Sunday, October 31, 2010

re: comments

Just an FYI... I had to put this blog on moderation some time back. Seems someone thought it would be funny to post porn links instead of real feedback. I am NOT a fan of porn. >:(

Anyway, if your post doesn't come up immediately, don't fret -- I'm probably just flaking somewhere else. ;) But I will post it eventually ... hopefully sooner rather than later ... IF you post something without nasty links.



Friday, October 29, 2010


Halloween is almost here -- naturally our celebrations are a few days early. We have "trunk or treat" at our church tonight. Basically, if you're unfamiliar, people gather in the parking-lot and hand out treats from the backs of their cars. Many even decorate to add a special bit of fun to the evening. The first year, we decorated the 'trunk' or our minivan to look like a cave -- complete with flying bats and cobwebs. (GGG)

But this is a busy season in our home. Every year, the kids decide what they want to be and the planning begins. My oldest (now 20) long ago took over the costume-making. She loves to sew -- me, not so much. And she's fantastic at DIY'ing old clothes into something fun to wear.

This year we have a hobo; a hippie; the phantom of the opera; and two steampunk gals. What's that? Yeah, it'd be easier to show than explain. But think of Victorian England, add a bit of sci-fi and some funky gadgets. ;)

My costume? I'm going low-key this time around. Note the orange and black striped bat socks. :D

Whatever your plans this weekend -- have fun and stay safe.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Once more, with feeling...

Okay, I'm back. Miss me? Yeah, didn't think so. Anyway, I've decided to try this blogging thing again -- and try to update more regularly. We'll see how long that lasts. ;)

What am I thinking about today? Pet peeves. I have a few -- I think everyone does -- and I've decided to share. Yes, I realize you probably don't care, but you're here, right? Bear with me, then.

This week my pet peeve of choice has to do with catching a cold. It's not really the cold that bugs me -- although it isn't fun. What really irks me is that I have to show my driver's license and sign for cold medicine. Not only that, but I can only purchase a certain amount of the medicine or similar products in a certain space of time. Do you have any idea what a pain that is when you have a family of seven? All of whom love to share germs? One box of thirty or forty tablets, to be taken every 4-6 hours, is NOT going to last long in my house.

Why? Because some moron somewhere figured out how to get high off of one of the few decongestants that actually works well for me. I say 'moron' because I cannot fathom why people insist on getting "high". Is life that hideous? I guess I'm truly blessed, then.

Personally, I hate losing control of my body, my actions. I hate that 'floaty' feeling I can get from antihistamine or a shot of Nyquil on an empty stomach. Good thing I don't drink, right? I'd be a mess otherwise.

The upshot is: It irritates me when someone elses' behavior affects what I can buy and how often. Yes, I know there are reasons for these rules, but it makes my life just that much more difficult.