Friday, December 30, 2005
I blogged that AFTER all your phone calls... the sigh is because of the pain and annoyance you were causing. Sigh also because of all the things I wanted to say on MY BLOG... but I couldn't 'cause I knew you're were reading it now. I wanted to rail against the hurt you're causing. I was still trying to NOT cause you any more pain than is necessary.
Yes, I have what I wanted... not because I wanted my marriage to end... not because I craved a single life... but because I couldn't live any longer the way I was living... because I could NOT wake up anymore dreading what kind of mood I'd find you in.
I realized this morning while driving down the road, I don't RUSH anymore. I used to be in a rush because if I'd go somewhere (a store, for example) and do what I do... just roam around and enjoy myself... I'd have to then RUSH home because you'd be impatient or you'd be assuming I was doing something I shouldn't be doing.
In the last year, I tried to stop doing that... I tried to TAKE back the ME that I am... to do what makes me happy (sit at Starbucks just relaxing, for example) AND keep my marriage... but it didn't work. And so here I am, on my way to being single... even if it's not ultimately what I wanted it IS what I've chosen. Am I happy? Not yet... but I do feel that's where I'm headed. I am content...
Starting now... I will write what I want on MY BLOG. I'm taking that back too!
Thursday, December 29, 2005
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Let's see, I've introduced you to "T" (the skinny lil bitch), "Baby Gurl" & her hubby, "The Saint", "The Scholar" & his wife "J", "the Director" & his wife "the Stresser" and "the Smoldering Ember". And there's ME of course.
The nickname Booger is a Loooong story, I'll tell you sometime. "Hands" (T's Hubby) on the other... uh heh... hand, is fairly easy to understand. He's quite good at giving massages. And while we're on the subject of massage... here is my favorite massage therapist in the whole wide world:
Saturday, December 17, 2005
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
the laptop is finally here.... YES!
I feel like I really earned it considering the hoops I had to jump thru... but Dell came thru in the end... thank you Jason (the young man at Dell sales). I emailed and called that poor southern kid unmercifully. I'm sure when he heard "Jason... it's Peg... " he just cringed.
Monday, December 12, 2005
Friday, December 09, 2005
We left work early and opened late on Tuesday. On the way "home" Monday, I was driving really slow (I've played this game before, thank you) and damned if I didn't slide right off the friggin' road. I mean really slow and NO brakes, no way. But there I went. Luckily, it was a shallow ditch and I have a lot of clearance in my Xterra. I just backed right out and inched my way on down the road.
I'd like to see some more snow, at least enough to do this:
Calvin & Hobbes is Great!
Thursday, December 08, 2005
I just got out of the hot tub... Wow, I just love that thing. I really NEEDED it tonight. Was feeling a little ... out of sorts... you know how it is.
But the hot tub was just the thing. And it has jets in all the right places.
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Here's a great line from the book:
Reynaud in the last chapter,
"... There are layers of flavor like the bouquet of a fine wine, a slight bitterness, a richness like ground coffee; warmth brings the flavor to life, and it fills my nostrils, a taste succubus that has me moaning."
as did Lilith whence
a wish to invade your nights
Here's what I'm reading now:
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Okay, I think I've made up my mind. Here's what I'm thinking about... the Dell Inspiron 9300.
Pentium M 750
It comes with the CD-RW/DVD combo drive, McAfee, Works Suite, Quickbooks, etc.
& I want: the 17" True Life Wide Screen, a 100 Gb hard drive, WiFi, Bluetooth,
and just for kicks... the TV Tuner with remote.
Monday, November 28, 2005
Chocolat by Joanne Harris
A bit of a departure for me... but anything about Chocolate can't be bad!
FROM THE PUBLISHER
Illuminating Peter Mayle's South of France with a touch of Laura Esquivel's magic realism, Chocolat is a timeless novel of a straitlaced village's awakening to joy and sensuality.
In tiny Lansquenet, where nothing much has changed in a hundred years, beautiful newcomer Vianne Rocher and her exquisite chocolate shop arrive and instantly begin to play havoc with Lenten vows. Each box of luscious bonbons comes with a free gift: Vianne's uncanny perception of its buyer's private discontents and a clever, caring cure for them. Is she a witch? Soon the parish no longer cares, as it abandons itself to temptation, happiness, and a dramatic face-off between Easter solemnity and the pagan gaiety of a chocolate festival. Chocolat's every page offers a description of chocolate to melt in the mouths of chocoholics, francophiles, armchair gourmets, cookbook readers, and lovers of passion everywhere. It's a must for anyone who craves an escapist read, and is a bewitching gift for any holiday.
Thanksgiving was great, thanks! It was kinda nice wakin' up in the same place I was having my Thanksgiving dinner... no traveling! And I made the green bean casserole! Our family's Thanksgiving meal is pretty typical. Well, I guess I'm saying the "typical", "conventional" T-day meal includes: turkey, ham, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, pumpkin pie... etcetera etcetera...
Here's a question for the masses!
Is there a dish that is a part of your family's traditional Thanksgiving or Christmas meal that's ... let's say... unconventional? Hmmmm? Let's hear it!
Aside from turkey day, what have I been doing?? Not much, that's for sure.
The local "Ladies of Harley" (as well as a few of the fellas) have been volunteering their time at the local Harley-Davidson store providing free gift wrapping. I've been helping out, wrapping, hanging out with friends, etc. We started on "Black Friday" and will continue on the weekends until Christmas.
Friday, November 18, 2005
Sunday, November 13, 2005
OH, yeah... they are planning to go to (re-scheduled) Fantasy Fest in Key West in December so your's truly is house/puppy sitting again. YES!
I'm using "The Chef's" laptop right now... it's a Dell XPS and it's fantastic. I need a laptop/notebook computer and quite frankly, this one is WAY too expensive for me. So I'm asking the Brain Trust... that's all you folks out there... to give me some advice on what to buy.
- I need WiFi
- I would like to have as much ram as possible
- and I'd like a decent size harddrive.
- Oh, and I don't want to spend more than $2000.
- I prefer Dell but I'm not married to them.
Okay folks... can you give me some help here??
Monday, October 31, 2005
Saturday, October 29, 2005
I woke up with the beginnings of a sinus infection. So I've been overdosing myself with advil and pseudoephedrine. Worked all day on Friday feeling like... well, you know. My only consolation was my plan to drag my sick ass to "Jesse's" for my usual Friday evening of Karaoke. Which I did.
Now, let me back up a little. I have an editor... yes, that's right, I write a little safety column in a local Motorcycle Magazine. Anyway, I have asked my editor (we've only communicated via phone, email and chat) a couple of times to come to the bar and join the fun. I asked him online Thursday nite.
I must confess... Friday evening I was not at my best. With Sinus problems, drugs (legal ones... so far anyway) and the shot of tequila that someone just twisted my arm to drink... I wasn't thinking clearly. There were several people at the bar and my gang had a large table. All I really noticed was the loud, obnoxious drunk at the end of the bar... so I paid the bar area little mind. I sang a couple of songs (rough though the were... my throat and all...) and Melissa the Bartender comes over to me and says "there's a gentleman at the bar who would like to buy you a drink and asks if you'd join him there".
OKAY, okay! It doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure this one out does it?? But did I realize it was my EDITOR??? NO! I told her to politely tell the gentleman that I was on "drugs" and didn't need another beverage and "Thanks anyway". And I went about my business... I never really saw WHO the gentleman was until he left... and I thought to myself... OH GEE, I sure hope that wasn't Mr. Editor! Alas...
Let's hope he gives me another chance... I know I can be a lot more charming than THAT!
Faux Pas indeed!
Thursday, October 27, 2005
PEG, your most unique quality is that you're unusually Inspirational
You inspire others around you with your creative energy and thirst for new experiences. You are exceptionally curious and aren't afraid of learning new things — which is probably because you tend to focus on the potential positive outcome of any experience rather than dwelling on the potential negatives. You are a true explorer in the word. You want to understand and experience it all, and you're especially open to new feelings and ideas. Compared to others who are open, you are unusually accepting of your own and others feelings. Only 6.0% of
all test takers have this unique combination of personality strengths.
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Have you tried SUDOKU yet?
Wikipedia defines it as:
(Japanese: sūdoku), sometimes spelled Su Doku, is a logic-based placement puzzle, also known as Number Place in the United States. The aim of the canonical puzzle is to enter a numeral from 1 through 9 in each cell of a 9×9 grid made up of 3×3 subgrids (called "regions"), starting with various numerals given in some cells (the "givens"). Each row, column and region must contain only one instance of each numeral. Completing the puzzle requires patience and logical ability. Its grid layout is reminiscent of other newspaper puzzles like crosswords and chess problems. Although first published in 1979, Sudoku initially became popular in Japan in 1986 and attained international popularity in 2005.
Do a Google search on the word Sudoku and you will find LOTS of puzzles.
Monday, October 24, 2005
Thursday, October 20, 2005
As I've said, I'm house sitting while friends go to Key West for Fantasy Fest... and now that is delayed. DAMN!
I just can't win.
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
I still don't have internet access at "home" yet. Actually, I just dropped my pc off at the computer place... video issues. I've been logging on at work, at Fwed's, at W's... anyplace I can get my hands on a computer. At the moment, I'm writing this from Circuit City on one of their wireless laptops... I gotta get me one of these. Especially considering how much time I spend at Starbucks, Panera, public libraries, etc... If I did that, I wouldn't have to sign up for that EXPENSIVE satellite hookup out in Outer Bum Fuck Egypt! I'd just spend all my time in hot spots.
I DO feel I'm coming out of the fog and I plan to be here more often now.
T, "Hands", "The Chef" and W are heading to Key West in the next couple of days... WITHOUT ME! I can't believe I'm not going this year, but I'm house/dog sitting for W and "The Chef" so that will be nice... hmmmm hot tub, sauna, and internet access for 10 days. WooHoo! And solitude! Unless I can convince someone to visit... hehe. hmmm wonder who??
Oh, by the way... I'm sorry I had to put the text thingy on the comments, but the spam posts were driving me nuts. I hope this doesn't annoy any of you and I certainly hope you will still leave me comments!
Thanks for hanging around guys! I love you!
Now I think I'll go spend some $$ on myself... happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me...
did I mention it's my BIRTHDAY?!
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Werzie and I met when we were about... oh... 12 or 13 years old. We went to school together, spent tons of time together, GREW UP together. I was in her wedding (the first one anyway). I'd have been there when her children were born (I'm Auntie Peg!)... but they were born in Australia, for heaven's sake! Yup, she lives in OZ now, cool huh? Anyway, she has "spells" of being online. On for weeks then she disappears... she blamed it on her kids (haha). Some of you know where she's coming from... kids always wanting to be on the computer and you never get YOUR time. But now she has her own PC and no more excuses... Right Werzie???
Werzie got back online and read my many "Where are you?" emails and then she came here to check out the blog. She found out all about my latest trials and tribulations. And then she tracked me down. I'm so glad!
Love you girl!
Saturday, October 01, 2005
And the "For the Girls" post, hah! But, fellas... it's not for the faint of heart... be warned.
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
FROM THE PUBLISHER
When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West in L. Frank Baum's classic tale, we heard only her side of the story. But what about her arch-nemesis, the mysterious Witch? Where did she come from? How did she become so wicked? And what is the true nature of evil? Gregory Maguire creates a fantasy world so rich and vivid that we will never look at Oz the same way again. Wicked is about a land where animals talk and strive to be treated like first-class citizens, Munchkinlanders seek the comfort of middle-class stability, and the Tin Man becomes a victim of domestic violence. And then there is the little green-skinned girl named Elphaba, who will grow up to become the infamous Wicked Witch of the West, a smart, prickly, and misunderstood creature who challenges all our preconceived notions about the nature of good and evil.
Thursday, September 22, 2005
Satellite Imagery from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's website.
Rita is the 17th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, making this the fourth-busiest season since record-keeping started in 1851.
My Step-son lives in Ft. Lauderdale and I sent him an email to check on him. I just had to share his response with you (he cracks me up). They were lucky this time, it passed them by. I hope he doesn't mind my sharing!
I just woke up, thought I heard some noise overnight and I haven't been watching the news.
I actually drove to Miami International Airport last night to pick up a package and I thought "wow, I picked a good night and a good time, there's nobody here."
I did think the winds were a bit gusty, but that's normal around here sometimes. I just whizzed to the airport and back and there was no traffic, no parking problems, no crowds of people. I never had a trip to MIA so good...I just forgot to notice that there were also NO PLANES. They had already moved all the airplanes to other airports and there were none waiting on the tarmac, none lined up in the sky...I can be just clueless sometimes, but hey you do know I am a blonde, right?
So when I listened to my voicemail this morning, it was a friend from Miami and she said "Oh another hurricane...well, at least it's not as bad as last time."
To which I said to myself: "What HURRICANE?"
I need to get out of bed more often.
I am fine, just wonder where the two plastic Adirondack chairs that were sitting on my front porch are.
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
I've moved out...
*I've added about 15 miles to my commute... ONE WAY, in this time of VERY high gas prices... geez!
*I'm stressed out.
*I'm away from my PC (I haven't been able to move it yet, much less line up internet service where I'm staying).
*My bike is still in the garage... the garage where I'm NOT staying.
*I'm stressed out...
*I'm away from my beloved Akita doggie.
*My buddy Fwed is in Europe... come back Fwed, I need you!
*Did I mention I'm STRESSED OUT??
I will survive... no other choice really. And my friends are rallying around me... well, except for Fwed (no, not really... I'm just picking on you!)
The lovely T ("skinny bitch"), Baby Gurl, The Scholar, J, Pizza Girl (AKA the Smoldering Ember)... they are my life lines and I love you guys. Yep, I love you too Fwed..... NOW COME BACK HERE!
Thursday, September 15, 2005
Myrtle Beach was nice (yep, just nice). Ophelia was off the coast the whole time and that made for rough surf and breezy weather... but really nice temperatures.
This picture of Ophelia pretty much matches my life lately... pure turmoil.
I got back on Monday. Tuesday I had an appointment with a physiatrist. I have been having problems with my neck since my motorcycle accident in 2000. In the last year or so, the pain has gotten quite bad. The physiatrist gave me some injections. He said that for some people, the pain relief from the injections last months. For me it lasted a little over an hour... figures. They are also going to set me up with a physical therapist... joy.
Thursday, September 08, 2005
Well, a long weekend anyway... and Yes, In Myrtle Beach South Carolina!
I'm looking forward to it... but I'd had such plans. Well, suffice it to say MY PLANS TURNED TO SHIT! Sorry... but I was disappointed. you know, just a call from you would make me feel so much better... but you won't, will you?
NONE THE LESS, I'm headed to Myrtle Beach with my Goil Friends and I can't wait. So much so that I can't seem to go to sleep.
If I find an internet connection (that doesn't cost an arm and a leg) I'll stop by and drop you guys a line. Otherwise, I'll tell you all about it when I get back. TTFN...
do you still love me? L.Y.
Friday, September 02, 2005
Check out the
TOP TEN FAVORITE WORDS (NOT IN THE DICTIONARY) at
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and I certainly hope you don't get fahoodled by the schwack of cool words.
Ain't it just chizzy?
Function: noun Etymology: French néologisme, from ne- + log- + -isme -ism
1 : a new word, usage, or expression
2 : a meaningless word coined by a psychotic
- ne·ol·o·gis·tic /-"ä-l&-'jis-tik/ adjective
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
And it is causing me tons of stress. My emotions are swinging wildly, but I'm hanging on. My friends are a Godsend!
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Monday, August 22, 2005
|You Are 50% Weird|
Normal enough to know that you're weird...
But too damn weird to do anything about it!
Well, I don't know how accurate this can be with only 4 questions... but what the hey!
|Your Blogging Type is Zany and Charming|
But you're not all fluff - in fact, you're far from it.
Your blog is full of interesting ideas and fun finds.
You're a fascinating person, and it shows through on your blog.
Sunday, August 21, 2005
Saturday, August 20, 2005
Years before the digital camera, I took a Photography class. You know... where you actually learn about apertures and exposures! Wow... who does THAT anymore? I did my photo essay on a nearby Famous cemetary. The Crepe Myrtles were blooming and the slides were great... AND it earned me an A. I need to find those slides and convert to photos (I even have the attachment for the scanner to scan transparent slides). Maybe then I'll post them here and I'll be able to hold my head high in the company of you TALENTED folks. Maybe...
Here's a photo I took a while back with the digital (I'm still a purist... I don't think the digitals have the magic of 35mm).
I'm back to Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta series.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was terrific! Like book 5 (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), it ended with circumstances I was not particularly happy about... but it IS magic after all... I'm hoping things will turn out in the end. It is a MUST-READ!
If you haven't clicked on the Paperback Swap link on the left, you should. I'm having a great time with it. I've posted more than 250 books, I've already mailed out 12 that have been requested by fellow members. I've ordered 4 books (FREE) and they've all arrived safe and sound. For every book I send out I get a point... books cost 1 point. SO... I get a book for the cost of postage (about $1.42). Now that's a deal! They even make it ultra-simple to mail the books... you just click to print a mailing wrapper with the recipient's mailing address and bar code... so cool!
Thanks to Lady Calliah for telling me about paperback swap!
I bought the Tao XM2Go portable unit from Satellite Radio Superstore... it's so cool.
(I'm such a geek)
I had to work today... so I'm sittin' here listening to XM and guess what! Channel 6 (60s) has "Planet of the Monkees". That's right, all Monkees... ALL DAY! WooHoo! What a blast... HEY, I SAID I was a geek!
Monday, August 15, 2005
Friday, August 12, 2005
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Thursday, August 04, 2005
Monday, August 01, 2005
One of the station's most popular personalities occasionally reported weather as a secondary assignment. His primary job was host for daily cartoon and science programs aimed toward seven to twelve year-olds. Sailor Bob was a skilled cartoonist who embellished his cloud charts
with assorted characters that displayed smiling or sad faces depending on conditions outdoors. No suitable weather seer was on the staff around the time of transition to WWBT management
I was crazy about this guy. Would have married him in a minute (if I hadn't been seven).
His real name is Bob Griggs. And from what I hear, he's still around. In 1994 he was President of Southside Builders Supply in Richmond and now he's retired.
We had a picture of me sitting on his lap at the State Fair of Virginia... but my mom is even more disorganized than I am... so who knows if I'll ever see it again.
Sailor Bob Haiku:
Married couple seeks young people willing to pretend to be our children. We have no kids of our own to abuse and would love to abuse you! Emotional, physical, sexual, we love it all. You must be willing to wear Bo Peep or Sailor Bob costume. Respond to Box 8743 c/o this paper.
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Sunday, July 24, 2005
Another port in a storm for me.
She's there when I need her... no fan-fare, no fireworks... just calm, quiet solace.
a good hug's the thing
how joyous, how rapturous