Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Day 325 & 326, 365 Days of 2011

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
No snow today!  Yesssss!
With good news comes bad news. Went outside this morning to the flattest tire I HAVE EVER SEEN.  Well ever seen on my car anyway.  It was stupid flat!  So flat it didn't even make sense.  I'm still confused  really.  The tire shop says its trash, so now I'm riding with a spare on my car and a flat tire in the trunk.  Very frustrating because I know if anything else happens, I'm just effed!  The tire store wants to sell me 2 new tires though, for only 150 bucks.  Wowza.  Like i told them. Its to close to the holidays, they're just gonna have to wait! Got the oil changed and had them air it up a little and it seems OK. Temporary fix I know, don't judge me.  It's the best I can do right now! ;)
Still though.. NO SNOW.  That made my day!

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
Oh yay.  Another cold as shit day today.  Oh!  Yippie!
Nothing really exciting to report today. Just another day at work, another day in the life of a Monkey Butt I guess.  Thought all day about my blog, trying to remind myself not to forget to update today as well as line up tomorrows Monkey Butt post for Thursday.  My Dingleberries are excited about that one aren't you!
I'm also noticing this year is wrapping up so quickly. I'm already on like 326 as of today. I don't know if I want to continue this project for next year or not. 
I feel like it maybe a weird year if I don't do it, it's already such a habit I guess.  Perhaps I can try something new with it. I don't know.  Got a few days to decide. 
Again, thoughts?
Goodnight Dingleberries, I'm off to kill Pokeys TV because she decided she would get a warning 2 days in a row. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Music for a Tuesday

My newest obsession. I'm loving this band. I can't speak, read or understand Icelandic, but I'm in love with whatever they are singing about and the music itself, Ahhhh, love at first song!  All thanks to Grooveshark for sharing their music, someone somewhere knew it was just awesome enough to share with the world.  Love it. Check it out Dingleberries, have an awesome Tuesday Dingleberries!

Monday, November 28, 2011

And then there is death...

She said "I'm going to die.". Suddenly my life flashed before my eyes.
Her brilliant blond hair waving slightly in the wind.
The green in her eyes reflecting a sea of jade.
The most beautiful person I've ever seen.
As the words sunk it,
I fought off the hysterics,
silently held the tears at gunpoint.
Deep down I knew this day would come,
but as I stared dumbfounded at her.
She being a young Thirty years old, myself only a minor Ten.
Life was no longer fair.
My childhood lost,
I wanted to run!
I could only wish for breath!

photo taken here

Day 324, 365 Days of 2011

Monday, November 28th, 2011

I'd like to say Happy Monday, but who actually has one of those?  I spent the morning being very busy, I quite enjoyed it really.  But sadly, now I sit here with about 2 hours left of work and nothing to do but tell you all about it.  You love that don't you!?
A certain someone here at work has been a total bish today and it's making me nuts. It has NOT been directed at me at all, but anything and everything else she can find to bitch about she is making sure to do just that.  UGH!  I didn't want to come back from my much needed staycation and deal with all of that. It's no fair I tell you.
But it's good to be back and all caught up again. 
As you all know yesterday I posted and said I want to send out this lovely artistic cards I have found recently and sadly I've no idea how in the hell to post a thing where you all can click and send me an email. So I will post it here.
That's my email, please don't spam me or anything and feel free to send over your addresses if you'd like to be added to my mailing list, I 'd love to  send you some mail.  Oh come on, it's FUN!
It has yet to stop raining today, UGH! 
We're having chicken and broccoli for dinner and I'm off now to smoke another cigarette.
Damn I need to quit smoking.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Day 323, 365 Days of 2011

Sunday, November 27th, 2011
Spent 30 minutes on the Gazelle leg machine exercise thing in my room.  yay me. But here I sit after a half glass of sweet tea a couple of carrots and some pecan pie. Epic fail.
My imaginary physical trainer would kick my arse for that, but whatevs.
It's a good start and soon enough there won't be any pie left, only carrots and then I won't have anything to feel guilty for.
I do have this awful crater of a pimple on my face though, perhaps the pie is to blame?  Damn!
The news man is telling us we have a chance of snow on Tuesday, WTF? For those who know me, know I absolutely HATE the "S" word and it's total BS that we are just reaching the end of November and they are already calling for it.  Perhaps it is the end of the world or something?  Then again, they can quit their bitching about global warming.  I guess I'm going to move on to South America and hope it's warmer there!
OK, so I shall wrap this up. 
I did share on my Facebook page though that I've found a box of cards in my Christmas box.  Don't get confused they aren't Christmas Cards, they're just some artistic cards I managed to receive as a gift last year or so. I'd love to send them out in the mail.  We all know it's a rare occasion we receive anything in the mail other than BILLS.  So if you're willing, send me your addresses and spread the word if you like. No worries, I'm not a psycho stalker  or anything like that. I just thought it would be fun. I expect nothing in return and well if you LOVE Christmas and send your address then maybe you can get a Christmas card from me as well, if you celebrate Christmas that is.
So shoot me an email, I don't think I have a link for that on my page, but I will get right to it. Leave me a comment and I will send you my email address!
Hope everyone had a wondermus Sunday. It's back to work for me and Mr. Monkey Butt (maybe) tomorrow and school for Pokey as well. It's been an awesome few days off and I look forward to it again sometime soon!
Also check out my Facebook page, it's Hey Monkey Butt  and like me if you'd like, spread the word as well.
Goodnight Dingleberries.  Good to be all caught up, for now!

Updates::::  Here is my email address because I've no idea how to post it on my blog, lolz.
Get to sending me those addresses people, I've only a few cards so remember, first come first serve!  :)

365 days of 2011

Iyiyi! I'm behind, again.  This will be a long post I fear and I hope you all will make it through it, bare with me, I will make it as short as I possibly can. It feels like it's been a week or so since I've updated my 365, so yea, it's going to be a rough update. 
Let's get this party started, shall we?

Day 319
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Yea, so this is what we woke up to and sadly it hasn't changed much in the days to follow, there were a few wonderful days between then and now, but nothing to write home about I guess. Nothing new for our winters/falls here. Craptastic weather with a chance of sunshine on rare occasion.
Sadly, I didn't take the time (yes I forgot) to take any other picture on this day. Ooops.  At least I got one though, I guess!  It was a funnish day. Day 1 of my staycation and went to work for the Thanksgiving lunch. Finished my shopping list for Thanksgiving dinner and prepped myself  (mentally) to get prepared for Thanksgiving.  Awesomeness! 
The turkey went into it's brine today and though it was terribly salty tasting, yes I tried it, it smelled wondermus!  ::excited::

Day 320
Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Day Dingleberries.
Yea, here's what time I got up. Ooooof!
First thing I did was take a smoke break, make some coffee and take a few swigs.  Then I proceeded to remove the turkey from the brine and get it all dried off an on it's cooking pan.  Note to self: 23lb turkey is a damn joke when it comes to handling said turkey and what the hell is up with tucking it's wings?  That's total BS if you ask me!
But ya know, Mr Monkey Butt and I managed to get it done and in the pan, thank you YouTube!
The finished product...
(Bows and waves at her adoring fans!)
Yes it went well and well my Mom and Dad always just prepare their turkey in a bag with the normal stuffs but I must say I really enjoyed the taste of the turkey this year, I think I love brine for Turkey and will never make another one without it!  It was tasty and well it was a fabulous Thanksgiving. Everyone showed up, like I said before, we had 11 people (including ourselves) in our apartment and it was nice.  The food was tasty and no one died because of my cooking, I shall call that a success. Right?
We later made a trip to my aunts house about 20 Min's north of here. That is after I had the kitchen clean and all the leftovers put in the fridge.  I wish the guest would have taken all the leftovers, but apparently Mr Monkey Butt likes to eat leftover Thanksgiving foods.  We had 2 pies left as well, so looks like more weight gain to come ;)
The family thing was OK, seems like every year less and less of them show up. It's a little sad, but I know the ones who are there really want to be or else they just wouldn't show up either. It was nice to see everyone under one roof again, it's been a couple of weeks ya know.  But it was nice and I didn't eat a thing!   Go me!

Unlike Pokey who gnawed on this turkey leg as well as ate about 4 desserts.  Needless to say she was a total grump later and passed out IMMEDIATELY once she got in the bed. Yessssss!
Day 321
Friday, November 25th, 2011
Happy Friday Dingleberries, did you all  remember to check out my Fridays Fabulous Photo post?  Just in case you were busy shopping on Black Friday.  I didn't, wouldn't and couldn't do the Black Friday shopping this year. One, I have no money and Two, I just had no interest in doing that again. I don't know why but saving myself a little bit of money on some junk that won't get played with anyone just doesn't seem like the thing I want to be doing. So I'm done with it!  Yessss!
I did hit Walmart later and found that they still had their black Friday junk in there, big surprise there and the prices were exactly the same, so whats the point and dealing with all the crowds. I guess if you want to save 39 bucks on a TV!  :)
Ooooh I'm not stopping with that, I've a few more things for today!
Who says Tina (my car) can't be used for EVERYTHING.  She now has qualities of a truck. She can haul an Xmas tree so long as the Home Depot guy is there to tie it down, because I've  no idea really how this tree made it home! 
This fellow shopper, also getting an Xmas tree had a funny tag and Xmas tree in her weave.  lolz.  Fun times at the Home Depot!

Day 322
Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Lovely Saturday. Did a bit of running around, hit the Kroger and finished the grocery list.  Yesss!
The Xmas tree is up!  Yays!  It looks pretty and smells nice too. Ooooo I bet  it needs water, again. Thirsty arse tree!  The holiday season is here and like every other year it's OK for me to admit that now, because it's AFTER Thanksgiving and the tradition for us has always been put it up the day after Thanksgiving.  Yesss!
Now to figure out what presents to put under the tree, I hate Xmas shopping.  I hate all shopping. 

There!  I'm caught up, mostly. I've still got to update for Sunday (today) but I will do that later, because I'm tired and need to check the tree. 
Cya laters Dingleberries.
If you've made it this far, pat yourself on the back!  Because you're AWESOME! And thanks for reading!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Your thoughts?

Well it's been a minute since I blogged randomly and with no real purpose at all.
As you Dingleberries may remember (maybe I've blogged enough) I lost my wallet a few weeks ago, TOTAL NIGHTMARE!  Not recommended to my worst of friends, well maybe a couple!
So after the headaches and cancelling cards and the likes, I went to the DDS.  Yeap, 3 times.  On the last time, provided I had enough paper work to prove I was me.  Who would have thought we can't be born married?  Yea she actually said I should come back with a birth certificate with my new name on it.  Well, it's not a   new name to me and well I wasn't going to tell her that.  Buuuut apparently yea they are RETARDS!
So I finally get it all done and she snaps the picture. She looking, looking, looking and looking some more. Then she proceeds to call someone else over for this.  I'm like hmmm, wonder whats going on.  Then I hear the other lady say, Nah that's her she just gained some weight. WTF!  I asked her as soon as other stupid bitch walked off if they were comparing photographs? 
Well turns out they were! 
She seemed to think these aren't the same person!
And do I look fatter?  btw I know that I am, but whatevs I can't get out in the sun and melt away my fat I guess.  

Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday's Fabulous Photo

Black Friday....No thank you!

Thursdays Monkey 'butt'

Happy Thursday Dingleberries and a very Happy Thanksgiving.  I googled Thanksgiving Monkey and this is one thing I came up with.  Loved it!  It's been a strange week with my feelings and the holidays and with this over sensitive America this week I wasn't even sure if it was OK anymore to tell people Happy Thanksgiving. Luckily I came around and realized I never really gave much of a shit before, why should I start now? 

So with that being said HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all you Americans our there who still aren't afraid to put down your protesting signs and enjoy life a little. Enjoy your turkeys, hams and tasty veggies and pies.  Cya Friday!

(photo taken here)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

365 days of 2011

Bloody Hell I'm so far behind, again, but whatever, I'm a busy lady these days! At least I manage to keep up with something, sometimes, maybe?!
Anyways.  How has my Dingleberries been?  Anyone take the time to check out my music post this week?  What about my Thanksgiving post? I saw a comment on 2 on there and I will get to reply to them, tonight.  I'm sure of it!
So all that being said, you all know I'm patiently awaiting Thanksgiving so I can rawk this bish and makes something TASTY!   Besides I will have awesome company to help me through it.
I'm hoping to get some new color on my hair TOMORROW. I can't stand this washed out black, brown, whatever color it is. I'm going to attempt to pick up a better brand that maybe won't wash out so fast?  Do they make those? I should know you know, I've dyed my hair monthly (sometimes more) for quite some time now.  Shall see.
Will post pics, no worries.
OH!  For those who don't follow my facebook babbles, I prepared the brine for the turkey tonight. It's chillin on the counter, cooling to room temperature before going into the fridge for the night.  Mr. Turkey will go into the brine tomorrow night and be ready for cooking early Thursday morning.  The brine is crazy salty, but you know, it's OK.  Should be good, I hope!

OK OK, so I've babbled enough.  I will share my photos now and a minimum explanation if any needed!  Goodnight to my Dingleberries, I plan to catch up on my reading now, yerp, time to read some more blogs.  Stay tuned for the next few days, if you can, I will share my adventures in Thanksgiving.  I'm hoping not to get assaulted as I go into the market tomorrow. I need only a few minor things and I'm hoping I haven't forgotten those, being as I left that list at work, GAH!

Day 315
Saturday, November 19th, 2011

(yea, you have seen this one before on a different blog, but oddly enough this was the only picture I toyed with on Saturday.  I suck!)

Day 316
Sunday, November 20th, 2011
(Christmas in November, GRRRRR, but while playing in Party City I found the fall festive cookie cutters I as shopping for. YAYS!)
Note to self: Do not step foot near the Dekalb Farmers Market on a weekend, are you Crazy!?!?!
OH! After all the fun shopping and what nots I went to see LYKKE LI with a couple of awesome ladies. It was AWESOME.  Never ever did I think I would see Lykke Li live and I loved it.  It's a must see if you get the chance people.  Just do it.  If she ever comes back I will take Pokey because she loves her just as much as I do! 

Day 317
Monday, November 21st, 2011

Day 318
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Happy Tuesday Dingleberries, don't forget to check out this weeks music and have an awesome Wednesday!  Cya tomorrow!

Happy Holiday.

So I don't typically say "Happy Holidays", I'm usually more rebellious than that and make sure to tell them Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas.  Yea it doesn't always fit but if I've ever been in the wrong or someone found it offensive, they didn't tell me, so should I really care that much?!  Yea, I probably won't!  It is what it is and it's called Thanksgiving.

That being said, Thanksgiving is approaching rather quickly, what 2 days away or so?  Yea, it's some what  overwhelming. For those that don't know yet, I'm hosting Thanksgiving this year. Yea, it's my first year, EVAR and to be honest, I don't recall EVAR baking a turkey.  I'm hopeful and excited.  I think it's going to be an awesome experience and can't wait to have all my favorite people under one roof!

Our Guest List:
Monkey Butts Mom
Monkey Butts Dad
Monkey Butts Sis
Neice #1
Neice #2
(they're numbered only by age)
Mr. Monkey Butts Mom
Mr. Monkey Butts Dad
Mr. Monkey Butts Brother

Then of course there is Monkey Butt, Mr. Monkey Butt and Monkey Butt Jr aka Pokey

SO lets count that is people plus 1.2.3 of us, makes 11 peoples.

I'm only stressing because Mom and Mr Monkey Butts Mom can actually cook, Mom or Dad make a killer Dressing and Potato salad, so of course they are bringing those, THANK GAWD.  I've already a relatively LARGE menu but was able to recruit everyone to bring SOMETHING. But if I managed to bomb the shit out of this thing and everything I attempt to make, my turkey having a brine and some aromatics it could always go wrong, my sweet potatoes I found this TASTY sounding recipe for Sweet Potatoes with Bananas and Honey. YUM!  As you know I've never made a turkey so I thought why not try something different, same goes with the sweet potatoes, but I've made those many many times for holidays and am always really classic with them. Just taters, sugar and marshmallows.   I'm just hoping it doesn't taste like shit and the Moms are all like, ewwww Poor Mr Monkey Butt, this bish can't cook!  Bwhahahahha!

It's going to be OK, It's going to be OK!

As you may notice, I'm a little worked up about it, I'm a little excited and am also very NEW at all of it. But it's going to be EPIC and well if it isn't, you all have something to laugh about when Friday rolls around and you're feet are aching from the long day of shopping. I'm hoping to get a lot of picture taking time in and update my life with pictures. 

I love the holidays, there is nothing like a long, stressful holiday spent with the ones you love who just so happen to be as stressed as I am.  Plus to top it all off, Mr. Monkey Butt, Pokey and myself will be shopping for an Xmas tree on Friday, the dreaded black Friday and have it all beautimus come the weekend.  I refuse to start any sooner than that!

Happy Thanksgiving Dingleberries, I'm looking forward to hearing all about your Thanksgiving flops and funs as well. 

Music for a Tuesday

Happy Tuesday again Dingleberries.
It was a tough call for me to go with the original by Trent Reznor or this cover by Johnny Cash. I remember Trent singing it many years ago, I loved it so very much.  There are a lot of things Trent did that just can't be touched, but it was different and nice the way Johnny Cash did a nice cover. Mr. Monkey Butt is telling me that this was his last recording ever, and that because of his illness it took him like 2 weeks to finish it.  Again, awesome cover and  I'm guessing I was just in a Johnny Cash kinda mood today. 
I hope you all enjoy and for those Trent Reznor fans, as I am too, next time I'm in a Hurt kind of mood I will make sure to share his version with you, just for old times sakes. 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Day 313 & 314, 365 Days of 2011

Day 313
Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Day 314
Friday, November 18th. 2011

So.... Happy Friday Dingleberries, were you able to check out my FridaysFabulousPhoto?  It's simply, fabulous I tell ya. Body art is awesome!

OK OK, moving on. So today is my birfday.  I'm not one to go all out and jump for joy on the 18th of November every year.  I'm 30 yrs old today. This doesn't bother me in the least, as I said, it's just another Birthday. I do enjoy my ritual every year of making sure I'm visiting with my Mom and Dad every year on my Birthday.  What can I say.. I've been old for  a while I guess. In my life though there are more important things than worrying with MY birthday.  Sure sure it's the day of my birth and considering all the awesome things and people in my lives, this includes you readers, I'm glad I was born, so I could bore every single one of you to death with my babbles, but sadly, most of the time it's just another day. I blame my parents for me thinking this way.  Anyone else think the same each year on your special days?

The fucking awesomeness of my Birthday this year is, A) I've awesome people to spend it with. B) I'm going to the Lykke Li show on Sunday and best news of all C)  I saw the 12:01am premier show of Twilight's Breaking Dawn last night (this morning).  Fucking EPIC!  I can't wait (already) for the next part to come out. I know a few of you HATE Breaking Dawn, you've told me before, please don't ruin this one for me, wait till next week to bash my love for Twilight.  Puhlease?  With shugah on top!

In my defense, my love for Twilight didn't come from Rob Pattinson and his fucking adorableness or Taylor Lautner and his awesomely amazing abs. I actually REFUSED to watch that "teeny bopper vampire shit" when it first came out. I flat out refused. I had no interest in sitting in a theatre surrounded by stupid lil teenagers drooling over what heart throb was hitting the big screen then.  Only after many a friend giving me the reviews of the BOOKS did I give in and pick them up for a read. I played it smart, picked up Twilight at Target while shopping for Pokey a new TV. I was desperate for something to read, something I hadn't read 187 times, so I grabbed it, said Eff it, lets do this thing.

I was ADDICTED then. I've read each book more than once, possible even more than twice each and I still love them.  The movies, though not entirely the same, are OK.  I enjoy the laziness of it.  The tossing in a disk and doing the dishes or just sitting on the couch and watch my laptop! 

Whatever... The movie last night was as wondermus (mostly) as I wanted it to be.  I won't say anything, because I don't want to spoil anything, but you better believe me, I will blog this again, because chances are  I will see it again in theaters. Not this weekend mind you, but I won't miss my chance to see it on the big screen again, in a better seat.  And if I get around to blogging it again, it will be full of spoilers ;)

I've noticed a few new followers, you know who you are, thanks for joining the Monkey Butt, and WELCOME!

Friday's Fabulous Photo

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Belated Birthday...

Well I’ve done the impossible, the unforgivable. I’ve forgotten the birthday of my Monkey Butt blog. Not just any birthday, Monkey Butts FIRST Birthday!  I'm a terrible Monkey Butt Mommy. Can you believe this?  Well, I can.

So lets see, first things first, Happy late Birthday to my Monkey Butt blog.  This past year has been lovely, (did ya catch that sarcasm?)  Let me clarify, the past year has been pretty good. Nothing major I guess. Tried my best to blog as often as possible, because I like it.  There were times when things weren’t their best, but that happens. Right?

So how did I manage to forget my blogs birthday?  I have no idea. It’s not like I just realized I’d forgotten it either. I actually realized it a few weeks back and forgot about it again.  Awesome!  But in my defense, I don’t forget the birthdays of the PEOPLE I love, selfishly this Blogs Birthday wouldn’t be possible it if weren’t for me, so I shouldn’t feel so bad.

I’ve shared with you Dingleberries, my times of stress and anger and frustration. My times of happiness and fun times.  All in all I think you all may have enjoyed it as much as I have. I’ve lost a few people from my blogging life, I’m not sure where they went and if they will come back, but I can hope right? 

So with all that being babbled, in the most random way possible.  Wishing my Blog a late birthday, because no matter what, I’d be lost with out it at times. 

Thursdays Monkey 'butt'

Thursday again huh Dingleberries?  Crazy isn't it?!
This week I'm blogging Stoop!d Monkey.  'Parently is a creation by Seth Green annnnnd Mathew Senrich. They are the creators of Robot Chicken? Anyone watch that show?  I have, it makes me a mad. I don't care for it at all and am now considering that maybe this Monkey isn't worthy?  Thoughts?
In good news though, the phrase "Stupid Monkey" came out of Professor Farnsworths mouth in Futurama and for those that know the Monkey Butt, I lerve some Futurama and have actually used the monkey the Professor was talking about, go ahead, FLASH BACK!
Here's to hoping you Dingleberries have a flippn awesome Day! 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

365 days of 2011

Well Dingleberries, as you have noticed, I've fallen a little behind on my 365 posts.  Hmf, Imagine that?
So here we are again. And let me tell you it's been a crazay week or two.  Did I mention last week I lost my wallet and all of it's contents?Total pain the arse, like for reals.
I need my ID, my tag is due FRIDAY, I said it, my birfday is friday.
We're going to see Twilight Breaking Dawn tomorrow, YESSSSSS!
I've attempted TWICE to go get a new DL and failed both times. It's really a pain in the arse. I'm hoping tomorrow I will have a little more luck!  UGH!  So now I've gotta find my insurance POLICY (yes a card isn't accepted) and then drag out the almost expired registration and attempt to get it ALL done in one day being as the sonofabitch tag office isn't open on Friday... DOUBLE UGH!
I'm not letting it bother me though, because, like I said, I'm going to see Twilight tomorrow... AWESOME! Then on Sunday I'm going to see Lykke Li with a couple of my girlfriends. IF I haven't said it before this may very well be the best birthday EVAR! (so far ;) )
So with all of that out there, gawd I'm hoping to get more blogging done soon. I've a few ideas that I just haven't gotten out there for you readers.  Again,  Imagine that?!!

Day 310
Monday, November 14th, 2011

Day 311
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Day 312,
Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

And there ya have it.  All caught up.
I'm in a crisis with all of that jazz and of course work stuffs as well. I'm not letting it bother me, not at all :)
It will all work itself out...Right?
With that I leave you and will do better to stay caught up, buuut if I don't  have time to get it done at work tomorrow or before the movie, well you understand, don't you?!
Goodnight Dingleberries, CYA!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Music for a Tuesday

Happy Tuesday Dingleberris, those who have followed me for  a bit and are also following my other blog have seen this post already, but I cannot express how much I LOVE this song!  This lady here does an effn WONDERFUL job covering it and I love the piano.  Thanks to a follower of mine for suggesting something with a wonderful piano.  I don't know GOOD piano, but this is beautiful in my ears. Have an awesome Tuesday and enjoy!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Day 309, 365 Days of 2011

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Happy Sunday folks!  Laundry day and my cousins birthday party, which we spent a couple hours with.  Had to get home and warsh more clothes. Also spent more time organizing the closet and junks.  Just lovely.  Hope everyone else had a wondermus Sunday.  Now off to rot my brain and watch some television.  Cya tomorrow!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Day 308, 365 Days of 2011

Saturday, November 12th, 2011
Not one of my favorite pictures so far this month buuuuut what can ya do?  lolz.
It doesn't much matter I guess, it's dark and I almost forgot really about the whole picture taking thing tonight.  Needless to say it was a busyish day today.  Very productive though if I will say so myself.
We were able to clean up the apartment a little, move some things around and just all in all make it a little more cluttered and less messy.... Kinda!
But to fill ya in on the details, we cleaned the apartment, gots the cable on which took like a whole freaking 3 hours.  Arg! We picked up Mr. Monkey Butt's dads truck and went to pickup the washer and dryer. The lady at work was so awesome as to GIVE us a washer and dryer, sure her parents are old and no longer living in their house and using it but it helped her out and it sure as hell helped us out as well.  The electrician helped us load them and then I struggled a little helping bring the dryer in. I was reluctant to attempt to help bring  the washer in so Mr. Monkey Butt asked a neighbor and they were lucky enough to help us bring it up.  Awesome!  No broken back tonight, thank gawsh! It worked out fabulously!
Now the washer is washing and everything seems to be working fabulously!
Now Mr. Monkey Butt is on the phone fighting with AT&T who for some reason thinks it was a good idea to send us a DVR and not include the service for the DVR.  It doesn't make much sense to sell that as Mr. Monkey Butt said it, it's like selling a car without the engine, making you pay extra for the engine or something. Totally retarded. 
I'm tired for tonight, tomorrow will be another busy day I'm sure, but birthday parties are always a blast!
Goodnight Dingleberries!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Days 306 & 307, 365 Days of 2011

Day 306
Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Yea, it's cold here. It's quite dreadful really and I don't want any part of this cold weather. It's rather unfortunate I even have to leave the house.  It's only going to get worse too. Ugh!  I was able to hit the walmart and find some curtain rods for Pokey and the dining room.  I'm glad to have some curtains up.  The ones in my room are shit and will be tossed out this weekend, they don't fit the window.  Besides I think it's time for a change anyways.
Dropped a couple of boxes off at Goodwill. Now to unload 4 boxes of Pokey toys as well as a bag of her clothes. Iyiyi.  I guess it's time to unload some things she doesn't wear or play with. It's for the best, she hand picked it and honestly probably hasn't touched it in years.  She did opt to keep almost every stuffed animal she owns though.  We manged to part with a few, pfew!
Out with the old, in with the new!  The brownies I made were AWESOME. 
PS. Don't forget to check out this weeks Monkey Butt

Day 307
Friday, November 11th, 2011
Happy Friday Dingleberries, did you check out this weeks fabulous Friday Photo?  Oh go on, it will be fun.
I'm attempting to blog at work today because honestly I have no idea whats on the schedule for tonight. Can you believe, it's 11/11/11 today. That is a lot of ones and speaking of ones, there were posta be quite a few parties going on tonight buuut I won't be making any of those. It's cold out and honestly I just don't have the desire to be around many people right now.  I guess I'm either getting old or just lack interest with everything stressful in my life.  But at least I'm almost moved in and well though its a damn godforsaken mess in there, it's almost done.  (way to stay positive right) 
It's veterans today and I guess like everyone else, HAPPY VETERANS DAY to all those Veterans out there. Hope they enjoy their free Apple Bees and thanks for all you have done, will do and are doing.  You rawk!
With that I leave you, I hope your day is wondermus.  We should have our very own Internet and cable tomorrow, thank gawd and hopefully my connection won't be SHIT.  Shall see.
Good day Dingleberries!

Friday's Fabulous Photo

photo taken here

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thursdays Monkey 'butt'

Happy Thursday Dingleberries
Bet you thought I'd almost forgotten this weeks Monkey post. Well I did. I wasn't able to spend enough time online at work today or perhaps I just didnt make the time online today.
I did manage to finish my book today though, on to another one tomorrow.  So enough of my babbles, here ya have it!

100 Monkeys is an independent funk rock band from Los Angeles, California. The band name comes from the idea of the “Hundredth Monkey Effect” in which a learned behavior spreads instantaneously from one group of monkeys to all related monkeys once a critical number is reached. The current members of the group are Ben Graupner, Jackson Rathbone, Jerad Anderson, Ben Johnson, and Lawrence Abrams.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Day 304 & 305, 365 days of 2011

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Dear Wednesday, you bore me!  Oh so very much. We didn't do much today of course, managed to spend a great deal of time reading in my book, managed to read a few blogs today, not sure if I managed to comment on said blogs though. Don't feel sad if I hadn't gotten to yours yet, I will I promise.
We spent the night unpacking Pokeys bedroom. Holy bloody hell that was the worst room in the apartment. She now has a room full of stuff, as she always has, but we have 4 boxes of toys that need a home or a trip to Goodwill. We also have a bag of clothes (so far) that are on their way to the lady in need of clothes. 
Oh well, it's done, mostly, as soon as we rid of those minor things, her room looks a lot better and as soon as I can get those curtains up and posters on the wall there will be room #2 done in the apartment.  I'm working on it Dingleberries, I'm working as hard as I can.
I'm tired right now and trying to carry on a conversation with my Mom.  More updates to come tomorrow, as well as tomorrows Monkey Butt. I'm running out of ideas for that, so throw some at me.  Also still taking photos for Friday!
Goodnight dear Dingleberries, here's to hoping I shall have the time to get to reading  a few more blogs tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Music for a Tuesday

Happy Tuesday my musical Dingleberries

I've recently fallen in love with Sia.
She is one of my favorite lady singers, she has an amazing voice.
Enjoy today everyone. 

It has hit home...

Yesterday, 11/7/2011, Mom was to go in for chemo therapy. She responded to my message via text  yesterday while she was at the Doctor. I assumed they were in the middle of chemo treatments, she said they were to being at 11am.  Surprised me when she said that they would be bringing by a basket of stuff I had forgotten at her house during the move.  

It was refreshing to see my Mom yesterday,  I hadn't seen her since Saturday. 

To get to the point, they hadn't done any chemo treatments yesterday, they gave her her PET scan results. 

They've found more cancer in the bottom of her lung as well as along the nodes in her chest area, bronchial area. The news/information was a bit vague and I can't read Dr language.  I wish I knew everything that was going on right now, but I don't. I think that is the part that makes it the hardest, just not knowing.

I'd found the light at the end of  the tunnel with everything they were saying up until yesterday. Now I'm lost in the darkness again.  They said it will be better news if the cancer in her lung is different that than in her breast, not sure why.  They are attempting to get approval from the insurance company to do a biopsy on her lung cancer.  If it's something different, it's from smoking. Mom asked me to stop smoking and I'm going to.

You that know me and have followed me for  a bit know that I have attempted to battle that demon on many occasion, her asking me yesterday and then coming home to a pamphlet my daughter made at school about smoking and black lungs made a definite.  I'm going to stop smoking... again!

So now we wait, again, still. It's the worst thing ever.  I'm trying to be hopeful and to not let it bother me too much. It's a strange time right now.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Day 300-303, 365 days of 2011

Playing catch up again, but considering  the weekend I had. It's all good :)

Day 300
Friday, November 4th, 2011
Friday was pretty good I guess.  Found out our apartment would be ready today, so we could sign the lease and actually move in.  Wowza!  I was in no way prepared for that news.  First things first, sign the lease.  Didn't do much else worth talking about, had pizza with Mr. Monkey Butts parents and watched our new favorite show, "Wipe Out"  It's funny and Pokey just lerves it!

Day 301
Saturday, November 5th, 2011
Yea, so it's moving day.  Got up as early as I possibly could, got ready to spend the day packing and moving.  Did I mention I effn hate moving?  If not, then now you know.  I was in no way ready and well came up with the best plan I could. Needing a U haul and refusing to move without one, I made it in time to get it rented and small the small amount owed on my storage building. Packed everything I could at Mom's into my Dads truck and Tina (my car).  It worked out well, though the trip to the new place with a car so loaded I couldn't see out any window but mine own and part of the back window, wowza!!! It was an adventure for sure.  Thank the lawd my sis, her hubs and my cousin came over to help us unload and surprisingly the U Haul was pretty much empty when I got to the apartment, yea, I took a minute to finish the loading at Mom's.  Oops!  All in all, though I was more tired than I've ever known before, it was a good day and got a lot done.  Go us!
Moving on....
Day 302
Sunday, November 6th, 2011
Oh Sunday, that's really just unfair that Sunday came so quickly, it didn't seem possible and time changed also?  Yuck!
So today we moved Mr. Monkey Butts stuff, which was about 30 minutes or so closer to the new place.  He had less to move than I did, well furniture anyways.  Loaded up the truck with furniture, loaded the Mountaineer with TVs and random stuffs, packed my trunk and what was left in the seats and back seats of the truck.  Made it all in 1 trip with the three cars. AWESOME! 
After lugging a TV stand which I will add weighs so very much that I just wanted to throw myself over the railing of the stairs onto the concrete with hopes that it would crack my noggin and I'd rest for a few.  ha ha..I'm kidding, kinda. It was heavy as shit though.  A couple of dressers later and all the heavy shit is in the house, now for the little stuff and to conquer getting boxes moved and some things unpacked.  Just a mess I tell ya. 
As odd as it may sound, was kinda looking forward to going back to work, would give me a nice break from unpacking and moving stuffs.  Ever feel that way? 
It's safe to say, I'm hiring movers next time!  I can't do this anymore and I refuse to move again until I'm ready to purchase something and call it mines own.  ha ha

Day 303
Monday, November 7th, 2011

Well it's Monday.... again.  It was a shittastic day at work today, nothing  new there I guess. I was right though it was a nice break from the unpacking and moving though.  Unfortunately boss people were being total cunts again at work. That makes me nuts, but I'm sure you have heard me say things like that.  lolz.  I don't understand why they act like that, oh wait.  Yes I do, it's because they are retards.  Went to Walmart tonight, gawd I hate walmart, they don't sell hardware for curtain rods anymore?  Very annoying. Now I gets to run all over town and try and find them somewhere.  UGH!
Oh wells, tomorrow is another day.  Debating on going to see Momzie, but I know know know I need to devote some much needed attention to Pokeys bedroom, poor bug has more stuff than Mr Monkey Butt and myself put together.  Plus we need need need to go through her clothes, she has so very much that just won't fit her anymore, either too tight or too short.  Can you believe she is finally wearing 7s, like nothing else.  She will be 8 in January!  lolz
Oh well, have an awesome Tuesday folks and don't forget to check out tomorrows song, as well as an update on Momzie. 
Goodnight Dingleberries, stay warm!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

It has hit home...

We are a little more optimistic I think right now. It's not such a terrible time, well kinda. It's still scary and stressful but we are getting more and more information as we go.  So we are happy....ish

Mom had tests today, as I said yesterday?  She had PET scans, CT scans a class as well as whatever else she spent 6 hours at the Dr office for today! 

Dad stressed me for a moment when he sent me this strange text message saying the Dr called and said the insurance would pay 100/00 of the treatments. I'm like WTF if this insurance company only pays 100 bucks of her treatments then I am going to be like Denzel Washington on that movie where his son needs a heart and his stupid fucking insurance company won't cover the shit. He sells everything he owns and then pretty much holds the hospital hostage!!  OK OK I stray, so he explained later that they will cover 100% of it. Yea he couldn't find the % sign on his blackberry!  Stressful!

The Drs explained although she will lose her hair within a couple of weeks that the awfulness we thought would come from Chemo only last a few days or so after the actual treatment.  Though none of this is positive because everyone has different side effects to anything there is no guarantee, but we are hopeful. They are also saying that her shots, for her MS, will also help fight this cancer.  Shit is working out people. It's sad that she has to go through this as well as fucked up and unfair but it will only make us stronger.

I'm going to look strange with no hair and I've not mustered the guts to tell her yet that I plan to shave my head when she loses her hair. So don't go babbling the news to her or anything!  ;)  She advised me earlier that her Dr said being that there are cases of cancer in the family that we should be checked as well. Awesome. My broke arse with no insurance now has something else to worry about right now.  Yay gimme another cigarette. I know it's no joking matter and really I'm not joking it's just too much I guess!
In other news, her PET scan today they ran some radiation through her, we were excited at pee time hoping her pee would be some awesome bright green or something, it wasn't. Total bullshit if you ask me, but whatevs.  She has to drink a lot of water and warsh it all out.  She will have her results Monday as well as her first treatment.  As far as we know, things are changing all the time.  Each time she goes to the Dr I am a little unsure what exactly they are going to do, but she fills me in. 

And she's drinking soda, damn.  I'm giving up on the bright colored pee! 

Day 299, 365 days of 2011

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
Happy Thursday Dingleberries, though today was the longest day of this week, so far, it finally came to an end. 
Pfew, for that I was glad.
Now I sit here, bored, again.  Watching bits and pieces of a movie I have yet to see.  "The Tourist"?  Seems rather interesting and well Johnny Depp is a total hawtie! Though I've really no idea what the hell this movie is about or where they are going with this, but just like all movies, with 2 hawties like these they always beat t he bad guy and go off into the sunset together. The norm I guess. Anyone seen "The Tourist"?  I doubt I will ever watch the whole thing anyways, so whatevs!
Wellp, bad guys are dead, funny thing they never even expected that one. Typical! 
Oh wells.  It's time to wrap this up, sorry I don't have much more to say tonight, but hey tomorrow is Friday and alls. 
Goodnight Dingleberries, don't forget to check out this weeks Monkey Butt post.  Oh you know you wanna!
Ps... Holy Shit tomorrow is going to be day 300 of my 2011.  Holy crapola that is crazy.  This year is almost over. Im blown away!

Thursdays Monkey 'butt'

There is a commercial with a catchy jingle that I hear from time to time with a phone number that is also kinda catchy. I remember telling myself if I ever needed a plumber I'd call that guy to see if he'd bring the money with him.
It's funny to me (I'm easily amused) but the commercials start off saying something like you You don't want  a Monkey with a wrench, you wouldn't let a monkey drive a car or drop your kids off at school.  It's funny to me OK!  They have a cute monkey, though I don't think it's a monkey at all, is it true monkeys are only monkeys if they have  tails?  If not then there are a thousand other monkeys I can think of for my Thursdays post. 

(so I'm not sure why the caption says its racist? I r cornfused. Whatever it's still funny. Enjoy!)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Day 298, 365 days of 2011

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Happy Wednesday Dingleberries,  it was an...uneventful day, kinda.  Pokey had to go to the dentist (again) today. They needed to do something to her teeth to prevent cavities, ugh why can' I remember what that is call. Oh well, it went smoothly and quickly, pain free. Other than the lost time at work and school, but we had lunch with Mr Monkey Butt afterwards and it was quite a nice day away I guess, well couple hours anyways.

One of our drivers was fired today, he was pretty annoying and although he was an OK driver he really had a hard time retaining information.  it didn't matter how many times you tell him what to do or how to do it, he just called and asked again the next day. Very frustrating for me, common sense is a major pet peeve of mine. It makes me nuts when these smarties come around and have absolutely no common sense. You paid all of that money to get the title and be 'smart' but you are dumber than my fucking 7 year old. It's really stressful. Anyone else have that pet peeve?  Like you know, stupid should hurt!  So he's gone now, and I'm kinda glad. It will be nice to get someone else through the door that perhaps has some kinda knowledge of the area and just how to be fast. Slow people also get on my nerves, if you hadn't noticed from me before. 

Today was a goodish day. I've no idea where Pokeys winter jacket is and it is definitely something we need right now. Maybe it will show up, we will just keep rawking the sweaters and long sleeves till it's shows it face around here somewheres.

Well Dingleberries I'm off to chase Pokey to bed, again.  Will blog more tomorrow, I hope. Seriously considering staying with Mr Monkey Butt tomorrow just so I don't have to make the trip, over the river and through the woods to Nana's house we go. I love my parents and appreciate everything and anything they have ever done for me, but I seriously hate commuting to work/school/life. UGH!

I'm off to an early bed, Goodnight