Tuesday, February 3, 2009

get me out of this car!

Just to share - its snowing again in the nati. We were told there would be a dusting to an inch by the end of the day-then we were told 2 to 4 inches -now were being told 4 to 8 inches! The roads were a slick mess when I tried to leave so I went back to work and Ben came and picked me up. We left at 630 it is now 830 and we still have at least 10 miles to go! We are both hungry and have to pee so hopefully it won't be too much longer! Traffic is moving at a glacial pace but the good news is that I haven't seen a single accident or spin out unlike usual! Thank god people are taking their time and getting home safe! Well I'm off to .... Well sit here patiently until we finally make it home!later! Miss amber lane.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Questions Answered

Hi, hi! Its been a long day but a good one. Ben and I haven't had dinner yet so I'm here and gone but I wanted to post my answers to the questions Katy @ Tripping Down The Aisle posed via my email. Answering was fun- if anyone wants a go ---
Here are the directions:
1. Leave me a comment & your e-mail address saying, "Interview me." If you dare.
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. (I get to pick the
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview
someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them
five questions. (I get to choose the questions.)

On to the questions!

1. What is the craziest thing you have ever done? Oh Lord..if I tell you the craziest thing I ever did ... me thinks ya'll won't find me so adorable anymore. Let me tell you it involved lots-o-liquor, sparkely shoes sitting bare-assed on a metal futon frame- outside, talking shit to my cat, and throwing up all over the bathroom floor at my momma's house. Or it could be that other time....

2. What is your most prized possession? A doll that my my grandma gave me for my 5th birthday- she was one of the ones that look like a real newborn baby and I named her Laura- it was the last birthday that she was alive for . Laura is also famous- she's played Baby Jesus in a Christmas Play and The Baby born at the end of the song De'Lovely in a Cole Porter review I was in.

She looks a little something like this when she's nakie.

3. What movie/song/tv show always makes you tear up?
Love of My Life By Carly Simon- my mom once told me that was her song to me- now everytime I hear it.....water works.

The Lyrics:

I love lilacs and avocados
Ukuleles and fireworks
And Woody Allen and walking in the snow
But you've got to know that

You're the love of my life
You are the love of my life
You are the love of my life
You are the love of my life
>From the moment I first saw you
The second that you were born
I knew that you were the love of my life
Quite simply the love of my life

I love Lucy and pumpernickel bread
The Statue Of Liberty and
standing ovations
And falling into bed
But get it through your head that

You're the love of my life
You are the love of my life
You are the love of my life
You are the love of my life
>From the moment I first saw you
The second that you were born
I knew that you were the love of my life
Quite simply the love of my life

You an drive me crazy
You can drive me anywhere
Here are the keys
Just do as you please
It may not always be easy

But you're the love of my life
My heart is riding on a runaway train
You are the love of my life
through all the pleasure and pain
>From the moment I first saw you
I knew it right away
I knew that you were the love of my life
Simply the love of my life
You are the love
The great love of my life.

4. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Did you do anything close to it?
When I was a child I wanted to be a singer (famous of course) or a teacher. I came close to both. In college I pursued my vocals and joined a Children's Theatre group that toured Europe, Asia and the United States Mid West. I even was asked for autograph- by children under the age of 10 anyway- I sing a lot of karaoke now but would enjoy getting back into a performance mode - as for the teacher part- being an activities is like being a teacher- I tell stories, give quizzes (through trivia), lead crafts, make lesson plans, decorate bulletin boards, etc. etc. Sometimes being an Activities Director is also a lot like being a mom, a waitress, a personal shopper,a vet, a grandaughter, and a friend.

5. What's your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
That's easy- sleep. There's nothing like taking a nap on a rainy spring day with the windows open and a warm breeze coming in. I also like to play in the rain in the summer - what's better than splashing through warm puddles and not caring what anyone thinks?

And that's all she wrote- if you want to play- comment and I'll email ya some questions.
Now on to a late dinner with the Bennyboo!


Miss Amber Lane

Tonight I'm Feeling: Sleepy, Relaxed, and Hungry

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The End of the Superbowl


That is all.

So Far.....

The Superbowl has been super. 

Ben and I are watching from the comfort of our own couch,munching on Skyline Chili Dip (its a Cincinnati thing ya'll) and rooting for Arizona. 

First things first; being that we're both born and raised in the Nati- we are Bengals fans (through bad and ...more bad?) thus we HATE Pittsburg with a fiery passion thanks to the 2005 play off game where Carson Palmer's career was nearly ended with a nasty- and Cincinnatians believe- intintional blow to the knee by the Steeler's Kemo Von Olhoffen (I know that's not how you spell it but I'm not going to trouble myself to google it. TYVM) and our title and superbowl dreams were crushed. I also hate the Steelers because I believe  Ben Roethlisberger to be a complete doushe bag and I can say that because yours truly went to Miami University with Big Ben. Not just went to school with him- but traveled with him (and the rest of the Redhawks) in the year just before he was drafted. 

Baby did this for her first three years @ Miami......

In case you can't find me.... here I am.....

Probably my favorite picture ever taken of myself- I look so young and fresh and blonde and pretty...ugh and dare I say probably 15 lbs skinnier....hmph.

Anhow I digress. Big Ben proved to be less than awesome in interactions I, or other females I know had with him. He had a rockstar complex if you ask me and didn't know how to treat a lady other than to expect sexual favors. I mean I guess I can give credit where credit is due- the man can play some football....but I still hate his and the Steelers guts.

We also root for Arizona because Darnell Dockett is our friend Will's cousin..although Will did flake on the Superbowl tix....oh well. 

So thus far I think the game is good. Jennifer Hudson did Francis Scott Key proud with her stunning version of The Star Spangled Banner- I've never heard a more flawless vocal performance of our National Anthem and I have to admit watching the close-ups of the players get teary-eyed as they listened and waited for the biggest game of their lives...I got a little misty. 

The commercials have been fun- my favorite so far- the one where Mr and Mrs Potato Head are driving down the road and she's: blah, blah, blah and he's annoyed and then they hit a bump in the road or something and her lips fly off and rolls down a hill and he drove off without them in silence- to which she switches her eyes out from her regular ones to her mad eyes. 
I admit...I giggled.

The half time show was good but scandal-less..bring back Janet....THAT was a half time show to remember! 

Oh yeah...and the game.....

I'm bummed that AZ is down as we go into the 3rd quarter -although even my Pittsburg hating self can say the last play of the 2nd quarter was pretty bad ass. 

SO half time is over and I'm headed back to the couch with Bennyboo and kitty meows. If the game doesn't end too late I may come back to recap. If not I'll catch ya'll tomorrow!


Miss Amber Lane

Tonight I'm Feeling: Snuggly, Stuffed, Content