Thursday, September 30, 2010

Adios Facebook!

Yep, I've decided to do it, one month without Facebook. Wish me luck.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

No More Facebook?

I was pondering a question the other day: What would happen if Facebook was wiped off the face of the earth? All it would take is for someone to flip a switch. Might be a good thing.

My 17-yr-old gave up Facebook this month. September is almost over, and she is thinking she might go Facebook-free in October. I mean, really what does she really NEED it for? It takes so much time out of her day because she has hundreds of FB friends to keep track of.

If and when Facebook is about to leave the net, I would like a bit of fair warning. I have connected with so many friends from the past. It is great to see the pictures of them and their families, finding out what they have been doing all these years, and having a phone number or e-mail address to contact them if needed. It has also been an important tool in helping me come out. I figured that if a person had a problem with me being gay, they would un-friend me, and so far, that has not happened.

It has also been a way for me to find out others in my past who were gay and I never knew. In my high school list alone I can think of probably six to eight right off the top of my head. I grieve about this in my head because just think: If we had all known that the others were gay, we could have had a club; we could have supported each other. Just think what we could have accomplished and how many mistakes could have been avoided if we had known we would have been accepted by our peers.

On the other hand, Facebook takes up a lot of my time, contains viruses, causes me hurt feelings when I am not included by my girls on something, constantly interrupted by my phone alerting me to a comment or post.

So while Facebook has been very good to me, I am considering following in my daughter's footsteps and taking a Facebook fast for the month of October. I'll let you know what I decide.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

My New Do

Told my hairdresser I wanted something totally different for the 50th anniversary party. When we had decided on the cut, she said, "Will you let me put some red in it?" I said, "What the heck. Go for it!"

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Name That Character!

Sorry. No one got this one. It was Dr. Rae Crane from The Medicine Man. Hey, but it's not like I'm gonna give ya a prize or anything!

This week's Name That Character:

What was the character's name, who is the actress, and what T.V. show was she on? My daughter's voice coach has the same name and about the same personality.
Maria said you get more hits on your page if you mention sex, sex, sex, so..... sex, sex, sex.


You almost didn't
Come home to me.
You almost weren't
And in my life
So remember
When I tell you this:
I am thankful for
Seat belts
A car of steel
Side air bags
And a God
Who thought enough of me
To give me one more
Blessed and precious day
With you.

All my love, sweetheart,

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Ivan Coyote

I got this from Camlin's blog. Thank you, Camlin! I just had to share it. I had never heard of Ivan Coyote before. I can't wait to hear some of her stories.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A New Meme - Thanks, River Poet!

1. What time did you get up this morning? 6:30

2. How do you like your steak? Medium Well

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Toy Story 3

4. What is your favorite TV show? The Amazing Race

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Martindale, Texas

6. What did you have for breakfast? An egg and turkey bacon

7. What is your favorite cuisine? Mexican but it must be accompanied by a margarita

8. What foods do you dislike? Peas, lima beans, brussel sprouts, black eyed peas, turnip greens, coconut, livers and gizzards

9. Favorite Place to Eat? Pappasito’s, Tampico’s, Fratelli’s

10. Favorite dressing? Spinach dressing

11.What kind of vehicle do you drive? Saturn Vue

12. What are your favorite clothes? Jeans and a t-shirt

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? New York City/Alaska/Massachussetts/Washington D.C.

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? ½ empty

15. Where would you want to retire? Texas hill country

16. Favorite time of day? After work

17. Where were you born? Huntingburg, Indiana

18. What is your favorite sport to watch? Football/Hockey

19. Who do you think will not tag you back? This is not a tag. This is a meme.

20. Person you expect to tag you back first? See above.

21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? See above. I didn’t want to mess up the numbering system.

22. Bird watcher? Just at my parent’s home

23. Are you a morning person or a night person? Night

24. Do you have any pets? No.

25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? J’s birthday is on Sunday!!!

26. What did you want to be when you were little? Teacher

27. What is your best childhood memory? Calling square dances with my dad/softball games

28. Are you a cat or dog person? dog

29. Are you married? Yes, but not legally YET!!!

30. Always wear your seat belt? Yes.

31. Been in a car accident? Too many to count

32. Any pet peeves? People who don’t do their jobs, don’t call you back, bigots

33. Favorite Pizza Toppings? Italian sausage and mushrooms

34. Favorite Flower? Daffodils/Orchids

35. Favorite ice cream? Mint chocolate chip

36. Favorite fast food restaurant? Chick-Fil-A, Taco Bell, Whataburger

37. How many times did you fail your driver's test? Once. I had a fender bender driving into the DPS before the test and was really shook up, didn’t want to take the test. I messed up on the parallel parking.

38. From whom did you get your last email? No clue

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Dress Barn

40. Do anything spontaneous lately? Asked my parents if J and I could come up for a visit

41. Like your job? Yes

42. Broccoli? Cooked, not raw

43. What was your favorite vacation? Canada

44. Last person you went out to dinner with? J. We went to Salt Grass on Labor Day for fried mushrooms and strawberry dacquiris.

45. What are you listening to right now? Reba’s TV show in the background

46. What is your favorite color? Purple

47. How many tattoos do you have? Zero

48. How many are you tagging for this quiz? See way up above.

49. What time did you finish this quiz? 6:50 p.m. central time

50. Coffee Drinker? No way.

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Good News!

J and I are going to go see my parents tomorrow! They said we could come! I don't think they have seen J in about 16 years. We got a free cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory, so we are going to take some of it up there after lunch to break the ice. Wish us luck, please!

Below are pictures of the girls from this weekend. K17 (at bottom) was telling me about a boy she knows - let's call him "Lester." She said that he never goes anywhere fun because he goes to church three or four times a week. She said she didn't like the reason he was going so much - are you ready for it? - because he is bisexual and he thinks if he goes to church so much he will be cured. Now who does that sound like? LOL

Have a great weekend, and remember to stop by my new OCD blog, Around and Around.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010