Monday, March 31, 2008

For Your Enjoyment

Ta da! It's not every day you see a troll snot out a kid!!


Mama Dawg

It's Official!!!

Just got a phone call from light of my life. She "accidentally" opened a letter intended for me that confirmed her acceptance into the gifted and talented program!!!

Yay!!!! So much for a 2 week wait period!


Mama Dawg

So Proud (again) part deux

I received a letter in the mail on Friday.

It stated that light of my life made the gifted class.

So proud. I knew she had it in her. Her scores were good and we're just now waiting the final scores. They should be in in 2 weeks.

She's such a smarty!


Mama Dawg

Friday, March 28, 2008

This is for Jeff

Jeff, honey, darlin', sweetie, I found you the perfect woman. Let me know if you want me to start a correspondence with her on your account.

"I am 38 years old. I have brown eyes and dark brown hair. My hair is waist length. I weight 170 pounds. My hobbies are drawing, fishing, and I like to grill outside. My favorite color is pink. Io have been divorced since 1991. I have had a few relationships since then, but none of them worked out. Im still looking for Mr Right of my life. I will be getting our of here in June of 09. I have never went tru a dating service before, but there is a first time for everything. If you are interested in writing, that will be great. A letter will mean a lot to me. And maybe you are Mr Right, the one I have been looking for."

I took that directly from the ad, I didn't make any corrections.

Enjoy, Jeff and know that I'll be thinking of you and how happy you'll be in June of 09 when you meet her for the first time.

Have a good one, lil' buddy!


Mama Dawg



Have you guys seen that commercial for a stain remover? It's the one where the nerdy guy is on a job interview and he has a stain on the left side of his shirt. While he's sitting there answering the interviewer's questions, the stain is loudly talking jibberish over him.

I love that commercial. It makes me laugh every time. That stain is so commanding, I always have to ask my mom what product the commercial is for and all we can remember is that it's for a stain removal product, but not the actual product's name. Tide pen, maybe? I dunno.


I have this sort of magazine that I picked up. It's nothing but classified ads. You know, stuff for sale and stuff people are looking for.

I bought one because it has "free, (insert animal here) to a good home" or they have animals for sale. We're eventually going to get a new pet and I'm just keeping an eye out for what's out there. I'm thinking a beagle or a basset hound, but only if it's free. I do not believe in paying $500 for a pet. No matter how cool it is.

Anyway, light of my life and I go so excited reading through the classifieds. They had TONS of animals for sale. They had dogs, cats, horses, chickens, roosters (or as one classified stated "rosters"), pigs, ferrets, rabbits but the best ones were the PEACOCK and the PIGS!

I totally want a pig! And a PEACOCK!!!!

How cool would that be?!?!?!?!? Then, I would never have to buy my own PEACOCK feathers ever again! Cause you know just by reading this post that I'm the type of person that has PEACOCK feathers all over my house.

Just kidding on the PEACOCK feathers but I think it would be totally cool to have one.

I could just imagine the conversations now:

"Yeah, when you come to where Hwy XYZ meets Hwy 123, take a right by the lady with the PEACOCK's house. You can't miss it"

"Sure, light of my life, you can take Petey (the PEACOCK) to school for show and tell"

"Yeah, you know the crazy PEACOCK lady?"

So cool.......


In this same publication, they have a section called "Find-A-Friend". Yeah, you know what section that is.

I read it for shits and giggles.

Who am I kidding? I read it to see if there was anybody worth writing to. My life is so sad.

(with the exception of the words in blue print, I'm typing these exactly as they appeared, grammar and punctuation intact)

Anyway, the very first one read "Looking for a new start (that should have tipped me off right there). Im 40ish, 5'4" and hazel eyes with brunette hair. Im 140 lbs. Im very outgoing , I love music, outdoors, cooking, and working. Im looking for a sincere person (who isn't) who wants to be happy in life. My release is due in June. I've been incarcerated for 3 years and have had enough of this life. Im looking for a new life. God bless and hope to hear from you soon."

I about fell off the porch swing I was laughing so hard. It was very normal until I got to the incarceration part. Seriously?

That's just the obvious part. I love how they wrote I've but wrote Im. Did they miss that part in school about punctuation?

Not only that, but is this male or female? The only reason I ask is because later on in some ads, there are some incarcerated women writing ads.

I'm gonna write it back. See what happens.

Yes, I'm that lonely.

Actually, I'm just teasing. I'm really not gonna write this person back. I don't think.....

Happy Friday!


Mama Dawg

Thursday, March 27, 2008

So Proud (again)

Light of my life was chose (along with two others) out of her whole class to get recongnized in front of the school for her academic achievements (along with good behavior).

I'm so proud.


Mama Dawg

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

One Word List Thingie

1. Where is your cell phone? purse

2. Your significant other? none

3. Your hair? brown

4. Your mother? smart

5. Your father? who?

6. Your favorite thing? light of my life

7. Your dream last night? forgotten

8. Your favorite drink? water

9. Your dream/goal? Disney

10. The room you're in? cubicle

11. Your hobby? photography

12. Your fear? death

13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? here

14. Where were you last night? home

15. What you're not? patient

16. Muffins? bleh

17. One of your wish list items? DVD's

18. Where you grew up? Mississippi

19. The last thing you did? burped

20. What are you wearing? clothes

21. Your TV? works

22. Your pets? funny

23. Your computer? black

24. Your life? fulfilled

25. Your mood? bored

26. Missing someone? nope

27. Your car? Pontiac

28. Something you're not wearing? necklace

29. Favorite store? Target

30. Your summer? hot

31. Like someone? me

32. Your favorite color? turquoise

3. When is the last time you laughed? today

34. Last time you cried? December

"Jamaica Mistaka" by Jimmy Buffett

I love this fun little song. It's actually a true story. He did get shot at by the Jamaican police who thought he was carrying drugs aboard his plane. It wasn't true (the drugs) and they did apologize and he got a hell of a song out of it.

Some folks say that I've got the perfect life.
Three swell kids, lots of toys and a lovely wife.
I fly. I sail. I throw caution to the wind.
Drift like a stratus cloud above the Caribbean.

But every now and then
The dragons come to call.
Just when you least expect it you'll be dodging cannon balls.
I've seen too much not to stay in touch with a world full of love and luck.
I've got a big suspicion 'bout ammunition.
I never forget to duck.

Come back
Come back
Back to Jamaica
Don't you know we made a big mistaka
We'd be so sad if you told us goodbye
And we promise not to shoot you out of the sky

It was a beautiful day
The kind you want to toast
We were treetop flyin'
Movin' west along the coast
Then we landed in the water
Just about my favorite thrill
When some asshole started firin'
When we taxied to Negril

Just about to lose my temper
As I endeavored to explain
We had only come for chicken
We were not a ganja plane
Well you should have seen their faces
When they finally realized
We were not some coked up cowboys
Sportin' guns and alibis

Come back
Come back
Back to Jamaica
Don't you know we made a big mistaka
We'd be so sad if you told us goodbye
And we promise not to shoot you out of the sky

They shot from the lighthouse
They shot from the highway
They shot from the top of the cliff
They'd all gone haywire
We're catchin' fire
And there wasn't even a spliff

Well the word got out
All over the island
Friends, strangers, they were all apologizin'
Some thought me crazy for bein' way to nice
But it's just another shitty day in paradise
Come back
Come back
Back to Jamaica
Don't you know we made a big mistaka
We'd be so sad if you told us goodbye
And we promise not to shoot you out of the sky

Come back
Come back
Back to Jamaica
Don't you know we made a big mistaka
We'd be so sad if you told us goodbye
And we promise not to shoot you, promise not to shoot you,
Promise not to shoot you out of the sky


....the Shred-It guy was here again today. This time (due to my desk being moved) I was able to see him from the back.

Just as nice as the front.



Mama Dawg

Monday, March 24, 2008

How Much Would You Sell Me For?

About a year ago, light of my life, my mom and I were in the car driving somewhere.

Light of my life spoke up completely out of the blue and asked "How much would you sell me for?".

I answered her "I would never sell you. You're priceless".

She asked me again and I gave the same answer. She kept pestering me and pestering me with this question.

In exasperation, I finally and loudly exclaimed "25 billion, kajillion, million, zazillion dollars".

It got quiet in the back and she then said, "I can't believe you would sell me, I thought I was priceless". And then she started laughing.

Smart ass.


Mama Dawg

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Secret Asian Man

I was coming in to work this morning and was flipping through the channels. I usually listen to NPR (shut up!) or Kidd Kraddick. Kidd Kraddick is on a break this week and the NPR station was going to a commercial break. Due to my ADD issues (really, I don't have ADD but I do hate commercials and will flip channels until I find something else, even if it's mid-song), I started flipping channels.

I came across an oldies station and the were playing "Secret Agent Man". I was singing along at the top of my lungs and had a memory of me when I was younger singing "Secret Asian Man". I about busted a gut laughing at myself.

I know I'm not the only one out there that does that. 'Fess know you do that too.

The other song I used to sing with great enthusiasm was "Elvira" by the Oak Ridge Boys. I LOVED the Oak Ridge Boys growing up and this was my favorite song of all times.

It took me years until I realized they were singing "Elvira" instead of "It'll Fire Up". Think about it for a minute and you can see where my 7 year old brain would think of that. Go ahead, I'll give you a minute to get the melody in your head and to sing it softly to yourself...........

.........done? You see, sounds just like "It'll Fire Up".


Mama Dawg

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I'm Growing Up

Lately I've noticed something. I'm growing up.

Yes, yes, I know. I'm 30 years old (soon to be 31). I should have been grown up by now. I've been through a (very short) marriage, I've had a baby, gotten a divorce, suffered a natural disaster and made a life changing decision. Despite all of that, I still felt like a child inside.

I'm an only child and as such, tend to be selfish. I know this about my self. I'm fully aware of my flaws. And believe me, I have plenty.

Ever since I made the life changing decision to pull up the only roots my daughter has ever known and move to a much smaller town and life style, I've changed. Maybe not on the outside but inside something has shifted.

It's as if I've woken from a deep sleep and have just now started to notice the beauty that is life. Man, that sounds so corny and cheesy and all those other "food" words you use to describe incredibly goofy crap.

I've started taking an interest in life outside of my little bubble.

I never cared for yard work yet I find myself every day outside (since the time change) working in the yard. Either cleaning it up or pruning or planting.

I was never the world's best housekeeper and I'm still not, but I clean more.

I listen to NPR (shut up) and like it.

I've gotten interested in politics (but not enough to talk about it here).

For the last year or so, I've been more interested in non-fiction than fiction.

Granted, I know that this isn't a big change and it's not something noticeable, but it's different for me.

I've also noticed that I don't care as much about the little things. Annoying co-workers.....I just ignore them. When I lived elsewhere and worked for a different company, my co-workers bugged the hell out of me. I was more concerned about what was going on with them (their work, not their personal life) than I was with anything I was doing. Every little thing bugged the hell out of me and I would take it home. Now, at 4 pm, I shut everything down and leave. I have the hour drive home to decompress....although I'm finding that I don't need it.

I'm not as short with light of my life.

I'm actually taking an interest in the city I live in.

I don't know what it is exactly, but I'm chalking it up to growing up.

It's about time.


Mama Dawg

"Barefoot Children In The Rain" by Jimmy Buffett

Scratch my back with a lightning bolt
Thunder rolls like a bass drum note
The sound of the weather is Heaven's ragtime band
We all fell down from the Milky Way
Hangin' round here till Judgment Day
Heaven only knows who's in command

Barefoot children in the rain
Got no need to explain
We'd be swingin' on a ball and chain
It's always understood by those who play the game
Barefoot children in the rain

Show me yours and I'll show you mine
Take me back to days full of monkeyshines
Bouncin' on a bubble full of trouble in the summer sun
Keep your raft from the riverboat
Fiction over fact always has my vote
And wrinkles only go where the smiles have been

Barefoot children in the rain
Got no need to explain
We'd be swingin' on a ball and chain
It's always understood by those who play the game
Barefoot children in the rain

Barefoot children in the rain

Scratch my back with a lightning bolt
Thunder rolls like a bass drum note
The sound of the weather is Heaven's ragtime band
The sky turns blue and the sun appears
But the question's still what are we doin' here
I don't think the answer's close at hand

Barefoot children in the rain
Got no need to explain
We'd be swingin' on a ball and chain
It's always understood by those who play the game
Barefoot children in the rain
In the rain...
In the rain...

Friday, March 14, 2008

Another List Thingie

Lifted from Jodi.

1. What is your natural hair color? brown

2. Where was your default pic taken? Animal Kingdom, Kilamanjaro Safari in 2007.

3. What's your middle name? Briar

4. Your current relationship status: Blissfully single

5. Honestly, does your crush like you back? seriously? to parrot Jodi, what grade are we in?

6. What is your current mood? bored and a little sentimental (listening to Disney music...currently "Imagination" from Journey into know, the "one little spark" song)

7. What color underwear are you wearing? red, baby!

8. What makes you happy? not counting every single thing about or relating to light of my life....Disney World, good food, a good night's sleep, dogs (you can't help but be happy when you see a dog with a goofy grin), spring time, sunshine, snow.......really, the list is too long.

10. If you could go back in time, and change something what would you change? I would have moved 2 years sooner than I did.

11. If you MUST be an animal for ONE day- what would you be? a dog.....dude, they always look so happy.

12. Ever had a near death experience? nope.

13. Something you do a lot? play on the internet

14. What's the name of the song stuck in your head right now? it's a small world (and that's not a bad thing)

15. Who did you copy and paste this from? Jodi

16. Name someone with the same b-day as you? Hmmm......Dean Martin (love, love, love) and Prince (love, love, love)

17. When was the last time you cried? Man, it's been a while. December?

18. Have you ever sung in front of a large audience? Danced, yes, sang, no. Believe me, everyone should be very grateful.

19. If you could have one super power what would it be? invisibility

20. What's the first thing you notice about the opposite/same sex? hands

21. What do you usually order from Starbucks? cafe mocha

22. What's your biggest secret? well, now, if I told you, it wouldn't be a secret any more, now would it.

23. Favorite color? turquoise

24. When was the last time you lied? last night. I told my daughter I kissed her good-bye yesterday morning before I left for work (she was still sleeping since it's Spring Break) and I really didn't. I forgot. Bad mommy.

25. Do you still watch kiddy movies or TV shows? Yep and I'm not ashamed either.

27. What are you eating or drinking at the moment? water.

28. Do you speak any other language? Southern (believe me, it should be a language all on it's own)

29. What's your favorite smell? Light of my life first thing in the morning. That warm, sleepy kid smell is the best.

30. If you could describe your life in one word what would it be? happy

31. When was the last time you gave/received a hug? last night

32. Have you ever been kissed in the rain? no

33. What are you thinking about right now? how much I want to be in line at Big Thunder Mountain.

34. What should you be doing? working

35. What was the last thing that made you upset/angry? That horrible, horrible, horrible, horrible Sally Kern person

36. How often do you pray? rarely

37. Do you like working in the yard? for the first time ever, yes

38. If you could have any last name in the world, what would you want? Trump (for the money only, not the man)

39. Do you act differently around your crush? this isn't even worth answering.

40. Name one song that reminds you of an ex? "Set The Night To Music"

Where's number 9? and 26?


This past Saturday was kind of weird.

I had to drive out to the vet's office (30 minutes away) to get some flea meds for the boys. I always love going to the vet's office (when it's for routine things like flea meds or cat food, not when I have to take the boys for something) because there's always animals there (imagine that!). When I arrived at the office, the cat that lives there was outside grooming herself. I reached down to pet her and she decided she liked me and wanted to play. I stayed outside for a couple of minutes playing with her and then went inside. I informed them of what I needed and they told me it would be a few minutes since they were training someone new and they had also gotten a new systems that they were still trying to figure out. I wasn't in a hurry, so I sat down. An older lady was in there with her golden retriever dog, Ben. Ben was about 5 months old and HUGE!!! I mean, massive. And he was ONLY 5 MONTHS OLD!!!!

Anyway, Ben was a big old sofite and he let me pet him and play around with him for a while. I love dogs. I can't wait to get one.

A few minutes later, someone else arrived at the office and when they opened the door, the vet's cat came waltzing in and walked right past Ben totally ignoring him (however, Ben's rear end was wiggling so much I really thought it might fall off at one point). She came right to me and hopped in my lap! I love it when animals do that.

This story has absolutely no point. I just thought it was cool. I'm such a kid that way. I get so excited by the simplest things. I can't decide if that's a good thing or a bad thing. I'm leaning towards good since it seems to keep me "up" and happy most of the time. Like that whole snow thing. That just tickled me to no end.

Anyway, I rushed back home to pick up light of my life since I told her we would go by the library for a few minutes before they closed at noon.

I swung by the house and picked her up. We made it to the library 15 minutes before it closed. However, I couldn't see either librarians cars and I got a sick feeling that they had already closed. It wasn't that big of a deal, I just hated that I rushed for nothing.

Anyway, light of my life was right in the middle of a game on her DS, so she decided to stay in the car for a couple of minutes til she could stop to save the game.

I walked on up to the door and noticed all the lights off. However, the door opened. I stepped inside and called out. No one answered. I started getting scared.....see there's that little kid thing coming back out. I've seen way too many scary movies that started off like this!

Anyway, I called out and got no response. I walked around and noticed that no one was there.

The library has about 4-5 computers and DVD's so I knew that I couldn't just leave the library open and unlocked. I called my mom back at the house and got her to look up the librarians home numbers (this is a real small town). She read them to me and I called each librarian. Neither answered. I called my mom back and got her to get me the number for Mrs. N's son who is a local attorney and literally lived a block from the library. I called him and explained the situation and he said that his mother probably just forgot to lock the door on her way out. Seriously, with all that computer equipment? She is a little daft, but still. Anyway, he told me just to lock it up and leave.

Again, there is no point to this story.....but it was a weird thing.

Later that night, we went to a rodeo that was in town. It wasn't too bad. Not a whole lot of excitement in the beginning, but when a few guys started qualifying and then getting thrown off and gored, it got better. Don't worry. Both guys survived.

I thought about rodeos and NASCAR this morning. I'm not a fan of either and started thinking about the concept of both "sports".

On paper, they both sound like the most stupid things you can do.

Think about it.

In NASCAR, you put a human being into a piece of tin (I'm taking creative license here with my descriptions) and they proceed to drive around and around and around and around and around (you get my drift?) at speeds only known to cheetah's and the autobahn all the while, they are surrounded by other pieces of tin doing the same exact thing. To top it off, there's a huge wall that surrounds the track. Do you know what walls are made of? Thick strong stuff. Thick strong stuff that when you hit it going the speed of a cheetah, it could kill you.

This is fun?

As far as rodeo's.....again, think about it. You put a man on the bull with no safety equipment (although I saw a few wearing a catchers mask) on a bull that you have PURPOSELY PISSED OFF and you let them go, praying that they can hold on for a measly 8 seconds just to win a couple thousand dollars and a fancy shmancy title. Again, this is fun?

Yes, yes it is. On paper, it sounds stupid. In real life, it's soooo cool. I can only speak for the rodeo since I haven't been to a NASCAR race, but, man, what a rush.


Mama Dawg

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Happy Birthday To You

Yesterday my daughter, light of my life, turned the oh so very important age of 8.

Why is it so important? According to her, she's not an adult yet but she doesn't feel like a kid sometimes.

I don't know whether to laugh or cry......I think I'll laugh.

I took off work yesterday to help her celebrate. Mom, light of my life and I got up at 5:30 and left the house by 6:20 to drive 2.5 hours away to spend the day shopping and eating. Light of my life had received a couple of gift certificates that were burning a hole in her pocket. The two stores she received gift cards from are located within an hour of here, but mom wanted to drive to the big, big city 2.5 hours away to do some other major shopping. So, off we went.

We had breakfast at Cracker Barrel and then made our way to Toys R Us after dropping mom off at Barnes and Noble. Light of my life racked up at Toys R Us. She had received a $3 off coupon from Toys R Us as part of the Geoffrey's Birthday club as well as instructions to see a customer service rep once we went to the store. She had also received a $25 gift card from a friend for Toys R Us. We got there too early because the store wasn't even open yet. Once it opened, we went straight to the service desk. They were appropriately excited over a birthday girl in the house and gave her a balloon, a crown and a coupon for a free ice cream treat from a nearby restaurant. They then announced her name over the intercom and told everyone to wish her a happy birthday when they saw her. In order for them to know that it was her they were to wish a Happy Birthday, she had to wear the crown.

For those of you that know my daughter, this is a big NO-NO!!! That brings entirely too much attention to her. She's just like me in that regard. Being the center of attention is all right for some circumstances, but not in public like that. It didn't matter. There were so few people there that when they saw me holding the balloon, they wished her a happy birthday anyway.

She walked out of there with a couple of baby doll outfits, some diapers, a twin side by side stroller and a fake checkbook. She loves that fake checkbook. She's already written several checks. I think that's her favorite thing she's ever purchased.

Mom had given her $25 and a couple of other smaller happy gifts. My aunt and grandmother gave her $20 each. She also had a Claire's gift card and about 10 more dollars. I gave her The New Mario for her DS Lite. She loves that do I!

We then met mom at Barnes and Noble. This store was closing down and moving to a new location and as a result, they were having a blow out sale. I got 5 books for $16! Crazy, huh?

We then went to Michael's and Bed, Bath and Beyond. Did some shopping there. Nothing big deal.

On Monday, I had received a coupon in my e-mail from Chuck E Cheese for 20 free tokens for her birthday.

So, since the city we were in happened to have a CEC, we decided to go there for lunch. I love CEC. I could literally spend all day there.

We ended up getting 200 tokens total. This was by far the highlight of our day. We had a blast.

They have this game where, if you land on the yellow line, you can win tickets in the amount that's listed at the top. In this case, it was around 185. Because I (and others) kept playing and not winning, the pot kept getting bigger. When it hit 226 tickets, I managed to land on the line and won all those tickets. Can I just say that I was as proud of winning those tickets as I was when light of my life got Principal's Honor Roll for the first time? Does that make me a bad mother?

Anyway, she ended up having about 785 tickets in total and actually got some high quality crap from the prize center instead of the usual low-grade crap they have.

From there we went to Wal-Mart, Wal-Green's and then Target. We LOVE Target. I mean, obsessively, LOVE Target. Got some good deals there.

We went from there to Claire's, Old Navy, Linen's and Things, Borders and Hobby Lobby.

We then went to Logan's for dinner and let me tell you, it sucked. I love Logan's. I love their breaded mushrooms. I was so looking forward to this meal. However, they meal sucked due to bad customer service and cold food. We ended up barely eating anything and just heading back home.

Other than the blip at Logan's, we had a blast and light of my life said it was a wonderful birthday. Her party is in a couple of weeks (we're in the middle of Spring Break right now, so it wasn't the best timing to have a party last weekend or this coming weekend).

I still can't believe my baby's 8.


Mama Dawg

I Used to Have Money One Time by Jimmy Buffett

I had Cadillac's in my future
Debutantes in my past
I made a deal with the devil for a whole lot of money
Thinkin' it would last and last
But a fool and his money are bound to part
And what goes up must come down
So take my advice, don't trust the roll of the dice
Keep your feet on solid ground

I used to have money one time
Life of adventure and crime
I used to have money one time
Lots of women and wine
But who's gonna tell a fool? Who's gonna tell a fool?
Who's gonna tell a fool?
That he ain't cool

Now thems were hard times back in the eighties boys
People barely had enough to get by
But oh not me foot loose and fancy free
There was nothing to myself I'd deny
So fellas listen to my story now
Though you have heard this tale before
Take care of your needs and watch out for your greeds
Or that wolf will be at your door

I used to have money one time
Life of adventure and crime
I used to have money one time
Now I ain't got a dime
But who's gonna be the fool? Who's gonna be the fool?
Who's gonna be the fool?
It still ain't cool.

Who's gonna tell a fool?
Who's gonna tell a fool?
Who's gonna tell a fool?
It still ain't cool

Monday, March 10, 2008

It Stuck, It Stuck, It Stuck

It actually stuck!!!!

It started snowing at the house around 6 pm and light of my life got to see snow for the first time!!! She was thrilled. As soon as my neighbors get back from the campgrounds, I'll post some pics. I have to use their computer to upload pics!

I didn't think it would stuck but it continued to snow off and on overnight so we had a VERY light blanket of snow covering the ground on Saturday morning. I had set my alarm for 6 am just in case it stuck. When I looked outside and saw the snow on the ground, I went in to light of my life's room and asked her if she wanted to play in the snow with me. I've never seen someone jump out of bed and get dressed as fast as that kid.

We had so much fun. We made really crappy snow balls, ate snow, played with the neighbors dog who was going crazy with all the excitement of the snow. So freakin' cool.

It was all melted by 11 am.

Oh, well. At least she got to see some snow!


Mama Dawg

Friday, March 7, 2008

Coolest Thing Ever....

....well maybe not ever, but pretty freaking cool.

It's totally snowing right now!!!!!

I live in the deep south and it rarely, if ever, snows here. I haven't seen snow since I went to visit Tracey up in RI. Light of my life has never seen it. I hope it's snowing at the house.

I'm going around with a big friggin' smile on my face. Nobody else seems excited by this.

How come adults don't get excited about this kind of stuff anymore? I'm not talking about Yankees since they have a legitimate reason to hate snow. But I'm talking about when something like this happens that's rare.

I totally feel like a little kid right now. I want it to stick so I can make snow cream and make a snow angel and a snow man and have a snowball fight. I've only done that twice in my life. Once when I was a kid and it unexpectedly snowed enough to coat the yard with about a foot of snow and another time when I was on a school trip to New York.

Man, this is soooooo cool.


Mama Dawg

Disney World Trivia

I have discovered a new website.

Well, it isn't new to the net and not really that new to me. I've seen it before and sort of skimmed through it but for some reason, recently, I decided to take a closer look.

This is a wickedly awesome website for any Disney fans out there.

I've become obsessed with the games on this site. The games I'm referring to are in the forums. One member post a game to start playing and all members can play. My favorite one is the hangman/wheel of fortune one. Someone puts dashes in place of the letters in a quote from Disney World.

So addicting. Also, Disney character quotes. It really tests your Disney trivia.

I've started listening to Lou Mongello's podcast. He talks about updates, new, rumors, etc....about Disney World. It seems to be updated about once a week. A lot of it's information for those who are going in the near future (refurbishments, closings, dates, etc....) but it's got a whole bunch of other info.

Lou also wrote a Disney Trivia book. I have the second one but not the first one yet.

As a Disney fanatic, I love this book. I bought it sometime last year before we went on our second trip.

Anyway, if you're a Disney fan, this is definitely a site to see.

Check it out.


Mama Dawg

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Cool Lecture/Speech

I was doing my daily read of Perez Hilton and he was talking about this whole Patrick Swayze cancer thing. He had a link to a You Tube video that blew me away.

Here's the link.

If it doesn't work, go to You Tube and look for Randy Pausch Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams.

Makes me want to go back to school and get a degree in anything so I can get hired on with Disney and do something grand.

I've been listening to it all afternoon. It's wonderful.


Mama Dawg

Creepy Crawlies

I just read the title of an article about cockroaches and I could immediately feel them crawling all over me.

In fact, just typing the word made me feel them crawling all over me.



Mama Dawg

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Twinkies with Paw-Paw

My grandmother has been taking care of people pretty much all her life. First it was her kids and after they moved out, she then had to take care of her parents. She has a sister, but the sister didn’t live close enough to offer enough support. After they passed, my grandmother then had to take care of my aunt who had breast cancer. That same aunt now lives with my grandmother and take care of her.

While my great-grand-parents were still living I did get a chance to spend time with them. However, it was short lived since my great grandfather died when I was 5 and then my great grandmother died when I was 8 or 10. I can’t remember for certain.

Anyway, one of my fondest memories is of my great grandfather. I called him Paw-Paw with a stick because he walked with a cane.

I was about 3 going on 4 for this particular memory. It occurred over time and became like a tradition when I would come up to visit.

My Paw-Paw loved Twinkies. He would have a Twinkie every afternoon along with a cup of coffee.

He would quietly come over and whisper for me to follow him into the kitchen. Since I adored him, I did whatever he asked.

We would go and sit side by side and have a snack of Twinkies and coffee (milk for me). We even have a picture of this “tradition”.

He used to also come up and stand next to me real quiet and stealth like. When my head was turned, he would gently lay the rubber tip of his cane on my toes (always when I was wearing shoes) and pretend that he caught me. He would cackle like only a great-grandfather can. I used to get hysterical at this and looked forward to him doing it every time we visited. I would even go and stand next to him and turn my head on purpose just so he would do it.

He was such a kind and good man. Mom says he was incredibly smart and really, really, really good with his hands. People from all over the county would come to him to have them fix things professionals couldn't even fix.

I wish I would have had more time with him.

On a side note, when did they stop putting Ding-Dongs in foil?

I was reading about this on another site and didn’t know that they had stopped doing this. Pisses me off.


Mama Dawg

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Stars On The Water-Jimmy Buffett

Down in Louisiana, bayous by and by
Perogue pole or your natural soul
Keeps you tied to a tree high tide
Beer joint lights come on
And then the crowd starts rollin' in

(Pretty soon you got) stars on the water
(Just like) stars on the water
You got stars on the water, let it rain

Beaumont to Biloxi
Sea breeze at your door
Gypsy rains, dang hurricanes
White silver sandy shores
The "Blue Light" lounge is shinin'
Way out on the view

(It looks just like) stars on the water
(Just like) stars on the water
Looks like stars on the water, let it rain

When it's midnight down in Mobile
Shinin' moonbeams on the bay
They come from miles around to dance the jukebox down
And dig the good time sounds they all play
And all across the harbour
Night lights shinin' in

(It looks just like) stars on the water
(Just like) stars on the water
(Feels like) stars on the water, let it rain

Monday, March 3, 2008

Fun Weekend

I had a great weekend. The weather was perfect. Saturday was wonderful. I slept in until about 9 am. Mom got up that morning and went to the church rummage sale to help out. Light of my life and I got up and ate breakfast, got dressed and headed to the library. I needed to use the computer and light of my life just likes the library. We stayed about an hour and then headed to the rummage sale. I had donated a bunch of stuff there the week before and when we arrived, mom said that most of what I had donated was gone already! Made me feel good knowing I had good crap!

We bummed there a bit and then went and got lunch at a local cafe. We then went to my uncle's house to see if he'd let us use his backyard for light of my life's birthday party. As I mentioned before, it's a Mad Tea Party theme. His backyard has an Old English look to it, so it would be perfect for the party. He said it was fine. We chatted a bit and I got a couple of pics of a mockingbird at his entry way. The bird was just sitting there looking like he had been waiting all day for me to come by and take his picture! It was cute.

We came home after that and decided to do some yard work. I love doing yard work. Not planting and stuff, but the cleaning up. I have no clue why. I guess I just like the physical labor.

Sunday was nice and relaxing as well. Ran to Game Stop to trade in light of my life's old Gameboy Advance and about 9 games. She was able to get 2 new games (with me paying about an extra $6 on top of the credit). They were having a used DVD sale so I got 12 DVD's for about $28. Can't beat that!

Went to Wal-Mart and Payless after that. Came home, visited the neighbors and ate dinner. All in all, it was a nice relaxing weekend.


Mama Dawg

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