Friday, April 28, 2006

House Saga Continues

So, my ex and his crack head girlfriend really pissed me off yesterday - I don't think I really care about trying to be the bigger person anymore - I'm going full out bitch. So, FUCK what he thinks - I'm not paying his closing costs - I'm spending the day calling lawyers and I'm just going to force him to pay them himself or sell the house. Oh yeah, and I'm not talking to either one of them again - my lawyer will be handling all communications on my behalf.

What think the masses - Am I being stupid or smart?

Quote for the Day

Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering.

R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 - 1983)

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Idol Top 6 Eliminations


That is all.

Famous Quote

In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)


Can someone please go bitch slap my ex?

Thank You Very Much.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Idol Top 6

Well - I've pretty much accepted that all the morons of the world are going to continue to vote for Kellie even though she so in no way, shape, or form, belongs in the top six. So my predictions for tonight:


Taylor goes home :( I really like him - I wish it could be Kellie instead.

I was very disappointed in Katherine tonight - I expected big things from her with this song and didn't get them. Very, very, very, impressed with Elliott and Chris.

Famous Quote

If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon.

George Aiken

Updates on Life

Heard from ex last night - he rec'd the assumption package in the mail - now all we gotta do is fill out the papers and come up with closing costs - seriously. He's broke and I want this done, so I'm selling his ring to pay closing costs. Why you ask? Rewind and read again. He's broke and I want this D.O.N.E. Not like the money is really coming out of my pocket or anything. Unless I can't find a buyer for the ring, in which case it is, just because I want this D.O.N.E. To me it's worth it to a) save my credit and 2) not have to deal with his psycho ass anymore.

Got a B on my last test in the stats class (you know the one I didn't see cause I skipped class to tp cars???? So tomorrow night we get to find out our project grade, and then if we're happy with our grade in the class at that point, we can skip the final. I have a solid B as of now (got the exact same score on both tests - of course the teacher thought that was weird - but hey, he's a stats guy) and unless I totally BOMB the project, which I'm sure I didn't, I'll have a solid B with virtually no chance of an A unless I get a 100% on the final - so I'm going to skip it.

Need a 93% on my final in my other class to keep my A - should be pretty easy.

registered for summer classes this morning - taking Principles of Management and Professional Writing. Should both be easy A's.

Oh, and bought my tix for this event happening this weekend. Here's a list of all the band's that will be there.....and yes, we'll be camping in "Sin City". No, we won't be participating in any nakedness or drugs (and there will be lots), we'll just be laughing at everyone else who does - we do have a healthy amount of alcohol to bring though so it should be fun.

That's about it for now - hopefully I'll have pics and/or stories to share when I return from this next drunken escapade.

Monday, April 24, 2006

6 Weird Things Meme

Tagged Again! This time by Machelle of Quality Weenie - thanks blogsis..../sarcasm. Ok, I have a LOT of weird things, so it was kinda hard picking out just six but here goes:

1. I am prone to bust out with weird noises/songs at any time especially when I'm at work. For example; one of my favorites is "Fa La La La La" and "Hey, Hey We're the Monkees!"

2. Every T-Shirt I own is from a concert I have been to.

3. Some people find it weird that I will take out my retainers and lay them on the table while eating (with or without other people there).

4. I hum (loudly) at my desk along with my iPod. I've been told if they ever come out with American Idol for hummers, I should try out.

5. People say I have a weird laugh - I guess it is kinda weird.....

6. I'm obsessive about how my laundry is folded. Seriously. I hate ironing, so I'll make sure every little crease is just so, so I don't have to.

That's it for now - I'm sure there will be an occasion for me to reveal even more weird things about myself. I'm not tagging anyone since it took me so long to do, most everyone has already been tagged.

Friday, April 21, 2006

A Funny Whale Story

A male whale and a female whale were swimming off the coast of Japan when they noticed a whaling ship.
The male whale recognized it as the same ship that had harpooned his father many years earlier.
He said to the female whale, "Let's both swim under the ship and blow out of our air holes at the same time and it should cause the ship to turn over and sink." They tried it, and sure enough, the ship turned over and quickly sank.
Soon, however, the whales realized the sailors had jumped overboard and were swimming to the safety of shore.
The male was enraged that they were going to get away and told the female, "Let's swim after them and gobble them up before they reach the shore."
At this point, he realized the female was becoming reluctant to follow him so he asked her what was wrong. "Look," she said, "I went along with the bl*w j*b, but I absolutely refuse to swallow the sea men."

Famous Quote

Finance is the art of passing money from hand to hand until it finally disappears.
Robert W. Sarnoff

Thursday, April 20, 2006

For Those Who Take Life Too Seriously

1. Save The Whales. Collect The Whole Set.

2. A Day Without Sunshine Is Like, Night.

3. On The Other Hand, You Have Different Fingers.

4. I Just Got Lost In Thought. It Wasn't Familiar Territory.

5. 42.7 Percent Of All Statistics Are Made Up On The Spot.

6. Light Travels Faster Than Sound, Which Is Why Some People Appear Bright Until You Hear Them Speak.

7. Remember, Half The People You Know Are Below Average.

8. He Who Laughs Last, Thinks Slowest.

9. Depression Is Merely Anger Without Enthusiasm.

10. The Early Bird May Get The Worm, But The Second Mouse Gets The Cheese.

11. I Drive Way Too Fast To Worry About Cholesterol.

12. Support Bacteria. They're The Only Culture Some People Have.

13. A Clear Conscience Is Usually The Sign Of A Bad Memory.

14. Change Is Inevitable, Except From Vending Machines.

15. Get A New Car For Your Spouse. It'll Be A Great Trade!

16. Plan To Be Spontaneous Tomorrow.

17. How Many Of You Believe In Psycho-Kinesis? Raise My Hand.

18. If Everything Seems To Be Going Well, You Have Obviously Overlooked Something.

19. When Everything Is Coming Your Way, You're In The Wrong Lane.

20. Everyone Has A Photographic Memory. Some Just Do Not Have Film.

21. Inside Every Older Person Is A Younger Person Wondering What Happened.

Idol Top 7 Elimination

WOW! I can't believe Chris was in the bottom three!!!! Well not really, he is a rocker and apparently his fans don't appreciate when he deviates (nudge, nudge SIMON). I am really worried for him next week then - unless they allow like 80's hair band love songs, I'm not sure what he'll sing that will get him votes....

Anyway - So glad to see that ACE IS FINALLY GONE!!!!! YAY!!!!! Now if we can just get rid of retard Kellie......

Famous Quote

Going to do something different now - got tired of the thought for the day, sorry.

Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it.
Jane Wagner, (and Lily Tomlin)

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Idol Top 7

Ok so Kellie even admitted her song sucked last night, this just may be her week to be in the bottom three......the other two will be Ace and Elliot - Ace goes home - FINALLY! (Even though Kellie really sucked bad last night I still don't think she's going home).

It's getting down to that time where I just don't want to see anyone else go home cause they're all so good......I hate this part! I'm thinking it's going to be Chris or Katherine for the win.

This Must be the Longest Spam E-mail Ever!

Good day,I am Gary Smith , staff of International PrivateBanking at HSBC Bank.I am contacting you concerning adeceased customer and an investment he placed underour banks management three years ago.I wouldrespectfully request that you keep the contents ofthis mail confidential and respect the integrity ofthe information you come by as aresult of this mail.I contacted you independently of our investigation andno one is informed of this communication. I would liketo intimate you with certain facts that I believewould be of interest to you.In 2001, the subjectmatter;came to our bank to engage in businessdiscussions with our private banking division.Heinformed us that he had a financialportfolio of US$8.3 million( Eight Million Three Hundred Thousand United StatesDollars),which he wished to have us turn over (invest)on his behalf.I was the officer assigned to his case,I was made numerous suggestions in line with my dutiesas the de-facto chief operations officer of theprivate banking sector, especially given the volume offunds he wished to put into our bank. We met onnumerous occasions prior to any investments beingplaced. I encouraged him to consider various growthfunds with prime ratings. The favored route in myadvise to customers is to start by assessing data on6000 traditional stocks and bond managers and 2000managers of alternative investments. Based on myadvice, We spun the money around various opportunitiesand made attractive margins for our first months ofoperation, the accrued profit and interest stood atthis point at over ten million United States Dollars,this margin was not the full potential of the fund buthe desired low risk uaranteed returns on investments.In mid 2002, he asked that the money be liquidatedbecause he needed to make an urgent investmentrequiring cash payments in here in the united kingdom.He directed that I liquidate the funds and deposit itwith a security firm in here london. I informed himthat HSBC would have to make special arrangements tohave this done and in order not to circumvent dueprocess, the bank would have to make a 9.5 % deductionfrom the funds to cater for banking and statutorycharges. He complained about the charges but latercame around when I explained to him the complexitiesof the task he was asking of us. Cash movement acrossboarders has become especially strict since theincidents of 9/11. I contacted my affiliate in here inlondon and made the funds available to the securityfirm. I undertook all the processes and made sure Ifollowed his precise instructions to theletter and had the funds deposited at the london basedsecurityconsultancy firm,Corporate Securities Co. CorporateSecuritiesCo is a specialist private firm that accepts depositsfrom high net worth individuals and blue chipcorporations that handle valuable products orundertake transactions that need immediate access tocash. This small and highly private organization isfamiliar especially to the highly placed andwell-connected organizations. In line withinstructions, the money was deposited with CorporateSecurities Co. The deceased told me he wanted themoney there in anticipation of his arrival from Norwaylater that week. This was the last communication wehad, this transpired around 25th June 2003.In June last year, we got a call from CorporateSecurities Co informing us that the activity of thatparticular portfolio. This was an astounding positionas far as I was concerned, given the fact that Imanaged the private banking sector I was the only onewho knew about the deposit at Corporate Securities Co,and I could not understand why the deceased had notcome forward to claim his deposit. I made futileefforts to locate the deceased. I immediately passedthe task of locating him to the internalinvestigations department of HSBC. Four days later,information started to trickle in, apparently ourclient was dead. A person who suited his descriptionwas declared dead of a heart attack in Cannes, Southof France.We were soon enough able to identify the body andcause of death was confirmed. The bank immediatelylaunched an investigation into possible surviving nextof kin to Alert about the situation and also to comeforward to claim his Estate. If you are familiar withprivate banking affairs, those who patronize ourservices usually prefer anonymity, but also somelevels of detachment from conventional processes. Inhisbio-data form, he listed no next of kin. In the fieldof private banking,opening an account with us means no one will know ofits existence, accounts are rarely held under a name;depositors use numbers and codes to make the accountsanonymous. This bank also gives the choice todepositors of having their mail sent to them or heldat the bank itself, ensuring that there are no tracesof the account and as I said, rarely do they nominatenext of kin. Private banking clients apart from notnominating next of kin also usually in most casesleave wills in our care, in this case; the deceaseddied without a testate.In line with our internal processes for accountholders who have passed away, we instituted our owninvestigations in good faith to determine who shouldhave right to claim the estate. This investigation hasfor the past months been unfruitful. We have scannedevery continent and used our private investigationaffiliate companies to get to the root of the problem.It is this investigation that resulted in my beingfurnished with your details as a possible relative ofthe deceased. My official capacitydictates that I am the only party to supervise theinvestigation and the only party to receive theresults of the investigation. What this means,youbeing the last batch of names we have considered, isthat our dear late fellow died with no known oridentifiable family member. This leaves me as the onlyperson with the full picture of what the prevailingsituation is in relation to the deposit and the latebeneficiary of the deposit.According to practice, Corporate Securities Co will bythe end of thisfinancial year broadcast a request for statements ofclaim to HSBC,failing to receive viable claims they will mostprobably revert thedeposit back to HSBC. This will result in the moneyentering the HSBC accounting system and the portfoliowill be out of my hands and out of the private bankingdivision. This will not happen if I have my way.What Iwish to relate to you will smack of unethical practicebut I want you to understand something. It is only anoutsider to the banking world who finds the internalpolitics of the banking world aberrational.The world of private banking especially is fraughtwith huge rewards for those who occupy certain officesand oversee certain portfolios. You should have begunby now to put together the general direction of whatI propose.I alone have the deposit details and theywill release the deposit to no one unless I instructthem to do so. I alone know of the existence of thisdeposit for as far as HSBC is concerned, thetransaction with our late customer concluded when Isent the funds to corporate securities, alloutstanding interactions in relation to the file arejust customer services and due process. CorporateSecuritiesCo has no single idea of what?s the history or natureof the deposit. They are simply awaiting instructionsto release the deposit to any party that comesforward. This is the situation. This bank has spentgreat amounts of money trying to track this man?sfamily; they have investigated for months and havefound no family. The investigation has come to anend.My proposal; you share similar details to the latefellow; I am prepared to place you in a position toinstruct Corporate Securities Co to release thedeposit to you as the closest surviving relation. Uponreceipt of the deposit,I am prepared to share themoney with you inhalf. That is: I will simply nominate you as the nextof kin and have them release the deposit to you. Weshare the proceeds 50/50.I would have gone ahead toask the funds be released to me, but that would havedrawn a straight line to me and my involvement inclaiming the deposit. I assure you that I could havethe deposit released to you within a few days. I willsimply inform the bank of the final closing ofthe file relating to the deceased I will thenofficially communicate with Corporate Securities Coand instruct them to release the deposit to you. Withthese two things: all is done. The alternative wouldbe for us to have Corporate Securities Co direct thefunds to another bank with you as account holder. Thisway there will be no need for you to think ofreceiving the money from Corporate Securities Co. Wecan fine-tunethis based on our interactions.I am aware of theconsequences of this proposal. I ask that if you findno interest in this project that you should discardthis mail. I ask that you do not be vindictive anddestructive. If my offer is of no appeal to you,deletethis message and forget I ever contacted you. Do notdestroy my career because you do not approve of myproposal.You may not know this but people like myself who havemade tidy sums out of comparable situations run thewhole private banking sector. I am not a criminal andwhat I do, I do not find against good conscience, thismay be hard for you to understand, but the dynamics ofmy industry dictates that I make this move. Suchopportunities only come ones' way once in a lifetime.I cannot let this chance pass me by, for once I findmyself in total control of my destiny. These chanceswont pass me by. I ask that you do not destroy mychance, if you will not work with me let me know andlet me move on with my life but do not destroy me. Iam a family man and this is an opportunity to providethem with new opportunities. There is a reward forthis project and it is a task well worth undertaking.I have evaluated the risks and the only risk I havehere is from you refusing to work with me and alertingmy bank. I am the only one who knows of thissituation, good fortune has blessed you with a namethat has planted you into the center of relevance inmy life. Lets share the blessing.If you find yourselfable to work with me, contact me through this sameemail account. If you give me positive signals, I willinitiate this process towards a conclusion. I wish toinform you that should you contact me via officialchannels; I will deny knowing you and about thisproject. I repeat, I do not want you contacting methrough my official phone lines nor do I want youcontacting me through my official email account.Contact me only through the numbers I will provide foryou and also through this email address. I do not wantany direct link between you and me. My official linesare not secure lines asthey are periodically monitored to assess our level ofcustomer care in line with our Total QualityManagement Policy.Please observe this instruction religiously. Please,again, note I am a family man, I have a wife andchildren. I send you this mail not without a measureof fear as to what the consequences, but I know withinme that nothing ventured is nothing gained and thatsuccess and riches never come easy or on a platter ofgold. This is the one truth I have learnt from myprivate banking clients. Do not betray my confidence.If we can be of one accord, we should plan a meeting,soon.I await your response.Gary Smith.N/BKindly send your response to my Private email

Thought for the day.......

What would happen if everyone was to flush their toilet at the same time?

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Of Crow Killing and Go Kart Riding

So I spent time with the red-headed brothers again this weekend, here's what we did:

*Had to remove the pic, sorry*

I think he almost rolled it over trying to turn back in the driveway after this shot......and yes, I rode it too (but I didn't look as cool).

This is the BF's first kill of the weekend - he was trying to eat the neighbor's corn.......

These two were at the parent's house after Easter dinner....(one is the BF, one is his bro's)

Here's the garden we planted. Closest to me is the squash, then radishes, then beans. There are also tomatoes and several other plants but these are growing the most.

Thought for the day.......

Isn't Disney World just a people trap operated by a mouse?

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Happy Hour on Wednesday?!?

As some of you may know, I work in Accounting at a large computer parts reseller. Since we just finished our year end audit with one of the larger accounting firms, they sponsored a Happy Hour at one of the local establishments (and picked up the tab). I, being the new fun loving person I am, decided I was going to skip class last night to attend (so no, I don't know my test grade from last week yet - but hopefully the prof will be e-mailing it to me later today). Um, so anyway - it is okay to do Irish Car Bombs when you have to work the next morning? How about toilet papering the auditors cars? What if your Director says it's okay with him, and finds out which cars they are so you can? Needless to say we had a VERY good time - and yes, I strategically avoided having to do a Mind Eraser on top of the Car Bomb. BTW - I've been officially been given notice by my Director that I do NOT have permission to move to Gainesville. Hmmmmmm.......... I guess they'll miss me when I go - that's okay cause I'll miss them too.

What is this a geek site now?

Seems I'm #1 on this search......

American Idol Top 8

So all I can say is that at least one of the good singers didn't go, though I still think it should have been Ace.....

Thought for the day.......

If the swat team breaks down your door do they have to replace it later?

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Birthday Fun

Rave, over at Quid Nunc has this post up about events that transpired on her birthday - since I thought this was a cool idea, I decided to try it too.

Events on March 14:

1794 - Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin.

1903 - The Hay-Herran Treaty, granting the United States the right to build the Panama Canal, is ratified by the United States Senate. The Colombian Senate would later reject the treaty.

1951 - Korean War: For the second time, United Nations troops recapture Seoul.

Two Births:

1864 - Casey Jones, Railroad engineer (d. 1900)

1879 - Albert Einstein, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)

One Death:

1883 - Karl Marx, German political theorist (b. 1818)

Thanks Rave, that was fun!

Okay People, It's Time to Exercise Your Brains

So remember the other day I mentioned something about being serious every now and then? Well this morning I decided I need to be intelligent every now and then as well (who woulda thunk). So in an effort to help all of you be more intelligent with me, I decided to post these new words for 2006 (study hard, there will be a test later).

1. BLAMESTORMING: Sitting around in a group, discussing why a deadline was missed or a project failed, and who was responsible.
2. SEAGULL MANAGER: A manager, who flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps on everything, and then leaves.
3. ASSMOSIS: The process by which some people seem to absorb success and advancement by kissing up to the boss rather than working hard.
4. SALMON DAY: The experience of spending an entire day swimming upstream only to get screwed and die in the end.
5. CUBE FARM: An office filled with cubicles.
6. PRAIRIE DOGGING: When someone yells or drops something loudly in a cube farm, and people's heads pop up over the walls to see what's going on.
7. MOUSE POTATO: The on-line, wired generation's answer to the couch potato.
8. SITCOMs : Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage. What DINKs turn into when they have children and one of them stops working to stay home with the kids.
9. STRESS PUPPY: A person who seems to thrive on being stressed out and whiny.
10. SWIPEOUT: An ATM or credit card that has been rendered useless because the magnetic strip is worn away from extensive use.
11. XEROX SUBSIDY: Euphemism for swiping free photocopies from one's workplace.
12. IRRITAINMENT: Entertainment and media spectacles that are Annoying but you find yourself unable to stop watching them. The J-Lo and Ben wedding (or not) was a prime example - Michael Jackson, another...
13. PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE: The fine art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work again.
14. ADMINISPHERE: The rarefied organizational layers beginning just above the rank and file. Decisions that fall from the adminisphere are often profoundly inappropriate or irrelevant to the problems they were designed to solve.
15. 404: Someone who's clueless. >From the World Wide Web error message "404 Not Found," meaning that the requested site could not be located.
16. GENERICA: Features of the American landscape that are exactly the same no matter where one is, such as fast food joints, strip malls, and subdivisions.
17. OHNOSECOND : That minuscule fraction of time in which you realize that you've just made a BIG mistake. (Like after hitting send on an email by mistake).
18. WOOFS : Well-Off Older Folks.
19. CROP DUSTING: Surreptitiously passing gas while passing through a Cube Farm.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Thought for the day.......

If ignorance is bliss, why aren’t more people happy?

Monday, April 10, 2006

Thought for the day.......

If you don't pay your exorcist, do you get repossessed?

(Yea, yea, yea....I'm late, shut up....)

I Know, I'm Slow....

But I have an excuse - BF still does not have internet at his house......

Aunt Tammi has a post up about preferences which I had to get in on - so here goes:

*Barefoot or shoes? Well I'd prefer to go barefoot, but I don't like having dirty feet *ahem* so that SIL will pick on me - so I compromise and wear my "ghetto slides". (really, really, really, old Adidas sandals that look like I pulled them out of the back of the closet)

*Tea - sweet or unsweetened? BLECH! I hate tea. I have been trying to be healthy, so I usually just drink water. Sometimes I will spring for lemonade, and every now and then (when I really crave it) I will have a soda - but I don't keep any beverages besides milk in my fridge at home so I'm not tempted.

*Clothes - fitted or loose? Honestly if I could get away with it still I would wear them more fitted, but because of necessity to save people's eyesight - loose.

*Fish - fresh water or salt water? Not a big fish fan so I don't know much about which are fresh water and which are not. I do like grouper, tilapia, and freshwater catfish (I know the difference here cause I don't like saltwater catfish).

*Gravy or plain? Ummmm - I like gravy but it's not good for you, so usually plain.

*House - spotless or "lived in"? a combination of both. I can't stand clutter but I also like my guests to not feel like they are going to ruin something if they sit on it/use it.

*Solitude or people? This one is getting more back to normal for me - for a while I kinda withdrew a little, but I'm getting back to liking to be around people more.

*Beer or alcohol? BEER IS NASTY - I prefer the Captain.

*Fiction or nonfiction? I have been known to read non fiction every now and then if it is a topic that interests me, but I am a Stephen King junky....I also like Dean Koontz and John Grisham a lot.

*Weather - Hot or cold? I'd take hot over cold any day, but then I'm a Florida native......

Kids Say the Darndest Things.......

Got this in an email from BF's mom - just too funny not to share......

A little girl asked her Mom, "Mom, may I take the dog for a walkaround the block?" Mom replies "No, because she is in heat." "What's that mean?"asked the child. "Go ask your father. I think he's in the garage."The little girl goes to the garage and says, "Dad, may I take Belle for a walkaround the block? I asked Mom, but she said the dog was in heat, and tocome to you." Dad said, "Bring Belle over here." He took a rag, soaked itwith gasoline, and scrubbed the dog's backside with it to disguise the scent,and said "OK, you can go now, but keep Belle on the leash and only go onetime round the block." The little girl left and returned a few minutes later with no dog on the leash. Surprised, the Dad asked, "Where's Belle?"
The little girl said, "She ran out of gas about halfway down the block,so another dog is pushing her home.

Beer, Visquine, and Soap OH MY!

Um yeah - the title pretty much sums up my weekend. Did you know that a 3'x50' roll of visquine when soaped up good is VERY FUN? Especially when you add beer (or in my case, Mike's Hard Berry cause I HATE beer). Also, two red headed brothers and one girlfriend come up with some pretty scary ideas when walking around Lake City's Walmart....I'm just sayin'.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Tag, You're It

Ok so it seems that Deathknyte has tagged me with yet another meme - so here it goes:

Four jobs I've have had in my life:

1. File clerk at a doctor's office
2. Customer Service/Data Entry at a mail order Chinese Herb Company
3. Data Entry Clerk for the City of St. Petersburg
4. Accountant I at a Computer parts reseller (current job)

Movies I could watch over and over:

1. Top Gun
2. Dirty Dancing
3. The Mummy
4. The Mask of Zorro

Four places I have lived:

1. Sarasota, FL
2. Largo, FL
3. St. Petersburg, FL
4. Clearwater, FL (currently)

Four TV shows I love to watch:

1. General Hospital
2. House
3. CSI (the original Las Vegas one not the other crappy ones)
4. American Idol

Five places I have been on vacation:

1. Smoky Mountains National Park
2. Indiana/Ohio
3. Amsterdam, Berlin, Czechoslovakia (before it became the Czech Republic and Slovakia)
4. Six Flags over Georgia

Four websites I visit daily:

1. St. Petersburg Times Home Page
2. my blog
3. my jobs intranet
4. my blogroll

Four of my favorite foods:

1. Mac n Cheese
2. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
3. Pizza
4. Anything Mexican

Four places I would rather be right now:

1. In Gainesville with my BF
2. Not at work
3. a tropical island
4. did I mention in Gainesville with my BF???

I'm not tagging anyone cause I think most everyone has already been tagged with this one at some point.

Thought for the day.......

Who gets to keep the pennies in a wishing well?

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Thought for the day.......

Do ducks sneeze?

American Idol Top 9

Ok - I thought I was pissed last week???!!! Wow, I know Mandisa did a crappy job with her country song, but HELLO, AMERICA, WTF!? She definately deserved to last longer than this. I am shocked by the whole thing. What's weird is that I expected her to be in the bottom three - I just didn't expect her to actually go home. America must be judging on looks or something, cause like I said last night.....ACE SUCKED! And he wasn't even in the bottom three.

I am VERY disappointed.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

American Idol Top 9

American Idol pissed me off last week, so I didn't watch last night's show all the way through until tonight. First let me say - what the HELL is wrong with the judges???? ACE SUCKED BIG TIME. I totally LOVE Keith Urban and he did not sing that well at all. There were several places where he hit bad notes. Chris did a much better job with his song - though it wasn't great as I expected.

Bottom three is really hard to pick tonight but - I think Mandisa, Taylor, and Ace - Ace goes home.

Tonight's THE Night

So I have my next Stat's test tonight - Only slightly worried as I haven't really had time to go back over two way anova's yet. If I didn't have a variance analysis due at work today, I'd leave early to study some before the test. I guess I'll just have to review at lunch and during down time at work. It's pretty straight forward stuff so it shouldn't be too bad.....

Last night, BF told me that his neighbor (whose father owns a construction company up there) might have a job for me when I come up. I guess their bookkeeper is retiring and they're looking for a replacement. Pay is only slightly less than what I make now so I'm seriously considering it. Especially since everyone keeps telling me I'll never make my current salary up there. Never actually done bookkeeping before, but I've been in Corporate Accounting for 5 years now and I'm pretty sure it would be easy stuff. As long as the hours and benefits are good - I don't foresee a problem. And - it would be close to home (which is almost in BFE). I was thinking I would actually have to go into Gainesville (or god forbid Jacksonville or Ocala) to find a decent job and I was really not looking forward to driving that far every day. The only downside is, I'm probably going to have to go to UF - and that really hurts considering I am a DIE HARD Florida State fan. I wonder how my classmates would react if I come into class with a Seminoles shirt on.......

Thought for the day.......

Did Noah have woodpeckers on the ark? If he did, where did he keep them?

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Broadcast....

Seemed I had some weird IE problem yesterday so I could not get online from the house - thus the lack of posting the thought for the day until the afternoon.

On a serious note - when I started this blog, I intended for it to be funny, but I also intended it to be serious every now and then as well. So far, the only serious entry I've done is
this one. And that didn't even touch what I really feel about that time period in my life both then and now. For some reason, even though I can't see any of your faces, and the only person I've actually met (besides Aunt Tammi) is T1G, I still find it hard to share some aspects of my life. And I know mostly the reason behind that is fear - which is absolutely ridiculous. No offense - but why should I care what any of you think when the chances are I'll never even meet you face to face? I never used to care what other people thought of me (but then I was still in H.S. at that point in my life) so I wonder - what changed that?

What I have noticed, is that ever since I have been with the new BF, I can see parts of my old self coming out that I haven't seen in a while - and that both scares me and makes me really happy at the same time. Don't know if it's a coincidence (I was seeing a counselor as well at the time we started dating) or what but for the first time in my life, I really feel like I'm in a good, healthy relationship and I just want to grab a hold of it and not let go. For some reason, even though I recently ended a rather bad relationship - I'm not scared. I don't know - does that seem normal?

Anyway - my point is - I can slowly see the fear going away. So maybe I can post some things I didn't think I could. Like this.

Thought for the day.......

Wouldn't it be smart to make the sticky stuff on envelopes taste like chocolate?

Monday, April 03, 2006