Monday, October 15, 2007

I Finally Did It...

I've moved!

Please bookmark this new site...

See you on the other side.

Whoever Said Orange is the New Pink is Seriously Deranged.

MTV did possibly the coolest thing ever this weekend. They showed "Legally Blonde: The Musical" this weekend. The Broadway show...the whole thing.

I DVR'd it.

I also watched it 3 times.

And downloaded the soundtrack.

And now I know all of the songs by heart.

I am a huge dork. But it was totally worth it.

I swear to you that it's not a bad show. I'm a total theatre snob. And only watched it (the first time) to say that I've seen it. But then I got hooked.

The music is totally catchy and Laura Bell Bundy is my new hero.

Here's the Bend and Snap! Enjoy!


Thursday, October 11, 2007


Why is it that sometimes it feels like technology was invented to rule the world?

I swear some technological items are smarter than us...well maybe not smarter, but they are definitely intelligent.

Case and Point:

In my job I have to perform some remedial tasks. One of these "tasks" is to input addresses and names into a stock cover letter and print a corresponding envelope. It's easy to do but time consuming because you have to change all references in the stock cover letter and if you're like me, you know human, you make mistakes from time to time. So then you waste the "good paper" having to reprint it correctly.

The only Godsend in all of this is that Microsoft Word has that handy envelopes and labels tool that will pull the address from the letter so that you don't have to retype it. It's wonderful.

Until it stopped pulling it from the letter. After a few choice words I finally figured out that if I highlighted the text I want to put on the envelope the envelopes and labels tool would work like it's supposed to.

Except that's not working like it's supposed to. It's almost like Microsoft Word recognized that I wasn't doing just a few of these, I was doing more like 50. So it said to itself "How can I mess with her mind and spirit?"

NOT COOL Microsoft Word. It's already mind numbing enough. you really didn't have to add that extra little step. But thanks. It's awesome.

Alright, enough bitching, back to it.


You guys...

I'm still feeling the effects of this

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

2 for 1

I know, shocking.

La has been blogging about candy corn recently and I decided that I must have some for myself so during lunch my sister and I headed to Kroger for some candy corn and Starbucks. MMM pumpkin spice frapp...yummy.

Cut to 2 hours later...




Chaps my ass...

Today is the first day we begin accepting applications for our 2008 programs. I am going to be one busy lady today, I hope.

Yesterday I alerted my blog friend Molly to a trivia contest that popsugar holds every Tuesday at 3 (eastern time). It's always a pop culture trivia game and this week it was to be Friends trivia. Knowing that Molly is a whiz kid when it comes to Friends trivia I let her know and then joined the game to watch and see the carnage.

Unfortunately there was no carnage because this week's game, and maybe it's like this every week (I've only participated in a few games and haven't done so lately)but this week it felt like the chat room where they send you to play the game was filled with 13 year olds. Maybe it was or maybe it was filled with annoying assholes.

I hate people that talk just to hear themselves talk, so I guess I would likewise hate people who chat to see themselves chat. There were petty fights breaking out. There were people asking questions and confusing other players in the chatroom (basically the moderator counts down to a question so that everyone has a chance to prepare. But there were some dillholes who were knowingly confusing newcomers, and that's not cool). There was even some idiot who kept typing the same thing over and over again.

I'm just done with all of the immaturity out there nowadays. Grow up people. You people are the same people who ride my ass aren't you? The people that are so far up my ass on the highway that I can taste your bumper. Why is it that these people will continually endanger themselves when it's impossible for me to get over? When I have a semi to my right, the shoulder to my left, and some idiot in front of me going 50 in a 65 zone...let me just say it's impossible for me to get over.

So I'm annoyed today...what annoys you?


Monday, October 8, 2007

Um yeah...

First things first...

To my wonderful friend Margarita...

Glitter Graphics & Comments

That's right folks, it's her birthday so go leave her some birthday love. Just try to ignore her shoe fetish :) I keed, I keed.

In other news. Have I ever let you guys in on how Husband and I got together?

I mean besides working customer service for the same company...

When we met (over hot wings and Batman Spagettios in the break room) I told him some very important, seal the deal information.

I love Journey (I totally own Steve Perry's greatest hits, Oh Sherrie? come on, best 80's song ever and I totally fell in love with it when it was on pop up video)

Come on.. that's awesome!

Also, I LOVE BASEBALL. All baseball, except f**k the Yankees!

And um, the freaking Cleveland Indians beat their asses last night.

Ok techinically I'm a Reds fan but at this point I can root for any Ohio team in the Post Season.

Although sadly this means they will be up against the Red Sox and we all know what that means...2006 World Series ending all over again. Which is totally cool with me since it means the Yankees don't win again. I mean seriously why is it expected that the effing Yankees should win every season. Especially since...



Good Morning

You guys, I actually woke up and got out of bed when my alarm clock went off this morning. Meaning my snooze button was not utilized for the first time in weeks. Trust me, I'm as shocked as you are.

I actually had quite the relaxing weekend. Aside from the splitting headache I woke up with Sunday morning. Boo headaches.

Husband had to work Saturday morning and his getting ready woke me up around 8 and I of course couldn't fall back asleep. So I got up, showered, and headed to my grandmother's to pick up her laundry. I chatted with her for a while, she's doing so well. Her mood has changed. She's much happier and perkier. I'm really happy about it. I don't know what changed but I'm glad it did.

So I got back and started her wash (or "warsh" as she says.) and headed over to our friend's house with Ozzy b/c he really needed a bath. 2 hours later, both of us soaking wet, smelling like wet dog and my leg adorned with a new bruised from the lead Ozzy was chained to, we headed home.

Then I got to go furniture shopping with Casey. Then I just had to go to Old Navy since some lip gloss was left in one of my pockets and ruined some of husband's shirts.

Husband got off of work and we had a very nice, relaxing evening made complete by the best episode of SNL in years.

Sadly, like I said, I woke up with a splitting headache Sunday morning. So husband and I lounged around for a while. Then we braved it enough to take Grandma's laundry back. Even husband noticed the change in her. Which is just awesome.

I love relaxing weekends. Weekends that provide what weekends are supposed to.

What did you do this weekend?


Friday, October 5, 2007

What's in a Name?

Since the creation of Google, I'm sure everyone has used it for the same thing at least once.

You've totally Googled yourself haven't you? Don't lie. We can all admit it. I have even Googled my new married name. (like anything would come up!)

So when I Google my full name I get some pretty normal hits and my name shows up a couple of times on that first page. I'm not the first hit mind you, but I'm still there.

Well in my many hours of boredom lately (when I'm at home pining away for my husband who always has to work nights) I decided "I should just Google my nickname and see how many pages I have to click through to find me!

So I Googled "Mim" and in 0.24 seconds Google had found 46,700,000 sites that had the word "Mim" somewhere on them.

I click through the first page taking the time to notice that the very first hit (and therefore most important website featuring "Mim" is the "Maoist Internationalist Movement." Super!

I click through some more pages and get to page 14 (still nothing that actually references me). On page 14 you will find "Madame Mim, Drag Queen." I actually only clicked on this link b/c the header only said "Mim". And to be technical, I'm not sure if this is a drag queen but she (he?) certainly looks like it.

Scrolling through some more pages I get to page 35 and a person on blogger named "Mim". That's got to be me, right?

Nope, it's a woman in her 50's. That's ok, I'm bound to be here somewhere...

Page 37--"Sharing Him with Mim". A story about getting someone's mean spirited Mother in Law to find God.

Page 61--A personal favorite..."Gay Travel by Mim"

Page 69--Musical Instruments Museum in Brussels.

Page 75--The Mim Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey

Page 100--You can't search anymore. I guess Google thinks that most people who have given up by then...I still want

I Google "Miriam"

Page 1-Hit 1--Miriam, Moses' sister. It's a Wikipedia site.

Hit 2--Merriam Webster Dictionary. I'm sorry didn't I clearly type in "Miriam"? Why then would you give me a hit for Merriam? (This has been a pet peeve of mine for years)

Page 2--A hit for a UK TV show "There's Something About Miriam" A dating show with a twist! the beautiful Miriam is actually a man! And none of the male contestants know...isn't that hysterical? They're bringing this show to the US...can't wait for those jokes to start.

Page 43--Miriam Christine vocal downloads. Now this one really caught my attention because Christine used to be my middle name...weird. And no I didn't listen to any of her music. She's a name stealer :)

Page 54--Miriam Restaurant 79 5th Ave Brooklyn New York. Hey! I have a restaurant! Ooh and it's Greek food. i must go the next time I'm up there.

After page 90 I had to stop looking b/c it starts getting dirty...really dirty.

So, sadly after two night of perusing Google for any sign of me, my websites, my accomplishments...I find nothing. I guess I should stick to using my full name from now on.

Although, I will check again next week to see if this post is in there. I think I used the names enough!


Thursday, October 4, 2007

Married Life Volume 3

I need to stop eating tacos.

Every time I make tacos for dinner I say strange things to my husband.

Last night he tried to hold me as he fell asleep and apparently gave him a mean look and told him "No! You can't." He kept trying to find out why he couldn't and I just kept saying "You just can't" until I told him I need to stop eating tacos before bed.

Also I was being attacked by a spiderweb.

Other than that I've got some random things for you this morning...
  1. You know how commercials seem like they're really long when you're sitting on the couch? Well it turns out they're 20 times as long when you decide to do crunches on your exercise ball during them.
  2. Yep! I worked out last night!
  3. Pushing Daisies ROCKED! It had a Big Fish feel to it. I think it's wonderful and will continue to watch.
  4. The Bionic Woman was a little better last night. But it's weird that this week the acting was better than the story line. I'm giving it one more week to sync up before I call it quits on that show.
  5. I GOT MY WEDDING RING BACK! YAY! And they connected them for me so hopefully it won't break again.
  6. Husband has today and tomorrow off, works a day shift on Saturday and is off Sunday and Monday! I'm very excited. Since we've been married we haven't been able to spend so many evenings together. Tonight I'm making Chicken Teryaki along with homemade white sauce. For the white sauce recipe please visit here.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


I feel so...blah.

For some reason lately, I have trouble caring. All I want to do is come home and curl up on the couch. Which I do and quite honestly, enjoy very much.

But I hate feeling blah. There's no point and things suffer because of it.

#1 thing that suffers from my blah-ness? My weight. Every Tuesday night I sit in front of my TV, drinking, watching the Biggest Loser and crying. I cry because these people really want to make a difference in their lives. They want to live longer, see their children grow up, shop at a normal store, whatever. But every season one of the contestants says something that strikes me..."it was just easier to be fat"

Damn. They're right. It is so much easier to not care. To be lazy. To stop at the drive thru instead of making something healthy.

I always have healthy things in the house. This doesn't mean I make a beeline for them when I'm bored and want to munch. That's my biggest weakness. Boredom. When I'm bored I eat. When I'm upset, I eat. When I'm blah, I eat.

So I'm done with that. Starting tonight, I'm doing it. I won't say "I'm too tired, I'll do it later."

I have 8 million workouts DVD's and an exercise ball. I'm going to start using them.

I guess I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.

The only problem is...besides Husband...who is going to hold me accountable?


Tuesday, October 2, 2007

I wonder...

  • Why you can't hear your phone ring but you can always hear the annoying beep, that indicates you've missed a call? Is it set to a different volume?
  • Why it is legal to not use your turn signal in the state of North Carolina? That's right, in good ol' NC you don't have to use your turn signal if you don't want to. This explains why people don't use them. Husband and I always joke that you have to pay more for turn signals in your car. Kind of like how you have to pay more for an automatic versus a standard car. If you ride with us you'll alway hear us remark that apparently that car doesn't come with turn signals. I also honk at them. They are there for a safe!
  • (Also, speaking of cars and annoying drivers) Why do some people come to complete stop to turn right? There is no need other than wanting to cause an accident.
  • What if the crock pot dinner I'm making doesn't come out right and I've wasted two whole chicken breasts? (NOTE TO HUSBAND: please turn on the crock pot to the low setting. I love you.) (also, this is my first time making a crock pot dinner so it wouldn't be that bad if I messed it up. We could chalk it up to trial and error)
  • Why is Fall such a wonderful time of year? Really, it's beautiful here. Husband can we take a drive through the Blue Ridge Mountain Parkway? If we can, I'll take you to the zoo. :)

That's all. I'm just curious. If you have some answers or insights, I'd love to hear them.


Monday, October 1, 2007

I love it

So I'm a couple of days into tracking people with site meter and Google analytics (thanks ADW). I must say, it's pretty awesome.

Thanks for your comments. It's nice to know that the people whose blogs I stalk, also stalk mine.

Sadly, I have a retort to one of them...this one:

Anonymous said...

secretly stalking you from PA... because i find you interesting and slightly annoying at the same time because you dont refer to your husbands name-- you just call him husband.

Well thank you for secretly stalking me, Anonymous from PA. It's nice to not meet you. And thank you for thinking me interesting. On that note, I'm glad you find it "slightly annoying" that I don't refer to husband by his real name. I'm glad because I find you really annoying for being annoyed that I want to stay somewhat anonymous, where as it's totally ok for you to comment on my blog anonymously. Long sentence short, why are you calling me out for being anonymous when you yourself remain anonymous?

Also, I'm sick and I get really cranky when I'm sick. Especially since I was just sick. When I'm sick, husband spends half his time catering to me and the other half telling me I'm cranky when I'm sick. Which he only does b/c I bite his head off about once every 30 seconds. The other half a minute I spend whining about how I don't feel good.

(PS husband, you were really sweet to me last and I appreciate it. I'm sorry I can be so mean. It's the congestion talking, not me)