Saturday, January 31, 2009

Win-Cit-ay...and A.I., baby!

American Idol is about to return and I'm not sure I'm ready for it...

Last year, was by far, my favorite A.I in the history of the show. A.I. is what got us through our mundane jobs, it's what helped us make better/more friendships. It wasn't the show I loved, (Although, I was a David Cook fan FROM THE BEGINNING!!!) it was what the show brought to my life.

It was reading Gin's blog stuff that she emailed about the best and worst of the night. It was back and forth banter between J.A., Gin, Mary, etc. on who sucked and who didn't. It was creating your own commentary and defending your favorite idol wannabe, and of course making fun of KFC and her horse story.

Now, here I am, 2 and about a half hours away, and it just doesn't feel the same. I mean there are some clear front runners, and some total freaks...that if they make it, will be better to make fun of than Paula, but it's still not the same. I don't really even watch it. I Tivo, then fast forward through all the dumb crap, which includes all those cheesy commercials.

So, I guess I will watch it when it gets to the Top 12, and perhaps I will vote a time or 2, but it will never again be the way it was in 2008 at EDS, Winchester,KY...Holla!


Friday, January 30, 2009

To Catarina...just thinking of you.

Already Gone

My Mama mapped out the road that she knows
Which hands you shake and which hands you hold
In my hand-me-down Mercury, ready to roll
She knew that I had to go
And hang out, make lots of noise
And lay out late with a boy
Make the mistakes that she made 'cause she knew all along

I was already gone
I was already gone
I was already gone
Life is a runaway train you can't wait to jump on

They say the first time won't ever last
But that didn't stop me the first time he laughed
All my friends tried to warn me the day that we met
"Girl, don't you lose your heart yet"
But his dark eyes dared me with danger
And sparks fly like flame to a paper
Fire in his touch burning me up,
but still I held on

'Cause I was already gone
I was already gone
I was already gone
Life is a runaway train you can't wait to jump on

The last time I saw him, we packed up my things
And he smiled like the first time he told me his name
And we cried with each other
We split the blame for the parts that we couldn't change
Pictures, dishes and socks
It's our whole life down to one box
There he was waving goodbye on the front porch alone
But I was already gone
I was already gone
I was already gone
I was already gone
I was already gone

Hang out, make lots of noise
And lay out late with a boy
Make the mistakes that she made,
life is a runaway train
My mama mapped out the road that she knows
Which hands to shake, which hands you hold
In my hand-me-down Mercury
Life is a runaway train you can't wait to jump on

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Verlissa is 40..woo hoo!!!!

It's not that bad...and you still look good!
Happy Birthday, V!
Love ya!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

25 Random thoughts...

Have you seen this?
You know, someone tags you to write 25 Random things.
I thought I would do it. I mean, this blog in and of its self is random, but I'll keep this post truly random.

  1. I want to be Galinda in the musical WICKED.
  2. Shoes, I need new black high-heels. I always do though!
  3. I need to bake a cake, but will likely cheat and buy one.
  4. I secretly have a webkinz Panda and I play online games with my little daughter several nights a week in the webkinz arcade. (RPS)
  5. I detest kids who are disrespectful...
  6. ...and Moms who allow them to be.
  7. My dream of being an Oscar winning actress stays buried in the back of my mind, but I think of it daily.
  8. I'm smarter than 75-80% of the people I know, and I know some smart people...LOL.
  9. I DO NOT like the game Monopoly.
  10. I like my boobs, but will likely "adjust" them later in life.
  11. I'm pretty insecure, but hide it well.
  12. I LOVE MY MOM, and have no idea who my biological father is...and could really care less about him.
  13. My eldest daughter is one of the most UNBELIEVABLE people on the face of this earth.
  14. My husband doesn't like flip-flops, but I love them.
  15. I want to take my family to Egypt.
  16. I believe the Magic 8-ball and have since like 3rd grade. :o)
  17. I wished I read my bible more.
  18. Jack Johnson is wonderful.
  19. The nearest Starbucks is in London, KY.
  20. I need a new washer and dryer...with pedestals.
  21. I love my ex-husband's wife.
  22. I never thought I would be a school teacher.
  23. I will run, at least, one marathon this year.
  24. I miss New Orleans, but would never tell my husband that...
  25. I like who and where I am.

There it is...

Mrs. B

Friday, January 23, 2009


be-lieve  /bɪˈliv/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [bi-leev] Show IPA verb, -lieved, -liev-ing.

–verb (used without object) have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so: Only if one believes in something can one act purposefully.

–verb (used with object) have confidence or faith in the truth of (a positive assertion, story, etc.); give credence to. have confidence in the assertions of (a person). have a conviction that (a person or thing) is, has been, or will be engaged in a given action or involved in a given situation: The fugitive is believed to be headed for the Mexican border. suppose or assume; understand (usually fol. by a noun clause): I believe that he has left town.

—Verb phrase
6.believe in, be persuaded of the truth or existence of: to believe in Zoroastrianism; to believe in ghosts. have faith in the reliability, honesty, benevolence, etc., of: I can help only if you believe in me.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


I was. I am a Hillary supporter. I do not lie about where my loyalty and vote goes...but, ultimately. I vote for the candidate that believes the way I do and one that sees the change that needs to occur in our world today.

I voted Obama.

I never fainted or swooned when I heard him speak before election night, but when he gave his acceptance speech in November, I sat up and listened. He made me want to believe that he could quite possibly change the world, at least the part I live in.

Today, that change will start and I look forward to watching it occur right before my eyes.

:o) CBB

Monday, January 19, 2009

Claudia's Birthday

Catarina, Claudia and Me.

the PERFECT birthday "King" cake!

"gal pals"


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Road trip with my mother!

No words...LOL, but we did have a great road trip together!
...truck stop shower... parking lot nap...
...pickle juice...
...jack johnson...
...putting her out to smoke....
...spending time with the girls...

Friday, January 9, 2009


OK, so I wanted a Cadillac.
Everyone keeps telling me this is an awesome new ride, but...I wanted a Cadillac.

However, it was not my turn to decide. After the buy-back from Toyota, it was really Mr. Chad's choice on what to get for us...and this was it.

Don't get me wrong, it is super nice vehicle. Nice and roomy, great for traveling, perfect for the girls and when new baby "H" comes along. The husband did a very good job on his selection.

Honey, I'm very happy with your choice.

Friday, January 2, 2009

The new Year.

No Resolutions...Just living this year!