Saturday, June 24, 2006

"Place your bets. We're all so sick of waiting. Queen takes jack..."

As much as I wish I could report that I have been on holiday, well, sadly, this isn't the case. I am still here....rambling about in my brain matter with the raucous sounds of the Dresden Dolls. This band is the most played on my iPod (thank you, StripeySocks). Play, repeat, play, repeat.

Many blogmates have been fading into the shadows (of their own minds), leaving me to crawl through their archives, making me miss them all the more.

Come back, friends! Into the solase of blogger comradery.... We are here for ourselves, for each other, ourselves... It's all a lesson in the unconditional. Come back. Show yourself that you are strong, that we are strong, that you are MIGHTY!

title credit: "Dirty Business" by the Dresden Dolls

Thursday, June 15, 2006

"All my friends know the Low Rider..."

Most of my husbands siblings reside in California. There is a 3 hour time difference between California and Michigan (which is where we live). It is not unusual for me to recieve phone calls from primarily one of hubby's siblings after midnight. Normally, this isn't a major issue due to the fact that I don't even hear the phone ring at such times. I am most often drooling, I mean, sleeping when the calls come through.

One time, I did wake up. The phone was right next to my head so it was impossible to ignore. Checking to see that it was the rogue sibling, I let it go to voicemail. The next morning I woke up and decided to get this roque back. My clock read 8:30 am....subtact 3 hours...ah, that would make it 5:30 am on the west coast. I dial the phone....ring....ring....ring....ring......a very sleepy, out of sorts voice greets me on the other end. "Bitch! Do you know what time it is?" My cheery voice responds, "Funny, I was going to ask you the same thing last night. How did you know it was me?" Still sleepy rogue voice says, "By your ringtone....arg, I can't believe you called me before my alarm went off!" "Ring tone?", I purr into the phone. "What IS my ringtone, by the way?" "Low Rider by War" "Hello? hello?", I shout into the phone. I call back immediately. Yep, my call went to voicemail...

Low Rider? Why is my ringtone THAT?

Let's say we all talked on the phone.... What would be the ringtone you would choose for me???

title credit: Low Rider by War (of course)

Saturday, June 10, 2006

"On the road, again..."

I know, I know... I haven't been at my blog much lately. It doesn't help that Blogger has been having issues. For 3 days I've been trolling around the usual blogs, attempting to leave comments and finding that they choose not to post. A person can be greeted with a "connection reset" or a "down for maintenance" screen so many times before wild discouragement sets in.

I've also been going ga-ga over Fatfiz T.V. and Drunk Punk T.V. Audio blogging is fun, but this video stuff is the bomb! I have finally solidified my idea for my firs viddy post. Look for it soon on Fatfiz T.V. Please be patient...I am still in the process of gathering all the props I need for this huge undertaking. I have no editing skills, so I will be using a real time format. Being that we have owned our video camera for 4 years, I have never even turned it on until two days ago. I have yet to figure out how to get it from the camera to the hard drive. Hubby does know how to do this. Of course, arm twisting will commence in order to have it uploaded in a timely fashion.

My sister has come to our house to watch my son for the weekend. Yes, for the first time in 4 years, hubby and I get to go off on our own. We are planning on visiting the Rock-n-Roll Hall of fame in Cleaveland, Ohio (and maybe an amusement park, too). I doubt I can take the viddy camera into the museum, but I will have the camera with me.

See you all on Monday! I leave you with a parting photo.....(the first photo of hubby on my blog!)

photo has been removed to PROTECT the innocent!!!!!!


Sunday, June 04, 2006

AudioBlog Mania! Play this one first

this is an audio post - click to play

This one second

this is an audio post - click to play

This one third

this is an audio post - click to play

This one last...

this is an audio post - click to play

Sorry I had to break it down this way...Blogger claims to give you up to 5 minutes of record time....Yeah, right. Like I said, I am investigating web cams now. Does anyone know if you can use the microphone portion of the webcam seperately? It would be nice to use the mic for voice instant messages, but I don't really jam off the idea of you IM ers seeing me first thing in the morning...and for you in England, it is the morning on my end when I am usually speaking to you... If anyone knows, leave a comment.

See you all later

Thursday, June 01, 2006

"Smash the silence with a brick of self control..."

That little escapade on Saturday (a la "I spy a prototype!") was exactly what I needed to lift my spirits (along with copious milligrams of B vitamins). I feel about as good as it gets.

One major positive event has happened for the home front. The Union that my husband (the apprentice) is in has found a job for him in his field! Gasp! Shocking, isn't it?!? As hubby has forbidden me from exposing his trade (and union issues) on this blog, I can only report that he is doing well at the position and that he is working at a major developement in the city of Detroit. As with all of the jobs the Union has found for him, it is a temporary position. So far, he has put in two weeks, and it looks as if he may work there well into the summer. This is good. Very GOOD!

Now, on to business.... I was tagged by a.c.t. and musicgirl last week with the same tag. The topic is: 10 things I Hate About My Work Place. I only could come up with 8. This was no easy task, being that I am self-employed! Sorry for the delay, here are my answers.

1. Being that I work out of my home, and clients come to me, the house must be clean. This is a problem since my primary housekeeper (me) lothes house work.

2. My business tends to rely on word of mouth to attract new clients. It is a good thing the boss (me) does great work and that the clients have big mouths. Because the senior marketing manager (me) is a hermit who would rather blog on her off time instead of doing the leg work required to pull in new clients.

3. The senior secretary (me) understands that most clients like to schedule their appointments in the time frame between 2-5 p.m., and will allow the client any day of the week to give them the time they need. This means the boss has to work 5 days a week between 2-5 p.m. each day. The boss would rather work 2 days a week with a full schedule, as opposed to 2 clients a day for 5 days.

4. It is hard to find child care to cover the schedule mentioned above. This means that the kid of the boss has to entertain himself for an hour or so before the boss's husband arrives to pick up the slack. It is not uncommon for the kid to burst in on the boss and client to ask the client how they are doing. The boss is lucky that her kid is so charming...

5. The boss wishes she had a private chef, because she hates having to make her own dinner after work.

6. The boss no longer allows the marketing manager to place print ads for clients in any kinds of magazines or newspapers. The marketing manager was almost fired for doing this after a "John" disguised as a client arrived for an appointment more interested in "lovin' " than Lymphatic Bodywork.

7. The boss is often discouraged, since she spends more time explaining what the Lymphatic work does for the body, and less time actually working on it.

8. The boss would love to relocate her business to another country, but has found that most countries of interest to her have adopted the same policy of the U.S. in regards to foreign nationals..."Oh, not from here?!? What's wrong with your own country? We have no place for you here! Get out!"

The End!

title credit: "She" by Green Day