Monday, August 27, 2007

Bob and Sheri RULE!

How freaking cool is THIS?

Sent: Monday, August 27, 2007 8:53 AM
Subject: Jules! LOVED your blog!!

Hey there--it's Angela from Bob & Sheri!
We got a google alert about your blog (we get notified whenever Bob & Sheri are mentioned online) and I so LOVED reading it!
We'd really like to thank you for writing about the show with a little gift. If you're okay with this, we'd like to send you a Pajamagram. Just email me back with your address, phone number (they FedEx them and a phone # is required) and your size. I'll get one sent off to you asap.
Thanks again for listening and blogging about us!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

school tomorrow! argh

My youngest starts 1st grade, oldest 10th. FUN FUN. Went shopping yesterday for school supplies, clothes and groceries and spent $800. I thought that was bad until I talked to my friend Bryan who informed me he spent $1800. Ok I don't feel so bad now. Anyway the girls have new wardrobes and all their supplies, plus lunch items, so we're all set. Now we just have to get up and make the buses in time.
Lauren is 16 now, and I have started looking at cars for her. She really wanted a beetle convertible or a mini cooper but lets face it, I would only be able to afford a used vehicle as the new ones start at like $23,000. First I was looking at Honda's FIT which is cute and sporty and starts at $14,000. But then I went over to Toyota's site and saw the Yaris which really looks like Lauren to me and the liftback model in automatic is $12,000. Geez she nearly has enough to buy it right now, in her savings (thanks Pop!). So for now, that is my top choice. Anyone have a Yaris or know someone who does? Comments/suggestions welcome. I want her to have something cute and small, yet safe, reliable and long-lasting with few maintenance problems.
My shoulder is bothering me again, last week it was really bad... one day to the point I could barely turn to the left. Today it is just an annoyance more than anything else. I am not sure if it is from being on the computer too much, or sleeping on my left side constantly. I keep trying to sleep on my right side, but it just doesn't work. I like facing the door....its hard to sleep with your back to the door...or is it just me?? I get skeered! Speaking of scared, Lauren and I watched The Grudge 2 last night. LOL. Ok there WERE a few scary parts, but some of the parts that were meant to be scary were just downright hilarious in their lameness. Two thumbs down. Unless you need a laugh at how horrible a film can be, don't bother.

Friday, August 24, 2007

getting to the root of the problem

I was listening to a guy on the Bob & Sheri show this morning, talking about how our childhood affects our lives today. We tend to think back and not realize the problems that occurred back then, and how they may affect our future relationships. At first I dismissed the topic, as the guy seemed to be trying really hard to sell his book. But then he used an example of a lady who kept getting into relationships with weak men because she had feared her father. Now, my father did have a temper but I rarely witnessed it. By the time I came along, he had totally mellowed out. But one thing I did not like about my parents' relationship was the fact that my dad controlled so many aspects of my mothers life. She practically admitted to me she didn't want kids, dad did. So she became a stay home mom, tending to 4 children. He gave her an allowance, he read her mail, he told her who she could and couldn't have over at the house. Hell, he even changed our phone number and wouldn't give her the new one, so that no one would be able to call us!! Can you say controlling?? He was also very obsessed with his work, and family always seemed to come second, except in his later years.
I think this really affected me, even though I haven't even thought about it for years and years. Surely this has something to do with the fact that I have always chosen relationships with weak (and mostly younger) men who I could easily control and who were completely devoid of ambition in their careers. I don't want anyone telling me what to do, and I want to do whatever I want to. The thought of a man controlling me in the manner my dad controlled my mom, makes me feel ill. But these weak men are losers, they're lazy, can't hold a job, can't tell the truth, and they are basically incapable of being faithful. They're easily led astray because they are so weak and stupid. I'm not saying I am perfect, far from it, but incompatibility seems to be the major issue here. My patterns of who I choose to be with, that is one area that really needs attention.
Now, I have diagnosed my problem, how the hell do I overcome it?? I really need a strong man who knows what he wants and wouldn't let anything interfere with that, who is a hard worker and wants to provide for his family, and yet also knows that it is a partnership not a dictatorship. I am sure this will involve me becoming more open to compromise and a tad less independent, which will be difficult but honestly, I am so ready for a relationship with someone who is my equal, I would do just about anything!!

PS: The book that was discussed is called Living the Truth: Transform Your Life Through the Power of Insight and Honesty by Keith Ablow and I ordered it!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

some more error messages stolen from b3ta

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

windows funnies




Monday, August 20, 2007

bahama bummer

Dear Diary and all you people who enjoy reading it:
Ok. Let me tell you about the trip. It was disappointing. :(
Drive down there was a nightmare. Went 95 way which mapquest swears is quicker, got into heavy traffic which slowed us down, then when we got to Savannah there was a bad thunderstorm, and a car accident which closed down all but two lanes. GRRR it took us an hour and half just to move a mile. We were freaking out. Finally got to Margarets at 10pm...we left at 9 am so that is messed up, right? It should have taken us at most, 8 hours. *sigh*
Anyway, drove to Cocoa Beach the next day and the motel I had booked was Bates Motel. We heard shit all night, like scratching at the door and someone turning the doorknob. Looked out once and saw nothing but an orange cat walking towards the pool. Plus no hot water at night. Fun times!
Got on cruise, everything went smooth at check was TINY. Tiny tv, tiny shower. No bath. argh. (I had a much larger room, with tub on Disney cruise). Food was not very good, I compare it with standard cafeteria food. On Disney, it was gourmet but this was not. Andrea was very disappointed too, she has been on Carnival and it was SO much better she says. So unless it's free, don't bother with Royal Caribbean. Now if it had been our first cruise, we probably would have been happier. But we both had been on very nice ships last time so we were spoiled. :( Anyway, it was good to get away from home for awhile. By Wed I was ready to go home LOL. The RC dude in charge of fruit in the buffet had massive crush on Andrea and kept asking us questions and following us with his eyes as he rearranged the fruit. He was indian perv fruity dude.
Tuesday we were in Coco Cay, which is RC's private started pouring rain. We had to ride back to the ship on top deck of ferry boat getting pounded with stinging rain and wind. FUN. The gangway to ship was bouncing up and down in the rough seas and someone slipped down inside. We're lucky to not have pneumonia. Wed. we were in Nassau, where I did a bunch of shopping real quick, and we walked all over in 99 degrees and I was sweating profusely and my feet were killing me. That afternoon we booked a spa day which was fun, had a massage from a 6' tall blonde chick from Australia including neck, shoulders, lower back and feet, plus a facial which I didn't think I would like but actually made my skin look good, then they gave us champagne and strawberries. Next day we were at sea all day, and Andrea laid out in the sun. I went to the bar, got on internet (briefly it was like dial up speed and cost 50 cents per min) and watched tv. Pretty freakin boring. The shows on RC were not as good as Disney either. On Disney they had a movie theater showing current releases, plus Broadway quality shows. RC didn't have movie theater, but had a group of singers and dancers that were very good, but not fantastic. We did have recently released on dvd movies, but they seemed to show Spiderman 3 constantly, and mostly it was in French, Italian, and a few other languages. It
was pretty funny watching Tobey yelling in french. They did have a black comedian who was hilarious, we enjoyed that show a lot. Got off ship Fri morning (after sitting in lounge waiting for an hour for them to call ORANGE #1 which they NEVER DID) and drove to Orlando so I could visit a LUSH store live and in person. Spent too much but had a blast. Then we drove to GA and stopped at an outlet mall, stayed at Margaret's that night where she gave me four bags of nutrisystem food (yuck, but yay! cause it was free and I need to lose weight). Left early Sat morning and stopped in SC to buy palm trees, 2 for me and one for Elaine, made it back to Beaufort around 7pm or so. Picked up Lauren from Evan's where she had two big boxes of stuff from Bahamas, but no presents for her family. Greedy little turd. Picked up Alex from her dad's and went home. My sis Elaine had been watching the pets for me and taking care of my pool, well she had decided to clean my fridge and put all the tiny items on the lower shelves (who does that?) and drank all my drinks. She had taken some of my dishes out of my cabinet and stacked nutrisystem food in there. Umm I like my dishes in the cabinet the way I want them. She had cleaned the floor in the kitchen, and cleaned my appliances, but thrown a bunch of towels in the hallway where the animals tend to have their little 'accidents'. She told me that my lights kept going off with no one home (makes me feel so safe and secure!) and she had left me detailed notes about what the animals did while I was gone. (Example: Daisy won't go out, black cat keeps trying to get in your bedroom, nubby tailed orange cat keeps staring at aquarium trying to catch a fish, you need to buy a swifter vac cause I can't figure out your dyson.)
Spent an hour yesterday cleaning out pool, apparently we had a bad thunderstorm fri night cause there was a whole pine tree's worth of pine straw in the bottom.
Stopped at grocery store today to replenish it, plus I have become a big fan of couscous, and wanted to make my own. I found a recipe online and I am making grilled salmon, couscous, and this cucumber thing sarah makes that is good (she soaks cucumber slices in vinegar, then drains it, adds sour cream and salt and pepper...voila!). Going to try to do my 100 laps again today in the pool (been doing them for a couple months, started off with 10 and worked up to 100). Did 50 yesterday cause I had a bad leg cramp Sun morning and my leg was still hurting. Usually when I have a leg cramp, I can bend my foot and make it stop but it was so bad I couldn't move my foot. And it was excruciatingly painful. Alex was like, What is wrong? I was sitting there screaming on the bed LOL. I had a lot of problems with my feet/ankles swelling up like tree trunks this past week also. Hadn't been having problems til I left. Probably from standing in lines, sitting on my ass in the car, etc.
Anyway apart from some drama yesterday its good to be back at home. And Sayonara, James, AKA "Vyntex" AKA "POS who can't tell the truth." Hope you just love living in Delaware....and never come back!! Paul just messaged me so I will end this here. HAHA

Friday, August 10, 2007

penguin on board

Ok so I am getting ready to leave for my much-needed vacation to the Bahamas on the cruise I won last year. Last night I dreamed that we got there, and there was a FREAK blizzard and about 4' of snow was everywhere, oh yeah and there was a penguin running loose on the ship. Hmm let's hope that doesn't come true, except for the penguin part, that would totally rule. Anyway I leave tomorrow morning and will be back the following Saturday night. Hopefully with a lot more freckles and a lot of happy memories. What happens in Bahamas stays there right?
Someone posted this on myspace and I had to share it, because I REALLY relate to it....enjoy.

Ex Dictionary

A is for the automobile which he doesn't own.

B is also for brain, which was located between his legs.

C is for the commitment that was never there.

D is for the dildo he didn't know I had.

E is for ego. His was bigger than a hot air balloon.

F is for his faithfulness, as long as there wasn't something or someone
better to do.

G is also for the spot he could never find!

H is for laughter (HA! HA!) the last sound he heard from me as he was
walking out the door.

I is for impotent which is what I told everyone he was.

J is for jugular, the one I'd love to sever.

K is for kinky, he always started without me.

L is for love in most cases, but exceptions have been made, L is for
LOSER in this case, along with LUSH and LITTLE DICK.

M is for MAN. Has anyone been able to find one? Have you ever met one?
Do you know where any are?

N is for the narcotics. He drove me past alcohol.

O is for the orgasms he thought he made me have.

P is for PAYBACKS. Remember they are HELL!

Q is for queer. I sometimes wonder if he is.

R is for the hopeless romantic he said he was. He was half right. He was
hopeless, not to mention worthless.

S is also for satisfied, which he rarely made me feel.

T is for typical. Typical little boy playing at being a man.

U is also for the ugly girl he is dating now.

V is for the voodoo doll I made of him.

W is for wife, the one he said he didn't have.

X is what he is to me now!!!!

Y is for WHY the hell did I ever get involved with him.

Z isn't for anything, just like him, he ain't anything either.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

aloha peeps

Yes I live.
I haven't been myself for awhile due to personal drama in the love dept....but I'm starting to feel like the old me again. I hope it lasts.
Let's see....since my last post I won some prizes, most notably the grand prize in the OpMom Surf's Up Sweepstakes which consists of a custom designed surfboard, a color me mine session for 4, and a bunch of goodies from the movie. Total value of $1239.
I'm getting ready to go on a much-needed vacation, on the Royal Caribbean cruise I won last year. My niece Andrea is going with me and I leave this Saturday. WOO HOO!! Going to spend a couple of nights with my friend Margaret who lives in GA, once on the way down and once on way back up. I will be sure to post some pics and lots of details about my experiences. I hope they're all good. My oldest daughter Lauren is in the Bahamas as well, she spent a month there with her boyfriend and his family, and she will be coming home the day before I do. Alex is feeling left out. Sorry Pooh Bear but Mommy needs an adult vacation LOL.
I will try to catch up on everyone's blogs this week....sorry for being such a bad bad blogger buddy. Pwease forgive me.
In parting I leave you with this interesting article:
No More Crispy Duck Served at Toilets