Thursday, November 30, 2006

Nice to know I still got it

I decided to walk to work today-yes, a little crazy, but great exercise. On my way into work, I was asked out by a traffic cop. Now, this happened after I was already walking for about an hour and probably didn't look that great so this was a nice boost to my ego!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The Queen


This is an older picture of Zeitgeist that I kidnapped off of Scott's page. She still kinda looks like that-just no adorable pink collar now, plus a little more hair (really weight-but I'm trying to be nice).
*Hopefull Scott will realize that I really want pictures of our family on here! :)

This Week's Adopt a Pet



With Thanksgiving last week, I neglected to post an animal. But, I'm back this week. This adorable cutie is Gabriella and she's a German Shepherd Dog Mix.

Size: Medium
Age: Young
Gender: Female
ID: A023249

Notes: Gabriella, who is three months old, can be a bit shy but she warms up very quickly. She did not show any handling or resource guarding issues on her evaluation. She does not know any obedience yet but would love to learn for a taste of her favorite treat. She sometimes stops on walks and doesn't want to go forward. Patience and treats should get her past this. She does not know how to play with toys yet. She likes playing with other dogs. As with all of our puppies, an adopter will be expected to find and enroll Gabriella in Puppy Obedience classes. Respectful kids 5 and up. She's available at the ASPCA.

Music

Mark with X's the bands that you listen to. Be honest.

RADIO ROCK
[x ] Nickelback
[x ] Disturbed
[ ] Shinedown
[ ] Seether
[x ] Sevendust
[x ] System of a Down
[ ] Flyleaf
[ x] Staind
[ ] Drowning Pool
[ ] Taproot
[ ] Mudvayne
[x] Audioslave
[ x] Trapt
[x ] KoRn
[ ] Three Days Grace
[ ] Evans Blue
[x ] Godsmack
TOTAL = 9

COUNTRY
[ ] Rascal Flatts
[ ] Carrie Underwood
[ ] Leanne Rhymes
[ ] Garth Brooks
[ ] Dixie Chicks
[ ] Kenny Chesney
[ ] Tim McGraw
[ ] Faith Hill
[ ] Hank Williams Jr.
[ ] Shania Twain
[ ] Johnny Cash
[ ] Willie Nelson
[ ] The Charlie Daniels Band
[ ] Merle Haggard
[ ] Keith Urban
[ ] Hank Williams
TOTAL = 0

PSYCHOBILLY
[ ] Nekromantix
[ ] Tiger Army
[ ] HorrorPops
[ ] The Cramps
[ ] Mad Sin
[ ] The Meteors
[ ] Reverend Horton Heat
[ ] Demented Are Go!
[ ] Batmobile
[ ] Guana Batz
[ ] The Gun Club
[ ] Klingonz
[ ] Hellbillys
[ ] The Phenomenauts
TOTAL = 0

POP
[ ] Teddy Geiger
[ ] Ashlee Simpson
[ ] Kelly Clarkson
[x] Madonna
[ x] Avril Lavigne
[x] Pink
[ ] The Veronicas
[ ] Daniel Powter
[ x] James Blunt
[ ] Natasha Bedingfield
[x ] Ryan Cabrera
TOTAL = 5

EMO
[ ] Hawthorne Heights
[ ] Halifax
[ ] Fightstar
[] Taking Back Sunday
[ ] Forgive Durden
[ ] From First To Last
[ ] Senses Fail
[ ] Something Corporate
[ ] Hit The Lights
[] Dashboard Confessional (my future husband, you mean?)
[ ] Dear Whoever
[ ] Funeral For A Friend
[ ] Silverstein
[] The Used
[ ] The Spill Canvas
[] Saves The Day
[ ] Further Seems Forever
[] The Juliana Theory
TOTAL = 0

INDIE
[ ] The Hush sound
[ ] Death Cab For Cutie
[] The Killers
[] Elliot Smith
[X] Yeah Yeah Yeahs
[] Belle and Sebastian
[] The Postal Service
[] Bright Eyes
[X] Franz Ferdinand
[X] Modest Mouse
[ ] Cursive
[ ] The Arcade Fire
[] The Shins
[] The Decemberists
[] Sufjan Stevens
[ ] Neutral Milk Hotel
[] Iron & Wine
[] Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
[] Bloc Party
[ ] Minus the Bear
TOTAL = 3

METAL
[ ] Amon Amarth
[ ] Dimmu Borgir
[ ] Carcass
[ ] Children of Bodom
[ ] Emperor
[ ] Carpathian Forest
[ ] Arcturus
[ ] Opeth
[ ] Ayreon
[ ] Cannibal Corpse
[ ] At The Gates
[ ] Burzum
[ ] Therion
[ ] Mayhem
[ ] Necrophagist
[ ] Darkthrone
[ ] Celtic Frost
[ ] Gorgoroth
[ ] Satyricon
[ ] Finntroll
[ ] Anaal Nathrakh
[ x] Testament
[ ] Atheist
[ ] Bathory
[ ] Deicide
[x ] Slayer
[ x] Metallica
Total = 3

METALCORE
[x ] As I Lay Dying
[ ] Atreyu
[ x] Lamb of God
[ ] Killswitch Engage
[ ] Unearth
[x ] Throwdown
[ ] Becoming the Archetype
[ ] Between the Buried and Me
[ ] Norma Jean
[ ] Zao
[ ] Converge
[ ] Botch
[ ] Bullet for my Valentine
[ ] Still Remains
[ ] Bleeding Through
[ x] Trivium
TOTAL = 4

HARDCORE
[ ] Bane
[ ] Looking Forward
[ ] Sick of it All
[ ] Madball
[ ] Agnostic Front
[ ] Gorilla Biscuits
[ ] Good Clean Fun
[ ] Donnybrook!
[ ] Champion
[ ] Casey Jones
[ ] Black My Heart
[ ] Hoods
[ ] Minor Threat
[ ] Death Before Dishonor
[ ] The Warriors
[ ] Bishopx
[ ] Too Pure To Die
[ ] Sinking Ships
TOTAL = 0

POST HARDCORE
[ ] Thursday
[] At The Drive-In
[ ] The Blood Brothers
[ ] Alexisonfire
[ ] The Fall of Troy
[ ] Glassjaw
[ ] Chiodos
[ ] mewithoutYou
[ ] Drive Like Jehu
[ ] Sparta
[ ] Botch (why is this in two categories?)
[ ] Bear Vs. Shark
[ ] These Arms Are Snakes
[ x] Coheed and Cambria
[ ] The Recieving End of Sirens
[ ] He Is Legend
[ ] Scary Kids Scaring Kids
TOTAL = 1

POWERPOP
[ ] Hellogoodbye
[x]The All-American Rejects
[] Fountains of Wayne
[ ] Head Automatica
[x] Weezer
[] Panic! At the Disco
[] Jellyfish
[] Teenage Fanclub
[ ] The Lashes
[ ] The Lost Patrol Band
[ ] The Click Five
[] Cute is What We Aim For
[X] Wilco
[ ] The Exploding Hearts
Total = 3

PUNK
[ x] Rancid
[ ] NOFX
[x] Bad Religion
[x] Misfits
[ ] Anti-Flag
[] Sex Pistols
[ ] Alkaline Trio
[] Dropkick Murphys
[ x] Pennywise
[ ] Millencolin
[] Operation Ivy
[] Descendents
[X] Dead Kennedys
[] AFI
TOTAL = 5

POP PUNK
[ x] Blink-182
[x] Green Day
[] New Found Glory
[ x] Good Charlotte
[ ] Relient K
[x ] Sum 41
[ ] The Starting Line
[x ] Simple Plan
[x ] The Offspring
[ ] Lagwagon
[] Box Car Racer
[ ] Motion City Soundtrack
[ ] The Queers
[ ] Screeching Weasel
[] The Mr T Experience
[ ] The Riverdales
TOTAL = 6

STREET PUNK
[ ] The Unseen
[ ] The Casualties
[ ] GBH
[ ] The Varukers
[ ] Cock Sparrer
[ ] The Virus
[ ] The Exploited
[ ] Sham 69
[ ] Lower Class Brats
[ ] Clit 45
[ ] U.S. Bombs
[ ] Leftover Crack
[ ] Subhumans
[ ] Anti-Nowhere League
TOTAL = 0

RAP
[ ] Ying Yang Twins
[ ] Bubba Sparxxx
[ ] Haystak
[ ] Paul Wall
[ ] Jay-Z
[ ] Nas
[ x] DMX
[ ] Ice Cube
[ ] Tupac Shakur
[ ] Jamie Foxx
[ ] Cypress Hill
[ ] Ludacris
[ ] Lil Jon
[ ] Eminem
[ ] 50 Cent
[ ] Kanye West
[ ] Bow Wow
[ ] Wu Tang Clan
TOTAL = 1

HIP-HOP
[ ] Dilated Peoples
[ ] Mos Def
[ ] Atmosphere
[ ] Sage Francis
[ ] Talib Kweli
[ ] Aesop Rock
[ ] Blackalicious
[ ] Souls of Mischief
[ ] MF DOOM
[ ] Jurassic 5
[ ] Jedi Mind Tricks
[ ] Common
[ ] Gangstarr
[ ] A Tribe Called Quest
[ ] Ghostface Killa
[ ] Pete Rock
[ ] De La Soul
[ ] Necro
[ ] Immortal Technique
[ ] Ill Bill
TOTAL = 0

SKA
[ ] Streetlight Manifesto
[X] The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
[ ] Big D and The Kids Table
[] The Toasters
[] Goldfinger
[ ] The Aquabats
[ Reel Big Fish
[ ] Fortunado
[ ] Skankin' Pickle
[] Madness
[] The Skatalites
[ ] Voodoo Glow Skulls
[ ] Five Iron Frenzy
[ ] Tip The Van
[ ] Stealing From Peter
[] The Specials
[ ] Catch 22
TOTAL = 1

CLASSIC ROCK
[]The Doors
[x] The Beatles
[ ] The Rolling Stones
[] The Clash
[ ] The Who
[x] Aerosmith
[ ] Black Sabbath
[ ] The Kinks
[ ] Kiss
[x] The Ramones
[ ] Pink Floyd
[ x] Led Zeppelin
[ ] Heart
[x] Guns N Roses
[ ] Jimi Hendrix
TOTAL = 5

90's ALTERNATIVE
[x] Sublime
[] Cake
[x ] Spin Doctors
[X] Smashing Pumpkins
[ x] Gin Blossoms
[X] Alice In Chains
[X] Soundgarden
[X] Toad the Wet Sprocket
[ x] 311
[x] Live
[ x] Bush
[ x] Third Eye Blind
[x] Goo Goo dolls
[ ] Barenaked Ladies
[x] Counting Crows
[x No Doubt
[X] Nirvana
[ x]matchbox20
[ x] eve 6
TOTAL= 17

INDUSTRIAL
[X] KMFDM
[] Ministry
[X] Nine Inch Nails
[ ] Laibach
[] Einst├╝rzende Neubauten
[ ] Skinny Puppy
[] Front Line Assembly
[ ] VNV Nation
[ ] Crossbreed
[] :wumpscut:
[ ] Throbbing Gristle
[ ] Hocico
[ ] Combichrist
[] Assemblage 23
[] Front 242
[ ] Funker Vogt
[ ] Psyclon 9
[] Suicide Commando
[ ] Grendel
Nitzer Ebb
[] Haujobb
[ ] The Birthday Massacre
[ ] Mortiis

TOTAL = 2

ELECTROCLASH
[ ] Ladytron
[] Fischerspooner
[ ] Peaches
[ ] ADULT
[ ] Freezepop
[ ] Daft Punk
[] Goldfrapp
[ ] Shiny Toy Guns
[ ] Clear Static
[] The Faint
[ ] The Knife
[] She Wants Revenge
[ ] Chicks on Speed
[] LCD Soundsystem
[ ] Dirty Sanchez
[ ] Le Tigre
TOTAL = 0

ELECTRONICA
[X] The Chemical Brothers
[X] Prodigy
[X] Moby
[] The Crystal Method
[ ] Aphex Twin
[ Basement Jaxx
[] Juno Reactor
[ ] Amon Tobin
[X] Orbital
[] Paul Oakenfold
[ ] Unkle
[X] Tricky
[ ] Benny Benassi
[ ] Photek
[ ] Roni Size
[ ] LTJ Bukem
[ ] Boom Bip
[ ] Captain Jack
TOTAL = 5

Feeling Better

After going home sick yesterday, I'm now feeling better so it's off to work I go. Not much else going on in my life-did get some new craft things yesterday-will probably start them this week.
Scott's feeling better too.
Holiday cards are slowly being done.
Catching up on some blogs that I enjoy reading.
Catching up on my Netflix rentals.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Illness and Ant Farm

Well, illness has set in again-this time it's my stomach that wants to leave my body-reminds of days past where I forced myself. Don't know what caused it. Just want it to go away.
On the brighter side, I finally got my ants for my ant farm. Yes, I got an ant farm-two in fact. Ants are fascinating little creatures, except for when they bite you when you're trying to put them in their new home. 90-95% of them survived their little journey through the mail and seem to be making themselves at home.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Another Day, another dollar

Yup, it's back to work for me. I'm not anticipating too much chaos...hopefully.
Scott's slowly on the mend-drugs are always good.
I'm continuing to enjoy the low stress life, even though ghosts still keep popping up-guess they have nothing better to do.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Success continues

Just got home from my weigh-in and I'm down another 0.6 pounds for a total of 17.2 in only 14 weeks. Needless to say, I'm pleased with myself!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Low-key weekend

I'm hoping to have a low-key weekend after all the traveling that I've done over the past couple of weeks. So just the basic errands and catching up on some TV and movies that I've had sitting here. Scott still isn't feeling well so I don't know if he'll be off gaming at Morgan and Alice's today. Hope that everyone has a good Saturday and Sunday!

Friday, November 24, 2006

Back again

Scott and I arrived safe and sick from our little trip to CT. It was a nice Thanksgiving/Birthday yesterday and then today was low-key hang out with Scott's dad and brother type of day. I think that we're both glad to be home and see what this weekend has in store for us since we're sick. Hope everyone had a good one.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Turkey Day

Hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving Day today.

Happy Birthday Scott

Happy Birthday to my fantasic man-hope that you have a great day and I can't wait to share the rest of your birthdays with you. I love you!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Life

Well, today's my Friday for the week. One more presentation and back to the office to deal with what needs to be done. Tonight's it's making cookies to bring to Scott's mom's and then we leave tomorrow morning for CT.
I just read my cousin's blog and I'm going to publically state my opinion-move out. You know I love you and I'm looking out for you-he isn't ready and it's not fair to you to have the mixed messages sent day in and day out-move out and remain friends, when and if he's ready and you're available, you'll be there.
Managed to have a quick lunch with an ex yesterday in between presentations. Yes, Scott knew that I was going to meet up with him. He was visiting from Boston for the day and he's doing well. He was glad to see me happy and made several comments about me smiling and laughing more-my excuse? It's amazing what can happen when you get rid of bad situations in your life.
Things with Scott continue to be on pace.
The royal family is cute-in fact the dame Suzie is lying on me as I type this.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

RIP Fatty

Even though I only met you for about half hour, your mom had lots of sweet things to say about you and your long life. I know that your mom struggled with the final decision but if you can somehow let her know that you are at peace, it would help her.
I know that you were given to your mom during a time of loneliness and you really became a best friend for her. Maybe now because she is not alone (dad loved you too), you felt that she was safe to be without you but thank you for the many years that you did spend with her.
Rest in peace Fatty and know that Aunt Jen and everyone else loved you and will miss you.

2 more days

and counting. That's how many days of work I have this week then it's off to CT for Scott's birthday and Thanksgiving with his family. Lots of traveling before then and a possible quick lunch with an old friend.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Review of Blue Man Group

So I took Scott to see Blue Man Group for his birthday-which happens to fall on Thanksgiving this year. I managed to get first row seats, in the poncho section-which you know can't be good. The seats were small along with the whole theater. Luckily I've lost the weight so I was comfortable. The ponchos were good quality ponchos but they smelled of plastic. The show was good, a lot more comedy routine than I was expecting. The music was good. A lot of audience participation which was amusing. Luckily, the ponchos were not needed. I'm still trying to figure out what their mask/make-up exactly was on their face. Scott laughed out loud a few times and he gratiously thanked me after the show so I'm glad that I took him. I'm not sure if he will add on his review via commenting on this but if he doesn't, he did enjoy it.

WAR TIME

BRING IT ON! JUST BRING IT ON AND LEARN HOW NOT TO MESS WITH ME!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Continued success

For those of you who care and have been supporting me during this latest weight loss journey-I'm down another 0.2 pounds this week. Not much but in my eyes, a loss is a loss is a loss. I'm not surprised that I didn't lose more-I really wasn't preparing my meals like I normally do with Scott working late-poor excuse I know but that's what it is. My body could also be finally plateauing off so I know that I need to shake it up a little bit-which I will with going back to eating proper meals and changing my exercise tape routines.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

More accomplishments

I keep amazing myself! I managed to finish all of the small ornaments that I was making-now to get them out to who they were made for.
Also managed to make some brownies for Amy's party-hope that they go over well-it's chocolate, how could they not?

Finally

I finally got to see Scott in a clear-headed state of mind instead of a semi-conscious-oh your home kind of mind. We finally got to talk. We finally got to cuddle and watch tv together. Yes, it was only for 3 days but I think both of us felt like it was more than that.
Now, of course, Scott's off to play at The Strat today! But that's cool as him and I will be going to my friend's housewarming/engagement party tonight. Then tomorrow it's the usual Weight Watchers, some football, and for a change, Scott's birthday gift from me. I managed to get front row seats to The Blue Man Group-a show that he's been wanting to see for a while.
So hope that everyone enjoys their weekends and stays out of trouble!

Friday, November 17, 2006

Day #2 of traveling

And with it is lots of frustrations surrounding work. Basically, either people forget what is supposed to be my main focus or they just don't give a damn. So like with any new position there is confusion which I'm hoping gets cleared up sooner than later.
As for things on the homefront, still haven't spent any time with Scott-he's had to be working late and I just haven't been able to stay up long enough to greet him home. Hopefully, tonight will be different.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

So cute


This is another updated picture of Eros and Chloe-2 of Lucy's kids.

This Week's Adopt a Pet


This cutie is Bud and he's a Domestic Short Hair - gray and white Mix

Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
ID: A021089

Notes: Bud is a special boy. This adorable three year old cat is a very active and playful cat who is very frustrated at being confined. We suspect that Bud was once an outdoor cat because he has so much energy to expend and just can’t get seem to get enough exercise! Bud would do great in a large apartment or house but would probably go a little stir crazy in a studio size apartment. This playful guy loves chasing all toys – balls and dangling toys and cat dancers – and will just do all he can to catch those pesky things. Watching him race around – and he is not always the graceful feline you may expect – is endlessly entertaining! Once he has gotten enough exercise, which takes quite a while, Bud is more than happy to be pet and stroked. You just have to give him some time to burn off his energy. Bud likes other cats, but his energy level may prove too much for some, although he would probably get along great with a much mellower fellow feline. Bud would be a great mouser or a companion for someone who is willing to spend time playing with him and who gives him plenty of things to explore and play with. In turn, Bud will be an endlessly entertaining companion who will be oh so thankful to the person who finally gives him the space he needs to just be himself. Note: Bud has mild hypertrophy of the left ventricle and mild left atrial dilation. These do not require any treatment but may be indicative of a future heart condition and should be monitored by his future vet.

11/16/06

Just because

Since I don't want to hear Cathy's mouth about me not updating everyday.....
Today is the beginning of some craziness from now until after Thanksgiving-traveling around the city-only wished that the weather would cooperate.
Last night while Scott was over his friend's Matt's for Wednesday Night Wargaming, I had a Ghost Hunters marathon-one episode on DVD and the rest on Sci-fi Channel. It was a good background for me to work on my mom's needlepoint along with sharing the couch with the girls.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

And yet

I finally finished the needlepoint for my mother-Wahoo! This was so much more than I was expecting. But it's done. I just have to frame it and send it to her for Christmas.
I'm actually quite proud of myself for getting all of my homemade gifts completed with the exception of some small things which I know I can get done quickly. Usually I'm in a rush to get things done and sometimes don't even get them done which then means more money spent on other gifts.
So I'm done and I can think about next year.

Seems like

More and more of our furry children are getting sick. Found out that my friend/coworker's 17-year old cat has cancer yesterday and just found out that one of my yahoo groups mate's 20 year old cat has cancer. To everyone that has a four-legged son or daughter, spend a little extra time with them and give them an extra hug from "Aunt Jen."

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Yet another finish

Just want to say that I finished one of Scott's presents. Can't give details as Scott reads this but I'm glad that I'm done and I hope that he appreciates it as much as I've enjoyed making it for him. Love you, hun.

Week life

I just realized this morning how much running around between boroughs I'll be doing this week. I have a couple of presentations to do along with some meetings. Craziness I tell ya, craziness. Scott is also going to be having a crazy week-he's been asked to stay late and do some things so not a lot of Jen/Scott time during the week. At least, I'll have time to get his gift finished without him here....now if only I can stay awake long enough when I get home to do it.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

More weekend stuff

Had another great weigh-in-down 1.6 from Thursday-woohoo! About 16 pounds left to my goal!
Been working on the needlepoint for my mother and the last touches are taking me a lot longer than I expected. Managed to finish the border and the back stitching. Now I'm left on putting lots of beads on it instead of French knots but the needle is too big for the beads and I'm just not in the mood to go back and forth with the needle and thread right now so another day, another time.
Football news-my team had another win today-the bye week that they had a couple of weeks ago seems to have worked-hell, the beat Chicago last week! :)

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Accomplishment

I've finished another craft project. This one is a latch hook of a golf bag for my father, who used to play golf all the time. Now that he's retired, I'm sure that he'll want to get back to it. I'm not sure how many hours I've put into the thing, at least 20 but I am glad that it's over. Now to finish up my mother's cross-stitch gift and I can send them up for Christmas. Good thing I'm almost done with it-just have to do the finishing parts of it.

Yet another weekend is upon us

And I'm feeling that it's going to be very low-key. Scott and I were going to go to the Chocolate Show but after spending way too much money in Florida and me still doing the Weight Watcher thing, I don't want to go and deal with the crowds of people in a small place. Jeremy and I had gone a few years ago and there was just too many people in a small place that it wasn't worth the price of admission-of course, the free chocolate was always a good thing but not enough this year for my sanity.
So it will probably be craft day and possibly a little gaming with Scott today and tomorrow will be my weigh-in and football.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Just for Cathy

Hi Cathy! I love you! How's the movements?

Thursday, November 09, 2006

This Week's Adopt a Pet



This is Cody and he's a Siberian Husky (one of my favorite breeds).

Size: Large
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
ID: A019510

Notes: Cody is a beautiful, energetic dog. He's a bit mouthy and rude and could use some manners training. He knows a lot of commands: sit, down, stay, come, and give paw! He's a quick learner, eager to learn more for a taste of his favorite treat. Cody is very playful with toys. He was friendly with the toddler and stranger and was unaffected by the threatening people. He is a bit uncomfortable with restraint handling and tries to avoid it. Cody is uncomfortable with people around his food and chewy. The behavior department is investigating how Cody is with other dogs. Children 13 and up. He's available at the ASPCA.

Lunch Club Time

It's my week to have prepared something for the ladies and I'm hoping that they enjoy what I made-I know that they have already enjoyed the VT Cheddar Cheese bread I made.
Also came back from my post-vacation weigh-in at Weight Watchers-I'm actually down. 0.2 but I'm down! I really don't know how the hell I did it but I'll take it!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The Vacation Post

Deciding to spend my lunch time writing about my little trip to Florida. So I landed Wednesday night without any issues. Met Denise's roommate/whatever you want to call him, John, and proceeded to have dinner (homemade burritos and margaritas-yummy) which then developed into a couples' therapy session which lasted about 3 hours. Things were brought to light and I'm hoping that the participants can understand where the other is coming from. Lots of mixed messages and things that I haven't seen. Which pissed me off.
So then Thursday, Denise and I headed to drive around Florida-went to a fantastic bagel shop, went to her former roommate, Byung's house where I met him and his mother. I felt that the whole house just oozed negativity and depression. Didn't help that Denise has been going through some financial bs and was upset about that. After meeting Byung and his mother, we headed to her house to get her mail and then to Downtown Disney where we did a little shopping and a little eating. Got Natalie a great little Chesire cat which she is loving (thanks again Natalie) and some cute little Eeyore earrings for me.
Friday was Denise's birthday and after continuing her financial bs we headed off to Universal Studios to later meet up with John. However, John had messaged Denise later on to say he wasn't coming. Let's just say Denise wanted to feed John to Jaws (the ride that we were waiting for at the time). He did come and we all went on E. T. We then went to pick up my sexy man at the airport and then off to the Cheesecake Factory for Denise's birthday dinner. I didn't eat anything since I was saving myself for the cheesecake! Then it was back to the house.
Saturday, we were off to Mollie's wedding party (she got married in Vegas on Halloween). We met Uncle Gerry, Christina, Denise's parents at Aunt Jan's and then headed over to Jeremy's grandparents' home. The house was in a cool Vegas theme and the food was tasty. Face paint was broken out and no one was saved.....
Sunday, we went to Denise's parents lovely home were Grandma was introduced to Scott along with Daisy (see picture below) and Ellie....the original crackhead. We had some Uncle Ricky BBQ (my request) and some delicious lemon cake (Denise's request).
Monday, it was off to Sea World, one of my usual favorite Florida tourist hangouts. This time, I wasn't thrilled with the Shamu show and that sent the tone for the day. Too much people interaction. We headed off to the hospitality house for some free beer and to the other animals.
Tuesday, we puttered around Orlando until it was time to go to the airport...and man, did we stay at the airport. Our flight was 2 hours delayed and we didn't get home until about 12:30am.
I do have to say that Denise has the cutest cat, Rusty, and the most pathetic dog, Louis. :) I would spend every morning and evening with the 2 of them. Rusty actually gives kisses.
Anyway, thank you to John and Denise for their hospitality. Thank you to Scott for agreeing to come down and meet the rest of my wacky maternal side of the family.

What I did on my vacation



The picture isn't the greatest but this is me and Daisy-Denise's sister.

I'm back

Back from vacation after a 2 hour delay-man, I'm tired. Of course, I still need to unpack which I'm going to do in a few minutes. The royal family looks well taken care of-thanks Natalie.
I'll post the highlights later.