Thursday, July 31, 2008

Rated "R" for Racy

About Last Night.....
Twin Peaks
Wild Things


Coming home
91/2 Weeks
Two Moon Junction

Well leave it to me to be the one living on the edge and talking about what everyone in bloggerland has done at least once! (ha ha)


Yes, we all do it at least once a month if we need it or not! Now here are a few of my picks for hottest love scenes, and I am not talking all love dovey stuff! Did anyone ever watch the TV show Twin Peaks?

It was risque to say the least at it's time~~now it's nothing compared to what we see! Are we seeing too much of this stuff and just becoming desensitized to it?

Which of these movies have you seen? What are your thoughts?

Is all sexual content in TV and movies bad?

The choice is yours? I am going to he-- (insert 2 L's here) for posting this?


My personal favorites are?.................................... You figure it out! (ha)

Hugs, "Da French One~Living on the Edge" xoxox


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Psychic Readings

So have any of you ladies ever had a psychic reading? Tarot cards? Rune stones? The reason I ask is this~~~Years ago while living in Canada I had a lady I would go to on a regular basis--meaning once every 6 months to a year...but before I found her I had gone into Toronto to a psychic fair and had a reading done....thousands of psychics all crammed into a large convention center...I walked around for what seemed like hours and finally found a lady that I thought would be good...this was in 1989! The reading was on a cassette tape remember those? Well I just found the tape~~then who owns a cassette player any more? I scoured the neighborhood and finally found a neighbor who had one! So after our dinner we sat in her garage and listened to what this lady had told me almost 20 years ago! It was really weird! Everything she talked about was true even down to the number of kids I have! The lady I used to see told me the last time I seen her that I would be moving out of the country and would never return~~I laughed at the time and thought she was crazy~~I was in nursing school at the time and never thought of moving! So I have been pondering the idea of trying to find someone new here, but there are so many fakes out there where to start right?

Then I go to work on Friday night and my co-worker proceeds to tell me about a reading she had done over the phone with a psychic! She was so impressed! She has been urging me to call her and set a phone appointment! I want to but yet I am sort of afraid~~~not afraid of the reading afraid I will be disappointed! It's not expensive for a treat, so what say y'all?? Should I or shouldn't I?? HMMMM????

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I Fell Off The Blogger Wagon!

It's been a crazy few days and I fell off the blogger wagon! Yikes! Hope to get back on soon! Just a very quick daughter asked me last night "mom if you could have any super power what would it be?" Without hesitation the first thing that came to my mind was "being able to read people's minds"! She looked at me curiously and said I never thought of that as a super power but that's a good one! We laughed and she said she liked the idea of being able to walk through walls...the conversation then went on and I had her laughing talking about Wonder Woman and her invisible plane~~~she wasn't invisible, but her plane was! Phew I am dating myself again!

So the question of the day is what would YOUR super power be?

Hugs, French;)

Friday, July 25, 2008

Adrenaline Junky or Weird?

First let me say~~~I don't feel the need to blog everyday, but I guess it's my wind down time, and since everyone goes to bed so much earlier than me it's my time to think, and watch movies, and catch up in everything else! I average 4 to 6 hours of sleep max! My days are so crazy now with running my husband's business 3 to 4 days a week and working full time weekend nights! I have found that blogging has been a good way of letting it all go and starting fresh the next day! Speaking of watching movies, am I the only weird one who loves horror movies? I mean seriously every time we have friend's come over which isn't often because of my work schedule; the question is~~ So what movie? Every time I get the same reply anything but horror and gore! OK I admit it I guess I must be an adrenaline junky or am I just weird?! I LOVE them! The one's that make me jump, scream, have dreams whatever it is I am addicted to scary movies! Psychological thrillers are my favorite but also the ones that seem to stay with me longer?!

Some people skydive, some people do crazy things I watch scary movies! Sounds rather tame to me! Comparatively speaking that is! Most men won't even watch the stuff I watch! WTH?? Lucky for me if hubby does stay awake long enough to watch a movie (lol) it will usually be a horror flick of some sort! Even my reading preference is horror! I have tried for years to read romance novels and haven't gotten through one yet! Give me horror and self-help, or relationship type books and I will read them though!

So with all that said the 3 movies that have had the biggest impact on me would have to be:

The original----

"When A Stranger Calls"

I was about 13 years old babysitting and watching this movie, the kids were asleep and I sat in the basement wrapped in a blanket scared out of my wits! And yes you guessed it " the phone rang" I ran upstairs screaming like a wild hyena! Still haven't seen the new one, and heard it wasn't very good!

"The Exorcist"

I had never heard of this kind of thing in my life ( demonic possession?) and I remember how worried I was that this actually happened to people! I was about 15 I think when I seen it in it's entirety! To this day it still gives me chills up my spine!


Now after watching this movie and reading all the reviews years later I realized how truly afraid the cast was! To this day Craig T. Nelson still won't speak of it? The events that followed that movie are really creepy!

So why do I find this stuff so fascinating? Why do I like to have the "beejesus" scared out of me?
If you do like scary movies which one do you remember seeing first? What kind of impact did it have on you?
FYI (Tiney) my posts generally don't take me but 25 to 45 minutes, tops!;)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Grand Illusion or Optical Illusion?

Old man or lovers?
Read this sentence, then read it a few more times.
Duck or rabbit?
The grey lines are straight.
Woman or sax player?
This is a perfect circle.

Is the ball moving?
The center circles are the same size.
Face of an Eskimo or the whole Eskimo?

These dots are completely white.
Magic and illusions have always fascinated me, is it trickery of the eye or the mind? Sort of like decorating I think~~~beauty is in the eyes of the beholder...sometimes your eyes like what they see and perhaps sometimes the eyes convince the brain it likes what it sees...
The human body and our senses are so finely tuned like a well oiled machine I find it incredible that there are so many moving parts, that work in total synchronicity! Well most of the time they do! Unless of course you try this~~~~you know you will, you know you want to, go ahead try it!

How smart is Your Right Foot? Just try this, it is from an orthopedic surgeon.....
It will boggle your mind and you will keep trying over and over again to see if you can outsmart your foot, but you can't!
It's pre-programmed in your brain! Now try this:

1. WITHOUT anyone watching you (they WILL think you are GOOFY...)while sitting where you are at your desk in front of your computer, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.
2. Now, while doing this, draw the number '6' in the air with your right hand.Your foot will change direction, i.e., to counterclockwise. I told you so! And there's nothing you can do about it! You and I both know how stupid it is, but before the day is done you are going to try it again, if you've not already done so.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Those Crazy Kids~~~~

Well let's see, heck everyone has been reminiscing about crazy days gone by, so I thought I would also share a funny story with my blogging buddies! You see these two cute little girls below? Well, many many years ago back in the day (LOL) they had the most brilliant idea..Back in the 1970's McDonald's gave out small boxes with cookies, very similar to those that now carry the Happy Meals....well it was October and we had received our usual UNICEF box to collect coins and cash, during trick or treating, that we would later return to school for donations. It was our way of contributing to the starving children.....well shortly after turning our boxes in to the school we had gone to McDonald's with our parents for lunch one day...upon returning home we had come up with this brilliant idea! We cleverly used construction paper to cover the McDonald's boxes and wrote UNICEF on the boxes...the way we seen it people gave money to those who needed it and at the time heck we needed it! Why you ask? To buy candy at the store Buffie! So away we trekked, door to door collecting loose change from all of the neighbors! We both thought we were onto something here, people were giving us money for free! Why? Because we were cute? They were generous? We didn't care as long as they gave us money we were happy!
So after a long day of going door to door, and I do mean a long day! Several hours of knocking and pouting we did, to collect our money we ran upstairs to count the money up! Let's see how much we have! I honestly don't remember how much it was but I am sure it was no more than $2.00! We thought we were rich! We were already deciding on the candy we were each going to buy after we split the profits 50/50! And then UH OH~~~~~~~~~ We were caught red handed! Of course our parents scolded us and the worst part EVER was what they made us do! We ended up having to go back to every single house and give the money back! Most of the people said "ahh it's ok" as we stood there and cried apologizing, but regardless our parents made us do it! I believe this was my first lesson in humiliation! Thanks for reminding me of it! LOL! I swear it was all HER idea;)~~~~French;)

My Dream Vacation!

You see this movie made it's debut in 1982, it was "risque" to say the least during this time, but when I seen it I totally fell in love with Greece!

By day!
By night!

So I guess most of my blogging friends thought that Jamaica was my only dream vacation spot and although I absolutely LOVE it there... I secretly have another destination which would truly by my dream vacation for so many reasons...Let's take a look and see what we have...

Look at the landscape!

Oh the views!
A church

What could be more breathtaking than this? I am in awe of this place!

Ohh and ahh, this is soo romantic!

Have you ever seen this kind of architecture in any other country? The views are absolutely breathtaking to me! The white homes against the blue sea, and mountainside are just like no other I have ever seen anywhere! Not to mention the history here which I find equally fascinating! I did get to travel to Greece for a brief minute as a flight attendant...we were only there for 36 hours so I never got to Santorini Island! The people, the views, the food everything was amazing! DH wants Scotland and I want this? Could we be any different? I want to see Scotland don't get me wrong but this just takes my breath away! Hope you enjoy the pics!

Love and hugs French;)

Monday, July 21, 2008

My Answers.......

1.Do you believe in ghosts or evil spirits? Would you be willing to spend one night alone in a remote house that is supposedly haunted? A big NO, that's why I would never own an older home too much history in there, and it scares me! I have been in older homes and have had to leave because of the hair standing up on my neck! Creepy! I love to look at them and love the architecture but to live in one don't think I could.

2.If you were to die tonight with no opportunity to communicate with anyone, what would you most regret not having told someone? Why haven't you told them? I have and I tell those that I love them all the time;) The only regret I have here is not remembering if I told my sister I loved her as she was an infant when she died...I hope I did!

3.You discover your wonderful one year old child is, because of a mix-up at the hospital not yours. Would you want to exchange the child to correct the mistake? It would kill me but I think I would want my birth child back..... I think?

4.If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the body or the mind of a 30 year old for the last 60 years of your life, which one would you want? There are plenty of 90 year olds I work with that are completely mentally intact, so I would have to say body! The mind does you no good unless you have the body that works properly to keep it going...

5.If you could use a voodoo doll to hurt anyone without being discovered would you?
No way....Karma is karma....

6.Would you be willing to murder an innocent person if it meant there would be no hunger left in the world? No, because what if that innocent person was one of my children?

7.If God appeared to you in a series of vivid dreams and told you to leave everything behind, travel alone to the Red Sea and become a fisherman, what would you do? What if you were told to sacrifice your child? No....dreams that real would mean I would go see a shrink!

8.What is your most treasured memory? Being a kid hanging out at grandpy's house fishing in the pond (lol)

9. Do your close friends tend to be older or younger than you? A good mixture of both I say....

10. Your house that contains everything you own, catches fire; after saving your loved ones and pets you have time to save just one more thing what would it be and why? I say pictures but Donna tells me to upload them all on one of the computer services....who has that much time! I have so darn many! (yikes) it would take weeks!

11. Someone very close to you is in pain, paralyzed, and will die within a month. He begs you to give him poison so that he can die. Would you? What if it were your father! This is a tough one for me because of the work I do...too often I see families holding on to family members that are truly suffering...I dunno I really don't....

12. If you could choose the manner of your death would you? What would it be? Absolutely, in my sleep, quietly and peacefully.

13. If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be? Not growing up in a alcoholic environment......

14.Would it disturb you much if, upon your death, your body were simply thrown into the woods and left to rot? Why? No, it's merely a shell means nothing...

15. Do you feel you have much impact on the lives of people you come into contact with? Can you think of someone who, over a short period of time, significantly influenced your life?
I hope that I have had a positive impact on someone....I know for a fact I have had those that made that sort of impact on me! Including some of my patients!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Book of Questions....Things to ponder.....

I have a small book by Gregory Stock PH.D. that is called " The Book of Questions" there are 200 questions that really make you think about are a few for you to ponder..

  1. Do you believe in ghosts or evil spirits? Would you be willing to spend one night alone in a remote house that is supposedly haunted?

  2. If you were to die tonight with no opportunity to communicate with anyone, what would you most regret not having told someone? Why haven't you told them?

  3. You discover your wonderful one year old child is, because of a mix-up at the hospital not yours. Would you want to exchange the child to correct the mistake?

  4. If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the body or the mind of a 30 year old for the last 60 years of your life, which one would you want?

  5. If you could use a voodoo doll to hurt anyone without being discovered would you?

  6. Would you be willing to murder an innocent person if it meant there would be no hunger left in the world?

  7. If God appeared to you in a series of vivid dreams and told you to leave everything behind, travel alone to the Red Sea and become a fisherman, what would you do? What if you were told to sacrifice your child?

  8. What is your most treasured memory?

  9. Do your close friends tend to be older or younger than you?

  10. Your house that contains everything you own, catches fire; after saving your loved ones and pets you have time to save just one more thing what would it be and why?

  11. Someone very close to you is in pain, paralyzed, and will die within a month. He begs you to give him poison so that he can die. Would you? What if it were your father!

  12. If you could choose the manner of your death would you? What would it be?

  13. If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be?

  14. Would it disturb you much if, upon your death, your body were simply thrown into the woods and left to rot? Why?

  15. Do you feel you have much impact on the lives of people you come into contact with? Can you think of someone who, over a short period of time, significantly influenced your life?

Some really deep questions and these were some of the tamer ones....just things that make you think;) Have fun with need to tell me your answers it's all about thinking it for yourself but if you want to share any of your replies please do!


Are "WE" Compatible?

This is the information about my birth name....
There are 21 letters in your name.Those 21 letters total to 91
There are 10 vowels and 11 consonants in your name.

Your number is: 1
The characteristics of #1 are: Initiating action, pioneering, leading, independent, attaining, individual.
The expression or destiny for #1:
A number 1 Expression denotes the skilled executive with keen administrative capabilities. You must develop the capacity to be a fine leader, sales executive, or promoter. You have the tools to become an original person with a creative approach to problem solving, and a penchant for initiating action. Someone may have to follow behind you to handle the details, but you know how to get things going and make things happen. You have a good mind and the ability to use it for your advancement. Because of these factors, you have much potential for achievement and financial rewards. Frequently, this expression belongs to one running a business or striving to achieve a level of accomplishment on ones talents and efforts. You have little need for much supervision, preferring to act on your own with little restraint. You are both ambitious and determined. Self-confident and self-reliant must be yours, as you develop a strong unyielding will and the courage of your convictions.
Although you fear loneliness, you want to be left alone. You fear routine and being in a rut. You often jump the gun because you are afraid of being left behind.

Your Soul Urge number is: 7
A Soul Urge number of 7 means:

Soul Urge you are very fond of reading, and retreating to periods of being alone and away from the disruptions of the outer world. You like to dream and develop your idealistic understandings, to study and analyze, to gain knowledge and wisdom. You may be too laid back and withdrawn to really succeed in the business world, and you will be much more comfortable in circumstances that are tolerant of your reserve, your analytical approach, and your desire to use your mind rather than your physical being.
You are very timid around people that you don't know very well, so much so at times that casual conversation and social situations can be strained. You tend to repress your emotions to the extent that some people have a good bit of difficulty understanding you. You tend to be very selective with friends and you don't easily adapt to new environments or to new people very quickly.

The negative traits of the 7 include becoming too much the introvert and isolated from others.

Your Inner Dream number is: 3

An Inner Dream number of 3 means:
You dream of artistic expression; writing, painting, music. You would seek to more freely express your inner feeling and obtain more enjoyment from life. You also dream of being more popular, likable, and appreciated.
You were born on a Saturday under the astrological sign Scorpio.
Your Life path number is 7.
Your fortune cookie reads: Keep your plans secret for now.

Life Path Compatibility:
You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 1, 5 & 7.
You should get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 4 & 22.
You may or may not get along well with those with the Life Path number 9.
You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 2, 3, 6, 8 & 11.

You were born in the Chinese year of the Horse.

Your Native American Zodiac sign is Snake; your plant is Thistle

7/18/2008 8:15:15 PM EDTYou are 41 years old.
You are 500 months old.
You are 2,174 weeks old.
You are 15,217 days old.
You are 365,228 hours old.
You are 21,913,695 minutes old.
You are 1,314,821,715 seconds old.

Celebrities who share your birthday:
McCaughey septuplets (1997)
Jodie Foster (1962)
Meg Ryan (1961)
Calvin Klein (1942)
Ted Turner (1938)
Dick Cavett (1936)
Larry King (1933)
Indira Gandhi (1917)
Tommy Dorsey (1905)
Bill Gates (1955)
These have the exact date of your birthday:
November 19, -James Garfield
November 19, - Indira Gandhi
November 19, - Ted Turner
November 19,- Jody Foster

If you would like to see if "we" are compatible this is a fun and very interesting site I found just perusing>>>I have deleted some information that was rather boring and tried to keep the interesting stuff, like I am 500 months old! YIKES! Click the link below to get your own Numerology fact sheet, you can also do your birthday for fun! Remember YOU MUST put in the name as it is shown on your birth certificate not your married name! If you click on any of the highlighted items you can read more information!

Have fun with it!


The site can be found at

Friday, July 18, 2008

7 Unimportant things About me...

Bridget from "My silly blog" has tagged me. I am suppose to share 7 unimportant things about me, so here goes nothing!

1. I danced for 12 years ( no Justine not as a pole dancer- lol) tap, ballet, jazz I was one year away from my teaching certificate and quit...I still regret it to this day!

2. I prefer my steak cold straight out of the fridge! Cooked medium, but cold! Crazy huh?

3. A day without coffee would mean death for me~~~that's almost all I ever drink even in 90 degree weather (It's a Canadian thing, God I miss Tim Horton's sigh) Oh and I miss the Timbits too! NOT the donut holes? huh

4. I have secretly dreamed of becoming a motivational speaker...(stupid huh?)

5. I hate people that are not on time it drives me crazy! Why set an appointment or a time to meet if you can't get there on time?

6. I cry alot--- even at commercials....I am a big wuss and wear my heart on my sleeve although most people don't see that about me at first.......

7. I hate alarm clocks which is why I work nights, I get to have my hubby and children waking me up, much nicer way to get up for the day;)

So now I tag Donna~~~let it rip girl!!

Hugs to all and wish me luck on my test this afternoon!!
Frenchfry xoxox

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Death Penalty?

Before you assume what this blog is about I suggest you read first... as the content may surprise you! I know this is a long blog and I apologize for that but please read;)Correctional facility in SC......
The electric chair better known as "sparky" and yes I sat in it!
Infamous Susan Smith...if you don't know who she is you can read more here

Television show on HBO called "OZ" about life behind bars....never a more "reality" based show about life in prison than this! This show was the real thing!

Now before you jump to conclusions I am not here to state an opinion just to give some facts.
Several people have asked what brought me to South Carolina, and I can tell you it was simply because of weather, and job availability. As a graduate nurse I was excited to embark on a new career but as fate would have it, jobs were little to none in Canada at the time..Nurses with 10+years experience were getting laid off, so the odds of a new nurse getting a job were slim to none. That started the momentum of looking elsewhere...I wanted to go to Hawaii where I had been offered a great job with great pay, but the distance was too far for family. I then considered Australia, again same issue distance..I finally decided Florida, the weather was nice and one could get there within 24 hours of driving...but alas my husband just wouldn't agree. Then my school friend suggested SC as that's where the "golf" was and since my husband is an avid golfer the decision was made. Then so began the process of sending out applications, to a strange country, in a strange place where we knew "nobody" (gulp) very scary to say the least! I managed to line up 3 interviews.
The first was at a quaint little hospital in the middle of nowhere! Although it would have been great experience in the ER, I thought no way too far removed from everything, after all I was a city girl through and through! The next was at a small local clinic, just didn't like the atmosphere, I was running out of luck. Then the third at the state medium/maximum security prison locally in the heart of the city.
I remember driving deep into the facility to find the building where my interview was..I remember walking into the underground path that led to the main building..I remember going through a metal detector and having my belongings (pocketbook) investigated...then they asked me to step forward to the front of the gate... I gulped the gate clanged open I stepped in and then closed shut behind me! OMG there I was in a space no bigger than 4x6 surrounded by 3 metal sets of bars. The guard was in a booth to my right...I am sure he kept me there for what seemed like forever to see my reaction! I know that at that moment my heart raced beyond control, I started asking myself " what the he__ are you doing here"? Finally the gate opened and I was escorted by another officer to the infirmary. This is where I met the nurse that was interviewing me. She was a sweet little women, I remember how kind she was and how nice all the nurses were as they greeted me.. then I began to think what great people! We talked for what seemed like forever and then she asked if I wanted a tour of the facility, and of course I said yes! I mean how many people get to see the inside of a maximum security prison, right? She warned me as we were about to go outside to not put my face down or appear frightened, the whole time I was thinking to myself " yeah right, I am about to shit myself" (sry for cussing)
As we walked out to the yard there were several groups of men doing different activities, for the most part they were standing and talking, I remember how loud it was....
We then proceeded about 10 steps into the yard and suddenly it was so quiet you could hear a pin drop.....I gulped and kept my head up and continued walking...I can't tell you how I felt, because honestly most of it was a blur after that moment...I only remember thinking put on your straight face and keep walking! I do remember thinking most of them could probably hear my heart beating because it pounded as though it was going to come out of my chest!
We finally arrived to the other side of the yard and entered into another small building. This was the intake room. As prisoners were transported here for blood work, and several different shots were given, a history taken and then eventually sent to their new home (cell).
She told me to survive here you have to remember 2 things... first, don't ever let them see you scared! Second, although they are prisoners the place usually runs by their rules so pay attention to your surroundings at all times! What the heck did that mean? So eventually we walked back into the first building and she said..."we also have a psychiatric facility" behind the infirmary, for the criminally insane, I will take you there also. But please be warned, these are very dangerous criminals and expect the unexpected" My head was screaming at me now~~"run for your life" but my curiosity kept me intact! So we walked into yet another hall, greeted by yet another officer.. this time the feeling overcame me quickly, this looks really creepy! You know that feeling, when you know something is just not going to be good...well we entered into the double locked doors, we stood on what seemed like the second floor looking down at the cells, she started telling me how these inmates were extremely vile and how they never acted accordingly. Well you know the movie
"Silence of the Lambs"?
Hannibal said he could smell her before she entered the prison? That's how I felt! I figured with all the talk about them being so vile we would never go down the steps and be in their view? Right? Wrong!!! Down the stairs we climbed, she started quietly telling me some of the crimes and behaviours of these inmates, some so ghastly I shivered as we walked 3 to 4 feet away from the cell doors I listened to her ramble on and then "whop" on the floor in front me! OMG! She saw my disgust and fear and we quickly returned up the stairs! We then returned to her office where she offered me a job in the infirmary, a closed 34 bed unit and I accepted! She said simply because of how I maintained my composure was why I got the job? (huh)? I worked there for almost 4 years until moving into another state facility...the stories I could tell!!

I can only say we treated them we were never told their crimes but after awhile it was very apparent....I even got sent to the woman's facility to work and had the DISPLEASURE of meeting Susan Smith face to face.......That's a whole story in itself!
So the long and short of this is simple, if I can handle myself in a maximum security prison I can handle anything! Trust me! So if I seem a little rough around the edges to some, I have good reason, I had to learn to be that way to survive!


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

How To Speak Southern

Being a Canadian girl I thought a move to South Carolina would be rather easy, I mean after all it's the US right? So similar to Canada and we are all North American too...well I never expected getting used to the language would be so...well....interesting to say the least! So I have compiled a few things to help those that may travel through good ole South Cacalacky as we like to warmly call it;)

1. Attair~~Contraction used to indicate the specific item desired. "Pass me attair gravy, please"

2. Awl~~An amber fluid used to lubricate engines. " Ah like that car, but it sure does use a lot of awl".

3. Bad Off~~Desperately in need of, also extremely ill. " You must be bad off for something to read". or " Jims' in the hospital, he's bad off".

4. Bleeve~~ " Ah bleeve we ought to go to church this Sunday".

5. Bound to~~ " Too much beers bound to give you a headache".

6. Caint~~" I just caint understand why this checkbook won't balance".

7. Dawg~~" A four legged animal much esteemed in rural sections of the South".

8. Eat up with~~ " Excessively afflicted by. " That woman's eat up with jealousy".

9. Git~~ Acquire " If you're goin' to the store, git me a six pack of beer".

10. Good ole boy~~Any Southern male between the ages of 16 and 60 who has an amiable disposition and is fond of boon companions, strong drinking, hound dawgs, fishin', huntin' and good-lookin' women, but not necessarily in that order".

And just for your entertainment since I have to be in class tomorrow all day (ugh) I am passing out homework to the computer geeks out there;) Try this quiz and let me know how you do he heheheheehehehe~~~Warning it's super addicting and will drive you crazy!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

My award!

A special thanks to Bridget from My silly Blog for this truly sweet award! To simply have people reading daily is good enough for me but to be recognized is even more special;) I beleive I am suppose to tag 7 people. So in no particular order I tag all those that visit me! Your kind words and, laughter and stories have and continue to inspire me every day! I know that several have already been tagged so I won't expect those to do it that have just been nominated let's just say you all beat me to it;)
Peace and love to all today, tomorrow and always;)
Now I have an early morning 5 am (yikes) which I am totally not use to due to working 12 hour night shift, so let's see if I can keep my eyes open!
Sorry this is so short have to get some sleep;)
Hugs From me~~~

Waxing Horror Story

So a few years ago a friend sent this to me and I laughed so hard I cried! Thought I would share it with you ladies as a reminder of what we crazy women have to go through! Compared to men that is;)

All hair removal methods have tricked us with their promises of easy, painless removal. The epilady, scissors, razors, Nair and now.... The Wax!! My night began as any other normal weekday night. Come home; fix dinner; played with the kids. I then had the thought that would ring painfully in my mind for the next few hours; "Maybe I should pull the wax out of the medicine cabinet?" So I headed to the site of my demise; the bathroom. It was one of those cold wax kits. No melting a clump of hot wax, you just rub the strips together in your hand and then they get warm and you peel them apart, press it to your leg (or wherever else) and hair comes right off! No muss, no fuss. How hard can it be? I mean, I'm no girly, girl, but I am mechanically inclined enough that I can figure it out. *YA THINK!!!* So I pull one of the thin strips out. It's two strips facing each other, stuck together. Instead of rubbing them together, I get out the hair dryer and heat it to 1000 degrees. Cold wax my rear end (Oh, how this phrase haunts me!). I lay the strip across my thigh. Hold the skin around it tight and pull. OK... So it wasn't the best feeling, but it wasn't too bad. I can do this!!! Hair removal no longer eludes me!! I am She-Ra, fighter of all wayward body hair and smooth skin extraordinaire!! With my next wax strip, I move "north". After checking on the kids, I sneak back into the bathroom for the ultimate hair fighting championship. I drop my panties and place one foot on the toilet. Using the same procedure, I apply the wax strip across the right side of the bikini line, covering the right half of my vagina and stretching down to the inside of my butt cheek (Yes, it was a long strip). I inhale deeply and brace myself.... RRRRIIIIIIPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!! I'm Blind!!!!! Blinded from pain!!!!!!... OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!! Vision returning, I notice that I've only managed to pull off half of the strip. S**T!! Another deep breath and RRIIPP... Everything is swirly and spotted. Do I hear crashing drums????? OK, back to normal. I want to see my trophy - A wax covered strip with my hairy pelt that has caused me so much pain, sticking to it. I want to revel in the glory that is my triumph over body hair. I hold up the strip! There's no hair on it! Where is the hair?? WHERE IS THE WAX? Slowly I ease my head down, foot still perched on the toilet. I see the hair... The hair that should be on the strip. I touch. I am touching wax. S**T!!! I run my fingers over the most sensitive part of my body, which is now covered in cold wax and matted hair. Then I make the next BIG mistake . . . . . . . Remember, my foot is still propped up on the toilet. I know I need to do something, so I put my foot down. DAMN!!! I hear the slamming of the cell door. Vagina? Sealed shut! Butt?? Sealed shut!!! I penguin walk around the bathroom, trying to figure out what to do and think to myself, "Please don't let me get the urge to poop. My head may pop off." Hot water!! Hot water melts wax!! I'll run the hottest water I can stand into the bathtub, get in, immerse the wax covered bits and the wax should melt and I can gently wipe it off, right?? *WRONG!!!!* I get in the tub - The water is slightly hotter than that used to torture prisoners of war or sterilize surgical equipment - I sit. Now, the only thing worse that having your nether businesses glued together is having them glued together and then glued to the bottom of the tub. In scalding hot water!! Which, by the way, doesn't melt cold wax. So, now I'm stuck to the bottom of the tub!!! God bless the man what convinced me I should have a phone in the bathroom!!! I call my friend, thinking surely she's waxed before and has some secret of how to get me undone. It's a very good conversation starter, "So my butt and who-ha are stuck to the bottom of the tub!" There is a slight pause. She doesn't have a secret trick, but does try to hide the laughter from me. She wants to know exactly where the wax is located on bottom, "Are we talking cheeks or hole or what?" She's laughing out loud by now... I can hear her. I give her the rundown and she suggests I call the number on the side of the box. YEAH!!! Right!!!!!! I would be the joke of someone else's night. While we go through various solutions, I resort to scraping the wax off with a razor. Nothing feels better then to have your girlie goodies covered in hot wax, glued shut, stuck to the tub in super hot water, and then dry shaving the sticky wax off!!! By now, the brain is not working, dignity has taken a major hike and I slip into glazed donut land. My friend is still talking with me as my hand reaches towards the saving grace... The lotion they give you to remove the excess wax. What do I really have to lose at this point. I rub some on and OH MY GOD!!!!! The scream probably woke the kids, scared the dickens out of my friend, but I really don't care!! "IT WORKS!! IT WORKS!!" I get a hearty congratulation from my friend and she hangs up. I successfully remove the remainder of the wax and then notice, to my grief and despair... THE HAIR IS STILL THERE... ALL OF IT!!!!!!!!!!! So, I shaved it off. Heck, I'm numb at this point. Next week I'm going to try hair color . . . . . .

Hope you had a good laugh;) French

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Beautiful Views of Canada

View from inside the CN Tower
My son pretending to be scared lying on the glass floor inside the CN Tower
Daughter doing the same
The tallest free standing structure in the world measuring 1815 feet! (yikes)
Vancouver British Columbia

Peggy's Cove Nova Scotia

Niagara Falls 10 minutes from where I was born!
Ottawa the parliament buildings in the Capital city of Canada
Night view of the big city of Toronto capital city of my home province of Ontario
Day view of the CN Tower and Toronto harbor

Quebec city view
Street scene in Old Quebec city
Street scene in Quebec during the summer
Tombstone park Yukon territories..haven't been here but thought the view and colors were amazing!
Nova Scotia view

Vancouver British Columbia has absolutely breathtaking views!

When I was a little girl I travelled to Nova Scotia and remember visiting Peggy's Cove even then I was in awe of the beauty of a lighthouse up close!

I was born in a very small city 10 minutes away from Niagara Falls and if you've never seen it it's a site like no other!

The parliament buildings in Ottawa are beautiful and the architecture has such European influence!

I love the big city it's the New York of Canada and the night life is spectacular!

Old Quebec city is almost exactly like being in Paris the outdoor cafe's, the cobblestone streets, the carriage rides...truly something to see and experience if you haven't!

Just thought I would share some of the beautiful things about my home country and places I have travelled to over the years!

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