The Night Before THE NIGHT
ConFab has come and gone. An excellent time was had by all. I will attempt to tell you of all the fun.
Brad and Liz were the ultimate host and hostess. There was plenty of food and copious amounts of alcohol consumed by one and all. They seemed to be everywhere at once, making sure that everyone had a drink or a plate of food while cooking all sorts of culinary delights. They greeted each and every guest, acting as though we were all “family”. For this, Bubblewench and I rewarded them with a gift from our neck of the woods: Tastykakes. (YUMMY)
After settling in, napping up, and getting pretty, Sybil Law, Bubblewench and I joined the others at Southland for a night of drinks and fun. On the big screen, Becky watched her beloved Penguins win the Stanley Cup. So great was her happiness, that she bought a round of Patron shots for the entire bar to celebrate. And then……
I, a Philadelphia native and Flyers fan, drank a congratulatory toast to the the Penguins. *I hang my head in shame*
Other shenanigans were afoot. Photos were taken (both Friday and Saturday) that showed me more than I ever wanted to know about my friends and their sexual prowess. I’d love to tell you all about it all, but ConFab is like fight club and Vegas….it all stays there.
Can we talk about karaoke? For sure! Brad and Liz are old pros. This is something they do frequently, so of course they jumped in right away. Karl gave his awesome serenade to Brad, Marty was incredible, and there was Coal Miner’s Granddaughter. This seemingly proper and low-keyed woman gave a rousing performance of Sir Mix-a-lot’s “Baby Got Back”. But this was not the one I was most impressed with. Laci, a new friend, stepped onto the stage and sang Bare Naked Ladies’ “One Week” This is a difficult song to sing totally sober. Laci was not. She sang the shit out of that song, not missing a word or a beat. She claims to have skipped a verse but I couldn’t tell.
Unfortunately, I was not feeling my best. It turned out that I was sick, but I didn’t know just how sick until the next morning.
Drink count for the evening: 4 waters, 3 beers, 1 Duck Fart, and 1 shot of Patron silver.
The World Moves On
I have reconnected with the outside world!!
Let me tell you, it was weird. I didn’t always have a computer. I didn’t always blog or read blogs. And during the past day and a half (that felt like a lifetime, I swear!) I returned to those simpler days…before the world moved on…..
I did laundry, cleaned the house, showered and played with the dog.
Wait……I do that anyway…..hmm…..
Yeah, it was like that! I wandered from room to room, from window to window, muttering “What to do? What to do?” You know something? I did that once before…..
WHEN I QUIT SMOKING!! OMG! I remember the feeling of idle fingers that desperately wanted to hold a cigarette. Only now that desire was the tapping of computer keys. It was then I realized I had a problem. I ran to Babygirl’s room and quickly logged into Facebook. I took my turn at a word game. I said hi to a friend or two. But Babygirl has an uncomfortable stool that she uses in her room and I couldn’t sit there very long. I sighed and resigned myself to the fact that I’d be out of the loop…..only for a smidge over twenty-four hours, but still….
I was only able to sneak a peak at the computer once or twice, but I still missed a few things. Ginger‘s daughter was ill and I missed a few updates. (I’m glad that she’s feeling better) Apparently there was also a meme that everyone was doing on Facebook that sparked some debate. That was interesting to catch up on. And lastly, but certainly not least, A blog friend is nearing the end of a valiant fight. This hurt the most. I wanted to share the sadness that I felt but I had nowhere to say it. Another friend was faced with a daunting challenge that no one would want to do. (I wanted to hug him and offer my thoughts and prayers, and again, nowhere to do this.)
And the world moved on…..
But my days weren’t only filled with sadness and boredom. Oh no. My own little Babygirl received a grant so that she can attend an eight week art course at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. (Proud mom over here!!) Tonight she went out to get her supplies and her sketchpad is bigger than she is!!
And the world moves on…..
Yes, the world moved on. I wasn’t connected to the computer. And I survived. Which is more than Lisa can do. Because of knowing her (even though only through the computer) I have learned that life is a fleeting thing. I owe it to her memory to turn off the computer willingly to talk to my Hubs, to look at Babygirl’s art and photographs, and to actually go out into the sunshine instead of looking through a window wondering what to do.
I wish you peace, Lisa, as you embark on the next journey that awaits you. Thank you for touching my life.
This Just In….
Sunday April 27th 2008, 10:54 PM
Filed under: doctors
This just in……Babygirl. She is finally home. I know ya’ll are prolly sick to death hearing about it, but I missed her something awful. She had a wonderful time, saw many wonderful things, and she claims to have brought home souvenirs for everyone (even though I have yet to see one of them!) She was in one piece, not pregnant and never got cavity searched by customs.
I had a great time hanging out with everyone at Karl’s, Hilly‘s and Fab‘s. (Sorry I missed you Turnbaby, but the kid trumped you on this one.) Jester, you are one seriously funny dude! The prank phone calls?……..pure gold! And VulgarWizard? LOOOVE the accent!
And lastly, My carpets are getting shampooed….and I’M NOT THE ONE DOING IT!!!Son1 will be doing the honors in preparation for the party he is throwing in my house on Saturday. Can I just take a moment to say…. “YEAH!!!!!”
I don’t know if I’ll get a chance to post for tomorrow since I am getting my needles done. Just know this….While you are all going about your jobs, I will be mainlining LEGAL drugs to send me into lala land! Will I be thinking about you? Most definitely……NOT! But no matter what, I’ll be here for HumpDay.
Cheer up….Monday is only 24 hours long.
Sunday March 09th 2008, 12:37 AM
Filed under: birthday
This weekend really sucks. It is pouring outside. I mean buckets!! And the wind started up too. The empty trash cans in my yard are dancing in circles. I had to throw a brick into each to keep them from blowing away! A few of the branches on the trees around my house are tapping against the cable wires. This means my tv and computer keep popping in and out, making any kind of movie watching or blog reading a pain in the ass.
Secondly, Hubs and the boys are working this weekend. They are tryng to catch up with work that was put on hold during the “Flu Outbreak of ’08”.That means it is Me and the Pup just hanging out. What about Babygirl, you ask? She is far too cool to chill with Mom!She will head out with Handsome to his house or else he will come here and they will sit in a corner and giggle into each other’s ears. (BLECH!) Nothing like being the third wheel to your own daughter!
I guess I will spend the day trying to figure out why the audio on my computer sounds like a Spaniard rolling his R’s.The stutter is making me nuts and this is UNACCEPTABLE-especially on a Sunday! This is my time to spend with my compadres. Mi amigos. YOU GUYS!
With any luck, I’ll have it figured out in time to listen to Vulgar Wizard at 1pm , Karl at 5pm, Hilly at 6pm, Mr Fabulous’s Big Birthday Bonanza at 7pm, Turnbaby at 8pm, and Kyra at 9:30pm. God, I’m pathetic! I have absolutely no life on Sundays.
First Fings First
I had a very eventful afternoon yesterday and that is why I was unprepared with a post. (I will try to write one and tell you guys what happened!) But for now I’m going to give you this little nugget that I “borrowed” from Karl.
Speaking of Karl….Did you hear he’s got a show on Blogtalkradio? Check him out on Sundays at 5PM Eastern. He’s the leadoff to an evening of fun with all of your friends, like Hilly (6PM) Fab (7PM) and Turnbaby (8PM) Join us won’t you?
And now, onto the Initial Game…
Here is what you do. Use the 1st letter of your middle name to answer each of the following. They have to be real places, names, things…nothing made up! Try to use different answers if the person you took this from had the same 1st initial.
You CAN’T use your name for the boy/girl name question.
1. Middle name letter: F
2. Famous artist/band/musician: Foo Fighters
3. 4-letter word: Fuck (Duh!)
4. U.S state: Florida
5. Boy name: Fred
6. Girl name: Frieda
7. Animal: Ferret
8. Something in the kitchen: Fermometer
9. Reason for being late: Food fight
10. Body Part? Flapping Fat
11. Drink? Fanta
12. Something you shout: Fuck Me!!
13. Something you eat? Fajitas