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January 31, 2006

It's Before 10:00 Somewhere!

Doesn't 10:00 AM on the work schedule mean that's when you are supposed to wake up? doesn't?

Shit! Well, maybe they'll buy that I was going by Pacific Time!

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I Want To Join the Bad Example Clan Because

  • I like posts with long titles
  • I'm a follower
  • I LOVE updating my freaking sidebars with more blogrolls and pictures
  • A lot of things rhyme with Clan
  • There are still just a few more Bad Example men that don't wear kilts...might as well get them all!
  • it more than sounds dirty, it IS dirty!


    Think I've lost my mind? Go see my Blogpa for an explanation of my corruption.

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  • January 30, 2006

    The Blogosphere's Pickiest Eater Contest

    (It only sounds dirty!) ;-)

    Over at Ogre's he had a picture of his lunch that made me want to throw up.

    In the comments, someone challenged me of my title of the World's Pickiest Eater. Echo Zoe thinks he is...but I beg to differ.

    Seriously, those that know me, speak up how big of a pain it is to go out to eat or make something to eat with me.

    Just a short list of stuff I will absolutely not eat, whether I can taste it or not:

    Ketchup (except I will sometimes dip my french fries in it if it's cold)
    Any type of Salad Dressing
    Sour Cream
    Cream Cheese
    Any odd types of cheeses (other than Cheddar, American, Monterey Jack, Mozzarella, etc)
    Ricotta will make me throw up (just ask my 1st boyfriend's parents!)

    It is probably easier to list the vegetables I WILL eat vs. the one's I won't:

    Corn (is that a vegetable?)
    Potatoes (same question!)

    Fruits? I may be a little more adventurous here:

    Golden or Fuji Apples (that's it)
    Green or Red seedless grapes
    Seedless Watermelon (no seeds!)

    I don't eat ANY seafood. Nada! Gross!

    I don't like common foods such as:

    Buffalo Wings
    Cheese Cake
    Strawberry Ice Cream
    Coffee Flavored Stuff
    Banana Flavored Stuff
    Cherry Flavored Stuff
    Any type of nuts
    Sour Cream and Onion Chips
    Salt and Vinegar Chips
    Ranch Chips
    Corn beef
    Eggs (unless they are scrambled hard with cheese)

    And there are so many more that I cannot even think of! I'm sure others that know me will chime in!

    So, if Echo Zoe is in fact pickier than I am, he must be hooked up to an IV and a rail!

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    January 29, 2006

    My Father's Daughters are Weird!

    I grew up listening to The Unicorn by The Irish Rovers, Snoopy vs. The Red Baron by The Royal Guardsmen, The Partridge Family Greatest Hits, Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley, Tom Dooley by The Kingston Trio, This Land Is Your Land by Woody Guthrie, and many others I can't remember.

    Well, my dad has warped my little 8 year old sister too!

    We were in my dad's truck last week where the following conversation took place:

    Sis: Sissy, have you heard the Little Willie Song?

    Me: No

    Sis: It goes like, (singing)

    "Little Willy, Willy won't go home
    But you can't push Willy round
    Willy won't go, try tellin' everybody but, oh no
    Little Willy, Willy won't go home"

    Me: Nope, haven't heard it.

    Sis: Daaaaadddd, will you play Sissy the Little Willy (by Sweet)


    Sis: Did you like it?

    Me: Yes, it sounds familiar.

    Sis: How about the Rollerskate song?

    Me: Nope

    Sis: It goes like, (singing)

    "I rode my bicycle past your window last night
    I roller-skated to your door at daylight"

    Me: Nope

    Sis: Daaaadddd, can you play Sissy the Rollerskate song?? (which is actually Brand New Key by Melanie)


    Sis: Did you like it?

    Me: Yes

    Yes, my sister knew EVERY word to each of these songs.

    Later, we went through the same conversation with her 7 year old friend in the truck.

    So tonight, when I went to Wal-Mart, what did I buy? Rock n' Roll of the 70's 4 CD set....which included....Brand New Key and Little Willy!

    We are warped children! :-)

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    What I've Learned in Yuma

    The population in Yuma triples from October until March thanks to Snowbirds.

    So does the number of car accidents.

    So does the sales of Milwaukee’s Best.

    Snowbirds also like to buy their vehicles without gas pedals.

    It must be cheaper.

    There is such thing as being too nice.

    And some people don't appreciate it.

    And then there are those that take advantage of it.

    And since there is nothing to do in Yuma except drink... get to meet everyone in Yuma at their finest!

    Stoplights must come in different languages.

    That's the only explanation I have for people driving over from Mexico and not obeying them.

    Drug manufacturers have some sort of deal with the government.

    Every time my allergies feel like they are getting better, jets are flown over the crop fields and I have to go refill my damn prescriptions.

    And I may be dying a slow miserable death.

    Allergy medications (pills and nose spray) give me massive multiple nose bleeds.

    I'm not sure I can think of much worse than bleeding to death slowly while in Yuma!

    At that, my dear readers, is enough to motivate me to get the hell out of here!

    Let the job and house hunt back to the east commence!

    I don't have to find a home but I'm sure as hell not staying here!

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    January 27, 2006

    Gay to Straight in Two!

    Conversation at work yesterday:

    Guy: You are so great! (hugging his assistant manager from behind)

    AM: Get off of me! Come back when you are straight.

    Guy: All it takes is 2 Forties and I'm as straight as they come. that all it takes???

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    January 25, 2006

    Proud of the Fart Ninja

    A few days ago, blogson Spurs posted here the following:

    Here is the quote of the week from the house of Spurs and Napster - guess who said it....

    "Why would I get out of a perfectly warm bed just to fart in a cold bathroom?"

    You must check out the comments, very funny!

    But then there is a follow up from the Fart Ninja herself!

    What I got out of it was that you know you are with the right one when you can fart in front of them.....

    ...maybe that's why I'm single??

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    January 24, 2006


    So I hit 40,000 visitors someone searching for a Wal-Mart in Ft. Drum. I was on the 7th page of his search. Not quite sure why my site looked like it might have information on Wal-Mart at some Ft Drum.

    I was hoping to hit 50,000 on my 1 year blog anniversary in 22 days (Feb 15th). Unless I start giving away tickets to the Superbowl, posting pictures from our past Bad Example comment parties, or put up a virtual bar....I don't see that one happening.

    But that gives me the excuse for two for my blog birthday and one for hitting 50,000. Good times!

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    Adopting a Teenager

    My dad and stepmom were married when I was 12...which would make them 30. This was my stepmom's first marriage.

    A year after they were married, I decided I wanted to move in with them. I was 13, they were practically still newlyweds.

    Who would ever think they would skip ages newborn to 12 and have a 13 year old. She chauffeured, she volunteered, she attended concerts and events, parent meetings, checked homework, was my go between with my dad when it came to boys and bad grades. A bratty teenager that she didn't know 2 years ago, and she took me in like her own.

    The next year, they were stationed in Congo, Africa and I went to live with my mom for 2 1/2 years. Once they got back, I promptly was put on a plane from NC to CA to be with them.

    Once again, she took me in as her own. She was president of the Band Boosters, volunteered or made something for every event, club, came to every fundraiser, took me shopping for every dance, and supported me in every way.

    Now, I may not live with them, but she still treats me like her own. We talk every few days, she asks when I'm going to visit, and always reminds me she loves me.

    I was reminded how lucky I was when I went to Phoenix to say goodbye while the packers were getting them ready for their move to Kentucky. I went to my little sister's school with my stepmom (as she does the same things for my little sister (actually her daughter) where she volunteers almost daily. Each person she introduced me to, she would say, "This is my daughter". Not my stepdaughter, not my husband’s daughter, not Sis#2's big sister....but her daughter.

    Although she is the same age as my father and could realistically have had me, everyone thinks we are sisters and that I am Sis#2's mom.

    She knew my father had 2 daughters when she married him. But did she have any idea what she would be getting herself into? I don't know, but I'm glad she did! I am a lucky woman!

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    January 18, 2006

    In Fours

    It was apparent to Songstress that I was in need of something to post. How nice of her to tag me with this meme!

    Four Jobs I've Had in My Life:

    Trainer and Manager for a Telecommunications company

    Electronics Product Specialist for MCCS

    Front Desk Clerk/Night Auditor for a motel

    Sandwich Artist at Subway

    Four Movies I Could Watch Over and Over, and Have:

    Mary Poppins


    A League of Their Own

    Van Wilder

    Four Places I Have Lived:(Let's change this to places I have lived in the past 4 years...ya know, just for fun!)

    Yuma, AZ

    Columbia, SC

    Wilmington, NC

    New Bern, NC

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    Four TV Shows I Love to Watch:

    Law & Order SVU


    Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

    Celebrity Texas Hold 'Em

    Four Places I Have Been on Vacation:

    Las Vegas, NV

    Chicago, Illinois

    Phoenix, AZ

    Several different cities in Europe...10 years ago...can't remember the names :-(

    Four Websites I Visit Daily:


    My Bank

    Yahoo News

    My work's intranet ;-)

    Four Favorite Foods:

    Mashed Potatoes


    Macaroni & Cheese

    White Rice

    (preferably all in the same meal so I can go into carb/starch-coma)

    Four Places I Would Rather Be Right Now:

    Geneva, Switzerland

    San Diego, CA

    New York City (to visit)

    Anywhere but the hell that is Yuma

    Four People I Am Tagging With This Meme:

    Spurs & Napster at Pull My Finger

    Bou at Boudicca's Voice

    T1G at Drunken Wisdom

    ArmyWife at ArmyWifeToddlerMom

    Ok...this post should hopefully last me another week! :-P

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    January 16, 2006

    An RV is Not a Bad Idea!

    Instead of buying a house, Spurs thinks I should buy and RV.

    He's right!

    I've been in Yuma 3 months now and am already looking to leave. Hey, I've beat my record...the shortest time I've stayed in one place is 3 months.

    Due to the upcoming acquisition, my contract to stay with the company for a year due to reimbursement for school and my relocations is null and void.

    Anyone remember the big reason for me coming out here? My dad, stepmom and little sister live in Phoenix, only 3 short hours away. Well, dad got a great job offer from a great company in some small ass town of Kentucky. Has Harvey done his Facts of Kentucky yet??

    Anyways, that leaves me 2000-3000 miles away from all of my family. It's been that way before...but I don't want it to be that way again.

    So, I have posted my resume on Monster, Hot Jobs, and Career Builder. I'm submitting it for every job that looks semi-tolerable.

    I'm looking at the Atlanta would be 6 hours from my dad and 5 hours from my mom. I think that's a nice central location. However, I have expanded my search into NC, SC, and TN. I've even considered Chicago if the job was good enough.

    There is a chance of moving with my current company, but I want out of retail. I'm more of a babysitter than a manager. I feel like the damn policy nazi. Hiring in Yuma is a bitch (since I've let go of 2 people since I've been here and am working on my 3rd)... I'm bored. I don't know what I was thinking going back....yea, my stores are doing well....but I'm bored and unmotivated! And that's a bad place to be in Yuma! Yuma blows!

    Yes, I may be a little bitter about Yuma because of telling the bipolic to fuck off, or it may be the snow birds, or the people that get mad at me because I do not speak Spanish, or the fact that there is nothing to do in Yuma except drink, or that the only guys here to date are Marines or don't speak English, or that I'm tired of living in a cave of a house and sharing a bathroom with what seems like 6 four year olds.

    So I'm sure I could get a good deal on an RV as there are more RV lots here thanks to winter visitors than there are car lots!

    Luckily, all my stuff is still in storage and should be semi-easy to load back into a moving truck. Except this time I'll be doing it on my own!

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    Hey! It's Something...

    You Have a Phlegmatic Temperament
    Mild mannered and laid back, you take life at a slow pace.
    You are very consistent - both in emotions and actions.
    You tend to absorb set backs easily. You are cool and collected.

    It is difficult to offend you. You can remain composed and unemotional.
    You are a great friend and lover. You don't demand much of others.
    While you are quiet, you have a subtle wit that your friends know well.

    At your worst, you are lazy and unwilling to work at anything.
    You often get stuck in a rut, without aspirations or dreams.
    You can get too dependent on others, setting yourself up for abandonment.
    What Temperment Are You?

    Thanks Ma!

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    January 08, 2006

    Trying to Avoid Naked Blog

    My blog has been a bit scandelous lately...trying to get readers by being naked.

    Notice how it decreases my visits! ;-)

    Blogging has unforunately taken a backseat to other things. That could be good, that could be bad.

    And honestly, I don't have much blog fodder. But, for those of you that use this as a source to keep up with me, I will do a quick, fast and in a hurry update.

  • New Years was great! Vegas made it cool, my friends made it wonderful!

  • I'm still with the bipolic. We had a nice weekend and he's meeting my parents in the next few weeks. He also leaves to Iraq in mid February for 6 months. It's the first time I've ever thought a deployment would do a relationship good!

  • I am actively looking for new jobs in new places.

  • It's hard to look when I don't know where I want to go and what I want to do!

  • So I'm kind of just submitting my resume' everywhere and trying to keep an open mind.

  • Thanks to Napster and Morrigan's Christmas present, I am now up to 2200 songs on my iPod.

  • School is going well and I'm looking into CLEPing several courses. Possibly up to 30 credits worth depending how motivated I stay!

  • Everything is still very temporary. My stuff is still in storage, I am still living in a very small bedroom of my friend's house, I still have South Carolina plates and such, I am still living out of a suitcase.

  • A 13 year old hit my truck with her 4 wheeler. After pretending not to speak English, trying not to get her parents and her parents finally calling me names in Spanish, I called the police. I'm sure that $400+ ticket for driving without a license, driving an unregistered vehicle, driving without insurance and failure to control a vehicle really pissed them off!

    You may officially consider yourselves caught up and my blog no longer naked!

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