Friday, October 17, 2008

I got tagged for the Three Things thingy by SusieQ!

3 Joys

1. My friends. I don't know how long it has been since I've had such good ones!

2. My kitty cats. They are so cute and loveable. I'm so happy to have them.

3. Quiet, peaceful, solitary time in the early mornings.

3 Fears

1. Drowning

2. Being 50 and still sitting in a cubicle working for the man.

3. That something happens to my kitties.

3 Goals

1. Self Employment

2. Finish knitting the Dr. Who scarf for my hubby :)

3. Make it through the holidays relatively unscathed.

3 Current Obsessions

1. The Twilight books

2. Knitting

3. Tea (thanks Heidi!)

3 Random/Surprising Facts

1. I've never worn braces in my life.

2. I have a very good sense of direction.

3. I can't come up with really interesting facts at 7:57 AM :)

Now, I'm supposed to tag 3 people but I don't have the slightest idea who to tag, so I am going to let people tag themselves! Hahahahahaha!

Happy Friday People!!! WE MADE IT!

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Welcome Back ... no, not you Mr. Kotter

Fall TV is finally starting back up. Does anyone else feel like its been a zillion years since we had a good several months in a row of TV. That stupid writers strike really jacked everything up last season. My DVR is chugging away recording all my shows, and since I hosted my girls knit night yesterday I haven't watched any of the Monday shows yet - so bear with me on that. For that matter, bear with me on the Tuesday shows too!

Tonight I watched the season finale of 'Burn Notice'. I love that show! Bruce Campbell cracks me up and I think Gabrielle Anwar is amazing as Fiona. Before this show I didn't really know who Jeffrey Donovan was (although, a friend told me she recently saw a rerun of Crossing Jordan in which he guest starred, so I have to have at least seen him once since I never missed that show.) and I have to say that I think he is really cute and love him in this role. His smile makes me smile and his laugh is music to my ears. His characters Mom and Brother are annoying to me, but I'm pretty sure they are supposed to be. Sharon Gles is really good though ... The guy who plays the brother (Seth Peterson) I've only had exposure to minimally when he was on the old show Providence, and I didn't like his character on that either. Anyhoo - very good season finale I thought. Good cliffhanger and new episodes will be back this winter so we don't have to wait too long to see what happens with Michael Westen and his quest to find out who burned him!

After that I watched last weeks episode of 'Bones'. I just can't get enough of this show! The chemistry between Booth and Brennan is perfection. Dr. Sweets is growing on me week by week, I think he's a good go between for the characters and he is a lot smarter than they give him credit for. I'm very sad that Hodgins and Angela aren't together anymore and I can't say that I'm sad that Zack is gone - he bugged me. I think that Cam is good as the boss, and I hope they don't try to pick back up anything with her and Booth. Ugh. I will admit that I have a little bit of a girl crush on Michaela Conlin. I think she is just simply beautiful. Plus the character of Angela is awesome ... I mean, c'mon ... her dad is one of the ZZ Top dudes! Who doesn't dig that?? I'm looking forward to some great episodes this season, although last weeks topic of dog fighting just tears me up inside and this episode actually had me shedding a few tears.

Other things I'm watching ... 'Fringe' on Fox. Have only watched the pilot so far, but I really liked it. I never watched Dawson's Creek so I don't have this whole thing about Joshua Jackson, well except for the fact that he was on Dawson's Creek and I always thought that show was sorta pansy. Oh well, what do I know - I never even watched it! Ha :) I'm excited to have a new 'X-Files' ish type show on the air again. Hopefully it won't get too into itself and get all snotty and stuff.

I can't say that I'm watching too many new shows this season. I really got burned last season with some fantastic new shows that were pulled. I'm still freaking bitter as all hell about 'Journeyman'. That was an awesome good show with great casting. It's a shame that it didn't get more of a chance to grow the audience. Also, as cheesy as it was i'm not happy that 'Moonlight' is gone. As some of you know, I'm quite the vampire lover. I admit that Mick and Beth were a bit much to handle, but I am addicted to vampires. I wonder if there is a group for that?

One good turn is that 'The Big Bang Theory' is back this season. That show freakin cracks me up! All 4 of the main guys are so great individually and together. Raj killed me when he was walking around with his laptop on a web cam chat with his parents. They were all yelling "Turn us around! We can't see anyone!" I almost fell off the couch. Howard is the biggest nerd ever, lives with his mom and hits on anything with boobs. I think we've all met someone like this in real life and that is what makes him so funny. Sheldon is just beyond words. His lack of social skills makes for constant hilarity and when paired with Leonard - well that's just good TV there people. I'm thrilled that this fantastic show survived the strike. At least they got one thing right.

Oh, well one other new show this season that i'm giving a go is 'True Blood' on HBO. It is based on the Southern Vampire Mystery books by Charlaine Harris. I've been reading the books in anticipation of the show coming out. So far I'm digging it. Now ... it is no Buffy or Angel. And it CERTAINLY is no Twilight Saga. But it is good for entertainment, that is for sure. Plus, as we have already established. Vampires = Me Likey. Heh.

Alright, well I've rambled enough about TV for now. Til next time ...

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Give me a sign.

I've been noticing lately a lot of very odd signs as I drive to and fro. Some are hand written, some are professional. It makes me wonder how much people really think about what they are trying to say before they put it down on a sign and show it off to the world.

  • FedEx Express - Doesn't FedEx stand for Federal Express? So basically this sign (and their trucks as well) say Federal Express Express. Hmmm.

  • Odd Hours Day Care - If it is odd hours then that probably means it isn't during the day. So why not call it Odd Hours Child Care or, more appropriately, crazy people willing to take your kids into their house.

  • Pain $35 - I really don't want to pay someone $35 to give me pain. In fact, I don't want to pay anyone any amount of money to give me pain. I might even go so far as to pay someone $35 to NOT hurt me.
Those are just a few that I can remember. I will be jotting down more as I see them. Or ... send me the funny signs that you see and I'll post them!

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Fun in the Sun

Today I went to Hawaiian Falls water park with my good friend Heidi and her 2 daughters. We had so much fun. It was a very nice and relaxing day. Heidi and I went on the lazy river and in the wave pool a couple of times and then spent the rest of the time in our cabana. That's right, our own personal cabana. It was awesome! Our own space to sit and put our stuff, no worrying about claiming enough chairs or anything like that. But the best part .... we had our own personal cabana boy! Well in our case it was a girl :) Anything we wanted, she would go get it for us. We had some sno-cones and some beverages. It wasn't blazing hot today even though it was warm and we did catch a few rays off and on. Not to worry though, I still love my pool - but it was nice to get out and about with friends for a day.

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Sunday, July 6, 2008

And now, our feature presentation.

I love movies. I really do. Not that you would know it by the list of recent movies I have seen. The last movie I saw in the theater was Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which was out just about this time last summer. Yep, its been almost a whole year since I have been to a movie theater.

I have several friends who go to the movies every week, sometimes twice a week. They see every movie that comes out, usually the first weekend it is released. I wish I could say I did that. But I don't. I can not tolerate movie theaters anymore. The parking, the lines, the cost - mostly for the snacks and drinks, the crowds, the employees lack of interest, but mostly it is the other viewers with their inability to realize that there are other people in this world sharing space with them. People have made me stop going to the movie theater. I would much rather wait a few months and watch the movie in the comfort and quiet of my own home, on my schedule, with my comfy couch and big screen TV.

All that being said ... Netflix has been fabulous! We had a minor scare there a few weeks ago when they announced they would be taking away profiles (so that different members of a household could have separate queue's of movies, thus not having to juggle the list so that everyone gets a movie in turn). However, this was quickly remedied by the public crying foul. Thank you to Netflix for keeping this incredible feature :)

Recently I watched Premonition with Sandra Bullock. I really enjoyed the premise, very interesting. Sort of a 'Memento' type vibe going on. I didn't really dig the way it ended but that is not stopping me from liking the movie. Next I have Reign Over Me with Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle - who i LOVE. I'm looking forward to this one. I'll let you know how it goes. Some others in my queue are:

  • Licence to Wed
  • Definitely, Maybe
  • Dan in Real Life
  • 27 Dresses
  • Pirates of the Caribbean, At World's End
  • Helvetica (a documentary about the font, I know ... I'm a dork)
  • Because I Said So
  • Deja Vu
  • Music and Lyrics
I also enjoy watching TV shows that I never saw when they were on. So I have some of those in my queue as well:
  • Northern Exposure
  • House, M.D. (never started this, so I figured I'd go back to the beginning)
  • Torchwood
  • The Lost Room (more of a mini-series)
So that is what I will be watching over the next few months. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to entertain them!

On with the show ....

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Saturday in the Park .... and the Pool.

Summer is here. This past Saturday the 14th was World Wide Knit in Public Day so several of us from my local yarn shop, Yarns Ewenique, met across the street from the shop in the Veteran's Memorial Park from 9am-12pm to knit in public. Mostly to raise awareness of the craft.

Since it was also Flag Day there was more traffic than I'd originally thought. There must have been some sort of race going on near by because about the time we showed up to start, groups of people were walking by with those numbers pinned to their shirts. I assume they were on their way home after running.

We had about a dozen ladies, most I knew, a couple I didn't, and we sat and knit and chatted. People waved and said hello. One lady pulled up in her car and asked if we were celebrating Flag Day. That was kinda funny. We told her why we were there and she started clapping. Little old ladies are cute that way.

We didn't actually make it all the way until noon. Around 11:30am the breeze turned hot and it just got too icky to sit outside. So, we called it a day and all packed it in. Several of us went back over to the shop to sit in the nice cool air for a while. There was another group we heard about who were supposed to be knitting from 9am to 6pm on the lawn of a local museum near by the yarn shop. The particular lawn they said they would be on has zero shade at all. I wondered if they were going to have those tent type things so they didn't all die of heat stroke. When I drove past on my way home, I saw they were all up next to the museum building under the shade. I was glad to see that.

Later that afternoon I had some friends over to swim at my house. We had a blast! There were about 10 of us and we just laughed and talked and floated all afternoon. We munched on chips and had various and sundry adult beverages. After we were sufficiently pruned up and sun burned, we went inside and ordered pizza for dinner. I had a great time with the girls I already knew pretty well and got to know a few others a lot better. We will definitely do that again soon, such a good time :)

Even though at the end of the day I was dead beat, that was the most fun I've had in a long long while. Thanks to all my good friends who spent the day with me. I love y'all!

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Long Time No See Internet ...

Hello everyone! The past few weeks have been a swarm of TV, knitting and PackRat. What is PackRat you might ask? It is a crazy addictive game on Facebook, sort of a trading card game but online. It is ridiculous but so much fun :)

This afternoon I went and got a new nose ring. I've had my nose pierced for 2 months now so it was safe to switch it out. I asked the piercing lady if she would change it out for me. She sort of looked at me a little funny, even though she told me when she pierced it that I could come back and have her change it out for me when it was time. So, I went over and laid down on the table. She took the original one out, it hurt a little bit but not too bad. Then everything changed.

There was a little scar tissue on the inside of my nose right next to the hole and she had a really hard time getting the new ring in. It hurt really bad, worse than getting it pierced in the first place! After what seemed like ages, and several attempts, she finally got the new ring in. I said to her "good thing I didn't try to do it myself huh?" to which she agreed, and was no longer thinking it was silly for me to ask her to change it out for me. Ha!

I got up and left, but all the pain left me really nauseated for quite some time. Very odd. I'm feeling better now though.

I'm ready for Memorial Day on Monday! We are having some people over to swim and cook out. Keep your fingers crossed that it doesn't rain ...

I hope everyone has a great holiday, stay safe!!

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Monday, April 21, 2008

I can't believe I haven't mentioned this yet ...

Last Thursday, for the 2nd episode of The Office since we came back from the writer's strike, we had a HORRIBLE storm and although we only lost power for about a minute, the entire evenings television lineup was preempted by the fascinating (yes, i'm exaggerating) weather reporters. So, while I was kept abreast of how large the hail was that was falling in downtown as opposed to out on the west side of town - everyone else not in DFW was watching The Office and laughing.

Luckily, someone on our local NBC station mentioned that if the viewers wanted to catch any shows they were missing during the storm, that you could go to www.hulu.com and watch them for free! Friday morning I woke up all excited and checked out the site, and sure enough ... there it was, the previous nights episode in all its glory. I said "getting ready for work be damned, I'm watching The Office!" And then I did just that.

It was hilariously funny and I loved every second of it. Thanks to Jane McGarry - NBC News Anchor - for saving my Thursday night. I'm forever grateful.

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Spring is definitely here

Yesterday I went to the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens with my new camera and a borrowed macro lens (thanks Phillip). I am so in love with this lens, I must have one for myself.

Here is just one of the pictures I took, I love this flower as well as how the shot came out. The roses were in full bloom and it was just a great day all around.

See all the shots from our outing here.

Fort Worth Botanical Garden

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Saturday, April 5, 2008

I Love Threadless!

Lately I've been all over threadless.com and bought a few awesome new t-shirts ... I think I'm a little bit addicted :) Here are the ones I am sporting now:
Cookie Loves Milk
Cookie Loves Milk
Nice Boobies
Nice Boobies
They're, Their, There
They're, Their, There
Sock Battle
Sock Battle
Refrigerator Running
Refrigerator Running
We're on the Same Level
We're on the Same Level
Loch Ness Imposter
Loch Ness Imposter

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  • From Fort Worth, Texas, United States
  • I'm a 37 year old, left handed, aries, web designer, kitty cat mom, swimming pool fanatic, tv watcher, game player, knitter, seamstress, crocheter, aspiring photographer.
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