Monday, November 24, 2008

She's The One!

My Cousin email this passage below. One of those forward to a million people or you will have locust tomorrow emails. HA! I do like this though! It reminded me of My Big Fat Greek Wedding where she says she was "Frump (sp/?) Girl" and he says he doesn't remember "Frump Girl" but he does remember her....sooooo sweet. Yes the "What Not To Wear" people would just go nuts with her but the idea is what he sees. Sometimes I think all the glitz can be a problem. If that is what is important to you then what do you really value you know. I mean eventually that make-up does come off, the hair is totally wild in the morning, especially...ok just use your imagination...and one just is not always their best selves every moment.

Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will stay awake just to watch you sleep. Wait for the guy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in your sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, Wait for the one who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares about you and how lucky he is to have you. Wait for the one who turns to his friends and says,".....that's her."

Ok, so "hot" can be good sometimes too but I think you get the idea! I think this equally goes for how a woman thinks of a man as be proud of them etc I LOVE holding hands!!!! And if he does in public...major heart points. So what else would you add to this? Oh & tonight on Boston Legal...Jerry tells Katie she is the most intelligent & Beautiful women he has ever met! So wonderful. And Carl saying he wants Shirley to be with him the rest of his wonderful. Ha...I have One Fine Day on now & George Clooney's character is telling Michelle Pfieffer's character she is the most beautiful women he has ever seen in his life.

Ok, so the question is do you express to your significant other in this way still? Hmmm? I love when I see elderly men still talking about their wives like this.

Friday, October 31, 2008

My Choice

Hi...Well this is quite strange blogging here now. Not that I haven't used blogger before but just for my AOL thoughts it seems strange. AOL has an item again on wedding rings & what they say about you. But they do not include many other shapes like Pear & Heart. If I had a choice, and a prince who wanted to give me one ha...I would love the heart shape. I know dripping romantic but that is me! Doesn't have to be huge or really any particular size. And quite frankly it is just a symbol and not something that I NEED to have for someone to tell me how much they love me & are devoted to me nor for me to tell them.

I also like unusual or maybe just unique is the idea wedding bands. Isn't this one cool!

And look at this one...I didn't know what this meant until just now! 'Mo Anam Cara' translates into English as 'My Soul Mate'. Pronounced, 'Muh Onum Kara'. Oh boy do I love that idea! I love looking at other cultures.

What do you think?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to let you know that I am in the middle of finals (ugh should be can see how I wasn't doing good!) week & yesterday my Uncle Ken passed away very suddenly. He went in the ER Monday, they said Pneumonia & he was gone the next day. He was just at my folks house on Fri. I still can't believe it. My heart aches sooooooooooo bad right now & I have to get my midterms done now sooner since I will be heading up north for the services Thurs evening & funeral Fri morning.

I do plan on moving my journal. I may start to work on it next week. I haven't been really keeping up on alerts except for those that pop up & say you moved. I clicked on them & bookmarked them for later. I'll let you know when I move.

I'd really appreciate any prayers you can offer for his family & all of us. I really still needed him in my life. Now I only have my great uncle (Godfather) to bug me about when I'm going to get married! :-(

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


What the H! I just read my email about J-Land disappearing. What is going on? I guess all those big Ads did not work huh! Blogging is at an all time high & they get rid of this feature. What is that all about. Who is working for this company. That is it, now I have to move everything & that was the only reason I kept my AOL browser & actually paid to have the help services. Well they are going to lose my monthly bucks now! It is going to take me forever to move everything over? I'm not totally clear reading various blogs if we have to move each one separately or they are going to find a way to do it nice for us? I guess I'll start on it this weekend? It is going to be getting nippy outside now so I suppose this will give me something to do while I wait for exams to get done.

I'm soooo sad my cozy home is going away. It feels like everyone is just leaving the center circle & going in all kinds of directions. Please let me know where you will move to so I can bookmark you. Well at least I won't have to see the cheezy tabloid news stories they have on their homepage. Have you been noticing that lately? Geez! Worse & Worse. Then it is so slow they just reword something for the same story.

Well, I'm not sure if I'll go to blogger or see if there is someplace else better? I would love more creativity? I hope my screenname is free somewhere to use? Well as Pooh says..."Oh Bother!"

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Revoke His Butt!

OMG!!!! I want heads! This is just pathetic! Did you see Lovely Mr. Edwards gets off going 120mph! No not the political one! Star struck my butt! That officer should be fired! If he does not value everyone else's lives on the road then he is not in the right profession. What part of TO SERVE & PROTECT does he even understand because to me he does not understand it at all! Who is he serving & protecting? Edwards and maybe his own butt. What if an accident happened after that & someone was injured or killed? Right! And Edwards...that man's license should be revoked. And if he makes decisions like that then what other types of decisions is he making poorly! He should not be allowed to be a father...did he have a kid in the car? They don't say....and sure there was a sick person! His wife or girlfriend better have the baby coming out of her...I want to see a head & even then 120 is stupid he should have pulled over & called an ambulance! The man should be drained of all his Testosterone! And any woman who would go out with a moron like that should have everything revoked & denied also! Where are we on this living on MARS idea...lets put them all on there...or they can have our dying planet & we'll take a new one.

And where is the NFL on all this stupidity? Apparently they also have a Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. Just like Steroids! They should have a code of conduct that the players have to represent even off the field. Heck if some HS & Colleges have it & they should all have it. They should be the examples of what to do. You get paid that kind of money you better prove you deserve it. Even then I would argue the should be the awesome officers, firemen & teachers getting higher salaries. Especially all those who had to deal with this train wreck this weekend. That had to be soooo difficult on their hearts. If we didn't have people to do this we have to have goofy men jacked up on Testosterone tackling each other and flashing their bling in our faces and acting like morons...that is more important right? Don't get me wrong I love football but not what it has become! I wonder if tickets or court on this ticket is a public record. I'd love to write a lovely email to that officer. Yes, I'm furious! I hope all the other good officers on his dept really give it to him.

And if we have zero tolerance on alcohol & drugs etc then there should be a line on this too. Take his car away just like they do for drugs. This is way over the top.

Friday, September 12, 2008



Talked to Dr. Z. a bit ago. My toe/foot is hurting worse this week than last. I thought well maybe it gets worse before it gets better. He once told me that as it heals it will hurt. He said there are 4 nerves in the toe so if it is swollen it may hurt more. Told me to get off my foot & ice it! It doesn't seem swollen YES it is on ice now! Still hurts. This is with ES Tylenol. We'll see how it is next week. Guess no big shopping this weekend. HA! Didn't really plan to anyway.

I'm pooped though. I laid down for about 25 min & he had called so...gotta figure out something for dinner. I wanted to see Swing Vote but I don't see it anywhere near. Did it not do well? When did it come out? Anyone see it? I bought a John Cusak movie I wanted to see & apparently either it too did not do well & was out of the theaters quick or somehow I missed it. It is called Grace is Gone. Anyone seen that one? It says "Performance of his Career" on it? 2 Golden Globe Award Nominations? I like him so much. I think he has a lot of potential. He is adorable....and HOT! ;-) So I should figure out something to eat & then sit down & relax & watch this.

I'm heading up north sometime this weekend to spend some time with my little niece. I miss her soooooooooo much. Can't wait to hear all about her new school and the cute boys...omg...she is boy crazy! My classroom has been at 75 degrees now & they have norm to 76 so? Still a bit warm for me but not as bad at least. Today no migraine at least. Sometimes once I get them it lingers for a few days on & off so...

Now my toe is frozen! HA! I saw my ex yesterday & didn't talk to him directly but he was near & teased me a bit. I figured that is a good sign when a guy teases you right...well that he doesn't have like a vodoo doll of me right! HA! We are getting drenched here & I think more will come as that Hurricane goes through TX...OMG have you seen that size of that thing? WOW! Crazy! Ok, gotta go for now...more later...

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Not Too Bad

Hi Everyone!

Well it wasn't too bad. He didn't see too much with my toe on the x-ray at first (quick!) look but thinks I have a  compression (stress) fracture on the foot where my toe meets my foot...or just under that...the spot I said it hurt. He taped up my toe and my top part of my foot. He could not believe my orthoped for my knee wanted to tape the two toes together. I told him I told the doc but he wouldn't believe me. I said write him a letter. He asked who it was. Great he is going to love me now...ha!

Dr. Z. made fun of me...I think he always tries to...what is it with men & teasing! HA! He asked me if I was Italian...I didn't know why at first. I said "whacked" my toe. Oh like Italians are the only ones that uses that word. I'm American Indian...they whack scalps..ha! Then later when I said my toe looked "icky" until Sun he told the nurse to put "icky" down on the file. I wanted to just kill him. He is like well your a prof you'd think your vocabulary would be higher. I said well I'm not teaching kindergarteners and saying "potty" at least. HA! Got to go back in 2 weeks. He told me I could use the ES Tylenol & the topical Ketoprophen but not to overdue it that the pain is telling me something...stay off. Right! I treadmilled an hour Sun. It wasn't making me limp or anything so. He told me I could wear a sandal, ya as it is getting cooler & my gym shoes were fine.

Well....later I'm walking "OUCH!" I called & left him a message that it hurts more now than it did and to tell him "Ouch" or Oueee (how do you spell that?) and ask him if that is a high enough vocabulary word...saying he would know what that means! HA! Ya, sure he says "compression" and I'm like wait slow down & explain in everyday terms...stress fracture..ok, that I know. Sometimes people can have too high vocab. I'm reading my text now & they occasionally have words I'm looking up & I know my students will not know. Heck, we have students not at the college level reading have to just make it plain & simply. Like when I talk about Reliability I say, "What does it mean to have a Reliable friend?" Then for Validity, "What does it mean when someone says, That is a valid point/statement?" Then you put it back in research context. Of course I do have an 11 yr old niece around that I'm talking to so...besides talking like that "Icky" etc just makes it seem less severe to me I guess. He is such a putz! HA! But he takes care of me sooo I gotta give him that credit & to some extent isn't that true of all men! HA! Oh well most you know. Not the psychos out there...ha!

Well it is hurting now through my Tylenol...ugh. I'm still getting migraines pretty much everyday for part of the day? It was 75 in my classroom today. Not too bad with small classes but with 40+ students & there body heat crammed in like sardines...not as good. It is starting to go away now I think? I didn't sleep much last night? Maybe 3-4 hours? Hopefully tonight I will better.

Well...more later...

Sunday, September 7, 2008

I'm a Finalist!

I am a finalist in this week's Caption of the Week (Click)! (I don't know why AOL is not having this underlined when it publishes. It is when I'm in edit mode?) 

Mine is the "Backyard" one, but just vote for who you like the best...that is the fun!

Yep my kitties have a new DVD with nature & fishies etc. It also autoplays! YA!  Ducks are quacking you think that is symbolic for anything right now? HA!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Besides Being A Tigger...


I just did that
Youniverse thing that is going is my results...

I can't get the widget to work but when I do I'll upload the pic!


Your romantic in your outlook with a bit of taste for the exotic. You love feeling the sea breeze in your hair, sun on your skin...You always take the first dip. When it comes to art you appreciate precision and hard work. Nothing is more impressive than real craftsmanship. Your a discerning music listener - romantic and passionate. You love the buzz you feel from watching a live performance - there's no better escape.


You love to be far away from your everday life. There is nothing like catching some rays and slowing down - you know how to take things nice and easy! For kicks, you'll always opt for the chance to broaden your horizons. You love the inspiration that exploring new cultures brings. When it comes to holidays,  you reckon they should always be indulgent - a very special treat and chance to recharge your batteries in luxurious surroundings, as well as spending quality time with family and friends. And what turns you off? People who seem to be smart, until they light up and you realize they are stupid enough to be heading for an early grave.


You appreciate the simplicities of nature and the beauty of the world around you. Its important to slow down and retreat from the frenzy of life. When it comes to drinking you have a taste for the exotic. Your always up for trying the local tipple when your on holiday, its all about fuellng the fun. As for the home, you have an expressive personality. You like your surrondings to be simple and comfortable - with a real romantic feel.


You don't like to take things too seriously. For you, friendship is all about enjoying yourself and seeing the funny side of life. When you think of freedom - the great outdoors springs to mind. Getting back to nature is a big draw. Its the perfect place to find peace and quiet! (YES!)

I think this is pretty accurate. I do like seriousness & committment in friendship also but I love that I can be silly with a true friend. If I've been silly with you, then you have made me feel safe to do so & I hope I have done the same for you. I love the woods & the beach & I've mentioned that before. I love the Turn off on stupid people...does that not describe perfectly the idiot I talked about on the road the other day! OMG! Too funny! Yep that is perfect too. I'd say my Pina Colada's are exotic! ;-) Hard on some pictures I might have had some ties but it did describe this pisces girl pretty well.


Update...I'm filling out the rest & for how my mind works it says I'm a Voyager!

You seek new challenges everyday. You are easily bored so you need constant stimulation & momentum in your life!


Well, aren't you just full of surprises! When you are in love you tend to come over super playful. You're always having cute ideas for brightening your lover's day. Nothing makes you happier. But is that a smidgen of shyness we've detected? Perhaps you should come out and say things face to face rather than behind sweet gestures. Hmmm not sure on that last part.


Good Lord it says I'm a "Love Magnet" Oh really...then where is he??? Mr. Right must be invisible! HA! Now this is not so true...says I fall in love easily & feet first & Iwould disagree! I do love romantic frolics! Says to make sure just not physical...this must be wrong because I definitely know that...not that I will let that die though! Ha! It does say I can't help being a passionate person that it makes me feel alive. That is definitely true. I am passionate about everything or I don't do it.


Nature lover...basically the tingle effect it says, a buzz...oh ya!

Well Being:

Says I prefer wholistic things...which is true when I can do it. Yes, just took my ES Tylenol for my toe & head! HA!

BTW...I'm a Tigger

Hi Everyone!

As I am watching The Last Lecture it made me smile, many times, but that YEP I've always been a Tigger! I loved Tigger as a kid even & remember a key chain of him I actually had. I need to get one as a reminder each day. I feel like a Tigger most of the time & that is why I get frustrated when I'm injured & hate being sick because it prevents me from bouncing! No, not as bad as say ADHD though maybe at times my ideas are so fast I lose the one which I'm thinking or talking about next but I'd still rather have it that way than the opposite. There are too many Eyeore in the world. No, I appreciate everyone & sometimes it is not their when my docs tell me I have to sit on my wonder it is spreading...ha...but it is when the Eyeore is chosen & when they want me not to be a Tigger that I have a HUGE problem! In fact, I remember someone not too long ago saying that I was "exhausting" and I remember smiling, trying to not but and thinking that says more to me about you than me. They meant it as I should slow down just for them or that it was wrong etc but sorry I didn't take it that way. Perhaps you miss getting some people then & you have to slow down a bit to get them to speed up a bit...that I know...but I hope I never lose my Tigger in me! Maybe that is why it is hard to find a guy...not enough Tiggers? Maybe not one that bounces more than me & motivates me & inspires me? Or one near that we can do that for each other? Hmmm?

I started this think about where this started because I remember always being like this & I thought about these baby bouncers! Remember them? I'm not sure when they first came out, if they would have been around when I was a kid but boy what a great simulator trainer! HA! If they were out no wonder I love riding roller coasters. Ha! Ok, well I need to get bouncing...ha! Later!

PBS: Randy Pausch

Hi Everyone!

I'm sorry I wasn't able to remind you sooner but Dr. Randy Pausch's Last Lecture is playing on PBS now. Started at 10am! It will be also repeated on Sept 9th at 11:30 & then Sept 14th at 4:30am & 6:30am. Perhaps you can put a tape in or DVR it.

It was perfect timing as I just was assigning it & the Diane Sawyer show of him in my classes. You can also watch both on this link above!

I also highly recommend his book! There is more in there than just what is in the The Last Lecture. I donated 2 to our school's library in fact.

Unfortunately, Dr. Pausch passed away July 25th after battling Pancreatic Cancer so heroicly in my opinion. We need more spirits like him in the world! Lets hope his 3 children will have his spirit in him for our next generations!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Gustav Visited!

Well Gustav paid us a visit yesterday! UGH!!! I had to drive up to my knee doc...1 1/2 hours! And people are just crazy! I know like I didn't know that but...I go in the left lane to pass someone & I'm not doing the speed limit even because of the rain...probably 10 under! There is no one behind & then I see this car coming from way back & all of a sudden he is on my butt. Must have been going 90 or more! I'm 1/2 way passed the car & he can't wait! So he goes in the right lane on that guys bumper. I'm like HELLO? How is that going to help? That guy was sooo upset or scared he goes 1/2 on the shoulder & do you know this guy went right between us over the white dashed lines! OMG!!!! You better believe I called the state cops with his plate. They are use to me by now Ha...but seriously they need to stop him & find out what the H. he is doing! He will kill someone!

The way back home was over 2 hours! Of course more rush hour time but we were stopped sitting for a while. I was exhausted when I got back & took a nap! Probably skimping on sleep at night. I did last night too so I'm getting tired a bit now.

Well the doc & I talked & he said 6 weeks but to let him know. It is really up to me. I'll know when I can't take it anymore. If it is killing more & preventing me from doing what I want then I'll call him & he knows it. I told him my bro just had his Meniscus surgery and that it was folded over. He said a lady there was just nagging & nagging & MRI didn't show anything conclusively. Sure enough nice tear that didn't show on the MRI.

Well, then as I was driving up I was like hmmm this baby toe that I stubbed in the morning...I know, I pulsating. It is the other toe from the one a broke in 2 places like a year ago. I was fine teaching but then adrenaline kicks in. I thought I better look at it at the docs. I took my shoe is so big & red & blue. (Shakes Head!) It hurts on the top portion (tip) but then also right where it meets my foot. It hurt hitting it but you know just like anyone else I swore and held on to something as the pain subsided & then I went on. HA! This doc was telling me the old way of tapping toes together but I toldhim my podiatrist that did my foot surgery disagrees and says that you can pull the fracture apart that way. He was not too happy with me. What is with docs & their big egos! God forbid they should be wrong & a patient right! I told him I would call my foot doc. I go in Monday! Ugh! I'll just laugh if it is broken. Can't seem to start a term off without a problem! HA! I'll let you know. I iced it when I got home, took some ES Tylenol & then took my nap.  I might do that now in fact. I'm pooped. I do wear my shoes most of the time but this was the morning & I was getting ready & it isn't like you can put your shoes on before you are dressed now can you! HA! I also like going barefoot. My mom did it to me...she is always like that.

Gustav has also cooled us down! We had 90 on Monday & it is 65 now! Was yesterday also! The trees are beginning to turn colors also! I asked my students if they are watching & they had not noticed! Ugh! Their heads are in their phones texting & IPods! The creek by me was overflowing some & the geese are out everywhere drinking & taking baths! HA! Had to get my raincoat out!

Well I need to decide on what I'm going to do for dinner...more later....

The Man Still Has It! ;-)

Oh baby!

I have been waiting for this movie since spring! Sept 26th...tick, tick! Have you seen the previews? Click here to watch a long trailer! That man just gets better & better! YUM! Ok, he & Pierce are a tie! ;-)

Do you not just love that house on the beach? Oh to walk along the beach ever day would be just so wonderful. Pick up shells, listen to the seagulls and waves of the ocean! I wish! I love the woods but I'd like to either live some time of my life on the beach or have a 2nd place, even small maybe one day. If someone would just not keep screwing up our economy!!! No, I won't get political & ruin my dream of Richard! HA!

Oh that smile of his...ahhhhh! Ok, let me know if you go see it & if you like it!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Happy Labor Day!

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all had a lovely day. HOT here! YIPES! Tomorrow will be in the 90s again but then we are going to have a high of 65 in a few days! Wow!

I had a lovely time at a Festival I've been going to for about 30 yrs now. OMG I can't believe I said that! Geez I feel old now! They have crafts and rides & food. Lovely! I just got a few things. A cool fanny pack in these geometric shapes mostly brown & blacks, got a DVD & CD for my babies. Yep...I've had one with Birdies now for about 18 yrs with Dusty. They chase after the birds on the tv &  quite frankly it helps me to listen to the birds, especially in the winter it makes it feel spring in here. I want to get one of those thermometers that tells the outside temp & has a speaker with the outside birds. Well this new video has birds, but fish and other things so I'm excited to show it to them tomorrow. The CD has soft music with birds etc on in the background. Sounded nice, we'll see. I'll probably like it more than them Ha! I got some corn & a lemon shake-up, figured the last for the summer.

I also got this sign for Halloween. It has a witch sitting at a table with a yellow moon behind her and kitties walking up in a line. One kitty is on the chair with his front paws on the table & it says "Paw Readings...Black Cats Welcome" Isn't that just cute. I never saw something like that so I had to get it! :-) That is it! I saw some other nice things but that is all I really wanted. I got a sun burn. Well, my bro was bring the sunscreen so he didn't get there right away & then I missed some spots. Didn't have a nice guy to put it on. He was busy with my niece riding the rides & playing games. My niece won a goldfish which she named Nemo & won a teddy bear & a red dog. Got her face was had by all! My sis came too & we shopped a bit. We headed to a restaurant my niece wanted to go to for dinner. I had a heat migraine by then but a few meds, ice tea & some dinner & it was getting better.

I then went to my cousin's to pick up a video & ended up staying 2 hours! OMG! But it was lovely talking with them, especially her husband. He is not the rough exterior one sees...he is very sweet! My cousins husbands are always teasing me & pushing my buttons but tonight he gave me some very sweet compliments that meant so much to me. He was quite supportive of me & I had no idea he thought that way of me. Wow!

Well, I still have a headache a bit. I took a shower to get the day's sticky sun off me and cool down. I'm going to head to bed & hopefully I'll feel better tomorrow. I do hope my classroom is not hot or I'll be in trouble. Let you know!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Spencer Tracey Marathon

I'm working on school stuff & I'm thrilled TCM has Spencer Tracey movies on! I missed some durng the day I guess. Some I have never seen. First I caught part of Father's Little Dividend, then I never saw Man's Castle with Loretta Young. They said she also was an item with him, apparently before Katherine Hepburn. The two of them realized it was no good with him being married. Apparently, he & Katherine didn't??? I know times were different but...I mean he was married & a devote Catholic...but he is with these ladies? We get all on our politicians like this is a new thing? I'm not excusing it, just that it is not something new. Loretta apparently said later in life Spencer was her one great love. Boy, he must have been something. I know he was not perfect because Katherine even talked to Jane Fonda about it when her dad was not kind to her during On Golden Pond.

Well now the Fury is on and then The Seventh Cross. I haven't seen either. I like Deskset & Adam's Rib which is what the picture above is from. Laws of Attraction with Pierce was a remake pretty much. Women of the Year is pretty good too. I know those are just all the romantic ones. I LOVE Guess Whose Coming to Dinner! His speech at the end...WOW! I bet my students have not seen it. Have to put that on their extra credit list!

Ok, back to work and watching!

Rethinking Cloning!

As I'm trying to stop what can you just came into my mind & made me laugh...I'd be in favor of cloning if we were going to clone Pierce! ;-) Maybe I can have one that goofy movie Multiplicity...plenty to go around. Who would you clone? No, there are a lot of other lovely men out there but I'm sure they would love to clone some lovely thing so they can't complain here! Ha! Man...maybe I should move to Ireland & find me a lad like Pierce??? Hmmmm? ;-)

Mama Mia Therapy!

Hi Everyone!

Well, last week was a week of hot classrooms & migraines & then something in my family happened that has made me...sad, disappointed and my heart aches so bad. I talked to my ex about it & he agreed with me & that made me feel like I was not being stupid which made me feel much better. I then tried to escape it for a bit...knowing it would be there later...and went to see Mama Mia! finally. I had tried to get my 3 female cousins & our moms & my sis to go together to have fun but a few didn't want to & then the others pooped out on me. I tell you people life is short you gotta make time for fun & grab the opportunities when you can! So I just said too bad I'm going alone! I love going to movies. They energize my spirit. I thought with somewhat the theme it might be a problem but it wasn't. It actually helped I think in more ways than I thought.

So who has seen it? I really LOVED it! I know some are thinking it is goofy etc but I didn't. My sis emails me & says I couldn't get over them just breaking out into song? HELLO?! What the heck was GREASE & man all the musicals we grew up with. It is like people who have to separte their food I guess. HA! Don't you every just break out in song singing? If need to have more fun in life I think! HA! Perhaps it was that a bit...brings you back to the time period when we did have musicals. BTW...I saw that Grease is coming back to the theaters I think Sept 13 & 14! Have to go see that on the IMAX if it is there?

I loved the scene with Meryl jumping on the bed! OMG! She is older than me. I'd probably bang my head. I can just imagine explaining that to the ER docs! They wouldn't believe me. My family would though! Ha! I'll have to jump on my bed next week...just a bit!

I already went & bought the CD. I don't care if people think it is goofy, I like the ABBA songs! I remember them & they do make me dance & that is awesome for my spirit. I've already been dancing today so those viewing me on the hidden cameras in my place you may want to tune out for a while...HA!  To dance freely from your spirit...that is sooo good for your spirit! And throughout the movie it was fun like down the banister...that is what life is about!

I also love the idea of how friendship is sooo much fun! There is nothing like being goofy with your friends! You feel safe to be yourself, to cry to be stupid everything!

Ok, should I get to the real reason why I went to see it? PIERCE! HA! YUM!!!! OMG that man is just so incredibly hot! Now see why can't he be in my dreams! HA! We should be able to pick who we want! HA! Then at the end they get all wet & he is in a white he takes it off! OMGGGGG!!! I felt guilty & wanted to go pay more. Didn't feel guilty over having a dirty mind at all though! HA! Which I will forewarn you, pick your seats wisely...surrounded by senior citizens. I have nothing against them. Love them...except two things, bless their hearts they are getting out & living & having fun but when they are shouting "What did she say" etc...UGH...and then you just have a dirty mind when you have grandma & grandpa next to you! HA!

People are also complaining about Pierce's voice not being that great. I thought it was adorable. Was it an incredible voice like some great that was was like a normal guy trying to sing which made it seem more real to me. I would love a guy that came in the kitchen singing to me & grabbing me & dancing with me! ;-)

Now this may be a bit of a spoiler so don't continue to read if you want to still see it. I found the themes quite interesting. The idea that sometimes we THINK we know how life is...what others think or did is quite interesting to me. I think those who saw it would know what I'm talking about. They both assume & boy how we can get in trouble with that by not asking how each other really feels. In the movie it all works out later...oh if only that really happened in life. And I loved the idea that love really never goes away. To me that is so true. I also thought it was hysterical at the end with the credits. You have to wait until the very end but these guys in their get ups...OMG! Not one person got up in the theater...we all just listened to the music & had fun! I can imagine Meryl would be so fun as a friend. 

Boy did I understand all too well that feeling that it is too late & the emotion of her running! But I loved how in the end they take a chance on love AGAIN! To not care if others think they are foolish, to not care about the past part of their lives...just NOW & what they want for the FUTURE! th me! ;-)

I also love that these were mostly Mature actors shall I say. I just mean it was not all TEENS or even young adults...ok I'm young but... 

One last does this not show how great actresses they women are. look at those emotions. They each express it differently & if you didn't know what movie this was from & had seen it you could really have fun wondering what they are looking at & feeling. Love it! I have a feeling...I'll be seeing it again! Oh thank God matinees are cheaper! HA! 

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I Think I Do?!

Are these two in love or falling out of love? Hmmm? All depends on your perspective huh!

Apparently Oprah had an article in her magazine in May that I missed reading? Some woman who claims she is happily married but dreams of being divorced and claims many women feel the same way. AOL had a link of a reply to this article which I read & I tend to agree.

Ok, what do I know of marriage? Never been married so what could I know?! I agree! Everything I think & write here is probably total bunk! At the risk of sounding like Dr. Phil here...I'm sorry if you are thinking of are not happily married! Some big denial going on here! Now there are days you may not want to be around the person. For good reasons or bad....although that could still be good? Let me explain. You may just want to have some time to yourself. Marriage does not mean you lose yourself. That "becoming one" idea is ok in some respects, because if you just think of yourself & not as a couple then you will have problems. But at the same time if you don't have an individual identity also, that will be a problem. So alone time is not a bad thing.

Then there are times you just don't want to be around the person. Ok, today they are bugging the heck out of you. Now this may not be their fault. You may be having a bad day & then it is probably a good idea to steer clear of each other until one is back to their chipper self. Then again, when our partner is like this do we say, "What can I do for you?" realizing something must be wrong today. Do we tell our partner, I'm just crabby because...and come up with an idea that might cheer us up. I'm thinking MASSAGE! ;-) Now some of this may also be perspective. I'll give you the example I use with my students during the wellness unit. I think it was from "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" but I could be wrong?

Ok, so this wife is all pissed off because every morning she gets a towel for her shower & places it in the bathroom. Every morning her husband "sneaks in the shower before her and uses 'her towel'". This goes on for year after year in their marriage. She gets more & more upset thinking her husband is an inconsiderate jerk (or worse!) One day she overhears her husband boasting about what a wonderful wife he has & provides an example. "Do you know my wife puts out a towel for me every morning." Now she could have gotten upset & yelled no I don't why don't you even think blah, blah, blah. You know that can happen but I suppose it is the tone in his voice that makes her realize he really thinks she is being sweet to him. All this time she thought he was just being inconsiderate and taking her towel when he had no clue & just thought she was doing this for him because she really lovingly wanted to. It brings up a few points. First, why wasn't she? Yes, he could too and especially since she was why wouldn't he, but maybe he felt that would just be her idea & he feels he is doing something she noticing? Next, why is she stressing out about this? After all these years, why hasn't she just brought out two towels right away & solved the problem? Why hasn't she nicely said anything to him right away? He would have probably said, "I'm sorry, I thought you were bringing it for me" and then he would have got his own perhaps or they could have gotten each others? Actually, I just thought...perhaps that is why they use to have "His" and "Hers" towels...HA! Do you see how one's perspective gets things thrown out of whack & how communication is sooooo very important?! People get so upset about these little things they turn into big things when they really do not need to. Perhaps this is what this woman means by happily married, meaning overall she loves him and wants to be married but it is a pain currently just living together because they are not communicating. But still she is not happy & if you are not happy then you need to tell the person that. We certainly do not have trouble telling strangers when we are not happy with their driving etc. This is the person you love...we SHOULD be able to tell them how we feel safely. I know...very difficult. Was with me and my last bf too. Not saying I'm perfect on this myself.

 Youknow there are also some people who get married just because they think it is the thing to do. They are a certain age, it is the socially acceptable thing to do, they love the idea of the wedding but forget what it is is about marriage & what that really means. Then once they get married & realize, they are disappointed. They don't THINK about what they want and the idea of wanting to be with this person to help them potentiate who they are and have thought about whether this person wants to be with them for the right reasons & to help them potentiate.

Then there are the relatives! HA! Don't you love this movie! Now that is a real man...who loves her and her matter how crazy they are! Ha! God knows we feel that way about them too sometimes & quite frankly you know they all talk behind our backs that we are the crazy ones! HA! But someone loves them also...isn't it great!

Lastly...for now...we forget we are all on life's journey. We are on different points of this path sometimes. We all grow at different paces & have different lessons to learn. We forget to be patient with each other. We forget that we are also not perfect so we should not expect our partner to be. They will make mistakes and the idea is if you love that person you are there for them when they do. It is the difficult times that are the real test. Anyone can be there for the fun and easy times. Love is really true when you are having a tough time and that person is there even more for you. They are solid and strong when you need a bit of help. And it is not a chore, you do it eagerly! You want to because you love the person! We certainly do when we first meet but we tend to forget and stop doing these things. I've posted before how I have the Love is Patient, Love is Kind verse as a poster. I love this ring...great reminder! Have to remember that maybe for one day.

Oh...but what the H do I know...I've never been married so don't listen to me!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A Lovely Day!

Hi Everyone!

Today was just a beautiful day! I wish every day was like today! It reminded me of summer days when I was little and our first house we had. I use to sit on the grass and watch the clouds. I'd listen to the birds, the planes (low ones), smell the grills in the neighborhood...just total bliss! I'm not sure when my dad planted it but we had this Weeping Willow Tree in the corner of our backyard which I just loved. I love sitting under trees...or floating...ha...I would float on our pool at our second house looking up at the branches how they curved in all kinds of directions. It was like I know where I'm going & boom they make a 90 change. Kinda like life. I'd see the squirrels & chipmunks running through them like that was their stomping ground, no different than I knew my route to the mall, McDonalds, school etc. I watched the birds fly back & forth with branches for their nests and some gross bug they would regurgitate to feed their babies. The trees would blow gentle back & forth and whisper to me. When my niece was little, she did not like the wind, so I told her it was the trees waving Hello to her. She smiled & would say Hello back! :-)

The sun would send its warmth to me and make me feel safe & relaxed. Then there was the occasional voice of mom interrupting your altered state of consciousness to ask if you feel asleep, put suntain lotion on or to tell you she had Kool-Aid or popsicles etc. Pretty soon you could feel the sun going down, but you didn't want to admit it. I vowed to stay out as long as I possibly could. I'm not cold? That wasn't a mosquito...dinner? Oh...ok, I'll go in. Then you sat at the dinner table still with the smell of suntain lotion (usually Bain de Soleil) and a bit of sweat & ate. Off to take a quick shower & change for bed to welcome another summer day of the same.

Oh do I want to be there again! Alas, summer is leaving us soon. It will return but not soon enough for me. I love Fall's show of colors, the soft beauty of Winter's white snow and Spring's birth of Summer really but there is nothing like SUMMER! Forget the countdown on Christmas Shopping Days, I countdown the days when Summer will come back & play with me.

I do hope Summer fights leaving just as much as I did going in for the evening!

Monday, August 25, 2008

What A Welcome Back!

Hi Everyone!

Well that wasn't the best first day of class...Sigh! I walked in my classroom to a Sauna! I and another prof had called last week about how hot it worse! Ugh! One of our air conditioners had problems I guess. It was like 20 degrees hotter than it should have been. My first class was wilting & I was along with them. Didn't help it was standing room only! By the 3rd class in there it was getting cooler but by then I was getting a migraine! Ugh!

Came home & went to PT and someone I know from my Tai Chi group, who I have not seen for a very long time, came in for PT and was so excited to see me she had to come back right away to talk to me. It ended very good for her in some ways. She had a knee replacement about 4 weeks ago & so right now it is really tough when they are working on her to stretch it while it is swollen etc. I tried to keep talking to her as while they did it and she was wincing in pain. Even the PT kept telling her to talk to me as it became more painful for her. We already emailed each other tonight. She is so sweet. I ended up taking my migraine pills there as I was finishing up my last 2 exercises and then we talked a bit more. By the time I was leaving my head was getting better.

I got hom & relaxed a bit but then my headache was coming back but it was about an hour after I took my meds & that is when you can take another. I ended up not but I was sooo tired I layed down. Set my alarm for an hour but ended up sleeping for 3! YIPES! I feel weird now...more than my usual that is...ha...but I think it is just migraine hangover thing. Had some strange dreams though. Poor Dusty & Country were starving when I woke up since they had not had their dinner. Don't worry they have crunchies out all the time but they get a can of food for breakfast & dinner.

Now I'm trying to get a few things done for tomorrow. I'm hopeful that the classroom will be cool tomorrow as it was already getting that way when I left. I was upset sleeping so much thinking I would not be able to sleep tonight now but I'm still yawning? Maybe I'll sleep & then just get up early which is good because they changed my classes on me Friday & now I have an early class on T & Th...and I am not a morning person so perhaps it is a pleasing in disguise.

Oh I did make some Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies & took them to campus for the faculty. I found the mix at TJ is their site! Yum...but I've been good. Well, back to work.

Friday, August 22, 2008

The Problem With Schools!

It is examples like this that make me embarrassed to say I'm in education! Well, except that I would NEVER agree with this! This school refuses to let a girl wear her hair pink in honor of her dad who died of Cancer. PATHETIC! How much of it is a distraction beyond all the other distractions! If I were a parent of the other kids I'd organize to have her whole class show up with pink hair to support her & send a message to the school board! Suspend them all for the rest of the year for all I care! I'd sue. Ha! Can you tell I'm a child of the 60s! HA! Heck I'd get all the parents to do it too...and maybe even some REAL MEN (fathers) would too!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


This print is called "Too Pooped To Participate" by Charles Wysocki which I've always loved. I have a metal one of this in my kitchen. :-) Well I was too pooped yesterday to post about my first day back & today...I took a long nap when I got home. HA! Today was 8:30 meeting...ICK!!! At least tomorrow is 10am! :-) I got my workbooks into our copying dept so I'm pretty much set for next week. I think this is the most ahead I've been in 18 yrs of teaching! HA! Now I have to work on the text material. New book & a new edition...ugh. I'll do that in the next couple of days.

You know I'm thinking of actually taking an iron pill. About 2 yrs ago I was low & I wonder if I am again? But I've just been feeling like that for the last week? Still? Probably not eating right again? Well that wasn't the whole reason before but I get into these moods once or twice a year where I'm bored with food. Nothing appeals to me. Every get like that?

The meetings were ? Well so were so short we had bigger breaks so if you combined them I was like I could have came in at 9:30 & slept more! HA! The critical thinking for hours was long and I didn't feel engaged as it should. I did get some ideas so to me if you walk away from something & even get one nugget it is worth it. I went to more today but only like 6 others did with me since it was optional so might tell you something. Again, an idea or two. Probably didn't need to be so long, could have been another topic today or we could just have came back today but that is my opinion worth you know what! We'll see how tomorrow topic.

Well tomorrow we are getting storms in the evening & then Fri & Sat scattered. Good I can just work inside and not feel bad I'm missing being out in the nice weather. Then I'll get that done & can enjoy the days after. Now I feel like I slept too much? Ugh. It will straighten out soon I'm sure. Well I think I'll watch some of the Olympic coverage since tomorrow is the last day. Later...

I Guess I'm Old?

Ok, I guess I'm old! This was an ad from Kohls in my email. I tried to find it online just to link to but they don't have it there so...Although I suppose "Juniors" could be still for those in college but I think of Juniors as Jr. High or starting H.S. and let me tell you I don't think I'd let my daughter where those shoes! It isn't just how tall the heels are per see. My first pair of high heels were sandals with wedge up about 4 inches...made me 6 ft! I was in 8th grade too or maybe spring so just about graduating! These just look a bit "something else"? And first are those leg warmers on her with the Argyle? Are they back? Is Argyle back? The brown ones make them look more conservative school but??? Not to mention these girls are going to be making the podiatrists a mint but then I like the high heels with the pionted toes sooooo much! HA! Can't find them so much anymore. What do you think? Is it just me & I'm getting old???

Monday, August 18, 2008

My Last Day of Vacation!!

The clock keeps ticking. It won't let me stop it. Well, I could go & pull the power from it or smash it with my sad feelings but that really doesn't stop the time from passing, just the another confirmation that it is. Summer has come & gone. I know we still officially have some left but I go back to work tomorrow. My official Summer Vacation is ending once more. You know how they say you pay for it later...8am tomorrow...UGH! I know, I know, I'm lucky I teach at the college level & don't have to everyday. So what am I complaining about...I'm not a morning person. Never was & I don't really think I'll change? I have meetings the next 3 days & then Friday is just prepping but I have my syllabus, calendars & blogs all done & online already so I'm in good shape. I thought I would avoid the stress or minimize it that way. I slept late today but that is only because I didn't fall asleep until late. I'm going to try to head to bed early tonight...we'll see. I really do want to go for about 7am or a bit after but we'll see. Don't get me wrong, it isn't that I don't love being in my classroom with my students, I just wanted a bit more vacation that is all. As I told my students on their blog the kids are going back so if we don't we'll be in trouble & they'll catch up to us! HA!

I had PT today & they gave me different exercises & bumped me up to a blue band. My left hamstring was pulling a bit & later seemed to be spasming more but I think it has settled down now. I spent my afternoon finishing putting together my shelf. Then pulling the other smaller one out & cleaning it up etc. I have one more to put together tonight. Then I went and tried to perk myself up. My nails were scary so I had some fun. Well, sorta...they all broke off now so I couldn't do as much so I had them do my fingers clear & then my thumbs we did these ladybugs! Well I did...they didn't know how to do them. Which it was hard doing the right one with my left hand but they turned out nottoo bad. Well you don't notice the ladybugs with all red or if they were all ladybugs not as special. Aren't ladybugs suppose to be goodluck? They asked me & that is what I remember. Now you can see them good. (Picture below!) Well, I'm a psych prof what do you want from me & I have to come into class making them not scared but hey sometimes...ha! It is sooo great not to fit into norms all the time! HA! And geez give me a break...the students are sooo beyond me so...and these little things do matter in having fun & feeling young etc. I then went shopping & bought 5 tops different colors on sale for $ a sale...then I picked up a pizza! Ahhh thin & crispy crust & I was bad & had green pepper, onion & sausage! I don't think I've had one all summer so that was my little party with myself! HA!

Well I better get that other shelf taken care of & get some things back in order & ready for tomorrow. Our students start back next Mon.