November 30, 2008

Why Why Why???

So, we all know that my dating life has been almost non-existent since February! I think its the longest I've gone without dating ANYONE since I've been dating, but whatever. From July on, I wasn't in any shape to be with my friends, let alone date someone and not send them running.

So, I'm kind of ready and trying online dating again, we'll see how it goes. It always reinforces to me how superficial people are, but that's their choice!

The why, why, why question is two fold.

FIRST - Saturday night after the horrible football game, Mom and I left Dad at the hotel (he was cold - poor baby!) and went to 2Chez for a quick drink, and to get a small something to eat. I walked up to the bar, cause there's no way that they'd just have someone wait on us. And this man, about my mom's age, walks up next to me and says "that was one hell of a sad game" and he's leaning toward me, touching my arm. I order an Appletini, and the bartender is making it, and throws a cherry in the glass. And I say, "I don't need a cherry." Now I DO actually realize how dirty this statement is - to someone I'm flirting with! It is not, however, dirty to the bartender throwing an unwanted cherry in my drink. And the dirty old man says "Really? That sounds like a challenge."

I looked at him, rolled my eyes and said "go away."' He laughed and walked over to start talking to my MOM!

The second piece of Why is WHY am I suddenly Good Luck Chuck? Why is it that when I date someone, the very next person they date, after me, they end up marrying???? This has now happend FOUR times! Four! Times! I'm not making this up. Its rediculous! I'm starting to get a complex - maybe I should offer out my services. Maybe it would get me more dates!

Hope you enjoyed your trip to MollyWood! I'll catch you tomorrow!

November 25, 2008

Kinda Cool

I did something kinda cool today! I applied to adopt a soldier through I have a good life - even though this has been a rough year for me. I read about this in Real Simple and its something that I can do. You make a six to twelve month commitment to send a letter once a week and one to two care packages a month to an assigned soldier. It just seems like a cool project, and I have a feeling that if I'm approved, that my family will probably get involved as well.

So, fingers crossed that I get approved, and more fingers crossed that if I do, that I get someone cool.

On another note - I had an interesting night at home last night. I am so excited that I'm in a house and not living with a shared wall next to the white trash neighbors. I'm also REALLY excited that I can play music as loud as I want, sing along and dance around the house and NO ONE will ever know!

Have a great week. Eat lots of turkey!

MollyWood loves you!

November 24, 2008

I think we're all being Punk'd

Seriously, America, I think we're being Punk'd....and I'm ranting about it!

As far as Celebrity Baby names goes, Ashley I'll never be as hot as my sister Simpson has a DOOZIE.
Bronx Mowgli Wentz
Mowgli, as in the kid from the Jungle Book. As in, raised by WOLVES in the Jungle Book. As in BEAR NECESSITIES Jungle Book.

I've got a few others that make me crazy, though I think Jason Lee naming his son Pilot Inspektor is HILARIOUS!

Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale (Gwen & Gavin)
Pilot Inspektor Lee (Jason Lee)
Speck Wildhorse Mellencamp (John Mellencamp)
Moxie CrimeFighter Jillette (Penn Jillette).

Hope you're having a great week - I'll catch you later!

November 19, 2008

MollyWood goes to Washington

I love my new job. Today I'm in DC meeting with members of Congress (COOL) and tonight I'm taking a train to NYC (COOL!).

I was up at 5am, and the only time I'm a fan of 5am, is when I'm asleep and don't actually see it. I was showered and out of the house by 6am and I had landed in DC by 9:30 - and let me just tell you about the shock to my Florida living system when I walked out onto the Metro platform at Reagan to wait for the train and it was 22 degrees out - TWENTY TWO DEGREES!

So, I'm meeting our National CEO and some other people for lunch at a restaurant in Union Station - the best part of that is that silling and waiting in Union Square is a Smart-Ass's dream come true.

First, there's the homeless man, talking to himself about which Boradway show he wants to go see and WHY. "She can barely carry a note, how's she supposed to carry an act?" Then there's the girl behind me who has busied herself for about an hour filling out the FORTY postcards she's spread all over the bench. Next, the guy on his cell, so loud they can hear him in space, who required me to find my secret oxygen mask to protect me from his cologne.

And the best. I'm quietly reading and I hear, "Its not a weapon by itself, its only a weapon when its used by him, with you. And you're both terrorists." If this woman comes back by, I'll make sure I give you her other quotes. That one at least got a laugh from one of my waiting neighbors, who made eye contact and giggled.

There's more I'm sure, but this stupid public internet already lost my better post.

I'll give you more when I have it!

MollyWood loves ya!

November 11, 2008

Smart People of the Day Awards!

Ok, usually, my snarkiness gets the best of me from dealing with the majority of the population. As I have decided that I am more intelligent than roughly 90% of the people out there, I get a little self righteous. But just because I'm sassy, that doesn't mean that I can't be self depricating too.

So, the smart person of the day award goes to ME!

And now, I'm going to tell you why...

I had to run an errand. Not a big deal, I needed to drop off a deposit at the Navy Credit Union. No biggie, I thought, I know they're closed today because its Veteran's Day (BTW - THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU'VE DONE!) but I'll put it in the Night Drop. So, the branch I went to HAD NO NIGHT DROP - WTF?????

So, I stopped in the parking lot, turned off my car and looked up in my trusty Crackberry where another branch was. I found it, turned the key and NOTHING. No crank, no sputter, NOTHING. So, I went to take the key out of the ignition to try again, and they key wouldn't come out.

My head was racing: Ok, don't panic. The car won't start. Don't panic. Who do you call in Jacksonville if you're car won't start. Don't Panic. Do I just call a dealership? Don't Panic! How am I going to get there? Walk? I don't know where anything is! DON'T Panic! Oh crap, oh crap, oh crap! DON'T PANIC!!!!

So, I got out my AAA card, and looked up Chrysler dealers in Jacksonville, and called the one closest to me. I asked for the Service Department, got connected and proceeded to information-puke to a VERY nice man named Dave. Unlike most car service people I have talked with in my life, Dave was VERY nice and didn't talk down to me or belittle me. He asked what it did when I turned the key, I said NOTHING! It doesn't do ANYTHING! And the key won't come out of the ignition!

He thought for a second, and said, "Ok, lets take this one step at a time. Is it in Park?"

Yes, Ladies and Gentlemen, I freaked out and called the dealership becuase the CAR WAS OFF AND IN DRIVE.

Thanks for visiting MollyWood....I'll catch you tomorrow!

November 10, 2008

Weekend Update

I took this with my cell phone at about noon on Saturday. It was about 70 degrees, sunny, breezy and not a cloud in the sky, and I was going to watch the Noles whomp up on Clemson. Really, it doesn't get more perfect!
Hope you enjoyed your trip to MollyWood - I'll catch you later!

November 9, 2008

Here we go a Waltzing...

So, I’m back in Tally for the weekend – GO NOLES! I met my parents at the hotel (props to Poppa Pete for letting me crash with them!) Once we all got into town, we went to Chili’s for dinner. Fab idea by the way to take a man who can’t hear and refuses to wear a hearing aid to a restaurant with tile floors, wood walls and hard surfaces to a place that serves 2-for-1 all day, every day. It was by far the loudest I’ve ever heard it!

So, while we’re at Chili’s I run to the restroom, and find it chock full of FSU’s finest sorority girls. All wearing adorable LBDs and putting on red feather boas. Not the most unique part, as most of us that have pledged loyalty to some secret society have at least one feather boa story in our arsenal. What got me, these girls were obviously going waltzing, and they were organized.
Point of reference here, in Tallahassee, when you turn 21, you do your Tennessee Waltz, as all of the bars in town (well most of them anyway) are on Tennessee Street.
And when I say organized, I mean they had made buttons – big ones that said something like “We’re getting Black Jacked for Holly’s Waltz”.

So, I go back to the table and tell my folks about it, cause 9 years ago, you know I did it. And soon, we see the whole gaggle of them leaving Chili’s, with some boys in tow, and the birthday girls’ MOM trailing behind them. Now, I don’t know about you, but the celebration for my 21st birthday was absolutely no place for my parents. They knew I did it, but they didn’t want details, and that was fine by me. We don’t need to fondly discuss how I threw up outside of one bar and then went into another for more drinks, really, it should all stay a reverently kept secret.

When we were done with our meal, we walk out of Chili’s to find a party bus and Mom is getting off, waiving saying “Have fun girls, be safe” and that sort of mom-type shit. Seriously?? Who’s Mom goes with them to start their 21st birthday partying?

November 6, 2008

Welcome to the DollHouse!


I just saw the preview for Joss Whedon's new show, starring Eliza Dushku, and I want it NOW!!! I was a complete Buffy freak, and I'm totally a fan of Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog, but this looks INSANE!

Loving Digital Cable
Ok, so aparently there's a channel that shows TWO, count them TWO episodes of the original Beverly Hills 90210 at 5 and 6 at night - SO COOL!

I'm sure there's more...just can't think of it right now.

Hope you enjoyed your visit to MollyWood! I'll catch you later! the East Side

So, I keep getting calls and emails for pictures of the new house. All I can tell you, its SO much better in person than it is in pictures. We (Mom and I) have been working so hard, since Saturday - there were 34 boxes that got loaded on the truck, there are 4 left, and those are all in the guest room until I can find some kind of strorage unit to hold clothes and shoes.

Aren't those steps pretty? Installed them myself! Caused a huge argument with Dad. Has this happened to anyone else? My parents used to know everything, and I depended on them for lots of information. Now, my Dad insists that he knows EVERYTHING and argues to that fact. His big thing is that he corrects my mom about everything. She says my new neighbors are "about my age" he says, "No, they're WAY OLDER."

Nothing really outstandingly funny to report yet. I'm getting set up for more trainings and it looks like I'm going to be traveling a lot in the next few weeks, NYC and DC!
Hope you enjoyed your trip to MollyWood!

November 3, 2008

Moving on Up.....

Just a quick post. I'm in Jacksonville, I'm in the house, there's about 10-ish boxes left, and I have cable and internet!!! (And I've already been to Target twice and returned 4 items - one got returned on the first visit from a Tallahassee purchase.) All will be explained when I get a chance to write a full post. Some of this move has been a comedy of errors...some has been a lot of giggles. But what I can tell you, is that my parents met me here on Saturday and left Sunday night and no one yelled and no one got hurt - just very sore.