Published on March 16 2007

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Published on March 16 2007

Today is the almost-ex's birthday, so he asked to take #2 child with him tonight. So here I am, my first weekend off as a (almost) single woman. And ya know what I'm doing on Friday night? Putting paint samples up on my wall. Frowning at them. Took a *real* bath! Soaked in the tub and everything!! Bubbles, even!!! Dyed my hair back to its natural red-blonde. (QUIET up there in the peanut gallery, it IS TOO blonde!) Cuppa tea. Earl Grey. White, no sugar. Jammie pants, tank top, and sheepskin slippers. (This picture is getting more and more attractive, isn't it?) Homework. I have regressed to 19 years old again. It's great.

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Published on March 16 2007

Anybody out there think that maybe I'm obsessing about this just a *teensy* bit too much?
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Ok, left to right: I ragged the dark rust over yesterdays' gawdawful orange. I liked it, but not enough to do the whole wall that way. Next up is the deep rust color, which goes by the name of "Autumn Sunset". I'm tempted to use it just so I can point out the name to anybody who asks. Two points for anybody who catches the reference to this movie, hehehehe. Next is another tan which is too pink. Why can't I find a nice tan??? Another strip of Rust, so that I can compare it to my second favorite, "Copper Brown". I like it, but it might be too brown. I also tried one side of the 'place with a dark forest green. It's very pretty, but....I don't think I could live very long with three walls worth of dark green. I'm going to look at it a few more days and think about it lol. Yes, I am being my usual decisive self here. Besides, I have a ceiling to do first anyway, if a certain almost-ex brings back my ladder and my PowerPainter, dammit.I bet this wall looks completely goofy from outside the window on the sidewalk. Even if it does, the curtains are staying open. Maybe somebody out there will take pity on me and pick out some colors. Another shot of copper, yucky tan, and dark rust without the flash flare.
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Comments? Bright ideas? Bueller? Bueller?P.S. It's *fun* to paint when the Dave Matthews Band is blasting. Good thing I don't have to try to stay in the lines!

 

"Its crazy Im thinking, just knowing that the world is round. Im here Im dancing on the ground. Am I right side up or upside down? Is this real, oh lord, or am I dreaming?"

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Published on March 15 2007

More like Blaze Orange and Pinkish-Gray, if you ask me.....
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I hate 'em BOTH. Back to the paint chips. I wanted deep rust and a tan. Instead I get something that looks like a fake-tan-from-a-bottle and a color that looks like my locker at work. Yuck. This is way harder than it looks. And I'm still lovin' it.

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Published on March 13 2007

Pi fans have their day
This is a story about love. About inscrutable complexity and remarkable simplicity, about the promise of forever. It is about obsession and devotion, and grand gestures and 4,000-word love letters.
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Published on March 13 2007

..for Harvey at Bad Example to get to Wisconsin on his list of "Fun facts you never knew about" each state. The fact that Harvey himself lives behind the Cheddar Curtain guarantees a great post. It is that, filled with little gems such as this:
Green Bay is Wisconsins oldest city, which was founded in 682 BC by Roman Coliseum Master Vincini Lombardo. Today, a cult of his loyal followers preserve the legend of his promise to return again in his citys hour of greatest need. Most likely after Brett Favre retires. Yeah, yeah, I know... shut up about Brett Favre, already.
Heh.

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Published on March 11 2007

Ya know, I used to have a really cute little Fiero; the very first one in the northern half of the state, or so I was told. Then there was the '84 GT ragtop 'stang. The worlds' most expensive hairdryer (but definitely the most fun). I used to steal the hub's Corvette every chance I got. Just plain cool, even if you *are* in a car which screams "follow me" to every state patrolman around. Until the divorce is final and I have to sign the title to my baby over to the future ex, I am a Harley owner/ rider. Maybe I'll get visitation. More likely not. Loved 'em all-- even my first set of wheels, a rusted out '72 El Camino which featured posi and a 2x4 keeping the seat from collapsing through the floorboards. It was very nearly a Flintstones car. But I never ever thought I'd see an article about somebody who loves cars quite the way this guy does..... The Sun Online - Mechanic: I have sex with cars
MECHANIC Chris Donald loves his work — he has sex with CARS. And he admitted last night: “Some men like boobs and bums, but I much prefer curvy bodywork.” Chris, 38, has a recognised psychological condition that makes him physically attracted to motors. He has had sex with more than 30 different models in 20 years — plus two motorboats and a pal’s JETSKI.
In the water, I wonder?? And that's some friend who would let you borrow his Jetski for.....um.... a "hot date". Over the years McDonald has learned the true value of personal transportation. It definitely beats riding the bus.
"Car lovers vary — a few like to remain faithful to one car all their life, others like to play the car park. Now I don’t get as emotionally attached to individual cars as I used to. They are not a substitute for humans. The truth is the opposite."

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Published on March 9 2007

Jasin ToddA co-worker of mine is the mother of Jasin Todd, the lead guitarist for the band Shine down. They recently returned from Iraq where they did a concert for our men and women in the military. I really like seeing these guys go out of their way to do this. They certainly don't do it for the money and there is risk involved for them.  They have a youtube video of their trip thats pretty neat to watch. Jasin Todds brother is a Marine serving in Afganistan who's wife just had a baby. He was able to come home for the birth but had return overseas days later.  Its a tough life for these guys. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oohiRrpgN7k

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Published on March 9 2007

Boston lead singer Brad Delp dies at 55
ATKINSON, N.H. -- Brad Delp, the lead singer for Boston, a huge rock sensation in the 1970s, was found dead Friday in his home, police said. He was 55. Atkinson police responded to a call for help at 1:20 p.m. and found Delp dead. Police Lt. William Baldwin said in a statement the death was "untimely" and that there was no indication of foul play. Delp apparently was alone at the time of his death, Baldwin said.
cover.jpg I remember the first time I heard Boston. I was overseas by that time, and already tired of the Beeb-- their music was a wee bit too "poppy" for my taste. I was walking back to the dorms one evening, listening to the tunes being blasted from the guys' dorm. (Back in the days of cheap stereo equipment at the PX, some of the guys had put together some truly impressive wattage, which they were only too happy to share with the rest of us.) As I walked between the dorms, I heard this song echoing between the buildings. I had to stop, to stand still to listen to the whole thing. I still wish I knew who it was that unknowingly introduced me to one of the bands that was the soundtrack to my teenage years.
I looked out this morning and the sun was gone Turned on some music to start my day I lost myself in a familiar song I closed my eyes and I slipped away
I wore out two vinyl copies of that album all by myself. Dense guitar sound with two or three harmonized leads, and of course the incredible vocals of Brad Delp. I can put the first album on today and play it from beginning to end, just as I did a hundred years ago. I still know every word and can hum every melody line. Although "More than a Feeling" was the huge hit from the album, my favorite was another song, cheesy lyrics and all.
Life is like the coldest winter People freeze the tears I cry Words of hail their minds are into I've got to crack this ice and fly Gonna hitch a ride Head for the other side Leave it all behind Never change my mind Gonna sail away Sun lights another day Freedom on my mind Carry me away for the last time Oh yeah

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Published on March 9 2007

Dave Obey..... yelling at anti-war protestors about their position of an immediate end to the war in Iraq, angrily referring to them as "idiot liberals" and telling them Democrats "did not have the votes" to cut funding for the war. However, listen to the vid for his other means to the same end. I think somebody needs a weekend back home. Shoveling snow, maybe. But then again, after looking at the link of the woman confronting Obey in that hallway, I think I can understand why he might have gone off on her.
The talking points for the Democrats sound just like the Republican ones and then they tell us, "We don't have the votes." Maybe if they spent their time trying to get the votes, we could end this war.

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