Friday, June 30, 2006

What do you see, little Ruby?

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Look Ma! I did It!

The sewing machine was not bought in vain.

My first creation: A tote bag

Please excuse some of the sloppy sewing. I am a novice after all.

Thanks for the sewing maching Mom:)


Sunday, June 18, 2006

Happy Father's Day

To my Dad

To my Step Dad

To my Husband


Thursday, June 08, 2006

Popcorn and Milkduds

The beautiful and talented Lil Deb over at i obsess has tagged me for the movie meme. This was a little more difficult for me than I thought it would be. I like movies I just don't see many movies. It's hard to get out with kids and even if we rent them, I hate to admit this, it takes me several nights to watch just one movie. Not because they are boring but if I get in a halfway comfortable position and the lights are dimmed and it's past 9pm I fall fast asleep. God, that's so sad.

Twenty years ago I had all the time in the world to go and see movies. I think all of these were seen in a movie theater.

Pretty in Pink- To a 15 year old girl Ducky was endearing, cute and cool. When you're 35, um, not so much. I saw this movie a few weeks ago and I wanted to slap him.
Lucas- Can't remember much except that Charlie Sheen was a hottie.
Absolute Beginners- Anyone remember Patsy Kensit? She married one of the Oasis brothers.
Top Gun- I thought Tom Cruise was cute but Val Kilmer was cuter.
Ferris Buehller's Day Off- Again, Charlie Sheen was hot!
Legal Eagles- Why would a 15 year old see this movie?
Aliens- Very scary and Sigourney Weaver kicks some alien ass!
Howard the Duck- My boyfriend at the time had the hots for Lea Thompson.
Stand By Me- Still love that movie.
The Fly- Creepy and scary.
Blue Velvet- And I still had a crush on Dennis Hopper after seeing this? What a weirdo!

Ten years ago I already had two kids so these are mostly rentals.

Dusk till Dawn- Quentin, George, Harvey and VAMPIRES!
Flirting with Disaster- Worth watching just to see Lily Tomlin and Alan Alda do their thing.
Welcome to the Dollhouse
The English Patient- Didn't do it for me. I was bored.
Evita- Maddona, I've heard Patti LuPone and you ma'am are no Patti LuPone
Jerry Maguire- Damn, Tom Cruise again.

Five Years ago........

Monster's Ball
Lord of the Rings- I am a major LOTR geek. Love love love the books and the movies
Sexy Beast- Ben Kingsley. From Gandhi to this?
Legally Blonde- "Whoever said orange was the new pink was seriously disturbed." How could you not love Elle?

One Year ago.......

Constantine- Keaunu was comatose but it was visually entertaining.
StarWars -Revenge of the Sith- Yep, I'm a Star Wars geek too.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire- Hermoine, Harry and Ron ROCK!
Crash- I will go against popular consensus and say that I liked Crash a lot and thought it was better than Brokeback Mountain.
War of the Worlds- I swear to god I'm not a Tom Cruise fan. I just see all of his movies. Sheesh.
History of Violence- Viggo is a babe.

Yesterday, today and tommorow?

Power Rangers and Dora the Explorer. Over and over and over.
Please. Make. It. Stop.

I'm tagging anyone who wants to go on a trip down movie memory lane.


Saturday, June 03, 2006

It was the Third of June.... Another Sleepy Dusty Delta Day

Does anyone remember what today is?

It's the day Billie Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchee Bridge.


Friday, June 02, 2006


If this works Grandma is gonna love it.

Billy and Ruby aren't quite ready for Star Search. But I will give them 10 stars for cuteness.
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Hairdo is a Big Don't

I really had no intention of being such a prolific blogger this week. Then I ripped off Thursday's quote of the day and read this one and I had to post one more time. This quote sums up everything bad about the worst haircut I ever had.
It happened almost two years ago and my hair is just now recovering from the trauma. I had one stylist for awhile and I loved the way he cut my hair. Then he quit. I was lost and had know idea where to go. I had read about a new salon that had opened up near my house so I called and made an appointment. They were expensive so I thought there was a good chance they knew what they were doing ( I know, I know, really dumb reasoning). I went in and told the girl I wanted a trim. I guess that sounded like "Do what you like" or maybe she heard "Just fuck it all up". All I know is that I walked out of there looking like Joyce DeWitt. I had a freaking hairdo!
I cried about my hair to my husband to which he remarked he never knew I was so vain. But it really wasn't vanity, it was feeling like I was walking around looking like someone I wasn't. I am not a put together girl. My style is more jeans and a Led Zepplin t-shirt than a pants suit from Casual Corner. This hair cut was definitely a pantsuit type style. Oh god, and the time it would take for me to have to style it! Complete torture.
I started growing it out immediately and that was very difficult to do. When you have 3 inch layers growing out from the top of your head you have to constantly have the back of your hair trimmed out of fear of growing a mullet. 8 months later with my hair not looking much different I decided to cut it all off.
That was a little over a year ago and my hair is starting to feel long again. I can put it in a blessed ponytail again but the best part is not looking like a 70's sitcom star anymore.

My hairdo look. I guess I could of laid off the black eyeliner if I wanted to look less like Miss DeWitt.


Thursday, June 01, 2006

Some People Want to Fill the World With Silly Love Songs. What's Wrong With That?

There has been a lot of posting about celebrity snark recently. I'm all for it most of the time, it's the byproduct of our celebrity culture. Brad & Jen, Katie & "Nutjob" Cruise and Brittany's spawn are constantly on the cover of every checkout stand magazine, so I find it hard to believe we are expected not to form any opinions. That being said, I think the media are being really unfair when it comes to the Paul McCartney-Heather Mills divorce. I've read various stories in the press lately and they all sound unbelievable and even a bit sexist. There seems to be a recuring theme in all of them.
1. Paul was a fool to not have a pre-nup
2. Heather Mills is a gold digger
3. She's going to take off with half of his fortune.

First of all I'm respecting the guy for the pre-nup decision. Not only is a pre-nup unromantic it's so cynical. When many of his contemporaries were trading in the old blonde for the new model (Rod Stewart anyone?), Paul was in love with one woman for thirty years until her death from cancer. I'm not naive and I know divorce happens (I've been there done that), and when money and contempt are involved things can and do get nasty. But why live your life preparing for something like that? Sounds depressing to me.
Another thing, Heather Mills is no Anna Nicole Smith. She's an amputee who turned her misfortune into a philanthropic mission to outfit mine accident survivors with prosthetic limbs. All of this was done long before she had ever met Sir Paul McCartney. When calling her a gold digger they're calling him a sucker.
And the deal with the money? Maybe he wants to give her half of his gazillion dollars? He would still have half a gazillion left. She's the mother of his child and maybe he respects that.

In my humble and uninformed opinion I don't believe there has been anything in his past to warrant this kind of smear. I don't know Paul McCartney ( I saw him in concert once, does that count?) I guess they could both be flaming assholes who deserve the bad press, but I doubt it. Everything I've ever heard or read about the man conveys a picture of a good person. People need to lay off.