September 2004 Archives
OK, so a lot has happened since I last sat down and actually updated! :lol I know I say that every time and it seems to be getting longer and longer between updates, but I'm finding those are the hazards of having a life :scared
so lets start with last Friday...which was one of my best friends (Whtetigr, who used to have a blog but no longer does :cry) last weekend in town before she moved off and left us :cry:cry:cry...us being Ranran and I of course...and naturally we wanted to do something to send her off right...something like she would do for us (well no, we didn't let it get THAT bad! :rofl)
let me set it up for you...Whtetigr had Fri. and Sat. off work (she did end up working a couple hours Fri. afternoon though, till 6), Rans girlfriend D had to work Fri. till 9 I work till 5, M worked till 3...so trying to coordinate something with all those schedules was quite an accomplishment!
When M got off work she went and picked up Ran so I could pick them both up with one trip, then the 3 of us went to the ummm...'toy store' :biglaugha for a few items we would need that night...you know, handcuffs, blindfold...stuff you're going to need to convince someone who doesn't want to go out that night with their buds :wink then drop Ran off back at her place, where she had convinced Whtetigr that she'd gotten rid of D for the night so they could have some friend time before Whtetigr left town.
9:30...D is home and waiting downstairs, M and I pull up (with the purchases made earlier in the day) and we get set to put the plan in motion :biggrin going up the stairs as quiet as possible (Ran knew we were there, she'd seen us from the bathroom window earlier) and walk in the door to a surprised Whtetigr
who was then told (Via Ran and myself) to "assume the position" :rofl she was a great sport about it all, while we handcuffed and blindfolded her...even had a little flashing button that said 'bacheloretts last night out' we made her wear
then lead her downstairs and loaded her into my van :lol drove her around for a bit so she wouldn't realize where we were going, and headed to the metro...when she walked in and realized where we were she said "you are NOT making me walk through here like this!"...she knows us better than that...we damn sure were!!! :rofl and did...got our drinks, found our table, and sat to enjoy the show...my friend, you were a great sport about it all :kisses
Since she was still speaking to us Sat. :lol, we all met up to go out to dinner, where I got to met the person who she was moving to :cry:cry...seriously, she seemed very nice (dammit! :sad) had some good food, good conversation, and then went our separate ways to spend time with our respective significant others...but my girl did get this before we did that...
The Three Musketeers
I miss you my friend...more than words can say or than you will ever know...I hope life brings you all you want and desire, because you deserve it so very much. :kisses you're an awesome person and we love you :1luvu
for those that have made it this far, there is more if you're interested....
You exhibit a slight twitch when introduced to anyone with the first names of Charley, Frances or Ivan
If an airboat is parked in your drive instead of a car.
Your freezer never has more than $20 worth of food in it any given time
You're looking at paint swatches for the plywood on your windows, to accent the house color
You think of your hall closet/safe room as "cozy"
Your pool is more accurately described as "framed in" than "screened in"
Your freezer in the garage now only has homemade ice in it
You no longer worry about relatives visiting during the summer months
You too haven't heard back from the insurance adjuster
You've ordered gas cans via FedEx
You now understand what that little "2% hurricane deductible" phrase really means
You're putting a collage together on your driveway of roof shingles from your neighborhood
You were once proud of your 16" electric chain saw
Your Street has more than 3 " NO WAKE" signs posted
You now own 5 large ice chests
Your parrot can now say" hammered, pounded and hunker down"
You recognize people in line at the free ice, gas and plywood locations
You stop what you're doing and clap and wave when you see a convoy of power company trucks come down your street
Your depressed when they don't stop
You have the personal cell phone numbers of the managers for: plywood, roofing supplies and generators at Home Depot on your speed dialer
You've spent more than $20 on "Tall white kitchen bags" to make your own sand bags
You're considering upgrading from a 16" to a 20" chainsaw
You know what "Bar chain oil" is
You're thinking of getting your wife the hardhat with the ear protector, face shield for Christmas
You now think the $6000 whole house generator seems reasonable
You look forward to discussions about the merits of "cubed, block and dry ice"
Your therapist refers to your condition as "generator envy"
You fight the urge to put on your winter coat and wool cap and parade around in front of your picture window, when you finally get power and your neighbor across the street, with the noisy generator doesn't get electric
And finally you might be a Floridian if
You ask your sister up north to start saving the Sunday Real Estate Classifieds
yes, I am posting from work again...my boss is gone for the day and my work is done (well ok, most of it is :lol)
I really have several things to post about, but my desire to even be on the computer has pretty much reached an all time low when I'm home.
The kids are doing good, dude and little dude have even made student of the week (in the same week even :rofl) already this year! :banana
work is going great, not a whole lot to say about that, that wouldn't bore everyone to tears :wink
M and I are doing EXTREMELY well...just passed the 2 month mark :biggrin...the fear that she will decide she doesn't want to be with me or that she will just leave someday, or find someone else...is slowly but surely fading into the background...still there, but not nearly as strong as every other time when it DID happen...so we'll just continue to take it one day at a time and see where things go.
I received this last night in an email...now granted, I haven't been a Floridian for that long...(and I live in the more NE area than SW...) but still...I got a kick out of this, and thought some of you might also :biggrin
even though I think it's full of sh*t! :rofl
You're Element is Fire. You have a strong,
independant, fiery personality and you
obviously don't ley other's puch you around.
You like being in charge and don't care what
other people think. In fact, you like to stand
out and be yourself. You're probably shy when
people first meet you but your a ball of energy
that could explode at any given moment. You
like to laugh and whether you admit it or not,
you like to fight. You're peronality that is
wild and untamable. You're beauty is physically
fit and a little sexy and you have a very
What's Your Element(girls)? (PICTURES)
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Well as Frances came and is still hanging around parts of the state, I must say I feel very lucky this morning :biggrin.
My area was probably one of the few that didn't lose power, my house did not flood, (and I do live in a very flood-prone part of town) so for right now I'm feeling very fortunate :crazy in spite of the tree that is laying across the middle of the road in front of my house (could have been a lot worse, it didn't hit anything :smile)
I am, however, very worried about my uncle, as most of you remember when I moved to Florida earlier this year, he is the one most responsible for my being here...he lives in Port Saint Lucie, which is very close to 'ground zero'...and was supposed to come stay with us...well, he opted to stay put...actually I think it had more to do with the 'person' living with him :let_it_all_out but M and I agreed that if she wanted to stay, let her, we'd have boarded up the house and left her ass there!! :rofl
anyway...he called yesterday morning about 5:15 am, and while I heard the phone ringing it didn't really register with me what was going on...so the phone went unanswered...and I haven't been able to get ahold of him since :cry
In better news, my kids went to my fathers house this weekend..and my middle dude now can water-ski! :banana...its so cute to listen to him talk about it because his older and younger brother cannot get up yet, and they're a lot bigger than him :biggrin....I'm so proud of him!!! Even my father was bragging because of how choppy the water was.
Of course, now my oldest wants me to come down and join them, because he wants to see if "I can out-ski Aunt Linda" to which I told him "I always could son" :wink :rofl
So I'm off now to clean house and do laundry and find something to occupy my time till my gal gets off work :fdup :walk_sad hope everyone has a good day, and my thoughts are with those dealing with Frances visit :sad