Friday, December 31, 2004

Happy New Year?

I have never been very impressed with this faux holiday called New Year's Eve. I have had some pretty cool new years...but still, I just think it is a silly holiday. I have a hard time even thinking of it as a holiday.

Part of it is also because I have had more boring new years than spectacular ones. many ways, people look at you if you don't have exciting plans on New Years like you are pathetic or something. I think my diss of New Years is rebelling against that mentality.

On most weekdays...I wake up at about 5:30am...and so, it is rare that I stay up past midnight, if I am tired tonight at 10:30ish...why shouldn't I go to bed? Why should I yawn and force myself to stay awake to watch the clock strike midnight??

So, I might go to sleep tonight before midnight...and I refuse to see myself as pathetic because of it.

Saturday, December 25, 2004

Merry Christmas to all....

And to all a good night!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I hope everyone out there in the internets (hee, hee) has a wonderful Christmas...surrounded by those that you love.

Friday, December 24, 2004

Officially an aunt....

Have I mentioned that my brother and his girlfriend were on the verge of having a baby??? Well, I officially became Auntie Shelley on Thursday December 23rd at 12:49pm.

I want everyone to meet Alex Montgomery, the prettiest little baby in a orange knit hat!

My brother lives in, I don't think I will get to see little baby Alex for a few months, but I am so elated and happy for him and couldn't stop myself from sharing pics of this little baby with the whole world!

He's another adorable pic of Alex...with Daddy Ryan holding him. Ain't they both cute?

My family got a wonderful Christmas present just a few days early, eh?

Thursday, December 23, 2004

I want two hours of my life back....

Yes, that's right...I want two hours of my life back!!!!

I got The Perfect Score from Netflix I watched it instead of watching repeats of Lost last night. Let's just say that I think it might be one of the worst movies I have ever seen. Yes, worse than Gigli! lol

I just thought it was dreadful. The dialogue was pathetic...the acting wasn't much better. I guess I shouldn't have expected much from an MTV Productions movie. I thought it would be a cute, teeny bopper film...but alas, not so much.

So, if you haven't seen recommendation would be to avoid it. If you have seen, WHY DIDN'T YOU WARN ME???

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

50 foods to eat before you die....

I was surfing BE this evening...what else am I going to do since I didn't go to work and slept so much that now I am wide awake. Anyways...I saw this post over at Chikafinty about the BBC claiming that there are 50 foods we should eat before we die.

So, I decided to play along. Those foods in bold are foods I have already eaten. Foods in blue are foods I would like to eat and foods in red are foods that I never plan on eating...EVER!

Something to note: I am a vegetarian and plan on always be a vegetarian, but I wasn't always a vegetarian, so that might explain some of the meaty items which are in bold.

Here goes!

1. Fresh fish
2. Lobster

3. Steak Never plan on eating it again though....
4. Thai food it...LOVE IT!
5. Chinese food
6. Ice cream
7. Pizza
8. Crab
9. Curry I used to not like it at all, but now I really like it, but in small quantities.
10. Prawns
11. Moreton Bay Bugs
12. Clam chowder
Never liked it, even when I was a meat eater.
13. Barbecues Been to one, never liked the smell of them though.
14. Pancakes
15. Pasta
16. Mussels

17. Cheesecake Never really liked it though
18. Lamb
19. Cream tea Never had it, but sure...I would try not.
20. Alligator
21. Oysters
22. Kangaroo

23. Chocolate
24. Sandwiches I imagine Joey from Friends being thrilled with this making the list!
25. Greek food Love it...well the vegetarian versions!
26. Burgers I have had both regular and lots of veggie burgers!
27. Mexican food gusta mucho!
28. Squid
29. American diner breakfast
30. Salmon

31. Venison Sadly, I was fed Bambi in 3rd grade and didn't know it until it was too late.
32. Guinea pig
33. Shark
34. Sushi The vegetarian kind though...I haven't been brave enough to try yet though.
35. Paella I had some when I was in HS and in Spain.
36. Barramundi
37. Reindeer
38. Kebab
Eaten them...and would again, the veggie kebabs of course!
39. Scallops
40. Australian meat pie
41. Mango I love yummy!
42. Durian fruit I'll try any kind of fruit!
43. Octopus
44. Ribs
45. Roast beef
46. Tapas

47. Jerk chicken/pork
48. Haggis

So, it kind of seems like there is a lot of red...which would seem to mean that I would be unwilling to try things. Well, that couldn't be further from the case...I am willing to try almost anything, as long as it is meat free!

Work has survived without me...

So, I left work early on Monday and didn't go in today. I still wasn't feeling well...and thought it was the better idea to stay home and get this cold kicked than to continue going in and getting sicker and sicker...and probably sharing the sickness with my lovely co-workers.

I will say...I am not feeling better...not 100%, but close to it.

And...then it gets to the core of my post. Today is December 21st...4 days from Christmas and well, it just doesn't feel like it. I doesn't feel like Christmas is coming this week...and the only thing I am actually looking forward to is having a few free days off of work, but it doesn't feel like I am getting the days off for Christmas.

Anyone else just not feeling in the holiday mood? Or am I the only one surviving from The Grinch/Bah Humbug syndrome??

Sunday, December 19, 2004

gmail anyone?

Just in case there is anyone out there on the internets (giggles) who still needs a gmail account....

I have a bunch of invites, so if you need and want a gmail account...just leave a comment with your email address...and I will send an invite your way ASAP.

Indulge me in my rant of the day....

Ok, I usually don't like it when someone decides to air their trangression with another blog on their usually just seems like drama to me, but since this fella keeps on deleting any comment I put on his blog, I am going to post my comments and my issues with him here.

Ok, here is the deal. The blog is Confederate America. I often come across conservative blogs on Blog Explosion....and Confederate America is one of them. This guy posted a picture of America with the red and blue counties from the election. Then he put this quote under it:

Just a few numbers for the losers to crunch and cry over:

Bush won over 3,000.000 square miles of US land
Kerry won over 740,000 square miles of US land

God Bless America and the over 59,000,000 people who voted for President George W. Bush.

Now...I usually don't leave comments on the conservative blogs...or if I do, I try to convey my alternative point of view in hopes of maybe having a discussion. I tried to do that here. On Friday night...I think it was Friday, I left a comment on this guy's blog. I basically said that I am not crying over the map, nor the statistics...because we all know they are skewed. We know that just because a candidate wins a certain county that doesn't mean everyone in that county voted for that candidate...and that is true in both the blue and red areas. I also said that this last Presidential election was one of the closest in history and that the writer of this post must know that as well. I encouraged him to take a hard look at the actual statistics...instead of just latching onto the skewed ones. I think that is a problem that both sides do...but this poster was really showing the conservative side of it.

So, I surfed back on his site on Sunday and saw that my comment had been deleted. I was quite surprised...honestly. Especially since there is quite a vulgar post from another "leftie" in the comments and that was left there for everyone to see.

You see, I was surprised until I thought about it. Here is my armchair psychology of why my comment was deleted while the bashing, evil comment was left there. I think that this poster doesn't want to see a rational conversation of both parties. He didn't want to see a comment from a liberal person that clearly explained the other way of looking at his post. He wants either irrational liberals whose bashing comments prove his point...or he wants conservatives there to witness the irrational liberals and to pat him on the back for being completely right.

So, I made a comment on Sunday...basically saying I was disappointed that my comment was deleted and that I wondered why...since my comments were respectful, even though they disagreed with his opinion. And guess what...that comment was deleted as well.

I left one more comment, which I am sure will be deleted in no time, but well...I am okay with that. I realized he isn't open to dialogue, unless it is more of agreeing with him and congratulations.

I did notice, Confederate America has this statement listed on his site:

The owner of this blog reserves the right to delete any and all comments that he disagrees with. This blog is not a is private property. Any comments that bash our President will be deleted. Any comments that use vulgar or profane language will be deleted.

I agree. He has the right to delete any comment he wishes. And since it is obvious my disagreeing comments on his post aren't welcome...but since I didn't bash the President, nor did I use vulgar or profane language, I decided to no longer allow myself to be silenced. He can delete all the comments he wants...but not when it comes to what I write on my own blog.

It's one of the things I really like about Framptonia. Nathan asked for team members...about a month back. Nathan is a self-described conservative, but he also looked for differing opinions. Nathan has added both myself and Sarah, who are both more liberal than he hopes of really bringing together both sides for a conversation, instead of both sides talking amongst themselves...and bashing the other side. So, congrats to Nathan...from the above writings, it's obviously a mature stance...that obviously most are just not ready or prepared to do.

Okay...rant is over. And on to bigger and much better things. Thanks for indulging me!

Saturday, December 18, 2004

PC Load Letter...what the F@CK does that mean?

Office Space is on TV right now....which you have no idea how much joy this movie brings me! It's just brilliant. I could see it a million times and it would never get old.


So, for all the other Office Space lovers out there...what is your favorite quote from the movie???

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Theater Thursday Week 30

It's time for Theatre Thursday...especially since I forgot to do it last week! Enjoy...and go do it yourself!!!

Week 30 - That's a wrap.
We've come to the end of another year, almost. So it's time to pick the best (and worst) of 2004.

1) Which movie do you think was THE BEST of 2004? The worst?

I think the best movie this year was hands down, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I thought it was funny, quirky and also really sentimental and deep. I thought it truly showcased the brilliance I have felt that Jim Carrey has had for a long time now.

2) If you were handing out the Oscar's this year, who would pick as Best Actor and Actress. Name the actor/actress and the film.
Well, I think it is obvious I would select Jim Carrey for Eternal Sunshine. I just think he connected so clearly to that character...and I saw something just magical. He's much more than just a funny man in my opinion.

And for best actress, I will stay consistent and say Kate Winslet for Eternal Sunshine. I think the movie worked because of the performances of Jim and Kate...and the chemistry they had on screen. It felt like we were watching something bizarre, but real...and it was the acting that made a Kaufman script seem real.

3) The category is 'best film of 2004'. There are 5 nominees. What 5 movies would be on your list.

I only selected movies I have actually I am sure there are other movies out there that I just haven't seen yet.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Fahrenheit 9/11
Garden State
Shrek 2
Kill Bill Vol. 2

BONUS) Is there a moving coming out in the upcoming year that you're excited to see? If so, what is it?

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - I think. Part of me can't wait to see it, but the other part of me pretty much knows that it is only going to disappoint me. I loved the original SO much that I am not sure anything can top it...the original is just perfection.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

I'm losing my patience with The Biggest Loser!

I am feeling better...happy to say. I still have a lingering cough, but I think this cold is finally letting go. And now I am going to go hop into bed,....since it is freezing in my neck of the wood. You know it is freezing cold when just running out to your car to get something makes your hands hurt.

Last night...I was watching TV while chatting online with a friend...and we were talking about how I was watching The Biggest Loser. If you don't's that reality show on NBC about a group of people who need to lose weight. I started watching...just to see how real it was going to be...and didn't like it from the beginning, but kept watching each hopes that it would get better.

Yep...the people are losing weight, but I just loathe the premise of the show. The show says it is all about showing people how to live healthy lives...but it just doesn't seem to be living up to that. People are losing 5+ pounds a week...which seems great, but it just isn't natural and healthy. And then you hear the contestants complaining and even crying if they only lose 3 pounds in a given week...when that is in the completely normal range. I just worry that "normal folk" out there who are trying to lose weight...will see this show and then see themselves not losing 13 pounds in one week...and lose hope. So, in many ways...I see the show as irresponsible.

And secondly...I loathe the show because it is like every other reality show out there...where it is about the drama and not about helping people lose weight. The person who is crowned "The Biggest Loser" in the end...also wins a million dollars....and each week the group needs to vote off a member from the show. that it is getting to the end...people are voting off the people they are threatened by...and alliances are being formed. It just seems really cheap...and kind of pathetic. The people working out the most and following the plan...should be the ones allowed to stay, not the most manipulative, controlling ones....or better yet, everyone should be able stay the whole time in hopes of changing their lifestyle.

But I guess in terms of reality TV...that would be boring.

Tomorrow I have another day long training...but hopefully no unwelcomed passengers on the way home!

Ta ta!

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

you have now entered the whine zone...

*cough* *cough*

I am still feeling sickly...and my head still ways 8000 lbs.


Everyone else at work seems to be sick as you can imagine we are a fun group to be around.

*cough* *sniffle* *blows nose*

I have the always long day at work tomorrow...which I am sure my cold is really going to enjoy!

*cough* *cough* *cough* *cough*

And on Thursday...I have to go out of town for another training...but luckily, I don't have to give the germ spreader a ride home...THIS TIME!

P.S. my feet are cold...and I don't see an end of the complaints and whines anytime soon. That is all.

Monday, December 13, 2004

sickly...but still going to work!

I am full out sick today....I said my throat was starting to hurt on Saturday...well, now I have the sniffles...and the beginning of a cough...and my head feels like it weighs 8,000 pounds!

But, I am still going to work....or at least I am trying.

*cough* *cough*

*sniffle* *sniffle*

Saturday, December 11, 2004

where have I been???

So, it is true...I haven't posted in a few days. And well, thanks for Matt for missing me! mwah! *winks*

Where have I been? Away from my computer is the short story...the long story is:

On Wednesday I was at work forever...but the good side is that drug court was really amazing last night. We were really able to impact some people's lives...and it was wonderful to see just how much the judge cares about all the people in front of him. I wasn't sure my social work sensibilities and drug court would get along...but I am happy to admit how wrong my hunch was. I think that my work with drug court is the closest thing to the values of social work that I am doing.

And was also a crazy day at work. I got a tour of the county jail...which was more interesting than I thought it would be. It was nicer and cleaner than I ever expected it to be. And of course, it is always interesting to see the power control types that become COs. You know...the guys who when they get bored during a slow shift...will make a mess just to make the inmates clean it up for their enjoyment. yes, I know...these people are in jail...but well, they are not your entertainment.

And then Friday...I was gone ALL day long...ALL DAY! I left my home at about 5am and drove for 3.5 hours to a day long training in Syracuse. It was interesting, but I wish it hadn't sucked so much of my time. It was a training on working with SA clients, case management, referrals and documentation. As I said, it was interesting, but it wasn't anything I didn't learn when getting my MSW.

And look for the post below...which is a lovely entry...maybe even rant on car etiquette on my ride home.

But no fear....I'M BACK!!!!! You can no longer be overcome with sorrow from missing me!

car passenger etiquette

As I said in my last entry...this will be a little ditty about my ride home from Syracuse. Let's just summarize it as an interesting experience....I drove up to Syracuse by myself, but on the way home...I gave someone a ride who didn't have one. She came up with a group of people, but they were only going back to about an hour from her house and I was going much closer. It made more sense for me to bring her home...and so I was asked if I minded. problem. I don't mind at all. Now, mind you...I would have preferred to be asked beforehand, but since I was driving to the same place, I didn't mind bringing her home at first.

Let's just say this woman didn't have the best car etiquette....and it was raining buckets for the whole ride home. What should have taken no more than 4 hours took me about 6 hours to get home. At times the rain was so hard...and with trucks on the road, I had little to zero visibility.

1. As soon as she got in the car, she started changing all the temp settings...making it hotter than a tin roof in the car. Now, I am a person who prefers to be cold than hot...and so it might have been chilly in the car, but wouldn't it be courteous to ask to change the settings? Plus, with it being so was making me tired and since I was on the road at 5am, that was a bad idea. So, I did change it back...but told her why I was doing it once the car warmed up.

2. She also immediately started playing with the radio....and once again, didn't ask at all...just started pressing the buttons. And, at one point...I had it set on a station and within minutes she had it changed to something else....mid-song. I would only change the station when the station we were listening to started to get all fuzzy... #2 is compounded by #4...we'll get there.

3. She was telling me how to drive. She doesn't have a license...and well, isn't driving. And she was telling me to be more aggressive than I wanted to be. She is telling me to honk my horn at someone, to pass someone out of my lane, etc. And when we were coming home in bumper to bumper rush hour traffic...she is telling me I should weave in between order to get a little ahead. At one point...I told her early on that I would handle it, etc...but it didn't seem to sink in.

4. Well, she was all over the radio...picking her station, but she also fell asleep for most of the trip. It was a difficult drive...pouring rain for the whole time and over two hours of it was spent listening to her snore LOUDLY! I would cough from time to time to wake her up...and she would be snoring again within minutes. One, when you are riding with someone and the conditions are intense...I tend to stay awake to keep the person company...and to just stay awake. Plus, the snoring was incredibly distracting...and personally, snoring drives me nuts. And finally...why did she need to keep changing the radio...which she would do in between waking up...if she was going to sleep during the whole thing. I finally put in a CD...which seems to curb the radio changing behavior.

5. Now this isn't her fault...but well, still annoying. She has a cold, so she spent all her awake time coughing up a lung and NOT COVERING her mouth. I had a clean, germ free car on the way up...and on the way back...I got a snoring, coughing, radio changing passenger. and this throat is starting to hurt.

And the sad thing is...this woman just didn't know any better...or that is how it seemed. She seemed like a nice woman...with just really horrible car etiquette.

And how was your friday evening?

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

No TV Tuesday yesterday....

Sheesh...ironic, eh? Last week I was too busy to do TV Tuesday, so of course there was a question, but this week I was all hell bent on getting it done on time...and there was no question yesterday. Hmmpf! lol

By the way...I am feeling much better...I think it was just a one day thing-a-ma-jingy! And now I am off to what will probably seem like the longest day at work ever. I have a meeting this morning at 8am, then from 9-3pm I have to take defensive driving at work (yuk..but I get to take the class for free and it reduces my insurance), then I run a group from 3-4pm, staff with the judge from drug court from 4-4:30pm and then drug court from 4:30pm til probably 7:30 or 8pm...since we have a big session this week.

Phew...I am going to be a tired kid when I get home tonight...and maybe I will be cranky too!


Monday, December 06, 2004

meme make-up...

Since I was home sickly today...I decided I would make up some memes I didn't get around to last week...since I was all about work last week! I won't do them all...I will just pick a couple. Here goes:

Theatre Thursday

Week 28 - The Competition

The past couple of weeks saw the opening of several big-budget and high-concept films: The Polar Express, Alexander, and National Treasure. These movies starred Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell and Nicholas Cage, respectively.

Only one question this week. Which of these three is the better actor, and why?
Oh...this is an easy question...without a doubt, Tom Hanks. I think Colin Farrell is pretty, but I am not sure how talented he, I think he is quite smug and well, not the nicest guy to ever happen to the world. Yes, that doesn't make him un-talented, but well.... And Nick Cage is talented, but he just bugs me. He always seems to act with that whiney tone in his voice.

Oh yeah and why does Tom Hanks win? Well...cause he rocks. I remember the old Tom know...the funny guy from Bosom Buddies...and the guy in Splash, Turner and Hooch, Punchline and of course Big. Let's not forget the mass amount of Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan films either...cause well, those always make me smile. Hanks is hilarious, but I love there is more to him than that...and we got to see him in serious roles such as Philadelpia, Castaway, Saving Private Ryan, etc. Hanks proved he is more than just a funny guy...but an all around, fabulous actor.

Yep..easy answer...Tom Hanks.


And now it is time for Friday's Feast! Just pretend it is friday, mkay?

Feast Twenty-Six

Tell about a toy you remember from your childhood.
Sit and you remember those? They were these little plastic seats that you sat on and spun yourself around and around and around. I loved those! LOVED THEM! If they made adult sit and spins (get your mind out of the gutter!)...I would own one.

If you could make one thing in the world absolutely free for everyone, what would it be?
Healthcare. I know it is probably a more serious answer than people wanted or intended, but I think it is not something that is a priviledge, but something that should be consider a humane right of all people. Someday....

Approximately how many times per day do you think about your significant other?
Shelley is a single girl right, that would be zero.

Main Course
Name something you believe in 100%.

List 3 things you did this year that you would consider a "good deed."
1. Helping a neighbor dig her car out of the snow.
2. Helping a friend get through the semester without going insane.
3. Putting whatever free change I have in the Salvation Army caldrons whenever I see them. I figure it is the least I could do.

I will try to be better about doing these on time this week...but well, I make no promises! *winks*


I am not feeling too good this's either a touch of food poisoning or something worse. stomach is not playing well with others today.

*pouts* Poor me...

So, I think I am going to call in to work...and spend the day lounging in bed and watching trashy TV...that seems to be in order on a dreary, sickly day like today.

It also means...this afternoon...I might bandy about and post like a fiend on here, since I haven't been able to post in the afternoons...given that I am a working girl and all.

Wish we "get well" thoughts...and "feel better" kisses!

Sunday, December 05, 2004

when does a life lose its value?

So, for the past few over at Framptonia have been discussing the differing opinions about the death penalty. If you have an opinion...and I know you do...head over there and join in the conversation.

Saturday, December 04, 2004

my heart breaks....

This picture just breaks my heart...for many reasons.

One...because I desperately wanted this man to be our next President. I know...he lost. I have accepted it, but my heart still breaks...the honor of this man is not lost on me and I would have loved for the next 4 years to have him as our shining example.

Two...and more importantly, it is one more soldier who is returning in a casket from Iraq. That is truly heart breaking. I feel so deeply for the family and loved ones of this soldier...who lost someone so dear to them while they were serving their country.

Three...because I am sure much of the right just thinks this is a photo op for Kerry...instead of a man truly understanding the costs of war and only to engage when it is the last resort. That soldier didn't have to die. It was a choice. Bush chose to go to war...and chose to put that soldier in harms way. War is a choice....sometimes it is a choice of necessity, but it is always a choice. I think it is important to remember remember that even if we choose to believe that this war is about freeing people (which I don't) that thousands of US soldiers have to come back in caskets in order to even conceive of making that happen. That cost of war will always break my heart.

There are more reasons, but that is enough for now.

In closing, let me just say that I am honored to be someone who voted for John Kerry. Truly honored.

Friday, December 03, 2004

Oops...forgot Friday's pick!

Hey y'all...well, it is officially still Friday, so here is my pick for Blog of the Day. Hopefully this weekend...people will not be able to resist themselves from reading this ever so special blog!

Since I am late with the posting...I will pick two sites to highlight:


I have been reading matt's blog for the past few months...and I really like his site. He has a great sense of humor...which comes through in all his posts. Plus, he just seems like one heck of a nice guy....and admittedly addicted to blogging. And no, my main motivation to go to Matt's site is not the always present ass shots, but I know he won't mind if that is your main motivation! Go see Matt's place...and tell him I said hi!


Heather is a great friend of mine. Out of most of the blogs I read, I don't know people personally...meaning I have never met them. They are "net" to speak. Heather is someone I know in real life...and a dear friend of mine. We met when I lived in Indiana..we worked together doing homeless street outreach. I like Heather's blog because she is really smart and sassy...and her entries either make me laugh or really make me think. Plus, she really puts herself out there on her blog. I often censor myself...and it is great to see how heather doesn't do that, even when her emotions are raw. Go say Hi to Heather too...

Ok, that's it for this Friday evening. I think from now on..I am still going to post a Blog from time to time that I enjoy...but maybe a blog of the week instead of a daily blog.

Enjoy your weekend...y'all!

Thursday, December 02, 2004

i think i might throw up...from utter disgust!

Here are a couple disclaimers before this post.

1. I watch The Apprentice....and yes, I have shame about it.
2. Yes, I am a feminist...and have no shame about that.

So, I just caught the latest episode of The Apprentice. This episode...each team had to make M&M chocolate bars and then sell them. Whichever team made the most profit won. So, one team which consisted of two women decided to dress up all snazzy and pretty in hopes of getting the males to buy some chocolate from them....and it worked. They were able to sell candy bars for $5 a pop...when I can go to the store right now and get that same bar for 60 cents.

Is that what angers my feminist sensibilities? Umm...well, no. It gets worse...much worse. The one woman on the other team...she ended up hearing that the "girls" team were selling bars for $5 while their team were selling their bars for between $1 and $3 at most. So, Ivana made the grand decision to try to sell candy bars to men for $20...and if they bought a bar, she would take off her shirt and do a little dance. She actually thought it was okay to take her clothes off in order to sell a candy bar. make it worse, she thought it was okay when she is in a COMPETITION in order to win a job managing one of Trump's multimillion dollar company.

At one point, Ivana said something like..."Well we were desperate and sometimes you just have to do what you have to order to get the win." Ugh. Ugh...again. So, if she was put to work in charge of one of Trump's companies...and she really, REALLY needed to close a deal...would be be willing to sleep with someone to get it done? Would a BJ be in order? Allow some perv to sniff her bra? I think you get my point...if Ivana doesn't see how widely inappropriate her behavior is, I don't think there should be any question as to whether or not she is fit to manager one of Trump's companies.

Caroline...who is one of Trump's consultants stated clearly that she should never be in a position to run one of Trump's companies given her behavior. She was enraged...and rightfully so. Unfortunately, George's comment was...well, it was a gimmick in bad taste, but well it worked. Ugh.

The happy ending to this story is...Ivana heard the imfamous words, "You're fired." Trump said that she behaved like a stripper and he doesn't employ strippers to run his companies. I will say...I can say I have never seen someone who deserves it more.

Good riddance Ivana...and I hope you learned something. If not, I am sure escort companies across the nation are awaiting your call.

It's Thursday already??

This week has just flown past...but since it is Thursday, I will get to my Thursday picks.

Blog of the Day:


I found Yvonne's site through Jen's site...since she is on her blogroll. I started reading and was immediately sucked in. Yvonne and I often have differing points of view...but what draws me in is her honesty and her heart...and of course, how madly in love she is with her family. Plus, she is hella funny...her posts either make me wanna cry or laugh until my sides hurt. Plus, she got to meet Todd Glass...and hug him and jump around with him. I am SO jealous of that! lol She's a gem...go read for yourself!

Website of the Day:

I am a fan of Netflix...and have been using their service for months now. One, it is a cheap way to get videos...and no hoping that they have the movie in that you want to see at the video store. Two, there are no return dates, so you can return them as early or as late as you want to...I always return them super early...since the earlier you get them back, the earlier you get your next movie...and therefore each movie is in essence cheaper. I know...I am a penny pincher...I know. And three, you can get movies at Netflix that you would never be able to get in your local video store. Those stores..especially the chains, cater to the big movie blockbuster, so they often just don't bother to get small, independent films. I have been able to see a variety of movies through Netflix that I wouldn't have been able to find otherwise.

There ya have, I must go to work...i must...i must...

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

*phew* I just got home from's late....late...late. I feel for the judge...since he is still at court right now, as we speak. That man works harder than all of us put together.

Wednesdays are always my late day at work anyways.....

And now for my announcement of the day:

I am going to pause my blog over at BE for the next day or so. I love Blog Explosion, I think it is a great service, but I do wonder how much return traffic I get. So, I am going to pause things and not have people surfing this way BE style...just to see what shows up.

So, if you find yourself on my site...please leave a comment and make your presence known. It's an's for science folks!

Wednesday Picks...

Yep, it's another day...which means another round of picks.

Blog of the Day:


Now this just blatant self-promotion. I signed up over at Nathan's site to be posting from time to time. Nathan and I kind of see the world, I thought it would be fun, intersting and maybe even educational to post some of my incoherent ramblings over there. Head over...and leave us some comments love, ya hear?

plus, I posted about Ken Jennings...the Jeopardy SUPER STUD over there. Go! Read all about it...

Website of the Day:

Bauer's Basement

This is a forum which I usually check-in and post on daily...or at least I try. It's a forum which was created because a bunch of us all obsessively love the Fox TV Show '24' It's kind of stagnant right now...since we haven't seen a 24 episode in FOREVER, but that's a perfect reason to head over to the forum and shake things up! It's only a little over a month until we get brand spankin' new episodes of 24. If you don't watch 24...shame on should!

P.S. Kiefer is humminalicious!