Friday, January 30, 2015

Saving Mr. Banks

Tonight I was surfing through channels. You'd think when there are over 200 channels there would be things on besides, Friends, Big Bang Theory and Everybody Loves Raymond.

Thankfully as I hit the higher stations I found Saving Mr. Banks. I wanted to see this movie when it came out, but life wouldn't allow it.

I'm glad I sat down for those two hours.

Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks were brilliant. My heart broke for Mrs. Travers as the story progressed. As you saw snapshots of her young life, it was hard not to get emotional.

For those that aren't familiar with the premise, this is the story of how Mary Poppins came to the big screen.

I highly recommend this movie, and I'm not a fan of biopics etc. It definitely made me want to read the Mary Poppins books and learn more about their author.

Anyone else see this movie?

Thursday, January 29, 2015

How Did I Miss This

I was surfing the internet today for random stuff when I ended up discovering a short lived sitcom from the mid 90s.

It was called Maybe This Time and starred Marie Osmond, Betty White and Craig Ferguson.

I found a bunch of episodes on Youtube, so I decided to watch one.

It was hilarious!

I can't believe this show only lasted one season.

Considering most of the shows that were made then were pretty lousy, one season is kinda sad. Oh and Betty White was pretty darn brilliant.  There were hints of Elka from Hot in Cleveland in Shirley.

If you have a chance to check this show out, it is worth it.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Sometimes You Just Need Sleep

I really want to hibernate this winter away.

I want to forget everything.

I know there are people going through the same thing I am and my heart breaks for them too.

In my 40 years of life, I think there were only a few weeks where I didn't see my father and mother. When they were in the hospital, I was there. I sat with him in the ER all but 2 times. I jeopardized my job to be with him.

And I would do it again if I had him.

My parents are my life.

They are all I have.

I was doing good the past few days, when it comes to crying. I thought I might be done, but I wasn't. I had a mini breakdown tonight. I just miss him so badly, and I hate life without him. It's so quiet and empty.

I hate my house because I keep looking for him and he's not here.

I want to sleep away this nasty depressing winter and wake in the spring when it is warm.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

I Need To Get My Act Together

I was looking at my poor little book blog today, and I really need to devote some time to updating things over there.

I've spent a lot of time in a funk, and yes, it is a funk I'm allowed to have, but I hate not being organized. I hate when things fall by the wayside. My reading list from 2014 is only updated through August.


And I read quite a bit during that time period, so it will take awhile to update all my links.

I hate falling behind on stuff like that.

But I'd rather be reading than playing with links etc.

Its a vicious cycle for me.

I hate the blog not being organized, but I hate the process of organizing it.


I just can't win.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hump Day Hunks

I'm trying to be a better blogger. So why not bring out some pretty men, to make this blog worth visiting!
Ioan Gruffudd from Forever

Flynn from The Librarians

Nathan Fillion from Castle

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I Am Angry

There is still no sign of anything being done with my car.

I have no problem with the car I have from the rental company, but I want them to start work on my damn car.

Make up your mind if you want to consider the incident under comprehensive or collision. It has been 18 days.

My car is sitting at the repair shop waiting.

It hasn't been started in probably 10 days, which means when the temps were below zero, no one tried the engine.

If anything happens to my head gasket as a result, I swear I will open a can of whoop ass on AllState. Becaue I hate to tell you, you aren't in good hands, when mayhem happens. They will treat you like crap.

And it isn't safe to drive a car that doesn't have a doorknob on the passenger side with the airbag light on.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

I'm Over Winter

Our upstairs pipes froze the other day. Yay for subzero temps.


Today there's freezing ick, but at least I made it to work.

I consider the months of Jan-March to be times when I'm lucky to get 40 hours of work in, because making it to the office can be impossible.

The only thing I want to do is sleep.

I'm not sure if it is depression causing this or if I just want to hibernate until the temperatures start to turn warmer.

Oh and the cough that came with the flu I got on Christmas?

It is still freaking here.

It is getting old.

I'm hoping the 40 degree temperatures that are in the forecast for the weekend will put some pep in my step, because I'm sick of how I'm feeling.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Things To Think About In 2015

How in the hell am I going to buy a house? There's a small one in town that is very reasonable and looks to be in good condition. I hope it is something doable in the new year. Unfortunately there's the whole, what to do with the old house thing going on.

How to get my life back. I have to say, life after dad, has not been easy. At every turn, I feel like I'm being kicked, and even worse, I feel like I have no friends anymore. My life is very lonely, and I'm not saying it to make anyone feel sorry for me, it is just how it is.

I want to become less dependent on the computer. It is happening slowly but surely, but it isn't easy at all.

I want to renew my love of music this year. I have found another band to love....Owl City. I think they fall under that strange genre known as twee. Seriously, who comes up with names for these types of music?

Thursday, January 08, 2015

I Hate January

The first month of the year is so disgusting for many reasons.

1. All the damn weight loss and diet ads, spots on talk shows etc. Most of us know we need to lose weight and if I see that quack Dr. Oz tell us another sure fire way to drop pounds, I might just blow a gasket. Why haven't people figured out the guy is lying to the world?

2. The cold. Subzero temperatures suck, as does the snow. And I have no desire to move south as most of those states are red..and I'm a bleeding heart liberal.

3. Cold and flu season. Its been 3 weeks and I'm still coughing up a lung.

Pardon me while I go crawl under some blankets until spring.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Not a Good Way To Start The Year

I'm waiting for the tow truck to come for my poor little Ford Focus. It was stolen and taken for a joy ride some time on Jan 1. (Mind you, not New Year's Eve, but Jan 1st) Whoever took it sideswiped something and took off the passenger mirror and doorknob!

I feel like I'm being kicked when I'm down.

It doesn't help matters that I've been sick since Christmas night. Not sure if it is some nasty cold or the flu, but I have a lingering cough that is not very pleasant.

I'm not sure how much more I can take!