Pat and Bee's Life

At the speed of crazy!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006


I used to be in love with UPS. Dunno why. It was just all we used at Integrated Microwave.

Dealing with FedEx these last few months....I am a believer! Their customer service which I always have to call, cause I'm a dummy, is SO very cool. They are nice, follow through, and are ALWAYS nice about answering the same question 12 times 'til I finally understand the answer.

Thank you, FedEx for being so cool. My feedback comments, in letter form, are on their way!!!!

The President Of Where?

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has written an open letter to the American people. The thought is so laughable I can't really come up with heckling except to giggle out loud.

What an idiot. If I wanted to hear what he had to say, I'd be living in Iran. If he wants to come to the U.S. and change our political and social views, he's welcome to apply for citizenship, same as anyone else, and work for change. It's what our country is all about.

Iran however, is not. And pretending that this man is a champion of change, of progress and of peace is a joke.

President Ahmadinejad, while I appreciate your input on our foriegn policy, and our rebuilding after Katrina, it's really most unappreciated, and clearly inappropriate.

You've got bigger things to worry about like an unstable allied country (Iraq) right next to you, and a nuclear program that you've been eerily quite about. Meanwhile you open your big mouth about things in THIS country that don't concern much did YOU offer for aid for Katrina? Oh that's right, your Ayotollah was against helping us, and even then you offered help only if the U.S. lifted sanctions against Iran. Clearly not a gesture of good will. Perhaps you'll remember Bam, and the U.S. doctors that were sent to assist your people? Perhaps you just don't care?

Go worry about your damn country. Leave us alone!

Monday, November 27, 2006

Pat's Root Canal

Thursday my poor little honey has his root canal scheduled. =(

At least he's not in as much pain now as he was this weekend!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Weekend Recap

Pat's tooth has been hurting him so badly. This weekend was very hard for him, being 4 days off that we should have been enjoying and having fun.

So, was okay. heheheh

Thanksgiving day went well, except for the stupid chiefs that beat my poor Bronco's. Our food turned out well though, and we had a ton of leftovers.

Friday was mostly Pat trying to sleep, playing computer, picking up, and being miserable that I couldn't make Pat feel better.

Saturday USC beat Notre Dame (the one game I root for USC during the year) but the stupid Raiders had the Chargers beat and then lost it by being impatient and untrained and I hate them. I promised the tv I wouldn't bash the Raiders for a whole year if they won and let the Bronc's be tied for first place again. Needless to say, I get to trash the Raiders (once again) and Raider fans, every freaking chance I get! At least there's something

I hate the Chargers! I hate the Chargers! I hate the Chargers! I hate the Chargers! I hate the Chargers! I hate the Chargers! I hate the Chargers! I hate the Chargers! I hate the Chargers! I hate the Chargers! I hate the Chargers! I hate the Chargers!
Shut up Beth!!!!!!!!!

We're still watching the Colts play, they seem to be doing well.

Otherwise, spent some time pvp'ing in game. Pat is on the list of weekly victors for most points this week, and let me tell you, he deserves it. He's been kicking some serious butt!! I've been running around trying to learn this expansion and hating every moment of it. The time I spent in New Frontiers is a blast, but I can't wait til tower takes and such become the norm once again.

Pat and I are 3 weeks from our trip to Tenessee, and I'm excited!!!! If already missing Puppy since we'll be gone so long! MY POOR PUPPY IS GONNA HAVE CHRISTMAS WITHOUT ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyway, I hope everyone had a great weekend and wish everyone a happy, safe, and wonderful Christmas season.


Friday, November 24, 2006


I've discovered an amazing site!!!!

Okay, I didn't discover it, I found it on a friends blog and decided to sign up for it myself!!!



Pat thinks I've lost my mind as I slowly trek books from the extra room to the computer room and back, as I start a comprehensive list of the books I currently own. WOOOOO!!!

I have come to tears many times, thinking about the books I left behind in San Diego, and again in Salt Lake, and in Boise. But I can start again!!!!!



Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

It's 10am, the parade is on TV, the turkey is in the oven, I'm in the process of emptying and re-running the dishwasher, and then gonna stick some clothes in the washer (hey, days off are NOT days "OFF"!).

Happy Thanksgiving All. May your day be wonderful and fun, as they all should be!

(Stupid Chargers!!!)

Wednesday, November 22, 2006


First off, my Tawnia is sick. So everyone send her "Get Better" thoughts, cause she has to cook dinner tomorrow. I told her to send the group off to Denny's and she laughed at me! Big meanie! I really do hope ya feel better girl, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Now....Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and I have lots to be thankful for. First off, though it sounds a bit cheesy, it's truly heartfelt.

I am greatful for those who've given their lives for the freedom and defense of my country. Whether it be 4 years or longer, or the sacrifice of their life, no one is exempt from the courage and selflessness that is forced upon someone serving their country. Thank you for keeping my freedom safe. Think about it folks. If you're not greatful for this one, what else is there?

I'm greatful for my husband. I have the privilege and the responsibility of being married to the most wonderful man I have ever met. It's my great joy to serve him, and be served by him. He is my husband, my best friend, and my joy. It's an amazing thought that I wake up to every day. It's the first thing I think, after "stupid alarm". "I'm lying next to the man that loves me!" WOO!!!

I'm greatful for my job. This is the job of a lifetime here. I've done some crappy stuff up til now. I've been treated poorly, and given up promotions or watched them be snatched from me and given to undeserving hacks. I've made way less then I was worth, and done some stuff that I thought was my calling in life (Hello Animal Control!!). But I am so happy now, doing something I love so much!!!!

I'm greatful for my family. My mom has had an incredibly positive impact on my adult life, and she's always the first one I want to call with news, good or bad.

My sister has made a huge effort to be part of my life and involved in who I am. I am greatful that we've moved past the difficulties of our childhood (at each others throat all the time) and become friends as well as sisters.

My dad and I, in the past few months, have worked through some of our past....issues. It's wonderful to see the person my dad is. He's funny, and sweet and has a sense of responsibility and family that I never saw in him as a kid. It's great to get to know him as an adult. It's hard for both of us, but it's so worth it!!!!

My brother and sister-in-law are wonderful people that never call me or email me, but I'm still greatful for them. CALL ME SOMETIME....LOSER! :p *grins*

My Puppita completes our little tiny family, and as spazztastic as he may be, I am VERY greatful that Tawnia helped (mostly did it herself) us put up the electric fence so we could keep him. He's my little Puppita!!!!

I'm greatful for the wealth of love, food, and material things that have come so easily to Pat. It seems to easy....after going through much of my life differently. Let me tell ya, you'll never be greatful for money 'til you've had none!!

I love my little sporty car, and I think to myself how lucky I am to have it, every weekday!

I love the speakers that Pat put into my car to fix the 3rd set I blew up within months of them being installed. And they go perfectly with my MP3 player that I am so thankful for, cause I get to listen to actual music. Ridgecrest has 3 radio stations in town. One country, one OOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLD rock that isn't oldies and mostly they play sucky songs, and one NPR-ish! ICK!

I'm thankful for Camelot, our big screen tv, the books that I own, having 2 bathrooms, low carb diets, pickles, and being happy.

I'm thankful my Aunt Lucy invited me to Thanksgiving. She's a sweetie!!

I'm thankful for my friends, Tawnia and Missi. For my extended family, and my new sister Jo. I'm thankful for the chance to go to Tenessee for Christmas, and that Pat's family took us to Walt Disney World. (I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!)

I'm just overall, greatful for the really wonderful life I have. If you have a wonderful life, reach out and help someone who doesn't have things as wonderfully as you. It'll make your life even more perfect. I promise.

Please everyone, BE SAFE! Don't drink and drive, and if you do, don't tell me about it, because I'll never speak to you again.


Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Your Thanksgiving Update!

Oki, I've been busy, and remiss. So here goes!

The Laughlin trip was awesome fun! It was great to see mom and dad, and Pat and I had a blast!! Of course most of our time was spent on Texas Shootout. We played a total of 3 Blackjack hands, which is shocking for us! This trip, the alcohol service was excellent!!!! Not like last time!

The food was excellent, and though the room was okay, the construction noise was a little annoying. The best (out of 2 total) trip to Laughlin so far!!!

Thank you Tawnia, for taking care of Puppy while we were gone!!! He likes cookies!!!! LOL

Camelot is going well, though I'm not really thrilled with the new expansion. I'm hoping they fix the Line of Sight issues with today's downtime. I normally only play Friday/Sat/Sun, and this weekend will be no exception. Go 4 day weekends!!!!

Sigh, I can't think of this stuff now, work just took a turn for the very bad.

Hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!


Monday, November 20, 2006

Words to live by!

Colbert Report: Shout Out to Antarctica.

And don't think I've forgotten about you, upper atmosphere physics! Boo-hoo, bidirectional reflectance distribution functions reveal fluctuating polar albedos and declining directional hemispherical reflectance in the Antarctic? Cry me a fucking tundra!

I've gotten a little cuss happy the last few weeks. You'll live. =)


Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Ramblings of a Me!

Today is kinda a crazy day at work, so I'm taking a few moments to breath and do something relaxing. There's a lot of people calling today, a lot of information being passed around that's gotta be so exact that if you let yourself get stressed or out of focus it can be disasterous.

So every few moments I pop over to my notepad to type up a tiny bit more on this post.

So how are things going for Becky? Pretty fantastic. Tawnia started playing Camelot, and Steven is still playing, so the only thing to make it perfect would be John and Lisa starting to play again! Perfect man!!!

Pat and I are planning our Thanksgiving dinner, and we always have fun with cooking together. Turkey, bread, stuffing, potatoes and gravy, sugar free cheesecake, and FOOTBALL! WOO! I'm hoping we'll be able to bring Tawnia's computer over and play some camelot after I get footballed out. 5 hours of football and I'm kinda done.

In other news, my ankle is doing well. I can walk mostly normally, though turning or stairs are difficult still.

Work is wonderful!!! I (most of the time) love the people I work with, and I love learning new things, and being able to really contribute to accounts and clients. It's really amazingly fun.

My brothers birthday is the 17th. Nathan will be 25. Wow does that make me feel old. LOL! I'm hoping he's doing well, and that he and his wife are enjoying their time together and are truly happy and content with their lives. It's an amazing thing to be complete with another person. A lot of work, but boy is it worth it!! Happy Birthday Nath. Hope that you have a wonderful day, and that Beth gives me your address so I can get you a gift on time.

Pat and I are off this Friday together!! We get a few days off together before heading to Laughlin with my parents. It'll be wonderful, and hopefully, some housework will be done as well. LOL

Pat and I are excited for the release of the Tenacious D movie, Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny coming out on November 22nd. When I first met Pat I thought his choice of this band was both disturbing and a bad sign. But really, both guys, if demented, are great musicians. Bluegrass and classical guitar are difficult, and require training and focus. Jack Black has an....amusing I guess, way of singing, but he has great control, and wonderful harmoney. I've threatened Pat. He's not to acquire the soundtrack until after we see the movie. And then, it must be an unedited verson, so no buying it at Wal-Mart!

Pat voted last night! With no proddings from me! I am so proud of him! The Kern County Elections Division somehow lost my registration. They lost my maiden name registration as well. They don't have my social security number as ever having been registered in the county. Well then obviously, at some point, I voted illegally! *sigh* The voter turnout in Kern is decidedly conservative! YAY! Arnold won. YAY! There's moderate Democrats in both The House and The Senate. Maybe yay? We'll see how things go. I've sent in my new registration form. I will be calling the Elections Division every day to assure that they won't lose me this time!

Well, the work day is about to wrap up, and today has been crazy. I am busy beyond belief, though it's been enough to keep me from thinking about the things that went on yesterday.

I would like to wish everyone a really wonderful weekend. I'll end with a scene that has haunted me all day.

A snowy white field with a fence guarding against the road that runs alongside. A large tree, the branches weighed down with the weight of white gold upon it. Two people, bending their heads together. For warmth? To share a private thought? One of the people throws their head back in laughter, letting white whisps of smoke escape their mouth. All around them, peace and unobstructed nature. They are not a part of it. They are simply passing by, a spectator, without affecting the serene surroundings.

Makes me calm on a day like today.

I can't wait to get home and hug Pat.


Tuesday, November 07, 2006


We're going to Laughlin!!!!!!!!! I am so happy!!! *dances* This has been a really hellish day, personally and at work. The up-side? I get an email from Pat just wishing me a happy day and telling me he loves me, and I come home to big hugs and a fantastic night with him.

The downside? I gotta work 2 more days til Laughlin. =(


Happy Christmas Everyone!!!


Thanksgiving At My House

Our menu:
Mashed potatoes and gravy
Stovetop stuffing
Cauliflower and Broccoli, or Green Beans, depending on our guests choices
Cranberry sauce
desert of some sort

Tawnia and Jeremy are thinking of joining us. If Tawnia wants coffee of some sort, she'll need to bring her own way of making some! *cough*hinthint*cough*

Order of Thanksgiving?

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, followed (FOLLOWED Pat, not at the same time, like the last 2 years!!!) by 12 hours of indulging in food and football. Don't like football? My house is not the place to be on holidays. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are pretty much football heaven here. I'm excited about it. Pat and I are very informal, grab yourself a glass you can find the fridge drink whatever you want....there are the plates, there's the food, get what you want.....get up and get yourself a napkin, they're on the counter....type of people. It's awesome. My friends and family are as welcome as we can make them, if informal lounging is your thing!

I'm excited!!!!!!!!!!! 2 weeks to go!!


Tovin Flames Out Of Her First Game In 12 Years

Today, I was stabbed in the back by someone I considered a friend, within the world of EvE. He didn't even leave the possibility of mistaking his intentions as anything other then an out and out attack. Anyone who knows me irl knows I value one thing in a friend. Loyalty. You can not like something I do, and talk to me about it, without attacking me in front of others. Richard chose not to do the following words are for him alone.

Fuck you.

You attack me because you CHOSE to misunderstand a post I made. You chose to defend someone who, #1, didn't need to be defended because he wasn't being attacked, and #2, to defend him in such a way as to cause personal, real, attacks.

You think that I truly was attacking him? When have I EVER in my 28 years done that? EVER? I'll tell you...not a single time, ever.

You know who you helped in that outburst of yours? No one. I've left the corp, and now, thanks to your idiotic rantings, my friends there. Thank you for taking that away from me for your own personal reasons. I appreciate it.

You didn't help the corp grow closer together, you didn't help ANYONE explain what was going on, and maybe find out if there was a mis-understanding (boy, was there), you just chose to attack!!!

So here's my turn. You're a rude, motherfucker who only looks out for the interest right in front of you. You can't look ahead to think how what you're saying will affect others, or affect the situation. Glad I left Eve, you betcha. Since it showed who was my friend and corp-mate, and who was not. Think I'm a "carebear"? I couldn't give a hoot. Don't care even a single tiny solitary WHIT what a moronic idiot like you might think. I have fun in the games I play, AND I can tell the difference between a game, and real life.

I DARE you to find ONE person who's known me through ANY part of my life from 14 on, who would say that I don't lay down and let people walk over me because I hate to tell people things that might be mean. I dare you to find one person that would say that anything your attack accuses me of is true. You simply won't. And that proves how well you really know me.

If there was a chance your attacks might have been true, I would seriously be worrying about it. But I'm not. You misunderstood, or mistook my words as something other then what they were, and didn't ask for clarification or approach me privately to explain. You attack me, as a leader, in front of the whole corporation. Smart.....*rolls her eyes*

Can't control yourself? How about not being a leader.

I wash my hands of you, and of your entire corporation, of which apparently, you're allowed to say things like that and remain in charge. Enjoy your life. I won't give you another thought. Sure as anything better believe I'll be enjoying my that you're gone.

I'd like to thank Evan for his support in all of this. A true friend for 3+ years, he has pulled me through, as always, and helped me put this in perspective. Thank you Icey. A truer friend, one could not find.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Good Friends, and Great Times in Camelot

Last night Pat and I, along with Steven and Tawnia got to play hours of Camelot! We leveled and did task dungeons, and just generally had a really good time. It's been so long since I've done anything like that with a group of friends and had such great fun that was natural and awesome. I'm really lucky to have such good friends.


Friday, November 03, 2006

Sad and stuffs

As Dia De Los Muertos comes and passes, it makes me miss so horribly, my aunt Becky. As I look around my house and find nothing of hers, no pictures or remembrances it breaks my heart. It's hard, even now, so many years later not to be bitter towards her children and the rest of my family. I was young, yes. But not stupid. She knew she was dying. She explained it to me. I didn't know what it meant, but I knew it was important to her that I understand. She promised me things that would remind me of her when she was gone. When she passed, and I spoke up to claim my rightful remembrances my cousins, aunts and uncles paid me no mind. Perhaps they were torn with their own grief. Perhaps they thought I was just a child to be ignored.

Either way. I am now without those things my aunt wanted me to have. My aunt never spoke to me as child. She explained things as if I was just another person that she could talk about things with, even though sometimes I was slow to grasp the concepts she explained to me.

My cousins were to old to pay attention to me, my aunts and uncles rarely allowed me to participate in their discussions. But let me tell you, Aunt Becky, and even Uncle David, they would actually talk to me, not just blow me off. They helped me to think for myself, even if I was young, I had thoughts and ideas that could contribute, even in adult conversation.

Aunt Becky taught me to laugh silently at idiots who thought they knew better, while keeping my thoughts to myself. I miss her. I think of her often. I doubt Helen, Carmen or Daniel think often of me at that time. I know it's harder to lose your mother then it is to lose an aunt. But at least they have things to remember her by. I wish I did.