Sunday, October 31, 2004

Happy Halloween

Well who would have guessed Oct 31 would have made it here so quickly.

So in honor of this Spooky Day, I bring you:

10 Things That Scare Me

10. Justin Hayward's hair in the Nights In White Satin video

(I know I've mentioned that before..but crikey..that's some scary hair!)

09. Atkin's Dieters

08. Marie Hayward

(The lady in the white shirt...EWWWW)

07.Men who wear their sunglasses around their necks

(I'm sure if he'd take them off, I'd be less scared)

06. Michael Flatley and anyone that takes Riverdancing too seriously

05.Heather Mills-McCartney

04. Paris Hilton

03. Parking in the South Side of wait..Parking in Pittsburgh..along with the cost.

02. Heights

01. The President of the USA

Happy Halloween!

Don't sit out in the pumpkin patch too long

Saturday, October 30, 2004

It's My Life

Some people do those 100 things about me posts. I did one a year or so ago, but in a year my life, as does everyone's, changes. Things I liked then, I may not like now or with the same intensity.

So instead of reliving that long drawnout, and probably boring idea, (Stop cheering, that's rude) I'm going to give you 10 things about me and my life. I promise I'll leave out the obvious, like my love of music and the bands I adore, because even those of you just wandering by have to have that figured out.

01. I'm currently working on a novel. (No, I'm not a Nano participant) The novel is 160 pages and I'm getting near to the halfway point I think.

02. In the last two years I've been unemployed more than employed thanks to a really freaky yet entertaining job I have. (or do I?)

03. Reading is one of my favorite past times and I have nearly as large of a collection of books as I do CDs.

04. Simple things seen through the lens of my camera are often the most beautiful, and I enjoy finding those beautiful things.

05. The Atlantic City Boardwalk is the place I would much rather be.

06. I'm not a morning person, but my eyes almost always pop open at 6:30 a.m.

07. Driving in the city of Pittsburgh doesn't bother me.

08. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and it's proved to be the most useless piece of paper I've ever acquired.

09. I prefer to be alone than with a group of people, even if those people are friends.

10. Foamy is my lord and master. No, not really, but he's the one cartoon that can always make me laugh.

Friday, October 29, 2004

It's Raining Again & Again

Ok, I've been known to say "The sun doesn't shine in Pittsburgh," but I didn't really mean it, but now I do.

Ladies and gentlemen, republicans and democrats, animals vegetables and minerals, we've entered monsoon season here in southwestern PA.

I had wonderful plans for today. The gift card that I mentioned in a previous post was in my purse and ready for a lovely afternoon of shopping at the Waterfront and taking some pictures.

Did I do any of that?

Hell no!

Why you ask?

Because after a few minutes of blissful sunshine this morning, in comes the monsoon.


I managed to get out long enough to pay the one bill that needed paying and grab some dinner with my nephew, who needs to get out of the house as much as I do, before the real rain started.

How bad was it?

Remember Ivan? You know that nasty hurricane that managed to cause flooding in PA? Yeah that kind of rain. Thirty minutes of blinding rain. Yay!

Glad I didn't cave and drive to the Waterfront when the sun was out.

For those of you unfamiliar with Pittsburgh, the Waterfront is an outdoor shopping complex, and on Fridays and really through the weekends, its crazy busy. That means you park a mile and a half away from the shops, which would not be at all fun in the rain.

It's in a really beautiful spot for pictures too, and I haven't had the opportunity to photograph anything other than my cats (oh yay, feel the excitement) and my nephew dressed up for Halloween. I was really hoping to be able to get some pictures today, but alas, that was not to be.

Maybe some day the sun will come out and shine on our lovely area. Maybe I'll be able to use that damn gift card and buy that Julia Fordham CD I really want. Maybe I'll be able to take some pictures to post on my photoblog. Ok, and maybe donkeys will fly too.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Turn Me On --- Turn Me Off

The great thing about reading many many many blogs a day (unemployment sucks) is that you find inspiration in the weirdest places. One of the blogs I read listed things that turned the writer off and things that turned the writer on.

Good idea, thought I. Very good idea.

Why not tell all my illustrious readers what turns me on and off?

So allow me to share mine with you.

Turn Offs

01. People that try to shove their religious and political views down my throat.

02. The grunge look. For crying out loud, try to look like you bathed or washed your hair.

03. Multiple tattoos. I realize that most people that get one get many. And I don't object to people having them, they just don't really do much for me, unless of course, you're Johnny Depp, in which case, I'll make an exception

04. Excess Vanity. Everyone join me in the Carly Simon classic. You're so probably think this blog is about you.

05. Stupidity.

06. Know it alls.

07. Narrow-minded people. Seriously there are more then one way to see things, usually, why should your way be the right way all the damn time?

08. To go hand in hand with my first turn off -- Republicans. I'm sorry if I've offended any of you rich people that support our current administration. But where are these jobs W created. Oh yeah, I know where they are and they require saying "Do you want fries with that?" Well sorry, I have to go with the lesser of two evils.

What I'd truly like is for both parties to realize that they both have good ideas sometimes. Democrats aren't all bad nor are all Republicans, except right now, when I wish every last one of them to perdition.

Maybe I should just say politics turns me off.

09. Condescending people. Not quite the same as know it alls, but just as bad, because they think they are better than you and their ideas and what not are better than yours. Oh and they think the sun rises and sets from out their tushies.

10. People that talk about their sexcapades all the time. Anyone ever tell you that kissing and telling is rude?

Turn Ons

01. Leather pants. Especially if they are on John Lodge

02. Conversations about music

03. Long walks (On the Boardwalk, on the the country)

04. A good sense of humor

05. A touch of romance. Seriously what woman doesn't want a little bit of romance?

06. Good taste in music -- this doesn't mean that someone must like everything I like, but it does mean that you don't subscribe to the zillions of crap artists that are flooding the airwaves today.

07. A Sharp Dressed Man...Just like that freaky ZZ-top song..."Every girl's crazy about a sharp dressed man"


Are we starting to notice a trend here?

08. People that read and can talk about it. (Comic books don't count)

09. Kindness and generosity

10. Punctuality -- I can't begin to say how I hate people that are late. I know it seems strange to list this as a turn on, but I like to think that if a person cares enough to be on time for something, well then they care about you. Right?

Thursday Book Worm

Brandie, started a reading meme, which I thought would be wonderful. There are music memes and movie memes. (which I've neglected to do for a bit..oops) All kinds of memes to do, when you don't feel like posting something deep and thoughtful.

So all you readers out there, go do this meme

1. What would you consider your favorite book of all time? Why? (Really sell it to us... make us want to run right out and buy it!!!).

Richard Paul Evans - The Christmas Box.
It's part of a trilogy of books and is the first in the series. A short lovely read for the holidays or anytime. I can't write synopisis of stories. I'm terrible at that, but it's a really wonderful tale that should appeal to most everyone that has a heart.

2. What would you consider the most heinous, horrible book you've ever read? Tell us why we should NEVER read it.
Dreamcatcher - Stephen King

Oh crikey I think the reason you shouldn't read this has to do with what the aliens do once they're in your body and they get out.

I'm sure you can go back in the archives from some point this past year when I read this one.

Not a scary Stephen King novel, but one that will really gross you out, and definitely not one of his best works.

3. Have you ever started a book and been unable to finish it? Which one, and why? Do you think you'll ever pick it up again?
I've tried 3 times to read the Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice. I don't know why I can't finish this one. I've read almost every other book she's written, but this one just won't hold my interest. Yes, I'll probably pick it up again, because I must read all the vampire chonciles.

4. How often do you read a new book? In general, how long does it take you to finish a book (minus those pesky distractions like work, sleep, school, etc.)?
I try to read something new once or twice a week. If I really want to I can finsh a book in a day, if I'm not living life, but right now, everything is taking longer. Hey, I did finish The Immigrant's Daughter though!

5. Have you ever liked a book so much, you read it again?
Yes! I've read Gaston Leroux's Phantom Of The Opera 5 Times.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

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It's Burning A Hole In My Pocket

I have a gift card. It's a small one, but still, it's a gift card. I want to use it badly. The only problem is its for a store that's not exactly close by or in a place I want to travel to.

But I tell myself, "Self, you could have a CD that you don't have to pay for. Perhaps that Julia Fordham CD that you were just complaining about."

Then self answers, "But dammit I don't want to drive to the Waterfront!"

Self pouts and stomps foot.

Again I tell myself, "But this is the only way you can get the free CD, because shipping and handling is highway robbery."

Self looks sheepishly to the floor.

"But I don't have gas in my car."

I realize this is the case. It's also a good rationalization. And the gift card is still sitting on my desk as my CD want list grows to astronomical proportions. And it will only continue to grow as it gets closer to the holidays and new music starts appearing.

U2's new cd is coming out.
Alison Moyet has a disc out in Europe that I want badly
Erasure's Nightbird is due out in January.

God knows what else will get thrown into the mix. And God only knows if I'll ever use that gift card.

Happy Birthday Simon Le Bon

Aging like a fine wine.

I wouldn't mind taking him out for a few drinks and then taking him home and having my wicked way with him.

Alas, Yasmin and his brood of children might object.


But a girl can dream and a girl can wish Mr. Le Bon a very happy birthday.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Abandoned Words

So much weirdness going on here that this has to be a generally random post. OK, maybe not weirdness, just a few odd things etc.

~ Blog Explosion is a wacky wonderful place.

To all of you coming by through that site, stop and say hello, so I can come and visit your blogs.

Blog Explosion is very addictive and through surfing I've learned a few things.

1. I didn't know that many people could knit.
2. People who post regularly about their political affiliations can get on my nerves.
3. My life is really dull.
4. There are some really great templates out there.

~ I heard Oingo Boingo playing on the streets of Charleroi yesterday. I don't know if they had it programed into the music program that plays through the streetlights for the Halloween parade or if it was something random that happened to freak me out.

I skipped off to Curves singing Dead Man's Party. I bet those ladies thought I was nuts.

~ I was having weird dreams last night. I was at some club, (it resembled Metropol, or what once was Metropol here in Pittsburgh) trying to find a bathroom. The kicker was I had my nephew with me. Only my nephew wasn't 12 he was more like 3. There was Moody Blues music playing and all sorts of other weird stuff.

I would love to know where my brain comes up with this stuff. Hearing the Moody Blues (it was Never Comes The Day for those of you that are curious) had to come from the Oingo incident earlier in the day, but the rest of it makes no sense at all.

~ Julia Fordham has a new CD out and I didn't know about it. And if her official site is correct it's been out for awhile. I hate missing out on albums by my favorite artists.

The plus is, her site has some great soundclips from the album which is called That's Life as well as some videos from her previous CDs. So, being the Music Whore, I recommend that you go there and have a look.

She did a song I absolutely adore called Hope Prayer and Time, the video is there as well.

~ The official Moody Blues site has pictures posted from the Threshold reopening (grumbles jealously)

Here's one of them...along with a thank you to Ms. Birdie who reminded me to have a look.

I wish Mr. Lodge would take the sunglasses off his neck. But then again, who cares he looks lovely.

Monday, October 25, 2004

Another reason Elvis rocks

Taken from this site

can Bush still be impeached? asks Elvis
An account of the Viper Room show finishes -

Elvis Costello, who was a little embarrassed at the fact that he is unable to vote, being English, allowed that "maybe [he] shouldn't being saying too much," was charming, and rocked hard, despite a hoarse voice. He mentioned one of his band members coming from Bakersfield, Calif. who was voting for sure, and then said: "I wonder, even when Kerry gets elected can Bush still be impeached? I would love [for] him to be humiliated after all he's done."

It was even better when Elvis Costello drop kicked a booblehead W. doll off the set of Jimmy Kimmel's show last week.

And if you haven't figured out I'm a Kerry supporter...well have now.

The Monster Mambo

Hey, I created it, I can call it anything I want for Halloween. Anyway it's the Music Mambo again. This time it's Halloween style and yes I dipped deep into my weird little imagination for the questions. I don't usually come up with ones that make me look like I've been smoking crack.

1. What are your favorite Halloween songs?
Anything from Rocky Horror is good, This Is Halloween, Halloween by Siouxsie and the Banshees, When The Lights Go Out, Dead Man's Party, Flesh N' Blood, Dead Or Alive all by Oingo Boingo, Grimly Fiendish by the Damned to name but a few.

2. Do you know the words to any of the songs from The Rocky Horror Picture Show? (Which ones?)
All of them..but mostly


It's just a jump to the left...
And then a step to the riiiiii - ght

Ah hell, here are the full lyrics with who sings what etc....

Everybody sing!!!

It's astounding;
Time is fleeting;
Madness takes its toll.
But listen closely...

Not for very much longer.

I've got to keep control.
I remember doing the time-warp
Drinking those moments when
The Blackness would hit me

And the void would be calling...

Let's do the time-warp again.
Let's do the time-warp again.

It's just a jump to the left.

And then a step to the right.

With your hands on your hips.

You bring your knees in tight.
But it's the pelvic thrust
That really drives you insane.
Let's do the time-warp again.
Let's do the time-warp again.

It's so dreamy, oh fantasy free me.
So you can't see me, no, not at all.
In another dimension, with voyeuristic intention,
Well secluded, I see all.

With a bit of a mind flip

You're into the time slip.

And nothing can ever be the same.

You're spaced out on sensation.

Like you're under sedation.

Let's do the time-warp again.
Let's do the time-warp again.

Well I was walking down the street just a-having a think
When a snake of a guy gave me an evil wink.
He shook-a me up, he took me by surprise.
He had a pickup truck, and the devil's eyes.
He stared at me and I felt a change.
Time meant nothing, never would again.

Let's do the time-warp again.
Let's do the time-warp again.

It's just a jump to the left.

And then a step to the right.

With your hands on your hips.

You bring your knees in tight.
But it's the pelvic thrust
That really drives you insane.
Let's do the time-warp again.
Let's do the time-warp again.

3. The spooky monsters are coming after you. You know that music will soothe each one long enough for you to escape...but each monster requires different music, what do you play for:

a: Dracula
Do you mean him?

I don't want to escape.
So the song I'm going to play is I Want You - Elvis Costello

b: Frankenstein
Oingo Boingo - Same Man I Was Before

c: The Wolf Man
I'm Gonna Buy Me A Dog - The Monkees and if that doesn't work Hey Bulldog - The Beatles

d: The Mummy
The Police - Wrapped Around Your Finger (What else?)

4. You've been cursed and turned into a spooky Halloween creature. What creature are you, and what's your theme song?
I'm Countess Dracula, because the first creature in the last question didn't escape and I'm not complaining.

My theme song? Shakespeare's Sister's Moonchild.

5. Halloween is a time for creepy movies. What creepy movie has the best music, in your opinion?
Sleepy Hollow has the best music IMO. Danny Elfman's film score is so wonderful and you just know that heads are going to role when you hear certain pieces of music being played in the background.

If you thought this was fun then go to BDI and get the questions to copy and paste to your blog!

Sunday, October 24, 2004

Song Commentary

How many times have you listened to a song and made little comments to go along with the lyrics?

OK, so it's just me. I'm weird, I know. But there are just some songs that I feel I must talk back to, just because the lyrics are so damn strange.

Would you be surprised to know that most of those lyrics are written by John Lodge?

I hope not.

I'll put my snarky comments in italics for you.

Words You Say

Words you say to me
I listen in sympathy (Why thank you John...I'm so glad you care)
But I don't know what it is
That makes me ignore you. (Could be that wine you were drinking at dinner)

I hear you every night
I listen but the words
Don't seem right (No hablo, ingles, Lodgey?)
My mind seems somewhere else (Mind? What Mind?)
What else can I tell you? (I love you madly, let's snog would be a good place to start)
I don't know what to do (Uh, snog me)
I'm losing you (No, I've lost you, what the hell are you talking about?)

Something I can't control (Hormones are a bitch aren't they?)
You are in my heart and soul.
I don't want to wake up now
I don't want to wake up now
I don't want to wake up now
I don't want to wake up now. (WTF)

Words you say to me
I'm living in fantasy (I never would have guessed that...)
If I don't know what it is
I simply ignore you. (Bastard!)

I hear you every night (At least I'm not talking to myself then)
I listen but the time is never right (For snogging? The time is always right, now get nekkid Lodgey)
My life is so confused (Tell me something I don't know)
What more can I tell you? (I love you would be nice)

Don't turn and walk away (I should probably run)
Don't leave this way (What way would that be?)
Something I can't control (Again...damn those hormones)
You are in my heart and soul.

I don't want to wake up now (WTF to infinity and beyond)

Only Lodgey would write something that baffling.

Can it get any weirder?

I just made pasta salad.

Yes, my darling readers, you read that right. I made pasta salad.

Guess what?

It's edible.

At least that's what the nephew said, and he'll eat pretty much anything these days, just ask Lady Starlight, because, he's her son.

I'll just bask in my accomplishment for the time being and hope that no one that eats the pasta salad dies.

Today pasta salad....tomorrow the world....

Saturday, October 23, 2004


by Paul McCartney

What Is This Thing In Life That Persuades Me To Spend
Time Away From You?
If You Can Answer This You Can Have The Moon.
This Is The Place To Be, Anyway You Can See
There's A Lovely View.
Why Are There Always So Many Other Things To Do?
Distractions, Like Butterflies Are Buzzing 'Round My Head,
When I'm Alone I Think Of You
And The Life We'd Lead If We Could Only Be Free
From These Distractions.

The Postman's At The Door
While The Telephone Rings On The Kitchen Wall,
Pretend We're Not At Home And They'll Disappear.
I Want To Be With You, Tell Me What I Can Do,
Nothing Is Too Small
Away From All This Jazz We Could Do Anything At All.
Distractions, Like Butterflies Are Buzzing 'Round My Head.
When I'm Alone I Think Of You
And The Things We'd Do If We Could Only Be Through
With These Distractions.
I'll Fond The Peaceful Place Far A Way From The Noise Of A Busy
Where We Can Spend Our Nights Counting Shooting Stars,
Distractions, Like Butterflies Are Buzzing 'Round My Head.
When I'm Alone I Think Of You
And The Things We'd Do If We Could Only Be Through
With These Distractions, Like Butterflies They're
Buzzing 'Round My Head, When I'm Alone I Think Of You
And The Life We'd Lead If We Could Only Be Free
From These Distractions.

This song came into mind today as I sat down on in my computer chair and again started to do a million things, rather than start writing. I was so tired yesterday. I don't know if it's an emotional tired, from all the family and life stuff going on right now, or if it was five days of working out that caught up with me. Anyway, I just can't seem to concentrate on any one thing lately.

I've been reading The Immigrant's Daughter for well over a week, and it's only 380 pages and its not as if I've been busy. Most of my days right now are spent staring at the computer screen, with my winamp player on random.

It's hard to be inspired to do anything when there's so much stuff going on to bring you down. And still I try, so that has to be a good thing. But maybe it's because this stupid computer seems to be my only link to the outside world. Sad isn't it.

It's hard being at the end of your teather, with no one to talk to, or perhaps no one I want to talk to. The people I want to talk to, I can't talk to.

I'm at the point where I just want to run away. Only I don't have anywhere to run to or any money to run away with. Mind you if I did, I know where I'd be running to.

The casino that we stayed at and that I lurve. Posted by Hello

It would be just me...and possibly Lady Starlight, cos she'd be pissed if I didn't run away with her, and the pretty lights of the casinos and the boardwalk.

Have I mentioned lately how I love the boardwalk? Oh and the ocean! I'd love to be able to lay in the sand and listen to the waves crashing in, until I was totally numb and all the distractions would go away.

Friday, October 22, 2004

"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted."---John Lennon

I think it's wonderful when celebrities open their mouths and words come out that make damn good sense.

John, wherever you are now, thank you for these words. This is officially one of my favorite quotes. I'd love to find the article that this particular quote came from. To me it sounds like it might have been taken from an interview done shortly before his death in 1980.

It conjures up the song Watching The Wheels and how he took all those years off of music to step away from the industry and live life as a man and a father.

The industry saw those years as wasted, but he didn't. He was enjoying life in a way that he couldn't when he was in the public eye 24/7. He became a man again, living just like the rest of the world, even though he had more money than most of us will see in our lifetimes.

And the music and his talent didn't leave. He shared them with us when he was ready.

Oddly this quote has made me miss John Lennon, the Beatle that I cared for the least. But all that aside, he was a wonderfully talented man who did write some of my favorite Beatles songs and had a killer sense of humor.

Thanks for the intelligent words, John, whether they came in songs or just what you had to say.

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Can I Just Say, WTF!!!

Mr. Elvis Costello was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel and he made mention that his video for Monkey To Man was to risque for Mtv.

Excuse me?

Just what the freaking hell is wrong with this video?

Granted I'm not fond of videos full of bikini clad women, but sonfabitch, this is tame when you compare it to most of the crap they play on Mtv and Vh-1.

This is just another way Mtv keeps good music off the air.

Rant ended

Have a picture

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Say A Little Prayer

For those of you that know me and my evil "twin" sister (no we aren't really twins), you know there are things going on that are beyond our control at this point.

I don't usually ask for prayers, but right now, I ask anyone that has a God that they pray to, to say one for my sister's e"strange"d hubby.

I won't go into any particulars because she hasn't and I will respect her privacy, but I will say that at this point it's in God's hands, and I've found that though God is merciful he's also got a really twisted sense of humor.

Say a prayer
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Say a prayer please, not because he's my sister's husband, but because he's the father of her two children. (My little bratling..and my not so little bratling)

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Mid-Week Music Meme!

Ok...I haven't done this one in awhile so I thought I'd give it a go, since my regular Wednesday Meme is making me a little sick to my stomach.

What TV show theme song did you like best, even if you didn't care for the show itself?

The best theme song from a show is Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps from the UK Coupling series. I can't remember who did the version they use on the show but the original was done by Doris Day I think. Geri Halliwell also did a great version. (I can't believe I typed that)

I can't say there are any theme songs that I like but don't like the show, cos I usually hate something with such an intensity that it spills over into other areas, so there would be no way that I could like a theme song but hate the show.

And now to celebrate the beautiful men of the first 3 series of coupling

Now everyone sing along

You won't admit you love me, and so
How am I ever to know
You always tell me
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps

A million times I've asked you, and then
I ask you over again
You only answer
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps

If you can't make your mind up
We'll never get started
And I don't wanna wind up
Being parted, broken-hearted

So if you really love me, say yes
But if you don't dear, confess
And please don't tell me
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps

Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps

If you can't make your mind up
We'll never get started
And I don't wanna wind up
Being parted, broken-hearted

So if you really love me, say yes
But if you don't dear, confess
And please don't tell me
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps

A Veritable Squeefest

Last night Duran Duran were on Jay Leno. Tonight Elvis Costello is on Jay Leno. I don't know if I can handle that much musical prettiness two nights in a row.

I almost missed Duran Duran too. If my mother hadn't been watching downstairs I would have gone to bed. Thank god for moms. I haven't had much to squee about lately, and everyone needs a good squee now and then, and now I'm going to go overtime on squeeing.

I was really impressed by Duran Duran. Reach Up For The Sunrise sounded really great live and Simon just looked so happy. He looked like he was having a really great time. That's something we haven't seen in a long while.

I'm glad.

Astronaut is a fab cd. I know it won't do well in this country, because for the most part we have crap taste in music here, but truly it's worse checking out.

I think Duran Duran deserves to be remembered as more than just an 80's band that made the little girls squee their panties off. (There's a visual for you)

There have been some really wonderful songs over the years, not all of them on hit albums too. It's really a shame some of the recent albums were ignored, because Pop Trash definitely had some gems on it that were missed by the world and so did Medazzaland.

Oh and did I mention Elvis Costello? Did I mention a squeefest? How about a squeecoma?

That's what happened when I found this picture:

Duran Duran and Elvis!! SQUEE!

If you need me, I'll be on the floor drooling.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Mix Making

It's time to start a new mix project for myself. I haven't really made one for myself lately. I made MoodyMistress a "Blue" mix last week, but never burned it for myself.

The Blue Mix has songs that have the color blue in the title. Check it out here

I have a few ideas floating in my head and another idea I've been toying with for about 2 years.

The first idea is a sorta Thanksgiving Mix, something similar to this mix, only I'd like to do it more as songs that have really meant something to me and that I'm thankful for knowing. Eliminating the need for the artist being one of my favorites.

I would like to try my hand at making another winter mix. The one I made last year touched a bit on Christmas and I'd like to do one that was really a Winter mix rather than a preholiday one.

The project mix I had in mind was an Elvis Costello compilation series. Back in 2000/2001 I did a similiar thing with Oingo Boingo. I picked out several categories and started to put the band's songs in each. It took me a year to do it and it consisted of 6 discs in the end.

I'd want to limit it with Elvis, because he's just got so much material. I could spend my life trying to classify the songs, and there would be no fun in that at all. It took a year to do the Oingo Boingo mixes and they only have about 8 or 9 albums, EC has many many more.

The other project I thought on, would be a UK - OK mix. My friend CBlaze from the Art Of The Mix community made three.

Here they are.




Frankly, I'm jealous that I didn't think of this but at least it inspired me. Now I have something to do over the next few days. The question is, which one should I do first?

Monday, October 18, 2004

Just Another Manic Monday

The weekend was crazy and busy and believe it or not, I did accomplish most of the things on that "To Do" list.

~takes bow~

I posted several shots from Pittsburgh and the Flower Show at Phipps at the Photoblog last night. I was very pleased with some of the pictures, particularly the shot I posted here and another similar one that's over at the photoblog.

There was entirely too much family togetherness this weekend, and not that I don't love my family, but oye, when we get everyone in our house it gets very cramped. Combine all that with me being a rather antisocial type and that gives me a rather frustrating weekend. Thank God I went to Pittsburgh on Saturday!

Now it's time for the Music Mambo

This week, tell us your "Preferences."

1. Do you prefer just audio or video/audio of your favorite songs
It really all depends, if it's Nights in White Satin, no, I don't want the video. The video scares me. No not the video..HIS HAIR

In most cases I do like to see my honeys when the song is on, just so I can say Squee a few dozen times. Cos Squee is such a good word.

2. What do you like to listen to in the car (radio, CD, mp3 playlist...etc)?
In the car I have a variety of mix cds that I listen to. I would rather die than be subjected to the garbage that Clear Channel exposes the world to. If I'm in a car without a CD player or tape player the Music Whore opts for silence.

3. Do you lean more towards a LIVE version of songs or the studio release
This depends on what song it is. Elvis Costello's I Want You is 100 times better live as is Spooky Girlfriend. I prefer the live version of The Moody Blues - Steppin In A Slide Zone too. I think it depends on the energy of the performance and the song.

4. What is your ideal concert venue?
Four words - Tropicana Hotel & Casino

5. What's your favorite format (vinyl, cassette, cd, mp3 etc)
Anything but cassette. Right now I lean toward mp3 because I can do more with it. I can listen while I'm on the computer and not have to get up to search for a disc. Yes, the height of laziness, I know. I can make mix cds from them. Oh the fun I can have with mp3.

Bonus:) You can only see one concert this year. Who would it be, and where would the concert be.
It would be the Moody Blues and the show would be at the Tropicana in my favorite city in the world. And if I'm permitted to dream, I'd have front row seats and I'd be and the end of the right side of the center section, giving me a beautiful view of my Lodgey and my Hayward.


I want my Moody Men back now!!!!!

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Rewrites and Rewrites

I was reading through my current story yesterday and I decided to take a break and do a few rewrites. I saw some things that I wanted to change a bit, so I'm hoping now is as good a time as any to do that. Basically I'll be working on the chapters that have Deirdre and John in the present. I'm pretty much fine with the flashbacks. I'm hoping that doing this will make her character stronger.

Sometimes I wonder why I do this. I mean, writing is mostly for my enjoyment. I'd never have the guts to submit anything to a publisher, and I do have one finished novel sitting on this computer.

I don't think that ones perfected either, but I'm too scared to take another look at it, for fear of seeing how bad it really sucks. I worked on it far too long to have to start changing things. Broken Dreams went through so many rewrites and changes that I think by the time I finished it, anyone who had read the first drafts might not even recognize it.

The one I'm working on now is just a baby in comparison. I've only been at this one for about a month. I'd say it's about halfway finished too, which is why I think this is a good time to work at the rewrites. I like to do cleaning at a midway point, to give myself an idea of where the characters really need to be going.

I'm hoping I can get through the changes in a day or two, because I had an update almost ready for yesterday but decided to reread in favor of writing.

Saturday, October 16, 2004

The outdoor garden at Phipps with the Cathedral of Learning in the background Posted by Hello

One Of Those Days

I've made some headway on the "To Do" list from hell. I didn't get to Curves until this morning, but I made it. They had to close early yesterday so I missed my Friday workout. I'm really enjoying it. It leaves me feeling uber bouncy.

The kitchen is finished. (as finished as it can be) I'm going to get the bathroom done before I leave for Pittsburgh today. (It's fall flower show time!) So you can expect more pictures of flowers over at the photoblog as well as pictures of the Cathedral of Learning, which is my favorite building in our fair rathole. (I mean city)

As for the story, I'm going to hit page 130 this weekend. I'm hoping that sometime before Thanksgiving I'll have it finished. I have an idea for a historical romance that I want to do next.

So I've done pretty good on the list. Now if only the weather would comply with my afternoon plans. I swear, the sun never shines in Pittsburgh when I'm there. The Moody Blues show in June, rain! When we went to the South Side 2 weeks ago, RAIN! guessed it, RAIN!

But do you know what? I don't care! I'm going and I'm going to take lots of pictures and I'm going to have fun. Why? Cos there's nothing else to do!

Friday, October 15, 2004

When To Do Lists Don't Work

You know I've got such good intentions, but things happen and everything I plan goes out the window.

I make lists of things I want to do. I think I had 10 things on the list for last night. I did 2 1/2.


So I did manage to get part of the kitchen cleaned. YAY! Tonight I do the other half and the bathroom. (Yuck)

I'm debating how to do the clothes dejunking that I so desperately want to do. There is the possibility that I'll lose weight and I'll fit into my spiffy business attire again.

Then again, there might be snowballs in hell.

Oddly it was a to do list item that threw the whole thing off.

I started working on my latest monstrosity. I mean I started to work on the story that I've been writing for the last month. Well I've hit a rather tricky part and I spent last night deleting and trying to write a scene I haven't been sure of.

It took the better part of the night to get it anywhere near where I want it to be and somehow I still don't feel it's quite right.

So I now have the to do list back to most of the original list.

1. Kitchen
2. Bathroom
3. Run the damn sweeper
4. Clean out the cosmetics
5. Curves (This will be the 4th time there for me today)
6. Talking Out Of Turn (That damn and blasted story)

I think I might keep this list through the weekend and see if I can get everything accomplished. Lord knows some of the things on here really need doing.

Here's hoping I get very few interruptions or distractions.

10 to 1 I'll only get half of this done. Wish me luck!

Thursday, October 14, 2004

10 Reasons To Love Justin Hayward

10. He wrote other songs besides "Nights In White Satin"

09. His wacky fashion sense.

08. He's one of the best guitarists out there. Though the world overlooks him.

07. He can scratch his nose and still look sexy.

06. He writes songs that stick in your head forever.

"Don't need a reindeer
Don't need the snow
Tell me you love me and I'm ready to go."

05. He's sings "Ooooo" in the cutest way

04. Squirrelly wrath looks good on him

03. He's got a cute tush!

02. He can be bored with style and grace

01. Sometimes if we're good, he'll show you the "Elusive Hayward Nipple"

Happy Birthday Justin Hayward!

Here's wishing the Moody Blues front man and guitarist extraordinaire a wonderful, blissful 58th birthday.

And those have been 58 musical and very beautiful years.

Sweetie you don't look it.

You're still a big

Just like you were in the 60's.

Thank you for all the wonderful music Justin! May you be blessed with song for the rest of your days.

I can only wish you health and happiness today. Hope that my darlin' is getting over the cold he's been afflicted with during the UK Tour.

(That's cos he should be breathing the fresh air of PA)

Thanks for being you, Justin. Thanks for giving us the music.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Where's the real life in my illusion?

I'm so full of frustrations today and it's only 7 o'clock.

~ The normalcy I was talking about last week never happened. It makes things more and more frustrating. I need to be doing things during the day, not sitting here in front of the computer at home.

The sad thing is that I can't really even put my job situation into words. It's too goofy.

~ A slightly less important frustration -- I didn't get Astronaut yesterday. Wal-mart didn't have it and because of family issues, I couldn't go out to find it. Also I don't have money for gas, which as I'm sure you all know is topping 2 dollars.

~ A mondo zit has appeared on my chin. Ok, that's really enough of this. I'm 30. Does this never stop? I'm sure stress isn't helping, but crikey, just one day in my life I'd like to not have a zit brewing.

~ Feeling particularly ugly right now. I don't know what it is. I never feel particularly pretty. Not many people have called me pretty. And you know what I try. I've been trying since high school. So yeah I mustn't be pretty. Though lord knows just once I'd like to be told that I was by someone who wasn't feeling sorry for me because I was having a zoloft/prozac moment.

~ When am I not having a zoloft/prozac moment?

~ The psycho friend will not give up. I can't talk to her right now. Too much going on in my brain. But she will not stop calling. I don't want to go out. I don't want to talk. I'm in anti-social mode. You would think when a person calls and they don't answer, you'd stop! But no!

Clearly I've ranted enough for one day. Perhaps bitch is a better word.

I'll leave you with something soothing and pretty to look at.

The ever lovely Justin Hayward, aka J'tiny poo

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Happy Duran Duran Day

Yup, today is the day the new Duran Duran album Astronaut comes out. If you don't mind I'll do a little bitty happy dance right now.

I'm not a fan from the beginning, but I have liked the guys since 92. So, in fact, I have never seen them as the Fab Five, making this release just a bit more exciting for me.

I'm not saying that Duran Duran didn't leave their mark on me in the 80's, because they did. I remember loving Notorious and being traumatized by the video for Wild Boys. I just had other bands to love at the time. (namely the Beatles and the Monkees)

But I learned to love them in the 90's. I held onto the belief that there was a good band there, even after they released Thank You, which was just the most appalling piece of crap I've ever heard.

Medazzaland was good, but still something was missing. Pop Trash in 2000 was great, but the world at large missed it.

Well, that was four years now. Warren Cuccurrullo has departed the band (yay!) and the original three not related Taylor men are back! Here's hoping Astronaut blasts off into the charts!

If you need me today, I'll be reaching out for the sunrise.

Monday, October 11, 2004


Ok, I joined today with Lady Starlight.

So our official quest to get thin has begun.

We did our 40 minute workout, cool Down, and all that sort of fun stuff.

Wow, do you really feel it after you use those machines. Does that mean something is working? I sure hope so!

The best part about the club/spa, is that the women there are not those super skinny wenches that look like they stepped out of an ad. They are normal women. Some fatter than others, some thinner, but all of them having a good time.

The music is peppy. Stuff like We Got The Beat and Margaritaville. Nothing that would make me wretch, so that's a plus.

The equipment is easy and pretty fun. I've named the hugging machine Lodgey. There's also another machine I like to call "Spread em for Justin" which is one of my favorites.

Mmm. Must keep my eye on the prize while I attempt to regain skinnyness.

It may not be a prize I'll ever get, but a girl's gotta have a dream and she's gotta start somewhere.

Music Mambo!

It's the second Monday meme and I was too lazy to do it before I went to bed last night

It's all about "YOU!"

01. Name the song you just know was written just about you:
Elvis Costello's All Grown Up

All Grown Up

"I'm trouble" she said
Spread out on the floor of her father's house
Her promise was almost undone
Under her tongue, dissolving her responsibilities
To finally deny everyone with every unflattering comparison

All grown up
And you don't care anymore
And you hate all the people that you used to adore
And you despise all the rumors and lies of the life you led before

Did I hear you right?
You're feeling hounded and pushed around
You want to just lay down and die
If all of this life has been such a big disappointment to you
Why don't you stop blaming some guy
And go give the next one a try

But look at yourself
You'll see you're still so young
You haven't earned the weariness
That sounds so jaded on your tongue

"I'm weak" she says
And blesses herself and gets into bed
Clutching the covers to her throat
"So punish me now and let me go back to the sham of my life"
"This night is the perfect antidote for all of the poison that
you wrote"

02. What song do you wish that you had written:
The Beatles - Yesterday. It's one of the most recorded and most recognized songs in the world. Yeah..I wouldn't mind having my name on that little ditty.

03. What song makes a strong statement of which you agree:
Another Beatles tune - All You Need Is Love (do do do do). Love is all you need!

04. What song best describes the mood you're in now:
Justin Hayward - Forever To Be Alone (Don't ask)

05. What is the most annoying song that has ever gotten stuck in your head?
When I worked in a children's clothing store (and had a permenant case of hives) I would get songs by teenyboppers boy bands and those skanks..Britney and Christina in my head. I do believe I had Ooops I Did It Again in my head at one point. Ewwww!

06. You are asked to DJ one hour on your favorite radio station what are some of the bands and/or songs that you would feature in your hour?
Oh what a crazy mixed up hour of music this would be.

Artist's you'd hear on my station: The Moody Blues, The Beatles, The Monkees, David Bowie, Duran Duran, Erasure, Oingo Boingo, Siouxsie and the Banshees. Of course I'd play Moody Blues solo stuff and a George Harrison track.

Definite songs

Duran Duran - Reach Up For The Sunrise
The Moody Blues - December Snow
John Lodge - Street Cafe
Oingo Boingo - We Close Our Eyes
David Bowie - Queen Bitch
The Beatles - And Your Bird Can Sing
The Monkees - Daydream Believer
George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You
The Moody Blues - Talkin' Talkin'
Justin Hayward - Night Flight
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Kiss Them For Me

I think that would probably give the program director a coronary.

So go on..if you want to mambo too, just click the link.

I dare ya to Mambo!

Monday Madness

It's that time already..which means I have to jump into Monday already! ARGH!

Name 3 things....

1....your ideal salad has on it.


Chicken do religiously in the morning.

Wash my hair
Check my email
Blog look forward to doing in your spare time.

Listen to music've never done before, but think you will at some point in your life.

Go to England and Vegas
Get published love to do while on vacation.

Take pictures
See Moody Men
Walk on the boardwalk took pictures of in the last month.

See photoblog have to do before the end of the day.

Take a bath
Check email (I do that a lot, don't I?) like about your best friend.

I will say nothing as I don't wish to give Lady Starlight a swelled head.

Sunday, October 10, 2004


Ok, I just want to say that whoever coined this little thing was off his rocker. (and I have it on good authority that the term was coined by a man)

What are LERDS, you ask? Well I wanted to know too. Then I learned then I groaned and wanted to find someone to choke.

Are you ready for the answer?

Yeah, I thought so.

Late Fifties

OK...I can grasp the ERDS part...cos English Rockers for the most part are better looking than what we've come up with here. I still think perhaps European would be a better word.

Still the Late Fifties is not very I'm sure the term was coined when some of those English rockers were in their mid-fifties. And well, it's almost obsolete, cos people like Sir Paul are in their early 60's.

So perhaps a change is in order.

A friend of mine made the following suggestions

Luscious English Rocker Dudes Society

Lasciviously Eager Randy Dame Synod

Lowdown Envious Raunchy Debauched Sisterhood

Of course I don't care for the term LERDS at all. It sounds like a sexually transmitted disease to me.

How about LASER


So yeah, I suffer from LASER!

Mostly for the two guys in this picture.

I don't think you know me

That's a song title. It's one of the many nonalbum tracks that Rhino Records unearthed when they bought the Monkees catalog from Arista, or at least bought the rights to use the Monkees catalog.

But when I heard it this morning, for the first time in ages, I thought that the Monkees managed to record some thought provoking music while retaining that "Squeaky Clean" image that people seemed to demand in that time.

So good on them for making people think, while being cute and lovable.

But it was the title of the song that stuck with me, because it applies to me so much. Outside of family I can't think of many people that really know me well. In blogland, I let you know only what I want you to know and to other friends co-workers (do I have those) etc, I feel that my everyday strangeness is enough for them.

I've never liked the idea of people knowing too much about me. You can know my likes and dislikes, my work situation and even a bit of my family life, but what's in my heart? Never!

I'm notorious for not letting people get close to me. I'm very solitary and I like it that way. For the most part, I'd much rather sit at home and read than be out with people.

I've been burned enough by friends and boyfriends (HA! I never want another one of those..unless he answers to one of these names: Justin Hayward, John Lodge or Elvis Costello) to be more cautious.

But really, how many people can you say that you really know, after all? People that aren't family.

The Monkees
I Don't Think You Know Me

If you think I want the life you choose to live
I don't think I want the love you've got to give
If you think my goals could be so trivial and small
Then I don't think you know me at all

Born between the covers of your fashion books
You think you can make it, girl, on just your looks
You could never bring me up between your stands at all
I don't think you know me at all

Believing in the promise painted in your smile
I've chased what I was running from, girl, all the while
Known you for a hundred times in memories I recall
Still, I don't think you know me at all
I don't think you know me at all

Now if this song could leave my head, I'd be very happy!

Saturday, October 09, 2004

Mindless Quizilla Quiz

But since everyone is doing this one, I figured why not. After all, if you guys jumped off a bridge, I would too.

I'm such a follower!

You are Schroeder!

Which Peanuts Character are You?
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A Blue-tiful Musical Email

MoodyMistress gave the link to these lovely Justin Hayward video clips the other day in an IM. The second clip from the left is Justin singing Blue World and the fourth is an interview of the Divine One that's also on his offical site. Go watch them!

Well I sent the link to my brother and asked if there was any way he could capture the audio of Blue World in mp3 form. And do you know what? I have the mp3 in my email this morning!


And as a little bit of incentive to go check out the video clip and hear the song, I give you one of the screen shots I did while watching it yesterday.

Love Sick

Friday, October 08, 2004

Cat Practical Jokes

We are a bunch of animal lovers in this house. We have 4 cats, a dog and a turtle. Every so often the cats have to remind us of who's boss.

My start time at work is 9 o'clock today, because I need to use the computer and that's at the boss' house and not the office. So I was going to be getting an extra half hour of sleep.

Well my mother was up much much much too early today. Even went as far as to call my sister wondering where she was. It was only 6:10! One hour earlier than when she usually arrives. (actually about the time we call to wake her) A few minutes before, she had yelled up at me to see if I was awake.

Hell yeah, with all the noise in the house I had to be awake. But I had something that they obviously didn't have.

A clock that was set properly.

Hell to make sure that mine was, I reached for my glasses to check the clock on the stereo. Yup! It was right.

I went into my parent's room, and guess what the clock said.


Seems like a certain kitty took a walk across the clock radio last night.

Go Mutchka!

You know why he set the clock one hour ahead?

Cos when everyone's awake, Mutchka gets the whole bed to himself.

Tricky kitty.

So much for the extra half hour of sleep!

Thursday, October 07, 2004


Ok, today ended for me at about 3:15 so woot for almost a full day's work. I'd be a hell of a lot happier if there was heat in the office, or my computer.

I unpacked several boxes, getting office supplies organized and other things. It was extremely cold and without heat, I was very very chilled.

I am proud to say the office is much better than the old one. It looks more like an office.

Once the normal paychecks start rolling in I'll be happier, but god only knows when that may be.

At this point I'll be happy with electricity and heat. Not much to ask for, right?

If I can't have that...I'll take this..

So I can warm up all nice and toasty

A return to normalcy

And if you believe that, you believe anything. But seriously, today I start back to normal hours at my job, for the first time since last August.

A round of applause if you will...

There are a lot of things I'm not happy about with this change, but I hope to overcome them one way or another.

I'll be working 8-4 now.

I haven't decided if that will change my blogging habits. I used to do a lot of my blogging after work. I'm not sure if I want to go back to that or not. I guess it depends on how much sleep I get, or how long normalcy lasts. I don't know if I'll have an internet connection at work either. Well, I will, I just don't know how often I'll be able to use it.

I don't work for a big company, so for the most part it's nothing major for me to be online, but if the connection is as bad at the office as it is at my boss' house, where I was working. Oye! Life will so not be fun.

I wonder how normal today will actually be.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Have you humped your mind lately?

Yeah, it's that time again. It's mind hump time. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

In soap opera, everyone's "entrance" into a scene is accompanied by a song or sound effect -- If music or a sound effect played whenever you walked into a room, what would that sound effect be?

They'd probably play Oingo Boingo's It' Only Makes Me Laugh. Darkness, can never last too long...when you laugh in its face.

HA HA HA! I'm laughing!

Put your thinkin' caps on -- it's time to do the Mind Hump. This week a little "getting to know you" fun with a crazy twist.

01. If you could have a compartment (like a glove compartment) installed on your person, where would you have it installed and what would you keep in it (other than things you would keep in your wallet or purse)?

I wouldn't have one. I don't need anymore compartments where I could lose things. My purse is bad enough. Everything sinks to the bottom. If I had a place on my body to put things oye things would so get lost!

02. A local university has asked you to teach a class about the one thing you know the most about. What would you be teaching and what would the name of the course be?

I'd teach Pop Music 101, 201, 301 and Graduate Pop Music. Did you expect any other answer?

03. Commercials ... they can make us laugh or can annoy the heck out of us. Tell us about your favorite commercial and/or a commercial you simple loathe.

Remember that Pepto Bismol commercial that ran a few months back. The one were they're doing the little dance... Heartburn, Indigestion, Upset Stomach, Diarrhea. Yeah, that one. Makes me laugh every time.

04. If we were to tiptoe into your room while you were sleeping, what position are we likely to find you in, on what side of the bed and are you a snorer, drooler, a sleep talker or sleep walker?

I sleep to the side of the bed, snuggled around my schizophrenic pillow, Justin...or is it John..or Elvis...or..well, you see why it's schizophrenic now.

05. "Snips and snails and puppy dogs tails - that's what little boys are made of. Sugar and spice and everything nice - that's what little girls are made of." Besides those things mentioned above, what are some of things you personally might be made of?


2 parts chocolate for sweetness
4 parts music for liveliness
3 parts snarkyness
1 part amaretto sour for lustfullness
2 parts whoopie cushion for humor

The Most Annoying Thing

Ok, we all know that I drive the clunker car of all clunker cars, right? Guess what Bernie the Beretta decides to do today?

Can you guess?


Right in the middle of Fallowfield Ave at the light. Battery is deader than spam. My cell phone is deader than spam.

~insert scream here~

New battery is bought and put in, but she's still not quite taking the charge that she should.

So guess who's missing out on half a day of work because of this?

Yup...ME! The person who needs money more than anyone.

~insert string of expletives here~

I will now start chanting my mantra "Things can only get better...Things can only get better...Things can only get worse..I mean better."

Things That Annoy Me -- Revisited

Yesterday I was in a funk, today I'm just cranky and I'm sure it's going to get worse. PMS combined with my strange boss don't mix. So forgive me if I seem a bit feistier than usual.

1. Ass (Butt if that word ass offends you) kissers. Oh how I hate these people. Do they not see how ridiculous they look? Don't they know that most of the time it doesn't work and that people make slurping noises behind their backs at them? Probably not, which is why they continue to do it.

2. Photobucket. The once reliable free photohosting site is now down every other day. The premium accounts are reasonable and I know I'll one day pay for the extra service but crikey, not til I know that my pictures aren't going to crash and burn every other day.

3. Site Pal. Have you logged into Photobucket or Bravenet recently? Oh sweet mother of god. If I hear that mechanical voice say "Hi, do you think I can sell?" or "What would you like me to say? Type anything you want." I'm going to go stark raving mad!

No, I don't think or care if you can sell and they only thing I, or anyone is really going to type is vulgar. M'kay? Go away! Get off my computer screen! NOW!!!

Ok, I feel a bit better now. Now go to Wenches and visit my birdie friend that has a little message for you today.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Lacking In Inspiration

Walking is usually the way I sort out my thoughts; for stories, issues and what not. I haven't had the opportunity to walk much lately and when I have my mind is blank.

2 miles or so usually gives me time to let my mind wander and focus on my characters. I can hear their dialogue in my head. I can work out what I want to happen to them. Sadly, my mind has been focusing on other things the past few days, or to be more truthful, it hasn't been focusing at all.

Work is, as always, crazy. Not in a good, busy way, but in a drive you nuts kind of way.

Other things, like the diet are taking over my mind.

There's so much I want to do and nothing's getting done. I just don't feel up to it. I just see things that I want to do piling up around me and I don't know where to start.

I still don't know what my favorite possession is. It's the only picture I haven't taken for that meme I did last week. I think the problem is, I have so many things and each of them mean something. I can't reduce it down to just a CD or a picture. Still, there has to be something. Oddly I think it might be my digital camera, which might make posting a picture difficult, unless I get my sister to take a picture of it with her digital camera.

I just keep chanting to myself..that old Howard Jones song "Things can only get better." The problem is, I'm not sure if I believe it.

Monday, October 04, 2004

The Diet That Never Ends

Ok, I caved. Yesterday I got all the stuff for the Slim-fast diet and today I'm joining Curves. You only have to go 3 times a week for a half hour. I think I can spare 90 minutes to exercise and if I can get skinny, well, WOOT!

I'm not asshamed to say how much I weigh. It's right about 152.

I'm also not afraid to say I'm not happy with what I weigh.

My goal is to lose at least 25 lbs, though my target weight is 135, which I had been up until I had a bout with unemployment last year. Boom I gained 25 lbs. I've lost about 8 since June and it was a hard hard battle.

I've decided that I really can't do it alone or without some other form of help.

So, Curves it is for me. I wonder if I'll ever have any curves? Probably not.

I don't think I ever had them even when I weighed 120 lbs out of college. (God that was 8 years ago)

So what I'm going to do now, is give you a recent picture of me. So you can remember my fat self.

It's me, looking like a goober! And a fat goober at that! Posted by Hello

Hopefully in a month or two, you'll see my thin self. (Not looking so much like a goober too)