Friday, October 31, 2008

Unbeliveable Day!

Yesterday was totally one of "those days".

You know the type - or here, let me tell you about it.

- I have to go into work early and the alarm doesn't go off. Somehow crazily and luckily enough I make it in on time - just barely.

- Many annoyances at work that I won't get into on here because I vowed not to discuss work anymore.

- I will say that the three proposals I did for the President were wrong. I only had to do three of them for him all week and of course I fucked those three up. I believe he actually wrote the words "boo hiss" on the top of my papers. Good times.

- I'm leaving work and I have only about an hour to get way across town. A good friend flew in from Florida (she was in rehab there for 3 months) and she came back to Vegas to pack up her shit and leave for good. I promised I'd go see her. Well, guess what? The brakes on my car all of a sudden without any warning start doing that metal on metal grinding thing. It makes all of the hairs on the back of my neck stand up because I know that ain't good. I figured I'd drive it until I could get it to the shop on Saturday though because what other choice do I really have? The option of taking off work today is not available at all because we are short staffed and I HAVE to be there.

- Call my parents - dad FREAKS out about grinding sound. They are going to save the day and let me have my mom's car.

- The only catch is I have to drive WAY across town - I'm talking 40 minutes away to do the swap with the cars.

- My parents literally moved the farthest possible point that they could have possibly moved to and still be living the Las Vegas Valley. Is is not one nice easy quick way to get there. They are so very far away from me. Literally the farthest possible point.

- I didn't prepare this trip, I didn't mapquest anything and I don't my way to their house.

- They actually live in North Las Vegas. For those of you who don't know. North Las Vegas is a totally different city than Las Vegas and even though I've lived here 3 years, I've never had to venture into North Las Vegas. It's like driving into Baltimore and trying to find your away around if you are from Annapolis or D.C. - all different cities.

- I drive the car to North Las Vegas and of course I get lost. Brakes grinding, grinding and grinding.

- I take a wrong turn and end up in the most ghetto neighborhood ever. I know I'm fucked and about to die. This is the kind of neighborhood I would have had no problem driving to like, in Miami to go get some drugs, but not so much anymore.

- I finally call parents and have them meet me on the highway cause I can't find my way. They've only been here a week and they don't know their way around either. Quite the ordeal.

- I'm not going to get into the fact that my phone is ringing non stop off the hook with a certain person that wants to fucking argue with me while I'm lost and scared and driving on NO BRAKES.

and then, thankfully, we dropped the car off at goodyear, I got my mom's car and found my way home. Just in time to hit the sack at 11 p.m.

All's well, I'm okay. I just had a very stressful day yesterday. Thank god for sleeping pills because once they wore off, I was awake at 5 in the morning staring at the clock and I'm already a jumbled ball of nerves. It's only 7 in the morning. I'm not really even sure what I'm stressed about at this moment.


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Thank god it's Friday. Happy Halloween and I'm going to have a beer tonight. JUST KIDDING!

Peace out peeps.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

UGH

Too many fucking people in "real life" know about this blog. I would love to talk some shit about some people but unfortunately I can't do that because certain people tend to read my blog and certain shit that I write about will always get back to whoever I want to bitch about. UGH!

So, moving on...

I have the shittiest alarm clock in the universe. I had to come in early today, I set it and it never went off. Luckily I somehow woke up barely, and made it in on time. Which is odd because I don't usually wake up until the alarm goes off.

Drama Queen is having a stupid "sober" halloween party at his stupid house on stupid halloween. I don't sound bitter a little bit do I? Fuck him and fuck his house and fuck his party and I've decided I'm not going.




I made plans with the bowling team. They are hella fun and hella cool and we are all going out to take Vegas by storm on Halloween. I'm really looking forward to it and I'll definitely take some pictures because it's been a while since I pulled the ol' camera out. I'm giving dude on my team another chance because he's a super nice guy and there's not reason in the world why I shouldn't hang out with him. I just backed off in the past I think because - I dunno really know why. Fear maybe? Who knows. I'll give him another shot though - why not?

Roommate won the Mookie last night. I believe it's his 4th time winning so - yay for him!



He turned me onto these new sit and go's on Poker Stars and like, they are 10 seated and the top 5 win double their entry fee. So, if you pay $5.00, you'll win 10. Piece of cake. It's a good way to slowly build a roll. I'm down to like $40 bucks on that site so I'm gonna try to build it back up.

And I guess that's all I have for today. Peace out!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

She's Gone Finally!

Well, Cloris is finally gone - that's a weight off all of our shoulders. It's hard to tell if she's really as confused and spacy as she acts sometimes or if it's just that - an act. Because, sometimes, she's completely lucid, her comedic timing is spot on and she's funny - and then other times - like last night when she was all over the place and they are trying to corral her and settle her just to get an interview - it's craziness. Especially when she was on Kimmel as all the dancers are when they get kicked off the show. Watch this interview and see for yourself...



Um - yeah - now you know what I mean.

Anyway, moving on...

Last night I bowled my worst set ever. I literally bowled below a 100 every single game and that is very much not like me. I threw more gutter balls than I ever have before and our ringer - the guy that usually carries us - he bowled like shit too. Normally he bowls over 200 every game and last night it just wasn't to be. We ended up losing all of our games and here's the funny thing...




Remember I told you guys about certain people on the league taking this whole bowling thing SO seriously? Well, the team that we bowled against last night seemed nice enough to me, but then I got some background. Appparently the one guy on the team - we'll call him stumpy because he has a really big head and a really small body that just doesn't seem to match. Stumpy gets mad if you pick up your bowling ball off the rack when he's up on the lane bowling. The rules state that you can't get on the lane while a bowler to your immediate left and/or your immediate right are bowling. But, he gets pissed off you even lean over to sort of just pick up your ball. Which is really isn't intrusive and it's only the anal people that get mad about that.

So, like a year ago before I started bowling Jeff on my team and his wife were on a team and his wife did that thing where she leaned over and picked up the ball. Stumpy got in her face and called her a bitch!! Jeff (her husband) wasn't having that and they got into a confrontation and Jeff headbutted Stumpy. Stumpy called the police, Jeff went out of the bowling alley in handcuffs and charges were pressed and Jeff couldn't even enter the bowling alley for like 8 months or something.

Anyway, we bowled against that guy last night! I think I psyched myself out a bit and was sort of scared to bowl because I felt like I was walking on egg shells around him. I didn't want to grab my ball too soon and it was just weird. I think Jeff wanted to win SO bad against this guy that he psyched himself out too.

We still had a great time - I have an awesome team. They are funny and laid back so they never get mad when I bowl like shit which is a good thing.

I always head into the alley a little early because I get off work and go straight there. I usually sit in the bar and play on the slot machines for a while and there's this older guy that is always there and talking to me. He's nice enough but every week he's getting more and more bold. So, of course this week he asks me if he can take me out and I'm like "um, maybe". And he's like "maybe?" That didn't sound too promising. And I was just like "well, I don't go out much, I don't really like to date". Which is a cop out. I have this major problem saying no. I just never say no. So, of course he gives me his number and tells me to call him and I say that I will - knowing damn well that I'm not going to call him and of course it's going to be weird next week when I see him because he's going to wanna know why I didn't call him. Ugh. I do this shit all the time.

There's a guy on my team that I went out with and now I bowl with him every week. He finally stopped asking me out because I kept blowing him off and hs'e still really cool about it and we have a good time bowling and it's not weird. I'm actually starting to like him a lot more now that I'm getting to know him and I might even go out with him again. It just takes me a while to warm up to guys. I'm much better dating someone after I'm friends with them first.

So, this is just me rambling at this point. Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

How ironic!

What the hell is going on with Dancing with the Stars this season? Holy crap - the dancers and celebrities are falling apart.

It started in the very first week when Edyta's outfit caught Jeff Ross in the eye and he ended up wearing a patch and then eventually he was kicked off and we all lost out beloved Edyta.






And then Misty May Treanor an actualy Olympic Volley Ball player gets hurt and has to completely drop out of the competition. An athlete! Someone who is in top physical condition gets hurt.




Brooke Burke hurt her foot and has been having major problems with it.





Kim Kardashian stepped in some glass before she was kicked off and had a problem with that.




And now our favorite hottie mormon dancer/singer has been diagnosed with endometriosis and has to have her appendix out today!



But there is a silver lining. The show has come full circle and our favorite hottie - Edyta the Body is stepping back in to take Julianne's place while she is gone. Isn't that something? It's like the circle of life. ha ha

Could 18 year old Cody Linley be any luckier? Holy crap!! I don't know how this boy can possibly concentrate on dancing with his hormones running wild alongside the two hottest girls on the show.

At any rate - here's the kicker...

With all of these injuries, and all of these young able-bodied dancers essentially falling apart - who is the one person to remain strong, healthy and still dancing away?


82 year old Cloris Leachman of course!



How ironic!! She might not be very good, but at least she's still standing.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sausage Incident

Roommate and I spent the day over at the rent's new house. It's amazing! It's even better than I remembered. The best thing is that they bought a model home and all of the furniture came with. So, it's decorated beautifully. I would buy it in a heartbeat. The only bad thing is that it's 40 minutes away from my house and that's on a Sunday without any traffic. Just imagine if I had to drive over there on a weekday in like rush hour traffic. Literally, it would take about an hour and a half or more.

At any rate, we had a great day. My mom made my favorite dish - pork chops and stuffed baked baked potatoes and a salad. YUMM!!!! The Ravens won so that made it an even better day.

All in all I had a really good weekend.

It was so cute, because they live in a retirement community. You have to be 55 years old or over to buy a house and they are hooked up with amenities. They have like two awesome pools and a nice clubhouse with a POKER ROOM and pool tables and like bingo night and tennis courts and a basketball court and tons of other stuff. So, we took a walk through the neighborhood and so many of the neighbors were sitting outside enjoying the beautiful 80 degree weather. They were all like "hi, how ya doing? Nice to meet you - Life is great huh?" It was like we were back in the olden days where people actually enjoyed their neighbors and left their doors wide open and you could trust people. So, even though they live way out in the boonies, it's probably worth it because it's such a friendly quiet community.

I think it's going to work out better than I ever imagined.

My amazing boss took us out for lunch on Friday to Claim Jumper. Has anyone ever eaten there? The food is very good and the portions are like 3 times bigger than any other restaurant. I was FULL as hell after we shared an appetizer so you know I was really hurting when the actual lunch came.

I love my job and my boss so much. I know I hate going to work sometimes, but I am damn lucky to have this job. I need to say that more often.

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So, let me tell you about Lucy. She's been getting awful ballsy lately. I'm eating my thai food in the living room watching T.V. and I'm just about finished, but I get up to go to the bathroom and when I come back she's on the couch leaning over the coffee table finishing off my spicy basil chicken. Not good! She never does that! I was shocked.




I yell at her, she looks all sad and sorry for a few minutes and you know I can't stay mad so whatever.

Next day, Roommate is making dinner for us and we are having spicy italian sausage. It's raw and he's preparing it on the counter in the kitchen. He leaves the kitchen - I think you know where this is going - he comes back and she's got her paws up on the counter, she polished off one whole raw sausage and is just about to eat number two when he immediately flips out on her and makes sure she knows she is wrong. He's better at disciplining her than I am. But, good god. I don't know what has gotten into her lately.

She's been good ever since the sausage incident so we'll see how it goes. It's all my fault though. I should have never started feeding her from my plate. You give them and inch and they'll take a mile...

Vegas Shows



So, I went to see Phantom Of The Opera last night at the Venetian. What a lovely performance. I mean, here's the deal - I'm really not into opera music. I've never been to an opera and I don't exactly love opera music.

That being said, the theater was beautiful and the costumes were awesome and the sets were brilliant. I can totally appreciate all of the work and pageantry that goes into these shows. We had great seats and it was a good time. If you enjoy the opera, this is a must see.

So far, living in Vegas I've had an opportunity to see many shows.

I'll do a little synopsis here for you guys in case anyone is coming to town and wants to see a show.

Most recently, I saw Blue Man Group over a the Venetian and it was amazing! I loved it. I didn't think I would like it and I thought the tickets were way over priced until I got in there, sat down and took it all in. Wow - great show! So unique, they interact with the crowd and it's like nothing I've ever seen. It's a must see and worth every penny. Even though I didn't actually have to pay a dime :)

Another favorite of mine is La Reve over at the Wynn - I've seen it twice and I would go another few tines if I could.




It's the best! There are so many things going on at once. Every corner of the theater is being used. So, if you look left, you might be missing something really cool that is going on to the right. I also love water based shows and La Reve is a water type cirque show. It's amazing the stunts that these performers pull off. Truly brilliant.

I also saw Ka over at the MGM Grand. They gave me two free tickets when I was hired on over there. It was the first show I ever saw in Las Vegas and it definitely didn't disappoint. The set was over the top. It was very exciting and extremely unique. Anyone would love this show.

Over at the Planet Hollywood I saw the Magic Show starring Pamela Anderson. It was LAME!! I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. I'm not even sure if it's still there. I think they killed it off. But again, it was not worth seeing.


The shows I just mentioned are all kind of pricey.

I've also seen quite a few cheaper shows that I've enjoyed immensely.

The first one that comes to mind is Roseanne Barr over at the Sahara. To be honest, I didn't have high hopes for this one because the Sahara is pretty much a dump and isn't Roseanne sort of a has been? Well, has been or not, that chick cracked me the fuck up. I laughed my ass off for 2 hours straight. She was great!!! I loved her. My mom and I went together and the tickets were very reasonable and we really really enjoyed her show. She's a riot.






Another show that was surprisingly awesome was over a the Golden Nugget and it's called Defending the Caveman. Holy shit! Another 2 hours of laughing my ass off. It's a one man show and he just talks about the differences between men and women and he's so dead on. It was hysterical and I'm pretty sure we got the tickets on a buy one get one free basis. All the more reason to check out this show.

I still have a huge list of shows that I want to see in the future. They include...

O at the Bellagio





Love at the Mirage

The new Chris Angel show

Mystere at Treasure Island

and of course

Dancing with the Stars the Tour is coming to Vegas in December. My mom, Kathy at work and I are definitely going to see them when they come to town. Can't wait!

Well, that's my little synopsis on shows around town. Hope this helps.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sick Sick Sick




I felt like total shit today. I woke up last night at like 2 in the morning and I had a fever and I had cold chills and I knew it was bad. So, I got up in the morning when my alarm went off and I managed to get my ass to work, but I only stayed for like an hour and then I drove home and slept the whole day away. It's amazing how much you can sleep when you are sick.

Today was also the day that my parents moved to Vegas. They are here for good, they are in their new house and I didn't even get to see them because I was too sick to leave the house. It's okay though, we'll have plenty of time to hangout in the future now that they are living here.

So, I'm feeling a tad bit better and I'm committed to going to work tomorrow. I'm pretty much going to force myself to go in even if I feel like shit. I hate taking off work. I feel guilty even when I'm miserably sick.

So, hopefully tomorrow will be a better day :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Get out there and vote!

So, once a month we go to my sponsor's house and we have a pot luck type thing and we all share about what's going on in our lives. It's supposed to be a safe place to talk about anything, get feedback from one another and just do some girly bonding. Most of the girls have kids, but only two of them ever bring their boys with them.

One of the boys is like one year old and the other boy is like 2 or 2 and a half. And I gotta say - he's freaking bad! He drive me nuts. He throws his toys all around, he throws temper tantrums, he is constantly getting into stuff, and his mother doesn't even correct him. She just lets him run wild. Not to mention that this is a new house that my sponsor is renting with hard wood floors and lots of nice breakable stuff.

I kind of feel like she shouldn't even bring the kid because it's not a 'kid friendly' place. But, if she has to bring him, he needs to be taught some boundaries and he needs to be disciplined when he acts out. I can't freaking concentrate on anything that is being said because he is running wild.

I dunno, maybe all boys at that age act like that. But, I don't think so. I've seen other kids at that age and I don't recall them acting this way. I think it's the mother. I think she just doesn't take the time to teach him.

My sponsor is a better person than I because I don't know how she sits there and watches him tear her house apart. She did actually get up a few times to follow him into the other room and tell him "no - don't touch that".

Anyway, I'm just venting.

So, that was a long 4 hours on Sunday at her house. The rest of the weekend flew by in typical weekend style.

My parents are officially moving here tomorrow and closing on their brand new house Friday.




I'm going to see Phantom of the Opera at the Venetian Saturday night. Has anyone ever seen that show? I hear it's good. You really can't go wrong when you see a show at the Venetian - they put together some amazing performances with brilliant lighting and costumes and music etc.

In an exciting twist of events - Toni Braxton was sent packing last night. Surprising that 82 year old Cloris Leachman is still hanging around but young hottie and much better dancer, Toni gets the axe - truly unbelievable but that's Dancing with the Stars!





And for the first time ever in my life - I'm going to vote today! There's an early voting place right across the street from my work so I'm going to do it today at lunch. Very exciting stuff!




Why wait until election day when you get do it today??

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Another List

Spike.com is always coming out with top ten lists. Some of them I agree with, some of them I think are totally bullshit and some of them are just plain retarded.

Anyway, I kind of agreed with most of the people on this list so here goes...

The Top Ten Over-Rated Hot Girls

10. Amber Heard (Played Seth Rogan's girlfriend in Pineapple Express)



I can't really say if I agree of disagree with this girl because honestly, I've never even heard of her. Wikipedia also mentioned that she played some small parts in the O.C., Californication and The Informers. These are all shows that I don't watch, so she's not that over-rated to me. Although I do think she is pretty.

9. Jennifer Garner - I've never thought she was all that. Of course she's not ugly, but she's definitely not beautiful. She's just sort of plain and nothing special. She managed to tame Ben Affleck though so she must be doing something right...



8. Mischa Barton - I could not agree more with this! I cannot stand Mischa Barton. She's not pretty, she's definitely not stylish even though she thinks she is. She's a has been. She was on one T.V. show (the O.C.) a long time ago, she hasn't done anything since and I can't figure out why she's still famous. She needs to just go away.



7. Adrianne Curry - She was the winner of Season One's Next Top Model. Yes, she's pretty, but then she went on the Surreal Life, ran around nekkid the whole time, married Peter Brady from the Brady Bunch and writes stupid bullshit on her blog about being high all the time. She's just too crazy for me to look at her as a beautiful model anymore. I used to think she was really hot and she takes some great pictures, but I think it's time for her to go off and make some babies or something.



I mean really, Peter Brady isn't getting any younger - what are they waiting for??

6. The Olson Twins - These two have NEVER been pretty. How did they ever end up on a hottie list???? I'm dumbounded? They are rich - but they aren't hot, they never have been and they never will be...




They looked way better when they were babies...



5. Sara Jessica Parker - Um - did anyone actually think she was hot? I remember Maxim named her as the ugliest celebrity or something like that. SJP is weird because she has the ability to look asolutely FABULOUS in some pictures and then she'll look like total shit in others.

Let me show you...

Fabulous...



Not Fabulous...



4. Cameron Diaz - I'll admit that I used to think Cameron Diaz was smokin. She has a great body no matter what you think of her, she has a nice smile and she seems like a really cool chick to hang out with. But, I can see why she ended up on this over-rated list. There's many girls that are hotter than her.




I had a hard time finding any so-so pictures of her. She takes a nice shot and I changed my mind - she's still HOT!

3. Hayden Panetierre - When I see Hayden I just think of a little girl. Is she over-rated? I'm not sure. She just seems so young to me. She's very cute though...




2. Paris Hilton - Yes - over-rated for sure. I've never thought she was hot - she's jut rich.



and the number one over-rated girl - or girl(s) in this case...

1. The Girls from the Hills




Yes - I agree. The whole Hills thing is so over-rated. Jesus! These chicks make so much money and they don't do anything. They don't even know how to act. UGH!

So, that's the list.

Feel free to add your own.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Out of Order

Last week I talked about taking max alerts and hanging out at The Spot in Canton. It was a fun place and pretty much anything goes in that place. Anyway, one night Shawna and I went into the bathroom and the line was taking forever. We were talking though so it was no big deal. The bathroom was pretty small and there was only two stalls.





One of the stalls was out of order and it was pretty plain to see because there was a sign saying "out of order". So, anyway, we are almost to the front of the line and things are looking pretty good and these two girls go into the stall together.

Now, anyone who frequents clubs as much as I did back in the day wouldn't think twice about going into the same stall with a friend. It's a girl thing! We all do it. It's very acceptable and I guess somehow in our heads it seems like a time saver. Why open and close the stall door twice when you can go in at the VERY same time???? Not to mention, if you need help getting that zipper back up, you have a buddy right next to you to assist.

Anyway, so these chicks are in there for a while and I'm drunk and I'm just chit chatting away trying to figure out where the after party is and which lucky guy will be accompanying me when I realize that these chicks have been in that stall a VERY long time. Hordes of girls had come in behind us, got frustrated and left, but I was standing my ground because hell, I was next. There was no way I was losing my place in line - the seal had already been broken for god's sakes. But, the longer we stood there the more I realized that this was getting ridiculous. What could they possibly be doing in there?

My guess was that they were doing drugs. I said as much to Shawna. She figured I was right. My bladder couldn't take it anymore. I just had to know what they were doing in there. So, I sneak into the stall that was "out of order", Shawna comes in with me and we climb up on the toilet and we peak over the top. I was not at all prepared for what was in front of me.

How do I put this politely????

Um - one girl was sitting on the toilet, the other girl was on her knees, and they were doing the kind of thing you would see on a website that would be blocked at work.

I screamed like a little girl, and then Shawna and I went running back out into the club. I never laughed so hard in my life. I was SERIOUSLY shocked. I thought for sure they would be snorting some lines or possibly passed out on the toilet. I was not at all prepared for a live porn show right there in the bathroom.

And by the way, who the fuck goes into a bathroom when there is a line full of people and just gets their groove on? And hello, they couldn't have at least let the rest of us go to the bathroom first? Didn't they think that maybe we'd start wondering what was going on in there that was taking them so very long?

First of all, the bathroom was nasty. It wasn't even close to clean or sanitary. I can't think of any reason I would EVER get on my knees in that place. Gross. And then, there's the whole toilet thing. I'm a stooper. I don't sit down on the cleanest of toilets seats. Let alone a nasty germ ridden toilet in downtown Baltimore. And then, call me a prude if you want, but I think the backseat of a car is much more romantic than smoky night club. I guess I'm just old fashioned though.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Payday Friday!!

I don't have much to write about today. It's Friday and it's payday and that's a good thing. I have a lot of T.V. watching to catch up on over the weekend and I have to go get my costume. If I don't get it this weekend everything will be picked over.

I will count up all of the votes and see which costume won. I also had several people e-mail me to vote. It's looking like either the fairy or the geisha.

My parents will be living here in less than a week. Crazy huh?? I haven't lived in the same state with them in like 5 years.

Roommate and I were giving my mom a list of dishes she can make for us when she moves here and gets settled. That's awful nice of us isn't it? Literally, I haven't had her pork chops in years. I haven't spent a Thanksgiving with my family in many years also and I haven't had my mom's homemade lasagna for Christmas in forever. Is it weird that we have lasagna for Christmas? Who cares??!!

I turned my dad onto coinstar and yesterday he went to the store and turned in 10,000 pennies! Yes, he had 10,000 pennies!! Isn't that funny?? I probably go to coinstar about twice a year and turn in my change, but I've never had 10,000 pennies - that's for sure.

Well - Happy Friday! Has anyone tried that new Matrix Sit and Go on Full Tilt? I accidentally logged onto one the other night and was very surprised when 4 sit and go screens popped up on my computer. What will they think of next?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

So Fun

The really good thing about living in Vegas and being involved in N.A. is that they work very hard to put together fun activities - especially when it comes to holidays. So, for New Years Eve, they went all out this year and they are having a huge dance and a dance contest. At first I was like "whatever". Because honestly, I'm not big on dancing when I'm sober. I used to tear the dance floor up when I was fucked up and partying - but when I'm sober it's a whole different story. However, I found out some really cool shit involving the dance contest this year. First off, it's not a single dance contest, it's a group contest. This means that you have to have 3 or more people in your group to enter. My girl Hilary and I totally changed our tune when we heard that. Not to mention there's a big ass prize for first place and I honestly think we have a shot at winning.

So, I got to thinking and I remembered one of the best U Tube Videos that I LOVE and it would be so fun to do a knock off with this video - of course - we'd sexy it up a bit and we'll get custom made costumes etc......

Evolution of Dance...




How funny is this?????? I love all of the music - I can totally do all of the dances and who doesn't love the old school shiz nit??

Hilary and I are definitely in - we just need to find an outgoing third chick to play with us!!!

Hilary and I...

Massages

Am I the only person in this country who doesn't like getting a massage? I know I must sound like a nut job to most of you because everyone I know raves about massages and how relaxing they are and how much they love getting massages.





Well, for me, I find it very difficult to relax when laying on a table half nekkid letting some random stranger rub me down. I actually tense up more.

The whole thing just bugs me. From the time you walk in, you have to pay an exhorbitant amount of money and then they expect you to like take off all your clothes and walk around in a bathrobe and then if you want to get into the hot tub or sauna or whatever, you are supposed to do it nekkid. That's another thing that bothers me. I'm not a fan of public nudity. So, walking around nekkid in front of other people makes me extremely uncomfortable. And then, I never know whether I'm supposed to wear underwear or strip completely down when I lay on the table and then I'm so uneasy when the person is touching me and rubbing me. UGH. The whole thing just makes me sick to my stomach.

And then, you have to pay a ton of money for the actual massage and then you have to tip them too. I never even know how much I'm supposed to tip. And, for me to be more stressed out when I leave, sort of defeats the purpose.

I'm also not a big fan of nudity in general. I never walk around the house nekkid. I don't sleep nekkid. In fact, I usually wear a long t-shirt and sweats when I'm sleeping.

Am I complete basket case? All of my friends rave about how great they feel when they get massages and they have like reguarlar appointments and they go all the time. This is one luxury that I'll pass on.

What do you guys think?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Costume Experience

Last night after the meeting, Hilary and I rode over to a Halloween store so that I could try on a few costumes.

The place was really hard to find, it wasn't in the nicest part of town and it was very dilapidated inside. I grabbed a few costumes, they had the renaissance chick and a few geisha girls, but they didn't have the exact geisha that I wanted, they didn't have the queen of hearts and they had some fairies that weren't as cute as the one I picked out.

Anyway, I'm waiting in line to use the dressing room and when it finally opens I realize that the dressing room is actually a bathroom and it is GROSS! I'm talking, this room hasn't been cleaned since the 80's probably and I didn't want to touch anything. There was no hook for me to hang my purse, I didn't want to take anything off because there was no clean place to set anything down.

I finally decided "screw this". And I came running out of the bathroom. I told the guy working there that this was the grossest place that I'd ever stepped foot in and that he could have the costumes back because I wouldn't be buying anything.

Hilary and I ran out of the store and I vowed to find a nicer cleaner store in a better part of town next time.

So, I'm still on the hunt!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Which costume should I wear?

It's that time of the year again - summer is over and fall is here. With fall comes everyone's favorite holiday - Halloween. Okay, maybe Halloween isn't everyone's favorite holiday, but what a great excuse to dress up like a total slut and not look out of place? Already, I have three different invitations for Halloween bashes this year and since it's on a Friday night - I'm doing it!

So, dear readers, I picked out a few costumes that I liked and I thought you guys could vote on them. Whichever one gets the most votes, I will buy and wear.

So, let me know what you think!

Geisha Girl...



Queen of Hearts...



Renaissance Chick...



Goldilocks...



Fairy...

Saturday, October 11, 2008

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Friday, October 10, 2008

The Spot

Back when I was working at the Department of Defense, a friend turned me onto IRC chat. We used it a lot when we worked mids because there wasn't a lot going on from 9 at night til 5 in the morning. It was a great way to pass the time. I met a girl named Shawna, her chat name was "Pixie" and we became great friends. She worked downstairs in the basement of the same building in a different 24 hour watch area and she was in the Air Force. Her and I started hanging out a lot and we became great friends.

We liked this club called "The Spot" - it was downtown in the Canton/Baltimore area. I turned her on to that nightclub and we both started taking this really weird drug that you could only buy in gas stations. They were called "Max Alerts" on the bottle and the label said they were for people with asthma. But, in reality they gave you tons of energy and they made your appetite decrease. Other names for the drug are mini thins and ephedrine. I loved them. They were cheap and they made me lose weight and I was able to drink massive amounts of alchol when taking them. The only problem was that I would sometimes black out when mixing the alcohol and the max alerts.



So, one night Shawna and I were at the Spot and we were literally just taking handfulls of the mini thins. I think I grabbed about 15 of those bad boys and downed them with some coors light or whatever I was drinking at the time and these pills were so weird - they would literally make my head tingle and I loved that feeling.

At one point I remember us leaving sort of and she lived in Crofton and I lived in Severna Park. So, I hopped on the Baltimore Washington Parkway (I295) and apparently I blacked out because the next thing I remember is getting off the Parkway and looking around thinking "this definitely doesn't look like Crofton" and then I realized that I must have blacked out (of course I was driving the whole time) and the another realization "shit - I'm in Washington D.C." Good times. I drove right past my exit and ended up in D.C. I always get lost in D.C. I think this time I managed to make a u-turn and got right back on the Parkway and took Shawna home and then made it back to Severna Park without incident.

This is why it's so amazing that I never got a DUI until I moved to Las Vegas and thankfully I never killed anyone or myself.

My dad was just telling me about a friend of his and his son. His son was hanging out at a nightclub in Baltimore and he was hit in the back of the head and he's been in a coma for the past few weeks. The guy is only 20 years old and if he was hit in the back of the head, that leads me to the asumption that he didn't even know it was coming. What a sucker move.

Crazy world out there.

Happy Friday!!

Stay tuned for my next installment about "The Spot" and what Shawna and I witnessed two girls doing in the bathroom....

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Hurricane Wilma Part II

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So, when we left off I was reminiscing about living in Southern Florida two years ago. Hurricane Ivan swept through - no big deal. We weren't expecting Hurricane Wilma to be a big deal either. Hurricane Katrina swept through New Orleans and the whole nation was caught up with disaster relief programs and doing whatever it took to help the victims. So, when we saw the Wilma was sort of heading our way, we just figured it wouldn't affect us very much. If anything, we'd get some heavy rains, the temperature would drop a little bit which would be a big relief and if I was really lucky I'd get a day or two off from the restaurant where I was waiting tables.

Anyway, to be honest, I was really caught up in my addiction once again and my life was basically revolving around getting drugs, using drugs and finding ways and means to get more. I was lucky enough - or very unlucky enough to have found a pretty reliable dealer that lived pretty close. I was just going about my normal routine when Hurricane Wilma swept in.

I hadn't even gone to store to stock up on bottled water. I had a few candles left from the last storm, there were a couple of cans of soup in the house and we hadn't even put the storm shutters up on the house.





The winds picked up DRASTICALLY! At one point we were getting 120 mph winds and the trees were blowing so, they were like parallel to the house. Roommate managed to get out there during the storm and put up the shutters, but one of them blew partially off, and it was banging in and out - slamming against the house. I fell asleep finally and then I woke up to find that the power was gone, the T.V. was gone, the AC was gone and the true nightmare began.

The shutter ended up blowing out really hard at one point and went THROUGH the living room window. I seriously thought I was going to die.

And then the eye went over us. I've never seen anything like it. The rain stopped, the sun came out, the the birds started chirping and I was thinking it might be over, but I was able to get a call out via cellphone to my parents and I had them turn on the weather channel. I needed to find out if the eye was over us or if the storm was over. Unfortunately, it was the eye. The second half of the storm would prove to be even worse.

The only really good thing is that the wind was blowing parallel to the house. Instead of directly into the house. If the wind would have blowing into the front window, we certainly would have lost the roof.

As it was, I was able to stand in the window where the glass was broke and watch debris fly down the street 120 miles per hour. It was one of the scariest things I've ever lived through. At one point I was just lying in the hallway - it was the only place that wasn't near any windows.

I think I finally fell asleep and then eventually the storm subsided and we made it through - but unfortunately this was what we woke up to...






I couldn't even make it down the street. Trees were down everywhere and I was STARVING. I ended up walking to the corner store which had no power, but they had coldcuts and they were milking this storm for everything they could. There was a line of people out the door. I'm one of those people that goes to the beach right before a storm to see the waves and to get caught up in the drama and excitement of the approaching storm and then I'm also the type that goes out as soon as possible afterwards to survey the damage. I had a feeling we'd be without power for a long time and I was kicking myself for not properly preparing. jesus! What was I thinking?

Anyway, I was able to get a few things at the store and I had some sandwiches made. OF course they always apply a curfew to Del Ray Beach after a hurricane because of the looting and rioting. That night roommmate and I sat outside - luckily the temperature had dropped a lot so there wasn't any need for the air conditioning. I saw so many stars that night. It's amazing how dark a town is when all of the electricity is out for miles and miles.

After day 4 without any power I ended up begging my parents to fly me back to Maryland. The flights were finally working and I was able to get my car to the Fort Lauderdale airport. I think the power ended up being out for 13 days at the house I was living in. Thank god I got out of there and was able to detox for like the 20 millionth time on my parent's couch.

What a nightmare. This was the last hurricane I ever had to go through because I moved to Las Vegas shortly thereafter.

Hanging

I'm going home tonight straight from work and playing in the Mookie - it's the best blogger game around and I love the idea of going straight home from work - now bowling and no meeting - just me and my computer.

My girl Lori from back home requested some more "Back in the Day" stories. She's right - I know I've started several posts (like the hurricane in Florida, and never finished them. So, tonight while playing in the mookie I'll finish some of the stories I started. I hate to leave my readers hanging.

Nobody was eliminated from Dancing with the Stars last night since Misty May Treanor bailed out due to her injury.

If someone was to go home, it would have been Rocco and Karina. I keep hearing rumors that Kim Kardashian is somehow coming back on the show. I'm not sure how true those rumors are.

For now I have to get to work.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Blocked

I am having blogger's block. I can't think of anything to blog about.

I'm not feeling great today and I'm not sure if I'm coming down with something or if I ate something bad yesterday. Either way, something isn't agreeing with me and I spent a lot of time in the bathroom when I should have been sleeping.

Quite a few people have called out sick in the past few days and now I'm thinking back to last year when I had just started this job and I got very sick. I wonder if it's the time of year and the weather change that is messing with all of us.

Has anyone been watching Fringe? I love it and it's not just because I have a long time crush on Joshua Jackson - he doesn't look a bit different from the Dawson's Creek days. He's a total hottie...




Anyway, back to Fringe - I'm loving it - it keeps me guessing and I don't fall asleep on the couch while watching it - that's a sure sign that it's good!

I was highly disturbed that they didn't have The Office on last week. What the hell? It better be on this week dammit!

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Clips

Well, I finally went to the dentist over the weekend. I haven't been to the dentist in about 3 years. I have dental insurance and after putting it off forever, I finally decided to stop coming up with excuses and go to the dentist. I even found a place that was open on Saturday and it was less than 2 miles from my front door. No more excuses!!

I'm so glad I did it. I had the first appt. and I was there for two freaking hours. I had a full set of x-rays taken, they found 3 smallish cavities, they fixed them all and gave me a thorough cleaning. I initially went there with a toothache and it actually turned out to be a nerve that is exposed. Not fun. I had to pay $220 out of pocket for everything and I was okay with that. Of course it would have been great if the whole thing was covered, but that didn't happen. My dentist was female and she was very attractive. I've never had a female dentist before and the office was SO NICE. They had plasma TV screens on the ceiling and they gave me the remote control. So, I watched The Girls Next Door and Keeping up with the Kardashians while I was having my work done. It was a great experience. I'll definitely keep up with it this time.

Roommate turned me onto a new show called Little Britain USA. It's sort of like slapstick comedy. It's on HBO (god I love HBO) and it's pretty damn funny. Not my usual cup of tea, but what the hell. It's just two guys that do all of the skits. Here's one of the skits I really enjoyed...



and then of course you'd have to be living on another planet to have missed all of the funny Saturday Night Live skits with Tin Fey and her spot on impression of Sarah Palin. I REALLY loved the debate from this weekend - this is a must see if you haven't seen it already you Mavericks...



So funny!

Saturday, October 04, 2008

DWTS - Week 2

As we all know, Kim Kardashian was kicked off this week. It wasn't a surprise to anyone because even though she's got some junk in the trunk and she is beautiful - she can't dance! I was really surprised. I thought for sure she'd be working it.

Anyway, I'll start with the Queen of Daytime - Susan Lucci and her partner Tony - they did the rumba.



Her rumba was smooth and elegant - but it wasn't very SEXY. The rumba is a very sexy and sensual dance when done properly and Susan has natural talent, but she needs to let loose and get RAW. She's a bit too careful, but hopefully she will let loose.

Warren Sapp and Kym Johnson did a very powerful and creative Pasa Doble.



It reminded me of the movie The Matrix. I enjoyed it and I just love him. He's light on his feet, he is very suave and he is a joy to watch.

Here is their dance...



I think they will go far in this competition.

Olympian, Maurice Green and Cheryl Burke did the rhumba.



I think Maurice has a great personality and him and Cheryl have a lot of chemistry. In a few more weeks they might be really good. Their rhumba this week was a little rough, but with a little more practice they have real potential.

Misty May Treanor and Maxim did the Pasa Doble. Let me just state for the record that I can't stand him. He's a dick! He was talking down to her during practice, he was really hard on her and she was almost in tears. It's fucking bullshit - it is SO obvious that he thinks his shit don't stink. There are far better teaching techniques and I just really don't like the way he was talking to her. Actually, I will post the clip so that you can watch it for yourself...



Am I over-reacting? What did you guys think??

Anyway, I thought their rumba was a bit stiff. She went for it, she's powerful and athletic, but she doesn't seem to have much rhythm. She also looked very uncomfortable. She was probably scared that he was going to beat her if she didn't perform well. ha ha Just kidding.

Rocco the Chef and Karina the stuck up bitch did a pretty good rumba.



It definitely wasn't the best I've seen and he needs to work on his hip action, but I am seeing some real improvement in his dances each week. Not to mention his sexy cooking talk in the pre-interview thing was making me really hungry. He's obviously a great cook.

Cloris and Corky did the Pasa Doble and surprisingly she wasn't showing any cleavage...



It wasn't a particularly good routine, but she obviously tried, and for being 82 years old it wasn't bad. She's obviously not going to win because she can't really move very well, but she is extremely funny, so I think Corky should add more funny choreography to her routine. He didn't do that this week so it was just kind of blah.

Toni Braxton and Alec did an effortless rumba...



They have a lot of chemistry, the dance was very sexy and it looked effortless because she obviously has a lot of natural dance ability. They are a force to be reckoned with.

Brooke Burke and Derek Hough did the Pasa Doble...




I gotta be honest - I didn't love it. The judges did though. It was a solid performance, but I just thought it was lacking in the WOW factor. She is a great dancer though and I expect HUGE things from her.

Cody and Julianne did a very romantic and sexy rumba...



He has a great work ethic for someone so young and it's so obvious that he has a crush on Julianne. It's adorable. Anyway, they did a sold routine, he needs to loosen up a bit and learn how to isolate the hips a little better - just kind of clean things up. We'll see how they do next week. I'm not exactly sold on him yet, but I do think they are fun to watch.

And last but not least - my favorite couple - Lance Bass and Lacy Schwimmer did the pasa doble to the very popular song by Katy Perry "I Kissed A Girl"...




It was very modern and fresh. They took a big risk and they just went for it - that's why I love them so much. Len of course (the cranky judge) didn't care for it, but the audience sure did.

See it for yourself...



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Thanks to Jay for the heads up - looks like Misty May Treanor is out of Dancing with the Stars for the whole season Click Here to find out why.