Today on the radio they had a segment “Am I too old for this?” of course that makes me start thinking about the things in my life.
Am I too old to pull off my valley girl persona? I know what you are thinking, how long has this been going on. I was speaking in the valley girl vernacular before the movie Valley Girl came out. I remember when it came out, that Sunday, two boys walked into Sunday School class and looked at me and said we saw a movie about you last night. To which I responded, “Whatever”, to peals of laughter. So at my age am I too old to speak that way anymore?
Am I too old for fitted jeans? I have worn fitted jeans all of my life. I love them; I do not like baggy clothing. I think it makes me look fat, however, being the age I am, should I start dressing more conservatively? With looser jeans?
Am I too old for 4 inch heels? I wear them almost every day. I love them, I love designer shoes, I love chunky heels, stiletto heels, platform heels, all heels. I am only 5’4” so the higher the better. I don’t know if I can wear flats. I have never worn them, since I was 12 years old. At my age should I be concerned about falling?
Am I too old for pop music? I love Brittney Spears, there I said it, I love pop music, I listen to the local station that plays the top 40. Should I give it up and listen to all oldies? Now granted I am very eclectic in my music tastes, I love everything from Vivaldi to Brittney, with the exception of country and hard rap and heavy metal.
Am I too old for my love of Halloween and dressing up in costumes? I love, love, love Halloween and dressing up. Should I give that up at my age and just settle for wearing a witch hat?
Me: Thank you for calling major internet service provider, my name is Angie, how can I help you today?
Customer: I have spent an hour on the phone and don’t know what’s going on.
Me: ok, let me check the notes from the previous case.
Me: I see all we need to do is a simple registration.
Customer: Oh My Gawd, do I have to start over?
Me: well I don’t really know what was done but I will be more than happy to help you.
Customer: Well just so you know I am computer re-literate.
Me: (not knowing how to respond to that) ok
30 minutes later I have, through countless efforts gotten her to the registration site.
Customer: it says pick a language, do I pick English?
Me: do you speak any other language?
Customer: I don’t think so
Me: well let’s play it safe and go with English
Customer: it says put my phone number, what do I do?
Me: Put your phone number where it says to
Customer: it says a minimum of 4 characters, oh gawd, what kind of characters, like a cat or dog?
Me: No ma’am, a character is a letter, number or anything else you find on the keyboard.
Customer: it says 4 digit numeric code, what is that
Me: 4 numbers
We are finally done registering, now comes time to configure her modem.
Me: please open safari
Customer: OH GAWD, how do I do that again?
Me: Click on the little picture on the computer screen that says safari
Customer: oh ok
Me: ok where it asks for username please put the one you just made up
Customer: I don’t remember what I made up (please remember this was just 10 minutes ago.)
Me: it is blah blah blah
Customer: oh I just wrote that down
Finally customer is connected and able to surf the net. Total time spent with customer 1 hour, total time it should have taken 15 minutes.
Can someone please, please, please tell me what computer re-literate means??? She repeated it several times… Am very confused.
Awards season has come and gone. I shall miss them, the excitement, the clothes, the jewels, the awkward interviews and even more awkward acceptance speeches. And OMG was Sarah Jessica Parker orange or what? Way too many trips to the spray tan salon I am thinking. Wow, was all I could say, and it was splotchy! WTH! She has tons of money; she can spring for the good spray tanning. Very poorly done.
It’s Monday! Woohoo! Very happy for the new week, a new week indicates a new beginning, a chance to do things the right way. Or just the countdown to the weekend, your choice. This week is just packed with excitement for me, tomorrow night The Irishman is in a Guinness pouring contest, I have taken off half a day on Wednesday so I can go watch him. He is so excited, he is like a kid at Christmas, and it is very cute to watch. This also signifies the first time I will be meeting his Guinness club friends. So, the perfect outfit is in order. I don’t know if I should buy something new, or wear something great that is already in my closet. It is supposed to be 70 degrees tomorrow here, so I am thinking great sandals, with a cute dress. Want to look good, not only for me, but for the Irishman since this is the first time meeting some of his friends.
I don’t have a lot to talk about today as it is Monday and it is early, even though I am typically very hyper in the mornings, well Ok, I am right now as well, however, my thoughts are jumbled. I have a lot to decide, well I have already decided, but it was a difficult conclusion to come to and it is still heavy on my mind. It is work related issues so I won’t bore you all with the details. Maybe a later blog when it is all over.
So, in conclusion, Happy, Happy Monday!
I am getting a lot of inquiries asking about the layout of my blog. My fiancee, the Irishman, did it for me. So I have not idea how he did it, to me it is just magic, if he wants to respond here and let people know he can. But I am not that much of a geek!
The strangest thing happened to me yesterday. I went shopping and found nothing that appealed to me. I think I may be coming down with something. I am going to try it again today and see if it was a 24 hour non-shopping bug. However, in my defense, I did not stop by the shoe department. Perhaps I was just not looking in the right place. Interesting thought, I shall go back today and look in all departments.
Tonight is the Oscars; I am very excited about that. I love award shows, from the MTV Video awards to the Emmy’s. The only one I don’t watch is the Daytime Emmys; I think I don’t watch that one because I only watch one daytime show. Well two daytime shows if you count The View, I watch All My Children and The View. I have watched AMC since I was 13 years old. I see no reason to give it up now.
I mainly watch the award shows for the fashion, I love seeing all of the hits and misses, and I don’t care how much Monique’s husband likes it, she needs to shave her legs. I’m sorry but that is just disgusting, and yes I know in some cultures women don’t do that and consider us that do barbaric, however Monique is from the culture that does that. So, Monique, grab a razor, Veet, or wax before tonight’s show, or wear a dress that covers that mess.
It is just about sandal season here in Texas, so now I must be off of here to go perform a much needed pedicure before people start talking about me!
In the words of my friend Jess, see ya!
Yesterday I was watching the View; they had a segment that showed Oscar night gowns, what the stars could possibly be wearing. I saw a dress that reminded me of what I really want in a wedding dress. Solid red. I want to wear the gown Scarlett wore to Ashley’s birthday party. I don’t care how tacky it is! I want it. I want the whole thing, the red velvet dress, with the red satin opera gloves. I figure if a bad Catholic like Scarlett can wear a red velvet dress to a birthday party, then a good Baptist girl can wear one to her wedding. For as long as I can remember I have wanted that dress, and I always swore if I got married again I would be doing it in red. So, in summation, I do believe I will be as tacky as I can and wear a red velvet dress to my wedding.
Or once I calm down from this rant I will go back to being sane and sensible. Well ok, neither of those, but reasonable. Dang it, I have never been that either! OMG, what am I going to do? If I wear a red dress what color would the attendants dresses be? This is a huge quandary. I mean do I go all out and just be as tacky as possible? The whole disco themed reception is borderline, (ok even I know it crossed the line) however how would people react to the whole dress thing? Would my friends all say, well that are Angie and just accept it or would it be the talk of the town for years? OH, wow, ok, yes, that would be acceptable. Love that. Decisions, decisions. All I know is when I saw that dress on the View I about died. I wanted it; I wanted to have my true dream wedding dress.
I do have a replica of the dress, I know what you all are thinking, it is doll size not my size. Yes I have a Scarlett doll. And yes I have different outfits for her, don’t judge, I am sure you all have something that is as equally embarrassing in your closets. Jess. So I could have the dress made, since I have the replica. I know what I want.
Will keep you all posted. Rant over.
Happy Happy Friday one and all! Today is Friday, and it is Starbucks day! I will be visiting Starbucks on my lunch, which is 9:30 A.M., since I begin work at 5:30 A.M. that makes sense. I am very excited about the Starbucks treat as I have had a rough couple of days. But I shall not let that ruin Starbucks day! I don’t know what to order today. I have been getting different drinks; I used to just stick with my Venti, no whip, extra hot, extra pump, café mocha. But I have been venturing out, I have now tried the cinnamon latte, the skinny caramel macchiato, and of course the peppermint mocha. What do I want today? So far I have not been let down by any of the choices I have made. Any thoughts? Do I get something familiar or venture out?
I don’t have huge plans for the weekend. I really need to do laundry and organize my bedroom. I really hate organizing anything, but I cannot stand it any longer. It has to be done and I can’t convince the dogs to do it. When I spoke to Chewie about it, I think he actually laughed at me. And Nacona, well she just started running around the whole apartment. So no help there! Since it is supposed to be nice here this weekend, I am thinking a walk with the pups is in order. Get them out; walk them to where they are exhausted! Payback for not organizing my bedroom for me!
Yesterday I talked about the superficial things I am grateful for. Today I want to talk about the people in my life I am grateful for. There are so many I don’t even know where to start. Let’s start with my parents, my mom and dad was absolutely amazing. As most of you know I am adopted. The people who adopted me were my great aunt and uncle. I feel so amazingly blessed and fortunate to have had the parents that I had, I say had as they have both passed away. My grandparents, the grandparents I refer to are my real grandparents on my birth mothers side. They were awesome; my grandfather was one of the most intelligent men I have ever had in my life. My grandmother was so funny. I am a lot like my grandmother; she was feisty and intelligent and had a love of Hollywood gossip! I totally inherited that from her.
Next would be my children, I am so in awe of how amazing they are. They are bright and caring and funny and sarcastic and I feel so lucky every day of my life that God chose me to be their mother.
I am grateful for my friends, there are so many, I have mentioned a few here before, but I will mention some more now, I am grateful to my friend Jan, who is so beautiful and sophisticated and so smart! She is one of the most grounded people I know, I feel like a better person when I am around her.
My friend Wanda, she has the best sense of humor, I love visiting with her, and I look forward to her emails. She is full of life and is just beautiful inside and out.
Sandi, I don’t know if I have the words to tell you how much my friendship with Sandi has meant. Our sons met in kindergarten, we have been friends since then. Over 21 years.
Most of my friends I have had for a long time, I met Jan when my son was in her class at Mothers Day out. He was a Lavender Lion! He is soon to be 25; he was 3 at the time of the class.
Last but not least, I am grateful to have John in my life. I seriously didn’t believe I would get married again. Now I was ok with that, more than ok, but he showed me it was good to share my life with another human being. John I am grateful that you are not threatened by the fact that my best friend is male, that I want Dean Cain in my prenup, that I have a list (that you will never see as it is fluid), and that you trust me and love me unconditionally.
I was listening to the radio and they were discussing when the big rage was to write “grateful” journals. It was huge due to Oprah creating the rage. So I decided I would let everyone know what I am grateful for.
I am grateful that when I am having a bad day I can simply picture Dean Cain in Superman tights and I am suddenly grateful again. I am grateful that Christian Kane is on television. I missed him when Angel went off the air. I am grateful for Starbucks and the wonderful way their coffee treats make me feel when I am having a rough day. I am grateful for my two, four-legged friends who give me a warm welcome home after a long day at work.
I am grateful for Jess and the way he placates me. I know he is placating me due to his obviousness about it; however, I am grateful for the effort. I am grateful for 4 inch heels and the way no one knows my true height due to me wearing them every day. I am grateful for the makers of hair products. All of them. I am grateful for blueberry tea; it is like a treat when I am dieting. I am grateful to Hagen-Daaz, for obvious reasons. I am grateful for boot season. I am grateful for Kidd Kraddick in the morning, love your show. I am grateful for snow. I am grateful for sour skittles, Godiva Chocolate and Hershey kisses with almonds.
What are all of you grateful for?