Sunday, May 31, 2009

Why is my blog being gay?

I’ve had a lot going on with work lately and the last thing I have wanted to do is get on the computer when I get home. So, I don’t. Ha. Oh yeah, and not to mention that Raechel’s husband Danny had to have emergency surgery Monday so I was at their house at 1:30 AM so she could take him to the ER. Then Tuesday I brought them dinner. I know, I’m such a good friend. I love you Raechel!!! I hope Danny is feeling better :)

Anyway the point being that I haven’t even checked anyone else’s blog either. So I get on this afternoon, after my nap of course, to find that nobody else has blogged in over a week either? What? I don’t understand. Surely at least one of these people I follow would have done something. So I refreshed my page. Nothing. Bradley had informed me that he had returned from his blogging sabbatical (the main reason why I decided to look), but alas, the same title was there that had been there for a month. I clicked on his name anyway, and sure enough there was a new payphone blog. I was still confused because when I went back to my blog via his, everything was still jacked up.

Point being, well, nothing. Just something to rant about so it’s been less than a week since I posted something.


And the proof that my blog really is/was being gay….



Thursday, May 21, 2009

16 Weeks and a busy day

Today is going to be a very busy day. So busy, that I felt the need to take the day off :) Anyway, we have a doctor’s appointment at 9:15 on University, then I have to been at FCCJ Downtown at 12:30 for a test that is said to take 2 hours (after taking is twice already, I know it doesn’t take that long). After my test, I’ll be running home to change clothes and then jumping in the car with my mom, cousin, and possibly a few others to head to Titusville for my youngest cousins high school graduation by 6. [This will be the last of the cousin high school graduations, all of which our family is always the loudest in the crowd. It’s something we are proud of :) ] After graduation and the goodbyes, it’s back in the car to drive home, only to wake up tomorrow and go to work. Thank God for holidays and long weekends! Who knows what Monday will hold (it just so happens that one of my very bestest friends birthday is Monday!)

Oh yeah, the 16 weeks part of the post, duh! [On a side note: I LOVE these pajama pants. I got them at the Super Wal-Mart in Lynchburg my junior year of high school on our first Liberty trip for College for a Weekend. Great friends, Cheryl and Stephanie both got matching pairs also. We all wore them on the van ride home, including when we stopped for lunch and went into the restaurant. Talk about a great trip, good times! Good times. :) ]

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

All Dogs Go To Heaven

Just as I write about how much I detest forwarded e-mails, my uncle sent me one. He usually doesn’t send out crap so I read it. I’m glad I did. It was priceless, and my reaction is, “seriously?”

This is a '”church signs” debate, being played out in a Southern US town, between Our Lady of Martyrs Catholic Church and Cumberland Presbyterian, a fundamentalist church. From top to bottom you see the response and counter-responses over time. The Catholics are displaying a much better sense of humor! You get the impression that the Presbyterians are actually taking this seriously and are getting a bit upset.

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Presbyterians: Only humans go to heaven read the Bible


Catholics: God loves all his creations dogs included


Presbyterians: Dogs don’t have souls this is not open for debate


Catholics: Catholic dogs go to heaven Presbyterian dogs can talk to their pastor


Presbyterians: Converting to Catholicism does not magically grant your dog a soul


Catholics: Free dog souls with conversion


Presbyterians: Dogs are animals there aren’t any rocks in heaven either


Catholics: All rocks go to heaven



Again… seriously???

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

When did I sign up for this again?

When you first sign up for a a new e-mail account the inbox is never full. Ever. In fact, it’s the opposite. You’re lucky to get any mail at all. But several years in, it’s all crap. This is why I have decided that I hate checking my e-mail and refuse to do it more than once a week, if that. This leads to the lack of postings in the last week or so. I don’t want to turn the computer on just for a few minutes. It’s just annoying. If I’m going to turn the computer on, I want to have a mission: e-mail, Facebook, blog, etc. I’m not one to “surf the internet” so that’s basically it. Anyway, my point to this rant was that I got all the crap e-mail and I don’t remember singing up for any of it!

  • Webshots (x4)
  • LowerMyBills (x3)
  • Orlando Venues All Access (x5 over three days)
  • StyleMyHouse is giving away #10k (x2)
  • Victoria’s Secret (x2)
  • Costco Rewards (x2… I’m pretty sure I’ve never even set foot in a Costco!)
  • (x1, what the heck is this?)
  • Costa (x1, again, what the heck is this?)
  • JaxEvents (x5 in just two days!)

Not to mention the notifications from Facebook and the blog, plus about 10 FWD e-mails that I immediately delete. Contrary to popular belief, if I delete an e-mail it doesn’t mean that I don’t love Jesus. I do. And I will continue to delete stupid forwarded e-mails. Period. Zero. End of story.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Always Keep the Receipt

Last week while I was on vacation I took Wednesday to visit my very awesome friend Angela at work. Then we went to dinner  at the St. Johns Town Center and then shopped at the only Destination Maternity within like a billion mile radius. We both got some stuff, which was good cause I needed it. Although, because we do have some of the same stuff, I’m sure it’s just a matter of time until we meet up for dinner wearing the same outfit. Guess it will make for a good picture and blog the next day. As we are checking out the cashier is asking all kinds of questions. In the midst of these questions she says, “would you like us to send you two free issues of Parenting magazine?” Angela and I both agree and provided the necessary information to have the magazine sent to our respective mailboxes. To complete the “free” issues we had to sign the signature pad. The girl said we had to sign to confirm that we were accepting the free issues. Fine. I understand signing to acknowledge something. Evening over. Drive home. Try on clothes. Look at receipt. Read something interesting…

“Parenting Preview Terms

I will receive two preview issues of Parenting Early Years magazine to preview in the 60 days after I receive my first issue. After the preview period, I will receive 18 more issues. Parenting will automatically charge my credit/debit card (or send me an invoice if I am paying with cash) for $20 at the end of the preview period.

I can cancel anytime during the preview period by calling 877-604-7858 toll-free or by wiring “cancel” on my bill if I am a cash client, and I will owe nothing. Any preview issues I receive are mine to keep.

I authorize Destination Maternity Corporation to transfer my name, address and credit/debit card information to Parenting solely for fulfillment of this offer.

This offer is valid for new subscribers only.

*Plus sales tax where applicable. Parenting Early Years is published 11 times a year. The newsstand price is $3.99. Subscribers; If the Post Office reports your magazine as undeliverable Parenting has no further obligation unless you supply a corrected address within 2 years.

Have questions visit

That’s dirty! I’m SO glad I read the receipt! Well, when I called I was surprised to actually get a live person right away. Just for the record, you have to wait until you receive the first issue to call and cancel because Destination Maternity takes about three weeks to get your information to Parenting then however long after that to actually get the first issue to your house.

Lesson Learned.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

14 Weeks

I’ve reached that point in life that my clothes don’t fit very well anymore. I’m becoming increasingly frustrated with the concept of “maternity clothes.” While, yes, they are more comfortable, I’m having difficulty feeling “cute” and “fashionable.” I’m finding myself settling just because it fits at the moment. Nonetheless, I am greatly in love with the little baby that is producing this belly bump. Our next appointment is May 21, at which I’ll be 17 weeks and the doctor will give the ok and make another appointment for a few days later to find out if it’s a boy or a girl! I can’t wait. Devin thinks girl, I think boy. Guess we’ll see in 3-4ish weeks!!!!


I wore this dress I got from Old Navy to work today. I loathe pantyhose more than normal now. I didn’t have to wear them long though, I got sent home from work sick today because I was coughing all over the place and have practically no voice. So now I sit at home, on the couch,  drinking lots of water, and taking what little drugs the OB will let me take =(

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Week 14e

The dress lasted a whole 2 1/2 hours before the PJs were back on


Week 14c

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Always Coca-Cola and Johnny Rockets

Pretty much from the moment we got home from Atlanta I’ve been sick, again. Stuffy/runny nose, pounding head, coughing, sneezing, can’t breath. Is this the pig flu? I hope not! But I think that is what I’m going to start telling my customers who ask me the very obvious “are you sick?” SO ANNOYING! Anyway, it doesn’t stop the fact that Atlanta was freaking awesome and the Coke Museum was just a little fizzy drop of heaven. :) Since we didn’t go to Six Flags I didn’t think the “no pregnant ladies” thing was going to affect me. There was a 4D show about the “secret ingredient” in Coke. Since the seats moved a little bit I was forced to sit in the back row in the motionless seats. It made me feel old. If Ashley didn’t get motion sickness anyway, I would have felt really bad for making them sit in the boring seats. I wanted to take everything home and put it in my kitchen house.

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After I peed about three time after tasting all the different Coke flavors from around the world and hugging the Coca-Cola Polar Bear (who was a flirt!) we all headed to Johnny Rockets for lunch. I think we spent more time picking out songs to listen to than we did looking at the menu. Still, a great place to eat when on Vacation :)

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Monday, May 4, 2009


I got to spend the last couple of my vacation days in Atlanta. The highlight of any trip to Atlanta is Braves baseball. I was like a little kid walking into the stadium, so excited. It was a really great game. The 5th inning particularly for the Braves scoring was great. But my highlight and my favorite part of the game was in the top of the 7th inning. The pictures taken from MLBTV.COM  will tell the rest of my story :)

Batter Up! Derek Lowe pitches the ball….

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Kaz Matsui… FOUL BALL!

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Baseball 02 

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Baseball 05

Nothing is better than getting a ball from a baseball game! (Unless it’s a signed ball, but I’m not picky!)


Video of the game (I’m a rookie and don’t know how to get sound)


…the rest of the trip comes at a latter date :)