Friday, July 28, 2006





















Another horror flick I'm excited about.....next week people, trust me on this one.

Monday, July 24, 2006

My Suck-Ass Weekend

It was 100 degrees + this weekend at my house. No breeze, lots of humidity (air stagnation), no air conditioning except the little one in my bedroom, and no shade or trees over my house. I wore a white T-Shirt with no underwear and no bra ALL WEEKEND. I did not change. I stayed in my bedroom 90% of the time bored out of my mind. I did not eat much cuz when I ventured out to the kitchen, I was drenched in sweat within 10 seconds.

I don't do well in the heat anyway, but this was ridiculous. I did not go outside AT ALL for fear that my skin would sizzle off. Now, you have to understand - I live near Seattle, you know, the rainy place? No one here is used to this kind of insane weather. You can't breathe when it gets over 85 degrees. I can get my mind around summer weather - swimming, picnics, etc. - but when it goes into the 100's - its like, curl up in the fetal position in your tiny little bedroom with no lights on and a little air conditioner that is working overtime, and rub popsicles all over your body.

This heat wave has no end in sight. It was nice to come to work today in the air conditioned office. I may be working many hours this week.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Dog Food and Grocery Store Behavior

OK, so I got Louie his frigging gourmet dogfood. He was seriously excited. He was eating so vigorously that he was banging his bowl against the cabinets. I was just shaking my head. Its like we had been starving him or something. (NOT.)

We ran out of people food yesterday, and eventhough I don't get paid until tomorrow we decided to go grocery shopping last night and just float a check. Sad, I know. Anyway, Jim and I shopping together is kinda funny. There was this big "buy one get one free" sale at Albertson's, so we were all over that. We met at the store after we got off work. (Usually I just do the grocery shopping by myself, and now I know why.)

First, Jim yelled at me cuz my car is dirty and he hates that. "Why don't you ever clean this car?" "I'm going to trade it in for a Yugo." Then, as we were walking in the parking lot toward the store, we were scoping out different entrances and kept bumping into each other. I finally pushed him and he said "Why the hell are you pushing me?" and I said "Because you keep running into me." Then he said "How about we go in the same entrance?" Hehe.

So then we get inside. I grab a cart, put my purse in it and start flipping through the sale ads to find out what I want. I also got my calculator out. (Shut UP, we are on a budget.) Jim rolls his eyes and gets all annoyed. "Are you coming or WHAT?"

I bee-line for the first "buy one get one free" display. Jim: "Where's the fire?" I start thinking to myself: "First he is annoyed that I'm going too slow, now I'm going too fast. SHEEESH." It is hot and muggy and the store is crazy with people everywhere and I'm starting to get irritated. After putting a few items in the cart, we notice that it is one of those squeaky-can't-push-it-in-a-straight-line kinda carts. We look at each other. I shrug and keep going. Jim huffs REALLY loud and stomps off to get a new cart. I wait for him. He comes back and *dramatically* transfers our items to the new cart. I giggle.

I have to tell him THREE times that he is putting the wrong refried beans in the cart. I'm sure people are watching us by this point.

The meat department. I start looking for the "Buy one get one free" items in one area, and Jim goes down further to look. Neither one of us can figure out which fucking meat items are on sale. We start bitching to ourselves out loud about this. More staring.

I become obsessed with finding my favorite cheese. (Mexican Velveeta) I'm craving it for some reason. Since this is not the regular store we shop at, neither one us have the first clue where anything is in the store. It takes me like 40 minutes to find it because they don't keep it in the FUCKING CHEESE SECTION. Jim tries to keep up, bitching the whole way that I need to forget about the cheese.

Jim, then, becomes obsessed with getting ingredients to make banana splits because that is what HE is craving. (I am now focused on finding the on-sale pineapple chunks.)

To make a long story short, we are nut-jobs out in public together. I think there were other little things that happened, but I can't remember them right now and I'm tired of typing.

So, bye.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

My Spoiled Rotten Little Brat

That would be Louie. We have been on a tight budget lately, so I bought some less expensive dog food. Not CHEAP food, mind you, just less expensive. Usually, the brats are fed the highest quality dog food I can find - one that has flax seed oil and duck as main ingredients. (good for the coat) Lou and Mags did fine for about 2 weeks and inhaled the food like normal in about 20 seconds. The past few days, however, Louie has decided that this food isn't good enough for him. I pour it in his dish...he sniffs it...and then looks back up at me like "are you kidding?" He takes one bite, then walks away huffing and pouts for about an hour. He only takes one bite at a time so that he doesn't starve to death. He accidentally dropped a piece of food in his water - and then he WOULDN'T DRINK THE WATER cuz, you know, EWWW. So he went and drank Maggie's water. Little fucker. He is now ignoring me and won't listen to a word I say. I am apparently being punished for feeding him crap food.

Oh, and BTW, Louie is not sick. I was eating toast the other day and when I went to go turn the stove off (gone 30 seconds or so) Louie had jumped up on the coffee table and devoured it before I got back.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Blowing up the neighborhood

The kids: my stepson's cousin Nathan, my husband, and Billy my step son. Roman candle fun.


















Being the safety-conscious and concerned parents that we are, here are the boys lighting off the so-totally-legal bottle rockets.















Yeah, you can hold those in your hands - its TOTALLY safe!















One of our pretty mortars. Which are really quiet.















Nuclear Sunset. Upon hearing about North Korea firing their test missles, we saw this sunset and thought "hmmm. I wonder if that's nuclear fallout." It was eerily beautiful.















All said and done, we had fun and everyone had all their body parts in tact by the end of the evening. Happy 4th.