Friday, April 28, 2006

Berried Alive!

After work I did some Targeting. I buy a lot of my groceries there now that they've made it a Super Target and a lot of the prices are better than at the grocery store. Anyway, I was strolling down one of the frozen aisles, checking out the various ice creams, and I happened upon the Ben & Jerry's section. I don't get Ben & Jerry's very often because it's more expensive - even if it is better ice cream. But today, I saw it. For the first time. Ben & Jerry's Berried Treasure Sorbet!! I grabbed it and hugged it and loved on it!! Or maybe I calmly took it out of the freezer and put it in my cart. After I dinner I decided to try it. I took a bite and my taste buds started to dance like Shakira on stage. (Actually, I just love Shakira and wish I could dance like her!) It was so dang good!! And, um, don't tell anyone, but I ate the whole pint! I just couldn't stop. I even wrote to Mr. Ben & Mr. Jerry to tell them how much I loved it. Yes, really.

I just wanted to share the treasure I found. :)

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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Tidbits

The last few days have not been much fun for me. I missed two days of work because of bad headaches, sinuses, and my body just (apparently) hating me in general. So now I'm taking a break from catching up at work to type this.

My mom had some funny little stories from her trip to my cousin's wedding, including two mallard ducks mating right before the ceremony up at the front! She also said that she saw a little joke decorative plaque at my cousin's house that read "If you are what you eat, then I'm easy, fast, and cheap." So funny!! :)

Quote for the Day:
In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame,two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.
-- John Adams

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Sunday, April 23, 2006

The Feeling of Inanimate Objects

I am a sap. I've known that for a long time. But now I'm confessing it to the world.

This past Friday, my computer chair broke. It was already on its last leg and I was planning on getting a new one, but Friday morning I sat down and it dumped me on the floor. So that evening after work I bought a new one (which I love!). I dragged the broken one out to the dumpster and left it next to the dumpster, since I didn't feel like trying to lift it up over my head to dump it in. The next day, I could see it laying on its side in front of the dumpster. My guess is that someone thought it was still good, sat on it, and discovered why it was out by the dumpster. I was sad. My broken chair was sprawled out there on the pavement like a piece of trash - even though it was. I actually considered taking out some random trash just so I could set it up like a chair again. Fortunately, not long after, one of the grounds guys was going around picking up trash and put it into the dumpster. I couldn't see it any more, so I didn't feel so bad.

When I was a kid and I had a box of crayons, I would actually feel bad for the less-popular colors that didn't get used much. When Master was here, we were watching some animal rescue program on Animal Planet and I cried about puppies that died. (Yes, I know puppies aren't inanimate objects, but I didn't even know these puppies!) I feel bad about throwing out shoes that I've worn out just because they're shoes that I like and have been good to me.

My name is Suzy and I'm a sap, even about inanimate objects.

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Friday, April 21, 2006

A Little More Mo


Elmo would've been 13 this week. We never knew exactly when his birthday was. I just counted back how many weeks old he was when we got him and realized that his birthday was basically about when mine was. So we just considered his birthday to be the same as mine. The end of this month will be six months that he's been gone. I cried just this morning about missing him. A song came up on my playlist ("I Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You" - Colin Hay) that always makes me think of him being gone. And I just cried all over again. Is it crazy to miss a cat this much?

This picture, even though it didn't turn out that great, ended up being the last picture I took of Mo. I also didn't know when I took it that it would only be the next day that he'd be put to sleep. You can kind of see by his fur how dehydrated he was, my poor baby. Anyway, he's just been on my mind today.

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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Jealous of Cleveland?

A few years ago, Mom and I were waiting for a flight in the Dayton airport. We started talking about the different airports we'd been to, and then we started actually counting them up. I only had a few more than she did, which felt like a bit of a triumph!

Tomorrow morning, Mom is leaving to fly to NC for my cousin's wedding, which means she'll get to add Charlotte to her list. However, she has connecting flights both coming and going through Cleveland. I told her it's twisted that I'm actually jealous about this because she's going to get a couple more airports for her list and may actually be ahead of me! (I am also jealous because I'd love to be there for the wedding.) I never thought I'd be jealous of anyone going to Cleveland (aka The Mistake on the Lake).

For those of you who are curious, here's my list:
Dayton
Cincinnati
Indianapolis
St. Louis
Atlanta
Miami
DFW
Abilene
Lubbock
Houston Hobby
Houston Int'l
Colorado Springs
Chicago O'Hare
Chicago Midway
Phoenix
Palm Springs
Seattle
London Gatwick
London Heathrow
Dublin
Edinburgh (Scotland)
Rome
Madrid
Edmonton

I'm kind of proud of that list.

By the way, I'm enjoying my view from the 14th floor much more now that things are getting so green! :)

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Happy Birthday to Me

Today is my 28th birthday. And how did I celebrate it? By starting my period and spending $260 on my car. I can't take all this fun!!

It is nice to have my car fixed though. It's running like its old self again (emphasis on old). And now I can drive around and not feel like I'm disturbing the other drivers. Or myself if my window's down. That's my car - still hanging in there after all this abuse. :)

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Monday, April 17, 2006

Granna's Rhyme

I received a birthday card from my grandmother - Granna - today. Inside she wrote that she hadn't heard any Easter rhymes, but she did know one:

The gum-chewing boy and the cud-chewing cow
Seem to me alike somehow;
There's a difference, though,
I see it now -
It's the thoughtful look on the face of the cow!

I love her, she's so cute. :)


So, the good news is that they can fix both my muffler and the belt that's causing the squealing and it's not going to send me to the poor house. It'll be ready tomorrow mid-morning and I already called my boss to make sure it's okay if I'm a little late. So that makes me happy. :)

Random question: is anyone else having trouble reading my previous post? Master said He had to highlight it in order to read it, but it comes up fine for me. Anyone else?

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For Master

This morning I opened my curtains and then laid back down for a bit. I was looking out the window at the dark clouds moving away and the faint moon as the sun came up. I was thinking of You being there with me, us tangled together, Your hand on my breast. I was thinking of what it was like to feel Your loving gaze on me. I missed You so much, ached for You so badly, I almost couldn't breathe. I love You forever, my Everything.

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Sunday, April 16, 2006

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone!

I discovered yesterday that my muffler was already somewhat not working is now partially hanging off my car and sometimes scraping the ground when I drive. Oh goody! So I'll be calling the muffler shop first thing tomorrow morning to see if I can bring it by after work tomorrow to see what the damage is going to be. I'm also going to ask if they can adjust my serpentine belt or put in a new adjuster - like the oil change shop said I needed, which I'm not sure I believe - or if that's beyond what their muffler shop can handle. So keep your fingers crossed for me and my pitiful old car!

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Friday, April 14, 2006

Chiggers & Bees

Last night on the phone, Master and I had a little discussion about chiggers and bees. He'd never even heard of chiggers and said it must definitely be an American thing. And then made fun of me because I said chiggers with a bit of a twang. I grew up with chiggers and didn't know any different. That's what happens when you sit in the grass in the summer. lol

We were also talking about bees. He said they only have bees up there for about a month and a half in the summer and he only knew of regular bumble bees. I started asking about sweat bees and carpenter bees. He thought I was crazy. lol He said he's never even been stung by a bee and most people he knows never have. I said everyone I know has been stung at some point. I even told him the trick of putting toothpaste on the sting to make it feel better!

Now that I've looked up info for the carpenter bees, I feel better. Several years ago, a carpenter bee landed on my head and when I tried to get it off, it got tangled in my hair and stung me. My dad was there with me, and when I told him it stung me, he said that carpenter bees can't sting. I said, "Well, if they don't sting, then they bite!" It was more painful than a regular bee sting too, but part of that may be because it was on my head. In any case, now I know I wasn't crazy! Well, not about that anyway. ;)

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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Randomness

I did some Targeting this evening. I found a flavor of ice cream from Edy's that I hadn't seen before. It's vanilla rasberry swirl that's no sugar added because it's made with Splenda! So I tried it. It's fairly good, but it has a bit of an aftertaste, so I probably won't buy it often.

I was also excited because they had the new Dr. Pepper Berries & Cream! I saw it for the first time with Master when we were in Ohio at my mom's. I really like it, but I was trying not to drink the cans we bought so that they would last until I could buy it here. And now I can! That makes me happy. :)

Now I have to go buy a wedding present online for someone I haven't seen since sometime in college and haven't actually heard from - except for the wedding invite - for a few years. Sometimes it sucks to be nice. lol

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Today

I feel completely unmotivated right now. I'm not exactly blah. I just don't feel like working. It keeps feeling like Friday to me for some reason, so that may be part of the problem. And the fact that the weather is beautiful. Let's hope I don't try to escape.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Busy Day

Well, my day started about 25 minutes before my alarm with a bloody nose. A serious bloody nose. For a while I just stood over the bathroom sink and let it drip out. Pretty, eh?

I actually had a kind of busy day at work... for once. It was nice! The day just flew by. Of course, it's helps that the boss took me and the other temp out to lunch and were were gone nearly two hours! I ordered a chicken dish that ended up being the size of Rhode Island! I barely made a dent in it and what was left almost didn't fit in the aluminum container the size of a large plate. The really fun part was that I got nearly as much food on my, um, "shelf" as I did in my mouth. Made it look like I shouldn't be taken out in public to eat. I'm trying to get the spots out, but with it being red sauce I'm afraid that shirt may end up being sacrificed to the lunch gods and become one of my "around the house" shirts. So my nose can bleed on it.

Anyway, it was great to be busier at work and since I have a few new projects to work on, it looks like I'll be able to stay busier for at least a week or two. My boss is already talking about how sad she is that I have to leave when I move to Edmonton. That makes a girl feel good! :)

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Sunday, April 09, 2006

Sunday Babble

What do I say about my last post? Not much. I learn as I go.

Yesterday was an exciting wildlife day around here. For one thing, there were two mourning doves out in the tree again! I don't know if it's a new pair or the surviving dove from the original pair hooked up with a younger, larger chested dove (okay, I'm making that up), but I was happy to see them! And by what they appeared to be trying to do, I'd say that they were, um, happy too. The other excitement was that my squirrel actually ate from my fingers! He showed up, so I opened the door to put out some nuts and he was waiting right there. So I knelt down, tossed out a couple nuts so he'd see that it was okay, and then I held out a nut one by one and he took them from between my fingers in his mouth! It was really fun. I'm also wondering if I'm mistaken in calling my squirrel a him since I saw what may have been a nipple. But since I don't exactly have the ability to really, uh, lift up the tail and check, I'll just stick with "him" for now. Besides, isn't it usually the men that are obsessed with nuts? :P

I think that's it for now. For anyone who's keeping track, my token count on Pogo is now 2,549,245.

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Saturday, April 08, 2006

Confession

Sometimes I worry that I'll be continually disappointed by Master's lack of thoughtfulness.

This came up last night - again - for me because my mom's birthday is next week. Master had originally said he was going to send her a card, but kept forgetting to buy one, and with him being in Canada, he's got to send it at least a week in advance for it to get there on time. Which means it's already too late. But he buys a card last night and when he tells me about it, I realize it could either be funny or insulting. Since he and Mom just met and don't know each other that well, we don't want to take any chances. I was disappointed that none of this occurred to him, to buy a card sooner and to make sure it wouldn't be insulting. Just like I was disappointed that he couldn't be bothered to remember Valentine's Day ahead of time. Just like I've been disapointed by the fact that he said a long time ago that he would send me a dozen roses sometime - because he knows that no one ever has - I've never received even one flower from him.

So here's my question: do I have good reason to be disappointed or am I expecting too much and should just get over it?


Edited an hour and a half later: I just checked my mail and received my b-day gift from Master today, even though it's still 10 days til my birthday. So he gets points for that one!

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Thursday, April 06, 2006

Thursday the 6th

It's going to be another slow day. My boss won't be back until tomorrow. She broke her wrist in a fall last week, so these unplanned days off are all as a result of that. That may mean I'll actually be busy tomorrow, which would be kind of nice.

I took a picture of my squirrel yesterday. Yesterday morning I had put out the two leftover blueberry muffins my mom had sent back with Master and me - along with a TON of other leftovers. I normally love blueberry muffins, but this was a different recipe that I didn't care for. So, rather than throw them out, I figured the birds could have at them. However, I came home yesterday and they were still there. I go downstairs to start my laundry, come back up, and my squirrel is out there gnawing on one! It was so cute! He had picked it up and was eating this muffin that's half the size of his whole body. lol So I took a picture. I'll see if it turns out well enough to post here once I finish the roll and get it developed. (Yes, I still have a camera with film instead of a digital one.)

I was sitting here at my desk yeserday afternoon, minding my own business, when suddenly I could tell the window behind me was getting darker. Freakishly darker. I started having visions of Liz's Twister storm. I turned around to see what the deal was and found that the weather was fine. It was the window washer's box thing covering up part of the window as he moved down the side of the building! I had to laugh at myself. And then I waved to the window washer. :)

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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Slow Day

I've been at work for about an hour. What have I done, work-wise, in that hour? I sent an email. That's it. You're probably wondering how that's the only thing I could manage to get done in an hour (and why I'm now taking the time to blog about it). It's because I have nothing else to do. My boss isn't here today and I haven't had anything else come in. That's going to make for one really slow day if nothing comes in...

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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

My Squirrel Is Back!

I forgot to mention in all my rambling about Master's visit that my squirrel is back! He and I were sitting on the couch this past Saturday afternoon after we'd finished lunch, watching a little TV, and the squirrel showed up on my balcony and started eating the peanuts! I was so happy! So now at least Master got to see him once, right down to the little patch of missing hair on his back. It looks better, so he must not be participating in the Squirrel Fight Club as much.

I saw him again this morning right as I was about to leave for work. I think he's very happy to be back because he almost came right into my apt. when I opened the balcony screen door to put out more peanuts!

I'm glad he's back. Now I don't have to kill the upstairs bird-shooting idiot! :)

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Monday, April 03, 2006

Master's Visit

Originally, I had planned on going into a lot of detail and a day by day account of His visit. But now I don't feel like it, and if I don't blog about this soon, I'll just skip it alltogether. Besides, I figure most of you don't want to know all the intimate details, and the one person I know definitely would was here to know them all! ;)

Master's flight got in around lunch time on Saturday. I think much of Saturday and Sunday was filled with us doing... each other! We hadn't seen each other in four months and had some catching up to do. It was so wonderful to be with Him again.

I'd like to take this moment just to mention that my Master has a perfect penis. Big enough to really feel and for a nice fit, but not so big to be painful. I love it. Sometimes when we're in bed, snuggled up together, I'll just hold it. I love his perfect cock.

Anyway, Monday we left to drive to my Mom's in Ohio. Master now knows just how boring Indiana can be! We got to Mom's right around dinner time, and she had a massive amount of food ready. I swear we barely made a dent in that meal. I like my mom's cooking, though, so that's not such a bad thing. My mom is such a great hostess too. I had told her earlier that Master's favourite dessert is Boston Cream Pie, and even though she'd never made it before, she went out and bought all the ingredients and made one!

(I may end up rambling about all of this more than I thought.)

Monday night the three of us watched '24' to see my friend Steve. His role was kind of limited - apparently they only used about a fourth of what they actually shot - and he didn't have any lines. But we got to see him on TV! He still looks almost exactly the same too. lol

The highlight of Monday night was... the 15 minute visit by my brother! My useless older brother, who only lives about 40 minutes from Mom, came by the house for exactly 15 minutes. He claims he's swamped with work and his kitchen sink is leaking. As usual, I think he's full of crap. What's more, he had called my cell earlier and I told him about us watching '24' that night and why. He shows up for the last 15 minutes of the show so he doesn't really even have to talk to any of us! I wish I had a sibling that I liked more.

Tuesday was a really good day. Mom made a great breakfast. Master and I then drove around my hometown a little so He could see some of my "history." We met one of my very good friends, Meat, and her 2 kids for lunch at a cafe in town. Her kids are still so dang cute! I know Master got a little bored, since he doesn't know any of the people we're swapping stories about, but I think it was still a good time. I'm just glad He got to meet at least one of my friends since all the rest of them live in other places now.

Tuesday evening we drove to Granna's (my grandmother on my Mom's side) house. I was disappointed that my aunt and cousin that live in the area didn't make it, but we still had fun. We had dinner and played Scrabble. I think we all had fun and had some laughs. Granna doesn't hear very well all the time and may be a bit forgetful at times, but her vocabulary is still intact! :)

Wednesday morning Master and I left to drive back here. Mom sent SO MUCH food with us that I've had to throw a little of it out and freeze part of it. She's a great cook and the food was good, but You'd have thought she was feeding ten of us instead of just two!

The rest of the week went really well. We went out to dinner one night, walked around the big mall near here another day. Master bought some souveniers for his kids and parents while we were there. Saturday we just stayed in all day and... you know. I can honestly say I was walking funny Saturday afternoon. lol

Yesterday sucked, as you could tell from my last post. I had trouble getting to sleep last night, as if I'd already gotten so used to sleeping with Master in my little bed that I didn't know how to sleep alone any more. It sucked to be in His arms that morning and be back to talking to Him on the stinking phone last night. The good thing is that after His visit, I feel really ready to move there this summer. I'm not sure what it is, but I feel like more of my hesitations are gone. I know that's where my life and my future is. :)

Well, I think that sums it up pretty well. Master, feel free to add more in the comments if You think I left something out. And thank You for giving me the best week of my life. :)

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Sunday, April 02, 2006

The Best Week & One Really Crappy Day

This past has been, I think, the best week of my life so far. Today, however, sucks a big one. I got back a little while ago after taking Master to the airport. It's really lonely being in this apartment without Him after spending 9 days straight with Him.

More on the week later when I've crawled out of this funk.

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