Sunday, January 29, 2006

OMG

I don't want to be a mother anymore...

Fair warning to anyone thinking of having children or to those out there with small children... this is what you have to look forward to.

Bored Children + Pretty Day = Burning Skateboard (heh, heh)
IN MY MIND'S EYE

You can find me here being all serious and stuff...

melissa.xforia.com

Thursday, January 19, 2006

HOW MANY DMB SONGS DOES IT TAKE TO DRAG ME THROUGH A WORK DAY?
and Illustration Friday (see below)

I decided on my way to work yesterday morning to see how many Dave Matthews Band tunes I had to listen to to get me through a day of work drudery. Armed with an IPOD that had 100 dmb tunes and 8 long hours ahead of me (8-4 ugh), I placed my dog-bitten( Pilot the puppy strikes again) head phones on my ears. Eight hours later, my ears were numb and Dave had graciously requested that he be able to exit the stage. Request granted... And it takes a whopping 79 songs to get my carcass to four oclock!!! Even listening to Dave does not make me wanna, make me wanna Stay at work any longer than 4.

I was going to post pix of my research, but the agency's camera (which I sneaked back to my office on the sly) takes the worst pictures ever. It was purchased from a grab machine at a fire sale that the surplus furniture sector was having. I think it was dropped after purchase on the way to the car. It doesn't matter who is taking the pictures, they are always bad. So, no pix...sorry...I am sure that you are sooo disappointed.

I was going to write this blog last night, but I was down with a sick headache ... go figure. To celebrate a research project completed, though, I will add a link to the Official Dave Matthews Band website to my site. This is a big deal since I am code illiterate.

ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY...HOORAY!

Now Berd has not made an appearance here for a few days...and it is his darned blog! He has decided to participate in Illustration Friday tod
ay. He sent over this picture of him being all "brave and daring" ... I think those were the adjectives he used. I think he is being all foolish and crazy.

I mean, just look at that smug look on his face. He says that is his 007, devil-may-care look ... I say it is what a dumb cluck looks like right before he is eaten by the neighborhood stray. But, with Berd, I have learned to say ... whatever.

Monday, January 09, 2006


THE INFERNAL CONTRAPTION STRIKES AGAIN! *

Yes, I am once again the victim of the shinanigans of the Infernal Contraption. It has thwarted my attempts at finishing the story of Berd's Mysterious Egg.

I sat down on Saturday morning to write...precious son safe at with his grandparent's home, dear husband working quietly on the other side of the room, Ipod placed strategically on ears...with no interruption. And that is what I did for two hours. I wrote and wrote and drew a picture or two and wrote...and then the Infernal Contraption realized that I was making progress and things were coming together and I was so happy.

me: I am writing...I am so happy.

ic: She is happy and that disgusts me. I will make her pay...

me: Why has everything stopped moving?

very smart programmer husband: Hmm, looks like your machine froze...did you save what you were working on?

me: [color draining from face, feeling sick] no.

vsph: Oh. Sorry.

ic: Mwahahahahahah!!!

And then my vsph proceeds to tell me this story:

God directed Jesus and Satan to write the greatest program ever. Each of them went to the task with fervor, typing and coding furiously. Time went by and they continued to work, not even stopping for a break.

All of a sudden there is a hugh power surge. In an instant, the electricity goes out and comes back on. Satan says, "Curses, I have lost everything." He looks over at Jesus who is still coding furiously. Confused and defeated he throws up his hands and walks away.

Moral of the story (if you don't know already): JESUS SAVES!

And I will too from now on.

*Sorry for the crude drawing (even cruder than usual).