Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Remotes & Minor Irritants
First, sorry about the leave of absence. I was without computer over the holiday weekend and then I was so emotional from the holiday, I couldn't write.

Also please send some healing vibes to Stacie's baby Faith and my sister in law, Amanda Rose. Faith has had some health problems and is very sick. Go send Stacie your bloggerlove. My S-I-L fell last night in gymnastics practice and got a pretty bad concussion. Hubs was with her and my M-I-L at the hospital till about 8 this morning. She's going to be ok, but is in a lot of pain.

So my TV remote privileges have been revoked. Hubby has a system of watching TV that is, according to him, efficient. He goes from channel to channel in a specific order. MTV to TBS to UPN to Comedy Central to USA to TNT to VH1 and back to MTV. I say just go through the channels in numerical order and you will find something to watch. It might take me a couple of passes through every channel but I usually find something good to watch. Hub can't stand some of the things I watch sometimes though. He hates: Discovery Channel, TLC, HGTV, Animal Planet, History Channel, E!, and pretty much every single digit channel except when Survivor is on CBS (channel 2). So when hubs is home we watch NO COMMERCIALS and only like five channels. We do have two TV's in the house. But then if I want to go watch TV in the bedroom, hubs accuses me (playfully) of not wanting to spend time with him. Then I feel guilty. So Ladies & gents, I CAN'T WIN! EVER!

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posted by ~M~ @ 10:37 AM   2 comments
Monday, November 28, 2005
Aime
Lovers' embrace
Your French name is~Aime~It means 'beloved'.You need to love and be loved. You love with all of
your heart, and expect the same in return. What
you want most is to make the ones you love
happy. You are warm and affectionate.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2005
So I'm officially cheesy.
I told hubby what I posted yesterday and he was all like, "GREAT! Now I'm going to have that song in my head all day!" I just giggled. I love it when I do that to him. Because he is a musician (or at least that's what I tell myself to convince myself he's not just weirder than weird.) he is always singing. I mean as he walks around his job or the house. Singing. Out loud. Whole songs. Very loud & dramatically. So he started singing November Rain all dramatic, pulling his hair and gesturing.

I guess you just had to be there.

I thought it was hilarious.

And since I won't be back till Monday: Happy Thanksgiving to y'all! Hope you all have a safe, happy, drama free day.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2005
November Rain
When I look into your eyes
I can see a love restrained
But darlin' when I hold you
Don't you know I feel the same

'Cause nothin' lasts forever
And we both know hearts can change
And it's hard to hold a candle
In the cold November rain

We've been through this
Such a long long time
Just tryin' to kill the pain
But lovers always come
And lovers always go
And no one's really sure
Who's lettin' go today
Walking away

If we could take the time
To lay it on the line
I could rest my head
Just knowin' that you were mine
All mine

So if you want to love me
Then darlin' don't refrain
Or I'll just end up walkin
'In the cold November rain

Do you need some time
On your own
Do you need some time
All alone
Everybody needs some time
On their own
Don't you know you need some time
All alone

I know it's hard to keep an open heart
When even friends seem out to harm you
But if you could heal a broken heart
Wouldn't time be out to charm you

Sometimes I need some time
On my own
Sometimes I need some time
All alone
Everybody needs some time
On their own
Don't you know you need some time
All alone

And when your fears subside
And shadows still remain
I know that you can love me
When there's no one left to blame
So never mind the darkness
We still can find a way

'Cause nothin' lasts forever
Even cold November rain
Don't ya think that you
Need somebody
Don't ya think that you
Need someone

Everybody needs somebody
You're not the only one
You're not the only one
-November Rain - Guns N Roses

So it is raining (thundering too actually) and it's November. It's cold & dreary and I feel fine. I worked last night and basically got left to my own devices. I only had one issue. This couple who had just moved here was using a check to pay for their purchases. Their check was declined because it was a new account. I was mortified because they kept insisting that there was nothing wrong. I put the check thru three times. Then I put them on the phone with the check service. They weren't mad at me though. The left the merchandise. The wife then called anout and hour later and asked me to put the items on hold for her. After I had just put the stuff away!

Well more later. I'm so bored I can't figure out anything to write.

posted by ~M~ @ 10:23 AM   2 comments
Monday, November 21, 2005
Success!
Yes, Tarek Won!

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Friday was an amazing night. I went to Penny's and watched umpteen hours of training videos. Then picked up the hubby and went to the fight. There were other amateur bouts going on before our friend so we went upstairs to the bar and had a drink and something to eat. Then we went down to watch the fight. The guy Tarek fought looked nothing like the picture in the flyer below. He was hispanic not asian and he was a big bruiser kind of guy. But Tarek kiked the stuffing out of him, literally! Then after he won we all went out to celebrate. There was a bunch of people there who I hadn't seen in awhile so we had fun.

Not much else to say though. My mom is going to Virginia with my brother to visit my aunt for Thanksgiving. I am glad she is because I know she misses her sister. It also makes things easier for us because we only have to visit two houses not three. (Hubby's mom then his grandma.)

I hope she has a good time.

And now for the FUNNY:
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posted by ~M~ @ 12:03 AM   2 comments
Friday, November 18, 2005
Wha?
RIAA Claims Music On Car Radios Meant Only For Original Vehicle Owner!!!!
Trade Group Vows To Go After Passengers Who Illegally Share Soundwaves

The Recording Industry Association of America announced today it would be expanding its crackdown on copyright infringement by suing family members, hitchhikers and carpoolers.
Lawyers for the RIAA maintain that the radio in each car was never meant to be listened to by anyone else except the original owner of the vehicle.
Therefore, any additional passengers who listen to music on the radio in another individual's car are doing so illegally and without the express permission of the copyright holders of the respective songs that are broadcast.
RIAA attorneys were preparing to go to Federal District courts across the country to have subpoenas issued to every car maker in America in the hopes of forcing them to disclose the names and addresses of all purchasers from the last 20 years.
"We think this is a no brainer," said an RIAA spokesperson who declined to be identified. "These drivers have been illegally sharing music on their radios and their passengers have been getting a free ride for way too long," he continued.
Legal representatives for the RIAA also warned that they would especially be targeting the "big fish" like charter bus drivers and RV owners who blatantly turn up the radio volume allowing others to hear.
In addition, RIAA lawyers said they were hoping to get a court order to exhume the bodies of Scottish physicist James Clerk-Maxwell, who developed the theory of electromagnetic waves and Guglielmo Marconi, who discovered and harnessed wireless radio in order to sue both corpses for unfair business practices.
- Corey Deitz

So I was searching for a radio station to listen to online today and came across the above article. I was bowled over then I saw this: This Article Is Satire

I almost fell on the floor laughing. What a great way to get my Friday going!

Also tonight marks the last night of Pumpkin Spice Ale @ John Harvard's, so we will be celebrating that. And my buddy Tarek Rached (one of Hubby's coworkers, a personal trainer) will be fighting tonight in a Kickboxing Match. Hubby and I will be at ringside cheering him on.
Here's the cutie:

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And the poster for his fight:

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Wish him luck! And y'all have a great weekend!
posted by ~M~ @ 12:19 AM   6 comments
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Pulpectomy is Expensive
So my poor hubby woke up yesterday (or rather didn't go to sleep.) with a major league toothache. I drove to the store at 6 a.m. to get him some Orajel to tide him over. Then when I found a dentist that would take him @ 1 p.m. he needed TWO Pulpectomies. That is a precursor to a ROOT CANAL! The wholw slew of treatment will cost us $3733. So your loyal servant (blogfriend) will be getting a second job. For all of you who will hate and say, "Why is hubby not getting a second job?" He has the ability to make more money at his job (he works on commission) and I don't. SO, we will both be working on the money situation. With Christmas and some medical bills popping up (and no health insurance yet) things are getting tight.

So off to:
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I went.
AND I'M HIRED ALREADY! I went there 1. because my mom used to work there and it was a pretty nice place and 2. because I figure if I'm working retail I get the employee discount and I could do some Christmas shopping. An all-purpose job. And I could do it part time.

Apparently nobody uses paper applications anymore. You have to sit at a computer and fill out a application online and take a test. They ask you questions like, "If Sally has seven one dollar bills, four ten dollar bills, thre quarters and 15 pennies, how much money does she have?" And I can't even say, "DUH!" because there are poeple out there, EDUCATED PEOPLE EVEN!, that are all like, "Uhm how much is a quarter?" So as I was filling out this application, what I think was the Store Manager walks past me and says hello to me. I didn't know who the heck he was but I didn't want to be rude so I said hello back. AND he started talking to me. He asked me if I had just filled out an employment application, and if I had some time could we sit down and talk. So we went into this conference room with him and one of the trainers. We were talking about the job and they said that they had an opening at the Home Store in Lamps & Picture Frames. (Works for me!) We also figured out that this guy is friends with a good friend of my current boss. I am going down there today and watching all the training videos and stuff and I start register training on Sunday! Whoo! That was fast.

Wish me luck!

*NOTE* Please go visit the Suck It Easy Website and vote on a name for our fan club. You can also join the fan club here.

Funny of the day:

The Center for Disease Control has released a list of symptoms of
bird flu. If you experience any of the following, please seek medical
treatment immediately:

1. High fever
2. Congestion
3. Nausea
4. Fatigue
5. Aching in the joints
6. An irresistible urge to shit on someone's windshield
posted by ~M~ @ 10:19 AM   7 comments
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Rain, Rain Go Away!
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Thanks to Soapbox for the pic. I watched the WWE Raw tribute to this amazing wrestler last night. And still can not process the fact that he is gone. I am a fan by association but I greatly admire all these wrestlers for the skills the have. My thoughts and prayers go out to Eddie's family and friends.

How fitting that today is rainy.

My mom and I use to sing this song, back in the drama free times:

Rain, rain, go away.
Come again some other day.
Little Johnny wants to play,
In the meadow by the hay.
posted by ~M~ @ 12:54 PM   2 comments
Monday, November 14, 2005
Don't Judge
I was at the just at the grocery store and came upon a somewhat startling realization. People (including myself) automatically judge other people. I was just at the store to stock up on soup for work (even though it's like 70 degrees here, IN NOVEMBER!) and I was waiting at the express line. In front of me were two ladies. Here's where the judging part comes in. The first lady was about 60 yrs old but dressed in work wear. Hot pink knee length skirt, high heeled knee length black suede boots. And a pink and black tweed jacket that was two sizes two big. She then proceeded to pay for her five items with a $21 check! This was after she fished her turquoise wallet/checkbook out of her two foot wide pocketbook. Then as she went to walk away her pocketbook got stuck on the metal rack holding the plastic bags. It fell a made a VERY loud noise. I kind of rolled my eyes at the fact that she tried so hard to look put together but just SO wasn't. I feel bad about judging her. She was probably just having a really bad Monday. We all do it though. We just don't talk about it. The next lady was completely different. She was about the same age as the first lady but wore a fanny pacy and a canvas bag across her shoulder. She had black tapered pants on and a chenille sweater from the early 80's. She was buying two gallons of 2% milk, horseradish, Worsteshire (I KNOW that is spelled wrong) sauce and six boxes of tissues. AND she smelled like patchouli. Which is ok if your dressed in flowy skirts and flip flops, but not dressed in winter clothes on a 70 degree day in November! (B.O, EW!)

So now you know, I judge people unfairly! I know other people are doing it too (sub- or unconsciously) so I can be a little less self conscious when I'm out in publik. (You Ron White "Tater Salad" Fans will get that one.)
posted by ~M~ @ 1:44 PM   4 comments
Friday, November 11, 2005
Happy Veteran's Day!
I have a new renter, Eph2810, so go on over and show her I'm not a crappy landlord. I know you guys can do it!

My Morning Inspiration: Communication paves a path for progress. Connect with someone!

In Honor of My Grandpa, who passed away in January, and my Cousin John, who recently came back from Iraq (safe & sound , thank God) Happy Veteran's Day to all those who served and who are currently serving in our nations armed forces. Whil many people including myself do not feel we should be at war, this is the time to thank those men and women who fight valiantly for what we all believe in: Freedom for all people. I say THANK YOU!

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It's FRIDAY!!!!!!! Yay!

I heard a word today on the radio that I thought was great: Mantastic. One of the DJ's had used it to decribe Clive Owen. Now I don't think Clive is quite that. But you do know I LOVE Carmine Giovinazzo from CSI:NY and Jake Gyllenhaal from Jarhead. The original for me is Johnny Depp though. Elijah Wood comes in on my list too. As do Gael Garcia Bernal & Bam Margera. OOOEEE!

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posted by ~M~ @ 10:22 AM   5 comments
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Illusions mistaken for the truth are the pavement under our feet,

it is what we call civilization.

--Barbara Kingsolver

This was my morning inspiration today. Wow, huh?!

Also inspired by Tiny Coconut what book should I be reading?

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Wednesday, November 09, 2005
What a way to start a Humpday!
Want a laugh? This is worth the three seconds it takes.

1- Go to www.google.com

2- Type in "Failure", without the quotes

3- Instead of hitting "Search" hit "I'm feeling Lucky"

4- See what comes up!

5- Tell your friends before the people at Google fix it.


You get this if they haven't fixed it yet.

**GUFFAW** (I always wanted to use that word and now seemed a good a time as any.)

Also some great news on the home front. I have been appointed President of the Suck It Easy Fan Club by Tim Easy the previous singer. YAY! I am so excited.

This was the email he sent me:

Hi Ruby,

No one needs any stalkers, that's for sure. I was chatting with Chris Easy, and we are both in agreement that you should become the official President of our Suck It Easy Fan Club. As far as ideas go, I dont really have anything in mind, or in place. But you'd have 100% complete freedom to create an official living breathing Fan Club from scratch, any way that you choose. Mailing list? Newsletter? Contests with prizes for the winners? Fundraisers? Bandmember birthday announcements? Bumper stickers? Kneepads for girls? Any ideas you can come up with would be great.

By the power invested in me, I hereby declare you the President of our Suck It Easy Fan Club. Tell everyone! You rock!

Lotsa love, TC

How awesome is that?! So does anyone have any ideas on what to do. I have already started a website and I have a contest running to find a name for the club.
posted by ~M~ @ 9:34 AM   4 comments
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Easy like Sunday Morning...
Even though it's only Tuesday.

Please go and visit my renter http://fickenchingers.blogspot.com/. Her lease is almost up and I want to send her off with a bang. ;)

Because of major poking and prodding from some people (Soapbox and Mabel) I have decided to post the other three pictures from the night at Kenny's Castaways.

**DISCLAIMER* I in no way endorse any of the language you may see here. I just think it's fucking hilarious!**

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I'm not much of a fan of Jake Gyllenhal, but I have to see Jarhead becuse that boy is fine!

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Monday, November 07, 2005
WOW!
To all those who commented on my pic below: Thanks! I don't normally wear makeup so that's how I look everyday. I guess I was having such a great time, I wasn't tired. ;)

Not much to talk about today yet, except for the fact that it is VERY SUNNY out today. You know that kind of blinding sun. UGH! Too early.

Ok well, yeah...

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Because they don't really have butchers where I live so seeing meat hanging in a store window is amusing to me.

**EDIT**

“Accept what people offer. Drink their milkshakes. Take their love.”–Wally Lamb
posted by ~M~ @ 10:06 AM   3 comments
Friday, November 04, 2005
Promotion time!
Hey Y'all! I have been so energized since the show the other night. I am starting to be happy on a regular basis now. OMG! ROFL!

Ok Back to business. I started a Suck It Easy blog. Go there and check it out. I posted pictures of the show from the other night. If anyone who has blogrolled me can blogroll them too, it would really mean alot to me. I am trying to promote them as much as I can. They might be doing a tour of some college campuses soon and I want to get the word out. THANKS!

So this is me at 4AM:

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And this was a pic I thought came out very well:

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Have a great weekend everybody!
posted by ~M~ @ 10:35 AM   5 comments
Thursday, November 03, 2005
Success!
OK Go Visit Ficken Chingers, who is my renter for this week. Show her some love and don't forget to tell her I sent you.

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That should be lots of fun.

So we got home last night (or rather this morning) at 5 am. I was at work at 8:50. Ha!
Suck it Easy basically played an almost three hour set then we walked around Greenwich Village for about four hours. I made a buch of new friends. Hi Jenn, Trevor, & Kristen (and Kerry and Laura the bartenders)! *waves* The guys were really tight and we had a rocking time.

Then this guy came around: He actually had four different signs in one. BUT, the other three are not suitable for publishing. They're pretty funny but very offensive.

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posted by ~M~ @ 12:26 PM   4 comments
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
So this is quote verbatim what my darling little brother sent to me this morning:

"I hate you so f**king much you are not a part of my life and you never have been you were never really my sister you're only my half sister don't ever talk to me again if we have family gatherings and you go I'm not going you're out of my life.

What a way to wake up huh? I love him to death, but he won't listen to me.

BUT... I am going to Kenny's Castaways tonight for another Suck it Easy show. I probably will not sleep tonight so wish me luck in getting to work on time tomorrow.

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Tuesday, November 01, 2005
WTF?
Sometimes I wish that I could just blog about mundane things for awhile like what I had for breakfast or what I saw on my drive to work. (BTW, I had a buttered roll and a V8 and I saw this:)
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But alas it is not to be. My brother/devil child is rearing his head again. My mom is not helping. And as much as I try to stay out of it I get pulled back in because it hurts me to see them hurting.

Just a brief synopsis. Last night Hubby went to see Medeski Martin & Wood in the City. NYC to be exact. I got to have a night to myself which we all need sometimes. I took my time getting home from work. I stopped at Mace's to get anew shower curtain, and kind of walked around a bit. Then I had a chiropractor appt and went to get a bite to eat at the diner where my M-I-L works. After that I went home and just read a magazine for awile til I got another one of the dreaded frantic phone calls. Little bro "needed a place to stay for the night". He had gotten into an argument w/ my mom and left. Before I said anything I called my mom to find out what the story was because bro never can tell me actually what happened. He just kind of tells me that she started yelling. I think he maybe can't understand her when she's yelling or he tunes out. Well, mom said she had asked him to help her around the house and he wouldn't. I called him back to try to talk to him and calm him down. Trying to get him to just go home and got to bed. Well he hung up on me. Then I went to bed because it was 11pm by this time. 30 min later he calls back almost crying. I pick up the phone and try to talk to him and he accuses me of always being on mom's side and hangs up. I call him back and it goes straight to voicemail so I hang up and go to bed. Phew! What a earful! Just recounting it makes me tired and gives me a headache just like last night. Then I had ona movie where there was a big car crash in full detail and that brought up memories of my aunt.And I think because it was halloween and I had been watching The Girls Next Door who had a seance. I kept imagining my aunt as an angry ghost trying to hurt me for the accident.

I'm pissed off, hurt, sad, and worried. GRRRRRRR!
posted by ~M~ @ 10:46 AM   2 comments
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