let the experiment(s) begin …

  What a week it has been.  I finished up my previous job on Wednesday at 4.45 pm and haven’t looked back – and never plan to look back.  I miss some of the great people I was working with and I’ll leave it at that.  Since Thursday, I’ve been focused on my new adventure … one that I know is going to be challenging, but so much fun!  I’m so excited to be working with a great group of people in helping excite kids about learning … the last couple of days have been dusty, crazy, overwhelming & extremely exhausting, but I’ve LOVED every single millisecond of it! 🙂  There’s a lot left to be done, but everything will be ready when it has to be … so, here’s to the next chapter in my career, to the people I’ll be working with and so, let the experiment(s) begin …

  RHoNJ was great this week w/ everyone in Italy, but I’ll say that there’s no way I’d travel with Teresa and her kids … it’s too much drama.  I find it amazing that the Staubmeister sat in a restaurant talking about Joe having been in an accident (allegedly driving drunk – which he wasn’t according to police records) … talking with a CONVICTED felon about other people.  She needs to be locked up for the rest of her delusional life.  I’m just sayin’! The Real World: New Orleans was okay – it looks like they’re focusing on the people who cause drama in the house on a regular basis … I still don’t like Ryan and now, I think Knight is being added to that category.  The rest of my shows were great this week … I think it’s safe to say that Rizolli & Isles is one of my new favourites. 🙂  I haven’t had the chance to watch Whale Wars from Friday yet … but I’ll do that tomorrow afternoon once I’m home from my mum’s – spending the weekend here to relax! 🙂

  On Monday, I begin the renovation phase of my body … I know it’s going to be a lot of hard work, but I’m committed to it and determined.  I’ve already met with my nutritionist and we’ve devised a great ‘menu’ … I don’t really eat that bad, but I don’t eat as often as I should – does that make sense?  I’m going to move my mini-fridge to my new work location & keep it stocked with my drinks, yogurt and other stuff!   So, I’m ready for this challenge … and I’m going to win it! 🙂 

  I’ve been following the story about the mosque being proposed near the 9/11 site – Ground Zero – and I won’t be politically correct – at all … I’m against it 110% – that is rubbing salt in the wounds of families and friends of those who died there that day … I don’t care if the group wanting to build there weren’t directly connected with that gr0up of Islamic terrorists; I don’t care if Mr Obama and Mr Bloomberg are for it … period. 

  It’s wrong. It’s inconsiderate. It’s being done to stir the pot.  Build your mosque somewhere else in the city … why does it have to be right there … if it’s a house of worship — it can built somewhere else.  So, if you are a good group of Muslims as you say … build elsewhere and prove your goodwill instead of hurting people.

  I cannot wait for college football season!!!! It’s less than a month away … I’m not going to the first game @ Florida State on 4 September because I’ll be on a Labour Day weekend cruise … it’s my little holiday!  Of course, the US Open will be around that time as well and I’m excited to watch that … ready for Rafa Nadal to win that title!!!!  

  We received our season tix back in June … we’ve got some great home games this year … I wasn’t going to travel to Miami, but I’ve since changed my mind and I’m going now … I’m really excited about this year — it’ll be strange now seeing Coach Bowden on the sidelines, but his spirit will certainly be there!   Really looking foward to seeing Christian Ponder (#7) back on the field … I think he’s going to light it up this year!  LET’S GO NOLES! 🙂

  Hopefully everyone had a great week and is now enjoying their weekend … I’m about to go take a little nap (yes, I need my afternoon nap!) and then who knows what adventures I’ll have later this afternoon and this evening! 🙂 




Bryce & Miss Nica 😛


I don’t have to admit anything…

Forgive me bloggees, for I have sinned.  It has been forever-and-a-day since I last posted.  I’m going to really try to start scribbling more often … I think once I make a big transition next week … I’ll get myself on track.  Am I absolved? 🙂

I’ve not seen DESPICABLE ME yet, but I’m going to find a way to go see it soon.  I’ve heard from a good number of my friends that it’s really funny.  I saw this picture and it kind of reminded me of what it’s like when you’ve got things tugging at yer mind … you know, all kinds of things that can be either good or bad, but just a little too much at times.  Make sense?  I’m going through that right now, but by end of the day on 11 August … my life will certainly calm down.  And I’ll be extremely thankful for that in so many ways and there will be some sadness to not be working with some people on a daily basis, but it’s ALL good in the end! 🙂

I don’t have to admit anything, but I’ll let you in on a secret … if you’ve read my ramblings then you prolly already know this: I love reality tv.  I don’t watch as much of it as I used to, but I do have my favourites … The Real World, Real Housewives of New Jersey (RHoNJ), The Rachel Zoe Project, Kell on Earth, Flipping Out and My Life on the D-List.  Yer prolly saying, “That seems like a lot to me.”  Let me reassure you that this list pales in comparison to the past. 🙂  So, we’ve had our fair share of villains during the 24-year run of The Real World; however, I’ll have to say that Ryan on this season is the Villain of all Villain’s on the show.  I can describe him in one word (a lot of others, but I’m trying to be somewhat appropriate here!): asshole.  He’s the biggest hypocrite and I’m so curious to know if Preston finds out just about ALL of the things Ryan has done to him … I’d be PISSED.  As for my girls on RHoNJ … I’m so hoping that Danielle gets kicked off the show — I’ve NEVER seen anyone LIE as if she cannot be caught in her lies … she’s delusional and doesn’t seem to remember that when she says/does things on camera — people are GOING to see/hear it.  I was happy to see that Kim-G finally saw Danielle for who she has always been.  It was good to see Dina back on for the Christening!  Okay, enough … right? 🙂

Last night I had sushi with one of my former students and her mum.  It was an absolutely wonderful evening — I’d had such a long week @ work and it’s just what I needed.  I’ve aggravated an old pinched nerve and I’ve been dealing with pain … add that to the nonsense I’ve been ‘dealing’ with and it just makes everything tiresome!  And I’m having lunch today with another former student … I’m looking forward to it even though she’s a Gator. Blah.  I get to pick up Charlie this afternoon … we’re making a trial run to see if Nica can share her house with him … I’m hoping it WORKS out because she really needs a playmate for the times when I just need some peace and quiet — don’t get me wrong, I love, love my puppy, but Jack Russell Terriers aren’t — most of the time — the ‘let me lay down and not pester you to play, go for a walk’ kinda dogs!

The oil has stopped gushing into the Gulf; however, the devastation will take decades to deal with … it’s been heart wrenching watching or seeing the animals that have died or suffer because of the oil.  I’ve been watching the show Whale Wars and if I could single-handedly put a stop to Japan’s butchering of endangered Humpback Whales and the slaughter of dolphins, I’d do it no matter what the cost.  I’m so enraged by the lack of understanding the Japanese people have about EXTINCTION and the killing of some of the most prolific and intelligent creatures on the face of this planet.  I’m personally responsible for 11 of my friends doing a Tour of Asia totally cancelling 10 days in Japan … I think people need to boycott Japan completely — screw their “culture of killing whales and dolphins” in the name of “research” … yeah, research my ass.   You can learn more about the atrocities Japan is committing in the name of research by visiting Sea Shepherd — this site focuses on illegal whaling, murder of other ocean life and environmental issues involving our oceans.

Okay … that’s it for me for now … I’m going to make an effort to blog more … I promise. 🙂



Here’s to Friday!