Okay so I will tell you now that I have had a chance to breathe and decompress why yesterday was such a BAD day.
It was a typical boring day, I felt so bored I thought, MAN, I should work on my scrapbook/memory book, but I got up to my birthday and realized I had no pictures for August through now. So I went on my computer, figuring I would get a bunch together in a folder and order them through Walmart like I usually do. I had no problem picking ones from this past Florida trip but I couldn't find basically ANY pics from Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc!! I was freaking out! There would be a random one in another folder, like one or two of Max in his Pumpkin tee because I put my fave ones in HIS folder, but where were the REST??!!
So I was like OHHHHH, I must have backed them up and deleted them off my laptop, so all I need to do is put the cd/dvd in and pick the pics I want from my back-ups. Only I went through all the back ups I could find and NONE of those were there, or the day we went to the BIG E or the Haunted Graveyard, none of it. I spent HOURS looking in places I might have stored a disc until it was 8 am in the morning and I had gone through those discs for a third time...and then I remembered something in the back of my mind.
It started out just like a little glimmer of a memory and then I voiced it and then I remembered and then I was more and more sure and then, I was devestated. I remembered when I uploaded pics of New Years Eve on January 1st, that I could not find any of my 2008 pics I had taken with my new camera I had gotten in June. All the folders were gone. I remembered saying, I will have to ask Sam where Kodak puts the previous years folders. Well Kodak doesn't just PUT them anywhere, and Sandy apparently never leaves them in her Kodak folder she renames them and puts them in new folders elsewhere so it is just me. Kodak ATE all my 2008 pictures, they are gone forever. Sure I knew their was a reason for backing up your computer but I never thought I would need to back up because my computer might EAT them up and never see them again, so I have no idea what precious pics I may have lost forever.
Thanks to the fact that Sam took some pics for her own use, I was able to get some from her, and thanks to my BLOG, I was able to get some from our Haunted Graveyard adventure and Thanksgiving, so I have a few from the Holidays, but I will never get back all the pictures or even know what I am missing. SO I am really upset and angry and frustrated!! And I can't even burn back ups, which YES I plan on doing often and keeping in ONE specific place now, because my computers birner has been broken and it is not a hardware issue it is internal, so my Dad wants to blow away my computer and start from scratch which means I need to back up EVERYTHING. the last time I did that, because I have to use my flashdrive and take it 2 gigs at a time to the main computer, then transfer it onto there then when I finish that after like 2 days, THEN start burning discs. AND I have a LOT of stuff, between music, photos, videos, etc, this took me like 2 days of nonstop work, and I can't, I really cannot handle doing that again. So what is a girl to do?
Buy a 160GB external hard drive. That way, sure it will take hours and hours to transfer all that info, but in ONE fell swoop it will do it and I just walk away and let it do it! Then when I have my "virgin" computer, in one more long taking swoop, all my info will be back on my laptop. Including shipping, I got a nice one for 70 bucks, this is it:
And I can use it to back up all the time after, BUT I wanted it not too huge, like a terrabyte becuase I DO still need to back up (I will do so religously, and will no longer leave pics in Kodak, they will be renamed and given a new folder under My Pictures!!!) so a external hardrive twice the size of the one in my laptop is great for me! And it is pretty isn't it?! It is red just like my camera and my DS.
So I am very upset over the pictures and having to blow my computer away. I worry that in those pictures, what was there that I can never recapture? See, stop Wendy. This is what makes me tear up. And I am hypoglycemic so I feel like crap.
So my computer is broken, needs to be fried even more than it apparently IS, and it was just a BAD day.
So tonight I needed to get out and it was just me and my Mom and Sam, so I used my Christmas gift card and we ate at Outback. I had yummy potato soup and filet mignon and still I go hypoglycemic!!!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Had a completely AWFUL 24 hours, lost things forever, doc can't make up his mind, fried parts. I will post about it tommorrow, I am just so OCD crazed about it now.
HOWEVER, I BRING YOU, Britain's Diversity:
DIVERSITY Dance Group (HQ) - Britain's Got Talent 2009 - Episode 3 FULL Performance ( APRIL 25 ) HQ - The top video clips of the week are here
Monday, April 27, 2009
It is going to be bloody 92 degrees here tommorrow!! 92!! It was only hotter back in 1991 when it was 94 degrees! That is disgusting. This is the East coast, I want my SPRING!! Cute capri's and shorter cardigans, etc. Not immediately to sloppy short shorts and sweat!!
Supposedly it will lower to 72 the day after that, but I don't trust it, we still have the AC on and it is not officially even May yet! Yuck! And was I prepared for this heat wave? No way! Luckily I had the few things I had for Florida but I only had one pair of PJ capri's and I wore them 2 nights already, so I had to go into the attic!! I am terrified of out attic. I know some people have awesome attics, where some kids choose to LIVE even, and if we had a cool one, I would probably take it over, but mine is the pull the ceiling thing down and crawl up into the bowels of hell attics. First, while it was like 80 this evening, it was about 100 degrees in the attic and I was there for like 30 minutes, SO gross, I was dripping sweat! I had to bring winter clothes I had been gathering UP, FIND my boxes, put away the winter clothes and then get them and me back down the ladder...without dying!
And my attic is not finished, so besides ceilings full of sharp nails, there would be the floor, or LACK of floor. It is just rafters.(here is a similar one, but ours is bigger) My Dad screwed down some plywood in major areas of traffic, but not much of it, I believe I told you guys the story of Katie's feet meeting my gaze? Well if I didn't, Katie was up in the attic, as she is not afraid of it or heights, while I was in my room sitting on my bed reading a book. One crash later and I am staring at her dangling feet in front of my face, as she had fallen through the attic and half into my room. Yeah that was fun for her and me. All my Dad could say is how lucky we were that it hadn't been over the foyer where she fell because I had to push her back up through the holw, it was so scary and she was understandably freaking out. So I had a whole the size of Katie for months, sure Dad eventually put a piece of plywood over the hole in the attic, so I didn't feel so freaked out with a hole above my bed, but geez. And about a years ago my Mom slipped and her foot went just into MY room (yup always mine, it is ALWAYS Wendy's room. So my Mom went into my room and pushed at it so now it is just like a big crack, and we "forget" to remind my Dad to fix it, because I'd have to move all my furniture so the ceiling could be fixed and sprayed with ceiling popcorn crap, NOOOO! Not again!
So I now have all my summer clothes and shoes down, my beloved Sanuk flip-flops too! I am washing all the shorts, etc, I hate musty smell, and I put my summer dresses through the dryer with sryer sheets, so I am almost set for this disgusting day tommorrow.
What really sucks is I have to go to my Chiro tommorrow and that heat and electrode therapy usually feels nice but in 92 degree weather, it is gonna be SO gross. Plus I am so scared, Dr.S wants to put a few accupuncture needles in my forehead. He wanted to on Friday but I had shopping to do and he wants them in for a few hours so I will have to go home with them in and take them out by myself!! Aggghhh! And I have NEVER had any accupuncture. Sam has but she says it bloody HURTS in the forehead!! I am freaking out, I do NOT want to be a human pin cushion!!
Click HERE and watch this WHOLE video, holy crap!! Amazing!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
It was so bloody hot today, WHERE is Spring?!! It got up to 89 degrees in the house so around 6pm my Dad decided FINALLY the Air Conditioner needed to be uncovered, filters switched and turned on. Hallelujah! I don't sleep well when I am broiling so I may be a little snippy today, but not much I'd say, just hot. It is finally feeling cool, so that relaxes my tension.
My parents bought a NEW grill yesterday and put it together, isn't she a beaut?
And that IS our grill and my yard in that pic. Baby fence put up so MAx could roam free on the deck, but he knows when he is hot too and ♥'s the air conditioning! Anyway, we had regular burgers (me and Mom), turkey burgers and hot dogs, watermelon (so red but not sweet, so sad), english cucumbers and etc. It was a delicious meal, our new BBQ was a virgin for less than 24 hours, and made us all proud to have her as our new BBQ. Sorry old one that is who knows where, you were 10 years old and very rusty, Dad leaving you out ALL winter uncovered and all!
Tonight we finally watched Twilight and it was fine, but I had adored it, so these are my theories. One is, I am still afraid things like Twilight wil get so stuck in my head again (and it was Twilight that got stuck so bad) and so my brain was protecting me. Two is that after "reading" (okay listening to but that is still reading in it's own way) the real books, I kept thinking that's NOT how it happened so I was too busy being hyper critical to enjoy it. I mean Bella finds out in the car on the way home from Port Angeles people!! AND there is NO 2,000 questions from Edward like in the book, that is a favorite part of mine! Those are my theories but I still can't wait for New Moon in November. I hope they make the Edward-less part only half of the movie, because he was only in 1/4 of the book and that was too infuriating for us on Team Edward!!
Oh and thanks to whoever put that link to what WAS written for Midnight Sun, I read it online, so it isn't really reading but close enough, and though it was repetitive in some ways, I loved learning WHAT was going through Edward's mind when he first smelled Bella and his reaction when Alice told them she and Bella would be BFF's! So thank you, I was SO sad that it stopped just as it got to the part where it was HIS turn to ask questions. Sad!!!
P.S. Check out this Friends clip that has HUGH LAURIE!! ♥♥♥♥ him!!!
Hey you, stop looking at me like that
I don’t want you staring at me
Like I’m something I’m not.
Don’t go wasting those praises on me
I’m just living my life
As hard as it may be.
Don’t look at me like I’m your Savior
I’m just as clueless as you
Look at me, really see me.
I’m just a person, not your bloody hero.
I don’t have the time to live my life for you
I’m still trying to figure it out for me.
So don’t you dare look to me for the answers that you seek.
I don’t wanna be on a pedestal
Where I can’t reach the ground.
It’s way too high in the air for me
And I’m likely to fall, fall down.
So don’t look at me with those eyes
As though I’m one to worship.
I’m just as confused as anyone else
About the way this world revolves.
Check out this lil girl, PERFECT PITCH.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
It is probably gonna seem strange to some people, especially people my own age, maybe even older than me, and definitely younger friends, but my personal favorite comedians are not what you'd typically suspect. No, not Adam Sandler, not Denis Leary. No it is not Jim Carrey or Chris Rock. Not even Robin Williams or Bill Cosby, both of whom I adore, can take the title of Wendy's favorite funny men.
Any guessers? I will give you a minute....
Well you'd probably be quite off the mark. My guys aren't even alive anymore, sadly, not just to me, but sad for the world! My favorite comedians are Lou Abbott & Bud Costello!!
My parents really have affected the things I love. LOL! We have been watching Abbott & Costello movies and specials as long as I can remember! I have seen basically every movie they made together and many specials, which are SO hysterical! I want to own the dvd's for their variety shows, though I am bored to tears while other people are on. If Lou and Bud are WITH them, then it can be funny as it always is, but I am more interested in a skit with my MY "fat guy and skinny guy" than any other stars of that time period.
Have any of you ever seen "Hold That Ghost"? It is my most favorite Abbott & Costello movie! You HAVE to see it, own it, rent it!! The moose head is my favorite, it is so good! Lou Costello is my fave of the two, the chubby one. He is absolutely adorable and the funny half as Abbott is the straight man usually...if you don't know what I mean and think Bud and Lou are gay now...we have nothing to talk about, go, shoosh, leave this place, I say!! Anyway Lou is usually the one made a fool of but Bud has done it too, so I love them both, and one without the other is like cookies with NO MILK!! It is an abomination!!
But Lou is my lil crush!
There have been so many movies they starred in, from a variation on Jack and the Beanstalk to movies with them in the Navy, etc. But my most fave of them are the ones where they face off against scary movie guys. Frankenstein, The Mummy, Jekyll & Hyde, etc. With Hold That Ghost being at the top of that list.
These are THE best of the best, though there are at least a dozen more that I consider favorites, so I am telling you, you will laugh your full head off, go rent these, they ROCK!!!
Friday, April 24, 2009
Kristina of Pulsipher Predilictions was my first bloggy friend, so when I found these things, that are just SCREAMING Kristina, I decided I would honor the wonder girl that is Kristina! If it had not been for her help in finding friends and her encouragement in the first days, I am not sure I would have kept up with this. But I have now found great friends and it all started with you!
This is all for you Kristina, these things made me bookmark them, because you popped into my head. Here is to Kristina and her true love, BACON!
And don't you worry, I have all these sites bookmarked, so if you want to order one of these, I have your back, girl!!
As they say on the site "Bacon is a powerful force and we are but disciples doing our part to spread the gustatory gospel. " As am I, for a friend!!
Mmmm you can even make your money look yummy with bacon!!
And look at the goodness that is this Kristina, Bacon FLOSS!!
Don't worry, I'm not done Kristina!!!
Bacon flavored JELLY BEANS!!!
Ohhhhh and Bacon flavored toothpicks!!"These slender sticks of wood are generously flavored with the unparalleled, drool-inducing flavor of bacon."
Oh-da-lally!! Look at this!!
mmmm Bacon gift wrap!!!!
What is this?!Why it's Gummy Bacons!!!
And oh-la-la Bacon Placemats!!
And a BAcon Air Freshener, just for hanging around your neck Kristina, with your Snuggie!!
And bacon TAPE!!
And here is one for Adam, an I PUT BACON ON MY BACON thong!!!
And for cold days in Utah, a Bacon scarf!!
Bacon Lip Balm Too, how do I find these things!! I am cool like that yeah! LOL!
And of course a bacon watch to tell when it is time to eat more bacon!!
THANKS for being an AWESOME friend Kristina!!!
No this was not a tag I found, but if anyone wants to borrow the idea to call attention to a friend, go ahead, just link back to me if you would!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Lets101 Quizzes - fun Myspace quiz
What the heck? I don't even swear! No clue what that is about.
Here is a video by an artist I think I may end up really liking. Emiliana Torrini:
Okay here are the changes I am pondering. I have had this background, etc since September when I started, should I change it? Should I ask Lee to make me one( think she could do SURFING faeries? LOL) with a header? Should I change my profile pic which is also my favicon? Should I keep the favicon as it is but change my profile pic? I have a few I am thinking of using if you guys think a new pic is in order.
This is really ON a lot, I made bold the things that are so me! And put little parenthesis for some comments.
June 22 - July 22
Cancer, the fourth Sign of the Zodiac, is all about home. Those born under this Sign are 'roots' kinds of people and take great pleasure in the comforts of home and family. Cancers are maternal, domestic and love to nurture others. More than likely, their family will be large, too -- the more, the merrier! Cancers will certainly be merry if their home life is serene and harmonious. Traditions are upheld (like how I won't let them change Christmas traditions, wow) with great zest in a Cancer's household, since these folks prize family history (holy crap!) and love communal activities. They also tend to be patriotic (hello born of the Fourth of July guys!), waving the flag whenever possible. A Cancer's good memory (go on quiz me on movies or tv I dare ya!) is the basis for stories told around the dinner table, and don't be surprised if these folks get emotional about things. (*sniffle* what?) Those born under this Sign wear their heart on their sleeve, which is just fine by them. (Not fine by me, but I can't seem to help it!)
Cancerians are quick to retreat into their shells if it suits their mood. No wonder these folks are called crabby! For Cancer, it's not that big of a deal, though, since they consider this 'shell' a second home (and they do love home). The flip side of this hiding is that shell-bound Crabs are often quite moody (yeah I will admit it). Further, in keeping with their difficulty in sharing their innermost feelings (aha I have an excuse now I am meant to be like this!), it can become a Herculean task to pry a Crab out of its secret hiding place. What to do? Give the Crab time -- eventually these folks will come out to play again. When they do, they'll be the first to say so, in keeping with the Cardinal Quality attached to this Sign. It's said that Crabs are first to laugh and first to cry (so true!), so you can bet they'll fill you in. That shell, by the way, isn't the only tough thing about Crabs. These folks are tenacious and strong-willed and like to get their way. (I admit it is true, I LIKE my way) If their well-documented kindness and gentleness doesn't do the trick, however, they're not above using emotional manipulation to make things happen. (no way!) If that still doesn't work, they'll just go back to their shell and sulk, or find a way to get back at the source of their pain, since Crabs can be rather vindictive. That said, any self-respecting Crab would tell you that they are ultimately motivated by protecting their home and loved ones, a most noble goal.
Cancerians have a retentive memory, particularly for emotionally laden events which they can recall in detail for years afterwards. (not the best thing either in some cases) they are strongly governed by childhood memories and since they live intensely in the past in memory and in the future in imagination, a chance meeting with someone for whom they had an unrequited love, even if they thought they had conquered the feeling, will easily rouse the emotion all over again.
Your element: Water ( I LOVE the water!)
Your ruling planets: The Moon ( I am a night owl!)
Symbol: The Crab (hmmm)
Your stone: Moonstone
Life Pursuit: Constant reassurance (sadly I need it) and intimacy
Cancer's Secret Desire: To feel safe -emotionally, spiritually, romantically and financially (Wow, dead on)
Cancer Traits Positive Traits
· Emotional and loving
· Intuitive and imaginative
· Shrewd and cautious
· Protective and sympathetic (no one messes with my family, no one...but me)
· Changeable and moody
· Overemotional and touchy (I think it's the whole heart on your sleeve, I am easily hurt)
· Clinging and unable to let go
The name Cancer is derived from Latin, literally meaning 'the crab'. Cancer has the characteristics of dreaminess (I am such a daydreamer!) , intuition, emotion and need for a safe retreat. Also known as the Sign of the Prophet or Teacher, Cancer is Negative in polarity. They also have a certain degree of spirituality. They have excellent memory retention skills. Cancerians are kind, sensitive and compassionate. ( I think I am) They are very domestic and love fortifying their home environment to their own satisfaction.
The Cancer character: Cancerians are like an emotional pressure cooker without a valve. (ooh I like that analogy!) They get so stressed-out that their normally shy behaviour can turn on others like a sudden earthquake. They worry to the point of paranoia and feel that everyone either uses them or ignores them. Most have an Oedipus complex. They also love to moan about everyone and enjoy gloating when someone's done better in life than you have. They employ cunning tricks to get what they want. Cancerians make useless psychologists but are excellent patients. (excellent patients? HA! Ask my former therapists!) They are better off not having a career. ( That was why I always thought I'd be a Mom, a career never really interested me more than that).
Such people are easily hurt by the slights of others. These are very complex people, sometimes appearing extremely strong and at other times to be as vulnerable as a child. (I do feel like that)
These people are remarkably good at accumulating things; indeed, they can be unwilling to throw anything out ( I AM a pack rat), even relationships that have passed their use-by date. They are generally over-anxious in financial matters, and make great efforts to gather in money; as a rule, they have unusual ups and downs in their early life and so they are compelled to work to keep ahead, but once they get on their feet they keep there. If channeled in the right direction, their enormous sensitivity can become a great source of strength. Once they overcome their touchiness and master their turbulent emotions, their intellect and imagination enable them to become a success in almost anything they undertake.
The main problem for them is to remember not to let the powerful, turbulent emotions of the moment crowd out their normally rational judgment. Their intuitions are reliable and should be trusted.
They are generally gifted with strong imaginations, and it is very easy for them to become excellent artists, writers, (woot!) composers, or musicians. At heart they are romantics and of a very loving and affectionate disposition.
On the other hand these people are perhaps the most sensitive natures from any other class of people and if aren’t recognized they quickly give up or get depressed and melancholy. Above all, they require encouragement and appreciation. Their deep sensitivity presents them with valuable and illuminating intuitions, especially regarding those they care for.
They often make excellent psychics, and usually have a yearning after the mysterious.
(Dude I am so interested in occult and magical things. I have seen lots of books on Wicca and faeries, etc that I woud love to seriosuly look through!)
They should never marry young, for their nature seems to change at different stages of life.
People born in this part of the year often reach very high exalted positions. In their home lives, however, they usually go through a great deal of trouble, and are seldom surrounded by happiness (aha!!), no matter how successful they may appear in the eye of the world.
Such people have deep love for what they call "their own people," for family customs and for tradition.
Cancer - The Sign of the Crab
The people born under the sign of cancer are very timid and are afraid of refusal more, than all other marks even summarized together. However, they are ambitious . Their way to success is similar with their symbol Cancer. They advance slow towards their aim, and then at the most unexpected moment they grasp the victim and just like a cancer strong holding it and do not let off. The moon operates the woman, and the men - cancer are not very aggressive in love . However, they create an attractive facade of naivety, that compels the woman to make the first step.
People who were born in this sign are the ones to whom others turn with problems, worries and life choice concerns. Despite their ability to support and nurture their pals, it is pretty difficult for them to make friends. This may be because they take friendship seriously and don't bother to indulge superficial associations. (This is so true I don't take friendship lightly at all, it is very serious!) Their affections or friendships last longest with those who are born in their own period, June 21 to July 20-27, or from October 21 to November 20-27, or from February J9 to March 20-27.
They are chiefly inclined towards gastric troubles, (geez louise I have sich tummy problems!) and they must be extremely careful in regard to shellfish and such things. Inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatism, are also likely to attack them, and trouble with the legs and feet. (Diabetic!) Physical fitness or sports activities can become important ways for you to work out emotional stress. Team sports are fun, for them can adopt team members as part of an extended family.
The colors most in harmony for them are all shades of green, (one of my fave colors) and cream and white.
Cancer has a deep inferiority complex, any hurt (both real and imagined), is brooded upon at length. ( I do feel inferior sad truth) Cancerians tend to look back at, and hold on to things from the past, they can be very possessive. They are inherently conservative in their outlook, but this does not get in the way of initiating change where they deem necessary.
over emotional, hypersensitive, moody, devious, changeable, self-pitying, unforgiving, unstable, gullible, untidy. (this I don't think is me)
Gastric disorders, heartburn, indigestion, obesity, ulcers.
Cancer Personality Profile
You will always find this loving person with a dear pet (Maxie!!) of some sort.
A few negatives:
Can be seen as selfish, rash and quick tempered. Sometimes coming across as quarrelsome and aggressive. Often emotional and highly sensitive. May show impatience at times, while also having a devious side. Is self pitying with an unforgiving and possessive tendency.
Cancer is very protective.
Cancer people are very protective and sympathetic to those around them. They are very capable of "feeling your pain" whether it be physical, financial or emotional. They will help out to, as long as it is clear they are not being taken advantage of.
When they are shining Cancer is sensitive and caring, kind and sympathetic, they have an urge to care for and nurture people. ( I think this is why I feel mom-like) This trait expresses itself particularly well with things concerning the family and home life. This can be considered the "softer" side of the Cancer personality. However lurking in the shadows is the hard side, which can be enterprising.
The Cancerian person tends to be kind and caring individuals with a natural sense to nurture and care for others, especially their loved ones. They are very protective and can be quite defensive at times. They may be emotional and sentimental often seeming to be extremely touchy. Cancerians make some of the best students and can learn most anything that they set their minds to.
Cancer Health Concerns
This zodiac sign having the tough outer shell of the crab also has it’s soft belly. Even though they may seem cool and in control on the surface, they quite often are prone to emotional disruptions. While desiring the feeling of security, uncertainty in life may cause the agitation, which in turn makes them susceptible to gastric problems.
Heartburn, gastric disorders and obesity (geez did they google me?!) are of major concern to the Cancerian. Although they are supportive of others close to them, they usually suffer in silence as they are not ones who communicate freely.
Water retention is also common among Cancerians. They should avoid high fat foods and learn to talk openly about things that bother them as to avoid any chances of stomach ulcers. Watch food intake as Canerians are often the greatest of worriers, which may in turn lead to overeating and an expanding waistline.
Cancerians sometimes experience trouble deciding between the ambitious, tough and outgoing side of their nature and the somewhat sensitive, inward looking part of themselves. This can cause inner conflict and mood swings, making it almost impossible for others to assess how they will react to a given situation.
Here are some interesting Cancer facts:
· * Ruled by the Moon
* Primary color is silver
* Birthstone is Pearl and Moonstone
* Lucky day is Friday
* Lucky numbers are 8 and 3
* Best location for success is: near or on water
The Cancer Sun Sign - Zodiac Sign Information
Cancer is the forth zodiac sign. Cancer represents the crab sent by the goddess Hera. According to Greek Mythology it gives lasting fame to the crab as it was sent to combat Hercules, Hera’s old enemy. As Hercules himself was embattled in his second series of the “Twelve Labors” with the destruction of the nine headed serpent “Hydra”. During the battle the crab was said to have nipped at Hercules’ ankles but was in turn crushed under foot. As the crabs reward Hera is said to have raised it to the heavens.
Well how interesting, it is weird really. Anyone should do this it is really fun, and if anyone has trouble finding something on them tell me and I will email you some stuff on your sign! ((HUGS))
Monday, April 20, 2009
Well I didn't get that many people leaving questions, but I did get some and I plan on answering them, right now! :)
If you could be born in any time in history, what time would that be?
I would have loved to have been a teenager during the 1950's. I love everything about that time period. Bobby socks, poodle skirts, juke boxes, etc. I love the movies and music from that time period almost as much as the movies and music of now. Marilyn Monroe is a personal hero of mine, having REAL curves, and being so admired for it. I love the idea of malt shoppes and saddle shoes and vinyl recordings. A time when having bonfire parties on the beach was okay and clean kids were not seen as being lame. I just think I would have fit into that time era, besides the one now.
And if you could instantly learn just one language, what language would you like to know?
As odd as it may seem it would be Gaelic. I love everything Irish, the landscapes, the jewelery, the clothing. And when I have heard Gaelic it is just so lyrical and beautiful to the ear, and it is so ancient, I would LOVE to speak it!
And what is the thing you most deeply desire?
As sad or lame as it might seem to be to most people, I would just like to be okay. Typical even. I am so tired of dealing with my disorders and feeling like I missed out on so much of my life because of all this crap. I want to feel like I fit in this world.
How has your taste of music evolved as you've gotten older?
Hmmm. I have always loved my parents music that has not changed. But as I have gotten older it is SO not if the group is hot or whatever. The beat has to capture me, or the lyrics have to speak to me. I have gotten really into lyrics, I might fall for a song that I would never listen to but then I hear what it is saying and bam, it is in myhead and heart forever.
Do you still listen to the same stuff you did in high school?
In some ways. In Jr. high it was all about NKOTB, I was a bloody nut, they covered my walls. In high school I listened to the radio and had songs I likes, even some bands. Like Ace of Base, etc. And when I feel nostalgic I listen to them. I have my faves on my IPOD, including all of my NKOTB songs, but you have to be in a throwback mood, in order for me to want to hear them.
Who was the biggest influence in your taste of music?
If we are talking about like, a friend, or relative, it would be my parents. I grew up listening to the Beach Boys, Buddy Holly, Frank Sinatra, etc, so I love these songs to this day. I have the oldies station set up on everything I have, I love it for me now. It was like what we were forced to listen to as kids but I loved it all, and it continues to be some of my favorite music. They don't sing like that anymore. If you mean a group/singer that has the most influence on me, that would be Superchick. As soon as I first heard them, their lyrics, and found out they were Christian singers too, I was hooked. This is when the lyric thing started, I really listened to what they had to say, and found I could relate the music to myself and my own life. And that is why they continue to be my favorite group.
What are your favorite books to read?
Well, not so much a reader in the last few years, but before, it was definitely romance novels. Julie Garwood, Jayne Ann Krentz, Catherine Coulter and Linda Howard were some of my faves. I also really liked Mary Higgins Clark, still read RL Stine and Chris Pike books. I have actually compiled a list of books I want to read when I start really reading again, there seems to be a lot of stuff out there now that I'd find cool, a lot of YA stuff too. And of course there will be 100's of romance books, but it would be the ones by my faves that I would buy and read first. I do miss my characters.
If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?
I would want to be able to fly, it wars with teleportation. I guess movement is the key. To be in another place in the blink of an eye sounds so cool, but I AM a nerd there are a lot of powers I would like to have. Power over fire. I would love to be a feral, strength and relexes of animals like big cats and lions, etc. I would love to be able to be telepathic or communicate with animals. There is just so much! But definitely FLY!
What's your favorite color?
I have two actually, blue and green, and of course the combination of the two. I find myself drawn to them all the time, I have so much stuff that is blue or green, especially clothes, so my family try and steer me towards other colors too. I do have a thing for brown now, I find some shades really beautiful and elegant. But blue and green just talk to me.
That is hard because what type are we talking here? My favorite meal of all time is roasted chicken, real mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole and stuffing. But my favorite 2 foods are cheese and then potatoes. Lately I am eating a lot of colby jack cheese snack bites, cheez-its and animal crackers. My recent fave food is Mrs. T's (I think) potato and cheddar pierogies, SO good! I also eat 1/3 less sugar Quaker choc chip granola bars daily. My fave thing for when I got hypoglycemic and NEED real sugars that have lasting power (sadly candy burns away real quick), is peanut butter on bread with milk or OJ. OJ is better when my numbers are really low. I am also really in love with Ore-Ida seasoned Steak Fries right now,mmmm potatoes! And Rice-A-Roni Rice Pilaf, so makes my tummy smile. LOL!
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Oh boy. How about where would I LIKE to be in 10 years, because with how things are and feel right now, I see no big changes. I would like to be happy in 10 years. Have all my disorders under control. Maybe have gotten over this shyness and have a lot more friends and go out and DO things.
If you won the lottery what's the first thing you would buy?
A home for my family in Florida. That way we could have the best of both worlds. A home here, where it really is home. And a home where we love to go to relax and have fun. And then I'd buy a jet, so we could fly back and forth whenever we felt like it and Max could go too!!
Do you feel that blogging has changed your life— if so, how?
Oh yes, most definitely, it has changed me. I got brave a little I think. When I started I thought it was just another thing I'd end up bailing on, because who cares what I think or feel. And then I began to write and people answered, that rose my braveness, so I started writing honestly from my heart about anything and everything, and I continued to make friends and have support. You have no idea how much the supprt from some of my friends means to me. Knowing there are people out there that can relate, people who I know are looking out for me, it just warms my heart. On this blog, I have gotten past my wall of absolute shyness and am completely myself. Yeah it has gotten me in trouble a time or two, my sarcasm/wit don't always come across in typed words, so I have had to fix things once or twice, but I try to be honest and explain what I meant and things worl out, because the last thing I want is to hurt any of the people who have made me fell WELCOME. I have really low self-esteem, so when I lose viewers or make a post that I really worked on and have 3 comments, I feel like...bad, like I am losing friends or doing something wrong, which could just be me, hopefully people read it at least...but I know I am my own worst enemy.
I have found friends who get me. Friends, it doesn't matter their age, heck my fave 16 year old, I feel I have the most in common with and I am proud of that. She rocks, I say she is an old soul and I just don't feel my age, but we are both way too mature for our ages. I have many married with many kids friends, and I am single and no kids, but I get what they are talking about, and as a former kid or teen, and someone who grew up in a house with siblings and babysat, I have stuff to add, and it is respected and I....well my friends rock, that sums it up. They make me feel not alone and like I am a worthwhile individual. Thank you my friends, it helps so much.
Hey everyone! This is a pic I finally got off of my Dad's laptop from Florida, he bought me that hat, they all said it was so me, LOL! Anyway, It is almost 1:30 am and I just got home from seeing Hannah Montana the movie, I missed the first 20 minutes (very sad I am), because I had to meet Kate there when she asked as the trailers started then no one was selling tickets!! Sure okay, I shouldn't have even been able to get IN, they had locked the doors but there were teen girls waiting for rides and they let me in. Then the guy behind the refreshment stand (closed by the way, and there were patrons for another hour and a half!!) was like I dunno. Then I went to guest services and that guy was like maybe go to the computer kiosks and buy it that way! I go, and they won't sell me a ticket for tonight's showing, so I go back, they call the manager, who finally sells me a ticket THERE, full price too, no being nice as I's missed 25-30 minutes by then. Katie was right, I should have just walked into the theater, no one was even around and she had the theater to herself!! Aggghh!!
Anyway, I L♥VED it!! The songs really were amazing! Sure there are a few roll your eyes part, as I am not a teeny bopper anymore, but I love me some teeny bopper movies anyway! I love my guilty pleasure!! And the ending, sure it would never happen in real life, things never work out that way, but I LOVED it so much, I was like YAY!!! It was such a nice movie, I'd totally see it again, and I WILL own it, LOL!
Anyway, on to Kate's bellydance gigs last night. The first one went so awesome! It was only like a 20 minute drive to get there and though they weren't of a nationality that knows what's what with bellydancing (Arabicd, Egyptians, etc know to tip and how, that dancers CAN love to have people get up there and shimmy with them, etc), they were so happy and having fun which made it more fun for Katie, and anyone she went up to got up with her and danced. She was worried about this crowd so we had a "kill the music" signal planned out, but they were all having such a ball she danced for the full 30 minutes and was happy...and sweaty, man you have no idea how much she is doing because it looks not difficult but she is very experienced and sweat buckets, so it must be really a hard workout! We got out of there at the perfect time, because we had to drive an hour now to get to her second gig.
Now let me tell you a little back story about this second gig. Olga who hired Katie acted all "what?! $200 for a a half hour, that it too too much for me" so Katie foolishly lowered it to $175, after she was beating herself up because she really shouldn't do that and it will take like 25 bucks of gas just to get there, so she was mad at herself. And when we arrived there last night, she was PISSED. They lived in a mansion. Ginormous home people. She brings us in and we think she is leading us to a room where Kate can get ready, but she brings us into one of the rooms with guests and was like expecting Katie to take off her clothes and start right then...uhmmm NO. She needs to take off her cover up, get her zills out, fix make-up, etc. SO we were like NO, we need a bathroom at least, as we walked by samurai swords in display cases and Faberge eggs displayed in glass. The bloody bathroom didn't just have marble floors, the marble was the walls and ceiling too, ohhh Kate was mad. The lady conned her. The performance started and the Olga had barely put it on, you could hardly hear it, and as she danced, theres was this one guy making comments that were making me feel very violent. "Ohhhh did you father her illegitimate kid Mannerd (b-day boy)?!! haha", "take your top off honey!". I was so full of rage. Then Katie was doing the part where she gets people up to dance with her and then they get to pick the next person she goes up to. She goes up to this man, not far from me, and he is like No, really mean like and says it twice more, then he goes "Don't you understand no?!! I said NOOO!!", and she stopped dancing and said so people could hear (because that is so rude to a performer to embarass her like that) "didn't you hear ME? I said fine, is there anyone you'd like to see dance?" and he was all "ahhhh ummm no" and his wife and daughter looked so embarassed by him. Then they actually had the gall to start he cd up AGAIN, and she was like uh NO. And excused herself, curtsied and fluttered off. That guy ruined the whole night for her, she was so furious, and so was I. He didn't even LISTEN. She never makes anyone who is uncomfortable go up against their will, so she switched to who would you like to see and he never even listened, he just talked down to her. The woman refused to give me the money, which was weird as I was obviouslu there WITH her and everyone else always gives me her money. And she gave the exact money, she had no intention of tipping her. Which really makes me mad, because do you know how many pictures they took of Kate, and they don't ask, don't give her money in order to post pictures, etc. They just do it and she gets nothing and usually no recognition, like this was Katie of so and so website, hire her, she is great. Rrrrrrrrr. LOL.
Anyway we decided we wanted to go out to eat, it was about 10pm and we wound up going to a Japanese restaurant Kate had been to. When we pulled up she asked if I would try the Hibachi, as she knows I oly like chicken tempura, but I decided I'd be brave. I LOVED this place, and want to go back already! It is called Kumo:It was so pretty inside and the staff was so nice. We both ordered the chicken and filet mignon hibachi, Katie got the salad with Ginger dressing, but I ordered the clear soup. I thought maybe, just maybe it would be MY clear soup which they no longer even had in Disney World, and guess what?!! IT WAS!!! It was SO good! Katie was going to get me 2 orders to go at the end but they closed the kitchen 5 minutes before closing and said NO...*sob*!!
We both said we wanted the noodles, Katie told me I had to try them (I think I'd have preferred the rice as I can't really eat pasta stuff and it was spicy!) and I had no idea if I liked sesame seeds but Kat does so she was like YES LOTS.
Our hibachi chef came out and threw all the food on the grill, first making a big fire. He was so adorable, a lil old Japanese man whose accent was SO thick! He did this trick where he built a tower with onions and filled it with sake and lit it on fire and said it was a birthday candle! So cute! Look at my plate, I SO brought home plenty of extra!
I know now, I do not like the noodles that much, but I was happy I tried them, and I LOATHE sesame seeds, I just had no idea I would find them hot and annoying to crunch down on. I really wanted to have a dessert but like I mentioned the kitchen was CLOSED. I can't wait to go back, I am going to get 2 bowls of Clear soup to eat ASAP and try the chicken tempura from them, I have a feeling it is going to be SO excellent!!
We picked up hot fudge sundaes on the way home from McD's and called it a night!
I will be getting the questions together and answering them either for tommorrow or Tuesday, so please feel free to add your questions still!! Have a great night, I am going to dowload me some Hannah Montana songs!!
Ambien-induced by Wendyburd1 at 1:21 AM
Saturday, April 18, 2009
As I will be gone to at least 1 in the morning tonight helping Katie with her 2 gigs, I will be way too tired to post about any mad adventures we may have, so I decided to take a page from Lee's book. Awesome Lee from Perpetual Burn, duh people!
I would really love it if you guys asked me questions and then I can answer. Ask/remind your other bloggy bff's that I am around and have them ask questions and I will answer them all, and probably honestly too! So how about it folks? What would you like to know, ask as many as you want!!
*Disclaimer - any disgusting questions will be nixed, I have no tolerance for innapropriate behavior/lameness! You know what I mean sickos!
I know you are all going to be so excited, I am going to give you a picture tour of my room! Stop the screams of excitement, it is deafening!! I also have a few before and afters as some changes were made today...and I have the agonizing pain in my back where I pulled something to show for it. I talk a lot about my collections and things about my room, so I figured why not invite them in, and when I talk they can picture what I am talking about. What do you think, stupid? If stupid, please let me know first commenters and I will take it down!!
This is my bookcase and one of my necklace/perfume bottle holders.
This is the Tink wood carved statue I just got. I ♥ Tink!
This is maybe half of my tv dvd's, I keep the creme de le creme in my room! The others and the ones I have yet to view, are in the tv room and coat closet (we have a dvd case there). Oh and I have Tru Calling and Dark Angel downstairs right now, as I am/was watching them.
This is some of my PIG collection, dolphins and pigs are my favorite. Oh and you can see my fave lotion company Dionis, they use goats' milk, it is so yummy, after Vaseline Intensive care, it is my FAVE! Shenandoah Rose, Virginia Hyacinth and Blueridge Wildflowers are THE best scents! I am dying for them to make them perfumes!
This is my closet. No walk in for Wendy.
This is my tee collection, well half. The rest I put away for winter or I am not into right now. Oh and there are about 10 down in the laundry room at least. I am obsessed!I squeezed my "sanitary" needs in my closet. Plus I use baby powder every day and this helps it get into the rest of my room much less. Yes I literally am IN the closet. Poor me!
This is my TV stand, with both a vcr and a dvr. The lil white and black dog with the pink boa is OX (as in Oxygen) one of my surgery stuffed animals. Morph (morphine) the monkey is in the tv room.This is what was on my nightstand. Notice the lotions. And I loves me lip stuff!This is my Noni's hope chest, before I changed it up today. I kept my perfume tray and my Carousel Jewelery box (it reminds me of how the Carousel of Progress used to look) and other what nots.This is my corkboard. Mementos, pics of fam, friends, MAX, quotes, etc.
And my round table and the corner of my long dresser, very cluttered with junk. Which I took the pic so you wouldn't see. I am so bad I know. LOL!
This is perfume bottle collection and necklace holder number 1, that is the one that hangs over my bookcase.
And this is the second one that hangs up over the dresser. Aren't they beautiful? I love them! So girly of me! Heehee!
So there were some changes made today, which have made my room even more squished, but once I am the only occupant it will look good I think. But it is fine for now, everything fits...well kinda. I went with Mom and Sam to look at the crash den areas of two furniture stores. I have been looking for a stand up bureau for 6 months ( I want to put the dresser in the basement and take the love seat I was promised and put it in my room and have a bureau in the corner...kitty cornered...well someday kitty cornered), and Sam decided she wanted one now. I never thought I would find one that was somewhat cheap and ME, and Sam didn't expect to find anything because she had been at Bob's two days before. But like my Mom had said, they put new rejects in there every day. Anyone on the east coast knows Bob's Discount Furniture...his commercials make you want to gouge your eyes out, they are that annoying. But I found one prefect (dark) for Sandy and she found one that she says screams me, it is kind of beachy and I love that look. SO poor Dad hooked up the trailer to the car, drove down and helped us get them home and carry them up the flight of stairs. That was when I hurt my back (and pretty sure the chiro would consider this stress on my head and neck...oops), but we still had Sandy's which is HUGE compared to mine and her drawers don't come out so it was SO freaking heavy!! And then it happened, I got it stuck in my brain, that even though there really was no room for it and we were all hurt, I wanted the long dresser out of my room then and the love seat up the 2 flights of stairs. I was determined and okay, way OCD, and it caused arguing though I was willing to attempt it on my own. Anyway so here are the changes made to my room.This is where the long dresser was, but now there is my love seat. That would be my Mom's bed that I have to crawl over to SIT on it, but I do love it being in my room now and my pillows look cute on it I say.This is my new dresser, real close to my nightstand and bed I know, but once the twin bed is out, I will kitty corner it and it will look good. Oh and obviously my bed and nightstand will be moved down to make plenty of room.
This is the top of my bureau now. My perfumes, knick-knacks, and my favorite figurine, that tortured soul, it reminds me of how I feel a lot of the time.This is my hand blown and scribed Wendy jar, I got it in Florida about 8 years ago.And lastly, this is my hope chest now, totally rearranged and yup that IS my awesome Gizmo doll that sings!!Isn't he Adorable?!! I ♥ Gizmo!