Friday, July 29, 2005

Pickup line # 278

You must be a carpenter because you give me wood all day long.

As told to me by my 15 year old son. Son, don't use this in the real world, okay?

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Can't say I'm a Tom Cruise fan


I read Dear Prudence every Thursday from Slate Magazine from - I don't know why but I enjoy advise columns. Probably a sick part of me enjoys reading other people's problems, 'cause we all know I don't have any - yeah right.

Well, this week I'm reprinting what one of her writers wrote in about. I feel it's important and I have a strong desire to get the word out, spread it around and yell it from the mountain tops. So, with out further ado (why do people say crappy things like this anyway) here is the problem followed by the advise:

Dear Prudie,
After hearing Tom Cruise's ignorant and uninformed rant about psychiatry being a "pseudoscience," I had to write. Unfortunately, too many people listen to the opinions of celebrities and take them as gospel. Tom Cruise's irresponsible preaching could harm many people and increase the stigma our society already attaches to those with mental-health issues. I respect your support of the mental-health fields, so I hope this message can get to those folks who need help but are afraid to get it because of people like Mr. Cruise, who have easy access to the media. I am a licensed clinical psychologist currently providing care for our nation's military. I could only stare in disbelief at Mr. Cruise's announcement that psychiatric disorders "can be treated with exercise and vitamins." Part of a soldier's job is to exercise and be healthy, including taking vitamins as appropriate, and let me tell you, those things have never "cured" a psychiatric disorder yet. Tell a soldier with post-traumatic stress disorder that exercise and vitamins will "cure" him, and he'll walk out of your office and continue suffering. Tell a suicidal young mother that exercise and vitamins will "cure" her, and you will leave her feeling just as hopeless as when she walked in. I don't know what "research" Mr. Cruise is reading that tells him there is no such thing as a chemical imbalance, but I suspect it is more of L. Ron Hubbard's. Talk to any reputable neurologist; it is not Mr. Cruise who can read the results of PET scans or functional MRIs. For those of you out there who are suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, or any other mental-health disorder, please don't listen to the preaching of celebrities who claim to be experts in mental health. Seek help from a licensed mental health provider. Contact your HMO, NAMI (the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill), or talk to your family doctor for a referral. There are affordable mental-health options in every community.
—M.D., Ph.D

Dear M.,
Prudie seldom runs comment letters like yours, but it seemed worth doing in light of the massive publicity given to this particular actor's pronouncements. We must hope that thoughtful people do not take their medical directives from celebrities who have ties to a religion or a cult, however one wishes to see it. And of course Prudie is a lay person, but jumping up and down on a couch—on television—did suggest that this young man was, at the very least, manic.
—Prudie, consequentially

Thank you, well said. Tom, you're an ass and that's all I'm gonna say about that.

Pickup Line # 189

Do you want to see something swell?

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Says it all, doesn't it?

My Sister and her husband

raft trip in Alaska

I haven't seen them since the beginning of June and now it's almost August. We talk every week and that's nice and all - but it'll be great to see her again. She is my baby sister (not so much a baby anymore) and even though she was my younger, she always acted like my mother (worse even). Telling me what to do and what not to do, how to act and crap like that. She still does, but not so much because she knows it pisses me off - so she tries to keep it to a minimum. I chalk it up to her being a Virgo and me a Cancer. Her being anal and me loose. Probably.

So this weekend we're driving up to see them - it's gonna be a short weekend, but we'll have a blast.

I love you little sister!

Monday, July 25, 2005

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Charlie and The Chocolate Factory was so good - I loved it. I loved the first one; but this was great - better even! I cried. So, of course it was great!

The only thing was that most of the time I couldn't understand the words to the Oompa-Loompas songs. Is that the age thing creeping up on me again?

I want to see it again for fear that I might have missed something the first time around.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

I hate my cat

We got her used from the SPCA. I should have known something was up with her when they couldn't get her out of her cage the first time for a visit. I just figured she was upset at being dumped as she had only gotten dropped off two days before. Nope, that's not it, she is just a bitch. You don't pet her, you don't pick her up and don't even look at her. It's that bad.

I think she was abused as a child. When she jumps from say a table to the couch her back legs slip out all the time and she doesn't complete the jump. She can't figure out how to retract her nails and sticks to stuff like carpet, rugs and chairs all the time which then makes her an easy prey for the hounds to get at her. I've seen her hanging from the chin skin of my male boxer many times. However, if she was abused or not, doesn't mean she has to claw the shit out of me just for walking by where she happens to be sitting. Does it?


Makes me not want to clean her litter box and all. Who wants to clean a litter box anyway?

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Inside the Blogger's Studio

So, I asked the Beautiful (I really should learn how to do this better) to interview me. I will answer the questions shortly, but first, I am contractually obligated to explain the rules to this inquisitive round-robin. I am copying and pasting this directly from Brooke Rose because I am lazy.

Here are the instructions:
1. If you want to participate, leave a comment below saying "Interview me." "Blow me" or "Eat me" are not acceptable substitutes.
2. I will respond by asking you five questions - each person's will be different. I'll post the questions in the comments section of this post.
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview others in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

Here are Brooke's questions for me.

1. Someone hands you $50,000 - what do you do with it?
Pay off my credit card debt, plan and pay for my vacation next summer to Costa Rica and put the rest in the bank for a rainy day. I'm boring.

2. You are the newest Disney Princess. Who are you and what is your story?
Naughty Rita. A princess who is always in trouble and needs to be punished. She never does as she is told and is always running away and has to be caught and locked up in the dungeon or the torture chamber. (okay I gotta stop myself before I get all wet)

3. What was the best vacation you ever took? Describe it.
Rome!! The weather was perfect. The food and wine was divine. The men were gorgeous. The art was everywhere. Vatican City was a trip to learn how much wealth the catholic church has. All the old places dated back long before Jesus was supposed to have walked. It was jubilee year and that's when the 4 basilicas open the 4th portal or door and when you walk thought that door you are suppose to be absorbed of all sins. My sister caught me walking through the door twice at St. Paul's. She then came over to me elbowed me hard and stated "that ain't enough". Witch. But I love her. She just knows me too well. It was a blast. Villa Borghese was my personal favorite. I would love to go back and spend a month. You could be there a month and not get bored.

4. Aerosmith or the Rolling Stones?
Rolling Stones

5. If you had to hunt and kill your own food, would you become a vegetarian?
No, but I'd probably be eating more fish than I currently do as I'm not a good hunter and dove season is short.

Thank you Brooke!

Thursday, July 14, 2005

I suck really

I'm not very good at writing and have a hard time spelling. So it keeps me from posting daily.

We had a blast of a weekend at the beach. My bestest (and I know that's not a word) friends flew in from Utah and their friends from Austin drove down. We all hung out drinking and talking. What a great weekend! It was so fun remembering all the old times and catching on the recent stuff. And flashing my breast on the beach at Bruce's request. He knows me so well.

I'll post some pictures when I get them.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

My Office Building

Some days it's not so bad and then there are other days.

My office has a window with a view, but I keep that view closed not because of not wanting to look out. I just don't want anyone to view in. The view is nice it's of a jungle like atrium. Across the atrium is a security company. There is a excessive amount of traffic the security company draws of individuals filling out employment applications. It seems that the person filling out the application always has to bring the whole family. So on the days it is bad is when we have toddlers screaming, crying and whatever else out there. In having an office with a whole wall of window I can hear everything. I'm guessing these people don't realize there are people trying to work around here.

Employment Search Tip # 1 - Always bring your screaming toddler child on job interviews. That way the hopeful employer can see your shining star and know that they need to give that security job to you 'cause you have another mouth to feed another than your own.


I'm so sorry. Ours hearts go out to you.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Bad Mood Tuesday

Woke up in a bad mood. My husband was hogging the bed and I threw up while brushing my teeth. I just don't feel well and don't want to be here today. I want to crawl back under the rock from where I came.

Friday, July 01, 2005

I know I’m thirsty