Archive for January 2007

the world is coming to an end

January 31, 2007

at least that’s how it seems here. weather forecasters are predicting a “wintry mix” for tonight, which can include snow, sleet or freezing rain. that means it’s time to stock up on bread and milk. i stopped by the k-roger tonight to get fabric softener, and it was just insane. i had to park almost at the back of the lot, and had to navigate around buggy after buggy filled to the brim with food. one employee was restocking the bread, and a lot of the milk was missing from the coolers.
i’m from maryland, and up there if a wintry mix is predicted, it means business as usual. the schools hardly ever closed, unless there was so much snow the roads were closed, and there was never a mad dash to the supermarket. it wasn’t winter there without ice and snow, and that’s how we liked it.

i think some of the people here probably are reliving the blizzard of ’93 in their minds and are preparing for the worst. we didn’t move until the next year, but i can understand how tonight’s forecast would worry some people. i just think it’s funny. if the weather does get bad, however, they might get the last laugh.


rising and falling

January 31, 2007

this is what i saw on my way to work today.

at the gas station at the end of the road, which is no more than a mile away, regular gas was $1.96. it was $1.88 yesterday. that’s a big overnight jump! needless to say, i turned my little ford mustang around and drove back to the citgo to fill up. i have a feeling the price will be much higher this afternoon.

what all men should know

January 31, 2007

if only all men understood this… 🙂

1. *FINE:* this is the word a woman uses to end an argument when she is
right and you need to shut up.

2. *FIVE MINUTES:* if she is getting dressed, this means a half an
hour. five Minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more
minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

3. *NOTHING:* this is the calm before the storm. this means something,
and you should be on your toes. arguments that begin with “nothing” usually
end in “fine.”

4. *GO AHEAD:* this is a dare, not permission. don’t do it!

5. *LOUD SIGH:* this is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement
often misunderstood by men. a loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and
wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you
about nothing. (refer back to #3 for the meaning of “nothing.”)

6. *THAT’S OKAY:* this is one of the most dangerous statements women
can make to a man. that’s okay means she wants to think long and hard
before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

7. *THANKS:* a woman is thanking you: do not question, or faint. just
say you’re welcome.

8. *WHATEVER:* is a women’s way of saying F#!K YOU!

9. *DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT, I GOT IT:* another dangerous statement,
meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but
is now doing it herself. this will later result in a man’s asking “what’s
wrong.” for the woman’s response refer to # 3..

thank goodness it’s wednesday

January 31, 2007

i am so ready for this week to be over. i pushed myself hard today and got my 30 minutes of cardio in. it was hard this morning, because my knees were really hurting. i hope i did the right thing. otherwise, i’ll be feeling the repercussions tomorrow. i’m just really not in the mood for a flareup right now.

my next goal is to get my 8 glasses of water in every day. it’s so hard for me because i alway prefer something with taste. 🙂 but, i know it’s important, so i’m going to try.

on a brighter note, i found the bedding i want for our bedroom. i really want to brighten it up somehow but stay away from pink for joe’s sake. i found a couple duvet covers that we both like at pottery barn.

this one is our favorite. i love the bright yellow. it’s so cheerful!

i like the broader stripes on this one, and it also comes in yellow.

which one do you guys like?

protected post

January 30, 2007

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Protected: for the girls

January 30, 2007

my younger brother called on saturday to tell me that his wife is pregnant. they have been married for four months.

the first thing i said was, “don’t you guys use birth control?”

it sounds rude now, but at the time i didn’t know what to think or how to react. this is a very sensitive issue with me because i really want to have a baby. however, we have agreed to wait until joe gets a better paying job and i am able to quit my job that requires me to work late nights. it really does make sense, and we’re planning to start trying in june, but that doesn’t quell my desire *now* to have a baby.

i’m jealous of my sister-in-law, not only because i want to have a baby, but because i know they’re not prepared for one. they’re both college students and have only after school jobs paying the bills. she now has dropped out of school. and they don’t sound at all concerned, which is what worries me the most. i might feel a little better about it knowing that they are scared to death. i know i’ll be worried when i get pregnant, and we’ll have two good incomes.

i feel like i’m a bad sister: i’m jealous, and i tell myself things like, “it’s ok because our baby will be able to have everything it wants and needs.” i know i should be happy for them, but i’m just not. not yet, at least. i know we’re doing this the right way (which my dad has told me numerous times). we’ll have a house when we have a baby, and i most likely will only have to work part-time, which is the most i want to do. i know i will be happy for them. i just wonder how long it’s going to take.

the thrashers game that wasn’t

January 28, 2007

i think the sickness is behind me now. yay! after battling a headache this morning, i felt a little better, so we picked up brandon and headed off to atlanta to meet up with jon, patrick and his girlfriend, sarah, for the thrashers game today. however, when we tried to redeem our vouchers for free tickets at the window, we were told the game was sold out. they exchanged our vouchers for tickets to next saturday night’s game, so we’re ok with that.

after getting our tickets, we decided to find something to eat in the cnn center. we picked a mexican cantina that wasn’t too crowded with hockey-goers, but in retrospect it was not a good choice. our waiter was awful. it took forever for our drinks to come, and after our food arrived we had to ask for silverware, napkins, and the chips and salsa that usually preceeds the meal. the food was ok, but at $4 a taco, it wasn’t worth the money. we didn’t even realize the extra taco was going to cost that much. when we got our check, our waiter actually told us to leave him a tip. right, for the napkins and silverware we had to ask for, the ridiculously overpriced food and the 10-minute wait for drinks? who *wouldn’t* tip him??