Thursday, July 31, 2008


The "auto" select word option on my phone sux so badly that it doesn't even auto spell VERIZON. It gives me: "Teriwon"
It is, after all my network.

I have spelled "Krissy" twelveteen-thoOousand times on my phone and it will STILL spell "Krispx". Every. Time. The same goes for a word that comes out as DUCK.

When I type words out, it guesses the first three letters correctly but not the fourth. Say, it would select an F when I actually need an E- so I scroll through the number, to get the E...IT CHANGES THE REST OF THE WORD

and ever since it went swimming it has dried out (thankfully!) but now it wont hold a charge longer than 2.5 hours. Then it starts the BEEPING. The very loud and annoying beeping that I cannot turn off. PLEASE, oh please let us turn the beping off!?

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

THe Grand Floridian
HA! Look at this cute man that greets all the people at Disney's Grand Floridian! Thanks, Cath!

when your caught off gaurd

"angie" by the rolling stones. "angie" by the rolling stones. "angie" by the rolling stones.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

The story, of the story of, the story of Disney World.

GEEzE This guy looks like he never seen pixie dust

I got to go to Disney World for a few days for some Business Meetings. I was really excited when Mr. Tie Dye, the owner of a company I work for asked me if I wanted to join he and Cathy for this round of Meetings with the buyers. I haven't even been to Disney World since I was like, twelve. Which would explain this:

"WoOooWh um, MAIN Street really looks a lot different from what I remember.?."
"That's because we're not in the Magic Kingdom. Different park woman."

Well? there is no sign that says: YOU ARE ENTERING HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS when you're backstage. There's just this:


(OMG the song "black coffee in Bed" just came on! LOL these 80's songs give me uneasy thoughts of the awkward teen years.)

So the first day we were there we had time to set up the room and get things ready for the meetings the next day. We were hoping to make it on time because of the torrential downpour and massive traffic jam on the freeway. We stopped to get prepared for the weather. I came out of Wallgreens with my new plastic rain coat in such haste that as soon as my old flip-flop hit that yellow paint on the curb there was just a loud THUMP heard inside the van. I was there and I was not. I think Cathy was laughing...
I jumped up glad because as it from my angle, I was going under the van. Luckly, my hip broke my fall. And my elbow has mild road rash that hurts like a thousand second burned matches. I was laughing the whole time. Felt like I fell off a horse. "Twister" to be exact. I was in mild stress because I had no betadine! But other than that I was ready to go. Cathy disappeared into the store for band-aids and triple-antibiotic cream...

Cathy in FRAAAHHHhnce
We had dinner that night in France...Cathy zad zat "ze FRAuuuUUNch!MUWAH!" She didn't much care for her dinner though.

The fireworks started in the middle of the cheese plates that were delivered with delicious French bread rolls. Cath and I went out to see them wile we waited for our food. She was reluctantly having a conversation with her mom about what color bed skirt she wanted as I turned around to ask the first people I saw if they would snap a photo. I was a little embarrassed for myself when I didn't even think that they might not speak English. The little girl on the mans shoulders looked as if I was holding out a gun then after some words with the man, obliged. Cathy is still trying to convince her mom to wait till she gets back so she can pick out her own bedskirt.

Me and Cathy Fireworks

Gift shop At Disney
Here's a shirt Cathy designed in Epcot gift shop!

The positive thoughts in my mind
I bet no one's thought of this before. Just can't put a lasso on creativity.

Not even expecting it!
HELLO LADIEEEEES Do you just love my blue pants!?
I LOVED this so MUCH. It made me giggle like mad. Why am I all futuristic and the girl at the table just jumped out of Grease?

The next day we had meetings with the buyers who were all very wonderful! The Merch offices are right behind The Animal Kingdom. You can see the coaster "Everest Challenge" from the parking lot.


Aesthetically everything was comfortable in the Merch Offices. I noticed lots of curved edges one of the basics of Feng Shui. Here is the Lobby.

Disney Merchandising offices

Mickey has some really good taste in chairs. Minnie probably hates them though.

Sign in Disney Offices
I like this.

Thank you  MAGIC MICKEY!
The ladies in the office were nice enough to let me take a pic with the magic mouse! Isn't he cute?

We stayed right in the park at a Disney Hotel and there were two things that I noticed during our stay. Well, if you count the bathroom being a thousand times better than mine, more than a two.

Disney thing to do:
One: Groups of people dress the same.

Two: After Midnight, the teenagers come out like worms after a rain to make out by the fountains, pools and bushes. They smoke cigaretts and drink shots of Patrone and Jack Daniels under the giant maracas.

The third day was the last day of our stay so we went around taking photos of the resorts for art and other references. Mr. TD had some running around to do so he would meet up with us later, he's the ultimate DW tour guide- he zips all over those parking lots, gets park to park in eleven minutes my friends. Cath and I first went to the Grand Floridian. I really loved the feel of that resort! I'm so intrigued by that period of time. We then we took the boat (which I didn't want to get off) over to The Wilderness Lodge.

Me Cathy in Disney
Cathy and I on the boat to the Wilderness Lodge.

Looking around the pool area I said to Cathy "Vegas really is like Disney World for grown ups." Everything is HUGE. HUGE. I'm totally inspired by the design that goes into these properties.

Do you know there are hidden Mickeys all over the park? I went outside and spotted this one but I'm not sure if it counts. I'll have to check out the book.

Hidden Mickey

Cathy was getting her caricature done and while she was sitting there I got a call from Mr. TD, he said he was in the building and can see Cathy. When she was finished she met me outside "Where's Mr. TD?" she asked.
"uh, I thought he was inside, he said that he saw you?" So Cath and I started our search all around the Wilderness Lodge for Mr. TD. Then I remembered that he said "OH! Are you by the game room?" I thought he was trying to pin-point my whereabouts but forgotten that he is really familiar with this place. I opened the door to the game room and:
Where's ROb??????
Mr. TD is so cool.

There are other various moments that I would like to write about but I think they belong in a separate post. I'm so glad to have the experience of these meetings and seeing Disney again now that I'm older. I was smiling constantly. It was a very successful trip and I even conquered fears. GREAT GREAT fears. I went into Outer Space and visited the twilight zone....but almost NOT.

self photo shoot in the parking lot


Water Spout on Pensacola Bay

There was a water spout on Pensacola Bay last sunday while I was driving out to the beach. I wasn't really frightened until I got the the hump and cars were STOPPING to look at it.

Our average night at the WH

You want some after bar hysterics? Go to ANY WH at 3AM. I found these pics on my phone and I'm not even sure if its from the same time or not.

Normality at the WH
They were getting married. I think just for that night. They were kind of insistent that someone get up and smack them on the ass while they make out, so someone did and damn near the funniest thing I ever did see. They were awesome.

Normality at the WH

This was a funny one. The boy that was screaming "S A T A N !! 6 6 6" loudly over his scattered smothered finally offended this other man and a confrontation almost began before the girls intervened (it's always the girls) saying: "He just lost his job, he's reahhhhhly drunk, don't mind him."

The boy ended up throwing himself against the plate glass windows of the Waffle House from outside screaming "I LOVE SATAN!!!D E V I L!! 666!!!" like a comic. Antagonizing the man inside with his girl who was shouting back bible verse and getting hot. It was so funny by the time I was done laughing all I could capture of it was the girls talking to the COPS....

I didn't get any pics of the guy with arm-chaps on though. Dang.

Personal Accomplishments: Little Black Dress Pile

I just ate a whole container of Cherry Garcia while sitting in front of my computer reading blogs and listening to an 80's radio show. I didn't eat all of the servings in one sitting, but in a stretch of 4 hours. I had some as dessert after eating the other half of my sub from earlier...I just couldn't bear to sit here knowing that the rest of the container is in my freezer. It wasn't a "my hair is so frizzy" craving (although it is) It was a "I WALKED OUT WITHOUT" craving. I walked out of Dillard's last week without these & weeping:

Guess on sale.
Guess Wedges on sale for $60 from $120. Very resplendent.

I didn't buy them and I really can't even think of a good reason why except that $60 might be my gas money to go see my horse.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

If you know me, you know how excited I was to find THIS

You cannot deny the Amish sense of style. AND ALL the boys have horsies.

OOOH. This one is not married yet!

OMG. I just got a brilliant idea. Dressage lessons to the Amish girls. Sometimes I amaze myself.

Friday, July 11, 2008

My experience as a horse owner has changed drastically for me in the last few weeks. As I am training my horse I've begun to realize that he will inevitably manifest my short comings. the whole paradox has changed. It has been put to me as one of the most important accomplishments I can ever achieve.

I am more proud of myself for how my horse is turning out than the day I got a college degree, and everyday- even the bad days are totally worth every second.

Dusty has been doing really well. I have been making better decisions for him and me. I am concentrating on staying out of the grey area.

I was lunging him and when I strayed my attention to getting the poles out he took advantage of it and I ended up loosing him before I even got on. It was totally my fault. As I was gathering the poles, his first sign of testing me happened and I missed the correction. The grey area led to black when I expected him to finish lunging obediently. The gate of the arena drifted open and he ran out. He never runs through an open gate. I guess it was his way of telling me what I already knew. "This has got to stop."

I convinced myself that he wouldn't remember this tomorrow but I couldn't end it like this. He was really excited when I caught him, surprisingly enough he ran toward the mare that bosses him around (he's not herd bound by ANY means). I put him in the round pen and lunged him correctly, followed by a join-up in which he followed me in circles, in trot and in halts. Good boy.

I knew getting on him would be a huge can of worms with what he did to me and instead of ending all upset, I ended telling him that I am still the boss. He was happy. And so was I. He's not at the top of the herd so it makes sense to me that he looks to me to be concise and at this point be the leader- at all times. I guess it makes him feel secure.

He was very good today for me in my lesson. Forward. He kicked out a few times when I asked him for more bend to the right, but he's in a "testy" stage and I understand that. I didn't even pay any attention to it and kept my leg on. He says OK quickly. I did some transitions and some figure eights and his trot turned to fabulous. After the kick outs I got bend, cantered just a little and got off.

He had a nice warm shower because I remembered to turn the hot water on beforehand! ...I think I'm spoiling him with the warm water showers- he HATES when the water gets even a little cold- but I make him deal.

oh, and on the ground I have been making him put his weiner away around me. To reinforce my domination of course. lol.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008


"I kissed a girl"

I had my friends kids, an 11 year old girl and a 7 year old boy in my car with the radio on. This song came on and they were BOTH singing along.

Everyone wanna puke with me? no?
how about cut yourself on the bottom of you feet with a ginsu Knife? no?
How bout inject yourself with skin eating infectious bacteria?

A.) because this song is SO (cussword cussword cussword) STUPID! and B.) because this is what bastard radio executives call music and insist young kids listen to.

"Gimme back my wig, woman go on let your head go bald."
Take that, STUPID DUMB TALENTLESS music posers.

Pensacola's Red, White and Blues week began this Monday. There are a lot of fun things happening this weekend but especially on Saturday with the Blue Angels Air Show.

I am sitting here working and I can hear the FA-18's Flying about in the sky. Pensacola is their home and its not unusual to hear the thundering sound of the planes as they practice before each show...its just a little more exciting knowing that this practice is for the homies!

I just thought that was pretty cool.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Another shot of Krissy. She likes this one better.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Nothing is right with the world when my horse is bad.
Is this what its like having kids? Is this what Sue and Frank felt when they stayed up till wee hours waiting for me to bring the Riveria back?

picked up the lunge whip with such fury

Krissy and Everest.

I have an OLD camera. OLD. OLD. But it's a Nikon and its still good! I shot my friend Krissy today and her HUGE "pony", Everest. They are jumping 3'6 and the coop makes her poop. It was fun. I really love this shot. Of all the shots ever, even the ones that end in -quila. It looks like a painting to me and I think it really captures Krissy well. She's beautiful & happy on her horsie!...

...unlike ME today. Who is just really confused why my horse is being so BAD! I went through a mild breakdown when I texted Leggs "I DUCKIN HATE MY DUCKIN HORSE!!!!" from on top of his non-trotting-refusal-to-do-anything back. I guess you'll have these days. Tomorrow I begin to ride with a whip.

oh, and b.t.w. I got off of him to lunge his silly ass and I picked up the lunge whip with such fury that the end came back and hit me in the face. (go on. laugh)
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