Thursday, September 29, 2005

rita, Rita, RITA!!!

I am so tired of hearing about Rita. If you were affected by the hurricane I am so sorry, but if you are one of the 3.5 million people in Houston that was not, I bet you feel the same way I do when I say, let’s move on already!

Yesterday, I was watching one of the shows that I TiVoed that aired last Wednesday night (before Rita), I can see how people felt like grabbing their kids and running for the hills. The bottom of the screen had a scroll that pretty much said “Leave Now” flashing constantly across the screen.

We got back home from our vacation on Sunday. The airport was pretty empty and so were the streets. On the way home from the airport there was an eerie feeling in the air, it was like walking through a carnival after it closes; there are wrappers and trash on the floor and the look of chaos all around, but there is no one around to tell you what happened.

The home was ok, only a massive amount of branches and pine needles. Some roof shingles came off, but the roof is not leaking.

On Monday we decided to go to Sam’s and pick up some items. When we got there we thought the store was closed because there were only a couple of cars in the parking lot, but nope, it was opened. It was been nice having less people in Houston though, no lines, no parking problems, no traffic.

I will post some pics of the vacation a little later. Right now I am catching up on work and TiVo. I am also trying to stay away from those meteorologists that are predicting that another terrible storm is heading for, yes, you guess it, Houston.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Rita, Rita, Go Away, Come Again Some Other Day

Where am I?? Well, I am on vacation in Orlando, Florida and it looks like it will be an extended vacation since I will not be able to make it back home on Saturday night like I was supposed to.

From over here in Orlando what is going on in Houston looks totally scary. I am glad I am over here, eventhough I am completely worried about my house, my friends and family.

I hope you all Houstonians are doing well. Please be careful. Much Love.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005


There is just one major blogging rule that I follow and that is…

NEVER, ever, ever, blog about someone you know. There could be that small chance that the person stumbles on your blog, just to see what is new, and reads the horrific things you have said about them and their issues, mostly mental in my case, and make such a BIG deal about them that the issue that you had to begin with seems small in comparison. Totally NOT worth it!

I have never meanly blogged about anyone. I am a lover not a fighter and think that there are other million things to discuss or bash, like, lets say, Tom Cruise, his craziness, and his stupid and predictable War Of The Worlds movie, but that is another post entirely. See? I am clearly a lover.

Do not get me wrong, I do have a mean streak, come down girl! Not now, that would like to come out once in a while, like now. This is all I will say on the subject. Some people are crazy, they go and fuck up and want everyone else to share in the “cleaning up” responsibility, fuck that. You created the monster you clean it up!!!

You guys go on and have a beautiful day now. Much Love.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

We Will Never Forget

Photo Collage - the day that will live in our memory forever.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Lending a Hand

Today will be a nice day. I will be having lunch with Hanna from Mish Mish. She works right across the street from my house, small world.

After lunch, I am volunteering at the George R. Brown (where the evacuees are housed) for HISD (Houston Independent School District). I, well, me and countless others, will be in charge of registering the kiddos in area schools.

I will be there from 1pm to 10pm, at first I was like WHAT? But it is for a good cause so I am ok with it – I hope, I will let you guys know how it went.

Thursday, September 08, 2005


Is anyone out there watching It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Starved, or Rescue Me? I am completely hooked on all those shows. I feel I am the only person in the world watching FX until Nip/Tuck starts on the 20th (yippie!!!).

I am looking forward to Reunion tonight on Fox, primarily because of Sean Faris. I really liked him in Life As We Know It.

Ok, I don’t know why I am blogging about my tv watching, I guess I want my voodoo curse to go away. JR always teases me by telling me that if I like a show it will most likely be cancelled within a season or two. Poor LAWKI was cancelled halfway through the season; ABC never aired the last two shows. Dead Like Me, I just LOVE that show and it was cancelled after two seasons. WTF??

I really hope Sunny and Starved make it (appeal to those mighty TV Gods). The shows are funny, yes, in my kind of way, but still funny without being in-your-face about it and without those annoying laugh tracks. I catch myself laughing, or what I consider laughter - a loud, unladylike, and unapologetic sound that is emitted from my body – when I watch the shows and for that I am thankful. I will keep my fingers crossed, but will not hold my breath.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

"When I Was Your Age I Had To Walk..."

Tonight before her bedtime, I was reading Baby Girl a book titled Charming Opal. The book is about a little girl pig that has a loose tooth, looses the tooth, finds it, and gets a visit from the Tooth Fairy.

After the book was over I had the following conversation with Baby Girl –

BG: “Does the Tooth Fairy live in Texas?”

Me: “Yes”

BG: “How does she know where I live?”

Me: “When you start getting some loose teeth I will email her and give her the address”.

BG: “When you were little did the Tooth Fairy visit you?”

Me: “Yes, but we did not have email, my mom had to send her a letter by mail. (I thinking this was not clear had to elaborate) See, when I was little we did not have computers”

BG: “You did not have computers??” She said sounding very amazed.

Me: “Computers were not around when I was little. If we had to get in touch with someone we actually had to get a pen and paper out and write them. I did not have a computer when I was little like you do today”

I could not control myself and started to laugh, I actually sounded like my grandmother when she told me about her first ride in a car! Oh, no, I had come up with my own version of “walking to school in a foot of snow” old-timer story. I feel really old right about now.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Biting The Hand That Feeds You

The Office Depot and the Kroger (grocery store), as well are other stores down the street from the Astrodome, where the refugees are housed, have had to close their doors for some time due to the fact that people were going in there to steal. Ok, I can understand stealing food and water, but what the hell are they doing with Post-its??

There have been reports of rape at both the Astrodome and in the Superdome. And more than 30 fire arms were confiscated from the refugees when they arrived in Houston.

The reason some of these individuals were not able to leave New Orleans when the evacuation began was because they did not have the means or the way to do so. These are people that EXPECT to be taken care of. My one question is…will these people be bused back?

Do not get me wrong, I am not talking about the handicapped, children, elderly, or sick, I am talking about the strong men and women that are able to break a store window, grab a TV, and then carry it down the street! (I have a hard time carrying my 6 month old for more than a block).

On the other hand, I have to give Kudos to the companies and corporations that are making it easier for individuals affected by the hurricane. Chase Bank is giving their employees a job here in Houston as well as $1500. Apartment complexes are having “free” move-in and limited lease agreements. And area universities are taking in Louisiana students rather quickly.

I have no problem helping people that are willing to help themselves; yesterday I saw a car that had “Thank You Texas” painted on its back window, hey, someone is appreciative.

I do have a problem with helping people that use our stores for practice drills. The ones that do not want to loose their stealing touch for when they are out in the real world, most likely the streets of Houston.

Thursday, September 01, 2005


I can not believe it. Gays are being blamed for the destruction caused by Katrina to New Orleans. The “Christians” are saying that God destroyed New Orleans because it was a “Wicked” city full of sin. This Labor Day weekend was to be the 34th celebration of Southern Decadence, a majority gay party. The “Christians” are saying that the party was a reason God got rid of The Big Easy. You can read the stupid statement here.

These “Christians” have their head so far up their ass to see the real devastation and hurt that the hurricane has caused. The feel no pain for the thousands left homeless since “the tolerated and put up with the (gay) behavior”.

And by the way, after the flood didn’t God say in the Bible that he would never again destroy the earth with water? Huh? Idiots!