Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I love my Mr. Potato Head

Why is it that every time I think an actor, singer, hockey player (Dan Cleary), Mike Rowe (of course he is a whiner now) and any other attractive man, Jerry says he likes boys?

Every time I think a man is attractive, my husband assumes he is gay. Is it because he is jealous or insecure? It’s not like I am ever going to meet any of these people. I would love to but it is pretty unlikely in my neck of the woods.

Whenever the subject of Michael Buble’ comes up my husband has his comment ready. “He likes boys.” Why? Even Michael Buble’s girlfriend (yes, he has a girlfriend) says that he reminds her of a potato. A potato people!

Now Mike Rowe and his Dirty Job show really don’t seem likely either. He is a pretty big whiner though. Isn’t part of his show getting dirty? Suck it up Mike.

This one really bugs me and I think he says it because I have a crush on Cleary. I sound so high school, huh? He is a hockey player that is 6ft and weighs over 200 pounds. This man is hot! *fanning self*

I have him as my background on MySpace. I have his picture as my background on my computer. I rewind when he is on TV playing. I make everyone be quiet when is talking in an interview. Geez! I sound like a stalker not a fan. I wonder if there is a restraining order on me somewhere. *making note to look that up on the net*

So is it the fact that I think they are attractive or is he jealous? I would never leave him for a potato, whiner or even a hot hockey player. Well, the hockey player one I would have to think about, but more than likely I wouldn’t. At least I don’t think I would. What!? Have you seen him?

So if Jerry is wondering, I love my own Mr. Potato Head.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Ebooks vs books

I hate change! I have been trying very hard not to look at the new eBooks. I like my books made out of paper. I like to turn the pages. I like to smell the paper and that is why I love going to a book store. You can’t do that with an eBook.

After fighting it for what seems like years, I caved in and tried it. I had so many people telling me how great it was. I thought I will try this and tell everyone that I hated it just like I knew I would.

Now a month later I belong to one of those eBooks sites. Okay, I belong to 4! I have bought a few books and also some free short novels. Yup you read that correctly. I am now addicted to not only paper books but also eBooks. Just shoot me now.

Some of the benefits are that it easier to keep your place in the book. You just press a button and when you come back later you start where you left off. You can also buy your book on line and never have to leave and drive to the book store. You press a button and you got a book. They take up less space. The best part of eBooks is that you can hide them better from your husband. He will never know how bad my addiction is now! *evil laugh*

The negatives of an eBook are pretty small. They don’t smell like my books that I usually get. I only have a lap top so I have to sit it on a pillow over my lap so I can read it. That is about it. Cool, huh?

Well the other day I get an email from one of the sites about their new books, ya da ya da. I scroll down just scanning. Well lookie there it’s a coupon. Oh I love them there coupons so I click on it. Oh a favorite author of mine, great! Normally the book is 14.00 now only 9.00. Coolness! Scrolling down a bit and WOW a coupon to get the book for FREE! Yes FREE! Hell ya I clicked on it!

Sadly a few hours later I was still trying to download that freakin thing. It was for Adobe not Microsoft like I normally use. I went and downloaded the adobe it needed since mine didn't work to get it to open. I tried again and still nothing. I delete and go back to see if I might have done it wrong, you know user error? Shooosh!

A few hours later and I still have nothing. Okay I am at the point of where the thought of looking stupid is not even relative anymore. I email the site and ask WTH!? Well, in a nice way. You get more flies with honey instead of vinegar.

She emails me back asking if I activated it yet? Huh? Uh, no. Where the hell do I do that? So what do I do? Yup, I delete and try yet again. Third time is the charm, right? Hell no!

By this time I am seriously getting pissed off. I am ready to say screw it and just buy the book at the store. They don't make you download it first. Bless their hearts.

Well in the previous email she had a link. I had already clicked on it and read it. It only verified what I had already tried. I hit the button to go back to the top. This is where they have Q&A. "Since Adobe has 8.1.2 now, should we download it for eBook?" Someone asks. Answer? No, stick with the 6.0 or 7.0. YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!

So I delete it AGAIN. Download the correct one and wallah! I can activate it now. I follow the instructions and guess what? The book appears out of the mist and onto my screen. I know I know so dramatic. I was in tears people over a eBook.

All I can say is that this book better be good or I will scream. No, I am not bitter. I am just a woman on the edge because they wouldn’t give me my freakin book.

Did I mention that last week my computer crashed and I lost everything? Yup, I lost everything. Luckily for me the website I had used keeps a library for you just for these circumstances. Way cool! Check them out.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

It is a little after 10 and I am finally able to take a breath today. Who ever thought up the rules to enroll a small child into kindergarten should be tied up by their ankles and beaten with a rubber hose.

It started yesterday when I went through my sons backpack. He had a paper saying it was enrollment time for kindergarten. I was excited because now I can get my daughter into school and possibly get my sanity back.

So I go and look in my files which consist of stacks and stacks of papers. I keep everything but have no time to file most of it. An hour later I have her shot records from when we lived in California. I also found the paperwork to order her birth certificate. Now she was born in 2003, according to Ca starting in 2003 you have to have the request forms signed by a notary and then you mail them in. I think no problem. Another hour later and a call to my mother we figure out the correct web site and place the order. Now I need to find a notary.

Today my list of things to get done in order to enroll her was pretty long but I can do it. How hard can it be right? Well, pretty hard actually. Why you ask? First we had a doctor appointment for my son which took two hours. After that we drove to the Department of Health. I cringed at the thought of walking into the building. I begged my kids not to drive mommy nuts inside and to my surprise, they listened. *reminder* Need to check if aliens or dingo took my babies.

While we were there for what seemed all day but was actually only two hours or so, my daughter who is so NOT shy, made a few friends. She sure didn’t get that shy gene from me.

I find out that she needs to get four shots before they can transfer her shot records from Ca to Florida. Without those, I have wasted my time. We get into the room and sit down. Right across the way on the small table are needles all set to go. I can feel my daughter tense on my lap. I explain to her that in order for her to go to school and make friends like she wants, she needs to get shots. For some reason she doesn’t fall for it. Go figure.

The nurse was wonderful, bless her heart. She really and truly tried. Megan felt the tip of the needles and jerked out of my arms. She ended up with a long scratch on the arm and screamed like we were beating her. That was the one and only try. The paper work that was all filled out and ready for the school and my records went into the shredder. I wanted to cry.

On the bright side, I got her paperwork notarized. I think we were in the bank for maybe five minutes. Five freakin minutes!

So now I have an appointment on Friday to get her shots done, crossing fingers. This time I am bringing the big guns. Daddy is coming and I am making him be the bad guy. It will suck to be him for a change.

Did I mention that I had to do Target and Walmart afterwards? To celebrate we went to Starbucks. No they didn’t get caffeine in theirs. Do I look like an idiot? Shut up Mickie! lol