For further information, consult God. --Ashleigh Brilliant

Monday, March 31, 2003

I started this blog to cure a bout of writer's block. That's how I come of with a lot of ideas, by writing a bunch of senseless dribble (I went to the store today and it was so crowded, or I can't believe how the temperature went from 77 to 24 degrees in less than 24 hours), and in there I will be struck with an idea of something to write about. It's a trick I learned from Natalie Goldberg-keep writing for a period of time, say 10 minutes, with no regard to real content, grammar, etc. Your pen must not stop moving. Instead of writing I decided to try blogging. It helped, I'm cured!! I couldn't even write a decent letter, but now I'm a letter writing fool and I may even turn out a few pieces of something. But I like this blogging thing and by golly I'm going to keep it up, but I'm going to be putting a little bit more of the real me in it. I am weird. I have a warped sense of humor, I like odd things, I believe in aliens, I think Bill Clinton is cool (it's one of my fantasies to get my freak on in the White House), I talk to myself, I understand crazy people, I believe that sometimes crazy people are the only ones who have it right, I do not support the Bush administration, but I am deeply offended by those who say that since I don't support Bush that I am anti-American or don’t support the men and women in our military. I did not vote for Bush. I have never been crazy about having the man living in the White House, why should a war change that opinion? I didn't support him then, I don't support him now. The love of my life is a veteran. So is my favorite uncle and the other uncle I don't quite get along with, but he's still family. My cousin is a handsome Army man. I was so in love with Hank when we were kids, he's currently a Marine, as is his uncle whom I adore. El Marko is Navy. So is my god-brother Juan and childhood friend Dave. My cousin is military. My friend Sharon's husband is injured so he can't be called into duty, but her son is preparing to leave as I type. I lived in a military town for the past 3 years and 90% of my new friends are either military or family of military. I have many men and women in my life who have served me and this country in past wars and this Operation Iraqi Freedom. I believe to willingly take a job that threatens your life, but ensures that mine will continue in pretty much the same vein is the most loving and generous thing that a person can do. Keep your bouquet of flowers, put your life on the line for me and you have my love, devotion and support for the rest of my natural life.

Wednesday, March 19, 2003

1. Cold frosty ski slopes or warm sandy beach?
Warm beach definitely
2. Chevy or Ford?
Ford usually, but I love those new S-10's. But truth be told, I ain't giving up my Honda for nobody.
3. Mac or PC?
I use a PC right now, but I love Mac's for the graphics
4. Dial-up or high speed internet access?
High speed is the only way to go
5. Small *family-only* wedding or large 200+ guest wedding?
Medium family and friends. I don't use the word friend lightly so my friends are like my family
6. Would you rather be the bridesmaid or the bride? (if you are a guy, substitute best man or groom)
Bridemaid because you don't have to take the guy who escorted you down the aisle home
7. AC/DC or ABBA?
8. Roses or daisies?
9. Trashy romance novels or classic literature?
Either, depending on my mood, I enjoy both
10. NEW! Thought-provoking question of the week...If you had to choose one...would you rather be blind or deaf? Why?
I don't even want to imagine not seeing my children's faces.


Tuesday, March 18, 2003

I support Natalie Maines and her right to say whatever she wants. You don't have to agree with every word that comes out of someone's mouth to respect their right to say it. Now that would be unpatriotic. So if any of you want to throw away your Dixie Chicks CD's, throw them my way 'cause I still love dem chicks.

Monday, March 17, 2003

Teacher Dave has one of most compelling arguments for the war so far.

Saturday, March 15, 2003

A - Age: 32
B - Band: I'm on a Staind kick right now
C - Choice Of Meat: hamburger
D - Dream Date: Tyson Beckford
E - Excites You: see above
F - Favorite Food: pizza
G - Greatest Gift: my family
H - Happiest Day Of Your Life: still waiting for that one
I - Internal conflicts: who doesn't
J - Jealous: not anymore
K - Konstantine: what is Konstantine?
M - Most Valuable Thing You Own: my car
N - Name: ebony
O - Outfit: jeans and red sweater
P - Pizza Topping: cheese
Q - Question I want to ask: will you sleep with me?
R - Roots: Ohio-Go Bucks!
S - Sport to watch: none
T - TV show: General Hospital junkie since junior high
U - Unique habits: I curl my toes (don't ask)
V - View from the window: neighbors houses, I live at the end of a court
W - Weather I Love: sunny about 75
Y - Yesterday's best meal: salad
Z - Zodiac Sign: Libra
life is good, even if my comments keep disappearing.

Friday, March 14, 2003

I love questionaires. Send them to me whenever and win my love forever.

I n f o r m a t i o n
1) Single or Taken:
Both, please don't ask me to explain
2) Sex: If possible, I do enjoy it on occasion
3) Birthday: October, sometime in the '70's
4) Siblings: 2 older sisters
5) Hair color: black, but gray is attempting a take-over. I'm too young for this
6) Eye color: brown
8) Shoe Size: 10W. My feet get wider with every child, that's why I'm not having any more
9) Height: 5'6", short according to my family's standards. Giants, the whole damn lot of 'em!

R e l a t i o n s h i p s
1) Who are your best friends?
It changes, but Dave, Jon, Mary and Jess are cool
2) Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend? No
3) Did you send this to your crush? nope
4) Did your crush send this to you? Nope

F a s h i o n S t u f f
1) Where is your favorite place to shop?
I'm a thrift store junkie. The thrill of the find is amazing
2) Any tattoos or piercings: yes and that's all I have to say about that

O t h e r
1) Do you do drugs?
No and I have no desire. Being out of control scares the crap out of me
2) What kind of shampoo do you use? Suave because it's cheap
3) What are you most scared of? Losing my family, they are my life
4) What are you listening to right now? My nails clicking on the keys, Staind is waiting for me in my car
5) What vehicle do you wish to have? I'm not picky about my cars, I just like them small. I wouldn't be mad if
someone gave me a Jag though.
6) Who is the last person that called you? I'm sitting at the receptionist's desk at work, is that a trick question?
7) Where do you want to get married? In hell. It would be the icing on the cake.

8) How many messenger buddies do you have on right now? Zero

9) If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be? I'd look less like Halle Berry, it's very problematic

F a v o r i t e s
1) Color?
The smooth brown of my children's faces
2) What's your favorite food? Hamburger and pizza. Some would call me a picky eater, but I prefer the term selective
3) Children and their names: 2, Lady Day and Bubba
4) Person from History: Einstein fasinates me
5) Subjects in school: English and Swahili
6) Animals: Not if I can help it
7) Sports: I'll watch something on TV every once in a blue moon, but I'm hardly a fan of any one sport. I like to watch Venus and Serena kick ass

H a v e Y o u E v e r
1) Given anyone a bath?
Do my kids count?
2) Smoked? Yes, stopped when I got pregnant (again), it's only a matter a time before I start again, I'm sure
3) Bungee jumped? I'd be interested in the number of blacks who are into that kind of thing vs. whites. Life is a big enough risk for me
4) Skinny dipping? No.
5) Ever been in love? Of course
6) Made yourself cry to get out of trouble? Attempting to hold back the tears are more effective

F i n a l Q u e s t i o n s
1) Do you like filling these out?
I love it more than people enjoy reading it I'm sure
2) How many people are you sending this to? Anyone who reads this blog
3) Who will send it back? Uh...they can use it on their blogs I guess.
4) Gold or Silver? Ring or necklace?
5) What is the last film you saw at the movies? Too long ago. I don't remember
6) What is your favorite cartoon character? Marvin the Martian
7) What do you have for breakfast in the morning? Cereal, frozen waffles, pop tarts or french toast sticks. I have kids and I hate to cook, what can I say?
8) Who would you hate being locked in the room with? George W. Bush after pissing off his daddy.
9) Who would you love being locked in a room with? Tyson Beckford or Tyrese.
10.) Are you locked in a room right now? I'm locked in the room of 9-5 hell. Where's that sugar daddy when you need him?


Wednesday, March 12, 2003

Can I just say how sick I am of people bellyaching about these celebrities who are speaking up for or against the war. So the fuck what?! God bless Martin Sheen and the others for not sitting on their famous laurels and watching life happen around them. Life is a contact sport after all. I think they have a right to voice their opinion just as everyone else does. What? Did they stop being Americans when they accepted their first acting role? The reason why their demonstrations garner more attention than the ones by regular Joe Blows in Cleveland or Iowa City is because the American public is so obessed with who these people sleep with and what they eat that the journalists and reporters assume we care about their political views as well, so who's fault is that? We can't have it both ways. Stay out of their bedrooms and maybe they wouldn't have a soapbox to stand on. But that's just my opinion....

Friday, March 07, 2003

I got a kick out of this and I'm American.

On behalf of Canadians everywhere I'd like to offer an
apology to the United States of America. We haven't been
getting along very well recently and for that, I am truly

I'm sorry we called George Bush a moron. He is a moron but,
it wasn't nice of us to point it out. If it's any consolation,
the fact that he's a moron shouldn't reflect poorly on the
people of America. After all it's not like you actually elected

I'm sorry about our softwood lumber. Just because we have more
trees than you, doesn't give us the right to sell you lumber
that's cheaper and better than your own.

I'm sorry we beat you in Olympic hockey. In our defence I guess
our excuse would be that our team was much, much, much, much
better than yours.

I'm sorry we burnt down your white house during the war
of 1812. I notice you've rebuilt it! It's Very Nice.

I'm sorry about your beer. I know we had nothing to do with your
beer but, we feel your pain.

I'm sorry about our waffling on Iraq. I mean, when you're going
up against a crazed dictator, you wanna have your friends by your
side. I realize it took more than two years before you guys pitched
in against Hitler, but that was different. Everyone knew he had

And finally on behalf of all Canadians, I'm sorry that
we're constantly apologizing for things in a passive-aggressive
way which is really a thinly veiled criticism. I sincerely hope that
you're not upset over this.

We've seen what you do to countries you get upset with.

I "borrowed" this from Meaningless Mussings. Thanks.
I just can't believe that LivingNappy is gone. I'm am truly upset about this. Even when I was making this move, I still tried to get to the library and at least read my favorite blogs and that was one of them. I will be praying for her return. Poopy on her co-workers, dammit!! It is friggin' cold in Ohio, y'all. I can't take it. I was born and raised here, but those 3 years in Virginia Beach thinned my blood. This 18 degree weather is killing me! I've had a cold for about a month now. I've forgotten what it's like to breath without a nose full of snot. I hate having to bundle up in layers of clothing just to buy some damn tampons and formula for my baby. I want the beach, so I'm considering a move back. Anyone in Virginia Beach want to hire me? I'm a hard worker....
My son is just about 11 months old and I'm trying to wean him off the tit. I do believe that it's easier for him than me. He'll take a bottle and not think anything of it, but just lifting my shirt is so much easier than getting up and fixing a bottle. I'm just being lazy I know. I'm only going to do a bottle until he's a year and then it's on to a cup. He will drink from a cup, but since formula (or breastmilk) is still his main source of nutrition, I'm just giving him a cup every blue moon, so that it's not a complete shock to him when the time comes. I think part of me also wants to hold on to my little sweet baby. he's growing so fast. He's up to 20 pounds- still on the small side, but growing a lot faster than he was his first few months, and walking and getting into everything. He's not cooing any more, he's trying to form words and I'm not having anymore kids and I want each stage to last as long as possible. I miss my little bitty bubba....
Friday Five

1. What was the last song you heard?

Picture by Kid Rock & Sheryl Crow. There's just no getting away from it.

2. What were the last two movies you saw?

BrownSugar and Sweet Home Alabama. I liked them both

3. What were the last three things you purchased?

Tampons, cake mix (Happy Birthday, Marshmellow Head!) and Similac

4. What four things do you need to do this weekend?

Return library books, put resume on internet and partake in the lost art of letter writing to my best friend whom I left in Virginia

5. Who are the last five people you talked to?

My son, my sister, my daughter, my nephew, Gerri.