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October 29, 2005


Like why Sissy has her bloggrandpa (Harvey of Bad Example) guest-posting for her, and why she's the "horniest" girl in Tennessee.

But you can ask her about that in the comments.

The REAL point of this post is that you never know where life is going to take you, and you'd better keep an open mind to let yourself follow the path.

There's a generic assumption that life is about getting a job, paying the bills, and finding someone to marry... because that's what your parents expect from you.

There's nothing wrong with this stereotypical American Dream, but along the way, don't be afraid to investigate completely unrelated side-possibilities. That strangers you've never met can become your dearest friends, and that a virtual relationship is just as legitimate as something you were born into by accident.

Take the love where you can find it, and celebrate it.

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October 20, 2005

I'm Alive

Well, I made it here about a week and a half ago. Since has been non stop working, looking for houses, and a little sleep.

I have a total of 16 employees. 12 of them are Mexican.

I often wonder if they are talking shit in front of me when they start speaking Spanish 90 mph. I'm going to learn it and not tell them! Then their in for some shit! :-)

I know the important stuff....Necesito una cervesa!

Honestly though, they are a pretty good group. I put an end to the rumor at tonight's meeting that I was going around firing people. See what bringing a couple of people into your office does! Nothing like babysitting adults!

I'm living with my best friend, her husband and another friend. I'm living out of 3 suitcases and sleeping on an air mattress. Internet? They only have dial up and no phone line in my room. So...I try and sneak on a neighbor's wireless signal until they kick me off!

I've had enough Mexican food to turn me into an honorary beaner. There's this place in the Mexican ghetto of Yuma; a trailer park of Mexican food! Yes....all the REAL stuff you can get. Flautas, carne asada, for like .50 cents!

Unfortunately, blogging will be light until I move into my own place. It sucks! I'll continue to try and jump on and let others post here to keep me from naked blog.

i Hasta !

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October 11, 2005

The Blogosphere is Coming to an End!!

You can understand my surprise when I received an email from Sissy Willis:

Hey, little gal . . .

Don't know what's going on, but your blog is currently #1 -- above InstaPundit -- in the Ecosystem.



But I got proof....

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October 10, 2005

Can you cure a cat from pissing on the floor?

I thought that since Sissy gave me the keys, I should use them.

Espy, my beloved 9 year old cat periodically pees on my floor. She has designated places, typically corners. Often times though, she enjoys peeing on my belongings, such as a purse or an electric screw driver. I can sometimes link the pungent gift to retaliation; like the time she peed in my overnight bag 10 minutes before I was to leave or the time she peed on Bou’s boys’ swim suits when she was packing them up to leave. I’ve just decided she is neurotic and it’s best to keep things off the floor.

Flam, my love interest, is a huge cat lover and accepts Espy with all of her quirks. He’s heard me complain about the clean ups and all the past stories. I told him that I needed to spend time with her so we split our sleep-overs evenly between his and my house.

Saturday night.

Flam: Mo- have you noticed that Espy hasn’t peed lately?

Me: Yes, she’s been really good.

Flam: Hmmm, why do you think that is?

Me: (knowing what he was getting at, but playing stupid) I don’t know. I just never know with her.

Flam: Well, we have been spending a lot of time here. I think it’s because of me. I’m a good influence, she likes me.

Me: (not believing a word of this) That could be it, you never know with her.

Jump to Sunday morning. I’m in the other room and Flam is putting his shoes on.

Flam: MO! I think Espy peed on my shoes!

Me: Really? I am so sorry. (thinking – I told you so many times not to leave your bag on the floor)

Flam leaves and I clean the over night bag of the cat scent. Later Sunday night Flam explains to me that he just can’t get over Espy peeing on his shoes.

Flam: Why would she do this to me? More than anything, I’m just so hurt. I’ve stood up for her.

So I wonder, did he really think that he had cured her? That his presence for a couple months had done away with years of neurotic behavior? I’ve just learned to take her one day at a time, keep plenty of bottles of Nature’s Miracle around and keep my Coach purses off the floor.

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October 08, 2005

Another Quick Update

I hit 20,000! Yeah! But I can't see who got it as sitemeter only holds the last 100 visitors and I've had 105 since then :-( So if you know who you are, SPEAK UP!

Meanwhile, Oddybobo also hit 20,000 and got us each a present! All I can say is Oddybobo might be my new favorite!

I'm in The Land That Time Forgot. Spurs' description of it is:

Contagion: Okay, I'm bad but what does TLTTF stand for? I forgot.

Spurs: The Land That Time Forgot

It's kind of a small, not quite ready for the current century kind of town.
383 churches listed in the yellow pages(I counted)
2 Gentlemens Clubs(again, I counted)
Oh yeah, and it's a dry county. Well, you can buy drinks in a bar, just no package stores unless you go to the next county. Which thankfully, isn't too far away...

Contagion: And were do you live. (Pulls out pen and paper to make a note of places not to visit.)

Lubbock Texas
Where the men are men
And the cows are afraid....

...and he's pretty much right. I would not step foot here if my two darling blogchildren didn't live here!

Spurs promised me a hangover but all I really got was indigestion. That's what happens when you stroll through the drive thru Mexican place at 12:30am and order $30 worth of Mexican food!

I'm spending one more day here to go shopping with Napster and watch the Cardinals kick some ass today, and then tomorrow I'm off to El Paso, TX. Tuesday I will be leaving El Paso for Yuma.

Want to hear how the blogmeet went with Amy and Donna? Go read Amy's review. I'll get mine up soon, hopefully!

Today I'm making Tammi's Turtle Cake for Spurs and Napster. Tammi told the world I can cook and now look what everyone expects from me ;-)

Alright...this will most likely be the end of the updates until I get settled in Yuma. I think Morrigan has some embarrassing Sissy stories she might post, I'm sure Bou has something up her sleeve, Spurs & Napster need a little push, and Tammi and Amy are doing a great job of keeping me from having a naked blog.

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October 07, 2005

Really Quick Update

Tropical Storm Tammy was a bitch and stayed with me until Mississippi.

(I just had to say M-I-crooked letter crooked letter - I - crooked letter crooked letter - I - hunchback hunchback - I to spell Mississippi)

I drove from Atlanta to Dallas in 11 hours.

I hated leaving Morrigan.

I'm in Ft. Worth.

I hate Texas (sorry Amy)

They don't know how to build roads.

And it's flat and boring.

Gas is gradually getting cheaper.

I forgot there were Jack in the Box's out here.

I met Amy, her family and Donna and her husband. Nice people! Will post more later about the meet!

My hotel room smells like pee.

Yes, I changed rooms.

It still smells like pee.

And there are two cigarette burned holes in my comforter.

I slept on a blanket that was in my truck and my own pillow.

I considered nose plugs.

I'm headed to TLTTF to see Spurs & Napster. Spurs has promised me a hangover.

I should be hitting 20,000 visitors today but probably won't be around to see it.

Thank God for XM Radio and cell phones!

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October 03, 2005

Sissy CAN Cook

Back this spring, Sissy made the drive and came to visit me up here in the frozen tundra of Northern Illinois.

We took the opportunity to gather a few bloggers together and make an event of it.

Being new to my job, I couldn't take off of work so, well, everyone beat me home. I needed help cooking and Sissy made the mistake of offering.

Well....this is what I'm gonna need for you to do......

And I had her make dessert. And it ROCKED!! So, just to prove to everyone that Sissy really IS a domestic goddess - I'm going to post the recipe for that infamous dessert right here on her blog. :-)

Turtle Cake

1 box of Chocolate cake mix (milk chocolate)
mix according to the directions on the box
put 1/2 of the cake mix in a 9 x 13 greased pan and bake at 350 degrees for 15 mins.

Melt in microwave til creamy: 14 oz bag of carmels, 1/2 cutp Eagle Brand milk and 1/4 cup of butter. Pour over the cake mix already baked.

Add remaining cake mix on top of carmel. Put 6 oz (or more) chocolate chips and 3/4 cut NUTS (heheh) on top. (couldn't resist)

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 mins or until done.

It's good folks. It's REALLY good. Enjoy!!!

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Why doesn't someone plug it in?

...I just don't understand! Bou and Sticks brought this over and just left it in the box. I had to open it since it goes so well with the rest of the decor....

Plug it in!

Now I need help figuring out where to put it. Any suggestions?

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October 02, 2005

Word of the Week

This week's word is in honor of the reason us guest bloggers are here! Usually Sissy picks a polysyllabic and obscure word. The only knowledge that may come from this week's word are other bloggers related adventures, allegory, anecdote, apologue, article, chestnut, chronicle, description, drama, epic, fable, fairy tale, fantasy, feature, fiction, folktale, gag, legend, memoir, myth, narration, narrative, non-fiction, novel, old saw, parable, potboiler, recital, record, relation, report, romance, saga, scoop, sequel, serial, spiel, tale, tragedy, version, or yarn. OK, I could have just said story, but what fun would that be?

If you use the Word of the Week in a post this week, be sure to link back to this post, leave a comment or email me at procheinamy(at)gmail.


v. re·lo·cat·ed, re·lo·cat·ing, re·lo·cates
v. tr.

To move to or establish in a new place: relocated the business.

v. intr.
To become established in a new residence of place of business: relocated in Texas*.

*The original entry at did not use Texas, but I could not resist changing it since I love Texas.....

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October 01, 2005

What WAS She Thinking?!?!

Sissy, Sissy, Sissy. Given us access to your site like that! Silly Girl.

So - in an effort to liven things up and offer good strong advise to my darling blog niece - I offer up this picture as a warning..........


Just keep that in mind!

More later.......................

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