that doesn't hide the fact that it is about a CRUCIFIXION? If you can't handle blood, would you go see the Texas Chainsaw Massacre? NO. If a movie has a black person as the bad guy, does that make the movie anti-African-American? NO. I applaud Mel Gibson for making this movie. We need more people in the world with some balls!

There are many so-called "Christian" people, programs and books out there that make me sick. They totally miss the point. I do not think I'm better than anyone else. Personally, I think we are all screwed. I am not exactly a great witness for Christ. I mean, read my blog for crying out loud. I am as messed up as anyone. Anyway, my point here is - go see the movie if you aren't weak in the stomach. Its good! It really is.