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I'm a 32 year old mother of 2 fantastic little boys, ages 5 and 10. I'm a retail lackey who dreams of running away to San Francisco where I'll live on my trust fund and take photographs of the city all day.

Currently Reading

  • Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Movies You Should Check Out

  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • The Good Shepherd

Rocking My iPod This Week

  • Eminem
  • Hinder
  • The Fray

Categorically Speaking...

Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Halloween!

Hunter had a blast trick-or-treating as Nemo this year! He made it all the way around the block with his sack of treats. :o)

What Cute Animal Are You?

You Are A: Duck!

duckFound in many lakes and ponds, ducks are a common site the world over. Known for their famous quack, ducks tend to congregate in flocks or go off on their own in pairs. As a duck, you may seem friendly at times but will not hesitate to bite if someone is bothering you. Your love for travel and your ability to swim are some reasons why you are a duck.

You were almost a: Puppy or a Parakeet
You are least like a: Chipmunk or a GroundhogCute Animals Quiz

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

My New Favorite Movie!

Saved! is quite possibly the coolest movie ever! It came out last year, but it wasn't in theaters here, so I didn't actually see it. I had heard about it back when it was still in post-productions, though, and I just knew it was probably going to be good - if for no other reason than it poked fun at all the uber-religious weirdos! When I was in Billings earlier this month, I happened to pick it up at Target for $7.50 to watch in my hotel room. I didn't get a chance to watch it then, but I finally got a chance to watch it at work last week. It was hysterical! I absolutely loved it. So much so, in fact, that I just watched it again here at work before I was moved to tell you all about it! The movie was awesomely cast - everyone was perfect in their roles! Originally, Anne Hathaway (The Princess Diaries) was supposed to play the role done by Mandy Moore, but I think it would not have been as good cast that way. Mandy was the perfect person to play the "holier-than-thou" Hilary Faye. Jena Malone, Macaulay Culkin, Eva Amurri, Patrick Fugit, and Chad Faust were all excellent in their roles as well. Everyone should see this movie! Especially if you are like me and you have a Hilary Faye (or a dozen) in your life. You totally won't regret it! Now, I think I might just go watch it again...

Thursday, October 20, 2005

People Drive Me Nuts

There are days when I really wonder why I even try to maintain some friendships. Ever have days like that? "Friends" who apparently can't be bothered to be friendly to you are bugging the crap out of me lately. You send them an "How goes it?" IM and they don't answer - then after awhile they just go offline. You send them an email and you get a 3 word response 47 days later- if they respond at all. Christ. It's enough to make me want to throw the computer out the damn window. I don't have a ton of friends in my area, so I depend on the friends I've made online to be there when I could use a conversation or even just a "Have a nice day". I understand that people have their own lives and can be busy - believe me, I am plenty busy myself - but would it really kill that "busy" friend to simply reply "I'm busy now, but can we chat later?" or a "Can't talk now, but hope your day is going well!"?? Surely one can take 3 seconds to type out that simple response. I don't know. Maybe I expect too much from people. Don't get me wrong, this isn't representative of all my online buddies! There are a number of them that stay up way too late chatting with me (and you know who you are!), but then there are some that just make me wanna scream, "WTF have I ever done to offend you???". Sigh. I guess even if I did scream that, I STILL wouldn't know - seeings how it would require an actual response and all.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

What Kind of Drink Are You?

You Are an Appletini

Most of the time, you're a typical party girl / guy.
But when you get super sauced, you really up your sex appeal.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

What Will They Come Up With Next?

Is Your Child A Goth?
Presented by St. Mary's Church

Listed below are some warning signs to indicate if your child may have gone astray from the Lord. Gothic (or goth) is a very obscure and often dangerous culture that young teenagers are prone to participating in. The gothic culture leads young, susceptible minds into an imagined world of evil, darkness, and violence. Please seek immediate attention through counselling, prayer, and parental guidance to rid your child of Satan's temptations if five or more of the following are applicable to your child.

-Frequently wears black clothing.

-Wears band and/or rock t-shirts.

-Wears excessive black eye makeup,lipstick or nail polish.

-Wears any odd silver jewelry or symbols.

-Shows an interest in piercings or tattoos.

-Listens to gothic or any other anti-social genres of music. (Marilyn Manson claims to be the anti-Christ, and publicly speaks against the Lord. Please discard any such albums IMMEDIATELY.)

-Associates with other people that dress, act or speak eccentrically.

-Shows a declining interest in wholesome activities, such as: the Bible, prayer, church or sports.

-Shows an increasing interest in death, vampires, magic, the occult, witchcraft or anything else that involves Satan.

-Takes drugs.

-Drinks alcohol.

-Is suicidal and/or depressed.

-Cuts, burns or partakes in any other method of self-mutilation. (This is a Satanic ritual that uses pain to detract from the light of God and His love. Please seek immediate attention for this at your local mental health center.)

-Complains of boredom.

-Sleeps too excessively or too little.

-Is excessively awake during the night.

-Demands an unusual amount of privacy.

-Spends large amounts of time alone.

-Requests time alone and quietness. (This is so that your chid may speak to evil spirits through meditation.)

-Insists on spending time with friends while unaccompanied by an adult.

-Disregards authority figures; teachers, priests, nuns and elders are but a few examples of this.

-Misbehaves at school.

-Misbehaves at home.

-Eats excessively or too little.

-Eats goth-related foods. Count Dracula cereal is an example of this.

-Drinks blood or expresses an interest in drinking blood. (Vampires believe this is
how to attain Satan. This act is very dangerous and should be stopped immediately.)

-Watches cable television or any other corrupted media sources. (Ask your local church for proper programs that your child may watch.)

-Plays videos games that contains violence or role-playing nature.

-Uses the internet excessively and frequently makes time for the computer.

-Makes Satanic symbols and/or violently shakes head to music.

-Dances to music in a provocative or sexual manner.

-Expresses an interest in sex.


-Is homosexual and/or bisexual.

-Pursues dangerous cult religions. Such include: Satanism, Scientology, Philosophy, Paganism, Wicca, Hinduism and Buddhism.

-Wears pins, stickers or anything else that contains these various phrases: "I'm so gothic, I'm dead", "woe is me", "I'm a goth".

-Claims to be a goth.

If five or more of these apply to your child, please intervene immediately. The gothic culture is dangerous and Satan thrives within it. If any of these problems persist, enlist your child into your local mental health center.

A friend sent this to me regarding the "terrifying" idea that your child may be a "goth". This thing is such a joke! According to their "warning" signs, my two-year-old son could be a goth - heck my MOTHER could be a goth! When will people find something better to do than persecute others???? I have to say my favorite one is the part about eating "goth foods" like "Count Dracula" cereal. LMAO Um, you mean Count CHOCula cereal? Absurd, utterly absurd.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Long Live Motley Crue!

Okay, so the Motley Crue show was off the hook! Matt & I had a total blast, and the band sounded excellent!! I wish I could quit my job and follow them on tour!

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The Greatest Band Ever!

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Green Day is entirely underrated!

My IQ Test

Your IQ Is 115

Your Logical Intelligence is Below Average

Your Verbal Intelligence is Genius

Your Mathematical Intelligence is Genius

Your General Knowledge is Average


**Some of you may have read most of this over at ScrapHappy101, but I did add some new details in here for you!**

Matt sent me on a "Mommy Time" mini overnight vacation in Billings so I could get my new tattoo done and have some "me time".

I got to Billings Saturday around noon and checked into my hotel, then I headed over to Tattoo Art. I got this rockin' tribal design with purple violets around my ankle - and it is black light reactive! When black light hits my tattoo, the flowers glow! I also got my eyebrow pierced, which is something I have wanted to do since I was in high school. Then to cap off the visit, Adam (my artist) took some measurements and such of my ear. I have 2 cartilage piercings that I had done at the mall back in high school that I've never liked because they aren't even and go through at odd angles. So Adam was going to make me a custom spiral to put through the holes to make the odd stuff look like it was done on purpose.

After all that (3 and a half hours!), I went and did some shopping and got some dinner. Just as I got back to the hotel, my friend Mary that used to work with me in Bozeman (but now lives in Billings) called to invite me over to see her new house and her husband and kids. So I went over and she & I went out for drinks after the kids went to bed.

We had a blast! She's been moved away almost 3 years, so we had a lot of catching up to do! We went to a couple of different bars, played some pool, and talked. I really miss having girlfriends close by! Time just flew by, too - I finally melted back into bed, exhausted, around 3am! LOL Apparently, I'm getting too old for all this partying! When my alarm went off at 9am I could barely get myself out of bed.

After I checked out of the hotel, I went back over to Tattoo Art to finish up with my ear. First of all, Adam had to regauge my ears. THAT sucked. Stud guns (like they use in malls) are typically 18 gauge, but the jewelry I was putting in was 14 gauge. So we had to put in a taper to get the new jewelry in. Ugh! My ear throbbed for the rest of the day! LOL I could actually feel my heartbeat in my ear! It was worth it, though, because I think it turned out sweet!

Adam is such a great guy. I had an absolute fabulous time at the shop chatting with him and Nicole, a trainee there. They are so nice and genuine. It didn't seem like I spent a total of 6 hours there! Both Adam & Nicole are totally easy to talk to and we seem to have enough in common that the conversation isn't totally awkward, either.

But the best part of the weekend...
Are you ready for this??

Ack! I LOVE Motley Crue! I had been so bummed that I wasn't going because the cheap seats were $80, but now tonight, Matt & I get to go to the Motley Crue show - excellent seats, for free!

I had SUCH a great time this weekend.
Tattoo & Piercings: $200
Hotel Room: $54
Gas: $45
Great Friends and Motley Crue Tickets: priceless!

Monday, October 03, 2005

Are You F-in' Kidding Me??

So, I sit down this evening to enjoy a night of WWE RAW. Should be great, right? It's their big homecoming to the USA network, AND Matt Hardy has a match. Fab! So a little back story:

I got sucked into the drama that is the WWE way back in 1999 when it was still the WWF. Matt would turn it on and make me watch it because I HATED it. Too fake. Well, the whole soap opera part of things sucked me in! I had to tune in "just to see how (insert scenario here) turned out". Turns out the joke was on Matt - he didn't even LIKE wrestling! He just wanted to annoy me and now I was watching it 4 nights a week! It didn't hurt that the Hardy Boyz were HOT! Our pal Brook watched wrestling a lot too, so he and I went to a couple WWF events (including the Judgment Day pay-per-view!) and would watch it together. It was a sad day when Matt & I moved to a house that didn't get cable. I had to cut my viewing down to 1 night a week! Then between school and work, I kinda drifted away from the whole scene.

Flash forward to today, and I'm starting to watch it a bit more. I'm still a huge Hardy Boyz fan (with action figures and everything!), but Jeff doesn't wrestle with WWE anymore. I hear he's wrestling for TNA, but I haven't seen that one. Matt Hardy is still way hot and recently single! Long story short, Lita/Amy cheated on him with Edge/Adam, and so now I'm not a big fan of them anymore. Pretty shady doings when you consider Amy & Matt were talking about getting married and Adam already was married. But, bygones.

Tonight was Matt vs. Edge in a Ladder Match - and the loser has to leave RAW. I was totally confident that Matt would win. He was almost there until Hootchie of the Year Lita interfered with the match and Edge ended up winning. What the F---? I am pissed! Who the hell is in charge of these things? I would rather watch Matt than Edge any day. Sigh. So now I don't know what exactly is going to take place. Maybe Matt will move to Smackdown!, which I suppose is fine with me. Hopefully it doesn't mean that he is being released from the WWE again - I was way pissed when they did that earlier this year. Personally, I think Jeff needs to come back to the WWE and put the Hardy Boyz back on top as #1 tag team, then wreak some revenge on that bastard Edge.

Ugh. Leave it to the WWE to ruin my perfectly good evening.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Trying It Again...

Well, I've decided to throw myself on the fire again. I was looking on the Creating Keepsakes' website and got all inspired by the Becky Higgins sketch for the April 2006 issue. So, I made Matt locate my scrappy boxes in the basement and I took some of the 300 pictures I just had developed and made my first layout in probably, oh, 3 months. It felt great! I can't wait until that basement is finished so that I will have an actual place to work - and not have to dig through 20 boxes to find the things I want to use!