Thursday, March 29, 2007

Heaven .... I'm in Heaven...

.... la la la la la la la laaaaaaaaaaa".

Oh sorry. I broke down and made a run out to my Godiva "dealer" at lunch and so now am currently ecstatically sipping on the Milk Chocolate Mocha. I tell ya ... these things just make the sun shine more brightly, people smile more... and just listen to those birds sing!

And the Milk Chocolate one is good too!!!! (though I'm gonna stick with the dark chocolate as my favorite!)

And the BEST news .... I bought 8 of them!!! Mwahaha ha ha!!! Of course, sadly, I have to share. Sigh. My friend T2 and I are having a Sweatpant MovieFest this Saturday and I said I'd bring the Godivas. She's lucky that she is worth it!!! Because I won't share with just ANYONE. In fact, I was hanging with a friend last night and we determined that he was indeed NOT Godiva-worthy! (a la "Sponge-worthy" from Seinfeld). But he agreed with me ... he's not a huge coffee OR chocolate lover so sadly he will never get to experience these from me.

But that's just more for the rest of us, right??!!!!

And though I have yet to track them down anywhere but at Beaumont Market*, I have found this website! Because they DO deserve their own website ... don't think they don't!!! :)

Okay, off to go annoy coworkers with my sickening cheerfulness...... :)

"La dee da dee da .... exchanging clothing ... la dee da dee da .... "

*sorry Goodgirl ... no King Soopers here. BAH! But thanks for the info.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007


At least that was the line I was going to use during the voir dire if I ended up on a panel during jury duty yesterday.

Me: "Yes, Mr Attorney, I'm pretty sure he is guilty."

Mr Attorney: "How can you say that when you haven't even heard the case yet??"

Me: "Well, just look at the guy ..... looks guilty to me. And hello .... his shoes! Those are criminal! He needs to spend time in jail just for buying those!!! What more do you need?? The police thought he was guilty. The prosecutor who reviewed the evidence thought he was guilty. The grand jury thought he was guilty. And those shoes SCREAM guilty. So ... I'm goin' with "guilty"! Is that a problem??!"

Yeah, I figured that would get me out of jury duty! Even if it meant I was thrown in the pokey for contempt of court or something instead. :)

Whoo hoo!

(Actually, serving on juries would be interesting to me. But I have a lot going on this week and so didn't want to have to deal with the drive downtown during rush hour more than once! I can be lazy like that! :))

But man, quite some characters in that there jury pool, let me tell you. There must have been about 200 of us trapped in a room. You've got the folks that go around trying to talk to people. And the folks that slap on their headphones and glare at anyone who tries to approach. One guy was doing a Rubik's Cube (hello, 1982!!!). And my favorite was the gent who grabbed up the remote control for the shared tv in there and never asked anyone else what they might want to see. Nope, just turned on the tv and started flipping channels. At one point he had ESPN on and I could see a good number of men get that glazed look in their eyes and then zombie walk their way to the first few rows of seats so they could watch too. But Mr Remote Controlling Freak soon just started flipping channels at his whim again and he almost had a Zombie Rebellion, let me tell you. But seriously, WHO DOES THAT?! You've got a room full of people and you just take the controller and never ask anyone else what they might be interested in. Can you say "rude"???. Anyway, I trekked to a row of vacant seats halfway back in the room and got lost in the Dean Koontz book "Midnight". Kinda freaky but gripping enough to keep me entertained without having to smack the remote guy til he turned the tv on to something I actually wanted to watch! :)

Let's see ... what else? No other dates with Deadbeat. And none planned.

I have yet to track down a decent supply of Godiva's Heaven In A Bottle and I'm not so happy about that. I actually contacted Godiva and they just gave me the location of their Godiva stores (ya know, the ones in malls). Which wasn't very helpful for two reasons:

1) who wants to trek to an indoor mall whenever they get a craving for a quick bottle of heaven? Uh hello ... no! We want quick easy access on every corner, damnit! Or at least give us something we can order online so we can have a stockpile delivered!! SHEESH!

2) I went to the Godiva downtown yesterday since the courthouse was close to the mall and Godiva's didn't have them there!!!!!!!!!!!! (bastards!!). The lady did say, however, that they should be showing up in places like 7-11 and Plaid Pantry and little Mom And Pop stores any time now. She did give me an example of one such mom and pop store downtown but hello ... downtown is NOT convenient. I need something out in my neck of the 'burbs! IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK?? Yeah, I don't think so! The good news is, the Godiva stores have their own little bit of heaven going on. They can make you drinks there. Nothing coffee related (or was there?) but definitely drool worthy! So it wasn't a complete waste of time!

In the meantime, today I am drowning my sorrow in a bottle of Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie Milkshake. I popped in a 7-11 at lunch on my Godiva Hunt and found this instead. Yeahhhh. Life is good. Still want me my Godiva but it is hard to go wrong with B&J! Oh well, one 7-11 checked off my search list..... 10 gagillion to go!!!! (if y'all happen to notice those Godiva Mochas anywhere, please let me know!)

That's about it for now! Hope all is grand with all y'all!!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

I won't use the term "deadbeat"....

Hi y'all! Thanks for all your kind words and comments! There has since been a 4th date! So here's the latest.

I didn't have to come up with any scary topics (though I appreciate all your good suggestions!) because we decided to actually talk "serious". And when I say "serious", I'm talking about all those taboo subjects ... like politics and religion. And the REALLY scary one .... "what are you looking for in a mate?" (his topic, if you can believe it).

Now, it was really nice to see that even though we label ourselves differently, we both seem very similar in our views on politics, religion and life in general. However (y'all heard that "however" coming right?) ... we did differ on one topic. One very BIG topic.

Unfortunately, I just read the book The Law Of Attraction and the gist of the book is what you focus on you will get more of. So it suggests not talking about the negative of things since that puts your focus on the negative which The Universe hears and responds to.

So .... I am racking my brain to come up with something positive (even if opposite) which will clue you in to this "trait" of his.

(*insert fingers drumming on desk*)

OH! I know! I will give you the opposite. Let's see .... the positive that I'm sending out to The Universe would be ...... I love a man with a job! (ahem)

Yep, I love me a man with a job!! I'd say I love a man with a strong work ethic ... but really, in this case, just ANY work ethic I'm thinkin' is good! And though I appreciate and respect my date's Zen approach to life (no really... I do), I am looking to partner with someone who will equally contribute to building a secure future for the two of us. And again, I said "equally contribute" ... I am not looking for a "sugar daddy" (though Universe ... I said "sugar daddy" ... did you catch that??? :)).

So yes, though I enjoy this man's company and though he is frickin' gorgeous (can I get a "hell yeah!" from Ms C (she's seen his picture)) .... I am looking for an equal partner in life. So Universe, thank you very much for bringing a man into my life who closely matches what I am looking for in a partner. His intelligence, artistry, sensualness, kindness, religious and political views, willingness to laugh at my quirks rather than run in fear, cultural interests, and the ease of which he laughs are all great joys to me. I am certainly looking forward to the next man with similar traits but whom actually believes in working for a living! (Oh, and who is maybe a wee bit taller too!!) Okay, thank you!!! :)

So there you have it .... the latest dating update. He is a pretty cool person and I can see him integrating with my friends very easily. I still don't know him well enough to know if he would be up for that .... but hopefully. I'll keep you updated!!

In the meantime, dear Universe ..... I'm thinkin' of George Clooney, George Clooney, George Clooney! (hey, it can't hurt!)

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Updates! Get yer Updates here!

I know, I know ... mea culpa. It has been forever since I blogged. But I have a good reason for you. Well, maybe not a good reason .... more along the lines of a confession. Are you ready?

Here goes.... I've been cheating on all y'all.

"What's that?", you say ...." Cheating??"

Yep. Cheating. I have two other blogs going right now that have been taking precedence. The first being the American Idol Office Pool blog I'm moderating. And the second is my family's weight loss blog.

The good news is ... the weightloss competition ends at the end of this month (bring on the bon-bons!!!!!). So that will be one less blog.

The American Idol blog ... well, not so much. It is amazing how long they can drag out that competition! But now that the show is down to only two days per week I should have more time (don't take that as a promise though! Just sayin'! ;))

But anyway. Today ... we have updates! Right here ... on this lil ole blog! And so to start out - my gift to you for your patience is letting you in on a little secret. I have just discovered Heaven In A Bottle! What's that I hear y'all yelling out?... names of different types of booze. No, no .... (though whomever yelled out "Bailey's" is pretty convincing because I do love me the Bailey's) ... I have discovered a Non-Alcoholic Heaven In A Bottle. It is the following:

That's right ... Godiva's Belgian Blend Dark Chocolate Mocha. It is OMG Good! AND .... low fat! Only 4 grams of fat and 200 calories!!! So far I have only found it at a tiny market in NE .... but it is bound to be somewhere around where I shop normally. If not, it is Stuck In Traffic For An Hour To Get Some worthy! So do yourself a favor and try one!

Speaking of low fat, my diet in February did not go NEARLY as well as in January. And even though I really did a good job with it (minus the one week that may have included much cake ... what with the final cake in my cake decorating class being two-tiered and all) I think I only lost 2.5 pounds in February! WTF?!

And then! And THEN ... along comes March and T1 comes to town to visit for a week (
with 7 month old Baby Q with whom I am in love!)). And we were out and about eating things which may have been a bit off the diet. (May have been). Ya know, like pizza, cuban food, mexican food, cake, ice-cream, hawaiian food, alcoholic beverages and err, perhaps even some Girl Scout cookies!

But get this ... I stepped on the scale the morning after she left and I had lost weight! Explain that one to me! Most weeks in February in which I stuck to the diet .... I lost bupkus. I go off diet for a week ..... I lose weight. I don't get it! (gahhhhh!)

So since she has left I have been not worrying TOO much about stringently sticking to the diet. Which is why I figure those Godiva's Mochas are allowed!! :)

And look what she brought me! How cute, right?! She remembered my new favorite phrase!!!

Okay, let's see .... what else?

OH ..... more shocking news!! So y'all remember the Shoe Incident on Date #1 and how I figured I has scared the guy off? Well, there has since been a Date #2 and a Date #3! And if y'all thought the Shoe Incident was bad .... get a load of this!

So Date #3 was this past Sunday morning. And it went alright ..... other than the fact that I maybe spent an hour over breakfast talking about how hard it is hide dead bodies! (What?!! It IS! Have you been watching the news lately?…. people are actually just giving up and storing them in their garages!). I mean, he laughed and all … but I’m thinking it MAY have just been a really nervous laugh. Especially when I then digressed into the use of thallium to poison people. (HAHAHAHA! Yeah, you’d think I was making this up, right?? But no … I SERIOUSLY discussed all this with him. Over breakfast! I crack me up!!!)

But it did seem to flow with the conversation at the time! (no, no ... I SWEAR!) I mean, we were talking about changes downtown and the hope that one will be for a new parking structure. I launch then into how parking structures are a really great way to gain wealth because, hello!, look at all the money those bring in with such little effort! Then I mentioned that storage places were supposedly also really good businesses to own for easy income. (all good, right? I'm demonstrating some business savvy. It's all relatively intelligent conversation. Uh yeah ... but wait!)

So then I might have said that I wouldn't want to own a storage place because people are always finding dead bodies there (hey ... they do!) Which then might have led to my hour long rant about how difficult it is to hide dead bodies nowadays! (oops? hehehe)

And I even had recent descriptive examples (yep ... over breakfast!!!) from the news in which the murderers gave up trying to hide the body and just dragged them back to their garage!

HAHAHA ... I slay me!!!!

But in my defense ... at least I said it was DIFFICULT to hide dead bodies, damnit!! Now had I said it was EASY ...... why THEN he'd have something to be freaked about! :)

And before you ask, yes ... amazingly he has since contacted me to say what a great time he had with me and to request another date.* Which is just proof really that the man is clearly crazier than a loon!!!! (But a damn fine lookin' loon so ... there ya go! :))

And me?...calling someone else "crazy"?? HAHAHA! Yeah, hello Pot, ....Kettle here! (heh)

So anyway, now I need to figure out another scary topic before we meet again. I've already shown him my fascination with shoes .... and I've mentioned my cats once or maybe ten billion times ....and now I've talked about hiding dead bodies ... I'm just not sure what other topic I can pull out to scare this man!!

Oh, but wait ... did y'all think it with me?! .... yeahhhhh, I don't believe I've mentioned The Knitting yet. Uh-oh ... surely THAT will do it. THAT will get him runnin' for sure!!!! :)

Okay, well that's all I can think of to share right now. So let me leave you with this cutey-patootey doggie photo. I took this at my friend's mardi gras party. Such a cute basset. He would do the basset howl whenever you stopped petting him. Too hysterical! And just look at that face!!!

say it with me ....."ahhhhhh"

Hope y'all are having a great week! And I'll try to log on here more (no, no really!). :)

*of course, he DID say that he only wanted to meet me in a public place where there would be "a lot of witnesses, uh I mean people around". HAHAHA. At least he has a sense of humor! He'll need that with me! :)