Thursday, November 30, 2006
What the H is this???
Someone go HERE and please tell me what that is. It's got a bunch of my posts listed (I know it has to do with "ficken", it's the price I pay for choosing the title I did..but that's old news) and I don't know what the heck it is. Is that a blog? I can't tell.
posted by Angie @ 6:04 PM   4 comments
A couple of things
Literally, just a couple...

First, you couldn't pay me enough money to go see "Borat." Ok, that's not entirely true. I suppose I really WOULD go see it if someone offered me money to do so. However, I would NEVER spend my OWN money to see it in the theater OR at home. (I am loving random caps tonight.)

Second, I got some juicy tidbits of info about "Armed & Famous" from my friend the cop's wife. I'm too tired to get into it now, but all I will say at this point is that her husband IS going to be paired up with one of the celebs but they aren't sure which one yet. I am soooo living vicariously through her.

I had to work 8 to midnight tonight and now it is going on 2 am and I really need to get to bed because I have to go back to work at 8:30am. Suckage. If anyone watched The Biggest Loser tonight...DO NOT TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED!! I haven't watched it yet.

One more day of NaBloPoMo and I think I have now developed blog posting as an everyday habit.(about dang time,huh? I've only had this thing for 2 years!) Aren't you all lucky??

'Night.
posted by Angie @ 1:35 AM   4 comments
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Where's Ponch?
Ponch sightings=big FAT zero
possible Jack Osborne(Osborn? Osbourne?) sightings=one (I THINK it was him, but I was too far away to take a picture.)

Here's a link to a photo gallery on our newspaper's website of the celebs doing their "training."

More later..but, if you are anywhere in Indiana and you would be willing to come to Muncie for a Bob Gentry concert, click the "DEMAND IT!" button on the post below. I want Bob to come to Muncie!
posted by Angie @ 2:29 PM   2 comments
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Pimp my ride Bob
You all know of my affection for one Mr. BOB GENTRY, right? I've mentioned him in numerous posts and me and MONTY scratch each others' eyes out and pull hair play-fight over him often. ANYway....Bob added this nifty thing on his blog where we can go to DEMAND HIM (as opposed to dominate him, but see, that's a whole other post...) By clicking on the Demand It! button, cities can show interest in having Bob and his band do a show there.

Um..OH. MY. GOSH.

Bob Gentry in MY TOWN?!?!? There are no words, people.

So, I'm gonna add that little button here. If you happen to be from anywhere NEAR my area (say, in the continental US) please click and demand him. Seriously, only click if you are from around here and would actually go to his show. :) THANKS BUNCHES!!

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Monday, November 27, 2006
100, 000
At some point today, before noon, Ficken Chingers received it's 100,000th visitor...page load..what the heck ever. Because I am too cheap to spring for the bigger account over at StatCounter, I can't see who exactly that visitor was...so CONGRATULATIONS! It may have been YOU!!

In reality tv news...No Ponch sightings yet. YET. However, I did stalk drive by the hotel twice today. ON. THE. WAY. TO. WORK. Just because it is the long way to and from work means nothing. I needed a change of scenery. Reports state that LaToya failed the push-ups part of their training. This should make for some exciting tv, huh? It will probably be so embarrassing for our city, but you KNOW I will be glued to the tube.

In still OTHER reality tv news..THE AMAZING RACE ALL-STARS is coming! YAY! I love all star editions of my favorite shows like Survivor and Big Brother so, yeah, I'm liking the idea of TAR All-stars. Don't even ask me who I want on the show because I can barely remember anyone after a season ends. There are just too many couples. Just bring back my KY couple, Dave and Mary. They rock!

My Christmas tree is not up yet. Boo.

We got our official supervisor announcement today. I think the choice is pretty good as it is someone from within the company. She won't actually be in our department until after the first of the year. Let the stress continue.

Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson Lee Rock Ritchie are divorcing. Wow, I thought they'd be together FOREVAH!

Not.

At work, at the beginning of the year, we draw names for birthdays in our office. That way, we only buy for one person's birthday and we also bring a cake or something to help celebrate. So, today, I got my birthday bag o'goodies. Here's the lowdown...bag of Dove chocolates, a snowman decoration (he's adorable), a sudoku puzzle book (addictive!), 2 different "flavors" of handsoap from Bath & Body Works (citrus something and exotic coconut), christmas-y bowls and a wall calendar like this...

My co-worker, Carey, rocks!

I'm in the home stretch for NaBloPoMo. I can't believe I have managed to post every single day this month no matter how silly and mundane. I rock. I think this post makes 35, or so, posts this month. Go me.

Oh, and by the way, you'll be happy to know that my kids want to name any future dog that we may get either Spot or Lipstick. Gotta love that.

And that, children, is the end of tonight's post. Goodnight.

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Sunday, November 26, 2006
Seriously! Is this perfect for me, or what??
A reality show is coming to my town. A REALITY SHOW! That is what I'm all about, right? I watch too much tv and reality shows make up a chunk of that so it pretty dang cool that one will be filmed here in lil ole My Town, Indiana! No joke. It's all the talk in the newspaper and just this week the cast and crew moved into a big hotel downtown.

Supposedly, the show will be called, "Armed & Famous" and it is being produced by a former "Extreme Makeover:Home Edition" executive producer. The premise is pretty simple. A few B-list celebrities will become reserve police officers and the cameras will follow them on the job with the police. I can't imagine how exciting the footage will be since it is taking place in Muncie, Indiana, but, hey, stranger things have happened.

Who are the celebrities, you ask? I think the list has been narrowed down to these few...Erik Estrada (I freakin LOVED him when I was 9 years old!! Can you say, CHiPs?!?!?! Bubba thinks he should have to wear his CHiPs uniform. Ha), Jack Osborn of Ozzy Osborn's son fame (Brianna thinks that is pretty cool), Trish Stratus who used to be a wrestler, but I have no clue who she is, and that midget..er..little person..from Jackass. I don't know his name. Oh, and last but not least...LaToya Jackson! Wow...she is almost, if not as weird as her brother.

Cool thing is, I know a policeman. I work with his wife, and she said that he is possibly going to be teamed up with Jack Osborn. So, of course, I'll be calling in a favor so Brianna can maybe meet him. I'll let you know what happens.

PONCH!! From CHiPS!! Yeah...NOBODY wore a uniform like Ponch. Remember this music??



Here's a LINK to the latest story. We had heard that they were filming at city hall today so I guess this proves it. There's a photo accompanying the story if you care enough to click.

Seriously, I'm giddy over here. Call me crazy, I don't mind, because I agree. :)


P.S. GO COLTS!!


posted by Angie @ 10:10 PM   3 comments
Idiot
Everybody's talking about this so I thought I'd throw my two cents in.

Michael Richards is an idiot...but...if the guy, or guys, that apparently were the target(s) of his tirade in that comedy club get ANY money for it...then I will know that the world has truly gone crazy.(of course I already KNOW the world has gone crazy..but..just sayin)

Yes, it was mean and pretty awful the way Michael Richards acted and he shouldn't have done it, but, guess what? Life sucks sometimes. We encounter mean and cruel idiots who may just hurt our feelings and insult our intelligence as well as offend us. Do we deserve money for that? Um, no. In my opinion, no. You chalk it up to life experience and you move on.

Instead of Michael Richards running around trying to play major clean up and trying to save face with the public, perhaps he just needs to contact those he offended and try to make a sincere apology. *shrug* Eh, I don't know. That probably won't work, but he should try.

In the mean time, I won't be able to watch Seinfeld, one of my most favorite shows EVER, the same again. *sigh*
posted by Angie @ 11:18 AM   5 comments
Saturday, November 25, 2006
36
Yes, it's my birthday. I'm 36 today. I don't know how I feel besides thankful and grateful to be alive. Do I feel old? Not particularly. I feel pretty much the same as I did when I was 26 except now I am fatter and I have more kids.

Here's what I am listening to as I type this...
















Wanna know who shares my birthday?
  • Christina Applegate~she's a year younger than me. I certainly wish I looked like her!
  • Jory Husain~he was that guy who played 'Jawaharlal' on "Head of the Class." According to IMDB, he hasn't really done anything since 1991. At least not on tv or movies.
  • JFK, Jr~He had the best hair. Such a shame he died so young. Not just because of his hair.
  • Amy Grant~Whathisface's wife. She sings. He sings.
  • John Larroquette~He was so funny as Dan Fielding on "Night Court" and he was awesome on "The Practice" as a psycho.
  • Charles Starkwether~serial killer. Nice.
  • Gloria Steinem~Ugh.
  • Ricardo Montalban~WELCOME....to Fantasy Island!


Anyway, I was looking around for a birthday meme of some sort and I found where you can look up TIME magazine covers from any year. So, I thought I'd share a couple.
Here's the one from the week I was born. It's pretty cool because I LOVED Sesame Street when I was little. PRE-Elmo! I think SS is why I started reading at such a young age.


This one is cool, too, because I was a HUGE Charlie's Angels fan. My friends and I would fight over who got to "be" Jill. Nobody ever wanted to be Sabrina. This one is from 1976.


Well, I think that's it for my birthday post.

Send presents.
posted by Angie @ 11:59 AM   8 comments
Friday, November 24, 2006
Picky eater
I made the kids' plates yesterday and sat them down on the table in front of them. Jameson informs me.."I don't like that, that, that, that and that."
I said, "Happy Thanksgiving..here, have a roll." The roll..it was the only thing he ate on his plate.

Seriously, he is the pickiest eater EVER. Believe me, in our family, that is highly unusual. We likes our food. But not Jameson. He barely eats. I'm very surprised that he ever has the energy to do anything. These days, his food obsession is popcorn. It's the only thing he eats. I am being ALMOST literal when I say that. Everything besides popcorn is "wucky." So, I pop him some popcorn and pop a vitamin in his mouth every day.

I'm not worried. I've been a mother long enough (15 years!!) to know that he will eat when he's hungry. Eventually. I mean he DID opt for oatmeal for breakfast yesterday and he ate all of it. Today, he ate cereal. WITH milk!

Yesterday, he came walking in the room holding a plate with a piece of cake on it. We asked him what he had. "Cake." "What kind of cake, bubby?" "Brown." He ate the heck out of that brown cake, though.
posted by Angie @ 8:23 PM   6 comments
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Is it time to eat yet?
I want to wish everyone....

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!








Just an FYI, we WON'T be having any of THIS today...



Everyone, enjoy your day and try not to eat too much...oh and try not to kill your families! :) Ok, it's almost time for the parade. Love you all!!
posted by Angie @ 8:26 AM   4 comments
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Because I have to post, but it's late and we're watching a movie
This is my post. It's almost midnight. NaBloPoMo. :)

Happy Thanksgiving!
posted by Angie @ 11:59 PM   1 comments
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Things on my nerves today and lately
Work.

The standing ovations for EVERYBODY on the American Music Awards tonight. I mean, the standing O kinda loses it's "special-ness" once they've given one to Chamillionaire(?!) as well as Frank Sinatra. Just sayin.

Friday Night Lights was not on.(see item above.)

Noise.

How lately everything is "PHENOMENAL!" on tv and everywhere. People are using that word left and right when, really, is a salad phenomenal? Tasty, maybe. Appetizing, ok. Really effing good, alright. But phenomenal? Is that new top REALLY phenomenal? I'll give you pretty. Figure-flattering,even, but phenomenal? Come on. Reminds me of a couple of years ago when everybody on tv over used the word "amazing." Please, just stop.

Frickin' basketball season on tv. My husband will divorce me, but OH MY GOD Dickie V's voice is enough to make me gouge my eardrums out.

OJ Simpson.

All the flippin idiots who camped out waiting for the PS3 and/or were a part of the many stampedes across the country to get into the stores to try to get them. I barely have a life, but wow....GET A LIFE!


On another note, my girl Cristie mentioned how clean my refrigerator is...and I must say, that is ALL Bubba. So, big ups to Bubba and his fridge cleaning skills! Oh, and by the way, that photo in yesterday's post was a joke. Bubba and Brianna had been play fighting over her drinking all of "his" coke. I kinda didn't want everyone thinking we are THAT weird.

Oh, oh..did anyone see how GREAT Taylor Hicks looked on the AMAs?? Wow! and Yum!
posted by Angie @ 11:21 PM   1 comments
Monday, November 20, 2006
We take our soda pop consumption VERY seriously
I'm just sayin...
Click it to big it so you can see what's up



(yes, I know we need to go to the store. I don't need any comments about a)lack of fruits and veggies and/or b)abundance of processed meat thank you and good night)
posted by Angie @ 11:01 PM   6 comments
Sunday, November 19, 2006
GO COLTS!!
Yes, I know they lost today..but I still love me some Colts. What? You think I'm some fair weather fan who only cheers them on when they win? Nope. Not me.



GO COLTS!!! 9-1 BABY!!




posted by Angie @ 9:50 PM   4 comments
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Seriously, I have to do a meme because I can't think of anything to write about
I saw this one over HERE way back in MAY. I knew I would need it some day.

What’s in the glove box of your car?
Well, I am never in there...but I think the manual to the van, a bunch of napkins, insurance and registration info and probably various little toys. Now I will have to look the next time I am in there.

Favorite classes in college (or high school):
in college I liked Medical Terminology and Algebra. In high school, I liked English and social studies.

Shampoo brand:
Some kind of Suave. It's purple, I think.

Favorite piece of furniture you own:
I hate all of our furniture. I am not attached to any of it.

Idea of a really good first date:
I haven't been on a first date in...18-19 years...but, I guess a nice dinner somewhere kind of quiet so we could hear each other talk then maybe do something silly and fun like miniature golf or something. I'm cheap and easy.

Favorite fruit:
Do raspberry margaritas count as fruit consumption??

Pick a passage from a favorite book:
Life was such a wheel that no man could stand upon it for long. And it always, at the end, came round to the same place again. ~The Stand by Stephen King

What would you eat for dinner if it were your last night on earth?
all the things my grandma used to make that I loved. biscuits, fried chicken, fried liver and onions, dumplings, fried pies

Free Will or Destiny?
Free Willie, definitely. Oh, wait..ha ha, read the question wrong...I'll say Destiny for a thousand, Alex.

What would you sing at karaoke?
I wouldn't

Sweater or Sweatshirt?
Sweatshirt

Paris, NYC, Tokyo, or Rio de Janeiro?
NYC because I can drive there and TARA lives very close! :)

What do you wear to bed usually?
a big ugly sweatshirt and pj pants

If you dyed your hair, what colour would you dye it?
auburn

If you went back to school, what would you study?
I'd just take a photography or creative writing class I think. No more degrees for me unless I have to.

Gum or mints?
gum but sometimes mints

Recurring nightmares?
not that I know of

Age & location of first kiss?
15 in the breezeway at my best friend's house on Valentine's Day. I was sooooo nervous!

Describe your favourite pair of shoes:
I don't have a favorite pair. I need new shoes.

What movie/tv character do you feel like you relate to most?
anyone on the Biggest Loser...during the BEFORE stages

First CD purchase:
I don't remember. But I think my first ALBUM..yes, ALBUM...was Shaun Cassidy

First concert:
not counting the times I went to The Statler Brothers with my parents when I was little...Loverboy with opening act, The Hooters in 1985 or 86

Do you like camping?
if by camping you mean staying in a hotel..then yes

If you were doomed to be mauled to death by an animal, what animal would you prefer that to be?
Who makes these questions up?? Um..a tiger?

Do you/would you own a gun?
I don't own one now, but would if I felt like I needed to.

What religion would you like to know more about:
I know plenty about my own..but could always know more. No other religion interests me.

Favourite food as a kid:
Fluffernutter sandwiches!

How many languages do you speak?
English only

If you were a natural disaster, would you be a tornado, hurricane, or earthquake?
an earthquake, definitely

If you could make one state in the US just go away, which state would that be?
um...all the Democrat ones..ha ha, no..um..I don't know..I really don't have a great disdain for any one state

How many prescriptions do you take?
none, but I probably could use some happy pills. Seriously.

Lake or Ocean?
Ocean. Pretty to look at.

What is the worst lie you’ve ever told to get out of work, (and don’t say you’ve never lied to get out of work, because that my friend is a lie and you know it)?
Only that I was sick when I really wasn't. Not that elaborate, you know, so I wouldn't have anything to explain.

Do you carry a backpack, a satchel or “man bag”, tote bag, brief case, or a backpack on wheels?
Just a purse. I need a new one, though.

Have you ever been arrested/cited for anything other than traffic violations?
yeah right

Would you ever move for/with a significant other?
if I had to, but under great duress, kicking and screaming

What was the weirdest thing you had to dissect for biology?
a worm in the 7th or 8th grade..a pig in the 10th grade and a cat in college

Would you ever consider spending some time at a nudist colony?
HELL no! Oh god no, that is my worst nightmare!

Best thing you can cook?
Chili for sure. It's about the ONLY thing I can cook.

If you were going to donate 1000 dollars to a charity, what would that be?
Ronald McDonald House or Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis
posted by Angie @ 10:55 PM   3 comments
Friday, November 17, 2006
Sad
On Monday I wrote about AT and GAC.

I am sad to say that GAC suffered a stroke and was pronounced brain dead. She passed away today.

I don't pretend to know them. I only know what I've read on their blog in the last few days. I just know that AT's experience has touched me. I suggest reading their story. You will never take your husband or wife for granted ever again.
posted by Angie @ 8:16 PM   2 comments
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Just throwing things out there
While talking to my sister on the phone earlier, I realized that I only have 2 YEARS until my 20 year high school reunion!! Is it possible to be in panic mode for 2 years?

Work is making me crazy. I need another vacation and I've only been back from vacation for 2 weeks! It's been a month and we still don't have a supervisor. We are doing ok without one, but I am just antsy to get the new supervisor named so we can start getting used to her/him and work on getting them trained in the things they need to know. As a "senior" in the office, it will be partially my job. I HATE training. I know how to do my job very well, but I am a terrible teacher. The next few months are going to drive me to drink.

Why do all the CSI guys and gals only use those little bitty flashlights? Turn on a dang light! That or pick yourself up one of those big old mag lights...just sayin..

I want a new blog look. Gotta save up some money and put Denise to work for me.

I've been in one of those moods lately. You know the one....I want, I wish, no fair...etc..

I can't decide what to do for Thanksgiving. Stay home or go to my parents and let them drive me crazy. Crazy will probably win.

Who watches Survivor? GO AITU!!!

I want a friend like Barney on How I Met Your Mother so I can call him Swarley. Did anyone see that episode?

Did you SEE Marty after he was kicked of The Biggest Loser?? WOW! I would post a photo but I am too lazy to look for one right now.

I have to be at work at 5 am. Why am I still up typing random thoughts??

See ya Friday.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006
NaBloPoMo
Well, here I am at the halfway point for NaBloPoMo and frankly, I can't believe I've posted every single day. I know that my posts haven't been..substantial or meaty..but that's not me, anyway. Y'all know me. I post photos and memes and one line posts, but, for me to have posted every single day, well, that is big. Normally I skip days. Sometimes several days. (thanks for calling me out on THAT one, JOSE!) But I love my little piece of the "blogiverse" and I guess that is all that matters. I write what I want, when I want. If you guys choose to read or even comment, well that is just gravy. I love you guys!

Ok, I'm a little blank for content tonight. It's time for CSI:NY so I'm gonna go spend myself an hour with my Gary. *sigh*

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Just so you know
I just want you all to know that I WILL be saying Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year on this blog. I will not be saying Happy Holidays.(I have never uttered the words, "Happy Holidays" to anyone, ever. It's not a phrase I say.)

I also will NOT be offended if you wish me Happy "insert holiday name here".

I refuse to be "politically correct." Whatever that means.

That's all I have to say about that.
posted by Angie @ 8:28 PM   14 comments
Monday, November 13, 2006
In all seriousness
Last night I was strolling through my blog roll and as I was catching up with Cathy's posts at Domestic Psychology I was struck by a sentence in one of her posts. She had posted a photo of two of her friends, a married couple, whose blog names are AT and GAC. The last couple of sentences said this...

They spoke to each other without words. Now, he speaks for both of them. Please continue to show them love and support.


Though I don't know AT and GAC, I was compelled to click the link that Cathy provided. It led me to AT and GAC's blog, Atomic Tumor. There I found AT's account of his wife's sudden illness and all he's been going through in the past 12 days or so. I read and I read and I read as he wrote of first, her flu-like symptoms to her falling into a coma from some amazing yet unknown illness. It is heartbreaking. I read and I cried. I feel like I know GAC just from reading her husband's words of love and awe and pain and hope and faith and complete raw honesty. I can't explain it. You just need to read for yourself.

If you have the chance, visit AT and leave him a comment of support. In our infinite circle of blogs is strength.
posted by Angie @ 10:18 PM   1 comments
Jericho
Anyone else out there watching "Jericho" on CBS? Well, you know how much tv I watch and well, yes, Jericho is one of my new faves. I won't get into the plot because if you watch you know...but...don't you think the brother looks like Peyton Manning with a beard?? Just sayin..













Speaking of Peyton....


GO COLTS!!! 9 & 0 BABY!!!
posted by Angie @ 12:32 AM   2 comments
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Horatio, we have a mole in the department
We had a mole in our house today. A MOLE! A real mole! Seriously, WTF??

The kids had been playing in the back room, AKA laundry room, and had already come running telling Bubba there was a mouse in the trap. (there wasn't) So, a little later when they came screaming into the living room babbling incoherently about a big mouse, we didn't really believe them.

Finally they convinced Bubba to go look. Next thing I know I hear, "Ang, come here!" I didn't want to because I hate knowing there are critters getting into our house let alone looking at them! He was like, "Just come look. What IS this?" Sure enough, there sat a little bitty eye-less mole with a pink snout thingie. Bubba caught it somehow and took it outside. I didn't stick around to watch so I have no idea how he caught it. It turns my stomach just thinking about the thing being in the house. blah..

Do I now have to worry about seeing moles in this house as well as mice? I'll just be over here doing that heebie jeebie shiver thing..kinda like when you walk into a spider web, only with less dancing and jumping around.

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Saturday, November 11, 2006
Meme time
I know, I said I wasn't going to do one of these every day, but, well, I can't get a full post out of my head today.
I did this one over on myspace a while back. I've changed some answers to match my thoughts today. I'll be back to a regular post in a day or two.


1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was your first thought?
Ew..my hair needs cut!

2. When is the next time you will have sex
uh...in the next day or two probably

3. What's a word that rhymes with "DUCK"?
Suck

4. Favorite planet?
Earth, of course. This is Planet Earth, ba ba ba ba ba ba ba..this is planet earth.. (sorry, that triggered an old Duran Duran flashback.)

5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your mobile?
I hate cell phones, therefore, I have no 4th person on a missed call list.

6. What is your favorite ring on your phone?
See number 5

7. What shirt are you wearing?
aqua, long sleeves

8. What were you doing 20 minutes ago?
Watching The Emperor's New School with the kids
K-U-Z-C-O Kuzco Kuzco let's GO!

9. Name the brand of shoes you're currently wearing?
Organic earth shoes...AKA I'm barefoot, as usual

10.dark or bright room?
dark

11. What do you think about the person who took this survey?
The person before me? I don't know her 'really' but I feel like I know her just from being her blog friend. (I did this the first time after CRISTIE did it.)

12. If you're in a room with two beds, which one do you sleep on?
Is this a trick question? Uhhh..the empty one? I have no bed preference.

13. What were you doing at midnight last night?
sleeping. I had to work at 7am today.

14. What did your last text message you received say?
see number 5

15. How do you like your eggs?
over easy with toast

16. What's a word/phrase that you say a lot?
good gravy or good grief (yes, I'm a dork)

17. Who told you he/she loved you last?
my youngest daughter

18. Last furry thing you touched?
Bubba. ha ha..totally not true, he's not home. Ok, let's see...my legs. ha ha, ok, they aren't THAT bad. Hmm..one of the kids stuffed animals.

19. How many drugs have you done in the last three days?
penecillin

20. How many rolls of film do you need to get developed?
At least 10, but probably not more than 20

21. Favorite age you've been so far?
15...that was a great summer/year..just ask Connie. But, Connie doesn't blog, so nevermind.

22. Your worst enemy?
Food

23. What is your current desktop picture?
Kyle Chandler from Friday Night Lights

24. What was the last thing you said to someone?
I love you guys.

25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly?
Uh, HELLO? The money! I don't fly in planes let alone with NO plane!!

26. What do you want to be doing?
hmmm...losing weight rapidly

27. The last song you listened to?
something by Bob Gentry

28. If the last person you spoke to was getting shot at, what would you do?
Jump in front of her and take the bullet(s)

29. If you could punch 1 person in the face who's in your life right
now who would it be?
oh..well, now, I can't really say that here. That just isn't something that everyone needs to know! :)

30. What is the closest item to your foot?
a pack of printer paper

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Friday, November 10, 2006
A MEME a Day keeps Guppyman away
Ok, I'm not REALLY going to do a meme a day, but man am I tempted..just because GUPPY is such a smart ASS alec...but I won't. I'll spare you all. And I am not really trying to keep Gup away, I just like to pick at him. BUT...what I will do..is offer up a little lyrics quiz..which a lot of people do and which Guppy just did the other day..but I'm not really stealing his idea so much as I am...stealing his idea. Well, not really, because I've done this before..it's just that I am bored enough and my mind is blank enough to do this right now.

My lyrics quiz is, of course, songs from the 80s. Not necessarily good songs, either.
I think I will even do it like the Gupster and leave them bold if they haven't been guessed and unbold them when they've been guessed. So, in comments, you can submit your answers. Song AND artist. There are only 10 because I don't want to fry your brains nor do I want it to take forever to complete. There are no winners because I don't have any good prizes to give away. You'll just be honored with a link to your blog on my blog. What more could you ask for??


1) So many nights I longed to hold you, so many times I looked and saw your face Human by Human League CHRIS got it!!

2) There's something I just have to say, I dont think I can hide what I'm feelin inside Amanda by Boston GUPPY got it!!

3)I've heard all the lines, I've cried oh so many times, Those tear drops they won't fall again True Blue by Madonna CHRIS got it!!

4) Chains of love got a hold on me, when passion's a prison, you can't break free You Give Love a Bad Name by Bon Jovi BECKY got it!!

5) I feel a hunger. It's a hunger that tries to keep a man awake at night. Are you the answer? Take Me Home Tonight by Eddie Money BECKY got it!!


6) We don´t have the time for psychological romance. No romance, no romance, no romance for me mama. Word Up by Cameo SCOOTER got it!

7) Now I bring you home, you told me goodnight's not enough for you. I'm sorry baby. I Didn't Mean To Turn You On by Robert Palmer GUPPY got it!!

8) Tonight,ooh, I was thinking that you might, be the one who breathes life into this heart of mine. The Next Time I Fall by Amy Grant and Peter Cetera TARA got it!!

9) You can lose sight of it all and the darkness inside you can make you feel so small True Colors by Cindy Lauper STACY got it!!

10) I like my bands in business suits, I watch them on TV. I'm working out most everyday and watching what I eat Hip To Be Square by Huey Lewis and the News SCOOTER got it!
posted by Angie @ 1:19 PM   10 comments
Thursday, November 09, 2006
There's a gaping hole in my head
Well, I survived the dentist. Barely.

No, really, it wasn't bad at all. I had never had a tooth pulled before so I was a tad nervous. One good thing was that the dentist decided that I only needed one tooth pulled as opposed to two. So, I got to keep my wisdom tooth. Yay me!

Let me just say, rice pudding for dinner, although yummy, is not a filling dinner. (I am back on solid foods now, though.)

If anyone needs anything stashed away, I've got a huge gaping hole in my gums perfect for hiding away Christmas presents or whatever. Just sayin...

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I'm sick....
Oh God...I need to call in sick for a few years...I have... Democrat-itis.

Wake me when it's over.
posted by Angie @ 4:07 PM   3 comments
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Don't say a word
Tonight, we were just sitting around the living room and something on tv reminded Jameson of a 'bad' word his daddy had said earlier.

He said, "Daddy said that same bad word."

I looked at Bubba who was shrugging like he had no idea. So, I said, "What word did Daddy say, Buddy?"

He looked at me like I was crazy and said, "I can't speak it."

After a giggle, I asked him to whisper it to me and he wouldn't be in trouble. So, with a sheepish look he walks over and whispers, "Stupid."

I reprimanded Daddy and Bubby thought that was pretty funny.


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Tuesday, November 07, 2006
I had an appointment with the dentist last week. I didn't really blog about it because I didn't want anyone to ask me how it went. Why? Because I had not been to a dentist in, oh, something like 20 years. No, really. 20 years. Please save the lectures. Do you think I don't KNOW already how important dental health is? Well, I do. But, if you are or have ever been as poor as we are and have been, well, then you would know that dental fees were something that we just didn't (don't) have the money for. I COULD pick up the dental insurance at work, but really, it kind of sucks, and I need the money in my check every week.

Here's the thing. You know you were wondering about the thing. The thing is, I have all of my wisdom teeth. They have all cut through and for the most part they don't give me any problems. Until about a month ago. My upper left wisdom tooth started bothering me a little. No big deal. I figured it would go away. It didn't. Then, my gums started hurting in the back left. Hurting. Badly. Hurting to the point that I could not open my mouth wide enough to take a bite out of normal food. Don't even ask how happy that made Bubba...for reasons I will not discuss here.

Bubba (you know, my wife) took the initiative and made me an appointment. So, I did go. This in and of itself is a huge deal. I HATE HATE HATE new situations around new people that I don't know. This is a major issue with me, I know, and it really just has to do with The Fat. But that is a whole other post. So, anyway, I went and it wasn't so bad. I just have to get a couple of old fillings repaired because they are cracked (I had no idea!) and I have to have the upper left wisdom tooth and the tooth next to it pulled. Bottom line, I don't feel like such a big old redneck because I don't have to have all my teeth pulled. Ahhh...I feel much better now that I can face the blog world.

Did I mention that I have to have the teeth pulled TODAY??


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Monday, November 06, 2006
Belated
My blog birthday...blogiversary...whatever..passed right by the other day and I didn't even mention it. I suck.

2 years ago on October 30, 2004 I jumped into the world of blogging. I'm not going to wax all poetic..all I am going to say is, it's been really really fun, despite the occasional run-in I've had with world class jerks! :) I plan to keep blogging for a long long time.

Now, comment and tell me how wonderful I am. :)

Shut up..I know I am a dork.


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posted by Angie @ 9:27 PM   8 comments
GO COLTS!!!!!!!
How about them Colts????!!!!! 8-0!




I might as well be happy and cheer now..I know it won't last. If we could just make it to the Super Bowl..how cool would THAT be??
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Sunday, November 05, 2006
I have a GREAT idea!!
I say we lock John Kerry and Kanye West in a room and just leave them. ForEVER.



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posted by Angie @ 10:42 PM   3 comments
Sunday stuff
First, an addendum to the myspace post. Someone said they refused to have anything to do with myspace because of sexual predators, etc.. The only thing I have to say about that is that my daughter has hers set so that no one can view her profile unless they are her "friend." I keep an eye on her comments, friends and such. Also, when I said I thought that people who make fun of myspace are funny...well, I make fun of myspace myself. What I meant was..the people, no, BLOGGERS who get all bent out of shape about myspace...THEY crack me up. Not that I need to justify it to anyone..but I'm just sayin. Besides, were it not for myspace, I wouldn't have gotten my autographed CD from my future husband, BOB GENTRY!! (Go to starttomorrow.com to vote for Bob and the band!!)

Ok, enough about myspace because, really it's not worth posting twice about!!

There's another thing sort of myspacey..called tag world. Someone invited me to it the other day. If you're bored, check it out.

So, last night the daughter went to the Sadie Hawkins dance. I'm immune to it all now. It no longer makes me feel sad...or old. I just go with it... She's still with the same guy. It's been 2 years and 3 or 4 months now. Though I think she probably should not stay with the same guy all the way through high school, she is happy. She is 1st in her class. She's involved at school. She's not a crack head. So for now, I'm not rockin' that boat. Besides, would I have listened to MY parents when I was 15 or 16? Uh, probably not. Until I see it getting to the 'we-need-Dr-Phil-intervention' stage, it's all good. Anyway, back to Sadies, here's a photo of them in their matching Pink Floyd shirts.
Yes, I know...she needs to move the hair out of her face...

Brianna and I just watched an old video of me and Bubba going to prom my senior year. Funny stuff complete with big poufy hair, lots of makeup, Bubba wearing and earring, my sister rapping for us at dinner and me and my best friend being complete dorks! Bubba looked so young..and I looked soooo skinny! Those were the days!

In other news...I have to go back to work tomorrow after being off all week. NOOO...I don't want to go!! Work has become so very stressful lately because of a lot of changes and I just dread going back. We had a department meeting today which went very well so that is one good thing. I just hope this isn't one of those busy weeks. Chances are it will be because every week lately has been busy and stressful.

I guess that is it for my random Sunday post. Brianna went to the movies, Bubba went to wal mart and the other two kiddies are snoozing, so I'm going to go pour me a glass of liquid crack Diet Dr Pepper Cherry Vanilla and watch the rest of Sixteen Candles on HBO. Nostalgia here I come!

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Saturday, November 04, 2006
Yes, I have a myspace
You know what cracks me up? People who make fun of myspace. The ones who get on their blog high horse and do nothing but put it down. Don't get me wrong, I think myspace is pretty funny, but I don't really think it is from the devil or anything. I just think it is cheesy fun. It's blinky and glittery and full of some really funny self- taken photos on bad webcams. Oh the fun!

Like a lot of parents, I originally signed up for a myspace when my 15 year old daughter got one. I wanted to be able to see what was going on. I have her sign on name and password as well..just in case. So far, it's been a bunch of teenagers taking themselves way too seriously. What teenager DOESN'T do that?

After I signed up, I kind of forgot all about it. One day, I decided to log on and I had a message from a girl I went to junior high with. 20+ years ago!! (oh my god!) Kind of cool. So we've been playing catch up for a while. I've also connected with a few others, including a family member or two that before we had rarely kept in touch. Very cool.

So what if the dang autoplay busts my eardrums on a daily basis (AUTOPLAY MUST DIE!!) it's been loads of fun reading up on old friends and looking at some of the funniest photos EVER of lots of people who think they are..all that.

Mostly, I think myspace is just cheap entertainment. So what is the big deal? Why complain and freak out about it? Just stay away from it!

Me? I'll be logging on daily to see what goofy bulletins/memes/photos etc have been updated on my favorite people.


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A long meme because I can
I forget where I got this..so if you recognize it and have posted it..well..thank you.

DO YOU SNORE?
I want to say no..however, Bubba has told me that I do sometimes. As if I needed another reason to feel not so feminine. blah...

ARE YOU A LOVER OR A FIGHTER?
A little of both, really. Don't ask Bubba, though, because he will say fighter.

WHAT’S YOUR WORST FEAR?
Losing my husband at a young age.

AS A KID, WERE YOU A LEGO MANIAC?
LOVED them! One time, me and my friends thought it would be a great idea to pour all 500 million of my legos into my wading pool outside. Then we got in..OUCH!

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF “REALITY” TV?
Lovety love love. Survivor, The Amazing Race, The Biggest Loser, Big Brother...

DO YOU CHEW ON YOUR STRAWS?
No, but my youngest daughter does and it drives me crazy!

WERE YOU A CUTE BABY?
Well, there are some cute photos of me, but...my mom likes to tell the story of how she said, "Jim (my dad), that's the ugliest baby I've ever seen!" Thanks, mom.

IS THE SINGLE LIFE FOR YOU?
Well, I haven't been single since I was 19 so...I don't know.

WHAT COLOR IS YOUR KEYBOARD?
Black with white letters..and dust

DO YOU SING IN THE SHOWER?
I do. We have a radio in the bathroom and I listen while showering so I usually sing along. The only station that comes in,though, plays some sucky songs so I get stuck singing suckily to sucky songs.

HAVE YOU EVER BUNGEE JUMPED?
Hells to the NAW!!! This is one time I CAN say NEVER!!!!!

ANY SECRET TALENTS
ask Bubba

WHAT’S YOUR IDEAL VACATION SPOT?
Anywhere in the continental US where I can DRIVE. I don't fly. Oh, and preferably NOT the beach. I don't care for the beach. I don't do bathing suits, heat or sand.

CAN YOU SWIM?
not really..though I MIGHT be able to save myself if knocked out of a boat but only if rescue came within minutes! How long can one person do the dog paddle?

HAVE YOU SEEN THE MOVIE DONNIE DARKO?
Yes and I wish I hadn't.

DO YOU GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THE OZONE?
I do, but I don't really do anything about it much. I only use pump hairspray, does that count?

HOW MANY LICKS DOES IT TAKE TO GET TO THE CENTER OF A TOOTSIE POP?
mmm...tootsie pops

CAN YOU SING THE ALPHABET BACKWARDS?
I've never tried, but I probably could with a LOT of thought.

DO YOU PREFER ELECTRIC OR MANUAL PENCIL SHARPENER?
Electric, but I don't use pencils. If there is ever a reason to use a pencil, I prefer the "clicky" pencils.

WHAT’S YOUR STAND ON HUNTING?
um, I like meat.

IS MARRIAGE IN YOUR FUTURE?
It's in my present...not sure if it's in my future. ;)

DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
If I write relatively slowly, it's ok. Forget it being legible if I have to write quickly.

WHAT ARE YOU ALLERGIC TO?
cat dander, mold, dust..I've never been officially tested, but I know those things for sure..plus some outdoor things.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAID, “I LOVE YOU” ?
Last night.

DO YOU CRY AT WEDDINGS?
yep..always..and it doesn't matter if I am close to the bride and/or groom, I STILL cry

HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR EGGS?
over easy, scrambled, boiled

ARE BLONDES DUMB?
no more than brunettes or redheads

WHERE DOES THE OTHER SOCK END UP?
in my kids' room under all the toys

WHAT TIME IS IT?
9:10am

DO YOU HAVE A NICKNAME?
not really...just a shortened version of my real name. Angela=Angie or Ang

IS MCDONALD’S DISGUSTING?
mmmm...McDonalds...

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU WERE IN A CAR?
about 18 hours ago

DO YOU PREFER BATHS OR SHOWERS?
I like a hot bath sometimes, but I prefer showers

IS SANTA CLAUS REAL?
absolutely

DO YOU LIKE TO HAVE YOUR NECK KISSED?
yes!

ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?
depends on where the dark is and if I am alone

WHAT ARE YOU ADDICTED TO?
food, tv, internet...and that is random order

CRUNCHY OR CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER?
CREAMY Peter Pan ONLY!

CAN YOU CRACK YOUR NECK?
Yes

HAVE YOU EVER RIDDEN IN AN AMBULANCE?
Yes...when I was 2 years old

IS DRUG FREE THE WAY TO BE?
AMEN

ARE YOU A HEAVY SLEEPER?
sometimes...ok..MOST times

WHAT COLOR ARE YOUR EYES?
hazel/brown...hard to explain

DO YOU LIKE YOUR LIFE?
some aspects of it, yes

ARE YOU PSYCHIC?
I KNEW you were going to ask that...

HAVE YOU READ CATCHER IN THE RYE?
I don't think so..I'd probably remember if I had

DO YOU PLAY ANY INSTRUMENTS?
No, but I wish I could. piano especially, but I'd love to know how to play the drums..or maybe the triangle..

HAVE YOU EVER STOLEN MONEY?
no..unless you count when I take some of Bubba's change..but he said I could if it's there. He hides money if he doesn't want me to take it.

CAN YOU SNOWBOARD?
No..I've never tried

DO YOU LIKE CAMPING?
YUCK

DO YOU SNORT WHEN YOU LAUGH?
No, not as a general rule, though I think I have a time or two

DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC?
not really

ARE DOGS A MAN’S BEST FRIEND?
Yes! I want a doggy!!

YOU BELIEVE IN DIVORCE?
well, I think people turn to divorce too quickly sometimes, but unfortunately, it is best for some couples

CAN YOU DO THE MOONWALK?
I used to be able to back in the day..sorta

DO YOU MAKE A LOT OF MISTAKES?
well..I don't know if i would say A LOT...but of course I do make mistakes

IS IT COLD OUTSIDE TODAY?
33 degrees! yuck

WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
French toast that bubba made me for breakfast..or is that Freedom toast..ha ha

DO YOU WEAR NAIL POLISH?
rarely

HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU LIKE RIGHT NOW?
I like a lot of people

WHAT’S THE MOST ANNOYING TV COMMERCIAL?
that stupid Arby's commercial where the guy is in the wrong room with the wrong woman in labor. I HATE that commercial!!!

DO YOU SHOP AT AMERICAN EAGLE?
No. unless by american eagle you mean Wal mart

FAVORITE SONG AT THE MOMENT?
no favorite..there are just too many..but I know it's NOT Lips of an Angel!

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Friday, November 03, 2006
and then my heart exploded...yet again
Baby J and I were walking up to the school a few days ago to pick up the Tater and he said, "Braelyn is the best sister ever. Next time she wants my big truck I will let her have it."


This is a super old photo, but I just love it. They've been together every day since Baby J came home from the hospital. They fight like cats and dogs, but what he said was just so sweet. I hope they are close forever.


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*SIGH*
Well, it's the last weekday of my vacation. What a bummer. Let's list my accomplishments from this week, shall we?
  • Nothing.
Go, me! Yes, I had lots planned. No, I didn't do any of it. But, I'm not going to beat myself up over it. Isn't vacation supposed to be restful? Well, mine was. I completely vegged out and that is what my mind needed. Work is getting so stressful and I just needed time away from it all. So really, accomplishing nothing was good for me. But now I need ANOTHER week off to get some stuff done.

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Thursday, November 02, 2006
A Halloween Story--People Who Should Not Be Parents Edition
While out and about with the darling kiddies Tuesday night, trick or treating of course, we were lucky enough to witness a wonderful instance of parenting. Our lives will never be the same.

A few steps ahead of us was a family of trick or treaters. Mom, Dad, kids and some other adult. It soon became apparent that the 7 or 8 year old girl didn't want to wear her mask. How did I know this? Well, Daddy was telling her over and over, rather loudly, that he was not letting her go to any more houses until she put her mask on. The girl started to cry. The dad was adamant. "NO! I am not taking you up to that house until you put your mask on!" She kept crying. I think she said, I don't want to wear it. The rest of her group moved on and continued to trick or treat. The girl cried louder. the dad yelled louder. They all walked away from her and she ran screaming after them. Fun stuff.

After managing to get my kids to stop staring at the display, we got a little distance between us and that group. Oh, but, it gets better. See, that initial encounter wasn't THAT bad. I just kept thinking, 'good job ruining your daughter's memories of Halloween and trick or treating.'

As we moved down the street, we ran into the same group again. The little girl is still crying/shrieking and now the mom (or grandma, we couldn't tell) and the dad are saying this..."Put your G**D*** mask on..." and "Shut your G**D*** mouth or I'll just take your G**D*** ass home...." etc... All the while the dad is making it seem like this is the worst thing that has ever happened to him. Lovely. It was uncomfortable for everyone around. They were just making it worse for the little girl. In my opinion, what they should have done was, if the mask was such a big deal and she refused to put it on, then they should have taken her home/to their car and there would end the trick or treating.

That little girl has no chance. I am so sad for her.

Don't get me wrong, I KNOW kids are frustrating at times and heck..even embarrassing in their tantrums. Making it worse by cursing like that at a child is just ridiculous. I don't claim to be a perfect parent. I'm far from perfect in any way shape or form, but I know that humiliating a child in such a way is just wrong.

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Wednesday, November 01, 2006
NaBloPoMo
Don't know if you've heard about it...but I'm participating in NaBloPoMo. IT stands for National Blog Posting Month. Kinda like that NaNoWriMo thing that I would NEVER do because I am a sucky writer.Basically, it is just a challenge to post at least once per day in the month of November. Sucky novel writing=NO. Sucky blog posting every day for 30 days=YES! I'm warning you now..there may be lots of photo posts and meme's this month. Just sayin.

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posted by Angie @ 11:59 PM   6 comments
Obligatory after Halloween post
You knew I would. And here they are. Click 'em to big 'em.

Big sis helping lil sis with her makeup. The actual name of this costume on the packaging was "Strawberry Tart." Um..ooookay. So we just called her Strawberry Girl. The wig..did not fit and DID. NOT. STRETCH. We bobby pinned and clipped all we could. This was the best it looked all night. If you look closely, you can see the only shirt we could find to go underneath her costume because it was so freakin' cold out. It has a christmas tree on it and you can see the top of it there on her chest.

I managed to NOT get a photo of Darth with his mask actually ON. Awesome. As you can see, the wig is migrating backward.

Ok, I know I am slightly biased as her mother, but she really is pretty, isn't she? Red brings out her eyes.

This is the end of the night. See how the wig is resting on the BACK of her head? Nice. Big sis was hanging out at her boyfriend's house where they were making s'mores and roasting weenies, hence the weenie stick in her hand. (wow, that was bad.) I've got cute kids. :)

Hope you all had a fun night last night, whatever you did!
posted by Angie @ 7:28 PM   2 comments
 
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