Saturday, October 31, 2009

Cleaning, Goodwill Shopping and Album Reviewing

I'm still dejunking my closets. You have no idea how much clothing has gone from my house to Goodwill. I took another huge garbage bag to the store in Belle Vernon. I still have loads more clothes to go through. Its depressing but I've reached a point in my life when I know I will never get my butt into a size 4 again. Heck, getting into a 6 may be pushing it right now.

So needless to say, when I went to drop off the clothes, I went in the store, and when I left, I brought along books and yet another sweater. I have quite a lovely cheap sweater collection now. So bring it cold! I will be toasty warm!

Now if only I could find jeans that would fit my fat butt!

It was nice to find some paperbacks for 99 cents a piece! That's probably the best used book price out there.

Yes, they were old Harlequins, but I don't care. I enjoy those kinds of stories. They make me happy and that's all that matters.

I didn't want to come home from my outing, even though my groceries would start to spoil because I have a review that I've been working on for a few days and lately its been taking a lot out of me to write 500 words. Now I have to start on Artists To Watch which I've been really slow at getting posted.

I just want to sit back and read.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Top 5 On Friday - Week 246

From Music Memoirs

Top 5 artists or bands that you wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley

1. Amy Winehouse: I wouldn't want to meet this lady in a place full of light. She is one creepy looking woman. Plus who knows what kind of drugged out alcoholic binge she might be coming off of!

2. Marilyn Manson: He's another one that I wouldn't want to encounter anywhere. I realize the makeup is all a persona, but lordy the man is creepy, highly intelligent too, but very very creepy.

3. Madonna: OMG, she creeps me out something awful anymore. I liked her before she was so...erm...NUTS! I liked dime store hooker looking Madonna. You know when she started out. Now she's just scary from all her trying to look young while she's well into middle age.

4. John Barrowman: I couldn't hold myself responsible for the slug I'd give him if I met him in a dark alley. This man scares me with his media-whorishness and it annoys me.

5. Lady Gaga: Do I really have to explain why? I think the VMA outfit would be a sufficient reason.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

There's nothing like a warm camp fire

The Demon House wasn't all that scary, but the outside of the haunted house was pretty awesome. They had games, a movie, concessions and the most wonderful bonfire ever.

I had no desire to leave my place on the log because the fire was so warm. I kept asking for marshmallows! No fire that big and warm should go without a long stick with a burnt marshmallow at the end!! Tasty!

As for the Haunted House, it wasn't scary but the people they had working for them were pretty awesome, especially the guy in the Zombie costume working the crowd.

I would have been more impressed if they didn't do half the house in clowns. Clowns don't scare me one iota.

But oh did I love that bonfire. Have I mentioned that yet? Really it was so warm and wonderful. I wanted to tell spooky stories or something.

Yeah...that's the romantic in me creeping out. Don't tell anyone about it.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I'm Doing Something Different Tonight

Tonight, instead of watching my favorite TV shows, I'm going to The Demon House I'm really looking forward to having the shit scared out of me. I haven't been to a haunted house since I was in college.

I'm sure it will be quite an experience, plus its close by and there's nothing else to do tonight, except watch TV! So I'm going to be brave. I'm going to get the hell out of my house and I'm going to have some spooky Halloween fun!

Yay me!

So if I disappear off the face of the earth its because something undead came after me!


Hopefully something as hunky as Dracula in Van Helsing!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesday Tunes: Week 106

From Music Memoirs

What is the creepiest music video you've ever watched?

It's a tie! Both videos however have the same vocalist, keyboardist and drummer.

The creepiest video goes to Duran Duran with Wild Boys. This video scared the crap out of me when I was in grade school! It still does actually and the song has never really been a favorite of mine either. However, Simon was smokin' hot in the video.

Arcadia's Election Day would be the second most creepy video

I think this one speaks for itself.

Book Challenge Update

I know its been a few weeks but I just thought I'd shoot out an update on how many books I've read for the Harlequin reading challenge. I'm up to 6! Woo hoo! I'm about halfway through book 7 too! Only 94 more to go! I'm really quite proud of myself for getting this many done in about 2 weeks, since I've read a few that were more than just typical cheesy romances.

This week I'm taking a break from brain books though and I'm going to be reading some fluff.


Because I feel like it.

Over the weekend I'll catch up on some of my deeper reading. Well probably not deeper, just longer novels. I've got a Jennifer Weiner (yeah poor lady that's her name) sitting on the shelf waiting to be picked up.

I really want to make it to 100 books. Its just a shame that there aren't that many days left in the year!! ARGH! I must read faster!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Remember How I Was Supposed Relax This Weekend?

Well, it never happened. I ended up running around my area for most of the weekend. Between going to the bank to deposit some much needed funds to basic grocery shopping and work outs. I ran myself ragged.

Yesterday was even worse. If you want to see what I got myself into check out my rant on Wenches. Suffice to say I hardly got any sleep last night and I have to make one more trip to Goodwill with a huge bag of clothes.

At least I was productive. That's a plus, right?

Tonight I hope to start work in the kitchen. The one room of the house that gets the messiest all the damn time.

Wish me luck, because I'll need it.

Maybe next weekend I'll get to relax?


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Its Getting To Be That Time

Halloween is almost upon us. Do you know what that means?

Christmas is coming!

Which means in the next 40 days I need to get the Christmas 2009 mixtape in order.

I usually send a few out as Christmas cards to my family and friends both online and in "real life." so I need to know which friends online want the CD card this year and which ones would prefer me to send out a download link. That way I know what supplies I'm going to be needing.

So either comment here or email me to let me know which way you'd prefer to get your Christmas Card from me. Also if I'm mailing, please shoot me an email with your address because there's still some snail mails that disappeared in the conversion from the HP to the Dell!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Things That Make Me Smile

Pumpkin Spice Lattes make me grin from ear to ear during the autumn. This is one of two kinds of coffee that I will spend $4.00 for. Usually I have a policy of not buying any drinks that cost more than $2.00 unless there is alcohol involved. This and the Peppermint Mocha @ Christmas are two exceptions..sometimes another holiday coffee will tempt me, but these two that will cause the money to fly from my wallet.

I am a disciple of Mika. Its been a very long time since I've fallen hard for a pop musician. I can't stop listening to his two CDs. They are really stunning in a Queen meets Erasure and Jimmy Somerville kind of way. It doesn't hurt that he's such a cutie pie. I just want to hug him and kiss him and keep him all to myself. You know like that crazy red haired girl in Animaniacs? Yeah. I would be like that with Mika!

Greg Proops has made me smile for the last...oh almost fifteen years or more. That picture I posted yesterday was the smile of a girl meeting someone she's idolized and lusted after for years and years. It was so wonderful that he was such a sweet guy and I was so lucky I didn't pass out at his feet.

Last Saturday was truly a stellar night. I'm glad I get one night like that a year. It makes the rest of the days worthwhile!

This new USA show kicks some serious butt, plus its got the comedy edge to it that all USA shows have. Oh and see that guy? Matt Bomer. He's now on my list of men that need to be cloned and distributed to the female population.

This is going to be a new must watch tv show for me now on Friday nights. I still have to wonder how they are going to replace Monk, because that show is truly brilliance!

Yup...these are a few of my favorite things...

Friday, October 23, 2009

Its That Picture!

I finally got the picture and unbelievably enough, I look cute. So does that specky dude holding on to me. He could have held on as long as he wanted to. I wouldn't have complained. I mean that's Greg Proops aka my honey bunny pookie pie! The geek of my dreams.

I also want whatever they were drinking that night, cos all of them were way happy and some of them were way drunk. But they were happy nice drunk so I'm not complaining.

But really..I look cute...Greg looks cute...Its all good.


Top 5 On Friday - Week 245

You guys know the drill. Play along in the comments or in your journal. This meme is created for my site Music Memoirs. Feel free to go there and check out my other two weekly memes and play along.

Top 5 Top 5 songs you like to sing a long with.

Mika - We Are Golden
I dare you not to get caught up by this infectious song. I sing it all day long sometimes. Even when its not playing.

Erasure - Don't Say Your Love Is Killing Me

This is one is just as catchy as Mika and even my mom would sing along with this one.

Duran Duran - The Reflex

By far one of my favorite Duran Duran songs and one I can't not sing with.

Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach - This House Is Empty Now

I realize that most of this list is very upbeat, but this song is a ballad, but there's something about this song that makes me want to sing a long, especially when EC gets to the line "Does the extinguished candle care about the darkness."

Diana Krall - Narrow Daylight

You know I don't know why I sing along with this one, I just do. Probably because its my favorite Diana Krall tune.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Celebrity Infatuation

We live in a time when celebrities are treated almost like Gods. Sometimes it really baffles me. Not that I haven't gone goofy over my share, because I have.

But why?

Most of these people are just like you and me, only they have a talent and some money.

Some of them aren't even all that nice.

I've been fortunate, I've met some of the nice ones; Elvis Costello, Peter Noone, Gary Puckett, just about all of the Whose Line Cast, Gordon Lightfoot, those Moody guys...

But why do we go all stupid over them? Especially when you meet them to find they're drunk. At least nice drunk as opposed to nasty drunk. But it really makes me wonder. We have such high expectations of these people and really they are only doing a job. Plus we poke our nose into every corner of their lives, including who they eat, drink and sleep with. Tis a pity.

Give me the money and stick the fame where the sun doesn't shine. I don't want half the world's nose butting into my business. I have enough with my own family. I almost feel sorry for some of them. Not all of them mind you, some of them ask to be harassed.

That's not to say I won't turn into a blithering looney the next time I encounter a celebrity, but it does make you wonder, why we give them special treatment when they aren't much different from us, except in the bank book.

I Wonder

How long it will take to get my picture from last Saturday Night? They had their own person taking the group shots and unless you were lucky enough to have a big group of people it was too hard to have someone step out of line to take the photo for you. So now I have to wait until the cultural trust emails or snail mails me my picture.


I want to see me and Greggie!

He had his face right up against mine. And I'm sick of waiting! I've waited years to see Greg up close like that and actually get to meet the man.

Yes, I'm crazy like that.

But I still want my picture!!

Cos these aren't enough!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

In A Lousy Mood

I'm just not a happy camper. I've had to deal with insurance companies about things this week. I've had to deal with trying to sell something of my grandmother's and I've been trying to figure out when in gods name I'm going to be able to get to the damn dentist.

This could start my rant on why aren't vision and dental automatically considered part or a basic health care plan? Are we not supposed to see? Are we to live with tooth pain? Apparently so, unless you are in the lucky batch of people that work for companies that provide them. Fuck, you should be lucky that you work for someone that provides any, cos I sure as hell don't. And sometimes you work for someone that provides it, but it is so expensive and such a lousy plan it isn't worth it.

Have I ranted?

Am I sick of shelling out $159 for a high deductible plan and its 5 year pre-existing condition clause?

Fuck, Yes.

But I could go on and on about how I want to bitchslap the people that don't seem to think health care reform needs to happen. I don't know if we need the gov't to run health care, cos they sure as hell can't run anything else, but something needs to be done.

And on that note, I'm going back under my rock. It's nice and dark there and I can sleep.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Things That Piss Me Off

I love my brother dearly, but sometimes he inadvertently hurts my feelings. See every time he has pictures posted of his kids or trips, mom and I have to make sure we see them and comment on them.

However if I have pictures posted I almost never hear a peep out of him. In fact I didn't even hear a "Did you have a good time?"

Maybe I'm being a little childish, but it would be nice to know that a family member cared. He's on flickr and facebook with me. Plus I'm proud to say that a good many of my pictures from Saturday came out nicely.

You can see some of them here. I'll be putting more of them up in the next day or so, when I don't have scads of stuff to do after work.

Grumbles grumbles grumbles...just cos a person doesn't have an expensive camera, doesn't mean that they can't take decent pictures.

Monday, October 19, 2009

What A Nice Thing To Wake Up To

My mind was in some serious overdrive last night. I was dreaming of being at Monroeville Mall and Mika and Sliimy were there. I have seriously been listening to too much Mika lately, he's invaded my brain.

I think the dream was too much for me because I woke up with a king sized headache, which is something I'm not really used to doing. I have a feeling my sinuses are about to act up again, which is not something I want to deal with, but this weather isn't helping much.

I'll take the dreams about Mika, cos he is pretty darn cute, but headaches, no way. I don't want them.

It didn't help matters that I took a nap yesterday and I didn't fall asleep right at night. My body only likes extra sleep at bedtime.

Go figure, its picky.

And I wonder why I have a headache?

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Whose Live Is It Anyway!

Last night's show was truly awesome. The players, Greg, Chip, Ryan and Jeff were all in fine form. Playing every manner of Improv games made famous by the the show Whose Line Is It Anyway. You know where the points don't matter?

These two handsome blokes are Jeff Davis (the younger one) and Greg Proops (My sweetie Pookie Pie). Have I mentioned I've crushed on Mr. Proops for as long as I can remember?

Last night I had the pleasure of meeting and talking to the guys, if just for a few minutes. I got my program signed by all 4 guys and Greg signed two of his comedy cassettes that I've had since nineteen yeden.

It was a fun fun evening, and I've been waiting years to get that close to Greg Proops. You'll understand more when you see the picture. Which I hope I will have by the end of the week.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Off To See Whose Live

Not much to say today, except I'm going to see Improv comedy at its finest tonight. Other than that, its cold, wet and boring.

So if you don't mind, I have a date with Greg Proops tonight. I hope his wife doesn't mind if I borrow him for a few hours!

I'll give him back! I promise!

Friday, October 16, 2009


OK, I caved and I created a Shelfari account. If you have one you can follow me here. Be warned I like romance novels!

I'd play with that site more, but the computer I'm on right now is being most uncooperative.

To those of you that use that site, why did you choose it over Goodreads? I havent' decided which I like better or if I will eventually abandon one.

So any of you Shelfari people want to chime in and let me know what you think of the site and if you moved from Goodreads, I'd really like to know why.

Thank ya!

Top 5 On Friday - Week 244

You guys know the drill. Play along in the comments or in your journal. This meme is created for my site Music Memoirs. Feel free to go there and check out my other two weekly memes and play along.

Top 5 artists/bands you'd like to see in concert but never have. (they have to be still around too...)

1. Erasure: They came to Pittsburgh the year before I discovered them and they haven't been back since. This is wrong on so many levels.

2. Mika: A girl has got to dream right? I know I have at least one other person dreaming with me on this...and if we both got close enough, Mika would be learning a bit more about the opposite sex, something a few of us are sure he doesn't know nearly enough about.

3. Over The Rhine: They keep playing the Burgh and I keep missing them. Boo! There was a concert saga last year and I'm still sad about it all. I hope one day I get to see them.

4. Keri Noble: Russ got to see her! I'm still jealous. Stamps foot. Play the Burgh Keri!!!

5. Sarah Brightman: I would love to see the Vegas-like show she puts on. Plus I love Sarah for her over-enunciation and new agey weirdness.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

What To Do With 4 Vacation Days?

I still have 4 days left. I don't know when to take most of them. I know when one is going to be used, and that's when my dad goes for his colonoscopy. Yay, fun day off right?

If I'm lucky I'll be able to take the day after Thanksgiving, which is called Andrea gets to sleep in and not go near a shopping plaza day.

But there are two others and I don't want to waste them.

I either want to use them on a day when I want to do things either at home or out and about, or for that vegetation that I so desperately need, since my paid holidays this year were cut down by one. However I lost a few days of work when my dad was in the hospital, but somehow those days weren't relaxing. I can't imagine why.

I truly envy people that get more than one week of vacation a year and personal days. I just keep reminding myself that I don't get written up or whatnot whenever I have to leave work to take care of a parent's health problem.


It could be worse I suppose, I do have a job.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Book Challenge!

I've actually started to participate in the Harlequin reading challenge.

For every book I read, they'll donate one to the National Center For Family Literacy. The goal is 100,000 books this year, with personal goals around 100. Now I know it's late in the year, but I figure every bit counts, plus I read a lot, Harlequins and others.

So if you know any ladies that are online and like their romances and like to read, send them here. Taking part doesn't take up much more time than what it does to read a book and its for a really good cause!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Giant Eagle Market Distict

OMG I went into this grocery store on Sunday afternoon in the Upper Saint Clair area, which from here on in will be known as Richieland, because that's where all the rich people live.

This is the most incredible store I've ever been in. It flipping has everything; from a cafe to a take home soup and salad bar, rotisserie chickens and whole section of imported cheeses, a place with chocolates and fresh roasted nuts oh and a PICKLE BAR!


The store itself is so big you can get lost in it. Each aisle is actually double what it is in a normal Giant Eagle. Not to mention their are several more aisles of frozen foods. I think that's because they devote a lot of space to ethnic foods. Their were 2 aisles of foods from Poland, Germany, Mexico, France and Italy to name but a few. That carried over into the frozen aisle as well.


So much food, so little time. I could feel my waistband expanding just being in the place!

Oh and on a none food note..they had a bigger DVD aisle then KMart and they had just as many books too, though there is no discount on them there, so it would be totally whack to buy them.

Damn you Richieland! Damn you to HELL! I want my Market District Giant Eagle!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Missing Mondays

I was seriously missing my college days last night. Not that I particularly enjoyed them but because I always had my schedule so rearranged that I only went to school 3 days a week and I had two days off.

Oh how I long for those days off. It was so nice to only be scheduled to do things 3 days out of 7.

I was never exhausted.

Life was so much simpler then too.

I had a car I trusted. Mom and Dad were younger and were able to go out and about with me more. I know I've mentioned that I miss that too. I really missed that when we were at Triple B this weekend. Mom would have loved to have seen all the pretty things and the food at the farm market and the storybook pumpkin patch.

Getting old sucks.

It means more stuff to miss and less stuff that you can do.

Geeze and I'm only 35!

Still I wish I had my college schedule back. Maybe I could get a few things done then!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

This Is A Huge Pain

I have 2 free passes to Carmike Cinemas and I have a coupon for a free burger at TGI Fridays.

You would think that finding both would be easy, and that I'd have a few options.

Nope, at least not in any theater that's close.

So it looks like I'm heading back to South Hills Village, my least favorite movie theater and mall.


Its in Bethel Park and its the snobby rich area.


Nothing worse that a bunch of snot nosed teenagers and their soccer mom parents hanging out on a Sunday, especially with the Football game starting at the same time.


Oh well, I can hope all the Bethel Park peeps will be watching the game, right?

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Saturday Randomosity

I like being random on Saturdays. Its how I roll.

~ Went to Triple B Farms for their Harvest festival which was fun and awesome and tasty all rolled into one. Check out the pictures here.

~ Spent $22 @ Goodwill even after dropping off 3 bags of stuff! Yikes! However I don't pass up gorgeous sweaters for $4.00 and I definitely can't pass up 99 cent books!

~ Sonny's Grille in Rostraver is very nommy!

~ You guys need to bookmark my Wenches Blog. Go read what all of the ladies are saying. Its not just a girl blog you know!

~ I want to read Accidentally On Purpose, mainly to see how much of Mary's stories they've used in the tv show, which btw, I love

~ Reviewed the new Bob Dylan Christmas CD @ Mossip. Check it out here.

~ Tomorrow I'm going to see Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs with my nephew.

Friday, October 09, 2009

A Tiny Book Survey

I made this for my LJ community Chicks Who Read.

Feel free to do it and pass it along.

Favorite Book Store: Chain: Books-A-Million/Half-Priced Books
Books-A-Million has a great discount card, plus their sale tables rock my world!
Half Priced Books = All the old cheesy romances I can read cheap! Oh and mom gets scads of cookbooks!

Local: Pandora's Books Wheeling, WV a great used store across from Centre Market!!

What You Are Reading Now: False Family - Mary Anne Wilson (Silhouette Shadows)

Longest Book You've Read: Hearts In Atlantis - Stephen King or Gone With The Wind- Margaret Mitchell

Book That You've Read More Than 1 Time: Phantom Of The Opera - Gaston Leroux

Favorite Non-Fiction Book: Helen Keller: The Story Of My Life. When I was a little girl I was totally fascinated by her life story. To this day, I still think she was one of the world's most amazing women.

Where Do You Do Your Best Reading: The bathtub! Nothing like a nice soak and a good book to relax to.

Do You Discuss Your Books With Friends: I try, but very few of my friends share the same reading interests with me. Now when gram was alive, we'd always talk about what books we liked or didn't as we did the laundry. I miss that so much. Laundry was always a pain, but at least with gram it was entertaining.

Top 5 On Friday: Week 243

From Music Memoirs

Top 5 musical things you wouldn't waste your money on.

1. There are just some artists that I couldn't be bothered buying no matter what. For me its artists like Britney, Lady Gaga are some names that come to mind. I won't give these artists a dime.

2. Unless I had a huge gift certificate I would not spend money on a stereo anymore. That's what my computer is for. I wouldn't mind a fancy system for my mp3 player though.

3. Concerts @ Post Gazette Pavilion in Burgettstown, PA. I hate this venue and I will not pay to see anyone and that includes Elvis Costello & The Moody Blues if they play there. The venue is shit! Plus I think its ignorant to charge for parking when you have no choice but to park in their lots! I'd travel before going to a show there.

4. Any CD @ FYE! I won't waste my money on inflated priced CDs. I buy only @ stores when the CDs are less than $15.99

5. CD Deluxe editions that come out 5 months after a CDs release when I already have a copy! Screw you, music industry!

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Changing Schedules

Starting next week I'm probably going to have to be leaving for work earlier as my office is moving. My travel time will be about 20 minutes now, which I'm not complaining about, ok, I am, because thanks to taxes etc, there's still no car in my future. Oh and with the state of the housing market in my area and other family things, selling gram's house isn't likely to happen. Plus I'm not to keen on selling her house for a whopping 10 grand.


So I'll probably be night blogging from now on. That's definitely not one of my favorite things to do. I was very comfortable with morning blogging.

But things change, and I guess I have to, as well. I can't say that I'm going to like it much, but I will.


Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Going Overboard

Did you know that to be a lector, eucaristic minister, or usher in the Catholic Church you now have to have a background check and go to a "Safe Enviornment" meeting?



I was a lector since I was confirmed when I was in 10th grade. For a time I was also a eucharistic minister. I won't be anymore because I think the church is getting ridiculous.

I can understand this type of meeting for people working directly with children. CCD instructors, the man that trains the alter servers (yes, there is one), choir directors, but the other 3 groups do not have much if any contact with children. The ushers are out in the church for crying out loud!

Eucharistic Ministers come into the sacristy before mass starts to ready the hosts and the wine. (hahahahahaha...sorry in our parish getting them to do this is somewhat difficult) As a lector I go to the sacristy after I drop off my coat in a pew. Usually about 15 minutes before mass. Usually our servers wander in 5 minutes before mass starts or on several occassions as mass is starting.

I know this is a Diocese thing...and possibly a whole Catholic Church thing, but its getting ridiculous. I have no problem with them doing a background check on me. Go for it, but it seems pointless. This whole thing has left me disillusioned. And I'm not thrilled with the leaders of the church right now to start with. Note I said leaders. I have no problew with God or my religion...except right now I don't think I could set foot in that building without feeling great anger for the people that are running it.

I can understand the need to protect our children, don't get me wrong. I just feel this is taking things a bit to far and its wasting my time.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

For The Love Of Mika

Its been a long time since I've fallen in love with a new mainstream-ish artist in such a big way but, Mika has won my heart and my ears.

I randomly came across The Boy Who Knew To Much and I decided to give it a listen. The first song I heard was We Are Golden and that song is just the kind of perky bouncy, happy music I've always loved.

I've described Mika as the bastard love child of Freddie Mercury and Andy Bell, but somehow there's a touch of Jimmy Somerville in him too.


He's got the cute gay boy thing going on...or the cute bi-boy thing.

Either way, Mika is freaking adorable and he makes really awesome pop music that makes me feel all shiny.

I officially have a new obsession; Mika. Who will be now called The Boy Who Will Never Play A Concert In Pittsburgh.

So now its my duty to go off and buy all his stuff and squee over his pictures. Not to worry I still love all my other favorites just as much, but now they have to move over and make some room for my new sweetiepookiepie, Mika in my heart.

Yes, I am crazy. Thank you for noticing.


Because that would bring me joy and for the most part, my favorite artists seldom play shows in Pittsburgh and when they do, I can't see them because the shows are either a:) too expensive b:) on a work night.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Missing Mondays

I think the thing I miss the most today is the time when I could eat whatever I wanted and not put on a single pound and at the same time if I exercised regularly I would lose weight.

Why does metabolism have to be the first thing to go?

The last time I did a battle with a scale the only way I started to lose weight was by working out 3 or more hours a day.

I don't have any desire to do that. I barely have a desire to go to the gym for one hour, but I do try and I get nothing for my efforts.

Maybe I worked harder when I went to Curves. Maybe Curves didn't kick my self esteem in the butt. See when you are in a room full of chubby girls/women exercising, you don't feel nearly as fat, and therefore can exercise properly. If you go to one of those big gyms, all you see are skinny chicks in short shorts and big beefcake guys pumping iron.

Its defeating.

I want to turn back the clock on my metabolism please.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

A Sea Of Mums

Originally uploaded by moodylady
Instead of the Giant Pumpkin Patch, we went to Trax Farms Harvest Festival. Look at all those mums! There was quite a few pumpkins there as well, and loads of things to do.

I'm taking my nephews in a week or so, because, well, I want a hay ride. I get sulky when I don't get a hay ride. I'd also like some hot chocolate, cider and a hot dog with sauerkraut please.

I wouldn't mind hitting the Triple B festival too, cos I just love those kinds of things.

I'm crazy like that I know.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Saturday Randomosity

~ Going to the Giant Pumpkin Patch today. Fun Fun Fun.

~ Decided that I'm sad that I didn't get a picture with Rick from The ReBeats when I saw them last week. Even sadder that he didn't do the whole Austin Powers thing.

~ Suddenly I want to watch all the Austin movies. Damn damn damn.

~ Hates that Paint Shop Pro hasn't even shipped yet! Grrr

~ Pictures of The ReBeats can be found here. When Paint Shop Pro arrives there will be more added. The bloke with Heartbeat is my brother.

~ Need to have a reading day soon and a dejunking day.

~ Motivation: I have none

Friday, October 02, 2009

Top 5 On Friday - Week 242

This meme is created for my site Music Memoirs. Feel free to go there and check out my other two weekly memes and play along.

Top 5 "musical" things you'd spend $1000 on. (This doesn't have to be one thing of course)

I can buy 5 things with a grand and no one is going to yell at me for spending it on frivolous stuff. Ah bliss.

1. I would complete my Ipod collection, since Creative doesn't make any players over 30 GB anymore. I would acquire a 160 GB in Black and for fun a Purple 16 GB Nano!

2. I would clear out my Amazon Wish List. Anyone want to buy me presents? Come to think of it, I think that Purple Nano is on my wish list!

3. Sadly I'd go through Itunes and buy up all the exclusive stuff I've been meaning to get.

4. CDBaby here I come. What is CD Baby and how does it differ from Amazon? Well CDBaby is just about all Independent artists. These are CDs you won't find on the shelves. I love spending hours on that site discovering new music. Just because you don't see the videos or hear it on the radio in your area doesn't mean its not good.

5. Concert tickets assuming that there would be anything good in the area when I had this imaginary money. I would make sure I had the best seats possible.

So what would you spend your $1000 of musical money on?

Thursday, October 01, 2009

New TV Shows

Last night I stuck with ABC most of the night for telly and I'm glad I did. I watched Kelsey Grammar's new show Hank, which was extension of Fraiser. I'm not sure how long it will last but its very funny. I like the idea of a CEO coming totally down in the world, but I'm not sure how long they'll keep him unemployed or how well Hank will play Mr. Mom.

The next show was The Middle and in one night its almost usurped Big Bang Theory as my top comedy. If it weren't for Sheldon on Big Bang, it probably would have with the current plot bunnies being born and raised on that show. The Middle is really just a show about a dysfunctional (every day) mid-western family. Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond) stars. The kids are cute and funny and so is just about everything else on the show.

My final comedy for the night (cos I hate Courtney Cox) is Modern Family, done in a style a'la The Office. The fake documentary format is getting old but the three families that are all related are just so crazy that its hard not to like it.

So ABC wins me over...Their three shows out funny The New Adventures Of Old Christine and Gary Unmarried by a long shot.

So what are you watching?