Monday, November 28, 2005

All Good Things...

must come to an end.

So too my blog. Since the inhalation of my computer, and the lack of excitement that I have for my blog I have decided to close the doors to my Reality Check, and face my reality instead of writing about it.

I started this adventure to help me with my writing bloc, but instead it has become my writing, so therefore I am going back to my book, and going to try and get it finished and published. The site will remain for those of you that would like to read about the past year of my life (why I don't know) and also to send me an e-mail periodically. Who knows I may even post something every now and again if it is newsworthy.

I may return in the future with a new look and a new name and with some new news.

Thank you to all of my loyal readers (all 5 of you) and go out and make your dreams reality. I'm going to try to.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Man Of The Week


6'3" 205 pounds, this weeks Man of the Week is someone you would never imagine would be on my blog. He plays college football for Texas A&M. Yes I said football. I watched the Longhorns and the Aggies play yesterday and I must say I enjoy College ball much better than Pro. I really got into the game, and I was amazed at the quarterback for Texas A&M. Not only was he cute, but he RUSHED for 108 yards and two touchdowns in his first career start at quarterback!McGee finished with a game-high 191 yards of total offense, rushing for 108 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries and completing 9-of-23 passes for 83 yards. Not bad for a first time start. So Hats Off to #15. Stephen McGhee.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

We Will Never Learn, Will We?

Hey all. Sorry no posts in a few days, but the 'puter is still down. Not a hell of a lot going on in my life either. But Thanksgiving was wonderful again this year. Great food, and family. Family is always good to have around, even if you do not always agree with them. Stuffed myself silly at mom's and then went to DJ's grandparents and stuffed again. All this on a hangover. Yeah our Wednesday night free for all with Budlight and Red was pretty intoxicating.

We went to their house first where we played "Screw the Dealer", yes a drinking game that I think Budlight made up herself, but it got me royally screwed! By the time we got to the bar I was already gone. We headed out to the west side of town where we hit their hangouts. TONS of hot str8 men everywhere! Red and I have somewhat the same taste in men, but Budlight and I, we don't see things quite the same. She likes them tall and big and not all that cute. I like them a little shorter, stocky and they have to be pretty. After going to about four of their bars, we headed downtown to go to "our" bars. Yes, by the time I got home, I was sick. So when I awoke Thursday morning to begin the Thanksgiving festivities my first meal of the day was two Aleve's and a bottled water.

By about 6:00 p.m. Thanksgiving night I was back to normal. I don't think I'm going out next year on Thanksgiving Eve.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Let it Snow


Woke up this morning to a little snow on the ground. Not a lot, just a dusting but it was enough to make the crazy drivers freak. On the way to work I saw three cars off the road and two fairly major accidents. What is it about the first snow of the season? Do people forget how to drive in the snow that quickly? You can't do 80 miles an hour on snow covered roads, so slow down. The bridges and overpasses were pretty bad this morning and that seemed to be most of the problem, but just watch and be more careful.

Other than the problems it has been causing on the road, the snow was beautiful. I wasn't expecting a white Thanksgiving, and it may postpone our plans tonight, but It does look nice. Our plans are to hit the bars tonight with Red and Budlight. Tonight being one of the biggest bar nights of the year we will probably get into trouble, let's just hope it is fun trouble and not snow trouble.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Computer-less

Having my computer on the blitz, SUCKS. Been busy at work this week so I haven't been able to post so all my regular postings, Man of the Week;HNT and all those other interesting posts about my life have been put on hold and I do apologize.

I am not any closer to getting my computer fixed than I was last Friday, but I do know my problem is bigger than just a fan motor. I tried hooking up my old computer Sunday to at least get online to read my mail, but to no avail. My modem on that computer is fried. So I am stuck posting from work for a while.

Friday night went out with Mamma D and Big D, DJ's parents. We went to BW3's for wings and alcohol. Of course I got a little to drunk, but everyone seemed to ignore me. Saturday was work as usual and Sunday I cleaned, cleaned and cleaned. The apartment looks great. I have to do SOMETHING now that my computer is dead. It is amazing how much longer the days seem and how much I can get accomplished when I'm not sitting on my ass all day staring at the SIMS. I know DJ is happy. But anyway...Hopefully I can be back at full level soon and continue to entertain all of you. Until then have a great Thanksgiving and remember to not eat too much, we have to make sure those HNT posts look good!

Friday, November 18, 2005

Falling Apart

Things are falling apart all around me! What is going on? First it was my back. I've never had any back problems in my life. With my MS all of my problems have been in my legs, arms, hands and eyes. So back problems are something that I've never had to deal with. I'm not even sure what I did to cause it. The doctor said that sometimes you can just twist something getting out of bed and cause your back to go into spasms. So it was either scrubbing my tub, getting out of bed or doing something last Saturday while in bed...

The other thing that seems to be falling apart is my mother. She is becoming more and more forgetful. She called my aunt (my father's sister-in-law) three times to invite her to my sons wedding, but completely forgot to call my father's sister. On top of that she asked me repeatedly if I was going to bring my daughter Princess to the wedding, even though I had just told her in a conversation not two minutes prior that I would be picking her up. Now her longterm memory is fine, but anything that happened in the last few months she has a hard time recalling.

Then last night I got home and went online to check my e-mail. While I was reading my mail and looking at some really HOT pictures a friend had sent me my computer shut itself off. At first I thought we may have had a power surge, so I checked my surge protector. Nothing. So I booted back up and the computer then came on in safe mode and I ran my virus scan. Again nothing. She was completely clean. The whoosh, it shut it self off again. I made a 911 call to Veruca as he is a computer expert and he had no idea, but told me to go in and do a restore, which I did. The computer ran about 20 minutes and then whoosh, it shut down again. After several calls I found out the problem. My fan blower is out, and when the computer reaches a certain temperature it automatically shuts down to protect the hardware. So for a while I am going to have to post my entries from work. It also means no SIMS!!! What will I do?!

Thursday, November 17, 2005

HNT #4



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For my fourth Half~Nekkid Post is a picture of my mug from my son's wedding on Saturday. It's not my most favorite shot but it's me. See the wrinkles and graying hair? And what about those white whiskers growing in my goatee?

I know according to the guideline that facial pictures should be limited, but with my back problems this past week it's all I had. Finally today my back is some better. I'm not sure what I did to my back, but for three days I've been pretty immobile. Hopefully the shot I got on Tuesday will soon allow me to function normal again soon, Whatever normal is...

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Wedding Picture



Congratulations to my son Joe and his new wife, Amanda.

I will post more later in the week, but currently I'm down in my back. It's hard to sit at the computer right now, but will update soon.

Monday, November 14, 2005

The Wedding

As most of you know that read my blog, my oldest son, J1 was married on Saturday. He and his now wife, "Lil Bit tied the knot in good old redneck fashion. Actually the wedding was very nice. Hat's off to J1's mother for throwing things together so well in just little over a week. My son looked very dapper in his suit coat and tie. I think that was actually the first time he had ever had one on. I almost didn't recognize him. But I'm getting ahead of my self. Let's start with the morning of the wedding.

DJ and I had to leave the house by 10:30 to pick up my daughter Princess in Florence, as he BF had to work and was unable to attend the festivities (oh so sad, can you tell I was upset by that?) We left in plenty of time. And we arrived at her place of employment earlier than anticipated. So I decided I'd travel down the road to TARGET to pick up a disposable camera and some dress socks. I had on a pair of old ankle length socks, and they just didn't go with my dress slacks. Well I think everyone in Florence had decided to all go to TARGET at the same time. We sat in traffic a good 20 minutes trying to get back onto the interstate. It was now 12:15 and the wedding started at 1:30. It is a good hour from Florence Kentucky to Liberty Indiana, so we had to move. Traffic was fine on the intertstate, but once we got into the country...Well lets say I made it to the wedding at 1:35 after several calls to my daughter's cell phone asking where we were. They held up the wedding long enough so I didn't miss a thing.

'Lil Bit as, as you know 6 weeks pregnant. But when she came out to come down the aisle with her grandfather, she looks at least 3 months! She has a pouch already. She is not a very big girl, about 4'9" and small frame, so maybe that was why she looked more pregnant. But I will not be surprised if this baby comes "early".

During the vows, she stops and wails out an "oh...My" and then fans herself. So cute and so "Absolutely Fabulous". My son stands there in his silent reserved way and just smiles. Within 15 minutes they were wed. Then off to the cake cutting. The cake was beautiful ( I will have pictures to post later in the week from my disposable camera). They were calm with the cake smashing, and didn't get one another too messed up. Soon the party began to wind down and my son invited me to the After Party. Which was being held at his Best Man's house in a Trailer Park. I will fill you in on that tomorrow...

Friday, November 11, 2005

When You Wish Upon A Star

Since moving into our new place, DJ and I have decided to not smoke in the house. It's bad enough that I smell of smoke, and that my clothing smells as well. I don't want my home to smell that way, so we opt to go out onto our patio to indulge in our "one" vice. I know, we should both quit, and maybe someday we can, but for now we will head to the patio and smoke our selves silly.

Tonight as we were sitting there filling our lungs with pollutants we both saw it almost at the same time. A shooting star! I mean it bolted out of the sky.

"Did you see that?!" I stated
"Yeah, I did." As he looked into the clear night sky

Another draw on the cigarette and WHOOSH!
Yet, another falling star, (I differentiated the stars as this one moved a little slower).

"There was another one" DJ says.
"I know, I almost missed that one."

As I sat there I made wishes on our falling stars. Now I can't share what I wished for because then it won't come true, but I wished the same thing for both stars.

Double the pleasure, double the fun I always say.
I wonder what DJ wished for?

By the way, thanks to EVERYONE that commented on my HNT Post yesterday. It figures that when I post a nekkid picture of myself I get more comments than ever. Thanks, I love the attention!

Thursday, November 10, 2005

HNT ~ Half-Nekkid Thursday/Where's the Cowboys?

When I posted my first HNT posting a few weeks ago I stated it was not going to become pornographic. That's not the reason for HNT according to the guidlines (see here HNT_1). But after careful consideration I just HAVE to post this picture, so if you are under 18 please go no further, or if you are a family member or a friend you may want to pass on this post.

I took this picture of myself BDJ (before DJ). I was living with Silver and Veruca at the time in their condo. They let me borrow their new digital camera which also had a timer. I really had fun that afternoon. This was one of many self photos. This is the ONLY one that will make it to HNT! I hope you all enjoy!! And don't look TOO hard, because you can't see it.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Making Memories

With the upcoming nuptials it seems that many of our discussions have been about weddings. DJ and I were talking last night about my sons wedding on Saturday. DJ was raised Catholic and has only seen Catholic weddings, so when I told him the ceremony would only last about 15 to 20 minutes he was surprised. He was thinking we had a good two hours of sitting in the church for the ceremony. I think he was actually relieved.

Discussing Catholic weddings, I recalled a wedding I attended back in the early 80's. One of my cousins, named Steve, married a Catholic girl and had one of those big catholic weddings, complete with mass and communion. I had never attended a catholic wedding and had no idea what to expect. Being raised Baptist, I had not even been into a catholic church. So one of my other cousins, Barb and I decided to attend together and I picked her up. Of course we had to have a little "smoke" before we went to the wedding, which made us late. We came into the church while some girl was up singing an aria. Not ever being in a Catholic church I had no idea that there were kneeling benches, so Barb and I quickly ran to a seat in the back of the church and I tripped over the kneeling bench. I hit my head and banged my shins up pretty good, and almost yelled out a profanity, but Barb's laughing subdued that. We quickly retreated back outside where we rolled into laughter. Once we got back into the church, it was hard to keep a straight face. Then when we started getting up and down that got me laughing again. I remember telling Barb that I felt like a Jack in the Box, which caused her to laugh out loud again. We again retreated outside where we remained for the remainder of the service. I mean we didn't want to seem sacrilegious.

I love memories like those. Hopefully Saturday will be a day for memories as well.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Going to the Chapel...


No I'm not getting married.

My Son is. This coming Saturday. He and 'Lil Bit were going to go to the courthouse and just get married there, no fanfare, but his mother decided that just wasn't right. They needed a church wedding. So plans began to develop.

The dress was bought.
The cake was bought.
The church was found, and the minister paid.

So next Saturday I get to travel an hour north into Indiana to see my oldest son, J1 take a bride.

It's the first wedding in our family in sometime. I think the last one was my cousins wedding back about 5 years ago. I'm not a big fan of weddings. receptions, yes, weddings no. But this is my son, and I wouldn't miss it for the world.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

MAN OF THE WEEK

I fell in love with this guy way back in the movie the Hackers in 1995. He later when on to play in Romeo & Juliet the same year, then in Bring it On he played the love interest of Kirsten Dunst. I just think he is adorable! So for the Man of the Week this week I give you...

JESSE BRADFORD

Thursday, November 03, 2005

HNT ~ Half-Nekkid Thursday

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It's here again!
Half Nekkid Thursday!

For my post this week I am actually going to post some real human skin! Not mine of course, but my honey's. It was actually his idea to post his skin for Half-Nekkid Thursday. So here it is...

This is my honey's right shoulder. No really it is. He had Pluto tattooed on his back so that I can have something to watch while I am...well you get the idea.

I Love it. And I am really glad it's Pluto could you image doing your boyfriend with a tattoo of URANUS....

HAPPY HNT!



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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Avoiding the Holidays

November is now here. I suppose that it is now officially the Holiday Season, well if you are in retail. Unlike some people, like my friend SILVER, instead of looking forward to Christmas, I'm trying to find ways to avoid it. It's not that I don't like Christmas. Everyone knows I'm a true "Monica" and I LOVE getting gifts, and it's not that I'm a non-believer, as I do believe. I just don't believe in all the hype that seems to go with the Christmas Season. There are already commercials on TV. I went to Meijer last night to get a deal on left over Halloween candy and the displays had already been replaced. With, you guessed it, CHRISTMAS DISPLAYS!

So how do you avoid Christmas? Well don't get me wrong, I'm not a Scrooge, but here are some key plans to avoid the Christmas hubbub;

1. Shop NOW, (or even earlier) don't wait until after thanksgiving, because there are nothing in the stores but crazy people after Thanksgiving. They will fight, maul and destroy you. Not to mention the traffic around the malls. Avoid them at any costs.
2. Shop Online. No mess, no traffic and no crazy people to contend with.
3. Make gifts. There is noting more special than a handmade or home made gift. DJ has taken up crotcheting and he is giving scarves, hats and afghans for gifts this year.
4. Give Money. Avoid all the malls and online shopping, just give cash. I LOVE getting cash
5. Decorate in Moderation: Put out the decorations about December 22, take them down December 26. Or even better, don't put them out at all. Well maybe just a wreath on the door so your neighbors don't think your first name is Ebeneezer.
6. Vacation: Take a Month long vacation. Nothing says I love Christmas better than being in Maui or Key West.
7. Avoid Radio & TV: Stop plying your radio in the car. If not you will be bombarded with Christmas music and advertisements. Put in your new Madonna CD when you are in the car. Think Kabbalah!! And instead of TV, watch those DVD's.
8. Become Jewish; Hanukkah! This way you have more days to get gifts without all the fanfare of Christmas. It's more quiet, reserved and thoughtful celebration. Plus we all love the candles.
9. Change Religions:If you don't want to become Jewish there is always atheism. But you get NO gifts that way.
10. Just keep your Halloween decorations up. Then everyone will think you are a Satanist or something. I mean there are some people that leave their Christmas Decorations up all year round, why not Halloween?

I guess there really is no way to avoid Christmas when you think about it. Just accept the fact that we are a commercial society and Christmas is no longer the sacred celebration that it was meant to be. I guess my friend Silver has the best way to look at it. Just enjoy it, celebrate it, revel in it. If you can't beat it, join it.