Until Next Year

I doubt I'll be doing much on the computer whilst in Mayville, Michigan for the holidays so I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.

Lots of love.


TMI Tuesday

According to the good doctor, we are 6 weeks pregnant. That means that before Husband left me to head out for Virginia after Veteran's Day he decided to leave me with something to remember him by. Go figure. Due date is 8/22/10 and if the Chinese Gender Predictor is correct and my mom gets what she's wishing for, we've got a girl coming our way.

I've always been very open on this blog. I've talked about everything from my struggles with my weight, to my depression, to my "romances" be they good or bad. Heck, I've made friends with a lot of you. Met some of you in person. Have you as buddies on my facebook. A few of you were bridesmaids in my wedding. Another one of you I married!
A while back I mentioned I was going off of birth control. We've had friends of ours getting knocked up or birthing left and right. We were ready to ready to give it a shot and were under the impression that we'd be "trying" for at least a year to get pregnant. Well here we are, about four months later ...
This is all I'm thinking of. I've taken three of them in the past week, all with the same little result. I'm terrified that I'm jumping the gun talking about it but I want to get it off my chest. I'd also like it documented on this wee blog of mine so if I choose to do so I can look back on these moments. Mostly, right now, I'm scared to death it's a chemical pregnancy or ectopic or some other horrible thing. We go to the OBGYN today at 1:30 to see what's what. I'll update later.

Oh and please no facebook comments. Thanks mucho faithful readers. xoxo


Movie Review Monday

I guess this could be considered a book review and a movie review. I totally read The Secret Life of Bees back in the day and totally loved it. I think that's what inspired me to put the movie on my Netflix. For those of you that haven't read the book, it's about a young girl that escapes her abusive father with her black nanny that had just gotten beaten while trying to register to vote in the racist south just as the civil rights amendment was passing. Phew. That was a mouthful. Anyway, they make their way to Tiburon because the girl's late mother had a honey label featuring a black Madonna on it made in that city. The two of them end up staying with three sisters named August, May and June. August is a beekeeper, June is all up in the NAACP and May spends most of her time utterly depressed and isn't quite right in the head. A wonderfully uplifting story follows.
Can I just say that I spent probably 60 of the 110 minutes of this movie crying my eyes out? Dakota Fanning has a fantastic future in film ahead of her if she can avoid the trappings of young fame. She is amazing. Queen Latifah? She's muy maternal and I just would like to hug her. Alicia Keys plays a very convincing bitch, Jennifer Hudson is just a pleasure to watch and Sophie Okonedo is quite talented portraying a simple young woman. I don't know if I can recommend the movie over the book but if you're in the mood for a weepfest, I'd say throw this on your queue of movies to rent.


Mug Saga Haiku Friday

You may remember
Me boasting about this cup
4 haikus ago
Bad things happen to
Mugs whose owners are too proud
Shattered to pieces
But Santa Bossman
Brought me the one on the left
Husband, the right one


Does this count...

as an HNT since Husband is striking such a sexy pose behind me? Mostly I just wanted to show off my new hairdo.


In Bruges

I've had this on the Netflix queue for some time now. I've even read a review about it written by my dear pal Crusty. I suppose now it's time to write my own even though I normally reserve my reviews for Mondays. Oh well. The holidays have me all kinds of off track as far as this ol' blogging gig goes. Anyhoo, Husband and I watched In Bruges last night. I had heard some good things about this movie and thus I wanted to see it. Plus, Colin Farrell is very easy on the eyes and I can't recall actually seeing him act in anything so I thought I'd give it a go. That's probably not even a true statement, by the way. It's just easier to say that than try and remember what the hell I've seen him in.
So this is a story of two hit-men that are sent to Bruges, Belgium to go into hiding. You see, one of them killed a kid (accidentally) but that goes over like a fart in church in the underworld it seems. They're supposed to lay low until a decision is made on how to rectify the situation but you know how that goes. Mischief and mayhem ensues and all that jazz. Husband and I both agree that the dialogue in this movie is simply epic. It's very funny and it's all said in a British or Irish accent so it's doubly entertaining. Like, they say "Fuke" for fuck and "Coont" for cunt and that's just hilarious. However, this movie, while very funny, is also very dark and very gory. I really recommend it because it's quite unlike most of the movies I have seen. Dare I say it's "daring?" I may. Plus Ralph Fiennes is just such a good bad guy! Harry Potter much? Voldemort? Yeah. You know what I'm talking about.

MORAL OF THAT STORY: "Try it, you might like it." - Danny Wood of NKOTB fame... Or was it Donnie Wahlberg. Crust?


TMI Tuesday

1. Have you ever mooned/flashed anyone? How long ago?
Yup! Flash Husband almost every night we're together so last night would have been the last time... or this morning when he saw me all nudie getting ready for work. Hard to say if that counts.

2. Pick an animal that best displays your personality.
Bear. I like to eat fish and frolic in the wilderness and hibernating just sounds like the best deal ever and if someone messes with me I'll rip their f*cking head off.

3. Do you mail out holiday cards, and if so, how do you pick the list?
I did mail about 125 cards this year. The list was based on folks we invited to our wedding but mostly it's friends and family. Certainly won't be sending them to strangers now will I?

4. How often do you wear something sexy to get attention (lingerie, low cut dress, silk boxers, etc...)?
Never. Naked works too well so why bother being uncomfortable? You know sexy never equals comfort.

5. Have you ever tasted breast milk SINCE you were an adult?
Um, I don't think I even tasted breast milk as a baby. Gross.

Bonus: Do you like "talking" when you have sex?
The second we commence intercourse I ask Husband about his day. No. Not really.

Double Bonus: If Santa is a guy, how is it that he never seems to get lost?
Because the reindeer know where they're going. Duh.

Questions are from here.


Happy Hanukkah Haiku Friday

Rainy days again
But hubby is coming home
So it's not too bad
Thank God it's Friday
The end of a dismal week
And our last name too!
School's out for winter
Michigan in 12 more days,
Christmas, then New Years!



After a very trying three days I am happy to report I am not feeling homicidal as of right now. My finals are behind me and it seems the chaos at work has subsided for now. I'm going to throw out a Thankful Thursday just because I feel like breaking away from the negativity and taking a deep, cleansing breath to move forward.
  • 5 solid weeks with no school.
  • Starting Friday, Husband and I will be together every day for 3 whole weeks and a few days. This will be the longest we've been physically together ever.
  • Christmas cards have been mailed.
  • Christmas gifts have been purchased.
  • Christmas lights have been hung.
  • Christmas tree is up and adorable.
  • Christmas decorations are out.
  • 2 weeks from yesterday I will be in Michigan for my first white Christmas.
  • I have 2 parties to attend this weekend.
  • A few girls I know are pregnant and that makes me smile.
  • I get to make pizzelle with my Gran and my mom tonight.


TMI Tuesday

1. Which is more important of the two in "chemisty," physical attractiveness or emotional attractiveness?
There is a saying that the eyes are the first to fall in love and I guess I agree with that to a certain degree. However, the best chemistry comes along with the person you fall in love with and physical attractiveness only goes so far. The more comfortable I am with someone, the more sparks I see.

2. On a scale from 1-10, how kinky are you?
I would say 7 but only because it's my lucky number.

3. Sitting on Santa's lap... fun or creepy?
Fun. I find the idea of anyone thinking Santa's lap creepy very sad.

4. Have you ever fallen asleep or passed out during sex?
Um... rohypnol much?

5. Do you wear socks to bed? Is that okay or totally unsexy?
No way. Totally unsexy. Especially if they're black socks. Then again, I think pajamas are unsexy.

Bonus: What is your greatest strength? Weakness?
Greatest strength - my ability to make people laugh.
Greatest weakness - making everything about me while trying to please everyone at the same time.

Questions are from here.


Resolution Haiku Friday

It's that time of year
Setting new goals to achieve
Trying to improve
Lots of diet talk
Promises to hit the gym
More self-awareness
But why do I wait?
Why not do that all year long?
Such a conundrum



Ok, college graduates, I need your help. I have no idea how to think of a final thesis/Capstone project on my own so I come to you.

Here's what I need to do:

Using the topics social change in Spain/civilizations & cultures of Spain I have to either:
*write an essay
*do an investigative project
*some sort of original "work of art or literature"
*service learning

Going to Spain isn't an option and I need to turn in my proposal by Tuesday...
Any thoughts?

MORAL OF THAT STORY: When in doubt, ask the internet.


Pink Glove Dance

This was on ABC World News last night and I wept watching it. I really recommend you watch this if you know of anyone ever affected by breast cancer.


Save the tatas.