Sunday, December 18, 2011

#25 won't miss

the crazy winter weather. today's high is 84F / 29C. yes 84 on the 18th of December. that's great. except that the low this morning was 57. it's hard for a body to get used to that.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

random thought

ever notice how on your day off, you're up early. yet, waking up to the alarm is punishment if you have to work.

Monday, September 5, 2011

things i've learned after having children

~if you childproof this..... they'll get into that.
~childproof locks only slow me down. give a 2 yr old 5 minutes and it's the latest fun game.
~the local fire dept/EMS takes 3 minutes to get to my house. yep, hot and fast. good to know.
~$1million worth of toys. the child wants the box. hell, my 4 yr old's current favorite toy is a chipclip. so, for Xmas buy yourself a big TV and wrap the box for the kid.
~it's almost impossible to get them up for school. but, otherwise, 5am is the perfect time. this rule doesn't count teens, then they will hibernate til you force them to wake up.
~eyerolling is an artform.
~a 2yr old thinks any dog is a small pony.
~if you hear the cat make any noise, frisk your kid.
~small spaces that fingers/heads/bodies could get stuck in are the challenge of a lifetime.
~that food was great last week, today it's gross.
~ceiling fans are for seeing who can fling the dirty sock the farthest.
~that you can have every game system, sports equipment and tons of toys. yet be "so bored".
~a child's backpack can outweigh them and the school thinks this is "not true". yeah, the bag weighs 3lbs less. my bad.
~dirty socks and underwear were made to be hidden.
~quiet to a 3yr old and quiet to an adult are different.
~the sound of a 4 yr old can make a dog/cat fit into any small "hidden" space.
~your food ALWAYS tastes better than theirs. yet, you're eating the same thing.
~the day a child turns 13 the word "pppssssssfffffttttttt" enters their vocab.
~if you need anything electronic fixed, give it to the kid.

last but not least.....
NOW I KNOW WHY MY PARENTS HAVE GRAY HAIR.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

thought of the day

i really don't care what religion anyone is as long as it's peaceful and doesn't involve showing up at my door to annoy me.
that is all.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

#26 will miss

the Dali museum

it's obviously the Salvador Dali museum. it's in St. Pete. i try to go once a year. they did renovate it.

#24 won't miss

Miami
literally the entire town. OK, maybe not the entire city. actually i know several people from there who are super cool; namely Diego and Lara. but, whenever i travel there for work...ugh.... rude people, bad drivers. it's the "a few bad people make the entire place look bad".  

Sunday, June 26, 2011

comment fixed

after much annoyance, it seems the comment mess is fixed. actually commented on 2 blogs without the endless sign in cycle. what a pain.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

tall? no really?

background: i have2 boys, 14 and 4. (yes, I'm insane). they're both tall for their age. the older is lanky. the younger is a bruiser. realize I'm just shy of 6ft myself.
this is pretty  normal event to happen.

i have to feed them (the law says). so, we head out to *soandso restaurant*.
we get seated.
the server comes over. then, the fun begins.
she takes drink order. delivers them to the table. during order idle chitchat.

looking at older son: do you play basketball?
i roll my eyes.
he makes some sort of "pfhdjfkhsk" typical teen noise and ignores server rest of the time we're there. hello PSP!
server makes a "you should! it's good money" comment.
i "laugh" and say "we get that a lot".
to get away from THAT server asks focuses on younger son. (kid chat = good tips?) he talks like a 4 yr old. he wants his FOOD.
me: sorry. he's 4.
(why oh why did i say that? i should've brought duck tape. wait, it doesn't cure stupid.)
server: WOW you make big boys!

i guess she noticed the annoyed "ya gotta be kidding me you actually yelled that" look on my face. at least, this time the word football didn't come out.

i've always wondered if people with short/small children get comments like:
maybe you should invest in stilt walking
there's always the circus
horse jockey is an option

Thursday, June 23, 2011

cars cars cars

there is a set of unwritten (maybe written) rules regarding someone "trading" cars with you for the day. please take these to heart. ok, probably not. but, cmon! ready!?!?!?!

1. (this is a biggie).... tell me if you don't have AC! not "it blows pretty good" or "it's cold enough". this is florida. it's gets HOT HUMID. like turn the oven on at home to 500 with the door open and leave it on for 6 days. maybe a hint like "pants may be optional".

2.make sure your car is clean. and, i'm not saying the outside. we're talking inside here! no trash. no stinky shoes. no mold! i don't want to think about something biting me.

3. i give you my car with gas. return the favor. could this be more true? nuff said.

i may add later.

note to cat

dear furry old monster sleeping on my bed,

yeah, you cat. i'm starting to think you aren't reading my notes and we may have to have a foot and rumpus....errr...i mean heart to heart. my feet with or without covers are not your playtoys. really. i'd be an ever so happy more willing to feed you kind of person if you'd please take this to heart. sleeping in shoes just isn't good. hurts the feet. and isn't really a thing anyone wants to do.

no love what so ever,
the chick who could totally blame the strong meds

Thursday, June 16, 2011

it's a job!

this has been in my head for awhile now. it's not toward anyone in particular. just something I'm sick of reading/seeing/hearing.
has anyone else noticed all these people who can't find a job? yeah, the job market sucks. BUT, try applying at target, walmart, gas stations, restaurants, Kmart, mall jobs etc etc etc. if you've been looking for months/years and are making 0 income. hello! these places provide an income while you search for that "better" job. my friend asked to borrow money for bills. she refuses to apply anywhere that is "below her status". asking to borrow $800 says they aren't. true?
when times are tough, a job's a job.

*end rant*

Friday, June 10, 2011

friday 5

5 things (not people) you couldn't live without:

1. AIR. yeah, it's pretty much needed.
2. food/water. see #1.
3. my phone. i love droids.
4. the house.
5. the vehicle.
6. oh and clothing. the whole jail/gross people out deal.

i can't help but be sarcastic about this. most "things" are material.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

blogger problems

is anyone else not able to post comments on other blogger sites?  i tried on 2 that i follow over the past few days. says i need to sign in, then takes me back to my dashboard. annoying definitely.
and, i know, if you can post to this entry, it's a no. hee!

what next?

enjoy the small things. great saying. true. hopefully the big stuff isn't too bad.

last weekend, we went canoeing. seems like it's been forever since the last time. ever been in a canoe with a 4 yr old?we'll say it was an interesting start. but, ended up being really fun.
I'm off today. so, it's said 4 yr old and i. nasty weather. so, just watching a lot of movies at home. did brave the rain to get lunch.  who knows what's next.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

technology

did you ever hit that point where you have to admit you're addicted to electronic/Internet/instant communication?

i did yesterday. my name's lex and i'm an addict. i prefer the term techno geek. had to run up to the store. literally 1 mile round trip and would be away from home for 15minutes. realized halfway that i'd forgot my phone. I ALMOST TURNED AROUND! ack! i didn't. but, the "what if someone texts me?" did cross my mind. pretty sad eh? but, i know i'm not alone.
then, there's the whole computer/internet deal.  did you ever think about how your must have suddenly is last years? what do you do? upgrade the old one? buy a new one? who knows. i own a desktop that literally has dust on it. i haven't used it in over a year. my main computer is a laptop. she's my girl. gets used daily. about a month ago, i saw a netbook on sale. figured when traveling it's light. then, see a great deal on a tablet  last week. "ooooh, that could fit in my bag and go everywhere". my phone does a lot of the same stuff. do i need 4 computers? hell no! it's the must have the latest thing. give it 3-4 months and it'll all be outdated.

i really do think it's an addiction. and, it's so common. when i was my oler son's age, i never thought to save up for the latest game system or tablet pc.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

surgery done

well, 3 actually. hence why I've been quiet. ah the joys of dental issues.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

i'm alive

still here.
~the past 2 months have been dental problems. that should change next week.
~i look at this as a fun place to goof around. but, things i won't miss seems mean when so many have lost everything recently. yeah, the disasters. have friends over there.

Friday, April 8, 2011

#23 won't miss

I-4


for those who've never been to the Orlando/Tampa/Daytona Beach area, i-4 or interstate 4 is the main road from Tampa to Daytona. so, Orlando takes the worst of it. i can get just about anywhere with getting on there.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

thought of the day

remember when you think things couldn't get worse......
you woke up this morning. consider it a win.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

#25 will miss

when i finally leave Florida 1 thing i will so miss and I'm not being sarcastic is the shuttle. the space shuttle that is. i can watch the launches from my back yard. the night launches are amazing. a true marvel. it's so bright, you'd swear is daytime. when they're landing, you get the sonic booms. to this day, after all these years, they still startle me. then, 2 seconds later you say "please let that be the shuttle". happened a few minutes ago BTW. people who aren't used to it always ask if something hit the building. ha!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

facebook

anyone else have a (not so secret) hatred for facebook?

i have 1 to "keep in touch"/appease my family. but, rarely post on it.
why?

there are 3 types of posters. my own opinion.
1. every little thing poster.
"going to bed" "at the store buying tampons" "eating dinner" etc
TMI TMI TMI
2. everything i post has to be super important/political/annoying.
do i really need to say more? uppity uppity uppity.
3. 50000000003 "friends" and never post a thing.
this 1 is rather creepy. almost stalkerish.

Monday, March 7, 2011

just wha????

I've seen it all in my many years alive. I've seen a man in a pink thong roller skating down the street in key west, fl. I've seen a guy (being paid i think) painted gold in gold lame in Florence, Italy. I've seen a lady with dreads to look like moose antlers in Kingston Jamaica.

today, i saw an accident that just showed how stupid people can be. had to run up to the convenience store. get stuck behind this lady who couldn't maintain a single lane. hell, i figured she was drunk. the being cut off 3x in less than a mile gave that idea. then, she sideswipes the car along side her...bad. remember i said i'd never stop to give my side of an accident again. i just felt bad for the lady she hit. why was she driving this way?
SHE WAS ON HER CELL PHONE AND PAINTING HER NAILS (fingers and toes). the best part was she had the balls to blame the other person. yep. sorry lady, but the 4 cars who stopped all gave a story to the officer. it's your fault.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

just random- weight

did you ever notice that if you're thin, people assume you have no issues with your body? like "I'm thin so everything is exactly how i want". you say "i'd like to tone up my stomach" or (heaven forbid) "i'd like to gain a few pounds". i'm really not fond of the word issues. we could say things to change.

crazy weather

hard to believe I'm already having problems with a pollen covered car. it's kind of odd as it's shorts weather here and family is complaining of snow/highs of 40.

Friday, February 25, 2011

#22 won't miss

TV commercials for stores/restaurants that we don't have around here. seriously........................   we get commercials for a restaurant 200-300 miles away.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

#24 will miss

Cassadaga

it's a "psychic" community. just the weirdness of it. i know it's all a big hoax. but, just to try to explain it to some people.......they get all oooooohhhhhhh and have to go.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

#21 won't miss and #23 will miss

Daytona 500

this is another one of those good and evil deals.
the good: hours at work. i don't even live in daytona. but, a lot of those people come over this way (Disney area). most of the fans are rather nice. MOST!
the bad: traffic. waits at restaurants.

Monday, February 14, 2011

#22 will miss

foreign tourists. yep, you read that right. I'd say 90% are awesome. love the different accents.

funny memory:
an extremely nice 40something British guy was trying to ask where he could find a payphone. the best part was that he'd end every sentence with "that's what they call it in my country".

#20 won't miss

being asked constantly why all floridans aren't tan.

do i really need to go on......

Thursday, February 10, 2011

i got it

the weather here has been crazy. 50 one day, 80 the next. which tells me one thing:

Florida is the giant version of "what not to wear". yeah, the show.

that is all. real post later.

Friday, January 21, 2011

#19 won't miss

i won't won't won't miss I-4! it's the main interstate through central Florida. i know people who say it's the equivalent of a nascar race without the winning money at the end. between the tourists lost and locals going 80 mph, it's just a joy of a drive. i can get most anywhere without getting on it. i'd rather pay a toll.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

#21 will miss

Hurricanes!!!!

credit to wiki

i know some of you are saying "will miss? is she nuts?" hear me out on this. it's an amazing storm. 99% of the time you have ample time to know to get out of the way. (let's face it, they don't sneak up on places). choice surfing conditions. after a certain amount, you get to the point of realizing they aren't scary. you respect them.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

saturday 3s

a few things i will miss about Florida.
~my sister. she lives 7 hrs away. but, it's my closest relative. we're pretty close even with the distance.
~watching the sunrise at the beach. just gorgeous.
~the smell of orange blossoms.

a few things i won't miss.
~right turn from left turn lane across 4 lanes of traffic.
~the whole "right to work" state deal. it's basically you can be fired and someone else will gt your job for  way lesspay. just with a different title.
~high sales tax. nuff said.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

things i learned from my mother

a few things i learned from my mother

1. weird is OK as long as it's natural.
2. your idea of perfect and my idea of perfect are totally different. yet, work together just fine.
3. you're only as old as you can believably lie about.
4. traveling is good for you.
5. how to tell someone to go to hell with cursing.