Wednesday, August 31, 2005

What is the world coming to?

Gas prices?! Umm...........I thought we were fighting for oil...........or was it revenge.........I keep forgetting.

165 mph winds?! N'Orleans destroyed?! American's dying because of winds and water we knew was coming?! WTF?!

How much money have we spent in the Middle East and how many lives lost?! WTF?!

23 fatal auto accidents in SLO County this summer?! WTF?! Most of them because people were trying to do something while driving, OTHER than driving.

This year we've had a car-jacking at son's school, a bank robbery at the bank two blocks from house, and an old man beaten to death by teenage boys with their skateboards, while minding his own business in his home. WTF?!

This summer I know of 3 very young boys that had brain tumors. WTF?!

Unexplainable. Really. All of it.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

$300 at Walmart?! OMG

Why is it SO easy to spend $300 at Walmart???? OK, so I got some groceries and toiletries and my son's new SCHOOL CLOTHS but where the hell did the rest go? Couldn't tell ya'!

Oh I remember something else I got at Wallys; an US magazine. Supposedly Rob Thomas said "I am so not a guy. ..........I don't know anything about cars. ..........I can pick out a Kate Spade bag no problem." are SO a guy, and a HOT one. I saw you in concert and found you even sexier than I previously thought. And I've never gotten all tingly about anyone who isn't a guy. So there's your proof. I have no idea what a Kate Spake bag is and I am SO a girl.

In other US news; isn't Britney looking fat?! Hellooooooo. Personally I'm glad she looks fat because that's what you're supposed to look like when your pregnant. Right? I know I did and had a damn good time in the process!

I must spend a moment ranting about school starting in August; WTF?! I read Dave Barry's column entitled School on Aug. 8? Are they insane? "and I AGREE. We, as citizens of the USA, have taken a seriously wrong turn with education. Parents blaming teachers, teachers blaming parents, legislators blaming parents, teachers, and the school system. I'd like to blame the legislators. It must be their fault that my 3rd grader (in 2 days) will be pushed beyond reason to prepare for 2 weeks of testing in the Spring. Although I feel sorry for the kids and the parents (myself included), mostly I feel bad for the teachers. They're the one's who have to push our kids to learn multiplication and division in 2nd grade. I'm so looking forward to dragging my son's ass out of bed on Tuesday to throw him into 3rd grade! Uggghhhhhh

Did I say I spent $300 at Walmart????

Saturday, August 27, 2005


Did you know that KEDS ARE HOT? I just thought they were comfy and cute but a friend of mine set me straight. Said friend was enjoying a festive atmosphere of drinking and laughing and socializing when a guy approached her and said, "KEDS ARE HOT". Thus it was so.

Every week my friend, who is also a coworker, and I will see each other and stick our feet out and declare, KEDS ARE HOT.

Always remember and don't ever forget.

Monday, August 22, 2005


I'm totally "in love" with my new camera. I've been wanting and waiting and wanting a digital camera. Yes.....I was still using film. But I didn't want just any digital camera; I wanted a GOOD one.
I'm carrying it everywhere (it fits in my pocket) and taking pics of everything. I'm sure I'll be constantly uploading pics to Flickr. Guess I'll have to pay for the super-duper Flickr account so I can have more folders and stuff.

Wish us camera and I!

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

More Prom Pics

More pics from my Saturday night adventures. Check out my flickr account for all pics (look to the right in my's the fist link).

Prom Barbie

Behold. Prom Barbie!! Saturday night I was at a Prom party. That would be a party with a "theme". Done by my favorite party crowd. See previous entries called "Alien Girls" in March.

Everyone was dressed so fabulously, as expected; some women in serious evening gowns and some in bridesmaid dresses dragged from the far reaches of closets.

At first I had an image of myself in an 80's punk outfit; pink taffeta and black combat boots. But somehow I turned into Prom Barbie!! Morgan took me shopping and I found this sweet little pink dress that screamed for Barbie shoes and a tiara.

Friday, August 12, 2005



OK. I am especially glad it's Friday night. Focusing and concentrating are no longer possible verbs in my vocabulary.

I cried A LOT this week. Here's my week in review:

Mon: watched the SERIES FINALE of Queer as Folk (QAF) .
I cried and cried. It was so sad to say goodbye to 5 years of relationships with these characters. And of course they had a special interview session with the actors and THEY were crying. To tell you the truth I was not happy with the ending of Brian and Justin. Brian had "grown a heart" just 2 episodes earlier and after all that he was left alone. How sad is that??!!
5 years! That's a long time. I watched almost EVERY episode in real time (or at least TiVo'd). QAF started at the same time I got divorced. The last 5 years has been mostly a solitary journey and QAF was a part of that journey.

Tues: watched what I thought was the SERIES FINALE of Six Feet Under. One of the main characters dies and much crying ensued. Thanks Clay for getting my hooked on this amazing show, and thanks for letting me know there are 2 more episodes. Whew..........

Wed: late night IM with Clay. For no reason in particular, our common walk down memory turned suddenly into a sad journey for me. Lost LOVE. FIRST LOVE. YOUNG LOVE. Can never be rerun. There is no "special DVD box set". And even if there was, it'll never be like the first time. That heavenly feeling of blinding passion. And while my heavily grounded common sense personality look a vacation, I walked along a lonely road. Looking back. Looking forward to a landscape with no fireworks, no heavenly light. Where is it? Where is he? How will I find him? And although I spent the next day working and laughing and smiling, I continued to walk with a heavy heart.

It's midnight on Friday night now (just "purned into a tumpkin"). For the most part, I've regained my senses. I wouldn't want to go back to being 18 or any other age because I like being 40. And I like being single. I just want that blinding passion. Once and awhile. Just that. But not all the other crap that comes with relationships. And sometimes I must mourn the loss of my first love, and although not comparable in scale, I will mourn the loss of ground-breaking shows like QAF and SFU.

But my dreams
They aren't as empty
As my conscience seems to be

I have hours, only lonely
My love is vengeance
That's never free

No one knows what it's like
To feel these feelings
Like i do
And i blame you

No one knows what it's like
To be the bad man
To be the sad man
Behind blue eyes

The Who

Wednesday, August 10, 2005


I went to a reunion party for the first 5 years of graduating classes of Anacapa High School; so '83-'87 graduates. (The school is in downtown SB). The reunion happened in June but I finally got this pic off the website. The big teddy bear next to me is Teddy and Gordon is in the background. Gordon is the Headmaster of Anacapa. I attended Anacapa my senior year and it was the most amazing experience!!!
Teddy was the only other senior 'cause Anacapa has just started and most of the students came from SB's Middle School and were in younger grades. So me n Ted were the FIRST graduating class. Kinda cool, huh!!

My amazing experience at Anacapa was because it was a small, start-up school and because the Headmaster and his wife, Suzi, were 35 yr old hippies, and because he taught me world history (we learned a ton about Ghandi and others that were never part of any history I'd had before) and she taught yoga and art history, and we went on trips to Yosemite and Figeuroa Mtn. and spent the last week at Catalina.........all camping of course. We actually did a ton of schoolwork too. They guilted me into taking more French and Algebra, Ughhh.
We've had reunions over the years so it's been maybe 5-10 yrs since I've seen most of them. We had a beautiful dinner at 1129 State (whatever restuarant is there now). A lovely evening and a I'm-so-lucky-to-know-these-people kind of night!!!!

BTW, I'm sorry I haven't written in so long; there's no excuse. I read other blogs, like and other favorites and I'm totally sad if there aren't new entries. Oh well, I probably don't have much of an audience 'cept myself so it's redundant to beat myself up.