Sunday, May 31, 2009

It Was A Nommy Day

I took my dad to TGIFridays for dinner today and I had the new BBQ Chicken Cobb Salad, and OMG it was so very good. I love salads but few of them are so good that I don't leave a single leaf on the plate, but this was definitely one of them.

If that wasn't enough, when I went to Giant Eagle to do the grocery shopping for part of the week they had macaroons in the bakery! Fresh MACAROONS!!


I'm officially in a happy food coma.

It doesn't get much better than this.

Really, the only thing that could have made the day more nommy would be for a tiramisu to show up in my fridge! A homemade tiramisu that is, and since I don't know anyone that makes them, well I'll be content with what I've got.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

I'm So Embarrassed

I really want this album. Mitchel is that one Disney kid that I can't help but love. If I were 13, his picture would be on my wall. The Jonas Bros would not.

In fact, as far as the other performers on Hannah Montana go, I think he's just as good as ole Billy Ray. Miley, I can't take. She's a half assed actress and her singing is so so. I'm not saying Mitchel is a phenomenal talent, but at least he's sticking to the pop genre and so far not going on about purity rings etc. Please, just be a nice normal teenager.

But if you don't believe me, try his new earworm on for size. Check out the video for Hey.

Why didn't they make teenage boys this cute when I was in high school? Seriously, I had New Kids On The Block. Blech! Its just not fair! I demand a do over of my teenybopper years. I demand better pop stars!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Top 5 On Friday: Week 224

From Music Memoirs:

Top 5 songs that make you happy to be alive

1. Erasure - Don't Say You're Love Is Killing Me: Just listening to this song makes me want to get up and bounce around. God bless Andy Bell's cotton socks.

2. Mitchel Musso - The In Crowd: Mitchel has given me faith in some of the Disney poptarts. If I were 13 years old, I'd want him to be my boyfriend. He's so damn cute and I think he can actually sing. I will be buying his album.

3. Caitlin Crosby - Still Have My Heart: This song is so catchy and she has CHUCK in her video.

4. Elvis Costello - Man Out Of Time: Oddly a slow song but one that always gets me singing at the top of my lungs. This song was so inspirational for me at one time.

5. Keri Noble - Watch Me Walk: Such an empowering song and one of my favorite songs in the whole world. My life would be so blech without this one

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen things I plan to do this summer

1. Get more reading done. I'd like to read a few more of Gregory Maguire's books particularly the other two Wizard of Oz books.

2. Get to Idlewild and Kennywood at least once.

3. Use my new camera on a regular basis.

4. Get to Phipps Conservatory to see the Longfellow sculptures.

5. Go to Books-A-Million and a few other places in Wheeling.

6. Go to the Meadows Casino I dream of winning enough for a down payment on that Ford Focus! (At the rate I've been going, there's no money to put into savings, thanks to having bills for both myself and then my grandmother's house. What I have extra usually = a book or a CD, and thank you very much. I want a little joy each month.

7. Have a look @ the new Tangier Outlets in Washington, PA. They've been open almost a year, and I still haven't gone.

8. Take a weekend roadtrip somewhere. I don't really care where it is as long as its not my little hamlet of Charleroi on Mon.

9. See the Wild Things play a home game one Friday night when they also have fireworks!

10. Walk more (assuming it ever stops raining)

11. See at least two movies. Preferrably Up! and The Boat That Rocked.

12. Catch Deni Bonet in Oglebay in August!

13. Go to the Fayette County Fair!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

It Just Dawned On Me

As I was cleaning yesterday, that I've never read all the Harry Potter books. Nope, in face I totally missed out on book 5 and then 7. WTF! This is why I try not to get too involved in books that become huge series, you know, like The Vampire Chronicles, which I read most of, but not all

The simple fact is that most books like this can't hold my interest that long. I mean that's several thousand pages of the same characters and you can't read them out of order, which I apparently did, because I know I read book six. Plus I always end up picking up on something long after everyone else does, so those thousands of pages, I end up reading in order!


So that means if I buy the two books I need I'm going to have to spend a lot of time re-reading the damn books so I can figure out what the hell is going on.


So I don't know what the hell to do about that. Buy the two books I'm missing or just forget about it, like I have until now, and move on.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tuesday Tunes: Week 83

From Music Memoirs

Pick one artist you like: Duran Duran
1. The first song you heard by this band I have to say it had to be Rio, lets just say a love affair wasn't born then. It took about 10 years before I started my love affair with this whacked out 80s band.
2. Your favorite song by this band. Ordinary World from The Wedding Album.
3. One song you can't stand by this band Just a song? I'll top that, the whole Red Carpet Massacre album, which was a huge waste of $15.00.

Tuesday Morning Already?

Man oh man, the holiday is over already? I have no desire to go back to work today, but like just about everyone else (who hasn't lost their job or is retired) its hi ho hi ho, its off to work I go.


The problem is, the next day in the grand scheme of having days off isn't until July 4th and that falls on a Sunday. Now I know the gov't will celebrate on the Monday, but I'm just not sure the place where I work will.

See we're a small operation in the grand scheme of things and what the rest of the world does, well, I can't be sure, we do.

~big sigh~

I just fear that I won't be getting a day off until labor day now and that makes me very very tired.

Its much like my having a week's vacation, right now with the way things have been I'm, I am scared to ask about it.

~bigger sigh~

Let's just hope that's not the case, OK.

Monday, May 25, 2009

I Can't Believe It

My mother has tons of Ideals Magazines around the house. I've been finding them all over the place since I've been cleaning lately and its making me nuttier than I usually am. (And we all know that's pretty nutty)

What totally surprised me is that they still publish this magazine.

Its full of weird poetry and inspirational stories.

Its a good thing my mother doesn't know this, because there would be a couple hundred bazillion more laying around my house.

So its our little secret, ok?

Sunday, May 24, 2009

What A Lovely Day

I didn't spend any money, except on food at Rock Bottom Brewery where I had the spiciest jambalaya and a bread and cheese appetizer that were both to die for and some great pale ale. It was a meal fit for a queen!

Then we browsed Barnes and Noble, where I made a list of books I want to read. There are 14 books on that list. So now I'm going to have to see if any of them are available on my Book Of The Month Club, cos you know I need more books, like I need a hole in my head!

I think I sniffed all the fragrances in Bath and Body Works and tried a wonderful hand cream. If only I could get stuff like that in my regular routine, but lotions and what not are just something I just can't work into day to day life.

It was a day with a good friend, some good food and a lot of laughs! I wish I had more of these. I enjoyed every minute of it, even when it was pouring down rain.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

I Can't Believe I Got Shit Done!

It's 8 o'clock and I've done laundry, some cleaning, paid some bills and even took a walk.

Considering my lazy bug always bites me on Saturday morning this is quite an accomplishment.

I still have so much to do and so little time to do it. I need to start going through old clothes again, a task I truly hate doing.

But I've made a start and that's good, right? RIGHT!!!

Now if I can do a few things tomorrow I'll be really happy. I've found cheap camera at Best Buy that fits what I'm looking for, so I can have a camera with me all the time.

I have to say that one of the things on my to do list for tomorrow is to chill out on the couch and watch a movie. Not a bad idea in the evening when everyone is gone for the day.

Now if you don't mind....stuff to do..stuff to do..

Friday, May 22, 2009

Top 5 On Friday: Week 223

From Music Memoirs

Top 5 artists/albums/songs etc that you wouldn't have known if not for a friend. (This can be a combination of all three if you'd like)

A lot of the music I like now, I discovered through my friend Tina back when we were in high school.

Erasure - She loaned me a copy of the band's first album Wonderland, and she never got it back!

The Smiths/Morrissey: Yup she introduced me to them too. She's the depressed one though. She's still a huge fan, I'm not as into him as I once was.

Siouxsie and the Banshees: What would I do without Siouxsie? One of my favorite 80s chickees! Again discovered through Tina.

Peter Murphy: Another goth guy that I got into during the 90s as a result of Tina

Oingo Boingo: These guys came into my life through a boyfriend that was totally obsessed with Mr. Elfman. Mostly because at 17 he was a dead ringer for the guy. Oingo was the only thing I got out of that relationship. Fuck, I didn't even get to the prom.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Some people have triggers for anxiety issues, I have them for tears, at least where my grandmother is concerned.

Yesterday I went to get my summer hair. Yes, I cut the longer locks off. I hate long hair in the summer. I prefer my pixie cut but that's beside the point.

Two of the hair stylists were talking about an 88 year old woman that was still living in her house on her own. I sat there as my stylist snipped away, thinking that gram lived in her house on her own til the day she passed at 101 years of age.

I wanted to say something but didn't because I didn't want to have to start talking about gram. Until they mentioned their Emma.

I always find it funny when someone called her that. I swear only the ladies at the salon did. Everyone else called her grandma or Mrs. Rehula. In nearly 35 years, I never heard my gram called her first name alone. Relatives may have called her aunt Emma, but never just Emma.

I forced the tears back as they asked me how long its been since she passed, even though I wanted to scream that its been nearly 1 year and a month.

My gram was a special lady and I don't think I'll ever get over not having her around.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Dog Called Christmas

A Dog Named Christmas A Dog Named Christmas by Greg Kincaid

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Dog Named Christmas is one of those books that you know before you even start reading it, that by the time you reach the final page you'll be sniffling.

At least this book makes the tears happy ones. Unlike Marley and Me that has you sobbing at the end, because that was a memoir of a dog. This is a novel about how one dog changed the lives of a family that took him in for a shelter project at Christmas.

The characters are all very real and lovable though you'll be hard pressed not to want to pop, dad, George in the head many times throughout the story, but then again, he was only portrayed the way so many fathers would be in similar situation.

It was a short quick read that was definitely worth the time and a truly heartwarming story that expressed how an animal can change your life and how many animals are in shelters waiting for the family whose life they can change.
View all my reviews.

Its Gardening Time

I just spent another $20 on flowers for our yard. I think its safe to start putting the plants in. I really hope we don't have any more nights down in the 30s. Its getting old, very old. I'm sick of cold.

I bought some marigolds, a Lantana, zinnia and some sweet williams for the yard. I'm still not done shopping for plants though.

I can never be done, really. You can never have too many flowers. Well at least I can't.

I'm hoping that tonight I'll have some time to get the plants I bought put in. It will be good to see the yard with some color, other than the pansies.

I like color as you can imagine. I love purples and yellows and pinks and reds. When the garden is all brown I get sad.

So tonight if I don't have too many bazillion things to do when I get home, I'll be in my garden tonight communing with all my flowers and hopefully destressing just a little bit.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

1 Thing Not To Do

Never start a huge cleaning project when you only have 4 hours to complete it. I was doing some work in my parent's bedroom and I had to be done by 10 o'clock.


That was painful. And let me tell you, we got rid of loads of stuff, while unearthing more interesting stuff that we didn't know existed, or at least didn't remember existed.

I was working in that room until 10 and then until 11 cleaning up the residual mess that always occurs when you do a big de-junking.

The only plus I had last night was in surrounding myself with all the stuffed animals I found in the old crib that we finally got rid of. They kept me very very warm last night.

I don't care if I'm soon to be 35. I like my stuffed animals! Especially when its so flipping cold that the icicles have icicles.

I think when the time go nearer to 10 I was actually sitting on the floor crying because I knew this job would end up being extended into the next few days and I hate not being able to finish things on the first try.

Ah well there's much work ahead of me and I'm not going to like it.

Monday, May 18, 2009

I Feel Awesome

I told you about the two comments I had on my reviews this past week. Well, woot! I logged into my Myspace account and found another email from the band Down By Avalon. Now mind you, Down By Avalon is a band I discovered on my own through an awesome site called Reverbnation.

Its just so cool to receive recognition for something like this.

See deep down I've always wanted to be a writer, though this isn't quite the form of writing I ever expected to be doing. I really would prefer to write stories, but somewhere along the way all my inspiration for that kind of writing was killed.

But I guess it doesn't really matter though, because I have found something that I'm apparently good at and that I enjoy doing. (Plus it helps out artists that aren't signed to major labels too) So its all good.

If you want to check out my review of Down By Avalon and some awesome music by the band just go to here.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

I'm Ready To Open A Can Of Whoopass!

Ok, my old gym is still taking money from me even though my contract ended in March. I opened the bill from the Cemetery Association for the estate planning I'm taking care of for my family and somewhere either a payment didn't get applied or I forgot during my father's illness and ARGH!

I'm just sick sick sick of all this bullshit.

My question is why wasn't it on any of my other bills about the missed payment?


That's just sucked all the energy out of me for the day, because I'm totally consumed with being so freaking mad that I could spit.

Just once I'd like some of this shit to happen during the week, when I could actually call someone and get things taken care of without having to wait and wait til Monday.

Just a few more hours of seething rage to deal with. If you need me, I'll be under a rock, trying to keep myself under control

Another Mix, For Your Listening Pleasure

SheDaisy - Mine All Mine
Traveling Wilburys - Handle With Care
Justin Hayward & John Lodge - This Morning
Shawn Colvin - You & The Mona Lisa
Rachael Sage - Even Love Dies
The Cyrkle - Red Rubber Ball
The Wallflowers - 6th Avenue Heartache
Julie Doiron - Consolation Prize
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Blue Chair
The Monkees - Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere
Nick Lowe - When I Write The Book
Duffy - Mercy
Carlene Carter - Too Many Teardrops
Glenn Tilbrook - Genitilia Of A Fool
Rob Thomas - Her Diamonds
Full Mix: Cheerful Misery (71 MB)
Comments: Sad songs that sound happy with some folksy women thrown in.
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~ single files and full mix uploaded to mediafire.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

I'm So Excited

As you guys know, I do some freelance music reviews in my spare time, some for pay, some for the love of unsigned artists. Well this morning I had two really lovely thank yous from two of the artists I've reviewed in the past few weeks, The Beloved Infidel's who come from the Philadelphia area and Nicholas Howard.

Want to read what I wrote?

Nicholas Howard's review is here.

The Beloved Infidels' review is here.

If you like these artists, support them and buy their music. Its the only way the music industry is going to changed. Give the indie artists a fighting chance at a career.

Lord knows the airwaves are flooded with enough crap from all the Idol shows.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Top 5 On Friday: Week 222

From Music Memoirs:

Top 5 "Unique" voices

1. Elvis Costello: His is a voice you either love or hate. Its certainly not a pretty voice but it is one that I've always loved for some reason or another.

2. Tom Petty: There are times when this Florida rocker sounds a little too much like Dylan, however if not for songs like Don't Come Around Here No More and Stop Draggin' My Heart Around my childhood would have been so boring.

3. John Hiatt: Another wonderfully odd voice. He did a duet with Costello called Living A Little, Laughing A Little

4. Lucinda Williams: She's definitely a voice that's sometimes hard to take, but after she duetted with Costello on There's A Story In Your Voice. Check out Indoor Fireworks

5. Bob Dylan: I don't always like listening to recent stuff, but try Tangled Up In Blue

Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Mix For You

Jimmy Buffett - Come Monday
Hugh Grant - Pop Goes My Heart
Oingo Boingo - Skin
Madonna - Sooner Or Later
XTC - The Mayor Of Simpleton
OMD - Dream Of Me (Based On A Love Theme)
Tommy James - Love Words
Suzy Bogguss - Burning The Toast
Gordon Lightfoot - Inspiration Lady
Sugarland - Stay
The Moody Blues - Deep
John Lodge - Street Cafe
Sabrina Shaheen - My Love
Julian Lennon - Day After Day
The Spinners - Cupid
David Bowie - Absolute Beginners
Lady Antebellum - Home Is Where The Heart Is
Over The Rhine - Let's Spend The Day In Bed
Full Mix: How Do I Love Thee (107 MB)
Comments: Songs about in love...finding love...wanting love. Some mushy...some silly...some dark but in my book all lovely. The Moody Blues song is particularly...erm moving.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I Want Out

Of my house that is. I want to go to Wheeling, and not to the casino either. I want to go to the shopping plaza by the Cabela's. No I don't want to go to Cabela's. I'm totally against the great hunter unless said hunter uses the animals for food and not decoration, but that's another story altogether.

Why I want to go there is because they have a Books A Million. I can't help but be intrigued by the store. Sure we have Borders and Barnes and Noble, but Books a Million? Nope we don't have one of those around here.

Oh and then there are the restaurants. Feast your eyes on the menu at Cheddar's Casual Cafe and another sports bar type restaurant we don't have in Pittsburgh. Not that my butt needs restaurants like that, but hey, I appreciate good food. I appreciate food!

Books and food and clothes and music.

My favorite things and Triadelphia (which is essentially Wheeling) has them all.

Now if only I could get there.

~glares angrily at Bernie the Beretta~

Anyone up for a road trip to Wheeling?

I didn't think so :(

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Someone Please Stop My Little Alarm Clock

I don't know why Skimble craves attention at 4 a.m. but he's like an alarm clock. He jumps on the bed and starts hunting toes and fingers every night/morning at that time.

But its getting old. I'm going to have to sleep with my door shut from now on, and that sucks, because I like to wake up to a kitty curled up at my feet.

But no, that's not likely to happen, because Skimble wants to attack my feet and then he wants love. It takes at least 15 minutes of petting him to get him to lay down or leave my room when he decides to hunt his prey.

None of the other cats were ever such toe/finger biters. And what's really odd is he's like clockwork.

At 4 a.m. a little bell must go off in his brain saying, go bite mom, because I needs lovins.

Weird little cat that Skimble and he's so damn cute its disgusting. If only he could get over his little thing with the toe biting. I'd really like to get a full nights sleep one day soon.

Monday, May 11, 2009

I Want To Reclaim My Night

Why? Because I slept horribly. I had cramps, sorry guys, if you wondered why I was sounding bitchier than usual, now you know.

The kittens decided that 4 am was a great time to plan a sneak attack on my feet. Well the one kitten mostly and that's Skimble the great white and brown hunter.

Dad's alarm goes off at an obscene hour of the morning.

When I did sleep I was having nightmares. Yay for the Tylenol PM not working properly.

The only thing that I can think of is sleep right now, and how I'm not going to getting any of it, until much much later this evening.


And tonight's the only night where I enjoy ever show that's on from 8 til 11. I hope I don't fall asleep during the season finale of Castle!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

My Duff Won

I did get to one cemetery yesterday and I did the laundry, oh and miracle of miracles, I went for a short walk. Anything else that I was planning on doing well, laziness took over.

My lazy gene is apparently very strong.

Today however I have to fight back against the duff.

I need to get to Wally World, CVS, possibly KMart and then mum wants KFC for dinner since getting out for her is not an easy task.

The sad thing is for some reason I feel like I had a hugely busy day and I'm dead tired. Go figure.

I'm fighting a losing battle with my duff. The power of the duff is strong. However if I get moving shortly I may prevail today. The word of course is "may."

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Lazy Saturday Mornings

Most days I get up and get going pretty quickly, but for some reason, no matter how much I have to do, whether it be going out of the house kinda stuff or just piddling stuff to do for my websites. Several of those reviews I post about on Mossip are part of my freelance job. Yeah I get paid for those. At least some of them.

Today I need to get my butt up off the computer chair for a bit so I can put in some of the flowers at the cemeteries. I hate doing that. Mostly because I hate geraniums. Why these are the dead people flower of choice I don't know. But Blech! I really hate doing this, and I have 2 cemeteries to go to.

Which means at 10:18, I really should be getting up off my duff and getting shit down.

However my duff has other ideas.

It always does.

I like my lazy time. However I life seems to dictate that I don't get to have much of it. I will prevail somehow!

Friday, May 08, 2009

Top 5 On Friday; Week 221

From Music Memoirs

Top 5 songs that your mother likes

1. Elaine Paige - Memory
My mother has always loved this one. It took ages to discover who was singing this back in the 80s when it came out.

2. Master Of The House from Les Mis
Mom and Dad love this musical and this one of the highlights of the show. Such a fun song. I love that the singer uses a cockney accent even though this musical takes place in...erm...FRANCE!

3. Michael Ball - When A Child Is Born - This version have Claire Moore (from Phantom) singing with him.

One of the most beautiful Christmas songs ever.

4. Edwyn Collins - North Of Heaven
This was never a released single but it was one that I played a lot in my car back in those days when mom got out more. Edwyn's lyrics were about moving North of Heaven because he was tired of living south of Hell. Great song.

5. The Proclaimers - I'm On My Way
My mom shares this with the 10th doctor, she likes The Proclaimers. But how can you not love these Scottish twins?

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Random Things

1. I had my ultrasound yesterday on the boobie and all is well now for another year. Yay! Now if only the tech hadn't scared a few years off my life saying but there are lots of things in this area. You do not say shit like that during a cancer screening damn it!

2. Discovered a new band called Elizabeth and the Catapult. They were on the soundtrack to Renee Zellweger's lastest awful movie, New In Town. Their song was great.

3. Why is it that I can't stay awake for the shows on at 10 o'clock. I can force myself to stay awake for Castle on Mondays, but anything else, I end up losing the last 10 minutes of at least.

4. I posted my weekly article at mossip Elfslut Says and my review of the Philadelphia band The Beloved Infidels.

5. We interrupt this post for a cute kitty pic

6. Any time I go down 2nd ST hill here in the 'Roi, I look for the Hobbit garage. Funny how you don't notice things all your life but when you find them, you always see them?

7. I've totally become addicted to Facebook. If you haven't added me yet, this is my profile.

8. The best place to discover new music is Reverbnation.

9. Why can I not finish Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book? I like it? But my cheesy romances are trumping it. I've been reading less than 10 pages a day on that one. I may finish it by Christmas. ARGH!

10. I need to get to the green house to buy mother's day flowers for the graves. I also have some posies for gram.

11. I Can Haz Cheezburger is the site that holds my sanity together!

12. Egg and Chipped Ham sandwiches = Yum

13. Pondering a Canon Powershot camera. Someone please tell me this isn't necessary to my existence?

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

One Last Bit Of Prodding

Today is my followup Mammogram and I will be so glad when its over. Both things they found were benign but I just can't help but worry.

I just want it all to be over and done with.

I'm hoping that after this followup I don't have to go back for at least another year, or until I'm 40.

I'm sick of doctors. I'm sick of tests. I just want all this to be over with. I want to have a little bit of time when I don't have to worry about something.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009


Everyone knows how much I love Big Bang Theory. Its possibly the show that I love the most that's on the telly that comes from the US.

Last night's episode was the first one that ever made me go, "meh."

It was cute, but the whole Penny, Leonard, Friend from the Comic Book Store thing was pretty lame. I've watched most of the first 2 seasons of this show and last night was the first time I was totally unimpressed by the episode.

That makes me sad, because that was one of the shows that I always considered to be good no matter what. Of course, the whole Leonard/Penny thing is rather dull, its more fun when Penny is interacting with the other guys who are really more socially inept. Leonard is too much of the "normal" one.

It should have been so much better considering the back story was about Howard's space toilet. And yes the toilet humor was so much funnier than the whole Penny thing.


I never thought I'd be disappointed in this show. The writers were doing so well, but I guess everyone has an off episode now and then.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Random 10 - Week 203

From Music Memoirs

10 songs that sum up your weekend...or were on your weekend playlist...and one picture that relates back. (oh, and if you feel like it, tell us why you picked the songs you did)

Sure I listened to a lot of music when my nieces weren't driving me totally batty, but I really only listened to one album and that was the one I reviewed.

Here it is


And here's the picture from my Saturday walk through town.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

An Interesting Picture

Originally uploaded by moodylady
You can see the family grave in this picture but what you can't see is that the first tombstone is just a little bit too close to that big old oak tree. Had I come from the front of the grave you would see that the tombstone there is about ready to fall over, because the tree is starting to take over.

Our family grave sits on the hit overlooking the toll road, RT 43 from Sacred Heart cemetery. Its a good catholic cemetery so I'm sure they've informed the family of the issue with the tombstone.

I'd hate to come to see my loved one only to find the stone toppled over.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

The Hobbit Garage

Originally uploaded by moodylady
I snapped this shot today and I had to share it. This is a freaky garage located in my town of Charleroi on Mon. Its a whacky round building and the best part is that if you were to pull your car inside, there's a turntable like device that will spin your car around so that its face the door, so that the driver wouldn't have to back out.

How neat is that?

Saturday Morning

I love my family but when they visit the whole household gets into an uproar. We have to listen to BS from my brother about our animals and about things he things I should do with my life.

It makes the whole weekend become one big fight at some point. Not usually when he's around, but in the hours when he's not there, because everyone is worried about how the house looks or where the cats are and to be perfectly honest I wonder why we should care. He's my mom's son. If that stuff bothers him, he should keep his mouth shut during his visits.

Mom loves the animals. As anyone can see, they are well cared for. I take them to the vet and see that they are fed. The nephew and I clean there litter boxes. Truthfully the problem animal is the 14 year old dog, but he's family and we won't do anything to hurt him.

It was always like this. It makes me wonder, is he ashamed of us?

This weekend, which we want to be fun, will be a pain in the ass.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Top 5 On Friday: Week 220

From Music Memoirs

Top 5 artists you might not have listened to if not for the internet (tell us how you discovered them)

1. Judd Starr: I discovered his album Spirit and Skin through the internet. It was totally random too and was probably one of my best finds last year. His music is like Duran Duran only better, more intelligent and with less makeup. Oh and go to CD Baby and buy his music. NOW! Actually you should have bought it yesterday!!

2. Deni Bonet: I read her blog for ages, but never listened to her music until last year and boy am I glad I did. Anyone that sings a song called Fuck It is ok in my book.

3. Keri Noble: Would you believe I discovered her while surfing blogs awhile back? I bought Fearless as a result of that and I've been a fan ever since.

4. Down By Avalon: I found them while shopping at CD Baby. If you like The Moody Blues, click on the link and listen to their songs on Reverbnation. You won't be sorry.

5. Chris Blake: He actually found me, and I'm glad he did. His Waves CD and his new EP Tetris should be in everyone's collections. Great stuff!