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I know I’ve been gone an awfully long time, and I have no excuse other than the “I’m feeling really lazy” one.  Anyway, I intend to catch everyone up shortly — even though it probably won’t be very interesting at all.

I’m glad to be back.  And I’ll be visiting everyone soon enough.


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It was a cool but beautiful day when Nibbles arrived in our fair town of Melissa, Texas.  We were a bit late getting to the post office, and when we got there, we found Nibbles patiently waiting on us.















The first thing he did upon arrival was meet our new real buddy Koko.  She’s a long-haired Chihuahua that was given to us (more about Koko later).  Koko loved Nibbles and Nibbles loved Koko.
















We asked Nibbles if there was anything special she wanted to do while visiting us, and right away she let us know with a great deal of exuberance, that she wanted to go sight seeing.  We warned her there wasn’t much to see in Melissa, but Nibbles insisted.  So, we took her to see the Fire Station, and the local park.  That about summed up the town sights; but Nibbles fell in love with the park, so that was lucky for us.  Here she is sliding down the BIG slide:














And she absolutely loved climbing atop Big Foot the green dragon.















Then, she spotted the Basketball courts and threw a hissy fit because I wouldn’t play her a game of HORSE.  So… the husband initiated a game of one on one and that appeased Nibbles.













Then, Nibbles spotted the cars and promptly hopped into one and away she went!  We screamed and hollered for her to come back, “Come back Nibbles!  Nibbles, come back!”  on account she didn’t have a license and all, but she wouldn’t listen.  She just stepped on the accelerator and faster she went!













We got tired of waiting for her to come back, so we gave up and decided to go on home and hoped Nibbles would be able to find her way back.  A short while later, Tom (one of our three police officers) showed up on our driveway with errant Nibbles in tow:













He gave her a citation for driving without a license and gave us a severe scolding for allowing her to drive without a license.  What ever!

And that was the end of Nibbles’ Adventure in Melissa Land.  The End.

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OK, it was raining when Philip arrived in Texas, and it was raining when Philip left.  Needless to say, our outdoor activities were curtailed to the point where Philip was going nuts being cooped up inside the house.  It took every ounce of energy to keep up with the little fellow, because he just simply would not sit still! 

From the moment Philip arrived, he wanted to be and act like a real Texan.  So we loaned him our hat and our gun.
















Like I said, we were cooped up inside the house because of the rain, but the little fellow just kept watching outside and the minute the rain let up for a second, he dashed outside and flew/ran right up a tree.




















He said he could view things from up there that we couldn’t from the ground.  So I relented and let him stay up there for a few minutes.  Then, he spotted something way out at the back of the yard and off he went.  He found Myrtle!
















And Lilith!
















And Alex!  Although Alex wasn’t exactly sure how he felt about a teeny tiny pink flamingo for a friend…
















Right after, Philip discovered a few of Zee’s toys lying about and of course, he just had to try them out.  He zipped around the house fast enough to get a speeding ticket

















And he slid down the banister enough times that I seriously considered spraying furniture wax on his little butt.















Finally, the time came for Philip to leave, and the husband, cheap as always, was actually going to charge Philip for his stay!  Here they are trying to work out the costs involved.
















Don’t worry.  I was able to talk the husband out of charging Philip for his stay.  Shame on the husband!  Anyway, it was time for Philip to leave, so we all drove him down to the local UPS place where he stoically boarded his little box and away he went to New York.  Sob.  I’m going to miss that little feller!

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Not sure if I’ve mentioned it before, but I suffer from Social Phobia and Agoraphobia.  My worst enemy is the Social Phobia.

Social phobia, also called social anxiety, can be extremely debilitating and is typically characterized by overwhelming anxiety and excessive self-consciousness in everyday social situations. People with social phobia have a persistent, intense, and chronic fear of being watched and judged by others and of being embarrassed or humiliated by their own actions.

In my case, it is severe enough that it interferes with my everyday, ordinary activities.  I know that my fear of being around people is unreasonable, but I have not been able to overcome it.  However, since I started blogging, and more specifically, since I’ve gotten to know some of you, I’ve noticed a slight increase in my ability to deal with my…problems.

For instance, I no longer lurk in your blogs.  Instead, I actually leave comments, and make the effort to let you know I’m there.  I’ve made some friends, too.  And, the other day, I actually drove, alone, past my comfort zone (which is four miles down the highway to Exit 41).  While all of this may sound a bit ridiculous, I can assure you it is truly awful for me.  If I leave my comfort zone, or if I am in a situation where I have to interact with people (be it online, emails, in person, in stores, etc.), I tremble, I sweat, I have difficulty breathing, and to boot, all of this is accompanied by nausea.  Making it worse, is the fact that I KNOW this is going to happen, and then I often make myself sick, worrying for days or weeks in advance of a dreaded situation.

Anyway, now that you know a bit of my background, you’ll understand better my reasons behind this award I’ve cooked up for you.  Or, maybe award is not the right word.  It is more of a “thank you so much” type of thing.  Nevertheless, I would like to present this token to the following people for the following reasons:

Josh:  Because you are thoughtful and kind, and a great friend.

Trisha:  Because you’re always there with words of wisdom or encouragement.

JavaJunkee:  Because you make me laugh and you make me smile. 

Teeni:  Your kindness astounds me.  How you make time for everyone amazes me.

Birdpress:  I love your style and your spunk.  And you, too, are a kind soul.

Peter Parkour:  Peter… what can I say?  Peter because he gave me my very first link in the blogging community I’ve come to love.  He included me when I was a total stranger feeling left out.

Enjoy, and feel free to pass this along if you feel like it.

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Happy New Year!

happy-new-yearI want to wish everyone the very best there is to offer.  This blog is my feeble attempt at stepping outside my box and reaching out to make friends.  Something that in real life is almost impossible for me since I have social anxiety disorder and Agoraphobia.  The real life friends I used to have are virtually non-existent now thanks to my stupid and unsound fears.  This blog has enabled me to reach out and touch lives while remaining relatively sane about the whole thing. 

This coming year, I plan to make a real attempt at reaching out.  Both in my blogging and in my day to day activities.  So, I thank you, my soon to be fast-friends, for allowing me into your daily lives, even if only through your blogging.

Here’s to 2009!

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Since I seem to have writer’s block, I thought I’d take the easy way out today and update the “About Me” page. I wanted to give everyone 50 things about myself but I’m having trouble with that as well. It’s hard talking about oneself! So, the list is up in the about me section, but it’s incomplete. I’ll add to it as I think of more useless info to impart.

Will somebody please give me something to blog about?! Help!

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There’s like a chance in hell these people will run across this blog, so what the hell.  This is what I thought think of the people I hung out with in high school.  The girls are probably all going under married/divorced names now, and the guys… well who cares about these guys.  For the most part they were real jerks.

Kathy Lane:  Blah blah blah boring, but you thought you were hot shit.  She probably married the guy who took her to the debutant ball, wears leopard print pants, blouses cut to there, wears jewel-studded glasses, and drinks martinis for breakfast.  She has a personal trainer who works with her to maintain her boob job, has 1.5 kids, all in private school and wearing braces.

Rachel Shapiro:  sweet kid, but too much of a follower.  If Kathy Lane told her to wear a pink and green striped skirt with a royal blue blouse…she’d do it.  Today, Rachel is probably hanging on the phone, waiting for Kathy to tell her what next to do.  Tsk, tsk.

Kathy Whipple:  Something wicked this way comes.  Kathy and I were probably  best friends and we got into so much trouble together…fun!  She was always up for whatever I came up with, and I likewise.  One time, we went on a double date, a picnic.  I got the bright idea to fix sandwiches for the guys made of Alpo.  We used two cans, made sure the sandwiches were nice and hefty, and then fed them to the guys.  The fuckwads ate the damned things and didn’t even blink an eye; in fact, they said it was “yummy”.  Spoiled all our fun.  And who the hell says “yummy”, anyway?  We dumped them after that date.

Diane Saul:  User!  Slut!  Evil!  She took the part of the Wicked Witch of the West in our high school senior play, and played it well; because that’s who she really was.  I imagine today she’s still trying to figure out new broom flying patterns.

Joni Letterman:  Stuck up, full of shit, and not a live brain cell in her head.   But she probably grew up to be the captain of her cheerleading team in college.  I’m sure afterward she had tons of offers from either porn producers or manufacturers looking for spokespersons.  Rah, Rah, Rah, Joni!

Evan Gazar:  Nice kid, but I’m still not sure about him.  He broke my heart, the dumb jerk.

Roger Chubin:  I think I had a crush on him throughout my entire high school career.  Did he know I existed?  Only when it came time to do those stupid barn dances square dances they made you do in gym class.

Michael Keizer:  A dictator in the making, even back then.  He got progressively worse as the years went by, and I don’t like to think about where he is now.  He may come after me.

Peter Bailey:  OMG.  What a hunk!  He was over 6 feet, platinum blonde hair, the lightest blue eyes I’ve ever seen — rivaling a clear summer sky, and as nice as can be.  Peter never had an unkind word for anyone about anybody.  He’s probably a priest now.

Doreen Jambo:  We were inseparable all during grade school and junior high.  We moved and were separated and didn’t hook up again until high school when her family moved to Florida.  Lo and behold, there was Doreen in my school!  I was so happy.  But the bitch acted as if she didn’t know me, and couldn’t be bothered to give me the time of day.  ME!  Her best friend ever!  And I hung with the in crowd, too.  Oh, well.  You win some, you lose some.

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