Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I immediately went back to bed.
Now I'm watching my husband wrap the Christmas gifts. He gets so joy in wrapping the gifts which is just fine by me since I loathe wrapping gifts.
He started out the gift-wrapping with a movie - The Bridge on the Rive Kwai. Not exactly Christmas-y, but since he is wrapping I don't care.
Now we are watching James Bond - Diamonds Are Forever.
Later on we will watch A Christmas Story.
A Merry Christmas to all my lovely blog-friends.
Friday, December 19, 2008
2) It started to snow about 15 minutes ago. According to the weather channel it is going to snow all day. Hopefully we will leave early!
3) I got a package in the mail from my best good friend Sanna. I will resist temptation and open it on Christmas day.
4) Every day when I get home from work there is a UPS delivery on my front porch. I LOVE internet shopping
5) We got our Christmas bonus yesterday. In addition to a check we also each got an iPod touch. Now I just need to figure out how it works.
6) We use a carrier called Flash Logistics....every time I say their name I always think of the Flash Gordon song by Queen......
Flash - Ah - Saviour of the universe
Flash - Ah - He'll save ev'ry one of us
Words and Music by Brian May
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Usually I like to take the time to pick-out nice cards but not this year. If I DO send out cards it will be from a box of 40 cards that I got at the dollar store.
Raise your hand if you still want a cheap 2¢ card.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
she is the mother of the zach attack.
do you remember him?
remind me to post a picture of him. we haven't seen him since last november.
instead i chose to spend the day ensconced on the couch watching tv.
tomorrow is the last day of nablopomo. i shan't miss it one single bit!!!
Friday, November 28, 2008
instead i did laundry and made a quick trip to the a&p where i got fixin's for next weeks meals.
my best good friend ginger called today for a chat-fest. SHE did leave her warm bed first thing this morning and went to her local wal-mart where it was utter madness.
she also said that while there she ran into three of our high school classmates.
that is the beauty of living in or near the town where you've grown up. it is not uncommon to bump into classmates at the mall.
i remember when i first moved to nj and was suddenly hit but the depressing thought that i could wander around the mall for hours and never run into one person that i would know.
it made me so very sad.
i just remembered.....i needed to get eggs!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
never fear, i did not break anything.
i'm just sore and bruised.
i would like to have seen a slow-motion video of me falling though, as i ended up spread-eagled on the front porch.
i landed with a resounding thud that actually made my husband put down the remote and come out to investigate the sound.
not only was the porch icy but so were the steps. since i was already down, i proceeded to navigate the steps on my bum.
great way to start a 4 day weekend!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
only three days of work and then thanksgiving.
we'll be spending thanksgiving at tom's uncle Bruce and aunt Ellen.
his sister and her husband and their boys will be coming in from Indiana so Tom will get to play Uncle Tommy for a couple of days.
I am just going to revel in the fact that I won't have to make a meal on Thursday.
It also means that we are that much closer to the end of the NaBloPoMo nonsense because quite frankly, I'm tired of posting every day.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
i really was ironing.
and watching TV.
women behind bars on WE.
and then i remembered that i was supposed to try and get a repair set up for tom's xbox.
so that's done and so is this sad little blog post.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
tom's xbox 360 gave up the ghost.
we've seen the dreaded red rings.
plus there is a football game on tonight viewable only if we subscribe to the NFL network.
if it were still the fashion to drape the house in black crape and wear black armbands we would.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
This is himself
This is his sister Minnie
This is Pirate and Minnie and Morgan The Corgi
Jody also wants me to show you her rock garden. Wait until springtime, it will be beautiful!!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
we've been without phones all day today since i didn't feel like going out to buy new batteries.
if you really need me you'll have to email me.
and no, we don't have cell phones.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Celente Predicts Revolution, Food Riots, Tax Rebellions By 2012
Posted By admin On November 13, 2008 @ 10:14 am In Featured Stories 282 Comments
Paul Joseph WatsonPrison Planet.comThursday, November 13, 2008
The man who predicted the 1987 stock market crash and the fall of the Soviet Union is now forecasting revolution in America, food riots and tax rebellions - all within four years, while cautioning that putting food on the table will be a more pressing concern than buying Christmas gifts by 2012.
Gerald Celente, the CEO of Trends Research Institute, is renowned for his accuracy in predicting future world and economic events, which will send a chill down your spine considering what he told Fox News this week.
Celente says that by 2012 America will become an undeveloped nation, that there will be a revolution marked by food riots, squatter rebellions, tax revolts and job marches, and that holidays will be more about obtaining food, not gifts.
“We’re going to see the end of the retail Christmas….we’re going to see a fundamental shift take place….putting food on the table is going to be more important that putting gifts under the Christmas tree,” said Celente, adding that the situation would be “worse than the great depression”.
“America’s going to go through a transition the likes of which no one is prepared for,” said Celente, noting that people’s refusal to acknowledge that America was even in a recession highlights how big a problem denial is in being ready for the true scale of the crisis.
Celente says that by 2012 America will become an undeveloped nation, that there will be a revolution marked by food riots, squatter rebellions, tax revolts and job marches, and that holidays will be more about obtaining food, not gifts.
Celente, who successfully predicted the 1997 Asian Currency Crisis, the subprime mortgage collapse and the massive devaluation of the U.S. dollar, told UPI in November last year that the following year would be known as “The Panic of 2008,” adding that “giants (would) tumble to their deaths,” which is exactly what we have witnessed with the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns and others. He also said that the dollar would eventually be devalued by as much as 90 per cent.
The consequence of what we have seen unfold this year would lead to a lowering in living standards, Celente predicted a year ago, which is also being borne out by plummeting retail sales figures.
The prospect of revolution was a concept echoed by a British Ministry of Defence report last year, which predicted that within 30 years, the growing gap between the super rich and the middle class, along with an urban underclass threatening social order would mean, “The world’s middle classes might unite, using access to knowledge, resources and skills to shape transnational processes in their own class interest,” and that, “The middle classes could become a revolutionary class.”
In a separate recent interview, Celente went further on the subject of revolution in America.
“There will be a revolution in this country,” he said. “It’s not going to come yet, but it’s going to come down the line and we’re going to see a third party and this was the catalyst for it: the takeover of Washington, D. C., in broad daylight by Wall Street in this bloodless coup. And it will happen as conditions continue to worsen.”
“The first thing to do is organize with tax revolts. That’s going to be the big one because people can’t afford to pay more school tax, property tax, any kind of tax. You’re going to start seeing those kinds of protests start to develop.”
“It’s going to be very bleak. Very sad. And there is going to be a lot of homeless, the likes of which we have never seen before. Tent cities are already sprouting up around the country and we’re going to see many more.”
“We’re going to start seeing huge areas of vacant real estate and squatters living in them as well. It’s going to be a picture the likes of which Americans are not going to be used to. It’s going to come as a shock and with it, there’s going to be a lot of crime. And the crime is going to be a lot worse than it was before because in the last 1929 Depression, people’s minds weren’t wrecked on all these modern drugs – over-the-counter drugs, or crystal meth or whatever it might be. So, you have a huge underclass of very desperate people with their minds chemically blown beyond anybody’s comprehension.”
The George Washington blog has compiled a list of quotes attesting to Celente’s accuracy as a trend forecaster.
“When CNN wants to know about the Top Trends, we ask Gerald Celente.”— CNN Headline News
“A network of 25 experts whose range of specialties would rival many university faculties.”— The Economist
“Gerald Celente has a knack for getting the zeitgeist right.”— USA Today
“There’s not a better trend forecaster than Gerald Celente. The man knows what he’s talking about.”- CNBC
“Those who take their predictions seriously … consider the Trends Research Institute.”— The Wall Street Journal
“Gerald Celente is always ahead of the curve on trends and uncannily on the mark … he’s one of the most accurate forecasters around.”— The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Mr. Celente tracks the world’s social, economic and business trends for corporate clients.”— The New York Times
“Mr. Celente is a very intelligent guy. We are able to learn about trends from an authority.”— 48 Hours, CBS News
“Gerald Celente has a solid track record. He has predicted everything from the 1987 stock market crash and the demise of the Soviet Union to green marketing and corporate downsizing.”— The Detroit News
“Gerald Celente forecast the 1987 stock market crash, ‘green marketing,’ and the boom in gourmet coffees.”— Chicago Tribune
“The Trends Research Institute is the Standard and Poors of Popular Culture.”— The Los Angeles Times
“If Nostradamus were alive today, he’d have a hard time keeping up with Gerald Celente.”— New York Post
So there you have it - hardly a nutjob conspiracy theorist blowhard now is he? The price of not heeding his warnings will be far greater than the cost of preparing for the future now. Storable food and gold are two good places to make a start.
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Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Wrinkles I don't mind.
The age spots that I'm convincing myself are really freckles I don't mind either.
But the silvery strands twinkling in the light?
I'm taking them as a personal insult.
It is unsettling.
I always said that I would go grey naturally.
But I didn't expect it to happen quite so soon.
So the question becomes... should I cover the grey or not?
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
i fell asleep when i got home and woke up irritable and grumpy.
i had to make dinner AND clear up.
i'm trying to institute a plan at our house where if i cook he has to clean up.
so far he's not buying it.
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Friday, November 07, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
If your man lost last night, my condolences.
I guess this means that Tina Fey can once again put her full concentration back into "30 Rock".
And the rest of us can start thinking about Christmas shopping!
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
In other news, my sister is the proud new mama to two Jack Rusell terriers.
She is allowing me some input on the boy puppy's name.
I suggested "Arf".
That went over like a lead balloon with nephew Jason.
He called me last night to tell me that they are thinking of calling the puppy "Pirate" because he has a black patch on one eye.
I was thinking that perhaps my lovely blog friends would like to toss in their two cents.
We have until Tuesday to come up with a good pirate name.
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Kraft mac and cheese
Baked beans - Bush's grillin beans bourbon and brown sugar
Quick,easy and delicious.
But would someone please tell me why the mac & cheese box is so difficult to open?
Even though it clearly states "to open push here" it needs way more than just a push with my thumb. I always need to stab it with a knife first.
Saturday, November 01, 2008
While there I told him about my bout with vertigo and he explained to me that it could have been one of two things.
Either the MS, because apparently MS patients are prone to vertigo or it was the the way I held my head in the dentists' chair.
From the National MS Society website:
Dizziness is a common symptom of MS. People with MS may feel off balance or lightheaded. Much less often, they have the sensation that they or their surroundings are spinning -- a condition known as vertigo.
These symptoms are due to lesions—damaged areas—in the complex pathways that coordinate visual, spatial, and other input to the brain needed to produce and maintain equilibrium.
Consult a physician when dizziness or vertigo becomes bothersome or lasts a long time. Usually, the symptoms respond to an anti motion-sickness drug such as meclizine (Antivert®, Bonine®, or Dramamine®), the newer skin patches that deliver scopolamine, or the anti-nausea drug ondansetron (Zofran®). In very severe cases of dizziness or vertigo, a short course of corticosteroids.
Disorders of the Middle Ear Can Also Cause Dizziness
Other conditions that may cause dizziness include middle ear inflammation and benign tumors of the acoustic nerve that connects the ear and the brain.
Gives new meaning to the term "dizzy blonde", doesn't it?!?!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I must share this with you and yes, I am well aware that it borders on the vulgar but nevertheless it must be told:
My husband told me about an NFL football player that couldn't play this past Sunday because of an undisclosed illness.
During a radio interview, Boomer Esiason divulged that the player had a staph infection that caused his manly bits to swell up to the "size of grapefruits" (that might be hyperbole on Tom's part)
I winced in sympathy.
But the mental image I have of a big, tough NFL player mincing along bow-legged will be with me for days.
Now you too can have this image in YOUR brain.
No need to thank me.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Ah, the pink pearl eraser.
Everyone, at some point in their school career has used a pink pearl eraser.
I must have used an entire eraser each year that I took algebra and trig and geometry in high school.
Over the weekend I started to watch “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” and it reminded me of the list I found last month when Ginger was out visiting and we were going through my box of old high school memories.
This, my friends, was a brain storm I had in Algebra II.
I remember it distinctly.
I was staring at my pink pearl eraser and it suddenly occurred to me that Pink Pearl would be an excellent name for a madam.
She would work at "The Jewel Box" and the girls would have jewel names.
My friends all liked the idea and picked their monikers: Ginger was Ravishing Ruby, Sanna was Gracious Garnet , Jess was Ardent Amethyst and I, of course was Pink Pearl.
I barely passed Algebra II that year.
Who would you be?
Monday, October 13, 2008
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
It was worth it to watch Reggie Bush run the ball for not one but TWO punt returns for touchdowns.
Tuesday I went to the eye doctor for a regular eye exam and dropped $600.00 on new glasses and contacts. I stayed up way past my bedtime playing a video game. I've been stuck at this one level for the last month and I FINALLY passed it. I was so tempted to wake up Tom so he could share in my jubilation, but common sense prevailed.
Tonight is laundry and the finale of Project Runway and then to bed by 11pm or my name ain't Jen!
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
I was so freckly my mother wrote a story about my freckles aptly titled "Jenny's Freckles" and my Papa would tease me mercilessly that I was "rusting out". Over time the freckles on my face faded and I was left with just freckles on my arms and the story of "Jenny's Freckles".
Turns out my little niece Phoebe has freckles as well.
"Phoebe" I exclaimed in surprise and delight, "you have freckles on your nose".
"I know" she calmly responded, obviously used to people pointing out the obvious.
Monday, October 06, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
As it turned out, she was driving back from a weekend spent with Dave in Virginia and was falling asleep at the wheel and needed some company. Being the good friend that I am, I started talking and according to the phone bill, we talked for 64min and 38 seconds.
What, you may ask, could we find to talk about for 64min and 38 seconds?
Oh you know.....this, that and the other thing.
She did divulge, that after due consideration and after reading the thoughtful comments from the readers of Calling Dr. Bombay, she has decided to wait for Dave to do the proposing. I think it was the final comments from GLove that did the trick.
Do you have long, luxurious phone calls with your friends, long distance charges be damned?
Or am I the only one that is so carefree with her money?
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
I came across this notecard from 12th grade chemistry
When I was taking the class I barely understood it and now it is complete gibberish.
What I do remember is this:
Fe = Iron
How I remember this is that a farrier (which starts with an F) is another name for a blacksmith and he puts IRON shoes on horses
Pb = Lead
How I remember this is from the book "The Mouse and The Motorcycle"by Beverly Cleary . The way Ralph S. Mouse gets his motorcycle to move is by making the sound "Pb-pb-b-b-b. Pb-pb-b-b-b." Motorcycle=getting the lead out.
Mo = Molybdenum
One of my best good friends in high school had the name Molly. Molly = Moly(bnenum)
Sn = Tin
I remember this one because in order to cut tin you need tin sn(ips)
And that is pretty much all I remember of chemistry.
Although in my job I do on occasion have need for Potassium = K, Magnesium = Mg, Calcium = Ca, Titanium = Ti
Which ones do you remember and how?
Friday, September 19, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
This was the email in its entirety:
i'm considering proposing to Dave.
what do you think
She sent this email to both me and her sister Johanna.
Dave is Sanna's boyfriend .
Here is some background on Dave and their relationship:
1) They met April 14 2007 on a camping trip set up by a mutual friend
2) Their first date was May 18 2007, she went to his house - he had tickets to see a concert but then lingered over dinner and opted to go to his house and have a firepit in his yard and drink wine
3) They are both 36
4) He was married for 4 years, no children, he's been divorced for 7 years
5) She has had several serious relationships
6) She lives in PA - he lives in VA
7) She makes more than he does
8) He is in interviews about a job in PA near hers
9) Which means they are talking about his moving in with her
10)He is well liked by her family and friends
When I read the email my first thought was to say "DON'T DO IT....WAIT FOR HIM TO ASK YOU"
And then my second thought was..... "don't offer your friend relationship advice....remember the whole Colin debacle?".
The Colin debacle was quite simply Susanna asking me for advice and I foolishly advising.
I am a pragmatic.
I think Sanna should wait and let it evolve naturally.
Johanna on the other hand, was all for it.
Her suggestion went something like this:
it seems like you are itchy to give him a special gift to show him how special he is to you, so, why don't you just buy him a ring and keep it on your person whenever you guys are together
and then when/if he proposes to you with a ring, you can have your beautiful moment and then say, 'wait, i have something for you too'.that way you both have a special token and you get to experience areal proposal from the boy who loves you so much and vice versa.
But she is a romantic.
There are two TV instances that stand out in my mind as reasons for the woman not to propose:
1) Gilmore Girls - Lorelai proposed to Luke and he accepted. He later flung that back in her face
2) Sex and the City - Charlotte inadvertently proposed to herself. She later got a huge Tiffany ring but still, it was a foreboding.
Have any of you ever proposed?
Would you propose?
How would you advise Sanna?
Friday, September 12, 2008
While I am a sports fan, I am NOT a Ron Jaworski fan. The reasons are many. Too many to mention here, but just know that I can't bear to hear him talk. According to my husband, Jaws actually does know his football (and is not afraid to tell you!!)
The other night I had a dream that I was on the sidelines at a Pittsburgh Steelers game. I was tossing the football back and forth with a nameless Steelers player, when I was brutally tackled from the side. After I picked myself up and dusted myself off I was unpleasantly surprised to discover that I had been tackled by none other than Ron Jaworski.
I was mildly irritated all day.
I even called Tom at work to tell him about my dream.
He consoled me with this thought, "It could have been worse, it could have been Joe Theisman."
Tom knows that my disgust for Joe Theisman runs deep and true!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
When parallel parking it may take several false starts to get into the space just right. Sometimes you get too close to the car in front of you or you back up into the car behind you or it turns out that no matter how you try, your car just doesn't fit into the space at all and you have to go down to the next street to find an empty space.
The same with friends....
Sometimes you get too close and allow too much information to pass between you so that things get uncomfortably intimate.
Sometimes one friend isn't afraid to say what he or she thinks and manages with a sharp tongue to back all over the other person. Feelings are left crumpled, not unlike front headlights.
In my experience, when either of these things happen, I take a moment and examine the friendship to see if it is worth keeping.
Sometimes, it is I who have done the backing over the feelings and it is I who need to make the necessary repairs to keep the friendship running.
It always saddens me when I come to the realization that the friendship is just never going to work. And that probably I should keep it very superficial.
Sometimes we get lucky and find friendships that are easy-going and that can withstand both the getting too close and the backing over. These friendships are like parking in a grassy field. No lines to stay between, no worrying about jumping the curb, just drive in and park. I am lucky that I have two such best, good friends in Sanna and Ginger.
So it is nothing but love for Sanna and Ginger today!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I hate the euphemism “va-jay-jay”. I prefer “hoo-hah”
I hate that Christina Applegate had to have a double mastectomy. At 36 years of age
I hate that no matter how many times I start to read “House of Seven Gables” I put it aside in favor of any other book or the latest Collections Etc. catalog
I hate that I have no real desire to exercise. Not even lifting little hand weights in my chair like I did when I was in rehab.
I hate that my love for Oreos has waned and I hate that I have no explanation for this strange turn of events.
You know what I love……
I love Meryl Streep in all her guises and accents ( I just saw Sophies Choice for the first time)
I love the smell of freshly cut onion grass
I love my brand-new 500ct plum colored sheets that are waiting to be put on the bed.
I love that I have something deliciously wonderful to look forward to for next week.
I love this conversation that my mother had with my little 5 yr old niece Phoebe when Phoebe called to tell Grandma that she lost her first tooth:
‘She also told me Daddy took them to the fair. She said she got lost. When I asked her what she did, she replied,
"I walked back and forth and whimpered a little bit."’
I totally felt Phoebe's pain. Any time I ever get lost be it at a fair or a department store or a huge parking lot or even driving in my car I do the same thing. Especially the whimpering.
What are you loving or hating at the moment?