Monday, July 04, 2005

Randomness

OK, I had quite a few drinks tonight and I am waiting for my sleeping medicine to kick in, so here are some random things on my mind today:

- Did you hear Luther Vandross died? Is it because of his stroke or that he got fat and skinny and then fat and skinny too many times?

- It is difficult for a group of 3 people to decide how much alcohol it is necessary to bring for 7 people to tailgate for approximately 5 hours before a concert.

- On my way up to Connecticut this weekend, I passed my favorite signs for my favorite places - "Croton Falls" and "Hardscrabble Road" - and I like when we pass the town of "Purdys" and Hub says that I should live there. I have never been to any of these places but I just love the names.

- I don't like learning things about my cousins that I would rather not know, but I am glad they trust me to tell me.

- We took Princess to the fireworks on Friday night and she was totally not afraid of the noise. She looked up, was like "whatever", and returned to running around like a maniac.

- When I need sleep, I need to have the air conditioner on in the bedroom. Hub insists on judging whether we put on the A/C on what the outside temp is. Shouldn't it matter more that I am your wife and I will make your life a living hell if you don't put the friggin A/C on so I can sleep?

That's it for random thoughts for the evening. Oh, except for this one:
- My regular A/C is STILL not fixed even though that mofo has been out here TWICE now for a total of nearly 2 hours. Bah.

Happy 4th of July, all of my fellow Americans out there. Please remember that, conservative or liberal or somewhere in between, we all love this country and are proud to live here and call it home. And today we are celebrating the freedoms we are lucky enough to have in our country, and I think its something we take for granted too often. Hopefully you will take one minute to stop today and be grateful for all we have here.

23 comments:

trine said...

happy 4th of July true, you sound mellow and thoughtful, i like it!

glad princess wasn't scared of the fireworks, Helene SCREAMS!

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

yikes, still no a/c, i don't think i would have let the guy leave unless it was fixed! happy 4th to you, hope you have a great day!

Dawn said...

Have a great 4th of July, True Jersey Girl!! And you are right - we are lucky!

Bev - Living In Hormoney said...

Have a Happy 4th!

I believe LV never recovered from his stroke, according to what I read.

Last Girl On Earth said...

If you ever get a chance to go to Croton Falls you should. It's really lovely there! And so easy to get to.

Hope you have a great 4th.

soapbox.SUPERSTAR said...

Happy 4th to you!

Charlie Mc said...

Happy 4th Jersey Girl!!! :)

Scully said...

Yeah!!! I can finally read your blog at work again.

- Luther Vandross suffered from diabetes and hyper tension. The extreme changes in his weight did not help matters. He once said that he had lost and regained 100 lbs 7 times.

- It is difficult for any group of people to decide on anything. But with booze, that should be a no brainer.

- Purdy's is a large Chocolatier here in Canada. Very good chocolates. If you'd like, I could send you a box.

- I appreciate that my cousins' don't tell me too much (I have 24 of them), but one of my closest cousins didn't tell me she had been separate from her husband of 20 years last year. I found out 2 months ago.

- I love fireworks. I'm glad Princess enjoyed them.

- I bought a portable air conditioner this year. The Calgary Stampede starts this week. I live in downtown Calgary where all the bars are. We're supposed to be in the 80's and 90's this week and next. I plan to sleep with my air conditioner on every night until I leave for Paris on Sept. 1.

- I don't have a husband or boyfriend to argue over the air conditioner.

- When are they going to fix your regular a/c? That sucks.

- It was Canada day on July 1.

Tina B. said...

Happy 4th of July to you, too!

When I was a kid, fireworks didn't impress me much, either!

3 people trying to buy enough booze for 7 people to last 5 hours has got to be damn near impossible!

Katy said...

Happy 4th beautiful. Have a great day today and tell hubby to let you keep cool!!!LOL

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Happy Fourth of July, True Jersey Girl. You write that comment well.

Enjoy the day!

Arethusa said...

Have a great 4th of July True Jersey. :)

doris said...

Happy 4th of July and welcome back to your blog :-)

tinkamarink said...

Happy Fourth to you too. I hope you decided on too much booze rather than not enough and my sister recently shared a lot more with me than I EVER needed to know. I will never be able to scrub those images out of my mind.

Sleeping Mommy said...

Happy Fourth of July TJG!

Indigo said...

I'm the same way with the a/c. I need to have it on, and no matter what I have to have smaller fan turned on in the hallway for white noise. Drives Hubby crazy.

Raehan said...

Happy Fourth, and sound sleeping! Get that deep sleep that you deserve.

Unga~Chunga said...

You gotta have A/C on July 4th - It's American!! And anyone from New Jersey knows it's right steamin by this time of summer. I love the windows open but I prefer to sleep with the cool A/C - I'm with ya.

Brookelina said...

Glad to see you back! Nothing like 4th of July at the Jersey shore. Much better than here in bloody hot Florida.

For some reason you fell off my bloglist. Odd. I have to put you back on!

Evey said...

Happy 4th to you!!!! What did you guys get up to? We had some friends in town for Seattle and so we decided to stay home and BBQ and drink lots and lots of beer:)

mrsmogul said...

I miss the fireworks there! I used to hear it from my apt easy since I lived near the East River

InterstellarLass said...

We saw lots of fireworks. You are too funny with all your random thoughts! Happy 4th!

Molly said...

Glad that you had a good Fourth of July and that the blog is back to normal...hope the AC joins it soon! I was without over the weekend and it totally blows!