Tuesday, September 27, 2005

In the News

SOUTH FLORIDA, USA (Spinn Press) - Contrary to popular belief, ShellyP has not gone AWOL.

ShellP has been sighted at various locations around town including her job, out walking with her family, and at home cleaning out her garage of old college notes. All of this occurred only yesterday with not as much planned for today. Experts say that while these sightings would seem to imply a leisure life, ShellyP is far from relaxed. "ShellyP is quite busy. I'm surprised she found time to attend that two-year old's birthday party this past Sunday," once source close to ShellyP was quoted as saying. "I really wish I had more time to spend with my family," ShellyP said when recently questioned about her life. "I want to be able to set my own schedule and not have to check the budget just to go grocery shopping." Although these sentiments ring true for many people, ShellyP is working on plans to turn things around for herself and her family. The media has been following her life closely over the past few years and it's not expected that that will change anytime soon.

ShellyP's future plans have not yet been released.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005


It would appear that that's what I have been - missing in action. Actually, I decided to take a break, not from blogging, per se, but from work. My blog was an an innocent bystander that got dragged in against it's will.

It started out as a weekend trip to Albany, Georgia, to visit my sister. It ended up being a road trip - South Florida to Albany, Georgia, to Toronto, Canada, then back again in the same order. It was me, my husband, Sidney, and my mother. Sid, as usual, was the best travel partner. He slept, he ate, he kept himself and the rest of us amused. During the last leg of the trip he was through with the ride though. He was calling, "Mommy, mommy. Get me out."

Toronto was nice. The crime was shocking. Some record homicide numbers the past few months. Every weekend kids are killing kids. I hear that the neighborhood I used to live in, cabs won't even go there anymore. As a matter fact, the local newspaper is doing a 7-part story on the crime in that particular area.

Met up with tons of family. I even managed to surprise nyabg by attending her housewarming party. That was one of the incentives for my going on the trip in the first place.

Of course, no trip is complete without some sort of drama, of which we had our share. On the way to Albany, the tranny on my TL-S went...again. We're on our fourth transmission now. Fortunately, it's a known problem so Acura swaps it out with a new one and off we go - almost. It was Friday, 4 pm before a long weekend, no new tranny in sight, a trip to Canada on the line. As it turned out, Acura will be reimbursing us for part of the rental we had to get - a Mazda mini van. That meant no more miles on my car and a roomier ride. Not bad. That was drama #1. Drama #2 involved me and my husband spending six hours of the next Friday night in an emergency ward because he was having chest pains. Fortunately, after $300 and another bill to come, the doctor determined it wasn't his heart, which was, undoubtedly, a relief. They figure it's some other muscle spasm thing going on. I think it may be related to a hand injury he got not a week before.

I've never been so glad to be back in my own bed.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

A Week Late and a Million Dollars Short

I'm glad that Diggs and Gian are ok.

I wish there was something I could do. I donated some money through my company who matched all donations. I didn't think about giving blood but I can do that too. What else can I do? Suggestions?