Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I will attempt to write here again. After all, this is my feel good blog, and lots of times I feel good. It's just that business stuff often gets in the way. We had a warm and sunny summer here in Maine. Fall has been pleasant (thus far) as well. I understand the "real cold" is on it's way at the end of this week.
We had great times with family and friends. Our adventures have continued, I just have remained silent on them, which is too bad as you forget as time goes on. I should record them somewhere.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
I have been to the ocean to boogey board far more than any other year this year. The water temperature has been great, and it hasn't been hard to get in at all. Some storms that passed close by here have stirred up some pretty awesome waves.
Now I am looking forward to the ski season!! And before that, my favorite season and holdiay, Fall and Halloween!!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Friday, October 17, 2008
Sorry I haven't been posting lately. Not only have I not felt the urge to do one of my favorite activities, but I have a host for germs brought in by my husband from the offices of Corporate America.
Since I have become a dog trainer, I have been far less susceptible to trading germs back and forth. My husband has been going to the office more frequently, however, where these microscopic beings lay in wait on surfaces, and in their hosts' bodies. See with the whole financial crisis, there is a lot of positioning of loans to close first, so if he's not there, they will get bumped. I wish I could put him in a biosphere suit before he leaves here!!
So I am lying sick in my sick bed very uninspired to do anything other than sleep. Luckily, my job does keep me active so that mucus can not get a hold of my lungs, if I actually could sleep all day. All in all, my new career choice remains a healthy one!!
Sunday, October 5, 2008
LOL. So typical. Been there done that in soooo many ways, but I am happier in my current circumstance anyway.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
I find it hard to get up when it starts getting chilly, and I get easily chilled. It's lucky that my business/job keeps me outdoors most of the time, or I would just hibernate inside. That's what I used to do when I worked in corporate America. It was either being miserable inside working, or huddling under the blankets at home in front of the television. Dogs have really opened up my enjoyment of the seasons for me. Dogs and discovering skiing again six or seven years ago.
Fall gets chillier, and it also gets easier to hide your fat. However, I am determined to continue loosing my fat this year, and emerge in the spring much thinner. I am hoping to loose a good eight pounds this month, but I need to actually focus on that, and not how cold and chilled I get outdoors.
I am fine once I get outdoors and moving, but then when I stop....it's like the cold just settles into my bones. It takes a little while for my body to adjust to the chillier weather again each year. However, I get used to the cold more than I used to when I was younger.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME (favorite perfume, current car):
Tea Rose Mercedes
2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME (fave ice cream flavor, favorite type of shoe):
Baileys Via Spiga (this isn't going very well)
3. YOUR NATIVE AMERICAN NAME (favorite color, favorite animal):
Violet Dog (this should be my druggie name)
4. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME (middle name, city where you were born):
5. YOUR STAR WARS NAME (the first three letters of your last name, first two of your first name):
or if maiden
6. SUPERHERO NAME (2nd favorite color, favorite drink):
Blue Captain and Coke (Coca Cola dumb ass)
7. NASCAR NAME (the first names of your grandfathers):
8. STRIPPER NAME ( first pet name, first home road name):
Sniffy Hawthorne (see that one works, did I miss my calling?)
9. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME (your fifth grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter):
10. SPY NAME (your favorite season/holiday, flower):
Fall Posie (now if this was Bond, females should always have a body part in their name right?)
11. CARTOON NAME (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now):
Cherry Velvet (also a good stripper name)
12. HIPPIE NAME (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree):
Pop Tart Birch (um, no)
13. I changed the stripper name thingy to one I had used before. Was going to be creative and make up one for this spot, but I am wierdly uninspired today.
Artist Name (Farvorite Pizza Part, Favorite Crustation)
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Love their products, I am banning them now. US Corporate outsourcing at it's best. Who could have thunk this would happen.
How many people aren't aware that their taxes are being done in such countries as China as well. What is the harm anyway with a little oursourcing??
And how is it that these stories don't immediately hit our news sources???? Yet we get to hear about celebrity latest adventures which seem to tie directly into what products they are selling for our news. This is all so fucked up.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
There was an art show going on called Art in The Park, and so that was the first thing that we did. Here is an article about it.
My client had let me know about this. She is an artist that paints on silk. Her adorable Maltese, Dixie, was attending the booth as well. Susan has some pretty incredible artwork, and this was the first time I had seen it.
Additionally there was an artists that did sculpture, calligraphy, wood carvings, paintings, water colors, some incredible hand embroidary, and anything else you could think of. I was very pleased that this event pulled in really great stuff to look at. The events in town lately have been disappointing this year, probably due to the economy.
The event did not disclude dogs from coming, and it was a pleasure to bring Leon and Jack with us, as well as see other people with their well behaved pets there.
Later Robert joined me on a bike ride past the Nubble. We drove into down town, and had some ice cream at the Village Scoop which makes their own waffle cones warm. The ice cream is delicious too, and comes home made from a place around the Middleton Mass area. Richardsons, I think?
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Have you heard Palin speak? She is a disaster. Not so much so as our current president, who whenever I see him on the news, seems to have a problem stringing simple words together into a sentence. Nevermind poise or panache. Can you say defensive? OMG. Please, please keep her OUT of the white house. I am having flashbacks to Swifty as Governor of Mass. Those were NOT good years. Oh, by the way, Romney was another of McCain's prospective runnees. Must be because of all the good he's done in Mass. Are you Fing kidding me!!
No I am not thrilled with Obama either, but it's coming down to picking the best of the worst. Okay, it might be harsh to call Obama the worst, but I soooo wish it was Hillary who got the nod. I find him an educated and well spoken candidate, but a little too "slick" for my liking. He lacks sincerity. I doubt he's experienced enough as yet. However, I think he's less of a disaster than others, and most likely to make the better president. His VP I need to look into more. I was somewhat shocked that he seemed to pull from the old white boys club. On the other hand, I have heard him speak (the VP candidate), and he sounds intelligent enough. Is he healthy though or will this be another Cheney? I mean the White House must age you 20 years to every 4 years or something like that.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Like Sugar Daddy, this is in modern times, which is not my favorite venue of this author. However, she still does it better than anyone else, and I can't resist her sex scenes. I don't know what it is about her writing that actually makes me read the story rather than skipping ahead. See I bought another unfortunate romance novel in the meantime due to a craving I was having for the genre. The writing style was excruciating to get through, so right to the sex scenes I went, and I am not sure I can go through the torture of sticking with the story.
Lisa writes in such a way that you are captivated from the beginning. Though I must say, damsel in distress works much better in Victorian times, when women really had few rights. Modern times, it's hard to take that any kind of woman would put up with that crap. Still she writes well, and keeps you intrigued. I would say this is the biggest complaint about her modern books. Even her historical romances could be written less from the damsel in distress viewpoint on occasion.
On the other hand, I made it more than half way through the book in the first day!! So it's pretty good as far as this genre go. See, I am ashamed to admit that I do love this genre, because it's mindless and fun. Much like how I love Gossip Girl. If you like this kind of thing too, check out this author.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
- Air travel (ie flying). Not only does it scare me, I just don't like it. There is nothing enjoyable about flying except MAYBE if you are in first class, and that doesn't look all that great either.
- Thunder storms. We get some dooseys around here.
- Tornado warnings or funnel clouds (go to MI, and you will see some as often as you might like to).
- Being in a foreign country or even state, and not feeling as if I belong. Or wondering if I look like I don't belong (ie easy target).
- When cars drive slowly past me, or I seem to see them no matter where I am going. Luckily I normally take my Dobermans out dog walking with me, which might make most people pause before messing with me.
- Something happening to my husband:(
- Coming into contact with a crazy person unknowingly!! Look what happened right down the road from me.
- The Economy
. I bet the economy right now scares everyone!!
- Bumps in the night when the husband is not around.
- Someone trying to hurt my dogs (again see the lovely person and what they did right down the street from me.....).
- The day my dog Jazz is gone:( Or Leon or Jack.......or any of my client's dogs.
- People who don't smile give me the heebie jeebies.
- Being alone when I am old (the curse of not having children). Course children do not guarantee that you will not be alone when you are old. Everyone tends to forget that.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
- Day at the beach.
- Lunch dinner with friends.
- Walking my own dogs.
- Reading a book.
- Exercise, though I have been doing a good hour walk everyday, but more muscle firming and flexibility exercises.
- Play with my doggies.
- Pay attention to my poor husband.
- Have fun with my husband.
- Spend time with family.
- Window shopping day.
- Woodsy walks.
- Bubble bath!!!!
- Cleaning (yuck)
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Now I have in the past (I really need to get some bifocals or something) been a huge book reader. So I don't greet her, as I don't want to interrupt her in the middle of a pertinent chapter. Then the whole way down I am thinking "was I just rude to that nice little old lady". And then, she didn't greet my husband, does she not like him?
Lady was just reading a book for gosh sakes, why does this thought keep floating around in a circle? Anyone else have these stupid things that just get stuck in a loop. It reminds me when i hear an annoying jingle, and then that jingle is trapped in my head for the rest of the day. I mean, I actually find myself humming this thing that annoys me, or making up different words to it.
The brain is so bizarre.
Friday, July 4, 2008
Monday, June 30, 2008
Typepad is a service that I have used for a couple of years now. I haven't been entirely happy with them as they say you are paying the "pro" charge for a certain space of storage for files that you can never upload. Then they began hiding that info in the account, so you wouldn't know how much you were not getting.
So they prebill years, and that's fine. Last year they collected two years of payments from me erroneously. I was fine with that, as I saw my account page showed me up to date until June 2009. Then the end of June comes, AND MY ACCOUNT IS SHUT OFF. I explain what happens, and the accounting/customer service department starts talking to me like I am the idiot. I just love that, and they are not listening.
From June 19th until June 24th, they insist there is no fax number or e-mail to send billing documents to, but that you need to upload. What a perfect opportunity to demonstrate how the upload tool DOES NOT WORK. Yeah, good luck with that.
So after having to send several nasty messages to customer service, I finally get the e-mail that I needed. Course they send over the wrong one first, and then taunt me that if I send it by fax it will just take longer. I have very rarely had such bad service before. I can assure you, that I have never done business with the company again that gave it to me.
So I send the the pdf file with all of the credit card info, they can't find the e-mail for two more days. By the time they do, they claim they can only see one page of a 9 page pdf. Fine, I start sending them it page by page. Now the story is the file was damaged, they couldn't read it at all, but brought in a team of experts that worked on it for 30 seconds, and bingo they have the info that they need.
Course now they are refusing to refund me the money, even if I cancel the service and they can't deliver the service that I am paying for. So I will now commence my daily posting on this blog of exactly this statement for every day of service.