new phone

June 30, 2007

It's charging, but this is what I ended up getting. I think Tim wants to write software for it.

Drama Queen? Me?

Leo THE LION - the sign of Generosity
Leo is expansive, loving the grand gesture and generally will have a sunny outlook on life. They can see the best in everyone and delight in being in the company of friends, family or anyone who can be an audience. They are natural performers and also have a strong creative urge too. They can be hardworking, inspiring and natural leaders, as long as they believe in their own magnificence.
Shindig anyone?

Get More from Life
By surrounding yourself with positive people who can support you in times of self doubt.

Ideal Careers
Business management, law, actor, film director, artist, jeweler, dancer, playing Father Christmas, hair dresser, fund raiser, astrologer, youth worker.

Advice for Partners & Friends
A good idea - to be encouraging and praise your Lion.

Not so useful - to be negative and belittling.

We love you at your Best ...
When you roar, with laughter, preferably. You know how to have fun and put on a good show and will play to your audience, without showing if your hurting inside. You have an innocent belief that you will be treated like you treat others and know that when you laugh the world laughs with you. You want to make the world a happy place and will do what you can to make that happen. You have an innate sense of glamour and hate the idea of being penniless, particularly if it means you cannot afford to buy presents.

Creative, generous, enthusiastic, organized (if bothered), broad minded, expansive, dramatic.

.... Difficult to Live With!
Pride can get in the way and Leo's can sometimes cut off their nose to spite their face. There is a danger of attention seeking too, and the need to bring drama to a perfectly ordinary occasion. Leo's need space in every sense to express themselves and are really not at home with the idea of being modest or living in an understated way. Occasionally, Leos can be quite snobbish and arrogant.


June 28, 2007
Come play with me! It's the one fun site that is officially approved for GM employees to use at their workstations. I'm Nannerimous Prime

Annette Sargent

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."  -Robert A. Heinlein

Fwd: PEGGY asked us to send you this post from Slashfood

June 27, 2007
From Pegs to me. They are cute

---------- Forwarded message ----------


Food Porn: Knit some cupcakes


knitwear cupcakes
Yes, I know it's a little early in the day to be serving up things as sweet as cupcakes, but how could you resist gazing upon these absolute wonders in marzipan?

Food blog VeganYumYum was off to a Bon Voyage Knitting party, so very appropriately made cupcakes festooned with tiny marzipan knitwear. I am amazed at the colors and the detail down to the threads! Of course, had VeganYumYum actually knit the marzipan yarn into tiny sweaters, I'd have fallen out of desk chair!

Want to give it a go yourself? There's a pic-tutorial.

T-Mobile Wing

T-Mobile Wing™ phone details from T-Mobile: "T-Mobile Wing™
T-Mobile Wing™
Stay connected with the T-Mobile Wing, a powerful phone with a touch screen and slide out keyboard that lets you take the strength of your desktop with you."

This is what I want for my next phone. My current one can't seem to keep a charge for longer than an hour phone call, and even during that call everything is so staticky as to be ... it's easier to text. Anyway, if not this then the RIZR. A camera is very important to me :)

ugh and ick - someone forgot to mention humidity in today's forecast

June 23, 2007
OK, i know this isn't the South, but I took a shower, got dressed, went outside, took Zoe and Joy for a walk, and come back dripping. It WASN'T an especially exhaustive nor brisk walk. just a pleasant jaunt to Blockbuster and back (1.3 miles one way according to Google Maps).

I'm blaming the humidity for my excessive "glow" because I am not breathing heavy, nor passing out from exertion. Just really thirsty. ICK, UGH, There is only one reason in the world to get this sweaty and walking is NOT it. Off to get the dog groomed and babysit my little boy. Call me if you want to chat. You know the number.

Question of the day....?

I got this in email. Guess what I did

This just proves that we have become too dependent on our computers.

Are you male or female?   To find out the answer, look down...  













Look down , not scroll down !

Better than sex chocolate

June 22, 2007

Ohhhhhhh. Ghirardelli Citrus Sunset. Just let it melt in your mouth. Just a little bit at a time. Simply wonderful. I feel better =)

Heathens I tell ya

I COULD SCREAM!!!!!! I gave birth to a bunch of heatherns I tell ya. I can make 10 kids of various ages behave and get along, but I can't get my two to NOT FIGHT for the time I am in the shower. I swear he waited till I was in the shower. Joy was still sleeping peacefully (yah in my room). Two nights ago, when Josh wasn't here and she was just being more than I could handle intelligently ... she spilled water in her bed. I told her to sleep on her floor or in Josh's room since he wasn't here. She chose Josh's room (she wanted to sleep in a bed). I got her up and dressed the next morning and totally forgot about her jammies and (wet) pullup that I left in his room. So this morning, after not sleeping in his bed for like the 2nd week he decides that he wants to sleep in his bed. And freaks out cuz her blankie, jammies, and said pullup are there. So what does he do? What does he do???? Wakes her up, Calls her names, orders her to get her stuff out of his room. I only know this because for some reason my alarm is going off and both kids are screaming. Which one is old enough to know better? BEATS THE HELL OUT OF ME! I am so mad at him right now!!! Told him over and over if he has a problem with his sister to come to me or Tim because he just orders her around, doesn't even treat her with the common respect and courtesy that I taught the both of them to have for ALL kids (working on adults, she picks up so many of his bad habits).

Crap, gotta rush. At least it's Friday, and the kids aren't screaming anymore.

Personality Quiz

I might have mis-clicked on a few

Advanced Global Personality Test Results
Extraversion |||||||||||||| 53%
Stability |||||||||||| 46%
Orderliness |||||||||| 36%
Accommodation |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Interdependence |||||||||| 36%
Intellectual |||||||||||||| 56%
Mystical |||||| 23%
Artistic |||||||||||||||| 70%
Religious |||||||||||||||||||| 90%
Hedonism |||||| 23%
Materialism |||||||||||||| 56%
Narcissism |||||||||||| 50%
Adventurousness |||||||||||| 50%
Work ethic |||||||||||||||| 63%
Self absorbed |||||||||| 36%
Conflict seeking |||||||||||| 43%
Need to dominate |||||||||||||||| 70%
Romantic |||||||||||||| 56%
Avoidant |||||||||| 36%
Anti-authority |||||||||||| 43%
Wealth |||||| 30%
Dependency |||||||||||||| 56%
Change averse |||||||||||||||| 70%
Cautiousness |||||||||||| 43%
Individuality |||||||||| 36%
Sexuality |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Peter pan complex |||||||||||||| 56%
Physical security |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Physical Fitness |||||||||| 37%
Histrionic |||||||||||||||| 63%
Paranoia |||||||||||||||| 63%
Vanity |||||||||||| 43%
Hypersensitivity |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Indie |||||||||| 33%
Take Free Advanced Global Personality Test
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Stability results were medium which suggests you are moderately relaxed, calm, secure, and optimistic.

Orderliness results were moderately low which suggests you are, at times, overly flexible, improvised, and fun seeking at the expense of reliability, work ethic, and long term accomplishment.

Extraversion results were medium which suggests you are moderately talkative, outgoing, sociable and interacting.

trait snapshot:
messy, disorganized, not rule conscious, rebellious, rash, weird, ambivalent about chaos, likes bizarre things, anti-authority, not good at saving money, not a perfectionist, leaves many things unfinished, low self control, strange, desires more attention, romantic daydreamer, abstract, impractical, unproductive, leisurely, likes the unknown

Photo Friday:Dream

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I Need A Wife

I was looking for the forward about women needing wives ... because I really needed one tonight. Came across this instead

Why I Need a Wife
(Jane Schlosser)

In a perfect world, every woman would have a wife. Unfortunately, there is no such world, but I still need a wife. I have asked for a wife for years. Every time my family says, “What do you want for your birthday: Mother’s Day, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or Easter.”

I smile and respond, “A wife.”

They smile sweetly and respond, “No, really, Mom. What do you want?”

I do not understand why they will not believe me. I am very serious. “I want a wife!”

I want someone who will sort, wash, fold and put away the laundry, so I can pretend these things magically appear in their proper place on a weekly basis. If she could mend and iron, that would be even better.

One Christmas, I included my own letter to Santa along with the children’s letters. It was not a long letter, only one request, but he did not answer. I am not sure if Santa thought it was a joke or he forwarded it and my request was lost in transit.

My letter read: “Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is a wife. I have tried to be good, and I could sure use the help. Thank You, Jayne. P.S. If you cannot help me, please, forward my letter to Cupid, the Easter Bunny, or my husband.

Nothing! That was the Christmas when I could have used a wife to take care of all the baking, decorating, grocery shopping, help with towels, and changing sheets because we had non-stop company from Thanksgiving through mid-January. Even the dogs were beginning to get confused as to who lived in the house.

I think the terms “stay at home” and “non-working” when attached to the noun Mom should be outlawed. It has been my personal experience that being a “stay at home, non-working” mom means I'm never at home, and I never have time to get anything done. I need a wife so the cleaning, cooking, and laundry get done while I run around helping, supporting, volunteering, and supervising the various groups, activities, events, and children who need me because, “You have free time since you don't work, and you don't have anything important to do.”

Another thing I detest is filling out forms, because I do not know what to put in the “occupation” box. "Mom" or "wife" gets the response, “That's not a job. What do you do?”

Once I unclench my jaw, I start to explain what I do, and these people say, “I see. You're a housewife.”

I really hate that word. I do not recall marrying a house. I am sure I would remember that, especially as I hate doing housework. If I complain about that term, they smile indulgently and say, “We will put down domestic engineer.”

What is that? An engineer is a highly paid technical job. What kind of education do you get to be a domestic engineer? Are there foreign engineers or undomesticated engineers, and what kind of degree do you look for when you want to study to become these engineers? Do people really think putting domestic engineer on the occupation line makes up for the lack of respect being a stay at home mom gets in society? If you are going to call me a domestic engineer, I want the salary an engineer gets, because my current salary really stinks.

I have finally solved the problem of the occupation line on school forms. I write “slave.” Then, under hours, I put “24 hours a day, 365 days a year, on call at all times, no vacation.”

My daughter read her form and told me, “But Mom, you’re not a slave. You are more like a maid.”

I patiently explained that a maid gets a salary, has regular working hours, and gets not only time off but also gets vacations, has opportunities for pay raises and can change jobs, if things are not satisfactory at the current position. After my explanation, her younger brother looked at his form and then told his sister, “No. Mom’s right. She is a slave.”


June 20, 2007

I so want Cat Deely's dress from tonight's show. It's this pretty white triangle thing with purple and turquoise beadwork. And Hok is one FOINE boy. Just look at those lips. Aren't those kissable lips? I think my "yellow fever" is coming back.

And Faina definitely needs a new partner. She rocked and he ... didn't.

OK, I think I am off to be sick, tonight has not been a good night. i think I picked something up somewhere :(

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June 19, 2007

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Orgasmic Simulator

June 17, 2007
You gotta check this out ... it was actually a little too fast for me :)

New Postcards

June 15, 2007
Couple new postcards this week for anyone who's interested.

Photo Friday: Active

It was hard choosing a photo for this one. Of course the first thing that came to mind were my kids. Active personified most days. And there were some great shots at Josh's birthday.

I chose this one because it shows the kids just being kids. They are entering that mysterious realm of puberty and teenager, but at least they got to act like kids one more time. Besides, they look like they are having the time of their lives :)

Photo Friday


June 14, 2007
Have Cam will travel :)
ManyCam - Home - webcam graphics plus use your webcam with multiple programs simultaneously!: "What is Manycam?

— Use your webcam with multiple programs simultaneously.
— Add text to your webcam video window with any application.
— Add cool animations in your video window.
— Show your local day and date in your video window.
— Add live CGI graphics like fire and water effects, make it appear as if it is snowing inside your house."
So who's up for a conference?

Stormtrooper video

Microsoft Photo Info tool: Digital Photography Review

Microsoft Photo Info tool: Digital Photography Review: "# Generate copyright notice automatically. Photo Info can generate a standard copyright notice automatically from the Author and date Created information, if present.
# Quick recall of location details. To help save time when entering location information, Photo Info can save location details under a name you provide. Recall these details by selecting the location name from the drop-down menu."
Microsoft actually has a free tool that I plan on using EXTENSIVELY in the next few days. I so need a quick cheap (free) easy way to watermark photos.

Dr. Who TV Shows Online

June 12, 2007
For Peggy and I guess me. What have I been missing?
Season 1 and 2. Josh told me about this site called

Evening of Chaos

June 11, 2007
Get home just after 5 to see Josh and friend playing video games. Josh asks "Mom, why are you home so soon?" I tell him it's just after 5. He thinks it's not that late. Joy wants to ride her bike and have Zoe with her. This doesn't quite work out. I go through mail and call a friend to thank him for a gift. It made it here in record time. I walk Zoe while talking with friend and watching Joy ride bike. About 6 (while still talking to friend, it's been quite a few months since we've talked) I go into house and start prepping the dishes. SAVE ME FROM 13-YR-OLD INNUENDO!!!!!! I finally kick all the kids out (Josh's friend Nick arrives for a sleep over. Josh got me when I was only half-way paying attention and asked for a sleepover. What was I thinking???? I work tomorrow!). OK, so where was I?

6:15-8:00PM dishes
6:30-7:15 - kick all kids and dogs out and tell them to come back at 7:15, dinner should be ready.
sometime between 6:45 and 7:00 - phone dies totally and completely and I don't feel safe charging it near the sink. Shoot off quick email to friend to explain what happened.
7:13 - kids return early. Josh sets table and kids eat (3 teenagers and one kinder) while I continue doing dishes.
sometime around 7:30 - kids finish eating and I do their dishes (again? more? I've lost track)
8:00-8:05 - I finally eat dinner and register a new postcard while the kids play video games and argue (I want more why????)
8:08PM Joy states: "No, instead of bath I'll talk to dad"

I am ready to collapse!

And it's not over yet. I still have to get Joy ready for bed. She REALLY needs a bath, but I think I will skip it. (yeah, yeah, I know, I'm a pushover)

Blast from the past

June 10, 2007
I lost all of my HS pics in the move up here (they were in storage).

So today one of my girlfriends posted this on my myspace.

Spring Fling 1992

My immediate response? Damn I was dark (and what was I thinking with that hair?!?!?!!) My second ... whatever happened to Erica? and third ... after D told me, was to add Esther to my face book and MySpace accounts.

Now whatever happened to Erica????


June 6, 2007
Apologies to one and all who I may have drunk dialed/text messaged last night. Unless you got a kick out of it :)

And this from a woman who usually knows to stop at one glass of chard. I can have 2-3 of Riesling or Gurwer ... Peter knows how to spell it. Um yeah, I was a lot tipsy last night but other than feeling like I did/said something silly last night I feel ... like I need to stay in bed. No headache though!!! Time to get Joy dressed.

lemming hut : oh funny,funny!

June 5, 2007
Annette Sargent has sent you a link to a blog:

This is hilarious!

Blog: lemming hut
Post: oh funny,funny!

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Getting set up

June 2, 2007
I forgot how abysmally long the files and transfer wizard could take. And it's all my fault. I have like 20GB of stuff just in My Documents (lots of podcasts and photos). Here's to patience. I guess I can give Joy her bath now and make my bed.
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