Tuesday, January 30, 2007

American Idol

So, I'm sittin' here watching Idol and I've just been wondering if we've seen the Idol yet this year. Do you guys think we've seen him/her yet?

Okay, so do you guys agree with the press, are the judges being outright mean this year? I can't see where they're being any different. I know everyone's up in arms over the whole "bush baby" comment, but come on, ya had to laugh, right? I laughed, then I felt bad. For one, the guy didn't remind me of a "bush baby" (what exactly is a "bush baby"?), he reminded me of that half human/half sheep? creature on Narnia. Apparently, I'm just as bad as the judges. Seriously though, am I the only one that laughs at their ignorant arse comments?

UPDATE: HOLY HAIR!! I say that girl belonged on Broadway instead of AI. I think she could do very well on Broadway.

Well, I have a busy week this week. I've been walking still (losing weight) and tomorrow night, Koko has an appointment with the Vet (her yearly checkup). Then, Thursday, I have to go back to the eye doctor and then I get my hair cut and highlighted. And, Friday, I guess Koko and I will just walk. Then, Saturday, Koko has an appointment with the Groomer (she needs it soooo bad). That evening, if I get my Beanie back in time, I'm supposed to go out to eat and to Bingo with my friend from work (and some of her friends). Yes, I know, younger folks aren't supposed to go to Bingo, but I'm strange because I like that kind of stuff. Alright, fine, I'll admit, I've never actually been to a Bingo session, but it sounds fun to me and what can it hurt? I could win some frickin' money here people. Just think...single girl with baby dog, house and bills...do you know what that means? It means I have to take the chance to get some money any time I can. Right? Finally, I may just be free Sunday, which means I can clean and do laundry. With the breakup I have to keep myself busy or I'll overanalyze the situation and I'll drive myself crazy.

Alright, I gotta focus all of my attention on Idol and then on House (is that man sexy or is it just me - maybe it's his voice, or his arrogance, or his limp?)

Talk to ya lata!

Monday, January 22, 2007

How Bizarre - Episode 14

Child Stars:

Twenty thousand people on the island of Bali in Indonesia once gathered on a hill to pray for the recovery of child movie star Shirley Temple when she had fallen ill!

Ummm...allI can think to say is "oooookay". That must be back when people actually cared about other people. Ya think?

On an unrelated note, I will be working on another "Gangs of St. Louis" post this week. I know I kinda fell off and stopped, so I'm going to try to write up a few of them so I can just post them a day apart or whatever.

Alrighty then, I'm off to watch TV - because, yes, my life is pathetic and revolves around TV.

Most Pathetic, Boring Life

I have been so pathetically bored lately and I can't even think of things to talk about. I've been completely engrossed in the whole Ben Ownby/Shawn Hornbeck/Michael Devlin case. I've been reading every article and I've been talking about it nonstop at work. What is my problem? Why I am so nosey regarding this case? I'm one of those pathetic people that wants to know exactly what happened. Does that make me just as sick as the alleged kidnapper, Devlin? Please say, "No". Ugh.

J comes home from New York tomorrow and I have another appointment with the eye doctor. I have to drive all the way back out there to tell the doctor if I like the new contacts or not - isn't that a little crappy? Why can't I just call the guy? I guess I should be happy that he's concerned enough to want to see me.

Do you guys watch Ugly Betty? I LOVE Ugly Betty and I've been watching it since Day 1. My point you ask? Betty Suarez (America Ferrera's character - the title character) has her own website where you can learn about Betty, see her resume, she can give you career advice and you can see and learn about her friends and family. I just found it and I kinda like it! It's cute and her resume is actually a very nice resume. Check it out - and if you don't watch the show, check that out too. It's on Thursday nights at 7:00.

Okay...I promise to come up with something more interesting soon and I think I might take some pictures this weekend...I need to take more pictures. I'm going to remodel our bathroom (it's a total wreck) within the next month or so (or I'm going to try to) and I'll take some before and afters.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Oh What a Year - 1977

I saw this at my favorite site, Skittles' Place and thought it was too cool. I absolutely LOVE hearing about things that happened the year I was born, the month I was born or the day I was born. The weird thing is...Skits and I had a few things in common the years we were born (2 different years). Both years, the Yankmes won the World Series, the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup and Elvis was present on both lists. Straaange.

In 1977 (the year you were born)

Jimmy Carter becomes president of the US

Most of the 10,000 Vietnam War draft evaders are pardoned by President Carter

Singer Anita Bryant starts her "Save Our Children" crusade against gay rights

Elvis Presley dies in his Graceland bathroom

Congress creates a Department of Energy

Anwar Sadat flies to Jerusalem in a dramatic gesture of willingness to discuss peace

Orlando Bloom, Shakira, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Liv Tyler, and Ludacris are born

New York Yankees win the World Series

Oakland Raiders win Superbowl XI

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

Swedish music group ABBA passes The Beatles as having most records sold

Star Wars is the top grossing film

The Shining by Stephen King is published

"You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone spends the most time at the top of the US charts

Three's Company premieres

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Noo Yawk

Okay, what's been up with you all? J left for New York this morning, for work yet again. He'll be there until Tuesday. I can handle it...I swear I can.

Guess what...I got a new window in the Envoy today. So, as of now, most of the work involved in getting things back to normal after your car is broken into is done. I'm happy...very happy. Plus, I'm starting to think the "new car" smell comes from glass because my car has that "new car" smell. I loved it all the way home. Oh, that is a wonderful smell, isn't it?

What else...I have to work this Saturday. I was part of a team that implemented a new system and they are uploading all of the data into the system Saturday. I have to oversee that process. Aren't I lucky?

Alright, I just realized that I have one of the most boring lives...so I'm going to put you all out of your misery right now.

My Ninth Thursday Thirteen

My Thirteen Favorite TV Shows

First off, I know it's sad that I have 13 favorite TV shows, but what can I say? I'm a couch potato. As usual, these are in no particular order.

1. Cold Case

2. Entourage

3. House

4. Laguna Beach

5. The Hills

6. Lost

7. Prison Break

8. Rescue Me

9. The Unit

10. Ugly Betty

11. American Idol

12. Law and Order: SVU

13. Justice

These are all shows that we have to TiVo if we're not home. Luckily, most of these shows have different seasons, so we aren't bogged down with watching TV all week.

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Monday, January 15, 2007

Dark Phoenix? Never Heard Of

I saw this at This Perfect World and liked it...so I tried it out too.

Your Results: Dark Phoenix

A prime example of emotional extremes: Passion and fury incarnate.

Click here to take the Super Villain Quiz

As seen on Mike's Place (and he saw it on Skittles' Place). So, naturally, I had to try it out. Who wouldn't, right? I haven't decided if it fits me yet or not. From reading my blog, what do you all think?

Your Rising Sign is Leo

You are confident, self-assured, and more than a little vain.
And you have a flair for the dramatic - whether you're on stage or causing trouble.

Your spirit can't stay in one place very long.
You like to live in new places and travel the world.

Cultured and sophisticated, you pride yourself on having good taste.
You are an expert in art, music, food, and film.

Most Recent Victim of Most Dangerous City in U.S.

Yeah, so I'm the latest victim of the Most Dangerous City in the U.S., St. Louis. While J was at work tonight at the Scottrade Center (formerly Savvis Center, which is downtown), my car was broken into and his wallet was stolen (I know, why would he keep his wallet in the car - but it's because he works a physical job and runs around on the grids of arenas and can lose his wallet). His wallet wasn't in plain sight, so I don't know what the stupid ass criminal saw that made him think he should throw a fucking (sorry for the f-bomb, I'm just really frickin' pissed) rock through my window! His wallet was in the glove compartment and that means this stupid ass loser rifled through my damn car. Which means his disgusting, crime-riddened hands touched things that I own. One of my coats was in the car, now I don't ever want to wear it again. I'm so disgusted I can't even think straight. I don't even care to be in my car ever again. But, since this mother effin' bastard is already costing me the money to replace my window, I refuse to let him affect me even further financially (by buying a new car - my car is completely paid for and I like it).

So, anyway, apparently, in the city of St. Louis, when your car is broken into, they don't send a cop out. Um...I got a clue for you, when you get the Most Dangerous City nod, maybe you should hire more cops and actually do some work. I understand they have murders out the wazoo here, but I'm sorry if I'm selfish enough to think my car being vandalized and J's wallet being stolen is a big fucking deal! Again, sorry for the f-bomb but that is the word I use most when outrageously pissed. The Chief of Police, Mokwa, sure does have time to get his little 5 foot 2 ass on TV every possible chance and he has time to hang out at local fairs, but he doesn't have time to actually do something about the damn crime in this city.

You know, I was all for defending St. Louis for being named the Most Dangerous City, but now I'm just so fucking pissed that I don't care to ever do anything in the city again (which will be hard seeing as how Busch Stadium is downtown and we have season tickets). Why should I waste money in a city that doesn't care when a crime is committed against me. The cops haven't even called J back from when he called them at the scene. I say take fingerprints and get the bastard that did this (I guarantee he has a record). Can we maybe work towards prosecuting the criminals in this city so that we can move closer toward the goal of less crime??? I mean, am I just being stupid or should criminals be held accountable for their actions?? No one had any problems throwing 3 years of probation and 80 hours of community service at my ass for less (meaning we didn't inflict any financial hardship on our victim!!!! (read this post to understand what I'm talking about) The more I think about it, the more pissed I get. I expect something to be done and I will make sure something is done.

Okay, I'll calm down, I know I'm throwing this all out of proportion, but I'm so angry I am spitting fire. I try to live my life right, I don't do anything to anyone and I keep getting screwed over. It doesn't help that I'm in physical pain every day, all day from debilitating headaches either.

I guess I'm going to try to go to sleep, which I know will be a fruitless effort because I'm so angry there's no way I can sleep.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Trump's Letter to Rosie

Go ahead, read this article in the New York Post and the letter Trump wrote to Rosie.

Can you believe famous people get all crazy like this and actually write letters to each other? The one word that stuck out to me was "retaliate". What is this, 4th grade?

Trump and Rosie both need to get over themselves and move on. My Gawd! And celebrities wonder why "celebrity gossip" is such a big deal to us Americans. Because it's funny to watch a bunch of rich grown-ups act like 10 year olds.

Brat Pack Member Spews N-Word!?

So, brat packer, Anthony Michael Hall, was signing some autographs and posing for some pictures outside Laugh Factory (the comedy club in which good old Michael Richards went on his tirade) and was overheard using the N-word twice.

For more of the story and to see the video, go to TMZ.com.

When? When are people going to learn? Didn't he learn anything from the Michael Richards fiasco? Granted, Hall, was using the word a little more light-heartedly than Richards, but do you think we should be expecting a public apology?

Maybe he CAN touch people and see the future afterall...

I know this may be an uncalled for question, but what do you all think of ANYONE using the N-word?

James King

On January 3rd, a friend of the family (an elderly woman) was robbed in her own home. She lives in South St. Louis City (yes, this can attribute to the Most Dangerous City nod we recently acquired) and a man knocked on her door and asked to use her phone. Then, I don't remember what else happened, but eventually he asked for her purse and she gave it to him. I believe he shoved her and left. She, being the sweetheart she is, said he was actually polite.

Well, they caught the man (to the left - James King) that did this to her and it turns out he was wanted for four separate attacks on elderly women all in their homes. He was charged with rape, attempted rape, sodomy, kidnapping and stealing. All of the victims lived within a few blocks of each other in south St. Louis.

I'm just so happy that this man didn't assault, rape or harm our family friend. She was very lucky. I happen to think it was because she didn't give him any trouble, she just gave him her purse and was nice to him. I think fighting him may have made him angry and that may have been what led to the other sexual assaults.
For more information in this case, please read this or this.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Ben Ownby & Shawn Hornbeck

I am in complete shock right now. This young kid, Ben Ownby, went missing Monday and it's been all over the news in St. Louis. Then, 4 1/2 years ago, a boy named Shawn Hornbeck went missing. Shawn Hornbeck's family went through hell and even created the Shawn Hornbeck Foundation to help find their son and other missing children. Both boys are from rural towns in Missouri.

Well, last night they found both boys in an apartment in Kirkwood, a suburb of St. Louis (about 10 or 15 minutes from my house).

Read this.

Now, I realize they may be completely messed up mentally (the guy had to brainwash them, drug them or something), but I am just so happy for Hornbeck's and Ownby's families.

The man that rented the apartment was a documented sex offender in Utah and failed to register here in Missouri. The guy's name is Michael Delvin and he deserves to fry.

Okay, I just wanted to get that out...I'm in shock and I can't really think of anything else to say.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

How Bizarre - Episode 13

After Death:

Two-year-old Christopher Falcon, son of David Falcon and Beatriz Templa of Cebu, Philippines, was pronounced dead on the morning of Good Friday, March 26, 1948. He had "died of whooping cough. Family, friends and neighbors gathered to hold vigil over his tiny white coffin. Six hours had passed when, to the amazement of those gathered around him, Christopher suddenly "awoke"! The incident created wide-spread sensation, and young Christopher went on to live a normal, healthy life.

Okay, that's fine and dandy, but how many people did little Christopher kill with heart attacks? Seriously.

On another note, it definitely must not have been his time. What do you think happened, St. Peter was sitting up there and when Christopher arrived, he said, "What in the 'hell' are you doing here, you're not sceduled for another 100 years?" All he could do was send him back. I wonder if God scolded good ole Pete and Pete never made that mistake again?

Hmmm..."how bizarre".

Mikala Almost Saved

Remember my Save Mikala confession a while ago? My confession of ridiculous credit card debt that snowballed after I bought the house? I have been stressing out over this debt for quite a while now.

As most of you know, I'm somewhat obsessive-compulsive and I can't stand to know that I have unpaid bills sitting out there. I can't stand to owe people money (which it's NEVER been easy for me to borrow money from people - if I ever have). Credit card debt is very cumbersome and a portion of that stress has been lifted from my shoulders.

My total credit card debt as of 8:00 this evening was $7600! I've never, in my life, been that far buried by credit card debt and I promised myself I never would. I always made fun of those people with a ton of debt that takes every cent they earn. Little did I know that it adds up fast and it is even worse when you buy your very first home. You never think of all the things you need to have your own home (since I haven't had a wedding yet, I had to buy EVERYTHING). Well, J gave me $4000 tonight to pay on credit cards. Now, I only have $3600 left to pay until I'm a free woman. After going over my finances, I've determined that I can have that $3600 paid off by August.

Can you believe it, I may be debt-free by August 31? I am so excited, I can hardly stand it.

Thank you Bubby, I love you more than anything and I love that we're able to work together to eliminate our debt.

What the BLOG!?

I'm proud to announce that I've been selected as a Moderator on What the BLOG!? along with Tiffany, Queen of the World. We are searching for ways to attract new members and for ways to entertain and include our current members.

Please visit my Suggestions/Ideas? post on WtB!? and help us out a little. And, if you haven't joined What the BLOG!? yet, take the time to join. It's completely free and we don't require any strenuous qualifications. Just check out the What is this? post that tells a little bit about the community and why you should join. So, quit lurking and join already! What can it hurt?

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

My Eighth Thursday Thirteen


1. Pizzeria della Piazza in St. Louis, Missouri - this place has the BEST pizza in St. Louis. It's on the Hill (our Italian neighborhood). If you ever visit St. Louis, you can't miss this place.

2. Gino's East in Chicago, Illinois - J and I never miss Gino's when we go to Chicago.

3. Cite in Chicago, Illinois - this is the fanciest place J and I have been in Chicago and we loved it. You eat looking out over the Lake and it's just awesome.

4. Bahama Breeze in St. Louis, Missouri - they make one of my most absolute favorite sandwiches ever - the Cuban. Yummeh!

5. Bartolino's in St. Louis, Missouri - just a very special place to J and me.

6. Chris's Pancake House in St. Louis, Missouri - the absolute BEST breakfast around. J and I adore this place. It's like an old-time diner, so it doesn't have a website (I don't think).

7. Duke's Canoe Club in Waikiki, Hawaii - best place to get a Lava Flow and best breakfast buffett on the entire island of Oahu!

8. Hula Grill in Waikiki, Hawaii - great dinner food and spectacular seating and views (beautiful).

9. Eat-Rite in St. Louis, Missouri - it's a hole in the wall, but if you've ever been out partying in St. Louis and need something to eat at 3:00 in the morning, you can't pass up an Eat-Rite Slinger. One of the best places to go after bar-hopping AFTER baseball games.

10. Some little Mexican restaurant on the North Shore, Oahu - this was the best Mexican food J and I have ever had. We can't for the life of us, remember the name of the place, but it was soo good. mmmm

11. Chevy's in St. Louis, Missouri - three words: Taste. Of. Chevy's.

12. O.T. Hodge Chili Parlor in St. Louis, Missouri - all I can say is that this is where J and I went together the night we met. A large group of us had gone out all night (to the landing and strip clubs) and J and I were the only ones that were still up to hanging out afterwards. So, we went to breakfast at O.T. Hodge. A very special place to J and me.

13. Ed Debevic's in Chicago, Illinois - just a all-out fun place to eat. If you're into smart-arse remarks and dancing and singing while you eat, then Ed's is the place for you. We had the best time here (we go to Ed's every time we go to Chicago).

Guys, I'm aware that half of these restaurants are in other locations as well, but I am only choosing the ones that I have, personally, experienced. There are so many other restaurants that belong on this list, but I'd be here all night if I listed them all. As a matter of fact, I could probably come up with 13 favorite restaurants in Europe alone. Maybe next time.

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How Ironic

Your Blog Should Be Purple
You're an expressive, offbeat blogger who tends to write about anything and everything.You tend to set blogging trends, and you're the most likely to write your own meme or survey.You are a bit distant though. Your blog is all about you - not what anyone else has to say.
What Color Should Your Blog or Journal Be?

I found this over at my buddy Skittles' place and I just HAD to do it. And, look, I'm already pretty close. I'll have to learn how to change templates without losing everything (I really want a change, but I'm scared to do it). We'll see.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007


Yes, my life has been ridiculously boring lately. I've been uber busy at work lately, so there's no time to blog or blurf there (plus one of my NY's resolutions was to stop surfing the net at work). So...I'm left to blog at night after I've worked all day, walked my 2 miles, eaten dinner and cleaned. By that time, I am so tired that I can barely think to blog or read other blogs.

As some of you may know, J came home last Thursday. I've just been hanging out with him and spending as much time with him as possible - so that may also explain my lack of interesting posts or visits lately. I apologize to my "Daily Fix" list of folks. I usually try to visit and comment as often as possible, but I just haven't had time. I swear I'll be back soon. I absolutely promise.

But, to keep you all interested, take a look below. My initials are "MM" - now look closely on the palms of my hands. Do you see a huge M (in the wrinkles of my palms) on each palm? Now, it didn't show up as well on my left hand which is odd because it has the "stronger M", but I guess it's the angle. Sorry. But, yes, my initials are in my palms. Cool, huh?

Alright, I'm off to watch House and hang out with da Bubby (J's nickname). We're trying to decide where to go on vacation this year. I'd be happy going back to Hawaii again. But, we might try something different, ya never know. We're also trying to plan our trip to Jupiter, Florida (for Cardinals Spring Training).

Oh yeah - surprise, surprise, Mark McGwire didn't get the nod into the HOF. Like we didn't see that coming. What did I tell you guys?

How Bizarre - Episode 12


Every male in the Colombiere family of Nancy, France, was born with two left hands: both their hands had thumbs on the right side. They were perfectly normal in every other way. This trait only appeared in Colombiere males; females of the Colombiere family had normal hands.

So, my only question is, are they predominantly right-handed or left-handed? Because technically, they still have a right and left hand. Unfortunately for them, they just happened to both look exactly the same. I really wanna know. Do any of you know more about these guys?

Thursday, January 04, 2007

McGwire Ball Juiced!

I'm sorry guys, I know I said no baseball talk until April, but I'm about fed up with people.

In this article, some morons in the medical field are saying that the ball that Mark McGwire hit his 70th homer with was juiced (or rubber, meaning it would travel further with less force).

Okay, now, I'm not getting into the whole "Did Big Mac use steriods or not" argument because I think it's a moot point. Barry Bonds surpassed his record (yes, I know, he's been accused of using steriods too), so who the heck cares now? Granted, the man probably did take steriods, but I'd be willing to bet, several baseball players did. Anyway, my point is...when are they going to give up? When are they going to leave Mark McGwire alone?

And, which is it, was he juiced or was the ball juiced (or were they both juiced)? Why does there have to be a reason as to why he broke Roger Maris's Homerun record? Why couldn't he just have been talented enough to do so?

Let's just leave it alone already. I know he's up for HOF for the first time this year, but I'm going to assume he won't make it. His whole career has been tarnished by the Steriods scandal (which might I say that Jose Canseco annoys me - I can see writing a book about himself, but why bring other people into it? Arse!), so I can't imagine they'd vote him in on the first try. We'll see.

And, did it ever occur to anyone that homeruns aren't just about strength. It's about skill. A batter can't hit a homer if he doesn't have the hand-to-eye coordination or the skill to read the balls coming at him.

Now, I don't care to hear anyone's opinion on the Mark McGwire Steriods scandal (unless it's positive for him - jk), so keep those comments to yourself. I'm just posting because it irritates me that no one can leave this man alone. It's over, it's been said and done. Move on already.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

My Seventh Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Breeds of Dogs I Love (in no order)

1. Doberman and Mini Pinscher

2. Wheaten Terrier

3. Rottweiler

4. Jack Russell Terrier

5. Leonberger

6. Maltese

7. Old English Sheepdog
8. Pit Bull

9. Alaskan Husky

10. Australian Shepherd
11. Bichon Frise

12. Chinese Crested
13. Koko, my dog (she's a mixed breed and I don't know what mixture)

Unfortunately, I missed last week's Thursday Thirteen because I had the flu, but I'm back! And, I just had the worst night with Blogger. It took me an hour to do this post because it kept getting all jacked up. Ugh! Talk about frustration. It's still not the way I want it, but I will have to deal. I am usually early and I have to wait for the TT to open up, but tonight it was early and I was late. I'm frustrated and I'm going to bed. I don't even have the energy to surf the TTs and that's the best part of my week. :0(

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He He, I Won An Award!

I know, I haven't been around too terribly much lately. I've been depressed and feeling sorry for myself...but, I've gotten sick of being like that. So, I'm done. Plus, Skittles gave me an award! How could that NOT cheer me up? I even got a trophy! Look at it on my sidebar, I'm so proud.

Let's see, what else is going on in Mikala's boring arse life? Oh, how could I forget, J comes home tomorrow! Can you believe it? Tomorrow? Two months flew by (well, not really, but still) and he's coming home tomorrow! I can't wait, I can't wait to show him all of our Christmas decorations. I can't wait to watch him open his Christmas presents, I can't wait to see his face, I can't wait to hug him, I can't wait to kiss him...I just can't wait.

I can't believe I can't think of anything else to say right now...it's so sad considering I'm one of the most talkative people in the world. Oh well...I'll come up with something!