On the Road Again…

In about 1 hour I’ll be hitting the road to make a 300 mile drive I’ve made no less than 100 times. I drove it every other weekend for three years taking LilZoot down to see his Dad. Believe it or not – his Dad and I were friends then – and only become NON-friends when MrZ and I married. It’s going to be VERY weird – making that drive with MrZoot. We will hang out in Columbus, with Junkie and Stace, and get LilZoot from the ex-husband for Tonight so that he can hang out with Junkie and Stace’s daughters – his nearest and dearest friends.

Of course – He could see Ariel (Junkie’s daughter) more often if his Dad would swallow his pride and give Junkie a call to get the kids together once in awhile. Oh well…not everyone can be as perfect as ME. Hehehe.

Where was I? Oh yeah – Columbus, GA. This means I’ll get to celebrate New Years on EASTERN time, and actually watch the ball drop for REAL, as opposed to an hour ahead of time. I havent rung in the New Year alongside the people in Madison Square in TEN YEARS. It’s much better celebrating WITH them, as opposed to an hour BEHIND them.

Although – every other day of the year? I much prefer living in Central Time. The TV schedule is better this way! And that’s what’s important now, isnt it?

OH! And I’m forgetting the coolest part: I’m going to meet my first BLOGGER. How cool!

Bill and Ted meet the Golden Girls

I’m always amazed at what fantastic friendships I’ve made in this here blog-world. Janet used her Spidey-Sense yesterday to recognize I was feeling a little blue. She also gives rockin’ gifts that match my personality SO well! AND she’s even helped me pick out the basic design for my Next Tatoo.

Then? Oliquig didnt even FLINCH when I started an email out to her with “Dude.” Of course, that wouldnt have been so bad by itself, but in the follow-up email where I was apologizing for channeling my inner teenage boy from the 80s, I actually used the word “Totally” followed by the phrase “Easy as Pie”…

Heh. I TOTALLY started that email off to you as “Dude….” I’m NOT a 14-year-old surfer boy from the 80s, I swear. But sometimes I feel possessed by one.

removing babble about hosts to use…and they are EASY AS PIE to work with…so it will be a breeze.

Does anyone under the age of 90 use the phrase “Easy as Pie” anymore? And really – unless you’re buying a frozen pie – is it really that easy? Regardless, she didnt flinch at that either. Of course – maybe she is just accepting my schizophrenia as fact and no longer questioning the derivatives of my slang.

TGIF!

It’s time for another Fake Friday for Zoot! I get tomorrow off since New Year’s Day is on Saturday this year. So, first thing tomorrow morning, I’m hitting the road to visit Junkie and Stace down in Georgia. Junkie lives in the same town as my ex-husband, which is who LilZoot is visiting all this week. What does all of that mean? I get to see LilZoot tomorrow! Woo Hoo!

I think I’m going to take the kids to see Christmas with the Kranks. I know its gotten DREADFUL reviews, but its the type of bad reviews that mean I would LOVE it. I’m a sucker for all of those Tim Allen family comedy movies. I know – NO SHAME.

What are YOUR plans?

A Whole Lotta Purple Goin’ On

I’m slowly but surely catching up on the designs I slated myself to work on. Here are two I just finished today. The first was a new skin for one of the first blogs I ever help set up. So – she has two skins right now, and BOTH by ME. Yeah, Me!

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And then this was for another blogfriend, Lauren. She is the first one who wanted both sidebars on ONE side. I really like this layout and am glad to have finally gotten an excuse to try it out. What do you think?

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So. Go say “Hi” and tell them not to hate me for being late.

A Year in Review

A 2004 Meme. Thanks. (I’d link to the specific entry and possibly do a trackback, but my firewall up and decided in the last five seconds to block her pretty site. Dammit.)

1. What did you do in 2004 that you’d never done before?
Started a blog.

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Yes, I did keep a major one. And yes, I plan on making more. Hopefully keeping them all. Especially the one about “procreating”. I’d really like to keep that one.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
My neighbor.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
No – not really close, anyway.

5. What countries did you visit?
None. I’ve never been out of this country. Not even to Canada or Mexico. I’m a disgraceful Geographer.

6. What would you like to have in 2005 that you lacked in 2004?
My own home. And my own baby.

7. What dates from 2004 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Feb 7th – D&C. Blah.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
See? That’s too tough of a question. I dont have the energy to really think of a good answer. I’m really proud of how much I’ve taught myself in blog designs…thats a good start. OH – and I’m really proud of the many many good deals I found on fly kicks this year. It was totally the year of the cute tennis shoe in my home.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Gaining 30lbs. I’ve lost back 10 of it, but still. Sucks. Ass.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Other than a miscarriage? Nope. Oh – and one KILLER ear infection that made me want to beat small animals.
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