Friday, July 31, 2009

Killing Carbohydrates Vol. 1

Many of you have expressed interest in some of the tasty alternatives that Mr. J and I have been creating when we cook up our Low-Carb Meals. Low Carb doesn't have to be Low Flavor, let me tell ya. There are a lot of really cool substitutions and alternatives that make you wonder why you haven't tried them before, just for the heck of it.

Now in this issue of Killing Carbohydrates, I will detail how to make a delicious "Chicago Style" low-carb hot dog, and since we're looking at the weekend, I will let give you my low-carb cheesecake instructions, so if you feel like a "treat"... dig in!

Low-Carb "Chicago-Style" Hot Dog

I'm not going to really put ALL this in "recipe form" (meaning measurements). Just let you know what to use, and you can determine how much you need. Here you go.

Ingredients:
Hot Dogs - You can use your favorite brand, don't worry about the fats that much, you are low-carbing it. Fats is a whole different ball game. Just watch for Trans Fat (a.k.a. Anything "Partially Hydrogenated or Hydrogenated" is BAD!) Be as healthy as you can of course, but don't sacrifice taste and quality. **Also Vegetarians, you could use the "Smart Dogs", or other soy-type dog if you want!

Romaine Lettuce Leaves - Nobody can stress enough about washing lettuce or any store-bought vegetable... don't let e. coli ruin your meal! Wash, wash wash!

Chop up some Onions, Peppers (of your heat's desire), and tomatoes. In my experience with a locally owned restaurant who serves real Chicago-style hot dogs, these are medium-length pieces, and all slathered over the top of the dog. Chop em as small as you need.

Shredded cheese, like Cheddar, Monterrey Jack, once again... what do YOU like? This is your dog.

...and Mustard! I prefer a Spicy Dijon, but good ol' yellow will do.

Cook your dog (Oven, Microwave or boil? You choose). Lay dog out on your nice clean pretty romaine lettuce leaf, toss on the onions, peppers, tomatoes, cheese and finally your mustard.

Snack down!

Feeling like dessert?? Whip up this relatively trouble-free tasty Low-Carb Cheesecake!

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Preheat Oven to about 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Ingredients:
3 Packages of Cream Cheese
2 1/2 or 3 cups of Splenda (or other baking-style sugar substitute)
3 Eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla or French Vanilla Flavoring
Whipping Cream (not much, just pour in enough to loosen up the mixture and get it whipping!)
A pinch of sea salt (optional)

Use a whisk or Electric mixer either one. Don't over-mix though, just whip mixture until ingredients are all blended but not overly-smooth...

Crust: (think how much healthy oils, vitamin E and fiber you're getting with this great alternative to sugary graham cracker?)

Organic Real Butter
Ground Almonds or Almond Meal AND/OR Ground Flaxseed (I basically do this by ear, and mix the two making up enough to fill the bottom of my dish. You want enough to easily "mash" into a nice sturdy crust, so once again I kinda have to do this by 'ear'.

**I used to use a round "Pyrex" dish (had a great lid), until Mr. J was grabbing a new cheesecake out of the fridge and it slipped, breaking and spreading cheesecake all over the floor. Haven't bought a new one yet, so I am using the long (rectangular) Pyrex dish. Whatever works.

Mash the crust in and make it smooth and firm... then Pour your mixture (above) over the crust and smooth it out. Place in oven. Usually takes less than 30 minutes, but watch it. If it rises too much and starts to crack you should probably turn the oven off and let it just cool down, or take it out. According to "Alton Brown" you A cheesecake shouldn't overcook, if it looks mainly cooked but still kind of moist, that's a good time to stop it.

I am impatient, when it is done, I try to "turbo-cool" it by either sticking it in the freezer for a little while, or fridge. Whatever gets you through the day.

Cover and store in your fridge as long as it lasts, your household will eat this up quickly.

More great low-carb recipes to come soon, such as my low-carb Cauliflower "Mashed Potatoes" in "Killing Carbohydrates Vol. 2".

Over the teeth and through the gums... AJ

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Song Of The Rain

It is so easy, it seems, to hate the bad weather, thunderstorms, rainy days. But for me, there has always been something about the storms that calmed and relaxed my inner beast. Think of it, the rain cleanses our souls and cools the burn of the hot sun. The lightening reminds us that there are things out there way more amazing and powerful than us, keeping our egos in check, and the thunder, well it sings us to sleep.

I remember even back to rainy days, Mom driving me to Elementary School, and I got such a cozy, relaxed feeling. The classroom was darker, calmer. I could look out and see the rain drizzling against the windows... deep sighs of tranquility.

Rainbows Are Worth The Wait!

Yeah, the rain cleanses... it heals. It gives us a dark before the dawn. Without our "storms", we could never truly appreciate the "beautiful" ones. Have you ever payed attention, actually 'seen' a vivid sunrise after a good heavy rain? It's like a blinding vision of Heaven.

"Wish It Would Rain Down" by Phil Collins



You know I never meant to see you again
And I only passed by as a friend
All this time I stayed out of sight
I started wondering why

Now i, I wish it would rain down, down on me
Yes I wish it would rain, rain down on me now

You said you didn't need me in your life
I guess you were right
Well I never meant to cause you no pain
But it looks like I did it again

Now I, I wish ....

Though your hurt is gone, mines hanging on, inside
And I know its eating me through every night and day
I'm just waiting on your sign

cos' I know, I know I never meant to cause you no pain
And I realize I let you down
But I know in my heart of heart of hearts
I know I'm never gonna hold you again

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Four Fear (WWC)

Here we go. I actually made it eh? I'm quite proud, even though my photos are nothing special. I just can't seem to get into things and/or get time to devote to trying to be very creative. I hate that!

Anyways, here's what I have... for what it's worth. I promise to make my full rounds as soon as I can... see you in a bit. -AJ

Tink's Words For This Week: "Fear" and "Four"

I have a terrible fear of wasps


Fear Of Cleaning My Dirty Keyboard


Four Pennies, all I have to my name... alms for the poor??


Am I Dialing 411?


HTML 4


See Who Else Is Playing!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Sunday, Monday or Always

Here I am, working on getting perked up... working on getting back in touch with my writing, blogging and having my head back in the game. It's one of those things, I know anyone might say, blog or don't blog. Who cares? Well, it is one of those things. I love to write, love to blog, it's one of my "therapies" so I would prefer to continue it. Even if I had nobody to read or comment, I would still want to, even though I do love my visitors with a purple passion! ;)

First off today, I must share this video that my ol' man (if I am talking biker trash), or 'the ol' ball-n-chain', or if I wanted to be sugary, sickeningly sweet, I could say my 'sugar-pie honey bunches of delicious love muffin excellence', but I know he'd kill me--lol, so I will settle to say "Mr. J" shared with me.

Do you remember the ol' Rick Astley "Rick Roll" video that went around the net for so long, where people would share a link with you or you would click on something you were interested in and it would "Rick Roll" you with "Never Gonna Give You Up", only to infuriate the masses...? Well, this is a fresh slant on that, it's Nirvana vs. Rick Astley. I could name this "Never Gonna Give You Up Cuz You Smell Like Teen Spirit". It actually fits pretty good and is better than the original for sure... haha!!! Give It A Looksy!



Tomorrow is the Weekly Words Challenge (brought by sweet Tink!). Our words are "Four" and "Fear". I am working diligently and desperately to have some entries for that as I have done terribly lately on my WWC's and all. So send me your positive vibes.

As for the weekend in review, it was a rather bland weekend. Friday night was much ado about nothing... I lazed around a good bit, watched some TV, played AT some video games, but all-in-all, productivity was nowt.

From A Gang To GodSaturday, I slept deliciously late, lazed around a bit more, played my video game here and there, lazed around even more. Saturday night we went to a book signing brought by Meggy Moon's FABA (For Artists By Artists). The featured author was Ronald Baldridge with a book that chronicals his story of salvation from being in a gang, nearly being killed and a man who helped save his life. It's entitled "From A Gang To God".

He was signing copies and they were making a little documented film at the book signing. It was held at one of the coolest little coffee shops in Midtown in the Cooper-Young district called "Java Cabana". Check that out if you're ever in Memphis... used to be able to get married there (in a mostly-mock ceremony, Elvis style I think). Not sure if they still do.

After the book signing, we went over to "Dish" at the corner of Cooper and Young for a bite to eat. It wasn't badly priced and the food was really good! I had a the vegetable egg rolls for an appetizer and the Spinach / Goat Cheese pizza for my entree. It was yumtastic!

That was about all Saturday was made of. Sunday once again I slept late, and even layed around more during the day. I did cook some things for lunch to get us through the week, and made another low-carb cheesecake (with almond meal and flax seed crust) for our sweet tooth. When night fell, It was time once again for my delightfully addicting show, True Blood. Went to bed at a decent time, and dreamt horrible dreams about Tornadoes. I did not enjoy that.

Here's my note on True Blood... my B.F.F. Tamra and I are both in strict agreement here. We are pissed off and sick of the Maenad, Maryann and her waste of screen time vibrating all over the place and inducing disgusting orgy's with the entire lot of townsfolk. Get to the point and get her out of there. I'm very fed up with her.

In my honest opinion, the Greek Mythological slant didn't fit in too well with the storyline. I know that the author of the books, Charlaine Harris, has written this story and it is of course up to her what she chooses to write. But the people who have helped turn this into a television show should really cut to the chase and realize that we can only take so much of this disgusting character.

Michelle Forbes as the Maenad, shown here transitioning
into something like a "Minotaur" or Bull Demon in the show

At first Maryann was a little bit intriguing, and she seems kind of elegant, but we all knew she was an evil creature. That's fine, but I don't know, I guess they've just dragged it out and made it overkill for me. The faster they get done with this vibrating orgy-obsessed Maenad the better... Vibrate her scaly claws right on outta here!!!

I'm just ready for more juicy story lines between Sookie, Eric and Bill, and I'd also enjoy seeing the relationship between Hoyt and Jessica develop more... It's sweet.

That's about all I have for now, I need to get more productivity before the afternoon is out. I will try my best to be a full-fledged participant in the WWC tomorrow and have more fun stuff this week. Have a great week everybody!

Less than three,

Aunt Jackie

Thursday, July 23, 2009

A.W.O.L.

Hello Blog Family:

I know I haven't posted much lately, and have been on a slight "hiatus" (especially for me), but I can't help but wonder where everybody went? Are you mad at me for not being able to make it by your place(s)? Have I turned you, my blog family, away? When times get tough and things get hectic, those are the times I need to hear from you most! An encouraging word, a joke, link to a funny video. Something to let me know that you haven't gone away for good!

I promise, I will get around to you very soon and I will read your latest exploits and comment with great eagerness. Hopefully, you haven't forgotten your Aunt Jackie. I thought we had something special! ;)

Anyways, on with the show I guess.

I have been trying to catch up on the reading of my "Sookie Stackhouse" series of books, albeit in PDF form on the PC versions (E-books). They are pretty good stories. I am glad I read them. Maybe I will discuss these in detail later.

The other night, I had an interesting dream about David Gilmour. He and I were obvious friends, nothing romantic (so don't worry T!!) David in the dream was about the same age as David is now, and for some reason, I was giving him a back massage.

What is it with me and these celebrity dreams sometimes?? It's always people that I don't even think about too (as in I am not obsessed nor have a celeb crush on) like the John Lennon dream. Slash is the exception though, since he is a celeb crush of mine lol. Consistently, though, they always seem to be worthy, highly regarded talents. It's just very strange to me. The back massage I gave David was a very detailed one, very thorough. I was remembering the proper ways to work various parts of the back, and he seemed to get a therapeutic benefit from the whole ordeal.

Other than that, I haven't much to report really. Nothing very interesting has been happening. I will continue to try to improve my blogging and get back in business, if you guys promise to hang around. :)

I Miss You!!!
Your Aunt Jackie

PS: I am going to go ahead and skip this week's Weekly Words Challenge, as I really hate to post this late again. :'-(

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bad Blogger

The weekend was busy for me, and I fell off my daily blogging by a long shot. Just a quick note I thought I would leave to let everyone know that I will TRY to post my Weekly Words Challenge tomorrow.

Let's see if I can get back on track and post something of interest... stay tuned!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Sweet Friday Nothings

Nothing interesting to tell really lately, I have been pretty busy at work and so have fallen off of my daily July posting. I don't really feel up to making up the posts when I haven't posted on those days.

So here I am, end of the work week and looking at the weekend with less-than-electric fervor. Nothing cool, nothing much to look forward to and just blah you see.

I will post more feelings or epiphanies if they come to light.

Just tired and feeling lazy right now. However, the weather today is nice.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tired Out

I found a "roofing nail" in my back motorcycle tire. It didn't appear that the tire had lost any air, but with a bike tire you don't need to take any chances. So I ran it over to a nearby place (didn't go all the way to the dealer), and he said that with the positioning of said nail and the condition of the tire (about 6,200 miles on it) It wouldn't be safe to try to patch.

I was going to go ahead and spring for both new tires as it is a good idea to try to replace both bike tires at the same time, but he didn't have them in stock and would have to order. Therefore, I decided to go with one, just the back tire that he did have in stock for now. I can get a good few more miles out of the front one anyway, and maybe I will be in better shape and can spring for a new set of really good ones. Was just the way my day started... I made the best decision I felt like at the time. So Jimi's all set for a few more miles then, and I am looking towards braving the hot sizzling sun this afternoon under a heat warning since I rode to work because of having to go get the tire issue straight.

All things on the horizon are looking like they might improve and I believe new opportunities for growth are just around the corner. I am making myself a solemn vow to keep positive and let stress roll off my back. I am advised to do so as well, and it's a good idea anyway. So look for a more positive and uplifting, healing AJ in the days to come. I am going to give it my best shot.

Lately I have been checking out the new show "HUNG" on HBO, starring "Thomas Jane". I am o.k. on it so far although it has not yet proved itself to be a very exhilarating show, I am giving it a fair shake. Now, though, I am stuck on its theme song by a band called "The Black Keys"... Check It Out: I'll Be Your Man.

Not sure why I like it so much it just grew on me.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

O' South! (WWC)

First off this fine Tuesday, I would like to extend a special thanks to the ultra-sweet Angela of 'No More Empty Fortune Cookies' for sending me a very inspirational reminder to stop neglecting my creative soul side. I am guilty of doing just that, I put other things before my own heart a lot of the time, and I have neglected my painting among other things so I appreciate that lovely note Angela! Thanks and I am going to really work on that.

Strangely I am not late this week putting up my Weekly Words Challenge (WWC) photos, and I know you are all shocked! The Lovely Tink is our MC as always.

This weeks words were "SOUTH" and the letter "O".

Although I never feel like I excel with these as much as I should (or would if I had plenty of creative time-my fault) I have them.

Tires are shaped like the letter "O".


nOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Face


"O" Face


When you see "Welcome To Mississippi"
have no doubt, you're in the South!


Way Down South In The Land Of Cotton...


If you'd like to check out the other participants, Check Out Tink's Master Participation List. Why Not Join In The Fun???

Saturday, July 11, 2009

One True Thing

I'm the one that has to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to. ~Jimi Hendrix

If there is one (more) thing I cannot stand it is a person who has the nerve to assume something, or say something in regard to a person when they don't know the first thing about them. I may have my faults, I may talk about a lot of things and have confusion in my life but I hate drama, and if there was ever one true thing I can say it is that I know myself, and I know who I am.

Nobody else really sees that or understands it, but it is my business just as your life is yours and I'm sure that everyone has enough to worry about in their own life that they have no business making judgments about another, especially when they are clueless about that person, and by no means balanced themselves!


Lesson of the day?? Keep your own nose clean and keep your big fat fingers out of my face... Cowardice and Hypocrisy live on in one very special individual and they know who they are.

Don't worry... it's none of you my blog pals. Just rest easy and go back to your regularly scheduled programming. ;-)

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Turn On The Heart Light

My heart has felt very heavy lately. I've felt overwhelmed by a lot of things. While I advise others to let stress roll off their backs and say:

"Don't worry over things you have no control over" it seems so hard for me to take my own medicine. Why??

I know it does no good to stew over anything... I'm trying hard not to.

Just lately it's been financial crap, seemingly one issue after the other. I can't help but get a little tightened up over it because I have to pay the bills and we have to be able to get to and from work and groceries etc... I know that I am fortunate though so far that we are making it... albeit paycheck-to-paycheck, but still afloat. Many people have things worse than that lately, so I truly hope that things get better for everybody... not just me.

People need to wake up and realize that we need to all help one another and when given an opportunity to make some sort of a difference we should take it. If everyone did one thing a day to help another soul, then it would be a vast improvement.

It would only take a moment out of the 24 hour day and then they could get back to their rudeness and apathy...

My road rage has been at an all-time high lately. Now when I say road rage, I don't mean that I'm going to be the person you see pulling out an oozy on the side of the road and trying to massacre the whole of I-40. That's not me... but I do cuss and scream like a sailor from point A to point B... I can't help it. There are too many frikkin idiots out there.

Why do they all think they are so special and privileged? Why are they the only ones that matter? Between this and the Restaurant Sauce Nazis I think I'm going to have to stage a revolt.

The other thing that keeps a constant heaviness in my heart is still the huge hole left by this year's death of my Father (January 14th). I know in my soul that he is like 110% better, and happy, and healed of all of his Earthly pains and agony. I also feel that our grief is the only thing that bothers him now... but that's bad enough. I know he wants us to stop grieving, but it's so very hard. We miss him terribly. My Mom is just miserable without him, even though she still says she feels his presence and spirit in the house.

I think the biggest part of what pulls my heart down so badly is my Mom. I love her so much, and I want to spend time with her just like I always wanted to spend as much time too while Daddy was still alive. Life is so short and time is so fleeting. We cannot waste time. Doing what we feel in our hearts that we want and need to do is of the utmost importance. We only have a certain amount of time here in this Earthly existence, and although I am not quite sure what the "Punchline" is yet, I know that we are here to accomplish certain things. We're provided with instincts, "inner voices" that try to help us along the way. We're given the sense to pay attention to the signs and messages so desperately trying to reach us. It's up to us to make it right... We can't wait for someone else to come along and make changes for us or make our lives complete... WE are who are looking for... it's up to us.

So I try my best to spend time with Mom while futilely trying to maintain a normal life. Besides, what is a normal life now anyway? Everything has changed in dark ways since Dad's passing. My childhood home, once a place of peace and restoration for me has become an empty, melancholy shell of its former self. The spirit of the house is sad now, the multitudes of laughter we have all shared for so many years in our growing up is a distant echo.

Mom is there, for the first time in her life completely alone... and lonelier than I have ever seen her. It's way worse than just "empty nest" syndrome I feel. She finds ways to make it through the days and nights, but I wonder just how well she makes it. She seems even more frail and skinny, even though she swears she eats plenty.

I feel very guilty for just having my husband to go home to because I know that at the end of the day she is in complete silence and sadness with nobody at all and nothing but her thoughts. As hard as it is for me knowing that I can't go and just see my father, or pick up the phone now and say "Hey Dad, what are you up to??" I know that it runs so much deeper for her.

What am I supposed to do? Every fiber of my being longs to take care and heal people of their pain and sadness, and with her I am completely helpless. I don't think things are ever going to be any better there at home. Gloom has moved in to stay.

Weekly Words Challenge Updated

Just a quick note to say that I finally updated my photos to the Weekly Words Challenge for this past Tuesday. I was later than usual yes. I only posted 5 photos, but You Can See Them Here.

My name is (Aunt) Jaxxx and I approve this message.

Watch The Language

Yeah, um... just when I thought I didn't have anything to blog about, I found This Video. It was an accident. I swear. I wasn't looking for any cuss words or any derelict sexual maneuvers... it just happened.

I know, another post not fit for children. I never promised you a rose garden... I have my Disney moments and then I am sometimes uncontrollably wicked.

You learn to love all sides of me or you **** off yeah!


So it's a good idea to learn English... or is it?? lol Maybe Ignorance really is bliss.

I didn't have anything else interesting to post tonight it has just been one of those routine days.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Bad Things

**This post (or note) has sexual talk and adult situations so if you are around your children go ahead and mark it for a 'read later' type of thing. I don't want anyone mad at me for any adult material... since everyone's so darn sensitive... hey, you guys were all rad once... right? ha!**

I digress... let's begin the post.

For some reason, I am always wayyy behind on the news. For instance, A "Gene Simmons Sex Tape Scandal" leaked out in like February 2008 and I just now ran across this. Now, you might wonder why I would even be curious about the sexual exploits of some old-n-moldy, formerly cool Rocker dude like Gene... well, I wouldn't really, but he is a Rock Icon, and of course he has that gargantuan tongue and lots of money. That's the only "pro" that would get me with gene... well, pros.

From the time when I even remotely could think of a fling with a KISS member, it was Paul (and I know everyone is really waiting for his Tranny video to emerge anyway right? So don't even say it).

So in this sex video, which I could not find the whole full-length video any longer (thanks to my being the UN-earlybird), I managed to find a page with a couple of clips of said video. Believe me that was enough. First off, the setting was some frilly underaged girl room with cat pillows. I guess the girl was of age, she was rumored to be a model for his "Frank's Energy Drink" campaign. Secondly the music made me LMAO. It was Foreigner's "I Want To Know What Love Is." This was the soundtrack of their "love". Lastly, Gene did the deed like a turtle on heroin, and when he tried to kiss the girl she refused repeatedly. It was a pretty sad scene.

Got me thinking even more about the perils of aging and being all washed up... also made me realize that if I ever did even consider Gene it would HAVE to be with the Demon make-up on (which would've been my request even when he was young prolly)... LOL! Ok, sorry for that visual everyone, and I'm sure my family is puking their guts up right now. Well, I warned ya.

Since I am in the mood for sharing a few bad things, I thought that I would mention some of the little bad things that I have gotten myself into growing up and throughout my life... I'm not sure what detail I want to go into or how deep I want to get into the bad deeds. Let me think on this for a moment.

Back in th' day, believe it or not, I was the "good" one... I was painfully shy, barely cussed, couldn't talk to men, and tried to live by the Girl Scout code ;)

However, my closest friends were always getting me into kinks. As adults, the tables kind of turned... I became the wicked little bad one and they all turned into June Cleaver.

Bad Thing #1 - Breaking and Entering

Once upon a time, long long ago, one of my good friends and I were chasing after these two dudes, L. and R. For anonymity sake, let's call this friend Wilma... lol!

Ok, so Wilma and I were hanging out one weekend and decided we needed to pay a visit to L. and R. She thought R. was cute and I was highly in love with L. at the time. So we went over there and they were not at home.

"Ok, I said well maybe we can check back later or next weekend. Guess they're out partying."

Wilma said, "Well, wait... while we're here we might as well have a look around."

"What?!?" I exclaimed innocently.

So Wilma gets out of the car and goes up and just checks to see if the door might be unlocked which was pretty unlikely I thought. She's messing around with the knob and lo and behold the door of course is locked, but it comes straight off the hinges!!! (This was an old home btw. Or we might be able to contribute some of it to her spinach-addiction)

At this point, I freak out and am like, "Oh my god! We're going to get into such trouble! What if they come home??"

Wilma's grinning evilly and says, "Well let's just go in and have a look around.

"Damn! We're In A Tight Spot!!!" I say... oh wait, that was George Clooney from "O' Brother Where Art Thou?" Sorry... I basically continued freaking out and worrying that they were going to drive up any second and we would be lynched!!

So we go in, yes of course I followed right behind her, and she starts digging through all their stuff, messing with things on the mantle and seeing what she could find of R's for keepsakes and what-not. I could not relax long enough to even think of going through L's stuff... I was too in fear that he was gonna kill us. I would NEVER have a chance with him now if he knew we were this brazen, which is pretty decent-level stalking I might add... not to mention a crime basically.

Yes they could've pressed charges if they'd found out... but amazingly they did not. We left without being seen. Next time we saw them no questions were asked as I recall, and we continued our stalkerific crusade to annoy the total hell out of these boys.

I never "got the guy", so-to-speak... L. and I never dated, but we did hook up and have a heck of a make-out session (n'stuff), and he was my first real kiss ever... so I guess that was a big deal.

Maybe I will save my other dirty deeds for another post about "Bad Things", pending how these were received... Anyone?? Anyone?? ;-)

**Also, I will have my Weekly Words Challenge Photos up tomorrow as early as possible, so check back. Sorry I'm such a dunce lately!

Happy and Blue (WWC)

Sorry for the extreme delay!! Here are my Weekly Words Challenge photos for this week... Tink had set the words for this week to "Happy" and "Blue". So here you go... Short and to the point!



The blue items speak for themselves really...

Dragonflies make me happy...

Riding my motorcycle to scenic places makes me happy...

The end! :)

Monday, July 06, 2009

Humor Me

Ask anyone who knows me really well, and they will attest to the fact that I am usually an upbeat, funny person to be around. I always want to uplift people, and I crack jokes, and keep people laughing and smiling as much as I can. It's a part of me that I inherit from my father.

I would like to do the same thing when I blog, or write. I see the contrast between the person that I am when I am sitting at the table having coffee with you, to the person that I am through the written word. That's difficult sometimes though. I want to write comically all the time, but sometimes I just have to vent and get rid of aggression, anger or sadness.

I've been thinking about so many things I wanna blog about and I will note them and safe them to refer back to later, and then when I finally get time to go back they are basically no longer relevant. So it's like I really should blog right when I am thinking about these ideas or they go flying moot out the window... what's a terribly busy girl to do?

I wanted to bitch about restaurants and how stingy they were and how they are like the Sauce Nazis from Hell. You can't get sauce to save your life, and some restaurants actually charge you per sauce packet... WTF!!?? You make plenty money off your alcohol and food without charging nearly a dollar per sauce. I think I am going to formally complain about this particular one!! Details (maybe) later.

I think my life path is to uplift and heal others, while apparently neglecting myself and my own appearance and well being lately. Why can't I accomplish just that while at least look good doing all this stuff?? :( Instead I really run around feeling like crap and avoiding the mirror. One of the big reasons I wanna kick my ass back in gear full throttle.

As always I want to bitch about Memphis drivers and sometimes the behavior of men and various other things so I will definitely get in more rant time soon... Once I make up for vastly neglecting to get around to YOUR blogs, that is. I have really had a hard time juggling everything lately and have fallen behind in my own visits. So I guess I have no right to say that my very own comment basket is going hungry.

That's that.

Lastly, I was thinking about the "Ideal Man". My idea of an ideal man anyways, you know the fantasy model the one that I think is all put together right... I'm still at the drawing board, but so far, this is what I have come up with. The ideal man would have:

  • Gene Simmon's Tongue and Money

  • True Blood's Vampire Bill's Fangs

  • Slash's Hair and probably his hat too (sexy! lol)

  • Johnny Depp's Face

  • and L.L. Cool J's Body

When I took a look at what I had created, I screamed
and went running away from my computer screen...


Guess I better keep working on this. Cheers y'all!! ;-)

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Saturday, July 04, 2009

What Does "Independence" Mean To You?

Happy Independence Day (4th of July as it is most commonly referred to). We take it for granted don't we? Our "Independence", but so many things about freedom and independence are taken away every day if not fought for, we have to remember the reason that we celebrate it, and remember to be thankful for our forefathers behind it, and the ones brave and strong enough that fought for what they believed in. Take a moment on these "holidays" to appreciate that, and then go ahead and dig into your barbecue and beer... enjoy and stay safe everyone!!!

That being said...

Have A Blast!!!

Friday, July 03, 2009

Groove Is In The Heart

I always considered myself to be a really groovy chick who was happenin in a far out way, though I've had to remind myself from time to time... But I swear lately I feel like I have lost my mojo completely... it is really about time that I change my name to Stella and get my groove back (or maybe Marsha Brady).

That doesn't (necessarily) mean that I am going on a trip to Jamaica to wook for wub in all da wong paces, of course not! I'm a sadistically evil and calculating femme fatale good girl!!!

So I just have to find a way to get my groove back.

Why do I feel lost? I mean, I have my strange and unusual husband, a loving Mom who thinks I've gone off the deep end, got my motorcycle (ILY Jimi!!), my music and band, and I work as an I.T. gal, and of course have my guardian angels working overtime trying to keep my butt out of trouble... so what's gone wrong? I have to figure it out.

Well spoken... I think that could describe me. I just have so many thoughts run through my head non-stop that I lose a lot of them before I get to write them down. I'd say I do my best thinking late at night after hot-monkey-sex an evening of Pictionary and a g-rated movie with the old balls on chin... ol' ball and chain er, uh-Ward Cleaver.

Yes that's when I am up in my undies making the man I love some stupid Tacos because he's starving to death and whining (and I don't blame him lol), then he falls asleep and I am forced to rubbermaid the meat. Maybe that didn't sound good either.

I just should have said put the taco ingredients in a sealed container... hmmm, yeah that sounds better. Ok so now he has tacos for breakfast, right? And he better eat em' and smile.

Now then, back to the subject of groove. On my motorcycle, I generally get a great deal of attention, a lot of times it is from other women (mostly because no man likes to see a gigantic ass on a bike out in the heat of the summer, open road). These ladies, I suppose are in admiration that they see a fellow girl gone wild (maybe that's what they're thinking). Or maybe they want to go wild and think that I have and that I must be a tough cookie for zooming down the highway on my black flame shadow sabre. Either way, that is cool.

Just this week I have received three thumbs up, a mid-lane proposition and have been spotted by one of my former high school classmates who wants to go for a ride very soon (yay Cyp!).

Shouldn't that make me feel quite groovy? Sure... it should.

For some reason, I still feel like an old boring woman... I mean, I am torn. Inside I feel 19 and outside I get angry and feel like I look like the old boring woman, or am starting to ooze into that mold. I have battled with this fear for so long. Control, I have to gain control of myself and get back where I want to be.

So at lunchtime, I hit up the nearest Subway for a sandwich, and upon leaving another woman complimented my bike. "That's a beautiful bike!" she said, to which I responded with a sweet "Thank you! It's dirty, but thanks!"

"I figured I'd see some man coming out and gettin' on it" she continued. (Must've not seen my butterfly helmet hanging on the mirror). So all those things are fun and enjoyable, but they're about my bike really... not me.

It is just really time to perform a little 'open-heart' surgery on myself and reignite the flame of my mojo. Why are things always easier said than done, especially far, far after midnight?

Silly Stuff and Cool Stuff from today...

"Groove Is In The Heart" Music Video
<a href="http://www.joost.com/082002c/t/Deee-Lite-Groove-Is-In-The-Heart-Video-Version">Groove Is in the Heart</a>

The Hunt For Gollum [Independent Online Cinema]
This is about 40 minutes long but well worth it!

Very cool little t-shirts that are being made for Vampire Bill and Vampire Eric (the Sheriff) from HBO's "True Blood". My B.F.F. Tamra and are really wanting to sink our fangs into some of these... They are adorable. True Blood Addicts Check Em Out!! Here AND ALSO HERE!!.

I'm a Bill Compton fan mostly, while she thinks there are hawt things about both vampires.

That's about it for tonight. xoxo

Oops I Didn't Do It Again

Oh my gosh, look what time it is. I guess I've screwed up the flow already. Give up? Never!!!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

First Edge

We're officially half way through the year I guess you could say. I made it through the June NaBloPoMo Daily Posting by the skin of my teeth (whatever that means). Now I'm dumb enough to commit myself to trying July. The July theme is "Routine". I guess that can be anything we do daily, or whatever creative way I can use "routines". We'll see how I do. I think I did pretty well with June's "Hero" theme.

It isn't required to use the theme daily, although I can. The only thing I am supposed to do while participating in 'NBPM' is to post daily. That's it. July has 31 days so here we go.

Anyroad!


lolcat that has nothing to do with anything but lol

That's it for my first July post... I promise to gather my thoughts and spout something meaningful very soon!