Month: October 2004


Just a little reminder… you have to let all the graphics load on the main page first before x-ing or minimizing the Geocities ad-box window in the right hand corner. If you try and close the box before all the graphics finish loading, it will stop the loading processes and the site will look like crap. Just thought I’d share that with you.

It’s one of those days that feels like it needs a nap right in the middle of it. Now would be a good time, but I feel I still haven’t decorated my house enough yet for Halloween. The really funny/sad thing is I’m going to all this trouble of making my place look spooky and I don’t even know if I’ll actually be opening the door to kids on Sunday night. I know, I’m such a suck.

I guess it would be wrong of me to cocktease all the kids in the area with a cool looking house, only to have them show up in a couple days and find out that I’m not even home. Knowing me I’ll buy a couple bags of candy either at Costco or the supermarket and shell-out goodies for a few hours at least. After all, I’d hate for the giant spider and big pumpkin to go to waste.

For everyone else out there, have a happy and safe Halloween.


Happy Halloween… two days early!

Yah. It’s Friday. The Friday before Halloween. Yah! A few people came to the office today dressed up. I wasn’t one of them. I’ve had enough problems trying to come up with a costume for the parties this weekend. I didn’t need to worry about one more outfit. I figure I could just show up here with my hair un-washed and wearing last night’s clothes and that would be scary enough. I was actually expecting more people to get into the Halloween spirit, but I guess one just looks strange wearing a costume two days before Halloween.

Oh, and so far the Secret Slimmers have passed the Zoey-Test. The Zoey-Test being I am total clutz and bump into everything and anything. I don’t know why I do, I just have a bad habit of it. Yesterday was no different. I was walking into my kitchen and naturally I cut my entrance a little too close to the counter and bumped my leg against the cupboard door. Of course I couldn’t have been wearing my leather pants. No. I had to be wearing my pleated skirt and new Secret pantyhose. I thought for sure I’d torn a hole in the nylons but as luck would have it, they were fine. Not even a scratch. Not even a run. Either they have a built-in healing factor or they are stronger and better made that most nylons I get. Yah for the super-pantyhose!

Both Shooting from the Hips and Dirty Laundry are on line today. See how much I love you people. Even without a costume and while celebrating my awesome pantyhose, I still managed to get my columns up on line for you to read. Hope you like ’em. Sorry, no Halloween theme this year. That’s the problem with being low mouse on the totem pole. You don’t get the cool holiday features right away.

The morning after

So the Red Sox win the World Series and there’s no Thursday Morning Mail-Bag Letter of the Week. Actually, the two have nothing to do with one another, I was just stating facts.

Why is there no letter this week? Because once again I became bored with the idea. So many of you sent in interesting emails that I will get around to answering, but right now I just feel like bucking the system and doing something new. That’s my biggest problem. I change my mind a lot. Someone once told me I change my mind more than I change my bra, which I took to be a good thing at the time, but looking back could have been a real comment on my personal hygiene.

Boo to them in that case. I will answer emails when I feel like it or when I can’t think of anything creative or interesting to say in my updates. (Repetitive blogs about New Beetles, Smart Cars, shopping in Buffalo, Secret pantyhose and Ashlee Simpson might be some people’s idea of lackluster updates and a serious absence of creativity) So everyone, thanks for all the emails, keep ’em coming and I will get to each and every one of them.

Last night’s show is what’s on my mind right now. Being as special guest of BenQ Canada as they presented the BenQ Live Concert Series event for October meant one thing to me; free food and drinks. Let me tell you… my head is still throbbing. I can’t help but wonder, is it a good thing when the bartender has your rum and cokes ready and waiting for you even before you reach the bar, and the waitress bringing around the snacks knows your name? It also gave me a chance to hear Stabilo live.

You may recall I honestly had no idea who they were when I first found out about the show, but after seeing them play, I can tell you… they rock pretty hard. Really nice bunch of guys too. Friendly and all with a good sense of humor. I even met a few guys from Michigan who drove five hours just to see them. Now that’s dedication to a band. You can check out Stabilo’s web site here.

A blah Wednesday

I wore a skirt today to work so I could show off my new nylons. They still feel great. It’s nice to have a pick-me-up on a day like this. It’s not a really bad day or something, just a day when everything feels “blah”.

I might go to Buffalo and do some grocery shopping again this weekend, but I’ll have to see how I feel on Saturday. I still haven’t picked out a costume yet, despite all the great emails I’ve been getting from everyone telling me what I should dress up like. I seriously gave some thought to going as “The Bride” from Kill Bill vol 1, with a yellow track-suit and a huge-ass sword, but yellow track suits with big black stripes down the side are hard to come by these days.

There’s only a few days left in October and it feels like this whole month has just gone rushing by. Normally it’s one of my favorite months for taking walks at night or just looking at seeing all the pretty fall colors, but this year it went by in a flash. Maybe I’ll get some “fall feelings” out of November. Of course, with my 30th birthday coming, I’m sure I’ll be getting other types of feelings.

Loving the new ‘hose

Okay. I’ve been rubbing my legs like a mad woman for the past few hours to the point where I feel I should be slipping folded dollar bills into my underwear and buying an over-priced drink. My legs feel great. Yes. Great. As in Tony The Tiger Grrrrreat. Except I doubt his legs ever felt this good.

I didn’t have the smarts to wear a skirt to the office so I had to wait until I got home to try on my free Secret Slimmers samples. And what a sample pack they are! I love getting free stuff. Send me more. Also, you can tell it was a woman who put together the gift bag samples because there is more than one package of pantyhose included. Only a woman would have the foresight to think of that. Sorry men, don’t feel bad. You’d have to own a few pairs to know what I’m talking about.

Seriously though, my legs feel great. No, you can’t feel them. Just take my word for it. I’ve worn Secret before, but for some reason these babies are cat’s ass when it comes to leg and body shaping things. I may just wear a skirt every day until I’ve used up all my skirts in my closet. Naturally there would be some days when it would be acceptable to “repeat” and wear the same skirt more than once in a week, but those are just small details that can be fixed later on.

I’ve been getting a lot of pats on the back and high-fives from people who read my “special” Hips column about Ashlee Simpson that ran today. I’ll post it either tomorrow or the day after for everyone on the site so you can read it, and then read it again. It was the first Hips column I’ve done for the new paper since leaving the old one. Truthfully it was billed as “social pop commentary” but it’s still Shooting From The Hips.

Speaking of Hips, that reminds me. I need to sign up again at the fitness club. I’ve kinda been letting my membership go and haven’t been working out as much. Probably one of the reasons I’m so glad to get a bag full of Secret Slimmers. Plus they have a pool. I love swimming in that pool. I wonder if they’d let me swim in my new Slimmers?

Back on track

Things seem to be a little better today. The graphics are behaving well on the site and I’m full of beer and chicken wings from last night. Wing Night has to be changed to only once a month, for the sake of my waste-line.

But speaking of that… the good people from Secret Pantyhose came by the office and dropped off nice little care packages for all the ladies here featuring their new “Secret Slimmers”. For those who don’t have to wear nylons or have only tried them on for fun not knowing why we wear them, these Slimmers are a blessing in the form of Lycra goodness. They not only make your legs look good, they also promise “A new line of shaping styles for a shapely and smooth silhouette with absolutely no panty lines.” At least that’s what it said on the note.

Needless to say I walked in to see all the girls trying on theirs. Let me say this; for someone like myself who’s 5′ 10″, finding a good pair of pantyhose is very, very important. What a perfect way to start the day. Yah! Free pantyhose. Funny how it’s the little things that make me smile.

Also, I’ve been invited to the second BenQ Live Concert Series event happening tomorrow night. This time, it features Vancouver-based band Stabilo. I’ll be honest, I’ve never heard of them either, but they seem to be a Christian rock band of sorts and there’s always free food at these types of events. I’ll let you know how it goes. Maybe I’ll wear my new pantyhose.

And yes… even more proof that I don’t watch enough TV. With all the fuss yesterday about my site and my bad mood, everyone expected me to go off on Ashlee Simpson for her lip-syncing crap on Saturday Night Live. I finally saw the tape of what happened and boy, did she come off looking like an idiot! In case you haven’t seen it, it went something like this.

Jude Law introduces her, band starts playing, Ashlee strikes a typical “pop-music” pose to let us know that her dancing will be more entertaining that her music. Suddenly, we hear her voice while her microphone is nowhere near her mouth. Vocals quickly fade out, Ashlee knows that gig is up, so she starts to dance – badly.

She then walks off stage while her band keeps playing. It’s nice to see pop-stars exposed as the frauds they really are.

Okay, so it wasn’t a Milli Vanilli lip-sync deal, but slowly the vail is being pulled off that crappy genre of music and I know a lot of her “fans” turned against her. Funny how these things happen, isn’t it?

Wings will make everything better

Things may or may not be getting better with the site. The graphics seem to load when they feel like it, then they don’t. I don’t get it. Why am I cursed to have this crap in my life? I know there are far worse things like being eaten by a tiger or shot in the ass, but having your web site not work is a real pain. I also know there are millions of children in the world who go to bed each night and none of their web sites work either, but frankly, I’m not them.

I have however figured out a new template for the site and then of course the task of moving each and every single page to a new location and ARRRRRRGGGGHHHHHHHHHH I don’t even want to think about it. So let’s just pray things work out, okay?

Wing Night seems like the best thing possible right now, so as far as I know, it’s on like Donkey Kong, baby! Needless to say I’ll be glad to put this day behind me. Nothing seems to be going right. And it’s not just the web site either. Everything seems to be set on “Piss off Zoey” mode today for some reason. Oh, and I’ve decided the only way to keep this house of mine clean is to clean one room a day. For what it’s worth, my bedroom is now clean and looks great. I also got creative and cleaned the upstairs bathroom too.

I’m now going to mess up the tub by taking a bath and then the bed by taking a nap until it’s wing time.