Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

OMG i'm so stoked, it's halloween my favorite holiday!!! hooray!

so this year at work my coworkers and i are peace, love and happiness (i'm happiness). do not laugh those of you who have witnessed my bi-polar side : )

this morning i put on my costume (bright yellow t-shirt that i painted a smiley face on). the girl said, uh, mom, you might get sexually harassed in that shirt because the eyes are right on your boobs. i already was not loving the outfit--short sleeve, bright yellow (i look hideous in yellow) and a bit snug. i took them to school and came home and whipped up another shirt instead. white long sleeve t with a smiley face painted on and i'm wearing pig tails (suggestion from donut).

omg i think there should be a national pig tail day or something cos its too fun. there's something about wearing pig tails that just makes a person happy i think. or maybe its the bad school girl aura or something but it rocks!

few things to note:
the hubs got a frame for the boys mona lisa and hung it in his room--he's incredibly happy.

the girl was pleased with the clothes i bought her yesterday, which is good cos she's at that stage where she's hard to buy clothes for.

on the way home yesterday the kids were talking about babies (the boy's 1st grade teacher had her's yesterday) and the girl made some comment about good thing it was a girl because when the boy was born his penis was on upside down. i said---uh, what are you talking about? she: you and daddy said his penis was upside down and they had to fix it. me: uh, no. he had to be circumcised. her: oh, yeah, like in the bible. the boy, meanwhile is pulling his pants down in the backseat to make sure everything is ok. boy: it looks fine to me.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

putting myself out there

as i said before, big t talked me into signing up to do this blog a day thing for the month of november. despite the fact that i've been out here in blog land for like two years now my visitors are pretty much the same crew, my adoring friends and family ; )

since i signed up last night my traffic is up. it's a bit freaky to say the least. i think knowing (for the most part) who my readers are it has shaped my posts and i've found a bit of a comfort zone in it. i know in the back of my head that anyone can read my blog since it's on the internet but i got lulled into the idea that nobody else was.

things have changed. i think this could be a good thing mostly. by the same token it's scary. what if my posts really are as boring as i think they've become? what if people don't like my blog? i know, insecurity rears its ugly head but i think all creative brains have these thoughts right?

the hubs keeps telling me i should get back to writing a book. i've started so many and honestly haven't thought about my real writing for a long time. it petrifies me to be honest. i do not know how to write a book without exposing myself. i do not know how to build characters that are not obviously based on people i know. damn i wish stephen king would be my friend and tell me how the fuck to get started : )

buckle your seat belts boys and girls, november could be a bumpy blog ride.

Monday, October 29, 2007

sensitivity training

tonight's thought provoking theory is about nipple sensitivity.

how sensitive are nipples and, for women, does it depend on age, whether you've given birth and whether you breast fed?

it's a highly personal issue but aren't you curious?

suggestions please

big t ran across a blog-a-thon and has thrown down the gauntlet. she's challenging me to blog once a day for the whole month of november. not that hard i'm thinking since i pretty much do that anyway right?

however, i feel like my blogs are loosing their oomph, not that exciting, seems like it's just me rambling about my family. so, come one come all--throw out some titles/topics/thoughts you'd like me to blog about. obscure, taboo, esoteric, literary, common, uncommon, you name it. you can suggest titles and see where i go with them or topics and see what i come up with. of course i'll throw my own stuff in there too, but this could be fun.

scents and sensuality

in the grocery store this weekend i smelled polo, the men's cologne. it immediately whisked me back to college. i don't know when polo came out but it seems every guy in the late 80s was wearing it. it's a strong cologne but at the same time sexy. however, i've never bought it for the hubs cos then all the other 80s girls would be after him : ) although polo always triggers memories i really prefer when the hubs wears cologne that you get a slight whiff of that makes you want to nuzzle into his neck for more. that's a good cologne.

when i smell red door or white shoulders i think of one of my aunt's and my mom. love's baby soft was my first perfume.

i don't know that i have a signature scent but i think it would be cool to have one.

sensuality--sexual healing by marvin gaye. that's actually what prompted me to blog now because i was working and that song came on pandora and totally got into my head. how can you hear that song and not want to.....fill in the blank.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

it's great to be 8

that's what the boy said today : ) he was born at 11:29 am 8 years ago. i think he enjoyed his day. he had the option of having a skating party but opted for a family party at home. he wanted a homemade cake (which he wanted to decorate mostly himself--he drew a power ranger on it) and just a laid back time. he made his own pin the tail on the donkey game and he and the girl made a birthday banner.

he loved all of his gifts, but as i suspected he was totally blown away with the mona lisa poster we got him. i swear i could have cried; he was so surprised and excited by that.

yesterday the nephew's bday was at a place called pump it up. giant inflatables--slide, boxing ring, trampoline room, obstacle course. i had a crick in my neck/back before we got there, which still hasn't gone away, but even i had fun on that stuff. of course it made me feel a million years old, but it was fun. the boxing consists of the over sized, giant padded gloves. i boxed the hubs, my bro, the girl and the boy : ) we did the obstacle course and the slide and everything. i have a bit of a rubber burn on my elbow though : )

the sil is starting to show a bit : ) i'm so excited to find out what she's having. i know she wants a boy so she can use some of the things she already has but i so hope it's a girl. i had a dream last night that someone around me had a girl, i was holding her. so we'll see. my baby dreams typically come true ; )

family stuff: my mom seemed normal this weekend. i think my sister, who's found religion and is going to church regularly now, was a bit put out when the girl said she was going to be the angel of death for halloween. my grandma the hermit came to both boy's birthday parties. i have to give the hubs credit because he always makes it a point to carry on a conversation with her, seek her out, ask questions, seem interested despite the fact that she has the exact same conversations every time you see her and they're always of things that happened 20 + years ago. i've only heard the story about she and my paw-paw taking me to get a coat when i was 2 years old and how i threw a fit and wouldn't try on one more coat about a million times.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

i scored, smoking and ee cummings

the redesign went through without a major hitch : ) i'm so relieved. i was up until like 3 a.m. the night before worrying about that (well, that and the fact that i really am petrified about turning into my mom, but that's another post). of course there are a few minor things that need tweaked, which i totally expected. one thing i found interesting and am thankful for is that the queen of evil is out of the office right now for an extended period of time and the big boss didn't mention her once. i was worried he wouldn't let us move forward without her blessing.

of course, this may come back to bite me on the ass later and result in comments and badness from her, but it really was not intentional. i didn't even realize she was out of the office.

afterwards, talking to big t, she reminded me that she told me i'd do well, just like she does anytime i have something big and stressful going on at work. she's always so supportive : )

i think one of my big hopes with this redesign is that i'll get more excited about my work.

other stuff:
today is my nephew's birthday and tomorrow is the boy's. i can't believe how fast they've grown.

we're trying to quit smoking. not cold turkey, but trying to quit. the hubs was given a mandate by his doctor to do so, i need to do it just because i need to do it. a few people at work also are trying to quit so looking at the bigger picture it is a good time to try to quit since everyone else is. however, it's really not that easy.

i think i've posted this poem before, back when i was digging around for something for donut's wedding. however, in the last week i've heard this poem twice and the other side of my brain can't help thinking it's for a reason, though i haven't discovered the reason yet. the poem is read in in her shoes (which gp had told me about) but it's also in candy, a strange but intriguing film (you know it's a film because it's different from a movie) i watched when i was up until 3 a.m. heath ledger read it to his girlfriend in bed after they made love.

i carry your heart with me

i carry your heart with me(i carry it inmy heart)
i am never without it
(anywhere i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear no fate
(for you are my fate,my sweet)
i want no world
(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)
ee cummings

i'm not saying i LOOK for signs of stuff, but find it odd that i've heard this poem twice this week. i've also heard two songs from the sugar hill gang on the radio this week, an instant reminder of my cousin. you just don't hear the sugar hill gang on the radio much cos the songs are long and about 30 years old.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

health care, selling out and lentil soup

health care
what is the answer to better health care? i'm so disgusted with insurance companies and companies in general.

i feel like john cusack/lloyd dobler in say anything---"I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don't want to do that."

we're signing up for our "new" health insurance at work this week and frankly it sucks. deductibles, which we didn't have before, higher premiums, higher co-pays, blah blah blah. i went to get my allergy medicine refilled--they don't cover it anymore.

on the bright side i did get my thyroid checked and it's fine. nothing chemically wrong with me. i guess i'm just getting old : )

selling out
at work lately i sort of feel like i'm selling out because i'm not putting up more of a fight for things i don't agree with. why is it in journalism the journalists are brainwashed starting in college about the sanctity of church and state and are taught that advertising is the necessary evil but sales people/publishers are not and they are always the ones that wield the power? i can disagree all i want about things but the simple fact is money talks and everything else is irrelevant.

i have to give a presentation tomorrow about why redesigning the book is a good idea. thankfully i've been thinking about this all year and already paid to have it redesigned (thank you sweet t). she did a great job. my job now is to convince the powers that be that there are good reasons to do this aside from the fact that the current design is incredibly outdated, clunky and hideous.

i don't think i belong in the magazine business.

lentil soup
the hubs and i went to carrabbas for our anniversary dinner. we'd never been there; we loved it. the food was wonderful. the hubs had lentil soup and tonight he made some for dinner. wow. it was really good, though i think he's going to tweak it and make it better. i like the fact that he loves to cook and when he tries something new he tries to make it at home. he's so cool like that.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

horrible daughter

you know it's not going to be a good day when you get to work and your youngest sibling has left you a voicemail in a teary voice.

i sort of knew what the call was going to be about because i called my mom at work yesterday and she was home sick. i don't often call my folks, maybe once a week if that. i called her at home, no answer. i called later in the afternoon---oops, dad and jim beam were home so for 30 minutes he went on and on about how mom is depressed and she did this at the same time last year.

for those of you close to your parents or who have semi-normal relationships with your parents you will no doubt see me as being quite a bitchy, horrible daughter and i do feel bad but i got over it years ago.

so i called my sibling back, i'm a glutton for punishment.

her: hey (in a whiney voice) mom's probably going to be mad about this but i just thought i should let you and bro know, she's really depressed.
me: yeah, i talked to dad yesterday and he mentioned that.
her: but it's really bad. the house is a wreck.
me: uh, the house is always a wreck.
her: yeah, but it's worse. she slept all day saturday and didn't go to work monday or tuesday. she went to the doctor.
me: yeah, i know. what did the doc say?
her: they're giving her some more medicine.
me: ok.
her: i just don't think she's going to be able to do thanksgiving. (my mom, knowing that her house needs like a year's worth of blood, sweat and tears put into it, has invited all of her siblings here for thanksgiving. mom has three bedrooms. she's invited like like 12 people)
me: hmm, well has she told them not to come?
her: no, but i don't think she's going to be able to do thanksgiving. (i'm thinking my sis thinks my bro and i should pony up and take over the turkey day event)
me: hmm, well, i guess if she doesn't get her shit together she's going to have to cancel it.
her: i just feel really bad for her. i think i'll call her sisters and let them know why she may not be answering their calls.
me: well, there's not really anything for us to do. unless they (our parents) want to change their lives and start doing that we can't do anything. they're adults.
her: i know, i just thought you and bro should know what's going on since you don't see the day to day stuff.
(we don't see the day to day stuff because we don't practically live at our parents' house and have them pick up the slack in taking care of our kids and paying our bills--sorry, did i say that out loud?).

ok, sorry to immerse you in the family drama but i sometimes wish i lived far far away--except from my bro and sil and nephew and little bun in the oven : ) (they find out the week before thanksgiving what we're having.) i'm so freaking excited!!!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

weekend of firsts

hey there. how are you? good weekend? ours was pretty good. yesterday we carved our four pumpkins. i took pics and hope to get them on the blog but am too lazy right this minute to do so. this is the first year we had a white pumpkin. it looks pretty cool : ) i love carving pumpkins. the girl and i roasted and ate the seeds--the boys don't like them.

today i had an eye opener. if you haven't watched the movie click with adam sandler, watch it. omg. it was one of those smack you in the face wake up call movies, well, at least it was for me. i missed the first part but apparently he, adam, gets a remote control for life that lets you fast forward through the moments you don't necessarily like. i was bawling by the end of the movie. folks, even when life sucks, even when there are moments you'd rather not go through, we all need to learn to live each day importantly.

after that we went to starbucks---pumpkin spice latte for me : ). it was the first time the hubs and the kids have been to starbucks. omg can you believe it? wow. i don't even know what to say about that.

another first, this afternoon the kids and i painted our front door. my bro will understand this cos it's something our dad did when we were growing up, and my bro does at his house for christmas. we painted a pumpkin person on the glass of our front screen door. i can see you may be confused. i'll take a pic and try to post that this week too.

we had fajitas for dinner--first time we've made them at our house. i know, you're thinking what kind of rock do we live under, but we'd just never made them. obviously we've eaten them but not made them. the kids of course didn't really like them. i thought they were tasty.

other movies we saw this weekend: happy feet. gotta love it for two reasons, no three, first, penguins, hello what's not to like? second, dancing, penguins dancing; three robin williams. i really think even when he's in a suck ass movie he's hysterical. plus it had a good message of you don't have to be like everyone else in the rookery to be good; be yourself and be true to yourself.

lots of alfred hitchcock movies on this weekend. you know how you've seen snippets of movies and they're such classics you just assume you've seen the whole thing? well, i had never seen all of the birds and psycho. wow. i'm impressed. they really are good good movies. i liked them both. i'd seen bits and pieces of both but hadn't sat down and watched them all the way through. i had no idea. i find it interesting though that the women in these two films were not only headstrong but a bit arrogant to boot. not always the most clever women, but interesting characters nonetheless.

presidential debates on now. i guess i should be a good citizen and watch but omg those things make me sick. why can't they do it like vinnick and santos did on tww (the west wing) and just drop the rules and actually have a real debate without rhetoric. i hate fucking politics and politicians.

the hubs is making jerky tonight, omg the house smells so good.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

a girl named lori

if it weren't for a girl named lori introducing us 25 years ago the hubs and i would not be married today. surely we would have met, we lived in the same neighborhood, it was bound to happen, but i think the way we met started the ripple in the pool. had i not been a smart ass and he not been arrogant (wait, we're still like that!) it never would have gotten off the ground.

this is one of our songs. after 25 years of being together we have a lot of songs : )

i won't get all mushy and gush today, but suffice it to say i'm very lucky.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

a better day

yes, much, much better day today. the coin flipped and the other side of my bi-polar nature kicked in : ) nah, just a better day. some hubby tlc, friends being friends and i went to the eye doc.

apparently mine eyes are spoiled by accuvue. it's the only brand i can wear. who knew? when i went to the eye doc this morning i told him this pair also sucked like the other 20 pair i've tried. they dry my eyes out, i look like i'm on crack and they're uncomfortable. he said he could put me on a moisture therapy drug (get your minds out of the gutter), put collagen (followed by silicon) stents in my tear ducts or i could go to glasses full time. i remain adamant about not wanting to wear glasses 24/7. i told him what about my old contacts? they felt fine i just couldn't see out of them. so, back to accuvues, different strength. i walked out and drove back to work feeling like i had new eyes. i could see so clearly, they felt great (cos i couldn't feel them at all) and life was good. that is until i sat at my desk and the computer screen was blurry. i knew i'd have to wear reading glasses but i didn't realize it would be that bad. so we'll see. i'll try the granny glasses tomorrow and take it from there.

i also have an appt. later this week and i'm going to have my thyroid checked.

i'm trying to make arrangements for the boy's upcoming 8th birthday. my baby, sniff sniff, will be 8 on october 28. i can't believe it. why did birthday parties get to be about skating and video arcades instead of cake and ice cream at home??

how many of you know what jit is? or git? i don't know how to spell it. it is a synonym of jism, cum, ejaculate. not my word you understand, it's a hub's word. i asked a few people today and they'd never heard of it. is this a made up word?

my "employee" gave me flowers for boss's day today. how incredibly sweet : )

Monday, October 15, 2007

the funk

in a bit of a funk today. why you may ask? let me count the ways:

1. i'm over my job, have been for awhile. i'm not very motivated (obviously) and it doesn't help that benefits are changing and we're in a financial slump. not that uplifting at all.

2. i am putting off going back to the eye doctor because i'm afraid he'll tell me the last resort is full time glasses. i saw a picture of myself in glasses recently, it's not a pretty sight. the contacts i have now are not cutting it at all, my eyes feel like the Sahara desert and by the end of the day i look stoned (and sadly am not).

3. i'm tired all the time and i'm afraid to find out if there's something really wrong with me. of course if there's not something wrong then i'm just lazy and that's not good either.

4. i'm not inspired creatively at this juncture.

so to make things right i need a new job, some vitamins or a drug, new eyes, some chocolate (cos that always makes things better) and a vacation. is that too much to ask?? oh and the hubs a new job too cos his sucks as bad as mine.

board games

i saw a commercial this weekend for a new version of monopoly. the damn thing uses debit cards instead of money! wtf? really? who didn't learn how to count and handle money by playing monopoly? omg this pisses me off. the hubs and i were talking about it and he said before you know it books will be obsolete, people will read everything electronically. god i hope not, i love books.

i realize eventually we'll probably be a cashless society (heck, i'm usually cashless now) but do we really not want the next generation of kids to know how to handle money?

speaking of board games, these are a few of my faves: scrabble (#1 in my book and i rarely get to play), scattergories, catch phrase, risk (though i never have totally conquered the world) and Yahtzee.

since people were squeamish about taking the poll on the number of o's per week (btw, i can't tell who votes how, just so you know all of that is totally anonymous) i've changed it up. sweet t said the polls were following a certain theme and just so you don't think that's all that's on my mind, because in reality it's not, i'll try steering away from the more tmi poll questions.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

weekend update

friday night we rented a movie, kids' picked it. nacho libre. do not rent or watch this film. i like jack black but this was hideous. omg i can't even believe how bad it was.

saturday afternoon we went to my bro/sil for my sil's 30th, yes, 30th! birthday : ) it was good to hang out with them because we hadn't seen them for so long it seems. the rest of the family was there as well and, true to form, my mom gave my sil some dark chocolate candy as part of her present. my sil doesn't like dark chocolate but for some reason my mom thinks she does so every occasion she can think of she gives it to her. i almost laughed out loud when she opened it. i literally crashed when we got home around 9 and slept until 9 today.

i'm beginning to think either age is catching up with me or i really do have something wrong. i'm making a doc appt (take note sweet t) cos i think i have a thyroid problem.

today we went to the farmer's market to get our pumpkins, puttered around the house, took a nap and went to look at a truck.

the hubs has been wanting a truck for a million years. not a new truck, not a fancy truck, but a project truck and one that runs well enough to haul stuff. i think he's found the one he wants. happy anniversary hubby! : )

Friday, October 12, 2007

Nothing Compares 2 U

working and listening to and this song came up. omg--instant time travel back to college and living in an apartment off campus. i wore this tape (not CD, tape) out! the whole album is wonderful--will have to dig the CD out this weekend now. prince wrote this particular song, so of course i totally love it. but her voice is so haunting and it totally spoke to me (as do all songs at a certain time) during that time of my life. wow. ok, field trip's over, back to work.

Sinead O'Connor
Nothing Compares 2 U

It's been seven hours and fifteen days
Since you took your love away
I go out every night and sleep all day
Since you took your love away
Since you been gone I can do whatever I want
I can see whomever I choose
I can eat my dinner in a fancy restaurant
But nothing
I said nothing can take away these blues
`Cause nothing compares
Nothing compares to you
It's been so lonely without you here
Like a bird without a song
Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling
Tell me baby where did I go wrong
I could put my arms around every boy I see
But they'd only remind me of you
I went to the doctor n'guess what he told me
Guess what he told me
He said girl u better try to have fun
No matter what you'll do
But he's a fool
`Cause nothing compares
Nothing compares to you
all the flowers that you planted, mama
In the back yard
All died when you went away
I know that living with you baby was sometimes hard
But I'm willing to give it another try
Nothing compares
Nothing compares to you
Nothing compares
Nothing compares to you
Nothing compares
Nothing compares to you

Thursday, October 11, 2007


the new poll is up. enjoy. if you have suggestions for poll questions please submit them anytime. it's actually harder to come up with questions than i thought.

results from the last poll were about half the people preferred being on top and each of the other positions got one vote each.

the breakup

the girl has broken up with the shrimp again. this time she says it's because he was abusing his power. he's a hall monitor and apparently he was "throwing his weight around." ah, napoleonic complex.

today at lunch he was cutting in line and pushing people, so he could stand near her in line, and when they sat down she told him he shouldn't be so mean to people. he said he could be mean if he wanted to. she said, you know, you're a nice guy and all but we're through. then he opened his mouth (full of food). he then said he knew she never liked him. she said, you got that right. then something else was said, still haven't gotten the full story, so she called him a jerk, loser and a wienie. egad do i really have like 8 more years of this to deal with?

i tried to explain to her that even if she doesn't like him anymore and doesn't want to be his girlfriend she should still be nice when she's breaking up with him because some day she could be on the other side of that. she said she was still mad because last year when they broke up he started dating someone else two weeks later and she just didn't understand how he could do that so fast.

can we say drama queen? i feel for her, i really do, but i don't know what to tell her.

another man i love

Stephen King.

ah, my literary love. back in my formative years i devoured stephen king books. i read him before he was cool. well, hell, the literary world/critics have never given him his due but i was reading him before he was really mainstream.

that man can twist your brain and manipulate your emotions so exquisitely it's almost orgasmic. sure, he's nothing to look at, but you have to love a mind like that.

here's what got me to thinking about him today. his short stories are sheer genius. i would love to be friends with him. learn how to write from him, not that i think you can actually learn how to write, you just do it. but he would be a kick ass mentor.

non sequitors:
coupla good things today--first, omg i'm so in love with this weather. it's marshmallow roasting, bonfire building, snuggling up cuddling up, crisp, soup eating, leaf raking, jacket wearing, almost halloweening FALL : )

second--i finally had the talk with my co-worker/employee that i've been dreading and putting off for weeks. i'm sort of her boss (when it's convenient to the company) and my boss wasn't happy w/ things. i suck as a boss/manager and never know how to handle things, mainly because i think like an employee not a boss and hate office bullshit. anyway, it's all good.

oh, for those wondering---the answer to the trivia question (as GP pointed out in the comment section) is danny ocean. yummy

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

8 turn ons for men

Ok, I stole this from Yahoo. yes, it's the middle of the day and i'm blogging. i do not want to be at work. my friend guinnea pig got a new job and i'm incredibly jealous.

so this is what a yahoo writer says are the turn ons for men--here are the highlights but click the link if you want the full story. oh, i've added my thoughts naturally.

1. Standing Tall---ok, yes, good posture--i get that one and appreciate it in men as well.
Don't get me wrong: it's not that we want a woman who can balance a beer tray on her head. It's what good posture says about her.

2. True Grit----bite me. talk true grit to me after you've had a kid or two or suffered through periods for the majority of your life.
Men know that women cry. Men know that women can get hurt. Men want to be there to help whenever they do. But there's something insanely attractive about women who can bite their lips, buck up, and grit out some of life's twists, turns, sprains, and pains.

3. Baseball Caps---really? i look retarded in hats. is this really a turn on?
When we were growing up, we used them to show our team allegiances. In college, we used them to hide bed head. Past the age of 30, we mainly wear them to cover our bald spots. But no matter what team we root for, we like a baseball cap the most when it's worn by a woman. The look sends all kinds of messages about the kind of woman she is: sporty, strong, comfortable kicking back, Sox fan.

4. Software Savvy---again, really? how often do men ask you what type of software you use?
Maybe it's a giant sexual metaphor, but women like men who know hardware, and men like women who know software. Show a guy a woman who knows her way around systems, networks, and connections, and he'll be dazzled by her smarts - and appreciate her talents.

5. Sexy Shampoo---i get this, i like this as well. partially wet hair is sexy too.
Men typically are stereotyped as needing visual cues to feel attraction. While it's true that men need their share of eye candy, they also are mightily turned on by the olfactory sweets, as well. Perfume and body lotion are nice and all, but the smell of her freshly washed hair that's nestled up under the chin on a Sunday morning is a reminder of all that's good about relationships.

6. Understated Underwear---this surprises me, but i get it. i like boxers on guys better too.
Slinky and small lingerie works for anniversaries, birthday surprises, honeymoons, and other seduce-me moments. But the look that makes men feel both comfortable and excited is when she's wearing boxers (waistband rolled) and a thin-as-can-be T-shirt that's neither too tight nor too big. Call it supreme sexiness in the understated.

7. Dirt and Sweat---really? hmm. ok, yes i sort of get this one. if you've both been working in the yard sometimes down and dirty sex is good.
Of course, men like to see their women dolled up for a night out. But many men appreciate the exact opposite: The woman who hikes, bikes, mows the lawn, hacks trees and branches, and otherwise pulls her weight. Seeing the dirt, mud, sweat, and occasional road rash is something that stokes our primal side.

8. A Few "Duh" Moments--sorry, stupidity is never attractive on anyone.
But there's a small part of a man's brain that wants her to have an occasional dollop of ditziness. Why? Because if she can show that she may not know everything, it reinforces something deep inside a man that he's needed, that he's trusted, that he can be there to help.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

geez laweeze

ok, i got to looking through my blog (i'm supposed to be doing bills right now) and am waxing sentimental about some of my posts. sniff sniff. (i'm as bad as the boy who's been lately been watching home videos of when he was a baby).

so because of this, you must suffer. these are some of my fave posts : )

Where I'm From

good things

I'm Calling Him Bubba Ass

Things You Might Not Know about Me

What about my balls?

Our Familiar things

la petit morte

hell, there are more but i really am going to pay bills now.

i was wrong

my blogaversary was in july, the 7th in 2005. i know this is purely narcissistic but sometimes i get off on going back and reading this from the beginning. i've spilled a lot on these pages. Big T and GP and Keri were my first commenters : ) how kewl.

so, another anniversary is coming up. october 17 the hubs and i will be married 15 years. i know right, hard to believe huh? things like this make me nervous because you want to commemorate or celebrate the day in a big way cos it's a big thing but giftwise i never know what to get. i want to do something extra special, especially in light of the awesome birthday celebration he gave me.

myriad stuff

i took the boy to the doctor today. diagnosis? allergy asthma. the doc, who's seen both kids since they were babies (when the girl was really sick and in the doc's office twice a week for blood work), asked the boy how his sister was. the boy said, well, i don't really pay attention to her that much. the doc laughed and said, i expected you to say something like that. then he asked, well, does she still live in the same house as you. the boy said, sadly, yes. gotta love siblings.

recently i bought the girl "bras." these are a step up from the training t-shirt like thing she was wearing, these are more like bikini tops. she wanted the full fledged padded versions but i put my foot down. she needs something, only because she is starting to blossom a bit, but not padded. anyway, last night i noticed she was wearing one with her pajamas. when i asked her about it she said, you mean i don't have to wear it all the time? i said, uh, no. funny how i just took for granted that she'd know to change it when she changed clothes. oy vey.

as i'm sitting at work today trudging through emails and trying to get motivated to do something spectacular i came up with a list.

this is my list of jobs my husband could not have:
Penthouse photographer
plastic surgeon
porn star
animal shelter worker/vet (cos he'd bring them all home)

words/phrases i dislike:
super cute--usually used by young or immature girls when they describe things--brittney, i saw this super cute skirt that would look great on you. or amber that purse is super cute. gag, makes me want to hurl.

Sunday, October 7, 2007


think about it---columbus day should be national fuck up day. here was a guy paid by a queen to find a trade route to asia and he got lost and found us instead. he fucked up. we're celebrating failure. no wonder the country is so fucked up. it was destiny.

also, i think i have a fear of oceans. the thought of being in a submarine underwater terrifies me. the thought of being on a boat out in the middle of the ocean terrifies me. i like beaches but not oceans. it makes me think of drowning and that and suffocation are like my nightmare ways to die. plus you can't see what's in the water.

pop quiz: what movie character did both george clooney and frank sinatra play?

in the news

Utterly disturbing:
Love blooms in Wal-Mart aisle
Melting ice pack displaces Alaska walrus

Good things:
'National Telework Week' Gets A Show Of Congressional Support
Hashish "spacecakes" become chicken-friendly

Friday, October 5, 2007


the boy is enamored with the mona lisa. the other night he said his dream in life is to see it. so i was online today (home sick with the girl) looking for a mona lisa poster. in doing so i ran across these, some old friends that i love, others newer (to me) works that i like.

historically i've been an impressionist lover, mainly because my art teacher in high school, huge influence on my life, turned me on to them. however i've since discovered these.

klimt's the kiss---lovely.

almond branches in bloom--van gogh, one of my faves but his isn't his typical look, i think that's why i'm drawn to it.

then there is magritte and Hokusai Katsushika. i don't even know what it is about their work but i find it interesting.

Thursday, October 4, 2007


ok, pepto is out (though i like the idea of it celebrating breast cancer awareness). too pinky girly for me too. damn i wish i could design blog pages. anyway, i changed the template and added a poll on the left. : )

polls are cool.

few updates.

i have my car back and am much poorer for it.

the girl is eerily becoming more and more like me. friday she broke up with the shrimp. she likes the idea of having a boyfriend more than the boy. this week they got back together. oy vey it's going to be a long next 10 years with her. there's no denying she's mine---she's fickle, moody and obsessive.

sunday when we went clothes shopping instead of trying on jeans to find some that fit she got stretchy pants like she wore last year because she didn't want to try the jeans on.

re: work. one thing that drew my attention this week. when you're in a work, social situation you can pretty much tell who considers themselves "above" you in the social stratusphere by whether they approach you or you are expected to approach them. people who think they are very high up the ladder expect people to come to them. i hate shit like that.

thanks to Sweet T, GP and SIL for weighing in on the pink theme. i too thought it was over the top but there isn't a lot to choose from. perhaps it's time for me to start thinking of moving the blog to a new location, one with more graphic options. plus, i need to figure out how to save this so i have a copy somewhere. hmmm, something to ponder.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

a horse of a different color

so, what do you think? seeing as how it's coming up on my two year blogaversary (i just made that word up) i thought i'd try something different. if i were really good i'd design my own blog, but since all i know how to do is change the blogger templates, i don't have a lot of choices.

i would totally get off on a really cool blog design though.

so, weigh in on your thoughts on the colors.

ok and secondly, i can't believe i've been blogging for almost two years. i need to figure out how to go back and save all of my old posts so i can keep them for posterity : )

to market to market

how do people stay excited about trade shows? how do they not get burnt out? from the sellers point of view ok i get it, they see dollar signs. from the buyers point of view i sort of get it, they need something new to sell. but from my point of view i'm over them. it's the same stuff pretty much, year after year.

what has amazed me this go around is the people i've run into from my former job who are still aglow with something i wrote about them like 3-4 years ago. they tell me how wonderful it is every time they see me. in a way it makes me feel good, but then it's like, uh, ok, that's like 4 years old now. it wasn't THAT great.

one woman today, who i see several times a year and she's always so complimentary and nice was asking about my family. when i told her my oldest was 10 she just sort of looked at me like, really? 10. i told her i was 39 and she couldn't believe it. not like those fake, no really you aren't that old, but she really could not believe i was 39. she said i had great skin. (perhaps she didn't look closely enough at the HUGE zit donut wished on me that's finally starting to go away.)

i don't normally have a zit problem, even during this time of the month, but damned if i didn't get the hugest one ever. donut said she wished it on me since i don't normally have them. thanks friend ; )

so i'm really tired lately. like falling asleep on the couch in the evenings tired. like today at 1:30 i couldn't believe i had about 4 more hours of work left tired. something my eye doctor (don't even ask about the fucking contacts, i think i'm going to give in and just wear glasses 24/7) said has stuck in the back of my mind. when he diagnosed my cataracts he asked if i had thyroid problems. not to my knowledge, but i don't know that i've ever had a test for it. he said one of the symptoms is being tired a lot. so of course in my fucked up head i think i have a thyroid problem. i think it's time for a yearly check up anyway soon so i'm going to have that checked.

maybe it's just the summer/work/travel catching up to me? i don't know. it really kicked my ass.

so, about seven voyeurs were reading today : ) i hope you enjoyed yourselves.