Thursday, November 27, 2008


So on an every day basis, are people more thankful when things are going well or when they are going terrible? Do people forget or don't think about being thankful when everything is going their way? Or are people so angry when life stinks that they refuse to be thankful for the good things that they *do* have?

Thanksgiving is a good holiday, because most people think about being thankful, no matter what is going on in their lives.

Yay for Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I don't know what's going on, but it seems like people are dropping like flies. Although I don't know any of these people personally, I know of four people that have passed away in the last five days. They were important to people I know - an aunt, a grandmother, a father and a good family friend. It's awful when people have to deal with a great loss, but it's even worse before the holidays. What can you possibly say or do for the people that are hurting? I can't think of anything I can do that could help. I wish I could :(

Thursday, November 20, 2008


I got my stamps in the mail today. They were very well packaged and arrived in perfect shape. I'd order stamps online again - the only drawback is that I have to make sure to plan ahead. I ordered them on the 14th, so they took almost a week to get here. I should be set for a while, tho' - I even have my Christmas stamps :)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Comedy Sportz and Gilda's Club

Sunday morning, Randy was on Hardline with Hardswick to talk about the anniversary show that his Comedy Sportz club will be holding at the historic Riviera Theater.

Randy started Comedy Sportz in Buffalo 15 years ago. To celebrate, there is going to be a special show Thanksgiving weekend on Saturday, November 29th. There will be celebrities, theme basket auctions, a buffet available with the VIP tickets all in addition to lots of laughs from some really great comedy. The proceeds of the show will go to Gilda's Club, an organization that provides support for people who have cancer and their families.
It's going to be a great show for a great cause - and fun for whole family. Go!

You can hear the whole interview here:

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I wanted to post this earlier, but I had a hard time figuring out how to embed the interview... But yay for me - I did it!

Sunday, November 16, 2008


I am *still* tired.

Yesterday I spent over twelve hours working in the basement. When I was finally done last night, I couldn't keep my eyes open - I was asleep early! There is no radiant floor heat in the house yet, but we are closer. My Uncle and Randy came over yesterday and we got bunches done. Things are getting changed a little from the original plan, but the changes will definitely make things more comfortable once the system is up and running. I can't wait until it's done :) At least now the manifold is hooked up to the water heater - yay! I feel very lucky to have people willing to help me with this project. My goal is to have the system up and running Thanksgiving weekend - we'll see.

Every day this week, when I got home from work, I checked the chicken coop. I kept hoping that maybe some of my chickens had survived the attack and had come back home. Sadly, none have appeared. I had a dream last night that the two gray chickens and one of the babies came back. That is so weird. Who dreams about *chickens*??? I'm going to try chickens again in the spring - I'll have all winter to come up with a foolproof plan to keep them safe.

I've mentioned before how hard it is to get stuff done working Monday thru Friday 9-5. This week I ran out of stamps. I like the collector stamps - not the plain stamps that you always get at the supermarkets. Not being able to get to the post office to pick out pretty stamps (and not wanting to stand in line forever on Saturdays), I tried ordering stamps online. It costs an extra dollar for them to be delivered to your house, but other than that they are sold at face value. This is a trial run for me - if it works the way the post office says it does, that's probably how I'll order my stamps from now on. Isn't the internet a wonderful thing? :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


My chickens are all gone.

Sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning something got into the coop and got the chickens. The only evidence that there were birds around is bunches of feathers around the coop and yard.

I was hoping that maybe some survived, but none have returned to the coop.

They were a really good bunch of chickens. They were all pretty to look at. They all got along well. They each had their own personality. I was really looking forward to seeing the babies grow up.

I am really sad.

Friday, November 7, 2008


It's been a few of days since the election, which should be enough time for me not to blog a knee-jerk reaction to the results. I still feel the same way I did Wednesday morning when I saw who is our new President - not happy.

I am afraid of my taxes going up. I am afraid of the number of people on welfare going up. I am afraid of having to support them. I am afraid of what he wants to do with health care. I'm afraid for the security of our country. If something happens to Obama, I'm afraid of Biden. I am afraid of all the people that think his ideas for change are good. I am really afraid.

I know they say that change happens slowly. I *really* hope that any of the scary changes will happen veeeeeerrrrrrryyyyy slowly. Time will tell.


So who is more annoying: The person that is driving way under the speed limit, or the five people between me and that person that won't pass him/her?


I had ice cream for dinner tonight.

Yum :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I was number 532 when I went to vote today. I went after work and was so happy when I saw that my district had the shortest line out of them all at my polling place. Too bad the couple of people in front of me had no clue as to who they were going to vote for. Why don't people do their research at home instead of in the voting booth? I think every other line cleared through at least once before I got to vote.

I've decided to get a flu shot this year.

Years ago, I used to get sick every October and stayed that way until April. Congestion, coughing - just total misery. After a bunch of years of going through that, I finally went to see my doctor. She recommended that I get a flu shot. The following year I did and I didn't get sick. It was great. I continued to get a flu shot every year after that. Every year that is, until they had the flu shot shortage. After that, my doctor didn't give them at her office. I refuse to stand in line at the supermarket for a flu shot, so I haven't gotten once since. It's been OK tho' - I haven't been sick until last year. I had a bad cough for a couple of weeks. I don't want to go through being sick like I used to, so I figure that I'm due for a booster shot. We have the opportunity to get them at work for free on Thursday, so I'm going to go for it.

I hate shots.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Date Night

Without getting into specifics, I'm feeling compelled to write about what's going on a bit with my personal life and what I'm feeling. Randy and I have had some issues, and we are working at trying to resolve them. It's going slowly, but I think we're going in the right direction. It's hard for me to see what's waiting at the finish line tho'.

Randy has a very busy life - he has a lot of friends, interests and ambitions. He also has a lot of personal stuff going on. I think he's too busy for a girlfriend (although I can't say we are boyfriend/girlfriend. I don't know what our label is...). I feel left out of his loop a lot. His schedule is usually booked full... and even tho' I know that he would do anything I asked him to, I feel not-very-high on his Important Scale. Just the same, when we are together, I do enjoy the time I spend with him.

I think that the fact that his job situation is up in the air makes things more complicated. There is a good chance that he will probably move out-of-state. Is it worth pursuing a relationship that has no concrete goal? I don't think that I'm looking for anything too exorbitant in life... New York politics and taxes really suck, but I am happy where I am. The area is nice, my family is here and I don't really want to move. I want to get my house fixed up and be able to have time to enjoy friends, family and hobbies. I want to get llamas. I want to build and share the rest of my life with someone I love and who loves me.

I don't have a clear picture on that right now. It's hard knowing what you want and not being able to see it.

That being said, I'm hoping for the best-case scenario.

Last night we had a date night. Randy arranged a whole evening of fun for us and I had a really great time. The whole night was a surprise for me and it was revealed to me part by part.

The first thing he had planned was a visit to a corn maze. I've never been to a corn maze before, and have always wanted to go through one - so I was totally stoked when I saw what we were going to do. It was a bit on the muddy side, which we weren't prepared for, but that made it all the more fun. There were three mazes and we made it through two of them. Next year, I would love to go again when it's not muddy and at night with a flashlight!

The next part of the date was dinner at Famous Dave's. Whenever I go out to eat, my eyes are always bigger than my stomach. Dinner was totally yummy and it was fun trying all the different kinds of barbecue sauces. It was like trying all the different pancake syrups at Perkins :)

The grand finale of the evening was a show at the Lancaster Opera House - the Little Shop of Horrors. It was a great show. I've seen commercials for it on TV and knew a little of the theme song from them and I knew it was about a talking plant - but that was it. Now I know the story :) I really enjoyed the show and the music. I'm going to have the songs going through my head all week :P

It was a really nice evening and I felt very special.

Next it's my turn to plan Date Night. I hope I can come up with a night just as fun for Randy as he made it for me last night.

My wish: To be able to enjoy a whole lifetime of Date Nights.