What I’ve been doing this week!

August 14, 2009

Hi, all!  Most of this week has been spent sitting on my fat ass working on inputting my SUPERNATURAL eps.  (Go look there, friends, please!)  It’s a lot of work, but when it’s a labor of love, I can’t really call it work.  I think of all those hours and hours I spent working on DARK SHADOWS episodes, and this seems like a lot less by comparison–but I’m lots older and more tired now!

Still, every time I watch an episode of this show, I see something new.  To me, that’s a quality TV show!  I watched “Mystery Spot” yesterday and today, and I was really impressed with Jared Padalecki.  He was good as Rory’s boyfriend in GILMORE GIRLS, but as Sam Winchester, he’s become an actor of depth and brilliance.  Working with Jensen Ackles, viewing Jared and him are like watching a shiny, balanced, perfectly-pumping machine.  They keep me awestricken!

I have to run some urine (pee) over to the lab.  Even though I had a three day course of antibiotics, I think I still have a bladder infection.  So I have to give them some urine .  I should stop puttering around here and get my ass off to the lab.

I will try to post more frequently here.  Problem is, most days there’s little to tell.  Ooh, I forgot–yesterday I bought a new pair of sneakers and four boxes of coffee at Kohl’s.  They had a BIG sale and gave 30% more off if you used their credit card.  I had to apply for one when I got there, no big deal.  So I bought the sneaks for $40 (Reeboks), and four boxes of Keurig coffee packs, $10, each, and got 30% off on top of that!  Nice deals! I do LOVE saving money, don’t you?

Love, Robin


My bad!

August 4, 2009

I know, I’ve been lax. That might happen until I’ve gotten back into the habit of writing a blog again.

Tuesday evening, I went out to dinner with Sharon, my best friend of over 40 years. We were constructing our ideal man if we were to start from now, from our vantage point of having each had a not-so-perfect husband for over 30 years apiece. Sharon’s most cherished quality, was honesty, and she wanted the joy of that first kiss that left her breathless and made her feel the flush of brand-new love.

As for me, I wanted a guy who would slowly, lovingly, usher me into great sex. Am I, even now, capable of enjoying it, given my unhappy background? Even if given a good partner? I don’t know, but having a man who took his time, was in great physical shape (yes, I’m shallow, I want a guy I’m truly attracted to!), is part of the package I insist on. There will be orgasms, many, and it will be fantastic!

Funny thing is, when Sharon talked about that kiss, I almost wanted to plant one on her, just to see if *I* could give her the kiss she wanted! What the fuck, Robin?

We spoke of that time when our husbands pre-decease us, when we move in together, take care of each other, go on vacations and enjoy whatever years we have left as platonic companions. It never occurs to us that we might die before our husbands do or that one of us or both of us might meet another guy.

Dan went to a Grassroots concert last night, presented free by the town of Farmingdale. I had planned to join him, but I got a call from V requesting that I finish up my SUPERNATURAL column, so I used that as an excuse to beg off going. These things are so crowded, we usually have to park really far away and walk a long distance, then sit equally far away. Dan told me it was a fabulous concert. I felt guilty sending him alone, but he met lots of his co-workers there, so he really wasn’t all by himself.

The weather has been warm, and some days very humid. We’ve been using the A/C a lot, so our electric bills will be terrible. I think I’ll leave them for Dan to open!

I finally called down south and made arrangements for my retirement. I have a feeling what I’ll be getting as my pension won’t come anywhere NEAR covering all our bills, but I’ll just get a part time job and not worry about it. I will be FREE of that terrible, mind-numbing, soul-stealing place, and that’s what counts! Yee haw!

Brad has to set up his financing for the house, and I guess once that happens, he’ll be the proud owner of his own house! I vacillate between sad, scared and proud every time I think of looking in his room and not seeing him, his bed or his furniture! We might be able to bring this house to some semblance of order now!

Nah! I’m kidding myself. I live with DAN! Chief of Farts and Disorder!

Beginning this week, we’re getting two reruns of SUPERNATURAL Thursday nights–one at 8 PM, one at 9. Does it get any sweeter than this?

Please check out!

I worked on SUPERNATURAL, season 3, episode 8 – “A Very Supernatural Christmas.” Check it out!

I have begun!

July 23, 2009

Yesterday, I spent two hours having V (and that is the name both you and I will know him by) of Moogi explaining to me how I will be entering SUPERNATURAL into Moogi’s database.  Was I nervous?  YES!  Was I confused?  YES!  Was the amount of information he gave me over those two hours enough to make me wonder if I was biting off more than I can chew?  Hell, yes!

Then I remembered–years ago, I used to arise at 3:30 AM, take my laptop into my living room, fire up my VCR (remember those?), and write a review/synopsis of two episodes per day, five days a week!  That’s 10 half hour episodes per WEEK!  It was including bits of dialogue, my own wry commentary.  I had to stop the recorder and go back, listen to what I missed, take notes, type dialog verbatim!  Imagine–DARK SHADOWS was 1,224 episodes, and I sat and did that with every single one!

Was I crazy?  Yes, but I loved that damn show that much, as much as I now love SUPERNATURAL, and I think I can handle doing what V wants done one episode per WEEK!

V asked me to work on one episode from season 3, since I have the DVD, so I requested “A Very SUPERNATURAL Christmas.”  It’s one of my favorite eps, it has lots of brotherly love–and so many mentions of pagan gods and lore that I barely could understand!  That might be a problem, but I’ll figure it out.  V wants me to dig out all the little bits of detail and information hidden in every episode, like digging out gems. It’s a lot easier to see what I’m talking about than to understand it from my description here.  Go to, please and you’ll see what’s going on.  I snagged SUPERNATURAL, and I am ecstatic!

Son Brad is still on his cruise; no news to report there.  He hasn’t called since last time to tell me how much fun he’s having.  Hey, I wish he was here and I was there.  God, I love cruising!

My older dog, Snaps, is having trouble walking and I’m very worried about him.  He’s going to get clipped Saturday and then I’m getting him to the vet.  I think he’ll feel a lot better after he’s washed and clipped.  The eye we had operated on looks pretty good, but he always gets a rash in the summer on his back, and the only thing that works on that is a bath in this special shampoo we bought for him.  He’s going to be 14 on August 20th, no longer a youngster.  He still loves eating scraps from the dinner table (a bad habit DADDY taught him as a  puppy), and walking on a leash.  I take him and his brother (that would be biting Bugsy) out once daily, other times they have our fenced-in yard to enjoy and run around in.

So I sat down with the DVD of  “A Very SUPERNATURAL Christmas” and got about halfway through it, noting when the scenes began and ended (not my favorite portion of this project; they want the exact begin and end time, minutes and seconds) and what happened in each scene.   I love synopsizing episodes, always have, but Moogi is going to give those who come to the site so much more bang for their buck!

Last night, Dan and I went to Giovanni’s Wednesday night pasta dinner special.  When we moved here in 1988, it was only $5.95, but today it’s $9.95 for salad, a choice of 40 different pasta dishes, cheesecake and coffee.  I almost always have linguini with red clam sauce and Dan chose spaghetti with meatballs.  Yummy!  I skipped the cheesecake since I’m trying to be good, dietwise.

Speaking of which, when she saw his terrible A1C, Dr. Jacob put Dan on a shot of insulin this past Monday.  Since he started taking it, in addition to watching his food intake, his sugars have been PERFECT.  I’m happy for him.  My last A1C was worse than my previous one, which is why I’m being much more careful in what I’m eating.   The pasta we ate last night was the very worst food we’ve ingested in quite a while.  Tonight, I’m making salmon.

Love, Robin