Monthly Archives: September 2008

Weekend Update aka New Time Suck and Review


Facebook. OMG I joined Facebook. It’s like a mini carnival on my computer. There in one room are friends from High School, Twitter, Blogging, TV, Flickr..and you know what, some of them know each other and I didn’t know it. We are sending each other buttons and angles and joining groups and sharing pictures.

OMG I totally get it.

In other news..Drew had 2 soccer games, a win and a tie. The tie caused cuz he ran down a kid and the ref thought that he tripped him.

We joined the Y! I brought my book today so I can choose what I’m signing up for. I’d like to do beginning Yoga but the timing may be wierd. Anyone else do yoga?

I’m STILL waiting for my new glasses to come in. They said my sunglasses were there but my regular glasses weren’t in yet.

NCIS is on tonight… Wooo hoo..!

Who is watching Amazing Race. I was sorry to see the hippies leave. I don’t care for the wife of the cheater, Starr the sister or the runner boyfriend of the NY gal w/ a job.. he REALLY pissed me off. Get over yourself already.. She should dump him and get herself a boytoy like Dallas.

And..if you have an opportunity and you haven’t seen it…check out the movie called The Black Book. It’s in dutch w/ english subtitles..but don’t let that discourage you. The movie takes place in Holland at the end of WWII.

What happened to my Political bone?


I used to be SO into politics. Really..I was an elected official, very big in local stuff…worked on national campaigns, put signs in my yard and had bumper stickers on my car.

I’ve lost it now. It’s not that I don’t care…it’s just that I’ve become one of “those” people. I’ll still vote, I’m just not getting all excited about crap that I am not going to “fix” anyway.

Debate? Who cares? Tonight 2 intelligent men will exchange barbs and ideas. Motivating their party and pissing off their oponents party. Will they sway anyone’s vote? Doubtful. It’s all about eloquent speaking and good writers.

I think too we blame the wrong administration for things that are wrong in this country. Crap that Reagan did Bill Clinton took credit for.. Crap George Bush did wrong Clinton got blamed for.. This new president..if he cleans up the mess that is going on NOW he’ll take credit even though W’s administration is the one making the dicisions. We elect a president from one party yet they can never do the things they promise during their campaign since we don’t elect a congress that will back them.

State Government needs to be more responsible for itself. People need to be more responsible for themselves. There are too many Government programs. The concepts on some of these are great yet they are poorly run.  Do you know there are people that are able to work that are popping out children collecting money from the government and paying $8 a month rent for 2 bedroom condo’s? These people don’t have to stamps get them the food they need and their welfare helps pay for their rent. Why would you try to find a job. You wouldn’t be eligible for assistance anymore.

I don’t think there is a perfect candidate out there and I don’t care to hear these two guys bicker back and forth. It doesn’t change these lazy mfers out there in the world looking for a handout. If everyone was responsible for themselves these programs would actually work.

OK, I think I’m finished.

I don’t have over $100,000 in the back  so I don’t care about these banks going crazy. I’m stuck in a bad mortgage so it can’t get any worse. I have dinner plans tonight so I’m not watching the debate.

I love being on twitter. I am there more than I am here and I’m reading comments there more than I am reading your blogs…but they are really bumming me out how political they are getting. Even if I agree with you I don’t to here it.

Yep, I feel better now that I got that off my chest! Weekend of dinner, soccer, football, reunions…I’ll catch you up on Weekend Update on Monday!

Falling in to my new TV Schedule

Columbia Missouri

Columbia Missouri

So I changed my bloggie header picture thing a mah blog. I took that picture on November 10th, 2007. My birthday last year. We were in Columbia MO at a Mizzou football game. I took this while walking from our tailgate to the stadium.

Moving right along to television.

Do you know what you are watching, you better since everything started this week. Here is my schedule of TV. I know you didn’t ask but I feel like sharing.

Monday: Nothing..yes Robyn I know Hero’s is on. I don’t watch that show.


NCIS – Mark Harmon. Yum. I know a couple of you watch. I loved the premier. All team members were accounted for. Nice inside jokes into last season.  Hello..Ziva was hot singing in the club..and McGee having his nerds call him cute.

The Mentalist– Simon Baker. Hell Yeah. I loved him in the Guardian. Did you know he has a really thick Australian accent IRL. I loved that his character was exactly like Jon Edwards.. anyone else notice that??? I like that he has a back story and I also like that it will be a new drama every week.

Without A Trace – I like this show. I am OK though if I have stuff going on and I don’t get to it right away. I like the new addition to the cast.


Knight Rider. Can you believe I am watching a show on NBC..I KNOW. I watched the pilot last season and thought it was really good. I was pleasantly surprised. I made a mental note to watch this season if it doesn’t interfere w/ my CBS shows..and I’m glad it doesn’t.

Criminal Minds – Hello..the vans blew up! I can’t wait to catch it tonight. Hope what’s her name doesn’t lose the baby.

CSI NY – Gary Sinise .. he makes the show for me.


Survivor – They are back in Africa

CSI.. Yes I still watch

Friday and Saturday : No TV for me


Amazing Race. Best reality show on TV

Cold Case: Even my husband watches this crime drama

The Unit: Soldiers, their wives..impossible missions. I can’t get enough of it.

OMG: I totally forgot Tru Blood. I can record this later since HBO will play it 38547 times in a week.

Are you excited about TV this fall? Do I watch more than you? I do record it all…but I’ll watch the majority the night that it’s on.

Do we have any shows in common?

Weekend Update aka My Rock N Roll Lifestyle


I was TOTALLY going to blog about TV today.. but I’m not since I don’t watch Monday shows. Tonight is grocery store night..

Anyway..this weekend we played Rock Band 2. It was decided that we were going to allow Daddy back into the game. db became a semi-retired band and drewsedge was born. I am no longer the singer..OMG can you believe that? I am now the guitar player, Drew is the drummer and daddy is the singer. This is a bad idea..why you ask? Because I can only play the guitar on easy..I tend to push the buttons too hard and now I have sore fingertips. 🙂
We have 2 bands right now.. db is me as the lead singer and Drew as the guitar/or drums. We’re doing well too. You should have heard me sing Limelight by Rush.. no really. I should record us and put us on You Tube.. lol that would be on the couch w/ the dog.. quite the Rocking Family…

When we were home and the Xbox was on..if we weren’t playing Rock Band we were playing Viva Pinata. We each have a garden.. J trys to make money, Drew breeds animals.. and me, I just like to make it look purty.

Saturday we went to Six was packed! We rode the Tony Hawk roller coaster for the first time. All 3 of us. That was fun.

Anyone else do anything exciting over the weekend?

Unspectacular Me..a Meme


Mommymae tagged me for a Meme.. (she just had a baby)

I LOVE Meme’s! Is there anything that I can tell you that you don’t already know?

6 Unspectacular Things About Me
1. link the person who tagged you
2. mention the rules on your blog
3. list 6 unspectacular things about you
4. tag 6  other bloggers by linking them

  • I have to fall asleep on my stomach, because of this I know I could have never had a child.
  • I must have at least one coffee a day; cold or hot. I do not like sweetner in my coffee.
  • I could watch TV and movies 40+ hours a week
  • I have had 1 speeding ticket. My parents were in the car with me, we were in Indiana, I was 17.
  • I wash my clothes in Tide, brush my teeth with Crest and use Secret deodorant.
  • I look forward to the times Drew comes over for many reasons, but especially to watch Ben Ten and play games like Viva Pinata and Rock Band. J found a new Mexican Train Dominos game that he downloaded on XBOX 360, we might play tonight and I look forward to that.

SO.. I get to choose 6 people.. Unspectacular people..this is stuff that is NOT dramatic

Linda… hello you need to blog more woman 🙂
Miss GlamGranola.. who’s ongoing saga w/ her psycho neighbor are CRACKING ME UP!
Miss Lucky Gem who has been VERY busy w/ school.
Krisscop’s House.. You need a good and go back a post..
Sweet Potato Pie…OMG Kate just got married..check out her PERFECT wedding..looked like SO much fun!
Fancy Schmancy I am SO happy I found this blog..have you all visited yet? Talk about having crap in common..OMG

I only play a doctor on my blog


First off.. if you have been around here for a while you will know there are repeat things I talk about.. Aruba, my mother, reading, TV, movies, my eyeballs and ALS. My friend Jim was diagnosed w/ the stupid disease in 2001 and died a couple years later. He was 41..the age I am now. Pisses me off. It’s a horrible horrible disease.

Here is a good cause.. Save Lori’s House. This writer is trying to save her house for her son’s sake. ALS sucks.. If you would like to learn more about the disease that Kills your body while your mind watches it happen.. go here and find your local chapter. Get involved.

Now on to me. I went to the eye doctor today. The stupid eye disease I have is so rare it wasn’t on Wikipedia. It’s called Aidies Tonic Pupil. You know when you go to the eye doctor and they dialate your pupil? Well mine is like that ALL THE TIME. 🙂 Along with the stupid disease my vision is changing w/ old age. When I was 39 I had 20/20 vision.. I went to a local university and saw the student doctors. Not much cheaper, but I liked the people. I got some really cute Coach frames and will have bifocals. They are using some new anti-glare technology on the lenses. I’ve also been instructed that I need to turn off the fluorescent light in my office and get a floor lamp.
The student I saw was very excited because he was going to be able to report on my case tomorrow during rounds. I’m all unique like that.
They did tons of exams. Guess what? I don’t have any close range depth perception. THAT would be why I run into things and get bruised all to hell. I found this out when they did this 3-D test. I couldn’t see the 3D. Now I must tell you that when I’m in the theater I can…so large and far away I’m OK.. close up, not so much.

So there you go…Day has FLOWN by…gotta finish up some work….
I’ll take a picture when I get my new glasses.

Weekend Update aka Coach, Ike and Hike


Like the play on words?? Get it..well I try, that is about as good as it gets here.

Friday i went to the purse party. 3 purses, including the Coach tote for $125. Not bad 🙂

Saturday was busy. I did oodles of laundry…pretty much got caught up. Read my book, took Dad to mass, went to a church picnic, then watched a movie. Our priest got made a Msg… hope they don’t move him 😦

Sunday we were going to be able to sleep until 9:30. Hurricane Ike had other ideas. OMG the fricking wind. I guess it was 60mpg.. and there was no way in hell I could sleep. The flooding in our area was horrible, me personally I came out fine, just a wet floor in the basement. I have co-workers that had 4 feet of water..remember I’m in the middle of the country. I how it was in TX. There was a woman here in town who went to move her car and ended up in the mouth of the Mississippi River rushed there in the rain waters. Crazy.

J and I went to the home opener Ram’s Game. I think I went as much to see Eli Manning as the Rams. Game was fun. Holt had a touchdown. I had a $8 bloody mary…the half time show SUCKED. The cheerleaders looked like fricking clowns. Fun time.

Last night when I got home I finished my book  and laundry and then watched True Blood. I am so addicted to that show. Tonight is the season finale of The Closer.

Anything exciting coming up this week? I go to the eye doc on Wednesday. I still need to make a hair appt..maybe tomorrow.

Brilliant Fundraising


Pick A Purse Party.

Yep..I’m going to Drew’s school tonight for a purse party. The mom club hosts it. I think EVERY school should do this. Brainless really.

You invite’s, grandma’s, daughters, aunts, friend; the women-folk. To enter the “party”..which is held on site to keep overhead low…you bring a purse. Any purse will do. It’s for the children!! You can donate a $250 Coach or a $30 Target bag..whatever. It’s best to choose something cute.

You go in and look on the table. It’s FOOD. dips, snacks… and what’s that over there? OPEN BAR! Women scramble around setting up tables…with what? Purses!! and Bid Sheets!. So w/ your beer/martini/wine you walk around checking out the purses. You mark down how much you would like to pay for the Target Bag.. $5, $10.. then some women bid against you and it’s WAR. After 3 or 4 beers/wines/martinis.. you say, “I don’t care!!” and mark $75 for that $30 bag. But you know what, when Sister comes by ringing that bell telling you that round is over, you have pride that you won..and a good buzz. When the purse is awarded there may be a little something inside.. Gift card, never know!

SO..that is what I’m doing tonight. My MIL, J’s Aunt and my friend Holly are joining me. I can’t wait to see what purses I get. I’m looking for a black purse.. last year I got a tan and red one.

Hope everyone has a super weekend. You Texas friends stay safe!

Sept 11th Email Chain


I have told my story before, here it is.

You know how you get those emails forwarded to you. I got this one today. God, Allah..whoever you believe it. I’m sure that he was with us all. We need to remember that as we recall our stories.


You say you will never forget where you were
when you heard the news On September 11, 2001 .
Neither will I.

I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room
with a man who called his wife to say ‘Good-Bye.’
I  held his fingers steady as he dialed.
I gave him the  peace to say,
‘Honey, I am not going to make it,
but it  is OK..I am ready to go.’

I was with his wife when he called as she fed breakfast
to their children. I held her up as she tried to
understand his words and as she realized
he wasn’t coming home that night.

I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor
when a woman cried out to Me for help.
‘I have been knocking on the door
of your heart for 50 years!’ I said.
‘Of course I will show you the way home –
only believe in Me now.’

I was at the base of the building with the Priest
ministering to the injured and devastated souls.
I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven.
He heard my voice and answered.

I was on all four of those planes,
in every seat, with every prayer.
I was with the crew as they were overtaken.
I was in the very hearts of the believers there,
comforting and assuring them that their faith has saved them.

I was in Texas , Virginia , California , Michigan , Afghanistan
I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news.
Did you sense Me?

I want you to know that I saw every face.
I knew every name – though not all know Me.
Some met Me for the first time on the 86th floor.

Some sought Me with their last breath.
Some couldn’t hear Me calling to them
through the smoke and flames;
‘Come to Me.. this way… take my hand.’
Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me.
But, I was there.

I did not place You in the Tower that day.
You may not know why, but I do.
However, if you were there in that explosive moment in time,
would you have reached for Me?

Sept. 11, 2001, was not the end of the journey for you.
But someday your journey will end.
And I will be there for you as well.
Seek Me now while I may be found.
Then, at any moment, you know you are
‘ready to go.’

I will be in the stairwell of your final moments.


Vacation Mode


I have just officially began vacation mode. NO I’m not on vacation nor am I going anywhere soon. It’s just that June 2009 we get our first “week” in Aruba at our timeshare.

We would like my in-laws to come at the same time so I had to call and ask some questions. I did and decided to google to see how construction was going. Yes..we purchased a time share on a place that was going to be hadn’t started yet.. we did it on faith. WELL we have friends now in Aruba that have been keeping us posted, and I read a story today.

June is less than a year away. I can smell the salt air already..the beautiful thing was throwing that Hilton Head South Carolina trip in there. I guess that is the thing..I need to see the ocean twice a year. Now I know.

SO.. I haven’t read any blogs again today, been on twitter a bit.

Big Brother.. Time for the Part 3 HOH Competition. Dan is SUCH a good player. I would love to see Jerry win HOH just to screw up his plans.

Tonight is The Greatest American Dog finale. GO Presley!!

I’m going to hook up my parents Wifi tonight, wish me luck.

If you said you were watching the HBO show True Blood then you need to read this blog, Blood Copy.
warning: time suck…pun intended