{September 29, 2008}   Woohoo

Billy is back on Y&R, back in Genoa City, and I can’t wait!

{September 29, 2008}   HA!

Tina Fey does it again. The sad thing is, she looks too much like Sarah Palin, and this is too close to reality, that without me telling you … lol … would you know it was a parody? 😉

{September 28, 2008}   Happy Birthday Kyle

It’s my little brother’s 21st birthday today.
We’re heading out in a few hours to celebrate with him and my parents.
Happy birthday kid.
Looking forward to it …

Also – anyone see the debates on Friday between Barack Obama and John McCain? Barack did well – very presidential and intelligent, and while it wasn’t a home run to either of the candidates, he came off better than McCain, who seemed obsessed about the spending Obama had requested over his time as senator, while offering very little substantive of his own plans for the future of the US of A. As Obama pointed out to the American people at a rally the next day – “He said an awful lot about me, but very little about YOU.”

To continue with the birthday theme –
If any Americans read this blog
Who want to give my hubby
An awesome early birthday gift in November
Vote Obama! 😀

Enjoy the rest of your weekend every body.

{September 26, 2008}   Odds n Ends

So …

End of Week 1 of my diet …

Down 6 lbs. Hurrah!

Have my first appointment at the gym with a personal trainer tomorrow, see how that goes.

Looking forward to seeing my family this weekend for my bro’s 21st birthday. Happy Birthday kid!

Hope the debate tonight goes on as planned – if it doesn’t, McCain is a coward. And I think the RepubliCANTs are only sabotaging this bailout deal that congressional leaders and the White House are negotiating to basically hold up the debate. BOOOO!!! DEBATE!!! It’s what democracy is about.

This week’s been a boring one in case you can’t tell from my comparatively infrequent blogging, and the fact that said blogging, such as it has been, has been largely made up of short and/or impersonal entries. Figured better that than nothing right? (or maybe not …? lol)

But you’ll for sure hear from me this weekend – other than family plans I’m looking forward to, I’ve got nothing else going on! 😀 Take care.

{September 24, 2008}   Slacker Uprising

Check this out guys – filmmaker Michael Moore has made his latest biography available for free download! That’s how important he considers this film, and the upcoming US election it pertains to. Check out the preview:

And then sign up for your free copy at – and remember, VOTE!!!

{September 22, 2008}   Also …

Didn’t the Emmys suck?

I mean, … reality show hosts?

The poor directing?

“Wrap it up music”-ing esteemed and revered Oscar winners who are too good for TV?

sigh … no wonder it got the lowest ratings of any Emmys broadcast to date.

{September 22, 2008}   Happy Fall!

First day of fall today – hope the change of season brings everyone all sorts of lovely things. 🙂 I for one am hoping the season will bring a new figure, a new baby (and since when do THOSE two things go together? lol), and a new positive attitude. Looking forward to Halloween and our first time doling out candy … to the holidays and hopefully our first holiday as parents … and as sad as I am that my temp contract is coming to a close in 6 weeks, I’m taking the approach of being excited about the adventures that are coming my way thereafter as well. It’s an exciting time for Ari and I – anyone else have anything they’re looking forward to this season?

{September 20, 2008}   Day 2 of …

My new diet.

I haven’t had much to say this week, for anyone wondering where I’ve been since Wednesday. Not much new, and if there was, I haven’t had much time to say it in – Thursday was Meet the Teacher night at my school, and I had tutoring last night. So I guess some stuff new, but in that sense it’s just been routine busy-ness that I didn’t want to bore anyone with. Plus I started a diet yesterday, which means surliness, to anyone who’s ever been there lol.

I’m trying the Nutrisystem diet – VERY yummy foods and it’s all about portion control. So far I’m enjoying it; I’m just trying to get the timing down right to not eat things too close together and then go hours without food. But I’m doing that, plus went to the gym today … I’m not going to fail this time. I WON’T! Too many people to prove wrong, including and most especially myself.

And in that sense, I wish any of my fellow dieters luck, and think it might be fun if anyone’s interested to maybe get a support group going; it’s not easy and I think communication, accountability and people to share successes and divide setbacks with are all key. So to that end I invite you if you want to email me or post comments and I can come check out your blog if you have one, and we can support each other on our weight loss journeys. Post away! 😀

{September 17, 2008}   Nutrisystem

So I’m trying it.

My food was delivered today but I wasn’t here and didn’t drag my butt out fast enough to the outlet to pick it up tonight.

But Friday it’s going to happen. I’m not putting this out there to impress anyone or to make any claims that I will absolutely without fail 100% succeed at this – anyone who knows me knows I’m the queen of week-long, failed diets.

But I’m hoping the fact my very generous grandma is springing for this program, and that it’s now public knowledge, helps inspire me to stick with it.

Wish me luck.

{September 17, 2008}   Health and 90210

So feeling better again – but it is late so tonight’s not going to be a long one. And that’s fine too as there isn’t a whole lot new on my little end of the world. We’re still waiting on a certain important phonecall … work’s going basically smoothly, meet the teacher night is Thursday and that should be awright … the weekend was OK except for being ill … I HATE the new Facebook … lol … still going to ballroom dancing, still watching wrestling, glad my mom will be home from Montreal this weekend … miss her … but after what I just spent my last hour doing I keep meaning to ask, and share –

Anyone checked out the new 90210 yet? Anyone checked out more than the pilot? I’m enjoying it. I know from the POV of a ‘drama expert’ that it’s hardly high art – I’ve seen better TV, movies, theatre, whatever. But it’s a great ‘guilty pleasure’ kind of program, and they do a very good job of keeping enough interest around the veteran characters (Kelly and Brenda, the tie-in with the original cast of Erin Silver Kelly’s half-sister), without overwhelming the new cast with them. They’re giving us old fans our dose of the originals, while introducing us in a swift and interesting manner to the new cast. It’s a really interesting format and they’ve got me so far anyway. What do you guys think?

Otherwise thinking lots of my family and friends – both my parents have been out of town, and I’ve talked to my mom every day but I still usually see her once or twice a week so that’s been weird. And working, and then being sick over a weekend, isn’t conducive to seeing a whole lot of people either. We have two friends whose oldest children just started kindergarten in the last week or so and I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about them … we did go see a couple of my friends from high school this weekend but they have a new baby and I was sick so I didn’t want to stick around too long. And it was my best friend’s birthday two days ago – I hope she had a great one! 😀

Anyways guys I’m about to collapse from tiredness and have an early morning, but the point is that I want any of my friends who read here to know that just because it’s been a busy start to my year and then I got ill, that I am still thinking lots about you and doing my best to at least stay in cybertouch. And now that I’m healthy again, and gotten into a routine … you can expect to hear much more from me (I’ll leave that to you whether that’s a promise or a threat lol). And meanwhile, if anyone’s looking for an easy and healthy, guilt-free way to hang out with me, I have a “Y” membership which allows me to bring a friend 5x a year (ie between now and December). So if anyone wants to join me … let me know! 😀

et cetera