Saturday, February 28, 2009

What To Do?

I have a few things I would really like to accomplish today but unfortunately, I don't have any motivation to get started. I'm a little bummed today is the Polar Bear Plunge and I was all set to do until I tested positive for strep throat on Thursday. I guess there is always next year but I wanted to do it now, while I still had the nerve. I think I'll head up there anyway. It'll still be fun watching everyone freeze their butts off and Big Boy will probably get a huge kick out of it. Afterwards, I'm thinking we'll go on the merry go round and hit Maruca's for some pizza. He'll be in heaven. Luckily, I don't feel bad today. Never under estimate the power of a Z-pak!

Hmmm. Should I go to Walmart today? Maybe I can find a few of the things I have been looking for there. I'm just not in the mood for Target. I can actually say I need to take a two or three month Target hiatus. There isn't anything I need and I would be spending money we really didn't have. Not that Walmart is much better but at least there I know I'll find a few things I could justify buying.

Next on my list is to go out and buy Breaking Dawn. I fell for those books and I fell hard. On Thursday, while I was home sick, I finished Twilight and read New Moon cover to cover before working may through the first fifty or so pages of Eclipse. Yesterday I was lucky enough to come across a link to the Twilight movie and watched it throughout the afternoon in twenty minute intervals. Eh. I though it was alright. I really enjoyed the camera work and the grainy texture to the film but I just don't understand why Hollywood feels the need to deviate so far from the book. I thought there were a few things they could have done better but obviously it doesn't matter. If it did, I would be in Hollywood making a hell of a lot more money than I am now.

I think I'll postpone grocery shopping until tomorrow morning. It's only after nine but already to late to brave Shop Rite. On the bathroom front....we are so close to being finished. We need to pick a new paint color because the one we picked is way to dark after all so we decided to use that in our bedroom. Unfortunately, I have no idea when I'll get to Lowe's to get paint sampled because that is a store BB just can't handle. It puts him in sensory overdrive and just isn't worth it...for everyone involved.

I think that's enough incoherent rambling for one day. Let's hope it's a good one.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I'm So Captivated...

By Twilight, that I am leaving in a few minutes to go buy the next book.


Sunday, February 22, 2009

I Caved

And finally started to read Twilight. Almost everyone I know has read these books and raves about how excellent they are. I have been looking for something new to read so I figured why not. I'm about fifty pages into the first book and am already hooked. Seriously, I'm going to have to stop off at either Barnes & Noble or Target tomorrow after work to pick up the other three. I hope the other three are out in paperback because there is no way I'm paying hard cover price for them though. I would attempt to put my name on the waiting list at the library but something tells me the list is probably over a hundred names deep.

What is it about these books that are so captivating? Thankfully, I didn't see the movie when it came out so at least my perception of the book isn't skewed. There has only been one movie that has ever lived up to the greatness of it's book counterpart and that would be Bram Stoker's Dracula, but I'll save that for another day.

I really like that there is more than one book which is why I quickly fell in love with both the Left Behind and Harry Potter series. There is nothing better than finishing a great book knowing there is another one waiting to be read. I do tend to get a bit depressed when reading the final book though. For now, I still have New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn to look forward to.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

How Much Have I Changed In Fifteen Years

Since I was tagged on FB I thought I would fill this out. It really is amazing how much a person can change in fifteen years.

****15 YEARS AGO (1994)****

1) How old were you? 19
2) Who were you dating? Pete
3) Where did you work? I was a freshman in college and I think I worked on campus
4) Where did you live? Poyda Hall-Rider University and Beachwood, NJ when I was home.
5) Where did you hang out? Bamboo Bar when I was home
6) Did you wear contacts and/or glasses? No
7) Who were your best friends? Melissa & Jenn (Natasha came next year!)
8) How many tattoos did you have? 1
9) How many piercings did you have? 4, two in each year
10) What kind of car did you drive? A broom
11) Had you been to a real party? Hell Yes
12) Had you had your heart broken? Absolutely
13) Were you Single/taken/Married/Divorced? I think I was dating Pete
14) Any Kids? No way

***10 YEARS AGO (1999)***
1) How old were you? 24
2) Who were you dating? Either Sean or Rich
3) Where did you work? Bum Rogers Tavern and Top of the Mast
4) Where did you live? Seaside Park, NJ
5) Where did you hang out? Bum Rogers and the Berkeley
6) Did you wear contacts and/or glasses? No
7) Who were your best friends? Karen, Sue, Jen, Mark, Kenny....the list is too long
8) How many tattoos did you have? 4
9) How many piercings did you have? Same four plus I think my nose, eyebrow and bellybutton
11) Had your heart broken? Not anymore
12) Were you Single/Taken/Married/Divorced? Dating
13)Any Kids? Not Yet

****TODAY (2009)****
1) Age? 34
2) Where do you work? Pharmacy Technician
3) Where do you live? Pelican Island
5) Who are your closest friends? Sue and of course the Hoffs!
6) Do you talk to your old friends? I just reconnected with them
7) How many piercings do you have? Back to just my ears
8) How many tattoos? same 4
9) What kind of car do you have? 2005 Ford Explorer
10) Had your heart been broken? Not since I've been married.
11) How many kids? 1
12) Are you Single/Taken/Married/Divorced? Happily Married

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Yup, that's me. Blame it on Facebook. It's like crack I tell you.

For anyone who cares, Hubby finished the wainscoting in the bathroom and it looks awesome! Normally I would be freaking out because the bathroom is taking so long but considering we are UNDER budget and it already looks amazing, I really can't complain!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

3 Things I'm Supposed To Respond To.....

Three jobs I have had in my life:
1. Banking
2. Bartender
3. Pharmacy Technician

* Three places I have lived:
1. Hoboken
2. Seaside Park
3. Pelican Island

*Three shows that I watch:
1. The Biggest Loser
2. The Office
3. The Deadliest Catch

* Three places I have been:
1. Florida
2. Vermont
3. Texas

*Places I have been this week:
1. Work
2. My Parent's House
3. Margate

*Talk with regularly:
1. Hubby
2. Big Boy
3. My Mom

*Three of my favorite foods:
1. Lamb Chops
2. Corned Beef & Cabbage
3. Ben & Jerry's Heath Bar Coffee Ice Cream

*Three favorite bands and/or singers
1. Cake
2. The Grateful Dead
3. Dave Matthews Band

*Three favorite movies
1. Almost Famous
2. Christmas Vacation
3. White Christmas

* Three friends I think will respond:
1. ?
2. ?
3. ?

*Three things I am looking forward to:
1. The Weekend
2. My bathroom being finished
3. Warmer weather

I noticed I was tagged by my good friend Heather on Facebook and I didn't want to let her down. Oh yeah, I caved and joined Facebook.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

If I Only Had A Uterus...

I would stalk Eddie Murphy and get knocked up. I was listening to the radio driving to work the other morning and they were doing the celebrity segment of the show and announced he and Mel B, AKA Scary Spice had come to a child support and custody agreement. He pays her $50,000. a month for child support. $50,000. A MONTH! ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? I'm sure, or at least I would like to think that the money is all going into a trust fund but damn! It's not like they had three or four kids together, and even then I wouldl think the amount is excessive. This is for one child. One.

If I'm not mistaken, she has done rather well for herself anyway. Didn't those Spice Girls make some serious money back in the nineties and during their recent reunion tour? Personally, I would rather put bamboo shoots under my nail beds before ever seeing them in concert or listening to even ten seconds of their music but that's because I have good taste in music:) Is it the whole "hell hath no fury like a scary spice scorned?" Is it because he's a movie star the judge ordered him to pay so much. I just don't get it.

So if I had a uterus, I would get myself pregnant by Eddie Murphy. I would have the second baby I always wanted and an extra $50,000. a month lying around. I don't know, it just seems a little extreme to me.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Do you hear that? Ahhhh, blissful silence. I may have jinxed myself but right now, I do not care. The house is eerily silent and I love it. Honestly, I don't know whether I am coming or going lately.

Big Boy has been so full of energy since he is feeling better. There is no down time. I never thought I would say this but I wish he would watch a little television. Maybe just an hours worth of Sesame Street or something. I can't even get him to watch a twenty minute episode of JoJo's Circus anymore. I guess I sound pretty selfish wishing my kid would watch some TV but I really need a break. The weather has been really cold too, and since he was sick recently I won't take him out to play and that has sent him in to a tizzy. If it weren't for school, I think I would be on suicide watch, joking. Work has been alright just extremely busy. I really don't want to gripe about work because well, it's work. I have to work so there is no sense bellyaching about it.

Did I mention we are working on the bathroom. We found some mold in there and that sent Hubby off the deep end so before I knew it, he ad the entire floor pulled up and steamed all the wallpaper off. He is doing all the work himself because we just can't afford to hire someone to come in and do it. He likes it though. We are using the same sink, toilet and bathtub because there is nothing wrong with them and replacing those alone would have tacked on another grand to the bill. Luckily though, we have been able to stay below five hundred dollars so far. I'm thinking maybe Saturday I'll go and pick out some paint and buy a few new things for in there. I'm really excited about it. Hubby laid and grouted the new tile last week and it looks great. A friend of ours who is a painter is going to come by Saturday to spackle the walls. Thank goodness for friends because he's doing it for free! Once the bathroom is finished I'll put up some pictures.

I need to get some sleep. Tomorrow is another day and I have to head out early to my knee doctor before I even go to work. That's another story I'll save for later.

Hi Ho Hi Ho

I really don't want to go to work. Today is going to be one of those days that I would be tempted to just grab a bottle off the control racks and chug it. We are in the middle of inventory and everyone and their mother is crawling around the pharmacy with a microscope, including the Feds. What's scary is, someone was fired about 5 months ago for sticky fingers and we all know our cycle counts are off.

My question is...what kind of formula do they use to establish a margin of error. Naturally, there is human error or two labels are printed but how do they determine how many pills we are allowed to be short. Everyone is stressed out and as usual we are short handed today which means I'll be running around like a lunatic all while trying to look my best in front of corporate.

I'm thinking this may be a martini kind of night. I rarely drink anymore but something tells me I'll need one after today.