Sunday, February 27, 2005

Doggy Weekend

Friday after work we took our pup to a leash-free doggie park for the first time. He is still scared of other dogs but he started getting better the longer we stayed. Also, we let him off his leash for the first time and he surprisingly didn't run away! He was able for the first time in his life to run free and he loved it!!

Saturday morning we took him back and this time we stayed about 2 hours. He loved it! He got to run around a lot, socialize with other dogs and people (he is getting better) and he even got to see the water near the dam even though he doesn't like water too much.

The rest of Saturday he was soooo tired he slept all day and today is no different. Looks like those 2 hours wore him out. We were going to go back today but it rained so we will wait til tomorrow after work.

I was supposed to get my hair braided today but my really good friend who does it has a bad cold so we postponed until next weekend.

Also, today, I bought the Greyhound bus ticket for my dh's trip to NJ in April/May. We decided on the bus since that is saving us about $150-200 instead of taking the plane.

posted at 12:58 PM


Thursday, February 24, 2005

Long Lost Friend is Found And Then Lost

I have a long lost friend that I bumped into a couple of years ago. The problem is, we keep meaning to call her but we haven't and we bump into her at least once or twice a year. She is always really upset when she sees us because we still haven't called her.

The problem is that she wants us to go to her house, but instead of her calling us (she has our phone numbers) she insists that we call her to set up a time to go to HER house. She is from another country so maybe that is the way things are done there. But I feel bad calling her up and saying, "Okay, let's meet at your house this weekend at 7pm for dinner and chat". I mean that really makes me feel uncomfortable. So for the last two years, I have avoided calling her. If she called me I would be all up for it!
Since we are moving in 5 months and I really like her, we have decided to try to call her to invite her with our friends to hang out some weekend. Hopefully at the get together, we can set up a time for us to visit her at her place. I would just feel better doing it this way. She will probably be shocked because the last time I talked to her was April of 2004. I hope her phone number still works. I don't know how to spell her first name (I can pronounce it though) and I have no idea what her last name is, so if the ph# I have is not in service then I have no way of reaching her unless she calls me or unless we bump into her again. *groan* That would be very awkward.

posted at 5:38 AM


Wednesday, February 23, 2005

A Calming Peace

I am tired of reporting negative thoughts and incidents in this blog so for a nice break here is a list of things that make me happy, contented, and relaxed.

Spring days
A good tv show
A good movie
Relaxing at home
A good book
Getting things done after putting them off for so long
A clean space (house, office, car,ect)
A few minutes after a nice relaxing shower or bath when I smell good, feel soft, and feel fresh as the morning dew.
Long cuddles, hugs, and kisses
Being understood
A laugh that is so strong it makes my eyes tear up
New contact lenses
Having extra money to do anything we want with
Hearing a really inspiring short story, play, or interview on the radio
Celebrity gossip
Finishing a book
Starting a new book
Loooong weekends
Hugging and kissing my pets
The smell of food cooking
Eating healthy after long bouts of meals consisting of junk food
Fresh fruit
A vanilla frozen custard with slices of fresh strawberries and bananas
The feeling I get after a nice hard work out
Being accepted, loved, and respected
Getting ready for a nice night out (dressing up, putting on makeup, ect)
Getting my brows waxed which gives me a feeling of beautiful feminity
Catching a great sale on items I needed
Making homemade soaps
Taking some time for myself

posted at 11:38 AM


Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Paris Who?

Paris Hilton is at it again. This time though, her Sidekick II through T-Mobile was hacked into and her personal address book, notes to herself, and pictures taken with the Sidekick were plastered all over the web. Some of the celebrities whose personal phone numbers and email addresses that were made public are Vin Diesel, Eminem, Lindsay Lohan, Christina Aguilera, Bijou, Nicky Hilton, Victoria Gotti, Nicole Richie, Jay-Z and about 500 others.

Some of the notes to herself were directions to night clubs, restaurants, ect, plans to leave a party early with a friend by pretending to go to the bathroom but actually slipping out the back door (this is all true, I could not make any of this up), ect.

It seems one particular male star who has remained anonymous has told a reporter that he met her one time in Miami and gave her his cell phone # and he is pissed off that she kept the # in her address book. My personal guess is that is either Eminem or Vin Diesel because I can't see either of them hanging out with her. But who knows.

I hope all these celebs are paying their personal assistants double-time for having to clean this up by getting new phone numbers and passing the new number on to the people that should have it (friends, family, business contacts, ect). And I feel bad for the celebs who have opened up their email accounts just to see thousands of emails from fans and reporters waiting for them to delete. I personally for fun, have tried emailing a couple of the stars and got my email back saying their accounts are too full and cannot accept any more email. (hee hee) Most of the phone numbers are disconnected now or their voicemail is full. It is amazing how many stars do NOT use their own voice as their outgoing message. I never knew that! Hmmmm.

Some of the pics that Paris had on her Sidekick that are now floating the net are some nude ones taken self-portrait style (is this surprising?) which leads me to believe she really finds herself sexy. She has to be one of the most egotistical celebs out there.

There is some other pics of her french kissing another girl, her standing next to some celebs, and her hanging out with Nicole Richie.
Most of the websites showing Paris' personal address book, notes, and pics have been shut down by the FBI and Secret Service. Don't those guys have more pressing matters to take care of rather than protect some celebs from curious fans? It is not as if these celebs can't change their phone numbers like the rest of us. Anyhoo, there might still be some websites that are showing the address book but you have to find them yourself. I won't be putting any links here since I would hate to be an enabler.

posted at 6:36 AM


Monday, February 21, 2005


A couple of years ago a co-worker, freshly trained on the phones, would spell out words to the callers when they couldn't understand her but instead of using the military alphabet or just using common sense ones she would say things like "B as in beer" "M as in momma" "D as in door". There was one letter that escapes my memory but it was something that made me cringe when she would say it because it was soooo unprofessional.

So I went online, printed out the military letters like 'F as in Foxtrot', 'R as in Romeo', ect. I handed her a copy and explained that as a new phones person this would be a valuable tool. It helped because she stopped using unprofessional words and started using the military alphabet.

Fast forward to today. The girl I had given that print out to has since left our place of employment last winter. Since then new people have been hired. One of them is a really nice lady who has only been here for about 9 months or so. She came to me this morning with a copy of the military alphabet saying that I spell things that might confuse people. I use things like "F as in Frank", "E as in Elephant" , ect. So she just thought I would like to have a copy of the military alphabet to help me out since my own letters might confuse some people. I thanked her kindly, explained I already have one she left my cubicle.
Karma is a bitch.

posted at 5:40 AM


Friday, February 18, 2005

The Book Nook

I have an online forum called The Book Nook (link on upper right of page) that adopted months ago. When I first got it, I had a lot to talk about and there were lots of discussions about all things reading. But now, the reason the forum seems dead is because I go there and don't know what to say! I can talk about the book I am currently reading but that becomes a one-sided conversation because unless others have read it too, there is nothing to contribute.

I was just on the forum last night and I sat there for a good 5 minutes trying to figure out what to write, but nothing came to mind. So here I am trying to figure out the future of my forum. Should I give it away to someone else who might find a use for it? Should I change the topic from books to something else? I am at a loss right now.

I know of a website that can do with a nice forum format. They are a site about finding hotels/motels for you and your pets. The message board they have up now is so basic it is the most non-user friendly board I have seen in years. You literally have to scroll for what seems like hours through advertisments that people leave in order to read real posts. It is insane! I emailed them asking them to look into getting a free message board that is more user friendly but I haven't heard back.
Maybe I can offer my forum space for them. I need to sleep on it.

posted at 12:26 PM


Thursday, February 17, 2005

Sex, Lies, and Work?

I had a blog entry all typed out and ready to go but it is at work and that was on Tuesday. I left work Tuesday night and haven't been back since. I plan to go back in tomorrow but I just wanted to leave an entry saying that all is well. I called in sick yesterday and today. Was I really sick or did I just need some time away from hell? That I will leave to your imaginations...

Oh and I do not talk about my sex life on this blog as a rule (too many people I know have access to this blog), but I will say, things are changin' and for the better! All I gotta say is, if you've been with someone for a long time and your love life is a little dull, ya gotta do things to spice it up. If you need ideas just watch some shows like Real Sex on HBO or go out and buy a book. There is plenty info around you to help you spice up a boring sex life. The internet is another good way to seek out some ideas. And once you do that....VA VAAA VOOOOOOOMMMMMM!!!!!!!!

Song of the Day: Justify My Love-Madonna

"I wanna kiss you in Paris
I wanna hold your hand in Rome
I wanna run naked in a rainstorm
Make love in a train cross-country
You put this in me
So now what, so now what?"

posted at 5:24 PM


Monday, February 14, 2005

Happy Valentine's Day!

The photo shows Dream Angels Heavenly, but the Divine looks exactly like this

This weekend dh and I went to the casino ate at a nice buffet, gambled a little (I lost and my dh left $20 up), and then we headed home. We were going to hang out with some friends but dh didn't feel very good so we stayed in the rest of the day.

Sunday we went to the mall where I headed straight to Victoria's Secret. I got the best smelling perfume in the world!!! It is called Dream Angels Divine. I bought the gift pack that hold the largest bottle of the perfume they sell, and a 4 fl oz bottle of the Angel Touch lotion that smells just like the perfume. I am in HEAVEN! (See photo above)

I discovered this perfume one night when I went to a strip club for the very first time in my life. This was about a year ago. My dh and my friend bought me a lap dance and the girl who did it had this perfume on. I asked her what it was called and she told me "Victoria's Secret Divine".

The perfume is expensive so it's taken me this long to finally afford it. But yay! I got it! It was $52 for the set.

Now I want to go back and get the Dream Angels Heavenly and the Dream Angels Halo. Those smelled good too.

posted at 4:49 AM


Thursday, February 10, 2005

I Can't Wait To Spring Forward

I cannot wait for Spring to arrive. Sunshine, longer days, warmer days, flowers start to bloom, crickets start to sing, birds start to chirp (or should that have been crickets start to chirp and birds start to sing?). It is long overdue for me, this nice weather which brings me high spirits. I hate the gloom and depression that winter brings me. I am NOT a winter person at all.

Here I will end this entry with a beautiful poem about Spring:

Flower God, God Of The Spring
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Flower god, god of the spring, beautiful, bountiful,Cold-dyed shield in the sky, lover of versicles,Here I wander in AprilCold, grey-headed; and still to myHeart, Spring comes with a bound, Spring the deliverer,Spring, song-leader in woods, chorally resonant;Spring, flower-planter in meadows,Child-conductor in willowyFields deep dotted with bloom, daisies and crocuses:Here that child from his heart drinks of eternity:O child, happy are children!She still smiles on their innocence,She, dear mother in God, fostering violets,Fills earth full of her scents, voices and violins:Thus one cunning in musicWakes old chords in the memory:Thus fair earth in the Spring leads her performances.One more touch of the bow, smell of the virginalGreen - one more, and my bosomFeels new life with an ecstasy.

posted at 1:42 PM


Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Pissy Missy

I have been in a really pissy mood the last week or so. I think it is because of all the stress. No it is not PMS! It is definitly stress.

I find myself getting angry over small things. Our digital cable box quit working this morning for the second time and I spent 15 min trying to fix it. It is still broken and I am so angry at our cable company for even renting us such a crappy box. We've only had it for a year and it is already breaking. I cannot tell you how angry I am about this. Now we have to spend our lunch hour taking it to the cable company for an exchange.

I have also been snapping at my dh for little things. I keep apologizing but then an hour later he does or says something that pisses me off so I snap at him again. He is being such a sweetheart about it but he is human and can only take so much.

Also, I've not been feeling like socializing recently. That is bad because a friend of mine just had a serious discussion about my not hanging out with her as much as before. So the timing of my stress-induced depression is not good. Luckily she hasn't invited us anywhere so I feel better but she does expect me to invite them someplace I am sure. Maybe next weekend. I'll see.

I need to relax. I thought I was relaxing by reading a book all weekend instead of logging onto the net, but apparently it didn't help since I am back to being pissy this morning over a digital cable box. *grrrrrr*
I realized that going to work today has helped me. I was thisclose to calling in sick because I was dreading having to deal with power-hungry supervisors, confused customers, and annoying co-workers. But oddly enough, getting out of the house is just what I needed! Maybe I am dreading being home for 9 days and then maybe being a stay-at-home wife once we move to NJ. Who knows.

posted at 4:56 AM


Sunday, February 06, 2005


This weekend is going by pretty slow and relaxing. Even though I've been reading like a mad woman all day, I have still been able to get lots of housework done. Vacuumed the living room, did the dishes, washed three loads of laundry, ect.

Luckily we took tomorrow off from work so I can do more reading or internet surfing.

For those who care, I am half-way through part III of the His Dark Materials trilogy. Click the link "Book I am Reading" on the upper left corner of the page to read more about this book.

posted at 7:00 PM


Thursday, February 03, 2005

Surviving Without My Soulmate

My dh and I work in the same department (our cubicles are actually right next to each other), we live together, and we do most things together like running errands, hanging out with friends, ect. Seeing that we are together literally 24 hours a day 7 days a week, it is going to be soooo hard when he goes to NJ for 9 days this spring. We decided it would be cheaper and less hassel if one of us went alone since it doesn't require BOTH of us to find a house to rent. We both agree on what we want (a yard to walk our dog, anything but an apartment, to live in a town with low crime and decent people, at least 2 bedrooms, ect) so it is no big deal for him to look at places and pick something he thinks would suit us the best.

We already have a realtor helping us locate a rental property and my sister in law is going to give us the phone # to two people that are landlords who might have some property for us to move into.

At first I decided to take vacation the same days dh will be gone just so I didn't have the stress of having to go to work and deal with that crap on my own. Besides, if I don't use my vacation days, I lose them when we move. But I need to think of things to keep me occupied. I can't imagine literally sitting around the house for 9 days in my pajamas.

So I plan to work on my Ebay thing, clean out some of our junk ridden closets and drawers, and maybe start packing up things like books and trinkets that we won't need between now and the day we move. (I feel like I have already said this paragraph in an earlier entry…If so, sorry!)

I will have the Mustang so that I can drive myself to the store, take the dog to the park, and go to the post office to mail any Ebay packages within those nine days. If it wasn't for the pup, I would even drive up to my parents' house (an hour and a half away) and stay there for a couple of days. Hmmm, maybe they can come and visit me for a day! I'll have to work on putting in my sad, "I miss him so much and I am so lonely" story to get them to come and and visit me sometime.

There is still another 2 months before this all happens so I guess I can let it go for now. But I was up half the night thinking about how I am going to live without my soulmate for nine days. *sniffle sniffle*

posted at 5:33 AM


Tuesday, February 01, 2005


Embarressing Moment #210: Someone says "Well Hi, How are you, madame?" in the hallway behind you and you think they are talking to you so you turn around (180 degrees) and say "Hi, I'm doing fine!" but you quickly realize they were speaking to the person walking in the opposite direction as you. To make things worse, they don't even acknowledge that you said anything to them but you know that they know what you did and the other person does too. *blush*

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