Monday, July 28, 2008


Growing up, I loved the ocean and, my dad taught me how to body surf at an early age. I still love the ocean, surfing, boogie boarding and, wake boarding. There is just something about the water that makes me happy, calm, and free. But, what does it feel like to be in the water and, not knowing what lurks beneath the dark water below? I have been in this scenario many times being that I frequent the surf as much as I possibly can. The thoughts of the day that I was out on my surf board enjoying the water, was all brought back by "Shark Week" on the Discovery Channel. I have nothing against sharks, I am in awe of them. These animals have such a bad reputation and, are probably the most misunderstood animal on the planet. Everyone has their own opinion of course, myself being one of them. We are not born to inhabit the ocean, we are land lubbers. The ocean is the shark's home, it eats there, and, we are considered fair game in their environment. So, it brings me back to that day I was out straddling my surfboard waiting for a good set and, was nudged by one. It happened without warning, it came and, went rather quickly. I knew exactly what it was, because the shape of it in the water left nothing to the imagination. The next thing I knew I was paddling to shore as fast as I could. I don't remember a lot of the details of this episode because, my survival pilot light was on! I just know that it's something that I would rather not experience again! Although, I do enjoy my water sports, this will always be in the back of the mind, "what is lurking beneath me?" It's actually very rare that I will ever be an shark attack victim, I have a better chance being hit by lighting.

Actual Shark Attack On Surfer

Sunday, July 27, 2008

What Kind of Blonde Are You?

The definition of blonde is someone with light colored hair. So, I ask this, if you are a true blonde, does this ultimately determine that you are dumb? What about brunettes that bleach their hair blonde. Does this turn them into a dumb blonde? I would have to say I have met my fair share of dumb brunettes as well as dumb blondes and, I don't think the shade of hair has anything to do with personality. You are who you are. The term dumb blonde must of been retrieved from the big Hollywood blonde bombshell icons. Like Marilyn Monroe, who played the ditsy blonde in a lot of movies. Woman of course followed course and, whether they were dumb or not, acted the part. This has carried it's way over the decades with today's blonde celebrities such as Jessica Simpson, Britney Spears, Pamela Anderson, Paris Hilton, Tera Reid, and, the list goes on...
So, Take this Quiz and, find out what kind of blonde you are!
Click Here: Blonde Quiz

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Alaska Is Apparently Not an Island!

This may sound pretty lame but, I would have to say it's not entirely my fault. Who ever developed the map of America really messed up young minds. Because, back in school I can remember the map hanging up behind my teacher's desk and, always thought that is how the land looked. No, not flat, I'm not that dumb! But, how some of the areas weren't connected when they were supposed to be! So, that's why I had it in my head until a few years ago that the map was very misleading. The conversation came up about going on a trip to Alaska. I said, well, we would have to take the boat. Seriously....I said this and, truly believed it. That's what the map said! Am I wrong? If you pull out a map, Alaska isn't attached, it's floating out there in the ocean like a big piece of poop! Compare it to Hawaii, which I knew for sure was an island. I argued this fact that if you look at the map, that Alaska is an island! My family incessantly argued that you can drive to Alaska! This pretty much shattered my whole belief in the education system. If you have a job at recording data for the sake of teaching others, wouldn't you be sure you do it accurately?

Friday, July 25, 2008

Where's Daria?

Remember Daria's World? What ever happened to this show? Are there any re-runs going on or what? I love her apparent sense of humor that reminds me of one of my great friends from High school. Anyway, remember the dumb blonde character Brittany? Yes, the total stereo typed who dated the Jock, Kevin who was even dumber than her. Yes, I was a cheerleader but, a far cry from the typical dumb one. I was actually very shy and, quiet. Don't ask me how I pulled off the whole cheerleading career in school. I guess I wouldn't of done it if it weren't for my best friend, we were inseparable. Now that I'm all grown up I look at those cheerleader types today. I can see why people hated them. My daughter is in High School and, I can tell you nothing has changed. High School is High School no matter what day and age it is. There are still dumb cheerleaders, Jocks, Stoners, Loners, Rockers, and, now the new group "Emos." But, that's a whole other subject. Here's one of my favorite clips of Daria's world. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Please Be Kind Rewind!

Now that everyone has successfully upgraded from their VCR's to DVD players, and, traded in all their VHS tapes to DVD's, the switch came easier to some than others. It's not that I had an actual hard time adjusting to our new DVD player but, there were a few small steps that weren't easily forgotten. Learning how to run the DVD player, was just another quick flip through the manual and, learning how to fly through the menu which, I think is pretty cool. No more waiting on the fast forward button to get to that "favorite part" of the movie. The first few times we watched a movie on our new DVD player, my husband kindly asked, "Can you rewind it please?" I reluctantly got up from my comfortable spot on the couch, and, started to look for the rewind button. All I could hear is laughter as, I asked, "where is the button?"
How many times has this happened to you?
I will say probably never... but, whether I'm blonde or not, this has happened to me more times than I care to admit.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The OMG UR A PIG Phone!

With all the choices in cell phones these days, it's no wonder it's hard to choose or determine one from another! Advertising has a big part in coming up with clever jingles, and, celebrities to push the latest in this must have technology. I don't know how I made it through my life as a teenager without a cell phone, my space or tivo! When I look back, Pong, space invaders and Pac-Man where the coolest adaptations to a very primal gaming system. That was the closest I ever came to real technology in the eighties. I felt so privileged!
But, now I get lost in this sea of technology and, the only way I really keep up is what I see on these commercials! My daughter wants one of those new LG shine phones and, my response was a total blonde one at that. "Oh!" I Said, the "OMG UR A PIG phone!" You can imagine the look on her face. I wasn't really referring to it as that was what it was actually called. I was thinking of the commercial I saw! The one with Lauren Conrad and, Brody Jenner sitting at an outside cafe, when, two hot girls walked by, Brody was immediately distracted from Lauren's conversation with him. Lauren Conrad catches Brody Jenner checking out the ladies with his AT&T LG Shine! This is what she text him on his bright and shiny phone! That's how I knew what phone she was talking about! So, when it's time to go and buy her the new cell phone, this is what I'm going to ask for! Excuse me, we would like the OMG UR A PIG PHONE in shiny silver please!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Crazy Women Drivers!

I admit women drivers can be totally crazy insane. I was heading home on "River road," a pretty dangerous road to drive. I hate it. Anyway, this chic in a little black car was swerving in and, out of traffic, passing cars and, happened upon the ass of my Durango. She must of been in a hurry or, in a really pissed off mood because, she gave me the bird! I could see her in her steaming behind her sunglasses because, I was doing the speed limit! She road my ass for at least a mile or so, until she passed me on the left hand side in the turn lane. Now if you know River Road, this is the road of death. There have been so many fatal accidents on this stretch of roadway. One of which, my friend had actually hit and killed someone!
This crazy driver passed me and, others as she whizzed in and, out of traffic like a hoe running from her pimp! At the next light I jotted her license plate down and, had my daughter call in a reckless driver report to the police. Who knows what will be done about this stupid girl but, if she keeps driving like this, she won't make it to her next date!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Horror Movies...

I absolutely love horror movies. The scarier the better. We just watched Dawn of the Dead and, I have to say it's non-stop bloody action from the start! Imagine trying to save your husband's life while he tries to take a bite our of your neck! This poor woman wakes up to her whole neighborhood in utter chaos! Looking around and, everywhere you look people are eating each other! What a nightmare! All the media can say is "they don't know what is going on!" What if this actually happened? Not like the way movies can glorify blood and, guts. But, if some way a toxic agent or chemical warfare was used to make people lose their minds and, attack each other. I was try to think of what I would do in a situation like that. I will look at hubby and, say, we need a plan! We need to put together a survival pack, stocking up on gasoline, cash, food, and ammo! I even ask, "can you take me to the gun range to learn how to shoot?" And, then I say, "I want a gun!" You should see the look on his face! It's like he fell in love with me all over again! Ha! No, seriously, if you look at it this way, what would you do if something outrageous happened, like another terror attack or something. Would you rather be prepared or caught off guard? I would personally like to have a plan man when and, if something goes down! So, with that said, I'm off to the shooting range!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A Dedication to Blondes

What really goes on in a blonde woman's head? Not much at the answer I hear a lot. I have heard all the jokes, laughed at them and, myself! I don't really care what people think or say. I dedicate this blog to all the bright, funny, witty, charming, and intelligent blonde's everywhere! So there! Ha!