Archive | July 2012

These are the Voyages

So last night the Mr. and I went on a double-date.

I know.

On a school night.

Can you even believe it???


We went to Lexington with our friends, Cara and Todd, to see a special 25th Anniversary viewing of 2 episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Scoff if you wish but it was lots of fun!!

First we went to Smashburger for supper and my, oh my, was it good!!!  I got the Buffalo Chicken sandwich which was worth every Weight Watcher point.  So good!!  Then it was on to the theater where I spent even more points for the junior size popcorn…..with butter.  Also good!

We walked into the theater not knowing what to expect.  As we went up the dark little hall and turned the corner we found that there are lots more Trekkies in Lexington than we thought!  The place was PACKED!!!  The usher (yes, they even had to have an usher!) told us that if we split up then there were seats near the top but if we wanted to all sit together we had to go to the front row!  No chance did I want to sit in the front row and since I’m a Southern Baptist, born and raised, I opted for the back row!

Cara and Todd led the way and up to the rafters we went.  They slid past some folks and sat together but then all we saw were individual seats.  What to do???  Just as were discussing whether we should go on down to the front and I’m standing there thinking, “if these people would just scooch, then we could sit together!” an older, white haired lady gets up and sits by a man who is apparently her husband!!!  They were sitting with a seat between them, for heaven’s sake!! 

I was all set to say thank you to this lady when I hear her tell her husband that this is why you should get to the theater early!  Can you believe that???  I mean, forgive us for having to actually work a job!!!  If we were retired, then we too could have gotten there in plenty of time!  And please, by all means, forgive me for making you have to sit by your husband!!!  Geez Louise! 

I was all set to sit there and stew a little but the lights went out and the show started.  The beginning was a documentary about how they digitally remastered the show from the 80’s and made it high def.  Basically it was a commercial for buying the DVD which comes out today. 

Then, on to the show!

The first episode was the one with the Traveler who takes the Enterprise billions of light-years from our galaxy.  The hero in this episode turns out to be none other than young Wesley Crusher (played by Will Wheaton).  Unfortunately, the only thing I could think of was this is Sheldon Cooper’s arch-enemy……………WHEA-TON!! (For those of you who are neither Star Trek fans nor Big Bang Theory fans, this is a big ole waste of your reading time!  Sorry ‘bout that!)

After the first episode was another documentary about casting the show.  It was very interesting.  And, yes, I laughed right along with all the other geeks.  Resistance was futile!

The second episode was the one where Data finds his brother, Lore.  Again, Wesley Crusher was the one who figured out that Lore was evil and was trying to kill them all.    At the end of this episode, the audience applauded and we sat through another “commercial” for the DVD.

All in all it was a good time.  I was disappointed that no one wore a costume.  Not even a Starfleet Academy uniform.  I did see one man in a Spock t-shirt that said something that I think was dirty.  I mean, I’m pretty naïve about such things.  I totally embarrassed the Mr. in a t-shirt shop one day because I didn’t understand that the shirt I kept reading REALLY loudly was actually bad.  I didn’t get it!

The only other bad thing was that Cara and Todd were on their best behavior because they didn’t want to give me any “material” for today’s post so I’ve got nothing too juicy to share.

Maybe next time I’ll just make something up. 🙂



Rainbow Dog, Royale With Cheese & Glitter

Today we took our sweet little Taj to the groomer.  He actually loves to go.  He gets to be around lots of people and play with other dogs.  The bad part is that we have to drop him off before work which means leaving the house by 7:30 then spending our whole lunch hour picking him up and taking him home. 

This morning when I dropped him off, the groomer had her own dog there and he was rainbow colored!!!  Here is a picture of a similar dog except the one I saw this morning even had his head colored:


I was a little afraid of what Taj would look like when I picked him up but he seemed content to stay so I went to work.

As I’ve mentioned before, the Mr. and I are trying to loose weight.  We didn’t last too long on the plan we originally started so we switched to Weight Watchers.  So far we’ve done pretty well.  We’ve both lost some weight and we’ve been able to eat regular food (which we like!).  

So today since we were picking up Taj, we knew we’d have to get something on the run.  Last night we studied the Weight Watchers list of McDonald’s food to see what we could afford with our daily points.  We both love Big Mac’s but found that the Quarter Pounder was less points.  So thats what we got and let me tell you, that was the best burger I’ve eaten in a good while!!!  So yummy!

We hurried and sucked those down so we could pick up Taj because if we ate afterwards, we’d have to share with the dog!  He loves food as much as we do!

How is it that I manage to fatten up all those around me????

All except Andrew.  What a skinny little thing!

Anyway, we drove to the vet’s office to get Taj and when they brought him out I was expecting him to be beside himself with joy over my arrival.  But, oh no!  He could have cared less to see me.  He was having way too much fun with Rainbow Dog and the big ole orange cat who have free reign over the office!!

I noticed that they had tied a blue bow around his neck.  They’ve never done that before and it was a little poofy for my liking.  Not very boyish in my opinion.  Of course, when the Mr. saw him, he immediately started calling him a sissy dog!  My poor baby!!

So I took that thing off as soon as I got us both belted into the truck. 

Thats when I noticed it.

It wasn’t just a blue ribbon……… was a GLITTERY blue ribbon!!!

And now I am glittery!

I had it EVERYWHERE!; on my clothes, on my arms, even on my face!

The Mr. said, “Your co-workers will think you’ve been stripping during your lunch hour!” 

Well first of all, NOBODY would pay money to see that!!  Maybe give me money to keep my clothes ON but definately not off.

And second, what does HE know about strippers and glitter???????

I think we’re gonna have to have a little talk when we get home!

Happy weekend!




The Best Laid Plans

The Mr. and I are very different.  I think I’ve shared that with you before but it’s worth repeating.  And I don’t just mean in the typical male/female ways.  He’s just an odd duck!  Don’t tell him I said that!  🙂

For example, when we get home from a trip, the Mr. likes to totally unpack the bags and put everything away before even sitting down!  That’s just crazy talk!

I, on the other hand, will continue to live out of my suitcase until its empty of all the clean clothes and/or laundry day rolls around.  This makes the Mr. insane!!

We went on our anniversary trip the weekend of June 22.  We were gone for just a few days but we each had our own bag.  When we got home, sure enough, the Mr. dutifully unpacks his bag and puts all his stuff away.  I also unpacked my bag since I was trying to be cooperative.

The Mr. asked where his suitcase goes.  Since we’ve recently moved into the Mahal, I understand that he’s still figuring out my crazy organization of our junk.  I just told him to leave it and I’d put it away.  Wasn’t that nice of me??

Imagine my surprise when, 3 weeks later, the Mr. dares to question why that red suitcase is still sitting out in our room!  The nerve!!! 

Its only been a few weeks.  What’s the hurry?????

And its not like I put mine away and left his……….mine is sitting there right beside his!!!

I’d like to tell you that I was contrite, immediately admitted my laziness and put the bags away but I must confess that my first reaction to  his inquiry was a little more heated than that.

A LOT more heated, actually.

Man, did that tick me off!!!!

So as soon as he left the room, I put my bag away and as I reached for his, I thought “I’ll show that Mr.” and I quickly put the suitcase on his side of the bed and covered it up with the blankets (surprise, surprise, I hadn’t made the bed that morning!).

Then all I had to do was wait.

The anticipation was KILLING me!  I couldn’t wait to see his face when he pulled those covers back.  This was going to be the best bazinga ever!!

He came back into the room and I piddled around waiting for him to discover my trickery.

He plugged in his phone.

He took off his belt and ring and laid them neatly on the dresser (he’s just too neat for his own good!).

He got a drink of water to take his pill.


This is it!

He grabs his pillow, walks around the bed and lays down…………..on MY side!!


He was getting on my side so that while we watched TV I could scratch his bloomin’ back!!!!

And here I was trying to swallow the grin on my face.  He was ruining it!!!

I finally marched over to his side, jerked the covers back revealing the suitcase, and said “LOOK!  You ruined it!”

He immediately started howling with laughter! 

For all you who think he’s a quiet, mild-mannered guy, let me tell you that his laughing was rattling the windows!!!  Scared poor Taj to death!!!

Drat…..foiled again!


“I’m Shavin”

Tonight’s a big night at the Mahal.

It’s butt-shaving night!!

Sorry, Mom, for using the “b” word.

If you know me well, you know my mantra…..”Mish don’t do poo”.

Well, good ole Mish has been doing a right-smart amount of hiney wiping lately and she’s sick of it!!!

Now before rumors get started that I’m shaving or wiping the Mr., let me assure you that I am not.  I’m talking about Taj.  The Mr. was trained long ago to take care of his own self!  And apparently ONLY himself.  It’s up to me to take care of the dog.

There’s nothing quite like being interrupted from making your lunch to take care of a hiney mess.   Of course, after gagging 10 or 12 times, I’m really not that hungry.

So maybe I’ve stumbled onto a new diet secret. 

I could make MILLIONS!!

Wish me luck tonight and I’m sorry I don’t have a picture to share of my lunch fiasco but I was too busy gagging to take a picture!

Maybe next time.  🙂