maro Lip Schtick: September 2006p

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Say hello to my newest friend

Since she just commented on Lip Schtick eight times, I figured I owed her a shout out:

I was Trailer Trash when Trailer Trash Wasn't Cool

Swing by and give 'er a holler, wouldja?

Just don't call her white trash.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Tag! I'm it - #9

Because she's a pal, and because she knows I loves me a good meme, I give you the latest tag from Nicole (well, it's not really the latest, but it's one she hooked me up with FOREVER ago):

Four jobs I’ve had in life:
1. Day care center employee (when I was 16 and WAY too young to be in charge of 3-year-olds)
2. Super-waitron (yes, a waitress)
3. Retail putz
4. Account executive

Four movies I’ve watched over and over:
1. When Harry Met Sally
2. Miss Congeniality
3. Can't Buy Me Love (and yes, I STILL think it's awesome)
4. The Color Purple

Four places I have lived:
1. Norman, OK
2. Oklahoma City, NY
3. Tampa, FL
4. In my own little world

Four TV shows I love to watch:
1. Six Feet Under
2. Friends
3. Studio 60
4. Heroes

Four places I have been on vacation:
1. Austria
2. Germany
3. France
4. Switzerland

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Sushi!
2. Hamburgers
3. Several types of veggies
4. Breads of all kinds

Four places I would rather be now:
1. On vacation
2. On vacation
3. On vacation
4. Running a marathon - and succeeding

Four best qualities about me:
1. I laugh loudly
2. I appreciate a good sense of humor
3. I love animals
4. I am blunt (which is also one of the worst things about me)

Four people I hope will respond:
1 - Bug
2 - Jessi
3 - The Incurable Insomniac
4 - EK

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Six new series - like I need to watch more TV

OK. Since I currently don't watch any of the big shows like Grey's Anatomy, Lost, Boston Legal, or any of the umpteen CSIs, I figured I'd give some of the new shows a chance.

So, my DVR is set to record the following:

Studio 60
Six Degrees
Brothers and Sisters

We'll see how they do.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Weight Watchers weigh in - week 17

12.4 pounds lost.

10 left until I reach my goal.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Like mother, like daughter ... sort of

My mom and I had lunch together today.

We looked like a couple of idiots.

Her right leg is broken, and my right ankle is sprained.

Coupled with the fact that we look alike physically, well, let's just say that our gimp routine could win us a comedic performance award, I'm sure.

What a couple of losers.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Murphy's Law strikes again

Well, I finally got to the point where I could run six miles, and what do you know?

I sprained a ligament in my ankle.


On Saturday I ran a 5K race in my best time (a little over 30 minutes) and hurt my ankle in the process.

What a pisser.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Who do you dig?

Most people seem to prefer one to the other.

So, I ask you:

Elvis ...

... or the Beatles?

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Martha, Martha, Martha!

Martha Stewart:

Love 'er?

or hate 'er?

Friday, September 22, 2006

Is it bad ...

... that I still watch Beverly Hills, 90210 reruns?

And is it bad that I can somehow relate different elements and events in my life to a 90210 episode?

OK, yes.

It is bad.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Life's burning questions - #4

I just saw an Internet poll that asked:

Is it too early for Christmas displays in stores?

I say, resoundingly, YES.

What do you say?

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Weight Watchers weigh in - week 16

12 pounds lost.

10.4 left until I reach my goal.

Dang! I gained .6 again!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

I wish I'd said it - #4

"You can't take the homer out of the technology."

- Former Oklahoma head football coach Barry Switzer, describing the instant replay official's lack of judgment in overturning a horrific call in the Oklahoma - Oregon game last Saturday.

Monday, September 18, 2006

With a little help from my friend

I ran my first 10K race on Saturday.

Don't kid yourself; it sucked.

But it would have been far suckier if my friend (we'll call her Cecelia) hadn't been there to cheer me on.

I'm sure it sucked for her, too ... she had a cold and I was one of the last runners to finish.

But I did it, by God!

Can't wait 'til the next one.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Word to my mutha

About ten days ago my mom was walking down the stairs at her home when she felt a "pop" in her right leg just below the knee.

"Strange," she thought. "That didn't feel so good."

She found out Friday, after visiting an orthopedic surgeon, that her leg is broken.

How do ya like that?!


Just from walking down stairs. And, she had been walking around on it for ten days while broken!


She doesn't have osteoporosis ... it was just one of those freak things.

So, if you have a moment, please feel free to send some warm thoughts mom's way to help speed her recovery.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

A follow up ...

... have you ever been on the receiving end of option a?

Friday, September 15, 2006

You tell me - #22

Here's a question.

What do you do when you see someone, at the mall perhaps, that you really don't want to talk to?

Do you:

a - act like you didn't see them and run for the hills?


b - do the nice thing and approach them anyway?

You tell me.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Pet peeves - #6 continued


While we're on the subject of mispronounced words ...

It's jaguar.

NOT jagwire.

And for that matter ...

There is only one r is sherbet.

Therefore, if I hear one more person pronounce it sherbert, I may have to kick said person's ass.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Weight Watchers weigh in - week 15

12.6 pounds lost.

9.8 pounds left until I reach my goal.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The day after

It is very hard for me to grasp that 9/11 took place five years ago.

Time flies ...
... and I don't know if that's always a good thing.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Welcome back!

This has been a long time coming.

But please, people, help me give a warm Lip Schtick welcome to RedDirt of Fits & Starts.

You may not dig everything he has to say, but trust me.

You'll read him anyway.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Gimme the wheat

Is it too much to ask for some grocery store (other than WalMart, because we all know how I feel about WalMart) to offer some whole wheat tortilla chips?

Apparently it is, because I can't find them anywhere!


Saturday, September 09, 2006

Howdy dootie!

I just found out from Nicole that Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown are untying the knot.

This concerns me.

Who's gonna dig the dootie bubbles outta her butt now?

-Hat tip to Defamer

Friday, September 08, 2006

Life's burning questions - #3

We all have our fave scents or smells.

I love the smell of freshly mown grass, rain-scented candles, and markers (yes, markers!).

But what I wanna know is ...

... what is your least favorite smell?

Patchouli would be at the top of my "scents I found most oh-so-heinous" list.


Thursday, September 07, 2006

Ain't that a bitch

You know, I am typically not what one may consider "prude."

But I gotta tell ya.

I am a little freaked out lately by the incessant use of the word bitch being thrown about by young people.

In my day, you just didn't call people bitches.

Now, every time I turn around, I hear some kid throwing the word bitch around like it's no big deal.

The other day I heard some teens tossing around the banter freely at my local Target:

"Let's go, bitch!"

Or sometimes when I watch my crappy reality shows like Real World Road Rules Challenge, it is completely normal to hear the youngsters shout things like, "Get off your fat ass, bitch!"

As if it's not bad enough that someone notices that you have a fat ass, but now you've gotta be called a bitch as well.

What is this world coming to?

And am I too young, a mere 35, to be offended by this display of boorishness?

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Weight Watchers weigh in - week 14

9.8 pounds lost.

12.6 pounds left until I reach my goal.

After 14 weeks, the inevitable happened.

I gained.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


Am I the last person on earth who doesn't have a DVD player?


And for the record, I don't even understand what the hell an MP3 player is.

Monday, September 04, 2006

When I grow up ...

When we were kids, some of us had an idea of what our professions would be when we grew up.

I always thought I'd be a news anchor.

That is, until my first video production class in college, in which I completely froze in front of the camera. I proceeded immediately to my advisor's office to change my major from broadcast journalism to radio/TV/film production. I swiftly went from on-camera aspirations to behind-the-scenes hiding ... all in one afternoon.

Now, I work in a field that relates little to either, although unlike a lot of folks, my major did help me get to where I am now (after a few years in broadcast production, I decided I wasn't really creative enough to keep going, nor was it as fun as I thought it would be).

So, I have to ask ...

... what did you wanna be when you grew up?

And are you doing what you thought you would as a child?

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Pet peeves - #6

Listen up, people.

It's supposedly.

Not supposably.

Refrain from saying supposably, or I will kill you.

Thank you, and have a great day.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Gettin' my fash-on

Is it bad that whenever the Old Navy "Get Your Fash-on" commercial comes on, that I must stop what I'm doing, get up, and dance a little jig in my living room?

Of course it's not bad.

Maybe weird that I would confess to all two of you who read this blog ...

... but not bad.

Friday, September 01, 2006

The aging process


Two-thirds gone.

I can feel my crows feet lengthening ... more gray hairs sprouting.

And it doesn't feel awesome.

I suppose I could go with the whole "40 is the new 30" way of thinking ...

... except in my case, 35 is the new 35.

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