31 12 2010

So Ebay is pretty awesome. OH, and I’ve decided to move WTF Friday to Wednesday, it’s just more pleasing to the ear. WTF Wednesday. Say it……see, told you it sounds better. I need another title for Friday. Finger pickin Friday? Frisky Friday? I dunno, jury’s out. (I have offered a hybrid for today’s posting title if you are feeling sad about waiting till Weds for  WTF entry. You’re welcome.)

Back to Ebay…Whilst perusing items to spend my $50 gift certificate on, I have been inspired to put my own shit on there. I have an entire clothes hamper full of jeans, and still more packed away in my household goods…soooo I believe it’s about time to move on. I don’t have all of my clothes here in Bahrain, but I do have some that don’t quite fit anymore. You know how women kind of keep clothes (especially jeans) around because “someday they may fit into them”….meh it never happens lets just be honest. So, I set up all my jeans last night, 15 pairs about and I”ll be throwing them on Ebay on my nxt off day. The listing process is pretty simple and streamlined since I started selling in 2002, but it’s still time consuming nonetheless.

I wonder how much money the creator of Ebay has made since it stood up… Some hockeymom that needed to get rid of her kid’s extra soccer balls. And, here we are quarter of a century later and you can find just about anything on ebay.  And if it’s not on Ebay, it’s on Amazon. My second love. That webside is suicide!

I’m watching “Lock Up”  on MSNBC. At this prison in Tennessee, cats have began to wander on base and the perps have adopted them as their own. A vet comes to visit every month or so and they are allowed to by cat food and get them immunizations and such. Random. But in my humble opinion, I don’t think murderers and child molesters should be enjoying any part of a normal life, or even be outside for that matter. At the Federal prison in Hawaii, they aren’t allowed to even see the outside. Closest they get is the exercise room with two small windows.Moving on. To be filed under inappropriate work conversations:

Not-So-Attractive-Boss: “You can come in a few hours late tomorrow since it’s New Years”

Me: “Awesome, I’m gonna get waaaaasted!” (sarcasm implied)

NSAB: “Alright, just let me know when you’re ready for me to come take advantage of you”

Me: silence…..followed by eye darts…..silence….(clears throat) “Alright Sir, have a good night…”


I’m gonna RUN this shit

30 12 2010

I’ve decided I will acquire an addiction as part of my New Years Resolution. Now, I don’t believe in NYE Resos, but I suppose I will make an exception.

I’ve been researching the best way to become addicted to running. Found this in a blog:

“Running, especially outside and on trails, creates a release of endorphins that can cause euphoria (runner’s high) or just a general sense of happiness. Running has been used for years to treat clinical depression and addictions of all kinds. Less tension, less depression, less fatigue, and less confusion are just a few of the changes that patient’s have seen after beginning a regular running program. Running gives something for them to focus on, allowing them to see something besides their depressed state or addiction.”

Hmf, who knew?

I will keep you apprised of my foot traffic.

On an unrelated note, I had a dream the other night that I shaved my head because I was on vacation with my sister. I don’t remember every detail, but I do remember that I was rather sad seeing my hair get shaved off since I’m trying to grow it out.

Oh, there’s a new emoticon for FB!! It’s a cute lil penguin, check it out: <(“)


28 12 2010

Work In Progress. My Chefery skills that is.

Today, we were in the mood for chili. A bit out of character for me to pull out the food processor (though I guess I do give off the air that I may have some cooking skills since I own said processor) and decided to throw down some chili-crafting skills. This is the recipe from famouschilirecipes.com. It’s a “Superbowl Chili” recipe, so it makes for a group of people if you are having guests (3 lbs of ground beef mind you!) I also love this recipe because you add deer meat! Yum! Weird thing is, there’s no kidney beans…or corn. Might just add those next time. OH, and I doused in some Louisiana hot sauce. (that’s a given in any chili recipe)

Anywho, you basically cook the ground beef up in a pan, take the ground beef out and throw the peppers/onions in to brown them. Then, you put the rest of the ingredients in (tomato sauce, chili powder, salt, pepper) and cook it on med for 90 mins. Suuuuper easy. It’s always better the next day or a next week for that matter, after you let the flavors marinate together.



Haven’t tasted it yet, still on the stove. But I’ll let you know!

WTF FRIDAY. Edition 008

24 12 2010

Perhaps I should say WTF CHRIS(tmas)! Doesn’t have the same ring that WTF CHUCK does..but it’ll do pig, it’ll do.

So, have you ever received a gift from someone you’re not really friends with, but it’s an over-the-top gift? Do you accept??

This morning I got a gift that I was NOT expecting, and especially from the individual in question. What do I do?? Accept? It’s rude not to, right? It’s always awkward when a friend, loved one, family goes OVER THE TOP with a gift and then you’re left there in the shadows with a hand-made scrapbook of your summer adventures, stain from the coffee you spilled on the cover and all. So, do you just let them one -up you? Or do you put on your game face for baby Jesus’s birthday? In this case, I barely talk to the person..so it’s extra specially awkward. Kind of like in elementary/middle school where you get that secret admiror heart that the Student Council delivers to kids on Valentine’s Day (VD as we like to call it back home). So you are left there thinking…wtf, is this from a real secret admiror, that boy you’ve had your eye on since you met in 4th grade, you know, the one who transfered in mid-year and was oh-so mysterious. OR, is it from your sister in a grade up, OR is it from one of your friends fucking with you? Who knows.

Talk about a crossroads in life.


23 12 2010

Crackers. They have the word CRACK in them for a reason. It’s like you are allowed to have several of them because they are technically good for you… I sat down yesterday with some chicken and dumpling soup. Healthy Choice soup, mind you. This means I get to eat double the CRACKers sonnn. Oh god these things are amazing. They are nowhere near in the category of crackers if you really break it down, and as you can see, they are labeled “chips” ——> I wish they were good for you. But sadly, no.

Soooo apparently CIA has a new entity with the initials. WTF. Wikileaks Task Force. CIA, only you are this awesome.

Heard a quote today. “God doesn’t have grandchildren, you’ve got to have your own.” Spoken by Kathy Ireland on Larry King Live. Apparently she has an empire that has surpassed the billion dollar point. Who knew K-Mart clothing lines were that successful… Anyway lets revisit this God thing. I very much agree with the above. You shouldn’t have to drag your teenagers to Church. When they are old enough to make a choice, let them. Forcing Jesus on someone does not fix or help anything and it certainly doesn’t make your offspring want to be closer with big guns upstairs.

Learned a new word today: demagoguery. Means an official or important person. Yeah, try to use that shit in a sentence.


21 12 2010

Selective Obsessive Compulsive. Every family/group of friends needs someone who has OCD. And I wouldn’t really call it a “disorder”, everything has a place so why not put shit where it belongs. I don’t care who you are, when you walk into a clean room and breathe that sigh of comfort and relaxed feeling, that’s thanks to people like me! (Or my housekeepers) Either way, I think we al prefer a straightened room every now and then. I’m not a cleaning freak, obviously, since I can wait three days for my cleaners to come and do the dishes, but I do like blankets to be folded and tables to be clean.

Plus, weird people make life interesting.

Dude, I need to see that show, “What would you do?” Looks intense. Kind of like that show “To Catch a Predator” …..well not really like that show at all, but it WAS the shit and it was reality-ish although I do believe some of it was rather embellished.

I got some new pants, North Face something-ruther. They are I’m-35ish-and-want-to-backpack-Europe-esque. But they are super comfy and grey, so they match anything. Plus, you can roll the legs up and button them to be capris, or zip the legs off to be shorts. Except for when I sit down the butt pockets make a velcro noise. Mayyyybe that’s a sign.

I cannnnnn’t wait to get back to America. I need to look up who’s going to be playing in P-cola, well near P-cola, so I can get to a concert, been wayy too long! Concerts are way fun, they make me feel alive, like you’re a different person for the night, or like you have had a brush with fame — in the 3rd level out kind of way. 7 degrees of separation, right? Some of my friends may be coming by to visit while I’m there. Bedilia, Matti, and Sme*. All completely different girls but I love them all the same. It’s always nice to have friends around. I haven’t seen Sme since 2006, so it would have been five years, whoofta, too long. Bedilia, bad ass chick, she’s a blast to hang out with and we get into some crazy conversations. Margaritas will be involved =). Matti, she reminds me of home, and is so sincere, AND a good cook! Hoping her and her huz can stop by P-cola on their road trip to VA. How awesome is it that I get to be in P-cola for the summer, wonderful. FL does get cold, believe you me. I was there Oct-Jun and it got quite chilly. Too cold for the beach. My second stay there will be quite shorter than 9 months during the first round, but fun all the same. I’m ready to get to my ship.

Tyler Perry made a movie called “For Colored Girls” …hmm what?

I can’t believe xmas is in four days. Crazy shit.

IIIIIIIIII”m gonna go to the mall now. Goodbye.

*All names have been changed in order to protect their anonymity.

Welcome to the first WTF FRIDAY! Edition 007

17 12 2010

So on my way to work at 5am this is what I am greeted by. NOw, I don’t know if this is a case of beligerant bafoonery on a Tuesday night, or just a (in)convenient parking spot. You be the judge.

The concentration of highly educated and brilliantly intelligent folk around here is insane. It makes my head explode just thinking about it. Might I mention this is a dirt mound in the middle of about ten empty lots…full of flat dirt and perfectly good road for parking.