Friday, June 29, 2007

The Magic 8

I’ve been tagged by the lovely Dayle Dermatis of Enchantments to give eight pieces of trivia about myself. I'm at work, I'm bored, so this is tempting. And awaaaaaaayyy we go........

First, The Rules:

We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.

*Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
*People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
*At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
*Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged, and to read your blog.

1. I've been writing since I was old enough to string five words together to form the sentence "Mommy, I think he's cute." Been boy crazy that long too.

2. I officially acknowledged my attraction for females about ten years ago, which more than likely would piss off my ex-fiance, since he was always begging me to have a threesome with him & any other woman.

3. While raised Catholic, I am non-practising, and I have belief in alternative powers that others would label as "sacreligious".

4. I am anxious to take a trip to Scotland, if for no other reason that to see if it's true about what's under the kilts.

5. I began writing ertoica about ten years ago, abandoned it for a while, but have recently continued, and am hoping to follow in the footsteps of my new Idol Dayle, and be published soon.

6. I love to read, and if nothing is available, I will read the side nutritional value of a box of cereal.
7. I hate socks. As soon as the snow disappears, my socks come off and, with the exception of my security job, don't go on until October.

8. I am considered, in my "circles" to be the Karaoke Queen and will sing, at any time, in any place, for anyone. Whether or not it will be on key, well, that's a totally different story.

NOW, to tag eight others. Hmmmmmmm....let's try these wonderful people.

1. Anndi - get your head out of your luggage woman
2. Coco - you're on summer vacation honey - enjoy it
3. SUUUUUUUEEEE - c'mon down woman - it's about time we had a new entry
4. Bond - baby, it's not that often that I get to tag YOU
5. Raven Stormkeep - my official guide into the Pagan world
6. Meribah (aka the Puppy) - I've never tagged you before!!!
7. Mary - WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO girl - you're up
8. Matt-Man - honey, I've never tagged you before (was it as good for you? *wink*)

Have fun with it kids!!

Stay sane inside insanity ~ and never forget your towel.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Canadian Idol - Ladies Night

Well, I gave you my top four picks for the men, now here are my top four for the women so far.

Montana Martin Ilse

This 16 year old spitfire from Sainte-Julienne, QC, is quite the unusual entertainer. She's unique, and true to herself. I didn't think she had what it takes to make it this far, and I'm still a little torn on her, but one thing I CAN say about her - she's making it interesting. I'm still trying to hear past the thick Quebecois accent tho.....

Khalila G.

Holy hell this woman is genius!! She's 23 from Dorval, QC. Perfect, flawless performance in my mind. Trouble is, has she set the bar too high for herself? I hope not.

Carly Rae Jepsen

From Mission, BC, this 21 year old is just too adorable for words! I love this performance.

Martha Joy

Another young one, Martha is 16 and from my hometown! She's got such a maturity to her voice, but she needs to bring it down and have fun. I didn't like this song for her, mainly because it needs that particular edge that only a rock singer can bring to it. She sounded like she was trying for Celine.

Well, we said goodbye to four competitors - and three of them were Ontario kids!!! ARRRGGGGHHHHH! C'mon gang - let's at least try for ONE Ontario rep in the top two this year!! There are 9 of you left - gotta beat the odds this year gang!

Stay sane inside insanity ~ and never forget your towel.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Canadian Idol - yes we've got TALENT

Ok, so there's no grey-haired angel soul man in this years group of Top 22 contenders for the Canadian Idol crown -but we do have some amazing young men who are going to give each other a damn good run. Here's four of them.

First one - Tyler Mullendore

This kid is only 19 from Lake Ainslie, NS. He knows rock and roll. While I thought he mumbled through the first few lines, he finished out strong. Very exciting to watch.

Next - JayDee Bixby

Now, THIS kid is only 16 and ain't he just the cutest thing in the world??? As Zack says, he's very very pretty. BUT he's got a killer voice and I hope he goes far.

Now for Greg Neufeld.

Greg is 23 from Abbotsford BC, and one of last seasons casualties from the Top Ten. I really liked him last year, and hope he's learned his lesson.

And lastly, Liam Styles Chang

He is 17 from Victoria BC. This guy KICKED ASS. I thought he was totally amazing. I'm glad he didn't go first - I would have switched off the tv.

For our American friends - ummmmm, what did you think? They're not Taylor (and no one ever will be) but they're a damn sight more exciting than what AI gave us last season (or what CI has been giving us the last two).

I'm looking forward to an exciting season.

Stay sane inside insanity ~ and never forget your towel.

No Disqualifications: The Loss of a Canadian Legend

Hey there all my hoochies, hotties and heaux. Miz Angell here with a special edition of No Disqualifications. I had every intention of writing a column ripping the WWE for the bizarre new storyline of the demise of Vince McMahon, and the lack of respect they showed the passing of legendary women's wrestler and valet extraordinaire, "Sensational" Sheri Martel.

But then I got the news yesterday.

Chris Benoit. Canadian wrestler. Icon. Legend. Gone.

I felt sick. I didn't know what to say. At the time I was told, cause of death hadn't been revealed, and I prayed that it was a home invasion gone wrong. I didn't want to believe what was floating around in the back of my mind. I respected this man for years - I couldn't even fathom that he would do something so heinous.

But he did. And he's left it for us as the last memory of him. I'm angry. I'm hurt. I'm disappointed. This will be as much a part of his legacy as his legendary career, and it's not something we want to remember.

But we will.

So I, like all other sports entertainment enthusiasts and sports writers (sorry to those who think I don't deserve the title), am left with a dilemma today. Do I celebrate the life and IN-RING career of one of the best that Canada had produced in our history, or do I write a scathing social commentary on the sin of murder and suicide, and ignore everything he meant to the industry, to his friends, and to us, the fans.

I remember the last time I saw Benoit wrestle live. The WWE was in Toronto a few weeks ago, and the audience was treated to a taping of Saturday Night's Main Event. Benoit was teaming with Batista against MVP & Edge. It was a hell of a match with the audience going crazy whenever Edge or Benoit was in the ring. He was in fine form. I just sat back in awe, as not even my amazing seats at Wrestlemania afforded me the view I had at this event. It was poetry in motion to watch as Benoit went up to the top rope, and thousands of cameras flashed as he flew and landed his patented lethal head butt for the win. I wish I had realized that it would be the last time I would have that opportunity. I might have gone against the rules and taken pictures. I might have enjoyed it just a little more. I might have watched him on the apron instead of the action in the ring. I would have clapped a little harder, cheered a little louder. As a fan, I have to ask - did he know he was appreciated? Did he KNOW he was a legend? Did he know how much we loved and admired him?

That, we'll never know.

I could parrot the other sites, who have put up his career stats, his accomplishments, and his life as a whole. But anyone can write those up - all you need to do is research.

I've decided I'm going to let my readers have their say. What is YOUR favourite memory of the Canadian Crippler? How long were you a fan? Did you ever get to meet him? This is a call to arms people. For a moment, albeit a brief one, forget how he ended. Let's remember the man for how he began, for how he lived. Send me your stories, your memories.

Maybe then, we can find some solace, some comfort, in this horrific tragedy. We can never hope to make sense of it. I doubt those closest to him knew he was in pain. I doubt they read this column, but if they do, there was nothing you could do. If he wanted help, he had to ask. No one's a mind reader. You couldn't have known.

So, as my final words today, I am sending my condolences and love to his family and friends in this tragic time. I hope the souls of Nancy and Daniel can rest in peace. And I hope that Chris found his peace at last, wherever his soul may be.

Until next week......

© 2007 - reprinted by the author (originally posted at

Stay sane inside insanity ~ and never forget your towel.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

R.I.P. Chris Benoit

Chris Benoit: 1967 - 2007

I don't have the heart to type the details. Here's the news story.

WWE wrestler Chris Benoit and family found dead

June 26, 2007, 9:53 AM EDT

Renowned pro wrestler Chris Benoit, his wife and their 7-year-old-son, were found dead Monday afternoon in their Fayetville, Ga. home, Atlanta police said.

Details of the deaths "are going to prove a little bizarre" when released to the public, Fayette County District Attorney Scott Ballard told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Autopsies were scheduled Tuesday by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in DeKalb County, according to the Associated Press.

Investigators believe Benoit, 40, killed his wife Nancy and son Daniel over the weekend, and then himself sometime Monday.

The three bodies were found in different rooms of the home, according to reports.

The news came just a day after Benoit mysteriously pulled out of a World Wrestling Entertainment pay per view event, during which he was expected to be crowned Extreme Championship Wrestling world champion. Various pro wrestling news sources reported that Benoit was unable to appear at the event due to a family emergency.

"There are no further details at this time, other than the Benoit family residence is currently being investigated by local authorities," the WWE said in a statement on its Web site.

Ballard said a gun was not used in any of the deaths. But he declined to say how the three died.

"We're pretty sure we know, but we want to confirm it with the crime lab," Ballard said early Tuesday.

Benoit was a 22-year ring veteran and perennial favorite of wrestling purists, who praised his high-intensity style and technical acumen. His aggressive wrestling technique earned him the nicknames "The Crippler" and "The Rabid Wolverine." In 2000 and 2004, he was named Oustanding Wrestler of the Year by the Wrestling Observer newsletter and in 2004 he was named Wrestler of the Year by Pro Wrestling Illustrated magazine.

The Edmonton, Canada native trained to become a wrestler in Calgary, and honed his skills in Japan before becoming a regular on U.S. national promotions in the mid-1990s. Benoit's career highlight took place in New York, when he won his first World Wrestling Entertainment world heavyweight championship in Madison Square Garden in the main event of WrestleMania XX.

Benoit cried as he celebrated in the ring with his wife and son, as well as best friend, wrestler Eddie Guerrero, who died in 2005.

"Wrestling has consumed my life," Benoit said in a 2004 WWE career retrospective video. "Wrestling is my mistress. It's my passion. It defines who I am as a person."

WWE Monday night canceled its scheduled live 3-hour "Monday Night RAW" program, which coincidentally was originally billed as a "memorial service" for WWE chairman Vince McMahon, whose character was recently killed off in a controversial scripted storyline.

McMahon opened the show from center ring in an empty arena and clarified that Benoit and his family had died "in reality." McMahon called Benoit "one of the greatest WWE superstars of all-time."

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.
Copyright 2007 Newsday Inc.

Miz Angell's No's column....

Stay sane inside insanity ~ and never forget your towel.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Devestating News

I was surfing through the blogosphere today, and was doing my usual visiting, when I came across a devestating post at Crystal's Boobs, Injuries & Dr. Pepper.

A fellow blogger NYC Watchdog just lost his 5 year old son to a freak drowning accident. It's the saddest day in the world when a parent loses a child, but especially one so young. Crystal got the news from one of her regular blogging friends, Avitable.

On his site, Avitable is selling graphics, much like the one at the top of my post, in order to help raise money for expenses for the funeral. Each graphic costs $5.00 and they are selling via paypal. I know money is tight for a lot of us, but if you can spare it, please do.

I wish I had an appropriate poem or song to post at this time in his honor, but it's so very hard to think.

My thoughts and prayers are with Dawg and his family at this time.

Friday, June 22, 2007

KEEP ON ROCKIN' IN THE FRE....oh yeah, ummm ...

Ok, I have been tagged by the wonderfully subduded (but still rocking) southern belle Dana as one of the chicks that rock her world. See? Here's the proof.

And in turn (yes girl, I DID say TURN), I am to tag five chicks that totally rock MY world in this crazy thing we call the blogosphere. Since I WAS going to tag Dana (and pretty much everyone else she tagged), I will be hitting it with a few chicks who might not know that every entry makes my day a little brighter.

1. Dayle Dermatis over at Enchantments is the epitome of a rocker chick. Besides being a brilliant writer and an amazing human being, she's also Styx - obsessed, which is how she came to enter my world. :D (Or did I enter hers? I forget....meh, either way, it don't matter). She's incredibly funny, and just an all around GGTK (good gal to know). Knowledgeable in many areas, she's a Jill of All Trades, and I count myself lucky to be in her universe.

2. Crystal, over at Boobs, Injuries & Dr. Pepper, is another Southern gal with a killer sense of humor. She's a mom, a nurse, and a comedienne. Her entries keep me in stitches on a continuous basis. I hope to God that when I'm a mom, I manage to keep my sense of humor like she has. For shits (with corn) and giggles, visit her daily.

3. ROZZIE BEAR!! I had the amazingly good fortune to meet this little (and I do mean little - I think one of my thighs weighs more than her) spitfire at Styxfest this year, the same day I met Dayle. God was smiling on me that day. She's a drummer in one of the coolest cover bands ever, and has so much energy the rest of us got tired just watching her. While she doesn't post a lot, when she does, she has a lot to say. Rock on John (she knows...oh yes...she knows).

4. Forget Dear Abby, Ann Landers, or even Dr. Phil. When you want advice, and the truth, head over to We Three Bitches. They will give you the truth and THEN some. No matter the subject, they have a few choice words in support - or a few words that are equivilant to a bitch slap upside the head. They update as often as they can - so send them a letter. I haven't ,but that's cuz I'm not

5. And I can't believe she hasn't been tagged yet. Ms. Mimi Pencil Skirt, the innovator of the peace globe movement, and keeper of the quill at Bloggingham Palace, is defiantely an original, and her posts keep me smiling, especially when she teams up with her man Bud. :D

So there you have it. LADIES, tag five of your favourites. Let's keep the blogosphere rocking!!!

Stay sane inside insanity ~ and never forget your towel.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

ATTN: All Erotica writers

And I know there are a few in our midst.

The ladies at Lust Bites are having a little contest. Give them your best 100 word flashers for a copy of Down & Dirty (vol. 1 & 2). Can you keep to JUST 100 words? I know I had issues with it. But I figured, what the hell right? Try my hand at something new. Post it in the comments section, and check out some of the others.

My recommendation? Just don't look at work. LOL.

Good luck y'all.

Stay sane inside insanity ~ and never forget your towel.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Random Movie Quote time - and NO googling

We have a winner - congrats TRAV!!!! Nice job on those m'boy. :D WOOOOOOO!

Ok, since I'm at work bored out of my skull, and I have been searching the net for interesting quotes for my Facebook profile, I thought I might post a few here and see if any of y'all can get them. :D

NO using Google.....if you don't know, NO CHEATING.

A) "Death before dishonor. Besides have you tried running in one of these things lately? It's a real bitch."

B) "Some money would be nice. But it's a voice that says here I am... and FUCK YOU if you can't understand me. And one of those people is gonna save the world and that means that ROCK AND ROLL CAN SAVE THE WORLD -- all of us together."

C) "Invention, my dear friends, is ninety-three percent perspiration, six percent electricity, four percent evaporation, and two percent butterscotch ripple."

D) "Look at me, jerking off in the shower. This will be the high point of my day. It's all downhill from here."

E) " You may think that you are the brightest, the best, the strongest. I assure you, that is a total delusion on your part. It is my job to show you just how weak human beings can truly be. 60 percent of you will not finish this course. How do I know? Because that is an historical fact."

Ok gang - dat's all for today. HAVE FUN. :D

Stay sane inside insanity ~ and never forget your towel.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Write on the money....

This is a short but sweet post today. For those who don't know the joy of writing, please read this

Lust Bites is a blog from several erotica authors, one of whom I am priviledged to consider a friend. Yesterday Gwen Masters posted this wonderful piece about why we decide to write.

Whether it's erotica, science fiction, horror or romance, we all live vicariously through our characters. We live, breathe and think for them. I know that every character I write contains some of me in them. Writing, art, acting - it's all the same. It's a creative expression of self.

Not everyone will enjoy your interpretation of yourself, no matter the medium. And there are those that think it's easy to write something to be proud of. I have yet to have one story that has come out perfect the first time. That's what re-writes, and editing is for. My stories, poems - basically anything I write - go through at least three re-writes before I commit to showing them to ANYONE. And even then, they are subject to changes or additions as the mood strikes me. Which could be why I've never submitted anything for publication.

But that will soon change - I hope.

In the meantime, check out my sidebar, if you're not one of my regulars. There are some quite brilliant writers linked there, and I consider myself lucky to be friends with them.

Till next time kiddies....

Stay sane inside insanity ~ and never forget your towel.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

Well, this post is one that is long overdue. Y'all have been with me through bitch sessions and complaints, and various other indications that I'm not happy with my life. And then there are some who are watching in order to find ammo to blow up my already disasterous existance.

Well, to those people I say a big FU.... well, let's keep the premise of a PG rating right now.

I don't care what anyone thinks about the reasons behind this post. I know what mine are, and unless you're a mind reader or psychic (and if you're the latter -quick what are tomorrow's lottery #'s?), you have no idea what I'm thinking.

So here are thirteen reasons why my husband is a wonderful man.

13. He remembers to bring me home Diet Coke. Anytime. If he's out getting something, he'll remember to grab me a diet coke. Whether it's for the ten minute car ride home from work, or a case because I've ran out at the house - he'll always think of it.

12. He sacrifices his weekends for my family. My father always has a project on the go, and Rod will be right out there with him. As a man who's had a heart attack and a quad bypass, my father will never ask for help, unless it's DEFINATELY a two person job. But regardless of the project, Rod's out there. It might take all day on a Saturday, leaving him exhausted for Saturday night, but he will do it.

11. He'll take a Saturday night when I'm working, where he could easily make plans, to stay home with my grandmother so my parents can have a break and go out. He'll sit up in the family room with her and watch a movie - which, with the grandparents is usually a black and white and probably out of the fourties.

10. No matter how frustrated he gets with me or my family, he never goes back on his word. If he says he's going to do something, he'll do it.

9. If there's someone he doesn't like, but I do, he'll put up with them in our lives simply for the fact of making me happy.

8. He's constantly tripping over things because I'm so disorganized, but rarely complains.

7. He kisses me three times before he leaves for work in the morning.

6. Even when he has the weekend off, he'll let me sleep and go get coffee down at Tim's himself - and if everyone's home, he'll grab it for them too.

5. He puts up with my Styx obsession no matter where it leads me.

4. Every Christmas he leaves his sisters house early, just so we can make it to my aunt's in time to do some carrolling, which is a tradition in my family.

3. He text messages me in the middle of the day for no other reason but to say I love you.

2. He waits up for me if I have a late shift at my night job, even if he has to work the next day.

1. Despite it all, he's still here.

Well, that's not ALL the reasons he's wonderful - but it's thirteen and thus I have completed the requirements for today's meme.

Stay sane inside insanity ~ and never forget your towel.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Dona Nobis Pacem

I'm making this a sticky, since my memory sucks and I'll probably forget next week, until it hits around ten PM and then it'll be too late. LOL.

Special thanks to Mimi for initiating this movement.

Stay sane inside insanity ~ and never forget your towel.


With love and pride