Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Britney's Little Sister is Knocked Up


You've got to be kidding me right?? I saw the story on tmz.com earlier this morning and was hoping it was wrong. But the later it gets in the day the more it looks like it's true. She's SIXTEEN years old! She's barely old enough to drive and she's going to be a mother? Apparently her wreck of a mom gave her permission to live with her boyfriend this past Spring. Because that's a good idea, letting a 16 year old live on her own AND with a boy. What do they expect? If you treat kids like they're adults they'll make adult decisions. But when it comes down to it, they still deal with things like kids.

Yes, she's owning up to it and keeping the baby but is that really the best thing? A couple who is older and unable to have children of their own would LOVE that child but NO. It's going to stay with it's 16-year-old mother in that CRAZY Spears family.

Good lord..

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Christmas already?

I looked at the calendar yesterday and couldn't believe it was December 17th. And today is the 18th!! Christmas in in one week, how is that possible? Where did the time go? Good thing I got my shopping done early or I would be freaking out right now. Wow, before ya know it, it'll be 2008 and I will have been married almost two years. Just...wow.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

C-section with a side of labotomy, please

So this is something I've been thinking about for awhile and really need to get off my chest. Wherever I look, there are babies. Crying babies in grocery stores, pretty much everyone around me getting pregnant, holding friends babies, baby showers, baby pictures, etc., etc.

Now don't get me wrong, I love babies. OTHER PEOPLE'S babies. Yes, Steve and I have been married almost two years. No, we aren't planning on having kids any time soon....or ever, actually. Yes, that's right. Steve and I are breaking with convention and saying that we might not ever have children. We like our life. We like being selfish and only having to care about each other. We like being able to sleep in until 10:00 if we were out late the night before. We like to be able to pick up and go to a late game...or out of town for a few days. We like being financially stable and being frivilous with our money if we want to because...well, we can. We like the idea of being able to retire early and buy a camper and drive around the country visiting different baseball parks.

I understand I would be missing out on things if we don't have kids. I would miss out on teaching my child things that I know. I would miss out on watching my child learn and grow and laugh and play and smile. I would miss out on something that's the product of my husband and I. I would miss out on making my parents (and Steve's) grandparents.

But I'm still young. I don't have that maternal instinct right now. Will I ever have it? Who knows. When I see my friend's babies, I think they're adorable but it doesn't make me yearn to have one. I know women who all they wanted was a child, regardless of their situation, they wanted to be a mother more than anything. After I hold a child I just give it back and go on with my day, get to go home to see the hubby, have dinner and go to sleep.

And why is it that my friends that have had kids are suddenly not really good friends anymore? It's more than just the fact they don't have a lot of time. It's the fact they don't have a lot of time, always talk about babies and somehow think of me differently now because I haven't experienced child birth. Things come out of their mouths such as, "You just can't understand, you're not a parent." No, I'm not a parent but suddenly I'm a robot? I still have feelings. When a friend says to me, "Don't tell me you're tired. You're not a parent; you don't know tired," I am a little offended. Do I offend them when they used to tell me they were tired when they weren't in college and I was working my ass off? Did I retort back with, "You're not in college. You don't have to cram for tests and work two jobs. You don't know tired."? No, no I didn't.

Just because I'm not a parent and don't really plan on being one doesn't mean I'm any less of a person. It doesn't MEAN anything except for the fact I won't be a parent.

And why do parents feel the need to shun you for other parents? Some of these women I've known since we were 12 years old and suddenly I have to take a back seat to someone they've suddenly become best friends with because they're both mom's now. For example: I have these two friends, one is pregnant, one has a baby about 5 months old. They aren't really friends with each other, just acquaintences through me. Well, now, apparently, they're friends! They have been getting together, posting things on MySpace, etc. etc. I miss these friends too. i want to see them too. But they're too busy when i ask. But when someone with a kid asks, they have all the time in the world.

Don't get me wrong. I have some friends who have babies who haven't REALLY changed. I mean, obviously they've changed since they're parents, but they haven't changed who they are. They're still the same friend, just with a kid. They can talk about other things besides diaper genies (which I still don't fully understand what that is), they still love their child but their ENTIRE life doesn't revolve ONLY around the blessed child. They love their child but they're still themselves. Unfortunately a lot of my friends have lost who they are. They cease being (fill in the name) and become (blanks) parent. Apparently they had a c-section and then a lobotamy.

People ask me why I don't want to have kids. They ask me like it's the strangest thing in the world. My answer to them is simple: I married my husband to be with my husband, not to make babies. I married my husband because I can't live without him, because my life is better with him in it and my life is happier when I see him. I already don't get enough time with him, why would I want to add something to the mix that takes even more time away from each other?
Okay, rant over :)

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Dog's Pup Comes to the Rescue

Duane Chapman, better know as "Dog the Bounty Hunter", was recently scrutinized when a racist, hate filled voicemail he left for his son was released. Dog used the "N" word several times and told his son that he better stop dating his black girlfriend because if she hears them use the "N" word then she'll turn them in and they'll lose their show...among other things.

Once this was released, Dog was, of course, incredibly remorseful. He was sorry for saying those things, he's going to consult with his (black) priest for forgiveness and threw around Hawaiian words for inner peace.

According to TMZ.com, one of Dog's other sons (he has 9 children) has come to the Big Dog's rescue by saying that his father is definitely NOT a racist.

"My dad's not a racist man, if he was, he would have no hair, he'd have swastikas on his body and he'd go around talking about Hitler."





Um, no little pup. That's what we call a Nazi. A person can be racist against a certain race, sexual orientation or gender without being a Nazi. But maybe that's not the "Aloha" way since Dog seems to be so up on his Hawaiian culture. Ya know, being from Denver and all.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Worst Kept Secret in Hollywood


So Christina Aguilera has finally admitted she was preggers. Two words...no....shit. I thought she was just getting fat, but apparently I was wrong. Duh!! Of course she's pregnant. But I admire the fact she didn't hide it and hide it, it's her prerogative to not announce it to the world the second she finds out. Good for her for breaking with the Hollywood norm.

J.Lo on the other hand actually DENIED being pregnant even though her washboard abs have gotten a little soggy lately. She better HOPE she's pregnant or she's getting fat....fast. Her husband, who looks like a crack addict by they way, has denied the pregnancy several times. So has his rep. Looks like someone needs to inform the father-to-be that his wife is preggers. And this will be numero quattro for him, from three different women.... classy.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Things I'm Thankful For


I know Thanksgiving is the time you're supposed to give thanks, but with so many people bitching about stupid things I feel the need to say what I'm thankful for. So many people have so much and yet they bitch about the things they don't have.

I'm thankful for the tiffs I have with my husband because it means I have him and he loves me even when I'm sassy and difficult. It means he loves me because of my imperfections and will stand by me through thick and thin.

I'm thankful for having a little meat on my bones because it means I have enough to eat.

I'm thankful for my 90 minute commute to and from work, each way, every day because it means I have a good job. Or a job, period.

I'm thankful for my mortgage payment because I adore my house and it means I own a piece of the great city that is Ft. Collins.

I'm thankful for sore feet because it means I have uncomfortable, yet stylish, shoes on my feet. :)

What are you thankful for today?

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Hollywood Comes to Denver


Eddie Murphy is filming a new movie in Denver called Nowhereland. It's about a money manager whose career is falling apart. Apparently he takes solace in his young daughter's imginary world of Nowhereland. That's pretty much all anyone will say about it.

Filming was on 17th Street between Market and Blake today. I know this because I work on 17th in the area and was trying to take my daily walk to Union Station (off of 17th and Blake) when I was stopped by a film crew. I stayed to watch awhile and it was very interesting. Maybe growing up in Colorado I'm a little naive about the movie making process and being around sets. There were extras standing around for 20 minutes just to get a 5 second shot of Eddie driving up 17th street in a silver mercedes coupe (being pulled by a film truck). I DID see Eddie though. That's the first time I've actually seen a "real" celebrity; other than local sports celebrities and what not.

The film isn't set to be released until Fall of 2008 but I'll go see it. It's interesting to watch movies that have been filmed in a city you're so familiar with!

Britney's Children Taken Away


Yesterday a judge ordered Britney Spears to hand her kids over to ex-hubby Kevin Federline. The judge granted K-Fed temporary full custody of Sean Preston and Jayden James due to Brit-Brit's failure to comply with any orders the judge sent her. She was supposed to take random drug tests a few times per week; she didn't. She was supposed to enroll in parenting classes; didn't do it. She was not supposed to drive her kids around unless she had a valid California drivers license; doesn't have one.

I know she must love her kids but a part of me wonders if she's almost relieved her kids aren't her responsibility right now. It's pretty clear she's had no real adolesence or childhood. She never got to do the things wild and crazy 20-something's get to do. She was very impulsive, got married young, had kids young and was not emotionally equipped to deal with those things. Yes, she loves her kids but it seems like she just wants to be a 25-year-old with no attachments.

Case-in-point: She drops her two boys off at K-Fed's lawyer's office and then is spotted later shopping, getting Starbucks, smiling, and then checking into a hotel. I'm sorry but if my hypothetical children were taken away from me, I would be devastated. Then again, nothing that has to do with Ms. Spears is normal.

Will K-Fed getting custody finally open her eyes or will it just be something else in the long line of crap that Brit-Brit got herself into. In the words of Britney Spears (made up by TMZ.com), "Ding Dang."

Monday, October 01, 2007

It's Playoff Time (almost!)


So I wrote an article about what's going on with the Rockies. If you live in the Denver area, you've probably noticed an increase in traffic and Rockies clad crazies. If you don't know why, read my article at Suite101.com.

This is crazy for Rockies fans! We haven't been to the post season since 1995, only two years after we officially became a team. Two years BEFORE we even got Todd Helton...yea, that long ago. The players have really come together to fight for this and hopefully it pays off tonight against the Padres.

I have to admit: I ditched out on work for a few hours to go to Rally Monday in front of Coors Field to get pumped up for the game. I listened to a great band called Opie Gone Bad (opiegonebad.com) and watched highlights from this past season. I must admit, it gave me goosebumps! I can't believe baseball season is almost over. It seems like it just started. I remember like it was yesterday the day AFTER opening day. Me, my husband and a few family members went to the game and it was FREEZING!!! i didn't have any socks because I came right from work so I had to buy $9 Rockies socks from the gift shop. Most expensive socks I've ever bought!!

The Phillies won the NL East! This is the first time they've been in the post season since 1993. Steve was so excited, so was I. The energy coming from the fans on television was amazing, almost brought tears to my eyes. It's that time of year again! Hearts are breaking and someone else's dream is coming true...




Wednesday, August 22, 2007

It's Baseball Education Time

In honor of the back-to-school season I've decided to give you folks a little baseball 101, starting with the nicknames. So listen well, take notes and study hard before the playoffs start! Now is as good a time as any!

However, not all teams have a nickname. Below are the ones that do. Learn them well and yell them loud!

Arizona Diamondbacks- D’Backs
Baltimore Orioles- The O’s
Boston Red Sox- BoSox
Chicago Cubs- Cubbies
Chicago White Sox- ChiSox
Cleveland Indians- The Tribe
Cincinnati Reds- Redlegs
Colorado Rockies- The Rocks
Detroit Tigers- Bengals
Houston Astros- The ‘Stros
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim- Cherubs
Milwaukee Brewers- The Brew Crew
Minnesota Twins- Twinkies
New York Metropolitans- Most people know them by their nickname, The Mets
New York Yankees- The Yanks
Oakland Athletics- The A’s
Philadelphia Phillies- The Phil’s
Pittsburgh Pirates- The Buccaneers, or Bucs
Seattle Mariners- The M's
St. Louis Cardinals- The Cards
Tampa Bay Devil Rays- The Rays, or D'Rays
Toronto Blue Jays- The Jays
Washington Nationals- The Nats