Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Bug Love

I had the best phone call ever. Our very own Buggy called and made my day, heck - I think she single-handedly made my month :)

I was at my parents this weekend celebrating my Dad's birthday. I get really crappy reception out there so I usually don't answer my phone while there. When I got home I checked my messages and there was this really garbled one that said "tum@#$ this is bu#%#%@ and that was about all I could understand.

It took me a few days of replaying it to think of who it could be, so taking a chance I sent Buggy a pm. Thinking if it wasn't her I would be considered a world class stalker or something.

So I get a call lastnight and it was our very own Buggy! *does happy dance
I have to admit I've had an OT girl-crush on Buggy forever and a day. *grin Anyway, we had a fun conversation while she was wrapping presents. She called back a few seconds after hanging up to say all of those presents she had wrapped while talking, she had put to: herself on the gift tag. *snort

I haven't laughed a real laugh all week until lastnight. Thanks Bug!

Saturday, December 20, 2008


When does a movie move past PG-13 to R rated?

How much sexual content moves it to that point? Or is it a heated political scene that nudges it towards the abyss.

Or simple too many of the f-bombs being dropped.

Or it could be just that it's viewed more than 225 times and the Motion Picture Association is just worried that it's going to go R without them realizing it.

And did you know that they are keeping track of your viewing habits and you're on a list. Kind of like the communist list back in the day I guess.

I think the Motion Picture Association needs to lighten up a little.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Salsa Dancing

I'm heading into Tulsa to spend the weekend with my bestfriend to shop and take our first salsa dance class. I'll let you know if I wind up in traction in some hospital somewhere.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Update: Ok, we went. Hooyaaaa. Where to start.......the instructor looked like Ricardo Montlban, well he did if you squished your eyes and made your vision go blurry. But his accent was spot on. Quite yummy.

I refused to wear a dress but did put on heals. Ouch, ouch and double ouch. I have blisters on my little toes. And I have really high arches and most heals arches suck unless you pay big bucks. Which I don't.

My calves had spasms that night. Good grief, what was I thinking!

I was thinking......Hell, yeah! We had more fun and laughed more than I can ever remember. For every blister, bump, bruise, ache or pain there is a good memory associated with it.

Was I any good? Well, let's put it this way. I can confidently say that I am better than Cloris Leachman *grin and my dance partner did not have to go to the hospital for foot surgery the next day. Other than that it's up in the air about how good.

I would definitely salsa again. With or without chips!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


I'm usually not one that falls in with the crowd, I like dancing to the beat of my own drum.

Only this time around I'm going to be a lemming. After seeing Australia not once but twice within a week's span I am thoroughly smitten with Hugh Jackman. If I were stranded on a desert island I would pick him to be my Sawyer, yep even over Sawyer. Though I still do find Sawyer swoon worthy.

I'm not sure if it was the bathing scene or the ball scene or both plus the accent that finally pushed me into being a raving Jackmanite and it really doesn't matter. It just matters that I am and I don't care who knows it :)

I'm sorry Depp, I'm sorry McConaughey, I'm sorry Holloway but you three must move down the list because Jackman's just moved to the top. *swoon

Monday, December 1, 2008


Well, after hitting post before I actually said anything I'll try this again.

I hope everyone had a nice, relaxing weekend.

I had a housefull. Rob, my sister, twin nieces, brother and sil all have been here since Wed night. My house is a tiny little two bedroom cabin, with one little bathroom. This weekend was an adventure, especially when we broke out the beer and wine :)

We cooked and ate and played games. We discussed politics without screaming ( my Mom and Dad and a couple of our friends came over Saturday to eat and play games - we were discussing politics and Obama's win and he said that something I said to him over the summer made him take another look at Obama and reassess him. That made me happy)

Funniest moment - we were playing Beyond Balderdash and the answer was July 18th, 1980. My mother wrote "The day the Fourth of July was celebrated that year because of rain." I laughed so hard, but I think it was just one of those silly moments because nobody else thought it was quite that funny.

I made a carrot cake, first ever from scratch, with pineapple and nuts and coconut. My sil brought one (we didn't know each other was doing a carrot cake) with raisins. If you smooshed them both together they were fabulous. :) My brussel sprouts were a hit, btw.

Bre called, their showers are broken and they had just finished eating...and I quote...."some pressed turkey with jelly gravy, cold green beans something congealed on top, instant cold mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie which she hates and gave to Jimmy." That child is going to shrivel up and blow away. I didn't have the heart to tell her I was about to cut into a slice of carmeled apple pie. She did get her package from me that day though and shared her hot cocoa mix, said it was a hit so I will be sending more.

Mike's grandmother passed away a few days before Thanksgiving, he's torn up about not being able to be there. I called his mom, she's having a harder time than I am with this deployment. I feel bad for her. She wants him to get out, while I think once they're done with Iraq I'd like Bre to stay in. Right now she's thinking she's going to go Reserves and finish college then go back to full time as an officer. Her time in will still count towards retirement so she would be 40 and eligible for retirement. But it's their call.

Rob just left a little while ago, so my house has gone from full and rambunctous to quiet and lonely :(

Three more weeks and his lease will be finished. Yay. Hopefully the lease payout is what we expect and he can take some time finding a job or a company where he's home more.