Sunday, November 30, 2003

Recently a man of great vision passed. Joseph P. williams. haven't heard of him? well we pay homage to him every day almost. used your credit card lately? he was a bank executive in California working for Bank of America that "invented" the credit card. First called Bank Americard, then changed to visa. interesting. First he is from the bank i can't stand the most, and then thanks to his efforts, we the people now support lending institutions. americans charge over a trillion a year via credit card. the majority of those americans do it with the intention of paying out that high dollar item they just have to have but can not really afford. then they get into debt, have to go to debt counseling or file bankruptcy. which is worse, i don't know as they both screw with your credit. and for the next kicker, try doing just about anything with out a credit card. can you rent a car? no. can you book a flight via online or phone? no. can you stay in a hotel? no. and if you can find a place that takes a check, they want to see your drivers license and 2 forms of other id. other id being a credit card! so next time you charge on your card, and really can't afford it, thank mr. willliams. raise your glasses, here is a toast, to mr. williams. may your beer not sour.
oh, and did i say he died in florida? go figure!
listening to Rolling stones 40 licks.

Friday, November 28, 2003

Thanksgiving is over. good for some bad for others. As i walk this friday evening i see some of my neighbors have put up their trees and other decorations for Christmas. I am not quite over thanksgiving yet. I can't help but wonder what was the first thanksgiving like. the indians, the pilgrims, some food cooked by pilgrim wives. (cause you can bet the men didn't cook in those days.) Englanders landing in northern USA in November, that would have to be "refeshing" enough this time of year. but hey, let's add to this adventure, let's invite a few natives over and feed them before we shoot them and take their land!
wow! excitement! Shouldn't we all be worried that now we can get any kind of food here readily and available? Are they feeding us before the slaughter?
I myself prefer to hope we are all learning to live together and big one big melting pot of diversity, enjoying the fruits of many nations chef skills. except for india. sorry to the natives there but that is some nasty cooking. i think they are trying to poison us! well me anyway.
Happy day after turkey day
listening to andrea bocelli

Thursday, November 27, 2003

today is turkey day! happy turkey day to all. i am thankful that i am somewhat healthy, have a few close friends, good family, met an interesting person thru blogging (b2k), have a job and i am free! we could live in oh say Iran or Iraq you know! things could be worse so i am thankful they aren't.
i planned on using today as a packing day. ever looked at something as was overwhelmed? omg i am. today, borrowing a line or 2 from george carlin, i could use all the forms of the word "shit" damn i have some shit. this is the shits. i am gonna be in some shit if i don't get this shit packed. whew enough of that shit.
i don't know where to start, but have to start somewhere as i have to get this done. everyone who comes to my house make comments on all the neat things I have around and right now i am not likeing those things! i have plans coming up in a week or two (should be fun) and moving in a month to 6 weeks so i need to be ahead of the game. wonder what it would cost to have the movers do it...isn't that a lazy thought! or how about i sell it all and start over...not!
oh and a few key words to...well you know who you, desk, car
what are you thankful for today?

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

two of my favorite shows where on last night.
my herione karen walker aka anastasia beaverhousen (will and grace) and queer eye for the straight guy. i laughed my ass off. ok well not really cause i checked and it was still there...damn it. w&g was the very first show where they all meet, tooooo funny. again i love karens smart remarks. and qesg was the best yet. they talk a guy into taking off his toupee. omg too funny. if you missed it you gotta see it. if i was a guy i would love to be on there....think they would do a queer eye for the straight woman? hummmm
listening to Pink - missunsderstood
what are you watching?
oh and happy turkey day all!

Tuesday, November 25, 2003

well the preverbial shit has hit the fan
today and or tomorrow should be interesting. things aren't to good here for a friend. yesterday she was caught bitching about a boss. and he heard. things are not looking to good for her.
needless to day I didn't sleep to well last night.
listening to Sheryl Crow sing Rod Stewarts, "the first cut is the deepest"

Saturday, November 22, 2003

omg i am so excited! last night is the first time I have gotten to sleep on my stomach since I got my piercing! I have always been a big stomach sleeper and this is just way to cool! OK I know, simple things for simple people but ...
today karen and i went to ding darling reserve. one if a list of natural places that i will miss when i move. have you ever taken 3 hours to go 5 miles? we don't talk much, but both being photographers, the sighting of the birds, and enjoying each other getting a great shot is phenominal. people don't always understand what it takes to get that great shot. it was a wonderful trip, relaxing, and i got 6 rolls of birds. we saw: rosate spoonbills, osprey, brown pelicans, ibis, blue heron, tri colors, cormorants, egrets, yellow crown night heron, anhingas, plovers, sea gulls, red shouldered hawk, 2 rare birds, the wood stork, and a morph, and a bird named after my second husband, the basard bird! whew! i also saw a gator, not a rarety for here but the first one i have seen in there. i will go back there before i leave. we topped off the day with a light lunch on sanibel island, and a short round of shopping. i purchased a sago palm at lowes, that i want to take with me when i move. a little bit o florida.
listening to my tv in the other room on HBO.
what's up in your world?

Friday, November 21, 2003

last nite we went a drinkin'
my friend nicole recently turned of age and had been trying to get all of us together for the express purpose of her being carded. good times where had by all, to bad it was a work nite. we had great conversation and talked about a lot of enlightening subjects. and i guess i shouldn't have left as i understand the conversation got even better! something about oral sex......hate that i missed that one. i know i had a good time and ended up kissing all the girls before i left. friendly kisses, no tongue. the man at the next table seem to like it. today i struggle thru the day with the ever so slight bit of hangover, hoping for more good times like that!
listening to all of us at work after 5 on a friday sing with the radio to "kiss me" isn't that ironic?!

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Today I wore my glasses to work, (not to be compared with wearing your sunglasses at night!) and a co worker told me I look smart in them... interesting, I must look stupid the rest of the time. another person told me I don't take compliments well, well I think that is right.
I don't do the following:
take compliments well
get it most of the time when some one is interested and are not direct about it
have sex with strangers
that is just about all I won't do, we won't even go into what i will do.
One of my sisters friends says he is "getting to know me" by my names mentioned....jef... so just what would some one think I am like by reading this?
I read over this and think..
well you tell me what you think!

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Monday nite I had camera club. one of many activities I do enjoy outside of work. even though most of them are retired, it is a good group of people. I did well, I scored 2 awards, and 5 honorable mentions. The best score I got was a black and white of the St. Louis Arch! i got a 25 out of a possible 27. i feel like crap today so i am not my usual smart ass self...sorry
Hi NICOLE!!! I haven't forgot you!
listening to pop rock (not the candy, although I have heard the candy is good for other things! hummmm)
how are you scoring?

Monday, November 17, 2003

OK here is one thing I won't miss...
Freaking snow birds. when i retire i am going to move up north and drive slow in the fast lane! this morning i had one pull out in front of me, go 60 on I-75 in the fast lane, when the speed limit is 70.
and did i see redneck city saturday nite! what an adventure! this one girl was after this guy that was old enough to be her daddy. there was the pre-requisite girl fight. the white guy who can't dance. omg was he a spaz!! the guy who hasn't quite made it out of the 70's. i had a lot of fun being bad and talking about the crowd! i wouldn't touch any of them with a 10 foot pole though.
eeeewwww!! but is was good for laughs and the music didn't suck!
how was your weekend?

Sunday, November 16, 2003

i will be moving
this morning sitting on my back porch, having a cup o' java, reality hit.
this is drastic.
have I made the right decision? asheboro is a tiny town. how will i handle that? one of the issues i have with fort myers is the lack of people my age. is a tiny town going to be any better?
as i sit on the porch pondering life for me at this moment a flock if ibis walk around my house. i won't see that in north carolina. they wander past me, some of them looking up from their grazing, some of them oblivious that i am there. i wonder what the significance of seeing them means. maybe that everything, moves and changes, as these birds are moving in for the winter. maybe nothing except they are looking for something to eat and i am an idiot! well what is new there? haha.
for myself i hope it brings good things for my personal life. there, i am a loser and said so for all to see!
don't judge me for being a loser! join the club!
listening to the american music awards on tv, while the microwave beeps that my dinner is done!
changes in your life?

Saturday, November 15, 2003

my bed,
cool crisp morning,
warm and toasty under the covers.
hearing in my head the sound of barry white singing "can't get enough of your love, babe".
snuggling with...
(see reality hitting me here......)
my body pillow.
damn it, it is morning and my alarm is singing to me, and i have to get up. I hate mornings! it is perfect florida weather today. guess i should enjoy it while I can. sooooo why am I working? but good thing is it won't be for long!
Going to a blues fest tonight. plan on getting a little toasted. Not to much, but just enough.Friends from work are going and good times to be had by all!
Spent last night paying bills online, shopping the asheboro area, and drinking wine...NOT gonna do that again tonight!
Listening to Kelly Clarkson (yup)
So how goes your weekend?

Friday, November 14, 2003

ever wanted to say something to someone and just couldn't? either because you will make them mad, hurt their feelings, be rejected? come on you know you have! we all know i am very verbal, but i have a couple of these i am struggling with now. i hate that shit.
well it looks like I could be North Carolina bound by the end of the year. this is cool. (more ways than one that time of the year huh??)
things i find curiously interesting...
Altoids, the "presidential" mints...
edible underwear...
listening to Josh Groban
what are you finding curious?

Thursday, November 13, 2003

OMG I didn't blog Wednesday! a day without blogging is a day without sunshine! hahaha.
the president is coming to town today. oh boy. he is going to a fund raising dinner at Al hoffman's (CEO if WCI) house. $2000 a plate. hummm just how big is al's house? of course all the news is covering it. they won't say how he is getting to al's house via helicopter or motorcade, but let's see if we can figure this out. he is landing at 3:55 and is due at al's house at 4pm. hummm. go national security! I feel safe.
today we have a bonus. the boss is off again, for today and tomorrow. score!
today i am listening to Christina Aguilera. and with the mood in the office a particular song "Fighter".
how secure are you today?

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Advertising sayings you don't want to hear in the heat of passion...
just do it
extra !- extra!
size matters (jewlery ad)

A friend of mine tried to download the Paris Hilton sex video off the net. Instead, that person got a video of two guys having sex with a goat.

That's what happens when you try to download sex stuff off the Internet. From now on, that friend should go back to peeking through bedroom windows. That way at least then they know what they are getting.
found these great horoscopes on the web last night. lmao.
Currently listening to the smooth, crisp sound of Josh Groban.

Monday, November 10, 2003

overwhelming odds by everyone is take a vacation. and one added in to look for a job while i am there and use it as a write off! so
a vacationing we will go!
i asked rhonda to go to ny with me but she can't and you know what? I love ny so much i may go by myself! gonna look into that today.
why is it cheaper to go to NY that to see my sister in atlanta? weird.
currently listening to the tired sounds of my co-workers on a Monday morning.

Sunday, November 09, 2003

I had a rather pleasant (and always short) weekend. I worked on refinishing my patio furniture, cleaned my humble abode and watched movies out the arse. Oh and the prerequisite trip to Barnes and nobles. May I recommend both "what a girls wants" and "Harry Potter - chamber of secrets". Both considered "teen" movies, but both where excellent! I plan on spending what is left of today eating a good meal and watching bandits. Love that cate blanchett!

One more award hall of idiocracy of Florida..and one more theing that makes me go "what the f%#!"
Terri Sciavo all I have to say about this whole mess is get one of these .
let it be known now and all over the net. If hope is lost and I can not stay alive with out assistance, i do not what to be kept alive on life support.
currently listening to the soulful cool stylings of Joss Stone.
currently drinking white merlot.
How was your weekend?

Saturday, November 08, 2003

who is anonymous? and just what is behind door #3? a mystery person..hummm interesting. very interesting... (hear evil laugh) wa ha ha ha!

Friday, November 07, 2003

My third blog for today...
i love java script! i want to marry it! just joking on that part!
OK I need opinions here.
i have 5 days left to take off before the end of the year. i need a new job, but i also need a break. i would love to go to NY and see all the Christmas stuff, the tree, the lights, macy's. oh what pictures i could get for camera club! I can get a cheap flight if I go mid week.
i have even been looking at cruises. as i live close to Miami, they are pretty cheap for a 3 day cruise.
and i want a job in atlanta. my sister lives there so i could stay with her.
OMG what to do!
and most of all i need to take the days as my company is not doing so wel right now and i don't want to loose them.
what would you do?
ok this was just to good I could't resist.
A chicken and an egg are lying in bed. The chicken is leaning against the headboard smoking a cigarette with a satisfied smile on it's face. The egg, looking a bit pissed off, grabs the sheet, rolls over and says, "Well I guess we finally answered THAT question!"
now hasn't that joke been right there in front of us for years?
what's your question?
Currently digging the cool, quiet sounds of my office as the boss is off!

Thursday, November 06, 2003

the profile of my birth sign - Cancer - with comments..
It's easy to spot a Cancer by their round faces. (yup) That physical characteristic reflects the soft, affectionate nature of this sign. (Hugs and Kisses everyone) Cancers are very much about home and security and nurture. The crab can be a bit of a packrat, because he or she may attach emotional value to things others may consider junk. (OMG have they been to my house?) They can be overly emotional, and they tend to fantasize about the past and what it meant for them. (What if I had done things different? Would I be where I am today? Damn the man and don't trust whitey!) Cancers are incredibly loyal as mates, but don't ever tell them what to do. (Damn Straight!) Sometimes Cancer is very sociable, but sometimes they need their alone time. (OK where is the camera?) This sign is very giving, but has a tough time receiving the generosity of others. Because of their nurturing qualities, they are great at jobs in which they take care of others, such as nursing. (OK I disagree with this one as I can 't stand the sight of blood.) Cancers are prone to all sorts of illness, but female crabs should pay special attention to their reproductive systems. Famous Cancers include Princess Diana, Nelson Mandela and Mike Tyson.
So do you think it is right?
Wanting to listen to eros ramazzotti.

Wednesday, November 05, 2003

things i have decided
i should be jewish. that way i could be successful with my art. ouy vey.
i will never run out of batteries.
chocolate (especially dark) is the root of all evil. and i love evil!
Carter Oosterhouse and Ty Pennington are hotties.
Life is a banquet and most poor sons a bitches are starving to death.
and best of all the road to happiness is paved with assholes.

Tuesday, November 04, 2003

this is my fantasy, but thanks for playing

my new phrase of the day! to some people i would like to say, this is my fantasy, want to play? i just am not forward enough for that. others would get, this is my fantasy, you can't play. and if you know me, you know that one day i will say that one. what would be my fantasy? wouldn't you like to know!
what is yours?

Monday, November 03, 2003

sometimes i am embarrassed how stupid i can really be. we where told a couple of fridays back that 2/3rds of our office will be with out jobs by year end. they will consider transfers though. i let the transferring office know of my interest after talking to my supervisor and him telling me to send an e mail to the new pres of our division. This being the 2nd conversation we had. the first one being his "concern" about me. i expressed an interest then but he "didn't recall" me saying that when we had conversation #2. and after conversation #2, he walks by my desk the next friday and goes "we need to get your duties transferred out so you can move on to other things". i reminded him that i had sent the prez an e mail. he screwed up his face and goes what e mail? what the f#$%? i remind him and he goes what did he tell you? i said to talk to another person. he goes oh, ok.
so today he talks to me again and says "i heard from a little birdy that you where thinking of transferring" i wanted to slap myself. i said we talked about this and you suggested i send an e mail to the prez. he said he didn't think that meant i wanted to transfer. what the f%$#? he asked me if i decided to stay and i said i can not afford to transfer as Risk. i never said i wasn't going to try to transfer.
OMG i need outta here!
and how is your boss today?

Saturday, November 01, 2003

soul mates
is there really such a thing? how do you really know if you met them? Have I let mine pass by? did i smile and wave as they passed thinking get the hell out of my way?
does a soul mate bug you if they smack when they eat?
questions all running thru my mind. i don't even think I believe in soul mates. i obviously suck at picking men as i have tried marriage 2 times and both were a loss. no one is perfect either. have i set myself up for failure or disappointment? why is it some seem perfect till you really get to know them?
and what really is marriage? a piece of paper? is that going to make me want someone more? i don't think so.
i do know this. i do want a long term relationship. i do want to grow old with someone. but i think i will not find everything i am looking for. (and that isn't much) so where do i settle?
where are you settling?