current mood: contemplative
Baseball started in this house officially on Sunday.
Tonight was only the second game of the season.
It's going to be a long one.
I would update but I just spent a heck of a lot more time replying to someone than I thought I would...I've never had to put my response in 3 seperate posts before! Crazy! Anyhoo...I have to teach in the AM and I'm super sleepy. Maybe I'll post someother time. FOr now.....goodnight.
What a terrible game last night. We played sloppy and the Colts just beat us....they did better. And I swear to God if I hear anyone tell me that this was Rex Grossman's fault....well, you don't even want to know! It was a team effort to play the way we did....and if our Defense would have sort of played at all maybe we wouldn't have given up a billion points.
THere's so much more to say about it....I just can't do it right now....I'm in a state of mourning.
But until next fall...we have to concentrate on other things.....GO CUBS!!
I'm so tired. It feels like the past 3 days just blend into one. It doesn't help that sleeping at night isn't the most pleasant. I just can't get comfortable and fall asleep! I'm actually too tired to post too much. THe thought of putting down all the events of the past 3 days is too exhausting. And the week is barely begun. The rest of the week and next promises to be.....exhausting and a pain in the ass.
So, I spent a bazillion hours uploading photos, scanning some in and creating a new slide show for myspace. And just as I was adding the last 3 pictures an error popped up and internet explorer had to close. No, I was not smart. I didn't save once. Sucks to be me. So screw it. I'll atempt again at a later date.
I took a bit from Lexi and looked at what I wrote last year at this time....nothing. Good for me huh? Oh well. Not much I can do about it now. So, I've been thinking...should I have a superbowl party this year? Chris has always had one since he lived here. Jeff Lesel wants to know. Frank wants to know. Poor Frank...I think it's the only time he actually goes somewhere alone and does a "guy" thing. So.....I think we should. Just because neither of us is in Ad/Lib anymore doesn't mean we shouldn't have a party. Besides, we never see Thad anymore and I miss him something horrible! What's the point of writing this? Typing out loud I guess.
Let's see...Christmas was nice. We didn't got to my Grandma's because of the storms yesterday. They never were too bad at my house, but the way we would have been driving would have sucked and I would have been nervous about the dog and the house so we rescheduled for next weekend. I don't know what day yet. Anyhoo.....Chris should be home soon so we can go shopping. That'll be...fun? I don't know how the after Christmas crowds are going to be. But maybe we can go to the Cheesecake Factory since I have a gift certificate for there....yum!
So, over the past couple holiday weeks I watched It's a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, Prancer, Charlie Brown Christmas, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, A Muppet Christmas Movie....that's all I can think of right now. I feel very fufilled in my Holiday movies. Which is good cause it makes up for the lack of holiday weather around here.
Ok. Random entry over.
I have been away from the computer a long long time now. I have not checked my email in 2 days! It's just been crazy. The end of the school semester before Christmas Break had me super busy...thank goodness it's all over. Yesterday I had a bazillion errands to run....and I can't even remember what I did on Wednesday but I know I wasn't working.
I opened my email to find I got a LJ nudge from Lexi telling me to update already! That made me giggle and I promptly...ok, that's not true, but first chance I got I signed on and here we are. What did I have to do before posting on LJ that was more important?? Well, I'll tell you. Actually it's not all that important, it's just that it was in my email and why leave it just to come back??
The other day I was looking at the Travel and Leisure magazine and flipping through it like I usually do, circling the places I want to go...just so chris will get the point that vacations that are not sports related are ok. Well, I came across this article called Flirting with the Forbidden. It was all about foods and drinks that are banned here in the US for one reason or another. Some I can see why not....eating an endangered species is wrong. Wait...build the species back up and then we can eat them again. I have no problem with that. You know what...God gave us the animals to eat. By nature I'm an omnivore (is that spelled right?) and based upon that fact alone I can chose what I want to eat. As long as it doesn't get me high and I have no moral issues with consuming it, why not eat it? Who is the FDA to tell me what I can and can't eat. Now there are certian things that I'm ok with them monitering...like the endangered species, just as one example.
But to forbid the import of a fruit because its a fruit fly breeder is just crazy. I know there is probably a bit more to the story, but on the surface that seems insane! It's a fruit for godssake! And ok...maybe the deeper issue has something to do with public health safety (I don't know that, it's just a guess) but what I have a bigger problem with is forbidding the import of a type of ham from Spain because the USDA cannot approve the Spanish slaughterhouses. I should be able to chose if I want to eat it or not.
Anyway, what is the point of my tiny not so good editorial....I wrote the magazine. I have never done that in my life...about anything. But I thought it was great. The writer was sarcastic and funny and hit on a billion points that no one ever thinks about. We just bop along thinking well, if it's USDA approved then it's ok. Wait...that cheese isn't pasturised...I can't eat that! It's amazing that people survived before the USDA. It's ridiculous. All I wrote in my email was that I thought it was a fantastic article and thank you for printing it.
The editor wrote me back and wanted more and wanted me to expand on my thoughts. So I did. I'm acutally liking what I wrote here better, should have done LJ before I sent my email huh! Oh well. We'll see if the print my comments.
That's all on that. Christmas is almost here. ANd I'm done with my shopping for Chris...whoppie! I mean, I could buy a billion more things but I didn't. I can't. I need to control myself a little bit. I can't spend all my money on him. Today the dog gets a bath, I look for pictures that Chris wants me to find and clean a bit. I'm still debating calling my grandma and going there on Christmas Eve...we'll see.
Hey, Kristin...hows all that snow treating you? Snowstorms are exciting. But I'm sure that's easier to say from 80 degree sick and tired of the heat Florida than snowed in Denver.
CSI Miami is on A&E all day. I like that. Not that I'm going to watch all freaking day but I do have the DVR set up to record a bunch so that when I am bored and nothing is on I can flip on an episode. Good times!
Ok, not really but I'm tempted.
I'm sure you will see where this story is headed, but here it goes.....
Today I left my cell phone at home on accident. I just got a new phone less than a month ago. It was a $200 dollar phone that I got for 60 bucks. You see my sisters husband works for a cell phone place and got me the discount. But the reason I was able to get it was because I was ready for an upgrade. And the reason I wanted a phone was because my old phone sucks at charging and not in a battery way in a won't do anything when I put it on the charger kind of way. Not to mention the dog ate my house charger and I had to charge it in the car. It would take me, in all seriousness, sometimes up to 10 minutes to get the freakin thing to realize that yes, it is on a charger!!!!
So I got a new phone...now back to today. I get home and there is no puppy at the door to greet me. Instead, Chris walks out of the bedroom and says....you are not going to be happy with the dog. (We have recently started leaving him in the living room now that it's clean!) What did he do? Did he take a dump in the house? Where? DId he puke? What? Where? What did he chew??? And Chris picks up my phone and it has teeth marks all over it and the screen is shot. SHOT!
OH MY GOD....I'm so pissed right now I could puke. And not so much because of the phone itself, but because I can't get another phone now unless I pay the tagged price! I have to wait 11 more months to get another phone. And I've been so excited about my new phone....I've shown it to everyone. I loved it. I really did. I'm sure I would go to hating it in a few months...but for now I loved it and I really hate my old phone which I now have to attempt to use. I'm so mad I could (and did) scream. Not to mention cry...out of frustration and anger.
And now I must end this post....I went to Chicago for thanksgiving and played football with my brother. Because I have no athletic bones in my body I jammed my finger in my lame attempts to catch the ball. This is why no posts at all lately...I can't type and when I try it hurts and pisses me off. Today is the first day it's felt good enough to use on the e, d, and x keys. But it is now hurting so off to dreamland I go...maybe I'll dream up a new phone and when I wake up it'll be under my pillow....
So, I could complain about work on here. I could bitch about life on here. I could just update you in the boring life of Elizabeth. But I'm not going to do that. Instead I want to talk about street names.
Who names the streets? I want to be a street namer. That is what I want to do. I was on a walk with Chris and Harry last week, or was it the week before....not that it matters anyway! Back to our walk, we were walking and one of the streets is Marsfield. What the hell is a Marsfield? And Tolworth? Who is that? What is that? And Florida street names suck. Cedar Creek Lane. Tilden Grove Way. Hidden Spring Creek Road. What the hell!
If I were in charge of naming streets I would pick cool things. I would pick things that are easy to spell and short. Apple Street. Watermelon Parkway. Everyone knows how to spell Watermelon, why not make a street called that. And no more tree names. There are enough of those. Nothing gay either like Weeping WIllow Road or Maple Crest Lane. How frickin fairy tale is that?! Easy Names. How about Red Road or Blue Avenue. It's easy. It's simple and much more fun than Whispering Mist Lane.
So next time you are out driving around, think about what you would re-name streets. It's a hell of a lot better than thinking about how crappy life is sometimes.