Friday, February 29, 2008

Entrecard Link Love - 2/29/08

Top Droppers for February
Yimto Affiliate Marketing Blog - 29
Urutora no Hi - 27
A Singaporean in London - 25
Lee Doyle - Contains Nuts - 25
Reality Is Over Rated - 24
Blanca DeBree Blog - 24
WildClips Comedy - 23
Blogging Monique - 22
A Time and Place - 22 - 22

Top Clicks by Advertisement
An Unsuspecting Notebook. - 320
Blogsters Guild - 305
Blogging Monique - 267
Bebo Author - 147
A Time and Place - 102
Alive - 93
Cardiogirl - 88
A little piece of me - 82
Getting Gruntled - 69
I'm not that girl anymore... - 59

Thanks for all my top droppers & all of my advertisers! :-)

Now playing: Prince - Hello
via FoxyTunes

Friday High Fives

I got up this morning all excited about giving high fives.

But then Mommy Dearest came over even though she said she wasn't coming over until NEXT MONTH.

And then I wanted to change my blog template. (I'm glad the purple is gone, but I don't know how long this pink will be here...)

And then I took a nap.

And now I want to read.

Maybe I'll do it later tonight.

Maybe I'll do it tomorrow.

Plus I have to give link love to my Entrecard top droppers & best advertisers.


Now playing: Prince - I Feel For You
via FoxyTunes

I KNEW she couldn't stay away!

Mommy Dearest came over today & asked me to burn a CD for her.

Among the songs the wanted:

  1. Lean wit it, Rock Wit it - Dem Franchise Boyz

  2. Crank that - Soulja Boy

  3. Get Low - Flo Rida

  4. Rehab - Amy Winehouse

I told her that she was too old to be listening to that music. ;-)

Then, of course, she had to watch Al.

I don't know when she left because I was sleeping.

I just thought it was funny that my mother likes Soulja Boy, LOL.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

French Music Video

Isn't it funny when you can enjoy a song and have no idea what they're saying? :-)

I LOVE The Puppini Sisters!!!

Ok, one of my occasional guilty pleasures is Perez Hilton.

I don't really care about the celeb shit, but sometimes he has music on there.

I have INSTANTLY fallen in love with the Puppini Sisters.

I don't know what genre of music this is, technically. But do you remember the Andrews Sisters? Now imagine them singing Beyonce's "Crazy in Love" or The Bangles "Walk Like an Egyptian".



Listening to: The Puppini Sisters - Crazy In Love
via FoxyTunes

Went back to the Dr. today.

We were both in a good mood today. (He's usually very taciturn. I actually saw him smile today & he even asked about Evan and said "He's a very energetic boy.")

Anyway, I told him I was doing fine with the antidepressant, but if he wanted to give me more xanax, that would be cool.

He gave me, according to him, 3 months worth. I'm going to take this crap twice a day every day.

I DO have a life.

I mean, I have a child to take care of. And my blog isn't going to write itself!

So I think I'll take one every other day.

I don't want to get addicted.

Anyway, Duma Key is getting really good. So I'm off to read. TTYL!

Listening to: Prince And The Revolution - When Doves Cry
via FoxyTunes

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Guess when I found out school was canceled?

When I went to the bank with Evan at 1:30 this afternoon.

The cashier asked where he went to school. I told her.

She said "My daughter works there. They never made the announcement about school being closed so some of the buses ran & the kids have to stay at school all day because their parents didn't know it was closed!"

Me - Well, I started watching at 6 am even though I KNOW this superintendent waits until the last second to cancel. But I told Evan at 7:40 that if the bus didn't come, I wasn't taking him to school. I don't know why that man doesn't just cancel when the surrounding counties cancel. If *neighboring valley town* is closed, they KNOW the roads are worse on the mountains! It's just stupid.

She - I agree.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Even if it's only an inch

School will be canceled tomorrow. At 6:55 AM. So the kids will have to get up and get dressed and be AWAKE to get on our nerves anyway.

I hope it melts before the morning.

Am I the only one?

I recorded VH1's Storytellers - Mary J. Blige

Am I the only one who thinks she can't sing live?

She is ALWAYS flat.

I've seen her on the Grammys & other award shows.

Every time, people in the audience (like Elton John) are like "She killed it!"


Why is everyone, apparently, hearing something that I'm not hearing???

I think she must need a lot of help in the studio. She does make some awesome tracks. A few of my favorites are "Just Fine", "Family Affair" and "Real Love".

But even when she does those songs live, she sounds flat.

Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed the show. I liked hearing the stories behind them. I like her personality.

I just want to hear her AFTER the producers have fixed it all up.

She's not the only one. A lot of people suck live.

But Mariah Carey does not (I still listen to her Unplugged CD). Amy Winehouse doesn't enunciate, but she's on pitch (when she's not high). Prince can sing live. (I just don't like the way he changes the songs all the time.)

Mary J. is just the only one I can think of right now because she's the last performer I've seen "live".

But a lot of these singers get off pitch when they start trying to be Aretha Franklin or somebody.


Sing the damned song. Nothing fancy. Your "friends" (whose salary you are doubtless paying) will tell you that you were awesome. A lot of your fans think you can do no wrong.

But I won't lie to you.

You don't even have to pay me to tell the truth.

I know you make your real money on tour, but you need to invest some of that money into singing lessons.


Listening to: Prince & The Revolution - Mountains
via FoxyTunes

Monday, February 25, 2008

Hugh Laurie's gonna be in a movie!

It's called Street Kings.

Release date: April 2008.

Go HERE to read about it.


Listening to: Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal
via FoxyTunes


I love this show!

Comes on Sunday nights during Adult Swim on the Cartoon Network.

Listening to: Ludacris - Girls Gone Wild
via FoxyTunes

Diddy on ABC tonight.

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that Sean "P Poppa Diddy Puff" Combs is in a remake of "A Raisin in the Sun" TONIGHT on ABC.

I saw the original with Sidney Poitier & Ruby Dee. Not when it was released. I'm not quite that old...

I thought it was "ok". Nothing wrong with the performances. I guess I just have a hard time identifying with the "Good Times" kind of life. When I was growing up, my home life was more like The Cosby Show than What's Happening. Nodamene?

But I'm interested enough to see if Diddy can do a good job with the role.

He was on Oprah on Friday talking about how it wasn't that long ago that he was poor. That he still remembers the look in his mother's eyes when he asked for a new pair of sneakers & she couldn't afford them. He said he decided then and there that he never wanted to see that look in her eyes again.

So he has some real life experience from which to draw.

I will be watching. Will you?

Listening to: Diddy - Diddy
via FoxyTunes

Dang her!!!

So Evan came home with an order form for school t-shirts. I told him to call his nana because she always says she wants one.

MD - When do you need the money?
He - Tomorrow
MD - TOMORROW? Do you think I always have money or something?
We - Yes
MD - Ok. But I'm not coming over because I said I wasn't going to come over there until next month.
Me - DANG YOU! Fine. I'll bring him over.

Entyway, after picking up her $, we stopped by the grocery store.

I saw a man who looked like he was 893 years old loading his groceries into his car.

Ain't that a bitch? I'm 35 and I need a walker, and this Alzheimer's looking mofo is out without a guardian or a walker.


Listening to: Maroon 5 - Makes Me Wonder
via FoxyTunes

Jimmy Kimmel is ******* ...

Jimmy's response to Sarah Silverman's "I'm fucking Matt Damon".

Song of the Week - Rebirth of Slick

I don't know if you noticed, but I added a "Song of the Week" to my blog.

It's up at the top of my left sidebar.

I got the idea from Skittles. :-)

So now you can hear some of the songs I listen to while you're reading my blog.

The best part, it doesn't play until YOU press play. (YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!)

That's all. I have a headache...

Sunday, February 24, 2008


Remember last year sometime when we all heard that "Harry Potter" was nude in a play?

Well, I was curious. Naturally. It kind of makes me feel like a pervert, because he's like 18 years old. But LOOK at this picture. He's hot. Even though I saw him grow up. *shudder.*


TCM is having 30 days of Oscar Movies (or maybe it's AMC?). Anyway, I was looking at the schedule and I happened to see "Equus". So I thought I'd watch it.

This is the first time I've ever understood when actors say that they do nude scenes because it was 'essential to the role'. I always assumed it was just a bullshit excuse for showing T & A.

But the nude scenes in this movie were NOT sexual. (Yes, they showed the nude scenes. They even let a couple of F-bombs drop unbleeped.) Not that they weren't sexual for the character, but they didn't turn me on or make me uncomfortable. I guess that's what I mean.

The info for the movie said "A tortured psychiatrist (Richard Burton) treats a patient (Peter Firth) who blinds 6 horses with a metal spike." So I probably would have watched it anyway, even if I'd never heard of it before.

It was an interesting movie.

The subject matter was...unique, LOL.

The boy Alan Strang, worked at a stable for months and one day blinded 6 horses & was found naked by the stable owner. Instead of jail or a mental hospital, they sent him to see Dr. Martin Dysart.

What was interesting (one of the things, anyway) is that at certain points, Dysart is having a conversation with the camera. Describing how he feels treating this boy. Describing how dissatisfied he is with his marriage/career/life.

I would recommend this movie if you like "artsy fartsy" type movies. I don't know if it's supposed to be a drama or a suspense movie. But it is definitely suspenseful. We keep finding out secrets about Alan from his parents, people who worked at the stable, Alan's own admissions while supposedly under hypnosis or recording a tape for Dr. Dysart. (Dr. Dysart tells Alan that some patients find it easier/less embarassing to tell their deepest, darkest secrets when they are alone & give him the tape to listen to when they aren't there.)

I honestly don't know how I would react if this same thing happened to Evan. If he blinded 6 horses for some twisted reason. How would I feel? Would I blame myself? Could I blame anyone else?

These are the questions that were brought up for ME. And Alan's parents. They both seem ashamed & embarrassed by their son's actions. (They are 2 extremely uptight people, let me tell you.)

The average rating on for this movie (released in 1977) was 4 stars.

I'd give it about that.

If you see it on your TV schedule, definitely check it out.

Listening to: Prince - Shockadelica
via FoxyTunes

Yes, I stole this. So what?

The "Getting to know you meme". Had someone tagged me, I would, theoretically, tag 3 people. But since I stole this, I will not tag anyone. :-)

1. What is your occupation? - SAHM

2. What color are your socks right now? - 1 pair white, 1 pair yellow. Because this desk is right by the sliding glass door & my feet are like ice if I don't wear two pair.

3. What are you listening to right now? - The TV. It's on some stupid sci-fi movie.

4. What was the last thing that you ate? - BBQ Wings

5. Can you drive a stick shift? - Negative.

6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? - I wouldn't be a crayon. I'd be an oil pastel.

7. Last person you spoke to on the phone? - Mommy Dearest.

8. Do you like the person who sent this to you? - I love Angelika. She's awesome.

9. Favorite drink? - Pomegranate & Cherry Crystal Light.

10. What is your favorite sport to watch? - Tennis

11. Have you ever dyed your hair? - Yes. Jet Black (not good, no one really has jet black air), auburn & fire engine red. I've also bleached it blonde. I looked pretty good as a blonde. Beyonce "blonde", not Lindsay Lohan Blonde. And not ALL OVER.

12. Dog named - Never owned a dog. But if I had one, I'd name him "Dog".

13. Favorite food? - Red meat.

14. Last movie you watched? - Master & Commander. Evan refused to watch it because he thinks I'm crushing on Russell Crowe (I'm not). I said "It's a fighting boat movie! I don't know why you're not watching it." He said "Because I don't like that guy and the only boat movies I like is Pirates of the Caribbean 1-3."

15. Favorite Day of the year? - The first day of school.

16. What do you do to vent anger? - Rant, Write, Listen to music.

17. What was your favorite toy as a child? - I have blocked out my childhood.

18. What is your favorite, fall or spring? - Winter.

19. Hugs or kisses? - Hugs. As long as you squeeze hard enough to crack my back.

20. What kind of pie? - Homemade cherry cheesecake.

21. Do you want your friends to email you back? - Um, yeah. What's the point of e-mailing someone if they never answer?

22. Who is most likely to respond? - Anyone I call a friend.

23. Who is least likely to respond? - People I don't consider friends.

24. Living arrangements? - Satisfactory.

25. When was the last time you cried? - When I went to the school to talk to Evan's teachers. Because I am beyond frustrated with him doing this bullshit every year.

26. What is on the floor of your closet? - Everything that isn't hanging up.

27. Who is the friend you have had the longest that you are sending this to? - I'm not sending this to anyone.

28. The friend you have known the shortest amount of time that you are sending this to? - See previous answer.

29. Favorite smell? - Chamomile & lavender.

30. What inspires you? - My dreams.

31. What are you afraid of? - Burning to death in a fire.

32. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers? - Hot dogs.

33. Favorite car? - Whichever one doesn't need repairs. If I had my druthers, I'd have a metallic orange VW Bug.

34. Favorite cat breed? - I hate all house cats. But Panthers are purty.

35. Number of keys on your key ring? - 5?

36. How many years at your current job? - 6 I think...

37. Favorite day of the week? - Monday

38. How many provinces have you lived in? - What the huh?

39. How many countries have you been to? - 3 I think...

Friday, February 22, 2008

I'm a cowboy boot!

You Are Cowboy Boots

This doesn't mean you're country, just funky.

You've got a ton of attitude and confidence.

You're unique, expressive, and even a little bit wacky.

You wear whatever you feel like รข€“ and you have your own sense of style.

You are straight shooting and honest. You tell people how it is.

Low maintenance and free wheeling, you're always up for an adventure.

You should live: Where you can at least get to wide open spaces

You should work: In a job that allows you to take change

Listening to: Prince - She's Always In My Hair Extended
via FoxyTunes

High Five Friday

High-Five Fridays #1

I'm giving High Fives this week to:

1. This Post at jDonuts Jokes because it cracked me the eff up.
2. Monique because I read her blog every day.
3. Kevin because I enjoy his blog & I want him to finish writing that story I read the other day.
4. OneLuvGurl because I like her blog & I stole the 123 book meme & I'm about to pinch a stupid blog quiz from it.
5. Rene because I was shocked that she wanted to advertise on my blog & I admire anyone who can raise 6 children without losing their mind.

Find out how to give your High-Five Fridays here!

The purpose of this meme is to give high-fives to 5 people, posts, blogs and/or websites you've admired during the week. I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 5 high-fives on Friday. Trackbacks, pings, linky widgets, comment links accepted!

Visiting fellow High-Fivers is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your High-Fives in others comments (please note if NWS).

Find more High-Five Friday folks here!

Listening to: Prince - Raspberry Beret
via FoxyTunes

Somebody tagged me with this

But I don't remember who it was.

WTFever. Because I am anal, I will try to correct the grammar of the original questions, LOL.

Crazy 8s Meme

8 Things about which I am passionate

  1. My son

  2. House, MD

  3. Music

  4. Blogging

  5. Chocolate

  6. Uninterrupted sleep

  7. Voting

  8. Physical comfort

8 Things I want to do before I die

  1. Have a pain free day

  2. Get on a regular sleeping schedule

  3. Learn Spanish

  4. Learn Japanese

  5. Have sex

  6. Get a Hoverround

  7. Get someone ELSE to braid my hair

  8. Become more patient

8 Things I often say

  1. Whatever

  2. WHAT?

  3. Uh huh

  4. Pick up your shit

  5. Do you have all of your books?

  6. Did you flush the toilet?

  7. Brush your teeth

  8. *sigh*

8 Books I have read recently

I'll get back to this because I'm not getting up right now to look at my "recently read" bookcase. But they include books by Stephen King, John Grisham, James Patterson, Sue Grafton, Dean Koontz & Patricia Cornwell.

8 Songs I Could Listen To Over and Over

  1. Stronger than Me - Amy Winehouse

  2. Don't leave me - Blackstreet

  3. Justa Interlude - Heavy D

  4. Bug a boo - Destiny's Child

  5. Stutter - Joe

  6. Bustin Loose - Chuck Brown

  7. Atomic Dog - George Clinton

  8. Gone - NSync

8 Things That Attract Me To My Best Friends

  1. Sense of humor

  2. Trustworthy

  3. More talkative than I

  4. More outgoing than I

  5. Independence

  6. Loving me in spite of me

  7. Not prejudiced (against race, gender, sexual orientation, etc)

  8. Intelligence

8 People Who Should Do Crazy 8s

  1. I

  2. do

  3. not

  4. like

  5. tagging

  6. people

  7. Do it

  8. If you want to

Listening to: Prince & The New Power Generation - Jughead
via FoxyTunes

Listening to: Prince - Little Red Corvette
via FoxyTunes

About yesterday's Thursday 30 & Whatnot

Do you know what I realized yesterday?

A LOT of my favorite Prince songs were not on there!

I finally realized that I had basically only imported "The Hits" CDs and whatever MD had brought over here for me to burn a copy for her.


So I imported ALL of my Prince CDs, LOL. (Well, all of them that I really like, meaning pre-"Lost my effing mind so I'm changing my name from TAFKAP back to Prince & becoming a Jehovah's Witness Prince".


I haven't heard some of these songs in so long!

It's like seeing an old friend.

Listening to: Prince & The Revolution - Do U Lie?
via FoxyTunes

I realized why my back has been hurting sooooooo bad.

(Guys might want to skip to the next section).

It was my freaking period.

I honestly don't keep up with it when I'm not having sex, LOL.

That isn't really funny.

The other day, MD & I were in the car & I was talking about how I wish I could have a fucking hysterectomy because my period is just irritating.

MD - Well, I remember the days when getting my period was a relief.
Me - Well since I'm NOT GETTING ANY, I don't need that particular relief right now!

Anyway, with the combination of xanax & sleeping so much, I thought that was the problem.

But then I was surprised (unpleasantly) yesterday with the arrival of the Evil Aunt Flo.

Listening to: Prince - Forever In My Life
via FoxyTunes

Last night my back was hurting so bad that I had Evan rub my ENTIRE BACK with Ben Gay.

I kept telling him to rub harder on my lower back.

I finally said "Act like you're trying to shave my skin off with your hands!!!"

I think he was afraid of hurting me.

Then I told him to sit on my back, LOL.

The pressure felt sooooooooooo gooooooood.

Then when I wanted to breath again, I had him rub Active On on my lower back & laid on the heating pad.

Listening to: Prince - Feel U Up
via FoxyTunes

When I got up this morning, I felt much better.

So before I start feeling like crap again from sitting in this chair for hours, I'm going back to the heating pad.

Pray (or whatever you do) that this extreme back pain goes away when my fucking period goes away, please.


Listening to: Prince - Gett Off
via FoxyTunes



OMG. Go read THIS POST at jDonuts Jokes, LOL!

What an idiot (not J, the dude in the post). But he made my day, LOL.

Listening to: Prince & The Revolution - Christopher Tracy's Parade
via FoxyTunes

Go read this post on Kevin's Blog.


I'd heard about Super Delegates, but I hadn't heard that the Clinton campaign is trying to buy the delegates that have already voted for Obama.

As Kevin said in his article, that totally goes against what democracy is supposed to stand for.

And totally redefines "Sore Loser" IMO.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

123 Book Meme

I stole this from OneLuvGurl. :-)

Here are the Rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book ( of at least 123 pages).

2. Open the book to page 123.

3. Find the fifth sentence.

4. Post the next three sentences.

5. Tag five people & post a comment here once you post it to your blog, so I can come see.

I picked Duma Key by Stephen King.

The 5th sentence on page 123 is: "Part of Duma's development problem is simple overgrowth."

The next 3 sentences are:

"The sea oats belong, but the rest of that shit has no business growing without irrigation. Somebody better investigate, that's what I think."

"My daughter & I went exploring one day."

That's it. But ooooh what an exploration it was. I'm only one page 121 (I don't read every day. Because I'm addicted to the internet. And I suck.) but what I read today during "Reading Time" (I make Evan do 1 hr/day since the last report card so I read today too) made me want to read more. I'll probably do a couple more chapters tonight...

I'm not tagging anyone because I don't know who reads, LOL. And I don't like tagging people. I just like stealing other people's memes. :-p

Listening to: Chamillionaire ft Slick Rick - Hip Hop Police
via FoxyTunes

We watched Part 3 of Roots last night.

Don't tell him I told you, but Evan cried when Fiddler died.

He said "That's the only friend Kunta had in America."

He's so sweet.

And it's nice to see that something can affect him emotionally.

Honestly, my emotions are anger, irritation, amused or apathetic. When I'm PMSing, there can be sadness. But most of the time...I'm not the most emotional person. I'm not cuddly. I tell Evan I love him all the time because I only remember hearing it ONCE from my father right after he got his cancer diagnosis. I'm sure MD said it, but I've never believed it. (Actions speak louder than words.)

He's always been super sensitive. When he was younger I worried that he'd get bullied because he was so sensitive. But he's grown out of that.

He's already trying to call himself a man. My response to that is always "Um, no. You're still a boy. And no matter how tall or old you get, you will always be my baby, Conehead!"

So anyway, I was proud of my boy last night, I guess. I don't want him to be a punk bitch, but I don't want him to be as emotionally unavailable as I am either.

I think we're doing all right. :-)

Listening to: Mozart - Rondo Alla Turca
via FoxyTunes

30 Greatest Prince Songs EVER (IMO)

This is supposed to be a Thursday 13. But I really couldn't stop at 13. So this is my first ever Thursday 30, LOL. It's going in order of the play count on my i-tunes.

Listening to: Prince - America
via FoxyTunes

SBPFS & Unbeatable Banzuke

Super Big Product Fun Show on the G4 Network.

Super Big Product Fun Show: Tit For Tat - Watch more free videos

This is the show I was talking about...the 15 minute bogus product show.

But THIS is the show that's almost as awesome as Ninja Warrior. Unbeatable Banzuke. I love it.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

We're watching the lunar eclipse.

If you didn't know about it, go outside NOW. It's 9pm EST.

About 1/4 of it is in shadow. But it's cloudy here, you might have a better view.


8:31 update.

It's too cloudy to see anything right now, but before, the moon had a yellowish halo with a red ring around it.


No one else is out watching it. Although they might think the world is ending since I haven't used the front door in at least a year, LOL.

8:44 Update

I had to go to the bathroom.

When I came back, I opened the door to see if the clouds had moved so I could see the moon again. They hadn't. But then I turned around:

Me - SHIT!
Evan - WHAT?!?
Me - CAT! Get it!

So he swung his robe belt at it while I stood there with the screen open & the cat ran out.


But they love me.

The entire time I was outside, it kept inching closer & closer to me. I kept hissing.

I came inside because I don't want to have an allergy attack.

Evil Minions of Satan is what they are!

Crazy Classmate Story from Evan

Reply | Copy This

I got a new voice comment!

From Sheila of Black Tennis Pro's.

When I was dropping my Entrecard on her site, I noticed that she had added Snapvine, so I left her a voice comment & she replied.

She has an awesome voice! :-)

You can hear her by listening to my messages (it's the first one after Evan's greeting) or go to her blog & listen to her greeting & the message I left for her.

Then leave me a voice message.

With your phone.

Or your microphone.

Because I'm bored.

And because you love me...


Listening to: CeCe Peniston - Finally
via FoxyTunes

Got a letter from the Mayor...

It inspires such confidence to know that the effing Mayor & his staff are so well educated.

Here are some excerpts:

"...I have explained to him, that there are about 150-200 Large Trucks, which travels this route..."


"Please tell us in you own words..."

Dear Mayor,

Please hire a secretary/assistant who actually graduated from HS & understands English & Grammar (Because you obviously DO NOT.) It makes you look bad when you send letters like this to EVERYONE IN THE CITY.

Also, you should be proofreading your own letters just in case s/he make a mistake. (See what I did there? I purposefully made a typo as an example of the errors that can be corrected BEFORE a mass mailing.)

A resident who DID NOT vote for your ass.

Listening to: Morris Day - Cool
via FoxyTunes

Irritated, Apathetic, In Pain, & DISCO

So yesterday I started to post about my day. Then (as usual) I got distracted because I wanted to put a video clip of some show I saw in my blog post.

Downloaded a virus.


I had to remove all of that crap.

I still kept getting irritating "You have a virus" pop ups. (That IS the virus. They tell you that you're infected with something & want you to buy their product to get rid of it.)

Ran Norton Antivirus. It didn't find anything.
So I kept trying to restore my computer to an earlier date. It kept telling me that nothing had changed.
So I deleted a lot of useless shit.
But then Norton wasn't working.

I gave up with trying to restore sometime around midnight.

But I set the computer to defrag my drive & crap.

So when I woke up this morning, it finally let me restore to the day 2/17. Whee.

I had to uninstall Norton (which is VERY irritating because you have to go to their site & download the uninstaller which keeps reminding you that it's going to take everything Norton related off of your computer. Dur. That's what I wanted to do!!)

Finally got all that done.

Anyway (this is going to be a long post, if you haven't already guessed.)

Listening to: Missy Elliott - The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
via FoxyTunes


I got a message from MD saying she finally watched "Why did I get married?" and really enjoyed it. A 5 minute message...

So anyway, since my back had been hurting (still is) all of the 3 day weekend, we had to do the laundry yesterday. I told Evan to call Nana and ask her if she wanted to go because A) Anytime we go somewhere, she says "Why didn't you call me? I wanted some milk or whatever...", 2) I didn't think she'd go because she does her errands in the morning C) She keeps saying she wants to wash all of her bathroom rugs at the laundromat & not mess up her machine.

So she said she'd go. Joy.

Evan brought his homework to do at the laundromat. We (Evan & I) also brought books & drinks (because we do this every week & know that we'll need something to do & that we'll get thirsty). She brought nothing.

So while we were in there putting the crap in the washers, she got on her spiffy toddler sized cell phone & called one of her friends.

Evan got back to the car before I did. Then when I came back:

MD - Why are y'all here?
Me - WHY? Are you talking to your boyfriend?
MD - *laughs* Did you hear that? (Speaking to her friend) I'll call you back Evangeline (not her real name).

She hangs up & tries to turn the phone off.
She pulls out her list of directions on how to turn off the phone.
Continues to "think" she's pressing the red phone to turn off the phone.

Me - Give me the phone. *turns phone off in .5 seconds* You weren't actually pressing the button. I told you that those keys are tiny. If it takes that long, you aren't pressing the button.
MD - I've done it before.
Me - Yay.
MD - Anyway, why are you 2 back here?
Me - I asked Evan if he wanted to do his homework at one of the tables in there, but of course he wants to be out here with you.
MD - Well, when he got back in the car I wasn't thinking and I said "Hold on Evangeline" and then I told him to get out because I was talking to my boyfriend. He said "You have a boyfriend named 'Evilene'?" *laughs* He didn't remember what I said, he just knew it started with E.
E - I'm not stupid...
MD - One of these days I really might be talking to my boyfriend.
E - Then Uncle C (my brother) & I will want to talk to him too.

So she decided to get out of the car so that Evan could do his homework on a table. She borrowed one of his AR books (I think it was Ivanhoe) & I was reading "Duma Key".

Blah blah.

Listening to: Mary J Blige - Just Fine
via FoxyTunes

When the laundry was dry, Evan asked her if she was going to help us.

MD - I'll help you if you give me a kiss. (He doesn't like to give kisses or hugs in public)

So he gave her a kiss & she helped.

Me - *to Evan* Can you use BOTH hands to take the crap out of the dryer?
Me - *to MD* See? He uses one hand and takes out one thing at a time. Makes me sick.
MD - Well do you have to frown?
Me - *Frowning* Yessssssss!
E - She's always in a bad mood when we do the laundry.
Me - *Still frowning* because I HATE doing the laundry & then you are always so slow & constantly talking about crap that has nothing to do with OUR laundry like "I wonder where those people went?" or "Whose pillowcase is this?" I don't CARE about that!! Just hurry up and put the crap on hangers so we can get out of here!

Blah blah

So I had brought a CD of my own to listen to so that we wouldn't have to listen to Al Green the entire ride. "The Rain" by Missy Elliot came on. MD loves that song. So she starts "dancing".

Me - Evan, do you see your grandmother?
E - She looks like she's having a seizure.
MD - HA! Well you guys are riding with me while I'm having this seizure! I'm dancing.
E - Sure...

We got home. MD did not come in because she said that we were mean to her the last time she came over.

MD - Didn't your mommy tell you not to let me in the last time I came over?
E - No. She was asleep.
MD - Well that's never stopped me from coming in before. You did something that hurt my feelings. Maybe you didn't give me a hug. And then your mommy said "I'll have to remember that next time I want to get rid of you." when she heated up that food that I said was stinky.
ME - I did not. You said it stank & you were leaving & I said "Oh, is that all I have to do?"
MD - Well anyway, I said I wasn't coming back here until next month and then you called me & used me to drive you to do the laundry. I'm NOT coming back until March.
Me - That's 10 days...I don't believe it.
MD - We'll see!

(She always says she's not coming back for a month. But then she comes back the same week or within 7 days, LOL.)

Listening to: Chris Brown Ft. T Pain - Kiss Kiss
via FoxyTunes


I don't care anymore about fixing the "Top Commentors" thing on my sidebar.
I'm fed up with coding.

In Pain

My back keeps hurting. In spite of the Ben Gay, Ibuprofen, Aspirin & heating pad. I'm wondering if I have a UTI.

How do you know if you have one of those?

I originally thought that it was the amount of sleep I was getting. But I stopped taking the xanax 2 times a day & only take it at night now. So I'm almost back to my regular 2-4 hours of sleep a day.

Sitting in this chair for hours tying to figure something out isn't helping.

But we'll see how I feel next week. I have to go back to the Dr then anyway so he can check how I'm doing with the new Antidepressant. (I feel much better. I can feel the difference. I'm not constantly about to scream or cry.)


So last night I dreamed about having a Disco/Retro-like theme on my blog. (When I was creating tags, I often had dreams about new tags I wanted to make.)

I don't know how disco/retro it will be.

I don't know when I'll be done with it.

I just know that I'm tired of THIS theme.

Everything else

I think I've forgotten to do the Black Facts for a couple of days. Sue me.

I want some new songs to listen to. It's hard to find new music when I don't listen to the radio or watch MTV/VH1 countdowns.

That show I wanted to talk about is "Super Big Product Fun Show" on the G4 network. It's another Japanese import. It's 15 minutes long. They review bogus products. It's crazy, but I can't look away.

That is all. (Isn't that enough?)

Listening to: Janet Jackson - Feedback
via FoxyTunes

Monday, February 18, 2008

Somebody help me!

After trying so long that my bootie is sore, I finally figured out how to add "top commentators" (or whatever) to my sidebar.


  1. I can't filter my own comments out

  2. It's showing comments from people who haven't commented in forever

  3. I'd rather be able to link to their websites than to their comments, KWIM?

  4. I don't think it's necessary to show the name twice

I used this tutorial.

What do I do now? Any help will be appreciated!

Listening to: Jennifer Lopez - Do It Well ft Ludacris
via FoxyTunes

The Mega Mac

I saw this post on another blog.

I was just watching "Letters from Iwo Jima" & telling Evan that we should try the Japanese diet. Rice & veggies. We both need to get into better shape. We both eat too much pre packaged food (I ALWAYS feel like I'm going to pass out when I try to cook. Unless it's with the pressure cooker. Then I don't have to stand there getting overheated & nauseous.)

Then I see this? In Japan??? WTF?

I always feel like Americans are tying to find ways to kill themselves faster with shit like deep fried candy bars everything. (I even saw a place on Drive ins, Diners & Dives that sells deep fried SALAD, for chrissake.)


I am the first person to admit that I don't take care of my diet the way that I should. I am addicted to candy.

But I make sure I drink my V8 every day & add fiber to the other shit I drink. Take my vitamins & all that. Before my MS got this bad, I cooked almost every day. Once every couple of weeks we'd go out to a place like McDonalds for a "treat".

But then I saw "Supersize Me" and I really haven't been to any fast food restaurants in a long time. At least the hamburgers that The Boy eats are "real". (I feel better about it, anyway, LOL.) I try to make sure we eat veggies every day. (LOVE those Ziploc steamer bags! So convenient!!)

OMG. At least it isn't available here....yet.

Dear People of The World,

Crap like "Mega Mac's" & a steady diet of fast food is NOT GOOD FOR YOU! Even if you work out. Even if you work 12 hours a day & don't have "time" to cook.

Find an alternative, please.

This is coming from a person who HATES anything to do with health, ok?

Take care of yourselves for the sake of your children, at the very least.

A woman who has not given up chocolate, but has conceded to eating less milk chocolate & more dark chocolate instead.

Listening to: Jordan Knight - Give It To You
via FoxyTunes

Um...yeah. Tried it. Never again.

So yesterday, we woke up & the Biography of Jimi Hendrix had recorded. I really didn't know anything about him except "Purple Haze". But after watching it, he reminded me a lot of 80s Prince. Shy. Musical Genius.

What went on with the drugs & stuff later on reminds me of what I think is going on with Britney Spears NOW. But anyway.

Then Mommy Dearest came over to see our new door & she brought the "Roots" DVD with her. She said "I don't know if Evan should watch it now. But it's your choice..."

I'd been asking her for months if she had it on DVD & not VHS.

So of course we started watching it immediately, LOL.

She's so "old fashioned". I assume it was the boobage going on that made her think he shouldn't see it.

I feel that it's hypocritical of me to freak out when he sees boobs on a movie. People act like African boobs are OK to see on National Geographic but have an anyeurysm when it's white boobies (not that there ARE any white breasts in Roots, but WTFever.) As long as it's not in a sexual context, I don't see the problem.

OMG. EVERY TIME this boy uses the PC, he puts i-tunes on "Repeat 1 song". I hate that.

Entyway, that's what I'm NOT going to try again, LOL.

Him "Guest Posting" on my blog.

I think he gets "stage fright".

In person, he's really funny & really smart. But unless I'm asking him questions like on a video blog or voice blog, he doesn't know what to say.

I TOLD HIM to write about what he thought about Jimi Hendrix & the first 2 parts of Roots. But did he??? NO. *sigh*

Then he didn't even turn the PC off.

I fell asleep watching "A Beautiful Mind" & then I wake up and see this glowing green light from over here. Nothing should be glowing over here at night.

So that's why I'm online at O'dark thirty.

To shut the computer down.

But I decided to post first, LOL.

My back hurts. Did I say that already?

Back to the heating pad.


Listening to: Missy Elliott - The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
via FoxyTunes

Listening to: Chris Brown Ft. T Pain - Kiss Kiss
via FoxyTunes

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Evan's 1st Guest Post

I'm extremely bored! I don't have much to say...hi. What's up people I don't know?:-/ Blah.

Mom is irritating me...HELP ME !!!!!!

Here's one of my favorite youtube videos. I watch until The Dictator/Nagger (Evil lady) asks me how many times I'm going to watch it.

Listening to: Rick Ross Ft. Jay-Z & Young Jeezy - Hustlin (Remix)
via FoxyTunes

My dominant intelligence is linguistic.


Your Dominant Intelligence is Linguistic Intelligence

You are excellent with words and language. You explain yourself well.

An elegant speaker, you can converse well with anyone on the fly.

You are also good at remembering information and convincing someone of your point of view.

A master of creative phrasing and unique words, you enjoy expanding your vocabulary.

You would make a fantastic poet, journalist, writer, teacher, lawyer, politician, or translator.

Listening to: Janet Jackson (feat. Q-tip And Joni Mitchell) - Got til It's Gone
via FoxyTunes

More Entrecard Link Love

I just added the "Recent Drops" widget to my sidebar right under my Entrecard. I got it from Createlf.

Thanks! :-)

Listening to: Aaliyah - Are You That Somebody?
via FoxyTunes

I suck

56 words

free Touch typing

I used to type 115 wpm. But that was years ago, LOL.

Yesterday - 2/16/08

Was an interesting day.

First, it started with another crazy ass dream.

We were at Mommy Dearest's house. (We being me, MD, my niece & MD's Other Daughter.) MOD got pissed at MD for something. So she picked up the monitor of the computer & threw it on the floor. Then she threw the PC tower on the floor.

Me - You owe me $500, bitch! That was MY computer, not your mother's!!

So next thing I know, she's trying to put the damned PC back together. Whatever was on the monitor looked like some insane Matrix shit.

Then MD & I are in the car.

Me - I don't care if she does manage to fix it, I want a new computer. And I'm suing the bitch if I don't get it!
MD - Angelika...
Me - NO! I don't care! You ALWAYS take her side even when you KNOW she's wrong. I'm sick of this shit.

I don't remember what else, but I woke up when someone knocked on my door.

Remember when I told you I was getting a new kitchen? And then it took them 4 days to replace my water heater & give me hot water?

That was a couple of months ago.

So yesterday, they replaced my door. This new one is metal. The old one was wood. It needed replacing.

Get this.

Allegedly, they are going to replace 1 (one) cabinet in my kitchen this week.

Only one.

Then next month, allegedly, they're going to replace the sink & the other cabinets.

I will believe it when I see it.

The thing is, the new cabinets are white.

All my other cabinets have that fake wood paneling or whatever...


One white cabinet. Probably for weeks.

Anyway, I was in a bad effing mood the rest of the day. Had to go to Wal-mart to get new keys made.

OH! I forgot the best part.

You know the coving? or molding or whatever that goes on the outside of the door on the wall?

There is none of that. Just wall, blank space, door. The new screen door looks too short for the space. There's like 1/4 an inch above and below. So in the summer, lots of hot air will get in. In the winter, lots of cold air will get in.

Whooooooo hoooooooo.

I'm so excited.

Every.single.landlord I've had (I think this is the 4th one) hires friends to do the labor here because it's cheaper than a professional. You get what you pay for.


I stay here because the neighborhood is good & it's cheap. Other people live in apartments that are the size of my living room and pay $600/month.

Fuck THAT.

My only other option would be to move to the geedee projects and have cement walls.

Fuck that too.

So I stay in my dump....

At least it's "mine", LOL. I've been here 15 years. That's a lot of accumulated shit, you know? I so don't want to pack & unpack all of my crap...

That is all.

On this date in Black History - 2/17

In 1870 - Congress passed resolution readmitting Mississippi on condition that it would never change its constitution to disenfranchise Blacks.

All Black Facts are from Black Facts Online, so if you find an error, take it up with them. :-)

Entrecard News

First, An Unsuspecting Notebook is now my best Entrecard Advertiser ever. I got 320 clicks on my advert on his blog on 2/15. That's what my statistics say. But 320? Really? MMmmmk...

Second, I won 800 credits from Joe Tech because It's Worth Knowing clicked on my Entrecard Slots widget and won 200 EC. Then he doubled it by favoriting Joe and doubled that by writing a recommendation. Since he came from my blog, I also won 800 EC. WHOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO!

I just got an e-mail that jDonuts sent me 20 EC for a "good comment". Cool! :-)

Saturday, February 16, 2008

The Curse of Valentine's Day

I found this post while I was EC Dropping.

I liked the Anti Valentine's Day images. The one with the stuffed dog. LMFAO!

On this date in Black History - 2/16

In 1923 - On this day Bessie Smith makes her first recording, "Down Hearted Blues," which sells 800,000 copies for Columbia Records.

All Black Facts are from Black Facts Online, so if you find an error, take it up with them. :-)

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Friday, February 15, 2008

On this date in Black History - 2/15

In 1848 - Sarah Roberts was barred from a white school in Boston. Her father, Benjamin Roberts, filed the first school integration suit on her behalf.

All Black Facts are from Black Facts Online, so if you find an error, take it up with them. :-)

Listening to: Justin Timberlake - LoveStoned/I Think She Knows Interlude
via FoxyTunes

Free Radio

Have you seen this show?

I decided to tape it once just to see what it was about. Now it's one of my series with a "Season Pass".

It's taped like a reality show. But I don't believe that it really is. You can read about it HERE.

Anyway, Lance is an idiot.

He continually mispronounces names or gets people confused with other celebrities.

Today they had some Actress, (we'll call her Jane Jensen because I don't remember her real name), with Jane Johnson. He was going on & on about how awesome Jane Johnson's career has been when Anna (his co-host) tells him who she really is.

He is completely artless. He insults the actors without even trying, LOL. He insults Anna ALL THE TIME.

He still has the job because the ratings have gone up...

On the episode I got today, he got his first intern. One of the things he told the intern is that he has to flush all the toilets because he doesn't have time to do it himself.

Then he takes the intern into the bathroom & finds a "floater" in the toilet bowl. So he says "Well, there's no place to put it, I guess I'll have to eat it."

It's a candy bar, of course. But when he tells everyone about his little "joke", Anna & Howie Mandell still say "Dude, you ate out of the toilet. That is unsanitary. Etc."

He's so clueless! I LOVE IT! Here's a clip from the first show with Keifer Sutherland.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Mommy Dearest came over today

She always knocks the same way so that we know that it's her.

It was already dark! (She usually doesn't go out after dark.)

Anyway, Evan slammed the sliding glass door open & pinched his finger. Got a blood blister.

I got a blood blister when we went to freaking Walmart to buy freaking Mommy Dearest's Bday present.

I took pictures.

It really hurt. (You can virtually kiss my boo boo by leaving a comment. Thanks.)

So after he stopped screaming:

Me - You just did that so you won't have to wash the dishes.

I was joking, of course. BUT

MD - No he didn't! Why don't YOU do the dishes?
Evan - She just said she was going to do the dishes.
MD - Oh. I didn't hear that.
Me - Because you jumped all over me! I didn't get any sympathy when I got pinched by the damned wheelchair at wal-mart! LOOK!
MD - Well, I brought you guys some presents.

She brought Evan a microwave grill that he can use instead of the George Foreman. With a cookbook. Tomorrow morning he's going to try that thing with the egg in the middle of the toast. (It will probably be easier in a skillet, but whatever.)

She brought me a PedEgg.

Me - YAY! What is it?

It's pretty cool. I usually do my feet in the shower. But this is cool too. She got 2, that's why I got one.

Anyway, she stayed over here until 8:45!!!

Evan thought I was going to let him stay up until she left. He thought wrong. HA!

8 PM until his next report card. (I got a progress report today. He's doing better, but he still needs to pull up his social studies & science grades.)

So I was watching Survivor & she starts whispering. Finally I said "WHAT? Why are you whispering?"

MD - I didn't know if you were asleep.
Me - It's like 8:30. I won't go to bed until 5 am more than likely.
MD - Well you looked like you were asleep.
Me - I was watching TV!
MD - Am I keeping you off of the computer?
Me - Yesssssssss.
MD - Well, I'm leaving soon.
Me - Ok.

First I had to add more minutes to her tiny ass NetPhone. Have you seen those things? Ew. They're tiny. Like toddler sized.

I have to tinkle.

I'm out!

Listening to: Missy Elliott - The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
via FoxyTunes

No idea why

I've been seeing so many commercials lately.

But this is just weird.

This commercial cracks me up!

I reminds me of the scene in "Bruce Almighty" when Jim Carrey's character is making Steve Carell's character speak nonsense on camera.


Listening to: Mary J Blige - Just Fine
via FoxyTunes

Valentine's Day Link Love

Yeah. I hate Valentine's Day.

But, I LOVE backlinks, LOL.

I was dropping my Entrecard when I came across a blog that decided to give some link love to her readers.

I don't have a Wordpress Blog, so I can't provide a link to your latest blog post. But YOU can, if you comment. Mine is a "Do Follow" blog. So unless your blog is a porn site, I'll leave your link up. Comment away (one link per person/blog please).

On this date in Black History - 2/14

In 1936 - National Negro Congress organized at Chicago meeting attended by 817 delegates representing more than 500 organizations. Asa Phillip Randolph of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters was elected president of the new organization.

All Black Facts are from Black Facts Online, so if you find an error, take it up with them. :-)

Thirteen Favorite Country Songs

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


You know, I'm not ordinarily a person who believes in frivolous lawsuits, but if some "Officer of the Law" treated Evan this way, I'd hire a lawyer to not only take his badge, but his house, car & 90% of his future earnings too.

Cocksucking son of a bitch.

I originally saw this on Joe Tech's Blog. I agree with him that this dumbass should be FIRED immediately!

Charlie Bit Me!

Listening to: Justin Timberlake - LoveStoned/I Think She Knows Interlude
via FoxyTunes

New M. Night Shyamalan Movie

Blog Award & Random Stuff

There's a lot that has happened related to my blog the past few days. With my back hurting & all, I haven't really kept up with it.

So, here's what I think happened, LOL.

1. Randi gave me an award.

Wheeeeeeee! Someone who doesn't call me "Too Outspoken", LOL.

Another person gave me the Blogger's Excellence Award (or something), but I can't remember who. (Sorry)

2. I won the first round of the Blogger's Cup at the Get Traffic Blog. So thank you to anyone who voted for me. :-)

3. Bebo Author was my BEST Entrecard Advertiser ever. I got 103 clicks from her blog to mine in ONE DAY! That was awesome. :-)

4. I think it was Claire who gave me 500 Entrecard credits too? I don't know. And I can't find the e-mail that told me about it (and apparently Entrecard doesn't keep up with that kind of stuff...)

5. Getting Gruntled wrote me a really nice recommendation out of the blue:

There's a certain type of insight that only shows up when you get that second-wind during an all-nighter. Angelika has these all the time. Must be the insomnia. That and the appreciation of her son, and for good actors, to boot!

6. Crafter BS also wrote me a recommendation. I have to admit, I don't remember seeing her blog before. (So soddy)

Really cool blog. I'm an insomniac myself. And that Hugh is just tooooo darn cute, and I'm so glad to see his face on your blog!

With posts like this one, though, I will be stopping back often, LOL.

I don't remember what else.

Did I tell you that the Dr. recommended I take the xanax twice a day?

I'm pretty sure that's why my back hurts so bad. Going from 2 hours of sleep a day to 16 (or something) is just too much. So for the past 3 days I only take it at night.

Which is why I haven't been keeping up with my TV show synopses.

I don't even remember what the hell came on in the past 4 or 5 days, LOL.

That is all.

I must go post whore at JJHF or I'll be truncated at the end of the month posting totals...

On this date in Black History - 2/13

In 1892 - The first African American performers, the World's Fair Colored Opera Company, appear at Carnegie Hall.

All Black Facts are from Black Facts Online, so if you find an error, take it up with them. :-)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Why did I get married?

So I got this for Mommy Dearest's birthday. I also got a copy for myself.

It is SO GOOD! I liked the play and I wasn't sure how I'd feel about the movie.

Madea's Family Reunion & Diary of a Mad Black Woman were also plays first & then turned into movies & I liked the plays better.

Of course, there were changes from the play. But I was ok with these changes, LOL.

I'm just going to tell you a little bit because I want you to SEE THIS MOVIE.

4 couples have been friends since college. Every year, they go on a "Couples Retreat".

The couples are:

Janet Jackson & Malik Yoba
Tyler Perry & Sharon Leal
Jill Scott & Richard T Jones
Michael Jai White & Tasha Smith

So, it starts with all the couples showing up at the cabin in the mountains. We'll say Colorado because I don't really remember where they went & it's not important, LOL.

Jill Scott invites her best single friend to come along. The friend (henceforth known as Skanky Ho) sits beside Jill's husband on the plane. Jill sits beside some man who complains that she's too big & so she had to get off of the plane because she didn't purchase 2 seats for herself.

Now, this is just me, but if they told me that I had to get off the plane, my husband WOULD be coming with me. But no, the asshole husband just says stuff like "Well, she can drive. Or maybe she should walk & lose some of that weight."

So Jill leaves her husband & Skanky Ho on the plane to drive herself up to the mountains.

In the cabin we find out what all the couple's problems are.

Tyler Perry wants another child.
Tasha Smith drinks too much & her husband has VD and hasn't told her.
Janet Jackson & her hubby are supposed to be the perfect couple.

One night, Tasha has just enough to drink to tell Jill Scott that her husband is sleeping with Skanky Ho. Then ALL the secrets come out.

These are the changes I was talking about. That dinner scene was AWESOME!

My favorite part was when Jill Scott smacks the fuck out of her asshole husband with a bottle of wine, LOL.

Janet Jackson gave an incredible performance. Really. I didn't know she had it in her. Jill Scott was phenomenal too.

That is all.

Because even though I laid on the heating pad for hours, my back is still hurting.

And just in case you were wondering, Mommy Dearest had a great birthday. She received calls from ALL of her children & ALL of her friends. I even said "I love you, Momma" when I called after Evan dropped off her cards & present.

But only because it was her birthday....

Listening to: Chuck Brown - Bustin' Loose
via FoxyTunes

It's Mommy Dearest's Birthday


My back is really hurting. I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE THE HOUSE. But since I didn't get her anything for Christmas (what do you get for the person who, literally, has everything???) I guess I'll go.

I got her "Why did I get Married" the movie. Well, I'm going to get it, LOL. When Evan comes home I'll send him into Wal-mart to pick it up.

Her birthday needs to fall on a day that is more compatible with me physically next year...

Listening to: Missy Elliott - The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
via FoxyTunes

Tina's Tuesdays - 2/12/08

Topic: Last 5 things

1. What were the last five foods you ate?
Um...Honey Bunches of Oats w/Chocolate, Turkey Sandwich, Potato Chips, 2 fudge filled hearts...Mojo flavored Chicken from Wal Mart.

2. What were the last five songs you listened to?

3. What were the last five things you did in the past few hours?
Reached in vain to turn off my alarm clock until Evan said "I'll get it."
Said "Bye, baby."
Cleaned the bathroom.
Dropped some Entrecards.

The next five things I'm going to do are:
Take my meds
Take aspirin for my headache
Run some dishwater
Vacuum the living room carpet
Lay on the heating pad because my back is killing me.

Listening to: Heavy D - Justa Interlude
via FoxyTunes

Monday, February 11, 2008


All the Monday memes have something to do with Valentine's Day.

To paraphrase Cameron from House, MD:

"Valentine's Day is for people who are already paired up. For everyone else, it's just Monday."

On this date in Black History - 2/11

In 1644 - First Black legal protest in America pressed by eleven Blacks who petitioned for freedom in New Netherlands (New York). Council of New Netherlands freed the eleven petitioners because they had "served the Company seventeen or eighteen years" and had been "long since promised their freedom on the same footing as other free people in New Netherlands."

All Black Facts are from Black Facts Online, so if you find an error, take it up with them. :-)

Friday, February 08, 2008

Saturday Special

~Just Name One~

1. Thing You're Afraid To Do?: Get married

2. Thing Scientists Need To Invent?: An inoculation against ALL venereal diseases in one shot.

3. Thing That Would Make You Very Happy?: Sex

4. Thing About Valentine's Day That's Special To You?: That it only happens once a year.

Listening to: Ludacris - Saturday
via FoxyTunes

Thursday, February 07, 2008

This is classic pre-puberty Evan

So, I anticipated that the xanax would knock me out.

I wrote a note for Evan to read when he got home from school & wrapped the remote in it so he couldn't claim that he hadn't seen it.

The note said:

Evan. Went to the dr. today. I do not feel good. Leave me alone.
DO YOUR HOMEWORK then you can watch what you want on TV. Eat some fruit & or vegetables with dinner. DO NOT MAKE ANY NOISE. Go to bed at 8:00!

I set my alarm clock for 8:00 pm just to make sure he'd go to bed on time & put it right beside my head.

I woke up at 8:46 pm. I found this note on the alarm clock that he had moved (clearly, I never heard it, LOL.):

I did my homework. I finished "The Time Machine" by HG Wells. I ate a hamburger & some watermelon. I went to bed doo-doo face, but at 8:01. HA! Nyauka!!!!!!!!

He's cracks me up sometimes. :-)

I went to the doctor.

Because after I posted my last message, I went to the bathroom & ended up sobbing for about 20 minutes.

I knew I was "getting" depressed (one of the wonderful symptoms of MS) but it really hadn't been bad enough for me to feel like I needed to take an anti depressant.

This week, I constantly feel like I'm either going to scream or cry.


Nothing is satisfying me anymore. (Can you believe that I had Tuesday's House episode taped for more than 24 hours & hadn't watched it? I usually start watching it after it's been recording for 30 minutes so I can zap through the commercials.)

I was going to change my template. I mean, I obviously did, but I don't like it and I just don't give enough of a shit to change it back.


So, got a new (to me) anti depressant & some xanax (sp?) until the AD kicks in.

Now I'm going to go to bed & read a book that I've already read because I don't even feel like I can take a chance that I won't like the ending, LOL.

I've got Duma Key sitting right by my bed now. But I think I'll read one of the Harry Potters again...


Um...something is going on with me...

Ok, sometime in 2007 I saw that 2girls video.

Because if you tell me NOT to look, I have to look.

I was more disgusted than you can imagine. Like I couldn't eat or even think about food for 3 days disgusted. Like constantly on the verge of vomiting disgusted. Like I couldn't close my eyes without seeing that filth disgusted.

So I learned something. That thing being "Maybe I DON'T need to see everything."


But it wasn't so much the images that disgusted me. It was the depravity of human beings. The depths to which people will sink just for their 15 minutes of fame/infamy.

Then someone sent me a link to some woman who set herself on fire.

I lost it.

That image was disturbing. But on the heels of the 2 girls "incident", it was just too much for me to take.

I have become disgusted by most things people are doing these days. Especially "women". I don't really consider them women. They're females. Not WOMEN.

I've always been a bit of a prude. The older I get, the more prudish I get. With some things, I am growing more tolerant.

But with this other depraved shit that goes on, I just get more sad & hopeless.

I wonder what the FUCK God is waiting for?!?!

WHY is He sitting up there letting this world get sicker & sicker?

I realized that something was seriously wrong when I had 2 episodes of Nip/Tuck taped for about a week & hadn't watched them. I just kept clicking "Keep for 2 days" whenever my little ! showed up.

Last night I watched one of them.

I've never been grossed out by blood & guts, but I had to watch that episode with my eyes half shut.

Then I watched the other one this morning.

I realized that I was scared to see what was going to happen next.

Me. Scared. Of a television show.

Nothing scares me.

Except the state of the world today.

How insane people seem to be.

How everyone else seems to feed on the insanity like vampires.

Like this Britney Spears thing.

I'd heard that she was committed & ordered to stay for 10 days or something.

I thought "Good, maybe she'll be able to wake the fuck up and actually see what's been going on in her life."

But no. She's out now.


I don't think you do.

Let me try to put this in terms that you might understand.

I hate Oprah. I think everyone knows this.

It's as if Oprah fell down & scraped her knee and instead of thinking "Good! I hate that bitch! I hope it gets infected and her leg falls off.", I find myself thinking "OMG! I hope she's going to be ok. I'm going to send her a pair of knee pads so this never happens again."


But it's not about Britney. It's about everyone/everything else & my reaction to it.

I'm losing my fucking mind.

I don't know what's happening to me.


I can't watch Nip/Tuck anymore.

Or anything that shows people at their worst.


I'm going to have to start watching Nickelodeon or something....
Listening to: Ludacris - Girls Gone Wild
via FoxyTunes

On this date in Black History - 2/7

In 1926 - Carter G. Woodson creates Negro History Week. In 1976 it became Black History Month.

All Black Facts are from Black Facts Online, so if you find an error, take it up with them. :-)

Listening to: Janet Jackson - If (Extended Mix)
via FoxyTunes

What is it with older people & voice mail??

EVERY.SINGLE.TIME my mother calls & leaves a voice message, it sounds like this:

"Angelikaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, this is your motherrrrrrrrr, I'm calling to tell you blah blah motherfucking blah. So call me back. This is your motherrrrrrrrrrr."

I know what the fuck her voice sounds like. I've heard it for 36 mothereffing years (if you count the time in the womb.)

WHYYYYYYYYYY does she have to tell me who it is?

WHYYYYYYYY does she have to talk so fucking slow???

What the hell?

This is why I hate talking to her on the phone (I hate talking to her regardless, but it's worse on the phone). She does not understand the concept of "Brief". As soon as I hear her voice, I click "DELETE". She'll come by if it's important. And she hates coming by almost as much as I have having her come by, LOL.

Here is my imitation of my motherrrrrrrrrrr on my voice mail.

Reply | Copy This


I got a headache just hearing her voice on my geedee voice mail.

I would change my number, but Suck Up Evan would call her & she'd have it on her geedee caller ID anyway.

I need a valium. Or an orgasm. Or something...

Listening to: LL Cool J - Loungin(who do you love)
via FoxyTunes

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Thursday Memeage - 2/7/08

3x Thursday

1. If you're an American, are you registered to vote? If not, why not? Does it matter to you? If you do not live in the USA, what type of government does your country have? Between yours and ours, which government is better? Why? Yes, I'm registered to vote.

2. Registered American voter or not, what do you think of all these primary elections leading up to the real thing 9 months from now? Does it matter to you? Why/why not? Do you think it matters at *all*? Why/why not?
I wish it didn't take months and months. I do not like all of the political ads, all the politicians showing up EVERYWHERE, etc. But I realize that a lot of people don't actually do research into the candidates. They vote the same way their husband/boyfriend/mother/father/Oprah/best friend tells them to. (Idiots, IOW) Yes it matters. If everybody sits at home and doesn't vote in the primary elections, that means that you are trusting OTHER PEOPLE to make the decision for you. You might not think that your individual vote counts, but it does. Politicians will do what the fuck they want if they have no indication of what WE want. Besides letters & Gallup polls, voting is the only way to send them the message about what we want.

3. What qualities does your ideal presidential candidate possess? What do you want to see changed? What do you want to see happen in general? Is there any hope for any of it to come true?
Qualities? I don't know if I give a shit about that. All of them lie. All of them make promises that they can't or won't keep. I guess I'm looking for a charismatic leader who can sway me in their direction & make me believe that their plan for the country is the best.

Listening to: Timbaland - Way I Are (Feat. Keri Hilson & D.O.E.)
via FoxyTunes

Thursday Challenge: Emotion

Listening to: Limp Bizkit - Its Just One Of Those Days
via FoxyTunes

On this date in Black History - 2/6

In 1820 - The first organized emigration back to Africa begins when 86 free African Americans leave New York Harbor aboard the Mayflower of Liberia. They are bound for the British colony of Sierra Leone, which welcomes free African Americans as well as fugitive slaves.

All Black Facts are from Black Facts Online, so if you find an error, take it up with them. :-)

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Evan asked me if I have PMS

I knew a long time ago that a lot of male characteristics were (had to be) biological & not learned behavior.

Like leaving the toilet seat up.
Like not being able to see something right in front of your freaking face.

But this is the first time he's ever asked me if I had PMS.

Me - No.
E - Well you're acting like it.
E - Or what?
Me - Or how I'm acting right now will seem like Christmas in comparison to how I'm about to start acting.

The boy has apparently NOT been doing his homework.

It's fucking crazy.

He comes home. Has books. Does shit. Never turns it in???

So I had a talk with all of his teachers Friday.

All of them said that he should be making straight A's (No shit.)

His MATH teacher told me that even without doing homework, he made the B on his report card....

His READING/SPELLING teacher (He always gets A's in Spelling, but this time he made a C in reading) told me that with his COLLEGE FRESHMAN reading level, he should have no problem with the maximum 8th grade reading level books in his school library.

His History told me that last year, he was always the first one with his hand up to answer questions. Now, he doesn't participate at all.

So this weekend I bought him a newspaper. Made him right write (see what happens when I'm so pissed off that I don't proofread before I publish??) reports on the economy, global warming & other shit in the paper. Truancy...

I also make him read 1 hr per day now. (Before, I thought "He clearly knows how to read, so why should I force him?")

Unhooked the cable, took away the DVD player & the game cube. New bedtime is 8 pm instead of 9 pm. Erased all of his cartoons from the DVR recording schedule.

I told him I was going "Dr. Phil" on his ass until the next report card.


I also made him write reports on what he wanted to be when he grows up and how it will feel when his younger cousins are in the same grade he's in next year & knowing that he's in that situation because he didn't "feel like" doing his work. (It's not that bad, but he doesn't realize that.)

So anyway earlier he's making his usual irritating noises:

Me: STOP! This is why I can't wait for bedtime. Why do you ALWAYS have to make some kind of noise? I'm so glad you have to go to bed at 8.
E: Because of YOU.
Me: No. Because YOU don't want to do your EFFING HOMEWORK!!!! Don't try to blame this on me. If you did the things you're supposed to be doing, Ms. Nana'sChurchMember/SchoolEmployee would not have told Nana about this bullshit which caused her to COME TO MY DAMNED HOUSE and I wouldn't have had to GO TO THE DAMNED SCHOOL to talk to your teachers. I told you last year that if I EVER had to go to that school again, you would be sorry. And if you don't pull your grades up, it's going to get worse. It can get worse now if you don't STOP MAKING THE FUCKING NOISE!!!!

Honestly, we go through this shit every year. He always stops doing his work around December. But I go talk to the teachers & it's ok.

This year, I talked to the teachers when it started. It just didn't get better.

And fucking Mommy Dearest comes knocking on my door.

Just what I need.

Is this what puberty is like?


What has happened to my boy??? *sob*

Listening to: Aaliyah - Are You That Somebody?
via FoxyTunes

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