Monday, May 31, 2004

Unconscious Mutterings
  1. Lover:: MD
  2. Ridiculous:: Silly
  3. Oscar:: Wilde
  4. Tennis:: Love
  5. Account Balance:: Barely above zero, but bills are paid
  6. Hickey:: Put it in a place no one can see
  7. License:: to Ill
  8. Breathmints:: Mentos
  9. TexMex:: Chili
  10. Stepmother:: Poor Cinderelly


Friday, May 28, 2004

A Sigh of Relief

I couldn't imagine being the parent that discovered Boy Pronounced Dead Discovered Alive During Funeral Home Prep. All praise goes to the Lord who works in mysterious ways.

Thursday, May 27, 2004

WTF??

From the WTF files, the following article has appeared:

Mistress Sues 9/11 Widow for More Child Benefits

Not only is this woman better than me that she included the illegitimate child of her husband and his mistress in her claim, I might have been tempted to snatch said mistress bald when she came back that she wasn't getting enough money for her child. Talk about craziness abounding!

Parents Gone Crazy?

Where were the parents when a High Schooler Tapes Home Version Of 'Girls Gone Wild'? With the popularity of the videos, I'm not shocked this happened. More curious about how many other homemade versions exist.

BROTHERHOOD of the Ring (or Pick, or Rims)

MD has proposed a parody of "Lord of the Rings" where the cast is all Black. He sent me some initial casting choices which I found most amusing. I'm soliciting ideas to round out the cast. Some don't have to be Black (or African-American whichever you prefer) but they do have to be a minority since the original was a little lacking in that area.

Some may be offended but I don't care. I like a good laugh and poking fun at good cinematography (big word that, huh?) is a way to achieve it.

For the sake of argument, I've included the original actors in parenthesis in case you don't remember who these characters are by names alone. I'm curious to see where this leads. As suggestions are offered I'll fill them in.

(Alan Howard) .... The Ring (voice)
(Andy Serkis).... Gollum/Smeagol
(Bernard Hill).... Theoden
Chris Rock(Billy Boyd).... Peregrin 'Pippin' Took
(Brad Dourif).... Grima Wormtongue
Lil Kim(Cate Blanchett).... Galadriel
(Christopher Lee).... Saruman the White
(David Wenham).... Faramir
Dave Chappelle(Dominic Monaghan).... Meriadoc 'Merry' Brandybuck
MD(Elijah Wood).... Afro (Frodo) Baggins
(Hugo Weaving).... Elrond
Gary Coleman(Ian Holm).... Bilbo Baggins
Snoop(Ian McKellen).... Gandalf the Grey/Gandalf the White
(John Noble).... Denethor, Steward of Gondor
Bushwick Bill(John Rhys-Davies).... Gimli/Voice of Treebeard
(Karl Urban).... Eomer
(Liv Tyler).... Arwen
RuPaul(Miranda Otto).... Eowyn
Chris Tucker(Orlando Bloom).... Legolas Greenleaf
(Sean Astin).... Samwise 'Sam' Gamgee
(Sean Bean).... Boromir
(Viggo Mortensen).... Aragorn

And for good measure:
O.J. Simpson as a Wring Wraith (goin' around stabbin' folxs)

Monday, May 24, 2004

Click It or Ticket

The fact that people still drive around without their seatbelts on baffles me. "Click It or Ticket" strives to put an end to that. I hope they are successful. Seat belts save lives after all.

Words to Live By...

I had an unusually tough Monday morning - all before I got in to work. I found this in my inbox. I felt much better after reading it - just like I was supposed to. Enjoy!

If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
Happy moments, praise God.
Difficult moments, seek God.
Quiet moments, worship God.
Painful moments, trust God.
Every moment, thank God.

Sunday, May 23, 2004

Unconscious Mutterings
  1. Finale:: Take a Bow
  2. Martial arts:: Bruce Lee
  3. Flirt:: Tease
  4. Energy:: equals MC squared
  5. Flavor:: Flav
  6. Guess?:: Jeans that don't fit my ass
  7. Accomplishment:: My girls
  8. Prom:: Ugly dresses worn one time
  9. Diploma:: No more cramming for finals
  10. Bloody:: Hell


Thursday, May 20, 2004

Testing, Testing...


I'm trying out the new photoblogging option on Blogger. Not sure if I like it but it was worth a try. Enjoy my Christmas tree from last year in the process.
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The definition of brave?

The definition of "Brave" is:

A man coming home late, smelling of perfume and beer, lipstick on his collar, slapping his wife on the ass and saying: "You're next!"

From the things that make you go hmmm file...

Whatever happened to proofreading?

Dont't drink and drive!

Quote of the Day

"Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid."
--Franklin P. Jones

I thought this was an excellent quote - mostly because it's true.

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Answer's to Shasta's Questions


  1. What are your thoughts on you personally adopting kids if you couldn't have your own? I'm all for it. I think that there are lots of children out there that need to be adopted. I'm would still adopt if I could afford it and who is to say I won't be able to in the future. Personally, too many kids get lost in the system because they get "too" old and no one wants them. Everyone want a baby but what about the child that has already started to grow up with parents. More people should consider adoption than do.
  2. Could you share some of the common misconceptions people might have about you until they really get to know you? I think that I am not the most approachable person so people may think I am shy or frigid or mean or a combination of all. In reality I'm pretty outgoing and witty and for the most part nice. I will admit that I don't warm up to everyone because I generally go on first impressions and my gut is usually not wrong.
  3. What's the most practical lesson you want to teach your girls that will stay with them for the rest of their lives? I think that I am already teaching it - or at least trying to. The thing I want them to know is that it is important to be beautiful inside and out. So many girls of color suffer from self-esteem issues that I think it is important to reinforce the idea that they are beautiful and worthy and important and confident and popular and can do anything they want to do. That by being a good person in the end that is what matters most.

Monday, May 17, 2004

How Cool is This Repost?

I'm reposting this because I actually figured out how to trackback and also because I only got one question. So sue me, I want more feedback.

I saw this at Shasta's place and decided to give it a whirl. It's a nice twist on the getting to know you thing.


  1. You can ask me three questions (only three!). Anything goes.

  2. I'll answer the questions as best I can and as honestly as I can.

  3. Be careful what you ask for.

  4. After you've asked your questions, go back to your blog and have people ask you questions. ("Officially, I'm only supposed to answer five sets of questions, if no one asks anything, I'll be a little embarrased.)

  5. Don't forget to trackback. (I figured out how to do this by going to Haloscan):)
Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Playoffs:: Best of Seven
  2. Morris:: Brown
  3. Break up:: To Make up
  4. Eggs:: Scrambled Lightly with Cheese
  5. Parker:: Lewis can't lose
  6. Hardy Boys:: and Nancy Drew
  7. Deluxe:: with Cheese
  8. Protection:: Abstinence
  9. Girl Scout:: Sash
  10. Salsa:: Hot and Spicy




I love cheese!

Saw this at Shasta's and since I luuuuuvvvv cheese, I had to take the quiz.

I am mozzarella!
Cheese Test: What type of cheese are you?

A little more about Mozzerella:
The plastic, spun-curd buffalo milk cheese Mozzarella, originated from southern Italy. Pasteurized milk is curdled at 90 degrees F and the curd is cut. Extra time in the vat is allowed so that the curd can sink to the bottom and so that the lactic acids can soften the curd to make it easier to knead. The curd is treated with extremely hot water (200 degrees F) and is kneaded into a shiny lump. Bits of the mass are taken off cooled salted and are soon ready to be marketed. [ Country: Italy || Texture: soft ]

Sunday, May 16, 2004

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

It's my 30th birthday today. I probably shouldfeel "30 dread" but I don't. I LOVE birthdays and not just because they mneans presents (although those are nice too). I'm sure my mom remembers the day much better than I do, but thirty years ago today I made my grand entrance and I've never looked back. I'm just excited about what the next thirty years hold. Besides I'm blessed with good genes so I look nowhere close to my true age. Makes it that muchmore satisfying when someone asks how old I am. Sooo.... happy Birthday to me! Happy Birthday to me! Happy Birthday tooooo meeeeee! Happy Birthday to me!

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Make Your Voice Heard

Elections are coming: register to vote NOW.
  • To be eligible for absentee voting in the 2004 elections, you must be registered to vote.
  • To register, complete a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) and mail to the state where you vote.
  • To get the FPCA, contact your unit Voting Assistance Officer or download it from http://www.fvap.gov for military personnel or http://www.elections.state.il.us/ for non-military personnel. I know the second site if for Illinoisians but you should be able to find your information easily.
  • The deadline to mail your FPCA is 15 August 2004.
  • Should you change your address before the election, you must submit a new FPCA.
  • The deadline to mail your Absentee Ballot is 11 October 2004.

Monday, May 10, 2004

Unconscious Mutterings
  1. Vagina:: Monologues
  2. Racism:: A Bad Word
  3. Mother's Day:: Happy Happy
  4. Fire alarm:: Nearest Exit
  5. Elvis:: Is Dead
  6. Pregnant:: where are my feet
  7. Vacation:: Not Getting One
  8. Waffles:: Belgian
  9. Perpendicular:: Right Angle
  10. Hospital:: How's the food?


World Lupus Day

Today is the first ever World Lupus Day. I have a former co-worker who was diagnosed with Lupus a little over a year ago, and still deals daily with the symptoms caused by this disease. Unlike many people with Lupus, she is still able to lead a full life, and for that she thankful. She is also grateful that she was able to be diagnosed early -- most people suffer for years without knowing they have this disease.

World Lupus Day focuses on awareness of the disease and the need for improved healthcare and research. If you are interested in finding out more information about this observance, please go to the following link: http://www.worldlupusday.org/

Sunday, May 09, 2004

Unconscious Mutterings
  1. Sexy:: Beast
  2. Clique:: Snobby Group
  3. Pledge:: Sorority
  4. Carbs:: Watching Them
  5. Dream Job:: Trump
  6. Sweeps:: No chance of winning
  7. Soundtrack:: Music of my life
  8. Hero:: Great American
  9. Shave:: Pits
  10. Christina:: Mommy Dearest

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Happy Mother's Day

This is for the mothers who have sat up all night with sick toddlers in their arms, wiping up barf laced with Oscar Mayer wieners and cherry Kool-Aid saying, "It's okay honey, Mommy's here."

Who have sat in rocking chairs for hours on end soothing crying babies who can't be comforted.

This is for all the mothers who show up at work with spit-up in their hair and milk stains on their blouses and diapers in their purse.

 For all the mothers who run carpools and make cookies and sew Halloween costumes.   AND all the mothers who DON'T.

This is for the mothers who gave birth to babies they'll never see.   And the mothers who took those babies and gave them homes.

This is for the mothers whose priceless art collections are hanging on their refrigerator doors.

And for all the mothers who froze their buns on metal bleachers at football or soccer games instead of watching from the warmth of their cars...

And that when their kids asked, "Did you see me,  Mom?" they could say, "Of course, I wouldn't have missed it for the world," and mean it.

This is for all the mothers who yell at their kids in the grocery store and swat them in despair when they stomp their feet and scream for ice cream before dinner. And for all the mothers who count to ten instead.

This is for all the mothers who sat down with their children and explained all about making babies. And for all the (grand)mothers who wanted to, but just couldn't find the words.

This is for all the mothers who go hungry, so their children can eat.

For all the mothers who read "Goodnight, Moon" twice a night for a year.  And then read it again. "Just one more time."

This is for all the mothers who taught their children to tie their shoelaces before they started school. And for all the mothers who opted for Velcro instead.

This is for all the mothers who teach their sons to cook and their daughters to sink a jump shot.

This is for every mother whose head turns automatically when a little voice calls "Mom?" in a crowd, even though they know their own offspring are at home -- or even away at college.

This is for all the mothers who sent their kids to school with stomach aches, assuring them they'd be just FINE once they got there, only to get calls from the school nurse an hour later asking them to please pick them up. Right away.

This is for mothers whose children have gone astray, who can't find the words to reach them.

For all the mothers who bite their lips until they bleed when their 14 year olds dye their hair green.

For all the mothers of the victims of recent school shootings, and the mothers of those who did the shooting.

For the mothers of the survivors, and the mothers who sat in front of their TVs in horror, hugging their child who just came home from school, safely.

This is for all the mothers who taught their children to be peaceful, and now pray they come home safely from a war.

What makes a good Mother anyway? Is it patience? Compassion? Broad hips?

The ability to nurse a baby, cook dinner, and sew a button on a shirt, all at the same time?

Or is it in her heart?

Is it the ache you feel when you watch your son or daughter disappear down the street, walking to school alone for the very first time?

The jolt that takes you from sleep to dread, from bed to crib at 2 A.M. to put your hand on the back of a sleeping baby?

The panic, years later, that comes again at 2 A.M.  when you just want to hear their key in the door and know they are safe again in your home?

Or the need to flee from wherever you are and hug your child when you hear news of a fire, a car accident, a child dying?

The emotions of motherhood are universal and so our thoughts are for young mothers stumbling through diaper changes and sleep deprivation...  And mature mothers learning to let go.

For working mothers and stay-at-home mothers

Single mothers and married mothers.

Mothers with money, mothers without.

This is for you all. For all of us...

Hang in there. In the end we can only do the best we can. Tell them every day that we love them.

And pray.

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

What is the World Coming To?

This really, really bothers me. Maybe it's because I still have a high dose of Mommy hormones riding in my bloodstream but making babies just to save someone else and "saving" the embryos you don't use for later turns my stomach. Ethically I think it's wrong. How do you explain to your child that we "made" you just to save your brother or sister and thanks!

Chicago Lab Creates Babies For Stem-Cell Donations

Five Healthy Embryos Chosen As Compatible Donors

CHICAGO -- In a growing practice that troubles some ethicists, a Chicago laboratory helped create five healthy babies so that they could serve as stem-cell donors for their ailing brothers and sisters.

The made-to-order infants, from five different families, were screened and selected when they were still embryos to make sure they would be compatible donors. Their siblings suffered from leukemia or a rare and potentially lethal anemia.

The Chicago doctors said the healthy embryos that were not matches were frozen for potential future use. But some ethicists said such perfectly healthy embryos could end up being discarded.

A New Blog

I'm toying with the idea of starting a private blog. There is a darker side of myself that I would like to write about that might not be appropriate here. In the interim, I'm curious about why people currently read my blog and what they get out of it. Drop me an email to let me know.