Sunday, June 29, 2008


I've been meaning to post this for a few days. I'm saddened by his passing because I personally think he was genius & had the guts to say what others wouldn't. I remember seeing him in concert at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY & laughing my ass off. Rest in peace, George............

When did I get this chubby?'s so damn hot & humid here today, I'm afraid to go outside...I'm gonna sweat like a pig in about 2's not a pretty sight. I've got a ton of things to catch up on today (as usual LOL): laundry (& lots of it), cards to make, brownies to bake for tomorrow nights' book club, finish (or at least try to) reading the book for tomorrow nights' book club, a run over to my mom's house to drop off some farm fresh eggs from my gay boyfriend, stop at the supermarket near her house to get stuff I can't find anywhere else...yada, yada, yada. I was also hoping to take Lucy (our pooch) to the brand new doggie park in our condo complex, but: 1) when am I gonna get the chance; 2) it's supposed to rain later; 3) it's so friggin' hot/humid, maybe I should wait for another day. To top it all off, my throat is slightly sore. YIKES!

As promised, here are some more pictures from my trip to Montauk, NY.

The boardwalk at our hotel to the beach....note the Atlantic Ocean on the horizon.

What else but the Atlantic Ocean?!?! all my chubby pinkness, on our last full day there. Yes....that's a tattoo on my left arm. Gotta love that Mr. Spock eyebrow going! Don't laugh too hard.........

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I'm Baaaaack!

Greetings from my small part of the world! I'm back.....& have been back since Sunday evening......from my all too fast trip to Montauk, NY. My mom & I were there for 5 nights & had a fabulous time with great weather, but it ended all too soon (we're usually there for about 6 or 7 nights).

We were supposed to stay at the Panoramic View on the Old Montauk Highway, but they've been slowly converting the place into million dollar ocean~front condos, with a few rooms to rent as a "regular" hotel. They started this renovation when we were there last year & it wasn't too bad...all the construction was away from us. When I called to book our room in advance for this year, we were promised that the noise level wouldn't be any worse than last year & that the pool would still be useable. However, when we got there no one told us what the extent of the construction was & that there was no pool to, too, was being renovated. When we got to our room, it overlooked a damn construction pit & we saw the lack of a pool. The guy helping us with our luggage said that we could get a pass to use the indoor (indoor!!!) pool at the hotel next door. We'd also have to skirt the construction zone to get to the beach. We also learned (within the next 5 minutes) from other guests that the construction noise was intolerable & started around 7:15 in the morning. Needless to say, we weren't happy campers ~ I was shaking, I was so upset! Long story short.......we complained, got a full refund, & got a room in another hotel ~ the Surf Club in town ~ (with a shorter walking distance to the beach & pool) & had a blast. are my first 3 pictures from our trip (more to come). The first being (obviously) from the train station (nope...we didn't take the train, we drove), the second being of my sandy feet at the beach on our last full day there, & the third of some gorgeous beach roses. I'll post more when I get a chance...probably won't be until Sunday.

As for the "Aunt Nub Originals" (hand stamped cards)...the offer still stands if you'd like one. I've only gotten 1 request so far...........

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Direct From Never~Never~Land

Helloooooooo out there! Been wondering where I've been? As usual, I've been going to work, coming home, eating & collapsing.....never in the mood to do an entry here. Pathetic, I know. No excuses except for lame ones. Is anyone still out there....reading my blog....waiting for me to re~appear & update? I hope so! I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone or Never~Never~Land & desperately wanting to update & desperately wanting to know that someone is still out there.

To make matters worse on my lack of updates & readership, I'll be going away to Montauk, NY with my mom from June 17th to June 22nd. This is our 7th or 8th time going out there on a yearly basis, just me & her. I used to go every year with my parents when I was little, but then that stopped. Now I crave the time I'm's just so beautiful, peaceful & relaxing. The picture at the top of my page is of the Montauk Point Lighthouse that I took last year. I should have lots to talk about & pictures to post when I get back. Will you all still be there & reading?

As for what's been going on BESIDES work...I had my first colonoscopy (not counting the disasterous (sp?) one I had a few years ago with no prep, no sedation, etc at the whack of a general physician's office that I used to go to) at my gasteroenteroligist (again, sp?). For those of you who haven't had one done, the prep work during the preceeding 36 hours is definately the worst....horrible, nasty stuff to drink, followed by horrible, nasty stuff afterwards. During the procedure the anesthesiologist gave me an IV with some funky stuff to make me pretty much out of it. The procedure took about 20 minutes & all I remember is a little pressure (barely noticeable) & some muffled voices. Skip brought me home & I just relaxed & farted for the rest of the day. I need to remember to call the doctor's office while I'm away for the results.

I also got some fun new rubber stamps that I want to experiment with. The cards that I saw in the store (The Great American Stamp Store in Westport, CT) were really cool & I want to try to re~create them. As I'll have a bunch of newly made cards in the next couple of weeks just dying to fly off to someone, I'm wondering who I can send one to. Anybody want an "Aunt Nub Original"???? Just let me know & I'll be more than willing to make one for you...provided I've got your snail~mail address!

The cuties at the top of this post are 6 Bichon Frise puppies that a customer brought in to our store in the past week. She's a breeder & the mama doggie just had them on April 6th, so they're only about 8 or so weeks old. She had them all in the carrier & brought them & the proud mama into the store. There was another customer in the store at the time, so we each got to hold one or two of them at a time. I just couldn't resist snapping a picture of their cute little faces (at least 5 of them) peeking out of the carrier on my camera phone.

Anywho.....must go get my eyebrows & other assorted & sundry facial hairs waxed (AKA "defuzzed") plus start getting stuff packed for my Tuesday morning departure for Montauk. Have a great week! I'll talk to you soon!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Two Word Meme

I snagged this meme from my good friend, Phinney (who's blog is private, unfortanately, or I'd link it here) (update...I now have a link to Phinney's other blog, which is!). Looked like fun, so I decided to do it....but where the heck is #10 & #19? Now it's your turn to do it.......

1. Where is your cell phone? in charger

2. Where is your significant other? at work

3. Your hair? needs washing

4. Your mother? in Virginia

5. Your father? in Connecticut

6. Your favorite thing? can't pick

7. Your dream last night? re-occuring again

8. Your favorite drink? chocolate milk

9. Your dream/goal? buy RV

11. Your hobby? rubber stamping

12. Your fear? lose Skip

13. Where you want to be in 6 years? not working

14. Where were you last night? at therapist

15. What you're not? thin enough

16. Muffins? chocolate chip

17. One of your wish list items? an RV (can Mike Piazza or Vincent D'Onofrio count)

18. Where you grew up? North End (of New Rochelle, NY that is)

20. What are you wearing? sweat pants

21. Your TV? on alot

22. Your pets? dog cat

23. Your computer? big help

24. Your life? it's there

25. Your mood? needs relaxing

26. Missing someone? my mom

27. Your car? kinda old

28. Something you're not wearing? any shoes

29. Favorite store? Yankee Candle

30. Your summer? cheery sunny

31. Like someone? love husband

32. Your favorite color? always purple

33. When is the last time you laughed? today hopefully

34. Last time you cried? last night

PS The picture above was taken on my camera phone on my way home from work with Skip this past Saturday. There were some really, really wild thunderstorms going on that we kept driving in & out of....& all of a sudden there was a gorgeous double rainbow (look closely for the 2nd was faintly off to the right).