It’s a new week and a new era. I wonder what Henry would have to say?

Famel Beefeater

First Female Beefeater in the Over 500 Year History of the Beefeaters Now Guards the Tower of London

(I made up the headline myself.)

A female Beefeater? I can’t imagine whatΒ  Henry would have to say about this. I think I may have a contest about it one of these days!

Chat away, mah frens. It’s just barely over a month until we see new blood … er … Blood Ties.



  1. laurel said

    Is this the new topic?
    Am I first?

    No Way!

  2. laurel said

    I can’t resist gloating. I got Mike’s face up at the top of the page!

    Oh, oh. That reminds me, I was supposed to send the birthday greeting for Dylan to Madonna this weekend!

    I’ll be back! 😎

  3. Tango said

    Good Saturday afternoon my blood sistas!

    Anzia – ROTFLMAOPIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Strong jaw muscles? Yeah, I bet!
    I will LMAO if Madonna somehow accentuates your jaw line in Dylan’s card. Oh, please do that Madonna, pretty please!

    Gosh that was funny stuff! I will be laughing for days about that one!

    prtfvr – {{{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} I sent you an email about it, so I won’t repeat it here. Your response to Claire’s customer service problem is great. You’re quite the pit bull – I love it. And think you are a good choice as manager for Annalaise. πŸ™‚

  4. msgypsy said

    Yay Laurel, getting Mike’s picture right up on top!!!!!

    And now I’m hellishly late for a meeting that started a half hour ago a forty five minute drive from here. EEEEEP!

    Chat with you all later, ma sistren.

  5. Margaret said

    I think Henry would say she’s not young enough. You know how he goes for those 20 year olds. Besides he couldn’t get to her neck with that collar in the way.

  6. lwildstar said

    just stopped by to say hi!
    timing is everything Laurel!

    Love the lady Beefeater! What would Henry think? He likes strong willed modern women…hum…..

    Prtfvr – more (((HUGS))) to you – I emailed you my opinion of your hubby – men!
    Anyway hope your day goes better – hope you make it tomorrow!

    Well I finished packing – so i am going to go write for a while and then take a nap! Tomorrow is going to be a long day…

    Talk at you later!

  7. Margaret said

    I can’t believe that Lifetime is using the mature subject matter to keep Blood Ties on at 11:00 when they are showing something called Mimi’s First Time about a girl who is a prostitute and ends up in bed with her stepfather and then plans her mom’s murder. Are they out of their minds BT is tame by comparision.

  8. prtfvr said

    Sorry that darn driving adventure made it to post AND email. Geez, is that embarrassing or what?

    DIZ: You DO know that “Fluffer” is an actual profession in the porno industry, right? I think you’d enjoy doing that job for Kyle. Whatever part you were playing in the band, you might want to switch to Fluffer now. πŸ˜‰

  9. prtfvr said

    Is that the excuse they’re giving for moving BT to 11pm?! What crap is that?! They’re just nailing poor Henry in his coffin one sponsor at a time. BASTARDS!

  10. Margaret said

    Chery: Did you ever find out what was wrong with your email. I still don’t have anything from you.

  11. Margaret said

    They didn’t say that directly but articles mentioning Blood Ties said something to that effect. That mimi crap is a lot worse than BT and its on right now.

  12. Margaret said

    Ladies: Should I not make anything out of the fact that Blood Ties is first on the list under the videos. I would say it was alphabetical but the rest of them aren’t. Guess I’m grasping for straws, right?

  13. laurel said

    Man, I love it when we get a new page. It only takes a second to load. Nice.
    Good pic for the header, Gypsy. What would his father say?
    prtfvr – not sure what is going on with you that you need the hugs but consider yourself hugged and prayed for.
    Peace and blessings.

  14. prtfvr said

    Thanks Laurel. It’s a stupid driving adventure. What can you do?

  15. Margaret said (June 11-nice words for Blood Ties) (Recent Post about BT-Sept. 2) (Bried description of Blood Ties calling it Top Rated)

    Roush TV Guide, No Date & Not necessarily nice about BT (

  16. Tango said

    Margaret – thanks for the links! I got excited for a brief second about this channel “Living”, until I realized we were talking UK. I wonder if that is something I can get a subscription to on Direct TV. Just in case Lifetime peters out. They are really getting on my last nerve. If they do not bring additional epies after the 22nd, I will have no reason to watch that station.

  17. Tango said

    lwildstar – like the picture behind your name girlfriend! You and I have the same frame of mind on those kinds of pictures. But I always like seeing the ones of epies to come.

  18. Margaret said

    Its like I’ve said before, if they don’t I will tell Lifetime I’ll never watch them again, I don’t care what Denis McGrath says. They won’t care but as Mike says, it will make me feel better.

    The thing I was hopeful about was they called it a top rated American show.

    I’m going to sign off and have my own little BT marathon. But like I asked before on the videos it has BT first and none of the rest of them are in alphabetic order. Could it be that BT is still being download quite a bit.

  19. Tango said

    My younger sister and I were talking about guilty pleasures when it comes to music. She is in a band up in Portland – more Indy-type music and she mentioned that Justin Timberlake was her guilty pleasure. Now, I’m not ashamed to say I like his music because I think he is a very talented artist, but mine was a little more embarrasing – I’ve actually got Um Bop by the Hansons on my Ipod. Not to say that they are not talented, because they are, but I haven’t heard anymore from them in the past several years.

    So what guilty pleasure do you have in your music collection?

  20. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Hi Ya’ll been a busy leetle day around here. I was at the GYM finally and then took Logan in the pool so I missed all the hoop laaaa!

    Prtfvr, My sista’! What the hell do you mean there’s a Porn job called a Fluffer?
    Leave it to me Miss *Copulation* to want to be Kyle’s Fluffer, is it a fun job? A grose job? Do I need good jaw muscles like Z , because maybe I do but I never played a musical instrument πŸ˜‰ You know that you Claire and I were triplets that were split at birth, we all share the same brain. Which could mean you and poor Claire in BIG TROUBLE! πŸ˜›

  21. DIZEY1 :-) said


    BTW I am the drummer, I BEAT things πŸ˜‰ I like that gig

  22. vicki said

    hey girls…love the beefeater pic

    God Bless her…she certainly has her work cut out for her. The only woman….got to be tuff. I think Henry would have loved it!@@!! But your right,the collar would have been a hinderance.

    Oh well I am suffering through HSM2 AGAIN!!! Disney is running it into the ground. THis is the dance version..showing how to do the dance. My daughter is obsessed,,heheh but she could be obsessed about worse things. I got to admit that Zac Efron has really pretty eyes..

    Anyway I will check back later..

  23. Tango said

    Vicki – I’ve got HSM1 & 2 saved on TIVO for my neices because they are like your daughter crazy for Zac and the whole HSM scene. I must agree about his eyes. He’s very easy on the eyes, and I can see why the girls are gah gah over him. Have you heard about the scandal with his girlfriend on the show? Evidently she posed for some nudy pics which have hit the internet and Disney contemplated firing her, but she has apologized and evidently they are going to keep her. I learned this today when I was trying to set up my net queue on the Blockbuster netvideo sight.

    Hey Diz – I know you use Netflix as I did until today. Blockbuster does the same thing, but they also let you take them in to the store and exchange them if you don’t want to wait. We’ve got a Blockbuster close by, so I am giving it a try. It took me about an hour to get everything set up because I went ahead and researched what movies were coming out this year and went ahead and put them in my queue.

  24. Margaret said

    Drive by posting-mine would be Johnny Mathis and years before that, Glen Campbell, Bread, Al Green.

  25. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Hey T,

    Good to know, let me know how well it works are they the same price? I have a Blockbuster close to me also, I’ll have to look into it.

    I think I’m gonna have me a *BT* marathon tonight also, I’m feeling like I need alot of Henry, and I can never quench my hunger/thirst for the dude πŸ˜›

  26. DIZEY1 :-) said

    To Madmoiselle Melanie du Chat,

    Bonjour Melanie ! ! Victoire merveilleuse pour l’Γ©quipe ! On m’impressionne trΓ¨s serais heureux de lire votre livre, je que vous Γ©crivez Γ©galement comme votre mΓ¨re. Et le tailleur avez-vous l’amusement au fest ? Heureux d’avoir de vos nouvelles ! Votre meilleur ami Beth/Dizey1

  27. Tango said

    Diz – I was doing the 3 DVD’s at a time with Netflix for $16/mo and Blockbuster does 3+ 5 in-store DVD’s/mo for $17/mo. I’ll let you know how I like it. I think it is going to suit me better, b/c there has been times when I have going and rented movies in addition to the Netflix ones I was getting just b/c of timing.

  28. vicki said

    Most of the stuff on my IPoD is what I have to learn for the band…

    joss stone…bonnie ratt….etc. But I guess the most embarressing thing is some bluegrass music…(My OH Brother Where Art THou phase) But as a rule I am not a country fan…My other embarressing thing is some Gretchen Wilson…but she is more kick ass than some rock women so I’ll let her pass. LOL

  29. Tango said

    Margo – out of all those you named, all but one was a classic. Johnny Mathis – what a crooner! I love his voice! I think the only one that classifies as a guilty pleasure in that group in good ‘ol Glen.

  30. Tango said

    Vicki – I am not familiar but with one of Gretchen’s songs, the one about being a red-neck woman. But it is a fun song. I like it. And the “Oh Brother” song that was in that movie was catchy too. Have you heard about Rock Grass? There is this band call Hayseed Dixie (a play off of AC/DC) that has taken AC/DC songs and put a Blue Grass spin on it. Very funny stuff.

    Is there anything on line where we can hear your band? I went to the sight you posted earlier, but I didn’t see any audio buttons to listen.

  31. AlisaSG said

    I agree with what Tango and Margaret said about the LIVING (Tv) write up for BLOOD TIES–

    Margaret ,
    >> The thing I was hopeful about was they called it a top rated American show.

    >> Margaret – thanks for the links! I got excited for a brief second about this channel β€œLiving”, until I realized we were talking UK. I wonder if that is something I can get a subscription to on Direct TV. Just in case Lifetime peters out.

    quoting LIVING’s BT blurb–
    >> Premiering and continuing on LIVING, Blood Ties, the top-rated US drama series which sees the world of a private eye change beyond all recognition..

    OOOoooOOOOOoooooooo… I like it.. I *LIKE* it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    As for Matt Roush–
    I couldn’t find anything about BT from him. If it was bad, that’s because he’s a friend to hard-core Sci-Fi (Star Trek, BSG), but not a friend to romantic programs bordering Sci-Fi // fantasy // supernatural. He used to be pro-Stargate and I think still is pro-DOCTOR WHO, but once he gets tired of something, he lets the world know. That’s probably why he’s gotten past watching SG1 in lieu of shoving it into the struggling zone from being pushed by BSG on the SciFi channel..

    and I used to like reading Matt’s articles, because he was such a *wonderful* replacement to that other critic who utterly detested ALL sci-fi programs, except for a rare mood of his.. now I approach Matt’s articles with caution.

  32. AlisaSG said

    Here’s the TV Guide persona to keep a watchful eye on– Laceym
    (read her latest entry about Blood Ties in the article’s link below)

    “Supernatural and Blood Ties….(Hey…I’m using one stone.)”
    >> I’m terrible…I know..but what can I say. I happen to be a fan of both shows and I make no apologies for it. So, unto my mad hatter ramble…

    Laceym – her regular blog link is at–

    I *love* reading her comments.. between Tanya’s endless humor and Laceym filling in the story details from her POV for others to also enjoy, I’ve had many enjoyable reading sessions between both (and all of you here, as well!) πŸ˜‰

  33. AlisaSG said

    from Arrowyn (on previous BT blog topic),
    >> I’m getting such a KICK out of reading the reactions from our Canadian sisters and brothers on the various forums, especially β€œFeeling the Pulse” on CityTV. They all sound exactly like we did (and still do) when we first started watching BT…

    >> I especially like the enormously EVIL teasers, verbal and visual, that the women from here post on CityTV. You guys are terrible! As in wicked awesome! Aren’t we supposed to be fans of the show, not each other? Too late!

    ahhhh! πŸ˜› ..those **EEEEEEEvil teasers!!** 😎
    sorry, I just felt compelled to share some bait droppings to keep them interested! gotta do *something!!* ..some of them seemed to be helplessly wandering into the neutral zone with uncertainty. Thought it’d be best to solidify grounded them into a more permanent direction, so they would stray too far away into oblivion.

    Lest another favorite show of mine ends up “biting the dust”.
    (no pun intentionally intended there)

  34. AlisaSG said

    agh! that should have been–
    >> “Thought it’d be best to solidify grounding them into a more permanent direction, so they wouldNOT stray too far away — into oblivion.

  35. Anne said

    “Margaret said,
    I can’t believe that Lifetime is using the mature subject matter to keep Blood Ties on at 11:00 ”

    I guess American viewerr need to be protected.
    Meanwhile they air Blood Ties at 8 pm in the UK …..

    Putting it on-demand too.

  36. Tango said

    Anne – no one can understand what Lifetime is doing anymore. They are not consistent which is what drives us crazy. Meanwhile there are vamp shows premeiring in Primetime on the major networks this fall. I’m referring to Moonlight which will be airing on CBS this fall.

  37. laurel said

    I wonder why Lifetime can’t just be honest about how they are treating BT. If they don’t want it to succeed they are sure going about it the right way. No advertising is a pretty odd way to promote a show.
    What really strikes me as odd though is all the BT stuff they have on the redesigned web site. It looks like they are making a place for it there.
    Maybe they are waiting for the other new stuff to start since it mostly premiers two weeks earlier.

    Okay, I am still hopeful in spite of it all. Call me crazy (you may have to get in line for that) but I’m not giving up until I have to.
    I wrote a bit of my life story for them and included how BT and all of you have brought joy back into my life at a critical time. We’ll see what they think about that.

  38. AlisaSG said

    BLOOD TIES is also on in Canada at 8-pm; and in the UK on the LIVING Tv channel at 8-pm, as well.


    I just posted an update for Craig Veroni, who appeared in LOVE HURTS for our Canadian and UK (*partners in {Tv viewing} crime*) – over at Gateworld. It’s a two week or 2 eps ahead notice… the only thing that will bury it off the page is the other topics that seem to slide off 4 index pages per day.. potentially dropping Craig’s BT *alert!!* off to page 4 or 5 or beyond (which translates as oblivion).

    I also made an effort to help Gina Holden out on the Flash Gordon topic (same web site/forums). I basically asked if the scifi viewers continued trashing the FLASH, to please let Gina have the opportunity to return back to Blood Ties.

    If there are any hold ups in TPTB departments for Blood Ties, it may be that they might be looking to see how FLASH GORDON fairs in the competitive markets and ratings. So far, it’s being treated in the same category as TREMORS… which wasn’t all *that* bad.

  39. AlisaSG said

    hey girls!!!!!!!!!!!!! Guess what I just found… (((more *drooooooling*))) πŸ˜›

    (and yes, I’ve been up ALL night watching various BT clips and HEART OF FIRE (again!).

    Finally found a link to LIVING Tv’s forum/blog for BLOOD TIES. One person out of 8 comments didn’t like it, tho… probably not their sort of genre (or it’s too romantically passionate for their *tastes*!)’s the LIVING Tv topic for Blood Ties–

    (that should be a direct link into the BT topic, itself.. it’s the only one I’ve found so far over there; and I had to dig *deep*)

    hey, should we try to join in to encourage and *inspire* over there, too, if TPTB will let us??

  40. AlisaSG said

    okay, one more update…
    (and yes! I’m still up!! haven’t slept a wink yet all night!)

    I finally went to bloodties main (official) web site, and finally managed to see the videos. Apparently, for anyone who hasn’t been able to watch yet – you need to wait a few moments for the video thingy to load (it’ll flash something on the screen first.. go black for several seconds, and then the video comes on)…

    but a CAUTIONARY note for anyone with speakers or headphones without a volume control — geeze!! Ooooooouch! (my ears! my ears!!)
    the audio sound may go blasting thru the headphones – so be prepared to move them away fast enough to protect your hearing!!!

    it’s either them, or I’ve developed super-sensitive bat, radar hearing! πŸ˜›

    I enjoyed all the videos.. yes, some of them were from scene clips we’ve already seen — but remember, some folks (Canada, UK, Germany, Israel, and a few other places) haven’t seen all of the eps that we’ve seen.. so, *everything* is new — to them anyway! πŸ˜€

    at least now we know that if our Canada BT pals have seen the videos from the official MAIN Blood Ties web site, we NOW know where some of them may have managed to get some of the BT scene clip “captions” under their signatures…

    and one more item – that pandora’s box of Henry’s sure looks intriguing!

  41. AlisaSG said

    also.. I finally saw a snippet of what Matt Roush (from TV Guide) wrote about Blood Ties..
    Ever since the TvGuide shifted into their new (paper) magazine layout – Matt’s usually perky reviews seem to have fallen by the wayside.. Still, he’s not as horrid as the TvGuide’s previous, resident (sci-fi) critic.

    so, have you people been flooding him with postcards and emails too??? πŸ˜‰
    it’s either that, or LIFETIME has picked a certain batch of professional critics to downplay and put off any interest as much as possible in BLOOD TIES..

    But, if you also noticed – Matt’s comment about BT was not coerced by the question above that he replied to in the same paragraph // thought. So, indirectly, he made it known that BLOOD TIES does exist, even if it seems to be starting to *drain* on his network viewing nerves out there.. and whatever he wrote in that short *little* comment of his, confirms to me that he is more interested in OTHER genre programs – not crime/detective stories with LOVE and romantic/passion in them from the heroes side of the POV.

    have I ever read something Matt likes that is truly a romantic fantasy? (i never really thought about that.. I thought he liked sci-fi, and admired his zeal when SG1 finally came over to the Sci-Fi channel.

    Stargate-SG1 was around a 7 or 8 on his scale.. so was SG-Atlantis. (the new) BSG was higher, but around 99% dark and dreary and depressing and violent. Has Matt sold his soul into those violent (x-box and playstation) video games too?? or..
    ..maybe he’s just *JEALOUS* because Henry is so downright gorgeous, even in vampire make-up! πŸ˜‰

    maybe that’s why I prefer to read Laceym’s blogs more, instead.

  42. Margaret said

    Geez, I leave the board because it was somewhat quiet last night and I discover that you all had a party without me. Oh well, I did spend the night with Henry while you all were busy, I guess I’ll just have to live with that memory. lol.

  43. Anne said

    Off topic – kinda … but not completely …
    An upcoming Flash Gordon character who is als a Blood Ties guest star in DOA
    He looks better in Flash imo.

    Prince Barin

  44. Margaret said

    Not bad Anne, but isn’t Flash Gordon on its way out?

  45. Margaret said

    Have to go, back in 2-3 hours.

  46. Anne said

    Yes, Flash is going down – I just hope they air all filmed episodes first.
    Even if they hadn’t botched the Flash Gordon “mythos” it’s still pretty bad.

    But at least the actors got paid πŸ™‚

  47. Tango said

    Anne – Steve does look better in his role as the bounty hunter in Flash. I was actually one of the lucky ones that got to see most of DOA when the Lifetime website posted it for a few hours by mistake. I got to see all but the last 7 or so minutes. His look as Paul “Dirty Deeds” was a more sleezy look for him.

  48. Tango said

    Sorry, read that wrong – he’s a Prince not a bounty hunter. The pictures also threw me off.

  49. Anne said

    I saw it too πŸ˜‰
    Twice lucky – I saw it before it got yanked, and I saw it before Lifetime geolocked the online episodes.
    A kind soul sent me the link and fortunately I decided to watch it at once instead of saving it for later.

    Both of them of the Verden tribe … with identical necklaces ….

  50. laurel said

    I totally missed DOA because somebody in my household missed the school bus! By the time I got back it was gone. But I guess that just means I’ll enjoy it more in October.
    We are painting the outside of our house this weekend so I’m mostly not here. I see my new recruit hasn’t logged in, but I’m hoping she will be brave and introduce herself. If not I’ll have to go back to Borders and talk her in. lol

    See you later.

  51. prtfvr said

    Diz: A “Fluffer” is someone who makes sure that the actor…maintains his “interest” between scenes. You could probably still drum because I don’t think that hands are involved that much. Just take care that you don’t get too into your drumming and bite down. Just some advice. πŸ™‚

  52. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Top O’the morning to ya’ !

    I’m feeling a bit Irish today, don’t know why but I’ve got a brogue and I’m not afraid to use it. πŸ˜‰

    Taking my Logan in the pool today so I’ll check in a bit later. Maybe I’ll grab a Guinness or two πŸ˜‰ I so need to go to Dublin and get it straight from the St. James Gate Brewery.

    Have fun today my Blood Sista’s !

  53. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Morning My Prtfvr,

    OMG I get myself into the darndest jobs now don’t I ? Hmmmmm Oh well I guess somebody’s got to do it and I don’t think he’d mind πŸ˜› BTW how pray tell do you know of such a job??

  54. laurel said

    Gypsy – I know you are into Torchwood, and I think I will be watching soon as well. It appears that Comcast On-Demand has picked it up on BBC American. There are only some preview and behind the scenes things available as of today, but the episodes should follow shortly. I am looking forward to seeing it.

  55. Anzia said

    I do have strong jaw muscles, and lip muscles, sadly I have TMJ so…I’m really good at playing trumpet & french horn should our band need one. πŸ˜‰ Oh, the FUN we had on the band bus! OMG! I won a contest ’cause I deepth- um… yeah anyway I won a contest. (I realized I shouldn’t actually be mentioning what I was going to…*blushes*)

    So, Diz is a fluffer huh…keeping him interested…*looks at her appraisingly* we’ll see how good you are…remember…we can ALLL help…it’s not weakness to ask for aid…*slips fifty into pocket* please, ask.

    Okay I have to go. I didn’t fall asleep until AFTER 5am and got up at 10:49am. Sean is having a meltdown downstairs ’cause he got his internet taken away…i have to go save the baby before Sean eats him…

  56. Tango said

    lwildstar – I finally had time this weekend to go read part two of your story. I really got into it. Very good my blood sista! I’m now ready for some more please! Pretty please!

    Anzia – tell Sean to pipe down b/c Aunt Z needs to go put Henry fantasy into something her fellow blogeratti can read before they start raising their torches and pitchforks!

    Yeah prtfvr – just how do you know about a fluffer anyway?

    Laurel – painting huh? I don’t envy you one bit. I have a bathroom that is begging me to paint it, but it will have to wait till Thanksgiving break before I will have the time to do it. Are you using paintbrush or paintgun sprayer? Paintgun sprayers are fun.

    Anne, I am tempted to ask what happens in the last 7 minutes I wasn’t able to see. I may just wait till October 12 though and be surprised with everyone else. Were the epies running on the same time frame for you and they were in the US? Did you ever go and check out the Lifetime blog? I don’t recall you being on there. But then again, I am claimng the onset of Alzheimer’s at a young age.

  57. laurel said

    Stupid me let the paint guy talk me into using a roller. I painted my Rose’s room from 7pm to 11pm and in the light of day… it needs a second coat. Hardware store is closed and I only have 1/3 gallon left. I’m going to do the wall the bed goes against so I can put it back in place tonight before my mother-in-law gets her to spend the night. Hubby is outside putting on primer with a brush. He has decided that we will be renting a sprayer for the actuall painting later in the week. hehehe He was sure we would be painting the whole thing by hand. Silly man. Good man! Just delusional sometimes. He looks like he lost a cage match because the ladder tried to fall over while he was setting it and he broke the fall with his body. Arms and legs are pretty bruised, but he is still smiling, as long as the advil doesn’t lapse.

    Tango – Come on out and practice your painting technique! You help me with this and I’ll be out to help paint the bathroom at Thanksgiving break. Promise! πŸ™‚

  58. laurel said

    Should read “berfore mother-in-law gets here!” I didn’t know she was coming up for a visit until I had the room half painted last night. Yikes!

    I see Torchwood is on a couple of times today on BBC America, so maybe I can watch it this evening. Or not.

  59. Tango said

    Laurel – there’s not enough chocolate and coffee in the world you could use to bribe me into painting the outside of the house. I wouldn’t mind helping you with the inside, but then I would have to find someone who could do my close-out reports and reconciliation for the account I just finished.
    Unfortunately there’s no one to fill in for me here.

    You and your family are welcome to come join us for Thanksgiving – I promise the painting will be done. We always have plenty of fabulous food, maybe a little football going on the tube or touch football going on outside. Then there will be good conversations going on in all parts of the house. My sister, Kat, from Portland will be down. And with Kat, my older sister, Donna, my mother and I all gathered in one room there is generally a lot of laughter ensuing. I’ll even make sure there are a couple of beds free in case a triptophan-induced coma comes on.

    Sorry that you are running out of paint. I hate when I don’t have everything to finish a project. Do you not have a Home Depot or Lowe’s near you? They are open on Sundays. Not sure if they have the same brand paint though.

  60. Margaret said

    Dizey: You can’t seriously mean that you drink Guiness. I bought some just to try it and its horrible. Girlfriend you must have a cast iron stomach.

  61. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Maggie May,

    I love it! Did you get the bottled or canned I like the bottled reeaal cold? πŸ˜› My brother Eric and I will do *car bombs* (a shot) that is wicked awesome. In a shot glass pour half Jameson & half Bailey’s and you drop that shot glass into a mug o’ cold Guinness and chug it down. Can I say WOW when you hit the Bailey’s is a little sweet, it’s good. πŸ˜€ :-8

  62. Claire said

    Afternoon my crazy chicks!!! Can I just much you all made me laugh last night!!!!
    Prtfvr….um I’m glad Laurel asked first….LOL…but how do you know *fluffer*
    what exactly have you been doing after we were separated at birth? LOL!!
    Diz..don’t you want to know?
    By the way…I love your response to the dumb records clerk…I will be her first call tomorrow and while my response included a little more sailor mouth…I like yours!and here are the names of my possible cat poop eating kids…JK!!
    Monique Alina-30..married-2kids
    Christopher Alexander-25..cancer survivor..inlove with Bittanny…mommas boy!
    Nicolette Angelique..AKA..Nikki-22..inlove with Serge her European hottie..also crazy like Anzia lol!
    Alexandria Celine…AKA..Alexa(hates her full name)..crazy artist..nature lover..looks exactly like me
    Victoria Hope…little…long blonde hair..future cheerleader
    Gregory Dylan…small shy..cutie pie
    Elijah Charles…tall dark handsome…trouble!

    Pets..who don’t eat poop lol..
    Smokie…12yrold silver tabby
    Thor…big fat black cat

    Pet who loves cat poop…

    Josie..crazy Jack Russell/Besenji

    Anzia…I have a very high Iron 4 poster bed…Josie I guess finds it easy to get under it..and the catbox is located in the kids bathroom which is near my room..if my door isn’t locked and she doesn’t want to get caught with her err..paw in the kitty box,she hides it under my bed!
    Oh by the way..the movie was vacancy with Luke Wilson and Kate Bekingsdale..scared the crap out of me..creepy..serial killer motel thing.

  63. Margaret said

    The Bailey’s I could go for. I got the cans as I wasn’t sure I’d like it which I didn’t. I guess if we ever met Kyle you’ll have to be the one to be his drinking companion, I go for the she she drinks more and on top of that I’m a cheap drunk. Couple of drinks and I’m done for the night. lol.

    I wish you lived closer, I guess my rose bushes will be happy, unless I can find out whether one of my friends drinks Guiness.

  64. Claire said

    Did someone say Baileys? Love that stuff!!!!!! πŸ˜‰

  65. laurel said

    If you get to a good Irish pub have the “build” you a Guiness. It tastes much better fresh from the tap in a pub. The music and laughter make it much smoother, I prefer it with some good spicy pizza to stand up to the big taste. Yah, I know that isn’t very Irish of me, but who cares.
    Bet you didn’t know I drank beer. 😎

    I am not the one who didn’t know what “fluffer” meant. But then, you don’t need to know why I already had that information. πŸ™‚
    Painting is on hold until mother-in-law and two beagles leave.
    I haven’t gotten to the outside part but I soooo understand not volunteering for the job.
    Tango – I would love to meet your sister if she were interested in who you know out here. Maybe I can send you a care package when she heads your way. Okay, I could just mail you something, but that isn’t as much fun.

    Claire – doesn’t it just figure it would be the Jack Russel who has the naughty habit. He sounds like a real challenge.

  66. laurel said

    Oh, oh. I jest sent out a post and it vaporized! I hate that. I must have hit send the same time as Claire.

    Bailys! Ahhhhhhh!
    Yes, please.

  67. laurel said

    Too funny. There it is after all. Not lost.

  68. Claire said

    Laurel…that crazy B*&^h!!! is driving me to drink! LOL!!!!
    Hey you all want a laugh..or a scare maybe lol!…I found a pic of me 5mths prego with the quads! lets see if the link works!

  69. Claire said

    Heres a cute one of the quads in the hospital…they all fit in one incubator!

  70. Tango said

    Let me encourage everyone to go post on this Lifetime blog to make sure they still know we are out there are fired up for BT.

  71. Tango said

    Mine vaporized too and I had to unspam my own self. Wierd!

    Laurel, Kat is pretty shy, uncharacteristic of being in a band, I know. She keeps pretty busy but I will see if I can get her to meet you sometime before she comes out here.

  72. Anne said

    Tango –

    I’m not sure whether what I remember happened in the last 7 minutes – or the ones before , but … Vicki handled it – as usual.

    “Were the epies running on the same time frame for you and they were in the US?” Ehhh – Blood Ties has never aired in Denmark, so I have done a bad thing … but I did it for love!

    The number of posts on the Lifetime blog overwhelmed me, so I rarely posted – probably not even 5 times.

  73. Tango said


    I know what you mean by the overwhelming response theLifetime blog got. I just skimmed most of the time and focused on what a few were saying. That’s probably how I missed you.

    A girl after my own heart…doing what you have to for love!

  74. Tango said


    Thanks for the pictures! Honestly, I don’t see how you balanced yourself when you stood up or walked. It looks like you would just tip over. πŸ˜‰ You looked beautiful as ususal.

    And the quads, I just want to kissem’! How precious. πŸ™‚

  75. Margaret said

    For some reason I couldn’t see the pictures of the quads. Said access forbidden. Guess I’ll have to try firefox when I get back to work. Claire, you are the true definition of a super mom. I sent another fan letter and enclosed your card to show young Master Schmid who he shares his birthday with. Who knows if he gets it but if he does he’ll see that he shares his birthday with one hot super mom!

  76. Margaret said

    If you ladies are going to have another party tonight you need to tell me. Otherwise I’ll have to spend another night by myself with Henry. Its a sacrifice but someone has to do it.

  77. prtfvr said

    Claire, I tried to open the link to your pictures and it said “FORBIDDEN!!!” WOOOOOO WOOOOOOOO!!! Kinda spookey! Can you email any to me?

    As far as Fluffers go, I told you guys I know lots of useless trivia and as far as you know, this is another one. πŸ˜‰

    Met wildstar today! She really hates the paparazzi or I’d have taken a picture of her. It’s hot as hell here today so we were melting. Actually, come to think of it she looked pretty cool while I was looking like I just ran around the track!

    She gave me a pair of awesome parrot earrings! And a I bought a sweet necklace with some saltwater fish. Enameled, not live or live AND enameled. I LOVE tropical fish!

    It was a great time! I think I scared her business away but she was nice enough not to complain. Needless to say that my laundry wasn’t done and nobody’s getting a turkey dinner tonight! It was totally worth it to me.

  78. prtfvr said

    Yeah Margaret. I was asking after you. We’d been emailing for a while then you went away. Where’d ya go?

  79. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Claire I sooo want to know how Prtfvr has such vast knowledge on soooo many subjects. Hmmmmmmmmm inquiring minds want to know, and my, my,my Miss Laurel ! Not as innocent as she looks πŸ˜‰
    Claire, YOU’ve gotta be beautiful when you’re carrying a litter too? Those little sweet pea’s looked great for how many in one womb. How big were they @ birth? Poor YOU ouch!

    Maggie May,

    I have an eclectic tongue, I like beer, wine, not too much into the Fru Fru girly drinks. I can do a Pina Colada though w/some good rum hanging out in the pool. Bloody Mary’s w/ Grey Goose YUMMMMM throw in some spicy green beans and it’s brunch! πŸ˜› Oh and I’ll be more than happy to be Kyle’s drinking buddy.

  80. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Damn it! Everybody’s getting to meet someone from here I am sooo freakin’ jealous 😦 sadddddd me!

    Ok so I’m glad ya’ll got to meet. I just wish I were there.

  81. Margaret said

    I was posting here last night, it was kind of dead except for dizzey and I think elizabeth so I told them I was going to have my own BT marathon. I came back once in a while but no one was here because they were obviously burning up the email lines. lol.

    Dizey-I commend your strong stomach. You can drink guiness with him but the rest of us with order our fru fru drinks and still stick around. lol.

  82. Margaret said

    Claire: If you email the pictures of the quads to PRTFVR how about emailing them to me too. Thanks. I just can’t get over you. You truly are a super mom, and I thought one was hard to handle. Makes me feel like a wimp.

  83. prtfvr said

    You guys! If you MUST know, I learned about Fluffers on Cinamax. It was a Real Sex episode where Jenna Jameson was having her poon used to make a “life size” model for pervy men who are content to have just a hole. How they could be sure it was hers….but I digress.

    One of the “behind the scenes” things was about the job of the Fluffer which I watched avidly because I knew that one day, I’d like some people enough to tell them that type of trivia. πŸ™‚

    Happy? πŸ˜‰

  84. prtfvr said

    Margaret loves me. That’s why she felt the need to shout my name on the rooftops! Right back atcha, Miggles! πŸ˜‰

  85. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Oh no Mag’s I can drink and hang πŸ˜‰ I do have a strong stomach though, realize that we make Tabasco here which I can put on my scrambled eggs. We do like spicy foods. Laurel will be drinking Guinness with us, she’s a tough chick/minx too.

  86. Margaret said

    You know I love you prtfvr, but what about your “others”. I read about them this morning you little tart.

  87. Tango said

    prtfvr, Annalaise & rifkind,

    I’ve sent you three and email as I need your techno advice on something. If anyone’s around, please see if you can answer what is probably a very simple question for my technologically advanced friends.

    Thanks, T

  88. DIZEY1 :-) said


    You rock chick! I also saw a show where the guy made a replica of his penis?? I’ve seen some of those Real Sex shows on HBO. Oh and the Chicken ranch, what a strange life these people have. Sad that I’m telling ya’ll that I’ve watched some of these shows. Ok TMI!!

  89. prtfvr said

    Awww, baby don’t be that way! You know I love ya little Mag Pie!! πŸ™‚ I’ll find a special pic just for you. MUHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  90. Tango said

    I know Dizey!

    I’m jealous that I haven’t gotten to meet anyone in person too. Will you please just move here so we can hang out! Come on! I’ve got friends in the foodservice and construction business and am sure that I could get you hooked up with a job up here.

  91. Margaret said

    Like the one I sent you?

  92. DIZEY1 :-) said


    Very tempting, I may just take you up on that one day. My cousin that works for Boeing (Rocket Scientist literally) she her hubby( designed the space suits that the astronauts wear) and their 2 beautiful kids just moved to Alabama from Houston. She wanted to live where they actually have seasons. I’d have family already there. Watch out I may come over. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

  93. msgypsy said

    I knew about fluffers, too. I saw “Inserts” like thirty years ago. It’s a perfectly normal film with Richard Dreyfuss who was then considered cool because he’d just done “Close Encounters.” It was about a guy working as a fluffer and it’s about insert shots, the ones of the organs with no faces. It sounds a lot less disgusting than it was. It was a really unpleasant film and I suspect Dreyfus would rather on one had ever seen it.

    I’m not sailing out of Vancouver, after all. The line my mother prefers sails out of Seattle. But on the trip back we do stop for a day in Victoria which is nowhere near Vancouver but is still pretty cool. My mother booked us into the second to the top of the line cabin, with all kinds of luxuries and amenities and stuff, and I’m getting pretty excited. It’s almost 9 months from now so there’s plenty of time to start worrying about wardrobe and losing weight and stuff…

    I’ve been kind of lazy this weekend. I’m reading and occasionally getting up and cooking or cleaning something, but mostly I’m just hanging around. It’s hot out. I’ll probably be back later on just to say hi but I think I’m going back to my book now.

  94. rifkind said

    Margaret and prtfvr..
    I got the “Forbidden” message too
    Aftrer the forbidden message appears, go to the end of the URL… after the .jpg … put your cursor there and press ENTER…
    Viola, the picture appeared!

    And Clair honey… OMG!!!!
    That was you at 5 months… how long did you carry them? You look about to burst in that picture…

    I’ll see what I can find and send you an email back..


  95. Tango said

    prtfvr (she whispers for fear she might turn her name into something silly like Miggles)

    Good to know about your Cinemax connection, but it still scares me that you remembered the name Jenna Jameson.

    Note to self:Do not get duped into a game of Trivial Persuit with prtfvr!

  96. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Tango I agree she’d kick our cute little asses. The name Jenna Jameson sounds kind of familiar I have never seen anything she’s in. I don’t think anyway. Is she like a big porn star??

  97. lwildstar said

    Prtfvr! – you rock girl!
    I just sent you an email…First off YOU DID NOT SCARE MY CUSTOMERS AWAY! If anything you were a wonderful break from all those teenagers!
    Secondly – because of your little visit my mother is a little less worried about my “new friends”!…hey I’m her baby.
    And as for being anti social – girl I would never know!
    I’m so glad you liked the earrings!
    And I really do like the gift – I have to figure out where to put it – it doesn’t go with anything I have!….it may end up in the spare bedroom 😦 for lack of any other space….

    And thank you for the compliment! I felt like I was melting! and as for running from the camera…well I have “issuses” that go waaaaayyy back, so πŸ˜›
    Maybe by the time we get together for a big BloodTies party I’ll let someone take my picture…who knows! of course IF Kyle is there – then I will be demanding picutres of me hugging him!

    Well I need to go drown in a bubble bath and order a pizza before I fall asleep!

    Night Dears!

  98. prtfvr said

    Diz: I remember the Chicken Ranch from Best Little Whorehouse in Texas but the only ranch I know about for that kind of stuff is The Buddy Ranch.

    Rif, how the hell did you figure that out?

    Claire: That picture of you is AMAZING! Reminds me of when Scully appeared to have been captured by the aliens on The X-Files. Holy crap! My back hurt just looking at that!

  99. rifkind said

    OMG!!! Your comments to Diz were so funny.
    My hubby is an ex-sailor and I read your comments out to him..
    He started to choke and turn purple.. his reaction was so funny… I almost cried from laughing.. because of how HE reacted.
    I am so sheltered.. I didn’t know what it meant either… and he had to explain it to me… I know little miss naive, guess I lived a very sheltered life.

    Thanks for the laughs Lady!

  100. DIZEY1 :-) said

    You know what it’s not the chicken ranch, oops not good for trivial persuit.
    Be back mom cooked crawfish etoufee’, yummmmm.

  101. prtfvr said

    Trust me, I’m no good at Trivial Pursuit. They never ask things that I know about. You guys wouldn’t have any competition from me!

    Tango, what the heck could I do to your name? Oooh, let me think on that! Besides, Mag Pie is only Miggles when she makes me laugh.

    See, I told you about wildstar and the paparazzi. I SO wanted to take a picture of her with my phone but I’m not that much of a rat bastard. I don’t think so anyhow.

    Wildstar’s mom is super nice! Her dad’s not much of a talker but he seemed nice and that’s good enough for me!

    We were talking about a co-op. We all have these hobbies, perhaps we should combine interests and have a little internet company. Phew, I’m tired already!

  102. Margaret said

    Anybody seen Madonna or was she going away for the weekend or something. I hate getting senile, it makes you forgetful.

  103. Tango said

    Prtrfvr – (~~~~~~~you are getting very sleepy~~~~~~you’re eyes are getting heavy~~~~~~~ you will do as I say~~~~~~~~~~ forget about coming up with a silly name for Tango~~~~~~~)

    *snaps her fingers and you’re awake!*

    I’m glad you had such a good outing with wildstar today. Did you buy any goodies at the craft show? That would be a cool venture to do an internet business together. What are these other hobbies you were kicking around?

  104. prtfvr said

    Hey, what a type-o!! I meant the Bunny Ranch. Not the Buddy Ranch! ROTFL!

  105. Tango said

    Margo – (yes there are so many things you can do to the name Margaret)

    Madonna said that she wouldn’t be around this weekend, that she would see us on Monday. I did send her a couple of emails this weekend about ideas for the card, but she hasn’t responded to those either. I’m not sure if the email I have for her is work related or home.

  106. Tango said

    Prtfvr – LOL! I was wondering about that. I wonder if the sell Bubba beads at the Buddy Ranch?

  107. Margaret said

    Thanks Tangolicious. I thought she mentioned something about leaving for the weekend.

  108. rifkind said

    Buddy Ranch, that;\’s where the gigilos are, right?

  109. Tango said

    Well Chicas –

    I’m going to run down to the local Blockbuster since I have no satellite in the den and we are going blind from watching the17″ flatscreen in the bedroom. I check in with ya later!

    Tango out!

  110. Margaret said

    You mean that have a ranch for us to visit? Boy am I getting an education.

  111. prtfvr said

    Oh Tango, you imp. Just give me time. I’ll come up with something just for you!

    Well, Wildstar makes jewelry. I procrastinate, eventually you’ll find that out on your own. πŸ˜‰ Plus it seems like we have a bunch of talented peeps in the house. I’m sure we could come up with something.

    I’ve been looking for some type of jewelry for the hens. You know, with hens on it. I’d like us to have a memento all this.

    Rif, I don’t know what was making you laugh so hard but I love it! Enjoy!! πŸ™‚

  112. Margaret said

    And we could adopt a song: How about Shake Your Tail Feather? Sorry, bad joke but it was so obvious.

    Poor Kyle, bet he really doesn’t know what kind of fans he has-not only are most of us an estrogen brigade but we’re hens on top of it. lol.

  113. rifkind said

    I was laughing at my sailor hubby’s reaction to your comments about Diz being a fluffer… OMG, I was almost crying from his reaction.

    And I learned about the Enter after the *.jpg by trial and error… it worked for me once, and now when I get that error, I try it just for S&Gs

  114. prtfvr said

    Wait. I just realized, you guys don’t know who Jenna Jameson is?!! She has the fairest poon in all the land of porndom. She’s WAY popular, so is her faux-poon. She has a huge…business which is also very successful. She’s so popular, she has other ho’s working for her! Don’t know what she looks like now but she used to be hot.

    My husband is currently on Jesse Jane (he wishes). Last Xmas I bought my husband most of her DVDs. I went to this porn shop and was standing around looking through all the Jesse Jane porn with all the men Xmas shopping too, I guess. It was pretty funny actually.

    So I go to the cashier and she says, you know that you have about $200 dollars worth of DVDs here, right? And I said “of course, I’m Christmas shopping for my husband”. She didn’t have much to say after that.

    I love the porn shops. Only the ones WITHOUT the “back rooms”. I hate sticky floors! They have neat toys and I can’t help thinking “I never want to meet the person who would find this one small!” And “Why would you want to put THAT there?!”

  115. Margaret said

    ok, where did everyone go? Is this when I go for my BT marathon and you all have another party?

  116. prtfvr said

    Rif, glad I could help. Hope purple is his color!

  117. prtfvr said

    I’ve gotta go wash some undies for the men folk in my house. Two don’t mind going commando but the other one likes his junk staying in one place. πŸ™‚


  118. Margaret said

    prtfvr: You are a vertible well of information.

    So tell me how on earth are we going to be able to entertain ourselves until October 12, especially when it gets so close we can smell it?

  119. Margaret said

    Well, I guess I’ll go have myself another BT marathon. Don’t party without me. I’ll check in periodically.

  120. lwildstar said

    OMG!!! I started laughing so hard I started coughing!

    Yes Prtfvr – you made a good choice by not going candid camera on me – I would have to hunt you down! πŸ˜‰

    And yes my mom is wonderful! she puts up with A LOT from me – but then I put up with A LOT from her too…and dad – well he’s half deaf, wont wear his hearing aids so he can’t follow the conversation – on the way home I had to exsplain to him who you were – a conversation I’d ALREADY had with mom in front of him! Plus most of the time he’s “just there” ya know? But once you get him started you cant shut him off! so be thankful he was quiet today! ha ha ha!

    Well the pizza has arrived and I am finally starting to relax.

    I am outy for the night and I’ll check back in tomorrow – but maybe not til lunch – I’m not sure I’ll get up on time for work and that would mean no free time in the morning…

    And yes I think we should consider the online co-op so we can show case all the talented ladies here!

  121. Chery said

    Margaret I will try and edit your email address and see if that helps.
    according to my msn the e-mails I have sent have been fine?????

    Is your e-mail blocking mine????
    anyway I will try that…………….

  122. Margaret said

    It shouldn’t be. I’d have to do a command for that to happen and I never gave it. That’s weird.

  123. Margaret said

    I didn’t seem to have a problem until the last week or so. I got all your other ones.

  124. DIZEY1 :-) said

    OMG!! The fairest poon in all the land. And her company name is **Poons-R-Us** ewwwwwwwww

    Rif, my sista’ glad you’re having such a good time and I wish I could’ve seen your hubby’s face, what must he think of us?? πŸ˜€

  125. rifkind said

    I think that hubby thinks that there are a lot of naughty girls on this blog…
    Not that that is a bad thing……

    Poor Kyle if he were reading this, he would be laughing his A$$ off!

  126. vicki said

    hey all…

    My husband LOVES Guiness…its his favorite…and he wants to go to Ireland some day and sit in a pub and drink it fresh..I want to go to Ireland and find my ansestors, see the country, taste the food, and experience the land. he just wants a drink HEHEHEH

    I am sure I saw that episdoe of Real Sex about the “fluffers” Very informative show that….I learned alot just watching…unfortunately…some of it I didnt want to know…

    you are the only REAL woman here…God bless you girl…I only have two children..and that is soooo my limit…Cant imagine being THAT pregnant, you deserve a medal.

  127. DIZEY1 :-) said

    😎 HI πŸ˜€ πŸ˜›

  128. Anzia said

    Claire- Okay 1st-CUTE KIDS so adorable, 2nd-POP goes the mama- was all I could think when I saw that pic…do you ever not look pretty?, 3rd-i’m coming and stealing your bed. I LOVE four poster beds! I want one that I can put curtains on or something so I can close them and create my own den of in…well just close them anyway. ^_^ And when did I become crazy??? I always thought I was perfectly sane!

    Prtfvr-I KNEW WHO SHE WAS! not sure HOW I knew it but I knew it…yeah…i might hide in the corner after admitting to that…

    Tango-how many nicknames do you have? I know of “T” but that’s it…besides, you’re the one who gave me one of my two other names…why can’t we name you? Although…I ADORE Vapor…i’m gonna have to use it in a story or something…

    And…I PROMISE to try and work on the next part during this week. If I don’t get it done then I’ll have it for you by a week from Tomorrow. Also, all my other stuff is PUBLIC again. I didn’t get to do what I had wanted to w/it so…it’s the same.

  129. prtfvr said

    Well with Tango, the Mrs. T nickname is too lame and easy to go for. Maybe I’ll dream up something tonight!

    Diz, I never said that Jenna’s company is Poon’s R Us! How rude!! It’s actually called “Hop on Pop”. Apparently she has a fondness for Seuss. πŸ˜‰

  130. DIZEY1 :-) said


    Is that really her company’s name? What a trip and a clever play on words. I made up the Poons R US, poor Dr. Suess. πŸ˜›

    Well I’ll chat at ya’ll tomorrow. Gonna try and make it to the gym again in the AM. Love Ya! and sleep well my pretties πŸ˜€

    Reves doux d’Henri XOXOXOXOX Je t’aime Beth

  131. prtfvr said

    Jenna also has a clothing company called “Oh the Places You’ll Go!”. That Dr. Seuss, what a character! πŸ˜‰

    Then there’s:

    One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, EWW Fish?!

    The Cat in the PHAT

    Green Eggs and Spluge

    The Grinch Who Stole Condoms

    The Whore Axe

    I Can Lick 20 Tigers Today – She didn’t need to edit that particular title to fit her business

    and the ever popular;

    Horton Hears a Ho

  132. prtfvr said

    I doubt that Theodore Geisel’s (Dr. Seuss) family would have approved the use of any of those titles. But I made me laugh. Time for bed!

  133. Anzia said

    Prtfvr-OMG! LMAO! So wrong, so so wrong!

    Okay, so all of you on a hunk hunt…i have one for you under my name (he’s MY baby and I REFUSE to even CONSIDER sharing him! He’s just HOT and in a suit! OMG! *drool*). For those of you I gave the link on YouTube for the vid where they’re all on the beach and it starts off with everyone stripping of their close…that’s the guy in the jeans.

    And another right here: Can you believe that this guy is 41 yrs old?! I’d SOOO do him in a heartbeat…

    Yeah, I know…bollywood guys but…I figured hot is hot and ya’ll totally sound ready for ’em so…Drool away my sistas…and I have more…should you need any…i can email them…(prtfvr-my version of your vault ^_^)

  134. laurel said

    prtfvr – all of a sudden my hubby thinks you are way cool! I already knew that but now you are his favorite. I occasionally read him stories from the blog. I’m expecting a different sort of shopping list for this Chirstmas. lol I don’t know that I could walk into one of those shops. Well, maybe Moonbeam would go with me. She would probably make me laugh so hard we would get thrown out.
    Claire – Wow! I love the pictures. I think my friend Karen was even bigger at 5 months with her quads. They were born a month after my Sarah and will be 18 this coming Feb. I was on total bedrest at 15 weeks, she was on bedrest at 16 weeks. I got to stay home, she was in the hospital the last 6 weeks. We spent a lot of time on the phone trying to think of ways to pass the time. πŸ™‚

    Is anyone else up! I’ll check back in a few minutes.

  135. Anzia said

    I’m here! LAUREL…*waves & jumps*

  136. msgypsy said

    Hey, Laurel, are you a Torchwood fan yet? John Barrowman is so sexy, but my favorite is Ianto (I think his name is Gareth Lloyd-?????.) If I wrote fanfic I’d do a crossover with Henry running into a Weevil.

    I just realized David Tennant was in “Blackpool.” Not sure I care, though…

    I think it’s time for a bowl of ice cream and bed. Type at you later, blog-kin.

  137. msgypsy said

    Sorry, I should explain why I’m fascinated by David Tennant.

    You don’t even have to see him as the Doctor to understand… (As the Lolcat folks say, “nom nom nom.” Just MHO, of course…)

  138. laurel said

    If any of you have ever watched BBC’s “Coupling” you would know how naughty my sense of humor is. All in good fun, though. πŸ™‚ Today reminds me of an episode titled “The Cupboard of Patrick’s Love” which talkes about all the tapes he’s made. Really funny stuff, if you have On Demand with Comcast you can catch some of the episodes on BBC America.

    Anzia – It’s good to have your own little vices (or not so little rock solid ones). lol
    No need to share everything!

  139. Anzia said

    Gypsy-Okay…the look that man gave as he licked his fingers…that was just NAUGHTY! ^_^ YAY! Total advocate for naughty…

    (oh, and be on the lookout for new pics behind my name…i’m wrking on prt 5 so i’ll be sharing the pictures that inspire me w/ya’ll…)

  140. laurel said

    Wow, all of those comments weren’t there a minute ago! guess I should refresh my screen once in a while.
    Gypsy – I am going to watch the pilot of Torchwood in about 1/2 hour. It shows at 10. I actually have seen a couple of episodes of Dr. Who and now think I’ll have to watch the rest eventually. Nice eye candy. I watched all of the behind the scenes stuff for Torchwood this morning while eating breakfast and waiting for paint to dry. lol
    I suspect I will be a convert to the cause by 11pm at the latest. 😎
    I want to read that fan-fic, if you are willing to share it.

  141. Anzia said

    Laurel- I KNOW what you’re talking about! Nina LOVES that show and sends me clips from youtube all the time. It has the girl who plays teh Dr. in Zerophilia in it. ^_^ I think my all time favorite clip is
    So, does that last comment mean you don’t WANT pictures of amazingly fit and dangerously attractive men?

  142. msgypsy said

    The Torchwood spoof from BBC’s “Dead Ringers.”

    And now I really DO have to go to bed. I’ll type at you all later, and hope to see Laurel later this week.

  143. laurel said

    OMG!!!! Smoke, there’s smoke pouring out of my ears!
    Holy Crap!! Good thing I have a strong heart.
    Is it hot in here?
    I think hubby heard me gasping and panting.
    Gypsy – I suspect he will thank you later!
    I’ll just say it now – Thank You!!!!


  144. laurel said

    Yes on the later this week, Tell me which day is best and I’ll be there, probably with house paint in my hair. sigh

  145. laurel said

    Z – didn’t say I didn’t want the pics, just said you won’t have to share the fantasy. I have my own list of favs. I just haven’t mastered the pick thing. I need another visit from Moonbeam.

  146. laurel said

    Oh Z, that is one of my favorite episodes! Actually I liked all of them, I was sad when it ended but bought the DVDs and have been watching with my husband and daughter. Too funny.

  147. Anzia said

    Laurel- I just about died laughing when I saw the end of that clip! Seriously, tears were streaming down my face, stomach hurt, sides hurt, rolled off my bed an onto the floor…it was GREAT! ^_^ I was kidding dear…about the pics. πŸ™‚ I’m not sure a single one of us would write off a hot guy! What about pics haven’t you mastered hon…anything I can help with?

  148. laurel said

    Thanks for the offer Z. I have been given instructions for getting a pic behind my name but since my mouse does not have a left/right click option (apple issue apparently) I have not figured out how to get a more refined picture. I really haven’t played with it much.

    It is now officially past my bedtime. 😦 I suspect all of you have called it a night. See you in the morning!

    Good night dear!

  149. Anzia said

    Nope, i’m up. I seem to have found my on-again-off-again constant companion Insomnia. Which isn’t good…the amount of sleep I get is the best way to gauge how stressed I am…and with how fast my leg is bouncing over here…i’d have tos ay i’m ranking a solid 8 on the Stressed out -o-meter…

    I konw nothign about macs…don’t have one and have had very little interaction with them. Although everyone keeps telling me to get one…

  150. Arrowyn said

    Well, it’s GOT to be Monday in Maryland now! Isn’t it? So, without further ado,

    Happy birthday to you!
    Happy birthday to you!
    Happy birthday to you!

    Trust me, you’d rather be reading that than hearing me sing it. Hope you have a terrific special day!

  151. lwildstar said

    Awwww….Thank you Arrowyn!

    I made it in to work on time, but I have NOOO energy – I should have taken the day off. The heat yesturday just wiped me out – and I can’t beleive how sore my legs are!
    Prtfvr – I’m still laughing – and after these comments last night – OMG! – and my mom thinks I have nice “normal” friends here! if she only knew!!!!!

    Love you guys! I’ll try to stop back at lunch time!

  152. lwildstar said

    just had to come over and gush real quick!
    Well now it doesn’t matter how bad I feel today – I’m going to be smiling ALL DAY LONG! – no slight to any of you my dears you know I love you all – but this just made my day!!

    Paul emailed me a b-day card
    “Big Day!”
    “Happy Birthday! You’ve got one more year to live it up until middle age! Have a great day!”
    That was so sweet of him! I emailed that back – that I thought he was sweet for remembering! πŸ™‚ πŸ˜› πŸ˜€

    ok back to work!

  153. Tango said

    Happy Birthday Wildstar! I hope this works….

    [audio src="" /]

    Just popped in for a moment to wish you a wonderful day! May this day be all that you dreamed and more. And may Paul plant a big wet one on ya when you least expect it!

  154. msgypsy said



  155. msgypsy said

    Re: Paul, he sure made you happy this morning. Must be an extra special kind of a guy.

    Well, off to the shower and work. Ugh!

  156. Madonna said


    Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday dear lwildstar!!!!!!!
    Happy Birthday to you!

    I think Paul likes you whether he fesses up to it or not, and what’s not to love.

    Here’s a small present for now…..

    I’ve been short on time so I’ll send you your real present this evening.

    Gotta work now…. be back later if I can.

    Have a good day everyone.

  157. Since I wrote a limerick for Claire I thought I’d write one for you as well.

    Another year older you are
    Dear blogfriend and sister Wildstar.
    Go out and party
    Celebrate hearty!
    Henry’s waiting for you in the car.

    He’s yours for the evening you see.
    All of your blog sibs agree
    Our vamp is a treasure
    I guarantee pleasure.
    as he takes you on quite as spree.

    Happy Birthday Iwildstar!!!!
    Love Annalaise

  158. Claire said

    Bonne Matin mes amis!!!!!

    I fell asleep yesterday…the dreaded curse reared its ugly monthly visit and wiped me out….so I didn’t see any of your comments until now!
    Prtfvr…you will owe me a keyboard soon..if you continue to make me spit whatever I’m drinking at the time I read your posts all over it!!
    I really really cannot wait to meet you…you are a trip and I love ya!! I did look like an alien didn’t I ? actually I felt like a dinosaur!!
    Margaret and Prtfvr…where you able to view the pic of the quads? if not I’ll send them to you.
    I called the rocket scientist…told her off…she swore to me she sent out the records last Thursday..Bulls%it!! She then put her supervisor on…whoopie doo!
    who I also told off! Still the appt. was put on hold because the doctor has not recieved said records!!! I freaking hate dealing with all the redtape bull that goes with medical issues!!!
    Tango…LOL..I could only stand up for a couple of minutes a day..for fear of tipping over,but also it was quite uncomfortable and painful when their weight was pressing down!
    Diz and everyone else…I’m glad you thought I was pretty…I felt like Prtfvr Alien!! LOL!!
    The quads weights were:
    Rifkind…that sucker was even bigger by 30 weeks when I delivered!!!!
    Laurel…I was on bedrest at home from 9wks until 19wks,then in the hospital fot another 11 weeks until I delivered at 30 wks…Thats when I learned the true meaning of boredom!!!!!!!!!!
    Anzia darling..I do have curtains on it..I’ll have to show you a you can drool LOL!! I love my bed!!
    Anyway…check yas later!!

  159. Claire said



    Love you IWildstar!!!

  160. lwildstar said

    Thank you all!
    my speakers here at work are not working so i will havet o wait until I get home to liten to some of the links – unless my head phones will work – I’ll get back to you on that….

    Oh yes I will enjoy Henry to the fullest! My b-day present arrived from my cousin – I will send an email and you will understand why…

    Tango – from your mouth to gods ears and let him whisper that suggestion to Paul!

    Ok mus return to work!

  161. Anzia said

    Happy Birthday lWildstar *she screams as she runs out the door*

    I Hope your birthday week is a blast! ^_^

  162. Blood Drinker aka Vampgrl said

    Hey guys. Still here. Just no time to check the blog. If I happened to miss anything BT related lately that might be important, please drop kick me an email at πŸ˜€

    Back later. πŸ™‚

  163. Margaret said

    Happy Birthday lwildstar and what a great present for Paul to send you a card. I’m going to be sending you one but it may be later this afternoon. Enjoy your day with Henry and Paul, mmm, a man sandwich, now that would make you one happy woman, wouldn’t it.

    Seriously, enjoy your day. You deserve it.

    From one of your many sistas.

  164. Danae said

    Just a quick drive by until lunch.

    Claire-I say that records woman at the doctors needs a good bitch slap but then you already told her and her supervisor off.

    Anzia-I have been keeping notes on what to comment for a long while otherwise I would never remember everything.

    Happy Birthday lwildstar. I hope Kyle gives you everything you want. It is also so not fair that you and prtfvr met. You guys are evil, evil I say.

    Tomorrow is 9/11 and I just got this email.

    LIGHTS ON…..9/11

    PLEASE forward this email to everyone in your address book asking them
    to also forward it. Please join us on 9/11. We have less than week to get
    the word out all across this great land we love and call the United
    States of America . Let’s see how powerful e-mail can be!

    On Tuesday, September 11, 2007 everyone in the USA who
    will be driving a motor vehicle is asked to drive with their headlights
    on during daylight hours. Though no explanation is needed as to why we
    are commemorating September 11, we hope more importantly to pay
    respect to the victims of that day, show our nation’s solidarity and
    sho w support for our men and women of the Armed Forces.
    You can help by sending this e-mail on to others!


    LIGHTS ON…..9/11

    It is a Tuesday and the horrible day happened on a Tuesday so to me this day is extra special. I will also be lighting candles for the victims.

    See you at lunch.

  165. Maddie Mo said

    Good Morning!!!

    Happy Birthday Lwildstar!!!! Hope it’s a good one. That Paul sounds like a sweety.

  166. Margaret said

    Whoops-yes I saw the quads Claire. They certainly are cuties.

  167. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Bonjour Mes Amis! Buongiorno Signorina’s!


    Hmmmmm……..Happy Birthday to youuuu, Happy Birthday to youuuuuu, Happy Birthdaaaaayyyyyyyy Iwildstar, Nightwalker, Wildstalker……..Happppppy Birthdaaaayyyy tooooo youuuuuuuuu!!!!! And Manyyyyyy Mooooorrrrrreeeee!!!! πŸ˜€

    Go wild do something REALLY CRAZY!!! Ohh Kiss a BOY/MAN!!! Grab the bull by the horns and just kiss the dude πŸ˜‰

    Love Ya! and I hope today you get everything your little heart desires.
    This Dude’s for you today……..

  168. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Dani girl, hey how are ya? Thanx for the 911 info, they also mentioned for everyone to fly your flags, although mine is out pretty much year round along with my dad’s Navy flag, and my N.O. rebirth flag. Yep alot of flags, we’re patriotic what can I say.

    Maddie Mo, how’s that baby girl smellin’ ? Sweet I’m sure and how was girls weekend?

    Madonna we missed you over the weekend, how’s it hanging my girl?

    **Z** baby ! Lil’ sista’ I chanaged my leetle picture too, variety is the spice of life, Joie da vie!

    Prtfvr, Rif sent me a dictionary link to the *fluffer* definition. OMG I was laughing so hard pardon the pun, at what I have to do for said actor to keep him *UP* to the task at hand πŸ˜‰ (badd girls, talking bout bad girls) I guess it’s ME!

  169. Maddie Mo said

    Dizey– Hey girl How’s your Bro doing??? I hope good.

    Baby girl is doing real good. thanks for asking.

  170. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Hey Prtfvr,

    How’s our numbers on IMDB I clicked like a mad woman every chance I got. Hopefully we’re better than we were last week. πŸ˜€

    and BTW I loved Dr. Suess growing up and the Jenna versions are hysterical. I especially like this one not quite the way I rememberd it from childhood πŸ˜€

    One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, EWW Fish?!

  171. Danae said

    Oh I forgot to mention that I have seen some Jenna Jamison movies. Yes the goodie two shoes has seen porn. Just listening to her is annoying. She sounds very whiny. Like a woman that has a little girl voice and imagine that with sounds coming out of her mouth.

    My flag is also always flying.

  172. laurel said

    lwildstar! I hope your birthday continues to be fabulous! I was thinking about you this weekend and hoping it wasnt’ going to leave you too tired to party, but I guess Paul took care of that. Good job, Paul!

    Enjoy your day and do something fun, just for you.
    Remember, You Are LOVED!

    (Forgive me this next bit, I am apparently in a rhymy mood).

    To you I send this birthday greating
    With hopes that things with Paul are heating
    Although he’s most mellow
    We hope that this fellow
    Is thinking about your lips meeting!

    Well, I think you know what I mean. No great poetry from me, and my limmericks are usually more on the R rated pages. 😎

    I must admit I’m jealous of prtfvr getting to meet you, but I think I’ll be shot if I meet many more without first calling a convention. lol

  173. Danae said

    I have a question for everybody. I am liking Adam and am very comfortable around him. I don’t get standoffish when he wants to kiss like I usually do. Is it a bad thing that I am still looking on I asked my mom this and she said it was perfectly fine because I am not sure about him and what if I don’t keep looking on for fear of hurting his feelings and the right one comes along on there and I missed him.

  174. Danae said

    Another thing, I went to a fair yesterday and got the most awesome tasting jam. It is raspberry wine jam. They had raspberry beer jam too which was very good but I couldn’t pass on the wine one. One taste of it and my saliva glands were working overtime to the point of pain. I was in heaven with that stuff.

  175. lwildstar said

    Happy Birthday to me!
    Paul is taking me to lunch! Whoo Hooo!
    Will check in later!

  176. laurel said

    I too always have at least one flag flying.
    My grandfather (one of the greatest men I’ll ever know) was born on flag day – June 14th, so I fly them to honor his memory.
    For 9/11 there will be a flag in every flower box on my property, 11-12.

    Dizey I would love to see a pic of the N.O. rebirth flag. If you think of it sometime you could e-mail it or send me to a web-site.

  177. DIZEY1 :-) said


    There once was a girl from Nantucket……… πŸ˜‰ R rated like those? If you’re R rated where do I fit in? See the problem is I have no man around 24-7 like most of you chix, so all I’ve got are my wandering dirty girl thoughts to keep me busy if you will. What’s a girl to do ?? πŸ˜› 😎

    Danae, girl you’re not getting hitched , and there’s nothing wrong with looking and keeping your options open. But you never know Adam could be HIM πŸ˜€

  178. Danae said

    Woohoo! Go wildstar! You go girl! You’re all that and a bag of chips! You’re the bees knees! Ok I am all out of phrases.

  179. laurel said

    GO PAUL!

    Have a great lunch girlfriend!

  180. laurel said

    You’re the cat’s meow.

  181. Danae said

    He could be him but if he isn’t, well I think I will just keep looking just in case. Also Diz if you have idle hands and no man around…….well you get my drift.

  182. DIZEY1 :-) said

    I’ll do that , maybe I’ll send you one. I’ll look around and see what I can find.
    My neice Taylor Ann was also born on Flag day, she made the big 7 this year.

    Speaking of pic’s I need to find one to send to Dr.du Chat. I feel like Wildstalker , I hate the way I take pic’s and am waaaaay picky about how I look. So vain I know, others probably won’t be half as critical about how I look as I do. I just need to find one and let her airbrush me HOT! That’s the ticket ! Hee hee heeee

  183. Margaret said

    Way to go lwildstar, what a present.

    Danae: I’m reading this stupid book called the MANual and the guy says you should date others in the initial stage or at least not always be available when he wants to do something. That way you don’t appear to be clingy, needy, and you have somewhat an air of mystery to you, in other words you’re desired by others. Not sure how much I believe in this method as it seems like a lot of game playing but maybe the bit about not always being ready and willing might be useful. You have to do what you’re comfortable with.

  184. Claire said

    Driving by…I have two flags waving on my front step! Lost too many good friends that day to ever forget!!I’ll miss seeing the twin blue lights..I used to see them from my window in NYC..
    Iwildstar…Enjoy your lunch!!! I hope you have a great time with Paul!!!!

    My stomach is calling me and the kiddos have half day on check yas later!

    Oh Margaret..Thanks for the lovely compliment and for sending the card to Kyle…I didn’t have the balls to do it!! LOL!


  185. Madonna said

    Hey guys just a run by….. (Hey I don’t drive….)

    I’ve finally had a chance to skim all the posts and y’all went to the gutter without me.

    Thanks for the shout out girls! Truth is, I’ll probably be scarce most of this month. This weekend I was non-stop busy, but it seems like I got next to nothing accomplished.

    Excuse my poor email etiquette please. I did get your email for ideas for the card and I’m trying to work it in.

    I’m also jealous y’all got to meet.

    Happy Birthday girl! Hope lunch with Paul is great. Don’t let him go without telling him how you feel. He sounds like a keeper.

    Unless you snuck off to Vegas with Adam and eloped there is absolutely nothing wrong with keeping your options open for now. It’s still early on in your relationship.

    I’m going to make a few candles when I get home then I’m going to take a break for the evening from Dylan’s card and the candles to watch the Bengal’s game. Tonight is the first time in the history of the franchise they open the season with a Monday Night game. It’s almost like a holiday here in Cincinnati. I work about 1/2 mile from Paul Brown stadium and the crowds have already gathered. It ought to be interesting navigating the tailgaters when I leave here at 3.

    Can I get a WHO DEY!? (Bengals cheer)

    Sorry guys, break’s over and I’ve gotta go.

    Talk to y’all later.

  186. Danae said

    Hey Madonna! Good to here from you.

  187. Danae said

    Good Lord I am always spelling hear wrong.

  188. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Madonna, YES MA’AM!!! WHO DEY!?

    Good luck to your guys I hope they fair better than we did. Glad the candle making is going well for ya’ too!!!

    Rock On Sista’ !!!

  189. Danae said

    Lunch is over. I will be back at the end of the day


  190. lwildstar said

    just got back from lunch…he was so sweet – I gave him a hug – didn’t feel like an opening for a kiss – so we’ll have to wait and see. You know how someimes you can tell? So furstrating! He wanted to know all about the craft show yestuday and I told him that “one of my new friends” visited me and how wonderful she was (yes Prtver – you) and he was happy that I was happy. funny thing though – I always wait a minute when we go out to eat, before I start eating, for him to say grace – its only polite…today he just started eating….am I having a bad influence or a good influence? πŸ˜‰
    I asked him how much longer he was going to be around – we’re at the 5 week mark – and he said he didn’t know – does that mean he’s leaving soon or later thatn expected? I made him promise to tell me in advance….
    I know I know “Kiss him already!”

    And on that note Danae do wht feels right to you, but just remember you haven’t made any commitments yet – and you don’t know if he is still looking. During these early stages its only normal to still be looking so that you don’t cut yourself off…..its a scary world out there when you’re single and searching!

    well lunch is over and I must return to work.

  191. prtfvr said

    You be gentle with Paul, Wildwoman!

    You know, the way wildstar acted when I told her I wanted a picture of her, I expected some hideous mutant with a HUGE mole growing hair out of it. Guess what? She’s pretty. Isn’t that annoying? She has fair skin, red hair and green eyes. I think…yeah, I think I resent her! πŸ˜‰

  192. prtfvr said

    We need a meet and greet. Over the Xmas holidays, mid-America. Anyone in? Maybe a Friday night to Sunday pre-view of Annalaise’s Blood Ties 2008 Tour! WOOO HOOO!

    Who’s with me?

  193. elizabeth said

    lwildstr – Happy, Happy birthday to you!!! I hope your lunch with Paul is everything you could possibly wish for!

    Laurel – how goes the painting? I had big plans for this weekend which involved housework and yard work – guess what? You got it – I did none of it!! I just felt like knitting all weekend. Kinda nice actually.

    Gypsy – I watched Torchwood and totally enjoyed it. Of course, I am absolutely addicted to Doctor Who as well.

  194. lwildstar said

    Sounds good to me!
    And thatn k you for the complemt – I thold you I have “issues”…..
    ok I must go back to work!

  195. lwildstar said

    Thank you
    – geeze i can’t type!

  196. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Hey Sista’ I’m in I still have vaca time left I have to use. Let me know when and I’ll buy my ticket today. Can you tell I have a very small life at this time. I basically live for ya’ll right now. πŸ˜€ Not a bad thing. Hey how’d we do on our IMDB numbers??

  197. Claire said

    As I don’t have anyone who can babysit the quads while I go out of town….I say you all invade the lovely state of Virginia!!!!

    Another redhead! how cool!!!

    uh..quads running amok…and I’m supposed to be working…lol
    see yas later!

  198. DIZEY1 :-) said


    Mon ami! I will go wherever to meet my peeps! Virginia at X-mas time I bet is magnifique! I’m sooooo easy πŸ˜‰ as you all already know 😎

  199. Tango said

    What Laurel – no Birthday Weed for Wildstar? What a jip! I say she get’s some just like evreyone else!

  200. Tango said

    Apparently I’ve already been into the stash – that should be everyone! πŸ˜‰

  201. prtfvr said

    Claire: Clearly you need more cat poop to keep those kids busy! πŸ˜‰

    Sorry Diz, forgot about the stats and with good reason. Everyone plummeted by hundreds of points, Dylan dropped by 1k! I have to admit that I didn’t do my part last week. I gave myself a good talking to though so I think I’ll be better from now on. How about you guys?

  202. Tango said

    Someone tell me what wildstars names are and let me see if I can come up with something by the end of the day.

    Annalaise – love that poem you gave her – got me all hot and bothered! In a good way.

    With you and Laurel being all rhymey today, it’s got me in the mood to be rhymey too!

  203. DIZEY1 :-) said

    I’d love to be able to watch some ep’s w/some of ya’ll. That would be so cool to eat, drink, and parrrrrty with my girls!!! Please lets try and do that. Hell Claire I’ll grab Tango in Alabama and we’ll head to up to you πŸ˜€

  204. prtfvr said

    Tango, it’s only a stash if you haven’t used it all which I suspect you have! πŸ˜‰

    I’m fine with Virginia I just think it might be a haul for the Portland Posse!

    Claire, where are you in Virginia? And don’t tell me “in the kitchen”! πŸ˜‰

  205. Tango said

    prtfvr – I’ll go by during the next break from my big project today and do my part. I actually did do some damage this weekend for Kyle and the show in general, but not the others. “puts her hand out to be slapped – but please don’t use a ruler*

  206. prtfvr said

    Hey, for all you sci fi fans out there. Gina Holden is going to be in the Alien vs Predator sequel. It opens on 12/25.

    She’s 32? Man, really?!

  207. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Gonna grab some lunch and will chat ya’ later

  208. Tango said

    Well blogeratti, it’s time for me to take some Advil and put my reading glasses on to start the next phase of my project – the reconciliation part. Tedious! Ugh! I’ll check with ya later when I’ve either gone crosseyed or my back is snapping in two.

  209. Danae said

    I could do a holiday thing. Actually I could probably swing a New Years thing. I would be able to leave probably the Friday after Christmas. I could get out of work early and stay through the 1st of January. I would need to know for sure so I can ask for the time now. We always have New Years Day off so that won’t be a problem. I would just have to ask to get out early Friday and got Monday off.

  210. Madonna said

    OK, You girls are killing me here and I’m starting to feel like I’m gonna miss out. I would LOVE to get together and meet everyone, but there is NO WAY for me to do it during the holidays. Vacation time is blacked out around Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years in my office. We are always on early deadline and no one gets to take time off. Usually we even have to work on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. The earliest I could arrange something would most likely be late winter or early spring.

  211. Danae said

    Unless you were talking of something earlier. December is a very busy time for me. Kelly’s oldest my godson’s birthday is the 6th. We have our holiday get together with my dad’s side of the family. My friend Sara’s birthday and Amber’s birthday is the 19th. My niece Alli’s birthday is the 27th, she will be 14. Oh God!

  212. laurel said

    I believe wildstar should have gotten the birthday weed already! Did one of you all snag it before it got there?

    Birthday Girl! Enjoy your birthday weed!!!!
    Also, the nicely shaped package with the big red bow? That’s for you, too.
    (whispers – really ticklish, this one… getting harder to catch every time one of you has a birthday). Had to use lots of ribbon to hold the wrapping in place. Oh, added a blindfold this time, made me think of Zorro…. wait, that’s my fantasy. hehehe

    Glad you had a great lunch date.

    Now, I’d better get to work for a while. I’ll check back in 4-5 hours.
    Love yas!

  213. Blood Drinker aka Vampgrl said

    Hey, is Cree out there? If so, I have a question for our resident blogger vet. Please don’t slap me? *g* Before we end up calling our vet’s office, I wanted to know if you had any ideas first. My cat has issues with not drinking out of her water bowl. I’m not sure exactly how long this has been going on, but at least for months now. She only wants to drink from the bathroom faucet. At first, it was kinda cute, cause she would get up on the sink and try to play with the dripping water. But now she wants to drink from the faucet 24/7. We even buy her good spring water to drink but she still doesn’t want it. We don’t keep it refrigerated though, so I’m not sure if that might be an issue or not. My Dad thinks she might not be drinking at all. We have no way to tell ’cause we can’t watch her all the time. I read this book that said cats don’t like their water bowl right next to the food ’cause they like to feel like they are searching for their own water, so I started to put the bowl in the bathroom at night so it’s not in the kitchen right next to the other bowl, but I’m still not sure if she’s drinking or not. And we can’t be giving her water from the tap all day. I don’t think an animal is stupid enough to dehydrate itself. At least, I hope not. Any ideas? Hope that made sense.

  214. Blood Drinker aka Vampgrl said

    Oh…for Cree again…you pikeslittleho@aol.can respond on the blog or email me at

  215. Blood Drinker aka Vampgrl said

    Blood Drinker aka Vampgrl said,
    September 10, 2007 @ 11:48 am

    Oh…for Cree again…you pikeslittleho@aol.can respond on the blog or email me at

    Grrrr…that was supposed to be you CAN respond on the blog or email me at
    My bad. πŸ™‚

  216. Claire said

    Prtfvr!!! you crazy girl!!!
    Me in the kitchen…yeah right! I try to stay out of there as much as possible LOL!!!!!
    Dearie..I’m in Fairfax Va…in the adorable town of Reston…about 45 min from D.C.
    Wow…we had a weird power outage…right in the middle of me reading something really interesting concerning a!
    Nikki said the street lights went out also!
    It has been hot as hell here for over a week..still in the 90s!!!!!!!

  217. Claire said

    AWEE…I would love you chicks here for the holiday…they turn the town square into a skating rink complete with Christmas music!!!
    and you guys can celebrate Christmakuh with me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  218. Madonna said

    Heading home now ladies….
    I’ll try to chat with you a bit tomorrow.

    Still feeling left out here……

  219. Danae said

    You are leaving early Madonna.

  220. Danae said

    This is a first Madonna is leaving before me. C-ya Madonna.

  221. Madonna said

    Monday’s my early day. I always get off at 3. Tuesday’s at 6, Wednesday’s at 8, Thursday’s at 7 and Fridays at 5. If the work for the day is done.

    Heading out for real now. Bye!

  222. Danae said


  223. DIZEY1 :-) said

    WOW I forgot about the birthday weed! There was still some left ? Hmmmm

    Laurel, great job wrapping that slippery little sucker πŸ˜‰ You are so good at that let me tell you, and the bow was strategically placed. Oh just be careful when you pull the bow off not to YANK to hard , he may yell! and not with pleasure πŸ˜› πŸ˜€

    Madonna see ya later alligator! Don’t feel left out, nuttin’s happening yet πŸ˜‰

  224. Danae said

    Don’t yank to hard. You may render him useless to women the world round. You don’t want to make him defective.

  225. Arrowyn said

    Blood Ties On Demand viewing in UK:


    Fireworks International to Launch Blood Ties On Demand

    LONDON, September 7: Fireworks International will make its 22×1-hour vampire crime thriller series Blood Ties available for viewing on video on demand via Virgin Media Digital Television’s On Demand platform.

    Blood Ties premiered on Virgin Media’s LIVING on August 16 and will be airing every Thursday at 8 p.m. Immediately following its linear broadcast, the series will be available for seven days on a free catch-up basis on LIVING’s website. The catch-up service will also be available for 28 days through the On Demand section of Virgin Media Digital Television platform. This will allow viewers the chance to catch up on any episode they may have missed at a time of their choosing. Following the first run of the series, Blood Ties will also be included in the video-on-demand package available on a pay-per-view basis or free to subscribers of selected packages to the Virgin Media Digital Television platform.

    Jonathan Ford, the VP of digital distribution for Fireworks, commented, β€œWe realize that in today’s world viewers are looking for flexibility in how they can view and catch up on their favorite TV series, making sure that if they miss an episode they still have the opportunity to catch up with the storyline at their leisure, or indeed re-watch a favorite episode/series at a later date. With this in mind we were keen to work with Virgin Media Television on giving this flexible access to Blood Ties.”

  226. Arrowyn said

    And another —

    Gina Holden Starring In Two Sci Fi/ Fantasy Genre Shows

  227. Arrowyn said

    And this is a critique in the Toronto Globe and Mail written by Tanya Huff talking on Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer:

  228. Arrowyn said

    If you haven’t seen the feedback about the Blood Ties panels at the 2007 Dragoncon, Jessie from Bloodlines posted this:

  229. Arrowyn said

    This is a quote from a post at Bloodlines. I haven’t had a chance to view the video yet and I won’t for at least a day. If anyone does before that, let me know how it is. But, after all, it IS Henry!
    I found this little gem on youtube today and thought I’d share this with you all!
    Kyle plays Blake Holsey in the season three episode of Strange Days at Blake Holsey High titled “Past”. He’s in the first two parts of the episode on youtube.
    And to those who felt a little pervy at watching a teenage Kyle in The Zack Files, don’t worry this was filmed in 2005 so Kyle was either 20 or 21 and totally gorgeous playing a 1879 gentleman.

  230. Arrowyn said

    Sorry, too fast. I should have said “Kyle”, not “Henry”. So interchangeable.

  231. Arrowyn said

    Oh, God!!!!! I just had the last bite of a Subway sandwich and I think one of the jalapenoes fell into the pickle bin and got in my sandwich. My eyes are watering and my tongue is on fire! There isn’t enought Pepsi in my office to put this out! OW! OW! OW! However, my sinuses are clearing.

  232. Arrowyn said

    I clicked on this site to look at the Christina Cox quiz and found some pictures that I had never seen before. Maybe from the new epis? And the quiz is cute, too.

  233. elizabeth said

    Wow Arrowyn you have been busy! Thanks for all the links and information. Yuk! I hate jalapenoes…I am such a baby when it comes to really hot stuff. I hope your tongue feels better? πŸ˜‰

  234. Danae said

    Ciao Bellas! Time to go home.

  235. prtfvr said

    Arrowyn! You and Margaret are the Blood Ties New Hounds!

    Claire: Reston, VA! Girl, I know where you are! Maybe I could drug wildwoman and take a day trip up to get together for lunch. She’s in Silver Spring if I’m not mistaken so she’s at least halfway there already.

    When we meet, could you wear a fat suit and ugly yourself up. I’ll feel much better about myself if you do! πŸ™‚

  236. Tango said

    Arrowyn – You’ve definately filled Teresa’s shoes since she’s been gone. She use to be the recon expert who would go out and retrieve the intel and bring it back to the group. Good Job! Anyone heard from Teresa BTW?i

  237. Tango said

    prtfvr – I’ve got a new nickname for you. Dr. Ruth πŸ˜‰ After the last few days of enlightenment. I think it’s perfect for you! See you’re not the only one who can dole out nicknames!

  238. Tango said

    prtfvr – please be sure to practice your accent before we all get together!

  239. Anzia said

    Sheesh, ya’ll planning to meet…:( Sucks that I don’t get vaca time for a year. I don’t get anything special off for the holidays except for the holiday itself. Technically I have the day after christmas and day before thanksgiving off but I’m not sure how that’ll work or if it still applies…but i’d LOVE to meet w/ya’ll.

    I heard from Nina! *big sigh of relief- yes i was getting THAT worried* She says to tell ya’ll Hi and that she misses us very much but things are going pretty much at a straight 10.0 on the stress meter for her. Her father decided to retile her bathroom so her entire apartment (she lives in a studio aprt) is covered in dust. Her sister who is there on visa had to change her ‘major’ because she didnt’ make it into what she wanted then a couple of days ago she got a call saying her sister COULD get into Dentistry which means Nina has to try and get the Visa changed. Her classes are pretty much consuming the rest of her time. She said she’d probably be able to be around for a little while in about 2 weeks when her family leaves (well, except her sister).

    So, I called into work today…ate Arby’s for the first AND LAST time in years. *gags* Seriously…blech. Good news is…if I’m still icky tomorrow I can call in and it only counts as 1 occurance! I just lose a SHIT load of money 😦 it seriously feels like someone hollowed out my stomach and forgot to tell my brain that the nauseated feeling WON’T HELP…

    I’m going to bury my head in bollywood…or a pillow…haven’t decided yet…

  240. prtfvr said

    Yah Tango, I vill!

    Damn, that should have read Arrowyn and Margaret are our new “Blood Ties NEWS Hounds” not “New Hounds”! Sorry about that!

  241. prtfvr said

    Oh man, Z! I’m so sorry to hear about all the stressful stuff going on in your life! And poor Nina! WOW!

    It’s not a sleep over with Claire. She’s just not horribly far away. πŸ™‚

  242. Himmiefan said

    Lordy mercy ladies! I leave for a couple of days and you all rack up a gazillion messages!

    Happy birthday Wildstar!!! Hope you get lots of great gifts! πŸ™‚

    Claire – I’d love to see the quads, but I too am getting the “forbidden” message. I’ll try that link from home.

    Arrowyn – thanks for all the info you posted!

    It’s interesting how the panel at Dragoncon talked about Henry being a graphic novelist as opposed to a romance writer. Personally, I think a graphic novelist is a bit more “manly.” (she says with a deeper voice). Good observation, though, on giving him something visual to do for the TV medium.

    Prtfvr – have you told your husband that you do love him, but that his driving just plain sucks?

    Now, as for the mature content and BT’s timeslot this fall, all I have to say is, what mature content? I mean really, BT isn’t that racy. You see racier things on network TV! Seriously folks, I wonder if it isn’t time for us to lobby USA Network. Shows have successfully switched networks before. JAG did it as did Forever Knight. I think BT is set up so that you wouldn’t have to have seen the first episode to be able to follow the story.

    Oh yeah, I will not make jokes about fluffer nutter. I will not make jokes about fluffer nutter. I will not make jokes about fluffer nutter…

  243. prtfvr said

    Himmie: Told the old man about his driving. He didn’t appreciate it. We’re moving to PA. Commence haranguing…NOW.

    BTW: Fuffer Nutter is a redundant term. That’s a fact! πŸ˜‰

  244. Margaret said

    User: (Anonymous) (That would be me)
    Date: 2007-09-06 13:16 (UTC)
    Subject: Lifetime

    Tanya: Many of us in the States are concerned that Blood Ties hasn’t been advertised by Lifetime as returning, yet they advertise other shows. We’ve begged them for more episodes but as you know they have said nothing. Worse case scenario-say Lifetime doesn’t renew Blood Ties, can the Canadian networks pick it up and run with additional seasons? Which brings me to the fact that I’ll be calling Brighthouse to see if I can pick up Canadian channels. This is not over! The fat lady hasn’t sung yet and if she does I’m sending her over to Lifetime to sit on their executives, just joking of course.

    Reply | Thread | Link


    User: andpuff (Tanya Huff)
    Date: 2007-09-06 17:17 (UTC)
    Subject: Re: Lifetime

    The producers are working very hard to bring the show back for another season on Canadian TV even if Lifetime doesn’t want us but it all comes down to the high cost of genre production. I’m still typing with my fingers crossed though…

    Reply | Parent | Link

  245. prtfvr said

    Ok Margaret. I think I’ll have a good cry in the corner.

  246. Tango said

    BT 10 EST timeslot due to mature subject matter – Pa-leeeeease! They ran a movie around 2 pm yesterday – and the subject matter? Teen sex and (opens up word document to run a spell check on this one) Syphilis, multiple partners, 3-somes & porno. – all in the same movie. WT%#$@ are they talking about mature subject matter in BT? Have they lost their freakin’ minds?!!!! Come on people be consistent!

  247. Margaret said

    prtfvr: Now I thought you’d take bad news better than that as you thought Lifetime had already thrown in the towel. I just don’t know what to do anymore. Apparently Lifetime was a bigger financial partner in this than we were aware of by the sounds of it. On one hand you have critics saying it looks cheap and on the other hand we have Tanya telling us its real expensive to produce, I’d rather believe Tanya. She’s always been straight with us.

  248. lwildstar said

    Madonna – my present won’t open – the computer doesn’t recognize the program! waaaaaa

    Thanks for all the wonderful b-day greatings!
    It was so funny this morning – getting the email from Paul – I sent him a thank you – and about noon he emailed asking if I was doing anything for my b-day and I told him no, but if all my blog friends were here we would be partying big time ! And Robin is taking me to lunch tomorrow. Thats when he asked if I could go to lunch in 15 minutes….work didn’t even aknowledge my birthday, but then again I’m ususally the party planner … so it just shows me who really cares about me!!!!

    Egerly awinting my special “gift” from you guys – I will be gental don’t worry – he has to make the rounds for all the up coming b-days!

    Prtfvr / Clair – I would love to get together! we’ll have to work something out!

    Well I stubbed my toe on the way home and is killing me – so I’m sitting here reading emails and printing postcards with ice on my toes!

    I’ve got my sister on the phone and shes driving me crazy! and I haven’t eaten yet – came straight home to enjoy my b-day gifts (hehehe) So I’ll be back later! ….

  249. Margaret said

    Just saw commercial on Lifetime Life among the Dead with Lisa Williams and the Psychic Challenge. Maybe they’re building up to advertising Blood Ties. We can hope. These were on at the same time. (8:10 p.m. est)

  250. laurel said

    1) Put on magical red shoes… Check

    2) Click heels together three times… Check

    3) Eyes are closed and mantra begins – There WILL be a REAL 2nd season of Blood Ties… there WILL be a REAL 2nd season of Blood Ties… there Will be a REAL 2nd season of Blood Ties…

    That’s all I’ve got ladies.

    I refuse to give up hope.

    Keep the faith.

  251. Cree said

    Hello All!

    Happy B-day Wildstar! Glad you had a good time with Paul today. Please be gentel with your gift….I think my b-day is next and I have big plans for the 2 of us and need him well rested. And don’t use up all the birthday weed (if Tango hasn’t already!) Have a great B-day!

    Claire: There is a product called Forbid that you can sprinkle on the cat’s food to make the poop taste like the crap that it is and this will usually stop any pets from eating it.

    Vampgrl: Some cats don’t like water that just sits there in a bowl. Its boring to them. I suggest getting a water fountain for your cat to encourage her to drink. These are just water bowls with flowing water that runs thru a tiny pump. They make different kinds. Some are loud and actually shoot the water out like an actual fountain. There are some others that have a ramp that kinda looks like a water slide that the water flows down from. That is the kind I have for my cat. They love to watch the water flow and makes them drink more since they are near the bowl more often. I have never heard the thing about not putting the water bowl next to the food bowl. I think someone got confused on that one. It is supposed to be don’t put the food/water bowls near the litter box because they won’t eat or drink much if you do. Kinda the same thing as us eating dinner in the bathroom…..gross! I would keep her water bowl beside her food bowl, especially if this is where it has always been. She might get confused otherwise.

  252. laurel said

    lwildstar – That special man shaped package? Not to worry, the bow is tied in such a way that no injury is possible. Just look for the ribbon with your name on it in glitter and pull (on the ribbon).

    Do you know how tricky that last sentence was?
    With you gals so naughty yesterday I am afraid to put the wrong words in a sentence.
    I really wanted to say – Pull gently on the ribbon and it wil come loose.


  253. lwildstar said

    well its quiet tonight…I’m sitting here freezing my toes…I’m going to log off for the night and get some sleep…

    you know those little prayer boxes – I am so tempted to get one and put a prayer for Blood Ties in it!
    Keep the faith sisters! there will be more Blood Ties – they will realize what a great show they have – they will they will they will!

    Talk at you guys later!
    Love you!

  254. AlisaSG said

    I just saw this on the SPACE web forum…
    comment #2 — person wrote in saying BT is “dead on arrival” — this was written BEFORE the very first eps are even appearing on the SPACE channel… I felt like asking if the person who wrote it was working for LIFETIME, too.. to get the show off the air before it even starts… wouldn’t doubt it..

    I mentioned it over at r-com yesterday about all of the NEW SPACE times that eps 1 & 2, plus their hypaspace special (2 each this week alone Friday -Sept.14 & Saturday -Sept 15). Will post more times about this later. I’m getting chased off the computer for the moment…!!

    ladies, you who have registration accounts with CityTV can also discuss topics over at the SPACE forums too…

    there’s a negative FORCE being activated into action.

    Re: 1st episode Blood Price

  255. AlisaSG said

    CORRECTION, make that page 2 comment 2 (by someone “brzy”).

  256. Tango said

    Not to worry, there is enough Birthday weed for everyone. πŸ˜‰ Now pass me those rose-colored glasses! Don’t worry! Be happy! *And she’s whistling that Bobby Ferrin (sp?) song* Looking for my red shoes to start clicking away and trying to stay possitive. We can always be creative like Anne and do what ever possible to find the show on another network. I just hope that if Lifetime does pull the plug that this won’t be the proverbial nail in the coffin.

  257. prtfvr said

    Margaret: No, I figured early on in the month that Lifetime cut the show loose. They want to get as much money from the show with as minimal effort possible. So, no surprise there.

    I find the Canadian news the disheartening news. Maybe I read it wrong but I didn’t get warm and fuzzies from Tanya’s response.

    If Lifetime was going to renew Blood Ties, I’m fairly certain that they would have by now. Most other series have started filming already. Well, Lifetime never had me as a fan and they certainly won’t miss me when I’m gone. Actually, I’ve been on break since Blood Ties went off for the season.

    Maybe Lifetime’s not ready for that kind of heroine. Maybe she’s too “butch” for them and Kyle and Dylan are too pretty. Who knows, who cares.

    Come on Canada! Don’t let us down!

  258. Margaret said

    You ever notice that all the people that are the haters of this show are usually whining that the men are too pretty, not enough substance, are men. And the ones that call independent women bitches are also men. Can you say insecure or jealous maybe. I love that Vicki is independent and that DOES NOT make her a bitch and I certainly love the fact that Henry and Mike are smoken and that is plenty substantive for me.

  259. prtfvr said

    It seems to me that Tanya all but said that Lifetime’s dumped it. I think they never had any intention of renewing it. Fortunately they don’t own the show. Here’s hoping the crew hasn’t quietly found employment elsewhere.

    How can there only be one season of Blood Ties? It’s just wrong!

  260. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Night Wildstar d’Nightwalker, and Happy Birthday my sister of Blood πŸ˜€
    Reves doux d’Henri’

    Nice use of that whitty vocabulary. I was very impressed w/the clever inuendo also πŸ˜‰ my fellow Guinness gal !

    My fellow Blood Tied Peeps !

    I have no doubt in my mind that we will have more seasons of the BEST show
    on any network. I have Faith, in all the good vibes we are ALL putting out there to bring it on!!! We will overcome my sista’s the fuddy duddy’s at the old Lifetime. The girls are running the show now and I think were good, just a feeling but sometimes you gotta have faith and go with your gut πŸ˜‰ Susanne Daniels and Andrea Wong will do the right thing and they can’t ignore us we won’t go away. Henry will be hanging with us for quite a while. Claire make sure he gets an invite and we’ll flip a coin to see who’s Hummer Limo he rides in πŸ˜›


    The Girl w/Rose Colored Glasses (Beth Ann) πŸ˜€

  261. prtfvr said

    I guess we should have figured out who at Lifetime was in charge and sent them a Fluffer to make the right decision.

    It might be “the network for women” but I guarantee that it was a man who gave it the axe.

  262. prtfvr said

    Damn Diz, but those glasses are HUGE! πŸ˜‰

  263. Margaret said

    As I’ve said before I really don’t care what Denis McGrath says, if this doesn’t play out right I will be sending a nasty letter to Lifetime and I won’t be watching their victim of the week network. They finally find something we all love, we beg them for more and get met with silence. Great customer service, NOT!!

  264. laurel said

    Beth, sista’ that’s the spirit! Now maybe we’d better go try and cheer up Tanya! If she is typing with her fingers crossed we won’t be getting any new books for a while, and that is just wrong.

  265. Margaret said

    Dizey: I sure hope that you’re right but right now I’m drowning my sorrows in a mudslide, how appropriate. I want to be wrong so bad and hopefully I am but no advertising really doesn’t bode well.

  266. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Maybe…………..I dunno, but that mudslide sure looks good can I have a sip?? I promise I’ll give it back. πŸ˜›

    Bribery I never thought of that one (note to self,send Fluffers as bribe). I know my glasses are huge, but…….and it’s a big ole’ but, my cup is half full. I’d rather you use the *Force* for good and not go to the dark side Obi-Wan great Jedi Master. It’s more fun to laugh πŸ˜€ Rah Rah Rah Sis Boom Bah, well wou know 😎

  267. msgypsy said

    I refuse to be depressed. I just refuse.

    I just won’t do it.

    I can’t accept this as a fait accompli. I have to believe Lifetime is just trying to reposition everything and this is a brief speed bump.

    I DO believe in fairies! I DO believe in fairies!

    Okay, I’m better now.

    I can’t believe I saw that episode of “Strange Days at Blake Holsey High” and didn’t recognize Kyle. I remember even then thinking he was way older than he was supposed to be. But, is there like a clause in all of his contracts saying he gets to have long hair? Not complaining. He has lovely hair. Just wondering.

    Still a Minx/Vice. Kyle looks like a fun guy but I think I’ll let the real hens take their tumble with him…

    BTW, I totally blew the Christina Cox quiz but that’s because I barely ever watched “FX” the series. Maybe I should try an earlier quiz.

  268. Margaret said

    I’m sending my mudslide to you but now I only feel worse. Maybe its the name. It would be so nice if we could just get a crumb, just something to hang on to but as the days go by I’m having trouble keeping the faith.

  269. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Maggie May you need a sedagive, you’ll feel much better πŸ˜‰ Keep that pretty little chin up, listen to the Gypsy woman she knows what of she speaks! She is very wise didn’t you see her sing around the cauldren? She is wise beyond her years and says let the hens take their tumble with the Hot Young One πŸ™‚ Dibsy’s.

  270. AlisaSG said

    ummm, once again, is it okay if I quote something directly on the spacecast forum?? This is *EXTREMELY* important… and the said person ((who’s quote the below note came from)) claims to be Canadian.

    i believe this show is dead on arrival. woman is too much of nothing, well other than hot. and really haven’t we all had enough of watching bitchy women try to make it in a man’s world. oh gillian anderson where are you when we need you??? the main detective dude looks like a underwear model. absolutely no grit. and the vampire is simply too soft looking. looks like he should be singing to couples in gondolas. maybe they should call this baywatch bite. as i said DOA.
    ——end of QUOTE——

    please refer to my link in previous post of mine to view the entire conversation. If people like that start getting an INROAD with the Canadians and everyone else, there WON’T be any more seasons –even if the current hiatus takes a year (like Stargate Atlantis did)…

    and yes, I believe that was a *male* persona who posted that negative DOA note about Blood Ties. That person is trying to gain momentum with the spacecast forum // SPACE channel to stop the show BEFORE IT EVEN AIRS–
    WHICH IS THIS FRIDAY, September 14, 2007.

  271. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Take a tumble makes me think *Boy George* I’ll tumble for ya’! Billy Madison silly movie but kinda funny. πŸ˜€

    Oh and BTW Gypsy lady I tanked on the Christina quiz, I sucked if you must know, how many did you get right?

  272. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Is that the Anti-Christ,

    Underwear model, too soft! Singing to couples in gondolas? I wanna kick some ass now! What a fool. Maybe it’s………………….hmmmmmmmmmm

  273. AlisaSG said

    as soon as I get my snack ready, I’m gonna take a bite into a post of my own over there. Can’t have that sort of negativity BEFORE the show even airs (SPACE channel network…)

    so, is the SPACE network working to destroy off BT along with LIFETIME..??
    that just seems so opposite of what their *hypaspace* program was presenting. I’m thinking there’s “TROLLS” out there (sent in by certain networks) to do the evil verbal axing..

    anyone willing to help me rescue the folks over at spacecast?? (please??)
    more voices help. And you need not re-register.

    Just Enter your same Name and password onto the spacecast forums, as whatever you’ve got over at CityTV– both forum sites are owned by CHUM, so it’s the same web system/server (sort of).

    I just find it extremely bizarre that the folks at CityTV are having the opposite reaction as half of the folks over at spacecast.

  274. msgypsy said

    Alisa, don’t let the jackasses of the world get to you. That’s just one person. And, besides, it’s women who like the show. And you’re right, I’m sure that was a man. If he can’t take a strong female character (dayum, next to Vicki, Dana Scully is a debutante!) then he will just have to live in a world none of us would ever be part of.

  275. AlisaSG said

    go ahead!! I’ll be right behind you (within a few hours… I have to eat first!)
    need to go kick some u-know-what.. plus, I had wanted to post the air-times that all of the first eps were running over this weekend. But I saw that first, and it just got me *FURIOUS*.. not even giving it a chance.

    It’s probably a “Forever Knight” fan of Nigel Bennett’s… not to also mention someone who watched “LEXX” — Nigel Bennett was in that, too. And I noticed my note got pushed down outta site, over at r-com (coincidental).. can’t help but think the communications were related, except the folks posting there were in this (USA) side of the Niagra…

    from DIZEY1,
    >> Is that the Anti-Christ,

    >> Underwear model, too soft! Singing to couples in gondolas? I wanna kick some ass now! What a fool. Maybe it’s………………….hmmmmmmmmmm

  276. Claire said

    Yeah Prtfvr…I’m now a Reston girl! and I know where Silver Spring is!
    It would be sooo cool if you guys came over!!!
    Ummm.Lets see…I’ll be like that unknown comic back in the day…I’ll wear a bag!

    As for me…I’m with Diz…positive energy ladies..just think BT every week!
    Himmiefan…let me know,if you still can’t view the pics…I’ll send you them.

    I’m going to check my mail and hit the pillow…unless you chicks are still running amok! LOL!
    Bonne nuit.
    Je t’aime

  277. AlisaSG said

    >> Alisa, don’t let the jackasses of the world get to you. That’s just one person.

    Actually, that’s one voice, followed by a few others.. just read the stuff on Gateworld — they’ve plagued that place up with more negativity than I’d like to mention. I just keep on posting to counterweight them, as much as I can (without blowing my stack in the process).

    If you read thru several of the topics at spacecast, there is about a 50 to 50 % ratio of good positives vs. negative comments in there. Some of them tried to start something at CityTV, and I thought by helping the *GOOD* ones over there, it might squash out the negative vibes.

    In this situation, the folks at spacecast are still wandering alone on their own, because they don’t have the DYNAMIC *BAT* Girlz (that’s us, if it wasn’t clear) going to bat for them and for the wonderful folks (cast/crew) of BT.

  278. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Hey getting ready to hit the hay! Went to Spacecast and found this link I’m sure I probably missed it when it got posted but it’s like a half hour of interview & stuff I love the way Kyle describes Henry’s Feeding/Love making to cute. Well here’s the link if anybody else missed it besides me.

    Enjoy! and I’ll catch ya’ll tomorrow πŸ˜‰

    Bonne Nuit’ Je t’aime! XOXOXOXOX

    reves doux d’Henri

    Elisabet/ Beth

  279. AlisaSG said

    hey Dizey, I posted that (spacecast special) link to last week’s blog in here…
    but THANK YOU for repeating it again on this week’s blog here… πŸ˜€

    more viewings!! ..I wonder if the hypacast special tracks how many times we keep watching their Bloody Good Time special.. πŸ˜›

    I totally enjoyed it.. it kept me up in the wee hours of the morning, just so I could stay up and watch it -without getting interrupted- *grin*

  280. AlisaSG said

    as promised!!! here’s the first 3 eps of BLOOD TIES and their times–
    (LIFETIME.. eat it up..!)

    first things first — more viewings here than we’ll ever get, tho,
    I’m very happy for the *SPACE cadets*.. 😎

    — bonus — BEHIND THE SCENES special “Bloody Good Time”..!
    a SPACE channel special to BLOOD TIES
    here are the times and (spacecast) synopsis.

    Blood Ties: Behind the Scenes (PG)(CC)
    An inside look at the series Blood Ties. Includes interviews with cast and crew and on-set footage. 2007
    ——– viewing times ——–(approx. 30 minutes long each)
    5:00 AM, Saturday, September 15, 2007 (wee *MORNING* hours!!)
    1:30 PM, Saturday, September 15, 2007 (afternoon hours)
    9:30 AM, Sunday, September 16, 2007 (*MORNING* hours!!)
    5:00 AM, Tuesday, September 18, 2007 (wee *MORNING* hours!!)


    for anyone who has NOT yet seen the schedule yet for BT on SPACE–

    ——– PREMIERE viewing times on SPACE ——–
    Friday, September 14, 2007
    9:00-PM thru to 11-PM *evening* (2 hours total approx. each listing below)

    Blood Ties: Blood Price
    (PREMIERE ep/Pilot-eps 1 & 2)(14+)(CC)(DV)

    When a young woman hires Private Investigator, Vicki Nelson, to prove that her boyfriend was killed by a vampire, Vicki runs into someone else investigating the case… Henry Fitzroy, a real 450 year old vampire looking to stop the killer before people start believing in vampires. (made in) 2006

    also repeating PREMIERE eps 1 & 2 at–
    6:00 PM, Saturday, September 15, 2007 (evening hours)

    ——– BLOOD TIES, ep. # 3 ——–
    9:00 PM, Friday, September 21, 2007
    Blood Ties: Bad Juju (14+)(CC)(DV)

    When Vicki is hired by a young woman to find her missing brother, she finds herself drawn into a dark world of Voodoo and murder. 2006

    —- BAD JUJU repeats again
    6:00 PM, Saturday, September 22, 2007
    Blood Ties: Bad Juju (14+)(CC)(DV)

    NOTE—this isn’t the only place this notice will be posted…
    someone already posted part of it on CityTV yesterday (which is how I managed to find the rest of it..) πŸ˜‰

    now.. I’m off to put that DYNAMIC BAT Girlz radar into action.. *g*

  281. laurel said

    Gypsy – I’m going to keep the faith, must be something in the Portland air that makes us optomistic. Maybe it was the lack of clouds today. 😎

    Are we on for lunch Thursday or Friday? I would prefer Friday but Thursday is doable.

    Elizabeth & Arrowyn – Wednesday? I don’t care where. Let me know if that will work.

    I’m going to go write for a couple of hours. I’ll check back in a while.

  282. himmiefan said

    Dizey and Alisa – thanks for the link to Spacecast. Great video!

    Well ladies, I’ve just e-mailed the USA Network and asked them to consider purchasing Blood Ties. I noted that Lifetime will soon air the last 10 episodes from the first season, but has not yet announced that it will purchase a second season. Personally, I don’t think BT fits in well with Lifetime’s programming, but it does fit in with USA’s, which I noted. Of course, I also thanked them for giving Burn Notice an early renewal (woo hoo!). Now, if anyone’s up for it, we can always try to start a BT thread on USA’s message boards. Just a thought.

    Z- hope you’re feeling better. I’ve called Henry and asked him to drop by with some Pepto Bismol.

  283. himmiefan said

    Oh yeah, after e-mailing the USA Network, I then blasted BBC on its message board for its daily “why America is evil” column. The problem is that I’ve been watching so much Deadwood that I almost called them a bunch of efing &*^%$suckers. Funny how certain words really work themselves into your subconscious.

    Well, night everyone!

  284. Arrowyn said

    Laurel, did you get the email I sent you about my availability for lunch this week? No? I wondered why I didn’t hear from you. Wednesday sounds great. Email me at work (and at home so we’re sure I get it) or call me with the deets. Looking forward.

  285. Arrowyn said

    One of these days/nights, I HAVE to accept the fact that I can either spend all my non-working waking hours on this blog — or — I can do all the rest of the things in my life that are not getting done. They tell me “resistance is futile”. I’m up-to-date on reading, just not posting. So, here’s my first attempt to get up-to-date on that:

    Anzia — You’re first because you said that you take notes while you’re reading. You made me feel much better, because that’s what I have to do, too. Notes are not a crutch. They’re a tool.

  286. Arrowyn said


    Matt Roush: He’s one of the TVGuide editors I read faithfully. Don’t always agree with him, of course. I found 4 instances where he mentioned BT. The nicest thing he said was that BT “left him cold from the start”.

    Thank you for the laceym blog link. I like how she writes. Has she ever mentioned LT or iTunes for watching the eppys? She just mentioned CityTV in the link you posted.

    Almost choked when you called the teasers (EVIL as they are) you leave on CityTV — bait droppings! Just a picture I wasn’t expecting.

  287. Arrowyn said

    Annalaise, do you still need the exact wording of the “sniffing scene”?

  288. Arrowyn said

    Anne, if it’s not a secret, how were you able to get the Guestbook birthday wishes to Kyle?

  289. Arrowyn said

    Cree, belated congrats on making Chief of Staff! Having dealt (extensively) with vets most of my life, I know that that kind of peer recognition is immense. Does this mean more paper work and less animal time for you?

  290. Arrowyn said

    Danae —

    Are you sitll being told to stay away from your father because of the radiation? That just sound weird to me. Do we have any doctors in the house for medical advice? Are you and your parents talking about it yet? I hope so.

    Tatoos — how many and how much pain? I’ve thought about getting a tattoo most of my life, but I hate pain and needles.

  291. Arrowyn said

    OK. 1 am and I promised myself I would get to bed early tonight. NOT! AGAIN! I’ll do some more replying when I get back to the blog, whenever that might be. Night, night, if anyone is still here besides me.

  292. Anne said

    A couple of new wallpapers on KyleSchmidCentral – not made by me though πŸ˜‰

    Arrowyn – I have contacts with the production πŸ˜‰

    Btw – I sent AmyTVGal at Zap2It lots of Blood Ties links – she said she would look into it.

    If everybody’s asleep, and you need a laugh, visiting Meg Wood’s Boyfriend of the Week can make the time fly. And yes, I’ve also told her about Blood Ties πŸ˜‰

  293. Anne said

    Forgot … posted a few nice links too – you can see all KSC updates here

  294. Anne said

    And for those more interested in pictures, Provocateuse has LOTS!
    Alas, none of Kyle that I can see. He ought to have a few entries in the wet section … Hands? Feet? Skirt? Glasses?

  295. Anne said

    You people sleep late, doncha?

  296. AlisaSG said

    good morning Anne,
    either going to bed at 2-AM or you’re getting up really early to match our 6 hours after your schedule… πŸ˜‰

    time is now almost 8-AM..NYC, NY (EST) time..
    gotta go to work now. tty later!

  297. prtfvr said

    I’m with ya, Alisa! Now I just have to remember your trick for becoming a user on the Canadian website.

  298. lwildstar said

    good morning ladies!
    this is just a drive by – I have meetings starting in about 45 minutes and running back to back til lunch! auuggg…at least Robin is taking me out so I have something to look forward to.

    ONLY JUST caught up on all the emails (***OMG*** hummers??!!!!) last night and the posts this morning – sorry I don’t have time to reply to everyone – maybe I’ll be able to tonight!

    Thank you for the B-day greatings and I love the present Madonna! Thank you!

    Will try to stop in later this afternoon if I can! If not I’ll talk to you when I get home!

  299. Margaret said

    Just wanted to tell you all how much I love each and every one of you and I’m sorry for being such a downer. I have a mustard seed at home and since I don’t know where I can get a prayer box locally I think I’ll start wearing my mustard seed necklace and not take it off until we hear something. Later, sistas.

  300. Madonna said

    Good morning ladies,

    You know what? It’s nice to know that we are not the only ones who go to the gutter. The commentators on MNF did last night too. Let me explain…..

    The Bengals have 5 players on the team with the last name of Johnson. One of the commentators said, “The Bengals have a lot of Johnsons out on the field.” Right after that another said, “Do you know who the biggest Johnson is?”

    Also ladies…… They’ve used our slogan and made it their own. Monday Night Football’s new slogan is “Is it Monday Yet?”


    With regards to Blood Ties…… Tanya did NOT say it was over yet and I REFUSE to give up at this point. Waaaaayyyyy too much at stake ladies to let the negativity get to you. Keep doing everything you can, keep your fingers crossed and pray.

    Not sure if you all have seen this or not but here are pics of Kyle taken at the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 7th.

    You’re welcome. Glad you liked it.

  301. Madonna said

    Ok, My post just disappeared….

    I’ll try to post this link again.

  302. Annalaise duChat said

    Good Morning All

    Funny story. I checked work email account this morning an low & behold there in my inbox was an email with the subject line β€œFluffer”. Usually I don’t open spam, but after yesterday’s conversation I had to. Boy did I get an eyeful! Good thing the boss wasn’t walking by just then. ROTFLMAO

    Anne –– How are you today. Thanks for all the links. I’m going to have to check them out when I get a chance.

    Hope you had a great Birthday IWildstar!

    Margaret — Don’t give up hope! The fat lady’s not singing yet!

    Well I’ve got to get some work done today so I’ll probably be a little scarce. Check in at lunch.


  303. msgypsy said

    I will be WEEKS catching up on emails!

    I have a noon meeting today (catered. They may drag us into lunchtime meetings but they do feed us well!) and “Eureka” is on tonight so that’s going to seriously interfere with my blogging. (Is my life pathetic or WHAT?) but I’ll try to keep up.

    Laurel, Friday is perfect. It’s even payday!

  304. msgypsy said

    Margaret, if you really want a prayer box and aren’t offended by occult or new age stores, you might try there. They may call it a spell box but it’s the same thing and half the time it’s even from the same lot as the ones sold to more mainstream stores, just renamed so the manufacturer or distributer could get to a wider range of customers. Or, if you’re feeling crafty, make yourself a prayer pouch.

    Just a thought. Can you tell I’m delaying leaving for work?

  305. Madonna said

    Good morning ladies.
    The blog ate my previous post, so I’m going to give this one more try. Please disregard this if the other one shows up.

    The Bengals won!

    I’m glad to know that we are not the only ones whose minds are in the gutter. The commentators on Monday Night Football took up residence there last night themselves. Let me explain….. The Bengals have 5 players on the team with the last name of Johnson. One of the announcers said, β€œThe Bengals have a lot of Johnsons out on the field.” Another announcer followed that with β€œDo you know who the biggest Johnson is?”

    Also I thought you may find it interesting that Monday Night Football has stolen our slogan and made it their own. Their new slogan is β€œIs it Monday yet?”


    Regarding Blood Ties……. Tanya did NOT say it was over, so I am not going to simply roll over and say we’re done for. Not by a long shot. Keep doing what you can to save the show, talk about it with everyone you know and meet, have a little faith, stay positive, and maybe even work it into a few prayers.

    You’re welcome! I’m glad you liked it. Hope your birthday was a blast.

    I’ll be back at break to post an interesting little link I found over on Bloodlines.

  306. Margaret said

    Thanks Ms. Gypsy, I’ll start looking I think at this point, faith and prayer are going to be the only thing to save this show. Not sure how God feels about praying for a Vamp show though but as I’ve told my friends I look at this show as entertainment, nothing more (other than something that has brought us together and bound us). My faith is strong enough that I won’t go to the “dark side” because of this show. And yes, other than the entertainment factor it has brought me in contact with many wonderful strong women who I treasure, and I will always hold Blood Ties near to my heart because of that. I’d like to hold Kyle/Henry close to my heart for other obvious reasons, but a girl can’t have everything can she.

  307. Blood Drinker aka Vampgrl said

    Cree said,
    September 10, 2007 @ 5:33 pm
    Vampgrl: Some cats don’t like water that just sits there in a bowl. Its boring to them. I suggest getting a water fountain for your cat to encourage her to drink. These are just water bowls with flowing water that runs thru a tiny pump. They make different kinds. Some are loud and actually shoot the water out like an actual fountain. There are some others that have a ramp that kinda looks like a water slide that the water flows down from. That is the kind I have for my cat. They love to watch the water flow and makes them drink more since they are near the bowl more often. I have never heard the thing about not putting the water bowl next to the food bowl. I think someone got confused on that one. It is supposed to be don’t put the food/water bowls near the litter box because they won’t eat or drink much if you do. Kinda the same thing as us eating dinner in the bathroom…..gross! I would keep her water bowl beside her food bowl, especially if this is where it has always been. She might get confused otherwise.

    I read that in a book called How to be a Cat Detective, by some British cat expert. Sorry, can’t remember the name right off the top of my head. Something about some cats like to feel like they’re hunting for their own water. So you’re saying the only way is to buy her a fountain? I was trying to avoid that ’cause they’re kind of expensive, what with the replacement filters and all. But I have no idea what else to do. She drank out of her bowl just fie when we first got her. I really don’t remember how this whole thing started. But I know she’s not getting enough water. I really would hate getting rid of her at this point and I don’t want anything to happen to her. I couldn’t take that again. When my last cat died, I was so depressed I was actually bordering on suicidal. 😦
    So I guess my cat would rather dehydrate herself than drink from the bowl? That’s just stupid.

  308. prtfvr said

    Tanya has updated her blog:

  309. Danae said

    My morning drive-by. Buongiorno bellas. Amber has her first dance class of the year tonight. More tap. Second year at it. She loves it.

    On Tanya’s response to Margaret-I will not let it get me down!

    Arrowyn-I have talked to my mom and she said that it just wasn’t a big deal and I said yes it was. Yes it is ok to be near my dad now. I have one tattoo and a nose ring. I am so looking forward to getting more tattoos. My first didn’t hurt but I am not delusional enough to think that none of them will hurt.

    Today is 9/11. Keep all the victims in your mind today and everyday.

  310. Anne said

    Madonna – do you mean the youtube links to Kyle in Black Holsey High?
    I just added it to the KyleSchmidCentral media page – along with the older one for his Zack Files episode.

    Both are nice – Kyle looks so young, especially in the Zack episode.
    Well, he was young.
    He still is – tho’ not quite as …

    Or the link to the wireimages from the Toronto film festival?
    Kyle needs make up unless he wants to be a tan vampire.

    Yes, I’ve been up for hours and hours πŸ˜‰
    And it’s a quiet day at work – only 1Β½ hour left of my shift.

  311. prtfvr said

    Madonna: I’d like to be happy for your Bengals but they beat the Baltimore Ravens so I’m obligated to be bitter. πŸ˜‰

    Regarding the Bengal Johnsons: My favorite commentary was at the end of last year’s season when one of the announcers said:

    “There are Johnsons all over the field!”

    Ah, I laughed a lot over that one.

  312. Margaret said

    Anne: Do you have the links to the Toronto Film Festival.

    Well, at least the last journal entry from Tanya sounds better than the one I had, thank God.

  313. Anne said

    The link was to pictures on Getty Images – this is the TTIF 07

    Hmm – I wish there was a preview for posting messages …

  314. Madonna said

    I haven’t read any of the posts since I posted last.
    Just wanted to let you know that bail money may be required again as I’m about to get into a fight with either my boss or my co-worker who thinks shes my boss.

    My temper is fired up and I’m shaking all over.

  315. Danae said

    Madonna take a few deep breaths and count to 10. Rant here not at them. You don’t want to lose your job. I know, I shouldn’t be on here but I just needed to peek.

  316. Margaret said

    Thanks Anne. OMG-Did he get some sun or what. Looks good as ever.

  317. Himmiefan said

    Kick butt Madonna!! We’re taking up a collection!

  318. Anne said

    Madonna –

    She who keeps her cool will win in the end.
    I know it’s tough when you’ve already reached the shaky state, but rather show them up as morons than throw a hissy fit you’ll have to live down later.

  319. Himmiefan said

    Madonna, kick butt in a very professional way.

  320. Himmiefan said

    Hey Anne. I don’t think we’ve chatted before. Are you Danish (Swedish?) or are you an American living in Denmark? How did you find out about BT?

    As for me, I’m in Nashville, TN where the temperature has finally, finally dropped down into the civilized range. I’m also the producer of Elder Hostel, a movie Henry’s Hens are doing. We’re in hiatus wondering what Lifetime is going to do. Anyway, this is a pretend thing we’re doing that got started when I started making fun of the slash and gore films like Hostel that featured 20-somethings getting all cut up. I jokingly said that if you’re over 30, monsters won’t get you. That turned into us over 30ers in a story rescuing Henry. The 20 something’s among us can participate only if they’ve been dunked in Monster-Be-Gone.

    Okay, I’m rambling. I do have a job and must go do it.

    Check back in with everyone later!

  321. laurel said

    Vampgirl – A suggestion on watering the cat, before you invest in a fountain – I started leaving a dish of water – refreshed every time I go past it – in the kitchen next to the fridge. I put a couple of ice cubes in the water, since I am getting some out for myself, and now Princess is really happy. Okay, she meows if the ice is all gone, but she will drink it. She had been only drinking out of the shower. Yuk.

  322. Anne said

    Hi Himmiefan – I don’t think we have.
    I’m a Dane living in Denmark.

    I read the Blood books when they were first release and have re-read them a couple of times since then. A few years ago I stumbled over Tanya’s live journal, and it was there that I read about the TV series – and the rest is history πŸ™‚

    Dizey – glad you like.
    Not many wallpapers yet, but hopefully in time there will be a nice selection.

  323. Himmiefan said

    Anne – my parents toured Scandinavia several years ago and absolutely loved it.

    Well, I’m not willing to write off BT. There are too many channels out there that know a good show when they see one.

  324. Anne said

    I know what a fan is – what’s a himmie?

    No – don’t write off BT!

    Btw – Scandinavians are rude.

  325. Himmiefan said

    Speaking of cats, the himmie (Himalayan cat) in “himmifan” – that’s Her Majesty Matilda to you and me – is out of sorts. The carpet layers yesterday made just too much noise, and her house is still all torn up. The servant (that’s me) isn’t putting things back together fast enough. I told her that we all have our burdens, and I got a stuck out lip and a glare in return.

  326. Himmiefan said

    Scandinavians are rude????

  327. Anne said

    We rarely say sorry when we bump into people – only if they fall over πŸ˜‰

  328. Himmiefan said

    My himmie (Himalayan) is a ball of fluff with an adorable personality – usually. See above about her current attitude.

  329. elizabeth said

    Madonna – I have been pushed to my limit several times on my job and found the best outlet was to vent to a friend or write everything down on my computer – read it – take a deep breath – and delete! The key here is to DELETE what you have written so it doesn’t accidentally end up with your boss πŸ˜‰ I hope you feel better soon *big hug*

    Ladies I am being optimistic about Blood Ties. Tanya’s post was good and I have been thinking about some of the shows I liked that seemed to take FOREVER to come back on the air. When The Closer was first introduced it took almost a year after the last episode for the new season to show up. Men in Trees – same thing. There have been numerous cases of this in the past few years. So, I am not too worried.

    Laurel – I would love to do lunch on Wednesday, but I have to give a tour of my Print Services area to some big wigs from Rochester that day. I am not sure what time they are planning to show up. I am bummed. I need to go out to lunch with my Blood Sisters in the worst way. πŸ™‚

  330. elizabeth said

    Anne – I was really amused by your comment on rudeness. I had such a visual of people falling over – hehehe. I have the opposite problem – my Brit family would be apologizing all over themselves “I say old chap – I”m dreadfully sorry. Are you alright? No, no – it was entirely my fault” I’m sure you get the picture. πŸ˜‰

  331. Himmiefan said

    Well, I can honestly say that down South here, people are very friendly and helpful. Now, the flip side of that is that we can also insult people in a very nice way, too.

    Several of us here at work were laughing about the southern term “bless your heart.” Said in a very sympathetic tone, it means, “I’m sorry for your troubles.” Said with a slight smile, it means, “You are so stupid!” For example, “He stuck his tongue in the socket again? Well, bless his heart!”

    Gotta love it!

  332. Claire said

    Good Afternoon ladies!
    Anne thanks for the link…But damn that man! Doesn’t he just get better and better….oooh he got me going today! looking all tan and beautiful!!!!!!!
    Heading over to your place…to look at more eye candy! LOL!!!
    Thanks for the spacecast..Diz and Alisa!!! Love to hear Kyle talking!!

  333. elizabeth said

    Himmiefan – I love that about the South. I learned very quickly how to use those delightful expressions. I love to confuse do that at work to co-workers. They never know what I mean – hehehe

  334. Anzia said

    all I have to say is = BLECH

    *hides in pillows* I HATE THIS! Seriously! I think i’m on a verge of an all around breakdown guys. I feel like crap but really can’t afford to miss another day of work. I haven’t eatin’ anything since my cup of soup last night. Had OJ this morning- BAD idea! I don’t know if I’m actually sick or if I’m just not wanting to go to work enough that I’m MAKING myself sick. My cubical at work is directly across from the cafeteria so anything that gets cooked in there I can smell and the nearest bathroom is seriously half the building away…:( I Have until about 12:30 to decide if I should risk it but…I HATE THIS. There is no reason for me to be crying but yet…I am…


  335. elizabeth said

    Okay – I shouldn’t try to type while trying to get ready for a meeting. That should have said “I love to do that at work to co-workers.” Sheesh

  336. laurel said

    Dizey – I went to Tanya’s LJ and posted right after you. I have the rose colored glasses today!

    E – Well if Wed won’t work for you we’ll have to figure something else out, but I need you gals too. I think the loss of my grandmother is finally setting in and I’m a little blue, too. If it works out last minute I’m really close by!
    Arrowyn – I am not getting a lot of e-mails so check the address, or just call me. πŸ™‚ If you want to meet Wed, even if Elizabeth can’t, I’m up for it. I’m working today so call my cell if you want to talk before 8pm. I don’t care where.

    Madonna – did you get my greeting for Dylan? I finally got it sent early Monday, but my e-mail was so squirrely I am a bit worried it didn’t get out to you.

  337. elizabeth said

    Anzia – I am so sorry you are feeling crappy 😦 Try eating some toast or something else bland and see how that sits on your stomach. Don’t cry, sweetie – we are here for you.

  338. elizabeth said

    Laurel – I have been feeling a little blue myself. We definately need to find a time to meet. Off to a meeting – I will check back in when I am done.

  339. Himmiefan said

    Anzia – do you get sick pay? Can you work extra some other time to make up for any lost wages? I say go home!! You need rest! You need Henry too…

  340. Himmiefan said

    Elizabeth – you mean they haven’t renewed Blood Ties yet? Well, bless their hearts!

  341. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Bonjour, Buongiorno, Good Morning America!!! I love Ya! πŸ˜€

    Flying my flags, and wearing my (HUGE) Rose Colored Glasses too. How are ya’ll today? I’ve been up since 4:30 went to the gym , it’s a beautiful day and all is well with the world. Blood Ties WooooHooooo bring it on we’re ready to watch and to TURN!!!

    Madonna, sorry it seams as if you have my *Sea Hag* pecking at you huh? Shake it off and picture Henry feeding on them and you decide how much he can drink πŸ˜‰

    Anne you saw my little post, the sites growing by leaps and bounds great job ! Oh and I love it ya’ll don’t say sorry when you bump into someone unless they fall over ROFL!! too funny you great Dane you πŸ˜€

    Daniella, Amber’s dancing I loved tap and jazz but tap was the favorite. Hope she has fun and I’m sure she will.

    Maggie May, that man as my mom would say is *Brown as a berry*! He’s a sun worshiper like me 😎

  342. Himmiefan said

    Z – I forgot to give you a hug. HUGS!

  343. Danae said

    Hey guys it’s lunch time. You all are talking to Dizey like she is posting on here but I am not seeing any of her posts. What is wrong with this picture?

    Anne-If someone bumps into me and doesn’t say sorry or anything I am rude right back and say Excuse Me in a real sarcastic voice.

    Anzia-Are you sure it is the Arby’s? Maybe you ate it and then got sick but you are really sick and you are linking it back to the Arby’s.

    I called my mom because it wa Red White and Blue day at Ambers school today and I asked if she wore it and my mom said yes. She also said she wore a matching pill box hat and purse and jewelry that she got for Christmas all silvery and sparkly and she was walking down the hallway at school waving at everybody. Ladies I have a diva on my hands.

  344. laurel said

    Jeez, I’ve got to just bite the bullet and put on my reading glasses as soon as I sit down in front of the computer. I thought Anne said people there were NUDE! lol I figured it out from the other responses. Silly me.
    Kyle’s tan? Well that means we’ll be needed in the make-up dept. I hope he had his shirt off!!! 😎

    Flags flying – check
    Lights on when I drive – check.
    Cats watered, with ice – check.
    iPod fully charged – check.

    Gotta have priorities.
    Now, I’m off until late tonight.
    Love y’all!

  345. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Laurel, Z, MY sweet girls, so sorry you’re blue , and Z sorry you’re green πŸ˜›
    I know when you feel bad that crying comes with it sometimes. Don’t stress yourself it’ll only make you feel worse. Call your boss and let them know how you feel , they may not want a sick, hacky chick there to make others sick and then you can rest and relax. Can you fell me hugging you and we’re rocking from side to side, that should help a little. Love ya!

    Laurel, I feel your sadness for grandma! My mawmaw as we called her has been gone from me for maybe twenty years and I feel her when I’m in church and special times. They never really leave us she’s hugging you and misses you too. Now I’m tearing up, I hope I didn’t make you feel bad/worse, just that you are loved πŸ˜‰ XOXOXOX Love You……Beth Oh and BTW no fair on the constant BT meetings you badd girlz πŸ˜›

  346. Claire said

    Oh Anzia…I’m a dreadful mother…I forgot your chicken soup! How about a hug instead? ((((((())))))))!!!!!!!!
    Love you Sweetie..feel better!
    Diz…its raining and cloudy as merde! here..but I still feel good! could be that pic of tan and luscious Kyle putting me in the good mood LOL!!
    Yeah you and me and Kyle…I worked up a nice tan this summer…what with lounging by the pool every chance I got!

    Doc Cree..Thanks! I’ll start looking for that stuff right off!
    Though it seems..she’s developed another nasty habit! TAMPONS!!!!!!!! EWWE!!
    I can’t win with this dog!

    Anyway lovies…laundry…work…etc!

  347. laurel said

    Oh, Z honey, feel better. I said a prayer for your tummy, and the rest of your special self too.

  348. Blood Drinker aka Vampgrl said

    laurel said,
    September 11, 2007 @ 8:21 am

    Vampgirl – A suggestion on watering the cat, before you invest in a fountain – I started leaving a dish of water – refreshed every time I go past it – in the kitchen next to the fridge. I put a couple of ice cubes in the water, since I am getting some out for myself, and now Princess is really happy. Okay, she meows if the ice is all gone, but she will drink it. She had been only drinking out of the shower. Yuk.

    Nope. We tried that too. It worked for about 5 seconds…and she apparently didn’t want that either. You name it, we’ve tried it. Looks like I’m stuck buying a fountain. 😦 If anyone has any other ideas, I’m all ears. ’cause seriously, I’m about to give up.

    My mood just sucks today. I just feel either like hitting everyone or bursting out crying for no reason. I’ve been worried about my cat, I didn’t sleep last night…I had another nightmare about tornadoes near my house again…and knowing what day it is today really isn’t helping either. *sigh*

  349. Himmiefan said

    Claire – imagine me sitting here laughing my head off. πŸ™‚ Unfortunately, tampons are fantastic kitty toys. They’re crinkly and just fit under a door. One Christmas morning, I woke up to my cat chasing tampons across the floor. She had been rummaging in my suitcase and thought she had hit the jackpot!

    Vampgirl – your cat might just have diva-tude, or rather cat-atude.

    Danae – a little diva is a good thing. πŸ™‚

    Guys, I want to drive with my headlights on in memory of the 9/11 victims, but durn if it isn’t raining here (which we need badly!). Kind of nullifies my good intentions.

  350. Himmiefan said

    Oops Claire. I thought you had a cat. I’m getting you confused with Vampgirl. Oh well, I’m still laughing.

  351. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Claire, hello my good friend! Kyle, Claire, and Beth love to bask in the sun and can play for hours together πŸ˜‰ Beth will rub lotion all over Kyles glorious muscles. Oooooolala My sista’ Rock hard body! My old dog Shotzie (my last pup) used to sneak into the litter box, ewwww gross! She also as a puppy would snatch underwear gag me big time! I use to call her the *crotch gobbler*, yep way past TMI here πŸ˜€ I asked Mom if she wanted to goto Virginia sometime between Dec-Jan πŸ˜‰ she’s so easy. I may be doing a little trip soon (hee hee hee) . Danae we’ll have to work on this trip. πŸ˜€ 😎


    When does the big move take place?? Before end of year, next month ?

  352. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Himmie, she has 2 cats I think and 2 dogs also. So you were correct just wrong animal w/the tampons. Problem is they’re not from the box, I think ewwwwwwwwww, animals can be so animally! Ha ha ha πŸ˜€

  353. Madonna said

    Hey guys,
    Thanks for the support and for taking up a collection. We can put the money away until someone really needs it.

    There was an incident at work here this morning where a proofreader told one of my fellow designers to do something with an ad that was against company policy. He went over to talk to her about it as I recommended that he do and she got nasty with him. So I stood up and very calmly told her why what she was doing was wrong and she replied back to me “Don’t argue with me Madonna.” She acts like she is a boss around here. I’ve been here almost seven years, she’s been here a little over a year. I train new hires, I know what I’m doing and without sounding nasty about it, I’m good at my job. NO ONE is going to speak to me this way. She immediately took the ad back to my boss and my boss set her straight. I held in my anger and about 45 minutes after my last post I went back to talk to my boss about this girl’s behavior. My boss got pretty angry about it and agrees with me and said that the next time Karli says anything like that to come and get her and she would deal with the CRAP.

  354. Himmiefan said

    Dizey – Lordy mercy! Ewww! You know, though, dogs get away with things like that by giving you big, ‘ole puppy eyes. Works every time. BTW, my grandmother’s dog would steal her underwear. Grandmother finally gave Mike an old camisole and some torn pantyhose, all of which he kept in his bed.

    Madonna – good for you! At least you know that you were in the right and handled things professionally. You kicked butt in a good way! πŸ™‚

  355. Madonna said

    Sorry about my rant guys……

    In my much calmer anger I forgot to respond to questions asked of me.

    Yes, The Toronto Film Festival pics were the ones I was referring to.

    I did get your greeting. Sorry, I haven’t been around my home computer too much lately.

  356. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Rock on Madonna, and justice is served! Ha! those people with the power trips can make you curse like a sailor or me πŸ˜‰ Glad you got her set straight and the poor dude had to eat some crap also. I don’t like when people feel they’re justified to speak to people like that. My Sea Hag talks to one of the girls/ladiies in our office like she’s a new girl and has no clue what’s going on. She’ll say in one breath that she doesn’t want to be involved but the minute we start talking about a problem her ears perk up and she buts in gets involved anyway. Ya’ll wonder why I drink. Fools I tell you , too many cooks as they say.

  357. Madonna said

    I almost Forgot……

    I’m sorry you feel so crappy. Try sipping on a glass of red wine. It settles the stomach. It must be red though.

  358. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Oh Dr. du Chat I will work on finding a picture to send you this evening when I get home. I also need to look through screen caps and choose the pic I want there also , is that correct or do you just pick that one? Sorry I’m a Photoshop Virgin πŸ˜‰

  359. Anne said

    Margaret –

    The actors are under contract until the end of November, so there’s still time.
    But the wait is wearying – on the cast and crew too I’m sure.
    Didn’t they say at first we would know at the end of July?

    I figure the money men are running around trying to make deals to get funding and sell BT to even more countries.

    DENMARK for instance!

    But there are probably seasonal markets for that kind of thing.

  360. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Catch ya’ll when I get back from lunch πŸ˜›

  361. Blood Drinker aka Vampgrl said

    Himmiefan said,
    September 11, 2007 @ 9:49 am

    Vampgirl – your cat might just have diva-tude, or rather cat-atude.

    Yep. That’s definately my cat. She thinks she should have a throne and a sparkly tiara. *g* Unfortunately, even the ice in the water thing didn’t work. I’ll run the fountain idea by my Dad later. He kept telling me not to buy one. I know they’re expensive, what with the filter replacements and what for, but I have no clue how to get Gabby out of her annoying drink water from the tap habit. Grrr…besides, she is my Dad’s baby, and if anything happened to that cat, it would probably kill him. Vice versa if anything ever happens to my Dad, Gabby wouldn’t know what to do with herself. She follows him around everywhere. πŸ™‚

  362. Blood Drinker aka Vampgrl said

    Oh and on the BT front? I’m still not holding my breath for Lifetime. I can’t stress enough how much I SO don’t trust that network. Oh and whoever mentioned Obi Wan….down with Obi Wan! The dark side is looking pretty darn skippy to me right about now. *eg*

  363. Claire said

    Yeah Himmiefan…Dizey got it right…2 cats..2 dogs…Both my cats have attitude..they also only drink cold bottles water or running tap water!
    One dog is normal..
    Josie is crazy and nasty…she is currently in jail(her kennel) for eating..yes Diz..not new tampons…EWWW..she also loves underwear…preferably the ones in the laundry basket…she has eaten more Victoria secret underwear than possible!!!!!
    See..Milo is normal…he just eats Brittannys shoes!

    Yeah Diz..come on over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  364. Anzia said

    Okay, so obviously didn’t go to work. I was going to but had some soup that (at first) didn’t sit to well. Now, 13 minutes after my shift WOULD have started, my stomach is close to okay but my head hurts (*throws hands up* I give up…really I do). So, Yeah… I’m going to be doing overtime. I just have to talk to my boss about it tomorrow when I get into work. I’m not a huge crier, even though I cry a lot at movies it really takes a lot for me to break…yeah…I don’t understand…maybe i’m just PMS-ing…which WON’T be pretty if this is any indication…

    Danae-That’s possible, I just didn’t feel bad until I ate the Arby’s.

    (I feel like i just won an award and am thanking everyone who made it possible)

    Claire-I’ve had so much chicken soup that I’m glad you forgot it. It’s the only thing I’ve eaten since the Arby’s. Hugs are good, I love hugs.

    (And I’d like to thank Rahul, that man has great hands and make a girl come..apart in seconds. W/o him I wouldn’t be the relaxed sex addicted kitten that I am today)

    Diz-Thanks. ^_^ You’re great

    (The guy at the corner who always whistles when I walk by…doesn’t matter that’ he’s blind or that most of the time he’s whistling at guys. I know his heart is in the right place)

    Madonna-definitely shouldn’t have to take that from anyone. And thanks. πŸ™‚

    (To my mom for leaving her smutty harlequin romances around when I was very young and impressionable. Without which I probably wouldn’t have known how to do that particular tongue move in the fourth scene in the boudior (sp?))

    Himmie- Thanks hon. ^_^ We have no crackers…sadly…and the toaster I refuse to use. when used it makes the house smell like something is on fire and since I’ve been through a house fire…i just can’t stand it. I seriously freak. So…no toast. Bread is good though…like bread

    (I’d like to thank my parents in general b/c without them I wouldn’t have been messed up enough to even contimplate taking that internship under Jenna Jameson)

    Prtfvr & Wildstar- Thanks for the suggestion! Have I told you guys lately that I love you.

    (and finally, i’d like to end my speech with a little song *looks around to find a deserted stage & no audience* Obviously ya’ll already knew that)

    I’m going to nap now…bye guys. I love ya!

  365. Anzia said

    I had a post, it said thank you to everyone…it went away…*sigh* I’ll retype it later if it didn’t get put into limbo…

  366. prtfvr said

    I vote that no one has to apologize for the occasional rant. We’re going to do it, we’re going to read each other’s problems – or not. We’re all friends here. Especially since it seems like we’re slowly getting to meet one by one.

    We are family…sing along with me! πŸ˜‰

  367. DIZEY1 :-) said

    I’ve got all my sisters with me………..How’s that? and you’re not even bleeding from the ears :_P

  368. Madonna said

    It’s good that I don’t have to apologize for the occasional rant, because things here have escalated from bad to worse. Karli approached me to ask me what I talked to our boss about and I was perfectly honest. I told her that I wasn’t going to take that kind of attitude from anyone here at the office. I have been nothing but nice to this girl and she starts literally crying to me and laying this pity party on me that nobody likes her and all of that.

    In a few minutes we go to have a conference with our boss to discuss matters.


    I hate beer, but I think I’m gonna need a few tonight.

  369. DIZEY1 :-) said


    I can’t stand the *Office Crier* man grow a spine and do the job you were hired for and forget the crocodile tears. Man I sound like a bitch! Oh well no one will want to work for me, cest la ive! Good luck and don’t let her get away with that stuff. She got called on it and now she’s scrambling to get her butt out of the crack.

  370. Madonna said

    She says she is just fed up with being the low man around here and she wants to quit. She and I had a major blow up about a year ago when I confronted her because I found out she was spreading untrue rumors about me behind my back. Since then other than her frequent bossiness I’ve had no problems with her. Friends even, but this morning was kind of the straw that broke the camel’s back sort of thing.

  371. Danae said

    You guys hate me? I am the office crier. I can’t handle being told off.

    I am so dying to meet as many of you as possible. I am all geared up for a vacation to Virginia. I need to know area hotels preferably good but cheap. What is the closest airport to you Claire? Will someone be willing to pick me up.

    God not being able to blog is tragic. It is pure torture for me. Of course now when I am online and doing things for work on there they tell my boss I am on myspace which I don’t have a page on. Go figure. Anyway I sent my boss a somewhat frustrated email back explaining what I was doing and I have no idea why me co-workers want to sabotage me.

  372. DIZEY1 :-) said


    You are waaaay too busy to have to deal with BS office crap. That little girl needs to work her way up the ladder and in a better way than that. Bad way to move up if that’s what she really wants to do. You just breathe and let her dig her way out of the rabbit hole. Good luck and so sorry you’re having to squeeze this in with all the other stuff you have to do. πŸ˜€ Smile Henry loves you !!

  373. Danae said

    That should have been Diz you hate me? 😦

  374. Himmiefan said

    Madonna – if she’s doing wrong, then she’s doing wrong. Good luck! We’re here for you.

    Z dear, after reading your acceptance speech, I do believe that you’ll live. πŸ™‚ Cute!

    Now don’t any of you breathe a word to my cat about other cats getting bottled water! I’m in enough trouble with my fluff ball as it is.

  375. Himmiefan said

    Danae – your co-workers are telling your boss that you’re surfing too much? Um, tattle tale, tattle tale… isn’t there a rhyme about that?

  376. Madonna said

    Thanks Dizey!

    OK, I feel like I’ve brought the blog down so I’ll share some goodness with you.

    This one is perfect because Kyle is acting out my mood right now. Plus it’s Kyle.

    This one…. This one just makes me happy and gives me the warm fuzzies.

  377. Madonna said


  378. Madonna said

    I don’t need luck with this situation. She’s wrong. What I need is a massage and some Ibuprofen. Which makes me ask a question….

    You didn’t break Henry last night did you?

  379. Danae said

    Yeah there is a mole around here and her name is Robyn. Even though she is always on the phone with her husband or kids or mother or friends she tells him what I am doing and he overlooks what she is doing. I know, Why am I stupid enough to get caught but I have no idea when someone is approaching my cubicle.

  380. Danae said

    And my boss said everybody in my department said something to him about it but everyone else in my department swears they would never say anything even if they did know and I believe that.

  381. Madonna said

    Mirrors Danae, MIRRORS!

  382. elizabeth said

    Madonna – I am so sorry you have to deal with your idiot co-worker. I so agree with Dizey – let her try and dig her way out. Keep your cool – think about Henry πŸ˜‰ Okay, maybe not a good idea in an office meeting. Hmmm, just know we are behind you, okay?

    Himmiefan – I hope no one tells my cats about bottled water either! They do have a fountain, but one of my cats can’t keep his paws out of it and I am constantly having to clean it! It really pisses off the other one, which is kind of amusing.

  383. Danae said

    LOL! Yeah everyone will be like what are the mirrors for. It is bad enough I get picked on for my somewhat different clothing I wear sometimes and what I have decorating my cubicle walls.

  384. Danae said

    I never put my two cents in about the cats and water. When I first got mine she would dump the water bowl and drink out of the bottom of the shower. All I have is a little cubicle shower and the house is slanted so it pools. Luckily I let the water run when I was done washing so most of the soap ran down the drain.

  385. Danae said

    Amber’s dance class starts 45 minutes so I need to skedaddle. Talk to you all tomorrow. Ciao bellas! I guess Dizey really does hate me. She didn’t respond. πŸ˜›

  386. DIZEY1 :-) said


    I could never hate you ! I just have a girl here that uses those tears to work the boss, very irritating. I love ya’ my lil’ sista’. Hope Amber has a great time.
    Catch ya tomorrow OXOXOXOXO

  387. DIZEY1 :-) said

    I had a customer, those damned people that expect to be helped, the nerve hmmm.


    Where are you?? We are family and you leave me twistin’ in the wind 😦 I need some whitty reparte!! Or something dirty will do πŸ˜‰ (hee hee hee I love youuuuuuuu)

  388. Blood Drinker aka Vampgrl said

    Himmiefan said,
    September 11, 2007 @ 1:06 pm

    Madonna – if she’s doing wrong, then she’s doing wrong. Good luck! We’re here for you.

    Z dear, after reading your acceptance speech, I do believe that you’ll live. Cute!

    Now don’t any of you breathe a word to my cat about other cats getting bottled water! I’m in enough trouble with my fluff ball as it is.

    Figures. Everyone else’s cat likes nice bottled water, we buy nice spring water for our cat and she wants tap water. Oh the irony. Ugh. Go figure. But I guess that’s all that she is used to. That’s why I miss having a kitten that you can raise from scratch so to speak. This one’s just too set in her ways.

    Outtie! πŸ˜€

  389. Himmiefan said

    Danae – if you’d been OD-ing like me on Deadwood lately, you’d know exactly what colorful language to use on those people. Of course, you’d then have to pack your bags. Seriously, though, sounds like your boss exaggerated the numbers. Been there. New job might be in order for you.

  390. Himmiefan said

    Madonna – I sent Henry to Anzia. She might be done with him by now. πŸ™‚

  391. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Himmie I was thinking about that good thing he’s immortal , which also makes him very durable πŸ˜‰ He’s so resillient (sp) I just love this bronze dude !!!!

  392. elizabeth said

    I just go some nice news. My son will be coming home tomorrow! πŸ™‚ He plans to stay around for awhile and then I think he is moving to Utah. Oh, to be young with no responsibilities and an adventerous soul *sigh*

  393. Himmiefan said

    Dizey – yep, he’d better be durable. πŸ™‚ Or at least in warranty!

    I’ve gotta go hunt down the suntanned picture. Sounds yummy!

  394. Himmiefan said

    Elizabeth – just remember, young and no responsibilities often equals no money. πŸ™‚

    That’s great news, though!!

  395. prtfvr said

    Well Diz, I ain’t seen you on email today. Where ya been?

  396. elizabeth said

    Himmiefan – I so hear you, girl! Luckily for me, he has always been a hard worker and never seems to run out of work. He’s had a pretty profitable summer working in sales and has some nice bonus checks coming his way. Unfortunately, he doesn’t manage his money as well as he should. All part of growing up I guess. Bless his heart πŸ˜‰

  397. elizabeth said

    Laurel – I was just informed that my department “guests” will be here first thing in the morning. So, it looks like I should be able to make it for lunch after all. It would be better is we could do it after 12, but I can adjust my schedule if necessary πŸ™‚

  398. DIZEY1 :-) said

    E, *Bless his heart* you are soooo funny ! too funny.


    I checked my home email from here earlier but it said I had none. Stupid Cox!
    I was wondering why you left me out in the cold 😦

  399. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Nope it says I have none and evidentally that ain’t the case. Holy Merde I’ll probably have 60 ish by the time I get home.

  400. DIZEY1 :-) said

    See ya’ll when I get home, nobody else here but me I guess πŸ™‚

  401. lwildstar said

    hello my sisters!

    Anzia – I hope you are feeling better – the headache that comes with the tummy troubles is dehydration – if you can manage something more than water try pedialite (I like the cherry)- its not as salty as something like sports drinks which tend to make me gag when I’m sick. And if you can stand water – warm it up – cold water will make your stomach hurt, peppermint tea is really good for settleing things down too.- I have GI problems so I know all these little things.

    end part one

  402. lwildstar said

    start part two

    Robin took me to lunch today – she was very upset that no one in the office has done anything for me – not even a card! And speeking of cards – Madonna you rock! Madonna made me a b-day card of Henry presenting me a birthday cake…now this is funny. Robin gave me a card and inside after she wrote out the Happy Birthday song was the following birthday wish “Here’s hoping that your very own Henry jumps out of your cake this year!”….does she know me or what!
    I’m still trying to get her on the blog – I told her that it will help her stress levels go down – but she’s going tthrougha phase of not enough time in the day to do anything….if you recall she works with Paul and their office is going through a BIG change in personell so they are all stressed out.
    Oh Prtfvr – Robins husband is just like yours when it comes to driving – in fact she told me that on the way home from their romantic get away this weekend they got pulled over becasue he was speeding, changed lanes with out a blinker and the cop sited him for reckless driving! Porr thing – that blew her relaxation right out the window.

    end part two

  403. lwildstar said

    start part three

    if you are wondering why I split this up, its becasue the blog tends to eat my big posts!

    anyway work is work and I really feel like smacking half the office – not just for slighting my b-day , ok maybe it is – just becasue I am the the person who plans everything – should I have to plan my own cake? geeze! The temp was out sick and somehow the Dragon Lady managed to make me feel like I was responsible! Uggggg! Robin got me out of that funk.

    Ok thats out of my system…
    as I told Robin I spent my b-day with the people I care about…YOU GUYS, Paul and her (ok I spent saturday and sunday w/ the parents but we didn’t do anything)….

    so I haven’t had time yet to catch up on ALL the posts yet – I did read al lthe emails !!!!! OMG! you guys are a trip!!!!!

    my toe is the ugliest shade of purple today, but at least I can walk on it….

    I’m going to go dig up something for dinner and I”ll come back later!

  404. elizabeth said

    lwildstr – I’m sorry your office hasn’t done anything for your birthday, but on the plus side you seem to have a couple of good friends in Robin and Paul. I’d way rather have that πŸ™‚ Your card sounds delightful. Too bad Kyle/Henry really wasn’t delivering you a cake. We can dream, huh?

  405. lwildstar said

    Madonna – Henry was in good working order when he left, if a little tired – I don’t know who has him now!

    Dinner is warmming – just waiting for the timer to go ping…
    UGGGG just saw the “coming October 12th to Lifetime ” commercial and no mention of Blood TIes!

    Ok “ping” time for dinner – be back later!

  406. lwildstar said

    E – you are so right!
    And that is what I told Robin – I spent he day(s) with my true friends!

    ok now I must go before dinner burns!

  407. Margaret said

    Danae: You need to either move your desk around, if they’ll let you or put a vanity mirror up on your computer monitor. Velcro it. That way you can see if someone is sneaking up on you. We actually had a huge one at work when the girl’s computer faced the wall. The mirror was hung on the wall and all she had to do is look up and see if she had a customer.

    Prtfvr: I knew there was a reason I loved ya-just about the time I felt like I was going down the drain you posted Tanya’s post, at least it sounds a little more hopeful.

  408. prtfvr said

    Margaret: Yeah, Tanya’s post made me feel a bit better too. As long as SOMEBODY keeps the show on, we’ll see it somehow! We’ve got a huge network of people. Someone ought to be able to score!

  409. elizabeth said

    Well, my lovelies, I am outta here for the night. Everyone have a good evening and I will catch up tomorrow πŸ˜‰

  410. Margaret said

    Tanya has definitely confirmed she’ll be back at the Lifetime BT Blog on October 13. Check under the anonymous post called Light at the End of the Tunnel and you’ll find her post.

  411. lwildstar said

    Just stoppping by to check in – when to watch the interview (link somewhere above) and chenk out a few things. I’m going to go work on some writing – havent touched anything in days!
    Any one up for a chat Friday night? just let me know. Ok I may check back in before bed..
    Madonna – I’ll have some samples to email you tomorrow.
    Prtfvr – I may have some mock ups fo ryou by the weekend…maybe…

    Danae – mirrors are a good idea! when I sat in the front office the desk was turned towards the door so no one could sneek up on me – now where I sit they can – well most of the time I hear them coming down the hall, some of them walk really hard – but i have a little frame with my sister kids pictures in it and at the right angle it works like a mirrow and I can catch a glimps just before someone actually walks by – time to flip the screen if I am somewhere I’m not suposed to be! is that bad or what? I’m trying to be better about that (Hangs head in shame πŸ˜‰ )

    I talked to a friend of mine whos ex husband use to work at a local tv station here and she said that if they (LT) are basing the “season” on 13 epis – then they would see the second half as a “season two” – and in that case are most likely waiting to see what the ratings on “season two” are – as well as the international ratings – before purhasing more episodes…with that in mind plus Tanyas comments I refuse to worry – THERE WILL BE MORE!!!!!
    I will stay optimistic – besides with work going the way it has been I need happy thoughts! I reuse to give in!

    Well that being said – I guess I’ll go work on some writing……
    and to anyone else – incase I don’t check back in – take care, have a good night, feel better (((HHUGS)) and much love.

  412. lwildstar said

    Just stoppping by to check in – when to watch the interview (link somewhere above) and chenk out a few things. I’m going to go work on some writing – havent touched anything in days!
    Any one up for a chat Friday night? just let me know. Ok I may check back in before bed..
    Madonna – I’ll have some samples to email you tomorrow.
    Prtfvr – I may have some mock ups fo ryou by the weekend…maybe…

    Danae – mirrors are a good idea! when I sat in the front office the desk was turned towards the door so no one could sneek up on me – now where I sit they can – well most of the time I hear them coming down the hall, some of them walk really hard – but i have a little frame with my sister kids pictures in it and at the right angle it works like a mirrow and I can catch a glimps just before someone actually walks by – time to flip the screen if I am somewhere I’m not suposed to be! is that bad or what? I’m trying to be better about that (Hangs head in shame πŸ˜‰ )

  413. lwildstar said

    ok the blog ate my post – I give up!

  414. lwildstar said

    I talked to a friend of mine whos ex husband use to work at a local tv station here and she said that if they (LT) are basing the “season” on 13 epis – then they would see the second half as a “season two” – and in that case are most likely waiting to see what the ratings on “season two” are – as well as the international ratings – before purhasing more episodes…with that in mind plus Tanyas comments I refuse to worry – THERE WILL BE MORE!!!!!
    I will stay optimistic – besides with work going the way it has been I need happy thoughts! I reuse to give in!

    Well that being said – I guess I’ll go work on some writing……
    and to anyone else – incase I don’t check back in – take care, have a good night, feel better (((HHUGS)) and much love.

  415. lwildstar said

    well the second post showed up – it was the end of the first post , I had copied it just in case this happened, again! – hummm – well I guess I’ll have to see if the other evers shows up…

  416. lwildstar said

    Margaret – couldn’t find Tanyas post – do you have a link?

  417. Margaret said (There you go)

  418. Tango said

    I must say I had to get on real quick before I read through everything to check out my new Kyle I am sporting here.

    Thank you Anne for the link. Boy my man looks gorgeous with a tan and sun bleached hair! But you’re right, he will need some make up to take on the Nightwalker look again. Then again, he could just get the bug that Z has and that would make him pale again too. I’m sure Z wouldn’t mind transmitting it to him πŸ˜‰

  419. Tango said

    Oh yes, he looks mighty fine πŸ™‚

    Speaking of tan – did anyone notice in Post Pardum in the scene when he is in tha part with the two little boys and he is telling the little elfin kid you will not harm this boy, Henry is holding the boys face and Henry is darker than the boy. The boy was lilly white while Henry was almost tan compared to him.

  420. Cree said

    Arrowyn: Thanks for the belated congrats. It won’t be that much more paperwork. I’ve been running the place by myself for the past year, so I’ve got the paperwork part down pretty well and its not much to begin with, so I can still see my same volume of patients which is nice.

    Vampgrl: There are some fountains that aren’t that expensive. The one I got for my cat was only $25 and the filters are only about $5 for a pack of 3 and each one lasts about a month. Oh, and my cat is one of the spoiled ones that gets the bottled water! I live in FL. The water here sucks and reeks of sulfur. There is no way I’d let my cat drink that!

    Anne: Thanks for the link to the Toronto Film Festival. The picks of a tan Kyle were amazing. I noticed he was there for something called Twenty8Twelve. Any idea what that is? I’ve never heard of that before.

    On the email front, did I get booted out of the email list or something? I haven’t gotten tons of emails everyday in about 3 weeks or so. I just thought everyone had stopped sending so many since it was getting overwhelming there for a while, but now I read everyone’s posts today about fluffers and hummers and having lots of emails to read, and I didn’t get any of them. No fair. 😦

  421. Tango said

    or in the park – Birthday Weed still hasn’t worn off since yesterday πŸ˜‰

    Nah, I just wanted to see this picture up again.

  422. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Nightwalker, Up with Optimism! I BELIEVE (The Polar Express) πŸ˜‰ So I’m gonna sit back and enjoy the ride. I know at the end of this season we will CLEARLY TURN quite a few people and I’ll wrangle me some post card writers. Hell I’ll pay somebody to write em’ for me, free enterprise keeping the economy going πŸ˜€

    Tango ,

    Is that not a fine bronze man ? I love the black suit w/the tie and white shirt, classic. Plenty white makeup to cover that glow πŸ˜€ πŸ˜›

  423. DebS said

    Hi all,

    Been a few days since I could stop by. Things might actually slow down a bit this week…well, I can keep hoping anyway.

    Whats the news around this joint? To tired to go up and read the 400+ posts…who is around this evening?

  424. lwildstar said

    just taking a minute to check in!

    I’ve been printing postcards like a good little doobee, but I’m not sending as many until October….I’m going to spread them out for this month and then pick back up with the bombardment!

    Yes Diz I BELIEVE!

    Fine bronze man indeed! Do you think that they have to hold a lottery to see who gets to “lighten” Kyle up? I mean really there are lots of scense sans shirt – thats a lot of powder! oooo they could hold a contest “Attention all fans – the winner will get to apply body powder all over Kyle ……” there would be riot!

    and with that thought in mind (hehehehe) I am out of here for the night!

    Night my lovelies!

  425. lwildstar said

    Margaret – thank you for my card!!!!OMG I just got it…I rarely check the AOL account anymore but I was over there emailing Stacy! OMG I loved it – I wish I had checked that last night!


  426. himmiefan said

    Wildstar – thanks for the info. Interesting. I guess Lifetime knows that the cast is contracted through (through?) November, so that gives them, Lifetime, a few weeks to analyze the ratings. You’d think, though, they’d be trying harder to get more ratings for something on their airtime. I still say USA Network!

  427. Margaret said

    lwildstar: Glad you got it. Seems like things are looking up doesn’t it. You deserve it. Glad you had a happy. But now you have to go sharies with Henry. lol.

    I’ve stopped doing postcards although I bought 100 more. I plan to wait until October and bury them with them again. And since they’re probably waiting for ratings you might want to save them for October.

  428. Tango said

    Chief – the twenty8twelve is a fashion line. I can see why they would want Kyle representing. I thought it was just a women’s line, but I could be wrong. I’ve added you on the email thread, so you should be getting them from now on. Now sure why you were left off.

    Ello himmie my sweet! I feel as though I haven’t seen you in ages. Much like two ships passing in the night. Bless your heart for your efforts to find BT a new home. And I mean that in a good way, not the sarcastic “you’re a fool” way. What about the obvious SciFi network? I still haven’t given up on Lifetime yet. I think they may want to see the numbers we will pull in this fall. I must say I have got a number to call my local satellite provider to check into getting a international dish so that I can get Spacecast. I am sure my neighbor who owns a satellite dealership could get me a good deal on one. This is only a last resort.

  429. Madonna said

    Hi all,
    The conference with the boss went well. She pretty much told Karli that I was right, not in so many words, but hey. I like to consider myself a nice person but at this point I just don’t care anymore.

    I heard things like this from her today while crying big Crocodile tears….. “I hope your happy. I had to call my husband and ask him if I could quit.”

    Hey, if she quits, she quits, if she doesn’t things are liable to be very tense for a while but she’ll have to get over it.

    Going to bed now!

    Goodnight, and thanks for putting up with me today mi familia.

  430. Madonna said

    I can sypmathize with the toe. Sunday I stubbed mine on my bed and it hurt really bad at first. I didn’t realize it until about a half an hour later that I had split my toenail almost all the way down and it was bleeding. Funny thing is is that it barely hurts at all now. I’m kinda sorta scared that it’s the diabetes rearing its ugly head.

  431. Cree said

    Tango: Thanks for the info on the clothing line. I am so dumb…I thought it was some movie that I had never heard of! So was he modeling for them, or just at one of their parties? I’m so confused. And thanks for putting me back on the email thread too by the way.

  432. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Madonna glad all went well. Sleep well you deserve it after today πŸ˜‰

    And I bid adieu’ to the rest of the famille’

    Bonne Nuit’ , Reves doux d’henri XOXOXOXOXO
    Je t’aime,

  433. himmiefan said

    Hello Ms. Tango! (waves) Nice to talk with you. Your avatar is looking might nice. This must be the tanned picture that everyone’s talking about.

    Bless all of our hearts (sympathy)! Now, if, and I mean if, THAT network doesn’t renew BT but BT still films, we might be able to purchase DVDs of the “real” second season. I don’t get HBO, so I had to wait for the second season of Rome to come out on DVD. Worth the wait, though, since you get several episodes at once. Kind of like falling face down in a big basket of candy instead of getting a piece at a time. πŸ™‚

    Speaking of sweats, I’ve got to go make cookies for tomorrow’s staff meeting. My turn for goodies.

    Night all, and hope everyone’s toes are doing better. Henry’ll be around to kiss them!

  434. vicki said

    hey girls…

    Who is going to Virginia??? I live in WV and I am sure I can help you find some good hotels.. where are you going???

    I have hope…..I have hope..and I keep telling myself that as Oct. gets closer. I will have more Bloodties..I will have more of Henry, Vicki and Mike. I will get to fall off the couch when Henry sniffs, Mike takes off that trenchcoat, and Vicki kicks ass.

    I have Hope..
    I have Faith…
    I have a vision..
    I have to get ready for tomorrow…LOL

    Anyway..hug someone you love today…My generation had “where were you when the Challenger exploded?” My daughter will have “Where were you on 9/11?

    The students I have (7th graders) were in 1st grade when this happened. Blows my mind to think about it.

  435. Claire said

    Hey all…just popping in to say goodnight..Bonne nuit!
    Madonna…you’re so good..if it had been me..and she started the oh nobody likes me bull…I would have said…before I could control myself”Well maybe if you weren’t such a B@#ch..people would like you!”
    But I’m glad everything turned out well in the end.
    Danae…Dulles airport is not even 20 minutes away…and yeah someone would pick you up!!! and there some really nice not to expensive hotels in town…5 minutes from me!
    Wooohoo..I’m up for some partying with my girls…
    Hey Himmiefan…look under my name…some candy for ya!
    Love you all my forgotten daughter..feel you!
    Henry sera lΓ  pour rendre te la sensation meilleure avec ses baisers!

  436. Anzia said

    Madonna- Honey, Poor henry just got here a couple of hours ago (damn sun) but I fed him and am sending him your way. I’m feeling a lot better so…yeah.

    Himmie- I can joke even when sick ^_^ I hope the acceptance speech was a little funny…i was trying…if I succeeded is another thing…

    So, I know this is going to sound horrible. But i’m serious in asking this question. Is it horrible if you quit a job w/o working there for a year? Or a month?

    ~Am I thinking about quiting Kohls? yes
    ~Am I seriously thinking about it? I don’t know
    ~Why? because I don’t eat except once a day ’cause I’m worried/scared & don’t sleep ’cause I’m stressed. I’m TERRIFIED of getting into trouble, fired, or doign something to bring a law suit against Kohls.
    ~Should I quit? I don’t know. I’m hoping i’m just overly hormonal ’cause I have issues with quiting (ANYTHING) and this is really driving me nuts. For specifics on why quiting = failure and why i can’t deal with failure i’d have to go into childhood issues and…well…no.
    *shakes head* times like this I wish I was still 6 and could have a ‘grown-up’ decide for me…’cause I sure as H$LL ain’t no grown up and am probably making more of a mess than I am cleaning one…*sigh*

    And on that happy note…i’m going to get some water and go to bed…i have to take the four year old to preK in the morning…

  437. laurel said

    Talk about feeling old tonight… Where were you when President Kennedy was shot?



  438. Arrowyn said

    A couple of days ago, I posted an article with the headline “Fireworks International to Launch Blood Ties On Demand”. This is another article about the same thing, but with a much better headline: “Vampire sinks teeth into Virgin”. I wonder what Henry would think of that!

  439. Arrowyn said

    There was a post on Bloodlines on 9/10 about part one of a Fall TV preview program on the TVGuide channel that *she* (?) saw that night. BT was in the preview in the beginning, right after they talked about Moonlight. She says that the scenes that were shown were from DOA. I don’t watch that channel much, but I know they show the same shows/promos/etc. way more than one time.

    Also, I was looking through Zap2it’s fall preview pages today, and BT was listed on the Friday, October 12, page of the Fall premieres and returns.

    I read this snippets and I feel like some love-struck woman who is thrilled by the crumbs she is thrown, all the while knowing they are crumbs, but the crumbs give her hope. That didn’t nearly express the emotions I wanted to express, but I’m not the writer in this group. As you can clearly tell!

  440. Arrowyn said

    I just searched for BT on Dead Things on Sticks, like I usually do. I’m really not interested in much of what he writes, except for BT. Anyway, he said on 9/7 that “the production company behind Blood Ties has just put up a totally redesigned site that’s kind of nifty”. And the link he provides is to But I don’t know where to go on the site to find the picture(s). Has anyone seen what he’s talking about? Inquiring minds…

  441. Arrowyn said

    And it ate my post (at least for now). I was apologizing for posting the one above. Apparently, I’m tired. I read his note like the production company had built a SET, not redesigned a website. I got all excited. Off to bed, way later than I should have.

  442. Arrowyn said

    I almost forgot!

    Danae, as Madonna said, mirrors! I don’t know if you know about Feng Shui, but that’s a real good explanation for the mirrors. A little out there, depending on who you’re explaining the mirrors to, but what the heck!

    Put up one (or more – uneven number) framed mirror(s) in your cubicle big enough and hung at a height so you can easily see behind you without straining. Try to find decorative ones that please you, but won’t cause TPTB to ask you to take them down. If anyone asks (and it sounds like they will) what’s with the mirrors (or the crazy mirrors — I don’t know your taste in mirrors), just sweetly tell them that you have been reading about Feng Shui and mirrors ____________. Fill in the blank with some Feng Shui-ish explanation that you are comfortable with. I’ve provided examples of other’s explanations below. But they’re a little stilted. I’m sure you can do better.

    “Symbolically, business enters through the door, so it is not appropriate to turn your back on it. Also, having your back towards the door lends a sense of vulnerability to your work space since you are unable to see who or when someone is approaching. Sitting with your back toward a wall or corner is supposed to offer you energetic support in your feng shui office.”

    “The biggest Feng Shui problem with cubicles is that your back is to the
    entranceway. You are unable to see when people approach the doorway behind you, causing a constant unsettling environment for you. Feng Shui is about harmony of your environment, and having your back to the entranceway is a major disruption to that harmony…place a mirror inside the cubical that reflects the entranceway behind you. This way, you can always see who is approaching you from behind.”

    “Mirrors…include deflecting negative energy, and enlarging small, dark areas. They provide protection…and amplify existing light…For a workspace that faces away from the entrance…add a mirror to the wall or use a desk, or computer-mounted convex mirror, to give you a view of the entrance when you glance up from your work. A wall mirror will also open the workspace visually and reflect the motions in the space, adding a sense of energy.”

    And, believe it or not, one of the sites that I ran across sells mirrors that mount on top of your monitor for this very thing. Feng shui is big business! And it works. Good luck.

  443. Arrowyn said

    And it ate another post!!!! And it was a long one. I’ll try to recreate it tomorrow (today) if it doesn’t magically appear. Apparently, the blog thinks I should go to bed. It’s right.

  444. prtfvr said

    Wildwoman: How can a purple toe on you be ugly?! Any color on you looks good. Have I told you that I resent you deeply? πŸ˜‰

    Madonna: How old is this chick? She sounds like a kid. A spoiled only child or only daughter who always gets her way. YIKES!

    Cree: There really hadn’t been any emails for a while until the past few days. The emails that you’re talking about were VERY graphic in nature and you never know who you might offend so it wasn’t a broadcast email. I’m sorry that you felt left out. I don’t know you well enough to know what I can and can’t say around you. Although, considering how many breakfasts you’ve ruined with the cat poop stuff, I don’t know why I worried. πŸ˜‰

    Seriously though, if sex talk makes you uncomfortable, you really didn’t want to be on those emails!

  445. Arrowyn said,
    September 11, 2007 @ 11:48 pm

    A couple of days ago, I posted an article with the headline β€œFireworks International to Launch Blood Ties On Demand”. This is another article about the same thing, but with a much better headline: β€œVampire sinks teeth into Virgin”. I wonder what Henry would think of that!

    Hey now! I totally protest!!! Leave the poor virgins out of it! What did we ever do?! Oye! Sorry. Bitter. *g* Besides, I’ve had so many dreams of vampires sinking their teeth into me to begin with that I have no idea how much blood I might’ve lost already. Heh. πŸ˜›

    And I am SO jealous of that pic of Kyle where he’s sporting that tan. I could never get a tan that good, even when I am in the sun. No fair. 😦

  446. Trying pic link again….weird…

  447. lwildstar said

    good morning!

    Laurel i left you a message! you go girl!

    Prtfvr – if you saw the toe – you wouldn’t ask! But thank you for the complement… I was worried it was broken – and you can’t do a thing for a broken toe but tape it up so thats what I’ve done. My whole foot acctually aches now because I’m walking more on that heal…oh well.

    I have a big meeting this morning with the “hi-muckee-mucks” coming in. I have to sit in becasue eventually these meetings will mean something to me πŸ˜‰

    started chapter 11 last night…but I promise I will begin working on part two to the sequel this weekend.

    I don’t think my missing post showed up from last night – but I see I wasn’t the only one having problems… 😦

    Lets see we have Vicki in WV, and Clair in VA and Prtfvr and myself here in MD, and Danae wanted to fly in? ….. ok let me know the date of the party and I will make arrangements – now i don’t drive so someone will have to come fetch me!

    Well morning free time is over 😦 so I’m off to do some work!

    Love ya – I’ll try to check back at lunch…

    Keep the faith!

  448. Cree said

    prtfvr: you don’t have to worry about ever offending me. I’m probably worse than all of you put together. Don’t forget, I’m the one that got hauled in for sex in a public place! I don’t get embarrassed easily. And I wasn’t really feeling left out of the emails. I was just wondering if somehow I accidentally got removed from the list. I knew no one did it on purpose. No worries!

  449. Margaret said

    Lady A won’t be back until Monday, right? Wonder if Kyle ever got his package.

  450. Claire said

    Iwildstar…another coinkidink LOL!! I don’t drive either!Hell I’m from France..where its practically a rule that you must drive at break neck speed like a maniac..then I grew up in NYC…who the heck wants a can’t even find parking…put that with two horrific car accidents…nope…no driving!
    But I would find someone to pick you all up!
    By the way..the momas boy Chris was lurking…reading over my shoulder…aren’t we as parents supposed to be doing that? LOL! anyway…he saw the hummer emails….shook his head laughing and walked out! Yeah now I know how to keep that big skinny boy out of my room! MUhahaa!!!
    Anyway cursed out comcast AGAIN!!!!! One Dvr just up and blew up…my on demand hasn’t worked properly since Aug 4th and my bill is 206.00$!!!
    So A tech will be coming anytime from now until 9pm! I wish there was another company servicing this town!
    My rant for today…thank you..bows from waist.

  451. Claire said

    Hey Laurel…I wasn’t even in school…I would’ve been in kindergarten had I been in the US..but I was still in France! when JFK died!
    Yeah..we old! LOL!!
    Hey you want to laugh..I remember when I came to America…I was around 81/ father took me for pizza…it was 35 cents for one slice! LOL!!
    yeah…I’m a freakin dinosaur!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  452. Aaahhhh…more people that don’t drive. And here I thought I was the only one. *sigh* It’s good to be among friends. My Dad still gets mad at me for not learning how to drive, but after several failed attempts years back, I finally gave up. Me and cars just DO NOT mix in any sense of the word at all. I totally panic behind the wheel. SO not a good thing. So I always ride the bus to work. And I still have my parentals drive me around everywhere else. *g*

    Cree said,
    September 11, 2007 @ 5:24 pm

    Vampgrl: There are some fountains that aren’t that expensive. The one I got for my cat was only $25 and the filters are only about $5 for a pack of 3 and each one lasts about a month. Oh, and my cat is one of the spoiled ones that gets the bottled water! I live in FL. The water here sucks and reeks of sulfur. There is no way I’d let my cat drink that!

    Argh! Again no fair! I’d like to know where you got yours at. The cheapest one I could find was right around $40. We called Pets Mart yesterday to check. They had a fountain but no replacement filters. Stupid. We have no pet places close to us locally but Pets Mart is still about the closest one to me, closest being it still takes about 40 minutes or so to get there. But without the replacement filters, what’s the point? I finally got fed up last night and ordered one from Fosters and Smith. The whole thing, with the cleaning kit, filters and everything cost right around $69. My cat better use the thing or I’m gonna slap her upside her pretty little fluffy head, that’s all I gotta say about that. πŸ™‚ Oh and I also live in Florida, and I know tap water isn’t any good for cats, but try telling my cat that. But I had to order the fountain, whether it was in my budget or not. I got desperate.

    And anyone who feels bad crying for no reason? Don’t be at all. That was me yesterday. The whole day just got to me.

  453. laurel said

    Sweet Claire, you are too freakin pretty to be a dinosaur. lol I just remember about Kennedy because it made my momma cry. I do remember 19 cent hamburgers, but pizza didn’t come to my area until I was about 12. What the heck did we eat?

    Thanks Wildstar! I’m glad you liked my little story. I know I have some editing to do, but I was in a mood to share last night so there it is. I still have to figure out how to let comments show up on my wordpress account, without waiting for moderation. Guess I’ll ask Gypsy on Friday. πŸ™‚

    Arrowyn – What in the world were you doing up so late?!! You read my story and left a message at 1:55am!!! If I’d know you were there I would have had you proof read for me before I posted. I can still edit for punctuation and typo’s if you want to point them out. Glad you liked it.

  454. Anne said

    I’m another one who doesn’t drive.
    A second generation non-driver – third gen even …
    I remember my grandfather arriving on his bicycle on winter mornings, shoveling the snow off our sidewalk and bringing homemade apple dumplings ….

    Also third gen city girl so I grew up with using bicycles and public transportation. I have a one hoour commute to work on metro and subway, but I just read on the way.

    I’ve installed CuteNews (very appropriate name) on the newspage at KyleSchmidCentral and I’ve just added the info about him being at the film festival.
    It’s really neat to be able to update without being home with my computer πŸ™‚

  455. prtfvr said

    I remember when cigarettes were fifty cents a pack and kids could buy them! I know because my lazy ass sister was always sending me up to the corner store for them!

    wildstar, I’ll drive you. Might have to drug you first but I’ll drive you. I’m guessing that we’d pick up Dani from Regan International/Dulles Airport or whatever it’s called now in Virginia on your way to Claire’s or wherever Claire wants to go. Heck, she might not let us in the door!

  456. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Good morning Blood Sista’s ! Bonjour, Buongiorno!

    I was a toddler when JFK was shot, let’s talk conspiracy theory πŸ˜‰ I’m a dinosaur too I remember TV when we only had like 4-6 channels, no cable , I had albums (vinyl & a diamond tip needle), oh 8 track tapes (REO “You can tune a fish but you can’t tune a piano”), McDonalds was the only Fast food and you only got that as a treat, very seldom, Gumby and Pokey, Speed racer, I watched Roy Rogers and the Lone Ranger on Saturday mornings, Bordens delivered milk and butter to your house, My dad worked at Michoud in N.O. East and worked on the Saturn rockets that went to the moon and I remember watching TV when they blasted off, I have seen some of the huge events in my lifetime , I never really thought about it.

  457. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Backwards You can tune a piano but you can’t tune a fish πŸ˜›

    I’ll rent a vehicle when we get to the ariport, I’m a good driver when I know where I am πŸ˜‰ I have a GPS system for my car that will help.

  458. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Danae, Daniella Ti Amo where are you today??

    Maddie Mo haven’t heard from you either in the last couple of days, work attacking you??

  459. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Dr.du Chat,

    I hope you got the only lousy pic’s I had of me and hope you can do something with them. Thanx for the pic of My Best Friend Melanie and I love Zoey ! Your child is beautiful and I’d like to see a pic of you too. What kind of dog is Zoey ?

  460. Margaret said

    Well Claire, if you’re a dinosour, that would make me prehistoric. I was in the 6th grade then. As Henry said: I feel so old.

  461. Anne said

    Another picture of Kyle at the Star!Schmooze Red Carpet at TIFF. It’s an evil flash reel, so I can’t give you a directer link – it’s a solo image.

  462. Maddie Mo said

    Good Morning all!!

    Dizey- It’s been a little busy here, but I have been in and out the past couple days getting my A/C fixed at the house. On a good note the guys that installed the new one VERY VERY cute!!!! To bad I’m married;).

  463. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Anne You great Dane you! Love that bronze man! thanx and BTW who’s that behind your name ?? Inquiring minds want to know πŸ˜‰

  464. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Hey Maddie , glad to hear you’ve got AIR !! Yipppyy I would’ve died down here with this kind of heat, and the humidity is the real buzz kill πŸ˜€ Does the hubby know of all this yet??

  465. elizabeth said

    Man, I can feel my bones creaking after reading about the “moments” in our lives. I had just come to the US and I remember Kennedy was doing his tour. He was in Great Falls, Montana and my very British mom took me and my sister to see him. I clearly remember him brushing his hair out of his eyes and looking our way, but I had no clue who this man was. Not long after that he was assassinated. I was 10 years old. Now – tell me about old! 😦 I think I need to find my walker and toddle off to my easy chair – hehehe

  466. Maddie Mo said

    Dizey- I sent you an email about what the hubby knows. He called yesterday to check on the baby and the guys were just leaving. He was like ” who is that?” Cause they were talking to me. I was like ” it’s the A/C guys it’s all fixed now.” I guess I’m not the weak helpless little girly he thinks I am. I had my own place for a long time before I moved in with him. Not really sure who he thought took care of things back then, but I think he knows now.

    Oh and as far as where I was when Kennedy was shot– my parents weren’t even married yet so I was not even in exsistance. Sorry πŸ˜‰

  467. Himmiefan said

    Ms Claire – All I can say is 1) My, my, my!!! 2) Thanks!!! Good heavens that ma-an is beautiful…..

    To those of you who were young in the 50s and 60s, you know, you’ve lived through what is probably one of the most important times in history, what with the hugh advances in technology going on at that time.

  468. laurel said

    For those of you who followed Anne’s link to the pics, how many of you recognized Mr. Eckland in the pic just before Kyle? He cleans up good!

  469. elizabeth said

    Hey, Miz Laurel – I looks like I missed your call yesterday. I’m sorry, my phone was nearly out of battery and I didn’t turn it back on until this morning. I will try giving you a call a little later, k?

  470. laurel said

    Alright, I finally got brave enough to put my little fan-fic piece up on my wordpress site. I sent out an e-mail but you all know how challenge I am with the e-mail. Not sure who’s name actually made it to the send list because I copy and paste the darn thing. If you want it and didn’t get it tell me here and I’ll fix it.

    E – did you get the message about lunch? 12:15 or 12:30 ish. Noodle place next to Coldwater Creek @ Bridgeport. Hope you can be there.

  471. Margaret said

    Anne: Please educate me, again. All I get is a message that says its been replaced by text. What am I doing wrong?>

  472. elizabeth said

    Laurel – I have a staff meeting that should end around 11:30 (fingers crossed – my boss likes to talk) so I should be able to meet you and Arrowyn at Bridgeport. I am really looking forward to it! Are we meeting in front of the restaurant?

  473. Danae said

    Hi guys. You think you guys are old? My mom was 20 and working at Aetna in Hartford when Kennedy was shot. I was in the first grade I think when the shuttle went down. Maybe my first year of second grade.

    I have had a horrible morning. I don’t use this language to often but the Robyn I work with is a fucking bitch. She is always talking down to people, treating them like crap, and making them feel about as big as a flea. If you do one thing wrong she does that to any of us. Even one of the owners that is in my department. She is horrible horrible horrible. You may need to take out the bail money for me. She so deserves it. Maybe I will sic Claire on her. She pissed me off so much I was sobbing. I don’t do it to manipulate my boss because I do the best I can to hide when I cry. It humiliates me that I let it get to me. Why can’t I just take it like a big girl?

  474. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Miz Laurel, I did see my wicked awesome Michael, I sooo love that dude, he’s a trip and his beautiful bride he spoke of. Good eye little lady, I’ll try and check out the story if I get a few minutes here at work if not I’ll check it out tonight.

    Maggie May what are you trying to do ?? Can I help?

  475. Danae said

    These are the times when I get really down and I hate myself and I just want to sleep the day away.

  476. Margaret said

    Anne: Forgetaboutit. Firefox doesn’t play well with others. Went to Internet Explorer and it worked like a charm. How do you find all this stuff? I had a friend that was looking at the Toronto Film Festival and I asked her to pull up his name and we got zip.

  477. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Danielle Marie!! Cut it out! I’m sorry I said anything about the stupid crying girl here, I don’t want you to feel bad or sad. I’ll come kick that’s b***h’s ass for you. That’s just a hateful unhappy woman. She’s miserable and it makes her feel better when she makes others feel bad. You need to call her on that, even if you’re doing it through tears. Tell her it’s verbal abuse which it is , you don not have to be talked to or treated like that. She SUCKS!!!! You should be able to get your boss to do something about the way she handles issues or the way she doesn’t handle them. Awwww I’m hugging you can you feel it ?
    Love ya! and turn it around don’t let small people F’ with you πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

  478. Margaret said

    Thanks Diz: I figured it out. Firefox doesn’t play well with others sometimes. You’ll have to excuse me I have to wipe the drool off my keyboard now. Could that boy get any prettier? Of course you all know that’s a rhetorical question. lol

  479. elizabeth said

    Danae – I am so sorry you are having a bad day. Don’t beat yourself up – I think all of us have been angry enough at one time or another to be reduced to tears. I know I have. This person must be extremely insecure to feel such a need to be cruel to others. I would say she definately does not like herself much. Just remember you are well loved by a group of ladies that think you are terrific; take a deep breath and ignore the bitch πŸ˜‰

  480. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Maggie May are you talking about the Schmooze thingy?

  481. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Rock on E!! Well put πŸ˜€

  482. elizabeth said

    jeez – dizey, we must have been channeling each other when we spoke to Danae! Great minds think alike ya know πŸ™‚

  483. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Amen my Blood Sista’ we have the ties that bind πŸ˜‰ The Chains of Chocolate πŸ˜›

  484. Danae said

    Dizey-You really know how to put a smile on my face. You and prtfvr. How did you remember my middle name? Good lord I haven’t been called that in years.
    Problem is she is nearly 40 she has been working here since she was 18 and her and my boss are best friends and he turns a blind eye to what she does. Someone mentioned looking for a new job but I love my job Robyn and my boss Jeff aside. I have been here for 7 years and don’t really want to look. Whenever Robyn isn’t here my boss and I get along quite well and all the other people are absolutely awesome. I probably won’t find anything better then this atmosphere. I was excepted as part of the HPC family pretty much right away. If I can manage to steer clear of Robyn things are perfect.

    E-Thanks. She even belittles her husband on the phone in front of all of us. She has no manners whatsoever when it comes to things like this. She is the bane of my existence here.

  485. Margaret said

    Diz: Yes I went from the schmooze thing to the “slobbering thing”. lol.

  486. Danae said

    And I love you guys too. I feel like I am going to cry right now. I so need to get away and see you guys. I need it really bad right now.

  487. Danae said

    When we do go to see Claire we need to make sure that we stay at the same hotel maybe even 2 to a room to make it even cheaper on us. I tell ya I feel so close to you all and know you all so well I would feel awkward sharing a room with someone I just met in person. I call sharing a room with Dizey. I think she is my long lost sister.

  488. Madonna said

    Man…. Are we all having co-worker issues?

    All my life I’ve been the way you just described yourself. It’s just been in the past two or three years that I’ve realized that I can’t let people walk all over me or say things to reduce me. It ends up like a poison in your system if you do. Do like I did a couple of years ago and pull the bitch aside and air your differences, but don’t do it unprepared. Go in with a plan of attack. If you can’t quite bring yourself to do that, go talk to your boss about your concerns. DON’T let her walk all over you.

    That being said…. How about we go out tonight and get drunk?

    Reading that back to myself I sounded really mean there didn’t I? Oh well….

  489. Danae said

    No you didn’t sound mean you sounded reasonable. She just scares me so much and I know Jeff won’t do anything about because I have tried it in the past.

  490. Danae said

    And you know if I go on vacation or am just out for more than one day at a time I here how much they missed me how much they appreciate me they can’t do my work I am wonderful when I get back but the next day it is back to belittling again.

  491. Madonna said

    My little co-worker hasn’t said a thing to me all day today, and she is even making the other proofreader do my ads. You know what? I’m OK with that.

    Another of my co-workers kept asking me if I was OK all day yesterday and he even said at one point that I had a cold, cold look in my eyes.

    Maybe I am a little too nice…. When I told my dad what she said about calling her husband to ask him if she could quit, he told me I should have VERY eagerly asked her, “SO WHAT DID HE SAY? CAN YOU?”

    He also said that he is going to make my mom and me a wrestling duo. That’s a LOOOONNNNNG great story about my mom and when I have more time I’ll tell you all about it.

    She just turned 21.

  492. elizabeth said

    Danae – I know it is really hard, but try not to take her comments personally. You mentioned she even talks down to her husband. I just think she is projecting on others her own inability to cope with life. She sounds like she needs to keep people on the offensive so she has control. If you don’t take what she says so much to heart; then she is losing that control. I know it is hard – believe me, it has taken me years not to take everything so personally, but I am much happier now.

  493. Madonna said

    To everyone else….

    Hi girls. You all are wonderful women and I love you all.

  494. Danae said

    I am trying and I was doing really good for awhile. My depression meds help ALOT. I was crying less and still am. I just need to keep in the frame of mind that I am better then her and that I am human and all humans make mistakes.

  495. elizabeth said

    Oh, it doesn’t mean I am a pushover though. I can definately stand up for myself and have been known to disagree strongly with people that have the power to fire me πŸ™‚ I don’t know who was more suprised in that case – me or the Vice President of my division – lelele

  496. Danae said

    Thanks guys I feel a little better. Lunch is over and I have to get off. I don’t want to get in trouble. They might take my internet away completely. Oh the horrors.

  497. laurel said

    Danae – I have a sudden urge to sic Dr Phil on this girl. He would have her number in short order and ask her just what she was getting out of all this abusive behavior. I can tell you it probably isn’t making her feel any better about herself. She will destroy herself from the inside out. Almost makes me feel sorry for her.
    On the other hand… You have so much more going for you. Right now, today, you can stand inside your own space in the world and know that not only are you loved, you are Cherished. There are women all over the country and beyond it’s border, who will come to your side in battle. Or with bail money. 😎

    About the tears… well any good head of steam has to eventually condence, and the water just seams to leak out the eyes. If you can’t keep them from coming breath through them. Not weakness, dear, just nature.

    Now dry your eyes and stand tall and proud.

    Channel a little Vampire mojo. Imagine your eyes going dark and your voice going all “princess of darkness.” If it doesn’t scare her off it will at least amuse the heck out of you.

  498. lwildstar said

    Well I’m having a bad day as well – is it a moon thing?
    First my meeting ran late – couldn’t get out, missed going for a walk with Paul – he emailed me – twice! looking for me…^(@$^*&@^(^&$%^#^&% dang it all! and then as if that wasn’t bad enought – some files I sent to the home office have gone missing! and I had forgotten to write down the date I sent them and by what means (fellow enmplyee, FedEx or what) so now I am having to work myself out of an anxity attack!…I emailed the girl I work with since she is at the home office today and she told me not to worry and calm down – that they are probably on someones desk up there nad to go have a cookie (I’ve had three already!).
    I’m too wound up now to write! why do I do these things to myself? I keep witing for someone to jump at me and tell me I’m at fault! Deep breaths, deep breaths! damn I needed that walk!

    ok calming down…….. Paul just emailed back that we will try for Friday – he is so sweet! sigh….well thats making me feel better…..think good thoughts, think good thoughts…Paul, Henry, Paul, Henry, Blood ties will run for years to come!

    Yes lets make arrangements for a visit! so glad that there are others here who don’t drive and understand. I have had a learns permit three times and let all of them lapse – I just get to nervous, anxious behind the wheel – I get that way sometimes when others are driving! I can drive if needed in an emergency – but I don’t have a license.

    Well I have a few things to see if I can get done before lunch is over…talk at you later chicas!

  499. lwildstar said

    and to top it off when I sent an email to ask who I thought might have the files – I wasn’t paying attention and emailed the wrong person (a client no less) how embaresseing! (stupoid auto name adder on the email) so i emiled an oooops appoligy to him – I hope that no one comes back on me over this – I don’t think I could deal….

    think good thoughts, think good thoughts…Paul, Henry, Paul, Henry, Blood ties will run for years to come!

    Thank you for the space to vent…..

  500. lwildstar said

    wow I killed the blog!
    paul just emailed me back words of encouragment – the “everyone makes mistakes” speach…but of course all of you who have thissame anxity problem, know it s not that easy – I’ll be wound up the rest of the day! 😦

    Well lunch is over so I guess I will go back to work!

    Laurel – again I loved your “little” story…. have you had a chance to look over what I sent you of the demon story? courious to see what you have to say….
    talk at you later dears…..

  501. prtfvr said

    Dani/Madonna/Wildstar: Mean people suck!! You know me, I have my share of bad days and it’s easy for me to tell you what to do but the fact is that I’m here and you’re there with the wandering black clouds which I can’t affect. In the mean time though, know that I think you’re all fabulous, don’t let the man get you down, and this too, shall pass.

    Oh, all that AND I firmly believe in Karma. Karma and my voodoo doll, Norm. What goes around comes around and I can’t wait! MUHAHAHA!

  502. prtfvr said

    And…I’m constantly being spammed about viagra and cialis. Is there something going on that I should know about? πŸ˜‰

  503. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Oh man soo sorry Wildstalker, they’ll show up and all that stress will be for naught(sp). Relax , feel Henry or Paul rubbing the tension out of your shoulders, you’re melting into this big overstuffed chair feet up on an ottoman
    mood music in the background, nibbling on the neck now…………ok it’s Paul! then he moves to your feet and massages them and rubs your legs (freshly shaven legs πŸ˜‰ ) Ok and then…………………well you know what happens next Right my sista’ ? Enjoy and you should be feeling better any moment YUMMMMMMMM

    Dani girl we can be roomies, however I warn you I snore. Rumor has it and it doesn’t bother me but it may bother you. Oh hell we’ll drink enough we pass out and it won’t matter πŸ˜€ Glad I could bring a smile to your face my lil’ sista’ πŸ˜› We do need to pick a time so I can let my boss know when I’ll be gone. YAYYYYYY I’m so stoked I may spontaneously combust 😎

    Madonna, sounds like with those cold eyes you may have been Vamping out (hee hee hee)

    Laurel , you are such a good mom! You give great mom words of wisdom talks, I love the analogy of tears πŸ™‚

    **BLOOD TIES may have drawn us all here but……………………

    **We girls here are the ties that bind, there’s LOVE, generosity, patience, caring, LAUGHTER (Prtfvr my sanity girl), words of wisdom, experience (in many things πŸ˜‰ huuuummmm) , desitny or fate led us here and I thank my Lucky stars everyday for the GIFT OF YA’LL .

    I love ya’ll and will check in after lunch XOXOXOXOXOX

  504. prtfvr said

    Greetings Miggles!! Just wanted to say hi. Hi!

  505. prtfvr said

    wildstar: For TRUE tension relief, have Henry rub lower! πŸ˜‰

  506. prtfvr said

    Madonna: Almost forgot. She’s 21? Please tell me she’s and only child/youngest/girl in the family.

  507. DIZEY1 :-) said


    She’s got Paul, Henry’s for those of us without …….ya know …… getiing none and no prospects. I need an Emanuelle ( a virtual vibrator) if ya know what I mean? πŸ˜‰ That sure would help hmmmmmmmmmmmm

  508. prtfvr said

    Diz: Step AWAY from the produce! πŸ˜‰

  509. Anne said

    Auto name adder – WHOA!

    There were about 1000 people at my old company, some guy thought he was emailing a person but the autocompleter made it to the whole company – and what was he talking about? He was interested in trying a swingers club.

    I guess there were a lot of look-ups on his profile and picture that day.

    Dizey – behind my name is me and Steve Bacic at ConCept – he played Rhade on Andromeda. He’s just been in a new Odysseus movie … can you say PERIOD COSTUME! πŸ™‚

    Laurel – nope – didn’t recognise Mr. Ecklund – good catch.

    Margaret – glad you got it figured out.
    I just found it by looking at all the pictures on the schmooze page, cuz as you say, his name isn’t listed on the TIFF site.

  510. Anne said

    Steve and I are behind my name when I post at work.
    Until someone boots the computer -then I might use another one.

  511. prtfvr said

    Anne: ROTFLMAO!

  512. laurel said

    Hey, who has Raoul? I loaned out the pool boy in an emergency and he never made it back. Never mind that I don’t have a pool, it’s the principle of the thing. πŸ˜›
    Wildstar – I found my notes on the story you sent. I’ll try to get that together for you right away. (sheepish grin) I really like it and can’t wait to read more.

  513. Himmiefan said

    Anne – oh, that is hysterical!!!

    Dani – I’m so sorry you’re having a horrible day. Now, I’m a fixer in that I love to try to fix things, people, etc., so, bear with me. Have you tried leveling with your boss? At some point, his not handling this woman is going to bite him big time. Also, can you transfer to another area in the same company?


  514. lwildstar said

    Well I sort of have Paul – he’s as much “wishfull thinking” as Henry is – but he has been sending me little notes (emails) since I vented – you know “breath” “your no the only person in the world who makes mistakes” and thing like that…..wish I had more – I really wish that I could have the suggested stress relief Diz posted above …….trust me I’m NOT getting any of ANYTHING! – but I have a VERY healthy imagination ……………..

    and on that rather pit-a-ful note – I must run back to work – just wanted to check in – makes me feel better ya know?

    laurel I’ll “talk” at you later!

  515. lwildstar said

    damn blog ate my post again! and I didn’t copy it this time!

    well at the risk of embaressing my self in duplicateif it shows back up

    Paul is wishful thinking
    Diz – I’m not getting ANY ANYTHING…but I have a healthy imagination

    Laurel – I’ll talk at you later

  516. elizabeth said

    Ooops, sorry Laurel, Raoul has been visiting me. Yeah, I know I don’t have a pool either, but we did talk about it…sort of….okay, maybe not. Do you want me to send him back?

  517. Margaret said

    prtfvr: You know I still lov ya. lol

  518. Claire said I spend some time with Monique and baby Jake and I come back to find out someones messing with our Danae! Ok…whos Ass am I kicking? I’ll gladly F her up for you!
    You know what though…I think it was our wonderful Laurel who said it.
    People who hate themselves and are miserable within themselves…have to bring other people down,to feel good about themselves! Feel sorry for her Danae…shes the loser!
    You are a young beautiful intelligent lady…and it kills her!
    Anne girl…love ya…thanks for another view of his tanness! lol!
    To all of you non drivers…Yea!!! I love you! I’m not alone! and I don’t feel like such a loser anymore!
    In NYC…alot of people don’t drive so no one ever thought I was strange…but here…everyone is like..”what do you mean you don’t drive..why?” “Don’t you think it’s time you did?” UGH!
    Prtfvr…Whats wrong with you? Of course I’ll let you in the door! you might be the one who runs out babbling like a crazy…after seeing the craziness of my life!!! LOL!
    Diz…oh man you brought back memories..I loved Gumby and Pokey!!!!
    Madonna..tell your Dad I said way to go!!! on the remark! I so would’ve said that!
    Anyway my lovies…got to run to the school bus stop! yeah I’m crazy! it’s only two houses away!
    Be back tonight!

  519. Claire said

    Awee ate my post!!!!!!

  520. msgypsy said

    I’m not EVEN going to try to catch up. If I need to know something important, please e-mail me. I’ve been working overtime and come home ready to curl up in a tiny ball and get kissies from Faraday and watch the news and go to bed. I’m not upset, just tired.

    Just got an email about an attempt to save Dresden Files. Never mind that the star has a recurring role in another tv series. But it did make me think about how we’re still waiting to find out, but the decision about Dresden (negative, perhaps, but a set decision nonetheless) was made so late people were getting a little psycho about it. Makes me think we’re still in good shape with “Blood Ties.” Lifetime has ten episodes to go to make up their minds.

    The contracts for all of the “Firefly” cast has expired. But Universal is still waiting to decide if there will be another movie. It’s based on sales of the special edition DVD set. So we’re a long, long way from losing this one.

    Anyway, here’s the link about the save Dresden Files attempt:

    And now I need to eat fast and get back to work.

  521. Madonna said

    I’m so glad you are finally feeling better. Thank you for Henry. He helped me work some stuff out. Don’t feel bad about wanting to quit Kohl’s. Some people aren’t cut out for phone work. I know I wasn’t. I only lasted four months with Staples before I had to quit. My advice is to try to hold onto Kohl’s while you look for something that you would enjoy doing better. But if you can’t handle it and you CAN do without the income don’t feel bad about quitting OK.

    I’ve sent Henry on his way to you. Enjoy! When you’re done forward him to lwildstar.

    Believe it or not but this girl falls in the middle of 5 children. 3 girls, twin boys.

  522. DIZEY1 :-) said


    Don’t deny me my small pleasures πŸ˜‰ even if it is long and green πŸ˜›

    Hey BT related I was watching Norman aaaaaaaaaagain the other day and noticed when Nor-Henry goes to Segara to get the *Grimoire* back after Henry took it in Blood Price when Norman got sucked into the abyss. I remembered Henry telling Vicki in Blood Price that he took the Grimoire from the crazy peeps that were trying to bring Astaroth back. If that be the case then how did Norman get the *Grimoire* if Henry had it all along??? Huh Huh Huh???? Anybody ?

  523. lwildstar said

    he-he-he Dizey…..your quetion will be answered…he he he

  524. Annalaise duChat said

    Prtfver — Good question!

    In the book the demon stole it from Henry’s Condo but NOY in the show! Hmmm?

  525. Danae said

    Himmiefan-There is no way I could move to another area of the company. There are only three other possible areas and they are customer service which I swore I would never do again, accounting yeah right what the hell are numbers and the warehouse with all the disgusting men think again. I wish it were that easy.

    I am supposed to be going to the comedy club with Adam tonight but I am so not in the mood anymore. I was just want to curl up on my couch with some chocolate ice cream and Henry.

    Thanks for Henry Madonna. I bet he will be lounging on my bed waiting to attend to me when I get back from the club tonight. He will erase all my tension.

    Again I love you guys. This is for you. All of you. Thanks for the lift up.

  526. Maddie Mo said

    okay funny story. I was trying to close the blog after I had caught up. I guess I accidently hit the print button. Office Manger comes in and asks “who is printing the book?”

    Not in Trouble cause it happened right after I got back from lunch, and we can surf a lunch. Just funny. Rest assured I shreaded what had printed so no one is reading anything.

  527. Madonna said

    Maddie Mo – Oooopsie! lol

  528. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Maddie whew nice save, not that anything I’m saying here is confidential or privilged information. Maybe embarassing…..naaaaaaaaaahhhhhh it’s all good , my decks are clear!

    Wildstalker whatever do you mean evil laugher!

  529. Danae said

    Maddie-I probably would have gotten in really BIG trouble over that. I can surf at lunch and after work but printing is a no-no.

  530. lwildstar said

    That should have been:
    he-he-he Prtfvr…..your quetion will be answered…he he he

    This is so funny because I am addressing that very issue in the sequel!

  531. Danae said

    I have to go home now. Time to get ready for the club. Ciao bellas Ti Amo

  532. DIZEY1 :-) said

    No Wildstalker it was me, I answered Prtfvr’s earlier post and in same post asked the question about the Grimoire. So does anybody have an answer for me>??

  533. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Daniella have a really good time and blow off the shit from today (potty mouth) Drink a few for me and kiss Adam ( for you , not me πŸ˜‰ )

  534. lwildstar said

    I’m getting ready to leave too – but if I am correct…well I don’t want to give a way anything from the sequel but – go back and watch epi 1 – Normans book is smaller then the one he takes from Henry in epi 12…

    I think – will have to research it!

    now running out the door will check back later!

  535. Margaret said

    Danae: I had problems years ago with someone at work and decided to start treating her as nice as I could, to the point of getting sick over being so sweet. Number 1 it disarms them and makes them wonder what you’re up to and the nicer you are to them the crazier it makes them. In the meantime to outside appearances it looks like you’re making a sincere effort to those observing. Kind of like a Machiavellian Scheme. You really have to pull from inside to do it but once you start and see how crazy it makes them its actually quite entertaining. Muhaaaaa

  536. prtfvr said

    Stick a fork in my, I’m done! I’ll try to catch up later. TTFN!

  537. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Nightwalker- So we think there are 2 Grimoire’s ? It’s a mystical book how many printings do you think there were. I think it’s like the Book of Shadows form Charmed only one book.

  538. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Prtfvr, leaving us so soon, wassup?? And misery loves company you know. See ya’ later Dr. Ruth πŸ˜‰

  539. Anne said

    Margaret – your evil knows no bounds!

    Yes, kill them with kindness can work.

  540. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Dr. du Chat,

    Norman stole the Grimoire from Henry’s apt in the book, gotcha’! I just was listening as I put on my makeup and I re-watch Blood Price alot and thought how in the heck did that bool travel ? The book Sagara gives to Nor-Henry also looked different than the one from BP that one had big hinges and a lock and key too. Maybe a different book but he was telling Vicki that “whoever is summoning the demon still thinks he’s in control” as he put the big book on the table. I’m probably wrong though.

  541. Maddie Mo said

    Dizey- In the first ep Norman had his book and Henry still had the Grimoire. I think there where 2, but not sure what happened to the second one. Cause in Norman there was only the one that Henry gave to Dr. Sagara.

  542. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Maddie maybe I’m thinking they are the same book and it’s not. The book Norman had wasn’t the Grimoire it was just some other book of spells. Who knew there were so many spell books available. Hell I need to call Kyle and have him clear this up for me πŸ˜‰ Hee hee hee one day, just wait and see πŸ˜€

  543. elizabeth said

    Dizey – I believe Henry used the Grimore to defeat the demon that Norman summoned. I just assumed that Asteroth wanted it because he had been defeated twice by that book and sent Norman to get it. I also thought Vicki wanted it all destroyed because it had the power to summon demons. Any thoughts???

  544. DIZEY1 :-) said

    No because He and Vicki went to get the Grimoire is what they called it in Norman. Vicki tells Coreen that she’s gotta see a man about a Grimoire. Man I’m totally confused now. Ooooh a mystery, fun!

  545. DIZEY1 :-) said

    That would be correct. What I don’t get is how Norman got it from Henry’s place to begin with. From Blood Price till Norman they never said anything about the book being stolen or missing …..Your turn πŸ˜‰

  546. Himmiefan said

    Dani – I agree with Margaret. Try being kind to this person. She’s obviously miserable and therefore intends to spread the joy. You might be one of the few people in her life who is kind to her. You might be able to break through her defenses.

  547. Himmiefan said

    Hey Anzia. Something Madonna said made me think that you’re not happy in your current job. Well, I image that collections isn’t easy. I agree to stick with this job while you’re looking for another. If people ask why you want to switch, just tell them that you’re not cut out for collections work. I’m sure anyone you interview with can relate.

    Now, would anyone else like my unsolicited advice? πŸ™‚

  548. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Himmie girl always send it my way πŸ˜‰

  549. Claire said

    The book that Norman had to raise the minor demon was not a Grimore,just a spell book.There is rumor that there really is such a thing in real life(Grimore).Well anyway its a very evil powerful book..Norman needed it to raise Asteroth.The first time in Blood price..Henry used it..he took it out of his curio case,which was locked.In Norman…Norman used it to bring Asteroth back,and because of it being the most powerful evil book ever…he who owns it..can so to speak rule the world.

  550. Himmiefan said

    It’s coming your way, Ms. Dizey! πŸ™‚

  551. Maddie Mo said

    I am out of here for the day. Gotta go do the Mommy thing. See Ya’ll in the morning πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  552. elizabeth said

    Laurel/Arrowyn – Love you ladies! Lunch was so much fun πŸ™‚ I am going to try and hang on to the “happy buzz” even though I have an evil budget meeting in a few minutes 😦 I guess I need to dust off my crystal ball (yes, I really have one in my office as a joke) to make projections for next year based on little to no information about programs. I love my job, I love my job…I love my job….

  553. Claire said

    Just thought this was creepy!

  554. Himmiefan said

    Hey Claire. Thanks for the link; that was really interesting.

    Now, people who mess with stuff like that are asking for trouble big-time. There are some things humans are just not equiped to deal with.

    The Wikipedia entry did have this that was interesting: “It is discovered in the story that the Gran Grimoire is actually the entire city of LeΓ‘ Monde; having the literary contents of it inscribed all over the stone walls, floors, and ceilings of the city.”

    For all you writers out there, that would make an interesting plot device, not about the Grimoire, but about any kind of document. Bits and pieces of it inscribed in and on several buildings. Interesting…

  555. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Claire Belle, so what you’re saying is the book Norman got from Segara was NOT the Grimoire Henry took out of the curio in Blood Price they looked different to me. Oh and I remember them(BT prod. peeps) talking about how they researched and most of the stuff we see is real or in the world of magic or black magic is pretty accurate, so I’m sure they did their home work on the real Grimoire. Very scary stuff black magic, voodoo ……….ooooooooohhhhhhh spooky πŸ™‚

    Ok I’ll check in when I get home.

  556. lwildstar said

    ok – I skipped going for may allergy shots – totally unintended I just got on the bus and came home! oh well…

    Historically speeking (if I remember this correctly from other things I’ve researched) there were 13 true grimores – suposedly there are only three left in the world – that does not count smaller versions that were excerpts copied out – maybe that is what Normans first smaller book was (the Cliff notes version). But I am going to have to go back and watch Blood Price and Norman now to compare books (oh geeze the torture…snicker) but I may not get to watch them tonight.
    So please ewatch for me and let me know!

    I’m going to continue with my line of thinking so I don’t have to change the short story! hehehehehe

    Ok I’m going to go grab some dinner and a hot shower – I’ll check back later!

  557. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Oops bye Maddie Mo I missed it when you left, catch ya tomorrow πŸ˜‰

  558. Margaret said

    So Anne, do I consider myself complimented or insulted? I’m not sure. lol

  559. Claire said

    Diz…I didn’t notice if they looked different…but if it was one of those mistakes they made during filming,because I distinctly remember Vicky asking…you don’t still have the book right? you destroyed it right? and he said it’s with a friend,so it was supposed to be the same book…aw heck Diz…now its going to prey on my OCD self until I watch both epis again! LOL!!

  560. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Claire I know me too. Wildstalker also brought up something interesting about there being 13 true Grimoires, woah! Alot a black magic going around and conjuring, badddd stuff. I wonder where she got her info from.

    I kept reading the Wikipedia article and it mentions the movie Warlock *Julian Sands* (coinkidinky hmmmm I wonder) he’s searching for the Grimoire, and it’s separated into 3 parts to make it safe, like Henry separated the 3 items needed to bring Asteroth back. Wierd that the Madd Monk would be in another flick that also dealt with our Book. I remember a little bit of that movie, a long time ago πŸ˜‰ Memory isn’t what it used to be.

  561. laurel said

    I was having an awsome day… until lunch was over. Thank heavens I got in a good visit before Norman opened up a rift in the fabric of the universe.
    I got to work and someone was using the microwave in the kitchen. A breaker kicked over and took out part of my Expo files, and my summary, which was in the printer. I lost the two notes I took at home, the ones with special orders for work. Then, my iPod froze and I lost my favorite pin off my purse… Crap!
    Please tell me it will get better.

    Now, I have to take my baby (the iPod) over the the Apple store for medical attention.

    I wonder what we’re having for dinner?

  562. Diz – I hav no idea where I found that information – funny I remember it thou…years and years ago when I had planned to start writing and doing the graphic novels I did research on all sorts of occult things for story lines – but my art partner at the time wanted to stick with mutants (I had mutants, sci-fi, and occult – including a vampire and the demon story I’m working on now) the end we coprimised – his mutants were going to battle a cycubus (SP?) or course he would want a sex demon right? which was funny becasue in his particular case an incubus would have had more of an effect – sorry I digress….
    I don’teven have any of those notes anymnore – just random triva floating around in my brain.
    I also remember the story – movie? – about the last remaining grimorie beig split in to three sections, and another one where the last book was buried in Utahs salt flats so no dark witch could get to it – salt purifies….
    Amazing the things that are bubbling to the surface!

    Well I am off to type up the notes for the sequel before I forget everything I thought of dozing in the tub!

  563. sorry about your icky afternoon Laurel!
    geeze what phase is the moon in, becasue we all seem to be having “one of those days”!

    lwildstar d’Nightwalker

  564. Cree said

    Vampgrl: I got my water fountain at PetSmart, but it was a few years ago. They may have gone up in price since then…….sorry!

    Dizey: I was under the impression the Grimoire from BP and the book Sagara had were one in the same. I thought Henry gathered up the Grimoire, knife, and chalace from the BP episode after Norman got sucked into the vortex and lead Vicky to believe he distroyed them, but come to find out he only separated them. Why he didn’t destroy them in the first place I still can’t figure out (other than the fact that we wouldn’t have gotten the Norman episode if he had!). I thought he gave the Grimoire to Sagara so she could study it. If it had been just some ordinary spell book, I don’t know why Sagara would have wanted to study something that ordinary (for lack of a better word). She could probably get a spell book anywhere, but the Grimoire was one of a kind.

  565. DIZEY1 :-) said


    Geez, that sounds pretty damn sucky! Ok sit down in the big overstuffed chair, put your little tootsies up on the big ottoman and feel that ? That would be strong massaging hands of ……………Mike rubbing them alllll over your body πŸ˜‰ You deserve the full body treatment after the iPod demon and evidentally the microwave demon fiasco. He’ll rub warm oils over you and nibble on your ear, neck, you tell him what you like (sweeet) and move his way to more tensed and important areas. You just holler when he hits the right spot and you should be good for days my sista’ so relax and enjoy he’s yours until the Gypsy screams πŸ˜‰

    Gonna grab some dinner I shall return!

  566. ok in case you haven’t seen the comercial – SciFi channel is advertisng Highlander The Source to air Saturday and 9pm – as SciFi orginal movie. I love Adrian Paul!

    Well I’ve had enough of sitting in front of a computer so I am outy for the night. The techno demon that poor Laurel was visited by made a stop at my house – the laptop has gone on the fritz.. I was going to work upstairs and just as I started typing it goes blank and the error message says canot say to drive c – well since I’m not saving anything to the laptop I’msaving on disk only …humm….this keeps happening.
    the first time my sister thought maybe since I was balencing it on my lap I hit a combination of keys – but this is the 4th time this has happened – at least it will go back and let me save but then I have to restart and wait for it to do ascan disk before I can work again – and my sister has soooo much crap on there it takes like two hours for it to complet a scan!


    I did get two pages of notes typed up though….

    I’m watching Ghost Hunters right now! I love these guys. Having problems loging int o LT so I think I’ll go try one more time and then off to bed!

    Sweet dreams! and Tomorrow WILL be a better day! I demand it!

  567. DIZEY1 :-) said


    Reves doux d’Henri /Sweet dreams of Henry sleep well and yes tomorrow, will be a much better day. Sorry but the next full moon is on my mom and dad’s anniversary Sept. 26th. I hope that’s not some bad omen and this will be their 48th anniversary WOW! looks worse when you write it. Nighty night !!

  568. lwildstar said

    Night Diz!
    I don’t think its a bad omen – but it could mean a wild night! 48 years wow – my parents just had thier 45th? 46th? I’ve lost track (hangs head in shame)

    Did finally get into LT and post…that site is the pits now!

    Nighty night~

  569. Claire said

    Who let loose the electronic demons….you guys didn’t get curious about the Grimore and start poking your beautiful heads where they didn’t belong did yas?
    Cause…Mon Dieu! My cable is so screwed up…comcast doesn’t know how to fix it..One box..fried dead…one box..not getting on demand…MERDE!!!!! how am I supposed to watch BT repeats? !!! I know Itunes…but I hate it! it’s all stuttering and stuff!Well the techs are coming back tomorrow…hopefully the 206.00$ I pay monthly will be for something I can actually watch when they leave..

    Dizey…call me a weirdo…but I don’t see full moons as bad..I actually love when the moon is full…especially now..that there are no tall buildings around to hide it!
    Anyway my darling Divas…Bonne Nuit..Reves doux d’ bronzage Kyle!!!!

  570. Madonna said

    Ummm…. I’m not saying this is the case but sometimes the simplest explanation is the right one. Maybe the book issue is one of those rare lapses in continuity of our show’s normally brilliant writing?

    Other than Blood Ties the two things that I know Julian Sands from was Warlock and Arachnophobia.

  571. Madonna – I just tried to send yo the pics in a word doc.
    Don’t know why you couldn’t open the others they were standard JPG files?

    If yo still can’t open them I will try from work and put them into PDF!

    Clair – don’t know if you remember I had the same issue with Cable – switched to digital the first box fired when i hooke dit up, a tech came out and replaced it with an up graded box which worked and then died, and then the second tech (the hot 19 year old who hit on me- snicker ) brought a new box and everythign was working until the second he started downloading OnDemand! I had them take the whole thing back and went back to regular cable – was going to try again, but they are not running any special right now
    besides I’m not sure I would get lucky enough to get that “Cable boy” again snicker…..

    ok well past my bed time! just had to finish up with the stupid laptop ,,,grrrrr….I may just have to start thinking about investing in one for myself – but too much stuff needs done on the house right now……

    Oh well if the laptop is finished with its scan I can go to bed!

    see you chicas tomorrow – I was told that the Dragon Lady may be working out of the home office for the next two days – I can only hope!

  572. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Claire Yeah I’m a Cancer/moon child/ 69 also and do love the full moon, but it gets a little wierd when the *Lunar-tics * come out.
    πŸ˜‰ Mercury may be in retrograde I think it’s the electronic culprit.

    Madonna you’re probably right just a glitch.

    I’m whipped and heading to bed too. Going to the gym for 5:00 uggggg but I need to. 😦 Anyway I’ll see ya’ll tomorrow.

    Bonne nuit mes amis………….. reves doux d’henri Je t’aime


  573. laurel said

    Well, well, not just my bad luck today, huh. I still blame Norman. Wonder what demon name this spells out on a map of North America?
    iPod was DOA. They swapped it out for a different one – that doesn’t have any of my stuff on it. Nuts. Now it has to charge and download all of my files. It is currently on #52 of 383 files. Of course the BT ones are huge and will take a while. I am so bummed.
    On the bright side – my notes for the special orders showed up in my dining room, no clue how they got there. Down side, no idea how much is lost at work. But I will be able to recreate it if necessary. Oh yippie.

    The grimoire – Henry took one with him to send the demon back in ep. 2. Norman had one of his own. Which one became important in “Norman?” No idea, that was on my iPod.

    Ahhhhhh, yesssss, massage my neck and shoulders first. hehehe

  574. himmiefan said

    Laurel and Claire – my sympathies!!

    Vampgirl – I can’t wait for the new Highlander movie! I hope it has Methos in it. For some reason, I was always drawn to Methos more than to Duncan. Anyway, it’ll be great!

  575. himmiefan said

    Oh, BTW all you Firefly fans. A Firefly mini-series (two-part movie, whatever) on SciFi is exactly what is needed. I have a great idea, but I’m no where near good enough as a writer to write a spec script. Do any of you know if it’s possible to pitch an idea without a spec script? I don’t mean a pitch to SciFi, but to Josh Whedon (I bow down to his name).

  576. himmiefan said

    Oops! That’s Joss Whedon.

    Time for bed, time for bed.

  577. Anzia said

    Okay, so, i skimmed (why is diz being kept away from produce?) and we should all have a “party” where we burn pictures of the office mates that are driving us nuts. Make us all feel better.

    Himmie & Madonna- I actually had a talk w/my boss (well, technically my boss but is really the person between me and my supervisor) about it. I was straight about being nervous and stuff and I felt a million times better just by being able to tell her what was going on. We talked and the stuff I was worried about isn’t that bad. She told me that she had a friend who started working in the division in Oct of 05 and was beligerant to the Customers all the time and wasn’t fired until last April. She sd it takes A LOT to get fired from the dept. I expressed concerns over dealing with angry people, I just vented basically. (I was crying at one point…NOT my proudest moment) Kelly is a sweety. We sat there for an HOUR and she helped me just feel okay about everything. I got her into trouble ’cause we did that though. Our boss’ boss came and talked to her b/c I’d been off the phones for so long. I feel REALLY bad about it but I told her striaght out later that I seriously felt a million times more confident than I had before I talked to her. I had a pretty good day to. I had no angry screaming demented people. ^_^ It’s days like THIS that made me leary of quiting. So, *crosses fingers* here’s hoping i’m not screwing myself over ^_^

  578. himmiefan said

    Hey Z. Glad things are better. Hugs!

  579. Anzia said

    Thanks himmie! ^_^ I love hugs! πŸ™‚ They just make me feel loved. ^_^

  580. Arrowyn said

    Granted, I’ve been skimming the posts a bit, but let me see if I’ve got this straight. Most/many of us have had a week or more of:

    nasty co-worker/boss
    electronics/cable company going ka-boom
    emotional upheaval
    schizoid pets
    eaten (but not really) blog posts
    all of the above

    Does that about cover it? We can’t ALL be PMSing at the same time. I know for a fact that I’m not (medical miracle and much money coming to me if I am). Wrong time of month for the full moon, if it effects you negatively. Sun spots? Mercury in retrograde? WTF! The good side of all that is that everyone has been pulling together to support everyone. Much love abounds. This place is like no other and I am THANKFUL for the wonderfulness of all of you.

  581. Arrowyn said

    Laurel, I’m soooo sorry your day ended the way it did. You, Elizabeth, and I had an awsome lunch and you left filled with good food, big hugs, much laughter, and promises of more in the future. You were exuding happy vibes all over the place. But, there’s nothing * NOTHING I TELL YOU! * like electronics goin ka-boom to ruin your day. When I started reading what had happened, my first thought was “OMG! She lost all the BT episodes off her iPod!” Everything else that happened was terrible, but there ARE priorities! I know I sound like Polyanna, but sometimes the only good thing about all this is that it’s got to get better. Call or write anytime if you need to talk. I’m one of many who are here for you. (((((((((HUUUUUGGGGSSSSS)))))))))

  582. Arrowyn said

    I seem to remember that we have some Blade fans in the group. Spike TV is going to have a 20-hour Blade: The Series marathon. October 19 is eppys 1-10 from 9am – 7pm ET/PT and October 20 is eppys 11-13 from 9am – noon. I’m sure you’ve seen them already, but who cares! Enjoy.

  583. Arrowyn said

    More non-BT news: The Prez is going to speechify Thursday night (tomorrow in my time zone) at 9pm/8pm c for 15 minutes. All the major networks are going to air the speech, of course. So, if you had planned on watching anything from 9pm on, check your local stations to see what they’re going to be doing after the speech.

  584. Arrowyn said

    If anybody can confirm this, I’d appreciate. People have speculated that some other channel could pick up BT if Lifetime throws it away. SciFi was one of those channels suggested. However, I read a post on some BT board from someone who had been at Dragoncon. She said that she had learned there that SciFi doesn’t want shows that skew to a female demographic. That’s part of the reason that “Dresden Files” was pulled. It was skewing too old and too female, and SciFi wants the young male market. Just a rumor.

  585. laurel said

    Thank you, my dears, for all your good thoughts this afternoon/evening. I am sure tomorrow will be brighter. Of course after work I get to help my husband paint some more of the outside of the house. I think I’ll stay away from the paint sprayer, in case the electronic jinx is still in effect.
    i-Pod supposedly re-loaded everything, but left out 4 episodes of Blood Ties.
    No fogiveness for that kind of behavior.
    I am fixing it manually, but it is taking a long time.

    Is it October yet??????

  586. AlisaSG said

    >> If anybody can confirm this, I’d appreciate. People have speculated that some other channel could pick up BT if Lifetime throws it away. SciFi was one of those channels suggested. However, I read a post on some BT board from someone who had been at Dragoncon.
    >> She said that she had learned there that SciFi doesn’t want shows that skew to a female demographic. That’s part of the reason that β€œDresden Files” was pulled. It was skewing too old and too female, and SciFi wants the young male market. Just a rumor.

    a rumor?? it’s probably TRUE. Sci-Fi apparently doesn’t realize it does have a HUGE female audience (the *hopeless romantics* variety), and they’ve been trying for years to gain younger males into their audience — which is probably why they’ve now got ECW (wrestling mania) on for the “guys”.

    Now, why would Sci-Fi *want* to let go of its female viewers? You’d think logically, THE MORE — THE MERRIER…?? But some of these networks are so weird in where they want to be personally, that it’s just mind-boggling trying to figure them out.

    Anyway, news has been all over Gateworld for months about that and other things. That’s where the whole verbal wars began surfacing when the new BSG version went against Stargate. The more “violent action” viewers bragged on endlessly over BSG and how *wimpy* Stargate was in comparison.

    Thus, would be the same with BLADE and Blood Ties. Those favoring Nigel Bennett’s evil DARK “Prince” from LEXX and Forever Knight have not been very kind to Henry’s more mellow and forgiving vampire – with a *soul*.. Of course, that might also have something to do with personalities who want to go totally DARK SIDE and stay there..

    Sometimes I think some Tv programs that present the criminal minds without souls is where the entire problems arise from. Cold, ruthless and calculating without mercy.

    But Henry’s “God loves mercy” goes to the warmer, melancholic who find compassion is stronger than those personas demanding all heartless action, shoot-em-up type shows. Which is the better force in the end? If a network wants to destabilize itself, just throw off that *balance* — one side or the other extreme. they’ll find out exactly who ends up being the most loyal in their audience groups — and loyal for more than just one or just a handful of certain types of Tv shows. πŸ˜‰

  587. prtfvr said

    These are the same people that would complain if Henry was “just like every other vampire show”. ARGH! This drives me insane!

    Arrowyn: You have coined the perfect term for Lifetime: They’re throwing away Blood Ties. It fits! Treating it like trash.

    Ah, it takes so little to excite me these days.

    Z: The produce thing is just a worry for Diz should she find herself alone, desperate and dateless in the produce aisle of Giant. Who knows what they spray on those veggies?! I know for a fact that the ones Diz would be interested in have a fine mist of wax…oh wait. That’s probably a plus. Never mind. πŸ˜‰

  588. lwildstar said

    good morning ladies!
    A new day and I promist THIS WILL BE BETTER!!!! I demand it!

    Prtvfr – OMG – you naughty girl! I needed a good laugh to start my day!

    Arrowyn dear – sent you an email – to both addresses

    Madonna – resent pictures in PDF – duh I should have remembered tha in the first place!

    Prtfvr – haven’t had a chance to work up anything yet – just managed to get samples done for M…

    Ok I’m over my free time so I must start work now! I’ll try to check back later!

  589. lwildstar said

    Dang nabit! the blog ate my post …again!

    I’m treading a fine line here!

    well good morning anyway and dman it – I want a better day!!!!!!

    tallk at you later – I’m not going to try and repost what I already wrote – it was short anyway and may turn up…

  590. Anne said

    Sigh – advertising dollars rule.

    I guess SciFi has a very well-defined target group that they use for getting advertisers – and lots of viewers but from a wrong demographic doesn’t cut it.

    I say that SciFi redefine their target group!
    Or expand it!

  591. Claire said

    Bonne Matin mes Amis!!
    comment allez vous tout aujourd’hui? Nghtwalker…Yes I do remember! Your cutie cable boy! LOL!! No such luck for me…yes I’ve been complimented and sort of hit on…but not by anyone cute!!! I just want my cable fixed! LOL!!
    I have to have on Demand!! for one thing…lifetime on demand!
    man it was 90 degrees two days ago…now its 58!!
    Time to get my fall clothes out!
    Must do something resembling work today darlings! check on everyone later!
    oh by the way Z…did you get mad at Nikki and use Prtfvrs voodoo doll on her LOL!! She got sent home from work yesterday afternoon,and is currently hiding under her covers moaning! she hasn’t hugged the bowl yet..but is very nauseous.

  592. msgypsy said

    Himmiefan, wait til Universal makes up its mind about another Firefly movie. It’s still in the realm of the possible. BUY THE SPECIAL EDITION 2-DVD SET!!!!! The more of those that sell, the better the chances that Universal will fund a new movie.

    For Highland fen who also like cute kitties, here’s to make your morning a little cheerier.

    Gotta run. Work beckons. Sigh!

  593. prtfvr said

    Maybe we should really be courting TNT. Their series, The Closer is breaking all kinds of records for a cable show supported by advertising. Best of all? A strong female lead! We gots one of those!!

  594. prtfvr said

    Claire, I have Norm (voodoo doll) at work and he DOES look as if he’s been moved! No new names though, just the same old bosses that I’ve wished bad karma on in the past. MUHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

  595. Anzia said

    Claire umm *looks around nervously* i … um… well *runs and hides something, wipes sweat off forehead* Nope, no idea. ^_^ Of course not, I’m sorry she’s sick. I wouldn’t wish that on ANYONE icky icky icky. I did see, at B & N, a Hillary Clinton and George W. Bush Jr Voodoo dolls. I about died laughing…they were on sale. ^_^ This is not a political statement on my part, i just thought it freakin’ funny that someone actually pd to have them produced and packaged. ^_^

    Diz- I hear that corn is rather nice this time of year…^_^

    Prtfvr-ROTFLMAO! NIce! When i was at LU my roommates and I actually had a discussion about that. Cucombers & corn were at the top…although, must be STRONG otherwise there’s snapping and…pain…and…well that’s what I was told anyway. Seriouslyu…somethings people just SHOULDN’T tell you about their habits! *shudders*

    Laurel- ((((HUGS)))

    OH! I may have recruited another BT fan! My boss (the one i talked to) loves vampires. I’m gonna work on her for a little while and see if I can nudge her over here or at least to LT.

  596. Arrowyn said,
    September 12, 2007 @ 10:41 pm
    I seem to remember that we have some Blade fans in the group. Spike TV is going to have a 20-hour Blade: The Series marathon. October 19 is eppys 1-10 from 9am – 7pm ET/PT and October 20 is eppys 11-13 from 9am – noon. I’m sure you’ve seen them already, but who cares! Enjoy.

    Ummm….I’m confused…I thought Blade had 12 eps not 13? Even if you count the first ep as 2 separate eps, I still only remember 12. Weird. Now I’ll have to watch eps 11-13 to see if they happened to sneak an un-aired one in there or something. But on the rest I’ll pass. Seriously, if you guys missed any of the eps the first time around, you totally missed out. They’ll probably be running the majorly censored versions on the marathon…and for me…that takes all the fun out of the show. I mean come on! If it doesn’t have all the blood, it’s just SO not me. *g* And why would they run the first half of the marathon on a Friday anyways when most people are working?! That’s just rude!!! Grrrr….I’ll have to be satisfied with the few eps I did keep on tape. Weird that they’re running them now…after the show got cancelled…unless they’re thinking about bringing the show back. Things that make you go hmmm….
    Oh! I did pre-order the uncut pilot ep though. I SO can’t wait to see that. That can curb my Marcus cravings right there. Heh.

    Like my piccy? Just HAD to snag that for my wallpaper. *eg*

  597. laurel said

    I’m not giving up on Lifetime yet. They are being hard on us, but they still have to make sound financial decisions. Looks like TV programing is pretty much a crap shoot and this is not a network with a track record of big successes. It make take a couple of weeks of big numbers to get what we want, so we have to really be dedicated to the cause.
    What can we do? Keep sending postcardss, keep logging on to, pray for Susanne Daniels and Andrea Wong… Maybe we should send Henry to them! Or Vicki! (I just got Mike but I could send him, too)
    prtfvr, I don’t really think we should be sending produce yet, but I could be wrong.

    As for me? I order every available episode of Blood Ties from On-Demand every single day. I look it up on iTunes, IMbD, Google, Lifetime…
    Maybe I need an intervention.
    I still have hope.

  598. Danae said

    Morning drive-by. Today is better so far.

    Z-Doesn’t it make you feel so much better to get your problems at work out in the open and that they weren’t as bad as you thought. I guess I should follow your example. I am glad you had the guts to do it. I wouldn’t.

    I am so pissed off. My cat decided to leak on my work clothes I set out last night. She slept on them and sometimes she leaks. Luckily I think it is only my bra but it still smells. Ew!

    Laurel-I am so sorry you had a horrible afternoon. Join the club. It will get better.

    The comedy club was fun. The headliner was funny every other word out of his mouth was the F-word. I am not crazy about that.

  599. Danae said

    I mean the headliner was funny THOUGH every other word out of his mouth was the F-word.

  600. Danae said

    Hey Diz-Are you getting any of Humberto? I hope everything is alright. Let us know.

  601. Himmiefan said

    Hey Dani – yeah, I so totally do not get the appeal of the F word. That’s why I didn’t like Good Will Hunting. I joked later that if you set a record at saying the F word, then you too will win an Oscar.

    Now, Deadwood had a really funny scene where the main villan was trying not to swear. First, though, he had to figure out which words were swear words. Very funny!

    I think Sci-Fi’s shooting itself in the foot because its programming is not as good as it’s been in the past. I think someone pointed this out earlier in the blog. I mean, yes, wrestling is fiction, but it’s not science fiction! Also, I love Stargate Atlantis and BSG, but when they focus only on the violence and not on the people, it gives an unbalanced story. The relationships help explain the why behind the shoot-um ups. But, I’m female so apparently Sci-Fi isn’t interested in my opinion.

    I was thinking about USA Network because they do have a good lineup with Monk; the very, very wonderful Burn Notice; The 4400, and The Dead Zone.

    Well, work is calling. Wildstar, hope today is better!

  602. Himmiefan said

    Oh, the Hollywood Reporter has an article about how a large percent of Americans think that American TV is getting worse. What frustrates me is that TV executives see this and then give us more of the same bad stuff. Well, the three main networks that is. It’s rare that truly original, creative shows like Ugly Betty and My Name is Earl see the light of day. If they’re shown at all, they’re usually yanked before they can establish an audience.

    One of the reasons why I like BT so much – well the number 2 reason, number one is, well, you know – is that it is very creative and not like anything else on TV.

    Oh, who cares about work. This is more interesting.

  603. Himmiefan said

    I killed the blog (sniff, trembling lip).

  604. laurel said

    Hi Himmie!

    You didn’t kill the blog, we are just all being very thoughtful this morning.

  605. Danae said

    And working but now it is lunch and I can gab all I want for an hour. Whoopee!

  606. Margaret said

    Laurel: I’ve stopped writing post cards and plan to pick them back up in October but for the most part I think Lifetime is waiting for ratings and no amount of post cards can make up for that. I love that you’re still doing them but I got tired of doing it. Kind of thought I was wasting my breath with Lifetime. Right now I’m doing my best to turn others so we can boost the numbers in October. Maybe we still need to be writing the advertisers, what do you think?

  607. laurel said

    I vote for USA network if we see a change. They have big spaces in between mini-seasons but at least they seam to understand when they have something good. Monk is one of the few other programs I have on my iPod, now restored to its rightful place in my purse. Wheew! I was having a breakdown over the silly thing and I’ve only had it since mid-July.
    The techs at the Apple store were wonderful. They offered to swap out the unit as soon as they realized they couldn’t get it to “talk” to their computer. They got it to run but said I wouldn’t be able to upload anything else. Only one of them had ever seen that happen before. They even seemed to understand what a loss I was feeling when I had to hand over all my music and videos. There are some truly good people out there in customer service! (You know who you are)!

    Danae – I’m sending good vibes your way. Today has to be a better day, in spite of the cat. I have one that does that on purpose. No item of clothing can be left on the floor. I sure don’t know why and I’m not even sure which of the two cats it is, but stinky is the right word for it.

  608. elizabeth said

    Laurel I am so sorry your afternoon was not good! I’m with Arrowyn; the first thing I thought of when you said your iPod was DOA was your Blood Ties episodes. πŸ˜‰ I hope you don’t have much work that needs to be recreated and that Norman keeps his butt in Hell where he belongs for awhile and quits messing with that rift in the fabric of the Universe (you have such a great way with words!).

    On a brighter note my son made it home last night about 9pm. I didn’t tell his sister he was coming home and she was so shocked when he arrived. It was very funny to see the expression on her face πŸ™‚ She nearly knocked him over hugging him. The only thing I asked was that they gave it a couple of days before they started arguing – siblings πŸ˜‰

    Anzia – I’m proud of you girl! I am glad you talked to a supervisor and cleared the air a little. Sometimes we put so much unnecessary pressure on ourselves. You rock the phones today!!!!

  609. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Bonjour Madmoiselle Claire comment allez vous? Buongiorno Daniella, and Good Morning to the rest of my Blood Sista’s πŸ˜‰

    Dani we are getting some of the rain from Humberto, and now Ingrid’s hanging out there but I have no worries the good lord has taken care of us and we’ve been spared the last year and I think this year will be the same( keeping fingers crossed). Glad you had a good time last night. πŸ˜› Did you get a kiss ???

    Himmie you’d probably smack me upside my head then, I sadly use that word more than I should (hangs head in shame) working around contractors (potty mouths BIG TIME) you tend to follow the bad guys. 😦 I’ll try and be a better girl.

  610. Himmiefan said

    Hey Laurel. I’ve always found the Apple techs to be really knowledgable. As a trainer I notice these things. Sounds like the Apple stores train them very well before they put them out on the floor.

    Glad you’re back in iPod-business!

  611. laurel said

    Margaret, maybe if we pick a couple of the biggest advertisers, the ones that have more than one spot during a show or are consistently in a certain spot every week, and direct a campaign toward them, we could make a bigger impact. I know there was a huge list of advertisers but it is hard to spread that many cards around, not enough impact. What do you think?

  612. Himmiefan said

    Dizey – funny you should say that because even though I don’t like the F word, I’ve been watching Deadwood so much that when I saw the latest BBC “America is evil” page, I automatically said, “What a bunch of f—- @#$%!”

    Oh well….. Sigh.

  613. Danae said

    Diz-That’s good. I don’t want to have to worry about you too. I have enough worrying that my dad’s cancer doesn’t come back, that Chris doesn’t have another miscarriage, that I make another mistake at work, etc, etc, etc. Nope no kiss. I felt like I was coming down with something and I didn’t want to infect him.

    Laurel-Thanks for the vibes. My clothes weren’t on the floor. They were laid out on my couch and she used them as a bed so I had to get out my lint brush too. She has so much white hair. I actually rubbed some deodorant I had in my desk on my bra and it helped some. Surprise surprise.

    By the way Henry was wonderful last night. He eased all my worries away. I sent him on his way to you wildstar.

  614. laurel said

    Elizabeth – too funny that the screen was frozen on Coriene’s face. Still working on sending Norman back, I’ll see what damage is done at work in a few minutes.
    Glad the boy made it home safely! That should keep you smiling for a while. πŸ™‚

    Anzia – good job, girl. Take control of your own fate! (cheering ensues)

    Himmie – there’s just nothing better for business than good customer service. It sure makes for higher return sales. I wish more companies recognised that.
    Dizey – I was thinking about you, and several others, when I saw the weather map on TV this morning. Glad you’re okay. How’s Robbie? I still have all of you on my list. -P

    Well, I’d better jet off to work and see if there is anything left of my files. I am really pretty hopeful. I suspect we just didn’t look in the right spots yet.
    Rose colered glasses – check
    iPod – check
    Car keys – …… check. hehehe

  615. Danae said,
    September 13, 2007 @ 9:16 am

    Laurel-Thanks for the vibes. My clothes weren’t on the floor. They were laid out on my couch and she used them as a bed so I had to get out my lint brush too. She has so much white hair. I actually rubbed some deodorant I had in my desk on my bra and it helped some. Surprise surprise.

    Well at least I can say that my cat doesn’t do anything like that. My other cat? Whole other story. She pretty much used the whole house for her bathroom…only we didn’t realize that until it got so bad you could smell it everywhere. She just refused to use the litter box. It got to the point where we had to replace the whole carpet. Although, I wear white cat hair on my clothes all the time. I gave up trying to get rid of it. *g*

    Yo! Dizey! Thought about you this morning too. Glad you’re okay. Err…that Tropical Depression 8 didn’t get a name yet, did it? I REALLY wanna stay on top of that one. Not liking the look of that cone….

  616. lwildstar said

    Thank you Himme – warm wishes very welcome
    Thank you Danae – warm Henry always welcome
    E – sounds like you had a good night – how long are you giving them before the fighting starts?

    Laurel dear, still waiting on your email…….or did that info go with the technical difficulties? Hope you are doing better – glad things worked out with your iPod

    Mags – I’m still sending a few post cards a week just so they can’t forget us…but I really need to get back to contacting sponsors! Unforutunatly I am getting tons of spam now from the ones I emailed! geeezee…..

    Arrowyn – sent you the links

    If I forgot anyone sorry 😦

    I am having a better day so far, cross fingers and toes (not the purple one thou it still hurts) I get to have some training this afternoon whooo hooo…we’ll see how that goes!

    Well to clear my head I’m going to go do some writing – I’ll pop back in before lunch is over….

  617. prtfvr said

    Laurel said: “prtfvr, I don’t really think we should be sending produce yet, but I could be wrong.”

    First: ROTFLMAO!
    Second: The produce was for Dizey.
    Third: You’d have to pry that cucumber out of Diz’s cold, dead “hands” to send it to Lifetime and I seriously doubt they’d want it by then. πŸ˜‰

    I’m so totally up for a Halloween Blood Ties Par-TAY!! Who’s going to Reston with us?

  618. prtfvr said

    Diz: I was wondering about you and Humberto! So glad you’re ok! Don’t make me come down there! >:I

  619. Danae said

    Lunch time is over so I have to get back to work. Boohoo!

  620. DIZEY1 :-) said


    OMG !! I didn’t realize Laurel thought the *produce* was for Lifetime ROFLMAO πŸ˜€ I’m howling over hear, and yes cold dead hands πŸ˜‰ No they would not want it, hell sounds so gross now don’t know if I want it. Ok so is it gonna be Halloween ? We need to really pick a time so I can schedule time off Woooo hooooo I am so ready! So far so good on the Humberto storm, and sorry my east coasters but I hope Ingrid stays out of the Gulf πŸ˜›

    Oh and **Dr.Z** the corn sounds painful but thanx anyway, I mentioned yesterday that I needed an *Emanuelle (a virtual vibrator)* hence the Produce (hee hee hee)

  621. elizabeth said

    Oh, man – I so want to go to a Halloween Blood ties Par-TAY!!!! I need to ramp up my positive energy so that I win that pesky lottery right away!

  622. elizabeth said

    lwildstr – I give my adorable children until the weekend to start squabbeling. Justin loves to tormen Krysten and she gives back as good as she gets. Sometimes I just duck because it doesn’t take them long to find something to laugh about either.

  623. elizabeth said

    Hey Diz, if you see a slight shimmer around your home, don’t worry. I’m sending a protective bubble your way πŸ˜‰ Can’t have pesky weather messing with our girl now, can we?

  624. DIZEY1 :-) said


    Yo! Dizey! Thought about you this morning too. Glad you’re okay. Err…that Tropical Depression 8 didn’t get a name yet, did it? I REALLY wanna stay on top of that one. Not liking the look of that cone….

    Thanks so far so good, and aren’t you in Florida along with my Maggie May? I may need to have ya’ll come and stay with me if you need to evacuate, woohoo party at my house (Hurricane Party) I got the supplies and Maggie May mom makes great Pina Colada’s if the Mudslide didn’t work πŸ˜‰

  625. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Thanx E,

    I was working on my Secret board last night and I’ve printed out my Secret check and will fill it in and add that to my board also. Oooh speaking of The Secret I went online last night and Googled Italian Villas and printed out one that we can go look at when my Secret money arrives. It’s in Trevi OMG 17th century villa and we can take the train into Rome , does that sound good my sista’s ??? I’m serious when my money gets here first thing I’m doing is getting all of ya’ll on a plane w/me and we’re going to buy the VILLA and ya’ll can go there any time you like πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ I’m stoked you can see the town of Trevi from the villa and we’re actually in a little hamlet. Waaaay Cool 😎
    I’ll try and find the link so ya’ll can get a taste for what the future holds for us (hee hee hee) Yeah baby!!!!

  626. prtfvr said

    So I get some soup from the cafe’ downstairs. I say “no crackers please”. “Sure, no problem” he says. Guess what I’m sitting here with? Crackers…and a fork! What the hell? It’ll take me forever to eat it with a fork! SHEESH! πŸ™‚

  627. lwildstar said

    Lunch time is over so I have to get back to work. and I oonly got one paragraph typed because they wouldn’t leave me alone! Henry and Mike just got……ooops wait don’t want to give anything away.

    Well my lovelies I’ll catch up with you later!

  628. DIZEY1 :-) said


    They expect you to eat soup w/a fork? πŸ˜› Can you say minimum wage ??

  629. prtfvr said

    I was right! You can’t possibly eat this soup with a fork unless you stick a fork in it, put it in the freezer and eat it as a soupcicle. DAMN!

  630. prtfvr said

    Nothing like walking by and seeing a fat chick chug down a bowl of soup. “No, really. This isn’t why I’m fat. It’s just the circumstances that have forced me to drink from the bowl like some sort of bumpkin.” Sheesh!

    Damn Diz, you know how when you’re day’s full of minor annoyances but they keep adding up until the last guy on the straw gives you a damn FORK to eat your soup?! And that just pushes you over the edge? Hmmm?? And crackers?! I specifically said NO CRACKERS and he said “No crackers, no problem!” Oh shit! He was black! I probably heard the comma in the wrong place!

    It was more liable to be “No, CRACKER! No problem!” I need to start paying better attention!

  631. Anzia said

    Diz- you would shuck the corn first! Sheesh…^_^

  632. elizabeth said

    prtfvr – I hate to admit this, but my son pretty much always eats Chicken Noodle Soup with a fork. Should I be worried???? I can’t figure out how he does it and I am pretty sure he does it to freak me out….

  633. Claire said

    Hahahaha! You crazy chicks! Produce anyone? Diz..yes popped into my brain this morning while I was watching the news..glad you’re ok!
    My cats..can’t see a tablecloth or placemat..they wait until I’m sleeping and time!!!!!!!!!! I wake up and all placemats are covered in hair!!!!

    I was up late one night and caught Smokie…rubbing himself all over the placemats!!!!

    Anyway…Are we having a BT/drinking game/Halloween Party or what?

    Check yas later…ma maison est folle aujourd’hui! Chris has the day off…Nikki is home also! and Chris is the biggest baby! 6ft5 in running around underfoot
    teasing Nikki…harrassing her to go to Best buy with him!
    So be back in bit!

  634. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Girl You crack me up! NO CRACKER! too bad for him if he was the straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back huh?? Sorry DUDE! FRAP!! πŸ™‚

    Hey ya’ know I haven’t heard from Dr.duChat since I sent her my pic’s, do you think she’s freaked out and said No Photoshop can fix this?? She’s scared that’s the ticket ! I’m a chub what can I say I’m going to the damn gym and working it off as quickly as I can (freakin’ diabetes) , oohhh it’s my third eye not WIldstalker and the hump on my back. It shifts from time to time not sure how or why that happens and I do have a limp πŸ˜‰ but she shouldn’t be able to see that in those pictures hmmmmmmmmm.

  635. prtfvr said

    E, that’s different. It has noodles and then you work your way to the broth but this is…broth, and I’m only half way through it. Sure, I could go back downstairs for a spoon but…miss all this?! No WAY!

  636. prtfvr said

    Note to self: When visiting Claire, bring carry out.

  637. prtfvr said

    Well geez, Diz. Now we have TWO members with a third eye. Hope you have bangs like wildstar or we’re going to have one crazy looking group photo one day!

  638. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Ohhhhh you shuck the corn first. Still I say Painful! Creammed corn ewwwww

    Claire, Clearly there would be a Halloween Drinking Game ooh fun!

  639. prtfvr said

    Diz: ROTFLMAO!

  640. prtfvr said

    I don’t drink. I guess I’ll referee and NOT have a roommate!

  641. prtfvr said

    Now I’m tired from eating that soup. Was it the warmth or the effort? I’ll never know. πŸ˜‰

  642. DIZEY1 :-) said

    Check ya’ll out when I get back from lunch , I’ll be having homemade chicken salad on a bed of lettuce and homemade bread ( ala Mom Love her she cooks) YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM