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Thursday, September 27, 2007

dearest blog,

i know i've been neglecting you for a while now. i'm sorry. it's just that, i've come down with something. something called adult onset A.D.D. for real! i have it! okay, not really...

i've got so many other projects i'm working on right now. i'm making jewelry. i've made a couple of album cover journals. i want to experiment with melting vinyl. i also want to experiment with resin. i've been pretty consumed with all that i needed (supplies and what not), to follow through on these projects. i think i'm done for a while, tho. i've got a pretty good start on what i need.

hopefully, you'll be seeing some of these things soon as i'm sure i'll be posting them. i've done a couple of necklaces so far that, i gotta say, "not too shabby". i even got kudo's from mom AND grandma-queen of all that is beads. for my grandma to give me props on a beaded necklace i made, that's pretty awesome! let's just say, that woman does not lie to save your feelings. of course, it was made out of sterling silver wire and had a sterling silver clasp. i'm not sure if that had anything to do with it, but i'm sure it didn't hurt.

i also just opened an etsy account. it's online shopping for crafty things. i only opened an account because that's the only way you can communicate with other etsy members and i had a question about resin, so i had to join. anyhoo, that's where i'm thinking of putting my stuff when i get a "collection" of things to sell. as you can see, now, i have nothing. but you will be the first to know, when i do.

if you're wondering, "what makes her think she can sell crap she makes?" no worries, i wonder that myself. if i fail, so be it. at least i tried. and if i succeed, that's just money in my pocket. i will get a pool one day!

until then, i'm sweet t and you're not.

p.s. i made a video. check it out over there on the right.

p.s.s. think of a name for my "shop". winner gets a free necklace!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Thursday, September 13, 2007

things to learn

-three point turns

-parallel parking for boats

-pulling in sideways

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

awesome-ness defined!

this video is so incredibly awesome! i SO want to do this when the shack is back... maybe the grand opening?




Ping Island from Blake Whitman on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

response

i'm not sure where leroy brown is, but if he's the baddest dude in the whole damn town, then i would like to hire him to find these peopel who broke into my car and kick the living shit out of them for me. :-)"

~Loonachic, vimeo user, responding to my comment about this video

Monday, September 10, 2007

weekend update/recap

friday - date nite! yay! well, i guess Sweet Cheeks had a late nite on Thursday, so she didn't make it out, after all. all good. we got to have that "surprise" date nite, HM wanted to take me on. he's so sweet.

he took me to a little hole in the wall joint i've been wanting to try out. good stuff! afterwards, we rented some movies; Fracture and some 300 Spartans rip-off. Fracture was good. i didn't watch the other one, but HM fell asleep watching it, if that's any indication.... CRAP, i didn't take them back this morning!!

saturday - up early. AGAIN! who can sleep with that creaky-squeaky-creak of the mop bucket? i know he means well and i should be grateful, but come on... who cleans at 8AM??? he was up doing all kinds of stuff. washing and waxing cars (getting them ready to sell), sweeping and mopping floors, i don't even know what that man does before i get up, but i am SO not complaining about it. unless, of course, it's the creaky-squeaky-creak of the mop bucket waking me up!

i got up and did some running around. i ran to Target to get a couple of cards (one for party later and one for Woz) and to Office Depot to look for some stuff for new crap i hope to create as a gift for someone (not S1!). i was gone for an hour or so... when i got back, Big Red was gone. =\ i didn't even get to say good-bye. Big Red, sold. gone.

Mamalane and Papatom came in around 3-ish. poor HM was so worn out (from all the car washing and waxing) and it was way too hot to do anything or leave the a/c, that we watched Fracture again. we had enough time before our reservation.

dinner was so good. we went to a local place, a "piano" bar. i think it says "piano" bar on the building somewhere. no where did i see "synthesizer" bar! i totally thot i was going to hear the Beverly Hills Cop theme song at some point in the nite! truly not the piano bar i was expecting. but really great food.

saturday nite - after dinner, i made my way down to our neighbor's party. the 2 G's were celebrating 10 years together. so sweet. i only went down there to say hello, give them a card and be cordial for a few minutes. an hour or so later, HM's walking down the street, wondering if i'm still alive. i was. i am. it was just so cool finally getting to meet everyone and get all the scoop about all the neighbors that weren't there.

these people have been in the neighborhood since it was first built, so they know it ALL. one woman is a realtor, so we got scoop on new development and why we we're not allowed to use the neighboring public pool. she even told us about a body being found near our dock. sad. we have a DEA agent living four houses down and a pot-head that lives across the street from him (they weren't at the party). they were all very cool people. i really hope we get to know them all better.

sunday - up early. breakfast at Nop's (don't hate, Addie)! we had an early start because we wanted to go down to the shack. the shack that no longer looks like a shack. it's sad and exciting at the same time. it's so amazing! the deck is higher than the old roof! i think it's sitting on 12ft pilings..? four bedroom, two bath, and a shower/rinse area downstairs. i took pictures and some video so i'll try and get that up, sometime, this week.

we also looked at colors for it. i'm pretty sure Papatom has his heart set on a certain color, but i'm not sure. it's either lite grey, blue grey, mauve grey, grey blue, or gray. i could be wrong. in my opinion: if it looks drab, people are going to treat it "drab". we need bright, cheery, clean colors to invite bright, cheery (clean) renters. oh yeah, it's going in the rental pool. so, no more 4th of july blowouts. =(

after we got back to the island, i went into the Lounge, looking for cheap drinks from HotBrian. he wasn't working, but i knew the guy who was, so we stopped in. there was talk of volleyball on the beach... say no more. I'M IN! i so miss beach volleyball. we only played two games, but those two games seemed like a lot more! i had so much fun. HotBrian and Lounge said they'd call me for the next game. yay!
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in other news: my Daddy's doin' fine! he went home Friday and i talked to him yesterday. he's all "good in tha hood". he goes back to work this Friday and after he's recovered enough from the defribillator/pacemaker install, he goes back for stints. he works 12 hour shifts in three days (Fri-Mon), so they will do the stint operations on Monday mornings and he'll have the week to recover before returning to work on Friday. the man is crazy, i tell ya.

i'm just glad he's better. miss you Daddy!

until next time, i'm sweet t and you're not.

Friday, September 07, 2007

conversations on IM

manny: what's wrong with emelda

islebehere: SHE'S CRIPPLES

islebehere: SHE'S CRIP NOW. THE BLOODS GOT TO HER

manny: STUPID

islebehere: :P

~asking about a co-worker walking with a cane

Thursday, September 06, 2007

all better


*virtual hug to my daddy*

yay! my daddy's all better. well, not all better... something happened with the defribillator and he has to get that fixed first. but he's getting out and he'll be back to work tomorrow nite... freak! i'd be milkin' that! he really sounds good, tho.

the st00pid hospital gave me the wrong room when i called earlier and had me talking to some old guy who sounded like he was taking his last breath! uh, needless to say... I FREAKED OUT and hung up. that couldn't be MY dad! it wasn't. whew!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

byop pics

these are just some of the pics taken: 1. BA 2. snack bar 3. sbw and breck (yes, that's his real name) 4. red velvet 5. snackage 6. jaws 7. fish hats 8. pollie freezing her butt off 9. HM and sbw (i love this pic) 10. gator pool 11. eat me 12. projector set up 13. JAWS! 14. hildy 15. baby pool with no baby in it 16. tha screen!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

weekend update/recap

first off, weekend was way too long! and people in my house get up way too early!! can a girl not sleep until the clock hits double digits, on a holiday weekend???

the BYOP party was great! there were some people who didn't bring pools, some people who didn't use their pools, and some people who just didn't show up when they said they would... (some people just don't get the concept of "babysitter"). some of our neighbors even showed up, which was very cool, sort of.

we've got the neighbors who live behind us - they have a pool and a really big dog and complain about our dogs barking. she was only, recently, nice to me when her kid had tossed a few tennis balls over the fence and they had to come ask for them, back. all pre-conceived notions about them being white trash lotto winners were basically confirmed. actually, not the lotto winning part.

our across the street neighbors - very nice people. older couple, married 10 years. pleasant, go with the flow people. she even came back for bloody mary brunch on Sunday and brought me a little towel thingy she crocheted(?) herself.
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sunday - i got some not so good news from the Stepmonster. my daddy's in the hospital. his heart started "racing" while he was at work. the last time this happened was 2001. i've talked to him the past couple of days. he says everything is fine and they're just keeping him to check his levels. he says they only kept him an extra day because the lab was closed for the holiday. but seriously, even when he says he's fine, how can you not worry about heart problems when the man has already had two heart attacks, octuple bypass surgery, and random elevated heart beats???

we vegged out all day sunday and watched movies.

monday - yesterday, i played with some of my bead stuff. i had to, since my Photoshop sux0rz again! i almost made my first necklace... almost. it was too short. i have to add a few more beads. watched a couple of other movies.

the boys went fishing and caught nothing we could eat.

this week, HM is on vacation! he's going to be working on the mustang (YAY!) and have my dinner on the table every nite, when i get home (double YAY!).

until next time, i'm sweet t and you're not.