Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ten Things Tuesday- Movies Everyone Seems to Love But Me

I know.
It's another movie one.

But, seriously.
These are just too easy.
I could make a million lists about movies.

Now, I thought about saying movies that people love and I hate.
But, some I don't really HATE.
I just don't really like and I don't want to waste my time watching.


So, here's this weeks list.

Movies Everyone Seems to Love But Me

1. Hangover.
Since the sequel just came out, this comes to mind first.
I never got why EVERYONE seemed to think that it is "the funniest movie ever".
OK, where's the funny? Cause I am just not seeing it.

2. Pulp Fiction
Chances are if it a movie made by Quentin Tarantino, I am not going to like it.
Plus, I hate movies that end and start the same way. I don't like different stories inside one movie. I like one movie and one storyline and no Quentin Tarantino.

3. Avatar
First of all, visually I didn't find it anything special.
Next is the fact that the storyline lacked originality. Take a bunch of different movies, mash them together, paint them blue and call it awesome.

4. Old School
Once again. Where's the funny? Maybe a couple spots were a little humorous, but not hilarious. Not what I want to watch ever again. Plus I don't like Luke Wilson. His brother Owen, I like. Maybe they should have given him the part.

5.Titanic
Boat sinks. We already knew that. Next!

6. The Notebook
I am not a lover of the chick flick. I know I am a chick, but I find very few romantic movies worthy of my watching.
I get the whole thing that the young people got separated and she got engaged to some else. I get that they still had feelings... actually no, I don't get that. She loved one man and yet promised to marry another. Goes back to see first love and gets all cozy with him while still being engaged.
How is that such a great love story?
Everyone else sees how much they love each other. I look at the woman as somewhat sad and pathetic.

7.Planet of the Apes
New or old version. My mom watched EVERY Planet of the Apes movie ever made and as a small child I had to see them too.
Got on somewhat questionable authority the remake was pretty good. No. It wasn't.
Still about talking apes that take over the world.

8.Fantasia
This movie was supposed to be brilliant. By Disney and very good visually. However, it was all music and no speaking. To my mind boring.

9.Hancock
Will Smith had me as a bad ass super hero and than the whole thing with the woman and him being super beings and having to stay apart kinda lost me. It was good before that. After, not so much. Just took a really bad turn.

10.War of the Worlds
Tom Cruise runs from aliens with his kids. I never thought Tom Cruise was worth a crap in movies with any action. Yes, that includes the Mission Impossible movies. (OK. I liked Top Gun, but all he did was fly a plane.)
The ending was stupid and the effects didn't seem any better to me than The War of the Worlds made in 1953.

What movie did you get confused by everyone's apparent love for?

Monday, May 30, 2011

Motivational Pic of the Day- May 30, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

For The Awesome!

It's a beautiful day!.

It's not too hot.
The sun is shining.
And the sparrows are eating the cat food again.

One week from today, Kiddo will be graduating from 8th grade.
They have a ceremony and everything.

And she's gonna wear a dress!

This is big.
Very big.

So big, that we still have to buy one.
I can not tell you the last time she actually put on something besides shorts or pants.

My baby is getting so big.
Gonna be a high schooler and wearin' a dress.

She calls herself "full of awesomeness" and I may be a bit biased, but I think so too.
Even if she can drive me nuts from time to time.

Now for some other awesome.
I think I should hand out some awards.
They have been hanging around long enough wanting some love .

This award was passed on to me by Sylvia van Bruggen over at Word Doodles. I never thought myself as stylish, but I guess I have my own style. 
Works for me.

I hereby bestow this award to:

Sandra over at Absolutely Narcissism. She is funny and she wears crowns. What's more stylish than crowns?
 Debbie  from McCormick Madness. Check out her blog and see how to style up your own.
Sweet Design from Sweet Design's Tips. She has all kinds of tips for saving money and she does lots of crafts.
Laurie  over at Earth Dragon Healing. She teaches you ways to make the most of your emotional being.


I received this award from Deirdra from A Storybook World. Nice to be thought of as creative.

This award will be passed along to:


Sherilin at laughing my abs off. She has a great way with words and comes up with stuff I'd never think of in a million years.
Tracy from I Spy With My Little Eye All the Colours of the World. She's funny and is a really great photographer.
Jingle - blog name jingle. Good poetry and a good mellow relaxing blog. 
Clipped Wings from Perfection... More or Less. Great stories, poetry, and pictures.

You should go check these blogs out. If I like them, you know they have to be good.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Organizational Skills- What Organizational Skills?

As the saying goes-
When God was hanging out organizational skills, I was in the wrong line.

I have always had a strange kind of method to my madness
and it USUALLY ends up working out pretty well.

I just get tired of doing the same thing the same way over and over again.
It gets boring.

I think that's why Honeyman doesn't want me mowing.
He has a specific way he wants the yard mowed and I may do it wrong.
OK.
I know that's why.
He told me so.

Fine.
Let him spend 4 hours a week mowing the yard.
I don't care.

But he won't help me weed or pick strawberries because I will start out going one way and get tired of that and start somewhere else and he gets confused.

Lately though my lack of skills is a bit of a problem.
Nothing is really getting done.

Well, the stupid music files.
But, not much else.

Since I don't plan my posts ahead of time, I run into problems.

I have awards to give out/pass on.
But, I keep forgetting and something else pops into my head.

Or something pops into my head when I am nowhere near the internet and I don't write it down anywhere.
I forget what charming thoughts I had going on.

I also need to thank more followers and I have not done that in a while.

I don't know where my daughter gets it.
She is always making lists.
When she was little and would have a sleepover, she'd make a list of what all they were going to do and at what time they were going to do that.

I make grocery lists, but usually forget to put everything on it.
I make lists of my bills to get paid.
That's about it.


Maybe I'll get better? Is it possible?




Or maybe I'll just get shit on by the more organized.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ten Things Tuesday- TV ShowsThat Never Should Have Been Cancelled


Why do all the good shows leave us way too soon? Most of the time we are left with substandard crap that should have been cancelled long before now.

But, that is another list.

Some shows are older, some newer.
But, they all left way too soon.


Here we go-

Ten TV Shows That Never Should Have Been Cancelled:
1. The Dana Carvey Show
  If you have even seen him on Saturday Night Live, you know the type of show you are going to watch. It only lasted for a couple months.

2. Brisco County Jr.
  I loved this show. Of course I love Bruce Campbell. You have cowboys, orbs, and an eccentric scientist played by John Astin.
It lasted one season.

3. Better Off Ted.
  If you have never seen this show, you are not alone. You also don't know what you are missing.
It lasted two hilarious summer seasons.
It takes place in an office of a big conglomerate named Veridian Dynamics where they make anything. The show also has mock commercials for the fake company.

4. Arrested Development
  This show made it three years. So, that isn't bad. But, it was funny and I wish it hadn't left so soon. It was different and not to everyone's taste. It was about a truly dysfunctional family and how they get along. And don't forget the dad went to prison for tax evasion so the family is strapped for cash.

5. Wolf Lake
  A show about werewolves that inhabit a small town in Washington state. Lou Diamond Phillips is a man in town searching for his girlfriend who is from there. It lasted one season

6. American Gothic
  This also lasted one season. It's set in South Carolina and the sheriff is almost devil like.

7. Undeclared
  This comedy lasted one season. It is about a student in college that is undeclared and his transition from home life to college life.

8. Sledge Hammer!
  This lasted two seasons. David Rasche plays Sledge Hammer in a parody of cop shows.
It was hilarious. He talked to his gun and it was just a really fun show to watch.

9. Best of the West
  I loved this show when I was a kid. It only lasted a season. It was about a man that moves his family out to the wild west.

10. Cities of the Underworld
    Now I know this show ran for a few years, but I really loved it. I am not a history buff, but I thought it was cool seeing what once was under our feet. Cities built on top of cities.The ways slaves actually had to get through from house to house on the underground railroad. Under the Parthenon.
Just really cool.

So, do you have any shows that you wish were still around?

Monday, May 23, 2011

Yes, It's Me



I haven't finished my music yet. D:
But, I am under 40,000 songs to go.
Yay me!

I have learned a few things.
Some people don't know who sang what song.
It's not that they misspelled.

They are just wrong.
AC/DC never sang Smoke on the Water.
For God sakes, it doesn't even sound like them.

By the way, it is Deep Purple.
But, for someone that downloads a song, you'd think they would know.

Also, how many greatest hits albums do artists need to make?
Box sets,collections, just a greatest hits single cd.
Some people have like 5 or 6, maybe more since I am not done.
And they keep putting some of the same songs on all of them.

I did take off Thursday and got most of my garden planted. Had to do it before all the storms and rain.
We are going to have a ton of serranos. Oh my God! Honeyman bought 20 plants so we'd have plenty.
Just 4 gives me tons.

And Saturday night, I went to a surprise birthday party. That was fun.
A friend turned 40.



I hope you enjoy the video.
Flyleaf is pretty good. We saw them in concert a couple years ago. Good times!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Ten Things Tuesday- Reasons I Really Want Mr. Trump to Run For President

As I was taking a break, I realized
A. I needed to clean my toilet
and
B. it is time for my Ten Things Tuesday, seeing how it is Tuesday and all.

I got my toilet out of the way.

So, here we go.

I know many of you are probably thinking what reason could I possibly have for wanting Donald Trump to run for president.
Why not?

I know he bowed out yesterday. But, he could still change his mind.

So, in no particular order.

Ten Reasons I really want Donald Trump to run for president.


1. I can't get enough hair jokes on late night TV. The man was born for hair jokes.

2. He does such a great job answering reporters questions.

3. As Mr. Trump knows all about bankruptcy, I am  curious to know if he would file bankruptcy for our country. Maybe file with the world bank. Would it work?

4. I would love to see him at the Iowa State Fair. Not that I go, but it would be on the news and that would be awesome.
Can you imagine? The heat and humidity and pig stink of a state fair in August in Iowa.
He in a suit and being oh so comfortable.
Oh he'd go. We do have the first caucus after all. All the candidates go. Whoopee!

5. I wanna see his birth certificate. Not the one that comes from the hospital. The long form. You know the one that says if he was born a dumbass or what.

6. He really seems to know what he is talking about. You know. About everything.

7. I wanna hear him fire some campaign staffers. " You're fired!"

8. This kinda ties to the above. He could do apprentice or celebrity apprentice with the contestants as his staffers. Could be interesting.

9. He'd give Rosie O'Donnell something to talk about. Or bitch about. You decide.

10.  I'd really love to see him flip some pancakes on the campaign trail.
Somehow I think that would be  a first for him.

Monday, May 16, 2011

My Digital Nightmare





I have had a fun weekend and I am not done yet.

We are a music junkie household.
Just look at our CD collection.
That doesn't even include the tapes we have yet to replace with discs
OR the audio files on our hard drive.
There is some more in front but I couldn't get them all in the pic.

This is where the fun comes in.

Honeyman loves swapping music so we can get more and more stuff all the time.

And we just came into a huge amount of music.
To the tune of almost 400 GB.

Which is good.
Sort of.

Free is good, but it is a mess.

Almost all of it is crammed into ONE folder in singles.

Oh My God!

Like 80,000 songs in one folder.
There are multiples and the computer can't load them all very well and trying to weed through them all is a nightmare.

After I move so many, the thing reloads and moves songs on me and certain files get lost.
And I have to find them again or move to something else until it reappears.

It's full of crap I will never listen to.
Hanna-Barbera cartoon sounds.

It's great for a jazz or rap fan or country of which I am none.

After a few days we are done to 59,000 files.

Yes. Really.

So, if no one gets a comment from me for a while, this is why.

I hope to be done in the next few days.
Now, back to work.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Why I Shouldn't Be a Nurses Aide

One of my first jobs out of high school was working at the town's nursing home.
Not that it was my dream job or anything.
But, in a town of 1200, dream jobs are hard to get.

So, it was the nursing home.
I made it all the way through orientation.
I could work six months as an aide before I needed to be certified.

I was good with that.

Orientation was fine.
I learned how to take blood pressure and how to properly lift the old people.
Which, by the way, is way harder when actually trying to lift an old person.

I learned how to take out teeth and wash the nether regions.

All the fun stuff, you know.

And can't forget the feeding.
I got to do that too.

Now, according to state law you have to ask the patients if they want to wear a bib and you must respect them if they say no.
Even if it means they spill food all over and end up needing all their clothes changed.
They need their dignity.

We are also not supposed to keep feeding them food if they don't want it.

Now, here's the thing with Alzheimer's patients.
They have to eat.
They are up all night and have very high metabolisms.

I got to feed the Alzheimer's people.


Alzheimer's patients have really bad short term memories.
I mean, like you tell them something and poof it's gone.

But, they have to eat.
They just do.
They might not like it, but they need the food.

One day, I had to feed this lady some yummy pureed food.
And she was not a fan.

After every bite, she kept telling me "I don't like that".
So, I'd say "OK" and give her another bite.
Than she'd say "I don't like that".
I'd say "OK" and give her another bite.

This went on the entire meal.
She'd tell me.
I'd say OK, but I'd keep feeding her.

By state law I wasn't supposed to do that.
But, it was for her own good.

Some people say I was taking advantage of the old lady that couldn't even remember what she said one minute ago.
I say I did the right thing for her.

Needless to say, I did not last long on the floor before I went to work in the kitchen.
And that was my short lived stint as a nurses aide.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ten Things Tuesday-Movies I Could Watch Over and Over

I have decide I am actually going to try  a regular post called Ten Things Tuesday.
It's not going to be a top ten per se.
Just a list of ten things that I like or don't like  on a certain topic.

I can't do top ten things.
I really hate when people ask me to pick my favorite song or movie or singer.
I just can't narrow it down.
I can list a handful.

That's the best I can do.
And these are in no particular order.

Today's topic is;

Ten movies I could watch over and over.

1. Team America: World Police
     Hilarious. From the makers of South Park and everyone is a marionette.
     "There is no I in Team America." " Yes, there is."

2. Ghostbusters
     It's a classic. Keep #2, I'm good with the first.
     "OK, who brought the dog?"
     

3. The Princess Bride
     One of my favorites since I was a teen.
      " I do not think that word means what you think it means."

4. Lord of the Rings
    any of them, doesn't matter
    " I am no man!"

5. Indiana Jones
   again any of them, even the Crystal Skull which so many people said sucked. Haters!
   "Why did it have to be snakes?"

6. A Christmas Story.
    Every year.  I even have the Ralphie bobble head.
    "You'll shoot your eye out!"

7. Dodgeball
     Good family fun.
    " Thank you, Chuck Norris."

8.  Without a Paddle
      Three guys on a mission to find D.B Cooper. Funny.
      " Freeze perverts!"

9.  The Wedding Singer
      Not just for people that lived through the 80s, Kiddo loves this movie.
      " Take off my Van Halen t-shirt before you jinx it and the band breaks up."

10.  City Slickers
        Middle aged dudes on a cattle drive. Billy Crystal and Bruno Kirby. Good times.
        " I can't believe we buried horses." " We didn't really bury them.
          The impact sort of drove them into the ground and we just covered them up."

So that's my list.
Is there any movies you could just watch over and over? So much that you can quote lines from that movie?
       

My A-Z

 I got this from Amber over at Ambyland and decided to fill it out.


A. Age: 39

B. Bed size: Queen

C. Chore you dislike: Doing dishes


D. Dogs: Not really a dog person

E. Essential start to your day: Glass of water

F. Favorite color: Fuchsia

G. Gold or silver: silver

H. Height: 5'6

I. Instruments you play(ed):  I played saxophone for 3 months in 4th grade.


J. 
Job title: Director of household relations

K. Kids: 1 teenager

L. Live: in the country

M Mom’s name: Nancy

N. Nicknames: none

O. Overnight hospital stays: 2


P. Pet peeves: bad spelling, bad grammar

Q. Quote from a movie: Potatoes, you know potatoes. Boil 'em fry 'em. Stick 'em in a stew.

R. 
Righty or Lefty: Right

S. Siblings: 2 older sisters

T. Time you wake up: 6 am

U. Underwear: yes

V. Vegetables you don’t like: winter squash

W. What makes you run late: ?????????

X. X-rays you’ve had:head, abdomen, ankle

Y. 
Yummy food you make: If I make it, it's yummy

Z. Zoo Animal Favourites:All the black and white ones



Monday, May 9, 2011

To Call or Not to Call

In the end, I decided not to.

I didn't call my own mother on Mother's Day.

I know, I know.
I'm a horrible, horrible daughter.

But, I kept wondering whether or not I should and in the end just didn't want to.

I just saw her on Thursday and told her to have a happy Mother's Day.
And if I called, she'd say that I was just out there so she didn't figure I would.
And if I didn't call, she'd tell me when I did talk to her that she was expecting me to call.

I couldn't win no matter what I did so I said screw it and didn't call.

It's not like we really have much to say anyway.

We can go a month without speaking and when we do speak we can talk a few minutes and she'll say
" Well, I don't have anything else to talk about, do you?"
And than she hangs up.
I look at the phone and realize we've only been talking about 5 minutes.

Either that or she will spend the time talking to me about the people that had funerals that she helped out at.
People I didn't even know.

I see all this stuff about how great mothers are and it makes me wonder if people really have such great mothers or they just gloss over all the bad parts.

Honeyman doesn't wish his mother a happy Mother's Day either.

Both our mothers spent so much of our lives being angry people.

My mother always kinda reminded me of Marie Barone without the make-up.
Giving a compliment that really isn't a compliment is her forte.

Ok, that's maybe a bit harsh.
She does have her good moments.

Just many times a little of her goes a long way.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

On My Knees

That's where I spent most of my afternoon.

AND
not in a fun way at all.

But, it was all for a good cause.
 We are getting ready for the garden. Yay! Honeyman is tilling as we speak/ write. Whatever.
I can't wait until all our trees get big and block the neighbors house. They ruin my view.
 This is my weeping willow. I always wanted one. I can't wait til it's big and all weepy.
Please ignore the fact that my house is two different colors. We tell people we are in the middle of painting. We still have the green paint, but it never got finished and now Honeyman decided to paint it back white. Cause white is cheaper. Just letting that one go.
 These are some of the weeds I was on my knees pulling so they wouldn't wrap around the tines of the tiller. Cause I am awesome like that. I think my back may hate me, but that's OK.
I'll have me a monkey water bath later.
Here's one of my rhubarb plants that came up. After the garden flooded so bad last year, I didn't know if any would. But, two did. Yay! Cause I loves rhubarb pie!

I am so ready to plant and have fresh veggies and fruit. I love spring!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

la, la, la... I Can't Hear You

I am now in my news free zone.

I am so sick of hearing about You Know Who.
The one who shall not be named.

No, not the guy from Harry Potter.
The dead Muslim dude.

Or is he dead?
And if he is dead when was he killed?
Was it three years ago or was it two days ago?

Who gets credit?
The president?
The former president?
Or should we just applaud the soldiers?

Aaaaarrrrggggghhhhhhh!

I have had enough.

I believe in being informed, but I am just getting sick of hearing the same information over and over and over and o...
Well, you get the idea.

So, the news is off.
I think Facebook is a no go for awhile too.

People with all their little theories which slightly borders on the insanity.

People, the president gets the credit cause that's the way it works.
Have you lived through a presidency before? Have you ever had a boss?

When it is something to take credit for, the big cheese in charge does and if it's a bad thing he will blame the peons OR the person not in charge anymore.

Always been that way. Always will.

Reelection coming up?
Gotta get him now.
Or at least pull him off the ice we've been keeping him on for 3 years.

That makes sense.
With most people's attention spans,  Obama should have waited a year to ensure that would work.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Time to Celebrate

It has been a pretty busy April and it may be time to take a little breather.
May be not.
I haven't decided.

The A-Z challenge was very interesting and fun. It was tough, but I made it through.

It was hard for me to get to everyone that participated. But, I found some really amazing blogs.
There are tons of talented people out there.

Elizabeth Mueller has presented me and all members of the A-Z challenge with this award:

She's an author and you should go check her blog out.

What else?
Oh yeah.
One year ago today I started this blog.

It was a year of fumbling around and figuring out what I wanted this blog to be.
I am sure it still to be determined.

It's about me so, who knows from one week to the next what I am going to feel like writing.
Actually, it's more like day to day.
But, ya know....

We are all works in progress.