Thursday, December 29, 2005

Ebert and Roeper, Move Over!

I'm amidst a time of great joy! Becky L. and little Erica are visiting me for the week! It's a blast!

Last night, we (well, not Erica, she stayed home w/ her grandparents) went to see a movie at the movie theaters. Actually... we saw two! We never get to go, we're just too busy. So we decided to splurge and see two!

We've wanted to see Harry Potter ever since it came out into theaters. We are obsessed with the books! So, we decided to see that and another one. We wanted to also see King Kong, Memoirs of a Geisha, Fun With Dick and Jane, and The Family Stone. Tee deciding factor was what could we see immediately before or after Harry Potter. The only one that would work was Memoirs of a Geisha. I am SOOOO glad that we saw that one. It was amazing!

Becky and I were inspired to write a post in honor of wonderful movies. So here are the questions:

1) What is the best movie you've ever seen? It entertained you, touched you in some profound way.

2) What's the worst movie you've ever seen? You know, the kind that when it's over, you feel that your life has been enormously depleted. It was just a complete waste of your time. You'll never be the same again. A little part of you died during that awful 2 hour time span.

PS There may be some disagreement between you. Please do not get offended and do not purposefully cause offense. Thank you!

Saturday, December 24, 2005

We Wish ME a Merry Christmas

So, the holidays are packed full of buying stuff for other people. And we love doing it (most of the time, anyways).

But, in all honesty, the best gifts we buy are the ones we buy for ourselves. You know it's true! You go out shopping for family, friends, not-so-favorite co-workers. You see something you like, and you say, "What the hay!" (hehe! I rhymed!) And so you buy it for yourselves.

And I'm not talking just Christmas, cuz I know not all of you celebrate that holiday. Maybe you're out buying a birthday present for someone, and the same situation occurs.

We all do it! ... At least, I do it, and so I assume everyone does. Tell me if I'm wrong!

So the question. What present did you buy for yourself this holiday season? (Or in another setting.)

I got a Christmas bonus Thursday. $75 made me pretty happy. So I got myself a NICE present! I've needed a haircut for a while. So I went in Friday for that reason. Now, I don't go to your little mall haircut place. No, I break out the big bucks when I get my hair cut. I go to a full service salon to get my hair done. We're talking $35 for a haircut. Well, I also decided to get highlights done. And, to shell out even more cash, I had THE JOSEPH do my hair. The place is called "Joseph's Salon." I usually have someone else do my hair... it isn't as expensive that way. But, like I said, it was a special present to myself. Well, there went the bonus... It was worth it, though. Dang, I'm sexy!

So, to recap: Wish yourself a Merry Christmas, go broke on yourself, and share all!

Friday, December 23, 2005

I have to go tingle

People at public restrooms are rude. Public restrooms are crude. Ewwww. [shudder]

I dont like it when i'm trying to get thru a door with my baby stroller, and someone just stands there watching. HELLO, help get the door for me.

At home, one of our doors has a festive little bell on the knob. Whenever you open or close it, you can hear "jingle, tingle, ring-ting," etc.

In my younger years, i had a necklace that had a jingle bell on it. i'd wear it during the Holiday season; i thought i was cool. ... Yeah, not really.


When i finally got my DSL up and running, i was so thrilled that i wrote a song: "Ode to DSL." Its to the tune of "Jingle Bells."

makes me oh so happy!
i'll stay on all day long
Just because I can!!

Now, its your turn to write new lyrics to the tune of Jingle Bells. It doesnt have to be about DSL. It can be about ANYTHING! [well, almost anything.]

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

a lasting impression

[forewarning: this is a "thought-provoking" question, and may be a bit sombre.]

Have you ever heard a news story that has really touched you in some way? something that you think you're sure to remember forever?

One day when i was pregnant, i was at home watching the Noontime news. Out in York PA (a bit south of Lancaster) there was a shooting. Some guy shot a pregnant woman in the head at a grocery store as she was unloading her cart. When police ?ed him, he said: "i just felt like killing someone."

i cried for hours over that. [when you're pregnant, you're emotional to begin with.] It was just awful.

Well, a few days later, i heard an update on the story. here, i thought she had died. No. Somehow the bullet did not hit anything major [i'm not really sure of the specifics], so she was alive but on life support. Her husband was in the Army over in Iraq. The military was gonna let him come home for as long as needed... that was nice of them...

Over the months, i kept hearing updates. Then, wouldnt you know it... When i was in the hospital after Erica was born, i was watching the news and this woman had her baby round 'bout the same time. And her husband was able to be there with her.

This touched me because of two different things: 1) She was pregnant. 2) Her hubby was in the army. My hubby spent 8 months overseas w/ the Army while we were engaged. I know how hard it is to be seperated, and it made me teary eyed to know that he was able to be around for his wife and the birth of their child.

So, have you ever heard a story that really touched you in some way? Maybe its a good, heart warming story. Maybe something that you felt an odd connection to. Maybe something that intrigued you cuz you just couldnt figure out how or why it happened?

please share.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

He's NOT Real!

Yeah, I know there's no such thing as Santa. But that didn't stop me from writing to him in my time of need. Here's what I wrote:

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl.
It really wasn't my fault what happened at Becky's Christmas party. It was 'Liya who spiked the punch with too much Smirnoff. I can't help it if I drank 33 glasses. It was so good---smelled and tasted just like grapefruit.
I thought it was funny when I put Raj's scarf on my head and danced the tango on the bed while singing `Freak Nasty'. I didn't mean to break Tickneen's cell phone and don't know why Agnes would sue me for stealing.
I don't remember calling Dairn's wife a sexy elephant---even though she looked like one with pink eye shadow and purple lipstick!
And when I threw up on Micheala's husband's elbow, it was only because I ate too much of that day old pizza.
After all that fun, I admit I was a little tired. So I fell asleep on my way home and drove my FUxplorer through my neighbor's bedroom. I don't think that was any reason for my neighbor to call me an ugly penguin and have me arrested for murder! So, I sit in my jail cell on Christmas Eve, all tense and loud. And I'm really not to blame for any of this ugly stuff. Please bring me what I want the most---bail money!
Sincerely and desperately yours,

Abigail (Really a nice girl!)
P.S. It's only 67 bucks!

Talk about a bad day! Try making your own!

Ummm... I can't quite think of a question to match this post. Crap! Well, just write whatever you want to write. Or don't. I'll excuse you.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Cheap as Free

Tis the season... to spend lots of money!

Increasingly, malls are being avoided and internet stores are being visited. Really, it's so much easier to find exactly what you're looking for! (Question #1- do you shop via internet?)

So, assuming you do... You buy these awesome gifts online- three things from the same site. A week and a bit later, you get them in the mail. Three large boxes. That's kind of wierd... the things weren't supposed to be big. You set them down inside, and go about your business. A few days later, you decide to take them out and wrap them all pretty-like. You open the first box... What in the world! You didn't order this stuff! You open the next box... Ok- this is your stuff... all three things... So what's the last box? You open it up... a bunch of stuff you didn't order.

Each box has a sales slip. The box of your stuff has your sales slip. The first box has a sales slip that says, "Ship to Suzanne Lee, Green Lane, IN." What the heck?! You look at the sales slip for the last box. It says, "Ship to Richard Jones, San Diego, CA." Why in the world did this stuff get sent to you?! Well, at least you got your stuff, and your not poor Suzanne, waiting for a package that just isn't coming.

As you look through the other boxes, you think, "Oh! I like this stuff! This would make a great gift to Grandma Georgette! Aunt Betty would LOVE this!"

You're caught in a bit of a perdicament. You were never the kind of person that would even think about stealing. But yet... Money is tight this year. And you technically wouldn't be stealing. (Question #2) So what do you, the law-abiding citizen, do?
  1. Keep it all! They'll never figure out you have it!
  2. Donate it to Toys For Tots. Poor kids need it more than Suzanne and Richard.
  3. Pick out a little gift for G-G and Auntie B. Send the rest back. Maybe they'll think if they made one mistake, they made another one, too, by not including all the items.
  4. Mail it to Suzanne and to Richard. They deserve a happy holiday, too!
  5. Call the company. Make them come and get it. Why should you pay $15 to ship it back? It wasn't your mistake.
Regardless of what you would do... Have a Merry Christmahanukawansa! And a Happy New Year!

It's A High Roller!

I think I need to get rid of that thing on my sidebar that tells how many people are currently checking out my site. It makes me depressed. Like, just now it said there were 8 people on my site. I was all excited! I was gonna get lots of comments... People love me!

Not one of them left a comment. How depressing. Excuse me while I go cry!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

to sleep, perchance to dream

I had a nasty dream the other night. I dreamt that Erica climbed over her crib railing and fell out.

It startled me awake, and i ran into the room to make sure she was ok.


When i was in elementary school, i would have the same dream at the beginning of every school year. The difference was, each year the "roles" were by different people: the kids in my class. I only vaguely remember it.

Something like: we're at this big creepy castle. and there's a witch lady. and she can fly. and she chases after us and we try to escape her. We can fly too. How fun. ... There was a bit of romance... and whoever i "fell in love with" in the dream is who i had a crush on all school year.

So... what dreams do you have?

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Would You Like Some Cheese With That Whine?

Eminem is not my favorite singer out there... but I do enjoy some of his songs. They can be catchy. But he's really starting to make me mad!

I wish he'd stop all his B***ing and Moaning about how sucky his life is and how distraught he is about alienating himself from his family. This latest song of his was the last straw for me! Instead of whining about how bad he feels for being a jerk... IDEA: do something about it! He complains in his songs that it's too late... But I'm sure if he really tried, if he really changed, they'd be happy. I guessed he'd rather cry and complain about it.

So, in honor of Eminem, here's our new question:

What's your favorite kind of M&M ? I like the dark chocolate peanut M&M's. Yum!

Friday, December 09, 2005

Let's Get Serious!

No School!

I'm SO excited! I love snow. After I write this, I'm going back to sleep until noon! ... Then I have to clean my room.

Well... Driving home from work yesterday was a very eventful drive. I was stopped at a red light, and had been so for at least 2 minutes (traffic was horrible). I'm just chillin', listening to my radio. SLAM! The car behind me slammed into me... Ok, it wasn't really a big SLAM! ... It was more like slam. I did get quite a jolt though. So we pulled off the side of the road. I was all shook up. This was the first accident I've ever had.

We got out of our cars to survey the damage... There's not a dent, not even a scratch, on the cars. Everything seems fine. We exchanged insurance info. She asked if I could not report it, but she also said she'd understand if I did. I told her I needed to take a closer look later. There might be internal damage. She then gave me her phone number and asked if I could call her when I make a decision.

So what do you think I should do?

Tuesday, December 06, 2005


i love the pillsbury dough boy. he is the cutes thing EVER! i saw him on TV today and i got this sappy smile on my face. sigh... what a cutie pie.

its so cute when they poke his belly and he says: heeeheee.

gee, i'm getting all sappy here...


So, here's a question for you...

-- Who is your favorite "icon?"

-- For those of you who are ULTRA-CREATIVE-- If you could create a NEW icon for any product, what would it be?

[ps. you NEED to visit the pillsbury website and make the doughboy dance! its great fun!!!!]

Snow, snow, snow!

Since I'm from eastern PA, I LOVE the Eagles! In last night's football game, they got SMASHED! They lost 42-0. How horrific is that?!

Anyway... Moving on...

So yesterday, the weather man was forcasting 5-8 inches of snow for overnight. I was so excited! No school!... Well, I wake up, and there's a slight dusting! Not enough to even shovel! How crappy is that?So we have school today... there's not even a delay!

So, the question... back in the days of school, what did you do on snow days? If you live in an area where it doesn't snow... What did you do when school was unexpectedly cancelled?

Me... I'd sleep in! Gotta love the extra sleep time!

I know... this is a lame question. Sorry to disappoint. But it's getting late and I need to hurry and get ready for school.

Becky- if you have time, post a GOOD question for us!

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Mmm Mmm Good!

Pay day! What a yummy candy bar!

Oh, wrong kind of pay day! Oops! So, you get your paycheck. All you need to do is take it to the bank and cha-ching! You're rolling in the dough! (And I'm getting hungry!)

Only problem is... You, for some stupid reason, thought it was a great idea to to get a checking account at a bank that is 30 minutes away... Very smart! And going on with your smart tendencies... You let your gas tank go down to just about empty. You'll never make it there w/out filling up. BUT you have no cash on you! Just $3.00 in dimes and quarters in your change purse. AND your checking account is currently at 76 cents. Good Job!

So what do you do?

1) Go to the gas station and buy $3.00 in gas, and get strange looks from the cashier.
2) Pump gas, and drive away w/out paying... Rules are meant to be broken.
3) Beg the cashier to spot you some money... You're a pretty cute girl/guy.
4) Try to make the trip as is... What's life w/out taking risks, right?!
5) Use your Debit card anyway... Maybe it'll work, and you'll just pay the overdrawal fee later.
6) Your own ideas.

The moral of the story is... Get direct deposit. It's so much easier!

Now... Excuse me while I go in search of some sort of sugary treat!

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Addicted to the "Boob Toob"

I know a few people who refer to the TV as the "boob toob." (or is it tube?)

Its quite disturbing.
(PLEASE, no nasty comments on bossoms)

So anyhow... there are some shows that i'm addicted to.

Reality TV:
I recently mentioned the Apprentice [on my other blog, of course]. I'm so stinking into that! i want randal to win so badly! (and, i do think he's sexy-- i just didnt want to admit it where family may read it)

Also, i think The Office is the FUNNIEST thing ever. OMG!!! LMAO!!! if you havent seen it, you are TOTALLY missing out. ... ok, so some people think its totally dumb. but i'm in love! my husband makes fun of it... but i hear him laughing too! Its about this small workplace in Scranton PA (yeah for pennsylvania!), and there are some normal-type employees, and some not-so-normal people. The boss is extremely odd-- everyone dislikes him, though they do get a laugh out of him now and again. He thinks he's the funniest guy ever, and God's gift to mankind. But he's not. And Dwight- OMG! he's just crazy. He's a total kiss-up and will do anything to make the boss happy. And then there's jim and pam... they're in love but wont admit it. sigh...

Not sure if this is drama, but not sure what else to call it. "Surface" is great. i'm intrigued by it. There are these animal-dragon-fish things in the ocean. tons of 'em. i'm excited, trying to figure out whats gonna happen with this. Cuz, they are "bad," killing people and such. But, this one teenager kid found an egg and hatched it and raised it as a pet-- and he's a good animal. Even saved the boy's life. So-- are they good? are they bad? hmm...

So, what are you addicted to watching?
[Again, no "bad" comments about questionable material]

Friday, December 02, 2005

You Gotta Be Kidding Me!

It's funny, yet sad, how there are so many... what's the word I'm looking for? Hmmm... Hypocritical? That'll do... Ok now-

It's funny how there are so many hypocritical teachers out there. You look at them and think, "What the heck?! You gotta be kidding me! How can they possibly teach me this when they don't even know it?!"

For example, just about every gym teach I've had growing up has been a fat old person. If they had to run the mile that they made us run, they'd probably die of a heart attack! How dare they tell me I'm too slow cuz I can't run a mile in 5 minutes!

So share with me... with us all... What kind of hypocritical teachers have you had growing up?

I sure hope I'm not one of them! Let's see... I know my ABC's and I can count to 100. I think I'm good! (Kindergarten is SO easy!)