Saturday, October 31, 2009

Fun stuff for Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Or, for later - Hally Happoween Occifer! LOL Hope everyone is well. It's been a busy week at work - another football game, another group of kids coming in for Minor in Possession. MIP's are what make our days interesting on a regular basis. Not many of them know what they're doing, half look or act like they're stoned and pretty much all of them are dumb. Just plain dumb. "HUH?" is a staple out of their mouths.

So for all the work I did in my yard, here's the funny thing - next year - my lawn is going to kick ASS. It's still really green - others that had theirs hydroseeded are turning yellow. I had good tomatoes, peppers and while the cukes never came out too well, I think they were too close to the 'maters and now I know. The strawberries have jumped all over the place so I think I'll have a ton of those, too. Yippee! I made it through.

More stuff going on with my friend Kim. It could be more extensive because her mother took DES when she was pregnant, but her uncle is one of the people that pretty much wrote the book on cervical cancer, so she's in good hands even if they are a few states away. He's already told her to dump her doctor and he's getting her an appointment with a specialized gyn-onc person next week. Thank God for Uncle Tom. She was upset and frustrated the other night and I offered up my face for her to punch if it'd make her feel better. :) She declined, but I told her the offer stands. lol I'm such a "do something" person that it kills me that there's nothing that I can do. Nothing. Arrgh. I do research online when I'm not doing anything else. Like being sucked into Bejeweled on facebook.

A friend texted me with the beginnings of a recipe last night. It started off with candy corn and vodka, then Cointreau and lemon juice were added and somewhere in there was an egg white. I'm still waiting for the rest of it, and when I get it I'll post it. In the meantime, I found all sorts of other fun ones for Halloween for the thirsties!

This one sounds particularly tasty:

Apple Pie **BEWARE - it'll hit ya, before ya know it!!

1 gallon apple juice
1 gallon cider
1 liter Everclear
1 cup sugar
5 cinnamon sticks

simmer all but the alcohol for 1-2 hours (btw makes the kitchen smell so yummy and fallish!)

let liquid cool - then add Everclear.

Corpse Reviver
1 shot gin
1 shot Cointreau
1 shot Lillet Blanc
1 shot fresh lemon juice
Dash of absinthe or substitute (roughly ¼ teaspoon)
Shake well with ice and strain in to a cocktail glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Wicked Witch
1.5 oz. Whiskey
0.25 oz. Maraschino Liqueur
0.25 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 tsp. Lemon Juice

Silver Bullet

Peppermint Schnapps
Chocolate Syrup

Brain Hemorrhage
Peach Schnapps

Alien Autopsy
Mountain Dew

Click here for more recipes. Another thing that I found that looked really cool was for ice - get rubber gloves, fill them with water and freeze. Use that for ice cubes!

Enjoy, stay safe. :)


Sunday, October 25, 2009

And so it begins.....

The boy is 13 today. My baby. I have found that the odd years are strangely better than the even. Let's hope that continues. So far today? Not so much. He woke me up at 8:30, wanting to know if he can open his present(s) and eat cake NOW.. now now now now now now NOW! .... Um. NO. After dinner. Which started the waterworks (fake, but still there). Seriously? And last week he went to school on Monday and was out for the rest of the week due to the flu - I think something like 40-50% of kids were out, so school was canceled. Luckily we've both stayed healthy, whew! But in that week, he's chosen to play on the computer, out with his friends and not do any of the homework he's behind on. So today, when I printed out all the logs and sent him to work on them - he pitched a fit. "It's MY BIRTHDAY.. wahhhhhhhhh wahhhhhhhh wahhhhhhhhh". HE chose not to do this stuff all week, and I'm supposed to feel bad about his choices? Not so much. Yesterday was mine and I spent it making HIS cake. No sympathy from me. LOL Ahhhhh parenting. Gotta love it.
Now he's going to try and do everything he can to get out of doing it. He didn't want a party, but now he wants to invite the neighborhood kids for cake. I already told him not to expect presents from them if he does - and to just enjoy the time with them. He just doesn't get it. Arrgh.

Work this week was interesting. There's some weird mojo going on, I can't put my finger on it - but it's there.

Hope everyone else had a good week and is healthy!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Best. List. EVAH....

OK - so far so good this week. I still have a job. The new filter is working. Well, for the most part. LOL I'll post more this weekend, but just wanted to share what someone sent me yesterday. Seriously, the best list ever.

39 things---almost all apply to me, that's for damn sure!

1 Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

2 Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.

3 I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

4 There is a great need for a sarcasm font.

5 I think everyone has a movie that they love so much; it actually becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting 90 minutes sh iftily glancing around to confirm that everyone's laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the only one who really, really gets it.

6 How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

7 I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

8 I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

9 The only time I look forward to a red light is when I’m trying to finish a text.

10 Was learning cursive really necessary?

11 LOL has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say".

12 Whenever someone say’s "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".

13 How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?

14 I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

15 While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instinctively swerved to avoid it...thanks Mario Kart.

16 MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

17 Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

18 I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water.

19 Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

20 I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

21 Bad decisions make good stories.

22 Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don't mind if I do!

23 Why is it that during an icebreaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from; this shouldn't be a problem....

24 You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren’t doing anything productive for the rest of the day.

25 Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection. I finally just got rid of all the old Videotapes.

26 There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.
27 I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

28 While watching the Olympics, I find myself cheering equally for China and USA . No, I am not of Chinese descent, but I am fairly certain that when Chinese athletes don’t win, they are executed.

29 I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Darnit!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

30 I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

31 I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on sh uffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.

32 Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

33 It should probably be called Unplanned Parenthood.

34 I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

35 Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to with it.

36 Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I’d bet my ass everyone can find and push the Snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time...

37 My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day "Dad what would happen if you ran over a ninja?" How the hell do I respond to that?

38 I wonder if cops ever get pissed off at the fact that everyone they drive behind obeys the speed limit.

39 I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

Friday, October 16, 2009

F me Friday...

Today I learned what NOT to say to the Judge in charge of the mental health court. Or actually, what NOT to refer to the people in the court as.... See if you can figure it out...

Monday, October 12, 2009

Not even sure what to write..

My best friend was diagnosed with cervical cancer today.

It's early. That's a good thing.

She's only 38. That's a good thing.

She's healthy otherwise (well, mostly). That's a good thing.

But really? Her? Cancer?

Holy shit.

I'm sure it hasn't sunk in to her yet, I don't know how to wrap my head around it. I can't imagine how telling her 14 year old daughter was for her.

I'm so scared for her.

Random Monday Musings...

I lost $325 Friday. At work. I could have sworn that I put it in my purse. I got to the store and it was not there. I'm really hoping that one of the sheriff's deputies picked it up off the floor and is holding it. Although I'm not sure how it would have gotten onto the floor, if it had been in my purse. Does money gain legs and walk away, or just get stuck to sticky fingers? The only hope I have (other than finding it) is that if I did drop it, someone that really REALLY needed it picked it up.

The great start that we had to the school year is taking a dive. Not sure what's going on. The teachers have been told about the 504, but nobody is following it yet. That's my next mission.

My English class is almost over. Thank GOD. Then I have management. I may shoot myself. LOL

Only 4 more days until what I think will be The. Coolest. Movie. Ever.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


it doesn't get much better than this. Well, I suppose it could. but still...


Woke up this morning to my phone ringing. No power. Looked like a fight broke out on the patio - furniture thrown all about, grill cover missing, and a seat cushion in the yard. I don't have seat cushions. LOL

Happy Wednesday :)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

If only..

I must be in a John Lennon kind of mood today or something... Gosh I just love youtube! Can you imagine what his music would be about today? Or how much more he would have given us? Just an amazing man...

Oooh... and one for some *extra* special people in my life:

anyone want a free pair of Uggs?
Read about it here!
pink ugg boot

Friday, October 2, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Random stuff...

Crikey it was freaking COLD last night. We had frost when we woke up. On the ground, the car, all that shit. I'm not ready. I can't fit the car into the garage yet. The stupid ping pong table is in there. Among other random piles of crap. Probably about $20 worth of returnables. Painting stuff. GAAAAAAAA!!! I wish I had the money to get the 2 car garage when I built this ark!!

So. At work. We're in an old courthouse. There are private "employee only" bathrooms for the men and women - I'm not sure about the men's, but the women's is two stalls RIGHT next to each other, and in a room that is smaller than my walk in closet (12x7). And a sink. And this serves for three floors of employees.

Now I know, on occasion, we all poop. I do. You do. Yes, you too. And granted, we all like the home court advantage, but sometimes we have to go at work. MOST of us, when that is the situation, we go to the much larger, public bathroom at the end of the hall. Because really, there's more air there - if you catch my drift? But there are two, possibly three - that don't. We call them the mystery shitters. Nobody ever catches them in the act, but what comes out of them should be labeled HazMat. Especially one - something crawled up inside her and has obviously been trying to get out for years. It's awful. Like - you can smell it in the hall awful. And spray? Forget it. Doesn't work - unless you take the can and literally spray it up each nostril - then you're reeling from the aerosol, it's not pretty.

Yesterday, I was a victim of the MS. And I had to pee so bad, I couldn't have made it down the hall. Imagine, if you will, trying to pee with your shirt up over your nose (yes, it's THAT bad) and reach under the stall for the spray and spraying it into the other stall because oh God, I think that's where it's coming from, oh SHIT my shirt fell down pull the shirt back up. Spray again. God I hope nobody comes in and thinks I did this... and then washing hands, spraying AGAIN and running out. By the way - the funk? Sticks to your clothes.

Yeah. That was my MS experience.

People? Have some respect - take that shit down the hall, willya??? Or maybe try a courtesy flush or three Cheez luiz...