Thursday, May 29, 2008

And we're off!

Even though it's not the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season, Tropical Storm Alma popped up in the Pacific. Just a subtle reminder that our hurricane season is getting ready to gear up. We're officially up and running on Sunday.

These past two years have been very nice to us, let's hope for another good one. But I'll never forget my first hurricane season in South Florida where I got to meet Dennis, Katrina, Rita, and the star of the show: Wilma.

Wilma reminds me of just how important it is to take hurricane preparations seriously and stock up on food, water, flashlights, etc. Even if you are on a tight budget, you can stock up. There is a really nice Hurricane Shopping guide, compliments of Broward County. They break up the shopping into eight weeks so it won't completely kill you financially.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

weekend update

Not really much exciting here. I had a pretty quiet and uneventful weekend, which is just fine with me. Yesterday Daniel's mother and her boyfriend came into town. His mother's boyfriend has a brother who lives around here, so they spent some time with him before coming to see us. They came around dinnertime and we headed out to the beach front area. We ate dinner, walked on the beach, and then stopped at another place and enjoyed gigantic margaritas. I always like when visitors come because it gives you an excuse to go to the touristy areas that we don't normally hit a lot.

Today we slept in a little and then spent the rest of the morning relaxing. Me reading a book and Daniel playing his new xbox game. Then this afternoon we had our weekly Hooters wings/beer fix before we went to see Ironman. The movie was great, but it was a long time to sit in a seat. It didn't help that the movie started over 40 minutes late.

Now I'm getting ready to finish the book I've been reading. I won't rest until I finish it. Since the time I picked it up last weekend I added two new books to my collection. Both the new Sookie Stackhouse book and the new Stephenie Myers book came out last week. Combined with the book I'm finishing up, that's a good 1100 pages to go before I'm satisfied. And let's face it, I'm not the world's fastest reader.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Just because I haven't done one of these in a long time

Wee! A meme!

1. What is in the back seat of your car right now?
A couple of books, a pair of flip-flops, and a grass beach mat.

2. When was the last time you threw up?
I threw up in my mouth a little bit the other day. That guy really shouldn't have been wearing a speedo.

3. What's your favorite curse word?
I'm pretty sure it's the f-word. But I do use jack-ass a lot. Is that considered a curse word?

4. Name 3 people who made you smile today?
Oddly enough, my boss S. Daniel, of course... And this little girl in the library, but I didn't catch her name.

5. What were you doing at 8 am this morning?

6. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
Watching Across the Universe with Daniel.

7. Have you ever been to a strip club?
Define strip club.

8. What is the last thing you said aloud?
"Did you find that in the bathroom?"

9. When is your birthday?
August 21

10. What is the best ice cream flavor?
Vanilla... with coco crispies sprinkled on top.

11. What was the last thing you had to drink?
A beer

12. What are you wearing right now?
Sweatshirt, pajama bottoms

13. What was the last thing you ate?

14. Have you bought any new clothing items this week?

15. When was the last time you ran?
When was the last time someone chased me?

16. What's the last sporting event you watched?
Actually, this is a pretty funny story. Daniel and I were at Hooters. Yes, I said Hooters. And they had this bull riding championship thing on the TV. Well, it was either that or basketball. So it was bull riding.

17. What was the last sport you played?
Do darts count?

18. Who is the last person you sent a comment/message on myspace?

19. Ever go camping?
Yeah I like it enough. Although I'm a little scared to try it in Florida. We've got all kinds of creepy things down here... Like alligators.

20.Do you have a tan?
A little, but not as much as I should. I live in south Florida, for goodness sake.

21.Have you ever lost anything down a toilet?
Daniel accidentally flushed a bracelet of mine down the toilet once.

22.What is your guilty pleasure?
Bubble Town

23.Do you use smiley faces on the computer alot?
Guilty... but I don't do it excessively.

24. Do you drink your soda from a straw?
I don't really drink that much soda.

25. What did your last text message say?
"I've seen 4 car accidents today"

27. What are you doing tomorrow?
Work, book club meeting, drinks with a few of the girls.

28. Where is your mom right now?
About 1400 miles away from me.

29. Look to your left, what do you see?
Paper shredder and a air purifier.

30. What color is your watch?
My cell phone works as a watch.

31. What do you think of when you think of Australia?
Hope to make it there some day.

32. Ever ridden on a roller coaster?
Yes. Love them.

33. What is your birthstone?

34. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive through?
I avoid fast food. But if I eat it it's usually delivered to me at home via Daniel.

35. What is your favorite number?

36. Do you have a dog?
I've never owned a dog in my life.

37. Last person you talked to on the phone?
My boss, S.

38. Have you met anyone famous?
sure have. I had dinner at the same table with Michael Winslow... the sound effect guy from the Police Academy movies. And then I had a whole conversation with David Byrn and I didn't even realize he was famous. I talked about a log jam and the library. Go figure.

39. Any plans today?
Didn't I already answer this one?

40. How many states have you lived in?
Just 2. Michigan and the great state of Flo-rida!

41. Ever go to college?
Yup. One for my BA, and one for my MLIS.

42. Where are you right now?
In front of the computer obviously.

43. Biggest annoyance in your life right now?

44. Last song listened to?
Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds. It was during the credits of the last movie I saw. See question 6 for further information.

46. Are you allergic to anything?
Kiwis. The fruit, not the people or birds.

47. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?
I only wear flip-flops, unless I'm at work.

48. Taste in your mouth right now?

49. Are you jealous of anyone?
I'm not really a jealous person.

50. Is anyone jealous of you?
I don't know.

51. Do you love anyone?

52. Do any of your friends have children?
Yes, quite a few, acually.

53. Do you eat healthy?
Sometimes. I should do it more often.

54. What do you usually do during the day?
Work, go for walks, play on the computer, read, write, play with friends, whatever I fancy.

55. Do you hate anyone right now?
I try not to hate. But there are some people that really bug me a lot.

56. Do you use the word 'hello' daily?
Yes, and it's usally followed by the person's name. A habit that I picked up from Daniel.

58. Do you own any big sunglasses?
No. I have a small face and big sunglasses make me look like a dragon fly.

59. Have you ever been to Six Flags?
Yes, 2 different ones.

60. How did you get one of your scars?
I have a big dent in my knee due to an incident concerning me as a child, a thunderstom in the middle of the night, and a metal corner of a heat register.