Saturday, July 25, 2009

Coming Soon...make your plans now to play along

You Are Denim Shorts

You are friendly and outgoing. You tend to be a carefree person who doesn't worry much.

You are fun loving and optimistic. You have a bright outlook on life.

You are casual and low maintenance. You think that life's too short to make a fuss about things.

You are open minded and socially liberal. You believe that it's wrong to judge people.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sunday Something About Me

A friend tagged me with this on Facebook and I thought it would be a great way to kick off Sunday: Something About Me. I'm not going to tag anyone with this meme, but if you want to play along, please leave a link in comments so I can come and visit :-)

The rules are included.

You've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with the ABC's of YOU . At the end, choose 26 people to be tagged. You have to tag me so really you just need 25 more people. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you - but not in a creepy stalker kind of way.

A - Age - 54 (and still have people who don't believe it... love it!)
B - Bed Size - double (hate being too far away from my hubby)
C - Chores you hate - cleaning refrigerator (which, btw, needs it)
D - Dog's Name - no dog... cat D.C.
E - East or West? East
F - Favorite Color - blue
G - Girls day activity - Spa, pedicure, manicure, book store, coffee shop (not necessarily in that order)
H - Height - 5' 2"
I - Instruments you play(ed) - does computer count? oh.. I used to could play a recorder a little.
J - Job Title - website co-owner; writer
K - Kids(s): - Beth, Bekah, Aaron, Ashley
L- Last movie in theater - ummmm... hmmmm.... maybe Pirates of the Caribbean? (yeah, the first one)
M - Mom's Name - Joyce Ann
N - Next movie to see - whatever is on Turner Classic movies, probably
O - Overnight Hospital Stay Other Than Birth - my birth or the kids? I had a tonsillectomy when I was five...does that count?
P - Pet Peeve - misspelled words on public signs...if you're going to publicize something, please spell check it!
Q- Quote From A Movie - Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while. (5 pts. for the first person to correctly "name that quote")
R - Right or Left Handed - right
S - Shoe size - 5
T - Time You Wake Up - 7ish
U - Undeniable trait my kids got from me - awesomeness
V - Vegetable You Dislike - beets
W - Ways You Run Late - playing on the computer and losing track of time
X - X Rays You've Had - teeth, feet, chest
Y - Yummy Food You Make - everything, which is why I'm now on Weight Watchers ;-)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Stay Tuned....

There's exciting news coming up very very soon..... can hardly wait to share it with you, but right now.... shhhhhhh......

It's a secret

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Stupid Hackers

Today someone hacked my Hotmail account and sent this email to EVERYONE on my contact list:


How are you doing? Hope all is well with you and your family, I am sorry I didn't inform you about my traveling to England for a Seminar/conference.

I need a favor from you as soon as you receive this email, I misplaced my wallet on my way to the hotel where my money, and other valuable things were kept. Can you urgently assist me with a soft loan of $2,600 US Dollars to sort-out my hotel bills and get myself back home. You are the only one I can trust with this, please can this be between us? You have my word; I will refund you as soon as I return.

I will appreciate whatever you can afford, I'll pay you back as soon as I return I promise, Let me know if you can assist, to enable me send you the details to use in sending the money through western union.

Uh... okay... so most people in my contact list are going to know that I'm here... not in England. Why are people so ... so.... stupid? And, to make things worse, the hacker had CHANGED MY PASSWORD AND SECRET ANSWER!!
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Microsoft was great, though. I went to Windows Live Help and they were able to verify I was who I said I was and I was able to get in and reset my password and change my question. While I was there, I noticed that my "alternate email address" had been changed as well... so I'm assuming I now have the hacker's email address. Bob has offered to email him and tell him "what a sorry SOB" he is... I'm leaning more to turning it over to the police.

What think you? Or...should I put it here so EVERYONE can email him? I think we need a poll.....

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Tuesday Twitterings

Nope.. this has nothing to do with Twitter (even though I do...why don't you follow me?

We saw an interesting sight in the yard the other day. A turtle, but not just any turtle.

We have regular turtles all the time, but this is the first time I ever remember seeing a soft-shelled turtle.

We've gotten Marianne's rain....and it's supposed to rain the rest of the week. BUT....they've had bad weather down around St. George Island and Apalachicola all weekend, so I've heard, so it's just as well we didn't go down there. All things worked out well.

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Your Brain is Focused

You're a simple thinker, and this is actually a very good thing.

You don't complicate matters when you don't have to.

You look for the simplest explanation or solution, and you go with that.

As a result, your mind is uncluttered and free of stress.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Monday Mutterings

I took some days off work so we could go on vacation...Bob's only been to the shore for two days this year while I was at a writers' retreat and I haven't been any. We were excited. Packed up early Friday and hit the road, Jack.

Got about to Tallahassee and the truck started doing funky weird things...skipping, trying to shut off, etc. We discussed it....the consensus was if the truck's going to break down, better to do it close to home where we have family and friends to call to come get us. So... we turned around and came home.

No vacation for us, but we're getting a lot done around the house. And the truck?

Hasn't given us one more inch of trouble. Sigh.

Oh, well... we're doing work on the boat we wanted to do and in a couple of weeks we'll be going down to Swanee, Florida for an antique outboard motor club meet.

We did drive down to Reed Bingham for their fireworks display. NOTE: Check and see if your state park system has a "Friends of..." It's a great way to support your own state parks. The state park system can be an excellent, inexpensive source of family fun.

I was going to show some video, but I had a DB (dumb blonde) moment while shooting it. I wanted to get the rocket launch as well as the explosions, especially for the finale. So... I turned the camera over. Did you know you can't switch video directions like you can a still picture to get a taller shot? Sheesh.. my rocket launchers look like they are coming out of the side, not the bottom. I'm not happy.

Stolen from Marianne:

You Belong in Brooklyn

Down to earth and hard working, you're a true New Yorker.

And although you may be turning into a yuppie, you never forget your roots.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy Birthday, America! - Glitter Maker

The last scene from one of my favorite movies of all times:

I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday