Monday, August 28, 2006

Did i mention that i love stuff. here's somma what i'm lovin' lately.

1. Sitemeter
2. Hair School
3. My ipod
4. Burgers and Shiners at the Vortex
5. Getting Pictures of Lola's dogs in my email
6. Giggling
7. Phone conversations that start with "WHO DIS"?
8. Driving too fast with the radio too loud
9. Gigantic mugs of coffee
10. Getting new music
11. Old Hitchcock movies ( as opposed to the new ones ... that's a joke )
12. Going on walks with my pupper
13. The ugly yet uber comfy 'crocks'
14. When friends who I have leaned on, lean on me.
15. Big Silver hoop earrings
16. The smell of fresh clean laundry
17. Knitting, ( well, i'll like it more when it's cools off - cause DAMN it's hot now)
18. Spending sundays in my pj's
19. Lamps with feathers as fringe
20. Tivo
21. A giant stack of books from the public library
22. That the 'ber months are right around the corner
23. The way the little ones reach up to grab my hand to walk with me
24. Ditto for the "i get to sit next to allie" conversations
25. The smell of fresh cut grass

posted by Allie @ 8/28/2006 12:17:00 AM 6 comments
Thursday, August 24, 2006
when in doubt, meme

The 40 Questions About Me Meme

Find out more useless facts about me!

1. Have you ever been searched by the cops? no ma'am.

2. Do you close your eyes on roller coasters?I have not ridden a rollercoaster in a long time, but when i do, it's eyes wide open and arms reaching up towards the sky!

3. When's the last time you've been sledding? I LIVE IN GEORGIA, what is this sledding thing you speak of?

4. Would you rather sleep with someone else, or alone?Depends on who the person is. i mean i love my numbers, bust MAN some of them are WORLD CLASS SNORERS so , i'll sleep alone thanks...but a good cuddle wwith a cute boy i do like, but then i like it when they go home too...

5. Do you believe in ghosts? Sure do
6. Do you consider yourself creative? Sure do.

7. Do you think O.J. killed his wife? How old is this meme?

8. Jennifer Aniston or Angelina Jolie? Jennifer of course, but DAMN Angelina is SO frekin beautiful, she's gotta be some genetic mutant or something, they can't come out of the package that way.

9. Do you stay friends with your ex's?I kind of wish I did sometimes. Mostly, no.

10. Do you know how to play poker?Poke her, i never even met her! I'll be here all week, try the veal!

11. Have you ever been awake for 48 hours straight?Nope.

12. What's your favorite commercial?I loved the deranged 'gerbils' on the quizno's commericals that at the end of the thing yelled " they got a pepper bar" love that.
13. What are you allergic to? The President & cats

14. If you're driving in the middle of the night, and no one is around do you run red lights? No, damnit,if i did, i'd get caught, i'm that girl.

15. Do you have a secret that no one knows but you? i do.

16. Boston Red Sox or New York Yankees? BoSox. FUCK the yankees.

17. Have you ever been Ice Skating? Better than that, as a kid i went to the Ice Capades Skating School.

18. How often do you remember your dreams?Always. For about 20 minutes unless i write them down.

19. When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried? I can't remember, that's SAD!, but it probably involved lola or christel

20. Can you name 5 songs by The Beatles? Of Course

21. What's the one thing on your mind now? How good i feel

22. Do you know who Ghetto-ass barbie is? yes of course

23. Do you always wear your seat belt? Only when i'm in the front seat.

24. What cell service do you use?Verizon

25. Do you like Sushi? La-hove it.

26. Have you ever narrowly avoided a fatal accident? I did, and it's the avoided part that matters.

27. What do you wear to bed? melon queen t-shirt.

28. Been caught stealing?Once, when I was five. I enjoy s--wait, that was Jane's Addiction. The correct answer is, "no."

29. what shoe size do you have?9 wide. mm wide
30. Do you truly hate anyone? no, probably not, but i dislike most.

31. Classic Rock or Rap? OLD rap will do , but i like classic rock

32. If you could sleep with one famous person, who would it be? Sting

33. Favorite Song? 4 way tie. Tempted by Squeeze, You Don't Know Me by Ray Charles, For The Good Times by Al Green, and Tupelo Honey by Van Morrison

34. Have you ever sang in front of the mirror? Of Course

35. What food do you find disgusting? The Dreaded Green Pepper, Organ Meats, Celery, Fennel, grainy mustards.

36. Do you sing in the shower? Every day of My life

37. Did you ever play, "I'll show you mine, if you show me yours"? Last Week or so.

38. Have you ever made fun of your friends behind their back?No, and i'll kick your ass if fyou do.
39. Have you ever stood up for someone you hardly knew? A million times, i can't say i'm going to ever do it again.

40. Have you ever been punched in the face? no ma'am.

posted by Allie @ 8/24/2006 10:37:00 PM 2 comments
Monday, August 21, 2006
ssh, time for nigh nigh

i've got lots of things to blog about, i just need to settle down and blog it. BUT since i'm both a. tired and 3. not bloody likely to do it tonight ... here's a little nugget ....i finally joined the world of the ipod not that long ago. and i'm queen of the playlist, this is my current ( and always growing, and open to suggestions ) playlist for nigh nigh.

and of course not in order, momma likie the shuffle.

After An Afternoon, Jason Mraz
All At Sea, Jamie Cullum
Angel From Montgomery, Bonnie Raitt
Bewitched , Frank Sinatra
Blackbird, The Beatles
Breaking Us In Two ,Joe Jackson
Colors, amos lee (feat. Norah Jones)
Digame, Ana Nylick
Distant Sun , Crowded House
Don't Dream It's Over , Crowded House
Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight, James Taylor
Easy, Lionel Richie
Emotion, Bee Gee's
Fall At Your Feet ,Crowded House
Father And Son , Cat Stevens
Fingers Of Love, Crowded House
For The Good Times, al green
Four Seasons In One Day , Crowded House
Ghost, Indigo Girls
Good Life , Frances Dunnery
Handy Man, James Taylor
How Deep Is Your Love, Bee Gee's
How Can You Mend A Broken Heart, al green
Humble Me, Norah Jones
I Believe In Love, Dixie Chicks
I Could Write a Book, Frank Sinatra
I Will, alison krauss
I Will, The Beatles
If I Were Your Woman, Gladys Knight and the Pips
If You're Not The One ,Daniel Beddingfield
Into The Mystic , Van Morrison
La Belle Dame Sans Regrets, Sting
Leaving, Indigo Girls
Lonely Night in Georgia, Marc Broussard
Love TKO ,Teddy Pendergrass
My Love, Paul McCartney
No More I Love You's, Annie Lennox
No Woman No Cry , Bob Marley & The Wailers
Nobody's Girl, Bonnie Raitt
Only Lonely , Hootie & The Blowfish
Sleeping To Dream , Jason Mraz
Sweet Baby James , James Taylor
The Nearness Of You, Norah Jones
This Woman's Worth, alicia keys
Tupelo Honey , Van Morrison
Turn Me On , Norah Jones
Walk On The Ocean, Toad The Wet Sprocket
Why?, Annie Lennox
Wild World , Cat Stevens
You Can Sleep While I Drive,Melissa Etheridge
You Don't Know Me, Elvis Presley
You Don't Know Me, Ray Charles
You Don't Know Me, Van Morrison

posted by Allie @ 8/21/2006 07:39:00 PM 4 comments
Wednesday, August 16, 2006

you know when you know someone isn't the one. but you kinda want them to be the one....then you find out YOU'RE not the one and it kinda knocks the wind out of ya.


that's me today.

what do you do with that?

posted by Allie @ 8/16/2006 03:49:00 PM 7 comments
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Curl Up & Dye

ok, so long time no blog.

i know. so shut up already.

we've had interesting developments, wonderful interesting developments in allieland.

and to get to those, you're gonna have to deal with a little backstory...then some front story.

I had a weird career goal as a kid. I wanted to be a makeup artist on “all my children” ( I swear, in my most recent past life I HAD to be a gay man…and he’s been kicking and screaming to get out ever since ) I think it’s no secret that since then I’ve been a total ‘beauty’ junkie.

Momma DO love her cosmetics, hair products, and nail stuffs.

When it came time to decide on an actual career goal, that industry was something I totally wanted to do. One small problem, the parents were NOT having it. They both educated and worked themselves out of lower socioeconomic backgrounds firmly into the middle/upper middle class and they were NOT having their only child “ do hair”.

Now, believe this or not, I’m a TOTAL people pleaser ( or was at least ) and let my dream of a profession in this industry fall by the wayside.{ But as anyone ( ie, the numbers, the gays, and my bff C ) can tell you, I have/had SO SO SO much product I could have styled All My Children, As The World Turns, and Guiding Light ( my shows of choice as a child ) } ANYWAY, I did the ‘right’ thing, got a bachelor of science degree in social services, and went to work.

I worked as a caseworker/ case manager / senior worker… whatever, for about 11 years with varying degrees of success, but this nagging feeling that I was NOT doing what I was put here to do was still pulling at my heart. I left my last job in a VERY bad place, betrayed, deceived, lied to, it was bad, seriously bad…like if I didn’t believe in karma I’d wish terrible things and MEAN it, about someone I used to call friend. ( but that’s another story for another day)

SO, fast forward to about a month ago.

I started cosmetology school

And I fuckin’ rock it right.

It’s so what I’m supposed to be doing. I feel creative, and free, and talented, and happy.

Like really happy, like peaceful, things don’t freak me out happy.

Things like people making “beauty school dropout” and “ they’re always hiring diesel truck owner/operators too, try that out” type comments .. cause you know what, it doesn’t have to be for them, It’s for me, and it’s so me.

I am so happy when I have those tools in my hands, the irons, the dryers, the color…..i’ve always been a crafter, now I can admit that I’m an artist, and this is my art.

And I’ve learned something else.

Do what makes you happy. No matter what anyone else thinks.

If you’ve waited on doing something you want to do because of what someone else might think, do not wait one more minute. I don’t regret my degree, or the work that I did, it helped me decide what I don't want and … it makes doing this now even more sweet.

And it’s more than sweet, it’s delicious.

posted by Allie @ 8/03/2006 08:06:00 PM 10 comments
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