Tuesday, July 25, 2006

I'm axing you this

My friend UFAand I have been having a "discussion" about proper grammar. Namely that I know it and he doesn't!
Here are a few of my favorites:
"I like these ones"
"Where are you at?"
"Wow, the rain is really coming down!"
"I am just going to take one day at a time."
"Is it hot enough for you?"
"Are you ready for school?"

Ok, so they aren't all about grammar, but they are all annoying!
What about you, are there sayings that you hate?

BTW-make sure you snap the lid to the pretzels ALL.THE.WAY.DOWN.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Can you guess today's theme?


1. Don't imagine you can change a man - unless he's in nappies.

2. What do you do if your boyfriend walks out? You shut the door.

3. If they put a man on the moon - they should be able to put them all up there.

4. Never let your man's mind wander - it's too little to be out alone.

5. Go for the younger man. You might as well, they never mature anyway.

6. Men are all the same - they just have different faces, so that you can tell them apart.

7. Definition of a bachelor: a man who has missed the opportunity to make some woman miserable.

8. Women don't make fools of men - most of them are the do-it-yourself types.

9 Best way to get a man to do something is to suggest he is too old for it.

10. Love is blind, but marriage is a real eye-opener.

11. If you want a committed man, look in a mental hospital.

12. The children of Israel wandered around the desert for 40 years. Even in Biblical times, men wouldn't ask for directions.

13. If he asks what sort of books you're interested in, tell him cheque books.

14. Remember a sense of humor does not mean that you tell him jokes, it means that you laugh at his.

15. Sadly, all men are created equal.

Quickie #1

A woman came home, screeching her car into the driveway, and ran into the house. She slammed the door and shouted at the top of her lungs, "Honey, pack your bags. I won the lottery!" The husband said, "Oh my God! What should I pack, beach stuff or mountain stuff?" "Doesn't matter," she said. "Just get the hell out."

Quickie #2

Marriage is a relationship in which one person is always right, and the other is a husband.

Friday, July 21, 2006

I prefer fiction

Not only does Reality T.V. suck, but reality bites as well. So, there's some stuff going on and I don't know how much I'm going to be writing on here. I have another blog that I feel like I can better express myself and I'm focused on that right now. E-mail me and I will send you the address if you're interested.
Sorry, but that's it for tonight.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Reality Check

The thing about "reality t.v." is that it SUCKS! We just finished watching Project Runway, and hello! how can they send Malan home?! Did they not hear his heart wrenching story of how awful his mom was to him? He's so soft spoken and obviously has talent, he just needed more time! (you know how the sports teams always say that? "we would have won it, we just needed more time" anyone?)
These shows are so infuriating because it's never the right people that should get sent home. Don't even get me started on Supernova. As far as I can tell, none of those people can actually sing. I refuse to watch it. At least w/that show I can walk away. Really, who needs to see Brooke every 5 seconds w/her perfect body and hair and teeth, in tiny clothes reminding me of how flawed I am? (If you're a male, don't EVEN answer that)
It's even more upsetting when you can't not watch. Yes, I'm going to go there-American Idol. Chris Daughtery, who of course will win in the end because he's got real talent, he's popular, and he seems humble about it. McStupid and Taylor "spaz" Hicks should never have been the last two standing!
And of course some other guilty pleasures of mine are, "The Real Housewives of the O.C.," MTV's "Laguna Beach," and "The Hills." They all irritate the snot out of me, yet I can't miss a show!
There are some that I have been banned from watching because it makes me too mad and Rele gets tired of hearing me rant about them. Por ejemplo, "Dr. 90210." I can't stand how Haley is always complaining about how she doesn't see her husband, then goes out and buys a FIVE million dollar home, which guess what that means?! He has to work MORE to pay for this extravagant lifestyle that she probably doesn't want to give up. I can't even talk about the daughter and how they let her be such a brat and then when she hit her grandma?! I was done. All her mom said was, "Sydney! That wasn't nice." and the child says, "you're not nice!" and walks away, and blondie just shakes her head like, well, what more can I do? Yeah, wait until she's 16, then she what she comes up with. OR "Sweet Sixteen" Rich, spoiled, smart-mouthed little brats who have no idea what it's like to actually earn something, so hey, let's put them on T.V. and we'll make them think they are even more special and can treat not only anyone who dares to cross their path like garbage, but especially their parents! AND THEN they get a car to top it all off, and it's not just any car, it's one I would never be able to afford in my lifetime, but at 16, they really do deserve it.
You see? You see why I'm not allowed to watch these shows anymore. I'm just too black and white. I'm all about rules and "chain of command" and just plain being respectful. My parents raised me respect authority and to work hard, to be appreciative of what I've got, and they taught me manners.
Thank you Mom & Dad for not raising me to think that the world owes me something.
Although, I do want one of those T-shirts that says, "As a matter of fact, the world does revolve around me!" I also like the one that says, "It's cute how you think I'm listening to you." Oooh, and another must have. "Boys are stinky, throw rocks at them."

More Musings from the Land of Enchantment

Things I learned from living in New Mexico:

-Rabbits sleep in the middle of the road with all four feet in the air.

-There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 live in New Mexico.

-There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 live in New Mexico, plus a few no one has ever seen before.

-If it grows, it will stick you.

-If it crawls, it will bite you.

-There are valid reasons some people put razor wire around their house

-The wind blows at 90 mph from Oct 2 till June 25; then it stops totally until October 2.

-Onced and twiced are words.also, "those ones" and "where are you at?"

-Green grass DOES burn.

-You measure distance in minutes.

-You can switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.and it can rain while the sun is out, or on one side of the street and not the other

-You see a car with the engine running in the Wal-mart parking lot with no one in it, no mater what time of the year.

-The four seasons are: Almost summer, summer, still summer and

-All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, a
vegetable, or balloons

-You only have four spices in your kitchen: Salt, Pepper, Ketchup, and Tabasco.

-Sexy underwear: tee shirt and boxer shorts.

-The local papers cover national and international news on one page but requires six pages to cover Fr iday n ight high school football.I have to disagree w/this one. In Cali we had two sections w/20 pages ea. for sports and here it's two pages to cover local & national sports

-You find 100 degrees a "tad" warm.but it's a DRY heat!

-Going to Wal-mart is a favorite past-time known as "goin Wal-Martin" or "off to Wally-world."

-You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good chili

-A carbonated soft drink isn't a soda, cola, or pop....It's a coke
regardless of brand or flavor.

-The "NewsStand doesn't sell ANYTHING having to do with the news!

-Cuss, curse... who gives a ___ what you call it? We say words you won't even understand!

-We have green chili, and we're the ONLY state that does.Yay!

-Snow days? We get days off for gang shootings, DUI accidents, high school hit lists, meth lab busts, bomb threats, homicides, drug deals....

-The only "beach" we go to is The Beach waterpark, Tingley, Conchas, or the Butte and they all kick butt!

-The legal drinking age is 21, but everyone starts at 14.

-Our governor wanted to legalize marijuana, so don't even say yours is cooler.

-you get looked at funny when you're on vacation because most fools from the US don't even realize that New Mexico is in the USA...totally true, first hand experience

-All the moviestars might film in Cali, but they come
HERE to live. Val Kilmer, Gene Hackman, Freddie Prince Jr.(went to la cueva!), Julia
Roberts, Randy Travis... and list goes on, all livin' in New Mexico.

-Los Alamos has the highest per capita income in the United States. Sunland Park has the lowest

-Albuquerque celebrated its Tri-Centennial...we're older than the US of A.

-Atomic bomb...enough said!...yea it was made here....

-We got Stealths....

Thank you to Becca for today's material!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Only in NM

Apparently there is a new way to change lanes while in traffic. Have you heard about it? I guess it's a new and improved way and the MVD* hasn't sent out notices yet so I will enlighten you. Ok, here's how it goes. You are driving in commute traffic, aka-rush hour, on the freeway, going 65+ miles an hour. You need to change lanes? First, you slam on your brakes, ON.THE.FREEWAY. then you throw on your blinker, which is very optional in this state, and then you look, preferably in the direction that you are aiming to move to, but of course, this is also highly optional, then while you still have your foot on the brake, you careen over into the next lane. I have not only seen this once, I see this just about every day, to and from work. I felt it was my civic duty to inform everyone of the new technique that really seems to be catching on! I think it's time I looked into this bus system our mayor keeps talking about.
So, to review, while going really fast, with lots of cars all around you, slam on your brakes, flip the blinker, careen into the next lane. Got it?
I'm going to practice on my way to church tonight...

*I grew up in CA where it's D.M.V. Why do so many things have to be backwards here?

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


Ok, so this might seem cold, but, this guy that's an American that got run over by the bulls in Spain and is now paralyzed, are we supposed to feel sorry for him? I mean the guy knew exactly what he was going there for. He saved up his money, he made sure he had a passport, he planned a trip w/the express intent of "running w/the bulls." They pack these narrow, cobblestone streets w/a gazillion people, none of whom are even from the city anymore. Those people go on vacation because they don't want to deal w/the craziness. So, the streets are packed w/men who are most likely drunk, and then they release these WILD ANIMALS into the streets, they taunt them and see if they can out run them! Brilliant! Now, I don't have anything against the tradition. I'm not sure why or when it started, but it's a popular event and if people want to run w/bulls in Spain, that's great. I'm just irritated that the media is presenting this story like some kind of tragedy. Also, there were a number of other people hurt, who of course weren't Americans, so who really cares, right? And we wonder why our country is disliked?
Anyway, I'm sorry that he is now paralyzed, but he knew that was a risk going into it.

Whew! I feel better now.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

An issue

So, I have this friend. This friend is my best friend. Lately though we seem to be growing apart. I keep feeling like I'm getting "the shaft." I feel like my friend hasn't been paying attention to me. I feel like my friend doesn't talk to me and doesn't want to invest in our friendship anymore.
Granted, I also haven't been real great "friend" material. I've said things, I've put myself back behind my wall. The more unhappy I get the more I lash out. I'm a hard person to get along with.
What do I do?
Is the friendship important? Yes.
Is it worth saving?


Not much to write about. I'm tired of dealing w/the same old issues and people who only see things one way. It's time to make some changes.
I'll keep you posted!

Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced.
1 Chronicles 16:11-12

Thursday, July 06, 2006


We are getting rain! We have gotten some rain for the past week, at least once a day, in some part of the city! Normally here in the desert, by the time you get your umbrella open, assuming you even own one and know where to find it, the rain has stopped. This week though, we have been having fabulous thunder and lightening and rain for more than 5 minutes. Thank you, Lord!

(That's it. That's all I've got right now.)

Monday, July 03, 2006


National League All Star Line Up

Pos. Player Team
1B Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals
2B Chase Utley Philadelphia Phillies
3B David Wright New York Mets
SS Jose Reyes New York Mets
C Paul Lo Duca New York Mets
OF Jason Bay Pittsburgh Pirates
OF Carlos Beltran New York Mets
OF Alfonso Soriano Washington Nationals
National League pitchers
Pos. Player Team
SP Carlos Zambrano Chicago Cubs
SP Bronson Arroyo Cincinnati Reds
SP Brad Penny Los Angeles Dodgers
SP Tom Glavine New York Mets
SP Pedro Martinez New York Mets
SP Chris Carpenter St. Louis Cardinals
SP Jason Schmidt San Francisco Giants
RP Brian Fuentes Colorado Rockies
RP Derrick Turnbow Milwaukee Brewers
RP Tom Gordon Philadelphia Phillies
RP Trevor Hoffmann San Diego Padres
National League reserves
Pos. Player Team
1B Lance Berkman Houston Astros
1B Ryan Howard Philadelphia Phillies
2B Dan Uggla Florida Marlins
3B Miguel Cabrera Florida Marlins
3B Freddy Sanchez Pittsburgh Pirates
3B Scott Rolen St. Louis Cardinals
SS Edgar Renteria Atlanta Braves
C Brian McCann Atlanta Braves
OF Andruw Jones Atlanta Braves
OF Matt Holliday Colorado Rockies
OF Carlos Lee Milwaukee Brewers

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Yay me!

I love SpongeBob Squarepants, who doesn't right? But, if there ever was a cartoon that could replace it, it would have to be Coconut Fred! It's probably made by the same people, some of the voices sound the same, but Coconut Fred and the Fruit Salad Island is so funny! They had a monkey that talks w/his butt. It changes color for the different emotions he feels and of course, Coconut Fred has a Rainbow Butt Monkey Dictionary! Classic. These are my top cartoons:
1. Powerpuff Girls!!!!
2. Dexter's Laboratory
3. Foster's Home
4. Coconut Fred
5. Jimmy Neutron
6. The Fairly Odd Parents
7. SpongeBob Squarepants- the Bubble Stand ROCKS!

My top three are created by Craig McCracken. That guy is so cool. Can you even imagine that your job in life is to create cartoons? The only better would be to work for the Lego company...

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Humble pie anyone?

Yes, I do the myspace thing. Mainly because the husband has like 3 profiles and I was sick of seeing all these "girls" on it and then my brother and his girlfriend got a profile so I figured why not? It will give me something else to do besides stalk my own mate. So, last night my adorable little cousin found me and I added her to my friends list. She's not little like young, she's 16, she's little like how you just want to hug her and squeeze her because she is so cute and sweet!
I was perusing her page and went to her blog and she has quite insightful thoughts about scripture and her relationship w/God. I have always admired my aunt and uncle for the amazing job they have done raising such good kids that are responsible and enjoyable to be around. You also know right away that they are christians and they are the best examples you would ever hope to meet of how we should all live. I know they aren't perfect, but we have an interesting family, who doesn't right? Well, I'm sure they have struggled w/not being bitter and hateful and resentful, most of us on this side of the family have, but they continue to be loving and hardworking and just plain nice, when they certainly don't have to be.
So, the humbling part for me is that I'm looking at my cousins blog and she has such a sense of who she is and where she needs to be. She is a young girl in a public high school and she is quoting scripture and writing about how it affects her life and how she needs to try harder to incorporate what she believes into her every day.
The one thing she said that sticks in my mind was "If God brings you to it, He'll bring you through it."
Thanks Jones, for being such a beautiful person and for making me remember that what I'm facing isn't impossible if I would just look to the right place. Love ya little rocker girl!