Thursday, March 22, 2012

Again, I Can Do That

I love my girls.  Of course I love my boys too, but there is no way they could help me with anything computer related.
For a while now I have been trying to change the background to my blog.  And, as usual, I thought to myself, I can do that.  Because, really you can do anything if you put your mind to it, right?  Wrong.   While that is always my mindset, deep down I know it's not true.  But I keep telling myself that exact thing.
So. after many failed attempts I do what I always my daughter.  She's very computer savvy and I do know that she really can do it.
Well, it took her awhile to undo all the mess that I created.  But she did it, just like I knew she would.
After we hung up I got on my blog to check it out.  I don't really like it, but there is no way in heck that I'm going to tell her that.  After all I'm the one who chose it and let her do all the work.  So I've decided to wait a few weeks and give her another call.  In the meantime, I'm going to the German bakery in town and buy some of her favorite cookies and send them to her.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Storybrook, Maine

I really enjoy television.  And one the my favorites is a new show on this season called "Once Upon a Time".  If you have ever seen it you will know all about Storybrook, Maine and their mayor, Regina.  Regina is from another time, she's actually the wicked queen who wants Snow White dead.
This last episode Mayor Regina, aka wicked queen, said something that gave me pause.  "Everyone has a dark side" says the evil queen.  And who would know better than she?  Rumpelstiltskin even said, "there's not cure for what she's got".  He wasn't actually referring to the evil queen, but it seemed to fit her so well.
So I started to think about my dark side, I don't really like to think I have a dark side but I think the queen was right.  I thought I'd share my dark side with you, so here it goes.
1.  I actually celebrate when Oprah gains back the weight she bragged so much about losing.  I delight in her "fatness".   I know that's mean, but I can't seem to help myself.
2.  I covet my neighbors beach house.  As far as I know my neighbor doesn't really have a beach house, but if she did I would covet it for sure.  I know that's a sin, I'm working on it.
3.  I'm not that crazy about other peoples children.  I never did enjoy tending them.  I guess I don't really not like them, I just don't want to have to be with them for any length of time.
4.  Bunny rabbits...they are cute and all but they are also poopy.  I like to look at them but I sure don't want one for a pet.  The only rabbit I'm really crazy about is the Easter bunny and only because he brings Reese Peanut Butter Eggs.
5.  I love Walmart, but I get terribly impatient with the other people who are shopping there at the same time I am.  Sometimes I actually want to run my cart into someone.  Now, I know that's really mean and I have never actually done it but the feeling is still there.
That's my short list, I could go on but you get the idea.  Now, you may say that you don't have a dark side and I certainly won't dispute that, at least to your face, but I think you are only fooling yourself.  I know one of the nicest people in the world and believe it or not, she has a dark side too.  I think we should embrace our dark sides, otherwise we would all be perfect and perfectly boring.

Monday, March 19, 2012

"I remember everything about you.  You're the one who wasn't paying attention"   Peeta, Hunger Games

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Commercial Pitch

I have an idea for a commercial----here it is, let me pitch it to you.
This is going to sell hamburgers like hot cakes, guaranteed.
First we find ourselves a cute little old lady, kind of a granny type of woman.  You know, like the granny in the Sylvester and Tweetie Bird cartoons, only real.  You know, human.
You put granny in a purple velour running suit, the kind that old ladies wear, but don't run in.  They are old ladies, after all.  Sit granny on the hood of a Lincoln Town car, or maybe a big ole pink Cadillac.  My family had one of those once, but that's another story for another time.  Have her drape herself provocatively across the hood.  Hand her a big juicy hamburger and watch as the juices drip down her considerably crinkly chin while she takes huge bites out of it.
Now tell me, does that make you want to run out to your local fast food chain and indulge in a big juicy burger, or what?
What do you think, winner?

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Spider Web or Icicle

Oh my goodness,  it is freezing here today and I just walked out onto our deck to check the thermometer to see what the temperature was.  On my way back into the house I saw what could have been an enormous, intricately designed spider web that has been there since last summer or a beautiful but life threatening icicle.   In my heart of hearts I know it is a spider web, but for now I'm going to call it an icicle because actually it is an icicle spider web.  Whatever it is I'll take care of it when everything defrosts.

Please Fogive Me

I'm a Libra.  Now I know that doesn't excuse some of my rather annoying traits, but perhaps it explains some of them.  I am not a real believer in astrology, but the description of a Libra pretty much describes me.
I feel like I am that person holding those weights in each hand trying to balance them.  I do not like discord, I want everyone to get along and be happy, dang it.

I do not like to do the unpleasant tasks, not like cleaning the litter box, I do that.  The tasks I don't like to do are, for example, cancel our auto insurance because we found a better deal.  I had to do that last week and the guilt still weighs heavily on me.

I felt like I was apologizing for running over someones dog, even though the person on the other end of the phone was perfectly nice and understanding.  I felt like I had disappointed him because I no longer wanted his insurance.  I know it's not his insurance company and he could probably care less that I was cancelling, but the guilt just took over like an evil spirit possessing my body.

I'm never going to be the one the cancel anything again, lest I should hurt someones feelings. I'm going to leave that to my more thick skinned husband.