Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Song of the Day, Kinda

I heard this song on the radio the other day, and for reals, it has been stuck in my head ever since.

Oh yea, Happy New Year.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Vanna-Banana Big Butt

My mother always wanted a dog. Growing up, all she would talk about was when she got her own house, she would get her yard and her dog. When my mom moved to Idaho, she put herself on a breeder's list so she could purchase a Bernese mountain dog puppy. A time later, she came home with Fiona. My mom would call and say to the dog, "say hi to your sister Nessa!" Annoying as hell, but my mom finally had her dog.

Then she decided that she wanted a second Bernese mountain dog and put her name on another list. The "bitch" didn't have enough puppies, so my mom said she would wait until next season. The breeder who sold Fiona to my mom asked if she would consider taking in Vanna, Fiona's mom. From what I understand Vanna was a show dog and did very well in her day, but she was five and they couldn't use her to show or breed anymore. So my mom, not wanting to wait for another puppy, agreed.

Side note - About a year later, my mom purchased Brady, another Bernese mountain dog. My mom didn't train him well and he's pretty obnoxious. A sweetheart though.

That is Fiona on the left, Brady in the middle, and Vanna on the right (and my mom) in her backyard last winter.

Anyway, my mom called to tell me that she had to put Vanna down on Christmas. She had some sort of bone thing that could possibly be fixed, but if successful, she would still have to spend the rest of her life on heavy pain meds and in a kennel. She would be able to run or even really walk much. So my mom decided to let her go instead of having her live out the rest of her life like that. My mom is still heart broken after having to put Scooter down not too long ago. It was extremely hard to listen to my mom sob on the phone. Her way of mourning is to explain every detail that Vanna had gone through, almost like she has to tell herself it was the right thing to do. It really was, but it doesn't make the pain any less.

Vanna was a very sweet-natured girl and I will certainly miss her. She was my cuddle dog when I would go visit and sit her huge ass on me so I could hug on her.

You know, I know the ultimate heart-ache I will have to endure when I loose Sabrina, Jazzmine, and Maggie. I hate to even think it. But the love these babies show me is so worth it.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Top 25 Hits of 2008

According to Billboard...

I thought this vidjo was pretty cool! It's a mash up of all 25 songs and if it were a song separately, I would probably like it.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmastime is Done

So every year for the last five, Derek and I have had a Christmas dinner for my sister, her roommate, and my best pal April. There has been some inclusions and exclusions over the years, but it is something I always look forward to.

This year was no exception, We planned a vegetarian feast for Christmas eve for Derek and I, April and her boyfriend Doug, and April's dad.

So April and I divided up the dishes and can I tell you...I will be catering next year hahahaha! It wasn't that the food was bad, it was fabulous. It was the amount of slicing and dicing we did and having my stove die half way through. haha! So I do not have a stove and we had to finish what we could on the foreman grill and microwave. Last night I was cooking some potato and soy chorizo burritos for dinner last night. I am trying to figure out how I can cook up some past to use up the last of my ricotta cheese and the Italian style "sausage" I have in the fridge. I feel horrible since our landlord just replaced the air conditioner and the garbage disposal. With the economy as shitty as it is, I almost don't want to tell him and cook on the foreman for a month. I know this isn't realistic, but still. But the food that made it through was fabulous and I will probably make the dishes again separately.

So after the company hoisted it out of here, Derek and I went to bed and I passed out. Derek (who needs the 8 hours sleep) woke me up because Santa had come (honk) and he wanted to open the pressies. Derek and his nerdy self haha he got a Mario T-shirt, a Bullet Bill wallet, a few books, some wii points, and the Dark Knight on DVD. He also got some money to be put toward the purchase of his Playstation 3. I got a GPS unit because Nessa does get lost, the third instalment of the Wicked series, all 8 seasons of the Cosby Show on dvd, some vegetarian cookbooks. Derek's parents sent us yummy Cadbury candy and my mom sent some odds and ends. A good time was had by us.

We then had some Carl's Jr for lunch and watched a Christmas Story where I tried to nap. Derek hates when I sleep in the living room so he kept waking me up. We were waiting for Derek's parents to call from the Scotland. Which they did at midnight their time and we chitta chatted about our days and found out my sister in law, Jen, is 3 months pregnant! I am so excited for them! So hurrah!

Today my stupid ass neighbors decided that 8 am was a good time to nail things into the wall. So I got up and curled up on the couch with the cat, drank some coffee, and started catching up on podcasts so I don't have 75 to listen to when I get back to work. I am so excited that the LFC is coming back and I have really enjoyed the shows Big Fatty has done with him. His snowflake skit was hilarious. I loved at the end when Holly said it's always too loud. good stuff!

So I have a favor to ask of you. Between a few people I have $50 in iTunes and of course I have no idea what to purchase. I always have a list in my head, but then I forget what I want. So what's your favorite song or songs. I do need to download some Abba because I have this karaoke game for playstation 2 I am addicted too has a game with just Abba songs. I know maybe 2 Abba songs. Dancing Queen and Take a Chance on me. Derek says that in the UK everyone loves the Abba and he knew more than I did. So I will need to get me some Abba so I can keep up.

So I think I have certainly babbled on long enough! I hope you all had a good holiday and junk and stuff.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Song of the Day 12/25/08

White Christmas, by Bing Crosby

Love to all my friends, new and old. Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Song of the Day 12/24/08

The First Noel, by Elvis Presley

To everyone I had the pleasure of meeting and interacting with this year, I hope that you and yours have a wonderful Christmas! Eat, DRINK, and be Merry! XO

Monday, December 22, 2008

Song of the Day 12/22/08

Little Drummer Boy, by Tori Amos

I love me some Tori Amos.

My sentiments exactly

Thanks Drum!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Song of the Day 12/21/08

O Holy Night, by Bing Crosby

Say what you will about Bing Crosby, this song is beautiful and seriously makes me tear up.

I have met some outstanding people this year and am so happy to call them my friends, and in some cases, family and I hope to add to the list in 2009. Who knew you could have so many dads?

Without getting too long winded and sappy, I would just like to say that for those of you who read my blog, listen to the podcasts I was or am involved with, who take the time to write me, send cards, and make the most wonderful Christmas decor for me, thank you.

I say Christmas is what you make it and hope that, regardless of what you celebrate or believe, you make it special and do what makes you happy.


Saturday, December 20, 2008

Song of the Day 12/20/08

Mele Kalikimaka, by Bing Crosby and The Andrew Sisters

I had a great day today. Last night Christian came down and we had some drinks, some laughs, and a lot of PNS talk. Then today, Miss Wes came and we baked cookies, chatted a bit, and laughed a ton! I am so thankful that Ricky introduced us because Christian is awesome and I can't say enough good things about Miss Wes. Thanks boys for a fun day!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Song of the Day 12/18/08

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, by Andy Williams

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My Heart

My darling Maggie May wearing her Christmas Jacket...

long enough for the picture to be taken and then she shook it off hahaha! I love her!

Song of the Day 12/17/08

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Song of the Day 12/16/08

It Doesn't Have To Be That Way, by Jim Croce

And the windy winter avenues
Just don't seem the same,
And the Christmas carols sound like blues,
But the choir is not to blame.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008

So Much For Doing it Everyday

I forgot to post a Xmas video yesterday, oops! So today, I have We're a Couple of Misfits from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. And you know...I relate haha!

Friday, December 12, 2008


I'm not sure how long ago it was, a few days, but Walt did 50 random thoughts. While I was laying in bed watching Sister Act 2 (shut up) I thought I should try and see if I could think up 50 things. So here we go.

1) I have heartburn like whoa right now
2) Whoopie Goldberg's smile makes me smile
3) There are people I wish i were closer to
4) The first thing I said after I got married was "I's married now, I's married now!" a la Oprah from the Color Purple.
5) Derek and I have the same size feet.
6) I hate grocery shopping alone, I am always afraid people will judge me based on what is in my cart.
7) I love karaoke because it allows me to sing for an audience and it's ok that I am horrible, because there is always someone worse.
8) I am an emotional eater
9) My mom thinks I need therapy and I am beginning to believe her
10) My sister and I used to tell people that Jennifer Love from Kids Incorporated was our cousin, who knew she would turn out to be Jennifer Love Hewitt.
11) I am jealous of how my sister always fucks up, but always seems to come out on top.
12) I have never had a brand new car
13) My favorite color is red
14) Derek walks around with his zipper down all the time
15) Derek also spills everything he drinks at least once, my poor carpet
16) I have never developed or kept relationships with girls, I think the majority of us are petty and two-faced.
17) I love cooking for other people
18) When ever I am able to purchase a home, the kitchen will be the deciding factor.
19) I dropped out of college because I was afraid of failing.
20) I am intrigued by live web cams of city blocks, I would rather watch people live then leave my house
21) I sometimes think that Derek resents me because I am so afraid to leave the house.
22) Anytime I start to feel better about myself, I sabotage it
23) Did I mention I think therapy is looking like a good solution
24) Every man I have been in a relationship with has been into video games
25) One of my ex-boyfriends wants to draw comic books
26) Sometimes, I don't want to move to Idaho
27) Tori Amos, Kurt Cobain, and Elliott Smith are the most talented people in my eyes.
28) In high school, I checked out books on suicide from the library to get my mom's attention. It didn't work.
29) I would never commit suicide.
30) When asked if I would harm anyone without anyone ever knowing, I don't say no to look like a good person, I say no because I don't like feeling guilty.
31) I hate scary movies
32) the end of the Sixth Sense made me cry
33) My mother is friends with one of my ex-boyfriends and I hate it, even though he's a good guy.
34) I will watch the Cosby Show, Extreme Home Makeover, or Jackass no matter how many times I have seen the episodes.
35) I always think, "gee, I should get my nails done." But never do.
36) I used to think my middle name was Wyoming.
37) I remember the exact location of where I was when I learned what "fliping off" someone meant. It was in front of the mailboxes at the townhouses I lived in when I was ages four through six.
38) I remember my first phone number.
39) Every year, around my father's birthday, I try to find him.
40) I found out my grandmother died while looking for him two years ago. She never knew that my father and I never spoke, she thought my mother kept us from her. My father thanked me for not telling her the truth.
41) I miss playing Atari 2600
42) Sometimes, a friend's text messages save me from a bad day.
43) I love how when I listen to TWSS and they say "whut?" I say "whut" at the same time.
44) My next tatoo will be the phrase "Butterflies don't belong in nets." Bonus points if you know the song and artist.
45) I love glitter (Not the movie, sorry Ricky!)
46) Ricolla!
47) I love watching Cops
48) I miss my friend Kevin more than he will ever know
49) There was a kid I worked with when I was 18 who ripped his pants at work and couldn't afford to buy new pants, and they wouldn't let him work until he got new pants. I bought him pants. I don't know where that thought came from. I wonder what happened to that kid.
50) I love when Maggie yawns in my face.

It's the Holiday Season!


I have never been so not excited about Christmas ever. I don't know what my deal is, I am trying everything from watching White Christmas twice in one day (once with Rosemary Clooney's commentary...That lady is nuts) to singing obnoxiously loud in the car Andy Williams and Johnny Mathis. I just can't shake this bah humbug feeling. I really hope it passes. Here's hoping!

I would like to thank everyone who left comments or sent me emails regarding Scooter and her passing. I think it has been easier for me since I am not there. I was really more relieved than sad. She was so old and was sick. It was for the best and I know it.

So I was watching ABC Family last night, I guess they are doing 25 days of Christmas. Last night was Rudolph save the New Year and A Year Without Santa. I had never heard of Rudolph and the New Year. It was bizarre. I find a lot of those claymation cartoons a little odd, but strangely comforting. You know what else I find comforting is It's Christmas Charlie Brown. I was watching it the other night and got teary eyed. I really have no clue as to why. I wasn't sad, I wasn't depressed, I just got a little nostalgic I guess.

I haven't done a song of the day in awhile. So I think I will try and do one everyday until Christmas. Since I just say A Year Without Santa last night, how about Snow Miser and Heat Miser.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

No title

A couple things have me down this week.

Found out someone is writing emails and signing my name to them and not being very nice in the messages. I don't know who it is or why they are doing it, well they are doing it to be hateful and cause drama. Well mr. or ms. email writer, Karma will come to you. I do ask that if anyone does get an email and youre not sure it's from me or not, check the IP address (It should tell you where the emails are coming from.)or contact me through twitter or facebook, I will be happy to confirm my email address with you.

The biggest thing that has me down is my mother had to put Scooter down today. We got scooter when I was 12 or 13. (I'm 30 now). She was having health problems and we all knew it was coming. Last week I told my mom she should probably take Scooter in for another check up to make sure she isn't in any pain or suffering. I am guessing the vet didn't give my mom good news. I would normally be crying like a baby right now, but instead, I feel relieved. I knew it was time. When I was up there in October, I knew that Scooter was ready to go. I don't know how I knew, I just got that feeling. So I am very sad, but relieved she won't be in pain anymore.

I know next week will be better, just a little sad that people are dicks and very sad about my Scooter Pie.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Prop 8...The Musical

See more Jack Black videos at Funny or Die

Monday, December 1, 2008

World Aids Day 2008

The 1st of December, World AIDS Day, is the day when individuals and organizations from around the world come together to bring attention to the global AIDS epidemic. 2008 marks the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day. Whilst we have come a long ways since 1988, there is still much more to be done.

For more information on how you can get involved, click here or use your favorite internet search engine.