September 26, 2008


That's me lately. Not much to talk about because just about every day is the same.

I have started exercising again, hoping to tone up a little, I've gotten a bit flabby since I haven't exercised regularly in about a year.

W found a Wii cheap on Ebay, so we've been Wii-ing quite a bit. Should I be concerned that my toddler bowls better than me sometimes? He's also beaten me at baseball. I seem to be the best at the tennis. It's a lot of fun and W is getting some exercise. THAT alone is worth the price. We've not encountered any issues with a used game system, so yippee.

Already talked to Missy a little about this on half of the morning show was fired last week, completely out of the blue. The new guy started on Wednesday and he seems ok. I googled him, and to my surprise, the dude has a CMA award. For best radio personality, medium or large market...that seems like a huge thing to me. One of the other part timers was also fired THIS week, for being a complete dumbass and not turning off his mike before telling a joke with an inappropriate punchline. That has led to more hours for me, including having to work Tuesday night, and I'll have to work a fairly long day on Sunday, which is normally my only day off. It will only be a temporary thing, they plan on hiring at least one person to do what he did. I'm actually off tomorrow, performing another wedding, this for a friend of W's. Nowhere near as fancy as the last one, we'll be changing out of our dress clothes right after the ceremony and then gonna PARTY!!!!! Football is slowly winding down for the night, I'm ready to go home and watch the finale of Gone Country II.

Hope everyone out there in the internet land is doing well. Haven't heard from my mud chicks in a while, but I know how busy we all get, and besides, I haven't been posting much.

Happy Fall, I am so ready for some cooler weather and smaller electric bills.

September 18, 2008

in an unrelated note

In another cosmically unfair turn, I can't find my hairdresser friend. She's done my hair for like two years, the last few times at her house instead of at the salon, obviously to save money. Well, I am in desperate need of a perm and trim, and gave her a call to get it scheduled....yeah....her cell phone doesn't work anymore. And she isn't at that salon, anymore, either. They don't know where she went. I SUPPOSE I could stop by the house, but I don't wanna freak her out, especially if she moved or something. We have a wedding next weekend, which I am performing, and was really hoping to have my hair under control by then. Now, if I can't track her down (I've been trying since Monday) I'll either have nasty hair or I'll have to pay twice as much somewhere else. By the way, this is the second time I've lost track of my hairdresser....the last time I saw my other favorite one, I was six months pregnant....went back to the salon for a trim when Bubba was a few months old, GONE. Noone could tell me where she went. SO yeah, don't have the best of luck with hairdressers.....

Also, one of my mom's cats died Monday night. She was 16. had been going downhill for a while, and she called me to meet me at the vet for the euth, and before they got her out the door she was just gone. Honestly, mama shouldn't have waited so long, but she just couldn't bear to lose her. She had been eating/drinking up until the very end, which is why mom never called the vet. Farewell Baby, Littlefoot, Miss Priss. We'll miss you.

Oh, yeah, 16 years ago tonite was the first time I laid eyes on W. We've been a couple ever since. Life hasn't been too kind to us lately, babe, but I love you very much. Here's to another sixteen years, hopefully a little easier. Mwah.

September 16, 2008


...I normally keep out of politics, but this election is driving me mad. I hate politicians, I think they are all crooks and scum and promise whatever to get elected and then do whatever they want. I do NOT want to start a political discussion about the current candidates, I just wanted to say, that either way it goes, it scares the crap outta me. I don't know enough about either to make a judgment and I have no clue yet how I'm voting. I DO know that Ms. Palin scares the hell out of me, as a woman who wants to overturn Roe v. Wade. Potentially having a VP with that mission is scary, at least to me. Again, I do NOT want to start a great debate, this is just something that has bothered me for a while and wanted to throw it out there.

September 15, 2008

Woah. Edited, AGAIN,

The link no longer goes where I meant it, but I found a picture I was able to save and then upload. It's a picture of a place near Galveston, an entire subdivision wiped out, except for one house left standing, appearing totally untouched. I took the link out, since it didn't work.

This picture scares the hell out of me on one hand, and then totally amazes me on the other.

God Bless all of y'all in Texas and elsewhere dealing with Ike. I'm sorry anyone ever has to go through this kind of devastation.

September 06, 2008

all is well

Hanna was a sissy, if you ask me, at least for us. Had some heavy rain, some wind and the lights flickered twice but never went out. We've spent the day indoors, because somehow my child has come down with a cold. I'm hoping to avoid catching it, but that's not likely.

Catch y'all later.

September 05, 2008

rain rain rain

It's about 1045 pm. Boys are in bed. I'm on the laptop that keeps crashing on me. It's been raining hard for a while. Front yard is pretty flooded, too dark to see into the back yard. I'm sure it's pretty flooded, too. Since it's so dark, I can't really see how windy it is, but every once in a while we hear a good gust that kinda rattles the house a bit.

The poor dogs want to go out and pee, but I won't let them. I'm hoping for a small break in the rain so my house doesn't smell like wet dog. But eventually I'm gonna have to bite the bullet and let them go out. Another reason why cats are so much easier.

Okay, I'm gonna try to pogo for a bit, if the computer cooperates.

Oh yeah. NASCAR postponed tonites race and even tomorrow nites and they will run back to back on Sunday, with the Cup race first. However, JW at the station basically took me off the schedule, since the other guy was scheduled for Sunday anyway, and they are only going to broadcast the Cup race. I don't even have to go in to voicetrack. Two weekends in a row off, I don't know what to do with myself. I believe I'll still have to go in Monday nite to run the football game, and that will suck, but you do what you gotta do for a paycheck.

Catch y'all later.

4:30 Edited 4:45

Cloudy again but not raining. This is my last update since I have a ton to finish before leaving for the weekend....I'm picking as much up off my floor as possible so if it floods the damage will be minimal. I kinda hope my actual desk gets damaged so I can ask for a new one. hahahahaha.

Stay safe everyone, everywhere.

Ok, came back quick enough to mention that it's now POURING again. Heavy heavy downpour...guess how many stops I have to make on the way home. At least TWO! DAMMIT.
They've also added a tornado watch in effect until tomorrow sometime, in addition to the tropical storm warning and hurricane watch. Wonder how many more we can add? ahahhahah.

See ya.

3:05 PM

Bright and sunny outside. Newest update wasn't much different. Hanna is coming, but they can't positively predict where. Anywhere from about 4o miles south of us, to 40 miles north of us, with us in the middle. She's almost a Hurricane last I looked. She isn't expected to get much stronger than a MINIMAL hurricane.

1:30 pm.

Okay it's now pouring down rain. One of the outer bands is coming ashore far north of the main system. They keep changing landfall, so I don't really know what to believe...anywhere from 40 miles south of us to RIGHT ON US.

Still don't know if I have to work tonite or not. Landfall is predicted between midnite and 2 am, but conditions deteriorate well before then. Left a message for the boss, haven't heard back.

I'll try to post before leaving the office.

Just talked to boss at station. No race tonite...they'll be having folks in live to keep doing reports. and a live shift in the morning for aftermath, but I don't have to go in until tomorrow nite for the Cup race, which will probably get rained out as the stupid storm heads north. grrrrr.

yeah, this may not be good.

Yeah so they updated the path of Hanna this morning....see that little "S" at 2 AM Saturday? That would be Myrtle Beach. Again, it's not going to be a strong storm, but still. It wigs me out a bit to know it's coming right for us. We were expecting peripheral effects, but this way will be a bit more. I'll keep y'all posted. Again, as far as I know I have to work at the station tonite. I'll be able to post from there, but once home, most likely not. Ack.

September 04, 2008

Tropical Update

Ok, Hanna is moving north of us, as projected now. I'm not very worried about it, since she'll barely manage to make a Category 1 Hurricane at this point. While our Governer has issued voluntary evacuations of some coastal areas, we aren't going anywhere. If it stays on track right now, landfall will be well north and west of us, and the east side is normally the weakest. So Hanna doesn't pose a HUGE threat to us, but we will still have rain and wind and probably flooding. Not a big deal, probably no worse than a regular big thunderstorm.

We are keeping a close eye on Hurricane Ike, however. He's a Category 4 right now, and he's heading towards the Florida coast, but it's not known whether he'll travel up the coast or cross Florida and go in to the Gulf. There's also Josephine out there to deal with, but she's a lot farther off.

As it stands now, I'll be working tomorrow night at the radio station, whether it's for the high school football game or for the race remains to be seen. First they postponed the game, then set it for Wednesday night, and now it's back to original date and time. I'm waiting for the call that they've postponed again. Then I'll be doing the race. Saturday is up in the air depending on how bad things get (won't be bad) and if we lose power or not, which I doubt.

Anyway. I'll check in some time, but don't worry much about us yet.

ETA: just got word that football game was moved to Monday. and court for tomorrow has also been cancelled. Boss1 now has nothing and I spent all that prep time for nothing.

September 02, 2008 is fun!!!!

Gustav won't affect us at all, however Hanna is headed straight for us at this point. Last I checked landfall would be south of us, which is bad. the northern end is normally stronger. However, if it stays as a Category one or two, we'll simply batten down and ride it out....stronger than a two, with landfall south and we're GONE. Life is in limbo right now, till we know what's up with this storm. I dread the thought of evacuating, I really do. I'll keep y'all posted.

We didn't go to the zoo over the weekend. We just stayed home, to let A recover a bit. In about six months to a year the doctors will remove his eye and fit him for a prosthetic. My brother is doing much better, but we're still pretty bummed out. We had a great family weekend, between just me, W and Bubba and some EVERYONE time, with my parents, brother and A. I got too much sun, not enough sleep and ate too much food. Good times.

Hope y'all are well.