Monday, March 31, 2008

My new Entrecard

I know I only waited for opinions today, but I kind of liked the crazy one more anyway, LOL.

Now I'm going to put in a House Season 3 DVD & fall asleep.

All day I've been cleaning. (I get in that mood sometimes.)

Evan went to bed EARLY. He was falling asleep at 7:30 so I told him to go ahead and go to bed and for once, he didn't argue. I guess he was tuckered out from all that standardized testing he did today. (It seems like they do this several times a year. And this is an all week thing. They should be taking more time to TEACH, IMO.)

Night! :-)

Now playing: DMX - Party Up In Here
via FoxyTunes

Blog News - 3/31/08

First, my blog is featured in Blogger's Showroom again! The last time was quite a while ago, before they had the new sidebar sized widgets, so I e-mailed them & got a new feature in response! Wheeeeeeeeeeee!
Go vote for me. Thanks.

Second, one of my JJHF Peeps has joined Entrecard. YAY! Shawna does absolutely GORGEOUS pictures. She already has a button in my sidebar for her photography business, but I'm glad she's joined EC now because she'll get much more exposure. :-)

Now playing: Ludacris - Girls Gone Wild
via FoxyTunes

My Top Entrecard Droppers for the month of March are:

WildClips Comedy - 29
Scott's Space - 28
Frank Kanu's Books - 28
Yimto Affiliate Marketing Blog - 28
An Unsuspecting Notebook - 27
I am BM Kia! - 27
Blogging MoRe - 26
Found Shit - 26
Scramories - 26

Now playing: Missy Elliott - Ching-A-Ling (Feat. Jay-Z) (Remix) (Dirty)
via FoxyTunes

Top Clicks by Widget

Random Musings of a Deranged Soul - 293
Black Tennis Pro's - 246
Monkey Fables And Tales - 163
An Unsuspecting Notebook. - 159
inside a bum's mind - 148
Blogging MoRe - 142
Hash It Out! - 138
Beeker's Words - 130
On The Bricks - 122
Blogsters Guild - 108

Now playing: Jennifer Lopez - Do It Well ft Ludacris
via FoxyTunes

Best Value by Widget

Honestly Swinging - 0.36
By the Sea - 0.89
Mixed - 0.92
On The Bricks - 1.30
Luna Tail - 1.33
Getting a Grip on Grace - 2.00
Confessions of an Organized Mess - 2.57
I Wandered - 3.00
Monkey Fables And Tales - 3.12
Black Tennis Pro's - 3.23

Now playing: Adina Howard - Freak Like Me
via FoxyTunes

I'm going to change my Entrecard. I went HERE to create the face. It's pretty cool. Not the hair choices I'd like but you get what you pay for, right? LOL.

Which one do you like better? I think I need to change the background on the second one to a lighter color & the font on the first one to something more easily read, but which face do you like better?

Top or Bottom? 1st or 2nd? Let me know in the comments. Thanks! :-)

Now playing: Janet Jackson - Feedback
via FoxyTunes

Sunday, March 30, 2008

I don't remember who told me about

my comments (on the post pages) being cut off. Today's the first time I noticed it. The situation has been rectified.

Thank you for letting me know! :-)

This week's song is "Are you that somebody?" by Aaliyah. It was one of my favorite songs when it came out & it's still one of my favorite songs today.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Remember this from the Cosby Show?

Good memories. :-)

Torturing Evan & You too. :-)

Evan is playing Lego Star Wars. He told me my music was too loud. So I started singing. I could not resist recording him without his knowledge.

I KNOW that I cannot sing. That is why it's so enjoyable singing at the top of my voice while he's trying to concentrate.


Comment | Copy This

Now playing: Day 26 - GOT ME GOING - EXTENDED
via FoxyTunes

Friday, March 28, 2008

High Five Friday & other crap

So yesterday MD was over here to bring us some ribs that she grilled. She brought them right after she grilled them so they did not taste like perfume (YAY!). Anyway, she said she was going to Wal-mart today & I told her that I wanted to go with her because we need some milk & whatnot.

Today my back is killing me. I tried from 10 am to 11:12 am (when she showed up) to call & tell her that I didn't feel like going with her. She was watching Barack Obama on "The View" so she took the phone off the hook. Even though she recorded it. I think she has a new crush. (He kind of looks like my nephews, though. Ew.)

She wanted me to print some Martha Stewart recipe for her. I had no printer paper. She told me to write down what paper I needed (I told her just regular white copier paper. She still made me write it down.) and she'd get some for me. She said if she remembered, she'd come back. But if she didn't, I wouldn't see her again today.

2 hours after she left, I started thinking "Damn. Last time I tried to start the car, it didn't want to start. I'd better go see if it will car start today." (I don't start my car every day, or even every week. Had I thought about it, I would have started it every day just to keep it charged.)

Of course, it didn't start.

So while I'm out there wondering who the hell to call to take my battery off & take it up to Wal-mart to get a new battery, she pulls up.

MD - "Where are YOU going???"
Me - Nowhere. After you left I remembered that my car didn't want to start the last time I drove it so I thought I'd check. So I need you to take me to the grocery store to get some milk.
MD - I brought you some milk & some paper.
Me - YAY! I still need bread and other stuff for the boy this weekend. (She brought me 1% milk. Better than Whole milk, but not my usual Skim.)
MD - *dramatic sigh* I have meat in the trunk.
Me - Well go home & put it in the fridge. I can wait. (I was wearing clothes & my house shoes.)
MD - No. Once I get home I'm not coming back out.

So I hopped in the car & we went to the grocery store where I tried to remember the crap that Evan actually eats & enough to last for a week or so. I did ask her to take us to do the laundry on Sunday. She said "I'm getting sick of y'all."


So Evan comes home breathless & tells me that he MUST go back to the Civil War Reenactment that they're having this weekend (He went there on a field trip today.) because he'd left his jacket.

Me - Well maybe one of the teachers there saw it and will take it back to school.
Evan - But they're only going to be there this weekend!
Me - Well I can't take you anywhere because the car won't start.
Evan - WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY won't the car start?
Me - I don't care! Call Nana and ask her to take you.

So she made me go with them. She didn't know where it was being held (Neither did I, but she gets very flustered very easily & would rather be lost with me than with a 12 year old boy, LOL.) Once again, I got into the car with my house shoes on.

Evan kept saying that he knew the way. *Imagine me rolling my eyes.*

So we're in the car and he's trying to tell Nana about some of the people that he saw there.

Me - Evan, where did the school bus turn?
Evan - After the grocery store. So anyway, the guy said -
Me - Did he turn left or right?
Evan - Right I think. The guy said -
MD - This is why I need you here. So you can translate his directions.
Evan - The guy said -
Me - Evan. You can tell us about the guy AFTER we've gotten to the reenactment, ok? There's a sign. It's pointing left. Turn here. Right here. LEFT HERE!

Of course she passed the turn & had to turn around.

So we got there & everybody knew my mother (the men directing traffic). She used to substitute teach so everyone (including the kids who've gotten older & fatter & had kids of their own) still calls her Mrs. Lastname.

Evan & I went to the first tent & told them about his jacket. Left a # for them to call. Blah blah. I had to walk over all those ginormous rocks with my house shoes on. House shoes are not made for walking outside on gravel/rocks. Neither is a wheeled walker...

Then MD brought us home and said she was sick of us & she wasn't coming in.

Me - Not even to watch AL?
MD - Well, maybe.
Evan - Aaaaaaaaaalllll. Aaaaaaaallllllllll.
MD - You guys are just trying to pacify me by bringing up Al.
Me - Maybe you want to get home so you can watch Obama again.
MD - No! Just for that, I'm coming in to watch Al.

***2½ hours later***

I just remembered that I didn't put up my ^5s. So here they be:

The Loquacious Jillian has an interesting post about a Teddy Pendergrass song. :-)

Karlonia has her Second English Lesson up!

Buffy's Blog has this funny tale.

Mike Lawson from "What some would call lies" has an 80s TV Theme Song Quiz.

Avery has a refreshing & thoughtful post about men on her blog. :-)

Epiblogger has an insightful post about being yourself when you blog.

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!

Now playing: Jeffrey Osbourne - And oh
via FoxyTunes

Bulimic or Pregnant? *Possibly TMI*

A couple of weeks ago I was using the bathroom & I kept hearing gagging. I thought it was Evan making some noise to get on my nerves (He does that constantly) so I yelled:

"What the H E Double Hockey Sticks are you doing?"

He comes to the bottom of the stairs and says "What?"

Then I realized that it was next door. (The walls are really thin here. Which is why I have a radio in the bathroom that comes on automatically when I turn on the light, so that no one will hear me when I'm taking care of bidness.)

It wasn't normal vomiting sounds.

I don't know about you, but when I vomit, it's forceful & I can barely catch my breath.

This sounded like catching your breath, shoving your finger down your throat, then doing it again when the stuff that hits the bowl isn't as much as you expected.

Because the plops DO NOT sound like a full dinner or whatever. (Yes, the walls are that thin. So thin that I know if it's a woman or a man using the bathroom from the sound of the liquid hitting the water in the bowl.)

Anyway, I assumed that she ate something bad.

But since then I've noticed that when the kids (In general, not hers. Hers are about 2 & not yet toddling.) are at school & the employed people are at work, she's in the bathroom vomiting.

I don't know this woman.

I barely use the front door.

What I know is that her husband/baby daddy doesn't do ANYTHING to take care of the kids when she's not there. I can always tell when she's not there because both babies are screaming. Then she gets home and says "I can hear them crying from outside! Where were you!?!?"

I can understand if she's bulimic. It has to be stressful having 2 children in diapers & no help from your live in man. Maybe that's how she deals with it?

But God help her if she's pregnant.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

George Michael on TV TONIGHT!

George Michael is going to guest on Eli Stone tonight on ABC at 11pm EST. Watch it! :-)

**Update** 3/28/08 The episode was good! (I haven't seen one that wasn't.) so go watch it online RIGHT NOW! Or else...


I'll be really sad.

Or something.

Now playing: George Michael - Amazing
via FoxyTunes

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

So I'm a homosexual?

Your Inner Gender is Male

You are rational, matter of fact, and quite dominant.

You like to get things done, without any emotional messiness.

You truly don't understand most women. And you definitely feel more comfortable around men.

No doubt about it. You're a guy - at least on the inside.

Dear Entrecard Droppers,

If you have auto play music on your blog, DO NOT DROP ON ME. When I go to reciprocate drops on me, I hate having to pause my own music (or television) until I find the offensive website and close the window.

Thank you,

For the offending website in particular:

Wenn Sie Selbstspielmusik auf Ihrem blog haben, FALLEN Sie NICHT AUF MICH. Ich hasse pausieren zu müssen meine eigene Musik (oder Fernsehen) bis ich die beleidigende Web site finde und das Fenster schließe.


I wouldn't WANT to be a vampire.

Anne Rice has made it very sexy & enticing. But when I think about living for centuries, it just makes me tired.

You Could Be a Vampire... If You Had To

Like most people, the thought of being a vampire has crossed your mind. But you're not sure if you'd do it, even if you could.

Living forever doesn't sound half bad, if you could live forever with the people you love the most.

But do vampires even love? And would the vampire version of you even be you?

It's all too much to contemplate. Luckily, the chances of you ever becoming a vampire are astronomically low.

What you would like best about being a vampire: Living forever

What you would like least about being a vampire: Blood stained teeth

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Groove is in the heart

New song of the week!

My computer has been acting retarded all day. I assume it's a network problem. Some sites work, some don't.


Enjoy the song. :-)

The Incredible Hulk Trailer


Monday, March 24, 2008

I'm a Hermit.


You Are The Hermit

You posses a great deal of wisdom and the ability to see people for who they are.

You are always looking ahead at the future, developing visions.

A loner, you tend to travel by yourself through life, seeking your own truth.

You don't crave material things or fancy titles. You have no baggage.

Your fortune:

It's possible that there is a unknown guiding figure in your life, ready to help you.

All you have to do is find this person and seek their advice.

It's also possible that you need to start seeking the meaning of your own life.

Either way, there's some deep thinking you need to undertake, and it needs to be done soon.

Easter & whatnot.

We went to Mommy Dearest's house yesterday so that she could do an Easter Egg Hunt for The Boy.


Whatever. He liked it. She did have some cool eggs, though. Colored like basket balls, soccer balls, other balls, LOL. He got 4 hard boiled eggs (which we can't eat here because everything we bring home from her house tastes like perfume...) some freaking BALLS to bounce against the walls & shit to DRIVE ME CRAZY. Some other tiny toys that I will step on in the middle of the night because he didn't pick them up at the end of the day, a couple of mini yo-yos, a light up Sea Urchin that he named Makoto (after my Japanese Crush Makoto Nagano) & some money.

Makoto is already broken. He won't light up anymore. Ditto on the yo-yos. I tried to Super Glue one of them, didn't help. She obviously spent major moolah on all that crap, LOL. (But she did buy him some new sneakers last week because I think he told her he'd rather have that than a new comforter so I do not fault her.)

Entyway, if you look on my left sidebar, you will notice that I've added three new buttons to my "blogs to visit" link list.

I do that whenever I find that I'm visiting a blog every day & having to go through multiple steps to get there. In this case, I had to go to my other blog, go to the post that lists my favorite Entrecard blogs & then click that link.

Jillian's blog is really called "Loquaciously Verbose etc" but I couldn't fit all of that on the button & make it readable, so it's just Loquacious Jillian.

Kevin Numerick is a youngster, but I enjoy reading his blog. Sometimes it's a story, sometimes it's what's happened IRL.

CardioGirl is a blog I read every day. I want to know what's happening with her! (It's so odd to me to care about someone I've never met...)

Anyway, they update regularly, if not every day like Monique. Check them out if you haven't already. :-)

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Ok, he won me over...

Barak Obama, that is.

You probably know how reluctant I was to vote for someone so "young" and so liked by Oprah, LOL. But common sense has finally prevailed.

First, I have to thank Sheila for posting the speech so that I could view it. I hadn't even heard about it until I stopped by her blog. :-)

I liked McCain when he was running against Bush. (I don't remember which Bush it was.) I am usually more "conservative" in my politics than not. (Hard to believe, I know.) But I'm honestly tired to death of Dubya & what's going on in this country.

I'm OVER the war. He lied to us. He took advantage of us right after 9/11 by saying this war was about terrorism & Bin Laden.

Honestly, I didn't care what the war was about when it started. I was pissed off that someone (anyone) had the nerve to come to my country & blow up the Twin Towers. I wanted revenge.

Whatever Dubya's true intentions were when he started this war, we may never know. But we do know that it's not working.

There are no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

Our fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters & children are over there dying.

The soldiers coming home are NOT BEING TREATED (this war & past wars) for the mental issues that they bring home. They are worried about being dishonorably discharged or thinking that they aren't "Man enough" if they seek some help.

Gas prices are going through the roof.

The economy is tanking.

People are losing their jobs by the millions because labor is cheaper in India.

People are dying here because they have no health insurance. (And even with health insurance, treatment is sometimes too expensive to afford.)

Welfare makes women kick their husbands/baby daddies out of the home to get any help.

Welfare to work helps women with NO JOB get help paying for daycare. But it does nothing for the working poor (Which is what I was. Paying almost as much for daycare as I did for rent when I was working.)

I could go on and on.

I took great interest in this race. More interest than in any race before.

I'm sick and tired of what is happening to my country.

There are issues that we, as a nation, have not resolved.

Then every 2 or 4 years when it's time to vote, we get distracted by who said what & it's almost NEVER related to THE ISSUES.

So I listened to Obama's speech.

I was amazed.

I'd really never heard him speak before other than little snippets on various shows.

No one else in this race could have given that speech.

As he said, he has people from ALL races in his family. He can understand the anger & resentment that black people feel about racism & past wrongs that have never been addressed. He can understand that white people feel like foreigners are taking their jobs & the resentment that they feel about Affirmative Action & other "Black" issues.

He can understand because he IS America. He IS a melting pot. He IS the American Dream.

And he believes that he can help change what needs to be changed in this country in order to make it "a more perfect union."

I believe him. Watch the speech and see if you don't feel some hope & belief in him too.

Friday, March 21, 2008

It's already Friday?

High 5 Friday is here! My High 5s are as follows: for this English Lesson. Because there are waaaaay to many people out there who need it! :-)

Freelance Guru for his article "Can we find ultimate happiness?"

Immoral Matriarch for her article Much better, I'm sure because it cracked me the eff up!

Chilly for his article "20 things not to say to a cop" because I'd never heard some of them before & I enjoy stopping by his blog every day. You never know what you're going to find there. :-)

Found Shit. Another blog that I like to visit. It has a lot of interesting photos there. But it was this one in particular that caught my attention.

Entrecard WidgetSurf because they have some cool stuff over there! I'm using their Entrecard Widget Frame on my other blog. :-)

Jillian because she always posts something that cracks me the eff up! Her post on "How being frugal can backfire" had me laughing out loud!

Motherwise Cracks because her post "It's hard to tell with prunes" made me 1) remember how effing irritated I was every single time MD called me while I was at college & 2) How I never missed my mother while I was away, LOL. It's good that she had that kind of relationship with her daughter. :-)

/Link Love. ;-)

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!

Now playing: Eve - Tambourine
via FoxyTunes

Thursday, March 20, 2008

I am NOT plain!

You Are a Glazed Donut

Okay, you know that you're plain - and you're cool with that.

You prefer not to let anything distract from your sweetness.

Your appeal is understated yet universal. Everyone dig you.

And in a pinch, you'll probably get eaten.


I had another dream that was so realistic that I had to open my eyes to find out that it was a dream.

I woke up at about 6:30 am this morning, which was fine. Because I had slept all night without taking the Sleep MD. It's amazing! Just a week or so of sleeping from midnight to 6 has already gotten my body on a schedule. WHOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO.

Anyway, I got sleepy at around 11 am so I decided to take a nap.

I dreamed that Evan was telling me about some boy in his gym class and since I couldn't hear with my ear plugs in, I took one out and said "Start all over again because I didn't hear you."

Then when I opened my eyes, I found this note:

I went to Lowe's with Nana & then she's taking me to her house. See you later.
Sonny Jim.

(Yes, I sometimes call him Sonny Jim, among other things.)

Can you buleedat?

They totally left me alone.

Didn't ask if it was ok or anything.

Of course, Evan might have told MD that I'm surfing the Crimson Tide currently so she didn't want to wake me up, LOL.

So I called her house and left this message:

I can't believe you people just LEFT ME like that.

What if I wanted to go to Lowe's? Maybe I need some nails?? AND I was going to ask you, if you came over, to take Evan to the grocery store to get some milk. That was rude.

Sonny Jim, get SKIM MILK. If they don't have that, then go ahead and get 2%. DO NOT GET MAYFIELD in the yellow container no matter what. I am not paying $6 for a gallon of milk.

Bye! *cheery tone of voice*

Now I have to call and see if she actually checked her messages. She talks about me not checking my voice mail, but she never checks her answering machine either.

I'm cold.

Yesterday I had to have the air on. It was 77 degrees. Today it's like 56. AND my back hurts.

I'm out!

*Update* 4:45 pm
MD finally got a Dyson. She will not bring it to my house for me to see how much my non sucking vacuum isn't picking up. Evan is expecting a call from his cousin in ND. So I will see him after that. And they didn't wake me up because:

MD - Who wanted to wake you up just to hear "You could have just left me a note!"

LOL! It's true though. If they had woken me up, I would have been ticked off, LOL.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I am Legend

This movie was so good that I didn't blog about it last night on purpose.

In my excitement, I might have given away too much.

But it is good to see Will Smith going back to Action movies. (The Pursuit of Happyness was a tearjerker & a decent movie, but I got the feeling that it was supposed to get him another Oscar nomination. I'll try not to go into that here, LOL.)

For the ladies. There's a nice scene of Big Willie working out topless. Remember the "Shower Scene" in I Robot? His body looks soooooooo much better in this one.

Wait, let me just think about that body for another minute...

*5 minutes later*

So, yeah. Where was I?

I think everyone knows the premise. Will Smith's character, Robert Neville, is supposed to be the last man on earth.

It starts out with Hugh's Ex-GF (Emma Thompson) allegedly curing cancer. It turns out that she's created a virus that is 90% (or something) lethal. So after it kills 5.4 BILLION people...

We see Neville riding around in his car with his dog hunting one of the many deer that is running wild around New York City. He doesn't get one.

So they go home to have a dinner of spaghetti.

Neville is talking to the dog as if the dog is a child.

Neville tells Sam (the dog) "No, EAT your vegetables, don't just push them around." Next scene shows him giving Sam a bath and saying "Well, if you had eaten your vegetables, we wouldn't be here right now."

The next day, Neville goes to return a DVD. On his way into the store, he speaks to the mannequins standing outside. On the inside of the store, he puts the DVD back where he got it and he's standing next to a female mannequin. His body language lets me know that he wants to flirt.

Me - Please don't flirt with the Mannequin, Robert.

He doesn't. But when he gets to the register, he starts talking to the Mannequin sitting at the register & asking about "The woman" standing back there in the "G" section.

This was one of the hardest things for Evan to grasp.

If you were THE ONLY PERSON LEFT ALIVE IN THE ENTIRE WORLD, you'd probably go a little crazy having no one else to talk to. So what if he has conversations with an inanimate object? At least the conversations make sense!

So whenever Neville did something "crazy" (like shouting "Fore" before he hit a golf ball that obviously isn't going to hit anyone else), Evan would repeat "Anything to stay sane." to remind himself that Robert isn't really "crazy".

The movie has a lot of funny bits. But it also has a lot of really sad scenes. It has some scenes that made us both jump.

Wow, I've gotten so off track.

Back to the movie. Post dinner & bath, we see Neville going around the house pulling down metal shutters to cover the windows, he's barring the doors. Basically making the house a fortress.

We also see Neville's lab. He's trying to find a cure for the virus. He has about 50 rats in little cages that he's given different versions of the "cure" to see what reactions they have to it. Only one rat isn't going psycho with aggression.

So Robert goes out one day to hunt one of the Hemocytes. (What you turn into if the virus doesn't kill you.) He sets a trap, takes some of his blood in a vial, cracks it so the scent will get out & waits for the Hemo to come. (They're highly 'allergic' to ultraviolet light, so they stay out of the sun.)

He gets one. Takes it back to his lab & injects it with the same strain as rat #6.

(I so don't want to give too much away, but I really want you to see this movie.)

Next day, he goes out and the mannequin that had been in front of the DVD Rental place is standing in the middle of the street.

So Robert stops his SUV & gets out with his gun & starts shouting at it. "HEY! What are you doing here? If you're real, you'd better talk to me! Say something RIGHT NOW!"

Obviously, the mannequin doesn't talk. So Neville shoots it to pieces. Then he gets closer to look. He's jerked up into the air by a trap set for him. On his way up, he hits his head and passes out.

When he wakes up, Sam (the dog) is barking furiously. And it's getting dark.

That is all. (Don't call me any names, Monique, LOL.)

Go BUY the movie. Don't rent it. If you like Will Smith. If you like Action. If you like "Apocalypse" movies. Buy it.


I'm going to watch it again right now.


Now playing: Day 26 - GOT ME GOING - EXTENDED
via FoxyTunes

Dr. Drew has a sense of humor!

Among other singing opera.

What?!?!?! Dr. Drew sings Opera

Dear Dr. Drew,

I enjoy seeing you in your t-shirt.

I cannot believe you went on the Tom Green Show in the first place. Now I find that you sing Opera too?

I may have to re-think my mini crush on you. :-(

Someone who has lusted for you for YEARS.

45 days!

How Long Could You Survive Trapped In Your Own Home?
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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Got me going

I have totally fallen in love with Got Me Going by Making the Band's Day 26.


"Day 26" is a totally random & stupid name for a band. I understand that after "Danity Kane" you might be reluctant to let the band pick their own name, but surely you could have come up with something better than "Day 26".


And do you HAVE to be on ALL the songs of ALL the Bad Boy Artists? If you didn't crack me up so much with your ridiculous behavior and "Breaking News" announcements about Bitchassness, I might grow to intensely dislike you, LOL.

A Bad Boy Fan in spite of myself

Watch the video. The dude (second to last to sing a verse) in the tan leather jacket. Q?

If I were 20 years younger, I'd have posters of him all over my walls. He's a cutie.

Now playing: Day 26 - GOT ME GOING - EXTENDED
via FoxyTunes

Welcome to MY Nightmare

I'm dropping Entrecards.

Listening to MJ's Thriller.

The Girl is Mine had just ended. PYT started. Then something else competing with it.

So I stopped my iTunes rather than turning the volume all the way down. I figured I'd just start it again when the motherfreaking autoplay music finally stopped.

But Nooooooooo.

The effing song was on a loop!

As if blasting me in the ears with your choice of "music" isn't enough, you have to loop it now?

I found the offending website. I WILL NOT be going back. Stupid bastid. The website doesn't even look that good. No idea what it's about. And I care less than two craps about it.

When will people learn???


Now playing: Michael Jackson Feat. - P.Y.T. (2008 Remix)
via FoxyTunes

Second Day of Spring Break

Mommy Dearest came over on Sunday because her church was starting late and decided to feed the people before the sermon (don't people get sleepy after they eat?). MD NEVER eats at the church socials because she doesn't know how clean the cook's houses are (or if they wash their hands, etc) and a lot of people can't cook well. She'll eat KFC or whatever, but nothing from "The Home of -----".

So she came over to rant about how they should have let everyone know that they were on CP time and would start church at 4:30-5 instead of the usual 11 am. She purposefully goes 30 minutes late so that she can miss the announcements & "testilying" as she calls it. (So she might have missed that particular announcement...)

Anyway, she watched Al Green videos on Youtube (dur). Long enough so that she got hungry. So we got pizza. (Evan could eat pizza every day.) Her treat. :-)

MD - Why do you take an anti depressant?
Me - To not be depressed. (In my usual "are you an idiot?" tone.)
MD - That's what I thought. My hair dresser takes one. But she always seems happy. So I don't know why.
Me - Well maybe because she's on the right medicine. (In a "duh" tone.) When I worked, no one knew when I was depressed because I hid it well. AND a lot of people (meaning her in particular) think depression and "crazy" are the same thing. They don't understand that it's biological. A chemical imbalance in the brain. So they look down on people with depression. Or think that they're going to start shooting on top of a clock tower or something.
MD - I know her husband is Bi-polar.
Me - That's manic depressive. Sometimes he's "high", sometimes he's "low".
MD - Yeah, I can tell by the way he acts. But she is always cheerful.
Me - Well good. And it means she trusted you if she told you about it. So don't say anything smart to her like "You need to take your medicine." like you do to me.
MD - I don't do that.
Me - Not anymore...

Here's a story.

MD always hated my SIL. ALWAYS. She & my brother were together for 10 years or something with one child before they got married.

MD always looked down on my SIL because she grew up on welfare & "in the hood". (Like that was her fault or something she could control.)

Anyway, she'd always smile to SIL's face, but then talk about her after she left. Like "She stinks" & "She is so ghetto". All kinds of shit. When my niece started spending the night with her, MD would always wash her clothes & make her take a bath & shampoo her hair because she didn't like the "ghetto smell" coming from the child.

One day, I told my SIL how 2 faced my mother was, just in case she was fooled (like everyone else who isn't related to her seems to be). It turned out that my brother had already told her how my mother is.

Anyway, MD found out about it & called all of us to her house to "Discuss her will."

She used that meeting instead to tell them that I was crazy (I was 19 at the time.) and not to believe anything that came out of my mouth. She told them that I had to take "crazy pills" & that's why she had made me move out. Because she was afraid I'd kill her.

In reality, I moved out because I hated her fucking guts & one day I'd just had enough. I got my savings acct book from her safe (to which my dad had given me the combination before he died "just in case"), got a car & got an apartment & moved the fuck out.

Back to the story.

They didn't believe a word of it. My brother had grown up in the same house that I did. He knew how much MD lies. Knew how much MD hated SIL & knew that I had been telling the truth all along. She was just embarrassed to be BUSTED & was trying to make ME look mental so that they'd disregard anything I said about her.

She never did discuss her will.

BTW, a few years later, when I had her other daughter arrested for assaulting my son, MD said she'd cut me out of her will if I didn't drop the charges. My response was "GOOD! I'm tired of pretending to give a shit about what you think & trying to do things that you'd approve of just so that I get some big payoff when you're finally dead."

I cannot express how freeing that was, LOL. I seriously had been trying not to "tick her off" so that she wouldn't leave me out of the will. But when she threatened me with that, I realized that I was OVER IT. I'd been making my own way since I was 19 & I would continue to do so. With or without her help.

After that, I didn't speak to her for about a year. Because she forbade me to come into her house. The excuse she gave was that since I had tried to beat the fuck out of her other daughter for assaulting Evan, she didn't know if I'd try to do the same thing to her. (People, I decided loooooong ago that she is not worth me going to jail. That's the only reason I haven't killed her. I'm afraid of prison.) She said Evan could come, just not me. I was like "The hell if I'll let my child into your house & not be there to supervise! Who knows what you'll do or say to him!"

My grandmother finally got into it. Tried to guilt me for not going to MD's house EVER. I told her that MD had told me not to come into her house anymore.

After that, miraculously, MD allowed me into her house again. We both knew she was only doing that because 1) Her mother finally knew the truth about what had kept me away and 2) she was missing seeing Evan grow up because of her lying, two-faced, manipulative ass.

End of Story.

So she told me that she had bought Michael Jackson's 25th Anniversary CD & DVD. I told her to bring it over so I could burn it. And she said she wanted Evan to help her with some shit in her house and as a reward, she'd buy him a whole new comforter, curtains, all that stuff for his room. (It's been killing her not to be able to spoil him while he's on Report Card punishment, LOL.)

So that's where he is today. Helping MD move some shit.

My brother used to be the one she called for all of this. But he finally got fed up with her too. Rarely answers her calls. Especially if she's only calling for manual labor.

Evan's still at the age where he wants to help. As long as he likes it and doesn't feel guilted into it, I'm cool with it.

That is all. :-)

Monday, March 17, 2008

Next time you're bored.

Go here.

Although I'm not sure it will do anything but confuse you if you're anything like me.


Plain English

I am so bored. I'm also kind of cold. I would have thought that Evan would be down here getting on my last nerve, but apparently not.

I want to take a nap.

That is all.

AOLer Translator


First day of Spring Break

I slept all night.

WHOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO! (Taking the AD at night is working very well.)

Anyway, I woke up at 6:30 am.

Went to the bathroom.

Went & sat on Evan's bed.

E - Get off.
Me - You can't make me. *kissed him on the cheek*
E - Thank you.

So I go downstairs & watch all the crap that taped last night.

Dropped some Entrecards.

Was totally bored.

Went to the bathroom.

Sat on Evan's bed again.

E - What?
Me - Come downstairs & bother me so I can go back to sleep
E - No
Me - Meanie
E - Whatever
Me *kissed him on the lips* You're so cute. *kissed him on the forehead* So precious.

Went downstairs and screamed "PUNK!"


Watched "The Hunt for Red October" with the volume really loud.

He came downstairs.

I told him to stay until I fell asleep & he could hook up his cable again for the week.

So he did.

Mommy Dearest came over yesterday. Maybe I'll talk about that later. For now, I'm going to bother Evan some more. :-)

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Stupid Blog Quizzes

What Your Shamrock Says About You

You are charming, witty, and larger than life.

At times, you can be a bit impatient and inflexible. You don't like to be distracted.

You don't really consider yourself a lucky person. In your view, people create their own luck.

You are stylish, in a classic sort of way. You are particular about how you like things.

Your Quirk Factor: 75%

You're so quirky, it's hard for you to tell the difference between quirky and normal.

No doubt about it, there's little about you that's "normal" or "average."

You Are a Solid Colored Egg

Bold, confident, and traditional.

You Are Basic Panties

You are a laid back chick with a real natural beauty.

You can make unwashed hair and minimal make-up super sexy.

Men tend to notice you show the "real you" - and they appreciate it.

And while basic makes boring for some, it looks classic on you.

You Have Your Sarcastic Moments

While you're not sarcastic at all times, you definitely have a cynical edge.

In your opinion, not all people are annoying. Some are dead!

And although you do have your genuine moments, you can't help getting your zingers in.

Some people might be a little hurt by your sarcasm, but it's more likely they think you're hilarious.

Come on Eileen

I'm apparently in an 80s mood this month. This week's song is "Come on Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners. Enjoy! :-)

Thank you, Will Ferrell

Dear Mr. Ferrell,

A long time ago, I bought your "Best of" on SNL DVD. I particularly love the sketch where you're playing the cowbell player & Christopher Walken is the producer of your record and he keeps saying that he needs "More cowbell!"

The only problem is, any time I hear a song with cowbell, I think about that sketch. With you getting totally in to your cowbell playing and showing your disgusting, hairy, doughy belly.

Thank you for the laughs. Please get out of my head now.

While you're at it, make sure you CTRL + ALT + DELETE the "Dear Baby Jesus" prayer from Talladega Nights from my head because now every time I'm about to pray, I want to say "Dear Baby Jesus". This is really not appropriate.

A Fan

Now playing: Cinderella - Shake Me
via FoxyTunes

Conversation with Evan - 3/16/08

Earlier in the day I told Evan that after I got out of the bathroom, I wanted him to brush his teeth. (He thinks Spring Break means that he doesn't have to brush his teeth or shower...)

5 Minutes ago
Me - Go brush your teeth
E - I'm going to use baking soda
Me - Ew. But whatever.
E - When is the expiration date?
Me - I don't know that it actually expires
E - Well this expired in 2005
Me - Whatever, man. Just try it. If you like it, I'll buy you some new baking soda.
E - Nevermind, I'll just use toothpaste
Me - Ok.

1 minute later
Me - Did you brush your teeth?
E - Yes
Me - What did you use?
E - Why?
Me - Because it doesn't seem like it took long enough
E - Do you want me to brush them again?
Me - No, just come over here and let me smell your breath.
E - FINE! I'll just go brush my teeth, then!

LOL! He doesn't realize that 1) I can hear when water is running upstairs & 2) I bought him one of those toothbrushes that plays music for 2 minutes and I can hear that too.

Technorati Favorites Exchange

I think we all know that I'm a Comment Whore.

At different times I am also a Widget Whore, a Traffic Whore & a Blog Whore.


I got a message on Entrecard from Jay telling me about his new Technorati Favorites Exchange List. So obviously I joined.

Check it out!

Thanks for everyone who commented on yesterday's post! I think it's all fixed now. I also don't think it's anything that I did. I think it was a FireFox problem because Monique, for one, said that mine wasn't the only blog she had trouble viewing yesterday.

All is well now (by all appearances) and if you look in the address bar, you should see my smiling face instead of the Orange Blogger B. :-)

That is all!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Is anyone having trouble seeing my blog?

When I look at it with Firefox, it keeps reloading. When I look with IE it's fine (I don't like the way it looks, but it least it isn't constantly reloading!)

Friday, March 14, 2008

Ultimate Blog Party!

**Sticky Post** Scroll down for newer entries.

Hello fellow Blog Mommas!

I know I'm late. This contest ends in 2 days & 7 minutes, but I'm a procrastinator, what can I say?

If you've never been here before, stay a while & check out my site!

I don't consider myself a "Mommy Blogger" because my site isn't just about my son (Evan), but I do talk about him a lot.

When asked to describe my blog, I always say:

Personal blog by a single mother living in the southern Unites States suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, Insomnia & a Hugh Laurie addiction.

I'm working on the Insomnia. I am enjoying the Hugh Laurie Addiction. I can't do much about the Multiple Sclerosis.

So here I am. Blogging about anything and everything that pops into my sleep deprived mind.

Leave a comment. Or a voice comment. You comment & I follow! :-)

Only 54%? I'm ashamed

I found this on Grace's Blog.

You Are 54% Evil

You are evil, but you haven't yet mastered the dark side.

Fear not though - you are on your way to world domination.

High Five Friday - 3/14/08

First, I must apologize to Grace for infecting her with insomnia, LOL.

And now, the High Fives:

The Freelance Guru for THIS POST.

Twinkletoe for THIS POST because it was very informative & I like her template. :-)

Holy Cuteness for THIS POST. She actually has a lot of cute posts, but that one was the first one I noticed.

Found Shit It was the post about the Speed Walker in particular that caught my eye, but a lot of them are funny.

Jillian for THIS POST and THIS POST. The girl is crazy, LOL.

Lis for THIS POST. Make sure you scroll down far enough to see the one for Perkin's Restaurant!

Something from Some Unfamous Body for THIS POST. I'd never heard this joke before & it really made me laugh out loud. Props for posting a joke to which I didn't guess the punchline before I got to the end! :-)

Mikster for THIS POST. You all may or may not know that in the past, I have been referred to as a Grammar Nazi by a particular JJHF person who shall remain nameless. But I thought this post was useful as well as funny. :-)

Michael for THIS POST. And because he seems like a Cool Grandpa! :-)

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!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

My Aristocratic Title

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Empress Angelika the Decent of Chipping Sodbury
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Sleep MD

Surely you've seen the commercials for this.

So I finally decided to try it. Non habit forming. That was what hooked me.


Of course, experience has taught me that sleeping pills (or whatever) don't work as advertised on me. If they do, they only work for a couple of days. So I usually buy the generic brands of sleeping medication. I just check the active ingredients to make sure that they aren't the same so that I can switch up weeks using them.

Anyway, I really didn't expect this to work. But just in case it did, I decided to wait until 11:30 to try it out.


It promises a full night of sleep , that you will fall asleep faster & that you will wake up feeling refreshed.

I think it was about 1:30 before I started falling asleep. Notice I say "started." Because I think I woke up every other hour after that.

Then at 6:30 I wake up with Evan holding the alarm clock right by my ear.

Little conehead, LOL.

Anyway, after he left I got up & brushed my teeth.

I don't know what I did all night, but my back was KILLING me. So I decided to lay on the heating pad & watch the crap I taped last night.

I kept falling asleep.

I'd wake up long enough to turn the heating pad off & back on (it goes off after 30 minutes) and then ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

I had already set the DVR to record "The View" because Jeff Foxworthy was on. But at 9:50 I decided to put it on ABC anyway.


I heard bits & pieces of the "Hot Topics"

Whoopi - White people...wait...yeah, white folks have to be careful how they say things because if you say the something about a white man, it will not be perceived the same way as if you say it about a black person. Black people hear Whatshername ( don't remember) saying that Obama is lucky" and we hear "He'd better consider himself lucky. He should be kissing my ass."

Next I hear - Are you the one with the cold butt?

And I'm thinking "How the hell does the racism have anything to do with the temperature of one's butt??? Do white people thing black people have cold butts or something? WTF!?!?"

Then I hear Babwa Wawa asking Kim Kardashian about her sex tape.

I was very confused.

My back finally felt better & I was tired of falling asleep so I sat up and watched "The View" again.

Apparently, one of Hillary Clinton's campaign people said that Obama is lucky, or something, and it was perceived as racist by people other than Obama so she had to quit & Hillary had to say that she did not agree with the woman at all. (Am I the only one who gets confused about Barack Obama's name? I always call him Obama, but then I remember that it's his last name so I should refer to Mrs. Clinton by her last name too. 1) To be respectful & 2) I don't know either of these people personally.)

Wow. This Sleep MD is like the first day I took xanax. It's apparently all natural, but it's got me effed up in the head like I've had 4 shots of tequila...

Anyway, can we get over this please?

This "Be careful not to say anything that could be offensive to blacks or women."

I hate this PC crap!!!!!

Look, Clinton & Obama have been around for several decades each. They have seen political campaigns before. They've been IN them before, so they know what the fuck to expect. Can we just stop tip toeing around the whole minority thing and talk about the FACTS???

The press has been really easy on Obama. I don't know if it's because they don't want to be perceived as racist or because they just hate Clinton.

No one can name anything that Obama has really done in the senate. He's kind of young to run the WHOLE EFFING COUNTRY.

That's just my opinion, though.

I'm 35. Technically, I could run for president. But I don't think 35 year olds should be running for president. There is something to be said for life experience. That comes with age.

Obama will not be the youngest president we've ever had, but he's pretty close.

I don't know. I admit to having a prejudice against youth.

When I was 13, I had a crush on a 33 year old man.

When I turned 25 (or so), I started liking 45 year old men. 35 was too close to my age.

As I've gotten older, I've realized that it's true what they say about men. They never really mature. They get to 18 & no matter what else they do in life, the hormone crazed BOY is still there under the surface.

Maybe I'm just fooled by the gray hair & wrinkles?

I don't even know what the hell I'm saying.



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