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27 06 2012

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20 06 2012

Midwesterly Awesomeness





Sugar makes you sick

12 06 2012

Welp, it was that time of the year.

And I don’t mean the time of year where I see one of my favorite bands and it’s the greatest night of my life!!

…the time of year that I get a mysterious 24 hour bug. It rather coincidentally landed on the very day that Sugarland and Lauren Alaina were performing here in San Diego. I’d gotten tix earlier in the month, so it was non-negotiable. I didn’t care how I was feeling, I was going to see that damn concert.

Lauren Alaina opened for Sugarland and she was pretty good. It was obvi she was new to the whole “performance” world, and you could really tell when S-Land came out because they have been doing it for so long it’s very natural and they know just how to work a crowd.

 

Lauren was really good though. She was sweet and moved around the stage a lot and she played a couple of good songs from her album, “Georgia Peaches” and “Tupelo” were my top two. She did some covers too which was cool

 

By the time Jennifer Nettles came on stage my tummy was feeling a little ill-face…which was extremely bad timing. Plus, it was super cold out because the Cricket Wireless Theater is an outdoor stadium seated venue in Chula Vista and it was windy on top of the cold…on top of the sickness. So I excused myself three songs in to go and bring my supper up in the bathroom. That was when I decided I wasn’t going to make it through the concert. I felt terrible and I felt even worse because that meant my friend had to leave early too 😦 I was able to get some zzz’s in the car while she made it through a couple more songs, then we ditched it and headed home. I couldn’t’ even drive my own car home because I was feeling disoriented as well as the potential for further vomiting…Not so good on the freeway.

Not really what I had planned for the night…but I caught a few hours of sleep and headed to Vegas the next day!





Moving Pains

9 06 2012

The time has come…yet again.

I’m packing all my shit up. And you can’t stop me!

Crossing my fingers and toes that all my junk fits in this tiny garage. Ok, not so tiny but from the pic it looks pretty small. It’s probably my car plus about five or six feet of room in front.

After all my boxes go in I have a sectional, kitchen table, coffee table, and three shelving units plus my Q size bed to fit in her.

We will see…but I do pride myself in my packing abilities. I’ve been doing it since i was a kid, so I think I might just make it work. And if not, the sectional can be sold, along with just about everything else that’s cumbersome, with the exception of my mattress. I’m never letting that one go. It’s like sleeping on clouds that support your back in ways that you’ve never dreamed possible.

This is phase one, I just got the garage on the 6th, so we are underway with the moving. I’m going to do a little every day, I think that’s the secret. And packing well to make unpacking easier and faster. I leave 19JUN so I need to get my ass in gear. Not to mention the property is showing my place for future renters so it can’t be all shitscattered.





Memorial Day

8 06 2012

A bit late on this one, but wanted to share.

I got to go home this past Memorial weekend to Missurah and see the ol fam dam. I got to see the new addition onto Mom’s house. A 4 season porch designed after the Ruby House porch. If you haven’t seen the Ruby porch, it has a wood floor and white wood-slotted ceiling, beaut! And all old looking and shit. It’s quite comfortable and relaxing. Windows all around the sides and one of the walls is almost completely windows and as you look out you can see a farm field and lots of green trees and grass. I forgot how the midwest was beautifully green in the summer! A drastic change from the winter there. San Diego has gorgeous weather all year round, but it doesn’t quite get a rich green.

Anywho, after a short visit at the Mum’s we were off to Missurah. I was only home for four days, but we did quite a bit with our time. I got to see my friend that’s pregnant with twins! She’s due in August and I cannot wait to see those beautiful little babies.

I got to meet my sister’s boyfriend for the first time. They’ve been dating since Feb, and I just now met him though I’ve heard a lot about him. I totally see what she’s saying, he’s a pretty stand up guy and a really good fit for her. From what I gathered over a couple days anyway. I’m really happy for her, she deserves one perfect guy!

On Sunday we went up to IA to visit with some family and go around to a couple graves to put flowers on them. The first cemetery we visited had over two hundred flags flying! It was a pretty touching sight.

I couldn’t help but think about my friend Mike who gave his life nearly a year ago fighting in this crazy war we are in. Memorial Day is a day to remember those that have passed as well as those military members that gave their life freely and willingly for this country. He died doing what he loved and I am proud to say I knew him. I haven’t been up to see his grave yet, but I will make it there some day soon to say goodbye. Wednesday was his birthday, actually. He would have been just 26, way too young to be lost. I will never forget what he gave so that we could keep on doing what we are doing in this world.

On Monday we made it around to a few more cemeteries, there were flowers on nearly every grave, and it was a beautiful sight to see all the love for those that we have lost. I got to visit Granny and Papa’s grave, they rest up on a hill and overlook Horseshoe Hill, their property and rolling Missouri farmland. It’s quite a beautiful view. Next to them is my friend’s mother who we lost to cancer recently. We also visited a friend’s grave who died nearly ten years ago, though it feels like yesterday. He was so young and we lost him unexpectedly. You can never really prepare yourself for someone’s death. I think no matter how one goes it hurts, and you never forget about them. I think about so many people daily that I wish were still here. But that’s the way life is I suppose. I know God has a plan for everyone…but some shit I just don’t understand. It would seem that this Memorial Day cemetery run was sad and downtrodden, it was actually a wonderful day to spend with my family -living- and also my family and friends that are no longer around.

It was also good to see my mom. She was sick earlier this year and all I could offer was a phone call to support her during that time. It’s painful to love someone so much and not be able to be there in person for them. As much as you can email, call, and write, it just never seems to be enough. So I was relieved, happy, comforted, and blessed to be able to wrap my arms around her and girl talk about life and catch up. I really life that lady.

This was a long post and I’m realizing that it’s quite bothersome to type and have long nails. I just recently started to do the whole “long nails thing.” They aren’t fake, but my entire life I have cut them short because it was easy and I would always break them trying to get into some kind of food source or just being clumsy….but last summer I decided to give the ol long nail a try and I really like them long. I can’t imagine trying to type with acrylic nails on though. That would be hard as hell.





Lane-isms

7 06 2012

So I’m sure at work you all have “that guy” who is completely awkward, kind of strange looking, and says shit that only creepy people think is normal.

We had one of those in Hawaii and these are a few of his “isms.” Found these while I was packing today.

1. Yea, the townspeople raised me. (Talking about how he was “raised in a cult”).

2. My glasses enunciate my forehead, they make it more pronounced.

3. Today is deader than my great great grandfather who died from kerosene poisoning.

4.  I’m perfectly content with talking with myself.

5. I was forced to eat one apple every five minutes for three hours. It was an order from the cult leader.

6. Why does no one talk about the fact Jesus had bastard children?

7. I wonder what it would be like if Inspector Gadget was a porn star.

8. My genius is actually true.

9. I’m not a good catcher, if you catch my drift.

10. (Someone asks) What color is this? (Lane responds) Shiny.

11. Sometimes I wish I was a bastard.

12. You just said my magic language.

13. My parents didn’t even know they were getting married until the middle of the meeting.

14. I don’t understand half of what I say or a millionth of what I think.

15. Someday I’m going to open Neverland Ranch 2.





WTF Weds: Ed 026 Season Finale Wackness

6 06 2012

Sooo I’m a bit late on this, but after my vacay I’m catching up on Season finales.

Here are my immediate reactions. If you do not watch the shows below, please kindly ignore…or read on and become thoroughly confused.

Grey’s Anatomy. Seriously?!!? You kill Lexipedia?! I am so sad. And I am also hoping you don’t bring her back like you brought Izzy’s man back in season 5 because that was really strange and hard to follow. Is Grey’s even coming back next season? Did McSteamy die too?? You people have strung me along for eight fucking years and you start killing off my people..and then leave off on the Series’s hugest cliffhanger, possibly the biggest cliffhanger in the history of the network. Is Arizona going to be okay?! What’s the deal with the plane pilot. He looks like he’s someone semi-famous, will he be a new character next year? Do the rest of the people at Seattle Grace know the flight crashed? I feel so bad for Christina practically having a mental breakdown and Mere trying to keep everything together when she might loose both her sister AND her husband. What a cruel cruel show.

American Idol. Eh this was a TAD predictable. After 40, yes, forty episodes, Phillip Phillips rises to the top. I definitely predicted this during his audition episode. No joke. I think we all knew it was coming, and I bet he won in a landslide of at least 120 million votes. Jessica Sanchez didn’t stand a chance. Love his new song “Home.”

Gossip Girl. Pretty sure this shit was cancelled finally. I started watching quite a few years ago and it’s just not relevant to what’s going on in my life anymore. But like a train wreck, I gotta watch. The ever-going Blair/Chuckles love triangle is still raging. She finally tells him she wants to be with him forever and always, and surprise surprise he’s already moved on. Ok, not so surprised. This saga has played and replayed the same storyline and love matches….I’m sort of over it. Though I feel like there are some loose ends remaining, I’m okay it’s over with.

Ringer. Uh….cancelled before the season was over? Sarah Michelle Gellar has been out of the scene for like ten years following her Buffy the Vamp Slayer tenure. Now the first show she does…which had a pretty juicy and ever-changing/surprising storyline is now cancelled? I hope they bring it back.

America’s Next Top Model. ANTM as we call it. I actually agree with the winner for once in ten years. This season Tyra changed it up and brought in some Brits which made it U.S. versus Brit Top Model. Pretty interesting and funny to see them clash and argue about dumb shit. The winner was a Brit and she is very relatable and cute but still can hold her own. …with pink hair! Tyra is still crazy as a shitbird though.

The Bachelorette. This just started a couple weeks ago. yawn… Eh? It’s ooooookay I guess. When I have two hours to spare while dusting the house and cleaning dishes to throw it on in the background. Emily Maynard is pretty damn boring. And the guys are ever-predictable. There’s the jock, the cock, the weirdo. Actually come to think of it, the show is a bit like Breakfast Club. But Ems Ems….you are soooo very dry. LIke, I know you are super cutesy, have a nice body, a sweet little girl, and a charming story and background, but spice it up a little girl! Speak your mind and it’s okay to be a bioch sometimes… I keep watching….but I’m not holding my breath for anything juicy.

Shows I will most definitely be tuning into this summer:

1. True Blood Seas 5, starts this Sunday and I might just piss my pants!!

2. Army Wives Seas 6 has been ongoing, but I just realized it started back in March and I am about to catch up. Not one of my absolute favorites but I like to tune in. There are a lot of things that are not-so-accurate that they portray about military life, but I guess it makes good TV eh?

3. Dance Moms. Oh boy, bring onnnn the drama! Abby Lee Miller is a basket case and I love watching how pissed the dance moms get every single year….and yet they still come back to her studio. I feel bad for the little girls though, they always seem super stressed out and beat to a pulp after five hours of dancing every single day. Plus school. I’m sure something dramatic will happen and Abby will be sassy as ever!