Thursday, July 28, 2005

Full mail box

wow, my mail box was full today! I had more packages than I usually get at christmas. I do alot of surveys, online and on paper and i got my winnings today for some of them. I got $75.00 for doing the banking surveys. I got my sterling silverbracelet for doing the year long credit card survey. I got a sweater saver for getting enough points for online surveys, I got a free bottle of cortizone that I'm suppossed to try for a week then do a suvey about and get more points to get more stuff. lol
I'm a happy camper right now.

Monday, July 25, 2005

And here come the bugs......

Buggie Boy, the bugs have been coming out in droves. Buggie
Yesterday I spotted a beetle that I swear was at least 5 inches long. The biggest blackest beetle I've ever seen. I figured it was all by it's bis azz self, but what do I find crawling on the wall in my bedroom when I wake up this morning? Oh yeah, a great big black beetle!
Now bugs don't normally give me the heebie geebies, but this thing looked like it could pick my bed up and walk away with it. I went and got a glass jar, caught the lilttle booger and when I got dressed, walked his big azz across the street and put him in a tree over there. LOL
Now while I was at this tree, what do I find? Go ahead ask me what I found...
Ok, I'll tell you. At the base of this tree were ....and I'm not exaggerating least 1000 dead Cicadas. As I looked down to see what I was crunching on...yeah nice visuals huh? I could not believe my eyes. Now sometimes in september you will find dead cicadas and their withered shells, but I don't think I have ever seen this many in one place before. It was sort of creepy seeing all those yellowish cicada carcasses all over the ground. Again with the nice visuals, huh? LOL
Buggie Butterfly 4
So this morning Hubby's friend comes over and he says"Hey, look at this." He opens his hand and I see the smallest Praying Mantis Buggie 2 I've ever seen just looking up at me. It sat in his hand just tilting it's little head this way and that until he took him back outside. He said he saw something running along the rocks, that looked like a and he went and caught it. It was this itsy bitsy Praying Mantis. I went outside and it's still sitting on the wall now.

All of thses bugs are fine...but I just know that sometime this summer I'm gonna come across a hornet or yellow jacket...or dare I say it...KILLER BEE! Bee 2 Bee Now those things just freak me out. Don't get in my way when I'm tring to get away from those flying menaces, ccause I'll mow ya over saving myself. LOL
Butterfly 4

Thursday, July 21, 2005

My friend Will, posted some beautiful pics on his blog and it gave me an idea. I'll post some too. lol
Well at least it's not as hot today. It's only 109 with 38% humidity. 40% chance of storms for the rest of the weekend too. But just a few days ago out at the airport they had a record high where they get the temperature for the record books. It was 117 degrees there and 123 in most parts of the valley. Man, it was awful. Now it's just sticky.

Big news today was a small plane crashing on take off at the North las Vegas airport. There were 3 passengers and 2 people were hurt but not seriously. The only reason I bring it up is soon as any kind of news happens these news channels compete for the first ones to cover what is happening. They say things and it turns out not to be true. Like they said there were only 2 passengers and it turned out to be 3. Then they said it was a 7up plane and it turned out to be a plane for the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) and the 2 passengers were smoke jumpers on their way to a fire. But the idiotic news people got some (expert) on planes live on the phone and he was saying usually only drug dealers use that kind of plane. Oh boy I bet they are in trouble now.

Then the news people n one channel were saying that some bystander drove through an airport fence and risked his own life to pull on of the passengers free and they had LIVE coverage of it. It turns out that the guy pulling the lady passenger out WAS the other passenger...#3 Boy did they have things messed up. He wasn't a bystander and he never drove his car through a fence. LOL sheesh they are in such a rush to be the 'first' to report anything they don't seem to care if they actually report the truth.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Romance novels

Well here we go again. I have something to rant about. Surprise surprise..that it was started by a male telling me that I shouldn't be doing something, namely reading that Brain trash. Well, maybe I should just get down on my knee's right now and kiss his hairy feet for straightening me out. Yeah right! I'll get right on that. Sometime in my next life.

It wouldn't be a scary mary rant if there wasn't several extra layers of weirdness - in this case, the allegation that the reading of romance novels rots the female brain from the inside out...
Well here we are crawling through the algae ridden waters of the me me me pool cause someone pissed me off.....again. Yeah but too bad it's my blog. lol

All I can say to the men out there and some women too, is if you don't like what I'm reading too bad....You can sit on your ass and watch T.V. and let your brain rot for all I care... and do I care.? Not a chance.
Do I care that you think what I'm reading is porn for women? Are you kidding me, I've come to love my porn. lol I've been told that I should put more time into doing "other" things.

Well, that would put a damper on my porn reading, heavy breathing, hours and hours of peace and quiet since the only time I get anytime to myself is when I put the earphones on and pick up a book and tone everyone else out, which is not to say that if the room were on fire that I wouldn't get myself out. Everyone for his or herself right?

My brother believes I should leave the romance books alone so more important goals can be achieved. Oh really? Like what? Should I be ironing and making sure supper is on the table like a good little wife? Don't make me slap you.

I'm sick to death of people talking about things they no nothing about. I hate it when some guy says to me" Oh, you read that crap?" Why yes I do. Have you ever read one? No? Then how do you know it's crap. Go away moron.

I don't think I'm completely right all the time, but this time about this I am. I don't make fun of people who like grizzly true crime novels. I myself like them. Just because you don't like or don't think you like something doesn't give your ignorant knuckle dragging self the right to make fun of it.

Romance novel reading is one of my guilty pleasure. Don't try and tell me you don't have a guilty pleasure. I know you do. I read romance to escape, to get away from real life for a while. But Some men and women (can't leave them out and get the men all pissy) want the authors of romance novels to get more contemporary and have us "to stupid to read anything decent" women read more up to date books with a purpose. Frankly, I don't want to read about a man who gets Ebola but in the few hours he lives falls in love with his nurse, only to give it to her too.

What would be the purpose to that you may ask.? Why thank you please do. The purpose would be to show how even a well educated woman (the nurse) when in love and in a romance novel, gets stupid and lets herself get Ebola. Yeah, As I've just proved my point this is why we aren't letting too many men write our romance novels.

Oh and let's not forget those people who think All Werewolves, were-creature, vampires and Zombies belong in horror novels. There is nothing wrong with a Vampire romance or a Werewolf Romance novel. Frankly I like those the best.

You have to be kidding

Yeah, it's 12:30 am and I'm still awake. but I had to write down what happened a couple of hours ago. Are you ready for this? LOL People, I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried. Real life is sometimes stranger than fiction.

So My hubby works apartment maintenance for the complex we live at and sometimes he comes home and will tell me about something funny that happened while he was out. So at 7 pm, he comes in laughing so hard there were tears running down his face and Tom (the apartment manager) is right behind him and is NOT laughing. He's pissed.Hubby looks at me and is trying to tell me what happened and Poor tom is still mumbling something about "I can't believe they used the washing machines."

Hubby is still laughing and so Tom finally lets me in on the joke. It seems that someone had gone into the laundry room which by the way is really small, only has 4 washers and 4 dryers in it. Well, someone went into the laundry room and for what ever reason and....are you ready for this..........................................................

"took a dump" inside one of the washers. His words not mine. LOL
Ok, so I'm looking at Tom and he's just standing there bewildered and I look at hubby like...are you kidding me? and he starts laughing all over again.

So of course being the sarcastic ass that I am. I ask "who's gonna clean it out?" LMAO!!
That's when Tom went off. He said tomorrow morning first thing he's gonna call the place they rent the machines from and have a brand new machine sent out and have THAT one removed. He's not touching that machine and neither is anyone else cause you just never know what kinds of diseases that person had. lol
He stayed at my place just annoyed all to hell for about an hour.

So as he's leaving...Yes I am a sarcastic ass. I say to him " Are you sure it wasn't a dog?" He turns around and looks at me and shakes his head and asks " Do you know any dogs that can lift a washing machine lid?"
Yeah poor tom was annoyed but I couldn't leave it alone..I say "Maybe the lid was llready up?" He gets closer to me and says through his "It wasn't dog shit" LMAO!!!!

I am still laughing.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Isn't fast food suppossed to be and convenient?

Don't go to ...can I say the chain name here? You betcha.......Don't go to McDonalds if you are hungyr cause they'll just mess your order up and piss you off and you'll still be hungry an hour later!!!

Ok, so I figured instead of making something for lunch and messing up my clean kitchen that is clean and needs to stay that way cause kens family is coming tomorrow to bring back my daughter form her weeks vacation....But alas that is a whole other story...

So I take my butt out in this 112 heat ...130 in the closed up car but hey, who's counting..not me.
I drive over to McDonalds cause frankly it was the closets. And go inside instead of going through the drive through cause wouldn't you know it my air conditioning in the car isn't working...big surprise there.
So I'm standing in line, of course they are training someone new at the register and there are about 6 people ahead of me. I already know what I want..I want the 2 cheeseburger meal. Now this is what happens.
I say: Can I get the 2 cheeseburger meal with extra ketchup to go please. Yes I said please I figured you better be nice to the people making your food unless you like the taste of spit.

Cashier: You want any fries with that?
I say: Uh doesn't the meal come with fries? I look at hear like it's ok, I know your new and smile.
Cashier: Uh yeah, do you want to try the cherry pie or a salad?
I say: uh, no just the cheeseburgers. ....Big mistake. I knew it as soon as I said it but figured she would be smart enough to get it. I was wrong.
Cashier: She tells me how much it is and I give her the money. Then she goes and I watch as she puts 2 cheeseburgers in a bag and hands it to me. Have a nice day she says.
I say: Umm. ..Can I have the extra ketchup for the fries...Now I say fries and emphasize them hoopeing she will get it but Nooo she doesn't. She goes underneath the drawer and gets 2 yes ....2 litle packets of ketchup and puts them in the bag. Guess she figues with no fries what the hell do I need ketchup for...right? So I lean in and say I ordered the 2 cheeseburger meal....and I just knew what was coming...
Cashier: She looks at me and says, yes and then you said you just wanted the cheeseburgers.
I say: That was in reference to whether I wanted a cherry pie. But I did want the meal..
Cashier: Ok, so she gives me the cup and a small fires and puts them in the bag and rings it up. and tells me the same amount I just paid. I give her my receipt and tell her I already paid. She looks at it and then at me and says hold on.

Cashier: She goes and gets a manager and tells her what happened and that she needs them to come and fix and cash thingie. yeah ok.

Me: I'm still standing there my food getting cold, my temper getting hotter. So when the manager comes over to fix the register and I'm still standing there and she doesn't say anything to me while she is telling how to fix this. I say Am I done here can I go now I already paid for the food thats getting colder by the minute.
Manager: I'm sorry for the wait...She's in training.

Like this is supposed to fix it all.

So I get back in my hot car with my cold soggy fries and my luke warm cheeseburgers and my coke . Ha at least my coke was cold. I made that myself. LOL

I get home and sit down to eat, ken is outside helping someone with their car. I pass him and Tom on the way in the house and he says to me..."Nice of you to ask if I wanted something"

I stopped and looked at him.. He must have know he just said the exact wrong thing cause he looks at me and smiles and says " I was just kidding, Tom is taking me to Subway for fixing his car"

LOL I look down at my bag of nearly not edible food and raise it and shake it in the air at him and make a like grrffff like noise that poor Tom has no idea how to respond to. Ken just looks at me and says :"That bad huh?"

Now some people think there are no stupid question but I can tell you that asking if things are that bad when I am acting like a deranged lunatic is a stupid question. I had decided to wing a couple cheeseburgers at ken but decided it might be a better idea to just go inside and see if anything was eatable...
It wasn't.....

Things I still want to do...

Scared 1 Not long ago I had a small list of things I wanted to try. Food wise. So we went and picked up some california rolls (sushi) and tried it...all I can say is ewwwwww Gross
Then I tried bagels and cream cheese for the first time. wow, that's really good.
I ate liver pate'....again I could have done without that taste in my mouth ewwwww
I tried tofu... Sickened .bland as hell and I just don't get it. it's like eating squishy cardboard..Now why would you eat squishy cardboard?
I tasted a verrrry small piece of a jalepeno pepper. Chili Pepper Damn near burned my mouth off. OUCH!!
I sat and tried to eat a grapefruit.. Sick couldn't do it. Those things are sooo bitter.. gosh I feel sorry for anyone on a grapefruit diet. lol

So now I was thinking I wanted a new here are things I want to do now...
send a message in a bottle.
Spend a night somewhere scary with some friends. Scared 1
Get a I probably won't cause Ken would kill me.
Hear bagpipes in person from a Scottish man whom I can listen talk after wards. mmmmm (love the scottish accent)
Add "In Accordance with the Prophecy" to the end of an answer a Judge asks me. LOL
Wear body paint and nothing else. Tongue Out
Go to wal-mart and discretely put in a box on condoms in a few elderly ladies carts while there not looking. lol
Well that's all I can think of at te moment.. but it sounds like fun.

Monday, July 11, 2005

It's gonna be a scorcher!

Just heard on the news that it's suppossed to be 114 degrees for the next 2 days.But they take the temperature in the shade at the airport so when they showed us our neighborhood weather temperature, my neighborhood's temperature was going to be 119 degree's. Sweating 2 Dang, so this morning I got up and went and did my grocery shopping at 4am. Good grief at midnight last night it was still 80 degrees. Too damn hot. It's true that we are mostly made up of water right? Well then I surmise that if I got out in 119 degree heat my body will evaporate into steam and I will disappear. LOL Anyway, I don't feel like haveing my brain boiled this early in the summer. I'll wait to have a heat stroke with the rest of the nuts that will probably be outside later in the month.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Well tomorrow my sister in law comes and is going to take my daughter for an entire week. Yeaaaaaaa. lol
It'll be a good break for both of us. She gets to go to Disney Land and Universal Studios. I'm sure they will have a great time. Again I'm so glad I don't have to go, gosh I really hate doing stuff like that. I am happy to stay here at home and read a good book or something. I am so not an outside type person. It's a good thing that the other family memebers are though. And she gets to be there for her grandmas birthday. I had her help me make up a basket full of goodies for grandma. I'm sure she'll appreciate that. She's in an assisted living place and she said she really doesn't care for the food they serve there. lol Poor thing would rather have donuts for breakfast but she gets fruit or something. lol

Monday, July 04, 2005

Happy 4th of July

Fireworks Smiley Fireworks

Hope everyone has a good day. I decided to stay home today. My hubby and daughter went to one of the big parks for the fireworks and festivities. Better than ezra is playing at the park and a few other bands are going to be there too. It started earlier today and is going until 9pm tonight when they set off the fireworks. Ken and my daughter left here about an hour ago and are going to stay for the fireworks tonight. I just didn't want to be there with all the people and out in this 108 degree temperature. They keep showing the park on the news. It's at a park called Desert Breeze and they called it Red White and Boom. lol They charged $12.00 for each person to get into the park and see the fireworks and the bands. Flags They also made it impossible to park close enough to the park to see the fireworks reall good for free. Oh well.
I'm just glad i'm not out there.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

This is Baby

Here's another of my babies, and her name just happens to be Baby. She is sitting there eating a small piece of pumpkin pie. She is a dwarf Roborovski hamster.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Well Not to long ago I made my final payment on the old car and we own it outright now. It's a friggin hack of a car. This splendid piece of red monstrosity has served as my get around car for the past 8 years. It has been referred to by many names, most of them made up by my hubby. The worthless piece of red crap, the mary mobile, the Roadkill dodge of has taken me to the hospital, to my daughters school, and to the store...I don't dare take it out of town cause I know if I do it will decide it's been good enough and break down on me.
I never smoked in the car, cause I don't smoke but everyone I know does and the tell-tale signs are there. Little ashes all over the arm rests, burn marks in the seats and a stinky ashtray.
Of course I'm a safe driver but one time I got into a small, very small fender bender with another car and the door wouldn't open. So what do I do? Do I go home and tell my hubby? Do I ask my brother to fix the door? No I grab ahold of the door and pull and tug and huff and puff until I hear the creaky, squeeky tearing of car flesh. So instead of having a small dent there was a huge hole. lol Couldn't very well hide that now could I? lol
I Have given my aughter a little money each month to clean out the back of the car where numerous coke and frappuccino bottles adorn the floor, and I'm sure there are enough stale chips down in behind the seats to feed a small Ethiopian family for a month. My stereo works, but my speakers don't. I like listening to all the whining the car makes anyway. But despite all the whining, and pings I hear the car is still very reliable, at least I think it is.
My hubby said he will be getting his license back next month, not the first time in the past year he has said so so i'm not overly worried I will be kicked out of my car, but he tells me that once he is in the car and the primary driver things are going to change...Mainly the things I put in the car are going to change. I put in a skull air fresheneer and he said he wants it gone, I put in a red dragon steering wheel cover and he said he wants something more mellow, i put in comfy fluffy black seat covers and he said he doesn't like them they are too dark. Finally I said well I'll keep this car and you go get your own. lol I just hope he doesn't put pink ruffles or something in it. LOL ok, yeah that was mean. LOL

Friday, July 01, 2005

This is Bambi

Say Hello to Bambi. One of my medium haired Teddy Bear Hamsters. She is 2 years old and loves sunflower seeds. She loves to come out and just sit on the couch next to me. Can you say awwwwww.

purple toes

Well, I'm back. I had a run in with the foot of the couch the other night. lol I ran my toe right into it and thought for sure I broke it, cause it swelled up so big and turned so many nice colors. lol But it's stopped throbbing and I can sit it down. I had been keeping it propped up in front of me cause it hurt to bad to sit it down. But it's better now, I can walk without screaming, and that's always a good thing.

I can't believe how bad our air quality is here in Las Vegas right now. There are about 10 wild fires burning around near us and the smoke is pretty bad here. So far 500,000 acres have burned in the different fires and the ones closest to us are the Goodsprings, Caliente, and Mesquite fires. Boy we sure are getting alot of smoke. The health department came on yesterday and said that if you have respiratory problems or are otherwise unhealthy you should limit your exposure to being outside. We have elevated levels of ozone and the air quality is unhealthy.
But some of us have to go out and get stuff done. I've seen people wearing face masks while outside. I sure hope they get those fires under control before they burn people out of their homes.