Friday, April 30, 2010

Half-Full Friday and Blog of the Week

It's Half Full Friday, my favorite day of the week!  If you want to participate, head on over to Eyegirl's and introduce yourself to Mr. Linky!  He won't bite, I promise!

I'm happy I got my car washed this week!

I'm happy I got to spend my father's birthday with him this past Sunday!

I'm happy I got a few walks in this week before the weather turned cold!  My hip, on the other hand, is not so happy!  It still hasn't forgiven me.

I'm happy I had an interview today!

I'm happy that I've decided to look into some educational opportunities since this whole work thing doesn't seem to be working out so well!

I'm happy I got a voucher for $20 worth of free gas!

I'm happy this is my 99th post!

This week's Blog of the Week is actually a website and to be honest, I'm not sure how I found itIt's archive's go back to September 2003.  If you've read my blog for very long, you know that I love celebrity gossip.  My life lately has been pretty humdrum so it's always refreshing and fun to read about someone else's that I can live vicariously through.

If I could have plastic surgery, I would do so in a heart beat.  I'll have the Heidi Montag special, please!  Only I wouldn't have my lips inflated, my ears pinned back and implants in my butt.  No, my ass is big enough as it is, my ears are fine and I don't like the trout pout look.  But I'd go for the nose job, breast implants and lipo for sure!  And I'd see what else the dr. might recommend and be open to suggestions!

However, this site would probably make me think twice!  The "after" shots are supposed to look better than the "before" shots, right?  Yeah, not always the case here!  Sometimes the results are downright laughable!  Take this picture, for example:
Scary, isn't it?

So yeah, while that particular site might make you a little leary, it's counterpart might do just the opposite!

Most of what this site shows are small imperfections being corrected and many of them you may not even have noticed if they weren't pointed out to you.  This is more of the plastic surgery I'd go for!  I'm not sure how old this particular site is as for some reason my computer wouldn't let me go back into it's archives.  I don't believe it's as old as Awful Plastic Surgery though.

Thursday, April 29, 2010


I don't normally do other people's meme's unless I'm specifically tagged for them but I saw this over on Andrea's blog and thought it was cute so I snagged it!  Feel free to play along too!

A.  Are you a PC or a Mac?  I'm a PC girl right now, but I’m not opposed to Mac in the future.  My mom has a Mac and says it makes a lot more sense than a PC.  I don't know, I'm used to a PC so that makes more sense to me.  What do you think? 
B. Best current show on TV?  I'm into Desperate Housewives!  I'm also enjoying Celebrity Apprentice this season for my Bret Michaels fix. Yes, I'm a child of the 80's!
C.  Chore you hate?  It  used to be laundry. But then I discovered that if I hung 99% of everything up, it wasn't so bad!  Yeah, doesn't make sense to me either but it works for me so I just go with it.  I detest scrubbing the bathroom and dusting.  I'll scrub the bathroom over dusting but I hate them both about the same.  I also abhor washing piles of dishes.  Don't mind if there's just a few dishes but can.not.stand doing piles of them so I never let them stack up if I can help it.
D.  Dogs or Cats?  My mom is allergic to cats so I always grew up with dogs.  I had one cat for a few years who disappeared on me and then another who was sickly from his first day to his last.  I adored him with all of my heart and  I still miss him like crazy but I'm not ready for another kitty yet.  So for now - dogs!
E.  Essential "start the day" item?  These days, pretty much nothing.  When I was working every day, I enjoyed treating myself to daily dose of cappuccino.
F.  Favorite color?  I have three - pink, purple and blue. 
G.  Gold or Silver?  If we're talking jewelry, I'll go with silver but if I were to collect one or the other, I'd collect gold.
H.  Height?  5’0. I actually don’t mind my height. Some people hate being short but most of the time I don't mind it at all.  Sometimes I do wish I was slightly taller but for the most part it doesn't bother me.
I. Instruments you play?  The radio!  I wanted to learn the piano when I was younger but my mom wouldn't let me.  My brother taught himself to play keyboards so I suppose I could've done the same but I didn't have the same drive.
J.  Job?  I’m unemployed at the moment and it's awful!!!  I've had some interviews but because the economy is so horrible, there's so much competition for even the crappiest jobs.
K. Kids?  My furbabies are the only children I'll ever have.  When your own father tells you that you wouldn't be a good mother, it's a pretty good indication that you probably shouldn't have kids!  I adore babies but once they learn to talk, they annoy me to no end. 
I also have a red betta fish named ~ wait for it ~ Red!  As in Dr. Suess' One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish!  Yes, I am soooooo original!  LOL
L.  Living Arrangements?  I live with my babies in a 3 bedroom house which I bought in 2003.  One of my spare bedrooms I sponge-painted pink and blue and I call it my "girlie" room.  I keep all of my candles, angel figurines, stuffed animals, etc. in there.  My dogs don't get to go in there very often.  When I walk in, it makes me smile.  The other spare bedroom is used as my office.

M.  Mom's Name? Judith but she goes by Judi
N.  Nickname?  sprinkles
O.  Overnight Hospital Stay?  When I was a toddler, my legs used to turn blue.  The first time it happened, my mom thought I was just cold.  After it happened several more times, it became clear that something was not right so my mom made an appointment with the doctor.  The doctor couldn't find anything obvious wrong with me so he decided to keep me in the hospital for several weeks for observation.  I have no memory of this.  My mom says that the hospital was really far away and that she couldn't visit very often because my father had to use the family car for work.  They never did figure out what was wrong with me.  My legs don't turn blue now so I guess whatever it was just stopped on it's own.
P.  Pet Peeve?  Where do I start?  One thing I hate is when you're talking to someone and they aren't paying attention.  You'll tell them something and then they'll ask you the same thing you just barely told them.  Another is people who are rude for no reason. 
Q.  Quote from a movie?  After racking my brain, I can't think of a single one!  Yet as soon as I post this, I just KNOW a bunch will come to me!  LOL
R.  Righty or Lefty?  Righty
S.  Siblings?  Two older brothers.  The oldest one is no longer a part of my life.  Honestly, I don't think he cares to be a part of it and I really don't need the negativity that would come with having him in it.  His nastiness, growing up, went waaaaaaaaay beyond just ordinary sibling rivalry.

The other brother I was close to growing up but once he moved out on his own, he only kept in touch intermittently.  It makes me sad that he has chosen not to be a bigger part of my life but there's nothing I can do about it.  It's his choice, not mine.  I do hear from him now and again via email and that's as much contact as he's interested in for the time being.

T.  TV Shows?  I admit I watch too much TV!
Sunday - Desperate Housewives, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Khloe and Kourtney Take Miami, Celebrity Apprentice
Monday - Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother,  Little People Big World
***I used to watch DWTS just to watch Kate Gosselin bomb but now that she's been voted off, I no longer feel the need to watch.  Yes, I realize that makes me a bad person and I'm ok with that!
Tuesday - 16 &; Pregnant, Teen Mom, The Hills, The City
Wednesday - The New Adventures of Old Christine
Thursday - Sober House
U.  Underwear?  Granny panties. I won't lie, they're comfy! 
V.  Veggie you dislike?  I don’t care for cabbage and I cannot stand mushrooms!
W.  Ways/reasons you are late?  I'm a night person so getting up early is difficult for me.  I admit I hit the snooze button 20x in the morning!  However - I have a good friend who is late for E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G and it pisses me off to no end!  It makes me feel like my time isn't as valuable as hers.  Especially when the one time out of 1000x when I'm late and she isn't, she gets pissy and insists on wanting to know why I'm late!  So I make a point to not be late to anything.  And when I am, I'm really disappointed in myself.
X.  Expiration dates – do you keep or toss?  I typically toss unless it's like one day past and I'm about to eat or drink it right then.
Y.  Yummy food you make?  I don't cook very often since it's just me.  I probably wouldn't mind cooking if I had a family to cook for but I don't.  I like to think I make a pretty good grilled cheese!  Last week I toasted a slice of bread with a piece of cheese, added an egg and some bacon on top and kind of made my own version of an Egg McMuffin - well, with out the muffin - which turned out pretty good!
Z.  Zoo animals you like?  I like to watch the lions and tigers.  I wish our zoo had elephants.  One of the zookeepers said we'd never have one though because our zoo is too small.

*DH and cappuccino images courtesy of bing!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Second Annual Doggone Dog Swap

This past Saturday I took my comforter to the laundrymat down the street to wash it.  (I have my own washer and dryer but my comforter is too big and doesn't fit.)  Got all done there and took it home and put it on my bed.  That evening I lifted Chico up on the bed and OMG, he had to sniff every square inch of that thing!  I don't remember him doing that last time.

Also on Saturday, I decided to sit in bed and read before going to sleep.  Shiver thinks my lap is his personal sitting place designed just for him so he sat down and did his best to stick his face between me and the book.   That's when I noticed his top lip.  It looked like he was wearing a thin layer of lipstick.  Upon closer inspection, it looked like he rubbed it raw on something.  It doesn't seem to bother him but I can't figure out what he was doing to get like that.

So last year I held this same swap and it was actually a lot of fun!
No, we aren't swapping our dogs!  Although every now and again I wouldn't mind swapping mine for one who is better behaved!  BOL  No, this swap is an exchange of doggie goodies!  The rules are pretty simple:

1.  You can only swap for up to three dogs.  If you have more than three, don't despair.  You can still participate but you'll have to decide which three will join the swap.  I'll do my very best to match you up to someone who has the same number of dogs.

2.  The maximum you can spend before postage is $30.  You don't have to spend that much but you can't spend more than that!

3.  You'll need to let me know when you sent your package and when you get yours.  Last year I only heard back from a couple of people that they sent/received their goodies.  If I discover that you received one but never sent one out, you'll be outted and blacklisted from participating in the future!

4.  You must post about the swap once you receive your package.  I want to see what you got!  Again, most of the participants last year didn't do this so I don't know if everyone followed through or not.  Thanks to those that did!

5.  Last but not least, HAVE FUN!!!

If this sounds like something you might be interested in, please email the following information to me at

1.  The name(s) of your dog
2.  Male or female
3.  Breed of dog and size (small, medium, large, xlarge)
4.  Is there anything your dog cannot have?
5.  Is there anything in particular that your dog really likes?  Examples of this might be a certain kind of toy or treat.

***Edit:  I'll also need your address!  You know, to give your partner so they know where to send your goodies!  Your address will be only shared with your swap partner!***

Once I determine who will be set up with who, I'll email you back from a different email address with your partner's information.

I'll need your information no later than May 5th!  That gives you approximately 10 days to get back to me.
***New Edit:  Due to the kindness of other bloggers posting about this swap at the last minute, the last date to participate will be extended to May 12th so additional people can join .***

Please feel free to post about this if you decide to join in the fun.  After all, the more the merrier!  Last year, "Tails" of Groomer Angie and My Chihuahua Bites were kind enough to help me get the word out.  Of course, it's not a requirement so don't feel like you have to post about it if you don't really want to.

I didn't specify last year whether or not people outside of the US could participate and had someone from Canada join in.  It never occurred to me that someone from another country might read about it and want to do it too.  So yes, even if you don't live in the US, you can still do the swap.  You'll likely be partnered up with someone else from outside the US although not necessarily, it all depends on who else decides to take part.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Blog of the Week & Half Full Friday!

Eyegirl is on vacay this week but I'm still gonna do Half-Full Friday just because I can!  'Cause that's how I roll and stuff.
I'm happy I got to take my boys for a walk today!  Chico enjoyed it but Shiver just wanted me to carry him.

I'm happy the weather was decent most of the week so I got to wear a summer dress and some of my summer shoes!

I'm happy I got someone else to mow my lawn last weekend!  They didn't do a very good job so I didn't feel bad about not having much to pay them.

I'm happy my friend invited me over for french toast last weekend!  It was yummy!

I'm happy I FINALLY figured out what to get my father for his birthday on Sunday!  That man is next to impossible to buy for because he already has everything and what he doesn't have, he'll go buy it.

I'm happy I have 24 wonderful followers!

This week's Blog of the Week is actually a website.  It's not the one I was going to feature last week because I still haven't really taken the time to review it the way I'd like to before doing a write-up on it. 

Every now and again I'll get an email with pictures from this particular website.  I wondered where they came from because they're taken from various Walmart stores all over the country; I didn't realize their was an actual website!  It looks it was started in August 2009.

I know it's not nice to make fun of people, I really do!  I was made fun of all the time growing up so I know how it feels to be on the receiving end.  But some of the pictures posted here - you can't help but laugh at them!  It makes me think people don't bother to look at themselves in the mirror before they leave the house because I don't understand why they would go out in public like that otherwise!

Here's a few sample pictures taken directly from the website:
A picture is worth a thousand words and these three speak volumes!  LOL

One thing I do like is that you can vote on each picture.  Some are funny, some are gross, some are just plain weird.  You can also sign up for weekly emails featuring pictures from the site.  I'm not signed up but I visit usually every couple of weeks.  And I'm thrilled that I no one has taken a picture of me and posted it on there yet!  LOL  I like to think I dress better than this but I'm sure I've had my moments!

Monday, April 19, 2010

You Asked, I Answer

This week is starting out promising.  I just got a call a little bit ago to set up an interview for tomorrow!  The company doesn't pay well but at least it's something! 

The weather is beautiful outside too!  I wore my first summer dress of the year yesterday and couldn't stop smiling.  I adore my summer dresses and summer shoe collection so it was beyond thrilling to be able to wear them again.  It's supposed to get cold again later in the week so I'm just soaking up all I can until then.

Last week I did a post asking my readers to ask me questions.  And you did!  I know you've been waiting with anticipation for my answers so here you go...

One of my favorite bloggers, KS, wants to know:  What do you do for a living?
At the moment I'm unemployed and looking for anything I can.  My career in the past 10 years has been in banking.  I started out as a teller, then worked in a call center for the same bank and from there I moved to the commercial loans department.  I quit that company and went to work as a mortgage loan processor for the company I got fired from.  I'm actually glad I don't work for that company anymore for a LOT of different reasons, I just wish that I left of my own accord rather than getting fired.  I've never been fired before and it's a pretty humbling experience that I hope never to repeat again!

What's one food you couldn't live without?

This is a hard one!  I'm a hardcore junkfood junkie!!!  If it isn't good for you, then that's what I want to eat!  I'm gonna go with chocolate.  I heart chocolate and am of the firm belief that you can never have too much.

Velvet Over Steel says:  Who's your company?  Anyone interesting?

My company never showed.  It wasn't anyone interesting really, I was just referring to the mechanic.  I thought it sounded better to say I was expecting company rather than I was expecting the mechanic.  LOL  He came the next day though.  And one of my friends stopped by the next day too.

The lovely Zuzana asks:  How old are you?  I have been trying to figure this out for some time.
I don't like to give my age.  Because of this, my co-workers at my last job did anything and everything they could to figure it out even though I told them it was none of their business and I'd appreciate if they'd just respect my privacy.  I've surmised that you and I are about the same age only I think you're maybe a little older than me.

Max's question is:  Why do you refer to yourself as Wyldechylde?
Actually, I refer to myself as sprinkles!  I'm not sure why I decided to call the blog Wyldechylde.  I remember my mom calling me that when I was a little kid.  It wasn't a nickname or anything, I just remember her calling me that now and again.  I probably was a little wild.  I didn't like to be told what to do and to this day, I still talk back to my parents.  I got smacked, spanked, grounded, had priviledges and things taken away, etc. and it never stopped me.  So while I'm not sure how I decided on the name, I do know how I came up with the spelling!  I used to be really into local, unsigned bands.  I mean, really into them!  I still am a little bit but not to the extent that I was.  I collected flyers for awhile and somewhere along the line, I remembered seeing the name.  I thought it was kind of cool so when I decided on the blog name, I just stole the spelling.

What would you like to do that you have never done before?
This is an easy one!  I tried to go skydiving around my birthday but it didn't work out.  The weather was too nasty and the clouds prevented the plane from being able to get up high enough to jump.  I'm determined that it's gonna happen one day though!!!!!

And finally, the lovely Mrs. Lovely asks:  What is your shoe size?
I have baby feets and I hate it!  I wear a size 5.  Most size 5's are geared towards children still so it's very difficult to find adult looking shoes.  And next to impossible to find heels!  My feet tend to be on the smaller side of 5's so I always have to try shoes on before buying them.  Sometimes 5's are too big.  The only places I shop for shoes is Payless and KMart.  Everywhere else seems to be pretty useless.  If I go into a professional shoe store or somewhere where there's someone to help you try on shoes, I just get frustrated and mad because they never have what I want and instead of just telling me that straight up, they show me anything and everything but what I've asked for and even though they've measured my foot, the shoes they bring me never seem to fit.

Is there anywhere you'd love to travel to?
I went to Hollywood a bazillion years ago and absolutely loved it!!!  I didn't have dreams of becoming a big star or anything but I loved that the stores were open late and there always seemed to be things to do.  It was very unlike my small town.  I wouldn't mind going there again.  I also really love Seattle.  I've been there twice and wish I could spend more time there.  From there, we went over the border into Canada.  The first time we went was like 3 in the morning and not suprisingly, it was pretty dead!  We went back to the hotel, caught some Z's and went back later in the day and really enjoyed ourselves.  The people there were all so friendly!  I'd like to go back there again and spend a few more days there too.  The traffic was awful though.  I'd also like to take a tour of Europe someday.  I've seen to a lot of Europe already from when I was a child but there's lots of places I've never experienced that I would like to.

What is the one thing you absolutely cannot live without?
There's actually two things I cannot live without!  The first one is my parents.  I feel like they're really my only family and they are what keep me here.  I don't know any of my aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. and haven't seen them in many, many years.  If I ran into any of them on the street, I wouldn't recognize them.  My father was in the military so we moved around quite a bit and never lived near any of my parents families.  I have two older brothers.  One I have no contact with which suits me just fine (long story!) and the other one I only have intermittent contact with by his choice.  He and I were close when we were growing up but once he moved out on his own, he apparently decided he was truly on his own and we've rarely heard from him since. 

The other thing I absolutely cannot live without is my pets.  I'd never lived by myself before I bought my house.  I'd always had roommates or lived with my parents.  Living by myself was very lonely at first and took some getting used to.  My pets helped me get through that difficult transitioning period and I can't imagine my life without having some kind of pet.  I currently have two chihuahuas and a betta fish and I love them more than life itself!  If I end up homeless, they'll be living in my car with me!  I'm not sure how that would work out with the fish but I'll figure it out.  LOL

So there you have it!  Maybe I'll do this again sometime in the future. 

Look for details next week on my 2nd Annual Dog Swap!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Half Full Friday!

No Blog of the Week this week.  Not because I'm all out of ones to promote but because I'm lazy.  I haven't been home much this week and the blog I want to feature will require more than just a line or two.  BOTW will be back next week.

Today I went to my Job Assistance meeting and started crying.  I feel like I've worked so hard to find a job and nothing is happening.  I apply and apply and apply and rarely hear anything back.  I call back to follow up and almost always have to leave a voice mail.  Which no one returns.  So I call again and leave another voice mail.  My phone doesn't ring.  I've had several people review my resume and everyone has told me it looks great.  Very few have offered suggestions on how to improve it so I started having people look over my cover letters.  Again, very few suggestions given.  So what am I doing wrong?

It's been a hard week because it started out with my car not working, then there was the 6 month anniversary of being fired from my job along with the 3 year anniversary of my dog dying.  So I've been having a pity party for myself all week.

Sorry, just had to vent.  Let's move on, shall we?  Half-Full Friday always makes me feel better.

If you want to join in the fun, head over Eyegirl's and tell Mr. Linky I said hi!
I'm happy I got my car fixed!

I'm happy that I'll be an aunt in September to a bouncing baby boy!

I'm happy I got to have dinner with a friend this week! 

I'm happy the power company is going to remove an annoying tree growing through my fence free of charge for me!  I tried to kill it once but it came back stronger than ever. 

I'm happy the weather was fairly decent most of this week!  

I'm happy the yard is going to be mowed this weekend!  I just wish I didn't have to do it myself.  I hate yard work. 

Hope all my wonderful readers have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Gettin' Frisky!

Three years ago today, my sweet little fox terrier Frisky passed away. 

I tried to scan in a picture of her but it didn't come out very well.  She was black and white with brown on her face and ears.

I had picked her out at the local Humane Society earlier in the day and came back for her that evening.  My parents bought her for me as an early birthday present.  The Humane Society thought she was about a year old.  Her name was originally Bobbie but I didn't like that name for a girl so I changed it to Frisky after a friend commented how frisky she seemed to be.  Everyone I know repeatedly told me that Frisky was a cat's name.  I don't care - Frisky was her name and I wasn't gonna change it!

I took her home and it seemed to take her a few days to settle in.  She finally did and all seemed to be going well.  Until my brother and his family moved in with us for a few months!  Frisky became very vocal and stayed that way until the end.

She didn't like anyone but me after that.  She snapped at anyone who tried to pet her and growled at anyone who dared come near her.  I tried my best to socialize her, thinking that might help but it didn't seem to.  She did eventually warm up to other people but it took her a long time.

She loved to take walks.  At one time in my town, there used to be a dog walk to raise money for our local Humane Society.  Since that's where Frisky came from, we did the walk every year with the exception of the first year.  I'm not sure why she did this but after walking for any length of time, Frisky would always lift one hind leg up.  After awhile she'd switch legs.  Every single year on this walk, person after person would tell me that I needed to stop and check on her leg.  When I didn't, I'd often get dirty looks and probably nasty comments behind my back.  I took her to the vet after the first few times of seeing her do this and was told after a thorough checkup that there was absolutely nothing wrong with either of her hind legs and that this was a common trait of a fox terrier.  When I'd tell people this, no one seemed to believe me.  I liked to think this was just one of her many quirks and loved her all the more for it. 

When I read the ad for Chico, it said that he sometimes lifts one of his hind legs up too after he's walked for awhile.  This kind of drew me to him because it reminded me so much of Frisky.

I lived with my parents when I first got Frisky.  My mom decided one day to build a pond.  Around this pond, she has a variety of  flowers and plants.  Frisky adored walking around the perimeter of the pond sniffing all of them, walking away to sneeze and then coming back to do it all over again!  And yes, even sneezing all over again!

I finally bought my own house and moved her and my cat in.  She didn't seem to know what to think at first but settled in pretty quickly.  The cat took a little longer.  She was an older dog by that time and I'm sure it wasn't easy to adjust to new surroundings. 

One day I was shopping at the mall and out of the blue, purchased a chewing chihuahua puppy named Shiver.  This was a way bigger adjustment for Frisky than moving to a new house!  And she did NOT like Shiver in any way, shape or form and no problems letting him know it!  She learned to tolerate him but I don't think she ever really enjoyed having him chew and pounce all over her. 

One morning I woke up out of a sound sleep at 4:00 AM.  Frisky was clearly in some serious pain and I didn't know what to do!  I was used to taking care of a sick kitty but not a sick dog!  So first things first, I tried to figure out what was wrong.  She wasn't bleeding anywhere and she hadn't gotten sick.  I touched her gingerly all over but I couldn't tell where she was hurting. 

I regret this but I didn't call the vet right away.  It was 4:00 AM and even though my vet does have emergency service, I decided to call after they opened.  In the mean time, I just cuddled her and tried to keep her calm until we both went back to sleep.  I called the vet first thing in the morning and they couldn't get her in.  I tried to make an appt. for that following Saturday but they told me they only take certain appts. on Saturday's - which I found out later isn't true!  I got an appt. for the next week and kept my fingers crossed that everything would be ok until then. 

That Saturday morning, Frisky was crying again.  She was old and I just knew deep in my heart that this was the end.  I didn't even make an appt, I just brought her in.  They squezed me in and asked why I hadn't brought her in sooner.  I told them I tried but that I couldn't get an appt any earlier.  The vet said she was full of cancer and at her advanced age of 12, there really wasn't much he could do for her.  It would be in her best interest to let her go.  And so I did.  My parents took me out in the middle of nowhere where my dad buried her. 

May you always rest in peace, my beautiful Frisky!  I miss you more than you will ever know!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Ask Me No Questions, I'll Tell You No Lies!

I don't know why but I can barely keep my eyes open this afternoon!  Maybe it's the rain.  It's been coming down pretty steadily all day.  I love to curl up in bed with my boys and a good book on a rainy day.  Life just doesn't get much better!  I can't do that today though because I'm expecting company in a little bit. 
Last night I was headed over to my parents house to have dinner just like I do every week.  Only when I got in my car, it wouldn't start!  I told my dad a few weeks ago that sometimes I had to turn the key a few times to get it to work and he told me I needed to think about investing in a new starter.  Yeah, well...I'd put it off because I don't have a job which means I don't have any money but now I don't have a choice in the matter!

Last night I dreamed that I was in some store parking lot and it wouldn't start.  I don't know what she would have been doing in my town or why she would lower herself enough to talk to me ('cause I'm pretty sure in her mind she'd think she would be lowering herself if she had to talk to a common, everyday person), but Kim Kardashian came over to help me out and it started right up for her!  If only that was the case - it's currently sitting in my garage waiting for the mechanic guy to come pick it up.

So ~ I'm sure you're wondering about the title of this post!  I've seen where people have been doing vlogs and/or just regular posts where they'll take questions from fellow bloggers and answer them.  This kinda scares me but I'm gonna go for it.  (Sorry, I'm not doing a vlog!)  If you have any questions about things you want to know about me, ask away!  And maybe I'll even answer them!  LOL  Just kidding, I'll answer them!  I do have a few skeletons in my closet that I won't discuss but pretty much everything else is open for discussion!  If anyone actually asks anything, I'll post the answer(s) in a future post!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Half-Full Friday and Blog of the Week

I can't believe it's Friday already!  Where did the week go?  There's no better way to welcome the weekend ahead  than to remind ourselves of all the things we're thankful for from the week past.  As always, if you'd like to join in the fun, head over to Eyegirl's and introduce yourself to Mr. Linky!
I'm happy I had a wonderful dinner at my parent's house this past Sunday!

I'm happy I got 2 chocolate bunnies for Easter this year!

I'm happy I got regular and chocolate covered Peeps in my Easter basket!  I realize I'm in the minority here but I do love me some Peeps!

I'm happy that I won Fiesty Three's giveaway!

I'm happy the sun came out for a couple of days this week!

I'm happy I colored my hair again on Wednesday!  Haven't done that in a long time.

I'm happy I got all my housecleaning done so I won't have to worry about it over the weekend!

Before we get to this week's Blog of the Week, can I just say that I'm really not morbid?  But as I mentioned before, I enjoy reading celebrity gossip and this website allows me to do just that!

This website is run by Scott Michaels.  If I remember correctly, someone on another blog used one of his pictures and linked the source back to this website and that's how I found it.  I'm not sure how long it's been existence but I'm pretty sure I've been reading it on and off for about 3 years now. 

This site is all about celebrity deaths.  What I like about it is that it isn't written in tabloid style, it's written from as much first-hand knowledge as possible and includes several pictures per post.  Most of the stories are written by Scott with a few here and there by other writers who Scott gives credit to. 

Each segment details the accounts of the days before the person's death, the reason for death if it's known, information about where they're buried and in most cases, pictures of the headstone and death certificate.  Scott has a thing for mailboxes so there's usually pictures of that as well.  Sometimes there's gory pictures too but he always makes sure to warn you so you're prepared for it when you open the link.

A lot of times after information is posted, people email Scott with additional information which is added at a later date.  I choose to believe that the site is fairly accurate with most of it's details as friends and family who have sent in updates have commented that what's been written is correct.

Find a Death isn't updated with any particular regularity.  I think a lot of it depends upon how many celebrities have passed away recently and how busy Scott is.  He also runs the Dearly Departed Tours in L.A. which provides tours of areas where various celebrities have died.  I don't know of anyone who has gone on this tour.  I've kind of wondered if I would go if I were in the area and I'm not sure if I would or not.  The tour was featured on an episode of The Girls Next Door according to the website.  I don't watch that show regularly but am disappointed I missed that particular episode.

If you can't get enough of the website, there's a Message Board and they're on Facebook and Twitter as well.  If that's still not enough and you feel like you need to share your love of Find a Death with the world, you can send in a self-addressed, stamped envelope for a free bumper sticker!   (And for anyone wondering -- no, I don't have one!)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Good and Bad News

Bad news first!  Well, I didn't get the job that I interviewed for about 10 days ago.  Got the call this morning and then a rejection letter via email a little bit later.  Great way to start off the week, huh?

I had a psychic reading last year and he said three separate times during the reading that there was a lot of change around me through March 2010.  I kept holding out hope that March would be the month I'd get a job.  So when I did the interview and it turned out to be probably the easiest one I've ever done, I walked away feeling like I got it for sure.  Then when I didn't hear back, called to follow up and was told that the person who does the hiring was out of the office until today, I just knew deep down inside that that wasn't the case.  I felt good about it the day of the interview but the longer I had to wait, the more I kept thinking of all the things I could've/should've said or done.  I don't know what I'm gonna do.  I've applied and applied and applied without much luck.  I'm afraid I'm going to lose my house and that makes me cry.

Anyways, I don't want to think about that so let's get to the good news!  I won a giveaway!!!  Fiesty Three are participating in GABE and their giveaway is a fancy dog collar and a donation to  their local Shelbyville-Bedford County Humane Association.  I love that they're donating to their local Humane Society!  I got one of my dogs at my local Humane Society who has since passed over the rainbow bridge.  I picked her out and my parents purchased her as a birthday gift for me many years ago.  She was the best birthday present I ever got so I have a special place in my heart for the Humane Society.  There were actually 3 winners for this giveaway - the 9th, 18th and 27th commenters.  I admit that I did count the comments before I added my own but I miscounted and didn't think I'd won.  Then when Cheryl told me I did, I had to go back and make sure!  I was the 18th commenter.  She asked what size I needed and since both my boys are chi's, I told her small.  I figure whichever dog it fits best is the one who will have the honor to wear it!

Thanks so much for the Fiesty Three for making my day!  I was SO excited when I found out I won.  I don't often have much luck with giveaways and this one came at just the right time to help pull me out of a slight depression.

The snow has melted too so that's even more good news!  It didn't melt so much as turn into slush from the rain.  I will take rain over snow any day though!  Wednesday is supposed to be sunny.  Keeping my fingers crossed because I'm ready to experience the sunshine again!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Half-Full Friday and Blog of the Week

Umm, I thought it was supposed to be spring?  We've gotten more snow in the two weeks of spring than I think we've gotten all winter!  Ok, maybe not really but it sure seems that way!  It has snowed every single friggin' day this week!  Ugh!!!  Fortunately it didn't stick...until today, that is!  Earlier it snowed the biggest snowflakes I think I have ever seen.  And now it's itty bitty flakes.  We've gotten at least two inches and it doesn't look like it's gonna stop anytime soon.  It's comin' down pretty hard out there!  I'm in denial and pretending I can't see it.

So...I hadn't heard anything back yet about the job I interviewed for last Friday.  I called on Wednesday to follow up and the lady who does the hiring will be out of the office until this coming Monday.  So...I still have no idea if I got the job or not!  I left her a voicemail and will hopefully hear something one way or the other soon.

It's Half-Full Friday!  Yay!!!  If you'd like to join, head on over to Eyegirl's and hook up with Mr. Linky!
I'm happy I finally got a haircut!

I'm happy I got to celebrate my mom's birthday with her yesterday!

I'm happy my mom shared one of her flowers with me yesterday!

I'm happy that Easter is almost here!

I'm happy that I found my chi's so easily after they went missing!

I'm happy my neighbor is kind enough to shovel all the snow in our shared driveway and the sidewalk so I don't have to!

I really like this week's Blog of the Week!  Whenever I go to other people's blogs, I like to check out the list of favorites on their sidebar.  This is one I kept seeing repeatedly in my early days of blogging.  I figured if so many other people seemed to like it, maybe I should see what I was missing out on!

This blog was started in November 2006 by Dan Murphy.  It reminds me in a lot of ways of 15 Minute Lunch.  I've read this blog for a couple of years now and have been there when Dan bought a puppy with his girlfriend Brooke (which they named Puppy, how cute is that?), he moved from New York to Miami and back again to New York and now Dan's engagement to Brooke.  Sometimes Brooke even makes an appearance and writes a few words here and there.  Brooke is just as funny and maybe even funnier than he is. 
***Edit:  I don't know what's up with blogger but it won't let me fix the odd spacing.


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