Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Forgiveness

Dear Father, forgive me for I have sinned. It has been 54 days since I last blogged.


Yes, I know. That is a long ass time. My apologies. Work has been taking up 85% of my time, and the other 15% has been filled with people coming in from out of town, or me traveling up to Atlanta. I swear, it is never ending.


Oh yeah, here is some exciting news. My little sister (who is 20) is pregnant. Normally, this would make anyone coo and be excited. Not me, or anyone in our family. See the thing is, she is 20, has no job, no actual place to call home (she is a bit of what you would call a drifter), has been know to do meth, amongst other drugs, and the father of the child is a druggie younger than her. So yeah, that has been a lot of fun. And she is convinced that she is going to raise the child and everything will be fine. In fact, she has quite the plan laid out. I think her plan consists of getting put on food stamps, and then getting set up with Medicaid, and then renting a trailer house behind the trailer she refers to as the drug house. However, she may be coming to her senses. She has mentioned that she may allow our foster parents to adopt the baby which would be the best thing for both her and the baby. Fingers crossed!

On another note, I was fortunate enough to hang out with Kat last Thursday night. How cool is that? I know you are all so very jealous. And Kat is even cooler in person than she is online! Hard to fathom, I know. I met up with Kat, Jess, Larkin, Master Wog, Bobby and Krystal downtown and totally rocked Blaine's. It was my first time at Blaine's and it is quite an awesome bar. Where else can you go with awesome karaoke and all you can drink beer for $10? So I have a shit ton (something like a metric ton, just more) of pictures to go through and post as well as some awesome video footage. I swear I will post these soon.

Up and coming events to look forward to: Halloween party at my house! (With lots of promise for some awesome stories and photos.)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

I Am Honored!

Look at what Jess left at my doorstep!




Apparently there are a few rules to adhere to with this award. I will try my best...


First, link back to the person who gave you the award.


Next, give the award to 10 other bloggers.



This is going to be challenging because I do not know very many people on here and a lot of the people I would like to send it to, I think Jess has already given it to them. Oh well, they will just have it twice!



1. Larkin - Because she rocks like that.

2. Jess - Because she gave it to me, and now she will have been awarded it 3 times!

3. Sunshine - Because I love reading her blog and admiring her photos.

4. Organic Meatbag - Because we share a mutual hatred for Rachel Ray.

5. Kat - Because she started the "Dear So and So" series and I love it!

6. Lilligirl - Because she rocks and saves doggies.

7. Ivy - Because she is funny as hell and needs to write a new blog already!

8. Mama Dawg - Because she is awesome.

9. Captain Dumbass - Because he has the most random and entertaining blog ever.

10. Trooper Thorn - Because he gives me something to look forward to on fridays... Demotivational Friday!

Ha! I think that covers the whole 10 blogs I am following right now!



Third, list 10 honest things about yourself.


1. I am half Hungarian and half Italian.


2. I am super passionate about animals.

3. I wanted to be a forensic pathologist when I was in high school. (Before CSI and all that crap came out.) But my fear of death kicked in and kinda put a stop to that ambition.


4. I am a pastafarian. RAmen!


5. 311 is my favorite band. Ever.


6. Three things run in my family: Alcoholism, Bi-Polar disorder, and Cancer. Luckily I have not acquired any of these. Yet.


7. My grandmother was super smart, and an alcoholic. She did everything from running a small magazine publication in Florida to running an escort service, to being the secretary for the Ambassador of the Republic of Chad. After she died, my mom found the original invitation to the funeral of John F. Kennedy! It has the official presidential seal and everything.

8. I have one younger sister. Her and I couldn't be more different.


9. I have one dog, Pullo, and 2 cats, Daisy and Henry. All 3 are spoiled beyond belief, and Henry is a binge eater.


10. And lastly... Wild Wing Cafe is my most favorite place to eat and hang out.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Drunken Downtown Debauchery

Last Friday night was an exciting one. It was full of beer, tequila, and of course, karaoke! The night started and finished at Bay Street Blues. My friend Erica was in town from Atlanta for the weekend, and we met up with Jess, Larkin, Krystal, and a couple other friends.

Larkin and I

Jess and Krystal

Me and Larkin

My friend Erica from Atlanta

Josh and Krystal trying to high five each other

Erica and Jess

Jess, Krystal and Me

A more drunk Erica

Larkin and Krystal

This is my favorite from the night...

Wonder Triplet Powers Activate!

And here are the videos...

Larkin singing Tracy Chapman

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And the much anticipated Jess Instructional Dance Videos

Part 1 - I'm on a Boat!

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Part 2 - I'm on a Boat!

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Mothra Attacks!

As I was getting ready for bed last night, I let Pullo out like always to go potty. I went to let him in, and a big HUGE luna moth comes rushing in. Right away, my cat Daisy pounces on it and starts tearing up its wings. It flails about and manages to land on top of the folding doors to my laundry room. By this time I am thoroughly freaked out. I grab a stool and try to get a better look at it, and this is when I notice just how BIG and hairy it is. I have no problem with your normal everyday moth, I can catch those and get them out of my house. This thing was bigger than my palm. So here I am running through my house screaming every time it comes near me. I called a friend who live about 15 minutes away to see if they would come save me since the hubby was at work, and all they could do was laugh hysterically at me.





After another 20 minutes of him trying to fly through my house and my cats chasing after him, he finally got tired and laid down on the laundry room floor. I ran over to the kitchen and grabbed a lid to a pot and put it over the moth. I left him there until the hubby got home and was able to take him outside. Surprisingly, he was still alive.
This is not the moth that was in my house, but if you click on the photo you can see just how hairy this thing is!



The luna moth is pretty from a distance, but not when it is tyring to break into your house and rape you in the middle of the night.

I am 99.9% sure that he is a direct descendant of Mothra. (And this is pretty close to what it felt like last night when he ran into the house to attack me.)




I was jumpy all night after that. Every light touch I felt, I thought it was Mothra coming to get me.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Dear So and So... I'm Not A Fan

Dear So and So...

Dear Boss Man,

If I hear Poker Face by Lady Gaga one more time, I am going to punch someone in the face.

Respectfully, Mitzy

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Dear Bowling Alley,

I just want to say thank you for always having plenty of clean new socks. I seem to have a memory problem and I can never remember to bring socks from home. I think I have 4 pairs of socks from you now, and I am sure I will be acquiring more since I can't remember shit. I can remember to bring my ball and my shoes, but my socks never seem to make it.

Extremely Grateful, Mitzy

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Dear Little Sister,

Please leave your deadbeat boyfriend. He is now in jail for the second time since you have been with him. When you met him, he was just released from prison. He is on probation in not 1 but 2 counties. His father just got put in jail, again. His cousin just got shot by some random girl at a party and died. You are the only individual amongst the 8 people living in his aunt's trailer that actually has a job and your income is supporting all of these dead beats. You are better than this.

Love you, Sis

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Dear Kathy Griffin,

You are one of the best comediennes ever. When I am down or super stressed out, you never cease to fail at making me laugh hysterically while watching your show on Bravo. Keep on with the dick jokes!

A Straight Fan, Mitzy

P.S. Please come to Atlanta or Savannah soon!

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Dear Stomach,

I know you are hungry, but do you really have to be so loud? I promise, we will be leaving soon to grab some food.

Settle Down, Mitzy

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A Sad Day

Last Thursday on my way home from my bowling league around 10:30 at night, I was driving down a back road and happened across a stray German Shepherd. He was pretty emaciated and had some bad mange. I ended up taking him home for the night and in the morning I planned on dropping him off at the humane society (that wouldn't kill him). As it turns out, the humane society doesn't take in stray animals, they only take owner surrendered pets. So luckily, my friend Bobby knows a girl who rescues dogs and also works at an animal hospital. I got word that she was willing to take him in, and I drove right over to drop him off. He stayed the weekend there, but after the vet ran some tests and x-rays it was determined that he was in really bad shape.

He was only about 2 years old, and had really bad hips. So bad that he would require a surgery that costs around $9,000 - $10,000. Not to mention that his ACL is torn, and the really bad mange that would require some intense medication. All of this coupled with the fact that he is only two makes it that much worse. Since he is so young, the pain he is in will only get worse as he gets older even with the surgery. In the end, the most humane thing to do is to put him to sleep.

For the condition he was in, he was still super sweet. He wasn't skittish at all, and well behaved. He didn't really like to be touched other than on his head because the mange was so bad which made it uncomfortable for him, but he loved the attention. He would've made the best pet.

So here is a shout out to the giant shepherd with a big heart.







You will be in good company with Larkin's mom, Vader, Syber Kitty, Dr. Binks, Mattaoe, Bayah and MJ.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Dear So and So... Part Deux

Dear So and So...

Dear Biological Father,
I appreciate all of your calls and emails from afar. However, seeing as how I haven't answered or responded in well over 6 months, I would think that you would have gotten the point by now. But worry not, we will be seeing each other soon. A lot sooner than you realize, and in a not so cozy setting.
(Insert Evil Laughter Here), Your Biological Daughter
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Dear Pullo,
The big large bed that you like to sleep in belongs to me. This is my domain. I will share my bed with you so that I may cuddle up next to you anytime. Keep this in mind the next time you growl at me because I accidentally touched you or woke you up because your ass is getting kicked off the bed.
Grrrrrrrrrrr, Mommy
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Dear Mother Nature,
I just wanted to say thank you for making this summer somewhat tolerable. The heat has been bearable for the most part and I think we have even had a few days where the humidity was actually less the 80%! Now, if you would just do something about these mosquitoes and sand gnats, I would be eternally grateful.

Sincerely, Mitzy
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Dear Miley,
I know this may sound a bit selfish, but I would love it if you could hurry up filming your movie and leave now. I'd like to be able to go out to Tybee without the fear of being trampled on by a flock of tweens trying to hunt you down. I appreciate that you have encouraged tourism (and by tourism I mean your stalkers following you) which in turn will help the economy in Savannah. However, my friends and I are over due for a beach day.

Impatiently, Mitzy

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Never Ending Summer

This weekend I will once again be driving my happy butt up to Atlanta for some lake action and another concert. And I suppose I will be visiting family too.


Guess who I am going to see this weekend.

I will give you just a minute....











Yes, that's right. Tool!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Dear So and So....

I am going to give this a shot...


Dear So and So...


Dear Orange Cat Named Henry,

I have a great appreciation for your ability to play fetch, and your desire to do it all. the. time. However, when I am laying in bed at 2 a.m., I really don't feel like throwing the catnip mouse down the hall for you. No matter how loud you meow at me or how many times you drop the mouse by my face, it's not happening.

Awake & Grumpy,
Mitzy

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Dear Pullo (my spoiled rotten human like dog),


I wish you a very happy birthday. You are now 3 years old! It's amazing how it feels like it was just yesterday that I picked you up and took you home for the first time. You were the greatest and fluffiest puppy ever. So in celebration, I picked up a 6 pack just for you.



Love you,
Your Mom

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Dear Starbucks at the Savannah Mall,

Please hire more people. I don't think it is acceptable for me to have to wait an eternity for a shaken tea lemonade thing. Seriously, I think I almost died from dehydration just waiting on my icy cold beverage.

Thirsty,
Mitzy

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Dear Mosquitoes,

One day I am going to find a way to rid the world of you all. I have had it. I am not the only human around that tastes good. I don't appreciate being picked out of a group of people and being attacked. I know you may find this hard to believe, but big red welts aren't attractive. Leave me and my blood alone.

Itching like crazy,
Mitzy
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Dear Kat,
Thanks for getting me hooked on your blog, and I have finally accomplished my own Dear So and So!
You Rock,
Mitzy

Thursday, July 2, 2009

A Quarter Of A Century Has Come And Gone

It is amazing how time flies right past us, isn't it?
I realize that 25 isn't exactly "old", but I most definitely feel like I am becoming old. It seems like it was just a few months ago and I was graduating high school, determined to dominate the world. But alas, here I am. Still a pawn in this game called life.
In other news, I will be hanging out in the 7th row of the 311 concert this 4th of July in Atlanta!
I. Can't. Freaking. Wait!
Everyone, have a safe and happy 4th of July!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Smells Like Teen Spirit

This is a recap of our fun filled weekend that began Friday night after work. This post will have to be broken down into multiple posts to encompass all the photos and video that were taken this night.


To start off, we have a clip of an attorney singing Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana.

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The night continued with some more drinks and more karaoke.

More to come...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Summa Time!

So summer is officially here, and what better way to celebrate than by going to the beach!

Pullo LOVES the water. (Especially when it is 102 degrees outside.)





We are going to make Pullo into a surfing dog.



I attempted to surf for the first time.




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And here is Pullo on the way home, all tuckered out. Doesn't he look so pathetic?

REMINDER: Friday is National Take Your Dog To Work Day!!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Water Volcano


We are on day 3 of the water volcano that is outside my window at work. There have been a couple people from city maintenance come by to look at it, but nothing has been done to fix it. Since Monday, it has gotten quite a bit worse. Instead of 1 stream of water shooting up, there are about 4 or 5.

With as hot as it has gotten down here, it is slightly tempting to run outside and jump through it a couple times. No one would notice, I'm sure.


In this photo, you can't really tell just how high the water is reaching.

This is a better angle. As you can see, the water is reaching the 2nd floor.

For your viewing pleasure, here is a clip that I took from inside my office.

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I can't wait to see how it looks tomorrow!

It's Getting Hot In Here!

The official first day of summer is Sunday June 21st, which is also Father's Day. I think that summer has already started, especially with this weekend forecast.

I don't think I will be doing any yard work this weekend.

Anyone have a pool I can play in?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

There Is A Blow Hole Outside My Window

And I am pretty sure it shouldn't be there.
Yesterday when I came into work, I heard a noise outside my window. So I go to take a peep outside, and there is a stream of water jetting out of the ground. At first I figured it was just a broken sprinkler, until I remembered that there aren't any sprinklers here.

We are going on the 2nd day of having this "water fountain" outside, and it seems to have gotten bigger overnight. The stream of water shoots up about 12 feet in the air right now, high enough to touch the 2nd floor windows. I am pretty sure that I am going to come into work later this week, and there will either be a sinkhole next to my office, or there will be a large construction crew working on it. Either way, it should be exciting.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

I Bet You 10 Cents That I Will Whoop Your Ass!

That's right, I am going to raise you 10 cents. That's how confident I am about my hand.

So this weekend was much fun. It included lots of beer, someone getting tattooed, and a poker game. I started off my weekend right for once. I met up with Jess and Krystal at the Wild Wing Cafe for some yummy wings and beer. After getting my fix of some very delicious wings, we walked around downtown for a bit. They took me to The Rail, which is a bar that is supposed to be super haunted, but it is very cool. They even allow dogs!

Her name was Molly.



While we were having another beer and snacking on peanuts, I bet Jess that she couldn't hold a peanut in her knee. She proved me wrong. (See the other things she can hold in her knee here.)




While we were at The Rail, Jess pointed out that they have Helium Karaoke! Now why the hell didn't we think of this sooner! I can't think of any other 2 words that go so naturally together. We plan on attending in a couple weeks, so there will be an exciting blog post to look forward to then.



We left that bar to go to the tattoo shop where Krystal is getting her new ink. It is quite a masterpiece. Here she is before, looking at the drawing of the tattoo.


Lines



Lines + Shading




Around 5:00, I had to leave my ladies and drive out to Rincon for a high stakes poker game. And by high stakes, I mean there was a $5 buy in. This was my first poker game. I have watched several of the World Series Poker Tours, but playing it is totally different. But I am happy to report that out of 6 people I came in 3rd. Not bad for my first try, right?
Things to look forward to in the weeks to come...
- Helium Karaoke
- Turning a quarter of a century old
- 311 Concert
- Tool Concert

Sunday, June 7, 2009

A Lazy Rainy Weekend

Whoever says Georgia is still in a drought is out of their mind. I swear it has been raining for 2 weeks straight now. Ok, maybe not straight since we did go to the beach last weekend, but this is really getting old.

Plus, the rain just gives me another reason to stay curled up in bed with the animals and watch cartoons all weekend. At least I am not the only one that turns into a lazy bum during the dreary weather.

See for yourself...







It is completely unnatural for Ronnie to be inside and doing nothing on the weekend. He is ALWAYS outside working on the boat or some other project. I kept asking him if something was wrong, to which he responded "I feel like being lazy."



At least I will be well rested for the busy week ahead.