JUDY FROM THE BLOCK

JUDY FROM THE BLOCK

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Retro wifey, mommy to a princess, editor, PETA fanatic, and I Love Lucy!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

WHOEVER SAID DOG WAS MAN'S BEST FRIEND, NEVER OWNED A CAT!


FOR ALL YOU DOG LOVERS, DON'T GET ALL "OUT OF YOUR SKIN" ABOUT THIS BLOG.  I GREW UP WITH DOGS, NOT CATS, AND I STILL LOVE DOGS TOO!  IT'S JUST THAT CATS ALWAYS GET A BAD RAP.  PEOPLE THINK THEY JUST LAY AROUND DOING NOTHING, AND THAT'S JUST NOT TRUE.  

SO, ON BEHALF OF ALL THE KITTY KITTIES, I AM TAKING A STAND! 

HERE I'LL SHOW YOU WHAT I MEAN:  


THEY CAN SCARE AWAY BURGLARS!




THEY'LL WALK WITH YA, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ASK!



NO HELP NEEDING TO BATHE!




INCREDIBLY SELF-SUFFICIENT!



MUSICAL GENIUS!




EXERCISE PARTNER!




NO TOYS, THANK YOU; JUST BRING ME HOME A BOX!


LOYAL, FAITHFUL; A BEST FRIEND!

13 YEARS TOGETHER!!













Sunday, October 23, 2011

HAPPY 40TH BIRTHDAY TO MY HUSBAND, AND...


HUBBY'S BIRTHDAY WAS OCT 20.  HE IS OFFICIALLY IN THE SAME DECADE AS ME, ONCE AGAIN.  HE IS THE BIG 4-0!  I'M A TAD OLDER THAN THAT...



I KNEW FOR HIS BIRTHDAY HE DEFINITELY NEEDED A NEW GPS FOR HIS TRUCK.  (EVEN THOUGH THIS IS HIS THIRD ONE)!  AND BELIEVE ME, IF IT WASN'T FOR HIS JOB, I WOULDN'T HAVE BOUGHT HIM ANOTHER ONE.  AND SINCE I HAD A HARD TIME SWALLOWING BUYING ANOTHER ONE, THOUGH I DID, I SAID IT WAS FROM OUR DAUGHTER, DESTINI.
SO, WHAT COULD I GET HIM FROM ME THAT HE WOULD LOVE.  HMMMM....PONDERING,
THINKING, WONDERING, AND THEN I CHECKED OUR "BUCKET LIST!"  AHA!  PERFECT!!!
THERE WAS "SOMEONE" COMING TO TOWN ON THE DAY OF HIS BIRTHDAY THAT ACTUALLY WAS ON OUR "BUCKET LIST" TO SEE.  I WENT ONLINE TO PURCHASE THE TICKETS FOR THE BEST AVAILABLE SEATS, ROW 11, FLOOR SEATS, WAS THE BEST I COULD GET...SCORE!! 

IT JUST SO HAPPENS I FOLLOW THIS PERSON ON TWITTER TOO!  AFTER DOING SOME FACT CHECKING, I REALIZED THAT THIS PERSON COMING IN CONCERT, IT WAS HIS BIRTHDAY TOO!  SAME MONTH, SAME DAY, SAME YEAR!  BOTH OF THEM TURNING 40!  THIS WAS BEGINNING TO GET CREEPY; BUT OBVIOUSLY, IT WAS MEANT TO BE!

We were wayyyy early, because we were just so darn excited!



SO, WHO IS THIS FAMOUS PERSON WHO SHARES MY HUSBAND'S BIRTHDAY? 














The "DOGFATHER" of them all...

Yes-sir-ee, Snoooooooooop!
He enters, the crowd ROARS....





You know as I looked around before and after the concert, I was so impressed with all the diversity I was witnessing.  Sitting behind me and hubby was an elder gentleman, late 60s early 70s, with his Phoenix Suns T-shirt on and his Phoenix Suns hat on, had a whole row all to himself, and was at the Snoop concert! And certainly was having as good a time at the concert as all of us were.  There were young, there were old.  There were different races, different religions, gay and straight.  It's a shame a concert has such "diversity," yet in the real world it's all "sticks and stones" and a lot of nonsense fighting.  Just food for thought...

We had a BLAST! Hubby was thrilled and his birthday was a total success! 

Some might would say that a Snoop concert would be the last place they would want to go...for their own different reasons.  You may not like him, you may not like rap music, you may not like that he curses; but one thing he is, as he said at the end of his concert...

"I'M ALL ABOUT
PEACE, LOVE, AND HARMONY."


Monday, October 10, 2011

PIMP MY RIDE...


BECAUSE MY DAD IS "GENDER-BLIND," HE'S ALWAYS TRYING TO SNEAK SOMETHING KINDA "BOYISH" IN MY FACE, EVEN THOUGH I AM A GIRLIE GIRL! 


*I HAD MY FIRST FOOTBALL BEFORE I WAS BORN....OK DAD, YOU KNEW I WAS A GIRL! 

*BOUGHT ME A WOODEN CAR SET FOR MY ROOM AFTER I WAS BORN....AS IF!

*HAD MY FIRST PAIR OF AIR JORDANS AT 3 MONTHS OF AGE...OK, THOSE WERE CUTE!

*MY FIRST PAIR OF OSH-KOSH B'GOSH OVERALLS AT 1 YEAR OLD.  THANK GOD YOU PUT BACK THE PAIL AND SHOVEL...LIKE I'D GET MY HANDS DIRTY, PSSSH!

*BOUGHT MY FIRST PHOENIX SUNS JERSEY WITH MATCHING SHOES THIS SEASON...IF THE SUNS WIN, THEN GOOD CHOICE!  IF NOT, I'LL PICK OUT MY OWN CLOTHES FROM HERE ON OUT!

*AND NOW, AT 2 YEARS OF AGE, MY FIRST RIDE IS A JOHN DEERE TRACTOR...UNLESS THAT PUPPY IS PAINTED BASHFUL AND BLUSH (PINK AND PINK), I'M NOT RIDIN THAT THING!

PLEASE, SOMEBODY,
PIMP MY RIDE!

P.S: THANK HEAVEN MOM KNOWS I AM ALL GIRL!




Saturday, October 8, 2011

WE ARE ISad



MR. JOBS CHANGED THE WAY
WE LISTEN TO MUSIC,
TALK ON THE PHONE,
USE COMPUTERS,
AND SO MUCH MORE....


YOU WERE GENIUS!

iResign


To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:


I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.


I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.


As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.


I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.


I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.
ONE MONTH LATER, YOU PASSED AWAY, LEAVING BEHIND YOUR LEGACY...
YOU ALSO CHANGED THE WAY DISNEY-PIXAR
BROUGHT ANIMATION TO OUR KIDS...

I SAY TO YOU MR. JOBS....
"TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!"


Monday, October 3, 2011


HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY,
DESTINI....








THE BEST PART OF THE DAY
FOR THE KIDS WAS THE JUMPER/BOUNCER!
OF COURSE...

PRESENTS, PRESENTS, PRESENTS...

CLOTHES AND SHOES, THAT'S A GIVEN;
AND ALWAYS A BLESSING...

A NEW FLAT SCREEN FOR HER BEDROOM!

DISNEY PRINCESS BEDROOM SET AND CHAIR!

BECAUSE SHE IS A POLO KINDA CHICK!

AND SO MANY, MANY MORE!

Thank you all who came to share Destini's day! 


And now, of course, mommy is going to get sentimental.  My gift to you, Destini, that couldn't be bought with money....

Two years ago today, we were at the hospital anxious for your arrival.  What would you look like?  How big would you be?  Will you bond immediately?

We picked your birthday, Oct 3, 2009.  We knew for three days in advance that you would be here on that day, unless of course you had other plans.  Those few days felt like a year!!  I am not sure we even slept those nights.  We left for the hospital at 5:30am Oct 3, 2009.  Nine hours later, you arrived!  You were perfect!  Seeing you for the first time was unlike anything I had ever experienced in my life!

The next two years have flown by.  I was holding your new baby cousin (lil Rome) today on your birthday and I remember when you were that little.  WOW!  Like it was yesterday!  Where did the time go?  When did you start becoming so independent?

I remember saying at your 1st birthday, "look how big you are."  And during that year, we watched you transform from our little baby girl to a little toddler.  No more bottles.  No more pacifiers.  No more crib. 

Now, today, it is your 2nd birthday!  I have no idea what is in store for us this year, but I do know mommy and daddy will be with you every step you take. 

I am struck with such different emotions as you get older.  But I think the BEST emotion that sums it up every day, week, month and year is that...

I LOVE YOU