Monday, October 30, 2006


Coming up next on What a Day...the ultimate dilemma.

Chubby Hubby or pumpkin cheesecake. Which one will she choose?

(Umm, let's see. We don't even have to wait for that answer. I went for both.)

And a quote from RD:
"I have CDO. It's like obsessive-compulsive disorder, only it's in alphabetical order as it should be."

Heart traeH

DEAR ABBY: Can you please resolve a problem for me? I want to know the proper etiquette for wearing a heart-shaped diamond ring. Do you wear it
with the point facing you or facing the tip of your finger? -- "Judy" in WV

DEAR "JUDY": According to Michael Botsko, director of the Tiffany jewelry store in LA's Century City, the stone should be worn with the point facing outward -- so that when you extend your hand, people won't mistake it for one that's round or oval. --ABBY

Dear "Judy": The answer, according to me, is that if you didn't wear a heart-shaped diamond in the first place, you wouldn't have this problem. --Me


Mr. Weather says it's going to be 80 degrees today. I'd complain that it's October, and that it should be freezing already, but I don't know. One more relaxing warm afternoon before the temperature drops for good might just be a nice thing.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

It's About Time

It's finally here. I've been waiting years for this...

It's finally come to west Texas. Chubby Hubby, ladies and gentlemen. Ben & Jerry's creme de la creme, #1, top of the line, my absolute favorite heavenly ice cream.

Fudge-covered peanut butter filled pretzels in a vanilla malt, peanut butter and chocolate swirled ice cream.

There are just not enough words to explain my joy...

Friday, October 27, 2006


It seems like the earlier I intend to go to bed, the later I actually get there. Maybe I should do the opposite. Tomorrow night I'm shooting for 3 am.

Thursday, October 26, 2006


So "some" people might say I'm a little obsessive-compulsive and, well, crazy about certain things. I personally have no idea what they're talking about. But I wanted to tell you about a little number called 6:54, and my positive attitude.

For as long as I can remember (or from age 12 or so,) the time I see most often on the clock is, you guessed it, 6:54. No clue why; it's just always stuck out. And every time I saw it, I cringed (fellow ocd-ers, you know how some things just feel right or wrong, right?) It must be a "creepy" number, a bad-day number, I thought. AM or PM, didn't matter. And this is an almost daily thing (so you can guess how many Melissa-ocd-induced bad days I had during my impressionable teenage years.)

Well, about 6 years ago, I decided to take 6:54 by the horns. I turned that frown upside down and thought, maybe it's a good number. Maybe every time I see it, we could be friends instead of bad-day enemies. *sunshine and sparkle*

So ever since, every time I see dear 6:54, I smile that secret smile, and think of everything we've been through. Whatta pal.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

# 1 On My List

One of the best books ever - this book was made for ME! It not only has adorable artistic kitty pictures (with names and stories about each pic), but kick-a quotes throughout the whole thing!

Top of the list, people.

Smitten: A Kitten's Guide to Happiness, by Rachael Hale

Thank you, dear James, for knowing me so well (and loving me just the same :)

Monday, October 23, 2006

Funny from RD

Sitting in a hospital waiting room, I watched a woman helping her son finish a crossword puzzle.
"Mom," he asked, "what fits here?"
"It's man's best friend," she hinted.
The boy thought for a second then guessed, "Duct tape?"

Scientists now say that people should not use their cell phones outdoors during thunderstorms because of the risk of being struck by lightening. You should also avoid using them in movie theaters becasue of the risk of being strangled.

Saturday, October 21, 2006


What a beautiful day outside! The sun's a-shinin', the breeze is a-breezin', the birds are a-chirpin', the temperature is a-...well, it's good.

I hope everyone out there has a really really good day.

Friday, October 20, 2006


I have been nibbling on one of the heavenly (quadruple-dark-chocolate-chunk-milk-chocolate-chunk-chocolate-chip-with-hershey-kisses-on-top) cookies all afternoon, and have saved the very best for last (I ate around all the hershey kisses - they're my favorite!)

But my tummy hurts.

Don't you hate it when that happens? You save the best bite for last, and then get full before you finish.

What a stinker.

Oh, and I had a breakthrough tonight - I learned how to write cute. And not just cute cute, but, like, cheerleading cute. It was a hurdle, but I jumped over it (and it only took me 20-some-odd years.)

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Only in America... people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke. we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


New true Italian friend = homemade gnocci and homemade tirimisu

Ooo, boy-o, were they ever good!

May I have some more, please?

Monday, October 16, 2006

Ho Hum

Last night I watched Law & Order SVU from 11-12 midnight. Then I proceeded to watch CSI from 12-1:00 am. And I had seen it before. At least once. What was I thinking? The perp would be someone different? That the grotesquely bloated dude who had been in the bathtub for four days would jump up and live this time?

All this to say that I'm tired. And I sometimes make bad decisions (especially about late night crime shows...)

By the way, I had fun this weekend! It was good to see everyone, and to spend quality "family" time together.
The Phase 10 Queen

Saturday, October 14, 2006


4000 - hot damn!!!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

My letter to Annabelle

Thank you, sweet Annabelle, for so many things…

Thank you for being so snuggly, and for your rumbling purr
Thank you for letting me hold you on your back to cuddle
Thank you for running to the door whenever you heard my car pull up, waiting for me to come in. It always made me smile to see your little orange face peeking out. Also, when the door was closed, for being right there, purring against my legs as if you hadn’t seen me for days, instead of just a few hours before
Thank you for meowing and meowing (and meowing) for food before bedtime, even though you had a bit left in your bowl. You only wanted to have a little more, just in case you ran out during the night
Thank you for sitting on the desk next to me whenever I was on the computer, batting around whatever happened to be in your "spot"
Thank you for squinting your eyes at me, which meant you were happy and content
Thank you for scratching and clawing at the carpet outside our bedroom door at 4:30 in the morning. It drove me crazy, but you were just lonely and wanted to say hi
Thank you for loving the Husband so much he decided that you could be a full-time "indoor cat"
Thank you for bouncing around whenever I came around the corner, and literally climbing the walls…just because. It made me laugh every time
And thank you for sitting on my lap the whole time on the way to the vet yesterday. I know it’s because you didn’t feel good, but I didn’t know I wouldn’t bring you back home with me, so it meant a lot

Thank you, Annabelle, for being just an all-around good kitty, and part of our family.

We’ll miss you…

It's an ADVERB

George Strait's new song drives me absolutely crazy...

"It Just Comes Natural"


Enough said.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Happy Happy Joy Joy

Lost favorite CD 6 months ago.
Hoped for 6 months that I would find it.
Resigned last week that it had gone forever to CD heaven.
Ordered new one.
Received yesterday.
Will put on computer today so this tragedy will never happen again.
Everything's better now.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Update

Ooooooowwwwwwww! (but totally worth it)

Monday, October 09, 2006

And It's Raining

Oh, Monday...


Oh, four day week with family at the end...

Not yuck.

(Thank you for coming, M & C. You brightened my month - and my bathroom walls :)

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Thursday, October 05, 2006


"I bought a cactus. A week later it died. And I got depressed, because I thought Damn. I am less nurturing than a desert."

-Demetri Martin


"NEVER upstage a man. Don't top his joke, even if you have to bite your tongue to keep from doing it."

"Never launch loudly into your own opinions on a subject - whether it's petunias or politics. Instead draw out his ideas to which you can gracefully add your footnotes from time to time."

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Don't Talk To Me, I'm Too Upset

Something terrible has happened. Horrible. I can't even think about anything else, let alone write about it. I...I missed the Bachelor Season Premier. I can never get that back.


Monday, October 02, 2006

Zippy Goes to the Health Food Store

"When you encounter stumbling blocks and temptations, remind yourself why you want to be slender - to attract and please the man in your life."

"Invade the health food store. They have marvelous nutritious goodies to tickle your palate." (Yeah, that sea kelp really hits the spot, I tell you what.)

"Search for some new hobbies and fresh interests to take you mind off food. Spend extra time on your hair, your makeup and your grooming." (My hair doesn't taste as good as pizza.)

Today is National Name Your Car Day! Watch out, Zippy - here I come!

Tomorrow is National Virus Appreciation Day. What the heck? What am I supposed to say? "Thank you, Mr. Flu, for making me feel so wretched and awful that I lost 8 pounds in four days?" As much fun as that was...

In other news, I learned all my favorite curse words in Italian tonight - how awesome is that! (But I will only use them to yell when I'm driving by myself, don't worry. I never cuss other than in the car.)