Friday, February 21, 2003

Thursday, February 20, 2003

Yeah you think about that; What you Believe in

Is there a full moon this week? Yesterday was one of the strangest days I've had in a while. Yesterday I helped our warehouse guys break down an old upright piano so I could have the carved front panel. I'm going to refinish it eventually and hang up on a wall somewhere. Then, my ex shows up at work for no apparent reason other than screwing with my head, which of course I could see right through. Also, our dryer finally quit on us, so we went to Sears and purchased this lovely Kenmore Dryer in about 20 minutes. The night was topped off by Kevin's mother practically having a nervous break down on the phone. She screamed at my poor husband for probably a half hour about the wedding, etc. Blah, blah, blah. Kevin quietly laughed while I, mortified, stared at him, not believing what I was hearing. He handled her very well, and upon finishing his conversation, he turned to me and said "Now do you believe me that she's psycho?" Yes, yes I do.

Tuesday, February 18, 2003

"elephant mind missy you don't have, you forgettin' to fly, darlin', when you sleep"

Kevin has recently had an epiphany. Instead of trying to get into the Local 38 or becoming an electrician, he has decided to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a pilot. Except for me, he has met a lot of opposition, especially from his parents. He went to Ground School while still in high school, logged about 20 hours of flight time, then quit when he thought he could make it as a rock star. (That's another story.) Anyway, he subsequently turned over his log book to his mother for safe keeping. She has now lost it and Kevin is a wreck because he also lost his 20 hours. Let's hope his old Ground School has a record of him. Anyway, Sunday he's going flying for the first time in about 7 or 8 years, and then he starts classes Monday night at the 5K Flight School.

Monday, February 17, 2003

This is just wrong
It's a good thing this Bonsai Kitten is just satire, otherwise some heads would be rolling.

Saturday, February 15, 2003

i say the world is sick, you say tell me what that makes us darlin'

This morning I feel like I'm hung over, even though I didn't have one drop of alcohol to drink last night.

Friday, February 14, 2003

At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. --Plato

There was a card waiting for me this morning when I got up, from Kevin, that almost made me start crying. :o) My Mom sent me a package yesterday, filled with goodies. It reminded me of when my brother, sister, and I were small and we'd wake up on Valentine's morning to a pile of presents outside our bedroom doors, from the "Valentine Fairy". LOL I guess I really do like Valentine's Day after all.

Marrying a man is like buying something you've been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn't always go with everything else in the house. --Jean Kerr

Thursday, February 13, 2003

Woohoo! You're Piet Mondrian's "Broadway
Boogie-Woogie" you're a square 127 cm of
oil on canvas and live at the Museum of Modern
Art in New York.

Which Piece of Modern Art Are You?
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1. You've ever ended a sentence with the word "PSYCHE".
2. You watched the Pound Puppies.
3. You can sing the rap to the "Fresh Prince of Belair"
4. You wore biker shorts under your skirts and felt stylish.
5. You yearned to be a member of the Baby-sitters club and tried to start a club of your own.
6. You owned those lil Strawberry Shortcake pals scented dolls.
7. You know that "WOAH" comes from Joey on Blossom.
8. Two words: M.C. Hammer
9. If you ever watched "Fraggle Rock".
10. You had plastic streamers on your handle bars.
11. You can sing the entire theme song to "Duck Tales".
12. When it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.
13. You wore a ponytail on the side of your head.
14. You saw the original "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" on the big screen.
15. You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.
16. You made your mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side.
17. You played the game "MASH" (Mansion, Apartment, Shelter, House) with friends at school.
18. You wore Jordache jean jacket and you were proud of it.
19. L.A. Gear...
20. You wanted to change your name to "JEM" in Kindergarten.
21. You remember reading "Tales of a fourth grade nothing" and all the Ramona books.
22. You know the profound meaning of "WAX ON, WAX OFF"
23. You wanted to be a Goonie.
24. You ever wore fluorescent clothing.
25. You can remember what Micheal Jackson looked like before his nose fell off...
26. You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.
27. You took Lunch Pails to school.
28. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets.
29. You still get the urge to say "NOT" after every sentence.
30. You remember Hypercolor t-shirts.
31. Barbie and the Rockers was your favourite band.
32. You thought Sheena and He-Man should hook up.
33. You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged friendship bracelets.
34. You ever owned a pair of Jelly-Shoes.
35. After you saw Pee-Wee's Big Adventure you kept saying "I know you are, but what am I?"
36. You remember "I've fallen and I can't get up"
37. You remember going to the skating rink before there were in-line skates.
38. You ever got seriously injured on a Slip and Slide.
39. You have ever played with a Skip-It.
40. You had or attended a birthday party at McDonalds.
41. You've gone through this list occasionally saying "This wasn't from the 80's!"
42. You remember Popples.
43. "Dont worry, be happy"
44. You wore like, EIGHT pairs of socks over tights with high top Reeboks.
45. You wore socks scrunched down.
46. "Miss MARY MARY MACK, all dressed in BLACK BLACK BLACK"
47. You remember boom boxes vs cd players.
48. You remember watching both "Gremlins" movies.
49. You know what it maeant to say "Care Bear Stare!!"
50. You remember watching Rainbow Bright and My Little Pony Tales"
51. You thought Doogie Howser was hot.
52. You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac.
53. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool.
54. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on
"Saved By the Bell", the ORIGINAL class.
55. You know all the words to Bon Jovi - SHOT THRU THE HEART.

Wednesday, February 12, 2003

falling down as the winter takes one more Cherry Tree

We have so much snow right now, I think we should all go into hibernation until April.

I know I have said in the past that I hate Valentine's Day,etc., that it's just a greedy ploy by the greeting card companies to make us spend our precious pennies, but recently something changed inside of me. Something changed so much, in fact, that yesterday I went shopping. Shopping for my husband. Mind you, I did not purchase a box of chocolates, or foo-foo underwear, or any sickening red and pink gift adorned with hearts. Rather, I made a more practical purchase, I think. Details after V-D.

Monday, February 10, 2003

little girl you paint them toes

I am almost ready to throw in the towel on the dishwasher purchase. We were all over town looking this weekend. Kevin only cares about one thing - that it's stainless steel. Who cares how it functions? Who cares how expensive it is? What about installation, since there's never been a dishwasher in our house, ever? What about delivery? What about the headache this gave me?

And second, what about my aching back from stripping wallpaper this weekend? It took us 5 hours to strip down the wallpaper border in the master bedroom. 5 hours!!!! The good news is that we now have the cleanest walls you've ever seen in your life. And they're ready to paint! So, it looks as though next weekend Kevin and I will be moving into the guest room, while we prep our bedroom for painting. Then as soon as the weather warms up, the carpet is coming off so we can refinish the hardwood floors. We are really on a roll!

Friday, February 07, 2003

Robert Plant without the nut huggers

One of the activities to which I am most looking forward while I'm in Rochester is getting to see my little brother play at Water Street. Yep, he's in a band. His jam band, aptly named Freestile Walkin', has a website. My brother Scott, the "frontman", is described as "Robert Plant without the nut huggers", which I found so hilarious I almost fell off my chair here at work while I was checking their site out for the first time. Their bassist is my former next-door neighbor. So, I'm giving them a little plug. If you're in the Rochester area, please go see them, and tell my little Scotty I said hi. They apparently are lots of fun in concert, especially when they cover one of my old favorites, Neil Diamond's Cherry Cherry. LOL :o)

Thursday, February 06, 2003

Some light reading to pass the time...
*From IOL, the biggest news, classifieds and info site on the Web in South Africa: Man shot in drunken penis-size competition

**From The Onion: U.N Orders Wonka To Submit To Chocolate Factory Inspections

I'm terza rima, and I talk and smile.
Where others lock their rhymes and thoughts away
I let mine out, and chatter all the while.

I'm rarely on my own - a wasted day
Is any day that's spent without a friend,
With nothing much to do or hear or say.

I like to be with people, and depend
On company for being entertained;
Which seems a good solution, in the end.
What Poetry Form Are You?

let them wash away these precious things

My weekend plans are shaping up nicely, so far. Kevin and I have plans to:
1. Talk to our DJ and finalize play lists, etc.
2. Begin stripping the god-awful wallpaper border in our bedroom
3. Start shopping for a dishwasher!!!! (This is going to be a real challenge...Kevin has his heart set on stainless steel, which bumps the cost up a few hundred more dollars. I don't think I'm going to win this one.)

Wednesday, February 05, 2003

don't miss the bloat

Woo hoo! Drink Up! Booze is Good For You!

what not to get me on V-D

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Tuesday, February 04, 2003

Sometimes we just need to remember what the 12 Rules of Life really are...

1. Never give yourself a haircut after three margaritas.

2. You need only two tools: WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and
it should, use WD-40. If it moves and shouldn't, use the tape.

3. The five most essential words for a healthy, vital
relationship are "I apologize" and "you are right."

4. Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.

5. Never pass up an opportunity to pee.

6. If he/she says that you are too good for him/her - believe them.

7. Learn to pick your battles; ask yourself, "Will this matter one year
from now? How about one month? One week? One day?"

8. When you make a mistake, make amends immediately. It's easier to
eat crow while it's still warm.

9. If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You have another chance!

10. Living well really is the best revenge. Being miserable
because of a bad or former relationship just might mean that the other
person was right about you.

11. Work is good, but it's not that important. Money is nice, but you
can't take it with you. Statistics show most people don't live to spend
all they saved; some die even before they retire. Anything we have
isn't really ours; it was given to us by God; She just let us borrow it
while we're here....even our kids.

12. And finally... Be really good to your family and/or friends. You
never know when you are going to need them to empty your bedpan.

Monday, February 03, 2003

the girl's in circles and circles and circles again

My travel plans to Rochester for later this month have been confirmed. The last time I spent and substantial amount of time there was nearly 2 years ago. I don't count last May when I briefly passed by on my way to Scott's graduation from Syracuse University. I was only actually in Rochester for less than 24 hours total time. As it's looking, I'll have to get myself back to Rochester at least once a month until my wedding dress is done - Julia's Mom's orders - for fittings.