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November 29, 2005

Happy Birthday Spurs!!

Today is my blogson's birthday!

Napster wrote a great post about him here. And it's all true!

Spurs is an all around great guy! If we could ever get him to a blogmeet, he'd be the life of the party. This is the kind of guy that could make yard work fun!

I'm lucky to have Spurs as a friend! So go on and wish him a Happy Birthday and have some drinks for him!

His present is below....


Here's to plenty of these in Vegas!!

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November 24, 2005

TG Day Funny Story #1

So, with these guys, there are sure to be many funny stories....let's begin with this one...

So, to tell this story, I have to assign names to my roommates so it makes sense:

Tigra - my best friend for the past almost 4 years who I am living with.
Scooter - her husband (the mustang nut)
Bunny - Tigra's best friend for the past 7 years, our roommate, and the newest addition to "Sissy's Blessed with Good People" Club.

I've just recently realized what blog fodder I have in these guys....

Bunny was making kool-aid and randomly said, "You know what's good with kool-aid? Rum!" Ah, interesting.

Fast forward to when Tigra and Scooter bring the reject doughnuts from Fry's (there are no good doughnuts at 10 am on Thanksgiving morning). After I decided that a hunk of cheese would be better than the reject doughnuts, Tigra needed milk to wash her pour excuse of a doughnut down. Scooter had just poured a nice tall glass of WHOLE milk. Tigra wanted a drink, and was *warned* that it was WHOLE milk. A whole milk virgin, she took her first sip like a 8 year old and their first sip of alcohol. As we all laugh at the reaction, I give her Bunny's kool-aid to get rid of the taste of reject doughnuts and whole milk.

Then came the green face from Tigra and the wide eyed look from Bunny.

Bunny decides to enlighten us with, "Oh yea, there's rum in that" as Tigra keeps from hurling her strange Thanksgiving breakfast.

And this is just the beginning folks...

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This, That & Thanksgiving

I figure I have no earthly excuse not to blog today considering my store's are not open, I'm not touching school work, I got to sleep in...

I've been missing my family and friends a lot recently! Nothing like a holiday to kick that into full force! But my roommates are determined to make this a good Thanksgiving.

It started off just being my 3 roommates, the guy I'm dating and a guy from their work.

We now have an additional 4 people coming over. So it's a Thanksgiving for 10 today!

So, I'm not feeling very girly as all the girls are cooking in the kitchen and I'm on the couch on the computer while the guys are flipping through the channels. I didn't prepare anything for today as I figured it'd be a waste since we have enough food to feed a small country... or 4 Marines.

We found this site where you can look up public records of people. Great fun! My employees have been in some shit!

So, it's 10:50 and we've already started with the drinking as my roommate has started with kool-aid and rum!

I think I'm going to spend the day with my friends, bullshitting and laughing at our stupid jokes!

Our menu for today:

Hash brown Casserole
Green bean Casserole
Macaroni & Cheese Casserole
Sweet Baked Beans
Candied Yams
Pea Salad
Mashed Potatoes w/ gravy
Pumpkin Pie
Pecan Pie
Apple Crumble Pie
Strawberry Topped Cheesecake

(Note to self - do not stay in the kitchen while the others are cooking. I now know what goes in some of this and will not be able to eat it. Damn me and my pickiness!)

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November 23, 2005

30,000 with This!

I hit 30,000 today and wasn't even around to celebrate!

Although, I find it humorous that what got me the 30,000 hit was a guy in Russia searching for this...


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Alarm Clock Meme

Fricken' Meme! My Blogmom and my blogson tagged me with this Alarm Clock Meme. I hope they know that I am skipping valuable sleeping time to do this thing which will then in turn affect how many times I hit the snooze button tomorrow!

1.) Do you use an alarm clock to wake up in the morning?

I use my phone to wake up in the morning. I don't have an alarm clock (well, it's in storage). My phone allows me to set 6 alarms and it's very loud and annoying!

2.) What time do you set it for?

6:45, 7:00 & 7:15 if I have to be to work by 8am. Pretty much an hour before I have to be anywhere.

3.) Do you hit the snooze button? If so, how many times?

Not the snooze button so much as the silence button....hence the 3 different times set.

4.) Have you ever abused an alarm clock?

I've cussed it, knocked it off the table, broken off the switch and popped the battery out by accident. Not so much abuse as minor altercations.

As for tagging know the drill...if you want to complete it, go ahead. I'm afraid the people I would tag don't even come by anymore and they wouldn't even know! I'm such a bad Bad Example Family member and blog friend.

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There *IS* A God!

....or at least some semi-intelligent cable people at Adelphia!

I am now blogging from wireless high speed internet!

This may mean a few more frequent posts, but still not as many as the past. Come on, I have to work to keep the internet going.

News on the home front?

Spending Thanksgiving with my 3 roommates, a coworker of theirs and this guy I'm dating. Should be interesting as the menu so far consists of stuff I used to hide in my napkin when we'd eat at Grandma's! So far, it looks like Sissy will be chowing down on Turkey, rolls, mashed potatoes, and macaroni & cheese casserole. Do you think Sonic is open on Thanksgiving? ;-) I'll be skipping the green bean casserole, the pumpkin roles, yams and several other things. It's not their fault....I'm a picky ass eater!

Supposedly we will be having matchbox car races. Should be interesting as we should all be drunk by dinner time. Hell, I get off early tomorrow so maybe I won't even remember Thanksgiving ;-)

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November 18, 2005

Bloggers I've Met Updated

The Bloggers I've Met section is now updated with the most recent blogmeet.

If I've forgotten anyone, the spelling is bad, I screwed something up or forgot's a mixture of being drunk and on dial-up....a dangerous mix!

I'm assuming I shouldn't attempt to do any school work, calling or text messaging at this matter how tempting it is!

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November 17, 2005


I found out today that I I am allergic to Yuma

Mexican restaraunts do not get in trouble from the health department for having green worms in their salsa

I am getting cable internet Tuesday

My class started yesterday

Men are confusing

I am still able to wear flip flops in November

I never get tired of eating Mexican food

Mexican food must not be that bad 'cause I've lost 7 pounds since I've been here

My roommates are weird and a free source of entertainment

I hate retail hours

Snowbirds double the population of Yuma in the winter

They also triple the number of car accidents

An old man asked me if he could take me to Mexico today for dog tacos and margaritas

Men are confusing

Dryness causes bad nose bleeds

Doctor says to use vaseline


I can only do laundry and dishes between 9pm & 9am M-F and on the weekends

I didn't know the electric company was run by a wireless carrier

Apparently I am an awful person for not knowing Spanish so I understand what my customers are saying when they yell at me

I can tell someone how much money they owe in Spanish

I can also tell someone to "go suck a dick" in Spanish

That's all my employees have taught me

I LOVE my new iPod & iTunes

I'm afraid 30 GB might not have been enough

The spammers are going trackback crazy on me

I had no idea I was such a source for Asian porn

I haven't ready anyone's blogs

I am sorry

Maybe starting in January

Or when I'm hospitalized for being overworked

Can you get wireless internet in the hospital?


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November 13, 2005

I'm Changing My Name

My real name is common, but not really popular. I, myself, have not run into many people with my name.

But the guys I date? That's a different story.

I dated a guy 2 years older than me in high school for 2 years. When he went to the Naval Academy, I broke it off. He ended up marrying a girl with my name that was a music teacher (I went to college to be a music teacher).

Three years ago, I was with a guy in a decent relationship...until he had to go to Afghanistan. He couldn't handle the long distance. I moved, he came back and married a girl with my name, had a kid with another on the way.

The guy that I've been seeing the past couple of weeks that I'm no longer seeing as of this morning (long story), was married a few years ago to a girl with my name. He's also friend's with the previous guy.

Just find it funny I guess...

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November 06, 2005

Who To Be Mad At?

There's not a whole heck of a lot to do here in Yuma. So, it's not a surprise that drinking is a common hobby!

However, the Marines here have taken it a bit too far. A couple of weekends ago, a group of jarheads were in a pick up truck, drunk. One guy was in the bed of the truck while driving around town and ended up falling out. He was basically a vegetable and the other guys went and threw him in a front yard somewhere so they don't get in trouble. The guy is now in a coma in Phoenix.

Since then alcohol has been banned in the barracks.

With that and other DUI's on record here in Yuma, one of the head honchos warned all of the Marines that if there was anymore incidents, that they would all have to wear their Charlie's to go out and they have to check in and out of the barracks (or call in to check in if you are married) if you go out to drink, you have to take a buddy and be back in by 2 am. This is all until further notice.

So, the phone rings off the hook this morning at 5:30 am. It seems that two guys went out drinking and the DD took his drunk friend back to the barracks. Later, the drunk decided he wanted to go to the river and took his jeep out and tipped it and is now in the hospital.

This sucks for many reasons. First and foremost, people have hurt and may die and others were endangered.

Other more selfish reasons? I live with my friend and her Marine husband. This means no going out! (this would be like a girl having to go out in a ball gown all the time) The guy I'm dating? Yeah, no going out! If he wants to come over to the house and hang out with us, he must dress in his Charlie's, come to the house (may change in secret) and get back in his Charlie's and home by 2 am.

This also means that businesses will suffer. A good majority of my customers at each of my stores are military. They are not going to get all in uniform just to come buy something from one of my stores.

So, I'm mad for a few reasons. The selfish reasons are obvious as it is effecting my social life and business. However, this scars the reputation of Marines here locally. Not only that, but the same men and women that fight to protect our country are putting people in danger.

Just a few dumb asses have affected negatively the lives of so many others.

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November 02, 2005

To Think, I Almost Didn't Go! Part I

Things are busy! I am working 12-13 hours a day, 6 days a week. I have a social life. I am living out of suitcases and sleeping on an air mattress. I’m looking for a house. Any spare moment I get, I need! I almost didn’t go to Tennessee.

Then, I was sick. I felt like I was coming down with the flu! I almost took it as a sign that I should stay behind. Instead, I crossed the border to Mexico to get some Ampicillin and Naproxen to fight this bug! Along with Benadryl and Airborne, I was either going to kill it or piss it off!

Not to mention I was dreading my trip to get to TN considering all the travel I have done in the recent months. I had to drive 3 hours to Phoenix, wake up at 4:30 am to go to the airport, fly to Houston, fly to Atlanta, take the Marta to Morrigan’s work. This was just to get to Atlanta….

….It was worth it!

It started off great with a beautiful drive with Bou and Morrigan through Northern Georgia and Tenneessee. The leaves were changing, the sky was clear and the car was full of laughs! I was so very happy!

We stopped at Ed’s World of Concrete. Bou has the FULL STORY, while I have the picture!


Then we got to our destination. This technology dependent girl was in a town with no wireless phone service! I will admit I was scared! I was going to meet all these people I didn’t know, possibly hadn’t read and who had no idea who I was. I was the youngest person there and possibly the quietest….WITH.NO.PHONE!

I should have known better! I met some of the best people! The first evening Tammi took over the kitchen and made her blog famous Mexican Manicotti. They were devoured! Eric had a great fire going out back. I am afraid Morrigan and I hogged the fire as it was freaking cold! I am still surprised how neither of us were caught on fire by flying embers, that’s how close we were!

Then the music and warmth of the house called us in. This is where some of the guys played guitar for us. I could have listened to these guys all night! And who would have known that we had a great kazoo player!

We made it an early night to rest up for the next day’s events.

Part II coming soon....

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Move To Change

Move to Change

It’s no secret that I’ve moved more than some people could imagine. My way of handling the life shattering news when I was younger was to use it to my advantage. Moving meant a new start. I could change something about myself, start over and leave behind any mistakes I had made. Eventually, moving became my answer when things weren’t going the way I wanted them to and I needed to make a change.

How do you change in front of others? When you change in front of others, they know you are trying something different, that you are recognizing/admitting that there was something wrong and that they may see your failures. With those thoughts, I have always considered it to be easier to start over somewhere new. We always say if I knew then what I know now….and that’s what I do….

As I have recently made the move from South Carolina to Arizona, I made new goals, new routines, new theories. But something else changed…

…my need to blog.

I lived in South Carolina for only 10 months. In that time, I had accomplished a good deal at work, but nothing in my personal life. I knew no one. I would go a full weekend without speaking a word. If I felt like talking, I either had to call someone that lived far away, or go shopping to get some human interaction. I had to know people to go out but I had to go out to know people.

The 10 months weren’t wasted. I learned to enjoy being alone. Seriously. I could laugh when I saw something or did something funny or ridiculous. I could cry when I was sad or lonely. I learned to handle those emotions without the need of others.

But there were times that I wanted to share these things, especially some of the ridiculous things that lead to my daily dose of humor. That’s when I started blogging. I could say what I wanted – when I wanted! And often times there was someone there to read and laugh too. Blogging was my connection to people when I had no connection. Mother’s sometimes joke that they crave adult conversation after being with their young children all day; I craved adult conversation after being with myself all day!

But alas, there has been a change! I moved to Yuma where I live with others (temporarily), work with people all day and have little time for myself. I find myself missing some of my alone time.

However, along with my wish to have people in my life, I lost my need to find that connection through blogging. I no longer see something and think, “I need to blog about that” or “Wow, what great blog fodder!”

Eight months ago, blogging became a necessity for my sanity. Now it is merely a place to periodically get away.
I am afraid that blogging will be inconsistent and infrequent. My material will not be as intimate or heart felt as it once was. I expect to lose readers, links and hits….but I am okay with that. One of the best lessons my blog mom Bou has taught me is that I have to blog for me, and no one else.

With that being said, at least when I do post, it will be because I wanted to, not because I needed to.

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