Thursday, June 28, 2007

Trip to England!

OK, now here's the good part....... we're going to England!

Matt Litchfield, Steph, and me.... maybe Ty (he wasn't there at the time). All together. Next summer. Should be a blast......but the planning part is going to be the pits!!!!!!

I'm the only one with a clear schedule!!!! Ty and Steph are almost always booked for most of the summer, and Matt has to arrange days off from work..... besides the fact that he'll be flying out of VA, and not NJ like the rest of us!

This is going to take some planning, maybe even with a travel agent. But, good news again.... I got my passport this year, so I'm ready!

Hummmmm, not the best at this, since the only times I've traveled in the past..... the military took care of all the grunt work, I just sat back and enjoyed......................... so I'm going to have to see what I can do, and when everyone can take off, and where to stay, and what to see........... YIPES!

I'll just remember to keep it clean, cheap, and in the center of things so we don't have to travel much!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

New hand ring

I got a new ring while walking the boardwalk this weekend...... I guess I should be happy with that, because Ty got something pierced, and I stopped myself from joining him. GIGGLE

It's pretty cool, it's a coil, and a LOT BIGGER then my old rings, so it took me more then 3 days to slowly work it into my hand. Not a lot of pain, but major stretching!

The front part of the coil that goes into the hand is rippled, so that caused a tiny bit of trouble, but I managed. Now in a few days, when I'm totally stretched, I can put it in further. At least this one won't fall out like my others! GIGGLE

I'm still contemplating getting my eyebrow pierced....... haven't decided yet, but it's coming I know, but at least I gave up the idea I had before, and it's not going to be my lip!
And, Yes, you might have noticed my fingernails are dark..... don't ask me..... maybe I'm going Goth. GIGGLE

Monday, June 25, 2007


Cut up water melon that had spent the day soaking up VODKA!!!! Cool and refreshing with a PUNCH! YUMMMMMY

Merlin trying to steal a cheese doodle! BAD BOY!

Playing a cool card game called "Lunch Money" were each player is a little Catholic School girl on the playground.....beating the shit out of each other!!!!! Last one standing with some blood left in their vains wins!

Booze Snooze!!!!

Sea Food Feast. Beer, crabs, clams..... YUMMMMMMY Also sausage and meatball sandwitches and hot dogs and hambergers.

Steph on the pier. She had a seagull madly in love with her!!!!

First batch of crabbies!!!!

I had a BLAST this weekend. My party went over pretty good. Seems everyone had a good time, and we had tons of food!

Steph and I went crabbing and caught about 2 dozen big ones!!!! That along with some clams was a regular feast! Tons of beer, and other super drinks. Then we treked to the boardwalk in the evening, and walked and ate, and shopped, and had some fun!

Capt. Jack Harkness Torch Wood


Thanks to a friend who has a friend in television...... I spent the weekend watching the whole first season of Torchwood, a show that doesn't come to American television till this fall.


To give some background. CAPT. JACK was a man on the first season of Dr. Who. The doctor met him in 1930's England during the war........ Capt. Jack was there in a stolen space ship, trying to put a scam over on the Dr. And wound up traveling with him for a short while.

While deep in space Capt. Jack Died! Killed by one of the main enemies of the Dr.'s. A short while later, Billy (the Dr.'s companion) became the "Bad Wolf" and brought Capt. Jack back from the dead...... but didn't know it, and left him there on the deserted space station.

What happened in between we shall never know, but jack wound up back in present day England, the head of TORCHWOOD, an organization formed by the first queen Elizabeth to examine all the strange and unusual things that happen.

Now, according to Jack, he was born in the future, lived in the past, and because Billie brought him back from the dead.................. he can't ever die! Something he proves in the whole first season.

Oh, and Capt. Jack is also Bi, he works his way thru 12 episodes of the show, kissing men (and OH MY GODDESS, THAT MAN CAN KISS!!!!), and women, and ........ well, I'll keep that a secret, for now.....GIGGLE

Now I don't know how the show will look when it premieres on BBC America this fall, but the original disks contained MAJOR nudity, and WILD sex! Hope BBC America doesn't censer it too much for the American public

The show was the best, and I'm going to DIE waiting to see the second season........ BUT IT WAS WORTH IT!!!!!

Oh, and for your information...... I WANT CAPT. JACK....BAD!!!!! GIGGLE

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Pet Peeves

Wonder why they call it "Pet" peeves???? Maybe because you get peeved at something, and then you keep it close and let it bother you time after time? Hummmm

Well, I have a few pet peeves......... one is people who don't respond to their e-mails or messages on their answering machine's. Now, you send a joke, you don't expect a response, but if you ask a question, yeah, it's polite to respond. The same with answering machine's...... WHY GET ONE IF YOU DON'T CHECK YOUR MESSAGES????? They just check the caller ID and call back........... you say, "did you get my message?" and they are like duuuuuhhhhhhh, no, I didn't check I just called you back.

Shows a lack of manners, like not responding to e-mails.......... they figure you don't know if they had the time to read it...... but you know, that like most people... they check their e-mail at least once a day! So pretending they didn't read it, they don't have to answer. All these computers and machine's make it easy for people to be rude.

And what about the person that finds out your having a gathering or party...... and immediately plans to have one too, on the same day! Can you say..... nah nah nah nah? How juvenile!!!!! Gotta have that one up man ship. To those people I say "GROW UP!"

And cell phones!!! Gotta be in touch 24/7. Or maybe it's the man or woman controlling the one with the cell phone. Has to know where they are all the time!!! If it's important, yes, cells are a life saver...... but if it's..."where are you?" Now your being controlled. They are afraid your doing something or someone, and check on you constantly.

And another, yep I'm ranting, Husbands that don't like your friends.

You have one friend, they don't like, so they try everything to get you to stop seeing them. Other friends they approve of, maybe they don't go off with you and do things you don't approve of, or maybe they are safe, and boring, so he knows you not getting into trouble. Or maybe it's just that your unsafe..... you try to get the person to stand up for themselves, or stop someone from controlling their every moment...... so you have to go!

They work it with quiet disapproval, or starting fights between you and your friend, or just stating opinions that are false, but they do it so often, and so quietly, that the person finally believes it.

Oh, and another peeve, the person who blames you for what OTHER people do or say. It's not you saying it, it's someone else....... but your the one who suffers for it.

If you don't want to know, don't ask! And if you do ask, take into consideration that the person telling you it, is NOT the person saying it!!!!! If you want everything candy coated, don't ask!

And "Texing" while your driving!!!! Most people can't drive and talk at the same time, let alone typing on your phone! What idiots!!!!!!!

Another big pet peeve of mine is people who don't clean their house. Yes, if you work all day, outside of the home, and don't have the time or help with the cleaning (messy husbands!) But if your not working, your home every day........ what's your excuse???? Messy house's are fine, but I'm talking MEGA PIG STY!!!! Vacuum, dust, junk papers and scraps of shit that gather.......but if you invite someone over to visit, and they can't find a space on any of the sofa's or chairs to sit............. YOUR A FUCKING PIG!!!

And my last peeve....... people who don't respond to invitations. How rude, just type back, yeah I'm coming, or sorry I can't..... but not responding is just wrong. This way they figure if nothing else is available, they will show up, but if not...... well, they never responded so they figure, you MUST know that they aren't coming. Or if you say you'll be there, but something else comes up..........CALL AND TELL THEM...... not the day before, or the day of, but with at least a few days notice!!!!

Oh, and another men that don't respond. Say your talking with someone, e-mail wise, and you try to set up a meeting, but they are going out of town or moving to a new place....... yet a long while later............they want to know why YOU didn't want to get together with them......... You weren't the one, they were....but now, it's your fault.

And did they expect you to wait around for you till you get rid of that other one your dating?? And why would you tell someone that you want to meet that your DATING SOMEONE ELSE!!!!! "oh yes, I'm seeing someone, but hay, wanna hook up?" fuck head! If your already dating someone, why would I want to meet you. If your such a fucking woos, that your dating someone you don't like, while looking around...... hay, what's to say you won't do that to me??? And I may be slow sometimes, but I'm NOT stupid!

Well, done ranting. Maybe I grew up where manners, and housework, and friends were of a different era. More refined, well mannered, and caring of others besides themselves..... maybe that's the problem, and I should cope............. I do, cope that is, and keep my mouth shut, and don't say anything......... but this is my fucking blog and I can say whatever I want. GIGGLE

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

We made it, what about them?

Those Born 1930-1979

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's!!

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.

As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags.

Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank Kool-aid made with sugar, but we weren't overweight because, WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computer! s, no Internet or chat rooms......WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever

We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them!

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!

These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!

The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas. We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!

If YOU are one of them, CONGRATULATIONS!

You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good.

While you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave (and lucky) their parents were. Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Beach party this weekend!

I'm done shopping. Today I picked up the hamburgers and hot dogs, and I'll get the buns on Friday, but I doubt if many of the stuff I'm making will be eaten, since most of the time we'll be on the boardwalk........... and who could resist boardwalk food!!!! Not me!!!!!

But a lot of people are coming for the whole weekend, so I'll have them 24/7

But the house will be full of food for those that want a snack in the late evening. I'll pick up a big pack of breakfast foods, like muffens, and danish's at BJ's when Matt gets here. I'll make him do all the carrying. LOL Poor Matt!

I'm ready, but then I don't have a lot to do to prepare for a party, since I keep my house, and yard spic and span every day. Can't stand mess's!!!!!

And heaven forbid I visit someone and their house is a pigsty!!!!!! YUCK!

So my house is always ready and clean, and smelling good. I thank my mom for that.

This way I can concentrate on partying, instead of cleaning.

Bunches of people are coming, lots I know, and more that I don't know.....but who Care's. the more the merrier.

Beach here we come!!!!!!

I'll post pictures after.......... at least thoes pictures that aren't R rated or more. GIGGLE

Sunday, June 17, 2007

My Broom

This is a picture of my broom, and yes, it's decorated...... when I know it shouldn't be............. so I'm going to explain why.

Traditionally, the broom is decorated before your wedding. And at the wedding or the reception (it's up to the couple) the decorated broom is placed before the bride and groom, and they jump over it. This is to signifies that they are making a home for themselves. A new life.

After my Hubby died, I removed the decorations....... in honor of his passing, and just kept the plain broom in a corner, every place I've lived.

Now in the spring, and deep fall, you take the broom down, and sweep the porch, or sidewalk or stairs in front of your house, to signify that change of the seasons, and the sweeping clean of your life.

It's been over 10 years since my husband died, and over the years it's become plain to me that I don't want a husband again, men are fun, but not to live with.

And as the years have gone by I've felt more comfortable with living alone......(except for some occasional sex mates. giggle... got to have that you know)

So I decorated my broom again, to show that I'm married, but this time to myself.

Unusual, yes, most women wouldn't do that..... it would scare off perspective suitors, but since I'm not looking anymore...... I feel that I should decorate (show off, highlight) my life that's perfect!

I'm comfortable with myself, and off the market, and very happy with it!!!!!!!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Pic's of New Hope stuff!


Went to New Hope today with my sister. Pretty good, nice weather, not many people........... LOTS of shopping!!

I bought a birthday present from Steph (since I didn't see her for her birthday) and one for Ty (who's birthday is the weekend of my party) And I got my self a PRETTY!!!!!!!

HUGE, HEAVY quartz crystal............... and the pretty thing, they hollowed a tiny bit out, and stuck a light in it!!!!! Shines so nice!!!! Expensive? Oh yeah! Worth it, HELL YES!

I also got a pretty round stained glass window, vivid colors, sun and moon, and lots of other things, to hang in my kitchen window. Right now I can't decide what window in the kitchen to put it in............. so I'll try it on one, then the other to decide. Very pretty!!!

We ate lunch, and walked, and generally had a pretty good time, but with all that crabbing I did yesterday, I was more then a tiny bit sore!!!!!! But, hay, in my opinion, crabs are worth it!!!!!

Friday, June 15, 2007


Heard from my bestest friend last night!!! He's driving up from Va. for the week of my party!!!!!!!! That, makes my whole summer!!!!!

It'll be sooooo much fun to see him, and have him here for the week. We're going to the beach, and crabbing, and some well deserved clubbing.

And I found someone to paint my ceilings!!!!! Yeah, sounds stupid I know. But I need the kitchen, dinning room, living room, and hall ceiling painted...... and I can't keep my arms above my head to do it. (broken shoulder that never healed) so one of Matt's friends is going to do it. I'm paying him, of course, and I'll buy the paint....but he's got to move the furniture and such, and I don't envy him!!!!

Not going to get it done until after the party. I don't like the smell of wet paint in the house....but at least all those stains from the previous owner will be gone! How did she manage to get grease stains on the ceiling??????? No clue, since this place is brand new, and she only lived in it for 4 months...... but she managed to get grease stains even on the living room ceiling!!!!!! PLEASE, I really DON'T want to know! GIGGLE

I'm off crabbing again this morning!!!! One more time those old codgers at the dock with crowed around me, and talk my ears off!!!! But it's worth it for the crabs!!!!!!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Little old Lady's

You know how I know it summer down the shore????

Not the crowds, or the beach.....but the "BEEPING" of car horns!!!! I can ride up and down the highways here all winter, spring, and fall...... and NEVER hear one beeping horn!!!!

See, the BENNIES are idiots!!! They don't live here, they just come for vacation. A nice, relaxing, slow vacation..... right? Wrong!!!! They scurry around, fast as fast, impatient as impatient!!

Now see, what they don't realize is that Toms River has the largest population of Elderly!!! There are like 20 retirement places out here..... BIG ONES!!

We know that, and make allowances for it. We pass the old people going slowly down the highway, nice and fast, and without any sudden noise or movements.

Rule of thumb: If you can't see the head person in front of you over his car's backrest, pass them!!!! Most likely they are 90 years old, and too short to see over the steering wheel.

We pass them...... that's all. Because we know better!!!

Bennies don't, they BEEP!!!! Get up right behind the slow old lady, and instead of passing, BEEP AT THEM!!!!

One thing you don't do to an old lady or even older man, who's totally unsure of their driving, or even where she or he is ...... IS BEEP AT THEM!!!!!

I went down 37 and heard all the beeping, and I wished the Bennie's doing it well, because one time he's going to beep and scare that old man or lady, and BOOM!!!!

One less bennie down the shore.


Saturday, June 09, 2007

OK, things I learned today....... Englishtown, and 90 degree heat............ not a smart idea!

Wouldn't have been bad, if I went alone, but going with Matt is like running the Boston marathon. Every time I tried to rest...... he sighed. PAIN IN MY ASS!!!!

It was just too hot. All that heat radiating from the blacktop was brutal. Picked up a few things, but not much............. next trip there will be in the late fall............. cool weather! YEAH!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Running around

I can't believe it's only 11 am, and I've been running around all morning.

I ran to Big Lots to pick up my Mango Nectar...... can't live without it, and while I was there I found that they also make Banana Strawberry nectar............. yummmm!

Plus they had a few boxes of rice crackers, and I got a new bed spread in Burgundy, one side silk like, the other velvet like. Nice!!!

Then I ran to the heath food store to pick up my bread, rice bread that is, and some dried pineapple (without sulfur) and some Egg less, wheat less brownies. Now you may say "YUCK" but they do taste pretty good.

Then to Shop and Stop to get myself a BIG salad. Since I ate all the spinach I grew, now I gotta buy it. LOL

Nothing tastes real good to me the last week, don't know why, but nothing tastes just right. Might be getting an infection or something.......... or maybe my nose is just out of whack, since most of our taste is in the smell............

or it could be that I burned my tongue REALLY BAD, a few days ago, and it's just starting to heal. Must have killed off some taste buds, hope they grow back.

Well, either way, basically I'm just eating salads, and that's about it, if I eat at all. Trying to force myself to eat doesn't work.

Now, I really have to settle down and work on my "secret Project" for shore leave. I have quite a few made, and if they don't sell, it's enough, but I still want to finish using all of them I have........ I can always give them away to charity if they don't sell.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Well, I was at the dock by 7 am this morning. Wonderful!!!!!!! Sunshine, sweet sea air, and crabs biting.

I didn't stay long, because this it the first time in the sun for me, and I didn't want to roast. But I caught a good dozen for munching for dinner tonight.............. so I'm happy!

Monday, June 04, 2007

Here come the crabs!!!!!!

I'm going crabbing as soon as the rain stops!!!!!

Fantastic reports on the crabbing link........ so I'm going to try my luck. Waaaaay to early for crabs, but seems they are biting like nuts, so off I'll go.

Should stop raining by Wednesday according to the weather report.

Got my nets, got my bait, sitting on the sunny dock crabbing all day long........... AHHHHHHHHHHH BLISS!!!!!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Days of Gold

The storm clouds have gone away,

once again I welcome day.

darkest night, and worry blight,

brings the dawn of pearly light.

when your soul is bleak and bleary,

when your eyes just can't help teary,

when your stomach rocks and rolls,

when tension takes your life to toll.

how do you go forward to meet the day?

when only darkness is in your way.

you remember what the goddess foretold,

that darkest night turns to days of gold.

and cling to that thru storms of hurt and fear

to re-emerge without the tears!

Friday, June 01, 2007

True meaning of "Tree hugger"!!!!!

Wonder if it's true? Maybe Magic in ancient times was stronger then we knew. Ahhhhhh to wish yourself into tree form....... lovely!