Friday, February 27, 2009
How is it that I can sit and eat about 6 bowls of Fruity pebbles and STILL not feel full??
And for the record: It is completely possible for a family of four to go through an entire box of fruity pebbles in ONE DAY.
fruity pebbles, why are you so utterly delicious?
Monday, February 23, 2009
And honestly I dont think he won because he died. He won because he WAS the Joker.
His character was so bone chilling and maniacal, just so beautifully thought out and portrayed. It was incredible genius...and it blew everyone else out of the water. No one stood a chance.
And his familys acceptance speech was really beautiful.
See HERE for one of the best scenes from dark Knight (the hospital scene)
and you will agree that he is amazingly talented.
RIP Heath Ledger. Your genius will be missed.
Congratulations. Now be quiet.
Here is the problem I see with him.
He gets on his high horse and starts spouting off politics and acts like a complete know it all jerkface, making me really despise him.
I understand he is passionate. I understand he is liberal.
What I dont understand is how he thinks he can force the world to accept something that is against their religion. I dont appreciate his lecture in front of millions of viewers. Granted I am not protesting with signs or picketing anything, but it was still directed at everyone who believes that marriage should be between a man and a woman.
Here is the thing. I have no problem with homosexuality. Every person has free agency to choose to do with their life what they will. I know people who are gay. I have had, and still have, gay friends. However I have a religious belief that marriage is between a man and a woman. I believe in the Bible and that it is the Word of God.
My friends know this and respect me for it. I show them respect and they return it. They understand and it is not an issue or a big deal. They understand my position on Gay Marriage. We have no beef or issues about it.
But, back to Sean Penn.
His opening quip was kind of funny: ""You commie, homo-loving sons of guns".
However, when some guy who used to be Jeff Spiccoli is now an expert in Iraq, brings his own photographer to take pictures of him helping "rescue" Katrina victims in his little canoe starts telling me my kids will be ashamed of me because I dont believe in Gay marriage...well thats where I MUST draw the line.
(although he did make mention to the fact that he has on many occasions made it hard to like him. True, True)
My Children will not be ashamed. I am a grown woman. If they choose to have a different political view when they get older I would respect them as well. If they choose to vote to change policy, then so be it. But until then I can be true to who I am and true to my beliefs. I dont see any shame in that, and hopefully i will raise my children in such a way that they can think for themselves and make the right decisions based on their beliefs, not based on what some guy who used to be married to Madonna tells them to do.
Just because Hollywood makes gobs of money for doing practically nothing, well screw them. Just because they think they rule the world because they had some uppity nobody from a movie studio vote for them, screw them. And when they start lecturing me for my beliefs, telling people that whoever doesnt support a certain someone or something should be ashamed...triple screw them.
I dont have to go see your movies. I dont have to spend money at the theater.
When I was 13, I bought a Madonna CD, Like a Prayer. My parents were furious and took it away. I couldnt understand why. There were no bad words, there were no bad songs. So why were their panties in a bunch? Because they did not like HER. They did not like what she stood for, they did not like her stunts, and her promiscuous behavior. They did not want to financialy support something that they did not believe in spiritually.
Of course, being 13, I thought they were totally old fashioned and stupid and were just being ridiculous.
However I can see their point now.
So a fair warning.
If you start telling me how I MUST vote and how I MUST act and how I MUST believe, then so help me I will go totally Christian Bale on you. Just because you are a celebrity, that does not give you the right to tell people what to do. No one comes to see your movies to hear you spout off about your political and moral beliefs. Celebrities just need to STFU and do what they do best. Act. No one gives a crap what you actually think.(at least I dont). I go to the movies to get lost. I go to the movies to see a good story. I do not go to the movies to get berated about my religious views on Gay Marriage, or the evilness that was George Bush or the war on Gun Control Issues or Right to Choose/Right to Life. I go to the movies to get away from all of that.
I watch the Oscars for the outfits and for Hugh Jackman. I really dont give a crap one way or the other how you vote, who you vote for or what you believe. So just accept your award, say thank you to who you need to say thank you to and SIT DOWN.
And as a personal note to Trey Parker and Matt Stone...If you guys make another Team America World Police, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE skewer Sean Penn mercilessly.
Thank you for listening.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Well I will dedicate myself, including a change in food lifestyle. If I want this experiment to be successful I REALLY have to do it. I want to prove that you dont have to be a number. Now I will not be using any stimulants or weight loss aids. Just diet, exercise and vitamins. No hydroxycut, metabolife, herbalife or stuff like that.So here are my new rules/.
No pop, at all.(which really isnt hard for me. I no longer even crave it)
nothing to eat after 6pm
get 7-8 hours of sleep a night
drink plenty of water
take my multi vitamins
limit myself to 2000 calories a day. For extreme fat loss I can eat up to 2200, but am using 2000 as it is a nice, round number.
continue my exercise 3-4 times a week.
I will weigh in /measure weekly and post results on Mondays.
I will log in every few days with updates and calorie counts
So wish me luck on my quest to fit into my appropriate row and column.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
There are lots of "vintage photo" tutorials out there, but I wasnt happy with any single one. So I took a few elements from some of the best and combined it to make this action.
You can Download the action here. (it is on a free file storage so you may be asked to wait 10 to 30 seconds before downloading.)
just download it to a file thats easy to find. Then go into Photoshop and open WINDOW>ACTIONS. A small box will pop up and in the top right corner is a tiny down arrow. Click on this and go to LOAD ATIONS. Just choose your file and voila.
Open a picture of your choosing. Go to WINDOW>ACTIONS and click on the little arrow next to Vintage Effect. Click on Vintage photo and press the play button at the bottom of the actions box.
At the end of your completed action you can go to IMAGE>ADJUSTMENTS>BRIGHTNESS/CONTRAST and play with the sliders until you get it to just the right proportions.
I dont think that this will work on Photoshop Elements. You can try. If you dont have photoshop you can download a free 30 day trial here. (you willneed to create a free ccount with Adobe. It is their new CS4 version too!)
this makes a great action for retro style digital scrapbooks.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
It is my personal workout/weight loss blog.
hopefully it will be inspiring to someone out there!!
if anyone is interested it can be found HERE.
I love encouraging comments to keep me motivated and going!!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I know I slept decently, yet feel as if i barely got any.
I looked around my house and realized how messy and cluttered it is.
Laundry, although washed, has to be folded and put away.(the bane of my existence)
I have to make sugar cookies for activity day girls for tonight.
I have to pay bills and get other things done, like putting the bins of Christmas decorations back under the house that have been sitting in my da** family room for almost 3 weeks now, waiting for CHARLES to put them away. (oh and as i type he is outside opening the crawldoor to under the house. HE IS PUTTING THEM AWAY FINALLY!!! Maybe he has "mad wife ESP" or maybe he knew I was going to blog about him not putting away the bins and decided to get to it.)
I have to try and find someone to watch my boys after school one or two days a week and I am just kind of overwhelmed.
I am just not feeling pincurls and roller sets today. AT ALL.
So I am calling in sick to school and getting everything done that I SHOULD have gotten done this weekend...but didnt.
I hate doing it, that way, but feel as if I have no choice.
and maybe a little nap on the side wouldnt hurt either. Maybe if I can get even a few things crossed off my list I wont be so stressed out.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Enter two neighborhood youths and a pair of skateboards.
If you go all the way down our street and turn right there is a hill that goes down and winds around. As Charles and the kids and I were heading out yesterday, we were making the turn and saw two kids, about 12 or 13 years old, with this chair. They had the right two legs balanced on one skateboard and the two left legs balanced on another skateboard. The bigger of the kids was obviously trying to talk the scrawnier one into sitting on the chair and rolling down the hill.
As we passed Charles kind of slowed down and stopped and wanted to see this disaster in action. Unfortunately there was someone behind us and there wasnt any room for them to go around.
So we kind of watched in our rearview mirror as the scrawny kid sat in the chair and the bigger of the two was the "pilot" and they made a slow practice run down the hill.
We laughed and wished we had a video camera.
As we were driving back from the Y this morning we passed the house with the green lawnchair sitting out on the curb. This chair was busted and cracked all the way through and scuffed, like it had been dragged under a bus. i am thinking the two skateboard enthusiasts have since learned their lesson and will no longer be chair boarding down this hill.
There are days i wish I had a time machine and could transport myself back with a video camera and hide in the bushes and watch these two and their brilliant idea.
sad thing is I probably would have thought to do the same thing when I was younger too.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thats all I have to say. I am sooooo ready for the weekend.
I just have a lot on my plate and am looking forward to putting the boys in front of the Wii tomorrow morning so i can sleep in.
On the plus side Charles starts his new job today. I dont care much for the new schedule he will have for the first little while, but am willing to make the sacrifice for a steady income and insurance. Some things in life are more important than my selfish needs.
(Plus it is NOT the mortgage industry, which is an even bigger plus)
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
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Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Having been born in Cleveland, I am genetically predispositioned, if not obligated, to despise the Steelers. It is the way things are and will always be. Kind of like the UM and OSU rivalry. It will always be there.
So although I offer a ( limp noodle ) handshake to them, I am, in my heart, saying "suck it Pittsburgh"