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.