Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Turkey Day

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

So far I have to say it has been great! Tomorrow (Friday) at 6:30 PM there is a tentative get together at my South Miami Coral Gables Elks Lodge for drinks. I want friends to meet my father in law bascially because this man is awesome and I love the heck out of him so I want to shore.

Since dad has been here we have had a nice time. On Friday I am "hoping" to get in touch with my BFF Janis and ask her about the Outpost. We would like to take dad there for a different trip. I would like it to be impressive so I am hoping my BFF who is on the board of directors can "hook us up."

Now my friends I hope you all are having a nice holiday. The week has been for me emotionally full of ups and downs. When I am/was in the down I do have techniques to improve my mood but my friends I am ready to admit that Monday was a "super blue day" yes this means Monday was so blue my mediation did not help but I am happy to report all is good now! Not sure why I was just feeling like I was so not worthy. Lucky for me all is good now.

Please have a great holiday and stop for a moment and look around and say "Thank you"

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tuesday is today

I know it has been a little while since my posting and it may be a little while longer. Dad comes to town today and I am so very thrilled about it! I plan on making his stay enjoyable and with him comes Sarge the cutiest sweetest dog you have ever met. He barks but thats only if you don't talk to him because he likes people to talk to him so once you talk and pet him he is well like a kitty cat? Oh no did I say that? Ok like a puppy dog. Now my 2 cats Paradise and Max have no idea that their happy existence is once again going to be changed. The cats do not like each other but they have one thing in common they surely do not like dogs. Paradise seems to handle it well. She goes to a corner spot and sleeps there and is like look dog you stay away from me I stay away from you. Max oh my sweet Max he tends to not do the quiet sit down and wait because eventually the dog will leave bit. Instead he hisses and moans which just makes Sarge that much more excited and decides he wants to chase Max. Yeah it's fun my poor baby.

So over the weekend I went to see Twilight and wow it was pretty cool. For the most part it stayed with the book except they added some stuff and well changed some stuff. Some portions I would of liked to see it played out instead they chose to by pass it and there was a significant piece of information at the end they did not go into and I wish they would of. It had to do with Alice and her background. I can understand why they did not because they did not address it in the beginning so it would of looked weird if they did in the end. But thats just my opinion.

I also finished New Moon! It was interesting. I saw interesting because I found myself wishing to go more into the Cullens family and yeah Edward. Instead Stephanie Meyer focused more on Jacob and his background. Edward does make an appearance but mainly at the end. I just started Eclipse. No opinion just yet I am only on Chapter 3 or is it 4? You get the picture too early to tell yet.

Last night was Part one of the DWTS Finale. It was pretty good. Brooke shined again. She is good that is for sure. Lance I think did "ok". I thought he could of done better and Warren is fun to watch and I am amazed at how light on his feet he is. I still believe Brooke will win it her free style dance was amazing.

I hope everyone has a truly magical Holiday. Lets me thankful for the loved ones we have near by us. Loved ones do not necessarily have to be family members but friends too. I am blessed to have both nearby. If you have a nice full dinner table be happy and thankful for the blessing. Look up to sky and thank your lucky stars.

Todays quote

"The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being."

Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Friday, November 21, 2008

I am still loving it

Yes I am still loving the weather. This is a nice treat for the city we do not normally get this cold weather for like 5 no 6 days in a row! Having this weather makes it really nice to watch how people react to the cold. I have co-workers that totally hate it. The negative comes out and they complain about how long will it last and it needs to go away. I try to offset the negative by telling them that not to worry it will be gone before we know it and that they normal heated weather will return to look at it as a fresh renewed beginning. Ok imagine how that type of positive outlook goes when you are just negative and refuse to get out of your box? Yeah not far. So to them I just say sorry I wish you well tootles. Then there are others that are just a pleasure to see. They embrace it and take it as a sign to break out that leather jacket they had in the back closet. The air smells clean and fresh makes you shake and shaking it good because it lets your insides know stuff in happening. Then there are those that just take it to a level that is just plain funny. I think of the Northern clients I talk to and imagine them smiling at us. Some folks go all out and dress to the nines in this weather! I mean the leather jackets, the scarf around the neck, the knee high boots and wraps. We don't do hats here in Miami unless its a baseball cap sorry thats a Northern thing. But these folks feel the cold and go OK time to have fun and pretend it's colder then it is. Yeah guys enjoy it.

Last night my husband and I went to dinner at this French restaurant Le P'tit Paris located in Coconut Grove. It was located in the heart of the Grove and we sat outside. The weather was perfect for it. The food was good. We had some Goat Cheese crepes, Humus, Beef Steak, and Mustard Chicken. No dessert we were full after all that. I sat there and watched the people walk by and see all the different types of weather lovers/haters. The embracers I just loved to watch. They had smiles and some had that serious city life stare. It was just truly nice to see all the different personalities.

Afterwards we went home and I saw Grey's Anatomy. Izzy has to be the most confused woman I have ever seen. First she hooks up with this doctor that I can't remember his name and all is looking good and then her dead ex-fiance is haunting her. Whats more amazing is you see the Ghost with tears in his eyes and refusing to let her go on. And she made love with a Ghost? Oh come on now Izzy!

The weekend is here and plans are to get together Saturday with some friends and go to Karaoke. No I am NOT going to attempt to sing I actually know better but it's fun to watch.

Stay tune

Todays Quote

"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy."

Thich Nhat Hanh

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Another beautiful morning

Yes another beautiful morning waking up to mid 50's. But the tide is changing and it will warm up to 75. I am so grateful for these great mornings so far and I look forward to many more. That time of year is approaching where I feel one needs to look back and just think of what one is grateful for. So many things are passing us by and our lives are in a fast pace that it is important to stop daily and think ok what has been nice about today and days gone by? I have been practicing this in my daily visualization and now it is pretty much a nice habit.

Next week family will be coming in to stay with us my very favorite father in law! I may not write as much during those days but I want to wish everyone a super holiday season. I plan on ok hold your horses yes doing some LITE cooking. We are having Thanksgiving Dinner at our place since in years gone by going to a restaurant has been unfavorable. Well unfavorable for those in the group that order Turkey some of us who order the restaurant specialty always come out liking our dish. So this year it will be at the house and oh no I am so not spending the day in the kitchen we will be ordering from Whole Foods. They are pretty good so I am looking forward to it. I think I may try my hand at making a Chocolate Martini. Honestly how hard can it be?

The quote for today is from a Native American Indian known as Tecumseh. Last month, the holiday of Halloween was celebrated. This is the holiday of the dead. Many traditions show honor to our dead ancestors and give thanks to them for our lives today. In the spirit of the changing of the seasons and to show respect for life by recognizing those who have gone before us, I give you Tecumseh's powerful words.

So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.

Trouble no one about his religion; respect others in their views, and demand that they respect yours. Love your live, perfect your life; beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and of service to your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the Great Divide. Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place. Show respect to all people, but grovel to none. When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
Touch not the poisonous firewater that makes wise ones turn to fools and robs the spirit of its vision. When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death,
so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Mother Nature you are so cool - cool yeah!

Yeah the title states it all, it is darn right cold! Ok get this 53 and in some areas upper 40's! But wait there is MORE the high today 69! Yeah I know gotta love it! And I do!

Ok so last night DWTS Cody was sent home. He was a cute young man but I guess it is time for the grown ups to play hard ball. They are down to the final 3! I am not sure but I think the show ends sometime next week. I will stand by what I said before that Brooke will win it but I hope it comes down to Lance and Brooke against each other.

I went to my local Moose lodge last night and in the meeting we actually sat and planned the children's Christmas Party. Normally these girls wait till the last minute so it was nice to see things being planned. Now time to get toy donations and shop for the babies. Yeah we even have Santa - Santa's name is Bubba. Yes you read right Bubba.

I am still in the hunt for the perfect item(s) and shelf to start my Sacred Space I am finding though that my bedroom is what I feel as my sacred space. No not just a spot but like 90% of the bedroom. So maybe I should make the whole bedroom my Sacred Space?

Stay Tune...

Todays Quote

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."

Leo Buscaglia

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Another beautiful day in Miami!

Oh it is another beautiful cold morning in Miami! In the mid 50's and it will reach a high of 73 and then down again tonight, I said it yesterday but it is worth repeating THANK YOU MOTHER NATURE!

Last night's DWTS was pretty cool. Ok I am feeling pretty stupid sometimes when I listen to these judges because I see a performance I think was great and they are like oh that is the worst I have ever seen. For example Brooke and Derek did a Jive, and yes Derek was nervous about it because it is not his strong point. But honestly I thought they rocked! Oh the judges hit them hard. They worked a fake knee-to-groin shot into the choreography! It was awesome and the beginning she did this back fall where Derek caught her! Oh man it was good. Yes there was an illegal lift (WOW), and Carri Ann had to point that out and say "That is disrespectful." Oh get a hold of yourself missy. Len called the whole thing a disaster! A disaster? Hello I thought it was great so I was left stupid thinking ok I thought I have seen disasters and that dance was not a disaster. Poor Brooke was not used to getting BAD feedback. This is the one the judges loved from day 1. So she had this shocked look actually I thought she was going to cry. I still think she will win this competition but it was interesting to see her in near tears.

Ok so for her second dance she did a Salsa and yes I thought it was good. I thought the first one was better so I expected the harsh judgement and get this - THEY LOVED IT! Ah hello? Where am I living? I am not a dancing judge and obviously I cannot play one on TV.

So now on to my new hot couple Lance Bass and Lacey Schwimmer. The TOTALLY ROCKED and the Judges agreed with me - HUH how did that happen? Lance said he wanted to do these dances for his Grandpa who was in the audience and at practice and he had this glow of wanting to impress his grandfather. It was totally cute. Len admited he's been a bit tough, but "In this competition, it's not where you start, it's where you finish." Carrie Ann said it was a show stopper! Bruno exults, "Now THIS is semi-final material!"

There 2nd dance was the Jitterbug. This one was especially for Grandpa since it was the dance to do in his whipper snapper time period. Decked out in Navy costumes, Lance and Lacey leap into a high energy USO themed jitterbug. Very fun, very theatrical, very upbeat. So upbeat in fact that Lance loses his shoe half way through the routine. He kicks it out of the way and just keeps rolling. They end with a crazy lift. The crowd goes absolutely nuts! Bruno describes it as a joy. Carrie Ann says it was magic. Len gives them a salute. The judges loved it. Me too! (Yeah another agreement it was a weird night). Well they loved it so much that they got 2 out of 3 scores of 10 yes a total of 29 for this dance that is 29 out of 30! Oh yes go Lance!

For tonight's show Susan Lucci and Mark Ballas return to dance again. Julianne Hough sings! Aretha Franklin is scheduled to sing too. I think.

SO who will go home tonight?

Stay tune..

Quote for today.....

"A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life. It is the tear [that results] from the injury of the oyster. The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life. If we had not been wounded, if we had not been injured, then we will not produce the pearl."

Stephan Hoeller

Monday, November 17, 2008

So cold I love it

OMG another cold morning! YES it is cold and I so love it! How cold? Well hold your trousers it is a cool 57 degrees. Yeah that's right down right cold. The wind blowing make it feel like 53 degrees which to me is - perfect thank you Mother Nature! Word on the weather news say it may last a few days. One can only pray it does.

In other news Desperate Housewives was just so freaking good. A few things need answering and I still cannot get over Lynette's son because well I just think they got the wrong actor for that part. But that is just me. I am not sure I am on this whole teenager falling in love with an older woman who loves him back gets pregnant and then gets beat up by her current husband. Yeah try to piece all of that together. Oh yes lets not forget the older woman is the teenager's best friend's mom.

I am still reading New Moon and it is now starting to get more action oriented. I think I like Twilight better but I really need to finish it and decide which I prefer. I do like the saga. I cheated (a little) I went to the official website for Stephanie Meyer and read some scoop on the book, and this one so I sort of know of stuff that will happen. Not all because some of them I have questions on how did that happen but that's what reading the story is all about. Just wet my beak and get me going.

Tonight is DWTS - can't wait. One couple will be gone this week who will it be?

Stay Tune...

Oh yes

Quote for today

"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew."

Saint Francis de Sales

Sunday, November 16, 2008

GNO aftermath

I went out last night with the girls for our unregular Girls Night Out. We use to want to do it once a month and that never seemed to fit in the schedule so we said how about 6 weeks. Well sometimes that worked but then it got further and further which means we need to focus and make it a priority. So all 4 of us went out. We incorporated a new person. Actually Nadyne is an old friend but never was able to go and now she is so we welcomed her with open arms.

So in typical GNO form Angela, Tina, Nadyne and I never plan where we want to go. We mean to it just never works that way until we are all in the car and then its heading in a certain direction. So in this case we went to Coconut Grove. Here is a nice blog on the Grove We went to GreenStreet which is located in the heart of the Grove. We had dinner and tons of laughs. We sat there for a few hours and laughed and lightly gossiped and did tons of people watching. After a few hours we checked out and walked a but in the area. Ran into an amazing live white painted Angel. Oh it was amazing, she stood there in the heart of Cocowalk and then would slightly move. A picture was taken and once I get the picture I will post it.

So once we walked and hanged for a bit we decided to get in the car and head towards South Beach of course! No particular place just sort of get and go. Well we cruised by Mango's, the destructive Cleveland (what a shame use to be a great place) Prime 21, Love and Hate and eventually ended up having more fun laughing at the people hanging outside. We decided to make up stories just based on what they were wearing and what we were seeing. It was a riot. We then all headed back home. A few yawns and stretches and we realized we so cannot party like rock stars because now it was almost 1:00 am. So we all went back home and promised to do it again - before Christmas??? We shall see.

Tonight is Desperate Housewives and it looks really good!! Stay tune.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday is here!

It's a great Friday. Yesterday I took a day off work and I am doing the same today. My original plans were to go to Orlando for an Elks convention but I changed my mind once I saw the agenda. So many things so many "repeats been there done that." So it just seemed like a waste of money.

It was nice yesterday my son Nick and I went to lunch at Applebee's and it was rather nice. Then the rest of the day was just relaxing and doing not much of anything. In the evening Paul and I went to Tony Roma's for a couple drinks. That too was nice I like that place too.

Today will be a nice reflecting day and then I need to get a hold of the lady I asked to prepare Friday Night Dinner for the Lodge tonight. Word has it she has no car and when I asked her if she needed me she said "I don't know maybe." She has not called me and I misplaced her number - OK its not misplaced it's in the office and I am off today. But I do have a number to her best friend so I will do the connect a friend bit. I am looking forward to it we needed the help and this lady needed the money so its a win win situation.

The spiritual journey continues. Visualizations are helping and I am so much closer to actually starting the book. I don't have a plat but I am thinking if I just start it then it will come! I am getting closer to that so I think the guides are helping me.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Moments this morning

Ok my friend Angela predicted Maurice would be the next star gone from the DWTS show and she was right. It is kind of hard from here on end because they are all doing really well except for Brooke Burke who is well "at a professional level."

Last night was really nice. Prior to the show I did some meditating and visualization exercises and did you just ever have one of those nights where you just rested and slept like a baby so sound and peaceful? Yeah that was me. I also continued the New Moon by Stephenie Meyer saga. I have said it before and I will say it again the character Bella is just weird for being a teenager but honestly if she was normal would I be reading the 2nd installment of the book? Here is what the press release is on the book and honestly the description is pretty accurate:

I FELT LIKE I WAS TRAPPED IN ONE OF THOSE TERRIFYING NIGHTMARES…For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella ever could have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realize their troubles may be just beginning. . . .

Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural spin. Passionate, riveting, and full of surprising twists and turns, this vampire love saga is well on its way to literary immortality.

I highly recommend it if you are looking for a super good mystery thrilling type novel to read. I have to thank my BFF Chonga Janis for hooking me up with this book it's pretty cool.

For those of us on water week the night began with some light rain and it continued this morning washing away all the debris and leaving room for nice clean cleansing. There was a nice breeze in the morning air and it was rather nice considering it will go up to 80 today.

Have a magical day!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


It is a beautiful slightly windy morning. The temperature is 71 degrees and its expected to reach a high of 80 for some that is actually cool. I said for some but it is better then 90. The day is looking like it will be a normal day normal meaning nothing out of the ordinary should happen. With that said lets see how the day goes....nothing is ever what it seems.

Did you see DWTS last night? It was pretty cool. Each couple had to do 2 dances and on the 2nd dance the Star had to do a solo dance of at least 15 seconds. This meant dancing for at least 15 seconds with no pretty partner to make them look good. I think they did pretty darn good. Yes some did better then others but they all did pretty good. Ok I said this in the beginning and I will say it again Brooke is going to win this whole thing. They keep giving her 10's and honestly she deserves them. I found something not totally fair. Brooke is really so good that she is being placed on the same level as the professional dancers so the judges or mainly one (Len) is judging her on a different level. Is that fair? I am not sure. It means she is going to have to work that much harder then the others because they are going to be more critical in judging her. I am not sure that is a good thing. I think its a compliment but these dancers are professionals and how can you really judge someone who has only been doing it for like 2 months on a professional level? Regardless this chick is good and will win.

Ok so since Susan Lucci is gone I was thinking who am I rooting for? No it is not Brooke I already know she is going to win it. I think I am going for Lance Bass. Yes the boy band singer. Come on he is such a cutie. He has that cute little boy grin and he is trying so very hard. I like him he has a good aura about him. So thats my go go go guy right now GO LANCE!

I also managed to watch some of Hereos and this show is a never ending - HUH? But I like it because just when you think it is going in one direction they throw something at you and change it. I use to totally dislike Sylis but I find myself feeling sorry for him and kind of hoping he will find hope. Ok and how freaky was it to see that guy in the dessert with his head cut off like that? Hello if he could paint the future like he has been could he not had seen his own beheading? Poor Hiro having to see that and his side kick just standing there go huh huh huh. Ok it still amazes me how this sidekick with no powers is still alive.

One thing I liked was at the end they had a special trailer of Twilight which opens Nov 21 and I cannot wait to see the movie.

Peace and Love to all and hope water week is bringing in refreshing clear views and positive outlook!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Manic Monday

It sure is a Manic Monday. Ah gotta love it the rush of getting to work and as soon as you sit down boom first phone call. Ok hello it is 7:20 AM do people not believe in have coffee or tea first? Oh and it just got better from there.

The end of the day is approaching oh but there will still be work to do. One must continue the task at hand.

The weekend was good 2 Elk Lodges and 1 Moose Lodge all for the greater good. Nice friends good music and some laughter along the way.

Desperate Housewives is getting pretty sinfully good! I do not know if I like that old lady or not. At first it was no but now I am like oh maybe but I am not convinced that is for sure. Next week they showed fired and mayhem oh I just love those dramas.

Speaking of drama tonight is DWTS yes these remaining stars will be dancing 2 dances which means in under a week they had to learn 2 dances. No Susan will not be there sadly but she will be missed...ok if only by me.

What else may happen?

Stay tune

Friday, November 7, 2008


Oh Friday you finally got here and I am so happy you are here! I wish I could work from home on Fridays heck I wish I could work from home every day...ok maybe not everyday just every other day.

I am not my usual high energy self today I feel sort of - off balanced so the plan is today to listen to Music that will align my chakras and internally work on balancing myself. Hopefully by tonight it will be fine and I have no doubt it will be fine. Oh speaking of tonight yes the visit of my favorite Elks Lodge in South Miami. Yup tonight is Greek night and I for one am looking forward to it.

Oh but this isn't the only Elks Lodge I will be visiting this weekend save me now I have a meeting at Miami Lodge tomorrow afternoon. Yes that is the end of Elk Lodge visits because once I leave Miami Lodge I will most likely head to the Moose Lodge for some ceremony there. Once all that is done I think I will hide and just visualize being the wind again.

Ok this is all I have for now..

Stay Tune..

Today's Quote

When someone asked the Zen poet Thich Nhat Hanh what we need to do to save the world, he answered:

"What we most need to do is to hear within us the sound of the Earth crying."

Thursday, November 6, 2008

It had to end

Well its a sad morning. It had to happen eventually one thing for sure I am glad it happened after Cloris left. But Susan Lucci was voted off last night. Susan was happy for the experience and thanked everyone especially her wonderful trainer. Susan it's OK at least you have an Emmy which is more then some of those silly judges have.

In happier news I woke up to pretty mid sixties weather. No it does not look like this picture - come on this Miami we only dream of our trees looking like this. It will rise to almost 80 and then drop tonight to the 60's and I for one am happy that Mother Nature is visiting Miami.

Tonight is Grey's Anatomy and I recently read that Dr Hahn is out of there - Thank you buh bye! The doctors are going to practice tonight a solo surgery on this mannequin that simulates sound and can even talk to you. I learned that this is a real thing. In one of the hospitals here they actually use this with residents to train them. If you give them the right meds the patient responds but if you give them something well they croak. Now it is anybody's guess as to who will be the first doctor on the show tonight to get this luxury surgery? Will it be Meredith since oh well the show is GREY'S Anatomy. Or will it be whinny George - God I hope not! Or will the blond ambitious Izzy be the lucky one?

Stay tune..

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Change has begun

Well it is official true change has arrived in America. It is truly nice to be part of history. Think about it this will go down in the history books. Yes as tomorrow comes there will ups and downs but together as a nation we must stand strong and be supportive.

It's amazing that today as Day 4 just ended that one of the Soul Coaching exercises was to "Change your language." I think this is what we all need to think about. Instead of saying I am pissed off change the language to I am a tad cranky. So as day 5 begins lets let Fresh invigorating energy fill our lives!

In other fun news DWTS results is tonight. Not sure who will go I just hope Susan is not leaving just yet. Ok the reality is she is not the best dancer I know this but come on this is Susan Lucci aka Erica Kane. Soap lovers unite!

Ok so tomorrow night is Grey's Anatomy and I still cannot find a logical reason for the character George? Like what is his purpose there? He looks like a lost little boy only he is a doctor???? I am undecided on Lexie but for now she can stay. I heard they are getting rid of the lesbian character Dr Hahn - I did not care too much for her anyway she did not seem to have "feelings" and I like characters that have feelings rather then harsh words. Tomorrow's episode will have The Chief announce to the residents that a solo surgery will be awarded, and the news sends them into a competitive frenzy. Frenzy? No not these doctors. They are never in a frenzy.

Stay tuned

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day

Ok I voted! I was at my poll place at 6:45 AM thinking ok as in the past little line hardly any wait should be out by 7:30. Well I got there and hum there is a line a wee bit longer then in the past. Ok to be expected. So I got out and thought once they open at 7 it will hopefully move. And it did the line was actually pretty good in movement in the beginning. Then it just sort of stopped. You see I live in Floriduh and we now have to do things the very long way. So you tell me why it took so long. You walk in and go to the line under your last name's initial ok. Check in and get this tiny blue paper. Then you are directed to another line. Ok go to that line and two long ballot sheets front and back and you black pen because you will need that for voting. Ok get your sheets and wait in you guessed it another line. This line is for the voting booth oh but since this is paper ballot the ballot box is merely a place to fill in the blank. Ok so I am productive ( I am special that way) and I fill in the blanks while in line. I was smart I did my homework and knew what I wanted to do and even brought in my filled sample ballot. Ok so now I walk up to the ballot box and pretty much validate what I had written. Ok fine I am so done. Then I go to the guy I am done and he goes "Ok great now stand in this line" ARRGGG another line? Oh yes there is another line so I can put my ballot in a scanner so after a while I scan my two sheets of ballot paper and I am ready for them to tell me to stand in another line but they don't. They take the black pen they gave me the pretty blue paper and tell me to go and thank you! So when I originally thought oh by 7:30 I am out of there turned out I am walking out of there at 8:20. I know I did my American duty and voted and I feel good about that I really do but come on the process could of been so much more easier.

Ok on to happier news - Dancing With the Stars

The show started with individual dancers but later in the show they were going to be hook up with their teams. They would be divided into 2 sets of teams named Team Cha Cha and Team Paso Doble. 3 couples on one and 3 couples on the other. The group would dance and the score that the judges gave them would be added to their individual scores and then of course added to the votes received by the viewers. Well some of the expected rah rah rah was for BROOKE BURKE & DEREK HOUGH - Scoring Carrie Ann: 10 Len: 10 Bruno: 10 - 30 out of 30 - the first perfect score of the season! I have to admit the girl is good she really is good.

The judges are divided on this dance. Bruno and Carrie Ann hand out nines, but Len only award the rumba a seven. 25 out of 30. It was funny to see the judges fighting which goes to show its a matter of taste who has it and who does not. Len is a fuddy duddy so he does not like if someone does anything not traditional. I think they deserved a higher score but thats my little opinion.


This week during rehearsal Susan and Tony butted heads. Tony said he wanted to get Susan all fired up in order to bring out the aggression for the Paso Doble and boy he sure did. Bruno loved it. Carrie Ann makes Susan stand up and shout "I'm doing good!" That's self motivation, Carrie Ann Inaba style. Len said it was among Susan's best routines, full of danger and drama. So did it show in the score? 24 out of 30. Ok good but come on can you go higher then an 8 just for once! Don't make her get all Erica Kane on you all!

This week because of the election the Results Show has been moved to Wednesday night at 8PM. Don't forget to vote! Sure, vote for your favorite couple on the show, but get out there and vote for real, too. See you Wednesday. GO SUSAN! Ops did I say that out loud?

Stay Tune..

Monday, November 3, 2008

Here we go again...

Here we are the start of my work week. I love Mondays. Yes that was in a sarcastic tone. The work week is here and already I am wishing it was Friday. Due to the long lines early voting is just not an option for me and I after seeing how an absentee ballot gets handled I think I will wait till tomorrow and be at the polls at 7:00 AM.

I hope your work and life week goes well. Let the winds blow and look up at Mother Nature and tell her thank you then watch how the trees talk to each other. Yeah it's cool.

Oh let's not forget tonight is Dancing With the Stars! Rah Rah for Susan Lucci!

Today's Quote
Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back.
-Babe Ruth

Sunday, November 2, 2008

I tried..

Well I so tried to start Nov 1st blogging but what can I say the day started on a weekend. I won't beat myself up on the head.

Alright the rounds of Elk Lodges is done. Friday Night began with dinner at South Miami Coral Gables Elks Lodge - Steak Dinner all I can is YUM. Large steaks on the BBQ grill to order with a salad, and dessert for $12 - only in America folks only in America. Hung out with some really nice friends. I enjoy those nights all sitting around this big table laughing and just talking about anything and everything.

Then 3 of us headed towards Miami Lodge 948 for their Halloween Party. Pretty scary site(s). There should be a law in regards to people over 90 wearing low revealing outfits. Thats just so wrong. But the event was fun and they got a large crowd as usual.

But wait there is more. Then I stopped off at my local Moose Lodge for a night cap on my way home. One of the ladies had asked me to stop by for their Halloween party and I told her I would do it on my way home. You know there is only so much a girl can travel. Stayed there for alittle but spoke to some nice people and then I was off to my safe haven of home sweet home.

Now Saturday oh yes Saturday was nice too. Got all dressed up fancy style and went to the Charity Ball. The dinner was prime rib and cheesecake for dessert. Some over priced silent auction items that I wish I could afford. No bargain there thats for sure. We had a table of the funest yes I said fun-est friends. It was a total riot. We laughed and sang and pretty much had a great time. Then it was time to go home - yee pee! I came home and wait till you hear what I did I finished Twilight!!! Yes thats right I sure did! I had to I was reading it in the afternoon and it was at this climax high energy point and then I had to go to the charity ball- arg...I kept thinking I really want to finish it tonight. SO I did. SO there.

Oh wait you may think the round is over no of course NOT. This morning we went back to Miami Lodge for Brunch with Jeff, Janis, and Glen - the same gang we saw last evening. Oh you know we are all Elks all the time. Now I think I may be Elk-free until Wednesday? I don't know who knows we shall see.

Ok so tonight is Desperate Housewives and I can't wait. I am convinced Edi's husband is the father/husband of the little boy and lady Mike accidently killed in the car accident. He has a wicked side well more then wicked down right evil. I think Brothers and Sisters is after that usually around that time I start yawning and miss portions of it so hopefully I won't miss anything today.

Stay tune..