Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Glee Christmas Album

BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!
picture Snoopy, doing the Snoopy Dance. Nose in the air, feet peddling away to the beat, arms outstretched in pure joy and happiness - that's me right now!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Oh No, it's leaked and Craig is FURIOUS!!!

So furious he's gonna give someone a raise I'm sure....enjoy Doctor fans - I know I do again and again and again...

Sunday, November 28, 2010

It's the most wonderful time...of the year

With lights on

With lights off

Christmas Penguins
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It's just a start but it is better than nothing...

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thank You Sky Gold....

On November 24th 2010 Fry & Laurie fans squeed with delight.

a special thanks to drhouseforum3 over at youtube

At the end of the day, something is confirmed that most already knew - these two men are geniuses and the world is a better place filled with a bit of laughter thanks to their collaboration. Here's to another 30 years Mr. Fry and Mr. Laurie, cheers!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Rally to Restore Sanity - one girl's tale

So - the journey begins. It's 11:30pm and we are hanging out in the bus/train station in Indianapolis. We meet up a three young gentlemen that attend IU and are also taking the same trip as hubby and I. As soon as we get on the train we 'sleep.' At 7am we wake, have some breakfast (not bad for train food) and then commence on the journey seeing the sites go by. Michael and I watch a few movies, I work on my novel, stand up and wander around. It's lunch time, not bad again. Meanwhile, we are trying to figure out EXACTLY when we will be arriving in DC for our friends to pick us up.

We FINALLY arrive in ManASSas, VA and our wonderful friend Darren (one of lil girl's 'godfather's')picked us up. We ventured off to eat some most WONDERFUL Vietnamese food. It was the restaurants opening night and we were waited on by ALL the staff I swear to GOD. It was fun but Michael and I were tired. We headed back to Darren and Melissa's for a good night's sleep.
We awoke the next morning to almond croissants and gimmee coffee. Have I mentioned how much I MISSED Darren and Melissa - good gravy that was yummy. SO, we pack some backpacks and head out to catch the metro...
This is the line just inside to get tickets in the Metro. WOW - I KNOW right! So we get tickets and when the train comes it's friggin PACKED. So Melissa says 'let's get on the one going up to Vienna, and stay on and just ride back' OK done. Our adventure truly begins. This train gets packed like SARDINES, nay, sardines would have been happier. Now, let it be known that hubby said "IF you freak out I will leave you. I mean, I'll leave you here." Here's the thing - I'm claustrophobic. His warning was warranted. The excitement was too much, I never felt the effects. Everyone was on the train was great considering. Every stop was more and more crowded than the last. Our poor train conductor, bless that man's soul, got us there.
Side note - this train conductor, whoever you are sir, you are awesome. We also had you the morning we left. Sunday, Oct 31st at 9:35am. I salute your sir. You are Da Bomb! You had to be there to understand. Hubby has video on his phone - I'll try and post that here sometime.
We arrive! After an hour on the train!Once we reach the Mall we end up losing Darren and Melissa along with Laura and Collin. It was friggin crowded like nobody's business. We met this dude on our way in - ain't he cute?
Then Michael and I just wandered around until we found a 'SPOT' to stand in for 3 hours.

Hubby's sign is for our friends and his co-workers that could not attend.
We can't really hear anything. I don't think they expected the ENTIRE Mall to be full of moderate people (ok some were liberal)

Hubby and I NEVER have a pic together - we MUST have one and I ask a fellow rally person to take one for us...

We are freaking cute!
Stuff is going on - it's awesome, people talking and stuff and people people people people - HOLY SHIT! Did Jon Stewart jsut say Cat Stevens?!?!?!?!? I think I peed myself a little. I grew up on him - it's my hippy DNA, whatever - Cat Fucking Stevens!!!!!!!!!! Then, Stephen Colbert goes and ruins it and brings out Ozzy, which is cool - but I'm not a hard rock girl.
Somewhere along the line - this chick gets on another chick's shoulder and her butt4crack is TOTALLY in hubby's face - HIGH LARRY US but the pic we got was too late, she pulled her shirt down
Phew....I'm tired. We reach the end of the Rally - what Jon said was cool and I dug it. I agree - I don't know what we can call what we did, but boy was it worth every second.
This is people taking over the streets just leaving the Mall
I have never had Ethiopian food before even when we lived in DC. So hubby wants to take me. The bad news - it's 18 blocks that way---------->boy were my feet tired But he got one of these out of me
We get our food - and granted I was beyond famished by this point (during the Rally all we had to eat was a homemade scone and soda)I got something I think was called Yebi Alicha. It was a lamb dish and it was HEAVENLY!!!!! I'm salivating as I write this - it was WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!! It totally knocked Indian from it's 3rd best shelf. Vietnam still being 1st and Thai being second. But if I have any more of it any time soon, I'm thinking it's rank will change.
We made it back to the house, Darren picked us up at the metro that evening and we drank and discussed the days activities. Then us girl's decided to have squee moments and watched Newsies clips. This one is HILARIOUS. You shake that thang Christian Bale!! ROFL
We sleep. Melissa makes french toast and coffee and sees us off. Did I mention they have one of the CUTEST toddler's EVER
We say our goodbye's and give hugs and plan on seeing each other again because dammit - we most certainly will. We unfortunately didn't get to spend any longer with Justin and Lisa then the Vietnamese dinner when we arrived Friday night, but seeing them in person since their wedding was great. Sometime we will have them to ourselves. As we left DC the Marine Corps Marathon was taking place - if you look close you can see most of the blobs are runners...
17 hours later we were back in Indiana.

What did I learn - train rides are cool and we as Americans should slow down and take advantage of this great system we have set up here. VP Joe Biden is loud and weird sometimes, but he's right to be excited about trains. Jon and Stephen are awesome for putting together the show they did and inviting us there. Friends make life ALL that better and my In-Laws are gracious giving people for not only watching the kids for us (did I mention they flew from NY to do that? no, well, they did)but letting us get away and be a part of something grand.

It was the experience. Being there. Nothing profound changed in my life, no one said anything new to improve my thoughts on politics, I'm the same person I was when I left October 28th. Three words - Cat Fucking Stevens!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

On a side note,

proof that my hair can A) not be frizzy and B) is getting pretty damn long.


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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tana French is the Bomb

I have a serious girl crush on her.
Faithful PlaceFaithful Place by Tana French

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

O.M.G. Tana French - I (heart) you. This was by far her best yet. Frank Mackey, his disturbed f'ed up family and the grit of Faithful Place were brilliantly written. I give this 4.5 stars. There were only a couple of small parts I felt bored, but who doesn't expect that in a novel at some point. I'm sure it wasn't the book, it was all me.
I have to admit I had a feeling who did it and even though I was right, I didn't feel let down at all. It played out perfectly.
I can't recommend this book enough. 1000 times over READ THIS BOOK!

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

To update or not to update,

That is the question.

Actually, that reminds me of a t-shirt I want from cafépress. It's a Doctor Who thing where he rambles on about pushing a red button. You had to be there or not depending on your perspective.

October has no disguise from Autumn around these parts. The trees look GORGEOUS. The colors are bright and deep that sing heartily into one's soul. Makes me feel like a kid again. Walking through the yard and hearing the crinkle beneath my feet as the cool air envelopes my lungs and whispers in my ear 'your alive!'

I've got some pics somewhere around here of the family. More will be included with those shortly. Lil girl has a swim meet coming up along with Halloween. But alas, this will be our first Halloween ever apart. Qué? you ask. Well, Michael and I are going to the Rally to Restore Sanity in DC that weekend. It's up to the awesomeness of our in-laws to take the kids trick or treating neighborhood this year. And by awesomeness, I mean they are flying from NY to IN to watch the kids for us. How freaking awesome are they? UBER.

I bought costumes already, so, no worries there. Lil man is going to be Darth Vader and Lil girl is a Sorceress. Very cool.

I have completed the story of my book and I'm only down to serious editing right now. Along the way I'm inputting the subplot. It was always there, I just didn't know it until a friend pointed it out to me. (thanks Jo)

Other than that, same shite different day. Now, I'm off to find some more info on David Tennant''Single Father' along with a few other BBC TV dramas that hit UK telly's this past week. Interweb don't fail me now...

Thursday, September 30, 2010

My Book, and other things

Well, after almost a year exactly I finished writing my book. Albeit the story itself. I am currently editing the crap out of it and inserting a subplot. Next step is finding a literary agent, I think. I'm getting mixed answers when I ask that question.

Any way - in the mean time I will be picking the paint brush back up and ripping through some paintings over the next month. I owe some people some serious oil on canvas! (Sue, Heather, Stephen and Karen) who have been patiently waiting.

On another side note - music that inspires me - music that drove straight into my core of being and helped my brain along while I wrote tirelessly away - well, I'm compiling a list to share with you all (whoever all you are)

Oh, that LOST write up. Yeah, talk about being put on hold. I think I'll just watch the series again from the start and then I can delve into it all.

up next - my utter love for all things Doctor Who,

the BBC and how I need to get off this particular continent and across the ocean.

BBC and

why I think programming across the pond is better than here (9 times out of 10 at least)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Writer Analysis....

Not sure how reliable this is - but I think it's kind of neat.

I write like
James Joyce

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

New Fiscal Year

Well, according to my employers that's what today is anyway. It's also Canada Day, so to my Canadian friends - happy day, eh.
This past week hubby has been out of town for a conference in Chicago. He's having fun and it's well deserved. In a few weeks we traverse back to NY to see friends, family and attend a wedding.
I've recently gotten hooked on a Brit TV show called MI-5 (called Spooks across the pond)It's great and love it. Also have been catching up on A Bit of Fry and Laurie. It is truly HIGH LARRY US.
Lil girl is spending the summer at day camp while lil man still goes to pre-k daycare. Can't believe he's 4. Blows my mind.
A new bobble head hangs out with Benjamin Linus now at my cubicle, Richard Alpert. Now, do I get Dr. Chang or Daniel Farraday? (ponders in thought)
Still thinking about my LOST write up. I know you are dying to know...

Til I figure it out...see you on the flipside.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Coming soon...

My thoughts on the ending of what I consider to be the best television show ever to grace our little screens, book update, art update and pics galore from a trip to Arkansas.

Stay tuned friends, stay tuned...

Thursday, April 15, 2010

a lull

Ever have to painstakingly edit your work? and it's 150 pages long and you aren't finished writing yet. My brain is melting.........

I decided to auction a 'service' for March for babies. Not what you think dirty people...the winner gets an oil painting of their choice 11x14. I know the guy that won it and I will show progress on that and the other two I'm currently working on.

Until then, see you on the flipside - back to editing. meh.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

stuff when I'm bored and suffering writers block

I've been playing around with making some Banners and Avatars. It's kinda of fun and relaxing when it's not hair pulling and frustrating.

Friday, March 26, 2010


Here I am, sitting around; I suddenly realize, when was the last time you had an entry? Not that many people read this, but whatever, it cathartic.

I obtained a bunch of tuneage - HOUSE M.D. soundtrack, NCIS soundtrack, Scrubs vol 2 soundtrack. Then I decided to look up some episodes of House and made a vol 2 soundtrack Ali style. It's really good, just trust me. A friend gave me Stephanie Schneiderman yesterday, she has this song 'Oxygen' that is pretty great. Awesome beat and her voice reminds me of a cross of Jewel and Jem.

What else, let's see, I've gotten almost 60,000 words written for my book. It's still coming along nicely.

I fell off my running wagon and need to climb back on. Looking to do another couple of trail races this Spring and hopefully one this summer.

Nothing else except this week my lil man turned 4 and the lil girl turns 10 next Tuesday. (I turned her into the biggest LOST fan, it's hilarious)

Well, pics to come later - peace, love, freedom and see you on the flip side!

Monday, March 1, 2010

LOST - 22 Moorhead

Someone hooked us up, my only quesiotn now, "Why am I crossed out Jacob?" ROFL!!

SO I go and leave a wee lil post on Jorge's blog asking about this. I said "yo dude - don't post this question" and ask him all about it, what does he do? He posts it! Way to make me blush dude...

Friday, February 26, 2010

busy busy

title says it all. I am rather busy busy writing my book, watching LOST, reading blogs and working. Lil girl has swim meet tonight (woo hoo). Time to plan for some birthdays coming up next month.

OH, by the way. I have to say that the soundtracks to House MD, NCIS and Scrubs vol 2 ROCK.

I CANNOT express how in love with Rachael Yamagata's voice I am. Her elephants album has been pure inspiration while I write.

Pics of life to come, til then, peace and see ya on the flip side...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Dharma Fish Biscuits - YUMMY

From my LOST Season 6 Premiere party. They were SO good and the family wants me to make more!

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Biased, of course

So, for the first time in forever the kids were actually getting along for more than an hour this evening. They played 'ring around the rosey' and other various spin and fall down dizzy games. This was the first I could get them to sit down. They are too freaking cute!! Am I biased, of course, but I am right.

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Friday, January 22, 2010


Daughter had a swim meet this past weekend. Hubby took video on his phone. She did fairly well considering she was gone from practice for practically 2 and half weeks.

I had a case of 'wee bit o writer's block' but blew threw it thankfully. On a similar note, a certain trustworthy professional person looked over my first 9 chapters and is helping me out. She really loves where I'm taking it and is excited for the rest. Basically - WOO HOO in the fact I wasn't ripped to shreds.

Lil man has reached the 'I CAN DO IT BY MYSELF' stage. He's almost 4, hard to believe.

Hubby is tired, but he loves his job so. He got some new bikes for testing things at school, well, something, and he's happy.

My workout regiment has decreased. Reasons I hate winter. Stupid schedules and sicknesses.

I'm having a get together for the premiere of LOST. I'm so excited and so sad about it all at the same time. Thankfully, I still will have HOUSE and NCIS to fill the void. Hopefully, FlashForward will come back strong as well. Have to wait until April for Glee (sucks) I guess I can sing show tunes in the shower to pass the time.

Until next time.............see you on the flip side.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A funny thing happened while at the theater

OK, so, I get up in the morning and my father-in-law takes me to the train station. Said train is an hour late and another hour is tacked on for good measure. The 4 hour trip turns into 6. Oh well, I made it.
Here is the awesome decor of the apartment I stayed at. It is awesome, I'm not poking fun, I found it highly entertaining and hilarious.


Here's the theater at St. Clements. It's the Red Bull theater and it was small and cool.

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Here are the fellow MEFBers I met at dinner and the theater

"The Story"
We (Jo, Dave and myself, are talking while we are waiting to be let into the seating area. I"m next to the door because it is small and crowded in the lobby. Most of us are LOST/Michael Emerson fans. (side note, I was also very excited to see Carrie Preston and Geraint Wyn Davies - who didn't slam the door into me, but made excellent eye contact and I was STOKED) Anyhoo, we're talking away and the door opens quickly and hard into my leg. My dumb arss couldn't get out of the way quick enough. A friendly voice says "Oh my gosh, are you ok? I"m so sorry." I say back without really looking over my shoulder, "I'm fine, I was in the way, no worries." I look back at Jo and her face is white and jaw is on the floor. NO JOKE. So I look over my shoulder to see everyone else with the same look. Then all eyes are upon me as I'm told it was Michael Emerson that slammed the door into me. WTF?! Are you kidding me???!!! It never clicked in when I heard his voice that it was him.
The coolest part was knowing what a gentleman he was for apologizing. Shit like this happens to me I guess.
I got a nifty bruise from the guy....

The pic doesn't do it justice, but hey, it's cool! (that's my calf by the way, I know you were wondering)
The stage before they all came out.

No pics were reallu allowed during the show :( So, sadly, I have no good pics of Michael or Carrie or the others. OH, but what an experience it was. I was moved, entertained. I laughed a lot, I teared up and thought it was an evening WELL SPENT. Carrie was GREAT! Michael did very very well. Seeing them there in their element was surreal. I can tell how much he misses the stage. Well, I like to think so anyway. I enjoyed myself immensely.

My adventure the next day included these awesome spots...

AND to top it all off I found the ABC billboard for LOST. Sad, but fantastical!