Monday, November 28, 2005

There's Always Room For One More

Mikey loves Bionicles, these Lego creature thingies from outer space. Look them up if you don't know what they are. One particular character (Keetongu) is his favorite.

He came in the room a moment ago and whispered to me, "Everyone thinks Keetongu is a legend or a myth, but we both know he's real." Then he gave me a knowing look.

I stared at him for a moment, trying to see if he was serious. Then I asked, "Why did you have to whisper that?"

He looked around the room like there were spies hidden in the corners and whispered, "Because anybody could be listening."

Should aliens ever actually attack Earth, they won't get a thing outta this kid.

Mikey Says

For the past few weeks, I have been working gi-normic amounts of overtime. Most of it from home, thanks to cable modem. My kids have definitely felt the sting of mom not being available to them, but none more so than Mikey, my 10 year old.

When he came home from school at 4:15 to find me at the computer yet again he said, "Mom, you look stressed." I told him I was so busy I didn't know which end was up.

To which he solemnly advised me...

"It's the end with your kids on it, mom!"

Yeah, I know. You wish he was yours. But you can't have him. He's mine.

Allllllllllllll mine.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm taking someone out for pizza.


Friday, November 25, 2005

Monkey See, Monkey Do

10 Favorites…

Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite Food: Grits with heavy cream, sugar and lotsa butter
Favorite Band/Singer: Luther Vandross
Favorite Hobby: Chillin with the children
Favorite Movie: The Jerk, As Good As It Gets
Favorite Sport: Football, since Mikey plays
Favorite Season: Fall
Favorite Day of the Week: Saturday
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Persimmon from the place in Nashville
Favorite Time of Day: Bedtime

9 Currents…

Current Mood: Antsy - I want to go shopping, but I'm trying to be good!
Current Clothes: Pink fuzzy socks, inside-out nightgown and my pink fuzzy robe.
Current Underwear Color: Blue & Pink boyshorts
Current Desktop Picture: Jeff and Stephie-Pie
Current Nail Color: Mauvin to Mongolia
Current Time: 2:06pm
Current Surroundings: Joel's bedroom
Current Annoyances: It's a bit chilly in here
Current Thoughts: I want to go shopping!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8 Firsts…

First Best Friend: My guardian angel
First Screen Name: twilight
First Pet: A mutt named Snookie
First Tattoo: None...yet
First Love: Jack Alan Hignite
Music Group: Well, it was Donny Osmond
First Car: 1970 canary yellow Vega hatchback

7 Lasts…

Last Cigarette: That would be a big, fat never
Last Drink: Hot Chamomile tea, made by myRachel
LastTime on Drugs: Midol a few days ago
Last Kiss: A boy who drove from PA to see me
Last Movie Watched: Austin Powers, the first one
Last CD Played: Luther

6 Have You Evers…

Have you ever dated one of your best friends? No
Have you ever broken the law? Yes
Have you ever been arrested? No
Have you ever skinny dipped? Yes
Have you ever been on television? I think maybe when I was younger
Have you ever kissed someone you didn’t know? Yes

5 Places You’ve Been…

My Happy Place

4 People...

4 People You Can Tell Anything To…

My Momma
My Sister

3 Things…

3 things you can hear right now:
Mikey and Austin laughing
Smashmouth singing I'm A Believer
the keys clicking on the keyboard

3 things you can’t live without:
My Kids
My Family
My Friends

3 things you do when you’re bored:
Play on the Internet

2 Choices...

Black or white: Black

Hot or cold: Cold

1 Thing You Want To Do Before You Die…

I want to know absolutely in my heart and soul that my children are happy with themselves and with the lives they live.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Because Sometimes You Gotta Follow the Crowd...

All about...who else? ME!

1. Spell your first name backwards: ANIT

2. Story behind your name: I think my Grandma Reka wanted me to be named Michelle. My mother wanted Tina. I'm glad my momma won! :)

3. How old are you: A very satisfied 38

4. Where do you live: East side of Indy


5. Wallet: Hot pink and lime green

6. Toothbrush: Pink and white with a pink brush cover

7. Jewelry worn daily: Silver hoop earrings, silver butterfly bracelet, silver Citizen's watch. Maybe a ring now and then.

8. Pillow cover right now: Cream 450 thread count Egyptian cotton

9. Sunglasses: Well, they were these cute pink ones with sparklies on the sides. But...they fell out of my purse in the driveway and I smushed them with my car. They're in a landfill somewhere now.

10. Favorite shirt: Black satin camisole with my burgundy crushed velvet jacket

11. Cologne/Perfume: White Shoulders, of course

12. CD in stereo right now: An R&B love song mix

13. Piercings: Ears twice

14. What you are wearing now: Black and white Barbie jammie crop pants with hot pink bows at the ankles and a hot pink tank top. I'm lounging!

15. Wishing: That my grandma Reka was here with me

16. Wanting: To continue on with this particular phase of my life. I am looking forward to each tomorrow, being me, and enjoying my surroundings.

17. After this: Finish up writing a training course on a new piece of software my company purchased.

18. If you could get away with it and murder anyone who would it be? Murder's not really my style. I prefer that the people I dislike live, so they can see how happy I am and then die of jealousy! One caveat. If you fuck with my children, you will die. Period. I don't care whether I get away with it or not. And it would not be murder. It would be a mother's justice.

19. Person you wish you could see right now: My momma

20. Favorite movie: The Jerk

21. Something you're looking forward to in the coming week: Trans-Siberian!!!

22. The last thing you ate: Cheese pizza (thanks to my Jessie-Pie)

23. Something you are deathly afraid of: Someone hurting one of my children. See #18.

24. Do you believe in love at first sight? Let's see... My definition of love is when someone protects your heart at all costs, even if it's from themselves. So, the question becomes, do I believe that at first sight someone would care enough about me to do that? No, I don't. And if they say they do, it's certainly a lie. Only by getting to know one another can you find love.

25. What is the longest you've ever stayed up? About 37 hours - when Sammy went missing one Friday. It felt more like 1,000 hours. I was so scared that I didn't notice I was tired.

26. Can you eat with chopsticks? Yes, but after about 10 minutes of managing to get very little food in my mouth, I opt for the fork.

27. What's something that you wish people would understand better: That it's our job to be human

28. What's something you wish you could understand better? Life

29. What is something that you wish was still around? I really liked Atari


30. How many people have you kissed? I can't count that high

31. Would you sacrifice your favorite possession for your best friend: Without hesitation


32. Where is your favorite place to shop? Dang, I can't choose just one place

33. Have any tattoos: Nope

34. What is your favorite thing to wear: As little as possible

35. How much is the most you've ever spent on a single item of clothing: I wouldn't brag about spending a lot of money on a single item. I would, however, be happy to tell you about the bargains I find!

36. Who is the least fashionable person you know? I really shouldn't judge other people's fashion sense. I mean, HAVE YOU SEEN ME? LOL :)

37. What is the worst trend you see today- ugly trends? That "sense of entitlement" attitude people wear. It's terribly unbecoming on even the most beautiful/handsome person.

38. Do you do drugs? Nah. Nothing interesting, anyway.

39. What would you change about yourself? I would say maybe that bit of fat hanging from my jawline. No, I can't change that - it was a gift from my grandmother. I know! My pot belly! But wait, I would never change that because it's a gift from my children. Maybe my hair color. Nope, mom gave it to me. My height perhaps, but it's the only thing my biological father ever gave me. Let's see... I know what I'd change! NOT A DAMN THING.

40. What are essentials in your life ? My children, family, friends and a nice, comfy bed.

That is all.