28 November 2006

Christmas Song Meme

Tigerlily tagged me!!! Thanks. That improved my mood a bit.

CHRISTMAS SONG MEME: This one is pretty easy. List (at least) five of your favorite Christmas songs and tag (at least) five of your favorite blog friends to keep your MEME going.

I sometimes have trouble picking Christmas songs. It's a long list that I have...

Carol of the Bells -- I just can't help but love this song. I actually sang it for the first time last year in a pagent.

Deck the Halls -- Fa la la, la la la, la la la. I don't know why, but that is my favorite part of the song.

Grandma got Run over by A Reindeer -- It's a song that just gets stuck in your head.

The Twelve Days of Christmas -- I never can remember all the lyrics of this song, but I truely love it. I find it funny that I managed to learn all the music for the Christmas program last year, yet CAN NOT remember the lyrics to this.

Crap! I can't remember the name of any other songs!!! Well, I'll go a head and post this, and I'll edit it later.

And I'll be tagging: Jackie, TC, Kelley, Brandi, and Arlene.

So, I'll get y'all tagged this afternoon, and you can let me know when you have your post up!

27 November 2006

I hate that I work for a place that can't afford decent equipment or decent help. One of our major pieces of software croaks with the slightest network hiccup. And it's done that to me twice today. I just consider par for the course and don't let it get to me. If it chooses to crash, I jot down what I need to remember and restart the program. No har no foul, right?

Well one of my coworkers doesn't necessarily subscribe to that philosophy. She got MAD when it happened. Now, knowing how unstable our wireless network is she has been insisting on using it instead of connecting to the hardwire in the office. Well, she had problems with the software 4 times today. The last time she was in the middle of a work order. And she got made enough to slam her hand down on the table and do what amounts to cursing for her.

At the same time, she had send an IM to the boss-man about something. And he started asking questions about it. So she got mad at him. Good grief. She's been ridiculous all day. But at least she isn't back to her old self and not talking to anyone. I might can handle her like this. But hopefully she will get out of it by tomorrow.

Casino Royale

This movie was FANTASTIC!!! I think it is the best Bond film ever.

Okay, I know that sounds somewhat juvenile, but it's true. I think that this has easily become my favorite Bond movie. It's a great movie overall, and it keeps you on your toes.

I, like most, wasn't sure I would like Daniel Craig as James Bond. But he pulls off Bond incredibly well. He has the attitude and action down so well. And while he isn't the OH My! handsome that some others have brought to Bond, his eyes make up for it, and then some. I certianly couldn't turn him down!

And, since I like Bond movies some might not listen as much. But, my friend Chonda doesn't like Bond movies. But I think she really enjoyed the movie last night. If nothing else, she was apparently stck on Daniel Craig. And what can I say, I like him too!!!

Thanksgiving Holidays

Ok, the holidays were pretty cool. I didn't get much of anything done though.

Ate with The Williams and the Overstreets on Thursday. It was GOOD. I thought I might have ate too much, but I was ok.

On Friday morning Josh and I went shopping. We came away with our Christmas presents for each other, but nothing else on the Christmas list. After shopping we slept a lot. And then ate supper with the McKenzies (his mom's family).

Saturday we got up and drove to my sister's house for another thanksgiving meal. It was nice to see everyone. However, it kinda sucked that Ashleigh was sick. But she felt better by Sunday morning.

Then we drove back and did dinner and a movie with Chonda and William and Greg and Thomasina. That was cool. Unfortunately I had to do homework when I got home. And I didn't get enough sleep last night.

22 November 2006

Well, the Hattiesburg City Council has given it's ok to make this a smoke free city. I personally think it's a little dumb, but they didn't ask me.

I'll admit, I'm not a smoker. But a lot of my friends are. And now they can't smoke in restaurants or bars. I can understand banning smoking in restaurants. A lot of people don't like to be around smoke while they are eating. And I can understand that. I can even understand it upsetting some people because that put kids around all the second hand smoke.

But when it comes to a bar, that is just part of the experience. I have friends that ONLY smoke socially. So, if they go two weeks without going to a bar or something like that, they don't touch a cigarette. It's just something they do when they are out drinking with friends. Now, I'm not saying that I think that's ok or anything, but I do think it is something people should be allowed to do.

Ok, and since I can't string together anything remotely coherent this morning, I'll sum this up with my friend Chuck's opinion on the matter. "damn stupid bastards"

20 November 2006


And this sort of sad story is exactly why school busses should all have seat belts. Of course, with that sort of drop that doesn't guarantee anything. But I've been in school bus accidents before. Luckily small ones, but I've always felt they should have seat belts.


I just read this meme on Amanda Jane's blog ande thought I would do it this morning. Not that we are bored at work or anything....

Do you snore? My husband has told me that I do. I guess it shouldn't surprise me.

Are you a lover or a fighter? That one depends on the situation. Although, I'm probably a fighter a larger percentage of the time.

What's your worst fear? Falling. I don't fear anything worse than that. It's always struck me as an odd thing to fear. I keep testing myself some on it, but it's still there. I guess part of my fear comes from how clumsy I am.

As a kid, were you a lego maniac? I love legos even today. I think that no kid can have too many of the things. I never had a lot of the fancy sets though. I even have trouble with them now.

What do you think of "Reality" TV? I think it's stupid. There have only been one or two of them that I have liked, and I didn't even watch those regularly. I wish I could actually manage to catch Making the Team though. I've really enjoyed the episodes I've seen.

Do you chew on your straws? Sometimes when I am finished with the drink. But VERY RARELY while I'm still drinking.

Were you a cute baby? I suppose so. Almost all babies are cute though.

Is the single life for you? It was fun then, but I'm enjoying married life.

Do you sing in the shower? Nope. I would hate to wake up my husband at 5:30 AM. That would be mean... (Maybe I should do that sometime....)

Have you ever bungee jumped? Nope. Not on my To Do list either. My luck the stupid cord would break.

Any secret talents? Can't think of any. I don't think being bossy counts for anything. Well, I am really good at considering mutiple sides of issues... Does that count?

What's your ideal vacation spot? OOOO Tough question... I like mountains, they're nice. Little towns with neat stores. I also enjoy the beach when it isn't too crowded or hot. (My first time to really go to the beach was on my honeymoon. I loved the ocean!)

Can you swim? Not really. I don't drown in the pool though.

Have you seen the movie Donnie Darko? Never heard of it. I might try to see it sometime though.

Do you give a damn about the ozone? Yes, I certianly do. I also give a damn about the rainforests and exhaust emissions. I would rather not raise children in a wasteyard. But unfortunately we have done some serious damage to our planet and I'm not sure we can really correct it.

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop? 3. Although it's been so long since I had one that I couldn't tell you from experience. But I LOVE the owl....

Can you sing the alphabet backwards? I can barely say, much less sing, the alphabet forwards. I would hate to think about what backwards would come out like...

Do you prefer electric or manual pencil sharpener? I prefer mechanical pencils.

What's your stand on hunting? It's fine for food, but not for a trophy.

Is marriage in your future? I hope so. I can't afford a divorce yet.

Do you like your handwriting? Depends on if I've gotten to the point of day when it's illegible.

What are you allergic to? peppers, laundry detergents, and I have other acute allergies

When was the last time you said, " I love you?" This morning to my husband.

Do you cry at weddings? Nope. Didn't at mine, my sisters, or anyone else's.

How do you like your eggs? Scrambled

Are blondes dumb? Only bleached blondes. Us naturals are rather intelligent. I think it's the chemicals...

Where does the other sock end up? I think it ends up in some screwed up dragon's horde. There's a dragon out there who just CAN NOT get enough socks.

What time is is? It's 11:26 AM now, and I probably won't manage to finish this until sometime after lunch.

Do you have a nickname? Uhhh, not really sure? I get called everything under the sun.

Is McDonald's disgusting? Some of them are, but not all. The one we have by campus now is pretty cool. I like salads.

When was the last time you were in a car? When I drove my friend to his bus stop so he could go to work this morning.

Do you prefer baths or showers? Showers are for mornings, baths are for evenings. And baths require a book, and benefit from wine.

Is Santa Claus real? Of course!!!!

Do you like to have your neck kissed? I do when it doesn't tickle. Lately it usually tickles.

Are you afraid of the dark? Nope. Fun stuff happens in the dark.

What are you addicted to? Chocolate. Is there anything else to be addicted to?

Crunchy or creamy peanut butter? CREAMY! Take it how you will.

Can you crack you neck? Sometimes.

have you ever ridden in an ambulance? Nope. With some good luck I'll never have to.

Is drug free the way to be? Depends on the drug.

Are you a heavy sleeper? YUP! Most times nothing will wake me up.

What color are your eyes? Hazel.

Do you like your life? Yeah. I complain, but I shouldn't. I really do have it rather good compared to a lot of people.

Are you psychic? Nope. Don't want to be either.

Have you read Catcher in the Rye? Nope. It's on the To Do list though.

Do you play any instruments? Does my zen micro count?

Have you ever stolen money? Nope. But I've thought about it!

Can you snowboard? Nope. It might make the To Do list one day though.

Do you like camping? Camping is fun. I've always enjoyed it. I just don't get to do it enough.

Do you snort when you laugh? Rarely.

Do you believe in magic? How else do you think we all still live here? The human race should have killed itself off years ago.

Are dogs a man's best friend? Well, I guess it depends on the man. I would think that dogs would hate bad men. But I could be wrong...

Do you believe in divorce? I don't think it really matters if I believe in it or not. That isn't going to stop people from getting divorced. But I do think that it is the right thing for couples that have tried to fix their marriage and just can't do it.

Can you do the moonwalk? Never tried.

Do you make a lot of mistakes? Not on purpose.

Is it cold ouside today? Step outside and find out. Don't take my word for it.

What was the last thing you ate? A fry

Do you wear nail polish? Sometimes, but not often.

How many people do you like right now? I hate people.

What's the most annoying TV commercial? I hate local commercials. Which in turn makes me hate cable.

Favorite song at the moment? uhh...Theme song to Witch Hunter Robin

Wow. It's only taken until after 1 to finish this. Amazing.

17 November 2006

Feast One Hundred & Eighteen

Do you believe there is intelligent life on other planets?

There's intelligent life on this one?

What is one thing you said you'd never do, but you eventually did?

Get married.

Who is the teacher that influenced you the most in school?

Mrs. Coleman, my 4th grade teacher. She's still one of my most favorite people.

Main Course
If you could trade places with anyone for one day, who would it be and why?

I think I would trade places with a lady that has enough money that she doesn't have to work. Not because I don't enjoy work, but because I would like the experience of being able to volunteer for all the stuff I want to do, but can't because I have to be at work.

What is your favorite dish to prepare?

Probably Pecan Pie, although I'm not going to make it this year. This has always been my specialty. Daddy even told Momma one time that hers was good, but mine was better!

16 November 2006


So, a while back I totally fell in love with the webcomic Loserz. It's wonderful. It's about three kids in high school. And they are geeks. So, of course, this is heaven and makes sense to me.

Well, Erik hasn't posted for a little while. He finally started going through and it updating regularly so the story is continuing. And I just loved what I found this morning. It makes my day complete.

Ok, I'm done sharing....

13 November 2006

Bad Start Weekend

Well, things were somewhat cool this weekend. Even if they didn't start very well.

I woke up feeling bad Friday and ended up not going to work. And apparently the bossman didn't get my message and everyone was wondering what had happened to me. No one had realized that I had left my laptop at work Thursday night and then figured I must have been in and went somewhere else because it was there Friday and I wasn't. I'll just have to remember to always keep it with me in the future.

Luckily I was feeling better by lunch since I had to go to a funeral. It was tough. Both Josh and I were doing good and not crying until right at the end. Mr. Mike, the little girl's grandfather, got up to read a poem. That did us both in. Those Riley's are just good at getting under your skin.

Friday night our game was cancelled because the Little women were sick. That was ok, but I ended up bored at The Gamer Sanctuary for most of the evening. It finally started getting interesting though later on in the night.

Saturday our friend Shay was sick, so that game was cancelled too. Josh went up to The Gamer Sanctuary for a while, but I stayed home and watched The Lake House. Then he came home to eat supper and work more on his computers. Then Chuck and Chris came over and we watched Lucky # Slevin. THEN Stimpy called Chuck and said that he and Chanda were going to stop by our place. That was amusing. He doesn't call the people that have the place. Anyway, Chanda asked me to go dancing with her at the gay bar. I almost went. But I think she was probably planning to stay out later that I was really up for. So I decided to stay at the apartment with the guys. I'll probably go dancing with her next time though. She's cute and my husband doesn't dance. Why not? :) And we watched Star Wars IV.

Yesterday was mostly uneventful.We watched the rest of Fun with Dick and Jane from when we had started it earlier in the week. And Josh decided that he doesn't care for linux. I'm not surprised though. He doesn't know how to do anything with it. We'll get him running with Windows this evening or tomorrow though.

Wow. What a weekend. Sick, Sad, Bored, Asked out by a girl, Watched a lot of movies, and basically did a lot of nothing. Wonder if the next one will be so busy. (And, yes, I know I wasn't asked out like that!)

Edit: Oh! And I read a couple of good books this weekend too! Golden Threads by Kate Hooper (I think!) and a book by Tami Houg (sp?). It's the first Houg book I've read. It was pretty good.

08 November 2006

News That I Wish I Could Skip

I got a call not to long ago from Josh. Aunt Margaret is at Wesley. She had to have emergency surgery. There goes my cooking plan for the evening. And possibly all my other plans as well. Oh well, family is first.

06 November 2006


Ms. Oliver, one of the ladies in an organization I'm in, gave me her book for Business Ethics. She apparently took it this semester and was offering it to anyone that would be taking the course.
Of course, I still need a webct code of the book, but I can get that for $14.35 from the publisher. I thought that was awesome.
I can't believe my good luck today. I figured she was going to want money for it and I was going to have to decide if I could afford it in cash. But, when I got back from lunch it was sitting on the counter. And had a note that said Free of Charge. That just perked up my day!!!!

Amazing Weekend

Wow. This weekend was cool. I was busy, but it was still awesome.

Friday night we handled character generation for The World's Largest Dungeon. I'm playing a 5' human fighter. She is going to rock in a few levels, if she doesn't die first. I even got 100 XP for being the first to finish my character. So, YAY!, Billie Thomas (Yes, that is her name) gets a head start. I don't think I've ever been the first to finish a character before. We even got in a little bit of play time. And Billie is pretty cool....

Saturday was Worldwide Game Day for Wizards of the Coast. Needless to say Josh and I spent a good chunck of the day at The Gamer Sanctuary. Josh and I both played the game module that Wizards set up, complete with their sucky characters. We even beat the module the second time we played. That was pretty awesome. The characters are NOT supposed to win. I also ran twice in pregen parties against a red dragon. That was pretty cool. I died first on the first time. The stupid wizard decided that it would be a great first action to teleport the CLERIC right to the dragon's feet. Bye-Bye cleric. The second time the cleric lived because when it was down to him and one other character, the other character decided to teleport us to safety. I'll admit to jokingly asking if he was going to teleport us away. Then he actually did it. That's ok though because the characters can't beat the red dragon.

Or Saturday was sort of normal. We hung out around the apartment and got some work done. We even VACUUMED! I'm impressed with Josh and myself. I seriously hate to vacuum.

01 November 2006

Dentist Visit

I went to the dentist this morning. He said my teeth look good. And now they feel funny and hurt. But they will do that for a couple of days now. My teeth are entirely TOO sensitive. But that is what sensodine is for. Wonderful toothpaste.

He also said that we don't have to do anything about my wisdom teeth yet. He'll worry about a referral to get those removed when they start bothering me again. I seriously dread that. My wisdom teeth are perpendicular to the rest of my teeth!!!