Saturday, August 26, 2006

Jeanette's B-Day Bash!

Happy Birthday Jeanette!

Jeanette rang in her quarter of a century day at my house with a few friends. It was kind of a last minute party, but turned out really well. The only thing that I am not happy with is the fact that we didn't get to play Harry Potter Scene-It. We played Catch Phrase (my personal fav) and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (John's hosting made it so much more fun - in fact, I don't think I would want to play unless John was Regis). It was a liquids only party - some food may have been a decent idea, but too late now. Clean up was a breeze, it is so nice to have "adult" friends who are mature and considerate. The only spill was mine, so we got pretty lucky. Those in attendance were: Jeanette, John, me, Don, Sarah, Josue, Ashley, Judy, Dan (my hot neighbor) and his cousin Jeff. I am really glad that Ashley came, since initially she wasn't going to. She made the night a lot of fun. And of course, my girl Sarah, was a delight. The parties that we have had in the past usually end up with me pissed off and on a psychotic rampage, but this was so fun. We had significantly less liquor than the usual, but it was like the perfect amount. We went through 5 bottles of wine, a case and a half of beer, a few Mikes Hard Lemonades, and a bottle of Rasberri Stoli.

I can't decide on my favorite part of the evening, so here are a few highlights:

Sarah bruising Don's nipples with all the titi twisters, me breaking the chair when hoping on Sarah's lap, Jeanette and her party pants, John's Millionaire show, Judy being a pimp, Dan being hot, the soggy Millionaire life line tokens, Jeff not zipping up his pants, me repeatedly ripping off Sarah's shirt, Jeanette's stripper dance, Jeanette flashing, Ashley laughing so hard she snorted, Don bringing out the dirty playing cards, Sarah studying the dirty playing cards, Josue chillin' takin in all the girl on girl action or all the ass slapping and booby grabbing.

Wow, that sounds pretty exciting...I bet those of you not there wish you were!

Sunday, August 20, 2006


Donovan is such a goof! He never stops making me smile!

This picture breaks my heart...he looks so sad with his one tear.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

The DNC's Barking Up The Wrong Tree!

Donovan, Don and I were actually eating dinner together - it is a rarity in our house, and when it happens it's really nice...when...the doorbell rings. Now, we don't get a lot of unexpected visitors and at this particular time, we definitely weren't expecting anyone. Since Don and I act like we are 80 years old sometimes, we had to discuss who we thought was at the door - instead of going to check right away. I was already a little peeved because someone was interrupting our dinner, so I went to answer the door and who do you suppose was there to greet me???

The D-fucking-NC! A young man (fresh off the Greenpeace boat) dressed in his very sharp, brand new DNC t-shirt greeted me with warm smiles and promises of a better future (barf). I was in an okay mood, so I let him introduce himself and give his brief biography. He then proceeded to ask for my charitable donation for the primaries. I politely (I'm actually not lying here folks) told him that, "I am a Republican so I will be contributing to them. Good luck!" He looked at me as if I had just told him that his mother was sucking the Govenator's dick. I was still very polite, maybe just a little more intense, as I told him that, "I would recommend you don't ring the bell next door, as you will be entering a battle of wits, unarmed!" He was confused...although I didn't expect him to not be confused, because after all...he is a volunteer for the DNC.

I have no problem with Democrats, in fact a lot of my close friends are playing for the wrong team, but what I do have a problem with is the fact that this twerp gave me a disgusted look. I respect peoples choices and don't make faces at them when I am trying to raise money. At least try to be a good role model for your party. It's embarrassing that people act so childish. I will admit that I can get heated sometimes, but I try not to be an asshole about it.

It reminds me of the newspaper article that I read shortly after Bush was elected for his second term (I can't locate it right now, but when I do, I'll post it). A journalist went to New York and wore a Bush t-shirt and walked the streets in a predominantly democratic area to record peoples reactions. He then walked around with a Gore t-shirt in a predominantly republican area and did the same thing. The outcome was that when he was wearing the Bush shirt, he was called obscene names and even spit on. When he was wearing the Gore shirt, he was pretty much ignored just as if he was wearing a plain old t-shirt. It is really disgusting to me. When Clinton won, we didn't go around spitting on democratic supporters because we lost, we just shut up.

This brings up something else that pisses me off. During the last election Bush supporters in Oak Park (AKA - the Republic of Oak Park) were being vandalized for showing support and having Bush signs in their front yard. People (assuming Democrats) were stealing the signs from yards, spray painting on them and even setting them on fire. I'm sorry, but that is so childish. Grow the fuck up.

Okay, so I have gone on long enough and I will stop. My blood pressure is going up and I think I need a drink.

Moral of my polite when opposed kindly it makes you look like less of an ass. And if your listening DNC, don't come ringing my bell!

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Charm Much

Watch out son's a charmer!

My New Tat

I went yesterday to get my 3rd tattoo - very exciting! I am really pleased with it. For those of you non-hip is my interpretation of the Pisces sign for Donovan. If your also wondering...that is the inside of my ankle...the outside of my ankle has the Leo sign. I am so glad that I don't want tattoos all over my body, since I find them highly addicting. I am so ready for another one! I love it!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Work Outings Can Be Fun

It's not that I wasn't expecting to have fun at a work function, but I really did have a fabulous time. Our plans were botched a little at the beginning because we weren't allowed to have a grill at the park, but it all worked out in the end. A lot of people showed up and I wasn't expecting them too, even if they did put their names on the sign-up sheet. Like Jeanette said, we had a ton of food. It didn't seem like we had a lot of planning on this and I wasn't sure how well it was going to turn out. The water balloons Maggie and I made were a hit. I think that everyone enjoyed themselves. Dononvan had fun - he missed his nap so bed time came early tonight! Whoo hoooo! I am also extremely tired after our softball tournament.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

The Bloggers Lull

Does blogging run in some sort of cycle that I don't know about. Sometimes there are so many blogs to read, a new one everyday - but lately no one has been all! I know some people have valid excuses...but come on people - I want to read a blog! I know that I have also been a culprit in the blogging lull, but I am trying to be better - I blame it on writers block...and Donovan!

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Book Sale Bonanza!

Yesterday was the Oak Park Annual Book Sale, which I attended with Sarah, Ashley and Jeanette. We all met up and went to dinner at Fuego Loco on Lake St. Pretty good, I enjoyed the food...didn't enjoy the bathroom with the broken lock!

The book sale is crazy. We arrived about 20 minutes after in opened and everything already looked picked through. The children's book section was in boxes on the floor in no order what-so-ever. People were actually sitting in front of boxes and scooting across the floor. Others found it necessary to bring their children under the age of 5 to look through and pick out some books for themselves...always a great idea. What really frosted my cookies is the people who were reading the kids books on the floor in the middle of the isle with their 2 or 3 year old trying to decide if they like it or not....THE BOOKS ARE 50 FUCKING CENTS - BUY IT AND DECIDE LATER!!! I really didn't feel like the book sale was the best place for children. It was incredibly dusty and very crowded - the last place I would want my son to be running around with a bunch of sweaty crazy people.

My fav part of the day was the Sci-Fi section and finding gold (AKA - Graphic Novel). Don wanted me to score him some graphic novels at the sale, which I did! Jeanette and I decided to take a browse through and low and behold, we found one. I was just about dry humped for it...but I came out on top. I could have scored some digits and a coffee date, but decided against it - one nerdy baby daddy is enough for me (at least Don wears deodorant and showers).

I really really enjoyed myself, I was expecting to get really agitated and become aggressive, but I think I was able to reign myself in and stay cool, calm and collected - although if I would have spent more time browsing the children's books, I'm sure I would have lost it! My only recommendation for next year...require people to put on deodorant before entering and have hand-sanitizer available after check-out.