Friday, October 27, 2006

Weird, Strange, and Mysterious

About 3 hours ago the strangest thing happened. It was so extraordinary that I couldn't even figure out what it was at first. All I could tell was that I was being vaguely irritated by something. It seemed sort of familiar, like maybe I had seen it before or maybe it was Déjà Vu. It took me a minute to even figure out where this mysterious thing was coming from. I glanced around the house, I started walking around to see if I could find the source, and finally! It struck me! The sun was shining!! I could barely believe my eyes. I'm not even sure I remember the last day the sun was out here. And we'd better enjoy it while it lasts because we're supposed to get rain and snow all day tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Technological Fun Facts

I was watching Things We Love to Hate on the Discovery Channel this morning and they did a show on e-mail and a show on cell phones. I thought that I would share some of the more interesting facts and statistics that I learned from the show...


  • People spend an average of 3 hours a day on frivolous e-mails.
  • Ray Tomlinson, the inventor of e-mail, sent the first e-mail message in 1971.
  • The first e-mail message read as follows: QWERTYUIOP. The top row of your keyboard.
  • Charles Bechner committed suicide due to spam.
  • In London, you can attend an e-mail dance party where people wear iPods, MP3 players, or Walkmen and dance in the street to their own music.
  • Teens voted e-mail as one of the top inventions of the 21st century for making life easier.
  • King's College conducted a study which showed that people who regularly e-mail have a 10% drop in their IQ scores.
  • Spam is 75% of all e-mail.
Cell Phones

  • Dr. Martin Cooper from Motorola placed the first cell phone call in 1973.
  • Cell phone addiction is a medically documented form of OCD and there are clinics where it is treated.
  • Cell phone usage is 6th on the list of driving distractions.
  • There are 170 million cell phone users in the United States and 2 billion world wide.
  • Cell phone use lowers the IQ more than smoking marijuana does.
  • 30% of Americans believe that cell phones cause cancer.
  • At the turn of this century, cell phones replaced cigarettes as the top addiction among teens.
  • In 2005, Australian doctors diagnosed the first case of carpal tunnel syndrome that was caused by excessive text messaging.
  • Having a Bluetooth capable phone could equal having a stalker.


I've been trying to think of something positive to post for days since I've been whining so much lately, but life keeps getting in the way.

Last night I happened to notice that MTV's True Life was on and the title of the episode was, "I'm a Civilian Again" so of course it caught my eye. It was a total mistake to watch it however. They profiled a kid from the Army National Guard who had lost his legs in the war and two Marines. The one Marine, it seemed as if they went in search of the biggest loser they could find to represent what life is like after the military. The guy couldn't manage to type up a resume, he was drunk almost 24/7, he got kicked out of one living situation and at the end of the show was getting ready to be evicted from another for excessive noise and one of his friends who had also gotten out of the Marines said that the military "breeds alcoholics". Geez! How one-sided can you get? The other Marine was living with his wife and baby in their parents' house until they could save up enough money to be out on their own. The only one that was making it on his own was the disabled Army guy and to be totally un-PC and insensitive, it was probably only because of the mega money he's bringing down from the government as a disabled Vet.

I understand that the media, television, news, and radio consist of mostly left-wing Liberals so True Life was naturally portraying the military and the war in the most negative way possible, but as a documentary-type show that is supposedly trying to educate young adults about different social issues, they should have had an obligation to tell all sides of the story. And I'm not saying that the military doesn't have it's share of losers and drunks but there are more losers and drunks who
aren't in the military. I'm also not saying that a lot of people have a hard time adjusting to civilian life. After all, if you've only been trained as a grunt, that doesn't translate to too many civilian jobs. But after having a husband who's been a recruiter for almost 3 years now, I happen to know that these kids, no matter what they say, know what they're getting into when they sign the contract.

I try very hard not to be political. Politics is frustrating, full of indecisiveness, deceit, and backstabbing. But this really made me angry and I knew I should've just watched
Miami Ink instead. I hardly watch MTV at all anymore since it totally sucks and they should take the "M" out of the name but after this, I'll probably stop watching it altogether. I'd rather watch HGTV anyway.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


When you're in grade school and you have a fight with your best friend, it usually involves name calling, stomping, and pouting. Then you're friends again the next day. In high school, fighting with your friends varies little from grade school fights with the exception of the fact that the name calling becomes more colorful and instead of fighting over who's "it" you're fighting over boys. As an adult, what ends friendships? Are the issues more mature or just as idiotic as a third grader's issues?

Since I've been an adult, I've only outright ended one friendship and looking back, it could probably be considered for petty reasons by some. A year later, I still would have done the same thing though. However, there are some people that I've been acquainted with over the years that I wish that I weren't but didn't know how to say, "I don't like you. Go away." So, instead of being forthright about the situation, I became "unavailable". How childish, right? I'd stop taking their calls. "Oh. The battery on my cell keeps dying. Don't know what's wrong with the darn thing." I'd block them on IM. "I haven't seen you online lately." "Oh. Well, I just haven't been in the mood to sit at my desk." Things like that and we just eventually lose touch. I currently have a neighbor that I don't like. She's ok, but he's an ass and their kids are snobby and bratty. My solution? I stopped sending my kids down to play and I don't wave when we pass each other on our road. Is it more mature to evade or to tell someone they're asses?

This brings up another issue: Is it possible to be friends with someone when you don't like their spouse? I've been in this situation a few times and I still don't know the answer. I don't think I'm
as close with the people that I don't like their spouses as I am with the people that I do like their spouses though. I think it's hard to form a close bond with someone when you have such a huge barrier in the way because you can't be completely honest.

Luckily, I'm not currently in a situation where I'm trying to get rid of a "friend". It's probably because I haven't seen any of my friends in 3+ years with a couple exceptions, lol. But this is my thought for the day. Opinions? Just don't ask me to clarify because I refuse to name names and to be specific.

Monday, October 23, 2006


Two disappointments in one day. Does life get much better? So, here's how it went...

The realtor that showed our house this morning said that it showed really well but that the people said it "wasn't what they were looking for". Fine, ok. I talked to our realtor today who said that a couple who had seen our house listed on the internet was interested in more info. He called them this afternoon and it turns out that they had driven by this weekend to check it out and the guy really liked it but his wife didn't like the location. What's not to like?!?! We live a block from the county police station, 2 blocks from the best elementary and middle school in the area, we live on a dead end road that's still maintained by the county, and we have open fields all around us with great views. The only thing I can figure is that maybe she feels that it's
too isolated. Maybe she's like me and thinks that the country is creepy. Even though I think the country is creepy, I still think we have a great location. We have cable and high speed internet. What more can you ask for?

So, that's two "no's" in one day and the only interest we've had in the house in almost 2 weeks. This does not bode well. It's really disappointing. And it's weird to come home and know that you weren't the last person in your house. It's similar to the feeling I had when our car was broken into 4 times in 3 weeks back in Cali only more intense. Now I'm sitting here being all critical about my home. What can I do to make it more appealing? Was it clean enough? Did the cat drop a bomb while I was out and the smell turned them off? Should I buy a house plant? Should I find something else to paint? When is it going to stop raining/snowing so that I can finish the front porch? Am I going to be stuck in Vermont for the rest of my life? It's all so stressful.

On a positive note, at the grocery store today, I picked up some Smoothie Tums and they actually don't taste that bad. They're the smooth dissolve too so they're not that chalky. It's a great find for me since I've had heartburn for days now. Coolness, eh?

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Picture Blog

I created a new blog this morning that will be specifically for pictures. I'm not going to promise how often it will get updated, but you are responsible for checking. I'm not going to nag about it. There is a link under "Links to Check Out" in the sidebar as well as the one below to get you started.

What're You Looking At?

First Snow

This is the scene that we woke up to this morning. Not too much snow and it's about normal for this time of year here. It started snowing about 6pm last night so it could've been much worse and it was, in fact, in parts of Vermont where people got about 5 inches and lost power. So we lucked out. They're forecasting more snow for us tomorrow through Thursday. The kids might end up trick or treating in their ski pants this year, lol.

As for yesterday, I didn't start up the picture blog or play Ricochet. I installed the Sims 2 and played that instead, heheh. I also watched some shows that I had DVR'd from last week. I'm boring, I know. But when it pours down rain all day, what the heck else are you supposed to do? OH! And the big news from yesterday...Drumroll please...No call from XM Radio!! YAY!!

So, there ya go. An early morning post from me. I'll probably post more later in the day.
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Friday, October 20, 2006

Try This

This is a very simple, in that it's not a graphics heavy game, yet difficult puzzle game for if you get bored tonight. I've made it to level 18? I think. I'm stuck there. How far can you get? Click the link below and try it out.

Road Block

What to Say

I have nothing to say today. XM hasn't called yet so I have nothing to bitch about. The kids are behaving, the animals are behaving, the husband is on his way to Hartford, it's been raining all day, and that's about it. I've been entertaining the idea of setting up another blog specifically for pictures though and linking it back to this one. Maybe that's what I should do today. I'm also thinking about playing Ricochet so we'll see what happens. Sorry for the lack of anything to say.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

What All The Best Dressed Dogs Are Wearing

We were trying out winter gear since it's actually supposed to snow next week. Bailey got caught in the crossfire. Posted by Picasa

I Knew Better Than to Hope

Yes. That's right. XM called me again this morning. ::Sigh:: I just don't know what I'm going to do about them. The girl who called me this morning got another earful from me and then I hung up on her. I seriously think they have my account flagged. There's probably a notation on there that reads something like this:

*This customer is a real number. We've been harassing her for over a week now and each phone call is funnier than the last. She's really irate. Let's make sure and call her at least once a day to see how mad she gets. I really think she's close to having a heart attack which would just be icing on the cake. GO TEAM!!*

I really don't think XM staffs anyone that actually knows how to do their job. Probably nobody there has an education better than a GED. I've been promised for three days in a row by three different people that I would not receive any more calls but no go so far. It's not like I freaking asked to have my credit card number stolen for pete's sake. But you know, this is probably customer service karma coming to get me since I used to work for GTE and I harassed people to pay their phone bills. That's probably why I have such bad luck with customer service reps.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

An End to the XM Harassment???

After they called and hung up tonight, I called back. Yes I did. Some poor girl was unfortunate enough to answer my very irate call this evening. I asked to speak to a supervisor but she didn't want to go that route so I told her that I was more than willing to yell at her if that was the way she wanted it. I won't go into the details of the call but to say that it's completely confirmed: XM Radio is staffed with morons. We've had the service for about 10 months now and up to this point, I've had no complaints. The girl promised that I would get no more calls but I'm keeping my fingers crossed cuz my blood pressure, acid reflux, and tension headaches can't take much more of this. I can take solace in the knowledge that their karma will get them eventually though. I'm hopeful that this will be the last post regarding this topic. Who says that I can't be stupidly optimistic when the occasion calls for it?

The birds...THE BIRDS!!!

I had a scary experience yesterday afternoon. I was sitting at my computer which is at the back of our house when I heard this really loud banging. It was loud enough that it scared the dog and the cat. My first thought, because I was going for the reasonable before the outrageous, was that the oil guy was delivering oil because the pipe is at the back of the house. When I looked out the window, however, I didn't see anyone at the pipe so my next thought was that someone was trying to break in the back door. I looked out the front door and that's when I saw the source of the noise: Crows. There had to be 40 or 50 crows out in the yard and I could see more on my neigbors' roofs so that's when I figured it out. I texted C and told him crows were banging on the house and he thought that I had lost my mind, lol. I never understood why the movie The Birds was so scary but seeing how swarms of crows behave in real life, I can totally see it now. And there were so many of them in the trees along our road this morning that they woke me up with all their racket. Also yesterday, they attacked another type of bird and left it for dead in our front yard. It's still out there too cuz I'm not picking it up, lol. Rural life is totally crazy.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Word Verification

Not that anyone ever leaves a comment, but I had to add the word verification for comments to my blog because I had a couple unwanted ad comments tonight. Just a heads up.

I'm Beginning to Hate XM

After I paid the freaking bill and had to speak to Idiot on the phone on Sunday, he said he'd restore our service. Well, the radio is in C's gov so we had to wait until Monday when he went to work to see if we actually had service. Sure enough, we didn't. So, I had to call the Idiots back and see what the heck. Also, after I checked my bank account to make sure the payment went through, not only did they charge me the regular 3 month payment but an additional payment of $13.73 was charged as well. I didn't authorize that and had no idea what it was for. While I'm on the phone trying to get the service restored, I ask about the charge. After speaking with TWO Idiots, neither one of them could explain the charge and agreed to credit my account. Well, YEAH YOU ARE!!! Then, THEN, I get a freaking hang up call from XM this morning. WTFreakingF?!!? Stop calling me!! I paid you!! I actually think they might be worse than AOL's customer service. All I know is they better stop harassing me or I'm gonna cancel the service and make them eat the damn radio. SHEESH!!!

On a happier note, C and I got a UPS delivery today and it is SWEET!! I'm not telling what it is cuz I don't want to have to hear about it from people who think they have a right to say something but OH YEAH BABY!! It is ever so cool. I'm off!

The Caravan

Came and went. Geez. It was totally nerve wracking for some reason. There were about 20 realtors in all and they were all polite and whatnot. They really liked the gray paint and the blue color in the girls' rooms. It's "crisp and pops" was how they described it. I hope we start getting people out now. Oh, and they commented on how clean the house was which is completely laughable. Do people really show their homes to realtors dirty and messy?

I just about killed myself sanding the front porch yesterday. I sanded for about 4 hours and I would only call it about 1/4 of the way done. My arm, hand, and shoulder hurt so bad I don't think I slept more than a couple hours last night.

And I've been meaning to mention how smart my dog is. I know a lot of people train their dogs to do tricks and call them smart also. Bailey can do tricks; sit, lay down, catch, shake, and we're teaching her the
Lady and the Tramp trick with the treat on the nose. But in addition to all that, she can recognize music. I have the alarm on my cell phone set to go off at 8:40 in the morning and at 3:10 in the afternoon and it plays Dare by the Gorillaz. When she hears it, she immediately goes to her crate. She doesn't do it for any other ring tone on my phone, just the alarm. And if you're thinking she just knows the time of day, which would also be smart, we tried just playing the tone randomly this past Saturday and she recognized it. Smart dog, right?

Well, I'm going to try and relax for the rest of the day. It's supposed to rain until Thursday so the porch is going to have to wait to be finished and the house is spotless so I'm good to play the part of a slug for at least a day. Woohoo!

Monday, October 16, 2006

More Power, House Woes, And XM Radio

More Power:

I acquired my very first power tool yesterday. We have other power tools, drills, saws, etc., but this tool was bought specifically for me. I got a very nice handheld sander. Woohoo, heheh. I'm redoing my front porch. It's the whole curb appeal thing. Even with the sander, it's not as simple as I thought it was going to be. When we bought this house, the front porch was painted a peeling dull green. I guess it was supposed to match the dark green shutters on our house. My plan was to sand off the paint and stain it a nice cedar color. I think wood looks nicer when it's a natural color rather than painted. But, I don't think I have enough time to do all that so I'm just going to sand off the majority of the paint and re-paint it a nice dark green that will actually match the shutters and the front door. I think it'll look nice when it's all done. At the very least it'll look better than it was.

House Woes:

The rest of our weekend was pretty busy. Saturday we made another trip to the Salvation Army with the 6+ boxes of toys we gave away plus another box of clothes. It's ridiculous the amount of crap we had sitting around that we had no use for and there's more in the basement that just needs to be thrown away. Then on Sunday we fixed the water filter, put up a carbon monoxide detector so that we're in compliance with Vermont laws now, sanded some of the front porch, and mowed the lawn. I was so tired last night that I went to bed at 10 which is just unusual for me because I don't normally do things that make me feel old, lol. Tomorrow I have a realtor caravan coming first thing in the morning. So, I get to kill myself cleaning my already clean house since I'm completely OCD about it now and it never seems to be clean enough. We also bought a book this weekend about selling your house so I get to obsess over the multitude of things we've already done wrong.

And XM Radio:

Their customer service department is as bad as AOL's. I had to cancel my credit card recently because the number was stolen. This was the card that I was using to pay the XM bill, but because it normally gets paid automatically each month, I forgot to change the account and it didn't get paid on time this month. They called me on the 11th and I explained the situation and that I would go online myself and pay the bill. The girl told me that she'd give me until the 16th to pay it, no big deal. Please take note that today is the 16th. Anyway, C told me that he had no service on Friday, the idiots, and XM proceeded to call me at least 4 times a day sometimes letting the phone only ring once before hanging up. I paid the freaking bill Thursday but that didn't stop the stinking morons from harassing me. Finally, they called yesterday, once was a hang up and the second time I was able to answer the phone in a very belligerent tone (you gotta love caller ID), "What?" The guy was all flustered and explained to me that my service was interrupted and he would like to help me fix that. I told him, "I paid the freaking bill. What more do you people want, blood?" And he was all, "You paid the bill?" And I'm like, "Yeah and you people have proceeded to call me 4 or 5 times a day despite that, sometimes hanging up before I can answer the phone." And he stutters a little and says, "Oh. Well, I apologize for that. Would you like me to restore your service now?" WTF?!?!? No. Please don't do that. I
like paying for things that I'm not getting. FREAKING IDIOT!!! Where do they dig these people up??? But our service is back on and I hope to the gods they're done calling me cuz the next time won't be pretty.

So, that was my weekend. I lead such an exciting life and you're jealous, I know. I bet you're wishing you could kill yourself fixing up a house that you won't ever get to enjoy too. Too bad. I'm not sharing.

Friday, October 13, 2006


I have to amend my earlier ranting at my house's listing. The only one I saw that day was at one website. My house is listed at 2 additional websites and the other ones show pictures of our view. Still no good ones of the floor, but whatever. So anyway...

I talked to the housing office at our next duty station yesterday. No go there. There isn't a waiting list for the units we'd be living in but they only have 1080 sqft. WTF?!?! This is 3 bedroom, staff NCO housing. How in the world is anyone actually supposed to fit all of their stuff into that little itty bitty space?? The master bedroom is only slightly bigger than my kids' rooms right now. I'd be able to fit, bed in there and that's it. I guess that's the essential piece of furniture for a bedroom but we have clothes too. Geez! The kitchen I have now is smallish and not an eat-in kitchen at all. The kitchen in base housing is smaller than the one I have now and there is no room labeled as "dining room". Where are you supposed to eat? If it could have been just like the housing we had in San Diego it would have been perfect but it's missing a few hundred square feet. And the lady told me that the 4 bedroom houses have the SAME SQUARE FEET! How is that possible? Where did they put the fourth bedroom? I just don't know.

Did you all hear about the snow that Buffalo got last night?? I shouldn't laugh because my karma will come back around and get me but 2 feet in the second week of October is just funny. Now that I said that we'll probably get a massive snow storm the day we're supposed to move and get snowed in.

Last night's Grey's Anatomy was just kick ass as usual. I hope Mer sticks with McDreamy's decision. Nuff said.

I had more stuff to say but it all went out of my head. I haven't eaten yet today so that could be my problem. I'm gonna go find a late lunch.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Sometimes Technology Can Be Scary

I just bought a new headset deal for my computer. You know, the headphones with the microphone. Anyway, I'm sitting here listening to music real loud because they're pretty awesome headphones. Buried Myself Alive by The Used comes up on shuffle and I'm singing at the top of my lungs cuz I can't hear myself and nobody else can either since I'm home alone. And then I totally scare the crap out of myself when one part of the song comes on and I thought the noise was coming from behind me. I whipped the headphones off and jumped out of my chair faster than I've moved in recent memory, lmao. Then after I laugh at my own idiocy, I went and locked the front door just to be safe cuz I made myself paranoid, lol. Geez. I'm telling you, living in the country for the last 3 years has made me more weird than I usually am. I lived in San Diego by myself for 6 months while C was deployed and would sit at night with all the lights off, the doors and windows open, watching scary movies and was never as creeped out as I get here in broad freaking daylight. I think I've seen Children of the Corn too many times or something. Everyone knows that evil lurks in corn fields not on city streets, heheh. And now because I'm sitting here thinking about it too much, I had to turn the music off and take the headphones off so that I can hear if anything creeps up behind me to slash my throat.

Zoloft of Paxil anyone??

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

I just had to vent a little. What better place than my very own blog.

I saw the listing for my house for the first time this morning and I don't like it. You can't see the one of the dining room because it was backlit. That freaking hardwood floor took freaking MONTHS to put in. I want the damn thing shown on the listing. Know what I mean? And another picture is basically of a wall and the hallway. Wtf?? And NO pictures of the view. Our view is great. The pizza delivery people and the UPS guy always comment on our view. Put up a freaking picture of it!!! They're only allowed 6 pictures. I get that. But if one of them is a picture so dark you can barely tell what you're looking at, why use that one and not a good one of the view? I wonder if it would be ok if I talked to my realtor about this. The best pictures were of the kitchen and our fireplace. We have an awesome fireplace. I hope we start getting people wanting to see the house soon and many offers soon after that. Keep your fingers crossed people!!!

A picture of the view from my front porch.

My dining room. Disregard the dog's head and the paintings on the floor. I can't decide if I want to hang them up or not. The pictures, not the dog's head. Posted by Picasa

Now You Know You're Old

I was at Myspace this morning checking things. Anyway, I ran across the profile for a girl that I used to babysit for back when I was in high school. She's 23 years old now. Sheesh!!! I may as well go out and dig my grave cuz I'm done. I feel ancient. It's really pathetic.

The Information Age

Why is it that some people are more interested in technology than others? And I know that it's not an age thing. I was talking with this woman that I know who's my age and says she never touches the computer and has never shopped online. I do about 80% of my Christmas shopping online and buy something at least once a month online. I'm on the internet several times a day and don't leave the house without my cell phone. If not for my Palm, I'd forget a million appointments. And although my iPod doesn't really serve a purpose, I love how small it is and how many songs it can hold, lol.
I just can't understand people who have no use for or just don't like technology.

In my opinion, they have no idea what they're missing. If I didn't have my computer and access to the internet, my life would fall apart. Well, at the very least, my bills wouldn't get paid on time and my checkbook would be a mess. I do absolutely ALL my banking online and pay all my bills through my bank's web bill pay. I've had the same box of checks for 18 months and am only on the second book.

Technology is our friend people!!! For those of you resistant to it, you really should consider changing your ways because it's not going anywhere. It's in your cars, on your highways, in your house, in your children's schools, it's freaking everywhere. You can't escape it so you may as well give into it and educate yourself on how to live efficiently in the 21st century.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Strange People

On my way home from the grocery store today I saw the tackiest thing in my neighborhood. Somebody had a lawn flamingo dressed up like a turkey. I had to laugh because it was so silly looking but I wouldn't be caught dead with such a thing in my yard. I prefer shaggy grass and bicycles.

My cat just caught a fly mid-air and ate it. Isn't he talented?

Monday, October 09, 2006

It's Done

Our house is officially for sale. The sign is in the yard and everything. It's a weird feeling. As soon as the realtor left, I felt like the house is no longer mine and essentially, it isn't. From this point on, complete strangers have access to the house until someone decides to buy it. I can't stuff dirty laundry in the closet to hide it or leave the bedroom doors shut to keep people out. Our life, as far as our house is concerned, is an open book. It really feels invasive.

I also forgot to mention in my first post for today that they are forecasting snow showers for us Vermonters on Friday. Isn't that nice?? 70's today, snow on Friday. ::Sigh::

I'm going to go and relax for the first time in a month.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Neighbors...They're All Evil

Up until this point, I haven't specifically targeted anyone in my posts. People may have taken a thing or two personally, but that was unintentional on my part. Tonight, this post is specifically directed at a person or persons: Bad Neighbors. If you've been a bad neighbor in the past, a pox on you and your karma will get you if it hasn't already.

What's the point of this, you ask? Well, I'm sitting here in my house with all the doors and windows shut (it's only 46 degrees outside) listening to my neighbors' live band. Yes. You read that right: LIVE BAND. I can hear it well enough to tell you that those people don't need to be performing for anybody at all. THEY SUCK! And the bands they are covering should put out a contract on them. The point of this party? Someone had a baby. Apparently, newborns like loud, sucky bands and beer. Things must have changed in the last 7 years since I've had a baby last.

Am I just being uptight? Well, you could say that I am, however, this isn't the first live performance that I've been subjected to by these neighbors and this particular band. Their suckiness is one of kind that's how I know it's the same band as the last party. They've been going at it for 6+ hours now and counting. Last time they didn't pack up until almost midnight and I had to listen to my kids complain about not being able to get to sleep and then to their irritableness all the next day from lack of sleep. They are also having their guests park along the street turning it into a one lane obstacle course and they're also parking in the fields behind our houses that's owned by the city and leased by a private company where there are signs stating no vehicles.

Oh lord. They're butchering
Mississippi Queen. It's just awful. I wish I had a way of recording them and posting some audio on here so you all could share in my good fortune.

So, if you've been a bad neighbor in the past, repent and confess your sins. If you're currently a bad neighbor, STOP IT and learn to be considerate of other people who are paying out the butt for property taxes to live next to your nastiness.

In the end, remember that I've never claimed to be a people person and have the right to hate all neighbors. Also, they just completely murdered
Turn the Page by Bob Seger. That should be illegal.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Discouraging Day

I met with our realtor today. While he said that our house was very nice and had several features to make it desirable, in order for it to be competitively priced with similar houses currently on the market, we'll have to ask $8,000 less than we had originally planned. This is very upsetting to me for several reasons that I don't feel like going into on here. One house that we actually looked at when we were looking to buy sold for $3,000 more than we were going to ask but it was on the market for something like 430 days. Ummm...We have 90 give or take a day or two. At this point, I don't know what to do. And if anyone tells me not to worry about it, that things will take care of themselves, I'll have to beat you. A) That's not true. And B) That's not what I want to hear right now. I'm wallowing. Allow me to wallow.

One good thing is that my house is so spotlessly clean that you could eat off of any of the floors. Another bad thing is that he said we should have our carpets stretched and that I should strip and stain our front porch. ARGH!!!!! Is that going to give me an additional $8,000 dollars?? Is all that really worth the time and considerable money?? I just wish all this would go away. I hope Pierre rots in hell the freaking spawn of the devil, whoremongering, biotch.

Anyone have $8,000 I could borrow interest free?? ;P

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Music Critics Corner

I'm going to start with Gnarls Barkley. Not only is his name ridiculous but his song, Crazy, is annoying and repetitive. What, exactly, is that song trying to say and with a name like Gnarls Barkley, do I really care?

Next, Nelly Furtado.
Her breakout album was Whoa, Nelly back in 2000 with the song, I'm Like a Bird. This year, she released Loose featuring songs like Promiscuous and Maneater. She has received a lot of negative reviews saying that she sold out in order to become more popular and make more money because she started out with a more folksy style versus the mainstream dance music on her newest album. Personally, I like her wearing both mantles. You can either mellow out or be really hyped up with her music. I think that the people criticizing her latest musical effort do so out of jealousy because she is really cleaning up. Right now, Maneater is #12 and promiscuous is #30 on iTunes so her songs can't be all that bad.

And last for today, Jibbs' song
Chain Hang Low. That is the most fun song to sing along to playing on the radio right now. I suppose if you're not a fan of hip-hop you wouldn't think so, but I have a diversified interest in music and like most genres. And even though I'm a child of the 80's I'm not stuck on the 80's hair-band music, lol. :P Chain Hang Low is just a really fun song and it totally gets stuck in your head but in a good way.

Oh oh!! And before I forget...C and I got to hear 50 Cent and Eminem's new song last night via channel
93.3's website out of San Diego. It was pretty cool considering that 93.3 was the only station in the country to have the song and we got to hear it here on the east coast before everyone else with the exception of all the people in San Diego that were listening too. I listen to that channel a lot on my computer since our one and only Top 40 station became a classic rock station recently and it also happened to be the only station that I could get on my stereo in the house, the little buggers.

Anyway, that's it for today.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Blog Issues

I think I have blog issues. Why, you ask? Because I'm constantly composing entries in my head all the time. In fact, while I was at the mall today, I was thinking of something to post and that's when I decided I had issues and that I needed to post about that, heheh. I'm disturbed in the head. If I'm not being obsessed with which side of the oven to put my spice rack, I'm thinking about stuff to post on the blog. You're probably thinking that if this is true, my posts would be more interesting and better composed, lol. Maybe I should take a break. But then, if I don't have something semi-constructive to focus on, I worry about what sort of centerpiece to put on my dining room table or if there are spots on the walls that I need to touch up or if my pantry looks cluttered instead of just full. These are seriously the things I'm worrying about these days with the realtor coming tomorrow to get the process started on selling the house. I watch too much HGTV and I'm constantly rearranging things around my house and I think about the blog too much. I need an intervention or something.

Ok. I'm going to go clean something now.