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Saturday, February 10, 2007

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Yay! Picture upload working FINALLY! Here are the shots I was going to post with the last two topics: an old one of Peanut and Tramp that will illustrate why I scream "SHUT UP," and one of coworker Nate's new puppy (I posted about him a few weeks back) to illustrate why dogs rule and kids drool!

Having a rough weekend so far. Got some bad news about a friend's dog who died, one I helped hook him up with. I will try to post about it tomorrow. Also, I am trying to adjust myself to get up at 5 a.m on Monday for work after working nights. Lots of changes at the paper that will be great, but stressful for everyone until adjustments made. So if I'm kind of out if it. I have a to-do list a mile long I barely dented today. Please bear with me and carry the load and conversation until I'm back in the groove again! I appreciate so much you all coming here to talk, and I love getting to know everyone. We all have so much in common!

posted by Sandy at 2/10/2007 05:07:00 PM

38 Comments:

Blogger Pam said...

Sandy,'I am so so very sorry that your friend's dog died!!!!!!!!!!
You hang in there and take care of yourself and don't overdo. We'll keep things going for you, you know we love ya!

Saturday, February 10, 2007 5:36:00 PM  
Blogger Alice said...

Ditto to the hang in there! Please send my condolences as well. I am so sorry to hear about your friend's dog child.

My schedule is weird also. My hubby works until almost 11pm and we stay up til almost 3am. Then up about 10am. I usually have to take a nap around 5:30pm. Thank goodness for Tivo!

Saturday, February 10, 2007 6:35:00 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Definitely bad news about your buddies doggie. Please let them know we are thinking about them.

Yes Sandy, I ditto the ditto. Take care of yourself!! It is really hard on the body when you make a drastic change in your schedule. Let us know-we can make a personal delivery of some starbucks or something to you. Hmmm...the LC would probably call the cops on the group of us trouble makers if we showed up unannounced! haha.. it would be well intended tho!

I am a nut when my husband deploys and I completely change my sleeping habits. I guess I watched way too many scary movies when I was a kid. When he is gone, I tend to stay up late and watch those crazy murder shows. So then every noise I hear is off course a copy cat of the serial killer I just watched on TV..sheesh...drive myself crazy. So I stay up very, very late listening for mean people creeping around my house and then have to get up at 5 to get the kids off to school. I really don't know why I worry when he is gone-Its not like he would hear intruders if he were here. He sleeps so hard he wouldn't hear a bomb going off in the backyard...sorry..I definitely went off on a tangent there. But I guess what I'm saying is you are right! When you change your sleeping habits I think its like your body is drugged until you get used to your new routine.

So...if you need coffee..donuts, red bull..let us know. Thats what friends are for!

Saturday, February 10, 2007 7:16:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Shannon, Will try this again. I just got knocked off after I wrote three paragraphs. I hate this crap. You sound like me, the military wife who can't sleep well when the man is away. I just can't sleep when Jon is on a trip. I've certainly had enough experience and time to deal with it but it has never gotten any better. It is just the nature of the beast. Speaking of--- I love Beast Beer! Ha. It's an aquired taste if you don't have it yet,it took me awhile.

Saturday, February 10, 2007 7:56:00 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Beast Beer? Please enlighten me Pam..never heard of it! Yes, I have had plenty of time to get used to it-its the norm around here too. I guess my deployment routine is just a sub-category of my non-deployment routine....hmm...I'm not sure if I even understand what I just wrote! Bring on the Beast Beer!

Saturday, February 10, 2007 8:57:00 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Maybe I shouldn't say bring it on when I don't know what it is????

Saturday, February 10, 2007 8:58:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Shannon,
when we first came to the unit there was always a abundant of the "Beast" which is Milwaukee's Best but we drink the Lite version. I hated it and thought it was nasty but after a few functions it tasted good. The boys challenged me to drink the stuff and I was determined to show them I could hang with the big boys and now it is my drink of choice,ha.

Saturday, February 10, 2007 9:26:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

P.S. Beast is low carb and low calorie too so for beer it has it all. Most of the Night stalker wives I'm friends with are hooked on the Beat too. Once you get hooked you are hooked for life.ha.

Saturday, February 10, 2007 9:30:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

P.S. Beast is low carb and low calorie too so for beer it has it all. Most of the Night stalker wives I'm friends with are hooked on the Beat too. Once you get hooked you are hooked for life.ha.

Saturday, February 10, 2007 9:30:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Shannon, one more thing, if your husband has been in the unit for less than ten years he'll say, yeah that is definetly a old timer Night Stalker wife,ha!

Saturday, February 10, 2007 9:34:00 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Too funny Pam..My Mom drinks this and yes we have made fun of her for it! I will have to try it tho. Still trying to lose my 15 pounds of cookie exchange fat from christmas so I need to cut where ever I can. OK..we might not be spring chickens but we are talking about beer after 10pm so we must be cool right?(I haven't officially been cool for about 15 years now according to my oldest) I will have to ask the hubby about beast beer as soon as he gets home. Haha..and yes it has been less than 10 years for him so he will probably know exactly what you mean!!!

Saturday, February 10, 2007 10:13:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Sandy,
Sorry to hear of the loss of a fur-baby! It is always tough to hear of anyone loosing their precious furry friends as it always strikes up the memories of my past buddies. My heart goes out to them….

Shannon, Pam,
Beer yuck! I am probably the only person to live in Germany for 6 years and only drink one beer! I only drank that one just to say I had a German Beir! I am more of an anything with an umbrella in it kind of gal myself! Are y’all just trying to get Dragon’s tail to rise with all this beer talk? After all, he is a manly man and we all know they drink beer but I doubt he would go for your girly low cal light stuff! I bet he drinks those flaming things…

When we lived in CO, hubby worked the night shift. I would arrange my schedule to be with him. I would clean the home during the night and stay up until the wee hours of the morning until I could no longer hang. Then I would go to bed (usually about 4-5:00) and have it nice and warm when he would get home around 6:00 in the morning. Well, this was all fine and dandy until winter. We had an old vehicle that we basically got for the 4-wheel drive aspect. The thing did not have heat except for the vent of the motor. Hubby was a smoker back then and would roll down his window to puff on the way home. He would get home to a warmed up bed with me inside and crawl his freezing body in and I would scream at him to not touch me! He said he was freezing and needed to be up next to me to warm up. I think he just did that to be a “meany” to me because we were young back then and he was trying to put me in my place. Well, he got put in his place because that did not work for me! I told him he had two options. One, stop doing that to me and life will be good… or two, do that again and I will go to a normal schedule with running the vacuum when he slept during the day. Hubby needs his sleep so I got him where it hurt! Needless to say, hubby did not mess with me to often!

I went on hubby’s schedule with all his strange working hours over the years. I just thought of something that I have never really thought about until now. Skeeter had no problems changing his schedule to suit ours either! He would sleep when we slept and stay up with us when we were up. I tell you he was the perfect cat….

Sunday, February 11, 2007 12:29:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Shannon,
That is funny that you make fun of your Mom for drinking the Beast. It's also funny how one day after thinking it's crap it turns into the best tasting beer out there. If we could get it at resturants I'd order it when we go out. Since we can't we stick to Miller Lite.When we first got to the unit we were stull with Bud Lite but now I can barely drink that and only do if I can't get anything else.
Skeeter no wonder you said yuck if all you drank was that nasty old strong German beer. That stuff would grow hair on your chest and as a girl I don't want taht to happen,ha. In all honesty, beer is my favorite alcoholic beverage, with dry red wines and brut champagne next. I cannot drink sweet drinks of any kind, they make me sick to my stomach. I usally just tell people that is because I am so naturally sweet that my body can't handle any more sugar,ha ha. But back to the beer thing, it has to be nice and cold to be at it's best and then it is soooo refreshing! I don't care for regular beer now that I've been drinking the lite for so long and I really don't care for the dark stuff. It's a matter of taste and what you get used to.

Sunday, February 11, 2007 10:08:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

P.S. Shannon, we're in the same boat with the weight thing. I'm working on losing about 15 pounds too. For health purposes I only need to lose about 10 pounds but for me to feel good about myself agin and to be where I normally am it's 15. In my case it's not the sweets or cookies it's been too much beer. I need to get back on the treadmill every day again so it will go faster but I hate exercise. It helps my Fibromyalgia to exercise too but it's just hard sometimes to make myself do it. If I get into the routine for about 3 weeks it is much easier to keep it up byt getting that first 3 weeks is not fun.

Sunday, February 11, 2007 10:12:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Skeeter, my cats do that same thing. They keep the hours we keep. They really like being with us. When jon isn't home I can't sleep worth a darn even though that has been our routine for years and years. My girls stay close to me. And if I'm upset about something or feeling bad they know it. They come to me to comfort me. They just know when I need them.

Sunday, February 11, 2007 10:16:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Sandy, I see that Nate's new puppy is cuddling a Kansas Jayhawk. One of my best friends is huge Jayhawk fan so will have to tell her about that. She'll like knowing the puppy shares her love for them.

Sunday, February 11, 2007 11:21:00 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Pam,...Brut champagne?..Is that on the same level as Andre or better?(hehe)Sandy probably thinks we have tunred this pet forum into a partiers forum..haha.

Skeeter I am in agreement with Pam. No offense to any people from Germany but to me German beer is totally yucky. I couldn't drink it if I was thirsting to death. Just too strong and bitter for me.

Pam, I have a treadmill but I just can't get motivated. I was really good up until my daughter got maried last Oct. After that, I just went on an eating binge thru the holidays and I haven't stopped yet. The cold weather REALLY gets me down and our treadmill is in our garage that is very cold. Yes. I can definitely find an excuse for not exercising. Same with me about the weight. Heart disease runs in my family so I usually try to eat healthy and keep my weight now. I really don't need to lose 15 pounds but that will put me to where I can breath in my jeans again and I am a cheapie so I don't want to have to buy new clothes!

PS- Yes, we definitely make fun of my Mom for drinking "the Beast" But-being very open minded-I am now looking forward to trying it again myself.

Sunday, February 11, 2007 1:43:00 PM  
Blogger dragon said...

Sandy I do send my condolences on the friend’s pooch that has gone to the great cat chase in the sky. May all cats she chases run into a Kitty Castle set into a wide expanse of green meadows. Some believe that dogs pass on to their dream, and all becomes one united in the cosmos of the universe and peace prevails. Happy cat chase Trixie, give them cats hell……



Pam & Shannon, two girls after my heart discussing alcoholic drinks. Just this past Friday night I was over a friend’s house where we consume alcoholic drinks. Okay beer, not even sure what brand it was. I prefer Michelob my self. I do believe in the laws of physics, if it will go though a straw and burn I will drink it. I may have had one or two too many. I have noticed I don’t recover as well as I use to. The day after some serious drinking I am not worth a dime. I need to do a science experiment to see if is beer causing it or what. A morning after a night of margaritas I don’t feel near as bad, it think. Remember I the experiment, I must start with an open mind and throw out all past experiences. It would be like starting as a virgin. Now I can tell you I can drink champagne all night long, as long as I don’t stand up. I was at a wedding and I was drinking champagne (first time) and I thought this stuff isn’t much at all. Then I went to stand up and then, everything was moving very slowly.

Now tell me, how did ya’ll go from a dog that has passes away to drinks?

Sunday, February 11, 2007 3:05:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Dragon, how sissy can you get? Drinking beer from a straw? Michelob? Puleeez, now have you ever had a beast? If not then we need to initiate you. You ain't a real man or woman if you can't drink a Beast! We will continue this later.
As for going from the dog that passed to the beer thing, we were discussing the beer from the other blog. This one about Stewart passing is after we started the other stuff.
It's good that you ahve a tender heart and feel sorry for Lee too. We know you try to hide you softer side but now come on, with the straw thing. And Drag anyone knows you can't chug champagne or wine like beer cause it will kick your butt. Different make up there.'Hey Shannon, Brut just means the driest non sweet champagne or wine there is. There is no sweetness what so ever and it is so good!

Sunday, February 11, 2007 6:02:00 PM  
Blogger dragon said...

Milwaukee's Best Lite , a beast, plleeez. yes I have drunk Milwaukee's Best. Now if I want some a** kicking beast beer, It's home brew. Some of the home brews I have hade would make your ***** chatter.

Now the only drink I drink from a staw is Mexican Gasoline. It will be on fire when you suck it down with a plasctic straw. You got to go quick or the straw will melt and no Mexican Gasoline for you.

Sunday, February 11, 2007 7:39:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Dragon. good thing I'm trained in the medical profession because if we are ever in a situation with you drinking that kind of concoction you may need my help. And as for the Mexicn gasoline stuff, I think I'll pass but you go boy! Good to know you have at least tried the good ole Beast though. It's refreshing! See ya tomorrow, good night.

Sunday, February 11, 2007 9:03:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Actually, Pam, drinking beer from a straw is the MANLIEST way to drink it. It will knock you on your a** because you don't think you are drinking as much as you are. When I was in the Marines, my roomie and I had a beer drinking contest against a couple of the guys to see who could drink the most beer the fastest. We were drinking pitchers, and all was well until someone brought over straws. You ain't had a pitcher of beer until you've had it through a friggin straw!! She and I went through 5 pitchers in no time (at least they told me it was 5--I didn't remember). I got so sh**faced. And sick--OH LORD. It was a BAD SICK! So bad, that over 15 years later, I still cannot drink beer. And I won't kiss Sweetie if he's been drinking beer, because just the smell and the slightest taste on his mouth just turns my stomach. That is sick, boys and girls.

So anyway, I can vouce that drinking beer with a straw is NOT SISSY!!!

Monday, February 12, 2007 12:58:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Stacey, I have been educated on the subject of drinking beer through a straw. I did not know that it had that effect. It doesn't sound very good since it puts so many bubbles in the beer. Now that you say it knocks you on you butt and I think about the air bubbles in it, it all makes sense why. Ok sorry about going into the medical aspect of it but I tend to think in those terms most of the time. I'm sorry you can't enjoy beer any more but I do relate. I can't touch Marguritas to this day because in 1985 a friend and I had one for lunch and that very night I got sick with a stomach virus, throwing up everything but the thing I tasted most was the Margurita I had earlier in the day.pent the night in the ER getting fluids and tasting that danged nasty sweet drink!!!! Haven't been able to get past the smell of one without a turned stomach since. Once you get that sick on something it does it for you for life.
But I stand corrected and say drinking beer through a straw is NOT sissy, so sorry for my ignorance and thanks for the info. Have a great eveing!

Monday, February 12, 2007 6:30:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Yep! I understand totally. We have both had that kind of sick. It's ironic that you can't drink margaritas, because I LOVE them, and I can't drink beer, and you love your Beast. Variety makes the world go round (or some cliche like that). :)

Monday, February 12, 2007 10:04:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Makes the world very interesting doesn't it? we'll a all t tgehter soon and have our favorite drinks. I'm thnking someplace like the BlackHorse since they have the great big booths that hold around 10 to 12 people. How does that sound to everyone? Sandy we will pick a time that suits you and your schedual.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 11:42:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy Britt said...

I'm sorry I didn't get on this drinking conversation early. I used to be quite the wild party girl in my younger days and still occassionaly like to have a good ole time. I would love to meet sometime and the way things are going lately with work changes and things at home to keep up, I'm about ready for a drink 24/7! I used to be a big beer drinker when I was young, now I still like it but if I'm going to go all night I usually like Vodka with Orange/Pineapple juice. I also like red wine, like a Merlot. But I have learned not to mix drinks at my age, because the hangovers take 10 times longer to get over than when I was in my 20s!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 6:54:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

I am not much of a drinker anymore either but I do have my moments. The last good one I pulled took place at the end of summer a year ago. I was in Clarksville for an end of summer boat party. Some family and friends were on my brother’s boat cruising along the Cumberland. Dragon, we had margaritas! I had one with extra tequila. Whoopee too strong. So I requested to just have them as is. Unbeknownst to me, they were still being spiked! I had too many and I vaguely recall a vision of some swim tops, well, flashing the Fairgrounds bank! That is totally not me! My sober mom put a stop to that as soon as it happened. She reminded us that children may be seeing us stupid idiots. I think that is what she called us! Opps, we stopped that nonsense and continued dancing all the way back to the dock. All I have to say is… Tequila makes my clothes fall off! So no more extra to-kill-ya for me! Thank goodness we did not have to drive back to GA the next morning! Funny thing, only my mom remembers the flashing! Thank goodness for that too! Hubby would have killed me! He was a bit upset he missed the young "perky" gal with us flashing... Ha-ha...

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 7:59:00 PM  
Blogger dragon said...

Skeeter, Skeeter, Skeeter.....

Tell me it's true!!!!! Me and my buddies were out at the river near the fairgrounds having a good ole time as usual. We were watching some people on a boat that got "carried away". It was about the same time frame you mentioned, and it was a sight to behold. My only regret is not getting the camera up and ready in time. Please, please, tell me it was you!! I think I might know you very well indeed.

Don't worry, you have no reason to be ashamed of your "perkiness". It's perfectly okay. All of us have done something similar at one point or another. Right, girls??

Wednesday, February 14, 2007 5:58:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Oh, indeed. Trouble is, being a Marine and all, most of my escapades aren't fit for print in this fine family newspaper. Those will be tales to tell over our beverages of choice. Right, Sandy??? I know you have a few as well. All us military types do.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007 8:25:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

You all make me wish we lived closer. I would love to go out with the girls and have a few. I miss that. People here are very stuck up and don't know how to relax and have a good time. My Hubby says I have a love affair with Jose' and can only date the Captain occasionally as he leaves me pretty sick the next morning. When we get there we all have to go out. BRING ON THE MARGARITAS!!

Thursday, February 15, 2007 11:16:00 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

It's a DATE, Adrienne. You and Skeeter will have to come to town at the same time!!!

Thursday, February 15, 2007 1:10:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Dragon,
That was not my perkiness you saw! I am older and wider in the hips then perky is… Mine are named Flopsy and Mopsy for a reason! The perky one is much younger and (limber too) and just knows how to have some fun and enjoy life. She can put any stripper to shame with her dance moves! After that day, my brother is still trying to figure out how to install a dance pole in the center of his boat! Hey, you have carpenters skills, got any ideas for him??? Like I said, I don’t do such crazy things but once in awhile ( too old now) but it is funny to think back on that memory…

Thursday, February 15, 2007 1:48:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Well glad I checked back in here and got all the good dirt I missed. Man it's good to be back with you guys. As for the flashing on the boat, for shame for shame for shame! I am so apalled. I would never do that, I am a Lady! Lady Night Stalker that is. That was also not me back a few years ago table dancing with some friends of mine at a bachlorette party either, thata was just a nasty rumor by the wild ones in the bunch,ha.
Skeeter, you are too funny, Flopsy and Mopsy,ha. Good one. Some of us can say we're perky but don't have the size that Flopsy and Mopsy do,ha. Ok we better behave here before someone thinks we're turning into a porn site. And Dragon, get that gleam outa your eyes we are NOT gonna go there!!!!!!!!!

Friday, February 16, 2007 10:02:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Pam,
I wonder if Dragons 'human' snook-em poos read these posts??? LOL

Friday, February 16, 2007 12:16:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Gee, Skeeter, I hope not. She'd probably come to our first gathering and whoop up on us!!! Nah--any woman that would marry a man with the sense of humor that Dragon displays here has got to be a fine judge of character. And she would quickly know that we are just that--a bunch of CHARACTERS!!!!!

LOL

Friday, February 16, 2007 12:20:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

I agree with Stacey, I bet Dragon's wifey poo is a real cool gal! I bet she would fit right in with our gang too.

Friday, February 16, 2007 3:02:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Stacey & Pam,
I was thinking, wouldn’t it be funny if Dragon was one of our hubby’s posting incognito! Well, the picture of the Kitty Kastle solved that thought. I know my hubby cannot build anything like that. Bless his heart, he built me a birdhouse one time and the squirrels knocked it off the tree and broke it in no time at all. A carpenter, my hubby is not…

Yep, I bet Dragons wifey-poo is just as funny and crazy as the rest of us...

Friday, February 16, 2007 5:28:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

I agree Skeeter and also on hubby not being a carpenter. He can do a lt of things with electronics and etc. He can work on cars and trucks and he is a super pilot but he ain't good with a hammer. I think he could be but he doesn't really like that kind of work so makes it easy not to be any good at it.
We would know by now if Dragon was one of ours becasue whoever got that great Valentine's Day he gave her would have to have told us about it by now.

Saturday, February 17, 2007 7:28:00 AM  

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Sandy Britt, an animal welfare advocate and volunteer with Clarksville rescue organizations, takes care of three dogs: Zoe, Scooter and Peanut; two cats: Catfish and Tarzan; and one husband, Glen, and according to him she takes care of them in that order.
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