Friday, December 30, 2005

The Yummiest Yumness in the History of the World

It is going to be a very good evening.

...And when you smell all ginger-bready...

men follow you and buy you flowers. Hehe.

I can be a girly-girl too, ya know.

Despite the recent fixation on everything horror, I am still a girl. I did get perfume and body lotion and the like for Christmas as well. In fact, here is some body butter I got that makes me smell all yummy....

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Now I have to go see "Hostel"
Wolf Creek Review

There are good points, and there are bad points. All in all it was well done, but it left me wanting. The storyline was good, the musical score was great (creepy) and the acting was really good. It took awhile to get going, but I can't complain about that cuz so did the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre. What made me angry was all the editing. I did some research on the deleted scenes - and damnit I don't understand why they didn't keep them in! The movie was short, and with a slow start you didn't get to see enough good stuff. What was there, was good - but when it ended I'm all like "that's it?" I need more blood!! Just when it gets all juicy, it ends. I found a deleted scene where one of the girls go down a mining shaft looking for one of her friends - and finds all kinds of disgusting stuff. That is what horror film fanatics go see the movie for, dumbasses!!! Stupid editors. Stupid movie studios. They ruin more flicks that way. Remember when the movie studios got in trouble for films like "The Exorcist"? and remember when it was up to the individual on whether or not they HAD to wear a seatbelt? Fucking communist bastards.

Monday, December 26, 2005

A Must-See Movie

So, "Wolf Creek" came out on Christmas day. If it wasn't for that family of mine, I totally would have gone to see it. I will probably be seeing it today - even though I will probably have to sell blood to afford it. NINE fricking dollars to go see a damn movie. How worth it, though, when the previews say "Best horror flick since the Texas Chainsaw Massacre"?

Saturday, December 24, 2005

I Just Opened the Best Christmas Present *EVER*

My Mother-In-Law knows me well...

Leatherface! The action figure! Complete with chainsaw and armadillo!

Christmastime at Crazydogmama's

We are all ready. Presents are wrapped, dogs are washed and wearing their jingle bells, camera batteries are charged. We ate massive amounts of lasagna for dinner and watched "A Christmas Story", "Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer" and all the "Friends" Christmas episodes. Ahhh. Tomorrow starts our celebrating. We are going to my in-law's for Christmas Eve to open presents and have dinner with my stepson, and then we're spending Christmas morning and Christmas dinner with my parents. I will be exhausted. This is my first Christmas in a long time without smoking - and I'm really hoping my stress level stabilizes. If not, alcohol and Lexapro will have to do. I took a picture of our tree - and the dogs with their bells on.

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas y'all!
















Thursday, December 22, 2005

Explanations, Thank-you's and an Ode to My Butt-Warmer

Oh Butt-warmer, how much do I love thee? Let me count the ways...While snot is flying, rain is pouring and traffic reports are blaring - you warm my ass like no other. I love you so. You made it so I sang this morning - "Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire". I don't know how I can repay you for your kindness.

OK, back to sanity. I'm feeling better today and my butt is happy. I want to thank all of my blog-readers for being so kind and I want to wish you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS or HAPPY HANNUKKAH 0r whatever you celebrate! You have made me smile this week.

And now for explanations. What the hell was I talking about yesterday? Well, here it is. Life is short. Life is too short to waste on a bad mood - which is what I've been in what seems like, an eternity. There are lots of things I want to do in 2006 - and yes, one of them is to get back into shape - but more importantly, I want to appreciate what I have more. I have a nice home, I have a loving family, I have a great husband who, even though has been a booger this week, is truly a great man that I love with all my heart. I have many blessings that I take for granted - and I don't want to do that anymore. Jim and I had a long talk last night about the state of the world and the state of our hearts. He wrote me a love letter for Christmas. He was going to type it up all nice and put it in my stocking - but because I have been in such a funk, he decided to give it to me last night. It was so cool it made me cry. It was full of fond memories we share. He ended it with "You are my lobster." For those of you who are "Friends" fans - you'll know what that means.

Here's to all of you - may your New Year be awesome!

Love, Crazydogmama and the fur-butts

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Ch-Ch-Changes...
I need to make some. Smoking was a start, now its time for some big ones. I am not sure exactly what yet, but I know I'm tired of being depressed and angry all the time. Getting back in shape is definately one of them - but some sacrifices will have to be made to get there, and it will take lots of hard work. There are people who may not like some of the changes I will make, but OH WELL. Quitting the restaurant job and getting a new day job was a good change for me in 2005 - but I need to make better use of the extra time I now have. This past week has been a shitty one for me - on many levels, but the pity-pot is getting pretty darn old. I want to smash it to pieces. Look out, people...here comes CRAZYDOGMAMA!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

And to add to the Christmas joy...
I have the freakin' flu. It started last night - the metallic taste in my mouth - the surreal feeling - and the sneezing. This morning upon waking from the NyQuil induced coma, I had a fever. Lovely. I'm working from home today (sort of) and drowning myself in top ramen cuz I can't have chicken soup. (chicken makes me poop funny) The dogs are happy - momma is home. They are curled up by my feet here at the computer. I have 2 kleenex boxes, 2 bottles of NyQuil, my top ramen and a big, stupid afghan around me. I just sneezed and got snot all over my laptop monitor. (you can't cover your mouth when your typing.) Nice. The phone is ringing off the hook, and I don't care. Damn solicitors. and bill collectors. Leave me alone. Its Christmas! and I'm sick! I think maybe its time for a nap.

Monday, December 19, 2005

A little "Grinchy"

Apparently I'm all Bah Humbug this year - which is VERY uncharacteristic of me. I'm usually singing Christmas songs at my desk driving everyone crazy. It could be that I'm completely broke, or that I don't feel good, or that I just quit smoking or, well, any number of things really. I'm just a little blue this year. Someone (no name on it) left me a little present on my desk this morning. It is wrapped pretty with little gold chocolate coins taped to it. Someone is trying to cheer me up. :) I'm opening it even though it says 'hands off til Christmas'. Oh - and by the way - if I hear ONE more radio report of someone getting pissed over the word "Christmas" I am going to find that person and scream CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS CHRIST-MAS!!!!! in their face for an hour while beating them with a tube of wrapping paper until they are unconscious. Fa-la-la.

Its a box of little almond roca balls! hooray! I don't hide my emotions very well. In fact, I am quite dramatic about everything. Surprise. Surprise. Surprise. I'll try to be better, I promise. I'll wish everyone a very Merry Christmas in between crying spells.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Um....Hello?

OK - none of you fuckers have commented on my new AWESOME Crazydogmama banner. A friend of mine helped me with it because I am html-challenged. It looks 'clear' to me on my work computer, but fuzzy on my home computer. Let me know what you see. and tell me how pretty.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

and I have nothing to wear...

Company Christmas party tonight. A dinner cruise with an open deck. Its 24 degrees outside, Jim has bronchitis and I have nothing to wear - which is the real issue. It is an open bar with no drink limit. Another problem.

Need a laugh? Listen to this.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Endearing or Gross?

Every morning when I step out of the shower, there Louie is - tongue ready to lick my legs. I don't know whether he is thirsty, if bath water tastes yummy or if he has just missed me during that long 20 minutes. It is a true mystery. Nevertheless, he does it. Every time. At first I thought EWWWW! dog saliva on my newly washed skin! But now, I look forward to it. He always comes running in as soon as I shut the water off. Don't judge me.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

New Experiences

With no nicotine, and very little caffeine in my system - things look different. and feel different. I can breathe, but I can't think. I have been staring at my blank blogger screen for 10 minutes and I just can't get my fingers to move. Work is slow right now and jamming a pen into my eye is starting to sound like a viable option. I don't want to talk to anyone in particular, but I want to talk. ramble. about nothing. and everything. I don't feel like myself, but for the first time in a long time I have clarity. Clarity.

def. :clarity, lucidity, pellucidity, clearness, limpidity - free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression

That really doesn't sound like me, does it?

I had no 'plan' to quit smoking - I just did it. I had wanted to do it for a long time, and had thought about it quite a bit, but there was no "I am going to quit on such-and-such a day." I just thought to myself, "I don't want these anymore" at 5pm on the commute home one day last week. I smoked for 15 years. It was defining on some level. Who the hell AM I now? Holy crap, I am one of those nonsmoker people.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Its been a whole week and 2 days since I've had one of these...

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Saturday Morning at Crazydogmama's

We woke up to surprise snow! Watch out for the yellow spots!















Here is the cheesy-eggs, maple bacon and toast with real butter breakfast I made!~cuz who eats healthy when it snows?

Friday, December 02, 2005

Why I should not be allowed to drive with a camera















I finally got my snow, but it didn't stick around for long.