Friday, May 29, 2009


*I'm up entirely too early. And I don't like it. For some reason I woke up right at 6AM and couldn't go back to sleep.

*Comcast's high speed internet is very misleading. Especially the HIGH SPEED part. That earns Comcast a big SUCK IT from your girl this morning!

*I know I risk getting bashed for this, but I was at Walmart yesterday. Sorry, I thought it was unavoidable, but that's a different story altogether. Point is while I was on a wild goose chase, I found THE cutest top. For me. At Walmart. And I bought it. {Let the bashing begin...}

*The graduation went smashingly yesterday. Bratty Nephew #3 was the first one in the door for their little procession, and I was changing my camera lens. Oops! But I got a million other shots (from the back of the room thankyouverymuch) that I'll share next week.

*We had the LOUDEST freakin' storm last night right as we were going to bed. Yes, that's right - even MORE RAIN! In fact it has rained every. day. this. week. Can someone please send the sun back my way?

It's time for me to get ready for work, so in closing...

Have a great weekend ya'll!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Just shoot me...

I'd love to show you the pictures I've been taking with my FS camera.

FS= Fancy Schmancy

But even though the are PG rated (Pinkie Promise!) most of them will never see the light of day. Especially the 1000+ self portraits I take.

Please say that I'm not the only one that does this. S makes fun of me because for doing it, so I need ya'll to have my back, k?

Since I'm not willing to humilate myself today (Maybe tomorrow - stick around, because you never know with me) here are a few more shots that I am willing to show you...

I couldn't resist taking a picture of these flowers. In fact I took several but I like this one the best.

The cousins gave me a hard time for taking pictures of my piggies but I didn't care. Art like that NEEDS to be documented. Plus I was playing with the settings to see what worked best. {shrugs}

Here I am with Grandma & S during our "family photo shoot". His cousin actually took this picture with my camera since I was beckoned to be in the photograph.

Tip: Being asked to crouch does nothing to give the illusion of a girly figure. This is NOT a recommended pose for anyone bigger than a size 4.

And of course I had to get one of Lil J with her great, great grandmother.

Sorry for the short post, but I have a graduation to attend today. The FS camera is charged and ready...and I'll try to focus on someone other than myself.

But just for today.

For a few hours. After that I cannot make any promises.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Slacker Extraordinaire

The title says it all. This weekend I was the biggest slacker hands down. Ever.

Saturday we celebrated S's Grandma's 80th birthday with his family and had a lovely time. She was mostly surprised that everyone was there was for her, including family from SC.

Later that night we went to his cousin's house to hang out with the rest of his cousins and catch up. It had been FIVE years since we saw the family from SC so there was a lot of catching up to do. We ended up getting home pretty late and the next morning we both felt like crap.

I know what you're thinking, but it wasn't from drinking. It was from smoke. They had lit a bonfire, plus there were some smokers in attendance so the next morning we couldn't breathe and had classic hangover symptoms.

And it was raining. Again.

We landed on the couch (and recliner) and proceeded to watch DVR for most of the day. We did manage to move long enough to make dinner and dessert but I never got around to inviting anyone over so it was just us and the girlfriend. (She comes over every Sunday.)

I was very slow moving yesterday morning, but I did manage to make breakfast/lunch. Afterwards S said something about going riding and just getting out of the house.

It started raining about 5 minutes later. Seriously.

We took that as a sign and went back to the couch.

Hi. My name is Brandy and I'm a slacker extraordinaire.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Stanky, yet refreshing

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*I am so thankful that it is Friday and we have a long weekend. We owe that to the men & women that have served our country so don't forget the reason for the holiday!

*Eminem's new CD is disturbing...but I cannot stop listening. I think it's part of the "reality show addiction" I have. You know you shouldn't watch (or listen in this case) but you just can't help it.

*Just heard that Congress has proposed to raise the beer tax by 145%, wine by 233% & liquor even more than it already is. That's just wrong and I am writing my congressman to tell him so. Bastards.

*Why is it that long hairs grow from moles? I have one on the inside of my arm that is teeny-tiny and yet the two longest hairs I've ever seen come from that mole. And no matter how many times I pull them, they just come back.

*I really want to go to Vegas on a SITScation. Who's with me?

That's all from me this Friday. Have a great SAFE weekend!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Come on over to my water cooler...

Let's chat about American Idol. I may as well because so far this morning that's what everyone is talking about.

The big AI upset. That American "got it wrong". The show is rigged. The conspiracy theories are running amok right now.

And I could care less.

Seriously, I didn't give a darn who won, but I called it early in the season that Adam wouldn't. Some of that was because S was rooting for him and it's always easy to push his buttons, but mainly it the was image that bothered me.

Having seen him you would think he was right up my alley with his black fingernail polish and eye makeup.

Here's my issue - I think the image was contrived. Made up. For show. Not real. Like he jumped into the nearest Hot Topic and got a "glam rock" make over from the cashier.

I couldn't get past that his background is in theater and this was just another character he was playing. He was trying to play America and I wasn't buying it.

Granted the kid could sing. But the faux image turned me off.

I wasn't a regular watcher and often did other things while it was on, but I'm glad that I watched the entire show last night because they had some heavy hitters on there with the contestants.

Like KISS. In full make up and costume performing with who else - the theatrical Adam. And Queen, Black Eyed Peas, Lionel Richie, Keith several others.

My fave though...when Kara DioGuardi (the new judge this season) lays the smack down on "bikini girl". Start watching around 1:35 and watch until 2:37 and you'll see too.

Guess she showed her huh?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Where's the shotgun when you need it?

It's no secret that I'm not a big fan of early mornings. If mornings were on American Idol I definitely would not be voting for them because early mornings suck.

Even worse than Keith singing Like a Virgin.

However, worse than a normal early morning, is one where you were woken up at 4:00 AM.

To dun, dun, dun, dun, dun, dun...

It sounded almost like a dripping faucet, but I knew that wasn't the case. So I tried to ignore it. dun, dun, dun, dun, dun, dun...

No such luck. dun, dun, dun, dun, dun, dun...

I sat up and listened closely to see if I could figure out what it was. dun, dun, dun, dun, dun, dun...

Maybe it started raining during the night and it's dripping from a tree or gutter. dun, dun, dun, dun, dun, dun...

Nope, not it. Maybe there really is a leaky sink and it's flooding my 3 year supply of feminine products at this very moment.

Nope. dun, dun, dun, dun, dun, dun...

I tried again just to go back to sleep. dun, dun, dun, dun, dun, dun...

Then I had to go to the bathroom. With the light on. {Thanks TMM!}

Get back in the bed. dun, dun, dun, dun, dun, dun...

I feel like I'm losing my mind and I may need to overdose on my new meds at this point. dun, dun, dun, dun, dun, dun...

Then I look up.

dun, dun, dun, dun, dun, dun...

Aha! I found the culprit!

But I still had to get up to turn it off. Ugh.

Finally, I snuggle back into my blankets and get my pillow just right.

And at that very moment I realize how much "white noise" the fan makes because S sounds like he's gagging on something with all the air he is sucking in.

Where's the shotgun when you need it?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


You know eventually I'm going to run out of cute ways to include "tattoo" in my post titles, but until then just play along. Okay?

Last week S went to have some more work done on his latest tattoo...

It's a cover up of an older, much smaller dragon that is better suited to go with the shiny new gargoyle he got in November.

During this session, Tattoo Guy mainly focused on the background...note the dark & ominous clouds and the continuation of the "sky" from the gargoyle piece.

Tattoo Guy did start to put some of the color in the tail of the dragon too, but I think that was just to get an idea of how the greens would work with everything else since S choose green.

Specifically he wanted the same green as what is in the gargoyle's "frame".

I think it looks friggin' awesome.

Monday, May 18, 2009

She's not a prude...she's a WINNER!

I totally forgot all about my Sexis surprise giveaway that ended today until about 8 minutes ago.


Anyway randomly choose number the prize goes to...

ROXANE @ It Really Is, All About Me

Although I beg to differ about that blog name since we all know it's really all about ME, and not Roxane.

Or maybe that's just in my world...but not at this moment because even in my world it's about Roxane being the winner.

Hmmmm...maybe she was right to begin with.


Anywho...she has her yet to choose her gift but I've offered up a $10 gift card from the place of her choice. Hell, I'd even go to Walmart if that's what she really wanted.

Even though it is really all about ME. Ahem.

Another Uninspired Monday Meme...Part III

I've already done Part 1 and Part 2 so this is final part of the meme that I stole from April, who stole it from somebody else, who stole it from somebody else and so on. It's been passed around the world and back, but since I haven't done it that makes it new material for ME.

41. Ever go to college? Not exactly.

42. Where are you right now? At work, in my office.

43. Biggest annoyance in your life right now? My weight.

44. Last song listened to? Good question. I *think* it was If Today Was Your Last Day by Nickelback. I love the first line-"My best friend gave me the best advice; He said each day's a gift and not a given right..."

46. Are you allergic to anything? Nope.

47. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time? I own over 70 pairs of shoes, but I find myself wearing flip flops all the time right now. I have on a new pair today and they are super cute!

48. Are you jealous of anyone? No. I'm not really the jealous type.

49. Is anyone jealous of you? I hope not.

50. Where is your idea of a dream vacation? Any where there are people to clean up after me.

51. What time is it? 8:55 AM

52. Do any of your friends have children? Of course.

53. Do you eat healthy? Not as much as I should.

54. What do you usually do during the day? Work & blog.

55. Do you hate anyone right now? No. I'm not really the "hating" type. I strongly dislike individuals at various times but hate is pretty harsh.

56. Do you use the word 'hello' daily? Maybe. I've never paid attention. I probably do because I answer the phones at work.

58. How old will you be turning on your next birthday? 34. Ugh.

59. Have you ever been to Six Flags? Only once during my junior year of high school. It was a blast even though I'm not a huge fan of amusement parks.

60. How did you get one of your scars? I have a scar on my forehead, right in between my eyes from when I had chicken pox as a kid. It's not very attractive...guess when they say don't scratch, they mean it.

Have a great Monday!

Friday, May 15, 2009

I ♥ my BFF...

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-S has off the 3rd Friday of every month so that means not only is he still laying in the bed while I'm blogging hard at work, but there was no one to make me coffee this morning. ~sigh~

-Last night was our band banquet and so as of July 1 I will no longer be the band booster president. By choice. The kids are great and I'll still be involved but not being "in charge" will be a relief to me...

-Doesn't the FDA have more important things to do than harass Cheerios? Seriously.

-I went to my lady bizness appointment this week and left with two prescriptions to help with my PMS. My instructions are to try Yaz for two months and if that doesn't help enough then I should fill the Rx for Lexapro. So essentially I'll be taking those "happy pills" that S has been begging that I get. (BTW do you have any feedback about either drug? I'd love to hear it!)

-I'm eating a bowl of Cheerios with skim milk while typing this post. :)

-If you haven't visited Sexis yet, make sure you do and then enter my surprise giveaway. Don't be scurred.

-Lately I've been slacking on visiting my bloggy peeps so if I haven't been by your place in a while, please let me know and I'll be sure to stop by today (or this weekend depending on how busy work is) because I don't want anyone to feel neglected.

Have a great weekend ya'll!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

May I Introduce...

I just realized last night that several of you may not know the fam. I talk a lot about them so I thought it would be nice to put a face with the names.

Of course there's me, the rock star...

Then the occasional cast members...

My middle sis-

Her oldest son, aka Bratty Nephew #1-

His brother Bratty Nephew #2-

My Dad-

His wife, my stepmother-

My Auntie M-

And the supporting stars...

My 1 yr old niece Beefy -

My 5 yr old Bratty Nephew #3 -

Their mother, aka Lil Sis - (it was impossible to find a picture of her that was not already edited)

The teen, or SS as I refer to him -

My stepdaughter, SD and Lil J, my granddaughter -

And last but not least here's S -

Yep that's us.

It's nice to meet ya'...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Provocative? Perhaps....

You may have noticed the new banner on my page for Sexis. (Or not, but now I'm pointing it out, okay?!)

Sexis - a provocative sex magazine at

No, I'm not promoting porn - although I don't see anything wrong with that. To each his own I say...but in this case we're taking about Sexis, an online sex magazine developed by our good friends from Eden Fantasy's.

Oh no! Did I just say the dreaded "sex" word?

Oh yes I did.

The truth is that sex is a part of my world; S maybe even wishes it were a bigger part. You know how that goes...

I'd guess that it's been a part of your world too and that is what makes this magazine relevant to everyone.

The articles are well written and clever, with topics ranging from sex during pregnancy to safer sex 101. And be sure to check out The Bloggess - she is a riot and worth the trip, all by herself. Sure, there are some risque topics but that happens when you're talking about s-e-x.

Don't be afraid to look.

The set up is very tasteful; the pictures are sexy, not trashy and the articles are interesting and fun to read. I promise you'll find something that pertains to you.

Eden Fantasy's has outdone themselves this time - Sexis rocks!

I know this is topic isn't for everyone but I want to encourage you to stop by Sexis and look around, so I'm doing a small giveaway for anyone that visits and then comes back to tell me your favorite part.

Just leave me a comment and I'll draw a winner from the comments on Monday. The gift is a surprise but you guys know I give away great stuff!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Before and After...Prom

I've been talking a lot about my new camera but I haven't really posted any pictures yet.

Here are a few pictures that I've taken either at Beefy's 1st birthday party or just messing around. None of the pictures have been edited at all...

This past weekend was SS's Prom so of course I had to take pictures of him and the gf before they left to meet their friends.

Insanely I volunteered to work After Prom so S and I reported to duty at 11:30 Saturday night and stayed until after 4 in the morning working one of the blackjack tables.

This was my first year volunteering, but I will say that the committee did a GREAT job! The cafeteria looked nothing like the cafeteria and there were so many activities for them to choose from - fortune teller, money machine, carictures, blackjack, inflatibles, etc. The best part is that it was all included in the price of the ticket.

All the kids had a good time and although I hate to admit it, so did we.

The next morning when I got up after only 4 hours of that was a different story