Pat and Bee's Life

At the speed of crazy!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

No Movie! Bee is sad

Well, I'm not entirely broken up about it, but still.

Pat was kinda sniffly this morning when he woke up but he didn't seem to concerned when he went for lunch. When he got home he was sneezing non-stop, and had some serious nasal congestion issues (pleasant to hear about, eh?).

So we went to dinner with Tawnia at Charley's and decided that we should postpone the movie and Pat and Tawnia could play WoW.

So....that was our evening! I made Pat buy some zicam stuff, hopefully he'll feel better in the morning.

If he doesn't, it's gonna suck, cause it's a 3 day (flex) weekend, and he should be able to enjoy his extra day off.

Either way...see ya in the morning!

Today is:

Thursday. Almost the end of November. The years end is within site, closer then one might feel.

Today we go to see Enchanted with Tawnia, and Pat is off tomorrow, so he'll stay up late. I have not been sleeping well, so I am exhausted to a point where at any time I feel like I could burst into tears and cry for hours and then sleep forever.

Saturday Pat and Tawnia and I are going to Santa's Workshop at the fairgrounds, where a bunch of local area craftsmen will show off Christmas wares. Then Tawnia and I are heading to Lancaster for my company Christmas party, and Costo, where we will buy the best carnitas EVER!

It will be a busy weekend. I hope I sleep at some point.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

That time of year again!

That's right folks, it's time to support your super cool gaming charity, Child's Play.

Let's not forget, I truly hate Penny Arcade but not because they're evil or anything. I just think they suck. To each his own.

BUT! No one can fault people who set up such an amazing out reach to kids who are in need of some serious joy, if only for a few minutes a day.

Seriously, you can give joy. Think about it for a second. Think about seeing your mom and dad cry when the doctor talks to them. Hearing them fight over money for your treatments, blame each other, family chaos. Your brother and sister hate you because your parents' lives suddenly revolve around you.

You're stuck in the hospital for the holidays, and though a nurse gave you a bit of turkey and a bit of cheesecake for a treat, Christmas is going to be stuck here, not at home with your friends.

Then someone you don't know, and will never see, reaches out and for a few measly dollars that is the equivalent to 2 lunch specials at McDonalds, hands you a way to take your mind off of all that and just truly enjoy for a few moments.

That's right people. Quit being so selfish and give it up to someone else this year.

Other good places are :
St Judes
Donate blood
and finally, just Volunteer

Your lives are way better then more then half of the worlds population. Go through every miserable little broken nail and fast food joint line being to long for your impatient ass knowing that. Be grateful. And then give something to someone else. It may not make you feel better, but no one cares how you feel. =) Oki, maybe I do, but don't go around telling everyone that!

Merry Christmas everyone.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

New Laptop

Or WoW-Pop, if you're Tawnia!

The laptop came today. Pat is setting it up and playing with it. Of course, we had to call Dell after the order was placed we called them back and modified it to add a webcam.

So while I'm sitting here reading stuff for work, Pat takes these pics:

I can no longer look away when he's playing on the laptop.

In other news, iTunes has a new commercial with Mary J. Blige that features the song "Work That". The song is only available at this time, on iTunes. On December somethingorother it will launch to the rest of us. Is this going to make me run out and buy an ipod and download itunes? HELL NO. Instead, I offer you this piece of ranting: DIE STEVE JOBS, DIE!

Now, to understand this you must realize that quicktime (I'd link to it, but it's evil) is the most evil piece of software ever created. Yes, this list includes all windows products (including windows 3.1 and win95) AND any and all h@xx3r programs. (This is not an invitation to hack me, just making an observation!)

Also, Steve Jobs sold out to Disney when Pixar could have gone it alone and done so fantastic. Granted, California Adventures wouldn't be near as fun without the Pixar cast of characters. But still. Selling out, is selling out. (Do you hear me Avril Lavigne, Tony Hawk and George Lucas?!!?)

So, in closing. Midichlorians my ass, and may the force sell you lots of stuff.

Thank you.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Amazon Is Starting To Sucketh!

Dear Customer
As someone who recently purchased a book from, you might be interested in a new series of books that offer fascinating facts about the history of your last name. Find out where people with your last name originated, ships they sailed on when they immigrated to the United States, and where they reside today. Learn about marriage, literacy, military service, and much more for your surname.

The last books I bought from Amazon were 2 Walt Disney World travel planning books. Talk about stretching market segments eh?

Anyway, found it amusing!

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors





Chills man, seriously. Thanks to Pikko for the linkage. I loved the game, I loved the video. GO HAWAII!


Sunday, November 25, 2007

American Gladiators

Pat is a geek. I know you all know this, I just wanted it out in the open, because this post scares me!

We just saw a commercial for a new version of American Gladiators and Pat was so happy I seriously think he might have wanted to have American Gladiator babies. It was sad.

EVERY time we stay up late I am forced to watch re-runs of this show. I'm tired of it. Now I get to watch NEW runs of this show, which isn't going to be much better!

Anyway. Go about your lives citizens, it's about to be ruined by a new show! *sighs*

Super Mario Galaxy

We have 60 stars! And by we, I totally mean Pat!

It seems fun, but it makes me kinda motion sick. I should probably get my ears checked out one day. I don't think it's normal for people to get motion sick like I do!!!

Anyway! It's way more linear then Mario 64, but so far, Pat has been having an awesome time playing, and it's fun to watch him. It's nice to see a game actually combining a bunch of different play styles and ways to utilize the controller. I think there's a ton more stars (120 Pat says) so hopefully it'll last us until Christmas, when I have to buy 3 or 4 DS games and a few movies to keep Pat quite on the way to his parents place for our 2 weeks in Tennessee!

Link of the day!

Council of the Secret Fire - My LotRO Guild. I refuse to call them kinships (guilds), andfellowships (groups).

OH! JOHN AND LISA ARE COMING WITH US ON OUR CRUISE!!!!!!!!! YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I have not been this happy about a vacation in a great long time! This will be fantastic!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited!!!!!!!!!!


Sper the Monkey

I was reading Sperenza's Blog and came across this story.

The following quote is from Tampa Bay Online:

The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear a challenge to Alabama's ban on the sale of sex toys, ending a nine-year legal battle and sending a warning to store owners to clean off their shelves.

An adult-store owner had asked the justices to throw out the law as an unconstitutional intrusion into the privacy of the bedroom. The Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal, leaving intact a lower court ruling that upheld the law.

Sherri Williams, owner of Pleasures stores in Huntsville and Decatur, said she was disappointed, but plans to sue again on First Amendment free speech grounds.

'My motto has been they are going to have to pry this vibrator from my cold, dead hand. I refuse to give up,' she said.

Alabama's anti-obscenity law, enacted in 1998, bans the distribution of 'any device designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs for anything of pecuniary value.'

The law does not ban the possession of sex toys. Residents may legally purchase sex toys out of state for use in Alabama.

HA HA HA HA!!!!!!! 1998!!!!!!!!!! I love stupidity. It's a vibrator people, not a gun, not a terrorist device, and sure as hell not something worth banning the selling of. Get over it.

Random Thoughts From Crazy

So Pat and I have been home 4 days, and today is the first day we actually did any housework. YAY! The house now looks clean though, and the stupid tv people are making me watch the Charger/Ravens instead of the Bronco game. Bastiges!

I'm enjoying Lord of the Rings Online. I have a level 21 Minstrel (healer), 15 Hunter (DPS), and then 3 more little alts. Normally, I play MMO's one character at a time. I'm really not an alt person. But no one has reached out and grabbed me yet, so I'm playing them all little by little until someone does.

Also, someone in Allakhazam IRC linked to this and it was good.

Everyone have a great week!


Thursday, November 22, 2007

Denver Pics

Denver Photo's are up, in case anyone cares!




Pat and I are eating pannycakes for breakfast, prolly burgers for lunch and I am having leftovers for dinner. Not sure what Pat is doing (he doesn't do leftovers!

Today is a day for Lord of the Rings Online for me and Super Mario Galaxy and World of Warcraft for Pat.

We've got the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on one TV and the Packers vs Lions game on the other (the TV in the computer room, since we're both getting ready to log into our respective games.

The Colts are playing the Falcons later. Pat has benched Peyton Manning on his fantasy team. He's also stopped caring about USC since they lost this season. My husband is a fair weather fan. My heart is broken. I could stand him being a fan of USC as long as they were his team. Now I know he just liked them cause they won. Same for the Colts, I'm sure, though that hasn't been tested yet.

And to my sister: WHERE YA CHARGERS AT NOW BABEE?!! Damn straight!!

Happy Thanksgiving (and I love you BETH!!!!!)


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I'm on a roll baby!

So I'm on a posting roll!

I went back and looked at my archives a little bit, and I came across my Top Movies post and decided we need one for books! Right now, let's focus on Fantasy. I LOVE FANTASY BOOKS!

It doesn't have to have thee's and thou's (though it's better if it does)! It has to have chivalrous fighters, petty princesses (or heroines) and memorable characters that look and feel as if they are in the world.

So here's my top few fantasy series loves: The Belgariad and The Mallorean series by David and Leigh Eddings.

The Liveship Traders series by Robin Hobb along with her truly FANTASTIC Asassin's series

She ties these all in, without you really knowing it until the 3rd series, The Tawny Man series.

I am, and always will be in true love with these books. These characters are memorable, they create a world that is real and passionate. The story lines are believable, easy to follow and yet incredibly complicated and intertwined as the stories go. They are nothing less then magnificent works of true incredibleness!

Hey, I musta added incredibleness to my browser dictionary cause firefox isn't telling me it's spelled wrong! WOO!

Anyway - what are your fantasy recommendations? After I finish my current book, I'll need a new one!


LotRO Lore: The Bear

This story is dedicated to a fine, upstanding young hobbit whom I had the pleasure of grouping with last night. I expect great things from him, and I know - deep within him - is the power to overcome even the greatest of hobbit munching creatures.


The bear was stalking a badger one fine morning in the shire. It was spring, and the animals were carefree and happy. A movement from the corner of his eye caught the bears attention, and he loped off to see what it was!

Why there was a little hobbit! The hobbit dropped his pie in surprise and scampered faster then the bear ever could follow, but the pie was there upon the ground, so of course the bear ate it up! Soon, the bear grew used to the pies that the little creatures would often drop upon their owners noticing a big bear in the path.

The bear grew fat and lazy, and the hobbits grew more and more frustrated!

One day an adventerous little hobbit named Turlos defied the bear! It was his own pie, baked by his friend hobbit Moondog and he wasn't about to share with a stupid hobbit munching bear!! But alas, Turlos was so intent upon smelling the pie and fantasizing about the eating of it with his friends that he did not see the bear following along at a safe distance, trying to figure out how to get this pie for his own!

Turlos took a path that he knew led to nearby growing mushrooms. He had covered them with a small bush the last time he had wandered past, to keep the location a secret from other hobbits. Now he was going to get a pie and mushrooms. A hobbits dream elevenses!

The bear followed at a distance, sniffing the warm deliciousness wafting from the pie and salivating at the thought. But Turlos was an unusual hobbit. From his belt hung a sharp knife that glinted meanly in the sunlight as he walked, and the bear was afraid. He had heard stories from fellow bears about being chased through the wilderness by crazy yelling hobbits wielding sharp steel, intent upon hides and glory. Crazy hobbits! One never knew what they were going to do next.

So the bear devised a simple plan. He would gallop up the road, and lie in wait. Then he would jump up and surprise the hobbits and swipe the pie keeping it for his very own.

Turlos was a good burgler though, and an attentive fellow. He had noticed the bear following him and was devising a plan of his own.

He stepped off the path, carefully balancing the pie and the mushrooms while making sure the bear didn't come back. He slipped carefully into the shadows and wound his way carefully and oh so slowly through the brush and trees until he was behind where the bear was lying in wait.

The adventerous (and hungry!) hobbit grabbed some apples from a tree, and took careful aim. He would only have one shot at this. He suddenly pelted the bear with three, four, five good sized apples! The bear was in shock and for a moment ran directly at the poor little hobbit, roaring in frustration and fear. Turlos held his ground though, and grabbed at his dagger, ready for a fight. He flung his dagger with all his might at the hobbit munching bear and hit right smack in the nose!

The bear roared in pain and stopped in his tracks. Turlos, now without a weapon grabbed his pie and his mushrooms and took off as fast as his legs could carry him! Off he ran, past the bridges and paths near his home, and he didn't stop until he had reached his very door, much in need of a snack and less excitement for a time.

He set out for himself a fantastic spread of snacks, cakes, pie, boiled eggs, cream with breads and sweets, and of course, mushrooms and cheese and he munched happily all through elevenses and did not leave his cozy hobbit hole until the next day.

This time, he carried a pie that he had made to a friends, and though he was on the lookout for the bear, and much afraid of what would happen if it found him upon the path yet again.

To the entire communities delight, the bear was never seen again. Somewhere in the wilderness lives a bear that at the thought of a hobbit or pie, or the smell of mushrooms dives for the nearest cave, and he won't come out until many days after these thoughts have passed.

Turlos, of course, is still sure that hobbit munching bears are everywhere to be found and avoids them wherever possible. But he knows, in his brave little heart, that he has bested the most important bear ever! The bear that would steal a hobbit's most prized pie will never be seen again!

LotRO Lore: Tinaren In - Just A Moment

My minstrel's name is Tinaren. Dimlii is Pat. When this actually happened, Pat saved my butt, but that story is way more boring. =)


The wights were truly shockingly horrible to behold. Their pure evil plunged Tinaren's heart deep into her chest. She swallowed and was surprised to find that her throat had dried out while she had been scouting the scene.

She took a step, her dagger held close behind her, her soft elven boots making no sound on the ground. She grew more bold, looking around her less often and narrowing in on her prize, a chest near the crumbling structure.

Bavor would be happy! It had only taken the young minstrel a few days to make her way to this place, and soon she'd be in command of the third gear! The dwarves could fix their damn vault, and Tinaren could go back to making music quietly in the halls, without the loud, obnoxious creatures constantly harassing her!

She shook her head silently. "I Must concentrate on my task at hand" she told her self almost silently.

But the almost was enough. A wight had come up behind her and it struck instantly as it heard her muttering. She crumbled at first, under the pain and surprise. Her lute fell to to ground and her dagger slipped from her fingers. She look directly at the horrid thing and muttered again to herself "One Moment!"

As if the haunting creature would heed her! The once human ghost of a creature swung at her again, this time hitting her left shoulder. She ducked down to pick up her dagger with her right hand and with her left felt for her lute, as she assumed a fighting stance. "One...more...moment!" She looked for her lute out of the corner of her eye and missed the third shot, this time on her right elbow.

She squealed in pain and even as she did it she realized it was the most un-elflike thing she had ever done. She chastised herself even as her dagger dropped from her stinging hand and all feeling in her right arm became only blinding pain.

She stepped out of the way of the next shot, but fell to the ground as her footing escaped her. She sighed and screamed in both anger and frustration as her pack fell around her shoulder and caused exruciating pain.

"This is not how it's supposed to work out!" she raged as she dodged yet another hit, dropped her pack to the ground and grabbed her lute. She strummed as well as she could with her off-hand while holding the lute tight against herself. Her right hand had no strength for holding, and even as she used her fingers to hit the strings akwardly tears of pain streamed down her face.

Somehow she hit the strings well enough though and she began to feel better, slowly...slowly...

The wight took a step towards her, throwing off her strumming and she dodged again but her strength was giving out and she knew she couldn't last much longer.

She could hear her dwarven companion, Dimlii, coming up the hill, struggling with the severity of the grade. "DIMLII HURRY!" She screamed and as she did so the wight caught her on the left knee with his mace and she fell to the ground.

Tinaren cursed herself, her bad luck, poor attention and the damned dwarf's short legs. She vowed to get herself a new companion, a taller one even, as she rolled a few feet away from her enemy, grabbed her pouch with her left hand and furiously threw the items in it upon the ground.

She kicked the contents around with her hurt foot, cringing in pain. The wight laughed an inhuman capability for something with no control of the air blowing through its bones. Even as the thought crossed her mind she wondered how she could think something so inane while her life hung in a balance she couldn't seem to control.

A noise directly behind the wight caught its attention for a moment, and Tinaren kicked the items from her pack in a panic. "Why must I carry 2 cloaks, 20 animal hides and food I will never eat around with me!?" she raged yet again, drawing the wight's attention back to her.

"ONE MOMENT!" She screamed with glee as she caught site of her goal! A small green bottle with a stopper was hiding just under the last hide she had kicked. She grabbed the bottle and caught the top between her teeth. She paused a moment to long in guzzling the drink held in the bottle as the wight caught her wrist and hand with his mace and the bottle went flying.

"NO!" She scolded the wight and for a moment, he stopped, as if confused. She could see Dimlii coming up the hill out of the corner of her eye and she smiled knowing her savious was at hand. But to late did she see the last hit from the mace as it smashed into her left shoulder and threw her handily to the ground. "I'll see you moment" she breathed out her last breath and knew no more that moment.

I'm back and all that jazz

So, yeah. Denver was cool. I didn't get to do near the stuff I wanted to, but I finished 2 and a half books, got to watch MTV and VH1 reality tv shows non-stop, stayed up late, slept in, swam, worked out, and generally had a blast.

It was awesome to meet Maggie. Her Dr.'s stuff didn't go as planned and now she's back to square 1. Hopefully something will jump out and grab a Dr. by the throat and they'll figure it out!

Pat and I are getting ready for Thanksgiving - we're not really doing anything special.

GO BRONCOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I read The Undomestic Goddess and Steve and Me: Life with the Crocodile Hunter.

I am currently reading A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking. I'm not really a math kinda girl, so I'm hoping that because he doesn't use any equations in his book (except E=MC2) I stand a chance of at least understanding part of what he's saying.

Not saying I agree with his messed up math, but I would love to read it, so I am!

I am doing news for for the moment until things happen. I can't say much about it on a public blog, so you'll just have to wait and see! =) I have made my journal private which is why you guys can't access it. We've changed the format of my writing - so I needed to keep that stuff closed until launch! If anyone wants the google docs version, let me know! =)

I pulled a muscle in my neck or shoulder or something on Sunday so I've been really, really sore. Pat got to go play golf with his work friends. Tawnia is having family over for Thanksiging, but she was sick last weekend, so I hope she's feeling better! (FEEL BETTER DAMN IT!)

I am taking Tawnia to San Diego to see the Birch Aquarium at Scripps so she can stop whining about "SEEING FISHEES!" I she can see the pretty swimmy things! =) We'll prolly also head out to the Chula Vista Nature Center just because I haven't seen it in years and I have very fond memories of that place!

Anyway, I'm going to post my LotRO lore here in a few. I realize it isn't perfect. Bite me.



Thursday, November 08, 2007


I leave for the airport in 10 minutes, I'll be back on Tuesday the 12th.



Saturday, November 03, 2007

Allakhazam!!!! .com

So. I've been hired by! They're a gaming site that is looking to use someone of my talents for an as-yet unnamed project. Maggie and Judy and I left Stratics and went to "AKZ" or "Zam". I wish my friends (and enemies) at Stratics nothing but the very best!!

I didn't get a chance for a good-bye post cause Gallahan was an ass-hat. But here goes.

beans, and DH. You've both been good friends. I can *always* depend on you guys to be happy for me, and to yell at me when I've done something truly stupid (Hey, I've done "alot" I know!). That was for you beans. Simply because I enjoy annoying you. I'm sorry. *grins*

Anyway. So I can't announce my new work project, but Pat and I are playing Lord of the Rings Online (LotRO) and we joined The Council of the Secret Fire. Also you can read my little playing blog here!


Go Colts
SUCK IT CHARGERS! ha ha ha ha ha

kbye for real!

Yesterday was one of the saddest day of my life.

Pat got rid of my car while I was at work. It was good he did it, I would have refused. But it needed to be done.

That car was everything to me, many times in my life. It was the car I loved. It was the car Nathan and I fought over. It was the car he drove before he left for the Air Force. It was the car I put *everything* I owned in and traveled to Salt Lake City to go through the hardest part of my life I have ever faced. It was the car that Pat and I had towed to Ridgecrest with all of my things when we moved here together.

It was a piece of my life that I needed to say goodbye to. But it also held me in place. Made me remember those days of both absolute joy and true misery and loneliness.

It's gone. I hope it isn't disappointed in me.

I did my best.