Friday, December 29, 2006

Happy New Year - 2006, where the hell did you go?

Well, here we are - the last few days of 2006, and what a year it's been. I can't believe the time has flown by so quickly. In an attempt to figure out where the time went, I will be doing a re-cap. Yes, I know they can get boring, but I've done my best to spruce this up a bit.

**psst - I tried for pictures for every song - but due to switching comptuers, and Yahoo not wanting to co-operate, you're getting what yer getting**

DISCLAIMER: I did not take any of these pictures (except the cabin), and at this point, I'm not sure where they came from. I just know that I'M not taking any credit for them.

January - I started the year in a cabin up north with ol' whatzhisname and a couple of other friends. Very peaceful, no tv, just four friends, booze, some weed and a game of Scene It. Oh yeah, and some toboggans and a very slick run. VERY ZEN.

I eagerly anticipated the beginning of American Idol. I instantly fall in love with a grey-haired singer from Alabama during the Las Vegas auditions, and become a member of the AI boards for the first time in history. While there, I meet a group of absolutely FABULOUS people and we are dubbed the Soul Patrol, which in itself is a really cool fan nickname. Simon Cowell predicts that even though Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul put Taylor through to Hollywood, he won't make it to the finals.

Work wise I was still just doing security, but the year started with some fantastic shows. Mainly four shows of Bon Jovi. SIGH. What a man...{drool}...what a voice....{more drool}. I also saw Hilary Duff twice, which sucked because hot men don't go see teenage singing sensations unless they're either a) gay (which I have no problem with, but then there's no point in hitting on them :D) or b) creepy pedophiles.

February - Second month of the year, and things are looking good for Mr. Hicks. I spend more time glued to my computer getting to know my online friends, and as a result ol' you - know - who spends more time bitching about how the internet is the worst possible thing to ever be invented. Although I do come up for air long enough to remember to buy him a few DVD's for his birthday present. I also spent every Wednesday night glued to the TV set. I also sat on the couch for the first time - and haven't left since.

Concerts viewed during this month: Nickleback, Gowan (but this one I went to as a patron - he did Strange Animal live with an orchestra and it was AMAZING), and Jann Arden. It would have been more, but I spent most of my shifts working the AHL games - GO MARLIES GO!! (The Toronto Maple Leafs farm team for those who didn't know - yes Bond, that's hockey).

Taylor performance -
February 22nd: He sang LEVON, and just about melted my soul, but I stayed strong, for I must have known that there was more to come.

March - Within a matter of four days, my grandmother had surgery, fell and broke her hip while taking a theraputic walk through the hospital, and had immediate hip replacement surgery. I had an interview at ManPower for some temp work in the school board - I had figured that as long as I was going to give up my soul for a 9-5 desk job, I might as well try to get in where I can get my summers off right? It went well, and I started my first assignment at an adult education centre on the 15th.

I also had a tooth extraction done, my first ever, and spent half the week on the couch in complete and total pain.

My grandfather turned 85 - god bless him. He still thinks he's 39.....

Concerts/events: Motley Crue (and was asked to party with Tommy Lee himself!!! Had to say no tho cuz my boss was giving me the evil eye - bastard...), Hedley (for those who don't know - these guys are amazing!! Another example of prime Canadian talent), and Oasis (after the third time, these guys get boring).

Taylor Performances -
March 1st: The Top 20: Taylor sang EASY, and I definately would have been had he been there in the room with me....and the term THUD is born....

March 8th: In the Top 16, Taylor sang what was to be one of my favourite performances of his (and is still the ring tone on my phone) TAKING IT TO THE STREETS - c'mon ladies, y'all know the moment I'm talking about - the THUD worthy moment during that song - YOU.....

March 15th: The Top 12 (he's getting closer!): Taylor sings LIVIN' FOR THE CITY, and every woman in the SP is packing her bags to move to whatever city that is....

March 22nd: The Top 11: Taylor let us know that he will NOT FADE AWAY with this Buddy Holly classic. All I remember is the suit. SIGH.

March 29th: The TOP TEN: Taylor lets us all know that he's TROUBLE, and we don't really care.

HE MADE IT!!!!!!!

April - Nothing too noteworthy in April. I went and partied with the gang from work for Junie's bday on the 14th, whom Mr. Grumps hates cuz they're all younger and a lot more fun than he is, and also he wasn't invited. Was still drunk the next day when I got out of bed (that's what happens when you get home at four in the morning), and had another party to go to that night. What a weekend! Glad I don't repeat those too often.... ummm...on second thought, keep reading. :D

at Casino Rama. Thanks to my boss Ross (who's usually not that nice), he got me third row tickets FOR FREE!! As usual, a stellar show by my boyz.

Concerts/events: Weren 't too many in April. Korn, Joe Satriani, and Train. Granted, three great shows.....

Taylor Performances -
April 5th: The Top Nine: Taylor was originally going to sing a Hank Williams Jr. song, but TPTB vetoed that one, and the man was forced to choose another song. With TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS, he did a fine job, but wasn't up to the par that we were used to. Never mind tho, we still got him through to the next round.

April 12th: The Top Eight: This CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE has us hooked on our Grey Charles. A mic kick gone wrong earns him ribs from the judges, but it's all in good fun.

April 19th: The Top Seven: YOU SEND ME successfully sent all the Soul Patrol searching for thudding mats - this was when we finally invested in some.

April 26th: The Top Six: JUST ONCE I'd like to have that man sing only to me.....but I think I'd have to fight Dana for him.....

May - Well, my assignment at St. Gabriels' ended with little fanfare (thanks to those who used the telephone to keep in touch during this time - you know who you are *wink wink*). I did have a ball at that school tho - the teachers were all hooked on Idol, but only one other person there was a Taylor fan (and he was hot). The head secretary was an Elliot fan, and I thought of her when he was eliminated.

Personally, not a lot happened in this month for me. I wish it had.....

Concerts/events: Pearl Jam, Canadian Idol auditions, INXS, Seether, The Cult and Depeche Mode. A good line up eh?

Taylor Performances -
Well, since it's coming down to the wire, the Idols are asked to sing two songs pertaining to the themes. TWO doses of Taylor per night? Who could ask for anything more?

May 3rd: The Top Five: There's SOMETHING in the way that man mooooooooooves me.....SIGH. What a performance.

PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC, cuz I think I've thudded through to China. Can that man MOVE or what???? And that shirt is to die for...

May 10th: The Top Four: Elvis week and two songs once more. Taylor got the crowd moving with JAILHOUSE ROCK,

and then

TAYLOR SAID TURN , (yes Liz, we know!) when he gave the best performance of IN THE GHETTO
I've ever heard. In my opinion (and I'm a huge Elvis fan) this one beats the King.

AND, in a surprising elimination, we say goodbye to Chris Daughtry, when everyone knows that the McFever should have been cured weeks ago.

May 17th: The Top Three: It gets even better cuz now it's THREE songs from the top three.
Taylor wows us with DANCING IN THE DARK,


and then blows us away with TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS. There was an earthquake registered after this performance as women the world over thudded continuously.

May 23rd: The Top Two: Fighting for the end (we're also all laughing at Simon), Taylor sings Do I Make You Proud, which would be his first single as the new American Idol should he win (as we all knew he would), and then capped it off with amazing repeat performances of Levon and Living for the City. I spend four hours on Skype voting as you-know-who goes to sleep.

May 24th: THE FINALS: A star studded performance roster

is no match for the power of Taylor being announced the

new American Idol!!

The SP had only three words BITE ME SIMON!!!

All over the world, the Soul Patrol is crying, celebrating, and screaming (oh yeah, and thudding). We celebrate online by throwing walnuts (not flaming), confetti, nerf harmonicas, and tayboggans. This is the first time I've participated in something this big - first time I've ever had the chance to vote and the first time ever in a reality show that the person I picked in the beginning has won. I thank God the old ball and chain is asleep so I can cry in peace.

June - Wow, what am I going to watch now that AI is no longer on? Hmmm. Have to find something to do with my time - oh wait - that's right. CANADIAN Idol is starting soon, and I apply to a website to be their A number one girl to review that series. I begin my tenure at Nothing too exciting in my life....just work. SIGH.

Concerts/events worked: Snow Patrol, Ministry, Dennis DeYoung (amazing show - I highly recommend getting the DVD), George Strait, Mark Knopfler & EmmyLou Harris, Bachman & Cummings, and Dashboard Confessional.

July - The most exciting thing to happen this month was my birthday. We went to Darien Lake with two friends and had the most amazing time - I still hate sleeping in those damn trailers tho. Worked my ass off.

On July 13, my friend Kristine emails me with the link to the front page of the CablePulse 24 website.

This is a guy we used to work with at the Royal Alex. ICK - nuff said.

Concerts/Events: Canada Day Jam (didn't work it - country artists - amazing show), Unholy Alliance Tour feat. Slayer, Lamb of God, and a few other bands I don't know; Taking Back Sunday, CSNY, Nickelback, 3 Days Grace, Edgefest, Ashlee Simpson (the most BORING show ever done), WWE event, Counting Crows, Goo Goo Dolls, Ozzfest, and to end the month - Hilary Duff AGAIN.

August - Spent three days at my BIL's cottage, went to a Jack & Jill, went to a bachelor/bday party, and that was about it. Nothing exciting at all happened this month. Oh yeah, went to the CNE with the nephew. THAT was fun. :D Oh yeah, almost forgot - WE GOT OUR TRUCK.

I love that thing - spent the whole month learning to drive standard.

Concerts/events: Poison (worked half the show, watched the other half with my drunk friends in the front row - CC DeVille is YUMMY), Van Morrison, Chyenne Kimball autograph session and private performance, Warp Tour, Mariah Carey (this one was torture to sit through), Teddy Geiger autograph session and mall performance, Mary J. Blige, Blue Rodeo, Shakira, and it ended with the Family Values tour.

September - I keep praying for the AI Tour to come to Toronto, but just my luck, this is the one year they miss us. :( My anniversary was this month - it's a miracle we've made it to eight years. And another miracle happens - we both go to a party for my work friends, and he actually has A GOOD TIME. (I almost pass out from the shock).

I pulled yet another double drinking weekend, with my friend Ken's bday on the Friday at Zen (again, 4am when I come home), and my friends Connie & Nigel's wedding on the Saturday - where, I desperately tried to get drunk again (open bar) and just couldn't pull it off. Well, I arrived drunk, so I guess it all worked out....

We passed five years of that horrific day on 09/11. It took a lot for some of us to get through it, especially those of us that were personally affected. We stood strong as a world united.

Concerts/events: Ben Harper, Tom Petty (what a show that was), Black Eyed Peas, Toronto Film Festival openings, Beyonce autograph session and then mini concert, Roger Waters, Eric Clapton, Gigantour (feat. Megadeath)

Oh yeah, and did I mention TAYLOR GOES GOLD!!!! Do I Make You Proud? reports physical sales of 442,399!

October - On the first (still hung over from the party the night before) I did the CIBC 10k walk for Breast Cancer. Dunno how I managed that.....but I was up at six a.m. and survived. We know that our darling Taylor turned 30 on October 7th. I went to Buffalo with my family and my first real paycheck - I got a job on the 10th working in a transmission shop. I spent $400 and didn't even blink an eye. It was a great feeling. Oh yeah, and I met Russ Irwin, the absolute adorable keyboardist from Aerosmith.

Concerts/events: Aerosmith & Motley Crue (on the same show - amazing!), James Blunt, Evanessence, Beck, Rascall Flats

*not a lot of concerts, as most occur during the summer months - during the winter, it's a whole lot of hockey*

November - Again, nothing exciting, except I finally find out where I stand with a so-called-friend of mine. Hurts me to the core, and causes me to examine my relationships with other people. Get a brutal ear infection which causes me to lose two days of work at my day job and five nights of work with security. Pisses off my night boss, but what can I do?

Concerts/events: GNR, Tenacious D - told ya it was slow

December - Well, with Christmas upon us, it's running around like headless chickens to make sure we get the most perfect gifts for everyone that we can. I hit the theatre to see WICKED with my best friend of 25 years and then we hit the bar where I proceed to shoot tequila on an empty stomach, and down 6 double rum & diet cokes in two hours. Needless to say...of course the next day I have to head an hour north to my brother in laws for the annual Xmas gathering. And of course, in true Angell fashion, I'm still drunk.

Concerts/events: Dashboard Confessional and some hockey


Well, that's the year in review. What have I learned this year? I've learned that people are going to think what they want about you, regardless of what you have to say on the matter. I've learned that people who are in different cities can still be close friends, even if you've never met them face to face. I've learned that the human heart is an amazing thing that can expand to include any number of people. I've learned that just because you lust after someone doesn't make you a bad person. I've learned that writing can cleanse your soul. I've learned that it's always best to blame the Damm Duck
(even if you just want to squeeze the stuffing out of him). BUT

The most important lesson I've learned

It's all about the music. It's all about the soul.

To all my new friends out there in SP land - I love you all (and yes, more than Anndi's luggage). Stay safe this New Year's Eve. Embrace your loved ones, and if you can't, embrace those around you. I hope you are all surrounded by love and happiness in the coming year, and I really hope that I can meet y'all one day soon.

Until 2007.... I remain now, and forever will be, your Angell.

Stay sane inside insanity - and never forget your towel.

P.S. This took me THREE DAYS to complete, so y'all had better like it. :D

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Six Weird things about me...hmmmm

Hey to all the hoochies and hotties (sorry Mary - love that line and just couldn't resist. I promise not to steal it again).

Ok I was tagged for this meme by one of the original WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO sisters, my girl Maryfly (pop on over to BS & Recipes when u get a chance).

WOW - only six huh? Well, here goes nuttin'....

Here are the rules:

The Rules:
Each player of this game starts with the “6 weird things about you”. People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave a comment that says “you are tagged” in their comments and tell them to read your blog.

6. I have to sleep with noise in the background. But it can't be just any noise - the tv, radio, conversation will keep me awake. It has to be a humming sound, like a humidifier or a fan. It drives good old you-know-who batty, but I can't sleep without it.

5. I still have every note written and passed to me in class from high school. I can't bear to throw them out. It keeps me connected with my childhood.

4. I have a "thing" for office supplies. Don't ask - I don't know WHERE it came from. But I can bet you there's approximately five hundred pens in my house (of course there's never one when I need one), and I'm always adding more.

3. Rather than wrestle with my hair, on bad hair days, I will just wet it, plaster it to my head and then toss on one of my wigs.

2. I can despise a song with all my heart, but if I know the lyrics and it comes on the radio, I will sing along with it. Doesn't matter - my mother says it's just cuz I love the sound of my own voice.

1. I still believe in Santa.

NOW, seeing as how I don't know how many people have been tagged already, I'll go by which ones haven't posted yet - lol. SO....

Suzie, Anndi, Dana, Paul, Tezzie, and um....well, anyone else who wants to take this spot.


Stay sane inside insanity - and never forget your towel.

Friday, December 15, 2006

The Biggest Fan?

Well, we are FINALLY getting a brand new computer - not one that ol' whatzhisface has built from scraps of other practically dead computers - a brand new one!

So I was going through all my photos on my hard drive and transferring them to my online Yahoo account, when I realized that I had over 1500 pictures of Taylor Hicks.

Which got me to thinking - how does one determine if they are the biggest fan? Does possession of every media clip, every picture, every magazine article, and in fact every CD that the person in question has done - does THAT make a person the biggest fan?

If I should decide that I don't need 1500 pictures of Taylor, does that mean I love him less?

I don't think so.

I remember, growing up and obsessed with NKOTB (ok, no laughing), I had to have EVERYTHING that the marketing genius' behind the group slapped their pic on. I had pillowcases, scrap books, magazines, dolls, trading cards, stickers, t-shirts, puzzles....I could go on and on (and I did - ask my mother). I felt, as most teenagers do when obsessing about a band, that if I didn't own every single one of these things that I didn't love the band as much as I said I did. I even had an NKOTB themed bday party. But that's what the vultures in marketing feed on - that naive opinion. That's why they can get away with charging $25.00 for a "tour book" in the stores, or $50 for a double DVD set.

As we get older, we're supposed to get smarter - and maybe some do. But, at the beginning of January, when I fell in love with our Tay Tay, I saved every picture I could find to my hard drive. I've downloaded every possible clip ... burned every song.

And yet, all I can think of is WHY do I have over 1500 pictures? Some of them - and no shooting please - I don't even like. There are some that I think are awful pics of him, but I still have them. Do I plan on printing out all 1500 pics? Hell NO, cuz I can't even catalogue the ones I have now. I've got scrapbooks and embellishments, and stickers and plans, but I have yet to make ONE page of a scrapbook.

And, still thinking here, who's job is it to judge who's the biggest fan anyway? And why is it such a competition? Most of the time, it just means that some have more disposable income than others.

I think what makes you a fan is your love for the product that your favourite performer (or player) produces. If that person touches your soul, whether you have 1500 pictures of them, or 5, you're a fan.

So, I'm forgetting about what it means to be the biggest fan - which, in the end is nothing - and I'm just going to be a fan.

And I'm cutting my pictures down from 1500 to a more manageable number. What that is, I'm not sure yet. But I'm sure it will grow back to that number in time - because his career is going to be LONG and prosperous.

I'm sure my hard drive will thank me.

Stay sane inside insanity - and never forget your towel.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Thursday Thirteen - What I love about Xmas

Ok, so, with it being Christmas time, I thought I would do my Thursday Thirteen about my favourite time of year.

SO….that being said – here we go…..

Thirteen Things about Angell and Christmas

13. The Carols – and no I’m not talking about my mom, although I do happen to love the woman. No, I mean the wonderful Christmas songs that fill us with cheer, a little bit of sadness, and generally remind us that there is something worth smiling about. I listen to them from the middle of November, and I don’t stop until New Years.

12. The presents – and no, I’m not talking about the ones I open up. I’m talking about the ones that I give to other people. I just love watching their faces when they open up what I’ve gotten them. This year, I got you-know-who Wrestlemania tickets, and let me tell you – keeping this secret is the hardest one I’ve ever had to keep.

11. The lights – oh my god the lights! The wonderful, colorful, fabulous, creative, twinkling, sparkling, creations that adorn the houses and trees in your neighbourhoods or in the city. There is nothing like a crisp winter night spent wandering through the streets taking in the amazing displays.

10. Family – ok, so I see mine on a regular basis, but there’s just something different about everyone getting together to pick out Dad’s Xmas gift, or finding just the right outfit to take the nephew to see Santa (after all, these pictures will outlast his childhood).

9. The Food – and yes, I mean all the junk. The cookies, baked especially for the season. The chocolates that everyone gives everyone else in the office. The smells of turkey and stuffing cooking on Christmas day. And of course, those specialty dishes that everyone hauls out for the season – and they’re ONLY made during the season.

8. Santa Claus – You’re never too old for Santa. Frankly, and to those that know me, this will come as no shock, I still believe in him. Every year, I leave out cookies and milk for the big guy, and a few carrots for the reindeer. Of course, every year they’re still there in the a.m. and I have to try and stop everyone from drinking the milk. But one day they’ll be gone….

7. The shopping – most people think I’m insane when I say that, but I love the hustle and bustle of malls during the season. It’s different from the usual crowds. Everyone seems a little lighter (even while arms are overflowing with packages), more cheerful.

6. The weather – ok, so this year is a little screwy here in Toronto. But the usual winter weather for this time of year is clear, crisp and cold. But I can usually see the stars at night – not very clearly, but I can still see them. I don’t know about you – but I can SMELL Christmas in the air.

5. Wrapping presents – yes, I know I’m insane. But I love to wrap gifts. It’s calming and relaxing, and just overall enjoyable for me. In fact, most of the family enlists me to do their wrapping for them.

4. Generosity – Yes, I agree that it should come out every day, not just every Christmas. But to see complete strangers going out of their way to help someone else makes my heart smile. If every day could be that way….

3. The events in the city – skating at city hall, taking in the windows downtown, hot chocolate in a little cafĂ© after shopping all day, concerts happening in the court areas of the malls, Santa sightings, craft exhibits. There’s a never ending array of things to do during the holidays.

2. The smiles – look at the people that surround you. Not all of them will be, but most will be smiling. Not necessarily at anything in particular, in fact, they might not even be aware that they ARE smiling. But it’s there. And it makes you think, for just one moment, that there is hope for this world after all.

1. The Holiday TV Specials – there are new ones every year to look forward to, and the old ones are still so great. I watch A Christmas Eve on Sesame Street every Xmas eve (usually by myself cuz HE’S asleep). And I can’t miss A Year Without A Santa Claus (this year they made a live action one that was GREAT).

SIGH – with so many great reasons to love Xmas, why would anyone be a Grinch?


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Stay sane inside insanity - and never forget your towel.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Ok no Wordless Wednesday for me....

...cuz as USUAL, I'm behind in everything again.

Congrats to my wonderful friend Sue and her new husband Frank!!!!

In honor of your nuptuals, I've decided to post the lyrics to the song I danced to at my wedding. It's a beautiful ballad by a Canadian country artist named Paul Brandt.

I DO - Paul Brandt

I’ve seen the storm clouds in your past
But rest assured ’cause you are safe
At home at last
I rescued you, you rescued me
And we’re right where we should be
When we’re together

I know the questions in your mind
But go ahead and ask me one more time
You’ll find the answer’s still the same
It won’t change from day to day
For worse or better

Will I promise
to be your best friend
And am I here until the end
Can I be sure I have been waiting for you
And did I say my love is true

Baby I will,
I am,
I can,
I have,
I do

I know the time will disappear
But this love we’re building on will always be here
No way that this is sinking sand
On this solid rock we’ll stand forever


Baby I will,
I am,
I can,
I have

Oh, I will,
I am,
I can,
I have

Baby I will,
I am,
I can,
I have,
I do

I would embed the song, but I couldn't find it online. So Sue, I wish you and Frank NOTHING but health, wealth and happiness. I can't think of anyone I know who deserves it more - well, maybe one other woman who I KNOW will find Mr. Right (even if he doesn't have grey hair). So, always love with all your heart, trust with all your soul, and remember - we want to see pictures!!!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Tagged by Bond - sorry for WW

Tagged by BOND by request, so here's my answers (yah yah I know, should be wordless Wednesday)

Five Snacks I Enjoy:

1. Cookies - just about any kind
2. Chocolate - again, just about any kind
3. popcorn with butter
4. Ice cream - Breyers Strawberry or Bordeaux Cherry
5. regular ruffles chips with honey dip (don't laugh - it's awesome)

Five bands/artists that I know the lyrics of MOST of their songs:

1. Styx
2. Nelson
3. Lawrence Gowan
4. Jimmy Buffet
5. Taylor Hicks

Five things I would do with $100,000,000:

1. Get everyone in the family to sell their homes and just buy an island :D
2. Pay for college educations for all children
3. 20% to charity...
Rebuild baseball fields ruined by Katrina and Rita
Women's shelters
Aids related charities
Lymphoma Research
Pancreatic Cancer
4. Throw a big party for firends and family with special musical guests (I have actualy thought this one out! ~ I have too Bond. )
5. Travel and continue charitable works
*Bond, those sounded so good, decided to keep 'em*

Five locations I’d like to run away to:

1. Italy
2. Australia
3. Fiji
4. Jamaica
5. Scotland

Five things I like doing:

1. surfing the net
2. performing (singing, acting or dancing)
3. getting caught up in a good story - tv, movie or otherwise
4. Writing
5. daydreaming

Five things I wish I could wear:

1. anything under my current size
2. a regular bra
3. chaps (why not)
4. any kind of hat (with curly hair it's hard to keep it on)
5. braids

Five TV shows I like:

1. CSI (Vegas)
2. Heros
3. American Idol
4. How I Met Your Mother
5. Las Vegas

Five Movies:

1. Rocky Horror Picture Show
2. Casablanca
3. The Pirate Movie
4. Top Gun
5. Almost Famous

Five famous people I’d like to meet:


1. Kate Hudson
2. Elton John
3. Diana Gabaldon
4. Dennis Leary
5. Rudy Guilliani (gotta go with Bond on this one)

1. Elvis Presley
2. James Dean
3. Ricky Nelson
4. John Pannozzo
5. William Shakespeare

Five biggest joys at the moment:

1. my family
2. My friends
3. my job
4. My writing
5. it's Christmas

Five favorite toys:

1. Gameboy Advanced
2. my computer
3. my PVR (TiVo)
4. Cell phone
5. *giggle giggle* Gonna leave this one ________________

TAG PAUL!! You're it babe.

Stay sane inside insanity - and never forget your towel.


With love and pride