Wednesday, March 31, 2010

ZZzzzzzzzzzzz..........

This week is kicking my ass.... and it's only Thursday.
  1. I have been working 10 hours a day or more thanks to one of the girls being on vacay this week.
  2. I have practice for Derby on Tuesday and Thursday nights till late. Late is 10:30or later.
  3. I have a sexy husband who needs attention when I get home too!
  4. Our next bout is this Saturday!!!!
  5. I'm skating in this bout and I need FANS!!! Please come out and support the SRG!! It is a totally rockin' time.
  6. Don't forget my contest!! Thursday and Friday are the last days to enter! And don't forget to comment about if you Tweet or Facebook the contest as well so you can get your extra entries!!
  7. I'm going to go to sleep after I finish writing this.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tired, Sweaty, Smelly,....... ME!!!!

Oh man! We had a most decidedly awesome practice tonight! Redneck is getting us in shape and working together so we can kick major ass at the bout on Saturday! I am so psyched for it!! I feel strong, my skating is steady, and I am ready to HIT SOMEONE!!!!!!

On a side note, if you were at practice tonight and I gave you one of my cards, click this to go to the entry with the give away. I usually don't plug my stuff at practice, but hey.... I'm giving away freebies so enter enter, ENTER!!!!!! Can't count out my derby sisters!!

So that's it for right now. Work sucks, as usual, but what else is new? Better than the alternative I say!!! LOL!!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Re-Run

This is a re-run due to the fact I have to work two jobs all week this week. One of the girls is out on vacation and I am taking her place for the moment. So let me rehash my contest yet again if you already aren't sick of me Tweeting about it already.

Go here and read about entering the contest I have going on right now. You could win a nifty prize.

Other than this week going to be one Mutha of a week for me. And I am so frickin stoked for the bout on Saturday! You KNOW you wanna come watch!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Counting Down.

Well, it is officially the week before the derby bout. This is where I start drinking more water, cutting out eating the extra crap that I really should cut out all the time, (But don't), and getting my head into the game. Sounds trite, I know, but hey... it's what I do. Unfortunately, I have one of the team leaders at work out all next week on vacation, so I have to run a cleaning team all week. Meh... it will help with my endurance. I just have to make sure I have plenty of water to take along with me. I also have to lay off the soda.

OMG! I have had a looooooooong love affair with soda! When I was a child I remember watching my mom and dad com home from the grocery store with the 8 pack of bottles of Coca Cola. Then as time wore on we moved on to cans, then 20oz, and so on and so forth.... Along the way I found out I like Coke better than Pepsi, unless we're talking about Cherry Coke and Wild Cherry Pepsi. For some unknown reason, Cherry Coke gives me TERRIBLE heartburn! For the longest time I thought it was the cherry flavoring agent that did it, but one day I tried Wild Cherry Pepsi and lo and behold.... NO HEART BURN!! I was OMG! I can have a cherry beverage again. Seems trivial to you, but for me it was teh awesome! Now when I go to Taco Bell(because they are one of the few fast food places who use corn products) I can get some nachos and a Wild Cherry Pepsi! Whoo hoo.

Not that I'm going to have a lot of fast food this week anyway. Gotta cut back on that as well. I think the only indulgence I will be having this week is one of the amazingly awesome smoothies at Jimski's here in Sarasota. This is a man who moved from his ancestral home in Chicago to bring Chicago dogs to the people of Florida! OMG they are sooooo good. Never thought I'd be able to eat anything that had electric green relish on it but I am hooked on them now. Add to that the real fruit and ingredient smoothies he makes and we are talking serious addiction here! The kind of addiction you need Dr Drew to fix for you! Yeah.... it's like that. Still, I won't be indulging in the hot dogs, just the smoothies! Oh and no alcohol. (GASP!) Nope, not gonna partake in the usual jello shots after practice either. Yes I guess one could say I'm in training!

This is where I ask for something from my intrepid readers..... I need a cheering section. Nothing gets us roller girls moving faster and hitting harder than hearing the roar of the crowd and our names being chanted!! We had 700 people at the last bout, but I wasn't skating then.....

I am now.

So come on! Come to beautiful Sarasota Florida on Saturday April 3rd and come see Blondefabulous #11 and the rest of the deadly lovelies of the SRG!!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Spring Into A Give Away.


A while back, before the concussion and some personal stuff that went on in my life, I was approached by a nice lady named Jessica from CSN Stores. Seems my blog is reaching the kind of people they would like to sell their wares to. I looked at the different sites they have and I found several things I really liked! This is surprising because I have been approached before and either the stuff has been over priced junk or not even worth a second look. Not so here. They have a Kids Bedding site that my daughter Rebecca oohed and aahed over! She especially liked the "Crazy Daisy" quilt set! (Um,... well her middle name IS Daisy!) There was also a site for Cookware and another with furniture and decorating. The decorating site even had "green" items!! You all know how much green means to me now that I clean green for a living!

So here is where you get a little something in return. Jessica said I could go to any of the sites that CSN has and pick out a product to give away on my blog! Cool right? Oh, and for the governing bodies who are trying to make us all report when we get something for a blog post, I am not getting anything in return for this. I am simply giving away something I thought was cool! The item in question is something that will go hand in hand with spring and the recession of the winter blahs. It's a Steak Branding Set. It appropriately says "BITE ME". LOL! So here's what you have to do......

#1- Leave a comment telling me what you love the most about spring. I love the start of BBQ season, thus the prize I chose.
#2- Re-Tweet this or post it on Facebook or what ever and also mention that in the comments so you can get an extra entry.
#3- I'll use a RNG to pick the winner next Friday and announce it here on Saturday!!

So there you go! Enter away my pretties! And let's celebrate spring with new furniture, bedding, and all sorts of stuff!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Friday Yet?!?

OMG! This week has been so frickin' loooooooooooooong! Not just long but a HUGE pile of suck as well. Between every damn person we have calling in at one time or another and all the shit they have been responsible for being crappy... I haven't had a moments peace! We have had the most complaints these last two weeks than in the last 6 months!! What the hell people? All I know is somebody better get their shit together or there's gonna be a firing storm going on.

In other same old, same old.... The traffic is a God awful nightmare! No one uses their damn turn signals EVER! WTF ?? Is it that damn hard to flick on the switch that tells me you're about to merge your ancient Ford land yacht with my company car? Apparently so. Oh and I saw something today that scared me most of all! I saw a woman who looked to be about 90 or 100, driving an even OLDER woman in the passenger seat, talking on a cell phone, only having one hand on the wheel, driving a Prius. Holy shit, that was an accident waiting to happen! Glad she was going the opposite direction from me! I dunno. Pretty soon the Snow Birds will start leaving. It may mean a decrease in business, but at least my drive times between jobs will get better!

Now, to finish the day and get on to the weekend!!!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I"m In!

I found out that I am on the roster for the next derby bout last night! Awesome! I can't wait. The bout is on April 3rd, so there isn't much time between now and then to get our plays and shit together. Last night was the first practice after Lisa broke her leg. It affected all of us too. At first when we were doing hitting drills, no one wanted to hit really hard for fear of hurting someone else. After a few go rounds though, we got back into our groove. I was going around doing a blocking maneuver when we all got in a tangle and I went down. It was all good though. The cute thing about it was I had Morgan and Junior at practice with me because their school had their skate night fund raiser right before. Morgan runs over to the rink wall and in her cute little squeaky voice asks, "Mommy are you OK?" I was touched. I popped back up from the floor and reassure her that yes, mommy was just fine. (Cue the sappy "Aaaawwwwwww" right about here.)

So now I am tired as hell, a little sore, and totally psyched that I get to represent the SRG on April 3rd!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

4 Square

I recently started using 4 Square. That's that check in app on the iPhone (and possibly Blackberry) that lets you "check-in" at the different locations you visit during your day. Dunno why I started doing this. I have been resisting Twitter's advances to tell everyone where I am, and Facebook's as well. I was on the side of people who said why tell burglars where you are so they know you're not home?? Yeah.... well, HHH practically works at home, so I think we're safe.

Now to just figure out how to become Mayor of my office!

Monday, March 22, 2010

New Week, Same Crap.

So I'm starting a new week, but there are still the same problems. Lack of want to do well on the part of the employees, lack of employees, lack of time for me in the office..... sigh.......

I just want it to go back to the up cycle. Is that so much to ask? We had more client complaints in the last two weeks than the last couple of months. I don't know what it is.... Spring Fever, burn out, whatever, but the girls need to suck it up or I will have to replace them. I can't run a business for my boss with people who are working sub par.

Now I'm off to the crazy woman's house this morning. What would usually take 3 hours is now going to take 4 because the girl who found out she was pregnant has decided to make all her doctor appointments for Mondays so as to avoid this woman. (Even though I asked her not to do that.) That's something else that has been bothering me. Don't complain about not getting enough hours and then try to duck out of or complain about me scheduling jobs for you. I have one team leader who regularly complains that she doesn't have a big enough paycheck, yet on Friday when I had scheduled 4 jobs for her, she first complained about seeing the 4 jobs, (Her day would have ended at 3:30pm, so not a long day), and then she mysteriously had a sitter problem where she would have to leave before the 4th job. Hmmmm..... Really? She didn't think I could put two and two together apparently. I wonder if the fact that it was also payday had something to do with it?

So anyway, the gist of the situation is work is starting to get on my last ever loving nerve. What else is new?

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Meh.

Things here are meh. Work is stressing me out a lot, the kids are stressing me out a lot, just everything.

I need a vacation. Not going to happen any time soon. Guess I'll have to go insane so I can get thrown in the nut house just so I can get time off.



Friday, March 19, 2010

Oh SNAP!

This is Lecherous Leeza. She kicks ass. At Thursday's practice she kicked so much ass she broke her leg in 2 places. That's a lot of ass!!!
Don't tell me Derby isn't a sport. If that up there in the photo can happen just at practice, it's a fucking sport!

Much love to Lisa and her husband Bob. Now we just have to get Hoverround to sponsor us so we can get her a scooter! Redneck Ophelia came up with that idea! I'm all for it!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Tired.

Hot Hunky Hubby
Fluffawuffagus
Derby w/the Sarasota Roller Girls
Gobo in his Twitter shirt
Gobo in his sweat shirt.

These are the things that make me feel better after a long day filled with bitchassery. (Yes that is too a word!)

Here's to Tuesday being a better day!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Filling The Tank.

I love Poppy! Even though we have only met in person once, her attitude that comes across on her tweets and her blog constantly amaze me and makes me think. Her attitude towards animals though, is why I love Poppy. Anyone who can love an animal as much a Poppy loves her animals is a great human being hands down. When I tragically lost my baby Toby right before Avitoween 09, Poppy was one of the first ones to see me and offer real words of comfort. At that point in time it was some of the best comfort I had. I have often gauged people by how I see them treat animals. If you meet someone and they treat their dog or someone else's dog like crap, you know that's how they will treat you. Poppy is awesomesauce, no doubt about it! Just ask Twitterbean!

Then there's Kim. The last year has been shit, yet she still keeps moving. Even after living through something I cannot even begin to fathom, she still empathizes with others who have their own troubles. Who does that? Kim does! She is the awesomesauce as well. She was the best roomie at Avitoween. I luvs her!

So there. Those are the tanks I have chosen. Who did you guys pick?

Well.... last night was the opening bout for the Sarasota Roller Girls! It was awesome!! We had over 700 people in attendance including roller girls, volunteers, and spectators. I, having a concussion, was off skates and pimping t-shirts and merchandise. It was cool. The merch table had a good view of the track and we could see all the action. We sold a lot of t-shirts last night too! I didn't go to the after party though. By the end of the bout my head was hurting so I hopped on the motorcycle with HHH and we went home.

That's something else I want to mention. I love HHH. Even though I KNOW he didn't want to be at the bout last night he still came to support my thing. I love that about him. Even though I know he has no interest in what I do as a hobby, he still supports me. He supported the pink streaks in my hair, the wild clothes, all of it. And even though he teases me about looking like a street walker, charging people for sex, being a slut, yadda yadda yadda, .... I know he loves me very much. Thank you for putting up with my mid life crisis baby, I love you very much.

Now I have a house to clean, and laundry to do.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Post? What Post??


Yeah, so yesterday I didn't post. I am usually a blog 365 kind of person, but Thursday evening when I usually write the next day's entry, I had fallen asleep at 7pm and didn't wake up till 2:30am when a monstrous thunderstorm came cracking through. That means I slept through dinner, TV and Derby practice. Great. I am slowly but surely recovering from the concussion. Whew. I wasn't ready for the effects of the concussion. The headaches, the messed up thought processes, the tiredness...... it hasn't gone away yet and that is making me angry. I want to be back to normal now!!!! I have no patience for being dysfunctional!

Saturday is Derby day. I guess it's good I'm not skating. I am going to either sell T-shirts or beer for the concession. Then I'll be rooting on my girls as they whup up on Sintral Florida!!! Also I might have the awesome Karl from Second Hand Tryptophan and CheekySweetie here to help me root SRG on!!! Hoe cool is that?!? It's totally made of awesomesauce!

So, for now another short blog post as my brain heals. Lord knows I always said I wasn't in my right mind..... Guess now I resemble that remark.

LOL!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Concussion, Day 2.

Yeah. It's still going on. The whole concussion thing. I'm over it. I just wish my head would be over it too. Yesterday was a nightmare of pain, nausea, and not being able to thread a decent thought together. I am hoping that after another good night's sleep I'll be more back to normal. Well, as normal as I can get.
For now, I need to get on that sleep thing. After going home from work early yesterday (not really because I telecommuted from home.), I put on CSI on the TV and napped in an out of the episodes. HHH made me a nice dinner of grilled chicken and veggies. I woke up long enough to eat that and write this.

TUA: You know that Geico commercial where the gecko says that executive's ring tone is the dumbest one in America? Well I was at Jimski's getting a smoothie when his cell phone rang. You guessed it! It was that same ring tone! The one that goes, "Ringa da ding ding dee do....." HHH and I just looked at each other and tried not to laugh!!!!

I thought that ring tone was just a joke!!

Concussion.

Yeah, HHH thinks I have one. I went down hard at derby practice last night and OMG I bounced my skull off the floor! Now, I had a helmet between me and the floor, but it didn't stop my brain from rattling around in there. HHH made sure I stayed up for a while after I got home and I took some Tylenol before finally going to sleep, but this morning I woke up in pain and nauseous. Yippie! NOT!

This all occurred because I tried to Jam last night. Yep. My big, slow ass tried to be the speed demon and zip through the pack and score. That didn't happen but I did try my hardest. Getting caught up in the pack is how I went down and got hurt. I think I may want to stick to blocking.

OK.... gonna go throw up now.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Mondays, Minions, and Murder!!!


No, I didn't murder anyone. Get that out of your heads! I actually mean I didn't murder the crazy woman who assaulted me a couple of weeks ago. I pretty much stay out of reach of her. It's just safer,.... for her and me. Yes I went to the crazy woman's house yesterday and yes I was a person down doing it so we ended up staying an extra hour, but she was actually decent to us. She even said we were doing a "good" job! Holy crap! I couldn't believe it when I heard it. Even Vikki the Hungarian girl I had with me today couldn't believe it! That made the day a little better. We left there and wizzed through the second home so I could get back to the office and get the other half of my job done. All the paper work pretty much fell into place and at about 5:20pm I was out the door.
Tomorrow I have an interview with another candidate for the 8th position on our crew. We are in need of a new cleaning minion. I am hoping that this girl will be flexible. With the one girl being pregnant and calling in all the time and two of the other girls having a regular day off, I need someone at least 3 to 4 times a week. The last couple of people who came in to interview had issues. Issues like a second job, or needing 40 hours, or not having child care, or all kinds of crap like that. Yeah.... I need open availability.
Now I am home, relaxing and realizing I have the twinges of a cold starting! I was hoping the sore throat was due to the metric ass ton of dust and pet dander I had to remove from the houses we cleaned. Nope, I started sneezing and sniffling and had to chug some Nyquil so I could stop. Crap.
Ona happier note, even though we celebrated the birthday's on Saturday, we went out to dinner at Sonny's BBQ to mark Monday as being Morgan's 11th birthday. Thanks to her Celiac's, she is so tiny everyone is asking her if she's turning 9!!!! Talk about an offended little girl! She's a tween now. How the hell did I end up with a teen, a tween, and a kid??? Ugh. Now I have one of each. Go me!!!
So anyway,...... that's how things went on Monday. How was your Monday??

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A Good Day.

A good day is one that starts the night before.... With warm caresses, passionate kisses, and explosive endings. Then you start the next morning the exact same way!! Add to that a generous helping of riding on a motorcycle on a gorgeous, sunny southwest Florida day, and top it off with more amorous attentions from a hot sexy man! That equals the most awesome Sunday EVAR! Have I mentioned I have a hot sexy husband? OMG he is on fire!!!!! I can't believe things are as hot as they are 10 years down the road! Most people say they are bored by now but hot damn!! Things still have a ton of spice here!
It almost makes having to go to the crazy woman's house tomorrow to clean OK.

Almost.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Birthday Skate!









A good time was had by all. I highly recommend Stardust Skate and Event Center for all your party needs! Our hostess was awesome, it wasn't too crowded, and Rebecca even won a raffle prize! I want to thank Ronni Tasman for a great party.

Now to recover.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Bullets

  • I swear, the next tourist that cuts me off, slows down to 20mph and then laughs at me as I have to slam on my brakes and hit the horn, is going to get the taste slapped out of their mouth! I was driving home from picking up Morgan from Ballet and this idiot from New Hampshire in a red mustang jerks his car in front of me with maybe 1 foot between my front bumper and his rear bumper. I of course, lay on the horn to voice my displeasure at almost being wrecked and the asshole thinks it's funny to slow down to 20mph on a major roadway so I have the possibility of getting rear ended by another car. I was so close to following the guy to where ever he was going and just knocking the shit out of him!! I thought better of it however, because I had my daughter in the car and I want to set the example that violence is best done on the Derby track.
  • I am still trying to find another person for working at the business. I interviewed a Slovakian woman today. She was only looking for part time though, to fit around a second job she has. That won't really work for me. I have to have someone who is flexible yet available. (Heh.... that sounded dirty.) I have 2 more interviews set for Tuesday. We'll see.
  • Thank God for DVR. If we didn't have our DVR, I would be SOL for watching my TV shows and keeping up. Between working late almost every day, and Derby twice a week from 8:46 to 10 pm, I miss a lot of shows. Tops on our DVR list is the CSI shows, How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, Criminal Minds, and Wrestling. Bonus is we get to fast forward through all the commercials!
  • Gobo and Fluffy are now really good friends. I guess I didn't realize the depth at which Toby was missed by Fluffy. Ever since we brought Gobo home, Fluffy has been playing with him non stop! I keep fluffy's nails trimmed so he doesn't accidentally hurt Gobo, but they are chasing each other, playing tag, and all kinds of puppy/kitty games. It's beautiful to watch.
  • I am wrung out after this week. I'm going to sleep in alot this weekend, unless the kinky idiots upstairs act up again. They better hope they don't!

Friday

It's Friday. I am really glad it's finally the weekend. This past week at work has seemed horrendous. I know things happen in waves when it comes to life, but I am tiring of the highs and lows of my job. Ever since one of the girls found out she was pregnant, things have been topsy turvy. She's called in several times "sick". Sweetie, I hate to tell you this, but it is possible you might be sick every day up to when you have that baby. I can't hold you job for you if you miss 3 out of 5 days a week for 9 months! I am nice, but I have my limits. I worked with each of my children up to almost my due date! Bills won't wait. Jobs can't wait.
Then, finding someone to fill in and take the other position we have open has been a bitch too! There are almost no candidates with viable skills who have experience cleaning. I am getting people who are way over qualified in some other field. I guess you can't be choosy if there are no jobs in your chosen field, but going from business owner, or executive secretary to toilet scrubber is a huge step down and past experience has shown those people don't last. Sigh..... maybe when I get to work today our ad will have garnered a good response.

Saturday will be the skating party for Junior and Morgan. We gave Morgan her roller skates yesterday. I went and got a smaller size at a different store. It will be better for her. They are white and purple with the words Roller Derby across the strap. She's psyched to use them tomorrow.

Sigh..... off to work now.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Disturbia


Found out something disturbing about the fucktards who live upstairs. You know, the constantly fighting then screwing LOUDLY people whom I tweet and update about when they wake us up in the wee hours of the morning? Remember them? Yeah..... well, HHH let me in on something the other day and I got the ewwie heebie jeebies.

Seems the people upstairs fight so much because the dude can't get a stiffy unless she slaps him around. And by "slap him around" I mean beat the holy living shit out of him! Yep. The guy only get it up for a woman beatin' him down. I'm not judging or anything. If that's what gets you off, go ahead and do it, but when it interrupts and interferes with someone else however....... Nah. Time to rope it in.

Now, the heebie jeebies come in when I started to think about the idiot up there and the last time I really got pissed off and went upstairs to yell at them. I was so pissed off I was seeing red and about to smack the shit out of him myself.... but I didn't know at the time that that was how he got his jollys. What I am skeeved out about now is.......

Did he enjoy me yelling at him?

EEEEEEWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

S%*t.

Today sucked ass. Like really bad, sweaty, stank ass.

It started out good enough. The kids got up and moving on time, we made the ride to school in good enough time, I even got to drop them off a little earlier than normal. Then I drove over to the office and let the ladies in to start the day. I was expecting two new people to show in a half hour to do their paperwork and start work with me. I wait.... and I wait...... and I wait.......

They never showed!

I call the number that we have for them and I leave a message that I am wondering where they are. I get a message back that Oh, One of them is sick and the other "forgot" to call and tell me. WTF?!? I am trying to work something here and these people are totally harshing my mellow when it comes to doing my job!! Frack! I ended up going and doing two houses myself. I did them in record time too! Kiss my ass people. I thought that there was a job shortage. Guess not if people can accept a job offer and not show up. I just don't understand.....

So now I'm really tired, sore, and feel crappy.

Happy Monday!