Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Countdown from Ten

I found this on Lady Banana's blog. You know how I'm a sucker for a meme. If you choose to participate too, leave me a comment so I can read your post.

Ten hows:

  1. How did you get one of your scars? I have a circular scar on my forehead from the chicken pox.
  2. How did you celebrate your last birthday? Jennifer came out and stayed over for my birthday. It was pretty great.
  3. How are you feeling at this moment? Tired. A bit irritated. Anxious.
  4. How did your night go last night? Well, it took me forever to fall asleep. Once I did, I was out until the Mister's alarm went off this morning.
  5. How did you do in high school? Ok. I coulda done better but I was lazy.
  6. How did you get the shirt you’re wearing? I stole it out of the Mister's closet.
  7. How often do you see your best friend(s)? Every day. Until he deploys.
  8. How much money did you spend last month? Geez. Who knows? All my bills were paid so that's all that matters.
  9. How old do you want to be when you get married? I've been married for 14+ years.
  10. How old will you be at your next birthday? 34.

Nine whats:

  1. Your mothers name? Sherry
  2. What did you do last weekend? We had Thanksgiving dinner. Yeah. You read that right.
  3. What is the most important part of your life? My husband and my kids.
  4. What would you rather be doing? Than what? I like my work although one or two of my clients need beat. Still, I could always use a vacation.
  5. What did you last cry over? Don't laugh, but I just bawled watching The Deadliest Catch.
  6. What always makes you feel better when you’re upset? Yelling at someone. Listening to angry music as loud as I can get it.
  7. What’s the most important thing you look for in a significant other? Someone to be my partner in life. I got what I was looking for. ;)
  8. What are you worried about? Right now, school starting for the youngest and the Mister deploying. I'll be alright but I worry about them.
  9. What did you have for breakfast? Nothing

Eight yous:

  1. Have you ever liked someone who had a girlfriend/boyfriend? Not to my recent recollection.
  2. Have you ever had your heartbroken? Yeah
  3. Have you ever been out of the country? I've been to Mexico several times and to the Bahamas. I've been close enough to Canada to see it but have never crossed the border.
  4. Have you ever done something outrageously dumb? Yes. Recently enough that I'm still working on fixing it.
  5. Have you ever been back stabbed by a friend? Yeah
  6. Have you ever had sex on the beach? I've had the shot but I've not done the actual act on a beach.
  7. Have you ever dated someone younger than you? The Mister is 70 days younger than me.
  8. Have you ever read an entire book in one day? Yes. Lots.

Seven whos:

  1. Who was the last person you saw? The Mister. He's sitting next to me.
  2. Who was the last person you texted? The Mister. I BBM'd him though.
  3. Who was the last person you hung out with? The Mister and the kids.
  4. Who was the last person to call you? A client.
  5. Who did you last hug? The Mister
  6. Who is the last person who texted you? The Mister. He BBM'd me though.
  7. Who was the last person you said “I love you” to? The Mister

Six wheres:

  1. Where does your best friend(s) live? With me, in the desert, in Texas, in Ohio. Am I forgetting anyone?
  2. Where did you last go? Gaetano's and Albertsons
  3. Where did you last hang out? My office.
  4. Where do you go to school? UMUC
  5. Where is your favorite place to be? The beach
  6. Where did you sleep last night? In my bed.

Five dos:

  1. Do you think anyone likes you? Sure
  2. Do you ever wish you were someone else? Nah
  3. Do you know the muffin man? Nope
  4. Does the future scare you? Not really. Not anymore.
  5. Do your parents know about your blog? Yeah. I don't know if they read it though.

Four whys:

  1. Why are you best friends with your best friend? I'm married to him.
  2. Why did you get into Blogging? Lots of reasons.
  3. Why did your parents give you the name you have? If I remember correctly, my mom said she got my name off of a soap opera.
  4. Why are you doing this survey? Because it's easy content.

Three ifs:

  1. If you could have one super power what would it be? To fly or be able to transport myself from place to place.
  2. If you could go back in time and change one thing, would you? One thing? It'd be hard to choose.
  3. If you were stranded on a deserted island and could bring 1 thing, what would you bring? One thing? My cell phone. Everywhere has signal nowadays. ;)

Two would-you-evers:

  1. Would you ever get back together with any of your ex’s if they asked you? No
  2. Would you ever shave your head to save someone you love? To save them? Well, yeah. Hair grows back and I could always buy a wig until it did.

One last question:

  1. Are you happy with your life right now? About 75% of it.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

A Look at Military Life

  1. Military wives are fat, lazy, and dumb.
  2. Military wives cheat on their husbands.
  3. Military wives are gossips.
  4. Military wives have no ambition.

You know what? Those four things are true. They are also false. They can also be applied to military husbands, civilian wives, civilian husbands, and to just about anyone or no one. It’s just something to keep in mind.

One thing that really annoys me about living in base housing (I know, I know. Everything annoys me about living in base housing. I’ve said so before.) is that when I have maintenance come out, they treat me like I’m an idiot and talk down to me. I recently had them out because the igniter went out on my oven and it wouldn’t light. They pull out the stove to replace it and there was a piece of beef pot roast underneath it. Yuck, right? Well the guy hauls it out and makes a production over it. You know what? I’ve only lived here for five months and I haven’t made a pot roast of any variety in that time. It was my understanding that these places were cleaned before we moved in but I guess not.

Also, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week, maintenance has knocked on my door wanting to come in to fix an upstairs screen in a window. I didn’t call them but you can see it from the street. We’ve been running the AC so I haven’t been too concerned about it. The thing is, is that they come here unexpectedly and without an appointment and just figure that any old time of the day, I’ll be available to let them in. Well, I’m sorry, but I’m not available. I work during the day and when I’m on the phone with a client, I just can’t tell them to hold on while I answer the door. It’s like they just assume that I’m sitting my lazy butt on the sofa watching soap operas all day waiting for them to come and light up my life. It’s vastly irritating. So, I called maintenance today, put in requests for three different things in addition to the upstairs window and told them to be here after 2 pm tomorrow. One of the things that needs to be fixed are the vertical blinds on the sliding patio doors. They won’t open. When I described the problem, the lady asked me, “Are they all turned in the same direction?” GEEZ! Like that’s not the very first thing I tried!! I also called the main housing office and told them that I want the brush that is outside of my fence in the canyon cleared away because it is within the “100 feet of defensible space” you’re supposed to have cleared around your house for fires but outside of the area we are responsible for keeping mowed.

We’re going to look for someplace else to live when the Mister gets back from his deployment. Oh yeah. For those of you that don’t follow me on Facebook and/or Twitter, the Mister is going on his first combat deployment soon. It’s ok. I’m not freaking out. I have base housing maintenance to take care of things while he’s gone. ::snort:: Seriously though. The girls and I will manage and he’ll be running computers the whole time he’s gone. Deployments are part of the military life and we deal with them. All I ask is that people don’t try and visit me while he’s gone. It’s nothing personal. I just try and keep things as normal as possible for the kids and I can't do that with houseguests. No matter who it is or how long they stay or what the circumstances are, houseguests are stressful for me. Whatever entertaining gene that my grandmother has, it didn’t get passed down to me. I know that there are people who will take this personally but it’s all in your head. I will say no if you ask, so don’t make me be mean.

Now, I’m off to make my will. Who wants the kids?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Everclear Concert


I’m a huge fan of the band Everclear. I have been since Sparkle and Fade. They are one of the few bands that I never hit “skip” on my iPod or turn the radio station because I’m tired of their music. The song Santa Monica made me feel good after we moved out of California and I was feeling homesick for it. So, when the opportunity came for me to get tickets to a local show, I snapped it up. It’s one of the many ways that Twitter has been good to me. ;)

We went to see them at a club here in San Diego called Anthology. This club is the nicest club I have ever stepped foot in. If I had a league, Anthology would be out of it, lol. They have a dress code for pete’s sake. Just in case you were wondering, I wore Michael Kors and the Mister wore Armani. There. I couldn’t resist saying it out loud. Hehehe. Anthology is also the first place I’ve ever eaten at that had a real chef. The food was pretty amazing. Little works of art on a plate.

The show itself was fantastic. They played all my favorite songs. When the band came out, Art Alexika, scanned the room and said that it was an Everclear dinner theater, lol. He’s a pretty funny guy.

I’m not going to bore you with all the details but I will say that it was a thrill for me to see them live. I wish that my stupid Blackberry would take better pictures so that I could share one but it doesn’t, so I won’t. They started their world tour today so if you have a chance to see them, I highly recommend it. They’re worth it.

Oh. And if you’re ever in San Diego and are looking for a night out, Anthology is fabulous. Good food. Good music. Good drinks. Great atmosphere.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

It’s Nerdtastic

Have you ever been to an Apple Store? Not online but an actual real life, in person store? If you haven’t, you should. It’s an experience.

We have one that’s really rather close to us at the Fashion Valley mall here in San Diego. We stroll in whenever we’re having a meal at the Cheesecake Factory or if we’re at the mall browsing.

So, the last time we were in, we were actually at the mall because I needed some software for my laptop and the Mister wanted to get a Magic Mouse for his laptop. We pick out our purchases and stand in line behind a computer terminal manned by an Apple employee. While we’re waiting patiently, another employee walks up and asks us if we need help. We told him that we were just waiting to check out. He replies, “Oh. I can help you with that.” Then, he takes out what looks like a modified iPhone, uses it to scan the software and the mouse and tells us our total. I think, at this point, both of our mouths were hanging open we were so impressed with this technology. The Mister, still somewhat stupefied, pulls out his wallet and hands over his credit card. The man from the future, err, the Apple employee, takes the card and swipes it down the side of his iPhone/portable checkout terminal then asks, “Do you want a printed receipt or do you want me to e-mail one to you?” He had been able to get the Mister’s e-mail address because the credit card he used to pay is the one that’s associated with his online Apple account. Sheesh! Being the environmentally conscience people that we are (we really just wanted to continue this futuristic experience) the Mister had him e-mail the receipt. As we walked out of the store, purchses in hand, the Mister’s phone beeped alerting him to an incoming e-mail. It was his Apple receipt.

It was awesome.