For further information, consult God. --Ashleigh Brilliant

Monday, November 27, 2006

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Egg Nog without a doubt. I can drink a half gallon in one sitting.
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Santa doesn't stop at my house. I work to hard to buy those gifts to give credit to a fat white man who can't even knock on the door like civilized folks
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? whatever for both
4. Do you hang mistletoe? NO
5. When do you put your decorations up? whenever I get around to it. I start pulling them out after Thanksgiving
6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?Sweet potatoes
7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child: popping the lock on my mother's bedroom door and playing with all our dolls before hastily rewrapping them. Apparently moms had lots of fun at a Christmas party that year because she was never the wiser.
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?I don't remember ever believing in Santa Claus.
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Heck no, we're still shopping!
10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? However the kids want to.
11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? Dread it. I miss Virginia Beach where 1 inch closed everything down. It would take much more than that in Ohio
12. Can you ice skate? I haven't done so in years so who knows?
13. Do you remember your favorite gift? Every year my sister gets me something from Bath and Body Works
14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Just being able to relax and laugh with my family
15. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Pigging out on food and then falling asleep watching movies.
16. What tops your tree? An angel
17. Which do you prefer giving or Receiving? Wouldn't I be nice if I said giving, but who doesn't like to get gifts?
18. What is your favorite Christmas Song? What Child is This?
19. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum? Just okay.
20. Favorite Christmas desert.pumpkin or peach pie Neither. I prefer Sweet Potato Pie, thankyouverymuch.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

I love this movie.

Which Character from Rent are you?


Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Remember that song Give Me One Reason by Tracy Chapman? That was the sh*t, wasn't it?
I'm getting bored in my work life. I've been temping until I find something permanent, so I'm limited in what I can do. Does anyone have any suggestions? What can I take for lunch? How do you impress the people in the "office"? What should I pack in my work bag? Keep in mind that I use public transportation so I can't be carting around a 20 pound bag. Trendy, but professional work clothes ideas? How should I handle office politics when I'm not going to be a part of the office for long? I've tempted on and off for 10 years so I know how to handle most situations, but I think I'm getting stuck in a rut, so I'm looking for a way to fresh perspective.
Want proof that there is a God? Blackwell lost big time. I find much joy in that.

As a sometimes smoker, I'm disappointed that the smoking ban passed. There has to be a compromise. I liked sitting at Denny's at 2am sharing a pot of coffee and a pack of cigarettes with my best friend talking about aliens, abortion, sit-coms, immigration, pop-tarts and whatever else our warped minds came up with. I can respect how non-smokers feel, but can I get the back room of the bar or something? Damn. Cut a sister a break.

Did I mention that Kenneth Blackwell lost?

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

I got these questions from mommysavers newsletter.

What is your first name?

What are your kids’ names?
Lady Day, Bubba, AJ and Bear-Bear

Were you ready for motherhood?
Yes, I was. I waited until I was 26 and planned the pregnancy.

Have you ever met someone who has completely inspired you to be a better person? Can you tell us about that relationship and how it has affected you?
It may sound like a cliche, but the best people I have known I met in the church. There are some crazies and some truly inspiring people hanging out in the pews of many churches.

Do you have any nervous habits? What are they?
I crack my knuckles.

Did you ever date a guy your parents did not like? Were they right about him?
I don't think so. I didn't ask though, so who knows?

What do you want your kids to remember the most about you?
That I am a praying parent and that that is the most loving thing a parent can do for their child.

What did you learn the most from your mother?
How to not be a horrible mother.

How many coupons do you use on a regular basis? What is your best money saving tip?
I always cut the darn things out, then forget to take them to the store, or tho use them at the check out. Duh! Estimate how much money you will need each day and put that in your pocket/purse. That includes credit/debit cards. That's all you can spend. You won't spend it if you don't have it on you to spend.

What is the most romantic thing your dh ever did for you?
I'm a sucker for the little things. Keep the flowers, I want kindness. I love French toast, but hate to cook it. I loved when he got up and fixed it for me when I just casually mentioned that it would sound good, or how he heats up the van for me in the mornings because I hate cold weather.

Tell us five things you like about yourself.
My eyes, my sense of humor, my intelligence, my faith, my fun spirit

What hobby do you enjoy the most? What got you started on it? How would you rate yourself? Can you show us a picture of your proudest piece of work?
It depends on my mood. Right now I'm on a sewing kick. I'm pretty good, better than average, not quite an expert.

How many frogs did you kiss before you found Mr. Right? Was he worth the wait?
Not a lot. I haven't had alot of boyfriends since most of my relationships have been long term deals. My husband and I are currently separated, but yes, he was worth the wait.

What is your favorite genre of music? Who is your favorite group? Have you ever seen them in concert?
I like all kinds of music. I probably listen to R&B most often, but I have on talk radio more than music. If music was my religion, Luther Vandross would be my god. I have seen him in concert a couple of times.

What do you see your children growing up to be like? What career path would they choose?
I really don't know. They are still too young (9 yrs-10 mos) for me to have given this much thought.

Is there something we would never guess about you? Some kind or quirk you have no one close to you knows about. (C’mon tell us!!!!)
No one who reads this blog knows me, so it really wouldn't matter. I do talk to myself. Alot. Probably alot more than what is considered normal. I don't have full conversations where I'm responding to my own questions or anything like that, but I'm probably not too far off crazy.

Are there words you live by? What are they?
"To thine own self be true." Anyone who truly loves you will respect that.
I had to take another unexpected hiatus.

Election day is finally here. Hallalueh!!! I say that not because I am excited to go out and exercise my patriotic duty and vote, I say that because it means the end of political ads. For now at least. Are there people out there who are actually swayed by these ads? You honestly don't learn anything new about the people featured and I bet if they were to do a study, they would find that most of us are annoyed by the ads, not inspired to do anything about it.

Have you ever...
The bolded ones are the ones I've done.

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said "I love you" and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game (and survived the crush afterwards)
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables - it just tastes better
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby's diaper
- I'm still doing this
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity is there really such a thing?
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight

28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster

35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Played touch football

61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater

66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced not yet, at least
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an "expert"
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children
currently raising 4
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone's heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school

131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey 4 years of Latin, I've read both more than once in English and Latin
135. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read -Mark Twain
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions- some, not all
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office -I was president of the Black Student Union in college, does that count
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone's life

I came in under 60. There's alot of stuff on the list that I would love to do before I die and a few I hope to never do again.