Friday, November 13, 2009

Hiatus

Will be on Hiatus. . .not sure how long. . .maybe indefinitely for all I know. . .will wait and see. Thanks for reading my nonsense folks; all the ones I know and all the lurkers too - much LURVE out tah ya :)

No reason, just a nice movie I like to enjoy with my girls. . .even though it's sad



xoxo

Monday, November 2, 2009

They took my INNERNET!

That was suppose to sound like those hicks on south park. THEY TOOK 'ER JARBS!

Well, I've been watching this fellow for quite a bit. I believe I posted the Obama Deception earlier. Here's more of him. Whether you believe him or not, he's always saying look for yourself. I like that he makes me think.



Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Alright Resolutions. . here we go. . .

Okay, diet and exercise and cleaning and organization, etc., I don't like you and you don't like me but I've gotta get serious about you.

Also, two posts in a row for me - Yippee!!

Okay, so here's what has been going down.

The mom-in-law had her partner pass away and was just a mess. I do feel bad but I honestly did not like the guy. Now that I have starting watching Dexter I'm beginning to think I might be more like him regarding death. I guess I see it as a part of life so I don't understand the grief and it makes me deeply uncomfortable to be around them.

Well, onwards.

She up and quit her job and received the house upon his passing. Well, she had no savings and wanted the money that we owed her for the roof that Dr. Evil promised her. Needless to say I was miffed that Dr. Evil would promise her something financially without consulting me and I had just gotten the debt under control. It wasn't paid off but at least we weren't doing a punishing payback to get it down. Now that I've given her the money I am back to square one for paying it ALL back. I hate having it and deeply wish it would go away but as always it takes time. So no more fun until I can get it back to where it has to be. No more extras, no more nothing. It's not too bad in the winter because I tend to hole myself up anyways. . .summer is when it's hardest.

So that's that. . .I'm broke-a** again!

Now on to other hopefully uplifting news. As always I'm trying to lose weight. Not succeeding at it but certainly trying. I'm going to try a simple diet and now that I have a treadmill - gonna try to do that too! I hope to keep the balance that I have going now. Taking the girls to school on Monday to Wednesday and then doing stuff on Thursday on Friday so that I spend the weekends working on fixing the house. I sincerely hope that I can get Dr. Evil on board with me. As it's important that we get our lives organized and on the same page for the kiddles.

Dr. Evil tends to always make grandiose plans but not really short-term do-able ones. I'm trying to work with what I have but he tends to stray into the "well, we can do this if you do this and we should do that if we get that." I'm always attempting to tell him; let's work on what we have and when we actually complete what is at the top of the list then we can move on to the other things. I'll see how that works out and what happens. Hopefully, I will be able to complete all my resolutions as it's been an icky year and I'm looking forward to it ending.

Here I go. . .

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Geez, it looks like everything and anything is ramping up, up, UP for me. I finished making some spooky cupcakes for the class and carved the pumpkins. I have now realized that I will be doing this every year. . .DAMN YOU ADULTHOOD. . .how did all this responsibility catch up to me?! Aaaarrrggghhh!!

Hope you and all your lil' trick-or-treaters enjoy a

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Here's something I have never watched before but sat down to enjoy it with the kids this year. . .it's pretty good :)






Thursday, October 15, 2009

And you think you have problems o_O

So, I am still uber-busy but I'm gonna try to squeeze in a blog post here and there.

Had a busy Thanksgiving, nothing I would call pleasant but got through it - now I don't have to worry about going up north which pleases me greatly. Not too happy about the fact that I had to give Dr. Evil's mother our loan back. I was hoping to do it in March but she's destitute after her boyfriend passed away and needs to pay things. How does one become destitute after a month??!! Well, it just leaves us destitute and I guess and I'm not gonna question it since the lady has been bankrupt a number of times. It looks like the boyfriend's sons are going after her regarding the house which she now owns. All I can say is . . . good luck with that and boyfriend's family.

On to other drama. The soon-to-be-divorcee called me up this week and asked me a favour. She wants me to babysit her non-potty trained son for the weekend. Normally, she wouldn't ask me such a thing as it's kinda obvious that I have a problem with a kid about to be four who's not potty-trained yet but I accepted. Why, you ask?

Well, her ex and Dr. Evil's high school chum went off his meds and was acting a bit weird. She took her son over for him to watch and when she came back later to pick him up her son was completely bruised and battered. Her ex was spouting nonsense and said he was going to jump off the balcony and was attempting to take their son away from her. She freaked out (obviously!) and called his mother. The police came shortly after and arrested him and now he's at the hospital. She has no one to watch him for the weekend since her mother is working and normally it was the ex who would do it. So I said "No problem."

Sometimes other people's drama pales in comparison to mine. . .and that's a good thing o_O

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Happy Canuck Thanksgiving!

Well, a short and sweet post!! Just wanna wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians out there :) I, of course, am off to the nowhere land known as Owen Sound for dinner and then a mad dash back the next day to get home. Ahhhh. . .fun o_O

Okay for some reason I can't put a pic up . . .so imagine some type of turkey pic here. . .



HAPPY THANKSGIVING Y'ALL!!!!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Back. . .albeit briefly

Yeah, been super-duper busy. . .probably not what would be other people's busy. . .but busy enough for me!

So I finished having Dr. Evil's B-day party, he turned all of 31 although I know both he and I look older. . .mostly me though. No one ever believes I'm an insane 28-year-old. . .more like a 48-year-old 'cause of the weight. Yes, I do look like I play World of Warcraft in my basement on a constant basis. As always, I'm trying to remedy that! I just want to thank the folks who helped me out. . .you know. . .all three or four of you who actually read my blog :) Now I also owe you money. . .please don't break my legs :S

I've also started taking the twins back to school. . .due to the hot chocolate incident I told them that I had to skip the rest of the school year but I'm back and hoping this weirdly freakish/h*llish year will be over soon! It seems the folks at the school are a little better organized now. We get a regular weekly schedule and now a monthly one too! She also put up a group on Facebook to tell us when it would be closed or if she had to leave early, etc.
This week they made handprint turkeys, and pumpkin playdough. This was vastly more fun than when I went earlier in the year. I'm also putting myself on a limited schedule from Mon-Wed since it seemed I never got anything done if I went the whole week. Also, Thursdays and Fridays, the place is so packed my kids never get to do anything so this works out for me and (yeah, I feel guilty!) them too :)

On another note, had my vents cleaned yesterday. Apparently they hadn't been cleaned in 7 years and the folks who owned the house before us were smokers and owned 3 dogs. This made for very nasty vents but according to the guys from Sears. . .not as nasty as the bird lady. I gotta say the guys were very professional and did some extra stuff for free for us. Also, I've noticed I don't feel that horrible lethargic feeling I was always getting from my allergies - BONUS! It's also warmer in the house since the furnace doesn't have to work as hard and most of the air is getting through now. . .I sincerely hope that the grand I had to pay up front will equal cheaper heating costs in the winter o_O
I also got to say this about Sears, never had to complain. I'm washing the twins' Dora sheets for the probably 300th time and they still look like I just pulled them out of the package. Outstanding!

So this week, the girls' will be in their godparent's wedding as flower girls. They're not really supposed to be in the wedding since it's a huge Persian wedding but their wonderful godparents decided to bend the rules and make them involved. I think that's awesome. They really are the most envious couple in the world . . .and I say that with love and . . .envy :P

Then we're off to the Sound for Thanksgiving since my mother-in-law is still at her wit's end after the passing of the boyfriend. I hope she can pull it together for her own sake since there is a lot of drama involved. But that's another story. . .

Take care, hope I'll have more time to post :)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Gone Baby, Gone. . .

G*d, that was such a sad movie :(

Will be on hiatus for a bit. . .got too much on the go right now. Will be back with better and fresher stuff to talk about :)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Cheer Up!

Clearly, I'm in a funk and need some cheering up. So I'm going to do what I always do. . .movie binge! It's the only time I ever feel like watching movies back-to-back. Romance, Drama, Comedy. . .as long as it's good it will inevitably cheer my sorry self up and I will quit my pity party and get back to work.

So far I've watched

Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging and I also enjoyed an enormous Doctor Who marathon. . .those Brits can do wonders :) I also believe I've become a Whovian.

Get back to it!!

This cheered me up too. . .California Raisin Michael :)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Do Not Speak Ill of the Dead

So just recently this person passed away, either today or yesterday. His name is Rooster. He did my roof for me and has basically been a father-in-law to me since I got married 7 years ago. He was a nice person at times and fun. . .if only he gave up the drinking.

When he was drinking, he was just horrible. I already dealt with his type before. Angry, arrogant, violent, foolish and just about everything else you could think of.

He left behind Dr. Evil's mother as his girlfriend of course and three kids. I believe he is the third sibling to die in his family. His eldest brother committed suicide and I believe another brother died of a heart attack. His parents are both still alive. They, to me, were not very nice people and punished him severely growing up. . .as bad as he was I still believe that they were much worse and that's saying something.

I find this very strange but I honestly don't feel anything at his passing. I've known the guy for many years. . .I normally feel something for well, anyone I've known that long. Whether I liked them or not. I just feel that yeah, he did douchy things and he did nice things but he's dead as dead and nothing will change that. . .it's just a part of life.

I'm surprised, I'm normally more sympathetic but I lashed out a little at Dr. Evil and he of course said "Do not speak ill of the dead" but I just kept going. No, that wasn't right of me and I'll apologize to him but I think. . .I was expecting him to die. I just didn't know when and here it is. Frightening really.

I wonder what will happen when other people I know eventually pass away?


Hope you're in a better place Rooster and found the peace you desperately sought. . .

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Haters to the Left

I believe this will be a very venting post for me. . .

  • I hate that you take super-duper long showers and leave the kids and I for hours with no hot water
  • I hate that you spend, spend, spend without thinking about how much you are spending
  • I hate that you never call to tell me how late you will be or where you are just as a simple courtesy forcing me to constantly call you
  • I hate that you are rude to me on the phone and tell me you're too busy to talk for 5 seconds
  • I hate that you never know anything; when you will be home, if you are working or not, etc.
  • I hate that you promise to do things and then never follow through, but jump at the chance to do things for strangers
  • I hate that you are always late! You were almost fired from a job for it, you caught taxis everyday at another job because of it and you just never go in at a consistent time for this job. Another thing is that it makes me late and folks group me in with you.
  • I hate that you never spend time with our kids. I have to force you to go to places just to spend time with them. . .you never just say "I'll take them to the park" on your own
  • I hate that you blame everything on your ADD. Lots of people live with all sorts of mental dysfunctions everyday and are still able to lead their lives in a respectable manner.
  • I hate that you are rude to my parents. Your family have never done anything for us in all this time and my family have done everything. I am never disrespectful to your family but you act that way constantly with mine. Anytime you're family do a little something for us. . .there are always strings attached.
  • I hate that you eavesdrop on my conversations. My friends hate it too and have told me that. Listen. . .it's my conversation; not yours. I don't eavesdrop on anything you say and put my two cents in constantly. Even worse is that you start shouting at me because you're offended that I'm refusing to listen to your two cents and trying to listen to the person I'm talking to instead.
  • I hate that you put others first instead of your own family. As I sit here sick wondering why you want to party with people you don't know instead of spending time with your wife and kids. . .but that has always been your choice.
  • I hate that even when you have free time. . .you always spend it on your computer. . .you have absolutely no hobbies or interests outside of a computer.
  • I hate that you have blocked me out of my own computer for years saying that it was necessary because I would wreck it. . .which is obviously not true. As it stands, I still can't download programs I want.
  • I hate that you never answer any of my emails or calls so I have absolutely no idea if you received them or not.
Geez. . .I could make this list go on forever o_O HA! I feel a little better now :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Cleanliness is next to Godliness

Is that the saying?!

Well, I'm going on a cleaning craze here. . .because let's face. . .I'm a stay-at-home mom. It's my job right?

That's probably why I like Mad Men so much. Not the racist stuff. . .mostly the clothes.

Everything from washing walls (kid's handprints) to ironing drapes. All for my oldest friends to visit me. This guy right here. . .And this chick right here and that same chick's sister. They actually got me into blogging in the first place - check out there blogs here and here ;)


I've know them for many, MANY years now. Now Dr. Evil also has LOTS of friends. Probably more than me. I only have to same small group that I still talk to.

Even though my life has diverged greatly in some cases from them. Shared experience can definitely bond people.

Dr. Evil is a little jealous that I have pals going back to grade school. He spent most of grade school in Saudi Arabia and didn't really keep in touch with anyone from there. He also spent a lot of time moving around in Canada and never stayed anywhere long enough to build friendships until he got to High School. Boo hoo for him. . .travelling all over the world o_O

So for these folks, I'm hoping to have my haphazard place spotless before they come. No easy task I assure you. Inbetween my mold-smelling carpet, vomit-stained sofa and mismatched decor I will try my best. Don't even get me started on the G*dd*mn garden!! Now it looks like I've got a nest of bees under my deck and it's out in my backyard that I want to chill with them.

After spending time at the Bombay Company. . .I was thinking WOW, this stuff is so nice! Expensive too! Why can't HGTV visit me and hook me up?? In the meantime it will be red and blue pillows and stuff I bought from Honest Ed's . . .only the best for my friends :P

Clearly I have absolutely nothing to blog about. . .Happy Back-to-School :D

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Three's Company


The other day Dr. Evil decided to "seriously" discuss with me the possibility of getting another wife. I am not joking.

His argument was that it would be more than beneficial. She could work and help me take care of the kids. I would have someone who could keep me company and that it would not leave me lonely anymore.

I countered with "well, why another wife?"
"Why not another man?"

My argument is; it would make more sense. I would have another man working in the house to provide for us. He could keep me company when you were always gone working. I could easily have children for him. Plus if he was the handy sort he could do all the things you leave like mow the lawn, take out the garbage, hang up my pictures, etc.

He said that wouldn't work because he is the jealous type. I of course, am not the jealous type so it would work better the other way.

So I said, yes. . .I suppose that could work but there are some things I would like from this person. She would have to live in a separate house because women are territorial over their things. Just can't have some chick coming in trying to re-decorate my place. Also, she could not have any children and would also be content with the fact that she could never have children. He said "well, what if she already had kids?
So I said "then she can't be with me because how would she support my children?"

"If this person never had any children, then she would automatically give my children preference instead of having her own"

I also said "Also, what if this person and I just up and leave you?"

"If we had all our needs filled with each other. . .why would we stay with you?"

I then mentioned an episode of Big Love to him where one of the characters had three wives and two of the wives left him to be together. When the character wanted to see his kids, they just laughed at him since he was not legally married to either of them and only his first wife. They just packed up and left him and he had no recourse to find them except to get in trouble himself for polygamy.

Dr. Evil didn't say much after that.

I think Dr. Evil decided to ponder his would-be polygamy a bit more ;)

Monday, August 31, 2009

"Lost Wages"

!Warning! Long Photo Post ahead. What I learned in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas means the "The Meadows." It was definitely "green" but mostly due to lots and lots of green cacti.

Drinking is pretty much free. . .booze makes people gamble. I'm the exception ;)

You must walk through a casino to get anywhere.

You better have a watch because there are no clocks or windows through any of the casinos.

There's no such thing as "skanky" when you're in Las Vegas.

Sometimes the accent can sound really "hot and sexy" or it can sound "trashy and screeching."

White people go wild when Bon Jovi or this song comes on. . .



Real cowboys terrify me. . .it's the brown in me; can't help it. I'm sure they were nice though.

Smoke anywhere you want. . .even in people's faces.

When you start singing the True Blood theme song to yourself; fellow fans will mob you.

The only music played is country, blues, serious old-timey, jazz and classic rock music - even at clubs. Apparently the good folks there have never heard of Britney Spears. I also heard this song well over a hundred times when I was there.



Some parents don't care if their kids walk right up to "wild" big horn sheep. Yeesh! As a matter of fact some don't care if you're just sitting at the edge of the Grand Canyon. Not like you can fall or anything.

Depite all the attractions I still believe it's a place for adults.

Apparently in Las Vegas. . . I'm one of the thinner people o_O Opposite George was downright anorexic compared to folks there.

The view is always beautiful. . .no matter where you look.

I would go there again in a second. . .although I might go with Dr. Evil next time ;)


Hualapai House @ Grand Canyon


One of the places I went to for my Bday; these folks sure love Bon Jovi!


The MGM Grand @ Night; very beautiful hotel

The Wynn and The Encore had awesome clubs; Tryst and XS

For some reason this Coke Store just fascinated me. . .it was directly across from a Pepsi sign of course.


One of the lovely Hualapai Girls was gracious enough to pose for me.

The Grand Canyon. . .I could have gotten a better shot if I went right to the edge but I was kinda scared too; it is pretty damned deep after all.


One of the boats @ Treasure Island. Fun for the kids - there's a nightly pirate battle here.


The Hoover Dam. . .ummm. . .it's a pretty big dam.

The Hualapai believe this is their chief come back in the form of an eagle rock formation. I believe. . .good way to sell stuff ;)


The Colorado River; I was actually in Arizona to see the Grand canyon. Nevada and Arizona's state lines meet @ the Hoover Dam. You learn something new everyday.

The New York, New York Casino. . .very cool to see.

Some Big Horn Sheep just chilling in the park eating grass like it weren't no thang. They are also the State animal for Nevada.


The Excalibur Hotel. Liked their themed dragon, folklore, myth shops. It's also where I saw the fabulous "Thunder From Down Under" on my Bday. Crikey!


I am a Sex and the City fan so I had to take the pic. I'm sure the guy thought I was weird but that store was completely empty.

The Paris Hotel around the middle of the strip. . .very lovely.

Just a stunning place; so lively and vibrant. . .loved it.

The Luxor Hotel @ night. . .my crummy digital camera didn't catch it that well but it was just fantastic. I saw the Bodies Exhibit in there.


My view every morning. The whole valley surrounded by beautiful mountains.

I went to see Cirque du Soleil's KA @ the MGM Grand. Superb show.


The Lion statue outside of the MGM Grand. . .the entire place was just so brilliant. Gotta recommend it to everyone I know. . .well worth the trip!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sweet Heat!

Will be on hiatus. . .see ya folks :) Enjoy the rest of your summer!!!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Meh!

I can't believe this month is almost over! I'm gonna have to start taking the kids back to school next month. . .aaarrrgghhh! It means getting up super early again o_O Well, if you get something for free(not really free because I pay and arm and leg in taxes) then there can be no bellyaching about it.

At least the weather is looking up. I hope to have at least a few fun-filled weekends before summer is completely up.

I've been a slacker of late. I was feeling in a funk again. I tried to suppress it. . .but it's difficult to do sometimes. To remedy my situation I've been watching LOTS of romance movies. I especially liked The Namesake, I think I cried about 5 times through that movie. My least favourite was Shakespeare in Love. . .that movie just plain sucked! How did that win an award over Saving Private Ryan???!!! It's only saving grace was having Colin Firth in it and he was the villain!

My rundown of movies I've watched. . .

He's Just Not That Into You
Pride and Prejudice
Love Actually
Girl with a Pearl Earring
The Namesake
Shakespeare in Love

I shall continue my sojourn into romance movies. . .does anyone have good ones to recommend?

In the meantime, the kiddles are really enjoying this weather. I filled up their pool (finally!) the other day and they just stayed outside for hours. By time I got them inside, gave them dinner and showered them; they were falling asleep!

The same thing happened yesterday. I took them outside and I was wondering why it was so quiet when I was on the phone with Opposite George. I looked up and told her " Girl, they done knock out again!"

Now, they went outside again and Dr. Evil went to check on them. He said that they were sleeping on the loungers outside o_O That just means I'll have a heck of a time getting them to sleep tonight. I'll assume it's a growth spurt. . .that and their sudden huge appetite.


Yeah, ROMANCE. . .wish I had some of that o_O

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Deadmau5

I only have that title up because their my new favourite group. I have their songs posted below. I'm not sure what their category is. Dance? Trance? Whatever it is . . .I'm really groovin' on it. Also, since it's said Dead Mouse they are my partners against my mortal enemy! That's right. . .I use the word groovin' :P

Came back from Marineland today. Pretty fun. . .helps that we planned the trip better. Packed a wheeling cooler full of food and got up earlier. Although we didn't leave as early as I wanted to leave. . .that's okay. Still go into the park a full half hour earlier than the last time I went o_O

Funny story. There was an italian woman with a bunch of kids older than mine and all of them were acting rowdy and fighting each other. She kept telling them to knock it off or this is the last ride they were going on. They started yelling at her "no, they wanted to go on the other rides!" So she answered them back without batting an eyelash. "Oh don't worry, I got the best ride for you kids. . .it's the one in the parking lot with four wheels. . .it's called the car ride home!"

I had to look away to stop from bursting out with laughter. . .zing! Parent - 1 Kids - 0

It's was nice to be out. I hate watching the summer pass me by without me doing anything. . .I know the funds don't allow it but I know that in the winter I'll simply hibernate. If I didn't go to school with the girls. . .I would just be in all day. Which reminds me, I need better winter clothes. The useless garments I call winter clothing are strictly meant for the cocoon that Toronto seems to be wrapped in. I always thought Dr. Evil was joking but ever since I moved here I've experienced true canadian winter! I'll need to bundle up before the leaves start to turn.

Lastly, enjoyed my True Blood and happy that my Mad Men is coming back soon. Just have to wait eons before I can watch Lost again. I really like True Blood. I think the story is terrific. The character are flawed. They have vices with sex, drugs and booze. I actually hate the main characters Bill and Sookie. . .I find them really annoying. Then I think. . .that's pretty good. Making a telepath and vampire so human. Humans are annoying and flawed. Unlike the characters in Twilight who are perfect so to speak. They hunt animals and have chaste kisses with their human lovers. Ecccchh!
As Beel from True Blood said (about Edward Cullen from Twilight)"He's a pussy! He's the Slim-Fast, Diet Coke of vampires."
Well said Bill. . .well said.

LOVE IT!


Awesome!


House Music? Whatever. . .it's sweeet!

Friday, August 7, 2009

An. . .Eventful Weekend



So, since all the cool kids are doing it. . .here's my Caribana 2009 rundown

  • After ten years. . .waiting to go to Caribana
  • Dr. Evil says he has to work. . .still waiting
  • Assume I'm not going since it's Saturday @ 2:00 p.m.
  • Finally, get on the road to Toronto. . .only to miss our exit and take an hour to get back to where we just came from
  • Park several major streets away and start walking
  • Finally arrive at around 4 and everyone I know is leaving
  • Spend time there until 8 and leave because families are gone and only the rowdy folks are left
  • $25 for 3 pieces of BBQ CHICKEN?!?! (Kissing Teeth)
  • Get up and attend Hut Like Peppa Picnic
  • Run into younger cousins
  • Plan a night clubbing during Caribana. . .also, have not done that in 10 years
  • Clearly, the drinking abilitly does not run in the family
  • Wake up with a pounding headache. . .spend the day very disorganized
  • Finally, make it to sibling's house and the kiddies have some fun
  • End up staying in Toronto until Thursday when Dr. Evil finally comes to pick me up o_O
  • Spend most of today sleeping and finally catching up on True Blood
  • Marineland tomorrow!
Yeah. . .maybe I'll skip Caribana next year o_O!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Trying something out. . .

I shall be wholly internet free for the next couple of days. Wish me luck as I attempt to push past thousands of stush West Indians just like me!

My new Bloggity Blog Blog!

Just stuff I find fun or interesting. . .

I'm outta here :)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Happy Hump Day!

An Updatish randomish post

So, gardening again. . .my favourite thing to do. o_O

Dr. Evil finally mowed down most of the jungle that had become our backyard and I can actually see the swing set now. I took those heavy clippers and nicked most of the giant spawning plants. With the rain and the monster plants, I honestly began to think that I was somewhere tropical cutting through the bush. Dr. Evil said he really wants a cutlass (machete) so that he can hack his way through everything. I can certainly agree with him as our yard is some kind of monsoon season, bugs everywhere, out of control plants that need to be chopped the f**k down!!! Forgive my language kiddies.

Also, while attempting to make the front lawn less ugly. . .it will still be ugly. . . we're just trying to make it less so. Dr. Evil and I are trying to put the plastic stripping down to create a definitive border because clean and orderly lines is the Canuck way to do things. Well, every so often while putting the shovel or garden claw in . . .it goes clunk! Lo and behold we found that underneath our dirt was chunks of concrete and brick. Not small chunks. . .Large ones!! So now a job that should have just taken a couple of hours is taking a couple of days. I would dearly like to ask the previous owner what compelled him to throw dirt on top of a border that was already there. . .jacka**! I'm glad it rained though. . .it will make the digging a lot easier.

Other news in my life. . .Opposite George will kill me because I haven't called her in over a week. It is the equivalent of abandoning my soul mate so I will rectify this as soon as possible. The main reason for this slight is because I've been out doing the g*dd*mn gardening all the freakin' time. She will not understand this. . .because she is my jealous girlfriend :P

BJL is getting married! YAY!! I love weddings and this was probably my only chance to attend a Jewish Lesbian wedding but alas. . .my heart is broken because I won't be able to go. So never in my life will I get to say that I got to attend a Big Jewish Lesbian, woe is me :( It sounds like it will be really nice. . .held on the waterfront in a mansion. At least Dr. Evil gets to go. I'm fairly sure though that I'm the only one out of that mutual group of friends that she invited. I'm still sorry that the exes couldn't be friends. . .but hey. . .hurt feelings are hurt feelings.

Soon-to-be-divorcee took me out for Japanese yesterday. I took it upon myself to call her since I think she got the hint that I needed some alone time during the weekends. . .mostly so that I could walk around naked. Turns out now that she will not be soon-to-be-divorcee since her and significant other will be getting back together. Hope they can make work this time especially for their son; I'll also have to find a new name for her. Dr. Evil watched all the kiddles for us while we went out and he just told me "Man, that kid just behaves so bad!" He then itemized to me a list of disciplinary actions he had to take to get him to behave. I simply told him. . ."yeah, I know." I already know first-hand it's not easy to rein in two and three year- olds but it gets especially hard when you just don't care to do it.

As for the kids; they're doing pretty good. Thing One is not healed yet but she's getting there. I'm able to take her outside and I have been for the past couple of days while I've been gardening. Heck, I even finally got to use my Barbeque and I did them up some burgers and hot dogs. Since I haven't barbequed in well. . .years. . .I forgot how easy it was and how delicious food turned out. I had done up some huge triple A steaks the other day too.

I also took the twins to Marineland and it's just as boring as I remembered it to be. Even more so now because I found out the Killer Whales don't perform anymore. I didn't watch the show when I was there but since I have a season pass to go the next I'm there I'll see how they changed the show up. I liked seeing the belugas though. . .it seemed like they were showing off to us. The trainers were nice. We asked them about a billion questions regarding everything and anything about the killer whales. She must have thought I was weird though when I asked her if the whales could mate with other species of whales and I referenced a mule and liger. She kindly told me that it was not a weird question and that in Hawaii there was a Wholphin. A Killer whale was housed with a female dolphin and they had offspring. I'm still sure she thought I was some kind of freak for asking her that. o_O

A Wholphin. . .yeah. . .freaky

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Quiz Time!

Getting to know you...
A Relative posted this on Facebook. . .so I decided to reprint it here and annoy you instead of my facebook friends :P

1. What time did you get up this morning? 10:00 a.m. (In my defense I stayed up late watching Party Down)

2. How do you like your steak? medium - rare

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Ugh. . Knowing

4. What is your favorite TV show? That's a tough one . . .I guess the Simpsons

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? On the coast of somewhere tropical

6. What did you have for breakfast? Toast

7. What is your favorite cuisine? Japanese

8. What foods do you dislike? Anything weird

9. Favorite Place to Eat? I don't really have one

10. Favorite dressing? Sundried Tomato

11. What kind of vehicle do you drive? Honda CRV - don't do a lot of driving though :P

12. What are your favorite clothes? Anything casual

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? India or Japan

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full ? I'm a realist. . .it's a glass.

15. Where would you want to retire? I'd want to retire somewhere clean and quiet; here in Canada

16. Favorite time of day? Morning

17. Where were you born? Toronto

18. What is your favorite sport to watch? Figure skating (does that count as a sport?!)

19. Do you love the one you're with? Most of the time. . .but I'd leave him for Wolverine and he knows that :P

20. What's the freakiest place you've done "it"? Ummm. . .the bathroom at the Sheraton. . .Lakeshore?!

21. Are you naughty or nice? A little of both

22. Bird watcher? With binoculars and that stuff; nope. Just sitting around and seeing who flies by. . .yes.

23. Are you a morning person or a night person? Morning, I guess...

24. Do you have any pets? Nope

25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? I'm going to Vegas baby :P

26. What did you want to be when you were little? A vet or animal trainer of some sort

27. What is your best childhood memory? ummm. . .don't have any good childhood memories but I when I was 14 I went to the Star Trek exhibit. . .that was pretty good

28. Are you a cat or dog person? neither. . .maybe more cat.

29. Are you married? Yup

30. Always wear your seat belt? Always

31. Been in a car accident? Nope

32. Any pet peeves? Too many to list

33. Favorite Pizza Toppings? Ground beef, Italian Sausage & Tomatoes

34. Favorite Flower? Peace Lily

35. Favorite ice cream? Cookies & Cream

36. Favorite fast food restaurant? Wendy's

37. How many times did you fail your driver's test? Three times. . .Fourth time's a charm o_O

38. From whom did you get your last email? Opposite George

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Wal-mart

40. Do anything spontaneous lately? Nope. . .those days get to the wayside when you have the kiddles

41. Like your job? Yeah. . .involves lots of cleaning and wiping butts :)

42. Broccoli? Yup

43. What was your favorite vacation? Mexico

44. Last person you went out to dinner with?Lalalallleeesssaaa; out for Japanese

45. What are you listening to right now? Pinky Dinky Doo

46. What is your favorite color?Green

47. How many tattoos do you have? 1 but if I had funds I'd have more

48. What's the wildest thing you've ever done? Umm. . .stripped?! Drinking too much at my birthday?! Hmmm. . .that's a hard one!

49. What time did you finish this quiz? 11:16 a.m.

50. Coffee Drinker? Sometimes. . .Vanilla Hazlenut. . .ahgahgahgahg :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Weather


Yeah, I'm going there. Now of course I don't have much to complain about. Cool and rainy weather doesn't bother me so much but it would be nice to have at least a couple sunny days. This is mostly because, even though I have a deck there is shade of covering on it of any sort and I would like to sit outside even if the weather is wet. Mostly because I would like some fresh air as staying in constantly tends to, of course make one depressed and Vitamin D deficient.

Now I know some folks are very upset that the weather hasn't gotten any better because it's the end of july and there really is only one more month of summer left before leaves start falling off trees and all that jazz. Well, I think I'm on the verge of agreeing with them. . .some sun would be nice. . .o_O

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Baby Girl

This is a shout-out post to Lalalallleeesssaaa's baby girl who is another year older today. Boy, how time flies. At the time I was getting married, one of my best friends was going to become a mother. You see folks like us are totally into doing things at an early age ;) As I recall, my good friend looked like she hadn't gained any weight and that she had simply stuffed a basketball under her shirt. Well, that basketball came out. A mini-version of my friend; pink and all but with nicer hair:)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lil' LISA :)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Happy Anniversary . . .to me! HA!

Well, my anniversary wasn't today; it was actually on Monday. Yuppers, July 13th is when Dr. Evil and I hung out at City Hall 7 years ago and made things all legal-like. Good thing too because we had been living in sin there for quite a while!

It's very surprising to me how much can change from the time I was 21 to 28. It really doesn't seem that it's been as long as that. I went from having not much of anything when I was 21 to meeting and having a boyfriend, a college education and two very cute munchkins in a house bigger than I thought I'd ever have.

Sometimes I think about that what if? scenario. What if I had gone ahead with my plan of moving to the middle of nowhere to get a job. What if I had never me Dr. Evil or decided to keep that job instead of going to college? What if I had decided to not have kids? Boy, it would certainly be a VERY different life. . .that's for sure. Too bad I can't have one of those machines that shows you what would have happened in an alternative life; that would quite a novelty!

Nah, I guess I'm happy with what I picked out for myself. Dr. Evil and I spent our anniversary watching Event Horizon and eating the cheapest possible food (taco bell - well, we're broke whaddya expect!). We did this at around 11 at night because Dr. Evil had to work super late as usual. I spent most of my day talking to my soulmate. . .Opposite George. . .we have an understanding ;P

So, as wonder what life might have been like it things were different. . .that's fine, because the reality is pretty damned good :)

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. . .TO MEEEEEEEE! HA!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Stuck in my Head

(yeah, I saw these at the circus. . .it was trippy!)

Ever get a bit of a song stuck in your head and for the life of you, you can't remember it?

Yeah, that happens to me very frequently. Mostly because I'm getting old and nostalgic. . .I want to be able to find the music that I used to listen too and enjoy. This song that got stuck in my head I knew was a Michael Jackson song that I really loved but just could not remember it. I could hum it but I just couldn't get the words in. I would hear brief clips of it on montages that CNN, and CBC and those other stations would play when talking about him but they would never play it enough that I could hear what the title of the song was!! It was grating on my nerves that I couldn't remember it because I associated a good memory with it.

I was sure it was the song that was playing when I went to my first wedding when I was around 7 or 8. Now those of you who know me . . .know that I LOVE weddings. I enjoy every aspect of them. I would go out of my way to attend one. I think they are a great celebration of love and the little details involved always tell me a bit about the couple. Elegant weddings, party weddings, last-minute weddings. . .yup, I love them all!! This wedding I went to was the first wedding of my cousin and it was a very 80's, princess, party, extravagant affair. They were playing this song and I really loved it. . .so having this happy memory. . .I wanted the song to go with it so that it could help me remember more about what happened. For some reason. . .songs make me remember things more fully. A time in my life or a specific memory. . .some songs will just make me do a total recall.

So I had given up trying to find this song. I spent so much time searching through Michael Jackson songs to find it but well. . .it's g*ddamned Michael Jackson. . .he's got HUNDREDS of songs!!!

So that brings me to my second part here. For the first time ever I went to the circus. The Shrine circus specifically. It was great. . .I loved the performers and the animals. I think the girls were expecting to see lions but there were only dogs, horses and elephants. Mind you, those animals were great performers. I loved the acrobats and there were plenty of those. I was wondering if all the adults were as pervy as me when watching them. . .but hey, those were some good-looking trapeze artists ;)

Well, halfway into the flying horses act. . .THEY PLAYED THE SONG!!! I so wanted to squeal "OHMIGOSH, IT'S MY SONG!!!" but seeing how I was front row and center I didn't think that would be a good idea. Also, I'll have to remember not to listen to my parents and sit somewhere that the spotlight will constantly be on me. Thing 2 fell asleep during the second half and everyone under the big top could see us while the clowns were literally two feet away performing in front of us. And, I was dressed pretty crummy and not wearing make-up. . .but they played the damn song. . .and that was important!!

I finally remembered everything about the wedding and as I was enjoying the glittery horses flying past I vowed to remember what that song was. So naturally, by the time I had gotten home. . .I had forgotten it again.

This morning though I had a vague dream about attending the wedding and the song playing . . the only words I remembered were "can't stop." So I googled Michael Jackson and "can't stop" and I finally found the song that I have been humming every day for a while now. Thank you internet and google!!

Now I shall listen to it about a hundred times since I was so excited to find it :)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

So how's Summer going for you?

Well for me. . .very boring. Inbetween not having any vitality and no funds. Yeah. . .pretty damned boring. . .at this point. . .it wasn't much different than winter.

There just doesn't seem to be that much free stuff to do anymore. I called up the rec centre and they said it was $15 to go swimming for one time and the pass is $35. I was like "what the H*LL!" I have to pay to go to a public pool here???!!!! No wonder so many of my neighbours have their own pools.

On the plus side I'm getting my vitality back. Managed to get my place to at least an upgraded condition after the wrath of Dr. Evil was placed upon it. Still have a ways to go. . .

It looks like I will now have to invest in an expensive lawnmower. I attempted to mow my lawn but since the grass now reaches my waist I can no longer do it with my pushmower. I had hoped Dr. Evil would have done it in the time that I was laid up but since he did not I don't have a choice about it since my yard currently looks like a jungle and is unusable. So I will take funds I don't have to proceed with this matter. . .and because I'm more than a little ticked off I've informed Dr. Evil that he gets his wish; the one he constantly kept harping to me about. Now he has all the gardening to himself. I will no longer do it. . .AT ALL!! He can go out and get it done to his heart's content and if it grows too long than it will be completely his responsibility. One less thing for me to worry about is good stuff :)

I got my passport today. . .yippee!! Unfortunately my picture makes me look like some oldie indian aunty. It also appears that I have no neck in the picture. When I was telling Opposite George this she began laughing so hard she started to choke. I saw pictures of the resort we were going to be staying at. It's very pretty. It has a man-made beach on it. I only wish I was going sometime when it was colder because I could probably use it then. As Opposite George put it I absolutely should go since I often sounded like I was having a mental breakdown. I don't doubt that she's right.

I guess my only regret this summer is that I won't be able to plan a great housewarming party. I'm of the schooling that if I can't do it properly than just don't bother doing it. I really wanted to so I could have a way of seeing everyone I haven't seen in a long time. Ah well . . .whenever the funds permit. . .maybe in 5 years??!! LOL

Hope you're summer is going splendidly :)

Old Dance Music to cheer me up



Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Fun Quizzy Time :)

CHINESE HOROSCOPE:
THE YEAR OF THE IRON DRAGON, WISHING YOU PROSPERITY AND GOOD FORTUNE IN THE CHINESE NEW YEAR
FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS - DO NOT CHEAT

TAKE 3 MINUTES - TRY THIS - IT WILL FREAK YOU OUT.

THIS GAME HAS A FUNNY / CREEPY OUTCOME. DO NOT READ AHEAD, JUST DO IT. IT TAKES ABOUT 3 MINUTES - WORTH A TRY

1st. Get PEN and PAPER

2nd. WHEN CHOOSING NAMES, MAKE SURE THEY ARE REAL PEOPLE THAT YOU ACTUALLY KNOW

3rd. GO WITH YOUR FIRST INSTINCTS !!!!! It's very important for good results.

4th. SCROLL DOWN ONE LINE AT THE TIME
DON`T READ AHEAD OTHERWISE YOU WILL RUIN THE FUN.

On a blank sheet of paper, WRITE NUMBERS 1
through 11 in a COLUMN on the LEFT.

BESIDE the NUMBERS 1 & 2
, WRITE DOWN ANY
2 NUMBERS YOU WANT.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE NUMBER?

BESIDE the NUMBERS 3 & 7 , WRITE DOWN THE NAMES OF TWO MEMBERS
OF THE OPPOSITE SEX.

CAUTION: DO NOT LOOK AHEAD or IT WILL NOT TURN OUT RIGHT

WRITE ANYONE'S NAME (like FRIENDS or FAMILY. ...) next to 4, 5, & 6
.

DON`T CHEAT OR YOU`LL BE UPSET THAT YOU DID

WRITE down FOUR SONG TITLES in 8, 9, 10, & 11

ARE YOU READY?
HERE IS THE
KEY TO THE GAME

THE NUMBER of PEOPLE YOU MUST TELL ABOUT THIS GAME is found in
SPACE 2 (obviously you don't have to do this!)

THE PERSON IN SPACE 3 IS THE ONE YOU LOVE

THE PERSON YOU LIKE but your relationship CANNOT WORK is in SPACE 7

YOU CARE MOST about t he PERSON you put in SPACE 4

THE PERSON YOU NAME IN NUMBER 5 IS THE ONE WHO KNOWS YOU VERY WELL.

THE PERSON YOU NAMED IN 6
IS YOUR LUCKY STAR

THE SONG IN 8 IS THE SONG THAT MATCHES WITH THE PERSON IN NUMBER 3

THE TITLE IN 9 IS THE SONG FOR THE PERSON IN 7

THE 10TH SPACE IS THE SONG THAT TELLS YOU MOST ABOUT YOUR MIND

AND 11 IS THE SONG TELLING HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT LIFE

NUMBER 1 IS YOUR LUCKY NUMBER

1. 4

2. 7

3. Dr. Evil

4. Laalaaleeesssaaaa

5. Opposite George

6. Sibling

7. That person

8. Lady in my Life - Michael Jackson

9. Can't Stop - Jacksoul

10. Human Nature - Michael Jackson

11. Everything is everything - Lauryn Hill

So I didn't cheat and this was my list; ummmm. . .a bit eerie . . .lol!


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Random Post

So here's my random/updatish post. Think I really needed one since I haven't posted in a while anyways.

So the kiddles are doing well. Little burn victim's wounds are healing up. Not quite gone yet but getting there so I've been able to take her outside. That helped because my lawn was about a foot long in the front. Since Dr. Evil wasn't going to do it, I got to work. Too bad I'm not ready to tackle the monstrosity that is now my backyard. Hopefully, I'll be able to do so soon.

Getting my energy back. Slowly but surely. My place is looking a little disaster-ish so I've got my work cut out for me to return it to the norm I'm used to as opposed to the norm he's used to.

Don't seem too ill anymore. It might have also been because I discovered I have another mouse in my house. As, I unfortunately found out when I moved in, I'm allergic to mice. I become lethargic, unable to breathe and I break out in skin rashes. Having never been allergic to anything in my life. . .this was pretty alarming to me. So from now on the mice are my mortal nemesis. I think it's about time I had one.

Planning a trip to Marineland. The twins keep seeing the commercial and every single time ask me if we can go. In fact, if they even hear it. . .they dash off running to see it. Marineland to me is meh. . .a glorified aquarium really. Since the girls want to go though I've taken some of our airmiles to get their ridiculously priced passes. Well I should be going in about two weeks. . .since that's how long it will take the damn passes to arrive. Who wants to go with??? :)

So I went out recently and saw someone I used to have a huge crush on. It was very weird seeing the person. As far as I was concerned this person looked just terrific. And here I was. . .looking ummm. . .not decidedly so. It was one of those moments when I wished I was looked really bangin'. I don't often get those moments since I've never really been overly insecure but at that moment I really wished I looked hot too. Ah well. . .maybe it should be a good motivator for me. So in case I ever saw this person again or anyone else I ever feel that way about I'll be able to not have that envy thing happen. Yup, sometimes that envy is a good motivator ;)
My mortal enemy as seen below. . .I was always a Bugs kinda gal anyways

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Bleecch!

Yeah, that's pretty much how I feel. I know I haven't posted for awhile but it's for the very reason that I feel like absolute and utter crap and I've felt like that for quite a while now.

Looking up my symptoms, it could be anything from blood pressure to diabetes. I went in for blood tests yesterday and hopefully it will be something that I can remedy easily.

After conversing with my doctor he says that besides having to lose weight it shouldn't be anything serious. Well, considering that quite a few young people I know are getting old people diseases is nothing new. It's not like they tested all what would happen from us ingesting all that growth hormone. Hopefully, our kiddies won't get the same raw deal that we did.

My friend Opposite George for instance, has kidney disease and she's the healthiest person I know. Never touches junk food or fizzy drinks. In fact, her doctors kept diagnosing her improperly because they just couldn't believe someone her age and in her health could be sick. Now she has to take medication for the rest of her life. I know other friends who have had everything from stress attacks to holes in their hearts. Even my good buddy Griz, who should by all accounts been healthy was struck down in his prime but thankfully he's bounced back.

I just gotta say. . .what the hell is going on?? I honestly don't think I should know of people my age getting sick with serious illnesses. I assure you it's not hubris about being young, the rules just don't seem to apply anymore. I expect to get struck in my 40's or 50's, certainly not in my 20's and 30's. That seems to be the trend though.

Well, there's a crapload more I could say about that but I'm already feeling light-headed again.

Still feeling sad about MJ. I guess because it looks like nobody honoured him properly. That BET tribute sucked. I wasn't the greatest fan. Around the 90's though I just got struck with Mike fever and went out and bought all his anthology cd's and of course Thriller. I was kinda ticked off that I had to buy thriller because it cost me $27.00 which I thought was kinda high for a cd that came out when I was born but I bought it anyways. Well, what can I say. . . that cd was worth it.

Here is one person's opinion, it's pretty long but I have to agree with his points. Whether you liked him or not, the man changed music. He was and always be an ICON. Highlighted if you're a tl;dr type of person.

Over the past week many of us have sat in seething anger as news show after news show and pundit after pundit have been granted large platforms and an abundance of air time to come and trash Michael Jackson. I’m not talking about raising a couple of controversial issues here and there, but some of the folks who have been dragged out the sewer with the express purpose of going all out not to just smash on MJ, but to do so in such away that it would hurt us. It was like some diabolical mind sat in a room and said ‘Here’s how you can really totally demoralize Black folks-take the biggest icon and treat him like shit while the body is still warm’ Watching the coverage of Michael Jackson on many of these mainstream news outlets has me wondering if MJ did something personal to some of them.
Simply put, OJ Simpson got and gets better treatment.





Now if it was just a Michael thing most of us wouldn’t care. Most of us would keep it moving and call it a day, but MJ’s music was the soundtrack for so many people around the world and for a variety of generations from the late 60s up to the 90s and beyond. Jackson’s videos, music, concerts all had deep meaning-and because of that we hoped that the criticism would be toned down and the hatred would be put away for another day.

I’m old enough to remember when Beatles’s legend John Lennon was shot and I don’t recall such hatred and long winded conversations about his drug use or anything like that. Right wing nutcases who found him to be this anti-war subversive figure dialed down their rhetoric and Lennon was allowed to be seen as this popular worldwide icon who impacted the lives of a generation of Baby Boomers. People understood with the passing of Lennon was the passing of an important era for millions of people and so his memory was treated with respect and dignity.

When Elvis Presley the King of Rock died, even though he was a drug abuser and about 300 pounds over weight LOL at the time of his death, the tributes paid to him were stupendous. He was seen as royalty and people rightfully recognized that his persona and music meant a lot to a grieving nation. People dialed back the critiques. The Elvis who symbolized an era and exemplified several generations of music lovers was much bigger then the Elvis who one could trash all day and so space to properly grieve was created.


No such respect has been given to Michael Joseph Jackson. And too be honest in today’s climate of ‘gotcha’ media one shouldn’t be surprised. We shouldn’t be shocked but for many the hurt is there and damage done. Its hard to avoid. There are many commentators and pundits who I will never respect again because they went there and gave no room for a nation to grieve and reflect on the meaning of man who meant so much to so so many over the past 3 decades. As I said earlier, these folks seemed to be a part of a much larger game plan where psychological warfare is at play.
Enter BET-Black Entertainment Television.

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Last night (Sunday June 28th) , all eyes turned to the Viacom owned music TV network as many of us perhaps naively hoped that those running the ship would use their platforms and immense reach to correct the wrongs we saw within the mainstream. After all, Michael Jackson helped put Viacom (MTV) on the map. I just knew CEO Sumner Redstone would see to it that one of his properties which has become the worldwide symbol for pop culture and music would ‘do this right’. All of wondered what sort of surprise Viacom/ BET would put forth.

Leading up to last night’s event the rumors were circulating. We heard Chris Brown was going to do a tribute with Usher as part of his comeback. We heard Justin Timberlake was coming in to do a special routine. We heard Beyonce had changed her routine around. We heard some of the Jacksons themselves were going to be there. (We later saw father Joe Jackson and sister Janet Jackson who left us in tears when she finally took the stage) The word was BET was gonna deliver and deliver big and deliver like only BET can.

We already knew BET was scheduled to pay tribute to the O Jays and so one figured they were already in the zone. Perhaps the O Jays themselves would set the tone having known MJ and coming from that important era in our history where music and social causes all merged together. Who better then the O Jays to say a few words and put a grieving nation at ease. We figured some icons from the Motown era would be on hand last night to say a few words-Diana Ross, Barry Gordy, Quincy Jones, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Harry Belafonte, Smokey Robinson etc would maybe come on board-not to perform, but to offer up their own insights and share in the tribute/ celebration for Michael Jackson. And if they couldn’t show up in person because everything was so sudden and so last minute then Viacom with its worldwide reach and set ups in every country on planet Earth could’ve sent a camera crew to Timbuktu if needed and get some insightful words from the aforementioned and beyond.

We thought every record industry executive from Clive Davis to Tommy Motolato the people who run the Grammies to Bono from U2 on down would’ve been on hand to say a few words and talk about how Michael Jackson saved their industry. We thought we would’ve heard more about the charities he so generously gave to over the years so folks would better understand that he was more than the white glove and moon walk.



We figured there’d be pictures, vintage footage and a somber moment of silence for Michael Jackson. Did we have a moment of silence last night- I may have missed it? All I know is we wanted more for our ‘King’. This was our true king when it came to pop culture and music. As I mentioned so many of us were grieving, so many of us felt like we were being assaulted, so we really looked to BET- Black Entertainment Television to rise to the occasion in ways we had never imagined.


Michael Jackson was not some beefing rapper from the streets who got shot over some petty nonsense. He wasn’t having a war of words with 50 Cent, Rick Ross, Suge Knight or some other artist. He wasn’t some Johnny come lately who had one or two hit songs and that’s it. He was Michael Jackson-worldwide icon and when he died in spite of controversary or what me and you may have thought about him, the music world needed to stop. All the stops needed to be pulled out. When John Lennon died the world stopped. It came to a halt. I was in school and we suspended our lessons to talk about John Lennon. When Elvis died the world stopped. All hands were on deck. People cancelled whatever they were doing and they flew to where ever they needed to go to to pay homage. When 2Pac and Notorious BIG died the music world stopped. We suspended our programming on the radio station for two days as family friends and whoever flew in to honor them.


My point in referencing that scenario is that with the death of Michael Jackson and all eyes on the BET Awards show owned by the biggest music network in the world and one of the biggest media companies in the world, this should’ve damn well expanded beyond BET. The call should’ve went out; ‘Stop what your doing-All hands on deck… the King of Pop died and proper tributes must be paid. If the show goes over an hour so be it. If Lil Wayne and Drake can’t change up at the last minute and use their incredible talents to do something more fitting versuses the profanity laced bs routine they did last night about wanting to screw every girl in the world and have what appeared to be 12 year old girls on stage-then its time for them to fall the hell back. Save that nonsense for another date and time. Alicia Keyes kept mentioning the spirit in the room was enthralling and that everyone was feeling Michael’s presence. It was hard to tell on TV. We wanted more than a shout out to MJ after each song was sung. We wanted more, needed more, expected more from a network so powerful.

We understand people didn’t have time to prepare and hone things to perfection. We understand that that it was last minute, but the rule of thumb in show business has always been when in over your head keep it simple. Where was the film montage like they did for the O Jays? To be honest that was all that was really needed. Imagine if we were treated to a 15 minute film montage and then Janet came out to speak followed by Jamie Foxx andNeyo singing? That would’ve been butter- pure butter. Imagine if this was done with a nice set up away from the regularly scheduled routines which at times seemed mediocre and totally in approapraite if MJ was being honored?


A Few things to Ponder….

Just sad.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Rest In Peace Michael

Wow, I was pretty shocked to hear about that death! Regardless of the man's very complicated life he was an ICON. You could probably go to the poorest village in the middle of nowhere and say his name and they'd know exactly who he was.

And honestly, the guy was immensely talented. If he didn't have the talent he did the barriers that existed in his day would not have been broken.


Rest in Peace, Michael Jackson 1958-2009


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day Post


Well, I might complain about Dr. Evil an awful lot but my job would be a hell of a lot harder if he wasn't around.

Got up this morning and since I didn't have groceries to do a big breakfast I settled with honey oatmeal, some cut-up apple and a mug of tea. I made Thing One and Two carry it to him in bed. They shouted "Happy Father's Day" and gave him a big hug. One of the mushier family moments I've had o_O

So to you pops out there. . .

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!!
Ain't nothing you can say worse than "I'm a tell yo' daddy!"


This one right here is the BEST!! Somebody gonna get a hurt real bad. . .LMAO!!