Archive for October, 2006

Jen And Vince Got Nothin’ On This Breakup…

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Rella and I are blogging about the same thing today.

In approximately five or so more weeks, Mr. Cutie P.T. is leaving me. He had to go and do something silly like find a better-paying, more supportive job at another fitness center. (I mean, the nerve! What’s up with that?!?)

Yes, I know you’re thinking, “well, why don’t you just follow him there?” And I would if I could, except the other place will cost probably twice as much — and as we all know, I just can’t bloody well afford that.

And I’m sure others of you out there are thinking, “what’s the big deal? It’s just a personal trainer. You can find another.” Sure. I suppose I could, but the question there is, do I really want to?

He’s not just a personal trainer. This man has helped me change my life around 180 degrees since April. Made me finally feel really good about myself again. Helped me gain back a lot of self-confidence and self-esteem that I thought was lost forever after the marriage from hell. Made me feel like I am worth it. Helped make me want to start really living life once more.

He helped make me like being me again.

And for that alone, there’s no fucking way he’s just a personal trainer.

(Besides, I couldn’t write a book about someone who’s just a p.t., now could I? ;) )

You know what the worst part of it all is? I’m already a mess about this. How am I going to say goodbye when December rolls around?

Must Be Old Age

Monday, October 30th, 2006

Being this tired can’t be normal. I’m sure it isn’t. And I think it’s the time change that’s done it to me right now.

And that makes me feel old, because it’s never really affected me before — but now I’m feeling that hour change. Ugh.

Damned daylight savings.

I didn’t get as much accomplished today as I’d hoped — I spent a good part of the afternoon distracted by waiting for a phone call that never came. I left a message on an answering machine, hoping I’d quickly get some sort of response, but zilch. What a major pain in the ass.

In other news, the weather is actually supposed to be okay for trick-or-treating tomorrow night. A few days ago they were predicting snow/rain. Now it’s just supposed to be cool and windy, but that’s it. Keep your fingers crossed we don’t get soaked. *insert eye roll here* We’ll see if the Offspring lasts longer than twenty minutes this year…

Okay. Y’know, I got nothin’. And that means it’s time for me to drag my sorry, ancient, tired ass to bed. Catch you on the flip side!

Me = 1, Mickey = 0

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

That’s all I’m sayin’.

Me VS. Mickey

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

On Friday night I was certain I was slipping over the edge of sanity into madness.

Sitting at my desk, I swore I could see out of the corner of my eye something moving in the hallway. So I waited. And watched.

And next thing you know, a furry little thing with four legs and a tail scurried across the hallway and into the Mater and Pater’s bedroom.


So I located the two mousetraps already set — whatever bait had been in them was long gone.

I refilled both traps and placed one in the hall, and the other in the ‘rent’s bedroom.

Yesterday morning, both traps were practically licked clean.

And no mouse.

So I refilled both traps again.

This morning, the one with the peanut butter was again licked clean, but the one with the cheese appeared untouched.

Mickey is one smart little bugger, let me tell you. But I will get him, if it’s the last thing I do. (And sorry, all you animal lovers out there, we’re not using “humane” traps. The back of our property is a forested area. We release Mickey out there, he’s back inside before you can say Stuart Little. And the LAST thing we need is Mickey AND offspring taking up residence. Ugh.)

In other news, I watched Click last night, and was pleasantly surprised. I’m not a fan of Adam Sandler when he’s being really obnoxious, and thankfully the obnoxious part was downplayed in this film. In fact, it had some moments that pushed some of my buttons, and so I bawled a couple of times. Definitely worth a rental.

But there was a preview at the beginning of the DVD for a movie called Stranger Than Fiction (with Will Farrell and Emma Thompson) that actually looks quite amusing. It’s out in theatres in November, I think, and I may have to make a point of going to see it.

All right. I put off cleaning the Offspring’s bedroom, and now is the time to tackle it. Send in the Mounties if you don’t hear from me by tomorrow. *shudder*

Geeks R Us

Friday, October 27th, 2006

It’s kind of depressing to see that everyone on my MSN Messenger contact list is either *away* or completely offline.

This means those people have LIVES.

And here I am, sitting at the computer again, debating whether or not I should go to bed. I think I will, actually, once I type this up.

I did rent some videos, and I managed to get the only copy of Over the Hedge in the Blockbuster, so that was good. And for myself, I picked Click and The Lake House.

What does it say about me that even though I go to the theater pretty rarely (and therefore should be faced with a TON of possible choices), I could still count ON ONE HAND the movies on the shelves that actually piqued my interest?? Ugh. Why are they all either political dramas or horror films? I just don’t get it.

Anyway. Watched Over the Hedge (cute, had its moments) at the neighbor’s with the kids, and we grownups had a bottle of wine. (Maybe that helped make the movie more amusing… Hard to say. :) ) Tomorrow brings the edge-of-your-seat excitement of cleaning the Offspring’s bedroom, doing laundry, and a bunch of other smaller chores. Fortunately, we’re supposed to be heading to the neighbor’s again to let the girls play some more.

And possibly drink more wine. Sounds pretty damned good to me. :D Have a good one, gang!


Thursday, October 26th, 2006

Just a little soft-shoe there to distract you from the fact that I’ve got nothing to talk about today.

Except for the fact that there are still two more movies that need to be identified in the Movie Quotes game below! (#4 and #14) C’mon! Any takers?

Today was unexceptional in its averageness, the highlight being manhandled by Mr. Sexy P.T. (In a way, that’s really twisted, isn’t it? Getting beaten up is the highlight?? Sheesh…)

Well, seeing as how the Mater and Pater are gone for the weekend, I’m a-thinkin’ of getting a little caught up on my moviewatching. I’m broke, so I’m only going to rent a couple, I think (plus I might get Over the Hedge for the Offspring…), but anybody got any good suggestions? I’m way behind in my viewing, so I’m willing to bet there are a ton I haven’t seen. What’s the latest thing you watched on video that you enjoyed? Let me know, and I’ll keep you posted on what I get for myself.

Other than that, our weekend will likely be quiet. We may have a playdate with my neighbor’s kids (and my neighbor and I may just end up drinking wine or something… :D ), but that’ll be about it. Oh, and I may tackle the chaos that is the Offspring’s bedroom. *shudder*

On that note, though, I’m heading for my bed. Keep your fingers crossed that I’m warmer tonight than I was last night — woke at 3AM, and I was freezing. Keep in mind, I have a quilt and two blankets on my bed. Ugh. Have I said lately how much I hate being cold? Well, I do. Now you know.

G’night, sleep tight…and if there’s any biting going on other than bedbugs, I want to hear all about it. :D

The Movie Quote Game!

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

This is something I’ve stolen from elsewhere, but I thought it looked fun. Here are the rules, in case you want to try it, yourself:

A. Pick 16 of your favorite movies.
B. Then pick one of your favorite quotes from each movie.
C. Post the quotes in your journal.
D. Have those on your friends list try to guess what the movie is — put your guesses in Comments. If you google, you suck.
E. Strike out the quote once it has been correctly identified and place the guesser’s username directly after the quote.

So here we go:

1. “I’ve got so many hickies people will think I’m a leper.” GREASE — Kimberly

2. “I think we’ve all arrived at a very special place. Spiritually, ecumenically, grammatically.” PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 1 — Rella

3. “In sleep he sang to me, in dreams he came, that voice which calls to me and speaks my name… “ THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA — Rella

4. “I’ve got a degree in ass wiggling, mate.” THE FULL MONTY — Rella

5. “My name is Thomas Moore. I was named after a Saint who died for his faith. ” THE SAINT — Rella

6. “Well I always thought that archaeologists were always funny looking men going around looking for their mommies.” Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom — Donna

7. “Now, if you two don’t mind, I’m going to bed before either of you come up with another clever idea to get us killed. Or worse, expelled.” HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE — Kimberly

8. “Uh, we had a slight weapons malfunction, but uh… everything’s perfectly all right now. We’re fine. We’re all fine here now, thank you. How are you?” STAR WARS — Kimberly

9. “The defense department regrets to inform you that your sons are dead because they were stupid.” TOP GUN — Donna

10. “Would you prepared if gravity reversed itself? The only thing I can’t figure out is how to keep the change in my pockets. I’ve got it. Nudity.” REAL GENIUS — Kimberly

11. “You’re a great warrior! And a swordsman!… And you’re ten times bigger than I am, stupid!” WILLOW — Rella

12. “I just wanna know how one becomes a janitor because Andrew here is very interested in pursuing a career in the custodial arts.” THE BREAKFAST CLUB — Kimberly

13. “I know a little German. He’s sitting over there.” TOP SECRET! — Rella

14. “Hee hee. “Get her.” That was your whole plan. I like it; it was scientific.”

15. “What, you don’t like rice? Tell me Michael, how could a billion Chinese people be wrong?” THE LOST BOYS — Kimberly

16. “Don’t get saucy with me, Bernaise.” HISTORY OF THE WORLD, PART 1 — Rella
Good luck, and have fun! :D

Hee Hee Hee!!

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

Ladies*, if you want to see something jaw-dropping, follow the link:


Just trust me. Start with one product on the left, and click your way through them all. (The breadmaking one just about knocked me over.) Prolly not so good around kids. Or spouses. Or bosses, for that matter. :D
This had me *peesnortling* so hard I was crying.

*Guys can click the link, too… you just may not find it as amusing as we women do. :D  

Need I Say More??????

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

Today’s Horoscope:

You are in the middle of quite a tango today — this dance between you and a relatively new person in your life is fun, but is it going anywhere? For today, one of your goals should be to find out. If you can advance things inch by inch, you will get closer to this person by the end of the day. Do not be afraid to step on their toes once or twice. Coming across as forceful or aggressive isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It can be a very efficient use of your time.

The universe is killin’ me, here. It really is. What have I done to deserve this push-and-pull bullshit??

In other — much better — news, I’m down to 19.5% body fat. And no, Mr. Cutie P.T., you can’t make me eat doughnuts.


Weeeeell, okay, there are ways, but I can’t put that in print, now can I?

Tell Me Why I Don’t Like Mondays…

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

Sorry, gang… not up to being clever or creative today. So instead, I’m including a funny email forward I received today. Have a Monday chuckle on me!