Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Peepers...I Mean Twitters

Hi Everyone!

Well everyone has been razing me about not Tweeting! Now when I was young if you were a "Twit" that as a bad thing! HA! I guess that is why they call them "Tweets" Ha! People can call me old, but I just don't see why everyone has to know everything I'm doing. I don't want them to know what I'm doing!!!! I would half jokingly say I don't want people to know I'm going to the bathroom, taking a shower or feeling hormonal and eating chocolate and shopping. (Yes, if it is at the same time...oh boy stay away! Ha!)

I remember the guys who lived in our brother residence hall would call and tell us they could see us...probably with binoculars! They would describe what we were doing, what we were wearing etc. Now I thought that was a Peeper! Of course some girls purposely kept their windows open, but many times that was to tease them, especially to make an old boyfriend jealous! HA! I know but life isn't fair! ;-) Now we have a piece of technology, that while is not a video (YET) where we tell others where we are and what we are doing. Who developed this, the former Peepers? Man they gotta be working on the video one aggressively now. Some guy who wants to track his girlfriend? Ok, so it could be the opposite way but geez talk about an obsessive mate having means now. The stalkers and pedophiles will love this. My younger siblings and students etc tell me how ridiculous I am being and that I am just getting old. Ah Ha! Right!

Apparently some women Tweeted that she is having a miscarriage! People, come on! Call me old, I don't care! I just find this totally reprehensible! And not the idea of her comments on abortion, though I don't like the indifference personally, but that is her choice and not a viewpoint I would have but...I just don't want to know things like that from strangers. I'm not a Peeper! HA! Who would want to know? Ok, so maybe you would want a mate or friend, but that is what email, texting and the phone is for. If we extend the intimate boundaries to the rest of the world, then what is left private to your close personal friends or your mate? Perhaps that is an issue? People have less and less close personal relationships. It is turning into all electronic friends. I'm sorry but there are things I would only tell my mate. This is the wonderful bond we have. The idea that you feel so close to one person you can share these things with trust. Then again, I do know friends who discuss with "the girls" things about their guys that there is no way I would. Especially the idiots who brag about their mate's masculineness and bedroom (or wherever) skills. First, it is likely not true if you are boasting, but I'll let that go. If it was, then you wonder why other women go after your mate. Come on! If I had a good thing I'm not about to tell others! He's mine! I guess people like to brag what car they have etc so mate is no different. Great just another "thing" you have or to make you feel better than someone else. Ugh! Who cares? Is it a contest? How you do you really know what you have is so much better than someone else? Mine's better, no Mine's better...????? No one critically thinks, maybe the things they do you would not like or vice versa! It is all a personal opinion, your individual preferences...he is great for you and that is wonderful but may not great for someone else.

Ok, so some say Twitter is for family and friends to know quickly. You don't have to text all of them, they can just check your twitter. Maybe, but again do I want them all to know? I would suppose if it was private ok, but if the whole world can view? I know to some extent blogs are even doing the same thing. We all know we discuss our personal lives, family, health etc. So what is the difference? There seems to be one for me. Maybe others do not think so, but perhaps it is the idea of the manner or purpose. With blogs you have a circle of people who read with context, more developed information, and many times to help others or seek advice. Again perhaps it is the particular content also of what is for a personal journal, a mate, family, friends or the whole world to know.

I just think you can't argue you have the right to your privacy against the govt, church etc for what you do in your home with your family (though I'm not saying abusing etc!) and in the bedroom and then you go and tweet "Doing it doggie style!" A celebrity, who is more likely to have many more viewers than I would, can't complain people are hounding them when they go to dinner and they Tweet where they are! You can't have it both ways! So please keep your privacy and don't peep on me! Unless I purposely have my blinds open! HA! Just kidding!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Risk is Worth It!

Well, for the first time tonight I rented a movie from one of those red box things in Wal Mart. Hey Matthew for $1! The older lady greeting everyone said she has been meaning to try it & I said Matthew will do it! HA! She laughed & we had a lovely chat. Oh she was sweet so...

I missed this movie in the theater which I can't believe because I so wanted to see it. I was waiting for it to become available to rent. I felt like Romance tonight! It was good but it turned out to be another guy who thinks he has it all figured out & he is the one who is totally clueless...well technically not...DENIAL! Ya, Ya, I know why, it is not just guys. The whole been hurt so now I won't let that happen again thing. And yes, I do understand that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And it is nice to see him finally realize closing your heart just leads to hurt and more pain, it is a good message to remind people of. Reminded me of The Ugly Truth. Same idea really. Guy who is also all macho, womanizer, never admit to having a feeling & thinking women are the complete morons & feel and think too much, when really they have just been hurt and don't want to admit, until later, it is worth risking being in love again. And think about it, in both cases the men do not take the risk, so they almost lose their love of their life. If only real life could be more like a movie and they would learn the lesson and take the risk...even when they may think it is too late.

Well then Father of the Bride 2 (remake) was on and God the hormones must have kicked in between the two movies & I was bawling and God must have been rolling his eyes at me at what I was saying to him...just like all the other guys! HA! All I know is he better know what he is doing because so far I really wonder!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fall is Here!!!

Well Fall is here! And nothing says fall like BOOTS!!!! YUM! Man I saw these in my Carson's email & almost died. Only problems is the heels! Can't wear those anymore. Maybe I can get them & get them reheeled a bit lower? Probably have to wait for them to go on sale. $170.00 for boots with the economy the way it is???? Not going to happen.

We had some rain last night & this morning & boy did the trees turn yellow overnight! And by afternoon, some hand significant leaf loss. Mother Nature really put on the show for today. Still need some color change but good start into the season. Tomorrow it will be 80 but after that it looks 70s & high 60s. May be the last day of 80s so I'll have to get out & enjoy it a bit.

And hey the Cubs won again...Woo Hoo!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Patrick's Sat Six!

My answers to Patrick's Sat Six:

1. A friend of yours goes grocery shopping with you and goes to the meat department and buys a small pack of fresh ground chuck. You ask what she’s going to cook for dinner and she explains that the chuck is for her dog. How would you react?

Well considering the problems with some of our meat??? If it is once in a while? My vet wants my babies to eat chicken livers but they won't eat it. If the vet wants it then fine.

2. Another friend dares you to eat a dog biscuit: would you give it a try?

Hmmm? Is it homemade? Probably try that first than something commercial with all the recalls lately. Hey Tom Hanks did in Turner & Hooch! :-)

3. Vets usually recommend more expensive brands of food for pets. How much of a difference do you think there would really be between a brand you could pick up in a store or a specialty brand?

LOTS!!! Some have crap in them! Read labels! No different than some of our food! Frozen food loaded with sodium & preservatives, soups too! Eat fresh!!! And Organic!

We are about equal!

5. Who has more toys: your pets or you?

Hmmm right now me. I took almost all of their old toys & threw them out. Musty smell. I'm slowly buying them new ones but then again they just like the tops of hairspray bottles etc.

6. Whose bed do you think is more comfortable to sleep on, yours or your pet’s?

You are assuming it is different! They sleep with me at night & Dusty stays on my bed pretty much all day. Country sleeps in the store bought beds and he seems to like them. My mattress is old though. I want to get a select comfort!

Yes, I'm Still Alive!

Hi Everyone!

Yes, I'm still alive. I know, I know, I'm not sure why I'm not posting on this blog? I don't think it is "nothing to say" so then??? We'll just have to see I guess.

Well, Summer is totally over with Labor Day Weekend gone. We are heading into our 4th week of classes. I taught 3 classes this summer & then had about 2 weeks off. I needed more! Lots going on at work. New president so that is a wait & see how things change or don't? We are going into a negotiation year so that is always fun! HA! Turmoil everywhere with the country & jobs & no different with us. We have 450 more students on campus than we normally do. We have no parking!!! They have them parking along the side streets & in the grass. Incredible. All our sections closed, and I don't know the last time that happened and this is my 14th year. Lots of students saying they rather go cheaper rather than go to a University right away. Alot of people out of jobs also going back to school.

Today was a bummer. I stopped for a red light, what I thought, and someone rear ended me. He says it was green. You know "red" and "green" is quite different? I can see him saying it was yellow & just turned or something on whether you think a driver in front of you may stop or go through but??? I don't know happend fast. I saw him in my rear view mirror & saw that he was not going to stop without hitting me so I tried to go a bit further but he still hit me. The cop said still there is no violation even stopping on a green. I said, "I know, what if I had to stop fast for an animal or a kid on a bike etc?" and he said, "Yes, I'll be having a discussion with him about safe distance to stop etc." Not too much damage on my car but enough that I am going to take it in to be fixed up. Ugh. My baby will be 2 yrs old in Dec so I am not happy about that. He had more damage small Nisson but just a bit more, no major smashing in etc. No one hurt & that is what is most important.

Been quite sad everything happening lately with our country...assumptions and so much hate going around. Pastors even saying he doesn't consider someone killing the president murder & wishing one of God's children Cancer. Ugh!!! Very sad.

Hey...did you all see the new Sean Connery Ad for Louis Vuitton? OMG!!! YUM! Now, I'm not thrilled with some of his macho attitude being nasty toward women in the past but I must say next to Pierce he is my next favorite Bond. Does he come with the bag, because I've never even thought of getting one but if that was the deal I just might! HA!

Lets see what back is ?? Better. Certainly better than May but last couple of days my right hip & between my shoulder blades has been acting up. My toe is still broken, 11 weeks! I go back next Fri. He is still taping it up. He said I need to stay off it but if it doesn't hurt I'm on the go.

My cousin is due to have a baby in the next week. I saw her last weekend & she looks very good & was 1-2 cm already. I'm very excited for her & to have another member of our family & a baby around again. My one niece is 18 yrs old & the other 12 now! UGH!

The temps are going down already, we are seeing 70s for highs and the trees have been turning colors & dropping leaves already. UGH!!! I don't mind a long fall but I hope we don't have a nasty cold winter.

Well that is it for now but I'll try to post again soon.

Monday, July 6, 2009

I Can Get Married Now!

I started this a while back & never finished it. So here you go with a bit added from this past week!

Oh I know, I know...I'm so bad. Incredibly busy. Well I was checking out the new Willow Trees for ideas for my b-day...yep 2 weeks ago...and I saw they had a cake topper. OMG I love it. I love the expression. So comfortable & secure and loving. That is what I would want! Maybe that is why I couldn't get married until this was made? Although the next problem is I love the bride dresses from when I was in my 20s! Ugh! I don't like many of them they make today! Do you remember the puffy shoulders & then the points that came down to you index finger. :-) The V boddess, hanging bead head pieces...ha! I don't like the strapless today at all. And NO butt bows!

You know last week I was talking to 2 of my students after class & he said "Our kids" and so then I said, "Ok, since you said that I have to ask..." Yep, they are married. Just married in May. No one could really tell in class. Seemed like they knew each other but that is about it. So then I got the story. It was soooo inspiring. They met when she was 9 yrs old! HA! Then nothing until she was graduating from 8th grade & they met again. He asked her to prom not realizing when she said she was graduating that it was from 8th grade! HA! Well, when I was 14 yrs old I had 19 yr old guys after me so....puberty came quite early! They dated a bit a few yrs later & broke up & then later met but both were married with kids. Then time past again & both were divorced. Her son was participating in Boyscouts & he was the leader. Well after 5 yrs of dating & making sure the kids were ok with it etc they are now married. They were so cute describing the journey. He would add a part & then her. I asked him, "When you met her when she as 9 yrs old did you think you would marry her?" She then smiled & said, "Ya, I'd love to know too" and he smiled & really authentically said, "Yes!" I could not believe it. He said that ya he gave up at one point & thus got married to someone else, but it was something he very much wanted. They then commented how they complement each other on their personalities, which I could definitely see. And get this, he is taking the class with her because they neither finished college and she wanted to start back up & he took it to support her. OMG that is just so wonderful. It was such a lovely, inspiring story. He is Lutheran & she is general Christian. Just something about the idea that life's journey takes you in many different directions but if you are meant to be you will eventually be together you know. We discuss that, like my brother and his divorce but if he did not get married I would not have my little niece nor they their children. God sometimes just has different plans. Maybe someday it will work out like that for me! God knows what wedding dresses will look like then! HA!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Big Ouchie!

Man, this just does not seem right! I soaked my toe this morning & it just keeps hurting even frozen. Then I was watching the Cubs later and feel asleep for a few hours. Well I had been skimping on my Zs lately so I probably needed it. I was going to sleep-in this morning, but ended up just waking up. At least when I woke up I found the Cubs did not totally bomb their lead. :-) This toe though is just killing me and I'm not a happy camper right now. I did a bit of shopping & watched a ball game & had a bite to eat at the bar in Lone Star. Had them give me a regular coke and then I got a shot of rum to put it in it. I figured tall glass diluted more & they can add more coke. HA! Well the Tylenol & Motrin is not doing the trick! When I got home I soaked my "little piggy" again. Ok, so I found the rum way back in my fridge & put a bit in my cranberry juice now too. HA! I know that sounds soooo bad but you know I have bottles in the fridge for years now. I really don't drink I swear.

I have to go downtown (Chicago) tomorrow for my back treatment though but at least I don't have my night class since it ended last week. It will be nice to just come home & relax.

OMG I'm watching some kind of movie called "Evolution" with David Duchovny and Julianne Moore...HA! It is sooo pathetic but funny too. I'm going to have nightmares! HA! I use to watch Creature Features, Twilight Zone & Son of Svengoolie with my dad when I was a kid...nothing! Now...UGH! Must be some type of adapting you get older you need that guy next to you when you sleep for when you wake up with nightmares! HA! I think the guys planned all this don't you? Ha! OMG that movie so stupid! HA! But hey it kept me laughing & that takes pain away so...

Well the movie is over. I should try to get some sleep so I will be perky tomorrow. At least the Taste is over. Man Friday the trains were so crowded and loud from the Taste & everyone going to see the fireworks. Maybe I should freeze my foot again before I go to bed. See now there is another reason to have a guy...he could warm up my foot then. HA! Later!

P.S. Dan...nope no Facebook sorry! Can't seem to see the point of that or Tweeter!