Friday, January 27, 2006

My Next Adventure in Reading

Midlife Mamas On The Moon. I can't find a negative review ANYWHERE. I am especially excited about this concept: "Lose Weight with your Eyeballs". LOL. Here's the website.

You are Betty Grable

The ulitmate girl next door

You're the perfect girl for most guys

Pretty yet approachable. Beautiful yet real.

I don't know if I agree with this...but OK.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Where We Are At Now

As you noticed - there has been no major earthquake in California. No 'main signal' ever came in - which is what would be needed for an official prediction. With the hoardes of 'initial signals' that keep pouring in, a main signal is still possible, but the warning has been reduced for now. This is great news for the moment! The 3.7 magnitude in Northern California yesterday could be a precursor, though.

What is not great news, however, is that main signals have come in for China, India and Japan - with Japan being the most likely epicenter. The main signal indicates a pretty large earthquake. Keep them in your prayers.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Crazydogmama's still got it!!! And Go Seahawks!!!

OK, so I was doing a little grocery shopping yesterday after work and apparently when you aren't wearing a wedding ring and you use a grocery basket to shop instead of a cart, men think you are available. Now, before you think I'm a big whore, the whole not-wearing-the-ring-thing is not intentional, I just forget to put it back on in the morning, and sometimes I'm too bloated because being a woman can suck. You also have to realize that I live in a small town and everyone is friendly and talkative. Not a whore!!

So I was meandering up and down the aisles and this guy was kind of following me. I stopped in the frozen section and picked up a lasagna. The guy asked if those were "any good" and I looked up and said "yeah, they are, they're really good". He struck up a conversation with me about stupid random shit. I didn't think much of it cuz a lot of people do that, and its not like I'm Miss fucking America or something. It had been raining, too, and I was all soggy and had the whole end-of-the-day-dead-ass-tired look going on.

I continued shopping and he went the other way. A few minutes later, we ran into each other in the mexican food aisle. He looked up and smiled at me and said "Hello again!". I said hi like ANYONE would do. I picked up the all-fat refried beans. This must have been the selling point because it was then that he apologized for being so forward and asked me out. This is where it gets funny. I'm sure I looked like one of those cartoon characters where their jaw drops to the floor and said "huh?". Yeah, that's what I said. I was in a little bit of shock, you see. Some time between him telling me that I was beautiful (which really threw me off) and telling me that he was a newly retired Navy guy, I managed to blurt out that I was married. He said "Darn" and other stuff I don't remember due to the fact that my brain was fogged in and I was still trying to figure out what the hell just happened.

I'm not sure how long I held the refried beans in my hand, but my ego was totally doing back flips. When I got to the checkout counter, I told the girl that I just got hit on. I told her what happened talking a mile a minute I'm sure, and said I couldn't wait to go home and tell my husband! (Yes, I am freak-loser who told this to the check-out girl.) She laughed and said that her husband would kick her ass if that happened to her. I retorted with "yeah - YOU are cute and young and perky - I am old and fat and married, and am going to tell the whole world on the internet."

Jim wasn't all that thrilled. Hehe.

In other news...Seahawks win the playoffs!!! Yeah, baby!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Sorry guys...I know how much you love this stuff...

...but if I don't post it, and it could have helped someone....well, you know. Guilt and shit.

It is a serious earthquake warning for Southern California (7.0 or greater is expected from a scientific perspective within a week) - a letter was even sent to Governor Arnold. The site is down right now; probably due to high amounts of activity. The link may not work for a few hours. A "main signal" is what they are waiting on to make the final prediction of when and where. There was a 5.6 magnitude off the Oregon about an hour ago, as well. It is always a good idea to stock up on supplies - even if it is a false reading. Be safe.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

For whom the bell tolls...

So during a short nap, I dreamed of a big huge gold bell being rung and suddenly awoke. This is what "Dreammoods" has to say about it:

Bells: To hear a bell in your dream, represents a warning or a call to order. It may also be a signal from your unconscious to prepare you for whatever is happening next. If the bell rings and never stops, then it suggests that you are experiencing extreme anxiety.
Toxic waste creates hermaphrodite Arctic polar bears
Slowly climbing out of the depths of hell...

The end of 2005 and the beginning of 2006 have been rough, to say the least. My sleeping patterns are almost back to normal now - but I am still dealing with the whole dry-heave thing every morning. I don't know if its post nasal drip or nerves. Probably both. In any case, its really fun.

Thanks, everyone, for putting up with this angry/whiny/psycho/depression-thing I've been going through. You have all been so great and encouraging!! I will be back to my normal cynical/sarcastic self soon, God-willing.

Monday, January 09, 2006

There is no happy medium for me.

I either can't sleep, or I'm in a coma. I was in a coma this weekend. It went something like this: Sleep. Get up and eat something. Go back to sleep. Get up and check my email. Go back to sleep. Get up and eat again. Sleep. You get the picture. The dogs are grumpy about it, and I didn't get anything done. I am still sleepy this morning, as if I somehow 60 hours of sleep over the weekend wasn't enough. My internal clock is completely FUBAR.

Are you sick of me talking about my sleeping habits yet?

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Sleeeeep....oh beautiful sleep.

I slept for SEVEN WHOLE HOURS, people. WOOT WOOT! However, it was from 4pm to 11pm - so I'll fucking be up all night anyways. Gah.

So, here is the book I'm going to order as soon as my husband can get a hold of 18$. Its by Diablo Cody (see blog link on right). Consequently, SHE has had insomnia too...its weird, I've talked to about 5 people now who have had it in the past week. It must be going around. Maybe we all have the bird flu and this is one of the symptoms.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

The joy of being a dogmama

After a shit day, I come home. 1 dog pisses on floor. The other dog pukes. The piss-dog tries to eat the puke-dogs puke. I clean it up and dry heave in the kitchen sink because I haven't eaten all day due to stress. I have a beer. I will probably be sleepless in Seattle again tonight because my anxiety level is off the charts. It might be rubbing off on the dogs. Somebody kill me now.
Aaahhh, Sleep.

I finally got a few Z's. Not many, mind you, but a few. I went to bed at 10pm last night after taking a sleeping pill - and didn't wake up until 3am. Five hours is better than nothing!! Light looks like actual light today instead of orange, glowy shadows - and my ears have stopped ringing. THANK GOD. I have decided that its not really 2006 for me until next week, when all the Christmas food is gone and I am no longer zombie-woman. Then, and only then, will I revisit my resolutions. Until then, rational thoughts and good eating are dead to me.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

This is what happens when I have Insomnia.

I do have some serious insomnia. It is 5:18am in the New Year and I haven't been to bed. Its been this way for 5 days now. I nap a little during the day, but thats it. Usually I sleep too much so I don't know what to do with myself. The house is quiet. Everyone is asleep. The dogs even gave up on me. This is bad. I'm pacing and listening to my iPod. and blogging. The strangest stuff goes through your head at 3am.

Anyway, I found this little tidbit from Palm Tree Princess. Its some sort of Meme thing. Whatever that is. Happy New Year.

1. What did you do in 2005 that you’d never done before?
Paid some bills late. Fuuuuuck.
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Kept some, totally screwed some up. Yes, I have resolutions - more like goals.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Nope. Thank God.
4. Did anyone close to you die?
Nope. Thank God.
5. What countries did you visit?
None. I never go ANYWHERE.
6. What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005?
7. What dates from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
May 20th -Leaving my job of 10 years. It was scary and quite freeing - I was severly stuck in a rut.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Quitting smoking! Yeeeehaw!
9. What was your biggest failure?
Gaining MORE frigging weight. Sigh.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
I suffered more mental illness - and I had a bad cold. OH! and I fell down stairs and really messed up my ankle...and I fell off of a ladder and slammed my head into a coffee table.
11. What was the best thing you bought?
Sony Laptop.
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Mine, of course.
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

Mine, of course.
14. Where did most of your money go?
Damn credit card companies and that really awesome espresso stand down the street.
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
My new job where I get paid lots more money for doing less work.
16. What song will always remind you of 2005?
'Feeling Way Too Damn Good' by Nickelback. I don't know why.
17. Compared to this time last year, are you happier or sadder?

Both for different reasons.
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Eating correctly.
19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Eating poorly.
20. How will you be spending New Year’s Eve?
Uh...its Jan. 2006 now, so I have no idea.
21. Did you fall in love in 2005?
Yes. With my iPod Shuffle.
22. How many one-night stands?
What's a one-night stand? hehe.
23. What was your favorite TV program?

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

No, I still hate all the same people.
25. What was the best book you read?

'While I Was Gone" by Sue Miller.
26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
I don't know...I listened to Hoobastank for the first time, and Nickelback.
27. What did you want and get?
Portable printer and a bonus from work.
28. What did you want and not get?
Respect from Louie and Maggie.
29. What was your favorite film of this year?
Hmmmm..probably 'The Devil's Rejects'
30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I was 34 and I went to Scrapbook camp. Shut up.
31.What one thing made your year measurably more satisfying?
Uuuuuuuhhhhh...ahem....can't say.
32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?
Pfffft. Like I have a fucking fashion concept. Nudity, mostly.
33. What kept you sane?
I am not sure I have ever been sane.
34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
None. I hate celebrities and public figures.
35. What political issue stirred you the most?
36. Who did you miss?

Some friends from my old work.
37. Who was the best new person you met?
All the people I work with now - they rock.
38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005.
I should never get on ladders.
39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
I don't wanna. Sorry. Its personal. ;-)