Sunday, November 28, 2004

50,652 Words

Did it. Done. All 50,652 words. All gibberish... well maybe not all. Now I can get back to some serious writing. But first... the sun is out, the sales are on, I want a bigger reward than this

Saturday, November 27, 2004

Thanksgiving and Beyond

Survived another Thanksgiving. Well, actually it was pretty nice. Hey I didn't have to cook. Just sat back and enjoyed the grandchildren.

The day after I sat on Red Hat Float in Niles parade.

Today I get to finish Nanowrimo... I hope

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Cold Showers

Jumped into the shower this morning at 6:30. Turned on the water. Ice cold. I mean really ice cold. My toes got numb and my kneecaps began to jitter but I was brave. I turned up the faucet and waited. And waited. No use waiting. Might as well grit teeth, pull up the shower lever and step into it. Pretend you are camping, I tell myself. Why do I do this? Because I suffer from bed head. Bed head so bad that this morning JJ took one look at me and ran to hide behind the sofa.

Okay, so now I was awake. My fingers thawed out about noon. I processed a few more words. Nanowrimo count is now 43,538 words! 6 days left. Think I'm gonna make it.

Monday, November 22, 2004

Note to My Big Brother

Notice, Big Brother, that this week my bumper sticker was one of the top three. Sort of says something doesn't it?

Bumper Statements

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Got this from Shirl who got it from Rune who got it from..... and so it goes on.
Heck I knew what kind of blogger I am - this just confirms it.

You Are a Life Blogger!

Your blog is the story of your life - a living diary.
If it happens, you blog it. And make it as entertaining as possible.

Saturday, November 20, 2004


The super glue came off the rings. Soaked them all night in dishsoap. Was just thinking how it felt kind of neat to be "single" today. Got home. Took the rings out. Nice and shiny. Hmmmmm.

Been Writing. Been writing up a storm. Nanowrimo... I now have 39144 words. I'm going to make it!

Now it's time for a break. Haven't done Unconscious Mutterings for a while so here goes:

  1. Reconnect:: disconnect
  2. Gearshiift:: handle... gosh I never could figure out how to drive one of those cars
  3. Mania:: games
  4. Manhattan:: Transfer
  5. First date:: yuck... well it wasn't that bad
  6. District:: attorney... you can tell where i've been right?
  7. Yearbook:: blues
  8. Breakup:: blues... oh oh does this say something about me?
  9. Episode:: one
  10. Costume:: party

Had an indian summer kind of day today. Now the wind is blowing over the patio furniture.

Friday, November 19, 2004


I should stay away from crafts. Brought out the super glue today. Took the top off, then screwed in the applicator. Dumb...... Glued my wedding rings to my finger. Managed to get the rings off. Now how do I get the super glue off the gold, diamonds and sapphire????? All I could find on website search was Acetone. Just wondering if that would damage the stones. Anyone know?

Hmmmmm, perhaps I'll be visiting a jeweler tomorrow.

Nanowrimo.... just over 36,000 words. 14,000 left in 10 days???? Maybe.

Don't have to cook a turkey this thanksgiving. Just have to show up with dessert. Can you imagine what would happen if inept little old me baked a pumpkin pie? A little pumpkin...a bit of cinnamon... super glue....

Monday, November 15, 2004

Vote for my bumper sticker

Although I stay away from political statements in this blog I just gotta do this:

Go to this page Vote for BushWhacked Again. Who knows maybe I'll win a prize.

Hmmmmmmm.... do I still have a Big Brother?

Sunday, November 14, 2004

Noises in the Night

Okay for the last two weeks we have been listening to the noise. The same noise that I wrote about on Halloween. I thought the battery was dying. It won't die.

The toy has now gone completely haywire.

It is quiet most of the day and then in the middle of the night it starts its whoopees, whirling, dinging and donging.

Last nite I had enough.

I kicked SH out of bed and said, "do something with it will ya."

No more noise.

And then I got up this morning to have breakfast...

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

News Alert

Last April I had the unpleasant experience of being called a B*tch. I have been trying to let this one go but it seems the lady in the blue BMW convertible has resurfaced... and she was wearing a red hat! I have her license plate number.

I am tempted to check with DMV but here's the deal: Lady I'll give you one more chance.... if you happen to be reading this and you are the red hatter who thinks I am a b*tch, I want to know what I did wrong. You could at least give me the courtesy to make amends if I did something to offend you.

Sunday, November 07, 2004

Sunny Day

It was a good day.

Wrote over 2000 words for nanowrimo. Now up to 14902 words.

Went to the recently opened

in Berkeley. Great music, good food and lots of fun with good friend!!!

Saturday, November 06, 2004


Word count as of last night 10551! Word count today 0, zero, zip, nada... Why?

First thing this morning I had to read the paper. Well not one paper, two. On weekends I get two papers, The Times and The Chronicle. For over 40 years I have eaten breakfast balancing my cereal bowl over the news every morning. That's right, the habit started when I was a teenager.

There was a quiz in the morning's paper. What Color are Hue? So I took it. Turns out my first color is green. Hmmm, never really liked green all that much but I do like money, that's green. According to the article green means I am confident, caring, and centered in a room washed with sage, basil or apple green... don't think so. I mark my territory with collections of pottery, trinkets of vintage table clothes... no, they look more like kitty icons to me. Turns out I should use more green... it refreshes the spirit and promotes health.

Would have been a more believable quiz had my color turned out to be blue. Mom made me wear blue all the time when I was a kid. She said it was my color. Must match my eyes, even my first pair of eyeglasses was light blue. Now I find out blue people strive to feel safe in their surroundings and their dependable and truthful natures feel most at ease in rooms of gray-blue and soft turquoise. Use blue to promote calm. I could use a little of that.

BUT the 2nd color for me is PURPLE. Yeah. I knew that. Why else would I be a queen of the Red Hat Society. I live in purple... well some of the time I do. And then I find out I'm supposedly reading tarot cards and eating tofu. NOT. Gave those up years ago. People use the color to seek spirituality and enlightenment. Hmmmm, that's what's missing? Hey I kind of like the next sentiment: Dieters should use purple to suppress appetite... I should be skinny shouldn't I?

Ok enough playing with words. Got my nanowrimo bumper badge in mail today. Must go process another 1500 words.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Another writing spurt

Hah! Now up to 7707 words... maybe I can take a day off this weekend. Go somewhere. No... couldn't do that. Would have to take laptop and continue on this roll.

Election some/lose comment other than I cancelled out my big brother and he is the winner (as always).

Counting Words

Nanowrimo 6381 words - 3 days - still ahead. I'm happy.

Monday, November 01, 2004

Nano Day One

In case you wonder.... today 3671 words..... that's just because I always think I must be ahead of things so I finish on time. And because I might miss a day here and there. And because it was a slow day at work. And it's pretty boring.