Wednesday, September 23, 2009

ohhhhhh HELLL no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok has anyone else's metaphysical eardrums shattered over the last two nights besides mine? Monday night, THE night, the return of Dancing With The Stars, a night that I have looked forward to and dreaded was upon us. Yes maybe a little over dramatic but very very emotional all the same. I had the DVR set and started the show about 20 minutes in and as soon as I did, emotion and tears took over as the intro music started. Next when the male dancers came out, cringed when they showed Mark and got a big smile on my face when I saw that Louie was back (probably Heather's favorite of the male dancer beause of his talent and choreography). Then the walk down the stairs and the pairs made their debut, and I swear Heather's box sent out shock waves and I could hear her screaming OH Hell No! as the walked down.

Some of the nicer things that came to mind in Heatherese were, "Look at Cheryl, they have her with that damn politician!!!!!!!!!!!!!!She looks horrified!, George Hamilton's kid (first who is he) and with Edyta? Donny Osmond, didn't Marie bring enough drama when she was on and they are going to try again??? Who the hell is that little blonde (family friendly) twerp trying to resurrect his career? Michael Irvin definately no Emmett or Jerry." And finally "They struck a gold mine with Ty last season he was cute, adorable, and a 50's throwback to the matinee hero (all of which were comments that she had made about Ty Murray), he is probably gentle as a lamb but Mark (MMA fighter) will scare the hell out of everyone" Now the Iron Chef Marc, also an actor in B and C movies would have probably won her over, and we dont even want to start about the snowboarder.

For those of you who knew Heather, and especially those who worked with her and analyze DWTS every Tuesday and Wednesday mornings might agree that I am not too far off the mark in how she viewed the first show, and can insert their own version of Heather's, ahh more elaborate lets say, terms for how she saw it (someohow that just brought a smile to my face).

The evening did bring on strong emotions though. I would look at her area, see her box, our portrait, the champaigne bottle from the night she left and we came home toasted her and watched DWTS, then look to her side of the couch (which Jubilee has claimed as her owned) looking at Jubie lying there yet seeing and hearing Heather as the show went on. I will admit it had me watery most of the night. Just another way that Heather stays with me of sorts.

As vaguely elluded to in an early post, my career has taken another turn. Either I have done something really right, OR I have really pissed someone off. Monday was my last day at Philip Morris, I have received a latteral promotion to be the Food Servicew Director at an account downtown in need of help. So either i go and turn things aroundor I'll be grateful that Congress just extended unemployment benefits lol. I do love a challenge, and this will be my mistress for time being.

Thats pretty much it for now.

Let me hear how you have seen DWTS so far, and did anyone notice the one female celebrity dancer who was caught rubbing her nose sort of down during the intros and then all shiney eye and smiley 10 minutes later? Sure I like a coke with my burger please and extra ketchup with my fries.

Da critters and me

Saturday, September 19, 2009

What a week, things were a little crazy getting ready for a new program at work. Last night was the first night that I got home before 8 pm and a rough count was 72 hours this week. The girls were great about not getting into mischief while I was gone and Mary (again) was great in helping when available. And...........................there maybe a new career step in my future due to my being such a "fluid" person but that will have to wait until I have more details.

It's currently 9:46 am est, as I post and I just woke up after logging in about 10.5 hours of sleep. I have shielded myself all week because of today how my reaction would be, thoughts, memories, etc.. Ten years ago "da Wife" and I said "I do", and we did. It was a sunny day then in the middle of Hurricane Floyd, and as I type a ray of sunshine is warming my face through the window. Its weird how at few things are going on this week, that or how the mind plays its tricks on you that the event is the reason for the happening. How certain shows either begin or end this week that we watched together, the pumpkin scone, "X-Men Origins-Wolverine" coming out on disc this week (Heather wanted to go to see Hugh Jackman's naked butt lol besides liking the movies) or how I woke up this morning. I went to bed last night with the TV on and did not set the timer, remembering the last 12 years the good and bad together and promised myself and Heather to stay upbeat all day today and fell asleep with the TV still on. When I woke up about 15 minutes ago that promise was immediately put to the test as I saw Ryan O'Neil standing over Ali MacGraw in a hospital bed towards the end of the movie "Love Story". Surprisingly the only emotion that I felt was comfort as I watched briefly Ali MacGraw looking up from the bed, the character displaying strength and love in her last moments and it warmed me thinking of Heather.

Well enough gooey stuff for now plenty to do today, clean, laundry, Starbucks, buy Wolverine and maybe a little Indian food later.

Love you all, and welcome to the new follower (ever want to make contact e-mail at

Scott, the X-pooches, squirrel, chipmunk, and toad

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Pumpkin Scones

It's strange how one little thing can set off emotions. Yesterday was a great day, sun was out it was cool and low humidity. I felt like treating myself, I went to Starbucks for the first time since Heather's birthday and the hammer fell. In the pastry case were pumpkin scones, (another rubbing her tummy going MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM item) silly stupid I know, but when I saw then it got to me. Making weekend runs to make sure that I got one before they sold out and bringing it home to HEather just filled and to a degree still is stuck in my head. How over the years we would either sit outside, watch a movie, or come upstairs and fire up the computers and look at the pooches on Amazing isnt it how 1 little item can turn your world upside down?

We all know the expression 'that which does not kills us only makes us stronger", well I saw another one the other day as a Marine recruiting slogan, "pain is the body's way of releasing weakness". Wonder where pumpkin scones fall?

nuff for today

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Labor day

whoooo raaaah!!!!!!!!!! its labor day, days off from where you get paid to have to do work where you don't. Go figure. But it is also a time to relax and hang with friends, unlike most holidays this one has no special significance other than reward the workers for those that get the holiday off. And for those that don't get the day off just remember that if they were off we couldn't buy gas, groceries, go out to eat, get that propane tank when the grill dies in the middle of your steak and so much more. Just think of the of the chaos if everyone had the holiday off. I know it's not the normal post that you are used to, but when you enjoy your extra day off next week and happen to go somewhere that you wouldn't if you were working on Monday, just be a little appreciative of those that are working.

Now on the home front, I guess that I have officially given up my dinosaur status as I sit here at the dealership posting as I get the oil change and inspection done on my wireless, whats next a blue tooth? Hell people have me texting too! Damn I am sounding like geezer (remembering seeing gray chest hair in the mirror after today's shower) ooops I am. But you know what I do know how to set the time on the VC...............ahhhh DVD system. Weather has broken here in Virginia, nice cool low humidity days. Wake up and its in the mid 50's great to wake up too. Dog's are loving the break also. Mary comes over props the doors open and let the girls out for extended times and they just love it she says. And yes they do, when I was off yesterday I propped the screen door and the kitchen door open as I was attempting to clean the house and hardly saw them all day. If I were to look out a window to the back yard the girls would either just be milling around or laying in the grass or dirt just soaking up the sun with big happy tongue hanging out puppy faces. It was also a great day to brush the girls outside also, and did they need it (bad dog dad). By the time I got done the patio looked like the floor of a barber shop.

Well that's pretty much it for now, they just called my name so I guess I need to pay the piper or mechanic in this case.

Have a great holiday!

Scott, Rogue, Jubilee, toad, chipmunks, and the damn assassin squirrels