Friday, June 29, 2007

Friday's Feast #6

Friday's Feast for the last Friday in June:

How many pieces of jewelry do you wear most days?
My wedding rings and 3 earrings (two in one ear, one in the other); sometimes in the summer I will add a toe ring.

What is your favorite instrumental song?
Right now I would have to say the theme to Pirates of the Caribbean.

Who has a last name that you like?
Me! :-)

Main Course
Name a popular movie you’ve never seen.

Fill in the blank: Nothing makes me ___________ like ____________.
Nothing makes me groan in pleasure like a good foot rub!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Way to go, Biggio!

Tonight Craig Biggio became the 27th MLB player to reach 3000 hits in his career (and only the 9th to do so with the same team)! I have been a Biggio fan for a long time - he has played his entire 20-year career with the Houston Astros. Not only did he get hits 2998, 2999, and 3000 tonight, but he added hits 3001 and 3002! Five hits in one game! Carlos Lee capped off the night with a walk-off home run in the 11th - a grand slam at that! It was a great night in Minute Maid Park, indeed!

Congratulations, Craig! Well done!

Thank you. Thankyouverymuch.

Wow! I am so honored to have this award bestowed upon me by Stacey over at JameeForever!!! I think she is a Rockin' Girl, too! Thank you Stacey! Now I must give the award to five fabulous blogging women. I choose:

USO Girl - She's new to blogging but oh so cool! Even tho I talk to her nearly every day, I love the way she writes about things in her blog - and she takes GREAT pictures!

Pigs - This is the first blog that I read that was someone I didn't know personally, and I read it every day! This girl is so talented in her writing, and she is hilarious! Her baby, Piglet, is the cutest, and so is her beagle Gus. You gotta check her out!

Eddie - I linked to Eddie thru Pigs - they are BFF's and I really enjoy reading her stuff, too. She's a way cool college prof.

Get AMPed - Another friend of Pigs, this girl cracks me up, too. She's living in New York City right now and loving it!

cjh - cjh is a college friend of Bubba's, and she's super cute and fun! She has a neat job and a cute little house that I covet.

Congrats to all! Get the award button from my blog (above) and pass it on to more Rockin' Girl Bloggers!

It's hot here.

Took this picture of my van's thermometer while I was out running errands today......

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


This week's Foto Pherrets word is TIME. It has been 1 year since my grandmother passed away - this picture of her and my grandfather was taken a long, long time ago....

Return of Navy Son

Navy Son comes home from Italy today - he has finished his tour of duty there and is on leave until he reports to the Naval Academy Prep School on July 29 (his 3rd anniversary of enlistment!). Right now Hubby is picking him up from the airport. I don't know how much we will see of him while he's here, because he's got a lot of peeps to see and hang with, and he's actually staying with his his great-grandmother (Hubby's granny) while he's here. But we will enjoy him while we've got him and then send him off to do more great things. Watch out world!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

My Visual DNA

Be sure to click on "Read my VisualDNA" above for a complete interpretation! I think it describes me pretty well!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Ten Greatest Bands of All Time

This week's Ten on Tuesday list - the Ten Greatest Bands of All Time! Oh, this'll be easy, I thought. Ha! Had a hard time narrowing it down to ten. Here's my final cut (in no particular order):
  1. Bon Jovi
  2. Aerosmith
  3. Journey
  4. The Beatles
  5. Styx
  6. AC/DC
  7. The Eagles
  8. Van Halen
  9. The Rolling Stones
  10. Guns N' Roses

An Honorable Mention goes to Def Leppard, The Police, REO Speedwagon, and Lynyrd Skynard. They rotated on and off my list all week. I wish it was Fourteen on Tuesday this week!

So, does my list date me or what?? Ha! Rock on!

Oh, and since you're here checking out my list, check out USO Girl's list, too - she's a new blogger and needs more readers!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Tagged Again!

I've been tagged again - this time by Jolene of The Middling Monettes. Here is my list of Eight Things That I Know:

  1. I know that I will spend eternity in Heaven with Jesus Christ.
  2. I know the words to a LOT of songs.
  3. I know that after two or three drinks I will be quite tipsy. This is especially true if I haven't had very much to eat!
  4. I know that putting Hubby in charge of taking pictures or video is a bad idea. He tends to cut off heads.
  5. I know how to drive a stick shift.
  6. I know that no matter how hard I try, I can't yodel.
  7. I know that sometimes you just need your mom.
  8. I know how important the little things are.

OK, now I have to tag some people - I choose Bubba's Mom, USO Girl, Crazy Working Mom, and Mz. Jackson.

Have fun!

Friday, June 22, 2007

One, two, three.......BREAK!

Why is it that bad things always happen in threes? Like things breaking......just this week we have had a hat trick of things breaking around here! It started off with the kids' computer - we think it needs a new video card, but we're not 100% sure. Hopefully that will be an easy, inexpensive fix. Then the lawnmower broke. Mechanically Inclined Hubby tried in vain to fix it, but it's looking like we need a new one. That might not be so inexpensive. The doozy of them all this week was that Hubby broke a tooth! The dentist says he needs a crown - and maybe even a root canal! Even with dental insurance, this is NOT cheap!

Reminds me of another movie quote: "Sometimes life has a way of just kicking the shit out of you." I can't remember what movie that's from - I want to say Terms of Endearment - but I'm not sure. Oh well. It's true.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Friday's Feast #5

My Friday's Feast is served......


Name a funny habit you have.

always keeping the TV volume on an even number


If you could instantly know how to play a musical instrument, which one would you pick?

the piano


How long is your hair?

Well, I just got quite a bit cut off for summer, but I would say about shoulder-length, maybe a tad shorter.

Main Course

When was the last time you forgave someone, and who was it?

I struggle with forgiveness - little things are not a problem, but the big stuff - well, I tend to carry a grudge. I would have to say my kids or my husband, tho I can't think of for what! Must not have been a big deal!


What is your favorite kitchen appliance?

my microwave - ha!!

A new meme!

Thanks to USO Girl I have found a fun new meme - Foto Pherrets!

This week's word is SUMMER. I know I used this picture in another meme, but it is one of my absolute favorites (and one of my absolute favorite places to go in the summer - Hilton Head Island, South Carolina!)

Texas News

This is the kind of stuff that happens where I live:

Calf Runs Down Freeway Feeder

HOUSTON -- A calf kept humans at bay for nearly an hour and a half as it ran down a freeway feeder road early Thursday. Harris County Precinct 8 deputy constables said the calf charged a woman twice as it ran along the Gulf Freeway feeder road near Clear Lake City Boulevard at about 1:30 a.m. Deputies used the patrol cars and a wrecker truck helped guide the calf back into a hole of a fence, where it escaped. No injuries were reported.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Ten Movies I Like to Quote

This week's Ten on Tuesday list was a fun one!

  1. Gone With the Wind ("I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow.")
  2. Ghostbusters (" We came, we saw, we kicked its ass.")
  3. Bull Durham ("I believe in the soul, the c**k, the p***y, the small of a woman's back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days. [pause] Goodnight.")
  4. Caddyshack ("Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole! It's in the hole! It's in the hole!")
  5. Forrest Gump ("Me and Jenny goes together like peas and carrots.")
  6. Pirates of the Caribbean ("Savvy?")
  7. Hope Floats ("Dancing's just a conversation between two people. Talk to me.")
  8. Finding Nemo ("Cuz we were like, "woaaaah.", and I was like, "woaaaah." and you were like, "woaaahh...”)
  9. Talladega Nights ("Help me Jesus! Help me Jewish God! Help me Allah! AAAAAHHH! Help me Tom Cruise! Tom Cruise, use your witchcraft on me to get the fire off me!")
  10. Steel Magnolias ("That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.")

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Music Skipping Meme

Found this fun meme on ilovegoaliesplits' blog! This should be interesting, since I have over 750 songs in my music player!!!

- Put your music player on shuffle.
- Press forward for each question.
- Use the song title as the answer to the question even if they don’t make sense.

How am I feeling today? "Let's Hear It For the Boy" by Deniece Williams (appropriate for Father's Day! Let's hear it for the dads!)

Will I get far in life? "Shake for the Sheik" by Escape Club

How do my friends see me? "I'll Always Be Right There" by Bryan Adams

Where will I get married? "I Want You Bad (And That Ain't Good) by Collin Raye (hmmmm....)

What is my best friend’s theme song? "Since U Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson

What is the story of my life? "Livin' on Lone Star Time" by Dub Miller (that's a good one!)

What is/was high school like? "You Want To Make A Memory" by Bon Jovi

How can I get ahead in life? "In My Daughter's Eyes" by Martina McBride

What is the best thing about me? "Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me" by Elton John

What is today going to be like? "I Want It That Way" by the Backstreet Boys (ha!)

What is in store for this weekend? "Celebration" by Kool & The Gang

What song describes my parents? "You're Beginning to Get to Me" by Clay Walker

To describe my grandparents? "Go Rest High on That Mountain" by Vince Gill (I promise I'm not manipulating this!)

How is my life going? "Shine" by Collective Soul

What song will they play at my funeral? "The Best I've Ever Had" by Gary Allen

How does the world see me? "Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus" by Alan Jackson

Will I have a happy life? "Sparks" by Coldplay

What do my friends really think of me? "Come Sail Away" by Styx

Do people secretly lust after me? "You've Never Been This Far Before" by Conway Twitty

How can I make myself happy? "You Sang to Me" by Marc Anthony

What should I do with my life? "The Beaches of Cheyenne" by Garth Brooks

Will I ever have children? "House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals (this makes no sense at all, unless my children are the animals.....ha!)

What is some good advice for me? "I Can't Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Raitt

How will I be remembered? "This Is How You Remind Me" by Nickelback

What is my signature dancing song? "Livin La Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin (ha!)

What is my current theme song? "Sneaky Snake" by Tom T. Hall (Don't laugh! I used to love singing this song with my Granddaddy so that's why I have it! And no, I'm not sneaky, but I do like root beer!)

What does everyone else think my current theme song is? "Shake It Up" by The Cars

What type of men/women do you like? "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol (Hubby works in the automotive industry - how perfect is that?)

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Cinderella, dressed in yella, went upstairs to kiss a fella.....

OK, first of all, I may not be the best person to comment on this, because I do not work out. I don't think I've ever been to a gym. I dance - that's it. But it must be working for me because I'm 5'1'' and I weigh less than 100 pounds and I'm pretty healthy. So. Anyway, I was reading the paper the other day (yes, I read the newspaper) and I came across an ad for this. A ropeless jump rope. I am thinking this is the dumbest thing I have ever seen!


Friday, June 15, 2007

Friday's Feast #4

TGIF and bon appetite!

Fill in the blank: The best thing about where I live is __
___being near the ocean (OK, it's the Gulf but close enough)____…


Create a new name for a deodorant (like “Flower Fresh” or “Shower Scent”).
Summer Rain


What was the last piece of software you installed onto your computer?
I can't even remember!

Main Course

If you were to receive a superlative award today beginning with the words ”Most likely to…”, what would the rest of the phrase say?
....take a nap!


What two colors do you like to wear together?
khaki and navy

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Ten Awesome Things About Me

Another challenging Ten on Tuesday post for me - I don't tend to see myself as awesome in any way. I'm just me. So I got help on this one - I asked ten people to each tell me something awesome about me! So here's what I came up with - according to those who know me best, here are Ten Awesome Things About Me:

1. I am a true and loyal friend with a great capacity to love unselfishly.

2. I am a wonderful mother - the greatest compliment I could receive from my own mother. She said, "It comes so naturally to you, like you were born to mother. And, of course, your children reflect that."

3. I'm an awesome tap dancer.

4. I can eat whatever I want and not gain weight (many envy this).

5. I keep in touch with my family and friends and remember all their special days (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.).

6. I am great at organizing things, whether it be vacations, files, photos, whatever (some say this is anal, however at least one person in my life thought it was awesome, so there!).

7. I can roll out of bed and be ready to go somewhere in 30 minutes. No dilly-dallying and waiting around on me!

8. I'm fun to hang out with and always make people laugh and feel good about themselves.

9. I take awesome pictures - I have a good eye for photography.

10. I may not cook meals very well, but I can make a damn good dessert!

Awwww......hearing that that's what other people think of THAT makes me feel awesome!

Happy Tuesday!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Weekend Randomness

Pat-A-Cake, Pat-A-Cake, Baker's Man.....

My kids have taken up baking - a fun summer thing for them to do! Of course they aren't baking anything from scratch - we don't even have scratch in our house. I don't even think my store carries it because I've looked and I can't find it anywhere. So I settled for an 88-cent cake mix. They started easy - just a Bundt cake. Mix it up, mix it up, throw it in the pan! Delicious! Next they moved on to muffins - my personal fav - and last night it was lemon bars (again, from a mix, but oh so delicious!). So this summer we always have something freshly baked sitting around to snack on, and the kids are learning some good skills. As Martha would say, it's a good thing.

Last Week's Soup

Some of my blogger friends were concerned for me last week that my stress level was up at an 8. Well, I'm happy to report that this week it is way down - I'd say a 2. The worries that were hanging over my head have been resolved (and who says worrying doesn't do any good?) and I'm feeling good about life once again.

Make New Friends, Keep the Old; One Is Silver, The Other is Gold

My grandmother used to have a pillow with that little adage stitched upon it. I have some wonderful friends in my life (including my BFF USO Girl!) but lately here in the blogging world I have made some new friends - and for that I am blessed. Thank you all for the visits to my blog and all the comments - it's so nice to "meet" you all! Come back often!

Pirates - Arrrrrrr!

This afternoon we're going to see the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie (At World's End). I have heard that it is long and rambling and hard to follow, but definitely worth seeing. Since I get to spend a great deal of time watching my Pirate Love Captain Jack Sparrow, I'd say that's going to be worth the price of admission alone!

We've also started watching the new summer reality show Pirate Master - it's by the same guy who produces Survivor. So far it is just OK in my opinion - I don't love it like I do Survivor and my other reality shows, but it's good entertainment for the summer.

That's all I've got for now! Everyone have a great weekend!

Friday, June 08, 2007

Welcome, USO Girl!!

Everyone head over and check out my BFF's new blog: Just Call Me Part of the USO

Welcome, sweetie! I think you will find blogging to be lots of fun (and hopefully entertaining for Coastie Brother).

Friday's Feast #3

Friday's Feast for today - enjoy!


What do you consider to be the ultimate snack food?

Brownies, hands down.


On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 as highest), about how popular is your last name?

Probably about a 3 or 4.


Who is your all-time favorite sitcom character, and why?

Chandler from Friends - before he hooked up with Monica!

Main Course

Do you shop online? If so, name some sites you like to browse for goodies.

I rarely shop online, but I do like Amazon for books and CD's. You get them so fast!


Fill in the blank: I think ___________ should be ___________.

I think birthdays should be special.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Absolutely. Ridiculous.

They've let Paris Hilton out of jail already. This is a travesty. A sham. A mockery. A traveshamockery!! (Can't remember which commercial that came from, but it sure is funny!)

She is a spoiled brat. I'm ready for her 15 minutes to be up.
Ha ha - she's going back! Read this online just now:
LOS ANGELES(AP) Paris Hilton was taken from a courtroom screaming and crying Friday seconds after a judge ordered her returned to jail to serve out her entire 45-day sentence for a parole violation in a reckless driving case.
"It's not right!" shouted the weeping Hilton.
Awwwwww........poor Paris! NOT!

Monday, June 04, 2007

Ten Things I Wanted To Be When I Grew Up

What a fun Ten on Tuesday topic this week! Here's my list of my childhood aspirations....

1. Ballerina (I didn't have the ankles for this as a career.)

2. Artist (I have no idea why this was appealing to me because I can't draw well at all....but I always did like to color....)

3. Veterinarian (Doesn't every kid want to be this at some point in their life?)

4. Circus performer (Something with a beautiful costume and graceful animals....)

5. Teacher (This career goal actually made it to my college years....and I guess as a dance teacher I still kinda get to do this.)

6. Psychic (I used to try SO HARD to have psychic powers!!! No dice.)

7. Author (Would still like to be this someday.)

8. Miss America (Would also like to be this someday.)

9. Barrel racer (Again, glitzy cowgirl outfit, beautiful horse....)

10. A Mommy (the greatest job in the world, and it's the one I ended up with! Yay me!)

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Dream On...

OK, all you dream interpreters - figure these out!

Dream #1 from Thursday night: For some reason I am in Dallas and have to fly home on a plane (I am very scared of flying). My mom is with me and she is telling me I'll be fine - it's less than an hour and it'll be good practice for my flight to Disney this fall (which is really happening). But she is also trying to get me to check a bag that has a big, black gun in it! And I'm freaking out that they're going to detain me or something because I brought a gun on the plane (even tho I checked it with my baggage and didn't carry it on or anything). Next thing I know, I'm on the plane, but I realize I have gotten on the WRONG plane and I'm headed to Los Angeles! Panic!

Dream #2 from Thursday night: I am at the dance studio where I work, getting ready to teach my baby class. But I can't because the room I use is being taken up by a bunch of the teachers and students rehearsing for some big dance show they're going to be in. And I'm thinking, "Why wasn't I asked to dance in this show? I'm one of the best dancers in this studio!" So I'm kinda pissed. Then I notice what appears to be a kitten has gotten into the dance room, then I realize it's a squirrel! So I go to pick it up and take it out, and it bites me on both my hands. Hard. There's some blood. Now I'm scared I'm going to get rabies.

Dream #3 from Friday night: Hubby and I have a little Chinese girl (I'm not sure if we adopted her or what, but we had her). BUT the Chinese Government is coming to take her back, AND take all of our things! Anything that is touching the floor is fair game. So Hubby and I (and for some odd reason, Hubby's brother) are running around hiding things and putting them up off the floor so the Chinese Government won't get them. I'm trying to think of what possessions I cherish the most and where I can hide them. We are cramming stuff everywhere.

What is up with all that?!??!?!?

Friday, June 01, 2007

Friday's Feast #2

Friday's Feast for today! Enjoy, and Happy Friday!

Name something you think is “the best.”

The BEST summer snack - strawberries and my homemade fruit dip (1 block of cream cheese, 1 jar of marshmallow whip, and 1 cup of powdered sugar, blended well)


On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 highest), how stressed are you today?



What kind of cleanser do you use to wash your face?

soap and water (I know - gasp!); I do use cold cream to take off my eye makeup on the rare occasions I do wear eye makeup

Main Course

Tonight is a blue moon! What is something that you believe only happens “once in a blue moon.”

It only snows in Houston once in a blue moon - but I'm thinking that's NOT gonna happen today!


When was the last time it rained where you live?

Not counting a passing sprinkle, then Monday (Memorial Day) - it was a complete washout!