Blogger is really getting on my nerves, so I've ditched them. The last straw was making me change to the new blogger...didn't wanna do it but had no choice.
Anyhow, you can find me at:the NEW Shannon Chronicles
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I'd bet we got over 4 inches of snow yesterday. My car is completely covered...it's so deep, the dogs' bellies are just shy of being in the snow. Gosh I'm sick of snow. And, having to drive in this mess tomorrow morning just scares the shit out of me.
Yes, after four years in Alaska, I can drive in the snow and ice better than most people in this particular state. I just miss my Explorer and am kicking myself in the ass right now for buying this Mustang and not buying either another Explorer or the Jeep. That Mustang has the traction control shit on it, but honestly - it's not much help on ice. That rear end still wants to slide out from under you if you're not real careful and the antilock brakes do a lot of popping.
This snow is so deep compared to last weekend's snow, I really do dread getting out tomorrow morning to take the babies to school. Guess I'll get out there this afternoon and try to at least get most of the snow off the damn thing so I don't have to do it tomorrow morning.
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The "Games People Play" Meme...
Erica over at Erica's Blog
tagged me to tell five things that folks may not know about me.
This is going to take some thinkin'. I'm pretty much an open book, so most likely what I come up with, all who know me will know these things too. I'll give it a try though - here goes:
1. I've only seen one celebrity in person and that was Kenny Chesney. We'd just closed on our old house. Before moving in, we were staying at a local hotel the first week. We'd come out to the house and work all day, then we'd get something to eat on the way back to the hotel.
Well, the first six months in our old house was extremely stressful. Everything I thought would be easy was anything but. That first week - well, I was completely overwhelmed. I was terrified that I'd talked husband into a horrible horrible mistake and he made it no secret that he HATED this house which just compounded me feeling completely awful about the entire situation. We were so worn out - and it'd not even been a week we'd owned the place.
One evening, we stopped at the local Burger King and ate. I don't remember us saying a word - we were just in a daze from the complete mess we had facing us in the kitchen. After eating, we got up and tossed the trash and with our two babies, headed to the front door of the restaurant. As we headed out, three or four men were coming in. I didn't really look at any of the men, but said, "I'm sorry, excuse us" to the small man in the doorway. I overheard one of the men say, "Wow, that was odd, huh?" I thought, what was so damn odd about saying excuse me...
Outside, I think it was daughter who said, "Wasn't that Kenny Chesney?" The light bulb went off...DING DING DING DING...that WAS Kenny Chesney - the small guy I'd said excuse me to! We couldn't believe we just walked right past him and in our "old house horror daze" hadn't even realized it until our four year old pointed it out LMBO! Sure enough, out in the parking lot was the huge tour bus that had his name on the side. I wanted to go back to our hotel room and get the camera, but husband said no lol. Said the guy probably enjoyed being ignored and treated like a normal person ha! And, once I thought about it, I knew he was right. I bet out of all the fans he's ever met, he'd probably remember us because we're probably the only fans who acted like he was a nobody as they passed him in a doorway ROTFL! Hey, old house daze will do that to you lol!
2. Growing up, we had a Siamese cat named Ling Ling who was super smart. He was truly a wonderful pet. Mother brought him home when I was six months old and he lived until I was 15 or 16.
One of Mother's many pet peeves was not flushing the toilet after you used it. My brother and I regularly got our asses chewed off for there being pee in the toilet and it not being flushed. I would say that it couldn't be me because there was no toilet paper in the toilet. My brother would say it wasn't him because the toilet seat was down. Regardless, Mother thought she'd cover all her bases and just chew us both out for it.
One weekend, I had a friend spending the night. Mother knocked on my door softly and told us to quietly come out in the hall. We had no clue what was going on, but out we went into the hall. Mother said to hurry and peak in the bathroom, so we did. There, in all his glory, was Ling Ling - sitting on the toilet, peeing.
Yep, we had a cat that would use the toilet. We never did teach him how to flush though lol. All those ass chewings, and it was the cat peeing in the toilet the whole time. She would have never believed it if she hadn't seen it with her own eyes.
3. My husband and I met on a blind date. The only blind date I ever went on. The first time I saw him smile, I just knew he was the person I'd been searching for my whole life. He was also the last person I ever went on a date with :).
4. I was so bored when we moved to AK, I taught myself HTML and started a website. In doing so, I was able to get a job with the company that eventually purchased my website.
5. When I was a kid, the movie The Black Stallion was popular. Several years after the movie, the horse from the movie was at the coliseum in Montgomery, AL. My best friend's parents took us to see the horse and he was absolutely beautiful. Before the show, we were able to see him in his stable. We were pretty surprised to see that he wasn't as big as the movie had made him appear. He was actually on the small side for an Arabian. Our second surprise was the fact that he wasn't all black. Apparently he had a white spot on his forehead and two of his legs had white near the hoof. These spots were a bluish color from being dyed black before each show.
It was an amazing performance. My friend's Dad always told us we could train our horses to do anything if we had enough patience, "You can train a horse to sit down at the supper table and eat supper with you - if you wanted to." After seeing this horse, I believed him. The trainer took his halter off and with whistles and hand signals, this horse did stunt after stunt...and looked absolutely gorgeous the entire time. To this day, I've never seen another horse as beautiful as he was. I used to have pictures I'd taken with a Polaroid camera my Dad had given me. I have no idea where those photos are now though.
As far as tagging anyone - I think most everyone I read has already done this one. If you haven't - give it a try and post a link to it in my comments so I can read your five things!
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President Bush's Speech
I know that by this time tomorrow, the left-wing nuts (both politicians and the media) will be full speed ahead, doing their best to condemn this new plan whether it deserves it or not. Of course, it will have nothing to do with the plan itself or that they have a better plan to ensure victory in Iraq. Their condemnation of the plan will have nothing to do with our national security, our nation's future - or even remotely related to what is in our nation's best interest. Their objections, their ranting and raving will be based on their continuous MAIN objective: political power. Nothing more. Nothing less.
Failure in Iraq is what they based their campaigns on in 2004 and 2006. A good plan - a change in strategy in Iraq that could achieve some real progress - well, while good news for our country (not to mention good news for Iraq and the entire middle east) is bad news for these left-wing fucktards. After all, they have 2008 to think about!! Anything positive to happen, well, that could possibly jeopardize their "Iraq is a complete failure" soapbox. They wouldn't be able to use dead Soldiers and Marines as political grenades against Republican rivals if Iraq started to turn around.
It's pretty sad when these left-wing idiots, our own citizens - not to mention elected officials, have themselves positioned where only our defeat in a war
will help boost them politically. What's truly disgusting is that their objections mirror Iran and Syria's. Gosh, it must make them proud to sound LIKE OUR ENEMIES...
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|Your Life Path Number is 3|
Your purpose in life is to express your unique self.
You are a creative and artistic person with an interesting view on life.
Witty and outgoing, you enjoy sharing your crazy ideas with anyone who will listen.
A total social butterfly, you're the life of any party.
In love, you inspire and enchant your partner. You are often an object of fantasy and desire.
While you are very talented, you sometimes lack the ambition to put your talents in play.
And while your wit carries you a long way, you occasionally use it to mask your true feelings.
Your natural abilities can bring you all the success in the world ... if you let them
I wouldn't say I inspire and enchant - and I'm so not
a social butterfly OR the life of the party lol.
I do lack ambition though...not that I have any real talents, but these days I just can't find anything that even remotely interests me so I pretty much do nothing - much less anything interesting lol. Definitely need to get out of this slump I'm in and find something to do, that's for sure.
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Not sure where I ran across this, but thought it was interesting...
|You Are An ISTJ|
The Duty Fulfiller
You are responsible, reliable, and hardworking - you get the job done.
You prefer productive hobbies, like woodworking or knittings.
Quiet and serious, you are well prepared for whatever life hands you.
Conservative and down-to-earth, you hardly ever do anything crazy.
You would make a great business executive, accountant, or lawyer.
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