Archive for March, 2008

Last Name Necessary

I am a single woman. There is a man that I see on and off. When off, I pull out my trusty online dating profile and change it so it is seen when men log in looking for wonderful, talented, beautiful women like myself. I don’t get alot of hits. Anyway, I got an email from this man and he gave me his Yahoo! information for messenger, and I added him to my list.

We missed each other a few times, as I am very rarely on and when I am, I am invisible. So, this past Friday I logged in and saw that he was also online. So I sent him a hello.

After getting past the “How are yous”, etc. he asked me for my full name. I gave him my first name. He asked for my last name, and I refused. He asked why and I explained to him that I was not giving my information out to someone that I hardly knew. That I was cautious. I then asked him if he needed my last name to talk to me and he said YES! What is that? Weird is what I call it.


BOSSY Did Atlanta!

Well, the fabulous BOSSY hit town Thursday night mere moments before the get together fresh in from Richmond. BOSSY and Stella showed up, a pitcher of margaritas appeared and we all got acquainted. We met at a fun tacqueria in a local neighborhood. After being reprimanded by the mean manager about moving tables, the evening got better. Several ladies arrived and it was so great to meet everyone!

After dinner, we headed to a pub nearby. Stella really tried to talk us into having an Irish Car Bomb with her.

She was working it hard, but once the word curdle came into play, we were not so convinced.

Before the car bomb


Thanks to Stella for coordinating and getting us all together, you rock!

I just need to tell you all what a great person BOSSY is and that you should all go and meet her if she is near your town!!! A great time will be had by all.

Have a great weekend!

Dear Wal Mart

Step up and do the right thing.

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CBS canned Jericho. Why do networks take off all the good shows?

CNN Article

Tornado Warning In Effect

I live in the suburbs of Atlanta. Friday night, a tornado hit downtown Atlanta and did substantial amounts of damage to several areas of the city. Just the thunderstorms that we had in our area were incredible. Lots of thunder and lightning, and wind.

Saturday morning the storms hit again around 6:30 or somewhere at that time. I finally dragged my ass out of bed and got dressed because I needed to do some shopping and stock the refrigerator for the week. So, as soon as I got up, the storms started again. I got a phone call from a friend of mine telling me that there was a massive storm headed right for us. I turned on the TV and it was not headed straight for us, although it was in the area and I guess could have shifted. We were under a warning and the sirens were going off, so I waited until the warning was lifted and decided to head out. Before I left, I told my son that on the off chance a storm were to roll through the area and tornadoes were in the works, he was to hole up in the den with the dogs and to cover himself with the couch and chair cushions. I left. Nothing happened.

I went and shopped and ended up having left my frelling credit card at home and had to go and retrieve it before I could finish my shopping. It was really nice outside, nothing looming. After clothes shopping, I went to Targ*t to pick up some stuff. While in there, I heard the siren go off again. My dad called to tell me the storm was above where I lived and on the move. I called my son and told him to check the weather. When I left the store there was a HUGE black cloud hanging out, but very little rain and wind. We live very close to the Targ*t, so I was not very far from home. On the drive back to the house, my son called to ask when I would be home because he was scared of the storm. I assured him that all was okay, the cloud was no where near our house, and that I would be there soon. No storm hit at all. I don’t even think we got any rain.

After I chilled out for a little while I got up to go into the kitchen. We live in a split level, so the door to the den is in the kitchen and you can look right in there. I looked down as I walked in the kitchen and there in the corner of the den was a storm shelter that my son built for himself and the dogs. He will always be my little boy, even though he is 13.

Have a happy week all!


Can I just say how happy I am that CBS brought this show back? If you have not checked this show out, you should give it a test drive. You do need to start at the beginning, you can’t just jump in.


As none of you probably know, I am a gamer. Specifically, RPGs. Not computer games, but the real ones with dice, paper and pencil. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the computer games and those who play them. My son is a big computer gamer. I, however, only play the old school RPGs where you sit around the table with your friends (or enemies, depending on your character) and hang for a few of hours and have a great time using your imagination.

So this afternoon I saw that the founding father of Dungeons and Dragons has passed away. Gary Gygax passed away today at his home. I met Mr. Gygax many, many years ago at a convention, back before he left TSR. He graciously signed my membership badge and I remember how excited my friend and I were that we actually got to meet Gygax and get his autograph. I know that he will be sorely missed by gamers all over. Rest in Peace.

Gygax Obituary


Nothing much to report. Totally uneventful weekend. I didn’t weigh in on Saturday because, well, I knew that I had gained a little and other extenuating circumstances.

I did, however, manage to get out to the big electronics retailer and look for a potential new TV. Flat panel if you please, HD, LCD. The boy was so very bored while there so I sent him to go look at games. Just what a 13 year old likes to do. They didn’t have what he wanted. I ended up buying my shiny new TV online. I got it for less than if I had just bought it here in town and carried it home in my car. This way, I pay to have them deliver it to my home, unpack it and set it up. All for less than I could get it locally. Go figure.

Sunday I had a DragonCon staff meeting (yes, I am a huge geek.) So, before the meeting my friend and I went to get something at the store. We found what he was looking for and made our way to the checkout. I headed straight for the self checkout, since it was unoccupied and we could, in theory, get out of there and make it to lunch before our scheduled meeting. He did not want to use the self checkout, but I won! Yay me. Anyway, we rang out and chose the ash option and he handed me the money and I inserted it and nothing happened. “This is why I hate these things”, he said. I couldn’t figure out what went wrong. It asked for 5.69, I put in six dollars…..nothing. So, we got the cashier to come over and complained about the machine and she said, “You put 6.15 in there?” Oh right, tax.

Have a marvy week all!