Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Happy Blogiversary To Me!

Can it be? Am I really starting my 4th year of blogging?

Check out how it all began ... harken back to my second year when I started a second blog ... go back one year and see that discontent with my blogging habits is nothing new ... and check back in a year to see if I'm still here.

I really can believe how quickly the last year went. It's true - time goes by more quickly when you get older. And I seem to be stuck in this three year cycle ... I was just coming out of a cycle when I started blogging. It had been about three years since my separation/divorce. Lots of personal issues that I was finally resolving, beginning to reach out and really actively seek a romantic partner. I think I was ending a three year personal cycle when I started the blog.

And then a three year professional cycle began. Believe it or not (I really can't believe it!), it was just about three years ago that I learned that I would be losing my job in June 2005. So, three years have gone by with the job cycle ... let's hope this is the start of a new three year cycle where everything, all of my personal and professional goals, come together.

One can only hope.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Going, Going ...

... gone.

I just left an abbreviated version of this comment over at Zulu's page. This blog hasn't been filling the same void it once did for me, and my posts have been increasingly infrequent. It's weird how others in my blog world are feeling the same. Looks like Zulu may be taking a hiatus, and Woo Woo has left the building. It's like when I was in college and it seemed like all the girls on my floor were on the rag at the same time. It just happened that way. Somehow, we would all eventually get on the same cycle.

It's very strange to think it can happen in cyberspace too!

I'm not calling it quits just yet, but it has crossed my mind. We'll see where things go in the next few weeks and months.

Saturday, January 27, 2007


Take down Christmas tree
Unpack CDs
Take a shower and get dressed
Pay doctor's bill
Email sister-in-law about shower
Leave tickets on table for Susan
Email the Whack Pack about Casino Night

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Little Miss Sunshine

The Hoover family ain't got nothing on my family. Snippets from my grandfather's funeral over the weekend:

"At least he didn't bring his fat girlfriend with him."

"Is your cousin gay?"

"I'll talk to anyone who wants to talk to me. But I haven't spoken to my brother in seven years."

"Dad would roll over in his grave if he knew who the pall bearers were."

"Grandma's here; have you said hello to her?"
"No, she can come over here if she wants to talk to me."

All in all, it was a great visit with my family, despite the circumstances that brought us all together. And I brought home a lovely basket of flowers.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


Wish I'd had my camera for Ed on that one.


In the last 30 days, I have accumulated 1,863 pieces of spam.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Fat Pants

Oh, you know what they are.

The pants that you keep in your closet even though they are too big. And then, one day, usually in the dead of winter, you find yourself reaching for them. Yes, I've been wearing my fat pants and I am NOT happy about it.

It may be just the thing to get me off my ass and on to the treadmill.

Monday, January 08, 2007

My Name Is Earl

Did you see last week's episode? It was sheer genius.

Who doesn't remember COPS? Who doesn't still watch it on occasion? Well, last week's episode was a flashback to several years ago when the gang in Camden County was featured on an episode of COPS. Totally fictitious of course, but sheer genius. It was laugh out loud funny.

I seriously, seriously hope they put that episode up for some awards.

Sunday, January 07, 2007


Sixty degree weather in upstate New York? In January?

It's been crazy. No snow so far this winter; just one or two brief dustings. Lots of rain, and this weekend - sunny skies and sixty degrees. Makes you think that there might be something behind that whole global warming thing.

I should have taken advantage of the unseasonably warm weather, but I've been fighting a cold for a week now and all I want to do is hibernate. Not actually sleeping, mind you, but just hiding under the covers.

I'll come out of my shell soon enough.

Monday, January 01, 2007


I was going to share a photo of last night's festivities with you, but my camera and computer don't seem to want to communicate with each other today. Bother.

And yes, John, I have come into the light. I figured the New Year was a good time to try new things, and as Sally pointed out, I probably would have to do it at some point or another. Now Scooterdeb won't be confounded by the Technorati tags if she chooses to guest blog again at some point (you all still have that ability, you know, but you will have to upgrade to the new Blogger - BWAH HA HA!)