Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I want to be like Riley!

I want to be like Riley! He enjoys life to it's fullest!
He does everything with enthusiasm! If he was a person, he would be a cheerleader for sure!


He loves to go for walks. He finds any stick that is out there and has to carry it around, hoping that you will thow it for him.
The stick is always slimey. Then let's talk about all the bark on his tongue!
Any day that Riley gets to go for a walk is the most awesmome day ever in his world!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Ice Skating

We all know that I am a "Hellion on Wheels", well, I am a "Bitch on Blades" as well! At one time in my life, I was quite the figure skater. I wanted to be the next Dorothy Hamill.

It's been quite a few years since I've been on ice skates. I lost my old skates. I found a nice pair of Reidell's on Ebay and I bought them! I headed to our local rink today. While there, I saw a little friend from The Purple Pinkie, Lexi Turek! After about an hour of equipment malfunction (the tongue of the skate kept curling, cutting into my ankle) I was finally starting to get my groove back.

During the last 10 minutes of open skate, I finally decided to skate backwards. I skate better backwards on ice. I will definately be going back, but I will be sure to get my skates sharpened first!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Remembering Lucy Rudd

I was on the road all weekend, teaching nail classes. As I was on Interstate 80, last night, I was listening to a country station. That isn't my first choice of genre of music, however it was a station that was coming in nice and clear. A ways down the road, a song came on. I had no idea why, but I got this strange feeling come over me. I got this big knot in my stomach and I had a stong urge to cry. What the heck? A ways into the song, a vision popped into my head, Lucy Rudd. It then clicked in my head that the song playing "God Bless the Broken Road" was the song that was playing in Lucy's photo memorial montage at Goldstock. Then the tears came.

Isn't it amazing tht this was the second time in my life that I heard this song, the first time was at Goldstock at the Candle Ceremony. It is now two months later and that song totally brought all those visions and memorys back of that wonderful, sweet, golden girl. I can honestly say, that I don't think I will ever be able to hear that song without crying.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Maida Steel's Birthday

We all went out last night to celebrate Maida Steel's birthday. It's been quite some time since I went "clubbing" God, do I feel old. After starting the evening out at Primanti's for dinner, we headed to Station Square.

Our first stop was Matrix. There are four different rooms there. The first room was the "Salsa" room. We had to get out of there fast. Too many Charros there (Cootchie, Cootchie). We then wandered into the "Liquid" room, no one was in there.

We then went into the "Hip Hop" room. This was one of the most crowded rooms. Lots of scantily-clad girls dancing on platforms. Next, the "Retro" room. It was in this room, with The Bee Gees, Stayin' Alive blaring, that I got felt up for the first time of the evening. Mind you, it was only my left arm, but what gives a perfect stranger the right to rub my arm up and down as they pass?

The youngsters stay and Twiggy, Adam and I head back to Liquid for people watching. We watched this old dude and his girl totally dance their faces off. I took some amusing videos, but because of the flashing lights, they didn't turn out.

We then started watching this gal. All night long, we were waiting for her to show us her "Britney". She did not disappoint us, however, thank goodness she DID have panties on. Adam kept predicting that she was going to fall backwards over the railing. She probably did, but we left and didn't get to see it.
Next stop, Saddle Ridge, so Maida could ride the bull. I absolutely hate to admit it, but I totally fit in at this place. I guess there is a little redneck in me after all.
So, they all go get in line to ride the bull. I am scoping out a spot to take photos. I decide to head over to where they are standing in line and as I am making my way there, I pass this guy and he looks at me and under his drunk breath says "Damn, you're cute". As I reach my friends and start talking to them, this same dude walks past and totally smacks me on the ass. Okay, nothing makes me want to punch a guy more than when they smack me on the ass uninvited. Come on guys, personal space!!! Do you really think that is going to get you anywhere???
So I watch Mel, Maida and Adam ride the bull.

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We then head for the dance floor. This was actually fun! We met some real characters, like this couple. The guy was totally smashed. His partner was totally trying to hold him up. We referred to them as Summer and Fall, she was Summer because she had Summer Teeth (summer there and summer not) and he kept Falling! At one point, he was sitting on the floor in his own puke.
Happy Birthday, Maida Steel! I love you and I hope you had an awesome night and enjoyed your birthday spanking from Mel Practice!






Wednesday, November 7, 2007

I miss my Mom

I hate this time of year. Really, I do. I wake up every morning feeling like crap. I start to get very depressed. So, it's no surprise that I am feeling this way, it happens every year.

Lately, I've been very sad about my Mom. I miss her. Yes, she is still here and all, but she is not the same Mom she used to be. I miss my Mom.

My Mom was great. My Mom used to be me, just in an older form. I got my independent attitude from her, my outspoken nature as well as my get-go and my outgoing personality. My Mom was all of that and then some. It just saddens me now to see her not want to do anything but lay in a bed all day long and watch M*A*S*H.

She's not depressed. She's totally happy, totally content to live her life in a nursing home, laying around, watching TV and having others wait on her hand and foot. It kills me. She's 60, she has so much left to live for. Who am I, though, to tell her how to live her life.

She is disabled, due to her renal disease. Top that off with not having the use of her right arm, her dominate arm and she needs assistance to live day to day. She shouldn't need total assistance, though.

I used to get really angry when I would go to see her. Angry that she wants to live this way. Angry that I feel cheated out of at least 10 years with my mother. Angry to the point that I didn't enjoy seeing her or visiting with her.

Before my mother-in-law, Nancy died, we had a long talk about my Mom. She was amazed, like me, that Mom would just pretty much give up. Nancy was recovering from heart surgery at the time and wanted to do everything she could to get better and back to a normal life. Sadly this wasn't in the plan for her.

Nancy did give me some advice during one of our last conversations before she passed away. She told me that sometimes you need to take whatever bad feelings you are having, and put them in a box, on a shelf and tell yourself that you will deal with those later. Since then, I have tried doing this. I've tried to just go and enjoy being with my Mom.

For the most part, I have been successful with Nancy's advice. But some days, I just really miss my Mom. To be honest, I miss Nick's Mom too.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Working the mojo!

My mojo was in major force today. Today was The Steel City Derby Demon's first interleague bout. We played The Burning River Roller Girls from Cleveland. I head the Entertainment Committee for the league.

I am in charge of picking up our sound equipment before every home bout. I did so today, like I have for just about every other bout. Today, though, my go-to person at the store asked me out. I politely told him I was married and all was well. How cute, though. It's been a long time since someone asked me out!

Then, at the bout, we had a group of five, older men sing The National Anthem, do-wop style. When they were finished, I collected their mikes and one of them thanked me for everything and proceeded to KISS me! Yoy!

I then got my picture taken with The Steel Man. This dude was awesome! He even let me wear The Steel Man necklace!!! He actually won the Pro Pittbsurgh (aka Anti Cleveland) Fan award!!
So, my mojo was mojo-ing today. Oh, and Steel City beat Cleveland! WHOO HOO! Way to go Steel Hurtin'!