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This was written after the Kansas race…not Talladega…just FYI.

Two more HATES (original LOVE/HATE post) for the DirectTV NASCAR HOTPASS:

  1. After the last rain delay at the Kansas race? They forgot to turn the individual driver channels back on for what seemed like forever. So I was stuck having to watch it on the Mix channel – which wasn’t very helpful…because I couldn’t figure out that the race on Cable was moved over to ESPN2….urg.
  2. After Tony Stewart wrecked out- the 799 (the Tony Stewart Channel) went directly over to being the Clint Bowyer channel- so I missed Tony throwing his fit. I didn’t even KNOW he threw a fit until much later that night whilst talking to BFM. She was all…YOU DIDN’T SEE HIS FIT?? LET ME TELL YOU….

First The Fill-in because I am the Guest Host!

1. If I were a tree I would be an oak because I think they are very magestic.
2. If I were a bird I would fly over hawaii.
3. If I were a book I hope I would be well loved by lots of people and children.
4. If I were a car I would want to be a nextel cup car…they go fast and are well cared for.
5. If I could get rid of one piece of technology it would definitely be cellphones because it bugs me to be in a restaurant and have to hear people’s conversations.
6. If I could get rid of one bad habit at a snap of the fingers it would be biting my nails.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to relaxing, tomorrow my plans include cleaning and laundry and hopefully some ps2 and Sunday, I want to watch the race in Talladega!
Continue for the MI-5:


Well over a month ago I was given the Rockin’ Girl Blogger award by ETS.  Part of this award bestowed upon me, is to reciprocate and myself give the award to five “Rockin’ Girl Bloggers.”  So here goes nothing:

  1. Chrissy:   Chrissy totally rocks…and not just because she has been downloading Poison songs recently.  Some of her posts have moved me….one day I wanna write like Chrissy writes.
  2. Valli: Valli rocks because well…like me she loves Nascar.  She also likes Dale Jr. and who the heck can blame her? Not me that is for sure. (Don’t be fooled by the skin…I love Tony…but Dale he is a hottie!)
  3. Adelle: I have followed her since we got matched up in a blogexchange.  Adelle knits some of the most amazing stuff.  Plus…she is raising money for the American Heart Association Heartwalk in honor of her nephew so donate if you can.
  4. E: She is in school, works, is in band and loves NASCAR! Not to mention- she has a cool blog name (I Solemnly Swear That I am Up To No Good). AND she loves college football.
  5. Sarah: She knits, makes her own stitchmarkers (which I think is totally cool!) and has two darling children.  But mostly she rocks because she is a tells it like it is and I have loved her blog forever-but I don’t think I have ever mentioned it on badgroove.

Well there are my 5 Rockin Girl Bloggers.  Girls…be sure to nominate five on your own.

Finding out that someone accidentally cut a water main in the area causing the water in your building to be shut off….after you have just downed a venti iced black tea.  ARG!

I guess it is delurker day- so I wanted to welcome and encourage anyone who is new or who hasn’t commented on BadGroove to do so- we love the comments…or rather I love the comments…I really really do so come on down.

Now..some bullet goodness:

  • There was a huge crisis in the casa de Amy! We were out of Milk Bones. Roxy was practically going through convulsions at not having her morning Milk Bone…and had to suffer through for three days. The little Meaty Bones I gave her as a substitute just weren’t cutting it. Worry not- I picked up a box yesterday and peace was restored.
  • Guess what I just bought? No not a car (don’t excite me!), I bought an eight pack of Zig pens…because I love me some pens. Yes I know they are usually for scrapbooking…but i like to write with them.
  • The local newscaster this morning made me laugh…but then I felt bad and have been rummaging through dictionaries trying to find out if I am right or not….She said “tournicated” (as in rhymes with fornicated) in reference to someone who in the past tense applied a tourniquet. She used it as a verb. It made me laugh….but then I felt bad for mocking her and have been looking to see if it is indeed a word- I find no reference so now I don’t feel so bad for poking fun. This all stems from my coworker- who claims I said “confusement” on the phone to a customer and now often chides me with it…I don’t remember saying it…but it does sound like it should be a word…so maybe I did. Needless to say there is much confusement over the situation here.
  • Is it Friday yet?

Zoot showed off her favorite pictures on flickr! …and I thought what a GREAT idea….I can sometimes spend HOURS perusing peoples photos on Flickr. Here are some of the pictures I made my favorites recently…I hope you enjoy them:

1. Bubbles, 2. Jack-o-bokeh, 3. western motel santa clara, 4. Fate Speaks, 5. up, 6. Frosh Girls Volleyball ’07 171, 7. Untitled, 8. Chesterfield Mock Tudor, 9. Recycling, 10. Untitled, 11. The accidental favorite shot ever, 12. Harvard – Faculty Club – Staircase (I), 13. Available Seating, 14. P1010234, 15. Sunset, 16. Lights, 17. Untitled, 18. way serious……………, 19. Paper, 20. DSC_0004, 21. Descent, 22. Howard, 23. Sulle mura, 24. Keltie going, 25. Sol Duc Falls

I can never figure that one out.  I had plans for the weekend…but they were led astray….as they always are.

My weekend started Friday.  I had the day off. I planned to do so much with it.  Mostly I was going to do most of my weekend chores (you know…the fun stuff like laundry and bathroom cleaning).  Yet what happened? First off I got sucked into playing FLATOUT 2 with my dad.  I just love me some demolition derby computer gaming.  There is something satisfying about taking a vehicle and slamming it into someone else.

Then we went to visit my grandma at the rehab facility (she had  back surgery a couple weeks ago and is in the rehab place convalescing).  Then to lunch at our favorite taco place.


Saturday including some of the chores I was hoping to get done on friday. Another visit to Grandma.  While in the vicinity we stopped by Trader Joe’s since we don’t have one.  Bought some of the best Artichokes ever there. Yum.


Sunday was spent trying to watch the race which was rain delayed not once but twice…and of course everytime the race came back on…the jets at the airshow were flying over- which was annoying.  Also worked on finishing up chores I was hoping to get done.

So much for spending Sunday watching the race, reading and setting up my playstation. At least it made it out of the box. Still hasn’t been hooked up yet.

Jim says: It is now fall and with that change we say goodbye to many outdoor activities for another year.  This five is mostly about indoor things we do when the weather isn’t so warm anymore.

Listening to Music
1.  What was the first musical album (record, tape, cd etc…) that you purchased and do you still listen to it? Well the first musical album I owned (it was given to me) was a vinyl record of Jan and Dean.  I listened to that thing a lot as a kid…The first thing I bought that I remember purchasing with my own money? Arena by Duran Duran.  I still have it- it was a tape.  The first CD I ever bought was the Days of Thunder soundtrack.

2.  What are you reading right now and if you aren’t reading anything tell us the last book you read and if it is/was good.  I am currently reading It All About Him by Denise Jackson

3.  Do you have any favorite cool weather foods you enjoy?  Please feel you can share a recipe if you have one. I like my Dad’s barbecued Turkey he makes at Thanksgiving.

4.  Do you enjoy the parties that cold weather can bring such as Christmas, New Years and Valentines?  Tell us about a memorable one…  I am not a big party person. I like gathering with family at Christmas…but other than that I don’t often find myself out partying often.

The oddball question
5.  You can relate this to our theme if you want or you don’t have to if you don’t want to.  As a child did you ever think something crazy that as you got older you realized wasn’t true?  When I was a kid- somehow I got the idea that upstairs in the bank my parents went to there was a swimming pool and during their lunch breaks the tellers would go upstairs to swim.  I use to want to take my towel to the bank so that I could ask the tellers if I could swim up there too.