Archive for May, 2007

Uh…Buh Bye

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Crouching Tiger – Hidden Agenda has left my realm of existence and moved on to greener pastures of umbrage. Thank you God. Let us all now breathe a collective sigh of relief and dance for joy! Happy. Happy. Joy. Joy.

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…And So I Struggle

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

I am struggling with the knowledge that my hero has feet of clay. I have been so in awe of Ty Pennington and the good he does for people all over the country. Some of you may have heard by now that Ty was arrested for DUI in Los Angeles a couple of days ago. Ouch. That’s bad. Really bad. The good part though…if there can be a good part…is that he is taking full responsibility for his actions. Here is what he posted on his website:

“To My Fans:

I made an error in judgment. We all make mistakes, however this is about accountability. Under no circumstances should anyone consume alcohol while driving. I could have jeopardized the lives of others and I am grateful there was no accident or harm done to anyone. This was my wake-up call. I also want to apologize to my fans, ABC Television and my design team for my lapse in judgment and the embarrassment I have caused.”

He was arrested, just like anyone else would have been. He spent several hours in lock-up, just like anyone else would have had to do to sober up. He posted bond, just like anyone else would have had to do. He will have to appear in court, just like anyone else would have to do. He will probably plead guilty (he’s just that kind of guy) and get sentenced the same as anyone else.

Please remember that, unless a death or grave injury is involed, a first offense DUI almost never involves jail time. The jail time is usually suspended on the condition that a court ordered substance abuse program is successfully completed.

Ty messed up. He knows he messed up. He freely and publicly admits he messed up. I hope we can all (me included) give him credit for all the good he has done and not let this mistake undo it all. Everyone deserves a second chance, even our heroes…even when we think they ought to be perfect.

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Good Gracious, That Scared Me

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

I am so happy that Billy Ray was finally voted off last night. Nothing against him…he really is a southern gentleman and he gave it his all but it was truly time for him to go. I have to say though, I was absolutely on pins and needles waiting for them to announce who was leaving and scared to death that it was going to be Joey. Stranger things have happened! Joey looked like he wasn’t even breathing himself. What a scary moment that was. I was so shocked to see him standing in the bottom two instead of Ian. What was that about? Whew!

Speaking of alien vein Ian…what was up with him grabbing Apolo by the neck? That seemed a bit rough to me…not at all playful. Apolo even looked a little taken aback himself. If Ian had grabbed Laila like that she would have laid him out like a rug! Hopefully, Ian will be the next to go and then we can get down to the real competition. Keeping my fingers crossed here.

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You Should Be Dancin’….Yeah!

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

Good Gracious! Apolo was on fire last night! I enjoyed his Paso Doble so much I was hootin’ and hollerin’ right at my TV. Good thing my neighbors couldn’t hear me. At least I hope they couldn’t. I think that was just about my favorite Paso of all time, bar none. Awesome, awesome, awesome. I thought his Tango was mighty fine too.

Laila was also right up there once again. Her tribute to her father was an absolute tear jerker. I was smiling so big I think I pulled a muscle in my face. She is a gorgeous dancer.

Joey’s first dance was a bit boring to me. I agree that it was technically sound but that’s about all it was. His second dance was better but he still isn’t one of my favorites. Probably just a personality thing on my part really. He is quite talented obviously.

Ian’s alien vein was back again last night. I thought he was going to go postal on the judges after they shot him down over his first dance. It was most apparent that he was very, VERY angry. I thought the judges were going to need an armed escort home. To be honest though, Ian really isn’t all that good…certainly not good enough for the final.

Billy Ray, Billy Ray, Billy Ray…while it probably wasn’t politically correct for Bruno to label your dancing as “crap”, your dancing was…well, it was crap. You honestly have no business still being on the show and I think you know it. The only reason you are still here is because your fans are voting to keep you here out of love for you and your music. Do yourself and all of us a favor…tell them to let you go.

As for the judges, I think Len must be in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. His judging oftentimes makes no sense. His comments about Apolo’s Tango lacking passion for instance…what was that about? That Tango was absolutely oooooozing passion. It almost seems like he disagrees with Carrie Ann and Bruno just to disagree. I don’t know but I am tired of their CONSTANT bickering. It just isn’t funny anymore. Maybe it is time for a change.

So, the final three will be Apolo, Joey, and Laila. I think that much is obvious. As for the final two? Too close to call yet.

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Michael Vick…Really?!?

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

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I’m Still Standing

Friday, May 4th, 2007

For those of you who follow the genealogy side of things here, I know it appears that I have been woefully absent from wemightbekin but, truly, I have not. I have actually been very, very busy on the research side of things.

I have finished transcribing the videotape of my cemetery hopping foray through Rehobeth Primitive Baptist Church’s cemetery and I am currently researching those findings to hopefully flesh them out a bit. After all, we all know I have to give you more than just names and dates.

I am also working on completing my previously unfinished project, Four Oaks Town Cemetery, and fleshing it out as well. So you see, you are all about to get a pure flood of information. Hopefully, it will all be done very soon.

Hang in there my fellow BoneCollectors, I’m on the way!

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Pet Peeve

Friday, May 4th, 2007

I have a pet peeve. Imagine that…me…a pet peeve! Yep. I can’t stand for someone to touch my computer screen. Can’t. Stand. It. I have even been know to smack the Chief when his paws have gotten a bit too close to my screen. After threatening another co-worker the other day, this is what I came to work and found today…

I turned one of the pieces of paper around so you could all see that they were all xerox copies of hands touching my computer screen. Someone will pay for this injustice!

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It Was Time

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

I’ve had the same furniture for 14 years. It was time for a change. I did my shopping on line then went for the all too important butt test tonight. Here’s the results…


Liked it. Bought it. That color too. The pillows will have to go though…ewww.

Liked it. Bought it. But not this color and not with the ottoman. Got it in a green taupe. Way cool. I was going to put it all on layaway but Barbara Jean was with me so you know that didn’t happen. I will pick them up on Saturday, the 26th. Who needs delivery when you have a truck?

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One – Two…How Do You Do?

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

Great news everybody! Helen over at Everyday Stranger is pregnant…with twins! Wahoo!

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Bubba had Shingles

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

Thanks to Aunt Joyce for this funny…

Here’s what happened to Bubba:

Bubba walked into a doctor’s office and the receptionist asked him what he had.

Bubba said: “Shingles.”

So she wrote down his name, address, medical insurance number and told him to have a seat. Fifteen minutes later a nurse’s aide came out and asked Bubba what he had.

Bubba said, “Shingles.”

So she wrote down his height, weight, a complete medical history and told Bubba to wait in the examining room. A half hour later a nurse came in and asked Bubba what he had.

Bubba said, “Shingles.”

So the nurse gave Bubba a blood test, a blood pressure test, an electrocardiogram, and told Bubba to take off all his clothes and wait for the doctor. An hour later the doctor came in and found Bubba sitting patiently in the nude and asked Bubba what he had.

Bubba said, “Shingles.”

The doctor asked, “Where?”

Bubba said, “Outside on the truck. Where do you want me to unload ‘em??”

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