Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Just a few things floating around that I keep forgetting to post:
I tried to get myself kidnapped last week. The shuttle that takes me to the garage uses a white van during the day when it's slow. I was reading a book while waiting for the shuttle, and when it pulled up I grabbed the handle but it was locked. I tried again and looked up at the driver, who was waiving his hands in the universal "no" sign, and then realized that it was not the shuttle van but a random white van. Holy cow - I could have been on the back of a milk carton!
Also last week, the guy in the drive-thru window at McDonaldshad better eyeshadow than me. He was totally working the "smokey eye" look and I wanted to ask for lessons! He also had great jewelry - necklace, bracelets, and a cute funky belt. The only thing that ruined his look? His beard. Yes, beard.
Last night, J and I were laying in bed talking. I was cold (as usual) and he was warm (as usual) and when I put my hands on him he jumped. So I warmed my hands up a bit and put them on him again. "Is that better?" I asked...."Better than what? A corpse?" was his reply.
Then he said, "You're going to blog about this, aren't you?" Just because you're right doesn't mean you're not an ass. But you're my ass and I love you!!
Monday, December 28, 2009
Okay, Christmas is over (sort of) and New Year's is upon us (sort of). I guess what I'm trying to say is "Yay! I survived Christmas!" I'm very much looking forward to going to Houston on Wednesday. I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop and my boss to tell me I can't go....
So that's how I ended up spending Christmas Eve discussing the differences between Bondage and Dom/sub with my teenager.
Oh - I may have mentioned we were adopted by a cat last week. He hung around at the back door looking so pathetic. Our cats didn't like him at all, they'd stand at the door and hiss at him. Well, he got in and made himself at home - we can't get rid of him! We were thinking about keeping him, he is very sweet (and sooo skinny!) but this cat shits more than any other living thing. Every time I turn around he's in the cat box. I thought it was just my imagination but J said the same thing!! Well, as it turns out, I've gone from cleaning the cat box every 2-3 days to about twice a day and it's killing me. I think we're going to give it to my mom if her offer still stands....Mom? Mom? Are you there? I see your feet poking out from behind the curtain....
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
I was running through google, looking for pics for a post on my book blog, when I came across this:
Apparently it was popular enough for this:
If you're sorry you missed it (they apparently only did 2007 and 2008, but there is a website), you can always get the T-shirt:
"You'll just dig'em!" *snort* hahaha - that's awesome!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
And I didn't forget the menz:
(I don't know who these girls are but I know that I hate them)
The Holiday Party Saturday night was nice - we almost didn't make it due to street flooding, but thanks to J's mad driving skillz and flashing police lights we got there just fine. Afterwards, we went to some bar downtown near H1 and SIL's hotel. It was surreal. I guess because I haven't been to a dance bar in years. If we go out, it's usually to some hole-in-the wall where we can sit and drink and hang out. Standing at this bar watching all the people made me happy I'm not at that point in my life anymore...I can remember when it used to be fun but now? Nah, I'll take the crappy old bar with stuff on the walls that's older than I am.
Many, many, many thanks to H1 for bringing me a replacement laptop. I was starting to get the shakes from laptop withdrawal! J's already teasing me about my addiction.
Last night I was in the bathroom with Molly while she pooped on the big toilet (yay!) and I said, "I love you boo-boo." She said "poo poo?" and I said, "no, boo-boo". "Poo poo?" "No, Boo Boo" "poo poo?" I finally said, "how about if I call you moo-moo?" and she said "No. My name is Molly-moo."
It has become an annual trip for us at New Year's and 4th of July to visit H1 and SIL in Houston. The apartment we usually stay at in Houston is booked this year, so we're going to stay at a hotel this time - the one we're looking at has an indoor pool so the kids are happy. The hotel is right next door to the Galleria so I am happy. Me: Right next door? Yay - I can get drunk and walk to the Galleria! J: No freakin' way am I letting you get drunk and then wander off to spend money!
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
I'm 39. Yikes - I'll be 40 next year! But really, I don't think that's old, is it? Old is when you need a walker and Depends right?
Technology is making me feel old. I love my blogs, but my book blog keeps throwing new stuff at me. Between blogging and checking out other blogs for comments and recommendations, I've found Twitter, Goodreads, and Shelfari. I got my shelfari up and running a while back, but now ignore it... I want to do Twitter, but until I get my laptop fixed I'm not going to attempt that. I just joined goodreads, and it's got me a bit stumped. I know, I know, I just have to get used to it, but I hate fumbling around like a 16-year-old boy trying to get to 2nd base.
It's not that I hate computer technology - I just kind of ignored it when it was breaking out of the gate. I remember when my dad got his Atari, and I remember my husband on his Commodore 64 doing bulletin boards. It was fun - I tried playing King's Quest when my dad got a PC, but got tired of all the commands having to be so specific (hey H1 - remember we used to tell it things like "pick your nose" or "kill yourself"?), so I'd turn back to my trusty books. As a teenager, I didn't play video games (Pac Man, Centipede, Donkey Kong), I read books.
So, maybe I screwed up by not playing video games? Because now any time something goes wrong with my technology I have to turn to someone else to fix it. Grrrrr! I look at the manuals and it all looks like squiggly lines and symbols. I'm not old (I don't think), but these computers make me feel like a fossil!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Last weekend was the best of times and the worst of times...
It started Wednesday with Molly barfing her brains out before and after bedtime. Then Saturday night BB barfed her brains out. Ian didn't go to his new job Sunday because he was too busy barfing. BUT, I think we're done now and hopefully J and I have been spared.
We did get some Christmas shopping done Saturday (I'm pretty sure Santa is getting me a cordless keyboard for work - yay!) and we bought our Christmas tree. Sunday J went to a friend's house to watch the Saints (WHO DAT!!! 12-0 Baby!!) while I stayed home with the girls and decorated the tree. I must say it looks very nice. The only thing is that our tree skirt, which is a piece of shiny material that I just bunch up under the tree, is very entertaining to the cats and we can't keep them away from it. I keep finding it all over the house!
Oh, and remember that Christmas when I decided a mountain lion had peed on our Christmas tree? J thinks it smells like that again this year and maybe it's that mysterious juice they sell to put in your tree water. I'll check when I get home today and see if it smells weird.
Friday, December 4, 2009
I realized today that the Holidays have started and we're going to be busy for awhile - whereas the rest of the world winds down after New Year's Day, we here in New Orleans keep right on going! Mardi Gras season starts Jan 6 (12th Night) and ends on Fat Tuesday, which this year is Feb. 16. So, I can already tell that from approximately February 5 - Feb 16 I will be operating on 0 hours of sleep - look - the parade schedule is up already!!! I'm tired already.
J and I haven't started Christmas shopping yet so we need to get on the stick about that. He put up the lights last weekend and they look great. All colorful and tacky. I hate white Christmas ornaments - that's for the adults. When you take your kids out to look at lights - they don't oooh and aaah over the sophisticated white lights - they want tacky, colorful Christmas fun. We have the regular lights, and then we have the "Cajun Chandeliers":
Isn't she precious?!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Okay, first for the WHO DAT!!!!! 11 - 0 Baby!!!! The Saints are unstoppable! Woo-hoo!
This city is on a high like it hasn't had in years. I left work a few minutes after 5:00 yesterday, and the traffic (foot and car) was so thick it was crazy. I decided it would be quicker to walk to my car than wait for the garage shuttle to try to get through the traffic, and the fans were everywhere - it was pretty awesome. One of the bars was all set up to screen the game onto the wall of the building across the street for the patrons to hang out on the sidewalk and watch the game.
J stopped at this cool T-shirt shop on Magazine Street - Storyville. They had some really great stuff (insert whatever copyright legalese goes here - property of Storyville, etc). They have a huge selection of local stuff (NO, Houma, Baton Rouge, Austin TX):