Friday, March 31, 2006

No Comment

Well, I have been feeling kind of paranoid and neglected lately, checking to see if anyone even CARES if I show up here. Thank goodness for Krizzer who told me I had a comment setting issue. I scrolled when I should have clicked. I look foward to you (someone) letting me know you noticed, or really, what point is there....

Anyway, tomorrow is April 1, April Fool's Day, QOATIP's mom Bday. Toast her with something sugar free!

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Ah, hypocrisy in the Belly

Today I was driving between the center of town and the mall area, just at the freeway, when I saw the CUTEST little car driving next to me. It really looked like it had been smooshed between books the size of RVs. I am guessing it probably gets about a million miles per gallon.

I was jealous. Here I am, pretending to be concerned about the environment, recycling paper, bottles, cans, walking when my ankle doesn't complain, yet my car still guzzles more than I would have liked.

So I drove, feeling bad about all the pollution I throw up into the environment, and then, I looked over at Ms. Smoosh, and I see she is SMOKING in her car. Ok, I say to myself, so she can stink up her cute car if she wants, but NOOOO, she has the window rolled down just enough so that the stench is all over the road...

So much for intelligent life on earth...

Monday, March 27, 2006


A new feature of this blog will be Words Of Wisdom For The Day.

After ALL THAT taking care of everyone and swearing I would not get sick, and waking up with a headache everyday since Thursday (which I had attributed to bad sleep) I ended up with the Mother of all Migranes on Sunday, and had to practice my Lamaze breathing to keep myself from puking for HOURS!!! If you didn't know before, I would rather break an ankle than throw up. Ask anyone who knew me when I was pregnant. (I should have spent half my time for the first 4 months in the bathroom, but I just breathed.)

Anyway, I laid in bed for hours, breathing, running to the bathroom only once, close to defeated, but successful in my attempt to hold my cookies. I know what you are saying. QOATIP, don't you think you would have felt better if you had just gotten it out of your system? Well, perhaps, but still, I have a record to break. Besides, the whole last season of "Friends" was on, and I was able to catch up on pop culture.

When I was in my younger days, I only got sick from drinking once, (well, maybe twice, I can't really remember) But I do remember that I HATED throwing up. So I made a pact with myself way back then, to never throw up again. At least if I could help it.

So I feel better today, and was able to eat dinner (chicken and veges) last night. No cream sauces for while.....

So my WOWFTD: Never say never, but say, Not if I can help it...

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Broken Ankle Follow up

It's been five months since I broke my ankle, and it was still giving me trouble. After my "Big Scary surgery" over a year ago, I was feeling pretty good. Then, that fateful afternoon this past October, when my ankle decided to literally "split" my back was basically toast again. But not half as bad as it was prior to surgery, so I'm still way way better than I was...

So since mid-February, I have been doing physical therapy and massage. It's pretty amazing to have my insurance company spring for a massage and all it costs me is $10. I have to say that there are times that insurance is truly a bonus.

And today, I was walking and I had no shooting pain in my left foot. Life is good.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Festering Diseases and Other Joys of Motherhood

I am to be congratulated and awarded some kind of medal for dealing with an achy daughter, acid reflux hubby and barfy little boy AND YET finishing my writing project and by all accounts, it's a week early. So now I can focus on my next creative project...umm, hmmm, I guess casting and directing it. We'll go up on April 24...But I digress from the germs that circulate in my home, from one to another. I refuse to succumb, I have too much to do to get sick, and besides, who would take care of me? (waa waa waa, I know. I have no cause to complain. At least I have someone living under the same roof to remind me I'm out of bread.)

So watch this space, I owe you one more rant before the end of the month.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

My CD mix

A few weeks back, I was challenged to make a CD of songs that fit into 25 topic/categories. My greater challenge was fitting 25 songs onto one CD..which I could not do so I only had 19 different songs. Sorry. I'm a technoloser. Here is my list. If you haven't been challenged yet, take this on.

1. A favorite political track. "Daughters of Feminists" My friend Marie sang this at a BBQ years ago, while Zoe was still into Barbies (Much to my chagrin) I had to travel all the way to Canada to buy it.

2. One of those tracks that will make you tap your feet no matter what. 'All I wanna Do' OK, so it makes me drive fast and wish I had a convertible in LA too, but I still really like it.

3. The song you'd use to tell someone you love them. "Fallin" I can't remember the first time I heard this song, maybe on TV years ago, but it made me order it on line..I never do that.

4. A song from a Broadway musical or a film soundtrack.* 'In My Life' I could listen to this song all day long. It makes me happy, it makes me sad. I love Bette. For all those reasons.

5. A song that forced you to sit down and analyze its lyrics. (See #1) I had to make sure I agreed with every word..

6. A song you like that a 5-year-old would like too. 'Dream a little dream of me' Well, since I sang it to my kids until they were, ahem, a bit older than 5, I'm pretty sure.

7. A song that makes you drive too fast. 'Edge of Seventeen' Stevie Nicks kicks ass.

8. A kick-ass cover song. 'Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing' Not really different from the original, but I liked it anyway.

9. A song that both you and your grandparents (would probably) like. See # 22 This track is on later, but it's because it's a great song, with a funny story, and it's in their native language.

10. A song you really liked when you were 14-16 that you don't hate now. 'One Less Bell to Answer' It's not my favorite song, but I was trying to get all of the music on one CD, and I don't have the ability to import songs on an MP3. I really did like it then, and I really don't hate it now.

11. A break-up song. See #11 This is the perfect breakup song. I know. I've used it.

12. The song that that would start the opening credits in the soundtrack to a movie about your life. See #4 Yep, I love it.

13. An awesome live track. 'Closer to Fine' One of the few bands I love to watch live and feel safe in the audience and know my car wouldn't get broken into while I was at the concert.

14. An a cappella song. 'The Longest Time' For a while I thought I could not use any Billy Joel on this mix, but I love this song and it's the only a cappella song in my library.

15. A good song from a genre of music that no one could guess that you liked. 'Touch of Gray' I saw them do this in concert the year it came out. It was a great concert, and I'm so glad I got to at least one Dead concert in my life.

16. A song you wish you could play, on the instrument of your choice. See #13 Guitar baby, all the way

17. A favorite artist duo collaboration. 'What a Wonderful World' It doesn't get any better than Tony and kd. I love the song, and I love them

18. A favorite song you completely disagree with (politically, morally, commonsenically, religiously etc.) 'Rain Down' Yeah well, the song moved me musically, I just have to ignore the meaning of the words.

19. A song you love that a friend introduced you to. 'More than a feeling' I've been to a couple of their concerts, and I'm not friends with that friend anymore. And my son things the band members are geeks, mostbly because of the hair.

20. A song you wouldn't play in front of your Mom (if your Mom will listen to anything, then go with a song you wouldn't play in front of my Mom -- if you know what's good for you). 'Spiderman is my Homie' Even though the lyrics were written and sung by her grandson (yes Stennie, it's Spanky) she'd HATE HATE HATE this music. PS. No bad words.

21. A song that you like but would play loud to annoy the neighbors. 'Tubthumping' Just cuz it's loud and funky. I actually like my neighbors, and I can't imagine ANY music would annoy them.

22. A favorite song that's in a foreign language. 'Yidl Mita Fidl' Check out the hot oboe player for "Millie and the Mentchn'

23. A favorite track from an outfit considered a "super-group." 'Sunshine of your Love' I had to search for this one. I don't have any supergroup CDs, this one was on a soundtrack CD. I do like this song, it reminds me of my brother's stoner days.

24. A song that makes you want to drink more beer. See #2 Not while driving in a convertible in LA

25. Your favorite song at this moment in time. 'Unwritten' I discovered Natasha accidentally on a Saturday morning on MTV, and bought her CD the next day. I find it helpful as I am suffering from writer's block.

This afternoon, in the car, Little Brother, aka Spanky, looked at Flipsycab's list and said he could make a MUCH BETTER CD, so I challeged him. He could only come up with five songs. Poser. This challenge was HARD but it made me listen and consider CD's I hadn't for a while. I'd like to do something like this again, maybe in a year or two...