Friday, July 31, 2009

Top 5 On Friday: Week 233

This week I thought I'd go with something a little silly, but fun for a topic.

Top 5 artists/musicians you'd marry in a heartbeat

Of course most of my answers involve artists that are already married. All the good ones are taken of course.

1. Elvis Costello - I love Elvis' geeky brilliance and his geeky everything else too. Plus I love a man with weird hat sense!

2. Paul McCartney - My first Beatle choice would have been George, but he's dead, so I'll go with Paul. (Even though I'd be miserable eating veg all the damn time. I would get skinny though...) Paul!! I need you! Paul!!! Notice I didn't say anything about his millions of dollars...

3. Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran: I don't really want to marry him, I want to go on shopping trips with him. I know he has a daughter...but I truly don't believe he really plays for our side.

4. Nick Lowe - What a handsome guy and he's even prettier in person. I like pretty.

5. Rob Thomas - How can you not like him? Pretty and a wonderful songwriter. Such a lovely combination. Plus I've heard he's an all around nice guy too.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

I Made A Fanmix!

I've never been one to do things like this before, but a good friend asked for one and I made it for her birthday. Its a David Tennant Fanmix!

1. Sophie B. Hawkins - Damn, Wish I Was Your Lover
Damn I wish I was your lover
I'll rock you till the daylight comes
Make sure you are smiling and warm
I have everything

Who hasn't looked at David Tennant and thought this?

2. Stephanie Carache - Mr. Player

Mr. Player Mr. Player Mr.player
Only trying to make you change
Mr. Player Mr. Player Mr.player
Ima make you a one woman kind of Man

Cos we all know that David has had more girlfriends than any man deserves.

3. Robert Plant - Tall Cool One

You stroll, you jump, you're hot and you tease
'Cause I'm your tall cool one and I'm built to please

I think the description suits Mr. Tennant to a tee

4. The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) Comic Relief Version

When I wake up, well I know i'm gonna be,
I'm gonna be the man who wakes up next you
When I go out, yeah I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who goes along with you
If I get drunk, well I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who gets drunk next to you
And if I haver up, Yeah I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who's havering to you

Firstly you have to see the pure joy on David's face here even though he didn't get to meet them until both he and The Proclaimers appeared on Graham Norton. The Proclaimers are David's favorite band.

5. The Fratellis - Mistress Mabel

Mistress Mabel, won’t you marry me?
I’m unable to take it seriously
I’ll be good, and you’ll be a minute
I wish you would, or I’ll drop you in it.
Oh dear Mabel wont you marry me?

Another one of Davids bands, plus he sports a Fratellis shirt all the time. See here

6. Cliff Richard - Never Say Die
Try hard
don't stop. Got to
keep on giving it all
you got.
Never give up
never give up
never say die.

David hates Cliff and he's vocal about it. I picked this particular song because I felt it summed up how The Doctor's mind works.

7. The Moody Blues - Deep

Like the footprints
Disappearing from the sand
I try to catch the thought
It slips right through my hand
And as the darkness
Throws it's cloak upon the ground
I start to run to you
I've got to take you down
I want to go deep

This is the Casanova song...yeah..definitely suits that film...

8. Harry And The Potters - Song For The Death Eaters

We aren’t scared of your masks or your cloaks
‘Cause we are wizards and are hearts are filled with hope
With curses flying around, we’ll stand firm and hold our ground
Our friends, they will fight with us ‘till you say bitter end but we say better and

You have no friends

Cos David is Barty Crouch Jr....a DEATH EATER!!!

9. Kenny Rogers - The Gambler

You got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em,
Know when to walk away and know when to run.
You never count your money when youre sittin at the table.
Therell be time enough for countin when the dealins done.

The obvious choice for Blackpool. Anyone that saw the opening scene with Peter Carlisle and the ice cream cone will understand completely

10. The Thompson Twins - Doctor! Doctor

I saw you there, just standing there
And I thought I was only dreaming yeah
I kissed you then, then once again
You said you would come and dance with me
Dance with me across the sea
And we could feel the motion of a thousand dreams

What a perfect song for Tennant's Doctor don't you think?

11. Seal - A Kiss From A Rose

There used to be a graying tower alone on the sea.
You became the light on the dark side of me.
Love remained a drug that's the high and not the pill.
But did you know,
That when it snows,
My eyes become large and
The light that you shine can be seen

I hate to say it because I hate Rose Tyler, but this is the perfect song

12. The Beatles - Martha My Dear
Martha my dear though I spend my days in conversation
Remember me Martha my love
Don't forget me Martha my dear

I know I know its about a dog..but it also suits Martha and just a little bit of the way 10 treated her at the beginning.

13. David Bowie - Hallo Spaceboy

(Hallo) Spaceboy, you're sleepy now
Your silhouette is so stationary
You're released but your custody calls
And I want to be free

Donna called him Spaceman..but I think Hallo Spaceboy fits for her.

14.Dubstar - Stars

But as the stars are going out,
And this stage is full of nothing,
And the friends have all but gone,
For my life, my God, I'm singing.

Astrids song...and an apropos song since Ten's song is ending...

15. Sarah Brightman - Who Wants To Live Forever
There's no time for us
There's no place for us
What is this thing that builds our dreams
Yet slips away from us?

Who wants to live forever?

This can only be the song for the "just can't die" Captain Jack Harkness

16. The Communards - Don't Leave Me This Way

Don't leave me this way
I can't survive, can't stay alive
Without your love, oh baby
Don't leave me this way, no
I can't exist, I'll surely miss your tender kiss
Don't leave me this way

A fangirls response to Tennant's departure from Doctor Who!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I Got This In An Email This Morning

Its such a pretty flower, but what's special about it, is that its come from my priest.

This is the first communication any of us that aren't in some way totally connected to the workings of the church since mid-June.

I was so glad to see something from him that I just started to cry.

I hope this was his way of telling us that he was OK.

I miss him terribly. He has such a dry wit, and he could always make me laugh.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Get This Out Of My Head

There are two reasons why this commercial is so wrong:

1. The nearest Baskin Robbins is about 25 miles away or more.

2. Stupid jingle gets stuck in my head for hours after hearing the commercial, which means its doing a damn good job @ trying to sell me ICE CREAM AND CAKEY CAKE!!! 15 seconds should not be that infectious!

Damn it. I want my ICE CREAM AND CAKE NOW!!!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

This Is So True

God I love the LOLCats!

Especially when they are spot on! This made me smile, which is hard to do on a Monday morning when I'd rather be in bed, instead of getting ready to go to hell,!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday Sunday

Typical Sunday here at Chez Mistress. Church, dinner with Dad, shopping @ Target and my very favorite, laundry. That's pretty much sums up most of my Sundays. Not a bad day. Not a great one.

Really after would be hard to have a great day. I mean, I went to Phipps Conservatory, shopped @ The Southside Works and ate at the Cheesecake Factory.

It truly doesn't get much better than that.

Especially when this is the cheesecake.

Now that was a cheesecake.

Still today was lovely too. It just didn't stand a chance next to Saturday!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Ugli Fruit

The last time I was at Giant Eagle I discovered this really whacky new fruit. If you listen to its Wiki page its a cross between a tangerine and a grapefruit.

All I know is that for $1.99 it was a very good fruit. I don't know that I'd pay that kind of money for it again. (No, I probably was good) The name definitely suits it that's for sure. Its a very UGLY ugli fruit!

Don't believe me about the Ugli fruit? Well check out the fruit's website and then go to the market and look for one of these. Yes, you'll spend more than you would for anything else, but its really worth it to try something this unique!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Top 5 On Friday: Week 232

Top 5 Female Fronted Bands

1. Heart: There's nothing better than this classic rock band fronted by Ann Wilson with sister Nancy occasionally taking the lead. Its a shame the 80s and an industry that cares less about music and more about image pushed them away from recording in the last 15 years. I have heard rumors of a new album though and I do know they are touring again, so YAY!

2. Siouxsie and the Banshees: One of the 80s finest new wave/post punk/goth type bands. Siouxsie Sioux was and still is one awesome lady. Plus there's just way too much good music like Peek-a-Boo and Candyman to be forgotten.

3. Blondie: Debbie Harry, nuff said, right?

4. The Bangles: Mmmm I love the 80s and growing up, these girls were high on my list of favorite bands. Still love Susannah when she records.

5. Over The Rhine: GAH! this band is the love of my life. Gorgeous music. And a musical couple I forgot about a few week's back on this meme. I'm so ashamed that I did that.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Don't You Hate It

When you start reading a book and about 40 pages in you realize that you read that book before, even if it was years ago?

I truly hate when that happens, because there are only a few books that I deem worthy of re-reading. That's why I'm having issues with the Harry Potter Series. I need to read books 5 and 7 but I know I'm going to end up reading all of them again so that the story flows for me.

But that doesn't bother me as much as picking up a random fluff novel and getting a third of the way through it only to have that feeling of reading deja vu.

I'm sticking with the old fluff novel though, because the next book on my reading list is Twilight and I don't know why I'm putting myself through that book. Its one of those books that you will either love or hate...and though I've always loved vampires I know that from what I've heard of the storyline so far, I'm going to hate this book with a passion.

So let's just say this little book I'm reading now is a piece in my procrastination puzzle. Its just a shame the fluff book I'm rereading couldn't have been a better one.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


~ Kitties are home and doing well, though they all are still a bit lethargic, but I imagine anyone with a hysterectomy would be feeling quite blah for a few days. Poor things.

~ I'm so sick of Better Off Ted getting moved around. I have no idea when its on half the time and I keep missing my damn show. Grrr.

~ Discovered a 60s band that I've somehow missed, Chad and Jeremy. Very awesome folky stuff, and typical in that one geek on cute one kinda way.

~ Need to buy the Over The Rhine Live From Nowhere Vol 4. However I need to know my paycheck is going to clear the bank on Friday to do that. More Grrrrr.

~ Found a copy of the book A Coal Miner's Daughter. Looks like I've got yet another book on my reading list. I hate finding books. I feel compelled to read them then.

~ I'm really sick of hearing about Michael Jackson. He's been dead for a month. Let HIM REST!!!

~ Still in need of a day off. Still waiting to find out when I'm going on vacation.

~ With each passing day I hate getting ready for work more and more, just about how I feel when I know I'm going to the gym.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Its Too Quiet

Yesterday we dropped Coco and Kit Kat at the vet so they could be spayed. They will only be gone 24 hours. In fact, after work today I'll be picking them up, but that doesn't make today any easier.

I wish there was an easier way to control the pet population. I wish putting an animal through a surgery didn't save them from unnecessary illness later in life.

A female cat that isn't going to have kittens is likely to get an infection of the uterus in her later years, and infection that will cost you a lot of money and result in her being spayed if you can afford the vet bills, so why not do it when the kitty is healthy and its cheap?

I'm only saying this because we didn't have our Itchy spayed until this happened. She was an indoor cat and all our males were fixed, so we didn't think it was necessary until it was almost too late.


That's what I have to keep reminding myself today while I'm worried about my two little babies.

I'll just be happy when my work day is done and I go bring my little ones home.

Monday, July 20, 2009

The Weekend In Recap

~ Spent quality time @ Jack's exercising, BOTH DAYS. I'm so proud of me.

~ Cleaned out part of the house. And when I say cleaned I really mean it.

~ Put together the rolling rack for my clothes. Now I need to get read of my dresser. I hate that thing so much.

~ Got to watch a few episodes of Being Human. I am officially in love with that show. It needs to air on BBC America NOW! Actually I think it starts next weekend.

~ Finished a review of a band from Iceland which was really good.

~ Decided that I absolutely must see The Ugly Truth in the next few weeks, as well as coming to realize I'm the only human alive that doesn't care about the Harry Potter and the Twilight movies.

~ Stayed up well past midnight every night and got up late too!

~ Felt like I did nothing to relax

Sunday, July 19, 2009


I finally got around to watching this show last Friday. In two episodes its become a favorite of mine.

In the last year, I went from a person that didn't like much telly, to a person with about 10 shows I adore. Most are on cable networks...or from other countries though. But Eureka is on SyFy...erm that should be Sci-Fi but the network is off its nut and wanted to be cute, so this is how they are spelling it these days.


But what I can't understand is how I missed out on this one for the most part 3 seasons without watching an episode until now!


At least I caught onto Warehouse 13 already. That's looking like its going to be a great show!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Late Night Blogging

Weekend blogging seems to be getting later and later each week. A lot of it has to do with the fact that I do a lot of stuff for my music blog on Livejournal on Saturday morning. Plus lately I've I've been trying to get stuff done around the house.

You have to really understand the age of our house and my mother's pack rat nature to really grasp the frustration I have. Combine her pack ratty-ness with her inability to move about well, and well a good deal of the cleaning falls on my shoulders, and I hate cleaning.

It doesn't help matters that we don't have a house that would ever be part of House Beautiful or any other magazine. Its a simple 6 room, 1 bathroom house, an old town farm house. Nothing fancy, but it is my house, and I'm trying to get it into fairly decent shape, one step at a time.

I've made huge progress in the last two weeks. I really hope by Christmas that I can have pictures to share of the house, without being too embarrassed by the hovel that I live it. may be a hovel but I love my hovel.

Back to work. Still more cleaning to do.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Soundtrack Mixes

I made these for a friend on Livejournal and I thought I'd share, since Bilbo asked nicely for them.

Augustus Gloop (Charlie & The Chocolate Factory)
Big Fish (Titles) (Big Fish)
Dead Man's Party (Back To School)
Dolores Claiborne Main Titles (Delores Claiborne)
Edward Scissorhands Theme (Edward Scissorhands)
Forbidden Zone (Forbidden Zone)
Happy (Bachelor Party)
Pictures (Big Fish)
Remains Of The Day (The Corpse Bride)
Rule The Planet Remix (Planet Of The Apes)
The Little Things (Wanted)
This Is Halloween (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
To The Future (Meet The Robinsons)
Try To Believe (Midnight Run)
Weird Science (Weird Science
Wonka's Welcome Song (Charlie & The Chocolate Factory)
Full Mix: Film Music For Elf People (68 MB)
Comments: Telling me to do a soundtrack mix without the Elfman is like bread without butter! Danny is my film score God, which is why he got his own mix with songs from films he scored and songs his band Boingo had in films.

Dolly Parton - 9 to 5 (9 to 5)
Bryan Ferry - Is Your Love Strong Enough (Legend)
David Bowie - Underground (Labyrinth)
Carrie Underwood - Ever Ever After (Enchanted)
Monty Python - Every Sperm Is Sacred (Meaning Of Life)
Garden Of Joy - Eyes Of A Child (Into The Woods)
Cyndi Lauper - Hole In My Heart (Vibes)
Roxette - It Must Have Been Love (Pretty Woman)
Geri Halliwell - Its Raining Men (Bridget Jones' Diary)
Diana Krall - Just One Of Those Things (De-Lovely)
Elvis Costello - Let's Misbehave (De-Lovely)
Olivia Newton-John - Magic (Xanadu)
Erasure - Magic Moments (Lord Of Illusions
k.d. lang & Andy Bell - No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
The Monkees - The Porpoise Song (Head)
The Beatles - I Need You (Help!)
Ann Wilson & Robin Zander - Surrender To Me (Tequila Sunrise)
Madonna - This Used To Be My Playground (A League Of Their Own)
Hugh Grant & Haley Bennett - Way Back Into Love
Full Mix: Film Music For A Darkened Theater (95 MB)
Comments: So many great soundtrack songs and I left so many off for fear the mix would get too big. I had to keep the two tracks from De-Lovely because that was the most awesome movie and soundtrack. Too many Erasure songs in films too. Magic Moments is so pretty as is Andy's duet with k.d. lang.

Top 5 on Friday: Week 231

From Music Memoirs

Top 5 Ways Music Has Made Your Life Better

1. Many a time music has kept my road rage from reaching the boiling point. No one wants to see me with road rage, believe me its not pretty. The world at large has Oingo Boingo to thank for that one. Many a time when I've been stuck in traffic, Insanity has kept me, well, SANE!

2. It has brought me joy in the form of new releases and concerts big, like Paul McCartney in the early 90s or the tiny Sarah Marince show @ Eat N' Park.

3. It has comforted me in times of distress and sorrow. I know it was unconventional but seeing the Nick Lowe concert the day after my gram passed away, took some of the grief away, even if it was only for a few hours.

4. It has given me inspiration. Back when I was really writing, and not just reviews music inspired the stories that I wrote. I wish I could be inspired like that again.

5. It has brought new friends in my life. I know several of my best friends now, I probably wouldn't have know if not for music.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Random Things I Have To Tell You

1. My Elfslut Says column is up for the week, go read it and join in on the discussion there.Why? Because comments make me happy. And that journal is set up so even those of you without Livejournal accounts can leave comments.

2. I'm averaging an extra $45 a month doing CD reviews. Any extra money is good, is what I always say.

3. CD Baby updated their website and my wish list and shopping cart disappeared. I have no idea what I had in it except for one CD. Grrr.

4. If my paycheck isn't good tomorrow @ 9 a.m. I think I will have to hurt people.

5. Sending funds from Paypal back to your bank account takes too damn long! 3-4 days? WTF! My credit card payments are processed faster than that.

6. Coco loco nut has taken on the role of climbing kitty. We continuously find her on the door in the kitchen trying to figure out how to get down. Cats are good with up..lousy with down.

7. If you haven't checked out Over The Rhine yet, why haven't you? The have a new album coming out on their website. A live concert performance and for $19.99 and shipping you get the CD and the download. Must buy this!! Go to Over The and check them out.

8. I have a buy one, get one free coupon for The Gateway Clipper for a scenic cruise. I want to go, and someone better come with me!!

9. I need my vacation. I also need to get out of the 'roi! And I need to find some cheap places to go, even if they are day trips.

10. Doctor Who Planet Of The Dead was such a meh epi. RTD may have revived the show, but his stories are lousy and his finales suck. I do not look forward to Tennant's last episodes.

11. The neighbor's Sharpeis like my sister and I better than their owner.

12. Made 2 mixes of songs from movie soundtracks and scores. If anyone would be interested in seeing them, let me know and I'll share.

13. Back to school is taking over. That's not fair its only the middle of July! I hate how summer flies by. I think I've mentioned that before.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I Hate Makeup

I guess as I'm getting older I care less and less about putting on more than foundation, powder and lipstick.

I mean who really cares?

Plus there's the added, no one ever sees me at work, and its not good for your skin to have too much of the stuff on when you are exercising.

I just can't be bothered.

People need to accept my natural beauty or just run away scared. (Most likely run away scared, but again, who really cares)

I used to spend at least 30 minutes slapping on my war paint, as so many men call it. What good was it?

None at all.

So for the time being, its just the basics for me, that will keep most people from running the other way when I'm around, but just little enough that I can retain my lazy morning routine, which is getting lazier by the minute

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

How A 40 lb Bag Of Cat Litter Ruined My Day

Sunday I went shopping, and because they had Tidy Cat on sale @ Giant Eagle, I bought a bag. The problem was it was a 40lb BAG. Most of the time Tidy Cat comes in plastic containers, which is why it costs so damn much. However it makes it easier to lift.

But I can't pass up $5.00 cat litter especially when its the kind that makes the unsavory task of cleaning the litter box easier.

Dumb dumb me, picks up the 40lb bag, without help.

Dumb dumb me regrets it on Monday when my shoulder tells me to go do rude things to myself.

Thank god for Advil! Thank god I had an errand to run @ work yesterday so I could stop @ Rite Aid and buy a small bottle of Advil.

I'm still a bit sore today but its nowhere near as bad as it was yesterday morning, when I was almost in tears and ready to hurt other people because I was in pain.


From now on...I take a boy with me when I buy cat litter!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Bugs Find Me Tasty

I have a window fan in my room and it actually keeps my room cooler than if we have air conditioning, plus it doesn't make me sick. I can't be highly in air conditioned places for long it makes my stomach wonky.

The only problem with the fan is that bugs come flying in through the window and find me for their next meal.

Let's just say I'm really itchy right now.

Crafty bugs.

My grandmother would say its because I'm so sweet. But we all know that I'm a sour puss! So why am I high on the food chain for these stupid bugs?


Its sad that I'm considering buying bug repellent to put on before bed.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Torchwood = Meh

I realize that part of the world hasn't watched the Children Of Earth mini-series yet, but I have to say: MEH. Russell T. Davies took a show that had quite a following and systematically offed any character that viewers liked.

This is truly not a way to make lasting TV.

I understand that its not the writer/producer/directors job to make everyone happy, but certainly they understand that people tune in for the actors as well as the stories.

With yet another member of the team...well DEAD and the other main character so freaking unlikable its hard to believe many will want a Series 4. I sure as hell don't.

Granted this was better TV than I've seen anywhere other than the USA network, but it was hugely disappointing too, because it wasn't the Torchwood that I've come to love during the last 2 series.

Sorry Uncle blew it...and please get your butt back to the UK, cos we really don't want you here.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Too Busy

Geeze its almost midnight and I didn't post, mostly because there's been so much to do. I spent the first 4 hours of my day assembling a cabinet for our kitchen. I know I've mentioned many times over that we have a very old house that doesn't have the niceties found in modern homes. No countertops. No cabinet space. Nothing.

So I bought a metal set of shelves @ Target and today, dad and I put it together. When I say dad and I, I say that loosely. Mostly dad just supervised and I put the damn thing together.

I think I got a better workout doing that than going to the gym.

Tomorrow I need to concentrate on a few CD reviews as well as some other things I need to get written.

Yup, another busy day.

I just want to sit around and chill dammit. Why can this not happen?

Friday, July 10, 2009

Eat N' Park Free Concert

Tonight I'm going out of a reasonably priced meal and a free concert by the lovely Sarah Marince. For those of you not familar with her, Sarah is a young country singer from Pittsburgh who is working her way to the big time and she certainly deserves it.

I was first introduced to her music when I went to see Lady Antebellum last year at the Fayette County Fair. Now most of you know I like some country music. Mostly country pop, and that's what Sarah does, much like Taylor Swift. (Only so far she's not hanging with the Jonas Brothers)

I'm going to try to catch the show, write a mini-review for Mossip and take some pictures, which I'll share with you.

Top 5 On Friday Week 230

From Music Memoirs

Top 5 Rock Couples (In this case where both parts of a couple are in the music industry)

1. Sonny and Cher: One of my favorite rock couples. Such polar opposites too, its no wonder they didn't last, but it was fun when it did.

2. Elvis Costello and Diana Krall: My two favorite people in the whole world. Why did she have to play Pittsburgh on a Wednesday night! Why!!!!

3. Paul and Linda McCartney: She may have had no musical inclinations before her marriage, but she was a member of Wings and one helluva lady. I miss her and Paul should stop trying to replace her.

4. Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore: They win as the most unlikely couple beyond a shadow of a doubt...he's talented and she's well...she's Mandy Moore.

5. Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks: The made Fleetwood Mac and though they never married and their relationship faltered in the band, they still were one helluva couple.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Another Week Almost Gone

Where is the time going? Why can't I utilize it properly anymore. I have so much to do but I feel like I'm spinning wheels, trying to get in exercise, stuff at home, stuff for my community on Livejournal with the reviews I'm getting paid to do. I have one I must do this weekend and another coming shortly after that.

My only problem is there's a time when I have next to nothing to do, but I can't get that kind of stuff done then. Plus I haven't set my laptop up so that I can take it to work and at least listen to the music I have to review.

So my wheels just keep on spinning.

It doesn't help matters that it seems like something gets messed up as soon as I finish cleaning or fixing something else.

Its a vicious cycle and one I really can't stand.

Why can't I have a normal vacation like anyone else on the planet? WHY? WHY? WHY!

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Cats and Collars

Having many cats in my life, I've learned a thing or two about them and collars over the years. The primary thing is "Cats don't like collars." If they have a collar, make sure that it stays on, because in 99.9% of the cases, if that collar comes off, they will never let you put it back on.

I've learned this through experience, even though I do have one cat that falls in the .1% of cats.

Every cat we owned started out with a collar and the collars stayed on for quite a while on each one of them, but when they managed to rid themselves of the offended piece of kitty clothing, it would never go back on. Well it would, but they just weren't having any of it. Anytime we tried to put it back on we were scratched or bitten.

Except Bootsie. But if you know anything about my big gray cat Bootsie, you will know that she's a little bit weird, which is probably why she has her collar back on now and I still have my limbs and most of my blood.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Tuesday Tunes: Week 90

From Music Memoirs

This week we will remember Michael Jackson:

Tell us two "good" things you will remember the King Of Pop for.

Sometimes its hard to not say things about Michael Jackson's weirdness, but there was a lot more to him than that, probably more than any of us knew, so here are the two things I'll remember him for.

1. Being the kinda guy that had enough of a sense of humor to let Weird Al parody two of his hit songs, Beat It and Bad.

2. The music; particularly Thriller which was huge when I was in grade school. That was the album that everyone had to have. I even had a copy and I was never really a huge fan, but you can't take away the greatness of songs like Billie Jean, You Wanna Be Startin' Something and Beat It. His music shaped a decade and then some, and perhaps it was the music that ultimately brought about his demise.

RIP Michael Jackson, probably the person that needed peace more than anyone else in the world

Monday, July 06, 2009

Summer's Over

I know you're thinking, WTF, summer just started, but I'm telling you its over. Even from the time I was a little girl I knew my b-day and the 4th signaled the end of the summer.


All the summer clothes go on sale now. In less than a week, you probably won't be able to find a bathing suit in a store, at least not until JANUARY! Yesterday @ Sears their swimwear was already 60% off! Plus once the 4th passes it always seemed like the rest of the summer just flew by and I was back at school.

So prepare for the next 8 weeks to fly by and for fall merchandise to start rolling into the stores, because summer is already over.


And just like the kid I once was, I feel a bit depressed that things start winding down now, even though they really have only just begun.

Sunday, July 05, 2009


I finally have some weight loss motivation. What is it you ask? A really sexy little red and black dress I bought some time ago and lost. Of course now I don't fit in it. At this point I intend to starve myself until I fit in it and can go to some really cool place in Pittsburgh wearing it.

~ I'm crazy, yes?

I need motivation, lots of it.

I'm hanging the dress on my door so that I can see it everyday and perhaps it will keep me from craving the food that seems to talk to me when I'm bored.

Yeah, I'm a boredom eater.

Damn it.

Do you know what? I have a very boring life! Please hide the potato chips please? And those white cheddar cracker too.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

4th Of July Randomosity

~ When did Wendy's stop with their breakfast menu? I loved their breakfast sandwiches. Thanks to them not being open, I was forced into going to McDonald's. Blergh.

~ Managed to exercise for about an hour today. Happy Happy, Joy Joy

~ Got a butt load of cleaning done. Maybe by Christmas the house will look presentable.

~ Have totally fallen in love with Rob Thomas' Her Diamonds. Actually I'm totally in love with Rob, but he's married so lusting is just no fun. Damn all these beautiful men for being married ~shakes fist~

~ Went to Critter Country Animal Park and communed with my animal friends, had a hot dog and a happy afternoon.

~ Baby peacocks are beyond cute.

~ I'm having a huge "missing grandma" time right now. I don't know why, maybe it was some old pictures I found, but I've been crying like a baby lately. I want my grandma!

~ Beer Brats = Yum, Land Shark Beer = Happy Andrea

Friday, July 03, 2009

Top 5 On Friday: Week 229

From Music Memoirs

Top 5 songs or albums from "The Dead Rocker's Society" (that means albums or songs by dead people, m'kay?

1. George Harrison - Thirty-Three and 1/3: I've always loved this hard to find Harrison album. So many wonderful quirky songs, like Crackerbox Palace and This Song that had splendid videos too.

2. John Lennon - Double Fantasy: If there was a little less Yoko and a lot more John, this album would be stunning. Its a shame John was blinded by Yoko. The lady CAN'T SING!

3. Dusty Springfield - Dusty In Memphis: How can you not love Dusty or this album? The woman had a phenomenal voice.

4. The Clash - London Calling: This is one of those punk bands that everyone really likes. They were damn good, and Joe Strummer was awesome and is sorely missed in the music world.

5. Elvis Presley - 30 Number 1 Hits: There are too many Elvis albums to choose from, but this one has to be the one I pick. It has just about every song a person would know by The King of Rock N' Roll

Oh and by the newest member of the Dead Rocker's Society:

Michael Jackson - Bad: Its not his number 1 seller, but I've always perferred Bad to Thriller, mostly because I love his Man In The Mirror.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

My Happy Birthday Mix

Here's my special b-day mix that I've been putting together every year. Hope you enjoy!

Elvis Costello - This Town
Gordon Lightfoot - Alberta Bound
Cher - All Or Nothing
David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes
Herman's Hermits - Can't You Hear My Heartbeat
Nick Lowe - Cruel To Be Kind
Diana Krall - Narrow Daylight
No Doubt - Don't Speak
The Cranberries - Dreams
Alison Moyet - Falling
George Harrison - Fish On The Sand
Jimmy Buffett - Fruitcakes
Grey Eye Glances - Hey Love
Julia Fordham - Hope, Prayer & Time
Over The Rhine - How Does It Feel (To Be On My Mind)
Rick Springfield - I've Done Everything For You
Roxette - Joyride
Madonna - Material Girl
Icehouse - My Obession
Limahl - Never-ending Story
Cheap Trick - Never Had A Lot To Lose
Duran Duran - None Of The Above
Lady Antebellum - Slow Down Sister
The Monkees - Someday Man
Jonatha Brooke - 10 cent Wings
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - The Waiting
Jimmy Somerville - There's More To Love Than Boy Meets Girl
Heart - These Dreams
The Beatles - Think For Yourself
Paul McCartney - This One
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
Def Leppard - Two Steps Behind (Acoustic)
Erasure - Waiting For The Day
Oingo Boing - We Close Our Eyes
The Moody Blues - Your Wildest Dreams

As Years Go By: Elfslut's 35th B-day Mix (182 MB)
Comments: This mix is comprised of songs I've loved and have touched my life in some way over the past 35 years. Its made of bands I've loved at some point, or at least had a small obession with. Whatever way you look at it, this is the music of MY LIFE!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Last Day of 34

Yup tomorrow's my 35th b-day, and thanks to payroll, I will not be taking the day off of work, and even more thanks to 4th of July falling on a f-ing Saturday, I won't even be getting Friday off.

How wrong is that?

So if I'm crabby tomorrow, please forgive me. I think I have a right to be, but I hate to think that because I have a day off everyone's paychecks will get screwed up and I don't want to have that on my conscience. Plus I like to know I have my own paycheck. So I'd rather work tomorrow than not have my paycheck on Friday, since all the banks are closed on Saturday.

It makes perfect sense to me I don't know about you.

Now go out and get me a present!