Monday, November 24, 2008

I have a thing for monsters

After spending a weekend obsessiong over Vampires and Werewolves, I thought the Misfits show would be a welcome distraction... I mean, why wouldn't my eye candy Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein be there to play guitar? After being thoroughly disappointed, I decided to look him up. Apparently his new band, "Gorgeous Frankenstein" is doing really well... I mean playing his video on MTV and shit. Therefore, no hot Doyle action for me. *sigh* so I spent most of the show obsessing over Vampires and Werewolves.

In case you have no idea what I am talking about, here are some pics. I understand he might not be your cup of tea, but I find him incredibly hot. End of story.





Thursday, November 20, 2008

I am a TwiTard

Had to jump on the bandwagon. Finished Twilight a couple nights ago and I really liked it. It's certainly not high brow literature, but I certainly understood the emotions, have even felt them myself.

I started New Moon, and I'm now about 150 pages in and I'm not sure how I feel. Well, that's not entirely true. I can tell you it is seriously depressing me, but it's probably not the book... the job thing, the TTC thing, and the holidays being here and not having my mom around - those are the things that are really responsible for my melancholy mood, but New Moon is not helping. I am so pissed off at EC! I can remember feeling the way B feels, even though it seems so long ago now that I'm an old married hag.

Anyway, H makes fun of me incessantly. It's starting to annoy me. I told him he should be looking forward to when I come home tomorrow night after the movie since I'll probably be in a romantic mood. Hopefully he won't ruin it!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New car

Since I have said goodbye to the old car, I guess I should introduce you to the new one. The one I can't pull into the garage without my husband's help. hahaha. I'm telling you, it's a tight fit. Anyway... here she is:







I think she's pretty! Even though her payments are keeping me even more stuck in my current job.

On my knees God, on my knees

Please, I need a new job. Soon, before I stab myself in the neck with a ballpoint pen. I would plenty happy with any of the jobs I interviewed for in the last month, but a new one that came out of the blue would be good too. I try to be a good person. I am kind to the elderly, children and animals. I have been just trying to do my work and keep my head down. Thanks in advance.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Blackhawk Down




My Toyota Tercel Special Edition. I bought you when I graduated college. I have driven you for well over 11 years and 206,000 miles, until something in your engine went kerplunk, and you started making that sick noise.

I am about to sell you to a salvager, for $250 cash, and they will tow you away for free. I feel a lot guilty. You gave me all the good years of your life. Now I feel like I should have just spent the cash to give you a new engine, but then again, you were burning about a quart of oil a week. And your wheel bearing was going out as well. Not to mention your cracked windshield.

I feel a little like I betrayed you - bought that shiny new Mazda after you sat immobile in your space all week, collecting dust and bird poo. I really do wish you still worked... the thought of having to worry about door dings and the health of my paint is a little frightening. I know how people treat other people's cars. But, you don't work. At least not well enough to make it to work and back.

The salvager should be here soon to take you away. I am a little embarassed to say I will probably cry. I am sorry for ever being embarassed of you. I am sorry I didn't wash you often as often as I should have. I am mostly sorry I didn't appreciate you enough when you were still healthy and somewhat happy. I hope they at least recycle you, so you don't end up in a landfill.

Good bye Blackhawk. I will miss you more than you know.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Hoping

I know I have been passionate about every election, even before I could vote! But either time has made me forget, or I am the MOST PASSIONATE I have ever been. The last two elections have made me so sick, and we have a chance now to turn things around, or just more of the same, which would truly ruin our country. I also can't imagine living in a bigoted, hateful state, so if prop 8 passes, I may have to move.

I hope I won't wake up tomorrow with a raging hangover because I had to drink my sorrows tonight after the polls (like I did in 2004).

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Running for Charity

Now that I have one race under my belt, I am stoked to run another. In fact, I am already training for the Surf City Half as part of the California Dreamin' series. But one thing keeps sticking in my mind. A very close friend of the family recent found out her young daughter has leukemia, and it makes me sad. She has a really good chance of getting through it, but what a burden on a family with two small children, and what an ordeal for a 4 year old little girl. I want to run something in her honor - I just don't know what yet.

My first thought was to run with Team in Training. I had a group of friends that trained with them a year ago, and then recently met a woman who trained with them for Long Beach. Unfortunately, my friends had a very POOR experience with my local chapter. The woman I met had a GREAT experience, but her chapter is a good 30-35 miles away from where I live, and with the price of gas.... I also don't have a lot of spare time with the amount of hours I currently work, and the fact that there is a fundraising minimum is a little scary, especially when you have to ante up if you don't hit it.

I thought about just going to an info session, since I probably wouldn't want to join until Spring for a Fall Race, and see how it goes. Although I have heard that nothing has really changed in my local chapter. So I don't know what to do, and I wondered if any of my blog readers (I think I have some of those? haha) had an idea or knows of something that I haven't considered. Thanks in advance!

I love halloween

Really sad because the kid traffic gets lighter and lighter every year. We got way fewer kids than last year, and H was so certain that we would be inundated with children. I suppose one day we won't be able to manage this amount of effort or even be able to stay home because we will hopefully be out with our munchkin giving important life lessons on how to beg for candy from strangers.

But, this is now, so we in usual style carved an obscene number of Jack O'Lanterns (although fewer than normal, believe it or not - the economy and the cost of pumpkins really put a damper on our Halloween spirit!)



And donned our scary costumes...



I love my severed head (a gift from my Halloween loving mommie)



Then we cranked up the scary music, turned off all incandescent light, and waited for the bravest of the brave...



It's funny - the under 4 crowd wasn't phased at all. They were thrilled with the candy and waved to us when leaving. Some of them even want to hang out with us for the evening it seemed. The 4-7 range was hesitant, and then almost everyone 8+ was either too scared to come get thier treats, or too stoned to really notice we were scary. Good times. There was one kid with a bad case of bong-chitis who didn't even have a bag. He was eating the candy as he collected it. Munchies anyone? I love our neighborhood teens. At least they didn't egg my car. Maybe they spared me because we were willing to give them candy even when they are a bit old to go trick-or-treating?



All in all it was a good night, even though we were really dissapointed about the lack of children to scare, and then of course reward for their bravery. At least I got to watch some scary movies after the trick-or-treating. Another Halloween come and gone... although Dia de los Muertos is still tomorrow! I hope my white chocolate Catrinas will last until tomorrow... a certain member of my household keeps eating them!