Sunday, April 29, 2012

when I get nervous... I put my hands under my armpits....

 Since I skipped last week, and I can't stand to do only half of something - I'm doubling up!  Happy Sunday :)

1. My uncle once:
fell backwards through a door and then got up and asked how we all liked his Mary Katherine Gallagher impression.  It was pretty damn funny.  And considering the fact he was fighting recurring brain tumors at the time - showed how you always have to keep your sense of humor about you.

2. Never in my life:
Did I think I'd be a single parent, living in Michigan of all places, and fighting with two out of three siblings over petty shit. 

3. When I was five:
I thought my father knew everything.  And I'd get into a throw down over it - nobody better say my Daddy was wrong, dammit.  Now I know better.

4. High School was:
An experience to get through in order to experience the rest of your life.

5. I will never forget:
A lot of things.  Remember that saying - you can do all sorts of things, but people will never forget how you make them feel?  Yeah - I remember feeling pretty crappy.  Thanks Jens.  You're an ass.  And really - blech.  What the hell was *I* thinking?  I am special.  You're not. 

6. I once met:
I met a gnome the other night.  He was a hairy little beast - but funnier'n shit.  LOL

7. There’s this girl I know who:
Oh Jesus - really? 

8. Once, at a bar:
I drank my bottled beer, using no hands, and then promptly fell over.  I think that was the same night I got pissed off when I found out that the Taco Bell drive through does NOT offer french fries.  The nerve..

9. By noon, I’m usually:
Gettin' hungry for lunch

10. Last night:
I had a movie marathon with the boy, then we caught up on NCIS.  Thanks Gibbs..

11. If only I had:
Endless disposable income.  God that would be wonderful. 

12. Next time I go to church:
Watch closely - I may burst into flames if the holy water touches me

13. Jonathan Frid:
is with your Mom right now.  You should hear them.

14. What worries me most:
is my kid sometimes.  He's funny - but yikes is he a handful!

15. When I turn my head left, I see:
Your Dad's pants

16. When I turn my head right, I see:
Your mom.  Seriously - these "tell me what you see" questions are dumb..

17. You know I’m lying when: 
Hahahahaha I try not to lie.  I don't think I have a tell though.  But it made me think of the boy's father.  You know he's lying when his lips are moving... LOL

18. What I miss most about the 80s:
Oh, the hair.  Absolutely the hair.  And the leg warmers. 

19. If I was a character in Shakespeare, I’d be:
Probably dead in the first act

20. By this time next year: 
It'll be 2013.  I wonder if there are any Friday the 13th's in 2013.  I would imagine that there are..

21. A better name for me would be:
Super stealth ninja mom..

22. I have a hard time understanding:
Why people keep secrets for no good reason.  Like, oh, not telling family members about a child - you know - silly shit like that..
23. If I ever go back to school, I’d:
Considering I got my BS last year (and no, that's NOT my bullshit degree) it'd be law school..

24. You know I like you if: 
I talk to you
25. If I ever won an award, the first person I’d thank would be:
Depends on what the award was for...

26. If I could bring back a TV show for a reunion it would be:
Seriously.  Do you NOT know me??? LOST.  LOST.  LOST...
27. Take my advice, never:
Ever EVER EVER sleep or get involved with someone that is married.  Someone always gets hurt.  And it's not pretty.
28. My ideal breakfast is:
Eggs Benedict.  Yum... With burned and crispy hash browns. 
29. A song I love, but do not own is: 
Huh?  I don't *own* any songs, and in this digital age, anyone can hear a song any time they want.  So there.
30. If you visit my hometown, I'd suggest:
Going to Bob's Donut shop for breakfast.  Yum. 
31. If I could meet a couple of my blog buddies, I'd include:
Pseudo, Jack, Harriet, Bud... aw hell - all of you
32. Why won’t people:
just smarten the fuck up???
33. If you spend the night at my house:
We'll wear fun pajamas, and have a pillow fight.  What the heck kind of question is this?  If you're a man, and you're single?  We're going to have wild monkey sex.  If you're a female - there's the guest room.  LOL
34. I’d stop everything for:
little baby goslings crossing the road
35. The world could do without:
The one where people treat each other like shit, and with no respect.  
36. The last time I got drunk I:
What?  You never got drunk?
37. My favorite blonde is:
Huh?  Your Mom.  That's dumb. 
38. Paper clips are more useful than: 

39. If I do anything well, it’s:
Cooking.  I can cook pretty damn well...

40. And by the way:
I'm so glad that I spent the last 40 min. doing this.  :)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Just not feeling it today...

Usually I do the Friday, Saturday and Sunday meme's - they're fun.  Light hearted.  Easy to do.

I'm just not feeling it this weekend. 

Some of you know the family "drama" that has been going on - some of you don't.

My brother has Lou Gehrig's Disease.  Which sucks.  So we decided (us 4 siblings) to sell the cottage that our mother left us because he was the trustee and none of us could afford to buy everyone out.  We could all use the money, but none more than Ken and his wife with the upcoming renovations that their so desperately needed.  I offer a number of times to fly home and help clean out the cottage, but either nobody responds or I'm told it's not time to do that yet.   When I left the cottage after my week in August - I had no idea that it was going to be my last time there.  You see - my brother kept his diagnosis to himself for a year.   Came up with excuses why he wasn't going to be home for me to visit, didn't answer the phone - you get the picture, right?  So that in and of itself is another whole issue - keeping something like that from your family.  Whatever.
I got a phone call in February - asking me what I wanted from the cottage.  How much notice do I get?  about 10 min.  Because not only has there been an offer - they've negotiated a price, done a home inspection and all that.  No time for me to fly home.  No time for me to think.  Just "what do you want, we have to give them a list"..  I ask for one thing (that I've made clear to all that I wanted since November) - and I'm told that's been given to my sister.  Who, at this point, is ignoring my emails because I'm asking (SHOCKER) to be kept updated on what's going on.  For some reason - she felt me not worthy of updates, and I called her out on it.  Apparently - she doesn't like being called out on things she does wrong.  Anyway, it snowballs from there, I call bullshit and unfair - and now nobody in the family is talking to me.  I was planning on walking away from my house, job, everything - to move home and help - because that's what family does, right?  They help each other in their time of need?  Not mine.  Granted, we've helped each other out here and there - but really, we're not a family.  We're just people that are connected by blood.  Being in a wheelchair apparently gives my brother license to be an asshole.  That's right.  I said it.  The dying guy is being an asshole.    Shoot me.   My sister has been a douchebag of the nth degree.   Obviously there is a lot more - but I'm not typing it all.  Is some of it my fault?  Sure.  But keeping information away from someone that is entitled to it?  Not cool.  It took the threat of legal action to even get the attorney's name that is handling the dissolution of the trust. 

I find out through Facebook - FACEBOOK - that my father and stepmother are in Ireland for 2 1/2 weeks.  Seriously?  Are you fucking kidding me?  I hope someone has contact information for them, in case of an emergency.  Apparently, living in Michigan makes you no longer a part of the family that lives in New England. 

I choose my family from now on.  I choose the people that I care about.  Not genetics.  Not having the same parents.  

I'm staying where I am.  There are friends and members of my family that I love dearly and miss - but I'm not going to put my whole life through upheaval to move closer to people that treat me like shit. 

And yeah - I told them that. 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sunday, that's my FUNday!

Sunday Stealing: The TV Show Meme

Before reading the questions: Pick 5 TV Shows you like. They can be past or present. Hint: pick shows that you are REALLY into. Hey! no peaking at the questions! List them:

1.  LOST (can I put that for all 5??  just kidding..  maybe..)

2.  CSI - love it with Ted Danson - gives the show a whole new life, one of my faves again

3.  NCIS LA - really?  Come on.  Who DOESN'T love looking at that big beautiful hunk of deliciousness known as LL Cool J.  Seriously. 

4.  Grey's Anatomy  But I really liked it with Denny Duquette in it.  He's my imaginary boyfriend.

5.  LOST.  Yep.  That's right.  I was so that show's bitch.  Have you ever missed a show so much it hurt?  That's me.  With Lost.  I wasn't a big fan of the ending though.  Stupid "they're all dead" shit.  That pissed me off. 

1. Who is your favorite character in 2?
I'm really loving Ted Danson in it - not in a "I'd love to mingle precious body fluids" way - but he's good on it..  Who knew that he'd finally find his niche?

2. Who is your least favorite character in 1?
ohhhhhhh.... least?  Charles Widmore, of course.  Who else could it possibly be?  He was a bad bad man,.

3. What’s your favorite episode of 4?I am very sad with any episode that Sam isn't in.  When we thought he got shot, that made me sad.  I might have shed a tear

4. What is your favorite season of 5?
The first one - that was the greatest mind-fuck of all...  Then season two came, and that was a good one too.  Oh Jesus.  All of them.  Except the final episode.  That pissed me off.

5. What’s your favorite relationship in 3?
Callan and Kenzie.  It's pretty funny how they have this thing, you know, a "thing"... but neither of them will admit it - or ever give into it.  Although they've come close. 

6. Who is your anti-relationship in 2?
What the hell is an anti-relationship?  Seriously?  That's dumb.  But given the show - I'd guess any of the criminals??  They can't get past that team.  Ever.  

7. How long have you watched 1?
Five years.  As there were five seasons.  I'm thinking of re-watching them, but that would ruin it for me - because I know how it ends.  And I'd be pissed off the whole time, and yelling at the TV "you're DEAD.. what does it MATTER???"  Really.  Why bother stitching up that wound?  You're DEAD.  

8. How did you become interested in 3?
Really?  Have you NOT been reading my answers?

9. Who is your favorite actor in 4?
I'm a fan of both McDreamy AND McSteamy.  But it was always Denny that had my heart. 

10. Which show do you prefer 1, 2, or 5?
Well, considering that 1 and 5 are both done, I'd have to go with the obvious answer - 2.

11. Which show have you seen more episodes of 1 or 3?
Gee, I'd go with THREE.  Because one isn't on any more.  Moron.  Don't you look at the answers before you make up these questions??

12. If you could be anyone from 4, who would you be?

Hmmmmm  that's a tough one.  I would say Izzie, because she loved Denny, but then she also killed him, kind of.  And then she went crazy.  So yeah - not her.  Meredith?  She's so conflicted about so much stuff - BUT she gets to sleep with McDreamy every night - so I'm thinking I would go for her.  Yeah.  Mer.  I'd so be Mer.  But I'd slap Yang.  Hard. 

13. How would you kill off any character in 5?

Certainly NOT by telling them they'd all been dead for the last 5 years.  That'd be dumb.  And piss people off.  Right? 

14. Would a 3/4 crossover work?
Not unless the team all had to go to Seattle for something and someone got hurt.  But it better not be my Sam.  That would piss me off. 

15. Pair two characters in 1 that would make an unlikely, but strangely okay couple.
Sawyer and Kate.  Oh.  Wait.  They tried that. 

16. Overall, which show has the better cast, 3 or 5?
Good God - 5 had best cast ever.  They were all perfect for each role.  But 3 has Sam.  LL.  Cool.  J.  Need I say more??

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Some random Tuesday thoughts…

Went and saw Elton John last week.  In a really really small venue.  Less than 8,000 peeps.   Very cool.  Very very cool..  I just love me som Benny & the Jets. 

It’s amazing how deafening silence can be sometimes…

In all that I have going on in my life – it’s all really peanuts compared to my friend Jody. Her 10 year old was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma and her life has been completely turned upside down. No parent should ever have to go through what she’s going through – nor should any 10 year old. But he’s so strong and brave, he is an inspiration.

There’s this really weird guy in the neighborhood who emailed me this in response to some neighborhood silliness going on –

“Since you are computer savey. I already know everything you do, say and post. There is a reason I am the Internet Director. Bottomline, I dont care. Everyone knows me and is part of my actual Facebook. Enjoy your day, Know what I can tell you is that I know your personality very well. You will either play more games and try and slam me, which really I dont care. Or you will move on and leave me out of your target of the week.

Either way, Have a good day, enjoy the weather and due note that you should know someone before you try and attempt to deafermate someone character”

I have this… First off – he’s the Internet Director for a major car dealership. They have someone that can’t freaking SPELL in contact with people online? Via email? And really? He knows everything I do, say and post? That’s not creepy at all.. :::shudder::::   And really?  DEAFERMATE???  Thanks for the giggles there bud..

So if you’re reading (because after all, you know all??) Vinnie – you need to go back to a remedial spelling class. You can’t spell for shit, and Harold should be ashamed of himself for putting you “in charge” of internet sales. That scares me. And you don’t know me. You don’t know my life. So step the fuck back, bitch.

Bruce is on tour. Yup.

I’m spending a week on Martha’s Vineyard this summer – something I’ve always wanted to do – and if it all works out, I’ll make it a yearly thing. I’m going to miss the cottage, but life moves on and forward.

Headed to Chicago in a couple of weeks.

Happy Tuesday.