Saturday, December 29, 2007

this is why....

i should be sleeping instead of wandering around the internet in the middle of the night.

oh i almost forgot my thyroid levels were 'normal' forgot to ask what 'normal' was as i was half asleep again.

Monday, December 24, 2007

the two year plan

So today I had to haul MC into the pediatricians office for the wierd rash she's been suffering for a while. Well lately everyone has been asking me what I like to refer to as the 'million dollar question'- "So when are you having another baby?'

Hold on a sec and let me back up....
Now I KNOW I've been gaining weight recently and what not but more so in the last few months(i suspect my thyroid is out of whack again). This point was driven home today when while at the pediatrician's office and we were chatting as we always do(i LOVE her to death she is AMAZING and like part of the family) so she made some comment about how i was 'looking healthy' which at first i dismissed as no big deal, next thing i hear is the dreaded question of 'so any reason for that?'. Gee, how wonderful that makes you feel when your PEDIATRICIAN notices how much weight you've gained and assumes that your on what i like to refer to as the 'two year plan' where when your toddler hits age 2 you have a 'new' baby.

Mind you this isn't usually a big deal I can blow it off as a societal norm or expectation to 'fit in' but seriously why is it that everyone expects me as a young, mother to have another baby right now? Is it because the one I have is now somehow 'defective' or 'broken' or 'overused'? I am very happy with the single child I have at the moment and as I am not in a place to have another one I will wait until I'm in a 'better place' to 'replace' her with a new baby. oh, and it might be nice if i have a guy of some sort in my life next time around.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Show support for the WGA boycott DVD's this holiday

So in support of the WGA this season I am refusing to purchase any DVD's(for anyone) and will be waiting until the strike is over to redeem any Itune's gift cards I recieve(that I erroniously asked for months before the strike started).

This christmas my gift list includes photographs, candy, books, and a few other minor odds and ends.

All I ask of you my readers(if there are any of you ;) ) is that you support the WGA and not purchase any DVD's this holiday season and until the strike is over.

The video above can be found over at the united hollywood blog( or directly under this post:

also over at the hollywood interrupted site which can be found from the post with the video.

I strongly urge you all to go and check out the UH blog and stay up to date on what is going on down there as it affects a whole town, city, state, NATION. not just the writers are affected by this so are the DGA, the SAG, and all the other unions who work in the town.

though we too are affected i mean who is YOUR parent company?

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

My new hair

Within the last week i have done two drastic things to my hair so here are some piccys tell me what you think!

1) i colored it red

2) I cut a good 2 inches off it today

Rodney Got Run Over By a Wraith Dart

Rodney got run over by a wraith dart

Walking home from the planet Christmas eve

You can say there's no such thing as wraith

but as for Weir and Sheppard they believe

he'd been drinkin' too much egg nog

and they begged him not to go,

but he'd left his tablet

so he stumbled out towards the gate

when they found him Christmas mornin'

at the scene of the aggression

there were stun marks on his forehead

and incriminatin' claw marks on his chest

Rodney got run over by a wraith dart

Walking home from the planet Christmas eve

You can say there's no such thing as wraith

but as for Weir and Sheppard they believe

Now we're all so proud of Sheppard

he's been takin' this so well

see him in there watchin' football

drinkin' beer and playin' golf with major Lorne

its just not Christmas without Rodney

all the crew's dressed in black

And we can't help but wonder:

Should we open up his gifts or send 'em back?

Rodney got run over by a wraith dart

Walking home from the planet Christmas eve

You can say there's no such thing as wraith

but as for Weir and Sheppard they believe

Now the fowl is on the tables

and the pudding made of bacot

the blue and silver candles

that would have matched the cover on his jacket

I've warned all my friends and enemies

better watch over all your consoles

they never should give license

to a beast that sucks your soul.

Rodney got run over by a wraith dart

Walking home from the planet Christmas eve

You can say there's no such thing as wraith

but as for Weir and Sheppard they believe

12 days of Christmas Atlantis Style

On the first day of christmas my SG Team gave to me
A working ZedPM

On the second day of christmas my SG Team gave to me
Two Gate technicians
and a working ZedPM

On the third day of christmas my SG Team gave to me
three shiny puddle jumpers,
two gate technicians
and a working ZedPM

On the fourth day of christmas my SG Team gave to me,
Four stable wormholes,
three shiny puddle jumpers
two gate technicians
and a working ZedPM

On the fifth day of christmas my SG Team gave to me,
Five gate addresses,
four stable worm holes
three shiny puddle jumpers
two gate technicians
and a working ZedPM

On the sixth day of christmas my SG Team gave to me,
Six new allies
Five gate addresses
four stable worm holes
three shiny puddle jumpers
two gate technicians
and a working ZedPM

on the seventh day of christmas my SG Team gave to me,
Seven glowing chevrons
six new allies
five gate addresses
four stable worm holes
three shiny puddle jumpers
two gate technicians
and a working ZedPM

On the eighth day of christmas my SG Team gave to me
Eight new team members
Seven glowing chevrons
six new allies
five gate addresses
four stable worm holes
three shiny puddle jumpers
two gate technicians
and a working ZedPM

On the ninth day of christmas my SG Team gave to me
Nine naquadah generators
Eight new team members
Seven glowing chevrons
six new allies
five gate addresses
four stable worm holes
three shiny puddle jumpers
two gate technicians
and a working ZedPM

On the tenth day of christmas my SG Team gave to me
Ten wraith stunners
Nine naquadah generators
Eight new team members
Seven glowing chevrons
Six new allies
Five gate addresses
Four stable worm holes
Three shiny puddle jumpers
Two gate technicians
and a working ZedPM

On the eleventh day of christmas my SG Team gave to me
Eleven gene carriers
Ten wraith stunners
Nine naquadah generators
Eight new team members
Seven glowing chevrons
Six new allies
Five gate addresses
Four stable worm holes
Three shiny puddle jumpers
Two gate technicians
and a working ZedPM

On the twelfth day of christmas my SG team gave to me
Twelve Nanite blasters
Eleven gene carriers
Ten wraith stunners
Nine naquadah generators
Eight new team members
Seven glowing chevrons
Six new allies
Five gate addresses
Four stable worm holes
Three shiny puddle jumpers
Two gate technicians
and a working ZedPM

Christmas Carols

so over on my favorite forum(dgeek) we've been re-writing christmas carols with a stargate flair to them.

Thus far i have revised 2 carols:

12 days of Christmas
Grandma got run over by a reindeer

I plan on revising a few more:

Walkin' in a winter wonderland
Little Drummer Boy
and who knows what else lol

Friday, December 7, 2007

My recently read list

I feel the need today to sit down and type out a list of some of my recently read books. These are listed in no particular order whatsoever. These are just the books I have read since September 1st of this year.

  1. The Merck Veterinary Manual
  2. Free Stuff for baby: how to save hundreds of dollars
  3. A Few Good Eggs: two chicks dish on overcoming infertility
  4. The single parent resource: an a to z guide
  5. The secret lives of toddlers
  6. Blood Price (bk1)
  7. Blood Trail (bk2)
  8. Blood Lines (bk3)
  9. Blood Pact (bk4)
  10. Blood Debt (bk5)
  11. Blood Bank (short stories)
  12. Death Du Jour
  13. Monday Mourning
  14. Break No Bones
  15. White Night: a novel of the dresden files
  16. Dead Beat: a Novel of the dresden files
  17. Fatal Voyage
  18. Cross Bones
  19. Bare Bones
  20. Deadly Decisions
  21. The Princess Bride
  22. The Deserter's tale: the story of an ordinary solider
  23. Seven spiders spinning
  24. Five Alien Elves
  25. Six haunted hairdos
  26. The Good Liar
  27. Ruled Britannia
  28. My Detachment: a memoir
  29. One Final Firecracker
  30. Three rotten eggs
  31. Going Postal a novel of discworld
  32. Son of a witch: a novel
  33. The Time Travler's wife
  34. Sex and shopping a wicked words short story collection
  35. The Manual a bad boy explains how men think
  36. White Fang
  37. Call of the Wild
  38. Jane Eyre
  39. Little Women
  40. Tale of Two Cities
  41. Leaping Beauty: and other animal fairy tales
  42. Four Stupid Cupids
  43. A couple of April Fools
  44. You're Wearing that? understanding mothers and daughters in coversation
  45. Making Money
  46. Smoke and Mirrors
  47. Smoke and Ashes
  48. Smoke and Shadows
I will continue to add to this list as time goes on until the end of the year(Dec. 31) and than I will start a new list for next years books as I am curious as to how many books i go through in a year.

Monday, September 24, 2007

The Image

The Image
I sit in stony silence staring at her.
She looks so familiar yet so unknown
as if a stranger so far away.
It is as if I know her yet she isn’t a person
I know and embrace.

I wonder who is she?
What does she believe?
Who does she know of?
How much is she aware of?

I speak to her, question her, beg of her answers
Yet she sits and stares back at me
as if waiting for me to respond to myself.
I look at her she looks at me
We see each other more or less
I start to wonder why she stares
So blank and lifelessly at me
Sizing me up looking, looking
As if gazing into my soul with those glassy eyes.

I slowly realize who she is.
She is me and I am her.
We are one in the same.



I fly so free, so wild, so far.
Into the wild blue yonder beyond
If I wander I shall not lose my way
For this vast blue expanse is my home
So well I fly it for I know I shall
Return home someday.

I maybe tattered and travel worn
Having wandered far and wide
Through yonder sky
of sparkling cerulean blue
Dawning bright, falling black.
Sustaining life around the blue expanse I call home.



A name it echoes reverberating
with every syllable spoken.
It is a figure, a fact, a one in a million.
It is who you are but are you who it is?

It represents who you are
though do you represent who it is?
A name credited to those who nurture you
those who help you grow.

Do they echo?
They echo the name in an empty room
speaking it into the air listening,
listening to it to see if you are it?

New Beginning

New Beginning

The sun and the moon come together
stars brightening the sky.
The fog creeps along the damp soil
of the planet and life emerges.

A new life emerges
with a wiggle and a cry.
The life giving breath quickly flows into
expanded lungs with unanswered cries.

Life emerges through the mist
eyes of yellow and red.
Fire blazing within them
Somehow alive yet they seem dead.


They run up the beach at me
screaming clamoring for attention.
As they get close they quickly turn tail and run.

Run home where they came from….
The Sea

I sit and watch them frolic on the beach
wreaking havoc on unsuspecting sandcastles.
They dash children’s dreams
ruin picnics of beachgoers.

They run up the beach again and again
in an unending dance of sea and sand.
Both fighting for control.
They subside but are not as far away.
Soon all too soon they are upon me,
Yelling, yelling, yelling
They have achieved their goal
they have trapped me beneath them



Rain is falling soft and light like a baby’s blanket.
Rain can pitter and patter soft, hard or as a mist
To some it means life to others death.
The rain splashes on the sidewalks fast and hard.
Rain falls all around.
When it leaves it makes the grass glisten like
a million diamonds scattered across the ground.

Life the 9/11 version

Life 9/11

Life goes on without light.
Life is here and you are not
we have healed and
fallen back into a rut.

We say that we are patriotic
yet it is just a jumble of
words that have now lost all meaning.

Life lives and breathes then……she forgets.

Life goes back to almost the way it was.
So close we are falling back into our old strides.
A stride that hurt us all
a stride that will never
win out over all that is wrong.
Life went on yet so many will not.
Life will hurt hundreds more then
it already has yet life does not care.



Life goes on without light.
Life is here and you are not
we have healed and fallen back into a rut.

We say that we are fine that we do
not hurt yet it is just a jumble of
words that mean nothing for they are not the truth

Life lives and breathes then……she forgets.

Life goes back to almost the way it was.
I remember little things day by day
they bring back the memories of the past.
A past that hurt
A past that will never leave well enough alone.
It must rear its head when I need
it least to remind me of things
that have been bygone things
I desired and cannot grasp.

Things I may never be able to have
I remember the feelings so happy then
came the devastation when
I realized it would not be there
for me to dream about wide eyed with fear
I watched it disappear from my grasp
just out of reach, beyond my limits
Life went on yet I still ache for
that feeling deep inside.

Life will hurt hundreds more times then
it already has yet life does not bat an eye when
I beg and plead for the one thing I wish for to come true.



Terror took hold of
a great nation that
bright morning of September.

Forever our young nation
was changed; forever we will
remember that warm morning
turned ice cold by pictures.

Those pictures will forever haunt us.
The freedom we so proudly hailed
was beginning to fade in the aftermath.

We have become stronger
in many ways though we have
also been shaken awake by this heinous act.

It shocked a whole country into mourning
for those thousands that were lost.
That last and final morning before
our security broke wide open.

With holes the size of three beautiful buildings.
That has forever changed us and
will forever be a part of history.

Let Freedom Ring


Our freedom will never be taken from us
for we are the people of these United States Of America.

This land has been our home
for over 150 years;
it will always be our home.
We will be proud to stand by her
in times of great need
and in times of great joy.

With these times of joy
we will make it through
the dark times we have faced
so often though there
are more challenges yet to come.

We have now encountered a bump
in the road we as Americans
can overcome if we remember-
Our freedom will always ring
We shall be able to get through
these rough and rocky times.



People come in many shapes and sizes.
People may look different on the outside
though we are all the same inside.

People may come
from many nations we should value them for
who they are not what they believe in.

People may have different
religions than you or I though
we all came from the same place.

People may seem mean
though it is just a front to
the big bad world in which we live.



Love comes in all
shapes sizes and colors.
Who are we to say who
should be loved by us
and who should be
hated by the world?

Love should rule our lives,
not a dark hatred that so many feel.
How can you hate someone
you only know through pictures?

The person might be really nice
though you have only seen
their dark side or have
never seen them at all.



Tears were shed for
those many innocent lives lost.
Though as far as
I have seen no tears
have been shed for
the poor soul who is
accused of master
minding that terrible act.

No one stops to think
about if they might
not have been responsible
they only think about
the poor people
whose lives were lost.

While the person who
did it is being chased
by a country filled with devastation.
So much so the cannot
see the pain behind the attack.



Time glides along so slowly like a
gently meandering river.
Yet, she can do so much so fast.
Aging, life, death- it all happens with time.
Time ravages some yet beautifies others.

Time runs her course fast,
yet takes as long as she wants to.
She can hurt then heal.
Time loves, hates and rejoices
when she feels right.

A Friend


A friend is a person who you can trust.
A friend knows you for you.
A friend can cheer you up when you are down.
A friend cherishes your for who you are.
A friend is there for you through the good and bad.
Most of all they like
you for who you are not what you wear or
what you act like.



When you are alone
it’s like taking a breath
of fresh mountain air.

When you think
you are truly alone
you are usually
in a crowded room.

Cherish the times
you are alone
in the world
with your thoughts.

For hardly ever are you
alone in this world
with no one more
for company than
your thoughts.

People Are Like Flowers


People are like flowers
When they are born;
they are like a rose
opening in the spring.

When they are young
they are like a rose
in the summer.

When they are old and gray
they are like a slowly
fading rose in early fall.

When they die they
are like a rose
losing its last
petal in late fall.
People are like flowers.


So I decided after much debate and dilly dallying that I am going to share some of my original poetic works on my blog. I will be titling each one seperately so that if you wish to comment on it you can comment on a single work instead of having to pick out the title of the work on which you are commenting.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

my sick rant

I'll start this blog off with a 'get well soon' shout out to Quenderra, and Fraggle.

I will then move on to the fact that I am sick with what I am pretty sure is the most killer head cold i've had in months. My sinuses are clogged, my throat is scratchy and dry, head is pounding to the point I can't see straight, and my ears are ringing constantly.

The condition wasn't helped any when on Tuesday I was in a MINOR fender bender. I accidently backed into a person's tail light. I offered to pay restitution on the spot(as shucks was across the street) and at first the person agreed, then he went and called his boss who promptly decided that the insurance should become involved(over a tail light mind you). So now there is an investigation into fault and such since the vehicle was NOT parked in a marked spot in the tiny lot(think two cars bumper to bumper touch both sides of the parking lot). I have been very calm about all this though it will likely raise my insurance rates, which will be fun considering I am already streching pennies to get my insurance paid.

Monday, September 17, 2007


As some of you know I went on a retreat over the weekend and had a BLAST!

We left on Friday afternoon and headed up the freeway to Bellingham stopping at Red Robin for dinner which was amazing, I had a Bacon Cheeseburger, and a Mocha Smoothie that was just a nice way to start off the weekend. We then headed out to Cedar Springs to get settled in.

Let me just say Cedar Springs is an AMAZINGLY goregous place. We had a whole lodge to ourselves(though there were many other groups there as well), some of the ladies had arrived earlier and so we walked into the lodge to a roaring woodfire and nice comfy chairs. We had a short session Friday night a 'get to know you' and then we got to do the spa stuff(this was a 'spa retreat'). I honestly have no idea how I had never experienced the wonderfullness that is a parafin treatment before. I did the 'relaxing hands' station which was amazing because I NEVER spend anytime taking care of my hands/myself with the little one around.

Saturday I had planned on getting up and going for a walk around the ponds but that just didn't happen instead I slept in until the golorious hour of 7:45. A small group of us went for a quick walk up to the upper pond and the mill pond before breakfast stopping to take a bunch of pics at the mill pond. We had a nice quiet breakfast and went up to worship before another spa session. Saturday morning I was treated to a pedicure that was just amazing my feet have never been so soft. We had taco salad's for lunch, then I went out on the pond canoeing which was fun until the gardeners showed up on the far end ruining the 'peaceful' atmosphere. I opted to join a couple of the other women on a hike up haystack hill. WOW! that was a workout it was a 750 ft hill that was almost straight up. We reached the top and the view was just amazing, we could see all the way to Canada. We headed down the hill and on the way down I sadly slipped and slid and ended up twisting my ankle. We had a WONDERFUL dinner of salmon that was so good it melted in your mouth and didn't even taste like 'fish' that a lot of people complain about when eating salmon. That night I got to have a wonderful facial that really made my face feel brand new and so soft. A small group of us stayed up for some of the night just chatting which was wonderful.

Sunday I had again planned on getting up early but it jus didn't happen as I didn't sleep well due to the big scary bug in my bathroom. I debated sleeping through breakfast but alas that didn't happen either as a couple of the wonderful ladies woke me up but boy was I glad that they had we had a wonderful blueberry crumb cake and wonderful scrambled eggs for breakfast. The wonderful caretaker went while I was eating breakfast and took care of my 'little' bug problem, apparently it was a caterpillar moth that had partially transformed into a moth. After breakfast I packed up and grabbed a nice shower then went and participated in our final session before heading home.

On a side note I was sad, because on our hike I had taken my camera with to snap pics and we got about halfway up and pulled my camera out and went to push down the button and it just didn't happen. So I glanced down and the shutter button was missing! So I get to deal with having my camera repaired now.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

RIP Rodney McKay and Jesse's Abigaile

For those of you who haven't heard the little goat mentioned in the last blog entry(yes I know its been a while), Rodney Mckay, had to be put to sleep later that same week on the 22nd of August due to complications that made him cross the line from 'sick' to the 'pain and suffering' side of life which I feel is just an unacceptable thing to make an animal any animal suffer. He fought a valiant fight while he was sick going through four days of intense treatment and rallying a little each day but in the end sadly his fighting spirit just wasn't enough to overcome whatever it was that took him out. We preformed a necropsy(the vet let me attend), and while we were both stumped by the findings(everything appeared healthy for the most part) and the results came back clean from WADDL(Washington Animal Disease and Diagnostics Laboratory), we have therefore been unable to determine what might have been a COD(cause of Death).

He was only on earth for a short 4 months but Rodney deeply touched my heart and my soul leaving his little hoofprints in my heart forever he will be deeply missed and forever I will be in his debt for teaching me so much in such a short time I'll miss you baby! (4/21/2007 to 8/22/2007)



RIP TTLF Jesse's Abigaile

About a week after Rodney passed away his dear darling little sister Abigaile became very ill and sadly passed away. Luckily we know what was the COD on her I feel very bereft that I hadn't suspected the Coccidia and Strongyles sooner or I may have been able to save her. To my benefit though the vet did comment that she was a 'perfect' case of managment as she didn't show any signs of illness until the day before she passed away.

This little girl had a fighters spirit right from the start having almost died in kidding as she was a true buttling breech(where the animals butt is presenting to the birth canal), and was born with two sets of contracted tendons in her front legs that required her to have her front legs splinted for 10 days and stay in the house about 3 weeks when a 'normal' kid only gets at most 7 to 10 days depending on how fast they catch onto the bottle feeding process. Our "IC" kids get 10 days and around the clock(24/7) feedings and our 'NC' kids get 8am to 10pm feedings and time outside everyday. Abigaile was a very special "IC" kid getting to be carried around with me as her brother was an exceptional "NC" kid who was a quick study on the practice of life.

Abi experienced a very wonderful life and I was looking forward to watching her grow into a beautiful young doe and later maturing into a daughter that would make her mother proud as she was the last doe kid out of my beloved Jesse whom is now retired. I will miss you Abigaile but I know that you are at the Rainbow bridge waiting for me. (4/21/2007 to 9/2/2007)

I will miss you both and I cannot wait until the day that I see you again kids have fun in the big green pastures up there while you wait I will see you when it is time for me to join you. Don't be sad I know that you aren't in pain, don't cry for me I remember you fondly, just play and run be happy and frolick gleefully in the pasture. ~mumm

Sunday, August 19, 2007

let me tell you a little story......

Once upon a time in a land not so far away there was a goat herd who was supposed to be going on vacation. She was all packed and ready to leave for the island where she was to spend the night. She went to do one last herd check and found that her prize winning buck was laying out on the ground as flat as a board and looked like he'd been run over by some large vehicle.

She picked him up and stood him on shaky legs and tried to feed him some hay whilst she phoned the veterinarian thankful that it was 'extended office hours' only to realize that it was sunday and therefore an emergency call. She left a frantic message for the vet who promptly returned the call and informed the goat herd that she needed to bring the little goat into the office.

The goat herd jumped up carrying the goat in one arm and scurried around gathering a carrier and towels and dashed off to the vets office arriving minutes before the vet. She stood there pacing while she waited checking on him and finding him flat in the carrier once again. The vet arrived in a flurry of activity and promptly took his temperature and checked his vitals to confirm the fact that his heart was racing and his breathing was shallow, whilst his ears were warm but his mouth was cold, his tongue pink but his gums a sickly white.

His temperature registed at a horribly shocking 91.7 degrees on the thermometer(normal is 101.5 for a goat) and quickly diagnoses the fact that he has gone into shock and is wanting to die. The vet quickly races inside to set up a heating pad and get warmers set up to raise his body temperature and they place the goat into the heater. She tells the goat herd that if it is going to work it will do so in the next few hours and that she will call in about an hour to let the goat herd know how he is doing.

Two and a half hours go by and the goat herd hasn't yet received a phone call from the vet updating her on the prognosis of her goat. She decided to call the vet and get an update only to find out that the goats body temperature had climbed up to 98 degrees and was holding steady at that point, and that he had been placed on sternal recumbency(sitting on his chest), a IV drip of fluids w/ glucose and cephlexin and albon(worm drugs). She was also told that the vet would call her back around 6:30 to 7 pm with another update but that it was looking good. She went and tried to relax the best she could and sat to eat dinner(a delectable pork chop and farm fresh corn on the cob) while she waited.

Just after 7 pm the phone rang and she answered it thankful that it was the vet. The vet informed the goat herd that the buck would be perfectly fine and his body temperature was normal he was eating, drinking, chewing a cud, and having all normal body functions. She also informed the goat herd that the buck could come home the following morning with some extra antibiotics but that he should pull through fine. The goat herd was so excited that she burst into tears as it had already cost over $500 for the rest of the buck's family medical bills this year alone.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

News from muah!

Okay so a lot has been going on since my last blog post on here(okay honestly i kind of forgot i had a blog).

1) I got a job(its temporary and boring and will be mentioned again)
2) I wish to kick my immediate supervisors *#! @ said job several times a night
3) Last night I almost slipped up and mentioned to said 'boss' the fact i want to kick his @#$
4) When asked whose butt i wished to kick at company i replied the always witty and inventive 'oh just people' I mean really now who DOES that fool?
5) I got new glasses and prescription sunglasses after like 13 years of wearing them and promptly(okay yesterday) lost said sunglasses and am now super duper sad
6) I've apparently become a girly girl, at least part of the time now, I redesigned wendell's interior with a flower steering wheel cover, seat covers with ladybugs, a flower seatbelt cover and a Tinkerbell window shade.
7) I now have a great selection of makeup and hair ties now.
8) Trying to locate an apartment anybody know a good one in washington?

Okay thats all for now i'll write more later today.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Caution: Tears to ensue

Okay so today I paid a visit to my friendly neighborhood fireworks stand in preperation for our annual family fireworks festivities. I purchased my share that should more than make the boys cry uncle and crown me supreme queen of the fireworks once again. I have shown off my 'small stuff' so that they will think they are winning and have secreted away several surprises in a place that shall not be named.

I currently posses: several smoke bombs, parachutes, snappers, chickens, and possibly a panda or a bee. Also in my arsenal are a New York New York, a Seattle, A unicorn, a Gold and silver sparkles, a peach tree, a 300 shot saturn battery, and other assorted small cake fountains.

In my secret arsenal I have several LARGE fireworks sure to make them cry and a couple large cake fountains.

Two years ago(the last time i was allowed to compete i was banned from last years competition for unsportsman like behavior apparently victory dances aren't appreciated by the losers) I walloped their behinds with such wonderosities as a 750 shot saturn battery(boy was that a pain to clean up), a giant 16 shot Golden Willow and numerous small fireworks. I am now counting down the days to the 4th and hoping against all hope that my uncle decides that it is OK to come out this year as we have had no response on his part as to wether he and my aunt and cousin shall be attending hopefully sans bottle rockets and dog.

Some of my perusings for the week

Okay so Tiff has been hounding me lately about Blood Ties and the "Blood books". So last week I reserved 4 of the 5 on the libraries website. They came in today! I got the first 4 books sadly the library doesn't have the fifth one on their owned list. I also checked out "The Dadddy Clock" by Judy Markey, it is HILARIOUS! I have been laughing my butt off the whole time. I also picked up(not pictured) "The Wedding Survior" that is on my list to read soon.

I am looking for some more books since my list is currently rather short, and sweet. It will only take me probably about 5 days to get through these books, I am also discovering the beauty of audiobooks and am sitting here currently listening to "Can You Keep a Secret" by Sophie Kinsella.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Things that don't go together

Okay so I am sitting here tonight at almost 11:30 and talking to my best friend Tiff, and listening to my audiobook 'Can You Keep a Secret?' By Sophie Kinsella. We are sitting here chittering about some of our favorite fangirl topics- Stargate Atlantis, NCIS, my new show(mostly the topic of conversation) Blood Ties. Apparently listening to a silly romance novel read in a silly english accent(well several tones), does not go well with competently discussing vampires and underworld baddies. The two topics don't mix well, and make me giggle like crazy when combined.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

My first SGA love

For those of you who know me you know that I am a HUGE fan of SGA(stargate atlantis) and you also know that my favorite s2/3 and beyond character is Dr. Rodney Mckay(though I let Tiffany 'own' him most of the time). However my first love on SGA wasn't John, or Radek, or Ford, or Carson, or Rodney. NO WAY! My first(and continuing best) love on SGA was Craig Veroni as Dr. Peter Grodin. He is so freaking adorable in that role I absolutely love him! He may have been in only 10 episodes but it was enough to secure him a place in my heart that is special. I loved Rising part 1 and 2, Hide and Seek, 38 minutes, Childhood's end, Underground, Hot Zone, Sanctuary, and Before I Sleep, they were great wonderful sweet episodes. He also appeared in the SG-1 episode "Grace" as the Weapons Officer(to the right of the captain in the front of the ship). He also appeared in "The Seige part 1" but as much screen time as he got in that episode I do not like it because of how it ends. If you don't know in the end Peter ends up dying which was enough to make my fangirl heart very very sad. It has suddenly become an issue with me because of the fact that a lot of different people have been making the comment that "Nobody really dies in Sci Fi" I mean come on can anybody say DOUBLE STANDARD? Carson can come back what then that really opens a lot of doors that probably shouldn't be opened. I mean dont get me wrong, I was saddened by Carson's death, but when he comes back it will mean that it was just a big blip on the radar.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

ADB countdown

So ADB(A dog's breakfast) is finally available for pre order on (check it out here: I preordered it last night and cannot wait for it to get here!

In fact in honor of the release i created this little beauty:

Friday, June 22, 2007

Elizabeth Weir before she was herself

So I am sitting here watching Stargate SG-1 "The Lost City" episode because I know that is when we are introduced to Elizabeth, so I was quite excited by this fact since she is my favorite female character on SGA. So I sit down to watch and VOILA! it is NOT! Elizabeth which is in the same boat as Crazy! Ford, or Bug! Sheppard or the list goes on. So who was this Elizabeth? I don't really know I don't even know her name does anyone know her name? I mean McKay was McKay from the start why not elizabeth i mean it changed when? from the scary blonde ditz to the smart, funny, sweet, caring, well rounded brunette with plenty of new angles. I mean its this this BLONDE in "The Lost City 1 & 2" then it becomes Torri in "The New Order 1 & 2" I like Torri soooo much better than Jessica Steen.

I mean dont get me wrong JS is great in her OTHER role on NCIS as Special Agent Paula Cassidy. She is much better suited for that than she is for Elizabeth.

Holy heck! I'm a blogger now

My first blog on blogger that is. I have had a myspace for a while( but decided to try my hand over here at blogger. The title comes from my day job of goat farmer. Goats have 4 stomachs one of which is the RUMEN where most of the digestion takes place. Since a lot of my writings take some digestion to understand, hence the title.