Quotes of the Week

I am posting this a little early as I will be traveling tonight GOING TO TEXAS! Woohoo!

“oh yea good thinking liz we gotta think of something to be on the next quote blog” Heather

“I only flip people off in my mind.” Liz

“The Pastor thinks he’s the fourth part of the trinity.” Kurt B., attributed to Jim L., as told by Liz.

“Don’t use that ‘blue, I am not blowing you off’ crap with me!” Gina

“Did you know that your work has an alert that goes directly to senior management when any e-mail includes the “c” word?” Rona

“Auntie Geen, my teacher is Miss Brown, and I don’t know how to read….I can’t do it!” Zack

“Mom, guess what? The five kids at my table…..they are ALL my buddies!” Josh

Interchange with Gina and Don regarding his new golf classes, aka “college”: G: “So you’re starting college tonight?” D:”Yep!” G: “Well, I hope you learn a lot!” D: We will, we’ll be on Holy Ground!”

“Thou shalt not preach prosperity and apply for a loan, too.” Kurt B.

“I auditioned for the drum line, and made it!” Kenny

“So Job didn’t have a relationship with God?” Andrew the Idiot

“Gina look! I CAN write legibly!” Liz

“You eat your food and then come to Texas.” Zack

“Fairy Gisher” Karin transposing Gary’s name LOVE IT

“I could beat him up.” Toni, referring to Mark M

“Tom Brady is HOT!” Toni, referring to my selection in Fantasy Football, and I concur!

That’s it for this shortened week! Make sure to point out when you’ve said something hilarious or witty to me and I will be sure to post it!

While I will have internet access over the weekend, not sure how much time I will really spend online! So if you don’t see me, I will catch up with you later!

Some things that bug

Why is this a trend with me lately?!?!!?!

1. When your body, who really knows you need at least 8 hours of sleep, gets conditioned to think the 5-6 hours of sleep you’ve been getting lately is the “norm”. Hence, I am sitting here typing this blog at 4:24 am after having been up for an hour!

2. When you find out some pretty important information about someone in your life three years later and it still bothers you as if it were three years ago.

3. Fancy cars that don’t have automatic lights (that one’s for my friend who will remain NAMELESS! LOL)

4. People who come to see your house, which is for sale, who leave the lights on when they leave.

It’s a short list ’cause I just realized I need to book a shuttle to get to the airport TOMORROW! Ciao!

Serious Ramblings!

Okay, first of all – yesterday I got a flat tire after hitting a massive pothole. Of course I called Jerry right away, but he didn’t get the call so I forced myself to suck it up and change the freaking tire. I felt so accomplished when I finished it, although I WAS sweating like a pig!

Oh, and 4 tires later and new brakes for the car – I am sad because the money I was saving for my new desktop Mac Pro is gone……sigh.

Secondly, did I tell you about the IDIOT in my Job class? Here are some excerpts from my “Idiot Notes” from this past Saturday:

Things Andrew did in class 8/25 that irritated me:

• Garden of Eve (instead of Eden) and argues with Prof about what is correct.
• Proverbs are promises, not principles because if you follow them they will always happen. NOT!
• We humans are not animals because we worship God and animals don’t. He argued that animals were created after man and that the version of the Bible the teacher had was wrong. Prof said we relate to the animals and that we have lungs, bones, etc. The difference is that we are infused with the spirit of God.
• Prof: Job knows God thru the creation because there was no written word at that time. Andrew: so you’re saying Job didn’t have a relationship with God? Prof: no, I am saying Job knew God thru creation and not the written word, and they are not mutually exclusive. Andrew: but Job didn’t have a relationship with God? Damn.

There was actually more, but I was so irritated I stopped taking notes! Sigh.

Okay, just wanted to blog so I wasn’t falling behind Deana! LOL

Special shout out to LIZ who not only drove to lunch yesterday, but was nice enough to take me to the tire store to get my car! LIZ YOU ROCK!!!!!

Oh, and I leave to visit Texas in TWO DAYS! YES!!!!!

Blessings come in small packages (or, as it were, printer paper boxes…)

I received a call from Wandita on Friday saying that her tribe had a care package for me if I wanted to pick it up after leaving the hospital (where Del’s baby was born). Well, that didn’t end up happening but Uncle Don brought it in his truck today! Whoot whoot! Thanks to Don, Wanda, Heather, and Allie who prepared the following care package that is absolutely PERFECT!:

1. Paper plates and BOWLS! NOW I can eat my chili!
2. A small frying pan and sauce pan- now I can COOK my chili!
3. Utensils, plastic silverware, and a can opener.
4. Dish soap and scrub sponges (does that mean I have to CLEAN items in #2 &3?)
5. Ramen soup – my fav!
6. Dinty Moore stew – MY FAV how did you know?!?!!?!
7. Stagg Chili Laredo – how did you know this is my all time fav?!!?!!?
8. A plastic drink shaker which includes 4 shot glasses – this TOTALLY made me laugh!
9. Eclipse gum!

If I forgot anything, please forgive me!

Thank you SO MUCH for your sweet, generous hearts that have cared for me so well! I just ate some stew and my tummy is way happy. I am drinking WATER and eating some seeds as I type this. Very content! Thank you very much – I love you all!

Quotes of the Week

As a new and exciting feature of this blog, I will attempt to highlight the amazing things I heard the previous week. This post will be light as I decided to do this later in the week, but nonetheless I hope you like it!

“It’s a girl!” Anthony

“she (Gina) is “the bestest friend”!” Rona

“We miss you in Texas!” Deana

“It’s okay to get Spiderman costumes? Give mama money!” Zack

“I’ve never heard my dad say ‘crap’ before!” Allie

“Good Morning Baltimore!” Sung by Sophia

“I love you the most, bomb bomb no erasies lock the golden key.” Kenny

“Tell Kirstie I miss her.” Josh

“I am a Godly woman,damn it!” Wandita

“Gina, you are the most beautiful woman in the whole world and I can’t live without you!” Justin

Friday, August 24th

I am very tired, but tomorrow (Friday) Victoria is scheduled for her c-section! We will FINALLY find out if she’s having a boy or girl!!!

I will try to update as much as possible! I am with her now – spending the night and going with her in the morning. Procedure scheduled for noon. Very exciting, although she looks very calm. She is a lot like me in that she doesn’t TRY to show her emotions or feelings……but if you could see her right now you might pick up on some things. Like, she accomplished TONS of things in the house today…..busy, busy, busy! She also is very “business like” – handing out things to do and keeping track. I think that’s how she copes.

I love her and tomorrow I will have a new nephew or niece!!!!

Okay, better get some shut eye!

Bios for the Peeps

(Sub Title – What Gina Will Do to Avoid Homework)

Here are some bios of my regular readers!

Liz, Jen, and me

Liz B – She may look innocent in pictures, but she’s a feisty one! She is witty, sarcastic, and a great story teller. She makes me laugh so hard and plays the perfect “good cop” to my “bad cop” (especially in relation to Cat’s ridiculous shoes! LOL). Check out her comments here and on Deana’s blog – you will see all of what I’ve described there!

Wanda and Deana

Wanda is Mi Vida, often people get the two of us confused (SERIOUSLY!) She has been told she “did a great job on the drums in staff meeting” before and such. Obviously she must be very beautiful! Wanda has an amazing sense of humor, as you probably noticed from her comments, and also has a heart of gold. She is way nicer than Deana. LOL I also call her my Mom…..


Heather is my “little sister” and daughter of Wanda. She is a college student, employee at Subway, and older sister, and a comedian. Don’t believe me? Check out her comments! She posts the most and usually gets one of the top two posting positions. She is in an ongoing competition with me and Liz on Deana’s blog. She also backs me up on most occasions. I think I owe her my next cell phone when I upgrade…..


Allie B, sister of Heather and daughter of Wanda, doesn’t post as much but is cool just the same. It’s fun to see her and Heather bicker in the comments, although they were pretty united on the whole “boatload vs buttload” argument! Great job! She also is very helpful to me as she is making me a care package and will eventually be doing my laundry. ALLIE RULES!

Okay, I won’t post more because my jacked wireless is kind of slow tonight and the pics are taking forever. I DO have to do SOME homework people!

See ya!

To my Loyal Readers

(All 2.78 of you!)

Today it appears I might begin the day with a better attitude. Not sure why – the alarm still pissed me off, the coffee is the same, I was sad that Lucky was not at the door waiting for me, and of course there’s this empty house. But I don’t know, it just seems better today.

Some updates for you:

1) Edgar’s interview in Texas went very well. I haven’t heard the “official” word, but he seemed to think the job was totally his as they already talked salary and he took a drug test, etc. So this is the final factor that tips me over the point of moving to Texas. Part of me is scared, but at least I know for sure where to focus my efforts. Perhaps this piece of information is one of the reasons I woke up with a better attitude! Limbo is for losers.

2) That explains why Deana is enrolling my boys in school in Texas (if you’ve read her latest post). They are very excited and the schools, I am told, are very nice.

3) Kirstie has been working at Forever 21 and enjoying it very much. She has received plenty of hours, so that’s great. Not sure how all this change affects her, as Edgar indicated he wanted her to be able to finish her senior year at Canyon. I am thinking that she will stay in Cali through the year with Edgar’s parents. This makes me a little sad, but Kirstie and I have talked and she has a wonderful attitude. We will be having lunch and catching up this week. She is becoming such a wonderful young lady – sometimes I am totally in awe.

4) I start my Acts class tonight – and, no!, I haven’t finished my homework! Freak it was WAY TOO MUCH! But anyway, this has not dampened my attitude this morning although it IS only 5:55am.

5) My dear best friend, Deana, totally razzed me a few weeks ago when I chose to recite portions of THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER for my speech class. Well, actually, I used the Iron Maiden version, but it was still very true to the original. Anyway, she made so much fun of me – saying what a weird poem this was and what was the point of it and basically made fun of me (which, by the way, I can totally handle). Anyway, this morning when I was waiting for my coffee to brew I was putzing around and looked in the media center to see what had not been packed. There was a red folder so I checked it out – schoolwork from Deana! Dun dun dun! On the very top was an analysis essay on nothing other than THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER! Dated 5/17/88 by our own Deana!!!! So now I will never let her live it down and I am so going to tease her! Oh, and she scored a 94%…….

6) I received a call from Victoria yesterday – made me nervous since her baby can pop any minute – but it was just an update. Her c-section, due to the baby being breech, is scheduled for 8/30 but she is already dilating and thinning. This has caused some concern for the doctor so things may be happening THIS week! She pushed up the next appointment to this Thursday instead of next Monday so we shall see. She also told Victoria to pay close attention to everything and go to the hospital if she notices any patterns and such. THIS IS GETTING EXCITING BUT VERY NERVE WRACKING! I am glad that I am still here to help out though! And I can’t wait to finally find out if she’s having a girl or a boy – consensus says it’s a girl.

7) Yes, I am still beautiful – thanks for your concern.

8) Special shout outs to my most loyal readers: Heather (you’re #1 little sis!), Liz, Cat, Lori, Wandita, Allie, Jen T and Deana. Sorry if I missed anyone but hey, you know how it is. Leave comments and I will know!

Okay I have to get my butt out of bed (not to suggest any reference to the ongoing debate about “boatload” vs “buttload” – although spell check recognized the former and not the latter) and get ready for work. Much love to y’all!