Thursday, September 21, 2006

Tagged: Part Two

Yes, I too was tagged by our wicked blog mother...

List seven songs you like right now:

1. Sexy Back: Justin Timberlake/Timberland
2. Ain't No Other Man: Christina Aguilera
3. Buttons: Pussy Cat Dolls/Snoop Dogg
4. Bar Light: Charlie Robinson
5. No Hay Igual: Nelly Furtado
6. Promiscuous: Nelly Furtado
7. Hips Don't Lie: Shakira

Granted, most of these are my treadmill songs on my Ipod - I need high energy music to keep me going.

Tagged by my wicked mom...

I'm in between the bajillion or so conference calls I have daily and thought I would respond to the meme that my lovely pal Sissy tagged me with...

List 7 songs I'm digging right now and tag some other folks blah, blah, blah...
So in no particular order

Barlight - Charlie Robinson
I Go Back - Kenny Chesney
Get Back - Ludacris
Promiscuous Girl - Nelly Furtado
East of the Sun - Dianna Krall
Somewhere between Texas and Mexico - Pat Green
St. Jimmy - Green Day

I don't know enough people to tag so guess that's it...

Phones ringing again....damn

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

New Digs

Well we finally took some pictures from our new digs on the lake. Spurs really wanted me to post these because he is so excited about the view and his new boat...

Haha! Sike!

Here is a picture from our deck and this is the view we see from the entire back wall of our condo.... (sans boat - that will come later)

Here is Lynkin on our back deck, enjoying the nice mild day we are having today. She is very excited about the grass, trees, pine straw, pine cones, and squirrels since she has never seen these things before moving here....

And here is Stella looking out of the sliding glass door at Lynkin and very pissed that Lynkin is outside and she is inside. She does enjoy the new view though, it's a lot better than our previous view where she was watching tumbleweeds and dust storms....

Hope you enjoyed.. there will be more to come...

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Argghh - let's all celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day!! To celebrate, below are the top ten Pirate pick-up lines.

10 . Avast, me proud beauty! Wanna know why my Roger is so Jolly?

9. Have ya ever met a man with a real yardarm?

8. Come on up and see me urchins.

7. Yes, that is a hornpipe in my pocket and I am happy to see you.

6. I'd love to drop anchor in your lagoon.

5. Pardon me, but would ya mind if fired me cannon through your porthole?

4. How'd you like to scrape the barnacles off of me rudder?

3. Ya know, darlin’, I’m 97 percent chum free.

2. Well blow me down?

1. Prepare to be boarded.

Feel free to leave your own in the comments :)

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

First impressions

We are here and somewhat settled in. I've been cleaning and unpacking like a mad woman, or as Spurs would say, as a German woman. The first impression of the new place was not great because of the lack of cleanliness but after cleaning my butt off and our furniture arriving on Friday it now feels like home. We have a lot bigger living space now and it's really nice. Just tonight I've been snuggling with Lynkin on the couch and it's been raining all day and I just looked around and felt like I was at home for the first time in a long time. We did not consider TLTTF, TX home at all, we didn't even hang any of our pictures.

The entire wall of our living room and dining room are sliding glass doors that look over the most beautiful lake and everytime you look out at it you feel at peace. I really believe that your surroundings effect your mental state. We have a huge open deck off of our living room and a screened porch off of our dining room and a small open deck off of our master bedroom. I love the water and I love trees and everything green so being able to see outside from every room and see water and greenery is making me very happy.

Stella has finally calmed down since her furniture has arrived. Cats are so territorial but I'm glad she survived her second move in two years. Lynkin is taking it all in stride. It's funny how much cats and dogs differ in their attitudes. Lynkin has seen pine straw and pine cones for the first time and saw a squirrel the other day for the first time. She is a happy girl. It's like someone being blind and then seeing these things for the first time.

I forgot about the humidity, the mosquitoes, the palmetto bugs (a.k.a cockroaches) but our view makes up for all of it. Our good friends that live in our community took us out on a boat ride Saturday and it was incredible. We had mimosas and fruit and sandwiches and great company and beautiful scenery - we are definitely getting a boat.

All in all it's been an adventure but we are so glad to be back home! I've never slept better and I have a smile on my face everytime I get up in the morning. I'm also thankful to be closer to family and friends. I can't wait to have my Dad over who loves the water like I do and I can't wait to go visit my friends in my old hometown - Mo will be the first and I am so excited to see her new place - and hopefully we will get to see Sissy's new place too!

I will take pictures soon, when it stops raining so you can put images with words.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Made it

Well, we made it.
The trip odometer read 1523 as we pulled into the complex.

Now we need our furniture to make it. The movers didn’t exactly engender much confidence. We’re supposed to hear from them at some point today.

The place has a beautiful view and Naps is happy about that…
She was not happy about the fact that it didn’t look like it had been cleaned very well. She is currently cleaning like a mad woman and cursing in German. I never knew she had such a potty mouth.

I grew up in this area but haven’t spent any significant time here in 10 or so years. Feels a bit surreal.

The animals are a little freaked. Scratch that, Stella is freaked. Lynkin is having a ball.

All in all, I’m glad we’re here safely.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Moving, Day 2, 1700 Hours

Never made it to the casinos in Shreveport...oh well...I don't like them anyways...

We made really good time and are safely in Birmingham.

I've got quite a few observations from day 2.

-People are stupid and can't drive.
-People are stupid and have no fucking clue how to use "cruise control".
-People are stupid and refuse to move out of the passing lane.
-People are stupid and drive way too fast on a holiday weekend.
-People are stupid and give me a warm fuzzy feeling when they're pulled over by the man. Twnety - two by my count.
-There's a town in Mississippi called Chunky. It should be next to Lubbock.
-All rest area bathrooms smell like ass and feet.
-The cat doesn't like my singing voice.
-There's really no way to eat healthy when traveling like this. We gave up today and had a Happy Meal a piece. You get weird looks in Meridian when ordering Happy Meals for adults. Screw them.
-Happy Meals give me gas.
-Stella doesn't like it when I have gas and it makes me laugh.
-Stells yells at me when I have gas. I don't like that.
-Stella has lost her collar. All signs point to Lynkin but she refuses to talk.
-And on a personal aside, when did you have to be Robert Langdon or Lara Croft to figure out how to turn on the hot water? One move to the left, enter a secret code and answer the "Riddle of the Minotaur". WTF!?!?! I need two knobs, one for hot and one for cold thank you very much.

Hopefully tomorrow, barring any unseemly Atlanta traffic mayhem, we'll be hanging out on the lake in Columbia.

Now I'll turn the mic over to Naps...

Naps here...and here are my observations from the road:

Do not let Spurs "Wing It" through the state of Texas.
Do not think that Lynkin can just sit in the car and not be in her crate - she likes to climb all of the multiple objects piled up in the back seat.
Lynkin has heard the Mama sing for the first time in the car and cocks her head to the right every time I do it.
After you leave Texas and Louisiana everyone drives like crazy people.
It's hard to be in Spurs back draft the whole drive....I think I can take him...
I'm good for maybe two hours and then I must get out of the car.
Once you enter Alabama every redneck thinks it's sexy to wiggle their tongue at you while passing you.
Stella the cat is trying to find every way possible to get out of each Residence Inn we stay at.

More to follow.....

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Da move and what not...

We're here in Bossier City about 2 blocks away from the casino's. Fark!!!
It ain't going to happen....

Long day, about 600 miles with the animals...
Naps got Lynkin, I've got Stella...

Oddly, Stella likes the soothing sounds of Paul Harvey as opposed to Gangsta' Rap, Who knew?

We're doing well, but damn, do we have some fodder. Wait! I swore I would never use that word.

O.K., how about some funny shit to talk about later.

I'm a lot of things but Magellan isn't one of them.
Only one wrong turn as of this point. More to come.

Naps falling asleep, I may stroll over to Binions and see how the craps tables are doing.

We're targeting Birmingham for tomorrow so we can be in time for the FSU - Miami game and I can say, albeit begrudgingly, I'm rooting for the Noles.


Naps will check with you guys on the morrow'