Friday, April 28, 2006
Friday Five 1. What's missing from your life?
Enough money so I don't ever have to work again. 2. Do you like to get drunk?
Yes!3. Have you ever kissed a stranger?
No. But I have kissed a stranger dog on the head.4. Do you smoke?
I'm not a cigarette smoker, no. 5. What makes you happy?
Making people laugh.And
Dogs, candy, music, beach, wildflowers, family, friends, getting shit done, hand-written letters, funny people, goofy people, new flip flops, trying to decide which flip flops to wear, new underpants, feeling fit, reading a book that I can't stop thinking about, writing something stellar, pizza, sunshine, being holed up with someone during a thunderstorm, taking photos of family-friends-and-pups, movies that make me laugh out loud, a cool pillow when I first lie down to sleep, chips and guac and salsa, jeans that fit, fruity smelling perfumes, showers, when someone gives me butterflies, beer, champagne, DVR, and tons of other things.....
Thursday, April 27, 2006
I'm not in love with anything currently on the radio (or Sirius), but here are some of the songs that have kept me motivated on my run/walks. (What's new out there that you're diggin'?)
"Crazy Bitch" - Buckcherry
"Get Stoned" - Hinder
"The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide is Press Coverage" - Panic! at the Disco
"Animals" - Nickelback
"Juicy" - Better Than Ezra
"Upside Down" - Jack Johnson
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
The HappyKap Quiz
Found this quiz site via Tim
. Thanks, Tim...I totally bombed yours. Guess my reading-comprehension skills suck donkey ass.
Take the quiz about me here
I'm so over you. Please stop coming around. Being nauseously-dizzy is so not my thing. I thought we were cool -- you haven't come around in almost a year. I don't like you and I don't want you hanging around.
The girl who keeps holding onto walls and desks,
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Why I Have Way More Guy Friends
I saw a blurb about this book
in this week's People
. It's nice to know that it's not just me that this happens to.
Friday, April 21, 2006
I love all the puppies in this vid
Friday Five 1. When is the last time you were broke?
Does it ever stop? ;-)2. What makes you lose focus?
Almost anything. 3. How tall are you?
5 ft. 8 in.4. Are you brave or cowardly?
I think I'm mostly brave with lapses of cowardice.5. What's in your pocket?
Two hair bands.
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Last night was lovely, but I did not enjoy the early-morning headache.
Love and fishes,
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
One Day 'Til Kid Rock
Took a look at the KidRock.com website today....and saw a link to this askmen.com interview with Kid Rock
. You gotta respect a guy who knows how lucky he is:
"Q-7: If you could relive any moment in your career, would it be when you started taking off, or are you completely happy with where you are right now?I'm completely happy with where I am now. I look forward to every day. I love what I'm doing. I try not to bitch about it. There's nobody more blessed than me right now. There's no way anyone in the world is having more fun than I am. I truly believe that.
I think that's a great way to live. You know and even if people want to take some shots too, I don't mind it so much."
It's weird. I haven't always been a Kid Rock fan --let alone a huge one-- until pretty recently. When he was hitting it big with "Cowboy" I really didn't care much for him. Then, one day back in like 2000 I downloaded some of his songs from Napster and realized that I really dug him. The album "Cocky" came out at a time when I was really depressed. It was one of the only things that could put me in a good place. I'd blast that CD in my car or my house and I'd feel instantly better. I can't describe it. Sing-screaming dirty lyrics made me feel better - imagine that. Must be genetic residue from being the daughter of one of the hugest Frank Zappa fans on the planet.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
I think any product with "pimp" in its description is pretty frickin' cool. Because, you know there had to be meetings about it - and somehow it passed muster and made it onto the tag.
Selfish Kind of Life
I popped No Doubt's "Return of Saturn
" into my car's CD player. (Yes, I realize it's six years old.) I forgot what a FANTASTIC album it is. I think it kinda bombed with the general public, but I think it's my favorite one by them. Sometimes it's just scary how close to home some lyrics
I keep playing it over and over.....I'm sure in a week I'll be done with it....until I pop it in again in another 6 months. ;-)
Monday, April 17, 2006
Wanting to Leave My Mark
I want one of those road sprayer thingys with the bright orange paint so I can write incoherent numbers, symbols and letters on the pavement at will. Yeah, I'd probably write a lot of "H's" and "Heather's" everywhere, but I'd also draw squiggles, 3-D boxes, palm trees, and dog heads.
I've seen a lot of the same guys on my walks these past few days, you know the professional street markers, and they're always nice....think they'd be nice enough to give me a go with the orange paint goodness?
from Monday's a Bitch
1. What food do you think is the most underappreciated?
Tofu.2. What’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done drunk? Or if you don’t want to fess up to that, what’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever witnessed a drunk doing?
I'll have to think about my answer, but I once saw two of my friends take a dump on the hood of one of our other friend's car as a joke. 3. Describe the most recent dream you can remember.
It was about cake. Everyone around me had gotten their own individual cake, and they were all sucky, except for Griffin's....his was like the perfect cake.4. What’s the most annoying song on the radio right now?
"You're Beautiful" by James Blunt.5. Do you know kung fu?
Nope. But I like kung pao tofu. :-)
Friday, April 14, 2006
Friday Five1. Have you ever ridden a camel?
I don't think so. But I have a vague memory that I might have.2. When you are outside, what does the horizon look like?
Like a fake backdrop in a beer commercial. (The Rockies really are gorgeous.)3. Who is the last person to leave you a message?
My Mom. She and my Dad head to Cabo tonight to finally see the place they bought. I'm sooooo happy for them.
4. How many hours did you sleep last night?
Probably close to 5. Lots of waking up....tossing and turning....turning to the jar of peanut butter to make insomnia easier to take.5. Chocolate: take it or leave it?
Well, I haven't had any type of chocolate or chocolate-flavoring since Feb. 27th. It is soooooo hard. So, truly my answer is TAKE IT!! But, I am forcing myself to leave it.
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
The Whys, Hows, Wheres, and Whats
Why can I only sleep when I shouldn't be sleeping?
How are so many people so clueless?
Why are the ones that deserve happiness the ones who seem to have the hardest time attaining it?
And on that note, where's my magic wand to make all my deserving friends attain said happiness?
Why can't teeth brush themselves?
How can anyone think it's okay to possibly spread pink eye?
Why do the things that I'm afraid of usually turn out to be the things that are best for me?
What if money did grow on trees? How would distribution work? If a branch hung over into your neighbor's yard and ripe bills fell on their side of the fence, does that make it theirs? The whole possession nine-tenths thing?
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
This Makes Me IllKatie Holmes' baby talk ban
Katie Holmes has been banned from speaking to her baby for a week after it is born, it has been reported.
The pregnant actress has agreed not to talk to her new arrival, believed to be a girl, for at least seven days after she has entered the world, in accordance with fiance Tom Cruise's Scientology beliefs.
Katie, who is due to give birth any day, has already promised Tom she will deliver the child in complete silence, and she will also have very little contact afterwards.
A source told Britain's Closer magazine: "Katie respects Tom's dedication to Scientology. She is devoted to him and wants to bring up the child the Scientology way."
L. Ron Hubbard - the founder of the strange sci-fi cult - writes in the religion's creed, that all followers must live by, that new born babies must not hear their mother speak for a week so they will not associate their voice with the trauma of birth.From: FemaleFirst UK
from here Name...1. Two types of music you dislike most?
Country (barf!) and Elevator.2. Two types of food you dislike most?
Mayonnaise and mushrooms. (If I still ate meat, shish kabob would be on the list...*gag*)3. Two types of TV programming you dislike most (reality, sitcoms, dramas, etc.) ?
Scary/horror and any Bush speech.4. Two celebrities you dislike most?
Tom Hanks and Tom Cruise5. Two conversation topics you dislike most (politics, family, employment, etc.) ?
2. The Iraq war.
Friday, April 07, 2006
Things that Have Made Me Laugh Today
- Hudson spinning in circles in anticipation of his food.
- The usual - talking about poop.
- Showing Amy a box of AstroGlide while in WalMart in hopes it might help make her constipated poop rear its ugly head. Ha!
- This headline on Fark.com: "Medical marijuana stock goes public on Toronto stock exchange. Analysts predict the stock will get really, really, really high"
- Me faltering on my boot heel, since it was the first time in about 10 days that I haven't worn sandals/flops. Stupid snain. (snow and rain)
- The chick in the office across the lobby who keeps lighting matches when she's in the bathroom.
- I swear that I hear both Pearl Jam and Sean Paul say the word banana in their new songs. Sounds like Sean Paul says "brushetta" but I know it's something about shelter.
- And other stuff that I can't think of off the top of my head.....
Friday Five1. Do you like chicken?
Nope. It was one of the reasons I became a vegetarian.2. What is 1 food you can't live without?
Bread. 3. Are you an early bird or a night owl?
I can be either depedending on the situation and my mood.4. Chocolate or vanilla?
Swirled together. 5. Are you more of a cat person or a dog person?
Dog person. For sure.
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Cry Me an Old Man River
I'm slowly falling apart. First my ass (sciatica
)- which was gone, but is now back. Then my tumor
. Then my fee
t. And now....the super duper old man affliction - my stomach. It started about a month ago and it's a bubbling, firey mass of ouchness.
What the hell? I was thinking it was temporary and would go away on its own, but it hasn't yet. Some friends with indigestion experience say it sounds like what I have. Great. I'm gonna wait, because I honestly think it's stress-related and I just need to work my shit out. In the meantime, there's chalky antacid and Pepsi.
I'm soooooo over all of this.
Whiner - out.
I like to think of myself as a pretty liberal, non-judgemental girl, but the chick on Howard Stern today is totally outer-limits. She's dirty....in the bad way. ;-)
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
White Trash Heather Says:
16 days 'til Kid Rock. :-)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DBush!!!
I'm almost looking forward to running after work today. I haven't felt that way in a loooooong time.
Went to Opening Day yesterday and had a great time. :-)
I've passed two lady bugs today. One I picked up and put on a tree so that no one would step on it. That's good luck, right?
My anxiety level has kicked into high.
It's gorgeous out today. Yay.
Am confused, distracted, flighty, crazy and unfocused as usual.
Saturday, April 01, 2006
A couple of years back I took Lucy to the dog park. At the time, she was my only dog and I felt that I was capable of bringing my rambunctious one-year-old-ish dog to one of her favorite places.
MAN, was I wrong.
I got her into that little corral where you take the leash off, and she jerked me so hard that I fell. Yes. In that tiny little 4ft. by 4ft. corral, she knocked my 5'8" self to the ground. Everyone in the park saw it and I felt like the largest dork that has ever scooped poop.
I was lying there flat on my face and she was springing around like a crack monkey, so I got myself to my knees and defeatedly opened the second gate to let her into the park. I got up and it literally felt like I just had the shit kicked out of me. My neck was killing me, my knees were bleeding down my legs and my arm was completely ripped up. How the frick does that happen on landscaping bark? Stupid mulch.
The next morning, I woke up with bruises everywhere including black-and-blue halos around the scabbed knees. My arm and back looked like I had been beaten with a bat. Welts the size of Cleveland. Needless to say, Lucy and I did not go back.
While doing a yoga DVD, I decided that more torture was in order and turned to Hudson who was watching me in my backbend and said "I'm taking Lucy and you to the dog park."
The hardest part was getting them out of the car and calmed down when we first got there. Their combined weight is much heavier than mine and on the dirt path, they occasionally had me skating. I was terrified that I was going to fall, but eventually gained control.
And then we arrived at the corral.
Without incident, I got them in, unleashed, and released into their dusty paradise. They ran around like crazed lunatics and petered out within 20 minutes. And since then, all evening they've been beat. I love it.
I'm just psyched that I balled up and did it. It's nice to know that I can.
Here's my favorite pic I took while they were in the park:
I didn't get too many great shots, but here's the whole set
There have been an unbelievable number of fighter jets passing over my house today. It's not uncommon to have one or two pass over during any given day, but today has been crazy.
April's great path of the moon is regeneration.
When you thought that spring forgot to come, a meadowlark sang in a tree. A flower popped out of the ground. You felt like dancing. Like singing to the clouds. Now is the time to learn how to breathe all over again. Pretend you are a newborn baby. Get the staleness of winter out of your heart and mind and body. It's time to be reborn as a pocket gopher.
Passing through a time of solitude and introspection makes you realize how precious simple things are. Look around. If the sky seems too low, push it up. If the earth seems to still, put your face in the mud and sing it a growing song. Put wildflowers in your ears. Howl at the next full moon. Talk to coyotes, to ravens, to the little ant digging itself out of the ground. What's the worst that could happen?
Ask yourself: Is there enough of you to go around? Do people expect too much? Is your work something you want to do? Or have to do? Do yearn for a new place? A new person with whom to share your life?
Regeneration allows you to grow wings. Sprout roots. Two more legs. Or fins. Regeneration means that you can start growing all over again, this time from the inside out. There is time for everything, even that which you thought too late to happen.
April | Planting Moon | Kapana
From: "Dancing Moons" by Nancy Wood
(A book my Mom gave me back in high school.)