Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I have issues...

Ok, I need your help.

Before I go any further, I'm sure those of you who really know me, are wondering how in the world I can make such under statements?

Of COURSE I have issues!

Of COURSE I need help!


Anyway, I'm serious attention!! :-)

So, here's the thing. How do you "break up" with a company? I mean, what do you say, when they ask you WHY you're leaving them? That's the hardest thing for me to answer.

Case in point. For a few months now, we've tossed around the idea of switching security companies. We have  had the OTHER company for the 12 years we've lived in this house. Never had to use them (really). In fact, we hardly even activate the thing unless we're all gone from the house.

Fast forwarding to yesterday. This guy comes by and gives us a pretty good sales pitch about ANOTHER company. Long story short, we decided to go with them. However, I will say that I wasn't too happy about the technician being in the area and "had time" to come on by and install the new equipment  last night. Do you know he didn't leave here until after 10:30pm? ARGH!! I had to call the OTHER company and "break up" with them. And of course they asked me why we were canceling our service. They went on and on about how they've been our security provider for the past 12 years and how the hate to see us leave. (well, we hate when your rates go up too...but you don't hear us you.) We've gotten the letters over the years telling us about the "slight"  increase in charges. And we adjust accordingly.

Why can't they do that?

Why do they make you feel so bad about leaving them?

And WHY do you offer me a better rate or better service AFTER I tell you that we're "quitting" you?

So, are ya'll honest and tell them exactly why you're leaving? Do you tell them that you're going with another company? HELP???

Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy Fathers Day...a day late

Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there.

Just like Mothers Day, this sure is a low key day around the Bibbs household. Other than going to church (which was AWESOME, by the way!) we all just sat around and looked at eachother (and TV of course).

I called my dad to wish him a HFD, but he seemed a little distracted (by someone). So we didn't get to chat much. (I need to look into that...I'm his favorite only daughter!!!)

As far as the happenings at our house, as I said, it was very low key. In fact, I didn't even buy Mister M. a card this year. I know, I'm such a slacker wife.

Man, times are hard. And cards are expensive. And he could care less if he got one or not.  However, Jayla came through like a champ and made daddy a card. I think those are his favs anyway. Hmmm, I may need to consider that next year.

Anyhoo, I guess Jayla thought that I felt bad because I didn't get a card for Fathers Day. Because she made me one too. Check this out...

See, I toldja...I AM the best mom ever! LOL

I can't wait to show these cards to Jayla when she gets to be a teenager. So cute! So special!

SO...what are some great (or not so great) gifts that you've received on your special Fathers/Mothers day? Do tell...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Whose line is it anyway?

Me and Mister M. love to laugh and watch movies. Sadly, we don't watch them near as much as we'd like to. But thanks to some of the channels we have, we are able to catch a few good movies every now and again.

Another thing that we really enjoy doing, is talking in movie lines. I guess it's kind of an "inside" thing for us. But we are finding that a lot of people actually do it. So let's say it's an "IN" thing to do.

We're so HIP & COOL!

You know you wanna be like us! :-)

It's kinda fun to be out with friends, and an opportunity presents itself for me and/or Mister M. to blurt out one of our favorite movie lines.

Again, we're so HIP & COOL and weird & dorky!

Here are some of the movies we like to quote from:

  • "LIFE" (the one with Eddie Murphy & Martin Lawrence. NOT the one about nature & animals)
  • "The Color Purple" (ok, this one is most often quoted by me. As M-I-S-T-E-R doesn't really care for this movie.)
  • "The Proposal" (this is our most recent addition of movies. Surprisingly enough, Mister M. likes this "chick flick")
  • "Pulp Fiction" (like The Color Purple is for me, this is one that Mister M. quotes from quite a bit. And honestly, I usually have to ask, "What? What movie is that from?" He gets so's hilarious)
  • "Jackie Brown" (like Pulp Fiction, this is one of Misters favs)
  • "Shrek" - all of them (who doesn't enjoying quoting lines from Donkey?)
  • "O Brother Where Art Thou?" (If you've never seen this one, check it out. George Clooney shows a totally different side of himself in this flick. Too funny!)
  • "Wild Hogs" (John Travolta is hilarious in this movie. He's the main character we quote from this one.)
  • "The Nutty Professor/The Klumps" (the Eddie Murphy version)
  • "Friday" (Gotta love Chris Tucker & Ice Cube!)
  • "The 5th Element" (I'm a big fan of Bruce Willis)
**Added 6/16/11 @ 2:25pm**
I forgot about "Rush Hour" (I & II). And another one for Mister M., "Scarface". Surprisingly enough, the lines that he quotes from Scarface do NOT contain the "F" word :-).

I'm sure there are more. But this is all I can think of right now.

Now don't leave me out here hanging. TELL me that some of you talk "movie" too! If so, what are some of your favorite movies and/or movie lines? 

Friday, June 10, 2011

So, what's on TV?

Don't know what's gotten into me lately. But I've been watching quite a bit of TV.

Ok, wait...before I ride this horse any further, know that I'm actually not even at home that much :-).

But when I am home and I'm not either on Facebook, doing some type of craft, on Facebook, scrapbooking, cleaning/doing laundry or on Facebook...I'm watching TV. :-)

And not just ANY TV either. I LOVE reality "type" shows.

Not sure what I mean? Check this out....these are the types of shows that I enjoy filling the "empty" parts of my day with.

~What Not To Wear
~ Say Yes To the Dress
~Say Yes To The Dress: Big Bliss (This is for the big girls, aka, plus sized or "Full Figured")
~Platinum Brides
~My Fair Wedding with David Tutera (Mr. Tutera does some awesome wedding designs)
~Bridezillas (This is only a "sometimes". I get too angry when I watch this one)
*Are we seeing a trend here?
~American Justice
~The First 48
~Cold Case Files
*Oooo, another trend...
~It Only Hurts When I Laugh!
~Worlds Dumbest....
* I get a kick out of seeing people humiliate themselves.
~Man v Food
~Food Network: Challenge
~Amazing Wedding Cakes
~Divine Design (I love Candice Olson)

NOTE: Added 6/10/11 @ 12:47pm
Allow me to clear a couple things up. I don't watch ALL of the listed shows EVERYday! When I DO watch TV, these are shows that I look for and/or prefer to watch. Oh, and I forgot, I also enjoy watching professional soccer.
Now back to our regularly scheduled programs...LOL...I crack me up!!

(I'm thinking it would've been easier just to say that I like the A&E, TruTV, TLC & We TV channels, huh?)

Well, that's all I can think of right now. But there are some episodes of these shows that I'll watch over, and over, and over. You should see Mister M's face when he walks in our room and one of these shows (especially a wedding related show) is on our TV. Priceless! lol

So, do you think when I'm not at home out running errands, I should see a shrink? I mean, watching these types of shows should be called...SOME type of medical term!  I mean, I have NO desire to get married again! NO desire to kill anyone. NO plans of trying ANY of the stunts I see people try on Tru TV! And NO desire to try most of the foods I see featured/prepared on the cooking shows. But I can decorate a mean birthday cake...just nothing like the ones they refer to as AMAZING!

But I sure do enjoy watching this stuff.

Note: I would, actually, like to appear on, "What Not To Wear". I mean have you seen how I dress myself? My 9 year old dresses herself better than I do...oh wait, now THAT'S a stretch.

But ya'll get what I'm saying, right?

So, tell me, what are some of your favorite "guilty pleasure" TV programs?

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Moment of nostalgia...

Hey everyone!

Not sure why this subject hit me today. But I was thinking that, in all the years that I've been doing this blog, I've never, at least I don't remember, told you guys about...ME!

Considering I've been on this lovely planet for a little over 40 years now...I won't bore you with my HERstory. I won't lay back on your "cyber sofa" and tell you what life was like when I was a child.

But what I will do, is share my past with you in pictures. A friend of mine got onto me recently for doing my last post without pictures. Well, sweetie...this one's for YOU!!! :-)

Before I get started with this walk down memory lane, I ask that you respect your elders...and DON'T LAUGH at my pictures! :-)

Got it?

Great! Ok...take my hand and let's get started, shall we?

6 or 7 months old
Are ya'll laughing already???

1st Birthday
Me and my momma.

Me & my momma again at my 5th birthday
(that was my FAVORITE dress! Purple velvet...
Don't get no better 'n nat!) lol
Me and my diddy at the Bronx Zoo!
I love you, Dad!!!
1st Grade
(I can hear ya'll...)
2nd Grade
My 1st Communion 
YEP! I was a Girl Scout!
(What a GOOFY smile! Guess it went with that
GOOFY hairstyle!)
Me & my sister before my 7th grade graduation.
Sweet 16!
10th grade
Man, why didn't SOMEONE talk me outta the bangs & the
Flying Nun hairstyle and the AWFUL lipstick?
Senior cap & gown photo
Class of '84 IN THA HOUSE!!!
Jr./Sr. Prom
(YES! I had a date...but this ain't and never has been about him!)
Dec. 17, 1988
My wedding day!
Glamour Shot moment
Leather...with the collar up...REALLY?
20th (2008) wedding anniversary photo shoot
(I just LOVE that man!)
Me & oldest dear daughter!
We're so cool! :-)
Me and my OTHER favorite guy, Markell!
Me & J' baby girl
Well, last Summer :-)
Welp, that's about all I have for now! Any questions? Comments? CONCERNS? Lol

Oh, wait, I do have one more....

This was the temperature here, in lovely, Powder Springs, Ga
at 11:15 this morning! At 1pm, it hit 100F!
Ok, seriously...that's all for today. :-) I'm OUT.....