Friday, March 28, 2008


All right, all right, you guys have been good! And I know some of you are going away, sailing the deep blue! (yes, yes, I’m jealous. If it weren’t for these new stupid IRS laws, and having to certify all my plans by April 1st, I’d be right there with you. Why do cruises always end up in the middle of tax season/birthday season?)

So, this week, I did something. I did something completely insane, crazy, whatever you want to call it. Something totally and completely out of my comfort zone. I signed up for this:

Yes, that’s right, run for the hills, because, yours truly will be on stage in front of hundreds of people. Why did I sign up for this? Temporary insanity, I must say.

It all started innocuously enough with a small newspaper ad in the Sunday paper looking for people who wanted to sing. I showed DH. He says “go for it”.

I said, “But what if they don’t like me?”
“Why wouldn’t they like you?”
“What if they don’t like the way I sound?”
“But it says No Experience Necessary, and you have plenty of that”“What if I make a fool of myself? I haven’t done anything like this since college!”
“OY! You’re not going to make a fool of yourself, you’re better than that”

So, I went to the orientation session and signed up. Of course, there were people there who already knew each other, and sang together, either in church choirs, or Sweet Adelines (the barbershop group). But there were there some who weren’t doing any of that. And the director was really good at making everyone feel comfortable and that this is just for fun!

The first rehearsal/orientation is April 21st, with the big show at TBPAC on July 12th. (Yes, for those brave souls who want to witness, we will have tickets for sale.) So, I’m excited, but scared!!! I actually have about 9 days to change my mind (and get my registration fee back). But nope, I’m going for it. Wish me luck, and pray I don’t fall on my face. ACK!!!! What am I thinking!?!?!?!?

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Honey!!!

Guess who's 38 today? I keep saying you're not getting older, you're getting better! I love my honey!!!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Watch this space...

for exciting new developments!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Friday on my mind!

Oh happy day! Tomorrow is March 15th, and the corporate tax deadline will have come and gone. Well, theoretically, it’s actually Monday, but let’s face it: If you are calling me on Monday because you are just now starting your client’s taxes...well, you’re SOL!

We had a little celebration of sorts at my buddy Mike’s house. He was showing off his new deck, and his yard, which is looking very good right now. I finished off a bottle of Chardonnay, and hit the sack about 9:30. So, I missed the last half of Lost. I’ll have to catch the rest when I get home tonite.

Today for lunch we’re going to my favorite Thai/Sushi place downtown. I haven’t been since my birthday, so I’m really looking forward to it. It’s so good!!! I see a crunchy shrimp roll in my immediate future.

My horoscope said this week not to do any shopping. Which I didn’t. I’m glad, too, because I just paid a butt-load of bills today. How do those things sneak up on my so fast?

I got an invitation for the kids’ birthday next week. On Thursday. At 11:30 am. Yes, that’s right on a THURSDAY. My (not-so) brilliant SIL scheduled the party during Spring Break. (It was the only time she could get, she says). Obviously, DH and I can’t just take off work just to go to a birthday party. It would be nice if people on that side realize that unlike them, we actually HAVE to work for a living. It is not optional. So, I don’t know what we are going to do. She says we’re having DH’s birthday on the 22nd, so I guess I’ll give them their gifts then when I see it.

Okay, getting political for just a brief minute. Now, I am an Obama supporter, I will admit that. I don’t think that’s really news to anyone who knows me. But have you heard the latest stuff from his preacher of 20 years? All the racist, hatred speak, similar to a Farrakhan or a Sharpton? And this is someone he’s used as a spiritual advisor? Makes me very leery. I mean, that’s one of the reasons I can’t stand the Shrub is because of his closeness with the Evangelicals. Wouldn’t it be hypocritical to support someone who has aligned themselves with someone who sprouts off (albeit differently) a similar sort of ignorance and hatred?

BTW, Eric, the resident actuary says “Happy Pi Day!” Such geeks we are, ROFL!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

This weekend...

As Father Mulcahey would say "Jocularity, Jocularity!" Spent Saturday over at the McCoys. As you can see, Travis has put on his best imitation of DH. ROFL!! Lots of laughs, and food too.

Well, this getting off at 4 hasn't been too bad so far, for only two days. DH is at the hockey game tonite, so I was bored and got my nails done.

And when that was done, I got my toes done, too.

(Ignore the hairy leg, haha!) So, I'm purty for a week or two. I had a sandwich at Bagel Bagel (next to Jakes on VanDyke). I had the Cordon Bleu sandwich and it was very tasty. I've been playing with my new Ipod too. It's pretty kewl. I'm getting all loaded with songs and videos. I love my toys. Well, let's hope the week keeps going quick!

Well, that's all for now.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Tagged by Linda

A- Attached or single: Attached
B- Best Friend: DH
C- Cake or Pie: cake
D- Day of Choice: Friday
E- Essential Item (s): IPod
F-Favorite type of music: everything, mostly alternative or R&B
G- Gummy Bears or Worms: neither, don't like gummies.
H- Hometown: Lutz
I- Indulgence(s): chocolate
J- January or July: July, it's summer!!
K- Kids: none
L- Last movie: I don't remember
M- Marriage Date: July 31st
N- Number of Siblings: 1sister
O- Oranges or Apples: oranges
P- Phobias or Fears: bugs
Q- Quote(s): You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave
R- Reason To Smile: I'm trying to think of one
S- Season: Summer
T- Tag Four: Dawn, Jules, Jayne, Ter
U- Unknown Fact About Me: no secrets left that I want to share
V- vegetarian or meat eater: oh I am a carnivore!
W- Worst Habit: disorganization
X- X-Rays or Ultrasounds: I dunno, x-rays?
Y- Your Favorite Food: Seafood...I see food and I eat it!
Z- Zodiac: Sagittarius

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Venting ahead...

Vent for the day: Your granddaughter doesn’t really know us. I’ve talked to her maybe once in my life, and DH hasn’t really seen her since she was a little kid. She only invited us to her wedding because you made her! It’s really not going to matter if we don’t go. It’s HER wedding. For her “close” family and her friends. Not her third cousins twice removed. Trust me; I’m sure her and her mother (who isn’t even married to your son anymore) will breathe a sigh of relief because that’s 3 $100 dinners they are not going to have to shell out. In other words, they DON’T CARE! They will get the little invite cards and at the most say “oh, gee, too bad” and move on. Only YOU will make a federal case out of it, and tell us what horrible people we are for not going, and how embarrassed YOU are. GET OVER YOURSELF!!!

Oh, another vent. I’m making a new law. No old people should be allowed on the highways between 4 and 7 pm. Every other car I look into and there are all these blue-hairs. (Driving in the left lane, below the speed limit, of course.) Where could they possibly be going? Don’t they have early bird specials next to the condos? I don’t get it. The roads are clogged enough with all the construction, just stay home.

Oh, and speaking of construction. Whose bright idea was it to work on 275 AND Gandy at the same time? Blocking both ways out of St. Pete into Tampa, to where it takes an hour just to get anywhere? And what happens if, God forbid, a hurricane hits this summer, and Pinellas needs to evacuate? Oh, but wait, we’ve got lanes closed due to construction. Way to go FDOT!!!

Boy, three vents in one day, can’t you tell how my week is going? LOL! Hope yours is a far sight better than mine.