Thursday, January 30, 2014

Tell Me Why

I follow a woman on Facebook who used to write spoilers for the soap operas.  She was very accurate and I enjoyed reading her column.
Then a terrible thing happened.  She developed cancer for the second time.  It is some unusual and rare cancer that is always fatal.  She has hung in there with support from her partner and her former soap audience and her wonderful Oncologist.
She had an epiphany of faith and had a positive outlook.
Today she posted that her supposedly "psychic" friend left a voice mail telling her that she had seen this poor woman's death and usually the person who she sees dying has only a couple of weeks to a couple of months until they pass over......oh, and she hopes she didn't ruin their night.
HOLY SH*T!!!!!!!!!!!!  This is some friend, isn't it??  I would like to get a hold of this woman and give her holy hell.  I wonder what she was thinking.  Did she think she was giving this woman comfort?  Was she giving her time to get her affairs in order?  Was she giving her time to reach out to all those she cares about to say goodbye? 
Or was she just a mean bitch?
You probably can guess what I think.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Lemons or Lemonade?

I am removing wall paper border from one of the bedrooms upstairs.  I am moving my office to the other bedroom which does not have border...thank goodness.
If you are a young family considering putting up border or wall paper let me tell you my story.
There are two layers to my border.  There is the vinyl which is the decorative part and there is the backing that is glued on the wall like.......well, glue.
First you have to pull off the vinyl.  Now here is the lemonade/lemon part.  Sometimes it comes down in a nice long strip from top to bottom and all the way across for about 2 or 3 feet.   Sounds not so bad right?  Well that is the lemonade part.  Sometimes you pull and get a tiny little scrap that sticks under your fingernail or it's skinny, skinny and most of the border remains on the wall.
So, if you are thinking of doing a border, DON'T DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

After all that you still have to remove the glued on part called the backing.  You have to get it really wet and then remove it with a plastic scraper.  Again, sometimes it's easy peasy and sometimes, not so much.
I've been at it for an hour and I am more sweaty that when I work out and walk at the mall.  My new haircut is pretty much ruined and I know I can never make it look like the stylist did.  I'm dying of thirst, but I had to write this first.
So again, wallpaper border is pretty
but DON'T DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Mirror, Mirror

I got my hair cut and colored  today.  I had a new idea for how I wanted my hair to look so it took a little more time and a little more money. I was fine with it.
So while my stylist was putting the goo on the side of my head, she really plastered my hair down and when I looked in the mirror, my dad was looking back at me.
No, not a ghostly apparition.  It was ME!!!!!!!!!
All the time I was growing up, people would tell me how much I looked like my dad.  I never saw it.  I know we had a lot of similarities but after all, I was a girl and he was not.  So I never thought it was that startling of a resemblance.
Today, all that changed.  I do look just like my dad.  I'm so proud that I do!  However, I won't be doing that looking in the mirror thing at the salon during hair dying time any time soon!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Replacement Heads

No kidding.  That's a Groupon that was offered to me.  They must have read my blog from the eye doctor.  Well, guess what? They weren't offering me a replacement head for me, it was a replacement head for something else.... just scroll down a little.
They're for acne and stuff.  I guess it is some kind of electronic brush. 
Anyway, I did see some replacement heads today.
The car in front of me on the way to the grocery store had 4 mannequin heads on her back shelf by the window.  Well, it tickled my funny bone, I'll tell you.  Why on earth would someone have those? I have no idea.  There was even a skeleton head!
So today was replacement head day for me!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Who's Sorry Now?

Yesterday, I went to get new glasses.  I really need them since I've been having headaches every evening.  I know it is from eye strain.
I went to a very unfriendly eye doctor and after my short exam, I got my prescription and headed over to pick out some frames.
I found a few I liked real well and sat down with an employee to try them on.  She took pictures of me in them so I could see how I looked.  That was very unsatisfying so stupid me asked for a mirror. I wanted to see how they looked when I was animated and not just a flat picture.
I WILL NEVER do that again.
I think I look pretty good for my age and I take pretty good care of myself but when I looked in that magnifying mirror I thought I would drop dead of shock.  First of all, my hair looked like a haystack.  If that wasn't bad enough every single wrinkle stood out like a sore thumb.  I even saw brown age spots I had never seen before. OMG!!! I was mortified.
I picked out glasses anyway and I thought they looked cool so I bought them.  Even if I'm old and I have scraggly hair, I still want to look cool.  Know what I mean?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Make Me Laugh

It isn't hard to make me laugh.  Really.  I even have an example.  When walking at the mall, my WP and I saw a sign outside the Chinese restaurant that said "Free Pe."  Well, we could not stop laughing.  Who wants free pe?  We wondered what on earth that could possibly mean which sent us into more gales of laughter.
Later in the month, I was walking the mall with DH and we saw another sign outside the same restaurant and it said 1/2 price "a peti" and it dawned on me what the first sign had said. OMG, they had free appetizers the day we saw the sign.  Some joker just erased the letters off the whiteboard so  it said free pe.  Laughed myself silly that day too.
DH didn't get it but he is used to me so he didn't take me to the psychiatrist or anything.
I had a really good laugh yesterday too. Now I can't think of it for the life of me.  If I ever do you'll be the first to know.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

I love a good laugh.  I have a bit of a weird sense of humor but I love it when I get a good one during my day.  I especially love it when it comes first thing in the morning because it makes the rest  of the day wonderful.  If I feel low I can just remember the funny thing and I feel better.
Today was one of those days thanks to Aaron Eckhart.  I know, not known for being funny necessarily and the best part was he didn't mean to be funny at all.  He is promoting his new movie, I, Frankenstein and this is what he said, He's just trying to be accepted into society and then they showed a clip and here's what he looked like.
Frankie, honey, if you want to fit in to society, I suggest you lose those weapon things you are carrying!
I'm still laughing.

Thursday, January 16, 2014


I don't really like changes.  Some things should not be tampered with.  Like babies.  Did you see that awful stunt some advertisers pulled in NY?  They made a baby be like a devil and scared the pants off people.
Maybe some people find that hysterical.  I find it obnoxious and unacceptable.  Babies are precious.  We should treat them that way.
Some changes I can accept though.  I always loved that Shaun White.  His crazy curls just seemed to fit his snowboarding persona.  Well, I just saw him recently and I didn't even recognize him.
Here's what I thought Shaun looked like:
Here's what he looks like now.
Say, what?  He doesn't even look like the same guy.  I guess he has done the inevitable...he grew up.  I was just surprised and didn't know who he was at first.
Matt Lauer is trying to make a change.  I think he is trying to look like a bad ass. To me, he just looks like a creeper even in a fancy tuxedo. 
Shave, Matt. Do us all a favor.
Also, don't change my favorite soda or candy or dinner out.   Just sayin'.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Golden Globes 2014

Well,the Golden Globes always look like my kind of party.  Everybody's drinking and then they have to go up on a stage and talk.  I had to do that.  It is a very fine line and easy to cross.  You may have noticed some people crossed it big time.
Jaqueline Bisset, you are too old to not be able to assess your drinking capacity.
Sean Combs, no kissing Bono on the mouth or even trying.  Just ask him, he'll tell you.

Matt Lauer, you look like a creeper so lose that beard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I already didn't like you because you were mean to Ann Curry but with the beard, I just can't stand you.
Matt Damon, it didn't matter that you forgot  your glasses.  You are just charming.  Matt Lauer, he should be your role model.  He was nice and shaved.

And the dresses!  I've not done this for a long time but here are my loves and hates.
Emma Watson looked young and stunning in orange. Totally age appropriate.

Helen Mirren wore pale green and she looked amazing as she usually does and totally age appropriate!
And my favorite girl, Taylor Swift looked just gorgeous.
Now a lot of people thought Julia Roberts hit a homerun.  I thought she looked like she wore her shirt she hangs out in at home with an evening gown on top of it.  I thought it looked stupid.
Then my favorite dress to hate.  First let me say I hated Sandra Bullock's dress.  I thought it looked like a cartoon dress but this one really did it for me.  Paula Patton you should be ashamed!
I mean what is up with that huge ruffle thing?  She looks like paper towels unwinding from the roll.  I don't know this girl but she needs a new stylist.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Weather Report Continued

Well, it is really nice and warm today.  It is nine degrees right now.  I am in my bathing suit.   Not really, just kidding you.
When it is so cold you just don't function like you usually do.  I never peek outside my door.  The drapes are shut and the blinds are down to keep in the heat and all the lights inside are blazing.
Because I didn't look or go outside yesterday, I almost missed a delivery.  Luckily, the store in question emailed me this morning that it was delivered so I pulled it inside, in my bathing suit.  Haha, just kidding again.
In my family, I am famous for my wonderful pizza.
Homemade dough and everything.  Well, on Monday, I thought I'd surprise DH and make one for dinner.  It was a dismal failure.  It was a sticky unrisen mess.  I don't know why.  I didn't give up though.  I emailed him to buy a new bag of flour on the way home and I'd try again on Tuesday.  Monday, we ate soup.
Well, on Tuesday it was the coldest day ever so I decided to rise the dough in the oven and I turned it to the lowest temp I could.  Problem was, I forgot to turn off the oven and I ended up with a cooked on the outside, sticky mess in the middle thing.  I threw it out, threw in the towel and DH brought home a pizza.
We're having chili tonight!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Weather Report

It's a balmy minus one degree Fahrenheit here in my town and believe it or not we're the warmest town around.  I am in full regalia because the house is warm but not as warm as I am used to.  I have on long underwear, sweatpants, and a fleece pullover, socks and big fluffy slippers.
There's plenty to do in the house since I am still putting away holiday d├ęcor so I'm not exactly bored but why is it that you only really really want to go outside when you're trapped in the house?
I've seen the television reporters.  They look miserable.  I just saw a postal worker being interviewed and she had icicles on her eyelashes and brows!  And she didn't even know it.  She must be numb.
It's real quiet here too.  Not the usual traffic sounds going by on my street.  It's never a real busy street but you hear cars once in a while, but not today.
And I still really really want to go outside.  Don't worry. I won't do it but the itch is there.  I'll wait til tomorrow when it is going to be even balmier 6 degrees.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Snow, Snow, Snow

Pretty, isn't it?  Not so pretty if you have to drive in it for 6 and 1/2 hours.  Just ask DD.  She headed home to Michigan yesterday in horrible weather.  It usually takes her about 2 hours less than that.
She is brave and strong and was a little nervous but she made it.  She took a couple of breaks and once just waited for the blast to subside a bit.  When she got home she had to shovel a path to her condo. She said the snow was thigh deep!  That, folks, is a lot of snow.
I am not brave and strong and I'm really really nervous but I drove in the snow for a whole mile and a half. Twice.  My little Kia slipped and slid and went right past my street on New Years Eve but I kept on keeping on and I made it home with no mishaps.  Well, I guess sliding right past your street is a mishap but nobody else was involved.
I drove today to go  and work out and it was snowing and blowing again when I left so I just clenched my teeth and my abs(after all I just worked out) and went for it and got here without incident.  It took me all of 6 and 1/2 minutes.
I guess it just goes to show that you can do anything if you have to!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Welcome 2014

I'm sure hoping that 2014 will be better than 2013.  I didn't have that great of a year.  Just trust me on that.  I am not going into details.
So I'm holding out hope that things will improve.  So far it's not that bad....what do you mean it's only been 4 days?  A girl can hope can't she?
So far a bunch of men who live in Mentor Oh want to be my boyfriend....well, OK they at least want to take me on a date.  Sorry boys, I'm taken but I'm flattered by your interest.
Listen, I know it's just an ad but it strikes me funny and it happens every day.

I didn't get killed driving my car on Thursday during the giant storm.  My Kia is not too good in the snow but we made it.
Blogging is back.  I'm back on ReadAround Sue too starting this Monday.
We are heading to one of my favorite wineries today with a huge group of friends.
Jillian Michaels is coming to Curves.  Can't wait for that. (wink wink)

Anyway, not too bad for the first four days of the year.
I hope yours started out just as well.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014