Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's TV Marathons List

In case you are crazy like me and like to find marathons of things you haven't seen before:

New Year's Eve Wednesday December 31 2008:

A&E: Dog the Bounty Hunter

Bravo: Project Runway

Cartoon Network: 6teen

Discovery Health: Untold Stories of the E.R.

E!: Keeping Up With the Kardashians

Food: The Next Food Network Star

Green: Living With Ed

GSN: $100,000 Pyramid

Logo: Sordid Lives

National Geographic: Earth: The Biography

Nickelodeon: Drake & Josh

Nick Toon: Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius

Science: Survivorman

Sci-Fi: The Twilight Zone

Spike: CSI

Style: Clean House

Sundance: Spectacle

TLC: Mystery Diagnosis

Toon Disney: Spider-man

TruTV: Most Daring / Speeders

TV Guide: Close Up

TV One: Divorce Court

TV Land: I Love Lucy

USA: Elf

Versus: Rocky movies

WE: Bridezillas / The Locator

New Year's Day Thursday January 1st 2009

A&E: The First 48

AMC: Rocky movies

BET: Notarized Top Video Countdown

Bravo: The Biggest Loser

Cartoon Network: Looney Tunes

CNBC: American Greed: Scams, Scoundrels and Scandals

Comedy Central: South Park / Drawn Together

Discovery: Mythbusters

DIY: Dream Home / Renovation Realities

ESPN 2: 2008 World Series of Poker

Food: Iron Chef America

Fox Reality: American Idol

G4: Spaceballs: The Animated Series / Human Wrecking Balls

Green: Living With Ed

History: Ice Road Truckers

MTV: Engaged and Underage Bridal Bowl

The N: What I Like About You

Science: Deconstructed / Weird Connections

Sci-Fi: The Twilight Zone

Soap: Private Practice

Spike: CSI: NY

TLC: Ashley Paige: Bikini or Bust / Inside Brookhaven Obesity Clinic / Half-Ton

TNT: Bones

Toon Disney: Spider-man

Travel: Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

TruTV: Speeders / The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest Criminals

TV Land: Brady Bunch

TV One: The Jeffersons

USA: Monk

Versus: World Extreme Cagefighting

We: Bridezillas / Momma's Boys

WGN: Honeymooners

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Overheard in an Asheville restaurant

We ate lunch at this place where we had to sit entirely TOO close to other people and I could hear every word of the ultra-loud conversation the girls (early 20s) and the older lady with them, seemed like their mom (early 50s?) was saying.

I had my TURKISH husband and my kids with me. He was sitting opposite me and is always oblivious to what's going on around him, so he didn't hear them, but the part of their conversation that I caught went something like this:

Girl 1: Oh, you know, in all of the Middle Eastern countries, all of the girls and women have to completely cover all parts of their bodies anytime they go out. They can't even sit near windows.

Girl 2: How awful it must be to be a woman in a Middle Eastern country, ugh!

Mom-like lady: Well you know...they have to completely cover themselves because the Middle Eastern men cannot control themselves.


I am not kidding. I am about 110% confident that if they could tell my DH was Middle Eastern by looking at him, they might have thought twice about making that sweeeeeping, ridiculous generalization out loud. But then they probably think they would know "one" when they saw "one"...just by looking at him! Pissed me off to have that going on right next to me.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Just dyed my daughter's hair red

I am of the belief that if I let her do stuff like this that is virtually harmless that she'll feel like she has some freedom. But purple? Yeah. I can't wait to see what it looks like when it's rinsed out!

What? You didn't get Barack the Magic Negro in your stocking this year?

Looks like some did!

Wow, classy!

-- A candidate for the Republican National Committee chairmanship said Friday the CD he sent committee members for Christmas -- which included a song titled "Barack the Magic Negro" -- was clearly intended as a joke.
The title of the song about President-elect Barack Obama was drawn from a Los Angeles Times column.

The title of the song about President-elect Barack Obama was drawn from a Los Angeles Times column.

"I think most people recognize political satire when they see it," Tennessee Republican Chip Saltsman told CNN. "I think RNC members understand that."

The song, set to the tune of "Puff the Magic Dragon," was first played on conservative political commentator Rush Limbaugh's radio show in 2007.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Coffee and French Vanilla Kahlua

Is yummy.

Oh, and yes it IS 5:00 here. Right now.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

You know what? I LOVE that necklace! ADORE it!

I bitched about it when I found out prematurely what he got me for Christmas this year. Now that I have it, I love love love it! It's beautiful and looks great! Here's what it is:

Tiffany/Elsa Peretti "The Bean" Necklace


DH, if you ever read that old blog, I'm sorry. I thought I didn't like it, but I do.

Feeling like an ungrateful butt now!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Why NOT to wait until, say, TODAY to put together a Xmas present!

We bought DS a Razor Rip Rider 360 through a pretty big company. Of course, I told DH not to put it together before today because it would be discovered. Well last night he was putting it together at like 2am and realized that a part is defective that is a major fixed part of the bike. We have to go out and try to find another TODAY.

Mother/Teen Daughter Retreat -wish we could go!

Homework, holiday gifts, fights with friends, crushes—being a teenager can be stressful! If you need the chance to take a breath and relax, you might be interested in the TeenSpace retreat for teens (parents are invited, too!). Here’s some information about the retreat from TeenSpace:

Register before December 30th to get a discounted price!

Take a day to retreat and connect with yourself, your life, and the planet.

The TeenSpace self-discovery retreat is the perfect opportunity for you and your parents to explore how to live your life with self-awareness, self-care, wisdom, and presence.

Held at the Creative Life Center in beautiful Sedona, Arizona, on Saturday, January 31st, from 8:30– 4:30, this day-long retreat will give you the tools to relax, make better choices, speak your truth, and be comfortable just ‘being’ rather than ‘doing.’

You’ll get experience with meditation and mindfulness practices, yoga postures, truthful heartfelt communication, wonderful mentors, a safe community, and a time to reflect on the mysteries and truths of your life.

This retreat is for any teen and parent who is ready to look deep inside themselves and open up to new ways of being with each other. It doesn’t matter what your race, religion, sexual
orientation, past experiences, or future plans are: if you are open to self discovery and learning new things, TeenSpace is for you.

Facilitators include:

Debra Beck, author of my Feet Aren't Ugly: A girl's guide to loving herself from the inside out, has mentored teenage girls and their parents for over 15 years. Debra shares tools that they can use to empower themselves and tap into their inner wisdom. She will show them how to access answers they hold within.

Maura Mark, Certified Yoga Teacher &Therapist, has been teaching yoga and leading workshops for over 20 years in AZ, UT, CA and Hawaii. She’ll share her love of yoga and will show teens and their parents how to improve their posture, become more flexible and strong, experience deep states of relaxation, quiet the inner chatter of their mind, and all while listening to great music.

Sarah McLean, Meditation Instructor & director of the Sedona Meditation Training Co., demystifies meditation and has been teaching people to meditate for over 15 years. She will show teens and their parents a simple, powerful, silent meditation technique that has been proven to enhance self esteem, help to access intuition, and access inner wisdom. She says meditation is the perfect antidote for the stress teens face today.

We hope to see you there!

Date: Saturday, January 31, 2009
Location: Sedona Creative Life Center, Sedona, AZ
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm,
Early Registration: $119, each additional family member $79. Lunch is included.
Some scholarships are available, please inquire.
To Register: or PHONE Debra at 928-300-0447

Monday, December 22, 2008

Ladies and gentlemen...the Maaaan Soooong

Funny, dude!

Cigarette coupons

Yesterday, addressed to ME was a Camel calendar and 3 coupons good for $1.50 off of something called camel no. 9.

Now I will have the occasional drunken bummed cigarette or smoke some when I am on a weekend away from my kids if we are just hanging out or whatever, but I don't regularly buy cigarettes or smoke.

WHY did they send these to me? It seems unethical to me. I did some searching around online and apparently the only way to get on a cigarette coupon mailing list is to call and request it by the company.

With a teen in the house, this just makes me angry that they are this aggressive.

Friday, December 19, 2008

5 Shameful Confessions

1. I am a big fan of Gossip Girl and I've seen every last episode. I also look forward to Monday for this reason alone.

2. I also like Eminem songs and I have like 15 on my iPod. All explicit.

3. I keep a can of Chef Boyardee something in the cupboard in case of meltdown.

4. Sometimes I drop my kids off in my pajamas and come home and watch TV until it's time to pick them up. Like once a month.

5. I have a very juvenile (think 15 yo boy) sense of humor and make my DH blush with some of my gestures and jokes.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Not even ONE day out of the month!

I normally am not a big fan of the kids' school lunches because they order them from a greasy-spoon type of place. BUT, I like to find a few days during the month where it's something they like and will eat because I'd like a break sometimes from making lunches. I was just ordering their January lunches and there's not ONE DAY that has a meatless option. Not one day. Not even cheese pizza. WTF? My DD is a vegetarian now and this just pisses me right off.

I have returned the menu with a post it asking if we can get just ONE meatless day per month. Holding my breath starting....


Dang...skateboarding is STILL a crime?

I swear that was the angst of the 80s & 90s, but our town just banned skateboarding in our downtown district. Crazy. We actually have a skateboarding advocacy group, too, so it gets interesting.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

My new favorite song! Oh No You Didn't!

I downloaded this after hearing it on the Sirius Alt station and I just...well, I really like it. I think it's some video game theme or something, but it is so ironic and it just cracks me up.

Cookies are stupid.

I was baking my favorite candy cane cookies for my cookie exchange tomorrow. Not the kind that are shaped like candy canes, the kind that HAS crushed candy canes in it. Well, apparently that doesn't work out so well on the Pampered Chef stone. The candy stuck all over the damned thing and ruined my cookies. SO I tried it on a regular pan, greased and same damned thing. I'm so mad. I have to make some other freaking cookie. I was so excited that I'd have this done. Do I have to make GASP chocolate chip? I told DH last night that chocolate chip cookies were for losers when he suggested it LOL. I guess candy cane cookies are REALLY for losers.

Funny televised freakouts

I just loooove televised freakouts. They rock! NSFW or kids.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Come on, all you SINGLE LADIES!

Don't you wish you were hot like. Him?

Monday, December 8, 2008

Aww I ruin his surprises EVERY TIME!

Okay, so I have a habit of ruining DH's surprises for Xmas. Not on purpose, but something always goes wrong and he THINKS he knows what I want or it's something I wanted, but then realized that I didn't, or an obvious charge will show up while I am doing bills or something, yk?

I am not really a jewelry girl. Like I like a few certain pieces, but it's never been my "thing".

Last year, he bought me one of those Journey necklaces because I kept oohing and aahing over the commercials for like 2 years...because I like the commercials. Well, it was a LOT smaller than what he thought it would have been when it arrived and by the time it got here, I really didn't want it. He offered to take it back and get me something I really really wanted and that was fine, but I felt bad. I didn't tell him I didn't want it anymore, but he was mad that it was too small, and that was sort of my out.

This year, I was drooling over a necklace that I saw online somewhere and he caught me looking at it and was curious because I was like dang, that's nice. I didn't say I freaking wanted it. I just commented on it. Well, a box came last week addressed to him and he whisked it away. Not before I noticed the return address. I figured it was some musical instrument when I saw it was addressed to him (it was small, but he orders different guitar pedals), but I just left it sit there. LATER, he was talking about how he only needed to get my stocking stuffers and I remembered him telling me that he ordered me something that would be very obvious when it got here so I should just avoid the packages for a while LMAO. I know, right?

Well, I put it together and I know where that box came from. I also know that IF it's where I think it came from, I DON'T WANT TO OWN THAT NECKLACE. I thought it was nice, but the chain won't even fit me on the one I was looking at. I am so freaked out that he got me something that I won't be able to wear. It wasn't cheap, IF it's what I think it is.

Here's the thing. This is like the 5th Christmas or so that I just KNEW what he got me before Christmas came. I don't WANT to know, I just DO. I'm Christmas psychic or something. And I swear, I talked about this necklace in like October, so WTH?

OMG, now that I am putting this all down, I am cracking up at how silly it sounds, but I am really bummed that he spent some $$ on something that I really don't care that much about LOL It's not proportionate LOL

Friday, December 5, 2008

Mom, you need a Spin Lash

WTH? that thing looks scary to me! My son just saw it on TV and said I need it. I could just see the one that I bought malfunctioning and like SUCKING my eyelashes and lid and eventually face into the spinning mechanism. No thanks, son.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

My mom has pulmonary emboli

She texted me yesterday to tell me that she felt short of breath and nauseous and just all-over not feeling good. She wanted to know if that's what it felt like when we had pneumonia recently. I told her that if it was pneumonia, they could treat it really quickly and the faster she's seen, the faster she'll feel better.

Well she texted me a few hours later to say that they found that she has several blood clots in her right lung, and later they found them in the left as well. The good news is that she doesn't have them in her legs, which they checked for thoroughly.

I am thankful that they found it right away and they are treating her with blood thinners, but she's not out of the woods and they are keeping her at least a couple more days.

What I find interesting is that the doctors told her once you've had it, it's likely to recur. How scary! I asked if it could be any of the meds that she takes that would contribute to this and they said no.

I went to bed last night with this awful feeling of dread, and although I never bring my cell to bed with me, I did last night. I really think she's going to be fine now, but this type of thing seems so sneaky and hard to predict!

Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers if you can.