Thursday, June 28, 2007 --- Wow...Clearly, I need to use more curse words!

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This rating was determined based on the presence of the following words:

* hell (3x)
* bitches (1x)

How is that possible??? I could swear (pun intended) that I have said more bad words than that...surely? Maybe I have kept it clean for the youths? I don't know why. No one reads my blog anyway. [INSERT SAD VIOLIN MUSIC HERE.]

I should just curse like a sailor from now on...LET IT FLY, V! I'm going for Rated R, c**ksuckers!!! [Drat it. It is precisely that kind of self-censorship which stands in the way of seeing my rating dreams fulfilled...pffft!]

**In all honesty, I don't think Mingle2's service has thoroughly scanned my blog...there's just no way I could be that clean. ;-)

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007 --- Oh, man...This site is right up our Hermanitis-Alley!

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Bookmark this site ASAP for your daily dose of hilarious passive-aggressiveness.

Sadly, I see a lot of my own behavior in some of these notes --- I always thought my well-thought-out-zinger signs in the work bathroom were a proactive public service to an invisible brown-bomber (and other, more unmentionable bathroom crimes!) Personally, I think leaving one's waste in the toilet for others to view is rather passive-aggressive, but apparently I am the passive-aggressive one! Who'da thunk it?

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Monday, June 25, 2007 --- Oh, those funny GFY girls!

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Clipmarked this lol goody...Amy Winehouse makes me nervous. I expect her to be smelly and possibly have pests in that hairdo!

I think the girls over at will back me up on this -- which is where I clipped this from. Ugh!

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Saturday, June 23, 2007 --- This ought to make you laugh!

What the hell is that thing on my head? This is my clever method for strapping two icepacks to the back of my head because I had a terrible headache at the base of my skull. After two Excedrins and the addition of my "apparatus", the pain is finally subsiding...and the amusement over how stupid I look is setting in!

[A flood of catty comments from the Peanut Gallery ensues...?]
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Friday, June 22, 2007 --- We went to visit my little friend tonight...

This is my little friend Cally who lives at Petco. [Sorry for the bad picture quality...we took the pictures with the man's camera phone.] We needed to get a new light fixture for one of our frog tanks so, I got to visit with my "bird friends" again. Isn't she cute?? And colorful?? ;-D

She gets very excited when we come to play -- as you can see from the picture -- as do all the other birds. She "beak climbs" up and down the bars to show off and get the feathers on her belly stroked. Funny Girl...

Here's where she begs, "TAKE ME HOME! PLEASE, TAKE ME HOME!" Awwwwwwwww. Well, maybe someday...poor baby. ;-D

We had a very nice visit with all the other varieties of Conures (including Tank -- who is another Sun Conure) and the Cockatiels, too. Everybody is desperate for attention when we come into the bird room...lots of screeching until you visit each one and say "hi". So, of course, we must coo at all the birds and give them some individual "hello" touching!

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Monday, June 18, 2007 --- Somebody...please tell me...

What the f*** is the deal with John from Cincinnati?? What the heck is this show about? I mean aside from the obvious surface storyline of being about a dysfunctional surfing family...I watched the second episode and I am still wondering if this John-guy is an angel? or Jesus? or what? And why does the dad float? And what is the gay lottery winner's deal??

It's a good thing that watching good surfing is its own reward, dude. Hopefully it will keep the audience willing to wait for some answers ;-)

Totally-Unrelated-Random-Thought-Moment: Someday, when I have a lot more discretionary income at my disposal, I really want a Sun Conure. Yes, I know we have cats. But I would keep it very safe from them. I promise, Santa. They are such sweet smart birds! I love to hang with them at the pet store and play -- especially with one named Cally. **sigh** [That is not my age-spotted hand in the picture -- photo courtesy of Parrot Pictures' page -- perhaps I'll take an actual picture of Cally next time we go to the pet store ;-D ]

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Monday, June 11, 2007 --- Recently acquired items of cuteness...and a heart-melting sweetie!

I am loving these new items that we got at the outlet a few days ago...very cute cotton, empire-waisted shirts from Old Navy. I got this white one as well as black and navy.

...and my ethnic-looking leather sandals from Naturalizer (very comfy on the tootsies!).

And, as a bonus treat for all of you cat lovers...a picture from Noodle's latest kitty photo session! He just melts his momma's heart --- in spite of how evil he can be...

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--- We're mad as hell...and we're not going to take it anymore!

And now...





In your ASS, LIONS!!

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Wednesday, June 6, 2007 --- The IRKING Update continues...

I can now cross one friend off of the "irking me" list. Refer to this post for more information.

Congratulations to J!!! [identity-protected] You are officially off the "irking me" list and all is forgiven :)

Check it: K, J, E, H and L

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--- Totally tired, but satisfied for the moment with the web...

YUP, she's UP!

WWW.LIZZIESUE.COM --- check it, Bitches!

In other news, a dissatisfyingly low number of my invites signed up for's so easy to use and fun --- works with IM, web, Mobile texting, and MacUsers can use a nifty application called Twitterrific so that they can Tweet (and get tweets) right from their desktop! Not to mention the neato Twittervision where you can watch what people are doing in real-time, all over the world on a GoogleMap/Twitter interface. I mean come on, was on NPR, so you know it has to be cool!!!

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Monday, June 4, 2007 --- When all else sucks...there is always Jackson :)

When stuff is sucking, you only have to look at this guy (Jackson the Cat) to realize what life is all about --- sunshine, relaxing and a fuzzy belly!

Thanks, Jackson! For always being a cool dude, no matter what. :)

Now if K, J, E, H and L could just get their acts together...(identity-protected friends that are irking me to varying degrees.) ;p

Sidenote: Isn't it incredible that one forward slash (/)...or lack thereof, can completely change one's blog formatting?? For a couple of days, the whole TBB (and tDL) blog had become bolded text and I thought I was going nuts...but it was all because of adding the "Musical Goodness" header on the sidebar. When I wrote the coding in the template, I had the title enclosed in bold tags that were not closed [ < b>Musical Goodness< b> instead of < b>Musical Goodness< / b > ]. DUH!! Thankfully, things are back to normal now. :)

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Friday, June 1, 2007 --- Well, I am almost done...

I am proud to say that the official (main) website is very close to being finished. It should be chock full of very cute graphics when it is done! The hardest part has really been the writing of the content. It's not that I can't write, but when it comes to creating graphics versus writing, I am definitely more comfortable with and motivated to do the art rather than the writing. The idea was to keep it light and fun --- in line with Lizzie Sue's unique personality --- while still being marketed well.

Also, it has been slow going because I got caught up in other things and this was less of a priority. But, it is also important to finish it because it is functioning as another example of my "web work." So, stay tuned...I think you will like it :)

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