Sunday, July 30, 2006

I can't....I MUST go to the pool!

Well it's gonna be another hot one in T-town today, already about 95 or somethin' and it ain't even noon yet.

AHHHH! (Sorry for the interruption, but I was just hit with a surprise goatee from my beloved husband. Sexy ! It come to us as the result of a beard trimming mishap.)

Anyway back to my posting. I don't mind the heat much. Except for getting into the car and having to drive. I hate that hot steering wheel and gear shift.

I especially don't mind the heat when I have free access to a semi-private pool. Which I do. HA HA!

So friends we are off to spend the hot afternoon in the good ol' H2O!

Yeeee Haaaaww!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Could I BE more lazy?


My posting ratio could not be much worse unless I just shut the blog down altogether I think.

Many reasons why this is so I suppose, however none of them are terribly good or interesting so I won't trouble you with them (much).

In a nutshell I am having some angst about my life being a bit on the dull and repetitive side right now. Whining is excruciating to read frequently so I choose to keep my blog quiet for fear that I will not be able to resist the siren's call to purge myself in this so-called forum and incite a universal (can I call it universal if I only have 3 or 4 readers?) ban of this whine-fest.

There you have it.

Good news!

Tonight after putting it off for ohhhhh...nearly 6 months I have completed my training plan so that I can begin my travels down the road to becoming a licensed clinical professional counselor.

In two years after completing 4000 hours of supervised clinical experience I get to take yet another licensing exam and then add an extra C to my licensing credentials.

What does that mean?

Well in theory it should mean that I could practice privately if I so choose. However since many insurance companies apparently have not bothered to look into the difference in credentialing for my sect as opposed to ohhh... say the licensed clinical social worker (there is really little to no difference in the process of attaining clinical licensure between the two, I have NOTHING against those who hold that license and have many friends who are LSCSWs I just get pissy when there is a failure to recognize the skill level of those who share my type of license) many will not accept LCPCs as providers so that cuts in to the private practice thing. That and the fact that it is more personal responsiblity than I care to have for my career at this time. A regular paycheck with paid time off and cashola to help me keep that license is pretty important to me.

Soap box will mean more autonomy and possibly more money (although I won't hold my breath) in the future. This has been a goal for a long time, I have been an LPC for almost 4 years now and I will be glad to at long last have this hurdle jumped. Here's hoping for smooth sailing. I also think this process will help me stay put jobwise, because to change it is a large throbbing pain in the boo-TAY.

Well.. I think that is all for now. It is getting late and I need my beauty rest.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Happy Bastille Day (also our cat's birthday)

We gave her a can of tuna as a special birthday treat.

Other than that....

I am bored.

Bored bored bored bored bored.

I can't seem to think of anything that even slightly resembles something interesting to do.

I think it is something going through our house right now, kind of like a virus.



I am going to stop writing now because this post is as boring as I am.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Oooh! Oooh! Oooh! Guess What!

I was checking out the Zach Braff blog/website this evening and discovered that I can pre-order the soundtrack to his upcoming movie on Amazon.

Of course I took care of this task IMMEDIATELY. I may be more excited about the soundtrack than the movie itself. I love me some Zach as you all know, so that is saying something.

I know I have said it before but I will say it again because it is important to listen to good music. (Good of course means music endorsed by me.) If you have not done so you need to waste no more time in checking out the following:

Scrubs Soundtrack
Garden State
Scrubs Soundtrack vol 2. (I can't seem to give a link for this one, it is only available on itunes)

I am pretty sure that you should check out the soon to be released Last Kiss soundtrack, but as I have not officially heard it and loved it I will not insist just yet but rather make a strong recommendation that you look in to the matter once the soundtrack is released in a couple of weeks.

You won't be sorry. I promise. If you are sorry then I suggest you have some kind of complete medical work up done as soon as possible because something is not right in your world.

I am pushy about those things I believe in.

Listen to me. Then get over it.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Hot Damn!

Can you believe this?

Really I could care less. I avoid rollercoasters with the same vengeance that I avoid right-wing overzealous Christian conservatives. (That is kind of a a repetitive description huh?)

But for some reason thinking about Dollywood give me the giggles.


I am pretty sure I had something charming and witty to say, but I can not recall what it was.


Better luck next time.

How about a rant instead?

Yesterday morning as I was sweating away to the Today Show (too lazy to find a DVD to watch) I happened upon the announcement of the Emmy Awards.

Now I was glad to see that a few of my favorite shows got nods. (Arrested Development, Scrubs and House to be exact.)

What I was unhappy about was that none of my favorite actors from those shows got nominated with the exception of Will Arnett (He plays Gob on Arrested Development for those who are not in the know. If you are not in the know about that show I strongly recommend that you do so. You won't be sorry I promise!)

I was particularly unhappy that Hugh Laurie was overlooked. I feel this is a wrong that must be righted immediately. He is an outstanding actor (VERY easy on the eyes too. I think that should figure in somehow.)

OK, I am surely about to risk offending someone (Let us not forget the Kenny Rogers debacle a few months ago.) But I have to ask how the guy from the King of Queens got a nomination? I can not figure that one out at all. I have to be honest and say that I have never watched an entire episode, or more than two minutes of an episode for that matter. Obviously I do not find the show or it's cast to be entertaining, and if I don't find it entertaining then of course the rest of the world should have the same opinion. I don't know why it doesn't work out that way often, but it should.

I have not yet decided what to do about this gross oversight on the part of the whatsit academy that decides who gets nominated. When I do you can rest assured that my faithful reader(s) will be the first to know!

Together we CAN make a difference.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Beware the eggshells

Well it is about 8:30 PM and I think it is safe to say that my loved-ones are what we like to call, "done."

"Done" at Chez-Us means that the ability for a reasonable response to just about any type of stimulus is near impossible, or in lay terms, "everyone 'round here is pretty f%$#@&*g grouchy."

In our defense we had a long day. Truthfully we have had a long couple of weeks. Today was long because we spent pretty darn close to 8 hours in the car traveling back from Missouri where yesterday we attended the funeral of Beloved's grandmother who died on Sunday. We have known this was coming for about two weeks now and it was just one of the many things that have been going on the past few weeks that have contributed to the doneness of this evening (and a few others truth be told.) We have just been loaded down with extra-curricular family activities between weddings, funerals, visiting great-grandparents,camps, all along with our regular daily living.

Hopefully things will be a little slower now and we can get back to our regular routine, which should help eliminate the grouchies.

I also hope that I will be able to get back to blogging about important and vital issues such as Hilary's big confession that the reason she and Chad divorced was due to his "addiction problem."

What? Addiction problem?! My cute boy has an addiction problem? Why am I only learning about this now? This is an outrage! No one will even tell me what he is addicted to! How can I offer help and support on so little information?

Heads will roll over this one people.