Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain!

Saturday, June 30, 2007

One More Meme

I was tagged by Sunrunner for this meme.

INSTRUCTIONS: Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot, like so:

Freelance Cynic
Are We There Yet??
It's A Blog Eat Blog World
Thoughts, Ideas and Wildfires
Odat Mumbles

Next select five people to tag:

1) Michael C.
2) Deb (Boondoggled)
3) CEO
4) Meloncutter
5) Twinhead

Then answer the following questions:

What were you doing 10 years ago?
I was a lot more optimistic than I am now....I had a great job, a loving family, a great house (with a white picket fence and all), I felt like I could handle anything.

What were you doing 1 year ago?
I had just switched jobs, (same company tho)...was learning something new...and found some good friends along the way.

Five snacks I enjoy:
1. Popcorn
2. Pretzels
3. Humus on crackers
4. Cheese (any kind)
5. Frozen vanilla yogart

Five songs to which you know all the lyrics:
1. The ABC Song ;-)
2. How to Save a Life - The Fray
3. The entire soundtrack of Les Mesirables.
4. I Need a Lover (that won't drive me crazy) - John Mellencamp
5. American Girls - Counting Crows

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:
1. Set up the perfect care that one can have for Mom.
2. Build the perfect house on a beach in Tahiti
3. Have a live-in chef and personal trainer
4. Set up an animal shelter
5. Buy a red Porsche

Five bad habits:
1. Telling it like it is
2. Interupting people, (even tho I hate when people do this to me. I'm working on it least I'm aware of it).
3. I chew gum all the time.
4. Choosing the easy way
5. Procrastinating.

Five things you would never wear again:
1. That string bikini
2. Plaid
3. My wedding dress
4. Size 6 (ahahaha)
5. Stretch pants!!

Five favorite toys:
1. Not saying :d
2. My lap top
3. My lil Snot dog
4. My new lil camera
5. My stain glass cutter


Friday, June 29, 2007

Happy Dance Friday


An overload of cuteness is set to the jazzy vocals of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.

Hey, I told you I was watching lots of videos! And I'm just sharing them with all of you now....

Sorry about the slow music but I have to cause of my ankle, ya know?

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, June 28, 2007


I must say that doing nothing is not all it made out to be. I've been home for two days, hobbling around, trying to "chillax", keeping my foot up, being good. I should be writing fifty million blogs or so. I don't have the wherewithal to even do that. Doing nothing equates to feeling like doing more of nothing. So, like Seinfeld, this post is about "nothing".

Did nothing in the morning.....
Did nothing in the evening....
Doing nothing......all over the world.......
Ok enough.

Actually I have been doing something...watching old TV "stuff" on line....Does anyone remember Mr. Bill from Saturday Night Live? I used to love him, as sick as it was!!!! Take a look......ohhhhhhhhhhh nooooooooooooooooo.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Be Happy!



Tuesday, June 26, 2007

It Started Out Nice....

It was a beautiful day. After all, it was Monkey Monday. The weekend weather was beautiful. I went to work in a great frame of mind. Who could ask for anything more? (Well I could, but why push my luck.) I bought my weekly bouquet of flowers on my walk from the train to the office. Folks were out walking their "city" dogs, picking up their poop. Doormen were washing down the sidewalks. Restaurants were getting their daily deliveries of fresh fish and vegetables.

I love this time in the morning.
I arrived at the office before anyone else. Got my coffee. Ate breakfast at my desk. Read the paper (ya don't think I was going to start working right away do you?). Off to a nice and easy start.

Colleagues start to arrive. I finish up my coffee. I get my vase to fill with water for my flowers and walk to the kitchen area. Note that I have changed shoes from my "walking shoes" to my "office shoes". Walking down the carpeted hallway, I cross the threshold onto the "shiny" clean tiled floor of the kitchen.

My shoe slips on the floor. The vase goes flying into the air. I go crashing to the floor, awaiting the vase to come with me. I cover myself right before the crash of the shatters all around me! I sit on the floor in front of the refrigerator, holding onto my ankle that I twisted! (for the fourth time this year!). Everyone runs out of their offices wondering what the noise was. (Mind you, people are very wary of loud noises here in NYC). They see me sitting on the floor with glass all around yelling "Fuck, fuck, fuck" and not in a good way!

They wrapped my ankle up and hauled me off to my Medical Dept. in a wheelchair!

(It's not broken, just a bad sprain).

Ah, the price of fashion.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Happy Monkey Monday

Because he can!


I hope you all had a great weekend. I did. The weather was just perfect! Cool and breezy.

Hope the week goes great for everyone!


Five things I'm grateful for today:

1) Cool temperatures (not to last)

2) Dogs playing (real ones)

3) Driving with the windows open and the music blasting

4) Friends that care

5) Smiles

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Sunday Funnies

Not now, kid!

Only in New York!


Saturday Fillers.....;-)

I just love a good game, espcially with these players!


Friday, June 22, 2007

Happy Dance Friday and A Very Short, But Sweet Fairy Tale

Happy Dance Friday!!! The music is still playing from last week! Use it again! ;-)

Ok guys, don't kill me....tis true tho...hehehe.

Once upon a time, a girl asked a guy , "Will you marry me?" The guy said "No" and the girl lived happily every after and went shopping, drank martinis with friends, always had a clean house, never had to cook, had a closet full of shoes and handbags, stayed skinny , and was never farted on.
The end.

(Thank you Tarby)


And always remember....

when life hands you Lemons,

ask for Tequila and Salt and call me over!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

How Was I Supposed to Know

Danielle tagged me to do a "How Was I Supposed to Know" theme meme.

I stole my brother's car keys off the table to go visit Mom who was in the hospital. Brother was sleeping off a hangover. I was 16. I never had a driving lesson in my life, but I did have a permit. So of course I could drive. I mean how hard could it be? I'd seen it done hundreds of times!

Off I went, driving along the straight boulevard, feeling so mature, listening to the radio.

HOW WAS I SUPPOSED TO KNOW that I had to straighten out the steering wheel after I made a turn????????????????

(I'll tell the rest of the story some day!)


Five things I'm grateful for today:
1) Coffeeeeeeeeeeee
2) Ice water on a hot day
3) Body butter
4) Full tank of gas (but now I can't eat!) ;-(
5) Quarter moons

Don't forget to keep up with the story over at The Writer's Experiment

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Ghosts on the Mountain by A Lake

It sits upon a mountain somewhere in Idaho, waiting to greet you with it's ghostlike frame. How did it get here? Who would have brought it here? What happened to it?

Rumor has it that when the wind blows at night you can hear the children yelling to let them out of school. They don't want to go to school. They'd rather be fishing or frolicking in the meadow there on top of the mountain. Is it their spirits' we hear or is it only the wind? The story also goes that just about the time the sun sets you can actually see them! Trying to get your attention if you're close by. You may feel a featherlike tickle on your face and think its a dandelion flying by in the breeze. It's the children, wanting to be set free. What do you think is the story behind this ghost bus? Ghost letter short of ghost bust...buster...busters!

Aha! That's where they came from or is it that's where they're going. I have no idea what I'm doing now......


The picture was actually taken last week by my blogging buddy
Roger (oger)

Five things I'm grateful for today:

1) Sunshine (on my shoulder.....)

2) That my lil dog has a home

3) Hell, that I have a home too!

4) Straight irons (for hair, that is) (as opposed to gay irons? ahahaha)

5) Pedicures

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

LIkes and Dislikes...Starting with I

mebsmommy tagged me to list my likes and dislikes, but they have to begin with the letter "i".
This is going to be a hard one ...I may have to go to the dictionary to look up "i" words...;-)

Ok here goes:

Irises, especially purple ones.
Ice Cream, partial to pure vanilla.
Igloos, because they look rather cozy, doncha think?
Iguanas, I've always been partial to lizard like things.
Idaho, where at least one nice person lives, potatoes thrive and is very beautiful.
Innies, as opposed to outies.
Interns, young and handsome!
Italian food!!!!!

Irregularity, well just because!
Idiots, but not necessarily acting idiotic, which I do on occasion.
Interviews, nerve wracking
Icicles, they really hurt when the melt and fall off the roof and hit you on the head.
Itching, I just got over poisen ivy.
Indifference, why can't we all just get along???
Interrogators, not crazy about lots of questions.

I think I'll tag Deb to list her likes and dislikes starting with the letter 'N'.

Five things I'm grateful for today:

See the first five things listed above.


Monday, June 18, 2007

Happy Monkey Monday

Happy Monkey Monday All!


Back from Boston in one piece.....

A great time was had by all at Twinhead's wedding. I'll be posting a little something about her big day later in the week.


Five things I'm grateful for:
1) Fast cars
2) Good music
3) the ability to laugh at just about anything
4) Swimming pools
5) Hot showers.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Summer Classes

I came across this yesterday....just a case anyone may be interested. ;-)

Summer Classes for Men at THE ADULT LEARNING CENTER


Class 1
How To Fill Up The Ice Cube Trays--Step by Step, with Slide Presentation. Meets 4 weeks, Monday and Wednesday for 2 hours beginning at 7:00 PM.

Class 2 The Toilet Paper Roll--Does It Change Itself? Round Table Discussion. Meets 2 weeks, Saturday 12:00 for 2 hours.

Class 3 Is It Possible To Urinate Using The Technique Of Lifting The Seat and Avoiding The Floor, Walls and Nearby Bathtub?
Group Practice. Meets 4 weeks, Saturday 10:00 PM for 2 hours.

Class 4 Fundamental Differences Between The Laundry Hamper and The Floor
Pictures and Explanatory Graphics.
Meets Saturdays at 2:00 PM for 3 weeks.

Class 5 Dinner Dishes--Can They Levitate and Fly Into The Kitchen Sink?
Examples on Video.
Meets 4 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours beginning at 7:00 PM

Class 6 Loss Of Identity--Losing The Remote To Your Significant Other.
Help Line Support and Support Groups.
Meets 4 Weeks, Friday and Sunday 7:00 PM

Class 7 Learning How To Find Things--Starting With Looking In The Right Places And Not Turning The House Upside Down While Screaming.
Open Forum Monday at 8:00 PM, 2 hours.

Class 8 Health Watch--Bringing Her Flowers Is Not Harmful To Your Health.
Graphics and Audio Tapes.
Three nights; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours.

Class 9 Real Men Ask For Directions When Lost--Real Life Testimonials.
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM Location to be determined

Class 10 Is It Genetically Impossible To Sit Quietly While She Parallel Parks?
Driving Simulations. 4 weeks, Saturday's noon, 2 hours.

Class 11 Learning to Live--Basic Differences Between Mother and Wife.
Online Classes and role-playing Tuesdays at 7:00 PM, location to be determined

Class 12 How to be the Ideal Shopping CompanionRelaxation Exercises, Meditation and Breathing Techniques. Meets 4 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours beginning at 7:00 PM.

Class 13 How to Fight Cerebral Atrophy--Remembering Birthdays, Anniversaries and Other Important Dates and Calling When You're Going To Be Late. Cerebral Shock Therapy Sessions and Full Lobotomies Offered.Three nights; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours.
Class 14 The Stove/Oven--What It Is and How It Is Used.Live Demonstration. Tuesdays at 6:00 PM, location to be determined.

Upon completion of any of the above courses, diplomas will be issued to the survivors.


Five things I'm grateful for today:
1) Can I say sex here?
2) Lil kittens
3) Being able to travel
4) Best friends
5) Making friends laugh

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Over at Mike's Homefront, I've agreed to participate in "The Experiment"......go read all about it..and wish us all luck. I don't know what I've gotten myself into, but it should be exciting, to say the least.

On another note, why in Hell should I have to Press 1 for English?


Five things I'm grateful for today:
1) Air conditioning
2) Flip flops
3) Meatballs
4) Soft pillows
5) Laughter

Monday, June 11, 2007

Happy Monkey Monday

I don't know how the weekend is over already!

Happy Monkey Monday! I'd rather be in bed,

the quilt all soft and cuddly,

pulled way up on my head.

But there's something I must get to,

I think it's called a job....

going out the door now,

to face the racing mob!

Enjoy your Monday.....................

Five things I'm grateful for today:
1) Sunshine
2) Laughing friends
3) Great coffee
4) Smiles
5) Puppies

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Meme Trois

Paul over at Shadow of Diogenes tagged me for the following three question meme, ergo the

Meme Trois (sounds kinda kinky, huh? ;-)
(Q1) What is your favorite kind of music ?

I would have to say classic rock is the music I listen to most. But my music also varies according to the mood I'm in and the location also effects it. For example, while travelling to work it's got to be hopping and loud and fast to get my blood going...but coming home I need a little more soothing music to calm my soul. I sometimes turn on classical music for that. When I'm putzing around the house or doing some cleaning I usually play show tunes and sing along with them. It makes me energetic and my singing usually keeps people away from me, far, far away...;-)
so I get more done!

(Q2) Who is the most beautiful woman or handsome man whom you have ever seen ?

Although this question seems really easy to answer, it isn't, for me. My defininition of beauty or handsomeness is most likely different than others. But I tried to think of someone who has outer beauty as well as charisma and just by looking at them makes me smile. It's not anyone in particular but I'm going to have to say that the most handsome man by my definition has a combination of a sexy smile, smiling eyes, strong body, dark hair, tall.
Liam Neissen (the actor) is an example of sexy and handsome to me as well as Michelangelo's "David" which a fine example of artistic beauty, except that I would have liked to see a larger, hmmmm, well you know).

(Q3) What is one thing that some people do that makes you boiling mad ?

It really bothers me when someone interupts me when I'm trying to say something. You know the kind. While you're talking, they start saying, oh yeah that happened to me and totally switch the conversation? Well what I do now, is totally ignore that the person has said anything and just give them the evil eye look, and continue to talk. Sometimes I raise my voice just a little and most of the time the other person shuts the hell up!!!!!!

Thanks Paul for the tag, and I'll tag all of you or none of you....if you feel like doing it.. (huh Ian, one more??? ;-)


Friday, June 08, 2007

Happy Dance Friday!!! hehe

Happy Dance Friday!
Enjoy your weekend. Have fun!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Optical Ilusions

See a baby?


Wednesday, June 06, 2007


Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.
Buddha (560-483 B.C.)
How about three words: Dona Nobis Paceam: Give Us Peace

Mimi comes through once again in gathering the people of the blogesphere to come together "peacefully" through our 'oneness' in posting our peace globes today. Let's hope the universe will get "it" and give it back to us in the form of "Peace On Earth".

Since I'm usually not much for a lot of words I will bow to Buddha's quote and wish you all one word "Peace".

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

The Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.........Benjamin Disraeli

I am far from the philosopher, although I did love the subject while in school. I read a post today about the "truth", whether or not it will set you free. To tell the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, or not? "To thine own self be true"?
I find that it's my instinct that allows the truth to come spewing out of me all the time. Or maybe it was just my Catholic upbringing that scarred the truth out of me lest I burn in hell. What I'm trying to say is that I can't lie well. It shows immediately on my face. My friends used to tell me that they'd never want to do anything that requres telling a lie with me because my face just shines "guilty"!!! But yet there are those who don't think twice about telling an untruth. It come naturally to them.
But there are those occasions, in the post I just read says, that one should be tactful in order not to hurt someone. Tactful as in lying. That's what got me thinking. Should we tactfully lie in order not to be hurtful. Is that "being true to yourself"? I feel everytime I do lie there's a sort of karma that builds up and although I don't feel it right away, there is a "cosmic" price one has to pay in the future, in the form of mental anquish or something similar.
So yes, I am "tactlessly" truthful most of the time and yes, there are those occasions where the people around me do not appreciate it. But I've found through my own experience that in order to feel good on the inside, one must sometimes be bad on the outside. Does that make any sense???

What do you do?

Monday, June 04, 2007

Happy Monkey Monday

Happy Monkey Monday

Heed the above advice...after all it is Monday and someone may be watching!

(and take a bath while you're at it).


Sunday, June 03, 2007

World Records

(The picture has absolutely nothing to do with the post. I just kinda liked it!)
Guinness Book Of World Records

Sleeping Beauty, Tom Thumb, and Quasimodo were all talking one day.

Sleeping Beauty said, "I believe myself to be the most beautiful girl in the world."

Tom Thumb said, "I must be the smallest person in the world."

Quasimodo said, "I absolutely have to be the most tacky, rude, crude, gross & disgusting person in the world."

So they all decided to go to the Guinness Book of World Records to have their claims verified.

Sleeping Beauty went in first and came out looking deliriously happy.

"It's official; I AM the most beautiful girl in the world."

Tom Thumb went next and emerged triumphant, "I am now officially the smallest person in the world."

Sometime later, Quasimodo comes out looking utterly confused and says,
"Who the heck is Rosie O'Donnell? "

Saturday, June 02, 2007


This is not meant for any of you who read it. I just thought that you may want to copy it and pass it along to someone who may need this type of blessing. I've sent it to a few who are deserving of it and I'm sure you have someone in mind too. hehe!


Friday, June 01, 2007


Happy Dance Friday!
Have a great weekend all and don't forget to "move it, move it", because I sure won't.