December 31, 2009

end of year blog stats

(these are the images one finds when doing a google search for my blog. pretty!)

well, my blog is still fairly dead, but i still get a decent amount of visitors each day. i've been looking at stats today. i've been blogging since june of 2005. that's 4 years, 6 months and 4 days. or 1648 days. i've written over 1700 posts, which would qualify me as "blog chatty" for sure.

over the years i've had over 40,000 visitors. last year i had 20,000 unique visitors and 5,000 who came back for more. although most of my blog comments seem to be asian (& now russian) spam. and my mom. mom & spam are good stuff!

the key word searches people use to get to my blog have changed. sea-monkeys, boobs, and 30 rock quotes still make the list, but now "halloween 2 sucks" is at the top. i also get a lot of traffic from "big ass cleo" still. awesome!

i did a google image search for glittergirl1970 and this came up:

i love seeing the dogs, my mom & dan, my broken leg xray, all come up in the google search. weird and random and mostly dogs....sounds about right!

more or less.....

ok, i'm going to make a new year's resolution/ turning 40 stuff i want to do list.




fast food eating




tv watching



tofu eating

puppy training

house cleaning

omnichord playing




i want to take gilly to puppy training class, grow my natural hair color out, and work on home repairs. i plan on having more dinner parties and family get-togethers.

i'd like to worry less about what others think. I want to live my life doing my best to be kind and caring, following my own beliefs.

i want to make more music & spooky videos with my weird husband and freaky friends. look for a devil's pie 2 or bloody mary remix in 2010.

and as always, i hope to follow the advice of warren zevon and enjoy every sandwich.

December 30, 2009

gilly is ridiculous....

& griffin is not impressed...

December 29, 2009

random tuesday crabbish...

dog updates: griffin loves the damn snow. gilly hates snow plows. she didn't bark, jump on griffin, or steal anything yesterday after being frightened by one of these monsters. maybe that's why grififn likes the snow...

tom waits stuff: here's an interesting interview with tom waits. he's in the new terry gilliam movie playing the devil. i can't wait to see it. in this interview he talks about explaining to his mom why he's playing the devil.

i've been saying it for years. people, enough with the lysol and hand sanitizer!!! here's the study that says i'm right and everyone else is wrong. also, stop running to the doctor for antibiotics if you just have a virus. and if you get the damned pills, take the whole amount as directed!!!

things i've looked up on wikipedia today: white noise, brown note, merkin & raymond carver.

December 28, 2009

another snow day with the dogs....


vic chestnutt

here's a video that gives me goosebumps. vic chestnutt passed away over xmas...

i can't find a video of my favorite song of his "panic pure", but here are the lyrics...

my earliest memory is of holding up a sparkler
high up to the darkest sky
some 4th of July spectacular
I shook it with an urgency I'll never be able to repeat

at times i might be accused of being painfully nostalgic
but as of late i'm looking forward to the future
thought i've never been much of a planner
throwing caution into the fan
catch as catch as catchers can

and so all you observers in your scrutiny
don't count my scars like tree rings
my jigsaw disposition, it's piecemeal properties
are either smoked or honey cured
by the panic pure

December 23, 2009

my festivus traditions....

today (december 23rd) is officially festivus. i'm not a big fan of christmas, and over the years have developed my own "traditions". here's a list of some of these traditions, as well as a few i am incorporating this year!

1. on the day of festivus, i will post funny photos of monkeys on my blog. so it shall be!
2. prior to the holiday season, my husband and i will agree to not exchange gifts
3. my husband and i will eventually go back on this agreement and secretly buy each other gifts. (sometimes "drunk or insomnia online shopping" will be the cause)
4. we will not wait until the holiday to give these gifts. the packages will arrive in the mail, and we will hastily wrap the items in a bath towel or sweatshirt and excitedly shove the gifts into the person's lap. there will be much giggling and clapping of hands. (yeah presents!)
5. on the 2nd day after festivus (otherwise known as xmas eve) will will go to my mother's for dinner and an "airing of grievences" (although this can also occur at any family gathering!)
6. this xmas eve will include a slidehow of family photos from the 70's accompanied by omnichord music and beer!
7. festivus decorations: a pink xmas tree decorated with mcdonald's happy meal toys
ok, that's all. happy festivus for the rest of us!!!!

my 2nd goofy iphone video....testing 123...

December 21, 2009

griffin & gilly fussin'....


gilly and griffin sitting on the same bed. they slept next to each other all morning. lovely...

December 20, 2009

December 19, 2009

dog pics......

i haven't posted any dog photos in days. i was going through withdrawals.

December 18, 2009

my favorite things.....

this song has been stuck in my head all day. i have no idea why. i decided to write my own version.....

splenda in starbucks and dogs in pink dresses
barns in the yard and deer who leave messes
chewy mint mentos and crispy cooked wings
these are a few of my favorite things

crabby chore husbands and puppies that FRAP
old scruffy dogs that prefer just to nap
anything cool, as long as there’s no string
these are a few of my favorite things

blogs that are useless and beef that is stewed
people that complain and have a bad attitude
cold winter weather and snow that it brings
these are a few of my favorite things

when the blog sucks
when my phone rings
when I'm feeling sad
i simply remember my favorite things
and then i don't feel so bad!!!!!

the suzuki q chord (omnichord) cult...

i got the most amazing early xmas gift from the husband last night! an omnichord (now known as a suzuki q chord.) i don't have my own photos to post of it yet, so i'll grab some from the internet.

there's a real "cult" around this instrument. david bowie plays one. apparently a lot of old people like them, and they are popular with church groups.

as someone described it on "Think of the Q-Chord as a digital autoharp that never goes out of tune, plays 84 chords instead of 21, includes a built drum machine and has a midi output pickup, and you will be pretty close to the mark."

i was able to take it out of the box and play some really weird music within minutes. expect lots of youtube videos featuring this instrument shortly!!!


December 17, 2009

my thoughts on the holidays....

here i am giving a creepy department store santa the finger back in 1974. i think it sums up my feelings about the holidays. also, what kind of ugly sweater did my mom have me dressed up in? i still hate turtlenecks!

the end of a decade.... fin de si├Ęcle

i'm reading a lot of "best of the decade" lists, and some people are referring to the years 2000-2009 as "the aughts", which i am not sure how to pronounce.

anywhoo...... lot's of stuff happen in the last decade. since this is my blog, i'm gonna list my own "best & worst of the aughts". some of it personal, some not. again, my blog, i do what i want to do.

top 10 worst stuff of the last decade:

1. 9/11
2. tyler perry films
3. people driving around using their cell phones
4. online social networking (myspace, facebook...)
5. my multiple surgeries
6. george w. bush and the war

top 10 best stuff:

1. getting married
2. cohen brother films
3. discovering my career in QA
4. online social networking (twitter, facebook, blogs, etc...)
5. obama

the best thing of all? it's having a blog and being too lazy to finish some dumb lists i started on my lunch break. i'll add a pic that makes no sense and hit "publish post". yeah!!!

December 16, 2009

i'll be under the table (thoughts on turning 40...)

today it hit me like a ton of bricks: i am turning 40 in less then a month. i am sitting at my desk looking at a box of "hello kitty" bandaids, wondering how this is possible.

i've never liked birthdays. i am bad with numbers and dates and forget everyone's bday. as a child i loved getting presents but hated the part when everyone sang "happy birthday". i would hide under the table and cry until it was over. i may adopt that same technique when i turn 40!

also, i have decided to stop dying my hair. it used to be naturally "dish water blonde". oh how i hated that term as a kid. now it seems to be coming in mostly gray. i'm hoping for some dish water blonde to return.

i just read the best quote from the news:

Brazil's most famous architect, Oscar Niemeyer, celebrated his 102nd birthday Tuesday in typical fashion: at work on projects rather than pondering his supercentennial age. "Turning 102 is crap, and there is nothing to commemorate!"

i think i'll adapt that quote for myself. turning 40 is total crap.

December 15, 2009

let's take our chance together to feel the smell of real money....

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