~“The Blog That Watches Back”~

Friday, October 31


Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!! Shirla,none at WM,either,but my neighbor said she saw them at Shoprite,so I'll check there,and if not,I'll send you cash and you send me hersheys please? TY,I APPRECIATE it !!! Who'da thought it be THIS hard to get 'em,and I live in Store Land, you would NOT believe all the stores around here.

My pirating at work today was a lot of fun. When you walk in,no one can see you at first,you are hidden by banks of parts.All I had to do was let out a Yarrrrrrrrrrrrgh,and everyone knew it was me.It was just the third day in a row that what I was doing required me to stand,I needed the upper body strength to do the job,so I am a sore puppy tonight. TGIF !!! YAY !!!!

I am changing my sig pic to reflect the seasons [OMG,EVERY one of you who mentioned the skeleton,here or on KF,HATED it....whoopsie!!] so I picked something a lil more user friendly,LMK if you have any problems with it :o) ] Plus.......if you scroll down,on the right,you'll see the newest addition to my on-line home.....the portrait that hangs in my livingroom.Any of you from KF will recognize it :O)

And an interesting lil thing you might want to see. Create your own universe ! I really want you to click this link,read it,and remember it next time you're thinking of telling me that *I* think too much or too deeply. I am not alone,and there are things scarier than me............


[I am considering buying this,or buying the components. Stupid,I KNOW,but..........]


Thursday, October 30

Pirate Bread

Shirla! I've been over almost all of this area, do you THINK I can find those pumpkin kisses? Do you KNOW how hard I looked!! I looked SO hard I spent [DON'T look Steve!!!] 90$ in Target !! [ok,you can look now,just don't look at me with those puppy-dog-why'd-ya-do-it eyes,ok?] I have Tony going out on reconnaissance to WM tomorrow,but that's my last stop. I haven't decided if I'll order them online or not,but Dayum,my whole extended family would love those cookies.

I got the glasses I'd ordered online a while back,and I am SUCH A FRIGGIN DUNCE !! I didn't realize how much I used the bi and tri focals until they were gone. And you know what else? I couldn't remember if I ponied up for the progressive [no-line] bifocals...all this talk about not caring about aging,and here I am wondering if I stuck myself with the lined ones! No,I did not,I guess there is a limit to my duncehood,and I reached it,thank you very much. PLUS....I DID get transitions after all [they turn dark in the sun] I'm having the devils own time trying to remember to wear sunglasses over my regular glasses. I put them in the kitchen right by my keys,but I never seem to remember them.

I am all ready to celebrate Halloween at work tomorrow,you regulars know exactly what I'll be. I also picked up a card of 6 fake mice. I'm going to take them to work and strategically place them :o) I'm sure,no matter where you are tomorrow,you'll hear the festivities. A few weeks ago,I asked a few co-workers if anyone dressed up for halloween,and they all said No. Today,my supervisor came to me, asked me if I was dressing up,and told me that some people had changed their minds, they wanted to know if I'd dress up. What could I say??? Of Course! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH !!!!! [See, Boo, Proper Punctuation is Key !!!!! ]

Did you know today is National Candy Corn day,and according to a VERY IMPORTANT blog test I took, I am candy corn:


Now you see,you KNOW you love me for a reason!

[random pic inserted because I thought it was funny in a pirate kinda way,TYVM again Jacky ]

Wednesday, October 29

Special Dark Chocolate Thievery

Hellooooooo !I have something funny to show you. This morning on the aol welcome screen,they had a blurb about "where people hide their money" ,and my first thought was ,screw THAT, *I* wanna know where they hide the wine and the chocolate ;o) Then I read the article:


You HAVE to give props to some of these people,Very ingenious :o) Number one on the hit parade was a woman hiding her money in a Tampax box,I hurt myself trying not to lol at that [it was 3:45 this morning, I didn't want to have to explain why my laughter woke people up,can you see Steve saying "Tampax WHAT???" ] One of the hiding places was a fake plant,and I don't have any of them, I was looking for things I could replicate. *I* coulda told them,a mixed vegetable bag is good enough to hide my pms chocolate in the freezer,it would work just as well for money.[Unless someone named Steve already found your stash,and POOF! All the special dark chocolate is missing.]

Then I looked thru my e-mail [I never respond to personal e-mails at that time of night, you saw what happened when I tried to blog at that time [refer to the "3:05am blog entry :o)] and WHAT to my wondering eyes should appear but another Dean and Deluca e-mail.Now I aDore my coffee, but there is a limit to how much per pound I will pay for it.Tea,I enjoy and drink daily, but my true love is coffee. So,guess what they're peddling this time? A set of three......1.5oz TOTAL.......Connoisseur Teas...for 75$ !!!! Woo-Hoo !! I can't make this stuff up! I thought I really did wake someone up when I read that one. Oh,and a passion fruit coconut cake for 65 $ !!! If you wanna pay THAT much for a cake,I have some I can sell you,and I'll throw in a pot of coffee too!!
Then,I see an e-mail from Jacky.She is an online friend of mine, and gets really good humorous forwards,and sends them along to me. Todays e-mail was a pictorial one.I LOVE this pic,and wanted to blog it,TYVM Jacky :o) I LOVE the idea of the shell being the carriage for the "baby" :o)

Do you KNOW it is almost November already? No? Well, it came as quite a shock to me too! I need to start baking for the holidays. I wanted to thank Shirla,in her blog she posted a recipe for spice cake mix-based cookies,and spice cake is just our favorite. I'll get a pic when I bake em [gotta go get the special Hersheys' kisses first,and second,hide them from the ravaging hordes] and I'll be sure to either blog the recipe,or,if I am too lazy to type it, I'll link you up :o) So, this week shopping for the ingredients I don't already have, and baking this weekend.THERE,...I blogged it, so it must be true:o)

Tuesday, October 28

milk duds from de debbil

Hi! I only have word of advice for you today.If you are not used to eating in the shower, [and I am not] don't steal a mini box of milk duds from the halloween stash,and pop the last two in your mouth before you get in the shower.You WILL tilt your head back,and you WILL forget that you are eating milk duds,and you WILL think, maybe, the paramedics are going to be seeing you in a compromising position.Just sayin'.

Sunday, October 26

Sheriff Buford T Justice

We had some pretty powerful storms roll thru my area of New York last night. One of the trees on my sisters property [right next door to mine] fell, and took out the power line to our end of the street.We were without power from 5pm to a lil after 6 am this morning. I was being the good wife yesterday afternoon,and made 3 trays of lasanga...one for dinner,and two for the freezer.I believe the freezer ones are ok,they went in the freezer 2 hours before we lost power.The dinner one was cooked thru,but the power went out as I took the foil off to brown it up.And I didn't get to roast the asparagus,damn.

SO, you might ask, what did Team Gail do in the dark last night? [hey,the 2 boys were here,get your mind out of the gutter,at least for a while ] Well,Tony has a long life battery on his laptop,and since I was out-numbered, we wound up watching Smoky and the Bandit on the laptop, and Steve and I played a drinking game [ Stevie was driving and could not play,and Tony is 19,so no booze for him] [this is something we haven't done since college, but it sounded, like most things do,like a good idea in the dark ] .....every time Burt laughed or Jackie said something stupid we had to drink.Now,I popped for a bottle of Grey Goose for Steve,as a congrats for inventory well done,but I chose rum and diet coke as my drink. That was a mistake,.......it's been a Loooong time since I played this game, and I believe I played with beer or wine, not mixed drinks. The funniest thing though,was Stevie.He bought a guitar,and hasn't started lesson one, he just brought it down to show me [and "allow" me to tune it for him] and every time we had to drink he played a heartfelt strum on his guitar,my belly hurts from laughing at him laughing at us :o) I had a wee bit of a headache this morning,but declared myself the winner. [because it's MY blog,that's why]
The electrical repair crew didn't show up until 4am, and then proceeded to shine the klieg lights right in our bedroom window and start chain sawing. And I'll tell you what,I AM bitching at them tomorrow. I don't give a rats ass HOW many people are without power,the only fair way to determine who gets repair first is:
-are there any over-riding concerns like medical concerns or life support equipment in any areas, is there a hospital,or school, ect., then
-whoever the hell called for repair first.
My power company goes by,the bigger the population of the town,the higher priority they are,if there are multiple areas out of power.And there were multiple areas without power last night. My town is TINY, so we are always last served,but last time I looked I pay the same rates as my bigger town counterparts do. And the food in my fridge and freezer cost just as much as theirs did. I call bullshit on that.

Poor Steve!! He went out this morning,to get cash and to gas up his car.He calls me from the gas station, Hon,I think I left my card in the atm [which is in a Walmart] I called the bank right away,and it was still there,so they held it for him.He walks in and says his wife called...and the lady says, you left your card in the atm,right? And Steve says Yes,..and she says,yeah,I can see it on your face :::hehehe:::: I wonder how many faces like that they see in a week. A happy ending,but unnerving to say the least.

I'll say this now,so you have all week to git 'er done....but,when we turn back the clocks next weekend,you NEED to change the batteries in your smoke and CO2 detectors, if they're not hard-wired. I started doing this years ago,when a smoke detector went bat shit at 3am, [this was when the insomnia wasn't so bad...now, I'd get a bowl of popcorn and go watch it ] and I realized I couldn't remember WHEN I changed the batteries .Also,the American National Fire Protection Association:


recommends that you replace the batteries twice a year, [when a lot of the country changes their clocks] and the detectors themselves every 10 years. If you can't remember how old it is, replace it. There are some things you can't replace. My family home burned down when I was 15.....none of us were home, but we all still carry the scars from it. You need to get those batteries this week, and new detectors if necessary. You can write the date you bought the detectors in marker on the back of them,so you don't need to remember when you replaced them. And if you are hard-wired, clean 'em and test 'em. Just a lil PSA from me to you. Because I care so much :O)

October 27th- Cranky Co-Worker Day

Friday, October 24

Thank You Boo !

I am so lucky!! I started the new job the beginning of Sept.,so it's WAY too early to ask for days off. BUT....my family has a tradition. It's the Anti-Black Friday tradition....we NEVER shop,we stay in our jammies all day, watch movies,and eat movie food. [I want to see The GodFather again,and I plan on eating some great pasta and being tipsy on a good italian red wine by 3pm! You hear that! No later than 3pm!] Then my birthday...I do NOT work on my birthday,ever. [I won't let Steve either,that's one place I put my wife foot down hard.We take our birthdays off and have us some fun] If you can't celebrate your birthday,things are pretty bad,and we know how to celebrate ;o) Plus,I made an appt for my annual fasting blood work [for my physical] on my birthday,before I even knew about this job. So,I wanted Black Friday, my birthday,and Jan 9th [the actual physical and getting the results of the blood work] off. Today I go in,and by the time clock,there's a sheet of days the business is closed for the holidays. Dig this......I get Black Friday off,and the week starting with Christmas straight thru to my birthday and that weekend too.Woo-Hoo ! I felt like I won something! I only need to request one day now. Great way to start the day.

Tony is making me go to his places on the net. Todays' place is Cracked.com,where I saw this,I almost fell off the couch laughing:

And once again with Tater.You MUST admit, she is raising her child correctly!! WTG,Tater, always a joy to hear frm other she-pirates :o)
"1. Expecially for Gail.. "Lil Tater" is watching Calliou and he is playing with a "Pirate Bear". She is walking around saying, "ARRRRRRGGGG Me maties!!!""

Steve called,inventory is humming along,but he won't be home for a while. Practice and bubble bath time.I'll leave you with this:

"Proper Punctuation is Key"
[Boo,commenting on my blogging style. Thank You Boo!I Love You!And I miss you !!!!!How's THAT for some scrumptious punctuation?? ! . . .]

Thursday, October 23

SCADS of points!!!!!!

I want to take 5am out back,- shoot it, bury it, dig it up, play whack-a-mole with it, bury it, dig it up again, defenestrate it, bury it, dig it up, horse whip it, bury it, dig it up again, and make it Walk the Plank !! You know, I'm up all the time at 5 on weekends,it's the workday 5 ams that bite, they are just different,bad mojo there.

Here is a lil somthin' from that Tater again,the things she finds!! I can't iMAGine how someone got the idea to do this to a spider [g-rated and not one of those scary links,I wont post them here,at least without fair warning]: [unless your a-scared of spiders,then don't look at the link] :[but ,really,how scary can a video-taped spider be,even to those of us that loathe them?]: [but this is a spider on DRUGS,so watch out !]:


Occasionally I offer Helpful Tips,to make your life a little better.Here is a Heartfelt Helpful Tip:

'Do NOT,while cooking bacon,return one of your sisters calls.You will NOT pay attention, and attention MUST be paid when playing with bacon. Your belly will thank me for this tip, as it will remain blister-free. Unlike mine. Asbestos hands, that's for sure,can't remember the last time my hands blistered no matter WHAT I'm up to in the kitchen. On the plus side,.....Steve starts inventory tomorrow,and has been working like a demon all week.So, tonights' dinner is a nod to his favorite thing, breakfast for dinner. Blueberry pancakes,bacon,and peaches in lite syrup :o) LOTS of wife points,especially when I show him I got INJURED being a good wife. TONS. SCADS of points !!! [are you paying attention Hon? SCADS of points! And you'd better beLIEVE I will collect !]'

I was "tapped" in an e-mail...I'm assuming it's like being tagged...and the object of the tap was to have the tappee make a list of things you Don't like, just like the lists of things you Do like. So,while at work today I thought about that e-mail. Here is my list ;o)

Getting up weekdays in the cold and dark
kids found my ice cream on me they will narc,
washing-day timers when they start to ding,
these are a few of my most dis-liked things

cho-co-late thieves in my broccoli-bag stash,
Teri-yaki falling on me with a crash
getting iced up while wind-shield scraping,
these are a few of my most dis-liked things

Bacon that spatters and blisters my belly,
car races shown all day long on the telly,
Pre-menopausal wild mood swings,
these are a few of my most dis-liked things

When it's plant time,
When the books call,
When I want to play,
I simply remember my most dis-liked things,
and then I don't feel so glad.

October 24th: International Bandana day

My name is Gail,and I approve this message.~
And Tony approves this approval.~

Wednesday, October 22

Poke ?

We have a lil something from Tony today.He got it from Stevie,who got it from one of his car forums,that's all the attribution I can give. O-M-G. Tony tells me there is a facebook for me, [the little brat. wait. He's 6'3.The Big brat.] I HAVE to see it.This is a Facebook spoof,and Tony votes me most likely to poke someone with a walking stick :o) :o)


Tuesday, October 21

Vanilla or Cinnamon?

I saw the most amazing thing in my e-mail box today,...the holiday e-mail from Dean & Deluca. [They are pretty good....over-priced on some things, you have to know your prices before you shop there,but high quality. I prefer to get my spices from Penzeys,when they're not lying about whether something is the salt-free version of one of their products or not :o) ] Dean and Deluca was reminding me,I need to pre-order my Thanksgiving bird NOW to avoid the rush. So,I bit....I clicked on the link


to see how much they'd want this year. [If you're reading this you're online,you are probably already sitting down, but with THIS one,I'm not taking any chances,-sit your butt down]....for an 18 lb bird,they want 160$. See? I TOLD you to sit down!!!! I'd serve mini weinies in a blanket for Thanksgiving before I'd pay that! [And I'm a pro at this...I've hosted Thanksgiving and Christmas every year for 22 years now, for anywhere from 15 to 30 people. I cook 2 /13-15 lb birds for Thanksgiving] I buy my birds locally,or get them for free in the programs the stores run every year. I don't pay 160$ for the whole Dinner [well,not if you don't include the booze for the, er, after-dinner festivities ]and I cook from scratch...I do use canned cranberries,certain family members love them.

Actually I am so far behind the 8 ball on Thanksgiving prep already,it would be hard to get any worse, I have to hehehe :o) We always manage to pull it off, but with this new job, I've not been baking and prepping stuff like I usually do. I also knew,if I baked the pumpkin bread or any pies or cookies already,they would have flown out of the house with some kids anyway. Guess I know what I'll be doing this weekend,playing catch up.Whoopsie! [Which scent was it that drives men crazy,- Vanilla or Cinnamon? I find out and let you know :o)] You haven't seen anything til you've been here on Thanksgiving Eve,for chinese food for dinner, and prepping and brining the birds. We all look forward to that as much as we do the holiday :o)

I also learned something today, I had NO idea.That, taking dried KIDNEY beans [that particular kind]and crocking them [soaking and cooking until tender in a crockpot] creates a toxin:


Holy CRAP ! I never knew that [I've never crocked beans,I prefer the stove method] I whole heartedly suggest,if you or someone you love crocks beans,that you examine that link.Wow.You know,I have a slew of thoughts about this and m-i-l jokes.But I will put them down and walk away.

I ordered myself another pair of glasses !!! I gave in.When I was 43, I went straight from regular lenses to trifocals,and they were ok. I never had any of the problems with them other people do,but I wasn't willing to pay $$$ for them, I mean,invisible trifocals cost a LOT.So,when I discovered I could order glasses online,I ordered a pair without the bi or tri focals. OMG,was that a stupid move. My supervisor at work appears to be far sighted,so when we are discussing the appropriate parts and parts numbers to use for a job,she holds the parts a mile away from her face.When she's done,I slide my glasses down my nose and hold the parts right up to my eyeballs,we've laughed about that a few times,but it's getting to be a PITA,so I popped for bifocals.Woo-Hoo! And navy blue frames,to boot.Now,I'll be a STYLIN' geek ! :o)

Monday, October 20

Christmas Party gossip

Scraping your windshield sucks.Especially when the temp is 28 degrees.So,I had an idea....I'd cover my windshield with plastic this time of day [around 5:30,while I can still see,and before Steve gets home and starts laughing at me...let him laugh.He's a lot taller than I am,and YOU try being average height and scraping a truck windshield.Parts of me get icy that God did NOT intend to be icy.] Then take the plastic off in the morning...no ice to scrape [Note to self...Please look for a house with a garage.]

I went out with the plastic,and heard a lot of rustling around,and what sounded like something plastic being snapped in two.Came around the corner....This first pic is to orient you...if you are here on any type of regular basis lately,you've seen my cactus pics.You can also see my truck,right out the cactus window.This pic was taken by the corner of my truck,in my driveway for cryin out loud,if you look behind the basketball hoop [and the rake I left there,all my fault,not Steves this time :o)] you'll see a white thing.That was a garbage can.

The second is a pic of the garbage can,as close as I was gonna get to a wooded area where the friggin bear might still be

....yeah.I damn near walked right into a friggin bear. Again.Gail does not LIKE this.That was TOO frigin close for comfort,I really thought it was Tony out there and just went out without bear-checking first. This time of year,you do NOT want to startle a bear. Oh,NO. And,I am pretty harsh with the bears around here. One year,I went out yelling at one to leave [in my defense,I had all the groceries in the truck ] I was swinging a swiffer mop at it,and hit my truck instead,taking out the right rear tail light assembly.And WHAT did Steve say? Damn straight,he said nothing,just ordered the parts.[but I know for sure he told everyone at work and they all had a good laugh about it,company Christmas parties are great places to find out stuff like that.] I feel like,this time of year,you need to be accompanied by a Mariachi Band to be safe out there. I had no idea the bears were back,last I saw of them was on the news @ 5,they were down in Jersey ..... and Jersey can keep them.
~The sole purpose of a child's middle name is so he can tell when he's really in trouble. ~

Sunday, October 19

Because I SAID so.

Hi! Not too much to say today [rest easy,I mean it :O) ] A LOVELY day, All I didn't get done was dry a load of laundry,but I have that covered.....I'll do my nails tonight. When they're wet,I'll tell Steve,oh NO! I forgot the last load,would you please put it in the dryer for me? ;o) Done!
I'm givng you another funny tonight. A few of the things on this list really rang for me,ESPECIALLY the one where the Mom says "Wait til you have kids of your own". I didn't hear that growing up,at least I don't remember it, but after Boo came along,why, my parents and family couldn't say it enough. I can't imagine why :o) Oh....and thank you, for the e-mail about my FICO score [one who shall remain nameless] :o) I had no idea that could happen [the see-sawing] and your explanation makes me feel better. Oh,wait!! I have a pic! A certain person keeps saying,"Hon,you've got a LOT of plants" You'll note,he NEVER crosses over into the "Too many" territory,we have been together a long time,and he is a wise man. You'll see 2 plants..they are both marantas. They are at the top of the stairs,and the one on the lil stool is the one I ripped half off of with my headphone cord.I artfully arranged it so it's not too visible,but if you look at it,you'll see a patch where there ought to be growth,and there isn't any :/ And the plants from above are baby aerials from a spider plant.


1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE .

"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."

2. My mother taught me RELIGION.

"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL .

"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"

4. My mother taught me LOGIC.

" Because I said so, that's why."

5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC.

"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT.

"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."

7. My mother taught me IRONY .

"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."

8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS.

"Shut your mouth and eat your supper."

9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.

"Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA.

"You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER.

"Your bedroom looks like a tornado went through it."

12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.

"If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"

13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.

"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."

14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION.

"Stop acting like your father!"

15. My mother taught me about ENVY.

"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.

"Just wait until we get home."

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING .

"You are going to get it when you get home!"

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.

"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way."

19. My mother taught me ESP.

"Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"

20. My mother taught me HUMOUR.

"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT .

"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

22. My mother taught me GENETICS.

"You're just like your father."

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.

"Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"

24. My mother taught me WISDOM.

"When you get to be my age, you'll understand."

25. And my favourite: My mother taught me about JUSTICE

"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you."

Saturday, October 18

Buy a candle too

A Great day! Tons of sunshine, a lot of plants to play with,and Boo is coming for dinner/to spend the night.

I almost had a calamity..Tony tried to kill my coffee grinder! Oh, no matter where you are,you would have heard me if he was successful. I mix 2 kinds of beans....not only because they taste great,but the dark roast beans have too much oil in them for a burr grinder [and THAT is the kind of grinder you want for coffee,blade grinders just mash up the beans,your better off buying ground coffee than using a blade grinder on coffee beans] I mix half "brown bag" [8 O'Clock 100% Columbian] with half "purple bag". [8 O'Clock Italian Dark roast] We ran out of the "brown bag" and Tony filled the hopper with the purple bag......you should have heard that poor grinder,it sounded like it was gargling with rocks. Even as I type, Tony is off to the store to get brown bags of coffee to atone for his sins :o) [and,truth be told, I *do* have a spare grinder....I bought a spare when I discovered that my model was discontinued,- I don't like the looks of the newer models,they look like space ships. This is my grinder:

We've been talking a lot about the economy,and how it effects us,but it's doing things to me that I don't understand.Take my FICO score,for example...last month,it went down 21 points....nothing new on my end,no new debt, my cards are zero balanced,I don't GET it. Today I look, and it went up 25 points,and that c.c gave me a large increase on my credit line,one that I didn't ask for.Again,nothing new,no new debt. That same c.c. shows me my fico for free every month,from Transunion.Do you know,Transunion will NOT explain why or how your Fico with them goes up and down? "There are too many variables for us to be able to answer that question" But they are the ones that scored me! I'm happy with my FICO,- but in light of looking for mortgage approval soon, I do NOT want them friggin with the riggin,yanno? It doesn't matter how high it is,if it's see-sawin' up and down every month,that can't be good,right? Steves FICO did the same thing mine did,with no explanation for it. I heard on the news that inactive credit lines would be cancelled,and active ones may have the limits lowered,but what is happening to me is the exact opposite.Gail in retrograde. I think I'm a control freak,about my financial portrait,I want to know everything,and I want to know how it got that way.

We're waiting for Boo to show up,so I check her away message:

"I now own a fishing license and a rod.Pumpkin picking and fishing,WTH am I,Amish?"

So I guess she won't be here for a while :O) :O)

Oh,Oh And before I forget.....here's my Halloween Cactus in all it's glory,I love to touch the flowers on it, they're like silk:

Oh,the sweetest thing! Stevie just called me,from the GROCERY store! He's cooking dinner tonight for his girlfriend,and needed advice as to what to make ! [ I put a BIG nichter on sauteed peppers & onion with the dinner,what if they want to kiss "good night" ?? Dead Silence then a couple of yuks :O) .But,if you're dating,you might think of things like that! And,don't forget the candle,and something cute and sweet for dessert. Big smile on my face,I have at least one kid old enough to not only take my advice,but ask for it! Woo-Hoo,Mothers Day in October !!

I hope you all have a fantastic Saturday night,I'll be curled up with my honey,a bowl of popcorn,and the latest Indiana Jones movie [unless I let him talk me into Ironman,but that better be some pretty sweet talkin' :o)]

Friday, October 17

To get to the other side.

It all started because of a birthday greeting,I swear! I wished a friend a happy one. I saw a pic he had taken in our area,and told him Steve and I tried to take a pic of that area, but couldn't get the angle right. He explained that he passes that spot every day, loves that view, and feels privileged to live in the area. I felt like I got hit with a clue bat !

I am NOT a city person,and vastly prefer woods to streets.That said,I HATE where I live. I am in the tightest part of a mountain pass,and a State park is my backyard. So.....the sun goes down behind the mountain,and makes the sunlight leave here a lot earlier than than 3-4 miles up the road....and between the "short days" and the critters [oh, deer, bears, woodchucks, skunks,snakes, ANY animal you would find wandering out of the state park and into Gails' yard] I cannot garden. And gardening is a passion of mine. Nothing. Nada. EVERYTHING, even the things so-called experts claim nothing will eat gets eaten.This winter,which IMHO was not particularly bad,the ate my rhododendrons,down to the ground.....they ATE em.My Sedum Autumn Joy became their Sedum Summer dinner. No veggie garden,sure as Hell no flower gardens, nothing. No fence exists that can protect against what I've got here,even if we were allowed to fence the whole yard in,which I wouldn't like either. Plus, we live on a a dirt road. Not too bad,until you consider.....first,I live in the horse-shoe of this dirt road. I have to dust every DAY,which is a major pita. After 18 years I've become accustomed to it,but that doesn't mean I LIKE it. Second,....put that dirt road together with the weather. In the spring,when the ground is still frozen,but temps allow for rain, ....my road is a sheet of ice. No form of all wheel or 4 wheel drive will help you on ice. None. This is the Hail Mary school of driving,after you've lived here a while,you become a very good bad conditions driver.
The noise from the Thruway is what has decided us to move, your heart Breaks every time you hear an ambulance,or the fog-horn of a firetruck to a vehicle fire,- and those things happen a LOT. You just can't live with the constant,intense presence of the Thruway.

Now, that's a lot of words,isn't it? I have every reason to hate where I live,right? But, I'm not a hater by inclination,and I'm a "The glass is at LEAST half-full" person.So, I decided to look at it from his perspective.

Whenever I type, aside from the rare times I take the laptop upstairs,I am on the couch in my livingroom.So I see this: [but right below this view is the NYS Thruway]


ANY window I look out in my home, I can see something alive,and/or the house of a neighbor I care about.Plus.

There aren't a lot of places to live,where you can see the wildlife I can see here,and I'm more of a wild life than a night life kinda person.Plus. [except when they get into the garbage cans,then I want to shoot them.And, living here,you need to have a shotgun. And we do. Just call me Annie Oakley :o)]

I am close to everything. My commute? :O) 4 1/2 minutes. Steves' commute? 30 minutes. Grocery shopping? 5-15 minutes. Dr? 20 min. We are 4-5 miles from all the schools in this district that our kids attended over the years.[and Steve and I too :O)] Yet,we're located so that family and friends can easily come here for the holidays. Plus.

I'm back...Stevie is here,he came home to do his laundry today.He is talking trash,I am LMAO. :O) Close to the kids...PLUS.

It never occurred to me that,there are actually more reasons for me to love this place than hate it. Still can't wait to move, ...I want a house that is ours, to be able to repair/replace stuff,and do upkeep the landlord appears to take a blind eye to, but I don't hate it so much :O) This might not matter too much to a cynical type of person,but it makes a world of difference to me. :O) :o) A little life lesson where none was intended,the kind you learn from.

And here,via an online friend who is NOT Bren :o) But who I didn't ask if I could use her name,so I won't...OMG,very funny :O) Since it *is Friday,you know what that means,I need to go make Steve a drink with an umbrella in it :O) I will leave you with this,a Friday funny :o)


BARACK OBAMA:The chicken crossed the road because it was time for a CHANGE! The chicken wanted CHANGE!

JOHN McCAIN:My friends, that chicken crossed the road because he recognized theneed to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens onthe other side of the road.

HILLARY CLINTON:When I was First Lady, I personally helped that little chicken to cross the road. This experience makes me uniquely qualified to ensure-- right from Day One! -- that every chicken in this country gets thechance it deserves to cross the road. But then, this really isn't about me, although I clearly remember having to dodge enemy fire as Chelsea and I tried to cross the road.

DR. PHIL:The problem we have here is that this chicken won't realize that hemust first deal with the problem on 'THIS' side of the road before it goes after the problem on the 'OTHER SIDE' of the road. What we need to do is help him realize how stupid he's acting by not taking on his 'CURRENT' problems before adding 'NEW' problems.

OPRAH:Well, I understand that the chicken is having problems, which is why he wants to cross this road so bad. So instead of having the chicken learn from his mistakes and take falls, which is a part of life, I'm going to give this chicken a car so that he can just drive across the road and not live his life like the rest of the chickens.

GEORGE W. BUSH:We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road, or not. The chickenis either against us, or for us. There is no middle ground here.

COLIN POWELL: Now to the left of the screen, you can clearly see the satellite image of the chicken crossing the road.....

JOHN KERRY:Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it! It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about thechicken's intentions. I am not for it now, and will remain against it.

NANCY GRACE:That chicken crossed the road because he's GUILTY! You can see it in his eyes and the way he walks.

PAT BUCHANAN:To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American.

MARTHA STEWART:No one called me to warn me which way that chicken was going. I had astanding order at the Farmer's Market to sell my eggs when the price dropped to a certain level. No little bird gave me any insiderinformation.

DR SEUSS:Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, thechicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I've not been told.

ERNEST HEMINGWAY: To die in the rain. Alone.

RUSH LIMBAUGH:Because the chicken was gay! Can't you people see the plain truth?' That's why they call it the 'other side.' Yes, my friends, thatchicken is gay. And if you eat that chicken, you will become gay too. I say we boycott all chickens until we sort out this abomination thatthe liberal media white washes with seemingly harmless phrases like 'the other side. That chicken should not be crossing the road. It's as plain and as simple as that.

GRANDPA:In my day we didn't ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough.

BARBARA WALTERS: Isn't that intewesting? In a few moments, we will be wistening to the chicken tell, for the first time, the heart warming story of how it experienced a sewious case of molting, and went on to accompwish its wife wong dweam of cwossing the woad.

ARISTOTLE: It is the nature of chickens to cross the road.

JOHN LENNON:Imagine all the chickens in the world crossing roads together, in peace.

BILL GATES:I have just released eChicken2007, which will not only cross roads,but will lay eggs, file your important documents, and balance your check book. Internet Explorer is an integral part of the Chicken.This new platform is much more stable and will never crash & reboot.

ALBERT EINSTEIN:Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the chicken?

BILL CLINTON:I did not cross the road with THAT chicken. What is your definition of chicken?

AL GORE:I invented the chicken!


DICK CHENEY:Where's my gun?

AL SHARPTON:Why are all the chickens white? We need some black chickens.

REVEREND JEREMIAH WRIGHT:damn that chicken. Does that make me unpatriotic?

Thursday, October 16


Hehehe,there was NO laundry and the vacuuming was done !! So I decided to practice. I sat down,started to tune up,and felt something hit my shoulder.Some of my plants decided to jump out of their pot onto me :o) I guess I should have listened,earlier in the week,when they said they were crowded. There were 4 plants in the pot,and I thought,I'll leave them til spring,I didn't want to cause an out-of-season growth spurt for them now. They don't LIKE that.They gave me no choice. So,I divided them up,and here are the 3 that escaped the pot,the 4th is all by itself now. This is the 1st time a plant ever jumped on me :o) These plants are "Elephants foot" plants. [or Pony Tail plants ] I got them in '05, Steve and I went to Home Depot to get the materials to make the sideboard in the dining room,and I saw this pot,the plants were half dead,and I felt bad for them.They ain't dead any more ;o)

Two things...first,a joke,again by that rascal Bren,WHY do you think she thought I'd like it ???

A pirate walks into a bar with a paper towel on his head.
The bartender says,"What's with the paper towel?"
* **Ready for it?**
The pirate says. "Arrr! I've got a Bounty on me head!"

And this,from my dear friend Donna...I hope you are doing well,and Thank You :o)
1. What is your occupation right now? auto parts
2. What color are your socks right now? white,but they're warm,so it's ok :o)
3. What are you listening to right now? Led Zeppelin/Stairway to Heaven
4. What was the last thing that you ate? Lunch salad and a choco chip cookie
5. Can you drive a stick shift? Yes
6. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Steve
7. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Yes,TY Donna

8. How old are you today? 47
9. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV? Watching the newscasters on cbs @ 5pm try to look intelligent ;o)
10. What is your favorite drink? coffee !!!
11. Have you ever dyed your hair? yes, and it hates me for it
12. Favorite food? mac n cheese

13. What is the last movie you watched? Ghost Ship
14. Favorite day of the year? Mothers Day
15. How do you vent anger? Yell,cry,play an instrument
16. What was your favorite toy as a child? I don't remember
17. What is your favorite season? summer
18. Cherries or Blueberries? cherries
19. Living arrangements? married with kids
20. When was the last time you cried? Last week,after a bad day at work
21. What is on the floor of your closet? It's Steves stuff
22. What did you do last night? Blogged,wished an old friend a Happy Birthday,read and watched a movie
23. What are you most afraid of ? Something happening to the people I love
24. Favorite dog breed? Mutts
25. Favorite day of the week? the weekend
26. How many states have you lived in? 2
27. Diamonds or pearls? Both,depending on my mood
28. Car or Truck? Truck!
29. Favorite Ice Cream? Strawberry
30. Final Question....Obama or McCain? I believe we've covered this before ;o) I don't discuss politics [and if you remember the politics entry, hush, that's our secret]

Wednesday, October 15


Noise [n]
1.sound, esp. of a loud, harsh, or confused kind: deafening noises.
2.a sound of any kind: to hear a noise at the door.
3.loud shouting, outcry, or clamor

Take your pick :o) It was a subtle irony today,in 3 different circumstances,Noise was discussed.What it is to you,how much you can stand,what you do when it gets to be too much,and,of course,the big offenders...family :O) In one loop,no musical tone is considered noise [and of course I agree with that,and have a percussionist daughter to back that up ] and in another,not only is it noise but it is discouraged.Can you beLIEVE that? I would not be who I am without music, it is the single biggest determining factor in my life. Not only the love of it,but the striving to find it,to get the lessons for it,to always have it around.You will know you are in my house,or my vehicle, if I am not playing something then music is being played,except for family time at night. I canNOT imagine thinking "I don't want to hear that,so I won't give my child lessons" I just can't imagine that.

One loop,a friend said she canNOT listen to her kids talk after 8pm. [???]She has them always doing something,right up to their bedtimes,so she doesn't have to listen to them [her words ] Her life is so "noisy" she is all noised out by 8pm. ????? I canNOT imagine this,we talk at the dinner table and often wind up there after the meal has ended. I can't imagine NOT listening to my kids, and I finally figured out today that the withdrawal feelings I'm having are from not hearing from Boo and Stevie on a daily basis [ok,they do IM, but that's not the same, to me, as having them in front of me or by me on the couch ] Those of you with kids know,those teenage years, sometimes you DON'T want to hear from the kids, and I imagine the feeling is very mutual....but, not listening to them after a random time at night? And the little ones? They talk non-stop at night,that's when you get to know your kids, if you're not listening, how do you know who they are? And if you're not talking to them, how do they know who YOU are?
Now,I'm not saying it's always a circus around here.....just a good deal of the time. And I need down time too,..not necessarily quiet time,which I like,but uninterrupted time,like for playing or reading, where no one expects you to participate in anything going on around you because you are nose-first into a book...and my family respects that reading time of mine,-unless it's really important, they don't interrupt it.

Then a discussion about what we thought our families would say noise was. Oh,I can answer that right quick. A reminder for them to do something that is their responsibility,but has not yet been done.For example,Tony will tell you noise is ANY sentence that includes the words "Garbage" and "take it out now or you'll get an ass fee" Boo and Stevie will MOST assuredly tell you ,any time I mention them and their penchant for leaving unwanted mail all over hell's half acre here,that's noise to them.And Steve.....,where do I START ??? :o) Anytimes he hears :
-socks on the floor
-dishes on the desk
-car parts,OMG,where HASN'T that man left car parts?
-he's a mail offender too,..all that mail right by the dishes on the desk EVERY morning

I may SPEAK those words,but what HE hears is "blah-blah-blah-de-freakin-blah"...and in his defense,that's EXACTLY what I hear,when HE mentions....wellll,he mentions nothing,*I* am the perfect wife ;o) blah-blah,blahblahblah..........

Something else I wanted to say.I generally do NOT blog about work,because a higher up at work has mentioned things that I have just blogged about,so I have reason to believe I am read by my boss.No big deal,I mean EVERY word I type here.Just like I mean these,....

I heard,today,the WORST,stupid,yelling diatribe by a person in power that I have ever heard in my Life,and you would have to know the places I've worked to understand how bad THAT is.This older MAN, [as opposed to the younger one][and I use the term "man" very loosely] who should have known better,let loose on 2 women.He let loose because those women asked him a question of protocol about their job.They asked him a QUESTION,and he yelled.No,he screamed bloody murder,I thought he was going to have a stroke.Over a QUESTION. I felt so bad for those women I almost cried, and they were no where near me.This pig that walks like a man must have needed an ego boost. I wonder why,what could make him feel so inferior? Usually with men like that, is money or sex. Since he obviously has money,it's gotta be the old wham-bam. Either he isn't getting any,he gets made fun of when he tried to get some, he doesn't know what the hell to do once he GETS someone, or his dick is so short that he can't find it with tweezers and a flashlight.None of these things have anything to do with the job at hand,so shut yer friggin yap,and treat the people who work for you with a modicum of respect.IF you can manage that.He strutted out of the area like a friggin rooster,but EVERYone was laughing behind his back. Actually,2 men at work busted a move today,the second was breaking up a catfight,and IMHO was justified about telling those employees where he would stuff parts that were put in the wrong place. Women,ANY employees, can dig a righteous anger.NO women can dig a man getting off on the job.If you really have that much trouble with sex,hire a hooker, either to show you the ropes or to get your rocks off.Keep your lousy mouth off the job. There's your advice for the day,let's see you work THAT into a conversation tomorrow. Oh,and another piece of helpful advice,I appear to be brimming with it......women don't like men who can't control their mouths.They wonder what ELSE you can't control.And women ALWAYS love a real man.So behave like one, and see what happens.

Have you gotten this far? Sorry about that, I do NOT LIKE animals like that.I might have blogged myself out of a job,but frankly I don't care.Whoopsie! And here's the next Halloween Cactus pic,isn't it lovely?? TYVM,Boo and Stevie :O)

Tuesday, October 14


Blech.Do NOT go to a p.a, ALWAYS make sure you see a Dr. The p.a's STINK. I'm in a pissy mood.Go grab the one you love and slap a big kiss on em.If they ask why,tell em cause Gail's in a pissy mood,THAT'S why. And you don't ask why Gail does what Gail does when she is pissy.WHY do things have to be so God-damned difficult? WHY don't p.a's undestand plain english,and YOUR Dr's directions? Yup. Pissy. I HATE stupidity.Not igorance of facts,or low IQ's. I mean,when you are in a position where you are supposed to know something,then you DAMN well better know it,and if you don't you'd better find it OUT. No,not pissy.Pissed.Yeah.I think I have some complainin' to do.But not to you :o) Oh,but someone will have the same problem with stomach acid that I do when I am done with them,maybe THEY can go get the RX for the brand new wonder drug @ 50$/hit. I'll go to BJ's and get Prilosec.And a pad to write a letter on.A big long letter about stupidity.

Update: Steve got my battery today,and even as I type he is installing it. {OMG,he insists that I blog that he got me the megatron PLUS...NOT just s megatron...the plus is the best battery interstate makes !!! Aren't you glad you know that? Straight from my Gearhead to you] He came in 5 minutes ago and asked if we had any baking soda.I have no idea what baking soda and my truck battery have in common,and unless I can find out while in the bubble bath I'm about to jump in,I dont care.Remember...go kiss your loved one,and DON'T go to the p.a's, insist on a Dr that can read your history from that pesky lil thing called the MEDICAL HISTORY chart they keep on you. Damn I'm pissed!

Monday, October 13

A Dramatization.

From: lawrencefish**at-yahoo.com
"Good day to you, I am Fish. A Consultant/Practitioner here in London. Please to avail yourself of the fine medisine [sic] I offer to you in friendship for low cost "

"Good Day to YOU. I am fish...Fishiewoo. Here in the U.S. No, I don't need viagra, xanax, or phenterdine [sic] or any of the other pharmaceuticals you offer, they are probably all dog worm pills dipped in easter egg dyes. I don't hable the espaniol,either. Anyone ever tell you you're a double dumb-ass? No? Well, consider yourself told."

Spammer -0
Fishiewoo +2


What a great day! I was totally out of the hand wrecking section at work today......My hands are fine,thank-you-very-much, and I had plenty of time to practice instead of [ah, hell, fill it in yourself...vacuum? Laundry? Re-arrange the chest freezer from Hell?? I've got a dozen of 'em :o)] Also, I'm bringing in the last of the house plants. I have a huge fern that just likes to drop crap all over the place,I don't know where to put it,or if I WANT to put it anywhere. I've never [willingly] killed a plant, but that thing makes too much work.

Oh,VERY cool! There is actually a word for loving words! Now,who do we know that does THAT ?? :O)

epeolatry [n]
Meaning: The worship of words.

This explains my love affair with defenestration ;o)

One more thing .....I saw a commercial today,for Lysol [I think oust] some kinda stinky spray,if you got a stink,this should kill it. I watched as a woman [NEVER a guy, it's ALWAYS a woman,and that's a WHOLE 'nother blog entry] battled some kinda fuzzy monster thing, coming out of a litter box,a gym bag, and a garbage can. Now,I don't mind too much the visuals the company gave us of "the smell", they reminded me of Oscar from Sesame Street....but what I REALLY REALLY minded were the words "A Dramatization" at the bottom of the screen,.....as if we women were SO stupid that we actually expected to see those stink monsters before we could use the product. When I realized what those little words actually meant,I had to lol. I guess I'll just have to be too stupid to buy that product.

Oct 14th: Be Bald and Be Free Day [hehehe]

~ If you ever drop your keys into a river of molten lava,let em go,because,man,they're gone.~
Jack Handy

Sunday, October 12

Sunday,Conscious thought ...Really :)

See! You do NOT want me down here at that time of night,with a keyboard under my fingers!!! [refer to previous blog entry from 3:05 am] All Boo had to say was,Ma you always forget the space after a period. You're SUPPOSED to have a space after the period .See,she knows me,and has nothing to say about zeppelins or horses ;o) Tony got to the part about the zeppelins,covered his eyes, and said he was done ;o) Steve...well,he didn't see it yet,I don't think. Remember I told you my commute is 4.32 minutes long? Well,evidently,that is NOT long enough a commute to charge my battery.My truck would not start this morning.Steve charged the battery for me,and will buy me a megatron battery this week.Who would imagine you'd pay in that way for such a short commute? So that's the drivers' door solenoid,the rear wiper motor,the wipers,and the battery,in one week.But,Baby is 8 years old,ya gotta except this foo stuff to start happening.At least it's a vehicle,we haven't lost any more appliances since the summer microwave wars ;o)

My bow is broken in,and lovely,I love the weekends and having time of extended play [ok the vacuuming goes to the bottom of the list ,but a gal has to have priorities]I had a scare this week....one of the ladies at work broke a finger,and I wound up at her station.She's been doing this job for 20+ years,and I walked into her station on thurs.I thought my hands would die.Friday I got home,and the veins in my lower arms were all bulged out,and my arms hurt/were numb,a really weird combo.So when Tony left,I had a good cry. I couldn't play Ruby on friday,....you need to put pressure on the back of the neck of the cello with your thumb,and of course pressure on the strings for pitch,and I couldn't do either. This job is about the weirdest one I've ever had.The shop would never ever pass an osha inspection,and the job is ,well, a bitch-kitty.But the People......just great people,there's not a nasty person in the bunch.They WANT to help you,they WANT to see you succeed. On friday,the job moved into a more difficult area than on thurs,and the SECOND I needed help,all I had to do was look up and say help,and I had people lined up to show me what they knew,so I could draw from it to do the job.It doesn't help that I'm a leftie,and everyone is a rightie [if you're a leftie,you know we tend to do things "backwards" from the rest of the world,and on this job,that is very important to take into account] I don't know what I'll be doing tomorow. The supervisor told me,the station is pretty intense,and if I need to switch,I should say so.But I'm not gonna screw someone else over [make them do the job] I took the job,and I'll do it. NOW I get what I was told,about "we'll see if you can keep up" .Why,yes,yes I can...but it's coming at a pretty high cost.I hope that changes soon.

And,here's my funny for the day. I have to tell you, you need to read what's in the box...the first time I saw the "Page not found" I left too early to get the joke,....Sorry Nin,I get it now :o)

October 13th: National Kick Butt Day
~ Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass,...it's about learning to dance in the rain.~

OH !!!! And T if you see this,-this from my kf group....remember you were telling me about roumanian steak?
***** I have only ever seen them as skirt steak, it's a few inches wide and over a foot long. ****** grilled them for maybe 5 minutes each side and they were perfectly cooked!
In the diner it's on the menu called Romanian steak."

3:05 am

Ah,Sunday blog part one. 3:05am.Didn't take the rozerem tonight,[sat.night]hoping that would make it work better during the week,cause guess what,insomnia Bites.Wait a sec,I can't see to type.There we go.How disappointing,no Country fried home video tonight!! Damn.Boo spent the night.While I was walking past her room just now,her puter started screaming something,oh Sweet baby Jesus,I almost let out a rebel yell,everyone here would have been down here with me right now.Giving me the evil eye :o) Tina!! Where the hell are you,you're not your usual talkative self.Either say something or update your blog already ! How is your friends puter,did she wipe it or what? Did she recently install a new program that told her "Oh NO you didn't"? I need the end of the story!
No,chocolate or green tea does not sound good this time of day.Coffee does,but the paper isn't here yet.OMG!! They sure show a lot of boobs on infomercials at night,does it help sell stuff that much? Oh wait,let's look at the covers of all Steves gearhead magazines.Boobs,boobs,oooooooooooooooh,Zeppelins,boobs...yeah,I guess they think it does.And if I don't call RIGHT NOW,I won't ever be able to own a hummer!! OMG,EVERY time I see a hummer,even the small class of hummer,I have to laugh my ass off.I LIVE off road,and I don't need a tank to get up the hill. [well,I own a a suv because I loves me my trucks,but not a tank.Well,the Expedition was a tank and I Loved that thing ] Hey,it's hard to type correctly in the dark,and harder still to care about it! And did you ever really WATCH an infomercial? Those people use more hand gestures than a priest at a Gay Pride parade.HEY ! Frank L made 40 grand last month!! Woo-Hoo !! They're showing him in front of his "house", a grand hacienda-style place....with a large fence and a horse right by the front door.Hey,Frank,I don't think you thought that one out so well.Horses shit,a LOT, you want THAT to greet your guests? Right by the front door is not an appropriate place to stable a horse! Your high-class rich-type guests dont want horse shit flies all over them while they wait for you to answer the door ! HTH,Frank!! do NOT get why guys surf.I just tried....I really did...but it's a boring PITA.I tried to teach Steve to "Smart surf"...find something *I* like to watch,then use the onscreen guide and look for a show,that way my show i up in the little box for me to see,and he still gets to see whats on [as opposed to changing the channel,and going thru every one,just to find out there's nothing on you want to see,and if you turn your head you'll see my hand coming up to slap you upside your head]HEY !! Guess what? My cable company "changes days" on the on screen guide at 3:55 am!! I didn't know that ! No guide,"info not available" SEE,insomnia is useful for something,you can learn a lot about boobs and horse shit and your local cable company !! I'm sure they're all connected somehow,but I can't think how right now.I have an urge to buy something.Maybe a hummer.

Saturday, October 11


Updates !!
Well,I don't know what to say.Steve saw the endo.He is supposed to get an mri every 5 years,to "keep track" of the tumor.The endo already made him an appt for an mri on 11/3 [3 years after the last mri ]and drew blood in his office [that is usually fasting blood work,so I don't understand that either.]Steve says the Doc was very matter of fact about it.The hardest part is the waiting,the stress that causes.I swear to Christ,if that thing causes any problems,I will wallop Steve so hard,the surgeon will have to go to Jersey to find the tumor if he wants to examine it.

The note to Steve here really did work !! Even as I type,he is outside installing my new wiper motor and solenoid. [the solenoid controls the door lock.Each door has one.The drivers door one went south,and I had to get creative getting into my truck.Not good :o)]

I decided to cook a turkey for dinner tonight,so all my kids and my fil are here.Good Times :o) I hope you all have a good night,I'll be back to my normal self soon.Well,as normal as I can get.And,here's a lil something I got in an e-mail today.Thank You Mecoman [Jeff] for this, I laughed my ass off,kids can be brutal :o) :o)

HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHOM TO MARRY? (written by kids)

You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.-- Alan, age 10

No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck
with.-- Kristen, age 10


Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.-- Camille, age 10


You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.-- Derrick, age 8


Both don't want any more kids.-- Lori, age 8


Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.-- Lynnette, age 8 (isn't she a treasure)

On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that Usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.-- Martin, age 10


I'd run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns.-- Craig, age 9


When they're rich.-- Pam, age 7

The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that.- - Curt, age 7

The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do. - - Howard, age 8


It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.-- Anita, age 9 (bless you child )


There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there?-- Kelvin, age 8

And the #1 Favorite is........HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?

Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a dump truck.-- Ricky, age 10

Friday, October 10

One from Tony

Just this today.I love it on a lot of levels :o)
Hey Ma,
This will be your new favorite song:


You'll thank me later :) .
[G-rated] [Thank You Tony :O) ]

Thursday, October 9

DingDingDing !!!

You know,I had nothing to say today. [I know,but I really didn't] Then I wanted to ask that you keep the good thoughts,tomorrow is Steve's appt with the endo.

The plant will live,but it looks mighty funky.Not unusual for a plant of mine,but every time I look at it I hate headphones even more,if that's possible.I am definitely a speakers type of gal.

You know what I wonder? How many different ways Steve cons me into doing stuff for him,that I don't even realize. I got to thinking about that just this minute. I just conned him into taking the pic I'm about to post, uploading it to HIS puter and e-mailing it to me.While I obfuscated over taking 50 from the household fund to send Tony to the store and forgot to write it down....so that's 2 ways I just conned him, [he got so into finding the other batteries for the camera ,the ones in it are dead,and HE used it last ] and he doesn't even get what I just did. The reason I wonder is that he's MUCH better at it than I am,with those big blue eyes and that smile,so now I have to go figure out what he got away with. Wait a sec....MY camera...HE killed the batteries....oh. Ding Ding Ding!!
And,my wiper motor and solenoid are arriving tomorrow.....Ah,the power of the printed word,...and a couple of judiciously placed threats :o)

OK,here is the pic I wanted you to see,...it's the cactus I posted earlier in the week,a lil farther along on the bloomin' trail. Look right down in front on the cactus,and that 's a fully opened bud. The original pics are in the blog titled "Freaky Cacti " if you want to compare them.OH !! If you scroll down a lil bit and look on the right,you'll see Jack Handys' Deep Thoughts box. This guy can make you belly laugh at 3am :o)

The Halloween cactus:

Wednesday, October 8

Green Tea and Tater

Oh,TRIPLE-dog damn !!!! I have 2 sets of headphones,which I hate. I prefer to blast music from actual speakers,I do NOT like wearing headphones,they give me a sore throat. [Don't even get me STARTED on earbuds,they come from de Debbil.] The set I hate worse is the kind that goes around the back of your head, you feel like your being mugged when you wear them. I was L-A-Z-Y.....my nano was downstairs with my less hated set of headphones,and I was upstairs with a shuffle and the hated pair.Oh,and another thing.....do NOT think about the laundry when you are practicing, no good will EVER come of that. EVER. Concentrate on practicing, and ignore the laundry,that's my motto. Well,I thought whoopsie,you need to do laundry Gail, at least it's not vacuuming! [The Perfect Storm,brewing.] And without thinking,grabbed the basket and trailed the $%^&*** cord behind me.[I clip the shuffle to the bottom of my shirt and run the cord up behind me to keep it out of the way,in case you were wondering why the cord was behind me] Yup.Behind me.And,in coming around the corner upstairs, ripped almost half of one of my oldest plants right off.No hope for saving the part I ripped. With the %^#&*** cord. From the headphones.That I abHOR. I am beside myself I am so upset,I HATE these damn things!!! It's a Maranta, [the plant]and I suppose it doesn't look too bad,if you don't know what you're looking at. Now,if YOU have a set of headphones you hate, go THROW THEM OUT. Trust me on that.The good Lord above only knows what your hated set will do to you.

Here's another piece of good advice,I'm just FULL of it today ;o) Please make sure,when stirring hot tea,that you brought a spoon long enough to reach down into the bottom of your insulated mug....not a regular spoon,but an iced tea spoon.Do NOT grab a regular spoon,take it to work,and thoughtlessly stick it in the mug while making your tea.You will feel a burning sensation,followed by a strong urge to swear.And,green tea has NO antioxidant properties to protect you from stupidity. None at all.
And finally,this just got me to laughing,of course I'm an idiot !....this is from my friend Tater :O) My thanks,honey :o)

6 Truths of Life:
1. You cannot touch all your teeth with your tongue.
2. All idiots, after reading the first truth, will try it....
3. And discover that the first truth is a lie.
4. You're smiling now because you're an idiot.
5. You soon will forward this to another idiot.
6. There's still a stupid smile on your face.
Oct 9th - Leif Erickson Day

Tuesday, October 7

The Stove Incident

Dear Steve,
Hellllllooooooooooooooo! I know you're probably surprized,why,WHY would I write you a note in my blog? Why not just look over at you and say something? Well,here's the deal....I did,Mr Car Guy. I am waiting for a solenoid for the drivers door and a motor for the rear wiper on my truck. Oh,Yeah! Remember those? Car thingies ? YOUR gig ??? You don't do laundry or vacuum,and I don't work on cars ?? [stop laughing,it *could* happen.] [and while you're ordering things,I need a new wiper on the drivers side too.]

Now,I believe,over the course of our years together, I have firmly established that *I* do not make idle threats. Would you like a reminder of some of the threats I've carried out? No?? Wise Man!! [hehehe] So,here's the deal,my man......you order those parts.Tomorrow.Or.....I will go on strike.That's right, ANOTHER strike. Now,my last strike ended very well for both parties :O) How bad can me being on strike AGAIN be,you ask? Well,I'll have plenty of time on my hands,and I know how to use a phone and e-mail. Doncha think your Mom would Loooove a long juicy e-mail about socks all over the floor,and shaving gel can rings in the bathroom? She would hand you your head for breakfast,wouldn't she? Hmmmm,Lance and Stevie D. Wouldn't they LOVE it if I called your main work number,got one of them,and dished with them ? It's been a while since I've spoken to any of the people in your department,I'm sure they would LOVE a call from me! Consider it a pre-Christmas Party chat!! Hey,while I'm at it,why don't I just take some pics and e-mail them in? I know all those lil e-mail addresses at work! You sure would have some 'splainin' to do !! Oh,and hey....I'll sic my KF friends, hell,my PP,BP,and loopie friends too, on you.ONE word to them,along with your e-mail addy,and you would be reading e-mails from my friends until Judgement Day !! I did that to you once before hon,-remember the stove incident?* Do you honestly need a repeat of that? Ahhh,I see you're getting the point. The parts? Tomorrow? Thank you very much,Babe,I appreciate it ;o)

[ * One HELL of a long aside......The Stove Incident.Once upon a time,it was time for Steve and Gail to purchase a new range.Gail cooks big,and hosts huge holiday parties,and she knew that she needed a double range. Steve was reluctant to part with that much dinero. Since these 2 agree that all major decisions should be joint,they reached an impasse. Until Gail got an idea. She felt that,if only Steve looked at the Maytag Gemini range more,he would fall in love with it as she did. So,she showed it to him. Again and again. And Again. She e-mailed him pics every day,with different subject lines,so he's have to open each e-mail. She called his main work number,got his co-workers,and extolled the virtues of a double range to them,suggesting that Steve would WANT to know about it!! Them she fired up the printer and got really creative. A pic in his wallet. A pic in the console of his car. A pic,snail-mailed to him at work. A pic in all his shirt pockets. A pic in the cookie jar he keeps his wallet and cell phone in. A pic among the bills in his wallet. A pic in EVERY dresser drawer. A fresh pic, lovingly wrapped around his toothbrush each night.A pic on his pillow every night. A pic given to him by each child. A pic rubber-banded around the t.v remote. A pic in each of his beloved breakfast cereal boxes. At this point,Steve was on the fence....teetering,but not convinced. Until the final push.Gail confided in a multitude of her relatives and friends,and gave them each Steves' e-mail addy. She implored them,convince Steve that Gail has to have a double range!! And so,the fun began. Steve was flooded with so many e-mails,EACH containing the pic of the double range and a plea to man up and buy the damn thing,that he finally yelled UNCLE ! Gail got her double range.And they still laugh about the Stove Incident :O) Good Times :o) ]

Monday, October 6

Just give me a drink,and I'll fit right in

Riff 1. a melodic phrase, often constantly repeated, forming an accompaniment or part of an accompaniment for a soloist.

While that's the standard musical definition,riffs happen in our lives too. A pattern,repeated daily,that you would immediately recognize if you thought about it,and you would notice if it was absent. Some riffs are welcome, others make you want to defenestrate someone.
For example....A morning riff. Steve leaves before I do. He is a true morning person,and I am not.When he hugs me good bye, he has a smile on his face. I hug him back,but I'm sure my face is saying "$%%^&*&*",even though that's not what my heart is saying. Every day,it's the "Door Riff",and I would immediately notice it's absence.
When I am on my way to work,I have to pull out into nasty traffic,and it bothers me,so I have a lil "Anxiety Riff" every morning,-is this the day I'm gonna get hit? Not a pleasant riff.
EVERY night after dinner I have to remind Tony to do his dinner chores.His mind,I'm sure,is on a higher,more worthy plane than us mere mortals,how DARE I intrude on his thoughts by asking if he finished the dishes??? This is one of those riffs where I'd like to defenestrate someone :o)
The Night Time riff,you all have it.Lock the doors,turn the heat down,set things up for the next day.
Some riffs occur with the seasons,like the annual "Getting the Furnace ready for the heating season" That and the smell of leaves say autumn to me more than anything else.
The annual riff that says Christmas to me, surprize, is Steves' company Christmas party. It's hard for me to go,because I only see his co-workers once a year, at this party,and I don't know most of them well. This will come as a shock to some of you,but I am not a "big party" type of person. But,once I get there,I always have great time,and relax [ok,the drinks help,but I do have a great time ] and once I'm at ease,That's the start of Christmas for me...not the tree,or the shopping,or anything else,THAT is my signal to relax and have fun,and that Christmas is around the corner.
You know what got me boarded on this train of thought? One of my co-workers is ALWAYS the first to go to lunch. I LOVE lunch time,don't get me wrong. But I don't know of anyone else who expends so much energy waiting for lunch.Today,I didn't hear one peep outta that person,and I had to be told it was lunch time. It made me think of all the other little signals,we all get,every day.We probably don't even think about them,but we acknowledge them by our actions...a hug,a yell,a drink,or no action at all if we missed the riff.

OMG,-even as I type,another riff.....EVERY single time Tony opens the fridge he manages to drop,spill,break,or smash something....he just pulled a bin off the door.The fridge riff . I only have a problem with large bottles of teriyaki ;o)

~Did you ever notice: When you put the 2 words "The" and "IRS" together it spells "Theirs?" ~

Oct 5-11: National "Carry a Tune" week

Sunday, October 5

A Pirates work is never done.

I got a router !! All I had to do was change part of my profile here to "On strike for a new router" and show it to Steve. BAM! Well,that and Talladega [Nascar race] was on this afternoon,so I was upstairs with my laptop,and he didn't want the race interrupted by my yelling that I was offline again :O)

I have mentioned that I belong to 3 aol message boards. I've posted with some on these people for 10 years,and they are an extension of my irl friends.Well,in my kf [Kitchen Frugality] group,there has been an lot of talk about Honey Crisp apples. Supposedly the best apples you'll ever eat,and only available for a short time each year.Now,I never met a vegetable I didn't like,but,I do no like most fruits. I know,heresy. But they all taste vinegary to me.I read an article about that some people are called supertasters,and have the same problem I do, fruit always tastes slightly fermented to me,and if I want something fermented,I'll drink it. But I tried these apples anyway.Just WOW.Now,don't faint....but 5 of these apples cost 8$.....that wasn't a typo,8$. But if it means I can really enjoy an apple,I guess I'll be buying them. There's your food review for the month :o)

I love to wear a costume for Halloween.One year,when I worked at walmart,I bought a jailhouse prisoner costume,FROM walmart,wrote the store number on the back,and wore that....the manager didn't like it,but he's an ass anyway,so I didn't care. Last week,I asked at work,does anyone dress up for Halloween? I got a few smiles and a few "looks". [remember we make car parts]so I said,I was thinking of coming as a Coil....and one of my supervisors suggested I needed to wear a pirate patch with it, so I guess I have a rep as the pirate person now....considering some of the reps you can get,that's a pretty funny one. All I have to do is let out a "Yaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh" when I enter,and they know who it is. If I yell "Avast" that usually means something got screwed up. [not that *I* would ever screw anything up ;o)] So I'll keep looking for some way to come up with a coil costume,via a pirate :o)

~Some people lie about their age.Not me, I want people to know "why" I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved.~

October 6th: Mad Hatter Day [I can think of so many ways to celebrate that,I'm on overload !]

Saturday, October 4

I'm just off the beaten path,that's all.

Every marriage has a division of labor.....you agree to do X ,and your partner agrees to do Y. Well,in our marriage,Steve is da Gearhead. I don't even have to pump gas for my truck, Steve takes it out once a week, fills it up,and beats on it...he says,to make sure everything is running the way it should,but *I* didn't fall off the turnip truck yesterday, he just likes to make vehicles walk and talk. That *does* serve a purpose, and I'm one to talk, I enjoy it too. So,he went out to get the newspaper this morning,and came back with the most sheepdog look on his face, I couldn't iMAgine what trouble he could have gotten into walking to the end of the driveway and back. "Ah,Hon? I need to take your truck monday,we'll have to swap vehicles. Why?? Ah,I forgot your inspection.When is it due?? Oh....last month" ????????????????????? Here I am,telling you,hell I have Blogged it to the world,that I am doing 75 to 80 in a 55 every morning, I make that truck walk and talk EVERY MORNING, and I am doing it with cop bait on my windshield ! Oh,this will NOT wait until Monday,that means I can't use my truck this weekend...you know,it's like forgetting your license at home.....If you don't know you forgot it all is cool,but if you KNOW its not on you,you WILL get pulled over and asked for it.So this morning, he went to work to snag a tag. I'm trying to think how many wife points I get for this,what my angle is :o)

This morning,we went up to New Paltz,to visit Boo and see her new apartment.She shares it with 2 other girls.They are so lovely,and the apartment is a young womens apt.,not a dorm room,they've all really matured in the last year. Boo painted her room dark blue,and spray painted white clouds all over the place :o) I also got the chance to mother without opening my mouth,I brought a bowl of fruit [in a halloween type bowl "just to decorate"] and a veggie platter with Boos' favorite dip to her :O) We got to go to a local restaurant for lunch,too:


I miss her a lot,sometimes I feel outnumbered by the guys. They're my men,and I leave them in no doubt as to how I feel when they gang up on me ,but I still miss having Boo around. Seeing the apt. just brought it home,that she has moved out for good. Happy and sad. That's the area we'll be moving to,one of the towns up near N.P,,it reminds me of my town in the 70's.
I was telling the guys that,technically,I am a statistical anomaly.......for example,only 1-2 % of the population has green eyes [I do] 10 % of the population has eyes as bad as mine,10-12% of the population is left handed [I am] ...oh and the left hand thing is weird...1 in 10...but 2 of my kids are left handed,so that makes my family predominantly leftie.Go team Gail!! Stevie informed me that I'm one of those one in ten people you have to look out for. Stevie is sporting a kick to the butt right now. I want to look and see how many different ways I'm weird.I'm sure there are more. And,as sure as I'm sitting here,some of you will let me know what I've forgotten or missed. :O)

Friday, October 3

Freaky Cacti

I would like to know why:
Microsoft advertizing says it's "A world without walls"...... you can't have Windows without walls.

So,the job is going really well.The hardest part is the actually getting there. On my 4 minute [yes, 4.32 whole minute] commute,I need to make a left from a blind corner at zero mph into commuter traffic,and I'm not kidding,the commuter buses go upwards of 70 mph past my town. I am PRAYING that when the leaves come off the trees I'll have a better visual of oncoming from the right, now it's the "Hail Mary" school of driving. It's starting to cause me a wee bit of anxiety every morning,approaching that turn. This morning I pulled out,and who's coming up on my ass out of nowhere but a commuter bus and a box truck abreast of each other. This is not my preferred method of waking up, you floor it and you find you're approaching corners at 75. I'd LOVE LOVE for the cops to be around,but there aren't many places for them to coop between here and there,and the places they do have,hell, EVERYone knows where they are and slows down. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Steve for my V8. It gets a workout every day :o)

Speaking of Steve...we have developed a habit of him being met at the door,with a drink with an umbrella in it [hehehe] every Friday night.He is not a big drinker. One drink [at least,the way *I* pour them] is enough to cause an abrupt change in attitude. He has been home and under my siren spell for all of 25 minutes. Tony did something to piss me off [do NOT get sent to the store with a list, include 2 containers of ice cream that weren't on the list,AND pay for them with my debit card.You have a cell phone,please use it] so I was giving him a piece of my mind. What does Steve do? He talks right over me asking Tony... "What flavors did you get?" Well. I turned my head very slowly towards HIM,and gave HIM the look. He's over there laughing his ass off,saying "Oooooooooooh,Ooooooooooooooh "and waving his hands around in a faux "I'm a-scared" way. Someone is going to get another attitude adjustment.One he didn't see coming. ;o)

And here are two pics,straight from me to you.This is a cactus.....Boo and Stevie got it for me,around 10 years ago,and it is supposed to be a Christmas Cactus. Either they mislabeled it at the nursery,or it's got it's freak on,cause it always blooms at or before Halloween for me. [I prefer to think it's got it's freak on] This is the cactus right now, you can see all the buds on it,I'll get another pic when the buds open up. I love this sucker :o)

Thursday, October 2

No Sheeple here.

Todays spam:

Subject: QPB's Spotlight on new arrivals-Rejoin

Gail= 0

OMG,QPB is Quality Paperback Book Club.Owned by the same people who own all the book clubs,once they have your number [and hoo-BOY they have my number] they try to lure you back to the fold with e-mails like this. I HAVE to be strong,I HAVE to be strong.....but really...a 10 for the attempt.

You all know what Facebook is. I don't do Facebook. I'm more of a blogger than a facebooker. I wanted to sign up to wish my niece, Mz T, who comments here frequently,a Happy Birthday.[in July] So,I figured I'd sign up,say a how-de-doo to T, and visit on Steves page.When I tried to register at Facebook to give him a poke [their term,not mine] it said my e-mail addy was already in use, so I guess there's another me out there. I finally got a facebook name. He wrote on my wall,I wrote on his, the usual stuff. No surprizes. Until this morning. I do NOT LIKE dark cold early mornings unless I am under the covers. I was not. Then, while my puter was booting up,in the cold dark,I saw a Huge spider. Huge. That freaked me RIGHT the hell out. This is not the optimal way to start the day. I decided today would be the day that I emptied unused e-mail accounts.....once a month,I go to our e-mail accounts that are not being used,to delete spam and check for any issues. [for example.we use aol...there are 5 of us,and 7 screen names,so 2 are of no use.Also,we have cable modem access,so I took our usernames and duplicated them there,just in case aol goes belly up,I can transfer everything relatively easily] [How was THAT for the long way around to the point?? I PRACTICE that] This morning,in clearing out those e-mails,I found a "friend" e-mail from facebook,from someone I went to high school with... they made me a friend a month ago,and I just found out...because I used an unused e-mail addy to sign up. I only saw it this morning,almost deleted it. I suppose if you know Steves' full name,and if you went to his facebook,I'm the only me that can make a comment like that to him [or my fake me is gonna get brained upside her head] and it's conceivable that I was tracked that way. I am lucky,I happen to like the person who just befriended me,what if I didn't LIKE the person ? And,ain't it a delish piece of irony,that I sit here,discussing brain matter and mammos,yet want privacy? Yes, I get the dichotomy ;o) Yum.

Main Entry: blog
Part of Speech: n
Definition: an online diary; a personal chronological log of thoughts published on a Web page
Example: Typically updated daily, blogs often reflect the personality of the author.

I sometimes second guess whether I should blog something or not.Is it too personal? Will it hurt a family member,or betray a confidence? Will it come back,at some point in the future,to take a big bite outta my ass? Am I feeling lucky? Is Shirla reading it,and Carter and Wesley are nearby,and if I swear will it scar them? I think about all that. And,up til,say, 30 minutes ago,I was gonna come in here and unload like there was no tomorrow.Just a bunch of bullshit,bad day,pulled muscle,bad headache,monster cramps. Had a follow-up with my doc [I'm not sick] and walked out when I found out they expected me to sit there for more than an hour [if it's not an emergency,I will only wait 30 min.to get in,and 15 min in the exam room.Any more than that ,and I walk.] I know docs can get backed up,and I'm not mad or upset,but time is time,and I'm not wasting it. If they're truly backed up,they'll appreciate the clearing of the decks,and if they overbooked,then screw em, I ain't no sheeple. [and I know this office,I really believe they got backed up,they're usually really good about wait times.] Oh. Guess that was kind of an unload,huh?? Hey,you haven't SEEN an unload until you've seen me at it,just ask Steve :o) That was just, ah,commentary! Yup,commentary. A cup of tea, the theft of one of Steves muscle relaxers,a couple of ibu 800's and we're back in business. Oh,but don't tell Steve that,I boo-hooed to him,and he's bringing home dinner. Things are definitely looking up :o)

Wednesday, October 1

Cooking with Stevie

Todays spam:

From:Endicott @ ***** Wish to impress and please your lady tonight?

I believe we went over this before,......I don't HAVE a lady,and I'm not likely to acquire one in the near future,but thanks anyway.

We had quite a few yuks around here yesterday.I was Im'ing with Boo and Stevie while I was making dinner, because Stevie had decided to make his first pizza,and needed a lil help.It seems that Boo had cooked one for him last weekend,and he figured,well,what the hell,I'll give it a shot.I LOVE how my kids will jump into a kitchen,and come hell or high water,will cook something.I LOVE aim :o)And I have a pic !

Fishiewoo (5:51:24 PM): Stevie's making pizza for dinner,I'm waiting to see if I got the pic :o)
e******** (5:51:28 PM): eek
e********* (5:51:41 PM): i told him its really hard to mess up, i made pizza for us last weekend
e********* (5:51:47 PM): you just gotta watch it
Fishiewoo (5:52:41 PM): hold on.....
Fishiewoo (5:53:32 PM): OMG !!! I'm DYIN !!!! As Soon as I get it uploaded...oh wait I'll go to sprint and send it.....
e********* (5:53:44 PM): haha
e********* (5:53:45 PM): ok
e********* returned at 5:59:42 PM.
[Sent Boo pic of Pizza Stevie made]
e*********(6:00:11 PM): UHH
e*********(6:00:32 PM): umm
Fishiewoo (6:00:33 PM): It's his pizza he made tonight!!!!!
Fishiewoo (6:00:45 PM): tee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hu HEE !!!!!
e*********(6:00:50 PM): we have to encourage him or he will never cook again
Fishiewoo (6:01:20 PM): Oh,fer sure,when he was having a problem with it? He called,and I told him to yell at it,use "F" therapy.......

[explanation:yelling a certain swear starting with *F* at an inanimate object is called "F therapy"...I made my Mom do it when I was younger,cause she just wouldn't yell or let things out.Once she started yelling "F" believe me,people took notice!]

YAY for Stevie!!!!!!
e*********(6:05:03 PM): aww that's such a cute lil pizza
e********* (6:05:43 PM): omg he set off the smoke detector?
Now,that last line,hmmmm,Stevie didn't say anything to me about a smoke detector,even though he was IMing with me at the time.Here's Stevie,OMG,I am busting a gut :o)
G************* (3:52:21 PM): Mom!!! Gonna make a pizza later what do i do!??!!?!?!?!
Fishiewoo (3:54:27 PM): good luck,it really is easy.
G*************(3:54:36 PM): well after watching amanda do it this past weekend
G************* (3:54:38 PM): was a confidence boost
G************* (3:54:45 PM): hardest part will be getting the dough to play nice
Fishiewoo (3:59:58 PM): It's just as easy to roast a chicken for yourself!
G************* (4:00:10 PM): Flamethrower and 10 minutes
Fishiewoo (4:00:15 PM): hehehe
G************* (4:00:26 PM): supa crispy I TELL YU NOWWWWWWWWW
Fishiewoo (4:00:33 PM): 10 minutes!! That's speeding!!
G************* (4:00:40 PM): with or against traffic
Fishiewoo (4:01:01 PM): against,naturally!
G*************(4:01:07 PM): Hey!!
G************* (4:01:07 PM): haha

[an aside...Stevie got a speeding ticket on the NYS thruway a few month ago.He CLAIMED he was staying with the pack in rush hour traffic...but rush hour traffic would have been going in the opposite direction at the time.He thought I'd fall for that one :o) Nichter on that :o)]

Fishiewoo (4:18:25 PM): don't forget a pic!!
G************* (4:20:25 PM): i wont
*************(4:20:30 PM): you'll either see a pizza
G************* (4:20:34 PM): or a burned out shell of a building
Fishiewoo (4:20:50 PM): going against the traffic...
Fishiewoo (4:21:05 PM): with a hubcap rolling by it
*************(4:21:14 PM): hahaha put this in yer blog
Fishiewoo (4:21:50 PM): when I get a pic,....yanno,TONY wrote in my blog,so you and Boo are Brock-Brocks !!!
Fishiewoo (4:22:41 PM): ....and the title of the entry HE responded to was "Inflatable Dolls" !
*************(4:23:55 PM): how am i not surprised
Fishiewoo (4:24:41 PM): because you know us ?
*************(4:25:29 PM): true true
*************(4:46:37 PM): if i want to cook it half with sauce and half white will i run into issues
Fishiewoo (4:49:06 PM): Nope,you've seen me do that for me & Dad,half his way and half mine
************* (4:49:20 PM): ok
************* returned at 5:46:08 PM.
************* (5:46:24 PM): did you get my picture txt?
Fishiewoo (5:50:07 PM): I'll go look !!!
************* (5:54:22 PM): what do you think
Fishiewoo (6:01:57 PM): I think you're first pie looks better then my first try did!
Fishiewoo (6:03:09 PM): I just sent it to Boo.....
Fishiewoo (6:03:24 PM): and Boo agreed,all you need is practice,just like we've both had
************* (6:04:19 PM): it was like a [TERRIBLE analogy removed,he'll thank me if he ever sees this,which I doubt] of a pizza
*************(6:04:33 PM): blog that!
*************(6:04:54 PM): thanks !!
************* (6:04:57 PM): appreciate it
Fishiewoo (6:05:22 PM): EVERYbody starts Somewhere,or they don't start at all,and life would be NO fun without starting!!!!
************* (6:05:32 PM): for the first time i have leftovers now!!
Fishiewoo (6:06:53 PM): not for long,probably ;o) ......you set off the smoke detector??
************* (6:06:56 PM): yup
Fishiewoo (6:07:07 PM): hehehehehehehehe !!! WTG,my Man!! ^5
************* (6:07:09 PM): had to move the comp outside so the building could burn freely

How would I have had tandem conversations with them without the net?When your kids were small,did you ever wonder,what type of relationship you'd have with them when they were adults? I did..and I am SO damn lucky .... They are great people :O) Oh! Here's the pic of Stevies masterpiece:

Oh,Wow!! I just ...well, I was gonna say I vacuumed,but we all know that would be a lie...I am sitting here watching the West Point cadets jog by my livingroom windows!! I gotta go to the kitchen for a better look....drink.Yeah.A drink.What was I gonna say? Damn! I just don't remember.CRS !

Oct 2 - Phineas Foggs' Wager Day [I LOVED Around the World in 80 days :o)]