Thursday, March 31, 2005

A tragic loss.

No, I'm not going to talk about THE recent death that everyone else is obsessing about right now. Someone else has passed away, someone whose passing barely registered on the media radar screen (I didn't hear about it until reading the news on a friend's blog)--comedian Mitch Hedberg. Although early reports specify "heart attack" as cause of death, it sounds as though the underlying cause was drug-related.

You may not know him by name, but even a semi-regular viewer of Comedy Central has undoubtedly caught at least part of his act. He was honestly one of my favorite comedians, and I am very sorry to hear that he's gone so soon. (I was having issues with the actual link, but go here, do a search on Mitch Hedberg--make sure you're searching "news" and not "shopping"--and then click "Hedberg's humor in class by itself." This one was obviously written before he died, but it really captures his style of humor.) (you have to register to read the article--it's free and well worth it, as it's the best profile on him I've been able to find) (if you have sound, watch the first two clips)
And a good time was had by all!

Easter was a success!
We had 15 people, including us, for the weekend. All survived and reported to have a great weekend. The bathroom we've been working on for the last couple months was functional and everyone was impressed. The food was good and there was plenty of it. We took the kids to the marshmallow drop & a huge Easter egg hunt & ended the weekend with a trip downtown to the Hard Rock Cafe. Easter Mass was a really great service. The Incredibles movie was quite the hit with everyone. Our old toys got a lot of use by the nieces and nephews. Both families got along really well.
It was really nice to have everyone together :)

Saturday, March 26, 2005

We're getting ripped off.

Each season is (in theory anyway) three months long. Here in Michigan, though, it doensn't really work out that way. It FEELS like winter for 4 months, generally--Dec., Jan., Feb. and usually a good part of March. Then we only get "spring" weather for April and May, before summer kicks in in early June.

I think I'm going to start an online petition. Why not? They have online petitions for everything else these days. WHO'S WITH ME?

Friday, March 25, 2005

Happy Easter.

For a while now--most of my life, really--the true meaning of Easter has escaped me. I've always known, of course, that there was more to Easter than jelly beans and stuffed bunnies, but I've never really stopped to really acknowledge the "reason for the season," if you will. (I know, I know--that's Christmas, but just go with me on this one.) I mean, to be honest, I'm not even EXACTLY sure of the history of Good Friday. I THINK it's the day Jesus was killed and buried in the rock cave thingie, and then on Easter He rose. Or maybe that's Palm Sunday that He died...but then what's the story on Good Friday? Discuss.

Anyway, I know everyone has different beliefs and I'm certainly not one to force my religious convictions on anyone else. However, I do want to wish everyone a truly blessed Easter.

(And Anna, our thoughts and prayers are with you this weekend.) ;)

Monday, March 21, 2005

Parents are just getting weirder & weirder...

My Mom called me late last Thursday night to tell me that she had eloped.

She'd been dating her long-term fiance for about a decade and they'd been engaged for at least 5 years. They were on a road trip vacation and were driving through Kanab, Utah when the marriage bug bit and just had to be scratched.

I'm happy for them and love them both but... Why the rush? Couldn't wait for the kids to fly in? It's all just a little surprising.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Women I'd go gay for.

Yes, that's right--this is becoming the Jerry Springer of blogs. I am not above resorting to cheap lesbian sex to reel in the readers again (in fact, just HAVING the word "lesbian" on here should result in some hits).

However, I am secure enough in my straightness to admit that I have a crush on Ellen DeGeneres. I love everything about her: her sense of humor, her style of dress, her hair, her yeah, I would GG (go gay) for her.

I know there are others; I'd be watching a movie and I'd think (or say), "If I were a lesbian, I would TOTALLY do her," but of course, I can't think of any of them right now. Maybe some people from your OWN GG lists will spark my memory, though. (And you guys BETTER play, too.)
In the spirit...

of getting the blog to be a hip & happenin' place again I give you the following life update:

I continue to work on my second bathroom. We've taken down, put up, started things on fire, shorted out the power (multiple times), gotten up early, stayed up late, sworn, fought, made up and we're now putting up drywall.

I also continue to prepare for 14 family members to invade my home for Easter.

Yes, that's the same stuff I've been doing for the last month, and I'll continue to do it for the next couple weeks.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Where the hell IS everyone?

No one's posting, no one's making comments. Is the thrill gone? Is the honeymoon over? Do I need to start coming up with juicy scandals?

Holla at your girl!

(If nothing else, you can make fun of me for using the word "holla.")

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Friday, March 04, 2005

The Crue.

With the events of the last few days (have I mentioned that Elliot is an asshole?), I forgot to tell you about my GOOD news! As an early birthday present, I got tickets to see Motley Crue this summer!! We missed them when they perfomed at the Palace a couple of weeks ago, and I swore to myself that if they ever came back, I WOULD be there. A few days later, the annoucement was made that, due to popular demand, they were returning to Detroit in August!! A coincidence, or was something greater at work?

Anyway, I got to buy my tickets during a presale because of this guy I bl-- I mean, for reasons that really aren't important, so we're in the 6th row!! (We're in the far left section, but still.)


Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Court results.

Here's a summary:

1) Elliott's an asshole.

2) Basically, the magistrate (not a judge) was not familiar enough with bankruptcy law to be able to confidentally rule today. He said he needed to verify that a broken lease would, in fact, be a debt that is discharged under bankruptcy law, and that he would mail us notice of his final ruling. I have talked to several lawyers over the course of this whole thing who have ALL assured me that yes, such a debt WOULD be discharged by the bankruptcy, as long as the debt was incurred prior to filing (which is was) so I'm feeling relatively confident; even so, I'm anxious to receive the final ruling.

3) Elliott is, in fact, an asshole.