Monday, January 30, 2006



If you have never seen the show 24, you have no idea what you're missing. This show is on Monday nights from 9-10 and runs in real time. Each season is one day in the life of CTU Agent Jack Bauer. This show has everything, romance, violence, suspense, you name it.

I am highly addicted to this show as is everyone else that watches it. I highly suggest that if you would like to watch this show that you do not just jump in. Start by watching a couple of episodes of Season 1 (or day One) and you will be hooked within a couple of episodes.

The only thing that I hate about this show is having to wait an entire week to see the next hour, but it is highly worth it.

Oh and the opening line, KIEFER'S HOT, was something that one of my friends used to say everytime I said that I had to go to watch 24. She used to call and leave me messages saying Kiefer's hot, send me emails and IMs with the same. That used to crack me up, as did many of the other things that she used to say. She had such a great sense of humor and the things that used to come out were just too funny for words. Sadly, we're no longer friends, but I do think of her everytime I watch 24.

Does anyone else watch 24?

Sunday, January 29, 2006


No I didn't get another puppy. But I wanted to make sure that you said awww.

I had my man over this weekend. We were sitting on the couch cuddling when he first got here and he told me that he missed me this week. I told him that I missed him too. That was the first time that we exchanged those words. We had an awesome weekend. I cooked dinner Saturday night and he spent all day with me on Sunday even though he said he was going to leave by 11:30.

Once again he got up during the night to walk the dogs for me so I could sleep. We're still taking things nice and slow, but we've started talking about things that we want to do a few months out. We decided that we're going to go to Maine for his birthday and that he's going to take me to Boston for the night for my birthday. We also talked about going to a family event in July.

Even though things are moving slowly, they seem to be moving in the right direction. He left late this afternoon and then called me to tell me that he was home and that he missed me already. That's where the awwww came from.

Almost everything else is going well. I blew a fuse earlier today and I went down to the basement to flip the switch and found that the basement had about 6 inches of water in it. So I decided not to risk standing in water AND mess with electricity. I have a plumber coming in first thing in the morning. Just what I need, to spend more money on this house. Luckily, I can live without the circuits that blew for awhile.

How was your weekend?

Friday, January 27, 2006

People Suck-Ok, Not All People

I hate the news. Everyday I read and everyday I kick myself. I don't watch news on T.V. because it's too depressing, but I do check because I do feel the need to stay in touch.

Every story is sad or tragic or just plain horrifying and it never ends. There was the woman who stoned her children to death. I can't even talk about that one as I was physically sick when I read it. I literally read the story and ran to the bathroom to be sick, that's how horrified I was. Then more recently there was the 7 children who died in the car crash and when their grandfather was told what happened he had a massive heart attack and died. My heart broke, that poor family. There's the teenager who killed his girlfriend's parents because they forbid them to see each other. There are the teens who are killing each other, beating up and killing the homeless, mob beatings, the woman who was beaten and raped on a major highway during the day by a man hiding in her backseat....the list is endless.

What is this world coming to? There are days when I just don't want to get out of bed anymore. The thought of bringing a child into this world horrifies me. I am horrified for my niece and nephew. What kind of world is this? When did things go so wrong?

Am I the only one who feels this way? What are your thoughts? Does anyone know what is going on???

Okay, I feel a little better.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

It's Been Awhile-Here are some tidbits

It has been a crazy couple of weeks and I haven't had the time or the ideas to blog. I spent the last couple of days in NH. I went up on Sunday and stayed over and then got snowed in up there. My niece and nephew are so cute and I miss them terribly. My niece was so happy to see me and so was my nephew even though he couldn't say it out loud.

So, my man and I went shopping over the weekend. He needed jeans and I needed to give him my opinion. He bought me the cutest little purse for going out. He also bought my niece and nephew a book and a stuffed animal that goes along with it. I know, awwwww. He told me to be sure that I told my niece it was from him too. All weekend she asked me to read the book that my friend bought for her.

My friend also asked me to go with him to family function in June, in Ohio. If we're still together. I'm not worried, I'm sure we'll be fine. I thought it was sweet of him to ask.

On a sad note, the time has come for me to make a decision about my beloved Zeke. He will be 10 next month and according to the vet he's lived a long and full life for a dog in his condition. Still doesn't make it any easier. I'm going to be spending the next month spoiling him and hopefully helping him to enjoy the time that he has left. This is one of the hardest decisions that I have had to make in my life and I don't know if I can actually go through with this. Luckily my man has made it clear that he will take us when it's time and that he will go into the room and be with Zeke and I can wait outside after I say my good-byes. I have been crying non-stop for a few weeks now.

Well, now that I've depressed myself, I'm going to end this post. I will do my best to have a fun, happy post next time.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Meet the Parents-Sort Of

Yesterday I took my man up to meet my family. My family consists of my brother, sister-in-law, niece, nephew and my mom. My mom went over to my brothers and he and I stopped in to meet them. He begged me not to make him stay longer than 15 minutes as he hates the family thing. I told him no more than a 30 minutes and to get over it.

We walked in and he thought my mom was my sister-in-law (what can I say she looks really young) and my sister in law had woken my niece up so I could see her too. So my niece says hi (insert his name here), it's so nice to meet you. She's only 3. How cute was that? All my nephew did was stare and smile. He's only 7 months old.

All in all it was a good visit. He and my brother hit it off well, they started chatting and checking out my brother's toys (his built in surround sound with his 48 inch TV).

The strange part was that I wasn't even nervous about taking him to meet my family. He's a great guy and the more time I spend talking to him and being with him the more I think that. I've stopped waiting for the other shoe to drop and I'm just enjoying myself.

Friday, January 13, 2006

My Rack-Revisited

I decided to revisit my very first post. I hope you enjoy it. Again.

Okay, so just in case the title to my blog didn't give it away, I happen to be well endowed in the area of my chest. I'll just come right out and say it, I have a big rack. People stare, mostly men, but people in general.

What really aggravates me is when I'm walking down the street or down the hallway at work and a man is approaching me, I can actually see his head and his eyes drop down to stare at my chest. Now this makes me wonder a few things, one, do the guys really think that I don't notice? And two, could they be any more obvious?

Now some people don't mind the attention. I have to admit on the one hand it's kind of nice to draw that kind of head dropping action, but on the other hand, I would like to be noticed for my other fine attributes.

So, to conclude, looking is okay, staring is a little obnoxious and drooling, well let's not even go there!

Monday, January 09, 2006

I've Been Tagged!!!!!

Well, I've been tagged by my good friend TamaraEden. So here goes:

Four jobs I've had in my life:

1. Babysitter
2. Sales Clerk @ the Wal-Mart Jewelry Counter
3. Shift Supervisor at Kinkos
4. Problem Resolution Specialist

Four movies I could watch over and over:

1. Pay It Forward
2. Grease
3. Billy Madison
4. Bruce Almighty

Four places I've lived:

1. Long Island
2. Brooklyn
3. Milford
4. Plainfield

Four TV shows I love to watch:

1. 24
2. Scrubs
3. Family Guy
4. Gilmore Girls

Four places I've been on vacation:

1. France
2. Florida
3. New Jersey
4. DC

Four of my favorite foods:

1. Sweet and Sour Chicken
2. Nachos
3. Lasagna
4. Cranberry Sauce

Four websites I visit daily:


Four places I'd rather be:

1. New Hampshire
2. Anywhere with my BF
3. London (going in March)
4. New Hampshire (I know I said it twice, but I really want to be back there)

Four books I'll read over and over again:

1. All the Harry Potters
2. Catcher in the Rye
3. All the Stephanie Plum Books
4. He's Just Not That Into You

Saturday, January 07, 2006

How Do I know?

How do you tell if someone loves you when they haven't said the words? Is it in the way that they stroke your face when you're lying together talking? Is it in the way that they get up in the middle of the night to walk YOUR dogs because you look so sweet and peaceful while you're sleeping? Is it the way that they call you 10 times on the day that your dog has emergency surgery to see how you and the dog are doing? Or, is it in the way that they spend 3 hours driving just so they can see you for a couple of hours? How about in the way that they hesitate everynight when they're saying goodnight to you on the phone, like they have more that they want to say?

I have no idea how to tell. Men are hard to read. Women wear their emotions right out on their sleeves. Some days I wish I was a mind reader so that I could know what was going on inside his head, and then other times I'm glad that I don't know. I guess I will find out in due time how he feels.

Before I forget, Zeke is home now and he is very happy to be home. Thank you again for all of your well wishes. Unfortunately, he has a very long, slow recovery ahead of him. He is extrememly thin and can hardly walk, but he's alive and he's even a little playful!! He sends his love.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

A Big Sigh of Relief

Unfortunately, today was another rough day, but with a happy ending. My beloved Zeke (yes that's him) went in for emergency surgery today. He had bandages stuck in his stomach, his intestines and obstructing him bowels.

As his doggy momma, I knew that something was wrong. I was told by his acupuncture doctor that it was a wait and see game. I insisted that they check into it, she told me no. I went to two of the technicians who absolutely love him and I expressed my concerns and they jumped on the bandwagon and offered me x-rays and I signed the waiver. Next thing you know they're asking me if I want to put him through surgery or put him to sleep.

This was one of the most difficult decisions that I have made to date. Something in my heart of hearts told me that his time wasn't up. I opted for surgery. They explained to me that they had to go into his intestines and that carried a high mortality rate for healthy dogs. I still opted for surgery.

I spoke to the vet an hour ago and he came through the surgery just fine and he's resting comfortably. They're giving him fluids and he will probably spend a few days in the hospital. That dog is some fighter. His acupuncture doctor told me to put him to sleep a year and a half ago. Today she said, "Well Zeke, you made it to 2006, are you going to make it to 2007?" I think that he will. I don't know if I will make it. Today was very hard on me. Until I heard the words, "He made it through surgery and he's doing well," I didn't stop crying or being sick to my stomach. I'm exhausted.

Sorry for the downer post, but like I said, it has a happy ending. I can't wait to visit him in the hospital. That's how much they love him there, they let me come in and just sit with him while they work around me. And that's how much I love him, I just go and sit on the floor of the vet's office so I can talk to him and scratch his ears.

Monday, January 02, 2006

2006-It's Time for a Change

As you can see from the title of the post, I feel that since it's a new year, it's time for a new me. I decided to make a major change in my life. My previous post was about a jerk that yelled at me at work when he had absolutely no right to do so. Don't you worry, I'll be telling my boss on Thursday when she returns. I'm sure that he'll tell her too.

Anyway, I have decided that I'm going to stop work on my MBA and I'm going to pursue and entirely different degree. I'm going to pursue a degree in School Counseling (possibly School Psychology).

Right now I am in the process of looking for a new school and seeing what I need to do in order to complete this degree. It's a little scary, but, I don't like my current job, nor do I even like my industry. Instead of being scared, I'm actually very excited.

I chatted with my guy about all this on NYE and he was all gung ho and we've chatted about it several times. He's been very sweet and very supportive. Well, he's always been sweet.

So, let's all wish me luck, and I just may need one of you to write me a letter of recommendation for my new school!!

Now tell me, what is it time for YOU to change this year?