Wednesday, May 31, 2006

How Weird?

You Are 20% Weird

Not enough to scare other people...
But sometimes you scare yourself.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Sweet, Watery Red Flesh

Most people probably ate watermelon over Memorial Day weekend. We took one to my grandma’s house for our pool party picnic, as well as beer, clams and cantaloupe. Other relatives covered the rest of the menu, which was a homemade feast. Wearing a skimpy swimsuit wasn’t even enough to remind me not to stuff myself.

Anyway, I was curious about finding watermelon recipes for summer, since it’s so sweet and delicious. I’ve decided to make Watermelon Daiquiris to go with our grilled steak and shrimp dinner this evening. It was also interesting to read these watermelon fun facts. I hope you will add something sweet to your dinner, too!

Half Woman & Half Fish


I rented the romantic comedy Splash for my daughter and her friends to watch one day this week after school. I loved to pretend to be a mermaid, while swimming in my grandparent’s pool, as a young girl. After being mesmerized by the breathtaking beauty of Madison in Splash when we were 12, my girlfriends and I used to take turns “being” her in the pool. Everyone else had to be a shark. I thought that my pretty little mermaid would like to see this cute movie. It’s pool season.

You scored as Mermaid. Mermaid: Mermaids are also known as Sirens. These creatures were beautiful women who tricked sailors into becoming completely entranced by their haunting voices and found death soon after. Not all stories of Mermaids are about gentle loving sea people. They are mystical, magical, and extremely dangerous. They have a way about them that brings anyone they are around to seem enchanted. They are very mysterious creatures and to meet one... Would mean certain Death. Let the song of the Sea fill your soul, for you are a Mermaid.

Mermaid

75%

Angel

59%

Faerie

59%

Dragon

25%

WereWolf

17%

Demon

0%

What Mythological Creature are you? (Cool Pics!)
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Friday, May 26, 2006

Sweet Friday Random Ten

1) Jewel “Good Day”
2) KT Tunstall “Silent Sea”
3) Jack Johnson “Better Together”
4) Corinne Bailey Rae “Choux Pastry Heart”
5) Jewel “Again and Again”
6) Snow Patrol “You’re All I Have”
7) The Goo Goo Dolls “Stay With You”
8) Busta Rhymes “I Love My Chick”
9) Jack Johnson “Belle”
10) Bruce Springsteen “Waiting On A Sunny Day”

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Inspired by Love for My Country

I already hung my American flag on the gigantic green maple tree in front of my house for Memorial Day weekend. I even bought an American flag bikini. When I saw it in the store, I was feeling patriotic and sexy. It made me feel like sharing this poem…

Our Pride, Our Flag
by Roger W Hancock


The American Flag means much to all,
opportunity for some, to better their lot.
Life in freedom the dream to live out,
ponder the Red, White and Blue.


Sacrifice of blood the seed of liberty,
responsibility to all to keep the treasure.
Fight or vote your duty is sure.
Pay tribute to the Red, White and Blue.


Bravery in sacrifice displayed by red,
purity of liberty, shown in white.
Justice for all within the blue.
Freedom colors; Red, White and Blue.


One star now for each of fifty states,
First thirteen states one stripe for each.
Unity in diversity is our union's strength.
Power shown in the Red, White and Blue.


The union of white stars on blue,
when flag displayed, is on the left.
Red, white stripes stretching right.
Display it right the Red, White and Blue.


As we read from left to right,
display the flag to prominent left.
When on the platform it's to your right.
Salute with pride the Red, White and Blue.


The American Flag the pride of all,
of conservative right to liberal left.
Consider freedom, consider truth,
do it proud for the Red, White and Blue.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Not Even Remotely Interested

I think I'm one of the few Americans who choose not to watch Idol. I have not watched an episode, nor do I plan to tune in. I have seen and heard enough about it in the media to know that I find the whole premise boring and tedious.

Decoded


I went to see The Da Vinci Code last weekend with my husband. I thought that the book was mildly interesting. The two and a half hour movie was somewhat captivating, and some of the reactions from the audience were amusing. When the story poked at religious myths there were gasps and vehement head shakes by religious fanatics. We picked a seat in the middle of the back row, which was a perfect perch for observing the crowd.

Fishing Couple

I went fishing with my husband on sunny, blustery and cool Monday. We went to the fishing dock at Green Lane Reservoir. I caught a crappie and a perch and he caught a bass. We quit after three mostly unproductive hours.

We went fishing again yesterday at Pennypack Creek. Thankfully, the weather wasn’t quite as windy. I caught seven sunnies and one black crappie. My husband was unsuccessful at reeling in the large fishies that we could see swimming in the center of their shimmering pool. After two hours we became bored and frustrated, so we tossed the rest of the mealies into the water.

I prefer salt water fishing. I don’t like touching worms. I’d rather use minnows or squid and fish for flounder or anything else we might find in the brine.

Visit the gallery of Pennsylvania Fishes or check out these Philadelphia fish guys.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Half New & Half Old Friday Random Ten

1) Imogen Heap “Goodnight & Go”
2) Lil Jon “Snap Yo Fingers”
3) Mason Jennings “Be Here Now”
4) We Are Scientists “It’s a Hit”
5) HIM “Killing Loneliness”
6) Foo Fighters “All My Life”
7) Lenny Kravitz “Are You Gonna Go My Way”
8) Sheryl Crow “Strong Enough”
9) Melissa Ethridge “Come To My Window”
10) 10,000 Maniacs “Candy Everybody Wants”

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Amore


Over the past week, I’ve visited Peddler’s Village and New Hope, as well as several homes in the Buck’s County area on which my husband has done work. The homes in the area are mostly impressive restored old homes or new construction. The landscaping is as exquisite as most of the homes. I enjoyed seeing my husband’s building creations. He also showed me around Lambertville NJ, which is just over the river from some of his jobsites. He did some work on a cozy little hotel/bar in the quaint little shopping village. It reminded me of New Hope, which is on the PA side of the bridge. We also drove through Washington’s Crossing.

We also visited Philadelphia Park for the first time. It was entertaining to see the horses, but I was mesmerized by the jockeys. We watched two races from the view over the uppermost level in close range of the sports bar where I ordered a martini (and decided that I don’t really like them) and my husband smoked cigarettes and drank soda.

We also watched a race against the rail, right at the finish line. I watched the winning horse’s nostrils flare and her heaving chest as she recovered from the race in the winner's circle. I wondered if she was happy, as the owners hugged her for their photo op.

Anyway, the jockeys were such little people, just like I had seen in the movies. I joked with my husband that we would make great jockeys. He laughed. (We’re 5’ 8” & 6' 4") We went outside to the stables prior to the second and third race to watch the handlers circle the beautiful thoroughbreds. The horses’ hair was glistening and their bodies were sinewy and strong. I kept sneaking glances of the tiniest man I had ever seen in person. He had very small and shiny black riding boots. They looked like they belonged to a doll, which was quite a contrast to his very masculine, Italian-looking face.

We didn’t really understand how to bet, but we wagered on all three races based on the statistics we bought from a pamphlet at the front desk. The lady behind the desk was kind enough not to let me buy a paper, which she didn’t think we needed, and instructed me on how to read the pamphlet.

I picked winners for all three races, which doesn’t take a genius when they sell you the odds. However, we didn’t bet much given that it was our first time (and likely our last) – and we also bet on more than one horse. We also learned a little track lingo.

Last weekend, my husband and I also visited batting cages and hit a bucket of balls before I had his name tattooed on my ring finger. He had my name made into a wedding band on his skin the week before. I was waiting to get over a cold before I was ready to be inked for the first time.

I was nervous, but tried to play it cool, as I sat in the chair getting needled. It stung like 100 bees, but was over in a few short minutes, since the tattoo was only four tiny letters. Thankfully, it can be covered by my wedding band.

We were officially linked with ink, kind of like a second wedding, but with permanant black rings. Afterwards my husband said, “You’re a tattoo chick now -- and I forgot to tell you that I don’t like tattoo chicks”, as he smiled. (He doesn’t have to worry. I won’t be covering myself in ink. I like my skin just the way it is.)

We are trying to show to each other that we are still committed to each other and were willing to brand ourselves in order to prove it. My husband had my lips tattooed to the inside of his right bicep last month surrounded by the words “Jessica My Love.” He had my blue eyes tattooed to the inside of his left bicep the following week. It freaks me out every time I see it, especially when we are intimate because I feel like my mother is looking at me. (My eyes are exact replicas of hers.)

We are trying to spend more time together. Most of the time we have a blast when we’re hanging out, but we are both still full of anxiety and tend to be suspicious of each other. We’ve been arguing more than usual because we are both holding on too tight, and unwilling to let go.

I am hoping that as time goes on we can begin to trust each other again and find more easiness between us. Our sex life has grown more frenzied and intense. I believe that we are addicted to each other’s flesh and the pleasure that we bring each other.

Sometimes love is like getting tattooed and sometimes it’s like an orgasm, either way it feels extraordinary.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Friday, May 05, 2006

A Sunny Friday Random Ten

1) Saturday in the Park," Chicago
2) “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” Otis Redding
3) "Under the Boardwalk" The Drifters
4) "Summertime" DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
5) “In the Summertime” Mungo Jerry
6) “Sunny Afternoon” The Kinks
7) “Summer in the City” The Lovin’ Spoonful
8) “Born To Run” Bruce Springsteen
9) "Margaritaville" Jimmy Buffett
10) "Walking on Sunshine" Katrina and the Waves

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Creepy Cat Video

No Little Secrets

I ate almost a whole cereal bowl full of salty, smiling pistachios, while watching Match Point yesterday afternoon. I began wondering about the nutritional content of happy nuts – and decided to skip dinner.

The movie starred sexy Scarlett Johansson. She was the beautiful blonde who was used up and then wound up dead. Her lover stayed with his cute, wealthy, brunette wife and shot his sensuously pregnant, starving actress girlfriend -- Jackie O and Marilyn Monroe style.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Softball History



Moi?

Your Birthdate: October 28

You have a Type A personality so big it makes other Type A's shrink away in shame.
You never shy away from adversity - and you love to tackle impossible problems.
Failure is not an option for you, and more than a few people are put off by your ego.
You tend to be controlling, and you hate leaving anything up to chance.

Your strength: Your bold approach to life

Your weakness: You don't accept help

Your power color: Bronze

Your power symbol: Pyramid

Your power month: October

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Dedicated to a Woman's Sexual Pleasure & Health

Sunday Plans

After softball, maybe I'll see you at the Chestnut Hill Home & Garden Festival this Sunday.

You Are a Red Flower

A red flower tends to represent power, seduction, and desire.
At times, you are loving like a red tulip.
And at other times, you're very enthusiastic, like a bouvardia.
And more than you wish, your passion is a bit overwhelming, like a red rose.