I just witnessed… Wednesday, Sep 24 2008 

….my grandmother’s dog Sam, a temporary resident at our house, destroying my patio umbrella which we hadn’t put back up since taking it down for Ike’s wind.


I need… Wednesday, Sep 24 2008 

…to get dinner done early, sweep and mop the kitchen, put the dishes away, load the dishwasher, rotate the laundry, work for a couple of hours, get started on the leaves in the front yard, put away the clean laundry, take Evan to football, sort out Grandmother’s pills because her blood pressure’s screwed up, vacuum, wipe down the bathrooms, dust the glass shelves over the bar….

It’s 4:00. I turned in shitty, late work and I’m going to probably really hear about it, from myself even more than my boss.

This is why I’m always behind. This is why I’m always on the edge of a breakdown. How does one catch up on this kind of chaos? I know Flylady can help but for some reason I can’t get with that program either.

And this doesn’t even include the biggest things like improving our relationships and getting our money straight. I don’t even know where to start and I want a cigarette and a shot of something. Oh, and I kind of want to cry ;-(

UPDATE:  My Hero read this and ran home to make sure I was OK and help me out, even though he had his own nasty day. “What a man, what a man, what a mighty good man…”

Stupid TV Football Thursday, Aug 28 2008 

Why are we getting Jacksonville v Washington instead of New Orleans v Miami? Makes no sense whatsoever geographically. Grrrr…..

At least we get to see LSU kick off Saturday night.

Update and WTF? Friday, Aug 1 2008 

OK, so I didn’t finish my update.  For those of you (not) waiting with bated breath, my grandmother is living with us right now until she can find an apartment close by.  I have much more to tell, but I haven’t gotten to it yet, and that, among other things, is why I need to talk to someone.

And the WTF?? is this

blog. blahg. blawg. Sunday, Jul 20 2008 

I decided I need a therapist.  I thought about it for a while, and then I decided that I probably still need a therapist; however, my blog is an excellent person upon whom to release my diatribes. So, I will come back and see how it goes.  Stay tuned for all new episodes…

SPF – Sanity Friday, Aug 25 2006 

Kristine bailed today. Something about drugs. How fitting with today’s theme!

1. Stuff that annoys the living shit out of you. I’m not easily annoyed really, I take everything personally, but annoyed, not so much. I finally figured it out though. I waited ALL YEAR for this game. My boys are HOME, they’ve got Drew Brees and Reggie Bush, it’s Monday Night Football, and they’re playing the Cowboys. It’s gonna be the great comeback of all time! Yeah, not so much…


2. YOUR space. OK, well I haven’t really established a space in this house, but this is my daily escape.

3. Something in your life that keeps the makers of Xanax in business. I have always said that if money weren’t an issue, our life would be Utopia. I’m just going to throw this away so I went ahead and crumpled it.



Perfect Monday, Aug 21 2006 

Evan decided to play outside this morning, so I actually have the TV to myself, and I turn it on, looking for some nice Degeneres hilarity, to find myself watching Monkey Boy talking about how we have to stop the world from, uh….uh…. “thwart”ing democracy with uh…and uh… nucular weapons. Did I spell that correctly?? I have no idea how to spell nucular.



WOSM – Baby Killers Monday, Jul 31 2006 


I hadn’t heard of one of these all summer, but apparently the stupidity never ceases. What kills me about this is the slow and painful death that this is. Not to mention this stupid “injury to a child…” bullshit.

2-year-old dies after being left in SUV
7/30/2006 1:30 PM
By: News 8 Austin Staff

PASADENA, Texas — A Pasadena woman whose two-year-old daughter died after being found inside a locked SUV parked in the family’s driveway has been arrested.

Twenty-one-year-old Christina Elaine Alvarez was charged with injury to a child by omission. The child died at Hermann Hospital on Friday night after being found nonresponsive.

Police say the mother did not realize the girl was still in the car after returning home. Several hours later, family members found the girl in the car.

The charge of injury to a child by omission is a third degree felony. It carries a sentence of between two and 10 years if there is a conviction.

My first installment of WOSM! Monday, Jul 10 2006 


Revolting. This is my favorite part “Police are actively checking their records to see if Bell’s description matches any other outstanding cases.” His description? Ewwwww….


Flashing suspect arrested
Updated: 7/8/2006 11:02 AM
By: News 8 Austin Staff

Austin police believe the man they arrested for indecent exposure Thursday is linked to other crimes of a similar nature.

Police say Allen Bradley Bell, 32, exposed himself at least twice within the past year. Detectives think previous incidents happened at a Kirkland’s in North Austin in November 2005 and again in the Arboretum area earlier this year.

Bell is accused of exposing himself at Neiman Marcus Last Call store in South Austin on June 22.

Detectives say they generally treat each case as if it were a first time offense. However, with this particular crime, they’re concerned about the high likelihood of repeat offenses.

“Within the offense of indecent exposure most certainly this is not the first time they typically commit the offense. There may be many times that police are not called. Somebody may be offended by what they observe but they don’t call police,” Det. Chris Dunn said.

Police are actively checking their records to see if Bell’s description matches any other outstanding cases. Police say there have been 61 reports of indecent exposure so far this year.

Any information should be reported to the Austin Police Department’s sex crime unit at (512) 947-5095.

Bell is charged with indecent exposure. Bond is set at $10,000.

Fug Thursday Thursday, Jun 22 2006 

I’m no diva. As a matter of fact, I don’t do FUG Thursday very often because it makes me feel a little mean.

What bothers me most here? Is it the faded black, tapered, no pockets, unflattering, way too short 80s jeans, OR is it the pairing of these with blue and white floral sneakers?

I don’t think everyone should look perfect. But how can someone have so little self-worth, as to not even TRY? You can dress comfortably and inexpensively shopping at Target, Wal-Mart or Goodwill, without looking like a slob. OR, I think maybe she didn’t know better, but then…how could you not look around you and realize you don’t look like anybody else? You don’t have to be a clone, but at least presentable. Good grief!

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