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Here are the rules for this tag:
1. Mention the person who tagged you (that would be HipMomma) and create a link back to them.
2. Copy-paste the traits for all the twelve months (see below).
3. Pick your month of birth (see below).
4. Highlight the traits that apply to you.
5. Tag 12 people and let them know by visiting their blogs and leaving a comment for them.
6. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve done it!

My birthday is in January and I have bold the traits that fit me.

JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.

Who am I tagging?? Anyone…if you do it let me know…so I can read yours

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I am a little late doing the Wednesday Caution Lap this week (blame it on me being lazy and grumpy and well I could go on)…but here is Caution Lap #2:

1. Have you ever started disliking a driver because of one of their obnoxious fans? Actually no because I don’t have much experience with other fans in person. I mean my parents are fans…and I recently turned my friend into a fan but none of them are obnoxious…of course ask me this after I attend the race in March. I will probably have a completely different opinion.

2. What do you hate most about NASCAR fans? So far nothing (see above)

3. What do you like most about NASCAR fans? The ones that I have come to know through my blog are all really cool!!!

4. When did you first realize that you were a fan? I have been a NASCAR fan since I was probably about 8 or so…I would watch races with my dad…but I started out as a cart/champ/irl fan first.  My earliest memories of watching a “race” was watching the Indy 500 on tv with my dad…and in my house it was treated like most household treat the superbowl.   I recently read an letter, I think it was in Nascar Scene but I don’t remember to be honest, that said a “real” NASCAR fan is one who actually goes to races. That kinda pissed me off because some of us fans might not have the means to go to a track…seeing as how I live in CA…and the closest track is well over 2 hours away (Infineon)….and while I like watching road courses on TV to be honest…they can suck in person (I have watched many a race at Laguna Seca…and most of it is watching the screen if they have one set up).  I am excited to be going to the Vegas race this year….(thanks to BFM I won’t even need a hotel).

I am being teased and I want it to stop. First it was Trader Joes that teased me. They had these luscious dried fuji apple slices in the dried food section along with dried orange flavored cranberries. I fell in love with them both. I drive miles out of my way just to go to Trader Joes so I can grab me up so apples and cranberries. And then they stop carrying them just like that. I want me some fuji apples and they aren’t at either of the Trader Joes in the area.

Next my new car has been teasing me. How? Let’s back up…to the day one week ago when I bought a new Chevy HHR LS. Well that model I bought happened to come with an XM ready radio…including three months of XM service. I was SURE that I wouldn’t want XM radio…but then I thought…might as well see what all the hubbub is about…and I programmed in some rock and country stations to see what it was like. OMG! I am sooo in love with XM radio. So my car is teasing me because as much as I love it…I don’t know that I love it enough to subscribe to it. I was telling BFM this the other day over the phone and her response is: “Quit being a cheap bastard and subscribe!”

Back on Nov 25th I told you of my cellphone hatred.  Well it only gets worse.  On Saturday night I spent probably 30 minutes or so the the phone with Verizon Technical Support.  I pulled my Samsung A950 out of my purse so that I could see of BFM had called me- since I had been outside most of the day helping with even more christmas lights (don’t ask- I have another entry to talk about that).  It said two missed calls so I hit OK to see who they were and that is when it happened.  Suddenly my phone said SEARCHING FOR SVC (which apparently means SERVICE).  And that is what it does now.  Did you know your cell phone has an uber secret menu that you can’t get too from the normal menu? Neither did I until the second level Verizon Tech support had me bring it up…(didn’t fix a darn thing).

In November I lamented on the fact that my cell phone had learned a new trick…that of the dropped call.  Well I think that the dropping of the call was a precursor to this NO SERVICE thing that it does.   Sometimes that SEARCHING FOR SVC thing goes away and it looks fine.  But the minute I go to make a call it won’t do it.  I get Calling…(number dialed) and then nothing…it sticks there. When I get frustrated and end call…my good pal SEARCHING FOR SVC is back.

The WHOLE reason I got this phone was that I had a Samsung that I LOVED. It was the most reliable, dependable phone ever.  The Samsung A950 however? Sucks!  About 6 weeks after I got the A950 the key pad stopped working completely.  I took it back to Verizon and they exchanged it for a new one.  I was unsatisfied with the battery life of this phone.  I complained to Verizon about it and they comped me a new battery…but it did the SAME thing- it drained in a day.  I ended up getting half-off an extended battery.  Then there is this crap about the service.  Worse part? I am not gonna lay down over $200 for a phone….I am up for a new phone at the end of January…and I will get me a new phone then.   In the meantime if you have my cell phone number…don’t call it. email me and I will give you the number of my dad’s phone.  He gave me his phone until my situation is fixed…because he doesn’t use his like I use mine…plus his work gives him a cell phone that he can use.

Remember back in September when I claimed my love for the Chevy HHR? Well if you don’t…go ahead and check it out. I will wait for you don’t worry.  Back? Good. Well…then it should be no surprise to you to see this:

Sorry for the crappy quality picture…but this was taken with my camera phone….which sucks.  Its been raining so I haven’t had ability to take a wonderful picture with my good camera.   I present to you my new car.  On Tuesday morning I drove Doris the Rav4 to a Chevy dealership and abandoned her for this little beauty.  She is so fancy on the inside….I love her.  I still haven’t named her…but am leaning towards Greased Lightning.  We will see though.  She is an HHR LS in Silverstone….with gray leather interior.  And Seat Warmers (those kinda freak me out…who wants a hot keister?)…and remote start (something else that is weird to me).  It even has a little sunroof…which I like.

Wednesday Caution Lap Meme is a new meme started for Nascar fans (YEY!). So here goes…Caution Lap #1

1. Who is your favorite driver and why?  Well Tony Stewart.  Why?  I have been meaning to write a whole entry about this eventually…it never happened and then I decided to hold off until the beginning of the next season…but in short- it is because he races hard….and he isn’t afraid to show his emotion…if he doesn’t have a good day he gets upset about it…and I can’t say as I blame him…I like to see the real emotion.

2. Who would you consider the best NASCAR driver in the series right now and why?  Hmm…well Tony Stewart is good…because he races hard and when things aren’t going well he and his crew usually can work hard to make things better (unless they get collected in a crash).

3. Who do you think out of the new rookies from the past few seasons (Hamlin, Ragan, Montoya, etc.) will come out to be the next big star of NASCAR?  I think JPM is actually fitting in a lot better than I thought he would…and he races pretty hard.

4. Are you loyal to your favorite driver’s sponsor? Well…I am not big on the home improvement stores really…but if I did have to go I would go to Home Depot (we don’t have a Lowes though so is that a fair thing?).  I am a big fan of (diet) Coke….and would rather have that over pepsi any say of the week.

5. What’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought to show your love for your favorite driver?  My Tony Stewart Christmas Inflatable…because we get really into Christmas decorating.  I think it was around $80.00.

ITunes Meme

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I think I did this a long time ago…but E did it and I wanted to play along so I am doing it again…

How many total songs? 1005. (and for thos who are nosy: 1 movie, 11 tv episodes of three different TV shows, and 31 podcasts).

Sort by song title – first and last…“Ad-Majorem-Dei-Gloriam” by Slaughter, “867-5309 Jenny” by Tommy Tutone

Sort by Album – first and last… “AC/DC We Salute You” by Various Artists, “5th Gear” by Brad Paisley

Sort by Artist – first and last…AC/DC to .38 Special

Find the following words. How many songs show up?
Sex: 4
Death: 0
Love: 42
You: 175
Home: 13
Boy: 9
Girl: 10

If you wanna play feel free…I don’t like tagging…leave me a comment so I can check out your results :)

FIRST NABLOPOMO

YEY!!! I did it. I officially posted an entry every day all month!!! I am actually kind of proud because I really did think I would mess up and forget a day. It nearly happened a couple times (on the weekend because I try to steer clear of blogging on the weekends unless I am bored or have something earthshattering to state) but I did it. I am so totally stoked. I am bummed about Janet though. Like me, she was doing GREAT! And then her blog exploded all over the internet this morning leaving little bloggy bits everywhere (if you find them please return them to her…she needs her bloggy bits back)…she did post an entry today…I saw it with my own eyes…I even commented on it. But now its in bits all over the cyberhighway. Poor Janet. I wish I knew enough about bloggy bits and guts and such so I could help her…but really I don’t.

AND NOW..CLOWNS

I wasn’t having the best of day this morning. There were several different factors…but most of them had to do with me having to deal with one particular (thinking of a word I could use that won’t get me fired) quirky customer. Anyway…I won’t go into that here for obvious reasons, but needless to say when my lunch rolled around I was greatly looking forward to it. I decided to go to Starbucks because well frankly why not?

Anyway I hop on the highway and take my starbucks exit and am sitting on the offramp waiting to turn onto the street when I glance up in my rearview mirror and see a white minivan full of CLOWNS. They were back there doing what clowns do. Waving at people and causing a clown scene. Now I have always been of the opinion that clowns are freaky…hiding their real emotion behind a goofy painted on expression. But it was so unreal to see them in the van behind me. When they passed me as I was getting into the lane to turn into my starbucks they had a personalize plate from out of state…it said Pippi (i remember this because I thought to myself Pippi Longstockings wasn’t a clown now was she? No I think she was just a girl with weird hair). It did strike me as odd that they were out of state clowns…in full makeup and outfits I didn’t catch the state the plate was from…you just don’t see that everyday.