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B&B update and what not [Feb. 27th, 2005|02:38 pm]
Sunday Sometimes
[Current Mood |rejuvenatedrejuvenated]
[Current Music |TV chatter]

So, I ended up staying at the B&B for an extra night because my husband is a very nice boy. I wrote 8 pages (front and back, of course) of journal entries during my insanely relaxing couple of days and, while I had originally planned to post my entries here, I will briefly (in the interest of your time and mine) recap my adventure:

*Day 1* Arrived in St. Augustine at about 3 or so and checked in. The B&B (more accurately, an Inn, apparently) is made up of 3 buildings and has a wonderful open-air courtyard . The bottom floors of the buildings hold gift shops and a coffee house and the top floors are the rooms. My room was on the top floor of a building that has no elevators (fun when you have heavy luggage. Luckily, it was fun for one of the guys that works there, not me, because lugging my 2200 pound bag would have sucked all the fun out of my day). The room was AMAZING! Decorated in neutral colors with a GIANT bed (and loads of pillows, the room is on the very corner of St. George St. (which will now be known as SGS) and Orange St. and two windows both provided phenomenal views of the fort and the cemetery (spooky!). Got freaked out by the condensation from the AC falling onto my duffle bag (TAP! TAP! TAP!), which stopped once the wall-mounted machine warmed (cooled?) up. Went for a walk (while listening to Keane), watched Gilmore Girls on ABC family (thanks for the heads up on that, Br!an!!), took a soak in the famed "therapeutic tub" (which was freaking wonderful. I will have that tub in my house. I WILL!!), picked up some dinner (there is NOTHING open in St. Aug past 7, btw!), watched Lost and read some of my book (The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood... I was feeling girly).

*Day 2* Woke up entirely too early for vacation (9) and took to the streets of St. Aug. Walked EVERYWHERE and saw things I've never seen before. Checked out Flagler College and wondered if those kids realize how cool this place is. Ate some good food, relaxed and tried to sign up for a Ghost Tour but found that the tour would conflict with my watching The OC, so I opted to do that another time (The OC was AMAZING by the way. I'm certain I made the right choice there). Realized my CD player is either broken or hates my CDs (it's the former. Who could hate The Postal Service and Damien Rice??). Read some more, talked to Richard on the phone and got a horrible headache that caused me to turn in at 1 (which is when I would have gone to sleep anyway, I think).

*Day 2 and a half* Woke up at 5:55 am and just had to take a walk while it was still dark and quiet. It was cold and, after a few minutes of looking SGS around and freaking myself out my the silence (except for the cars. Regardless, I was SURE a was going to get kidnapped by some psycho-killer pirate from days of yore, or something), I went back to my room and went back to sleep.

*Day 3* Was awakened at 8:30 or so by my husband and kids knocking on the door. We hung out for a while and, once I got dressed and packed up, we headed home. We were supposed to hang out in St. Aug and do the SGS thing, but it was rainy and gloomy and we decided to go back maybe next weekend or something.

In other news, I am reviewing The Incredibles DVD this week. Yeah, it's awesome. I didn't get to see it in theaters, so I was totally blown away when we were watching it. It's 2 disks and I'm only about half way through all the bonus features on disc 2 so I have to get to that.

I finished up the Ya-Ya book and now I want to have a Cajun accent and a relationship with my mother.

I'm annoyed with people on IMDB. Southland Tales is not an independent film, morons. I hate you. Die.
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Booooo! [Feb. 20th, 2005|07:42 pm]
Sunday Sometimes
I just realized that the night I stay at the B&B is Wednesday, not Tuesday. How lame is it that I was slightly disappointed that I would not be watching GG at the B&B? Oh well, maybe there will be a rerun on or something. :)
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B&B, Kirk love and a super-bad 80's quiz [Feb. 20th, 2005|07:10 pm]
Sunday Sometimes
[Current Mood |chipperchipper]
[Current Music |the sweet sounds of the Disney Channel]

So, I just booked a room at a fancy bed and breakfast in St. Augustine for my (hopefully annual) overworked-mommy-get-away-night. So, on Tuesday I shall be relaxing in a "therapeutic" tub (I think this translates to Jacuzzi or a tub with jets or something) and thinking of absolutely nothing for an entire night! BLISS!! I've already begun to pack all sorts of bubble bath related items so as to ensure the ultimate relaxation experience. And, because the B&B is actually on St. George Street, there will be plenty for me to do in case I get bored (unlikely). I'll also pick up a book to read and maybe a notebook to record my thoughts old-school like.

I've never been to a B&B before... Maybe there will be mints on the pillows and a turn down service like The Dragonfly!!! Weeeeeeeee!!!

::Gasp:: I just realized I will be watching Gilmore Girls at a B&B!! How lame is it that I almost squealed when I realized that?

Speaking of which, I just adore Kirk:

"Sweat is the curse of the b boy. Most def."
"I can't assault her before I tell her I love her."
"I think you might be the prettiest girl I've seen... outside of a really filthy magazine."

And finally (since the dishes are calling me), a quiz:

You know you grew up in the 80s and 90s when you bold all of the following which apply to you...

1. You've ever ended a sentence with the word "PSYCH!"
2. You watched the Pound Puppies.
3. You can sing the rap to the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" and can do the "Carlton". (I cant do the Carlton, unfortunately)
4. Girls wore biker shorts under their skirts and felt stylishly sexy. (they were leopard print!!)
5. You yearned to be a member of the Baby-sitters club and tried to start a club of your own.
6. You owned those lil' Strawberry Shortcake pals scented dolls.
7. You know that "WOAH " comes from Joey on Blossom.
8. Two words: Hammer Pants. (not personally, but I recall them vividly)
9. If you ever watched "Fraggle Rock."
10. You had plastic streamers on your handle bars.... and "spokey-dokes" or playing cards on your spokes for that incredible sound effect. (no cards in spokes but had friends that did)

11. You can sing the entire theme song to "DuckTales"
12. It was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.
13. You wore a ponytail on the side of your head.
14. You saw the original "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles " on the big screen...and still know the turtle's names.
15. You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school. (replace Oregon Trail with Carmen San Diego and we're in business)
16. You made your mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side.
17. You played the game "MASH " (Mansion, Apartment, Shelter, House).

18. You wore stonewashed Jordache jean jackets and were proud of it.
19. L.A. Gear....need I say more?
20. You wanted to change your name to "JEM" in Kindergarten.
21. You remember reading "Tales of a fourth grade nothing" and all the Ramona books.

22. You know the profound meaning of "WAX ON, WAX OFF".
23. You wanted to be a Goonie.
24. You ever wore fluorescent clothing.
25. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off and his cheeks shifted.
26. You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.
27. You took lunch boxes to school... and traded Garbage Pail kids in the schoolyard.
28. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets.
29. You still get the urge to say "NOT " after every sentence.
30. You remember Hypercolor t-shirts.
31. Barbie and the Rockers was your favorite band.
32. You thought She-ra (Princess of Power!) and He-Man should hook up.

33. You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged handmade friendship bracelets.
34. You ever owned a pair of Jelly-Shoes.
35. After you saw Pee-Wee's Big Adventure you kept saying "I know you are, but what am I?"
36. You remember "I've fallen and I can't get up".
37. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates.

38. You ever got seriously injured on a Slip and Slide.
39. You have ever played with a Skip-It.
40. You had or attended a birthday party at McDonalds.
41. You've gone through this nodding your head in agreement.
42. You remember Popples.
43. "Don't worry, be happy".

44. You wore like, EIGHT pairs of socks over tights with high top Reeboks.
45. You wore socks scrunched down.
46. You remember boom boxes...and walking around with one on your shoulder like you were all that.
47. You remember watching both "Gremlins " movies.
48. You know what it meant to say "Care Bear Stare!!"
49. You remember watching "Rainbow Bright" and "My Little Pony Tales".
50. You thought Doogie Howser/Samantha Micelli was hot.
51. You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac.
52. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool... and don't even flinch when people refer to them as "NKOTB".
53. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on "Saved By The Bell," The ORIGINAL class.
54. You know all the words to Bon Jovi - SHOT THROUGH THE HEART.
55. You just sang those words to yourself.
56. You remember watching Magic vs. Bird.

57. Homemade Levi shorts...the shorter the better.
58. You remember when mullets were cool!
59. You had a mullet!
60. You still sing "We are the World".
61. You tight rolled your jeans.
62. You owned a banana clip.
63. You remember "Where's the Beef?"
64. You used to (and probably still do) say "What you talkin' about Willis?"

65. You had big hair and you knew how to use it.
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A long awaited update... [Feb. 1st, 2005|06:06 pm]
Sunday Sometimes
[Current Mood |indescribableindescribable]
[Current Music |The Sound of Silence (not the song... actual silence)]

Time must have slipped away from me.. Suddenly, I have 2 kids and am 24 years old and I haven't updated this thing is months and it's just weird how things like this happen.

It's quiet at our house this evening. The kids are napping and the TV is off (SHOCK!). I would put on some music or something but, let's just be honest with ourselves here, I'm pretty lazy.

So, an update, for those who read this thing. When I last left you, I was "with child". Yep. Since then, I have had the kid (a boy, as previously mentioned) and his name is Ezekiel. We call him just about everything but "Ezekiel" though: Z, Zeek, E-Z, Zeeky, Bugabugaboo (this is Isabelle's name for him)... He was a BIG baby, 10 lbs. (yikes!). I had him at home (this right, no pain medication... I'm a trooper) and he will be one in exactly 10 days. One. Already. It's so weird.

So, I don't "work", meaning I don't bring in any of the proverbial bacon. I do, however, write DVD reviews (typically crappy Disney films including but not limited to: Kim Possible, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, The Cheetah Girls) FOR FREE (as an intern) which needs to change or else I am going to... Well, let's be honest here, I won't do anything.... I'm too lazy... How long does an internship last, anyway? I'm giving them a year (it will be a year in May) and then, that's it.

To be truthful, I sort of hate writing them. I wait until the last minute (lazy) and do a mediocre job (lazy). I wish I knew what I WANTED to do. That would make things easier. Richard says I should write a book but I'm just not feeling it. I do have an idea though, but as I thought about it, it sounded more and more like the Marabou Stork Nightmares and, while Irvine Welsh IS the man, I would prefer to be a bit more original.

Would I still hate writing the DVD reviews if I were getting paid? Or if they were better films?

I'm convinced I would, but then again, it's hard to say.

So, for now, I am a stay at home mom. I play on the Internet and do a lot of dishes and clean up toys ALL DAY LONG. Sounds more fun than it is.

Tonight: new episodes of Gilmore Girls and One Tree Hill. This is what I wait for all week. Well, this and 24 (which was last night. TONY IS BACK!!!!!! OH JOY!)...

And The O.C. (Thursdays)...

And Lost (Wednesdays)...

And Desperate Housewives (Sundays)...

I am so pathetic.

I'll try and keep up with this, but my life is so DULL....

Which may be more of a reason to write in it...

But, not to read it...

Yeah.
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Mysterious ways... [Sep. 12th, 2003|04:28 pm]
Sunday Sometimes
[Current Mood |contemplativecontemplative]
[Current Music |fish tank bubbles]

So yesterday we found out we are having a boy!! Exactly what we wanted! The strange thing is when we told Richard's dad, he told us that he knew it... Here's how:

Not long ago he had a dream that he saw the new baby and it was a girl. He then said to God, "But, Lord, they prayed for a boy..." and the Lord said, "And their prayers have been answered." Richard's dad then turned to the child and it was now a boy and standing just a few feet away was Isabelle looking at her baby brother.

I'm sure there was more to the dream but that was what was relayed to me... It's strange, Richard's father knew Isabelle was a girl way before she was born and now this. His relationship with God is much stronger than mine...

I need a nap.
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I'm mean and I make people cry.... [Sep. 11th, 2003|09:54 pm]
Sunday Sometimes
[Current Mood |calmcalm]
[Current Music |Some hardcore song stuck in my head]

I am writing this journal entry blindly, meaning I haven’t read the replies yet. I’m taking the word of 2 people (my husband and Debbie, who read certain LJ’s religiously) who say I caused a fuss and I better do something about it. This struck me as odd and I thought it might be best if I just stopped writing entries at all… I mean, who wants to make people cry? I am not the kind of person that finds someone else’s pain amusing. The fact is it hurt my feelings to hear as such. I think I’m a good person over all. I had no idea that a nonsensical entry, written out of boredom would cause such a stir.

If I thought that I should censor my ramblings in order to spare the feelings of a generation, I may have worded it differently, because explaining myself will take a while… Alas, this is one of those “life-experiences” I was talking about. I suppose an explanation would be in order, though, be warned, this may shock and infuriate those under the age of 21 and maybe a few over… You don’t have to read on if you don’t want to…

When I was a teenager it was all about bucking the system and calling the government a bunch of morons who have no idea what’s really going on in the world. It was widely suggested that anywhere is better than here and anarchy was the only thing that truly made sense because then there would be no rules and, thus, peace… I’m not sure if this is something kids want today, but when I was a teenager (which was not all that long ago, I’ll be 23 in December) it was “cool” to be “punk rock”, “anti-establishment” or whatever because all we wanted to do was stay out late, party hard, get wasted and not have to answer any questions to ANY authority figure when/ while we went home. Anyhow, my point is, the government knows what it was doing when it set the legal limit for voting at 18 and the legal limit for alcohol at 21. The truth of the matter is people under these ages are likely to make reckless decisions with those responsibilities. Not true, you say? That’s because your life experience has not taught you otherwise…

When I was 15-17, I thought I knew all there was to know about how the world works. “It can’t be that hard, right? People stupider than me make it in this world. I can live on my own. I can make my own decisions about my life. What do I need a curfew for? My parents just don’t trust me. Maybe I should move out as soon as I’m 18…” This is my life and I can handle everything the world has to throw at me, you say? That’s because your life experience has not taught you otherwise…

When I was 16, I had a boyfriend that I was 100% sure I would marry. There was no doubt. In fact, we even wore silver bands on our ring fingers as a symbol of our love. My yearbook screams, in several colors of ink, that: “You and Josh will be together FOREVER.” Are you 100% sure that this is your fate, that you’ve met your true love and that you and he will walk together in bliss for all eternity? Have you picked out your kids names and thought that his eyes would be the perfect color of your first son’s nursery? (OK, I got carried away with the last question, but you get my point, yes?) That’s because your life experience has not taught you otherwise…

Some people may read the above and understand right away what I’m getting at, but for those that aren’t sure just yet…

Have you ever agonized about if you should wear a white or cream wedding dress because you lost your virginity in your teenage years and can never get it back?
Have you ever sat in a dark, hot apartment because you spent the money for electricity on a concert or a trip or some unimportant something that you just had to have?
Have you ever taken a job you hate to support your family/yourself?
Have you ever just not had money at all to eat and pay the bills so you either skipped meals or skipped some bills?
Have you ever spent 3 nights in the hospital pushing out a baby?
Have you ever had to quit school because you had to get a job in order to live?
Have you ever burned bridges with your family because of STUPID stuff you did as a teenager and now you will never have those years or those relationships back?
Have you lost a lot of your short-term memory due to the alcohol you drank and the drugs you did as a kid?
Have you lost touch with every one of those BFF’s?
Have you been out of the country and seen what lower drinking limits have done to other societies?
Have you been dropped by your “high school sweetheart” for a girl who lives over 1500 miles away?
Have you realized that school is 150,000,000 times better than working?

Can you honestly answer yes to more than half of these questions? If so, I am not too proud to admit that I was wrong. If not, then you still have some living to do…

It’s OK that you haven’t been through the things I’ve listed above. It’s OK that you are not an adult yet. It’s OK that you feel like no one understands you. It’s OK that you haven’t found the wo/man of your dreams. It’s OK that you are lead by emotions. It’s OK that you have not been through/ know everything. No one has those expectations of you. If you feel insulted by this or my last entry, that’s OK too because that means you haven’t had to go through some of the aches and pains of the adult world before your time.

Here is the cliché that you all knew was coming: The mistakes you make in these last few years for your childhood affect you for the rest of your life. You learn from them and you grow because of them. It’s not meant to be insulting or cruel, it’s just life. You may not agree with me now, but re-visit this entry when you have a family of your own. You will see that you didn’t know everything after all…
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Stupid computer [Sep. 7th, 2003|07:40 pm]
Sunday Sometimes
[Current Mood |blahblah]
[Current Music |Vice City gunfire... *grrr*]

So, I haven't had an opportunity to write in the LJ for some time... My broadband has been out and we FINALLY got around to plugging the PC into the phone line. We are the laziest people in the world.

Looking back at some friend's journals it seems I've missed a lot since my last entry. *sigh* Apparently the world doesn't stop when I cease internet usage. A lesson everyone should learn...

Deb and Jen had a spat it seems. I was approached about giving an LJ code to some guy who's giving Jen grief. I heard a bit about this kid a few weeks ago and , while everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I just feel like certain things need not be said to certain people... Sometimes it's just not time for them to hear it... I'm still on the fence about this one...

I wont get in the middle of their non-sense. Both of them have valid points but both of them are emotion-driven and any opinion I have that will challenge theirs could lead to hurt feelings and I'm too old for this juvenile crap. *climbs down from soap box*

ANYWAY....

Just a thought: I spend too much time with kids... I have no friends my age and my husband spends most of his time with the Playstation... I feel torn because I don't like people but I get annoyed with the people I talk to because they haven't had the life experience I've had and have yet to make the mistakes they need to learn from... Maybe I should move to a cave and live a solitary existence.

OK, so, I have nothing more to say...
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GRRRR! [Aug. 27th, 2003|12:07 am]
Sunday Sometimes
[Current Mood |angryangry]

So, I just spent like 20 minutes composing a journal entry and somehow closed with without saving! Makes me want to throw the freakin' computer through the window.

I have a headache now.
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2:00 am... What that heck? [Aug. 24th, 2003|02:00 am]
Sunday Sometimes
[Current Mood |awakeawake]
[Current Music |Seldom: Follow My Heart]

I cant sleep. It's as if me and Richard have switched bodies.

I've been listening to this band Seldom all night. I downloaded these songs about 2 or 3 months ago and I'm finally getting around to listening to them. What a wonderful band! I cant even tell you. We went to see Pedro the Lion not too long ago and Seldom was one of the bands and I was entranced by them then. They are just as good in the studio. Sort of emo-y. It's good stuff. Take a listen when you get a chance. I'm sure you can find them at mp3.com.

People are funny. Example: Saying "I'm open-minded" is such a joke! Deep down, there are things that you KNOW are wrong and you are opposed to and will never change your mind no matter what anyone says. You really aren't fully open-minded, are you? If so, you can be talked out of your current point of view. It's sort of like 1996 when the "punk" movement took over the airwaves. EVERYONE was "punk" because it was cool. It's cool to be more open-minded than someone else.

It's like that with everything, isn't it? We jump on these bandwagons because deep, deep, deep down, we as humans, crave acceptance. "If I say this, maybe they will like me..." We are all slaves.

Just a thought...

"I may seem aimless but I follow my heart..."

*sigh* What a great band...

That is all...
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Blah Blah Blah Politics... [Aug. 23rd, 2003|11:26 pm]
Sunday Sometimes
[Current Mood |blahblah]
[Current Music |Not much...]

It is so absurd to debate about politics. I don't know about you, Reader, but I personally feel rather passionately about my stance on things and, chances are, will not be swayed.

Screw party affiliations, I vote for whoever makes sense to me. I have a couple of major issues that are important to me and I vote for someone according to where they stand on those issues. It's just that simple. While most people would consider me Republican, there are Republican candidates I will not vote for due to there stance on certain issues.

Since I registered to vote, I have not missed an election because I feel that if you don't vote, you don't count, so keep your mouth shut. Seems like the people that fuss the most are the people who don't bother to vote. My own husband was one of those people and it drove me nuts. "My vote wont make a difference," they say. Bush won Florida by 537 votes and thus the 2000 election. No debate about it, no matter how fishy it may sound to you. Bush the president, so deal with it. Had 538 people got up and out of there houses that day and voted for Gore, maybe he would have won. I hear people crying about the recently enforced smoking ban. The truth is, that law was passed when an overwhelming amount of people voted for it. Now all I hear from smokers is "I cant smoke in restaurants! It's so unfair!" Umm... you had the opportunity to fight that when the time came for you to vote on it. Oh, you didn't realize that was on the ballot?? Well, it's too bad you didn't educate yourself about the issue. Maybe you will next time.

I am mighty please with most of the candidates in office right now. The major issues I vote for are being dealt with and I can go to a restaurant with my kid without worrying we will all die of lung cancer. It's all good.

You don't like the way things are being run now? Get off the couch next election and VOTE! At least if your candidate doesn't win, you can complain about it without looking like an idiot.
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