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Catching up with 2 of my brothers

My brother, Red Baron, was in town yesterday for his annual check flight.  So when he called me up offering dinner, who was I to say no?  Given the mood I’ve been in, had anyone else asked, I would’ve politely declined.  But I don’t get to see the Baron very often…except on trips to Beaumont.  And those are always spent trying to play catchup with everyone so it leaves little time for more lengthy, individual conversations.

I went and picked the Baron up from his hotel and then we met my other brother, Duckie, at a nearby restaurant.  Red Baron was joking that he should come up more often because it was pretty obvious that Duckie and I had catching up to do as well.  It’s funny, but really kind of sad.  I mean, Duckie does live within 30 minutes of me (if the flow of traffic cooperates), but we don’t see a lot of each other.  We have good intentions at times, but life gets in the way I guess.

Anyway, it was great to spend a few hours with the both of them.  I love my family!  Even though we aren’t always the best at staying in touch, I feel really fortunate to have the family that I do. 

I see that the testing app server bounce is complete, so back to work I go…

Surprise, surprise.

You’ll never guess who tried to head out of town around 9am today and had major car problems.  And is now back at her house waiting on her brother, who was half way to Beaumont and had to turn around and come back.   

I checked all my fluids and got everything ready to go last night.  Woke up this morning and got the car all loaded.  Backed out of the garage to spot a HUGE puddle of OIL on the ground.  So I get out of the car and see oil streaming out from under my car.  CRAP CRAP CRAP CRAP CRAP.

I took off to Firestone and had them look at it to see why it’s leaking and they find some cooling line has cracked.  And it’s a special part that has to come direct from the dealership.  And of course, the parts and service place at Mazda is closed.  SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT.

Luckily, Duckie, who was supposed to leave yesterday, had decided to wait and head out this morning so we could kind of follow each other.  Since he lives across town, we decided we’d meet up about an hour south of Dallas.  It’s all interstate from there.  He ended up getting on the road a lot earlier than me and was already there when I called to tell him I was leaving.  So he’s got a good hour on me. 

Then, I see the crap in my car and all and call him back and tell him to drive slower.  lol  Another hour later and he is now almost back to Dallas.  Should be here in a bit so we can move all my crap to his truck and head out again.

So now I don’t know if I will be coming back with him on Monday or if my dad is gong to be able to loan me something to drive back.  And then I have the whole getting-the-car-fixed crap to deal with.  It’s probably going to cost more than that POS is worth.

Ok, I’m done bitching.  Merry Christmas!  😛

Do I Offend?

Saw this over at The Rock Bitch and thought I’d give it a shot.  Go figure, she got one of her favorite movies, and I got one of mine.  Although not by much of a margin. 

I heart Duckie Dale.  In fact, it’s why I call one of my brothers Duckie on here.  Well, not because I love him in that way, but because he reminds me of him.  Brother Duckie even dressed up as PiP Duckie for Halloween one year long ago.  And the both of us (mostly me) still quote this movie entirely too often. 


Pretty in Pink

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Ok.  I’m off like a dirty shirt…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Around this time last year, I had enjoyed several servings of Turkey (wink, wink) and was rushing him out the front door because my parents were less than an hour away and I still had to clean house.  This year, no Turkey for me.  And no turkey either. 

I normally get Thursday and Friday off for Thanksgiving.  However, this year, they decided to give us the option of saving the Friday and using it in December.  Since I’d rather have the time off for Christmas, I opted to work this Friday so I could have the extra day later.  Then, Monday, I end up sick and haven’t been in to work all week.  So now I am working today and tomorrow to avoid wasting 3 days of vacation on being sick. 

My brother that lives in this area, Duckie, has the whole week off from work, so he made use of one of middle brother’s, Red Baron’s, passes and flew to San Diego to visit oldest brother, Dilbert, and his family for the week.  He got there Saturday evening.  Mom & Dad headed that way on Tuesday.  I’m not sure if Red Baron and his family decided to go, too, or not.  Since Red Baron’s family usually spends most of the holiday with my sis-in-law’s family, they may have opted to stay in town. 

So, here I sit, on Thanksgiving day, alone with my dog, watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade on tv.  I could feel sorry for myself for missing out on being in San Diego (somewhere I’ve never been) with the rest of my family.  Or for being sick and snot-nosed and working when I should be off.  Or for still being single, with no hope of ever meeting Mr. Right.  Or for being buried in debt and having to force myself to keep the same crappy furniture for another year to avoid further burying myself.  I could really have a pity party. 

But…

I’m not.  Instead, I’m grateful for being able to work from home, in my PJs, with my dog to keep my feet warm.  I’m grateful to own my own home (yes, I realize, I am still paying for it). 

I’m thankful for my family and all they have done for me and continue to do for me.  My parents totally and completely rock, there is no arguing that.  My brothers, although I don’t get to see them as often as I’d like, are cool as hell and are there for me whenever I need them.   I have the most adorable, sweet, and smart nieces and nephews who are growing up faster than I’d like to admit. 

I’m thankful for the friends I have made in the past few years that literally pulled me out of the depths of my despair.  I’m thankful for those that I have managed to establish true friendships with.  I’m grateful for those that annoy the crap out of me and force me out of the house when I don’t want to be as well as those that know when it’s best to just leave me alone.

I’m thankful for the promotion I received at the end of last year.  I have truly enjoyed my job exponentially more than I did previously.  I’m grateful for the opportunity I was given and the challenges I faced.  I’m grateful I was able to meet, and even exceed, the expectations that were made of me. 

So while I could find something to complain about, on today of all days, why would I?  Cheers to you and yours!

Happy Turkey Day!