Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Today's reading challenge

(found over at Bookworming in the 21st Century) but thanks for Mandyfish's tweet.

For today's challenge, here's what I have to do:

1. Pick up the book you are currently reading.

2. Since it is December 22, turn to page 22 of your book.

3. Count down to the 22nd line on the page. (if there is a partial word on the page, you can leave it off)

4. Post a picture of your book cover along with the 22nd line from the 22nd page on your blog.

Here's mine:

Line: how much it would cost to rent Main Street for a week."


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Which reindeer am I?

You Are Blitzen

Always in good spirits, you're the reindeer who loves to party down with Santa.

Why You're Naughty: You're always blitzed on Christmas Eve, while flying!

Why You're Nice: You mix up a mean eggnog martini.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas lights

So I finally put lights on the christmas tree. I am so not into decorating this year. I did the windows and front yard 2 weeks ago and then got derailed.

It might be awhile before the lighted tree gets any decorations. Sorry.

Yeah, this is not our tree.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

another version of F My Life happening now

"Today, I found the only man to hate sex. He's my boyfriend. FML."

Wow, how sucky is that? Even better, what if he were your husband???????

How can you hate sex? Seriously. Don't you get itches that need to be scratched? You know what I mean?

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Web video conferencing

So what's the best out there? I am doing some research (boss directed) into getting us video conferencing software. Our laps already have built-in web cams, so now we need the "system".

Care to share what your favorite system is to use? Is it Webex or something else.

Just like that spring/fall is back. It is 58 degrees outside in Washington, DC. It is also December 15th! Where is my snow?

I'm melting.

Monday, December 14, 2009

winning the lottery

I would absolutely love to win the lottery. (I mean, right, so would everyone else in the world.)

I could get myself out of debt with a little help from those pesky lottery winnings. I don't care how high or low the Mega Millions jackpot is, I'll take it. I won't be greedy.

Show some love. Send the lottery winnings my way. Please.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Super Bowl hangover

That's what we must have. A huge hangover from winning the Super Bowl last year. We are just not playing football. Not even close to playing ball.

Again, I have to say, SERIOUSLY? It's the Cleveland Browns. I mean, really?


It's the Browns.

Wow, I need some aspirin.

The Penguins won.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Weekly edition of F My Life!

"Today, I fell asleep on the train and accidentally wound up resting my head on a strange man's shoulder. When I woke up, I discovered that not only did he not object, but he decided to return the favor by resting his hand on my thigh. I was wearing a skirt. FML."

Wow, I don't know, I'm kinda horny now. Let's think about this. I could see this as a chapter in a mystery, couldn't you?

I really hope that the guy was good looking and not some grease-stained vagrant. That would definitely gross me out.

And that's why I don't allow myself to fall asleep on the metro or the buses. No thank you.

What would you do if this happened to you?

Monday, December 7, 2009

Seriously, it was the Raiders. Really, wasn't it all just a bad dream?

That didn't really happen, did it? The high and mighty, 6 times champs, Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the frickin', my time is so over, Oakland Raiders?

I must be having a nightmare. Surely that didn't happen?

Someone save me! Save my team! What the heck is happening this season? Where did my team go?

Will the real Pittsburgh Steelers please stand up?

It must be hockey season 'cause there is certainly no football worth watching anymore.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Bertucci's on Thursday

This was my lunch on Thursday: first the salad (italian dressing) and awesome bread....

and then the lovely, delicious, hot, crunchy, mouth watering Bertucci Pizza for One. I only managed to finish 2 pieces, but it was delicioso!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Here we go again...F My Life (the Wednesday edition)

"Today, at work I was told I'd be working over Christmas because I don't drink. Apparently it you're a tee total, you're not entitled to spend time with your family and are incapable of having fun. FML"

Boy, sure I am glad I drink!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


That would be 5 1/2 month old Tigger on the top of the clock where he is not supposed to be.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Panaramic picture

Panaramic view of the courtyard at the Staples Center.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Ashburn Sports Pavilion

Yes, you are hearing correctly. I am going to the gym. Yes, right now. In 5 minutes.

I know, I know, you are saying "sure you are, just like you did for months at a time before".

I am. Gotta get started sometime and that time is now. And yes, I did call in sick today and stayed home. Still, I participated in 2 hour-long conference calls. So I am entitled.

Going to the gym. Bye.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

belated F My Life post (should have been yesterday)

"Today, I was laughing at a story of a girl who had dropped her cellphone in a hottub and ruined it. As I was feeling pretty good about myself, I then realized that my cellphone was in the pocket of a sweater that I had just thrown in the washer 20 minutes prior. FML."

Yeah, cellphones are one of my have-to-have-the-greatest "toys". I have to have one of the latest and greatest. It's techie to me, so I have be up there.

Having this happen would absolutely suck.

Of course, the greatest cellphone service provider in the world doesn't get the iPhone, and that sucks also.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Steelers in LA!

Even the mighty Steelers are preferred by the Guiness Book of World Records!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Last week in Hollywood / Los Angeles

was a blast. I believe my #2 son also had a great time.

The Lakers game was fantastic. The aura and climate of the Staples Center just rocked, it was more than I expected. (and they crushed which made #2 son very happy)

We had some down time while we were there (I'm not made out of money), but all-in-all it was a great mini-vacation.

And I made sure to touch the Pacific Ocean when we drove out to the beach. More later.

Monday, November 16, 2009

LA Staples Center

outside the Staples Center for the Lakers game last Thursday.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

F My Life Wednesday

"Today, I found out that my friend uses pictures of me to motivate her to work out. They are accompanied by sayings such as "you don't want to turn out like this." FML"

Now that's just wrong. Friend? I doubt it.

Happy Veteran's Day!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sesame Street - more

Here was Google's header for yesterday:

Happy 40th Birthday Sesame Street. It is actually 40 years today.

and so it continues....

Happy Birthday Sesame Street and wishing you many, many more.

Monday, November 9, 2009

It's almost vacation time....

2 1/2 more hours at work and I am outta here! Caio, see ya later, gone.

Okay, I'm really not going anywhere until Wednesday. Tomorrow is my pack day and pick the last minute things day.

Yes, I am doing the good mom thing. I am taking son #2 to Los Angeles to see a Laker's game.

Yes, the whoooooollllllle way across the country. East to West coast trip. Can't wait.

Other than the Laker's game, we have no idea what we will be doing. Does anyone have any good ideas (cheap good ideas - Lakers' tickets alone are outrageously expensive).

Let me know.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Personally, I prefer dark chocolate

You Are Milk Chocolate

A total dreamer, you spend most of your time with your head in the clouds.

You often think of the future, and you are always working toward your ideal life.

Also nostalgic, you rarely forget a meaningful moment... even those from long ago.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

more Sesame Street

Here is today's Google page header:

I absolutely adore Oscar the Grouch. He was more realistic to me than most of the others. Wow, what is that saying about me?

So my hubby left Thursday to go hunting. He will be back tomorrow. Then I got an unexpected surprise in my ex calling and saying he would take the boys this weekend since he couldn't last weekend. I am totally alone.

It rocks!

Last night was awesome. Yeah, you think I partied it up, but you would be wrong.

I went and had some beers around dinner time. I was home at 8:00pm. I did nothing. I watched a couple episodes of Law and Order and was in bed watching TV by 10:00pm.

It was soooo awesome. One more night to go and then everyone comes home.

I couldn't have asked for a nicer day. Haven't had this in a long time.

How's your day?

I am smart

or so they say.

You Would Be a Smart Celebrity

You're already very well read and curious about the world. So why would that change simply because you got famous?

If anything, with more money to devote to traveling and charity, you would be even more worldly.

Even though you may abhor most celebrity causes, you'd probably have a cause of your own if you were famous. You just care too much not to.

You'd be a celebrity in the mold of Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Prayer and Happy Birthday!

First, pray for those involved at Fort Hood. How absolutely horrifying! This didn't have to happen. My thoughts are with you in Texas.

On the flip side, HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY SESAME STREET! Thank you for the memories. I grew up learning my numbers with the Count, watching Bert & Ernie's right and wrong, the funny Oscar the Grouch, and of course, Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus.

Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

F My Life time again

"Today, I found out that my best friend and the guy I had a crush on for 2 years are getting married. The worst part is that they've been dating for 2 years in secret, and just came out about it now. I've been telling her for 2 years how much I like him, and she's encouraged me the whole time. FML."

Wow, that would really suck. Can you say Adios Amiga?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

NaNoWriMo? supposedly...

Yes, supposedly my alter ego / personality signed up to do NaNoWriMo. Again. I think the total word count I got last year or the year before was like 76 words. Total.

Just for the record, I have surpassed that this year. Right this very second, 3 days in, I have 1,514 words. I am on a roll.


Maybe, hopefully, I can actually double that number before the week is out. Wow, that's a lofty goal.

Wish me luck (and why oh why did I ever start this?)

Monday, November 2, 2009

this past friday's fixins

um um good. That's Red Robin for those that can't tell by my sort of fuzzy picture.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

What kind of a book am I?

Absolutely not true. These quizzes lie! I strongly dislike (notice I didn't say hate) Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Give me murder and horror!

You Are Fantasy / Sci Fi

You have an amazing imagination, and in your mind, all things are possible.

You are open minded, and you find the future exciting. You crave novelty and progress.

Compared to most people, you are quirky and even a bit eccentric. You have some wacky ideas.

And while you may be a bit off the wall, there's no denying how insightful and creative you are.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween and which of Santa's reindeer am I?

This is perfect for posting on Halloween! Wow, gotta get my holidays straight.

You Are Blitzen

Always in good spirits, you're the reindeer who loves to party down with Santa.

Why You're Naughty: You're always blitzed on Christmas Eve, while flying!

Why You're Nice: You mix up a mean eggnog martini.

Oh yeah, again, Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Which scary movie are you?

Really? I like this movie.

You Are Jaws

You're scared of what you can't see right in front of you. Your imagination tends to get the better of you.

And for you, something like the deep, dark ocean is obviously pretty terrifying. Who knows what's lurking right next to you?

The idea of trying to get away from something that's after you really gets your heart pumping. Being chased horrifies you.

You're also quite scared of big, hungry animals with no sense of right or wrong. You know a shark will stop at nothing to make you its lunch.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Any day is sex day

Except at my house. How can you have sex with someone you despise? Yes, it's that time of the year, I mean season, I mean month, I mean week. Yeah week. Hubby is an asshole.

If you are tired of reading about this just stop now and go google plain old sex. You will probably get much better hits (though if you are at work, you might not be able to visit those sites - be careful).

Or I could just stop.

Ok. I did.

So today is my Friday. The only bad thing about being off tomorrow is that I have a doctor's appointment to get an EMG. Another test to try and figure out what is wrong with my numbness.

Happy early TGIF!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


"Today, my boyfriend was reaching over to give me a hug for no reason. I said "Aww, You're sweet! I love you too!" He looked confused and said, "That's great, but I was reaching for the remote." FML."

cred to F My Life.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Straight from the book's pages

I have a recipe for you.....

This came right out of a book that I was reading: Chloe Zhivago's Recipe for Marriage and Mischief. Have you read this book?

It was a little slow at times, but I guess I would give it a B-.

Anyhow, here is the recipe for "Kitty's Vengeful Chocolate Cake". I will have to make this.

For the cake

7 1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/2 pound butter
1 cup superfine granulated sugar
7 eggs, separated
1 scant cup ground almonds

Melt chocolate slowly. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolks and ground almonds. Add melted chocolate. Whisk egg whites until quite stiff, then fold into the chocolate mixture. Pour into buttered tin and back for about 45 minutes in the middle of the oven at 350 degrees F.

Now you have to make the chocolate icing.

For the icing

5 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup heavy cream

Melt the chocolate in the top of the double boiler over medium heat. When chocolate is melted and smooth, stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and the cream. Whisk until well blended and silky. Pour the icing over the cooled cake, letting it drip down the sides.

Lick the bowl. Yum.

Monday, October 26, 2009

I think I am dying

Or at least my insides are. I have had the most horrific heartburn for the last 30 hours or so. So bad, belching, burping, hurting heartburn in the world.

I have no idea what is causing it. Maybe its the Chantix along with the Dexatrim? I don't think so, I only started the Dexatrim yesterday afternoon.

Seriously, yesterday I chugged Immodium and took Pepto Bismal tablets. Nothing is working.

What is going on here?

I know!

Maybe its part of the smoking withdrawal? Could that possibly be it? (I did slip up and have one cigarette on Friday night)(but that's it, honest).

So what can it be? Help me here!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

My son put this up

Left brain or right brain

You Are Right Brained in Love

When it comes to love, you go with your gut not with your head.

You have an open heart. You fall in love easily and get hurt just as easily.

You are spontaneous with relationships. You go with the flow and don't worry about the future.

You are romantic, empathetic, and caring. More than most people, you really love being in love.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

I would have preferred red

Your Hair Should Be White
Classy, stylish, and eloquent.
You've got a way about you that floors everyone you meet.
Blogthings: We Have a Quiz for Almost Everything

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Still not doing it

That's right. Pat me on the back. Give me a high five. Congratulate me. Better yet, I do accept charity.

I have not smoked in 9 days. And yes, I am even fighting with my hubby which has always been a trigger to smoke.

I rock!

Anyone else trying to quit?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

WTF Wednesday - AKA F My Life

"Today, in front of a bunch of people on my college campus, my mom grabbed my hand and lead me across the street. I'm 20. FML."

Courtesy of F My Life.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

National Pizza Month

It's October and supposedly, it's National Pizza Month. Why the hell wasn't I told? I love Pizza!

What the heck? Why am I only finding out on the 20th of October? The month is 2/3 over. Seriously, I had to find out through the little ole Express paper.

How rude! You would think something this important would have been broadcast on WTOP, News 4, Fox 5, etc. AND it would've been broadcast at the beginning of the month.

Just for that, I am arbitrarily extending it. So there.

Monday, October 19, 2009

6 days clean!

Yes, clean. From cigarettes. That's pretty damn good, don't you think?

Yes, I am taking Chantix, and it is working. The funny thing is that I haven't told anyone. Not the hubby, not the kids, not the friends, not the co-workers. And no one has noticed?

Not a single person has said anything about it to me. They just aren't noticing that I'm not going outside every hour. That I don't have an ashtray sitting in front of me at the bar. That I am not rolling down my window in the 40 degree temps to smoke in the car.

What the hell!? They are supposed to notice and be proud of me. What the hell?!

Fine, I'll just pat myself on the back. Doing good.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sydney, Australie

I'll have to go there someday.

Your City is Sydney

You are straightforward, honest, and real. You believe it's important to be yourself, even if you shock people.

You are worldly and well traveled. You have seen a lot in your life, and it's hard to rattle your cage.

You tend to embrace a laid back, "anything goes" attitude. You wouldn't ever think to judge someone.

You believe that it's important to seize the day and live like there's no tomorrow. You can get along with anyone who agrees.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

It's lunchtime!

My favorite fast food restaurant (I think).

Happy TGIF

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Happy, Rainy, Happy, Rainy

I think you got the point. I'm in a good mood and it's raining.

That's okay. I am leaving early from work today (10 mins) because I have a doctor's appointment AND today is my Friday.

What a great combination.

So what do you want to do tonight? My hubby, with whom I've not been getting along as of late, asked me if I wanted to go to dollar bottles with him and his friend. He never thinks to ask anything like that. I think he remembers me laying into him 2 weeks ago for never thinking of me.

And me the bitch, my immediate thought is No, I don't want to go. But he is sticking his neck out for a change and it would probably be in my best interest to accept this olive branch.

Should I go?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

F My Life (again) (recurring)

Here we go again, thanks to F My Life"

"Today, I got a text message from a number I didn't know telling me, "Fine. It's over, have a wonderful life." I've never had a girlfriend and now I get broken up with by girls I don't even know. FML."

Have a great Wednesday!

Monday, October 12, 2009

I'm part Witch

You Are 60% Witch

You've got some pretty witchy stuff going on.

Even if you're not a witch, you've got to admit that you're a little freaky.

You have a strong independent streak - social norms be damned. More power to you.

Luckily, the time when you would have been burned at the stake has passed!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Cursed Worm? WTF

Your Monster Name is Cursed Worm

You Feast On: Tofu

You Lurk Around In: The Hearts of Men

You Especially Like to Torment: Hairdressers

Saturday, October 10, 2009

I am an Ice Cream Cake

You Are an Ice Cream Cake

Surprising, unique, and high maintenance.

You're one of a kind, and you don't want anyone to forget it.

You're fun in small doses, but it's easy for people to overdose on you!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Eggs for everyone!

Did you know that today is "World Egg Day"? How cool is that? How come an egg gets it's own day?

Does every food item have a day of it's own? Really? Think about that.

Make mine an omelet with ham and extra cheddar cheese. Oh yeah, a side of toast also.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Really random Thursday

I don't know this is going to play out in the long run so I am assuming we will just have to wait and see.

I am good at what I do, when I actually have something to do.

I love the fall temperatures, the fall colors, and the fall clothes.

I hung up on my hubby last night after he started bitching about something stupid. He didn't try to call back. Or couldn't because the first thing he said when I answered the phone was "I'm about to lose all signal." There is no signal on the mountain at hunting camp. So, how nice. A sweet little fight and who knows when I will actually talk to him again. I am supposed to go down to hunting camp on Saturday. If I don't hear from him before that, he is shit-out-of-luck. Boy, will he be pissed.

Random thought: those footsteps are really loud out in the hallway.

It's a 7-11 Diet Pepsi day.

What are you thinking right now?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Would ya, could ya, F My Life Wednesday?

Courtesy of F My Life on the web.

"Today, I tried to surprise my boyfriend over webcam with a cute negligee. He was doing homework. Half an hour later, he finally noticed. Apparently pre-calc is more interesting than his girlfriend. I guess polynomials are just curview than me. FML."

And there you have it, another edition of F My Life coming right at you.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

cheeburger cheeburger

This place has a fantastic reputation and I was told that I absolutely had to eat here. So I did. It was pretty good, nothing to die for, but good.

I think I still like Johnny Rockets and Roy Rogers better. Definitely like the prices better.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

How did you know? That's my favorite color!

Your Blog Should Be Purple

You're an expressive, offbeat blogger who tends to write about anything and everything.

You tend to set blogging trends, and you're the most likely to write your own meme or survey.

You are a bit distant though. Your blog is all about you - not what anyone else has to say.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

What kind of Writer am I?

You Should Be a Film Writer

You don't just create compelling stories, you see them as clearly as a movie in your mind.

You have a knack for details and dialogue. You can really make a character come to life.

Chances are, you enjoy creating all types of stories. The joy is in the storytelling.

And nothing would please you more than millions of people seeing your story on the big screen!

Really? I think you are full of shit, but maybe I'll try this out one day.

Yeah, right.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Crisp and cool

That's awesome weather and that's what we have today in the metro DC area (technically at the moment I am in NW DC but I am sure at home, Northern Virginia is getting the same weather).

I love this weather. My hair doesn't curl or frizz out, I get to wear my Mickey Mouse sweatshirt, I sleep like a baby, it refreshes me, and my hair doesn't curl or frizz out (that bears repeating because I absolutely hate humidity when I can't do anything with my hair).

Hockey starts tonight, of course, the best team doesn't start their season until tomorrow. Yes, of course, my beloved Pittsburgh Penguins.

Don't be jealous. We can't all be born and raised in the best (real capital) city in Pennsylvania, yes, "the burgh".


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I am a Poached Egg

You Are a Poached Egg

You are a competent and successful person. You are obsessed with making sure your life is well organized and scheduled.

You have an incredible sense of focus and determination. You don't let yourself make many mistakes.

You are a high achiever. You like to challenge yourself, and you get great satisfaction from being the best at something.

While you have high standards, you aren't really all that competitive. You only compete with yourself.

Welcome to Wednesday: it's F My Life day

"Today, I got an iPhone. I was excited and because I have a new number I wanted to mess with my girl a little. I started sending her provocative messages, and after 4 or 5 of them, I discovered I had entered her number wrong and was talking dirty to a man named Josh. FML"

kudos to F My Life.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Has anyone ever been killed by boredom?

Specifically, boredom at work. I am soooo bored I can't stand it. I am more than current on ALL current events. I know everything that is going on in football, basketball, and hockey. I read the updates on all the blogs I follow almost instantly. I'm bored.

Don't get me wrong, I love my job. It's just that there is absolutely nothing to do at this time. We are still in a holding pattern and will be at least until the middle of October.

Yes, every now and then we get little assignments that will be useful once we actually get started on the project, but being so bored all of the time doesn't even make us want to do the little things.

Have you ever been like this at work? It sucks.

Monday, September 28, 2009

High Potassium levels

More serious yap than usual.

I've been told I have high potassium levels in my blood. They made me get my blood rechecked and still the same. Doc put me on .... something. HCTZ, something like that. I feel better, not normal though.

Lately, I have been having numbness in my right lower leg and right lower arm. Not to the point of pins and needles, just numb and feels extremely weak. Sometimes I can't even pick up my glass for fear of dropping it. Kinda scary, huh?

Doc called again last week and I have to go back next week to talk about all this. And she is disappointed that I stopped my Welbutrin. But it made things worse. I was afraid to even walk for fear of my leg not holding me up.

I mean, the Welbutrin is for my stopping smoking. And I will, but seriously, I was totally miserable those few days feeling like that.

Guess we'll find out more next week.

On another note, another sad note, my Steelers are lacking so far this season. I'm not thrilled.

And on one more note, it's Hockey time! Go Penguins!

Friday, September 25, 2009

TGIF and it's Miller Time and hurray for weekends and ....

I was going to blow this post off today mainly because I want to add to my story. I can't seem to find the right tone at the moment so I can't add to my story.

Which means you get an extremely lame post.

Happy Friday!

Have a nice weekend.


etc., etc.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Yeah, I made it. Today is my 1 year anniversary in blogging. I am so proud.

Thank you, thank you, Happy Blogoversary Jinxygrrl!

Daydreaming in the daytime

So one day, I am out walking. Just taking a leisurely stroll around the lake. It is probably close to 8:30 in the evening.

"Aaaagh, what the hell?"

Someone's hand reaches around me, where I have landed on my stomach in the grass, and covers my mouth.

"Not another word. Not another sound. Quiet!"

I feel something being wrapped around my right wrist and I start to struggle. Seeming to be much bigger and stronger than me, my attempt to get up is futile. He grabs my left arm from under me and pulls it back to be bound with my right.

"Don't say a word and you won't get hurt. Do you understand?"

I nod my head.

Something is put around my head as a blindfold. What is going on? and who is this? I am thinking. I'm about to go into panic mode, scared to death.

Flipping me over onto my back, and my bound arms, I realize he did a good job with not letting me see anything.

"Who a ar?"

"Enough! I told you no talking. No sounds. No nothing and you won't get hurt."

Another piece of cloth is pushed into my mouth.

"Now, let's see what we have here. A sweet little thing, getting some exercise, near a very secluded lake, all alone. I really don't see another person anywhere, do you? Oh, yeah, you can't see." He laughs.

I am pulled up by my shoulder.

"Let's go for a little walk. We won't go far off the path; I don't want to tire you out yet."

My legs don't seem to want to move and I stumble a bit as I am propelled forward. By the slope of the hill, I can tell we are going away from the lake and away from the closest access to the path.

What should happen next? I am thinking of the usual rape scene, but a nicer version of it. He doesn't hurt her, but turns her on. And they pseudo-make out for an hour or two. Both having climaxed, he takes her over the edge a couple of times.

What do you think? Do you have another suggestion for the next part?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wednesday, September 24, 2008?

One whole year tomorrow. That's my blogoversary and I am amazed. (I hope I actually remember it tomorrow, when tomorrow comes.)

F My Life wonderful Wednesday

Credit to them.

"Today, I received a phone call from the number of a "single" guy I met online. It was his wife, who is three months pregnant. She threatened to kick my ass. FML."

I don't know. I can't imagine people believe everything they see and read online. I mean, come on. Would you really not question whether someone was married or not out on one of those dating sites?

I am a pessimist and I would have plenty of doubts.

Just me.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Guess what time it is?

It's F My Life time! Yeah.

"Today, I found out that my boss plays a trick on all the interns. He calls you to his office, then leaves you waiting outside until you get annoyed and leave. Apparently, the old record was 45mins. I waited 4 hours. FML"

Superstar on TV!!!!!

My #3 son (sorry you are not seeing his face) on vacation

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Do you do Sudoku? I do. I am addicted to it. Every morning when I get into work, the first thing I do (after I catch up on email) is open up MSNBC and do the daily Sudoku.

Then I read the comics right below the puzzle.

Then I open up the online USAToday and do that daily Sudoku puzzle. Yes, I am addicted.

How about Mondays? I have lots of catching up to do. I don't normally do the puzzles over the weekend at home, its more of a work ritual.

Also, since as of late, our project is pseudo-on hold and we have nothing to do; I take a few walks, grab the free Washington Post Express and the Times Examiner and after reading them cover to cover, do the Sudoku puzzles in them.

I need a life sometimes.

Friday, September 11, 2009

disney motors

Pittsburgh Steelers Rock!

and those stupid, ass-wipe, towel stomping, cheating bitch Titans suck!

Go my team! Way to kick some ass and get that "W". It's a damn good thing my husband knows nothing about this blog because he is such a HUGE sore loser, just like his Titans.


Disney's All Star Movies Resort - Mighty Ducks building

We stayed here.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wow, it's been a long time.....

I guess I'm back, at least I think I am. I've been on vacation. Took my youngest to Disney World and had a blast. Just he and I. Wow, the walking we did (hoping it was good exercise).

I'll try to get back in the swing of things, I need to. My writing skills are very rusty. Have to work on that.

But for now:

Friday, August 28, 2009

Fabuloso Friday in the pouring rain!

Yes, it is a fabulous day in Washington, DC. Rain pouring down, thunder booming, 2 hours to go until it's the weekend. No. Seriously. I go on vacation in a few days, of course it is a great Friday.

Wouldn't you think so if you were in my shoes?

Do you remember where I said we were going? Here is a hint.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

F My Life Wednesday

Actually this is a pretty lame one, but no time to chit chat. Credit to F My Life.

"Today, I quit my job that my girlfriend and I worked together at. Fellow employees are not allowed to date one another and I said it would be ok if I was the one to leave. When I got home to her and told her that I quit, she decided to break up with me. I now have no job and no girlfriend. FML."

That was pretty sad. He's just trying to do the right thing and gets screwed in the end. Time to grow up and think only of yourself. That's the only way you will make it in the world.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Here kitty, kitty, kitty

We have another new addition to our family - another new, new kitten. He doesn't have a name yet. And he is only 6 weeks old.

Here's the story: a friend of ours went to the winery last weekend. She came across a little kid dragging something around. No parents around, of course. This little kitten had a hair scrunchy around his waist and the kid had tied a string to the scrunchy and was just dragging him around.

He was extremely dehydrated, his eyes were crusted shut, and he was only 5 weeks old. He must have gotten lost or separated somehow from his mom.

So our friend rescued him and brought him home. She cleaned him up and took him to her sister's vet practice. He was deemed fairly healthy considering. So she started feeding him and giving him watered down milk with a syringe. The problem was that she couldn't keep him. She already had a dog and two older cats that wanted absolutely nothing to do with him; and they were leaving for Myrtle Beach for 2 weeks.

So my hubby, the sucker that swears he doesn't like cats, said that we would take him in. He insists that our other new kitty needed a playmate. That's fine.

But, at the moment, they are mortal enemies. Zoe, our 8 month old kitty, seems to be flaunting her ruling of the roost and is constantly picking / nipping / fighting with him. I do have to give him some credit though, he can hold his own and battles back against her. I guess he gets that from being on his own so early in his life.

Here he is all spread out. He really did bounce back to a healthy baby pretty quick.

Soon-to-be-best-friends (we hope).

Have a great Tuesday! And if you can think of any decent boy kitty names, let me know. We can't decide.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Mini-vacation (extended) (and extended)

Wow, I take a mini vacation and completely forget to come back here even when I'm back. How lame is that?

I have to apologize to my 000,000's of fans (yes that equals a big fat zero). I am not worthy. Just couldn't get back the zip, the gusto, the want. And for that, I am truly sorry.

So I bought a kayak. It's red, white, and blue. My husband was trying to get me to buy one and I finally broke down and did. We had a complete blast on our mini vacation. No cell phone service unless we went to one specific area at the top of his friend's hunting camp.

I didn't miss the cell phone and blackberry at all, not even a little bit.

So we camped and fished and read and kayaked for 3 1/2 days. It was a total terrific, great, wonderful time. And the added bonus is that we didn't fight one time. WooHoo!

So, I'm back and I promise to do better.

At least until next week when son #3 and I head to Disney World for 5 days. Oh well.

It is what it is.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Sexy and all that

I was just told that I look very sexy today. Of course, it was couched with "don't take this the wrong way or badly", because I am at work and it was a guy in the office across the hall from me saying it.

I don't know why he thinks that. I am just wearing black jeans and keds and my white Law Enforcement Special Agent polo shirt. I loved it. Compliments are good and that one made my day, probably made my weekend. Thanks dude!

Now, back to the "don't take this the wrong way" part. What happened to the good old days when you didn't have to worry about sexual harrassment and shit like that? Why do people get so worked up when people say something that could be a compliment? Why does it have to turn into something worse?

I think it's stupid that everyone has to take classes now, and you can't say certain shit to certain genders, and watch your p's and q's, etc. You can't even attempt to have good old fun without worrying someone might take something the wrong way.

I think people like that are idiots.

Thanks dude for telling me I look sexy.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

F My Life Wednesday on Thursday

How could I be so thoughtless? I know, you look forward to my F My Life posts every week and I let you down. I sincerely apologize.

No really, please forgive me.

Here is yesterday's forgotten F My Life.

"Today, my brother deleted all traces of the novel I've been working on for three years from my laptop. The reason? When I was born "I stole all of Mum and Dad's attention." He's 24. FML"

With all the writers and would-be-writers out there, can you say death wish? Holy shit, I would have killed him.

I couldn't even imagine that happening to me or even doing it to someone. I guess that's just another reason for backups.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Murder in Ashburn

Seriously, you should be scared. I am addicted to murder books. Horror, mystery, death, sex, detective books. I cannot get enough murder. I go to the library about once a week and after returning my 4 or 5 books from last week, exit with 4 or 5 more.

Do I have issues? Am I secretly a murderer? Was I in a previous life? (and no, I haven't decided whether I believe in that shit.)

Everybody jokes that I am brushing up on how to kill my hubby. I even respond with that answer now. Someone will ask me what I'm reading (especially since it is usually a different book from the previous day) and I say "murder". And they laugh and say something like "are you learning how to kill hubby? And then they laugh again, thinking that what they just said was so innovative and different.

Whatever. I like reading about murder. Is that so wrong?

What do you read? Or don't you? Or can't you? Right, that's why you are reading a blog (or not as is the case with my blog, I am the only one that reads this).

Have a terrific Tuesday.

And now that I have you wondering, maybe you should stay away from me or at least get on my good side.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Let me invite you in

Yeah right! Not in my house. If my husband ever stops bringing everything home to rest in our house, maybe. Maybe then I'd invite you in. All that stuff would have to disappear first. And then someone would have to clean the house.

Give it up, not gonna happen. Go visit the neighbor.

So I called in sick to work last Friday because I had to take #3 son to the emergency dental office Thursday night and he had to be back at the dentist Friday morning. The dentist fixed both of his front teeth on Friday. B is not happy; he says his teeth are too long now. Yeah, I guess we will have to get them filed down a bit next time we go to the dentist.

Hmmm, I think that's it for now. Take care.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Cool tools in the world of technology

Google Sketch Up

Have you seen this yet? I'm definitely not an artist, or even an architect, but I kinda like this tool.
I'm a little freaked out though by the guy they automatically put in the beginner template. Why is he there?

Like I said, I am not an artist, but I drew a quickly-thrown-together box house with a pool. At least that's what I'm calling it. I don't give a crap what you think about it.

Technology just interests me and I like cool things. Because I'm cool. And you are not.

So there. I just shared some new technology with you. Take it!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

F My Life Wednesday (yes it's a weekly thing)

Hmmm, wonder whether or not I'll be able to access the site on my computer this week? Or will I have to get there on my bberry? Let's find out.

Shit head.

"Today, I went to the grocery store. My checker was very hot. When it came time for me to pay, I swiped my debit card & the machine kept rejecting it. Sure that I had money in my account, I did it again, before the cute checker informed me that I was swiping my driver's license, not my debit card. FML." credit to F My Life.

That's kind of cute, something a normal person would do. I imagine they got a little flustered or were trying to be cool and just grabbed a similar card. I've come close to doing something like that.

"On ice or grass we'll kick your ass"

I love that slogan. Go Pittsburgh!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Work getting in the way

Yesterday was an extremely long day at work. Arrived at my normal 7:00am time and it all went to hell from there.

We had a contract negotiations meeting with our potential contractor starting at 8:30am. We did break for lunch for 45 mins but did not finish the meeting until 5-freakin'-15pm. And it wasn't even an interesting meeting. It was long and boring and painful. I was soooo dead tired when I finally left the building.

And I missed the next bus and would have had to wait another 20 minutes for the following bus. BUT, a guy looking for someone to get in his car going to Leesburg relented and decided he could take me to Dulles North. (It was in his best interest because of HOV restrictions) It was great, I was back at my Jeep in 30 minutes. It was the best part of the day. I became a slug yesterday. I have never been a slug commuter before. Not sure if I could do it on a regular basis though, just a little fearful of a weirdo picking me up.

Then as bad as a I felt, I still went walking around the lake and riding my bike around the long block. I felt great then.

So that's my day yesterday. How was yours?

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Lance isn't doing so well in the "Tour" right now. Yes, he moved back up to 3rd but it is over.

I expect him to re-concede this tour to the douchebag Contador (the cheater). Oh well, I guess you can't win all of the them and there is always next year. Way to go Lance!

Also, I just found out what HTFU means. I kinda like it. Might even use it.

Overused phrase #1: Today is my Friday!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Time again for F My Life Wednesday

Kudos to F My Life.

Or not. WTF! Now that site is banned at work. I absolutely hate the fact that anything that could remotely have a word with s+e+x or f+u+c+k or h+o+r+n+y or what ever, gets banned at work.

Seriously, what the hell? I can get around it. I do have a cell phone. With internet access. And a blackberry. With internet access.

Ha! Hold me back, I think not. Now I have to go load it up via another device. You suck!

"Today, I came home about two hours early from a friend's party. After I walked in and upstairs, I quickly and quietly left and went back to the party. I guess my parents decided to have a little party as well. It's called a threesome with my neighbor. They still don't know that I know. FML."

So there, take that work. Ha Ha Ha.

Oh well, have a nice Wednesday.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Looking forward to....

I have no earthly idea. I am lacking today, though I will admit that I am stillllll horny.

Weekend was good but I want more!

And yes, I am at work and this is totally inappropriate to be thinking right now, but I'm also pretty bored. Hmmm, want to know exactly what is going through my head right now? A little bit of lickin, and a lot of wet. Mmmm.

Friday, July 17, 2009


I'm horny. There, I said it. Can someone help?

Yeah, yeah, I guess I have to wait until I get home and see hubby. Alot of good you guys are.

I mean, I really, really want sex. And I want it now!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Holy Crap! Today is F My Life Wednesday

In short - thanks F My Life.

"Today, while at my boyfriend's house waiting for him to shower, his mother slams a pair of underwear on the table and tells me if she ever finds something like that in her son's room again, she is forbidding him from seeing me. The underwear isn't mine. FML."

There you have it, another edition of someone's lowest moments. Gotta feel bad for some of these people.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Walking and biking around

I got back in the saddle again.

After work yesterday, and after I made the kid's dinner, I made my way to the lake. Son #3 came with me on his bike. And I walked around the lake.

Not a tough chore, but one that I have recently neglected. And because I felt so bad for neglecting it, when I got back home, I pulled out the bike and proceeded to bike around the big block.

I felt so much better after those 2 stints of exercising. It felt wonderful. Now if I could only figure out a way to stop neglecting the obvious need. Any ideas?

Monday, July 13, 2009

Sunshine in the city

We have had pretty darn nice weather lately. Especially considering it is summer, it is the DC metro area, and we have global warming to contend with. Keep up the good work Mother Nature!

All in all, the weekend turned out pretty good.

Yesterday, we got up at 3 frickin' 30. Yes, in the a.m. We took the boat down to Burke Lake and hubby fished. He didn't get many hits, so we decided to leave. I guess this would have been about 10ish. The sun hadn't even really been out yet.

From there we went a little further and put the boat in at Occuquan Regional Park.

I had my fold-up chair sitting at the front of the boat (no hard boat seats for me), had my book in hand, and off we went.

I have to get the pictures off of my camera, but it was lovely. I finally got a tan going (I'm usually close to black by this time of the summer). It was just flat out a great day.

Thanks for asking.

Oh yeah, and my boys are back home from the week at their dad's. I'm glad they're back.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

It's Thursday, but really it is Friday

for me, the lucky one, the federal worker, the one on the 4-5-9 schedule.

I know, don't brag. Seriously my officemate, S, and I have nothing to do. Do you know what nothing means? It means, literally nothing.

I'm so bored that I can't even get up the energy to blog. How pathetic is that?

That's why I am soooooo glad it is my Friday. And I only have 1 hour of work left. And, in case, you didn't get it by now, then I am out the door for the weekend.

The weekend. I have nothing to do also. Hubby and me are not getting along. Of course, we aren't, the kids are gone for the week. What? Get along, maybe have sex, maybe hang out differently? Yeah, right. Try being married to my husband.

We were supposed to go camping for a long weekend (since I'm off tomorrow), but of course that isn't happening. Remember, I just said we weren't talking. What a jackass!

Sorry for the drab, whoa is me, writing. I'll try to do better in the future.

Have a great weekend. (If I don't blog over the weekend)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

It's been a while.....

wow, it's really been a while since I've posted. Sorry, I was sick, didn't come to work Monday or Tuesday.

I'm better now, not 100% (matter of fact, much of today I didn't feel so hot), but feeling better.

So let's get right to it:

F My Life Wednesday

"Today I had sex with my fiancee. My panties fell behind the bed. Later, when I went to get them, I found three other pairs. Only one pair was mine. FML."

Have a great Wednesday.

I have to work harder at this blog. No! You think so? Duh?!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Delusions of Grandeur

My boss suffers from this malady. He's younger, wants to be on the fast track, has to have the best and the biggest technologies (somewhat like me in this category), but he is also constantly changing his mind.

We will map out a strategy, an architecture and a few days later he comes up with Plan B, and Plan C, and so on. Not only does he present backup plans, but then one of them suddenly becomes the primary plan.

I know that we are still in the negotiation and planning stage, but dammit, make a decision and stick with it! It's becoming very annoying.

Is this day over yet? The workday? Are you sure? Can we get released early today?

I know, I know, I'm whining. I'm done.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Take off running

I jog/walked again last night. 2 nights in a row! I am so proud. Wouldn't you know it, it sprinkled when I got halfway around the lake. I was lucky. It started pouring as soon as I got back to my jeep.

Not that running in the rain would be that bad but I was planning on going out after that and the hair would have been a disaster.

This is on the lake I am running around. Its a very nice lake, goes behind the houses, townhouses, and condos and one part goes along the road. I think there are 4 bridges on the path and dammit, I still don't know long of a distance it is all the way around.

Go me! Keep up the good work.