Friday, July 16, 2010

Worst Date

On this confession Friday, Glamazon has asked us to share our worst date ever.  Well, since we are confessing...I will confess that I really didn't date a whole lot.  I had one off and on boyfriend in high school.  We went out on actual dates maybe two or three times and they were fun.  One may have been a disaster in his mind as I was the center of attention.  But that was not my worst date.  I had a lot of male friends.  Let's face it, there are a lot of mean chicks out there.  Guys were easier to be friends with.  At least for me.  But even though I had many male friends, and even did things with some of them, they were not "dates."  Just friends going to a movie.  Of course, Rich will tease me and tell me I ripped broke their hearts out.

That being said, there was a guy who I went out with for a brief time.  I was 21, and smokin' hot!  For the first time in my life, I felt like a beautiful person.  I was also incredibly naive.   This guy seemed all right at first.  Very sweet.  He even sent me flowers.  Then on our last official date, it went sour.  See we were supposed to be going to San Diego.  We were supposed to be starting the day at IHOP.  What we did was go to his mom's and have breakfast there.  I was never so uncomfortable in my life.  There was family visiting also.  I just wanted to leave.  Actually I wanted to bust through the front door and run all the way home.  But I stayed.  Then it was time to San Diego.  He took me to the mountains.  What the heck?  Seriously?  I remember very little about it.  We walked around the trails and stuff.  I was mad.  Real mad.  I just wanted to go home.  He later apologized and promised to take me to San Diego next time.  Yeah, what happened was me tearing him a new one.  I then swore off all males since they were scum, liars, dogs, turds, big butts, jerks, evil...well you get it.  I didn't date another dog man until May of 1992.  Then I met a totally different kind of guy.  The kind of guy who keeps his word.  Loves unconditionally, and treats women with the upmost respect.  That's why I married him.

Side note:  Jerk guy once commented about my hair--which was short at the time-- that I had nice hair but it would be even nicer longer.  Oh no he didn't!  Oh yes he did!  And I am not one to be crossed.  I said, "Well it's my hair, and I like it short!" This occurred before the disaster date.  Hmmm was he trying to control me!  LOL.  What a toad. 

That is my worst date ever.  Rich and I never had a bad one.  We had a failed one.  We had won tickets to a Martina McBride concert when Ryan was a newborn.  We had someone come in to watch him and the girls.  I was all gussied up.  I was looking good for a Mama of a newborn!  Woohoo!  But ooops...we looked at the tickets and they were for the NIGHT BEFORE!  Is that sad or what?  What was your worst date ever?  Did you ever have a date fail?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Z is for....

When I was growing up, we took regular trips to Utah to visit family.  I can remember getting up at o dark thirty in order to beat the heat.  Pffft yeah right.  I don't think Las Vegas ever gets below 90.  I digress.  When I was a kid, the I-15 did not go straight through from CA to UT the way it does now.  When I was a kid, you had to drive through all the little towns in Utah.  All the little towns, that are no longer little and you can totally bypass on the I-15. 

We always did our trip in one day.  Ugh!  Looking back, I wonder how my mom stood that.  I wouldn't.  I would drive to St. George and stop for the night.  Or maybe Mesquite.  But no, we went ALL. DAY. LONG.  And my dad didn't stop unless he had to for gas and for eats.  We didn't get out, stretch, run, look around.  We stopped, peed, and got right back on the road.  So we played lots of travel games.  One such game is the Alphabet game.  How apropos since this is the last of Alphabae-Thursday until school resumes!  In this game, in case you haven't played it or your rules are different, we looked at Billboards, road signs, big rig trucks and license plates to find all the letters of the alphabet.  We always tried to time it right...because there is a road out in the Mohave Desert that is way after Barstow and before Nevada....

Yep...that is really the name of the road!  I always thought of it as the last road in CA.   For more info on Zzyzx Road...go here.

This portion of the post was brought to you by the letter Z
*********************************************'s time for two truths and lie!

I am really enjoying this meme.  If you haven't joined up with me, or The Drama Mama before...  it's real fun and gets people coming back.  Cause hey, they want to know the truth!  Each Thursday we tell two truths and one lie.  Then the following week we come clean and start over again.  So last week I said:

1.  I was once lost in the mall:  True.  The whole family was out shopping.  Gees even my dad??  It doesn't seem possible.  He's a total homebody.  I digress.  Everyone was looking at something, but I saw what every girl dreams about:  SHOES!  I love shoes!  I wasn't lost really, I knew where I was.

2.  I was once lost in the mountains.  True.  In our regular journeys to Utah we would always go camping.  Again, even with pictures, I can't believe my dad did this.  Haha.  Well one time, my cousin who is two years younger than me asked if we could go for a walk.  His family came to the canyon all the time, so really he knew his way.  He was six I think.  I was eight.  I think.  I guess I was lost and confused as to where he was leading me, so I freaked out and went back the way we had come.  Makes sense right?  I remember him begging me not to.  I went anyway.  He was in trouble.  I was lost.  A man found me.  He walked me up the river and back to my camp site.  That is what I remember.  I was crying.  The Lord watched over me that day...and many more to come.  He looks down at me, and just says, "she's special" You know in that whispered voice..."special"  Yeah that is me.  I have a horrible sense of direction.  Much like my poor dad whom I have horribly picked on this post.  I am cursed with his sad sense.  Haha.  

I was once lost in the zoo.  Nope.  Not ever.  It occurred to me early on, that I should not have chosen ZOO as it is the letter Z today. Haha.  

Now for some truthin' and lyin'

1.  I have been on a helicopter
2.  I have been on a ship
3.  I have been on twin prop plane

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Let Me Entertain You...


Okay so I got some more awards.  I need a new shelf!  I am sooo excited.  *ahem* The first is the Versatile Blogger award.  Now I have two!  And why not? I mean if actors and actresses can have multiple Oscars and Emmys then we can have multiple blog awards!  Thank you very much, CJ and now for 7 things about me.  Let me know if you ever get bored of that part.

7 Things

1.  I am extremely hyper right now(Monday)
2.  I can't stop moving.
3.  Yesterday it was the opposite(Sunday)
4.  I was in a state of dread
5.  Thank goodness for medication!
6.  Cymbalta and Wellbutrin I love you
7.  And so does my family!

So now to pass The Versatile Blogger Award to....

And the next award comes from Shelley at Hand in Hand. Thank you very much, Shelley.  Now I just have to answer these random questions...

1. What would your perfect day consist of
A day lazing around a pool.  Dinner out because I don't have to cook if I don't want to.  Dessert at a totally different place, because that is more fun.  A walk on the pier.  Sounds lame, I know.  But that is the truth.

2. Walking in the woods in wellies or barefoot on the beach?

What the heck are "wellies???"  Psssst:  Rainboots!  Oh well why didn't you say so!?  Sheesh.  Beach!

3. Have you ever hugged or sang to a tree?

Yes, yes I have.

4. Do you believe in Fairies?

*claps hands*

5. What hobbies are you working on?

Presently it is blogging.  I do enjoy it immensely.  I want to get into other things, and return to some old favorites.  Maybe some day. Haha!

And now to pass on the Life is Good award...

Catherine of Wink At Me

Monday, July 12, 2010

Fat Enough?

I know as a society we a word..."fat."  Just spend a day at the beach or the pool and you will unfortunately see evidence of that.  Did you know that Disney gave "It's A Small World" a face lift?  Yeah, I thought it was to change things in the ride.  Adding to the countries and such.  Nope.  It has been retrofitted. Retrofitted for our ever spreading fannies.  Apparently the ride was getting stuck because the boats were being weighed down.  They made lighter and wider boats, and increased the depth of the water in the areas where the ride was having "problems."  Disney does not directly admit that is reason for the changes.  But you can go here, and make up your own mind.

Disney is not the only one with problems with wide loads.  The new Harry Potter adventure in Orlando, has a ride that will not fit someone who weighs 265 pounds and over.  I know, crazy right.  The real crazy thing is, that person insists that most HP fans are that size.  Really?  Let me go look in the mirror. ... Nope.  Unless I have a fun house mirror.  Let me go weigh myself just to be sure. ...Nope.  And I promise, both feet were on the scale and I wasn't holding on to anything!  This person says that they should design the rides accordingly.  Okay, yes one third of our children and adults are obese, but if they make the ride according their size and proportions that means the other 2/3 of the population will not be able to ride the rides, because they would not be safe.  And don't even get me started on airline seats.

Are we getting too fat?  Is it right and logical to make those kind of changes?  What do yo think?

Harry Potter Ride (beware, there is an ad on the right with naked backsides)
Overweight and Obesity in Children
Welcome to Obesity in America