Earthfest 2006

Went into Boston yesterday with my son and a good friend for the free outdoor concert at the Hatchshell(where the Boston Pops play - great acoustics). We saw
1) Brandi Carlisle- love her song "What can I say" 2) The Frey (one of L's favs). and 3) James Blount ( my friends fav. because his song "Goodbye my lover" really speaks to her after a breakup of a 33 yr. marraige. I thought Randy Carlisle reminded me of a young Bonnie Raitt - but maybe not as talented or charismatic - but i love Bonnie from way back. and The Frey were good and James Blount was really good - great stage prescence. We didn't stay for Los Lonely Boys unfortunately cause we had been there for 3&1/2 hrs. pressed up against a fence, for fear of losing our good spot. It was nice to get away - we only live 45 min. from Boston, but dont' get in there very much.We all saw "our boy/girl" so we were a happy bunch. With my arm being bad I'm trying to stay away from activities that might aggravate it, she says as she goes out to buy plants.

My boy

My son wrote this essay for a contest he saw advertised in the paper to win a week at the Trot Nixon Baseball Camp. I thought it was so cute I just had to post it.

I love the game of baseball and want to get better. I am an avid baseball and Red Sox fan. My name is L.G., i'm 12 years old, and I live in , Ma. My favorite position is catcher. I also play first base, outfield, and third base. Baseball is pretty much my life. I love to play it and watch it. I am not the best player, but I am not the worst. But I am getting better and learning a lot. My Dad, my coach, and the head of Youth Baseball say I am improving alot. I live for baseball. I can even beat my dad in sports trivia. I think I should attend RBI Baseball Summer Camp because I love the game of baseball more than any kid my age I know. I want to learn as much as I can about baseball. Thank you for this opportunity.

Joke Friday

The Six Types of Sex:

The first is Smurf Sex. This occurs during the honeymoon period;
you keep doing it until you're blue in the face.

The second is Kitchen Sex. This is at the beginning of the
marriage; you'll have sex anywhere, anytime, in the kitchen on the table, etc.

The third kind is Bedroom Sex. You've calmed down a bit, perhaps
have kids, so you gotta do it in the bedroom.

The fourth kind is Hallway Sex. This is the phase in which you
pass each other in the hallway and say, "Screw you!" This is called oral sex
by some

There is a fifth kind of sex: Courtroom Sex. This happens when you
get divorced and your wife screws you in front of everyone in the

The sixth kind of sex is Social Security Sex -- that's when! you
get a little once a month but it's not enough to live on

What's wrong with this picture?

Everyone in my house seems to know how to relax cept me. see that nice new chair/lounger - i bought it for myself for Mother's Day - have i used it yet? nope.
My husband has no problem reading or sleeping the day away when he's not at work. My son loves to relax (ie watch TV/video games/computer)after school or always if not on a field - playing sports.
So what is wrong with me? do i have an unbelievable guilt conscious, like i don't deserve to relax or can i simply not.I even was home sick from work with my bad arm -a Dr's note and everything.
I used to be able to relax on beaches or boats (especially with a drink in my hand). But then you are away from yr. house/responsibilities.

Thank g-d for blogging.

A to Z Meme

I've been tagged by mb for another meme.

accent: none (i've been told kinda like midwest; but occasionally NJ slips thru in a word or 2)

booze: wine mostly, occasional margarita or martini

chore I hate: cleaning the cat box and poop patrol in yard and dusting and floors and paperwork and ...

dogs/cats: one young black lab and one ancient maine coon cat

essential electronics: computer,stereo,camara

favorite perfume/cologne: I rarely use any but i used to like Opium

gold/silver: either

hometown: Bayonne, NJ

insomnia: an old enemy

job title: ophthalmic technician, bartender, mother

kids: one

living arrangements: New england colonial in constant need of work- the money pit.

most admired trait: creativity

number of sexual partners: married

overnight hospital stays: last was for my gallbladder operation

phobia: rides

quote: Cherish your dreams and visions as they are the children of your soul,
the blueprints of your ultimate
achievements. Napoleon Hill

religion: Jewish - more a heritage, no religious upbringing really

siblings: one brother

time I usually wake up: 2or4 and 6:30AM

unusual talent: baton twirling

vegetable I refuse to eat: none that i can think of

worst habit: would have to be either not finishing what I start or not getting started (same as mb)

x-rays: back, right shoulder and elbow

yummy foods I make:pesto from basil from my garden (i'm not much of a cook)

zodiac sign: leo

tagging: Mary,Sky,Amishlaw,Jona ... and anyone else who cares to join in. Let me know if you do it!

Sex on the beach

This was an old draft from this winter; I was thinking it might be interesting to see what google hits I get from this.

Impressions from tonites gig(a senior housing xmas party) - not a wild bunch. Old rock and roll playing - Rock around the clock by Elvis. One guy just holding his partners hand and kinda 2 stepin in place while she twirls all around him. Jitterbug-couples dancing who look like they've been dancing together for 50 yrs(know each other's moves - have moves!). Then a lady slip/falls-call 911.I run for paper towels for pressure to stop the bleeding til the medics arrive. Hey what happenned I'm back at my day job at the doctors.
That song hot, hot, hot comes on and I look up and all the ladies are dancing.
Drinks i made: sex on the beach and an orgasm- back to the 80s/90's? Even a Harvey Wallbanger- all the way back to the 70's( I should give a prize for those who know what that is). Martinis now the rage-Sourapple, Chocolate,Pomegrante.
Fast forward to the present- May 20th and I'm bartending at a wedding. 2 different people ask "what can i have? something fruity,something different" and I respond without missing a beat-"sex on the beach".

Joke Friday

A woman was having a daytime affair while her husband was at work. One wet and lusty day she was in bed with her boyfriend when, to her horror, she heard her husband's car pull into the driveway. "Oh my God - Hurry! Grab your clothes and jump out thewindow. My husband's home early!""I can't jump out the window ~ It's raining out there!" "If my husband catches us in here, he'll kill us both!" she replied. "He's got a hot temper and a gun, so the rain isthe least of your problems!" So the boyfriend scoots out of bed, grabs his clothes and jumps out the window! As he ran down the street in the pouring rain, he quickly discovered he had run right into the middle of the town's annual marathon, so he started running along beside the others, about 300 of them. Being naked, with his clothes tucked under his arm, he tried to blend in as best he could. After a little while a small group of runners who had been watching him with some curiosity, jogged closer. "Do you always run in the nude?" one asked"Oh yes!" he replied, gasping in air. "It feels so wonderfully free!"Another runner moved a long side. "Do you always run carrying your clothes with you under your arm?""Oh, yes" our friend answered breathlessly. "That way I can get dressed right at the end of the run and get in my car to go home!"Then a third runner cast his eyes a little lower and queried,"Do you always wear a condom when you run?" "Nope.........just when it's raining."


I kinda like memes. I found this one over at Mary's.

Name three books (couldn't do just 3) that have truly shaken your worldview.(I'm not sure about this worldview thing, but they did shake me).
Fail Safe and Peyton Place - Grammer school -7th/8th Grade.
Cat's cradle by Kurt Vonnegut,Stranger in a strange land and Farnheims Freehold (my science fiction stage-High School and college)
Anything by Herman Hesse or Camus (college)
Anything by Anais Nin (post hippie/bohemian stage)

Prince of Tides (I'm not sure why, I just really loved this book. Hopeless romantic syndrome i guess.
Writing Down the Bones - Natalie Goldberg. Interestingly this was one of Mary's pics. No coincidences.

- Name three movies that make you wish you'd written the script.
One flew over the cuckoo's nest
Gone with the wind
Shawshank Redemption
(Some Foreign films of which i've forgotten the titles. )

- Name three things you like about yourself.
Sense of humor - wit.
- Name three careers you think you might have been good at.
Lounge lizard (piano player) ,stand up comic/comedy writer

- Name three things you say to yourself all the time.
Where'd I park the damn car?
I'm an idiot.
G-d help me.
(And- Stop reading blogs and go to bed.(again, like Mary).

- Name three things that you know now that you didn't know three years ago.
That you could still know someone after more than 30 years.
That I would meet new friends online.
That I would start trying to write again.(Lastly, like Mary, again).

And you know the drill.. anyone feel like doing this one, just let us know.

Maybe winter's not so bad

Spring and summer are my favorite seasons - all those beautiful flowers bloomin (but the allergies) and summer - the warm sun and sand and magnificent ocean ( that is too cold to enter in these parts). But, still there's... gardening, barbecues, lazy days at the beach. With Spring just springin I find myself already longing for those easy days of winter-stay in with a good book by the fire-trade that margarita in for a nice glass of merlot or brandy.
I'm not really this negative but pain in my shoulder/elbow - constant reminder that I'm not 20 anymore and I already have a touch of poisen ivy. But baseball season is upon us andI get to see my #1 son shine; he so loves the game that it's truly infectious .
Maybe Fall is the answer, yard work done -wait in quiet resignation for ole man winter.

Careful what you wish for - I wrote this on April 21 on a beautiful day when i over did it in the yard; now here it is 19 days later - rainy and raw and i'm cranky cause i can't get out in my yard!
I guess you really do need to post in real time, cause your perspective sure can change. Kind of like the weather in New England.

Joke Friday

(Warning: not for the faint of heart)

George Bush has a heart attack and dies. Obviously, he goes to
hell where the devil is waiting for him.I'm not sure what to do," says the devil. "You're on my list but I have no room for you. You definitely have to stay here, so I'm going to have to let someone else go. I've got three folks here who
weren't quite as bad as you. I'll let one of them go, but you have to take their place. I'll even let you decide who leaves."
George thought that sounded pretty good, so he agreed.
The devil opened the first room. In it was Richard Nixon and a large pool of water. He kept diving in and climbing out, over and over. Such was his fate in hell. "No!" George said. "I don't think so. I'm not a good swimmer and don't think I could do that all day long."
The devil led him to the next room. In it was Tony Blair with a
sledge hammer and a room full of rocks. All he did was swing the hammer, time after time. "No!" I've got this problem with my shoulder. I would be in constant agony if all I could do was break rocks all day." commented George.
The devil opened a third door. In it, George saw Bill Clinton lying
on the floor with his arms staked over his head, and his legs staked
in a spread-eagle pose. Bent over him was Monica Lewinsky, doing what
she does best. George Bush looked at this in disbelief for a while
and finally said, "Yeah, I can handle this."
The devil smiled and said
"Ok,Monica, you're free to go!"

What the heck....

am i invisible? is your time worth infinitely more than mine, do you own the world? Let me tell you, i was pissed. I dropped my son off at Sunday school in Plymouth and drove down the street to park in front of the bay - got out of the car with my papers , but decided it was too cold to sit on the bench so i retreated back to my car. I guess i got absorbed in my reading, i had noticed that there was some motorcycle activity going on right next to me - but i decided to ignore it till it got too distracting - the noise and the pollution-that I decided to move back to the parking lot by the temple to wait. When i looked up and turned around to back out I found that I was surrounded by motorcycles - with maybe 4 parked right behind me up to my bumper!! (i felt like i was in a bad dream). I asked one guy who was standing there and he mumbled something or other. I said what the heck I've got to get out of here, I've got to go pick up my kid! So i got back in the car and leaned on the horn and someone in the gang/group came over and told me that they went to get gas and I said oh yea? but why did they park behind me?? so i lay on the horn somemore and a policeman came and hurried them along. The nerve!!! I am incredulous to the say the least, as i don't want to resort to profanity - what the heck????

my so called peaceful sunday - maybe i'll go get an ice cream to get over my bad dream.

Joke Friday

Dear IRS, Enclosed is my 2005 tax return showing that I owe $3,407.00 in taxes. Please note the attached article from USA Today, wherein you will see the Pentagon is paying $171.50 for hammers and NASA has paid $600.00 for a toilet seat. I am enclosing four toilet seats (value $2400) and six hammers (value $1029), bringing my total remitted to $3429.00. Please apply the overpayment of $22.00 to the "Presidential Election Fund," as noted on my return. You can do this inexpensively by sending them one 1.5" Phillips Head screw (article from USA Today detailing how HUD pays $22.00 each for 1.5" Phillips Head Screws is enclosed for your convenience.) It has been a pleasure to pay my tax bill this year, and I look forward to paying it again next year. Sincerely, A Satisfied Taxpayer
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
Capital Gains Tax
CDL License Tax
Cigarette T ax
Corporate Income Tax
Court Fines (indirect taxes)
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax Federa
Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel permit tax Gasoline Tax (42 cents per gallon)
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax Interest Expense (tax on the money THEY paid tax on already)
Inventory tax
IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Local Income Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Septic Permit Tax
Service Charge Taxes
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Taxes (Truckers)
Sales Taxes
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Road Toll Booth Taxes
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal , State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-Recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Toll Bridge Taxes
Toll Tunnel Taxes
Traffic Fines (indirect taxation)
Trailer Registration Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
COMMENTS: Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago and our nation was the most prosperous in the world, had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
What the hell happened ?


G-d I love this show. It's my show of the season; the one I wait all week to watch. The character House is not your typical Young, dark and handsome. He's middle-aged, greying, limping and The show is exciting, moves along, makes you think, but most of all is a study in human nature and character.
My other show this year is Grey's Anatomy - but even tho this is another doctor show I must admit I'm into it for the soap opera factor.
Hate to admit this but... it's time to go watch Idol and vote. I know i've reached a new low.

Footnote, just found this in my drafts from back in Jan. just neededyet another quick cover-up post.

cover-up posting

You know, when you just want to post to cover up that previous post( am i repeating myself - this sounds very familiar; but i am so sleep deprived that I either don't care or too lazy to see if i've used that phrase before . I guess i should just take a sabattical cause all i seem to do lately is piss & moan about my wretched life and how i'm too busy to post properly, so i just fire out some lame drivel; but then i guess who am I trying to impress - all you nice folks who stop by, that's who. Dont' want to bore you guys day after day with the same drivel. ok i am officially going to stop using that word, but i don't want to keep saying.. crap - will have to come up with some new material. But all that said, sometime I do want to impress and sometimes i just want to vent and sometimes i just want to practice writing, tho I think i should brush off my editing skills and try and come up with a proper post one of these damn days.