Thursday, April 30, 2009

I Am So Old

I know this because I still hurt.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sometimes I Forget I'm 28...

and do something like this. My body hurts.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Weekend Recap

Raina and I went man v wild. Okay, we went hiking. It was an easy hike trail at first, about 2 miles and most down hill. The second 2 miles- well... that part blew. I tripped once and fell on my face (or would have if my baseball cap bill hadn't stopped the impact) but it wasn't as bad as it sounds. You see, the hill we were climbing was so steep that I literally fell 15 degrees down. Didn't hurt at all! I do have the most spectacular farmer's tan this world has ever seen. I have to keep it covered up lest I provoke everyone's envy.

SUNDAY Sister and I did a different (and better to my way of thinking) kind of exploring. Boutiques! There is the most charming little store in Jeffersonville, IN called Gatherings. It was like I woke up in a dream... it was the most perfect little place, filled with tons of things to make me happy and little treasures hiding all over the room. If I could rent space in Gatherings to hang out in for hours on end, everyday- I'd consider it money well spent.

Sister and I drove to the University of Kentucky for the Jason Mraz concert and we both bought adorable t-shirts. But alas, I'm afraid that my love affair with Mr. Mraz is over.
He has a man claw on his right hand. Not kidding. Lord Voldemort's nails have nothing on this kid! Its really, really disturbing.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

last time

i suck molasses from
magnolia blossoms
and beckon him to come.
a tear escapes his eye
for the comfort of mine
while inside me a tree unfurls.
it branches up arms and down legs
and i name the fruit as it grows
strong in the pink shade of dusk.

Well, I'm not going to sundown tonight. I got caught up in Paradise Alley and didn't do my laundry or pack for this weekend. Sigh. I'm most upset because rumor had it I was finally going to meet Lenina there... It would have been like a (very, very small, quite possibly the smallest ever) bloggers convention.
Have a fantastic Thursday night for me. I'll be sitting around the house moping...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I really love...

...getting flowers at work!


refuge is at my grandfather's feet

where between sips of beer
and swatting flies his
fingers play piano
across his belly.
the problem, he says
is you don't listen.
i watch the peacock clock
tick away time while he
whistles a lullaby.
take a seat baby girl
and pats his lap with
weathered hands that
helped to raise me,
my cheek pressed against
the sun-warmed buttons
of his overalls.
stop crying for your father,
devil's got a daddy complex
enough for the world

Dreams are fantastic, aren't they? I've been having a bad daddy week, and then this dream surfaces and puts everything back into its perspective. My subconscious is so smart...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


I only took this picture of my stepdad so I could take a picture of the 1/2 naked guy behind him.

I still get this excited about Gone With the Wind

I love late night dance parties with Vicki

My sister and I are incapable of just having a casual drink together.

But we blame our parents

For all my talk, I really am afraid of taking a hit.

I'm not a fan of this band

I still dress myself, and I still make mistakes

**In case you can't tell, I've been cleaning out my storeroom. Sigh.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Q and A

Miss Emma has tagged me for a little q & a! Since I'd do just about anything she told me to do, here it is...


1. Respond and rework: Answer the questions on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own.

2. Tag other un-tagged people.

What are you wearing?

My "Missy-Elliot-look-a-like" purple velour pants and a Rolling Stones tee. Comfy!

What would you like to learn to do?
I would love to learn how to fence. There is something ridiculously sexy about swords.

What did you have for dinner?

Lamb Chops. Not the puppet.

What was the last thing you bought?
A photo with Rachel complete with re-enactors from Gone with the Wind production at the Fabulous Fox Theatre!

What are you listening to right now?
John Prine. Thanks for the CD, Bryan!

What is your favorite weather?Beach weather is definitely my favorite!

What is on your bedside table?
A lamp, my journals, To the Lighthouse (only because I haven't reshelved it), 1 picture of me and my friend Marida, 1 of me and my sisters on my 22nd birthday, and 1 of my parents on their wedding day. Oh, and a bottle of water, because dehydration is the number one killer of women (who are stuck in the desert for more than 3 days without a drop to drink).

What is the smallest gesture that makes you happy?
When strangers smile at each other for no reason.

Which actor/actress do you think is similar to you?
I asked my sister and she said Catherine Zeta Jones. She was probably trying to make me feel better...

What is your most challenging goal right now?
To not be too rash. Its very hard for me not to throw caution to the wind in one particular aspect of my life (Sorry to be cryptic! I'll explain everything before too long!) but right now slow and steady is the best way to go. It is so hard for me to do! I'm not used to curbing my spontaneity!

What is a fashion style you can't stand?

Forever 21's Shop by Outfit. Basically they've taken all their sale items and coordinated them badly. It isn't edgy or stylish. It's lazy and repulsive.

Favorite vacation spot?
Considering I only have one vacation spot I'll have to say Fort Morgan. After all these years, I'm still in love with the Gulf Coast.

Name the things you cannot live without:
books music air water shelter
(in that order)

What would you like to get rid of?
My old handbags that are coming apart at the seams. I can't though... too much sentimental value.

If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
I'm totally going to Italy with Emma!

What language do you want to learn?
I really want to conquer Chinese just to prove to myself that its possible. Then Klingon as a conversation piece.

What quality do you dislike most in a a person?
Its a rather nasty tie between arrogance and hypocrisy.

What countries have you visited?
Jamaica, England, France, Switzerland, Germany and New York City

What is your all time favorite movie?
Yet another tie for the girl who can not commit: Gone With the Wind and 39 Steps

What's you favorite quality about yourself?
My generosity... even if it is to a fault sometimes.

What is your favorite quote/saying?
It used to be, "peace out, bitches". Now I guess it's, "really? I mean, really?" or "brilliant"

Say one random fact about yourself:
I can't pass up the chance to buy a toothbrush. I'll even charge it if I don't have any cash. Totally compulsive and I have no idea why I do it!!!

What is a charity that is close to your heart?
DogTown. If you haven't heard about it, check it out here.
What are you most afraid of?
Not following through on my dreams.

I am tagging my sister to welcome her to the blogtastic life, Lenina to see what she says, and California Jen because its a great way to get to know her!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Too Much Bedtime Reading

Last night I had a dream that I had to learn Occlumency in order to sleep. Snape (only it was a really hot version of what I think Alan Rickman is really like) was trying to get into my head but I had to keep him out so he wouldn't know that I'm stalking Gary Oldman. Not Sirus, mind you, but the actor. I was sweating bullets.

No more HP&OP after 8 p.m.!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hating the Hiatus

I really despise not having blogger at work, but I'm going to do my best to post more when I get home at night!
Now it's time for the recap... Sigh.

Sundown in the City

**I've had these two ridiculous blemishes on both sides of my face for a week and I couldn't figure out where they cam from until I posted these pictures and realized my bumps are where I wore stickers all night. Note to self, stop wearing stickers.


Tornadoes ripped through the southeast. My family survived, cause that's how we roll!

in atlanta

Pizza at Fillini's Pizza... mmmmm!


I got my much needed face time with Mr. Bear. I love this last picture because it looks like he's taking time to smell the roses.

Of course, I had to change his diaper shortly after this picture... which did not smell like roses.

Monday kicked off the busiest week for me at work so I haven't done anything remotely exciting. Except when I talked Raina into starting a blog. I can't wait!!!

Last but certainly not least, I have to give a love-filled congratulations to Maggie May! I am so thrilled for you!!!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Posting on Saturday...

... because I have to tell you:

  I just saw Bret McKenzie in front of the Zesto!  

Thursday, April 9, 2009


The computers at work have denied me access to my blog world. Apart from my ridiculous anger is my withdraw symptoms. I've got all the signs: mood swings, phantom itching, and paranoia (thanks WebMD!). I can not comment on my favorite sites or see any of sweet Emma's pretty pictures. This is terrible!
My wonderful sister is going to post for me today, and maybe do a guest blog here and there to keep my blog cogs well oiled.
Topics she will probably discuss:
Her hot fiance
Micro brewed beers
Painting her McMansion
Banjo, bass, fiddle, and guitar
Bluegrass music, for that matter
Mother and Stepfather's visit (teehee)

Obviously she's a busy, busy girl so to get her to blog you'd have to ask her nicely...

I miss you all TERRIBLY!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Adventures of Don Fajah

I don't have the cord to download pictures of Vicki's shower, so I'll have to post about that when I get home from work today.
Instead, I will tell you of my stepfather's Sunday adventure.

I made the poor man leave the house during the shower because he doesn't know how to talk to people, much less a bunch of women celebrating the marriage of one of their own.
He was gone from 11 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Probably the longest he's ever gone off on his own. But he was okay- glad to be home when he arrived and full of stories.

He was most excited about going to the Dairy Queen.
Yes, my mother makes a gourmet meal for him every evening and he gets excited about Dairy Queen. Really?

He said that he got a discount because of his AARP card. Blushing, he retold the story of the guy behind the counter saying, "You can't be 65! You don't look old enough" Preening for all he's worth, Don Fajah said, "I should, I'm 78!" This exchange made him ridiculously happy. We're talking school girl happy.

He told me that after Dairy Queen, when he was still off roaming the greater tri-cities, he decided to treat himself to an ice cream cone and enjoyed it at a biker bar.

Wait... what???

My mother is very good at speaking Don Fajah, told me that the "biker bar" is actually an Exxon gas station in Maryville.

But apparently there was a guy on a motorcycle filling up gas, so... biker bar.

Friday, April 3, 2009


Yesterday delivered a milestone in the two year relationship I've been enjoying with a very dear woman.

You see, me and my esthetician will be celebrating our two year anniversary on June 6th.
Last night I was leaving the salon (walking funny because the wax was sticking to all the wrong places) and she gave me a big hug (not out of the norm) and said, "I love you". Sigh. I feel the same way. She's the only woman I'll trust with my naughty bits.

What a great moment in our life, yes?!
Hopefully it will be a story I can tell my grandchildren when they get waxed by her grandchildren.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Now I'm Vulnerable. Sigh.

Today is my guard’s last day.
Kevin is returning to the Army, and after today will not be around for immediate protection.
I really liked this one, too! Do you have any idea how hard it is to find a competent guard that I don’t mind spending 8 hours of the day with? His replacement isn’t bad, he’s just not Kevin.

We’re having a going-away party for him this afternoon. Sadness.
Not sadness for the party (I love a good party) but for the going away part.

Here are a few things I’m going to miss about him:

Playing Hide and Seek- even though he left me hiding once while he did his rounds
His inaccurate crossword puzzle answers
Joke of the Day (mostly jokes that not even a three year old would find funny)
Definition word games
Bad mouthing people we don’t like when no one is around
Pee Wee’s Playhouse word of the day
Making up our own NATO phonetic alphabet
Rock Paper Scissors
I can’t believe he’s leaving me with my own boredom…
I wish him all the best, of course…
I’ll miss you, Kevin!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

This Day Has Gone On For Too Long... I'll admit:

I am not getting married
My father is not in the witness protection program
I am not pregnant
I did not see your boyfriend in drag
I am not gay
I do not have 6 toes
My sinus problems are not contagious
There is not an outbreak of Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis... to my knowledge
I did not wrestle a lion in Africa
She does not have a crush on you
There are no cookies in the break room

And my sincerest apologies for not falling for any pranks. In the surprisingly wise words of Thomas, "you can't prank them if they don't care".

Hope you all are having a great day!