Just for You... Reviews by Lissete



Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Beyond Words

Two video posts in one day. I guess I'm a bit addicted to YouTube :)

These people are awesome beyond words!

70's TV

This used to be one of my favorite shows when I was about 4. Loved the magic flute & PufnStuf. I thought Witchiepoo was the meanest. Even now, I sometimes find myself humming the tune. After about 35 years, I find out that this show may have had a hidden meaning. At least that is what they are saying on the internet. Heck, I just found out about Puff the Magic Dragon only after "Meet the Parents" came out. I guess, I'm just oblivious to some things. I do know that I enjoyed practically all of the Krofft shows including Sigmund & the Sea Monsters which is also said to have some hidden meaning. I wonder if the Bugaloos, Far Out Space Nuts & Land of the Lost also were sending me signals. Regardless, I turned out OK. All I can say is that even if these shows did have "hidden" meanings or "double entendres" I would still prefer it that way than now a days where they don't even try to "hide" the "meanings" in today's children Programming.

I'm sure this post won't mean anything to kids who grew up in the 80's, but I'm sure that 70's kids remember. Come on, stand up & show your age! :) Here is a list of some of my favorites add any that you may remember.

Sesame Street

Captain Kangaroo

Schoolhouse Rock

The Bugaloos

Sigmund & the Sea Monsters

Land of the Lost

Far Out Space Nuts

Family Affair

Brady Bunch

Partridge Family

Gilligan’s Island

That Girl

I Love Lucy

Monday, February 26, 2007

Strawberries & Rolls & Jerks, Oh My!

We went out to the Redlands again today. I think I posted about this road before. Two lane road where for some reason all the idiot drivers like to drive. We were heading out to the farm to buy some cinnamon rolls & strawberries. Traffic was flowing at about 40 MPH. Nice drive in the country. Until, this idiot came out of nowhere at about 70 MPH almost going head on into on-coming traffic and pracically side swiping the car ahead of us. Jerk!

*** Edit to add: I don't wan't anyone to think that I am a creless driver taking pics while I drive. :) Danny was driving. I had my camera out because i was taking shots of the farms. Yes, that is the jerk driver in the blue van on the left. See all the oncoming cars??***

We did make it in one piece although my nerves were a bit frazzled! A strawbrry milkshake & a cinnamon roll sure did take care of that though. Just call me Fatty McFatty.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Comraderie in PJs

I'm sure that I have written on here before about how I roll out of bed, slap on a pair of sunglasses and drive my girls to school in my jammies. My worst fear is getting stopped by a cop or worse, get in an accident. A few years ago, I did get in an accident on the way to school. While waiting at a red light, the guy behind me decided not to stop. Well, rescue came and there I am, in my pjs. No bra, sunglasses with no sun & I had barely ran a brush through my hair. Plus, it was one of those rare cold days in S. Fla. so I had on socks, flip flops & this mexican poncho looking thing. Are you getting a visual yet???

The paramedics come up to my car & I just about died. Remember, Danny is a FF/Para, these are his friends!

Anyhoo, back to the point of this post. On the way back home after dropping off the girls yesterday, I pass by this house on the block before mine. This lady jumps out of the car in her spiderman pj bottoms, superman top & sunglasses!!! The sun is not out yet! I honk my horn at her to show my support & comraderie. I think she got scared. Until, I pointed at my own Tinkerbell attire. Then, she seemed to realize our connection. Laughed and gave me the thumbs up! Although I may have seemed like a creepy weirdo, I was just so happy to know that I am not the only one.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Friday's Feast #132

This is my first ever Friday's Feast!

Feast One Hundred & Thirty Two

Where on your body do you have a scar, and what caused it?

I have a long scar from when they had to remove a 13 cm cyst along with an ovary & my baby holder.

What is something that has happened to you that you would consider a miracle?

Hello! I survived a heart attack then a month later I lost over 1/2 the blood in my body yet my heart continued to pump!

Name a television personality who really gets on your nerves.

One word: Trump

Main Course
What was a funny word you said as a child (such as "pasketti" for "spaghetti")?

Me, I don' know. My girls both called Mickey Mouse, Meemau & spaghetti was spazgetti, macaroni was rockaroni.

Fill in the blank: I have always thought ______ was _________.

I always thought that I was normal!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Grey's Rocks My Socks

So I am finally breathing normally. I must have been holding my breath for the past hour. I LOVE this show! I am considerin starting a petition to make this at least a 2 hr show. Anyone with me? It starts and before I know it, it's over! Can't wait till next week!

Not much else to write about. Blog Blahs. Be careful, it's contagious!

Monday, February 19, 2007

Art is your emotions flowing in a river of imagination

Danny & I went to the Coconut Grove Arts Festival today. I think it gets bigger & bigger every year. Fortunately, we had a beautiful day & it wasn't as hot as previous years. There was lots of interesting art. Of course, everyone has their own defenition of art. There was a wide array of all types of art. Paintings, Photographs, clay, metal, jewelry.... you name it, they had it. And if you want it, it will cost you big $$$$$$. Needless to say we left empty handed. We usually do. Below are the sculptures that never cease to amaze me. Be sure to click on them to make them bigger. I see them year after year but we still tend to wait around to see if they move. These sculptures have everything from goosebumps, to veins, to cellulite! I think I will have one made of myself, so Danny can put it in his house after I die :)

Thursday, February 15, 2007


Now all I have to do is post 6 quirky things about myself on my blog.

* I don't like different foods touching on my plate.

* I don't like tomatoes but I love ketchup.

* I can't whistle out, only in.

* I LOVE dipping my french fries in chocolate milkshake. YUM!

* I can't ride in the back seat of a car, makes me real sick!

* I can't wear turtlenecks or cowlnecks or anything around my neck. It drives me nuts!

That's only 6 out of a gazillion! :)

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day
Hugs to All!

Last Minute Shopping

This is what Walgreen's looked like yesterday afternoon. I am still kickingmyself for not having my camera with me a few minutes ago. I went in to pick up a poster board with Kari, it was wall to wall people. Everyone was clutching something pink or red. Heck, it's the thought that counts. It doesn't matter that not much thought went into it. :) Tomorrow, everybody & their mothers will be on a street corner selling flowers & other cutesie stuff for all the ones that did not want to make the lines tonight.

I'm one to talk though. We really don't "do" Valentine's Day. We won't even go out to dinner tomorrow because all the restaurants will be mad crazy. Doesn't mean that we don't love each other. Just means that we don't need a special day to prove it. That's done on a daily basis. Through thick or thin. Good times & bad. Paycheck to paycheck. Plus I buy myself presents every day anyways. Well, I'm off to find that postr board now.

Appointment at the DMV

My stomach is already doing flip flops. Not because of the lines & the wait at the DMV. Not even because of the sometimes surly DMV folks. On Friday I am taking both my babies to get their license. Actually, Kat gets her license & Kari gets her learner's permit. We have delayed it as much as possible. I was driving all over Miami & the Keys at 16. Kat will be 18 next month, I guess it's time. But, it still is stressing me out.

I'm not so worried about her driving skills as I am about all the idiots on the road. For some reason, people do not understand the concept of a "Stop" sign. Oh, and common courtesy.... what's that?

"The decision to have a child is to accept that your heart

will forever walk about outside your body"

~ Katharine Hadley

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Bra-less Saturday

Happiness is not wearing a bra. This is my kind of day! I have spent the whole day in a t-shirt, shorts and no bra! Nothing else to say, just thought I'd share my joy! :)

EDIT to ADD: I forgot to add that I did not leave my house. I did go in my backyard. BUT, if they are looking inside my house or over our 6 foot wood fence, then I can not be held liable if they go blind! :)

Thursday, February 08, 2007


I have been called many things in my life. Miss, Mrs, Katrina's Mommy, Karilyn's Mommy. The closest to royalty that I've been, is my self appointed titles of Queen Lissy & Queen of Shopping. Well here is the Aristocratic title that I was given

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Countess-Palatine Lissete the Pusillanimous of Much Bottom
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title

First of all, I had to go to the Merriam-Webster site to look up Pusillanimous because I did not know what the heck it meant. It's from the latin pusillus which means very small (which I am) + animus which means spirit or animated. OK we are good so far. But, that is just the root of the word. The definition is actually lacking courage.

So I am a short hyper chicken sh*t countess with a huge butt!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Tuesday Morning

I arrived at Tuesday Morning today, Tuesday morning, 5 minutes before their scheduled opening time of 8AM. Apparently, they decided to open earlier and the store was packed. Not only was it packed but all the good stuff that I wanted was gone! I woke up early. Ok, I had to get up anyway to take the girls to school. I usually take them in my PJs and pray that I don't get stopped or get in an accident or something. It's happened before, but I didn't learn my lesson. Anyhoo, I got up, got dressed, drove to Tuesday Morning and didn't get any bargains!
Not a happy camper. So, to make myself feel better I go to Target. Here I find a bunch of crap at 75% off so that makes me feel a bit better.

On a side note, what is up with the diapered astronaut chick? All these psycho love triangle people lately. Fortunately for the diaper girl's target, the nut case did not succeed. Not like, the other psycho who messed with the girl's parachute and the poor woman plunged to her death. Question. Is any man worth losing everything? Family, Pride, Freedom?? Very sad. Especially since the astronaut has a husband & 3 kids. I did find the diaper part amusing though!

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Love Your Heart

One in three American women die from heart disease, making it the leading killer of women in America. In 2002, heart disease killed more women than breast cancer, lung cancer and strokes combined, according to statistics from the National Heart Lung and Blood institute.

Have a heart. A healthy one. Make a promise to love- and protect- your heart today!

I meant to post this on the 2nd but I forgot. As many of you know, I had a heart attack in 2002 at the age of 35. I was thin & physically active. I don' smoke either. But I have a family history. My dad passed away at the age of 37 after suffering a massive heart attack. I got the genes.

I urge everyone to see your doctor & get a check-up.

To get started you can take the Go Red Heart Check-Up today.

There is also a lot of great info at Women Heart.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Some fun

If you are wondering. Yes, the dog is still barking. But I just entered some contests to pass the time so I have something to look foward to with my fingers crossed. Bad doggies make me frown, contests make me smile.

Doesn’t everyone like to win something? I know I do, so check out 5 minutes for mom today! They have a fun contest going on to keep us smiling until the Ultimate Blog Party gets here! The prize is being sponsored by Alli’s Originals. So, don’t forget to head over to 5 Minutes for Mom and find out how you can enter to win a fabulous prize!!!!

For your listening pleasure

Since I LOVE to share, I wanted to let you enjoy what I've been listening to for two days. Non-stop. Speakers way up for maximum experience. It'll be like you were right here.

To say that I am angry is to put it mildly.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Objects In The Rearview Mirror....

....Are closer than they appear. So you know that this guy was literally on our rear bumper! I hate it when people do that. We were driving on a two lane road which is known for it's high rate of accidents. Especially because of people like that idiot who cannot stand going the speed limit so they try to pass and hit someone head on, because they can't wait the extra 2 seconds. So of course, tailing us will make us & all the other cars ahead of us go faster. Not! Eventualy he decides to pass us but does not realize that there are about 6 cars ahead of us plus that there was an 18 wheeler coming in the opposite direction! Patience is a virtue! Relax! Arrive Alive. If you want to kill yourself, don't kill others in the process!

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