Archive for February, 2007

You Gotta Admit — It’s a Look

Okay sue me but I thought this photo was so great I just had to use it. What is not to like about this outfit. I mean really. I think it’s awesome and again I am busy packing. Keep sending the blast ideas. They are great. I will use them as quotes from you. Ta.

America Ferrera stars as Betty in Ugly Betty.ABC/Richard Cartwright - Thursday, February, 1, 2007, 1:1 AM

My First Foray into Photoshop

Ha ha. I thought this program wasn’t going to be too difficult because I have three others that are similar. WRONG. My mind is boggled but I am having fun. Byt the way the graphic is supposed to look like this. It is a photograph I cropped and tweaked.

I am also very busy packing.

Will the United Nations pass any resolutions that will deflect the meteor on its way here to end everything in the year 2036, and, if not, how do you intend to spend your last day on Earth?

Discuss.

HOOFREAKINGRAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE. MY FAVORITE MOVIE OF THE YEAR…NEED I SAY MORE? AND I LOVE IT THAT FORREST WHITAKER WON AND THAT SLY DOG MARTY FINALLY SLIPPED OUT WITH ONE.

Little Miss Sunshine Movie Stills: Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Greg Kinnear, Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane… Oh crap it’s just another blog entry.

After a brief hiatus, I am back. I am less settled in than even the last entry because I am moving soon. More on that later. Right now I am just too busy packing to even think about it. Talk amongst yourselves.

I am very concerned about Britney. I mean really, people. What is this world coming to? This country’s sweetheart (and slut) has SHAVED her HEAD. What’s next? Tearing up pictures of the Pope on SNL? If only she could sing that well. Ha. I can’t believe she blew Anna Nicole news off the map only to be blown off the map by Nicole’s crying judge.

Speaking of SNL, despite the fact it has gone downhill, I will be glued to it this Saturday because Dwight from “The Office” is hosting. He is one of my favorite actors (althought his real name escapes me at the moment). I hear there is a Dwight bobble-head available. I guess I better start surfing for it. Anyway, I thought he was hysterical when he was the apprentice on “Six Feet Under.” Anyhoo…..

As for the comet on its way to Earth and has a 1 in 45,000 chance of blowing us to oblivion in 2036, Robert and I are getting T-shirts made with bulls-eyes on them. The night it is supposed to hit, we will sit in lawn chairs in the back yard and hold hands. I have decided to blast “Great Balls of Fire” on the boom box.

If there is anything you don’t like about this entry. Post it for crap’s sake. The comet is coming and Britney is running around hairless. The world really is coming to an end. Or maybe I am asleep still.

Friday Before Mardi Gras — Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!

I am laying low on Mardi Gras this year although I would LOVE to get to the ZULU parade (picutured above). I went to some parades last year after Katrina and also to Halloween which is like a mini-gras, so this year I am going to eat some King Cake. That’s about it. There is a lot going on with my Mom being up in Maine, Robert looking for a job and still trying to get his SBA loan taken care of so he can move into his trailer.I am struggling about what to do with my horse.

My first priority after kalyth, is getting these seedlings going. They take a lot of attention at first. Everything has come up very well except the lavendar has only sent up four shoots so far. But the basil looks amazing, thyme is looking great, marjoram and oregano all looking healthy and strong. Robert’s Dad is already ploughing the ground and mulching it to plant potatoes. Spring is my favorite time of year.

And I am also working on a proposal for a regional publishing company in Louisiana. Still trying to settle in to the community here and find my niche. It’s a little strange.

Ojo de Dios (Eye of God)

Another great photo from the Hubble Telescope (which is broken right now).

Happy Valentine’s Day All You Hopeless Romantics

Your Candy Heart Says “First Kiss”
You’re a true romantic who brings an innocent hope to each new relationship.
You see the good in every person you date, and you relish each step of falling in love.

Your ideal Valentine’s Day date: a romantic dinner your sweetie cooks for you

Your flirting style: friendly and sweet

What turns you off: cynics who don’t believe in romance

Why you’re hot: you always keep the romance alive

Entry for February 13, 2007

Here is today’s birthday boy. Mi Amour, Robert. He’s the best guy in the world to me and I wouldn’t take a million bucks for him. In addition to being such a good caring person he is all but totally responsible for my recovery from the Katrina debacle. Without him I would probably be down in the French Quarter pushing a grocery buggy and talking to myself. I consider myself so lucky to have someone like him in my life. I just wish we had met sooner.

Happy Birthday Sweetie! You are the GREATEST!

Love you lots and lots,

Juli

Entry for February 12, 2007

I am craving chocolate so badly right now it is not funny. I am just this side of making some Chocolate Stuff (see November blog). I also live a ways from anything like town or stores so popping down to the local 7-11 is out of the question. Such problems, eh?

Another reason I am trying to hold off the chocolate is so I don’t turn into Bailey Gras (or Juli Gras) depending on whom you talk to. That translates Fat Bailey. Not that there is anything wrong with it, I have my share of fat. I struggle with it and I don’t want any more of it. It is too damn hard to lose. Ho-Hos, Ring Dings, King Dons, those little Swiss Miss Debbie things. Crap.

Twinkies in the big box from Wal-Mart.(Those melt in your mouth when they are that fresh). I would settle for carob right now. Hmm. I think I have some old dog biscuits with carob on them. Am I that desperate? Perhaps. I made them myself so I know what’s in them. Okay I’m not that desperate. But I may break down and make Chocolate Stuff. Oh hell, why don’t I just pack the 5 pounds straight onto my hips and skip the craving?

Maybe it’s all the chocolate ads on right now for Valentine’s Day. KMart is really going to town. Maybe if I get out my Chocolate Cookbook and look at the pictures it will take the place of actual chocolate. ……

Nah. Where is the Chocolate Stuff recipe?

Welcome to Monday

Okay people. I am back. Where the heck are all of you? Was it something I said? The Prince comment? Yeah, well Saturday Night Live Evening Update said pretty much the same thing I did. So did Fox News. Go figure. I do like Prince though. He cool. Whatever shape his thing is in.

So I thought you might like to see the update on flower buds. They haven’t opened yet. Getting bigger though. Another week or two. I’ll post a photo of them when they do burst into life. I am soooooooooo ready for Spring. My herbs have all sprouted (only one lavender sprouted so far – stubborn little buggers). But so far have marjoram, thyme, oregano and basil. Don’t know what I’m going to do with all of them. I think I’ve got hundreds.

In fact, I am so ready for Spring I have begun cleaning. Robert helped me clean and move tables etc. around on the back porch so I can put the seedlings out when they get big enough. And saintly person that he is he tackled my front yard yesterday. It looks amazingly better. That by itself is a lift to see everything looking more tidy.

I enjoyed the Grammys tonight. Especially The Police. And Stevie Wonderful. I LOVE HEEEM.

Mom is off to Maine for a month. She is moving into an apartment up there (we have family there). She will be back to get the rest of her things from the FEMA trailer and stick around til May then off to Maine. I think it will be really fun for her. Katrina sucked so badly and Slidell and New Orleans still look like war zones. So hopefully she will have a nice vacaction from it all and heal a bit more.

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