What Makes Us Crazy?

I listen to a radio show every day here in the DFW area, The Kidd Kraddick in the Morning Show; they have a segment on there called Does That Make Me Crazy.
People call in and state things that might seem crazy to other people. It made me think. What things do I do in my life that might make others consider me crazy?
I have an obsession with superheroes. Does that make me crazy?
I have a thing for boots, the first day of September I begin wearing them, even though it is still 100 degrees here in Texas. Does that make me crazy?
I can’t stop playing word games on my Iphone; I have 3 downloaded at this point. Does that make me crazy?
I am completely fascinated by the show The Girls Next Door, the original ones with Holly, Bridgette and Kendra. Does that make me crazy?
I talk to my pets like they are real people and have an opinion about what I am telling them. Does that make me crazy?
I can’t touch hair that is not on my head, I consider it dead hair. Does that make me crazy?
I still believe without a doubt in my heart Dean Cain is the prettiest man alive. Does that make me crazy?
I don’t want to overwhelm you with the rest of my crazy behavior; this is just the small tip of the iceberg of my craziness. What do you do that others would see as crazy?

Vampires

Confession time. I am a huge fan of vampires. I always have been. I believe it started when I was a little girl watching the old Bella Logosi movies. He was completely brilliant. I have been hooked since then.
The thing is, I don’t want to be a vampire, I mean I am not that weird. However being a vampire slayer, well that job is still on the table. I had no idea such a thing existed before Joss Whedon brought it to the forefront of society. Imagine, being that powerful that you can defeat not only vampires, but demons, witches and yes even a god.
We not only got to see Buffy kicking major ass, but we got to see Kendra and Faith pitching in as well. Then at the end of the series seeing all the potential slayers get their powers, well let’s just say I was waiting for mine to kick in as well!
While meeting a vampire would totally be a dream come true, I would only want to meet the ones with souls i.e Angel and Spike. I know two vampires with souls is a bit much, but Angel was cursed and Spike, well Spike just asked for it.
No one does vampire/human relations like Joss. The Vampire Diaries are total greatness and while showing true teen angst it just does not come close to Buffy. The True Blood series is amazingly well done, love it. Love how it shows the sire/turned relationship between the vamps. There is a bond there that just cannot be broken. The Twighlight series while enjoyable is just a lightweight compared to Joss. Where are the slayers? At least in The Vampire Diaries and True Blood people are trying to kill the vamps. Makes for great drama. As for me I will quite possibly go into training to become the next slayer, please do not tell me I am too old… I don’t believe in age….

A few helpful hints before you call your ISP for technical support.

1. We do not work on computers, if you have a virus, your computer has crashed, you are getting the blue screen of death, do not call us; call someone who works on computers.
2. Keep your computer clean, this does not mean dusting; it means clearing your history and cookies in your browser, small hint, a browser for example is internet explorer, Firefox or safari. It is the vehicle in which you “browse” the internet.
3. Make sure your modem is plugged in.
4. If your electricity is out your wireless connection is not going to work.
5. Know what your operating system is, Windows XP, Vista, 7, Mac, whatever it is please be at least a little knowledgeable.
6. If you are not sure even how to turn your computer on, take a class. This is an expensive piece of machinery in your home, it is also something you put your banking information, social security number and various other personal bits of information. Not only is this your window to the world, it is the world’s window into you.
7. When you do need to call your ISP, listen, follow directions and answer the questions you are asked without attitude. Remember we are here to help you; however, you do get more flies with honey as opposed to vinegar.
8. Know your own user id and password. You are responsible for knowing your own personal information, if you have a security question and answer in place we will ask it and if you cannot answer it please know there are consequences. Ignorance of your own information is no excuse, it is just sad.
9. Lastly if you yell, curse, scream or are just in general nasty, I will still help you just not as much if you had been nicer. I understand frustration I do not understand bad manners. Remember as my Grandmother used to say “Having bad manners is worse than having no money.”
There you have it folks, take a little time to learn about your computer and how it connects you to the world. WE, the worker bees of the ISP’s are not your instructors. We are here to make sure you have a solid connection to the internet. Not to clean up your computers after you have accessed very bad sites.

Lent

Today is Lent, and although I am not Catholic I feel I must give something up. However, I have already given up so much. Chocolate, sugar, food in general, I am having a tough time coming up with something to give.
I would like to give up work, however, I find I like the paycheck too much, I would like to be able to give up television, however all of the good shows are coming back right now. I would like to be able to give up shoe shopping, however that is like cutting off my right arm.
I honestly don’t know what I can give up. If any of you out there have any suggestions I am willing to listen… or read as the case may be.

Television Shows I Am Addicted To

Brothers and Sisters
Desperate Housewives
How I Met Your Mother
Big Bang Theory
Heroes
Castle
Men of a Certain Age
Life Unexpected
Lost
V
New Adventures of Old Christine
Cougar Town
Modern Family
Leverage
Psych
Witches of Eastwick
The Office
Vampire Diaries
Grey’s Anatomy
Bones
Private Practice
Smallville
Stargate Universe
Flash Forward
Caprica
Ghost Whisperer
Medium
Sanctuary
All My Children
The View

Date

Valentines Day has come and gone. This particular Valentines Day was pretty low key for us. I did receive flowers and a cute stuffed monkey and a great card. I made breakfast for John and cooked dinner. I know you are all shocked, I am not big on the cooking thing. I can do it, I just hate it. We also went to see the movie Valentines Day, I know, cliché, but I loved it.
Thinking about Valentines Day makes me think about some of my favorite dates I have had with John.
My ultimate favorite date was on a Sunday, not a hugely romantic day as days go. The day started off badly, Chewie escaped and I was panic stricken, driving up and down the neighborhood trying to find him. I knew I would have to cancel the date as I had not found Chewie. I called John, almost in tears to tell him I could not go out with him that day, he asked what the problem was and I told him about Chewie. He said not to panic he would head right over and help me look. While he was driving over I get the call from Jess, his true owner, that someone has called and they have him. So crisis over! Date can go on as planned.
John arrives and when I get in his car he says “don’t look at my Iphone.” I thought, dude a little weird about your Iphone. But, whatever, I do as instructed. Then to my utter delight the dulcet tones of The Bay City Rollers are coming out of the speakers! He had downloaded their greatest hits and was playing it for me! No one had ever done anything that sweet for me before.
Off we go to the museum, my choice. I love the DMA, Dallas Museum of Art, (for those of you not from this area). We had the best time; we walked all over that museum, no easy feat due to me wearing brand new Dollhouse, purple suede ankle boots with 4 inch heels.
After the museum I asked if there was anything he wanted to do, he chose the Apple store, so off we go. Have I mentioned John is geeky? I am nerdy with a touch of geek; he is just old fashioned geek. So Apple store it is. Once again had the best time, more than likely due to the company.
At that point we are getting a little hungry, so he takes me to his favorite pub, the Cowboys are playing, now I am not a big football person, ok not at all, but he is, so we go to the pub and have a bite to eat and he gets to see his beloved Cowboys play.
It was the perfect date. I will never forget it as long as I live.
That is just one of my favorites, there have been many, but that one was just amazing.

Pharmacy

I wanted to tell you all about an experience I had yesterday at the pharmacy. My daughter needed a refill on her prescription. The company I work for has stated that they want us to use a certain pharmacy, CVS, so off I went to CVS.
Now is the time I might mention, that I have had a pharmacy of choice that I have used for over 20 years. It is the Tom Thumb pharmacy at Independence and Parker, in Plano, TX.
So I get to CVS and she tells me that the prescription is $123.00, yes you read correctly, no typo there. At that point I said I will be needing the prescription back. Off I went to Tom Thumb, were the prescription was a whopping $35.66.
I will never ever stray again. Last year when my insurance changed, for the worse, the employees at Tom Thumb were amazing, they helped me navigate the mess that was my insurance. Making sure the medications were covered, and when they were not, calling the doctors office to get a different one that was covered or even arguing with the insurance company on my behalf to get the medications covered.
I will forever be a loyal customer of the Tom Thumb pharmacy as long as they are there. Thank you all for being so helpful and patient with me. You guys totally rock!

Pharmacy

I wanted to tell you all about an experience I had yesterday at the pharmacy. My daughter needed a refill on her prescription. The company I work for has stated that they want us to use a certain pharmacy, CVS, so off I went to CVS.
Now is the time I might mention, that I have had a pharmacy of choice that I have used for over 20 years. It is the Tom Thumb pharmacy at Independence and Parker, in Plano, TX.
So I get to CVS and she tells me that the prescription is $123.00, yes you read correctly, no typo there. At that point I said I will be needing the prescription back. Off I went to Tom Thumb, were the prescription was a whopping $35.66.
I will never ever stray again. Last year when my insurance changed, for the worse, the employees at Tom Thumb were amazing, they helped me navigate the mess that was my insurance. Making sure the medications were covered, and when they were not, calling the doctors office to get a different one that was covered or even arguing with the insurance company on my behalf to get the medications covered.
I will forever be a loyal customer of the Tom Thumb pharmacy as long as they are there. Thank you all for being so helpful and patient with me. You guys totally rock!

New TV Show

There is a new television show Undercover Boss that airs on Sundays. This past Sunday it was the CEO of Hooters.
As I watched this particular episode, I was struck by the women on the street they asked if they would dine at Hooters. The women that they asked said they were deeply offended by the restaurant and would not dine there, the men they were with however would.
I would like to address the women who are offended by the Hooters girls. I, myself, am not offended; in fact my daughter was a Hooters girl and if the restaurant had been in the Tulsa area when I was 18 I so totally would have worked there. I don’t understand why women believe that Hooters demeans women. Twin Peaks yes, they are incredibly sleazy with their lingerie week and bikini week, Hooters has none of those and I hope they never do. I have seen the pictures of the Twin Peaks girls during lingerie night and it is appalling. In fact there is a man I work with who is maniacal about going there and in fact got the number of one waitress and texts her to find out when she is working, I might point out the girl is 18 and the man is 30+. He is a pig. Please note he is not doing that with a Hooters girl.
The uniforms cover everything and they wear hose, not just any hose, dance grade hose. These girls are covered more than I see in the mall these days. So the next time, women, you decide to make a young girl feel bad about themselves, like the ones did in this show, please take a step back, go into a Twin Peaks and realize Hooters girls are respectable. They are hard working, and work a delicate balance of good service and not blatant flirting.
I would rather my fiancée go to Hooters as opposed to Twin Peaks. I hope he takes heed of this.