I'm a liberal pagan living in West, Texas. Yes. That West, Texas.

Sunday, December 28, 2008


I'll have a very Merry Christmas if the motherfucking Cowboys beat them motherfucking Eagles. nuff said.
Babs and I spent Christmas together...I called her up and said come over and I'll make you scrambled eggs and bacon for breakfast. Then we opened our presents. I got her 2 new sleeping pillows and a throw for when she naps on the couch, a mini-chopper, and some other stuff...Her birthday is the 31st and got her one of those fake little fish tank/nightlights, which is cute as I got one for me too. Also got her a kitty cat cookie jar full of oatmea
l/raisin cookies. She got me this beautiful goddess necklace on a cord, which I absolutely love..it's so pretty...and she got me a Tabu set of perfume, powder and lotion, and other stuff. My sister-in-law(X) from first husband, who we have reconnected after 40-plus years send me 2 bottles of Tabu perfume..How she remembered that it was my favorite perfume after all these years, is beyond me. Vicki(Junebugg) sent me a pair of cashmere socks...which makes my feet grin from toe to toe. I got lots of candy, which I don't need and candles which I never have too many of.I have been baking cookies and pies for the manager of the Dollar General since last Christmas, I made her a pecan pie and some chocolate cookies and she got me a Rachael Rae Cookbook and some candy. When I thanked her she said she wanted to get me something because I had touched her heart by doing all the baking for her. Now how sweet was that?..
Babs and I decided instead of having a big turkey dinner, we'd have 'nothing homemade' Christmas...We had ring bologna, rat cheese, crackers, smoked oysters, Vienna sausages with jalapenos, ham, jack cheese, nuts, cold asparagus, etc. just junk...Plus we rented 4 movies..we saw Wanted which was...ok, but not as good as I thought it was supposed to be, The Dark Knight, which was an hour and a half too long and I nearly drove Babs nuts with the sound. The sound editor of that movie needs to have his ass kicked..When it was dialog you couldn't hear them, so I'd crank it up to hear them and then the action would come on and it's so loud the windows were rattling. But Heath Ledger was pretty awesome, and I think he was pretty cranked up ...all that lip licking kind of made me nervous. We checked out Hancock, but didn't watch it..We watched Mama Mia and I don't want to piss anyone off, but next to Forest Gump that was the dumbest movie I ever saw and I hope to never have to sit through anything so mind numbing boring again in my entire life..fuckme, I'll never sing another ABBA song as long as I live.
Tom is gone from the store and I have a new 'part time' store manager..Sharon, who is...very sweet and a hard worker and I enjoy working with her, but she is only going to be here for another week and then I don't know who we'll get. I just do my job and let them sweat all that shit. I had big plans for cleaning house this weekend, and all I did was read..Finished 3 books and took the most of the tensile off the tree and that's about it. Will do some laundry today, but I'm not straining myself. I still haven't put the sewing machine together..no one told me the fuckers were so confusing...It actually comes with a instructional disc to set it up...feck..wonder if anyone has an old fashioned sewing machine they'd like to trade for this new spangled one..???
I went to both $ stores and took advantage of all the after Christmas sales. Bought a bunch of decorations for next year. In case anyone is interested all the Family Dollar stores have all the toys that are $9.99 and over on sale for 40% off. Christmas decorations are 50% off.
There was one bit of interesting news in my DAM paper. Out of New Orleans. A same-sex couple in California has won a federal court ruling that their adopted son's Louisiana birth certificate must bear the names of both adoptive fathers. The facts are so clear that no trial is needed, U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey wrote. Louisiana's Office of Vital Records must give full faith and credit to the New York State court in which Oren Adar and Mickey Ray Smith of San Diego adopted the boy, h ruled Monday. Hey Kevin, wonder if you can go to court and have both your names put on the kids birth certificates too?..
Maybe this will open some doors for you and Ron? That would be terrific.
Well, I have to go do some laundry and roast the turkey and get all ready for the Cowboys game tonight...Cross your fingers for me..'cept for Anne, who is a Eagles fan, so I know she will be sticking pins in a voodoo doll dressed like a Cowboy.
Hope everyone had happy holidays and a wonderful new year.


Big Pissy said...

I LOVE that necklace!
How cool! :)

You've been too busy, Jackiesue! Just reading all that wore me out!

Go Cowboys!!!!!

Rox said...

What the hell is rat cheese?!

I thought the same about Dark Knight, the Chief's voice was so low you'd crank it, then have a seizure from the noise once things got started up again. I felt autistic the entire time.

TheWayfarer said...

After almost two quarters of merciless ass-whuppin' I couldn't watch anymore...It's too brutal! Am trying to distract myself here on the web, and hope the same grace that brings the Colts back from the brink when I tune out works for Dallas.
I'll check back later for details.

TheWayfarer said...

5.1 surround sound sucks on a standard stereo...That's the problem.
Almost all DVDs got it, now.

yellowdoggranny said...

bigpissy:i really do love the necklace..i thought i was tired until i took down the tree/decorations and cleaned up the living room while blowing off steam from the cowboys fiasco..
them fuckers.
rox:it's what we call sharp cheddar.
i'd like to horse whip the sound editor.
ted:i didn't even finish watching the game..was so disgusted i turned it off and cleaned the house.
ted:ahh, now we know..

Utah Savage said...

Voodoo, powerful stuff.

Sling said...

I am SO glad to hear that I'm not the only one that finds the sound editing on some movies infuriating!..It's like they learned the 'whisper/BANG!' technique their first year at film school,and never got over it.
Not only does it fail to impress me,but I'll straight up eject that friggin' movie,and tell everyone I know what a piece o' crap it is!..end of rant.

Heidi said...

Sorry to hear you got blasted out by the Dark Knight. John and I saw the movie in the theatre when it came out. I thought it was the best movie ever. Loved Aaron Eckhart and Heath Ledger.

I saw Mamma Mia with a friend, and I'm with you: dumbest movie ever. I wish I had saved my $8 and just rented it (or not). I love Abba, but the movie was so awful! And Pierce Brosnan...he's so handsome, but he cannot sing!

Glad to hear you had a good Christmas!

Allan said...

That fucking sound at DK ruined my last date by giving my girl a panic meltdown. I will always hate that movie, even though it was pretty well made.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if that couple was married in California? That might have made a legal difference? Still, very interesting!

Your Xmas sounded relaxing and peaceful to me! Tell Babsy I said HI!!!