Tuesday, April 29, 2008

My New Love

I really don't like Reality TV, but I have a not so secret addiction. Dancing With the Stars.

I have been watching this year closely, one of my favorite pairs is Marissa Jaret Winokur and Tony Dovolani. I like seeing a plus sized woman do well. Us fat chicks can dance and sing and do other things, you know. :) So I watch for her, and vote for her. It also makes me feel good when hubby sees her do something and says to me, "I know someone like that." or "She moves just like honey." (Yes, I have a keeper) But, I have now officially declared myself in love with Tony.

This week Marisa had to do the Rhumba and the Tango, and they are both pretty sensual/sexual, and she obviously isn't comfortable with that, or not used to it. Tony said something wonderful to her that made me fall in love with him.

"You can have somebody with the perfect body but they're not sensual at all because it's really about the feeling that you have in your heart."

Tony, thank you. From all the women in the world with not the "perfect bodies" I thank you.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Five Freebies

Okay, Ann Lory, one of the authors at Loose Id, posted this idea and asked others to join in, so here I go.

One of the cell phone commercials talks about your fave five, five people you can call for free. She brought it quite a few steps further and wants to know who our "freebies" are. Those people that your S.O. can't divorce you for, because they are so over the top, one chance with them would be all you'd ever get, and there's is no way on this planet you could ever turn them down.

Blogger seemed to e having issues this AM and wouldnt let me download all my pics, so I will try again later.

1. Gerard Butler
Now, who wouldn't want this man? Accent, gorgeous eyes, body to die for, and by all accounts absolutely a wonderful person.

2. Adrian Paul
I have had the hots for this man ever since I saw him rip his sunglasses of at the beginning of Highlander: The Series

3. A young Kurt Russell
By all accounts this one should go below, in the "don't really exist" section since I want a young one, but I have wanted him for so long, I can't leave him out. He was my first "freebie" established with hubby.

4. Sam Elliot
Don't ask me why, there is something about this man that just makes me go Yum.

5. Hugh Jackman
Now, come on, ladies. He can act, gives good face, sing, dance, and has an accent.

Extras that are even less likely to happen since they don't really exist, they are characters not the actual actors: Aragorn (no, not Viggo, but him as Aragorn), Clive Owen as James Bond in Casino Royale.

Hubby has permission, too. It used to be Sharon Stone, but he got smarter. I think maybe his include Sandra Bullock and maybe a couple others. He says he never really thinks about it, I am enough for him. Isn't that sweet? :)

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Chain Of Love

Well, this has nothing at all to do with writing, but it made me feel good today, and I wanted to share it.

Hubby was having oral surgery today. Dental insurance will pay for some of it, and there is an off chance medical insurance will pay for some of it, too - due to one of the teeth that needed to be pulled, so the receptionist urged me to go get my insurance card. So I left him there, and went home.

On the way home I pass three schools. I slow down as per ordered every time, I HATE whe people speed through school zones, but for this one. It is an alternative high school, and no blinking lights, just a sign that is hid behind a tree reminding you. And of course, 90% of us forget at least 90% of the time.

I have seen a cop there for the last few weeks, I should have known, well, I forgot (the fact it was a school zone) and sped down at about 30-35 mph. He pulled out and turned his lights on. I turned the corner and stopped on a side street.

I had my license, but couldn't find recent proof of insurance. So there I am, no proof of insurance, speeding through a school zone (where fines are doubled). He asks me if I know why he stopped me, and I am like "yup. I forget that school sometimes." He says at least I didn't run - apparently the last guy ran from him. He then goes back to his car, and I mentally figure how the hell I am gonna pay for this, how it is gonna affect my insurance, etc - and, I didn't have my seat belt on either. I start getting mad at myself, knowing how freaking stupid I was, and worried, etc.

He comes back, and instead of handing me what would have boiled down to a nearly $400-500 fine, he hands me a WARNING. Oh my god, can I say relieved? So, I start the car up after saying thank you, and promising to do better, and the radio comes on, I don't realize what song it is until I turn it up, and it is "Chain of Love" by Clay Walker. It was just the tail end of the song, but I remembered it from years ago, and knew how the whole story went. Many of us got a"mass email" with the story in it years ago, I am sure.

Okay, I will admit I am kind of PMSy today, but I actually had tears come to my eyes. What that cop did was NICE. He could very easily have screwed me, even knowing I looked nervous, that I was anxious about hubby (I don't do well when he is in pain), that I was completely honest, and knew exactly what I had done. He was NICE. And for that, I am grateful. (more than my pocketbook can explain).

Yes, I know cops are nice people. I know a lot of cops, and I like many of them, too. But it wasn't something he HAD to do. He could have given me a full ticket.

So I decided I need to do something extra nice for someone today or the next few days. Not that I don't try to be nice most of the time, but I think I need to make sure I go out of my way to pass it on.

The other day I saw a woman carrying two car seats and she had a baby in a harness, so I stopped the car and backed up to ask her if she wanted a ride, she said no, she was fine, she had just gotten those from someone who was throwing them away, and she was okay. She said she was enjoying the walk. Hubby said that today was payback for that little offer. Either way, I think I need to remember to pass it on a bit more. :)