Wednesday, July 28, 2004

I kept waking up last night dreaming there were spiders crawling on me. After a panic-driven, semi-concious search for a flashlight, I realized that I had been dreaming and could go back to sleep. However, the thought of spiders in my jammies made it difficult to relax. So today, Kelly=Sleepy.

Oooooh, yeah! We also finally were able to replace the CDR, so I can do some archiving of old letters that I found. It's pretty awesome, and fast!

To close here is a pretty funny, in my opinion anyways, verse from a card that has come to my attention:

Loveing you is beautiful,
Loveing you is great.
Please sneak away through my back door,
so you can still be the Dems candidate.

Quite personally though, I don't think an affair would hurt anyone's chances for being that! : )

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Have you ever gotten the feeling that you have done something wrong, but can't for the life of you figure out what it was? I've felt like that for the past few days. I mean, no one has said or done anything, but I feel like I'm being avoided or something. I wish I knew why.
John Kerry's Wife Tells Reporter To "Shove It"

You go, girl! Too bad I won't be voting for your husband.

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Last night I saw a Trim Spa commercial with Anna Nicole Smith on it, and I noticed that even though she's lost a lot of weight, she's still a big framed woman. Steve said that she is the kind of woman that the phrase "Full Figured" was created for. So I said, "would you consider me "Full Figured" or just fat?" He says, "You're Kelly and I love you and you have a great personality."


This is the reason that men get smothered with pillows in their sleep! - Oscar-winning composer Goldsmith dies - Jul 22, 2004

A moment of silence, please.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Kelly's Place - Greetings Y'all!

YAY! I updated!
Today has been quite the day for updating my blog, no?

I'm sitting at the switchboard again, because Karen is out sick.  I wasn't sitting here earlier, but the girl who was up here got bored.   Yay, bored!

I'm so hungry, I could eat a moose.  Not a chocolate mousse, but an actual moose.   A cold moose, even!  I didn't bring lunch, so I've been subsisting off of vending machine stuff, and that is never good when you're really hungry!!  Curses!

I have a crick in my neck that won't go away.  I need a massage or something to make it leave.  Maybe if I get someone from my office to punch me in the neck, it would go away.  Well, probably not, but I'm sure they'd have fun trying.   I'm sure a few of you wouldn't mind trying either!  ; ) 

Well, I'm off like a dirty shirt. 
10 Random Thoughts of the Day

10)  I don't have a clue what made me think of him, but I dated this guy when I was a freshman in high school who was strange.  We didn't date long, but any time I ever had another boyfriend or anything close, he was always calling me and acting like he liked me or whatever, trying to get be broken up with them.  Once I broke it off with the guy, he acted like I didn't exist.  He did this up until I was a senior.  Talk about wanting what you can't have and not wanting what you can.  What a fat head.
9) My hands are freezing this morning.  I've even got on one of my Tim Burton-looking long sleeved shirts and I'm freezing.
8) Speaking of Tim Burton, what's with my hair lately?  I've woken up for the past three days looking like a trans-gendered Edward ScissorHands!
7) We were going to Dragon Con this year, but since we got Rudolph, we are going to cancel that trip.  That's okay, though.  How many women in thongs and fairy wings can you really stand to look at two years in a row?
6) I'm totally going to Rome if I can save the money to do so.  I just finished reading Angels and Demons, and I really want to see all of the things that he talked about.  All of the real things anyway; Vatican City, the Bernini Statues, St. Peters Basillica, and etc.  Okay, who wants to take bets on if I can actually do it?  : )
5) My toe is alseep.  Just my toe.  How weird is that?
4) I almost ran over a Miata yesterday.  Hey, it wasn't my fault, that car was tiny!  I've really got to get used to driving and SUV!  Oh,'s my first (and hopefully last) step towards being a Soccermom!  NOOOOOO!!!!
3) I am going to be on my own AGAIN for dinner.  Steve and his school...pah!  ; )  You'd think he wanted to graduate or something.
2) My internship is almost at a close.  My last day will be Aug 6th.  SIGH.  Farewell hands on learning about graphics for a while.  : (
1) We sign for the car in the next two days.  They'd better not add anything on, or Evil Kelly will make another appearance at a car dealership.  They wouldn't like Evil Kelly.

Krispy Kreme introduces glazed doughnut frozen beverage - Jul. 21, 2004

Ugh....a glaze flavored drink? I am literally trying to fight the urge to throw up. Gross.
Well, here it is! Steve and I have been looking for a car that was more reliable than the Neon, and we think we've found on in this new Durango. OK, well, not exactly new. We got a great deal on a 2000 Dodge Durango that I've named Rudolph!

Yeah, I know. Shut up.

I've got to take it back to the dealer this morning to check on a couple of details, but so far it seems great! I've got to get used to driving a big vehicle. This is the fist car, since Goldzilla anyways, that wasn't tiny. Pray that I will not forget and take a bat-turn in it and fall over! : )

Monday, July 19, 2004

KELLY'S (B)LOG: 19th point two two seven
    So I'm finally back at work, sitting in my cubie, and I thought I'd go ahead and fill everyone in on what I did on my summer vacation!  : )  For the two weeks I was off from work, I actually cleaned like a mad fool.  I tried to do one room a day, clean it and rearrange it if necessary, and make sure I threw away enything that we didn't need or want anymore.  I was doing great until I got to my office.  Now, if any of you had ever been in my office lately, you would know that it was the room where we put anything that remotely looked like a book or art supply, so it was beyond trashed.  It took me three days to get it straightened enough to rearrange the big desk and move in the tall bookcase.  I even alphabetized my novels!  However, I didn't get completely done.   The only thing I have to do now is clean off my computer desk and paint over the gesso splatters on the walls! 
    I also had lunch/dinner with Kenny on Tuesday, and had a great time.  We met halfway at the Cracker Barrell in Cullman and afterwards walked around the downtown area.  That place was a little spooky!  There was no one around, it was like the movie Children of the Corn (without the corpses and murderous children, of course.)  It was hot, but we took some pictures and talked, and I had a wonderful evening.  He also liked his drawing, for anyone interested. : )
Wednesday we had some bad weather, and so for part of the day, me and both doggies were crouched in the hallway waiting for the tornado sirens to stop.  Butler and Bear fell asleep, but I was lying in the floor waiting for the ceiling to come crashing down.  I started to pray, and immediatly the song, "Eye is on the Sparrow" started running through my head, so I knew we'd be okay.  After the weather cleared, I went to help out at our church dinner.
Saturday, as you know, I was in Six Flags.  It was just as much fun as I thought it would be.  It rained heavily until we got in the park, and we ended up standing in line for the first ride for about two hours.  When we rode that one, we went to the next one that Steve wanted to ride and it also had a two hour wait, so we skipped that one to find another ride.  They were all either closed, or the lines were so packed that we wouldn't have gotten to do much except stand in lines all day.  We finally found a ride that seemed to be moving fairly quicky, and we stood in line for about half an hour.  When we finally got to the front of the line, they stopped running it due to rain.  We paid over $90 dollars and only got to ride one ride.  It was so crowded and hot that even just being in the park was uncomfortable!  Oh well, Steve, Josh  and I still had a good time just hanging out. 
Wow, my life is exciting, huh?  : ) 

Friday, July 16, 2004

Can you believe it?  I'm going to Six Flags this weekend.  Me, going to Six Flags. 
Let me give you a minute to dwell on this with the proper background information. 
I don't like amusement parks, I don't like crowds and I don't like being hot. 
Six Flags in Atlanta in July = amusement parks, crowds, and hot. 
Since I was told that I was selfish because I don't go places that a certain husband of mine likes to go, I am going.   I'm not selfish because I don't let him go, mind you.  I'm selfish because I don't go with him.  Even though he has other people to go with him who love to go to places like that so it's not like he'd be alone, I'm selfish because I don't like to go.  He ignores all of the other things in our lives that I do, and decides I'm selfish because I don't like going to Six Flags.
Now granted, this is the place we were when we decided to date exclusively (aww), and it has some sentemental value as far as that goes.  But come on.
Who knows, maybe I'll have fun. 
Uh huh, yeah.   Whee.

Martha Stewart gets five months prison term - Jul. 16, 2004

SIGH, Never Mind...

I didn't make it to Birmingham last night. No, it's not because I'm a coward, but because we had so much left to do in the house to get ready for the bug people AND Steve had made so many other plans for the rest of the weekend, we couldn't have gone and still gotten everything done. It's probably best though, because we were going out for dinner, and on the way out there I suddenly got sick and dizzy. I was like that until I was able to eat, so I don't know if I would have made it to B'ham anyways. Oh, well. Maybe I'll get another chance another time.

The phone company has turned off our call waiting and our area calling for some reason. I have to call my mom on my cell phone so that I don't add on a long distance charge! The funny thing is, we are still getting charged for it. Hmmmmmm, I may have to open a can if they don't rectify this situation! ; )

Well, we have a huge day of yard work planned for today. We had originally planned on going on a short vacation, but our plans fell through. So, since Steve is officially between jobs until monday, I'm going to take shameless advantage of him and his masculine physique and make him till and pull stuff up!

Until next time...

Thursday, July 15, 2004


Steve heard about this Rick and Bubba thing in Birmingham where you can audition to sing the national anthem. If you win, you are up against three other people from three other towns to sing the National Anthem at a Braves game. I'm terrified. I mean, I can sing in public, and I have on many occasions, but the thought of auditioning for anything scared me silly. This is one of the reasons I was never more active in the school theater. Anyways, I'm going to do this, so keep your fingers crossed that I don't make a fool of myself. The last time I sang the national anthem in public, it was at a hocky game. I did so badly that a hockey player from CANADA turned around and looked at me like I was hurting him. I'm meeting Steve after he gets off from work and we're heading down there. I'm glad I'm going to be busy all day or I'd never make it.

What am I thinking...

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

I got attacked by the water hose this morning! I was trying to fill up the wading pool for the dogs, and since I had put far out in the yard, the hose pipe wouldn't quite reach and so I tried to attach the sprayer thingie to it while it was running. Bad Idea.
I had such a great time yesterday. A friend of mine I don't get to see very often and I met for dinner and afterwards we walked around and just talked. It was awesome. I feel sorry for people who don't know my friends! I have so many wonderful ones. : )
Steve, Josh, and I are thinking of going to Dragon Con again this year. I'm excited! I haven't decided whether or not I'll dress up though. I have to see if I gave my Velma costume to GoodWill or not. : )
Once again, I promise to update the rest of my website as soon as I can!

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Hey everyone! I'm sorry it's taking me so long to update my website. I have some great quotes from Amy McGee and the answer to my dark matter question from the official smartest man in the universe, Nelson Olinger. As soon as I have some time, I will put it all in, I promise! : )


Thursday, July 08, 2004

Have you ever said something completely in the heat of a moment because you were ticked off, upset, or sad and then realize that you didn't mean it or shouldn't have said it? I've come to that realization quite recently. I don't know if the person in question has ever even read my blog or my website, and I don't know that even if they did an apology would help, but I would like to apologize anyways. Let's face it folks, I'm an emotional half-wit. I don't always think before I say stuff and I let both my imagination and my emotions get the best of me. That, coupled with my "what goes on the Blog stays on the Blog" mentality, sometimes I say things I wish I could take back later. So whether or not this will help, and maybe this is more of an apology to anyone who may have read the mean things I've said and not just him, I'm apologizing.
After looking back at some e-mails I sent to a friend of mine, giving advice on their relationship, I realized what a hypocrite (what, democrat? heehee, kidding) I've been. One of the things I stressed over all was that once a person reaches a certain point, they have to stop blaming everyone else in their lives for the problems they have and take responsibility for their own actions. This is something that I haven't been doing and I've blamed someone else for my lack of patience, sympathy, and vicious defense mechanisms. In reality, I let getting hurt once in my life make me a total basket case. Instead of learning from the incident and moving on, I've let it eat away at me until I am, in the immortal words of Ouizer (Steel Magnolia Reference), "Not as sweet as I used to be."
The person in question is Kevin, the guy I dated in high school who turned out to be gay. I have to admit, I was/have been very bitter about the whole relationship. Now granted, he did treat me kind of badly at times, and yes I was disappointed a lot, but I should have had the insight and dignity to move on myself rather than to sit there and take it over and over. In reality, I believe I was just as much to blame for the way things turned out as he was. At that point in my life I was terrified. I was about to graduate high school, all of my friends were scattering to the winds, I didn't have a clue what was going to happen to me in the future. When I met him, I thought to myself, "Here is something I can control, here is something that is constant. As long as I have this relationship, everything will be fine." When it turned out that it wasn't like that, I guess I short circuited. I used him as an unwitting life preserver, without ever asking him if it was okay, and when he didn't behave just like I thought he should, I became unreasonable. I let that disappointment settle into my mind for so long that instead of gaining any kind of knowledge that could help me live better in the future, I used it as an excuse to strike out at anyone who I felt was going to hurt me, whether or not they ever actually did. So, to Kevin I apologize for blaming you for my hangups and for being bitter about things that should have been fogiven and forgotten a long time ago. To anyone else that has been affected by my inability to take responsibility for my own behavior, I'm sorry for that, too.
You're probably wondering why I would ever write all of this in a public forum in front of God, Bob, and Han Solo. I suppose it comes down to publicly admitting to being wrong. Maybe it's a little embarrassing to air ones laundry and to have your business all online, but to me, it's the first step towards making it better. And making it better is what I want to do. : )

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Williams-Sonoma | Registry List

OK, so Tori Spelling got married and registered at Williams-Sonoma? Wow. The above link will take you to her wedding registry. However, one has to ask themselves, she registered for all of this stuff but does she even know how to cook? A better question than that, though, is: have you seen how skinny she is? Does she even eat?

*evil grin*

Monday, July 05, 2004

Ewwwwww. There is nothing worse than forgetting you have dirty dishes in your dishwasher, and reaching in to get something. Ugh. Not only were thy dirty, some of the dieshes had milk on them that was slowly starting to become self aware. Yuck.

I Well, it's the first day of my annual layoff, and I didn't have to get up for work this morning. I probably wold have slept a lot later, but I had to get up and let the dogs out. It's Bear's birthday today, so I have to sing to him when I let him out of the kennell. I can't believe my little fat hobbit is 1! Steve and I will have to get some hot dogs and treats so we can have a party. Hopefully we can get him to sit still long enough to make a couple of pictures.

We rented four DVDs this weekend. Wow, we're an exciting couple. Actually, I prefer to do that rather than to go out all of the time (yeah, I'm boring, what can I say). We rented The Italian Job, Secret Window (Johnny Depp *growl*), Broken Lizard's Club Dread, and Along Came Polly. All of them were pretty good movies, although I have to say that Secret Window was a little strange. I've read the novella, and somehow I find it hard to believe that the screenplay could have had a more violent ending than the Stephen King version. Of course, in a way, I liked the way the movie ended better, so I'm not complaining. : )

Steve also got it into his head to shoot off one of those big flower fireworks last night. He scared the dogs to death and I ran into the house thinking the neighbors would surley call the police. We find out later that they weren't even home. We should have set off another one! I miss firecrackers! : (

Anyways, I hope everyone had a great holiday!

Saturday, July 03, 2004

If I don't watch out, I'm going to be in traction!

Last night, Steve and I were acting stupid, and his arm hit my hand, and I think I've either sprained my hand or something otherwise just as horrifying. It isn't broken, thank heaven, but it hurts like the devil. With falling lat week, and doing this yesterday, I'm going to need either a full body cast, or someone is going to have to get me one of those harnesses that little kids wear so I can't hurt myself anymore!

My layoff from work will be for the next couple of weeks, so I'll be doing some hard core house work and stuff. Our house has gotten so cluttered all over again. I hate that! Seriously, I've been trying my best to straighten up my office for a month or more, but once I get started, I get discouraged. There is just too much stuff in there! Now I have a little time, so I'm going to have to force myself to finish the job. Anyone want to do it for me? Please?

How many of you have seen that irritating Fanta commercial that they play before movies lately? You know, those four chicks in different colors singing "Wanna Fanta, doncha wanna..."? Well, thanks to Jason, I now have that song indelibly inked into my brain this weekend! Grrrrr. Somehow I'm going to have to plant the sure fire brain song that you can never get rid of "It's a Small World Afterall" in his head. This is war!

Thursday, July 01, 2004

If you ever have any of that pesky self confidence you need to get rid of, just do what I did yesterday!

I went to the new Parkway Place Mall. It's a very posh place with stores like Abercrombe & Fitch (did I spell that right?) and Banana Republic, and Book Gallery etc. Anyway, all I wanted to do was to find a new top. Something cute, without a low neckline. Well, I don't usually go into any of these places in the mall to buy clothes, but I thought, what the hey*!

*Here is the hey...almost every store I went into basically catered to the young and anorexic. I'm not kidding. I actually thought I had wondered into the children's section of a place called "Hollisters" before I realized that there WASN'T a children's section. I couldn't believe it. I went into the GAP, and I saw all of these teeny people looking at stuff sized zero. ZERO, people! how can you be a size ZERO! Wouldn't that mean you didn't exist? I just passed on by places called Wet Seal and Buckle because I was just too scared my fragile facade of composure would crumble and they'd find me in a corner somewhere weeping. Now, I'm have my moments of hating how I look, just as everyone else does. But, I try not to let them get the best of me for the sheer reason that I don't want my size to rule my existance. However, it's almost a slap in the face to go into these places and basicly be shown that unless you are a size 0-10 you shouldn't be able to wear trendy, stylish clothes.

While I was slinking from place to place trying not to decimate displays of clothes with my obviously -at least by the designers standereds- monstrous frame, another lightbulb of unfairness went off in my head. I'm a 26 year old woman. I don't need to be able to wear a pleated mini-skirt that is cut up to the crotch, or a baby sized t-shirt that says something like "hottie" or "sexy" across the front (in fact, if you ever see me dressed like that in a situation where I was NOT hijacked by the Hilton Sisters and drugged, please, shoot me with a powerful tranquilizer gun and have an intervention session with me, I beg of you). However, what about all the young girls and women who do want to wear that stuff? Maybe they're overweight, maybe not even by much, but should that exclude them from being able to being able to wear things that fit in with their peers? It is so unfair! Now, granted, maybe a girl who weighs 300 pounds shouldn't be wearing a mini-skirt or a mid-drif top, but dangit, she should have the option! Or even better, why don't more stores geared towards adolesence have appropriate clothes for people over size 10 or 12? I know for a fact that there are young people who wear larger sizes than that. Why should they be forced to wear clothes that aren't "in style" because they are bigger than anyone else. Let's face it, when you're a teenager, you want to fit in. You want to look and dress like other people your age. Why should anyone in that age bracket have to wear clothes that are more appropriate for adults? Anyway, that's my rant for today.