Saturday, April 30, 2005

Outback Crab Shack

Crab platter
We ate out at our favorite spot for crab and I finally remembered to bring my camera and take a few pics. I'll create a slide show and post it with the title. While we walking on the dock we spotted a baby alligator and a turtle. The turtle swam over to the alligator and he moved out its way. We also seen a crane and some type of fish that was jumping out of the water and making ripples and waves. It was a nice calm and cool day.

Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly
Monarch Butterfly, originally uploaded by Virgi.

a friend in our tree :-)

love bugs

love bugs
love bugs, originally uploaded by Virgi.

We just started love bug season here in FL. Rich once told me that these bugs were genetic experiment gone wrong. That is only a myth. ehhehe. check the link above.

Worst case of cold feet

Tornado Warning

We just got back from eating at Outback Crab Shack and that is over the bridge in St. Johns county. There was just a tornado warning for that area. We just had a hard core down pore of rain and we are having thunder and lighting now.

Our new Monitor/TV


I'm just so blown away by our new monitor. We got a Sony 19" Flat Panel LCD PC/TV DisplayMFM-HT95. With the touch of a button on my remote I can view TV and then swap back to the Mac screen. Its just so cool. Yesterday Rich got me Tiger and so I will install it now. check out the TV in TV , I can watch tv while I'm on the web. We have the cable hook up behind my desk and that was there when we moved in. I had the cable company put one on the oppisite wall where we have our tv now, but it's up high on the wall because we plan to buy a flat screan one day.

Guam news

I remember my dad talking about this guy 3 years ago and he had told me he thought they were corrupt and that he lived in some fat house in San Francisco..My dad was right and now they will get what's coming to them.

They need to stab her to death

Discrimination at Denny's

Friday, April 29, 2005

Frog invasion

Frog and ball
Frog and ball, originally uploaded by Virgi.

We have had an invasion of frogs around our house. With all the rain we get lots of frogs, it's almost as if they fall out the sky. I don't mind the little booger.

The Cheesecake Factory

Tonight we went out to St. Johns center to eat dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. At first we were just going to eat dessert, but by the time we got our table we were ready for dinner as well. This was the most expensive dinner we have ever had in Jaxs and we will probably never eat there again. The food was good, we will definitely return for the cheese cake, but the food was too over priced and not even all that great. I had the worst Filet mignon I have ever had and it was the most expensive thing on the menu. Rich was not too pleased with his ahi fish taco, but Mianna had the best dish ever. She ordered the rib eye and it was mmm mmm mmm good.

Before dinner we shopped in Limited Too and Mianna picked up a new T-shirt,hair accessories and some lip gloss. After dinner we went in the Mac store and I drooled over the monitors and ipod mini, Rich bough me the new OS Tiger :o). I have no monitor and I'm so excited to install my new OS, but I will have to Waite until I get my new monitor. I have no idea what type of monitor to get, but we might get and LCD screen.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Mianna's closet

Color by # paintings

Mianna's clean room

Miannas bed

World record

Okay I asked Mianna to clean her room yesterday because it was such a mess. Normally she cleans it, but she half ass cleans it. This morning when I got up she asked me if I've seen her room, not yet... So I go in to take a look at it and O MY GOD, I need to take a picture, because I know it will last longer. It's so hard to believe she cleaned it that good. Now if she could only keep it up without me having to tell her to do it.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

5 year old in cuffs

I'm sure you have all seen the videos and read the articles. I thought this article showed a lot about how this single mom is raising her 3 kids.... What the hell...Her kids all sound out of control and who is to blame. I wouldn't want want my kid in a class with a kid like that. OUT of control. Sounds like the mom needs some help with her kids. I would have done smacked that kid silly for acting up like that. I'm old school , grew up with spanking and spanked my own kid, Sh** we are all fine. I hate the new sh** of hitting is abuse. Fu** that bull Sh**. Her kids will probably end up in handcuff in the future, if they don't nip it in the bud now.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Bye Bye monitor

My monitor finally gave out on me with a loud popping noise. Mianna heard it from all the way in her bedroom and come out to see what was going on. When it made the popping noise it had scared me and I jumped and might have screamed too. hehehe. I need a new monitor. I'm so lost without my calendar and computer. Sucks. We were suppose to have the car windows tinted today, but rich got a refund and decided to put it off, since he knows I really need my monitor as soon as possible. I will be off from work tomorrow since I have a meeting, so Ill have some time to go shopping and look for a monitor. The NEX has some nice ones, all for around 400 and up. I had a 20 inch and so I'm use to that size, and plus you can have more than one application up and running while you edit or upload photo's. I want a large screen again about 19" and up at least.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

3 hour tour

Friday was a nice sunny day with a bit of a cool breeze. Richie's shop had a bbq on base by the boat docs. We ate chicken, hotdogs, and jalapeno hamburgers that Rich barbequed along with another guy from his shop. They also had a raffle and we won 20 buck to home depot. After the bbq we decided to go see a movie in Orange Park at the mall, but before that we had a few beers at TGI Fridays. We were ready to watch our movie when we got into the theater if wasn't on and so we figured they were starting it late, but then 10 minutes went by and we stated to worry then the manger walks in and announces that they are having technical difficulties and that the movie would start shortly. The manager offered free refills on drinks and popcorn. We didn't purchase any drink or popcorn and that was a good thing, because we would have been stuck with it and no movie to watch. ehhehe. So we got up from our seats and followed the guy out, we stopped him to ask if he though it was going to take 10 or 15 minutes, so he called up on his wallkie talkie and asked how bad it looked and the female voice on the other end said, it looks pretty bad and the tape is all on the floor. we had decided to run back over to TGI Fridays and have a few more drinks. I don't drink much and so 2 beers for me is more like 4. I had a nice time just sitting with Rich and talking about when we were young as kids. We decided to just get a refund on our movie tickets and head out to the Sun Cruz.
Our trip on the Sun Cruise was nice. We had to drive out Mayport and with the traffic it took us about a hour from Orange Park. When we arrived there the boat was ready to pull away at 7 and we got there just in time. The cruise cost 10 bucks one time fee and that makes you a member for life. As be got on the ship I thought how funny it was that this was going to be our first cruise, not like a real cruise but our fist casino boat cruise. As most of you know my husband loves to gamble, me I hate it... I would rather spend a day shopping and buying things I like, that way I actually see and use the stuff that my money has some visual value. I hate to see money just lost and gone for ever. I did loose by the way 80 bucks. I had no luck what so ever, but we had fun meeting a bunch of old couples and a middle age people. The first couple we met were from GA and they had just got married that day and were on the cruise for there first time as well. Some how I could tell there were more familiar faces then new and the crow was mostly old. There was a small group of young kids that retreated to the sitting area in front of the TV rather quickly, I thin they just ran out of money too fast and we had only been sailing for about an hour. All of the old people were still out there gambling away. I sat at the sizzling 7 $1 machine most of the night and had lost 40 bucks there and then gave up. I watched this old Filipino lady play poker and get up in between hands to put a few bucks in the machine next to me. She had no luck and she got up from the poker game real quick. Rich had bought into the game with 100 bucks and was playing the entire trip. At the end of the night he had won my money I lost back and we left 70 bucks ahead, so no looser for us. ehhehe. Anyways, I had watched this old man get out of his wheel chair and using a cane to steady himself to get into the sizzling 7 machine to the right of me and he put his money in and hit 300 bucks.. Lucky dog, he cashed out and we just watched all the coins fall. the fake $1 coins that you later have to cash in. He got up from that chair and then asked me if it was okay that he held on to my chair so the he can sit to the left of me and play that sizzling 7 machine.. sure I said sure and tried to keep my swivel chair steady as he held on to my chair. When he was in his seat, he had told me hew was a double amputee and had lost both his legs from the knee down, in the war. He put his money in and hit the spin wheel two times. and won 200 bucks on the send spin. Man I was just so sad that every one around me had been winning on there machines and at this point I had only lost 20 bucks and was miserable. then the lady sitting next to him finally hit 300 , but she had been sitting there since the gambling started and she is die hard you can tell, because she plays 2 machines at the same time. she was going back and forth from win to loose on both machines and then at that very end the last machine on the wall in this line of up of about 7 sizzling 7 machines. that lady on the end had hit the progressive jack pot and won 1050.00. Rich had fun but he thought it would have been more exciting then it really was. the boat consisted of 3 decks, 2 decks of gambling and the top deck for food, dancing and a little sight seeing section. When the boat was first taking off we were up at the top deck just meeting with people and watching the boat pull away from the dock. It was such a pretty day and we could see the sun set... I was sad that I didn't have my camera.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Clean Car, Dog, and House

After dropping Mianna off at school I got home and washed the TL and then washed the dog. ehehhe. The house is pretty much clean and so there you have. I am in total clean surroundings. I just love the feel of clean and now I need to jump in the shower and get cleaned off. ehhehe, it's my Friday and I'm excited for a day off.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

My messy desk

My messy desk, originally uploaded by Virgi.

I got sick of trying to find a desk and settled for this cheap one from target. it works for now.


DSC06607, originally uploaded by Virgi.

Here is a picture of the bumber on our TL after the accident last sat. I uploaded all the pics of the TL to flickr, so you can compare the 2 accindents and see the difference. Look at the reflection in the bumber, Me, squating to take the pic, The man that hit us in the middle and Rich on the left. eheheh.

The damage is so small compaired to the first accident... I bet you can't even see it in the pic. :o) O well. OOOOP< BUMPER, not bumber. ehhehe
I always get my P and B mixed up

More movies

Over the past weekend I went to see Sahara with Rich and Mianna and then The Amityville Horror with Merranda and Mianna. Sahara was kind of a bore with just a few funny parts. Amityville was scary but too predictable and some really sick parts. I can't even remember the original movie. I had more fun shopping at JCpenny since they were having a huge sale. I got two really cute tops by Bisou Bisou. I miss shopping at the store in Vegas, but they sale her products in JC now. I got this cute tank top in sunset and I also go this really pretty green halter top with sequence, it's not online :-(. With the recent colors I've got a rainbow in my closet, with all the cute sherbet colors from white to pink, orange, yellow, green and now I just need blue and purple. hehehehe. Crazy to think the designer Michele bohbot is a mother of 7 and a yoga teacher. WOW. I just love her clothing line Bisou Bisou.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Sick of this S***

Okay, so I’m just pissed!!! It happened again, our brand new TL was once again rear ended. I'm so sick of this S***. Can you believe this mess, we were on base leaving the NEX parking lot while at a stop sign and a stupid old man ran in to the back of our TL. Rich was driving the car and so now we are even. We have both been rear ended in TL, with in less than 2 months of having the car. The damage is not as bad this time, but it's still damaged. We have scratches and bubble like sections in the bumper. I'm so pissed. My car is bad luck. I knew I should have got the SUV instead.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Mianna's Hair

I just took a few pictures of Mianna yesterday and her hair is getting so long. She wants to cut it and put in more layers.

Around the house

Just a few pictures from around our neighbor hood and the swamp that developed when we had few days of rain. At the end of your street they are really starting to get the land ready for 9 more homes.

Friday, April 15, 2005


We can go to one of two parks here in FL for free and I can't decide. ehehheh. We want to go this weekend. I just don't know what we will do or where will end up. We can go to Sea World or Bush Gardens. I'm leaning more towards Bush because I've never been there, but I love Sea World in SD. I bet we would like FL Sea World just as much. Anyways, I have to decide and take the dog to the kennel. We found out they have a free Kennel at Bush Gardens, but Rich refuses to take Duke in the car on a long 3 1/2 hour trip. Seee if we had only gotten the SUV we would have had more room for him. ehhehe. We live so close to the kennel, it's no problem to take him and drop him off. I better hurry up and decide. I know there is a huge Mall in Tampa, maybe we should go there. ehhehe. I always have shopping on the mind. LOL okay. HELP?

Invisible Desktop

DSC06539, originally uploaded by Virgi.

I seen an article on the art of Invisible desktops and just had to try it on my own. I took my digital camera and took a picture of what was behind my desktop and this is how it turned out. I might try it again in a few days. I'm just sitting around being lazy in bed. It's too cold outside.We are having some weird FL weather.

MAC OS X Tiger

O man, Tiger will be out in a few weeks. I might upgrade my Mac hehehehe.

Monday, April 11, 2005

Ice Princess

Yesterday after I got off work, I took Mianna to Limited too so she could exchange a few items she decided she didn't like. After that we had dinner at Johnny Carino's and then went to AMC to watch Ice Princess. We will be getting it on video since it's Disney, but it was an okay movie. I'm at an emotional time right now and so I kept crying at parts in the movie. I'm such a girl. Rich was not with us all this time, since he decided to go to the poker room. On Friday we watched Beauty Shop and that was so funny I really like it. Rich and Mianna went on a date some time last week and seen Guess Who. They like it. I want to go see it still. ehhehe. Too many movies to choose from and it will be a good summer for movies. We will have to return soon. Just happy we live next to a good movie theater now. I always hated the one in Lemoore at the mall. YUCK. That place really is the armpit of California.

3 1/2 hours later

I started off my day about 3 1/2 hours ago and this is what I did. I washed the TL and I also spent a good time on cleaning the inside also the arm rest of the drivers side door had lots of flakes of black leather on the camel trim that I had to rub out for almost 1/2 hours. After I clean the car I swept and then vacuumed the entire house. Started a load of laundry and now I'm here. I need to fix some lunch that I will eat for my breakfast and then make dinner to take to work for my lunch/dinner. ehehhe. It's such a beautiful day out and I wish I had more time to plant and clean up the yard. I’ll save that for tomorrow.

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Jazz Festival and Suns Ball Game

We just got home from the Ball game. We lost the game but it was a really close game. We started off the day by going to the Jazz festival and after that we headed over to the ball game to watch the Jacksonville Sons and this team from Alabama. I thought the high tech name badges for over 21 drinkers was a cool thing. I didn't drink, but I had to buy Rich a beer. We ate nachos and funnel cake while at the park. It was such a nice laid back and mellow day.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Hi Duke

Hi Duke, originally uploaded by Virgi.

I bandaged up his foot and he was just happy to see I was home.

Lovin the Duke

Lovin the Duke, originally uploaded by Virgi.

Mianna was giving Duke some love.

Duke's Owee

Duke hurt his foot and has been dropping blood all over the house. We have no idea how he did it. A few days ago he had a bloody nose and was dropping blood all over the house. Last night i heard a banging and Rich went in the kitchien to chatch him in the act, he was banging his head on the trash can trying to nock over the trash. BAD BOY.

originally uploaded by Virgi.


I think my monitor is going bad... all of a sudden it just stated blinking on me and turning dark all of a sudden. I'm not sure what is going on with it????? Do I need a new one already?

Clay County Fair

I took Mianna to the fair today. We didn't ride any rides, since she had gone on a few with her dad on Monday. I just wanted to go and pig out on junk food. We met up with Rich at a Mexican restaurant and after we that we came home to rest. I was so sleepy that I took a 2-hour nap and then I got up around 7 and we got to the fair by 8. I was supposed to meet up with Merranda and her family, but by the time we got to the fair and had called them, they had just got home. Today was her sons 5th B-day and so they took him to the fair. I called her and told her we were at the fair and that sorry we didn't get to meet up since I was dead sleepy. We ate funnel cake, dipping dots, corn and of course cotton candy. I took a few pics.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Sex Offenders/Predators

My friend Merranda came to work the other day and said she had researched the registored Offender in her neighbor hood and she has 6 within less than a mile from her residence. Another coworker said he printed all the people in his area and posted it around the neighborhood. ehehhe. People just have no business messing with kids or with adults for that matter, and I dont play when it comes to my child or any child for that matter. I found mug shots of the ones that are in our town and maybe I should search the next town over. We have had a few event in our area that have come just a little to close to home. but it's good to have a mug shot to keep an eye out for these crazy fools.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

We have leaves now

Our trees in the front yard have finally got leaves and maybe now I can identify what type of tree is it? Any ideas?

Sunday, April 03, 2005


Keep this on the Fridge

Did You Know That? Drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache
pain almost immediately -- without the unpleasant side effects caused by
traditional "pain relievers."

Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns.

Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with
mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoids
peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.

Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish in 1
cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a
massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.

Sore throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1
tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.

Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer. Just dissolve two tablets
in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms.
Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly
-- even though the product was never been advertised for this use.

Honey remedy for skin blemishes... Cover the blemish with a dab of honey
and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin
sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.

Listerine therapy for toenail fungus... Get rid of unsightly toenail
fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful
antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.

Easy eyeglass protection... To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from
loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail polish to
the threads of the screws before tightening them.

Coca-Cola cure for rust... Forget those expensive rust removers. Just
saturate an abrasive sponge with Coca Cola and scrub the rust stain. The
phosphoric acid in the coke is what gets the job done.

Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer... If menacing bees, wasps,
hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the
insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground

Smart splinter remover...just pour a drop of Elmer's Glue-All over the
splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter
sticks to the dried glue.

Hunt's tomato paste boil cure...cover the boil with Hunt's tomato paste as
a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil
to a head.

Balm for broken blisters...To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few
drops of Listerine... a powerful antiseptic.

Heinz vinegar to heal bruises .. Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and
apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and
speeds up the healing process.

Kills fleas instantly. Dawn dish washing liquid does the trick. Add a few
drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to
avoid skin irritations. Goodbye fleas.

Rainy day cure for dog odor... Next time your dog comes in from the rain,
simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly
making your dog smell springtime fresh.

Eliminate ear mites... All it takes is a few drops of Wesson corn oil in
your cat's ear. Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily
for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and
accelerates healing.

Quaker Oats for fast pain relief....It's not for breakfast anymore! Mix 2
cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave
for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for
soothing relief from arthritis pain.