Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Everybody's waiting for you to breakdown

Everybody's watching to see the fallout

Even when you're sleeping

Keep your eyes open...

Monday, July 07, 2008


I haven't blogged in quite awhile, and after such a realization I decided to make an update. Here are the various things I am digging, in no particular order.


I just got back from the Sierra Nevada's. We took our yearly trip to Graeagle and it was full of major fail. The smoke in the air was enough to give everyone early onset emphysema. It was really nasty. Actually all of Northern California that week was really bad. That damn particulate matter in the air.

I was able to make a drive up to one of my favorite places in all of Plumas County, Frazier Falls. After a long and winding five mile jaunt up a one lane mountain road, I got out of the truck and hiked another two miles to the falls. This time I actually went to the edge of Frazier Falls. I have some video of this excursion but alas youtube is being super lame and is not uploading my video. Here are some pictures
until I can get the video online.

2) Sam Sparro's Music

"Black and Gold"


Saturday, May 10, 2008

My Give A Damn's Busted

It is 8:45am on Saturday... I should be sleeping in... but no, I am sitting her writing a blog entry. I swear to God and all that is holy it is so typical that when I have a chance to sleep in, I am up at the crack of dawn. I tried to go back to bed but alas, I could not fall asleep. I am pretty excited for today though. I am going to go to the Dixon May Fair this evening.

In concert tonight is the fantastic Jo Dee Messina. Jo Dee Messina was one of the most successful female country singer/songwriter of the late 1990s and new millennium. To date, she has charted nine Number One singles on the Billboard country music charts, has been honored by The Country Music Association, The Academy of Country Music and The Grammy Awards and was the first female country artist to score three multiple-week #1 songs from the same album.

I am seriously so excited to see her. This will be my first time seeing her in concert. A few years ago, 2003 i believe, I had tickets to see Jo Dee in Sacramento, but due to "unforeseen circumstances" she had to cancel the performance and was unable to make up the concert date. Looking back on the situation I think the "unforeseen circumstances" was actually due to her battle with the bottle. In April of 2004, Messina entered a rehabilitation facility in Utah for treatment for alcoholism. She is now clean and sober and looking damn good as of late. I think she may have 0.5% body fat percentage, I am seriously jealous.

Here is a recent video of Jo Dee's. The song is called "My Give A Damn's Busted."

Tomorrow is Mother's Day and I will be spending it with my entire family. In the morning we will be participating in theY-Me Mother's Day Walk for Breast Cancer. It is like the Susan G. Komen Walk to Find a Cure, but this held on Mother's Day. We are walking in honor of my Aunt who has just finished her last radiation treatment. She goes back to the oncologist in the next few weeks to find out if the treatment was successful.

I hope all of you have a fantastic weekend and a super Mother’s Day. Don’t forget to call your Mom on Mother’s Day. If I forgot, I know for certain my Mom would be down at her lawyer’s office on Monday, taking me out of her last will and testament. Sounds like I am joking, but in reality it is not too far from the truth.

What did you get your Momma for MD? I got mine an “Awww” Card and a 2GB iPod Shuffle. I know that will come back to bite me in the ass because I am going to have to sit down with her for hours on end explaining how to use the device. I swear if a five year-old could figure it out, how difficult could it really be? For my Mom it will be like performing extensive brain surgery. Lucky me…

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Snap, CACKLE, Pop...

This picture was at the top of the yesterday and I could hardly resist posting it on my blog.

After looking at the picture of Hill's many faces I decided to search youtube for a video of her being interviewed and her laughing cackling. I couldn't believe how many people had videos of her cackling in that shrill voice of hers. There were even videos of her cackles being remixed into songs. Here is my favorite Hillary cackling video.

I was listening to El Rushbo today for the first time in like forever, and he was talking about his "Operation Chaos." For those of you who have not heard of "Operation Chaos" it is basically an effort promoted by Limbaugh to cause chaos in the Democratic Party primaries by encouraging Republican voters to either cross over or change parties (depending on state election law) in order to vote for whichever candidate is trailing, thus prolonging the primary process. I wonder if this has had any true affect on the outcomes of the various primaries... Indiana perhaps?

The main objectives of Limbaugh's "Operation Chaos" are as follows -

What do y'all think of this?

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Time Flies When You Are Having Fun

I noticed today that it has been almost one month since I last posted an entry on my blog. I am not sure if it due to my extreme laziness or the lack of interesting stories, but if I had to make an educated guess I say 99.9% of the problem is due to sheer laziness. I also noticed that I never really explained the pictures in my previous post. That picture of my black eye was taken a few days after my first snowboarding venture at the beginning of February. I fell while going down the hill and when I hit the ground my goggles hit first, leaving me black and blue and yellow on my beautiful face. I can't tell you how much income I lost due to my bruised face. My face is my livelihood... if only that were true, HAHA. Anyway, after a few days of extreme body pain (who knew that snowboarding could make every bone and muscle in one's body hurt) I became hooked on snowboarding. The next month and a half I was up at either Sierra @ Tahoe or Northstar Resort every weekend. The first weekend of March I had a bad fall and after a trip to the doctor and I was diagnosed with a hairline rib fracture, confirmed with a radiograph. It was extremely uncomfortable. Here a some pictures of my recent trips up in the Sierra Nevadas.

The was my first moderate run. It looks pretty tame in this photo but was extremely challenging!

Here is a view of Lake Tahoe (North) from Northstar which is off of I-80 outside of Truckee.

This is another view of Lake Tahoe (South) taken from the mountain at Sierra @ Tahoe which is located right off of Highway 50 a few miles before South Lake Tahoe/Stateline.

Here I am strapped into my board. How exciting...

Myspace Photo, Mountain Portrait

I could have been spotted from space thanks to my orange beanie. All I remember is that is was snowing the entire day, oh and it was FREEZING.

I had been training since the beginning of February for a half marathon in April and a full in June, but when I started to run after my fall I was in extreme pain. I thought the pain would lessen as the days went by, but I was sorely wrong. It only seemed to really hurt while I was jogging/running... so I decided, after speaking with my primary care physician to lay off of the running for four to six weeks. Though running was out of the picture, I continued to snowboard. Yes, my rib was bothering me, but compared to running, it felt as if nothing was broken at all. It was all in the way I was using my body. Since I curbed my running schedule I had to drop out of the half marathon in April and the full in June. I was not going to be adequately prepared to run in these events. I was a little bummed, but I decided to start back up in May and begin training for a few races during the second part of 2008. My inspiration is my friend Tara who has recently dusted off her running shoes, laced them up and entered a few events. The last event she participated in was a half marathon a few weeks ago. Her next run is the Bay to Breakers in her hometown of San Francisco. She is pretty much awesome!

I know that many of you post photographs of your pets on your blogs, so I decided to do the same. When I got home from work this evening all three of my cats were outside in the front yard "playing" with each other. I use the word playing very loosely because they really do not get along with one another. Stormy, the white and gray DLH is the alpha female of the group, the mega bitch.

If one of the other cats even looks at her, she will cut a bitch without a second thought. She is the personification of pure evil but is so damn cute, I overlook that character flaw. She is as mean, if not meaner to people. If people try to pet her she might enjoy is for 1.3 seconds but will turn on a dime and bite or scratch her victim. I am the only person who can get away with bothering her for an extended period of time. Though she tries to bite and scratch the living daylights out of me it is more for show/playing more than anything with me. She will do this to me, and only me. It really is odd behavior.

Here is a picture of my crazy cat, Skylar. She has some serious mental health issues.

She is my schizophrenic cat. She really needs to be on meds. I think she hears voices and sees things that the other cats don't. Here she is running down the driveway. I tried to walk up to her but she saw me take a step foward and she booked it in the other direction. What is it with cats? I swear I am nothing but nice to them and they never come to me when they are outside. 99% of the time they run the other way, acting as if they have no clue who I am. Cats are so weird.

Last, but certainly not least I would like to introduce you all to Savannah. She is the youngest of the three. She turns seven years at some point during the second half of 2008. Stormy and Skylar turned 7 years earlier this year. I have no clue when any of their birthdays are, what a loser. I really have no words for how cute Savannah is, so as they say a picture is worth a thousand words.

The pictures of the cats were taken today with my brand new Canon PowerShot 950. 12.1 mega pixel with a 3.7 optical zoom. I received the deal of the century on an open box sale. Somebody returned the camera because they didn't like it. It was marked down $130 and my friends fiancé works for Circuit City and was able to take another $70 off. The camera retails for $399.99 and I bought it for half the price. I just put my old Canon PowerShot 630 up for sale on Ebay and the highest bid is $99.50 with 7 days to go. So if all goes well I will be out for less than a hundred bucks for the camera.

Oh and I also have a new toy... please see picture below.

I resisted in giving into my desire for an iPhone for nine months, but I saved up for the phone for the past few months and finally broke down and bought it at the end of March. It is seriously one of the greatest inventions ever!

I have been suffering from a case of Vertigo for over two weeks now. I had to go to the doctor twice, the second time to tweak my meds. It was really bad for 10 days, but has gotten considerably better over the past few days. I am almost back to normal, whatever that is. I am really sick of being, well... sick.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Ups and Downs

The past month has been filled with many ups and downs and in the end I must say I have been a little beaten and definitely bruised.

More to come tomorrow, I am a little tired at this moment. Oh I did find a picture taken of me that I actually like! What do you think? This was me at Northstar @ Tahoe Resort after a long day of falling on my ass and breaking a rib bone.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008

2008 Oscar Predictions

Here are my picks for the 80th Academy Awards. For the past ten years I have been involved in my friend Rose's, "Maureen's Annual Memorial Oscar Contest." The entry fee is a whopping $10 and is winner take all. I won the contest a few years ago, but have come up short the past 3 years. The contest has become more popular over the years, with last years pot being worth $330. Hopefully I will be victorious on Sunday. SHOW ME THE MONEY!

Oh, I heard that Reese is going to stay home and watch the Oscars with her kids. Looks like Jake shaved his beard and now needs a hot date for the ceremony. I am awaiting his call any minute now.

Best Motion Picture of the Year:
“No Country for Old Men”

Performance by an actor in a leading role:
Daniel Day-Lewis in “There Will Be Blood”

Performance by an actor in a supporting role:
Javier Bardem in “No Country for Old Men”

Performance by an actress in a leading role:
Julie Christie in “Away from Her”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role:
Tilda Swinton in “Michael Clayton”

Best animated feature film of the year:

Achievement in art direction:
“There Will Be Blood”

Achievement in cinematography:
“There Will Be Blood”

Achievement in costume design:

Achievement in directing:
“No Country for Old Men” Coen Bros

Best documentary feature:
“No End in Sight”

Best documentary short subject:

Achievement in film editing:
“The Bourne Ultimatum”

Best foreign language film of the year:
“The Counterfeiters”

Achievement in makeup:
“La Vie en Rose”

Achievement in music written for motion pictures
(Original score):

Achievement in music written for motion pictures
(Original song):
“Falling Slowly” from “Once”

Best animated short film:
“Peter & the Wolf”

Best live action short film:
“At Night”

Achievement in sound editing:

Achievement in sound mixing:

Achievement in visual effects:

Adapted screenplay:
“No Country for Old Men”

Original screenplay:

One last picture of my future husband...