Sunday, September 30, 2007

What a day!

9:30am - noon : Hubby & I went to St. . Francis Xavier church to hear Father Robert Kennedy Roshi, a Jesuit priest. The lecture was about Zen & Christianity. I was very good. I'll be looking for his books.

Afterwards, Hubby headed over to some friends to clean their gutters. The husband can't do ladders. I ended up going to XO's garage sale. Let's just say that I picked up a few things for the hubby (Don't look for them ! I have hidden them.). I can't believe I forgot the $50 thing. A few more well chosen purchases & I could have gotten "a big, wet, sloppy, passionate kiss." Damn! missed my chance. But then I didn't see him kiss the two men that made purchases while I was there. Not that I can't blame him!!!

On another note: Ladies, I was in XO's bedroom! Wow what a bed! Perfect to tie someone to, love those four posts beds. I did not see any underwear on the floor, so we still don't know boxers or tighty whities.

I did do some other shopping, and headed over to spend the evening with some girlfriends. Must go to bed . I'm exhausted!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Good movie!

The hubby & I just finished watching The Station Agent. We give it 2 thumbs up. Very cute movie about relationships. Netflix will freak when we return it. We've had it for a couple of months. March of the Penguins is next!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Blogger Gathering, Fans too!

Thursday October 4th 2007, 5pm

12 W 63rd St
Kansas City, MO 64113

Hey Tony come feel the Love!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

My response

Went to Emawkc at 3 o'clock am. I read his post about TKC, so I moved on to read TKC. I have to say that I've experienced a varied bunch of emotions. Anger at TKC, happiness from the blogger friends I've made, sadness from Greg's death... Here's my post that I left at 3 o'clock am.

That is the last fucking time I read TKC! Life's too short. Fucktard! Greg had it. We loved it. Tony wants it's. But he don't got it. And he never will. At the last blogger gathering (Gov Stumpy's)that Greg was at Greg actually wondered if he was the only black blogger in KC. I didn't care what color Greg was. And I don't think that our color mattered to Greg. He was funny, his writing/language was creative. He shared himself with whom ever ran across his blog. And then he shared himself with us at the blogger gatherings. I miss him. He was a part of my life. TKC wants to belittle the bloggerfriendships we have. All he has accomplished is to show me how dear they are to me. Maybe once a month is not enough to see friends.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Does anyone know a hairdresser who can take Html code for this hairstyle & do my hair?

Your Ideal Hairstyle:

Light Edges

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Need to get off my ass & get moving

Hubby is having his gaming buddies over on Sunday. They're a nice bunch. Hmm... Are they geeks, dorks, or nerds?

Today we clean house then I'm heading out with a girlfriend to check out the UnPlaza Art Fair.

Cool Non-Nerd???

Good thing they didn't have blog type questions. I would have scored high on the nerdiness test then! says I'm a Cool Non-Nerd.  What are you?  Click here!

Sunday, September 16, 2007


Proverb from Afghanistan: Don't show me the palm tree, show me the dates. Don't you wonder what tha F... they were thinking with this one. I know what it makes me think. LOL!


After all is said and done, more is said than done. Ain't that the truth!

My blogging type?

Your Blogging Type is Unique and Avant Garde

You're a bit ... unusual. And so is your blog.
You're impulsive, and you'll often post the first thing that pops in your head.
Completely uncensored, you blog tends to shock... even though that's not your intent.
You tend to change your blog often, experimenting with new designs and content.

Merrill Beck ????

Daily, I look for Greg Beck's obit. Today, I found Merrill Beck. Who is Merrill? He's 86 years old. "He loved square dancing with his bride of 66 years, Vida Ruth, with the "Dirty Dozen" square dance group." I don't think he's our Greg. Merrill sounds like a nice old white man, who was happily married, and lived his life to his version of the fullest. Certainly not Greg's version. But then who could?

Friday, September 14, 2007

Soundtrack of my Life

I have 2106 songs on my ipod. I added wedding#2 since I've been married twice.

So, here's how it works:1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc) 2. Put it on shuffle 3. Press play 4. For every question, type the song that's playing 5. When you go to a new question, press the next button 6. Don't lie and try to pretend your cool...!

The Soundtrack of My Life

Opening credits: Boredom by Procol Harum

Waking up: Reddleman Coming by The Rainmakers

Falling in love: Tea-House Moon by Enya

First Song: Angry Johnny by Poe

Fight Song: Silent House by Dixie Chicks

Breaking Up: Thank You by Led Zeppelin

Prom: Hello, Goodbye by The Beattles

Life: Chimes of Freedom sung by Bob Wakenhorst

Mental Breakdown: Little Tiny World by The Rainmakers

Driving: Le Pasager de l'heure de Pointe by Beau Dommage

Flashback: Wasting My Time by Default

Getting back together: Save Me by Remy Zero

Wedding #1: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For by U2

Wedding #2: Ridiculously Beautiful by Bob Walkenhorst

Birth of child: Tempestad by Wayanay (don't have one)

Death Scene: The Empty Canvas by John Michael Talbot

Funeral Song: Small Circles by The Rainmakers

End Credits: Traveling Soldier by Dixie Chicks

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Update on Greg Beck

Visitation:Monday, September 17th, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
E.S. Eley & Sons Funeral Chapel
4707 E. Truman Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64127

Funeral Services:Tuesday, September 18th, 11:00am
Palestine Missionary Baptist Church of Jesus Christ
3619 E. 35th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64127
Please use the 35th Street entrance


*Ladies, Greg asked for red dresses, and his family is looking forward to them.

Info taken from Greg's blog, posted by Michelle. Thanks Michelle!

Should we plan to go for drinks (Beam & cokes) after 8pm on Monday?
How about:
Harry’s Country Club(Harry’s in the River Market, NOT Harry’s in Westport)112 Missouri AveKansas City, MO 64106

My Career Suggestions

Interest Rank

Funeral Director WTF! That is so weird right now!
2. Social Worker
3. Addictions Counselor
4. Postal Clerk
5. Humanitarian Aid Worker
6. Librarian
7.Tour Guide
8. Driving Instructor
9. Dry Cleaner
10. Hotel Manager
11. Religious Worker Well, I am a spiritual director.
12. Community Worker
13.Probation / Parole Officer
14. Marriage and Family Therapist I have been married for 22 years, so I must know something.
15. Lifeguard That's rich. I can barely swim.
16. Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner We pulled up carpet at our house because I was fed up cleaning it
17. Library Technician
18. Rehabilitation Counselor
19. Dispatcher
20. Health Records Professional
21. Career Counselor
22. Vending Machine Servicer
23. Mediator
24. Airline Customer Service Agent Bubye!
25. Genetic Counselor
26. Auto Detailer Have you seen the inside of my car?
27. Medical Secretary
28. Customer Service Representative
29. Cashier
30. Court Clerk
31. Hotel Desk Clerk
32.Fast Food Worker I don't think so!
33. Transit Operator
34. Taxi Driver Just no.
35. Bank Teller
36. Coach
37. Bus Driver
38. Automobile Assembler
39. Paralegal
40. Human Resources Specialist

You can go take it too:1. Go to Put in Username: nycareers, Password: landmark.3. Take their "Career Matchmaker" questions.4. Post the top ten results ( Or like me what ever you you want)

Stolen from Nervous Conditions . Thanks!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Greg Beck flipped our switch!

Greg Beck's Deaths Door was one of my very first blogs that I read. I was hooked. He was my crack. Get your mind out of the gutter, that's not what I meant. I was addicted. I had to read his blogs. He made me laugh, sometimes so hard I cried. God knows a person needs good laughs. And I think God sent him to teach us. So we will try to make Greg proud of us.

Last time I saw Greg Beck we were at blogger meet up at Governor Stumpy's. He was wondering if he was the only black blogger since he is the only one that we all knew about. Now there is no one representing.

I met Greg at my first blogger meet that he & Michelle of Well hell Michelle had organized at Harry's in the River Market. I got a big bear hug from him right off. I felt like was meeting a celebrity. He was gracious & kind to myself, a new blogger. Even with his colorful language he was a gentleman. I was looking forward to future blogger meets where we could get to know him more on a face to face basis.

Greg, you're one in a million. I respect you enormously. I will miss you.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Can the hubby ever swing his tool!

The hubby started last weekend & completed this weekend a low deck over some cracking concrete. It was my idea to have the deck boards at an angle, lots more work but he agreed that it would look great that way. He rocks!

On another note, I saw a small ( 10 inches) black snake go into my flower bed right next to the front door. Shit! Now I have to be careful what I grab when I'm gardening. 4 freaking acres and it has to pick my flowerbed!

Saturday, September 08, 2007

That's enough for me

Don't think I could handle more than that!

You've Experienced 68% of Life

You have all of the life experience that most adults will ever get.
And unless you're already in your 40s, you're probably wise beyond your years.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

The hubby would rather NOT be knitting!

Last December, I got a license frame that said "I would rather be knitting". In fact, I got one each for my four knitting girlfriends. The hubby refused to put it on my car since every now & then he has to drive it. Mind you he is one of the most liberated men I know. But the license frame seems to be the tilting point. So while on vacation in Canada I had one of my wonderful brother in laws install the frame. No, not his brother, Badger. This was the brother in law who's house we stayed at while up there. Weeelllll, the other day I had to leave early for a meeting and that day he was going out to lunch to meet up with some buddies. Suddenly he's all "Go ahead & leave. I'll drive myself. blah, blah, blah, not ready, need to take shower blah, blah...". I didn't think about it until later that afternoon. He didn't want to drive my car to lunch. Busted! Rosey Grier is more macho than my hubby!

Monday, September 03, 2007

Labor Day Weekend

Friday: This has been a great weekend staying in town. Friday evening a quick supper at Taco Bell, then on to Lowe's. We (read the Hubby) are building a low deck.

Saturday: Hubby fixed a kitchen cabinet drawer rail that the broke. I went & picked girlfriend up for lunch & introduced her to Jalapenos. Love their food. Then we headed to Crown center for the Irish Fest. $10 a person! But $5 for seniors. So I whipped out my AARP card. $5 is $5! I don't consider myself a senior but when I turned 50 in January I joined AARP. This was the first time I was able to use my card. Sweeeet! Great music, beautiful things to buy. We also did some window shopping inside Crown Center. We took a break to sit for a bit & I had frozen mocha coffee from Einstein Bros. After checking the rest of the booths we headed for Half Price Book Store. Called the hubby to check in & he had me look for what he called a "graphic novel". It's a freaking comic book. OK there wasn't anything comic about this one. But you get my meaning.

Sunday: The hubby tackled HUGE truck load of boards Sunday morning and started the deck. I cleaned housed. Ugh! We had our good friend. Dirk, come over for supper. He's been studying nursing in Portland, Oregon. We had a Canadian breakfast, blueberry pancakes & real maple syrup made by my family, sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, and chunk cheese. Damn that was good! Then later we had pumpkin pie (premade, but I baked) still warm& cool whip. Great conversation & a full stomach.

Monday: Hubby has worked on the deck all day. We did have another trip to Lowe's for more wood. It's looking awesome. I'm doing laundry. Boring! Hubby came down with heat sickness so we packed away the tools. I had him shower & took him out for good Chinese food ( Master Wok off 40 Hy). He's feeling better now. We realized that we both had not eaten lunch & it was after 7pm. He has a few more hours of work on the deck, but 90% is done. We really have made a lot of changes on the place. Thank God hubby is handy & has done quite a bit himself. Watched some "Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations" on the Travel Channel, on & off all day between loads of laundry. I could never eat the stuff he eats but love the places he goes. If you've never watched him do so!