31 December 2005


Last night after a long iChat with my friend Emma I got the wild hair to go out to Club None (aka: Club One). Well, let's just say, same old, same old and disgusting people.

So there I was and this not too attractive man walks up to me and said; "I'd really like to plough your hole". My jaw dropped and I just stared at him for a moment and said; "Oh, that's attractive, real romantic". I then walked away and this moron yells out as loud as he could; "I SAID NOTHING ABOUT ROMANCE, I JUST WANT TO FUCK THE HELL OUT OF YOU!"

I proceeded quickly to the nearest exit and headed home in disgust. I didn't even get to finish my drink. I'm certain the moron finished it for me. He obviously had plenty already.

You know I don't go out much anymore. Now I know why. What happened to common decency? Did he really think such a line would make me say; "Oh yes, do me?" NOT! What a bloody moron!

I have been drinking DeTox tea all morning. :(

24 December 2005

Goatee Me

Heh, heh. I found this picture from a couple years ago on my mums iBook while I was updating her OS. I forgot about my goatee days.

Last night to escape the insanity I drank plenty of merlot and listened to Opera Babes. I worked on "home work" because I'm little behind with my paperwork at work so I brought it with me. Meanwhile me mum watched Fox news and complained there was nothing but rubbish on the television. Though she continued to flip through the channels, watch a bit and then complain and flip to another station.

Perhaps later I shall go for a walk on the beach. The Gulf water is so calming.

23 December 2005

Mother's Scary Things

Welcome to Hell!


Well, I'm in Florida. I made it. The drive from Hell wasn't too bad. It's odd being in "Bush" country again. People here frighten me.

Right now as I type this entry a photograph of George and Laura Bush are staring down at me. Yes, my mum is a right wing, fundalmentalist nutjob. This is only because George likes to use the word god in his speeches. So naturally, if he speaks of god then he is a good person. Oh, that and god sent him to straighten out America and the world to prepare us for the lords return. Something like that.

I have not seen one "W" decal with a circle and slash through it besides my own. I am an outcast in a sea of morons.

I am here for her so I shall try and bite my tongue, but it will be difficult. I mean, last night she mentioned she sent Bill O'reilly an email stating how much she enjoys his program.

Mercy me, four more days to go.

16 December 2005

Savannah Drivers Suck

Savannah drivers suck. This is a town where the use of your directional signal is optional. The police don't even use a directional signal.

It is state law to yield to pedestrians in a cross walk, most do not. My Ex was hit by a car earlier today crossing Bull Street. A nouveau riche bitch driving a huge ass SUV slammed into him. He was in the middle of the crosswalk for christ's sake.

He has been X-rayed and thankfully shows no signs of broken bones, but he is heavily bruised and extremely sore.

This area of Georgia is extremely lax on driving regulations. I guess in a town that values Monster Trucks more then retaining its symphony says it all.

I was in a car accident this summer past. I was rear-ended by some tourists from Ohio. They were an older couple and felt very bad about it. Anyhow in talking with them the woman told me she was downtown earlier and stepped into a crosswalk and a police cruiser came real close to hitting her.

The officer jumped out and yelled at her (real professional) saying she needs to be more careful. He added that in the State of Georgia pedestrians do not have the right of way. Obviously this officer is a moron. Georgia law states you must yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk. We don't have those signs at intersections downtown because they don't want to obstruct the historic ambiance. If you drive out Southside (anywhere USA) where you have the strip malls and endless wide roads and suburbs then you will see the signs clearly.

Another example of the absurdity in my state brings to mind an incident I had once when visiting the Department of Motor Vehicles. I was in a line to receive my new drivers license. There was woman in front of me wearing a horrible jump suit with bathroom slippers and her hair in curlers. When she was asked for her left index finger she raised her right hand. The attendant said no you’re left index finger. The lady put out her left thumb. Eventually the attendant took this lady by the hand and pointed which fingers to use and pressed them down onto the inkpad for her.

This woman walked out with a driver’s license shortly there after and is loose on the roads.

One of the best cards

I don't normally hold onto holiday cards, but I think this is one of the best cards I ever received. My friends Jeff and Vanessa created it. It's an old one as you can tell from the play on the X-Files, 1998 to be exact. Anyways I always find it amusing when I gaze upon it.

'Tis the season, enjoy the colour image!

13 December 2005

Winter Mornings

"There are winter mornings when the cold without only adds to the warmth within, and the more it snows and the harder it blows, brighter the fires blaze"

-Emily Dickinson

12 December 2005

Quiet, I'm recovering!

I went to work this morning. I still feel like crap and my voice has not returned. I was told to go home. So I decided to leave at lunch and not return.

When I got home, well the above picture shows you what I came home to. Stone workers have come to replace stucco on the house. So they are out there hammering and drilling away to their hearts content. TOO MUCH NOISE! The cats are in terror and I have a headache.

Looking at the wall it doesn't look as if it's in good condition. The brick needs pointing. I think that is what you call it. This section of the house used to be the veranda. It was closed up in 1904 to make two rooms, one above in the actual veranda and one below.

I'm below. I use this "veranda" room as my dining space and computer area. The space is divided by an armoire and it works out rather well. The rest of the house dates 1856.

I love it. The doorways are 14" deep and it has a splendid mantle. Oh hell, ... the hammering has started again. It's time to retreat to the sitting room.

11 December 2005

I've lost my mind

Okay I don't claim to be a great cook. In fact I don't really like to cook, but one must survive so I do minor dishes. I have been craving Macaroni and Cheese. I found a recipe for Macaroni and Cheese, which can be made in a slow cooker. I thought oh, that will be easy.

It's been cooking now for an hour. I just tasted it. It's not all that good. In fact it was rather bland. Then I realised. I forgot to add the cheese!

I give up. I'm going to have an energy bar and take some more meds. I'll be playing with Photoshop for the rest of the evening.

10 December 2005

I'm sick and it's cold!

This apartment does not heat evenly. It's cold in the veranda room where the computers are located. I am bundled up in a sweater and I have my silly cap on. I don't care. It keeps me head warm from the cold. My cat Nora-Grace is atop the armoire and is ready to leap at me. This explains the look on my face in this picture.

My voice went. Where? I do not know. My mum called and all I could do is grunt at her. "What's wrong with you?” she said. I managed to say; "Me, no voice, you check email". Then I hung up.

Today I went over to my friend Melissa's house. She had a whole bunch of people over doing various tasks. She purchased the house three months ago and hired a painter. Well, the painter didn't workout. He and his crew basically ruined everything.

I was feeling better earlier. So I thought I would lend a hand. I don't think that wasn't such a great idea. I feel worse. At least I got out of the house. I have been indoors since last Thursday!

I received a phone call this evening from my dearest friend Gloria. She moved to Los Angeles last May and loves it. She called to see if I thought she was lame. Now, I answered the phone in the best possible voice I could muster and I said; "No, you are not lame." She said someone had told her she was lame for not going out every weekend. I told her such a thing is ridiculous.

So Gloria was told if you live in LA you need to go out every weekend or you are considered lame. What errant nonsense.

Now Gloria being a Leo then asked me what was wrong with my voice. Those Leo's, it's all about them. ;)

We talked a little more about things going on in her life and what’s not going on in my life. She thinks I should move to LA. I think I’d probably die, but then again the one place I have never thought of might actually be a place I end up loving. I do love California (Northern). I shall plan a visit for next year.

Well, I guess I shall go shred some paperwork. My life is so exciting.

08 December 2005

I'm in Hell

I have a raging head cold and now my cat Nora-Grace has gone into heat. I can not imagine anything worse then two cats hanging about yowling and moaning all bloody day long!

I don't expect to have sleep for the next three weeks.


I stayed at home today due to a head cold. I have taken some rather potent meds and now I am out of it. Oh, well.

I have come to the conclusion that I will be canceling my cable. This means no Internet at home anymore.

Truly Comcast sucks. The cable modem is not all that faster then DSL. In fact when I did have BellSouth DSL a few years ago I never had a problem with it. It never went down and was rather fast. I have had nothing but problems with Comcast. Also it's too damned expensive. Before I reduced my cable television to basic service my entire bill was right under $100. and there was rarely anything on.

I don't watch too much television so I don't miss it. Well, I must admit I do miss the Sci-Fi channel, but I can go over to my friend Betsy's for our Sci-Fi Fridays. Now, as for the Internet I am practically on it all day at work. When I come home sometimes I just don't want to turn the computer on. Sure I will miss iTunes music store or that instant gratification when I want to find out about something, but I can always take the PowerBook to the library or a friends house and do what I need to do.

So yes, I am disconnecting from the mediocrity or at least at home I am. I will also have an extra $54.39 a month.

So long Comcrap!

07 December 2005

Happy Birthday Grandmama!

If my grandmother were alive today she would be 100 years old. She was born the 7th of December 1905, the day of infamy, but before it was infamous. She was always there for comfort and direction. In her life she was a flapper, world traveler and a brilliant Norwegian soul. I miss her.

Glad fødselsdag bestemor. Jeg mangler De og jeg elsker De meget mye!


One of my cats, Tabitha has gone into heat. Oh, what joy! I was hoping to avoid this, but I have not been able to afford the spay operation. I am still paying on a $492 vet bill.

However in light of things, I think now I will go ahead and take Nora-Grace in since she is seven months old. I would much rather have them both done at the same time, but it will be more cost effective one at a time.

It’s such a joy to hear Tabitha howling all night long while I am trying to sleep. This is something, which I have not been able to do well since Monday. It seems at night she becomes extremely “bothered”. She jumps on to all of the windowsills and scratches on the windows and runs around knocking over whatever she may.

Poor little Nora-Grace looks at her in terror. She must be thinking WTF is wrong with her. Oh, little does she know she may face the same situation. I dread the thought.

Now, I am developing a cold.

06 December 2005


22 November 2005

Who are you?

Apparently, according to this little survey I am Galadriel, which is quite fine with me. However I would rather be a brunette.

Possessing a rare combination of wisdom and humility, while serenely dominating your environment you selflessly use your powers to care for others.

Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.

11 November 2005

Computer Geek Issues

The Vortex of Goo got me last night. My vintage PowerMac 8600 had to be re-imaged and then my almost vintage Cube got messed up because I ran a Mac OS update.

Every time I restarted the bloody thing it would get stuck on "loading Mac OS" and just stay like that forever. I couldn't even get it to boot from disc. So I linked my PowerBook via fire wire and ran some tests. I thought it was all fixed. Then I got the wild hair to restart the PowerBook in the Cube's OS. That was stupid. It wasn't fixed and this time the PowerBook got stuck on the "loading Mac OS". There I was surrounded by three useless computers!

Oh, but wait there is more!

I had to reload an older, non-DVD version of OS on the Cube to get it back up and running. Then I had to boot up the PowerBook as if I were loading a new OS and tweak it to recognize the Cube via fire wire. I then shut down the PowerBook at which point it made me select which operating system I wanted. I finally was able to get it up and running freely of the Cube.

Meanwhile the 8600 loaded perfectly and seems to be fine as is the Cube, but now I need to reload all the Apps. I lost a lot of stuff, but thankfully my music and graphics are all on an external drive.

Sometimes I think I truly hate all these gadgets.

03 November 2005

Are You Lucky?

Melissa M. and I went to Sakkura's for Sushi, wine and conversation last night and then to the Savannah Film Festival. We got to view Match Point, which was directed by Woody Allen.

The film starred Scarlett Johansson, Johanthan Rhys-Meyers (always pleasant to gaze upon), Emily Mortimer, Matthew Goode (more eye-candy), Brian Cox and Penelope Wilton.

Basically, the film is about a former tennis pro Chris (Rhys-Meyers) falls for Nola (Johansson), who happens to be involved with Tom (Goode), Chris's tennis partner and soon-to-be brother in law.

I enjoyed the film very much. The filming was great and the acting convincing. The movie ended in a way that left you wondering what was going to happen to Chris Wilton. Will he crack, go insane or continue through life very guilty?

It was another splendid evening.

02 November 2005

The Fates Are Out To Get Me

I came home from work yesterday. I put the key in the door and the key broke off in the lock. I called my friend Betsy to see if she could bring me my spare set and she did. I figured I could go through the back door in the courtyard, but noooooooo! The doorknob lock was broken and the key would not work.

I had to call Bradley Lock & Key for help. Finally a man with no teeth showed up and proceeded to work on my front door. After what seemed to be a very long time, he gave up on the front door and he went to the courtyard to try his luck with the back door.

Again, what seemed to be forever he throws his tools down in frustration and walks away. I think to myself, okay now what. He returns with what looks like to be a very large spanner, pliers thingy. He then proceeded to tear off the doorknob from the door.

So I finally get in to my apartment at 8:30 PM and $85.00 poorer. The locksmith repaired the front lock and replaced the doorknob on the back door.

What the hell! Are the Fates trying to tell me something? Can't they do it in a less expensive manner? I mean, really!

01 November 2005

The Squid and the Whale

Melissa M. and I went to see The Squid and the Whale last night at the Savannah Film Festival. Melissa gets two "SP" passes every year. I am not sure what the "SP" stands for, but I decided it might stand for Staff Perks.

The film is based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother. It's centered on two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.

The film starred Jeff Daniels and Laura Kline. Jeff's character, Bernard Berkman was a complete ass, but amusing. He played this character rather convincingly. Laura Kline played her character equally well. The scene where she bursts out laughing at her husbands’ suggestion they get back together. Well, let's just say I related to the insanity of it.

Jeff Daniels was present at the festival and after our viewing he was presented an award from the Savannah College of Art & Design. He gave a short speech and then there was an opportunity for students and others to ask him questions.

It was an excellent movie and a rather enjoyable evening.

31 October 2005


Kate's got an article on the BBC! She's so wonderful.

28 October 2005

The Cats

Today was another vet visit for Nora-Grace. Her eye has healed and the doctor gave her the needed injections including the one for Feline Leukemia.

The doctor didn't give Nora another test for the virus as it is too soon. We need to wait another three months. However, I am under the assumption that Nora had a test and it was negative. So I am going to believe she doesn't have it. I think the doctor felt the same way since she gave her the inoculation.

I inquired about the cost for the spay operation and about died. It will cost $492.00 + other fees for the both of them! They asked if I wanted to go ahead and make the appointment. I said, no. I have to pay off the huge bill I currently have from the previous visits.

I'm just so relieved about Nora-Grace.

21 October 2005

I feel sick.

Quite frankly I feel like I am going to puke. After two hours at the vet, I found out Timothy is actually a girl. She is now known as Tabitha. Then I was told the most horrible news. Tabitha has feline leukemia and quite possibly she has given it to Nora-Grace. I thought Nora had been inoculated for it already, but I read the paper work wrong.

I believed I was doing the right thing by taking in a stray. All I have done is possibly given my baby a disease. I am so heart broken right now.

The vet bill was $448.44.


My boss actually let me leave yearly yesterday, but when I got home I could not find one of my cats, Nora-Grace. I looked everywhere and then I panicked. It turned out she was under the dresser, but because of her dark fur she blended in. I tried to get her out, but she hissed and growled at me. I noticed her right eye was half closed. I finally got her out, but she continued to wine, hiss and growl at me. I figured she might have a cold and my other cat; Timothy may have got her in the eye. I decided to leave her be for a while and went to cleaning.

My mother calls and tells me one of her tires blew out at 70 MPH and she is on the side of the road and does not know where she is. She called AAA, but they could not find her. Then Nora comes stumbling out of the bedroom, walking as if she was drunk. I panic. My mother is crying on the phone. I start to get upset. It was horrible!

After talking with my mother for a while we hung up. I called the Vet. and made an appointment for Thursday at 2:10. However, later in the day I was too nervous about Nora and decided to take in to the Vet right away. We sat there for about an hour and then they took a look at her. But first I was chastised by one of the attendants for bringing in a stray cat into my house. The reason being Nora hasn't had her feline leukemia injection yet. I was under the impression she had it, but I read the paper work incorrectly. She was only tested for it. The lady basically said Nora-Grace could have caught it from Timothy and there is no cure and could die.

So, this left me very nervous and depressed and kind of ticked off at the bitch behind the counter.

We spent a good hour with the Vet. They had to put an orange dye Nora's eye. This way they could see if she had a scratch, which she did not. They did a blood work-up. All is fine.

We had another Feline Leukemia test. She is negative, but she did have a slight fever. So at the end of it all we went home with eye drops. I have to put them in her eye twice a day, oh and I am not $145.00 more in debt. :(

We got home and I called my mum. She was back on the road 2 hours later with a new set of tires. Since it was getting late she decided to stay at a motel last night and will be getting back on the road shortly. I will be leaving work to day at noon, which is about the time she should be getting in.

Today I need to take Nora back for a check up. They wish to see if her fever has gone down and to check the eye again. If her fever is down I think they are going to give her all her injections. They have also asked for me to bring Timothy. They wish to check him over to see if he has anything that could have been transmitted to Nora-Grace. They will also give him his injections.

Goddess knows how much this is going to cost! The good news on this subject is my mother is going to pay for yesterdays visit!

20 October 2005

Freaking Out

I'm freaking out! As I write this my mother is on her way to Savannah. She is evacuating from the path of Wilma. Please don't get me wrong. I love my mum to death, but my house is a wreck.

I've got unfinished projects. Paint cans everywhere. My Ex still has some of his furniture in my house. I've got boxes for Goodwill here and there. It's a bloody mess! Here I sit at work... thinking of all that needs to be done. I requested a half day today, but have not heard from my boss yet.

I'll be surprised if he will say yes.

17 October 2005

Perfect Weather

It was perfect weather this past weekend. I could finally breath in Savannah! I catalogued some of my library on LibraryThing and did some house cleaning. On Saturday I actually managed to open one of my windows in the sitting room! It filled me with joy because previously I could only open two windows in the back of the apartment.

The window that I managed to open dates to 1856, but it opened rather easily with the help of a putty knife and hammer. Opening it was like the lifting of a seal on an ancient tomb. I swear there was a vacuum sound as the seal parted and the fresh air entered for the first time since 1856! It is my hope to get at least one window open in the long room and then my life shall be compete.

The highlight of the weekend was Champagne Sunday with Melissa M. We paced ourselves better this time and had a wonderful brunch. Of course we had cupcakes.

I had to close the windows last night because of the dreaded Savannah stench started creeping in. It's disgusting we citizens have to put up with that rancid, putrid stench from Hell! It burns your eyes and throats and all run to seek shelter behind closed doors. No wonder why most of the homes and apartments around here have painted windows. It's extra protection from the evil stench.

It's Monday. It's time to go to work. My job is about as exciting as watching drying paint.

14 October 2005

Butt Paste

WTF? I was strolling along in Toys R Us and came across this. I had to take a picture with my camera phone so you too could experience my WTF moment.

12 October 2005

Kate Bush

A few days ago I stopped by the Manly Table and learned from Garrett that Kate Bush is coming out with a new album. He made my day. The single, "King of the Mountain" debuts on the 24 October. The full release of the album "Aerial" is on the 7 November.

On Tuesday night I opened a bottle of wine and I pulled out my Kate Bush LP's (yes, LP's) and listen to them until 1AM. Ah, it was fabulous. I am very excited about her new work.

Smurfs 'bombed' in UN Ad campaign

Wow! What is the world coming to? I am a big supporter of the United Nations, but this advert. I mean, I think it's kind of funny. Though, I know it concerns a serious subject. Should I feel bad for snickering?

10 October 2005

Internet Panhandling

Okay y'all, I have created a website devoted to receiving donations for my cats. It is called Help My Cats and it's for their medical needs.

Since I am single again my funds have dried up.
Desperate times calls for desperate measures. I will be working out an arrangement with our veterinarian so I may get on a payment plan, but every little bit helps which is why I came up with this idea. I'd rather not owe a lot and have it hanging over my head.

I don't like the idea of panhandling so I am not going to write about this anymore. If you wish to know more please visit the site.

07 October 2005

Pay Rise

I received a letter today from the place of my employment detailing my annual wage increase. I am now 45 cents richer in my hourly wage. I can now afford that extra package of tofu. Woo, hooey!

Bush: God Told Me To Invade Iraq

WTHF! Okay, It is my opinion this pathetic human being has gone to far. As a pagan I believe in reincarnation. This person definitely is the soul of a Crusader and is extremely dangerous. Impeach him NOW!!!

I've Gone Insane

I've gone insane! I had to delete my entire blog and recreated it directly on Blogger which means I had to retype all my previous posts.

I originally created it so my IP could host it, but it was more trouble then it was worth.

Endless problems! Grrrrrrrrrr!

04 October 2005

Corpse Bride

Melissa H. and I went to see Corpse Bride this evening. I liked it, but I think MH was a little disappointed. I had heard many people were going to see it with Nightmare Before Christmas in their minds. Corpse Bride was lacking the dark humor that only an adult would understand. It did have its moments.

Before we went to see the movie MH and I had dinner and margaritas at Jalapenos. It was rather good and it was free! Thank you MH.

I feel as if it should be Friday, but alas it is only Monday. Oh hell, four more days to go.

03 October 2005

Attitude Improvement

It's Monday morning. I have so much stuff to do. ... and I don't want to do it! I'm so over it all. I need an attitude improvement.

02 October 2005

Champagne Sunday

I went to my friend Melissa’s house today and had champagne brunch. I brought the usual cupcakes, but this time they were absolutely horrible. Yes, it’s true, a bad cupcake. I guess the tie-died icing should have been a hint, but it was all I could find.

They were so intense. The sugar was like nothing I ever had and they turned our lips different colours. Then the flavour turned sour after a few seconds in your mouth. It was truly disgusting. The champagne on the other hand was fabulous as usual as was the company.

( Mental note: Do not by cupcakes from Crack Kroger ever again!)

After being home for a while I decided to hang the curtain rods, sheers and draperies in the freshly painted dining room. I did pretty well considering all the champagne.

Ugh, Monday is quickly approaching.

01 October 2005

Painting Completed

I finally got the long room finished. The trim is bright white and the walls are painted "Pollen Grains" (Behr Paint).

The room is called the long room because it's long and narrow. It used to be the outside space, below the veranda. The space was enclosed in 1904, which created a long and narrow room. It gives the garden apartment much more space and light.

Now I need the enthusiasm to paint the hall, bath and kitchen. However I think I will wait awhile.

30 September 2005

Blogroll Added

I added a blogroll. I am not sure if I am supposed to get permission from the individual before doing this or not. Remember, I am a newbie! I mean, is there a web log etiquette to follow?

Rudolf is Dead!

I'm at a loss for words. Rudolf the Reindeer is dead! He was scared to death while happily grazing in a field.

29 September 2005

To Move or Not To Move

My friends in New Jersey wish for me to return. I have not lived in NJ for 19 years. I did return once in 2002 and it was a horrific experience (more on that later). I am not sure I could deal with being there again.

It's a strange place. I felt a sense of familiarity while I was there, but at the same time I felt like an alien. I have been living in the South since I was 19. I am 38 now.

Life up there is very different from here. It seems everyone is in such a rush. However, people here seem to take so damned long to do anything. I think it's because of the heat and humidity.

Hell, I know I have slowed down too. However that is not because of my age! I do need to move for financial reasons, but where? Perhaps I should move to Atlanta again. Oh, I have no idea!

26 September 2005


Oh my goddess. I have quite the hangover today. Our champagne brunch yesterday turned out to be an all day affair. We ended up drinking several bottles of champagne. Then another friend showed up who had not been drinking and asked if we would like to go out to visit several open houses.

We decided to go and then ended up later at another friends house and had more champagne. We ended up watching Desperate Housewives. I then staggered home.

The pain, oh the pain of it all.

Oh, and I never did get to painting this weekend!

25 September 2005


I finally figured out how to link this blog with my online storage! Duh. It was so simple. Well, now today I can celebrate. It's champagne brunch Sunday at my friend's house. What a perfectly wonderful way to spend the day.

22 September 2005

Lost Steam

I have been painting my apartment for what seems like months, but alas I have lost steam. I rather enthused when I started. I need to finish the long room this weekend. It's been half done for two weeks now.

08 September 2005


I have decided to start a blog for no other reason then it seems everyone else is doing it. Lame I know, but I am rather bored these days. I have never been terribly good at keeping a journal. Perhaps, since this is on a computer it will be more engaging. We shall see.

I am going to host this on my webpage space through my Internet provider so I will have more creative control.

Hmm, I sure do hope I will have something more interesting then this to write about!